August 1 Story & Song Book Groups Us and Them by Bhiyyih Nakhjavani In 1961 Charlotte, North Carolina, the predominantly black neighborhood of Brooklyn is a bustling city within a city. Loraylee has heard rumors that the city plans to bulldoze her neighborhood, claiming it’s dilapidated and dangerous. And Loraylee, searching for a way to keep her family together, will form new alliances—and find an unexpected path that may yet lead her home. 4-5:15 and 5:30-6:15 Story & Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Ave. 7:30pm. (904)-601-2118

August 1 Community Yoga Healing Neck and shoulders Yoga Series. Course is 4 weeks, Thursdays 5:15-6:15pm. No Yoga experience necessary. Instructional, healing and therapeutic. $60 Iyengar Yoga North Florida LLC. 210 Beech Street. For more info, call (904)-613-6345 or visit

August 1, 3 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 Weekly Pop-in Art Workshops Choose from these 5 projects which are perfect for any age range: Hanging Jellyfish–$15 pp or Kiragami Fish–$10 pp. Paint a mini-canvas–$20 pp. or sculpture–$25pp. Thursdays 3-5 pm and Saturdays 1-3 pm. 2188 Sadler Road. For more info, call (904)-491-2180 or

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nassau Community Band Rehearsals Play an instrument? Rehearsals held Thursdays, 6 p.m. in Yulee Middle School band room. For more information contact

August 2 Sounds on Centre First Friday of every month Centre Street Downtown. Free, Family-friendly community concerts organized by the Historic Fernandina Beach Business Association. Featuring in June, ‘Honey Badgers’ starts 5:30pm Bring your own chair. Further information (904) 310-3102 or visit

August 2, 3, 4 37th Annual Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo Nassau Sport Fishing Association sanctioned King fish Tournament and in/off-shore rodeo. Silent auction, raffle, barbeque, ice cream and beer wagon with live entertainment Friday and Saturday evening. 1 South Front Street North Parking Lot. Event begins 5pm Friday 2nd through Sunday 4th 9pm for more information S. Front St., N. Parking Lot, Fernandina Beach.

August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16,17, 23, 24, 30, 31 Candlelight Tour Fort Clinch State Park Fort Clinch takes on a whole new appearance at night, lit only by candles and lanterns. Your tour guide will walk you around the fort without electric lights of any kind as it was in 1864.
Fees include $6 per vehicle park entrance fee plus $3.00 for the tour. Tours begin 30 minutes after sunset 8:30pm-10pm. Call the Ranger Station at (904)-277-7274 to sign up.

August 3 First Weekend Union Garrison Fort Clinch State Park travels back in time to 1864 when the Union Army’s New York Engineers were building a fort for the federal fort system. Reenactors and first-person interpreters bring history alive in 1860s America starts 9:00am-12:00pm. For more information, call the Ranger Station at (904)-277-7274 or visit

August 6 Cruise Night with Wallace Pierson Travel Plan your next cruise when Wallace Pierson Travel hosts Oceania Cruises. Held at 5:30pm Story & Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Ave. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are necessary. RSVP Call (904)-261-5914.

August 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 Ballroom on Amelia Two for Tuesday Group Class West Coast Swing 7 pm and Foxtrot 8 pm. $10 one class and $15 both classes. Thursdays join our dance workshop, 7-8:30 pm $10. No partner or reservation required. Ballroom on Amelia located at RAD Studios 1897 Island Walkway. Contact (904)-624-0886 or visit

August 7,14, 21, 28 Ballroom on Amelia- WILDLIGHT New! Wildlight Wednesdays beginner level West Coast Swing at 7 pm followed by Foxtrot at 8 pm. One class is $10 both classes $15. No partner or reservation required. Ballroom Amelia located at RAD Studios 20 Homegrown Way, Wildlight. Contact (904)-624-0886 or visit

August 7 Brown Bag Lunch New Guinea Highland “Singing” Dogs Dr. James K.McIntyre, 12:00pm. 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. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (904) 261-7378 or email

August 7, 21 Amelia Island Lighthouse Tours Guided tours of the lighthouse are held the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 10 a.m. Cost is $5 for adults; $3 for children 12 and under. Limited to 25 participants. Meet at Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave. Pre-registration is required 24 hours in advance. For more information, call the Fernandina Beach Recreation Department at (904) 310-3358.

