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Festivals and Events in Brunswick and The Golden Isles of Georgia during November and December

Brunswick Street Fair November 3-4, 2007. 10am-5pm. Downtown Brunswick.   Brunswick Exchange Club Fair November 6-10. Exchange Club Fairgrounds.   Harry James Orchestra November 18, 2007. The Harry James Orchestra continues the tradition of mellow arrangements and fine rhythmic playing that first made it famouse. They are currently under the direction of Fred Radke. The performance will begin at 3:00 p.m. at Glynn Academy. Brunswick Community Concert Association.   Christmas Tree Lighting November 23, 2007. 6:30pm. Downtown Brunswick.   Exibits and Openings   October 12-November 24

Lew Tilley Teasers: The Collection in Parrott, GA Retrospective exhibit of the late painter, author, educator and Georgia native. Tues-Fri 9 AM-5 PM, Sat 10 AM-2 PM. Ritz Theatre Gallery, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Opening reception October 12, 5-7 PM. GIAHA, 262-6934.

October 12-November 28

Ossabaw Island Art Exhibit: Works by Glenda Cason, Louise Eaton, Linda Wunder inspired by their visit to Ossabaw Island. Opening reception October 12, 6-8 PM. Glenda Cason Art Gallery, 261 Redfern Village, St Simons Island. 634-7770.

October 30-December 1

Georgia Coastal Artists Show Featuring 34 artists. Glynn Art Association, 319 Mallery St., St Simons Island. Opening reception November 1, 5-7 PM. 638-8770.

November 2-30

Group Show Frances Landel and Susan Knight Smith oils, pastels and mixed media; Gary Snedeker rustic wood designs. Goodyear Cottage, Jekyll Island Historic District. Monday-Friday 12-4 PM, Weekends 10 AM-4 PM. Opening reception November 4, 1-3 PM. Jekyll Island Arts Association. 635-3920.

November 2-30

Under the Tuscan Sun: Works by Dee Beard Dean. Anderson Fine Art Gallery, 3309 Frederica Rd., St Simons Island. 638-8109.

November 30-Jan 5, 2008

Annual Glynn County Student Art Show: Works in all mediums by local K-12 students. Tues-Fri 9 AM-5 PM, Sat 10 AM-2 PM. Ritz Theatre Gallery, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Opening reception November 30, 5-7 PM. GIAHA, 262-6934.

December

The Little Picture Show Annual exhibition of over 150 "Little Jewel" paintings throughout the Holiday Season. Left Bank Art Gallery, 3600 Frederica Rd., Suites 12 & 13, St Simons Island. 638-3017.

Annual Members' Show Goodyear Cottage, Jekyll Island Historic District. Mon-Fri 12-4 PM, Weekends 10 AM-4 PM. Jekyll Island Arts Association. 635-3920.

December 7-31

Holiday Show Gallery artists feature newest works. Anderson Fine Art Gallery, 3309 Frederica Rd., St Simons Island. 638-8109.

December 8-9

Annual Christmas Craft Festival 10 AM-5 PM. The park at the Village, St Simons Island. Glynn Art Association. 638-8770.

Performances   October 31

The Hoax 2006 US film. Free. 7 PM. Jekyll Island Museum Visitors Center. Three Rivers Regional Library, 267-1212.

November 1

Keeping Mum 2005 English film. Free. 7 PM. St. Simons Island Casino Theater. Three Rivers Regional Library, 267-1212.

November 8

The Impressionists (Part 1) 2006 British film. Free. 2&7 PM. Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick. 267-1212.

November 10

The Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash Rusty Evans and his band Ring of Fire in a musical tribute to the country superstar. $18 adults, $15 students & seniors. 8 PM. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. GIAHA 2007-2008 Performing Arts Series. Season RitzPass available with discounted prices and reserved seating. 262-6934. Purchase tickets on line.

November 13

The Impressionists (Part 2) 2006 British film. Free. 2&7 PM. Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick. 267-1212.

