This year’s Pinot & Picasso has tropical twist

Dale Forbes (center) presents his original painting titled “Birds of the Tropics” to Pablo & Picasso committee members Laura DeBerard, Susan Clifford, Heidi Bosley, Dale Forbes, Bill “Boz” Bosley, Lee Borellis, Suzy Hutcheson, Mary Rose Bressman, Conchita Vallecillo and Glenna Parris


Helping People Succeed’s 9th Pinot and Picasso will feature the talented artists whose works grace the 2023 Art for Living Calendar, the unveiling of the Calendar, and a fun-filled party, all with a tropical twist.

Thanks to the generosity of local philanthropist Bill Lichtenberger, the elegantly casual event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19, starting at 5:30 p.m., at Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club. Calendar art paintings, as well as other art, will be on display at the clubhouse.

Pinot and Picasso, with a Tropical Twist, is the primary fundraising event that supports Helping People Succeed and the many people it serves. The new theme encourages male attendees to leave their jackets and ties at home and ladies to don that relaxing sundress.

Guests will experience an island-like greeting as they arrive for an evening of upscale dining with hors d’oeuvres, libations and a sit-down dinner with wine pairings, extraordinary silent and live auctions and the island-inspired tunes of musician Bill “Boz” Bosley. Tickets are $200 per person and sponsorships starting at $250 are available.

Enjoy a “meet & greet” with talented calendar artists Alene Sirott-Cope, Yolanda Luce, Kirsty Innis, Janet Kipp Tribus, Marta Elena Gonzalez, Susan Roberts, Susan Clifford, Pam Patterson, Christine Grosso, Julia Kelly, Diane Raymond, Dan Mackin and Patrice Scott.

The major impacts Helping People Succeed have had on the community include:

  • Children who go to bed at night free from abuse and neglect, thanks to the Healthy Families program. 500-plus families benefit from learning techniques that enhance parent - child interaction.

  • 4,500 families with newborns get guidance and learn to nurture and interact with their infants in a positive way, promoting healthy growth and development, resulting in school and life success through the Baby Steps program.

  • Adults with intellectual disabilities live everyday lives as they find employment with local businesses, becoming productive, taxpaying citizens through the Employment Options program.

  • Parents get support (including mental health counseling services) for children who have behavioral and emotional challenges thanks to a loving learning environment fostered by Behavioral Health Services. Adults are now being served through this program as well.

  • Adults with disabilities participate in the community through work, volunteer and community activities thanks to the Community Connections program.

To buy tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Glenna Parris, Gift Planning Officer, at 772-320-0778 or [email protected] or visit



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