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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 219

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Thursday, December 4, 1997
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I M sl THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1997 3E... TODAY B In and outs of purchasing a home, free workshop, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., St Lucie County Administration Third Floor Annex Room C, 2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce. Sponsored by Consumer Credit Counseling Service Housing Department. Topics include: shopping for a home; how to receive down payment assistance; budgeting for home ownership; understanding credit; what is a mortgage; and understanding the mortgage closing. For reservations call 1-800-330-2227 ext. 128. D White Doves Christ Gala helps environmental center - TJtf mas Project: Today is the grand opening of the White Doves Warehouse at the Martin County Fair Grounds. The warehouse will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to wi ; set Nsr i u k nnn ilJU 3 p.m. accepting donations of non-perishable food, new toys and Money. The project serves families in Martin County by supplying food and toys at Christmas through the warehouse and the White Doves adoption program. To help, call 223-0095. B Candlelight Service in Memory of "Our Children," 7 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 5200 Oleander Ave., White City. The non-denominational holiday service is meant to address the special emotional needs of parents of a child (or children) who have died. The holiday season, for many, is exceptionally difficult to face alone. The Hospice Chaplain Steve March will be the guest speaker. Hosted by the Treasure Coast Chapter of Compassionate Friends. Call 871-7044. B Indialucie Chapter D.A.R. meeting 10:30 a.m., home of the Regent. The group welcomes new members and can provide assistance in genealogical $COUT CORNER 1 ' 1 - I Scouting volunteers-honored for service, By Angel Bedinghaus Zent " " Palm Beach Post Staff Writer - The highest 'adult award in Girl Scouting was, awarded to two West Palm Beach residents at the annual Palm. Glades Girl Scout Council's volunteer recognition and council meeting. ; , ! Pat Lee and Diana Sumner received the Thanks Badge II Oct. 18 for their service to scouting. Both women, who have been involved in scouting for 35 ; and 25 years respectively, had previously received j the Thanks Badge I. The highest level badge ii awarded when someone's service goes significantly I above and beyond the call of duty that it warrants recognition again. , ' - ' Lee has served as a Girl Scout Leader,-js consultant and organizer for the Leo Service Unit," has worked as a council trainer for 13 years, served on the Board of Directors and as vice president foin two years. ' Sumner, the Leo Service Unit Manager, has been L a trainer for 10 years, is adult weekend director andt; co-directed the 1997 Wider Opportunity. Others honored at the meeting were: Lisa Turdo of Lake Worth who received a Thanks Badge I for her. 30 years of service including positions as board . member and council treasurer. - Sharon Kohn and Barbara Turner of Boca Raton; , Mary Ann Paris of Boynton Beach; and Allan Stoll-; berg and Martha Stollberg of West Palm Beach received the Council Award for their significant service to scouting. ' Cathy Machado of Jupiter received the Field, Award and Rose Robinson of Boca Raton was awardT; ed the Honor Pin. ' Dottie and Lee, Martin, with daughter Lisa of; West Palm "Beach received the Family Award. They are long-time Girl Scouting members who helped; organize the 1997 Wider Opportunity, and are in; volved in training and many other scouting events.,;, Also at the meeting, new members-at-large were elected to the board. They are: Dr. Rita Aidoo,, Gabriella Maria George, Leslie Wulfson Loftus and Renelda E. Mack of West Palm Beach; and Patricia S." Borsch of Jupiter. Senior Girl Scouts Patti Davis and. Kate Richey, both juniors at Suncoast Community High School, will be the non-voting girl members. ,:, Elected members will serve through June 1999..; 247,000 pounds of food collected j Scouting for Food brought in 247,000 pounds of! food for the annual Food for Families drive. . ! Scouts from Tigers and up distributed bags! sponsored by Florida Power & Light to homes! throughout the Gulf Stream Council Nov. 8 and then; picked up filled bags Nov 15. ; ; ; Last year the