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FAULK CENTER FOR COUNSELING FIRST WEDNESDAY PRESENTATION SLEEP AND DREAMS IN MENTAL HEALTH

Studies have shown that sleep problems are both a symptom but also a risk factor in the development of mental illnesses. Chronic sleep disruptions create the environment for negative thinking and emotional vulnerability, and it is no surprise that chronic sleep problems affect many with psychological problems, particularly those suffering from anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. On Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – noon the Faulk Center for Counseling will present a free program on “Sleep and Dreams in Mental Health” with guest speaker Anita Ribeiro, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Her program will explain the architecture of sleep and dreams, and how they function together to maintain mental and physical health.

Anita Ribeiro is a LMHC and qualified supervisor, with over thirty years of clinical experience treating psychological problems, in Brazil, US and UK, particularly psychosomatic issues and trauma, in children and adults. 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.

For more information, visit www.faulkcenterforcounseling.org or call 561-483-5300


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Norton announces Art After Dark summer highlights Themes include Go All-American in honor of Independence Day, Bastille Day, Living Legends, The Genius of Picasso, and more!

The Norton’s weekly Art After Dark series – Where Culture and Entertainment Meet – is theme-filled this summer. Many themes are in conjunction with the Museum’s summer exhibition, Wheels and Heels: The Big Noise Around Little Toys, a broad, playful look at the enduring influence of the Barbie doll and Matchbox car.

Art After Dark, sponsored by the Addison Hines Charitable Trust,is held Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Norton, and, like last summer, the Norton is reprising its “Free Thursdays for Florida Residents” through Sept. 4, 2014. (As part of the national Blue Star Museum initiative, the Norton also offers free admission daily to active military and their families through Labor Day weekend. Please note: The Museum is closed on Mondays.)

On July 3, Art After Dark celebrates Independence Day with a curator’s talk about a Norman Rockwell painting (the July Masterpiece of the Month), tours of the American Art Collection, and performances by barbershop quartet Cameo, and country musician Tom Jackson.

Throughout the summer, curators are providing insight into remarkable works featured in the Masterpiece of the Month series, including an encore discussion of the Norman Rockwell masterpiece on July 10 as well as a Picasso masterpiece on Aug. 7 and 28, and a rare ceramic work from China on Sept. 4. Photographer Robert Weingarten’s unique “portraits” of famous individuals, including Don Shula, Buzz Aldrin, Jane Goodall, Colin Powell, and Sonia Sotomayor are featured in a Curator’s Conversation on July 17, the opening day of Living Legends: The Montage Portraits of Robert Weingarten.

Some of South Florida’s most popular music acts, including Jackson, Crazy Fingers, percussionist Chino Nuñez, the Natalie Jackson Trio, and others are also scheduled to perform at the Norton during the summer. French singer Thierry Khalfa provides the musical ambiance for the Norton’s annual Bastille Day activities on July 10, hosted in conjunction with the Multilingual Language and Culture Society again this year. Other partners involved in Art After Dark programs this summer include Mounts Botanical Garden and Blue Bell Ice Cream. 

Families can also enjoy DIY (Do It Yourself) Art Projects related to Wheels and Heels and Sketchbook Thursdays, which are held on the third Thursday of every month.

 

Art After Dark summer themes and highlights are as follows:

July 3              “Go All-American” with a Masterpiece of the Month talk on Norman Rockwell’s Hometown News (1942), and country music by Tom Jackson.

July 10            Learn a little French during Bastille Day festivities, featuring French art, film, music, wines, and crepes.

July 17            Enjoy the exhibition opening and Curator’s Conversation about Living Legends: The Montage Portraits of Robert Weingarten; draw a live model during Sketchbook Thursday. Catch the documentary, Mambo Man, before dancing to the music of Chino Nuñez – a Latin music “living legend” – and his band.

July 24            Celebrate The Great Outdoors, observing plein air painters Dennis Aufiery and Hope Ries in the Museum courtyard accompanied by guitarists playing soft rock music; create a cool collage; join Mounts Botanical Garden Director Allen Sistrunk for a talk on gardens around the globe. Savor free Blue Bell Ice Cream.

July 31            Attend the Norton Summer Interns’ talk at the opening of their exhibition, PLAY! Enjoy the jazz of the Natalie Jackson Trio; join the Trivia Night Challenge.

Aug. 7             Experience “The Genius of Picasso” during a discussion of August’s Masterpiece of the Month, Picasso’s Tête de Femme (Head of a Woman) from 1952.