November 13

Inman Piano Trio Violin, cello, piano recital. 8 PM. St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 205 Kings Way, St Simons Island. Island Concert Association. 638-2220.

December 1-2

Handel's Messiah 23rd annual performance by 10-member Community Chorus. December 1, 7 PM; December 2, 4 PM with reception following. St Simons Methodist Church, 624 Ocean Blvd., St Simons Island. 638-3317.

December 5

Karen DeVos One-woman play about Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling. 7 PM. Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick. 267-1212.

December 6

Miss Potter 2006 English film. Free. 7 PM. St. Simons Island Casino Theater. Three Rivers Regional Library, 267-1212.

December 13

Offside 2006 Iranian film. Free. 2&7 PM. Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick. 267-1212.

December 14-16

A Christmas Carol Annual production of Charles Dickens' holiday classic, featuring Brunswick Mayor Bryan Thompson as Scrooge. $12 adults, $7 students & seniors. Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 3 PM. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. GIAHA 2007-2008 Performing Arts Series. Season RitzPass available with discounted prices and reserved seating. 262-6934. Purchase tickets on line.

December 16

Carols of the Bells Holiday carol concert by 32-tone Hand Bell Choir of St. Simons Presbyterian Church. 3 PM. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. Reservations required. 635-2600.

December 17

Christmas Crescendo Works by Tyzik, Brahms, Mozart, Prokofiev and more. 8 PM. Glynn Academy Auditorium, Brunswick. $25 adult, $5 student; season tickets $75/$20. Coastal Symphony of Georgia. 634-2006, http://www.coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org/.

December 17

Flute Choir and Ensemble Concert Traditional Christmas music by 12 flutes and Stewart-Laws Ch AMber Ensemble. 7:30 PM. Club Ballroom, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. Reservations required. 635-2600.

December 17-24

The Jekyll Christmas Bagpiper Scottish bagpiper Tim Akins at the Club and then down by the Jekyll River. 4 PM. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. Reservations required. 635-2600.

December 18

The Namesake 2006 Indian/US film. Free. 7 PM. St. Simons Island Casino Theater. Three Rivers Regional Library, 267-1212.

Malarkey Celtic band Christmas concert in Irish folk tradition. 7:30 PM. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. Reservations required. 635-2600.

  SPECIAL EVENTS AND FESTIVALS   November 3

The Oglethorpe Ball Annual fundraiser gala for Signature Squares of Brunswick. Catered by Stratton Hall with music by "Sophisticated Swing" of Jacksonville. Live auction. Formal attire preferred, valet parking provided. 7 PM. Historic Old City Hall, 1229 Newcastle St., Brunswick. $75 per person advance at Tamary's and Evelyn Talman, St Simons Island; Lady in White, Spaulding's Fine Menswear, Inspirations Home Décor & More, Ned Cash Jewelers, Brunswick., $100 day of event. 258-1588 or 996-3920.

November 3-4

Historic Downtown Brunswick Street Fair Art, antiques, crafts, food, entertainment. Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sun Noon-5 PM. Newcastle St., Brunswick. Historic Brunswick Business Association. 554-1900, http://www.downtownbrunswickga.com/.

November 5

Bach to Brubeck Classical & Romantic guitarist Francois Fowler. Refreshments. 7:30 PM. Beachside Hall, Jekyll Island Convention Center. Jekyll Island Arts Association. 635-3920.

November 9-11

Coast Guard Reunion All who served at Station St. Simons are invited for a fun-filled weekend of events and renewing friendships. Sponsored by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society. 638-4446.

November 17

7th Annual Father Daughter Purity Ball For girls 9 and older with father/father figure. 7-9:30 PM. Atlantic Hall, Jekyll Island Convention Center, $40 per couple. RSVP by November 12. Braveheart Teen Initiative. 466-0891.

November 18

Golden Isles Dancers Thanksgiving Party Live music, dance mixers, showcase. Food drive. BYOB and pot luck appetizer. $25 advance, $30 door. 5-8 PM. Free dance lesson 4:15 PM. Brunswick Shrine Club. Reservations: 634-8219.