scouts collected 184,000 pounds. ' Scout Corner appears every other week in the Living section of The Palm Beach Post. For information,', contact The Living Department, The Palm Beach Post,! P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. research. Call 287-3759. COMING FRIDAY By Sharon Wemlund Palm Beach Post Staff Writer More than 200 art lovers sipped champagne and nibbled hors d'oeuvres at the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce's Fourth Art Auction Gala. Held at Ballantrae Golf & Yacht Club in Port St. Lucie, the black-tie affair in conjunction with Heisman Fine Arts Gallery auctioned off original oils, water-colors, etchings and lithographs. A portion of the fund-raiser will benefit the Environmental Studies Center. A special thanks goes to volunteers and businesses: Diane Anthony, Diane Ballard, Barbara Bickel, Karen Bradley, Missy Campbell, Lisa Doyle, Jeanne Evans, Juliette For-tunato, Suzie Fortunato, Rosalind Hall, Terry Henderson, Cyndi Krisko, Debi Kuiper, Cindy Lawrance, Lisa Meier, Dottie Moore, Michelle Narson, Moira Poe, Jenny Reynolds, Christie Smith and Andrea Wood. John Maiucci, Penny Brookens, Ron Haven, James Ostrand, Don Macintosh, Jennifer Coon, Diane Garrido, Karen Bellner, Patty McAuley, Grace Monforte, Ryan Curran, Tara Tedesco, Erma St. Louis, Gertrude Broadmeadow, June Behrens. Margaret Pa-gel, Gay Asbury, Dawn Fogarty, Angie La-viano, Chris Meier, Paul Mitchell, Vito De-Palmo, Jerry Paris and Grace Haven. Benihana, Chuck Muer's Key West, Fairways, Indian River Plantation and Scoozie's restaurants, First National Bank & Trust Co. of the Treasure Coast, Midway Airlines, Aycock Funeral Homes, and Brandy's Flowers & Candies. 1 Take chance on a dream home The 1998 YMCA Easter House is coming to Palm City. Construction of the $260,000 dream home has begun in Orchid Bay off S.W. Mapp Road. Tickets for a chance to win it are $10. The drawing will be held April 9. This marks the 12th year of this major fund-raising campaign for the YMCA of Martin County Foundation. Proceeds are used for the continued expansion of the YMCA of Martin County facility. Its latest project is the new child care center that will serve 135 children from infants through age 5. The first 5,000 persons who buy six Easter House tickets will be eligible to win a 1998 Nissan Sentra. $20,000 donated to Jack Island Riverside National Bank has donated $20,000 for the removal of more than 18,000 linear feet of exotic Brazilian Pepper trees B "How Christmas Came To America," 11 a.m. Friday at the Yacht and Country Club, A1A, Stuart. The program, which has an historical theme, takes place at the luncheon and meeting of the Halpatiokee Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. For reservations call 288-4306. LOOKING AHEAD Missy Campbell displays art at the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce's Fourth Art Auction Gala. from Jack Island State Preserve, north of the Fort Pierce Inlet. This effort seeks to restore the functionality of this habitat that lies within the Indian River Lagoon. Jupiter tots treated to carnival The pre-kindergartners at Jupiter Elementary School had something extra special to be thankful for during last week's holiday. The MOM's Club (Mothers Offering Mothers Support) of Jupiter-North gave the 90 3- and 4-year-olds a Thanksgiving Carnival. The kids played games with a large parachute, fished in a pond, got faces painted and tattoos, made a craft, listened to a story of Arthur's Thanksgiving. Approximately 30 of the 80 members of the Jupiter-North chapter helped with the event. Have some good news to tell about people in Martin and St. Lucie counties? Want to nominate someone for student or teacher of the week? Write to Sharon Wernlund, The Palm Beach Post, 2101 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart Fla. 34994. Please include any photos. Or fax your information to 287-0241. B Plant Martin BeautifulLandscape Fair and Plant Sale, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Park, East Ocean Boulevard, Stuart. Features one-stop shopping for landscaping needs. Free educational classes will be taught by local experts and vendors will be selling everything from aquatic plants and topiaries. For information call 781-1222. B Annual Cookie and Craft Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Community United Methodist Church, 3114 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce. Cookies, hot dogs, chili, coffee, tea and home-made holiday items. For