(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, Fla. – Barrio and executive chef Rolando Anoceto, will celebrate National Piña Colada Day with Latin-inspired street cuisine, convivial craft cocktails, and breathtaking views of Rosemary Square.
On Saturday, July 10, guests will enjoy rum-drenched cocktails in and around Barrio’s alfresco bar. The holiday’s must-have drink is the Skinny Shaken Piña Colada ($12), a beautiful blonde head-turner infused with coconut rum, cream of coconut purée, fresh mint, and lime.
National Piña Colada Day drink pairings include:
Barrio Board $17 Jamon serrano, chorizo, rosemary manchego cheese, drunken goat, grilled baguette, marcona almond butter
Beer Cheese $11 Majou lager, Manchego cheese, and hearth baked pretzel bread
Braised Beef Empanadas $11 Chef made chorizo, manchego, and smoked sweet pepper aioli
Blistered Shishito Peppers $12 Manchego cheese, smoked sea salt, and cilantro crema
Barrio Wings $13 Saffron spiced honey butter and blue cheese
Mahi Frito $13 Crispy coconut tempura fingers and key lime tartar
Chorizo Flatbread $13 House made chorizo, manchego cheese, cilantro crema, blistered shishito peppers, and fresno peppers
Quinoa Salad $13 Roasted beets, hearts of palm, shaved radish, and lemon vinaigrette
Conch Fritter Bocaditos $14 Mango habanero chutney and smoked sweet pepper aioli
Wagyu Sliders $14 Manchego cheese, smoked sweet pepper aioli, and piquillo peppers
Shrimp Sofrito $16 Blistered shishito peppers, sherry, and grilled baguette
Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken $15.50
Barrio is located at 700 Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 366-0071 or visit barriowpb.com.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Boca Raton, FL (June 28, 2021)—Boca Helping Hands is offering a six-week virtual English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class, called Intermediate ESOL Practice, each Wednesday beginning July 21, from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. In addition, the organization has also established an ongoing virtual “Conversation Café” as part of its Professional Development Program to help its clients improve their English language skills. Both programs are currently being held via Zoom.
Nearly 500 individuals have participated in the Boca Helping Hands ESOL program since it began in 2014. The goal of the newly added Intermediate ESOL Practice course is to build fluency through spontaneous discussion. The class will view and discuss videos about everyday topics, participate in writing activities and vocabulary building, and learn about structure and grammar to become more fluent in English.
“As a resource-based agency, it is imperative that we continue to find ways to match our community’s needs adequately,” said Trina Chin Cheong, BHH Director of Programs. “This class gives Boca Helping Hands yet another opportunity to meet those needs by providing engaging and meaningful English learning opportunities.”
This is the second iteration of the class, the first starting back in May with 17 students. “I would absolutely recommend this course, the teachers are very patient, and it’s a good opportunity to learn and feel confident,” said Doris Fisher, a previous Intermediate ESOL Practice student. “I feel more confident when I talk to people, it has helped me to learn new words, and my English has improved.”
The volunteer instructor for the upcoming class is Lisa Talley, who is president of a multimedia consulting agency geared toward nonprofits in her professional life. Talley has a Master’s degree in Communications and Digital Media as well as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Langauge) Certification. She first learned about BHH’s programming through volunteering with the Rotary Club of Boca Raton, packing food in the BHH warehouse.
In May, Talley started shadowing the current volunteer instructor and ESOL course creator, Victoria Navaratte, to learn the ropes in preparation for July’s class. Involved with Boca Helping Hands since 2019, Navarrete designed the Survival English (beginner’s ESOL) course that launched earlier this year and compiled videos and lesson plans for the Intermediate ESOL Practice course.
“This program will allow them to build and practice these skills in a relaxed environment where they can experiment with and make mistakes in English with no negative consequences,” said Navarrete. “When they use their new language skills outside of the classroom, they will be confident in their communication abilities and will have strategies for dealing with new situations that arise in those contexts.”
Conversation Café is open to all levels and helps students practice English in a casual and conversational setting. People can participate at their leisure to further develop existing language skills through conversations with other students and BHH volunteers. Conversation Café is held twice a week on Tuesdays from 5:15 pm-6:15 pm and Fridays from 2 pm-4 pm. Participants must register at least 24 hours in advance to receive the Zoom link.
