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3rd ANNUAL “GAS BUY DOWN” ON SATURDAY

The Journey Church Offering 50 Cents Off Per Gallon
on Saturday, March 28
                  

After a tremendous response to their “Gas Buy Down” in 2014, The Journey Church of Boca Raton is again offering the community $0.50 off per gallon on gasoline on Saturday, March 28.

The Journey’s “Gas Buy Down” will take place Saturday, March 28, 10:00am - 1:00pm, at the Valero Gas Station located at 1380 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton (just north of Glades Road).

The church will buy down the price of gas by $0.50/gallon for as many people as possible during the three-hour time frame between 10:00am and 1:00pm, giving drivers the opportunity to take advantage of the lowest gasoline prices in the region.

“After the opportunity to share God’s love in such a practical way last year, we decided to offer another Gas Buy Down this year,” said Jason Hatley, Lead Pastor of The Journey Church. “With gas prices back on the rise, this remains a consistent source of financial strain, so the Gas Buy Down project has been a great way to be a blessing to the people of our community.”                 

Volunteers from the four-year-old church will be on hand to pump gas and give a break to the wallets of members of the community.

The Journey is a new church in Boca Raton, featuring services each Sunday with casual dress, rockin’ music and practical teaching.  This community outreach opportunity connects nicely with the Easter season.

The Gas Buy Down is far from the first time The Journey will be serving the community. In its first four years, The Journey has successfully partnered with Boca Helping Hands, 4KIDS of South Florida, and C.R.O.S. Ministry's Gleaning Mission on outreach projects. Hatley says the church is “always on the lookout for creative ways to make a difference in people’s lives.” 

The Journey Church is a casual, contemporary, Christian church that meets each Sunday at 9:30am or 11:00am, at Boca Raton Community High School (just off Glades Road at I-95, exit 45).  Since its beginning in February 2011, The Journey has grown to a congregation of several hundred that meet each week.

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For more information about the Gas Buy Down or The Journey Church, visit www.bocajourney.com/freegas, call the church office at 561.420.0606, or email Pastor Matt Easter at matt@bocajourney.com.

 


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Delray Beach Bacon and Bourbon Fest

Three years in development, from the fertile minds of the folks whobring you the annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest and the Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival, the Bacon & Bourbon Festival shines a loving light on our most flavorful food-Bacon, and the quintessential American liquor, Bourbon. 

We bring you a wide ranging menu of bacon and pork related dishedfrom the sublime along with an eclectic selection of bourbon and whiskeys. All intended to enhance your knowledge and pleasure of American made Bourbon and whiskey. 

Join us March 28th & 29th 2015, for a culinary journey with a pig and a barrel in beautiful downtown Delray Beach. 

We've cleared it with your doctor, your cardiologist and your mother so "Come and sow your wild oats!' at the Delray Beach Bacon & Bourbon Festival.


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QUANTUM FOUNDATION & MODERNIZING MEDICINE HOST CODE4GOOD HACKATHON TO INSPIRE HEALTH SOLUTIONS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

 

Participants will conceive, design, develop and present working technology-based solutions to real social problems in the county. Philanthropy meets innovation with $10,000 in cash prizes and a chance to better the health of underserved communities.

Quantum Foundation is teaming up with Modernizing Medicine and Florida Atlantic University’s world-class accelerator, Tech Runway, to stimulate health-related innovation in Palm Beach County at a tech weekend on March 28 – 29, 2015. Quantum Foundation will host its first hackathon, giving engineers, designers and entrepreneurs a hands-on environment to connect, build teams and create a piece of software that enhances the quality of life in underserved communities.

Throughout the weekend, participants will work together to create a technology solution then present their project to a panel of judges on the final day. There's a cash incentive for these teams to show up and put their talents to work. The top three teams will receive prizes in these denominations: First Prize: $5,000; Second Prize: $3,000; Third Prize: $2,000.The first place team will have the opportunity to participate in building their solution into an actual working product.

This event gives aspiring entrepreneurs, engineers, creatives and tech experts an opportunity to showcase their skills and code for good in Palm Beach County.

“South Florida is home to some of the best and brightest coders and software developers, as well as individuals dedicated to improving society. The technology resulting from the Code4Good hackathon will help increase efficiency and improve healthcare outcomes for our region’s citizens and beyond,” shares Dan Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine.

The event is open to designers, coders, marketers and anyone who has an idea and wants to contribute to a team in a technical or creative capacity.

The event host and Palm Beach County's largest health-funder, Quantum Foundation, has given away $115 million since its inception and continues to push the envelope in support of its mission of inspiring and funding bold initiatives that improve community health. Code4Good Palm Beach County is the first of its kind in the county. 

To learn more or to register as a participant visit: www.code4goodPBC.org.

About Quantum Foundation

Quantum Foundation is a private grant making organization that funds approved charities and certain government agencies in Palm Beach County, Florida. Quantum Foundation’s mission is to inspire and fund bold initiatives that improve the health of Palm Beach County. The foundation’s funding supports those organizations which provide health care, help people who need health care, and educate others about health care. According to the latest data compiled by the Florida Philanthropic Network (FPN), Quantum Foundation is the largest Palm Beach County-based health funder with 100% of grant dollars used to support local communities. Since its founding over sixteen years ago, Quantum Foundation has given away over $115 million in grants to more than 450 organizations.

