HAPPENINGS

Posted on 04 February 2016 by LeslieM

Food Truck Invasion

Thursday, Feb. 4, 5 to 10 p.m.

Quiet Waters Park

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Take the entire family out to dinner for everything from gourmet burgers to tacos, ribs to desserts, there’s a special dish for everyone! For information, call 954-357-1007 or visit www.foodtruckinvasion.com.

Movies in the Park: Annie

Friday, Feb. 5, 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.

Birdwatching Walk

Saturday, Feb. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Deerfield Island Park

Participants age 8 and up must be at Pioneer Park dock (217 NE 5 Ave, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441) by 8 a.m. to catch the boat shuttle. Tour space is limited and pre-registration is required. Sturdy shoes and binoculars recommended. For more information, call 954-357-5100.

Tour the Butler House

Saturday, Feb. 6, 10 to 2 p.m.

Historic Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Donations welcome. Learn about the heritage of Deerfield Beach’s farming pioneers, including the Butlers.

Concert: Shawn Martin at the Ali

Saturday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Ali Cultural Arts Center

353 Hammondville Rd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Four-time Grammy winner Shawn Martin will be in concert, featuring his unique brand of Jazz and world fusion music. $10 Pompano residents, $20 non-residents, $40 VIP Meet-n-Greet. Call 954-786-7876.

Hillsboro Lighthouse tour

Saturday Feb 6, hourly 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sands Harbor Dock

125 N. Riverside Dr.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

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

Orchid Society Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Woman’s Club Building

910 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Carlos A. Cahiz, of OFE Orchid Supply in Miami, will provide tips and tactics on orchid culture to help orchids thrive in South Florida. Visit www.deerfieldbeachorchidsociety.org or e-mail deerfieldorchids@gmail.com.

DB Woman’s Club meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m.

Woman’s Club Building

910 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Guests welcome. Light refreshments served. Featured speaker, John Dyke, a board member and volunteer guide at the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, will talk about this history of this local landmark. For more information, call 954-421-4700 or visit www.dbwc.org.

Pioneer Days Wine & Cheese Party

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 5 to 8 p.m.

Historic Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Kick off the Pioneer Days celebrations with the Deerfield Beach Historical Society. Wine, cheese and more. $10 donation. Call 954-429-0378.

Pioneer Days Lasagna Dinner

Thursday, Feb. 11, 6 to 8 p.m.

Deerfield Beach Woman’s Club

910 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, 33441

Dinner and fun at the Woman’s Club includes meat or veggie lasagna, desserts, music, 50/50, raffles and more. Soft drinks served or BYOB. $25 at the door. Reservations required; call 954-421-4700.

Settlers Soiree Dinner Under the Stars

Friday, Feb. 12, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Main Beach Parking Lot

149 SE 21Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The Deerfield Beach Rotary Club hosts this dinner outdoors under the stars. Meal includes four courses and wine. $89 per person. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.

Valentine’s Day Dinner on the Beach

Saturday, Feb. 13, 5 p.m.

On the beach next to Oceans 234

234 N. Ocean Blvd. (A1A)

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach is hosting this romantic, outdoor, four-course dinner on the beach. Cash bar. $89 per person. For reservations and information, e-mail ashley@oceans234.com.

Historical Marker Dedication

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m.

First Zion Missionary Baptist Church

125 SW 1st Ct.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Celebrate this momentous occasion. This church was established in 1902. Event includes speakers, songs and presentations. For more information, call 954-428-1550.

6th Annual Two Georges at The Cove Billfish Tournament

Thursday, Feb. 4

6:30 to 7 p.m.: Captain and observer meeting.

7 to 9 p.m.: Welcome Cocktail Party

Saturday, Feb. 6

Tournament Fishing at Boca Inlet and Hillsboro Inlet.

4 to 6 p.m.: Weigh-in at dock

6:30 p.m.: Cocktail Party

7 to 10 p.m.: Awards Banquet at Two Georges at The Cove

All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club, Jim & Jan Moran Unit. For registration and/or sponsorship, contact Denise Buzzelli at 954-427-0353. Entry Fee: $650 (Boat & Angler); each additional angler $150.

