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April 24, 2014

Delray rocks this weekend...

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The Delray Affair - the largest arts, crafts, food event in the southeastern U.S. - is this weekend. It is 12 blocks long and one of the best events of the year. BTW, despite your good intentions, do your pet a favor and leave him or her at home - it's too hot and too crowded. Imagine walking barefoot on that hot pavement with a bunch of giants surrounding you.

Friday, April 25

10 - 6 p.m. (Saturday, 10 - 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 - 5 p.m.)
52nd Annual Delray Affair
More than 600 exhibits plus two covered beer gardens, solo acts and a variety of music. You don't want to miss this.
From the Intracoastal Waterway to Northwest Second Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost: Free Admission
Parking
Information: 561.279,0907 or Delray Affair

Happy Hour
Restaurants up and down Atlantic Ave have Happy Hour. Times vary but all have great prices and offer drinks and food at reduced prices.

Saturday, April 26

7:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Attic Sale: St Mary's Anglican Church
30th annual sale
101 Homewood Blvd, off Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach
Cost: Free Admission
Information: 561,.350.4809

9 - 11 a.m.
Shredding Fundraiser
Cason United Methodist Church
Shred old, sensitive documents
342 N. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost: $5
Information: 561.706.9618 or www.casonumc.org

9 - 5 p.m. (Sunday, 9 - 4 p.m.)
Spring Plant Sale
Mounts Botanical Garden
A huge assortment of unusual plants at reasonable prices
531 N Military Trail
West Palm Beach, 33415
(561) 233-1757
Members: Free; Non Members: $10
Information: 561.233.1757 or www.Mounts.org

8 p.m.
The Jazz Professors/Jeff Rupert (UCF) (sextet)
Grammy winning Jeff Rupert is a Yamaha performing artist, a record producer, recording artist, freelance tenor saxophonist, full time professor, and Director of Jazz Studies at UCF.
Arts Garage
180 NE 1st St
Delray Beach 33444
Tickets: $25 Reserved $30 $5 extra at door
Information/Reservations 561.450.6357

Sunday, April 27

9:15 & 11 a.m.at services, Workshop, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Speaker Rev Denise DeSimone, author of "Stage Four to Center Stage was given given three months to live, seven years ago.
Unity of Delray Beach
101 NW 22nd St at Swinton Ave
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
Information: 561.276.5796 or Unity

4 p.m.
Temple Sinai Concert
Aaron Kula and the Klezmer Company Jazz Quintet
2475 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost: $18
Information: 561.276.6161 x124

Great Restaurants

Park Tavern
Fun place
32 SE 2nd Ave - locat3ed at Worthing Place/Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach 33444
Menu
Information/Reservations 561.265.5093

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Fab Flicks

Bears Click here to see trailer
Great film from Disney PG, Documentary, 1 hour and 34 minutes
A mother bear and her cubs - not animated.

Good Reads

The Opposite of Loneliness by the late Marina Keegan
Collection of Essays, Stories such as Kill for a Living, the story of an exterminator who loved his job.
Sadly, this rising star, 22-year-old was killed in an auto accident five days after she graduated from Yale.
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April 13, 2014

Happy Easter or Happy Passover weekend to you...

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Wishing you a joyful Easter or a happy Passover.

Thursday, April 17

8 p.m.
Shakespeare at The Pavilion (Thursday, Friday & Saturday)
Take Heed Theater Company
Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Outdoor Pavilion
Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach, 33444
Cost: Free admission
Information 561.243.7922

Friday, April 18

11 - 3 p.m.
Cason Cottage Museum Guided Tour
Historical tour of former home of Rev and Mrs J.R. Cason
5 N.E. First St.
Delray Beach
Cost $4
Information 561.275.9578

Saturday, April 19

8 a.m. Visits with the bunny start
8:30 a.m. Hunt
22nd Annual Egg Hunt For children 1 to 8, bring baskets
Seacrest Soccer Complex
2505 N. Seacrest Blvd
Delray Beach
Cost: Free

9 a.m. Registration - Old School Square Park, Cost $2, Proceeds go to Animal Rescue Force
10 a.m.
13th Annual Easter Bonnet Pet Parade
Best Dressed Animals
Parade route Down Pineapple Grove Way and Atlantic Ave.
Judging and prizes at Cornell Museum of Art
52 N. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach
Information delraycra.org

10 a.m.
"Green and Thriving" Earth Day Celebration
Old School Square Park - in collaboration with the Green Market
95 NE First Ave.
Delray Beach
Information 561.243.7190

10: a.m.
Big Apple Bazaar Egg Hunt
Indoor Egg Hunt - Bring baskets for children 10 and under
Big Apple Shopping Bazaar
5283 W. Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach
Cost Free

11 a.m.
Family-Friendly Events at the Marketplace
14851Lyons Rd
Delray Beach
Breakfast buffet at Bella Amici begins at 11 - 1 p.m. Followe3d by egg hunt for children younger than 4 at 1 p.m.
At 1:30 p.m., face painting for children 5 - 12.
Buffet tickets $6, children under 3 eat free.

