HAPPENINGS

Posted on 25 June 2015 by L.Moore

Splashtacular

Friday, June 26, 6 to 10 p.m.

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

Features games, movie, bounce house, prizes and splash time in the water playground. The fee is $6 per person (ages 12 months and under free); pre-registration is required. Also held July 10 and 24, and Aug. 7. For more information, call 954-357-5100.

Women’s Retreat: Upsy Daisy Relying on God to Lift Us Up

Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28

Comfort Inn Oceanside 50 Ocean Dr. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

For all women of the community. Sponsored by the Women’s Bible & Book Club of Trinity Church of Lighthouse Point. 3-day event is $75. For information, call 954-941-8033 or email info@trinitychurchlighthousepoint.com.

Fundraiser Yard Sale

Saturday, June 27, 8 a.m. to noon

First Christian Church Day School 1860 NE 39 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Vintage toys, books, clothes, desks and household items. Proceeds support non-profit licensed pre-school. For more information, call 954-942-2549.

Ham Radio Field Day

Saturday, June 27 & Sunday, June 28

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

Ham radio enthusiasts can join members of the Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association as they demonstrate their emergency communications skills by operating temporary amateur radio stations. FREE.

The Feast Day of St. Peter

Sunday, June 28, 10 a.m.

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

Holy Communion and free luncheon. All are welcome. 954-695-0336.

Dixie/ Swing Jazz session

Sunday, June 28, 1 to 4 p.m.

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

Presented by Hot Jazz & Alligator Gumbo Society, $10. For more info., call 954-563-5390 or visit www.hagsjazz.com.

Save the date: Avis turns 60

Fun*raiser to benefit honor flight

Friday, July 3, 5 p.m.

Muddy Waters 2237 W Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Come celebrate Avis Swenson turning 60 with a fun*raiser to benefit Honor Flight. First 60 people to attend and donate to Honor Flight will receive a free drink.

Zonta Festi-Fall seeks vendors

Zonta is holding their 3rd annual Festi-Fall at Emma Lou Olson Civic Center in Pompano Beach, Sept. 26. They are currently seeking vendors. Join the arts and crafts vendors, jewelry artists, bakers and more. For more information or to be a vendor, call 561-392-2223 or 561-482-8708. For more info on Zonta, visit www. zontadeerfieldbeach.org. Look for more details on the event closer to the date.

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Posted on 18 June 2015 by L.Moore

Audition for young singers

Saturday, June 20, 3 to 7 p.m.

Markee Studios 1700 S. Powerline Rd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Bring music or sing a capella for one minute, any musical genre. Open to underprivileged musically-talented children ages 4-16. Several children will be selected after their audition and will begin a 12-month journey receiving mentorship and lessons to ensure their musical talents continue to flourish and develop. This event by Little Dreams Foundation was created by legendary recording artist Phil Collins and his wife Orianne, who will be on the judging panel, along with son Nick Collins and musical director David Frangioni.

5th Annual Father’s Day Car Show

Sunday, June 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mizner Park 327 Plaza Real Boca Raton, FL 33432

More than 150 unique cars will be on display, from antiques and classics to street rods, sports cars and more. This show, brought by Russ G. Events, will include a family-friendly concert by FAU Summer Concert Band, led by Kyle Prescott and sponsored by the City of Boca Raton following at the amphitheater from 7 to 8:30 p.m. FREE. Bring chairs or blankets. Chairs also available to rent for $5. Food and beverages available for purchase. No coolers or alcoholic beverages permitted. Rain or shine. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. For more information, visit www.miznerpark.com or call 561-362-0606.

Card Party

Tuesday, June 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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. $4. Includes dessert and coffee. Call 561-479- 2002 for reservations.

HOA Board Certification Course

Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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

FREE. RSVP: seminars@KBRLegal.com or call 954- 928-0680.

Musical Sing-a-long

Tuesday, June 23, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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

Join Tamera Gregory as she takes you on a Musical Journey from past eras. For more information, call 954-480-4447.

