Calendar For October 13 – October 19, 2017

Saturday, Oct. 14

Buckler’s 27th Anniversary Holiday Craft Fair will take place Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15 at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center. For more info., visit www.bucklercraftfair.com.

• The Florida Gun & Knife Show will return to the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15. For more info., visit www.flgunshows.com.

• The Mounts Botanical Garden will present seminars on wind-resistant trees on Saturday, Oct. 14 and Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call Candace Smith at (561) 233-1759 or e-mail csmith5@pbcgov.org for more info.

• The fourth annual Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) Adoption Event will take place Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. This free event is the largest ever local pet adoption event. It will feature close to 1,000 animals seeking new homes. For more info., call (561) 472-8845 or visit www.countdown2zero.org.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host an Educational Opportunities Workshop for adults on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Syla Alcin from the Educational Opportunity Center will share the resources available, from career assessment to financial aid. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County will meet on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the main meeting room of the Palm Beach County Main Library on Summit Blvd. The topic will be “Using Google for Genealogy,” presented by Martha Ibanez Zervoudakis. For more info., call (561) 616-3455 or e-mail ancestry@gensocofpbc.org.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host “Festival of Lights Celebration: Diwali” for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. Discover this beautiful tradition with a colorful presentation that reflects the cultures of Nepal, India, Guyana and Bangladesh. Children’s author Anita Adhikary will read her book, Dashian Ayo! Tihar Aayo! A Nepali Festival Celebration. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Kitchen Chat: Fondue for ages 14 and up on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. Borrow a cookbook, test a recipe and share your tips. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host its Beginners Chess Club for ages 8 to 17 on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 2:30 p.m. Learn the basics of the game. All skill levels are welcome. Materials will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington Amphitheater will hold a free Van Halen tribute concert on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info.

Sunday, Oct. 15

• The Mounts Botanical Garden will host Yoga in the Garden on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 8 a.m. Practice yoga in a tropical landscape. For more info., call (561) 233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org.

• The Royal Palm Beach Green Market & Bazaar will return to Veterans Park on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will run weekly through April. Call (561) 790-5149 for more info.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Your Life in Pictures for ages 14 and up on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. Create memoirs through stories and pictures using Microsoft Publisher. Bring your photos and story ideas to include in your visual keepsake. Beginning computer skills are required. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

Monday, Oct. 16

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Write, Read & Critique for adults on Mondays, Oct. 16 and Oct. 30 at 9:30 a.m. Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join this informal roundtable discussion where participants improve their craft by reading and discussing their work in progress. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension will offer a five-part workshop on relationships titled Elevate: Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level on Monday evenings from Oct. 16 through Nov. 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Office (559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach). To register, visit www.smartcouples.org. For more info., call (561) 233-1742.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host its Chess Club for Adults on Monday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Pajamarama Story Time: Pumpkin Patch Time for ages 3 to 6 on Monday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Listen to silly stories, songs and more about pumpkins. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Coloring Calaveras for ages 8 to 12 on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. Create colorful sugar skull masks using your creativity and imagination. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Palm Beach County School District’s Showcase of Schools will take place Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center. For more information, visit www.palmbeachschools.org/choiceprograms.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Snap to It With Snap Circuits for ages 8 to 11 on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. Explore a variety of projects and games with a circuit board that features sound, light and motion. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host “Are You Board? Game On!” for adults on Tuesdays, Oct. 17 and Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. Gather your friends, or come and make new ones. A variety of familiar games will be available, with a new and exciting one presented and explained each week. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Decorative Halloween Masks for ages 12 and up on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Looking for an original Halloween costume this year? Design your own decorative painted mask. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host its Anime Otaku Club for ages 12 to 17 on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Hang out, watch anime, eat snacks, and talk with fellow fans about all the coolest shows from Japan. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

• This month’s Mindful Parenting Workshop will be held Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Kontiki Wine & Raw Bar (13860 Wellington Trace, Wellington). There will be a cash bar and menu-limited seating. RSVP to www.mindfulparentingworkshop.eventbrite.com. For more info., e-mail soderman@learnideal.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Musical Toddlers & Tykes for children under age 4 on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 3:30 p.m. Jam along to favorite story time songs with instruments to keep the music going. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

• The 2017 Palm Beach County College & Career Fair will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.palmbeachschools.org.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Book & Film Discussion for adults on Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt with a film viewing on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. and a book discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

• Wellington will hold a villagewide Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Wellington Community Center. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info.