Happy Superbowl watching!

Send your gameday pictures to us at observereditor@comcast.net to be featured in next week’s paper.

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Posted on 28 January 2016 by LeslieM

Friends of the Arboretum Membership Drive

Now through Jan. 31

Deerfield Beach Arboretum

Constitution Park

2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Join the Deerfield Beach Arboretum for $25 through Jan. 31 and receive a free polo shirt with embroidered logo. White or dark green, mens or womens, S, M, L, XL or XXL. Send order with a check to Jack Pernatin, membership chairman, Friends of the Deerfield Beach Arboretum, at the address above. Pick up your shirt at the next meeting or add $4 postage to have it mailed. Call 954-480-4495 or visit www.treezoo.com.

60s “Sit in”

Thursday, Jan. 28, 5 to 7 p.m.

Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum

71 N. Federal Hwy.

Boca Raton, FL 33342

Don your bell bottoms for this‘60s style sit-in to launch the opening of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum’s newest exhibit, “Those Were The Days My Friend: Boca Raton in the 1960s”. $5 adults, $3 students, free to members.

Movie: Road to Hope

Friday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m.

First Baptist Church

701 Eller St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Florida is ranked third in the amount of human trafficking/sex trafficking nationally. This short film mixes interviews and dramatizations to highlight the risks young people face. Donation to benefit Grace Place School. For information, call Diana Rice at 954-817-0175.

Aunt Mary’s Annual Attic Sale

Saturday, Jan. 30, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Paul the Apostle Church

2700 NE 36 St.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Household items, furniture, clothes, jewelry, small appliances and more. Refreshments for sale. Call 954-943-9154.

Estate Yard Sale

Saturday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2765 SE 3 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Partial proceeds benefit Community Presbyterian Church, Deerfield. Furniture, hospital bed, household goods and more. Call 954-934-5588.

Community Yard Sale

Saturday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m.

Hillsboro Cove Condominiums

1365 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Rain or shine event. Furniture, household goods, sporting goods, baked items and more.

Annual Winter Tea

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2 to 4 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Bring your favorite teacup and join in an afternoon of food, friendship, entertainment, prizes and tea! Hat and gloves requested, but not mandatory. Register at any community center or online at www.deerfield-beach.com/registration. $15 per person.

Copacabana Night Fundraiser Dinner

Saturday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m.

Lighthouse Point Yacht Club

2701 NE 42 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Fundraiser for Exchange Club in support of many local charities, including the Children’s Healing Institute and the Broward Children’s Center. $150 per person includes dinner, open bar, music, dancing and prize entry. Guest tickets $100. Call 954-941-7283.

Pet CPR Course

Sunday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Florida Humane Society

3870 N. Powerline Rd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33073

Learn pet CPR and first aid. Please bring an item to donate to Florida Humane Society. Register in advance at www.PetTech.net. Call 954-974-6152. For Pet CPR or human CPR classes, please call CPR Training 2 Go, 954-461-8203.

Garage Sale at Butler House

Sunday, Jan. 31, 1 to 4 p.m.

Historic Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Rent a spot and sell or come browse. Vendors: $10 per space (must supply own table). Contact Emily Lilly, 561-299-8684 or e-mail elilly707@aol.com.

Paws for a Cause “Pup-View”

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2 to 6 p.m.

Baja Café Dos

1310 S. Federal Hwy.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Adorable dogs available for adoption from Milo’s Dog Rescue. Live music, door prizes, raffle, food and drink specials. Preview of the main event coming up at the Deerfield Women’s Club on Feb. 27.

Philly & Jersey Shore Reunion and Jam Session

Sunday, Jan. 31, 4 to 9 p.m.

RIP Sports Bar at Diamond Strike Lanes

2200 N. Federal Hwy.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Music featuring Frankie “Fats” Montanna, Quaker City String Band, Judy’s Wildwood Mummers Brigade, DJ Eugene and more. Call 954-410-5536 or edreidy@comcast.net.

Food Truck Invasion

Thursday, Feb. 4, 5 to 10 p.m.

Quiet Waters Park

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Enjoy fresh handmade gourmet food, from entrees to ice cream! Call 954-357-5100.

