Oct 9-13 Colonial Coast Birding and Nature Festival Field trips, seminars, exhibits, banquet and keynote address. Jekyll Island Convention Center, Beachview Dr., Jekyll Island. 877-453-5955. coastalgeorgiabirding.org
Oct 17-18 Brunswick Rockin' Stewbilee Annual food competition, fair, and concert. Gates open 5pm Fri. Costume contest 6pm, Disco Karaoke contest 6:30pm, concert 8pm (see K.C. & Sunshine band under Performances above). Sat: 5K Disco Race & Hustle 9:15am, Classic Car Show 11:30am-2:30pm, Pooch Parade 9:45am, Stew Tasting & Contest 11:30am-2:30pm, kids activities 10am-2:30pm. Food and arts/crafts vendors Fri 6-10pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm. Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay St., Brunswick. 267-7440. brunswickstewbilee.com
Oct 17-18 Downtown Brunswick Street Fair Art, craft, and food vendors, kids activities. Fri 4-8pm, Sat 10am-5pm. Gloucester St. between Newcastle & Bay, Brunswick. Downtown Development Authority/Historic Brunswick Business Association. 279-2603
Oct 18 Sapelo Island Cultural Day Food, music, dance, art, tours to celebrate Geechee/Gullah culture of Sapelo Island. 9am-5pm. Sapelo Island. 485-2197. sapeloislandgeorgia.org
Oct 19 Monthly Dance Party Live music by Lorna Greenwood. Singles and couples welcome. BYOB and an appetizer to share pot luck style. 5-8pm, free dance lesson 4:30pm. $25 advance, $30 at door. Brunswick Shrine Club, Rte. 17 N, Brunswick. Golden Isles Ballroom Dancers. 634-8219
Oct 24 9th Annual St. Simons Island Land Trust Oyster Roast 7-9pm. $45 members; $60 non-members. Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Island. 638-9109
Oct 25 Memories of McIntosh Recreation of the steamboat Georgia's maiden voyage in 1819 up the Altamaha and Oconee Rivers, bound for Milledgeville. 7:30pm. $10 reserved, $7 general. McIntosh Academy Auditorium, Hwy 17, Darien. McIntosh Theatre Arts Co. 437-4171
CONCERTS AND PERFORMING ARTS
Oct 7 Konstantin Soukhovetski Pianist in a concert in memory of Eugenia Price. 7:30pm. St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 205 Kings Way, St. Simons Island. Island Concert Assn. 638-2220.
Oct 10-12, The Little Foxes Original stage production of Lillian Hellman's classic drama. Thurs, Fri, Sat
16, 18 8pm, Sun 3pm (no performance Fri Oct 17). $15 adults, $10 students/seniors; special prices and reserved seating with 2008-2009 Performing Arts Series Ritzpass. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Golden Isles Arts and Humanities. 262-6934. goldenislesarts.org
Oct 14 Gabriela Garcia-Medina Poet and activist performs her poetry. 12:15pm. Student Center, College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick. 279-5812. ccga.edu
Oct 17 K.C. & the Sunshine Band Classic 70s group in concert for Brunswick Rockin' Stewbilee (see Special Events below). 8pm (gates open 6pm). $25. Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay St., Brunswick. 267-7440. brunswickstewbilee.com
Oct 23 Sapphire Brass Quintet Brass ensemble in concert; reservations required. 7:30pm. $15. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. 635-2600. jekyllclub.com
Oct 24 Pavlo Composer, guitarist, and singer of "Mediterranean music." 8pm. $25 adults, $10 students/children. Season tickets and memberships available. Glynn Academy Auditorium, Monck & Norwich, Brunswick. Brunswick Community Concert Association. 638-5616. brunswickcommunityconcert.org.