About Modernizing Medicine 

Modernizing Medicine® is transforming how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized in order to increase efficiency and improve outcomes. Our flagship product, Electronic Medical Assistant® (EMA™), is a cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic medical records (EMR) system built by practicing physicians. Available as a native iPad, iPhone and Android application and from almost any web-enabled Mac or PC, EMA adapts to each provider’s unique style of practice. This ICD-10 ready EMR system is available for the dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, urology and plastic and cosmetic surgery markets and used by more than 4,800 physicians in the United States and its territories. The Modernizing Medicine family of companies also provides specialty-specific billing, inventory management and group purchasing services. To learn more visit www.modmed.com.

About FAU Tech Runway

FAU Tech Runway is a South Florida public-private partnership formed to foster technology start-ups. FAU Tech Runway offers a collaborative workspace that is a place for entrepreneurs to house, educate, mentor, and fund their companies from inception through venture funding. Through the creation of this unique place, entrepreneurs find the complete ecosystem to house, educate, mentor and fund their companies. FAU Tech Runway unites the complete entrepreneurial ecosystem for startup ventures. Anchored by Florida Atlantic University, FAU Tech Runway partners with the Research Park at FAU, the Institute for the Commercialization of Research, the FAU office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI), and many more.

 


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The WPBF 25 Health & Wellness Festival

 

 

America’s Doctor Is In: Dr. Oz Returns to South Florida at The WPBF 25 Health & Wellness Festival, March 28
Dr. Oz, at The Gardens Mall, Will Honor Palm Beach County Children’s Charity Little Smiles
 
 
 
America’s Doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Emmy® Award-winning host of The Dr. Oz Show and national wellness expert – once again joined by his wife, best-selling author Lisa Oz – will for his third year be the featured guest at The WPBF 25 Health & Wellness Festival 2015. The appearance and surrounding events, at The Gardens Mall on Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., are courtesy of sponsorship partner Cleveland Clinic Florida. “America’s Doctor” will help attendees live healthier, happier lives with his entertaining new presentation “The Top 10 Questions You Need Answers To”. Dr. Oz will also address the hottest health topics and breakthroughs making headlines around the world. Audience members will be able to submit their personal questions to Dr. Oz for an onstage Q&A session.  
The Good Life Magazine editor-at-large Lisa Oz will deliver an all-new presentation on holistic medicine and treatments. Attendees will learn how to achieve “whole body health” using new and trusted home remedies and techniques that she has personally practiced. Lisa will also demonstrate affordable ways to cook healthier versions of popular dishes. She will be joined by Clay Conley, acclaimed local chef/owner of Būccan, Imoto and The Sandwich Shop at Būccan, and recipient of “Best Chef” and “Best Restaurant” honors in The Palm Beach Post Critic’s Choice Awards.  
 
Also new for 2015, attendees will get a “Taste of South Florida”, featuring courtesy samples of cuisine from some of the area’s finest restaurants. As in past events, dozens of sought-after local health professionals will be on hand to answer questions, prize drawings will be featured, and a popular “Kid Zone” will entertain children with face painting, balloon art and other fun activities. The WPBF 25 First Alert Weather Team will present their popular Mini Meteorologist Experience, and experts at the WPBF 25 Digital Center will help attendees stay connected, outfitting their devices with the latest WPBF 25 apps. Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to meet and photograph themselves with their favorite WPBF 25 News Anchors including Tiffany Kenney, Todd McDermott, Paul Lagrone, Stephanie Berzinski, Erin Guy, Mike Lyons, Sandra Shaw and many others. In a special moment onstage, Dr. Oz will recognize Little Smiles, the Palm Beach County-based children’s charity. Little Smiles works to brighten the lives of hospitalized children as they battle challenging circumstances. “Dr. Mehmet and Lisa Oz are the most enthusiastic champions of good health, and their passion is contagious,” said Caroline Taplett, President and General Manager of WPBF 25. “Health and wellness continue to be of critical importance in our community, and we’re proud to bring this annual event to our viewers.” “We are thrilled to have Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz back in Palm Beach Gardens,” said Michele Jacobs, Corporate Director of Marketing and Operations for The Gardens Mall. “This year’s festival will provide guests with more healthy lifestyle alternatives and feature an exciting culinary component. It’s going to be the best year yet.”  
 
Please visit WPBF.com or TheGardensMall.com for a complete lineup of Festival events.
 

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Pride Fest

 

2015 PrideFest of the Palm Beaches is #Winning this year.

Lake Worth, FL - Voted Best Gay event of the year in 2014, this year’s PrideFest of Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches is expected to break record attendance. After a year full of successes for the LGBT community, most notably Marriage Equality in Florida, PrideFest of the Palm Beaches will have more spirit and pride than ever before.

The newly renovated Bryant Park is now 25% larger, making room for more fun and excitement during the two day festival. On Saturday March 28th, PrideFest will feature the brand new Kids Zone with activities for the whole family.

“PrideFest is a time to celebrate and we have more to celebrate this year than ever before,” said Tony Plakas, Compass’ CEO.

