Calendar

NOVEMBER 1
Amelia Knitting Group
Meets the first Wednesday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Mustard Seed Café. Knit with great company and grab a snack or drink. Created by Merle Sauer. No commitment, attend whenever you have time.

DECEMBER 1
Trunk Show at Lindy’s Jewelry
Featuring Ponte Vedra designer, Cresta Bledsoe, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Located at 110 Centre St. For more info, call (904) 277-4880.

DECEMBER 1, 2
Jazz Party Weekend
Held at Horizons Restaurant, 5472 First Coast Highway, from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring the Les DeMerle Trio with Bonnie Eisele. For information and reservations call (904) 321-2430 or visit www.horizonsameliaisland.com.

DECEMBER 1, 2
Holiday Home Tour
Annual tour showcases historic homes in downtown Fernandina Beach decorated for the holidays. Proceeds benefit Amelia Island Museum of History. Tickets $30. For more information and tickets, call (904) 261-7378 or visit www.ameliamuseum.org.

DECEMBER 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16
It’s a Wonderful Life
The heartwarming holiday classic. All performances 8 p.m. except for December 10, which is 2 p.m. Held at Amelia Community Theatre’s Main Stage, 207 Cedar Street. Tickets $22 adults; $10 students through college. For more information, call (904) 261-6749 or visit www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org.

DECEMBER 1, 3
Island Chamber Singers Holiday Concert
Held at Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road at 7 p.m. December 1, and 3 p.m. December 3. Featuring soloists and orchestra performing Haydn’s “The Creation.” Tickets $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Opening night reception on Friday after the concert. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit  www.islandchambersingers.org.

DECEMBER 2
Rag Doll Tea
Held at Hoyt House B&B Tea Room from 1 to 3 p.m. featuring tea, treats, holiday music, and Santa. Ages 5 years and up, along with their rag dolls. Pre-paid reservations required. Call (904) 277-4300 for more info or to make reservations.

DECEMBER 5
Wilderness Safaris
Learn more about Africa’s finest wildlife and wilderness areas. Held at Luca’s, 5:30 p.m., 614 Centre Street, hosted by Wallace Pierson Travel. Free and open to the public; RSVP required. To RSVP or for more info, call (904) 261-5914.

DECEMBER 5 & 6
Holiday Wreath Demonstration
Join Artistic Florist for tips and techniques on making the perfect holiday wreath! Each participant will take home the wreath they work on during class. At their new location at 2383 Jamestown Road.  Class begins at 6 pm. All profits benefit the Amelia Island Museum of History. Tickets are $50 per person ($5 off with Holiday Home Tour ticket). For more info, call (904) 261-5546.

DECEMBER 6
Amelia Knitting Group
Meets the first Wednesday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Mustard Seed Café. Knit with great company and grab a snack or drink. Created by Merle Sauer. No commitment, attend whenever you have time.

DECEMBER 6
Brown Bag Lunch
The Amelia Island Museum of History hosts a Brown Bag Lunch presentation the first Wednesday of every month at noon, on a variety of subjects. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Gray at (904) 261-7378 ext 102, or gray@ameliamuseum.org.

DECEMBER 7
Lighted Christmas Parade
America’s Youth lights up downtown Fernandina Beach at 6 p.m. with the annual Lighted Christmas Parade celebrating “A Musical Christmas.” Held on Centre Street. For more information, visit www.americayouth.org.

DECEMBER 7, 14, 21, 28
Nassau Community Band Practice
Multi-generational ensemble meets Thursday nights at 6 p.m., Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. For more information, visit nassaucommunityband.com.

DECEMBER 8
Men Helping Men – Prostate Cancer Support Group
Educational program for men meets at 11:30 a.m. at Baptist Medical Center board room. For more information, contact Lauren DeWitt at (904) 277-2700.

DECEMBER 8, 9, 10
Dickens on Centre
Travel back in time during the third annual Dickens on Center festival in downtown Fernandina Beach. Free to the public, this Victorian inspired holiday festival is fun for entire family. For complete schedule of events, visit www.ameliaisland.com.

