Town Of Jupiter Announces Free Classes/ Events January Through March, 2018 For “Celebration Of The Arts”

The Town of Jupiter Art Committee aims to keep you busy! Learn a new art skill or hone one you already have! FREE classes ( only a few have supply fees): Fused glass pendant, jewelry making, paper sculpture, oil painting, basket weaving, mixed media painting. Take the family to the Free  Jupiter Jubilee.  Stop by the Free Meet the Authors Night.  Jupiter’s “Celebration Of The Arts” January through March, 2018 begins now!  The Rickie Report shares the details and information about registration.








January through March, 2018





*All Art Classes held in Room 113 Community Center with the exception of the Oil Painting Class held at Angilen Gallery, Tequesta

**The Authors Program is held in Room A – Auditorium


For more information or to RSVP:

  (561) 329-5007


Community Center

200 Military Trail,  Jupiter  FL. 33458





12 – 3 PM

Lynda Koehler, Instructor assisted by Lou Ann Berkley

Explore Glass fusing.  Student will go home with a pendant.  Supplies provided.









11 – 4 


The Jupiter Jubilee is an annual community event put on by the Town of Jupiter for area residents. The Jubilee typically has entertainment, civic, educational, and cultural components.

The Town of Jupiter has been holding the Jubilee the first week of February since 2003. Its genesis was the town’s 75th Anniversary Celebration in 2000, when a community event was held at the municipal complex. This original event brought the community together to celebrate life in Jupiter, and was so successful that town leaders began planning for an annual event.

Each year, the Jubilee highlights Jupiter’s unique character, history, community and natural treasures. In the spirit of conservation, the Jubilee is a Green event, and vendors, exhibits and attendees are encouraged to recycle, re-use, and conserve.

Free parking is available at Jupiter High School, just south of the Jupiter Community Center, on Military Trail. Free shuttles will operate continuously throughout the event, back and forth from the high school and the Jubilee.

For more Jubilee Information:  or Call (561) 741-2400







Wednesday FEBRUARY 7th

6 – 9 PM

No Admission Charge But You MUST  R.S.V.P.




**Jupiter Community Center Room A Auditorium

Light refreshments

Meet the authors:

• Patricia Benedetto, Rick Bennette
• Donna Carbone, Jay Gilbert
• Master of Ceremonies Author Jim Snyder






6 – 9 P.M.

Nina Fusco, Instructor

Learn how to bring paper to life by scoring, bending and sculpting.  You will own a sculpted piece of art ready to frame.

Supplies provided EXCEPT:

BRING:  Pencil, scissors, glue




*Class meets at Angilen Gallery, 150 N. US Hwy. One   Suite B Fashion Mall Plaza, Tequesta, FL

Len Mykietyn, Instructor

9 am – Noon

Beginner to advanced students. Individual attention given to all levels.

Supplies provided




Lou Ann Berkley, Instructor assisted by Lynda Koehler

Noon – 3 PM

Supplies Provided





Joan Stoneham, Instructor

9 AM- 5PM

Bottom of basket resembles two pairs of cat ears.  Basket will sit on four points.

 Supplies:  $65.

BRING: old towel, lunch, beverage




Brenda Nickolaus, Instructor

10 AM – 2 PM

Focus will be Soul, Art and nature. Be creative! Make your own Wit and Wisdom inspiration cards

Supplies Provided




9 am – 5 pm

Joan Stoneham, Instructor

Create a beautiful Nantucket Twill Vase, one of the world’s oldest handcraft!  

A wood base will be offered for a more unique look.

Supplies:  $65.

BRING: old towel, lunch, beverage



*Class meets at Angilen Gallery, 150 N. US Hwy. One   Suite B Fashion Mall Plaza, Tequesta, FL

Len Mykietyn, Instructor

9 am – Noon

Beginner to advanced students. Individual attention given to all levels.

Supplies provided




For more information or to RSVP:

  (561) 329-5007

OR Visit:




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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Juno Beach Craft Fair Offers Holiday Shoppers & Craft Enthusiasts Unique Gift Options In Stress-Free Environment

Howard Alan Events’ 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair will offer holiday shoppers & craft enthusiasts unique gift options in stress-free environment November 14 – 15, 2015. The festival, hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club, is an ideal alternative to crowded malls. Admission is Free and Open to the public. You will find original and functional art, decorative art, handmade crafts and affordable gifts.   Enjoy the  live music and beach breezes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces three of the participants with sneak peeks of their work.




14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean





Saturday, November 14


Sunday, November 15

10:00 am – 5:00 pm


AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach

Navigational Address: 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408
(See directions below)


Free and open to the public         561-746-6155


Hosted by:

The Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club




The Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean provides art and craft enthusiasts as well as holiday shoppers with an opportunity to explore a wide array of handmade artwork in a stress-free beach side environment. The eclectic displays will include original crafts, functional art and unique gift items with broad appeal and prices set to suit all budgets. The exhibitors, selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity, will display their finest work along AIA between Donald Ross Road and Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach. The festival, hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club, is an ideal alternative to crowded malls. Admission is Free and Open to the public.