Sunday’s “We’ve Got Spirit” parade will feature floats in their favorite champion sports gear, celebrating a victorious year for the LGBT community. Keurig Coffee will offer free beverage tastings and look for Tito’s Vodka, a new sponsor of the Festival this year. Food, drinks, live music, performances, fantastic vendors, and the LGBT community will make PrideFest of the Palm Beaches bigger and better than ever.

PrideFest of the Palm Beaches is hosted, planned, and produced by Compass Gay & Lesbian Community Center. For more information about attending, sponsoring, or volunteering at PrideFest of the Palm Beaches, contact events@compassglcc.com<mailto:events@compassglcc.com>.


Compass Mission: Compass aims to diminish stereotypes by challenging long-standing misconceptions about the character of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. We accomplish this by emboldening our youth, promoting pride in our community, and acting as an educator, advocate, health service provider, and focal point for community organizing.  As good neighbors, effective partners, and respected participants in our civic responsibilities, Compass promotes awareness of the caring nature of our diverse community.
 


 

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Florida Brain Cancer 5K

 

The Florida Brain Cancer 5K is hosted by Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and raises funds to support cutting edge brain cancer research projects. The run/walk is open to participants of all fitness levels and runners will have the option to be timed. The true spirit of the event encourages walkers and runners alike to join Family & Friend or Company Teams to revel in the community around them and celebrate their fundraising efforts together at this wonderfully spirited event.

Date and Location
Sunday, March 29, 2015
John Prince Park
4759 S. Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33461

Walk Day Schedule
Registration and Check-in: 6:30am - 7:30am (RECOMMENDED ARRIVAL TIME 6:30AM – 7:15AM)
Survivors Tribute and Pre-Race Warm Up: 7:30am
5k Walk/Run: 8:00am
        If you're a competitive runner, head to the start line around 7:50am.
        Families with children and strollers must follow behind for safety reasons.
Awards Ceremony: 9:30am
Kids Fun Run: TBD


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Summer Camp Expo

PB Parenting Helps Parents Connect With Local Summer Camps at 2015 Summer Camp Expo

Who/What: PB Parenting to host their first annual Summer Camp Expo

When: Sunday March 29 from 11 AM – 2 PM

Where: Palm Beach Outlets Center Court, located directly off Interstate 95 on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in West Palm Beach

Highlights of the Summer Camp Expo:

There will be over 30 local summer camps from throughout Palm Beach County who will provide information to hundreds of moms and dads looking for ideas of where to send their children to summer camp this year. There will be representatives from camps covering all areas of interest including Art, Sports, Gymnastics, Science, Outdoors, Theatre, Horse, Music, Technology, Ice Skating, Wildlife, Swimming, Photography, Dance and so much more.

It will be a FREE day of family fun! Entertainment for kids will include a Fire Truck provided by Fantastic Fire (rides from 11-12), Arts and Crafts with Kids Need More Art, Character Meet and Greets by Party Entertainment, Face Painting with Purple People Painters, Soccer with i9 sports, Fun Science Experiments in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Technology with The Science Academy and a Mobile Arcade from Games on the Go!

Raffles will be held for a family-four pack of Disney on Ice tickets, Dinosaur Train tickets, a Palm Beach Outlets Prize Pack and more.

In addition, parents can play “Passport to Summer.” They can pick up their passport at the PB Parenting table and get stamps from the camps. When completed, turn it back in for a chance to win a free week of summer camp! They can choose from any of the camps present at the event up to a $250 value.

Background: PB Parenting magazine started three years ago after Felonice Merriman moved to Palm Beach County with her young daughter and noticed there wasn't a lot of information accessible for moms and dads to find out about fun things to do with their children and local family related resources available in the community. With a background in graphic design and publishing, she made PB Parenting a reality. During the first year of publishing, she teamed up with another local mom, Jennifer Preville, who had an extensive background in advertising and marketing. Together they have grown the publication to over 15,000 copies which are delivered to over 600 family friendly locations in Palm Beach County and are available for free. PB Parenting recently expanded into North Broward and Southern Martin Counties. In addition to their monthly publication, PB Parenting also engages readers via a weekly e-newsletter and their facebook page (www.facebook.com/pbparenting). For the past 3 years, the magazine has been providing parents a free local resource in print and online to help find summer camps. This year, they decided to go beyond print and the web and provide families with a face to face opportunity to meet camps at their first annual Summer Camp Expo.

Public contact: Go online to www.pbsummercamp.com or www.pbparenting.comand connect on facebook, www.facebook.com/pbparenting. Parents can also rsvp for the event and stay up to date at https://www.facebook.com/events/864878540243661.

Media contact: Felonice Merriman, Publisher, 561-247-3148 or Felonice@pbparenting.com

 


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Events at the Jupiter Lighthouse

Tales from the Archives

Feb 18, 6-7 PM

Join us in the Museum café as Staff shares the latest discoveries in local historical research and new findings from our ever expanding Museum’s collection. You may be the first to hear about new research shedding light on an old mystery or see an unusual or rare donation up-close! What fascinating facts are in the archives of the Loxahatchee River Historical Society?  Historian and Collections Manager Josh Liller will give a 30-45 minute presentation related to local history drawn from our Archives and the latest research.  Q&A will follow. A must for history buffs. Free to the public. Check our web calendar for additional scheduling. Please RSVP to 561-747-8380 X101. www.jupiterlighthouse.org  Location:  Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter.

