Local Events

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JUNE 1 
National (run) Trails Day!
Group Run Fort Clinch Trail – 10K. Bring: sunscreen, bug spray, water, a towel, flip flops. After a quick dip in the water to cool off and snacks to refuel and rehydrate, stop by the store. Cost: Free 7:00 a.m. Main Beach Park Atlantic at Fletcher. All in-stock trail shoes on sale 06/01/2024 only! Mythic Running Co., 815 S. 8th Street. (904) 432-8259. mythicrunning.com

JUNE 1
The Branches We Cherish
Please join us at The Fernandina Beach Library for an author presentation with local writer Linda Sexton. Linda will be speaking about her debut thought-prevoking memoir. Cost: Free 11:00 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Library 25 N 4th St. The Book Loft, 214 Centre Street. (904) 261-8991. thebookloftamelia.com

JUNE 1, 8, 15, 22
Story Time with Ms. Dearsha
Kids from 1 to 6 years of age will be entertained by Ms. Dearsha reading a story, followed by a craft activity. Free and open to all. 10:30 a.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

JUNE 2
Let’s Get Hashed!
Hash House Harriers – Gilliagn’s Island on Amelia Island. The Jax Beach H3 chapter be shipwrecking on island for an  afternoon of hare chasing, glass raising shenanigans. Yes, it’s walker friendly. Cost: $6 donation requested 11:30:00 a.m. Bring: ID, cash/card, an adventurous spirit, a water (ahem) bottle, bug spray, sunscreen. Encouraged: Gilligan’s Island character costumes. Oofos Recovery Sandals demo; provisions; in-store specials (after we hash), and drawings! RSVP: See our FB event to rsvp so we can be sure to have enough provisions for everyone. Mythic Running Co., 815 S 8th Street.
(904) 432-8259. mythicrunning.com

JUNE 2
Rebels Abroad
Book Signing with Author, Eddie Price. Cost: Free 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The
Book Loft  214 Centre St. (904) 261-8991. thebookloftamelia.com

JUNE 4, 11, 18, 25 
Bachata Workshop
Ballroom On Amelia offers group classes on Tuesday evenings on Amelia Island. The class is taught as a workshop with an hour lesson followed by 30 minutes of dance practice time. Cost: $20 per person. 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. No partner or reservation is required. *No classes the 5th week of the month if applicable unless otherwise noted. Ballroom On Amelia, 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios. (904) 624-0886. ballroomonamelia.com  or facebook.com/BallroomonAmelia

JUNE 5
Brown Bag Lunch with Chip Kirkpatrick
Audience members may bring lunch to eat during the lectures. Cost: Free and open to the public. 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Baker Hall and streamed online. Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 South 3rd Street. (904) 261-7378. www.ameliamuseum.org

JUNE 6
Tea and Tales
While you’re enjoying sweet and savory treats with your tea, Ron Kurtz will reads selections about Juneteenth. Cost: $25 tickets available at StoryandSongArts.org. 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

JUNE 6-9, 13-16
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Join Charlie Brown and all his friends for a fun family-friendly evening at AMP! Featuring the songs “My New Philosophy” and “My Blanket and Me” and of course “Moonlight Sonata,” this sweet show explores the very meaning of happiness. Cost:  $15 for students, $25 for adults. Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 2:30 p.m. Buy tickets online, by phone, or by email ameliamusicalplayhouse.tickets@gmail.com. Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Walkway. (904) 277-3455. ameliamusicalplayhouse.com

JUNE 7-9, 13-16, 20-22
First Date
Watch a first date turn into a high-stakes tale about the humiliations and happy surprises of blind dates in this hilarious musical comedy.  As the date unfolds in real time, the other restaurant patrons delightfully transform into friends, exes, and even protective parents. PG13 for adult themes and language. Cost: $15 Students, $30 Adults. 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances 2:00 p.m.  Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar Street. (904) 261-6749. ameliacommunitytheatre.org

JUNE 8
Two Decades of Amelia Island
Book Signing with Author, Alisha McKellar. This second edition of “Two Decades of Amelia Island” includes both black and white and color photographs, along with poems and passages inspired by Alisha’s time spent on the island. Cost: Free 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Book Loft  214 Centre Street. (904) 261-8991. thebookloftamelia.com  

JUNE 8
4th Annual Pride Parade & Festival
The Pride Parade and Festival is a celebration of love, acceptance, and equality throughout the Fernandina Beach and Nassau County communities. The parade begins at 10am and follows the traditional parade route, starting at Central Park. There will be over 100 vendor booths, delish food trucks, high-profile special guests, and live music performed by 7 Street Band. Finally, we’ll throw our first-ever afterparty outside at Florida’s oldest bar, The Palace Shipyard, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a daylong celebration unlike any other that you won’t want to miss! Cost: Free and open to all. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central Park, 1200 Atlantic Ave. www.fernandinabeachpride.com

