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February 19, 2011

For the Love of Lilly Exhibit - Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History

The Museum of Lifestyle and Fashion History
801 N. Congress Avenue, Suite 483
Boynton Beach Mall (near Sears)
presents FOR THE LOVE OF LILLY EXHIBIT through May 31st.
For more information: mlfhmuseum.org
or
Phone: 561-243-2662

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February 14, 2011

Ocean Avenue Concert Series - Feb 18, 2011

Ocean Avenue Concert Series - Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre
Enjoy the cool ocean breezes while you listen to a concert
under the stars. Call for times and featured musicians.
boyntonbeachcra.com

For more information 561 742-6246

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February 9, 2011

Everglades Day Festival - Feb 12, 2011 8:00AM-4:00PM

Everglades Day Festival will be held at the
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge,

Saturday, February 12, 2011 8:00 am - 4:00 pm All Day — All Free
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee
National Wildlife Refuge 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach off State
Road 7/US 441 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Blvd. / 3 miles north of
Atlantic Ave.
Foreverglades

Promoting awareness, appreciation, and an understanding of the Everglades
Including: wildlife presentations • canoeing • kayaking • fishing demos •
birds of prey • music • educational programs • guest speakers • español
presentations • exhibits • food • interactive activities • bus shuttle to
Strazulla Marsh • LILA tours • explorations
Over thirty exhibitors from agencies, clubs and non-profit organizations.
For more information, call 561/734 8303.


for more information: fws.gov/loxahatchee

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January 2, 2011

PBC Library - West Boynton Branch - for teens

"Teens Start Smart" Returns in January

Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library.

West Boynton Branch - Phone: 561-734-5556
Part 1: Mon, Jan. 24, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Part 2: Wed, Jan. 26, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Part 3: Sat, Jan. 29, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Part 4: Wed, Feb. 2, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

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October 28, 2010

Library Events - W. Boynton Branch Nov 2010

The West Boynton Branch of the Palm Beach County Library
9451 Jog Road. Phone # 561 734-5556. -
WEST BOYNTON ADULT PROGRAMS for November 2010:

Mon, Nov 01 & 08, 6:30 pm
Kick It Up A Notch Writers’ Workshop: Session 3 - Do You See What I See?
A hybrid workshop combining application of techniques critical to good writing with peer reviews of participants’ work. Suitable for novices and experienced writers. Bring a pen and pad, something you’ve written, and an open mind. (2 hr.) Note: The Nov 1 and 8 sessions are repeats. Plan to attend only one session.

Fri, Nov 05, 2:00 pm
November is National Family Caregiver Month: Family Caregiving — Helping You to Help Others!
Are you caring for an older, disabled or ill family member or friend? Are you a senior caring for a grandchild? Join Judith Brustad, MSN, RN, Director of Pavilion Programs at Palm Healthcare Foundation to learn about local resources and support in our community and have questions answered. (60 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Nov 08, 2:00 pm
Meet the Author: Kim Petersen
In her new book, "Charting the Unknown: Family, Fear, and One Long Boat Ride," this author tells how she and her husband built a power catamaran and with their two teenagers crossed the Atlantic Ocean and spent 2½ years cruising the Mediterranean. A book signing will follow. (90 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Nov 09, 10:00 am

Workforce Alliance Mobile Resource Unit Visit
Job seekers will have access to 12 computers and help filling out online application forms. Learn about career opportunities and the Employ Florida web site. (3 hr.) Preregister.

Tue, Nov 09, 2:00 pm

What Can the Center for Minority Veterans Do For You?
Program Coordinator Debra Marcelle-Coney, Ph.D., and a panel of experts from the Department of Veterans Affairs, tell you about the benefits and services available to eligible veterans and answer your questions. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Nov 09, 7:00 pm

Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club
Join Holmes’ expert Howard Schoen to watch video clips, listen to audiotapes, and discuss the renowned literary detective. (75 min.)

Wed, Nov 10, 1:30 pm

World War II Stories You Won't Find in History Books
World War II veteran Earl Epsteen and his ship survived a torpedo hit at the Normandy Omaha and Gold Beach invasion. Hear about this and other fascinating stories from his experiences. (60 min.) Preregister.

Fri, Nov 12, 2:00 pm
Celebrate Jewish Book Month: A German Life
Author Bernd Wollschlaeger, M.D., was born, raised, and educated in Germany before converting to Judaism and emigrating to Israel. Hear his story of how he struggled with faith and identity after learning that his father was a highly decorated World War II German tank commander who had been presented the Iron Cross by Adolph Hitler. (60 min.) Tickets (two per person) available beginning Nov 2.

Mon, Nov 15, 2:00 pm
Social Security Issues: Questions & Answers
Wright Thompson, Jr., from the Social Security Administration, will update recent changes and answer your questions regarding benefits and other issues related to widows, widowers, and other survivors. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Nov 16, 2:00 pm

Meet the Author: Harvey E. Oyer III
“The Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The American Jungle,” tells the story of one of South Florida's early pioneers. Based on actual diaries, this book follows his arrival in 1872 and his experiences befriending Seminole Indians, salvaging shipwrecks, and discovering Spanish treasure. A book signing will follow. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Nov 18, 11:30 am
Master the Art of Reading: Book Discussion Series -
Morning Book Group: Literary Fiction
Nora Natke will lead a discussion of "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time," by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Sign up and check out the book. (90 min.)

