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

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Saturdays

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!

 

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1st Friday Monthly

Friday, October 7

3-4:30 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Tea & Tales

Hosted by Ron Kurtz

Join us for afternoon tea with readings by Ron Kurtz. 

Menu: Tea Sandwiches:
Cucumber

Chicken Salad

Smoked Tomato Toastie

Fresh Fruit

Scones

Petit Gâteau

$20 per person. Purchase tickets here.

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3rd Sunday Monthly

Sunday, September 18

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.

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Tuesday, September 27

4-6 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Amelia Island Writers

George Weinstein, director of the Atlanta Writers Group, and local author Julia McDermott, will discuss writing in different styles, from thrillers to historical fiction. Become a better reader and writer through this entertaining and educational program, facilitated by Mollie Bork, published novelist and poet. A selection of books will be available for purchase.

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1st Thursday Monthly

Thursday,  October 6

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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2nd Sunday Monthly

Sunday,  October 9

12-2 pm

Story & Song Courtyard

"Songs by the Sea"

Singer/songwriter Quincy Allen Flint will perform "Songs by the Sea".

Free and open to all.

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3rd Tuesday Monthly

Tuesday, September 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.

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Last Wednesday Monthly

Wednesday, September 28

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.

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1st Thursday Monthly

Thursday,  October 6

5-6:15 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Story & Song Book Group

Homegoing

by Yaa Gyasi

See summary and purchase here

or 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 Tuesday Monthly

Tuesday, October 11

3:30 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Tuesdays with TED

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

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3rd Wednesday Monthly

Wednesday, September 21

6-8 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Cinema, Conversation & Chow

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. Optional heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverage of choice available at 5:30 pm for $15.

Call 904-601-2118 for reservations.

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2nd Monday Monthly

Monday,  October 10

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.

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  • September 12:– “Migrations” by Charlotte McConaghy 

  • October 10, 11 AM – “Apples Never Fall” by Liane Moriarty 

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

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