Special Let's Talk Event with Jay Walljasper
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Special Let's Talk Event with Jay Walljasper

SPECIAL LET'S TALK EVENT
with Jay Walljasper

Topic:
"All That We Share"

All That We Share is an indispensable introduction to fresh ideas that touch all of us. Filled with practical solutions for today's economic, political, and cultural issues, it's a much-needed and thoroughly accessible field guide to the new world of the commons

We invite you to hear Jay Walljasper, Author, speaker and consultant specializing in how to create stronger, livelier, friendlier communities. He is Senior Fellow at Project for Public Spaces in Minneapolis and Urban-Writer-in-Residence at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

December 4, 2018
6:00 - 7:30pm
Seaside Assembly Hall

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DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN with BRIAN BOMEISLER
Nov
1
to Nov 5

DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN with BRIAN BOMEISLER

The Seaside Institute presents DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN with BRIAN BOMEISLER

This intensive class is designed for individuals with little or no prior drawing training who believe that learning to draw well is only possible for lucky people with “inborn talent.” Drawing any perceived object, person or place requires five component skills: the perception of edges, spaces, relationships, lights and shadows and the whole or gestalt. Global or whole skills - like reading, driving, and drawing - in time become automatic with the integration of the component skills. The initial learning process maybe a struggle, first in learning the new component skill and then with the smooth integration of all the components. Each component skill is learned and merged with the others until you are simply drawing – just as you found yourself simply driving or reading.

Tuition:  $1,500, including Supplies
Tuition AND Housing Packages in the Seaside Institute Academic Village, starting at $2,100

Class Times: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cancellation Policy:
A $250 Deposit is due at the time of registration. Amount in full is due thirty (30) days from the day of the event. The cancellation fees are as follows:
30+ days out (before October 2, 2018): 100% refund
15 days out (October 17, 2018): 50% refund
7 days out (October 25, 2018): NO REFUNDS GIVEN

 

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SCHWOB SCHOOL OF MUSIC CONCERT
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

SCHWOB SCHOOL OF MUSIC CONCERT

THE SEASIDE INSTITUTE PRESENTS

The Schwob School of Music Concert
Seaside Homeowners Weekend
Saturday, October 20, 2018
6:00 PM
Doors open at 5:45pm
Enter the Assembly Hall on the East Side (parking lot side)
 

This event is reserved for Seaside Homeowners and Seaside Institute Members only

Seaside Homeowners, reserve your tickets with Seaside Town Council. Click here

Seaside Institute Members, reserve your tickets by sending us an email. Click here

To JOIN the Seaside Institute and gain access to this event and more, click here

Or contact the Membership Director
Janie Henderson (678)-620-8681
jhenderson@seasideinstitute.org

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Julia Othmer Concert - with the REP Theatre
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Julia Othmer Concert - with the REP Theatre

The Seaside Institute and The REP Theatre presents Julia Othmer

Julia Othmer is a "captivating" piano-playing singer/songwriter known for her energetic live performances. Tracks from her critically acclaimed debut album, Oasis Motel, have been featured on such shows as Witches of East End, Switched at BirthThe Lying GameArmy WivesParty of Five, and DeGrassi: The Next Generation and earned her songwriting awards from the Billboard World Song Contest and the International Songwriting Competition.  Julia performed on the Lilith Fair tour (alongside such greats as Sarah McLachlan, Emmylou Harris, Heart, and Ingrid Michaelson).  She has shared the stage with Regina Spektor, Lisa Loeb, Amos Lee, and John Waite among others.

October 18, 2018
6:30 PM
The REP Theatre 
216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL 32459

Seaside Institute and Seaside REP Members receive 20% off their tickets. JOIN ONLINE or contact the Membership Director for assistance. Click HERE to email the Membership Director for the discount code.

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Aging With Grace Symposium with Dr. Richard Jackson
Oct
18
to Oct 19

Aging With Grace Symposium with Dr. Richard Jackson

The SEASIDE INSTITUTE presents:

Aging With Grace Symposium with Dr. Richard Jackson
October 18 - 19, 2018
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This event is open to the public. Registration is required. 

