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T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society Hosts 14th Annual Heath Fair

Health Fair to provide access to health care and education to those in need in community

T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society (TLJMS) will host a community health and wellness fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 2 at FoundCare Health Center at 2330 S. Congress Avenue. The event, titled “Start This School Year with Clean Air, Nutritious Meals, Exercise and Preventive Check-Ups for the Entire Family,” will allow the underserved, uninsured and at-risk members of our community to access health care services and health education.

The health fair is free and open to the public. Offerings will include: back-to-school immunizations, dental screenings, vision testing, pap smears, breast exams, diabetic testing, blood glucose and cholesterol level checks, HIV testing, and breathing capacity checks. The event will also include presentations on living healthier lifestyles and health conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), HIV, diabetes, and heart disease. There will also be presentations on smoking cessation, physical fitness, nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, and fire safety. Infant car seat education/training and free backpacks will be available. Free transportation will be available from Washington Elementary in Riviera Beach and from the Urban League in West Palm Beach every half hour during the event.

“T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society and our community partners are very pleased to offer access to health care to those who might otherwise go without it,” states Dr. Dudley Brown, who is the TLJMS Health Committee Co-Chair along with Dr. Seth Crapp. Event sponsors include Children’s Medical Services, FoundCare, Florida Health Department, Palm Beach County Immunization Coalition and the Palm Beach County Safety Council.

The T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society is a West Palm Beach-based 501(c)3 organization. TLJMS is comprised of a group of dedicated health care professionals united to improve the health and wellness, access to medical care, academic and career opportunities, and the quality of life for underserved populations through the provision of health care, education and youth development services. For its members, TLJMS seeks to elevate the professional success of members through information, education and networking opportunities.


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Forest Hill High School Class of 79 Class 35th Reunion

 
Forest Hill High School Class of 79 Class 35th Reunion
August 2, 2014 at 06:30 pm
Bradley's Beach Club
1 7th Ave N, Lake Worth, Fl 33460
$50.00 per person
Mail check payable to Marietta Williams 601 Heritage Drive. #225, Jupiter, Fl 33458.
Please call Marietta  561-762-0121 for further info. 
 

 

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Spirit of ‘;45 West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center in collaboration with the Military Order of the Purple Heart will hold an event on August 8, 2014 from 11:00 A.M. – 12 Noon to honor our local World War II Veterans and promote awareness for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II next year.  The Spirit of ’45 Day Express will be visiting the medical center at this time on the upper parking deck of the medical center by the west entrance.  The Express has traveled more than 25,000 miles since February to honor the legacy of our Greatest Generation by keeping their spirit alive.  The public and especially our World War II Veterans are welcome to attend.

In 2010, Congress unanimously passed Concurrent Resolution 226 calling for a national “Spirit of ’45 Day” to be observed on the second Sunday in August to honor the men and women who were the ordinary heroes of the World War II era.  The stated purpose of the Spirit of '45 campaign is "to preserve the legacy of the men and women of the Greatest Generation so that their example of courage, self-sacrifice, 'can-do' attitude and commitment to community can help inspire a renewal of national unity in America."  Further information on the Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive initiative can be found by visiting

http://www.spiritof45.org/home0.aspx

West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is located on 7305 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Florida 33410 at the intersection of Military Trail and Blue Heron Blvd.  

 


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Chicken-Wing Eating Contest to Raise Money for ER Nurse Tori Williams

The Palm Beach County FOOLS, a group of area firefighters dedicated to helping family and friends in need, are hosting a chicken-wing eating contest to raise money for Tori Williams, an ER nurse at Palms West Hospital since 2008.

The event begins at 4 p.m. with the chicken-wing eating contest set to start at 6 p.m. at JoJo’s Raw Bar in Wellington on Saturday, August 9.The 38-year-old Williams, who grew up in West Virginia and lives in Jupiter, has been diagnosed with stage 4 Collecting Duct Carcinoma, a rare type of kidney cancer. Longtime FOOLS member and firefighter Tony Andrewson of Wellington is the event Chairman. “Many of the FOOLS have worked with Tori through the years and when we heard about her illness, we wanted to help,” said Andrewson. Entries are still being accepted to participate in the contest, according to Andrewson. People are also invited to watch and enjoy the chicken-wing eating contest. There will also be a live band, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction to help raise money to offset the enormous medical bills.

“The wings will be messy and mild because we want this to be fun,” said Andrewson. “The FOOLS are opening our hearts to Tori and we hope the community will too. She is a great person and terrific to work with.” Participants in the chicken-wing eating contest will receive free beer and soda during the competition. To enter the chicken-wing eating contest, contact Andrewson at tafools@hotmail.com or call 561-632-0009.

The not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Palm Beach County FOOLS and its Firefighter Fund honors local firefighters who have been killed, injured or become sick while serving their communities. This event helps firefighters who spend their lives and careers helping others as well as their families.

The Palm Beach County FOOLS (Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society) is a non-profit organization of area firefighters established to help fellow firefighters and those in need in their communities while bringing back tradition, honor, pride and brotherhood into the service. Sponsors include Palms West Hospital, JoJo’s Raw Bar and Water’s Edge Dermatology. JoJo’s is located at 13889 Wellington Trace in Wellington near the movie theater.

 


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SHOP & SHARE EVENT IN SUPPORT OF THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

 Join us for a day of shopping, sharing, and supporting the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. on Saturday, August 16, 2014. The Gardens Mall will donate 5% of the day’s logged sales to the Education Foundation to support K12 public education in Palm Beach County. In order for a donation to be credited to the Foundation, shoppers must validate their receipts at the Information Desk, Lower Level, Grand Court (across from Macy’s). “Partnering with The Gardens Mall is an exciting opportunity for the Foundation. Parents, students and teachers will be able to do their back to school shopping and support the Education Foundation. It’s a winwin!” said Mary Kay Murray, Executive Director, Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. For more information please contact Teresa Dabrowski at teresa@educationfoundationpb.org or 561-351-7196.

About The Gardens Mall: The Gardens Mall is located one mile east of I95 on PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The luxurious, 1.4millionsquarefoot, superregional shopping center features more than 160 worldclass retail specialty shops and restaurants. It is anchored by Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, and Sears. The Gardens Mall is owned and managed by The Forbes Company. For more information about The Gardens Mall, call 561.775.7750 or visit the mall online at thegardensmall.com.

About the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc.: Founded in 1984, the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing excellence in Palm Beach County’s public education by increasing public awareness and inspiring community and business support for programs focused on learning, literacy, and leadership. With the support it receives from contributions and grants, the Education Foundation provides resources for innovative programs to improve academic achievement. For more information about the Education Foundation, call 561.434.8428 or visit online at educationfoundationpbc.org.

About the School District of Palm Beach County:  The School District of Palm Beach County is the eleventh largest in the nation and the fifth largest in the state of Florida with 185 schools, serving more than 181,000 students who speak 150 languages and dialects. As the largest employer in Palm Beach County, the School District has nearly 21,000 associates, including over 12,000 teachers. To learn more about The School District of Palm Beach County, please visit www.palmbeachschools.org.

 


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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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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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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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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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