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October 21, 2014

Delray rocks this weekend...

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Be careful driving - lots of scary and not-so-scary tricker-or-treaters will be out and about

What a fabulous weekend. Halloween is always fun and Delray celebrates in a big way.

Need a pumpkin? The Pumpkin Patch at Cason United Method Church is open from 9 - 7 pm until Friday. 342 N Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561.276.5302 or casonumc.org

Boston's On The Beach, 40 S Ocean Blvd (A1A) Delray Beach has a great selection of live entertainment all weekend long

If you are in to boating, this is also the weekend of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show running from Thursday, Oct 30 – Monday, Nov 3. Click here to see details. Added attraction is the mansions on the water that are for sale for those needing a place to park their yacht.

An extra hour to snooze this weekend - Daylight Saving Time so don't forget to turn your clocks back on Sunday.

Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, October 30

5:30 pm
Delray Beach Historical Society's Halloween Fall Fest

Family event. Outdoor screening, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charley Brown," tour a haunted house w/a nautical theme and real life stories of the SS Inchulva shipwreck, which happened yards off Delray's shore.
3 NE First St
Delray Beach
Cost: Free. Donations accepted.
More Information: 561.274.9578

6 - 8 pm
The Day Before Halloween Party

Win a $20 Murder on the Beach Gift Certificate for Best Costume.
Murder on the Beach Mystery Book Store
273 Pineapple Grove Way
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: Free admission. Donations accepted for raffle tickets, cotton candy and snow cones.
More information: 561.279.7790 or murderonthebeach

7:30 pm
Thursday Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

Contemporary Jazz
Arts Garage
180 NE First Street
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: General Admission Tickets, $25
More information: 561.450.6357 or jasonmarsalisvibesquartet

Friday, October 31

5 - 9 pm
A Masked Affair - Benefits Habitat for Humanity

Sponsered by AR Gallery in Artists Alley. ,Games and Raffles Donated by Boca Point Resort and others. A bronze sculpture titled “Raven”by sculptor Bernard Franz of Palm Beach. will be unveiled.
340 NE 4th St.
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: Free. Donations appreciated for raffle tickets, cotton candy & snow cones
More information: 561.444.9989 or 561.573.3590 or amyreshefskygallery@gmail.com

7:30 pm
Free Friday Concerts at Old School Square

Lazy Boenz - songs from Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Poison, Def Leppard, Van Halen, AC/DC, and other 80s bands.
Old School Square Pavillion
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: Free Admission - Bring lawn chairs or blankets. No pets or food/drinks. Food trucks and beverages on sale.
More information: 561.243.7922 or freefridayconcerts/LazyBoenz

Saturday, November 1

9 - 5 pm on Saturday, 9 - 3 pm on Sunday
20th Annual Mounts Botanical Garden Plant Sale & Hibiscus Show

Huge plant sale plus master gardeners and horticulturists answer questions
Mounts Botanical Garden
531 N Military Trail
West Palm Beach
Cost: $10 admission for non-members and free for members
More information: 451.233.1757 or Mounts.org

9:30 am
Free Fitness in the Park-At Delray Marketplace Amphitheater

Delray Marketplace
9025 W. Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach 33446
Cost: Free
More information: 561.865.4613

7 pm & 10 pm
The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O'Brien - come dressed as your favorite character

Crest Theater
51 North Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, 33444
Cost: Tickets are $25 each, $20 each for groups of 15 or more, and $10 for student rush with ID or children under 12
More Information: 561.243.7922 ext. 1 or Entr'acte Theatrix

7 pm & Sunday at 2 & 7 pm
Palm Beach PlayMakers: BOXer SHORTS 4

New short plays by Lisa Bruna and Todd Caster
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th St
Delray Beach
Cost: $15 in advance, $18 at the door
More information: 561.272.1281 ext 4

Sat 8 – 11
HAUNTED! a Pop-Up Gala

Dress is creative black tie, with masks and hats encouraged. Open bar, light bites courtesy of 10 downtown Delray restaurants, DJ dance music & edgy art works for sale by special guest artists, Yosiell Lorenzo, Brent Nolasco, Liz Parrish and Amanda Valdes
Cornell Museum of Art.
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach 33444
Cost $75 - fundraiser for museum
More information: 561.243.7922, ext. 304 or Popupgala