JUNE 8
An Evening of Story & Song with Sofia Talvik
Swedish singer/songwriter Sofia Talvik is a North Sea siren whose spellbinding voice blends sparkle and melancholy, giving her original music a Nordic flavor with an Americana twist. Cost: $25 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets available at StoryandSongArts.org. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

JUNE 15
PRIDE “Open Dialogues” Short-Film Series
PRIDE presents three 20-minute documentary films featuring LGBTQ+ Floridians. Open discussion to follow. Guest speaker Dr. Theresa Sparks. Cash Bar. Cost: Free and open to all. RSVP Required! 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com  

JUNE 15
The Plot, Book Signing with Author, Tom Hitchcock
A tense Amelia Island drama, Tom Hitchcock’s latest novel, The Plot, tells the story of a bitter feud among three siblings over the sale of oceanfront property worth a fortune. Cost: Free 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Book Loft,  214 Centre Street. (904) 261-8991. thebookloftamelia.com  

JUNE 15
“California Dreaming,” wine tasting event. 
With Charlie Preus, of Fernandina Beach Wine Tasting Company. Cost: $25 per person by prior reservation only. RSVP to (904) 556-3645 or in person at the gallery. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Shady Art Gallery, 819 South 8th Street. (904) 556-3645. facebook.com/100063647346650

JUNE 18
Poetry Canteen with Nola Perez & friends
Amelia Island’s Poet Laureate Nola Perez and friends gather to share their love of poetry, reading their own works or favorites of others. There will be a five-minute open mic format to read your work. Cost: Free and open to all. 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com 

JUNE 21
3rd on 3rd “Voices of Amelia Island”
Exhibit opening with Gary McKechnie, Voices of Amelia Island. Cost: suggested donation of $5 for non-members, free for Museum Members. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Baker Hall and streamed online. Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 South 3rd Street. (904) 261-7378. ameliamuseum.org

JUNE 22
Juneteenth Jumpoff
Juneteenth Jumpoff is a commemoration of the ending of slavery and a celebration of African-American culture and achievements. This is a family friendly, community celebration committed to encourage improved community interactions, educate, and bring a sense of pride to the community as a whole. This event is hosted by 4 The Culture and will include activities for children, contests, family tents, food trucks, informational booths, and a vendor market. Cost: Free and open to all. 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Charles Eugene Richo Field, 516 S 10th Street. 4 The Culture. (904) 557-0170. facebook.com/4TheCultNassau

JUNE 22
The Story of Jazz – Part 2 with Les DeMerle
The Dynamic Les DeMerle, featuring vocalist Bonnie Eisele, takes us back to the big band era of swing, featuring stories and songs by greats like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and more. Cost: $35 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets available at StoryandSongArts.org. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

JUNE 25
Amelia Island Writers
Learn and practice how to pitch your book. Cost: Free and open to all. 3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com  

JUNE 27
Literary Luncheon with Sheila Athens
“Neena Lee is Seeing Things” Set on Cumberland Island with the ghost of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., this story by author Sheila Athens will be the highlight of our next Literary Luncheon. Cost: $25 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

JUNE 28, 29
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Historic Tour 
Interested in Fernandina’s history and historic buildings? Join us for a 50-minute tour sponsored by The Foundation of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church to learn about the “Jewel of Centre Street”. Hear about how the parish was formed in 1858, survived its great fire, unique facts about the cemetery, and more. Highlights include the Church’s historic architecture, stained glass windows, and unique carved pieces made from rare wood. The presentation concludes with music from the historic organ featuring 839 pipes, some as small as a drinking straw. Cost: Free Friday at 5:30 p.m. or Saturday 11:00 a.m. Meet in the courtyard on the north side of the church at 8th and Centre streets. Please RSVP by clicking on https://form.jotform.com/241354592894164 for your preferred date. 801 Atlantic Avenue. (904) 261-4293.
stpetersparish.org 

JUNE 29
An Evening of Story & Songs 
Local singer/songwriter and colorful personality Sean McCarthy invites friends to join him, swapping stories and original songs. Cost: $25 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets available at StoryandSongArts.org. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

JUNE 30
“Broadway Bootcamp” Finale
After four weeks of learning how to sing and perform with Amelia Island Opera’s co-founder Victoria Isernia, kids will be ready to show off their talent. Cost: Free and open to all. 2:00 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com