Local Events

FEBRUARY 28, 29
Workshop
William McCarthy will conduct a workshop on Atmospheric Landscape Painting. Cost: $325 Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Island Art Association, (904) 261-7020. 18 North 2nd Street. www.islandart.org

MARCH 1
Tea and Tales
While you’re enjoying sweet and savory treats with your tea, Ron Kurtz will regale you with passages from a popular book. Cost: $25 tickets available at StoryandSongArts.org. 3:00 p.m. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

MARCH 1
2024 Classic Motorsports Amelia Island Kickoff
We’re kicking off the Amelia weekend in style with the Classic Motorsports Amelia Island Kickoff presented by Sunoco! Our plan is to fill the green space of Main Beach Park, just a few miles north of the Ritz-Carlton, with awesome cars and great people. Along the way, we’ll send some of the classic car world’s biggest celebrities through the field awarding prizes to their favorite cars. Cost: Spectator entry is free. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Vehicle entry price is $45, and all cars must pre-register online. Main Beach Park, 32 N Fletcher Ave. View full event details, schedule, map and more at AmeliaKickoff.com

MARCH 1
Sing Along Storytimes
Inviting all little ones Birth – 4 years of age and their caregivers for a fun, interactive sing alongs. Free and open to all. 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Fernandina Beach Branch Library, 25 N. 4th Street. (904) 530-6500, Opt. 1. nassaureads.com

March 1-2
Cresta Bledsoe Trunk Show
Come join us at Lindy’s Jewelry to shop one-of-a-kind sculptural Cresta Bledsoe Fine Jewelry, that playfully pairs the precious and the vibrantly unique. Meet the designer from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 110 Centre St. (904) 277-4880. lindysjewelry.com

MARCH 2
The Adventures of Rose Bud Book Signing
Come to The Adventures of Rose Bud book signing for an opportunity to meet the authors as well as purchase the books and/or the plush toys that go with the books. Families, especially children, will enjoy seeing the live characters from the books for photo ops! Cost: Free. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Peck Center Auditorium, 510 S 10th Street. (904) 277-7300. www.fbfl.us/1098/Facilities

MARCH 2, 3
Amelia Island Opera: Voices & Strings
Amelia Island Opera (AIO) and Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture are proud to present soprano Robyn Marie Lamp, violist Dr. Nina Knight, Executive Director of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, and others in a program centered around Brahms’ Two Songs for Voice, Piano, and Viola. Exploring the age-old fascination with comparing the human voice to musical instruments. Cost: $35 tickets available at StoryandSongArts.org. Saturday 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 p.m. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

MARCH 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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 and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

MARCH 3
The 29th Annual Amelia Concours d’Elegance
The Concours d’Elegance features: 275 historically significant vehicles vying for various awards and accolades, 35 Car Classes, Awards Ceremony, Future Drivers Club, with free automotive activities designed just for kids,Live entertainment on jumbotron screens, Bavarian beer garden and food under covered seating, Various cuisines and concessions available for purchase. Cost: $150. Adults (ages 23+) 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is held at the Golf Club of Amelia Island, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway. Email: InfoAmeliaConcours@hagerty.com. Amelia Concours d’Elegance. ameliaconcours.com

MARCH 4
Nighthawks
Established in 1972, The Nighthawks celebrate over 50 years in rock and roll. Decades of gigs and countless rabid fans have earned them the name “The Best Bar Band In The World.” Cost: $35. 7:00 p.m. Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar Street. (904) 261-6749. ameliacommunitytheatre.org

MARCH 5, 12, 19, 26
Dance Classes
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. www.ballroomonamelia.com or www.facebook.com/BallroomonAmelia

MARCH 6
Brown Bag Lunch (TBD)
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. ameliamuseum.org

MARCH 9
Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival – Sibling Rivalry: Díaz, Kim & Ransom
Three pairs of extraordinary musical siblings- Andres and Roberto Diaz; Helen and Michael Kim; and Kate and William Ransom showcase the special musical bond that siblings experience both on and off stage. Dvorak’s sparkling Piano Quintet is featured.Time: Cost: $50. 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 2600 Atlantic Ave Purchase tickets at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=aicmf. Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, (904) 261-1779. email: office@aicmf.org.
ameliachambermusic.org

