Calendar For August 17 – August 25, 2019

Saturday, Aug. 17

Jurassic Quest, America’s largest and most realistic dinosaur event, will continue at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18. For more info., visit www.jurassicquest.com.

• The Palm Beach County Library System will host DeweyCon, its first fan-based convention, on Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18 at the Main Library (3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach). Lovers of pop culture, television, film and animation can attend this free two-day event, which includes cosplay, contests, gaming, giveaways, food trucks and more. For more info., visit www.pbclibrary.org/deweycon2019.

• The Okeeheelee Nature Center (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) will host Owl Yoga on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. for ages 12 and up. Enjoy a 60-minute slow yoga class while experiencing the peaceful vibes of the nature center’s resident owls as they gaze from their perches. The class will incorporate owl facts and owl-inspired movements and will allow time for questions and photos at the end. For more info., call (561) 233-1400 or visit www.pbcnature.com.

• 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

• The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will walk in the Royal Palm Beach Pines (110 Natures Way, Royal Palm Beach) on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 a.m. Call Paul Cummings at (561) 596-4423 for more info.

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.

Monday, Aug. 19

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Sensory Story Time for adults with special needs on Monday, Aug. 19 at 10:15 a.m. Enjoy stories, music and songs about the ocean. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

• Wellington’s Community Services Department will hold a Walk & Talk in the White Pine/12th Fairway Neighborhood on Monday, Aug. 19 at 5 p.m. For more info., call Community Services at (561) 791-4796.

• A Quarter Auction to benefit the Savoia Family will be held Monday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. at Kocomo’s Island Grill (7040 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road). For info., visit www.facebook.com/quartersforkindnesskerrybarnes.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

• The Mounts Botanical Garden will host Orchids Around the World on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with presenter Bill Thoms, a renowned orchid grower, orchid hunter and international speaker. To register visit www.mounts.org/events or call (561) 233-1757. Program registration includes garden admission.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Tape Painting for ages 5 to 12 on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. Use paint and tape to create your own geometric masterpiece. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host a Lego Bricks Challenge for ages 6 to 11 on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 4:30 p.m. Build, imagine and play with Lego bricks. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Whole Health Intergenerational Nutrition Education (WHINE) for ages 5 and up on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. Learn about micro-gardening and the mind/body connection of healthy eating. Plant a seed to take home and start your own garden. Call (561) 790-6030 for more info.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host English Exchange for adults on Tuesday, Aug. 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 to pre-register.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

• The League of Women Voters will hold its Hot Topic Luncheon on Palm Beach County elections with Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Atlantis Country Club. For more info., visit www.lwvpbc.org or www.facebook.com/lwvpbc.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host the Crop Circle Scrapbooking Club for ages 14 and up on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. Organize your photos and record your memories. Some materials will be provided. 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, Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. Build, imagine and play with Lego bricks. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Fantasy Football 2019 for ages 16 and up on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. Gear up for a fun-filled football season and assemble the ultimate roster at this live draft session. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Clay Creations for ages 12 to 17 on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. With simple instructions, make a friend out of clay. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

Thursday, Aug. 22

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

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Butterfly Gardening With Native Plants on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. Learn how to attract butterflies in your garden. Get a voucher for two free, three-gallon native plants at the end of class. One voucher per household. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Meditation for Everyday Living on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 2:30 p.m. Join John Bednarik and explore the power of meditation. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Star Gazing for ages 5 to 12 on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 3 p.m. View the stars through a cardboard sky. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Neil Young tribute concert by Forever Young, along with food trucks, on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. For more info., visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/calendar.

• The Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Palm Beach County and Florida Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business, Educational & Social Networking Meeting on Thursday Aug. 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach State College Safety Building (4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth). For more info., visit www.prhchamber.com.

Friday, Aug. 23

• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Gentle Yoga & Meditation for adults on Friday, Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. Relax and exercise with certified yoga instructor Dr. Maruti Ram Gudavalli. Bring water, a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

Saturday, Aug. 24

• The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Kids World Family Fun Fest will be at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on Saturday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, offering something for all children. For more info., visit www.adayforkids.com.

• The Okeeheelee Nature Center (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) will host a Nature Walk on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 10:30 a.m. for families of all ages. This event is free with no reservations required. Go on a free guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods ecosystem and learn about the plants and animals that live there. For more info., call (561) 233-1400 or visit www.pbcnature.com.

• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Fun With Coding for ages 7 to 17 on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 2:30 p.m. Learn to code with Code Palm Beach mentors. Fifteen laptops will be provided; personal laptops are also allowed. Parents or caregivers must attend. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

Sunday, Aug. 25

• Parents with young children through age 12 are invited to join Temple B’nai Jacob of Wellington for the first day of Jewish religious school on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more info., call (561) 793-4347, e-mail bnaijacobofwell@aol.com or visit www.templebnaijacob.com.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Civics Trivia Contest on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 2:30 p.m. Teams of two to six will answer civics trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

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