Calendar

June 1 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 onfo, call the Ranger Station at (904) 277-7274 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch.

June 3-7 Camp Napoyca Learn and walk like a Timucuan. Feel what it’s like to walk 1,000 years in the past. See how the Timucuans lived, what they are and how they survived on Amelia Island. Crafts, stories and adventure. Rising kindergarten through rising 2nd grade. 9am-12pm. For info, call (904) 261-7378 or visit ameliamuseum.org.

June 3-7, 10-14 Camp Walk and Talk Can you tie a knot? If so, join us on a walkabout over 550 years ago. Learn to navigate and communicate with people thousands of miles away. We will build a boat, look at stars, make whistles, barter and make a Inukshuk. Rising 3rd through rising 6th grades. 9am-12pm. For info, call (904) 261-7378 or visit ameliamuseum.org.

June 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 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-9:30pm. Call the Ranger Station at (904) 277-7274 to sign up. www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch.

June 4, 11, 18, 25 Tuesday Night Music Club Open Mic Night Artisan Village local musicians are invited to sign in and perform. There is no charge to perform or attend. We will have microphones set up for vocals and acoustic instruments. PA provided, BYO small amp if needed.The public is encouraged to attend this weekly event. 6pm – 9pm www.artisanvillage.com 2188 Sadler Road. (904) 491-2180.

June 5, 19 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.

June 5 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. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (904) 261-7378 or email joshua@ameliamuseum.org.

June 6, 13, 20, 27 Nassau Community Band Rehearsals Play an instrument? Rehearsals held Thursdays, 6 p.m. in Yulee Middle School band room. For more information contact info@nassaucommunityband.com.

June 6-8, 13-15, 16, 20-22 The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time Fifteen-year-old Christopher is exceptional in math, but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he finds himself under suspicion for the death of his neighbor’s dog, he is determined to solve the mystery. He begins a thrilling journey that upturns his world in this moving play. All performances are at 8 PM except June 16 at 2 PM at 209 Cedar Street. Adult tickets $22; student tickets $10. Call (904) 261-6749 or visit ACT at 207 Cedar Street. www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org.

June 7 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, ‘Mojo Roux’ starts 6pm Bring your own chair.

June 8 Pride Festival & Parade Parade begins at 10 am traveling west down Ash Street to 2nd Street, north on Centre Street ending back at Central Park. Festival begins at 11am – 6:30 pm. Festival includes speakers, music, informational booths, food trucks and childrens activities. Please email info@fernandinabeachpride.com for more details.

June 8 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 www.ameliaisland.com.

June 9 Mary Malas Aiello Come to Story & Song Bistro Bookstore at 1430 Park Ave. presents, Words & Music Music & Words. Operatic soloist, Mary Malas Aiello, accompanied by pianist Bonnie Ridley, performs a repertoire of popular songs from musical theatre of the ‘30s through the ‘60s. 4pm. For more information, call (904) 601-2118 or visit storyandsongbookstore.com.

June 11 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 SOSSGAmelia@aol.com.

June 11 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 coffees@newcomersamelia.org.

June 12 Mark Woods Story & Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Ave. presents, Lassoing the Sun Author and Florida Times-Union columnist Mark Woods talks about the year he spent exploring the wonders of America’s National Parks. 2pm. For more information, call (904) 601-2118 or visit storyandsongbookstore.com.

JUNE 13 Light Up Amelia Cruise Enjoy a 2-hour cruise to support the work of Light Up Amelia, a non-profit community organization founded to support the annual Hometown 4th of July Celebration culminating with red, white, and blue pyrotechnics lighting up the sky in the historic downtown and the family-friendly New Year’s Eve “Shrimp Drop” and firework display. Tickets $50. For more info, call (904) 261-9972.

June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 Two-Step and Merengue Two for Tuesday group classes with Two-Step at 7 pm followed by Merengue at 8 pm. Tuesday classes are $10 for one class or $15 for both classes per person. Dance workshop offered on Thursdays from 7-8:30 pm $10 per person. Ballroom On Amelia is located at 1897 Island Walkway no partner or reservation is required. Phone (904) 624-0886 visit www.ballroomonamelia.com or our Facebook page.

June 12 Women, Wealth & Wine An informal group of women who meet second Wednesday 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 at (904) 305-2608 or nicola@financialamelia.com for details.

June 13 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.

June 13 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 info, call (904) 530-6500 or email fernandinalibfriends@gmail.com.

June 14 Luau Party Amelia Island Dance Series with Crescendo Amelia Big Band Reed Meyer and Marah Lovequist with full horn section and classic big band sound to dance your night away. BYOB, light snacks and beverages available for purchase. Doors open 7:15pm. Admission $25 pp or $125 table of 6. Kraft Athletic Club, 961023 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach. www.crescendoamelia.com.

June 15 Cannons on the Plaza Volunteers and staff will interpreter the various periods of the Fernandina Plaza Historic State Park. Reinactors will be in costume from the barious periods as well, including a fife and drum and Cavalry detachment. CSO and Other displays to include archaeology information, Talbot, Anastasia/Fort Mose, NPS(Kingsley/Castillo), the Amelia Island Museum of History, The City of Fernandina Beach, and the Fernandina Genealogy Society. 10 am – 3 pm. For more information, call (904) 277-7274 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch.

June 17 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 www.AmeliaCommunityTheatre.org.

June 29 Linda Ronstadt Tribute Show SPresented by Story & Song Bistro Bookstore, 1430 Park Ave. Backed by a 7-piece band, Debbie Rider becomes Linda Ronstadt, covering her celebrated musical career, with genres including rock, country, light opera, and Latin. Call 904-601-2118 for $20 tickets 7:30pm. For more information, call (904) 601-2118 or visit storyandsongbookstore.com.