Member Login

Jekyll Island Club Croquet & Cocktails – October 25th


Sign up for Croquet & Cocktails at the historic Jekyll Island Club and meet your new Island Newcomer friends! This is a unique experience – one you don’t want to miss!!

Event Details
When: Sunday, October 25th at hotel lawn
Time: 3:30-5:30 pm (Please arrive no later than 3:15, and allow time to park)
Cost: $47 per person

  • All participants are required to wear white (does not include shoes)
  • Price includes: Private instructor, mallets, and rental of courts
  • Afterwards, all that are interested are invited to meet in the hotel lobby for socializing and drinks (drinks are not included)
  • Minimum/Maximum – 12 participants
  • Last day to register – October 9th

Please Note: We have to have full participation of 12 players otherwise the event will be canceled – and all monies has to be submitted 3 weeks prior to event. So max sign-ups have to be completed by October 9, 2020.

  • Jekyll Island Club Croquet & Cocktails October 25th
    October 25, 2020
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
We're sorry, but all ticket sales have ended.

Read More

Newcomers Bowling – Monday, October 26

The next Newcomers Bowling event will take place on Monday, October 26 at The Strike Zone from 6:30pm – 9pm. Newcomers interested in participating should send an email to [email protected] to be included on the notification list. This is a great way to meet new friends at this large local bowling facility. If you have concerns about social distancing protocols with this being an indoor facility, please add that to your email.

  • Newcomers Bowling - Monday, October 26
    October 26, 2020
    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Read More

Golf at King & Prince Golf Course – October 29

Our next Newcomer’s golf outing is on Thursday, October 29 at The King and Prince Golf Course.  The cost is around $65 for 18 holes including cart. Tee times are starting at 10:30 a.m. Please contact the golf chairperson via email at: [email protected], by Sunday, October 25 if you would like to play.

  • October 29, 2020
    10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Read More

Beach Walk with Certified Naturalist & Educator – Saturday, October 31st

Walk the beach between the high and low tide lines with Certified Naturalist and Marine Educator, Georgia Graves. Learn about the marine flora and fauna that inhabit the tidal areas of your new island home— there is a lot more here than you might think!

  • Date: Saturday, October 31st
  • Time: 1:45pm – Walk begins at 2:00pm and lasts about 1.5 hours.
  • Location: Park and meet at Coast Guard Station near the concessions.
  • Cost: $25.00
  • Register and pay by October 23rd – Walk is limited to 20 people!
  • Note: All Island Adventures are non-refundable.
  • Beach Walk with Certified Naturalist & Educator - Saturday, October 31st
    October 31, 2020
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
We're sorry, but all ticket sales have ended.

Read More

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Tour – November 4

This beautiful plantation represents the history and culture of Georgia’s rice coast. In the early 1800s, using enslaved African-American laborers, William Brailsford of Charleston carved a rice plantation from marshes along the Altamaha River.

While many factors made rice cultivation increasingly difficult in the years after the Civil War, the family continued to grow rice until 1913. The enterprising siblings of the fifth generation at Hofwyl-Broadfield resolved to start a dairy rather than sell their family home. The efforts of Gratz, Miriam and Ophelia Dent led to the preservation of their family legacy. Ophelia was the last heir to the rich traditions of her ancestors, and she left the plantation to the state of Georgia in 1973.

A museum features silver from the family collection and a model of Hofwyl-Broadfield during its heyday. A brief film on the plantation’s history is shown before visitors walk a short trail to the antebellum home. A guided tour allows visitors to see the home as Ophelia kept it with family heirlooms, 18th and 19th century furniture and Cantonese china. The site also includes a nature trail that leads back to the Visitor Center along the edge of the marsh where rice once flourished.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, 9:45am-11:30am
  • Location: 5556 U.S. Highway 17 N, Brunswick, GA 31525
  • Cost: $6 per person
  • Price includes: 15 minute film, gift shop and museum, guided tour inside house, tour outer building on your own
  • Min/Max – 15/20
  • Last day to register: 11/2/2020

Any questions, email [email protected]

  • November 4, 2020
    9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Details Price Qty
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Tour - November 4show details + $6.00 (USD)  