Thu, Nov 18, 2:00 pm
Master the Art of Reading: Book Discussion Series -
Afternoon Book Group: Popular Fiction & Nonfiction
Nora Natke will lead a discussion of "My Name is Asher Lev," by Chaim Potok. Sign up and check out the book. (90 min.)

WEST BOYNTON CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

WEST BOYNTON TEEN PROGRAMS

View the regular weekly storytime schedule here.
Wed, Nov 03 & 17, 3:30 pm
Chess Club
Our presenters can give you tips on how to play. Check out books on chess. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

Tue, Nov 09, 4:00 pm
Icky Science
Dress for messiness as we mix, measure, and stir to make ooey, gooey, and sticky science. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Nov 10, 3:30 pm
Families Reading Together: B-I-N-G-O! Let’s Recycle!
Find out the exciting way our county reduces, reuses, and recycles. Play “Recycle BINGO” and see if you know all the facts.

Tue, Nov 16, 10:30 am
Happy Thanksgiving Story Time!
Celebrate with holiday stories, songs, and a special turkey craft. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Nov 17, 10:00 am
Families Reading Together: Patrick Ball – Storytelling & Celtic Harp
Patrick Ball offers children an introduction to this rare, legendary instrument and shares stories filled with flights of imagination that come alive to delight the young and young-at-heart. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.)

Mon, Nov. 29, 10:30 a.m.
I Love Colors Story Time!
Celebrate all things colorful with stories, songs, and a special rainbow craft. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregisiter.

Wed, Nov 03, 6:30 pm
Teen Nite: "Up" Pajama Party!
Bring your PJs, a pillow, and a box of tissues for popcorn and a showing of the movie "Up." Grades 6 & up. (96 min.) Preregister. PG

Wed, Nov 10, 6:30 pm
M.C.S. (Make Cool Stuff) Workshop
Bring your artistic talent and you’ll be blown away by the bling, crafts, and music. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Nov 17, 6:30 pm
Board Game Extravaganza
Bring your favorite game to play or try someone else’s. Check out books about different games. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

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June 14, 2010

Neighborhood Nature Center - Green Cay Wetlands

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Green Cay Wetlands and Nature Center is located at 12800 Hagen Ranch Road,
west of Boynton Beach between Boynton Beach Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue.
The wetlands are open seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset. Nature center
hours are 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. Tuesday through Friday; 8:15 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Saturdays and 1:00 to 4:30 P.M. on Sundays.
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On Tuesdays at 4:00 P.M., and on Saturdays at 9:00 and 11:00 A.M.
and 1:00 and 3:00 P.M., free guided half-mile tours are offered to visitors.
There are no reservations required.

For more information, call 561 966-7000. OR www.pbcparks.com/nature

If you are looking for a lovely morning or afternoon walk with visiting relatives or if you
need a destination to take your grandchildren, Green Cay Nature Center is a great refuge
for the eyes and the soul. Bring your camera and your binoculars. There is a lot to see!

The Nature Center has indoor exhibits, restrooms, and a lovely gift shop. Volunteers
are friendly and knowledgeable.

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December 13, 2009

Holiday Festival at Schoolhouse Children's Mus. 12/19/09

SCHOOLHOUSE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM AND LEARNING CENTER HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

* W h o : C h i l d r e n a n d f am i l i e s i n Pa l m B e a c h
* W h at: Third A n n ua l H o l i d ay F e st i va l
* W h e r e : S c h o o l h o us e C h i l d r e n ’s Mus e um
129 East O c e a n Av e n u e , B o y n t o n B e a c h
* W h e n : Satu r d ay, D e c e mb e r 19t h
10:30 am – 5:00 p m
* H i g h l i g h t: A r ts a n d c r a f ts a l l m o r n i n g l o n g ,
h o l i d ay c o n c e r t w i t h I n d i a n P i n e s E l e m e n ta r y
S c h o o l C h o i r at 2:00 p m, a n d a v i s i t f r o m Sa n ta
f r o m 3:00 p m – 5:00 p m – a l l f r e e w i t h
paid admission t o t h e Mus e um! A d m i ss i o n i s $5 f o r a d u l ts,
$4 f o r g r a n d p a r e n ts, a n d $3 f o r c h i l d r e n a g e s 2+.


There will be arts and crafts for parents, children andf grandparents
starting
at 10:30 a.m.
F o r m o r e i n f o r mat i o n , v i s i t www.schoolhousemuseum.org.


