(PRESS RELEASE)_(Delray Beach, FL – June 30, 2023) Marjorie Waldo, President & CEO of Arts Garage, today reminded fans that the nonprofit organization’s popular comedy series, The Art of Laughter 2023, continues through the summer with more side-splitting headliners. The series is presented in collaboration with The Comedy Zone on the first Friday of every month.
July 7 (Friday) at 8 pm
One of the hottest comics on the comedy scene right now, Shaun Jones is a true comedian. Traveling worldwide making people laugh, he shows that funny is funny. From a Company CEO to the guy on fries at a local fast food restaurant, they will be well entertained. Jones has been seen on B.E.T’S Comic View, 1st Amendment Standup on Starz, and in Robert Townsend’s Partners In Crime-The Next Generation. He also was in the 2003 motion picture Shade along with Jamie Foxx and Sylvester Stallone.
** Opening Act: Absar Siddiqui
Chicago native Absar Siddiqui brings his unique brand of observational humor, voice impersonations, and quick wit to the stage as he discusses marriage, his upbringing in a Pakistani household, and life in Florida. The veteran comedian has performed at numerous venues across the country, including Orlando Improv, Bonkerz Comedy Clubs, Zanies Chicago, and The Laughing Skull.
Tickets: $30, $35
(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, FL (June 29, 2023) – The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, a not-for-profit organization that leads partnerships with donors, nonprofits and community members to solve the region’s chronic and emerging civic and social issues, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey A. Stoops as incoming Chair of the Board of Directors. Stoops first joined the Board in 2019 and has served as Vice Chair of the Board, chaired the Foundation’s Community Impact committee, and COVID-19 Response Fund, and was also a member of the finance, philanthropy, and strategic planning steering committees.
“The Community Foundation is a powerful organization with broad capabilities to do good in our community and I’m elated to have the opportunity to help lead our organization as Board Chair during the upcoming stages of our 2022-2027 Strategic Plan,” said Stoops. “I look forward to continuing the Foundation’s efforts and work to provide financial aid and support to those who need it most in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.”
From Left: John Ketchum (Photo by Thomas Winter); Kenneth Himmel (Photo by Villota Photography); James Coleman (Photo by CAPEHART) and Eileen Berman (Photo by CAPEHART).
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, Fla.) – At their last meeting of the season, the Board of Directors of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts elected four new Board members starting July 1. Eileen Berman, James Coleman, Kenneth Himmel and John Ketchum will each serve for a three-year term.
“The Kravis Center is excited to announce four stellar new Board members,” said Kravis Center CEO Diane Quinn. “Eileen Berman, James Coleman, Kenneth Himmel and John Ketchum’s business and financial expertise will be invaluable to our organization’s mission. They are deeply involved in our community and their wealth of experience and passion for the arts will help safeguard the continued growth of our nationally renowned performing arts center.”
(PRESS RELEASE)_DELRAY BEACH, FL – The Seagate Hotel & Spa offer guests a plethora of activities for adults and kids alike, as well as sizzling summer discounts. Located in the heart of Delray Beach just steps from the ocean, The Seagate is the only resort in Delray to offer a Beach Club with a private beach complete with cocktail service, beachfront restaurant and bar, and swimming pool, for the exclusive use of hotel guests and its club members.
The Beach Club features a kids club where tykes can enjoy supervised bean bag toss, bucketball, connect four, airbrush body painting, and hula hooping, while adults can relax under the provided chairs and umbrellas (Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.). The Seagate Beach Club is adjacent to Delray Water Sports where guests can rent paddle boards and kayaks, and even register kids at its legendary water sports camp to learn swimming, sailing and beach safety and conservation.
(PRESS RELEASE)_July workshops, classes, and demonstrations:
Saturday, July 1 – Sunday, July 2
Guest Artist Music Workshops (Workshops)
Time: Beginners – 9am – 12:30pm (10am – 10:30am break)
Intermediate – 1:30pm – 5pm (2:30pm – 3pm break)
Cost: $200 Advance Registration Required
The program is aimed at beginners, those with no or little experience with the koto. Workshops are taught by visiting koto musician Shirley Muramoto.