Oct 26 Sunday Dinner Dance Gourmet dining in Grand Ballroom and dancing to Wayne Tate's "Four and Easy" band; reservations required. 6pm. $34.95 plus tax & tip. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. 635-2600. jekyllclub.com
Oct 27 A Classic Concert Works by Beethoven, Hyldgaard. 8pm. $25 adult, $5 student/child; season subscription $75/$20. Glynn Academy Auditorium, Monck & Norwich, Brunswick. Coastal Symphony of Georgia. 634-2006. coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org
Oct 28 Glynn Academy Concert Choir Concert with Savannah Country Day School's choir of Haydn's Kleine Orgel Messe (Little Organ Mass) and other works. 6pm. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Hanover Square, Brunswick. Glynn Academy Music Dept. 267-4210 x3110
Oct 28 Brad Richter Guitar concert; reservations required. 8pm. $15. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. 635-2600. jekyllclub.com
Oct 30 US Navy Band Commodores Touring jazz group in concert. 7pm. Free but advance admission ticket required; available at Ritz Theatre & Chamber of Commerce offices (Brunswick), Pat's Hallmark (St. Simons Island), Jekyll Island Welcome Center. Glynn Academy Auditorium, Monck & Norwich, Brunswick. Golden Isles Arts and Humanities. 262-6934. goldenislesarts.org
Oct 31 A Haunting Good Night Scary Stories for adults by storyteller-author-recording artist Milbre Burch; reservations required. 7:30pm. $15. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. 635-2600. jekyllclub.com
Oct 31, Vaudeville for Hope Music, skits, dancing, songs to benefit Amity House. Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun
Nov 1-2 2pm. $10 adults, $5 students & seniors 55+. First Presbyterian Church, 1105 Union St., Brunswick. C.A.P.E. Theater. capetheater.org
Oct 31-Nov 16 Annie Get Your Gun Live production of award-winning usical by Irving Berlin. Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm. $20 adults, $5 students 6-18. Casino Theatre, St. Simons Island. The Island Players. 638-0338. theislandplayers.com
Oct 9 King of the Hill 1975 US film directed by Steven Soderbergh. 2&7pm. Brunswick Library,
208 Gloucester St., Brunswick. 267-1212
Oct 15 The Counterfeiters 2007 Austrian film. 7pm. Casino Theatre, St. Simons Island. Brunswick Library. 267-1212
Oct 18 Martian Child 2007 US film with John Cusack. 3pm. Southeast Georgia Conference Center, College of Coastal Georgia. Brunswick. Brunswick Library. 267-1212
Oct 20 Counting Backwards Humorous film of young man's search for love, featuring director April Winney. 2nd film of Southern Circuit, traveling film series with filmmakers present for audience discussion, through April 2009. 7pm. $5, free to GIAHA members. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Golden Isles Arts and Humanities. 262-6934. goldenislesarts.org
Oct 22 Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont 2005 British film. 7pm. Casino Theatre, St. Simons Island. Brunswick Library. 267-1212
Oct 23 Riding the Rails 1997 US documentary. 2&7pm. Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick. 267-1212
Oct 30 The Year My Parents Went on Vacation 2006 Brazilian film. 2&7pm. Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick. 267-1212
Oct1-30 Mary Smith, Painter; Stephen Heywood, Potter Mon-Fri Noon-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm. Opening reception Sun, Oct 5, 1-3pm. Goodyear Cottage, Historic District, Jekyll Island. Jekyll Island Arts Association. 635-3920
Through Oct 31 An Artist Walk through McIntosh Local artists. 10am-4pm. Old Jail Art Center, 404 North Way, Darien. McIntosh Art Association. 437-7711
Oct 1-Nov 3 Clay Custer New work. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm. Outpatient Care Center Art Gallery, Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick. Art Downtown/Gallery 209. 262-0628. sghs.org, artdowntown.net
Oct 1-Nov 18 Rhythm Cycles New work by Sue Byrne Russell. Tue-Fri 11am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Art Downtown/Gallery 209, 209 Gloucester St., Brunswick. 262-0628. artdowntown.net
Oct-Nov Salon D'Automne Annual exhibition featuring French, American, Spanish and Russian paintings. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Left Bank Art Gallery, 3600 Frederica Rd., Suites 12 & 13, St. Simons Island. 638-3017, 800-336-9469. leftbankartgallery.com
Oct 3-Nov 7 Natural Light Fine art photography of people and places in the South by Mike Nalley. Tues-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Opening reception Fri, Oct 3, 5-7 pm. Golden Isles Arts and Humanities. 262-6934. goldenislesarts.org
Oct 10, Folklore, Rumor & Myth Twilight tour of Historic District with "spine-tingling tales." 7pm.