To register for the Intermediate ESOL Practice course or Conversation Café, please visit bocahelpinghands.org/ESOL. Individuals must reside in Palm Beach County and need a personal computer, internet connection, and Zoom access.
For more information on Boca Helping Hands, visit bocahelpinghands.org.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – June 22, 2021) The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with AEG to co-present Tedeschi Trucks Band, the Jacksonville-based American blues and blues rock sensation which is coming to West Palm Beach on Thursday, November 11, at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on public sale this Friday, June 25, at 10 am.
November 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Thursday)
Tedeschi Trucks Band
With a distinguished reputation as one of the premier live bands performing today, Tedeschi Trucks Band shows no signs of slowing down as they head into their ninth year together. Led by the stinging fretwork of Derek Trucks’ and the naturally stunning, emotive vocals and guitar talents of Susan Tedeschi, the 12-member strong collective continues to expand musical boundaries in ways that only a rare caliber of musician can achieve. Commanding performances and exceptional musical chemistry—hallmarks of the can’t-miss-concert experience fans have come to anticipate live. From uplifting soulful anthems to bittersweet ballads and driving rock and roll, Tedeschi Trucks Band delivers a sound and message that taps tradition while also extending the edges of American music with a genre defying collection that is all their own.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
Tickets start at $44
How to Purchase Tickets:
Tickets for Tedeschi Trucks Band go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 25, at 10 am – online through the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org; or by phone at 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471, Monday-Friday 10 am to 2 pm.
Tickets are on sale now for Kravis Center Donors. For information about becoming a Kravis Center donor, please visit kravis.org/membership or call 561.651.4320.
(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, Fla. – Celebrate Independence Day with wow-worthy food and fireworks on Sunday, July 4 at Barrio in Rosemary Square.
Toast the freedom-hued celebration with a trio of red, white, and blue palette-pleasers, including the Strawberry Paloma ($12), constructed with vodka, strawberry purée, grapefruit and citrus juices; Skinny Shaken Piña Colada ($12) with coconut rum, cream of coconut puree, fresh mint, and lime; and the Spicy Pineapple Margarita ($11), a sexy señorita loaded with jalapeño tequila, blue curaçao, pineapple purée, and fresh lime.
Is freedom making you feel noshy? Executive chef Rolando Anoceto will showcase Latin-inspired tapas and platos, like Braised Beef Empanadas ($11) with chorizo, manchego, and smoked pepper aioli; Conch Fritter Bocaditos ($14) served with mango habanero chutney and smoked pepper aioli; Barrio Wings ($13) with saffron spiced honey butter and blue cheese; Spanish Chicken Panino ($14.50, lunch only) accompanied by jamón serrano, manchego cheese, sweet piquillo peppers, watercress, and smoked pepper aioli; and Chorizo Flatbread ($13) loaded with chorizo, manchego cheese, shishito peppers, smoky Fresno peppers, and cilantro lime crema.
Come for the fiesta and stay for the fireworks! Guests will be able to watch the 4th on Flagler fireworks display starting at 9:09 p.m. from the Hibiscus garage rooftop.
Food and drinks are available for dine-in and carryout.
Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Happy Hour starts at 4 p.m. daily with $2 off drinks at the bar.
Barrio is located at 700 Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 366-0071
(PRESS RELEASE)_Palm Beach Gardens, FL – On Independence Day, celebrate your right to dine deliciously compliments of III Forks Prime Steakhouse in Palm Beach Gardens.
The celebrated steakhouse will offer the Backyard Burger Kit ($50), a perfect picnic companion featuring six 1/2 pound Certified Angus Beef Brand burger patties, hamburger buns, lettuce, onion, tomatos, dill pickles, aged cheddar, III Forks Seasoning, and fresh-baked cookies.
For the ultimate grilling session, executive chef Tommy Nevill recommends the Butcher Shop Pack ($275), which touts two 10 oz. center-cut Certified Angus Beef brand Filets, two 18 oz. USDA Prime Bone-in Ribeyes, and two 16 oz. USDA Prime New York Strips.
The Backyard Burger Kit and Butcher Shop Pack are available for pre-order online or by calling the restaurant. Guests can pick up their orders now through Saturday, July 3.
