The South Florida Museum Weekly News: Upcoming events, programs and more, Aug. 12, 2014

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Carrie’s Match Has Reached the Goal of Raising $100,000 for the Museum’s Manatee Care Program! 

THANK YOU
to all who participated.

Snooty with (insert) Carrie Yearwood and her mother.

We are very happy to let you know that we have completed Carrie’s Match. That translates to $100,000 for the Museum’s Manatee Care Program. And that’s a lot of lettuce!

Manatee fan Carrie Yearwood very generously offered to match all donations to the Museum’s Manatee Care Program up to a total of $40,000 and then another donor was inspired to add $10,000 to the challenge, providing $50,000 in matching funds toward food and care for Snooty, Ace and Myakklemore, the two rehabilitation manatees staying with Snooty. The three manatees will eat almost 75,000 lbs. of romaine lettuce and vegetables this year at a cost of nearly $75,000, and life support costs (electricity and water) total $55,000 annually for the Aquarium. Since very little state or federal funding is available for the Museum’s Manatee Care Program, we must rely on caring people (like you). Thank you!

“I would like to thank each and every one of you who joined me to support the South Florida Museum’s Manatee Care Program. Together, we have accomplished a great deal to help Snooty and the rehabilitating manatees. Our collective impact is definitely to be celebrated!

Experiences seeing Snooty at the Museum when I was young are very fond memories for me now and helped me care about the environment and manatees in a much bigger way. My husband and I are incredibly happy to be able to make a difference for the manatees now and to make it possible for other people to create similar memories and inspiration.”

~ Carrie Yearwood

More than 400 donations were received in all, ranging from $1 to $10,000. These contributions are helping us take the best possible care of Snooty, Ace and Myakklemore. Food, life support, water filtration, specialized equipment and skilled staffing are critical components of caring for manatees, and expenses for the Aquarium and participating in the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership exceed $250,000 each year. This funding has significant impact on all of the Museum’s operations.

Museum Director of Living Collections Marilyn Margold and Snooty offer their thanks.

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TOMORROW – 

Wednesday, August 13 at 7 pm

“Coffee: From Farm to Cup with Holly Erez”

On the second Wednesday of each month, from 7 to 9 pm, we transform the Bishop Planetarium into a forum for discussions at think + drink (science), a place where you can grab a beer or a glass of wine (or a soft drink) and learn about cutting-edge science in a relaxed, informal setting. 

Coffee: From Farm to Cup with Holly Erez
Around the world, hugging the warm equator, the coffee belt nurtures the growth and development of the coffee tree. But did you know we have fine local coffee roasters right here in our neighborhood? Join local business owner and coffee expert Holly Erez on a journey to discover the wonders of this amazing bean. Explore the science behind that perfect cup as well as the social and cultural influences of the coffee trade.

ADMISSION: 

Museum Members – $2
Non-Members – $4

Paid reservations required; please RSVP by clicking here or call us at 941-746-4131, ext. 17. 

Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale.

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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. 

Selling Out Quickly – 
Buy Your Tickets NOW!
This Friday, August 15
7 pm – The Last Waltz
with Live Musical Performance by Billy Rice at 6 pm
The South Florida Museum is pleased to present Film Fridays, our exciting film program presenting the best movies you’ve (n)ever seen – most Fridays at 6 pmDon’t forget to join us early for our selection of beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks available for purchase. Please note: the theater may be cold, sweaters or jackets are recommended.  

“Music & Movies” – most Fridays through September 19 with music at 6 pm and screenings at 7 pm. 

 

Enjoy watching your favorite American musicians on the big screen in these intriguing and insightful documentaries that will have your toes tapping and fingers snapping! Everyone from Elvis to Neil Young to the Ramones are featured in these rollicking portraits of American musical excellence.  Join us early for LIVE MUSIC presented in partnership with Realize Bradenton, the Bradenton Downtown Development Authority, and the Del Couch Music Education Foundation.

ADMISSION: 

Museum Members – $3

Non-Members – $5

Paid reservations required; please RSVP by clicking here or call us at 941-746-4131, ext. 17. 

Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale.

Live Music will begin at 6 pm featuring a BILLY RICE from the Del Couch Music Education Foundation.

This week’s film starting at 7 pm:The Last Waltz – (1978) Rated PG, 117 minutes.