Read More

Adopt-a-Highway November 6 Pickup

On Friday, November 6th, the Newcomers Adopt a Highway Gang will be assisting the Keep Golden Isle Beautiful organization with the clean up on the Old Coast Guard Station Parking Lot as part of the GA/FL Beach Week festivities.  We start our work around 5:00 p.m. as the students are leaving the beach following their day of fun and sun on the beach.   If you have interest please contact Gary Vaughan by email at [email protected]

  • Adopt-a-Highway November 6 Pickup
    November 6, 2020
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Read More

3rd Year Graduating Seniors Party – November 9

We hate to see you graduate – but do want to celebrate!!

Come join your fellow mates and let’s have an amazing send-off with all your now newcomer besties!!

NOTE: THIS EVENT IS RESERVED FOR 3RD YEAR MEMBERS ONLY.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Monday, November 9, 2020, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Where: Cilantro’s – 20 Market St, St Simons Island, GA 31522
  • Cost: $30 per person
  • Price includes: Full taco bar (beef or chicken), cheese dip, guacamole, and 2 margarita’s
  • Min/Max – 50
  • Last day to register – October 30, 2020

Any questions, email [email protected]

  • November 9, 2020
    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Details Price Qty
3rd Year Graduating Seniors Party - November 9show details + $30.00 (USD)  

Read More

Bridge & Lunch – November 11

Bridge and Lunch is a  monthly low key party bridge style event. Each table plays 4 hands and switches partners for the next 4 hands totaling 8 hands of play.  Lunch is ordered on arrival and we stop to eat when food arrives then continue. All levels invited to come join this fun time of lunch and bridge. RSVP required to [email protected]

Where: Sea Palms Public House Outside Patio

When: Wednesday, November 11th from 11:30am – 2:30pm

How to Register: Email [email protected]

  • Bridge & Lunch - November 11
    November 11, 2020
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Read More

Tinted Tide Painting Party – November 12

Ready to have socially distanced fun, and make new friends? Join us November 12th from 6-8 PM for a paint- your-own-pumpkin party, because friends who paint together stay together!

The pumpkins in the Tinted Tide pottery patch range from $12-60, and Erica will have more than a dozen ideas/ projects to pick from. This outdoor event will be held under cover of the atrium in the Neptune Park Casino. All pottery will be fired and ready before Thanksgiving, so you can decorate with the perfect fall pieces this year! Sign up in advance to attend.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Where: Casino Atrium (outside under roof next to SSI bookstore)
  • Cost: $4 per person (Price includes: rental of atrium, hot chocolate or pumpkin-spice and cookies)
  • Note: Pottery costs are additional and will depend on what you choose to paint. You will pay that cost on-site.
  • Min/Max – 30
  • Last day to register – November 5, 2020

Any questions, email [email protected]

  • November 12, 2020
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Details Price Qty
Tinted Tide Paining Partyshow details + $4.00 (USD)  

Read More

Cumberland Island Adventure – November 14

Bring your lunch and drink and join your fellow newcomers for a self-guided tour of the southern end of Cumberland Island.

Undeveloped beaches and wide marshes whisper the stories of both man and nature. Natives, missionaries, enslaved African Americans and Wealthy Industrialists all walked here.  Cumberland Island is also home to over 9,800 acres of Congressionally designated Wilderness.

This trip will include a self guided of the South end of the Island. Go to their website: https://www.nps.gov/cuis/planyourvisit/be-ready.htm, and watch the short film of the Southern Route Loop.

Please Note: Some Cumberland Island National Seashore facilities remain closed. With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time: Lands and legacies tours, Plum Orchard Mansion, mainland Museum, and on-site or in-classroom educational programming.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Saturday, November 14, 2020, 10:30am-5:30pm
  • Location: Mainland Visitor Center, 113 West St. Marys Street, St. Marys, GA 31558
  • Cost: $45.00per person – Price includes: ferry ride (both ways) and national park fee
  • Logistics: Once we arrive on Cumberland, we will ocate a spot to picnic – then everyone will dotheir own self-guided tour at their own pace.  We will then gather back at the dock by 4pm to catch the return ferry.
  • Planning: Please go to the Cumberland Island website,  https://www.nps.gov/cuis – to learn about how to travel there, what to bring etc.
  • Min/Max – 10/20
  • Last day to register: October 30. 2020

Note: The ferry will depart promptly at 11:45pm – you must arrive an hour before departure to check in. Per their website: Check-in begins one hour before ferry departure at the Mainland Visitor Center. All unclaimed reservations will be cancelled 30 minutes prior to departure and those spots will be offered to walk-in visitors.