8 pm
Lew Tabackin

Flutist and tenor saxophonist
Arts Garage
180 NE First Street
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: General Admission Tickets, $25
More information: 561.450.6357 or lewtabackin

Sunday, November 2

9 am
Senior Nature Walk - 60+

Wakodahatchee Wetlands
13025 Jog Road
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More information: 561.749.0907

Noon - 4 pm
W T Heck Jazz Band

Jazz along the Intracoastal at the Gazebo
Veterans Park
At the Gazebo
Lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets welcome. No pets or alcoholic beverages allowed in park.
802 NE First Street
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More information: Call Parks and Recreation Dept at 561.243.7252 or parksandrecreation

1 - 4 pm
Elks Shredd-A-Thon

Delray Beach Elk's Lodge #1770
5265 NE 4th Ave
Delray Beach 33483
Cost: First box free, additional boxes $5 each
Proceeds benefit Vet's charities

Great Restaurants

3G's Gourmet Deli
Great deli - check for hours
5869 W Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach 33484
Menu
More information: 561.498.3910

Fab Flicks

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Click here to see trailer
PG Comedy/Family
Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. PG Comedy/Family

Good Reads

SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn Author of Gone Girl
"Fresh from a stay at a psychiatric hospital, a newspaper reporter returns (reluctantly) to her hometown to cover the murders of two girls."
Synopsis at GillianFlynn.com

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October 12, 2014

Delray Beach is spooktacular this week...

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Image courtesy Mary Mignano-La Masa

So many fabulous, fun events this weekend. Don't miss out.

Thursday, Oct 23

6 - 8 pm
Music Fest - Via Classic Rock

Bring lawn chairs
Delray Marketplace Amphitheater
Delray Marketplace
Corner of West Atlantic Ave and Lytons Road
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: Free

7 - 9 pm
Dance & Mingle

DJ and snacks
Weisman Delray Community Center
7091 W. Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach
Cost: $5
More information: 561.558.2100

7:30 p.m.
Dracula - script adapted from classic movies & sound effects from golden age of radio

If you miss, the play is recorded and posted at ArtsRadioNetwork.com
Arts Garage
180 NE 1st St
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: General Admission Tickets: $15
More Information: 561.450.6357 or Dracula

Friday, Oct 24

10 - 5 pm (Friday - Sunday)
Orchids on the Square

Delray Beach Orchid Society celebrates their 40th anniversary at their annual sale featureing orchid vendors, potting supplies, orchid displays and raffle prizes.
Old School Square in the Vintage Gymnasium
51 N. Swinton Ave at Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: $5 per day or $8 for weekend
More information: 561.638.9014 or delraybeachorchidsociety

7:30 pm - rain or shine
Free Friday Concerts Downtown - The Long Run, an Eagles tribute band

Bring lawn chairs or blankets. No pets or outside beverages. Food trucks/beverages sold on premises.
Old School Square Pavilion
51 N. Swinton
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: Free

8 pm
Miami Jazz Project - CD Release Show

All-star line-up of South Florida musicians featuring Arthur Barron on saxophones & flute and keyboard wiz Abel Pabon along with Stewart Rabin trumpet, Gabriel Vivas bass and Rey Monroig on drums.
Arts Garage
180 NE 1st St
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: $25 General admission
More Informaton: 561.450.6357 or MiamiJazz Project

9 pm (6 pm professional makeup services at Honey, 16 E. Atlantic Ave, first-come, first-serve, $20 and up)
Delray Beach Zombie Crawl

Stop at four venues, each serving a cocktail (ID required)
Go to Zombie Crawl 2014 on Facebook for details
Cost: $40 for passport

Saturday, Oct 25

9 am - 2 pm
The Delray GreenMarket - opening day

Fresh produce from local farmers and treats for little trick-or-treaters. Pet friendly.
Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave at Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: Free Admission

10 - 2 :30 pm
Food, Glorious Food:Healthy, Local & Delicious

Breakfast Cooking Demonstration by Chef Rey De La Osa— Publix Apron’s Cooking School
Snacks & Coffee, Cookingm Demonstration, Panel Discussions, Raffle Prizes and Lunch-by-the-Bite Tasting Tables
Delray Beach Public Library
100 W Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: $30
More information: 561.266.0194 or Foodgloriousfood

11:30 - 1 pm
Trick-or-Treat Along the Avenue - children wear costumes and stores pass out candy.

