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Helping People Succeed’s 2021 Art for Living Calendars Available for Sale and Online Virtual Gallery Launched!

20 Nov 2021 Helping Calendar

It’s that time of year when Helping People Succeed distributes its popular Art for Living Calendars, available for residents and guests at local business outlets, including Barnes & Noble Book Store in Jensen Beach. Looking for that perfect gift? Helping People Succeed's 2021 Art for Living Calendar reflects the beauty we have right here on the Treasure Coast! Each month is represented by one of our talented local artists. The calendars sell for only $20.00 each.

Our featured artists this year include: Pam Patterson, Susan Roberts, Mary Neal, Marian Vitale, Diane Raymond, Dan Mackin, Chris Kling, Pat Hoshino, Stacy Ranieri, Julia Kelly, Sue Ann Saleeby-Mosley, Arundathi Wijetilleke and Amber Moran. We are also thankful for our underwriters: Water Pointe Realty, Stuart Business Systems, Green Design, Sandhill Cove, All Creatures Animal Hospital, NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating, Mark Brechbill, PLLC, Dave’s Plumbing, EW Consultants, Ross Mixing, Mary Kay Buckridge, Arlington Electric and VITAS Healthcare.

The calendars are available for sale at the Helping People Succeed office, 1601 NE Braille Place, off Savanna Road in Jensen Beach as well as throughout the Treasure Coast. For a complete listing of outlets where you can purchase a calendar – visit our website at hpsfl.org.

Something special we are doing this year is showcasing the artists’ artwork through our online Art for Living Gallery. Not only can you view (and/or purchase) the artwork that is featured in our 2021 Art for Living Calendar – you can also see additional works of art displayed by the artists. Their artwork is also for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Helping People Succeed. The gallery can be found on our website at hpsfl.org. This state-of-the-art exhibit will be available for viewing from now through November of 2021.

Serving our community for over 56 years, Helping People Succeed helps develop healthy families in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties by providing numerous parenting, mental health and behavioral support programs. Helping People Succeed also provides support services designed to enable adults with special needs to fully participate in volunteer and employment roles in our community.

For more information, visit our website at hpsfl.org or contact Glenna Parris at 772.320.0778.

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Martin Artisans Guild December Exhibition

December 2 - 30, 2020
Opening Reception: December 2nd, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Palm Room - Harbour Bay Plaza, 3778 SE Ocean Blvd, Sewall's Point
Wed - Sat., 12 - 6 pm

Art Exhibition and Sale

Art Exhibition and Reception, free to the public. For the month of December the Palm Room Gallery at Harbour Bay Plaza will feature six diverse Martin Artisans Guild members.
Photographer Barry Steven Greff, sculptor Eduardo Gomez Rojas, fiber artist Jaquelyn Roesch-Sanchez, and painters Sue Klahne, Robert Moore, and Lynn Morgan.
Mask wearing, social distancing and other safety guidelines will be encouraged.


Local Artists Kevin Hutchinson & Rick Schad Donate Oil Paintings to Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast

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In Photo: Kevin Hutchinson & Rick Schad

Jensen Beach - Local Artists Kevin Hutchinson and Rick Schad Have graciously donated 2 one-of-a-kind oil paintings to the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast!

Kevin and Rick, both world renowned talents, gathered at a well-known Oak Tree set just outside Sandy Thurlow’s home in Sewalls Point. It’s is amazing that the pairings have their own character and unique view of the same scenery.

You will not want to miss meeting Kevin Hutchinson, our honored guest as we showcase both paintings on December 3, 2020!

This will be the Children’s Museums first art show. The museum also recently received a 21-piece collection painted by local artist Lou Snowcroft. Lou, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, used painting as a therapeutic outlet. Her talent and love for painting flourished through the final years of her life. The Museum is extraordinarily proud to display and auction her amazing collection.

No Children’s Museum event would be complete without participation from our biggest fans, children! Yes, the art auction will also include amazing pieces created by students with autism. Proceeds from the event will benefit a new interactive sensory program that will be launched in 2021 at the Museum. Students from the Hope Center for Autism and Jensen Beach Elementary ESE students Will display and sell their very own artwork, raising money for their respective programs.

Don’t miss the December 3, 2020 art show and auction! Light hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served during the evening event, provided by the new Oak & Ember Steakhouse by Kyle G!

