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July 25, 2014

Check out what's happening in Delray this weekend...

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Photo courtesy Brian Bartlett

Enjoy the weekend!

Friday, July 25

4 - 7 pm
Boston's on the Beach Happy Hour

40 S. Ocean Blvd.
Delray Beach
More information, 561.278.3364 or bostonsonthebeach.com

8 p.m.
Aaron Lebos Reality

Unique Miami group features jazz, funk, rock, R&B, Latin and world music.
Arts Garage
180 NE lst St.
Delray Beach
Cost: Tickets $25
More Information: 561.450.6357 or artsgarage.org

8 p.m.
Rock Concert at Delray Marketplace Amphitheater

Delray Marketplace
14851Lyoins Road
Delray Beach 33446
Cost: Free
More Information: 561.865.4613

Saturday, July 26

Noon - 3 pm
Family Splash Games

Includes aquatic games, water basketball, underwater hockey, watermelon relays.
Pompey Center
1101 NW Second St.
Delray Beach
Cost: $3 adults, $2 children 6 - 17, free for seniors and children under 6 with paid adult admission.
More information: 561.243.7358

8 pm
Rose Max and Ramatis

Stay really cool with Bosa nove sounds infused with samba, jazz and world music.
Arts Garage
180 NE 1st St
Delray Beach
Cost: Tickets, $25 - $35
More informatioin, 561.450.6357 or artsgarage.org

Great Restaurants

Prime Catch
Top drawer restaurant featuring fresh snapper, lobster, seafood & steaks. Dine Al Fresco on the Intracoastal. Expensive.
700 E. Wooldbright
Boynton Beach 33435
Menu
For more information: 561.737.8822 or primecatch.com

Fab Flicks

Boyhood Click here to see movie trailer
This is a don't miss film.
Rated $. Drama/Romance. Rave reviews.
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast.

Good Reads

Two Old Fools in Spain Again by NY Times bestselling author, Victoria Twead
When former Brits, Victoria and Joe return to their tiny village in Spain, they are still reeling from their year in the Middle East. They prepare to relax and settle down until...
Great series! Book debuted this week.
victoriatwead.com

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July 13, 2014

Delray Beach rocks day and night...

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Delray Beach...where the sun is out in the day and the stars come out at night

Friday, July 18

6 - 8 p.m. (Every Thursday and Friday from 6 - 8 p.m.)
Cork and Canvas
Painting class led by renowned artist, Talin Lyman. Class includes all supplies, step-by-step instructions, lots of fun plus appetizers and two glasses of wine.
Talin's Tropical Studio
777 E. Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach 33483
Cost: Summer special, $40 per person
Reservations a must. 561.573.0123

6 - 9 p.m.
Singer Tom Willis performs

Jazz standards and Blues. Songs from Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Lou Rawls & more
DIG Restaurant
5199 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost: Free w/dinner or drinks
More Information: 561.638.0500

Saturday, July 19

10 - Noon
Authors Academy Workshop

Research for fiction and non-fiction. Instructor, Eliot Kleinberg, War in Paradise
Murder on the Beach
273 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach 33444
Cost $25 per person
More information: 561.279.7790 or murderonthebeach.com

11 - 2 p.m. (Runs every Sat and on the third Friday each month from 5 - 8pm.)
Savor Our City Taste Atlantic Avenue Tour led by Founder & C.F.O. (Chief Foodie Officer) Denise Righetti Approximately three hours long, primarily walking
Includes four restaurants & two specialty shops & a historical landmark where applicable.
Cost: $65pp* (all tours must be pre-paid and an additional $10 gratuity pp for the tour guide is suggested. Book online.) Once the tour is booked, a confirmation with the meeting location and other pertinent details about the tour will be provided.
More Information: 800.979.3370 or www.savorourcity.com/

Noon - 3 p.m.
Pickleball

Fast-paced sport for men and women
Delray Beach Community Center
50 NW First Ave
Delray Beach
Cost: Free - Paddles and balls supplied
More information: 561.499-2020

4:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Roar and Pour – A Night at the Zoo with Drinks, Food and Live Music
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See the animals with special up-close encounters, listen to the Beatles Tribute band, eat hot dogs and hamburgers at the Fountain Plaza and beer, wine and other frozen drinks served at the bar.www.palmbeachzoo.org
Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach 33405-3035
Cost: Click here to view website and ticket prices
More Information: 561.547.9453

Great Restaurants

D'Angelo Trattoria formerly Carolina's
Charming old house.Alfresco dining in the equally charming backyard. Great pizza.
9 S.E. 7th Ave
Delray Beach
Menu
More informational: 561.330.1237 or www.dangelotrattoria.com/

Fab Flicks

The 100-Foot Journey Click here to see trailer
Comedy. Another fun foodie movie.


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July 11, 2014

Another fabulous weekend in Delray Beach..

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Image courtesy Brian Bartlett

So many fun things to do this weekend - don't miss out.

Friday, July 11

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Sushi & Stroll summer walk
Walk through the beautiful gardens
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Rd.
Delray Beach
Cost: Adults, $8, Children, $6
More information 561.495.0233 or morikami.org

8 p.m. (check out website below for other dates/times)
The Life
Play about Times Square before it was "Disneyfied."
Delray Square Performing Arts
2809 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach
Tickets: $37.50
More information 561.880.0391 or DelraySquareArts.com

8 p.m.
The Latin Jazz Mambo king, Tito Pueentc Jr (check website below for other dates/times)
A terrific, fun show!
The Arts Garage
180 NE First St.
Delray Beach
Cost: $25 - $45
More Information 561.450.6357 or visit Artsgarage

Saturday, July 12

9 - 10:30 a.m.
Single Seniors Group - meets every Saturday
Luncheons and discussions for 60+
Grand Villa Library
5859 Via Flora
Delray Beach
Cost: $1
To reserve a spot, 561.361.9091

10 - Noon
Author's Academy Workshop

His, Hers or Mine. Deciding on Point of View
Workshop for aspiring authors this week led by Cynthia Thomason, author of A Soldiers Promise.
Murder on the Beach Bookstore
273 Pineapple Grove Way
Delray Beach
Cost: $25
More information: 561.279.7790

10 p.m.
Central Park Indoor Green Market Every Saturday through Sept 27
The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar
5283 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost: Free admission
More information 561.499.9935

4 and 7 p.m.
Alice in Wonderland Jr. Also playing on Sunday at 4 p.m. and July 13th & 19th
Adaptation of Alice in Wonderland
The Delray Beach Playhouse Children's Theatre
950 NW Ninth St.
Delray Beach
Tickets: Adults, $15 and Children, $12. Slightly higher when bought day of show.
More information: 561.272.1281 or delraybeachplayhouse.com

7 - 9 p.m.
Full moon guided canoe trip
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
10216 Lee Rd. - Meet at the Lee Road boat ramp
Boynton Beach
Cost: Canoe rental $32 (Canoes hold 2 -3 people; no personal canoes allowed)
Call 561.733.0192 to reserve a spot.

Sunday, July 13

6 - 10 p.m.
Free Dance Workshops for upcoming production of A Chorus Line
Hosted by Crest Theatre and MNM Productions for performers interested in being in the play that is scheduled to run Dec. 5 - 14
Delray Beach Center for the Arts at the Crest Theatre
51 N. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach
Register by emailing MNM prods.@gmail.com
More information 561.243.7922 or DelrayArts.org
Crest

Great Restaurants

32 East
Fabulous food, valet parking available,
32 E. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach
Menu Scroll down
More information: 561.276.7868 or 32East.com

Fab Flicks

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Click here to see trailer
Not my kind of movie but it has great reviews
Rated PG-13 Sci-Fi A lot of violence.

