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Enjoy the Great Outdoors even more
August 01, 2014

One of greatest benefits of living in Florida is being able to enjoy the outdoors year-round. Whether itâs playing Old Palmâs spectacular Raymond Floyd-designed golf course or jogging through the community, there are always plenty of outdoor activities Outdoor enthusiasts will discover even more to do at the upcoming Florida Outdoors Expo. You can expect to see all sorts of exhibits displaying the very latest equipment for fishing, boating, archery, traveling in recreational vehicles, riding off-road and more Special guests include John Godwin from the popular television show âDuck Dynastyâ and Paul Bedard of âGator Boys,â the Animal Planet reality show shot in South Florida. Both stars will be on hand for pictures and autographs. Admission to the Florida Outdoors Expo is $10 with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Wounded Warriors Charitable Foundation, Inc. The event runs Saturday and Sunday, August…

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Get a glimpse into pioneer life in Palm Beach County
July 25, 2014

What was life like in South Florida before air-conditioning, pest control and all the wonderful amenities at Old Palm Golf Club? Well, it was pretty uncomfortable For a revealing glimpse into the lifestyle of South Floridaâs early settlers, visit the DuBois Pioneer Home in Jupiter. Built in 1898 on an ancient Indian oyster shell mound, the two-story pine structure is the second oldest house standing on its original site in Palm Beach County. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places Recently renovated, the DuBois home is filled with authentic period furnishings, clothing and artifacts. Interestingly, the exterior walls were built on the diagonal to better withstand hurricanes. While living here, the pioneering DuBois family grew bananas, vegetables and pineapples. They also kept bees for honey. The DuBois homestead is located on the south side of Jupiter Inlet in DuBois Park, near the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and…

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Calling all know-it-alls
July 21, 2014

If youâre reading this, chances are, youâre pretty smart. You probably whip through the crossword in the Sunday âNew York Timesâ and are absolutely positive that you could win on âJeopardy!â You know so much trivia that youâre like a living and breathing Google search engine Itâs almost impossible to stump you with simple questions like âWhatâs a Tibetan source of butter?â (The yak, of course.) And âWho are the three literary Brontë sisters?â (Charlotte, Emily and Anne) Why not put your impressive knowledge to the test and have a great time? The perfect place to do it is OâSheaâs Irish Pub in West Palm Beach, where itâs Trivia Night every Wednesday starting at 7pm. Teams of up to four Mensa-worthy trivia buffs compete against each other for bragging rights and a variety of prizes, which include your…

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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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