Thursday, Sept. 28

“Cherokee Cottage and who are the Shradys? … Things You May Not Know”.?” a historical program will be presented by Bonnie Householder, the president of the Jekyll Island Arts Association. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Mission Parlor of the Jekyll Presbyterian Community Church, 475 N. Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. Ample parking is available, and refreshments will be served following her presentation. The program, sponsored by the Friends of Historic Jekyll Island, is free and open to the public.

The Jekyll Squares will hold a square dance open house at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 and will continue until Oct. 5. Each event will be held on a Thursday at the Christian Life Center of the College Place United Methodist Church in Brunswick. Adults and children 12 years of age (with a parent) are welcome to attend. A lesson is included. For more information, call 912-265-1504 or 912-269-7909.

Saturday, Sept. 30

“The Lego Batman Movie,” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on the Village Green on Jekyll Island as part of the “Movies on the Green” series. Free.

Comedian Deon Anderson will perform in a show called “Cry Now, Laugh Later,” at 8 p.m. at the Ritz in downtown Brunswick. Tickets start at $15 for singles or $25 for couples. For more information or VIP seating, call 912-217-8668.

Team Alexa Fighting Bank and CURE will host Redfern Goes Gold, a fundraiser for the families of children with cancer, will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at Gnat’s Landing. An auction, entertainment and door prizes will be available. For more information, email kerry@curechildhoodcancer.org.

Sunday, Oct. 1

Complicated Pants will perform from 6-8 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Brunswick as part of the “Rhythm on the River” concert series sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority. Family-friendly. Bring chairs, blankets, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Free.

Friday, Oct. 4

The St. Simons Food Spirits Festival will be held from Friday to Oct. 8. A number of events will be held over the course of four days. For tickets and a complete listing of events, visit www.ssifoodandspirits.com.

Thursday, Oct. 5

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” will be performed by The Island Players at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 5-21 and at 3 p.m. Sundays Oct. 8-22, at the St. Simons Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for college students and active military and $5 for students 18 and younger. Details: www.theislandplayers.com.

Friday, Oct. 6

Glynn Environmental Coalition will meet at 11:15 a.m. at the Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. There will be an open period for members to speak on issues.

First Friday, a downtown block party, will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. along the streets of Newcastle Street in Brunswick. Various stores will stay open later and hold specials. During the event, Vivian La Vivi Mitchell will hold an art opening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ritz Theatre downtown.

Saturday, Oct. 7

CoastFest, sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to at the DNR headquarters, 1 Conservation Way, near the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick. For more information, visit coastalgadnr.org/CoastFest.

Railroad Days will host train rides at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at train station, 1000 Osborne St., St. Marys. It will coincide with the Rock Shrimp Festival. Tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for kids. Tickets may be purchased at www.stmarysrailroad.com or call 912-200-5235.

Thursday, Oct. 10

Cinema Gourmet will be a 2001: A Space Odyssey will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick. There will be food and a discussion about the film. The cost is $18 per person. Reservation must be made by Oct. 9, those can be made by calling 262-6934.

Thursday, Oct. 12

Care Net Pregnancy Center of Coastal Georgia will host a 25 year Celebration Banquet and Fundraiser at 6:45 p.m. at Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 N. Beachview Dr., Jekyll Island. To reserve a seat, call 264-0231.

Friday, Oct. 13

The Food Truck Oktoberfest will be held from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in downtown Brunswick. Several food trucks and vendors will be on hand, following the event an after party with live music will be held in Jekyll Sqaure on Newcastle Street in Brunswick.

Saturday, Oct. 21

Glynn Environmental Coalition will hold its Commotion by the Ocean from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Morningstar Marina, St. Simons Island. There will be an open period for members to speak on issues. An election of officers will also take place. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided. A donation of $10 is suggested. For more information, call 912-466-0934.