Friday, October 3, 2014

Georgia Happenings

FRIDAY
Fun at the Park: Crooked River State Park, 6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway, St. Marys. Parking $5. (912) 882-5256.
¦ Roving Ranger, 3-4 p.m. Features a park ranger roving through the campground to answer questions and share information about the park.
¦ Campfire Fun, 6-7 p.m. Features a ranger with stories and songs around a campfire. Bring  s’mores supplies and roasting sticks. Free.
¦ Sunset Boat Cruises, 6-8 p.m. Features a park ranger-guided tour on birds, dolphin and marine creatures that inhabit this ecosystem. $30. Registration required. (912) 882-5256.
St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival, through Sunday, various venues. (912) 638-3158 or saintsimonsfoodandspirits.com.
¦ Friday — Sip, Taste and Tour Pier Crawl, check-in, 5:30 p.m., pier crawl, 6-8 p.m., dance music, 8-10 p.m., Heritage Center, 610 Beachview Drive, get a passport to the pier, featuring live music by the Spike at the Beach Band, $30.; Friday Night Festival Feast, 7 p.m., Halyards Restaurant, 55 Cinema Lane, $200.
¦ Saturday — The Grand Oaks Tasting Tour, noon-3 p.m., Gascoigne Bluff, with arts, crafts and farmers market, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tasting Tent, noon-3 p.m., Mixology Tent, informational sessions and a Kid Zone, $50; Festival Oyster Roast, 7 p.m., Coastal Kitchens, 102 Marina Drive, with special guest Libbie Summers, featuring samples and music by Jeff Montaigne, $25.
¦ Sunday — SPIRITual Sunday Brunch, 12:30-3:30 p.m., King & Prince Resort, 201 Arnold Road. Includes a seated brunch and soulful guest singers. $75.
SATURDAY
Rock Shrimp Festival, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., downtown St. Marys. Schedule includes 5K and 10K races, 7:30 a.m.; vendors, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; a 1-mile Kids Fun Run, 8:30 a.m.; race awards, 9:30 a.m.; parade, 10 a.m.; dinners, live entertainment and demonstrations, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Program in conjunction with Railroad Days featuring the St. Marys Express train excursions with a live steam locomotive train, viewing rail equipment and 1/8 scale trains at Theatre by the Trax. (912) 882-4000 or visitstmarys.com.
Free exercise class, 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, Agape Church, 10600 Colerain Road, St. Marys. Exercise using only free weights and a mat. (912) 576-2008 or email getufit2008@yahoo.com.
Fun in the Okefenokee, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge’s Visitor Center, about 11 miles southwest of Folkston, off Georgia 121/23. (912) 496-7836 or fws.gov/okefenokee.
¦ The Special Bird of the Okefenokee, hike 9 a.m., program 2 p.m. Saturdays, on the unique requirements of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.
¦ Cane Pole Trail Nature Walk, 10 a.m. Saturdays, on the Okefenokee’s plants and animals and the importance of fire, Chesser Island Boardwalk.
¦ Gator Gossip, 10 a.m. and 3 and 4 p.m. Saturdays. Features interesting facts about the alligator.
St. Marys Express Steam Special, 10 a.m., noon and 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne St., St. Marys. Features an authentic steam locomotive, viewing rail equipment and 1/8 scale trains. In conjunction with Railroad Days and the St. Marys Rock Shrimp Festival. Event repeats Oct. 11-12. $20 adults, $15 children 3-12. (912) 200-5235 or stmarysrailroad.com.
Coastfest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., DNR Coastal Regional Headquarters, 1 Conservation Way, Brunswick. Includes environmental, educational research and resource exhibits and displays, along with interactive activities for all ages. Parking $5. (912) 882-5256.
Andersonville Historic Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Georgia 49, 50 miles south of Macon. Includes a parade at 11 a.m. Saturday, Mock Civil War battles at 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, arts and crafts, live entertainment, The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum and children’s activities. $4 adults, $1.50 children; parking free. (229) 924-2558 or andersonvillegeorgia.info.
SUNDAY
Meet the Local Authors, 1-5 p.m., St. Simons Island Casino’s Atrium, 550 Beachview Drive. Features more than 20 local authors who will share their books, available for purchase. Free admission. (912) 289-7357.
Picnic in the Park themed “Fly Me to the Moon,” 3:45-9:30 p.m., Forsyth Park, Savannah. Features music by the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Includes family friendly activities and a picnic contest. Free. savannahga.gov/arts.
Tea Dance, presented by the Shoreline Dance Club, 4-6:30 p.m., the Cloister’s Club Room, 100 Cloister Drive, Sea Island. Features swing, Latin and ballroom dances with live music and refreshments. $37.50 members, $45 guests. Reservations required. (912) 638-2249.
MONDAY
Mammograms by the Wellness on Wheels mobile health vehicle. Mammograms required a physician’s order; insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients to qualify. (912) 466-5234 or sghs.org.
¦ Monday-Tuesday — 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Glynn County Health Department, 2747 Fourth St., Brunswick. (912) 279-3351.
¦ Wednesday — 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Camden County Health Department, 905 Dilworth St., St. Marys. (912) 882-8515.
¦ Thursday — 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Camden County Health Department, 1501 Georgia Ave., Woodbine. (912) 576-3040.
TUESDAY
Friends Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Crooked River State Park, 6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway, St. Marys. Features a meeting by the Friends of Crooked River group with plans for upcoming projects and the Halloween event. Parking $5. (912) 882-5256.
WEDNESDAY
Story Time, 11 a.m., Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 North Way, Darien. Features “It’s a Mad Hatter Story Time with Craft.” Includes a craft. (912) 437-2124.
