Local Events

MAY
Historic Downtown Fernandina Historic Tours
Pick up at 170 Ash St, 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 Timucua Indians into the modern day shrimping industry. All Ages. $29 per adult. Discounts for Seniors, Military and Children under 15. Tours run everyday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday 3 p.m. only. Advance booking only. For info, contact Daniel Daly at [email protected] or call (904) 899-2429.

MAY 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Nightclub 2 Step & ChaCha
Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes on Amelia Island with NightClub 2 Step at 7 p.m. followed by the Cha Cha at 8 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 7-8:30 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, call (904) 624-0886, or visit
www.ballroomonmelia.com or Facebook.

MAY 4, 7
Amelia Island Opera
Join Amelia Island Opera for an evening featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein. The performance will feature highlights from popular Bernstein works, including “Maria,” “Tonight,” and “Make Our Garden Grow,” sung by soprano Robyn Marie Lamp and tenor Derrek Stark, and accompanied by Juilliard-trained pianist Gordon Roberts. 7:00pm – 8:30p.m. $25 May 4 at Story & Song Bookstore Bistro,1430 Park Avenue (904) 601-2118. May 7 at Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road. [email protected]

MAY 7
An Evening of Story & Song
Jeff Black is an American singer-songwriter originally from Kansas City, Missouri and now based in Nashville, Tennessee. His writings have been described in the Allmusic as impressionistic songs that are smart without forgetting the emotional undercurrent. 5 p.m. $25. Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118

MAY 7
Fernandina Beach Main Street 2022 Preservation Tour
May is National Historic Preservation Month, Main Street is offering guided tours of local preserved historic buildings to include, two historic homes, a historic church and cemetery, a decommissioned church adapted to a residence, and an urban flower farm You’ll also get to walk through an active job-site nearing completion of a multi-year rehabilitation, where you will learn about sensitively incorporating historic and new construction into rehabilitation projects. Tickets $25. 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Fernandina Beach City Hall, 204 Ash Street.

MAY 7
Plant Sale UF/IFAS Extension Nassau County
Master Gardener Volunteer plant sale. We’ll have hundreds of plants available that were masterfully prepared and tended to by Nassau County’s Master Gardener Volunteers. This is the MGV’s primary fundraising program to help support our county’s horticulture extension programs. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hosted at the county extension office at 85831 Miner Road, Yulee.

MAY 7
Inaugural Spring Sip & Shop
Sara Elene Photography, Eleve Events, Totally Baked, and Mocama Brewery have partnered to host the inaugural Spring Market from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. An indoor/outdoor family event with food trucks, local businesses, photo booth, treats, coffees, and more! Located at 629 South 8th Street.

MAY 11
Everybody Has a Story…What’s Yours?
Join Sinda Nichols, founder of Live Ink Theatre, for a Storytelling Workshop where you will explore the meaningful moments of your life, craft your story into words, and use your voice and bring your unique experience to life. 3:30p.m. – 5:00p.m. Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118

MAY 12
Spice of Life Luncheon with Matthew Raiford
Gullah-Geechee food is an essential cuisine of American history. It is the culinary representation of the ocean, rivers, and rich fertile loam in and around the coastal South. From the Carolinas to Georgia and Florida, this is where descendants of enslaved Africans came together to make extraordinary food, speaking the African Creole language called Gullah-Geechee. In Bress ‘n’ Nyam (Bless & Eat), Matthew Raiford pays homage to this cuisine that nurtured his family for seven generations. 12:30 – 2 p.m. $45 includes lunch, author talk, and one autographed copy, $25 lunch and talk. Book signing is open to the public. Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118

May 14
Yoga for Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
Find out how Iyengar Yoga is the best activity for the health and strength of your bones. $49 In studio and online.. All levels, space limited, sign up now. 210 Beech Street. For more info, visit www.cyoga-amelia.com/workshops or call (904) 613-6345.

MAY 14
Veterans 4 Veterans
All Veterans are cordially invited to attend this free event, hosted by the Veterans Council of Nassau County. Information booths staffed by veterans’ organizations and support personnel within the county will provide information and guidance. Lunch will be at no cost and will be catered by Callahan Barbeque. The keynote speaker will be the FOAR from Home rowing team, recently returned from rowing across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness of and resources for combating veteran suicide. Event is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Nassau High School, 1 Warrior Drive, Callahan. Contact Mike Doran at [email protected] or call (202) 390-7877.

MAY 18
Meet Your Neighbor Social Hour
Story and Song Bookstore Bistro invites you to the Meet Your Neighbor Social Hour. Once each month on the third Wednesday in the evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Coffee and dessert or beer and wine at happy hour prices. Browse books, look at art, buy those cards you keep forgetting or relax on the covered outdoor patio with acoustic musicians Kristin and Ed. Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118

May 26
Yoga for Stiff Hips
Come join us to oil your stiff joints, find mobility and ability even though the joint may not be as flexible as it used to be. Best for beginners, $22 drop in studio. 210 Beech Street www.cyoga-amelia.com (904) 613-6345