Aug. 14           Compete during “Family Game Night;” learn to draw awesome cars at a DIY Art workshop; take a tour about Kids in Art; and play classic board games.

Aug. 21           Put on your dancing shoes for a “DJ Dance Party;” take in the Living Legends Curator’s Conversation; Sketchbook Thursday, and DIY portrait collages. 

Aug. 28           Sway to the sounds of popular Grateful Dead tribute band Crazy Fingers. PBC Classics Car Club motors in with vintage cars from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.

Sept. 4             Visit the treasures in the Museum’s Chinese Collection and attend the final Masterpiece of the Month discussion.

About the Norton Museum

The Norton Museum of Art is a major cultural attraction in Florida, and internationally known for its distinguished Permanent Collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. 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.org. 

 

 

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Norton presents Ninth Annual Chinese Moon Festival Celebration

In honor of the Norton’s world-class collection of Chinese art, the Museum, for the ninth year, is celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival (or Moon Festival). One of China’s most cherished holidays, it is also one of the Norton’s most popular annual, family events. Set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, it features arts demonstrations and workshops, a live performance by Liu Fang performing Chinese music on the pipa, or Chinese lute, mooncake and tea tastings, tours, and other activities for children and adults. (The event is free this year to Palm Beach County residents as it takes place on the first Saturday of the month.)

Following the Moon Festival, the Museum will be closed from Sept. 8 through Sept 22, 2014 to prepare for the 2014-2015 exhibition season. Upon reopening on Sept. 23, visitors will find a new lobby installation, the fourth in what has been an annual series. British artist Terry Haggerty follows artists Jose Alvarez, Robby Wynne, and Mickalene Thomas in creating a unique, site-specific artwork designed to last one year. Haggerty works in the tradition of geometric abstraction, emphasizing a restricted palette, and creating a sense of depth through lines in a single color of varying widths in a repeated pattern.  He is composing a work inspired by the unusual dimensions of the Norton lobby.

Also, Sunday, Sept. 7, is the last chance to view glass artist Beth Lipman’s dynamic still life installation, One and Others, in the third floor European galleries. It is being put in storage in preparation for Museum construction in 2015.

Upon reopening on Sept. 23, visitors will also find:

A re-installed “Old Masters” collection titledRenaissance to Rococo: European Collection Highlights, on view on the first floor in King Gallery through Jan. 11, 2015.  The exhibitionfeatures old master paintings and sculpture selected from the Norton’s holdings and a private collection, arranged thematically, rather than chronologically or by school. Some works will be familiar masterpieces while others have not been on view for several years.  The exhibition showcases works spanning four centuries and includes British, Dutch, Flemish, French, and Italian works by well-known artists such as François Boucher, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Sir Anthony van Dyke, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sir Peter Paul Rubens, and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. 

Dramatically–reinstalled works from the Museum’s American Art Collection: Using five galleries instead of four, the Norton was able to bring more works out of storage and highlight important recent acquisitions such as Niles Spencer’s Bedside Table and Beulah Ecton Woodard’s African Woman. Says Ellen E. Roberts, the Museum’s Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art, “The galleries are also contiguous, giving visitors a sense of how American art developed from the 18th through the 20th centuries as they move through the Museum.”

Art After Dark resumes on Sept. 25 with a College Night theme, featuring free admission for students with a valid college ID. Programming, planned by students from area colleges, includessolo and duet music performances by Palm Beach Atlantic University and Florida Atlantic University students as well as a bluegrass-alt-country band.  A Curator’s Conversation aboutRenaissance to Rococo: European Collection Highlights, and a DIY art project are also on the bill.

Once again the Norton is participating in Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day Live.  This 10th annual event, involving hundreds of museums across the country, is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Download a free Museum Day Live ticket from the Smithsonian magazine website, present it to Norton Visitor Services, and enjoy two free admissions per ticket, valid on Sept. 27!

About the Norton Museum

The Norton Museum of Art is a major cultural attraction in Florida, and internationally known for its distinguished Permanent Collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. 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.org. 

 

        


 

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THE FREE ACREAGE COMMUNITY PARK MUSIC JAM & CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN

Please join the Acreage Community Park Music Jam

Saturday, September 20th, 5 pm – 10 pm Acreage Community Park 6701 140th Ave N, Loxahatchee, FL 33470.

