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Safety Council Classes October 2014

Safety Council Classes October 2014

Coaching the Mature Driver: 

Florida law requires drivers 55 and older  to receive discount on their auto insurance for three years when they take this course.  Some insurance companies allow drivers 50 and over to receive the discount.

Purpose: Designed for senior drivers (age 55and older) to review the effects of aging and driving and how to compensate for the physical and mental changes to promote defensive driving.State of Florida approved course for insurance discounts.  Discount lasts for three years!  May also be court ordered.

14        9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray  Beach FL   

27        9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Temple Beth Tikvah 4550 Jog Road,  Greenacres, FL.  

31        9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   North County Senior Center, 5217 Northlake Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL  

This class is $12.00  per person. It is also available online for $20.00 per person.  Insurance discount lasts for three years.

First Time Driver Course  

Never had a Driver's License? All first timedrivers in the State of Florida are required to take the TSLAE Course. It is mandatory for first time drivers. By taking this course, you will learn about how alcohol and other drugs affect your ability to drive, laws and responsibilities, safe drivingtechniques, and how to increase your awareness on our roadways.Required for anyone applying for their permit.   

This class is available online.  Visit www.safetycouncilpbc.org

Click onDriver Improvementon the right hand upper corner of the screen, and then click on Online Classes from the pull down menu.  Click on First Time Driver Course.   A free practice Driver’s License Test is also available online.                                                                                                            

Basic Driver Improvement

If you have received a ticket, this class lets you avoid getting points on your license.  Cost is $35.00 per person and this course is also available online.

11   9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Safety Council , 4150 W. Blue Heron  Blvd., #110 Riviera Beach

20   8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Safety  Council, 4150 W. Blue Heron  Blvd., #110 Riviera Beach T

30   6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Safety Council, 4150 W. Blue Heron Blvd., #110, Riviera Beach

Motorcycle Rider Course- Combined classroom and road course includes motorcycles and is required for motorcycle endorsement.   Class runs form Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

16, 18, & 19    Beginning Rider Course Wellington High School, 2101 Greenview Shores Blvd.  Each student taking course will receive a FDOT approved motorcycle helmet.

The Safety Council also provides a variety of Occupational Safety Courses and Seminars.  We also offer courses onsite at companies and other locations.  The following are scheduled at the Safety Council for October.

6 & 7               Maintenance of Traffic Intermediate  

8                      Maintenance of Traffic Intermediate Refresher

14,15,16         Mold Remediation / Assessor Course

16                    Fleet Safety:  Being Proactive Instead of Reactive Lunch & Learn at the Red Lobster, 2201 Palm Beach Lakes

                        Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL

30                    Coaching the Experienced Driver 3

 

For more information, contact the Safety Council at 561-845-8233 or 1-800-640-2415or visit www.safetycouncilpbc.org

 


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Bats, Bugs and Butterflies oh my! October 2014 Events at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

It’s October so that means it’s time for Bats, Bugs and Butterflies..oh my!  Here are a few fun facts about each here at MacArthur Beach State Park.

  1. Bats get a bad rap but are actually very helpful.  Did you know they can devour up to 3,000 insects per night.  This helps make your visit to the Park more enjoyable. 
  2. October is a great month to come see the Golden Orb Weaver or more commonly known as the banana spider.  These spiders decorate the boardwalk around the Nature Center and Gift Shop with their beautiful webs helping us get ready for Halloween.
  3.  The Florida State Butterfly is the Zebra Longwing.  They are characterized by their long black wings with thin white stripes.  Come see these and other butterflies at our Butterfly Walk on October 10 at 11:00 a.m.

 

We invite you to join us in the Pew Family Natural Science Education Center for great information, exciting insights and fascinating discussion on a broad scope of local topics. Offered October through April on Saturdays 10 a.m. $5 per person. Space is limited, call for reservations - 561-776-7449 Ext. 104 or email Veronica at veronica@macarthurbeach.org.

Intro to Kayak Fishing

Saturday, October 4, 1:00 p.m.

