Calendar For August 10 – August 18, 2019

Saturday, Aug. 10

• Ticket are still on sale for remaining performances of Disney’s Lion King Jr. at Wellington High School. Show times are Friday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased though www.tapstars.org or on Eventbrite (Disney’s Lion King Jr.). For more information, e-mail tapstars.info@gmail.com or call (561) 723-6154.

• The Loxahatchee Chapter Florida Trail Association will hold a Clip & Walk at the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area (11835 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road) on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 a.m. Call Paul Cummings at (561) 596-4423 for more info.

• The Palm Beach Atlantic University Preparatory Department will hold an open house beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10 in Vera Lea Rinker Hall (326 Acacia Road, West Palm Beach). The department offers music and dance instruction for youngsters ages 5 to 18. For more info., call (561) 803-2403 or visit www.pba.edu/poh.

• Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will host Make Your Own Fairy Garden on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. with master gardener Nancy Byrne. Visit www.mounts.org/events or call (561) 233-1757 for more info.

• A Back-To-School Supply Drive will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Florida Fairgrounds’ Yesteryear Village. School supplies will be given away to teachers with school IDs. For more info., visit www.southfloridafair.com.

• The Okeeheelee Nature Center (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) will host a Deer & Raptor Walk on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m. for families of all ages. The program costs $3 per person. Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the deer and raptor compounds to see the animals up close and learn about these unique creatures. For more info., call (561) 233-1400 or visit www.pbcnature.com.

• The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Billy Joel tribute concert by the Turnstiles Band on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/calendar for more info.

Sunday, Aug. 11

• The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will walk behind the Okeeheelee Park Nature Center (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 8 a.m. Call Paul Cummings at (561) 596-4423 for more info.

• The Florida Bridal & Wedding Expo will be at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on Sunday, Aug. 11 from noon to 5 p.m. featuring a wide array of wedding professionals. For more info., visit www.flbridalshows-wp.com.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Sahaja Meditation for ages 16 and up on Sunday, Aug. 11 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.

Monday, Aug. 12

• Wellington’s Parks & Recreation Department is accepting team registrations for its Men’s D Division Softball League and Coed Softball League at Village Park (11700 Pierson Road). The deadline to sign up a team is Monday, Aug. 12. For more info., visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/athletics or contact Ryan Harris at (561) 791-4786 or rharris@wellingtonfl.gov.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host its Homework Club for ages 5 to 12 on Mondays, Aug. 12, 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host its Chess Club for ages 12 and up on Monday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. and ages 5 to 12 on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. Basic game knowledge is required. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Job Search Basics: How to Find Employment Online on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. Learn how to navigate your online job hunt by searching employment sites and library databases. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Art for Adults for ages 16 and up on Tuesdays, Aug. 13, 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. Explore your artistic interests using different techniques and mediums, improve your skills and learn new ways to express yourself. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Fall Into Bingo for ages 5 to 12 on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 3 p.m. Try your luck at bingo and win a prize or two. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host RPB Kids Coloring Club Goes Back to School for ages 2 and up on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring featuring school-themed coloring sheets. All materials will be provided. Personal coloring books are welcome. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host “Are You Board? Game On!” for ages 12 and up on Tuesdays, Aug. 13, 27 and 31 at 6 p.m. Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 for more info.

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

Wednesday, Aug. 14

• The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office will hold a job fair on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the U.S. Army Reserve Center (3193 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach). For more info visit www.pbso.org/pbso-job-fair.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host a Kitchen Chat for ages 14 and up on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. in a bi-monthly discussion to help 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 “Beads, Beads, Beads!” for ages 5 to 12 on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 3 p.m. Create a wearable work of art. 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, Aug. 14 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 Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Book Discussion on Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Copies are available at the research services desk. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

Thursday, Aug. 15

• The Central Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce will host an Economic Luncheon on Education on Thursday, Aug. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Palm Beach Marriott with keynote speaker Palm Beach County School District Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy. For more info., visit www.cpbchamber.com.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Great Native Plants for Your Garden on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. Join extension agent Laurie Albrecht and discover the beautiful plants that call this area home. Get a voucher for two free three-gallon native plants. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free rock concert by the Flyers band, along with food trucks, on Thursday, Aug. 15 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/calendar for more info.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Scrabble for Adults on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Join other Scrabble fans and enjoy a fun evening of wordplay. Basic game knowledge is required. Bring your own boards if you have them. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

Friday, Aug. 16

Jurassic Quest, America’s largest and most realistic dinosaur event, will return to the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center from Friday, Aug. 16 through Sunday, Aug. 18. For more info., visit www.jurassicquest.com.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host West African Dance Instruction for ages 12 and up on Friday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Learn easy-to-follow, traditional West African dance choreography in an energetic dance workshop presented by Afrique Ngozi Dance and Drum Inc. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free screening of the movie Dumbo on Friday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. Call (561) 753-2484 for more info.

Saturday, Aug. 17

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Dog Days of Summer Story Time for all ages on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 10:15 a.m. Celebrate the Florida heat with some fun stories indoors. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Garden Talks for ages 15 and up on Saturday, Aug. 17 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 American Association of Zoo Keepers Chapter at Lion Country Safari will host its Inaugural Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Madison Green Country Club in Royal Palm Beach. For more info., call Ed Portman at (561) 602-4409 or Jen Rucker at (816) 284-9785.

• The Wellington Tennis Center (3100 Lyons Road) will host a free Back-to-School Tennis Bash on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to a free day of games, drills, giveaways and a pizza party, event attendees will have the opportunity to experience Wellington’s new after-school youth tennis program. For more info., visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/tennis or call (561) 791-4775.

• CycleBar in Palm Beach Gardens will host “Cycle for the Cure” on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 12:30 p.m. to benefit Susan G. Komen Florida. Registration at pbg.cyclebar.com is required with a minimum donation of $30. Space is limited. For more info., e-mail info@komenflorida.org.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host an Acoustic Java Jam for adults on Saturday, Aug. 17 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 Wellington Amphitheater will host a Tom Petty tribute concert by the Petty Hearts on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/calendar for more info.

Sunday, Aug. 18

Temple B’nai Jacob (12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 6, Wellington) will host an open house on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn about this warm, welcoming Jewish congregation serving western Palm Beach County. For more info., call (561) 793-4347, e-mail bnaijacobofwell@aol.com or visit www.templebnaijacob.com.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Miniature Garden: Sand Art for ages 14 and up on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. Choose your colors and layer them with a little plant to create your own sand art terrarium. Materials will be provided. Bring a glue gun if possible. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

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