HAPPENINGS

Posted on 22 January 2015 by L.Moore

Democratic Women’s Club of Florida meets

Thursday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m.

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center 1801 NE 6 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Celebration of 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Conversation about the history of women’s reproductive rights and what actions to take to oppose 2015 anti-choice legislation. Concluded with candlelight vigil (using cell phone flashlights). Guest speakers: Senator Nan Rich and Kristin Carter. Refreshments served. RSVP: 954-942-8711 or maggie_davidson@comcast.net.

25th annual Nautical Flea Market – Pompano

Saturday, Jan.24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pompano Beach Community Park 2001 NE 10 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Vendors with boating and diving equipment, nautical clothing, marine surplus items, anchors, mooring products, arts and crafts, food and more. $5, 12 and under free.

Annual Winter Tea at Westside Park

Saturday, Jan. 24, 4 to 6 p.m.

Westside Park 445 SW 2 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Afternoon of food, friendship, entertainment and prizes and tea! For a festive and traditional fl air, hats and gloves are requested, but not required. $15 per person. For more information, call 954-480-4481.

Car show

Saturday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sample-McDougald House 450 NE 10 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33432

Tour historic house, and see antique and classic cars. For more information, call 954 691-5686.

JA World Uncorked V Experience

Saturday, Jan. 24, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College 1130 Coconut Creek Blvd. Coconut Creek, FL 33066

For ages 21 and older. Foodies can taste samples from premium chefs while listening to LIVE entertainment and participating in auctions, raffles and more. Presented by Premier Beverage and hosted by chairs Bob & Susan Drinon and Renée Korbel Quinn with Junior Achievement’s Circle of Wise Women. This educational “Fork & Cork Affair” benefits Junior Achievement of South Florida. Proceeds from the annual event, along with other Circle initiatives, have raised over $2 million since 2010 and help support JA’s financial education programs for every fifth and eighth grader in Broward County public schools and many private schools. $150 per person. www.jaworlduncorked.com.

8th Annual Family Fun Day

Saturday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m.

Lynn intramural field 3601 N. Military Tr. Boca Raton, FL 33431

Includes Mini Knights Challenge, inflatable & interactive games, meet & autograph sessions with Lynn student-athletes, clinics and free admission to the Fighting Knights men’s & women’s basketball games against Florida Southern. FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact Chad Beattie at cbeattie@lynn.edu or Alex Perez at aperez@lynn.edu.

Deerfield Beach Festival of the Arts

Saturday, Jan. 24 & Sunday, Jan. 25 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Along Ocean Way south of pier Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

125 artists in juried show. Live music, food, spirits, student art exhibit and kids’ zone.

Nezrok announces “Bumper Crop!”

Sunday, Jan. 25, 5 to 9 p.m.

American Rock Bar & Grill Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Nezrok will perform songs from their new album “Bumper Crop” following Steve Minotti’s Nashville Style IX In The Round Songwriter’s Series, at American Rock Bar & Grill in The Cove Shopping Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. No cover. Call 954-428-4539 for more information.

Card Party

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pompano Beach Elks, Lodge 700 NE 10 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Held by Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES, Drove 142. Open to the public. Bring your table of friends or group and have a great afternoon of fun. $4 includes dessert and coffee. Call 561- 479-2002 for reservations.

Open House

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to noon

Lighthouse Christian School 2331 NE 26 Ave. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Also on Feb. 26. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 954-941-7501.

The Crests with Tommy Mara

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center 1801 NE 6 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Part of Winter Concert Series. $12. For more information, call 954-786-4590 or visit www.pompanobeachfl.gov.

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Posted on 15 January 2015 by L.Moore

Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival

Thursday, Jan. 15 to Sunday, Feb. 8

Although the festival begins and ends in West Palm Beach, the over 30 features, shorts and documentaries will be shown also in Boca and Delray. Get all the information at www. palmbeachjewishfilm.org.

Aunt Mary’s Annual Attic Sale

Saturday, Jan. 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Paul the Apostle Church 2700 NE 36 St. Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Second time around: Household items, furniture, clothes, jewelry, small appliances and more. Refreshments available. 954-943-9154.

Broward Shell Club

Saturday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center 1801 NE 6 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Admission/ parking FREE. For more information, call 305-301-1296.

Dixieland/ Hot Jazz session

Sunday, Jan. 18, 1 to 4 p.m.

Pompano Beach Elks Lodge 700 NE 10 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Presented by the Hot Jazz & Alligator Gumbo Society. $10. 954-563-5390.

Song of Solomon

Monday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.

The Wick Theater 7901 N. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton, FL 33487

One-time staging of Broadway-bound musical, starring Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli, written by Andrew Beall and Neil Van Leeuwen. $40. 561-995-2333 or click events calendar on www.thewick.org.

11th Annual Taste of LHP

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 6 to 9 p.m.

Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club 2701 NE 42 St. Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Local restaurants serve up samples of their finest creations. Auction, drawings and raffle held. $50 in advance, $60 at door. 954-946-3838 or www.lhpchamber.com.

Free Condo Board Member Certification

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Kaye Bender Rembaum 1200 Park Central Blvd. S. Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Condominium association board members are invited to a free certification course. Licensed Community Association Managers are also welcome to attend and will receive two IFM or Elective Manager credits. Space is limited and reservations are required. This event is presented by Kaye Bender Rembaum. RSVP: 954-928-0680 or Odalis@KBRLegal.com

Middle East lecture

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m.

Community Presbyterian Church (Briggs Hall) 1920 SE 4 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Lecture for Prime Timers Group on issues in the Middle East. Public invited. FREE. 954-427-0222 for more information.

History at High Noon

Wednesday, Jan. 21, noon to 1 p.m.

City Hall, Commission Chambers 150 NE 2 Ave. Deerfield Beach FL 33441

Historian and author Sally J. Ling shares insights into eight years of research and discovery that led her to write her latest historical novel Who Killed Leno and Louise? FREE. Light refreshments served. For more information, visit www. deerfield-history.org or call 561-429-0378.

Thank You, Irving Berlin!

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m.

Herb Skolnick Community Center 800 SW 36 Ave. Pompano Beach, FL 33069

The City of Pompano Beach Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department presents “Thank you Irving Berlin!” an informative and entertaining show as Barrington (Barty) Brown shares many stories, words and music through his creative talents at the grand piano. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at the Herb Skolnick Community Center or online at www. Eventbrite.com. For more information, call 954-786- 4590 or visit www.pompanobeachfl.gov.

Save the date: DBICA meets

Thursday, Jan 22 at 7 p.m.

Community Presbyterian Church (Briggs Hall) 1920 SE 4 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Guest speaker: Deerfield Beach Commissioner Joe Miller, Dist. 1.

MLK—Deerfield

Carnival

Westside Park 445 SW 2 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Friday, Jan. 16, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 17 & Sunday, Jan. 18; Monday, Jan. 19, 1 to 6 p.m.

Includes live music featuring LaNorris McFadden & P.R.O.O.F on Friday, Pocket Change on Saturday and Valerie Tyson Band on Sunday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each evening.

Parade

Jan. 19, 10 a.m.

Features former Miami Dolphin Twan Russell as Grand Marshal. Parade begins at The Cove Shopping Center and ends at Westside Park with ceremony to follow at Leo Robb Gymnasium. Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Kenneth L. Gillespie, a Juvenile Division Judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. Note: Roads used by parade will have closures to accommodate. For info., call 954-480-4429 or www.deerfield-beach. com/mlk.

MLK-Pompano

Parade

Monday, Jan. 19, 8 a.m. (Line-up)

Mitchell Moore Park 901 NW 10 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Celebration

Monday, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m.

Blanche Ely High School Gymnasium 1201 NW 6 Ave. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Special Guest Performers: Canton Jones and T-DOGG For more information, call 754-217-6656.

MLK-Boca Raton

Breakfast

7:30 a.m., Lois Martin Community Ctr. 1350 N. Dixie Highway. Boca Raton, FL 33432

Memorial Ceremony

9:30 a.m.

200 NE 12th St. Boca Raton, FL 33432

Master of Ceremonies: Pastor Tom Tift, FUMC West Keynote Speeches: Rev. Danny Ward, ‘How Love Overcomes’ Ms. Lejeune Goodard, ‘Who is My Neighbor?’

March to Sanborn Square

10:30 a.m. Led by Boca Raton High School Band

Celebration

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Master of Ceremonies: Nhu Nugent, executive director, PROPEL

Music: Gospel, Jazz, R&B Bibleway Temple Ministries, Jai Rose Band, South Florida Heat Wave, St. Joan of Arc Youth Choir, etc. Food vendors, children’s activities and more.

*Pearl City Historical Walking Tour – Saturday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to noon. 561-395-6029.

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Posted on 08 January 2015 by L.Moore

Friends of the Deerfield Beach Arboretum meet

Thursday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m.

Constitution Park 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Speaker: Roger Stone, owner of Stone’s Rose Gardening, Davie, FL. He will explain the basics of maintaining rose plants in our particular climate, and about proper species selection, environmental requirements, pruning techniques, tips on pests and disease, and tricks for obtaining the perfect blooms. He will end with answers to all your questions. Plant giveaway. Light refreshments served. Free and open to public. 954-480-4495. www.treezoo.com.

Burning of the Greens

Thursday, Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church 959 SE 6 Ave. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

(Date changed from 5th). Enjoy this bonfire to commemorate the closing of the Christmas season. Info.: 954-421-3146.

Garden Club of Lighthouse Point meets

Thursday, Jan. 8, 11 a.m.

