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Date:   October 23, 2019

Contact: Kristin Aiello 561.832.0731

Pan's Garden 25th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, November 23'd, Pan's Garden will come alive with activities that engage the public in understanding the critical importance of creating native habitats for butterflies, bees, and birds in the places where we live and work. The day will include lectures that explore the creation of the garden and its current initiatives. There will be family-friendly, educational activities throughout the day that create opportunities to engage with the mission of the garden.

In 1994, the Preservation Foundation embarked on a new project that was both forward­ thinking and a departure from earlier projects undertaken by the organization. Previous projects-saving Sea Gull Cottage, restoring Town Hall, and building Preservation Park-all centered around preserving the architectural heritage of Palm Beach. This project was designed to honor a different type of heritage, one that pre-dated the arrival of the first pioneers. Comprising a half acre one street north of Worth Avenue, a green space was constructed to showcase Florida's native plants and remind residents of the town's botanical heritage.

The tranquil green space was named Pan's Garden in honor of the bronze statue of Pan that welcomes visitors at the entrance on Hibiscus Avenue. Referencing the Ancient Greek god of shepherds, the statue was a fitting ambassador for a garden reminiscent of natural habitats that existed when Native Americans peacefully cohabited with the land. As a distinctive environmental concept featuring a wetlands and an uplands area, the mission of Pan's Garden-to protect and celebrate Florida's indigenous plants and the wildlife they support­ continues to be a guiding example of landscape stewardship.

Pan's Garden would not have been possible without the vision and generosity of the late Lydia Mann. As a former member of the Preservation Foundation's Executive Committee and a three-time Chairman of the annual Dinner Dance, her efforts were integral to many of the organization's successes. Mrs. Mann's vision to create "a place where people can find peace of mind and where children can find joy in living things" exemplifies the community-oriented goals of the Preservation Foundation. The 25th anniversary celebration of Pan's Garden has been organized to honor her memory and vision for the garden.

Join us as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Pan’s Garden with fun for whole family!

10 AM | Garden Rededication and Family Yoga with Flutist Doug Tessler and Yoga Instructor Sara Beth Force

11 AM | Director of Horticulture Susan Lerner in conversation with Pine Jog Native Orchid Program Coordinator Carmen Rodriguez

All Day

Birding & Binoculars with Audubon Everglades

Butterfly Ring Making with Florida Federation of Garden Clubs

Garden Critters Origami with Instructor Akiko Soejima

Native Plant Scavenger Hunt with Florida Native Plant Society

Butterfly Plant Walking Tour with North American Butterfly Association

Native Plant Infusion & Jam Tasting with Native Plant Herbologist Laura Olson

4 PM | Panel Discussion with Director of Horticulture Susan Lerner, Landscape Architect Jorge Sanchez and Garden Club of Palm Beach Conservation Chair Beth Dowdle   

Complimentary and open to the public



561-832-0731, ext. 110

What: Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert | Who’s on Third? Concert Series

When: Sunday, November 24, 2019, 3:00 p.m.

Where: First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine Street, Boulder, Colorado, 80302 

Tickets + Info: FREE. Please contact the church at FirstCong.net or call 303.442.1787.


Voices of Eastern Europe: selections of works by Ukrainian and Russian composers. Program TBD.

About Gail Archer:

Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series including Max Reger, The Muse’s Voice, An American Idyll, Liszt, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Messiaen.  Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen for the centennial of the composer’s birth in 2008; Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as “Best of 2008” of classical music and opera.  Her recordings include her September 2017 CD A Russian Journey,  The Muse’s Voice, Franz Liszt:  A Hungarian Rhapsody, Bach: The Transcendent GeniusAn American Idyll, A Mystic In the Making (Meyer Media), and The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Sweelinck and his Pupils (CALA Records). Ms. Archer’s 2018 European tour took her to France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, the Slovak Republic, the Ukraine and Poland. She is the founder of Musforum, www.musforum.org an international network for women organists to promote and affirm their work. 

Performer's Music Institute

Miami Voice & Piano Instruction

Oscar Diaz, Jr., Director
305.757.7725, www.performersmusic.com


Students of Voice In Recital


Saturday Dec. 14th, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Miami Shores Community Church
(United Church of Christ)
9823 Northeast 4th Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138

The program will include vocal selections from Opera, Musical Theatre, Art Songs,

Popular Music and will feature scenes from Bellini's NORMA

& Mozart's Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute).

Accompanists/Pianists will be:  Gregory Szeto and Jared Peroune.


The singers at this recital will be:

Rosie Herrera, Lyric-coloratura Soprano; Maryuris Maldonado, Lyric Soprano;

Melissa Ruiz, Soprano; Jennifer Maer, Mezzo-soprano; Jose Vazquez, Baritone;

and Soprano Sasha Portocarrero.


As at all PMI recitals, ADMISSION IS FREE!
There will be an hors d'oeuvres reception immediately following.

CONTACT US: (305) 757-7725 or www.performersmusic.com/2452.html
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Invite your friends to First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale’s Christmas Concert, featuring the Cathedral Choir and members of the Symphony of the Americas. Both new music and traditional favorites will be included in the program, including music by John Rutter, Dan Forrest, Randol Alan Bass, Leonard Bernstein, G. F. Handel, and selections from the movie "Home Alone" by John Williams.

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