 

The Acreage Community Park Jam is an event featuring and inviting local musicians of all ages, styles and skill levels. Food Trucks will be onsite so bring your appetite. For the classic car lovers there will be a Classic Car Cruise In. We invite you to bring and display your classic vehicle or motorcycle. For those of you feeling lucky there will be a 50/50 raffle and a cornhole tournament. Join your friends and neighbors while enjoying an evening of diverse entertainment and local vendors.

Bring chairs or something to sit on.

Glass containers are not allowed.

This event is fun for all ages. Acreage Community Park also has a playground adjacent to the jam area. Adult supervision is required for playground use.

You can make general inquires by calling the Jam line at 561-203-1012 or by visiting the website at www.acreagelandowners.org/jam.

As always volunteers to set up and break down are needed and so very much appreciated.


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Safety Council Classes

Coaching the Mature Driver: 
 
Florida law requires drivers over 55 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 55 and 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.
 
 
13        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.  
    
29       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.  Insurance discount lasts for three years.
 
DATA Class –Never had a Driver's License? All first time drivers in the State of Florida are required to take the Drug Alcohol Traffic Awareness (DATA)course before applying for their license. By taking this course, you will learn about how alcohol and other drugs affect your ability to drive, laws and responsibilities, safe driving techniques, 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 on DATA under Driver Improvement.  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.
 
09   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.     Safety  Council, 4150 W. Blue Heron  Blvd., #110 Riviera Beach
 
12   6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.   Safety Council, 4150 W. Blue Heron Blvd., #110, Riviera Beach
 
18   8:30 a.m. – 12:30 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. Special offer for a limited time:  tuition on this course has been reduced to just $125.00 per person through September.  August classes are sold out. 
 
September Motorcycle Courses
 
11,13 & 14     Beginning Rider Course Wellington High School, 2101 Greenview Shores Blvd.,  
 
18, 20 & 21    Beginning Rider Course Wellington High School, 2101 Greenview Shores Blvd.,  
 
All of the above classes are also available for groups.  The Safety Council also provides a variety of Occupational Safety Courses and Seminars.  We also offer courses onsite at companies and other locations.
 
 
For more information, contact the Safety Council at 561-845-8233 or 1-800-640-2415
 
 
For more information, or to register for these courses, visit www.safetycouncilpbc.org
 

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Clean and Green September 2014 Events at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

September is our clean and green month because this is the month we participate in the International Coastal Clean –up and National Public Land’s Day (NPLD). The International Coastal Clean-up is the world’s largest volunteer effort for our oceans and water ways. MacArthur Beach will participate in this world-wide event by hosting a beach-clean up. The following week, after the beach has been thoroughly cleaned, MacArthur Beach will participate in NPLD by planting sea oats and other dune plants along our dunes to ensure the health of our beach and dune structure. We need volunteers like you to make these events a success. For more information visit www.macarthurbeach.org or call Art Carton Park Specialist at (561) 776-7449, ext. 109.

Learn to Kayak!                                                  

Sunday, September 7, 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.

Nature Photography Workshop –Capturing a Moment

Saturday, September 13, 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.

Birding by Kayak

Sunday, September 14, 9:00 a.m.

Take a guided kayak tour with a Ranger, paddling through Lake Worth Lagoon to Munyon Island, with your sights set on spotting estuary birds and migratory songbirds on the island. The cost for the two-hour tour is $25 for a single kayak and $40 for a double kayak (2 people). Bring your water bottle, binoculars, and favorite birding guide, keeping in mind they might get wet. Reservations required, space is limited, call for information at 561-624-6952. 

Bluegrass Music with the Conch Stomp Band

Sunday, September 14, 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.

International Coastal Clean-up

Saturday, September 20, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

MacArthur Beach State Park will host a beach clean-up as part of International Coastal Clean-up,

the world’s largest volunteer effort for our oceans and waterways.  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 Untold Riches

Sunday, September 21, 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.

National Public Lands Day

Saturday, September 27, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Come participate in the largest single day volunteer effort for public lands.  More than 175,000

volunteers participated at over 2000 sites last year all with one goal; to improve our public lands. 

MacArthur Beach State Park will participate by planting sea oats and other dune plants in order to

preserve our beach and dune structure.  If you would like to volunteer please call Art Carton

Park Specialist at (561) 776-7449, ext. 109.

Butterfly Walk

Saturday, September 27, 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.

Birding at MacArthur Park

Sunday, September 28, 3:30 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.

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.

The Nature of Impermanence – A Do Not Miss Art Show & Sale

Palm Beach State College’s Art Gallery at Eissey Campus presents Carin Wagner and Yvonne Parker sharing their complementary artistic visions of change, transformation and our impact on nature in an exhibit titled “The Nature of Impermanence” from May 13 through September 5.