Good Reads

KISS AND TELL, by Fern Michaels. (Zebra/Kensington.)
Fiction/ Romance/ Contemporary Women
"When a string of anonymous emails suggests shady dealings at an assisted-living facility, the Sisterhood members Myra Rutledge and Annie de Silva are ready to beat a con artist at his own game."


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June 27, 2014

The best place to be on the 4th of July weekend....Delray Beach

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Wishing you a happy and safe 4th of July!

Thursday, July 3

Noon - 8 p.m.
Tri-County Thursdays This week California pizza will donaate 20 percent of purchases to the Tri County Animal Rescue (no kill shelter) Adopted animals on hand.
Town Center
6000 Glades Road #1230
Boca Raton,
Cost: Free admission
More information: 561.482.8110 or tricountyanimalrescue.com

Friday, July 4

8 a.m - 9:30 p.m.
4th of July Celebration
A1A & Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More information: Julyfourthdelraybeach.com

· 8:00 a.m. – Noon – Sandcastle Contest on the beach (Sign up for sandcastle contest – 561.372.5478 Application)

· 3:30 p.m. – Flag Raising Ceremony

· 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The Kinected

· 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Burger Fi Custard Eating Contest for kids (Sign-ups for custard and burger eating contest will take place in Burger Fi located on A1A & Atlantic or BurgerFi.com)

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Mike Mineo

· 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Burger Fi Burger Eating Contest for adults

· 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – The Petty Hearts Tom Petty Tribute band

· 8:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Fireworks countdown show with Mayor Cary Glickstein and No Bodies Crew

· 9:00 – 9:25 p.m. – FIREWORKS show launching from the north end of the beach.

Saturday, July 5

10:30 a.m.
Shark Feedings (1:30 on Sunday)
Sandoway House Nature Center
142 S. Ocean Blvd
Delray Beach
Cost: $4 admission
More information: 561.274.7263

8 p.m.
Nate Najar Trio
American jazz guitarist, music ranges from traditional jazz, blues, gospel and Brazilian beat.
Arts Garage
180 NE 1st St
Delray Beach
Cost: Tickets, $25 - $45
More information: 561.450.6357 or ArtsGarage.org

Sunday, July 6

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Swamp Strolls
Guided tour. Learn about swamp ecosystem.
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
10216 Lee Road
Boynton Beach
Cost: $5 entrance fee per vehicle
Reservations & more information: 561.732.3684 or Loxahatcheefriends.com

Great Restaurants

Deck 84
Casual waterfront dining on the Intracoastal. Live bands.
840 E. Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach
Menu
Valet parking
More information: 561.665.8484 or Deck84.com

Fab Flicks

Chef Click here to see trailer
Rated R. Comedy. Very enjoyable movie about what else, a chef. If you aren't a foodie before you see it, you will be when you leave. Four and 1/2 stars from Rotten Tomatoes.

Good Reads

The Art of Adapting by Cassandra Dunn
Great new book. Family adapts to their new normal after a divorce.
Synopsis and interview with author by yours truly Harvard Square Editions

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June 13, 2014

Another great weekend in Delray Beach...

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Courtesy Brian Bartlett
Pineapples, mangoes, and star fruit are only a few of the fabulous and exotic plants that grow in warm and sunny, Delray Beach.

Friday, June 27

8 p.m. (Evening & 2 p.m. matinee performances .on Saturday & Sun)
Avenue Q The Musical (Plays through Sunday, June 29)
Delray Beach Center for the Arts/Crest Theatre
Old School Square
51 N Swinton Ave
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: Tickets $20, Student & Group Rates Available
More Information: 561.243.7922 or www.entractetheatrix.org

Saturday, June 28

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Father & Kids Unity Day
Dads bonding with their children
Pompey Park Rec Center
1101 NW Second Ave
Delray Beach
Music, refreshments & team building games
Cost: Free
More information: 561.243.7356