November 23

Annual Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Carolers, Mayor Bryan Thompson reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas." 5:30 PM. Machen Square, Downtown Brunswick. Historic Brunswick Business Association. 554-1900, http://www.downtownbrunswickga.com/.

November 30

Dedication of Historical Marker, "Retreat Plantation" 3 PM. Sponsored by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society, Georgia Historical Society, Friends of Coastal History and the Sea Island Company. 638-4666.

December 1

Annual Brunswick Christmas Parade Step-off 9 AM. Gloucester Street from Howard Coffin Park to Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Downtown Development Authority. 265-4032.

December 6

Painted Chairs Event Fundraiser for Glynn Art Association. 638-8770, http://www.glynnart.org/

December 7

1810 Holiday Dinner with the DuBignons Early Jekyll Islanders host a gourmet dinner and an elegant salon concert in the style of the period. 7:30 PM. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. Reservations required. 635-2600.

December 8

23rd Annual Christmas Tour of Homes and Gardens and Bake Sale 11 AM-5 PM. Tabby Cabins, Gascoigne Bluff, St Simons Island. Tickets may be purchased at Pat's Hallmark, GJ Ford Bookshop, St. Simons's Drugs or online at http://www.cassinagardenclub.org/. Cassina Garden Club. 634-8141.

December 10-13

Holiday High Tea Tea sandwiches, a savory, warm scones, pastries complement the perfect cup of tea, with seasonal instrumental music. 4 PM. Grand Dining Room. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. Reservations required. 635-2600.

December 11

Jekyll Island Singers Annual Christmas Program under the direction of Annie Barr and Anne Jennings. Refreshments. 7:30 PM. Beachside Hall, Jekyll Island Convention Center. Jekyll Island Arts Association. 635-3920.

December 15

A Dickens Feast Atlanta acting company revisits Christmas as characters from Dickens' A Christmas Carol. A toast in the Boar's Head Lobby, then holiday feast and musical dinner theatre in Grand Dining Room. 7:30 PM. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. Reservations required 635-2600.

December 16

Santa at Crane Cottage St. Nick welcomes children. Photographer available to capture the moment.11:30 AM-2 PM. Crane Cottage, Jekyll Island Historic District. Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Reservations required. 635-2600.

December 21

Caroling at the Club Meet Tom in his top hat on the Riverfront Veranda for caroling at Crane and Cherokee Cottages, the Club, Sans Souci. Hot cocoa and cookies afterwards. 5 PM Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. Reservations required. 635-2600.

December 31

New Years Eve Party and Dance Jekyll Island Big Band, party favors, hors d'oeuvres buffet, ch AMpagne toast at midnight, cash bar. 8:30 PM-12:30 AM. Jekyll Island Convention Center, A-Hall. $25 at door/no reservations. 645-3067 or 635-3636.

December 31

Golden Isles Dancers New Years Eve Spectacular Ball Champagne, noise makers, dance mixers, games. BYOB and appetizer to share. $35 advance, $50 door (tickets limited). 8:30 PM-12:30 AM. Brunswick Shrine Club. 634-8219.

CLASSES/CAMPS   October 28-November1

Cooking at the Club Executive Chef, pastry chef, culinary staff lead elite 2007 cooking school. Crane Cottage, Jekyll Island Historic District. Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Reservations required. 635-2600.

November 2 & 9

"Bits and Pieces" Workshop on altered books, artists' trading cards and greeting cards utilizing mixed media with Debbie Craig. 10 AM-2 PM. Glynn Art Association, 319 Mallery St., St Simons Island. 638-8770. www.glynnart.org

November 3 & 10

"Bits and Pieces" Workshop on altered books, artists' trading cards and greeting cards utilizing mixed media with Debbie Craig. 1-5 PM. Glynn Art Association, 319 Mallery St., St Simons Island. 638-8770. www.glynnart.org

November 5-7

Plein Air Workshop For all levels, led by Peggy Everett. Anderson Fine Art Gallery, 3309 Frederica Rd., St Simons Island. 638-8109.