Business Development Meet and Greet

Wednesday, June 24, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) 41 NE 1 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Meet new Business Development Specialist and General Services Department staff. Held to encourage participation of local and small business enterprises in the central procurement activities of the City. Staff will be on-hand to discuss and assist in vendor registration, City bid opportunities, solicitation document training and answer general procurement questions. Casual. RSVP: 954-786-4098.

Women’s Retreat: Upsy Daisy Relying on God to Lift Us Up

Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28

Comfort Inn Oceanside 50 Ocean Dr. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

For all women of the community. Sponsored by the Women’s Bible & Book Club of Trinity Church of Lighthouse Point. 3-day event is $75. For information, call 954-941-8033 or email info@trinitychurchlighthousepoint.com.

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Posted on 11 June 2015 by L.Moore

1st Annual DB Summer Music Festival

Saturday, June 13, 1 to 8 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex 445 SW 4 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Enjoy music, food, cold beverages (available for purchase), crafts and more. Kid’s zone, presented by Storm Tight Windows, includes waterslides, bounce houses, face painter and balloon artist! Complimentary shuttle service available from The Cove Shopping Center from noon to 9 p.m. For more information, call 954-480-4429 or visit www.deerfield-beach.com/smf.

Pancake breakfast

Sunday, June 14, 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. For information, call 954-255-3130.

Business Expo

Tuesday, June 16, 5 to 8 p.m.

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

Hosted by the Greater Pompano Chamber of Commerce. This is the time to network and show off your products and services to potential customers. Tables are $125 for Chamber members, $200 for non-members. Residents can attend for free. Raffles, refreshments and more.

For more information, call 954-941-2940 or visit www.pompanobeachchamber.com.

Women’s Retreat: Upsy Daisy Relying on God to Lift Us Up

Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28

Comfort Inn Oceanside 50 Ocean Dr. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

For all women of the community. Sponsored by the Women’s Bible & Book Club of Trinity Church of Lighthouse Point. For additional information, contact Trinity United Methodist Church by phone at 954- 941-8033 or email info@trinitychurchlighthousepoint.com.

Summer Horse Camps

Tradewinds Park & Stables 3600 W. Sample Rd. Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Trotters Mini-Camp – June 15-16, 17-18, 22-23, 24-25 – Two-day sessions. Includes beginning riding instruction, riding time, grooming, and saddling, plus activities/games and horse care/maintenance. $150. Limit: 12 campers/session.

Trailblazers Week Camp – July 6-9, 13-16. 20-23 – Four-day sessions. Includes the above, plus intermediate riding instruction and tack/equipment. $300. Limit: 12 campers/session.

Horsemasters Advanced Camp – Aug. 3-6, 10-13 – Four-day sessions. Includes the above, plus introduction to English riding and advanced riding instruction. $400. Limit: 10 campers/session. Prerequisite: Trailblazers Camp.

The camps, for ages 9 through 16, provide opportunities for kids to get real experience caring for horses on a daily basis. There is also riding instruction (weather permitting) and instruction in other horse-related areas, as well as other activities.

The camps run, rain or shine, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All campers must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Participants should also bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a towel. Students must bring their own snacks and lunches. Space is limited and pre-registration required. For more information, call 954-357-8870.

Raiders Tackle Football Registration starts

Monday, June 15

Volunteer coaches needed. Call 954-480-4426.

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Posted on 04 June 2015 by L.Moore

National Donut Day

Friday, June 5

Dunkin’ Donuts will commemorate the holiday by offering guests a free donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage. The offer is good all day on June 5 at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.

Dive In Movies: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Friday, June 5, 8 p.m.

Houston Sworn Pool 901 NW 10 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Dip in the pool while you enjoy a featured movie. Free. Snacks and refreshments available. Get there early and get your photo taken with real mermaids! For more information, call 954-786-4111 or visit www.pompanobeachfl.gov.

Splashtacular

Friday, June 5, 6 to 9 p.m.

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

Carnival/circus-themed event. Activities include splash time, a bounce house, games, free popcorn and prizes. Tickets are $6/person (children 12 months and under are admitted free). For all ages. 954-357-5100.

Golf Tournament

Saturday, June 6, 8 a.m.

