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Posted on 14 January 2016 by LeslieM

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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Posted on 07 January 2016 by LeslieM

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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Posted on 30 December 2015 by LeslieM

Dedication of Fish & Wildlife Signs

Saturday, Jan. 2, 10 a.m.

Deerfield Beach Arboretum

2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

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

Movies in the Park: Planes: Fire & Rescue

Friday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m.

Villages of Hillsboro Park

4111 NW 6 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

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

3rd Annual Brandon’s Run for Autism

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

Quiet Waters Park

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

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

Hillsboro Lighthouse New Year tour

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

Alsdorf Park Dock

2974 NE 14 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

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

Pet CPR Course

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

Florida Humane Society

3870 N. Powerline Rd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33073

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

Save the Date!

Oshogatsu Festival

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

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

4000 Morikami Park Rd.

Delray Beach, FL 33446

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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Birthday Celebration

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

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

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

Cool Wheels Car Show

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

Quiet Waters Park, Shelter #10

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

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

Wings of Freedom Historical Airplanes

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

Boca Raton Airport

903 NW 35 St.

Boca Raton, FL 33431

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

Watercolor Painting Classes

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

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

1801 NE 6 Ave.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

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

new year’s events

Thursday, Dec. 31

First Night 2016

City of Delray Beach

(Activities located in downtown district)

5 p.m. to midnight

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

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Two Georges at The Cove

1645 SE 3 Court

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

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

Friday, Jan. 1

New Year’s Day Buffet

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

Deer Creek Grille

2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

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

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Posted on 24 December 2015 by LeslieM

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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Posted on 17 December 2015 by LeslieM

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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Posted on 10 December 2015 by LeslieM

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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Posted on 03 December 2015 by LeslieM

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

Yuletide Parade and Celebration

Thursday, Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m.

City of Pompano Beach

2400 E. Atlantic Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Dazzling floats, marching bands, dancers, fire clowns, amazing entertainment and Santa Claus himself! Festivities conclude within McNab Park with tree lighting, fireworks, children’s activities, entertainment and more. Parade route starts at Riverside Drive and heads west on Atlantic Blvd. to McNab Park. Call 954-786-4111.

Everlasting Joy!

Friday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 13

Trinity Church of Lighthouse Point

3901 NE 22 Ave.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Based on Dickens’ The Christmas Carol. Presented by Revelation Ministries performing arts group. Not suitable for children 4 and under. $25 adults, $10 children 12 and under. www.revelationministries.com.

Hillsboro Lighthouse tour

Saturday Dec. 5, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Alsdorf Park

2974 NE 14 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Transportation is by boat. Shuttle boats run hourly from Alsdorf Park. Must wear flat, closed shoes, be 4 ft. tall to climb the tower. No pets. $25, free to HLPS members. Paid parking. Visit www.hillsborolighthouse.org/tours.

Handmade holiday gifts

Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Florida Humane Society

3870 N. Powerline Rd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33073

Craft sale benefits the Florida Humane Society. Call 954-974-6152.

Scuba Santa photos

Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aquatic Center

501 SE 6 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

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

Bookstore Grand Opening

Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Daily Reprieve Boutique

201 N. Federal Hwy., Ste. 115

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Christian and Recovery boutique bookstore. Faith-based and 12 Step books available, as well as gifts and jewelry. Food, music and more! Call 754-212-2369.

Ocean Way Holiday

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

International Fishing Pier and along Ocean Way

200 NE 21 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free. Come see the lights, feel the snow flurries and watch performances by local schools. Activities available for kids, as well as photos with Santa, holiday treats, vendors and more.

Holiday Music Concert

Sunday, Dec. 6, 3 p.m.

Community Presbyterian Church

1920 SE 4 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free. Donations accepted. Come and sing along with holiday favorites, then enjoy hot chocolate, spiced cider and cookies. Call 954-427-0222.

Live Nativity Scene and Celebration

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m.

Trinity Church of Lighthouse Point

3901 NE 22 Ave.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Christmas carolers at 6:45 p.m. Live nativity begins at 7:15 p.m. Hot dogs, snacks and drinks for sale.

Ice Cream Social with Santa

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6 to 8 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Make your own sundae, meet Santa, do arts and crafts. Prizes for singing best Christmas song. $2 adults, $1 kids 12 and under.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec. 5

Deerfield Beach

9 to 11:30 a.m.

Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Santa will have a hot breakfast with boys and girls on his Nice List. Photos and crafts. $10 for family of four; $5 ea. additional person. Call 954-429-0378.