To become a member of the Institute, JOIN ONLINE or contact the Membership Director for assistance. Click HERE to email the Membership Director.

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SPEAKERS

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LET'S TALK - MOBILITY
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

LET'S TALK - MOBILITY

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!!THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE MICHAEL!!

The Seaside Institute presents "Let's Talk: A Community Discussion."

We are pleased to announce as our guest speaker for the October 2018 “Lets Talk” series, Dr. Donald Shoup.  Shoup, a research professor of urban planning at UCLA and the preeminent guru of parking policy, has devoted his 40-plus-year career to understanding the profound economic, geographic, and environmental consequences of parking space over-allocation. The High Cost of Free Parking, Shoup’s 2005 book, is often called “revolutionary” for turning an otherwise dry academic topic into a high-stakes urban issue. 

“Thinking about parking seems to take place in the reptilian cortex, the most primitive part of the brain responsible for making snap judgments about fight-or-flight issues, such as how to avoid being eaten,” Shoup writes in the introduction to his new book, Parking and the City. Dr. Shoup will be sharing his views and offering solutions to the ever-growing 30 A parking problem. You won’t want to miss this event.

The Seaside Institute - working in collaboration with local residents, homeowners, visitors, employers and employees, international experts, community representatives, Dewberry | Preble-Rish, HNTB, ITIC, Walton County, the State of Florida and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity - is implementing the #30AMobility project. Featuring connected, self-driving, and emission-free vehicles, #30AMobility will increase convenience while reducing congestion and emissions; improving the lives of the people in our extended community.

Come and see the latest updates for #30AMobility, and let your voice be heard.

October 11, 2018
6:00 PM (Doors open at 5:45 PM)
Seaside Assembly Hall
168 Smolian Circle Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

This event is open to the public. Registration is required. 

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Click HERE to email the 30A Mobility Director (Jay Liles)

To become a Member of the Institute, JOIN ONLINE or contact the Membership Director for assistance. Click HERE to email the Membership Director.

 

 

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Building Communities with Music Conference
Mar
9
to Mar 11

Building Communities with Music Conference

THE FUTURE SYMPHONY INSTITUTE PRESENTS

Building Communities With Music Conference

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Featuring:

Léon Krier, urban planner
David M. Schwarz, architect
Duncan Stroik, architect
Andrew Balio, orchestral musician

This will be a gathering at the crossroads of urban planning, architecture, and music to discuss the ways that music and architecture relate to community and to each other – and what that should mean both to orchestras and to community leaders and planners.

Conversation will focus on:

•  The role of live classical music in our communities,

•  The vision of a new renaissance for classical music,

•  What classical music needs to learn from New Urbanism

    and its successful renewal of urban community,

•  Considerations for the concert halls of the 21st century,

•  The quiet revolution in concert hall design, and

•  The next generation of concert hall architects, featuring the work of students in Duncan Stroik’s Notre Dame studio

Plan to join us for a well-deserved spring break in Seaside, Florida, described by Time magazine as “the most astonishing design achievement of its era and, one might hope, the most influential.” Seaside itself – and nearby Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach – will be an important part of our discussion, and we will leave you ample time to explore and be inspired.

To book your accommodations, click here. 

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Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

Women's Health Education Seminar

PRESENTED BY COLOPLAST

Attend a FREE Women's Health Community Education Seminar presented by Coloplast. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Registration begins at 5:30pm
Presentation begins at 6:00pm

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Registration begins at 5:30pm
Presentation begins at 6:00pm

Location for both dates:
Seaside Assembly Hall
168 Smolian Circle
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

This is an educational series, sponsored by Coloplast Corp, designed to inform and empower. www.PelvicHealthID.com

To reserve your space or for more information, please call: 866-464-6777.