17, 24 Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Stable Rd., Jekyll Island. 635-4036. jekyllisland.com
Oct 11 Birding and Botany on the Plantation Nature program. 9-10:30am. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, 5556 Hwy. 17N, Brunswick. 264-7333. gastateparks.org/info/hofwyl
Oct 11 Frederica Folkways: The Life of a Soldier 9am-5pm. $3 ages 16+. Fort Frederica Visitors Center, 6515 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island. 638-3639. nps.gov/fofr
Oct 11 Frederica Folkways: 18th Century Cooking 2pm. $3 ages 16+. Fort Frederica Visitors Center, 6515 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island. 638-3639. nps.gov/fofr
Oct 26 The Pulitzer Prize in Georgia Readings by Stephen Corey, editor of the Georgia Review, and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Natasha Tretheway. 3pm. Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick. 267-1212
Oct 27-30 The Pulitzer Legacy in Georgia Readings, panel discussions, book signings, informal gatherings with four Pulitzer Prize winners with ties to Georgia (Natasha Trethewey, Hank Klibanoff, Stephen Dunn, Edward J. Larson). Also includes Ecology conference (see below). $500 full conference ticket includes all events, meals, tour of island; $200 day tickets for Oct 28-30; $125 day ticket for Oct 27. Jekyll Island Club Hotel. The Georgia Review, UGA. firstname.lastname@example.org. thegeorgiareview.com
Oct 28-30 The Ecology of the Georgia Coastline Daily presentations/talks in conjunction with The Pulitzer Legacy in Georgia (above). Thurs 3pm: An Ecological History of Jekyll Island; 4pm: Gene Odum and the Fight to Save the Marshes of Glynn; Wed 1pm: Field trip to beaches and marshes of Jekyll (limited to 12); Thur 3pm: Geechee Life on Sapelo, 4pm Moonlight & Sea Turtles. Jekyll Island Club Hotel. University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology. 706-542-2968.
Oct 13-16 The Figure in Landscape Oil workshop led by Dee Beard Dean. 9am-4pm. $550. Anderson Fine Art Gallery, 3309 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island. 634-8414. andersonfineartgallery.com
Oct 15 Chef's Demonstration: Oktoberfest Hotel chef demonstrates two courses with tastings and recipes; reservations required. 1:30pm. $30. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. 635-2600. jekyllclub.com
Oct 27-30 Plein Air Workshop Oil, led by Bill Davidson. 9am-4pm. $500. Anderson Fine Art Gallery, 3309 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island. 634-8414. andersonfineartgallery.com
Oct 31-Nov 1 Pottery Demonstration and Sale 9am-5pm. Glynn Art Association, 319 Mallery St., St. Simons Island. 638-8770. glynnart.org
ONGOING THROUGH MONTH
Art Classes Watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, pottery, drawing. Various days, times and locations. Glynn Art Association. 638-8770. glynnart.org
Children's Pottery, drawing, painting, paper. Various days, times and locations. Glynn Art Association.
Art Classes 638-8770. glynnart.org
Passport to Hear the remarkable story of the Jekyll Island Club during the American Gilded Era and enter two
the Century restored cottages filled with rich tales and elegant furnishings. 11am, 1pm, 3pm daily. Adults $16, Children 6-12 $7, Free under 6. Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Stable Rd., Jekyll Island. 635-4036. jekyllisland.com
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