Lighthouse Point

10 a.m. to noon

Lighthouse Point Fire Station

3740 NE 22 Ave.

Lighthouse Point, Florida 33064

Open to all Lighthouse Point children 12 and under. Please donate an unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots, accepting toys for all ages from babies to teens. Call 954-941-2624.

Pompano Beach

10 a.m. (followed by Family Fun day 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Pompano Citi Centre

1955 N. Federal Hwy.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Enjoy a continental Breakfast with Santa sponsored by J.C. Penney, with delicious milk and cookies provided by Subway! Free Family Fun Day begins at 11a.m. with face painters, DJ and arts and crafts. $5 per child, $10 per adult. Purchase tickets at www.PompanoCityCentre.com.

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Posted on 27 November 2015 by LeslieM

Note: Dates and times may change. Please contact venues to confirm.

Food Drive at Cinépolis USA

Now through Dec. 4

Cinépolis USA Movie Theatre

3984 W Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Going to the movies? Help the community at the same time by donating non-perishable food items. Donors who bring two non-perishable items will receive a free popcorn. Donations will go to Feeding South Florida and Agape Food Bank. Call 954-571-2445.

Light Up Downtown Boca Celebration

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Mizner Park Amphitheatre

590 Plaza Real

Boca Raton, FL 33432

Boca’s annual tree lighting and outdoor celebration includes snow mountain, entertainment, carnival rides, carolers, childrens crafts and more.

Santa’s Arrival Snow Party

Friday, Nov. 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pompano Citi Centre

1955 N. Federal Hwy.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Hourly snowfall. Free pictures with Santa (bring your own camera). Family fun includes Elfie Selfie dress-up station, face painter, Write Letters to Santa, DJ, arts and crafts. Raffle giveaway for Breakfast with Santa. Visit www.PompanoCityCentre.com.

6th Annual Light up MLK

plus Gospel Concert

Saturday, Nov. 28, 5 to 8 pm.

Annie Adderly Gillis Park

601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Free. Emcee Rodney Baltimore. Tree lighting at 7 p.m. Following the festivities, The Ali Cultural Arts Center at 353 Hammondville Rd. will host a concert by critically acclaimed Gospel singer, Giel. Concert: $10 per person. Call 954-786-7824 or visit www.aliarts.org.

Backyard Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale

Sunday, Nov. 29, 1 to 4 p.m.

Historic Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd,

Deerfield Beach FL 33441

Sundays at the Butler House features holiday arts and crafts – be a buyer or a seller under the Big Banyan Tree this week. Florida Highwayman painter R.L. Lewis Jr. will display his art and sign copies of his new book. Music, gift drawing, food and good times. Call 561-299-8684.

Women in Distress Toy Drive

Dec. 1 to 4; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dec. 7 to 11: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dec. 14 to 18: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jim and Jan Moran Family Center

4700 NW 3 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33064

Donate new, unwrapped toys for babies and children, gifts for teens, and gifts for moms and dads that kids can select from to give their parents. Gift cards and wrapping paper also needed. Visit www.womenindistress.org or call Eileen Trower at 954-760-9800 ext. 1246.

14th Annual Lighthouse A’Glow

Wednesday Dec. 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Frank McDonough Park

3500 NE 27 Ave.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Free. Spend an enchanted evening with family and friends. Come out to meet Santa, enjoy some holiday refreshments and caroling.

Jungle Queen cruise for seniors

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Departs from Highlands Community Center

511 NE 44 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Age 55 and over. Bus ride to the Jungle Queen for a 90-minute cruise along the historic New River viewing spectacular homes and yachts. Includes lunch at Golden Corral following the tour. $20 per person. Register at any community center or www.deerfield-beach.com/registration.

Yuletide Parade and Celebration

Thursday, Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m.

City of Pompano Beach

2400 E. Atlantic Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Parade route starts at Riverside Drive and heads west on Atlantic Blvd. to McNab Park. Dazzling floats, marching bands, dancers, fire clowns, amazing entertainment, and Santa Claus himself! Events in the park include tree lighting, fireworks, children’s activities, entertainment and more. Call 954-786-4111.

Save the Date:

Ocean Way Holiday Celebration

Dec. 5, 5 to 9 p.m.

Deerfield Beach Pier

Snow showers, Activities for kids, photos with Santa, holiday treats, vendors, and more.

