UPDATE, OCT. 6: The opening of "Collecting Stories" has been moved to November. 21.
(PRESS RELEASE)_DELRAY BEACH, FL – Museums are defined by their collections, each with a unique point of view that is carefully shaped by the mission and vision of the institution. The Morikami Museum is devoted specifically to the acquisition, research, preservation, and exhibition of the story of Sukeji “George” Morikami and the Yamato Colony committed broadly to the visual culture created by Japanese and Japanese Americans. The result of this effort over more than 40 years is not just a catalog of objects, rather a collection of diverse ideas and unique stories illuminated by the objects.
Collecting Stories focuses on works drawn from the Morikami’s Permanent Collection and featured in vignettes, or mini exhibitions, representing diverse perspectives for interpreting the narrative of any object (or groups of objects). Explore how Japanese visual culture has reflected changes in society, politics, and modernization. Learn how everyday functional objects can express deep spirituality. Observe how some Japanese artists have responded to international influences over the past 400 years. Consider how the lives of Japanese Americans like George Morikami have impacted non-Japanese communities. In addition, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will highlight the positive ways in which it is contributing to a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture through its collecting and exhibition strategies.
Collecting Stories is on display from November 14, 2020 through April 3, 2021. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446. For more information, call (561) 495-0233 or visit morikami.org. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays.
(PRESS RELEASE)_With fall colors at their best and the grape harvest in full swing, autumn is a wonderful time of year to experience Traverse City’s premier waterfront resort and most celebrated local winery. West Bay Beach is offering hotel guests the singular opportunity to enjoy a locally-produced bottle of wine at check-in and a highly coveted VIP reservation for a private vineyard learning tour and exclusive table within the vines at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, boasting an extensive selection of signature wines and spirit ciders.
Bowers Harbor Vineyards Wine Experience Package includes:
● Double Accommodations
● Breakfast for two
● Bottle of Bowers Harbor Vineyards’ bestselling wine, 2019 Pinot Grigio
● A unique private vineyard learning tour
● An exclusive table within the vines
Rates starting at $170. For reservations call 231.947.3700 or visit westbaybeachresorttraversecity.com. Limited availability. Restrictions apply.
WEST BAY BEACH, a Delamar Resort
Northern Michigan’s Year-round Waterfront Destination
Recently acquired by Greenwich Hospitality Group, West Bay Beach, a Delamar Resort, is a 173-room full-service hotel on the Lake Michigan waterfront in Downtown Traverse City in Northwest Michigan. The iconic property, originally built in 1968, is well-known among generations of locals and visitors for its guest rooms with stunning water views and beachfront patio with live entertainment. Having undergone recent upgrades, West Bay Beach will see future renovations over the next year, elevating food and beverage options as well as service levels. The resort welcomes guests year-round who enjoy being walking distance to Downtown Traverse City with its local art galleries, boutique retailers, antique shops, and eateries. Also, within close proximity are many of the best vineyards and wineries in the country, microbreweries, cideries, and Sleeping Bear Dunes, a four-season national lakeshore park offering miles of trails. Among the hotel’s amenities are a 24-hour airport shuttle, an Indoor and outdoor heated pool with sauna and hot tub, free parking, and on-site watercraft rental and nauti-cat sailing charters.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Palm Beach Gardens – Celebrate National Key Lime Pie Day, on September 26, by tucking into a thick slice of heaven at III Forks Steakhouse in Palm Beach Gardens.
The celebrated powerspot and Executive Chef Tommy Nevill will be serving up his famous Key Lime Pie for only $5 a slice (reg. $11). The sweet-tart showstopper–a scrumptious tribute to Nevill's grandmother and her original recipe–is topped with Key lime zest and layers of toasted meringue then drizzled with a sublime Key lime reduction sauce.
Sweet dreams are made of these. III Forks is located at 4645 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. For more information, call (561) 630-3660 or visit 3forks.com.
(PRESS RELEASE)_SUNRISE, Fla. – During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Doris Italian Market and Bakery locations throughout South Florida are going pink to raise funds for the American Cancer Society - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
In October, the famous Doris large homemade black and white cookies in the bakery will be decorated in pink and white icing to raise awareness of breast cancer. For each cookie sold during October, $1 will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Doris Italian Market and Bakery has raised thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society over the years from cookie sales, participation in annual walks and Wine Nights. For more information, email email@example.com or call 954-572-5269.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – September 24, 2020) The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County (LWVPBC) continues its tireless efforts to prepare local voters for the upcoming National Elections with the publication of the 2020 VOTERS’ GUIDE, a multi-page nonpartisan overview of current candidates and ballot issues. It is available online now at www.lwvpbc.org.
More than 128,000 copies of the printed 2020 VOTERS’ GUIDE are being distributed throughout Palm Beach County, primarily through the Sunday, October 4 issues of The Sun-Sentinel (Boca Raton, Delray Beach), The Palm Beach Post (Boynton Beach to Jupiter), and The Palm Beach Daily News (on the island). Copies have also been sent to city and county libraries, government buildings, and more.
“The League’s 2020 VOTERS’ GUIDE provides residents with many of the facts they will need to cast a well-informed vote, including information about the candidates, Florida constitutional amendments, and other local and statewide contests,” says LWVPBC President Ken Thomas. “Voting is a precious right, and democracy demands an informed electorate.”