Crystal Lake Golf Club 3810 Crystal Lake Dr. Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Hosted by The City of Deerfield Beach and Broward Sheriff’s Office. Benefits the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which supports the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. For more information, see pg. 5 or call 954-480-4429.

About Boating Safely

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

Spanish River Park, HQ building 3939 N. Ocean Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33431

Everyone who completes the class is given a certificate and will be sent a Florida Boating ID card, which is required for boaters under 26 years. Topics include boating terminology, boat handling, navigation rules, aids to navigation, federal and Florida regulations, safety equipment and more. $35. Bring lunch. For pre-registration or information about upcoming classes, call 561-391-3600 and leave a brief message for a call back.

Day of Hope

Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Free face painting, kids’ fitness boot camp by Pompano Fitness, a special appearance by Chuck E. Cheese and a bungee trampoline. Kids can create luminaries for Relay for Life of Pompano Beach teams, carousel rides for $1, raffle prizes and more. Benefits American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Pompano Beach. Hope Bracelets will be sold as well and special same-day discounts will be available at some stores. For more information, call 954-943-4683 or visit www.pompanociticentre.com.

In Honor of D-Day

Saturday, June 6, 2 p.m.

Parish Hall, St. Martin Episcopal Church 140 SE 28 Ave. (Atlantic Blvd. & the Intracoastal Waterway) Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Documentary film Silver Wings/ Flying Dreams: The Complete Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots to be shown. Held by The Florida State Society and The Lighthouse Point Chapter. Meet Director Bill Suchy. Reception to Follow. Free, but goodwill offering to help veterans appreciated. Also collecting for Wreaths Across America. For info., call 754-224-9447 or embrauer@bellsouth.net.

Hillsboro Lighthouse Tour

Sunday, June 7, 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Alsdorf Park 2974 NE 14 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Transportation is only by boat from Alsdorf Park. Tours run hourly. $25 per person, free for HLPS members. Must wear fl at 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 in.” (4 ft.) tall to climb the tower. No pets allowed. The Hillsboro Lighthouse is open for public tours one day each month. For a list of 2015 tour dates and shuttle launch locations, visit www.hillsborolighthouse.org/tours.

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Posted on 28 May 2015 by L.Moore

Burger Challenge Launch Party

Thursday, May 28, 6 to 10 p.m.

Burger Craze 2096 NE 2 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Celebrate National Burger Day! Watch as local teams compete to “defeat the meat” in an 8 lb. Burger Challenge, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Enter yourself and one partner to participate. Free to attend; $40 to participate in the Challenge. Call 561-750-3500 or visit www.burger-craze.com.

Awesome 80’s Party

Friday, May 29, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)

Pompano Beach Amphitheater 1806 NE 6 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Evening begins with DJ spinning on stage. At 7:30 p.m., listen to Morris Day and The Time. Morris Day worked with Prince and The Time is known for such hip anthems as “Jungle Love” and “The Bird.” At 9:15 p.m., Cameo, known for songs like “Word Up!” plays its Top 40 funk. Tickets start at $30. Info: www.pompanobeacharts.org.

Making Healthy Choices

Friday, May 29, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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

Walgreens will give a presentation on making healthy choices. There will be prizes, games, trivia and giveaways. For more information, call 954-480-4447 or email tsutton@deerfield-beach.com.

3rd Annual Youth Extreme Aquathon

Saturday, May 30, 8:30 a.m.

Deerfield Beach Middle School Athletic Complex 501 SE 6 Ave. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The Youth Extreme Aquathon is a 1/2 mile run, 50 yard swim followed by another 1/2 mile run. Throughout the race course, participants will run, jump, swim, crawl and hurdle through multiple obstacles! The first race will begin at 8:30 am for participants, ages 7-9. The second race will follow at 9 a.m., for ages 10-12. The final race will begin at 9:20 a.m. for ages 13-15. Registration is $20 with limited space available. All participants will receive a complimentary T-shirt. Medals given to the Top 3 male and female finishers for each age division. For information, call 954-480-4426.

CultureFest Summer Kickoff

Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pioneer Park 217 NE 5 Ave. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Games, food, prizes, music & more in this community multi-cultural festival. Culturefest supports Deerfield Beach Historical Society and Salvation Army. (If you bring used clothing, a truck will be on-site from Salvation Army to pick up).

