News at the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove
WOMAN’S CLUB OF COCONUT GROVE AND MEMBER JOYCE NELSON HONORED BY DADE HERITAGE TRUST
MIAMI, FL – APRIL 12, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove was lauded at the Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards Presentation of the Dade Heritage Trust held on April 6th at the historic Koubek Center in Little Havana.
“On behalf of the Woman’s Club, I am pleased and honored to accept this Award for Community Service in recognition of our efforts in the preservation and ongoing care of our clubhouse and its foundation as a community service center,” said Marlene Erven, president of the Club. Long-time Club member Joyce Nelson was also recognized at the Annual Meeting with an award for the Historic Markers project in Coconut Grove. Dolly McIntyre, board member of WCCG and DHT gave a presentation on the eleven most endangered historic properties in Miami-Dade County.
The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove, founded in 1891 by schoolteacher and homesteader Flora McFarlane, is the oldest federated Woman’s Club in South Florida. Originally founded to provide for social interaction among the women of the community and to raise funds to construct a Sunday school building, the Club continues to work for the betterment of the community. The present clubhouse was designed by famed architect Walter DeGarmo and built in 1921. The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
14th ANNUAL YOUNG ARTISTS GALLERY (YAG0 March 8th-12th
The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove will host its 15th Annual Young Artists Gallery (YAG) March 11-12, 2017. YAG is a joint program between the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove and the Miami-Dade County Public School System. This year $8,000 is being awarded in art scholarships to Miami-Dade Public High School Students. Chair Lina Duque expresses her sincerest thanks and gratitude to the following Scholarship Sponsors: Korth Family Foundation, Grove Bank & Trust, Judy Orr, Tony Pippo Family, Dolly MacIntyre, Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association, Inc., Mokher Plumbing and Friends of Woman’s Club. “Their support has made possible these scholarships that are so needed by these deserving students,” according to Duque. This juried art show allows students to be involved in an art gallery setting and win accolades, earn funds for tuition and sell their art, if they wish, to an audience of art patrons. The Preview Reception and Awards Party is being held Saturday, March 11, 2:00 to 4:00 PM and the Exhibition runs throughout the weekend on Saturday, March 11th and Sunday, March 12th from 12:00 pm to 5:00 PM.
WOMAN'S CLUB OF COCONUT GROVE REVIVES THE HISTORIC PLAY MARIAH BROWN TO CELEBRATE ITS 126TH ANNIVERSARY
On Saturday evening at 7 pm on February 25, 2017, the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove presents a special one-night performance of Mariah Brown – a solo drama based on the life of the early African Bahamian pioneer. Written by local playwright Sandra Riley, a tradition of theatre and celebration continues at the historical Woman’s Club, reminding us of the deep roots from which our community has grown. Mariah Brown moved to Coconut Grove in about 1886 to work for Charles and Isabella Peacock at the Peacock Inn. Her Bahamian friends soon followed and the Peacock Inn became the hub of a flourishing settlement. Tickets may be purchased online at www.womansclubofcoconutgrove.org. For more information, call 305 216-0626.he club is located at 2985 S, Bayshore Drive in Coconut Grove. Crystal Parrot, Inc. is a sponsor of the event. A reception will follow play, allowing a unique opportunity to meet Bahamian actress Lynn Terez Davis-Nixon, Miami playwright Sandra Riley, other local historians as well as to enjoy fellowship among members of the Coconut Grove and West Village communities and celebrate the Club’s 126th anniversary.