Throw back Thursday Peddlers

Thursday is when Thursday Night Peddlers meet up at the Gulfstream Hotel for a ride through our fair city, with  Throw Back Thursday photos or tonight you may want to meet at the Casino for the Historic Preservation Design Guidelines to help shape our future both meet at  7 p.m.  one at Historic Gulfstream and other not so historic Casino Ballroom.

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April your could have fooled me.

We made it through March.  Now to see what April has in store for us.  What a rich picking of cultural and fun events in the Lake Worth area.  Mostly FREE but some indicate donations suggested.  Now you have bucks to spend in our local establishments.  Life is Good.  Make your plans get off the couch.  ENJOY

March 31  Saturday Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Parade with Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit. Bryant Park 9.am.

 Time to get your mail art in   Send your embelished  envelope to

ART Project      P.O.  BOX  46       Lake Worth Fl.     33460

This will go on display locally.  so put your email add. on back, so we can notify you of  its arrival. and post it to the internet.  

April 1.   6 a.m.  Sunrise services on our Lake Worth Beach.

April 3,   3160 PGA Blvd.   BB113     5-8 p.m.     Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

April 4 Wed. (First Wed. of the mo.)afternoon Mockingbird Garden  have a sing-along and enjoy music with Mel and Vinney

April 6   FAU  Wimberly Library  3 rd  floor      (post about this event April 4 here)

April  7 BiblioArte hosting the creator of the Little Free Library at Hatch1121 Lucerne Ave.   (former ShuffleBoard Cour) 

Aril 7  something for adults  BOOk Cellar has the Author of   Marriage                                     of a Thousand Lies on hand to speak and sign her book.

 

 

 

April 12    Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) noon to 2 p.m opening of Ruth Gellis Exhibit from April 12-30  during Mandell JCC Boynton Beach operating hours.  

has exhibited worldwide, featured in several museums,  studied at the Baux Arts in Paris.

APRIL 16,  ART OPENING 

EDITORS note       As events are announced this blog is updated.  Again I only feature free to the public in our area.  If there is a charge it will be listed.  Also posted my view on what is happening and going on in our community.  All Good.


 

April 21,  Earth Day

 

Monday blog March 19.2018

Good Morning to you, this time from Fort Lauderdale Airport 

Chris Gostling
Monday Blogge are waiting for our flight home from our wonderful month in Lake Worth. And what a month it has been, gone too quickly of course!

Last week started with a visit to The Cultural Council exhibition which was very interesting. Interior designers meet artists and put whole rooms together which are then depicted in collage style, an unusual combination and you could buy any single item in any of the roomsWhat fun they must have had completing this work, it’s worth a visit if you have not been already. And the Annette Rawlings exhibition on the other side was equally as interesting, beautiful shapes of bright primary colours that popped out if the canvas…..beautiful!

If you were down at the beach at all last week you would have seen those amazing waves and the surf was high and powerful, perfect for a surfing school practising and riding high on the waves. It is so perfect down there at the moment, the breeze is just right and keeps the weather from being too hot. And if you forget to take a book, there is  always people watching to occupy you. I love to watch the children, they are so happy to be by the water and spend hours trying to outrun the surf as it comes in, and the teenagers playing Frisbee or surfing or just chatting…..perfect.

On Wednesday a group of got together at The Leisure Services Building to decorate hats for the children at the Easter Event in Bryant Park. This is, without doubt, one of my favourite things to do, get together with these wonderful women all chattering and laughing as we decorated the hats, it was such fun and before long we had 50 hits completed. I had made English scones with jam and cream and English Tea with milk and in  gorgeous bone china tea cups  and saucers which I had borrowed from a friend.

Ben, who works at Leisure Services is Scottish and enjoyed it very much, a taste of home. He wore a tail coat and top hat to the tea to mark the occasion, it was all very proper and huge fun. Look out for other events involving volunteering, you will enjoy it.

The St.Patricks Parade was fun and very well attended by so may people all wearing at least one green item of clothing. Children clamoured for the candy that was thrown from the cars and floats and cheered and clapped. There were Irish dancers, huge trucks and tiny cars dwarfed by enormous vehicles covered in shamrock. There were motorbikes and sports cars and of course that fabulous huge Little Free Library, being transported by Mary Lindsay and Judy Easton. A great aspect for us was that we saw lots of people that we had missed. I absolutely love the ladies kitchen band, they are such fun and joyfully danced and banged saucepans and kitchen implements…..

On Saturday the new Gallery and bar Sugar Plum and Grumbling Growler opened with a huge flourish. Jill Karlin and Rosemary Otto have art work exhibited and it all looked fabulous. Jill was painting live, one of her signature paintings with a central image of the SPGG surrounded by smaller pictures of other aspects of the gallery. The bar was looking very plush, craft beers and specially blended wines were on offer to make the experience different.

We ended our stay on Saturday morning with a breakfast at Mulligans with assorted and very dear friends.

Next week the blog will come from what I have been told is a very chilly England. That remains to be seen and I will let you know…..have a fabulous Lake Worth week.

