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MARCH
Emily Gordon-Featured Exhibit
Emily Gordon will be artist of the month at Plantation Artist Guild & Gallery. Emily Gordon’s modern and colorful mixed media art is comprised of acrylic paint, gold and silver leaf, encaustic hot wax and resin. Come and enjoy Emily’s featured works along with other local artists. Plantation Artist Guild & Gallery, 94 Amelia Village Circle at Omni Amelia Island Plantation shops. For more information, call (904) 432-1750 or visit sites.google.com/site/paggamelia.

MARCH  2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, and 30
Easy Pace Yoga
Every Monday and Friday of March. Help with back pain, balance, posture and pain. We work with the beginner yoga poses to create spinal traction, healing movement, proprioception and sensitivity. $18 drop-in or $65 for 5 classes. Call Lisa for more information at (904)-613-6345 Community Yoga & Wellness 210 Beech Street. Visit cyoga-Amelia.com. Register at cyoga-Amelia.com/workshops.

MARCH 3
Art in the Afternoon
Cummer Amelia presents Masterpieces of Art from the Tumultuous Nineteenth Century Impressionism and the French Academy with Dr. Debra Murphy. Free to members; $10 non-members. 2:oo p.m.-3:00 p.m. Register at CummerMuseum.org/Amelia.
Story and Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Avenue, Fernandina Beach. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com or on Facebook.

MARCH 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Salsa and Waltz- Amelia Island
Ballroom On Amelia two for Tuesday group classes start with Salsa at 7:00 p.m. followed by Waltz 8:00 p.m. Classes are $15 for one class $20 for two classes per person. Thursdays dance workshops 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday workshops $15 per person. Ballroom On Amelia located at 1897 Island Walkway inside RAD Studios. No partner or reservation is required.  Contact us at (904)-624-0886, visit our website at www.ballroomonamelia.com, and Facebook.

MARCH 4, 11, 18, 25
Waltz Beginner Level - WILDLIGHT
Ballroom On Amelia Wednesday beginner level group classes for Waltz 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $15 per person. Ballroom On Amelia located at 20 Homegrown Way inside RAD Studios. No partner or reservation required. Contact us at (904) 624-0886, visit our website at www.ballroomonamelia.com or our Facebook page.

MARCH 4, 18
Amelia Island Lighthouse Tours
Guided tours of the lighthouse are held the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 10 a.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under. Limited to 25 participants. Meet at Atlantic 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.

MARCH 6
From The Ground Up
Yoga as Therapy Series with Karen Klima, Yoga Therapist. $22 class starts 9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Community Yoga & Wellness 210 Beech Street. Call (904)-613-6345 or visit www.cyoga-Amelia.com. Register at cyoga-Amelia.com/workshops

MARCH 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21
Follies the Musical
The time is 1971, and theatrical impresario, Dimitri Weissmann, hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant pastiche numbers, including “Losing My Mind”, “I’m Still Here” and “Broadway Baby”. Amid reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present, coming face-to-face with the future. Tickets $15-$20. Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Walkway. (904)-277-3455. [email protected]

MARCH 7
Candlelight Fort Clinch Tour
Tour the fort without the use of electrical lights, experiencing what the soldiers could see at that time in our island history. 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Reservations are required. Ft. Clinch State Park 2601 Atlantic Avenue. Call the Ranger Station at (904) 277-7274 to register or email [email protected].
 
MARCH 7, 8, 21, 22
Weekend Federal Garrison
Travel back in time to 1864 when the Union Army’s New York Engineers were in the process of building one of the newest forts in the federal fort system. Program includes the eleven month occupation of the confederates in 1861. Starts at 9:00 a.m.Park fees $6 per vehicle up to 8 ppl. $4 Single $2 Pedestrian or bicycle. 2601 Atlantic Avenue. For more details call the Ranger Station at (904) 277-7274 or email [email protected].

MARCH 7, 14, 21, 28
Willow Pond Tour
Willow Pond Nature Trail winds through the hardwood hammock around a fresh water area known as Willow Pond. Join a local naturalist for a guided tour of this pristine piece of North Florida and you may even see some of the park wildlife. Be prepared to walk on sand and an uneven trail, and pack bug spray. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Park fees $6 per vehicle up to 8 ppl. $4 Single $2 Pedestrian or bicycle. 2601 Atlantic Avenue. Call (904) 277-7274 or email [email protected].

MARCH 8
Stretch to Song
Unplug to reboot your body and brain. Stretch to Song with Singing Bowls and Yin Yoga. The perfect way to reset your mind, nerves and week. 5-7 pm $25 Community Yoga & Wellness 210 Beech Street, Fernandina Beach. Call (904)-613-6345 or visit www.cyoga-Amelia.com. Register at www.cyoga-Amelia.com/schedule

MARCH 8
Amelia Concours D’Elegance
“The Amelia” draws over 300 rare vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy. Visit www.ameliaconcours.org for the extensive list of activities. General admission is $150 at the gate and military active duty and dependents $60 with ID, on-site only.

