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Linda Weiksnar, founder of Moms for Mental Health, and Paula Hundt of Tykes & Teens welcomed child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Milone to the first in a series of guest speakers on children’s mental health. A double board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Milone spoke to MFMH members and friends on Maternal Emotional Signaling: What We Say Without Words.
Dignitaries and friends celebrated the new $2.4 million fresh food processing plant and fresh produce initiative, the Florida Agriculture & Nourishment Collaborative at the new facility with Treasure Coast Food Bank’s board and staff. The program is expected to channel 25 million pounds of fresh, nutritious produce from area farms to food-insecure individuals during its inaugural year. Attendees honored H. William Lichtenberger for his $1.5 million gift.
Diners gathered at Ground Floor Farm for the final installment of its sold-out Dinners on the Farm series. The event was part farm-to-table feast, part interactive art experience. Participants journeyed through a complete sensory celebration of the hands that grow, cook and eat our food.
Pipers Landing Yacht and Country Club in Palm City was the setting for the recent Caring Children Clothing Children birthday bash where more than 200 guests celebrated 20 years of the 4Cs helping children in Martin County with acquiring school clothes, new shoes and achieving success with reading.
Alzheimer’s Community Care lauded the table captains for its “An Affair to Remember” luncheon, which broke records. Special guest and artist Aida Fry spoke about her painting style and created an original work of art while guests enjoyed lunch at Renato’s Italian Ristorante.
Peter Lawson-Johnston, author of Growing Up Guggenheim, spoke to local philanthropists gathered at the home of Ellyn and Ray Stevenson about his life, his family and his work, all marked by the legacy of his great grandfather, Solomon R. Guggeneheim. Janeen Mason, curator at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, conducted the informal interview that centered on stories from the “personal history of a family enterprise” that was published in 2005.
Guests enjoyed afternoon tea adventures at Treasure Coast Hospice’s “Tea Under the Sea” at the Pelican Yacht Club. In addition to a delightful lunch, traditional and exotic teas, raffles and a silent auction, the afternoon included a visit from everyone’s favorite mermaid. Proceeds from the event supported Treasure Coast Hospice’s specialized pediatric program, Little Treasures, which provides care for infants, children and adolescents with serious illnesses.
The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast held its annual Purse Party at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club in Palm City. Guests bid on high-end designer purses, accessories and shoes accompanied by gift baskets before a luncheon and fashion show. The Children’s Museum raised $46,000.
The studliest night of the event season featured impromptu dancing, a golfing legend and affordable housing for one family in Indiantown. Habitat for Humanity of Martin County held its seventh annual Mr. StudFinder Charity Auction at Indian Riverside Park where local professionals auctioned off their businesses’ services. Proceeds benefited Habitat for Humanity of Martin County’s Women Build.
Guests strolled through the five-acre botanical gardens while enjoying libations and Asian-inspired bites at Heathcote’s annual Bonsai Ball, “Year of the Fire Rooster.” The event supports the James J. Smith Bonsai Collection, which is the largest assemblage of tropical bonsai in the United States.
The Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation hosted its inaugural Sporting Clay Tournament at the South Florida Shooting Club, raising more than $33,000 to support patient care programs. Shooters of all levels experienced an exciting day of sporting competition on the 15-station course and participated in live and silent auctions and raffles.
Hundreds of local leaders and high-profile attendees celebrated the grand opening of Engel & Völkers Stuart. With Special Olympics Martin County as its charity of choice, Engel & Völkers Stuart gave Special Olympian John Merritt, a gold medalist in surfing, the honor of cutting the grand opening ribbon.
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