 

Hands-On History 

Creative & unique experiences tailored to give guests an expanded and diverse perspective on Florida heritage and our environment. Some programs require fees. Please RSVP to 561-747-8380 X101. www.jupiterlighthouse.org  Location:  Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter.

Jan 17   Hands-On Plein Air   Join staff in painting & drawing on the Lighthouse grounds, guests must provide their own materials. Space limited, Admission $10 donation. 10 am-12 pm

Feb 7   Hands-On iphone Photography (iphoneography) Join world-traveler and 25 year film & TV location scout & veteran photographer Cindi Hobgood in a day-long workshop to hone your iphone photography skills and shoot like a pro. Time: 9 am-4:30 pm, Indoor workshop & Outdoor iphone expedition, bring your own camera phone. Space limited, fee $110 per person. Lunch is provided. RSVP required.

Mar 21  Hands-On Archaeology   Join our archaeologist  in learning about archaeology and past discoveries on the Lighthouse grounds. Space limited, Admission $10 donation, materials provided. 10 am- 12 pm

 

 

Hike Through History

Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7, 8am-10am

Discover the topography and natural history of Jupiter’s National Conservation Lands historic site. This 2 mile trek passes through historic points of interest on the 120-acre Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area.  The hike departs from the flag pole at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum and is weather dependent. Program is open to adults and children –minimum age 5, ages 13 & under must be accompanied by an adult that is at least 18 years old. Hiker’s footwear, active wear, a hat, and a full water bottle or canteen should be carried. Admission is free but space is limited- RSVP required 561-747-8380 x101. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469. www.jupiterlighthouse.org

                                                                  

Lighthouse Story Time & Crafts for Kids

Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3, 10:30am-11:15am, Free Program

Join us under the Lighthouse Seminole Chickee Hut for story time & craft activity about Lighthouse Keepers, Florida History and People & Local Plants and Animals.  Moms & Dads, this is ideal for kids ages 8 and under. Please bring a small beach/picnic mat for your child.  Program is free, space is limited, runs approximately 45 minutes, weather permitting, Please RSVP 561-747-8380 X101.  Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter FL 33469  www.jupiterlighthouse.org

 

Lighthouse Coffee & Book Club

Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4 , 6-7 PM

Join Museum Staff in book discussions on all things Florida! Discover the surprisingly rich heritage of our State in both fiction and non-fiction. Coffee, Tea & Refreshments available for purchase. The Lighthouse Coffee & Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum Café.   Donation suggested.  Check our web calendar for Book reading schedule. Please RSVP to 561-747-8380 X101. www.jupiterlighthouse.org  Location:  Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way,Jupiter.

 

Lighthouse Sunset Tour

Jan 7, 14, 21, 28,  Feb 4, 11, 18, 25,  Mar 4, 11,18

Time varies by sunset

Take in the spectacular sunset views and witness the Jupiter Light turning on to illuminate the night sky. Visitors get an inside look at the nuts & bolts of a working lighthouse watchroom. Tour time approximately 75 minutes, $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, RSVP required, 561-747-8380 x101. Tours are weather permitting, call for tour time. Children must be at least 48” tall to climb the tower. www.jupiterlighthouse.org. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469.

 

Lighthouse Moonrise Tour

Jan 4, Feb 3, Time varies by sunset

A howling good time and spectacular evening view of a full moon from the top of the tower! Tour time approximately 75 minutes, $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, RSVP required, 561-747-8380 x101. Tours are weather permitting, call for tour time. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be at least 48” tall to climb.www.jupiterlighthouse.org. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469

 

Twilight Yoga at the Light

Jan 5, 12, 19, 26   Feb 2, 9, 16, 23   Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 6-7 PM

Take in the spectacular sunset views and witness the Jupiter Light turning on to illuminate the night sky. Visitors get an inside look at the nuts & bolts of a working lighthouse watchroom. Tour time approximately 75 minutes, $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, RSVP required, 561-747-8380 x101. Tours are weather permitting, call for tour time. Children must be at least 48” tall to climb the tower. www.jupiterlighthouse.org. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469.

 

Valentines Toast at the Top 

Feb. 12-14, 5-9pm

Romance is in the air. Literally. Propose to your love at the top of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse or share a lovely view with a special someone. A tradition started by Jupiter pioneers, Harry & Susan DuBois. Very limited-Couples only, $50 for 15 minutes of romantic twilight and champagne for two. Weddings are not permitted at this event. Must RSVP by phone 561-747-8380 x101. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469

 

Business Moonrise Mixer

Mar. 5, 5:30-7:30pm

Lighthouse Social with a serene tropical twist. Moonrise Lighthouse climb offered along with catered hors d’oeuvres, music and one-of-a-kind atmosphere on the Lighthouse deck. $20 admission, Free to Lighthouse Business Members, Sponsors & Young Friends.  Location: Lighthouse Deck, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter. RSVP required to 561-747-8380 x101.