Hillary for America Kickoff

Tuesday, June 2, 7 p.m.

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

Join the North Broward Democratic Club, Democratic Women’s Club of NE Broward, Go-Go Democrats and supporters for a kickoff of the Hillary For America campaign in east Broward County. Hillary for America Field Organizer Sandy Ducane will explain how to come together and be a part of the grassroots team. Info: 954-783-8232, jgoodwinNBDC@gmail.com.

Job Fair

Wednesday, June 3, 5 to 7 p.m.

Central City Campus, second floor 401 SW 4 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Presented by Butters Construction, the fair is specifically for the construction trades and will consist of 10-15 companies eager to meet participants and learn more about their skill sets and the companies they currently work with. Bring resume. In addition, The Observer which is also seeking several positions see (pg. 18) will be in attendance. For more on job fair, see (pg. 3)

Deerfield Wine & Food Festival

Saturday, May 30, 1 to 9 p.m.

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

For the 5th year in a row, this Blue Wave Affair has come to town. This year, they are making it a more family friendly get together, adding a Kidz Zone and a lower price for adults. The foodie family will still enjoy plenty of tastings, as well as wines and craft beers. Gourmands will love the live cooking demonstrations, farmers market, on-site wine store, and business and retail shopping bazaar. Guests can get into the groove to Live Entertainment at the Main Entertainment Stage & Lounge. Proceeds benefit PROPEL. Advance: $15 adults, $7 kids (5 and under FREE); Day-of: $25 adults, $10 kids (5 and under FREE). www.deerfieldbeachwineandfoodfestival.com.

Youth Soccer League

Kids ages 7 to 12 can join in the fun at Quiet Waters Athletic Park June 1 to Aug. 29. Ages 7 to 9 play Monday, Wednesday and Saturday & ages 10 to 12 play Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Evaluations for ages 10 to 12 only are on May 30 at 9 a.m. $60 resident, $70 non-resident. To register, visit www.deerfield-beach.com/registration or call 954-480-4426.

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Posted on 21 May 2015 by L.Moore

AARP Driver Safety Program

Thursday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Save money, earn a discount on your car insurance and update your driving skills! 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 member). Space is limited and reservations are required; call 954-480-4447 or email tsutton@deerfield-beach.com.

Food Giveaway

Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m. to noon

First Zion Missionary Baptist Church 125 SW 1 Ct. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Please bring own bag/box. Presented by The Wayne Barton Food Ministry. 954-428-1550.

Life Skills & Football Camp

Saturday, May 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Minnesota Vikings linebacker and Pompano Beach native Henri Crockett will host a USA Football FUNdamentals clinic for children ages 6-16. The free, one-day clinic is designed to introduce children to football by teaching basic skills in a fun and energetic environment and is supported through a grant from the NFL Foundation. FUNdamentals incorporates a series of drills to teach passing, catching and running skills in a non-contact setting. All skills and drills selected are based on USA Football’s Player Progression Development Model, ensuring children are learning in an age-appropriate manner, based on their cognitive and physical maturity. Registration is available at www.usafootball.com/fun.

Open Clay Sculpture

Monday, May 25, 9 a.m. to noon

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

Persons over 60 years of age are invited to join and learn from instructor Patricia Shea. Fee is cost of supplies. Classes are held every Monday. All levels welcome. Call 954-480-4447 or email tsutton@deerfield-beach.com for more information.

Quit Smoking

Tuesday, May 26, 1 to 2 p.m.

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

6-week Tobacco Cessation Program meets every Tuesday through June 30. To register or for more information, contact Nova Southeastern University at 954-262-1580. Save the date:

Deerfield Wine & Food Festival

Saturday, May 30, 1 to 9 p.m.