MARCH 10
Caro’s Comet: The Celestial Cinderella
Story & Song is pleased to host the premiere performance of local playwright Robin Pullen’s latest about a girl who was destined for housework drudgery until her magic telescope spotted a comet. This family-friendly show is a semifinalist in the 2024 National Musical Theatre Competition. Cost: $25 for adults and $10 for kids. 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tickets available at StoryandSongArts.org. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

MARCH 12
Tuesdays with TED
Enjoy great community conversation. Facilitated by a local personality, over a topic of interest following a brief TED talk. Cost: Free and open to all. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

MARCH 14
Florida Women’s Fight for Suffrage
Join us at the Women’s Club for a reception and a presentation by Dr. Peggy MacDonald as she examines a selection of Florida’s most prominent suffragists along with their strategies to secure Women’s right to vote. Cost: Free Refreshments start at 5:00 p.m. and the program begins at 6:00 p.m. GFWC Woman’s Club of Fernandina Beach, 201 Jean LaFitte Blvd. (904) 261-6088. www.fernandinabeachwomansclub.com

MARCH 14
Book Loft’s 35th anniversary
Help us celebrate The Book Loft’s 35th anniversary! Beverages, sweet treats, giveaways and more. Enjoy wine and Irish music from Amy Basse and the Aisling Grove Band. Cost: Free 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Book Loft, 214 Centre Street. (904) 261-8991. thebookloftamelia.com

MARCH 15
3rd on 3rd (TBD)
Every third Friday on 3rd Street, the Amelia Island Museum of History 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. 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This event will also be streamed online. Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 South 3rd Street. (904) 261-7378. www.ameliamuseum.org

March 18
Hot Reads Book Club
Tom Lake by Ann Patchett Cost: Free 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Fernandina Beach Branch Library, 25 N. 4th Street. (904) 530-6500, Opt. 1. nassaureads.com

MARCH 19
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 and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

MARCH 20
Front Porch Beads
Join Front Porch Beads volunteers and make jewelry to sell for charity. Open to all ages and skill levels. Cost: Free 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information and to register, go to www.frontporchbeads.com/events. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

March 22
Drag Songo
Hosted by Fernandina Beach Pride. We are so excited to welcome back Hecate and Pecan Sandy, along with regional drag icons Karrissa Wade and Jordyn Sinclair for a night full of music, laughs, singing, dancing, prizes and unforgettable fun. Cost: $30 Table of 8 $250 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. To purchase tickets or contact the host, go to www.events.humanitix.com/drag-songo. Courtyard by Marriott Amelia Island, 2700-1 Atlantic Avenue. (904) 261-1919

MARCH 24
Nassau County High Schools’ Student Art Show
Please join us! Cost: Free. 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The reception starts at 1:00 p.m., and the awards will be presented at 2:00 p.m. Island Art Association, (904) 261-7020. 18 North 2nd Street. www.islandart.org

MARCH 28
“Wines & Wanderlust” Destination: Argentina
Join us for a cultural food and wine series at Story & Song with Wallace Pierson Travel, Charlie Preus from the Fernandina Beach Wine Tasting Company and Story & Song’s Bistro. Explore the world with four wine tastings and four hors d’oeuvres plus travel photos and stories. Cost: $55. 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Tickets available at StoryandSongArts.org. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

MARCH 31
Easter Garden Brunch
Enjoy cuisine from chef action stations and magnificent displays of decadent culinary presentations. Elaborate offerings include a seafood display, Prime Rib, lamb, smoked chicken, local fish and traditional brunch favorites like Eggs Benedict. The afternoon is brought to life with music and a visit from the Easter Bunny and Springtime Fairy. Cost: $155. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Purchase tickets here: ritzcarltonameliaisland.ipoolside.com/?servicename=Book_Easter%20Garden%20Brunch The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway. (904) 277-1100. ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/jaxam-the-ritz-carlton-amelia-island

APRIL 4, 6
The Jewel of Centre Street
Are you interested in Fernandina’s history and historic buildings? Join a 45 minute tour to learn about the Church’s historic architecture, stained glass windows that tell stories of early town founders and events, unique carved pieces made from wood that are no longer available, and you will conclude the presentation listening to the historic organ. Cost: Free and open to all. Thursday 5:30 p.m. or Saturday 11:00 a.m. Meet in the courtyard to the north side of the Church, at 8th St. & Centre. Please RSVP to Patty Lanier (904) 261-4293 or planier@stpetersparish.org and let her know your preferred date. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Avenue