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National Poverty Awareness Week

WHO:                         Pathways to Prosperity, Circles Initiative PBC and Community Action

WHAT:                       National Poverty Awareness Week, Press Conference and Proclamation

WHEN:                      October 21, 2014 @9:00am

WHERE:                     Board of County Commissioner’s Chambers

Details:

Palm Beach County will be recognizing Poverty Awareness Week (PAW) October 19th through October 24th, 2014.  This week will bring awareness to issues related to low-income families in our community.

The objective of this week is to raise awareness about Poverty in Palm Beach County, PBC Community Action Agency and Circles of Palm Beach County is hosting Poverty Awareness Week (PAW). This week brings awareness to issues related to low-income families in our community. Throughout the week, community members will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that bring them face-to-face with the barriers so many impoverished people in our city experience on a daily basis.

On Tuesday, October 21st your are invited to the Board of County Commissions for this historic moment when the PBC Board of County Commissioners will present a proclamation declaring October 19th through October 24th as Poverty Awareness Week.  The media is invited to conduct interviews at 9:00am. 

Location: 301 N. Olive, WPB 33401

Please RSVP at:  www.p2ppbc.org

Several activities have been planned to recognize poverty awareness during this week. 

Monday, October 20th:  The community is invited to watch films on poverty.  Suggested films are: 

                            

1.      "A Place at the Table" trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Stx5PGsFj20

                                   

2.      Please view "American Winter" trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbxQpCq21l0

For viewing times and dates, please visit www.p2ppbc.org

Wednesday, October 22nd:  Take "The SNAP Challenge"

What can you do with $4.50/day? Experience the food challenge that millions of Americans experience each day.  

Thursday October 23rd:"Palm Tran Challenge" Attempt to take the bus to work, the kids to daycare, or complete any task using public transportation.

Friday October 24th:"COPE (cost of poverty experience) Simulation Challenge" Experience a real-life simulation of a month in the life of an impoverished family. Place TBD. Please RSVP at www.p2ppbc.org

Circles Palm Beach County is part of a national movement to end poverty. By intentionally building relationships across social and economic class lines, we surround hardworking yet under-resourced families with the support needed to become economically self-sufficient. This high-impact strategy allows for a more holistic approach as emotional, intellectual, and motivational resources increase, as well.

For additional information, please contact:  Traci Powell, Circles Coordinators, Tel:  561-736-1111 or email:  tpowell@p2ppbc.org.   For more information and to register for PAW, visit at www.p2ppbc.org.

 

 


 

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Right To Fight 5K Costume Run

 

Students, visit www.hugsandkissesinc.org and type in promo code PBCStudent to receive a $10 discount on your registration! 

 

 


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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

Palm Beach Broadcasting

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The Kravis Center and Hoffman’s Chocolate Invite All “Princes and Princesses” to Enter the Once Upon a Pumpkin Contest

Judging Takes Place October 25th in the “Enchanted Gardens” at Hoffman’s Chocolate Factory

 

Free Magical Morning Includes—

The Breakers Chef Carving a Cinderella-Themed Pumpkin,

Princess Photo Opportunities, Chocolate Fountain and more…

 

Here ye! Here ye!  In anticipation of the Kravis On Broadway season opening show of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, all “princes and princesses” are invited to enter the Once Upon A Pumpkin contest for a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets or a Hoffman’s Chocolate gift basket. All carved slipper, castle, carriage or other Cinderella-themed pumpkins can be brought to the Hoffman’s Chocolate Factory’s “Enchanted” Gardens on October 25th from 10 a.m. to Noon for the judging.

The day’s magical delights include a Princess Photo Op, magician, coloring activities, storytelling and the sumptuous delights of a Hoffman’s Chocolate Fountain dipping station. The Breakers Palm Beach’s ownChef Kenneth Feacher will be carving a fantastical pumpkin creation at the Gardens before judging the contest entries. Event-themed costumes are encouraged.

Admission to the Once Upon a Pumpkin contest and magical morning is free.  Bring pre-carved, Cinderella-themed pumpkins to the Hoffman’s Chocolate Factory, located at 5190 Lake Worth Rd., Greenacres on Saturday, October 25th, between 10 a.m. and 12Noon.  For more information about Hoffman’s Chocolate, please contact 561-967-2213 or visit www.hoffmans.com.