The 2020 VOTERS’ GUIDE is just one of the League’s pre-election efforts to educate voters, including the website www.VOTE411.org and regular “Hot Topic” and “Cool Topic” discussions via Zoom.
Please note the deadline to register to vote in the November 3 general election is October 5, 2020. Voters can sign-up to receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot at www.pbcelections.org.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is pleased to announce it has relaunched its monthly public programming which is being offered online or onsite. From sumi-e art and DIY indigo aprons to self-care strolls and mystical creature stories, there is plenty to do and see at Morikami.
October workshops, classes, and demonstrations:
Wednesdays, October 7, November 4, December 2 or Saturdays, October 3, October 10, November 14, December 5
Stroll for Well-Being
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: Free to qualified applicants
Immerse yourself in Morikami’s natural beauty, peace and serenity through our therapeutic garden-walking program. During three sessions, a qualified facilitator will lead participants through themed walks and journal writing to encourage reflection, and ultimately, personal well-being. To learn about the program, application requirements, and more, visit morikami.org.
Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22
Sumi-e Ink Painting (Floral Beginner) (Class)
Time: Floral – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $60 (Morikami Members $55). Advance Registration Required.
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means "charcoal drawing" in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. For required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – September 18, 2020) The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is announcing the cancellation of previously announced performances in the upcoming 2020/2021 season.
The following shows have cancelled their tours and will not be performing:
· The Doo Wop Project, scheduled for December 21, 2020
· Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert, scheduled for January 1, 2021
· The Boy Who Cried Wolf, scheduled for January 16, 2021 as part of the Family Fare Series
· The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, scheduled for January 19, 2021 as part of the Regional Arts Classical Concert Series
· Michael Bolton, scheduled for January 26, 2021
· An Intimate Evening with David Foster Hitman Tour, scheduled for January 30, 2021
· The Philadelphia Orchestra, scheduled for February 16-17, 2021 as part of the Regional Arts Classical Concert Series
· Enra, scheduled for February 17-18, 2021, as part of the PEAK Series
· Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show, scheduled for April 13-15, 2021
· Quinteto Astor Piazzolla, scheduled for April 24-25, 2021
Ticketholders to cancelled performances have the option of donating their tickets to the Kravis Center as a tax-deductible gift to support the Center through this challenging time, to receive a non-expiring gift certificate for a future purchase, or to receive a refund back to their original method of payment. Please note the refunds will be issued back within 30 days following cancellation.
To stay up to date on all upcoming Kravis Center performances, visit the Center’s official website www.kravis.org.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – September 17, 2020) The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County (LWVPBC) today invited concerned adults to another FREE pre-election Conversation with the League that is being presented under the theme: 2020 Matters.
Wednesday, September 23 at 6 pm
Conversations with the League
+ Guest Speaker: Linda Geller-Schwartz
+ Topic: Review of the six ballot amendments on the November 3 ballot.
+ Background: Conversations with the League are interactive video sessions held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Hosted by LWVPBC President Ken Thomas and the Healthcare Committee, the Conversations are an opportunity to discuss to[pics of general interest to the community, such as the Coronavirus pandemic, voter information, school, and emergency planning, etc. The focus is on keeping our community safe, informed, and engaged. The next two online Conversations with the League are scheduled for October 14 and 28.
+ How to Connect: Link in at https://zoom.us/j/625407180
+ Zoom Meeting ID: 625 407 180
(PRESS RELEASE)_Delray Beach, FL – Research has shown that taking a timeout in nature and participating in mindful activities, like strolling along a scenic garden pathway and documenting your thoughts and observations in a journal, can relieve stress, depression, and mental exhaustion. At the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, one of the country’s most celebrated outdoor green spaces, visitors draw in peace and tranquility at every turn.
For this fall and upcoming winter season, the museum presents Stroll for Well-Being, a FREE garden-walking initiative that promotes self-care and heightens physical and emotional wellness. While participation is strongly encouraged for healthcare providers and first responders battling Covid-19 on the front lines, the program is open to anyone seeking stress and anxiety relief.
How it works: After completing the online application, participants will take part in a guided and socially distanced orientation (masks are required) around the property. They will receive a stroll journal with themed, meditative walks and subject matter to inspire meditation, self-examination, and personal fulfillment. Three online support group meetings with a certified facilitator and a minimum of three self-led garden walks are also included. Strollers also enjoy a one-year dual membership they can enjoy with another guest.
“Through this pandemic, we have realized an even greater need to make our programming more accessible to members of our community dealing with anxiety, stress and mental exhaustion,” says Wendy Lo, Curator of Education at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. “Healthcare providers and first responders are struggling in ways that threaten their mental health like never before and we hope to provide a channel by which participants can find some time for reflection and serenity.”
For more information about Stroll for Well-Being or to register for this FREE program, call (561) 501-1048, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit morikami.org/astellas. The program is slated to begin at the end of September 2020.
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road in Delray Beach. For more information, call (561) 495-0233 or visit morikami.org. Closed Mondays and major holidays.
Follow the museum on social media: @morikami (Facebook), @morikamimuseum (Instagram) and @morikamimuseum (Twitter)
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