Trail of the Honey Bees Walking Tour

Posted on 14 January 2020 by JLusk

There is something buzzing in Pompano Beach. On Saturday, Jan.  25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center, at 50 W. Atlantic Blvd., there will be the first-ever walking tour of the Trail of the Honey Bees. 

The trail is part of the city’s Mosaic Team program which began in 2016. The program consists of three phases. Trail of the Honey Bees is part of the first phase. The city commissioned lead artist Sonata Kazimieraitiene to work with five approved apprentices to create 35 mosaics displayed throughout the Innovative District connecting multiple cultural facilities through artwork and education. The original source of the honey bee image can be seen in the metal railings of the Ali Cultural Arts’ roof parapet. The Trail of the Honey Bees encourages a spirit of unity to connect both sides of Dixie Highway.
The focal point of the trail is on the honey bee and the vegetation it helps pollinate. Pompano Beach was built by a rich agricultural community. Without the help of the honey bee and continued education on the importance of the bee, the agricultural community as a whole is at stake. 
Those participating in the walking trail will meet at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center at 10 a.m. From there, the participants will be transported to the starting point of the trail, 731 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Jr., and begin their tour, which features pop up activities and events leading back to the Pompano Cultural Center for a final extravaganza! The entire event will take approximately four hours. Refreshments will be provided. 
Other projects associated with phase one of the Mosaic Team include Music Leads the Way, which consists of four music themed mosaic murals located at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater: Community, a 16 x 8 ft. mosaic mural located at the Charlotte Burrie Community Center, which is set to be open soon, and Wow, a 10 ft. diameter floor mosaic located at the gazebo on the northeast corner of West Palm Aire Drive and Oaks Drive. 
For more information on the Trail of the Honey Bees or the city’s Public Art Program, call 954-545-7800, ext. 3813 or e-mail

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Safe Boating Class- Jan. 21

Posted on 08 January 2020 by JLusk

Learn everything you need to know about how to operate your boat safely with a Safe Boating Class. Held Jan. 21 from 7 to 9:30 a.m. The class is $35 to $85 and includes your textbook, handouts and education card. For more information, visit

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Book Art and Music Extravaganza

Posted on 08 January 2020 by JLusk

The Book Art & Music Extravaganza will be held Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Herb Skolnick Community Center, 800 SW 36 Ave., 6 to 9 p.m.
This is free event which will include a meet and greet with local published authors, browse and a buy books section, local artists display, Spirit of Liberty Fife & Drum Corps, name that book contest, live music, free hors d’oeuvres by Farraddays Steakhouse, prizes and more. 

For more information call 954-786-4590 or visit the city’s website at 

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Taste of LHP

Posted on 07 January 2020 by JLusk

Foodies delight! Taste of LHP is coming Jan 14 from 6 to 9 the Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club, 2701 NE 42 St. in Lighthouse Point. Eat, drink and be merry! This is a good way to sample some of the nearby restaurants who will have samples available! There also will be live music and a silent auction, and raffles! This event benefits the Rotary Fund, the charitable foundation of the Rotary Club of Pompano Beach. Tickets are $50 in advance/ $60 at the door. To register, visit

Questions?  You can request additional information at or call Susan at 954-290-1104.
Your participation in this event helps the Pompano Beach Rotary raise funds for local and global charities and their initiatives, and provides scholarships for nine college students currently in school.  

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District 3 Crystal Lake Workshop–Jan. 9

Posted on 07 January 2020 by JLusk

Commissioner Bernie Parness invites all District 3 residents to a Workshop Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at 7 p.m. at the Crystal Lake Clubhouse, 4791 NW 18 Ave., in Deerfield Beach. This workshop will be discussing traffic improvements at Green Road relevant to the Crystal Lake community.

