stewbilee

Chef David Wieliczki, left, and Mario Hughes with the Benton House team stir their entry in this year’s Stewbilee.

Bobby Haven/The Brunswick News

Oct. 12

The 7th Annual STAR Foundation Gala promises to be a lovely evening filled with wine, dinner and a silent auction of very unique items. STAR’s mission is to help end generational poverty in our community by teaching the skills needed to enter the workforce and succeed. The students learn computer basics, how to manage their finances and navigate successfully in the workplace. They also gain self-confidence and dare to hope for a better life for their families. All proceeds from the Gala will support the work of STAR Foundation and its impact on the economic future of our county. A 501©(3) non-profit organization, STAR is located in the heart of Brunswick. This event will be held at the Ocean Forest Golf Club on Sea Island. The gala is from 6-9 p.m. Call 554-0540 for more information.

Oct. 13

The Food Truck Oktoberfest will invade downtown Brunswick with great food and great fun. The food trucks are coming to Brunswick’s Mary Ross Park from 3:30-8:30 p.m. with games, activities, live music and drinks. Bring your friends or the family for the first-ever food truck event in Downtown Brunswick. The after party will be on Newcastle Street with more bands, food and beverages in Jekyll Square.

Oct. 14

Oktoberfest at Sea Palms is Saturday, Oct. 14 starting at 4 p.m. Tickets include assorted regional craft brews, a traditional Oktoberfest meal and adult and kids activities. Live music by Bonnie Blue from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults, $30 for people under 21 and $10 for children. For more information, call 912-434-5331.

Oct. 16

East Coast Greenway River Relay — Join the Satilla Riverkeeper, Altamaha Riverkeeper and the Downtown Development Authority for a short bike ride through downtown Brunswick to celebrate the accomplishments and the 25th anniversary of the East Coast Greenway Alliance. Ride past historic mansions on streets laid out by Georgia’s founder, Gen. James Oglethorpe, and experience what the the East Coast Greenway is all about. For more information, call 912-265-4032.

Oct. 20

Plan for a lovely evening of boot scootin’ under the stars at the Blue Jean Ball. The festivities will be hosted at Sinclair Plantation, the home of Davis and Robin Love. The night will be set under the oaks and lights as we begin the evening with Suzy and the Bird Dogs, then transition to a DJ and dancing. Enjoy delicious local food and an open bar featuring wines. As the night progresses, guests will have the opportunity to bid on an array of fantastic silent and live auction items. proceeds will go to the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia. Parking will be at at Wesley United Methodist Church, 6520 Frederica Road with shuttles to event. Call 912-264-6246 for more information.

Oct. 25-27

The annual Georgia-Florida Golf Classic will feature several days worth of events leading up to the tournament and the annual gridiron clash between the University of Georgia and the University of Florida. This decades-long tradition is the Georgia-Florida rivalry itself. Become part of the tradition of mixing golf, food, and fun at the 38th annual Georgia-Florida Golf Classic. The $220 tournament package includes a number of events, practice rounds and other perks, including the tournament itself. Proceeds will benefit First Tee of the Golden Isles. For more information, go online to www.jekyllisland.com/signatureevents/georgia-florida-golf-classic or call 912-635-2368.

Oct. 28

Georgia Sea Turtle Center staff and volunteers invite all turtle enthusiasts to join in some fall fun with a sea turtle twist at Turtleween. This outdoor event features educational exhibits and fun activities for everyone to enjoy. Trick or treat with the sea turtles, enjoy an old-fashioned hay-ride, or cast your line at Friendly Fisherman. Hay ride tours through the historic district will be fun for everyone. Filled with treats, not tricks, it’s sure to be turtle-tastic. Don’t forget to dress in your best costume as costume contest will be held throughout the event. No reservations are needed. Event is free with general admission to the center. For more information, call 912-635-4444.

Nov. 4

Golden Isles Arts and Humanities presents Yesterday, the ultimate Beatles experience. Relive the incredible excitement of the most influential group in the history of pop music. The #1 Beatles tribute act in the world recreates the group’s historic performances and greatest hits and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper. 912-262-6934.

Nov. 11

Get ready for the annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Each year, cooking teams from near and far compete to see who has the best stew, competing for the Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Award. The day-long event begins with the 5k Road Race followed by the Pet Supplies Plus Pooch Parade, Live Entertainment, The Kid’s Junior Stewbee Central Fun Zone, classic and antique car show, arts and crafts displays and of course, sampling of the best Brunswick stew in the nation. Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.