Children and adults of all ages come learn the basics and fun of kayak fishing.  In this land based

course, you will learn about equipment, tackle and gear as well as the skills needed. For more information

and reservations call the Nature Center at (561) 624-6952. 

 

Learn to Kayak!                                                  

Sunday, October 5, 10:00 a.m. (about 1 hour)

Representatives from Adventure Times Kayaks will teach a land-based course that gives beginners the skills necessary for kayaking. Reservations are recommended. The program is free with Park admission. For information and reservations call the Nature Center at (561) 624-6952.

Birding at MacArthur Park

Sunday, October 5, 2:00 p.m.

Bird lovers can join a Ranger-led educational walk identifying many species of birds that make their home in John D. MacArthur Beach State Park.  Reservations recommended.  Visitors should bring binoculars.  Program is free with Park admission.  For more information and reservations, call the Nature Center at (561) 624-6952.

Nature Photography Workshop – Wildlife Photography

Saturday, October 11, 9:00 am – 1:00 p.m.

Join us each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for technical and artistic instruction by a local professional.

Appropriate for all photographers from beginners to advanced; bring your own camera equipment – point and shoot

or SLR. Wear light clothing, bring sun block and mosquito repellent. Fee is$35.00, does not include

Park admittance.  For more information visit www.macarthurbeach.org.

Beach Clean-up

Saturday, October 11, 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Ocean trash can entrap and strangle ocean wildlife including endangered sea turtles.  Please join us to

preserve our water ways. Community service hours will be provided for school aged participants.

For more information call Park Specialist Art at (561) 776-7449, ext. 109.

Bluegrass Music with the Conch Stomp Band

Sunday, October 12, 1-3:00 p.m.

Come on down to the Park and listen to the Conch Stomp Band play some bluegrass.  Free with Park admission.

Call the Nature Center for more information, (561) 624-6952.

Butterfly Walk

Saturday, October 18, 11:00 a.m.

Join a Park Naturalist on a walking tour through one of South Florida’s last remaining hardwood hammocks.  There

will be several species of butterflies to identify and observe.  Also, learn which plants attract these winged wonders

to your backyard.  Reservations required. For more information and reservations call the Nature Center at

(561) 624-6952. Free with Park admission.

Bluegrass Music with the Untold Riches

Sunday, October 19, 1-3:00 p.m.

The Untold Riches bring their foot-stompin’ and hand-clappin’ bluegrass music to the Park’s Amphitheater.

Just sit back and enjoy the music in Palm Beach County’s most beautiful setting.  The concert is free with Park

admission.  For more information call the Nature Center at (561) 624-6952.

 

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Saturday, November 22 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park invite you to Shop 'Til You Drop event at The Country Club at Mirasol.  Top fashion, accessory and home décor vendors.  Great holiday gifts for the entire family, to benefit the Natural Science Education Program at MacArthur Beach State Park.  $75.00 admission fee and includes a buffet lunch. Purchase your tickets today at http://www.macarthurbeach.org/special-events/shop-til-you-drop/.

Daily Nature Walks

Daily at 10:00 a.m.

Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile Nature Walk through John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s four distinct habitats, and learn about the park’s ecosystems and history. Walk is free with Park admission.

Fish Tank Interpretation

Sundays, 11:00 a.m.

Learn about the various fish in our Nature Center as a Ranger target feeds the fish and provides information such as what they eat, where they live and other interesting facts. Free with Park admission.

Guided Kayak Tours

This Ranger-led program provides an informative exploration of the estuary, Lake Worth Lagoon, and Munyon Island.  Times vary, depending on tide and staff availability.  Call (561) 624-6950 for more details.  Single kayak $25.00 and double kayak $40.00 plus tax.  Tours are on first come, first served basis.

Park Location

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located on Jack Nicklaus Drive on Singer Island between Blue Heron Blvd. and PGA Blvd. in North Palm Beach.

About “Friends of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park”

The Friends of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is the not-for-profit organization sponsoring these events.  The “Friends” are dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Park and provide environmental education to children and adults alike.  If you would like more information or would like to become a Friend, call us at (561) 776-7449 or visit us on the web at www.macarthurbeach.org.