more information call 461-2499. B Holiday FestivitiesT-Shirt Painting, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Stuart Recreation Center, Flagler Avenue, Stuart. For children 5 to 12, children under 5 must be supervised. Cost $5 per child. Participants must bring T-shirts. Registration is necessary before Sunday. Call 288-5335. Primate colors: Apes have aptitude for art kind. "Darwin was right and Des cartes was wrong, he declares if 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 pub lished two years ago to mock the monkeys, gleefully discusses the putative symbolism of clawed APE ART From IE out to Morris when he wanted to . move on to another sheet," writes Mhierry Lenain, a lecturer on es-Ihetics and the philosophy of art at the Free University of Brussels, in Belgium, whose scholarly book I Monkey Painting was translated lnto English this year. t'Z "To remove the page before JUie end, or to insist that he continue with a painting judged by him to i;be complete, would cause considerable annoyance." Although I -"Morris decided Congo was "not a Tgreat artist," the Institute of Contemporary Art in London exhibit- ed his works in 1957, and his paintings fetched prices close to I $iose of nonape artists. One work twas purchased secretly for the 1 collection of the British royal fam- ily. Picasso ended up with another .and Joan Miro bought one in exchange for two of his sketches, Lenain wrote. rk' The interest in and market for ape paintings died down in the 2960's along with Abstract Expressionism. But that did not ' mean the apes stopped painting. 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 chairs and the esthetics of feline installation art, i.e., dead mice dumped artfully on the floor. Not to worry, say the champi ons of pnmate 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. , Jhey continued to work, and some 3 Holiday TV Season To Share DONATION FORM Donor's name (please print) . .City. Address . State . Phone ( ) . . Zip Code . For peace on Earth and goodwill towards friends. Nothing gives comfort and joy like a holiday gift from Bamie's Coffee & Tea Company? Please give my donation to,,, Amount Today's holiday television shows: 5:30 a.m. NIK Nick News: Realistic toy guns; Christmas-tree harvest; model-railroader NeH Young (:30) 984487 7 a.m. (551 03 Good Morning America: Email Lagasse prepares desserts; women's hearth; 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. (Part 2 Of 2) (:30) 852655 11 a.m. UF Our Home: Laurence Zarien and Deborah Duncan play fashion police on the streets of New York; tips for buying a Christmas tree. (1:00) 555384 5 p.m. FAM Night the Animal Talked: Animals speak on the first Christmas. Music by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn. Animated. (:30) 493810 5:30 p.m. FAM Forgotten Toy: Last year's Chnstmas toys. (:30) 128094 6 p.m. FAM Ye, Virginia, There It a Santa Claus: In 1897 an editor responds to a girl's letter about Santa. Animated. (:30) 125907 6:30 p.m. FAM First Christmas: Angela Lans-bury narrates the "animagic" tale of the first Chnstmas snow. (:30) 212487 7p.rn.DIS Spot's Magical Christmas: A puppy helps two reindeer find their missing sleigh. Q (:30) 151758 7:30 p.m. DIS Movie: Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) Jim Vamey. Nitwit Ernest bails out Santa Claus in Florida. Comedy PG ((1:35) Q 2433029 8 p.m. FAM Movie: The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue (1996) Diana Scarwid. Kids ask president to free jailed dad for Chnstmas. Drama ((2:00) CJ 644617 TNN Opry Christmas Past Performances at the Grand Ole Opry's 1955 Chnstmas show include Eddy Arnold, Marty Robbins, Cart Smith and the Jordanaires. (1:00) 518549 (11:10) DIS Movie: The Christmas Star (1986) Edward Asner. Con man in Santa Claus suit escapes from prison. Drama ((1:40) E) 51017636 (12:50) DIS Movie: Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) Jim Vamey. Nitwit Ernest bails out Santa Claus if Flonda. Comedy PG ((1:40) Cf 6800038 $5 Off Any $25 Purchase. Make checks payable to: Season to Share Fund Mail to: Season to Share The Palm Beach Post P.O. Box 24696 West Palm Beach, FL 33416 Total amount $ Partial contributions of any amount are welcome. I $coo $CQ0 JOFF Coupon expires December IZ W7 Coupon expires December 1?, 1997 Barnie's. The Coffee Perfectionists. I Valid at any participating Bamie's location. Coupon cannot be used with any other sale, discount or special offer. 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