Calendar For May 11 – May 19, 2019

Saturday, May 11

• Lion Country Safari, the Miami Seaquarium, the Museum of Discovery & Science and Zoo Miami will offer a Summer Savings Pass, which will give pass holders unlimited admission to all four attractions throughout the summer. The pass will be available for purchase at each of the participating parks beginning on May 11 and will be valid for admission until Sept. 30. For more info., visit www.summersavingspass.com.

• Wellington’s Lakeside Family Fun Days returns on Saturday, May 11 from 9 to 1 p.m. on Lake Wellington, located behind the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). The event will feature a variety of free activities for the entire family. The schedule of activities includes kayaking, paddle boarding, an inflatable slide, a rock wall, face painting, lawn games, fishing, food trucks, vendors, kids activities, class demos with Wellington Community Center instructors, Plaster Time Crafts (first 200 participants), strider bike demos and an obstacle course with Okeeheelee BMX, and costumed characters. For more info., visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/events.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Intermediate Tai Chi on Saturdays, May 11, 18 and 25 at 9 a.m. and Tai Chi for Beginners at 10:15 a.m. for ages 12 and up. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Greater West Palm Beach Women’s Club will sponsor its fourth annual Brunch & Fashion Show on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at the Atlantis Country Club (190 Atlantis Blvd.). Fashions will be provided by Chico’s, and auction baskets and raffles are scheduled. Proceeds will support the club’s many service projects. Call (561) 321-1289 for more info.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Books & Kids: Bilingual Story Time (Libros y Niños: Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe) for ages 2 to 5 on Saturday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m. Join in for stories, songs, rhymes and fun in both English and Spanish. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County will hold a hot topic discussion titled Lock It Up: A Community Safety Program That Saves Lives on Saturday, May 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the STEM Education Center (4802 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach) across from the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium. The speakers include Barbara Markley, co-chair of the Gun Safety Committee for the League of Women Voters of Broward County; Monica Monahan, a criminologist and sociologist; and Tom Gabor, author of Enough! Solving America’s Gun Violence Crisis. RSVPs are requested at www.lwvpbc.org.

• CAFCI and the Village of Royal Palm Beach will host Cultural Diversity Day on Saturday, May 11 from 1 to 8 p.m. at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park with food, live entertainment and vendors. For more info., call (561) 753-1232 or (561) 790-4002.

• The Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County will meet on Saturday, May 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the community room at the Palm Beach County Main Library (3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach). The program topic will be “With a Little Help from My Genie Friends.” Attendees and their family history research questions will be the spotlight of several roundtable discussions. Bring your family trees, DNA test results and questions to share in small groups with other researchers. For more info., call (561) 616-3455 or e-mail ancestry@gensocofpbc.org.

Monday, May 13

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Brush, Ink & Chinese Calligraphy for adults on Monday, May 13 at 2:30 p.m. Experiment with a new art form from China’s four treasures of study: brush, ink, paper and inkstone. Surprise yourself with a creative mind. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Coding with Tech Toys: Lego WeDo for ages 7 to 12 on Monday, May 13 at 4 p.m. Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host its Chess Club on Monday, May 13 at 6 p.m. Basic game knowledge is required. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host English Exchange for adults on Mondays, May 13 and May 20 at 6:30 p.m. Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches will present Rhapsody in Red, White and Blue, a patriotic musical tribute featuring piano virtuoso David Crohan, at Palm Beach State College’s Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth on Monday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m., and at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens on Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and grants to local school music programs. Tickets are available by calling (561) 832-3115 or online at www.symphonicband.org.

Tuesday, May 14

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Zumbini: Dance & Play Together for toddlers under 3 on Tuesday, May 14 at 10:15 a.m. Jump into these trendy physical, musical classes for your little one and you. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

• The Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers-Retired will meet on Tuesday, May 11 at 11 a.m. at the CTA complex (714 Spencer Drive, West Palm Beach). There is a speaker at each meeting and a light lunch is served. Call (561) 683-4623 for more info.

• 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, May 14 and Thursday, May 16 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 Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Become a Microsoft Publisher Pro for ages 10 and up on Tuesday, May 14 at 2 p.m. Make your next party fabulous. Learn how to design invitations, banners, flyers, menus and more. Some computer experience is required. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The Wellington Art Society will host a reception for its “Art of Spring” exhibit at the Wellington Community Center and “Spectrum” exhibit at the Wellington Municipal Complex on Tuesday, May 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. The two venues are located on Forest Hill Blvd., just west of South Shore Blvd. Light refreshments will be served. There will also be drawings for special door prizes, and artist Nancy Yanetti will be doing a demonstration piece. A People’s Choice Award will be presented at each venue. There will be 83 pieces of artwork by 27 artists on display. Most original artwork is for sale, and many artists have prints of their work. For more info., visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host “Are You Board? Game On!” for ages 16 and up on Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, May 28 at 6 p.m. Discover new games or reacquaint with old favorites. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington Village Council will meet on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Wellington Municipal Complex. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info.

