Sunday, June 20, 2010

First Annual High-Tide Womens’ Weekend October 1 and 2

Fernandina Beach, Fla. (April 20, 2010) Coastal Connections, an event planning company based on Amelia Island, Florida announces the First Annual High Tide Womens’ Weekend scheduled for October 1-2, 2010. The weekend events celebrate women and the love of books. Weekend events will take place in historic Fernandina Beach.

Friday night will offer a sunset cruise with invited authors. Saturday programs offer fun and information including: Grits Making Workshop, Belly Dancing, Yoga on The Beach, Women’s Health Must-Dos, Art Gallery Crawl, Cajun Cooking Demonstration, Jewelry Making and Book Club Workshops.

The Amelia Island Museum of History will offer a special walking tour – Women That Made History – Fernandina. In addition, an art gallery crawl, yoga on the beach and kayaking option will be offered. Book signings will end the day and a special event is being planned for Saturday night. In addition, a writers' workshop coordinated by author Carol O’Dell will be offered.

Featured authors include Kathy Patrick, author of The Pulpwood Queens’, Tiara-Wearing, Book-Sharing GUIDE TO LIFE ( and Robert Leleux, Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy (

The Hampton Inn and Suites located at the harbor in downtown Fernandina Beach will offer special rates and will be headquarters for the High Tide weekend.

“Amelia Island is the perfect place for women who love books and women who love to have fun," shared Dickie Anderson coordinator of the first time event.

Anderson is a free-lance writer, author and director of the Amelia Island Book Festival 2010.

Scheduled events will support island non-profits. For more information, contact Dickie Anderson at or call 904-556-6455.

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