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What’s Happening around St. Simons Island: January 2015

Happy New Year! There’s always something happening nearby and we hope you’ll join us on St. Simons Island for some interesting events in the coming months. Whether it’s art, history, comedy or athletics that interests you, America’s Favorite Beach Town has it all! And, of course, the beach is available for enjoyment 365 days a year! Once you’ve found your perfect event, contact one of Hodnett Cooper’s vacation planners for assistance in finding the perfect accommodations. St. Simons Island is waiting!

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FIRST FRIDAY

January 2 and February 6

Historic Downtown Brunswick

From 5-8pm, stroll Newcastle and Gloucester Streets in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Galleries, shops and restaurants are open with live music, food samples, wine & beer tastings, unique art and lots of energy.

 

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CINEMA GOURMET

Thursday, January 8 and Thursday, February 12

The Ritz Theater

Join Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at the Historic Ritz Theater in Downtown Brunswick for food from Chef Kate at Indigo Coastal Shanty, a classic movie screening and discussion.

January 8, 6:30pm, The Bicycle Thief: this 1948 is a landmark neorealist drama

February 12, 6:30pm, Conrack: filmed right here in Brunswick, Georgia, this film is based on the Pat Conroy novel The Water is Wide.

Cinema Gourmet tickets are $18/person and can be purchased online. Click here for more details.

 

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HISTORY TOURS AT CANNON’S POINT

January 16 & 30 and February 13 & 27

Cannon’s Point, St. Simons Island

Through a partnership with the Coastal Georgia Historical Society and the St. Simons Land Trust, small group tours of this former plantation (which was privately held until recently) are being made available. The tours provide an overview of the history of Cannon’s Point with emphasis on life during the plantation period. Tour groups are limited to 16 participants. Groups meet at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center at 9:15am for a short introduction. Groups depart for Cannon’s Point at 10am and return to the Heritage Center at 12:30pm. The cost is $95 per person. For more information and reservations, call 912-634-7090 or click here to visit the website and make reservations online.

 

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COMEDY WEEKEND ON JEKYLL ISLAND

Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24

Morgan Center, Jekyll Island

This 3rd-annual event takes place at the Morgan Center on Jekyll Island. Emcee Pat McGann hosts both evenings. The Friday lineup includes Andy Forrester, Andy Woodhull and Nat Bargatze. Saturday, enjoy Emily Galati, Louis Ramey and Don Friesen.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Click here for more information and to purchase advance tickets online.

 

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2015 SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTHY SYSTEM BRIDGE RUN

Saturday, February 14

Sidney Lanier Bridge, Brunswick

Get your heart pumping this Valentine’s Day! Certified by the US Track and Field Association as “the toughest 5K in Georgia,” this run spans the length of the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick. At its center, the bridge rises 480 feet above the Brunswick River, the tallest span in the state.

After the run, there is a fun walk followed by a family-friendly festival with food, drink, entertainment, vendors and activities for kids. For more information and entry form, click here.

 

We hope to see you on St. Simons Island, Georgia soon!

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