Pineapple Grove and Atlantic Avenue between Swinton Avenue and the Intracoastal.
Delray Beach
Cost: Free

Halloween Parade starts at 1 pm at Old School Square and walks to Veteran's Park
Old School Square
51 N Swinton Ave at Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: Free

Following Halloween parade - lasts till 4 pm
Kidsfest

Live entertainment, bounce house, food vendors and make-and-take crafts.
Veterans Park
802 NE 1st St
Delray Beach 33483
Cost: Free

8 pm
Slam Allen Blues - Grammy Nominated singer/songwriter/guitarist

Arts Garage
180 NE 1st St
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: $25 General admission
More information: 561.450.6357 or SlamAllenBlues

11 pm - play also performed Saturday, Nov 1 at 7 pm & 10 pm
The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O'Brien - come dressed as your favorite character

Crest Theater
51 North Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, 33444
Cost: Tickets are $25 each, $20 each for groups of 15 or more, and $10 for student rush with ID or children under 12
More Information: 561.243.7922 ext. 1 or Entr'acte Theatrix

Sunday, Oct 26

9 am
Senior Nature Walk - 60+

Wakodahatchee Wetlands
13025 Jog Road
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More information: 561.749.0907

10 - 3 pm
Equestrian Flea Market - rain or shine

Everything horse and farm related, new and used, for sale.
Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village
16668 Winners Circle Drive
Delray Beach
Cost: Free admission
More Information: Scott at 561.281. 7659 or ientv2013@aol.com

Great Restaurants

The Grove - Open 6 pm, Tues - Saturday
Rated 5 stars on yelp
187 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach 33444
Menu
More information: 561.450.6357 or thegrove.com

Fab Flicks

Ouija Click here to see trailer
Thriller PG-13. Looks pretty scary and perfect for Halloween.
A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.


Good Reads

Cujo by Stephen King
Although it was written in 1977, Cujo is one of the scariest books I've ever read. In fact, it was so scary, I quit reading it. A testament to what a great writer King is.
Click here to see what Stephen King has to say about Cujo

Sneak Peek

If horror isn't your thing, (it's not mine) J. L. Morin, author of Trading Dreams, has written a different kind of scary, Nature's Confessions, a book about climate change. It will be released in January of 2015.
Synopsis: A cli-fi quest to save the universe from polluters, full of romance, honor and adventure, included in "12 Works of Climate Fiction Everyone Should Read"

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A beautiful fall weekend & lots to do in Delray Beach...

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Looking for that perfect pumpkin? Check out Cason's Annual Pumpkin Patch
Open 9am - 7pm, Mon-Sat & 12- 7pm on Sundays.
Cason United Methodist Church 342 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444, 561.276.5302 or www.casonumc.org/pumpkin-patch

Thursday, Oct 16

2 pm
Long Live Rock ‘N Roll at the Delray Beach Public Library

“The Music of the Piano Man – Billy Joel.” by Marc Solomon. Solomon will discuss three of Billy’s most famous songs: “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant”, “It’s Still Rock ‘n Roll To Me”, & of course, “Piano Man.”
Delray Beach Public Library
100 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More Information: 561.266.0798

7:30 pm
Sick Puppies – Comedy

"Sick Puppies Comedy is an improvisational comedy company that performs scenes completely made up on the spot, with no material prepared ahead of time
Arts Garage
170 NE First St
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: $25-35.
More Information: 561.450.6357 or (561.243.7129 or Sickpuppiescomedy

Friday, Oct 17

6 - 9 pm
Artists Alley Open Studios

Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE 3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks
Delray Beach.
Cost: Free admission
More Informatoin artistsalleydelray.com

7:30 pm
Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion

Blue Fire Band - Violin Rock
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Not pets for food/drinks. Food trucks & cash bar.
Old School Square
51 No Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More information: 562.243.7922

8 pm
An Evening with Fred Hersch - jazz piano

Arts Garage
180 NE 1st St
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: General Admission Tickets, $25
More Information: 561.450.6357 or Fred Hersch

Saturday, Oct 18

10 am - 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday
20th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

4th Ave & Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach
Cost: Free admission
More Information: 561.746.6615

3 - 8 pm
Lantern Festival at Morikami

Sorry, completely sold out.

