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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


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.



Global March for Elephants and Rhinos

 October 4, 2014 12pm-2pm

 Location: 401 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (the corner of Clematis and West Dixie Highway)

On World Animal Day join us and over 120 cities Marching/Rallying world wide to stand up against Poaching and Extinction. Every 15 minutes an Elephant is illegally killed for their Ivory and every 9 hours a Rhino is illegally killed for their horn. At the current rate both species will be Extinct in less than 10 years! The Global Marches have the support of celebrities such as Ricky Gervais and Jane Goodall. Please join us and help us save these species before they're gone forever.
Website: http://www.March4ElephantsAndRhinos.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/March4Elephants


Treasure Coast Food Bank launches Family Volunteer Day

Every week, hundreds of volunteers help sort, package and distribute the food at Treasure Coast Food Bank, which feeds hungry families across the community. Now, families can work together to make a difference in the lives of other families in need of food.

On Saturday, Oct. 4, Treasure Coast Food Bank invites families to spend time at its headquarters volunteering and learning at Family Volunteer Day. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and activities and sorting run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Families with children as young as 8 years old will be able to participate, sorting food in the warehouse, engaging in family activities, and learning more about hunger on the Treasure Coast

“Volunteers are the heart of our organization, including teens, retirees, corporate groups, and church groups,” said Treasure Coast Food Bank CEO Judy Cruz. “We understand the importance of family time and teaching our children to be good citizens, which is why we’ve begun Family Volunteer Day.”

Chana Pappadouplous was one of 85 volunteers who recently helped Treasure Cost Food Bank package and distribute almost 20,000 meals for those in need on the Treasure Coast during Day of Caring, sponsored by the United Way of Martin County.

“It was great – and eye-opening as well, seeing how many people came through to get food,” said Pappadouplous of Vero Beach. She and other volunteers loaded cases of food into the cars of hungry families. Other volunteers filled hundreds of packs of food for Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Backpack Program, which supplies weekend food for students who rely on the school system for meals. 

  “It’s wonderful that all these people with regular jobs come together for the sake of the community. It’s such a good feeling,” she said. “I have a 3-year-old and I can’t wait until she’s old enough to help as well.”

Treasure Coast Food Bank plans to host Family Volunteer Day the first Saturday of each month. Family members should wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Evelyn Miller at emiller@tcfoodbank.org or call 772-489-3034.



Unity of Miami Gardens Celebrates 32 year Anniversary

Unity of Miami Gardens (formerly Unity Light of the World) is celebrating its 32nd anniversary.

During the entire month of October, members of our church will be celebrating its roots with the theme: “You Are the Light of the World – Shine!”  Anniversary month activities include Sunday morning services October 5th Founder’s Day/Homecoming with guest speaker, Rev. Maxine Martin, Senior Minister of Unity of Jamaica, and October 12th Youth and Family Sunday with guest speaker, Renee Hicks, Co-chair of the UMOG Youth and Family Ministry.

We are also excited to host a Joyful Praise Concert on Sunday, October 26th at 6:00pm at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, located at 1770 Monroe Street, Hollywood, FL 33020.  The evening will be filled with joyous, spirit filled worship with reggae and contemporary gospel music from Clive Tennors, Dr. Norris Weir, Dobby Dobson, and Jenny Love.  The MC will be John T of WAVS 1170. 

Unity of Miami Gardens invites everyone to join in our sacred anniversarycelebrations. “Over 32 years, the church has undergone changes in ministers, location, members, name, and outer appearance. Historically, the roots and vision have always been about the Light as recordedin Matthew 5:14-16. We see light as an important symbol for “understanding”.  “Ye are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid……. let your light shine”. We seek to take a positive path for spiritual living embodying, understanding, teaching, using and expressing the principles of our Master Teacher, Jesus, the Christ,” said Rev. Joanna Gabriel, senior minister of Unity of Miami Gardens.

Unity of Miami Gardens is located at 16800 NW 17th Avenue—just north of the Palmetto Expressway. ‘Like’ our fan page on Facebook@UnityofMiamiGardens



Greenspoon Marder Foundation Golf & Tennis Classic Presented by: Mercedes-Benz of Coconut Creek


