Just a Sat. in Lake Worth

Three (3) Cultural offerings on one day and the car never left the driveway that is what Lake Worth Fl. can offer. That is not counting the morning at the beach before it got too hot.  The Lake Worth Historical Museum was open on Sat. from 1 – 4 p.m.  They have a wonderful marketing message created by Walter Harper that speaks to how young 100-year town is. So most of what is in the collection are relatable to a not so distant past.

 

 

 

 

The next stop was at the Cultural Council which just opened a new exhibit by YES local artist Deborah Yates another one of our gems.  Who has found herself in our burgeoning artist-friendly town, following the steps of  several other artists from Key West and Coconut Grove/Miami.  It is one stunning exhibit in the small gallery space sponsored by Chase Bank.  I have to admit I was taken with this work. It is abstract, not my personal taste, however, I recognize it’s power as you turn the corner and are confronted with OMG this is good. Deborah also does environmental art on a large scale.  Definitely, go see. 

Debra Yates left with friend Susan Guyoux at the opening reception

Then a stop for good Mexican food at Lupitas.  It was packed with people just returning from the beach Laplaya, with a party in full swing in the private room.

never had seen this room. looks like fun

Last wonderful experience of the day was Oliver at the Lake Worth Playhouse downtown Lake Worth.  It was well-produced everyone was on cue and the casting was flawless. (Call  for Flashdance is now open) The music memorable and the performances on track there was just one person who appeared to be out of sync at the very end and that was an adult.  The young theatre troupe was flawless. What wonderful future thespians talent we have here in our area.  Soon they can be inducted into the International Thespian Society  wish you all well.    Thank You Tabitha for the ticket.

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

 

A ordinary Saturday in Lake Worth

The past Saturday turned out to be an adventure & a discovery.  I broke my phone and I knew there was a shop that fixes electronics.  En route to volunteering at our Historic Museum, I was out and around 11:30a.m and got everything done in no time and in time to collect the keys to the Annex and to open it up. (not the phone however NOT)

Did YOU know we had a skateboard shop?

First stop HotChocolate and Common Ground Coffee Shop it is really good, rich and creamy sans whip cream.   Then I discovered this skateboard shop next to “I fix it”. Realizing how lively Lake Avenue was. I  started taking photos of people doing their Saturday things.

always a good stop when thirsty or hungry

Shop!  I walked over to  Lucerne nothing was open so back to Lake Avenue.

dropped in to say hi to Betty

the couple just walked in and this happy person just came out

this group of 5 asked why I did not take their photo as they also had just purchased something.                         Felt bad, so I got this photo

of course always say Hi to Andy

across the street Cultural Council also had activity.  At the library ran into Steve Horan Author/photographer   Chatting I spotted a book by Daniel Silva love his books as his protagonist is an Art restorer and as an Art Historian myself, I find his books fascinating.  This one is about Vienna who’s streets I know well, but here is the surprise of all.  Inside this jacket cover, a name just hit me. I then checked my other volumes on my bookshelf.  It is our own Walter Harper who designed the covers and type for this series and of course many other novelists, that was his career before moving to Lake Worth.  I got this hardback book for $2.00 and it is listed for 9.65 in a paperback on  Amazon.

editors note:  Gave a gift of one Silva novel to Capt. Silva as he departed Lake Worth.

Volunteer recognition

This morning was a special day for many Lake Worthians.  They gathered in the Casino Ballroom which was brightly decorated for them, leaving the chill outside.  The City of Lake Worth recognized the efforts of the many volunteers, with this volunteer appreciation breakfast.  April is the month for the usual recognition, however, we have in our midst snowbirds who also share a vested interest in the well-being of our community. 

oh, baby, it’s cold outside

The value of these Lake Worthians and they are worthy is important for a  small community as ours.  Giving hundreds of hours of their busy time, they make that time as each realizes their input is important and today were recognized in such a lovely way with this breakfast.   During the State of the City Address by our Honorable Mayor Pam, she had put a dollar value on their contribution and it was enormous.   Today once more to a full room of volunteers she again gave her heartfelt thanks to everyone present. It was a lovely program with the presentation of the Colors by the ROTC Honor Guard,  Vice Mayor Pro Tem Andy Amoroso, Commissioner Herman, Maxwell were in attendance. (Omari was mentioned, however, was not able to attend as he did last year.) The executive assistant Silvina Donaldson, called out all the boards and departments individually.   These volunteers are experts in their respected fields, such as attorneys, financiers. artists. grant writers,  tourism,  administrators, giving from the heart to a community they embraced when they made quirky Lake Worth their home.

the 3 women sharing the podium have power are creative and resourceful

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. 

Martin Luther King Day in Lake Worth Fl.

Morning starts before 6 a.m. for many of Lake Worth Volunteers, they have done this year many years now, in our community.  They are charged with the preparing and serving of the breakfast for 7:30 held at the  St. Andrews Church on s 10 and E st.. The  Interfaith service is attended by area leaders of different denomination with the goal,  of peace and unity. 

a four-mile route through downtown Atlanta” I with with thousands walked the entire route following behind.” eye witness, Fred W. Hunt

The  day is spent in recognizing what brought us to this point , 50 years later and in service to others. As a volunteer one is in the background and does not see the dedications or the performances that take place honoring Martin Luther King.

hand in hand “For the Children”

As a volunteer your in the background and do not see the dedications or the performances that take place honoring Martin Luther King. A program with song and prayers in all denominations  and reflections of where we are, our hopes for the future.  Our own troubadours Mel and Vinnie performed as did  others including kids from For the Children

Mel and Vinnie leading the song “Rainbow Race”

the ladies (backbone) of this event Karla Blockson, Laurel Robinson not seen Ms Retha Lowe

The day then begins after everyone disperses and I found myself downtown and spoted these children in front of one of our new murals.  Quite a large statement for unity “Build a Bridge” A statement that embraces us in Lake Worth  50 years after Martin Luther Kings death.  Perfect!

Build a Bridge

The volunteers with little rest,  back on track no later than 4 p.m. at the other St. Andrews, this time it’s the Episcopal church on Lucerne and Palm Way corner.

still smiling,  preparations for over 200 expected guests

It’s the same crew that served and prepared breakfast.

same as morning crew with a few  more volunteers.

This time the preparations began around 4 p.m. while the march is being organized from City Hall to the MLK memorial globe on our Cultural Plaza. Again some like Commissioner Maxwell appears to be everywhere, as he was, at breakfast serving, at the Cultural Plaza dedication, and again serving.

some of the raging grannies who have led protests for oh so many years.

There were two seatings and myself had counted the plates for the deserts and last count was 275.  We were treated to a short performance,  beautifully choreographed and the words of  Martin Luther King and Maya Angelou interpreted in dance by these  talented young women.

if you know any of the dancers or people in these photos please share.

The following photos are shared from participants in the march from Lake Worth City Hall to Cultural Plaza .

young lady on left was in photo “Build a Bridge”                                                photo by Tom Johnson

the ragging grannies                                                                                                photo by Tom Johnson

candle light march                                                                                                   photo by Tom Johnson

Videos available on  FB pages of  Theres Mangini   and David Winter  and Maryellen Healy

note the camera,  I was behind the scene     photo by Maryellen Healy

my newest neighbors, asked me for a lift to get downtown for the candle light march.