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Thursday, December 4, 1997
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C NC THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1997 36; TODAY STUDENT OF THE WEEK - 41 I Nicholas May B Dominick Dunne book signing, 6-8 p.m., Classical Music and Book Store, 214 Poinciana Way, Palm Beach. Dunne will sign his book Another City, Not My Own. Call 659-6700. COMING FRIDAY P Gold Coast Community School , , ... Zm Nicholas May doesn't have to be asked twice what he likes about Gold Coast Community School in West Palm Beach. ' "Nice teachers and smaller classes," he says:;-; Hospice holds 'rose' weekend 1PIIP B Fifth Annual Cowboy Ball, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Old School Square in Delray Beach. Tickets: $50 advance; $60 at the door. Features live music, barbecue dinner and auctions. Benefits the George p . - May, a senior at ooia oasir appreciates the attention since he was home-schooled by his : mother prior to coming to Gold. ;. Coast, an alternative school spe- i cializing in educating students'; J who had problems elsewhere. ; "At other schools, you don't get special attention. At this Vj school, if you have a question, they have time to answer it," r. I V 1 1 I :J 1 1 .i.i F-1 -7 May said. "I really like participating in the school events. 11 was in the leadership class for a year and half 2; (student council.) And I really liked that." The 18-year-old doesn't have much idea now of -what his future career plans will be, but he wants to attend Palm Beach Community College in the fall. ; "Hopefully when I'm there, I can determine ;)K what I'd like to do," he said. His favorite class is English, since he enjoys 6-"reading and stuff like that." .L, May also works part-time at Blockbuster Video in Royal Palm Beach. "?n Snow Scholarship Fund. Call -994-1021. " B 11th annual All That Glitters gala auction v and dinner, 6:30 p.m., Palm Beach Gardens Marriott. 7 Call 686-8081, Ext. 16. . b Old-time street celebration, 7-10 p.m. on r East Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton. Music, i- horse and buggy rides, vintage cars and more. Free. Call 393-7806. -. B Bonfire on the Beach, 7-9 p.m., Lake Worth ' Municipal Beach, off Lake Avenue. Food available. Call 533-7362 Ext. 103. j.' B Fourth Annual Fashion Show, 6 p.m. at v Omni Middle School, 5775 Jog Road, Boca Raton. Staff and students will model the latest fashions from ' . area stores. Also magic show. Tickets $10 adults, $5 a-, children. Call Laura Hewitt (561) 883-0068. a Bob Roberts' Society Orchestra, 1:30-3:30 v'.p.m. at the Boynton Beach Civic Center, 128 E. V Ocean Ave. Features Big Band sound of the '20s to . '40s. Call (561) 375-6240. ; , fl Christmas In the Village, 5-10 p.m. Friday- Sunday, Yesteryear Village in South Florida Fair-v grounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Lights, decorated homes, strolling minstrels and .,- miniature train. Tickets $2 adults, children under 6 '", free. Call 793-0333. EACHER " By Carolyn Susman Palm Beach Post Staff Writer In this season of Thanksgiving and reflection, Hospice of Palm Beach County recently conducted its nondenominational "Rose of Remembrance" weekend. Religious congregations throughout the county observed the weekend to honor the memories of loved ones and the partnership between Hospice, a place devoted to caring for the dying, and the religious community. Participants used a single, white rose as a symbol of remembrance. "The rose signifies the love and support provided by family, friends, and the congregation, and the physical, emotional and spiritual support provided by Hospice so that patients and their families can make every day count," said Sue Deakin, director of communications for Hospice of Palm Beach County. Hospice is a nonprofit agency that has served the community since 1978. More than 2,000 people cared for by Hospice during the past year were honored during the ceremonies. For more information on Hospice, call 845-5159. Big Brothers honors volunteers Big BrothersBig Sisters of Palm Beach County Inc. recently celebrated Volunteer Appreciation Day in honor of the people who make the organization work so well. Nancy M. Graham, mayor of West Palm Beach, declared a day in honor of the group's volunteers, and a celebration was held in downtown West Palm Beach, with donations from Rockwell ECD, TransAmerica Printing, and Godiva Chocolatier at Town Center mall in Boca Raton. "Big BrothersBig Sisters is a nonprofit social service agency that is dedicated to helping at-risk children who, for a variety of reasons, can no longer look to both parents for the guidance and support they need," explained Leah Miles, fund development coordinator. Adult volunteers serve as a special friend and mentor to the child. To serve as a volunteer, or help with office or fund-raising needs, call Miles at: 966-4120. Girls learn broadcasting skills The Children's Home Society, in coopera- OF THE WEEK Melanie Harris The Progressive School Melanie Harris has been teaching at The Pro-gressive School for 12 years, and her specialty is working with children who have mild learning dis- abilities or Attention Deficit Disorder. Bishop W.O. Granger (left), of Calvary Baptist Church and Carol Gons .ad participate in Hospice's Rose of Remembrance ceremony. tion with the OmniAmerica Group and the Department of Juvenile Justice, has opened the Communications Learning Center of the Palm Beaches to help girls 13-16 learn the skills to go into broadcasting careers. The center is an after-school program geared toward at-risk girls, and is voluntary. Young women are introduced to careers as disc jockeys, as well as learning other facets of radio broadcasting. The school is housed in the former studio of WOLL, 94.3 FM in Riviera Beach, which was donated for this purpose by WOLL owners, OmniAmerica. Girls who participate in the program are picked up at their schools, taken for training, and then driven home by Children's Home Society staff members. The program is operated through a grant