For the third consecutive year, Whole Foods Market stores in Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington will host a Memorial Day Weekend fundraiser to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the men and women of the U.S. Military.
In partnership with the Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, all three stores will host a Support Our Troops Cookout on Saturday, May 25 from noon – 3 p.m. During the cookout, customers can enjoy a hamburger, hotdog, vegetarian burger, choice of side and a drink for a donation of $5. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Forgotten Soldiers. Customers are invited to write letters of encouragement to our troops or donate toiletries or other items to be included in care packages, which will then be sent to U.S. soldiers serving overseas.
The three stores are located at:
· Whole Foods Market Boca Raton – 1400 Glades Road (561) 447-0000
· Whole Foods Market Palm Beach Gardens – 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens (561) 691-8550
· Whole Foods Market Wellington – 2635 State Road 7 (561) 904-4000
“We’ve been proud to partner over the years with such a wonderful organization as Whole Foods Market. It’s truly a way to support our troops,” said Lynelle Chauncey Zelnar, founder and executive director of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. “Our sole mission is to reach out to those troops who receive little to no support from the home front, and many of them are from our own backyards.”
Created in 2003, Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is a nonprofit organization that ships care packages filled with donated items and letters to the men and women of the U.S. military serving overseas. Since its inception, Forgotten Soldiers has delivered care packages to more than 250,000 U.S. troops worldwide from all branches of the military.
About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company's motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 73,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2012, the company had sales of $11.7 billion and currently has more than 340 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
“Be Kind To Animals Feature”
Sunday’s at the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital
The Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital announces that it offers a “Be Kind toAnimals” Feature each Sunday at 11:00am.
Being held at the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital in Sportsplex Park in Coral Springs (Sample Rd & Sawgrass Expressway), each week guests are introduced to a featured animal in SNC’s exhibit area which includes both native and exotic animals that could not be released due to their injuries or the fact that they do not belong in Florida. Participants learn how to live with Florida’s varied and unique wildlife and how their choices, especially when it comes to pet responsibility, affects the quality of life for our native wildlife and for our pets. Bring the family to enjoy a unique and up-close experience and to learn how to be kind to all animals. The feature begins promptly at 11:00am and afterwards, guests can enjoy a self-guided tour through the SNC exhibit area. Feature offering may be canceled in inclementweather. For more information, please call (954) 752-WILD or visit sawgrassnaturecenter.org
The SNC is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to educate the public about South Florida's environment
and the many species it contains, to provide excellent care for sick, injured or orphaned wildlife, and to
promote healthy living and outdoor activity. SNCsupports itself through educational programming, grant writing and fundraising events. SNC is not regularly funded by any city, county or state organization. The “Be Kind To Animals” program is being provided with a grant from the Community Foundation of Broward.
Sawgrass Nature Center’s Nature Explorers
Come and enjoy a hand-on adventure exploring our natural environment and the creatures that inhabit it. Class includes a topical book, crafts, activities and live animal visit. The Sawgrass Nature Center welcomes Nature Explorers from ages 3-5 to our preschool program on the following dates: Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013 from 10a.m.-11a.m. Cost: $5 for SNC members ($8 non-members) per class. Please contact the Center for more information and to register. The Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital is located at 3000 Sportsplex Drive , Coral Springs, FL 33065. 954-752-WILD (9453); sawgrassnaturecenter.org
Pre-registration is required.
WISH APPAREL OF DELRAY BEACH TO DONATE 100 PERCENT OF PROFITS TO OKLAHOMA TORNADO VICTIMS ON MAY 31-- $5,000 MINIMUM, COMMENCES COMMUNITY CLOTHING DRIVE
On Friday, May 31, Wish Apparel of Delray Beach will be donating 100 percent of the shops profits to the victims of the Oklahoma tornado, with a minimum of $5,000.00 going to the victims. Wish will also be donating new women’s apparel and is currently accepting community donations of gently used clothing, as well.
Owner Rachel Gottfried has been dressing South Floridian and New York women for more than 30 years, “When I saw the devastation, my heart broke. I knew I had to do something.”
Wish Apparel a is high-end women’s boutique offering the best quality European and American bridge fashion to women of all ages and sizes, jewelry and have recently added a full shoe department. The boutique’s style can be described as a blend of high-fashion traditional, classic, cutting edge, trendy and avanteguard .
All monetary donations will go to the Red Cross and clothing donations will go directly to the Sheriff’s Department in Moore, OK.
Wish Apparel is located at 16850 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446. Store hours are Monday- Saturday 9:30-5:30 p.m. (561) 638-4100.
Art After Dark to Feature Summer Songwriters Showcase
Series also Offers Increased Family Programming; Islamic Film Series
The Norton’s weekly Art After Dark series – Where Culture and Entertainment Meet – is highlighting the art of songwriting this summer by featuring the popular Chrystal Hartigan Presents…Songwriters Showcase. Hartigan has been hosting her showcase each month at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale since 2008.
Art After Dark is held Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Norton, and this summer will be free to Florida residents! (The Museum is offering Free Thursdays to Florida Residents during June, July, and August, and, as part of the national Blue Star Museum initiative, free admission to active military and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.)
Hartigan will host three “Art After Dark” showcases, each featuring a “thematic” lineup of songwriters “in-the-round” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Museum Theater:
June 6: Female singer-songwriters, featuring Inez Barlatier, Gin Blische, formerly of Inhouse; and Charlene Chuckaree, aka "A Girl Named Chuck."
Performers for the following showcases will be announced later:
July 11: Young singer-songwriters (male and female), ages 17 and under.