CINDERELLA runs November 11th – 16th at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.  For more information please contact 561-832-7469 or visit www.kravis.org.

About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality; by offering comprehensive arts education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home in which local and regional arts organizations can showcase their work; and by providing economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County.

About Hoffman’s Chocolate

Headquartered in Greenacres, Florida, Hoffman's Chocolate, a subsidiary of BBX Sweet Holdings, is a manufacturer of gourmet chocolates, with several retail locations throughout South Florida. The tradition of legendary chocolates began almost 40 years ago in a small chocolate shop in Lake Worth with a commitment to use the finest and freshest ingredients from around the world.  The Hoffman's Chocolate Factory in Greenacres is a popular tourist destination where guests from all over the world are greeted by the aroma of slow-simmering chocolate and caramel and watch the art of candy making first hand at its observation windows. The company is notable for its elaborate December holiday displays, including the Hoffman's Winter Wonderland, and products such as gift baskets and chocolate covered pretzels.  Other extraordinary creations include the "Snoodle" and “Pecan Caramel Jitterbugs." 

Hoffman's product lines include over 70 varieties of confections (all hand made using time honored traditions of candy making).  Hoffman’s Chocolate is available via its retail store locations, thru online distribution channels and by direct shipping throughout the U.S.  It has been a favorite local brand for residents throughout Florida.  For more information, please visit www.Hoffmans.com.  BBX Sweet Holdings is a 100% owned subsidiary of BBX Capital (NYSE:BBX). 

 


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Mellow Mushroom's Pink Ribbon Pretzels

  

MELLOW MUSHROOM DELRAY BEACH SELLS “PINK RIBBON PRETZELS” DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

 

Mellow Mushroom Delray Beach is Selling Exclusive Pink Ribbon Pretzels in October;        
  $1 From Every Order Will Be Donated to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of South Palm Beach

 

Special for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), Mellow Mushroom Delray Beachhas added exclusive Pink Ribbon Pretzels to its menu to help support breast cancer research and awareness in South Florida. Specifically, Mellow Mushroom Delray Beach will donate $1 from every order of the pizza baker’s limited-time Pink Ribbon Pretzels during the month of October to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®of South Palm Beach.

Pink Ribbon Pretzels are made of fresh mellow dough, which is twisted into ribbons, basted with honey butter, sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with homemade pink pumpkin icing. A serving of three pretzels is $4.99; and a serving of six is $7.99. Mellow Mushroom Delray Beach’s regular menu already includes fresh dough pretzels based in garlic butter and parmesan, butter and salt, and/or cinnamon and honey.

To join the Mellow Mushroom Delray Beach “Making Strides” team, visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/MellowDelray. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will take place Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8:30am in the Mizner Park Amphitheater (590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, Florida). Participation in the walk is free.

Mellow Mushroom Delray Beach is located at 25 SE 6th Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida. The location is family owned and run. Call 561-330-3040 or visit the Mellow Mushroom Delray Beach website for more information.

About Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers (www.mellowmushroom.com) was founded in 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia. This franchise, operated under Home-Grown Industries of Georgia, Inc., is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For 40 years, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has been serving up fresh stone baked pizzas to-order in an eclectic, art-filled and family-friendly environment. Each Mellow is locally-owned and operated with a unique feel focused around great customer service and high quality food.

About Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation. This event also supports the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to fight breast cancer on all fronts and save lives by helping people stay well by reducing breast cancer risk or finding it early; helping people get well by providing information and support during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking breast cancer research and by fighting back by encouraging lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. Visit www.cancer.org/stridesonline to help the Society continue saving lives. For more information about breast cancer, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

 


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Safety Council Classes October 2014

Safety Council Classes October 2014

Coaching the Mature Driver: 

Florida law requires drivers 55 and older  to receive discount on their auto insurance for three years when they take this course.  Some insurance companies allow drivers 50 and over to receive the discount.

Purpose: Designed for senior drivers (age 55and older) to review the effects of aging and driving and how to compensate for the physical and mental changes to promote defensive driving.State of Florida approved course for insurance discounts.  Discount lasts for three years!  May also be court ordered.

14        9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray  Beach FL   

27        9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Temple Beth Tikvah 4550 Jog Road,  Greenacres, FL.  

31        9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   North County Senior Center, 5217 Northlake Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL  

This class is $12.00  per person. It is also available online for $20.00 per person.  Insurance discount lasts for three years.