Not ready to attend an event yet? Don’t worry we have you covered. A preview of the show begins at 12 PM. come and view paintings from 12 PM to 5 PM and start off the bidding. Then tune in to the live auction conducted by Reed Hartman, platform and link to be announced soon, to bid on the oil paintings by Kevin and Rick.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet Kevin Hutchinson and purchase some on-of-a-kind original paintings. December 3, 2020 876 SE Becker Rd. (Veranda Falls Plaza) Port St. Lucie 6:00pm. Space is limited to 100 guests. $15 suggested donation at the door includes a glass of wine and scrumptious bites by Oak & Ember Steakhouse. Thank you to our generous sponsors- Hartman Auction Group, Oak & Ember Steakhouse, Veranda Falls, MoLo Photography, Imperial Frame and artists Kevin Hutchinson and Rick Schad.

For more information, contact Cece Frost 772-225-7575 ext. 208

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Sunrise Theatre Looking For Volunteer Ushers & Bartenders

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Fort Pierce - Looking for a fun, entertaining way to make new friends and help support the historic Sunrise Theatre? Become a volunteer usher or bartender at the Sunrise Theatre this season!

Over the past 14 seasons, hundreds of volunteer man-hours have helped make the Sunrise Theatre what it is today. We are always eager to welcome new faces into the Sunrise Theatre family, so if you are a TEAM-PLAYER, who has always wanted to help make a little theatre magic, this might be the perfect place for you!

Volunteering at the Sunrise is both fun and educational and we can find a place and role for you regardless of your experience level. For more information, please email info@SunriseTheatre.com

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20 Oct Taste of jENSEN

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Jensen Beach - Taste of Jensen, a Jensen Beach holiday tradition, will be held outdoors, Tuesday, December 8, 2020, in downtown Jensen Beach. Due to the COVID-19 impact, the Taste of Jensen event will be adopting best practices to encourage a healthy and safe experience for all.

Taste patrons will get the opportunity to taste and sample food and beverages from the finest eateries in Jensen Beach and be entertained with live holiday music.

The event will again feature the lighting of the community’s 26’ tall Christmas Tree that will sparkle in downtown Jensen Beach throughout the holiday season. During the event, the Town of Ocean Breeze will parade dozens of decorated golf carts through downtown Jensen Beach.

Each year participating restaurants compete for awards including People’s Choice, Best Presentation, Best Appetizer, Best Featured Entrée, Best Dessert, and Best Beverage.

Tickets are $35 per person. Advance reservations are available online at www.JensenBeach.biz, and can also be made at the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce, Seacoast Bank (Jensen Beach Blvd. location), and Jan’s Place Restaurant. Event arrival times for guests will be staggered every 30 minutes beginning at 5:30pm through 7:30pm. The event concludes at 8pm.

The Taste of Jensen is an outdoor event and will implement appropriate policies in accordance with government COVID-19 recommended guidance to keep attendees and participants safe and healthy. Attendance to the event can be made by reservation. Each reservation will be assigned a specific arrival time. Upon arrival to the event all reservations will be confirmed, and a temperature check will be taken.

The following protocols will be followed.
• Hand sanitizer will be available at all taste stations and guest check-in location.
• Social distancing will be required at all taste stations and guest check-in location.
• Taste stations will frequently disinfect surfaces.
• Taste stations are recommended to use protective Plexiglas barrier.
• Face coverings and gloves are required by servers.
• Social distancing reminder signs will be placed throughout event.
• When not eating or drinking, face coverings will be recommended.
• Anyone planning to attend the event and who is not feeling well should stay home.
• Anyone who does not pass the temperature check will be prohibited from participating in the event.

The Taste of Jensen is a Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce event and sponsored by U.S. Sugar.

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Little Giant Life

20 Oct Maritza Diaz

Contributed by Dorothy Kamm
Maritza Diaz may be small in size but she’s large in personality. She’s been a professional dancer and dance teacher for 20 years, adding yoga to her routine 10 years ago. Not only did yoga enhance her flexibility and strength, but it also helped alleviate the high stress and anxiety levels many professional dancers encounter.