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SEASIDE PRIZE
Feb
22
to Feb 25

SEASIDE PRIZE

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS SELLING OUT QUICKLY!
Only select weekend events are still available. 
Please contact us directly to inquire about availability (850)-231-2421), information@seasideinstitute.org
 

The Seaside Institute and the Seaside Merchants present the SEASIDE PRIZE. The Seaside Institute awards the Seaside Prize each year to individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions to the quality and character of our communities. The recipients of the Prize have a major influence on how our towns and cities can best be built and re-built to reflect and promote walkability, diversity, beauty, and sustainability. Seaside Prize fellows are leaders of urban design, planning, architecture, development, and education.

Sponsored by the GE Foundation and Sunburst Vacation Rentals

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
12:00 - 6:00 pm - Registration (pick up registration bags at Academic Village)
6:00 pm - Introduction by Andrés Duany
                 Keynote Lecture by James Howard Kunstler, Artistry Versus Entropy : A Short                           History of Cultural Fiasco
7:30 pm.- Reception and Cuban Buffet Dinner at the Motor Court

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018
All lectures are held at the Seaside Assembly Hall (168 Smolian Circle)
9:00 am - Working with the Seaside Code with Walter Chatham
10:30 am - Walking Tour led by Chatham
12:00 pm - Lunch (on your own)
2:00 pm - Introduction by Robert Behar
                 The Journey to Building Classical with Ernesto Buch
3:30 pm - Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Tribute to Vincent Sculy Remembrance (at The Wall)
5:00 pm - Book Signing & Reception (at 45 Central)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018
All lectures are held at the Seaside Assembly Hall (168 Smolian Circle)
9:00 am - Seaside: Past, Present and Future with Alexander Gorlin
10:30 am - Walking Tour led by Gorlin
12:00 pm - Lunch (on your own)
2:00 pm - Sense of Urgency with Robert Orr
3:30 pm - Walking Tour led by Orr
6:00 pm - Recuperating Urbanism with Robert A.M. Stern
7:00 pm - Prize Award Ceremony
7:30 pm - Drinks & Buffet Dinner

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2018
11:00 am - Brunch

Accommodations can be booked through Seaside Homeowners Collection. Please call for reservations, (850)-231-3132.

Other accommodations are available through Sunburst Rentals, (850)-231-6954. 

Airport transportation can be arranged through Bill Muldowney (850)-502-0258.
ECP to Seaside: $50
VPS to Seaside: $95
Additional passengers, $20/each

Thank you to our other sponsors, Homeowners Collection and Grayton Beer.

Thank you to the following Seaside Homeowners who are graciously housing our winners during Seaside Prize Weekend:
Chick and Linda Sward
Bill and Mary Florence Forsyth
The Houghtaling Family
The Modica Family
Jacky Barker
Harvey and Sarah Johnson
Dr. Patrice Case
Bill and Heavenly Dawson
Nick and Mary Furman-Shay
The Davis Family
Tom and Parri Swiley

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CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP with JOHN DUFRESNE
Feb
8
to Feb 10

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP with JOHN DUFRESNE

The Seaside Institute presents the CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP with JOHN DUFRESNE..

The short fiction workshop will meet from 9 am to Noon to discuss the stories you have written. John will lecture on narrative techniques and the fiction writing process and will help overcome your concerns about writing and storytelling. Writing exercises designed to give imaginations opportunities will complement the workshop.

John will meet individually in conference with each student. In the late afternoon, students will gather for social time and informal discussions of the writing business. "You will come to the conference with an agenda—what it is you hope to learn—and we will do our best to see that your agenda is met,” says John.

The workshop is limited to twelve writers with short story manuscripts (25 pages or less, please). A reduced rate is offered to those who do not yet have a completed story, and would like to attend and experience a workshop.

Tuition with Manuscript: $450
Tuition without Manuscript: $350
Please click here to register for the workshop

Accommodations are booked through the Seaside Institute. Registrants are housed in a Seaside home, along with John Dufresne and other workshop participants. 

Cottages are available in the Academic Village, for those who wish to have private accommodations. 

