With the county’s high school graduations Saturday and Memorial Day on Monday it is a busy weekend. Here are just a few of the things to do.
On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fort Morris State Historic Site staff and volunteers will commemorate the holiday with hourly soldier talks, and musket and cannon firings. The park is seven miles east of I-95 on Fort Morris Road. Drive about five miles from the interstate east on Islands Highway to Fort Morris Road, take a left and travel another two miles. Fort Morris is on the right. For more information, call (912)884-5999 or visit online at www.fortmorris.org. Admission is $3 for adults, $2.50 for seniors (62 and older), $1.50 for youth (ages 6 to 18), children age 5 and younger are free.
Fort King George
Celebrate Memorial Day, and travel back in time to the 1720s, as Fort King George in Darien comes to life with the sights and sounds of Britain’s first fort on Georgia soil from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Bring a picnic lunch and take a guided tour of the fort and grounds. Re-enactors will demonstrate the firing of muskets and cannons. Learn how the soldiers and scouts lived, the dangers they faced in the southern-most outpost of the British Empire. Admission for will be $5 for adults; S4.50 for seniors; and $2.50 for children.
Jazz in the Park 2007
Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association kicks off the 18th season of its popular summer series, Jazz in the Park this weekend.
The open-air concerts are throughout the summer, on six Sunday evenings at high tide (for maximum breeze and comfort) at 7 p.m. at the St. Simons Lighthouse lawn. Every year, thousands of people bring chairs or blankets to relax on the lawn, picnic suppers, and enjoy some of the best musicians the Southeast has to offer.
On Sunday, the Phil Morrison Trio featuring Keith Williams plays. These local favorites play standards as well as original material influenced by international styles. The vocals of pianist Keith Williams collaborate with the arrangements of Phil Morrison for a real crowd-pleaser act.
The Soldier Show, produced and performed by soldiers plays on Fort Stewart next week and Hunter Army Airfield in June.
The cast this year includes one of Fort Stewart’s own, Staff Sgt. Patricia Isaac, who is with the 188th Infantry Brigade, a tenant unit on Fort Stewart, is singing with the show this year.
The polished variety show will be in Fort Stewart’s Newman Fitness Center at 7 p.m. May 30 and 31 and in the Hunter Fitness Center on Hunter AAF at 7 p.m. June 6.
The show at both locations is free and open to all.