Having experienced the positive effects yoga had upon her life, three years ago Maritza became a certified yoga teacher. A year later, in 2018 she moved from Hollywood, Fla. to Port St. Lucie and created Little Giant Life. Little Giant Life offers classes in mindfulness and yoga to foster self-development and health and wellness to achieve a positive outcome. Due to the current COVID culture, Maritza offers all of her classes online in what she calls a mobile arts program.

Coming from a city with a strong and pervasive arts culture, Little Giant Life joined the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance to become part of a like-minded group and to use the Alliance to boost its presence in the community. “Some counties, such as Palm Beach and Miami/Dade, train teachers in mindfulness. In turn, they teach their students how to become mindful,” says Maritza. “I want to bring this to Port St. Lucie and surrounding areas. Imagine how much better prepared for life children will be if they learn techniques to relieve stress and regulate their emotions.”

Maritza creates her own programs. Although she teaches children as young as 3 years old to senior citizens, she focuses on children. Like her, children are small in size but they’re large in attitude.

While peace and calm are the goals, Maritza’s techniques are fun and even energetic. For example, in the 5- to 8-year-old age range, in one exercise each child is given a feather. They are told to use their breath to keep the feather up in the air and not let it touch the ground. The children practice breathing while releasing their energy. And of course, many end up laughing as they work to keep their feather afloat. Ultimately, through the breathing techniques, the children learn they are able to calm down their minds and bring the moment into focus.

When teaching yoga to teenagers, Maritza uses funky instrumental background music that makes them smile when doing poses such as downward facing dog. Maritza has the students focus on movement, their body, and breathing so that they become more comfortable with their bodies. They can apply the breathing techniques they learned when taking a test or experiencing anxiety to calm themselves down and enhance their focus.

The teenage group also performs a variety of creative exercises to get them to think positively about themselves and their actions.

Ultimately, she wants all of her students to go outside, look up, and take a breath instead of turning to technology when they are stressed.

To learn more about the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance and the benefits of membership, please visit ArtStLucie.org, email: info@artstlucie.org or call 772-462-2783.

To learn more about Little Giant Life, visit www.maritzaidiaz.com or call 202-714-7707.

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Tune into our new YouTube channel to catch all of our videos. To make it easy, we invite you to bookmark it here: http://youtube.com/historicalsocietyofmartincounty.

In the newest one, Michael Phillips, Keeper of the House of Refuge on Hutchinson Island, Stuart, talks about how the HOR served as a Coast Guard Lifesaving Station and a Naval Observation Station during World War II.

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Christmas with Michael W. Smith

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | On Demand | One Day Only

As our Christmas gift to you, we are excited to provide an uplifting Michael W. Smith Christian Christmas concert. Enjoy this online event on your own schedule for one day only.

Michael has been releasing new music regularly and performing around the world to sold-out crowds for the last 30+ years. During his storied career, he’s written 32 No. 1 singles, been honored with three Grammy Awards and 45 Dove Awards, was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and has sold more than 15 million albums. He’s also given back to the global community. Michael has raised funds to battle AIDS in Africa; started Rocketown, a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope; and has helped more than 70,000 children through Compassion International.

A for KING & COUNTRY Christmas

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | On Demand | One Day Only

For King & Country is back to showcase their first ever full-length Christmas album, A Drummer Boy Christmas. Bake those chocolate chip cookies, make a little hot chocolate, strike up that cozy fire, and let Thrivent and for KING & COUNTRY take you on musical Christmas journey to celebrate the greatest story the world has ever known! Enjoy this online event on your own schedule for one day only.

For King & Country is a Christian pop duo composed of Australian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone. They have garnered four No. 1s (“joy,” “Priceless,” “Fix My Eyes,” and “Shoulders”), nine Top 10 hits, and had songs featured on the Emmys, Super Bowl, Sunday Night Football and many other high-profile events, including performances on The Tonight Show, Today and Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Discover Your Own Creative Super Powers!

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Exhibit now open through January 31, 2021. The Elliott Museum has installed a very cool exhibit that will allow you to explore your creative side! The exhibit features a Makerspace Lab with eight computer stations, four 3-D printers and two die-cut machines. You can create your own animated movies and paper engineering projects, and make designs that can be sent to our in-house 3-D printers and laser cutters. Helpful docents will be on hand to introduce you to our easy-to-use technology! All of this is included with the price of museum admission.

