HAPPENINGS

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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Posted on 30 April 2015 by L.Moore

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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Posted on 23 April 2015 by L.Moore

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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Posted on 21 April 2015 by L.Moore

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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Posted on 16 April 2015 by L.Moore

Plant sale

Saturday April 18, 9 a.m. (starts)

The Deerfield Beach Arboretum 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

In addition to plants grown at the Arboretum, there will be several local growers offering their prettiest and healthiest plants. So, if you’re looking for flowering shrubs, palms, orchids, fruit trees and/ or landscape plants, be there early for the best selection. Tell your friends and neighbors. 954-480 4494.

Amazonia Vocal Ensemble

Saturday, April 18, 7 p.m.

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

Latin American choral music. $10 per person. 954-786-4590.

Relay For Life

Saturday, April 18, 5 p.m. to Sunday, April 19, 7 a.m.

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

At this 14th annual event people will take a stand against cancer by walking night long, camping out, enjoying live entertainment and fellowship. Survivors will be honored, and money raised will help the American Cancer Society to provide better testing and treatments, more prevention and, hopefully, eventually, a cure. Last year, this local branch of Relay for Life was ranked No. 20 in the state and raised over $135,000. For more information, call 954-242-5485 or visit relayforlife.org/dblpfl .

Pancake breakfast

Sunday, April 19, 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.

Cuisine of the Region

Wednesday, April 22, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Hillsboro Club 901 Hillsboro Mile Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062

Enjoy the cuisine of local restaurants, delicious desserts and wine and support the important work NEFocal Point provides in our community. See more, pg. 4.

N.Broward Democratic Club April meets

Wednesday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.

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

Free, open to public. Speaker: Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, about three ongoing BSO Initiatives: Civil Citation, Diversity and Violent Crime Reduction. Light refreshments served. 954-783-8232.

Save the date: DBICA meets

Thursday, April 23, 7 pm.

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

For more information, visit www.DBICA.net.

Pet CPR & First Aid program

Thursday, April 23, 6 p.m.

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

Four-hour class. Also held May 9, 11a.m.; May 31, 11 a.m. Must register through www.PetTech.net and pay ahead. Space is limited. Dress comfortably. Bring an item to donate. Check the list of needed items at www.FloridaHumaneSociety.org. For information about class, call 954-461-8203.

Hillsboro Lighthouse tour

Saturday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (hourly)

Visitors should park in the Pompano Beach Oceanside parking lot across from the Sands Harbor Resort & Marina at 125 N. Riverside Drive. Proceed to the Sands Harbor Resort & Marina dock and look for the HLPS Lighthouse tour table. Transportation is only by boat from the Sands Harbor Resort & Marina. $25 per person, or free for HLPS members. Annual HLPS dues are $25 for Individual membership, $50 for Families and $100 for Businesses or Organizations.

In order to climb the Lighthouse, visitors must have fl at shoes with rubber soles and closed toes. No sandals, flip-fl ops or shoes with heels are allowed inside. 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.

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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Friends of the DB Arboretum

Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m.

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

Speaker: Irina Kim-Sang, managing partner, Miami Vertical Gardens. Her company creates vertical gardens on indoor/ outdoor walls. Learn how you can too. Plant giveaway. Light refreshments served. Free, open to public. 954-480-4495, www.treezoo.com.

Girls Night Out: Get Pampered

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

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

$12 per person. Admission includes manicures, hair curling or ironing; makeup tutorials and five-minute massages. Complimentary beer or glass of wine courtesy of Amato’s Italian Grill, and light food samplings from Pompano Citi Centre’s restaurants. 954-943-4683 or visit www.PompanoCitiCentre. com.

Relay For Life at Mississippi Sweets

Thursday, April 9, 5 – 8 p.m.

Mississippi Sweets 123-7 NE 20 Ave. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Benefits Relay For Life (held April 18-19) Awesome raffle baskets, 50/50, fun & games with prizes, $5 donation gets you FREE drink and raffle ticket! Parking validated for hour. 954-421-2210, relayforlife.org/dblpfl .

