Join Habitat for Humanity for Pizza Fridays

Join Habitat for Humanity for Pizza Fridays

Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, whose headquarters are in West Palm Beach, Fla., is having its final Pizza Fridays event Aug. 23, 2013.

The famous Pizza Trolley will park itself outside the nonprofit organization’s thrift store in Jupiter from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offer its mouth-watering wood-fire tomato pies to hungry patrons. Ten percent of all sales that day will go toward Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County’s mission of empowering families by providing them with decent, affordable housing.

The thrift store is near Loxahatchee River property on North Old Dixie Highway. For information, call 561-743-3660.

Junior Achievement Receives Donation at Jupiter Elementary School

Junior Achievement Receives Donation at Jupiter Elementary School

State Farm recently present Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast with a check for $7,500, earmarked for the organization’s successful JA High School Heroes program.

The donation was made at Timber Trace Elementary School in Jupiter, adjacent to Old Palm Golf Club (at left),  in support of the program that offers financial lessons to schoolchildren.
The program works like this: High-school students are paired with elementary-school students and are equipped with a tool kit that enables them to become teachers for a day and help their young peers learn how to succeed economically. The program has grown in popularity, as more elementary schools request to participate in it every year. The $7,500 will fund much of the growth, said Claudia Kirk Barto, president of the organization.

“We are pleased for the opportunity to recognize the efforts of these young students and show the tremendous success of one of our most esteemed programs, JA High School Heroes,” Barto said.

Wild Pants Party Comes to Town in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

arcThe Arc of Palm Beach County had another successful Wild Pants Party that raised more than $26,000 and welcomed 500-plus attendees to the event at the Grand Court in The Gardens mall in Palm Beach Gardens.

The evening featured a spirited men’s fashion show featuring more than 50 community and business leaders, upbeat music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a photo booth, a raffle and, of course, trousers of all colors and in all designs. Sponsors included Brio Tuscan Grille, Bloomingdales, and PGA National.

The spirited benefit takes place annually for The Arc of Palm Beach County’s programs and services aiding children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Second Ali’s Afternoon Tea Event Takes Place in Tequesta, Fla.

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A fundraiser titled Ali’s Afternoon Tea & Haute Couture Floral Millinery Pageant delighted chapeau-wearing guests at Turtle Creek in Tequesta while aiding a worthy cause.

The colorful event raised awareness of and money for the creation of a searchable database of cancer-support organizations.

Turtle Creek, a golf-course community of homes for sale in Tequesta, was festooned with flowery hats for three hours on a recent Sunday; nearly 150 attended, and more than $13,000 was raised.

Event highlights were a four-course Royal Tea Pairing with introductions to each blend; a Princess Tea for girls 12 and younger; and portrait sittings with Linda Chick Photography.

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Campus Welcomes Symphony

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The renowned and respected Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches recently presented its 31st-annual fundraising scholarship concert, “Our Stars Shine.”

The well-attended concert took place at 7:30 p.m. at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens, on the grounds of Palm Beach State College. All proceeds went toward the Rudolph von Unruh Memorial Scholarship Fund.

It featured musicians from Suncoast Community High School, Berklee School of Music and other residents of homes in Palm Beach County. Among the musical numbers: “Stardust,” “Put on A Happy Face” and selections from Oklahoma!

For information about the Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches, call 561-832-3115.


Jupiter Jubilee Shines Spotlight on Town

Volunteers helped the 2013 Jupiter Jubilee turn out to be a day of shining success for the town.

The festivities included children’s games, face painting, entertainment, arts and crafts and food vendors and unfolded between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Jupiter Community Center, east of The Loxahatchee Club. The annual community event is produced by the town for its residents since 2002.

The Jupiter Jubilee highlights the town’s seaside spirit, its laid-back character, its unique history, and its wonderful assets, like its beautiful Intracoastal Waterway property, as well as the Loxahatchee River, that run through the middle of the town.

Take Guided Park Tour in Hobe Sound

Take Guided Park Tour in Hobe Sound

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, the support arm of the Hobe Sound preserve, will have an outdoor-photography class and guided tour from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8, 2013.

Participants should gather at the Kimbell Education Center, at 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, just north of Jupiter Hills Village. The outdoor-photography class will be facilitated by Durga Garcia and Bruce Bain and will lead guests on a guided tour to the observation tower, where the photo shoot will commence.

Cost is $25, which includes entry to the park, photography instruction and light refreshments. For information, call Libby Reinert at 561-745-5551.


Support Furry Friends at DIG in Delray Beach, Fla.

Support Furry Friends at DIG in Delray Beach, Fla.

A fun and festive fundraiser for the South Florida Wildlife Center is coming to Delray Beach on Jan. 31, 2013.

Guests are invited to a party that will celebrate animals and support the center that takes in injured and sick wildlife throughout Palm Beach County. The party will take place at DIG – Doing it Green on Atlantic Avenue, near the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway property in Delray Beach. Time is 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 and include two complimentary drinks and vegan appetizers. There will be a raffle with great offerings and a pleasant atmosphere for socializing and fundraising.

For information, call 954-524-4302.

Buy ‘Ticket to Paradise,” Support Train Depot in Jupiter

“Ticket to Paradise” is the theme of the Loxahatchee Guild Annual Gala, set for Jan. 24, 2013, at The Loxahatchee Club.

The club, which features a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course surrounded by Jupiter homes for sale, will welcome guild supporters beginning at 6 p.m. for a night of music, food stations, silent and live auctions and a recognition of the cause. Proceeds will benefit the guild’s project of restoring the 1915 Florida East Coast Railway train depot.

The train depot is one of eight that have survived since the turn-of-the-century railroad project.

Tickets cost $125. For information, call 561-691-0702.

The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens Site of Speaker Series

The YWCA of Palm Beach County will benefit from a speaking engagement at The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens featuring Jean Chatzky.

Chatzky, who will address the topic “Women and Money,” is NBC’s Today show financial editor. She also is a contributor to Newsweek and has written seven books. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Court.

The mall is a prized asset in northern Palm Beach County because of its central location near many homes in Palm Beach Gardens, including Crystal Pointe.
Tickets cost $50, and proceeds will help with the YWCA’s mission of empowering women to be successful and confident. For information, call 561-640-0050, Ext. 134.