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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny 107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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Ride to Awareness

SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESSMAN LAUNCHES CHARITY TO HELP

THE MENTALLY ILL

He and 20 Cyclists Will Spend Two Months Riding Through Eight States Going 3,000 Miles On A Bicycle…For Charity!

 

One in four adults suffers from some form of mental Illness. That’s 61.5 million Americans! Allen Giese, a South Florida businessman, is doing something about it.

Giese launched www.RidetoAwareness.org, a non-profit charity to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and its local chapters that strive to end the stigma attached to mental illness.

In September, just after his 55th birthday, Giese and his band of cyclists are going to embark on a 3,000-mile bicycle ride across the eight states that make up the southern United States. They’re going to spend two months cycling from San Diego, CA, to St. Augustine, FL, to raise awareness and money for mental illness.  

Watch the Ride to Awareness debut video by following this link: https://ridetoawareness.org/ride-to-awareness/

Giese, whose family is personally affected by mental illness, will stop in 10 cities along the 60-day, coast-to-coast ride to host events and promote the cause. He has already attracted some corporate sponsors, riders and donations have started to come in. RidettoAwareness.org officially became a 501(c)(3) charity on January 9th, making all donations tax deductible.

Three years ago, Giese, an avid cyclist since childhood, spent 58 days riding his bicycle 2,890 miles from Key West, FL, to Bar Harbor, Maine. It was such a life changing experience; he knew he had to do it again. Having proved that he was physically capable of doing it, he decided his next ride was going to be bigger and dedicated to charity. His personal daily travel blog of that a ride received more than 50,000 followers and he produced a photo journal as a souvenir. That book is now being made into a paperback and e-book as added value for those who become sponsors, ride or donate generously.

This time, Giese and a diverse group of about 20 adventure cyclists will leave from the Pacific Coast city of San Diego, CA, and cycle an average of 50 miles a day though steep mountainous terrain, the driest of deserts, back country roads and even busy Interstate Highways to make their way across the southern United States in 60 days until they reach Atlantic Coast city of St. Augustine, Florida on around November 15, 2015.

They will cross eight states, including California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. They will stop in at least 10 cities to raise money, awareness and pick up riders who can’t commit to a 60-day ride but still want to participate in touring segments of the trip. The cities include San Diego, Phoenix/Tempe, El Paso, Austin, Baton Rouge, Mobile, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Gainesville and St.Augustine. And it’s all to benefit NAMI.

“Mental illness is a very misunderstood disease,” said Giese, who is one of NAMI Broward’s biggest fundraisers. “Until my family was personally affected, I didn’t even understand it. That’s why this ride is so important. It’s not only to raise funds, which are desperately needed, but to raise awareness and remove the stigma associated with mental illness.”

According to NAMI.org, mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Despite effective treatments, there are long delays-sometimes decades-between the first appearance of symptoms and when people get help as a result of the stigma associated with mental illness.

Here are some statistics:

  • Mental illness affects one in four adults – that’s 61.5 million Americans- in any given year.
  • One in 17 live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder.
  • Approximately 20 percent of youth ages 13 to 18 experience severe mental disorders in a given year. For ages 8 to 15, the estimate is 13 percent.
  • One half of all chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14; three-quarters by age 24.
  • Serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year.
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. (more common than homicide) and the third leading cause of death for ages 15 to 24 years.
  • More than 90 percent of those who die by suicide had one or more mental disorders.
  • Although military members compromise less than one percent of the population, veterans represent 20 percent of suicides annually.
  • Each day, about 22 veterans die from suicide.

“The national, regional and even local exposure for this event is huge,” said Giese, whose day job is being president of NorthStar Financial Planners, a fee-only wealth management firm. “Not only are we’re going to spend 60 days promoting our cause across eight states and numerous cities during the ride, but we have an entire team of social media and publicity experts on board now already promoting our cause. Our social media numbers on Facebook, Twitter alone are impressive. We are also on Instagram and have our own YouTube channel.

“I also post a blog every night about the day’s ride,” Giese added. “The last ride I blogged about had more than 50,000 people following me and that was just for fun. Companies interested in that kind of exposure will get a lot of bang for their buck. That means major visibility for sponsors, including a commercially wrapped RV that follows along, media stops in at least 10 cities to visit local NAMI Chapters, exchange riders and big events at the start and finish.

“We’re looking for support from companies including bike manufacturers, clothing and supply companies; hotel chains, outdoor outfitters for camping gear, food and beverage distributors, a cook, an RV rental firm and even a journalist or two who wants to join the ride and report on our progress,” he concluded.

To keep up-to-date on the progress of the ride; subscribe to the blog at https://ridetoawareness.org/category/blog/.

Like, Follow and Subscribe on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, email sue@ridetoawareness.org.

If you’d like to join the ride, email allen@ridetoawareness.org.