10 - 1 p.m.
Association on Community Counseling with Rachel Keats, LCSW
How to enrich relationships, communicate more openly and find joy and happiness in marriage
4731 W/ Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach
Cost: $39
More information 561.638.0908 or AssociationforCommunityCounseling.org

10 - Noon
Hook 'em and Hang 'em taught by Kathleen Pickering
Writing Workshops for Tomorrow's Authors
Murder on the Beach
273 NE 2nd Ave.
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: $25
For more information: 561.279.7790 or murderonthebeach.com

Noon - 3 p.m.
Pickleball
The newest craze - combines tennis, badminton, table tennis and racquetball for men & women
Delray Beach Community Center
50 NW First Ave
Delray Beach
Paddles & balls supplied
Cost: Free
More Information: 561.499.2020

2 p.m.
Ring of Fire - Musical about Johnny and June Cash - Friday night performance sold out
Their love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness, redemption, and home and family.
Arts Garage
180 NE First St.
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: General Admission, $30
More Informatioin, 561.450.6357 or ArtsGarage.org

8 p.m.
Turk Mazo - Jazz
Master on the saxophone plays a range of styles, from big band swing to hard bop and classic
180 NE First Street
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: General admission tickets, $25
More information 561.450.6357 or ArtsGarage.org

Sunday, June 29

9 a.m.
Senior Nature Walks for 60+ - also on Tuesdays
Wakodahatchee Wetlands 13026 Jog Road
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More Information 561.749.0907

Great Restaurants

Olio Bistro
42 SE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach 33444
Menus
More information: 561.278.6633 or visit Oliobistro.com

Fab Flicks

Jersey Boys Click here to see trailer
Rated R Drama/Biography
Four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Directed by Clint Eastwood w/14 of their top songs in the movie.

Good Reads

HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDPA by Jean Reagan Click here to see website
Great to read with your children or grandchildren
This NY Times bestselling book is a humorous picture book about a little boy and his grandpa.

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June 11, 2014

It's a happy Father's Day Weekend in Delray Beach...

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Most likely this is not the gift most fathers will receive this weekend although you probably deserve it. But hopefully you will be able to spend time with your family and have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 13

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk SeriesMorikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach
Cost: $8 adults, $6 children (4-10) (museum members and children 3 and under FREE); $2 for taiko performance (optional).
Reservations not required.
More Information: 561.495.0233

8 - 10 p.m.
Music Fest At the Delray Marketplace Amphitheater
Solid Brass Sounds of R&B with Musics from 60s - 80s
West of Lyons Road on Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More Information: 561-865-4613 or DelrayMarket.com

Saturday, June 14

10:00 a.m
Authors Academy Workshop.
Touched by the Sun: Writing the Great Florida Novel. What makes a Florida novel different from the others? Bring out your Florida voice and sense of place. Instructor: Elaine Viets, author of Catnapped.
Murder on the Beach
273 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL 3344
Cost: $25
More Information: 561.279.7790

5:30 - 7:30 p.m, Dinner and Wine Tasting, 8 - 10, Dessert and Wine Tasting.
Gift of Life Summer Evening Soiree
Live music, raffles, prizes and silent auction
The Wine Wave
900 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach
Cost: $50 and $35
More Information: 561.982.2900

6:30. - 10 p.m.
Dad and Daughter Night
Elegant Dinner, DJ, dancing & photograph keepsake for Dad
2200 Highland Avenue
Delray Beach 33445
Cost: Tickets $25 each, for girls under 12, $20 - Reservations required
More information: Danielle Beardsley at 561.243.7277 or email beardsleyd@mydelraybeach.com

Sunday, June 15 (Father's Day)

9 a.m.
Senior Nature Walk
For people 60+
Wakodahatchee Wetlands
13026 Jog Rd
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More Information 561.749.0907

7 p.m.
Doug Carter's Father Day Special
Virtuoso jazz and soul keyboard player Doug Carter celebrates the day with his talented musical family
Arts Garage
180 NE 1st Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost: $25 - $35
More Information: 561.460.6357

