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Events

JANUARY 1
Brown Bag Lunch
The Amelia Island Museum of History hosts BBL first Wednesday of every month at noon on a variety of subjects. Bring your own bag lunch. Free and open to the public. Located at 233 South 3rd Street. For more information call Joshua at (904) 261-7378 ext. 102 or email [email protected].

JANUARY 1, 15
Amelia Island Lighthouse Tours
Guided tours of the lighthouse are held the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 10:00 a.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under. Limited to 25 participants. Meet at Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center 2500 Atlantic Avenue. Pre-registration is required 24 hours in advance. For more information, call the Fernandina Beach Recreation Department at (904) 310-3358.

JANUARY 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Nassau Community Band Rehearsals
Play an instrument? Join us for band rehearsals every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Yulee Middle School band room. For more information, contact [email protected].

JANUARY 4
Candlelight Tour at Fort Clinch
Join your tour guide as they walk you around the fort without the use of electric lights of any kind, and see what the soldiers could see from the walls of the fort. Reservations can be made a week in advance and there is an additional charge of $3 for the tour. 2601 Atlantic Avenue. Tours begin 30 minutes after sunset 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Call  (904) 277-7274 to sign up.

JANUARY 6
Beginner Yoga  
Community Yoga + Wellness Small classes, safe, instructional and progressive. Common back, knee, neck and shoulder problems are fine. You even get homework! Mondays 7:00-8:30 p.m. $99 for all 12 weeks. 210 Beech Street Fernandina Beach. Call 904-613-6345 or go to www.yoga-amelia.com/workshops for more information.

JANUARY  7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
Cha Cha & Tango
Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes on Amelia Island with Cha Cha at 7:00 p.m. followed by Tango at 8:00 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 7:00-8:30 p.m. Thursday classes are $15 per person. No partner or reservation is required. Ballroom On Amelia 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios. For more information, contact us at (904) 624-0886, visit ballroomonamelia.com, or find us on Facebook.

JANUARY 8
Women, Wealth & Wine
An informal group of women who meet second Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. to discuss financial and related issues. Contact Nicola Nichol CFA, financial advisor, at (904) 305-2608 or email her at [email protected].

JANUARY 8, 15, 22, 29
Cha Cha (Beginner Level)
Ballroom On Amelia offers Wildlight Wednesday beginner level group classes at Wildlight with Cha Cha at 7:00-8:30 p.m. Class is $15 per person. No partner or reservation is required. Ballroom On Amelia is located at 20 Homegrown Way at RAD Studios.  For more information, contact us at (904) 624.0886 or visit our website at www.ballroomonamelia.com find us on Facebook page.

JANUARY 9
Finding Treasures along the Trail
National Garden Club accredited flower show judge Sue Lord will introduce and demonstrate the creative components of botanicals creating artful exhibits. Hospitality begins at 10:00 am with the general business meeting beginning at 10:15.  Botanical demonstration follows the business meeting. The Bartram Garden Club meets September through May on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the GFWC Woman’s Club of Fernandina Beach, 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd. Please visit www.bartramgardenclub.org for additional information.

JANUARY 9
Men Helping Men – Prostate Cancer Support Group
Men Helping Men is an educational program developed to help men make informed decisions throughout their prostate cancer journey. Held at 11:30 a.m. at Baptist Medical Center Nassau Board Room. Hosted by Ackerman Cancer Center. Contact Lauren DeWitt at (904) 277-2700.

JANUARY 9
The Literary Book Club
Literary professors Norman and Marilyn Wesley facilitate the group to revisit significant books of the past and discover noteworthy authors and works. Meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Parlor Room at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Fernandina Beach. For more information call (904) 530-6500  or email [email protected].

JANUARY 9
Healing Back Care Yoga
No yoga experience necessary. Create healthy habits and start to heal intermittent, chronic, or acute low back pain with the use of restorative therapeutic yoga poses. Instructional and safe. 4 weeks on Thursdays 5:15-6:15 p.m. $65/4 weeks. 210 Beech Street, Fernandina Beach. Call (904) 613-6345 or go to www.yoga-amelia.com/workshops for more information.