Save the Date! Lighthouse Point Keepers Day

Feb. 5, 6 and 7

Includes events at Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, Dan Witt Park, and Frank McDonough Park, a parade and more.

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Posted on 21 January 2016 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach Island Community Association Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m.

Community Presbyterian Church

Briggs Hall, 1920 SE 5 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Featured speaker: Arilton Pavan from Dixie Divers. For info., e-mail debbyhoffman@comcast.net.

Talk to the School District

Thursday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m.

Deerfield Beach High School

910 SW 15 St.

Deerfield Beach, 33441

Broward County Public Schools is holding its annual Conversation with the District, a town hall-style meeting to gaining input and feedback from parents, students, staff and community members. For info., call 754-321-2300.

Murder Mystery Dinner

Friday, Jan. 22, 6 to 10:30 p.m.

Royal Fiesta Caterers

1680 SE 3 Ct.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Last chance to buy your tickets for this fun interactive murder mystery dinner, which features three-course meal, colorful characters and a lot of fun! Presented by Bobby Rodriguez Productions and the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce. $50 for Chamber members; $65 for non-members. Register in advance at www.deerfieldchamber.com under Upcoming Events.

26th Annual Nautical Flea Market

Saturday, Jan. 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 24, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pompano Beach Community Park

2001 NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Find all things nautical — clothing, anchors, moorings, arts and crafts, food, a kid zone and more. $5 per person, children under 12 free. For info., call 954-786-4111.

Model Railroad Swap Meet and Flea Market

Saturday, Jan. 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

South Florida Railway Museum swap meet and flea market with model trains and track, books, scenery and railroad memorabilia. $2 adults; $1 child. For info., call 561-441-6952.

Family Fun Pirate Day

Saturday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pompano Citi Centre

1955 N. Federal Hwy.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Jump aboard a “real pirate ship”, join a scavenger hunt and meet Ariel, the Little Mermaid. Costumes encouraged. Children’s activities include arts and crafts, music, $1 carousel rides, and more. Visit www.pompanociticentre.com.

2016 Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon

Saturday, Jan. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Galuppi’s Restaurant

1103 N. Federal Hwy.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church hosts their annual fashion show, including raffle of gift baskets. Hosted by Patchington Resort Wear. $30 donation includes lunch and gratuity. For tickets, call 954-784-0414 .

The Reagans” are coming

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m.

Percy White Library

837 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

William and Sue Wills return with their series, Presidents and Their First Ladies, dramatically speaking, offering a dramatic presentation of former President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy. Kicks off a series of library programs, Celebrating 240 Years of Freedom. For more information about the Wills’ performances, visit www.parpro.zweb.com.

Jeeps, Beats and Eats

Saturday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m. to midnight

Corner of Military Trail and Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Gourmet Truck Expo food trucks, live music, craft beers from Funky Buddha, Accomplice Brewery, Saltwater Brewery and Hollywood Brewing Co. For info., visit www.gourmetruckexpo.com.

JA World Uncorked

Saturday, Jan. 23, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College

1130 Coconut Creek Blvd.

Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Top Florida chefs will present samples for guests to enjoy. Listen to swanky ultra lounge sounds, bid on auction items, sip craft cocktails and wines. Benefits Junior Achievement. Sponsored by Circle of Wise Women. Complimentary valet. $150 per person; must be 21 and over. For more information, visit www.jaworlduncorked.com.

Doc Talk: Knee Pain Relief

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m.

Broward Health North Conference Center

201 E. Sample Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33064

Free. Dr. Bruce Janke, Orthopedic Surgeon and director of the Joint Replacement Center will discuss state-of-the-art Robot Assisted Surgery. Light refreshments served. Call 954-759-7400 to RSVP or visit www.browardhealth.org/events.

18th Annual Fashion Show Luncheon

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club

2701 NE 42 St.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Benefits NE Focal Point. Fashions are by Sondro at The Cove Shopping Center. $50 per person. Seating limited. Call 954-480-4460 for tickets.

Save the Date!

