(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, FL (August 28, 2020) – Hosting fundraising events in the time of COVID-19 is no easy task, however, the YMCA of the Palm Beaches has ensured that every necessary precaution will be taken to keep its golfers safe during its 6th Annual Golf Classic Saturday, September 19, 2020. The event will be hosted at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens and will be played on The Champ, home of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic.
“Palm Beach County and the South Florida PGA have done an outstanding job outlining COVID-19 safety guidelines for the golf industry. We have followed the government guidelines to the letter, and in many cases have taken safety precautions one step further to ensure the safety of all,” said Jane Broderick, PGA National Resort & Spa Club Manager. “As a result, we have had the pleasure of hosting many charitable tournaments like YMCA of the Palm Beaches while continuing to receive support from our community of members and visitors since reopening.
Support for this year’s tournament is crucial as funds raised will help offset decreased revenues and increased expenses incurred through the COVID-19 crisis. The YMCA of the Palm Beaches has continued to provide essential child care services to working parents since mid-March and will continue to be a resource by providing all-day virtual learning care for local families this fall.
“Over the past five months, through this pandemic, The Y has had to spend more to serve fewer people in order to keep everyone safe,” said Tim Coffield, CEO and President of the YMCA of the Palm Beaches. “Monies raised will help us bridge the gap through these challenging times. At The Y, we have a motto, “Stronger Together,” and that is why we are asking golfers in our community to rally around The Y to help us continue to provide programs and services to those in need.”
Supporters will have the rare opportunity to play where the pros play on the beautiful Championship course. The first tee off for teams will begin at 7:30 a.m. to start the round, followed by lunch, a silent auction, and an awards ceremony.
To purchase tickets or for more information on sponsorships, contact Peter Thate at email@example.com or call 561-968-9622, ext. 237.
YMCA of the Palm Beaches is located at 2085 South Congress Ave. For more information, visit ymcapalmbeaches.org or visit ymcapalmbeaches on Facebook and Instagram.
Kravis Announces 29th Season Shows
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm beach, FL – August 31, 2020) With a line-up that features world-class artists in music, dance, comedy, top-touring Broadway hits and more, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its tradition of offering a diverse season with something for everyone.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the Center, to what we’re calling our season of hope. It’s been a challenging time for all, and we will be excited to be able to raise the curtain once again and share the joy and inspiration that comes from experiencing a live performance with our community,” says Judith Mitchell, Kravis Center CEO. A message from Mitchell on the new season and the Center’s new and latest health and safety procedures can be accessed directly at kravis.org/ceo.
“As always, we’ve secured a line-up of performances that appeal to people of all ages, a line-up that was booked more than a year in advance of the pandemic,” says Lee Bell, Kravis Center Senior Director of Programming. “And although we’ve had some cancelations from tours that have chosen not to perform at this time our season continues to evolve. We’re confident that our audiences will be entertained by our line-up of artists and performances.”
The Kravis Center’s 2020-2021 seasonal brochure is available online at kravis.org/brochure.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Delray Beach, FL – Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has announced it will not be hosting its annual Lantern Festival this year on October 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The museum understands how meaningful and magical this holiday is to their guests and will be offering beautiful Lantern-at-Home Kits to light up at-home celebrations and welcome home beloved ancestors' spirits in honor of Obon.
To participate, Morikami invites the public to take photos of their toro nagashi (literally, flowing lanterns) in a pool, lake/ocean, bathtub (get creative!) and share them on Instagram using the hashtag #lanternathome and tag @morikamimuseum. All participants who share a photo submission by October 12, 2020, will be entered for a chance to win admission for two to Lantern Festival 2021. Ten winners will be announced on October 19, 2020.
Lantern-at-Home Kits ($20) can be purchased in the Morikami Museum Store or online and support the museum’s mission to provide Japanese cultural experiences that educate and inspire.
The Lantern-at-Home Kit includes a wood base, white wishing paper, a tea light and a link to exclusive Lantern Festival content made available only for Lantern-at-Home participants.
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. For more information, visit morikami.org or call (561) 495-0233.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – August 25, 2020) The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County (LWVPBC) today invited concerned adults to three FREE pre-election Zoom Chats next month that are being presented under the theme: 2020 Matters.
Wednesday, September 2 at 6 pm
Conversations with the League
+ Guest Speaker: Dr. Vassilia Binensztok, a licensed and board-certified mental health counselor in private practice in Palm Beach Gardens
+ Topic: Isolation, self-quarantining, and the effects of continuously focusing on the impacts of the current COVID pandemic in daily lives.
+ Background: Wednesday Conversations with the League are interactive video sessions hosted by LWVPBC President Ken Thomas and the Healthcare Committee. This will be an opportunity to discuss how the Coronavirus is affecting the local community along with other topics of interest (e.g. voter information, school, and emergency planning, etc.). The focus will be on keeping our community safe, informed, and engaged.
+ How to Connect: Link in at https://zoom.us/j/625407180
+ Zoom Meeting ID: 625 407 180
Wednesday, September 9 at 6 pm
Conversations with the League
+ Guest Speaker: First Responder Jaime Walker
+ Topic: EMT and Rescue workers on the frontline on how they are responding to emergencies in our community. What has changed, how are their experiences affecting their roles, and how these factors are affecting their personal well-being.
+ How to Connect: Link in at https://zoom.us/j/625407180
+ Zoom Meeting ID: 625 407 180
Wednesday, September 16 at Noon
Hot Topics / 2020 Ballot Issues
+ Guest Speaker: Cynthia Archbold, Chair of LWVPBC’s National Popular Vote Committee and a founding member of Floridians for the National Popular Vote
+ How to Connect: Register in advance at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ld-yuqDMrH9MtHXlJMWaIOyTWGBIVrwDp
For security purposes, registration is mandatory. Registrants will receive an email providing all meeting details.
