The St. Simons Literary Guild’s book store will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Casino atrium on St. Simons Island.

Glynn Dems will hold a meet and greet with Teresa Tomlinson, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, at GlynnDems Headquarters, Sidney Lanier Plaza, Suite 7, 1919 Glynn Ave., Brunswick.

Thursday, Feb. 6

Golden Isles Arts and Humanities will kick off its annual 13th Big Read event with a keynote address from Nathaniel Philbrick, author of this year's book, "In the Heart of the Sea." It will be held at 7 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre. Admission is a request $10 donation. Reservations are requested and may be made at

Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, will host an opening for its Black History Month exhibit, “Sankofa: If Stitches Could Talk.” A reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the center. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be available for viewing through March 6.

The Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick, will host a Family Workshop at 6 p.m. titled, “A Tribute to Marian Anderson: Her Voice & Civil Rights.” This program in celebration of Black History Month, will be led by the Brunswick Chapter of the Links Inc., and will include a kid-friendly story time at the beginning of the presentation. This free program is open to children and adults.

The Coastal Georgia Historical Soociety will host local historian Amy Roberts and Patrick Holladay, co-authors of “Gullah Geehee Heritage in the Golden Isles” at 6 p.m. at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, 610 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and may be made by visiting

College of Coastal Georgia will host its Coastal Scholars Showcase from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at the conference center. The community is invited to view the scholarly work of faculty and staff who remain engaged in their fields of study. Panelists will answer questions and a reception will follow Thursday’s discussions.

An Adult Crafting Hour will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 280 Gloucester St., Brunswick. February’s craft will be do-it-yourself sharpie mugs.

The Friends of the Brunswick Library has a used bookstore open from 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursday. It is open 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. It is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick. Books range in price from 50 cents and $2 for hardbacks.

Whiskey, Wine and Wildlife — W3 will return to Jekyll Island Feb. 6 to 9. There will be a number of events that celebrate food, libations and nature. For a full list of events, visit

Friday, Feb. 7

The SoGlo Gallery, 1413 Newcastle St., Brunswick, will host a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. for a new art exhibit, “Three Sistas,” featuring paintings by Ellen Moriarty, Alyson Tucker and Karen Keene. For more information, visit

The Golden Isles Corps De Ballet and Southern Strut Dance Center will present “Aladdin” at 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 7 and Feb. 8 at the Glynn Academy Auditorium. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Ages 5 and under will be admitted for free. Tickets are available at Southern Strut Dance Center, 4250 Coral Park Dr., Brunswick.

The Institute for Executive Women will host its Women’s Power Breakfast from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. at the Brunswick Country Club, 4041 Darien Hwy., Brunswick. The theme will be a Celebration of Black History Month. The cost is $25. For more information, email

The Glynn Environmental Coalition will host its First Friday lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Diner, 5031 New Jewsup Hwy., Brunswick. Charles McMillian, Coastal District Director of the Georgia Conservancy, will speak about a proposed plan to mine on the eastern edge of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. To reserve a space, visit

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island will host its film series featuring “Best of Enemies.” The screening begins at 7 p.m. at the St. Simons Island Casino theater. A $3 donation is requested.

Tunes-R-Us with Clive Henery will be held at 3 p.m. at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick. Henery will take attendees on a musical tour through the ages. February’s theme is “Into the Woods.” For more information, visit

The Scrabble Club meets at 10:30 a.m. every Friday at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick.

The Experienced Scrabble Club meets at 1:30 p.m. every Friday at the St. Simons Island Library, 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Righton Books will host its Second Saturday Storytime at 10:30 a.m. at 222 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island.

The Coastal Audubon Society will take a field trip to Andrew’s Island. Participants should meet at the location at 8:30 a.m. The trip will be mostly birding by car, interspersed with short walks. Those attending should wear appropriate clothes and shoes for the terrain. For more information, contact Bob Sattelmeyer at 404-217-7082 or

The Abbott Institute Unity in Diversity Luncheon will be held at noon at the Jerk Shack, 5719 Altama Ave., Brunswick. The topic will be “Dialogue Racism: The Conversation Continues. “

Whiskey, Wine and Wildlife — W3 — will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on the green of the Beach Village on Jekyll Island. There will be food and beverage samples plus wildlife shows throughout the day. Tickets are $72 per person. For more information, visit

America’s Boating Club Golden Isles is hosting a day of boater skills training from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UGA Marine Extension building, 715 Bay St., Brunswick. The course, which includes lunch, will certify those born in 1998 or later for a boater license. Successfully completing this course may qualify one for a reduced boat insurance rates. The registration fee is $10 and may be credited to purchase the suggested optional text. For more information, contact Mike Moye,, 229-454-6791. Registration may be completed online at

The St. Simons Literary Guild’s book store will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Casino atrium on St. Simons Island.

Right On Books, 222 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, will host its story and craft time at 10:30 a.m. at the store.

Sunday, Feb. 9

The American Cancer Society’s Victory Gala will host its Father-Daughter Dance from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ziggy’s on St. Simons Island. Tickets are $10 per person. They are available at Bailey Boys, Jill Stanford Studio, Cutie Patooties and Whippersnappers. They may also be purchased at

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful will host its Community Jubilee from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bennie’s Red Barn on St. Simons Island. There will be all-you-can-eat barbecue, a raffle, cash bar and entertainment provided by Backbeat Boulevard. Tickets are $30. To purchase tickets or for more information, email

The Friends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation will celebrate Super Museum Sunday, sponsored by the Georgia Historical Society, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 5556 U.S. Hwy. 17, Brunswick. There will be a historical program at 2 p.m. at the Visitor’s Center, featuring William H.A. Collins, PhD, curator of the Burning of Darien Museum, as well as historical genealogist Amy Hendrick from They will discuss the lives of slaves of the Altamaha Delta. Admission to the historic site is free.

Monday, Feb. 10

The Golden Isles Fund for Trees (GIFT) will host national award-winning certified arborist Bill De Vos at 5 p.m. in room 108 of the Casino on St. Simons Island. He will present a program titled “Tree Care Concepts: Ordinary to Extraordinary.” It is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

The Coastal Georgia Audubon Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Susan Shipman Building at the DNR offices under the Sidney Lanier Bridge. Stephanie Knox of the St. Simons Land Trust will share conservation news. All are welcome.

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