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Hike Through History

Hike Through History

Nov 1, Dec 6, 8am-10am

Discover the topography and natural history of Jupiter’s National Conservation Lands historic site. This 2 mile trek passes through historic points of interest on the 120-acre Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area.  The hike departs from the flag pole at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum and is weather dependent. Program is open to adults and children –minimum age 5, ages 13 & under must be accompanied by an adult that is at least 18 years old. Hiker’s footwear, active wear, a hat, and a full water bottle or canteen should be carried. Admission is free but space is limited- RSVP required 561-747-8380 x101. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469. www.jupiterlighthouse.org

 

 

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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Twilight Yoga at the Light

 

Twilight Yoga at the Light

Nov 3, 10, 17, 24   

Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 5:30pm

Experience the serenity of Yoga with Mary Veal, Kula Yoga Shala, 

on the Lighthouse deck at Sunset! Every Monday (time will vary monthly based on sunset.)  This is an all levels class and beginners are welcomed and encouraged!  Offered by donation.  Bring a yoga mat and a flashlight.

 Check in at the back porch of the Lighthouse Museum 15 minutes prior to start time, class is weather dependent-please check website for updates and future start times. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469 Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469  www.jupiterlighthouse.org

 

 

 

 


 

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Lighthouse Story Time & Crafts for Kids

 

Lighthouse Story Time & Crafts for Kids

Nov 4, Dec 2, 10:30am-11:15am

Free Program

Join us under the Lighthouse Seminole Chickee Hut for story time & craft activity about Lighthouse Keepers, Florida History and People & Local Plants and Animals.  Moms & Dads, this is ideal for kids ages 8 and under. Please bring a small beach/picnic mat for your child.  Program is free, space is limited, runs approximately 45 minutes, weather permitting, Please RSVP 561-747-8380 X101.  Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter FL 33469  www.jupiterlighthouse.org

 

 


 

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FAULK CENTER FOR COUNSELING FIRST WEDNESDAY PRESENTATION ON POLICE STRESS

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – Noon the Faulk Center for Counseling will present a free program on “Police Stress”, presented by Laura Lundell, Clinical Psychology Doctorate Practicum student from Nova Southeastern University.
 
The role stress plays in the lives of police officers and the communities they serve has been a research interest of Laura's since conducting her undergraduate thesis on the topic. Along with her original research, the presentation will examine the various causes of stress in police personnel and the devastating consequences stress can have in both the short and long term for individual officers, their families, and the communities they serve.
 
 
About the Faulk Center for Counseling
 
The Faulk Center for Counseling, formerly the Center for Group Counseling, has been providing free and low-cost mental health services since 1973 to people of all ages. The Faulk Center provides psychological and mental health counseling to everyone from children to the elderly, including individual, couples and families plus support groups for specific concerns including caregivers, divorce and separation, men’s, women’s and senior’s issues. Groups are led by graduate students pursuing doctoral and master’s degrees and are co-led by volunteer group leaders. All volunteers and graduate students are trained and supervised by the Faulk Center for Counseling’s staff of licensed clinical professionals.
 

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Lighthouse Coffee & Book Club

 

Lighthouse Coffee & Book Club

Nov 5, Dec 3, 6-7 PM

Join Museum Staff in book discussions on all things Florida! Discover the surprisingly rich heritage of our State in both fiction and non-fiction. Coffee, Tea & Refreshments available for purchase. The Lighthouse Coffee & Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum Café.   Donation suggested.  Check our web calendar for Book reading schedule. Please RSVP to 561-747-8380 X101.www.jupiterlighthouse.org  Location:  Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter.  www.jupiterlighthouse.org

 

 

 


 

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Lighthouse Moonrise Tour

Lighthouse Moonrise Tour

Nov 6,  Dec 6, Time varies by sunset

A howling good time and spectacular evening view of a full moon from the top of the tower! Tour time approximately 75 minutes, $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, RSVP required, 561-747-8380 x101. Tours are weather permitting, call for tour time. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be at least 48” tall to climb. www.jupiterlighthouse.org. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469

 
 

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Lighthouse Sunset Tour

 
Nov 7, 12  Dec. 5, 19, Time varies by sunset
Take in the spectacular sunset views and witness the Jupiter Light turning on to illuminate the night sky. Visitors get an inside look at the nuts & bolts of a working lighthouse watchroom. Tour time approximately 75 minutes, $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, RSVP required, 561-747-8380 x101. Tours are weather permitting, call for tour time. Children must be at least 48” tall to climb the tower. www.jupiterlighthouse.org. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469.
 

