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  • This Week at Sea Island

    This Week at Sea Island

    Weekly guide to recreation, entertainment
    and dining.

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  • Social Lounge

    Check out our new Social Media Lounge.

    Explore various social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more!

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  • Halloween at Sea Island

    October 31, 2014

    Little Spooks Workshop
    5 - 6 p.m.

    Calling all boys and ghouls! Come and make spooktacularly yummy treats and crafts, including a treat bag, just in time for trick-or-treating!

    Halloween Carnival and Haunted House at the Beach Club
    6 - 8 p.m.
    Beach Club

    Boys and ghouls beware!  Halloweentown has taken over the Beach Club.  Bring the whole family to visit the Activities Staff and enjoy carnival games and yummy treats.  There will also be a costume contest for the kids.

    Halloween Night on the Black Banks Terrace
    7 - 9:30 p.m.
    Black Banks Terrace

    Join us Halloween night on the Black Banks Terrace and sip on a cocktail and dance to Mason Waters and The Groove All-Stars!  All ages welcome.

    Call 1-855-572-4975 for reservations.

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  • Thanksgiving at Sea Island

    November 26-30, 2014

    Enjoy a variety of holiday activities for the whole family! Click here to download the complete schedule of events.

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  • Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Understanding Nonverbal Communication with Jan Hargrave

    November 28, 2014

    9 a.m.
    The Cloister Ballroom

    It’s a scientific fact that a person’s body gestures give away his true intentions.  Actually, over ninety percent of all face-to-face communication is nonverbal; thus, the silent messages of the body often reveal more than the spoken word in conveying true feelings and attitudes.  Jan Hargrave, expert in the field of nonverbal communication whose clients have included such luminaries as Bill Clinton, Kobe Bryant, Tom Cruise and Angelino Jolie.  The author of Let Me See Your Body Talk, Freeway of Love, Judge the Jury, Strictly Business Body Language, and Poker Face, she offers a wealth of detailed information concerning the “hidden messages” of the people around you as well as yourself.  Her fascinating presentation gives you the advantages you need to make in-depth character assessments during negotiations as well as an increased ability to form more successful and rewarding relationships.

    Call 1-855-572-4975 for reservations.

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  • Experience Sea Island

    during 2014 with 12 months of special offers

    Golf

    The first Sea Island golf course opened in 1928. Experience the rich heritage of golf at Sea Island, one of the first 10 golf resorts to open in the U.S.

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  • Planning Guide

    Planning Guide

    September - November 2014

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  • Singer/Songwriter Series in the Spanish Lounge

    September-December

    9 p.m. – Midnight
    Spanish Lounge

    Local singer/songwriters playing a diverse mix of original and cover music. Complimentary. No reservations necessary. Drink service available through River Bar.

    November
    Saturday, November 22- DeFunk
    Saturday, November 29- Chris Rider Duo

    December
    Saturday, December 6- DeFunk
    Saturday, December 20- Pace & Owen
    Saturday, December 27- Chris Rider Duo

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  • Sea Island Culinary Academy

    November 15, 2014

    Chef Kevin Gillespie, owner of the restaurant “GunShow” in Atlanta, and past finalist on season 6 of Bravo’s Top Chef competition show, will be our visiting chef at Sea Island’s Culinary Academy on November 15th . A full day of culinary experiences awaits you, starting with several hands-on classes, a luncheon and kitchen tour, and the grand finale of the day is a progressive wine dinner at Rainbow Island. Jeans encouraged!

    Sea Island Culinary Participants
    • Jonathan Jerusalmy, Resort Executive Chef
    • David Carrier, Executive Chef for the Cloister and Beach Club
    • Jason Russell, Executive Events Chef
    • Daniel Zeal, Georgian Room Chef de Cuisine
    • Ryanne Carrier, Sommelier & Wines and Spirits Manager
    • Matt Hogan, Head Baker

    Culinary Academy Events on Saturday, November 15th

    Bread/Danishes Making Class
    8:30-10:30 a.m.
    Master bread artist, and artisanal baker Matt Hogan explains the art of bread and baking. Be prepared to learn and taste some of the trends in the industry and staples that can be made at home.