First Time Driver Course  

Never had a Driver's License? All first timedrivers in the State of Florida are required to take the TSLAE Course. It is mandatory for first time drivers. By taking this course, you will learn about how alcohol and other drugs affect your ability to drive, laws and responsibilities, safe drivingtechniques, and how to increase your awareness on our roadways.Required for anyone applying for their permit.   

This class is available online.  Visit www.safetycouncilpbc.org

Click onDriver Improvementon the right hand upper corner of the screen, and then click on Online Classes from the pull down menu.  Click on First Time Driver Course.   A free practice Driver’s License Test is also available online.                                                                                                            

Basic Driver Improvement

If you have received a ticket, this class lets you avoid getting points on your license.  Cost is $35.00 per person and this course is also available online.

11   9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Safety Council , 4150 W. Blue Heron  Blvd., #110 Riviera Beach

20   8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Safety  Council, 4150 W. Blue Heron  Blvd., #110 Riviera Beach T

30   6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Safety Council, 4150 W. Blue Heron Blvd., #110, Riviera Beach

Motorcycle Rider Course- Combined classroom and road course includes motorcycles and is required for motorcycle endorsement.   Class runs form Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

16, 18, & 19    Beginning Rider Course Wellington High School, 2101 Greenview Shores Blvd.  Each student taking course will receive a FDOT approved motorcycle helmet.

The Safety Council also provides a variety of Occupational Safety Courses and Seminars.  We also offer courses onsite at companies and other locations.  The following are scheduled at the Safety Council for October.

6 & 7               Maintenance of Traffic Intermediate  

8                      Maintenance of Traffic Intermediate Refresher

14,15,16         Mold Remediation / Assessor Course

16                    Fleet Safety:  Being Proactive Instead of Reactive Lunch & Learn at the Red Lobster, 2201 Palm Beach Lakes

                        Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL

30                    Coaching the Experienced Driver 3

 

For more information, contact the Safety Council at 561-845-8233 or 1-800-640-2415or visit www.safetycouncilpbc.org

 


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Bats, Bugs and Butterflies oh my! October 2014 Events at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

It’s October so that means it’s time for Bats, Bugs and Butterflies..oh my!  Here are a few fun facts about each here at MacArthur Beach State Park.

  1. Bats get a bad rap but are actually very helpful.  Did you know they can devour up to 3,000 insects per night.  This helps make your visit to the Park more enjoyable. 
  2. October is a great month to come see the Golden Orb Weaver or more commonly known as the banana spider.  These spiders decorate the boardwalk around the Nature Center and Gift Shop with their beautiful webs helping us get ready for Halloween.
  3.  The Florida State Butterfly is the Zebra Longwing.  They are characterized by their long black wings with thin white stripes.  Come see these and other butterflies at our Butterfly Walk on October 10 at 11:00 a.m.

 

We invite you to join us in the Pew Family Natural Science Education Center for great information, exciting insights and fascinating discussion on a broad scope of local topics. Offered October through April on Saturdays 10 a.m. $5 per person. Space is limited, call for reservations - 561-776-7449 Ext. 104 or email Veronica at veronica@macarthurbeach.org.

Intro to Kayak Fishing

Saturday, October 4, 1:00 p.m.

Children and adults of all ages come learn the basics and fun of kayak fishing.  In this land based

course, you will learn about equipment, tackle and gear as well as the skills needed. For more information

and reservations call the Nature Center at (561) 624-6952. 

 

Learn to Kayak!                                                  

Sunday, October 5, 10:00 a.m. (about 1 hour)

Representatives from Adventure Times Kayaks will teach a land-based course that gives beginners the skills necessary for kayaking. Reservations are recommended. The program is free with Park admission. For information and reservations call the Nature Center at (561) 624-6952.

Birding at MacArthur Park

Sunday, October 5, 2:00 p.m.

Bird lovers can join a Ranger-led educational walk identifying many species of birds that make their home in John D. MacArthur Beach State Park.  Reservations recommended.  Visitors should bring binoculars.  Program is free with Park admission.  For more information and reservations, call the Nature Center at (561) 624-6952.

Nature Photography Workshop – Wildlife Photography

Saturday, October 11, 9:00 am – 1:00 p.m.

Join us each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for technical and artistic instruction by a local professional.

