There are over 10,200 possible moves. Kids love games. So what are yours playing Tic Tac Toe, clue or something more challenging. Concentration is a good game and there are variations. I had the kids play Backgammon. But chess is king, no, yes, pun intended. One of the oldest games in the world dating back 1,500 years.
This Saturday again, from 11-12:30 a total of six Saturdays Coach K as he is known to the kids is giving instructions at the Common Ground Cafe on s J st in Lake Worth Beach. I would have preferred Our Library, where knowledge literacy and culture is nurtured for not just our community, especially the young . Coach K an experienced teacher has brought teams to some major victories. The kids in this group range from 5 to age 12 and three participants are aged five. He is registered w Library services that make people like he, available for programs they wish to present. A little like a speakers bureau.
One of these kids will put L W Beach on the map. “Geniuses are not born but made” is attributed to Albert Einstein. Kids are ripe for mental stimulation. This I discovered while I had them during Covid. While trying to keep them occupied and not knowing at what stage of learning they were. I did what I recalled from my childhood.
This became apparent as language barriers are a concern but chess does not have that issue So I felt it was time for a new tact. I put up the first Hundred Susan Guyaux the Second and our Mayor Betty stepped up. A call came in from Staten Island also promising $100 from Ms Loretta Lutfy. I Searched and found Gyula Kovacs. He hails from Hungary via Canada. There is an article I found on Google. “ It checks out: Mr K has kids in Wellesley loving chess”. With photos .
Parents have to put in their time also. Our Library now more than ever needs adequate funding
as our schools have been denied funding from the state. It’s up to our community. Particularly In the Western sector if our town So we are grateful for this borrowed location. Once upon a time we use the Hatch bldg. for neighborhood mtgs. I gave free art classes there and the shuffleboard no longer there, is an accepted Ivey League sport where scholarships are made available by those universities. Reach for the stars!
Chess teaches how to win and how to lose. Realize the consequences of their actions, helps focus and develops problem solving. These are part of the game. This is what Coach K was teaching as I watched. His technique No verbal reprimands, No, don’t do that. . I read where a Venezuelan study of 4,000 2nd graders increased their IQ score after playing chess for 4.5 months.
Here are a few films that portray kids and chess. “Queene of Katwe” a true story. A young girl from Uganda shows promise having Been thaught by a missionary but as she can not read she can’t enter competition and has the desire to learn. Her mother begging and trading so she can afford paraffin, this allowed her daughter to have light at night to study. It is rated Pg 13 due to the dire living conditions. It is a true story and of course happy ending she ends up in University here in the states. This is free on you tube. Then highly recommended is “Searching for Bobby Fisher”. I enjoyed “Knights of south Bronx” also based loosely on a true happening.
Met the Tri-Rail train to meet friend coming up from Miami. First time without her car. Lake Worth Beach is easy. For the next two days We get around via bus and on foot. On an ARTistic journey this weekend. So if you stay in any of our Bed n Breakfast or Air B n B or future Gulfstream Hotel. You can do it without the usual transport.
We are always prepared, bathing suits under our street clothes. Life is good! Directly from train to Lake Worth Beach from Tri-rail via Bus #62 east. We are in heaven. A few hours of sunshine back on bus #62 neither of us had breakfast so we get off in town. Hungry needing sustenance, looking wind blown and very casual. LILO’s looked inviting.
Rather than trek home and change. Have not worm heels since coming to Lake Worth Beach. Changed into skinny jeans, combed wind blown hair. Come out feeling better and ready to wander around downtown, it’s Friday evening.
Saw something, I want at The art of French Living 519 Lake Ave. Took measurements of fabric for tablecloth. Next stop is Mtn Gallery always a favorite with a new exhibition. Located next to Cultural Plaza. First, drop my bill at the Annex, then into the gallery. Wonderful whimsical art by Resident Artist.
Now the best gallery in town, we chat a bit with Cory manning the gallery. My favorite here was the Rousseau just on the left when you walk in. It’s Gouache on paper? Back through town west, passing restaurants with outdoor seating, it’s a windy evening. On Lake Ave. next destination HATCH. Have to make a quick stop at drug store enroute .
and met this very attractive Finnish lady. She is here for the Finnish “Midnight Festival” She just relocated here from Hawaii and her sister has a cheese booth at the festival. Amazing what a smile gets and the joke about the receipt.
Onward just over the RR track, on Lucerne Ave. we arrive at the HATCH for the “community” show. It’s up for three weeks. I know everyone and we have art hanging. Both of us submitted art from the Windisch-Hunt Atelier. Mine a 4 hour traditional en Plein air “(impressionistic” painting. Hers finished at the Atelier. She loves mine and I love hers. We challenge each other. ( Currently both of us also have art hanging at the PNC Bank on Lucerne Ave. “Flora and Fauna”. 12×12 affordable art. ) From there we stroll home looking at possible future painting, a night time scene in the style of Edward Hopper perhaps.
Here a quick Thank You to who ever left the toys in my Little Free Library. It’s a busy weekend as the Flea Market is going on Saturdays And Sundays at the High School. So there is always lots of traffic here.
Sailing from our docks got cancelled due to high winds, no problem. Green Market is just beyond across the bridge. Yes, Bus #62 takes us there. Ate our breakfast there. Me my favorite a Jambon, She a generous slice of quiche.
