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September 1 - 30
Fern and Dina’s Gallery and Gifts Art Classes
Watercolor Painting Tuesdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm $55, Palette Knife Painting Wednesdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm $65, Wine Down Wednesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm $25, Printmaking 101 2nd Thursdays 1:30pm - 3:30pm $65, Hand-building Clay Sundays 3:00pm - 5:00pm $180. All materials included, pre register required. Call (904)-261-5566. Fern and Dina’s Gallery and Gifts 26 S 5th Street.

September 1- 30
Birds of a Feather - Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery
Special corner show by exhibiting artists Rebecca McDannold and Susan Hitchcock. Both artists draw inspiration from the birds on the beaches, docks, and marshes of Amelia Island. 94 Amelia Village Circle in the Omni Amelia Island Plantation shops. For more information, call (904) 432-1750.

September 1, 2, 8, 9 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
TaiChi/Qigong classes
Monday 9:45-10:45 am and Sunday 9:45-10:45 am. $65 for 5 classes. Beginners and intermediate students welcomed. Find freedom in movement and grace in everyday life with TaiChi/Qigong. Iyengar Yoga North Florida LLC. Held at Community Yoga + Wellness at 210 Beech Street. Call (904)-613-6345 or visit for more info.

September 2
The Turtle Trot 5k
Amelia Island Runners have organized a 5k walk/run on the beach at Main Beach next to the Sandbar Restaurant. Run starts at 7:30 Register online at

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Beginner Yoga
12-week Course, Mondays 7-8:15 pm. Starts 9/30. $130 for all 12 weeks. Safe, instructional and progressive. Safe, instructional and systematic. Iyengar Yoga North Florida LLC. Held at Community Yoga + Wellness at 210 Beech Street. Call (904)-613-6345 or visit for more info.

September 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Rumba and East Coast Swing
Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes on Amelia Island. Rumba at 7 p.m. followed by East Coast Swing at 8 p.m. Two for Tuesday classes are $10 for one class $15 for both classes per person. A dance workshop is offered on Thursdays on Amelia Island from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday classes are $10 per person. Ballroom On Amelia located at RAD Studios 1897 Island Walkway No partner or reservation is required. For more information, contact (904)-624-0886 visit our website or our Facebook page.

September 4
Brown Bag Lunch
The Amelia Island Museum of History hosts BBL first Wednesday of every month at noon, on a variety of subjects. Free, open to the public and handicap accessible. Please bring your own bag lunch, food will not be provided. For more information, or to suggest new speakers and programs, contact Joshua at call (904) 261-7378 ext. 102 or email [email protected].

September 4, 11, 18, 25
Rumba and East Coast Swing
Wildlight Wednesday Ballroom On Amelia offers beginner level group classes at Wildlight. Rumba at 7 p.m. followed by East Coast Swing at 8 p.m. Classes are $10 for one or $15 for both per person. Ballroom On Amelia located at RAD Studios Wildlight 20 Homegrown Way. No partner or reservation is required. For more information, call (904)-624-0886 or visit or our Facebook page.

September 5, 6, 7, 8
The A.L. Lewis Legacy Awards
Honoring Dr. Johnetta Cole. Hosted by award-winning actor, director and activist, Danny Glover. Black tie event includes a jazz performance, dramatic reading, guest tributes and a special performance by vocalist Alyson Williams. High Tea will take place at The Ritz- Carlton with the theme of, “In Spirit with sister President Dr. Betsch Cole,” in conversation with ESSENCE Icon, Susan Taylor. There will also be a “Quest for Justice” dialogue with Judge Henry Lee Adams Jr. interviewed by Judge Brian J. Davis. For more information, visit

September 5, 12, 19, 26
Healing Back Care Yoga
4 week course on Thursdays 5:15-6:15 PM. $65. 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. Iyengar Yoga North Florida LLC. Held at Community Yoga + Wellness at 210 Beech Street. Call (904)-613-6345 or visit for more info.

September 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14
Tiny Beautiful Things
Based on the book by Cheryl Stayed and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, this R-rated drama tells the story of Sugar, an online advice columnist who answers complex questions with startling honesty and empathy. All performances are at 8 p.m., except September 8 at 2 p.m., at Amelia Community Theatre at 207 Cedar Street. Call (904) 261-6749 or visit www.ameliacommunitytheatre.prg for more information.

September 7
The April Verch Band
Fiddler, singer, songwriter and step dancer April Verch delivers signature sound blending Canadian, American old time, bluegrass, country and Americana. 7:30pm-9:00pm Story & Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Ave. 7:30pm.