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September 1, 2009

Schoolhouse Children's Museum voted Best Children's Museum in S. Fla

Schoolhouse Children's Museum
129 East Ocean Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
http://www.schoolhousemuseum.org
(561) 742-6785
* Who: The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center
* What: Voted Best Children’s Museum in South Florida in Nickelodeon Parent’s
Picks Contest
* Where: Museum located at 129 East Ocean Avenue , Boynton Beach ,
contest covered greater South Florida community

For the second year in a row, thousands of parents have voted to award
the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum in Boynton Beach as the Best Museum
in South Florida . With their big, colorful, hands-on exhibits and a full
schedule of activities for children of all ages, it’s not hard to see why the
Museum brings families from across the state to Boynton Beach : they make
learning fun for everyone! The Museum’s theme is Florida ’s history, so while
children play with the life-sized cow or giant steam engine, they’re learning
about fundamental parts of our state’s past. Even better, the Museum is
a great place for families to learn together. As Barbara from Highland
Beach writes on parentsconnect.com, “This is the place for imaginations to
soar and for extra special sharing with kids or grandkids.”

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center makes Florida’s history
come alive for children and families though hands-on activities and interactive
play. A 501(c)3 organization, the Museum is located in Boynton Beach ,
in a 1913 schoolhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
For more information, visit www.schoolhousemuseum.org.
For more information about Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Picks contest, visit http://gocitykids.parentsconnect.com/parents-picks/miami-fl-usa/best-miami-museum.


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July 16, 2009

Wakotahatchee alligator posed for us

We had an exciting day today at Wakotahatchee Wildlife
Preserve. It is located right here in Delray Beach, on Jog Road (between Lake Ida
Road and Flavor Pict Road).
This morning, in addition to hundreds of water birds, dozens of turtles, an
occasional duck and some squirrels, we actually saw an alligator climb out
of the water.
Our seven year-old grandson, Jonathan, captured the moment.
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June 11, 2009

Green Cay in the summertime

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Green Cay Wetlands and Nature Center is located at 12800 Hagen Ranch Road,
west of Boynton Beach between Boynton Beach Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue.
The wetlands are open seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset.

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Nature center hours are 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. Tuesday through Friday;
8:15 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Saturdays and 1:00 to 4:30 P.M. on Sundays.
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On Tuesdays at 4:00 P.M., and on Saturdays at 9:00 and 11:00 A.M.
and 1:00 and 3:00 P.M., free guided half-mile tours are offered to visitors.
There are no reservations required.

For more information, call 561 966-7000. OR www.pbcparks.com/nature

If you are looking for a lovely morning or afternoon walk with visiting
relatives or if you need a destination to take your grandchildren, Green Cay
Nature Center is a great refuge for the eyes and the soul. Bring your camera
and your binoculars. There is a lot to see!

The Nature Center has indoor exhibits, restrooms, and a lovely gift shop.
Volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable.
Hint: The alligators are often found by taking the path to the LEFT of
the Visitor's Center.

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May 6, 2009

New Canyon Town Center Amphitheter

CANYON TOWN CENTER AMPHITHEATER
From Florida's Turnpike, exit west at Boynton Beach Blvd.
The Amphitheater is on the left in Canyon Town Center.
That is the S.E. corner of Boynton Beach Blvd. and Lyons Road.
GRAND OPENING & DEDICATION
Sunday, May 17, 12:00 noon
Featuring The Fabulons
Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy affordable family entertainment
at this outdoor amphitheater located at 8802 Boynton Beach Blvd.
in the Canyon Town Center.
A sampling of upcoming events to watch for...
Concerts
Karaoke
Classic Car Shows
Fall Festival - pumpkin patch & more
Event Hotline:
(561) 488-8069

GL Homes’ constructed the town center and also built the Canyon Town Center Amphitheater and adjacent soccer field for Palm Beach County. At the dedication
GL Homes will hand over those properties to the County.

Most of the new tenants of Canyon Town Center will be participating in the festivities, including:
• Hot Dogs and soda provided by Publix
• Kids safety fingerprinting provided by Bank of America
• Panera Bread will be hosting a cookie decorating contest and food samples
• Face painting

http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/parks/amphitheaters/canyontowncenter

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February 6, 2009

Youth programs - West Boynton Library February '09

WEST BOYNTON LIBRARY BRANCH YOUTH PROGRAMS
The West Boynton branch of the Palm Beach County Library System is located
at 9451 Jog Road. Phone # 561 734-5556.

Feb. 1-27 Child Winter Story Time Reminder
Be sure to sign up, in-person, (except for lapsit) for Winter Story Times.
Mondays, 4:00 p.m. Child Book Buddies
Reminder: for those children in grades K-5 that were registered.
Session runs Jan. 12-April 27. Grades K-5. (60 min.)

Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. Child Chess Club
Our volunteers can give you tips on how to play. Sign up each Wednesday afternoon. Limited to the number of chess boards we have. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

Thu, Feb. 12, 4:00 p.m. Child Hearts & Crafts
Share in the Valentine fun as we read stories and make a special holiday craft.
Ages 4-8. (45 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Feb. 19, 11:00 a.m. Child What’s the Weather Today?
We’ll read stories about all kinds of weather and make a weather wheel craft.
Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Preregister.

