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Enjoy free admission to the Norton Museum of Art
July 16, 2014

 Thursday through September 5, Florida residents receive free admission to the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. Entry allows you to browse the permanent collections and the temporary exhibitions, and to enjoy the highly popular Art After Dark series that features live music, lectures by curators and films. Here are some of the offerings this month alone: • The permanent collection includes contemporary art such as Frank Stella’s geometric Yazd II, rare landscapes by American master George Bellows, and extraordinary works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Peter Paul Rubens. • “Wheels and Heels,” a temporary exhibition, takes a playful look at two iconic toys— the miniature car (epitomized by Matchbox and Hot Wheels brands) and the teenage doll (the most famous being Barbie). For more information, go to www.norton.org or call 561-832-5196.  

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Calling all Picassos
July 14, 2014

Even the greatest artists had to start somewhere. So if youâre looking to jumpstart your creativity, come to Crafts & Stuff in Palm Beach Gardens, just minutes from Old Palm Golf Club. Every Monday through August 11, the store will host a class called âIntro to Drawing 101,â and youâre invited During the free class (3:30-4:00pm), you will learn basic drawing techniques, how to add texture to shapes, and the best ways to evaluate space for composition. Students will also become educated on the artistsâ supplies available at Crafts & Stuff and will be given 20% off anything they purchase Immediately following the class, budding artists can join a longer, even more hands-on drawing class for $10. During that event, local artist Janelle J. Fulford will offer guidance as students make charcoal sketches of simple objects such as an oyster or a bird. Space is limited to…

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Discover the nearby Loxahatchee River
June 23, 2014

The slow-flowing, immensely scenic Loxahatchee River winds through Palm Beach County before finally flowing into the ocean through the Jupiter Inlet. One of the best places to learn about the riverâs 260-square-mile watershed and its great environmental value is at the Loxahatchee River Center, which is located less than 15 miles from Old Palm Golf Club The center is an enlightening setting featuring different marine species, interactive exhibits and a touch tank that represents various river systems, including the freshwater cypress swamp and marine ecosystem. To enhance the experience, visitors are welcome to participate in any of the recurring events. For instance ⢠Every Saturday (2pm-3pm) there is a river center tour and fish feeding. ⢠The first Friday of every month (12pm), the Friends of the Loxahatchee River present a seminar on subjects such as river restoration and cultural aspects of the river. During the tours…

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Enjoy cocktails in paradise
June 18, 2014

Every few months, the Historical Society of Palm Beach County holds a fun-filled event known as Cocktails in Paradise that celebrates our local history. Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach will host the next event on Tuesday, June 24 (5:30pm-7:30pm). Established in 1937, the Historical Society of Palm Beach County is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, preserve and share the history of the county. Its archives include two million photographs, maps, newspapers, journals and architectural drawings. Much of the collection is housed in a museum within the historic 1916 courthouse in downtown West Palm Beach, which also serves as the society’s headquarters. To become a member, to volunteer or to find out more about Cocktails in Paradise, call the Historical Society of Palm Beach County at 561-832-4164.

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Watch loggerhead turtles lay their eggs
June 17, 2014

Now through September, loggerhead turtles emerge from the sea and lay their eggs on the beach. One of the best ways to watch this fascinating ritual is on an evening Turtle Walk at MacArthur Beach State Park in North Palm Beach. Itâs one of the few places in the county where you can observe loggerhead turtles up close and rest assured that youâre not disturbing them because a trained park ranger will accompany you The evening events start at 8pm (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) in the nature center with a movie about turtle behavior, why itâs important to wear dark clothing only, and how best to watch the loggerheads. Then, itâs off to the boardwalk on the beach When a turtle crawls ashore and begins to lay her eggs, you can approach with the ranger to watch the eggs drop. The loggerhead is the most common sea…

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