Appropriate for all photographers from beginners to advanced; bring your own camera equipment – point and shoot

or SLR. Wear light clothing, bring sun block and mosquito repellent. Fee is$35.00, does not include

Park admittance.  For more information visit www.macarthurbeach.org.

Beach Clean-up

Saturday, October 11, 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Ocean trash can entrap and strangle ocean wildlife including endangered sea turtles.  Please join us to

preserve our water ways. Community service hours will be provided for school aged participants.

For more information call Park Specialist Art at (561) 776-7449, ext. 109.

Bluegrass Music with the Conch Stomp Band

Sunday, October 12, 1-3:00 p.m.

Come on down to the Park and listen to the Conch Stomp Band play some bluegrass.  Free with Park admission.

Call the Nature Center for more information, (561) 624-6952.

Butterfly Walk

Saturday, October 18, 11:00 a.m.

Join a Park Naturalist on a walking tour through one of South Florida’s last remaining hardwood hammocks.  There

will be several species of butterflies to identify and observe.  Also, learn which plants attract these winged wonders

to your backyard.  Reservations required. For more information and reservations call the Nature Center at

(561) 624-6952. Free with Park admission.

Bluegrass Music with the Untold Riches

Sunday, October 19, 1-3:00 p.m.

The Untold Riches bring their foot-stompin’ and hand-clappin’ bluegrass music to the Park’s Amphitheater.

Just sit back and enjoy the music in Palm Beach County’s most beautiful setting.  The concert is free with Park

admission.  For more information call the Nature Center at (561) 624-6952.

 

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Saturday, November 22 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park invite you to Shop 'Til You Drop event at The Country Club at Mirasol.  Top fashion, accessory and home décor vendors.  Great holiday gifts for the entire family, to benefit the Natural Science Education Program at MacArthur Beach State Park.  $75.00 admission fee and includes a buffet lunch. Purchase your tickets today at http://www.macarthurbeach.org/special-events/shop-til-you-drop/.

Daily Nature Walks

Daily at 10:00 a.m.

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the park’s ecosystems and history. Walk is free with Park admission.

Fish Tank Interpretation

Sundays, 11:00 a.m.

Learn about the various fish in our Nature Center as a Ranger target feeds the fish and provides information such as what they eat, where they live and other interesting facts. Free with Park admission.

Guided Kayak Tours

This Ranger-led program provides an informative exploration of the estuary, Lake Worth Lagoon, and Munyon Island.  Times vary, depending on tide and staff availability.  Call (561) 624-6950 for more details.  Single kayak $25.00 and double kayak $40.00 plus tax.  Tours are on first come, first served basis.

Park Location

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located on Jack Nicklaus Drive on Singer Island between Blue Heron Blvd. and PGA Blvd. in North Palm Beach.

About “Friends of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park”

The Friends of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is the not-for-profit organization sponsoring these events.  The “Friends” are dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Park and provide environmental education to children and adults alike.  If you would like more information or would like to become a Friend, call us at (561) 776-7449 or visit us on the web at www.macarthurbeach.org.


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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

Palm Beach Broadcasting

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FAULK CENTER FOR COUNSELING FIRST WEDNESDAY PRESENTATION ON POLICE STRESS

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – Noon the Faulk Center for Counseling will present a free program on “Police Stress”, presented by Laura Lundell, Clinical Psychology Doctorate Practicum student from Nova Southeastern University.
 
The role stress plays in the lives of police officers and the communities they serve has been a research interest of Laura's since conducting her undergraduate thesis on the topic. Along with her original research, the presentation will examine the various causes of stress in police personnel and the devastating consequences stress can have in both the short and long term for individual officers, their families, and the communities they serve.
 
 
About the Faulk Center for Counseling
 
The Faulk Center for Counseling, formerly the Center for Group Counseling, has been providing free and low-cost mental health services since 1973 to people of all ages. The Faulk Center provides psychological and mental health counseling to everyone from children to the elderly, including individual, couples and families plus support groups for specific concerns including caregivers, divorce and separation, men’s, women’s and senior’s issues. Groups are led by graduate students pursuing doctoral and master’s degrees and are co-led by volunteer group leaders. All volunteers and graduate students are trained and supervised by the Faulk Center for Counseling’s staff of licensed clinical professionals.
 

