Calendar For February 15 – February 21, 2019

Saturday, Feb. 16

• The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association’s annual six-day Ocean to Lake Hiking Trail Backpacking Event is set for Saturday, Feb. 16 through Thursday, Feb. 23. This 62-mile backpacking event from Lake Okeechobee to the Atlantic Ocean is a strenuous activity and for experienced backpackers only and is limited to 25 hikers due to campsite restrictions. Contact Fred Davis at fdavis6539@msn.com or (561) 585-6386 for more info.

• The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will walk in Okeeheelee Park South (7500 Forest Hill Blvd.) on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 a.m. Contact Paul Cummings at (561) 596-4423 for more info.

• The Green Market at Wellington will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Wellington Amphitheater. For info., visit www.greenmarketatwellington.com.

• The Palm Beach Zoo will host a Ladybug Release Party on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit www.palmbeachzoo.org for more info.

• The Wellington Garden Club will hold a document shredding fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the PNC Bank branch at 12000 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington between Publix and the Wellington Amphitheater. For a donation of $5, a letter-sized box/container will be shredded. For a $10 donation, a legal-sized box/container will be shredded. Only cash or checks will be accepted. There will be volunteers on hand to assist with unloading boxes. For more info., call Jan Seagrave at (561) 793-1697.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Miniatures by Pamela O’Brien for ages 15 and up on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10:15 a.m. Miniaturist and blogger Pamela O’Brien will speak about the world of miniatures and present the winners of the Miniature Library Contest. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Books & Kids: Bilingual Story Time for ages 2 to 5 on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m. Listen to stories, songs, rhymes and fun in both English and Spanish. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host a Unicorn Story Time for ages 3 to 5 on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11:15 a.m. Travel to the land of make-believe with dazzling unicorns in this special story time. Hear stories, songs and create a magical, mystical creature craft. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host an Acoustic Java Jam for adults on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent, or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host It’s Your Move: Chess Club for ages 8 to 17 on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. Learn how to play this strategic game with members of the Royal Palm Beach High School Chess Club. All materials will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The annual Lucchese 40-Goal Challenge to benefit the Polo Players Support Group will return to the International Polo Club Palm Beach on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Dave Offen at dave@polosupport.com or call (516) 528-3821 or (647) 620-4533 for more information, or visit www.polosupport.com.

• The Wellington Classic Brew Fest will take place Saturday, Feb. 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Wellington Town Center, with craft brews and live music by the Andrew Morris Band playing country hits and classics. Visit www.wellingtonclassicbrewfest.com for more info.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Musical Concert for adults by Vikash Sharma, a celebrated local singer and musician of Guyanese descent, performing classical Indian music, on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 3:30 p.m. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

• The Wellington Amphitheater will host food trucks and a free Foreigner tribute concert on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/events for more info.

• Feeding the Hungry Inc. will host its inaugural fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 11 p.m. with its “Sharing the Love” bash at the Wellington National Golf Club (400 Binks Forest Drive, Wellington). The nonprofit organization provides tutoring for children and ESOL classes to adults and distributes food, as well as clothing, furniture, toys, appliances and home goods, to more than 400 families from five locations within Palm Beach County. For more info., visit www.feedingthehungryinc.org.

Sunday, Feb. 17

• The Royal Palm Beach Green Market & Bazaar will be held Sunday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Veterans Park (1036 Royal Palm Beach Blvd.). For more info., visit www.rpbgreenmarket.com.

• The 2019 season at the International Polo Club Palm Beach will continue Sunday, Feb. 17 with the Butler Handicap. For tickets, or more information, call (561) 204-5687 or visit www.internationalpoloclub.com.

Monday, Feb. 18

• The Kravis Center Cultural Society will host a Lunch & Learn on “Louis B. Mayer and the Screen Goddesses He Discovered: Joan Crawford, Lana Turner, and Greta Garbo,” with Scott Eyman interviewed by Steven Caras on Monday, Feb. 18 at 11:30 a.m. Visit www.kravis.org for more info.

• The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will host a screening of The Long Walk Home (1990) as part of the African-American Film Festival on Monday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. Visit www.kravis.org for more info.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

• The Senior Referral Program of Royal Palm Beach will staff an information desk to help seniors and their caregivers identify and access services for their special needs on Tuesday, Feb. 19 and Thursday, Feb. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center (100 Sweet Bay Lane). No appointment is needed for this free service; just stop by the desk. For more info., call (561) 790-5188. People interested in volunteering are also encouraged to stop by.

