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Learn more about the global impact of AIP landscape architect Ian McHarg

published: February 19th, 2024 in AIPCA Updates, News & Events, The Oaks, Thoughtful Thursday

“Focus on 50” is a three-part presentation series examining various aspects of Amelia Island Plantation’s history. Our Thoughtful Thursday on February 22 will kick-off this in-depth look into our history with “Design with Nature,” an influential book by one of the world’s most influential landscape architects of the 20th century – Ian McHarg. McHarg’s “McHargian Analysis” process sought to balance the built environment with the natural environment. This process laid the foundations for modern design and planning techniques used by engineers, planners, designers, etc, and Amelia Island Plantation is part of that storied, influential history. Dr. Taylor Clem from UF/IFAS… Read More »

Full house for ‘Reverberations of the Revolution”

published: January 17th, 2024 in AIPCA Updates, News & Events, Special Events

In partnership with the U.S. Constitution Scholarship Foundation, AIPCA hosted a presentation from EverScholar, “Reverberations of the Revolution,” on Monday, January 15, at Walker’s Landing. Moderated by AIPCA Board Member Owen Williams, the evening featured reflections on the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the founding fathers from Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law in both Yale College and Yale Law School. AIPCA Board Member Helen Cook Eustace spoke on behalf of the AIPCA at the event and previewed upcoming celebrations of Amelia Island Plantation’s 50th anniversary… Read More »

Community members gather at The Oaks to play Bingo! with Emily.

Start the new year with Game Night at The Oaks

published: January 3rd, 2024 in AIPCA Updates, Game Night, News & Events

Come join us for a fun-filled night of Bingo! with Emily on Monday, January 8, at The Oaks, 203 Sea Marsh. Doors to the Sunset Room open at 4:30 pm for card sales – cards are $1. (Cash only; $5 and $1 bills are greatly appreciated.) Buy as many or as few as you want — your card purchases contribute to the prize pot. Refreshments and snacks are welcome — games start at 5 pm.

Hardiness Zone changes: What you need to know*

published: December 5th, 2023 in AIPCA Updates, Green Life, News & Events

Change is the only inevitability. We see it in the metamorphosis of insects, the too-quick growth of our children, the gray in our hair. From one moment to the next, the cells that comprise our bodies are shifting, changing, dying, regenerating. The planet changes too, in cyclical patterns or abruptly, suddenly, and occasionally catastrophically. Often, this is too subtle for us to notice or the changes move at the pace of stones and therefore escape us. In our efforts to grasp the changing world, we create maps, models, lists and diagrams. What is a hardiness map?As a tool for understanding,… Read More »

Join us as we ‘Light Up The Oaks’ December 1

published: November 27th, 2023 in AIPCA Updates, News & Events, Special Events

We’re kicking off the holiday season in AIP with good food, bright lights, and holiday cheer at Light Up The Oaks starting at 5:30 pm Friday, December 1. We’ll flip the switch on the hundreds of festive lights decorating the community center at approximately 6:15 pm. Children will enjoy storytime and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Watch popular short TV holiday classics on an outdoor screen. Try your hand at decorating an ornament to take home, or write Santa a letter and tell him what you really want this year. Two food trucks will serve delicious food to enjoy… Read More »

AIPCA Season of Giving

Season of Giving food drive to benefit our Nassau County neighbors

published: November 16th, 2023 in AIPCA Updates, News & Events

Brighten the season for the less fortunate in Nassau County by bringing donations for AIPCA’s annual Season of Giving food drive launching next week at Security Q&A on November 22. Your donations of non-perishable food items will be given to an outstanding local nonprofit organization: Gracie’s Kitchen. Gracie’s Kitchen is based in Yulee and provides hot dinners four days a week to those in need, as well as stocking a food pantry and pet supplies corner. Gracie’s Kitchen needs cereal, canned soups and stews, canned vegetables and fruits, pasta and pasta sauces, crackers and cookies, bottled water, juices and sports… Read More »

Celebrate the season at Fall Festival November 11

published: November 6th, 2023 in AIPCA Updates, Drummond Point Park, News & Events, Special Events, The Oaks

Sat Nov 11 | 12-3 pm | Drummond Point Park Join us for a fabulous fall afternoon of great food and family fun! Best of all — it’s all free! The annual Fall Festival brings our community together in beautiful Drummond Point Park to celebrate this wonderful time of year here in AIP. Always held the second Saturday in November, this year’s festival will be 12-3 pm November 11. In honor of Veterans Day, we’ll have special name tags for festival-goers who have served in our nation’s armed services. We’ll take a moment at 1 pm to salute our veterans… Read More »

Halloween Parade & Party October 31

published: October 30th, 2023 in AIPCA Updates, News & Events, Special Events

A parade of ghosts, superheroes, witches and more will kick off a fang-tastic evening of holiday fun at The Oaks! Line-up of golf carts/low-speed vehicles will begin at 4:30 pm at Walker’s Landing. The parade will step off at 5 pm. Spectators are invited to view the parade as it snakes its way from Walker’s Landing to The Oaks, 203 Sea Marsh. Prizes will be awarded for All in the Family, Most Creative, and Best in Show. Winners will be announced at 5:30 pm at The Oaks and must be present to win. Immediately following at The Oaks there will… Read More »

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