Fri, Feb. 20, 3:00 p.m. Child Beginning Karate
Meet Gary Horner of the Karate Center and experience an introduction to this sport.
Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

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February 5, 2009

Adult programs - West Boynton Library February '09

The West Boynton branch of the Palm Beach County Library System is located
at 9451 Jog Road. Phone # 561 734-5556.
WEST BOYNTON ADULT PROGRAMS

Tue, Feb. 3, 7:00 p.m.
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club
Use this clue to find your neighbors and Holmes expert, Howard Schoen, watching video clips, listening to audiotapes, and discussing the renowned literary detective. (75 min.) Thu, Feb. 5, 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Writers’ Workshop
Bring your fiction, nonfiction, or poetry to this monthly workshop led by Mary Blomgren, Ph.D. (2 hr.)
Thu, Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 6:30 p.m.
English Exchange
Practice English conversation skills with Literacy*AmeriCorps member Paula Alexander. Basic English speaking skills required. (2 hr.) Call 649-5495 to preregister.
Tue, Feb. 10, 2:00 p.m.
Hohner’s Heroes Enjoy harmonicas and humor performed by the popular local group.
(60 min.) Tickets available beginning Feb. 3.
Thu, Feb. 12, 11:30 p.m.
Discover the World: Book Discussion Series
Nora Natke will lead a discussion of “Life of Pi,” by Yann Martel. Sign up and check out the book. (90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Feb. 12, 2:00 p.m.
Discover the World: Adult Book Discussion Series
Nora Natke will lead a discussion of “March,” by Geraldine Brooks. Sign up and check out the book. (90 min.) Preregister.
Tue, Feb. 17, 2:00 p.m.
Secrets Behind Florida’s Monuments & Memorials
Award-winning travel writer Roberta Sandler will share a deeper appreciation for the rich history of the Sunshine State. Book signing. (60 min.) Preregister.
Tue, Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Florida Writers’ Group Advanced Workshop Series for Fiction Writers
This series of monthly workshops led by Rob Bacon focuses on the elements of Barzun’s classic text on the craft of writing “Simple & Direct.” Syllabuses are appropriate for novelists who have completed or are currently working on a manuscript. (2 hr.) Limit of 12. Preregister.
Thu, Feb. 19, 2:00 p.m.
Crypto-Jews: 500 Years After the Spanish & Portuguese Inquisitions
Author/photographer Gloria Golden will present a slide show exploring the vestiges of Judaism in the Hispanic communities of the American Southwest. (60 min.) Tickets (limit of two per person) available beginning Feb.10.
Mon, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Kick it up a Notch Writers’ Workshop
Session 4: Well, I Do Declare. (Dialogue)
Buck Buchanan leads these hybrid workshops combining application of techniques critical to good writing and peer reviews of participants’ work. For novices and experienced writers. (2 hr.) Preregister.

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What's happening at Green Cay in February 2009?

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Green Cay Wetlands and Nature Center is located at 12800 Hagen Ranch Road,
west of Boynton Beach between Boynton Beach Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue.
The wetlands are open seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset.

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Why not explore the wetlands' habitat to see the birds, mammals, reptiles, insects,
and fish? Inside the Nature Center there are educational exhibits and guides to
answer your questions. There is a lovely gift shop, too.

From Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department: "THE GREEN CAY
PROJECT is built on farmland formerly owned by Ted and Trudy Winsberg.
Construction began in 2003 as a nature center and wetland, using nutrient-rich
water that is pumped into the wetland from a nearby wastewater treatment plant.
As the water flows through the wetland, the plants and soil naturally filter the
water and reintroduce it into the water cycle."

Feb. 14th - PLANTS & PEOPLE: 2:00 P.M. $3.00 - All ages. Learn about Florida
native plants and how they were used by different cultures.

Februay 18th - 2:00 P.M. $5.00 -SCIENCE FOR SENIORS -
Adults over 50. This program offers an overview of Florida's many exotic
animals, from pythons to escaped birds.

February 28th - 10:00 A.M. - STORY AND CRAFT TIME - $2.00 per child
Ages 3-5. Stories, crafts about animals and other nature-related themes
will be learned.

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February 3, 2009

Bring out the child in yourself - enjoy the beach


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Everyone should enjoy the beach. After all, we live in Florida! We live so close
to the ocean, why don't we go more often? I know that before I moved here,
I couldn't wait to dive into the water or to just sit on the sand and feel the
ocean breeze and salt air.

Children know how to enjoy the beach. They don't think about it. They just
explore it. Dig, dump, build, experiment - over and over and over. That's
because their minds are free and clear.

So, here's a thought. Are you feeling dreary? Are you tired and bored?
Are you overworked? Well, take a break! Grab a blanket or a chair, some
sun screen and a hat. Head over to the beach.
Pretend you are a child. Just close your eyes. Breath in the air. Feel it. Enjoy it.
Wiggle your toes in the sand.

You're a Floridian! Enjoy our beautiful beaches.

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January 1, 2009

Schoolhouse Children's Museum - new exhibit Jan. 13, 2009

Program: New Exhibit: The School Bell is Ringing

Date: Exhibit opens Tuesday, January 13th, 2009; accepting exhibits now

Place:Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center
129 East Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Description: New exhibit featuring area schools will highlight the history of our local academic institutions. Alumni and faculty (both former and current) are encouraged to share their memorabilia and memories for current students to enjoy!

