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FUNDarte’s FY 2016-17 Season opens Saturday, October 1, 2016 with a Gala for the 2nd International Festival of The Arts for Youth and Children, “Zun Zún Children Fest” featuring: Rita Rosa Ruesga; Robbi Kumalo; Lucy Kalantari and “My Superhero Roberto Clemente” by Teatro SEA among other educational events. This event is presented in partnership with Zunzún Arts and Education and The Miami Dade County Auditorium.

Tickets: on sale via Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com; by phone (800) 745-3000 and at the Miami Dade County Auditorium Box Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


More Information: (305) 547-5414; (786) 348-0789


Indulge your inner child and bring the entire family to FUNDarte’s Zun Zún Children Fest, featuring a concert of playful and educational Afro-Caribbean rhythms with singer/songwriter Rita Rosa Ruesga, 4-time Grammy nominee and Scholastic Book author; storyteller, children’s book author, composer and performer Robbi Kumalo, best known for her multicultural stories and songs for children; Brooklyn-based Lucy Kalantari, with a concert of jazz-age inspired music for kids and families; and New York’s award-winning Teatro SEA with a heart-warming production of “My Superhero Roberto Clemente” by Manuel Morán, recounting the life of the sports star, who was also a civil rights advocate, humanitarian, and family man. The Zun Zún Children Fest offers an opportunity for members of the community of all ages to come together and share experiences around artistic creation, the teaching of arts to young learners, as well as their cultural promotion, and a day of cultural offerings provided by talented visiting and local artists devoted to top-quality programming for kids and families.

Delicious Local Food on Zun Zún Children Fest 2016
by RickRey's Peruvian Fusion (FOOD TRUCK)

Every year the three Southeast Florida chapters of the American Guild of Organists bring an emerging young organist to the region to perform a recital, which this year takes place in Miami at Trinity Cathedral. The recitalist is Katelyn Emerson, first-prize winner of of the AGO's 2016 National Young Artists' Competition in Organ Performance and Associate Organist/Choirmaster of Church of the Advent in Boston. Ms. Emerson will present a recital making full use of the vast array of colors on Trinity Cathedral’s instrument, including music by Bach, Schumann, and various French composers, having studied in France on a William Fulbright Study/Research Grant. All are welcome to attend and admission is free with an offering received.

Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society to Host Annual GARDEN TOUR in Southern Palm Beach County – October 2


Visit Six Gardens Landscaped with Florida Native Plants in Delray Beach and Boca Raton


(West Palm Beach, FL – August 23, 2016) The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, today announced that it would be hosting its Annual Native Plant Garden Tour, October 2.


From 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday, October 2, participants can visit six unique gardens landscaped with Florida native plants: one in Delray Beach, and five in Boca Raton.


The six gardens on this year’s Native Plant Garden Tour include:


Wilson Garden

2325 Greenbrier Drive in Delray Beach 33445

A tangled mess of Brazilian pepper, melaleuca and other invasive plants once shielded this house from a busy road. Ten years of sweaty but satisfying labor and the installation of 800+ Florida native plants of over 130 species has transformed all but a small, remaining section of that invasive thicket into a handsome garden with charming, peaceful paths weaving through beds of Florida native plants alive with butterflies.


Casamento Garden

17839 Crooked Oak Avenue in Boca Raton 33487

This magical landscape, 25 years in the making, is inspired by the scrub, pineland and coastal habitats of Southeast Florida, and also has elements of Key West and Sicily, the original homes of Susan and her husband Sergio. There’s a white and silver garden, a hot-colored garden for hummingbirds, a small sunken fern garden plus edible shrubs and fruit trees scattered throughout.


Martin Garden

20300 Hacienda Court in Boca Raton 33498

To breathe wildlife into her half-acre property, Eileen started by removing 3 large ficus trees and 14 Areca Palms that took up space while providing little for birds and pollinators. She began by planting a variety of native trees and shrubs along the fence lines, providing privacy for her and food & shelter for the native wildlife. Today, only three years later, there are more than 100 different native plant species thriving throughout the landscape – including fetterbush, torchwood and Eileen’s favorite, cinnecord. An assortment of bees, butterflies and birds now call this native paradise home.


Furman Garden

1100 SW 17th Street in Boca Raton 33486

Nine live oaks, a large laurel oak, and several gumbo limbo trees frame this corner property and set the stage for the Furman’s restored native garden that is distinctly “old” Florida. The flowers and berries of Florida boxwood, bitterbush, locust berry, wild coffee, wild lime, marlberry, satin leaf and many other trees, shrubs and vines attract and support a wide variety of native birds and butterflies. Of special interest are the chiggery grape vines winding their way through the live oaks: red-bellied woodpeckers feast on the berries and butterflies love the flowers. By design, there’s always wildlife on the wing visiting this garden, including ruddy daggerwings and atalas, and a very special winter visit by a summer tanager for a meal of beautyberries.


Tramell Garden

271 NW 8th Street in Boca Raton 33432

Inspired by a lecture given by Doug Tallamy at an FNPS Annual Conference, Judy has transformed her yard piece by piece, from a traditional Florida landscape of sod and exotics lacking much wildlife, to a garden full of life. All the sod has been removed and over 70 species of wildflowers, trees and shrubs have been added. Almost like magic, the landscape has become an environment that is alive with more than 25 species of birds, bees and butterflies, including a thriving colony of atala butterflies.


Balosie Garden

520 NE 34th Street in Boca Raton 33431

Twenty years ago this was a typical 1960's landscape that featured ficus, hibiscus and areca palms. Through trial and error, research, and the help of native plant professionals, the Balosie’s are establishing an urban landscape that benefits both the natural and human inhabitants. Some handsome natives that are now featured include Bahama strongbark, Florida boxwood and bitterbush. “Our garden is an extension of our home, and as with most gardens, it is an evolving work in progress”. 


How to Get Tickets for the Native Plant Garden Tour:

The cost for the day is $10 for non-members and free for FNPS members and children under 13. 


Tickets can be purchased with cash or check at any of the gardens on the day of the tour.


For more information, please call 561.247.3677 or visit http://www.palmbeach.fnpschapters.org


About The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society:

The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation, conservation and restoration of native plants and native plant communities of Florida.


Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail. Each meeting has an educational program related to Florida native plants, a native plant giveaway and refreshments. For more information, please call 561.247.3677 or visit http://www.palmbeach.fnpschapters.org/.


Available for Interview:

Susan Lerner, Chapter President

561.478.7444  /  VitalLongevity@gmail.com



PARKING     Since we have no parking lot, parking at Bethesda-by-the-Sea is a challenge!  Although the police often ignore it when people park on South County Road for Sunday morning services, it is always illegal to park there, and you may receive a ticket.  Whenever Barton Avenue (the street along the south side of the church) is posted as one-way — which it will be for all our concerts and services — you may park on either side of that street (facing west).  You may also park in any of the "residential parking only" sections on Barton Avenue.  If Via Bethesda (the small road between The Breaker's golf course and the church) has room, you may park there according to the directions posted on various signs.  Other than that, you must seek parking spaces on the local side streets.  Here is a link to a map of our local streets:  https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zztLHfWotYQY.knIoWIfhWr9U&msa=0&ll=26.711439,-80.036688&spn=0.001577,0.00284

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