Calendar For May 18 – May 26, 2019

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.

• Another Chance Stables will hold its first fundraiser, A Secret Garden Tea Party, on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center (151 Civic Center Way) to raise money to rebuild a barn at the nonprofit’s new location. For tickets, or more information, visit www.anotherchancestables.org.

• Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, State Sen. Kevin Rader and State Rep. Tina Polsky will host the Fantastic Food Giveaway on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hands Park (500 NW Fifth Street, Belle Glade). Families should bring a large canvas bag to walk through the distribution line containing fresh produce, bread and other staples at no charge, while supplies last. Registration is not required. For more info., contact Kelley Burke at kburke@pbcgov.org or (561) 355-2206.

• The First Haitian Baptist Church of Belle Glade is inviting friends, families and alumni of its Children and Youth Development Center to a free Family Reunion on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The church is located at 200 SW Avenue B in Belle Glade. Members of the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller, Palm Beach Commandery, are helping to support the church in this endeavor, inviting those in other parts of Palm Beach County to join the festivities. To register, visit www.sosjpb.org and go to the events page.

• 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.

• Studio Performing Arts will present Circus Spectacular on Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Visit www.kravis.org for more info.

Community Animal Hospital (11462 Okeechobee Blvd., Royal Palm Beach) will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday, May 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. with a pet fashion show, food, games, tours, prizes, face painting and more. For more info., call (561) 798-5508.

• 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.

Hayden’s Night of Heroes, to benefit first-grader Hayden Chipley and his family, will be held on Saturday, May 18 at the First Baptist Church of Wellington, located at 12700 W. Forest Hill Blvd. The event starts at 5 p.m. For more info., call (561) 793-5670.

• There will be a cruise night at Knot Just Pizza (8170 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach) on Saturday, May 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The restaurant features delicious thin crust or New York-style pizza with more than 30 toppings and many other freshly made specialties. The free cruise night is open to all classic, custom or cool cars, and you’ll receive a 10 percent discount for your ride in the show field. There will be a $25 gift card for owner’s choice near the conclusion. Rockin’ Rich Bedford of www.rollbackradio.com will have a live broadcast.

• 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 Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Sahaja Meditation for ages 16 and up on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. This time-honored technique reduces stress, brings better focus and helps you become more balanced. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Palm Beach County is offering a new Family Support Group in Wellington. The group meets on the third Sunday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Station 30 (9610 Stribling Way). Learn more at www.namipbc.org/nami-pbc-support-groups. For more info., call (561) 588-3477 or visit www.namipbc.org.

• 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.

Monday, May 20

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Sensory Story Time for adults with special needs on Monday, May 20 at 10 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, dance and art about the ocean. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

• The Greater Palm Beach Rose Society will meet Monday, May 20 featuring Consulting Rosarian Mike Becker, who will discuss how to care for roses during Florida summers. New members joining at the May meeting will be given a free rose bush valued at $25, which is the cost of a membership. Meetings are held at the Mounts Botanical Garden (531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach). Refreshments and socialization start at 7 p.m., and the program starts at 7:30 p.m. For more info., visit www.gpbrs.org.

Tuesday, May 21

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Play-Doh Play Date for ages 4 to 7 on Tuesday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. Knead, roll and mold using Play-Doh. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• 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 21 and Thursday, May 23 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 graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019 at Palm Beach Central High School will be held Tuesday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at the South Florida Fairgrounds. For more info., call (561) 304-1000.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Preserving Your Family Heritage: Scanning Images on Tuesday, May 21; Wednesday, May 22; and Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m. Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using the library’s high-speed scanner. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Marble Mazes for ages 5 to 12 on Tuesday, May 21 at 3 p.m. Imagine, engineer and construct your own marble maze. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Changing Your Life in a Positive Way Through Meditation for adults on Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. Explore the healing power of meditation and create peace in your life in spite of the stress around you. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host “The Works & Women of Charles Dickens” on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m., a look at the women in Dickens’ life and how they shaped the writer he became. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

• The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, dedicated to promoting the preservation, conservation and restoration of native plants in Florida, will host its 14th annual Rare & Unique Native Plant Auction on Tuesday, May 21 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Mounts Botanical Garden Auditorium in West Palm Beach. All proceeds will support the FNPS mission. For more info., visit www.palmbeach.fnpschapters.org.

Wednesday, May 22

• The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019 at Wellington High School will be held Wednesday, May 22 at 9 a.m. at the South Florida Fairgrounds. For more info., call (561) 795-4900.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Five Little Senses Baby Sensory Play for infants ages 3 to 18 months on Wednesday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m. Stimulate your little one’s senses and encourage them to explore with various sensory playtime activities. All abilities are welcome. Dress to get messy. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host The Crop Circle: Scrapbooking Club for ages 14 and up on Wednesday, May 22 at 2 p.m. Organize your photos and record your memories. Some materials provided. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Book Discussion: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens for adults on Wednesday, May 22 at 2 p.m. Copies are available at the research services desk. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Extreme Trivia for ages 12 to 17 on Wednesday, May 22 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 Dungeons & Dragons on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. Join other Dungeons & Dragons enthusiasts as they assume the roles of characters journeying through a magical world. Books, dice and other materials will be available. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

Thursday, May 23

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Quilling: May Bouquet for ages 16 and up on Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m. Come in and quill your very own May bouquet. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Dance Party for ages 5 to 12 on Thursday, May 23 at 2:30 p.m. Celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer with music, dance and fun. Refreshments will be provided. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Eric Clapton Tribute by Forever Eric, along with food trucks, on Thursday, May 23 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/events for more info.

• Chabad of Royal Palm Beach (129 Sparrow Drive) will hold a Lag BaOmer BBQ Event on Thursday, May 23 at 5 p.m. Join in for a fun community barbecue together with family and friends. There will be a kids’ petting zoo and live music. For more info., call (561) 225-1766.

• The Capital Strategies Investment Group Women’s Forum will host “Overcoming Lifechanging Obstacles” on Thursday, May 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Manatee Lagoon (6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach). The fee of $30 benefits Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies. For more info., visit www.eventbrite.com/e/rising-above-overcoming-life-changing-obstacles-tickets-56510212567.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Book Chat: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones for adults on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. Copies are available. Refreshments will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a program on the Opioid Crisis on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. featuring a doctor from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and a speaker on addiction issues. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

Saturday, May 25

• Resilient Fitness (11596 Pierson Road, Wellington) will host its first Honor Our Heroes Event on Saturday, May 25 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include a collaborative team competition open to current and retired military members. The event will include a special ceremony at 11:45 a.m. For more info., visit www.resilientlives.com/memorial-day-event.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Fun With Coding for ages 7 and up on Saturday, May 25 at 3 p.m. Learn to code with CoderDojo mentors. Twelve laptops will be provided; personal laptops are allowed. Parents/caregivers must attend. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

• The Robert Sharon Chorale will present “A Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber” on Saturday, May 25 at 3 p.m. in the Desantis Family Chapel at 300 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. The program will also feature a patriotic salute to the men and women who have served the country, past and present, and all guests who present military IDs at the door will be welcomed free of charge. For more info., call (561) MUSIC45 or visit www.rschorale.com/Tickets.

Roar & Pour at the Palm Beach Zoo returns Saturday, May 25 and will continue through August on the last Saturday of the month. The whole zoo is open to explore with Roar & Pour admission starting at 4:30 p.m. Visit www.palmbeachzoo.org for more info.

Sunday, May 26

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Make It & Take It for ages 12 to 17 on Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m. Use the library’s materials to make a piece of art. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

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