Photos with the Bunny at The Grind Coffee Cafe, 15849 Lyons Road. Photos $6 per Polaroid Fotobar. Book in advance at delraymarketplaceegghunt.evenbrite.com

1 p.m.
Chopped Art
Fun contest and fundraiser for "Dogs on Deployment" for Military Personnel who need someone to care for their dogs while they are serving their Country.
Talin Tropical
777 Atlantic Blvd in the Atlantic Plaza
Delray Beach
Cost: $5 for the audience
Information 561.573.0123

Sunday, April 20

Easter Sunrise Services

6:30 a.m.
At the beach and Pavilion at Atlantic Ave and South Ocean
Service includes seasonal hymns readings and prayers
Delray Beach
Bring lawn chairs
Information 561.276.4541

7:30 a.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
188 S. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach
Information 561.276-4541

Great Restaurants

9:30 a.m. Board, Cruise starts at 10 p.m
Easter Egg Brunch Cruise
Two hour cruise on Intracoastal
Buffet on board
Cost: $$48 adults, $38, 12-years-old and younger
Information 561.243.0686 or delraybeachcruises.com
(There is also an Easter Egg luncheon cruise. Board at 1:1:15 p.m., cruise begins at 1:30 - 3:45 p.m. Buffet on board. Information 561.243.0696 or delraybeachcruises.com

11 - 3 p.m.
Delray Beach Golf Club Easter Brunch
Call for reservations - this brunch sells out at 561.243.7385
2200 Highland Ave.
Delray Beach, 33445
Menu
Cost Adults, $27.95 Seniors, $24.95 Children, $13.95 plus 20% gratuity and 6% sales tax

Other places to eat brunch & dinner around Palm Beach County - Click here to see suggestions.
Be sure to call for reservations as they may be completely booked.

Fab Flicks

Heaven is for Real Click here to see trailer.
Movie is adapted from NY Times best selling book by the same name. True story of four-year-old who dies and returns to tell his story.

Good Reads

Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander
True story of neurosurgeon who has a near death experience and returns to tell his story in this NY Times best selling book.
Click here to see NY Times synopsis

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April 2, 2014

Another wonderful weekend in Delray...

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Time to sit back and relax and enjoy another wonderful Delray weekend.

Friday, April 11

6:30 p.m.
Where the Wild Things Are - A gala for Sandoway House Nature Center
Silent auction, live music and dancing
Benvenuto Restaurant
1730 N. Federal Highway
Boynton Beach
Pricing Information 561.274.7263

8 p.m.
Trampled Under Foot - 2014 nominee for band of the year at the
Blues Music Festival
Crest Theatre
51 No. Swinton Ave,
Delray Beach
Cost: Tickets $30 - $55
Information: 561.243.7922 or DelrayCenterForTheArts.org

Saturday, April 12

10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
American Girl Fashion Show
For girls and their dolls.
Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center
5150 Town Center Circle
Boca Raton
Tickets: $40
Information: 561.279.9103 or LiteracyPBC.org

2 p.m.
"Pawsitive" Reading Program
Help children's reading and interpersonal communication by reading to Bootsie, a therapy dog.
Delray Beach Public Library
100 W. Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
Information 561.274.1440

Sunday, April 13

Noon
I Do! in Delray
Boutique Wedding & Event Showcase; Sunday at Hyatt Place and Delray Beach Center for the Arts
Registration: 12 noon at Hyatt Place, 104 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach
Show Time: 1 pm – 5pm Delray Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
After Party: 5:30 pm at Hyatt Place
Complimentary Parking: Arts Garage 95 NE 1st Ave., Delray Beach
Cost: Click here for pricing for Brides, Grooms & Guests
Information Click here

4p.m.
Ebony Chorale - The Ebony Carole performing songs from Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday with Dr. Orvill Lawton, chorale director and Kari Van Richards, Unity music director and concert pianist
Unity of Delray Beach
101 NW 22nd St
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
Information 561.276.5796

Great Restaurants

Sazio Express
Very casual rendition of Sazios Restaurant (my fav,) two blocks from the beach and al fresco dining
1136 E. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach 33483
Menu
Call 561.276.2637 or visit Sazio Express

Fab Flicks

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Click here to see trailer
PG-13. Action. Good reviews from people who've seen the movie - not just for kids.
Fury is ambushed by the Winter Soldier. S.H.I.E.L.D. has been compromised.