Registration: None.

For more information: 561.742.6783

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December 16, 2008

West Boynton Park and Recreation Center

The West Boynton Park and Recreation Center is located at 6000 Northtree
Boulevard, Lake Worth - directly behind the Park Vista High School.
phone # 561 355-1125. Stop by and pick up their brochure of sports
activities, lessons, and events.
Their hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M
Saturday 9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. Closed on Sundays.


There is a gymnasium, meeting room and teen room and a helpful staff.
The REC Center is surrounded by a lovely park featuring lighted basketball courts,
baseball fields, softball fields, hockey rink, skate park, sand volleyball court, and
tennis courts. All of these courts are lighted for evening use.

There is parking, however, it appears to be insufficient for the needs of the participants
involved in so many sports. Write letters! Make yourself heard. If more parking is
needed, this should be brought to the attention of community leaders.

There is lots of room to run around in the gated playground for children. There is
a playground for really young children and then another one for older ones.
You can reserve a group picnic pavilion or picnic shelter. The restroom facilities are
clean and safe.

For more information visit www.pbcparks.com/recreationcenters

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September 5, 2008

West Boynton Library Sept. '08 events

WEST BOYNTON ADULT PROGRAMS
Tickets for all Wednesday programs (limit of two per person) are available
at the reference desk.

Tues., Sept. 9, 2:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Summer Book Discussion - Judy Kamiat will discuss some of your favorites
and you’ll be introduced to new ones. (90 min.) Preregister.
Thurs., Sept. 11, 18 & 25, 6:30 p.m.
English Exchange: Join Paula Alexander in this interactive program where you
can practice speaking English while talking about everyday situations and
current events. Basic English speaking skills are needed to participate.
Seating is limited. (2 hr.) Call 561-649-5473 to preregister.
Tues., Sept. 16, 2:00 p.m.
Remembering When: A Fire & Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults
Elyse W. Brown, from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, will explain how you can
avoid becoming a fall or fire statistic. Get fire safety information and a home
safety checklist. (60 min.) Preregister.
Fri., Sept. 19, 2:00 p.m.
Things You Need to Know About Running a Business but Forgot to Ask
Ted Kramer, from Florida Atlantic University’s Small Business Development Center,
will teach you how to set up your business correctly to avoid costly mistakes.
The seminar also covers some basic book-keeping. (2 hr.) Preregister.

WEST BOYNTON YOUTH PROGRAMS
Continuing until Oct. 10 Child Fall Story Time
Reminder: Be sure to sign up, in person (except for Lapsit) Preregister.
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.
Child Chess Class. Volunteers give tips on how to play chess better.
Sign up each Wednesday afternoon. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)
Mon., Sept. 8-Dec. 8, 4:00 p.m.
Child Book Buddies are teens or senior citizens who help children
struggling with reading. Register your child at the youth services desk.
Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thurs., Sept. 11, 3:30 p.m.
Child Firefighters Are Friendly. Meet a real firefighter, see their special
clothes, and learn what to do in case of fire. Then make fire with paint and
watch it grow. Ages 5-7. (60 min.) Preregister.
Fri., Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m.
A Visit with Ronald McDonald. Our favorite clown will read a story, tell jokes,
do magic tricks, and amuse us all. Ages 4-10. (60 min.) Preregister.
Sat., Sept. 13, 1:00 p.m.
Child Sunprints, Create nature prints and photo-like images with
sun-sensitive paper. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.
Thurs., Sept. 25, 3:30 p.m.
Child Beginning Karate, Gary Horner of the Karate Center will host a
beginners' class, as an introduction to this sport. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Preregister.
WEST BOYNTON COMPUTER TRAINING
Sept. 23 – 2:00 p.m.
INTRODUCTORY INTERNET (Lecture)
A basic introduction to the Internet, covering the World Wide Web, browsers,
Internet service providers, and e-mail. For beginners. (2 hr.) Preregister.

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July 28, 2008

Green Cay Wetlands - Boynton Beach

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Green Cay Wetlands and Nature Center is located at 12800 Hagen Ranch Road,
west of Boynton Beach between Boynton Beach Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue.
The wetlands are open seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset.

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August 5th: Round Robin Reading, 1:00 P.M.
Blaise Allen, director of community outreach for the Palm Beach poetry Festival,
invites people to bring short nature poems to read aloud, while overlooking the
beautiful nature setting of Green Cay Wetlands. For more information, call
561-966-7000.


Nature center hours are 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. Tuesday through Friday;
8:15 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Saturdays and 1:00 to 4:30 P.M. on Sundays.
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On Tuesdays at 4:00 P.M., and on Saturdays at 9:00 and 11:00 A.M.
and 1:00 and 3:00 P.M., free guided half-mile tours are offered to visitors.
There are no reservations required.

For more information, call 561 966-7000. OR www.pbcparks.com/nature

If you are looking for a lovely morning or afternoon walk with visiting
relatives or if you need a destination to take your grandchildren, Green Cay
Nature Center is a great refuge for the eyes and the soul. Bring your camera
and your binoculars. There is a lot to see!