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

Palm Beach Broadcasting

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Jupiter Sharks Volleyball Club

 

Dear Volleyball Players and Parents:

We are excited to introduce you to JUPITER SHARKS VOLLEYBALL CLUB!        We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.   As a registered AAU Volleyball Club, we are dedicated to developing athletes to reach their full potential, and to fostering amateur sports competition in a supportive environment.    We are excited to share our vision for the upcoming club volleyball season with you, and invite you to join us on this journey. 

First, and foremost, we want to help all players develop their game, as well as important life skills, in a positive, yet challenging, environment.  We believe that every player is an important contributor to the success of the team.   The only way athletes can improve, is through practice and experience.  We want to offer everyone the opportunity to hone their skills, not only during practice, but during competitive matches.  We have high expectations for the development of every athlete.

Additionally, we welcome parental involvement and suggestions.  We’d like parents to be contributors in team building efforts, fundraising, chaperoning, and travel plans.  Also, we strive to make club volleyball an affordable endeavor for everyone.  There will be no tryout or evaluation fees.  An installment plan to pay fees will be offered.  The fees cover instruction and practice, trainer and employee salaries, facility rentals, tournament entrance fees, team equipment, and uniforms (warm-up jacket and pants, 2 uniform jerseys, 2 pairs of spandex, hoodie and a tournament bag).  Fees do NOT include food, transportation, lodging, or fan entrance fees for tournaments. 

Additional team apparel will be offered for purchase.  Players and parents will have many choices of logos and designs to support their team.  We have direct access to the equipment needed to personalize t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, towels, etc.

We will practice in the Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens areas.  Throughout the season, we plan to play a minimum of 8 tournaments.  Additional tournaments may be added for advanced teams.  Please look for a follow-up email with instructions on registering to become a Jupiter Shark!  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us, jupitersharks@gmail.com or call                                                                               (561) 818-4013 / (407) 492-5644.  We look forward to working with you for a fun and successful season!

Sincerely,

Jupiter Sharks Volleyball Club


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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

Palm Beach Broadcasting

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FALL CHILDREN’S CHOCOLATIER CLASSES

 

Hoffman’s Chocolate is excited to announce its schedule of deliciously fun-filled Children’s Chocolatier Classes that will take place at its Greenacres, FL location (5190 Lake Worth Road) this fall. All of these creative and holiday-themed Children’s Chocolatier Classes are perfect for children ages 6 – 12 years old.

During each class, participants will assemble and design their own individual chocolate craft using icings and decorative candies and confections. Let your child’s imagination and creativity emerge during these festive classes! All of the personalized creations will be plated and wrapped to be taken home with each child. 

 

Hoffman’s Children’s Chocolatier Fall Class Schedule:  

 

·         CHILDREN’S CHOCOLATE HAUNTED HOUSE CLASS

Friday, October 17th, Friday, October 24th & Wednesday, October 29th   

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Cost:  $30 per child

 

·         CHILDREN’S CHOCOLATE PIZZA CLASSES

Tuesday, November 11th (No School Day)

10:30am– 11:30am or 1:30pm– 2:30pm;  

Cost:  $14.95 per child

 

·         CHILDREN’S GINGERBREAD HOUSE CLASS

Tuesday, November 11th (No School Day)

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Cost:  $30 per child

 

Friday, November 7th & Friday, November 14th

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Cost:  $30 per child

 

Space is limited so please call561-967-2213 to register your child or group for a class today.

 

In addition to the Children’s Chocolatier Classes, Hoffman’s Chocolate offers customized Chocolate Classes for all groups, such as birthday parties, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Troops and networking organizations. A Chocolatier Class is a great idea for a corporate event! It is a truly unique and engaging experience that employees will remember and talk about for years.  Let Hoffman’s be a part of your next special occasion or gathering! For more information please contact Hoffman’s Chocolate Greenacres location at 561.967.2213.

 

About Hoffman’s Chocolate

Headquartered in Greenacres, Florida, Hoffman's Chocolate, a subsidiary of BBX Sweet Holdings, is a manufacturer of gourmet chocolates, with several retail locations throughout South Florida. The tradition of legendary chocolates began almost 40 years ago in a small chocolate shop in Lake Worth with a commitment to use the finest and freshest ingredients from around the world.  The Hoffman's Chocolate Factory is a popular tourist destination where guests from all over the world are greeted by the aroma of slow-simmering chocolate and caramel and watch the art of candy making first hand at its observation windows. The company is notable for its elaborate December holiday displays, including the Hoffman's Holiday Wonderland, and products such as gift baskets and chocolate covered pretzels.  Other extraordinary creations include the "Snoodle" and “Pecan Caramel Jitterbugs." 