Class Times: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

John Dufresne is the author of five novels: Louisiana Power & Light, Love Warps the Mind a Little (both New York Times Notable Books of the Year), Deep in the Shade of Paradise, Requiem, Mass., and No Regrets, Coyote.  He also wrote two short story collections: The Way That Water Enters Stone and Johnny Too Bad and three chapbooks: Lethe, Cupid, Time and Love; Well Enough Alone; and I Will Eat a Piece of the Roof and You Can Eat the Window. John has two books on writing and creativity: The Lie That Tells a Truth: a Guide to Writing Fiction and Is Life Like This?: a Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months. John was a 2012-13 Guggenheim Fellow and teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University in Miami.

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DENNIS COVINGTON & MARK SPANO - BOOK SIGNING
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

DENNIS COVINGTON & MARK SPANO - BOOK SIGNING

The Seaside Institute Proudly Presents...
2018 Escape to Create Authors, Dennis Covington & Mark Spano

Book Signing, Conversation & Reception
Thursday, January 25
6:00 pm
Assembly Hall
168 Smolian Circle
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Tickets are $20 at the door or online

Admission supports Escape to Create Arts Residency and the Seaside Institute

Alabama author DENNIS COVINGTON is revered for his deep understanding of the idiosyncratic South and for finding substance in places where cultures collide and people are living on the edge.  The author of six books, Covington’s best-known work, Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia, was finalist for the 1995 National Book Award.

Redneck Riviera: Armadillos, Outlaws and the Demise of an American Dream, is a comic and tender tribute to his father that provides a ”...brilliant look at the clash of values that is tearing apart much of rural America.” (Publisher’s Weekly). 

Revelation: A Search for Faith in a Violent Religious World, is a fast-paced memoir of his journeys through violent domains in Mexico, Turkey and Syria while on a quest for “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”    

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Awarded writer and filmmaker MARK SPANO's fiction, poetry and criticism have appeared in over 40 national publications. At age 66 Spano created his own publishing company and published his first mystery/crime novel Midland Club.  The 120-page knotted tale of corruption, lies and murder set in Middle America during the 1950’s received unexpected critical praise and continues to attract a passionate readership in the genre of noir fiction. The book received a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award from the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs in 2017, one of only two new novels honored in the mystery category.

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THE ESCAPE TRIO - CONCERT & RECEPTION
Jan
21
2:00 PM14:00

THE ESCAPE TRIO - CONCERT & RECEPTION

The Seaside Institute Proudly Presents...
The Escape Trio, from the New England Conservatory of Music

2018 Escape to Create Artists
Jacob Mason, Sebastian Ortega and Andrew Samarasekara

Reception and Concert
Sunday, January 21
2:00 pm
Assembly Hall
168 Smolian Circle
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Tickets are $25 at the door or online

Admission supports Escape to Create Arts Residency and the Seaside Institute Music Programs

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Jan
2
to Jan 7

2018 Violin Intensive With Dr. Ben Sung

Tuesday afternoon, January 2, at 1 pm

from Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1001  - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Rebecca Tozzie

from Concerto in D Major, K.218 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Francesca Puro

Caprice No. 24 in A Minor - Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840) Adrienne Williams

The Red Violin Caprices - John Corigliano (b.1938) Erin Kim

Wednesday afternoon, January 3, at 1 pm

from Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 77 - Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Joy Yamaguchi

Excerpts Sam Schoenwald

Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Midsummer Night’s Dream
Beethoven: Scherzo from Symphony No. 3
Strauss: Don Juan
Brahms: Movement 1 from Symphony No. 2

from Concerto in D Major - Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Emily Javarone

Thursday afternoon, January 4, at 1 pm

Caprice No. 13 in B-flat Major - Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840) Joy Yamaguchi

from Concerto No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 31 - Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881) Francesca Puro

from Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 - Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Rebecca Tozzie

from Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 - Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Adrienne Williams

Friday afternoon, January 5, at 1 pm

Tzigane - Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Emily Javarone

from Concerto in D Major, K.218 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Sam Schoenwald

from Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 - Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Sam Schoenwald

from Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 - Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Erin Kim
 

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LET'S TALK - WASHED ASHORE PROJECT
Dec
11
4:00 PM16:00

LET'S TALK - WASHED ASHORE PROJECT

Join us for our next Let's Talk event on 30A Sustainability!