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

For the 5th year in a row, this Blue Wave Affair has come to town. This year, they are making it a more family-friendly get together, adding a Kidz Zone and a lower price for adults. The foodie family will still enjoy plenty of tastings, as well as wines and craft beers. Gourmands will love the live cooking demonstrations, farmers market, on-site wine store, and business and retail shopping bazaar. Guests can get into the groove to live entertainment at the Main Entertainment Stage & Lounge. Proceeds benefit PROPEL. Advance: $15 adults, $7 kids (5 and under FREE); Day-of: $25 adults, $10 kids (5 and under FREE). www.deerfieldbeachwineandfoodfestival.com.

MEMORIAL DAY HAPPENINGS

DEERFIELD BEACH

Sunday, May 24, 12 to 2 p.m.

Butler House, 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd. honors all veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice. Flag Folding Ceremony, Presentation of Ceremonial Wreath, Speeches, Salute to Fallen Comrades, Bagpipers, food and more.

Monday, May 25

Deerfield Beach American Legion Posts #162 and #287 have organized three Memorial Day events to take place on Memorial Day, May 25:

10 a.m. – Pineview Cemetery, 400 SW 4 St.

10:30 a.m. – Pioneer Memorial Park Cemetery, 380 NE 6 Ave.

11:15 a.m. – International Fishing Pier, 200 NE 21 Ave.

Prayers service and 21-gun salute to be held at all three locations.

For more information, call 954-421-6097.

Pompano Beach

Monday, May 25

9 a.m. – Memorial Westview Cemetery 2100 W. Copans Rd. Pompano Beach, FL 33069

11 a.m. – Memorial Pompano Beach Cemetery 400 SE 23 Ave. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

A tribute to those who gave their lives for freedom. Join Pompano Beach Community to honor our men and women, our war dead and P.O.W.’s and M.I.A.’s.

Boca Raton

Monday, May 25

9 a.m. – Commemorative Ceremony

Boca Raton Cemetery 449 SW 4 Ave. Boca Raton, FL 33432

In remembrance of ALL military personnel who died in service to the United States of America. Featuring Veteran Groups, City Officials, music by Ft. Lauderdale Highlanders, Boca Raton Community High School Band, drills by Boca Raton Community High School NJROTC and the Boca Raton Police & Fire Honor Guard. Free. Info: 561-393-7995

7 p.m. – Concert

Mizner Park Amphitheater 590 Plaza Real Boca Raton, Fl 33432

Free concert – An American Tribute by New Gardens Band. It is a full concert under the direction of Owen Seward. Blankets and chairs are welcome, and chairs will also be available to rent for $2. The event is rain or shine. Info: 561-393-7995

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Posted on 14 May 2015 by L.Moore

Cocktails & Canvases

Thursday, May 14, 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

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

An instructor will be leading a “May Flowers” canvas painting activity in a fun, outdoor setting. $10. Admission includes one complimentary beer or glass of wine provided by Amato’s Italian Grill, paint instruction, light food samplings from Pompano Citi Centre restaurants and live entertainment. (Valid ID will be needed at check-in for alcohol consumption.) Two painting sessions (6:30 and 7:30 p.m.). Each session will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, participants who purchase their tickets online will have the opportunity to reserve a session. For tickets, call 954-943-4683 or visit www.pompanociticentre.com

DB Elementary 3rd Annual Silent Auction

Friday, May 15, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Deerfield Beach Elementary 650 NE 1 St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

All Proceeds to Deerfield Beach Elementary. 954-778-5700.

12th Annual MadHatter’s Tea Luncheon

Saturday, May 16, 11:30 a.m.

DoubleTree by Hilton 100 Fairway Dr. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Honoree and Speaker: State Senator Maria Sachs. Luncheon tickets: $50. RSVP: 954-942-8711 or maggie_davidson@comcast.net.

7th Annual Exchange Club Charity Benefit Classic Car Show

Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Registration, 8 a.m.)

Shoppes at Beacon Light 2400 N Federal Hwy. Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Hosted by The Exchange Club of Pompano Beach. Awards go out to the Top 50 entries. FREE. Meet and greet with Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Flat screen TV and 50/50 raffle, live music, food and other entertainment. Proceeds go to children’s charities, such as the Broward Children’s Center and the Children’s Healing Institute. $20. To pre-register for the event, go to www.jumpinjackproductions.com.

Armed Forces Day event

Saturday, May 16, 8 a.m.

