JANUARY

Throughout January

Jekyll Island will host its Island Treasures event, an open hunt for those seeking one-of-a-kind glass floats. The treasures will be “hidden” all over the island for visitors to find. For more information, visit jekyllisland.com.

January 1

Downtown Brunswick’s monthly First Friday block party will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. along Newcastle Street. Restaurants and businesses will offer specials and stay open later. For more information, visit discoverbrunswick.com.

January 16 to 23

The St. Simons Land Trust is hosting its first Restaurant Week to support local businesses. Coupons will be distributed to members for two diners to enjoy a meal at a participating restaurant. To join the program, one can become a land trust member starting at $50. For more information, visit www.sslt.org.

January 17

Jekyll Island is hosting a virtual marathon, half marathon, and 5K. The event’s specifics are listed online. To register and learn more, visit jekyllislandmarathon.com.

FEBRUARY

February through March

Coastal Georgia’s Big Read event will hold a number of events throughout the month. The book selected is Circe by Madeline Miller. For a complete listing of Big Read festivities visit goldenislesarts.org.

 February 5

Downtown Brunswick’s monthly First Friday block party will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. along Newcastle Street. Restaurants and businesses will offer specials and stay open later. For more information, visit discoverbrunswick.com.

February 13

Southeast Georgia Health System’s annual Bridge Run will be held virtually this year. The registration fee is $25 for adults and $15 for youths. The cost includes a T-shirt that will be sent to participants. The proceeds will benefit the cancer and cardiac care programs at the hospital. For registration, visit the-bridge-run.org.

February 15

Coastal Georgia’s Big Read will host Madeline Miller, author of Circe. She will appear virtually to offer the keynote address. She will also take questions from participants. For information about joining the event, visit

goldenislesarts.org.

February 20 and 21

The St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival will be held virtually this year. Authors will share their experiences with participants and share tips on writing. To register or for more details, visit stsimonsislandstorytellingfestival.com.

February 27

Wine Women & Shoes, a benefit for Hospice of the Golden Isles presented by Auxiliary of Hospice of the Golden Isles, will be held virtually from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. It will include raffles, fashion show, marketplace and auctions, as well as a Shoe Guy performance. For details visit, winewomenandshoes/goldenisles.

February 27

The 2021 AJ Donohue Memorial Golf Tournament will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jekyll Island Golf Club. Masks will be required in all areas outside of the course. Social distancing will also be enforced. For more information, visit www.ajdonohuefoundation.org.