VERY Special Guest:
The Washed Ashore Project

The Washed Ashore Project is an organization based in Bandon, OR, that collects trash from beaches and turns them into beautiful pieces of art! These works of art are used to educate the public and inspire change. 

The Seaside Institute and The Washed Ashore Project are collaborating on a presentation this December. We have BIG plans for 2018, and we need YOU to come out and get involved. 

Ready to see some real change on 30A regarding our sustainability efforts? We are too. Join us this December to learn more about the Washed Ashore Project and what the Seaside Institute plans to accomplish in the coming years.

The 30A Sustainability Project is the newest initiative at the Institute. If you are interested in volunteering, joining a committee, sponsoring or speaking at an event, please contact us today! information@seasideinstitute.org

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ABSTRACT Art Demonstration
Dec
2
to Dec 6

ABSTRACT Art Demonstration

ABSTRACT

The Seaside Institute will host an exhibit featuring abstract artists from New Orleans.

The Artists will be painting in the Academic Village Courtyard throughout the exhibit. Attendees are encouraged to observe the painters in action, as well as walk the exhibit of completed pieces. 

Admission is free and all ages are welcome. A portion of all art sales will benefit the Seaside Institute Art Initiative.

SHOW OPENING:
December 3, 2017: 3:30pm

EXHIBIT HOURS:
December 3 - 7, 2017: 10:00am - 4:00pm Daily

Below are just a few of the artists that will be participating in the exhibit:

Nancyhirschlassenartist.com

Zonagallery.com

Nelltiltonart.com

Aimeefarnetsiegel.com

Duanecouch.com

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SEASIDE STRINGS
Nov
10
to Nov 12

SEASIDE STRINGS

The Seaside Institute presents:
SEASIDE STRINGS
Boyan Bonev, Artistic Director 

This event will showcase the beauty of chamber music through concerts, community outreach, and educational workshops. 

More information can be found here

 

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The Movement: A New Urbanist Networking Social
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

The Movement: A New Urbanist Networking Social

Please join the Seaside Institute, Congress of New Urbanism and the American Institute of Architects for a social networking event for New Urbanist professionals and enthusiasts

We will host an afternoon educational session, followed by an evening networking reception. 

Accommodations are available in the Academic Village. 

$40.00 for Non-Members / $25.00 for Members

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LET'S TALK - SUSTAINABILITY
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

LET'S TALK - SUSTAINABILITY

Join us for our next Let's Talk event on 30A Sustainability!

Aliki Moncrief will be presenting on the conservation movement in Florida.

Aliki Moncrief is the Executive Director of Florida Conservation Voters Education Fund, and was the Field Director for Florida's Water and Land Legacy, the sponsor committee for the successful 2014 Water and land Conservation Amendment. An alumna of Harvard Law School, Aliki has focused her career on conservation policy and law in both the public and non-profit sector.

The 30A Sustainability Project is the newest initiative at the Institute. If you are interested in volunteering, joining a committee, sponsoring or speaking at an event, please contact us today! information@seasideinstitute.org

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DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN with BRIAN BOMEISLER
Sep
21
to Sep 25

DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN with BRIAN BOMEISLER

The Seaside Institute presents DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN with BRIAN BOMEISLER.

This intensive class is designed for individuals with little or no prior drawing training who believe that learning to draw well is only possible for lucky people with “inborn talent.” Drawing any perceived object, person or place requires five component skills: the perception of edges, spaces, relationships, lights and shadows and the whole or gestalt. Global or whole skills - like reading, driving, and drawing - in time become automatic with the integration of the component skills. The initial learning process maybe a struggle, first in learning the new component skill and then with the smooth integration of all the components. Each component skill is learned and merged with the others until you are simply drawing – just as you found yourself simply driving or reading.