Duffy’s Sports Grill 401 N. Federal Hwy. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free breakfast for vets. $15 for all others. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus at St. Joan of Arc. Speaker: Robert Chelberg, retired army 3-star Lt. General. Reservations required. Call Bob at 561-716-6070.

George Washington’s mysterious letter

Saturday, May 16, 2 p.m.

Horizon Club auditorium 1208 S. Military Tr. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Did you know that George Washington wrote a letter asking for tolerance for the Jews back in 1790? According to The Jewish Daily Forward, that piece of history went missing but was eventually found in an art storage facility in an industrial park in Maryland. The letter is owned now by the Morris Morgenstern Foundation and has been on loan to the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington D.C. Now, a copy of that important document will be read to those in attendance at a special event this Saturday. The Club’s Executive Director, Mary Beth Rutenis, will emcee and resident Al Sher will tell Washington’s story. A lively discussion is sure to ensue. For those who would like to attend, call Danielle in the marketing department at 954-481-2304. .

Island Paws Rescue’s 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m. (registration)

Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course 1101 N. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Enjoy golf while helping animals in need. Participants will also be able to enter various athletic pursuits, including longest drive, horseshoes and closest-to-the-pin contests. Awards ceremony and after-party held at Galuppi’s Restaurant. Proceeds support Island Paws Rescue’s mission of saving the lives of stray dogs and cats throughout South Florida and from the island of Bimini through sterilization, adoption and education. $125 per golfer, $500 for a team of four. For more information, call 954-661-3899, email info@islandpawsrescue.org or visit

www.islandpawsrescue.org.

Undy Run/Walk

Saturday, May 16, 7:30 a.m. (registration)

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

Family and dog friendly 5k race that raises awareness and funds for colon cancer awareness and prevention. For information, call 202-628-0123.

Pancake breakfast

Sunday, May 17, 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. For information, call 954-255-3130.

Fair Housing Act Seminar

Tuesday, May 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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

Free. RSVP: seminars@KBRLegal.com or call 954-928-0680.

Deerfi eld Beach Woman’s Club meets

Wednesday, May 20, 7 p.m.

910 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

For more information, visit www.DBWC.org.

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Posted on 07 May 2015 by L.Moore

64th Annual National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 7, noon to 1 p.m.

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

People of all faiths can come together in prayer.

Rotary Scholarship Golf Tournament

Friday, May 8, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Deer Creek Golf Club 2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

6:30 a.m. — Registration begins; 12:30 p.m. — Lunch & awards presentation. Hosted by The Deerfield Beach Rotary Club. Proceeds to Benefit Rotary Club Charities and Student Scholarships. For more information, call 954-610-3123. www. deerfieldrotarygolf.com.

Sushi & Stroll-Summer Walk Series

Friday, May 8, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens 4000 Morikami Park Rd. Delray Beach, FL 33446

Walk through tranquil gardens, enjoy Taiko drumming, try some ethnic cuisine. $8 adults, $6 children (4-10). Museum members and children 3 and under FREE; $2 for taiko performance (optional). Reservations not required. Food and drink not included. 561-495-0233, www.morikami.org.

Mother’s Day Weekend at Butterfly World

Saturday, May 9 & Sunday, May 10

Tradewinds Park South 3600 W. Sample Rd. Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Have a fun day with mom filled with live butterflies, lorikeets, botanical gardens, aviaries and more. Moms pay only $10 per day. No coupons or additional discounts will be usable. Regular admission rates apply to other members of party. Tradewinds Park weekend gate fee will be in effect $1.50 per person. Info: www.ButterflyWorld.com.

It’s a Dog’s Life

Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

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

Dog show includes all-you-can-eat buffet; dog contests. $25 adults; $12 kids (10 and under). Proceeds help abandoned dogs. Info: 954-727-9977.

Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club meets

Wednesday, May 13, 11:30 a.m.

City Fish Market 7940 Glades Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33434

Guest speaker: Florida Atlantic University President John W. Kelly. $35 for members in advance, $40 at door; $35 for first time guests, $50 second time guests. R.S.V.P: 561-852- 0000 or www.goldcoasttigerbayclub.com.

