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. 


Tuesday, November 30

2:30-5 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Amelia Island Writers

"Memories of Hometown Holidays"

Share your memories of hometown holidays with the Amelia Island Writers. Regardless of the place you now call home, you're likely to have memories, funny stories or embarrassing moments from holidays on your street or in your neighborhood. Come prepared to read your story to the group, or simply attend and listen. All are welcome.

RSVP to LeeAnn Shobe by Nov. 27th.


Thursday, December 9

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.


3rd Tuesday Monthly

December 21 • 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. Free and open to all.



3:00 pm

In-person & Facebook Live

Short Stories, Essays, & Literary Meditations

Hosted by Ron Kurtz. Browse the newsletter for this week's selections. 

Watch previously recorded segments with Ron Kurtz on Story & Song's YouTube Channel.


Thursday,  December 11

3:30 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Mindfulness & Meditation

Take time for yourself, relaxing with mindful breathing patterns, guided visualizations and heart felt positive affirmations that connect mind, body and spirit. Carolyn Engleson is a Certified Holistic Nurse and Health and Wellness Coach with an extensive background in community health nursing and education. Come learn how to enhance your feeling of well-being and calmness. .


2nd Tuesday Monthly 

December 14 • 3:30 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Tuesdays with TED

Community conversation, ffacilitated by a local personality, over a topic of interest following a brief TED talk. Free and open all. 



10:30 am

Story Time with
Ms. Dearsha

Join us on at the store or on Facebook Live to listen to a story with Ms. Dearsha, our Children's Department Specialist.

Visit the Kids page for details and featured books.

Join us every week  in person!


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3rd Wednesday Monthly

December 15 • 5-7 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.


Thursday,  January 6

5-6:15 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Story & Song Book Group

After Betty Ramdin's husband dies, she invites a colleague, Mr. Chetan, to move in with her and her son, Solo. Over time, the three become a family, loving each other deeply and depending upon one another. Then, one fateful night, Solo overhears Betty confiding in Mr. Chetan and learns a secret that plunges him into torment. 


Solo flees Trinidad for New York to carve out a lonely existence as an undocumented immigrant, and Mr. Chetan remains the singular thread holding mother and son together. But soon, Mr. Chetan's own burdensome secret is revealed, with heartbreaking consequences. Love After Loveinterrogates love and family in all its myriad meanings and forms, asking how we might exchange an illusory love for one that is truly fulfilling. 


In vibrant, addictive Trinidadian prose, Love After Love questions who and how we love, the obligations of family, and the consequences of choices made in desperation.