Tuition:  $1,500, including Supplies
Tuition AND Housing Packages in the Seaside Institute Academic Village, starting at $2,100

Class Times: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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LET'S TALK - AGING WITH GRACE
Jul
20
4:00 PM16:00

LET'S TALK - AGING WITH GRACE

Join us for our next Let's Talk event on 30A Aging With Grace!
Dr. Hillary Glenn will speak about nutrition and provide practical applications for increasing one's wellness on a daily basis. 

Hillary Glenn received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Columbia University in 2007. She went on to receive a  Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Florida State University in 2013. Glenn is a Family Nurse Practitioner currently practicing at Emerald Coast Urgent Care in Miramar Beach and Panama City Beach, Florida. She has recently opened and is providing health care services at a donation-based clinic in Point Washington. Glenn has a vision of healthcare for the new urbansim that supports prevention and healthy living, by creating lifestyle habits that perpetuate maximum wellness  at the individual’s highest potential for the longest time. In this healthcare system, urgent healthcare needs are met, while simultaneously offering lifestyle programs to support proper nutrition, movement (exercise), healthy sleep practices and mindfulness.

As always, our Aging With Grace Director, Sue Kullen, will also be in attendance.

If you are interested in volunteering, joining a committee, sponsoring or speaking at an Aging With Grace event, please contact us today! information@seasideinstitute.org

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LET'S TALK - SUSTAINABILITY
Jun
15
4:00 PM16:00

LET'S TALK - SUSTAINABILITY

Join us for our next Let's Talk event on 30A Sustainability!

Aliki Moncrief will be presenting on the conservation movement in Florida.

Aliki Moncrief is the Executive Director of Florida Conservation Voters Education Fund, and was the Field Director for Florida's Water and Land Legacy, the sponsor committee for the successful 2014 Water and land Conservation Amendment. An alumna of Harvard Law School, Aliki has focused her career on conservation policy and law in both the public and non-profit sector.

The 30A Sustainability Project is the newest initiative at the Institute. If you are interested in volunteering, joining a committee, sponsoring or speaking at an event, please contact us today! information@seasideinstitute.org

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Heather Haynes: Wall of Courage
Apr
29
5:00 PM17:00

Heather Haynes: Wall of Courage

The Seaside Institute and Anne Hunter Galleries Present: 
Heather Haynes: Wall of Courage

On Saturday, April 29, please join us from 5PM – 9PM at the Seaside Institute to view the WALL OF COURAGE by artist Heather Haynes, benefiting NDOTO.

About the Artist:

For 3 years, Heather Haynes worked to create Wall of Courage, a monolithic installation depicting 80 orphaned Congolese children. This flagship piece of Haynes’ art is the culmination of 20 plus years on a creative journey that has taken her to the some of the world’s most grim and turbulent places. Faced with a life changing decision to turn a blind eye or look straight into the face of tragedy, Heather found her courage, turned to the sky and pleaded with the universe, “Use me.”  From that day forward Heather has been using innate gifts of compassion and artistic ability to try to create a positive change in the world of some of the most vulnerable people on our planet.  Alongside the creation of the art, Heather has been instrumental in a community empowerment project in Goma that includes a home for orphans, a women’s training center, an agriculture project and a new school.  The unique aspect of this community project is that it incorporates safe, easy access and walkability for the Congolese tenants, some of the key design elements of new urbanism.

About One Ndoto:

Shay Bell worked on 30-A for over 10 years, serving as General Manager of Fish Out of Water and the Private Beach Club at WaterSound for St. Joe Company. In January of 2011 she visited the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania for the first time as a volunteer to teach English, her life would never be the same. Later that year she founded One Ndoto Inc. (One Dream), a registered non profit organization to help the locals and invest in sustainable projects.