If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit www.RidetoAwareness.org and give generously.

 

For any additional information, visit www.RidetoAwareness.org.

 

 


 

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Cirque Italia

 

Get ready for an experience that will take you far, far away to the wonders of Italy and the magic of an immersion into its culture. And into water! Yes, you heard well. Our circus features a 35,000 gallons water stage! Isn't that crazy? We're like no other circus in the United States, you can be sure- and we take pride in our uniqueness.

During the show, you won't believe your eyes when the lid lifts up to 35 feet in the air while a CURTAIN OF RAIN AND FOUNTAINS GLISTEN WITH EACH PERFORMANCE MOVE!

Indeed, our show wouldn't be the same without our artists' spectacular performances! We have artists from all over the world that will make you feel like a child again, keep you entertained and craving for more! Don’t forget the atmosphere you'll be able to experience. You'll feel like you've been transported to Italy! Authentic Italian tradition and origins is what characterizes us, starting from our founder and inspirator, Manuel Rebecchi. As the nephew of Moira Orfei, the owner and soul of the most famous circus in Italy, Manuel can truly say that the circus runs in his blood. He knows this industry and world like no other! His passion, knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit have all combined to make of this show an experience to remember for a lifetime. “I want to see people have fun, enjoy the show, and go out with a smile and the desire to come back!” says Manuel.

Cirque Italia is now celebrating its third birthday, so we can say we've achieved Manuel's dream! The team is always striving to make the show even more spectacular. Chante DeMoustes, our COO and producer who's indefatigable in bringing innovation, has welcomed brand new acts and classiness to our show! Cirque Italia brings performers with unique talent, and is also an animal-free show. This is for those who may wonder what type of circus we are.

THE MUSICAL CLOWNS are our show animators. They display a wide variety of musical slapstick and side-splitting comedy! And how about the VERTICALI ACT all the way from Italy? Wouldn't you like to hear our artist sing Andrea Bocelli while performing UPSIDE DOWN? Then, are you ready to see the optical illusion and hypnotism of our LASERMAN ACT? Watch the laws of physics crumble when the performer actually "holds" a beam of light in his hand, splits it into two, then bends it and wields it like a saber of light! And more magic in the air with the TWIN SAILORS cause mischief with the audience, and perform the DUO AERIAL RING! Children of all ages will be eager for our spectacular MERMAID, emerging from her shell and swimming through the fountains! Hey girls and guys, do you know that she will be delighted to take pictures with you too? This is merely a description of what you'll see and experience! ACROBATIC POLES, HIGH ENERGY JUGGLING, even DARK MAGIC AERIAL TISSUE and more await you! So, get your tickets! We're opening our doors tomorrow! And remember… we're offering a free child admission with each full-priced adult admission in levels 2-3!

For more information, check out the Cirque Italia website: www.cirqueitalia.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Interact with us! Keep up to date with the latest news!

Or shoot us an email at office.cirqueitalia@gmail.com. We will be happy to answer all of your questions.

You can purchase tickets through our website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: (941) 704-8572. We also respond to text message.

 

        

 

West Palm Beach, FL- Opens March 12-15, 2015


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Jupiter Jaguars "Date Nights"

The Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association (JTAA) is an affordable sports program for children in the towns of Jupiter and Tequesta due to JTAA volunteer fundraising. This volunteer fundraising keeps children's sports programs and equipment affordable to area families. 
 
On February 13th & 21st and again on March 13th & 14th, 6 - 8 PM, The JTAA Jupiter Jaguars 8th Grade Travel Basketball Team partners with Jupiter Lanes and hosts "Date Night Bowling" at 350 Maplewood Drive, Jupiter, 561-743-9200.
 
A $10 donation to JTAA earns supporters 1 hour unlimited bowling and free shoe rental not to mention securing the continuation of these children's sports programs. All contributions make it possible for these young athletes to get the equipment and training they need to play basketball and the cost of traveling to competitions.
 
"We are also trying to raise money to put together a year end celebration," stated Tiffany Jordan, JTAA event coordinator. "This is their last year before they enter high school, so they have reason to celebrate!"
 
The Jaguars and Jupiter Lanes invites all to join in for a "date night" with their family and friends and the chance to create memories one pin at a time!
 
Few places in South Florida have the combination of scope, size and staff to put it all together as your community center for family and fun. We are proud and honored to serve as the venue for the JTAA and our children.

 


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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny 107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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Dr. Thomas Poulson to Receive MacArthur Beach State Park’s 2015 Environmental Champion Award

 Dr. Thomas Poulson has been chosen as MacArthur Beach State Park’s 2015 Environmental Champion for his tireless dedication to conservation and environmental education.  Recognized for the beanie cap he often sports, Dr. Tom can be found giving tours at AR Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, teaching classes and the Lifelong Learning Center at FAU Jupiter Campus or volunteering at the Abacoa Community Garden.  

