| November, 2014

Ondo wins first flight Women’s Amateur Golf

Posted on 27 November 2014 by LeslieM

sports112714By Gary Curreri

Deerfield Beach’s Karen Ondo has only played in the Broward Women’s Amateur Golf Tournament a handful of times; however, she is happy she did this year as she and 65 other women braved the miserable weather at the recent tournament at Jacaranda Golf Club in Plantation.

Ondo, 66, won First Flight of the tournament with a twoday total of 158. She was also the top low net player in her Flight with a 5-under par, 138. The First Flight played shorter distances than the Championship Flight. Plantation’s Ann Fulginiti, 61, captured the Champ i o n s h i p Flight when she carded a two-day total of 162.

I never keep track of my score,” Ondo said. “I know if I am doing okay or not doing okay. To me, it is the course and me. I think it is a challenge. I love it.”

Ondo, who was previously VP of Communications for Broward Health and now consults in health industry, didn’t play last year. She wasn’t sure if she was going to play this year, as she was a last minute entrant as she drove two straight days from her North Carolina summer home to make the tournament.

I had no expectations,” Ondo said. “I was surprised when I saw the scoreboard (after the first day). I was shocked. My strength is my putting, my driver and my irons so it really set up nice for me.”

Ondo has been playing golf for 19 years. She said there was too much business being done on the golf course and wanted to be good enough to play in the charity tournaments so she took lessons and told her boss at the time (Richard Schirey) that she was going to hit the links.

I said I am playing in this tournament and he said, ‘you don’t play golf’ and I said, ‘yes I do.’ So he made me go out and play with him and I beat him on the front nine of Inverrary and he said, ‘I think you can play golf.’ He bought me a windbreaker that day,” she said. “I’m happy about winning this,” Ondo said. “I’m great. It’s great the way the tournament turned out. It was iffy for me to even sign up because I knew we were just getting back from North Carolina. When I saw the weather today, I thought maybe they’d call it and just tell us to go eat lunch. The weather actually was better today than it was the first day.”

sports112714-bPompano Beach High School’s girls volleyball team came up short in its bid for a Class 5A state title when it fell in the regional finals to visiting Merritt Island, 25-18, 25-17, 16-25, 26-24.

Despite the loss, it was the farthest the Tornadoes had ever gone in a season following previous losses in the regional semifinals, including last season to Cardinal Gibbons (25-17, 25-18, 25-22, 25- 15). Pompano Beach defeated rival Cardinal Gibbons three times this season en route to a 23-7 mark.

I told them to be proud of what we accomplished,” said Pompano Beach coach William Strachan. “It was a good year. They (Merritt Island) just outhustled us.”

Pompano Beach junior Cassidy Bonito led the Tornadoes with 24 digs, 23 assists and 13 kills, while Casey Calhoun added 27 digs and 23 assists.

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FLICKS: Interstellar

Posted on 27 November 2014 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano


It has taken me three weeks to wrap my head around Interstellar. I attended the screening at the newly-refurbished Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science IMAX Theater (MODS) and I was overwhelmed with the visualization. Interstellar is a science fiction epic that is enhanced by the five-storey IMAX screen and clear concise aural elements.

There has been mainstream criticism about the audio problems plaguing screenings of Interstellar. Many of these problems are actually caused at the local level by projectionists who do not know to listen to movies in their own movie theaters. That was not the case

at MODS. Interstellar simulates the immediate silence one hears when travelling into outer space, like IMAX documentaries such as Space Station 3-D.

Besides directing the last Batman/Dark Knight trilogy, Christopher Nolan has created motion pictures with big themes and a tricky narrative structure: Memento, Insomnia and Inception. Interstellar is actually a simple story about family; but the narrative becomes convoluted when including Einstein’s Theory of Relativity to move the action along.

Farmer Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is a widower with two teenaged children: a teenaged boy who prefers farm life and Murph, a preteen who is interested in deeper themes about science. Like her old man, Murph has a bit of a rebellious streak.

Cooper is contacted by Professor Brand (Michael Caine), who believes that the world is ending. Brand believes that there are inhabitable planets that can sustain earth’s population. With tears and regret, Cooper leaves planet earth in an effort to save the world.

Like Inception, Interstellar takes a scientific theory and attempts to simplify it. If one does not pay attention to the dialogue scenes between Mc- Conaughey, Caine and Anne Hathaway, one will be totally lost in space. Understanding Einstein’s theories about time travel will determine one’s enjoyment tolerance for Interstellar.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Posted on 27 November 2014 by LeslieM


Nov. 11 An individual entered Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. and stole $43.86 worth of merchandise.