In 2012, Shay resigned her position with St. Joe, sold all of her belongings and followed her passion. She left the comfort and security of her job, family and fiance and moved to Tanzania full time. In December of 2013, along with co-founder, Heather Haynes we opened the Pamoja Tunaweza Boys & Girls Club, Pamoja Tunaweza means Together We Can. Together we believe we can transform the community and help the areas most vulnerable youth. In three short years we have developed a street youth program to educate and motivate youth living on the streets to become active members society and to assist with living sustainably. We have also opened a workshop that employs 9 youth from our program that produce our signature product whereas 100% of the proceeds go to supporting them. This past year we took over a large B&B down the road from the center to welcome our guests from around the world. The B&B is a social enterprise and an extension of our Club. We are employing 6 local team members and training them in all aspects of hospitality. Our profits form the B&B go directly to support our project in Tanzania as well as the DRCongo.

Our Club is operated by 7 local leaders, 5 of whom were former street youth that were able to turn their lives around and are committed to giving back to the community that served them. Our leaders make all of the decisions for the Club as they have the knowledge and understanding needed to make our members thrive. Shay oversees transparency of all incoming funds and assists with training of the leaders and believes that together we can dream that when worlds collide –  anything is possible.

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LET'S TALK - MOBILITY
Apr
20
4:00 PM16:00

LET'S TALK - MOBILITY

The Seaside Institute presents Let's Talk, our monthly community discussion. This month, the topic is Mobility. Join us for "Robot Cars, Transportation, and the Future of Florida" presented by Tim Chapin, professor of urban and regional planning and interim dean of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University.

Dr. Chapin will discuss how robot cars (self-driving, automated vehicles) is transforming the way we travel, where we live and work, and how our communities function.

Chapin is one of the principal investigators on a research grant from the Florida Department of Transportation to study how robot cars could enhance mobility for aging populations and the transportation disadvantaged. His brief, plain-language presentation will focus on the impacts of this technology. After the talk, people have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in dialogue on the topic.

The Seaside Institute - working in collaboration with local residents, homeowners, visitors, employers and employees, international experts, community representatives, Dewberry | Preble-Rish, HNTB, ITIC, Walton County, the State of Florida and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity - is implementing the #30AMobility project. Featuring connected, self-driving, and emission-free vehicles, #30AMobility will increase convenience while reducing congestion and emissions; improving the lives of the people in our extended community.

Come and see the latest updates for #30AMobility, and let your voice be heard.

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BOOK LAUNCH and PRIVATE EVENING with JACK E. DAVIS
Mar
29
5:00 PM17:00

BOOK LAUNCH and PRIVATE EVENING with JACK E. DAVIS

Escape to Create, Sundog Books, and the Seaside Institute present a BOOK LAUNCH and PRIVATE EVENING with JACK E. DAVIS, Florida's preeminent environmental historian.

Join us on Wednesday, March 29th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Seaside Institute as Escape to Create alumnus Jack E. Davis unveils his upcoming book, THE GULF: THE MAKING of an AMERICA SEA.

Champagne Reception

Presentation by Jack E. Davis

Reading from THE GULF: THE MAKING of an AMERICAN SEA by Jack E. Davis

Discussion and Debate

Book Signing

Jack E. Davis is the author of the award-winning An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century, a dual biography of America's premier wetlands and the woman who led the movement to save it. Davis, who writes for the intellectually curious audience, is also an excellent speaker. He makes history leap off the page by putting you in the story and relating history to our experience of life today.

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WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE GULF: THE MAKING of an AMERICAN SEA

“Engaging, truly relevant … The story of this magnificent body of water … remains an improbable, valiant survival tale in the face of the BP oil spill and ongoing climate change. An elegant narrative braced by a fierce, sobering environmental conviction.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“Comprehensive and thoroughly researched … Davis makes the convincing argument that wiser, far-sighted practices—including those aimed at combating climate change—could help the Gulf region remain a bastion of resources for the foreseeable future.”

—Publishers Weekly

“A magnificent chronicle of the Gulf of Mexico … A work of astonishing breadth: richly peopled, finely structured, beautifully written. It should appeal equally to Gulf coast residents and snowbirds, students of environmental history, and general readers.”