Dr. Tom lives by the words of Baba Dioum, Senegalese poet and conservationist, "You will conserve only what you love.  You will love only what you understand.  And you will understand only what you are taught."  Tom says his corollary is, "You really understand only what you can teach to kids."  His dedication to the next generation shows through his work on Envirothon, a   environmentally themed academic competition for high school students and through his participation with the Sierra Club Inner City Outings program, sharing his knowledge and love of nature with children who don’t usually have the opportunity to get out into natural places. 

MacArthur Beach State Park will recognize Dr. Tom as the 2015 Environmental Champion at NatureScaping: an Outdoor Festival on March 14 at 1:00 p.m.  NatureScaping is a free outdoor festival established to promote environmental education, support the planting of native species, and to provide an enjoyable day at the Park for all ages.  This year there will be a Geocaching program, a kayaking obstacle course, fishing clinic and paddle boarding demonstrations.  Additionally, there will be a Food Truck Invasion with a variety of food for everyone!

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Palm Beach County’s only state park, is situated on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon.  The Park is made up of 438 acres of pristine coastal land and contains four different communities or habitats including seven species of plants and twenty-two species of animals on the endangered or threatened list.  MacArthur Beach is truly an “Island in Time”.       

 

 

 


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Speak Up For Kids

 

 

 

The Fourth Annual Benefit Gala
presented by Speak Up for Kids of Palm Beach County
 
One Night Only,
Monday, March 16, 2015, 8pm
Broadway Stars come out for
Speak Up for Kids of Palm Beach County


William Michals fresh from Broadway starring in the Hunchback of Notre Dame with appearances ranging from The Beast in Disney’s classic to the Opera, Television, and in concert, William Michals continues to live up to the moniker “America’s Baritone” .....
Bruce Smirnoff a riotous comedian with funny-because-they're-true stories about bad dates, crazy relatives, and life’s imperfections. Hold on for a roller coaster ride of laughter .....
Avery Sommers Broadway and Concert Star, with recent appearances on Broadway in “Ain’t Misbehavin’”, “Showboat”, and “Chicago” .....
Ken Block one of the most versatile comic impressionists on the scene today, Ken has made appearances across the globe. You will laugh, you will cry, but most of all, you will be enterained! .....
Marcia McClain award-winning star from Broadway to South Florida, from Grease to Menopause, Marcia will dazzle you with her beautiful songs and breath-taking voice.
 

Hosted by: The Bellaggio, Lake Worth, FL
Tickets: $50 Premium Seating (includes “Meet and Greet” reception after the show)
$35 Reserved (All tickets include a chance to win a large screen tv)

Purchase tickets by calling 561-389-7740
Learn how you can help local children at  www.SpeakUpForKidsPBC.org

 

 

You may support Speak Up for Kids by:

  • Making a donation directly to Speak Up for Kids through our websitewww.SpeakUpForKidsPBC.org. No amount is too large or small. YOUR donation CAN make a difference in a child's life.
  • Doing your shopping through Smile.Amazon.com  [Visit www.Smile.Amazon.com, select Speak Up for Kids of PBC as your charity of choice and a % of your purchases will go directly toward our goal of 100% representation for children in Palm Beach County!
  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube (links available on our website)


Speak Up for Kids of Palm Beach County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide support to the Palm Beach County Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program and its volunteers that advocate for abused, abandoned, or neglected children. These children are often removed from their homes and placed in foster homes, group homes, or with relatives or friends and need someone to Speak Up for their best interests. GALs are caring individuals devoting their efforts to helping these children.

Learn more at www.SpeakUpForKidsPBC.org or 561-355-3799

 


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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny 107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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Port Salerno Elementary School partners with Eli’s House to Offer Spectacular Artists and Authors Speakers Series for Students

Port Salerno Elementary School, in partnership with Eli’s House, is proud to announce the continuing Artists and Author’s Speakers for the school’s Elementary Speaker and Arts in Education Series. The speakers and artists will be speaking and performing to students at Port Salerno Elementary School in Stuart, FL.

Featured speakers and artists:

o January 15 - Marc Brown: Beloved children’s author and creator of Arthur the Aardvark

o February 9 - James Patterson: Prolific and record-breaking author for adults and kids

o February 10 - Ailey II: The second dance company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the “next generation of dance”

o March 23 - Tom Chapin: GRAMMY Award-winning musician About the Speaker Series: A cornerstone of the Eli’s House holistic approach to literacy is to regularly expose children to the extraordinary experiences that can be found in a book, a piece of music, a dance, or another art form. The innovative Speaker Series does just that for the children of Port Salerno Elementary School. By offering children these magical, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, Eli’s House hopes to create a belief that school is transformative and an important, vibrant part of the community. Past speakers have included: Elizabeth Alexander, Angélique Kidjo, Carl Hiaasen, and Anna Quindlen.

