Sci­ence Cen­ter tees up for events

Palm Beach Daily News - - OPINION -

Palm Beach­ers teed off for a good cause re­cently at the South Florida Sci­ence Cen­ter and Aquar­ium’s Con­ser­va­tion Cup Mini Golf Clas­sic. Among the res­i­dents were: Page Lee Hufty, Ginny He­lado, Nancy and Bob Wildrick, Kath­leen and Lew Cramp­ton. Town Coun­cil­man Lew Cramp­ton is pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of the sci­ence cen­ter.

De­signed by Gary Nick­laus and Jim Fazio, the cen­ter’s Con­ser­va­tion Course is set in a but­ter­fly gar­den, an area that pro­vides recre­ation ben­e­fits while ed­u­cat­ing vis­i­tors about Florida’s nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment.

The minigolf clas­sic was a pre­view of the Sci­ence Cen­ter’s Nine and Wine fundraiser set for Sept. 27 at the Par 3 course. Pro­ceeds from th­ese events ben­e­fit youth pro­grams at the sci­ence cen­ter.

For in­for­ma­tion, call 832-1988 or visit sf­science­cen­

Bridge cham­pi­ons — Res­i­dent Warren Spec­tor, Gary Cohler of Del­ray Beach and David Berkowitz and Michael Becker of Boca Ra­ton were mem­bers of the bridge team that won the Grand Na­tional Teams Cham­pi­onship in Au­gust. The tour­na­ment in At­lanta was or­ga­nized by the Amer­i­can Con­tract Bridge League.

Mizner’s legacy —The ex­hi­bi­tion “Build­ing Palm Beach: Ad­di­son Mizner’s Legacy,” is now open at the Richard and Pat John­son Palm Beach County His­tory Mu­seum, 300 N. Dixie High­way, West Palm Beach. It runs un­til next sum­mer.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will in­clude pho­to­graphs of the es­tates the so­ci­ety ar­chi­tect de­signed, ma­te­ri­als from his com­pany, Mizner In­dus­tries, Inc., and in­for­ma­tion about the in­flu­ences that led him to work and re­side in Palm Beach. This year marks the cen­ten­nial of one of Mizner’s first Florida com­mis­sions, The Ev­er­glades Club.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 832-4164 or visit

Storm of the cen­tury — On Sept. 16, 1928, a storm equal to a Cat­e­gory 4 hur­ri­cane rav­aged Palm Beach County and re­sulted in at least 2,500 deaths. To com­mem­o­rate the

90th an­niver­sary of this catas­tro­phe, the His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety of Palm Beach County is pre­sent­ing a ma­jor ex­hi­bi­tion, which opens Mon­day in the 1916 His­toric Court­house, 300 N. Dixie High­way.

The show, “Re­mem­ber­ing the Storm of ’28,” will con­tinue through Jan. 59 and then travel to other venues in the county. For in­for­ma­tion call 832-4164 or visit

South Florida Sci­ence Cen­ter

Res­i­dents Lew Cramp­ton, Bob Wildrick, Page Lee Hufty and Ginny He­lado at­tend the Con­ser­va­tion Cup event.

Jane Fet­terly

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