Any questions, email [email protected]

  • November 14, 2020
    10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Details Price Qty
Cumberland Island Adventure - November 14show details + $45.00 (USD)  

Read More

Marsh Walk with Certified Naturalist & Educator – Saturday, November 14th

Walk the marsh between the high and low tide lines with Certified Naturalist and Marine Educator, Georgia Graves.  Get to know fiddler crabs, periwinkle snails, native plants & the importance of tides on our coast.  You’ll be amazed to discover the living organisms that permeate our marshes!

  • Date: Saturday, November 14th
  • Time: 2:15pm – Walk begins at 2:30pm and lasts about 1.5 hours.
  • Location: Park and meet at Coast Guard Station beach house. We’ll walk together across to the Postell Creek Marsh site.
  • Cost: $25.00
  • Register and pay by November 6th – Walk is limited to 20 people!
  • Note: All Island Adventures are non-refundable.
  • Marsh Walk with Certified Naturalist & Educator - Sunday, November 14th
    November 14, 2020
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Details Price Qty
Marsh Walk with Certified Naturalist & Educator - Sunday, November 14thshow details + $25.00 (USD)  

Read More

Beach Walk with Certified Naturalist & Educator – Sunday, November 15th

Walk the beach between the high and low tide lines with Certified Naturalist and Marine Educator, Georgia Graves. Learn about the marine flora and fauna that inhabit the tidal areas of your new island home— there is a lot more here than you might think!

  • Date: Sunday, November 15th
  • Time: 12:45pm – Walk begins at 1:00pm and lasts about 1.5 hours.
  • Location: Park and meet at Coast Guard Station near the concessions.
  • Cost: $25.00
  • Register and pay by November 6th – Walk is limited to 20 people!
  • Note: All Island Adventures are non-refundable.
  • Beach Walk - Sunday, November 15th
    November 15, 2020
    12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Details Price Qty
Beach Walk - Sunday, November 15thshow details + $25.00 (USD)  

Read More

Okefenokee Swamp Cruise & Low Country Boil – November 17

Visitors enjoy the opportunity to learn about the Okefenokee on tour aboard a 24 ft Carolina Skiff. These are flat bottomed boats with ample seating and canopies overhead. You will travel along the historic Suwannee Canal through a tangled forest of bay, cypress, pine and shrubs, then out into the open expanse of Chesser Prairie. You may encounter egrets, herons, ibis, sandhill cranes, red-shouldered hawks, and American alligators, as well as otters in the winter and wood stocks in the summer and fall. The swamp scenery is always spectacular!

Event Details

  • When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 4:00pm – 7:45pm
  • Location: 4159 Suwannee Canal Rd, Folkston, GA 31537
  • Contact Info: 912-496-7156 / www.okefenokeeadventures.com
  • Cost: $65 per person, which includes dinner, swamp cruise, tax, and tips. Transportation to and from Folkston is not included and carpooling is suggested. The drive is approximately 1 ½ hours.  Plan on arriving no later that 4pm, cruise starts promptly at 4:15pm!
  • After the cruise we will enjoy a low country boil to complete our adventure!
  • Depending on the max number that sign up – we may use two skiff boats to safely spread out all participants.
  • PLEASE NOTE: There is a $5 per vehicle – cash only – refuge entry fee.
  • Min/Max – 8/16 (if we get high interest, we can up the max number and add a third boat – but will need to know before the deadline)
  • Last day to register – November 6, 2020

Any questions, email [email protected]

  • November 17, 2020
    4:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Details Price Qty
Okefenokee Swamp Cruise & Low Country Boil - November 17show details + $65.00 (USD)  

Read More

Island Newcomers Sponsors