Artist of the Month: Kristin Beck
Exhibit March 1st to 31st
Artist Talk, Saturday, March 14th, 11:30 a.m.
Influenced by the vibrant culture of her native South Florida, Kristin Beck uses bold colors, recurring patterns, and strong lines that reflect the energy of the subtropics. Her most recurring theme is joy, which leaves its mark on many works. A goal for Beck is to bring a smile to her audience, which allows people to interact with art even when it cannot be touched. At the Art Talk, Kristin will host a brief walk-through of her work and talk about the inspiration and process behind it. She will also take any questions. Registration is not required.
Work pictured at right: "Crazy Hearts"
Saturday, March 7th, 3 p.m.
The City of Parkland will celebrate the expansion of the Parkland Library on March 7th at 3 p.m. The City Commission will cut the ribbon to officially open the new facility, which consists of a new Children’s Wing and a renovation of the original library building. The ribbon-cutting is a free event open to the public.
Meditation (adults & teens)
Saturday, March 14th, 10:30 a.m.
This simple, time-honored meditation reduces stress and increases wellness. It brings better focus and helps people become more centered and better balanced. Anyone can do it, and no equipment is necessary as this is done sitting comfortably in a chair. Apurva Puranik, a Sahaja Yoga Meditation practitioner since 2005, will lead this session. Registration is required. Register here.
Irish Step Dance Performance
Tuesday, March 17th, 11 a.m.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Start your day off right with this performance by the Drake School of Irish Dance, whose dancers enjoy competing both locally and internationally, and performing throughout Broward County. Made popular by such shows as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, Irish step dance is a fun dance form open to all. Come and see what the fuss is about. You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this unique dance form. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
Cartooning with Cory (age 7 and up)
Wednesday, March 25th, 4:30 p.m.
Local cartoonist Cory Laub will teach children to draw some of their favorite superheroes and cartoon characters while entertaining them with fun facts about animation and comic book trivia. It's a great time, and children will have a ton of fun while learning to draw! Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
Smart Start Tutoring
varied Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This program provided free tutoring for elementary, middle and high school students provided by high school students. For information and to register, please visit http://www.smartstartfl.com