Calendar For February 9 – February 15, 2018

Saturday, Feb. 10

• The 19th annual Everglades Day Festival will be held Saturday, Feb. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach). This year, the theme is “Colors of the Everglades,” and the goal is to promote awareness, appreciation and understanding of the Everglades. For more info., call (561) 734-8303.

• The Green Market at Wellington will be open Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Wellington Amphitheater. For more info., visit www.greenmarketatwellington.com.

• The 17th annual Strawberry Festival will be held Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Palm Beach Greenmarket and will include freshly made strawberry shortcakes. All proceeds from the featured shortcakes, a $5 donation, will benefit Hospice of Palm Beach County. For info., visit www.wpb.org/greenmarket.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host its RPB Kids Coloring Club for ages 2 and up on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 10:30 a.m. Children are invited to enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring on a Valentine’s Day themed. Call (561) 790-6030 for more info.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Zoo Stories for ages 2 to 6 on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. Join in a frenzy of stories, songs and a craft featuring favorite zoo friends. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Palm Beach Zoo will host its fourth annual Ladybug Release Party on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring the family for a day full of ladybug fun. Visit www.palmbeachzoo.org for more info.

• The Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County will meet Saturday, Feb. 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the Main Multipurpose Room of the Palm Beach County Main Library (3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach). The program topic is “Sleuthing Cemeteries: Online Resources.” For more information, call (561) 616-3455, e-mail ancestry@gensocofpbc.org or visit www.gensocofpbc.org.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host “What’s All That Jazz About?” with saxophonist Shenole Latimer for all ages on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Black History Month Jazz Music Concert on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 2:30 p.m. Founder and host of Jazz on J Street, flutist Blanche Williams, will be joined by seasoned musicians to kick off the library’s Black History Month celebration. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host its Teen Anime Club for ages 12 to 17 on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. Meet other teens who enjoy watching and talking about anime. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• A Chinese New Year event celebrating the Year of the Dog will be held Saturday, Feb. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Olympia Clubhouse (9100 Fatio Blvd., Wellington). The event will include many cultural performances, including a lion dance, tai chi demonstration and tea ceremony. For more info., call Deryck Mei at (561) 707-6989.

• Local author Manny Luftglass, writer of the “Gone Fishin’” column for the Condo News, will make an appearance on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Book Cellar bookstore (8011 Lake Ave., Lake Worth). Luftglass will autograph copies of his books and answer questions from attendees.

• The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free concert featuring the Screaming Orphans on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Call (561) 753-2484 or visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info.

Sunday, Feb. 11

• The Wellington Chamber of Commerce will host its 5K Polo Dash & Bash on Sunday, Feb. 11 at the Grand Champions Polo Club (13444 Southfields Road, Wellington) with a vendor village, a 155-foot obstacle course, a bull-riding competition, food and more. Gates open at 7 a.m. with a race warm-up at 7:30 a.m. The race will begin at 8 a.m. Vendor village, music and the ponies-only patio will be open until 1 p.m. For more info., call the Wellington Chamber at (561) 792-6525 or visit www.wellingtonchamber.com.

• The Royal Palm Beach Green Market & Bazaar will be open Sunday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Veterans Park. For more info., visit www.rpbgreenmarket.com.

• The Rainforest Clinic for Birds & Exotics (3319 E Road, Loxahatchee Groves) will host its annual Rainforest Parrot Party on Sunday, Feb. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info., call Terry Timberlake at (561) 635-0676 or the clinic at (561) 795-4878.

• The 2018 high-goal polo season will continue Sunday, Feb. 11 with the Ylivasker Cup at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Polo matches are open to the public, with a wide range of hospitality and guest seating options. For more info., visit www.internationalpoloclub.com.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Sahaja Meditation for adults on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Sahaja meditation is a simple, time-honored technique that reduces stress and increases wellness. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The World Championship Equestrian Triathlon will be held Sunday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at Deeridge Farms in Wellington. The family friendly competition will feature top polo, hunter/jumper and dressage athletes come together on one showground with a twist — athletes do not compete in their own sports. Proceeds will benefit the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington. For sponsorship information and tickets, visit www.bgcpbc.org.