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FALL CHILDREN’S CHOCOLATIER CLASSES

 

Hoffman’s Chocolate is excited to announce its schedule of deliciously fun-filled Children’s Chocolatier Classes that will take place at its Greenacres, FL location (5190 Lake Worth Road) this fall. All of these creative and holiday-themed Children’s Chocolatier Classes are perfect for children ages 6 – 12 years old.

During each class, participants will assemble and design their own individual chocolate craft using icings and decorative candies and confections. Let your child’s imagination and creativity emerge during these festive classes! All of the personalized creations will be plated and wrapped to be taken home with each child. 

 

Hoffman’s Children’s Chocolatier Fall Class Schedule:  

 

·         CHILDREN’S CHOCOLATE HAUNTED HOUSE CLASS

Friday, October 17th, Friday, October 24th & Wednesday, October 29th   

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Cost:  $30 per child

 

·         CHILDREN’S CHOCOLATE PIZZA CLASSES

Tuesday, November 11th (No School Day)

10:30am– 11:30am or 1:30pm– 2:30pm;  

Cost:  $14.95 per child

 

·         CHILDREN’S GINGERBREAD HOUSE CLASS

Tuesday, November 11th (No School Day)

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Cost:  $30 per child

 

Friday, November 7th & Friday, November 14th

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Cost:  $30 per child

 

Space is limited so please call561-967-2213 to register your child or group for a class today.

 

In addition to the Children’s Chocolatier Classes, Hoffman’s Chocolate offers customized Chocolate Classes for all groups, such as birthday parties, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Troops and networking organizations. A Chocolatier Class is a great idea for a corporate event! It is a truly unique and engaging experience that employees will remember and talk about for years.  Let Hoffman’s be a part of your next special occasion or gathering! For more information please contact Hoffman’s Chocolate Greenacres location at 561.967.2213.

 

About Hoffman’s Chocolate

Headquartered in Greenacres, Florida, Hoffman's Chocolate, a subsidiary of BBX Sweet Holdings, is a manufacturer of gourmet chocolates, with several retail locations throughout South Florida. The tradition of legendary chocolates began almost 40 years ago in a small chocolate shop in Lake Worth with a commitment to use the finest and freshest ingredients from around the world.  The Hoffman's Chocolate Factory is a popular tourist destination where guests from all over the world are greeted by the aroma of slow-simmering chocolate and caramel and watch the art of candy making first hand at its observation windows. The company is notable for its elaborate December holiday displays, including the Hoffman's Holiday Wonderland, and products such as gift baskets and chocolate covered pretzels.  Other extraordinary creations include the "Snoodle" and “Pecan Caramel Jitterbugs." 

 

Hoffman's product lines includes over 70 varieties of confections (all hand made using time honored traditions of candy making), plus Kosher O-U chocolates.  Hoffman’s Chocolate is available via its retail store locations, thru online distribution channels and by direct shipping throughout the U.S.  It has been a favorite local brand for residents throughout Florida.  For more information, please visit www.Hoffmans.com.  BBX Sweet Holdings is a 100% owned subsidiary of BBX Capital (NYSE:BBX). 

 


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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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Jupiter Sharks Volleyball Club

 

Dear Volleyball Players and Parents:

We are excited to introduce you to JUPITER SHARKS VOLLEYBALL CLUB!        We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.   As a registered AAU Volleyball Club, we are dedicated to developing athletes to reach their full potential, and to fostering amateur sports competition in a supportive environment.    We are excited to share our vision for the upcoming club volleyball season with you, and invite you to join us on this journey. 