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Exchange Club’s “Bowl Bash” 150 Charity Dinner & Auction

Posted on 06 January 2020 by JLusk

On Saturday, Feb. 1 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Galuppi’s Restaurant in Pompano Beach, the Exchange Club of Pompano Beach will be holding their 63rd annual 150 Charity Dinner, Auction and Drawdown. 
The evening will begin with a Tailgate Party from 6:30 to 7:30 on the private back lawn of Galuppi’s with activities, appetizers and silent action.  Then, guests will move indoors to the private events room for dinner and more fun.
There will be an open bar all night, buffet dinner, live tribute band “Big Rock,” dancing and a photo booth. Fundraising activities include a Superbowl squares game, 50/50 raffle, wine wagon and booze cooler, the 150 draw-down and silent auction. 
Proceeds will all go toward local charities and community organizations such as The Children’s Healing Institute, the Broward Children’s Center, the Boys & Girls Club, First Tee of Broward, Our Father’s House Soup Kitchen, Woodhouse, Dynamos, the DAV, Honor Flight and many more, along with providing student scholarships. 
Find out more about the Exchange Club at
There are a limited number of tickets and none will be sold at the door, so please purchase them in advance online only for $150 at$100 is considered a charitable donation). Ticket price includes dinner, open bar all evening and entry into the 150 draw-down for a chance to win $5,000.  Attire is casual this year and guests are encouraged to wear their favorite football team’s gear.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available and the Exchange Club is accepting donations for their auction to help promote your business.  The Exchange Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit service organization, which focuses on child abuse prevention, community service, student recognition and scholarships, and Americanism and Veteran’s support. Contact  Donn Atkins at for more information.

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Career & Resource Fair

Posted on 06 January 2020 by JLusk

New Year, New Career…

The City of Deerfield Beach is seeking employers and businesses, that are looking to fill open positions in 2020, to participate in the semi-annual Career & Resource Fair. This fair will be held at the Hillsboro Community Center, 50 Hillsboro Technology Dr., Deerfield Beach, on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The fair will provide the opportunity to meet local career seekers that are interested in a variety of industries. Recruiters who attend these events will have the chance to meet face-to-face with talented individuals and explain their application process while promoting their organization’s culture and job openings.

Registration is free, but space is limited. Employers will receive a 6-foot table, two chairs, snacks and refreshments.

To register, please fill out our online Exhibitor Registration Form at

For additional information, contact Gigi Chazu at 954-395-6051 or

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Worth the Drive: JA World Uncorked

Posted on 06 January 2020 by JLusk

By Rachel Galvin

It is time for the 10th Anniversary of JA World Uncorked, a JA Circle of Wise Women’s Signature Event, presented by Breakthru Beverage Florida. Held Saturday, Jan. 18 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at Junior Achievement of South Florida, at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion, 1130 Coconut Creek Blvd. in Coconut Creek, this is the place to be for food and drink lovers. They expect over 900 people to attend.

Here, South Floridians meet and mingle while tasting some signature creations by local chefs and sampling wine, craft beer, spirits, and specialty cocktails in the 60,000 sq. ft. facility. There will be over 35 restaurants and 35 beverage partners there.

There is always some unique performances with live music and a  great dance floor, raffles and a silent auction. Guests can also duck into specialty lounges and discover even more to do and see. It truly is a unique event and great place to meet people.

You must be at least 21 to attend this fundraising event. For more details on the event and Junior Achievement, visit

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ArtLit2020– Jan. 11

Posted on 06 January 2020 by JLusk

ArtLit2020 is a free, all-ages celebration of art and literature featuring live chalk art, canvas art, music, virtual reality demonstrations, interactive experiences, food trucks and more.

Looking for a fun event for the family this weekend? Come out to ArtLit2020 on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Library & Cultural Center, at 50 W. Atlantic Blvd. See artists create live, listen to music, enjoy other interactive experiences, grab a bite from a food truck and more.

#ArtLit2020 is sponsored by Broward County Library and the City of Pompano Beach. It is the signature event for NEA Big Read: A Lesson Before Dying, a month-long program that celebrates the power of the written word and features events for all ages. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. It is designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

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AAUW meeting–Feb. 4

Posted on 06 January 2020 by JLusk

Join the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Pompano Beach Branch for their monthly membership meeting and educational presentation on Feb 4, 2020 at 12:30 p.m..  After a brief membership meeting, attorney Tom Regneir will present “What Happened to the Constitution?” The event is to be held at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, at 1801 NE  6 St., in Pompano Beach.  New members welcome.
No charge. R.S.V.P.: 312 316-6229 or e-mail:

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