8th Annual Surfers for Autism

Friday, April 10 to Sunday, April 12

South side of Deerfield Pier Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Children and young adults with autism and related developmental delays spend the day being guided into waves by expert instructors. See more pg. 1.

Grill-n-Chill

Friday, April 10, 6 to 8 p.m.

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

Hot dogs, chips, drinks and ice cream available for purchase in the parking lot and spring book fair held in Fellowship Hall. 954-941-8033.

Night of Hope

Friday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.

Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort, Royal Palm Room 2096 NE 2 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Fundraising Feast presented by Cafe Med Ristorante. Unique international tasting tour celebrating food and wine pairings with Executive Chef Tulio, cooking live. Silent auction, speakers and live entertainment. $200. Benefits Jordan Porco Foundation, a 501(c)(3) founded by Ernie Porco in memory of his late son, Jordan Matthew Porco, who died by suicide. Advance RSVP required: e-mail events@thegabgroup.com or call 561-750-3500. www.rememberingjordan.org.

Earth Day event

Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Celebrate Mother Earth. $1 per individual; 25 tickets for $20. Games and crafts, bounce houses, live entertainment, hay rides, food trucks, model steam train rides, farm tours and demonstrations, 4-H educational activities and pony rides. Florida Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists onsite sharing information on landscaping and wildlife, respectively. Gate fee applies: $1.50 per person; children under 5 free. 954-357-8870

Pompano Beach Garden Club

Monday, April 13, 12:30 pm.

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

The program “Desert Roses in Xeriscaping” will be presented by Robert McKee. He is the owner of Lucky Sumo Sanctuary. Refreshments served. Info: 954-943-0029.

Deerfield Beach Orchid Society

Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 pm SHARP

Women’s Club of Deerfield Beach 910 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Speaker: Dr. Brian Monk, on Tolumnia Oncidium miniatures. Guests welcome. No charge to visit the first two times; after that, annual membership fee. www.deerfieldbeachorchidsociety. org.

Senior IB Art Show

Tues. April 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Deerfield Beach High 910 SW 15 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33064

Victoria Englehart’s IB art students show off their artwork in this annual event.

Democratic Women’s Club of NE Broward meets

Wednesday, April 15, 7 p.m.

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

Speaker: Linda Geller-Schwartz, director, National Council of Jewish Women, Palm Beach Section, on Human Trafficking and the Trafficked Teens Project. Refreshments served. Free and open to the public. Info.: 954-942-8711.

Great American Cleanup

The Great American Cleanup, which is a Keep America Beautiful program, is the largest ongoing litter collection event in the country! It’s very easy – just organize your group, pick a date through April 17, select a public location, pick up your supplies from the City, and get busy!

Register at www.Deerfield-Beach.com/GreenEarth- Fest or call 954-480-1425.

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Oklahoma

Saturday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.

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

Come see this classic musical, which runs April 2 through 26. This was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration and ran on Broadway for an unprecedented 2,212 performances, ushering in the Golden Age of American musical theatre. Tickets are $63-$80. For more information, call 561-995- 2333 or visit www.thewick.org.

FL State Jr. Olympics Boxing Tournament

Saturday, April 4, noon

Deerfield Beach High School 901 SW 15 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Benefi ts BSO/ Deerfield PAL. For information See pg. 5 or 11, call 954-778-0174 or 954-854-8084.

AAUW meets

Monday, April 6, 12:30 p.m.

Pompano Beach Women’s Club 314 NE 2 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Held by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Pompano Beach Branch. After a brief membership meeting, there will be a presentation and discussion by Nomi Greenberg, docent at the NSU Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale. Topic: Through the Lens: A presentation on photography, its beginning as an art form, its value as a news tool and its many uses today. New members welcome. No charge. RSVP: 954-570-5423 or email: pompanoscholar@yahoo. com.

CEO Roundtable

Tuesday, April 7, 7:45 a.m.

Galuppi’s on the Green 1103 N. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Annual event held by the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce. Will feature Pompano Beach City Manager Dennis Beach who will update attendees on happenings in and around the city, as well as what’s in store for the future for the City of Pompano Beach. Great opportunity to network. $25/members and $30/non-members. RSVP by calling 954-941-2940 or visiting www.pompanobeachchamber.com.

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