About the Arts in Education Program: Eli’s House believes that the arts should be accessible to all children and is proud to partner with the Lyric Theatre through their Discovery Series. The children of Port Salerno Elementary School will be treated to a wonderful performance by Ailey II Dance Company. More artists will be added as they are confirmed.

If you would like to attend and report on one of the upcoming events, please contact Principal Patricia Harvey at Port Salerno Elementary School (772) 219-1610.

Eli’s house is a non-profit organization that seeks to ensure that all children in the Port Salerno, FL community have access to books and resources, and exposure to literacy and enrichment programs in school, as well as a quality, well-built home.

For additional information about Eli’s House, visit www.elis-house.org.


 

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Delray Beach Bacon and Bourbon Fest

Three years in development, from the fertile minds of the folks whobring you the annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest and the Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival, the Bacon & Bourbon Festival shines a loving light on our most flavorful food-Bacon, and the quintessential American liquor, Bourbon. 

We bring you a wide ranging menu of bacon and pork related dishedfrom the sublime along with an eclectic selection of bourbon and whiskeys. All intended to enhance your knowledge and pleasure of American made Bourbon and whiskey. 

Join us March 28th & 29th 2015, for a culinary journey with a pig and a barrel in beautiful downtown Delray Beach. 

We've cleared it with your doctor, your cardiologist and your mother so "Come and sow your wild oats!' at the Delray Beach Bacon & Bourbon Festival.


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QUANTUM FOUNDATION & MODERNIZING MEDICINE HOST CODE4GOOD HACKATHON TO INSPIRE HEALTH SOLUTIONS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

 

Participants will conceive, design, develop and present working technology-based solutions to real social problems in the county. Philanthropy meets innovation with $10,000 in cash prizes and a chance to better the health of underserved communities.

Quantum Foundation is teaming up with Modernizing Medicine and Florida Atlantic University’s world-class accelerator, Tech Runway, to stimulate health-related innovation in Palm Beach County at a tech weekend on March 28 – 29, 2015. Quantum Foundation will host its first hackathon, giving engineers, designers and entrepreneurs a hands-on environment to connect, build teams and create a piece of software that enhances the quality of life in underserved communities.

Throughout the weekend, participants will work together to create a technology solution then present their project to a panel of judges on the final day. There's a cash incentive for these teams to show up and put their talents to work. The top three teams will receive prizes in these denominations: First Prize: $5,000; Second Prize: $3,000; Third Prize: $2,000.The first place team will have the opportunity to participate in building their solution into an actual working product.

This event gives aspiring entrepreneurs, engineers, creatives and tech experts an opportunity to showcase their skills and code for good in Palm Beach County.

“South Florida is home to some of the best and brightest coders and software developers, as well as individuals dedicated to improving society. The technology resulting from the Code4Good hackathon will help increase efficiency and improve healthcare outcomes for our region’s citizens and beyond,” shares Dan Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine.

The event is open to designers, coders, marketers and anyone who has an idea and wants to contribute to a team in a technical or creative capacity.

The event host and Palm Beach County's largest health-funder, Quantum Foundation, has given away $115 million since its inception and continues to push the envelope in support of its mission of inspiring and funding bold initiatives that improve community health. Code4Good Palm Beach County is the first of its kind in the county. 

To learn more or to register as a participant visit: www.code4goodPBC.org.

About Quantum Foundation

Quantum Foundation is a private grant making organization that funds approved charities and certain government agencies in Palm Beach County, Florida. Quantum Foundation’s mission is to inspire and fund bold initiatives that improve the health of Palm Beach County. The foundation’s funding supports those organizations which provide health care, help people who need health care, and educate others about health care. According to the latest data compiled by the Florida Philanthropic Network (FPN), Quantum Foundation is the largest Palm Beach County-based health funder with 100% of grant dollars used to support local communities. Since its founding over sixteen years ago, Quantum Foundation has given away over $115 million in grants to more than 450 organizations.

About Modernizing Medicine 

Modernizing Medicine® is transforming how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized in order to increase efficiency and improve outcomes. Our flagship product, Electronic Medical Assistant® (EMA™), is a cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic medical records (EMR) system built by practicing physicians. Available as a native iPad, iPhone and Android application and from almost any web-enabled Mac or PC, EMA adapts to each provider’s unique style of practice. This ICD-10 ready EMR system is available for the dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, urology and plastic and cosmetic surgery markets and used by more than 4,800 physicians in the United States and its territories. The Modernizing Medicine family of companies also provides specialty-specific billing, inventory management and group purchasing services. To learn more visit www.modmed.com.

