Martin County Library System Press Releases

April 21, 2014

Final Treasure Coast Classical Guitar Society concert of the season at Elisabeth Lahti Library April 26

For immediate release: April 21, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-463-3205

Indiantown, FL – Saturday April 26 at Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 SW Adams Ave, Indiantown at 3pm, the Treasure Coast Classical Guitar Orchestra will present a free concert of classical guitar selections, running the gambit from Renaissance to Modern and serious to folksy arrangements. No tickets or reservations are needed.

The volunteer amateur orchestra is composed of many of the area’s teachers as well as students and has been playing together for two years in the community, performing at libraries and area nursing homes. Conductor Jamie Thomas has been with the orchestra for the past year.

Current orchestra members are Rowdy Carlton, Joette Giorgis, Ed DePool, Al Orlando, Bill Rice, Jay Harris, Sarah Coleman, Ann Ashworth, Jane Helsing, Freeman Sherrill, Bob Swinton, BJ Panong, Connor Shann and Jan Wissmuller.

For more information, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any library location, or visit the library website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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April 18, 2014

Learn Martin County local cuisine’s past, present and future at Cummings Library April 26

For immediate release: April 18, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-463-3205

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Palm City, FL – David Vaina, Board Member of the Slow Food Movement of the Gold & Treasure Coast, will be presenting How We Eat: A History of Local Food in Martin County on Saturday, April 26 at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Ave, Palm City, at 11am. Attendees are sure to leave with a better understanding of the food that has been grown and cooked in this county, from the food of pioneers who settled throughout Martin County to the local foods of present day.

The Slow Food Movement is a global network of over 150,000 members in more than 150 countries. Through a vast volunteer network of local chapters, youth and food communities, they link the pleasures of the table with a commitment to protect the community, culture, knowledge and environment that make these pleasures possible.

Their mission as an international grassroots membership organization is good, clean and fair food for all.

David Vaina is an active member of the non-profit community of Martin County, having relocated to the area five years ago, after eight years in the Washington, D.C. area. He has been a board member of the Slow Food Movement of the Gold & Treasure Coast since 2013.

For more information, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any library location, or visit the library website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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April 7, 2014

Learn about the Mediterranean diet at Hoke Library April 19

For immediate release: April 7, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-463-3205

The Hoke Library, 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach, will be hosting Mohammad (“Mike”) Hussein Saturday, April 19 at 2pm, as he presents The Mediterranean Diet and Your Health, where he will talk about the health benefits of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods, and serve samples.

Mohammad (“Mike”) Hussein is the owner and proprietor of Planet Ozone and Tabuleh Café, the first “green” commercial building in Martin County.

For more information, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any library location, or visit the library website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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Art of Asian medicine lecture at Blake Library April 14

For immediate release: April 7, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-463-3205

The Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart, will be hosting Rev. Laurie Ann Leach Monday, April 14 from 6:30 to 7:45pm, as she presents a lecture, titled Nutritional Guidance Using Asian Medicine, which will help the curious learn more about the Art of Asian Medicine.

The art of Asian medicine has many different forms, theories, beliefs and uses. Please come and listen to this fascinating lecture on the bioelectrical impulses or Qi (pronounced “Chi”), of our human form that makes us who we are in our individual uniqueness. Hear how you can improve your own health and life, simply and effectively. There are no religious connotations in this work.

Rev. Laurie Ann Leach, LST, LMT, CLT is a New England native and has been trained by some of the pioneers in the field of Integrative Medicine; the late Pauline Sasaki – Zen & Quantum Shiatsu; Dr. Deepak Chopra – Quantum Physics in Medicine and Guided Meditation; Dr. Wayne Dyer – Power of Positive Thinking; the late Prof. Wang Jin Yua – Chinese Pressing Point Massage and QiGong Chinese Medicine (see Bill Moyers Healing and The Mind specials on YouTube); plus many more. She currently does work with the Council on Aging at the Log House Senior programs, the Kane Center Adult Day Care program, Treasure Coast Parkinson’s Association and Treasure Coast Hospice.

For more information, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any library location, or visit the library website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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Guided meditation workshop at Hoke Library April 10

For immediate release: April 7, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-463-3205

Thursday, April 10 from 2 to 3:30pm, at Hoke Library, 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach, Rev. Laurie Ann Leach, LST, LMT, CLT will be conducting a Guided Meditation workshop for those looking to find out more about how meditation can help you and your life.

Life fills us with moments of extreme joy and heartache, can take us by surprise in the best of ways or worst of ways. Guided meditation can help you through these times in your life when you are in need, a simple process of literally “changing your mind”. The art of this method of healing and the mind is easy to learn and practice.

Join Rev. Laurie Ann Leach, LST, LMT, CLT to find out more and have your questions answered. Laurie Ann is a New England native and has been trained by some of the pioneers in the field of Integrative Medicine; the late Pauline Sasaki – Zen & Quantum Shiatsu; Dr. Deepak Chopra – Quantum Physics in Medicine and Guided Meditation; Dr. Wayne Dyer – Power of Positive Thinking; the late Prof. Wang Jin Yua – Chinese Pressing Point Massage and QiGong Chinese Medicine (see Bill Moyers Healing and The Mind specials on YouTube); plus many more. She currently does work with the Council on Aging at the Log House Senior programs, the Kane Center Adult Day Care program, Treasure Coast Parkinson’s Association and Treasure Coast Hospice.

For more information, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any library location, or visit the library website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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April 3, 2014

2014 Elisabeth Lahti Concert Series continues April 12 with Paraguayan Harpist Marcos Vega at Cummings Library

For immediate release: April 3, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-463-3205

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Internationally known Paraguayan harpist Marcos Vega, joined by Clark Hower on guitar, will present a selection of Latin American music and other styles Saturday April 12 at 2pm at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Ave, Palm City. This concert is the final part of a four-part concert series underwritten by Elisabeth Lahti.

Free tickets are required and available for pickup at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library beginning April 8.

Born in Paraguay, of Guarani, Italian and Spanish descent, Marcos Vega started playing the Paraguayan harp at age ten, when his father directed him to take lessons. He went on to study music at the Conservatory of Asuncion, Paraguay, and the Conservatory of Cincinnati. Vega toured throughout Mexico, Central and South America, and performed at the World International Fair in San Salvador, as well as several television program, and numerous nightclubs and hotels.

Since 1979, he has performed as a solo harpist at the Jupiter Beach Resort Hilton, The Breakers International Hotel, the Ritz Carlton Hotel, and the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.

For more information, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any library location, or visit the library website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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March 25, 2014

Journey Stories Music Series continues with Irish folksinger Brendan Nolan at Hoke Library April 11

For immediate release: March 25, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-463-3205

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Irish folksinger Brendan Nolan will be performing at 6:30 pm, Friday, April 11 at the Hoke Library, 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach. This event is free and open to the public, no tickets or registration required. This concert is another installment of the Journey Stories Music Series.

An enchanting evening is in store with Irish folk musician Brendan Nolan’s rich baritone voice, good humor, and masterful playing of acoustic guitar and bodhran. The popular Irish festival headliner will sing both contemporary and traditional Celtic/Irish songs.

Born in Dublin, Brendan Nolan started his musical life as a drummer and later turned to folk and acoustic music, becoming well known in Canada and throughout the United States. His latest release is titled “Live at the Side Door,” recorded live in April 2013 with Colin Farrell, at the Side Door club of the Palladium in St. Petersburg, Florida.

For more information, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any library location, or visit the library website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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