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Posted on 30 December 2015 by LeslieM

Dedication of Fish & Wildlife Signs

Saturday, Jan. 2, 10 a.m.

Deerfield Beach Arboretum

2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Boy Scout Troup 199 and the Deerfield Beach Arboretum will dedicate the new fish and wildlife sign created by Boy Scout Tyler Kruger for his Eagle project. The sign depicts the various types of freshwater fish found in the waters of the Arboretum.

Movies in the Park: Planes: Fire & Rescue

Friday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m.

Villages of Hillsboro Park

4111 NW 6 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Free. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs, and enjoy a night at the movies. Snacks and glow items available for purchase.

3rd Annual Brandon’s Run for Autism

Saturday, Jan. 9, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Quiet Waters Park

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

5K event. Top 3 in each division receive medals. Event benefits the International Society for Autism, which fund re-search, scholarships and job training for those affected by Autism. Entry fee: $25 in advance, $35 at door. Call 305-305-0540.

Hillsboro Lighthouse New Year tour

Saturday, Jan. 9 at 8:30, 9:15, 10 and 11 a.m.

Alsdorf Park Dock

2974 NE 14 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Transportation by boat. Must wear flat, closed shoes. Children must be 4 ft. tall to climb the tower. No pets. $25, free to HLPS members. Visit www.hillsborolighthouse.org/tours.

Pet CPR Course

Saturday, Jan. 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Florida Humane Society

3870 N. Powerline Rd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33073

Save your pet in an emergency with CPR and first aid techniques. Please bring an item to donate to Florida Humane Society such as paper towels, bleach, cat litter. Space limited; register in advance at www.PetTech.net. Call 954-974-6152. For info. on Pet CPR or human CPR classes, please call CPR Training 2 Go, 954-461-8203.

Save the Date!

Oshogatsu Festival

Sunday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

4000 Morikami Park Rd.

Delray Beach, FL 33446

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at the Morikami’s 38th Annual Oshogatsu New Year’s Festival. Experience the tastes, sights and sounds that define the Japanese New Year. Ticket prices: Ages 11 and up: $12 advance, $15 at gate; ages 4 – 10: $6 advance, $10 at gate; museum members and under 3: free. Tasting rooms 21 and over: $30 members, $35 non-members. (includes general admission.) Tickets online at http://morikami.org/cultural-programs/oshogatsu.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Birthday Celebration

Friday, Jan. 15 to Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 (Times TBA)

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

This four-day event features a weekend carnival, games and live entertainment, before drawing to a close on Monday, Jan. 18 with a two-mile long parade and awards ceremony. Sponsorships available. Contact the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-480-4429.

Cool Wheels Car Show

Sunday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Quiet Waters Park, Shelter #10

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Benefitting the Youth Automotive Training Center. Best in show wins $1,000. Gift bags to first 300 cars. Music, food trucks, raffle, prizes and more. Kustom Kulture artist Ben Mitchell. $20 advance; $25 at gate. For more information, visit www.yatc.com.

Wings of Freedom Historical Airplanes

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2 p.m. to Sunday, Jan. 31, 4:30 p.m.

Boca Raton Airport

903 NW 35 St.

Boca Raton, FL 33431

WWII veterans free. Discounts for school groups. Tour working WWII aircraft, learn about history and even book a flight. Aircraft include the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber, the B-24 Liberator heavy bomber and the P-51 Mustang fighter. Flights available in B-17 or B-24 for $450 per person. Pilots can fly in the P-51 for $2,200 for a half hour, $3,200 for an hour. Tickets: $12 adults and $6 children under 12. Call 800-568-8924.

Watercolor Painting Classes

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon, Jan. through April

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

1801 NE 6 Ave.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Henriette “Kitte” Arnold’s watercolor classes for all skill levels are back. $20 per session. Call 954-920-4574.

new year’s events

Thursday, Dec. 31

First Night 2016

City of Delray Beach

(Activities located in downtown district)

5 p.m. to midnight

Offers fun and games, music, food and entertainment for the whole family from toddlers to teens. Wristbands are $10 in advance at the Delray Beach City Hall and Public Library, $15 on Dec. 31. Children under 3 free. Visit www.visitdelraybeach.org/firstnight for details.

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Two Georges at The Cove

1645 SE 3 Court

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Two Georges is offering a special New Year’s Eve menu, which includes Stuffed Lobster Tails, Prime Rib of Beef, Lobster Risotto, Grilled Sea Bass and Chicken Chesapeake Béarnaise. Call 954-421-9272.

Friday, Jan. 1

New Year’s Day Buffet

Friday, Jan. 1, Noon to 5 p.m.

Deer Creek Grille

2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Options of pork loin, mahi mahi, chicken or penne a la vodka with sides, or choose the salad bar, clam chowder or breakfast from the omelet and egg station. Many options available. See ad on Pg. 14 for more details. $23.95 adults; $11.95 children, plus 20 percent gratuity. Reservations required: 954-421-5553.

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