The Nature Center has indoor exhibits, restrooms, and a lovely gift shop.
Volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable.
Hint: The alligators are often found by taking the path to the LEFT of
the Visitor's Center.

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July 7, 2008

West Boynton Library July events

WEST BOYNTON Library branch: 9451 Jog Road, Boynton Beach 561 734-5556
ADULT PROGRAMS for July 2008 Free Tickets
for Wednesday programs(limit of two per person) are available at the reference desk.

WEST BOYNTON ADULT PROGRAMS :

July 15, 2:00 p.m. Women’s Self-Defense & Rape Prevention
Gary Horner, master instructor at Karate Center, will provide tips on awareness and avoidance of potentially dangerous situations. This is not a martial arts class, but wear comfortable clothes and bring a partner to practice some easy physical techniques. (60 min.) Preregister.
Fri., July 18, 2:00 p.m. Basics of Importing & Exporting
Learn basic information on regulatory requirements, freight forwarding, and payment mechanisms. Presented by Florida Atlantic University’s Small Business Development Center speaker Parbatee Narine-Chang. (2 hr.) Preregister.
Tues., July 29, 2:00 p.m. The Power of a Positive Attitude
J.C. Stern, from Hospice of Palm Beach County, will discuss what will help you learn how to adjust your attitude and take charge of your life. (90 min.) Preregister.
Thurs., July 31, 2:00 p.m. Whole Wide World @ My Library
Summer Reading Wrap-Up
Share your likes or dislikes about the books you read this summer with you neighbors, and discover new titles to put on your personal reading list. (2 hr.) Preregister.

WEST BOYNTON YOUTH PROGRAMS
June 9 - August 1 SUMMER STORY TIMES
Summer Story Times began on Monday, June 9, and go through Friday, August 1.
Call library to find out if there is still room for your child.
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. CHESS CLASS
Are you interested in playing chess? We have volunteers who can give you tips on how to play. Come to the Youth Services Desk and sign up each Wednesday afternoon starting at 3:15 p.m. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)
Sat., June 28, 11:00 a.m. GEDDY, THE GECKO
Geddy teaches multicultural dances from around the world. Children will participate and learn Salsa, Cha-Cha, Tango, Greek dance, the Macarena and more! Super Geddy closes each show with his own breakdancing solo. You’ll have to see it to believe it. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.
Thurs., July 3, 12:00 p.m. Happy Birthday, America!
Celebrate the birthday of the United States with stories, songs, and a patriotic craft. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.
Thurs., July 10, 4:00 p.m. Page Turner Adventures presents
“The Great Pizza Contest!”
Mayor Ann Chovi, of the town of Mozzarella, decides to throw a party and must choose between the two pizza makers in town. The townsfolk (the audience) are equally divided on who makes the best pizza. You decide! Ages 4 & up. (45-60 min.) Preregister.
Fri., July 11, 10:30 a.m. Suzy Hammer as Millennia the Muse
Wear your toga and visit with a classical Greek visitor from ancient times who’ll bring magical myths, fables, and heroic adventure tales. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed., July 16, 2:00 p.m. Kamishibai for Kids!
Kamishibai (kah-mee-she-bye), or, “paper theater” started in Japan in the late 1920s as part of a long tradition of picture storytelling. Enjoy a live performance of Kamishibai with a related Origami craft from the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Education Department. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.
Thurs., July 24, 1:00 p.m. Hamilton R. Head Visits
In anticipation of “Library Night” at Roger Dean Stadium, the Jupiter Hammerheads’ mascot will visit to celebrate the Summer Reading Program. Bring your camera! Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.
Sat., July 26, 11:00 a.m. Prince & Princess Party
Bring your camera and pose as either a princess or a prince with a fierce dragon. We’ll read stories, sing, dance, watch a short movie, and finish with a suitably princess/princely craft. Ages 3-6. (40 min.) Preregister.
WEST BOYNTON COMPUTER TRAINING
July 22 – 2:00 p.m. Look It Up! @ Your Library (Lecture)
Learn how to access valuable information for free through the library web site. Join us as we explore our exciting electronic databases and then use our new web catalog to locate items, find book reviews, and renew your materials.
For Beginners. (60 min.)

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June 7, 2008

W.Boynton Library Branch - June 2008 Happenings

This Month at WEST BOYNTON Library branch: 9451 Jog Road,
Boynton Beach 561 734-5556

Adult Programs

WEST BOYNTON ADULT PROGRAMS
Tues., June 10, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
SUMMER BOOK DISCUSSION “Bridge of Sighs” by Richard Russo
Russo’s first book since the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Empire Falls” is a typically
stunning portrait of three small town families struggling – like the town itself
– to strike a balance between embracing their own history or shunning it entirely.
Imbued with Russo’s trademark humor, insight and ear for dialogue, it is a
story true to the tenor of small town life, but rife with the cares and crises
of people everywhere. Judy Kamiat will lead the discussion. (90 min.) Preregister.