Aug. 1: Male singer-songwriters.
Hartigan, a longtime promoter of the arts, has been organizing showcases since 1996 when songwriter-producer Desmond Child, who has penned hits for Bon Jovi, Cher, Aerosmith, and Ricky Martin, among others, asked her to help him organize a “Songwriters-in-the-Round” in Miami Beach. She’s been presenting it at various South Florida venues ever since.
Songwriters look forward to performing, because, in the words of one artist, Hartigan’s showcases are, “respectful of the song and the art of writing.” Magic can occur when performers, who work in a variety of styles and are often strangers to one another, add musical backing or harmonies to each other’s songs when the mood strikes.
South Florida is so rich with talent that Hartigan has no trouble finding artists deserving of the spotlight. Recent performers have included American Idol contestant Brett Lowenstern of Boca Raton, and Johnne Sambataro of Cooper City, who has toured with Dave Mason and Firefall.
More Art After Dark offerings
Yael Mattan, Art After Dark Program Manager, is developing a full schedule for the summer, including the following programs and events:
On select evenings in June and July the Shangri La Film Series introduces audiences to acclaimed documentary films that shed light on people from majority-Islamic nations. The series begins on June 13 with Bhutto, a film featured at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival that chronicles the life of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Families will have their hands full, quite literally, as the special exhibition Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture opens June 20, featuring a play area where visitors can build using LEGO bricks. In addition, special nights feature DIY (Do It Yourself) Art Projects for kids to explore creative concepts in architecture. A highlight for families will be the Aug. 8 Family BLOCK PARTY Night with special guest Dan Parker, LEGO© Certified Professional.
Program and Volunteer Coordinator, and former art teacher, Malissa Reese hosts Sketchbook Thursdays on the third Thursday of every month. Visitors of all ages and levels of experience are invited to draw in the galleries. Reese's summer session sequence begins with an evening focusing on line and proceeds through shading, color, rendering the human figure, and portraying motion.
During the summer, visitors also can enjoy Curators' Conversations, discussing artworks and exhibitions with the Museum's curators and educators.
Also new during Art After Dark, the restaurant will be offering a selection of gourmet pizzas!
To find out more about Art After Dark, log onto www.norton.org.
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.
For additional information, please call 561-832-5196, or visit www.norton.org.
Calling all FUTURE Mayors, Doctors, Firefighters, Police Officers, Pilots, TV Reporters, and Business Owners! Kid-Preneur Camp is an excitement-packed, fun- filled summer where campers ages 9-14 explore different careers, create their own small town and act out professional job duties! Kid-Preneurs learn by exploring the city with civic and fun field trips, interactive games that teach real-like skills, host guest speakers & more! Lunch & snacks catered by Culinary Solutions Catering
For more information call (561)894-4500 or visit www.globalbusinessdevelopmentcenter.com
Fitness Industry Leaders to Receive Education and Share Best Practices at Palm Beach Gardens Event
Pilates instructors from across the U.S. will be in Palm Beach Gardens for the 5th Annual Pilates Round Table (PRT) Summit. This national event takes place June 14-16 at the Double Tree Hotel at 4431 PGA Boulevard, and all Pilates teachers are encouraged to attend. Pilates has rapidly exploded to the forefront of exercise techniques, as Hollywood stars and top athletes use Pilates to reach peak fitness and performance levels, and rehab from injuries. This surge in popularity has increased the demand for Pilates instructors. The PRT Summit is designed to bring together the diverse expertise, skills and philosophies of the most respected instructors, enhancing the quality of their teachings and stressing the importance of safety within the industry.
The Pilates method of exercise is very in-depth and influential on the body’s posture, and has always been based on “quality over quantity”. This makes it critical for students to be sure their training and therapies are supervised by certified professionals. Instructors at the PRT Summit will be educated by highly certified experts, and the intensive sessions will include training on Redcord, a suspension-based functional exercise training system that is uniquely designed to utilize your body weight as resistance. Redcord is catching fire across the nation because of its unique ability to isolate a muscle in a non-invasive manner, and allow the body’s neuromuscular system to activate dormant core muscles and correct muscle imbalances caused by trauma, pain, overuse and inactivity. Redcord gets fast results in performance enhancement, injury prevention and pain reduction. Ten minute workouts three times a week is all that is needed to achieve results through the Redcord system.
“Pilates exercises are effective and useful for therapists, ordinary people or world class athletes,” said Bernie Nelson, PRT Summit organizer and owner of Body & Core Pilates in Palm Beach Gardens. “Our mission is to bring quality back to the fitness industry. Proper education is critical to ensure clients can reach their goals and truly benefit from Pilates. Training without guidance from a certified instructor can do more harm than good and result in long-term injury.”
For more information on the 5th Annual Pilates Round Table Summit, being held June 14-16 at the Double Tree Hotel in Palm Beach Gardens, please visit www.prtsummit.net or call 561-775-8416.
The nonprofit organization devoted to the seniors of St. Lucie County, is hosting a Fall Flea Market & Craft Fair on Saturday November 2, 2013 from 8 am to 4 pm at the Bayshore Campus, 2501 SW Bayshore Blvd.
The cost of admission is free and all proceeds will go toward the adult day care facility.
The event will feature crafts, art work, food and other items.
Vendor and crafter spaces are now available and can be reserved through the council by calling 772-336-8608 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
The goal of the Council is : striving to serve the diverse needs of seniors, and improve their quality of life in meaningful ways. We do this by offering a variety of programs and activities which not only promote independence, but expand horizons.