About FAU Tech Runway

FAU Tech Runway is a South Florida public-private partnership formed to foster technology start-ups. FAU Tech Runway offers a collaborative workspace that is a place for entrepreneurs to house, educate, mentor, and fund their companies from inception through venture funding. Through the creation of this unique place, entrepreneurs find the complete ecosystem to house, educate, mentor and fund their companies. FAU Tech Runway unites the complete entrepreneurial ecosystem for startup ventures. Anchored by Florida Atlantic University, FAU Tech Runway partners with the Research Park at FAU, the Institute for the Commercialization of Research, the FAU office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI), and many more.

 


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Events at the Jupiter Lighthouse

Tales from the Archives

Feb 18, 6-7 PM

Join us in the Museum café as Staff shares the latest discoveries in local historical research and new findings from our ever expanding Museum’s collection. You may be the first to hear about new research shedding light on an old mystery or see an unusual or rare donation up-close! What fascinating facts are in the archives of the Loxahatchee River Historical Society?  Historian and Collections Manager Josh Liller will give a 30-45 minute presentation related to local history drawn from our Archives and the latest research.  Q&A will follow. A must for history buffs. Free to the public. Check our web calendar for additional scheduling. Please RSVP to 561-747-8380 X101. www.jupiterlighthouse.org  Location:  Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter.

 

Hands-On History 

Creative & unique experiences tailored to give guests an expanded and diverse perspective on Florida heritage and our environment. Some programs require fees. Please RSVP to 561-747-8380 X101. www.jupiterlighthouse.org  Location:  Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter.

Jan 17   Hands-On Plein Air   Join staff in painting & drawing on the Lighthouse grounds, guests must provide their own materials. Space limited, Admission $10 donation. 10 am-12 pm

Feb 7   Hands-On iphone Photography (iphoneography) Join world-traveler and 25 year film & TV location scout & veteran photographer Cindi Hobgood in a day-long workshop to hone your iphone photography skills and shoot like a pro. Time: 9 am-4:30 pm, Indoor workshop & Outdoor iphone expedition, bring your own camera phone. Space limited, fee $110 per person. Lunch is provided. RSVP required.

Mar 21  Hands-On Archaeology   Join our archaeologist  in learning about archaeology and past discoveries on the Lighthouse grounds. Space limited, Admission $10 donation, materials provided. 10 am- 12 pm

 

 

Hike Through History

Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7, 8am-10am

Discover the topography and natural history of Jupiter’s National Conservation Lands historic site. This 2 mile trek passes through historic points of interest on the 120-acre Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area.  The hike departs from the flag pole at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum and is weather dependent. Program is open to adults and children –minimum age 5, ages 13 & under must be accompanied by an adult that is at least 18 years old. Hiker’s footwear, active wear, a hat, and a full water bottle or canteen should be carried. Admission is free but space is limited- RSVP required 561-747-8380 x101. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469. www.jupiterlighthouse.org

                                                                  

Lighthouse Story Time & Crafts for Kids

Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3, 10:30am-11:15am, Free Program

Join us under the Lighthouse Seminole Chickee Hut for story time & craft activity about Lighthouse Keepers, Florida History and People & Local Plants and Animals.  Moms & Dads, this is ideal for kids ages 8 and under. Please bring a small beach/picnic mat for your child.  Program is free, space is limited, runs approximately 45 minutes, weather permitting, Please RSVP 561-747-8380 X101.  Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter FL 33469  www.jupiterlighthouse.org

 

Lighthouse Coffee & Book Club

Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4 , 6-7 PM

Join Museum Staff in book discussions on all things Florida! Discover the surprisingly rich heritage of our State in both fiction and non-fiction. Coffee, Tea & Refreshments available for purchase. The Lighthouse Coffee & Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum Café.   Donation suggested.  Check our web calendar for Book reading schedule. Please RSVP to 561-747-8380 X101. www.jupiterlighthouse.org  Location:  Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way,Jupiter.

 

Lighthouse Sunset Tour

Jan 7, 14, 21, 28,  Feb 4, 11, 18, 25,  Mar 4, 11,18

Time varies by sunset

Take in the spectacular sunset views and witness the Jupiter Light turning on to illuminate the night sky. Visitors get an inside look at the nuts & bolts of a working lighthouse watchroom. Tour time approximately 75 minutes, $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, RSVP required, 561-747-8380 x101. Tours are weather permitting, call for tour time. Children must be at least 48” tall to climb the tower. www.jupiterlighthouse.org. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469.

 

Lighthouse Moonrise Tour

Jan 4, Feb 3, Time varies by sunset

A howling good time and spectacular evening view of a full moon from the top of the tower! Tour time approximately 75 minutes, $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, RSVP required, 561-747-8380 x101. Tours are weather permitting, call for tour time. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be at least 48” tall to climb.www.jupiterlighthouse.org. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469

 

Twilight Yoga at the Light

Jan 5, 12, 19, 26   Feb 2, 9, 16, 23   Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 6-7 PM

Take in the spectacular sunset views and witness the Jupiter Light turning on to illuminate the night sky. Visitors get an inside look at the nuts & bolts of a working lighthouse watchroom. Tour time approximately 75 minutes, $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, RSVP required, 561-747-8380 x101. Tours are weather permitting, call for tour time. Children must be at least 48” tall to climb the tower. www.jupiterlighthouse.org. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469.