• The Relay for Life of Western Palm Beach County will host a kickoff party to gather anyone who wants to know more about the 2018 relay on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). The Relay for Life of Western Palm Beach County includes everyone from The Acreage, Loxahatchee Groves, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington and West Palm Beach joining together to raise money to fight cancer. For more info., contact Lisa Noel at (561) 650-0129 or lisa.noel@cancer.org.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host its Coloring Club for ages 16 and up on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials will be provided, or bring your own coloring book. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host a Writers Reading Open Mic for ages 18 and up on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Writers are invited to share their work at this open mic event, or come just to listen. Preferred reading length of no more than five minutes on a family-friendly subject matter. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• Shulamit Hadassah will hold a “Knives and Nutrition” Event with registered dietitian Lorna Dubinsky on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Station 30 (9610 Stribling Way, Wellington). Shulamit will be selling Rada cutlery at the event. For more info., or to RSVP, contact Sue Daniels at (561) 656-1761 or smow@comcast.net.

Thursday, Oct. 19

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Medicare 101 on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. Open enrollment begins in October. The Palm Beach Area Agency on Aging SHINE program will discuss the various options to choose from. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Central Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold an Economic Forum Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the West Palm Beach Marriott (1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach), focusing on workforce readiness. The luncheon will feature Palm Beach County Administrator Verdenia Baker, Palm Beach Atlantic University President William M.B. Fleming Jr., West Tech Principal Dr. Charlene Ford, Florida Atlantic University President Dr. John Kelly, Keiser University Campus President Kimberly Lea and Palm Beach State College President Ava Parker. To RSVP, visit www.cpbchamber.com.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Coloring for Adults: Tell-Tale Tiles for ages 16 and up on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. Nothing says Halloween like hand coloring a pair of Edgar Allen Poe-inspired decorative tiles. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host its Cookie Book Club for ages 8 to 12 on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. What if your pet had a spooky secret? Grab a copy of Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe. Read it and share your thoughts about the book while enjoying cookies. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host its Under Construction Lego Crew for ages 11 to 14 on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. Use Lego bricks to build original creations. Work by yourself or as a team to bring your building challenges to life. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington Amphitheater will hold a free Aerosmith tribute concert with a food truck invasion on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info.

• The South Florida Fair will hold a fundraising night at Texas Roadhouse for Team Dylan and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. Visit www.southfloridafair.com for the flyer that must be presented in order to participate in the fundraiser.

Friday, Oct. 20

Spookyville in Yesteryear Village will take place Oct. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and 31 at Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds. For more info., visit www.southfloridafair.com.

• The West Palm Beach Home Show will return to the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center from Friday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 22. For more info., visit www.westpalmhomeshow.com.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host its 20th Year Anniversary Celebration on Friday, Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m. The Wellington branch opened its doors 20 years ago in 1997. Celebrate the occasion, meet staff, see old photos, and enjoy cake and refreshments. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Crafts for Kids for ages 4 to 8 on Friday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. Bring your creativity and make a new friend and a cool autumn craft. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host “Monster Rocks” Rock Painting Fun for ages 5 and up on Friday, Oct. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Paint your rocks to look like monsters. Keep them or hide them anywhere in the community. Materials will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington Seniors Club 25th Anniversary Gala will take place Friday, Oct. 20 at the Wanderers Club in Wellington. Cocktails will be from 6 to 7 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Music will be by the Whitestone Band. There will be complimentary valet service. The cost to attend is $50 for members and $85 for guests. For more info., call Mae Loglisci at (561) 792-5707.

• The Village of Royal Palm Beach will hold a free screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park. Call (561) 790-5149 for more info.

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