About the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County:
The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County is a nonpartisan political organization of women and men of all ages and backgrounds, encouraging informed and active participation in government through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that voting is a fundamental citizen right that must be guaranteed. For more information, please visit www.lwvpbc.org or www.facebook.com/lwvpbc.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – August 25, 2020) The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is announcing the cancelation and rescheduling of previously announced performances in two of the multi-show series for the upcoming 2020/2021 season.
Regional Arts Classical Concert Series
The following shows have canceled their tours and will not be performing: MUSIC “At Eight” – China Philharmonic Orchestra (November 15), George Li, Piano (December 9), Renée Fleming (January 3), Cleveland Orchestra (January 28), and Buffalo Philharmonic (March 22); and MUSIC “At Two” – Internationale Bach Stuttgart (November 22) and Moscow State Symphony Orchestra (January 18).
Kravis On Broadway
Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville has been rescheduled from December 15-20 to January 5-10. The tour of My Fair Lady, originally scheduled for January 5-10, has been canceled.
Ticketholders to canceled performances have the option of receiving a refund back to their original method of payment, or donating their tickets to the Kravis Center as a tax-deductible gift to support the Center through these challenging times or to receive a non-expiring gift certificate for a future purchase.
To stay up to date on all upcoming Kravis Center performances, visit the Center’s official website www.kravis.org.
III Forks Offering Wine Special
(PRESS RELEASE)_On Friday, August 28, guests will receive 50% off on all red wines by the glass and bottles as well as luxury glass pours by Coravin, including Orin Swift Red Blend, Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon, and Kosta Browne Pinot Noir.
The Coravin Wine Preservation System is pure magic—it allows you to pour wine from a bottle without removing the cork, which means that oxygen never gets inside the bottle, thus preserving the wine as if it’s never been opened.
Enjoy wine pairings from executive chef Tommy Nevill's dinner menu, including delicious starters (Shrimp Cocktail, Spinach Dip, Crab Cake), new entrées (Eye of Ribeye Pepper Steak, Charred Cauliflower Steak, Bacon Gouda Melt), and you-deserve-it desserts (Bailey’s Chocolate Cake, Bread Pudding, Coconut Cream Cake).
Hours are Sunday–Thursday, 5-10 p.m.; Friday–Saturday: 5–11 p.m. Bar hours are Monday-Friday, starting at 4 p.m.
III Forks is located at 4645 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. For more information, visit 3forks.com or call (561) 630-3660. Curbside pickup is available.
(PRESS RELEASE)_DELRAY BEACH, FL (August 17, 2020) – In keeping with its mission to give back to local charities and the community, Artists & Charities Hand in Hand will host a virtual talent show this Fall featuring a variety of acts and performances by talented kids and grownups from across South Florida’s tri-county area. “VIRTUALOSO” is the brainchild of Ingrid Robinson, Founder and CEO of Artists & Charities, which has previously hosted professional art fairs in South Florida and is now embarking on an expansion into performing arts.
“VIRTUALOSO” will accept video submissions from individuals and groups based within Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties who sing, dance, have a variety show act, or other unique, family-friendly talent. All ages are invited to apply. There is a non-refundable application fee of $10 for each submission.
From August 15 – September 30, 2020, applicants should provide a video (maximum length 2 minutes) performing their talent. If selected by the judges to compete, the applicants will receive an additional questionnaire for more detailed bio/background story information. Video submissions can be uploaded HERE.
“I am so excited about the opportunity to showcase the diverse talent we have here in South Florida,” said Robinson. “Who says you can’t have a little fun, even during these challenging times? Our goal is to raise funds for as many local charities as we can by featuring incredibly talented kids and grownups from our area – and, who knows, maybe we’ll discover a future star!”
For a complete list of rules, click HERE.
Once contestants are finalized, the videos will be uploaded to a dedicated page at VirtualosoTalentShow.com and the public is invited to vote on their favorite. Each contestant will select his/her charity of choice, and all donations (which come in the form of votes at $1 each) will go directly to that charity. Contestants will be encouraged to promote their participation to maximize the charitable donation.
Corporate and individual Sponsorships for VIRTUALOSO are available, and more information is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 954-650-0324.
There will be three winners, based on the number of votes received, with cash prizes as follows:
1st Place - $1,000
2nd Place - $500
3rd Place - $250
Additional information, including celebrity judges, timeline and event details will be posted on VirtualosoTalentShow.com. Inquiries can be emailed to email@example.com.
ABOUT ARTISTS AND CHARITIES HAND IN HAND
Artists and Charities Hand in Hand is a (pending) 501 (c) 3, dedicated to bringing together companies, the general public and charities to create a union of cooperation and caring with a fun, interactive, inclusive event involving creative forces within our community. In this time of health and economic concerns, along with struggles with racial inequalities, Artists & Charities believes we can all work together to create a peaceful, supportive society through creative, thoughtful and inclusive events – whether in person or virtually.
Usually we see boats stop at the North Palm Marina for gas and supplies. Here, this boat loaded up a car as well. Well, you have to get around once you dock at your private island, right? Thanks to Ann Zimmer for providing the photo!
(VILLAGE OF NORTH PALM BEACH NEWS)_Lakeside Park cleanup planned for this Saturday. Volunteers are planning a cleanup of Lakeside Park on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 9 a.m. They will remove non-native vegetation, debris and litter and would appreciate any assistance from fellow residents. It's a great opportunity for student-only community hours. Call (561) 841-3386 to confirm attendance. Supplies and refreshments provided. Please bring a protective mask.
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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Listen to Chapter One of "Panama Palmer"