The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 4, 1997 · Page 194
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, December 4, 1997
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S THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1997 3E- TODAY OF THE WEEK Nicholas May Gold Coast Community School 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 a -Jt Nicholas May doesn't have to be asked twice what he likes about Gold Coast Community SchooTift in West Palm Beach. J "Nice teachers and smaller classes," he says. Migrant kids get backpacks May, a senior at Gold Coasts appreciates the attention since he was home-schooled by his ; 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 C) 1 mother prior to coming to Gold Coast, an alternative school spe cializing in educating students " who had problems elsewhere. t "At other schools, you don t JJ get special attention. At this ; J school, if you have a question, -they have time to answer it," May said. The 18-year-old doesn't have much idea now ot- what his future career plans will be, but he wants tcC attend Palm Beach Community College in the fall. ot eacher of the week bnow scholarship fund. Call 994-1021. 0 1 1th annual All That Glitters gala auction and dinner, 6:30 p.m., Palm Beach Gardens Marriott. Call 686-8081, Ext 16. B Old-time street celebration, 7-10 p.m. on . East Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton. Music, horse and buggy rides, vintage cars and more. Free. Call 393-7806. P Bonfire on the Beach, 7-9 p.m., Lake Worth Municipal Beach, off Lake Avenue. Food available. Call 533-7362 Ext. 103. B Fourth Annual Fashion Show, 6 p.m. at 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 children. Call Laura Hewitt (561) 883-0068. B Bob Roberts' Society Orchestra, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Boynton Beach Civic Center, 128 E. Ocean Ave. Features Big Band sound of the '20s to '40s. Call (561) 375-6240. B Christmas In the Village, 5-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Yesteryear Village in South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Lights, decorated homes, strolling minstrels and miniature train. Tickets $2 adults, children under 6 free. Call 793-0333. Kay Forbes u Del Prado Elementary School Del Prado Elementary School teacher Kay Forbes had her work cut out for her this fall when, - ; she was confronted with 29 second-graders with r. j w varying abilities. One 8-year-old boy seemed partial- By Jenny Vogt Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Eighty-two migrant farmworker children who live In the Pines in Delray Beach have received back-to-school backpacks thanks to the Junior League of Boca Raton. "The back-to-school supplies make such a difference for the kids," said Kay Larche, the retired outreach coordinator for In the Pines. "It gives them a sense of pride starting on the first day of school. They feel proud and full of confidence with whatever their new situation might be." It is the second year the local Junior League provided backpacks and school supplies for children who live In the Pines, a ' suburban Delray Beach low-cost housing community for families of farmworkers. In the Pines also provides educational, recreational and community services to its residents. The Junior League of Boca Raton works year-round to provide help to the children and families of migrant farmworkers. The In the Pines Committee works toward several projects based upon the migrants' greatest needs. "We are happy to be able to help them at this time when they need it the most," said Karen Bandy, chairwoman of the In The Pines Committee. The most recent event for In the Pines was a Day to Play Sports on National Make A Difference Day. The fall festival included games and activities for the families. For information about helping with these efforts, call In the Pines at 495-0089. Delray resident in pageant Delray Beach resident Mary Riley placed in the top 12 of the recent Miss Hawaiian Tropic United States Pageant in Hawaii. The 15th Annual Miss Hawaiian Tropic United States Finals were filmed for a television special on the pageant that will be televised in the spring. Hosts for the special were Saved By the Bell actor Mario Lopez and Baywatch actress Traci Bingham. Chairmen named for fund-raiser The Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service has announced its chairmen for the Sixth Annual Friends of the Family fund-raiser March 19 at B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton. 1 Charlotte and Richard Okonow and Jill and Cliff Viner will chair the event titled "Getting to Know Us." Benefactors Roxane LOOKING AHEAD larly unmotivated ana couia not . read. After a chance meeting .'rir;i with the boy's mother, at which,.,!' Forbes and the mother spoke at,;', length, the boy has made a turn-,, around. ; "He saw that his mother and;:.: I were really concerned about how well he would do in school,! and he's now trying and really 4 succeeding," said Forbes, who ; L Junior League of Boca Raton donated 82 backpacks to children who live In the Pines in Delray Beach. Those de'vering packs include Allyn Barghini (lef , Cindy Dunay, Karen Bandy and Peggy Ruzika. Frechie Phillips and Larry Phillips will be the honorees. Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service is a nonprofit agency that helps individuals and families with counseling, education and financial assistance. It is an agency and beneficiary of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. Caldwell expands performances The Caldwell Theatre Company in Boca Raton has announced program titles for its 1997-98 Performing Arts Series. "Caldwell's 1997-98 Performing Arts Series enters its third year with a great lineup featuring music, comedy, drama and some terrific tour-de-force acting," said Kenneth Kay, the company's outreach program director. "The best news for this year's Performing Arts Series is that we have expanded the program so that each performance will now be presented four times." The series begins Jan. 12 and 19 with Composing a Heart by Bess G. de Farber and Craig D. Ames. The improvisational comedy troupe ComedySportz follows Feb. 2 and 9. The third Performing Arts presentation is The Polio Boxer March 16 and 23. The final entry in the series is Vincent April 27 and May 4. The play is written by Leonard Nimoy of Startrek fame. Have some good news to tell about people in south Palm Beach County? Want to nominate a someone for student or teacher of the week? Send your information to Jenny Vogt at The Palm Beach Post, 900 Linton Blvd. Delray Beach, Fla., 33444. Phone 820-4494. Email: Please include any photos. 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 entertainment. 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. Sponsored 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, Saturday, sponsored by Friends of the Mounts, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Call 233-1749. has taught at the Boca Raton school for six years. "He's passing spelling tests, he's passing math." Such are the biggest rewards of Forbes' 17-year i teaching career. Born in Detroit, she came to Miami as a child and graduated from Florida State Universi-J ty. She began her teaching career in Miami, but took time off to raise her two daughters, now grown. j Throughout her career, Forbes has sought to ', provide students a learning environment they can ;i feel confident and comfortable in. u -2 "I want to be able to challenge them so they can discover how to learn on their own because I guess .'J that's the bottom line," she said. -fw Besides teaching her class, Forbes is chairperson for her grade level and the School Advisory Council Jo As one of her school's site-based trainers she ' !; instructs teachers at her school how to develop their ; own assessment tools. -j "To see a child's face the first time they under-stand something. That's a thrill to me. To be able to-'jj feel I made a difference." . Primate colors: Apes have aptitude for art 0 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 From IE put to Morris when he wanted to move on to another sheet," writes Thierry Lenain, a lecturer on esthetics and the philosophy of art at Jhe Free University of Brussels, in Belgium, whose scholarly book' fyonkey Painting was translated into English this year. t "To remove the page before tfie end, or to insist that he contin-iil with a painting judged by him to bfc complete, would cause considerable annoyance." Although Morris decided Congo was "not a great artist," the Institute of Contemporary Art in London exhibited his works in 1957, and his pointings fetched prices close to rjiose of nonape artists. One work ws purchased secretly for the collection of the British royal fam-Dj. Picasso ended up with another 5d Joan Miro bought one in exchange for two of his sketches, Lenain wrote. The interest in and market for aW paintings died down in the l560's along with Abstract1 Ex-gfcssionism. But that did not mfcan the apes stopped painting. Tjiey continued to work, and some It i i fl :f i I 1 ( L . .ts 1 it - I I 1 i t ' - s C'' "' 1 ' I'l ' t r- z ; Season To Share DONATION FORM Exterior's name (please print) . . City . JWdress . Phone ( ) . . Zip Code . JgtaMt For peace on Earth and goodwill towards friends. Nothing gives comfort and joy like a holiday gift from Barnie's Coffee & Tea Company? . i 1 ' Please give my donation o. Amount J' l J ' i J 1 J' - , ' 1 T Holiday TV Today's holiday television shows: 5:30 .m. NIK Nick Newt Realistic toy guns; Christmas-tree harvest; model-railroader Neil Young. (:30) 984487 7 a.m. (fflffl Good Morning America: EmerU Lagasse prepares desserts; women's health; Christmas ornaments; guilty pleasures (Part 4 of 5). Q (2:00) 30655 93365 10 a.m. TIC Pappyland: "A Pappyland Christmas" Everyone awaits Santa at Christmas. 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