Local Events

AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23, 25
Salsa and Cumbia Classes
Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes on Amelia Island with Urban Salsa at 7 p.m. followed by Cumbia 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. A dance practice workshop is offered on the 4th Thursday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per person. No partner or reservation is required. Ballroom On Amelia, 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios.
(904) 624-0886. ballroomonmelia.com or facebook.com/BallroomonAmelia

AUGUST 3
“Amelia Island Gardening” with Taylor Clem
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 S 3rd Street. (904) 261-7378. ameliamuseum.org

AUGUST 4
Lavender Luncheon
Pam James, owner of Pelindaba Lavender Amelia Island, discusses the language of lavender for therapeutic purposes, personal care, cooking, home use, and more during a lavender-themed luncheon. Cost: $35. Ticket includes lunch, program, and a gift from Pelindaba Lavender. 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue, (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

AUGUST 4– 7, 11–14
Chicago: High School Edition
Come experience the razzle dazzle of “Chicago” starring the AMP Teens. Cost: $15 for students, $25 for adults. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Wlkwy. (904) 277-3455

AUGUST 4, 11, 18, 25
SEPTEMBER 1, 8

Beginning Yoga Course
Students can have common conditions like knee, back and neck, or shoulder issues. No serious conditions please. Contact studio if you have any questions. No experience necessary. Cost: $89 for six sessions. 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Community Yoga & Wellness, 210 Beech Street. (904) 613-6345. email [email protected] cyoga-amelia.com

AUGUST 4
American Dirt
Story & Song Book Group discusses American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.Free and open all. 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue, (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

AUGUST 6, 13, 20, 27
Healing Back Care Class
Series for chronic, intermittent, or semi acute low back pain. Bring circulation, reduce inflammation, and increase mobility. No yoga experience necessary, effective and fun. Cost $75 for In-Studio Registration. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Community Yoga & Wellness, 210 Beech Street. (904) 613-6345. [email protected] cyoga-amelia.com/workshops

AUGUST 6
A Sense of Home
Through traditional and folk songs, ballads, spirituals, and some surprises, the eclectic music ensemble Sonofarious explores the peace and pleasure home brings, as well as nostalgia and heartbreak—set against the displacement of thousands in Ukraine. Free and open all. 3:30 p.m. Masks will be welcome at the performance. Reserve your seat by registering at www.eventbrite.com/e/a-sense-of-home-sonofarious-friends-tickets-383555584077. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue, (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

AUGUST 9, 16, 23, 30
SEPTEMBER 6, 13

Healing Yoga Course
For those with pain, mobility issues, Parkinson’s, MS, Surgery recovery, or specific needs. Back, knee, neck, and shoulder help. No yoga experience necessary. Cost: $89 for a six week session. Fridays at 11 a.m to 12 p.m. Community Yoga & Wellness, 210 Beech Street (904) 613-6345. [email protected] www.cyoga-amelia.com/workshops

AUGUST 9
Tuesdays with TED
Community conversation, facilitated by a local personality, over a topic of interest following a brief TED talk. Free and open all. 3:30 p.m. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue, (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

AUGUST 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27
One Man, Two Guvnors
This Tony Award-winning comedy is full of outrageous shenanigans. ACT Suggested Rating PG-13: Adult Language and Innuendo. Cost: $10 Students, $25 Adults. 7:30 pm. Sunday performances 2 p.m. Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar Street. (904) 261-6749. www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org

AUGUST 16
Turtles In The Taproom
Join us for another fun, informative night with speakers sharing their knowledge of three turtle species. Mary Duffy will share her vast knowledge of the sea turtles that nest on our beaches. The international group Turtle Survival Alliance will tell us about the perils of the Diamondback Terrapin. Eric Seckinger from FWC will share valuable information about the Gopher tortoise. Preregister at www.talbotislands.com for a donation of $10. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mocama Beer Company, 629 South 8th Street. (904) 456-9088. mocama.com

AUGUST 17
Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away
Author David Powell shares the triumphs and heartbreaking moments experienced by some of the first Cubans to come to the United States after Fidel Castro took power in 1959. Free and open all. 3:00 p.m. Story and Song Art Gallery 1430 Park Avenue (904) 601-2118. www.storyandsongbookstore.com

AUGUST 19
“Jean Ribault” with Calvin Bryant
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. 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S 3rd Street. (904) 261-7378. www.ameliamuseum.org

AUGUST 26
Quintessential Amelia
Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery will feature artwork of exhibiting member’s that celebrates the beauty of our area. The event will be catered by Osprey Village; all proceeds go to a charity of their choosing. Free and open to the public. Reception is 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 94 Amelia Village Circle in the Omni Amelia Island Plantation shops. (904) 432-1750, visit www.paggart.com, or www.facebook.com/plantationartistsguildandgallery

AUGUST 31
Wild Spectacle
Naturalist, activist, and author Janisse Ray speaks to the role of wilderness in her life, how to seek and find wonder in a world beyond humans. Free and open all. 4:00 p.m. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue, (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com