Friday, Feb. 17
• Scrabble Club will meet at 10 a.m. at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick.
• “Ahohomora! The Magic of Storytelling in Harry Potter” will begin at 11 a.m. in the Stembler Theatre, College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick. Carissa Baker, a professor at Seminole State College in Florida, teaches literature, writing, a Disney-focused humanities course and interdisciplinary honors courses. Her presentation will reflect on some of the significant and empowering themes from the Harry Potter series. It will also look at the transcendence of storytelling and literature as revealed through the cross-media world of Harry Potter.
• Brunswick Elks Lodge Fish Fry will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature fried catfish, cheese grits, coleslaw, hushpuppies and iced tea for $8 per person. Homemade desserts will be available for $1. Details: 264-1389.
• Little Big Read Storytime: “Dragons Love Tacos,” will begin at 11 a.m. at the Ida Hilton Public Library, 1104 North Way, Darien.
• “The Founders of the Federal Reserve System” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. in the Jekyll Island Museum Auditorium by the Friends of Historic Jekyll Island. The guest speaker will be Adam Jackson, a student in the American studies program at College of Coastal Georgia, who has done extensive research into the formation of the Federal Reserve System. Free to the public. Refreshments will be served.
• Dragons on Film: “Dragonslayer,” which tells the story of a young wizarding apprentice who is sent to kill a dragon that has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom, and starring Peter MacNicol, begin at 7 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick.
Saturday, Feb. 18
• Navigating Our Seas: America’s Boating Course,” will begin at 8 a.m. at UGA Marine Extension in Brunswick. The Georgia DNR-approved boating skills course covers the basics of boating safety, rules and conventions, trailering and much more. Offered by the Golden Isles Sail and Power Squadron. Free. An optional text is offered for $29. Call 265.9550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and to register.
• St. Marys Wild West Express Train Rides will be held at 10 a.m., noon and 2 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under. Those under 2 ride free. Rides depart from Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne Road, St. Marys. Details: www.stmarysrailroad.com.
• Keep McIntosh Beautiful Oyster Roast and Barbecue will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Creek Lodge, 10071 Ga. Highway 99, Darien. The event will feature all-you-can-eat oysters, barbecue and non-alcoholic beverages, raffles and music by Michael Hulett. Proceeds will benefit abandoned buildings removal assistance and other beautification projects. Tickets are $30 each and are available at Turnip Greens Country Market in Darien, the Darien-McIntosh Visitors Center at the outlet mall and at the door. A beer and wine pass will be available for $10 per person. Details: (912)289-1083.
Sunday, Feb. 19
• “Alohomora! The Magic of Storytelling in Harry Potter,” will be presented by Carissa Baker, a professor at Seminole State College in Sanford, Fla., at 2 p.m. in Room 108 of the St. Simons Island Casino, 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, as part of “Coffee With the Author” series sponsored by the Literary Guild of St. Simons Island and in conjunction with The Big Read. Her presentation will reflect on some of the significant and empowering themes from the Harry Potter series. It will also look at the transcendence of storytelling and literature as revealed through the cross-media world of Harry Potter. Free.
• St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, 1121 Union St., Brunswick, will host open houses for prospective students and their families from 2-4 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday.
• Book talk, book signing and reception for Grace Lewis Chandler, author of “Free to Be” a historical Civil War novel, will begin at 3 p.m. at Ashantilly Center, 15591 Ga. Highway 99, Darien. Admission is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Details: 437-4473.
Monday, Feb. 20
• Bingo benefit, to benefit Safe Harbor Children’s Center, will be from 7-9 p.m. at the Morgan Center on Jekyll Island. Hosted by the Jekyll Island Ladies League. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased from JILL members or by calling 635-2709.
Tuesday, Feb. 21
• Little Big Read Storytime: “Dragons Love Tacos,” will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Simons Island Library.
• Dr. R. Kirby Godsey, former president of Mercer University, will speak at 10:30 a.m. in Room 108 of the St. Simons Island Casino, 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, as part of the “Coffee With the Author” series. His topic will be “The Thinking Believer.” Godsey, a theologian, is the author of four books including “Is God a Christian?” and “The God Particle: God-Talk in a Big Bang World.” Cost is $10 for nonmembers, free for members of the Literary Guild of St. Simons Island. Details: www.eventbrite.com.
• Lunchtime yoga will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick.
• Buddy Sullivan lecture and book signing will be from 1-3 p.m. at Lovely Lane Chapel, Epworth by the Sea, St. Simons Island. Sullivan will talk about his new book, “The First Conservationists? Northern Money and Low Country Georgia,” which analyzes the evolution from private ownership to protected status of the islands, and the overall influence of Northern wealth on the economy and landscape of tidewater Georgia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Cost is $25. Details: 638-4050.
• Magical Movies: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” a film that tells the story of Jacob and his encounters with the residents of Miss Peregrine’s home, who have special powers, will be shown at 4 p.m. at the Ida Hilton Public Library in Darien. Directed by Tim Burton. Rated PG-13.
• Hattie’s Book Club will meet at 6:15 p.m. at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick. The featured book will be “A Wizard of Earthsea.”