Saturday, Sept. 27
• The Palm Beach County Comic Book & Collectible Palm Con Show is set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Visit www.palmcon.net for more info.
• Mothers of preschoolers are invited to Community of Hope Church (14055 Okeechobee Blvd.) on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. for the church’s new MOPS program. MOPS it is designed for mothers of children birth through kindergarten. For more info., call (561) 753-8883 or e-mail email@example.com.
• Learn all about growing and preparing heart-healthy vegetables and fruits at a free workshop offered by the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clayton E. Hutcheson Exhibit Hall A (559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach). Participants will be able to taste prepared dishes. Call (561) 233-1742 to register.
• Whole Foods Market (2635 State Road 7, Wellington) will host a Kid’s Culinary Workshop for ages 6 to 14 to benefit the Whole Kids Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. For a $25 donation per child, junior chefs will learn all about plating, adding color to their dishes and combining flavors. Call (561) 904-4000 to pre-register.
• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Teen Soda Tab Art for ages 12 to 17 on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. What can you make out of ordinary soda can tabs? Stop in and find out! All materials will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.
• Wellington announces the return of its popular Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). The theme will be “Murder at the Speakeasy” and will feature actors portraying characters from the Prohibition era. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume, and prizes will be given out at the end of the evening. For more info., call (561) 753-2484 or visit www.wellingtonfl.gov.
Sunday, Sept. 28
• The Acreage Green Market will take place Sunday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Acreage Community Park (6701 140th Ave. North). For more info., visit www.acreagegreenmarket.org or call (561) 723-3898.
• The fourth annual West Palm Beach Pup Crawl will return Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Restaurants and businesses will offer food and drink specials, and families and their dogs can enjoy a pet parade, doggie fashion show, dog-themed games for children, pet adoptions, vaccinations and more. For more info., visit www.pupcrawlwpb.com.
• The Mounts Botanical Garden (531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach) will host Gardening with Ornamental Native Wildflowers on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to use wildflowers as ground cover and as a lawn substitute. Focus on the horticultural and aesthetic uses of wildflowers. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. For more info., call (561) 233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org.
• Barnes & Noble (10500 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington) will host a writers’ group event Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. with Hugh Howey, author of the mystery novel Wool. Call (561) 792-1292 for more info.
• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Tropical Music with Grupo Alegro for adults Sunday, Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. Grupo Alegro performs tropical music from various Latin American countries. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.
Monday, Sept. 29
• The public is invited to a roundtable meeting Monday, Sept. 29 to discuss issues affecting the Agricultural Reserve Area in southern Palm Beach County. The roundtable will be held at the Clayton Hutcheson Agricultural Center (559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No pre-registration is required. Visit www.pbcgov.com/pzb/planning/ag_reserve/ag_reserve.htm for more info.
• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Lego Building Crew for ages 7 to 11 on Monday, Sept. 29 at 3:30 p.m. Play with Legos and make your own unique creations. Call (561) 790-6030 for more info.
• Barnes & Noble (10500 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington) will hold the first meeting of its Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club on Monday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. to assemble all interested persons and organize a monthly book club for fans of science fiction, fantasy and related novels. Call (561) 792-1292 for more info.
Tuesday, Sept. 30
• Barnes & Noble (10500 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington) will host “Storytime: The Day the Crayons Quit” on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. with a storytime, activities and snacks. Call (561) 792-1292 for more info.
• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Club Pokémon for ages 6 to 12 on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.
Wednesday, Oct. 1
• Palms West Hospital will host Settle Your Tummy on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at noon in Classroom 2. Dr. Ali Sedagheh Pakravan will talk about acid reflux, heartburn and other gastrointestinal problems. Call (561) 345-7009 for more info.
• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host American Girl: Kit Kittredge for ages 6 to 12 on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. There’s big news to report, mysteries to solve and collages to make. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.
• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Trivia Night for adults Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. Form a team or compete alone in a stimulating game of trivia. Bragging rights and prizes will be awarded. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.
Thursday, Oct. 2
• The Okeeheelee Nature Center (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) will host Story Time for ages 2 to 5 on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. Introduce little ones to Mother Nature through stories. Class activities may include live animals, games, nature walks and/or crafts specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers. The cost is $2 per child. Call (561) 233-1400 to RSVP.
• Students and local job seekers will be able to meet hiring employers at the Job & University Transfer Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2 at the BioScience Technology Complex on Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus (3160 PGA Blvd.) The event is free and open to the public. For more info., visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/career, or contact Gary Karl at (561) 207-5349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Barnes & Noble (10500 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington) will hold a Bookfair Fundraiser for the Okeeheelee Middle School Band on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. featuring live performances and activities for the whole family. Call (561) 792-1292 for more info.
• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Writers’ Critique Workshop for adults Thursday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.
Saturday, Oct. 4
• The Audubon Society of the Everglades will car pool around Storm Water Treatment Area 1E on Saturday, Oct 4 at 7 a.m. For more info., visit www.auduboneverglades.org, e-mail email@example.com or call Linda at (561) 742-7791.
• The seventh annual Run for the Animals & Family Fun Day will take place Saturday, Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Micanopy Pavilion at Okeeheelee Park. The 5K run and walk will begin at 8 a.m. with registration at 7 a.m. The one-mile family/dog walk will begin shortly thereafter. Call Barbara Masi at (561) 688-3981 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
• The Mounts Botanical Garden (531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach) will host Urban Farming: Vegetable Growing on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. Learn techniques on site preparation, seedling establishment, planting, maintenance, pest and disease control, watering efficiently and harvesting, and the best way and time to start planting vegetables that grow in South Florida. For more info., call (561) 233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org.
• St. Peter’s United Methodist Church (12200 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington) will hold its Fall Community Harvest Fest on Saturday, Oct 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with craft vendors, a barbecue dinner, a bake sale, on-stage entertainment, kids games and more. For more info., call Lori Maxwell at (561) 632-4484 or e-mail email@example.com.
• The Okeeheelee Nature Center (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) will host a Nature Walk for all ages Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a free guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods forest and learn about the local plants and animals. Call (561) 233-1400 for more info.
• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host its Acoustic Java Jam for adults Saturday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.
• Clay-Glass-Metal-Stone Gallery (16 South J Street, Lake Worth) will host a Cat-O-Strophic Event with portraits of cats as only an artist could imagine them, opening with a reception Saturday, Oct. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. The show runs through Tuesday, Oct. 14. Call (561) 588-8344 for more info.