from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Female Initiative Program, supervised by Carol Scott, program coordinator for the Children's Home Society. Broadcast journalism is taught by Bill Adams. The 12-week class includes courses on women's history, women's physical and mental health issues, and an introduction to women broadcasting and communication LOOKING AHEAD "I have always had a strong desire to help students who ,,' needed that little extra help to succeed," she says. "I started working with chil dren in my high school years, in ; a kindergarten, and from there1 " I've been going to college and. ; j moving my way up, teaching el- mentary and eventually middle 3 school. I'm very comfortable J B Kaleidoscope '97, a celebration of many cultures, features International Tree Lighting, 9 ',. p.m. Saturday, Centennial Square, Clematis and "Narcissus streets in downtown West Palm Beach. Also, International Concert, 4-6 p.m. Sunday at .' Meyer Amphitheater, Flagler Drive and Datura ' Street. Both events feature multicultural entertain-'; ment. Free. Call 659-8007. B Holiday Boat Parade of the Palm Beaches, 6:30 p.m. Saturday from Peanut Island to 'Jonathan's Landing along the Intracoastal. Spon-sored by the Marine Industries Association of Palm ' Beach County. Call 624-9092. B Celebrating Black Doll Art, a collectible ' show and sale, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Omni Hotel, '' 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. Features "dolls made from cloth, porcelain, wood, paper and more. Includes doll-making classes and a vintage - black doll exhibit. Admission: $2 adults; free for children. Call 863-1252. B Bus tour of Everglades, all day Saturday, sponsored by Friends of the Mounts Botanical Gar- den, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Call 233-1749 for reservations and ticket information. with middle school." . She designed an individualized program in which, the students get to feel academically successful.;",: "They're all at their own grade level and I work with them on an individual basis to try to meet theirj needs. :' v ' , ', I "I really like to see the smile on a child s face j when you know they've learned something, espe- j cially when you know it's been a struggle for them , to accomplish this skill. It's very rewarding." A resident of Lake Worth, Harris' hobbies are bowling, camping, and "grading papers." J Have some good news to tell about people in central Palm Beach County? Want to nominate a student or teacher of the week? Send your information to Carolyn Susman at The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. Phone 820-4433. Please include any photos. Primate colors: Apes have aptitude for art I- ? .... KfAl mjm: mwi: t".'r,r kind. "Darwin was right and Descartes was wrong," he declares. Like humans, chimp artists have personal styles and, like human beings, some chimps like to paint while others don't. (According to Fouts, females like painting more than males.) Now the real ape artists are being mocked by less competent animals. Zoo elephants with paintbrushes stuck in their trunks are supposedly painting like chimps. And Why Cats Paint, a book published two years ago to mock the monkeys, gleefully discusses the putative symbolism of clawed chairs and the esthetics of feline installation art, i.e., dead mice dumped artfully on the floor. Not to worry, say the champions of primate painters. Apes are fundamentally different from cats and elephants. "It is part of ape nature to paint," Fouts says. Apes like to use crayons, pencils and finger paints, he says. : Of course, he adds, "They also like to eat them." For more information or to make a contribution, call the Gorilla Foundation at (800) 634-6273, or write to P.O. Box 620530, Wood-side, CA 94062. mastered a version of American Sign Language and so were finally able to "talk" about what they had been painting. For example, when Patterson asked Koko what her red, yellow and blue painting was, she answered "bird. Roger Fouts, the author of Next of Kin: What Chimpanzees Have Taught Me About Who We Are and professor of psychology at Central Washington University, agrees that apes are doing representational art. For him, one clue is consistency. When Washoe is asked to draw a dog, she always ends up with a circular radial pattern in the upper left corner that comes down diagonally to the center, ending in a long loop at the end. If asked, "What is this?" she will give the sign for "dog." When she draws a basketball, it is always just a scribble across the page. Apparently, Fouts says, she depicts not the shape of the ball but its motion. Of course, he adds, "it requires some human interpretation." But what art doesn't these days? The bottom line, Fouts insists, is that a chimpanzee is different from humans in degree but not in APE ART Ffom IE out to Morris when he, wanted to juove on to another sheet," writes Hjiierry Lenain, a lecturer on esthetics and the philosophy of art at 3pie, Free University of Brussels, in JTelgium, whose scholarly book monkey Painting was translated iHd English this year. J 5;"To remove the page before ijBe end, or to insist that he contin-ifcwith a painting judged by him to complete, would cause considerable annoyance." Although lorris decided Congo was "not a eat artist," the Institute of Con-nporary Art in London, exhibit-;Jj-"his works in 1957, and his "Jjjjifitings fetched prices close to "Jhigse of nonape artists. One work S$K purchased secretly for the -collection of the British royal family. Picasso ended up with another 2nd-Joan Miro bought one in ex-"tlange for two of his sketches, 3ir(ain wrote. ijvThe interest in and market for 5pg-paintings died down in the "3860's along with Abstract Ex-'jle$sionism. But that did not ;!ea-n the apes stopped painting. 3Hiey continued to work, and some .ocoa ,V nCi Season To Share DONATION FORM Donor's name (please print) . .City. ddress v$ate Phone I Zip Code . For peace on Earth and gooclwill towards friends. 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