Shopping, Pampering and Fun For an Important Cause!
Get ready to shop, learn something new and be entertained at Divas’ Day Out Sept. 17, 2016, in the Fernandina Beach Atlantic Rec Center Auditorium. Our fun event will benefit Girl Power 2 Cure, a nonprofit working to cure Rett Syndrome.
Featured on Stage throughout the Day:
Jazzercise – 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
What: Jazzercise, Fernandina’s workout program that incorporates exercise and dance moves for a full workout that includes cardio and toning, will demonstrate some of their moves. With workout routines set to popular tunes, it’s hard NOT to want to join in!
Ballroom on Amelia – 11 a.m.
What: Ballroom on Amelia offers group classes and private lessons in ballroom dancing. Some of their best adult dancers will sweep you off your feet with their beautiful moves on stage.
Retail Therapy Consignment and Wiggle Worms Mother-Daughter Fashion Show – 12 p.m.
What: Retail Therapy Consignment will show you what’s in and teach you how to get the look for less in its fashion show, and – for the younger divas – Wiggle Worms will be bringing some adorable kids on stage to model their kids’ fashions, as well! We’ll also have our first maternity model this year, modeling a maternity outfit from Wiggle Worms. We can’t wait to see the show!
Bodyworks of NE Florida Aerial Dance – 12:30 p.m.
What: Bodyworks of NE Florida uses massive silk fabrics to perform aerial dance which actually is a fantastic workout. Some of their youngest aerial dancers will perform on stage, hanging from silks that will be rigged up to the auditorium ceiling. It’s a sight you won’t want to miss!
Royal Amelia Dance Academy (RAD) – 1 p.m.
What: See the fantastic dance and athleticism of Royal Amelia Dance Academy’s children’s and teens’ programs. Royal Amelia Dance Academy takes great pride in providing students with the best possible education in all disciplines of dance.
Cottonways Fashion Show – 2 p.m.
What: Cottonways, a clothing and jewelry store in downtown Fernandina Beach, will show off its prewashed cotton gauze fashions. Their colorful clothes are the best of both worlds: comfortable and beautiful!
Women’s Self Defense Demo – 3 p.m.
What: Sifu Jonathan Petree, founder of Atlantic Warriors, will demonstrate women’s self defense moves you can learn on the spot.
Music by DJ Rob Welton throughout the day
Between on-stage performances, you can enjoy popular, favorite “diva” music brought to you by DJ Robert Welton.
Especially for kids:
Diva Dress-Up Zone
What: This booth, sponsored and managed by Royal Amelia Dance Academy, gives the little ones a chance to dress up in their favorite diva getup. Princess gowns, tiaras and other fun dress up gear will be ready for them to model while they’re at Divas’ Day Out. (See more details in vendor listing below)
Diva Beauty Booth
What: Paul Mitchell The School Jacksonville, a beauty school, will be at Divas’ Day Out to make divas of all ages look lovely, with free hairstyling and glitter tattoos.
FREE learn-to-play tennis clinic
What: Omni Amelia Island Plantation is graciously lending us some tennis pros to offer a FREE learn to play tennis clinic for kids all day alongside Pirate Playground outside the rec center!
A visit from Minnie Mouse and her friends
What: Miss Mascot Rentals, a Yulee-based business that offers costumed characters for special events, will visit with all our little divas from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Minnie Mouse and a couple of her friends will be on hand for meet and greets and photo ops with the little ones.
Face Painting (see more info under Debra Heuskin Face Painting below)
There will be 30 vendor booths. Here are some of the businesses you’ll see (more businesses TBA):
A Hand to Hold Doula
What: Popular local doula Rebecca Claire McKinney will be at Divas’ Day Out to introduce herself and her services as a birth doula, perinatal fitness instructor, placenta encapsulation specialist and childbirth educator. She will also have information on other pregnancy-related resources in our area. Her booth will include a cozy spot for moms who want to sit and nurse or bottle feed their babies. There will be bottled water and homemade lactation cookies for mom to snack on. Rebecca will even share the recipe for the cookies! She’ll also supply a changing table for mamas with little ones in tow.
What: This booth features your favorite Avon makeup and fragrances, but also shampoos, conditioners, Skin So Soft (as ALWAYS), gift items, clothing, shoes, purses…. Did you know Avon even has kids’ and men’s items, umbrellas and more? There will also be FREE samples and a giveaway at this booth!
Ballroom on Amelia
What: Ballroom on Amelia offers group classes and private lessons in ballroom dancing. Meet them at their table to learn about their offerings. Some of their best adult dancers also will sweep you off your feet with their beautiful moves on stage.
Beauti Bows & More
What: Beauti Bows & More specializes in adorable girly gear, from precious hair bows to sassy tutus, dresses and more.
Boston Photography Diva Photo Booth
What: Boston Photography sets up a fun photo booth fit for a diva, with a silly backdrop and fun props. It’s the perfect place to capture the moment after you visit our Diva Dress Up booth for a fun outfit and our salon booth for a fun hairdo! The resulting professional photos are perfect for sharing on Facebook, capturing a fun girls’ day out!
What: Alternative earth friendly products that can benefit you and your family, including your pets! The company offers a little bit of everything from skin care products to pet products to cleaning supplies. Consultant Ashley Powell will tell you all about it.
