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August 22, 2014

Annual Events


 

August:

1-31 – Pottery Classes – Monday-Friday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. One-on-one beginning, intermediate, advanced instruction on the potter’s wheel; up to 3 people per 2.5-hour class. Learn how to wedge & center the clay, pull a cylinder, shape clay, add handles, lids & spouts to finish pieces. $40 including materials. 561- 862-9222

1-31 – Yoga Classes – Wednesdays. 9-10 a.m. Yoga postures (called asanas) work with your body to strengthen muscles that will support and help elongate your spine for improved postural alignment and balance. This creates a more youthful energy and efficiency of movement as well as a more youthful appearance. The end result is increased mental clarity, emotional stability, and a greater sense of overall well-being. Location is at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st Street.  Costs: $10 for residents and $15 non-residents (per class); 6th class is free. 561-243-7350

1-31 – QiGong (Chi Gong) Classes – Saturdays. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Participants will learn and practice ancient breathing and stretching techniques that are easy yet very effective. Perfect for our contemporary lifestyle. Leaves you feeling peaceful and comfortable in your body. Some of the benefits of these techniques, which originate from the Qigong and Yoga tradition, include restorative sleep, increased energy, more effective metabolism for weight stabilization, boosted immune system, reduced stress and much more! This class is dedicated to the Health, and Spiritual Development of All. Location is at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st Street. Costs: $5 for residents and $6 non-residents (per class).561-243-7350

1-31 – Belly Dancing Classes – Wednesdays. 1p.m- 2 p.m. Belly dancing is a non-impact, weight-bearing exercise and is thus suitable for all ages. Many of the moves involve isolation, which improves flexibility of the torso, helps burn fat, improves circulation, increases joint flexibility and reduces stress.  Belly dance moves are beneficial to the spine, as the full-body undulation moves lengthen (decompress) and strengthen the entire column of spinal and abdominal muscles in a gentle way.  Dance with a veil while building and strengthening upper body, arms and shoulders. It is a good exercise for the prevention of osteoporosis in older people. Join and meet others who share your love for dance.  Belly dancing is a fun, safe, low-impact dance class for all ages. Location is at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st Street. Costs: $5 for residents and $6 non-residents (per class). 561-243-7350

1-30  - Shark Feeding & Shark Months- Tues-Sat - 10:30am $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org

1-30 – Alligator Feeding –Wed & Sat 1:00pm. $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org
 
19 -The Wines of Argentina - 6-8 pm. Argentine wine has exploded in popularity over the past decade, and is now known as a reliable source of distinctive, tasty and affordable wine. The most popular white wine grape is Torrontes, a crisp and floral variety with exotic aromatics and crisp acidity. Leading the red wine lineup is Malbec, a grape transplanted from Bordeaux. Join us for an exploration of Argentina’s undiscovered wine values, with tasting samples of four wines. In addition, we have a brief presentation of olive oils from Argentina and balsamic  vinegar from The Olive Taste of Delray, accompanied by dipping bread, fruit and cheese.  $50 per person. 561-279-7790, murderonthebeach.com

19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29 - Pickleball – Call for times. Adult play. Delray Beach Community Center. Call for times.  $5. 561-243-7250 www.mydelraybeach.com

20 & 27 - Socrates Café– Weekly discussion group facilitated by Claire Drattell & Don Clare - Delray Beach Public Library, (561) 266-0798 100 West Atlantic Avenue, www.delraylibrary.org

20 – Art Cinema at the Crest: Coen Brothers’ Llewyn Davis-4:00pm and 7:30pm; tickets $10, members Free. 561-243-1922, DelrayArts.org
 
21- On The Ave "Back to Cool"-  On the Ave welcomes you “Back to Cool” bringing the ever popular event to West Atlantic this time. The August 21st event will feature entertainment that is both Old School and New Cool. We’re bringing back classic childhood games such a duck-duck-goose, tug-of-war and musical chairs. There will be a Kid’s Corner, Splash Zone and a backpack giveaway from Florida Kid Care. Bands on two stages will take you “back to cool” with songs from a mix of artist like James Brown, Whitney Houston, The Roots and more. Ontheavedelraybeach.com, 561-278-0424
 
21 Steel Drum Cruise - 7-9pm. Tickets are $25 per person and include our 2-hour sunset cruise with live entertainment. Delray Yacht Cruises, delraybeachcruises.com  561-243-0686

