Local Events

JANUARY
Plantation Gallery Guild & Gallery
PAGG is temporarily closed due to planned construction by the OMNI. Please check our website or Facebook page for the January date of our Grand Re-opening event “Celebrate Amelia.” During the closing art is for sale through our website. PAGG is a not-for-profit artist cooperative located at 94 Amelia Village Circle in the Omni Amelia Island Plantation shops. Visit paggart.com, or Facebook at Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery.

JANUARY 2
Moving Meditation Class
Movement, music and guided imagery. Great for those who have problems sitting for meditation 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m. Must pre-register class is Free. Book your class at www.cyoga-amelia.com or call/visit (904)-613-6345. 210 Beech Street.

JANUARY 4, 6, 11,13, 18, 20, 25, 27
East Coast Swing and 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. Two for Tuesday classes are $15 for one class or $20 for both classes per person. A dance workshop is offered on Thursdays on Amelia Island from 7:00 – 8:30 p.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. For more information, contact us at 904-624-0886, visit our website at www.ballroomonmelia.com or our Facebook page.

JANUARY 6, 7, 8, 9, 20, 21, 22, 23
Disney’s Descendants
At its core, Descendants is a musical about empathy, tolerance and acceptance. No matter where we come from, we are better together. Amelia Musical Playhouse is excited to bring this show to our stage. Tickets $25 general $15 students. 7:30p.m.Sundays 5:00p.m. Call the box office at (904) 277-3455. For more information, email [email protected]. Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Walkway.

JANUARY 8
Luncheon Workshop
Discover gold, achieve happiness. Reach for dreams in your life’s next chapter. Luncheon workshop with Donna Lee Overly. $35 registration includes lunch and a copy of the book.11:30 a.mm – 2:30p.m. [email protected]. Story & Song Bookstore Bistro 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118

JANUARY 8
Artrageous Art Walk
On the second Saturday of each month, participating galleries on the island and most in the downtown area host 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. 4 – 7p.m. Free

JANUARY 11, 18, 25
FEBRUARY 1, 8, 15
Healing Yoga Course
For those with pain, mobility issues, Parkinson’s, MS, Surgery recovery or specific needs. Back, knee, neck and shoulder help. Cost is $89, 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. A six class session with homework to do during the week. No yoga experience necessary. Available at Community Yoga andWellness located at 210 Beech Street. For more information, please visit us online at www.cyoga-amelia.com/workshops. (904) 613-6345

JANUARY 13
Music and the Mind
Lecture and discussion hosted by four-time Grammy winner Renée Fleming. Ms. Fleming, who is also the Artistic Advisor for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, is seeking to champion the work being done at the intersection of health and the arts. Ms. Fleming will be joined by Dr. Regis Haid, President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, former Emory School of Medicine Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Nicolas Krawiecki, renowned interventional neuroradiologist, Dr. Ajay Wakhloo, and Olivia Hoblit, founder of
the Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation. The event is free but does require a reservation. 5 p.m. at the Courtyard/Springhill Suites by Marriott. For more infomation, visit aicmf.org or call (904) 261-1779.

JANUARY 14
Renée Fleming
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival presents Renée Fleming in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. One of the most highly acclaimed singers of our time, Ms. Fleming has performed on the stages of the world’s great opera houses and concert halls. She brought her voice to a vast new audience as the first classical artist ever to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl. For tickets and info, visit aicmf.org or (904) 261-1779.

JANUARY 13
The Bartram Garden Club, Inc.
The featured topic will be The Dirt on Dirt, an instructive discussion of soils, mulches, and composts presented by guest speaker Keith Fuller. Keith is a former St. Johns County Extension Agent, Gardening Consultant, and FFGC Horticulture Instructor. The Bartram Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. GFWC Woman’s Club of Fernandina Beach, 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd. The Bartram Garden Club meets September through May on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Please visit www.bartramgardenclub.org for additional information.

JANUARY 15
Oh, Florida, What a State We’re In!
Special luncheon event with author Craig Pittman and musical group Friction Farm. No one captures the eccentricities of Florida and its residents quite like Tampa Bay Times columnist Craig Pittman, whose stories will have you laughing out loud. Joining the luncheon is the musical group Friction Farm, who write original songs based on books they’ve read. 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, price includes lunch and beverage of choice. Presented in conjunction with Amelia Island Writers and the Florida Humanities Council. Call (904) 601-2118 for reservations or more information Story & Song Bookstore Bistro 1430 Park Avenue. [email protected]

JANUARY 15
Friction Farm
An Evening of Story & Song featuring Friction Farm, the musical duo of Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay who write original songs based on books they’ve read. 5:00p.m. Tickets $25. [email protected]. Story & Song Bookstore Bistro 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118

JANUARY 15, 22, 29, 02/05
Neck and Shoulder Healing Course
Four-week course, transformative for neck and shoulder conditions. Stiff, painful or damaged necks and shoulders are all encouraged and welcome. $75 Available online or in-studio. 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m. Sign up now! www.cyoga-amelia.com/workshops. Community Yoga and Wellness Healing, 210 Beech Street. For more info, call (904) 613-6345.

JANUARY 17
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade
This annual parade commemorates the birth of a truly great American. The parade will begin at Peck High School. Come out and honor the life of the civil rights leader who led the nonviolent movement of equality for all. Participation by all businesses, churches, community and civic groups, local government officials are welcome and encouraged to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For more information, please contact Tiffany Harris at [email protected] or [email protected].

JANUARY 22
Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic
Founded in 1942 in the throes of WWII, The Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic gave the first symphony concert in postwar Poland and has since become the largest music institution in eastern Poland. The orchestra is joined by violinist Sara Dragan, the first prize winner of the Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition and Tomasz Ritter, piano soloist, who in 2018 became the first prize winner of the First International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments in Warsaw. Members of the Philharmonic will perform under the baton of principal conductor Wojciech Rodek. 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. For tickets and more info, visit aicmf.org or (904) 261-1779.

JANUARY 23
Island Fever
Set on Amelia Island, the last Bachelor on the Island meets a born again virgin when unwitting neighbors embark on non-date dates to appease their well-intentioned daughters in this new romantic comedy by local playwright Robin Pullen. 2:00p.m. Purchase $25 tickets by calling (904) 601-2118. Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Avenue.

JANUARY 30
Beer & G Strings – Musical Fireworks
A dazzling celebration of exciting, virtuosic, and inspiring chamber music featuring members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Georgian Chamber Players, Atlanta Chamber Players, Emory School of Music, Vega String Quartet, and Christiania Trio. Enjoy works by a wide variety of popular composers including Dvorak, Mozart, Vivaldi, Smetana, Piazzolla, and Manuel de Falla. 5 p.m. at Sadler Ranch. For tickets and more info, visit aicmf.org or (904) 261.1779.

JANUARY 31 & February 17
Beginner Yoga
Learn the practice of yoga with other beginners. Safe, systematic and fun. You even get homework each week. Common back, knee, shoulder and neck conditions are fine. This is not an easy pace class, students must be able to get up and down off the floor. Make up classes available. $89 January 31 at 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.and February 17 at 10:15-11:30 a.m. Sign up now! www.cyoga-amelia.com/workshops (904) 613-6345. 210 Beech Street.