St. Paul’s Education Hall 2700 NE 36 St. Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Program: “BEE Kind to our Bees and Pollinators.” Presented by Ivan Baratz, Broward County Extension Advisory Council, Horticulture Tip by Mona Johnston. W&M bee-attracting plants. Any questions, contact Program Chairman, Mona Johnston, 954-975-9157 or visit www.lhpgc.org.

Movies in the Park: Frozen

Friday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m.

Villages of Hillsboro Park 4111 NW 6 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Bring the family, blankets and lawn chairs for a fun family night out. Concessions and glow merchandise will be sold for a small fee. For a full listing of this season’s movies and dates please visit www.deerfield-beach.com/moviesinthepark. For more information, call Constitution Park at 954-480-4495.

28th Annual Boca Fest

Saturday, Jan. 10 & Sunday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Shops at Boca Center 5250 Town Center Circle Boca Raton, FL 33486

More than 150 artists, live music and more. Animal aid, a pet rescue and recovery center, will have dogs and cats for adoption. For more information, call 561-746-6615 or visit www.ArtFestival.com.

Yard Sale

Saturday, Jan. 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Community Presbyterian Church 1920 SE 4 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

A bicycle, clothes and misc. For info., call 954-687-8161.

3rd Annual District 2 Clean-Up

Saturday, Jan. 10, 7:30 a.m.

401 SW 4 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Volunteers will sign-in and enjoy some coffee, juice and donuts, which will be served between 7:30 and 8 a.m. Everyone will report back to the sign-in location at noon and pizza and refreshments will be served during a recognition and appreciation ceremony, which will run from noon to 1 p.m. Must be 12 and older. Teens who wish to participate in groups and are between the ages of 12 and 15 should be aware that there must be an adult present for every five teens. Proper attire is required. Wear boots or closed-toe shoes (no sandals or flip-flops), long pants and a hat. Bring sunscreen and wear the gloves that will be provided by the City. Please RSVP at 954-480-4391 and commit to volunteering. Certificate of Community Service (6) Hours will be provided during the ceremony. In addition, those who participate in Recycling Perks will receive 100 rewards points for volunteering. For any other questions and/or commitments to volunteer please contact the City Recycling & Solid Waste Management Dept. at 954-480-4391.

Hillsboro Lighthouse January Tour

Sunday, Jan. 11, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Alsdorf Park departure 2974 NE 14 St. Lighthouse Point, FL 33062

$25 per person, free to HLPS members. Must have flat shoes with rubber soles and closed toes. No sandals, flip-flops, or shoes with heels are allowed inside the Lighthouse. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be a minimum of 48” (4 feet) tall to climb the tower. No pets are allowed. www.hillsborolighthouse.org/tours.

An A Cappella Afternoon

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2 p.m.

Pompano Beach High School Gym 600 NE 13 Ave. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The New Presbyterian Church and The South Florida Jubilee Chorus present this concert featuring popular tunes, Broadway show music, gospel and a little comedy – all Barbershop style. FREE. No tickets needed. An offering will be taken. 954-946-4380 or www.newpres.org.

37th Annual Oshogatsu New Year Festival

Sunday, Jan. 11, 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 Sheep with unique Japanese games and customs, including Taiko drum performances, rice cake making, fortune telling, kids crafts, tea ceremony and more. VIP room offers craft beer, sake and more. Ages 11 and up: $12 online, $15 at gate; 3 and under FREE. VIP: (21 and up) $30 members, $35 non-members. www.morikami.org/newyear.

Pancake breakfast

Sunday, Jan. 11, 9 a.m. to noon

Elks Lodge 700 NE 10 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Hosted by the Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES, Drove 142. Adults: $5; Children: $2.50. Open to the public. 954- 255-3130.

Relay Fiesta

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 5:30 p.m. until closing

Baja Café 1310 Federal Hwy. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Baja Café will donate 15 percent of all proceeds to Relay for Life on this day. Relay for Life will be held at Quiet Waters Park on April 18. Look at acsevents.org under Relay For Life and then Deerfield for more info. and to sign up to participate.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Celebration The City of Pompano Beach and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee of Pompano Beach presents: “Color of Unity” by commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with several community events:

MLK Basketball Classic

Monday, Jan. 12 – Thursday, Jan. 15, 6 p.m.

Mitchell Moore Gymnasium 901 NW 10 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Ages: 14-15 and 16-17

Registration: $50 per team

Parade/March 2015

Monday, Jan. 19, Line-up 8 a.m.

Mitchell Moore Park 901 NW 10 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Celebration 2015

Monday, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m.

Blanche Ely High School Gymnasium 1201 NW 6 Ave. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Special Guest Performers: Canton Jones and T-DOGG For more information, call 754-217-6656.

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Posted on 01 January 2015 by L.Moore

New Year’s Eve event

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. until …

CEIZS Florida 2205 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Lively, FREE indoor concert with worship and dance. Countdown to midnight with LIVE TV feed from Brazil, concert at 9 p.m. and midnight buffet. (Across the street from Century Village in the old movie theatre building.) For more information, call 954-421-7737 or e-mail info@ceizsflorida.com.