 

Hoffman's product lines includes over 70 varieties of confections (all hand made using time honored traditions of candy making), plus Kosher O-U chocolates.  Hoffman’s Chocolate is available via its retail store locations, thru online distribution channels and by direct shipping throughout the U.S.  It has been a favorite local brand for residents throughout Florida.  For more information, please visit www.Hoffmans.com.  BBX Sweet Holdings is a 100% owned subsidiary of BBX Capital (NYSE:BBX). 

 


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Festival of Trees

 
Preview Party: 11/20/14, 5:30pm-9pm
 
An elegant fundraiser.  Enjoy holiday music, cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres while being one of the first to view and purchase items.   All proceeds benefit the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum.  Tickets $35 per person, on sale Sept. 1, call 561-747-8380 ext.100 or stop by the Museum gift shop.
Festival of Trees sponsored by Sunny 107.9 FM, Jupiter Courier Newsweekly, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, Florida Power & Light, Jupiter Minuteman Press, Bristol Management, Jupiter Medical Center, Floridian Community Bank, Florida Turbine Technologies, Total Wine & More. Special Thank You to the Town of Jupiter!
Event location:  Jupiter Community Center, 200 N. Military Trail, Jupiter FL 33458.  
Event Phone: 561.747.8380 x100
 
Event Runs
11/21/2014, 10am-9pm - Free Admission
11/22/2014, 10am-5pm - Free Admission
11/23/2014, 11am-5pm - Free Admission
 
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum and the Town of Jupiter presents the third annual Holiday Festival of Trees! Begin your family holiday celebration viewing and purchasing dazzling and uniquely decorated artificial holiday trees, table top trees, wreaths and floral arrangements.  Kids can visit with Santa!  Enjoy holiday performances by schools and community groups. All proceeds benefit the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum.
Event location:  Jupiter Community Center, 200 N. Military Trail, Jupiter FL 33458.  
Event Phone: 561.747.8380 x100
 
 
 

 

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

Palm Beach Broadcasting

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Rock The Light Concert —Third Annual

 5:30-10:30pm
 
Tickets $50 per person
 
Party and dance with your friends under the stars and beam of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse at an amazing 3rd annual rockin’ concert! Live music with The Lost Bobs -Classic Rock Favorites and Motown Magic -Vegas-style stage show. Event Emcees: Jennifer Ross, Deena Lang & Bill Adams from Sunny 107.9 FM’s Morning Show. Enjoy our BBQ pavilion, beer & wine, live auction, 50/50 raffle & Sunny 107.9 FM prizes. Rock the Light benefits the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. Tickets will be available Sept. 11- call 561-747-8380 ext.101 or pick up in person at the Museum gift shop. Rock The Light Sponsors: Sunny 107.9 FM, Jupiter Courier Newsweekly, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, Florida Power & Light, Braman Motorcars Jupiter, Aflac, Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A., Allstate Computers, Jupiter Minuteman Press, Best Version Media, Marriott Courtyard Palm Beach Jupiter and Tina Valant Photography.
Event location: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way
Event Phone: 561.747.8380 x101
 
 

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

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Fiddler on the Roof at the Jupiter Maltz Theater

 

Fiddler on the Roof – December 2 – 21
Welcome to the village of Anatevka, where tradition is everything and change is sweeping the land in Tsarist, Russia, in 1905. This Tony Award®-winning classic musical follows dairyman Tevye as he fights to maintain his family and heritage. Featuring timeless dancing and songs such as “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “If I Were a Rich Man,” this beloved musical will capture your heart for the holiday season. Sponsored by Priscilla Heublein, Kathy and Joe Savarese and Homecare America. Visit www.jupitertheatre.org for showtimes; tickets start at $54. Phone: (561) 575-2223.

 


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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

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The Wiz

 

The Wiz – January 13 - February 1
Ease on down the road with the spirited rock gospel and soul musical based on the beloved classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Dorothy and her lovable friends embark on an adventure to Oz looking for her way home, but discover so much more in this imaginative production. This Tony Award®-winning family friendly musical features the hits “Home” and “A Brand New Day.” If you like The Wizard of Oz and Wicked, you’ll love this family hit of the New Year! Sponsored by the John McDonald Company and in loving memory of Art and Meg Niedland. Visit www.jupitertheatre.org for showtimes; tickets start at $54. Phone: (561) 575-2223. 