Savannah Quilt Guild, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah. Includes guided tours and demonstrations in conjunction with the “Cloth, Color and Creativity” exhibit on display through Oct. 17. Demonstration topics: Wednesday — “Art Quilts;” Oct. 15 — “Embellishments.” (912) 651-6783 or savannahga.gov/arts.
Free screenings, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Dick Mitchell Health Information Center, Outpatient Care Center, 2415 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick. Includes blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. (912) 466-5160 or email bcarr@sghs.org.
THURSDAY
Caregiver Coffee: Making Time for Yourself, 10 a.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 900 Gloucester St., Brunswick. Topic is “Don’t Forget You: Coping with Caregiver Stress.” Series continues Jan. 15. (912) 265-4735.
Speaker Series, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Georgia Tech-Savannah, 210 Technology Circle, Savannah. Speaker is Russell Clark, senior research scientist in Georgia Tech’s School of Computer Science, on Mobile Apps. $45 a person, includes lunch. Registration, pe.gatech.edu/sav-oct.
Movie Time, 6 p.m., Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 North Way, Darien. Features “All About Rosalind Movie Month.” Call for movie title. (912) 437-2124.
“The Godfather,” as part of the Cinema Gourmet series, tasting of food/film pairings, 6:30 p.m.; talk, 6:50 p.m.; film, 7:15 p.m.; The Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. $18; talk and film only $5. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.
“No Boundaries,” presented by the Valdosta State University’s Repertory Dancers, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, VSU’s Sawyer Theatre, 1500 N. Patterson St. Features original choreography as restagings from the group’s repertoire. Show continues 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-11, 3 p.m. Oct. 12. (229) 333-5804.
OCT. 10
Home School Time, 11 a.m., Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 North Way, Darien. Features “Falling for Gravity.” (912) 437-2124.
Fun at the Park: Crooked River State Park, 6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway, St. Marys. Parking $5. (912) 882-5256.
¦ Sunset Boat Cruises, 6-8 p.m. Features a park ranger-guided tour on birds, dolphin and marine creatures that inhabit this ecosystem. $30. Registration required. (912) 882-5256.
¦ Composting Basics, 7-8 p.m. Camden County Extension Agricultural with a family-friendly program featuring interactive components, what can and can’t be composted, different composting techniques and strategies, how to avoid stinky compost and make your own edible compost to take as a snack.
Halloween Party for kids to benefit The Love of Pets, 7-10 p.m., 821 Riverview Drive E., St. Marys. Includes movies, games, food and entertainment. $5, children 5 and younger get in free. (912) 882-0840.
Pajama Party, 7 p.m. Oct. 10, 3 p.m. Oct. 11-12, 7 p.m. Oct. 17, 3 p.m. Oct. 18-19, Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Drive, Savannah. Features “Good Night Moon, the Musical,” followed by cookies and milk, storytelling, face painting, photo opportunities and a meet the cast. $35 children, $20 adults. (912) 238-9015 or savannahchildrenstheatre.org.
SATURDAY
Woodbine Super Saturday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., downtown Woodbine. Features a community-wide yard sale. Includes a book sale and the 4-H Lucky Clover Walk/Run. To sell, bring your own table. (912) 576-3211 or woodbinegeorgia.net.
Under the Oaks Half Marathon and 10K and 5K run, 7:30 a.m., Great Dunes Park. (912) 248-5275 or email leighanne62@gmail.com.
Free exercise class, 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, Agape Church, 10600 Colerain Road, St. Marys. Exercise using only free weights and a mat. (912) 576-2008 or email getufit2008@yahoo.com.
Zumbathon to benefit the Donna Foundation, 9-10:30 a.m., I-Live Center of the Arts, 1001 Osborne Road, St. Marys. (912) 227-0934.
Native Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center, 189 Charlie Butler Road, Midway, off Interstate 95 on Georgia 84. Includes a bird walk, 9:30 a.m.; plant walk, 10:30 a.m.; Site Master Plan, 11 a.m.; and a self-guided boardwalk available all day. Registration, email info@coastalwildscapes.org.
Build a Scarecrow, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne St., St. Marys. Call to reserve scarecrow kit, first come first serve; reservations being taken to place scarecrows in a median on Osborne Street. The Scarecrow Stroll is Oct. 14. (912) 882-7350 or email stmarysdma@gmail.com.
Fun in the Okefenokee, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge’s Visitor Center, about 11 miles southwest of Folkston, off Georgia 121/23. (912) 496-7836 or fws.gov/okefenokee.
¦ The Special Bird of the Okefenokee, hike 9 a.m., program 2 p.m. Saturdays, on the unique requirements of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.
¦ Cane Pole Trail Nature Walk, 10 a.m. Saturdays, on the Okefenokee’s plants and animals and the importance of fire, Chesser Island Boardwalk.
¦ Gator Gossip, 10 a.m. and 3 and 4 p.m. Saturdays. Features interesting facts about the alligator.
Lap Band Surgery Patient Information and Seminar, 10 a.m., Georgia Coast Surgical, 3226-F Hampton Ave., Brunswick. (912) 264-9724 or email brooke@georgiacoastsurgical.com.
Wildlife of Our World, 2-3 p.m., Crooked River State Park, 6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway, St. Marys. Features a meet and greet with the animals who make Coastal Georgia their home. Program $1, parking $5. (912) 882-5256.
Low Country Boil to benefit Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus Auxiliary, 4-6 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Two Way Fish Camp, 250 Ricefield Way, Darien. $20 a person. Reservations, (912) 466-1071 or email kdoll@sghs.org.
Fax events to (904) 359-4478 or email events@jacksonville.com. Complete listing at jacksonville.com/calendars. To put your event in the free online calendar, go to events.jacksonville.com.

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