• The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will host Evolving presented by the Writers’ Academy at the Kravis Center on Tuesdays, Feb. 19 through March 26 at 1:30 3 p.m. Visit www.kravis.org for more info.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Free E-books for adults on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. Learn about the library’s e-book services, including the new Cloud Library app. Bring your device, user name and password, along with your library card number. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Writers Live Presents Jane Heller for adults on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. Heller started her career promoting many bestselling authors before becoming a bestselling author herself. A book signing will follow. Pre-register at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2019.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Alma Thomas Expressionist Mosaics for ages 5 to 12 on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. Get inspired by the work of Alma Thomas and create your own expressionist work of art. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will present pianist Dominic Cheli in his Florida debut on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.kravis.org for more info.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

• The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County will host a Hot Topic Luncheon on “Why Courts Matter” with Damien Filer, communications director for the Progress Florida Institute, on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Atlantis Country Club. Visit www.lwvpbc.org or call Esther Friedman at (561) 968-4123 for more info.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host “Joys of Jewish Humor, Part 2” for adults on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 2:30 p.m. In their jokes and stories, Jews speak across generational, ethnic, class and religious lines. You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy classic Jewish humor. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Lego Bricks for ages 5 to 12 on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. Build, imagine and play with Lego bricks. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center (7305 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach) will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. in Room 4B-116. The event is open to all veterans and their loved ones. VA town hall meetings provide an opportunity for VA leadership to present updates on topics which impact veterans, their families and other stakeholders. For more info., contact Kenita Gordon at (561) 422-8607 or kenita.gordon@va.gov.

• An informational meeting on Wellington’s Great Neighborhoods Grant Program will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) explaining how grant recipients can receive up to $15,000 for qualifying home projects. For more info., call (561) 791-4796.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Extreme Trivia for ages 12 to 17 on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. Challenge yourself and your friends in this extreme trivia game. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Teen Trivia for ages 12 and up on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Show off your knowledge of topics from cartoons to Cleopatra and fandom to physics. Team up with friends and battle to be the best. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

• Shulamit Hadassah will present Rabbi Cookie Lea Olshein on “Sex in the Texts: A Lively Conversation About Who Can, Should and Must in the Jewish Tradition” on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at PBCFR Station 30 (9910 Stribling Way, Wellington). RSVP to Helene at coolmama18@hotmail.com or (561) 512-3172.

• The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will present the Alabama indie group Act of Congress on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.kravis.org for more info.

Thursday, Feb. 21

• The Kravis Center Film & Literary Club will hold a screening of Love in the Afternoon on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. Visit www.kravis.org for more info.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories for all ages on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling with African drumming, spirited call-and-response songs and fun-filled audience participation. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host its STEAM Club for ages 5 to 12 on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. Create, play and learn, experimenting with slime. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Fleetwood Mac tribute concert, along with food trucks, on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/events for more info.

• Wellington Art Society member Stan Greenfield will speak about what motivates his choice of subject and how he creates his paintings on Thursday, Feb. 21 and Thursday, March 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Whole Foods Market Gallery in Wellington, where he has an ongoing exhibition. For more info., visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Fake News Game Show for adults on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Think you can spot fake news? This trivia-style competition hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists will put your skills to the test while sharing tips for spotting fake news and determining the credibility of media outlets. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

Friday, Feb. 22

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Here Comes the Sun for ages 7 to 10 on Friday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. Chase away the gray winter days with solar science, experiments with light and color, and paint a colorful suncatcher for your window. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

• The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Eagles tribute concert, along with food trucks, on Friday, Feb. 22 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/events for more info.

Saturday, Feb. 23

• The St. David’s Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will host its annual rummage sale on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. to noon at St. David’s in the Pines Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Wellington Trace and Forest Hill Blvd. For more info., call (561) 793-1976.

• Participants can help save homeless, abandoned and injured animals in need by registering for Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s 18th Annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Meyer Amphitheatre (105 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach). The pet-friendly one-mile walk begins at 9 a.m. with check-in and registration, live entertainment and a free breakfast. At 10:15 a.m., after opening ceremonies, participants will enjoy a scenic walk along the West Palm Beach waterfront down Flagler Drive. To learn more about the walk, or for sponsorship opportunities, visit www.walkwithpeggy.org or call (561) 530-6057.

• The Green Market at Wellington will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Wellington Amphitheater. For info., visit www.greenmarketatwellington.com.

• The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Elton John tribute concert, along with food trucks, on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/events for more info.

“Get Painted at the Artists Ball” will take place at the Armory Art Center (811 Park Place, West Palm Beach) on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests who want to participate in the fun will arrive dressed in white and will be painted on the spot by select artists. Tickets can be purchased at www.armoryart.org/2019artistsball.

Sunday, Feb. 24

• The 2019 season at the International Polo Club Palm Beach will continue Sunday, Feb. 26 with the C.W. Whitney Cup. For tickets, or more info., call (561) 204-5687 or visit www.internationalpoloclub.com.

• Forever Greyhounds will host its sixth annual FUNdraising Event: An Afternoon of Laughter on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Palm Beach Improv (550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach). The event will feature comedians Frank Del Pizzo and Carl Rimi, who will set the stage for an afternoon of belly laughs and fun that will include a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and more. All proceeds go directly to the medical care and transport/relocation of retired racing greyhounds. Free parking for the event is available at any of the five parking garages at City Place. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For more info., visit www.forevergreyhounds.org or call (561) 574-7756.

• A Gala Cantorial Concert featuring 12 outstanding cantors from the Southeast Region of the Cantors Assembly, including several with ties to the western communities, will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Temple Beth Am (7205 Royal Palm Blvd., Margate) in Broward County. The cantors will be singing Broadway, pops, modern Jewish composers, duets, Israeli classics, opera, Yiddish songs and Hazzanut. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, visit www.beth-am.org.