 

Valentines Toast at the Top 

Feb. 12-14, 5-9pm

Romance is in the air. Literally. Propose to your love at the top of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse or share a lovely view with a special someone. A tradition started by Jupiter pioneers, Harry & Susan DuBois. Very limited-Couples only, $50 for 15 minutes of romantic twilight and champagne for two. Weddings are not permitted at this event. Must RSVP by phone 561-747-8380 x101. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469

 

Business Moonrise Mixer

Mar. 5, 5:30-7:30pm

Lighthouse Social with a serene tropical twist. Moonrise Lighthouse climb offered along with catered hors d’oeuvres, music and one-of-a-kind atmosphere on the Lighthouse deck. $20 admission, Free to Lighthouse Business Members, Sponsors & Young Friends.  Location: Lighthouse Deck, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter. RSVP required to 561-747-8380 x101.

 

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. The waterfront Museum in the restored WWII building exhibits Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee, which explores Native American, Seminole, Florida Maritime, Lighthouse, Pioneer and WWII Secret “Station J” history. Showcasing the amazing past of the Loxahatchee River region, the heritage site also features the Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Pennock Plantation Bell and Lighthouse Keepers Workshop. Also available are the museum gift shop, educational programs for children and adults, sunset tours, moonrise tours, weddings & proposals, and special events. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the 120-acre federally designated, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. Hiking trail and observation tower located on the north side of Beach Road. Open Tues-Sun (Open 7 days Jan-Apr,) 10 am-5 pm, last lighthouse tour leaves at 4 pm. Closed on some major holidays. Children must be at least 48” tall to climb tower. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469, 561-747-8380x 101, www.jupiterlighthouse.org.

 

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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Giant Flea Market to Benefit Project Graduation

Giant Flea Market to Benefit Project Graduation

Donation Drive to Benefit

Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County

 

Want to buy? Want to sell?  Want to donate? Come to Palm Beach Central High School, April 11, 2015 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm for a Giant Flea Market.  Shop the biggest flea market in the Western Communities.  If you want to sell your household items, craft items or promote your home based business you can purchase a space for $30.00. Proceeds to Benefit Project Graduation 2015. No food sellers allowed.  Applications available at school or on school’s website under Project Graduation 2015, www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/PalmBeachCentralHS/

Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County is proud to partner with Palm Beach Central High School and the “One Book, One School” program. This program and Habitat’s mission, to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope, go hand in hand to effect positive change in our community. Participation by the Habitat ReStore and the Wellington and Western Communities in the upcoming Donation Drive will help support our mission and will further our partnership with Palm Beach Central High School. We look forward to a very successful event. Visit our website at www.habitatpbc.orgfor more information about this event and our mission.

 


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Swinging in to the 17th Annual Shamrock Classic

 

It’s hard to imagine that a hole-in-one helps provide a comfortable bed and hot meal for a family grappling with the frightening and unfamiliar realities of caring for a sick child, but the game of golf is exactly what guests of Quantum House depend on. For years golfer have teed-up at the Shamrock Classic ready to play 18 holes while helping parents with critically ill children through some of the toughest times they will face. This year will be no different at the 17th Annual Shamrock Classic Golf Tournament to benefit Quantum House on April 11 and 12 at the Paddy Mac’s in Palm Beach Gardens and at the PGA Estates Course. Quantum House supporters and community partners are all invited to participate in the weekend-long golf extravaganza with one of the most unique event line-ups of the season. Golf foursomes and their guests are treated to a private lobster and steak dinner at Paddy Mac’s on Saturday night sponsored by TBC Corporation. The evening will feature traditional Irish music as well as a live and silent auction jam packed with goodies for golfers and non-golfers alike.  

The golfers will tee up and fuel up Sunday morning at The PGA Estates Course at Bay Hill Estates with breakfast sponsored by St. Mary’s Medical Center and Palm Beach Children’s Hospital and then make their way out to the greens. Once on the course, golfers will enjoy various food stations and the opportunity to win a brand new luxury car courtesy of Schumacher Automotive! After the golfers finish 18 amusing holes, they will head back to Paddy Mac’s for a delicious lunch and collect their prizes. “There’s no denying The Shamrock Classic is a lively tournament with food, drinks and fun but it’s really about coming together to help families during their darkest days,” said Robi Jurney, Executive Director of Quantum House. “Our loyal supporters really get what we do and have come out year after year to help us achieve our mission.”  

