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Special Events

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Be sure to view our Ongoing Series listings and

the Calendar for more upcoming events. 

View recorded events on our YouTube Channel & Facebook Live

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Tuesday,  May 24, 2022

3-5 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

"The War in Ukraine"

 

"A Stock-Taking After 3 Months"

Presented by Dr. Robert Bell

Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture, and Amelia Lifelong Learning are pleased to host the annual Curtis Meltzer Lecture.

Dr. Bell, who has extensive experience with NATO and the National  Security Council, will discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine and discuss each side's successes and mistakes to date.  His talk will conclude with a discussion and question and answer session about how this conflict might end.

Amelia Lifelong Learning is a small non-profit dedicated to continuing lifelong learning in Nassau County.  Dr. Curtis Meltzer was a founder of ALL, and this lecture is our way of recognizing his contribution to our community.

Purchase $10 ticket here.

 

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Friday,  June 3, 2022

2 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

"Dancing with Nature"

 

 

Amelia Island Dance Festival will show a series of dance films filmed on Amelia Island inspired by nature: “Spots on Amelia”,  “The Beach Lady Project”, “Wandering” and the Premiere of “Birds on Amelia.” Come see the films and join a discussion with the creators Susan Dodge and Troy Normandin. Free and open to all, though donations to the Dance Festival are gratefully accepted.

 

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Wednesday,  June 8, 2022

4 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

"Ride South Until the Sawgrass"

 

 

 

 

Author Event with

 James Chapin

Set during the tumultuous years of the Florida Territory's Second Seminole War and early statehood, Ride South Until the Sawgrass tells the story of Nat Quinto, his wife Lucy, and Jake Primrose, a rancher whose schemes to increase his already plentiful wealth ensnare everyone around him. The paths of the Primrose and Quinto families cross, separate, and inevitably intertwine in this fascinating account of "old Florida." 

 

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

3 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

"Palmettos and Saltwater"

 

Author Event with

Bryan Brooks

A decorated Navy officer returns home to Ft. Lauderdale in the midst of WWII to find his city awash with racial strife, German submarines offshore and the girl he loved questioning his real purpose for returning. A love song to a place that no longer exists.

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Wine & Wanderlust

Thursday,  May 26 • SOLD OUT!

5-7 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Wines & Wanderlust

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Love good wine, travel, learning about other cultures and food traditions around the world? 

 

Join us for a new educational wine series at Story & Song with Kara Joseph, author of If Wine Could Talk, in partnership with Wallace Pierson Travel. You'll travel to two regions of the world during each session, learning about the wine and food, culture and people. 

 

Explore the world with five wine tastings and four tapas plus photos and stories. 

  • $45 per person per class

  • Please call 904.601.2118 to register.

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Friday,  June 3, 2022

4 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

"Story & Song is for the Birds"

 

 

 

Ken Meyer, Executive Director of the Avian Research & Conservation Institute at the University of Florida, will talk about their problem-solving research on rare and imperiled birds to stimulate and inform management and conservation action. Free and open to all.

 

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Friday, June 17, 2022

4 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

"One Person, One Vote"

 

 

 

Book Author Launch with

Nick Seabrook

A redistricting crisis is now upon us. Nick Seabrook, an authority on constitutional and election law and an expert on gerrymandering, tells the history of how we got to this moment and shows us as well how to protect our most sacred, hard-fought principle of one person, one vote.

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Friday,  May 27, 2022

4 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

"Scent"

 

 

Author Event with

 perfumer Elise Pearlstine

Pearlstine uncovers the natural history of aromatic substances and their intersection with human culture and civilization.

 

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DonJuans

Saturday, June 4 at 5 pm

Su day, June 5 at 2 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

"An Evening of Story & Song" with The Don Juans

 

 

Grammy award winning singer/songwriters Don Henry & Jon Vezner in concert.

Purchase $25 tickets online here.

Saturday, June 4 at 5 pm

Sunday, June 5 at 2pm

 

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

5-7 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

"The Story of Jazz"
with Les DeMerle


 

 

 

"Dixieland" is the first of a 4-part series featuring musical styles and narrative.

 

Purchase $30 tickets online here.

 

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Ample parking!

Park in the large parking lot behind our building.

After business hours, feel free to park across Park Avenue where you’ll find two additional large parking areas.

 

Elevator

The first level of Story & Song is accessible.

If you would like to use the elevator to The Second Story, please use the middle entrance of the building to our west.