Category Archives: CLASSES & THINGS TO DO

Pay the Day When You Join the South Palm Beach County YMCA

Are you ready to save some dough on your family’s  health and wellness goals in 2018? Then be sure to take advantage of the South Palm Beach County YMCA and their MAJOR New Year’s promotion, aptly titled “Pay the Day”!

What is it? To break it down, the joining fee for the Y basically matches whatever day of the month it is. For example, on Jan 4, you pay only $4 to join and on Jan 15, it’s $15…and on and on through the end of the month.

Palm Beach County YMCA
January 2018 “Pay the Day”

Joining the Y is a great way to kick off the year for so many reasons! Not only will your family save a ton of $$$, you’ll also receive access to both of their facilities. In fact, as a Y member, you’ll now have access to all YMCA’s everywhere you go for no extra charge. Comes in handy when you’re traveling…just saying…

DID YOU KNOW? The South Palm Beach County YMCA…

The South Palm Beach County YMCA works every day to address the needs of our community, providing programs and services to help individuals live a healthy lifestyle. And obviously, that’s the goal of most families as they start out a new year. Because seriously, these statistics are startling:

  • Approximately 1 in 3 have pre-diabetes.
  • More than 1/3 of adults are considered obese. More than 1 in 20 have extreme obesity. 74% of men are considered to be overweight or obese. The prevalence of obesity is similar for both men and women.
  • One out of 3 kids are considered overweight or obese. Many kids spend less time exercising and more time in front of the TV, computer, phone, or video-game console.
  • Chronic diseases/conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and arthritis are among the most common, costly, and preventableof all health problems.

http://South Palm Beach County YMCA

The YMCA of South Palm Beach County works to help by providing:
  • Group Exercise and Wellness programs
  • Diabetes Prevention programs
  • Parkinson’s Program
  • Adult and Youth Sports

Time to get healthy! Head over to the South Palm Beach County YMCA website to learn even more.


Sponsored: This post is sponsored by the YMCA. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own. They are not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

NEW Art & Music Classes in Delray Beach for All Ages Starting January

Is your family’s New Year’s resolution to become more creative? Then you’re in luck because starting this month, Arts Garage is offering a unique menu of music and art classes in Delray Beach for all ages! And there are quite a few awesome options to choose from!

Students from age 8 to 88 are invited to channel their artistic spirit as they immerse themselves in musical theater, chorus, painting, sculpting, jazz, drumline, stenciling, and more! Students of all skill levels are encouraged to register and join in on the fun.

Register for Arts Garage music and art classes in Delray Beach >>> http://artsgarage.org/programming/

Arts Garage believes art is for everyone. They offer classes for different age levels at affordable rates. And, I absolutely love this: they say YES to every parent who wants to enroll their children in their programs! Believe it or not, they also have partial and full, need-based scholarships available for students. Parents can apply for scholarships online– it’s easy!

2018 Arts Garage Arts Education programs include:

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SCULPT, Sculpting Foundations Workshop 

Basic and proper usage of plaster, carving, casting and finishing of pieces through different processes.

Instructor: Adam Smet, Artist

  • For grades 6 to 12
  • Mondays, 5pm – 7pm
  • 9-week program
  • Starts January 8
  • Fee: $350 per student

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CONNECT 2 BROADWAY, Musical Theatre Workshop

Learn the tools to be a triple threat in this performance class focused on teaching dance, songs and scenes from favorite Broadway shows such as Wicked, Hamilton and the Lion King!

Instructor: Desiree Parkman, Former Broadway Performer and Professional Ballerina

  • Tuesdays, 4:30pm – 6pm, grades 3 to 6
  • Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8pm, grades 7 to 12
  • 12-week Program
  • Starts January 16
  • Fee: $300 per student

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SPITTFIYA, Spoken Word Workshop

SpittFiya’s Spoken Word Workshop provides a quality program designed to enable the poet to meet challenges in their lives with words, articulation and confidence.

Instructor: Chunky, Author and Nationally Known Spoken Word Poet

  • For grades 7 to 12
  • Thursdays, 6pm – 8pm
  • 9-week program
  • Starts February 1
  • Fee: $210 per student

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STRIKER’S DRUMLINE, Marching Drumline Percussion Group

Striker’s Drumline will unite and encourage young people by sharing and expressing the love for music by using percussive instruments. Not only will it teach middle school and high school kids to be part of a drumline, but it will allow them to learn critical life lessons.

Instructor: Tovah Lovely, International Drum Instructor, Percussion Director, Show Director, Music Arranger and Music Consultant

  • For grades 7 to 12
  • Thursdays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • 10-week program
  • Starts February 1
  • Fee: $250 per student
Where is Arts Garage located?

94 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33445

How to Register

To register for a class, please visit ArtsGarage.org or contact Clydia Jeudy, Director of Education: Clydia@ArtsGarage.org


Sponsored: This post about music and art classes in Delray Beach is sponsored by Arts Garage. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor.  Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Mommy & Me at Grandview Preparatory School: Spring 2018- Spots Still Available!

#grandviewmoms Spring 2018 class registration and dates are below! PLEASE CALL 561-416-9737 ext. 1311 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR EMAIL MICHELLE@GRANDVIEWPREP.NET

mommy and me at Grandview

Each “Modern Boca Mommy & Me” class is held 3 times per month (per age group) at Grandview Preparatory School. Classes are  specifically tailored to capture the attention and imaginations of:

  • Babies- 6+ weeks to Walkers
  • Toddlers- Confident Walkers to Age 3

Classes include a rotating schedule of activities including dance, yoga, movement & music for toddlers and music & movement for babies. Classes are taught by top notch Grandview Preparatory School Early Childhood faculty. Our program offers parents the chance to have their children learn and explore in a true educational setting.