Santa’s Switchboard

Wednesday, Dec. 9 and Thursday Dec. 10

Free. Jolly Old St. Nick will be making personal phone calls to children in Pompano Beach between 4 and 7 p.m. Santa speaks English, Spanish and Creole! Sign up in advance at www.pompanobeachfl.gov under “Events”, or visit the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center at 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano, Beach, FL, 33060, to fill out a form.

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Posted on 19 November 2015 by LeslieM

Note: Dates and times may change.

Contact venues to confirm.

Food Drive

Now through Dec. 4

Cinépolis USA Movie Theater

3984 W Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Going to the movies? Help the community at the same time by donating non-perishable food items. Donors who bring two non-perishable items will receive a free popcorn. Donations will go to Feeding South Florida and Agape Food Bank. Call 954-571-2445.

Lighthouse Point Garden Club meets

Thursday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m.

St. Paul’s Education Hall

2700 E. Sample Rd.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Linda Whitman, resident Landscape Architect of the City of Coconut Creek, will present “Vertical Gardening – what’s on your wall”. Raffle. Light refreshments. Visit www.lhpgc.org or call Inger Jones 954-942-9310.

6th Annual Boca Raton Food & Wine Festival

Friday Nov. 20 through Sunday Nov. 22

VIP Dinner Under the Stars & Vineyard Party,

Friday, 7 to 10 p.m.

Grand Tasting, Saturday, 6 to 10 p.m.

Craft Brew Battle, Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Road

Boca Raton, FL 33431

A smorgasboard of flavor and fun — food, wine, craft beers, entertainment and more! For more information, call 561-338-7594 or visit www.bocaratonwineandfoodfestival.com.

Women in Distress Food Drive

Nov. 19 to 20: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 3 to 6 p.m.

Nov. 23: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Nov. 24: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Nov. 25: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jim and Jan Moran Family Center

4700 NW 3 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33064

Donate non-perishable food items (canned, boxed, jars, paper goods). In lieu of perishable food (turkeys, hams, etc.), please donate grocery store gift cards. Visit womenindistress.org or call Eileen Trower at 954-760-9800 ext. 1246.

Youth Ministry Yard Sale

Friday, Nov. 20, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

First Christian Church

1860 NE 39 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Furniture, household items, clothes, toys, books. All funds support the youth ministry and pre-school.

Beach Sounds

Friday, Nov. 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Main Beach Parking Lot

149 SE 21 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free. Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy the performance by Crowded Streets – Dave Matthews Tribute. Note: Portions of Ocean Way and the main parking lot will be closed from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for the concert. Visit www.deerfield-beach.com/beachsounds or call 954-480-4429.

Boy Scout Troop 119 Craft/ Rummage Sale

Saturday, Nov. 21, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

St. Ambrose Catholic Church

380 S. Federal Hwy.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Rummage sale for troop 119, arts and crafts, car wash and more! Call Robin Lewis at 954-895-0500.

Miles for Smiles Walk/ Fest

Saturday, Nov. 21, 8 a.m. to noon

Pompano Beach Elks Lodge

700 NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

12th annual. $20 for pre-registration; $25 at event. Broward Children’s Center benefit for medically fragile individuals. Circle the four-mile Pompano Beach Air Park trail and celebrate at the finish line with food and entertainment. Register at www.bcckids.org.

South Florida Kids Got Talent” Auditions

Saturday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tradewinds Park & Stables

3600 W. Sample Rd.

Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Auditions open to solo or group singers who are South Florida residents aged 5 – 17. Competitors must pre-register at 954-446-0814. Final competition to be held Jan. 30.

Grow Deerfield” Green Market

Sunday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pioneer Park

217 NE 5 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The “Grow Deerfield” Green Market offers farm fresh produce, plants and flowers, baked goods, prepared foods and more. Every other Sunday. Call 954-429-0378 for information.

Pet CPR Course

Sunday, Nov. 22, 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. For Pet CPR or human CPR classes, call CPR Training 2 Go, 954-461-8203.

Save the Date:

Deerfield High Class of 1975 Reunion, multiple events on Dec. 4 and 5. Contact Roslyn Hammond Siders, 561-827-6882 or ladysplendor57@aol.com.

Parade Participants Needed:

The City of Pompano Beach is seeking parade participants for its annual Yuletide Parade on Thursday, Dec. 3. Visit www.pompanobeachfl.gov for a parade application or call 954-786-4111.

The Pompano Boat Parade is seeking participants for the annual cruise on the Intracoastal on Sunday, Dec. 13. Pre-register at 954-941-2940 or visit www.pompanobeachchamber.com.

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