Today

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. 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

The St. Simons Food Spirits Festival’s Tasting Under the Oaks will be held from from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island. The event will continue, rain or shine, and tents will provide shelter in the event of inclement weather. For tickets and a complete listing of events, visit www.ssifoodandspirits.com.

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.

Sunday, Oct. 8

The Shoreline Dance Club will host a dinner dance from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tavola Restaurant and the Club Room at the Cloister, 100 Cloister Drive, Sea Island. The Club’s annual business meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. Members are encouraged to attend. The dance will be a mixture of swing, Latin and ballroom dances with live music. The cost is $50 per person for members and $60.00 per person for guests. Guests are welcome. Advance reservations are required for the dinner dance and the gate pass. Those interested should call 912-638-2249 for details.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

The Golden Isles Penguin Project, a musical theatre production that casts children and young adults with disabilities in all roles, will hold an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 the Historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, the sponsoring organization, is encouraging all potential artists (young people ages 10 to 22 with a disability), mentors (young people ages 12 to 22) and their parents and anyone interested in volunteering to attend to learn how they can be a part of “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.”

Wednesday, Oct. 11

The Brunswick Woman’s Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Golden Corral restaurant in Brunswick. The topic this month will be education and the guest speaker will be Dr. Anne B. Jones, a noted author and specialist in youth violence prevention.

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.

The St. Simons Island Art Gallery Crawl will be held from 4-7 p.m. at five galleries along the Frederica Road, all within walking distance of each other allowing guests to “crawl” from gallery to gallery. The Portman Gallery located at Glynn Visual Arts is just a short drive away.

For more information, call 912-268-4761

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.

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.

Sunday, Oct. 15

Sounds by the Sea, presented by the Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. Michael Hulett will perform. The event is a performance rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma. Attendees should bring a picnic dinner, lawn chair or blanket.

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.

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society will host a show and tell event titled, “Brunswick’s Home Front Stories: A Show-and-Tell Event,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Old City Hall, 1229 Newcastle Street, Brunswick. For more information, visit www.coastalgeorgiahistory.org.

Kickball for a Cause will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 601 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island. The event is a fundraiser for the United Way of Coastal Georgia. There is a $25 cost per player with 100 percent of registration fees going directly to this charity. Each player will receive a performance tee, drawstring bag, free Farm Rich and SeaPak Products. Visit www.uwcga.org for more information.

October Paint N’ Sip Class with Kimberly Purcell will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Old Jail Art Center, 404 North Way, Darien. The cost is $35 per person. For more information, call 912-437-7711.

Tuesday, Oct. 24

The Brunswick High School Theatre Company will present “Lily Plants a Garden” by Jose Cruz Gonzales beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 and running nightly through Oct. 26. The cost is $5 for both students and adults. For more information, contact Lucy Lynn Bryson at lucy.bryson@glynn.k12.ga.us.

Saturday, Oct. 28

“Hocus Pocus,” will be shown at 7 p.m. on the Village Green on Jekyll Island as part of the “Movies on the Green” series. Free.

Fright at the Fort will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at Fort King George, 302 McIntosh Road, Darien. Children ages 3-10 can trick-or-treat at numerous spots within the fort. From 8 to 10 p.m., the trail turns into a haunted trail. The cost is $5 to $10 per person. For more information, call 912-437-4770 or visit www.gastateparks.org/fortkinggeorge.