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. rendezvousfilmfestival.net
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. storyandsongbookstore.com
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 www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch for more info.
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. theameliatavern.com
September 30 - October 4
Artificial Christmas Tree Lot
It's never to early to plan ahead. Visit Revelation Design at 2383 Jamestown Road
for a selection of over 15 artificial christmas tree styles, holiday event planning, business & corporate tree rental program, setup & decorating appointment scheduling, and christmas tree decorating class sign-up (call for details).
(904) 261-5546. www.revelation.design
October 6, 13, 27
Fern & Dina’s Art Classes
Hand-building clay October 6th, 13th & 27th 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Palette Knife Painting Wednesdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm $65, Printmaking- Note cards, October 17th 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Oil & Cold wax painting, October 24th 2:00pm - 4:00pm Fluid Acrylic Pour, two canvases and pair of earrings, 1:00pm - 3:00pm. All materials included, pre register required. For more more info, call (904)-261-5566. Fern and Dina’s Gallery and Gifts is located at 26 S 5th Street. www.fernanddinas.com
October 1, 3, 8, 15, 17, 22, 24
Bachata and Salsa
Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes on Amelia Island. Bachata at 7:00 pm followed by Salsa at 8:00pm. 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 7:00pm - 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 or visit us at www.ballroomonamelia.com or on Facebook.
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]
October 2, 9, 16, 23
Healing Neck and Shoulders
4 week class every Wednesday, 7:45pm - 8:45pm, $65 for four classes. Register at Community Yoga + Wellness, Iyengar Yoga North Florida LLC. 210 Beech Street. (904)-613-6345. www.yoga-amelia.com
October 2, 16, 23
Bachata and Salsa at Wildlight
Wildlight Wednesday Ballroom On Amelia offers beginner level group classes at Wildlight. Bachata at 7:00pm followed by Salsa at 8:00p.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, contact (904)-624-0886 or visit us at www.ballroomonamelia.com or on Facebook.
October 2, 16
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 Avenue Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave. Pre-registration is required 24 hours in advance. For more information, call the Fernandina Beach Recreation Department at (904) 310-3358.
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nassau Community Band Rehearsals
Play an instrument? Rehearsals held Thursdays, 6 p.m. in Yulee Middle School band room. For more information, please email [email protected].
October 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19
Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies
Two English actors learn a wealthy American woman is dying and looking for her lost family members. The two men cook up a perfect plan to pass themselves off as the missing kin and get the inheritance, discovering a little too late...the lost relatives are both women! All performances are at 8 p.m. except October 6 & 13 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices, Adults $22, Students $10, group discounts available. Located at 207 Cedar Street. For more information, call (904) 261-6749 or email [email protected]
Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequality
This documentary film and dialogue event, hosted by the Baha’i Community of Nassau County and Story & Song, is designed to deepen the national conversation on race. To better deal with the emotional impact of the film, there will be a discussion groups/study circles. 1:00pm - 2pm. Free and open to all. Story & Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Ave. (904)-601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com
Fiesta De Santa Maria
It’s a Fiesta! Fiesta de Santa Maria will take place in the Pineland Bank parking lot at the corner of 8th and Centre Streets. 9:00am - 1:00pm Music, dancing, performances by costumed historic reenactors and vendors. For info, contact Joshua Whitfield at (904) 261-7378 or [email protected].
Candlelight Tour Fort Clinch
Fort Clinch takes on a whole new appearance at night, lit only by candles and lanterns. 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 8:15pm -9:15pm call, Ranger Station at (904) 277-7274 to sign up.
First Weekend Union Garrison
Fort Clinch State Park travels back in time to 1864 when the Union Army’s New York Engineers were building a fort for the federal fort system. Reenactors and first-person interpreters bring history alive in 1860s America. Begins at 9:00am - 12:00pm. Call the Ranger Station at (904)-277-7274. floridastateparks.org/fortclinch.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund - Ride to Cure
Bicycle ride beginning at Omni Plantation Resort. Travel north to Fernandina Beach and Fort Clinch turning south to Duval County. For more information contact, www.jdrf.org
Kyshona Armstrong started out as a music therapist to incarcerated and institutionalized adults and school children with emotional behavior disorders. Now, as a singer/songwriter, there’s no more basic function than getting onstage and getting something personal off her chest. She delivers her roots-soul originals with articulate warmth and authority. Performance begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 in advance at Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Avenue. For more information, call (904) 601-2118 or visit storyandsongbookstore.com.