6th Annual Festival of the Arts

Saturday, Jan. 30 & Sunday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Along Ocean Way (NE 21 Ave.)

on Deerfield’s beach, south of pier

Free family event. Stroll through artist’s booths, purchase food and drinks from local vendors and enjoy live music. Parking limited. Free trolley service 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. to and from The Cove Shopping Center. Call 954-480-4429.

Mardi Gras Casino bus trip

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m. sharp

St. Ambrose Men’s Club trip to casino leaves from St. Ambrose (380 S Federal Hwy, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441) and is only $15, which includes bus transportation, $5 free play, $3 food coupon. If you do not have a Mardi Gras Player’s Card, they need a copy of your Driver’s License or passport. Checks payable to St. Ambrose Men’s Club. Get a seat now! Call 954-856-6062 for info.

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Friends of the Arboretum

Thursday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m.

Deerfield Beach Arboretum

Constitution Park

2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Free. Gene Dempsey, Urban Forester for the City of Ft. Lauderdale and Adrienne Ehle, Environmental Analyst for the City of Ft. Lauderdale, discuss impacts of weather changes and flooding on our area. Plant giveaway. Call 954-480-4495 or visit www.treezoo.com.

Car Wash and Historical Tours

Saturday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Historic Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Car wash sponsored by Junior Historical Society. Tours of the historic Butler House.

Sea of Jazz Fest

Saturday, Jan. 16, 7 to 11 p.m.

Pompano Beach Amphitheater

1801 NE 6 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Jazz lovers rejoice! Acts this evening include: Terrel Stafford, Dick Oattes, Randy Brecker Quintet with Ada Rovatti, Shelly Berg, Ken Peplowski, David Finck, Ernie Adams and Tim Horner. $23 to $53 at www.Ticketmaster.com, call 954-519-5500 or visit www.pompanobeacharts.org.

Deerfield Farmers Market – Grow Deerfield

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

Pioneer Park

217 NE 5 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free. Buy fresh vegetables, homemade foods, jellies, honey, pickles, dog treats, soaps, flowers and more!

Cool Wheels Car Show

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

Quiet Waters Park, Shelter #10

401 S. Powerline Road

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

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

Author Talk: Rose Doherty

Sunday, Jan. 17, 3 p.m.

Spanish River Library

1501 Spanish River Blvd.

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Free. Author Rose Doherty speaks about her book Katherine Gibbs: Beyond White Gloves. Doherty recounts her experiences at the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School and the influence of Gibbs on generations of businesswomen who began careers there. Call 561-807-7141.

Zonta Meeting and Lunch

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 11:45 networking, noon lunch

Duffy’s Sports Grill

401 N. Federal Hwy.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Guests welcome. Guest speaker Jayne Morrison will discuss serving in the military. RSVP to Ellen Vacirca, 561-368-2653 or ellenv806@bellsouth.net.

Relay for Life Fiesta

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m. to closing

Baja Cafe

1310 S. Federal Hwy.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Sponsored by Relay for Life Team Hillsboro. Come out and enjoy fun, raffles, prizes and great food and drinks. 15 percent of proceeds to benefit Relay for Life. Contact Lana Hazou, lhazou@gmail.com.

Taste of Lighthouse Point

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 6 to 9 p.m.

Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club

2701 NE 42 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

It’s that time again! The Taste of Lighthouse Point is here. Gather for an evening of wine, food and raffles to support the Lighthouse Point Chamber and the local community. Enjoy a wide variety of samples from over 25 local restaurants. Tickets are $50 in advance; $60 at door. Visit www.lhpchamber.com for information.

Deerfield Beach Island

Community Association Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m.

Community Presbyterian Church

Briggs Hall

1920 SE 5 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Featured speaker: Arilton Pavan from Dixie Divers. For information, contact Debby Hoffman at debbyhoffman@comcast.net.

Talk to the School District

Thursday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m.

Deerfield Beach High School

910 SW 15 St.

Deerfield Beach, 33441

Broward County Public Schools is holding its annual Conversation with the District, a town hall-style meeting to gain input and feedback from parents, students, staff and community members. Call Nadine Drew, 754-321-2300.

Murder Mystery Dinner

Friday, Jan. 22, 6 to 10:30 p.m.