Save the date: Night Out: Cocktails & Canvases

Thursday, May 14, 6 to 9 p.m.

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

In courtyard, learn to paint, have a cocktail and try some food samples while enjoying live entertainment. Limited space. Call 954-943-4683 or visit www.pompanociticentre.com.

Hillsboro Lighthouse tour

Saturday, May 9, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (hourly)

Park at Pompano Beach Oceanside parking lot (across from the Sands Harbor Resort & Marina), 125 N. Riverside Drive. Proceed to the Sands Harbor Resort & Marina dock and look for the HLPS Lighthouse tour table. Tour is accessible only by boat. $25 per person, free for HLPS members. This tour will include lighthouse lens cleaning in morning allowing rare chance to enter the usually-locked lens area (work will be completed by noon). Must wear fl at shoes with rubber soles and closed toes. No sandals, flip-fl ops, or heels. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be a minimum of 48” in. (4 ft.) tall to climb the tower. No pets allowed. For a list of 2015 tour dates, visit www.hillsborolighthouse.org/tours.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Saturday, May 9

Don’t forget to leave a bag of non-perishable items in a bag for your letter carrier to pick up by your mail box. Food items benefit the needy in our community. www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive.

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3rd Annual Destination Graduation

Thursday, April 30, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Royal Fiesta 1680 SE 3 Ct. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Held by The Deerfield Beach Housing Authority (DBHA). Keynote Speaker will be former educator and broadcaster, Gregory Burton. DBHA will be honoring its graduating seniors who have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and above. Event rewards hard-working students who live in Section 8 public housing and low-income housing by helping them with graduation costs, including cap and gown rental, and yearbooks. For those students with 4.0 GPA and higher, they will pay for their class rings.

First Baptist of Pompano Anniversary

Saturday, May 2 & Sunday, May 3

First Baptist Church of Pompano Beach 138 NE 1 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Celebrate this momentous occasion. The church is 100 years old. Call for details: 954-745-6100.

Open house

Sunday, May 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We Love Dogs 5821 NE 14 Ave. Pompano Beach, 33334

Free fun for you and your dog at this air conditioned positive training facility. Games, demos, giveaways, CGC Testing. 954-328-0864.

Save the date: Rotary Scholarship Golf Tournament

Friday, May 8, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Deer Creek Golf Club 2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

6:30 a.m. — Registration begins; 12:30 p.m. — Lunch & awards presentation. Hosted by The Deerfield Beach Rotary Club. Proceeds to Benefit Rotary Club Charities and Student Scholarships. For more information, call 954-610-3123. www.deerfieldrotarygolf.com.

Sun Fest is here

That musical extravaganza known as Sun Fest has begun and will run through May 3 in West Palm Beach. With musical acts from Stone Temple Pilots and Sammy Hagar to Fall Out Boy and Paramore, and much more, they have something for everyone. Plus, there is food and other vendors to explore, and a juried arts & crafts show. Get all the details at www.sunfest.com. Tickets are cheaper if you buy ahead!

Seeking auction items

Deerfield Beach Elementary PTA is seeking auction items for their upcoming 3rd annual silent auction, which will be held May 15 at the school. Proceeds benefit the school. If you have something you want to donate, call 954-778-5700.

Judaism decoded

New course on The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition begins at the Chabad of East Boca (120 NE 1 Ave., Boca Raton, FL 33432) on May 5. This six-week class, which is held at 7:30 p.m. is an examination of Talmudic methodology, including questions about nature and legitimacy of rabbinic law and how Jewish tradition reacts to new circumstances and modern-day dilemmas. The course is conducted by Rabbi Ruvi New of Chabad of East Boca. People of all levels of knowledge able to attend.. Attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple or other house of worship. 561-394- 9770 or www.chabadbocabeaches.com.

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DBICA meeting

Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m.

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

Guest speaker: Jim “Chiefy” Mathie. Topics include: Nautical Destination Plan, “Nautical Views,” City ofDeerfield Beach Hot Spots, Fox Sports “Anglers and Appetites” show. www.DBICA.net.