Foursomes for the Shamrock Classic are available for $1,000 and include gourmet dinner, breakfast & lunch, refreshments on the course, goodie bag and tournament golf shirt. Tee signs are available for purchase at only $100 per sign and tournament sponsorship packages are still available. For more information visit www.quantumhouse.org/shamrockclassic or call Elizabeth Portmess at 561-494-0515.  

About Quantum House: Quantum House is a caring and supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition. The ten-suite hospital hospitality house provides lodging, meals, care and compassion to more than 500 family members each year. For nearly 14 years, Quantum House has been the only facility of its kind between Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando. For more information, visit www.quantumhouse.org.  

 


 

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Girl Scouts Host Thin Mint Sprint 5K Race Tagalong Trot for Little Ones

Attention all runners! Lace up your running shoes and join Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida for their Fourth Annual Thin Mint Sprint 5K on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach. The race also includes a Tagalong Trot 100-yard dash for kids 8 and under. 

The Thin Mint Sprint is open to all ages. Awards will be given in 17 categories, and the first 300 registrants will receive a race T-shirt. Plus, participants get a free box of Thin Mints after you cross the finish line! This is a chip timed race on a certified course.

The registration fee is $25 before March 13, $30 after March 13-April 11 or $35 on race day. For registered Girl Scouts, the fee is $20, and the Tagalong Trot is just $10. 

The race is shaping up to be the best one yet with plenty of fun activities for all. There will be a face painting, balloon twisting, a photo booth, a light breakfast and even massages!  

Runners can register online by visiting https://register.racepartner.com/thinmintsprint, or register the day of the race. Packet pickup and race day registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. at the Micanopy Pavilion inside Okeeheelee Park. The 5K starts at 7:30 a.m. and the Tagalong Trot 100-yard dash begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Mandy Allen at aallen@gssef.org or (561) 427-0190.

 

About Girl Scouts

For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida empowers girls ages 5 to 17 with vision and voice—girls who command their future, engage their communities and inspire others. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida serves more than 12,000 girls in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indi­an River and Okeechobee Counties.To explore opportunities to volunteer or partner with Girl Scouts, call (866) 727-4475 or visit www.gssef.org.


 

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JM Family, Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus Announce the 2015 African-American Achievers

JM Family, Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus Announce the 2015 African-American Achievers

$40,000 to be Donated on Behalf of this Year’s Honorees

Four inspiring community leaders will be honored for their contributions to South Florida at the 23rd annual African-American Achievers awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 15 at 6:15 p.m. at the Broward County Convention Center.

The 2015 African-American Achievers are:

Melton Mustafa - Arts & Culture

Lou Ella Jordan - Business & Entrepreneurism

Rodney Baltimore - Community Service

Barrington Irving - Education

In recognition of this year’s Achievers and their efforts to improve the quality of life in our community, JM Family and subsidiaries Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus will make a contribution of $10,000 in each Achiever’s name to the charity(ies) of his or her choice, totaling $40,000. Including the contributions to be made this year, JM Family has donated more than $400,000 to charitable organizations in the names of its African-American Achievers.

The 2015 honorees were selected by an independent panel of community leaders, including former Achievers, from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The selection committee reviewed more than 200 nominations received from around South Florida after an extensive public outreach campaign.

“In continuing the legacy of the African-American Achievers Awards created 23 years ago by our founder Jim Moran, we look forward to recognizing these inspiring leaders

who give selflessly in order to make a significant difference in the lives of others,” said Colin Brown, President and CEO of JM Family. “Every year we are privileged to celebrate them and say ‘thank you.’”

Look for the 2015 Achievers and their stories in public service announcements by media partners WPLG Local 10, WPTV Channel 5, WEDR-FM 99 JAMZ, WHQT-FM HOT 105, WMBX-FM 102.3, and in print advertisements throughout South Florida.

About the 2015 Honorees:

Arts & Culture: Melton Mustafa

An accomplished musician and composer, Melton Mustafa’s talents have taken him around the world performing with notable acts like the Count Basie Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra and Jaco Pastorius. He is an extraordinary trumpet player and can be heard on recordings across many genres, in addition to releasing four albums with his own orchestra and jazz ensemble. Since 1996 he has served as the director of jazz studies and an associate professor at Florida Memorial University, where he teaches the next generation music composition and the rich history and culture of jazz. He inspires his students to strive for greatness, and many have become noted musicians in their own regard. His commitment to the arts extends into the community as well. Melton works with at-risk youth in South Florida, helping ensure their access to instruments while fostering a passion for music.