Wednesday, May 15

• Residents can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening on Wednesday, May 15 at Chabad of Royal Palm Beach (129 Sparrow Drive). Call (877) 237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com to pre-register.

• The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County will hold a hot topic discussion and luncheon on Diminishing Barriers: Palm Beach County Reentry Programs with Orie Bullard, director of the Reentry Center, on Wednesday, May 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Atlantis Country Club (190 South Atlantis Blvd.). RSVPs are requested either online at www.lwvpbc.org or by calling Esther Friedman at (561) 968-4123.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Kitchen Chat for ages 14 and up on Wednesday, May 15 at 2 p.m. Join in a discussion to help you with home cooking. Borrow any cookbook, test a meal and share your tips, techniques and kitchen adventures. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Lego Bricks for ages 5 to 12 on Wednesday, May 15 at 3 p.m. Build, imagine and play with Lego bricks. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Anime Nation for ages 12 to 17 on Wednesday, May 15 at 6 p.m. View new anime titles in Japanese with English subtitles. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Teen Trivia: Internet Edition for ages 12 and up on Wednesday, May 15 at 6 p.m. Topics range from memes to malware and phishing to file sharing. Team up with friends and battle to be the best. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 for info.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Book Discussion on “My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me” by Jennifer Teege for adults on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. Copies are available at the research services desk. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

Shulamit Hadassah will host an ice cream social on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Wellington home of Shirley Horn. For more info., call Susan Daniels at (561) 252-1872.

Thursday, May 16

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host “The Habit of Happy” for adults on Thursday, May 16 at 2 p.m. This presentation will include a discussion around the basic science of the brain and strategies for incorporating “happy” into our daily lives. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Adult Coloring: Connect-The-Dot Mandalas on Thursday, May 16 at 2 p.m. Connect the dots and color for fun and relaxation. Coloring pages and materials will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Bird Kite Craft for ages 5 to 12 on Thursday, May 16 at 3 p.m. Make a kite with paper and decorate it. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Readers Are Leaders: Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday for ages 5 to 7 on Thursday, May 16 at 3 p.m. Parents and kids discuss stories with positive values and life lessons, then participate in games and activities that let kids practice that life skill. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Miss Carly’s Crochet Class for ages 9 and up on Thursday, May 16 at 4 p.m. Learn the basics of crochet or show off your mad crochet skills. Bring a size H, I, J or K hook and skein of worsted-weight yarn. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Sinatra, Martin, Darin & Vail Tribute by Johnny T., along with food trucks, on Thursday, May 16 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/events for more info.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Career Transitions on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. Enhance your job search, write an effective résumé and cover letter or explore a new career path. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

Friday, May 17

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Crafts for Kids for ages 4 to 8 on Friday, May 17 at 3 p.m. Make a fun craft and friends at this family event. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Lego Bricks for ages 6 to 11 on Friday, May 17 at 4 p.m. Build, imagine and play with Lego bricks. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free screening of The Kid Who Would Be King on Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m. Call (561) 753-2484 for more info.

Saturday, May 18

• The League of Yes will host a free baseball showcase event on Saturday, May 18 at the Village Park baseball fields at 11700 Pierson Road in Wellington from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The League of Yes is a baseball program for individuals with special abilities. For more info., e-mail krisr@leagueofyes.com or call (631) 235-6906. Buddies and players can register at www.leagueofyes.com/loy-florida.

• Turtle Creek’s Affordable Hay & Supply (5046 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road) will be the host of the third annual “Good Hands Getting Dirty” Event on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This fundraising and supply drive helps Barky Pines Animal Rescue in its mission to save the urgent, homeless pets at Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control. For more info., visit www.barkypinesanimalrescue.com or call (561) 402-1451.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Garden Talks for ages 15 and up on Saturday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m. Discuss different spaces and sizes of gardens with Extension Agent Chris Miller. Share ideas, seeds and seedlings. No knowledge is required. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host an Acoustic Java Jam for adults on Saturday, May 18 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 for more info.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Make Your Own K-Pop & J-Pop Merch for ages 12 to 17 on Saturday, May 18 at 3 p.m. Materials and snacks will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Gala on Saturday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion. For more info., call (561) 790-6200 or visit www.cpbchamber.com.

• The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Led Zeppelin Tribute by Pure Zeppelin on Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/events for more info.

Sunday, May 19

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Summer Stories for ages 2 to 6 on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. Summer is almost here. Listen to stories, dance to fun songs and do a craft. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Young Singers of the Palm Beaches will present its spring concert Broadway and Beyond on Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. More than 350 young singers in grades two through 12 will offer a memorable evening celebrating the music of 10 decades of Broadway. Tickets can be purchased by calling (561) 832-7469 or online at www.kravis.org/youngsingers. For more info., call Young Singers at (561) 651-4429 or e-mail information@yspb.org.

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