The Brunswick-Glynn County Library will screen the film, “Same Kind of Different as Me,” an inspirational true story. It will be shown at 1 p.m. at the library.
The Brunswick Glynn County Mayor’s Committee on Services for the Disabled will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on the second floor of Old City Hall, 1229 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Meetings are open to the public and will address the issues of those with disabilities and their families in the community.
Thursday, May 17
The Golden Isles Welcome Center, will host a reception for artist Catherine Hillis from 5 to 6 p.m. at the center, 529 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island. She will showcase a number of her works and offer prints for sale. The exhibit will be up throughout the month.
The Friends of Historic Jekyll Island will host a presentation titled, “William Horton and Colonial Agriculture on Jekyll Island,” at 6:30 p.m. in the Jekyll Island Presbyterian Church parlor on Jekyll Island. The presenter will be James McKenna. Refreshments will follow the program. It is free and open to the public.
Artist Catherine Hillis will hold an open house of displaying her work from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Welcome Center, 529 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island. It will be on display at the center through May 30.
The Coastal Photographer’s Guild will host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Dr., St. Simons Island. Lucy Albenze, owner of Creative Frameworks in Brunswick, will give a presentation on how to present photos in the best light.
The Lower Altamaha Historical Society’s Archives Library located at Fort King George Historical Site will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for researchers, genealogists and interested persons. There is no charge for the use of the archives. The Lower Altamaha Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fort King George Historical Site’s Visitors’ Center. For more information, call 770-378-7268.
Friday, May 18
Satilla Marsh Elementary will host the Battle of the Marsh at 6 p.m. at the school. There will be a lip sync battle to support the school’s new playground. There is a $1 admission at the door. For more information, email email@example.com.
The Brunswick Elk’s Lodge will host a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1509 Union St., Brunswick. The cost is $8. The group also hosts bingo open to the public each Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. at the lodge. For more information, call 912-264-1380.
Saturday, May 19
Storybook Express Train Rides will be held at 10 am, noon and 2 p.m. Saturday and 26. Participants will ride the rails to Storyland where storybook characters bring an adventure to life. Tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under. Those under 2 ride free. For tickets visit www.stmarysrailroad.com or call 912-200-5235.
Fort King George will host Archeology Month at the historic site with an event beginning at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. at 302 McIntosh Road SE, Darien. There will be lectures by Richard Jefferies. The cost is $10 for one session or $15 for both. For more information, call 912-437-4770.
The Island Players will be holding auditions for the upcoming Young People’s Summer Workshop, “The Lion King Jr.,” from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Americas’s Boating Club Golden Isles will kick off National Boating Week with free vessel safety checks. It will also offer free safety information from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the boat ramp in Blythe Island Regional Park in Brunswick. Visit GISPS.org for more information.
The McIntosh County Art Association will host its May Paint N’ Sip class with Kimberly Purcell from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Old Jail Art Center, 404 North Way, Darien. The cost is $35. Materials are provided. Reservations should be made by Friday. For more information or to register, call 912-437-7711.
Sunday, May 20
The Coastal Georgia Genealogical Society and St. Simons Public Library will host Genealogist Marcia Fleming Pertuz who will present a program titled “Trash or Treasure?” Preparing for the Future of Your History.” She will focus on how to plan what will happen to research and artifacts. It will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at the St. Simons Island Casino, 550 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island. It is free and open to the public.
Monday, May 21
The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island will host Coffee with the Author at 10:30 a.m. featuring Charles Martin, who will speak about his book, “Send Down the Rain.” It will be held in the casino theater on St. Simons Island. It is free for guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations should be made at litguildssi.org/events.