Show us your GREEN

I was trying to be off the computer and had it unplugged for two days and the phone is kaput.  No one missed me and the combativeness going into the election I did not have to deal with.  Isn’t that why they have private booths so you can vote your way and not hurt anyone’s feelings.  Did I miss a throwback Thursday?  All who ran for office took time to learn our community so let us give them something special as the pay that was not the reward, but the contribution, they wanted to make to our community.

wearing green

So let’s see the green happy spirit.  Who is seen in green?  I’ll be biking so you take the photos.  All these photos came from 2013 and 2014  Enjoy!

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March 2018

3/2/18 FRIDAY  2 to 6 PM,     REal Mail Friday   For the March edition of Real Mail Fridays, we’ll be serving Upper Crust pies along with the usual hot coffee and tea and good music and company… not to mention papers and pens and art supplies and even postage stamps. You bring the good spirit and your address book.   Order the pie and get delivery on March 14.  Meanwhile, enjoy the art of letter writing to someone who will be surprised.  Donation of $10 requested  Library closes at 6 p.m.  The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located on the third floor east of Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library. Off I-95 and Glades Rd.  15 min. south of Lake Worth

March 2 Friday  Evening on the Avenue as always FREE  on our Cultural Plaza                       March  2/3/4/   there is an entree fee of $5   Bryant Park  kids under 4′ FREE The highlight are the talent from Finland appearing on stage  and of course the Wife Carrying contest that takes place  on Sunday,

March 3  Saturday  8 a.m. to noon  for a few more weeks enjoy the Green Market underneath the eastern part of the bridge. of A1A                                                                                                                                                    March 3 this  Saturday noon to 4  FREE   visit the Historical Museum at 414 Lake Ave. yes, they have Finish artifacts part of the makeup of our town.                                                                                                                       March 6 Tuesday   5:30   City Hall  7 n Dixie Hwy.  Flag Raising for Pride                       March 7,   Wednesday afternoon  3-6 pm  FREE  Listen to the sounds of Mel and Vinnie along with their many musical friends as they entertain themselves and all who enjoy Folk Music   2000 n. D St.  Mockingbird Garden.  March 8,  6:30 Thursday at the Norton Museum  all entry and programming is FREE until the construction is complete.  Thursday at the Northon is an ongoing weekly program .

Franklin Sirmans author

 This week  A lecture and discussion by the Author of Basquiat and the Bayou (2014), discusses the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. 

 March 12  5-7 p.m.  Book signing at the newest venue in Lake Worth  the Book Cellar corner of s Jst and Lake Ave.   March 16 Friday  St Patty’s Day  Parade  6:30 p.m.
Downtown Lake Worth heading the opposite direction on Lake Ave than normal.    March 18   5 – 8 p.m.  Community Seder 1415 n K st.  First Congregational Church of LW  $35  Tickets can be purchased at Trinkets and Treasures or Studio 205 , both on Lake Avenue in Lake Worth!                                                                                                                                                                    March 24  Saturday is Flofing.  March 24 and 25  Sat. & Sun  Pride Fest

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March 24  Rock Painting at the Mocking Bird Gardens   all info herel March 26 6:30  Quiz night at the Book Cellar,  play with the Library Board,  March 28   for our history buffs   March 31   Easter Egg Hunt  Bryant Park  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Bonnet Parade line up is in front of Gulfstream Hotel Lake Ave.  9:30    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED WEEK BEFORE TO CREATE BONNETS and on day of, the personalize them for the kids.  All materials provided. 

BIG Announcement

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Last night McMow Art Glass held its annual holiday party with the Thursday Night Peddlers caroling the over flow crowd.  Check out Maryellen’s live feed.  It was a well attended, you had to be there to hear a major announcement.  It is major!  IMG_1232New products were demonstrated and for the entire day there were specials and discounts on  glass art supplies and upcoming classes.  If your quick you might still find a Groupon on the internet. IMG_1215.JPG  As most of us are aware there have been rumors about them moving,  selling the building, and yet just rumors.  Taylor, Phil and Shanon’s daughter, had center stage as she made the big announcement. Drum roll please……Introducing the McMow Art Glass Institute their 501.c3.  IMG_1227.JPGSpearheaded by Taylor and a select strong board of directors, all were introduced at last night’s event.  Taylor comes with experience having worked with the non-profit sector in the Washington DC area in low-income housing and a full understanding of how this can change many lives and communities.   They will be reaching about 300 individuals per year including children attending title One/low-income schools, Veterans coping with PTSD, individuals in recovery programs, and individuals diagnosed with autism. 

They,  McMow have been searching for a long time for a new space, parking always an issue and so they are making this bold move.  Now or never.  Particularly as they had hosted this Pop-Up Shops, and the Glass Quest Conference in West Palm Beach this past summer and very successful.  A good indicator that the  central Palm Beach county area is ready for this next stage of expansion.  They have secured several locations and partnered to have off site classes.IMG_1219.JPGany one can make these charming glass gifts.  

Support your local artists is always my motto,  especially with such a strong tie to our community.  41 years in Lake Worth . They are located at 701 n Dixie Hwy  and you can reach them  561-585-9011 or visit www.mcmow.com