Nov. 12 Someone broke into a home at 4601 NW 6 Ave. and stole a watch and two gold rings.

Nov. 12 Someone entered a screened patio at 1000 SE 13 Ave. and stole a lawn mower and other items.

Nov. 13 Someone entered Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. and stole a watch valued at $99.

Nov. 14 A man reported being robbed of a cellphone and $40 by a man at 175 SE 3 St.

DEERFIELD – District 4

Nov. 16 Theft – Retail/Shoplifting took place at Super Target, 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Arrestee stole $46.96 from Target. The store manager observed her walk out of the store with items in her cart. Subject was charged accordingly and transported to jail.

Nov. 16 Theft – Retail/Shoplifting was reported at Deerfield Mall, Publix 3740 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Arrestee filled a shopping cart with a variety of food items then walked past all points of sale without paying for items. When approached by loss preventions, arrestee produced a previous Publix receipt from 11/4/14. Amount of food items stolen was valued at $327. Subject was charged accordingly and transported to jail.


Nov. 5 A male subject exited the store at 3780 N. Federal Hwy. with a shopping cart full of items and left in a pickup truck. Estimated loss was $100.

Nov. 5 Victim left her iPhone at an eye doctor at 2400 N. Federal Hwy. and could not find it when she went back to retrieve it. Loss was $250.

Nov. 6 Someone used the victim’s debit card information at 3550 N. Federal Hwy. and made four transactions at four different locations totaling $1,410.

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Posted on 27 November 2014 by LeslieM

Snow Party

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

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

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

The Christmas Candle movie premier

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

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

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

5th Annual “Light Up MLK” for the holidays

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

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

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

Arts and Crafts and Quilts

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

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

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

Zion Tree Lighting

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m.

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

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

13th Annual Lighthouse ‘A Glow

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

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

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

44th Annual Holiday Street Parade—Boca Raton

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

72 N Federal Hwy. Boca Raton, FL 33432

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

Yuletide Parade – Pompano

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

2400 E. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

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

52nd Annual Holiday Boat Parade seeks boat

Friday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m.

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

Drop-off for Toys 4 Tots

Myers Insurance Agency

703 S. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

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

Ocean Way Holiday Celebration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CLERGY CORNER: An attitude of gratitude

Posted on 27 November 2014 by LeslieM

This is the time of year traditionally given to the consideration of the family, friends, experiences and accomplishments that we are grateful for in our lives. We pause purposefully and intentionally on the fourth Thursday of November to give thanks. But have you noticed how easy it has become to rush through the year and, indeed, all of life full of expectations and even demands? The result is that we may become so selfish and narcissistic as to never display or verbalize any gratitude. The entitlement mindset has descended upon society in such a way that everything is a right, few things are regarded as privileges, and no one wants to take any responsibility.

If you are of the mind to disagree, allow me to suggest that you observe the behavior of motorists on the road the next time you are driving around. How many red light runners can you spot casually breaking the law? Does anyone yield the right of way when they are entering the highway or do they expect you to slow down? If you’re doing the speed limit, are the motorists passing you giving you mean looks or honking their horns? Don’t you think the person behind you is a little too close for comfort? Heaven forbid the light should turn yellow and they are two feet from your rear bumper.

I believe that we all should cultivate an attitude of gratitude that permeates our lives throughout the year. The ability to drive in this country is a privilege, not a right, and we are expected to drive responsibly and to be mindful of others on the road. I love road trips that enable me to see the beauty of Florida. You can enjoy views of the ocean, city skyscrapers from a distance, wide spaces of farm country, small town communities, and large urban areas. Have you noticed the differences between the palm trees of Miami and Jacksonville? I’m grateful to be able to see and appreciate all of this and more.

We all have a laundry list of things that we could complain about but why not list the things we are grateful for? There’s an old hymn of the church that encourages: Count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done. The apostle Paul commands believers in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 to give thanks in everything. It’s a remarkable approach and a beneficial practice. Somehow, the good always seems to outweigh the bad, and the reality is that there is someone who would gladly trade their situation for yours.

You may not have everything you desire to have, but isn’t it true that you have a lot right now? Maybe you haven’t achieved your dreams and objectives, but aren’t you still able to do something about it? So you’ve had setback and failure, but aren’t you still around to try again? You’ve lost a close friend or family member, but aren’t you glad for the precious memories that linger? Let’s make it a daily habit to be grateful and perhaps we can enjoy life more. Let the people you love and appreciate know how grateful you are for their presence in your life. That might inspire them to be grateful, in turn, to others.

