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Community author featured at Thoughtful Thursday

published: August 16th, 2023 by

Calling all readers! We’re shining a spotlight on authors at our next two Thoughtful Thursdays. First up at 5 pm August 24 is AIP’s own Capt. Pat Gordon, a pilot and storyteller who will regale us with tales from his early flying days recounted in his book “Fly the Friggin’ Airplane!” A gifted storyteller, Pat will take us through his adventures as a student of flying — from flying a biplane he named Betty to Oshkosh to delivering an F-27 turboprop to Rangoon — and the life lessons he learned along the way. Doors open at 4:30 pm to mix… Read More »

Sea turtle hatchling on the beach

Learn about sea turtles at June 22 Thoughtful Thursday

published: June 16th, 2023 by

Meet the founder of Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch (AISTW) at our next Thoughtful Thursday at 5 pm June 22 at The Oaks. Mary Duffy will discuss the nesting and hatching process, the threats faced by nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings, and the work done by AISTW to support and monitor sea turtle nesting on the island. Find out what we all can do to help these endangered animals. Doors open at 4:30 pm to mix and mingle with neighbors around the Clapper Rail. Wine and Beer available for purchase. Seating in the Sunset Room for Thoughtful Thursday is… Read More »

Get a new perspective on Earth

published: May 23rd, 2023 by

NASA Earth Science researcher at next Thoughtful Thursday For most people, NASA conjures images of astronauts and space exploration. However, NASA also provides free and publicly available observations from space, air, sea, and land that are critical for informing policy and action to protect planet Earth. Dr. Liz Wiggins of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia will share an eye-opening perspective of our world at our next Thoughtful Thursday at 5 pm May 25. Seating in the Sunset Room for Thoughtful Thursday is limited, and reservations are required via Eventbrite. Reservation link is is the calendar in the member dashboard.… Read More »

UNF partners with AIPCA for Thoughtful Thursday

published: May 9th, 2023 by

Amelia Island Plantation Community Association (AIPCA) members filled the Sunset Room in The Oaks Community Center April 27 to hear University of North Florida (UNF) art history professor Dr. Debra Murphy speak about Dutch master Johannes Vermeer, currently the subject of a “once in a lifetime” exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Murphy, the inaugural chair of the Department of Art and Design at UNF, provided insights into Vermeer’s life and art and shared her own experiences visiting the Rijksmuseum exhibit. She has been recognized for outstanding teaching by UNF, the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, and the Southeastern College… Read More »