December 5

Holiday Chef's Demonstration Hotel Chef presents "Sweet and Savory Christmas Pies" with generous tasting and printed recipes.1:30 PM. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. Reservations required. 635-2600.

December 8

Christmas Woodcarving Workshop Master woodcarver Clay Smith provides tools, patterns and wood blocks to carve Christmas memento. Hot cider and fresh baked pastries served. 10 AM. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. Reservations required. 635-2600.

ONGOING OCTOBER-DECEMBER

Art Classes in All Mediums Glynn Art Association. 638-8770. www.glynnart.org

Pottery, Hand-Building and Wheel Glynn Art Association. 638-8770. www.glynnart.org

Classes in Stained Glass and Beading The Glass Menagerie, 120 Commerce Dr., Brunswick. 262-9858. glass-menagerie.net.

Golden Isles Dancers Classes Beginners ballroom and Latin, no experience necessary, singles and couples welcome. $10. Tuesdays 7-8:30 PM. Contours Express (near Big Lots). Group also meets every Saturday night at Redfern Village, 7:15 PM. Lesson 7:30-8 PM, followed by dancing and practicing what was learned at Tuesday class. $10 for lesson and dance; $7.50 for just dance. 634-8219.

Shore Line Dance Club Classes Ballroom and Latin, singles and couples welcome. Fridays. Beginners and intermediate 6:30-7:30 PM. Advanced only (covering choreography, routines and technique, taught by the coach of "Dancing with the Stars Southern Style") 7:45-8:45 PM. $40 per month per person. Brunswick YMCA. 634-8219.

Dance Classes Singles only, ballroom and Latin. Thursdays. Beginners 7 PM; intermediate 8 PM. Thorpe Building, St. Simons United Methodist Church. 634-8219.

TOURS/READINGS/LECTURES   October 30

The Tell-Tale Heart Drama professor Dennis Elkins of Savannah College of Art and Design presents the story of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" with maximum dark-of-night impact. 7:30 PM. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. Reservations required. 635-2600.

November 3

Frederica Folkways: Tavern 2 PM. Ft. Frederica Visitor Center, 6515 Frederica Rd., St Simons Island. $3 per person (age 16+). 638-3639.

November 10

The Debatable Landfall Encampment 10 AM-5 PM. Ft. King George Historic Site, 1600 Wayne St., Darien, GA. $2.50-$5. 437-4770.

December 1

Frederica Folkways: The Life of a Soldier 2 PM. Ft. Frederica Visitor Center, 6515 Frederica Rd., St Simons Island. $3 per person (age 16+). 638-3639.

December 4

Candlelight Tour and Reception Tour the Hotel, a National Historic Landmark, by candlelight and hear the stories of the Club and its Christmas traditions. 4 PM. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. Reservations required. 635-2600.

December 8,9,15,16

The Holidays in History A lantern-lit escort through colonial yuletide festivities, hand-spun Victorian Christmas, touching accounts of World War I era holiday customs. Featuring appearances by period characters and musicians. 7 PM, 8 PM, 9 PM. Adults $10, Children 6-12 $5, under 6 free. Space limited, reservations required. Jekyll Island Museum. 635-4036.

December 15

James Oglethorpe's Birthday Celebration 11 AM-4 PM. Ft. Frederica Visitor Center, 6515 Frederica Rd., St Simons Island. 638-3639.

December 15

A Colonial Christmas 7-9 PM. Ft. King George Historic Site,1600 Wayne St., Darien, GA. $2.50-$5. 437-4770.

December 19

A Child's Christmas in Wales Classic Dylan Thomas story presented by Dr. Dennis Elkins, dramatist and Professor of Performance Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design. 7:30 PM. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. Reservations required. 635-2600.

ONGOING OCTOBER-DECEMBER

Passport to the Century Hear the remarkable story of the Jekyll Island Club and enter two restored cottages. Daily. $15, children 6-12 $7, under 6 free. Reservations requested. Jekyll Island History Center. 635-4036.

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