 

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. The waterfront Museum in the restored WWII building exhibits Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee, which explores Native American, Seminole, Florida Maritime, Lighthouse, Pioneer and WWII Secret “Station J” history. Showcasing the amazing past of the Loxahatchee River region, the heritage site also features the Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Pennock Plantation Bell and Lighthouse Keepers Workshop. Also available are the museum gift shop, educational programs for children and adults, sunset tours, moonrise tours, weddings & proposals, and special events. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the 120-acre federally designated, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. Hiking trail and observation tower located on the north side of Beach Road. Open Tues-Sun (Open 7 days Jan-Apr,) 10 am-5 pm, last lighthouse tour leaves at 4 pm. Closed on some major holidays. Children must be at least 48” tall to climb tower. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469, 561-747-8380x 101, www.jupiterlighthouse.org.

 

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Safety Council Classes April 2015

Coaching the Mature Driver: 

Florida law requires drivers 55 and older  to receive a 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.

23   9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.  South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Greenacres, FL  

24   9::00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  North County Senior Center, 5217 Northlake Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL  

30 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Temple Beth Tikvah 4550 Jog Road,  Greenacres, FL. 

This class is $12.00  per person. We also offer this class to groups upon request.  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 alsoavailable 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.

All classes will be held at the Safety Council, 4150 W. Blue Heron  Blvd., #110 Riviera Beach, FL 33404

07      8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

15      6:00 p.m.  – 10:00 p.m.

25        9:00 p.m. –  1:00 p.m.

30       8:30 p.m. –  12:30 p.m.  

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.  

23, 25& 26 Beginning Rider Course Wellington High School, 2101 Greenview Shores Blvd. 

While supply lasts, each student taking course in Aprilwill receive a FDOT approved motorcycle helmet.

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

 

 

 


 

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is theplace 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 & Sunny107.9 & 103.1WIRK!

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Piano Extravaganza

 

Piano Extravaganza with the Hobe Sound Bibe College

April 9 and April 11 at 7:00 PM

CEC Auditorium Hobe Sound Bible Church

11295 Gomez Ave

Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Free Admission - an offering will be accepted

www.hsbc.edu

phone:  (772) 546-5696

 

The Piano Extravaganza has been thrilling audiences for more than a decade!  Featuring 6 pianos and 12 pianists,
the 2015 program will highlight Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 2 for 4 pianos, several well known classics and, it is rumored that a keyboard piece of comedic nature will surface!  You do not want to miss this year's Piano Extravaganza!


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National Wild & Scenic Film Festival Coming to Jupiter!

Something truly wild and amazing is coming to Jupiter this April! The Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF), the largest environmental film festival of its kind in North America, makes its debut April 10, 2015, from 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum (JILM) is proud to partner with over 140 environmental groups, nature centers, museums, and universities across the United States and Canada, to increase a groundswell of environmental support through these powerful international short films. The stories give us a sense of place and what it means to be responsible stewards of the earth.

From the cold climes of Northern Norway to the tropical waters of Hawaii, from a Fijian native river to the Yuba River of California, young and old share their experiences, feelings and accomplishments in and around their local waters and marine life in these mesmerizing films.

“We’ve picked eleven films that focus on the impact that humans have on our waters and vice versa,” says Kathleen Glover, JILM Assistant Director and WSFF Coordinator. “These unique videos show how the waters inspire and invigorate us and push us to recognize our true selves, while revealing our absolute connectedness to our world. They are short films that make a big impact on the viewer, encouraging personal, social, artistic and scientific calls to action.”

National Sponsors for the WSFF are Patagonia, CLIF Bar, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Klean Kanteen, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and Orion Magazine. Local Sponsors for Jupiter’s first WSFF are Jupiter Courier Newsweekly, Best Version Media, Whole Foods Market, iDo Wedding Media, Milk Stool Productions and Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa.

Gates open at 6:30 pm. Live Music 7:00-7:30 PM by StratOlites, a local reverb drenched garage surf Rock N' Roll band. Films begin at 7:45 pm. Bring beach or lawn chairs, no coolers will be permitted. Snacks, sodas and beer will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10 per person. In celebration of our first WSFF, a special $25 Individual Lighthouse Membership including your WSFF tickets will be offered from now through April 10th.  Tickets are limited and go on sale March 1, 2015. Purchase tickets by phone at 561.747.8380 x101 or pick up at our gift shop. Ticket purchase prior to the event is recommended due to limited availability.

You can follow our social media updates and sneak peeks on twitter.com/JupiterLH and facebook.com/jupiterinletlighthousemuseum. As stewards of the dynamic heritage, and sensitive natural systems of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area and the Loxahatchee River region, the JILM invites you and your family to join us for these amazing films! Visit our web site at www.jupiterlighthouse.org for future programs and updates. #WSFFJupiter

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Lighthouse Park, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL, 33469  PH: 561-747-8380

Open Tuesday - Sunday, (7 Days a week January-February,) 10am-5pm, last lighthouse tour leaves at 4pm. Call for tour information. www.jupiterlighthouse.org   Operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and partner in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area, National Conservation Lands.

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is theplace 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 & Sunny107.9 & 103.1WIRK!