Don’t forget to give thanks to God for His mercies and blessings upon your life. And take the time to appreciate the beauty around you. Why the rush? Stop and smell the roses sometime. You don’t have to be a grouch, you can be grateful. Happy Thanksgiving!

Bishop Patrick L. Kelly is the pastor of Cathedral Church of God, 365 S. Dixie Hwy., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. 954- 427-0302.

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Ely falls 21-13 in regional playoff game

Posted on 20 November 2014 by LeslieM

sports112014By Gary Curreri

Blanche Ely first year football coach Nakia Jenkins left the field Friday night following his team’s Class 7A regional quarterfinal loss to Atlantic convinced he had the better team.

The problem was Atlantic is moving on in the postseason following the 21-13 win and the Tigers will have to wait another year to see if it can reach the same heights it did in 2002 when it won the Class 5A state championship and finished the year 14-1.

Jenkins, the school’s sixth coach since 2006, cited the team’s inexperience as a key factor in the loss. The Tigers have only won more than seven games three times since former coach Steve Davis left the school and went to Plantation in 2003.

I’ve been telling my guys all season that you guys have to make the best of every opportunity and dropped balls killed us again,” Jenkins said. “Dropped balls and blown opportunities … Early in the game we are down in the red zone and we don’t capitalize … just miscues and it shows that we are a young team. We learn from experience and I am proud of them. We will just get ready for next year.”

Atlantic High junior quarterback Edwin Hernandez threw two touchdowns within a 2-minute and 48 second span of the third quarter to give the Eagles (9-2) the victory. Hernandez tossed touchdown passes of 19 yards to Markinson Ripert and 30 yards to Lamar Washington to stake the Eagles to a 14-0 lead.

Blanche Ely (6-5) cut the deficit in half to 14-7 on an 8-yard scamper by Teddrick Moffett with 11:49 left in the game; however, the Eagles wasted little time in answering as Davan Cleckley returned the ensuing kickoff 80 yards for a 21-7 lead.

Blanche Ely closed the gap to 21-13 on a 23-yard scoring pass from Moffett to Laderrick Smith with 2:19 remaining in the game, but the Tigers couldn’t tie the contest after it got the ball back with just 45 seconds left on its own 9-yard line.

Blanche Ely also had a chance to take the lead at 3-0 with 8:15 remaining in the third quarter when Carmeley Charite’s 30-yard field goal attempt was wide right. Demeterice Bellamy finished the game with 11 carries for 54 yards for the Tigers, while Laderrick Smith caught 5 passes for 94 yards.

Atlantic won the contest despite committing 18 penalties for 187 yards that nearly wiped out its 260 yards of offense in the game.

Jenkins’ team featured 80 percent of its roster with players in their first year on varsity. Three of the team’s five losses came in the closing minutes to Deerfield Beach, Miami Northwestern and Plantation.

We just got to learn how to finish ball games, man,” Jenkins said. “It shows. We had opportunities. We should have beaten this team tonight, hands down. We just didn’t capitalize on the opportunities that we had and that has haunted us all year. We’ll take it. We’ll learn from it and just get ready for next year.”

Jenkins said the most important thing the team should bring away from the season is to play a complete game.

They need to learn to play four quarters,” Jenkins said. “They need to learn to fight through adversity. They need to learn from mistakes. Dropped balls killed us all year and we probably had seven to eight dropped balls tonight and that could have helped us. We got away with it early in the season, but playing a good, solid team like that which runs the ball well and chews up a lot of clock, that’s what happens.”

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FLICKS: George Hamilton at FliFF29

Posted on 20 November 2014 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano


While it is later this year, it is hard to believe that the 29th Annual Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival concludes this weekend. One of Robin Williams last films, A Merry Friggin’ Christmas will be screened this Sunday night at Cinema Paradiso. The two screenings will also present a special tribute to the fallen idol.