September 7, 14, 14, 28
Belly Dance Class
Every Saturday from 10:45-11:45 am. Cost is $65 for 5 classes. Absolutely female, fantastically fun and exotic. Beginners and intermediate students welcome. Iyengar Yoga North Florida LLC. Held at Community Yoga + Wellness at 210 Beech Street. Call (904)-613-6345 or visit for more info.

September 8
30th Annual Endless Summer Watermelon Ride
North Florida Bicycle Club brings you a classic one-day bicycle event designed for all road cyclists. Fernandina BEach Recreation Center 2500 Atlantic Ave. To register and for more information, visit

September 10
Nola’s Poetry Canteen
Poetry Canteen with Nola Perez and friends. Bring a poem, one you like or maybe one you have written, to read out loud. Nola Perez will lead the group each second Tuesday of the month from 5 to 6 pm. Story & Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Ave. For more info, call (904)-601-2118.

September 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. Meet the second Thursday of every month at 7pm in the Parlor Room at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Call (904) 530-6500. [email protected]

September 13
Senior Expo & Health Fair
The Seventh Annual Senior Expo and Health Fair presented by Nassau County Council on Aging and Baptist Health bring 60 health service providers, state and local government agencies, senior service organizations and businesses in one place. NCCOA’s Senior Expo & Health Fair is FREE and open to the public. Call NCCOA at 904-261-0701. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center Auditorium, 2500 Atlantic Ave.

September 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. 5:30-8:30 pm. For information, call (800)-226-3542, or visit

September 15
Art History from a Queer Perspective
Learn how the identities of noted artists like Michaelangelo and Davinci affected their work and lives from noted art historian Liz Bradbury, [email protected] 3:00pm-5:00pm. Story & Song Bistro Bookstore, 1430 Park Ave. (904)-601-2118.

September 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 $15. For more information, call (904) 261-6749 or visit

September 17
“The Constitution”
Discussion to honor the day the Constitution was ratified. Noted law professor and historian Bobbie Fost will talk about the framers intent and how it works today. 2:00pm-3:00pm Story & Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Ave. 7:30pm. (904)-601-2118.

September 22
All That Jazz Lunch and Jazz Festival Preview
Join Les DeMerle of the Amelia Island Jazz Festival as he presents and performs the many styles of upcoming 2019 AJIF headliners Delfeayo Marsalis, Jamil Sharif, and more. Enjoy the Dynamic Les DeMerle Jazz Quartet with Bonnie Eisele. Show includes a special lunch and “N’Awlins-style” drink. Starts 1:00pm tickets are $45 and can be purchased at Story & Song Bookstore Bistro or by calling (904) 601-2118.

September 23
Autumn on Amelia
Enjoy an evening of inspiration at the Southern Living Idea House at Crane Island, hosted by Cummer Amelia. Guests can explore the house’s details with Cummer Museum supporters and staff, including new director and CEO Dr. Adam Levine. 6 to 8pm. For more information, visit or call
(904) 899-6007.

September 23
Women of Nassau
Women of Nassau Welcome Back luncheon at Story and Song Bookstore Bistro, Friday, September 27 at 11:30am. $25.00 per person. Deadline for reservations, September 23. RSVP to [email protected].

September 26, 28, 29
Rendezvous Film Festival
Rendezvous Film Festival is a celebration of independent filmmakers. Highlighting student films, Florida filmmakers and professional filmmakers all in a small town island vibe. Amelia Island filming venues include City Hall, Amelia Island Museum of History, and the Library. 5:00pm-11:00pm Contact Kim Murray at [email protected] for more info. (904)-868-7900.

September 27
Historic Haunts
Author Jamie Pearce, paranormal investigator talks about places in Florida including Fernandina Beach that she has documented unusual and unexplained sightings and occurrences. 4:00pm-5:00pm Story & Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Ave. 7:30pm. (904)-601-2118.

September 28
Cars and Cannons
The second annual vintage cars in Fort Clinch State Park. Appealing, pleasant location for vintage cars on fort parade grounds. Surrounded by the brick walls of the fort tour the cars and the forts history. 9am-2pm. Visit for more info.

September 28
Amelia Tavern Octoberfest
Join Amelia Tavern & Amelia Island Brewing Company for food, games, music and beer. Free general admission or VIP. 12:00pm - 6pm. Amelia Tavern, 318 Centre Street. (904)-310-6088.