First Night

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 4 p.m. to midnight

Old School Square park 50 NW 1 Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444

Live entertainment, “ice” skating, inflatables, campfire, carousel & more. Activities going on elsewhere in Delray, including retro video games at Delray Beach Center for the Arts! Buy First Night button for $10 in advance ($15 on 31st) at 100 ft. Christmas tree or City Hall (credit cards accepted) or Delray Beach Library, Crest Theatre, Delray News Stand and Chamber of Commerce (cash only). For info on Delray holiday activities, call 561-278-0424 or visit http://100ftchristmastree.com.

Sunday Matinee: Music Series Concert

Sunday, Jan. 4, 3 to 4 p.m.

Boca Raton Downtown Library 400 NW 2 Ave. Boca Raton FL 33432

One-hour concert band 33 Years. Featuring acoustic and electric Americana and country music, both modern and classical, and more. Reservations required. Call 561-807-7141 or visit www.bocalibrary.org.

AAUW meets

Monday, Jan. 5, 12:30 p.m.

Pompano Beach Women’s Club 314 NE 2 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

After a brief membership meeting there will be a short presentation and discussion by Dr. Laura Sudarsky, MD, FACS, CWSP. Dr. Sudarsky is a nationally recognized plastic surgeon who has been at the forefront of her field in reconstructive breast surgery. Followed by regifting fundraiser, selling gifts received but not wanted in exchange for funds to help AAUW scholarship fund. New members welcome. No charge. RSVP: 954-570-5423 or email: pompanoscholar@yahoo.com

Burning of the Greens

Monday, Jan. 5, 7 p.m.

Zion Lutheran 959 SE 6 Ave. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Enjoy this bonfire to commemorate the closing of the Christmas season. Refreshments served after.

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Posted on 25 December 2014 by L.Moore

The Spirit of Giving

Friday, Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Emma Lou Olson Center 1801 NE 6 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33064

South Florida Chamber Ensemble program. Pianist Sheng- Yuan Kuan returns to the SFCE for world premiere of a new piano trio version of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony along with other iconic works like Ravel’s Bolero and Grieg’s Peer Gynt. $20 for general admission, $15 for students and seniors. Free wine and cheese during intermission. Tickets available at the Emma Lou Olson box office or by calling 954-803-3762.

Railway museum & model train open house

Saturday, Dec. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1300 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach FL 33442

South Florida Railway Museum of Deerfield Beach at the historic AMTRAK/TRIRAIL Station shows off its three operating model train layouts and museum displays of railroad memorabilia. For directions or info, call 954-448-8935 or 561-441-6952.

Concert, dance, ball drop

Dec. 31, 9 p.m. until …

CEIZS Florida 2205 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Lively, FREE indoor concert with worship and dance. Countdown to midnight with LIVE TV feed from Brazil, concert at 9 p.m. and midnight buffet. (Across the street from Century Village in the old movie theatre building.) For more information, call 954-421-7737 or e-mail info@ceizsflorida.com.

Christmas Eve Ball

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m,. to 1 a.m.

Jazziz Nightlife 201 Plaza Real Boca Raton, FL 33432

Holiday party with music for singles & non-singles, 21 and up. Hosted by Living FLA. Chloe Dolandis performs. FREE but must RSVP – www.theeveball.com.

First Night

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 4 p.m. to midnight

Old School Square park 50 NW 1 Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444

Live entertainment, “ice” skating, inflatables, campfire, carousel & more. Activities going on elsewhere in Delray, including retro video games at Delray Beach Center for the Arts! Buy First Night button for $10 in advance ($15 on 31st) at 100 ft. Christmas tree or City Hall (credit cards accepted) or Delray Beach Library, Crest Theatre, Delray News Stand and Chamber of Commerce (cash only). For info. on Delray holiday activities, call 561-278-0424 or visit http://100ftchristmastree.com.

Constitution Park offers kids’ events

Ballet & Jazz Dance For Children

Held at Constitution Park, 2841 W Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, Jan. 10 through Feb. 28 on Saturdays from 1 to 3:45 p.m., this program is for 6- to 15-year-olds to learn the basics of ballet and jazz dance. While participating, children will engage in cooperative learning, socialization, auditory and kinesthetic memory, and gross motor skills. The program is $90 with a $30 one-time registration fee. Required registration ends Wednesday, Jan. 7. To register, visit www.deerfield-beach.com/register or any City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation facility.

Mommy/Daddy & Me Creative Movement

Held at Constitution Park, 2841 W Hillsboro Blvd., on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 11 to 11:45 a.m., beginning Jan. 13 through March 5, 2015. This program is for children 2 to 4 years old and their caregivers. The series of classes will help promote language skills, encourage literacy and provide exposure to books. The program is $90 with a $30 one-time registration fee. Required registration ends Wednesday, Jan. 7. To register, visit www.deerfield-beach.com/register or visit any of the City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation facilities.