This weekend also features multiple tributes to Palm Beach resident George Hamilton. While best known as a sun-tanned icon from 1960s beach blanket movies, Hamilton’s resume is far more diverse and concrete. In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Hamilton produced and starred in Love at First Bite (as a disco dancing Dracula) and Zorro: The Gay Blade. Both were lightweight comedies, conservatively produced, and provided Hamilton a nice nest egg for his later years.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Hamilton revealed performance potential at an early age when he attended Palm Beach High School. His first film Crime & Punishment, U.S.A was a modern adaptation of Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky Crime & Punishment. His persona as a “sun burned lothario” became evident in color motion pictures, most notably Where the Boys Are and Light in the Piazza, starring Yvette Mimieux and Olivia de Havilland.

When Robert Duvall turned down his appearance in The Godfather: Part III, Hamilton became Al Pacino’s lawyer. In contrast to portraying a smooth professional in Brooks Brothers suits, Hamilton gave a sincere performance as singer Hank Williams in Your Cheatin’ Heart.

While Hamilton will be acknowledged at the Awards Gala Friday night, this Saturday evening he will be hosting, At Home, On Stage at Cinema Paradiso- FTL.This program is a 90 minute presentation that features film clips and montages. Hamilton will be the Master of Ceremonies of this one-man performance and will be taking questions from the audience. Info: www.fliff.com

With FLiFF29 wrapping up this weekend, it is now time to consolidate my top 10 list for the end of 2014. At the moment, there are not enough films for a Top 10. Therefore, I am reviewing DVDs from highly recommended word of mouth considerations.

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Posted on 20 November 2014 by LeslieM

Remember, if you see anything suspicious, call 911 immediately.


Nov. 3 A man reported that he was attacked by five or six men and his bicycle was stolen. Incident took place at 300 SW 1 Terr.

Nov. 4 A man reported that his tag was stolen from his car at 1040 East Newport Center Drive.

Nov. 4 It was reported that a plastic back flow valve was stolen from a property at 2301 W. Sample Rd.

Nov. 5 A man reported his vehicle stolen from 1050 E. Newport Center Dr.

DEERFIELD – District 4

Nov. 11 Theft Retail/Shoplifting occurred at Super Target, 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Suspect entered Target and stole $43.83 worth of merchandise.

Nov. 12 Theft of motor vehicle parts took place in Deer Creek at 3275 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Unknown subject(s) removed four factory hubcaps with a $140 total value from a 2007 Ford F350 van parked in the west parking lot of the complex.


Oct. 30 An officer observed a vehicle drive past him at a high rate of speed and turn down a street before pulling into an apartment complex at 3800 NE 21Way. The officer initiated a stop and found a glass pipe and small white rocks that tested positive for cocaine. The subject admitted to purchasing crack cocaine earlier for $40.

Nov. 3 Someone broke into a home at 2874 NE 33 St. while the family was out of town and stole a 50-inch TV from a living room, 36-inch TV from a master bedroom, two coach purses, and a laptop. Total loss was $2,499.

Nov. 4 Victim was notified that a credit card was used in a business at 2850 N. Federal Hwy. and the loss was $400. She said she didn’t give anyone permission to use her card.

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Posted on 20 November 2014 by LeslieM

Veteran’s Day at Century Village

By Sid Burns

This is a very special day, when the United States entered WWII, the men and women who volunteered, as well as those who were drafted, signed a blank check to the people, up to and including their life.

The Jewish War Veterans of the newly named Daniel Agami-Elizabeth Jacobson Post #265, held special ceremonies in the Century Village Clubhouse theater, to commemorate Veterans Day and the official re-naming of Jewish War Veterans Post & Ladies Auxiliary #265.

The ceremonies opened with the posting of the colors by members of the Broward Sheriff’s Office, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. A short welcome was given by Broward Sheriff Scott J. Israel. Following the Sheriff’s talk, Commander of Post #265, Commissioner Richard Rosenzweig paid a special tribute to local members of the military, who paid the supreme price: Specialist Daniel J. Agami, USA; AFC Elizabeth N. Jacobson, USAF and Major Stuart A. Wolfer, USA.



Posted on 20 November 2014 by LeslieM

Garden Club of Lighthouse Point

Thursday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m.

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

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

AARP Driver Safety Program

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

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

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

Book sale

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

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

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

Model Railroad Flea Market and Swap Meet

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

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

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

Rummage Sale

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

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

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

Yard Sale

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

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

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

A November to Remember

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

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

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

Christmas Bazaar

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

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

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

Dixieland/ Hot Jazz

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

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

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

South Florida Chamber Ensemble Program 2: Postcards

Sunday, Nov. 23, 3 p.m.

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

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


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

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

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

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

Tuesday, Dec. 9, noon.

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

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

Drop-off for Toys 4 Tots

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

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

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