Pick up at 170 Ash Street Junction of Ash and 2nd streets. Ride into the past and learn the stories of Amelia Island and the eight flags that have flown over its historically rich land. We take you on a journey from the time the Timucua Indians inhabited this area into the modern day shrimping industry. All Ages $29 per adult Discounts for Seniors, Military and Children under 15. Tours run everyday at 10.00 a.m., 1.00p.m. and 3.00 p.m. Sunday 3.00 pm only. Advance booking only. Contact, Daniel Daly [email protected] (904) 899-2429
Places I Have Visited
During the month of September, The Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery Corner Show will feature artwork of exhibiting member’s travel adventures of places visited. Plantation Artists Guild & Gallery continues with caution and requires masks. 94 Amelia Village Circle in the Omni Amelia Island Resort shops. Please call (904) 432-1750 or visit paggart.com for more information and hours.
Intermediate Yoga classes
Expert instruction for progression. Every Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-10a.m. Level 2 and Level 2/3 Yoga. Community Yoga + Wellness 210 Beech Street. Call (904) 613-6345 or visit www.cyoga-amelia.com for more info.
SEPTEMBER 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
West Coast Swing and Waltz
Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes with Bachata at 7p.m. followed by Cha Cha at 8p.m. Two for Tuesday classes are $15 for one class or $20 for both classes per person. A dance workshop is offered on Thursdays from 7-8:30p.m. Thursday classes are $15 per person. Ballroom On Amelia is located at 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios. No partner or reservation is required. Call (904) 624-0886 or visit www.ballroomonmelia.com or our Facebook page.
SEPTEMBER 10, 11
Amelia Island Dance Festival
Enjoy live entertainment and extensive dance education workshops with top instructors. Performances are held at Amelia Community Theater Main Stage and start at 7:30p.m. Tickets $25. Live stream tickets are also available. To purchase tickets, visit The Amelia Community Theater at 207 Cedar Street, or their online box office at ameliacommunitytheater.org. Call the box office at (904) 261-6749 or visit www.ameliaislanddancefestival.org for more info.
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. RSVP to (904) 601-2118
Bluegrass, BBQ & Brews
Support local charitable needs by attending this fundraising event hosted by Exchange Club of Nassau County. ECNC is America’s oldest service organization now serving our community. Starts at 6p.m.at Fernandina Beach Golf Club, Bill Melton Rd. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by contacting Bruce Doueck at (904) 718- 1361 or email [email protected]. Connect with them on Facebook, Exchange Club of Nassau County.
The Fernandina Cuba Connection Art & Lecture
Amelia Island Museum presents The Fernandina Cuba Connection along with a lecture from Berta Isabel Arias, about the connection of Fernandina and Cuba. Enjoy a brilliant art exhibit featuring the artists of Baracoa, Cuba, the oldest city in Cuba connected to Fernandina’s history. Held at the Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 South Third Street. Lecture starts at 6p.m. Baracoa Art Exhibit Grand Opening at 7p.m. For more information, visit ameliamuseum.org or call (904) 261-7378.
Danika & The Jeb: Evening of Story & Song
Danika Holmes & Jeb Hart are a dynamic acoustic husband-wife duo, whose music is uplifting and fun. Between her vocals and his guitar prowess, you’re in for a real treat. Show starts at 3p.m. Tickets are $20. Call or stop by for reservations and tickets. Story & Song Bookstore & Bistro, 1430 Park Avenue.
Fiesta de Santa Maria
Fernandina celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with dancing, music, and living history. This celebration will kick off at 9a.m. and go until 12p.m. The event if free and will be held in the Pineland Bank parking lot corner of 8th Street and Centre streets. For more information, visit ameliamuseum.org or call (904) 261-7378.
The Island Hop Craft Beer Fest
On tap for the festival are brew houses from Fernandina, greater Jacksonville, and Georgia as well as a few surprises. Live music, food trucks and Main Street Marketplace. Proceeds benefit Fernandina Main Street programs that preserve the character of the historic district and lend support for businesses. VIP $59, General $39, Door $50. VIP Ticket Holders arrive at noon. General Admission at 1 – 5p.m. Central Park, 1200 Atlantic Ave. islandhopcraftbeerfestival.com.
Lauren Groff Literary Luncheon
Story & Song Bookstore Bistro hosts American writer, Lauren Groff. Celebrating the release of her new novel, Matrix. Set in the 1200’s in the court of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Matrix explores the power of female creativity in a corrupted world. $48 tickets include lunch, beverage of choice, and an autographed copy of the book at 12:30p.m. $35 tickets include reserved seating and an autographed copy of Matrix at 2p.m. Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Avenue. Call (904) 601-2118 for reservations or more information.
SEPTEMBER 24, 25
The Oldest Profession
Directed by Linda Janca and starring some fabulous local Fernandina actors. Five aging practitioners of the oldest profession are faced with a diminishing clientele, increased competition, and aching joints. With wit, compassion and humor, they struggle to find and learn new tricks. Set in New York City, the Upper West Side, in 1980. Tickets $25. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit ameliamusicalplayhouse.com, email [email protected] or call the theatre at (904) 277-3455.
Healing Back Care Class
For injured, cranky or stiff backs. Reduce pain, find space and circulation in your low back and learn ways to help your back at home and in everyday life. No yoga experience necessary. Saturdays 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Three more Saturday classes continue into October. $75 in the studio with a small class size. Community Yoga + Wellness 210 Beech Street. (904) 613-6345. www.cyoga-amelia.com.
Amelia Island Brewing Company invites you to enjoy beer, music and food to celebrate the harvest of grains. The Oktoberfest starts at 12p.m.-7p.m. The festival takes place in the lot on South Fourth Street behind AIBC 318 Centre Street in historic Fernandina. Free and all ages welcome. Live music and food specials. For more info, visit ameliaislandbrewing.com or call (904) 310-6088.
2nd Annual Talbot Tidewater Celebration
If you like Family Fundays with guided hikes, kayaking or canoeing, art & archaeology, nature talks and exhibits, and a Kids Fishing Clinic, then come to Talbot Island State Park. The first 75 kids registered for the clinic get a free rod and reel combo. Pre-registration is required at [email protected]. 10a.m.to 3p.m. Held at The Ribault Club, 11241 Fort George Road, Ft. George Island. For more information, visit talbotislands.com or call Sherri Hair at (904) 333-8539
Cars and Cannons
Friends of Fort Clinch invite you to stroll through over 50 vintage cars inside the fort walls with cars on the grass and mounted cannons overhead for a unique car show. For information on registering your vintage car, visit friendsoffortclinchinc.org or email [email protected] Entry fee to see the car show is $6 per vehicle plus $2.50 park admission. Open 10a.m. – 2p.m. Ft. Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave.
Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation 5th Annual Gala
Community organized to fund and support research for brain aneurysm and stroke. Cocktail reception, dinner and live auction. Live performances by Grammy winners Dave Yaden, Jacob Luttrell. Begins at 5:30p.m. Tickets $200 per person, $1,560 table. Purchase tickets trinityhoblit.org. Held at Courtyard Amelia Island, 2700 Atlantic Avenue. Contact [email protected] for more info.
Historic Haunts of the South
Through Historic Haunts Investigations, Pearce and her 20-person team have investigated ghostly activities in more than 25 states since 2004. Pearce is also the author of five books on the paranormal. She will share some insight gleaned from more than two decades of exploring the things that can’t always be seen. Free. 3p.m. Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Avenue. RSVP to (904) 601-2118.