Local Events

NOVEMBER 1, 8, 15, 17
Hustle & Merengue
Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes on Amelia Island with Hustle at 7:00 p.m. followed by Merengue at 8:00 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. A dance practice workshop is offered on the 4th Thursday of the month (third Thursday if the 4th falls on a holiday) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per person. No partner or reservation is required. Private lessons are also available. Ballroom On Amelia, 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios, (904) 624-0886, www.ballroomonmelia.com or www.facebook.com/BallroomonAmelia

NOVEMBER 2
“Plenty of Percussion”
Come enjoy the Jacksonville Symphony’s Percussion Ensemble for our ARIAS fundraiser event. Each ticket includes two Prosecco or Sparkling Cider drinks and specialty dessert. A sparkling reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the concert taking place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dessert will be served during intermission and a 50/50 raffle will also be held. Cost: $50 for ARIAS members, $60 for non-members, $20 for students. Tickets may be purchased through the ACT Box Office. Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar Street. (904) 261-6749. www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org

NOVEMBER 2
Yvonne Randolph, Amelia Island Nature Photography
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. 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Amelia Island Museum of History 233 South 3rd Street (904) 261-7378. www.ameliamuseum.org

NOVEMBER 2–30
The November Nouveau Art Show
Themed “Natural World”. The show includes sixty-five artworks, all for sale. Local artist, Kathy Maurer, is the judge. The Gallery 18 N. Second Street. (904) 261-7020. www.islandart.org

NOVEMBER 3
Story & Song Book Group
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Enjoy Happy Hour prices for wine and craft beer and come enjoy the conversation! Free and open to all. 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 pm. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

NOVEMBER 4
Tea & Tales hosted by Ron Kurtz
Join us for afternoon tea with readings by Ron Kurtz. Cost: $20 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. www.storyandsongbookstore.com

NOVEMBER 4
Trying Times and Tenacious Women
Explore the lives of nine of Fernandina’s historical women—each brought to life to share her experiences and resilience in the face of adversity. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Cost: $50 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Baker Hall. Tickets must be purchased at the Amelia Island Museum of History. Seating is limited. Amelia Island Museum of History 233 South 3rd Street (904) 261-7378. ameliamuseum.org

NOVEMBER 5
25 Years in America
A piano recital with Kamila Shahtakhtinski, a graduate of the Azerbaijan State Conservatory, concert pianist Kamila Shahtakhtinski will perform works by Chopin, Liszt, and some Azerbaijani composers. She dedicates this recital to her anniversary. Cost $25 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery 1430 Park Avenue (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

NOVEMBER 5, 6
2022 Right Whale Festival
The festival highlights local efforts to protect these whales from extinction, as well as ocean-themed activities and exhibits that emphasize education and environmentally responsible adventures and products. Educational exhibits, animal ambassadors, beach clean-up, kids activities, family fun, live music, food, and more. Free and open to all. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Movie in the park from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Main Beach 32 N. Fletcher Ave. Fernandina Beach. For more information, visit www.rightwhalefestival.com or www.facebook.com/RightWhaleFestival

NOVEMBER 8
Thanksgiving Traditions
The Chefs at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island are presenting a monthly cooking demonstration preparing and cooking a variety of cuisines. Small class sizes create an intimate environment in the gorgeous Salt dining room. After each demonstration, students dine with a matched wine and return to the set for the next dish. The final demonstration is by the pastry chefs. Cost: $200 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, 4750 Amelia Island. (904) 277-1100. www.ritzcarlton.com

NOVEMBER 10, 11, 12, 13
The Wizard of Oz: Young Actors’ Edition
Come see a talented cast of young actors ages 8-13 wow you with L. Frank Baum’s classic story! Cost: $10 for students, $20 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

NOVEMBER 11
Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery Reception
Featuring artwork of exhibiting member’s that celebrates the beauty of our area, and a special auction of artwork. The public is invited and the event will be catered by Osprey Village; all proceeds go to a “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” charity. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 94 Amelia Village Circle in the Omni Amelia Island Plantation shops. (904) 432-1750. www.paggart.com or Facebook at Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery.

NOVEMBER 15
Tuesdays with TED
Community conversation, facilitated by a local personality, over a topic of interest following a brief TED talk. Free and open to all. 3:30 p.m. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

NOVEMBER 16
Cinema, Conversation, & Chow
Join us to watch a film chosen for its meaningful theme and stay for a facilitated discussion after. Optional heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverage of choice available at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15. 6 to 8:00 p.m. Call for reservations. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

NOVEMBER 18
The Story of the Civilian Conservation Corps with Bill Marcum
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 to 7:00 p.m. Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 South 3rd Street. (904) 261-7378. ameliamuseum.org

NOVEMBER 18
Why We Quilt in Modern Times
Lauree Hemke, member of Amelia Island Quilt Guild, will lead a discussion about going beyond traditional bed quilts to modern interpretation of quilting, including inspirations, processes, fabrics and techniques. Art quilts created by the local Guild will be on display. Free and open to all. 3:00 p.m. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. www.storyandsongbookstore.com

NOVEMBER 19
Arias & After-words
Well-known Amelia Island Opera artists John Tibbetts and Victoria Isernia will be featured alongside some new, local talent. St. Augustine’s Curtis Powell will accompany these four talented singers on the piano. For more information, visit ameliaislandopera.org. Cost: $25. 5:00 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

NOVEMBER 19
Holiday Hooplah Art Show and Sale
Features 20 local artists. Free and open to all. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Avenue. (904) 310-3358. www.fbfl.us/103/Parks-Recreation

NOVEMBER 26
“An Evening of Story & Song” with Rupert Wates
An eclectic mix of songs, stories, and exceptional guitar stylings with a British accent. Cost: $25 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. www.storyandsongbookstore.com

November 26
L. Moore Aesthetics Open House
Get in the holiday spirit and join us for our annual Small Business Saturday Open House. Save up to 25% on holiday shopping, treatments, skincare and more! Call (904) 222-6053 for more information.

NOVEMBER 29
Wines & Wanderlust
Educational wine event with Kara Joseph, author of If Wine Could Talk, in partnership with Wallace Pierson Travel. You’ll travel the world learning about the wine and food, culture and people. Enjoy wines for celebrations with four wine tastings and four tapas plus photos and stories. Cost: $60. 5 to 7 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. www.storyandsongbookstore.com

NOVEMBER 30
New Neighbor Nite
Make new friends and exchange tips about goods and services while enjoying live entertainment, wine and beer at happy hour prices, and complimentary nibbles. Free and open to all newcomers. 5 to 7 p.m. Story & Song Courtyard, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com