Calendar For September 28 – October 6, 2019

    Saturday, Sept. 28

    • The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will hike in Jonathan Dickinson State Park (16450 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound) on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 8 a.m. Bring two liters of water and snacks. Call Amy at (561) 289-5551 for more info.

    • The sixth annual Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) Adoption Event, presented by the Lois Pope Life Foundation, will take place Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center. This free event is the county’s largest annual pet adoption event and will feature hundreds of animals seeking new families and homes. For more info., call (561) 530-6057 or e-mail info@countdown2zero.org.

    • The World’s Largest Ghost Hunt will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Yesteryear Village, hosted by War Party Paranormal. Visit www.southfloridafair.com/events for more info.

    • Mounts Botanical Gardens will host Fabulous Crotons of Florida on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about the fascinating global migration of the plant to the Western Hemisphere and South Florida gardens. This class will cover care and culture of the plants as well as suggestions for its use in the landscape. It will conclude with a demonstration of air layering, which is a simple and useful propagation technique for any woody shrub. For more info., visit www.mounts.org/events or call (561) 233-1757.

    • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Books & Kids: Bilingual Story Time for ages 2 to 5 on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10:15 a.m. Join in for stories, songs, rhymes and fun in both English and Spanish. 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, Sept. 28 at 2:15 p.m. Learn how to play the game with members of the Royal Palm Beach High School Chess Club. Materials will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

    • The Clean Culture SoFlo Showdown 2019 car show will take place Saturday, Sept. 28 from 4 to 10 p.m. at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center. Visit www.southfloridafair.com/events for more info.

    • CAFCI will host its Annual Friendship Ball on Saturday, Sept. 28 starting at 7 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center. For tickets, call Dennis Wright at (561) 653-1586, e-mail cafci@bellsouth.net or visit www.cafcipbc.org.

    • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Journey tribute concert by Odyssey Road on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/calendar for more info.

    Sunday, Sept. 29

    • The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will hike in the Seacrest Scrub and High Ridge Scrub natural areas (3400 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach) on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 a.m. Call Alan Collins at (561) 586-0486 for more info.

    • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Teen Takeover for ages 12 to 17 on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend and make new ones. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

    Monday, Sept. 30

    • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Playful Toddlers & Tykes for children under age 4 on Monday, Sept. 30 at 3:30 p.m. Join in for a session of social playtime for the little ones. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

    • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Lego Bricks Challenge for ages 6 to 11 on Monday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. Build, imagine and play with Lego bricks. Show your skills by completing timed challenges. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

    Tuesday, Oct. 1

    • Enjoy Zumba Gold on Tuesdays in October for ages 40 and up at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). Call (561) 791-4796 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, Oct. 1 and Thursday, Oct. 3 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 Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Ghost Sand for ages 5 to 12 on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. Mix your own batch of spooky sand for a sensory delight. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

    Wednesday, Oct. 2

    • The Village of Wellington will host a series of Classes for Caregivers of loved ones with disabilities on Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). This program will provide caregivers with the tools and strategies to better handle the challenges that come with being a caregiver. For more info., call (561) 753-2476.

    American Legion Auxiliary Unit 367 of Royal Palm Beach will meet Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. at the Palms West Presbyterian Church (13689 Okeechobee Blvd., Loxahatchee Groves). For more information, call Doreen Bishop at (561) 795-7293.

    • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host English Exchange for adults on Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m. Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

    •Enjoy Watercolor Classes on Wednesdays in October from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). Call (561) 753-2484 for more info.

    • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Spooky Bingo for ages 5 to 12 on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. Try your luck at bingo and have a scary good time. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

    • The Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller’s Office will hold a DIY in Court Workshop: Injunctions for Protection on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 3:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Courthouse (205 N Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach). For more info., call (561) 355-2996 or e-mail clerkweb@mypalmbeachclerk.com.

    • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Knit & Crochet with Project Linus on Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 4 p.m. The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Call (561) 790-6030 for more info.

    Thursday, Oct. 3

    • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host English Exchange for adults on Thursdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 1:30 p.m. Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

    • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience on Thursday, Oct. 3; Friday, Oct. 4; Monday, Oct. 7; Wednesday, Oct. 9; Friday, Oct. 11 and Friday, Oct. 25 at 2:15 p.m. Explore, learn, create and play in a 3D environment. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

    • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Create a Memory Page: Scrapbooking Fun for ages 16 and up on Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 4 p.m. Bring personal photos or memorabilia. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

    • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Hooked on Crochet for ages 12 and up on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. Socialize while you crochet. Work on your current project and share ideas with new friends. Some materials will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

    • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free concert by the Justified Band, along with food trucks, on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. For more info., visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/calendar.

    • A Wellington Lawyers Happy Hour will be held Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. at Stonewood Grill & Tavern (10120 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 110, Wellington). RSVP to lcohen@wellingtonfl.gov.

    • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Writers’ Critique Workshop for adults on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

    Friday, Oct. 4

    • The Wellington Art Society will sponsor an Art Fusion Pop-Up Gallery at the Live 360 Studio at the Mall at Wellington Green from Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 6. There will be live demonstrations by Wellington Art Society members in the Grand Court. For info., visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.

    • The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival will be at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center from Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 6. Visit www.wpbaf.com for more info.

    • The deadline is Friday, Oct. 4 for local teenagers to apply for nonprofit Philanthropy Tank funding to start a charity. Eighth to 12th graders attending a Palm Beach County school (public or private) or living in the county are eligible. Apply at webportalapp.com/sp/login/philanthropytank-pb-2019.

    • More than 20 police departments and other organizations seeking law enforcement, corrections and 911 dispatch personnel will recruit at the Criminal Justice Job Fair on Friday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Palm Beach State College Public Safety Conference Center, Room PSD-108, on the Lake Worth campus. For more info., call Annette Rodriguez at (561) 868-3398 or e-mail rodriga1@palmbeachstate.edu.

    • The Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will host Technology Class: Smartphone 101 for ages 55 and up on Friday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. Call (561) 791-4796 for more info.

    Saturday, Oct. 5

    Audubon of the Everglades will host a birding trip to STA-1E Wetlands (1991 Flying Cow Road, Wellington) on Saturday, Oct. 5 From 7 a.m. to noon. The location attracts a variety of wading birds, ducks, raptors and more. Drive and observe from perimeter roads with little walking. Advance registration is required at www.auduboneverglades.org.

    • The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will walk in John Prince Park (2520 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth) on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:15 a.m. Call Paul Cummings at (561) 963-9906 for more info.

    • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Intermediate Tai Chi for ages 12 and up on Saturdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 9 a.m. and Beginners Tai Chi at 10:15 a.m. Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

    • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Children’s Playful Yoga for ages 6 to 12 on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m. Bring the family to learn relaxing stretches with certified yoga instructor Dr. Maruti Ram Gudavalli. Bring water, a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register.

    • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Dungeons & Dragons for ages 12 and up on Saturdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 2 p.m. Adventure in the world of D&D with fellow wizards and warriors. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info.

    • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host an Acoustic Java Jam for adults on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 for info.

    • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Fun with Coding for ages 7 to 17 on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2:30 p.m. Learn to code with Code Palm Beach mentors. Fifteen laptops will be provided; personal laptops are also allowed. Parents/caregivers must attend. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

    • The Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will host a Shania Twain tribute concert by Simply Shania on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Call (561) 753-2484 for more info.

    Sunday, Oct. 6

    • Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue will host a Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at Mulligan’s Beach House (10 S. Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth). For tickets, visit www.justinbartlettanimalrescue.org.