21- Savor the City Culinary Tours “Taste Pineapple Grove” -5-8pm– Enjoy unique bites from both popular and off the beaten path jaunts while strolling through various districts and learning about the history and fun facts along the route. Tour includes 4 restaurants, and 2 specialty shops.  $65, reservations required.  800-979-3370, info@SavorTheCity.info

22-24 - Thrive 2014 Fitness & Wellness Conference & Trade Show- ECA/THRIVE is not just another fitness event! Experience first hand a Two day  life-affirming event where we  celebrate fitness, health and wellness, mind body and spirit. Join us and “BE PRESENT”!  The event offers classes in Boot Camp, Body Conditioning, Nutrition, Yoga, Pilates, Tae Chi, Indoor Rowing, Dance, Aquatic Fitness in the pool, all presented by world famous instructors who are experts in the fitness industry! Shop our Trade Show! come for one day or all! Taking place at the Marriott Delray Beach.  For more information and to register: 516 -432- 6877, www.ecaworldfitness.com  

23 - Dezzy's Second Chance Animal Rescue Garage Sale Meets Estate Sale - 8:30-1pm - One section estate, one section garage sale and a bake sale! 1018 Bauhinia Rd, Delray Beach FL 33483.  To donate items or baked goods please call 954-588-7045

23- Murder on the Beach Bookstore- is pleased to announce The Authors Academy Writing Workshops for Tomorrow’s Authors.  August 2nd features Blogging, Posting and Tweeting Your Way to Success, August 9th features How to Self-Publish: eBook and Print, August 16th features How to Get Published: Finding an Agent, August 23rd features How to Get Published: Be Your Own Agent. All workshops are held at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, from 10am to Noon.  All instructors are multi-published authors. Charge for each workshop is $25 per person.  Please pay at the door. Cash, check or credit cards accepted. Reservation is required. For more information on these workshops visit www.FLauthorsacademy.com or call us at 561-279-7790

23 & 30 - The Writer’s Studio –10:00 am – 12 Noon- weekly Saturday morning program Contact Howard Gleichenhaus  561-638-7251 - Delray Beach Public Library, (561) 266-0798 100 West Atlantic Avenue, www.delraylibrary.org

23, & 30- Savor Our City Culinary Tours #Taste Atlantic Avenue" -11am - 2pm– Enjoy unique bites from both popular and off the beaten path jaunts while strolling through various districts and learning about the history and fun facts along the route. Tour includes 4 restaurants, and 2 specialty shops.  $65, reservations required.  800-979-3370, info@SavorOurCity.info
 
23 - Arts Garage Presents Willie Green with Little Mike & the Tornadoes- 8pm . Blues. .$25-45. Blues legend Delta style bluesman Willie is joined by Little Mike and the Tornadoes, a powerhouse blues and rock n’ roll band that enthralled our Arts Garage patrons last summer. Willie Green, a Delta style bluesman, is self-taught on both harmonica and guitar and has opened shows for John Hammond, Jr. (who calls him "the real deal"), John Lee Hooker and Eric Clapton. He is joined by Little Mike and the Tornadoes, who enthralled the audiences at Arts Garage last summer. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

23-24 - Qualifying USTA Summer Smash Sectional Championships presented by The Venetian® Las Vegas hosted by City of Delray BeachDelray Swim & Tennis Club. Competition in the Boys & Girls 12’s, 14’s, 16’s and 18’s divisions.  FREE admission to watch at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. 561-243-7360

24 - Booksigning at Murder on the Beach -6 pm.  Randy Wayne White will speak and sign Haunted: A Hannah Smith Novel, $26.95. 273 NE 2nd Avenue. 561-279-7790, www.murderonthebeach.com 

25 - Afternoon Book Group – 1:00 p.m.  The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh  presented by Librarian Kathleen Hensman. Delray Beach Public Library (561) 266-0798 100 West Atlantic Avenue, www.delraylibrary.org

25 - Craft Series Quilting Bee –10:00 a.m- Twice monthly quilting class presented by Karen Pugh & Linda Bouvier. Delray Beach Public Library, (561) 266-0798 100 West Atlantic Avenue, www.delraylibrary.org

25 - Empowerment Zone- from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m – Delray Beach Public Library, (561) 266-0798 100 West Atlantic Avenue, www.delraylibrary.org
 
25 - 7 Day Training Course at the Association for Community Counseling. 1 PM - 4 PM for volunteers and others interested in person-centered therapy.Cost is $100. 561-638-0908, www.associationforcommunitycounseling.org