Tues., June 17, 2:00 p.m. MEET THE AUTHOR

Author Leon Rubinstein will talk about his book, “Escape to Freedom,” a
personal narrative about fleeing Germany to the south of France with his parents
in 1933. After his father’s arrest, the author and his mother set out on a
torturous and danger-filled journey which ultimately led them to the Swiss
work camps. A book signing will follow. Free tickets available at the reference
desk on a first-come, first-served basis beginning June 9. (60 min.)

Thur., June 19, 2:00 p.m. THE PLAY’S THE THING
Challenge local residents, Ethel and Seymoure Goldstein, with your knowledge
of American plays and musicals. Here is the opportunity to demonstrate your
dramatic reading skills, or to just have fun listening and solving the puzzles.
(60 min.) Preregister.

WEST BOYNTON CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
June 9 - August 1 SUMMER STORY TIMES

Summer Story Times start on Monday, June 9, and go through Friday, August 1.
Sign up began Monday, May 26, and will continue until full.

Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. CHESS CLASS
Are you interested in playing chess? We have volunteers who can give you tips
on how to play. Come to the Youth Services Desk and sign up each Wednesday
afternoon starting at 3:15 p.m. Ages 8-12. (60 min.

Thurs., June 12, 1:00 p.m. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Listen to great stories about Father’s Day and make your Dad a special
surprise. Ages 4-8. (45 min.) Preregister.

Fri., June 13, 10:30 a.m.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICK-OFF PARTY WITH TALE TWISTERS
Children help to create “tales” and wear “twisted” balloon costumes to tell stories.
This show features lots of underwater marine life made from balloons. Fun for
the whole family! Ages 4 & up (60 min.) Preregister.

Sat., June 21, 12:00 p.m. DAZZLING DRAGONFLIES
Learn about this distinguished bug and design
one of your own. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister

Fri., June 27, 10:30 a.m. BIKE DECORATING FOR THE
4TH OF JULY* Bring your bike to the library and wrap it in colorful crepe
paper streamers, and we’ll have our own 4th of July parade (*if it rains call for
alternate date). Ages 5 & up. (40 min.) Preregister.

Sat., June 28, 11:00 a.m. GEDDY, THE GECKO
Geddy teaches multicultural dances from around the world. Children will
participate and learn Salsa, Cha-Cha, Tango, Greek dance, the Macarena
and more! Super Geddy closes each show with his own breakdancing solo.
You’ll have to see it to believe it. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Tues., June 24, 2:00 p.m. TRAVEL ON THE CLICK
Do you love to travel? Are you looking for good travel resources and tools?
Do you want to find good prices for tickets and hotel rooms? Then you don’t
want to miss “Travel on the Click.” Some computer experience is recommended.
(60 min.)


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April 29, 2008

Library events at the W. Boynton branch in May, 2008

WEST BOYNTON Library branch: 9451 Jog Road, Boynton Beach 561 734-5556
ADULT PROGRAMS for May 2008 Free Tickets
for Wednesday programs(limit of two per person) are available at the reference desk.
Thurs., May 1, 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Writers’ Workshop
Bring your fiction, nonfiction, or poetry to share at this monthly workshop
which meets under the direction of Mary Blomgren, Ph.D, a member of the
Florida Writer’s Association. (2-1/2 hr.)
Tues., May 6, 2:00 p.m.
Health Information on the Internet - Learn to use the internet and the
library's databases to find health and medical information. (90 minutes)
pre-register.
Tues., May 6, 7:00 p.m.
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club
Use this clue to find your neighbors and Holmes expert, Howard Schoen,
watching video clips, listening to audiotapes, and discussing the renowned
literary detective. (75 min.)
Tues., May 13, 2:00 p.m.
Academy Award-winning Songs Abe Battino will lecture and show video clips
featuring popular Oscar-winning film songs. (60 min.) Tickets available May 6.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
May 1-15
Spring Story Times session will end on May 15. (Summer Story Times
begin June 9 with sign up beginning May 26.)
Every Wed., 3:30 p.m. Chess Class Our volunteers can give you tips on how to
play. Sign up each week starting at 3:15 p.m. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)
Thurs., May 8th, 2:30 p.m.
Mother’s Day Special Celebrate moms with stories and a craft bonanza.
Ages 4-6. (60 min.) Preregister.
Mon., May 12, 4:00 p.m.
Journal Making Decorate a spiral notebook for your special notes and
writings. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.
Fri., May 16, 3:30 p.m.
Family Sink or Swim An after-school special for everyone to learn about safety in
and around the water. Ages 5 & up. (40 min.) Preregister.
Thurs., May 22, 3:30 p.m.
Beginning Karate Gary Horner of the Karate Center will host a beginners’
class. Kids will experience a little bit of everything as an introduction to
this sport. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Preregister

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April 12, 2008

Oceanfront Concert Series - April 18 & May 16

OCEANFRONT CONCERT SERIES

Friday, April 18, 2008 – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, May 16, 2008 – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Oceanfront Park (directions/map from Google Maps page)
6415 N Ocean Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33435
On A1A, just north of the Ocean Avenue Bridge

Park and Ride on the shuttle – park at Bank of America located on the corner of East Ocean Avenue and Federal Highway

Shuttle runs from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Bring your folding chairs
Food & Drink Vendors available
Concerts are presented by the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

For Information call: 561-742-6246 or 737-3256

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March 8, 2008

Science for seniors: birding at Green Cay

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Green Cay Nature Center, 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach invites seniors
to a program of "Birding," on March 19th at 2:00 P.M.

