National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association


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1530 Newcastle Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

Tel: 912/262-6934
Fax: 912/262-1029
http://www.goldenislesarts.org

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain

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The Great River Film Series: "Show Boat"

"Show Boat" (1936).The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour. Starring Irene Dunne, Allan Jones and Charles Winninger. Not Rated. 110 min.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Thu, Jan 7, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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Hattie's Book Club- "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

Hattie's Book Club discusses The Big Read novel.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Jan 19, 2016
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm

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The Great River Film Series: "Death on the Nile"

"Death on the Nile" (1978). As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey? Starring Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Bette Davis and DAvid Niven. Rated PG. 140 min.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Wed, Jan 20, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

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PlayReaders - "Is He Dead?" by Mark Twain adapted by David Ives

PlayReaders is a book club devoted to reading plays. This month the focus is on The Big Read author, Mark Twain, and his play "Is He Dead?" adapted by playwright David Ives and produced on Broadway in 2007. Free but reservations are requested. Call 912-262-6934 or email artsed@goldenislesarts.org (Copies of the script are available)

Event Location: Jumbo South, 1215 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Jan 26, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:45pm

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Coming of Age Film Series: "Ghost World"

"Ghost World" (2001). With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives. Starring Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, and Steve Buscemi. Rated R. 111 min.

Event Location: Casino Theatre, 550 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Date: Wed, Jan 27, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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Book Discussion - "Tom Sawyer"

Discussion of The Big Read book, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."

Event Location: Charlton County Library, 1291 Indian Trail, Folkston, GA 31537

Date: Mon, Feb 1, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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The Great River Film Series: "A River Runs Through It"

A River Runs Through It (1992) is story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing. Directed by Robert Redford and starring Brad Pitt, Craig Sheffer and Tom Skerritt. Rated PG 123 min.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 2, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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Long County Little Big Read Story and Craft

Join the fun at the Long County Library with the Little Big Read book, "When Pigasso Met Mootisse". There will be story time and craft time!

Event Location: Long County Library, 270 South Main Street, Ludowici, GA 31316

Date: Tue, Feb 2, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

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Book Discussion - "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

Heather Heath leads a discussion of The Big Read novel.

Event Location: Long County Library, 270 S Main Street, Ludowici, GA 31316

Date: Tue, Feb 2, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Wayne County Little Big Read Story Time

Join the fun at story time with the Little Big Read book "When Pigasso Met Mootisse."

Event Location: Wayne County Library, 759 Sunset Boulevard, Jesup, GA 31545

Date: Wed, Feb 3, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

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Book Discussion: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

Ann Mason leads a discussion of The Big Read novel, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

Event Location: St Simons Island Library, 530A Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Date: Wed, Feb 3, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Twain on Film series: "Tom Sawyer"

"Tom Sawyer."Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder. Starring Johnny Whitikar, Celeste Holm and Jodie Foster. 1973. 103 minutes.

Event Location: Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 Northway, Darien, GA 31305

Date: Thu, Feb 4, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Tellin' Tales: Andy Offutt Irwin

Some people have inner-kids. Andy Offutt Irwin has an outer-kid. With a manic Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, and hilarious stories, he is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. Come spend some time listening and laughing! For more information on Andy visit www.andyirwin.com

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Thu, Feb 4, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Inspired by Pigasso and Mootisse

Elementary school students create artwork inspired by the Little Big Read Book, "When Pigasso Met Mootisse." The exhibit will open during First Friday and The Big Read Kick Off and is available to be seen during the libraries' regular hours.

Event Location: Brunswick Library, 200 Gloucester Stree, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 5, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Sat, Feb 6, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Thu, Feb 11, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016 – Sat, Feb 13, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, Feb 15, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Feb 16, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 17, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Thu, Feb 18, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Feb 19, 2016 – Sat, Feb 20, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, Feb 22, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Feb 23, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 24, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Thu, Feb 25, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2016 – Sat, Feb 27, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, Feb 29, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Mar 1, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Wed, Mar 2, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Thu, Mar 3, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Mar 4, 2016 – Sat, Mar 5, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, Mar 7, 2016 – Wed, Mar 9, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Thu, Mar 10, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Mar 11, 2016 – Sat, Mar 12, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

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First Friday Big Read Kick Off

Activities during the evening will include “Color-washing the fence” a community public art project that will let individuals paint on picket fence pieces that will then displayed at different locations during The Big Read, and a treasure hunt taking adventurers from shop to shop to find the treasure chest filled with gold (candy) coins.

Event Location: Historic Downtown Brunswick, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 5, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

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"The Adventures of YOUR NAME HERE" Exhibit

Students and community members create artwork inspired by their own adventures. The exhibit opens during the First Friday Big Read Kick Off with a reception from 5 pm to 8 pm. The Ritz Theatre Gallery is open Wednesday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm or by appointment.

Event Location: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 5, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Date: Sat, Feb 6, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 – Fri, Feb 12, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Feb 13, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 17, 2016 – Fri, Feb 19, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Feb 20, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 24, 2016 – Fri, Feb 26, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Feb 27, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

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Film Friday: Boys Will Be Boys

Every Friday in February screens a fun film in the "Boys Will Be Boys" Film series. "Tom Sawyer."Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder. Starring Johnny Whitikar, Celeste Holm and Jodie Foster. 1973. 103 minutes.