26 - 50 Ocean Beer Dinner -  Tantalize your taste buds as we hop on a tasting journey that embraces abundant complementary flavors: salty, creamy, spicy, sweet, crispy, bold, smoky, light, dense, bitter, rich, roasted, juicy, fruity, frothy, and fun! Brews and Bites, is a casual, fun and entertaining pairing dinner priced at $69 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited, so reservations are essential. Please call: 561-278-3364

27 – Art Cinema at the Crest: Caddyshack-4:00pm and 7:30pm; tickets $10, members Free. 561-243-1922, DelrayArts.org

28 – Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce - Dealing with Mean People - 11:45am - 1:00pm-Laurie Glover, distinguished corporate trainer, is here to give you the tools and resources you need to handle mean people and walk away with your hide intact! Presented in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center. $10.00 (incl light lunch).Teri 561 278-0424, teri@delraybeach.com

28 - Craft Series – Knit ‘N Purl - presented by rotating facilitators. Delray Beach Public Library, (561) 266-0798 100 West Atlantic Avenue, www.delraylibrary.org

30 – Main Draw USTA Summer Smash Sectional Championships -presented by The Venetian® Las Vegas hosted by City of Delray BeachDelray Swim & Tennis Club. Competition in the Boys & Girls 12’s, 14’s, 16’s and 18’s divisions.  FREE admission to watch at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. 561-243-7360

30 - Arts Garage Presents - Jean Chardavoine Jazz 8pm.$25-45. Haitian-born but Brooklyn-bred guitarist and seasoned arranger presents the best of modern music and the future of jazz with a concrete manifestation of a new genre emerging: “Haitian jazz." A talented artist, a refined professional and a great musician, Jean has covered the gamut of musical styles and is well known around New York for his association with the great Dave Valentin, who also is a guest on two of his CDs. He has had the privilege of playing at Aretha Franklin's birthday bash with the Tito Puente, Jr. Orchestra. His latest release entitled "The Tribute" is an ode to the Haitian earthquake victims and homage to his roots. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

Exhibits:

1– August 9 –Art Work by Rick Ricketts & Photography by Judith Acker - Mr. Ricketts and Ms. Acker have graciously agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds of any sales back to the Library. Rick Ricketts came to South Florida at the age of ten and has been creating beautiful landscapes, paintings depicting the ocean and his natural surroundings in acrylic and oil paintings ever since. He is also an actor, entertainer and Elvis impersonator. Judith Acker is a talented photographer with a broad background in the study of art and photography. While in New York, Ms. Acker worked with the celebrated Magnum Photographers. She received an Associates’ degree in Photography from the Fashion Institute of Technology, a B.A. in Art & Education from Molloy College and an M.S. degree in Reading from Adelphi University. You won’t want to miss this exhibit at the Library!  Delray Beach Public Library, (561) 266-0798 100 West Atlantic Avenue, www.delraylibrary.org

1-August 24, 2014 – From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Paper as Art- Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission:  $5; children under 6 free.Paper, when transformed, manipulated, sculpted or cut into two and three dimensional art, can surprise and amaze the viewer with its flexibility, intricacy and beauty.  This exhibit features exquisite works in paper including sculptures, two-dimensional cut-outs, and more!  The 20 participating artists have been featured in galleries around the world.. Delray Beach Center for the Arts /  Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444, 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org.

1-31 Samurai Culture: Treasures of Florida Collections-Samurai Culture was organized by the Morikami Museum in conjunction with various collectors across. Florida. The exhibition features an array of samurai suits of armor and weapons fashioned during the Edo period (1600 – 1868). Also displayed are a variety of paintings and prints depicting samurai life made during both the Edo- and Meiji period (1868 – 1912). Although the samurai class was abolished soon after the Meiji Restoration of 1868, many samurai families held on to priceless armor, swords, helmets, sundry other adornments, and paintings and prints in commemoration of one of the most illustrious warrior classes in the world.  561-495-0233, morikami.org

1-31 -From A Quiet Place: The Paper Sculptures of Kyoko Hazama- While most of us are familiar with handmade Japanese paper or washi, incorrectly called rice paper, and the fascinating art of paper folding known as origami, few have seen Kyoko Hazama’s magnificent paper sculptures: delicate, intricately detailed and highly personal paper sculptures that she describes as “symbolic self-portraits.”  561-495-0233, morikami.org

1-September 28, 2014 - School of Creative Arts Showcase - Monday-Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; free admission. A multi-media exhibit showcasing drawings, paintings, collage, mixed media and photographs by adult and youth students and instructors. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre Galleries. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444.  Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission: $5; children under 6 free. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