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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News &

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

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Norton announces 2014 - 2015 Special Exhibition schedule

The Norton Museum of Art announces a new  season of exciting special exhibitions that encompasses the breadth of the art world.A spectacular print exhibition spanning 500 years from Dürerto Picasso; an exhibition of British landscape paintings, including work by Gainsborough, Constable, and Monet; a century of groundbreaking fashion photography from the archives of Condé  Nast;  High Tea, an exhibition examining how that ritual globally influenced art and culture are all on the Norton’s calendar.  

 

The season also includes the fourth Recognition of Art by Women (RAW) exhibition, featuring the first solo exhibition of the work of Swedish sculptor Klara Kristalova outside of Sweden, and the second exhibition in the biennial, international Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers, featuring four up-and-coming artists working on the leading edge of the art form.  The Rudin name shows up again in the exhibition, The Triumph of Love: Beth Rudin DeWoody Collects, showcasing highlights from DeWoody’s esteemed collection of contemporary art. The season culminates with the Norton-originated exhibition, Imaging Eden: Photographers Discover the Everglades, featuring the work of four international photographers and how they see one of the world’s great natural resources.   

 

For the fourth consecutive year, the Museum re-opens (after a two-week closing in September) with another new, dramatic lobby installation, this one by British artist Terry Haggerty.                                                

        

The special exhibition schedule is as follows:

 

New Lobby Installation by Terry Haggerty                                                                Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 – Sept. 2015

The fourth site specific artwork for the Norton Museum lobby is being created by Terry Haggerty (b.1970, British).  Working in the tradition of geometric abstraction, Haggerty’s vocabulary for his paintings and large installation for both private and public institutions emphasizes a restricted palette, creating a sense of depth through lines in a single color of varying widths in a repeated pattern.  Haggerty is composing a work inspired by the unusual dimensions of the Norton Museum Lobby, expanding far beyond the north wall. This is the fourth site specific installation generously supported by Vanessa and Anthony Beyer as part of their commitment to Contemporary Art at the Norton.

The Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers                                                                               Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 - Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

Every other year, the Norton invites a panel of world-renowned artists to nominate emerging photographers whose work is on the leading edge of contemporary art and photography, but have not yet had a solo exhibition at a museum. The nominees share an exhibition. A separate panel of judges awards one of them the $20,000 Rudin Prize, named for the late New York City real estate developer Lewis Rudin.  This year’s nominators are: Thomas Demand (Germany), Adi Nes (Israel), Luis Gonzalez Palma (Guatemala), and Deborah Willis (USA). They respectively nominated: Miriam Böhm from Manheim, Germany; Rami Maymon from Tel Aviv; Renato Osoy from Guatemala City; and West African-born Delphine Fawundu from New York.

 

Master Prints: Dürer to Matisse 

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 – Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

This exhibition showcases more than 40 astonishing works on paper including woodcuts, etchings, engravings, aquatints, and lithographs that span a period of five hundred years. Works by old masters such as Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya, and Canaletto, will be displayed alongside those of modern masters such as Degas, Matisse, Picasso, and Cezanne.  The exhibition will be accompanied by a video demonstrating printmaking processes and texts describing the role prints held in society before the advent of photography. 

 

Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast                                  Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 – Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

Incorporating some 150 images created by 80 of the world’s most renowned fashion photographers, the exhibition showcasesnearly 100 years of fashion imagery from the venerable publishing group’s titles, including Vogue, Glamour, and W.  The exhibition features a selection of the work of Baron Adolph de Meyer, widely considered the first fashion photographer. In 1913, Condé Nast hired him in New York as a full-time photographer for Vogue, then Vanity Fair. Illustrating how fashion photography has evolved since de Meyer’s days, both in terms of subject matter and technique, the exhibition presents the work of Edward Steichen, Irving Penn, William Klein, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, and Miles Aldridge, among others. This Exhibition has been organized by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis/ Paris/ Lausanne.