MARCH 11
Women, Wealth & Wine
An informal group of women who meet on the 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]

MARCH 12
Annual Food and Wine Tasting
8th annual fundraiser features local restaurants and wines.  There will also be live music and a silent auction to raise money for the Rotary of Amelia Island Sunrise’s selected local non-profit.  Past recipients include Council on Aging, the Boys and Girls Club and Friends of Fernandina Aviation. Atlantic Recreation Center Auditorium from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

MARCH 12
The Bartram Trail Garden Club Monthly Meeting and Program
Hospitality begins at 10a.m. with the general business meeting beginning at 10:15 a.m.  Program follows the business meeting. This month’s featured topic will be Leaves of the Trail. Leaf Manipulation with several club members demonstrating techniques of leaf manipulation to use in your floral designs. Meetings are September through May on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the GFWC Woman’s Club of Fernandina Beach, 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd. Please visit bartramgardenclub.org for additional information.

MARCH 12
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. Join them on the second Thursday of every month. 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

MARCH 12
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 7:00 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].

MARCH 12 -15
St. Michael Academy Spring Carnival
This carnival has something for everyone, rides, games, food and fun.  This is an annual fundraiser that benefits the St. Michael Academy. Carnival takes place at Central Park on Atlantic Blvd. For more information on the hours and the cost please visit the organizer’s website at smacad.org
 
MARCH 13, 14, 15
Randy Just Workshop
Randy Just, Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher from Dallas Texas. 3 months of yoga experience necessary. March 13, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., March 14, 10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., March 15, 9:00 p.m.-11 a.m. $50 per session. Community Yoga & Wellness 210 Beech Street. Call (904)-613-6345 visit cyoga-Amelia.com or Register at cyoga-Amelia.com/workshops.

MARCH 14
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. 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Contact (904) 261-7020  or the website islandart.org.

MARCH 14
An Evening of Story and Song
Friction Farm, Christine and Aidan Quinn are singer songwriters whose music is inspired by a love of reading and literature. Cost $20 begins at 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Story and Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Avenue (904) 601-2118. Visit our website storyandsongbookstore.com or find us on Facebook.

MARCH 16
Acoustic Sessions
The third Monday of each month Musical Director Tom Leon brings local and regional musicians to Amelia Community Theatre’s Studio 209 stage. Open seating begins 30 minutes before curtain. Amelia Community Theater, 209 Cedar Street at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information, call (904) 261-6749 or visit AmeliaCommunityTheatre.org.

MARCH 19
Itzhak Perlman
Itzhak Perlman is an internationally known violinist garnering 15 Grammy Awards along with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church 1600 S. 8th Street. Tickets $100, $125 and $150. Call (904) 261-1779 or check our website for tickets and more information ameliachambermusic.org.

MARCH 24
Floral Design Demonstration
Floral design demonstration by Marilyn Smith and Cathy Snyder of the Garden Club of St. Augustine, aka the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants. Their humor and talent for creating beautiful floral designs using flowers, fruits, and plants from your yard and garden have educated and entertained many across northeast Florida. Floral demonstration held at Fernandina Beach Public Library. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Admission is $15, seating is limited and reservations are required. RSVP [email protected].

MARCH 27
Finding Mrs.Ford
The first in our new, Literary Luncheon series with author Deborah Royce. Her suspenseful story was named one of the top ten summer reads by Good Morning America. The story-line, Susan Ford’s cocoon of privilege is threatened when an Iraqi man from her distant past boards a plane in Baghdad to come find her.
Story and Song Bistro Bookstore, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. Visit our website storyandsongbookstore.com or find us on Facebook.

MARCH 27
Take Stock in Children Benefit Light up a Life
Take Stock in Children providing scholarships, mentors and hope. 6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Held at The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island. Cash bar, silent auction, and dinner. Guest Speaker David Baldacci and music by John Springer.Tickets are $150. For more information call (904) 548-4464 or visit takestockinchildren.org.

MARCH 27, 29
Island Chamber Singers Spring Program
Features a major work by Johannes Brahms, A German Requiem. Soprano, Robyn Lamp, and baritone, David Scheininger, will be part of our sixty-member chorus singers. Tickets are $20 for adults in advance online at islandchambersingers.org Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $25.  Tickets are FREE for all students.  For additional information,(904) 225-0575.

MARCH 28
Mindfulness
Mindfulness for a Sane Life in a Stressful World. Learn visualizations, mini-meditations, learn about safe boundaries and healing touch. 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. $25 Community Yoga + Wellness, 210 Beech Street. Call (904)-613-6345 visit cyoga-amelia.com or register at cyoga-amelia.com/workshops.

MARCH 31
Valentina Listsa - Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival
Valentine Lisitsais one of the most watched classical musicians on the internet. An Amelia Island favorite, Valentina is at ease with a vast repertoire, ranging from Bach and Mozart to Shostakovich and Bernstein. Her orchestral repertoire, alone, includes more than 40 concertos. Valentina has a particular love for Rachmaninov and Beethoven. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. At the Amelia Island Plantation Chapel 36 Bowman Road $60 Call (904) 261-1779 or check our website for tickets and more information ameliachambermusic.org.