The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 4, 1997 · Page 241
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 241

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, December 4, 1997
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N THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1997 3E . . TODAY (STUDENT OF THE WEEK Nicholas May Gold Coast Community School 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 Nicholas Mav 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. .; W A. " IJ " Jupiter tots treated to carnival PiPt B Fifth Annual Cowboy Ball, 7:30 p.ra.-midnight, Old School Square in Delray Beach. Tickets: $50 advance; $60 at the door. Features live music, barbecue dinner and auctions. Benefits the George ' V.3 .M ' 1 May, a senior ai uoiu oasi, ; appreciates the attention since " he was home-schooled by his :"v' mother prior to coming to Gold ' Coast, an alternative school spe "; cializing in educating students : who had problems elsewhere. V "At other schools, you don't v get special attention. At this school, if you have a question, " they have time to answer it," ; J . i MOM's Club member Patricia Beer helps Jupiter Elementary student Destiny Piccolo at the carnival. Snow scholarship fund. Call 994-1021. B 11th 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. B 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. May said. ; "I really like participating in the school events. I was in the leadership class for a year and half 4 (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, .v "Hopefully when I'm there, I can determine what I'd like to do," he said. His favorite class is English, since he enjoys Vy. "reading and stuff like that." '." May also works part-time at Blockbuster Video .IV in Royal Palm Beach. uUU EACHER S OF THE WEEK ? Melanie Harris " I i I , By Angel Bedinghaus Zent Palm Beach Post Staff Writer 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 loved it," said teacher Janet Leavy. "They learned how to cooperate. It was motivational. They got to practice fine motor skills and have fun." Leavy said both sessions of Rosemarie November, Harriet Lurie, Rosemary Armstrong and Joy Bullard special needs pre-kindergarten classes were able to participate. The MOM's Club members came in the morning and stayed through the afternoon session. 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, and played a turkey bean bag toss. "I think they liked the parachute outside the most," said Leavy. Julie Wilkinson, MOM's spokesperson, said thanks to a $500 donation from Marquette Medical Systems, each child received his own copy of Arthur. The club also raised donations to treat the morning kids to a snack of milk and cookies and the afternoon group to a catered lunch. Wilkinson said the MOM's Club sponsored the carnival for their yearly service project. She said they do a different one each year. Approximately 30 of the 80 members of the Jupiter-North chapter helped with the event. The chapter is one of 11 locally and 400 nationally. Hospice holds rose remembrance 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 Progressive School LOOKING AHEAD 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. .; B Kaleidoscope '97, a celebration of many " cultures, features International Tree Lighting, 9 "I have always had a strong ;- -desire to help students who V needed that little extra help to X;: succeed," she says. ; 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. Spon- I started working with in my high school years, in a kindergarten, and from there ( ; I've been going to college and , movine mv way up. teaching eleV,- Student Michael Trimble shows his goodie bag to Jupiter Elementary teacher Janet Leavy. "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. Have some good news to tell about people or events in north Palm Beach County? Want to nominate someone for student or teacher of the week? Write or call The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. Phone 820-4494. Please include any photos. mentary and eventually middle '"V ' sored by the Marine Industries Association of Palm school. Ira very comfortable I I I with middle school." She Hesitmed an individualized Drocram in which- thp ctnHpnts apt tn fppl academically successful. . t i "They're all at their own grade level and I work: with them on an individual basis to try to meei uieir; 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. 1 f 4 ( i i needs. "I really like to see the smile on a child's face when you know they've learned something, especially 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." Primate colors: Apes have aptitude for art 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 out to Morris when he wanted to move on to another sheet," writes Thierry Lenain, a lecturer on esthetics and the philosophy of art at Ihe Free University of Brussels, in Belgium, whose scholarly book Monkey Painting was translated Sato English this year. l "To remove the page before R e end, or to insist that he contin-y!q with a painting judged by him to be complete, would cause considerable annoyance." Although Morris decided Congo was "not a great artist," the Institute of Contemporary Art in London exhibit-id his works in 1957, and his paintings fetched prices close to 2hbse of nonape artists. One work 3s purchased secretly for the collection of the British royal family. Picasso ended up with another jand Joan Miro bought one in ex-i&ange for two of his sketches, jptnain wrote. The interest in and market for Spe paintings died down in the 5960's along with Abstract Ex-jpiiessionism. But that did not ifiean the apes stopped painting, -f&ey continued to work, and some Holiday TV Season To Share DONATION FORM rOonor's name (please print) . Eddress . City . Phone i Estate .Zip Code. For peace on Earth and goodwill towards friends. Nothing gives comfort and joy like a holiday gift from Barnie's Coffee & Tea Company Please give my donation to... Amount mmm mmm mm mmm Make checks payable to: Season to Share Fund ' "Mail to: Season to Share $5 Off Any $25 Purchase. Today's holiday television shows: 5:30 a.m. NIK Nick New: Realistic toy guns; Christmas-tree harvest; model-railroader Neil Young. (:30) 984487 7 a.m. ffi'S) Good Morning America: Emeril Lagasse prepares desserts; women's health; Christmas ornaments; guilty pleasures (Part 4 of 5). Q (2:00) 30655 93365 10 a.m. TLC Pappyland: "A Pappyland Christmas" Everyone awaits Santa at Christmas. 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