Calendar

May 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 29, 31 East Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Latin in Motion Fitness Class, and Dance Workshop Ballroom On Amelia offers Tuesday classes with East Coast Swing at 7 p.m. and Foxtrot at 8 p.m. $10 for one class or $15 for both. Latin in Motion fitness class Wednesdays, 7:45 p.m. Dance workshop Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; each class $10 per person. Ballroom On Amelia is located at 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios; no partner or reservation is required.  For more information, contact us at (904) 624.0886, visit our website at www.ballroomonamelia.com or our Facebook page.

MAY 2 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.

MAY 2, 16 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. Tours are limited to 25. Participants should meet at the 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.

MAY 3 Amelia Knitting Group Meets the first Thursday of every month from 3 to 5 p.m. at BuyGO. Knit with great company and grab a snack or drink. Created by Merle Sauer. No commitment, attend whenever you have time.

MAY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 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.

MAY 4, 5, 6 55th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Held in downtown Fernandina Beach featuring shrimp, music, fine arts, crafts, antiques, parade, fireworks, pirates, and family fun. For complete schedule of events, visit www.shrimpfestival.com.

MAY 4, 5, 25, 26 Swing Into Spring Weekends Featuring The Dynamic Les DeMerle Trio with Bonnie Eisele, held at Horizons Restaurant, 5472 First Coast Highway, from 6 to 9 p.m. $15 music charge. For information and reservations, please call (904) 321-2430 or visit www.horizonsameliaisland.com.

MAY 5, 6 Living History at Fort Clinch State Park Visit with volunteers in Civil War-era attire portraying daily life at the fort as it was in 1864. Fees include the $6 per vehicle park entrance fee, plus $2.50 per person Fort admission. For more information, call (904) 277-7274, or visit www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch.

MAY 5, 12, 19, 26 Free Yoga Class for Cancer Survivors Held every Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m. at Community Yoga + Wellness, 210 Beech Street. Register in advance at www.yoga-amelia.com.

MAY 7, 14 “What Now?” Lifestyle Beyond Cancer A practical understanding about building a healthy lifestyle to reduce risk of cancer recurrence. Held at 5:30 p.m. at Ackerman Cancer Center, 1340 South 18th Street. RSVP at (904) 277-2700.

MAY 8 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 (no matter how long they have lived there) are welcome to attend. For further information, contact coffees@newcomersamelia.org.

MAY 9 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.

MAY 11 Bullies: Monologues on Bullying for Teens and Adults Amelia Community Theatre’s Teen Troupe presents a staged reading at Studio 209 stage at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13; donations accepted at the door.  Located at 209 Cedar Street. For more information, call (904) 261-6749 or visit www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org.

MAY 12 African Arts & Culture Marketplace Held second Saturday at American Beach Community Center, 1600 Julia Street, from noon to 9 p.m. For more information, call (904) 510-7036 or email americanbeach4us@gmail.com.

MAY 12 Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk A free event on the second Saturday each month in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participating galleries offer a diverse selection of art. For information, call (800) 226-3542, or visit www.ameliaisland.com.

MAY 14 Pink Ribbon Ladies For survivors of breast cancer and other female cancers, Pink Ribbon Ladies meets at 6 p.m. at Ackerman Cancer Center, 1340 South 18th Street. For more information, contact Anne Showalter at (904)321-5465 or Isobel Lyle at (904) 321-2057.

MAY 17 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.

MAY 17, 18, 19, 20 5th Annual Fish-to-Fork Held at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, 39 Beach Lagoon Road, featuring six renowned chefs from around the country showcasing their fishing and culinary skills—an unmatched foodie experience. For more information visit www.omnihotels.com/hotels/amelia-island-plantation/things-to-do/fish-to-fork.

MAY 18 Third on 3rd The Amelia Island Museum of History offers a presentation on the third Friday of the month, at 6 p.m., based on a variety of different topics related to the history of the island. Cost is $5 per person (free for members). For more info, call (904) 261-7378, or visit ameliamuseum.org.

MAY 18, 19, 20 Wild Amelia Nature Festival Annual 3-day festival held at Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Avenue. Features include  an Eco Expo, Eco Tours, Sea Turtle Release, and more. For complete schedule of events, please visit www.wildamelia.org.

MAY 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 The Phantom Tollbooth Amelia Community Theatre presents classic story of Milo’s adventures in Dictionopolis and Digitopolis, suitable for children age 5 and up that adults will enjoy. Performances at 7 p.m. except for May 20, which is at 2 p.m. Tickets $15 adults; $8 students. Located at 209 Cedar Street. For more info, call (904) 261-6749 or visit www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org.

MAY 21 Acoustic Sessions An evening of unplugged entertainment led by musical director Tom Leon at Amelia Community Theatre. Held at Studio 209 stage, 209 Cedar Street at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15. For more information, call (904) 261-6749 or visit www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org.

MAY 28 Men Helping Men – Prostate Cancer Support Group Educational program for men meets at 6 p.m., Ackerman Cancer Center, 1340 S 18th Street. For more information, contact Lauren DeWitt at (904) 277-2700.