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GA Cities Week – Brunswick Food Truck Frenzy

One of the many city celebration events during GA Cities week (Oct 3-9). Visit the city’s event page for addition details. Make sure to check out the full week’s events too!

AN OVERVIEW OF HISTORIC BRUNSWICK: OUR CITY BY THE SEA – PART 2 OF 2

Coastal GeoLocal historian Buddy Sullivan is turning his focus on the City by the Sea in a special two-part lecture series presented at the downtown public library. Buddy will cover the history of Brunswick from the earliest colonial settlement of Georgia to the late 20th century.

The presentation will focus largely on the story of Brunswick’s growth and development as a commercial center and seaport. Brunswick’s transportation facilities, including the railroads and the port, saw their greatest growth in the late 19th century when the town became one of the leading producers and exporters of naval stores in the world. While the emphasis will be on economic history, the story of education in Brunswick will also be discussed, particularly that of African American schools that were established following the Civil War. In the 20th century, the lectures will cover Brunswick’s important contributions to the U.S. war effort in World War II with its major shipbuilding initiative, as well as the thriving commercial seafood industry that developed in Brunswick after the war with its large shrimp boat fleet. Dozens of historical images and Brunswick scenes from the last 200 years will illustrate the city’s rich history, making this a program not to be missed!

The cost for the pair of lectures is $35. Registration is required. The lectures will be held in the event rooms at the downtown Brunswick branch of the library at 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA.

To register for the lectures, see this link: Buddy Sullivan Brunswick Course Tickets.

This program is presented jointly by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society and the Friends of the Brunswick-Glynn County Library

THE DARK MASQUERADE BALL

A Masquerade Ball organized by Peacock Productions benefiting Keep Golden Isles Beautiful. See the Facebook event page for details.

Formal Attire is required and masks are encouraged. There will be a cash bar and raffle. Entertainment will be provided. Tickets are required.

CITY COMMISSION MEETING

City Commission Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. See the city calendar for additional details, including the agenda.

The meeting can be viewed live on Facebook, and video recordings of meetings are posted on YouTube Channel by 5:00 p.m. the following day.

Georgia Color on the Coast: Plein Air Painting of the Golden Isles

Glynn Visual Arts is hosting the Georgia Color on the Coast competition.  There are various events between Thursday, Oct 21st and Sunday, Oct 24th.  Friday evening’s feature location is Historic Brunswick at Mary Ross Waterfront Park.  Check out the free painting demonstration from 5:15 – 6:30p.  Visit GVA’s website for all the details and calendar of events.

Georgia Color Plein Air, presented by Olmsted Arts in partnership with Glynn Visual Arts celebrates the tradition of painting outdoors and depicts the dramatic and distinct locales and landscapes of Coastal Georgia.

Propelled by the creative genius of Georgia’s most gifted plein air painters, Georgia Color is a sister event to the prestigious, Atlanta-based, Olmsted Plein Air Invitational. This four-day, St. Simons Island experience will lift up the beauty, inspiration, and heritage of the Golden Isles and Coastal Georgia in watercolors, pastels, oils and acrylics by forty Georgia Artists. Each Georgia Artist was juried and selected from a competitive pool to paint our splendid coastal terrain and unique architecture and personality in competition with one another. The result will render hundreds of paintings for sale and competition.

CRAFTS ALONG NEWCASTLE

In the Squares along Newcastle Street, Downtown Brunswick, talented local artisans showcase their handmade crafts in the beautiful downtown squares of Historic Brunswick. A wide variety of crafts and mediums are featured including pottery, jewelry, fabric, wood, photography, leather, basketry, and gourmet food items (such as honey and spices). This is an excellent opportunity to find the perfect gift, or treat yourself to something special.

Check out the DDA’s event page for additional details.

FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT & COSTUME CONTEST

The Mel Brooks Classic Young Frankenstein will be the featured film at Machen Square, Saturday, October 23, beginning at 7:30 PM.

Join in on the fun with the costume contest too! Cash prizes for the best costumes: Men – $25, Women – $25, Overall – $30

For just $25.00 you can add even more to the fun with a Haunted Bike Tour by Brunswick Old Town Tours that includes a personal pizza and soft drink from Arte’s Pizza and a cupcake from Pam Pam’s Cupcake.

Check out the DDA’s event page on Facebook for additional details or Downtown Development Authority’s main page.

The Basics of Honey Bees Workshop

Join Susan Shipman, a member of the Beekeeper’s Committee, to learn about honey bees. The program will introduce students to honey bees, how they came to America, the different roles of the bees in the hive, how honey is made, and why we need honey bees and other pollinators for our food production.

Visit Marshes of Glynn Libraries’ event page for this and many other workshops and events.

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