—Robert Eagan, Library Journal

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LET'S TALK - AGING WITH GRACE
Mar
16
3:00 PM15:00

LET'S TALK - AGING WITH GRACE

The Seaside Institute presents Let's Talk, our monthly community discussion. This month, the topic is Aging with Grace.

The Seaside Institute - working in collaboration with local residents, homeowners, visitors, employers and employees, international experts and community representatives is developing a vision for the future of Aging with Grace in our extended community.

We believe people can have a great quality of life - at home - for their whole life. Come and see the latest updates to the vision, and let your voice be heard.

For more information on becoming a speaker or sponsor for this event, please email us at: information@seasideinstitute.org

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ABSTRACT Art Exhibit
Mar
4
to Mar 9

ABSTRACT Art Exhibit

ABSTRACT

The Seaside Institute will host an exhibit featuring abstract artists from New Orleans.

The Artists will be painting in the Academic Village Courtyard throughout the exhibit. Attendees are encouraged to observe the painters in action, as well as walk the exhibit of completed pieces. 

Admission is free and all ages are welcome. A portion of all art sales will benefit the Seaside Institute Art Initiative. For more information, please visit our registration page

EXHIBIT HOURS:
March 4 - 9, 2017: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Daily

Below are just a few of the artists that will be participating in the exhibit:

Nancyhirschlassenartist.com

Zonagallery.com

Nelltiltonart.com

Aimeefarnetsiegel.com

Duanecouch.com

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CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP with JOHN DUFRESNE
Mar
2
to Mar 4

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP with JOHN DUFRESNE

The Seaside Institute presents the CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP with JOHN DUFRESNE..

The short fiction workshop will meet from 9 am to Noon to discuss the stories you have written. John will lecture on narrative techniques and the fiction writing process and will help overcome your concerns about writing and storytelling. Writing exercises designed to give imaginations opportunities will complement the workshop.

John will meet individually in conference with each student. In the late afternoon, students will gather for social time and informal discussions of the writing business. "You will come to the conference with an agenda—what it is you hope to learn—and we will do our best to see that your agenda is met,” says John.

The workshop is limited to twelve writers with short story manuscripts (25 pages or less, please). A reduced rate is offered to those who do not yet have a completed story, and would like to attend and experience a workshop.

Tuition with Manuscript: $450

Tuition without Manuscript: $350

Class Times: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

John Dufresne is the author of five novels: Louisiana Power & Light, Love Warps the Mind a Little (both New York Times Notable Books of the Year), Deep in the Shade of Paradise, Requiem, Mass., and No Regrets, Coyote.  He also wrote two short story collections: The Way That Water Enters Stone and Johnny Too Bad and three chapbooks: Lethe, Cupid, Time and Love; Well Enough Alone; and I Will Eat a Piece of the Roof and You Can Eat the Window. John has two books on writing and creativity: The Lie That Tells a Truth: a Guide to Writing Fiction and Is Life Like This?: a Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months. John was a 2012-13 Guggenheim Fellow and teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University in Miami.

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THE THREE URBANISMS of NEW ORLEANS TRAVEL SEMINAR
Oct
6
to Oct 10

THE THREE URBANISMS of NEW ORLEANS TRAVEL SEMINAR

The Seaside Institute and DPZ present THE THREE URBANISMS of NEW ORLEANS TRAVEL SEMINAR

Most people know New Orleans as the Big Easy, a place famous for its Bourbon Street debauchery and elegant French Quarter filigree. The Three Urbanisms of New Orleans travel seminar, led by Andrés Duany, will show you a different side of New Orleans. We will delve into the unique geography and distinct neighborhoods of the city and explore the artful composition of architecture and cultivated landscapes. We will travel by foot, streetcar, bus, Uber, and pedicab to savor the diversity of New Orleans. Join us as we explore the cultural, culinary, and social traditions that makes New Orleans one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world. This is a trip to see all that New Orleans has to offer ... with a little jazz thrown into the mix!

Package Price: $2,395.00 per Person, Double Occupancy

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