Good Reads

The Invention of Wings by NY Times best selling author, Sue Monk Kidd
On Sarah’s eleventh birthday, she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her slave.
For synopsis, Suemonkkidd.com

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March 31, 2014

Perfect weekend in Delray Beach...

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More snow storms in some parts of the country but not in Delray Beach. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 70s. Enjoy the weekend!

Friday, April 4

7:30 p.m.
Great Moments at the Opera
Delray Beach Chorale - 65 voices
Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti, Britten and others
Duncan Theater
4200 S. Congress Ave.
Lake Worth
Cost: Tickets $25, $30 day of, $5 students 25 and under with ID
Call 561.866.7086 or delraychorale.org

Saturday, April 5

8 a.m.
The Great American Cleanup (In conjunction with Keep America Beautiful)
Sandoway Hoiuse Nature Center - check in at the Sandoway House
142 S. Ocean Blvd
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
561.343.7277 or download registration forms at mydelraybeach.com

9 - 2 p.m.
Budding Artists at Delray Green Market
Craft activities for fun and learning
Old School Square Park
51 N. Swinton
Delray Beach
Cost: Nominal fee
561.343.7922 or delray center for the arts.org

7 p.m.
Arts Garage Gala Gig III
Fine cuisine, entertainment, works of art
180 NE 1st St.
Delray Beach
Cost $100 per person or $550 for a table of six
561.450.6357

Sunday, April 6

10 - 2 p.m..
Open House at Temple Sinai
Concert by Cantorial soloist Margaret Schmitt, Temple Sinai Shabbat Choir and the Junior Choir
Traditional and contemporary sacred music & Pops Concert
2475 W. Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
561.276.6161 X 100

6 p.m.
BANFF Mountain FIlm Festival World Tour
Collection of inspiring, action, environmental & adventure films from the festival
Delray Beach Center for the Arts/ Crest Theatre
51. N Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost $11
561.243.7922 or delraycenterforthearts.org

6 - 9 p.m.
Arts Garage: "Real Men Bake"
All-you-can-eat baked goods, music, dancing, cash bar and more - male bakers
Hosted by GFWC Women's Club of Delray Beach
Arts Garage
180 NE First St.
Delray Beach
Cost: Tickets $20, $25 at door
561.495.5046

Great Restaurants

Dada
Older home w/beautiful outdoor garden to dine in
52 N Swinton Ave
Delray Beach, 33444
Menu
561.330.3232 or Dada

Fab Flicks

God's Not Dead Click Here to See Trailer
PG-13 Drama
A devout college freshman clashes with his atheist philosophy professor.

Good Reads

Mermaid a memoir by Eileen Cronin
One of Oprah's ten recommended books to pick up in February, 2014 issue of The Oprah Magazine
Cronin was born without legs – one ended at the knee and one above it. Her fingers on her left hand were webbed until a plastic surgeon reshaped them. And her mother had serious mental problems but she overcame it all and there is humor in her story.
Click here to read interview with Eileen Cronin written by yours truly for Harvard Square Editions

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March 19, 2014

Just another day in paradise...Delray Beach

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Friday, March 28

8 p.m. (2 & 8 p.m. on Saturday, 2 p.m.on Sunday)
The Golden Dragon Acrobats: Cirque Ziva
Traditional and modern Chinese aerobatics
Delray Beach Center for the Arts/Crest Theatre
51 N. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost $30 - $45
More information, call 561.243.7922

Saturday, March 29

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Delray Beach Fire-Rescue event hosted by Delray Beach Parks and Recreation
Live demonstrations and information from health and safety organizations
Fire Station 1, 502 W. Atlantic Ave. & at the Libby Wesley Park at the corner of W. Atlantic Ave. and Southwest Fifth Ave (across the street from the fire station.)
Delray Beach
Cost: Free

11 - 6 p.m.
35th Annual Hatsume Fair at the Morikami (Saturday & Sunday)
Non-stop entertainment celebrating the first bud of spring
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach 33446
Cost: Tickets
561.495.0233 or Hatsume Fair

