Calendar

JULY
PAGG Corner Show
Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery will feature the artwork of Jeanne Tennyson as the Corner Show artist in July. Jeanne uses acrylics and watercolors and prefers to interpret a subject matter in an abstract way. Plantation Artists Guild & Gallery Masks still required. Hours Mon 11a.m.-5p.m., Tues 9a.m.-1p.m., Wednesday -Saturday 11a.m.- 5p.m., Sunday 1p.m.-5p.m.. 94 Amelia Village Circle in the Omni Amelia Island Resort shops. For more information, call (904) 432-1750 or visit paggart.com.

JULY
Gentle Seated Yoga
Community Yoga + Wellness is now offering a Gentle Seated Yoga class. Great for those with mobility and balance issues, Parkinson’s, MS other neurological conditions. Must be able to come into the studio and sit on a yoga chair unassisted. Classes held and Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30-1:30 p.m.We are a handicap accessible studio. Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30-1:30p.m. Drop in $22, 5 class pass $70 Online or In-Studio options Community Yoga + Wellness. 210 Beech Street. (904) 613-6345. www.cyoga-amelia.com.

JULY
Downtown Fernandina Historic Tours
Pick up at 170 Ash Street. Ride into the past and learn the stories of Amelia Island and the eight flags that have flown over its historically rich land. All ages $29 per adult (Discounts for Seniors, Military and Children under 15). Tours run everyday at 10 am, 1 and 3 pm (Sunday 3 pm only). Advance booking only. Contact Daniel Daly at [email protected]. (904) 899 2429

JULY 2
Sounds on Centre
Free community concert. This is a family and visitor friendly event, children and pets are welcomed. Centre Street from Front Street to 2nd Street. 6p.m. – 8p.m.

JULY 4
Hometown Fourth of July Celebration
Food, Music & Fireworks. Join Fernandina Beach in celebrating our Nation’s Independence. Festivities begin at 6p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:15p.m. Downtown on the waterfront.

JULY 4
Red, White & Blues: A Jazz Tribute to Independence Day
Story & Song Bookstore Bistro Gallery features Dynamic Les DeMerle Quartet with Bonnie Eisele. Times are 2:00p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tickets are at storyandsongbookstore.com/specialevents. Story and Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Avenue. For more information and to RSVP, call (904) 601-2118.

JULY 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 22, 27, 29
East Coast Swing
Ballroom On Amelia offers group classes on Amelia Island featuring East Coast Swing from 7-8:30 p.m. Classes consisting of learning steps followed by dance time to practice. Classes are $15 per person. Ballroom On Amelia is located at 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios. No partner or reservation is required. For more information, call (904) 624-0886 or visit at www.ballroomonamelia.com or find them on Facebook.

JULY 8
The Sound of the Sea
Author Cynthia Barnett talks about seashells and the animals that make them, revealing what they have to tell us about nature, our changing oceans and ourselves. Free and open to all. 3:00 p.m. Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Avenue. For more information and to RSVP, call (904) 601-2118.

JULY 10
Artrageous Artwalk
On the second Saturday of each month, participating galleries on the island and mostly the downtown area host free art events and open houses during the second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk. Locals and tourists alike can enjoy the various types of local art that each gallery has to offer as well as meet the artists. Photography, pottery, copper, metal, fused, as well as stained glass, watercolors, acrylics, oils and batik are just a few of the varied media one can expect to see. 4 – 7 pm.

JULY 10
An Evening of Story & Song with Mary Gauthier
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier performs songs co-written with wounded veterans from her 10th album, Rifles and Rosary Beads. $25 tickets. 5 p.m. Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Avenue. For more information and to RSVP, call (904) 601-2118.

JULY 11
Literary Luncheon with Mary Gauthier
Author Mary Gauthier talks about overcoming hardship, recovery from addiction, and the ways in which food and music can change lives. Her new book, Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting, is included with the cost of lunch. 12:30 p.m. $48 tickets, seating is limited. Call (904) 601-2118 for reservations. Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Avenue. For more info and to RSVP, call (904) 601-2118.

JULY 16
Southern Skies
Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery invites the public to a reception July 16 from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Osprey Village sponsoring “A Walk to End Alzheimer’s” charity and catering the event. This show will be displayed through September. Hours Mon 11a.m.-5p.m., Tues 9a.m.-1p.m., Wednesday -Saturday 11a.m.- 5p.m., Sunday 1p.m.-5p.m.. 94 Amelia Village Circle in the Omni Amelia Island Resort shops. For more info, call (904) 432-1750 or visit paggart.com.

JULY 21
New Neighbor Night
All newcomers to Amelia Island are invited to meet, mingle, and make new friends. Live music, beverages at Happy Hour prices. 5p.m.-7p.m. Free and open to all. Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Avenue. For more information and to RSVP, call (904) 601-2118.

JULY 24
Battle for the Big Top
Author and Florida historian Les Standiford tells the story of the battles of the three circus kings, James Bailey, P.T. Barnum, and John Ringling. All three vying for control of the vastly profitable and widely influential American Circus. 4p.m. Free and open to all. Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Avenue. For more information and to RSVP, call (904) 601-2118.

July 30-31
Christmas in July Sale
Stop by Amelia’s Fine Jewelry for a spectacular Christmas in July sale. The entire store will be on sale! Also, enter a drawing to win a 14k Amelia Island pendant. 317 Centre Street in downtown Fernandina Beach.

JULY 31
Reverse Raffle and Auction
The Quarterback Club of Fernandina Beach will auction off items of leisure services along with a grand prize raffle on behalf of the middle school and high school football teams. Proceeds support new equipment, uniforms, helmets and field maintenance along with coaching and training opportunites. 6pm. until 10p.m. Atlantic Recreation Center located at 2500 Atlantic Blvd.