First, and foremost, we want to help all players develop their game, as well as important life skills, in a positive, yet challenging, environment.  We believe that every player is an important contributor to the success of the team.   The only way athletes can improve, is through practice and experience.  We want to offer everyone the opportunity to hone their skills, not only during practice, but during competitive matches.  We have high expectations for the development of every athlete.

Additionally, we welcome parental involvement and suggestions.  We’d like parents to be contributors in team building efforts, fundraising, chaperoning, and travel plans.  Also, we strive to make club volleyball an affordable endeavor for everyone.  There will be no tryout or evaluation fees.  An installment plan to pay fees will be offered.  The fees cover instruction and practice, trainer and employee salaries, facility rentals, tournament entrance fees, team equipment, and uniforms (warm-up jacket and pants, 2 uniform jerseys, 2 pairs of spandex, hoodie and a tournament bag).  Fees do NOT include food, transportation, lodging, or fan entrance fees for tournaments. 

Additional team apparel will be offered for purchase.  Players and parents will have many choices of logos and designs to support their team.  We have direct access to the equipment needed to personalize t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, towels, etc.

We will practice in the Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens areas.  Throughout the season, we plan to play a minimum of 8 tournaments.  Additional tournaments may be added for advanced teams.  Please look for a follow-up email with instructions on registering to become a Jupiter Shark!  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us, jupitersharks@gmail.com or call                                                                               (561) 818-4013 / (407) 492-5644.  We look forward to working with you for a fun and successful season!

Sincerely,

Jupiter Sharks Volleyball Club


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Second Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park

At 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, the Village of North Palm Beach will celebrate its second Veterans Day in Veterans Memorial Park.  Event highlights include the keynote address by County Commissioner and decorated Navy Fighter Pilot Hal Valeche, and the performance of the National Anthem and other patriotic songs by the Conservatory School Chamber Orchestra and TAPS by Eagle Scout William Van Dyke from Troop 155.  All Veterans will be recognized during the ceremony.

WHO:      Village of North Palm Beach, 501 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach FL 33408-4906

WHAT:    Second Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park

WHEN:    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Park

                 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach 33408

                 (behind North Palm Beach Village Hall, next to the North Palm Beach Public Library)

HISTORY AND PURPOSE OF VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK

Veterans Memorial Park was first identified for future consideration in 2010.  Mrs. Dee Rennebaum, North Palm Beach resident and landscape architect, heard of the Veterans Memorial Park initiative and, in collaboration withSimmons & White Engineering, volunteered time, resources and expertise in designing a conceptual plan for a park that would serve to pay homage to our veterans.  Michael Redd & Associates, P.A. were contracted to provide final design services, including design development and preparation of final working drawings.  M.V.P. Contractors, Inc. was awarded the bid for construction of the park, to be completed in late October 2013.  Financing for the development and construction of Veterans Memorial Park was made possible by developer fees that are reserved for parks and recreational purposes.

Veterans Memorial Parkfeatures a display of flags from all branches the United States Armed Services, a central display of the American Flag, trellised seating areas, stage, and space for public events.  Members of the public who wish to honor a special veteran may make a contribution for a brick, bench, trellis, or tree that will be included in the park as a lasting tribute to their service.  In addition to its use for special events, such as Veterans Day and the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, Veterans Memorial Park offers passive areas for individual reflection.


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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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GimmeShelter Animal Rescue Day

The inaugural GimmeShelter Animal Rescue Day opens on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Abacoa Amphitheater from 10AM – 5PM.  In addition to vendors, music, animal rescue groups, great food/beverages and whacky contests and games.

We all love our pets and sometimes they are so ugly that they are cute, they wolf down treats, they sing and they can refuse to sit.  BRING THEM ALL DOWN…prizes will be awarded!

·         “Ugliest cute dog contest”. Participants will be judged on the unique ugliness that makes your pooch adorable.

·         In particular, one such pup will be the subject of “What am I”?  This interesting rescue will be DNA tested prior to the event and audience members will have the opportunity to guess what breeds make up this pup package.