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Giant Flea Market to Benefit Project Graduation

Giant Flea Market to Benefit Project Graduation

Donation Drive to Benefit

Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County

 

Want to buy? Want to sell?  Want to donate? Come to Palm Beach Central High School, April 11, 2015 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm for a Giant Flea Market.  Shop the biggest flea market in the Western Communities.  If you want to sell your household items, craft items or promote your home based business you can purchase a space for $30.00. Proceeds to Benefit Project Graduation 2015. No food sellers allowed.  Applications available at school or on school’s website under Project Graduation 2015, www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/PalmBeachCentralHS/

Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County is proud to partner with Palm Beach Central High School and the “One Book, One School” program. This program and Habitat’s mission, to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope, go hand in hand to effect positive change in our community. Participation by the Habitat ReStore and the Wellington and Western Communities in the upcoming Donation Drive will help support our mission and will further our partnership with Palm Beach Central High School. We look forward to a very successful event. Visit our website at www.habitatpbc.orgfor more information about this event and our mission.

 


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SCIENCE CENTER IS SEEKING STUDENTS FOR 29th ANNUAL ENGINEERING CONTEST

$5,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs at annual Drop it, Build it, Float it, Launch it, Thrill it

Calling all eager student engineers! Now is your chance for hands-on, minds-on science exploration at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium’s 29th annual Drop it, Build it, Float it, Launch it, Thrill it Engineering Competition.  Elementary, middle and high school students from all over South Florida are invited to compete for $5,000 in cash and prizes.  The competition takes place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m and the deadline to register is April 8. 

The contest celebrates engineering ingenuity with entrants able to participate in five different design contests.  Competitors will see if they have a good egg or Humpty Dumpty after their egg container takes a three-story drop from a cherry picker in the Drop It competition; or if their bottle rocket will blast off or fizzle out during the Launch It competition.  Bridges will be built, floatable boats will be crafted and roller coasters will operate as students compete for prize money, awarded to the first through third place winners in each category.  The competition will be judged by the Florida Engineering Society.

“We are very excited to be celebrating nearly 30 years as the host of the annual Drop it, Build it, Float it, Launch it, Thrill it Engineering Competition,” said Lew Crampton, Science Center CEO.  “Over the last year, we have tremendously increased our educational offerings to get students interested in careers in science.  Drop it, Build it has always been a popular annual contest, but now we have monthly programs like Hack Shack for computer coding and GEMS Club for young girls.  As part of our mission to ‘open every mind to science’ we are certainly serving as the local hub for informal science education.  We would especially like to thank the Florida Engineering Society for their long-standing partnership and support, as they too recognize the importance of getting kids involved in science.”

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, named the 2014 Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches’ nonprofit of the year, features more than 50 hands-on educational exhibits, an 8,000 gallon fresh and salt water aquarium- featuring both local and exotic marine life, a digital planetarium, conservation research station, Florida exhibit hall and an interactive Everglades exhibit.  Afterlife: Tombs & Treasures of Ancient Egypt, the Science Center’s newest traveling exhibit, features more than 200 ancient and authentic artifacts.  All exhibits are on display during Afterlife’s special showing.  In true Science Center style, the highly anticipated blockbuster exhibition has interactive components, making it feel like guests have taken a trip to Egypt to explore ancient artifacts and tombs.

Thanks to support from the Florida Engineering Society, and the support of generous sponsors, students will have the opportunity to take home nearly $5,000 in prize money.  Event sponsors include Alvin I. Brown & Peggy S. Brown Charitable Foundation, The Weiss School, Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County Inc., Florida Power & Light, Aerojet Rocketdyne, B/E Aerospace, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Tourist Development Council.

To register, and for competition rules and regulations, please visit www.sfsciencecenter.org or call 561-370-7710.  Contest entry is $3 to each registrant and includes a complimentary lunch for the participant, along with complimentary admission for the participant and one adult. The community is invited to watch the excitement as local kids demonstrate their ingenuity and science skills.  In addition to individual prizes, a special prize will be awarded to the school with the most participants.

For more information on the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium’s upcoming events, like the Science Center on Facebook and follow it on Twitter @SFScienceCenter.


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Swinging in to the 17th Annual Shamrock Classic

 

It’s hard to imagine that a hole-in-one helps provide a comfortable bed and hot meal for a family grappling with the frightening and unfamiliar realities of caring for a sick child, but the game of golf is exactly what guests of Quantum House depend on. For years golfer have teed-up at the Shamrock Classic ready to play 18 holes while helping parents with critically ill children through some of the toughest times they will face. This year will be no different at the 17th Annual Shamrock Classic Golf Tournament to benefit Quantum House on April 11 and 12 at the Paddy Mac’s in Palm Beach Gardens and at the PGA Estates Course. Quantum House supporters and community partners are all invited to participate in the weekend-long golf extravaganza with one of the most unique event line-ups of the season. Golf foursomes and their guests are treated to a private lobster and steak dinner at Paddy Mac’s on Saturday night sponsored by TBC Corporation. The evening will feature traditional Irish music as well as a live and silent auction jam packed with goodies for golfers and non-golfers alike.  

The golfers will tee up and fuel up Sunday morning at The PGA Estates Course at Bay Hill Estates with breakfast sponsored by St. Mary’s Medical Center and Palm Beach Children’s Hospital and then make their way out to the greens. Once on the course, golfers will enjoy various food stations and the opportunity to win a brand new luxury car courtesy of Schumacher Automotive! After the golfers finish 18 amusing holes, they will head back to Paddy Mac’s for a delicious lunch and collect their prizes. “There’s no denying The Shamrock Classic is a lively tournament with food, drinks and fun but it’s really about coming together to help families during their darkest days,” said Robi Jurney, Executive Director of Quantum House. “Our loyal supporters really get what we do and have come out year after year to help us achieve our mission.”  