Wednesday, July 5, 12, 19, 26
Member Morning Walks
Time: 9am – 10 am
Cost: FREE for members only
Museum members are invited to experience and explore the serene beauty of Morikami’s Japanese gardens before the hustle and bustle of the day begins.
(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, Fla. (June 8, 2023) – YMCA of the Palm Beaches has announced the addition of two members to its Board of Directors - Philip Cambo and Thomas P. Hunt. Both are active members of the community and supporters of the West Palm Beach-based nonprofit.
As CEO of Massachusetts-based Northern Tree Service, Philip Cambo brings extensive leadership experience and business acumen to his new role. Cambo is actively involved in renewable energy projects in Massachusetts and real estate investments in Florida. He is a member of the World Affairs Council of Palm Beach and the Coudert Institute. Cambo has taken an active role in the Y’s capital campaign initiative and serves on the organization’s Annual Prayer Breakfast Committee.
Attorney Thomas P. Hunt practiced real estate and corporate law for 38 years, serving as partner for the West Palm Beach office of Gunster, and more recently as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for SBA Communications. Hunt has served on a number of boards, including the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and Rosarian Academy. The West Palm Beach native is a graduate of Brown University and University of Florida College of Law. Hunt will be taking an active role in the organization’s Governance Committee.
“The impressive leadership experience that Phil and Thomas bring to the YMCA’s Board of Directors will strengthen our ability to impact the local Palm Beach community through our focus areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility,” said Tim Coffield, President and CEO of YMCA of the Palm Beaches.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – June 27, 2023) The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County (LWVPBC) today invited voters and residents to an informative Hot Topic Discussion live on Zoom.
Wednesday, July 19 at Noon
Hot Topic Discussion / Live on Zoom
Ranked Choice Voting
Learn more about Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), a nonpartisan electoral reform that allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference rather than choosing just one. Supporters say RCV encourages voters to focus on issues and reduces negative campaigning and polarization. The State Legislature prohibited RCV last year, make Florida one of only two states to do so. Currently, Ranked Choice Voting is used worldwide and by 13 million U.S. voters. Special guest speaker is Vilia Johnson, director of Rank My Vote Florida and vice president of the League of Women Voters Sarasota.
Link to Join:
(PRESS RELEASE)_WELLINGTON, FL – Luxury soap purveyor, Ella Bella Collection will host a Living Green & Creating Good Workshop at The District @ Wellington Green on Friday, July 14, from 10am–1pm.
Learn the art of aromatherapy, essential oils, and herbal infusions from Ella Bella owner, Leila Najjar. Then customize your very own organic laundry detergent and personal facial scrub from moisturizing ingredients like Dead Sea Salt, beeswax, vitamin E oil, and more.
Cost is $35 and includes materials. Register in-store. For more information, call (561) 779-6287 or visit ellabellacollection.com.
The District @ Wellington Green is located on the lower level in the H&M corridor.
The Mall at Wellington Green is located at 10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. For more information, call (561) 227-6900 or visit shopwellingtongreen.com.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Boca Raton, FL (June 26, 2023) – Modern speakeasy-inspired omakase concept Sushi by Boū - known for reimagining the omakase experience- announces its expansion to Boca Raton in July, coming on the heels of its West Palm Beach opening in May. The Boca Raton location will open to the public on Friday, July 21.
The Boca Raton location, at 409 SE Mizner Boulevard in Royal Palm Place, features its classic omakase experience, as well as additional outdoor seating. As part of the bespoke speakeasy dining experience with Sushi by Boū, each location has its own aesthetic and vibe offering a unique and memorable guest experience at each location. The Boca Raton location is designed with the luxury and glam inspired by the 1920s art deco era. The intimate atmosphere will boast a bold variety of textures, dramatic architectural features, and adventurous ornamentation. The luxurious ambiance will pay homage to Addison Mizner, featuring geometric tiles throughout the space and a playful nod to his known love for monkeys in the bold and daring bathroom design.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL. – June 26, 2023) – Trey Kennedy: Grow Up Comedy Tour is coming to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 30, 2023.
Trey Kennedy is a born and raised Oklahoman who never expected to enter the entertainment industry. While attending college at Oklahoma State University, Trey found fame on the mobile app Vine, amassing more than 2.5 million followers. He was a top creator on the app for more than three years and, through this experience, discovered a passion for entertainment.
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