The second annual Midway Day and first Safety Awareness Day is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It is to be a day of fellowship. There will be food, entertainment and local vendors and churches. There will also be safety demonstrations and give-aways.
The theme this year is Midway: A City on the Move. Activities are at Midway City Hall and the recreation space out back.
East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 will host its second fish fry Saturday. The post decided to participate in the annual Midway Festival being held at the Midway City Hall. The fish fry will be from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. The post will also have a drawing for a raffle it has been promoting. The funds generated through this fish fry remain in the local community to assist veterans, their families and for public education on Americanism. The members of this post truly appreciate your assistance.
Jazz in the Park
Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association has set the 18th season of its popular summer series, Jazz in the Park. Kicking off on Memorial Day weekend, the open-air concerts are 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 their favorite beverages, and enjoy some of the best musicians the Southeast has to offer. As always, this year’s line-up includes an eclectic range of music to please a wide variety of tastes.
On May 27, the Phil Morrison Trio featuring Keith Williams kicks off Jazz in the Park. These local favorites play standards as well as original material influenced by international styles. The strong vocals of pianist Keith Williams collaborate with the fresh arrangements of Phil Morrison for a real crowd-pleaser act.
Author details Jekyll
Author Rick Hutto will present “The Lavish Lives of the Jekyll Island Club Members,” at 7 this evening at the Brunswick Library. The talk is based on his book “Their Gilded Age: The Jekyll Island Club Members.”
He’ll discuss legends such as the Morgans, Pulitzers, Rockefellers, Vanderbilts and how their lives were the envy of the masses. Hutto’s book tells the story of the men and women of the Jekyll Island Club and the effect they had on the U.S. economy and on politics, arts, education and cultures-not only in their lifetimes, but in the years that followed. Hutto’s previous book is “Crowning Glory: American Wives of Princes and Dukes.”
This program is free and open to all. Also on Saturday, from 2-4 p.m., the author will sign books at Jekyll Books at the Old Infirmary on Jekyll Island.
Fort Morris Memorial Day
On May 26, 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 I-95 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 above), $1.50 for youth (ages 6 to 18), children age 5 and under are free.
Fort King George
Celebrate Memorial Day, and travel back in time to the 1720’s, 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. May 28.
Bring a picnic lunch and take a guided tour of the fort and the surrounding grounds. Re-enactors will demonstrate the firing of muskets every half hour and cannons every hour.
Admission for the day will be $5 for adults; S4.50 for seniors; and $2.50 for children. Group rates are available.
The Soldier Show, produced and performed by soldiers including one from Fort Stewart this year, plays on Fort Stewart later this month and Hunter Army Airfield next month.
Staff Sgt. Patricia Isaac with the 188th Infantry Brigade, a tenant unit on Fort Stewart, is singing with the show this year.
It 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.
It is free and open to all.
Dance class returns
The ballroom dance class sponsored by Georgia Southern University’s Continuing Education Center is back by popular demand. “Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot and Latin Dances” will begin June 1. Open to beginners and experienced dancers, the class meets from 7-8 p.m. in the campus activity room at College Plaza on Fair Road in Statesboro. The class meets every Friday through July 13, except July 6. Registration and payment is required for this non-credit course, which costs $49 per person. To sign up, visit http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted or call (912) 681-5551.