Photography by Lazaro Ruda


Lazaro Ruda – photography



Laz tells The Rickie Report, “Raised in south Florida, I have been near the ocean my entire life. My unwarranted fears of the ocean’s mysteries evolved into an endless fascination during my childhood summers in Key West. Floating below me was an alien world waiting to be discovered”.




Photography by Lazaro Ruda


Laz continues, “Over thirty years later, this love affair for the ocean has developed into an obsession. Whether I am on an ocean adventure or reading books on its natural history, few things capture my attention with such an invigorating passion. Every immersion elicits the fascination I felt as a small boy dipping my head underwater for the very first time”.




Baby sea turtles will take from 1-3 days to emerge out of their nest once they have hatched out of their egg. These baby sea turtles will emerge out of the nest in large groups so as to overwhelm any predators. Learn more about sea turtles.

“Baby Sea Turtle Leaving The Nest” Photography by Lazaro Ruda




“It is through this web site that I hope to share with you the wonder of this incredible world as I see it. My hope is that my images and stories will help you understand our amazing ocean planet a little better and my passion and admiration for the natural world becomes your own”, Laz shares.



Festival At-A-Glance:


  • 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean
  • Hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club
  • November 14 – 15, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach
  • Juried outdoor craft Showcase
  • Featuring unique and affordable crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Free Admission.
  • Stree-Free alternative option to holiday shopping in crowded malls.
  • Featuring leading local and national crafters.
  • Vast array of craft mediums: from folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products.
  • Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.
  • All crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country.
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival.




Bath and Body Products by Everet & Laura Cooper


Everet & Laura Cooper

Everet and Laura Cooper tell us, “We are a small home based business with big dreams and goals (Our first storefront coming Summer 2016). We are incredibly passionate and dedicated to making the highest quality Bath and Body products, and not just any product, but products that work the way you would expect and like them to; our soaps lather like crazy and leave your skin feeling clean and moisturized, not sticky, not dry, but just right. Some say we are revolutionizing handmade skincare with this idea, you use a product because it actually works and feels great, not suffer through a mediocre, overpriced, thrown together item just because it is “good for you”.




Bath and Body Lotion by Everet and Laura Cooper







Handmade Soap by Everet and Laura Cooper




The Coopers share,”Our small business is a Family… literally. We consist of Laura and Everett Cooper (Wife and Husband), Alexia and Ellie (Our Beautiful Girls) Yvonne (Laura’s Mom), and Taylor (our Rockstar Employee and Sister in Christ). We are a growing family with the desire to have 2 more children, and we are looking forward to the future that God has in store for us. We thank you for supporting our small business, our growing family, and our dreams. We hope that you will follow our business and family as it continues to grow and expand. We are currently planning on opening our first store front Summer 2016, with your support, we can make this dream a reality”.






Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill


Karen Massengill – painting



Karen knew at a very early age that she wanted to be an artist. Pencils and crayons were constant companions as her family moved literally around the world; she grew up and drew creative inspiration from all over the US, as well as France, Germany, Turkey and Thailand. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University, Karen was sidetracked from painting by marriage and raising three sons. She earned a nursing degree to assure a steady income, working in hospitals until her husband’s sudden death in 1995. At first a helpful distraction from the loss, painting became her primary interest and the childhood dream of a career in art persistently reasserted itself. To revitalize her skills she attended workshops taught by world class artists including Carl Dalio, Janet Rodgers, Jim Kosvanec and a host of others.




Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill





Leffel-Massengill has enjoyed immense success on the art show circuit: she has shown at Coconut Grove, Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor South University Art Fair, Winter Park Sidewalk Festival and Artigras, has won numerous show awards and been selected as show poster artist five times. Her painting Summer Light appeared on the cover of the Summer 1998 Watercolor Magic national publication. Prestigious honors she has received include: Birds in Art four times, in both watercolor and oil mediums; Arts for the Parks with watercolor entries in both the top 100 and top 200, signature status with both the Florida Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists. Teaching others to paint has become an important part of her art career via workshops held all over the country and private lessons in her Palm City studio.




Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill




​Karen earned her BA degree from Florida State University with an art major and art history minor. Her art career really began with the unexpected death of her husband, Lester Massengill in August 1995. Turning to painting as a means to survive the grieving process, Leffel-Massengill quickly became proficient first in watercolor as a medium, soon followed by oil. She has garnered many awards in both mediums and has been accepted in international competitions in both as well. Her work has been purchased by the Leigh Yawkee Woodson Art Museum as well as numerous corporations.








The festival is located on A1A (Ocean Boulevard) on Juno Beach overlooking the beach. Take I-95 to Jupiter, and exit on Donald Ross Road. Head east to A1A on the beach. At Donald Ross Road and US 1, go north, and enter the show site through Loggerhead Park.  Drive east through the park to A1A.




About American Craft Endeavors:



American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.  

For additional information on the 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615.




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