August 8 Men Helping Men – Prostate Cancer Support Group Men Helping Men is an educational program developed to help men make informed decisions throughout their prostate cancer journey. 11:30am Baptist Medical Center Nassau – Board Room Hosted by Ackerman Cancer Center. Contact Lauren DeWitt at (904)-277-2700

August 8 The Literary Book Club Literary professors Norman and Marilyn Wesley facilitate the group to revisit significant books of the past and discover noteworthy authors and works. Meet the second Thursday of every month 7pm in the Parlor Room at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Fernandina Beach.
For more information, call (904) 530-6500 or email

August 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24 The Savannah Sipping Society Four Southern women meet at a hot yoga class and hate it, quickly forming friendships. Through laughter, hilarious misadventures and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their lives. All performances are at 8 PM except August 18 at 2 PM at 209 Cedar Street. Adult tickets $22; student tickets $10. Call (904) 261-6749 or at 207 Cedar Street.

August 10 Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk A free event on the second Saturday each month in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach and participating island galleries offer a diverse selection of art. 5:30-8:30 pm. For information, call (800)-226-3542, or visit

August 13 Nola’s Poetry Canteen Poetry Canteen with Nola Perez and friends. Poetry comes in so many different forms and in one evening we can laugh, cry, and sigh. Bring a poem, one you like or maybe one you have written, to read out loud. Our Amelia Island poet and author Nola Perez will lead the group each second Tuesday of the month from 5 to 6 pm. Story & Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Ave. (904)-601-2118.

August 13 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 the club who reside in Nassau County are welcome to attend. For further information, contact

August 14 Survivor of Suicide Support Group Open support group meeting; intended for people who have lost a family member or close friend to suicide. Held 4:30 to 6pm at COA Life Center, 1901 Island Walkway. For more information, contact Bob Bolan at (904)-891-4302 or email

August 14 Women, Wealth & Wine An informal group of women who meet second Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm to discuss financial and related issues affecting us all. Join us at our next meeting. Please contact Nicola Nichol CFA, financial advisor. (904)-305-2608

August 15 L. Moore Aesthetics 2 Year Celebration It’s been two years and you are invited to celebrate with us complimentary beverages and Hors d’oeuvres at PoGo’s Kitchen 1408 Lewis Street. Prizes and giveaways on special treatments, products and the chance to engage with skincare experts from Environ, Skinned and AnteAGE. RSVP is required by August 7 to

August 17 The Obscure Brothers Based in St. Augustine, Bob Patterson and Charley Simmons have spent their lives entertaining folks with their music and stories. The Obscure Brothers are a unique collaboration showcasing their songwriting and performing abilities in the folk, blues, swing, bluegrass and jazz tradition to the delight of their audiences. Story & Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Ave. 7:30pm. (904)-601-2118

August 17 Inaugural U + I Infinity 5K Run and Fun Run Fundraiser for special education students’ classrooms to assist their learning and help then have a better transition into general education. 5K run with a mile fun-run for ages 10 and under. 8:00 am Main Beach. For more information contact Northeast Florida Advocates for Autism & Related Disabilities. For mroe information, call (904)-624-6148.

August 19 Acoustic Sessions ACT’s Studio 209 stage musical director Tom Leon brings local and regional musicians to 209 Cedar Street. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15. For more information, call (904) 261-6749 or visit

August 20 Beginner Yoga 12 weeks course, Tuesdays 10:15-11:30am $130 for 12 weeks. Iyengar Yoga North Florida LLC. 210 Beech Street. For more information, call (904)-613-6345 or visit

August 23, 24, 25 Iyengar Yoga Workshop Experimental Healing with Kelly Sobanski, Intermediate Junior 3 Iyengar Yoga teacher. Focus on low back, twists, neck and shoulders. Students must have six months Yoga experience. $130 for 4 sessions or $40 for single session. Friday 6-8 pm, Saturday 9-12 am & 2-5pm, Sunday 9-12 am. Iyengar Yoga North Florida LLC. 210 Beech Street. For more info, call (904)-613-6345 or visit

August 24 Terry Kelly Skate Jam Main Beach Skate Park 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Skateboarding competition with food, games, and prizes. Open to all ages, talents, and skill levels. For more information check facebook, Friends of Fernandina Skate Park.

August 29 Healing low back care Yoga Series 4 weeks, Thursdays 5:15-6:15 pm No Yoga experience necessary. Instructional, healing, therapeutic. $65 Iyengar Yoga North Florida LLC. 210 Beech Street. (904)-613-6345.