ACTIVITIES

Our Club offers a variety of fun and engaging activities in which members can participate.  Each activity group is run by a member volunteer and holds events at least once a month, with many of the fitness groups hosting events weekly or bi-weekly.  

As a member if you would like to receive event communications for a specific activity group be sure to update your Activity Group Interest in your Member Profile.  Additionally, if you would like more information about an activity group feel free to reach out to the group’s chair, which can be found using the Activity Committee Search page in the member portion of our website.  

If you are a prospective member and would like to try out one of our group activities please contact our Welcome Committee.

 FITNESS

Barre

Barre fitness is a hybrid workout class, combining ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and strength training.

 
Bicycle Club

The bicycle group alternates their bike rides between Ft. Clinch and the south end of the island from the Verandah restaurant parking lot 


Dance

Learn all dance styles. Weekly dance lessons for ladies only with classes both for beginners and those who know the basics. 

 
Fitness Walking

Members participate in a 2-4 mile walk at various locations on and near the island to promote fitness and friendship.    

       

Golf

The golfers meet at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation (no membership is required).  Clinics are available for new golfers.  Note that reservations are required to play.


Kayaking

Members enjoy paddling on the beautiful waterways of Amelia Island and St. Mary’s, GA, on guided kayak trips.  No experience necessary – beginners are always welcome!


Pickleball

A fun racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis.  Activity includes clinics and free play.  All equipment is provided.


Pilates

Classes at a local studio that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements.

 
Tennis

Activity includes clinics and free play.


 FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Welcome and Introduction to Newcomers

This activity is designed to allow prospective members and new members to meet current club members and learn more about the club.


Dinner for Eight

Monthly dinner parties for 6-8 people are held at multiple homes on the same night.  This event is for singles or couples.  Dinner guests will be asked to either host, or provide a main or side dish, or bring dessert and a bottle of wine.


Gourmet

This group participates in a monthly event which may involve food sampling and recipes, preparation and lectures by local food merchants, wine tastings, etc.


Mix and Mingle

These monthly event gatherings are at members’ homes.  Everyone brings their drink of choice and an appetizer.  Spouses/partners are welcome.  Quarterly a ladies only event is also offered.


Second Sunday Brunch

This group enjoys a leisurely brunch together once a month at various local restaurants.


 TRIPS AND OUTINGS

Boating Buddies

This group enjoys short boat trips around the island.


Cruising the River

Pontoon boat excursions to explore the rivers and creeks around Amelia Island.  Great for photography or just relaxing with a glass of wine.

 
Gadabouts

This group meets once or twice a month to explore the local area.


TREX

Field Trips to nearby destinations in Northern Florida and Georgia.

 

Travel Near and Far

Day trips and overnight trips are offered to local destinations.


 GAMES

Bunko

Bunko is an easy dice game of chance that fosters relationships, as you are always changing partners.


Canasta

Canasta is a card game for two to six people.  New players and all levels are welcome.  You do not need to know how to play – we will teach you.


Euchre  

Euchre is a fun card game that is played with a partner.  Euchre clinics will be offered.  Spouses/partners are welcome.


Pennies
Also known as Pennies for Heaven.  Pennies is a card game within the Canasta family.  Each player is dealt a hand of cards, called pennies, which can be picked up only when the player has completed a canasta.
 

Mah Jongg

You must have an American Mahjongg card to play.  Lessons are given once a year.


Poker

We play the Texas Hold’em style of poker.  This is easy to learn and new players are welcome.


 THEATRE AND MOVIES

Reel Junkies
This group selects an afternoon movie to enjoy together, then dinner for social time and conversation about the movie.
 
Theater
Members interested in theatre attend monthly live theater or movie events.  Selections are made from local and surrounding area theatres.
 

 OTHER INTERESTS

Arts and Crafts

Various crafting classes to learn new crafts.  From card making to pouring resin to create wall art, monthly offerings are interesting and fun!

 
Book Review

A pre-selected book is discussed in detail.


Classical Music

This activity is for anyone interested in increasing their knowledge of classical music. We watch a lecture and listen to a full performance of the piece studied in the lecture, then discuss it.


Financial Education

Members engage in educational presentations and discussions on various financial topics of interest at this monthly gathering.


Gardening

This group addresses different aspects of gardening on the First Coast.


Read and Share

Participants meet in homes and around town to discuss books they have read.  Just enough information about a book is revealed to help determine if you would be interested in reading it.


Shutter Bugs

Whether you are an avid photographer or just love snapping pictures on your cell phone, this group has something for you.  Activities vary each month and include instructions, photo share, photo walks and more!


Stitchers

We embrace stitchers of all levels of expertise and we explore knitting, crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint, sewing, quilting and more.  Demonstrations and sharing are encouraged.


 SERVICE

Community Service

Community Service is the fund raising arm of the Club, donating to local charities throughout the year.  It raises money through 50/50 raffles and special events.  It also supports Bingo for ARC bi-monthly




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