Additionally, we welcome you to the world of animation! It’s a world that’s larger-than-life, where a picture has the power to convey a thousand words, ignite an infinite realm of imagination, and create a limitless source of smiles.

On loan from the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, this captivating exhibit is a whimsical gallery of madcap characters from six of the world’s leading animation artists.

The exhibit showcases the art of six very popular animation artists, including Carter Goodrich, character designer for Despicable Me, Ratatouille, Finding Nemo, Shrek, Hotel Transylvania, Brave, Open Season, Coco, as well as 17 New Yorker magazine covers (and counting).

We will introduce you to more of the participating artists over the weeks to come.

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Riverside Theatre Pushes Back Season

Riverside Theatre has pushed back the 2020-2021 Season to 2021-2022: Almost Heaven, Billy Elliot, Comedy of Tenors, Carousel, and On Your Feet on the Stark Stage and I Love You…, and A Doll’s House, Part 2 on the Waxlax Stage.
“It is our continued hope that some type of alternate programming will be produced in the spring of 2021, however that determination will be made in January based on virus conditions,” says Mr. Cornell.

Riverside Theatre will continue its weekly Comedy Zone and Live in the Loop presentations following CDC guidelines regarding capacity and social distancing. Intensive cleaning procedures and mask requirements will still be maintained.

Treasure Coast Youth Symphony

20 Sept TCYS

While auditions and orchestra performances may be out right now, the TCYS orchestra is not. We have developed a brand new Virtual Workshop Series for fall 2020 to supplement the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony experience. The eight weekly sessions are designed to increase individual musicianship and fluency in interpretation of music for ensemble performances.

Better Than Ever!
Participants will learn to listen more critically in ensemble rehearsals; to read and study scores to better understand how their part fits in with the whole; and to explore techniques for making individual practice more effective, efficient, and engaging.

Who Can Participate?
All TCYS musicians and those who plan to audition in the future are stronglyencouraged to participate in this opportunity.
This program is also open to high school and advanced middle school musicians, as well as amateur musicians who look forward to playing in large and small ensembles.

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One day at a time is the key to building momentum.

We are so delighted to report that the reopening of the Historical Society's museums has unfolded smoothly. A great deal of care was taken to create protocols and make adaptations to provide a comprehensive level of safety to our staff, volunteers, and guests. Based upon the steady flow of returning guests, our efforts have not been in vain.

Our efforts to bring about a safe and effective reopening have been aided by a couple of historical precedents, and though we can't take credit for them, we are happy to share them.

The world's oldest museum was built by a Babylonian princess 2,500 years ago. Early museums began as private collections owned by wealthy individuals, families, or institutions of art and rare or curious natural objects and artifacts. These were often displayed in so-called wonder rooms or cabinets of curiosities.

The earliest of museums kept their artifacts undercover, under guard, and oftentimes under the radar. They were not public treasures. The DO NOT TOUCH protocol was introduced in 530 BC by Princess Ennigaldi-Nanna to safeguard her collection of Mesopotamian antiquities. This courtesy has weathered the challenge of time and is, in fact, quite useful as we pass through a chapter in our history where it is considered best to “look but don't touch.”

Despite the machinations of world governments and the constant presence of some modicum of human avarice and greed, the world keeps turning and life goes on. Life goes on because most people want to do the right thing. This pervasive human trait is readily apparent to me as I watch happy people enjoy a day at one of our museums. They are so glad to be out in the world. They are pleased to see that we have devised ways to make them feel very comfortable and safe, and still enjoy a full museum experience.

Our wonderful guests are clearly respecting, honoring, and extending every courtesy to their fellow guests as they take in the exhibits. It is a thing of beauty to observe, and it gives you hope for a happy ending to the unexpected challenge of the pandemic.

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Consistency is the key to achieving and sustaining momentum. – Darren Hardy

As we take small steps forward, we will be mindful of doing so cautiously. We will do this with an unrelenting spirit to keep the snowball rolling to establish the momentum, while keeping our storied institution vital. We will continue to painstakingly clean and sanitize and smile through our masks.

We hope you can find it in your heart to venture out to Hutchinson Island and visit our museums soon. We promise a healthy and happy escape from the rigors of a world gone somewhat mad. We promise you will be intrigued by all the new exhibits, and your mental health will be significantly improved!

Be brave and thoughtful,
Rob Steele
HSMC President & CEO

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