Martin Scorsese’s documentary of the 1976 final performance of the legendary Sixties rock group The Band is at once a show featuring some of the greatest rock performers of their generation and a bittersweet look back at an era that was just beginning to fade. Appearances by Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, and Emmylou Harris, an all-star tech crew and superb sound create what is considered to be of the best-looking and sounding rock films ever.

Remaining Films in the series:

August 22 – Elvis: That’s the Way It Is (1970)

Featuring Live Music at 6 pm and the screening at 7 pm.
Click here for reservations.

August 29 – Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)

Featuring Live Music at 6 pm and the screening at 7 pm.
Click here for reservations.

Sept. 5 – Shut Up and Sing (2006)

Featuring Live Music at 6 pm and the screening at 7 pm.

Click here for reservations. 

Sept. 12 – End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (2003)

Featuring Live Music at 6 pm and the screening at 7 pm.
Click here for reservations.

Sept. 19 – Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)

Featuring Live Music at 6 pm and the screening at 7 pm.

Click here for reservations.

For full detailed listings and reservations, click here.

 

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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. 

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In This Issue:
Carrie’s Match is Completed!
Film Fridays – Selling Out Quickly
Snooty’s Gala 2014 Save the Date
Program Calendar
Facility Rentals
Snooty Cam
Museum Hours
Museum Awards
Museum Affiliations

Events & Programs Calendar
Click here to view our upcoming calendar of events and programs. Call 941-746-4131, ext. 17 for more information.
Upcoming Programs:

Wednesday, August 27

Join us for our exciting live star talk, Stelliferous Live with Jeff Rodgers, Director of the Bishop Planetarium. Each month, we’ll take a look at the upcoming month’s night skies, then enjoy a discussion about current events in astronomy. Past topics include the Higgs Boson, the search for extrasolar planets and the future of space exploration. $2 for Museum Members, $4 for Non-members. Click here to purchase tickets.

Click here for a full schedule of public program events and for more information or call 941-746-4131, ext. 17 for info or to RSVP for any program.

Museum Store

NEW Snooty T-Shirts Now Available

We are now offering some great new Snooty T-shirts to add to your collection! Check out these fun shirts that remind you to “Keep Calm” Snooty-style. The Museum Store also offers a fantastic selection of Snooty mugs, postcards, magnets and even mints! Stop by the Museum Store to pick up your Snooty merchandise to celebrate your favorite manatee!

And of course, don’t forget to browse all of the great adult and children’s apparel, games, toys, and astronomy, history and science accessories that you’ve come to love.

The Museum Store is open during all normal Museum hours (see above), no admission required.

For more information or to place an order, call the Store at 941-746-4131, ext. 28, email [email protected] or visit SouthFloridaMuseum.org.

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Watch Snooty via the Snooty Cam

Check on wild manatees released from the South Florida Museum and other rehabilitation facilities at ManateeRescue.org.

Hours and Info
Current Museum Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday:
10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: Noon to 5 pm
 (Closed Mondays until January)
 
2014 Admission Prices:

Adults – $18
Seniors (65+) – $16
Children (4-12) – $14
Children 3 and under – Free with paying adult
Museum Members – Free
(click here for details)
Active Military / Florida Teachers – Free with proper ID
Combo Tickets are also available for the South Florida Museum and the Da Vinci Machines Exhibition, click here for more information.


For more info, call 941-746-4131, ext. 0 or visit SouthFloridaMuseum.org.

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Staff List – 
Click name to email or call us at 
(941) 746-4131
Brynne Anne Besio 

Executive Director, ext. 18
Jack Balkan
Facility Director, ext. 26

Marilyn Margold

Director of Living Collections, ext. 20 

Jeff Rodgers

Planetarium/Education Director, ext. 22 

Martha Wells

Development Director, ext. 35

Matt Woodside

Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator, ext. 37

 

Tiffany Birakis

Assistant Curator of Exhibitions & Collections, ext. 16

Ellen Ferraro

Visitor Services Manager, ext. 29

Susan McCarthy

Program Coordinator, ext. 13

 

Scott Odell

Maintenance Technician, ext. 50

Annual Fund Manager, ext. 11
Development Researcher, ext. 51
Jessica Schubick
Communications Manager, ext. 14

Curator of Education, ext. 31 
 
Administrative and Development Coordinator, ext. 17
 

Kris Williamson

Museum Educator, ext. 12

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