For further information. contact Constitution Park at 954- 480-4494.

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Posted on 18 December 2014 by L.Moore

Menorah lighting

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m.

Pompano Citi Centre (near carousel) 1955 N. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Brought to you by Chabad of N Broward Beaches free. Lighting of 9 ft. menorah with Mayor Lamar Fisher. Doughnuts, latkes, free carousel ride, crafts for the kids! www.JewishLHP.com or 347-410-1106.

Winter Wonderland

Thursday, Dec. 18, 3 to 5 p.m.

Villages of Hillsboro Park 4111 NW 6 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Enjoy holiday activities, such as horse-drawn hayrides, photos with Santa, a real SNOW field; make your own “Frosty the Snowman.” Kids activities, holiday treats and the thrilling Polar Express ride. Small fee for refreshments and some activities. For more information, call 954-480-4494.

Chanukah event

Thursday, Dec. 18, 5:30 p.m.

Town Hall of Hillsboro Beach 1210 Hillsboro Mile Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062

FREE. Menorah Lighting with local dignitaries and Chanukah refreshments. Brought to you by Chabad of N. Broward Beaches. For more information, call 347- 410-1106 or visit www.JewishLHP.com.

Children’s holiday performance

Friday, Dec. 19, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Steeple on the Beach Montessori School, Briggs Hall 1920 SE 4 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free. For more info., call 954-427-0222 or visit www.communitych.org.

The Matchmaker

Friday, Dec. 19, 6 p.m. (show), 7:30 p.m. (dinner) Sunday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m. (show only)

Skolnick Community Center 800 SW 36 Ave. Pompano Beach, FL 33069

The Matchmaker!” presented by Curtain Call Playhouse is a comedy about a local merchant who hires a lively widow matchmaker; mayhem ensues. $30 Friday, $20 Sunday. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Herb Skolnick Community Center or online at www.Eventbright.com. For more information, call 954-786-4590.

Annual Christmas Dinner

Saturday, Dec. 20, noon

159 SW 1 Terrace Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Presented by Delta Lodge #519. Free food, family & fun.

Book talk

Saturday, Dec. 20, 1:30 p.m.

The Event Center 6101 NW 31 St. Margate, FL 33063

Local radio talk show host Anna Stephenson of WWNN Radio AM 1470 is holding a special free book talk event with six authors. For more information, call 786-376- 6118 or 305-274-0638

4th Annual Piles of Smiles “Snow Day

Saturday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sugar Sand Park 300 S. Military Tr. Boca Raton, FL 33486

Children ages 3 to 12 will enjoy playing in 25 tons of real snow. Features Zippy Pet rides, bumper cars, a Polar Ice slide, DJ, costumed characters, winter sport activities, a handmade craft show and more. Advance reservations are $12 ($15 day of event). For more info., call 561-347-2900 or visit www.SugarSandPark.org

Chanukah Festival

Sunday, Dec. 21, 4 p.m.

Sanborn Square 72 N. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton, FL 33432

Sponsored by Chabad of East Boca. Rides, food, concert starring Eduardo, menorah lighting with dignitaries, and more. Nominal fee for food and rides. For more information, call 561-417-7797 or visit www.Chabad-BocaBeaches.com.

Milo’s Dog Rescue Adoption and Donation Drive

Sunday, Dec. 21, 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Anuttara Yoga Shala 620 SE 10 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Come take an exhilarating yoga class and visit with the volunteers at Milo’s Dog Rescue who will have adoptable animals available just in time for the holidays. They will also be accepting donations such as pet food, treats, blankets, sheets, toys, cleaning supplies, kennels, etc. For info., call 954-322-YOGA (9642) or visit www. anuttarayoga.com.

Menorah lighting

On Sunday, Dec. 21, 5 p.m. on Deerfield beach, join the Chabad of the N. Broward Beaches as they light their menorah, offer up latkes and doughnuts and supply plenty of opportunities for fun, including face painting, sand art for the kids and more.

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Posted on 11 December 2014 by L.Moore

Friends of the DB Arboretum meets

Thursday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m.

Constitution Park 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33447

Speaker: Jon Albee with the Urban Farming Institute of Oakland Park will provide info. on unique growing systems, supplies and knowledge for success to local home and institutional farmers, including hydroponic and soil based systems. Plant giveaway, refreshments. Info.: 954-480-4495 or www. treezoo.com.

Movies in the Park—Polar Express

Friday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m.

Villages of Hillsboro Park 4111 NW 6 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Bring the family, blankets and lawn chairs for a fun family night out. Concessions and glow merchandise will be sold for a small fee. For a full listing of this season’s movies and dates, visit www.deerfield-beach.com/moviesinthepark. For more information, call 954-480-4495.