Great Restaurants

Father’s Day Brunch or Afternoon Sightseeing Cruise
Delray Yacht Cruises
801 E. Atlantic Ave (Veteran’s Park) 33483
Delray Beach 33483
Menu
Cost & Schedule
Reservations a must: 561.243.0686 or email events@delrayyachtcruises.com

Fab Flicks

The Grand Seduction Click here to see trailer
Rated PG-13. Comedy.
Small town has to have a local doctor in order to close a contract with a big business that is considering moving in.

Good Reads

Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons by Tim Russert
The late Tim Russert tells how he came to write the follow-up to his book about his father, Big Russ

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June 1, 2014

I'm happy...'cause I'm in Delray Beach

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Some of the shells on the beach are round and flat like a button. I'm looking for them (hard job but someone has to do it.) When I have enough, I'm going to use them as buttons for a sweater. My friend's husband has a small drill and he said he'd punch two holes in each one so I can use a needle and threat to sew them onto my sweater.

Friday, June 6

6 - 9 p.m.
Art Walk in in Downtown Delray-6pm
Stroll throughout downtown Delray Beach - special artist showings, jewelry, entertainment, receptions and more at over 14 Fine Art Galleries in Pineapple Grove District and along Atlantic Avenue
Click here to see galleries

Saturday, June 7

7 a.m.
1st Annual 5K Muttsquerade (1 mile dog walk/run)
Benefits the Florida Human Society
Register online Deadline is Friday, June 6th.
Anchor Park
323 Gleason Street
Delray Beach 33483
The Delray Downtowner will provide free rides from Old School Square parking lot at 6:45 a.m.to Anchor Park and back to the parking lot after the race.
After party at Deck 84
Cost: Race, $30 Walk/Run $20
More Information: 561.405.5584, EKevent@gmail.com or 5KMyttsquerade

10 a.m. - Noon
Authors Academy
Writing workshop - This weekend featuring Kat Carlton on "Great Beginnings."
Murder on the Beach Bookstore
273 Pineapple Grove
Delray Beach
Cost $25 per person
More Information 561.270.7790, murdermb@gate.net or FL authorsacademy.com

8 p.m.
Grammy Award nominee, Gina Sicilia in Concert R&B
Arts Garage
180 NE First St.
Delray Beach
Cost: Tickets $25 - $35
More Information: 561.450.6357

Sunday, June 8

9 a.m.
Senior Nature Walk 60 and over
Wakodahatchee Wetlands
13026 Jog Rd
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More Information: 561.749.0907

Great Restaurants</em>

Pizza Rustica (one of my fav pizza restaurants)
1155 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach 33483
Very casual. Close to the beach
Menu
More Information: 561.279.8766

Fab Flicks

Million Dollar Arm Click here to see trailer
PG. Agents are looking for a baseball player from India

Good Reads

Etched in Sand by Regina Calcaterra
Click here to see synopsis
True story of five children who grew up homeless and in foster homes in Long Island

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May 26, 2014

No surprise - another great weekend in Delray beach...

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Image Courtesy Delray Downtowner

Some of the outdoor art you'll enjoy in downtown Delray Beach.

Friday, May, 30

7 p.m.
Special Event: Free tango lessons taught by champion dancer, Monica Lldbet
8 p.m. Concert
Arts Garage
180 NE 1st St
Delray Beach 33444
Cost for concert: General admission, $25
More information: .561.450.6357 or visit Arts Garage

7 - 9 p.m.
Full Moon Guided Canoe Trip
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
10216 Lee Road - U.S. 441 between Atlantic Avenue and Boynton Beach Boulevard.
Boynton Beach
Meet at the Lee Road Boat Ramp. Wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants and bring a flashlight and bug spray. One canoe seaats 2 to 3 people.
Cost:Canoe rental, $32
Reservations Required
More information: 561.733.0192 or loxahatcheefriends.com

