Local Events

MARCH 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Chair Yoga Class
For those who need more support but want to move and stretch. Build muscle mass, increase flexibility, help with stiff joints and reduce pain. No yoga experience necessary. Cost: New student pass $36 for 3 classes in 3 weeks. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Community Yoga & Wellness, 210 Beech Street. (904) 613-6345 or [email protected] cyoga-amelia.com

Nighthawks 50th Anniversary
Decades of gigs and countless rabid fans have earned them the name “The Best Bar Band In The World.” More than a bar band or blues band, as they’re frequently labeled, this is a band that played with Carl Perkins in addition to Muddy Waters. Cost is $30. 7 p.m. Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar Street. (904) 261-6749. ameliacommunitytheatre.org

Forces of Nature
Author Clay Henderson joins us to talk about the individuals and organizations who made Florida a leader in state-funded conservation and land preservation. Free and open to all. 3 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

MARCH 6, 13, 20, 27
Energy Flow Yoga
Gentle Flow, breath work and calming guidance to find an inner peace and inner balance. Cost: New student start pass $36 for 3 classes in 3 weeks. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Community Yoga & Wellness, 210 Beech Street. (904) 613-6345 or [email protected]. cyoga-amelia.com

MARCH 7, 14, 21, 28
East Coast Swing & Foxtrot
Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes on Amelia Island with East Coast Swing at 7:00 p.m. followed by Foxtrot at 8:00 p.m. Cost: $15 for one class or $20 for both classes per person. No partner or reservation is required. Private lessons and group events are also available. Ballroom On Amelia is located at 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios. (904) 624-0886. ballroomonamelia.com or www.facebook.com/BallroomonAmelia

MARCH 7, 9
Cezanne & Painting in Provence
Renowned artist Jill Steenhuis has been painting landscapes in Aix-en-Provence for over 40 years. Her art will be on display in Story & Song’s Art Gallery for three days only. Tuesday, March 7, 2 p.m. – Lecture, Thursday, March 9, 4 p.m. – Documentary film and artist reception. Free and open to all. Reservations for both events are required. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

Musical Adventures with Babar, Ferdinand & Skywalker
The Young Patrons of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival present a concert for all ages. “Babar the Elephant,” “Ferdinand the Bull,” and “Star Wars.” This delightful program includes piano performances by Julie Coucheron and the Festival’s Artistic Director, William Ransom, along with violinist Helen Hwaya Kim. It is narrated by Amelia Island’s own Dickie Anderson and the dancers are from the Amelia Island Dance Festival. Cost: $15 for adults, $5 children. 1 p.m. Maxwell Hall at the United Methodist Church, 601 Centre St. Tickets at aicmf.org or (904) 261-1779.

An Evening of Story & Song
Kyle Anne Carey’s original songs draw heavily from the American folk tradition, while her fluency in Scottish Gaelic makes for her own brand of ‘Gaelic-Americana’ music. Cost: $25 5:00 p.m. Tickets available at StoryandSongArts.org. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

MARCH 11, 18
Healing Back Care class
No Yoga experience necessary. Healing for stiff backs or intermittent or chronic back pain. Bring circulation, reduce inflammation, and increase mobility. Cost: $40. 4 to 5 p.m. Community Yoga & Wellness, 210 Beech Street. (904) 613-6345 or [email protected]. cyoga-amelia.com

Healthy Heart Seminar
Inaugural event, planning for it to be an annual event. Cost: $25 2:00 p.m. All welcome
American Beach Community Center 1600 Julia St. (904) 510-7036 or (904) 530-6120 www.allewismuseum.org

MARCH 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 31, April 1
Something Rotten
In the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self…and all that jazz! Cost: $15 for students, $25 for adults. Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m. Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Walkway. (904) 277-3455. ameliamusicalplayhouse.com

When the Moon Turns Blue
Author Pamela Terry (“The Sweet Taste of Muscadines”) tells the story of a woman fighting to hold on to her friends, her family, and all that she holds dear as a brewing conflict divides her small-town Georgia community. Free and open to all. 4:30 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

3rd on 3rd
Every third Friday on 3rd Street, the Amelia Island Museum of History presents 3rd on 3rd which hosts historians, authors, and other experts for a thought-provoking lecture on local or regional history. Snacks and beverages available. Cost: suggested donation of $5 for non-members, free for Museum Members. 6 to 7 p.m. This event will also be streamed online. Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 South 3rd Street, (904) 261-7378, ameliamuseum.org

Dover Quartet & Friends with Roberto Díaz & Elissa Lee Koljonen
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival presents the Dover Quartet with esteemed violist Roberto Díaz and violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen. Cost: $65. 7:30 p.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave. Tickets at aicmf.org or 904.261.1977

Tea & Strings
The Florida Chamber Music Project ensemble performs Mozart and more. Cost: $30 includes tea and concert. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

The Art of Living
An afternoon retreat for designing your next chapter. Discover your deepest intrinsic desires for life in 2023. Cost: $95. 1 to 4 p.m. Registration available at StoryandSongArts.org. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

Ask an Advisor
Financial problems can tear a marriage apart, and are often the primary factor that leads to divorce. Once a decision to separate or divorce has been reached, all sorts of questions come to the surface. A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst can help both the client and the lawyer more fully understand the future financial implications of decisions made today. If you think a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst might be able to add perspective to your situation, CDFA Carmen North with Edgewater Wealth Management of Raymond James will be in office and available for questions and conversation on Thursday, 3/30 from 10am – 4pm. Pop-ins are welcome. For a one-on-one consultation, please RSVP to [email protected]. Raymond James, 1416 Park Ave Suite 202, Fernandina Beach (next to Story and Song).

360 Club of Ferst Readers of Nassau County
Ferst Readers’ mission is to strengthen the Nassau community by providing quality books and literacy resources for children and their families to use at home during the earliest stages of development. Cost: $360 (which serves ten children per year). Cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. To be held at a private residence in Amelia Island Plantation. RSVP to [email protected] or call (904) 248-0165 for more information.

“Island Life” Unveiling at the Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery
Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery (PAGG) invites the public to this reception from 5:30 to 7:30p.m. The event will be catered by Osprey Village and all proceeds go to “Nassau County Council on Aging.” PAGG will feature artwork of exhibiting member’s that captures the essence of our Island home. A special raffle of artwork will also be held with proceeds going to the charity. Free and open to the public. 94 Amelia Village Circle in the Omni Amelia Island Plantation shops. (904) 432-1750. paggart.com or facebook.com/plantationartistsguildandgallery

Handel’s Messiah Concert Invitation
Plans are underway for a presentation of the Holy Week portion of Handel’s oratorio Messiah on Good Friday at 4 pm and 7 pm at Amelia Baptist Church. More than 60 local singers from many different local churches and choral organizations are currently in rehearsal to prepare for the concerts. The community chorus will be accompanied by a string quartet led by Carol Whitman, trumpet, and percussion, with Gail McCamy on piano. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the church at (904) 261-9527 or visit www.ameliabaptist.org.