2 p.m.
How To Write a No-Fail Online Dating Profile
Presented by Dr. Dale Koppel, author of The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Online Dating
Delray Beach Public Library
100 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
561.266.0798

2 & 8 p.m.
The Pajama Game Runs through Sunday, April 13th
Lighthearted musical
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 Lake Shore Dr,
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: All tickets $30
Information: :561. 272.1281 or delraybeachplayhouse.com

Sunday, March 30

3 p.m.
St. Paul's Concert Series
"Ah Heaven! What is It I Hear?"
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
188 S. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost: Tickets $15 - $20, students, $15
Reserve tickets online at stpaulsdelray.org

Great Restaurants

Patio Delray
Great place to go to relax and have cocktails - very charming expensive
800 Palm Trail
Delray Beach
Menu
561.279.0880 or visit patiodelray.com


Fab Flicks

Noah Click here to see trailer.
Biblical story of Noah and the Arc - Big flood, Big boat. I can't wait to see it.

Good Reads

Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer (NY Times bestselling author
Number four in the ongoing saga of the Clifton and Barirngton Families
Book begins with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident.
Synopsis

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March 17, 2014

Somewhere over the rainbow is Delray Beach

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From beach bums to book worms, there's plenty to enjoy in Delray Beach.

Friday, March 21

6 - 9 p.m.
Art Walk
More than 12 art galleries participating - some serving food & drinks
Along Atlantic Ave. and Pineapple Grove
Delray Beach
For participating galleries, 561.243.4077 or Gallery Walk

Saturday, March 22

9 - 5 p.m.
Diversity Festival All People's Day
Dance music and social theatre spanning the globe
Pompey Park
1101 NW 2nd St.
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More information - 561.495.9818 or www.allpeoplesday.org

2 p.m.
Delray Beach Library National Pen Women
Top, local authors discuss their latest books at the Nationa League of American Pen Women's Cavalcade of Authors.
Delray Beach Public Library
100 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach.
Q&A period and refreshments
Cost: Free
More information - 561.266.0194

8 p.m.
Peter Bernstein, classical guitarist
Arts Garage
180 NE First St
Delray Beach
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
More information - .561.450.6357

Sunday, March 23

9 a.m.
Senior Nature Walk
For those 60+, also on Tuesdays
Wakodahatchee Wetlands
13026 Jog Road
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More information - 561.749.0907

2 - 8 p.m.
Puttin' for Pajamas
Sixth annual fundraiser - Bring a new pair of pajamas as a donation for kids
Puttin' Around Mini Golf
350 NE 5th Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost: Adults, $25, 16 and younger, $20. Includes 18 holes and two drinks.
More information - 561.450.6162

3 p.m.
Organ and Piano Concert
Edward Krynicki (organist) and Elaine Reinhardt (pianist) Reception following concert
Church of the Palms
1960 N. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More information - 561.276.6347

Great Restaurants

The Porch - husband-and-wife owners also own Via Flora on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach
Specialize in Italian Seafood. Setting is just off the Avenue in a very charming 1907 historic home.
85 SE Sixth Ave.
Delray Beach
Menu
Reservations or more information - 561.303.3647 or ThePorchDelrayBeach.com

Fab Flicks

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Click here to see trailer
Comedy, Rated R
"The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend."

Good Reads

Cruising Panama's Canal by Al Lockwood & Sunny Lockwood
Click here to see synopsis
A charming and humorous memoir,: A serious automobile accident sends a senior couple on a bucket-list cruise, and their voyage turns out to be a lively adventure, full of dynamic discoveries and unexpected events"
This book is a charming and humorous memoir. "A serious automobile accident sends a senior couple on a bucket-list cruise, and their voyage turns out to be a lively adventure, full of dynamic discoveries and unexpected events"

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March 9, 2014

It's fun, fab & green all weekend long in Delray Beach...

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Delray's homespun St Patrick's Day celebration and parade has grown so popular that folks from all over the country show up to take part in the lively celebration where everyone is honorary Irish for the weekend.