7- 9:30 pm
The Delray Bash
- Benefits the American Lung Association
All-inclusive - unlimited sampling of food, beverage, beer garden, live music and dancing.
http://www.thedelraybash.com/
Old School Square Park
Downtown Delray Beach, Pineapple Grove Arts District
95 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach
Cost: Early bird tickets, $50, at the door, $60
More information: Lea Tate at 561.640.9504 or www.thedelraybash.com

8 pm
Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones

Blues guitar work and songwriting.
Arts Garage
180 NE 1st St
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: General Admission Tickets, $25
More Information: 561.450.6357 or Dougdeming

Sunday, Oct 19

3 pm
Book Club

The Sunday Sleuths book club will discuss The English Girl by Daniel Silva
$9.99. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Pineapple Grove
273 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach
Cost Book, $9.99
More Information: 561.279.7790 or www.murderonthebeach.com

7 pm
Eric Andersen and Rod MacDonald - Rod MacDonald, opening and Eric Andersen headlining

Arts Garage
180 NE 1st St
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: General Admission Tickets, $25
More Information: 561.450.6357 or Rod MacDonald/RodMacDonald


Great Restaurants

The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company
Great Bagels and iced coffee w/ice-cubes made of frozen coffee, sandwiches - check for hours
14451 South Military Trail
Delray Beach 33484
Menu
More Information: 561.455.7491 or visit OriginalBrooklynWaterBagelCompany

Fab Flicks

One Chance Click here to see trailer
PG-13 Musical & Performing Arts , Art House & International , Comedy
Great movie! :From the director of The Devil Wears Prada, ONE CHANCE is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts and how he got the role of Pavarotti. He was a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for 'Britain's Got Talent."


Good Reads

The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston
Scientific Thriller : A terrifying true story, best-selling 1994 non-fiction thriller about the origins and incidents involving viral hemorrhagic fevers, particularly ebolaviruses and marburgviruses. The basis of the book was Preston's 1992 New Yorker article "Crisis in the Hot Zone"
Review by Smithsonian Magazine Click here to read.


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October 8, 2014

Don't miss out on this fun weekend starting on Thursday...

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Once again, there are reported mermaids sightings in Delray Beach. There is absolutely no evidence to confirm these rumors.

Friday, Oct 10

7:30 pm
The Blue Fire Band

Free Friday Concerts
Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: Free admission/ Outside/ Rain or shine
More information: 561.243.7922 or Freefridayconcerts

8 pm
Afinka Funk - Afro-Cuban based fusion band

Arts Garage
180 NE First Street
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: $25 general admission
More information: 561.450.6357 or Afinka Funk

Saturday, Oct 11

6:30 am - Registration
15th Annual Race for Hope - AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse)

5K and 10 K start at 7:30 am. Kids Dash at 8:30 am
Cost: $15 - $25
Afterward: Anchor Park
340 S Ocean Blvd
Delray Beach
More Information: 561.265.3797, ext 109 or avdaonline.org

2:30 pm
Pawsitive Reading Program with therapy dogs, Dakota and Splinter

Children improve their reading skills in a comfortable setting. Registration not required.
Delray Beach Public Library
100 W Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: Free
More Information: 561.266.0197

8 pm
Diane Marino Quartet - Accomplished vocalist, an accomplished pianist, and accomplished arranger all in one individual.

Arts Garage
180 NE First Street
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: $25 general admission
More information: 561.450.6357 or Diane Marino

2 & 8 pm on Saturday
Wait Until Dark - Mystery by Frederick Scott
Click here for synopsis, other dates & times
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th St
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: All Tickets, $30
More Information: 561.271.1281 Ext.4 or Delray Beach Playhouse

Sunday, Oct 12

5 pm
Double Treble: A Piano Organ Duo Concert - Features Karl van Richards, pianist and Rodger Demmings, Jr., organist

Unity Church
Unity of Delray Beach Sanctuary
101 NW 22nd St
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: Free. Contributions accepted.
More Information: 561.276.5796

Monday, Oct 13

Happy Columbus Day!