Event Location: The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 5, 2016
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

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Wayne County Teen Book Discussion and Film

Come explore the Big and Middle Read books and watch a movie! Call 912-427-2500 for title.

Event Location: Wayne County Library, 759 Sunset Boulevard, Jesup, GA 31545

Date: Sat, Feb 6, 2016
Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

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On Stage Sunday - "Mark Twain at 70"

The year is 1905. The audience are friends of Mark Twain, invited to his Fifth Avenue, New York City home on the occasion of his 70th birthday. His guests are treated to the incomparable entertainment of Twain's humorous stories and the songs he loves to sing while strumming a guitar. Rod Rawlings brings to the stage a striking and memorable portrayal of the immortal character based on years of reading, research and rehearsal. He uses Twain's timeless words from start to finish. And when he plays guitar and sings, just as Twain enjoyed doing, we are reminded of the simple joy of the tuneful music of Twain's time. Advanced Tickets: Members $10/Nonmembers $15. Day of Show: Members $15/Nonmembers $20. Students always $5.

Event Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

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Ten Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Mark Twain

Dr. James Golden, Education Director of The Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT speaks on the Big Read author.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Book Discussion - "Tom Sawyer"

Join in the discussion of The Big Read novel, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."

Event Location: Wayne County Library, 759 Sunset Boulevard, Jesup, GA 31545

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

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"Mark Twain: Missouri Boy and World Traveller"

Dr. James Golden, Education Director of the Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT, gives a talk about Twain's youth and his travels. Sponsored by the Literary Guild of St Simons Island.

Event Location: Casino Building, 550 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

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Book Discussion-"Death on the Mississippi"

The Belladonna Book Club discusses "Death on the Mississippi" by Peter Heck. This is the first in a series that features Mark Twain and his secretary solving mysteries.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Book Discussion: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

Ann Mason leads a discussion of The Big Read novel, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

Event Location: Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 Northway, Darien, GA 31305

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Keynote Address: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer": Facts Behind the Fiction

Dr. James Golden, Education Director of the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT, shares the truths behind Mark Twain's classic novel.

Event Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Little Big Read Book Discussion: "When Pigasso Met Mootisse"

Fun reading and discussion of The Little Big Read book, "When Pigasso Met Mootisse."

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Llibrary, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Time: 9:45am – 10:45am

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Little Big Read Storytime: Art in the Yard with "Pigasso and Mootisse"

Fun story time and craft project around the Little Big Read book "When Pigasso Met Mootisse."

Event Location: Ida Hilton Library, 1105 Northway, Darien, GA 31305

Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

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Ten Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Mark Twain

Dr. James Golden, Education Director of The Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT speaks on the Big Read author.

Event Location: College of Coastal Georgia, 1 College Drive, Stembler Theatre, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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Book Discussion - "Tom Sawyer"

Join in on the discussion of The Big Read novel, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."

Event Location: St Marys Public Library, 100 Herb Bauer Drive, St Marys, GA 31558

Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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A Talk About Twain

Dr. James Golden, Education Director of the Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT speaks about Mark Twain.

Event Location: Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 Northway, Darien, GA 31305

Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

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Cinema Gourmet: "The Adventures of Robin Hood"

Cinema Gourmet brings the community together for great food and a great film and this month's film ties into the "Adventures on Film Series" for The Big Read. The 1938 classic "The Adventures of Robin Hood" starring Errol Flynn will be preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Kate and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes the film a “must see.” Tickets are $18/person and reservations are required by Monday February 8th.

Event Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Thu, Feb 11, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

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Cruisin' Down The River

This month’s program ,“Cruising Down the River”, salutes our Big Read, Tom Sawyer and the works of Mark Twain. We invite you to take a trip down some of the world’s greatest rivers and streams. Enjoy the scenery, jog a few memories, and maybe do a little fishing.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

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Little Big Read Fun: The Prince and the Pauper and Pigasso vs. Mootisse

"The Prince and the Pauper" (1990) Based on the story by Mark Twain this animated version features Mickey Mouse as poor boy and a prince who exchange identities and lives while the villainous Captain of the Guard plots to take advantage of this. Rated G 25 minutes. Before the film, get ready to hear the Little Big Read story "When Pigasso Met Mootissee" in a special story time.

Event Location: St Simons Island Library, 550 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

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Book vs. Movie

Ann Mason leads a discussion comparing The Big Read novel and the film version(s).

Event Location: The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Film Friday: Boys Will Be Boys series

Every Friday in February screens a fun film in the "Boys Will Be Boys" Film series. "Stand By Me" Based on a Stephen King short story, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. Starring Wil Wheaton and River Phoenix. 1986. Rated R. 89 minutes

Event Location: The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

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Twain on Film: "Tom Sawyer" (animated)

"Tom Sawyer" (2000) An animated, musical version of Mark Twain's classic novel about the adventures of Tom Sawyer, along with his friends Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher. While spending most of his days avoiding school, work and his Aunt Polly, Tom manages to get himself into trouble on a regular basis. Featuring the voices of Betty White, Don Knotts and Hank Williams, Jr. Rated G. 89 min.

