Local events restricted or canceled due to coronavirus prevention efforts


A number of organizations have announced the cancellation or postponement of upcoming events due to federal, state, and local guidelines meant to limit gatherings so that the novel coronavirus is not spread:  Author Kristin Harmel’s discussion about her book, The Winemaker’s Wife,...


A number of organizations have announced the cancellation or postponement of upcoming events due to federal, state, and local guidelines meant to limit gatherings so that the novel coronavirus is not spread: 

Author Kristin Harmel’s discussion about her book, The Winemaker’s Wife, and champagne reception scheduled for Thursday have been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival announced Monday that – in addition to the previously announced cancellation of the Itzhak Perlman concert on March 19 – Valentina Lisitsa and Lynn Harrell have also elected to cancel their appearances on March 31 and April 5, respectively. The Festival will be issuing refunds to ticketholders as soon as possible. Also canceled are the March 27 free family concert with the Kelly/Scott Quintet and the March 28 free Concert in the Park with the UNF Big Band Ensemble. Final decisions about proceeding with the Dover Quartet concert on April 17, the Dover’s Master Class on April 18, and the Zukerman Trio season finale performance on April 26 will be made by mid-April. Depending upon circumstances over the next 30 days, including the possibility of additional artist cancellations, these performances will be held. However, ticket sales to these concerts have been suspended until further notice. If canceled, refunds will be made to ticketholders.

The Arc Nassau has canceled its annual Celebrity Benefit Luncheon that was set for Thursday and Friday. It will not be rescheduled.

The Men’s Newcomers Club will not hold its monthly meeting Thursday.

Amelia Musical Playhouse has canceled this weekend’s performances of Folliesas well as a movie screening of The Last Page of Summerthat had been scheduled for later this month.

The Cars & Conversations event slated for Saturday has been canceled.

The American Needle-point Guild has canceled its “Make and Take” needlepoint ornament workshop scheduled for Saturday.

The Fernandina Beach Friends of the Library and The Lakeside at Amelia Island have postponed Stories on Stage, originally planned for Sunday, March 22. The event will be rescheduled for a later date. Friends of the Library will be refunding all ticket sales. Email treasurer@fernandinafol.org. For other questions or concerns, call (904) 321-6529.

The Bartram Garden Club’s floral design demonstration by Marilyn Smith and Cathy Snyder of the Garden Club of St. Augustine on Tuesday, March 24, has been canceled.

The Amelia Island Museum of History, in partnership with the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project, has postponed the March 25 unveiling of a new historical marker at Fort San Carlos in Fernandina Plaza Historic State Park. A new date will be announced.

Steve Leimberg, a professional portrait and fine-art wildlife photographer who had planned to conduct a photographic tour of Iceland on Thursday, March 26, at the Fernandina Beach Library, has canceled the event. It may be rescheduled for a future date.

The Take Stock in Children annual Light Up a Life gala scheduled for March 27 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has been canceled.

The Island Chamber Singers’ performances of A German Requiemby Johannes Brahms on March 27 and 29 has been rescheduled for Nov. 6 and 8 at Amelia Plantation Chapel.

Live Ink Theatre’s staged reading of Mandy Hayne’s Walking the Wrong Way Home, a collection of southern stories that will have you rooting for saints, sinner and everyone in between, planned for Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, has been postponed.

Originally scheduled for April 11, the ninth annual Big Band Bash Benefit Gala has been postponed to a later date to be determined. Tickets that were already purchased will be good for the rescheduled Big Band Bash; however, refunds are available upon request. For more information, visit ameliaislandjazzfestival.com.

The Amelia Island Dance Festival that had been planned for April 16-19 has been rescheduled to Aug. 27-30.

The Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1970’s 50th class reunion scheduled for the weekend of April 17-18 has been canceled but may be rescheduled.

The 15th annual Railroad Day Festival and Classic Car Show scheduled for April 18 has been moved to Nov. 7.

The city of Fernandina Beach’s scheduled Recycling and Hazardous Waste Collection event on April 18 has been postponed. A new date has not been announced.

The Amelia Island Museum of History has canceled its Cottages & Courtyards tour and fundraiser that had been scheduled for April 18, according to Executive Director Phyllis Davis. The event will not be rescheduled this year.

This year’s Wild Amelia Festival, which usually takes place in May, has been postponed. A new date may be announced in the future.

Amelia Community Theatre has canceled all performances of its upcoming productions The Book of Willand Where Worlds Once Were. In addition, all acoustic sessions scheduled for March and April have been canceled.

All UF/IFAS Nassau Extension programs, including 4-H, Landscape Matters classes, and plant clinics, have been canceled through the end of March.

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens will be closed through Friday, April 3 (subject to change).

Ballroom on Amelia has canceled all of its remaining March classes at both the Amelia Island and Wildlight locations.

All programs at Nassau County public libraries through April 6 have been canceled and the libraries will be closed to the public through that date.

All branches of First Coast YMCA will be closed until further notice.