How great is that?!

Haven’t heard of Grandview Preparatory School? Now in their 20th year, they are an independent college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1997 in east Boca Raton. Student enrollment is offered for Preschool (age 3) through Grade 12.

Grandview redefines ‘Preparatory’ with innovative learning experiences and focus on character and values.  In class and beyond, Grandview students discover their talents, create their own path, engage in meaningful activities, and contribute to the community.

mommy and me at Grandview


COST:

  1. Babies Class Pass SPRING 2018 Session 1 (Babies-Walkers, 9 classes/$15.00 per class) is $135.00 for January-March 2018 classes.
  2. Babies Class Pass SPRING 2018 Session 2 (Babies-Walkers, 6 classes/$15.00 per class) is $90.00 for April-May 2018 classes
  3. Toddlers Class Pass SPRING 2018 Session 1 (Strong Walkers-Age 3, 9 classes/$15.00 per class) is $135.00 for January-March 2018 classes.
  4. Toddlers Class Pass SPRING 2018 Session 2 (Strong Walkers-Age 3, 6 classes/$15.00 per class) is $90.00 for April-May 2018 classes

Please see details below on how to register for the “Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me” summer session!


“Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me at Grandview Prep” Baby Class Dates:

SPRING SESSION 1: 6 Weeks- Walking

JANUARY 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

1/17 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

1/24 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

1/31 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

FEBRUARY 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

2/7 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

2/14 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah- Valentine’s Edition

2/21 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

MARCH 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

3/7 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

3/14 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

3/28 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

PLEASE EMAIL: MICHELLE@GRANDVIEWPREP.NET TO REGISTER

SPRING SESSION 2: 6 Weeks- Walking

APRIL 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

4/4 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

4/11 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

4/25 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

MAY 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

5/2 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

5/16 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

5/30 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SPRING 2018 BABIES SESSION 2


“Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me at Grandview Prep” Toddler Class Dates:

SPRING SESSION 1: Strong Walkers – Age 3

JANUARY 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

1/16 TODDLERS- Yoga with Ms. Espinosa

1/23 TODDLERS- Dance with Ms. Espinosa

1/30 TODDLERS- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

FEBRUARY 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

2/6 TODDLERS- Yoga with Ms. Espinosa

2/13 TODDLERS- Dance with Ms. Espinosa- Valentine’s Edition

2/27 TODDLERS- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

MARCH 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

3/6 TODDLERS- Yoga with Ms. Espinosa

3/13 TODDLERS- Dance with Ms. Espinosa

3/27 TODDLERS- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

PLEASE EMAIL: MICHELLE@GRANDVIEWPREP.NET TO REGISTER

SPRING SESSION 2: Strong Walkers – Age 3

APRIL 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

4/3 TODDLERS- Yoga with Ms. Espinosa

4/10 TODDLERS- Dance with Ms. Espinosa

4/24 TODDLERS- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

MAY 2018 (10:30AM-11:15AM):

5/8 TODDLERS- Yoga with Ms. Espinosa

5/15 TODDLERS- Dance with Ms. Espinosa

5/29 TODDLERS- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SPRING 2018 TODDLERS SESSION 2


Located at: Grandview Preparatory School

336 Spanish River Blvd. NW

Boca Raton, FL 33431


Space is limited to 15 families for babies and 15 families for toddlers (per class). Please note: the “Mommy & Me Yoga” and “Dance” classes are only for children who are walking confidently on their own.*


Please note that Grandview Preparatory School is a peanut and tree nut-free campus. For the safety of their students, we ask that you refrain from bringing any item that may include peanuts and/or tree nuts (including those items that are processed in the same facility). Thank you for your adherence to this policy.


Sponsored: This post was sponsored by Grandview Preparatory School. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor.  Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Enjoy FREE Admission at the Boca Museum of Art in October

Since Hurricane Irma and its aftermath, the Boca Raton Museum of Art made a very generous decision to waive admission charges through the rest of October (2017)! FREE admission at the Boca Museum for all!

 

Visitors are welcome to relax and enjoy the galleries and Sculpture Garden (and air conditioning). You should also check out the Museum’s updated schedule of programs and activities for adults and families!

Free admission at the Boca Museum

Find the calendar online at www.bocamuseum.org/events.

Four special exhibitions in addition to the Museum’s collection,  which was  newly re-installed, are currently on view. And, the Museum is FAMILY-FRIENDLY! It’s true.

  • The museum is STROLLER FRIENDLY
  • The Sculpture Garden is divine and your kids can run around safely. More than 20 significant works are installed on the Museum’s exterior grounds and in their walled sculpture garden.
  • They always have free admission for kids under 12
Free admission at the Boca Museum
FREE Admission at the Boca Museum includes:

Shirin Neshat: Fervor and Turbulent

Two films by Iranian artist Shirin Neshat explore gender roles, relationships, and equality in her home country.

Patricia Nix: American Baroque

Continuing the tradition of women Surrealists, Patricia Nix’s fantastic constructions and paintings are elaborate and boldly colored. They draw on both lightly whimsical and darkly psychological interpretations of the materials she employs.

Free admission at the Boca Museum

Deep Line Drawings by Carlos Luna

An artistic dissident who left Cuba in the 90s, Carlos Luna combines the influences and cultural heritages of his homes on the island, in Mexico, and finally in Miami to create a vibrant look at modern perceptions of Latin America.

Photography from the Bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman

This 10th anniversary reprise of the debut of the Friedman’s gift to the Museum exhibits dozens of iconic photographs by many of the 19th century’s most influential photographers. These include Eugène Atget, Bruno Braquehais, Margaret Bourke-White, Brassaï, Gustave Le Gray, Charles Marville, Edward Steichen and Josef Sudek.

Hope to see you at the Museum, Boca moms!