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Ongoing Series

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. "

Vincent Van Gogh

Story & Song is hosting events in the Art Gallery, and many virtual events, too.

All events are free unless otherwise noted. ​

Be sure to view our Special Events listings and the Calendar for more upcoming events.

View recorded events on our YouTube Channel & Facebook Live



10:30 am

Story Time with
Ms. Dearsha

Join us at the store  to listen to a story with Ms. Dearsha, our Director of Children’s Merchandise and Programming.

See Kids & YA for details, featured books, and StoryTime info. 


See you Saturday!


1st Thursday Monthly

Thursday, June 1

4:30-6:30 pm

Story & Song Courtyard

New Neighbor Nite

Make new friends and exchange tips about goods and services while enjoying live entertainment, wine and beer at happy hour prices, and complimentary nibbles. Free and open to all newcomers.

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2nd Sunday Monthly

Sunday,  June 11

12-2 pm

Story & Song Courtyard

"Songs by the Sea"

Enjoy lunch in the “secret garden of wings” courtyard while listening to the mellow sounds of singer/songwriter Quincy Allen Flint.

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3rd Sunday Monthly

Sunday,  June 19

1 pm

Story & Song Courtyard

Old Time Music Jam

If you join us on the third Sunday of most every month, you’ll hear a cacophony of sound. Guitars strumming, banjos tuning, fingers plucking away at violin strings, until one fiddle takes charge and the courtyard erupts into music without a sheet of music in sight. Old Time music played at the FBOTJ (Fernandina Beach Old Time Jam) blends traditions brought to America by early European settlers and enslaved Africans. Come listen—you might even be moved to learn to play an instrument and become part of the tradition yourself.


Free and open to all.

No reservation necessary.


Watch for new schedule!

4-6 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Amelia Island Writers

Members of the Amelia Island Writers Group will be bringing books they've read this past year, and sharing why they made an impact. All are welcome to attend ... maybe you'll find a book just waiting to change your life!

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1st Monday Monthly

Monday,  June 5

3:30 pm

Story and Song Art Gallery

"Connecting Communities" Conversation

T.R. Richardson, Executive Director of  the Nassau Racial Equality Coalition (NREC), facilitates a conversation focused on listening and understanding. Let's talk about how we can continue to do our part locally to push progress forward toward equity and equality. With open minds and open hearts, we can break down barriers and build bridges of understanding and acceptance within Nassau County. Join us in fostering a safe and respectful space for everyone to share their experiences, perspectives and opinions. Let's celebrate our differences and work towards a more equitable and just society in Nassau County.


1st Thursday Monthly

Thursday,  June 1

5-6:15 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Story & Song Book Group

"The Paper Palace"

by  Miranda Cowley Heller

Reserve your copy here, or purchase in the store. 

Enjoy Happy Hour prices for wine and craft beer and come enjoy the conversation! 

Free and open to all.

See all programs for Avid Readers, and upcoming  S&S Book Group selections.  

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2nd Monday Monthly

Monday,  June 12 

11 am

Story & Song Art Gallery

NAMI Neighborhood Book Club

(National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Mental health challenges are often poorly understood yet can have a major impact on individuals, families and the community. There are many books depicting these problems in believable, empathetic and thought-provoking ways.

The NAMI Neighborhood Book Club meets the 2nd Monday of every month. and is facilitated by NAMI volunteers.

All are welcome to attend and are invited to stay for lunch afterward.

Upcoming Selections


The Queen of the Tambourine 

by Jane Gardam

A recent winner of Britain's Whitbread Award for Best Novel of the Year. It is a haunting, hilarious portrait of a woman on the edge of madness.

Available in store or

reserve and pick-up here.



3rd Tuesday Monthly

Tuesday,  June 20

3:30 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Poetry Canteen

with Nola Perez & friends

Amelia Island’s Poet Laureate Nola Perez and friends gather to share their love of poetry, reading their own works or favorites of others. There will be a five-minute “open mic” format to read your work.

Free and open to all.


1st Thursday Monthly

Thursday,  June 1

3:30 pm

Story and Song Art Gallery

Mindfulness & Meditation

Valerie Brandt leads us in a session of Yoga Nidra followed by the soothing sounds of her "singing crystal bowls." If you haven't tried it, but you've been feeling the need for calm and peace in your life, please join us! Yoga Nidra is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. There's enough room upstairs to allow us to maintain safe distances, whether seated upright or stretched out on the carpet. Bring a mat if you'd like to stretch out on the carpet and a sweater or blanket, too.

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1st Friday Monthly

Friday, June 2

3-4:30 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Tea & Tales

Hosted by Ron Kurtz

Join us for afternoon tea with readings by Ron Kurtz. 

We will be serving:

  • Rose and Champagne Shortbread

  • Lemon and Raspberry Tart

  • Hibiscus and Dark Chocolate Scones

  • Lavender Chicken Salad

  • Orange Blossom Tea Sandwiches

  • Cucumber and Matcha Tea Sandwiches

  • Radish Salad

$25 per person.

Purchase tickets here.


2nd Tuesday Monthly

Tuesday, June 13 

3:30 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Tuesdays with TED


“The Secret to Becoming

Mentally Strong”

by Amy Morin LCSW, psychotherapist and an instructor at Northeastern University, Boston. Following the video will be a community discussion led by NAMI Volunteer and Starting Point Board Member Maureen Kingsley Paschke.

Monthly TED talks are community conversation, facilitated  by a local personality, over a topic of interest.

Free and open all. 


3rd Wednesday Monthly

Wednesday, June 21

6-8 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Cinema & Conversation 

Books aren’t the only medium to talk about. Join us to watch a film chosen for its meaningful theme, and stay for a facilitated discussion after.

Free and open to all.

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