Monday, Feb. 12

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host “Write! Read! Critique!” for adults on Monday, Feb. 12 and 26 at 9:30 a.m. Join in this informal roundtable discussion where participants improve their craft by reading and discussing their works in progress. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host “Pajamarama Story Time: Transportation Depot!” for ages 3 to 6 on Monday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Listen to silly stories, songs and fingerplays about cars, trucks, trains and more. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host its Chess Club for Adults on Monday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

• The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will present comedian Jackie Mason on Monday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. Visit www.kravis.org for more info.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

• The Western Business Alliance will host a luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Gourmet Deli House (7117 Lake Worth Road) featuring guest speaker Mark Langhan, a New York-based attorney who writes frequently on Middle Eastern affairs and security issues confronting Israel. For more info., visit www.thewesternbusinessalliance.com.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host “Happy Presidents Day!” for ages 5 to 12 on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. Celebrate by creating a patriotic wind sock. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Math Lab: Code Breakers for grades K through two on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 3:30 p.m. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

• Wellington will hold a Neighborhood Watch Meeting for the Aero Club community on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host “I’m in Love … With Slime!” for ages 7 and up on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. Make a slimy concoction that will glow in the dark. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host a Pizza Chat for ages 12 to 17 on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Chat with the group about a book, movie, game, anime or show that you loved or hated while enjoying pizza and drinks. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Book Discussion on Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Pick up a copy at the research services desk. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

• The Wellington Village Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Wellington Municipal Complex. For more info., visit www.wellingtonfl.gov.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

• The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will present the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Thursday, Feb. 15. Visit www.kravis.org for more info.

Audubon of the Everglades will hold a bird walk at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 a.m. Visit www.auduboneverglades.org for more info.

• The Oleander Garden Club of the Palm Beaches will hold a charity luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 11:15 a.m. at the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center. The proceeds will help support youth gardening programs and education for children. A donation of $25 will include appetizers, a gourmet salad buffet luncheon and a variety of desserts, with door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. For more info., e-mail timhadsell@cs.com or call (561) 670-4790.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Valentine’s Party for ages 5 to 12 on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. with games, music and crafts. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host “If You Give Your Valentine a Cookie…” for ages 4 to 8 on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 3:30 p.m. Decorate a sugar cookie and enjoy some stories and games you’re sure to love. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

• Big Dog Ranch Rescue will host Valentine’s Night Out: For the Love of Dogs on Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Polo Bar & Grill (2470 Greenview Cove Drive, Wellington). Visit www.bdrr.org for more info.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Visions of China with Photographer Elaine Walsh for adults on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. Join in for a digital essay of China, including images of the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Terracotta Soldiers and a cruise along the Yangtze River. Call (561) 790-6030 for more info.

• The Northern Palm Beach chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will meet Wednesday, Feb. 14 at the Embassy Suites Hotel (4350 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens). Networking starts at 6 p.m. For more info., call Sam Markwell at (561) 644-2384 or Sally Ott at (561) 373-8727.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Teen Trivia for ages 12 and up on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Love trivia? Hate Valentine’s Day? Skip the romance and eat some chocolate with friends as you test your knowledge. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

Thursday, Feb. 15

• The deadline to register for the seventh annual Wellington Idol singing competition is Thursday, Feb. 15. Contestants must be individual singers at least 8 years old as of March 1, must reside in Wellington or attend a Wellington school, and cannot be professional performers. For the official rules and application form, visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/idol. For more info., contact Joe Piconcelli at (561) 791-4756 or jpiconcelli@wellingtonfl.gov.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Natural Medicine: Finding Trusted Resources on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. Learn to assess health claims and become an educated consumer by learning to ask the right questions. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Black History Month Trivia for ages 5 to 12 on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. Does your knowledge of trivia leave your family and friends in awe? Join a team and see who wins. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host its Cookie Book Club for ages 7 to 12 on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. What if you could become a world class magician? Step 1: Grab a copy of the book The Vanishing Coin by Kate Egan and Mike Lane. Step 2: Read it. Step 3: Eat cookies and share your thoughts about the book. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

• The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Motown tribute concert, along with a food truck invasion, on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info.

Friday, Feb. 16

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Lego Bricks for ages 5 to 12 on Friday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. Build, imagine and play with Lego bricks. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

• The St. Rita Catholic Church Knights of Columbus #8419 (13645 Paddock Drive, Wellington) will host their annual Lenten Fish Dinners on the six Fridays between Ash Wednesday and Palm Sunday on Feb. 16 and 23, and March 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more info., call Chairman Francesco Truglio at (561) 385-8661.

• The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Eagles tribute concert, along with a food truck invasion, on Friday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info.

• The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will present the Beach Boys’ Wild Honey Tour on Friday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. Visit www.kravis.org for more info.

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