JANUARY 10
Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk
A free event on the second Saturday each month in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach and participating island galleries offer a diverse selection of art. 5:30-8:30 pm. For information, call (800)-226-3542, or visit ameliaisland.com.

JANUARY 11
5th Annual Guns & Hoses Charity Softball Tournament
The Fernandina Beach Fire Department, Fernandina Beach Police Department, Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, & Nassau County Fire-Rescue 3101 are competing in the 5th Annual Guns & Hoses Softball Tournament, to benefit local non-profit programs like Shop with Cops, the Beyond the Badges Scholarship Program, & others. Bounce houses, food trucks, emergency vehicles, and more, on site from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m. Games will take place at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.Ybor Alvarez Sports Complex 3243 Bailey Road, Fernandina Beach. Admission is $5 per person for adults, and free for kids 12 & under. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blanket come join us for a day of family fun for a great cause.

JANUARY 15
Book Fair Benefiting Amelia Island Montessouri
Story & Song Bookstore Bistro hosts a book fair featuring guest author Terry Roberts, The New Smart: How Nurturing Creativity Will Help Children Thrive. Book Fair opens at 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Guest speaker and author Terry Roberts begins talk at 5:30. Story and Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Avenue (904) 601-2118. www.storyandsongbookstore.com or find us on facebook.

JANUARY 16
Acoustic Sessions
Musical director Tom Leon brings local and regional musicians to Amelia Community Theatre’s Studio 209 stage, 209 Cedar Street at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information, call (904) 261-6749 or visit www.AmeliaCommunityTheatre.org.

JANUARY 17
From Sea to Shining Sea Reception  
Please join The Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery Friday evening from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. View the exciting new display of art inspired by our beautiful encompassing water. Refreshments and Hors d’oeuvres provided by Osprey Village. Open to the public. The Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery 94 Amelia Village Circle (904) 432-1750 Find us on Facebook.
 
JANUARY 20
Martin Luther King Parade
12:00 p.m. Downtown Begins at The Peck Center 516 S 10th Street, moves up Ash to South 2nd street and Centre Street. Check the city website at fbfl.us or call (904) 277-7300 for more information.

JANUARY 21
Yoga as Therapy
A class for hips and knees, before and after surgery. 10:30-11:45 a.m. $18 for one class. 210 Beech Street Fernandina Beach. Call (904) 613-6345 or go to www.yoga-amelia.com for more information.

JANUARY 21
Jennifer St. Clair
The Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery guest artist for the month of January. Jennifer St.Clair will have a demonstration of her painting technique. Starts at 2:30 p.m. Open to the public. The Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery, 94 Amelia Village Circle (904) 432-1750. Find us on Facebook.

JANUARY 24
Amelia Chamber Music - Mutter & Orkis
Anne-Sophie Mutter is a four time Grammy winner and universally considered one of the greatest violinists of modern times. Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival marks one of her few U.S. appearances in 2020. Lambert Orkis on piano has appeared worldwide with Mutter since 1998. 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, 1600 South 8th Street, Fernandina Beach. Tickets $70 - $130. Contact the website for tickets ameliachambermusic.org or (904) 261-1779.

JANUARY 25
The 12th Annual Amelia Island Restaurant Week
For more than a decade, Restaurant Week has remained one of the most anticipated annual events on Amelia Island. From January 17-26 enjoy cuisine from the island’s award-winning and popular dining establishments through a ten-day culinary showcase. Savory prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner along with delicious events. Prices $12 for lunch,  $21 $31 or $41 for dinner. View participating restaurants at www.ameliaisland.com or call Amelia Island Tourist Council at (904) 277-0717.

JANUARY 25
Invasive Plants & Vines
Story & Song Bookstore Bistro welcomes Amelia Tree Conservancy hosts Becky Jordi to discuss invasive plants and vines. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1430 Park Avenue (904) 601-2118. www.storyandsongbookstore.com or find us
on Facebook.

FEBRUARY 1
Thai Partner Massage Workshop
1:00-4:00 p.m. $60 per couple. 210 Beech Street, Fernandina Beach Call (904) 613-6345 or go to www.yoga-amelia.com/workshops for more information.