Saturday, May, 31

9:30 a.m.
Free Fitness in the Park Delray
Delray Marketplace Amphitheater
9025 W. Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach 33446
More Information: 561.865.4613

5 - 9 p.m.
8th Annual All American Tailgate Party
Food, Beer from SouthWater Brewery, Live Music, Family Fun Zone and Fireworks
Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach
Benefits Delray Beach Achievement Centers for Families and Children
Cost: Ticket @ www.DelrayTailgate.com
More Information: Facebook.com/DelrayTailgate

8 p.m.
Naples Jazz Orchestra - Award winning orchestra
The Arts Garage
180 NE 1st St
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: Tickets $25, in advance, $5 more in advance
More Information: 561.450.6357 or ArtsGarage

Great Restaurants

CABO Flats Cantina & Tequila Bar
Delray Marketplace
14851 Lyons Road
Delray Beach
Menu
More Information: 561.499.0378

Fab Flicks

Maleficent Click here to see trailer
PG-13. Remake of Sleeping Beauty and misunderstood queen.

Good Reads

Murder in the Cathedral "Thomas Becket" by John Guy, number one NY Times bestselling book
Click here for NY Times synopsis

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May 20, 2014

A fab Memorial Day Weekend in Delray Beach

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Photo courtesy Brian Bartlett

We pause to remember those who went before us, especially those who died while serving in the military so that all of us could enjoy the greatest gift of all...freedom.

Enjoy the holiday!

Friday, May 23

Delray's beautiful beach
Always open, always free and always beautiful.

8 p.m.
Stones in His Pocket
This is one of the nine Irish plays from the Irish Festival that the Garage is presenting.
Arts Garage
180 NE First St.
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: $20 per ticket
More information: 561.450.6357

Saturday, May 24

10 - 5 p.m.
Downtown Delray Craft Festival (Saturday & Sunday)
201 W Atlantic Ave (Tennis Center)
Delray Beach
Cost: Free Admission
More Information: 561.746.6615

Monday, Memorial Day, May 26

10 - 11 a.m.
Seventh Annual Memorial Day Ceremony by the Palm Beach Veteran’s Committee (Outdoor Event)
A group of local veterans and community activists known as The Palm Beach County Veterans Committee have sponsored a Memorial Day Ceremony to remember and honor our Nation's veterans who lost their lives in service to our country.
South Florida National Cemetery
6501 State Road 7, south of Lantana Road
Lake Worth
Bring chairs
NO parking in the cemetery. Shuttle Bus transportation will be available from 8:15 at two off site locations: Target Superstore: 5900 State Road 7, Lake Worth, 33449 and Winfield Solutions: 8245 U.S. Hwy 441, Boynton Beach, 33472.
Cost: Free
More Information: 561.649.6489

All day long
Free golf for all vets. Vets pay only for the golf cart. Click here to see Memorial Day Special
Delray Beach Golf Club
2200 Highland Avenue, Delray Beach 33445
Delray Beach
More Information: 561.243.7380 or Delray Beach Golf Club

Great Restaurants

Banana Boat
On the water. Inexpensive. Fun place - I always take out-of-town guests here and they love it. Live Entertainment. Look at website or call for times. Often crowded. I suggest a Dirty Banana (an adult drink.)
739 East Ocean Avenue
Boynton Beach, 33435
Menu
More Information: 561.732.9400

Fab Flicks

Godzilla Click here to see trailer
PG-13, Sci-Fi
Godzilla comes to NYC and as you probably guessed, he's not welcomed or well-behaved. A fun film for almost everyone in the family.

Good Reads

Memorial Day by Vince Flynn Click here to see synopsis
As I have said many times before, my son, Josh, and I were huge fans of Flynn's book and read all of them. Sadly, this Minneapolis author died way too soon but his books where the good guys always win, live on. R.I.P., Vince Flynn.

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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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