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Friends of the Library Offers Free Program on Cuban Culture and Folk Arts

Friends of the Library is offering a free presentation entitled Cuba: People-to-People Folk Arts Tour. Led by Fernandina Beach residents Dr. Peggy A. Bulger and Ron Price, this slide show and discussion will cover their experiences on a group tour of sites showcasing the folk arts, folklife, foodways and traditional culture of the Cuban people. Continue reading

Cuba, The Island’s Past and Present

Cuba, The Island's Past and PresentThe Center for Lifelong Learning in Nassau, the Amelia Island Museum of History and the Florida State College Betty P. Cook Center invite the public to a glimpse inside the fundamental changes taking place in our enigmatic neighbor to the South, Cuba. A seminar entitled, Cuba: The Island’s Past and Present, will be held in Burns Hall at St. Peter’s Church on Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The program will start with a one hour illustrated overview of Cuba presented by Peter Johnson, a retired State Department Official. He visited Cuba in 2011 and just recently returned from another visit. He annually teaches the Great Decisions course for the Center for Lifelong Learning. A panel discussion, moderated by Peter Johnson, will take place after lunch. Panelists include Antonio Zamora, a leading Miami lawyer who specializes in international law with an emphasis on Cuba, and Tessie Aral, the CEO of ABC Travel, a major travel agency who specializes in travel to Cuba. Audience questions are encouraged.

Light refreshments (drinks and cookies) will be provided by the Center for Lifelong Learning in Nassau. FernanDeli will be selling Cuban sandwiches and chips on site for $7.00. Advance reservations are appreciated. Please call 548-4432 to reserve your seat and, if desired, order lunch.

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A Discussion About Cuba

A Discussion About Cuba“Cuba: A discussion about the island today, how it got there, and some thoughts about where it might be going.”

Friday, November 4th at 6pm in Baker Hall, the Amelia Island Museum of History will feature this free program presented by Peter Johnson.

Peter Johnson retired from the State Department after a career in Latin America and the Caribbean. He has taught the Great Decisions classes for the CLL program.

Sponsored by The Center for Lifelong Learning in Nassau County, Florida State College at Jacksonville Betty P. Cook Nassau Center, and the Amelia Island Museum of History

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