Royal Fiesta Caterers

1680 SE 3 Ct.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Bobby Rodriguez Productions and the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce present “Death of a Blackheart”, a dinner murder mystery! Menu includes hors d’oeuvres, field greens, Chicken Francaise and Roast Sirloin Marsala, with green beans and potatoes, Red Velvet Cake. Cash bar. Register in advance at www.deerfieldchamber.com under Upcoming Events. $50 for Chamber members; $65 for non-members.

Save the Date!

26th Annual Nautical Flea Market

Saturday, Jan. 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 24, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pompano Beach Community Park

2001 NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Find hundreds of vendors with items both new and old for boating and diving. Clothing, marine surplus, anchors, moorings, arts and crafts, food at the Knotty Lounge, a kid zone and more. $5 per person, children under 12 free. Call 954-786-4111.

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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.

Little River Band, Ambrosia, Player

Friday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m.

Pompano Beach Amphitheatre “The Amp”

1801 NE 6 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Three great concerts for the price of one. Enjoy chart topping familiar hits of the late ‘70s to mid-‘80s. $45 – $75 per person. www.theamppompano.org.

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 fundsresearch, scholarships and job training for those affected by Autism. Entry $25 in advance; $35 at door. 305-305-0540.

Hillsboro Lighthouse tour

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

Alsdorf Park Dock

2974 NE 14 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Transportation is by boat. Must wear flat, closed shoes. Children must be 4 ft. tall to climb the tower. No pets. $25; free to HLPS members. 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. 954-974-6152. For Pet CPR or human CPR classes, call CPR Training 2 Go, 954-461-8203.

Coast Guard Safe Boating Course

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

Coast Guard HQ building

Spanish River Park

3939 N. Ocean Blvd.

Boca Raton, FL 33442

Certificate on class completion, plus Florida Boating ID card required for boaters under 26 years. Some insurers give discounts for course completion. Bring lunch. $35 per person. 561-391-3600.

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. More info.: http://morikami.org/cultural-programs/oshogatsu.

Deerfield Beach Orchid Society Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Woman’s Club of Deerfield Beach

910 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free. Sheldon Takasaki, a well-known breeder of beautiful Hawaiian orchid hybrids and species and owner of Carmela Orchids, Inc. in Hakalau, Hawaii, will be sharing his vast knowledge about orchids. Call 954-464-8996.

Save the Date:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Birthday Celebration

Friday, Jan. 15 to Monday, Jan. 18, 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 with a 2-mile long parade and awards ceremony.

Cool Wheels Car Show

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

Quiet Waters Park, Shelter #10

401 S. Powerline Road

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. www.yatc.com.

18th Annual Fashion Show Luncheon

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club

2701 NE 42 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Benefits NE Focal Point. $50 per person. 954-480-4460 for tickets and information.

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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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Holiday Buffet

Friday, Dec. 25, Noon to 5 p.m.

Deer Creek Grille

2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Start with chowder or salad and continue with options from the carving station and entrees served from silver chafing dishes. $24.95 adults; $11.95 children, plus 20 percent gratuity. See menu and more details in ad on Pg. 14. Reservations required: 954-421-5553.

Boxing Day Bash

Saturday, Dec. 26, 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.

Kingshead Pub

900 E. Atlantic Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The British American Chamber of Commerce holds their annual Boxing Day Bash, including appetizers and one complimentary drink. Members free; non-members $10. For more information, call 954-942-7330.

Backyard Garage Sale

Sunday, Dec. 27, 1 to 4 p.m.

Historical Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Deerfield Beach Historical Society’s “Christmas cleanup” garage sale! Gift basket drawing, food and beverages for sale, entertainment by It Takes Two. Gently-used household items, collectibles, toys and more. Vendor spaces cost $20; bring your own table. For more information, call 561-299-8684.

Horse Camp and Jr. Farmers Camp

Monday Dec. 28 through Wednesday, Dec. 30

Tradewinds Park & Stables

3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Horse camp for ages 9 to 16. $75 per day, includes instruction, riding and horse related activities from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Junior farmers camp, for ages 5 to 8, ($40 per session) includes introduction to basic farming techniques and barnyard animals. Two sessions daily 8:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Call 954-357-8870.