LAST Family Hayride & Campfire

Friday, Dec. 12, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Quiet Waters Park 401 S. Powerline Rd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

For more info on this last Hayride & Campfire of 2014 (others were held in October and November), call 954-357-5100 or go to www.Broward.org/parks. (Other parks are also holding similar events).

Yard sale

Saturday, Dec. 13, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Florida Humane Society 3870 N. Powerline Rd. Pompano Beach, FL 33073

Non-profit, no-kill organization. Proceeds benefit dogs and cats.

Christmas Party and Auction

Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Westside Park 445 SW 2 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach-West. For information, call 954-428-1537.

Mega Holiday Pet Adoption

Saturday Dec. 13, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Toyota 1441 S. Federal Hwy. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Hosted by Rescue Sisters and Toyota of Deerfield Beach. Santa will be there too! Info.: 954-425-6900

52nd Annual Holiday Boat Parade

Sunday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m.

Watch from the shore or from the water upon the Musette boat, which leaves from The Cove Marina in Deerfield and rides in the parade. For $60 per person, you get an Intracoastal cruise, dinner, dancing and open bar. For more information, contact the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce at 954-941-2940.

Choral Christmas Cantata

Sunday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. (Sanctuary)

Community Presbyterian Church 1920 SE 4 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Reverend Dr. Randy Gill and Sabrina George, music director, will lead all sanctuary worship services. Attendance is complimentary; free parking is available; refreshments are always served. For information, call 954-427-0222 or visit www.communitych.org.

Handel’s Messiah

Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.

Pompano Beach High School 600 NE 13 Ave. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The New Presbyterian Church Concert Choir, Professional Orchestra and Soloists present the most popular and beloved oratorio ever written in the English language, Handel’s Messiah. The Program will be directed by Steven Hammaker. Tickets are not needed. Admission is free – an offering will be taken. Sing along with the “Hallelujah” Chorus. For more info., call 954-946-4380 or visit www.newpres.org.

Menorah Lighting

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m.

Pompano Citi Centre 1955 N. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Join us as we light our 9ft. Menorah with Mayor Lamar Fisher. Doughnuts, latkes, free Carousel ride, crafts for the kids!

Drop-off for Toys 4 Tots

Myers Insurance Agency 703 S. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, Fl. 33062

Drop off Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Collecting toys now through Saturday, Dec. 13. Fifth consecutive year as an official drop-off location. 954-784-9029.

Rattlers has open positions

Deerfield Packer Rattlers Board currently has open positions. If you are interested in a position or would like to nominate someone for a position, please call 954-393-5288. You MUST have been involved with the organization for one year. All nominees are due Thursday, Dec. 18 by 5 p.m.

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Yuletide Parade

Thursday, Dec. 4, 6: 30 p.m.

2400 E. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Parade runs from Riverside Drive west to Atlantic Blvd. to McNab Park, where festivities continue, including the lighting of the tree, arrival by Santa and other characters, and entertainment. For more information, call 954-786-4111.

Everlasting Joy

Thursday, Dec. 4 to 6 & 11 to 14, 7:30 p.m.

Trinity Church 3901 NE 22 Ave. Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Presented by Revelation Ministries, a Christian drama ministry, this event consists of two one-act plays combined to tell the story of Christmas. $20. Tickets available at door or at through www.revelationministries.com/tickets. For more information, email info@revelationministries.com.

CRA Business Resource Center Job Fair

Thursday, Dec. 4, 4 to 7 p.m.

E. Pat Larkins Community Center 520 Hammondville Rd/MLK Jr. Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

For more information, call 954-586-1111 or info@iedfl.com

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Historic Butler House 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach FL 33441

Breakfast photos with Santa. Family of 4 – $10; $5 each additional person. Organized by DFB Historical Society. (Sponsored by DFB Kiwanis, Frank Congemi, Publix.) 954- 429-0378 or www.deerfield-history.org.

Trek with Tracy

Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m.

Pompano Community Park 820 NE 18 Ave. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Purchase tickets and T-Shirts in advance at Fancy Nancy’s, 1823 E, Sample Rd., or e-mail shopfancynancys@gmail. com. $15 includes shirt and walk. Benefits Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.

About Boating Safely

Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spanish River HQ Bldg. 3001 N State Road A1A Boca Raton, FL 33431

Learn all about boating terminology and technique. Get needed certificate and knowledge. Bring lunch. Materials fee is $35. For questions or RSVP, call 561-391-3600 and leave a message.

Twisted

Saturday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m.

Infinity Hall at the Center For Spiritual Living 2 SW 12 Ave. Boca Raton, FL 33486

Musical comedienne Gail Robin will perform her onewoman show “Twisted,” consisting of original comedy and parody songs, covering everything from pop culture to aging and relationships. $20. 561-368-8248.

Ocean Way Holiday Celebration

Saturday, Dec. 6, 5 to 9 p.m.

