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Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation will host its Ghosts and Legends tour from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1 at the historic site, 5556 U.S. Hwy. 17, Brunswick. The cost is $15.

A Silent Disco, a benefit for Hospice of the Golden Isles, will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Greenhouse, 100 Garden Grove Lane, St. Simons Island. The cost is $75 per person. For more information, visit thegreenhousessi.com.

A New Year’s Eve Party will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jan. 1 at the Morgan Center on Jekyll Island. The cost is $20 for non-resort guests. Backbeat Boulevard will provide the entertainment. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

Mullet Bay will host a New Year’s Eve party featuring the band Tied Dyed Sunset from 9 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. Jan 1 at the restaurant, 512 Ocean Blvd., St. Simons Island.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thursday, Jan. 10

Golden Arts and Humanities will host Cinema Gourmet, featuring “To Kill a Mockingbird,” at 6:30 p.m. at the Ritz. Indigo Coastal Shanty will provide food and Heather Heath will offer a talk on the movie. Tickets are $18 for the meal and $7 for the movie alone. Ticket reservations must be made by Jan. 7. For more information, visit www.goldenislesarts.org.

Friday, Jan. 11

The Island Players will stage its production, “A Comedy of Tenors,” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 and 12 and at 3 p.m. Jan. 13. 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.

Saturday, Jan. 12

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 Glynn County Republican Party will host a breakfast and quarterly meeting at 9 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Brunswick, 1400 Norwich St., Brunswick. The speaker will be Senator Josh McKoon, executive director of the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Georgia. The cost is $10 per person. It will also serve as a membership drive. For more information, email Ginny Hall, Glynn County GOP chair, at glynngagop@gmail.com.

Sunday, Jan. 13

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society will host Lynne Olson who will present a a program titled “Citizens of London: The Americans Who Helped Britain Survive its Darkest Hour.” It will be held at the annual membership meeting which begins at 3 p.m. at The Cloister on Sea Island. It is free for society members and $25 for nonmembers. Registration is required by visiting coastalgeorgiahistory.org or by calling 912-634-7090.

The Coastal Georgia Genealogical Society and St. Simons Island Public Library will host Christina Johns who will discuss writing a memoir from 2 to 4 p.m. at the St. Simons Island Casino, 530 Beachview Dr., Room 108, St. Simons Island. For more information, see https://coastalgagensociety.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

An Overview of Coastal Georgia History, a six week course with historian Buddy Sullivan will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 15 to Feb. 19 at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. It is sponsored by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society. The cost is $65 for members and $110 for non-members. To register, visit coastalgeorgiahistory.org or call 912- 634-7090.

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