Great Restaurants

Ciao Sidewalk Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch and sandwiches. Really good homemade food and very cute.
1208 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach 33483‎
561.278.4520. Check for hours.

Fab Flicks

Dracula Untold Click here to see the trailer
Pg-13 Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Dracula turns to the dark side to save his family and others. Looks good and I'm not normally a horror fan although it is October.

Good Reads

THE LOST KEY by by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison
Thriller, nonstop action, real-life name-dropping and cutting-edge science.
Synopsis

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October 2, 2014

The season has arrived in Delray Beach...

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Image courtesy Delray Downtowner
Fountain at Veteran's Park, downtown Delray on the Intracoastal.

A new Delray Beach Sun-Sentinel page - check it out.

Friday, Oct 3

6 - 9 pm
Art Walk in Downtown Delray

First Friday of Every Month
Click here to see map and names of participating art galleries
Stroll throughout downtown Delray Beach and a special night featuring special artist showings, jewelry, entertainment, receptions and more at over 14 Fine Art Galleries in Pineapple Grove District and along Atlantic Ave.

8 pm
Rockin' Jake

A hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues and zydeco
180 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: General admission seats, $25
More Information: 561.450.6357 or Rockin' Jake

Saturday, Oct 4

7:15 am - registration, followed by an 8:00 am Scramble/Shotgun Lunch, 1pm
Mayor's Challenge Golf Classic

Proceeds t benefit the organization's high school student exchange program with Miyazu, Japan, Delray's sister city.
Delray Beach Golf Club
2200 Highland Avenue
Delray Beach
Cost: Entry fee is $75 per person and hole sponsorships are $100.
Registration forms are available at www.sistercitiesofdelraybeach.org
More information: David Schmidt at 561.278.2601.

10 - 2 pm, Discover SCUBA (pool), 10 - 5 pm, networking and vendors
Delray Beach Scuba Jamboree

Select youth with parental permission completed in advance will participate in a scuba experience. Free snacks. Food to buy available.
Pompey Park Community Center and Pool
1101 NW 2nd Street
Delray Beach
More Information: 561.243.7358 or discoverscuba

8 pm
Lightbulb featuring Roxana Amed

Singer-songwriter
Arts Garage
561-450-6357
180 NE First Street
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: General Admission seats, $25
More Information: 561.450.6357 or Roxana Amed

Sunday, Oct 5

Noon - 4 pm
Jazz along the Intracoastal

Bring blankets or lawn chairs
Veterans Park
802 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach
Cost: Free

Great Restaurants

Bird Nest Tree
Chinese. Delivery.
14545 Military Trail
Delray Beach 33484-3781
Menu
More information: 561..498.8116 or birdnesttree.com

Fab Flicks

Dolphin Tale 2 Click here to see trailer
PG. Family.
Sequel to a true story based on a boy's efforts to save an injured dolphin.

Good Reads

The Pale House by Luke McCallin Click here
Fiction. WWII historical mystery. Book two in the Gregor Reinhardt series.
As the Nazi war machine is pushed back across Europe, defeat has become inevitable. But there are those who seek to continue the fight beyond the battlefield.
Click here for author interview by yours truly.

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September 21, 2014

The weekend is already here...enjoy!

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Image courtesy Brian Bartlett

Delray Beach...beautiful all year, all day and all night long

Friday, Sept. 26

5 pm - 2 am - Check for their specials
Beer Trade Co
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Casual, help yourself kind of place. Bottled beer and wine. Watch the game.
145 NE 4th Ave
Delray Beach 33483
(561) 808-7304 or Facebook

8 pm
Jowee Omicil - Jazz

Jowee is a unique and prolific composer, producer, arranger, vocalist, band leader, and music instructor.
Arts Garage
180 NE 1st St
Delray Beach 33444
Tickets: General Admission, $25
More Information: 561.450.6357 or JoweeOmcil