Debra Heuskin Face and Body Painter
Debra Heuskin is a Jacksonville artist known as much for her beautiful photography as she is for her artistic face painting skills. Her face painting designs are perfect for divas: picture butterfly “masks,” angel wings, flowers, rainbow hues, sparkles, you name it, she can do it.
First Federal Bank of Florida
First Federal is a customer-owned, local community bank that was founded over 50 years ago. They are dedicated to their customers and seeing our community grow. They’ll be on hand at Divas’ Day Out to talk about their Student Savers account for kids. This account is a great tool to help teach children the importance of saving.
Girl Power 2 Cure
What: Girl Power 2 Cure is on a mission to end Rett Syndrome, a devastating neurological disorder that strikes almost exclusively in girls, taking away motor skills like walking and talking. It is the most severe form of autism. Thankfully, there is a lot of research pointing toward a cure on the horizon. Girl Power 2 Cure is based on Amelia Island and serves families all over the U.S. They can tell you more about their work and how to get involved at their booth. They will also have some fun merchandise for sale and their fabulous lemonade stand.
What: “Wrapreneur” Lynn Carper will be on hand at Divas’ Day Out to show you how the It Works! Ultimate Body Wrap really works! The company makes all kinds of other health-focused products, too.
What: Beautiful nail wraps and other nail and handcare products to pamper yourself. Penny Logan will have sample nail wraps for you to try!
What: Jazzercise is Fernandina’s workout program that incorporates exercise and dance moves for a full workout that includes cardio and toning. Their Jazzercise “Divas” will be demonstrating on stage and Jazzercise will be offering a special signup discount at Divas Day Out.
Jewelry in Candles
What: Jessica Yagins and Kayleen Douglass are ready to introduce you to Jewelry in Candles. Just like the name says, these pretty candles have jewelry hidden inside them. Don’t worry, your surprise jewelry is safely wrapped in a foil covering for you to enjoy once the candle melts away.
La Soucique Studio silversmith
What: Handmade, one-of-a-kind sea-inspired artisan jewelry. This sterling silver sea glass jewelry is all made on Amelia Island by the talented Kimberly Hanna-Wallis.
What: LuLaRoe sells women’s and girls’ dresses, maxi skirts, pencil skirts, a-line skirts, sheath dresses, leggings and more, and they are all simply comfortable. A limited number of each style is available, so you are sure not to see many others wearing your special LuLaRoe piece.
What: Custom design your own “living locket” on the spot at with this fun, modern, fashionable jewelry line’s “jewelry bar.” Add your own choice of charms, chains, dangles, plates and tag jewelry. The perfect idea to create for mom at Divas’ Day Out, which is the day before Mother’s Day!
Paisley Grace Designs
What: Paisley Grace Designs is dedicated to helping you unleash your inner creativity in its Fernandina shop, where it regularly hosts painting parties! Kids can do a little painting project at Divas’ Day Out. Paisley Grace, the brilliant idea of local mom Heather Bennett, also specializes in custom gifts & home decor.
What: Everything you need to cook and entertain at home, including high-quality baking tools, cookware, cutlery, cookbooks, Stoneware and pantry products. Cindy Williams is a longtime consultant who can give you all kinds of great tips, recipes and ideas.
What: Fashion forward jewelry at a friendly price: just $5 a piece! Consultant Kelley Lizardi can’t wait to tell you all about it.
What: Paulette Reese, Independent Distributor with Premier Designs Jewelry, will present this line of fashionable and affordable high fashion jewelry.
Rodan + Fields
What: Rodan + Fields was founded by world-renowned dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields and offers dermatology-based skincare designed to tackle a wide range of skin concerns including sun damage, sensitivity, acne, and anti-aging. Valerie Stidham will be on hand to tell you all about it.
Royal Amelia Dance Academy (RAD) Diva Dress Up Zone
What: Divas will be able to get all dolled up in fabulous costumes, courtesy of RAD. The Dress Up Zone is a huge hit every year, especially for little ones who like to dress up, then get hair and make-up done by our on-site salon, and then get pictures taken in our Diva Photo Booth. The result: the perfect pictures to remember the fun, or get the pics with a costumed character like Dora, Elsa or Minnie a one-of-a-kind memento.
What: Scented wax, warmers, body care, laundry scents and more with consultant Missy Olson.
Selph Expressions Catering
What: Selph Expressions Catering will be serving up a fantastic menu in the concession area at Divas’ Day Out, including gourmet adult food and kids’ choices. Then save room for dessert: Chef Elizabeth Selph will be serving up her famous gourmet cupcakes and other sweet treats.
Sonia C. Designs
What: Handmade one-of-a-kind items, including wine cork keychains, glitter magnets, ruffle scarves, wine glass charms and more.
What: High-quality, trendy tote bags, thermal bags, purses, etc. Most items can be personalized.
What: Preparation, storage, containment, and serving products for the kitchen and home. See Trish Parker’s gorgeous array of Tupperware products. Trish has been selling Tupperware for decades and can educate you about their products – and some killer recipes to use with them – like no one else!
Villa Villekulla Toy Store
What: Villa Villekulla Toys is a family-owned, neighborhood toy store in downtown Fernandina Beach that offers a carefully curated selection of high quality fun and educational toys for children of all ages and the young at heart. They’re coming to Divas’ Day Out with a booth featuring American Girl Doll Clothes, GoldiBlox, Calico Critters, fancy dress, and lots of fun girly toys!