MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
Yoga for Everybody
Active and supported yoga for every body. Cost: $36 for 3 classes in 3 weeks = new student starter pass 9:30 a.m to10:30 a.m. Community Yoga & Wellness, 210 Beech Street. (904) 613-6345. email [email protected]. cyoga-amelia.com
MAY 2, 9, 16, 23
Cha Cha and Waltz
Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes on Amelia Island with Cha Cha at 7.p.m. followed by Waltz at 8.p.m. Cost: $15 for one class or $20 for both classes per person. No partner or reservation is required. *No classes the 5th week of the month if applicable. 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 facebook.com/BallroomonAmelia
Brown Bag Lunch with Bill Tilson
“An Architectural Autopsy of the Oldest House in Old Town” The Amelia Island Museum of History’s Brown Bag Lunch lecture series presents lunchtime conversations with fascinating members of the Nassau County community. Audience members may bring lunch to eat during the lectures. Attendance is free and open to the public. 12 to 1 p.m. Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 South 3rd Street. (904) 261-7378. ameliamuseum.org
Pirates of the Florida Coast
Take a break from ShrimpFest to hear author, historian and pirate reenactor Robert Jacob talk about truths, legends, and myths. Cost: Free 4 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com
Makeovers for Micah’s
Willow Beauty is honored to partner with Micah’s Place for a free makeover with professional makeup artist Rebecca Major. All makeup is on sale and 10% of all makeup sales will be donated to Micah’s Place. 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Makeovers are free and by appointment only, call for appointment. Age range: Teens, Adults, Seniors .Willow Beauty, 1881 S 14th St. (904) 775-5794. willowbeautyamelia.com
A Night in Seville
Amelia Island Opera Company presents operas set in Seville, Spain, with co-founders Robyn Marie Lamp, Victoria Isernia and John Tibbetts, joined by tenor Isaac Hurtado and soprano Avery Boettcher. Cost: $35 2 p.m.Tickets available at StoryandSongArts.org. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118.
What’s Your Number?
What would you do if you won the mega-lottery? That’s the story behind local author Luis Diaz’s new thriller. You’ll hear all about it at this author talk. Free .3 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com
Creativity, driftwood, and succulents. Come learn how to make a one-of-a-kind and lasting succulent arrangement on a unique driftwood base. Cost: $100-$125 1 to 3 p.m. All ages welcome. The Heirloom Yard, 20 S 10th Street. (904) 844-2861. theheirloomyard.com
Classic Swing to New Orleans
Join AICMF at Fernandina Beach Airport for this community concert in conjunction with the city of Fernandina Beach. The performance features award-winning jazz artists Lisa Kelly and JB Scott for the Festival’s annual community concert. The Kelly/Scott Jazz Sextet includes six outstanding Florida-based musicians whose careers include jazz clubs to festival stages around the U.S. and internationally. For all ages. Cost: Free 1 p.m. Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, 700 Airport Rd. (904) 261-1779. ameliachambermusic.org
7th Annual Fish to Fork
Omni Amelia Island Resort is thrilled to host its 7th Annual Fish to Fork Main Event offering an unmatched “foodie” experience, including true dock-to-dish specialties in a fun, interactive atmosphere. Competing chefs focusing on sustainable and fresh ingredients will showcase their fishing and culinary skills, and ultimately be tested with a live vote from event guests. Age Range: Adults Cost: $199.00+ $10.74 fee 6 p.m to 9:30 p.m. Omni Amelia Island Resort, 39 Beach Lagoon Road. (904) 261-6161. facebook.com/events/608779027244941/
An Evening of Story & Song
Local favorite Sean McCarthy will swap songs and stories with talented singer/songwriters. Cost: $25 5 p.m Tickets available at StoryandSongArts.org. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118.
MAY 13, 14
Jacksonville Hot Air Balloon Festival
There will be a kids zone with games and rides, live music, arts & craft booths, and food vendors. For the Grand Finale at 9pm there will be a fantastic Hot Air Balloon Glow & Laser show. Bring your blankets, chairs and umbrellas. Cost: $20 adults, kids five and under are free. 5 p.m. Northeast Florida Fairgrounds, 543378 US Highway 1, Callahan Email: [email protected]. (678) 701-6114.
Annual Mothers Day Revue
Treat Mom and take her out for Mothers Day! The Senior Theatre Project, under the direction of Jeff Goldberg, will include dramatic readings, comedic skits, and musical performances with live accompaniment. Cost: $10 2:30 pm. Tickets are available by calling AMP at 904-277-3455. Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Walkway. (904) 277-3455. ameliamusicalplayhouse.com
Nassau Community Jazz Band
Celebrate Mother’s Day by listening to big-band classics at this free concert. 2 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com
Sip & Sign Book Launch
Amelia Island author Tom Hitchcock introduces his latest novel, BODY OF LIES, at this Sip & Sign event. BODY OF LIES is the sequel to one of his earlier novels, DROWNING. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Book Loft, 214 Centre Street. (904) 261-8991. thebookloftamelia.com
3rd on 3rd with Jose Miranda
“Schoolhouse Inn Restoration”. 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 p.m. 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
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. 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
Beethoven & Bluegrass Vega String Quartet with Mark & Maggie O’Connor
Join the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for this unique pairing of two exciting musical genres. Enjoy the legendary music of Grammy Award-winning Mark O’Connor with the innovative music of the Vega String Quartet. Cost: $55 7 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway. For tickets: aicmf.org.
MAY 25, 26, 27, 28
Misery follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan,” Annie Wilkes, and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads his latest book and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Cost: $10 for students, $20 for adults. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 5 p.m. Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Walkway. (904) 277-3455. ameliamusicalplayhouse.com
Ask an Advisor About Social Security and Medicare
Raymond James financial advisor Linda MacLeod, AAMS™ is a member of Raymond James’ Longevity Advisory Board and MIT AgeLab’s.Preparing for Longevity Advisory Network and she is happy to discuss any questions you have on Thursday May 25 between 10am and 4pm at the Raymond James offices at 1416 Park Avenue, Suite 202. At 4 pm, Linda will be joined by local Navy veteran and Medicare insurance specialist Marc Manor for an informational joint presentation on Social Security and Medicare claiming strategies..RSVP required for this presentation..Please email Claudia Castellano at [email protected] or call (904) 273-1811. *Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Raymond James is not affiliated with Marc Manor.
The London Séance Society
New York Times bestselling author Sarah Penner conjures the dead to solve a murder within an exclusive gentlemen’s society in Victorian England. Cost: $30 tickets include autographed book, available at StoryandSongArts.org. 4 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118.
The Story of Jazz
Part 1 of a four-part series featuring the dynamic Les DeMerle Band and vocalist Bonnie Eisele. Cost: $35 5 p.m. Tickets available at StoryandSongArts.org. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118.
Staged reading with Ron Kurtz told entirely in letters between two German friends from 1932 to 1934. Cost: $25.2 p.m.tickets available at StoryandSongArts.org. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118.