Wednesday, Jan. 2

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

The St. Simons Island Library will host a virtual interactive puppet show featuring Aespo’s Tales at 10:30 a.m. at the library, 530A Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral in Brunswick. The group meets the first Wednesday at the same time and location.

Thursday, Jan. 3

The 43rd Annual Bluegrass Festival will begin at noon Jan. 3 and continue to 10 p.m. Jan. 5. It will be held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Jekyll Island. A variety of acts will perform. For more information and tickets, visit adamsbluegrass.com.

A pop-up library will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Jekyll Island Beach Village on Jekyll Island. No library card is needed. Books for all ages will be available.

St. Marys Little Theatre will hold open auditions for “Midnight Train to Georgia,” a tribute to Black History Month, at 6 pm at Theatre by the Trax in St. Marys. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Theatre by the Trax.

Friday, Jan. 4

The Island Players will stage its production, “A Comedy of Tenors,” Jan. 4 to 6; Jan. 11 to 13 and Jan. 18 to 20 at the Casino on St. Simons Island. Performances Friday to Saturday will be held at 7:30 p.m. nightly with a 3 p.m. Sunday matinee performance. Adult tickets are $20. College student tickets are $10 and those under 18 will be admitted for $5. For more information, visit www.theislandplayers.com.

First Friday, a block party in downtown Brunswick, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in the shops and restaurants along Newcastle St. There will be discounts, samples and entertainment. It is sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority.

The St. Simons Island Library will host Reading to the Dogs from 1 to 2 p.m. at the library, 530A Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. The Therapy Dogs International will be on hand.

The Casual Scrabler’s Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Altama Presbyterian Church, 4621 Altama Ave., Brunswick. All are welcome.

Coastal Wildscapes will host its 2019 Photo Contest Exhibit at the Ritz Theatre with the opening being held from 5 to 8 p.m. at 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. The event is being held as a part of the First Friday activities.

A pop-up library will be held during the monthly First Friday events from 5 to 8 p.m. in the squares on Newcastle St., Brunswick. No library card is needed and books for all ages will be available.

Saturday, Jan. 5

The St. Simons Island Literary Guild’s book store will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is located at the Casino on St. Simons Island.

The Annual Polar Plunge, hosted by the Glynn County Parks and Recreation Department, will be held at noon at the Neptune Park Fun Zone Pool at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. Hot chocolate and warm showers will be available afterward. It is free and open to all.

A pop-up library will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in downtown Brunswick. No library card is needed and books for all ages will be available.

Sunday, Jan. 6

The Jekyll Arts Association will host an opening for its new exhibit which will feature works of painter Robin Garrison as well as potters Norm and Lesley Hughes and Paul Christian. An artists’ reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Goodyear Cottage on Jekyll Island. They will be available for viewing at the Goodyear Cottage on Jekyll Island through Jan. 31.

Monday, Jan. 7

The Golden Isles Fiberarts guild will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall of the Holy Nativity Church, 615 Mallory St., St. Simons Island. The program will feature the Garment Girlz group, presenting a variety of their newest fashions. There will be a preview of items to be included in the biennial fashion show scheduled for the SoGlo gallery on Feb. 1, during the First Friday events. Visitors and prospective members are welcome.

The Experienced Scrabblers’ Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the St. Simons Island Public Library, 530A Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. All are welcome.

A pop-up library will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at HomeLife on Glynco, 1550 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick. No library card is needed and a variety of books will be available.

Tuesday, Jan. 8

The St. Simons Island Library will host a toddlers’ story time at 10:30 a.m. at the library, 530A Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island.

Lunchtime yoga will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Howard Coffin Park, 1402 Sonny Miller Way, Brunswick. No sweating is required. Participants should bring a mat and water. It is sponsored by the Brunswick-Glynn County Library.

The Belladonna Book Club: Featuring Books of Mystery will meet at 6 p.m. at the St. Simons Island Public Library, 530A Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. The book to be discussed is “Too Lucky to Live” by Annie Hogsett. Contact the library for future titles at 912-279-3750.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island will present “War of Buttons,” a French film, as part of its film series. It will be screened at 7 p.m. at the Casino Theater on St. Simons Island. It is rated PG-13. A $3 donation is requested.

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

The GFWC Brunswick Woman’s Club will hold their regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. at the Golden Corral in Brunswick. The program will feature a speaker from The Big Flea Quality Resale Store, a store benefiting the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia. For more information about joining the Brunswick Woman’s Club or attending a meeting, email brunswickwc@gmail.com.

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