 

Klara Kristalova: Turning into Stone                                            

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2015 – Sunday, March 29, 2015                                                                  

Porcelain and stoneware sculpture and drawings by the Sweden based artist Klara Kristalova (b. 1967, Czechoslovakia) comprise the fourth Recognition of Art by Women (RAW) exhibition, a series dedicated to supporting women artists through the generosity of the Leonard and SophieDavis/ ML Dauray Arts Initiative. Hovering between fiction and reality, Kristalova gives form to abstract ideas evolving from memories and observations of the human condition.  Her expressive characters are both seductive and disarming reflecting the poignant and sometimes harsh events that make up our lives.  This will be the first solo museum exhibition of her work outside of Sweden.

 

Pastures Green: The British Passion for Landscape                  

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 – Sunday, April 5, 2015

Drawn from the remarkable collections of the National Museum Wales, the exhibition includes approximately 65 works by renowned artists such as Claude Lorrain, Salvador Rosa, Thomas Gainsborough, Joseph Wright of Derby, JMW Turner, John Constable, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Augustus John, Graham Sutherland, John Piper, and Richard Long. Audiences will be afforded a rare opportunity to follow the rise of landscape painting in Britain as the exhibition tells a story that runs from the Industrial Revolution through the eras of Romanticism, Impressionism, and Modernism, to the Postmodern and Post-Industrial imagery of today.  The exhibition also will offer new insights into the cultural history of Britain and the history of art generally. This exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and National Museum Wales. In-kind support is provided by Barbara and Richard S. Lane.

 

The Triumph of Love: Beth Rudin DeWoody Collects

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2014 – Sunday, May 3, 2015                                                                      

The distinguished and distinctive art collection of New York and West Palm Beach resident and generous patron of the arts, Beth Rudin DeWoody, will be celebrated at the Norton Museum in spring 2015.  Well known internationally for her knowledgeable choices and awareness of the new and emerging genres of art and artists her passion for collecting has never subsided since acquiring her first drawing in the 1960s. With a collection that is still very much in progress, this exhibition will reflect areas of emphasis over the four decades she has been seriously engaged in looking at art. It will also reveal her connoisseurship and openness to new ideas.

 

High Tea: Glorious Manifestations East and West                                             Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 – Sunday, May 24, 2015

High Tea: Glorious Manifestations - East and West spans a period of about 1,200 years from the 800s to the 1930s, with 125 objects to focus on the fine art of tea in eight key cultures worldwide- China, Korea, Japan, Germany, France, Russia, England and America. In these cultures, great works of art were created for members of high society, particularly the ruling elite and influential tea connoisseurs. Throughout time and regardless of place, tea gatherings in high society stand as efforts on the part of the host or hostess to create a memorable experience underscoring some aspect of their erudition.

Imaging Eden: Photographers Discover the Everglades                                               Thursday, March 19, 2015 – Sunday, July 12, 2015                                                                                                                                 

Photography has played an important role in the construction of the myth and reality of the Everglades. Imaging Eden presents an overview of the medium’s historic complicity as silent witness, pre-meditated booster, and passionate advocate of this unique environment, and also showcases commissioned work by four international contemporary artists, including Simon Norfolk (Nigeria), Jungjin Lee (Korea), Bert Tuenissen (the Netherlands) and Jim Goldberg (USA), whose practice is photo-based. Each artist had been asked to respond to and expand beyond the physical, ideological, and aesthetic boundaries of the Everglades in their own, unique way. The exhibition will provide fertile ground for future conversations about one of the most unique, contested, and vital landscapes on the planet.

About the Norton Museum

Since its founding in 1941 by Chicago industrialist Ralph Norton, the Norton Museum of Art has evolved to become one of Florida's most significant cultural institutions. The Norton is recognized for its distinguished holdings in American, European, and Chinese art, and a continually expanding presence for Photography, and Contemporary art.  Its masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century European painting and sculpture include works by Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, and Picasso, and American works by Stuart Davis, Hopper, O'Keeffe, Pollock, and Sheeler.

The Norton presents special exhibitions, lectures, tours, and programs for adults and children throughout the year.  In 2011, the Norton launched RAW (Recognition of Art by Women).  Funded by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund/ML Dauray Arts Initiative the Raw grant will allow the Norton to organize one special exhibition annually through 2016, featuring the work of a female painter or sculptor.  In 2012, the Norton established the biennial international Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers. 

The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL., and  is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and major Holidays). General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students with a valid ID, and free for Members and children ages 12 and under.  Special group rates are available. West Palm Beach residents receive free admission every Saturday with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission the first Saturday of each month with proof of residency.

 For additional information, please call (561) 832-5196, or visit www.norton

 


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