Painting it Forward
Friday, May 4
6:30 - 8:30PM
A walk along the beach is a perfect day!
A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.
She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”
The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. However, after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied, “Well, I made a difference to that one!”
The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved.
— Adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren C. Eiseley
Aunt Caren lived by these very words; she considered each one of our stories important enough to make a difference and each of her “Special Someones” a gift. After her sudden passing, Mommy’s Angels Adoption Support Group has taken on her mission to help support hopeful families with our Aunt Caren’s Grant. This grant offered bi-annually helps ease some of the financial burden of adopting and has to date awarded $27,000 to hopeful families! We are very proud of this accomplishment, this community and hope to make a difference.
Mommy's Angels Adoption Support Group invites you to come paint, sip, mingle and support our Aunt Caren’s Grant. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so please invite a neighbor, a friend, family or someone on their journey. We look forward to painting with our beautiful extended family of angels! For this event, doors open at 6 pm and painting will start at 6:30pm. Cash Bar. The painting we have chosen for this event is of a Starfish, symbolizing hope, which has come to be the embodiment of our journey and this group. Everyone will take home their art masterpieces as a reminder of our fun evening together! Don’t worry, NO art experience is required because Pinot Palette’s artists will guide us step-by-step! All painting supplies will be provided including aprons, brushes and a 16x20 canvas. Framing is also available for an additional fee.
A cash bar awaits you! Address: 61 W. Main Street Bay Shore NY 11706 (this is next to the new Salt and Barrel Restaurant) and across the street from Peninsula Chinese Restaurant (Pinot's Palette is off Main Street on a side street, Park Ave). If taking Sunrise Highway get off at Fifth Avenue Bay Shore Exit South and take all the way south to Main Street, make left, then left onto Park Ave. and follow into parking lot. Pinot's Palette has a huge parking lot for ample parking right behind the studio off Park Ave, avoid numbered spots for FREE parking in municipal lot.
Painting It Forward:
A paint and sip class with an extra dose of heart and soul. When you buy a seat in a Painting It Forward class, you're making a donation to a nonprofit or community fundraiser.