January 1 - February 29
The origin of the event dates back to the early 1900s, when
fishermen used glass floats as markers on their nets.
Occasionally, the floats would break loose and wash ashore
for lucky beachcombers to find and keep. Collecting the rare,
highly sought-after glass floats became a hobby in the 1950s.
On Jekyll Island, the tradition continues with the annual
Island Treasures event. Artists from across the country are
selected to create one-of-a-kind glass floats. New for this year,
treasure hunters will now hunt for clear, plastic globes that
can be exchanged for a handmade glass float at the Jekyll
Island Guest Information Center. Jekyll Island. 901 Downing
Musgrove Causeway, Jekyll Island 912-635-3636
First Friday in Historic Brunswick
January 3, 5-8pm
Visit the shops, galleries, restaurants of Historic Downtown
Brunswick; art openings, live music, food and beverage
pairing samples. Downtown Brunswick. Main Street
Brunswick/DDA. 912-265-4032. brunswickgeorgia.net
Drop Dead - The Island Players
A cast of has-been actors plan to revive their careers in "Drop
Dead!," a potboiler murder mystery directed by "Wonder
Child of the Broadway Stage" Victor Le Pewe (a psychotic eye
twitching megalomaniac). At the dress rehearsal the set falls,
props break, and the producer and an actor are murdered.
The remaining thespians must save the show and their
careers, solve the mystery and stay alive for curtain calls.
Friday & Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 3pm. The Island
Players, 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA
72 | HighTideStSimons.com