When it rains it pours and when the suns shines there is way too much to do on Amelia Island in one weekend.
It’s one of those weekends again that the yard has to wait and grocery shopping is done after midnight. Amelia Island is Buzzing and the weather is cooperating.
This is a limited sampling of what we’re looking at for this first weekend in April:
• The Palace Saloon is organizing the Second Annual Golf Classic to Benefit Micah’s Place at the Omni Amelia Island Oak Marsh Golf Course this weekend. First Choice Car Care (Goodyear) owner-operator Mike Burdett sent me the attached announcement about the event that is hosted by celebrity golfer and founding member of the popular 90s boy band ‘N Sync and Nigels Eleven.
The event kicks off with a Gala Dinner at Sheffield’s on Saturday evening, followed by some serious golfing on Sunday. All to benefit Micah’s Place.
Nadine Vaughan, local author of “Native Land, Lost in the Mystery of Time” found no lesser person than Buffalo Child to perform in the movie trailer they’re shooting this weekend for the feature movie of the same title. Buffalo, who is known for his many native American roles, most
notably probably Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves, Call of the Wild and Northern Exposure, has granted us an exclusive interview on Saturday. Stay tuned on that one.
The long awaited bicentennial celebration in Old Town Fernandina is also on the agenda with a full day of activities, among which a Pirate Invasion, a sailboat race, lots of music and food and many other attractions. I even received notice from Pétanque America‘s head honcho Philippe Boets that for the special occasion, the local club will be exchanging their Saturday morning “work-out” at the downtown boatramp, to a full day exhibition at the Plaza in Old Town.
• The Florida House Inn comes back full force in the local entertainment line up with no less than guitar virtuoso Rafael Manriquez and DuaMuxa on Saturday evening.
I would consider Manriquez one of South America’s most beautiful artists, molding beautiful guitar renditions and an intriguing tenor voice into an evening that may feel like a Latin vacation.
• In addition Historic Downtown starts of April with Sounds on Centre on Friday evening, The Amelia Island Chamber Singers kick off spring with a recital on Friday and Sunday afternoon,
the local law enforcement charity Shiny Badges starts a Summer of 100 Beers at Sheffield’s tonight and Fort Clinch will be the place to learn about our precious history this weekend. To learn more just click on our Community Calendar.
As usual when the Summer temperatures reach our shores, Amelia Island offers more weekend entertainment and things to do than one person can reasonably attend.
Should you decide to stay home and enjoy the beautiful weather on your back porch you may want to spend an hour on your laptop reminiscing this year’s Concours d’Elegance, which just announced the release of some 12,000 photographs recently taken by official concours photographer Neil Rashba (www.rashba.com and www.smugmug.com)
See you around somewhere, sometime.