Event Location: Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 Northway, Darien, GA 31305

Date: Sat, Feb 13, 2016
Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm

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On Stage Sunday: Atwater-Donnelly in Concert

The highly acclaimed husband-wife duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly, present a delightful program of traditional American folk songs. Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous and unusual harmonies and play guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, bones, spoons, limberjacks, and other surprises. Advanced Tickets: Members $10/Nonmembers $15. Day of Show: Members $15/Nonmembers $20. Students always $5.

Event Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Sun, Feb 14, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

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Mississippi Blues with Annie Akins

Join local singer Annie Akins for some old-fashioned blues music.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 16, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Twain on Film: "The Adventures of Mark Twain"

The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944). The dramatized life of immortal humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, from his days as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River until his death in 1910 shortly after Halley's Comet returned. Starring Frederic March. Not Rated. 130 min.

Event Location: Casino Theatre, 550 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Date: Wed, Feb 17, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:15pm

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Book vs. Movie

Ann Mason leads the discussion of which works better - The book of "Tom Sawyer" or the film version.

Event Location: Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 Northway, Darien, GA 31305

Date: Thu, Feb 18, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Twain on Film: "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949). A bump on the head sends Hank Martin, 1912 mechanic, to Arthurian Britain, 528 A.D., where he is befriended by Sir Sagramore le Desirous and gains power by judicious use of technology. He and Alisande, the King's niece, fall in love at first sight, which draws unwelcome attention from her fiancée Sir Lancelot; but worse trouble befalls when Hank meddles in the kingdom's politics. Starring Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming and Cedric Hardwicke. Not Rated. 106 minutes. Sponsored by the Literary Guild of St Simons Island.

Event Location: Casino Theatre, 550 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Date: Thu, Feb 18, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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Film Friday: Boys Will Be Boys series

Every Friday in February screens a fun film in the "Boys Will Be Boys" Film series. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that. Starring Matthew Broderick and Jeffery Jones. 1986. Rated PG-13. 103 minutes.

Event Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 19, 2016
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

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On Stage Sunday: St Simons Storyteller Workshop

Details coming soon!

Event Location: The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Sun, Feb 21, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

"Tom Sawyer" and Twain's Novels

Dr. Jon Hershey talks about how Tom Sawyer paved the way for Twain's greater novels.

Event Location: College of Coastal Georgia, Stembler Theatre, 1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Mon, Feb 22, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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Book Discussion: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

Ann Mason leads a discussion of The Big Read novel, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Mon, Feb 22, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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The Trouble Begins at 10:30 (a.m.)

Local author Jack McDevitt speaks on Twain and his work. Sponsored by the Literary Guild of St. Simons Island.

Event Location: Casino, 550 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Date: Tue, Feb 23, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

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"Tom Sawyer" and Twain's Novels

Dr. Jon Hershey talks about how Tom Sawyer paved the way for Twain's greater novels.

Event Location: College of Coastal Georgia - Camden Campus, 800 Lakes Blvd. E, Kingsland, GA 31548

Date: Tue, Feb 23, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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PlayReaders - "Peter and the Star Catcher" by Rick Elice

PlayReaders is a book club devoted to reading and discussing plays. This month's play ties into the adventure theme of The Big Read. "Peter and the Star Catcher" is a prequel to the J. M. Barrie stories of Peter Pan. Free but reservations requested. Call 912.262.6934 or email artsed@goldenislesarts.org Copies of the play are available.

Event Location: Jumbo South, 1215 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 23, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:45pm

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Little Big Read Discussion - "When Pigasso Met Mootise"

Reading and discussion of the Little Big Read book, "When Pigasso Met Mootise."

Event Location: St Simons Island Library, 550 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Date: Thu, Feb 25, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Film Friday: Boys Will Be Boys series

Every Friday in February screens a fun film in the "Boys Will Be Boys" Film series. "The NeverEnding Story" An unhappy boy is bullied by older youths and seeks sanctuary in a bookstore. The owner gives him a magic book in which he is able to follow the adventures of a boy who is everything he believes he is not: brave, strong, successful. He begins to understand that he is a part of the story and that the survival of the world about which he has been reading is in part up to him. 1984. Rated PG. 102 minutes.

Event Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2016
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

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On Stage Sunday: "Tom Sawyer"

Brunswick High School Drama presents a stage version of "Tom Sawyer."

Event Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Sun, Feb 28, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Coming of Age Film Series: "The Mosquito Coast"

"The Mosquito Coast" (1986) Allie Fox has never been a man to do things by the book. An avid inventor, he is a troubled genuis given to intense moods and an incredible drive. Seemingly on a whim, he shifts his family to the jungles of Central America, telling his children that America "is gone". Determined to create a civilization better than the one he has abandoned, Fox's obsession and mania might pull his family through, or it might pull them apart. Starring Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren and River Phoenix. Rated PG. 117 min.

Event Location: Casino Theatre, 550 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Date: Wed, Mar 2, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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