Friday, March 14

11 - 3 p.m.
Cason Cottage Museum Guided Tour
Historic former home of Rev and Mrs. J.R. Cason
5 NE First St.
Delray Beach
561.274.9578
Cost $4

5 - 11 p.m.
Siamsa Celtic Celebration
Food, full bars, Irish storytelling, Irish step dancing, bagpipes, vendors and a Circle of Lights ceremony.
Delray Beach Center for the Arts - front lawn
51 N. Swinton Blvd.
Delray Beach
Cost: Free admission

7 - 11 p.m.
St. Baldrick's Foundation Fundraiser
St. Baldrick's signature head-shaving fundraiser for children w/cancer.
Delray Beach Center for the Arts @ the Pavillion
51 N. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach
Call 888.899.BALD or visit StBaldricks.org
Parking - come early, it's crowded
Cost: Free admission

Saturday, March 15

11 - 7 p.m.
Pre & Post Parade Activities
Along Atlantic Avenue downtown Delray & continuation of Celtic Celebration at Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton

2 - 4:30 p.m.
St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival Click here to see website
Parade Route: Begins on East 7th Ave., travels West on Atlantic Ave. and ends at West 5th Ave. and Atlantic Ave. at the Delray Beach Fire Rescue Headquarters station.
Tips & Advice
Directions & Parking
Free

Sunday, March 16

Doors open at 3 p.m.
My Author is My Hero Day - Local authors will donate a portion of their sales to the Boca Raton Walk on Water Fund.
Screening of Temple Grandin & Refreshments
Center for Spiritual Living
2 SW 12th Avenue
Boca Raton
Cost: $5 donation
For more information, call 561.483.2054

Great Restaurants

Tim Finnegan's Irish Pub Click here to see website
Authentic Irish food, Dancers, pipers and more from Ireland on March 17th
2885 S Federal Hwy
Delray Beach 33483
561.330.3153

Fab Flicks

The Snapper Click here to see trailer - you need Adobe
DVD/ Comedy/Irish film/No rating
Small town is in a twit when a young pregnant woman refuses to reveal the father of the unborn little "snapper." Very funny film.

Good Reads

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt Click here to see synopsis
Memoir from the late Frank McCourt about his poverty-stricken life growing up in Limerick, Ireland. Love this book - I laughed out loud and teared up as I read it.

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March 2, 2014

Spring forward into another fabulous weekend in Delray ...

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Perfect weather for taking it easy or enjoying the many things to do around town. Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour on Saturday night for Daylight Saving time, and Delray residents, have a voice in your community and vote on Tuesday, March 11th for City Commissioner.

Friday, March 7

4 - 7 p.m.
Happy Hour
Rack's Fish House and Oyster Bar
Indoor and patio seating (for tables and the bar) and half off on appetizers, draft beer, glasses of wine under $14, and most liquor + great people watching.
5 SE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, 33444
561.450. 6718 or racksdelray.com

8 p.m. Also 2 & 8 p.m. on Sarurday & 2 p.m. on Sunday
Rhythm of the Dance
National Dance Company of Ireland presents dance and music
Delray Beach Center for the Arts/Crest Theatre
51 N. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost $45
561.243.7922 or delraybeachcenterforthearts.org

Saturday, March 8

9 - 2 p.m.
Delray Beach Green Market
Come hungry - Local produce/small businesses. Dog friendly.
Old School Square Park
NE 2nd Avenue, 1/2 block north of Atlantic Ave
Downtown, Delray Beach
Cost: Free Admission
561.276.7511

11 - 4 p.m.
Artful Extravaganza
National League of American Pen Woman
Art, books, mysic, jewelry, photos crafts and raffles. Benefits college women in the arts.
South County Civic Center
16700 Jog Road
Delray Beach
Cost: $2 admission
561.400.1550 or www.bocapenwomen.org

11 - 5 p.m. Also on Sunday, 11 - 5 p.m.
WellFest Cick here to see website
Includes: Expo, Eat well food court, fitness center, pet wellness, wellness expert speakers
Held outdoors throughout @ Delray Center for the Arts and indoors at Hyatt Place (for Expert Speaker Sessions)
Delray Beach
Cost: $15/$20 for two days
561.921.5182


2 p.m.
Pawsitive Reading Program
Children read to Bootsie, the therapy dog
Delray Beach Public Library
100 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
Call 561.266.0197 to sign up

Sunday, March 9

2 p.m.
Delray Beach Public Library Sunday Music Matinee Series
Violinist, Mei Mei Luo performs
100 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost Tickets $15
561.266.9490

4 p.m.
Delray String Quartet
The Colony Hotel
525 E. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost: Tickets $35
561.213.4138 for reservations

Great Restaurants

El Camino Tequila Bar
Mexican Soul Food
15 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach 33444
Menu
561 865.5350 or visit elcaminodelray.com

Fab Flicks

Like Father, Like Son Click here to see trailer
PG-13/Drama. Subtitles. Very touching story.
Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth and must and choose his biological son or the boy he raised as his own. What would you do?