Foursomes for the Shamrock Classic are available for $1,000 and include gourmet dinner, breakfast & lunch, refreshments on the course, goodie bag and tournament golf shirt. Tee signs are available for purchase at only $100 per sign and tournament sponsorship packages are still available. For more information visit www.quantumhouse.org/shamrockclassic or call Elizabeth Portmess at 561-494-0515.  

About Quantum House: Quantum House is a caring and supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition. The ten-suite hospital hospitality house provides lodging, meals, care and compassion to more than 500 family members each year. For nearly 14 years, Quantum House has been the only facility of its kind between Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando. For more information, visit www.quantumhouse.org.  

 


 

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Suncoast Color Run

Join the Suncoast High School Color Run!

 

 

Suncoast Color Run April 12th Sign-up today!!! @SuncoastHighFL

Posted by Suncoast Community High School on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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Girl Scouts Host Thin Mint Sprint 5K Race Tagalong Trot for Little Ones

Attention all runners! Lace up your running shoes and join Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida for their Fourth Annual Thin Mint Sprint 5K on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach. The race also includes a Tagalong Trot 100-yard dash for kids 8 and under. 

The Thin Mint Sprint is open to all ages. Awards will be given in 17 categories, and the first 300 registrants will receive a race T-shirt. Plus, participants get a free box of Thin Mints after you cross the finish line! This is a chip timed race on a certified course.

The registration fee is $25 before March 13, $30 after March 13-April 11 or $35 on race day. For registered Girl Scouts, the fee is $20, and the Tagalong Trot is just $10. 

The race is shaping up to be the best one yet with plenty of fun activities for all. There will be a face painting, balloon twisting, a photo booth, a light breakfast and even massages!  

Runners can register online by visiting https://register.racepartner.com/thinmintsprint, or register the day of the race. Packet pickup and race day registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. at the Micanopy Pavilion inside Okeeheelee Park. The 5K starts at 7:30 a.m. and the Tagalong Trot 100-yard dash begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Mandy Allen at aallen@gssef.org or (561) 427-0190.

 

About Girl Scouts

For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida empowers girls ages 5 to 17 with vision and voice—girls who command their future, engage their communities and inspire others. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida serves more than 12,000 girls in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indi­an River and Okeechobee Counties.To explore opportunities to volunteer or partner with Girl Scouts, call (866) 727-4475 or visit www.gssef.org.


 

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JM Family, Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus Announce the 2015 African-American Achievers

JM Family, Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus Announce the 2015 African-American Achievers

$40,000 to be Donated on Behalf of this Year’s Honorees

Four inspiring community leaders will be honored for their contributions to South Florida at the 23rd annual African-American Achievers awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 15 at 6:15 p.m. at the Broward County Convention Center.

The 2015 African-American Achievers are:

Melton Mustafa - Arts & Culture

Lou Ella Jordan - Business & Entrepreneurism

Rodney Baltimore - Community Service

Barrington Irving - Education

In recognition of this year’s Achievers and their efforts to improve the quality of life in our community, JM Family and subsidiaries Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus will make a contribution of $10,000 in each Achiever’s name to the charity(ies) of his or her choice, totaling $40,000. Including the contributions to be made this year, JM Family has donated more than $400,000 to charitable organizations in the names of its African-American Achievers.

The 2015 honorees were selected by an independent panel of community leaders, including former Achievers, from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The selection committee reviewed more than 200 nominations received from around South Florida after an extensive public outreach campaign.

“In continuing the legacy of the African-American Achievers Awards created 23 years ago by our founder Jim Moran, we look forward to recognizing these inspiring leaders

who give selflessly in order to make a significant difference in the lives of others,” said Colin Brown, President and CEO of JM Family. “Every year we are privileged to celebrate them and say ‘thank you.’”

Look for the 2015 Achievers and their stories in public service announcements by media partners WPLG Local 10, WPTV Channel 5, WEDR-FM 99 JAMZ, WHQT-FM HOT 105, WMBX-FM 102.3, and in print advertisements throughout South Florida.

About the 2015 Honorees:

Arts & Culture: Melton Mustafa

An accomplished musician and composer, Melton Mustafa’s talents have taken him around the world performing with notable acts like the Count Basie Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra and Jaco Pastorius. He is an extraordinary trumpet player and can be heard on recordings across many genres, in addition to releasing four albums with his own orchestra and jazz ensemble. Since 1996 he has served as the director of jazz studies and an associate professor at Florida Memorial University, where he teaches the next generation music composition and the rich history and culture of jazz. He inspires his students to strive for greatness, and many have become noted musicians in their own regard. His commitment to the arts extends into the community as well. Melton works with at-risk youth in South Florida, helping ensure their access to instruments while fostering a passion for music.