The fee is $3.00 per person, for adults age 50+.

You must register by calling 561 966-7000.

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March 5, 2008

What's happening at the W. Boynton Library

West Boynton Branch, 9451 Jog Road, Boynton Beach 561 734-5556

ADULT PROGRAMS
Thurs., March 6, 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Writers’ Workshop
A monthly workshop led by author Barbara Bixon, area representative of The
International Women’s Writing Guild. Bring your fiction, nonfiction, or poetry to
share with the group. (3 hr.)
Tues., March 11, 2:00 p.m.
Sense of Place: Book Discussion Series
Nora Natke will lead a discussion of “Prior Bad Acts,” by Tami Hoag.
Sign up and check out a copy of the book. (90 min.) Preregister.
Tues., March 18, 2:00 p.m.
The Bintel Brief in 2008
For more than 60 years, The Bintel Brief was a regular feature of the Jewish Daily
Forward and served as a newcomers’ guide to America for immigrants. Marjorie
Gottlieb Wolfe will present a humorous and informative program on modern
“Bintel Briefisms.” (60 min.) Free tickets available March 11.
Tues., March 25, 2:00 p.m.
The Way-Off-Broadway Players -
Be prepared to laugh at “The Battle of the Sexes,” written and performed by this
popular and multi-talented local group. (45 min.) Free tickets available March 18.

WEST BOYNTON CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
March 1-21
Winter Story Times Reminder
There’s still time to sign up in person (except for Lapsit) for sessions which end
on March 21.
Mon., Feb. 4-May 5, 4:00 p.m.
Teen Book BuddiesEarn volunteer service hours by helping children in grades
K-5 with reading each week. Submit an application at the youth services desk
and attend a mandatory orientation. Ages 14-18. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thurs., March 13, 2:30 p.m.
Hands-On Fun - Hear a story, see a movie, and make an eggcellent ornament
to take home. Ages 4-7. (40 min.) Preregister.
Mon., March 17, 3:00 p.m.
Leprechauns in the Library (Again!)
Help us learn about, and maybe even trap, these tricky little creatures. We’ll read a
story, hear some music, and do a craft. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.
Fri., March 28, 1:00 p.m.
Sidewalk Chalk (rescheduled)
Get out your chalk and we’ll cover the sidewalk with colorful drawings.
(In case of rain, call for an alternate day and time.) Chalk supplied. Ages 2 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.

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January 31, 2008

What's happening at the W.Boynton Rec?

The West Boynton Park and Recreation Center is located at 6000 Northtree
Boulevard, Lake Worth - directly behind the Park Vista High School.
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Ground Hog Day Celebration 2008 - will be held on Saturday,
February 2nd from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. for pre-school aged children. Program
is free. No pre-registration is required. Parents are invited to bring their children
to enjoy an educational morning with ground hog tales, dancing with their mascot
ground hog and outdoor games and music. Bring your camera!

Spring "Egg"stravaganza 2008 will be held on Friday,
March 21st from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Bring your children and your
camera to record photos with the bunny. Children will enjoy a great egg hunt!
Program is appropriate for children under 11. Rain or shine.

For more programs and information, log on to www.pbcparks.com

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January 30, 2008

West Boynton Library Happenings - February

At the West Boynton Branch Library, 9451 Jog Road:
Free tickets are available to see the Folk singers
Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson at 7:00 p.m. Feb. 4,
This group hails from West Townshend, Vt.. They use a range of styles in their
music, from bluegrass and country western to soul and Celtic music.

Sense of Place - Adult Book Discussion Series continues
on the second Tuesday of the month. 2:00 P.M. - 3:30- P.M. with Nora Natke.
The February 12th selection is "Orchid Beach," by Stuart Woods.
Pre-Register at the registration desk, and pick up a copy of this book, so
that you can participate in the discussion.

Tues., Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. - Socrates Café -
Jack Berger leads a discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of topics
such as integrity, tolerance, friendship, happiness, and more. (90 min.) Preregister.

Tues., Feb. 19, 2:00 p.m. Hohner’s Heroes
Enjoy harmonicas and humor performed by this popular local group. Tickets
available beginning Feb. 12. (60 min.)

Sat., Feb. 23, 2:00 p.m. Adult/Child
Celebrate The Chinese New Year of the Rat in this
multicultural program with singing, dancing, and Chinese musical instruments
as performed by the Joy Club of The Chinese Association of Science, Economics,
and Culture. Afterwards, children can make a craft and hear a story. Ages 4 & up.
(30 min.) Preregister.
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October 17, 2007

Sunset Over Boynton Beach by Tina G. Korn

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"Stop the car," I yelled to my husband. "We must capture this beautiful sunset."

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