Good Reads

Flesh & Bones ( from the Jake Lassiter series/mystery) by Paul Levine, a bestselling author and South Florida resident and co-wrote the TV series, Jag with Don Bellisario. Click here to see my interview with Levine on Harvard Square Editions.
Book synopsis

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February 24, 2014

Plenty to do in Delray this weekend...

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Spring is in the air in Delray. The showy, yellow flowers on the Tabulia trees are beginning to blossom, spring training for baseball teams is in full swing and the the Atlantic is warm and wonderful.

Thursday, Feb.27

5 - 7 p.m.
2014 Marketplace Music Fest
The Wolfepak Band- playing favorites by Steely Dan, Michael McDonald and more
Delray Marketplace - open-air amphitheater
9025 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach
Bring a blanket or lawn chair
For more information, call 561.865.4613

Friday, Feb. 28

5 - 11. p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 7 pm.
47th Annual St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Festival - Everyone welcome Runs Friday, February 28 through Sunday, March 2
Great live entertainment, food and beverages, over 20 amusement rides, games, contests, flea market and more. Festivaldelray.com Click here to see website
St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church
840 George Bush Blvd
Delray Beach, FL 33483
Cost: Free admission & parking
For more information, call 561.276.6892

6 p.m.
Delray Beach Bus Loop
Complimentary cocktails and appetizers at specified locations along the route - free trolley ride
Old School Square - check in for Loop card and wristband
52 N. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at door

Saturday, March 1

1 - 3 p.m.
Tea Ceremony Workshop\
Basics of sado - reservations required
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
400 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach
Cost $35
For more information, call 561.498.0233 or visit morikamimuseum.org

Sunday, March 2

4 p.m.
Shimmy for a Cause
Middle Eastern & Future dance show
Door prizes and a silent auction
Puppetry Arts Center
94 NE Second Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost $20 - a portion goes to the American Cancer Society
For more information, call 561.499.3532

Great Restaurants

Prime
Modern supper club featuring Prime steak - Check out the $55 dinner for two on the menu below
110 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach 33444
Menu
For more information, call 561.865.5845

Fab Flicks

Pompeii - Click here to see trailer
Pg-13. Action/Adventure/Drama
A slave-turned-gladiator is in a race against time to save his true love, is betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator.

Good Reads

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter
Allied (mostly American) soldiers who rescued works of art stolen by the Nazis before and during World War II.
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February 19, 2014

Delray Beach - everything but cold weather...

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Whether your idea of fun is relaxing under the palms or a more lively time, Delray has it all!

Friday, Feb 21

4 - 7 p.m.
Happy Hour at Boston's on the Beach
Free buffet, Barcardi Rum drinks f/$2.50, Sam Adams lager of light, $3
40 S. Ocean Blvd.
Delray Breach
For more information, call 561.

7 - 8 p.m.
Mystery Dance Group Class Ballroom Dancing or Latin Group Class - no partner necessary
Studio Dance South Florida
8 South Dixie Hwy.
Lake Worth
Cost: Group class $5 and $10/$15 for Group classes and party
For more information, call 561.313.1268

Saturday, Feb 22

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Delray Beach Green Market
Pet Friendly
Old School Square Park
NE 2nd Ave. - 1/2 block north of Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost: Free admission

3 - 6 p.m.
6th Annual Hobbit Skate Off
Southern Misconduct playing on the mini ramp at 5 p.m.
"505" Teen Center & Hobbit Skate Park
505 SE Fifth Ave.
Delray Beach 33483
Cost: No entry fee
For more information, call 561.243.7158

Great Restaurants

Luigi's Coal Oven Pizza
Italian food
307 E. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach 33483
Menu

Fab Flcks
The LEGO Movie Click here to see trailer
PG Animation/Action/Adventure 1 hour and 40 minutes
Great reviews. Parents can enjoy it along with the younger crowd.
Emmett, a very ordinary guy, through mistaken identity, becomes a super hero and has to save the world.

Good Reads

The Spear of Destiny by Sally Ling, local author
"A number of very deluded but powerful men still cling to the hope that if they can get their hands on the spear, which they believe is infused with the power of God, the Fourth Reich will rise to power and rule the world."
Click here to read synopsis

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