·         Can your dog wolf down pet friendly ice cream? Then enter him in the fastest ice cream eating competition. Dogs will be judged on time and accuracy.

·         We have all heard of “The Voice”, GimmeShleter Animal Rescue Day features “The Howl”.  If your pet can belt out a tune, then enter him in this entertaining contest. 

·         Teach your dog how to sit in under 10 minutes will do just that.  If your pup/dog doesn’t sit on command, then join this fun quick class

·         Agility demo and the Lure Track  Chasing are all quick activities for your dogs

·         Ask the vet will include an informational Q&A session on various topics including the need to spay and neuter, the results of inbreeding and more.

·         Limited to 10 participants, please visit www.gimmeshelterflorida.org for applications.

GimmeShelter Animal Rescue, Inc. is a new, non-profit animal rescue in Northern Palm Beach County founded by Birgit Edler, a member of our community and business circle as owner of Canine College in North Palm Beach.  GimmeShelter is a unique concept.  “I have always had a vision for a cage free shelter that was an actual home with acreage for the animals to roam, run and romp and now it is coming to fruition”, says Edler.  The mission of GimmeShelter Animal Rescue, Inc. is to provide abandoned animals a home to live without cages or kennels. One-on-one attention and socialization with people and other animals prepares them for lives with forever families. 


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Heroes for Education 5K

The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County holds First Annual 5K Race, Walk and Student Fun Run to put supplies in Palm Beach County Classrooms and Create New School Programs. The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County presents the first annual HEROES FOR EDUCATION – 5K Race, Walk and Student Fun Run on November 15th in Lake Worth’s Bryant Park.

Join us to help support local schools through the first annual Heroes for Education 5K Race, Walk and Student Fun Run, which will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014. All proceeds from the 2014 race will benefit classroom supplies and school programs in the School District of Palm Beach County. The race will start and finish in Bryant Park in Lake Worth, Florida. The 5K course is certified and will start at 7:30am, rain or shine. All fitness levels welcome!

This event is designed for a whole family to enjoy! All 5K participants receive a race t-shirt. Awards will be presented to the overall male and female winners, along with age category winners. “Partnering with UnitedHealthcare on a program that supports both the Education Foundation and the local schools in Palm Beach County, while promoting healthy lifestyles is a win win-win situation” says Max Macon, chairman of the Education Foundation board.

Sponsored by: 
Annual Partners in Education Heroes for Education Race Partners
UnitedHealthcare
Optum
FPL
Bank of America
Pratt & Whitney
Gunster
TD Bank
Palm Beach Post
Brown & Brown Insurance
1st United Bank
Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith 
City of Lake Worth
Walgreens
All My Sons Moving & Storage
Florida Weekly
Shuzz 
Southern Waste Systems
Fit2Run
Runner’s Edge
Palm Beach Running Company
All Stars Event Services
Veggie Express 
Kona Ice
Jack’s Grill
 
Registration is available online at 
 
For more information and sponsorship information please contact Teresa Dabrowski at teresa@educationfoundationpb.org or 561-351-7196.

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Festival of Trees

 
Preview Party: 11/20/14, 5:30pm-9pm
 
An elegant fundraiser.  Enjoy holiday music, cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres while being one of the first to view and purchase items.   All proceeds benefit the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum.  Tickets $35 per person, on sale Sept. 1, call 561-747-8380 ext.100 or stop by the Museum gift shop.
Festival of Trees sponsored by Sunny 107.9 FM, Jupiter Courier Newsweekly, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, Florida Power & Light, Jupiter Minuteman Press, Bristol Management, Jupiter Medical Center, Floridian Community Bank, Florida Turbine Technologies, Total Wine & More. Special Thank You to the Town of Jupiter!
Event location:  Jupiter Community Center, 200 N. Military Trail, Jupiter FL 33458.  
Event Phone: 561.747.8380 x100
 
Event Runs
11/21/2014, 10am-9pm - Free Admission
11/22/2014, 10am-5pm - Free Admission
11/23/2014, 11am-5pm - Free Admission
 