Saturday, Sept. 27

8pm
Cyrus Chestnut - Jazz Pianist
$25 general admission jazz
Chestnut has earned a reputation for his skillful versatility, his ability for blending sounds and for unabashedly bringing gospel into his performances.
Arts Garage
180 NE 1st St
Delray Beach 33444
Tickets: General Admission, $25
More Information: 561.450.6357 or Cyruschestnut

Sunday, Sept 28

Noon - 3 pm
Family Splash Games

Fun and exciting aquatic games like Water Basketball, Underwater Hockey, Watermelon Relays and more.
Pompey Park
1101 NW 2nd St
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: Free
More information: 561.243.7358

8 pm
Magic and Comedy - Adults only.

Puppetry Arts Center
94 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach
Cost $15
More information: 561-243-4330 or delraymagic.com

Great Restaurants

Three course lunch for $20 and dinner from $30 - $45 from some of the finest restaurants in PBC.Visit FlavorPB.com for restaurants, menus and reservations. Lasts through Sept 30th. Benefits PBC Food Bank.

Fab Flicks

The Skeleton Twins Click here to see trailer
Rated R. Drama/Comedy
Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. They realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.

Good Reads

Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good by NY Times bestselling Jan Karon (Putnam)
"The Mitford character Father Tim Kavanagh returns to his native town to find friends and family wrestling with difficulties."
Interview with Karon on Huffington Post



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September 16, 2014

The fun starts on Thursday...

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Image courtesy Brian Bartlett
How long since you've enjoyed a walk on the beach? If you'd like to help keep it pristine, this Saturday morning is International Coastal Clean Up.

Thursday, September 18

6 - 8pm
Artists Alley Open Studios

Visit local artists - all galleries and studios are open
Pineapple Grove Art District
Between Northeast Third and Fourth streets, east of Third Avenue and West of the railroad tracks
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More Information: artistsalleydelray.com

7 pm, Cocktails, 8 pm Concert
Havana Nights - Proceeds go to AVDA - Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse

Bohemia Cuban music, dancing, cocktails and hor oeuvres
Arts Garage
180 NE 1st St
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: $75 per reserved seat
More information: 561.450.6357 or BohemianNights

Friday, September 19

8 pm (Friday and Saturday night)
Larry Coryell

Jazz Guitarist
Arts Garage
180 NE 1st St
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: General admission tickets, $25
More information: 561.450.6357 or artsgarage.com

Saturday, September 20

8 - 10 am
International Coastal Clean Up Saturday

Clean local beaches
Sandoway House Nature Center
Sandoway House
142 S. Ocean Blvd
Delray Beach 33483
More Information: 561.274.7264 or keeppbcbeautiful.org

9:30 am
Free Fitness in the Park-At Delray

Marketplace Amphitheater
Delray Marketplace
9025 W. Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach 33446
Cost: Free
More information: 561.865.4613

10 - 1 pm
Meet Adoptable Pets - Held by Tri County Animal Rescue

Grieco Mazda
2001 S. Federal Hwy
Delray Beach 33483
Cost: No admission

Sunday, September 21

2 - 5 pm
The Studio Open House
For parents and students.
Open House for students interested in the performing or visual arts
Arts Garage
180 NE First St
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More information: 561.450.6357 or artsgarage

3 pm
Music at St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Trillium Piano Trio
Seldom-heard masterpieces by Beethoven, John Ireland and Joseph Sulk
St Paul's Episcopal Church
http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/popup.php?op=view&id=78736057&crd=stpaulsdelray
188 South Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach 33444 561-276-4541
Cost: General admission, $15, Preferred seating, $20, Students, $5
More information 561.276.4541 or stpaulsdelray.org
info@stpaulsdelray.org
©2014 St. Paul's Episcopal Church


Great Restaurants

Cabano Restaurant
This Latin restaurant is one of Delray's best.
105 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach 33444-3770
561-274-9090
Al Fresco Dining
Menu
More Information: 561.274.9090 or Cabano

Fab Flicks

A Walk Among the Tombstones Click here to see trailer
Rated R. Action/Suspense/Thriller
A heroin trafficker whose wife was abducted and murdered hires a haunted private investigator to track down the men who killed her.