Date: Tuesday, October 7
Time:    Golf registration, lunch and shopping in the Nike tent:  11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Tee time: 1 p.m.
Tennis registration: 2-2:30 p.m.
Tennis matches: 2:30 p.m.
Golf and tennis wrap up: 5:30 p.m.
Awards and cocktail reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
LocationParkland Golf & Country Club
   10001 Old Club Rd
   Parkland, FL 33076
Event DescriptionThe Greenspoon Marder Foundation is proud to partner with the Dan Marino Foundation and Here’s Help, Inc., for the 2014 Golf & Tennis Classic. Golf and tennis participants have the chance to advance to the Mercedes-Benz Eastern Sectional.
Description of Organization:  When Greenspoon Marder Law was founded in 1981, co-founders Gerald Greenspoon and Michael Marder set out to earn the reputation as being valued legal and business advisors who provide legal representation to businesses and individuals who want effective representation delivered with a personal touch.  It is this same personal touch that inspired the company to become more involved in the community and local charities. In December of 2012, the Greenspoon Marder Foundation was launched, which is a non-profit dedicated to supporting charitable organizations that work to sustain local communities and provide resources to improve the lives of those in need. 
Contact information: Sheila Mullen
          Executive Director
Pricing: Golf player single spot $1,000 and tennis single spot $150
Photo Caption: Gerald Greenspoon, Dan Marino and Mark Levinson at the 2013 Greenspoon Marder Foundation Golf & Tennis Classic


Party in Pink



For Registration Contact: Martha Nunez - 305-468-1400 ext. 1369 Martha.Nunez@R-HR.com                                                             

Or: Claudia Santana - 305-710-4144 Claudiamiamirio@hotmail.com



Key to the Cure


Key To The Cure

A unique culinary and shopping event at Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach Gardens, Gardens Mall to kick-off the four-day charity shopping event held at Saks Fifth Avenues throughout the country.

When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – Kick-Off Reception from 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Where: Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach Gardens: 3101 PGA Boulevard – Gardens Mall                 

Attire: Business Casual

Purpose: Proceeds from the Key To The Cure kick-off event and the four days of shopping following the event will net 2% of all sales to be donated to the Foshay Cancer Center at Jupiter Medical Center for women's treatment and patient care programs. Specifically to fund IntraOperative Electron Radiation Therapy.

The efforts and commitment of Saks Fifth Avenue and the dedication of members of our local community have resulted in the contribution of over $342,480 towards women's cancer care and research at the Foshay Cancer Center over the past 10 years!

AdvanceTicket - $40 per entry ticket / $75 per couple entry; At the Door - $50 per person

Sponsorships are available!  See Catherine Tolton or call the Foundation.

$35 for a limited-edition T-shirt by Rag + Bone

Unique Concept:  Saks has partnered with Saturday Night Live! in celebration of both KTTC and SNL’s 40th Anniversary.  Members of the SNL Cast past and present are the National Ambassadors for this 16th Anniversary event. 

The delicious food and tasty libations will be provided by:

  • Blue Bell Ice Cream
  • BrioTuscan Grille
  • Café Chardonnay
  • DD's Cupcake Shoppe
  • Del Frisco's Grille
  • ECHO
  • Flagler Steakhouse
  • Indian River Select
  • Ironwood Steak & Seafood at PGA National Resort & Spa
  • Mangrove Bay
  • NYY Steakhouse at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
  • Onli Beverages
  • Papa Pilar's Rum
  • Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar
  • Sandy James Fine Food & Productions
  • Starbucks
  • Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • And more to come!!!

For More Information: ctolton@jupitermed.com, 561-263-5728




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

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


Hoffman’s Children’s Chocolatier Fall Class Schedule:  



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

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Cost:  $30 per child



Tuesday, November 11th (No School Day)

10:30am– 11:30am or 1:30pm– 2:30pm;  

Cost:  $14.95 per child



Tuesday, November 11th (No School Day)

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Cost:  $30 per child


Friday, November 7th & Friday, November 14th

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Cost:  $30 per child


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


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


About Hoffman’s Chocolate

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


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



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

Grammy-nominated drummer teaches life lessons with a down beat
Drummer, music producer, songwriter and motivational speaker Rich Redmond, known as one of the best drummers in the Nashville music scene
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.

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

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

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.

$20 cash or $25 with a credit card

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


The Foreigner at Maltz Jupiter Theater


The Foreigner – October 26 – November 9
In this uproariously funny adventure set at a rural Georgia fishing lodge, a pathologically shy man adopts a persona as a non-English-speaking foreigner in an attempt to avoid conversation. Before long, hilarity ensues as an outrageous group of characters reveals all and he finds himself privy to their secrets and scandals. This comedy has become an American classic filled with twists and turns and heart-warming revelations. Visit www.jupitertheatre.org for showtimes; tickets start at $54. Phone: (561) 575-2223.


Mellow Mushroom's Pink Ribbon Pretzels




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


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

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

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

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

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

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



Safety Council Classes October 2014

Safety Council Classes October 2014

Coaching the Mature Driver: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Time Driver Course  

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

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

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

Basic Driver Improvement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 & 7               Maintenance of Traffic Intermediate  

8                      Maintenance of Traffic Intermediate Refresher

14,15,16         Mold Remediation / Assessor Course

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

                        Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL

30                    Coaching the Experienced Driver 3


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



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.


Festival of Trees

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



Rock The Light Concert —Third Annual

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


Fiddler on the Roof at the Jupiter Maltz Theater


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



The Wiz


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


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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