DECEMBER 8, 9, 22, 23
Jazz Spirit of Christmas Dinner and Show
Held at Horizons Restaurant, 5472 First Coast Highway, from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring the Les DeMerle Trio with Bonnie Eisele. For information and reservations, call (904) 321-2430 or visit www.horizonsameliaisland.com.

DECEMBER 9
Holiday Bazaar
Held at BuyGO, 22 South 8th Street, featuring artisans, crafts, gifts, music, Santa, hot chocolate bar, and more. For complete list of events, visit www.buygostores.com.

DECEMBER 11
Pink Ribbon Ladies
For survivors of breast cancer, Pink Ribbon Ladies meets at 6 p.m. at Ackerman Cancer Center, 1340 South 18th Street, Suite 103. For more information, contact Anne Showalter at
(904)321-5465 or Isobel Lyle at (904)321-2057.

DECEMBER 12
Newcomers Club Coffee
The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island hosts its monthly coffee on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Women interested in joining, who reside in Nassau County (no matter how long they have lived there), are welcome. For further info, contact coffees@newcomersamelia.org.

DECEMBER 13
Women, Wealth & Wine
An informal group of women who meet to discuss financial and related issues affecting us all. Come and ask the questions you have always wanted to ask and get insight into the questions you haven’t thought of yet. Financial answers and ideas over a glass of wine. Begins at 5:30 p.m. For more info, call (904) 305-2608.

DECEMBER 14
Bartram Garden Club Meeting
Held at 10 a.m. at GFWC Woman’s Club of Fernandina Beach, 201 Jean Lafitte Boulevard, featuring Jan Sillik, the National Garden Clubs’ Accredited Master Judge and Floral Design Study Instructor, demonstrating Williamsburg designs with a Floridian flair. For more info, contact Kathleen at KTLpilot@gmail.com.or call (732) 895-9234.

DECEMBER 15
Holiday Stories from Live Ink Theatre
Enjoy “Holiday Stories – Naughty and Nice” from Live Ink Theatre, as told by Christopher Collinsworth, Jan Cote-Merow, Diana Herman, and others. Tickets are $5. At The Book Loft, 214 Centre St. 7 pm. Limited seating. Call (904) 261-8991 for reservations.

DECEMBER 15, 16, 17
Truffle Weekend
Indulge in a variety of dishes and cocktails incorporating this flavorful fungi in various locations throughout Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, 39 Beach Lagoon Road. For more information call (904) 261-6161 or visit www.omnihotels.com/hotels/amelia-island-plantation/things-to-do/truffle-weekend.

DECEMBER 18
Acoustic Sessions
Featuring “Tis the Season Finale” of live music led by music director Tom Leon on the Main Stage at Amelia Community Theatre, featuring many of their 2017 musicians. 7:30 p.m., 207 Cedar Street. Tickets $15. For more information call (904) 261-6749 or visit ameliacommunitytheatre.org.

DECEMBER 20
Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
SPOHNC is a support group for oral, head and neck cancer patients, held at Baptist Medical Center board room at 11:30 a.m. For more information contact Lauren DeWitt at (904) 277-2700.

December 20 & 21
Crescendo Amelia Christmas Show
Join Crescendo Amelia for some great holiday music in their annual Christmas show, “How the Big Band Stole Christmas.” Last year’s shows sold out, so RSVP early! This year, the shows will be at Fernandina Beach Theatre at Fernandina Beach Middle School, 315 Citrona Drive.  Tickets are $30. For more info, visit www.CrescendoAmelia.com. Groups of 12 or more, contact info@CrescendoAmelia.com.

DECEMBER 21
Writers By The Sea
Writers and friends meet the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. upstairs at the Amelia Island Museum of History for program and discussion. For more information, contact Nadine Vaughan D’Ardenne at nvaughanwilliams@gmail.com, or Nancy Blanton at blantonn@msn.com.

DECEMBER 31
New Year’s Eve Black and White Gala
Held at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, featuring luxurious food buffets, live music, dancing, open bar, fireworks, and champagne toast. $250 per person. For more information or to make reservations call (904) 277-1100.