International Fishing Pier 200 NE 21 Ave. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Photos with Santa, a miniature pony petting zoo, snow flurries, kid’s activities, holiday characters and live entertainment. Refreshments and food sold. 954-480-4429.

Night of 100 Stars

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2:30 & 7 p.m.

Skolnick Community Center 800 SW 36 Ave. Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Song and dance show featuring a variety of holiday music. Produced by KP Productions. $15. Purchase tickets in advance at the Herb Skolnick Community Center or online at www. eventbrite.com. For more information, call 954-786-4590.

Pompano Beach Garden Club meets

Monday, Dec. 8, noon

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center 1801 NE 6 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Open to the public. The program, a book review of “Under the Magnolia” by Frances Mayes, will be presented by Donna Bruno, PBGC Member. Refreshments served. 954-943-2699.

Trinity Church’s Annual Live Nativity

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 6:45 p.m.

Trinity Church 3901 NE 22 Ave. Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

The Trinity Worship Team will sing Christmas carols outside at the steps of the sanctuary’s main entrance off 39 Street. Live nativity starts at 7:15 p.m. and all children are welcome to participate. (Meet inside the sanctuary at 6:45 p.m. to get a costume). FREE event.

The Matchmaker” play

Willow Theatre 300 S. Military Tr. Boca Raton FL 33486

Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 8 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 2 p.m.

Herb Skolnick Center 800 SW 36 Ave. Pompano Beach, FL33069

Dec. 19, 6 p.m. (dinner & show at 7:30 p.m.) Dec. 21, 2 p.m. (show only)

Presented by Curtain Call Playhouse. $23 Adults ($14 tickets Dec 5 at 8 p.m. & Dec 6 at 2 p.m.), $30 for Dec. 19 and $20 for Dec. 21. More info., 561-347-3948 (Boca)/ 954-786-4590 (Pompano).

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Snow Party

Friday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pompano Citi Centre 1955 N. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Snow flurries, arts and crafts, entertainment, free carousel rides and an appearance by Santa (bring your camera!) Santa will be there every weekend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 -21. Holiday Family Fun Days every Saturday in December through Christmas Eve. Info.: 954-943-4683, www.PompanoCitiCentre.com.

The Christmas Candle movie premier

Saturday, Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m.

Christian Love Fellowship Church 801 SE 10 St., Ste. 4 Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free. Get tickets at http://echolightcinemas.com/clfchurch

5th Annual “Light Up MLK” for the holidays

Saturday, Nov. 29, 5 to 8 p.m.

Annie Adderly Gillis Park 601 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Holiday cookie decorating, interactive art wall, live entertainment, tree lighting at 7 p.m. Free food, photo booth, Santa visit. Hot 105 DJ Big Man Kelly hosts.

Arts and Crafts and Quilts

Sunday, Nov 30, 1 to 5 p.m.

The Butler House 380 E Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Quilt raffle, craft sale, music, refreshments and food under the 100-year-old Banyan in the backyard. 561-299-8684 for info.

Zion Tree Lighting

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church 959 SE 6 Ave. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

For more info., call 954-421-3146.

13th Annual Lighthouse ‘A Glow

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Frank McDonough Park 3500 NE 27 Ave. Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Be entertained at tree lighting. Santa visits, holiday refreshments, caroling and more.

44th Annual Holiday Street Parade—Boca Raton

Wednesday, Dec. 3 7:30 to 9 p.m.

72 N Federal Hwy. Boca Raton, FL 33432

This year’s parade theme will be “A Holiday Wish.” Parade route begins at Federal Hwy & SE 8 St., traveling north to Mizner Park Amphitheater.

Yuletide Parade – Pompano

Thursday, Dec. 4, 6: 30 p.m.

2400 E. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Parade runs from Riverside Drive west to Atlantic Blvd. to McNab Park, where festivities continue, including the lighting of the tree, arrival by Santa and other characters, and entertainment. For more information, call 954-786-4111.

52nd Annual Holiday Boat Parade seeks boat

Friday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m.

Enter your boat for free! All boats, big or small, are welcome. For more information or to register your boat please contact the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce at lspinelli@pompanobeachchamber.com or 954-941-2940.

Drop-off for Toys 4 Tots

Myers Insurance Agency

703 S. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Drop off Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Collecting toys through Saturday, Dec. 13. Fifth consecutive year as an official dropoff location. 954-784-9029.

Ocean Way Holiday Celebration

Join us for the Annual Deerfield Beach Ocean Way Holiday Celebration presented by the Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, Saturday, December 6, at the International Fishing Pier, 200 NE 21st Ave. Festivities will begin at 5:00 PM and run until 9:00 PM. Activities include photos with Santa, a miniature pony petting zoo, snow flurries, kid’s activities, and live entertainment throughout the event. Be sure not to miss the special Holiday Character Show from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, followed by a character meet and greet as well as our NEW holiday parade of lights display! Refreshments and food will be sold. Parking on the barrier island will be limited during the event. Complimentary parking will be available at the Cove Shopping Center, 1500 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Attendees can make the short walk across the bridge to the event or take the complimentary shuttle service between the Cove Shopping Center and the beach. The shuttle service will run continuously from 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Please note that there will be several road closures related to the Ocean Way Holiday Celebration:

The International Fishing Pier parking lot will be closed at 6:00 AM on Saturday, December 6th and will reopen around 11:00 PM on Saturday, December 6th.