October 6 - 13
16th Annual Amelia Island Jazz Festival
Spirit of New Orleans is the theme for this years festival. Kick it off Sunday the 6th with free Jazz in the Park at 2:00pm with UNF Jazz Ensemble 2 directed by Dennis Marks. Headliners include Trio Caliente at The Sand Bar & Kitchen on the 10th at 7:00pm, Delfeayo Marsalis at Fernandina Beach Golf Club on the 12th at 7:00pm & Jamil Sharif Fernandina Beach Golf Club on the 11th at 7:00pm. For more info on the full line up, various venues, prices and times, please visit ameliaislandjazzfestival.com or call (904)-504- 4772.
October 7, 14, 21, 28
12 week course beginning September 30 every Monday night 7:00pm - 8:15pm. Make up classes available. $130 for 12 weeks. Community Yoga + Wellness, Iyengar Yoga North Florida LLC. 210 Beech Street (904)-613-6345.
Newcomers Club Coffee
The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island hosts its monthly coffee on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:30am. Women interested in joining the club who reside in Nassau County are welcome to attend. For further information, contact [email protected].
Survivor of Suicide Support Group
Open support group meeting intended for people who have lost a family member or close friend to suicide. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:30pm to 6:00pm at COA Life Center, 1901 Island Walkway. For more information, contact Bob Bolan at (904)-891-4302 or email [email protected].
Understanding Our World
Nancy Dickson facilitates our non-fiction book selection. This month’s selection is Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister.10:00am - 11:00am, Free. Story & Song Bistro Bookstore 1430 Park Ave. For more information, call (904)-601-2118 or visit storyandsongbookstore.com.
Women, Wealth & Wine
An informal group of women who meet second Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm to discuss financial and related issues affecting us all. Join us at our next meeting. Please contact Nicola Nichol CFA, financial advisor. (904)-305-2608. [email protected]
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. 11:30am 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. Meet the second Thursday of every month at 7pm in the Parlor Room at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Fernandina Beach. (904) 530-6500. [email protected]
October 11, 12
Southeastern Ribs Championships
Fundraiser for Northeast Florida Advocates for Autism and related Disabilites, Inc. Event will feature the south’s finest pit masters vying for the best ribs in the southeast. SCA sanctioned steak cook-off is on Friday night.Live music, vendors and a beer garden. 32 North Fletcher Avenue, Fernandina Main Beach Park. Begins Friday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm Find them on Facebook or call (904) 624-6148.
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.
23rd Annual 8 Flags Car Show
Historic Centre Street hosts from 8:00am-4:00pm. Registration forms are available at www.ameliacruizers.org.
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 www.AmeliaCommunityTheatre.org.
Hassle Free Decorate Your Tree
Join us from 5:30 - 8:30pm to learn the necessary key components that make your tree spectacular to include Christmas tree lighting, bow making and organization. Cost is $99 per person (includes food & wine). Call Revelation Design at (904) 261-5546 to sign-up, or register on our website at www.revelation.design.
Yoga for the Spine
All levels workshop, exploring movement for a healthy spine. 5:30pm - 6:45pm. Community Yoga + Wellness, Iyengar Yoga North Florida LLC. 210 Beech Street. (904)-613-6345. www.yoga-amelia.com
Pasta for Paws
Ninth annual Spaghetti dinner to benefit Nassau Humane Society. Silent auction and live music, $14.00 at the door. Atlantic Recreation Center 2500 Atlantic Ave. 4:30pm-7:30pm. For more information, visit nassauhumanesociety.com or contact Penny Landregan at (904)-277-1152.