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum and the Town of Jupiter presents the third annual Holiday Festival of Trees! Begin your family holiday celebration viewing and purchasing dazzling and uniquely decorated artificial holiday trees, table top trees, wreaths and floral arrangements.  Kids can visit with Santa!  Enjoy holiday performances by schools and community groups. All proceeds benefit the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum.
Event location:  Jupiter Community Center, 200 N. Military Trail, Jupiter FL 33458.  
Event Phone: 561.747.8380 x100
 
 
 

 

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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Rock The Light Concert —Third Annual

 5:30-10:30pm
 
Tickets $50 per person
 
Party and dance with your friends under the stars and beam of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse at an amazing 3rd annual rockin’ concert! Live music with The Lost Bobs -Classic Rock Favorites and Motown Magic -Vegas-style stage show. Event Emcees: Jennifer Ross, Deena Lang & Bill Adams from Sunny 107.9 FM’s Morning Show. Enjoy our BBQ pavilion, beer & wine, live auction, 50/50 raffle & Sunny 107.9 FM prizes. Rock the Light benefits the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. Tickets will be available Sept. 11- call 561-747-8380 ext.101 or pick up in person at the Museum gift shop. Rock The Light Sponsors: Sunny 107.9 FM, Jupiter Courier Newsweekly, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, Florida Power & Light, Braman Motorcars Jupiter, Aflac, Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A., Allstate Computers, Jupiter Minuteman Press, Best Version Media, Marriott Courtyard Palm Beach Jupiter and Tina Valant Photography.
Event location: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way
Event Phone: 561.747.8380 x101
 
 

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Safety Council Classes November 2014

Coaching the Mature Driver: 
 
Florida law requires drivers 55 and older  to receive discount on their auto insurance for three years when they take this course.  Some insurance companies allow drivers 50 and over to receive the discount.
 
Purpose: Designed for senior drivers (age 55 and older) to review the effects of aging and driving and how to compensate for the physical and mental changes to promote defensive driving. State of Florida approved course for insurance discounts.  Discount lasts for three years!  May also be court ordered.
 
 
19  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Temple Beth Tikvah 4550 Jog Road,  Greenacres, FL.  
21  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   North County Senior Center, 5217 Northlake Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL  
26  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray  Beach FL   
    
This class is $12.00  per person. We also offer this class to groups upon request.  It is also available online for $20.00 per person.  Insurance discount lasts for three years.
 
First Time Driver Course   
 
Never had a Driver's License? All first time drivers in the State of Florida are required to take the TSLAE Course. It is mandatory for first time drivers. By taking this course, you will learn about how alcohol and other drugs affect your ability to drive, laws and responsibilities, safe driving techniques, and how to increase your awareness on our roadways. Required for anyone applying for their permit.   
 
This class is available online.  Visit www.safetycouncilpbc.org
Click on Driver Improvement on the right hand upper corner of the screen, and then click on Online Classes from the pull down menu.  Click on First Time Driver Course.   A free practice Driver’s License Test is also available online.                                                                                                            
 
 
Basic Driver Improvement
 
If you have received a ticket, this class lets you avoid getting points on your license.  Cost is $35.00 per person and this course is also available online.
 
 
05   6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Safety Council, 4150 W. Blue Heron Blvd., #110, Riviera Beach
08   9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Safety Council , 4150 W. Blue Heron  Blvd., #110 Riviera Beach
17   8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Safety  Council, 4150 W. Blue Heron  Blvd., #110 Riviera Beach
20   6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Safety  Council, 4150 W. Blue Heron  Blvd., #110 Riviera Beach
 
 
Motorcycle Rider Course
 
Combined classroom and road course includes motorcycles and is required for motorcycle endorsement.   Class runs form Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
 
13,15, & 16  Beginning Rider Course Wellington High School, 2101 Greenview Shores Blvd. 
 
Each student taking course in November will receive a FDOT approved motorcycle helmet.
 