Business & Entrepreneurism: Lou Ella Jordan

Lou Ella Jordan learned early in life about the challenges – and rewards – of hard work. Born to migrant farmers, she toiled in the fields throughout elementary school. While balancing high school studies and taking on increasing responsibilities at a local store, Lou Ella realized the power knowledge could have in breaking the cycle of poverty. In pursuit of that goal, she invested what money she could spare to ultimately purchase a neighborhood grocery store. In 1984, Lou Ella became the first minority-owned retail concessionaire at Palm Beach International Airport. Today, she and her daughter lead Tarra Enterprises, a partner in 60 stores and restaurants at five airports. Lou Ella is also committed to the development and advancement of minority entrepreneurs. She is the vice president of Girls II Women, a nonprofit that educates, inspires and motivates underprivileged girls to pursue educational and professional opportunities.

Community Service: Rodney Baltimore

Rodney Baltimore may be known best as a veteran of the radio industry, but if you ask him about his true passion, you’ll learn of his dedication to supporting non-profit organizations across South Florida. As executive producer and co-host of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, he leverages the power of the airwaves to create awareness and provide a voice to those striving to improve their communities. Through his popular Community Spotlight segments, Rodney interviews local leaders and educates the public about available resources and events. His reach has elevated the platform of numerous causes, helping them earn valuable funding and the support they deserve. In addition to his public persona, Rodney is also involved in more than a dozen

organizations and initiatives dedicated to enriching education, family services and hunger relief across South Florida.

Education: Barrington Irving

Raised in Miami’s inner city surrounded by poor economic conditions and limited access to resources, Barrington Irving beat the odds and became the youngest person and first African-American to fly solo around the world. He completed his historic flight, graduated magna cum laude from an aeronautical science program and founded a dynamic educational nonprofit – all before turning 28. He has even transformed a jet into the world’s first flying classroom. His organization, Experience Aviation, provides learning opportunities to children interested in aviation and other science and math-related careers. Inspired by his life experiences, Barrington established the Build and Soar program that brought together 60 students from F-rated schools to construct an airplane from the ground up in 10 weeks and then watch him pilot it. His accomplishments are proof that sky-high achievements are possible even in the face of humble and challenging beginnings.

RSVP

The community is invited to attend the awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 15. To RSVP, visit www.africanamericanachievers.com or the African-American Achievers Facebook page, or call 866-516-2497.

Learn more about the program and past honorees at www.africanamericanachievers.com and become a fan on Facebook.

About JM Family Enterprises, Inc. JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a diversified automotive company ranked No. 23 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” It is also ranked No. 37 by FORTUNE® as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For,” its 16th consecutive year on the list. JM Family has approximately 4,000 associates and its primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota and Scion vehicles; World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company; JM&A Group, one of the leading independent providers of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry; JM Lexus, the largest volume Lexus dealership in the world; and JM Service Center LLC, the company’s internal shared services center. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JM Family has major U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala. and St. Louis, Mo., in addition to offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. Interact with JM Family at Facebook.com/JMFamilyEnterprises.

 


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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is theplace 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 & Sunny107.9 & 103.1WIRK!

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is theplace 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 & Sunny107.9 & 103.1WIRK!

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Triumph of Love at the Norton

The Norton Museum of Art has been given the rare opportunity to select works for an exhibition from the collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody, considered one of the world’s foremost collectors of contemporary art. The result is The Triumph of Love: Beth Rudin DeWoody Collects, on view from Feb. 8 through May 3, 2015. Cheryl Brutvan, Norton Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Contemporary Art, calls DeWoody, “one of the most fascinating, adventurous, and passionate collectors of contemporary art.” The part-time West Palm Beach resident, who has been collecting since the 1970s, has amassed a collection of nearly 10,000 paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and photographs. She also has a reputation as one of the best-informed contemporary art collectors, according to Brutvan. Brutvan will interview DeWoody during a “Conversation with the Collector” at 3 p.m. on Feb. 8, the opening day of the exhibition.

DeWoody is a longtime supporter of the Norton, serving on its Photography Committee and funding the Museum’s biennial Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers, which is named after her father, the late real estate developer Lewis Rudin. She also has donated art to the Norton’s permanent collection. With space the only limitation for the exhibition, The Triumph of Love, features approximately 200 works and is structured to reveal Rudin DeWoody’s enthusiasms and concentrations in her collection. Drawings and sculptures are well-represented strengths in her collecting. In fact, the exhibition title is based on a colorful, early drawing by Cy Twombly. (Because her exceptional photography collection alone numbers nearly 1,500 images, it will be the subject of an exhibition next season.)

Other artists represented in the exhibition include American Bruce Connor (1933- 2008), and Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury (b. 1961). Connor’s funky assemblage sculpture, Drum (1962), is one of 10 pieces in DeWoody’s collection by this influential California artist and represents her interest in recent historical movements and the physical character of some of her choices. It is in contrast to Fleury, another artist she has pursued in depth, acquiring 15 silver- and gold-plated sculptures by her. Fleury’s work is characterized by appropriating consumer culture through luxury goods as seen in the work Prada Boots (2003). Both pieces are in the exhibition. Other featured artists include: Nicole Eisenman, Karl Benjamin, David Wojnarowicz, Isamu Noguchi, and Jim Lambie, among many others.

 


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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is theplace 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 & Sunny107.9 & 103.1WIRK!

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is theplace 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 & Sunny107.9 & 103.1WIRK!

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is theplace 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 & Sunny107.9 & 103.1WIRK!

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is theplace 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 & Sunny107.9 & 103.1WIRK!

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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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