The exhibit takes place in partnership with the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park, and a percentage of proceeds from the sale of Wagner’s art will benefit the Friends’ Natural Science Education Programs.

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/.

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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Fort Lauderdale High School Class of 1969 Reunion

Fort Lauderdale High School Class of 1969

45th reunion

Oct. 3rd,4th,5th, 2014

Bahia Mar Hotel Ft. Lauderdale Beach

For more information call Curt at (954) 565-5502 or e-mail missnancy051@aol.com


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Men to walk in red heels to raise awareness about domestic violence

SafeSpace announces dates and co-chairs for 2014 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Men on the Treasure Coast will be stepping up in their red high heels for SafeSpace’s fifth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes events set to take place in Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River Counties in October. SafeSpace is looking for men to join these one-mile walks to step up against domestic violence andsupport the Treasure Coast’s only domestic violence outreach center.

“This is one of our most popular and visible events,” said SafeSpace CEO Jill Borowicz. “Even though the event is lighthearted, the message is serious. One out of every three women will be a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime. There is no bigger threat to women today.”

More than 400 men and their supporters raised $52,000 for victims of domestic violence last year. The key to the event’s success is a dedicated team of co-chairs who not only help coordinate logistics and recruit participants, but who can also be seen around town donning red high heels to generate buzz and promote the walks.

The 2014 Walk A Mile in Her Shoes co-chairs are:

Martin County -  Rebecca Beckett, Oppenheimer & Co. registered client service associate andRob Ranieri, chief operating officer of The Firefly Group.

St. Lucie County - Alexis Goldberg, executive director and purchasing agent at OHD Inc. and Ken Hagin, the lead pastor at Grace Church.

Indian River County -  Lewana Dupree, human resource manager at SpectorSoft Corporation and Eric Flowers, a public affairs sergeant at the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

“October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this is one way that the community can come together to take a stand against this silent pandemic,” said Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Martin County Co-chair Rob Ranieri. “This is the fifth year I have been involved. Every year it grows, and every year our message is amplified.”

Martin County’s walk will take place on Saturday, October 4 in downtown Stuart. Tradition Square in Port St. Lucie will host St. Lucie County’s walk on Saturday, October 11, and Indian River’s will take place on Saturday, October 25, at the Indian River Mall in Vero Beach.

For more information or to sponsor or register for the event, call SafeSpace at 772-223-2399 or visit www.safespacefl.org/events.

About SafeSpace

SafeSpace is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that operates programs in Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties where families can escape to a safe environment. SafeSpace offers victims of domestic violence safety, support and education, empowering them to create an independent life free from violence.

Emergency shelter, supportive living, and outreach programs and services are available for victims throughout the Treasure Coast. SafeSpace offers services to all victims of domestic violence and their dependents regardless of race, gender, age, religion, political belief, national origin, immigration status, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation or language spoken. To learn more about SafeSpace, please visit www.safespacefl.org, call 772-223-2399 or connect with SafeSpace on Facebook at www.facebook.com/safespacefl.

 

Slip on a pair of red high heels for the 2014 “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” events on the Treasure Coast. The walks will raise funds for SafeSpace, the Treasure Coast’s only certified domestic violence outreach center.  Left to Right: Pastor Ken Hagin, Lewana Dupree, Rebecca Beckett, Alexis Goldberg and Eric Flowers.

 


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Marc Anthony

 

American Airlines Arena, MiamiFL

Sat, October 4th @ 8:00 PM

 

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Rich Redmond’s CRASH Course for Success comes to Seagull Services

Grammy-nominated drummer teaches life lessons with a down beat
 
 
Who: 
Drummer, music producer, songwriter and motivational speaker Rich Redmond, known as one of the best drummers in the Nashville music scene
What: 
A high energy motivational presentation laid down to Redmond’s own drumbeat. A drumming clinic for musicians and non-musicians alike that is sure to motivate, educate and empower participants.

Where: 
Seagull Academy for Independent Living
6250 N. Military Trail
Rivera Beach, FL 33407

When: 
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Why: 
Whether it’s mastering music or overcoming adversity, the first step begins with motivation. Join students from Seagull Academy for Independent Living for this inspiring, educational and musical program.

Cost: 
$20 cash or $25 with a credit card

FYI/Register
Visit www.seagullservices.org or call Elizabeth McDermott at 561-842-5814, ext. 111.
 

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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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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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