A1A and NE 2nd street will be closed to Ocean Way (NE 21st Ave.) and NE 20th Terr at 11:30 AM on Saturday, December 6th and will reopen around 10:30 PM on Saturday, December 6th.

The parallel parking spaces in front of the Wyndham will be closed to traffi c at 6:00 AM on Saturday, December 6th.

For further information please call the Community Events and Outreach Division at (954) 480-4429.

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Garden Club of Lighthouse Point

Thursday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m.

St. Paul’s Education Hall 2700 NE 36 St. Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Program: Bromeliads, presented by Ann Schandelmayer, NGC, Master Judge, FFGC Floral Design Instructor. Horticulture Tip by Mona Johnston. Holiday Chinese auction. 954-975-9157 or www.lhpgc.org.

AARP Driver Safety Program

Thursday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NE Focal Point Senior Center 227 NW 2 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Update your driving skills, earn a discount on your car insurance. The AARP Driver Safety Program provides those over 50 years of age with updated information on current Florida Statutes, as well as coping with changes which have occurred in our driving years. $20 for 6 hour course ($15 AARP members). Space limited and reservations required. 954-480-4447 or email tsutton@deerfield-beach.com for reservation or more information.

Book sale

Thursday, Nov. 20 to Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lighthouse Point Library 2200 NE 38 St. Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Gently used books, DVDs, VHS tapes, music CDs and audiobooks for sale. 50 cents for paperback books to $2 for hardcover; coffee table and collector books are specially priced. DVDs and CDs are $1 to $9. On Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m., $1 will get you as many books as you can fit in a plastic bag (we provide). Proceeds benefit the library. 954-946-6398 or www.lighthousepointlibrary.com

Model Railroad Flea Market and Swap Meet

Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Westside Park Recreation Center 445 SW 2 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Presented by the South Florida Railway Museum of Deerfield Beach at. Shop our vendor tables for model trains, accessories and railroad memorabilia. $2 donation at the door. 954-448-8935.

Rummage Sale

Saturday, Nov. 22, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

St. Ambrose Church 380 S. Federal Hwy. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 119. Refreshments and snacks sold. Rain or shine.

Yard Sale

Saturday, Nov. 22, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Deerfield Beach St. Peter’s Church 1416 SE 2 Terr. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Come to our garage sale inside our air conditioned Parish Hall. Wonderful items to sell. Want a drum set? We have one. Rain or shine.

A November to Remember

Saturday, Nov. 22, 7 to 10 p.m.

American Rock Bar & Grill 1600 E Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Charity to benefit Artists With Autism. A fun family event with appetizers, music, dancing and great raffle basket items. $20. 954-895-2786 or www.artistswithautismunite.webs.com.

Christmas Bazaar

Saturday, Nov. 22, 8:30 a .m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

St. Gabriel Church Hall 731 N Ocean Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Hosted by the St. Gabriel Council of Catholic Women. Giant treasure chest, jewelry, toys, bake sale, etc. 954-942-6403.

Dixieland/ Hot Jazz

Sunday, Nov. 23, 1 to 4 p.m.

Pompano Beach Elks Lodge #1898 700 NE 10 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Presented by the Hot Jazz & Alligator Gumbo Society. $10. 954-563-5390.

South Florida Chamber Ensemble Program 2: Postcards

Sunday, Nov. 23, 3 p.m.

Emma Lou Olson Center 1801 NE 6 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Concert presents resident artist Wendy White, who will create an abstract painting of Beethoven on stage in real time during the performance of the SFCE woodwind trio. Follow Beethoven’s progress as a composer through the tragedies that befell him as a man. $20, general admission; $15, students and seniors. Children under 12 free. Tickets: 954-803-3762 or www.sfcemusic.com.

Zumba

Tuesday, Nov. 25 and Thursday, Nov. 27, 9 a.m.

Johnny Tigner Community Center, Westside Park 445 SW 2 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Every Tuesday and Thursday. $6 per class or 10 for $50. Bring a friend and get in free. 954-224-0886.

Save the date: GFWC Woman’s Club of DB holiday luncheon

Tuesday, Dec. 9, noon.

Royal Fiesta Caterers, The Cove Shopping Center 1680 SE 3 Ct. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

$25. Jackie@dbwc.org or 954 421 4700 to reserve. Deadline Nov. 28.

Drop-off for Toys 4 Tots

Myers Insurance Agency 703 S. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Collecting toys now through Dec. 13. Fifth consecutive year as an official drop-off location. Drop off Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 954-784-9029.

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