Business & Entrepreneurism: Lou Ella Jordan

Lou Ella Jordan learned early in life about the challenges – and rewards – of hard work. Born to migrant farmers, she toiled in the fields throughout elementary school. While balancing high school studies and taking on increasing responsibilities at a local store, Lou Ella realized the power knowledge could have in breaking the cycle of poverty. In pursuit of that goal, she invested what money she could spare to ultimately purchase a neighborhood grocery store. In 1984, Lou Ella became the first minority-owned retail concessionaire at Palm Beach International Airport. Today, she and her daughter lead Tarra Enterprises, a partner in 60 stores and restaurants at five airports. Lou Ella is also committed to the development and advancement of minority entrepreneurs. She is the vice president of Girls II Women, a nonprofit that educates, inspires and motivates underprivileged girls to pursue educational and professional opportunities.

Community Service: Rodney Baltimore

Rodney Baltimore may be known best as a veteran of the radio industry, but if you ask him about his true passion, you’ll learn of his dedication to supporting non-profit organizations across South Florida. As executive producer and co-host of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, he leverages the power of the airwaves to create awareness and provide a voice to those striving to improve their communities. Through his popular Community Spotlight segments, Rodney interviews local leaders and educates the public about available resources and events. His reach has elevated the platform of numerous causes, helping them earn valuable funding and the support they deserve. In addition to his public persona, Rodney is also involved in more than a dozen

organizations and initiatives dedicated to enriching education, family services and hunger relief across South Florida.

Education: Barrington Irving

Raised in Miami’s inner city surrounded by poor economic conditions and limited access to resources, Barrington Irving beat the odds and became the youngest person and first African-American to fly solo around the world. He completed his historic flight, graduated magna cum laude from an aeronautical science program and founded a dynamic educational nonprofit – all before turning 28. He has even transformed a jet into the world’s first flying classroom. His organization, Experience Aviation, provides learning opportunities to children interested in aviation and other science and math-related careers. Inspired by his life experiences, Barrington established the Build and Soar program that brought together 60 students from F-rated schools to construct an airplane from the ground up in 10 weeks and then watch him pilot it. His accomplishments are proof that sky-high achievements are possible even in the face of humble and challenging beginnings.

RSVP

The community is invited to attend the awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 15. To RSVP, visit www.africanamericanachievers.com or the African-American Achievers Facebook page, or call 866-516-2497.

Learn more about the program and past honorees at www.africanamericanachievers.com and become a fan on Facebook.

About JM Family Enterprises, Inc. JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a diversified automotive company ranked No. 23 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” It is also ranked No. 37 by FORTUNE® as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For,” its 16th consecutive year on the list. JM Family has approximately 4,000 associates and its primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota and Scion vehicles; World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company; JM&A Group, one of the leading independent providers of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry; JM Lexus, the largest volume Lexus dealership in the world; and JM Service Center LLC, the company’s internal shared services center. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JM Family has major U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala. and St. Louis, Mo., in addition to offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. Interact with JM Family at Facebook.com/JMFamilyEnterprises.

 


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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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Triumph of Love at the Norton

The Norton Museum of Art has been given the rare opportunity to select works for an exhibition from the collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody, considered one of the world’s foremost collectors of contemporary art. The result is The Triumph of Love: Beth Rudin DeWoody Collects, on view from Feb. 8 through May 3, 2015. Cheryl Brutvan, Norton Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Contemporary Art, calls DeWoody, “one of the most fascinating, adventurous, and passionate collectors of contemporary art.” The part-time West Palm Beach resident, who has been collecting since the 1970s, has amassed a collection of nearly 10,000 paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and photographs. She also has a reputation as one of the best-informed contemporary art collectors, according to Brutvan. Brutvan will interview DeWoody during a “Conversation with the Collector” at 3 p.m. on Feb. 8, the opening day of the exhibition.

DeWoody is a longtime supporter of the Norton, serving on its Photography Committee and funding the Museum’s biennial Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers, which is named after her father, the late real estate developer Lewis Rudin. She also has donated art to the Norton’s permanent collection. With space the only limitation for the exhibition, The Triumph of Love, features approximately 200 works and is structured to reveal Rudin DeWoody’s enthusiasms and concentrations in her collection. Drawings and sculptures are well-represented strengths in her collecting. In fact, the exhibition title is based on a colorful, early drawing by Cy Twombly. (Because her exceptional photography collection alone numbers nearly 1,500 images, it will be the subject of an exhibition next season.)

Other artists represented in the exhibition include American Bruce Connor (1933- 2008), and Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury (b. 1961). Connor’s funky assemblage sculpture, Drum (1962), is one of 10 pieces in DeWoody’s collection by this influential California artist and represents her interest in recent historical movements and the physical character of some of her choices. It is in contrast to Fleury, another artist she has pursued in depth, acquiring 15 silver- and gold-plated sculptures by her. Fleury’s work is characterized by appropriating consumer culture through luxury goods as seen in the work Prada Boots (2003). Both pieces are in the exhibition. Other featured artists include: Nicole Eisenman, Karl Benjamin, David Wojnarowicz, Isamu Noguchi, and Jim Lambie, among many others.

 


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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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