21st Holiday Fantasy of Lights

Nightly through Jan. 2, 6 to 10 p.m.

Tradewinds Park

3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek, FL 33073A favorite South Florida tradition! $15 per car; $40 per bus. A portion of proceeds benefits the Alzheimer’s Family Center. This year, plenty of old favorites mingle with exciting new light creations.

Save the Date: 3rd Annual Brandon’s 5K Run for Autism

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

Quiet Waters Park

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Entry $25 in advance; $35 at door. 5K event. Top three in each division receive medals. Event benefits the International Society for Autism, which funds research, scholarships and job training for those affected by Autism. For more information, call 305-305-0540.

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

$20 advance, $25 at gate. 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. Visit www.yatc.com.

NEW YEARS

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Pre-New Year’s Eve Party

City Pub

956 N. Federal Hwy.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Joe Kennedy Band at 8 p.m. Free champagne. Sliders. Giveaways. Call 954-427-8913.

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.

CEIZS Church

2205 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

9 p.m. Celebration worship service, special music and a dinner party.

Have more New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day events, let us know and we will add next week.

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Note: Dates and times may change. Contact venues to confirm.

LHP Garden Club Holiday Luncheon

Thursday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m.

Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club

2701 NE 42 St., Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Table Designs for the Holidays” presented by Inger Jones, NGC Accredited Flower Show Judge and Cindy Rieger, NGC Accredited Master Flower Show Judge. Bake sale and raffles. $30 per person. RSVP: 954-942-4957.

Winter Wonderland

Thursday, Dec. 17, 3 to 5 p.m.

Villages of Hillsboro Park

4111 NW 6 St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

An afternoon of wintery fun with two giant snow hills! Horse-drawn hayride, refreshments, holiday treats and a visit from Santa.

Celebrate the holidays with Harpist Lisa

Thursday, Dec.17, 5 p.m.

Percy White Library

837 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The Deerfield Beach Library offers holiday music performed by Harpist Lisa. Includes pop, Broadway, Top 10 hits and movie themes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Deerfield Beach Percy White Library.

Revival!

Thursday, Dec. 18 and Friday Dec. 19, 7 p.m.

First Zion Missionary Baptist Church

125 SW 1 Ct., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Reverend Toby Philpart, pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, will join us for revival and worship. Don’t miss this great man of God! Call 954-428-1550.

Mardi Gras Casino Night

Friday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m. bus departs

St. Ambrose Catholic Church Men’s Club

380 S. Federal Hwy., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Bus will leave St. Ambrose parking lot at 10 a.m. sharp. You must bring a Mardi Gras Casino Player’s Card, or your Drivers License or Passport. $15 per person. $5 free play. $3 food coupon. Call Jerry Mann, 954-856-6062, for info.

Community Christmas Dinner

Saturday, Dec. 19, noon

Masonic Delta Lodge #519

159 SW 1 Terr., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Open to the public. Free.

Snow Day

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2 to 9 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

445 SW 2 St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free. Activities and rides for all ages. Arts and crafts, raffles, live entertainment, special visit from Santa – small fee for Santa photos.

Boca Raton Boat Parade

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

Intracoastal Waterway

From C-15 canal (Delray/Boca line) to the Hillsboro Bridge.

Includes fireworks display with viewing areas at Red Reef Park and Silver Palm Park. Bridges at Spanish River Blvd., Palmetto Park Blvd. and Camino Real will each be open for 30 minutes as the boats pass.

Boca Raton Bowl

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 7 p.m.

FAU Stadium, FAU Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

This year, Temple University meets the University of Toledo. Boca singer/songwriter Kendra Erika will perform the National Anthem. Kickoff at 7 p.m. Game broadcast by ESPN. Tickets are available at www.espnevents.com/boca-raton-bowl/tickets/.

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Watch the Boat Parade LIVE on ObserverTV

Posted on 11 December 2015 by LeslieM

Tune in this Sunday evening, December 13th to watch the Pompano Beach Boat Parade LIVE on ObserverTV!

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Note: Dates and times may change. Contact venues to confirm.