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26

Pompano Beach Fishing Pier, 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Fun, food and music on the beach. Hours: April 24, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; April 25, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and April 26, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets: $15; children 12 and under are free. See Pg. 1 & 7 for more info.

Spring Yard & Plant Sale

Friday, April 24, 8 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

First Christian Church Day School, Church Fellowship Hall, 1860 NE 39 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Plants grown by the children will be for sale. Vintage toys, books, clothes and household items in the school’s Natural Environment Play Yard.

The Forgiven

Saturday, April 25, 2 to 6 p.m.

Church of the Living God, 176 SW 6 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free Event hosted by Pastor, Elder Dennis Fulmore. Featuring music by: T-Dogg and local Choirs. Raffles, Bounce House, Horseshoes. Food, drinks available for purchase. 954-478-9890.

Annual backyard ‘garage’ sale”

Sunday, April 26, noon to 5 p.m.

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

Join community garage sale by bringing your own stuff to sell (pay only $20 for table and two chairs) or come to find some good deals and buy! Proceeds benefit Deerfield Beach Historical Society. Anyone interested in being a seller may call 561-299-8684 or email elilly707@aol.com for information. Free guided tours of Historic Butler House at various times during the afternoon. Gift basket drawing. Live musical entertainment.

Dixieland Jazz

Sunday, April 26 1to 4 p.m.

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

Presented by Hot Jazz & Alligator Gumbo Society, $10. For info, call 954-563-5390.

Mission conference

Sunday, April 26, 10 a.m.

Community Presbyterian Church, 1920 SE 5 St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

130 staff and pastors will come together for training, fellowship and prayer. Community invited. Praying Pelican Missions, an international short-term missions organization, annual conference is April 20-26. Their goal is to build partnerships between churches across the globe. Parking is complimentary. www.communitych.org or 954-427-0222 for more information.

113th Anniversary

Sunday, April 26, 3:30 p.m.

First Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 125 SW 1 Ct., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Guest speaker: Rev. Samuel Reed, pastor of New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Boynton Beach. 954-428-1550.

Card party

Tuesday, April 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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. Cost is $4, which includes dessert and coffee. Call 561-479-2002 for reservations.

Library Grand Opening

Wednesday, April 29, 10 a.m.

3250 NE 2 St., Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Includes ribbon cutting ceremony with the Pompano Beach City Commission and Broward County Commission. Refreshments served. The 5,400 sq. ft. library, within steps from the beach, features a 1,000 sq. ft. meeting room and a veranda with outdoor seating overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. For more information call 954-786-7824.

Save the date: Rotary Golf Tournament

Friday, May 8, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Deer Creek Golf Club, 2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Registration at 6:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. — Lunch and Awards. For more information, call 954-610-3123. www.deerfieldrotarygolf.com.

Sunfest

That musical extravaganza known as Sun Fest is coming soon to West Palm Beach April 29 to May 3. With musical acts from Stone Temple Pilots and Sammy Hagar to Fall Out Boy and Paramore, and much more, they have something for everyone. Plus, there is food and other vendors to explore, and a juried arts & crafts show. Get all the details at www.sunfest.com. Tickets are cheaper if you buy ahead!

Whole Foods helps Exchange Club

On April 29, the Whole Foods in Pompano Beach (2411 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33062) will be giving back to the Exchange Club 5 percent of their daily sales for the Club’s support in the prevention of child abuse through the Children’s Healing Institute in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. For more information, call 954-782-1864.

Next Level Success Summit 2015

Powerhouse female entrepreneurs Lucinda Cross, Janell Hazelwood and Minista Jazz are headlining an all-day business conference in Fort Lauderdale on June 6, 2015. The event is focused on helping women entrepreneurs step out of their 9-5 and into the world of full-time CEO. The conference, designed to help women create a lifestyle business they love, will send attendees home with the tools, resources, strategies and connections needed to grow their businesses faster so they can finally leave their job. Held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1100 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, the conference is an all-day event. Three attendees will win $250 business investment grants. Tickets are $97 and can be purchased at: www.nextlevelsuccesssummit.com/. Call 954-417-5496 with any questions.

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