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FEBRUARY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Willow Pond Tour Fort Clinch State Park
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]

Art in the Afternoon
Cummer museum and Dr. Debra Murphy present Masterpieces of Art from the Tumultuous Nineteenth Century. Romanticism Realism and the Beginnings of Modern Art. Free to museum members $10 for non-members. Registar at Cummer Story and Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Avenue (904) 601-2118. Visit our website or find us on Facebook.

FEBRUARY 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
East Coast Swing & Foxtrot - Amelia Island
Ballroom On Amelia two for Tuesday group classes start with Swing at 7:00 p.m. and Foxtrot 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, and Facebook.

FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25
Healing Yoga for Knees
Yoga can be used as a therapeutic alternative and intervention for osteoarthritis and can help with pain and stiffness. Appropriate movement for injured or recovering knees. $65 for 4 classes. 6:30 p.m.-7:25 p.m. Community Yoga & Wellness 210 Beech Street, Fernandina Beach. Call (904) - 613-6345 or visit Register at

Brown Bag Lunch - My Florida Pioneer Ancestors  
Jane Phillips Collins shares the history of her ancestors the Phillips who settled in south Jacksonville and helped build Northeast Florida. 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].

FEBRUARY 5, 12, 19, 26
East Coast Swing Beginner Level - WILDLIGHT
Ballroom On Amelia Wednesday beginner level group classes East Coast Swing 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 or our Facebook page.

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.

FEBRUARY 6, 13, 20, 27
Nassau Community Band Rehearsals
Play an instrument? Rehearsals held Thursdays 6:00 p.m. in Yulee Middle School band room. For more information contact [email protected]

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 p.m.-8:30 pm. For information, call (800)-226-3542 or visit
Ricky Skaggs - Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival
Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival stages Grammy-winning singer and composer Ricky Scaggs, bluegrass and country music legend. Ricky Scaggs has been inducted into the National Fiddler Hall of Fame, the International Bluegrass Music's Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 39 Beach Lagoon Road Amelia Island. Contact the website for tickets or (904) 261-1779.

Story & Song Bistro Bookstore 2nd Birthday Celebration
Plan to attend a fun day of drawings and giveaways. At 2:00 p.m. meet the artists of the Wings mural project and at 4:00 p.m. enjoy the tunes of The Kooks Ukulele Orchestra. Celebration begins 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Story and Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Avenue (904) 601-2118. Visit our website or find us on Facebook.

Yoga Nidra and Singing Bowls
Unplug to reboot your body and brain. The relaxing practice of Yoga Nidra is for everyone. $18 drop in  5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Community Yoga & Wellness 210 Beech Street, Fernandina Beach. Call (904)-613-6345 or visit Register at

Karen Bowden Photography Presentation
Plantation Artists Guild & Gallery welcome newest member Karen Bowen. Karen will present her photography of the 175 mile hike she made from Porto Portugal to Santiago Spain along the Camino Portugese Coastal Route. 2:00 p.m. Plantation Artist Guild & Gallery is located at 94 Amelia Village Circle at Omni Amelia Island Plantation shops. Call for more information (904) 432-1750 or our website

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].

The Sunny Side of the Trail - Brilliant Succulents
Amy Wilson is a National Garden Club accredited flower show judge and succulent specialist.  She will discuss growing and caring for succulents. Hospitality begins at 10:00 a.m. with the general business meeting beginning at 10:15 a.m.  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 for additional information.

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

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].

The Dover Quartet-Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival
Amelia Island Chamber Music presents one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The first-ever quartet-in-residence for the Kennedy Center, The Dover Quartet also is quartet-in-residence for the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Chamber Music Northwest, Artosphere and Peoples' Symphony in New York. The quartet will be joined by Roberto Diaz, viola, and Christopher Rex, cello. 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Historic Nassau County Courthouse 416 Centre Street Fernandina Beach. Call (904) 261-1779 or check our website for tickets and more information

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. ACT's Studio 209 is a cozy intimate listening room for the true music lover. Open seating begins thirty 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

History of American Beach
Author and lifelong Amelia Island resident Marsha Dean Phelts talks about the history of American Beach and its significance to African-Americans. Marsha includes her talk with American Beach cookbook containing a collection of recipes handed down through generations of American Beach residents and families. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Story and Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Avenue (904) 601-2118. Visit our website or find us on Facebook.

15th Triennial Quilts by the Sea Show 2020
Amelia Island Quilt Guild will display over 200 quilts, from traditional to art quilts hand-pieced and appliqued. Along with commercially quilted works. The show will also offer a community quilt sew-in offering participants of all ages the opportunity to work on a quilt for the Amelia Island community.  Quilt and Fiber Art Boutique, silent auction, raffle baskets including a very special Quilt. Admission is $10 and tickets are available at the door. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fernandina Beach Recreation Center 2500 Atlantic Avenue. More details at, email [email protected].

Chili Cook-off
Amelia Island Montessori School Chili Cook-off is a long running community event. Teams and sponsors are community restaurants, businesses and government organizations vying for the prize of best chili. Kids zone, vendors and music provided by The Honey Badgers and Colored Sound. Tickets $10 adults $5 children 5 and under. Takes place in historic downtown Fernandina Beach on Centre Street from Front Street to 3rd Street. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Contact [email protected]. All proceeds benefit the Amelia Island Montessori School. The Amelia Island Montessori School is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Ballroom Amelia 4TH Anniversary Dance Party
Ballroom on Amelia hosts its 4th anniversary dance party featuring Crescendo Amelia Big Band. The dance party will be held at Kraft Athletic Club 961023 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach. 7:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. $25 advance $30 at the door. Purchase advance tickets with cash or check at Royal Amelia Dance Academy 1897 Island Walkway or on-line Open to the public, ticket purchase includes light appetizers and set ups for BYOB.

An Evening of Gypsy Jazz
Story and Song Bistro Bookstore stages Violinist Tim Kliphuis and guitarist Jimmy Grant. Two of the finest gypsy jazz musicians in the world in the style of legends Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli return to Amelia Island for an encore performance. 7:30 p.m.-9:00p.m. Tickets $20 Story and Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Avenue Fernandina Beach (904) 601-2118. or find us on Facebook.

The Christiania Trio - Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival
The Christiania Trio composed of Violinist David Coucheron, concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Cellist Christopher Rex, Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival's artistic and general director and crowning the trio off with internationally acclaimed pianist Julie Coucheron. 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church 2600 Atlantic Avenue Fernandina Beach. Call (904) 261-1779 or check our website for tickets and more information

Yoga for Osteoporosis & Osteopenia
Yoga is a simple, silent, inexpensive and impact free way of applying the force that your bones need to build and stay strong. Learn the proper way to practice and move with Osteoporosis. 2:00p.m.-5:00p.m. $70 includes book.Community Yoga & Wellness 210 Beech Street, Fernandina Beach. Call (904) - 613-6345 or visit Register at