Good Reads

Personal by Lee Child Mystery/Thriller Click here to read excerpt
Someone took a long-range shot at the French president but failed to kill him. The suspected sniper has serious skills and is a hard man to find. Reacher tracked him down once and put him in jail. Now he's hunting him again, and putting him away permanently."

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September 11, 2014

Lots of reasons to enjoy this weekend

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Image courtesy Delray Downtowner
Not the usual mode of transportation in busy downtown Delray.

Friday, September 12

5:30 - 8:30 pm
Sushi and Stroll Summer Walk

Walk the gardens - last series of the season
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach
Cost: Adults, $8 Children 4 - 10, $6. Food and drink sold separately.
More Information: 561.495.0233 or morikamistrolls.com

7:30 pm
U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors

Repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections.
Bring blankets or chairs
Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square- outdoor pavilion
51 N Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: Free
More Information: 561.243.7922 or Delraycenterforthearts
http://delraycenterforthearts.org/index.php/component/k2/item/674-jazz-ambassadors

8 pm
Polly Gibbons with the Shelly Berg Trio

A new jazz star
Arts Garage
180 NE First St
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: General Admission Tickets/$25
More Information: 561.450.6357 or pollygibbons

Saturday, September 13

Noon - 3 pm
Pickleball

Fast paced sport combines table tennis and racquetball for men and women of all ages. Paddles and balls provided.
Delray Beach Community Center
50 NW First Ave
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More Information: 562.499.2020

3pm and 8pm
Christian Howes - master violinist

Selected violinist of the year by the Jazz Journalists Assn
Arts Garage
180 NE First St.
Delray Beach 33445
Cost: General Admission Tickets, 3pm performance, $20; 8pm performance, $25
More Information 561.450.6357 or christianhowes

Sunday, September 14

9am
Senior Nature Walk

For those 60+
Wakodahatchee Wetlands
13026 Jog Rd
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More Information: 561.749.0907

Great Restaurants

3RD & 3RD
A neighborhood hangout & artsy.
3RD & 3RD
301 NE 3rd Ave.
Delray Beach 33444
Menu
More information: 561.303.1939 or 3RD & 3RD

Fab Flicks

The Trip to Italy Click here to see trailer
British. Unrated. Comedy/Drama
Follow-up to 2010, The Trip, is infantile, inspired, inconsequential and inadvertently un-PC.

Good Reads

Empress Dowager Cixi The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang
Emperor Xianfeng died in 1861. His 5-year-old son by Cixi, one of his many concubines, was to become the new emperor but "Mom" had other ideas. She took over and while called a despot by many, author Chang says she is misunderstood and abolished foot-binding, inaugurated women’s liberation, and embarked on a path to introduce voting rights among many other changes.
NY Times synopsis

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September 4, 2014

Another fabulous weekend in Delray...

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What an exquisite bird. My daughter looked out her window at work and saw this Roseate Spoonbill. Fortunately, she was able to take a picture of this Flamingo-looking bird before s/he flew away.

Friday, September 5

8 am - 9 pm
Trader Joe's Grand Opening

Great new grocery store. Check out three-buck-chuck
1851 S. Federal Hwy. southwest corner of Linton Blvd & Federal Hwy
Delray Beach

6 - 9 pm
Art Walk in Downtown Delray - 6-9pm
Featuring special artist showings, jewelry, entertainment, receptions and more at over 14 Art Galleries in Pineapple Grove District and along Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach
Cost: Free Admission
More information: 561.243.1077 or delrayartwalk

8 pm
Elsten Torres, Latin Pop

Arts Garage
180 NE First Street
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: $25 General Admission Seats
More Information: 561.450.6357 or ElstenTorres

Saturday, September 6

10 - Noon
Authors Academy Workshop

Everyone Judges a Book By It's Cover - Instructor, Victoria Landis, Alias Mitzi and Mack
Murder on the Beach Bookstore
273 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: $25
More Information: 561.279.7790 murderonthebeach.com

10 - 6pm
Countdown to Zero
- A corroboration of over 30 animal shelters & PBC Animal care to end euthanasia within 10 years
Help save 300 dogs & cats by adopting.
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach
Cost: Free addmission
More Information: 561.472.8873 or countdown2zero.org