    Venue: Bake Shop (guests will be met in the Colonial Lounge)
    Chef instructor: Matt Hogan

    1000 Ways to Cook Seafood  
    11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Sea Island chefs show you the versatility of coastal cuisine. From local blue crab to fish caught around the gulf steam these seafood instructors will not only show some favorite recipes but provide tastings that can be used for any occasion

    Venue: Beach Club Ocean Room (guests will be met at the Beach Club lobby)
    Chef instructors: Jonathan Jerusalmy, David Carrier, Jason Russell

    The Art of Southern Food – Luncheon and Kitchen Tour
    12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch
    1:30 p.m. Kitchen Tour with Chef David
    Partake of a quintessential southern luncheon prepared by our visiting chef, Kevin Gillespie, along with Sea Islands executive chef team; resort chef Jonathan Jerusalmy, executive chef of the Cloister and Beach Club, David Carrier and executive events chef, Jason Russell. Save a seat for the chefs, for they will be joining the table and discussing the art of fine southern food! Last but not least, a tour of the Cloister kitchens will commence at the end of the meal.

    Venue: Oglethorpe
    Visiting Chef: Kevin Gillespie
    Sea Island Chefs: Jonathan Jerusalmy, David Carrier, Jason Russell

    The How-to on Finger Food and Craft Cocktails
    3-5 p.m.
    Join Chef Daniel Zeal, chef de cuisine of the Georgian Room, for a hands-on class covering finger food at its finest. Of course cocktails are on the menu as well and Ryanne Carrier, Sea Island’s Wine & Spirits Manager, will instruct on the A, B, C’s of craft cocktails!  

    Venue:  Georgian Room Kitchen/Lounge/Garden (guests will be met in the Colonial Lounge)
    Chef instructors: Daniel Zeal, Ryanne Carrier

    Kevin Gillespie Book Signing at The Market
    4:00-5:00pm
    Venue: The Market

    Chef Kevin Gillespie, owner of the restaurant “Gun Show” in Atlanta, and past finalist on season 6th of Bravo’s Top Chef competition show, will be visiting The Market on Saturday, November 15th from 4-5pm. Chef Gillespie will be signing his cookbook “Fire in My Belly: Real Cooking”.

    Progressive Wine Dinner with Kevin Gillespie  
    6:30pm
    Don’t miss a truly unique progressive wine dinner with visiting chef Kevin Gillespie. Chef Gillespie’s passion is incorporating the use of fresh, organic and sustainable ingredients in all of his dishes. The menu for the evening will be wonderfully delicious food that is seasonally rooted, locally focused and unlimited in its stylistic boundaries. The setting will be Rainbow Island and jeans are strongly encouraged!   

    Venue:  Rainbow Island
    Visiting Chef: Kevin Gillespie
    Chefs: Jonathan Jerusalmy, David Carrier, Jason Russell

    Call 1-855-572-4975 for reservations.

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  • Sea Island Thanksgiving Squash Camp Featuring Squash Legend Peter Nicol

    November 26-29, 2014

    Join squash legend Peter Nicol for a rigorous and fun Thanksgiving weekend of squash instruction, analysis and training, along with a small group Georgian Room dinner.

    Nicol holds over 50 major international squash championships and sat at the top of the PSA World Rankings for more than 60 months during his career. One of the most successful professional squash players of all time, he brings a unique and interesting insight into the game of squash.

    Available to juniors with competitive squash experience ages 12 and up and adults with some squash experience. Adult and junior sessions are available individually or as a complete weekend package. For additional information and reservations contact Sea Island Squash Director Steve Hall, 912-638-5171. Limited availability.

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  • Cassina Holiday Homes Tour

    December 6, 2014

    10 a.m. -5 p.m.

    The Cassina Garden Club will hold their 30th annual Christmas Tour of Homes & Bake Sale on Saturday, December 6, 2014. The tour, “Jingle Bells and Seashells”, will showcase five beautiful homes and The Cloister on Sea Island, each with festive decorations including a seasonal arrangement designed by a Cassina member using local greenery.  The Cloister will be beautifully decorated with spectacular holiday floral arrangements, soaring Christmas trees and surprises to delight the eyes and ears! Special dining, shopping and lodging packages will be available. The famous Cassina Bake Sale, the most popular in the southeast, will offer a large assortment of beautifully packaged pies, cakes, Christmas cookies, and breads - many using recipes that have been holiday traditions in Cassina members’ families.  Also available will be jams and fruit baskets from members’ gardens. Bake Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Tour hours are 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

    Access to all homes will be available only via tour buses departing from Cassina’s historic tabby slave cabins at Gascoigne Bluff. For tickets, go to www.cassinagardenclub.org or call 912-399-1152.  Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 the day of the tour.  All tour proceeds benefit the preservation and restoration of  Cassina’s historic tabby slave cabins which are on the National Register of Historic Places. 


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