Wednesday, May 17
• Brunswick Glynn County Mayor’s Committee on Services for the Disabled will begin at 10 a.m. on the second floor of Old City Hall, 1229 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Meetings are open to the public and address issues of interest to people with disabilities, their families and disability-related service and support providers. Details: 267-7613.
• Fantasy Coloring Club for Adults will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. at the St. Simons Library, 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. Materials are provided or participants may bring their own. Details: 279-3740.
• “A Man Called Ove,” a 2015 Swedish film directed by Hannes Holm which centers around a lonely man who develops an unlikely friendship with his boisterous new neighbors, will be shown at 7 p.m. in the St. Simons Casino Theater, 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. Sponsored by the Literary Guild of St. Simons Island. A $3 donation is requested. In Swedish with English subtitles. Rated PG-13. Details: litguildssi.org/events.
Thursday, May 18
• Robert Coram, author of “Gully Dirt,” a memoir about growing up in Edison, a small farming community in southwest Georgia, and become the only person from that town to ever become a writer, will speak at 10:30 a.m. in Room 108 of the St. Simons Casino, 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. Not rated. Sponsored by the Literary Guild of St. Simons Island. Reservations requested. Free for guild members and $10 for non-members. Details: litguildssi.org/events.
• Advance directives seminar will be presented at 3 p.m. at HomeLife on Glynco, 1550 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick. Free.
• English as a Second Language class will begin at 5 p.m. at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick. The class is for those wanting to learn basic conversational English. Details: 279-3740.
• Friends of Historic Jekyll Island will meet at 6 p.m. at the Jekyll Museum, 100 Stable Road, Jekyll Island. Amy Schuler, of Coastal WildScapes, will discuss actions taken to “preserve and restore the biodiversity of southeastern coastal ecosystems.” Free.
Friday, May 19
• Scrabble Club will meet at 10 a.m. at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick. Details: 279-3740.
• Fish fry will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brunswick Elks Lodge, 1509 Union St., Brunswick. The cost is $8 per person and includes fried catfish, cheese grits, cole slaw, hushpuppies and iced tea. Desserts are $1 extra.
Saturday, May 20
• “Golden Isles Prep Rally,” as part of National Safe Boating Week, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Brunswick. The event will feature Coast Guard water rescue operations, as well as water safety and emergency tips and information, kids’ activities, live music and food and beverages for purchase. Sponsored by City of Brunswick, University of Georgia Marine Extension, Coastal Georgia DNR, Brunswick Landing Marina, Brand Mortgage and The Home Depot.
• Picnic in Twitty Park, sponsored by the Glynn Environmental Coalition, will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Frederica and Sea Island roads, St. Simons Island. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch. Details: 466-0935.
• “Telling Our Stories: African American Life and Culture on St. Simons Island,” will be from 1-4 p.m. at Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island. This program will feature digital stories that focus on the history of African-American cemeteries on St. Simons Island, based on interviews conducted by Mercer University students in collaboration with the St. Simons African-American Heritage Coalition. Guests speakers will be Stephen Berry, Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era, and co-director, Center for Virtual History at the University of Georgia, and Christopher Lawton, executive director, Georgia Virtual History. Details: 638-8770.
Sunday, May 21
• “The Genealogy of Goodyear Cottage, Jekyll Island” will be presented from 2-3 p.m. in Room 108 of the St. Simons Casino, 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. Bonnie Householder will trace the genealogy of the Goodyear family who built the Goodyear Cottage on Jekyll Island during the Millionaire’s Era. Hosted by the Coastal Georgia Genealogical Society in conjunction with the St. Simons Library. Details: 912-319-8005.