8pm
Markus Gottschlich

Pianist, Jazz
The Arts Garage
180 NE First St
Delray Beach 33444
Cost $25 General Admission Seats
More Information: 561.450.6357 or MarkusGottschlich

Sunday, September 7

1 - 4pm
Jazz Along The Intracoastal in Veterans Park

A series of free, outdoor concerts featuring music by Love 94 Smooth Jazz radio. 12pm -4pm. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets for an afternoon of outdoor fun. No pets or alcoholic beverages.
Veterans Park
801 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach
Cost: Free
More Information: 561.243.7252 or mydelraybeach.com/parks-and-recreation

Great Restaurants

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
Great pizza & more
115 Northeast 6th Ave
Delray Beach 33483
Menu
More Information: 561.278.7911 or Anthonyscoalfiredpizza

Fab Flicks

The Identical Click here to see trailer
PG. Drama & lots of Elvis' songs.
Twin brothers are unknowingly separated at birth. One becomes an iconic rock 'n' roll star. The other struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father.

Good Reads
Growing Up in Northern Palm Beach County by local author, Ruth Hartman Berge
Charming memories of growing up in South Florida (Her grandparents owned the Hartman House)
Berge had a booking sign last week at Costco, but you can still meet her Click here
For more information on the book, visit the Floridahistorynetwork.com

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August 29, 2014

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend in Delray Beach

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Image courtesy Brian Bartlett

Wishing you a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend!
By the way, for those of you who have been waiting (and I'm one of them) September is the month that Delray's Trader Joe's opens. See you there on Tuesday, Sept 5 at 1851 S. Federal Hwy.

Friday, August 29

The Palm Beach Zoo is offering children under 13 accompanied by an adult paying full admission, free admission all weekend long.
4:30 - 9 pm on Friday, Safari Nights. 4:30 - 9:30 pm on Saturday, Roar and Pour.
Click here for more information.

Saturday, August 30

8 - 10 am
Guided Canoe Trip

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refugee
10216 Lee Road Boat Ramp
Boynton Beach
Cost: $5 entrance fee to park. Canoe rental fee, $32 (seats 2 or 3) or bring your own canoe.
Reservations required. 561.734.8303

9:30 am
Free Fitness in the Park-At Delray Marketplace Amphitheater

9025 W. Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach 33446
Cost: Free
More Info: 561.865.4613

9:30 - 10:30 am
Qigong - breathing and stretching techniques

Veterans Park - outdoors
802 NE First St
Delray Beach
Cost: $5 for residents, $6 for nonresidents
More Info: 561.243.7350

2 - 3:30 pm
Boca Raton Resort & Club Tour - history and architecture of the club

Boca Raton Historical Society
401 E. Camino Real
Boca Raton
Cost: $15, not recommended for children. $11 valet fee.
More Info: 561.395.6766 X101

8pm
Chardavoine - Guitarist, Haitian Jazz

Arts Garage
180 NE First Street
Delray Beach 33444
Cost: General Admission $25
For more info: 561.450.6357 or Artsgarage

Sunday, August 31

2 - 6 pm
Deck 84 - Live music on Intracoastal restaurant

840 E. Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach
More Info: 561.665.8484 or Deck84

Monday, September 1

Whether you are relaxing at home, using the extra day to get caught up or out and about, enjoy the day!

Great Restaurants

There are a huge number a great restaurants that have terrific happy hours. Click here and scroll down to see a list of them and their hours.

Fab Flicks

If I Stay Click here to see trailer
PG-13 Drama
Taken from a young adult novel by Gayle Forman published in 2009. Seventeen-year-old Mia Hall as she deals with the aftermath of a catastrophic car accident involving her family. In a coma, Mia has an out-of-body experience, and watches as friends and family gather at the hospital where she is being treated. Mia watches as her memories flash before her eyes as she comes to realize that she must decide if she should wake up and lead a life far more difficult than she ever anticipated, or slip away and die.

Good Reads

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
An unusual love story as seen through the eyes of a 13-year-old boy. I really liked it.
Click here for synopsis

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