A street dance to honor the troops and welcome home Joshua Porter is planned for 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday in Ludowici. The dance will take place downtown on McQueen Street. Double Shot will perform and refreshments will be available for sale. The event is free and open to the public.
The 31st annual Sweet Onion Festival is on Saturday in Glennville. The event starts with a runs at 8 a.m. Festival gates open at the State Farmers’ Market on Highway 301 South at 9 a.m. At 10, a parade rolls through downtown Glennville.
The festival features more arts and crafts exhibitors, games and entertainment. Food selections are traditional festival fare and fried sweet onion rings and blooming onions. The dance at 9 p.m. at the State Farmers’ Market features the music of Dennis and the Menace of Brunswick.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. There is no charge to military with ID and their families. Dance admission is $12 each or $20 per couple in advance, or $15 each at the gate Saturday night. For more information or for dance tickets, call festival chairperson Wayne Dasher at 654-3332.
Author revisits Island
Author Rick Hutto will present “The Lavish Lives of the Jekyll Island Club Members,” a talk based on his book, “Their Gilded Age: The Jekyll Island Club Members,” on May 18 at 7 p.m. in the Brunswick Library. He’ll discuss legends such as the Morgans, Pulitzers, Rockefellers, Vanderbilts who used Jekyll as a retreat, and how their lives were the envy of the masses. The talk is presented by the Friends of the Brunswick Library and is free and open to all. Also, on May 19 from 2-4 p.m., Hutto will sign books at Jekyll Books at the Old Infirmary on Jekyll Island.