Always see friends there, it’s that kind of community. Came to check out two of the artists who mentioned they would be displaying here.
Met up with several friends, making it a very pleasant morning. Next on our list the Norton Museum. Bus #1 going north on Dixie. It Got interesting here as our status was checked before we even got in the door. I have my wallet with shot and booster. She has no wallet her phone has all her vital info as she recently came back from New York City and everywhere including restaurants asked for this info. Did not anticipate this. bEWARE if you want to see the Norton Museum of Art take your Vax and booster documentation.
Love the Norton And always visit the portrait of “Sonny Mac” by Robert Henri as I’m working on a little boys portrait and sweating the hands. Robert Henri didn’t think much of hands, and that portrait proved it.
Lake Worth High students also had art there thanks to their art teacher Brent Bludworth . Gay-Marlov Joseph and Jhony Zuniga Paz
Could not find the Blue Madonna that is holding a tablet. Did find painting of artist Fred Hunt’s art instructor from The Ringling seen here below just two paintings over to the left a painting from my Alma Mater. A very satisfying moment.
Bus stop not far for return trip back south. We use the app Moovit only 17 min. Wait. But wait it wizzed right past us. Leaving Us and another in its wake. Well there is always another on the way. He walks to the next bus stop. We start out as well and pass him proceed to two more further stops. Would never have seen this mural riding the bus.
It’s an artful weekend after all. What do we talk about sitting on Dixie waiting on the next bus. We rename all the Lake Worth Beach streets after artists starting with the letter A . I live on C st. Caravaggio, no first names, must be last name of artist. We do the whole alphabet. We get back to Dixie and Lucerne walk into Starbucks then we sauntered down the street, enter the HATCH once more and realize some of the art is as good as what we just saw at the Norton. Maybe 70 years from now they will recognize some of us.
We had plans to paint 12×12’s for the next show “Flying objects”. or faces on coconuts we just seen at the museum. Neither happened we were tired. We watched an episode of Candice Renoir and just chilled.
By 7 p.m. we recovered and strolled downtown. The promotion looked good and we’d checked the menu yesterday. they were out of the Jumbo shrimp blamed it on the Previous weeks Chalk Festival. So we settled.
The show was great. Voluptuous beautiful women. Took me back to when I first saw the famous Fan Dancer. Very entertaining next performance will be in six weeks at the Library not to be confused with the LWBeach Library also free and No cover charge here.
The room was small and the walls covered with book pages that will do for LILO’s Library. The Burlesque show was over, felt far to soon it was truly entertaining. If anyone has a image problems I highly recommend this show. Be who you are “awesome” fabulous!
Produced by Ruby Tesla.
We left there took short cut to Rudy’s on south J st. It is always happening, no disappointment ever. As anticipated good music, happy people dancing with or without partners. a very lively place.
Walked home around 11:30p.m. Lake Worth Beach is a walkable well lit quirky little sea side town.
Every week a group of acquaintances friends and newcomers, 2 this week, meet at the Gulfstream Hotel and take off on their bikes.
This week we asked Theresa M. Would she lead ( a different person steps up each week) so it becomes their tour of Lake Worth Beach .
Theresa was prepared beyond believe she brought this small book recently published, and off we went. First stop, as we had new participants, was the new mosaic mural by the pavilion that depicts the beginning of our Lake Worth history.
We select leaders randomly and ride randomly around Lake Worth Beach. Two weeks ago David W introduced a historic aspect to our meanderings and off we were. Theresa came prepared w less than an hours notice “would you lead as you know how to get under the bridge?” we still end up meandering.
This bike group started out as the Thursday night peddlers then to accommodate someone it changed to “the Thursday night Peddlers Riding on Wednesday.” We don’t just ride on Wed. there hasn’t been a parade we’ve missed. St. paddy day during COVID was our own parade.
We are the only bike group in the USA to Carol the neighborhoods at Christmas time. Welcoming new home purchasers and accept random invites for hot toddy’s or the occasional dip in a neighbors pool. We have had as many as 45 riders to as few as 3. It’s free it’s fun and everyone Any age is welcome.
Wherever has this week gone? Saturday already! It used to be special the demarcation of my week, no longer.
My new routine is gardening and literally watching these sunflowers opening and turning from East to West. I ck so they do not forget. Lol that’s my daily routine.
At the beginning of this month I shared this site from Instagram.
Still looking for a work of art I can do. Wonder if any artist from Lake Worth Beach attempted it. I’m fascinated by it and how well executed.
My time sequestered leaves me mostly alone but for the occasional by passer who stops to say hi as she walks her dog early morning. Beauquette fresh from my side garden. Lol
Keeping myself occupied redoing #LittleFreeLibrary. It had seen better days, as it was the very first LFL in Lake Worth Beach and has registration #23056.
Now getting a complete overhaul. Painting on sides will have a subliminal message. Mother’s reading to their children. It may be hot but under my Poinciana tree there is always shade and a gentle breeze.
The rest of the time is spent writing birthday cards to friends and acquaintances. Running out of stationery so making my own envelopes and cards. Cat is my model and constant companion laying on my address book. Very sensual as she drapes herself over my writing desk. So it’s time for my fourth cup of java and not a moment to lose sketching such a willing model.
Have a great weekend and Monday Chris Gostling will be giving us an update from “over there”