III Forks will be closed on Sunday, July 4. For more information, call (561) 630-3660 or visit 3forks.com.
III Forks Prime Steakhouse is located at 4645 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – June 24, 2021) Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting 20 outstanding open-air events in July for people of all ages, including art classes, Orchid Trilogy, Dogs’ Day in the Garden, and the comprehensive Windows Into Wellness Series (Meditation, Qi Gong, Reiki, Walks, and Yoga).
“Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden is inviting garden enthusiasts, plant lovers, and proud ‘green-thumbers’ of all ages to come out and enjoy some of our many safe, healthy and happy horticultural activities in July, including our always popular Orchid Trilogy,” says Mounts Curator-Director Rochelle Wolberg.
Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm
Newcomers to orchids will learn how to choose the correct plants for their growing area and what orchids need to grow and flower. Sign up and start your orchid journey here.
Orchid Repotting and Orchid Mounting Techniques
Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm
Learn how to repot an orchid, how often should it be repotted, the different potting media to use, and the proper pot or basket to use. Also learn how orchids can be mounted on items such as cork, a tree fern or a branch.
Training Your eye – Orchid Pests
Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm
Learn about pests and diseases that can affect orchids. Bacteria, fungus and insects can all damage your orchids; learn how to spot them early and what to do if you find them. Students will learn how to identify the culprits, what products to use to get rid of them, and how to avoid them in the future. Orchids and Orchid leaves can be brought in for diagnosis, but must be placed inside a sealed plastic bag to prevent contamination of other plants.
Orchid Trilogy Notes:
Purchase all three classes: $95 Members / $105 Nonmembers
Individual Classes: $45 Members / $50 Nonmembers
All classes held in the Mounts Auditorium.
Presented by Sandi Jones, Broward Orchid Supply
To register, please visit https://www.mounts.org/events/.
(PRESS RELEASE)_If you envision a summer with endless amounts of top grade sushi that won’t break the bank, you’ll want to head to Lola 41 every Sunday. Sushi Sundays is making its return at the globally-inspired bistro this weekend where diners will enjoy an enticing buy one get one free deal on their popular sushi rolls. The offer they eclectic mix of classic, traditional and specialty sushi rolls - regularly priced from $10- $26/roll.
From 5PM to 10PM, guests can enjoy rolls like the Green Light - Spicy Hamachi, Shiso, & Green Apple, topped with Kiwi, Ponzu, & Fresh Lime Zest and the Dynamite - Hamachi, Scallions & Sriracha, with Spicy Mayo, topped in Furikake, as well as classic rolls such as the Sake Maki and the Unagi Maki.
Lola 41 is located at 290 Sunset Avenue. For more information on Lola’s sushi menu, please visit www.lola41.com, or call 561-599-5652.
*The deal applies to sushi rolls of equal or lesser value.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – June 18, 2021) The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts announces that subscriptions go on public sale Monday for the 2021/2022 Regional Arts MUSIC “At Eight” and MUSIC “At Two” Classical Concert Series, now in its 47th season. Leonard and Sophie Davis sponsor the popular series.
Subscriptions for this series will go on sale to the general public on June 21 at 10 am – online through the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org; or by phone at 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471, Monday-Friday 10 am to 2 pm.
The coming Regional Arts season will feature remarkable orchestras, ensembles and soloists, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the revered Renée Fleming, Itzhak Perlman, and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell.
(PRESS RELEASE) A Wild Connection - Sea Turtles of The Palm Beaches -- A Wild Connection, an original series presented by Nikon, brings the splendor of the world's wildlife to the convenience of computers and mobile devices. Hosted by James Currie, an award-winning wildlife television expert. A Wild Connection presents nature in a way that is refreshing and exciting. Local cinematographer Josh Liberman's daring style bridges the gap between travel show and wildlife documentary, leaving viewers with the urge to explore their natural world.
The short film explores the activity of sea turtles and their connection to people and the environment within The Palm Beaches, highlighting the Loggerhead Marine Life Center in Juno Beach.
Wednesday, June 16 at 8PM
on A Wild Connection YouTube channel
Exploring what to see and do in North Palm Beach and the South Florida area. Your hosts are Pam and Gerry Barker.
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