Cocktails with Santa

Thursday, Dec. 10, 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Historic Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The Deerfield Historical Society invites you to join them for some holiday cheer. Music, food, beverages and Santa! $10.

Friends of the Arboretum

Thursday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.

Deerfield Beach Arboretum

Constitution Park

2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Free. Mike Purcell, superintendant of Parks and Recreation for Deerfield Beach, will talk about all the recreational opportunities offered in the city. Plant giveaway. For info., call 954-480-4495 or visit www.treezoo.com.

Youth Ministry Yard Sale

Friday, Dec. 11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday Dec. 12, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

First Christian Church

1960 NE 34 St.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

All monies raised will support Youth Ministry at First Christian Church Summer Camp Program, Furniture, bunk bed, electric hover-round, household items, clothes.

Movies in the Park: The Santa Clause

Friday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m.

Villages of Hillsboro Park

4111 NW 6 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Free. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs. Snacks and glow items available for purchase.

Scuba Santa Photos

Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aquatic Center

501 SE 6 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Rescheduled from last week. Have pictures taken underwater with Scuba Santa. Must be able to swim and hold your breath for at least 5 seconds. $5.

BYOD (Dog) to meet Santa

Saturday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pompano Citi Centre

1955 N. Federal Hwy.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Bring your furry friend and your camera for doggy fun and free photos with Santa. Pile o’snow, live performances, arts and crafts, games and more.

FHS Yard Sale

Saturday, Dec. 12, 8 a.m. to noon

Florida Humane Society

3870 Powerline Rd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33073

Gently used baby items, toys, clothing, household goods and more. For info., call 954-974-6152.

LHP DAR honors veterans

Saturday, Dec. 12, noon

Pompano City Cemetery

400 SE 23 Ave.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

The Lighthouse Point chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution is partnering with Wreaths Across America to honor fallen heroes and veterans. Fresh wreaths will be placed on veterans’ graves. To sponsor a wreath, call 954-614-1715.

Car Show and Grand Opening

Saturday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Java Express

10 SW 6 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Free — car show and grand opening of Java Express. All kinds of cars – antique, muscle, new, custom. DJ and music. Lunch specials and family fun. For info., call 561-704-0669.

Brown Ballerina Block Party

Saturday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m.

Ali Cultural Arts Center

353 MLK Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

$10, Pompano residents; $20, non-residents. Screening of film Brown Ballerina, appearances by film’s director and producer, live dance performances, live painting, poetry, music and more. For info., call 954-786-7824 or visit www.aliculturalarts.org.

Christmas Music Presentation

Sunday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m.

Community Presbyterian Church

1920 SE 5 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Featuring “A Christmas Rose” cantata, with local violinist Anne Allaire accompanying the Chancel Choir. Refreshments. For info., call 954-427-0222.

Holiday Pet Adoption Event

Sunday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Toyota of Deerfield Beach

1441 S. Federal Hwy.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Many adoptable pups — all shapes, sizes and breeds to choose from. Free food/drinks. For info., call 877-874-8290 or www.toyotaofdeerfield beach.com.

Pompano Holiday Boat Parade

Sunday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m.

Intracoastal Waterway in Pompano Beach

Free. Decorated and lighted boats cruise the Intracoastal Waterway in this favorite holiday event sponsored by the Pompano Chamber of Commerce. For info., call 954-941-2940.

The Nutcracker

Sunday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m.

Herb Skolnick Center

800 SW 36 Ave.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The Saladino Dance School presents seasonal dance favorite, The Nutcracker. Call for tickets, 561-251-8683.

Christmas Light Tours

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6 to 9 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

$5 adults, $2 kids 12 and under. Get into the glow of the holiday with this cruise through the Tradewinds Park Christmas Light Exhibit and tour of local neighborhoods.

Save the Date!: Mardi Gras Casino Night

Friday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m. bus departs

St. Ambrose Catholic Church Men’s Club

380 S. Federal Hwy.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

$15 per person. $5 free play. $3 food coupon. Bus will leave St. Ambrose parking lot at 10 a.m. sharp. You most bring a Mardi Gras Casino Player’s Card, or your Drivers License or Passport. Call Jerry Mann, 954-856-6062.

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