 
The Safety Council also provides a variety of Occupational Safety Courses and Seminars.  We also offer courses onsite at companies and other locations.  The following are scheduled at the Safety Council for November.
 
 
 3-7        Certified Occupational Safety Specialist
 
10            CPR / First Aid / AED
 
 
For more information, contact the Safety Council at 561-845-8233 or 1-800-640-2415 or visit www.safetycouncilpbc.org
 

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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Fiddler on the Roof at the Jupiter Maltz Theater

 

Fiddler on the Roof – December 2 – 21
Welcome to the village of Anatevka, where tradition is everything and change is sweeping the land in Tsarist, Russia, in 1905. This Tony Award®-winning classic musical follows dairyman Tevye as he fights to maintain his family and heritage. Featuring timeless dancing and songs such as “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “If I Were a Rich Man,” this beloved musical will capture your heart for the holiday season. Sponsored by Priscilla Heublein, Kathy and Joe Savarese and Homecare America. Visit www.jupitertheatre.org for showtimes; tickets start at $54. Phone: (561) 575-2223.

 


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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny 107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny 107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny 107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny 107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS BUILT TO AMAZE! — HOLIDAY EDITION IS COMING TO WEST PALM BEACH DEC. 23 — 28

 

Ringling Bros. ® Presents Built To Amaze! ® — Holiday Edition, a Circus Spectacular Extraordinarily Engineered by The Greatest Show On Earth®
 
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!® — Holiday Edition is an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where Children Of All Ages™ find out what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth. The foundation is set with the rising anticipation of high-energy, high jinks and hilarity. The audience will be transported by the appearance of colorful circus machinery unleashed from shipping crates right before their eyes, from Dec. 23 - 28 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
Ringmaster David Shipman leads Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze! —Holiday Edition as the funny and mischievous circus supervisor, constructing The Greatest Show On Earthalongside award-winning comedic clown Davis Vassallo. Ringling Bros. combines the spirited and fiery competition of basketball with the next generation of whirling unicyclists, the legendary King Charles Troupe hailing from New York City! An amazing aerial casting act performed by the Dobrovitskiy Troupe will stun audiences as they toss and flip through the air only by the catch and release of each other’s hands while standing on a stilt-like platform. This show is Engineered for Excitement and Custom Built for Family Fun, and also features a single trapeze, a crossbow act and lots more!
Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze! — Holiday Edition opens an hour before show time with the All Access Pre-show – FREE ADMISSION for all ticket holders.
 
Performance ScheduleTues., Dec. 23 at 2pm and 6pm; Thurs., Dec. 25 at 2pm and 6pm; Fri., Dec. 26 at 2pm and 6pm; Sat., Dec. 27 at 11am, 3pm and 7pm; Sun., Dec. 28 at 11am, 3pm and 7pm.
Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze! — Holiday Edition start at $15.   All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.  For more information, visit Ringling.com.
 

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny 107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny 107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny 107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny 107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny 107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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The Wiz

 

The Wiz – January 13 - February 1
Ease on down the road with the spirited rock gospel and soul musical based on the beloved classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Dorothy and her lovable friends embark on an adventure to Oz looking for her way home, but discover so much more in this imaginative production. This Tony Award®-winning family friendly musical features the hits “Home” and “A Brand New Day.” If you like The Wizard of Oz and Wicked, you’ll love this family hit of the New Year! Sponsored by the John McDonald Company and in loving memory of Art and Meg Niedland. Visit www.jupitertheatre.org for showtimes; tickets start at $54. Phone: (561) 575-2223. 


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West Palm Beach GreenMarket

 

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is the place to shop the freshest local produce, plants, baked goods and more! With more than seventy vendors on the scenic West Palm Beach Waterfront every Saturday from 9a-1p.  

Plus, there’s a new shaded waterfront oasis featuring live tropical music and bottomless mimosas for just ten dollars! Kids will love the new activities just for them!

Free parking during market hours in Banyan and Evernia garages. Powered by Schumacher Automotive, Tenet Health, Keurig, Palm Beach Daily News & Sunny 107.9 & 103.1 WIRK!

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