9 – October 11 – 3 Artists Mixed Media- with Artists Barbara Newsom, Karen Rabin, & Arlene Harper. Delray Beach Public Library, (561) 266-0798 100 West Atlantic Avenue, www.delraylibrary.org

 

September:

 

1-30  - Shark Feeding & Shark Months- Tues-Sat - 10:30am, Sun1:30pm- $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org

1-30 – Alligator Feeding –Wed & Sat 1:00pm. $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org

1- Unity of Delray Beach Nurtrition Classes– Nutrition for Your Best Energy, Weight, Mood and Life! This interactive discussion will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m and it will cover nutrition essentials that everyone needs to know to live a healthy life. We will specifically focus on creating an eating and lifestyle plan for increased energy, healthy weight, balanced mood and stress management. We will also discuss what to do when you are doing everything “right”, and it’s just not working. We will finish with a fun demonstration of muscle testing. Free admission to event. Unity of Delray Beach is in Delray Beach, Florida, and is located between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale on the northwest corner of 101 NW 22nd St. at Swinton Ave., 22 blocks north of Atlantic Avenue. For more information call the church office Monday through Thurs., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 561-276-5796.

1-30 – Pottery Classes – Monday-Friday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. One-on-one beginning, intermediate, advanced instruction on the potter’s wheel; up to 3 people per 2.5-hour class. Learn how to wedge & center the clay, pull a cylinder, shape clay, add handles, lids & spouts to finish pieces. $40 including materials. 561- 862-9222

1-30 – Yoga Classes – Wednesdays. 9-10 a.m. Yoga postures (called asanas) work with your body to strengthen muscles that will support and help elongate your spine for improved postural alignment and balance. This creates a more youthful energy and efficiency of movement as well as a more youthful appearance. The end result is increased mental clarity, emotional stability, and a greater sense of overall well-being. Location is at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st Street.  Costs: $10 for residents and $15 non-residents (per class); 6th class is free. For more info, call (561) 243-7350

1-30 – QiGong (Chi Gong) Classes – Saturdays. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Participants will learn and practice ancient breathing and stretching techniques that are easy yet very effective. Perfect for our contemporary lifestyle. Leaves you feeling peaceful and comfortable in your body. Some of the benefits of these techniques, which originate from the Qigong and Yoga tradition, include restorative sleep, increased energy, more effective metabolism for weight stabilization, boosted immune system, reduced stress and much more! This class is dedicated to the Health, and Spiritual Development of All. Location is at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st Street. Costs: $5 for residents and $6 non-residents (per class). For more info, call (561) 243-7350

1-30 – Belly Dancing Classes – Wednesdays. 1p.m- 2 p.m. Belly dancing is a non-impact, weight-bearing exercise and is thus suitable for all ages. Many of the moves involve isolation, which improves flexibility of the torso, helps burn fat, improves circulation, increases joint flexibility and reduces stress.  Belly dance moves are beneficial to the spine, as the full-body undulation moves lengthen (decompress) and strengthen the entire column of spinal and abdominal muscles in a gentle way.  Dance with a veil while building and strengthening upper body, arms and shoulders. It is a good exercise for the prevention of osteoporosis in older people. Join and meet others who share your love for dance.  Belly dancing is a fun, safe, low-impact dance class for all ages. Location is at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st Street. Costs: $5 for residents and $6 non-residents (per class). For more info, call (561) 243-7350

1-30 - Pickleball - Delray Beach Community Center. Call for times - Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9-1 p.m.  Pompey Park Community Center - 8:30-11:15 a.m.  Daily. Fri. 6-8:30 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. $2. 561-243-7250 www.mydelraybeach.com
 
3 - The Southern Handcraft Society-, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, will hold its monthly meeting at the Senior Center at Veterans Park.  The center is is located on Atlantic Avenue at the Intracoastal. We start at 7 pm with dessert first.  Email Madeline at mhincken@gmail.com
 
3, 10, 17 & 24  - Socrates Café– Weekly discussion group facilitated by Claire Drattell & Don Clare - Delray Beach Public Library, (561) 266-0798 100 West Atlantic Avenue, www.delraylibrary.org
 
5 - Art Walk in Downtown Delray - 6-9pm - Stroll throughout downtown Delray Beach and a special night featuring special artist showings, jewelry, entertainment, receptions and more at over 14 Fine Art Galleries in Pineapple Grove District and along Atlantic Ave. Find that unique gift for the Bride and Groom! 561-243-1077, downtowndelraybeach.com/events
 
5 - Arts Garage presents ELSTEN TORRES - 8pm - LATIN POP - What do you get when you cross a Cuban-born, New York City-raised singer/songwriter with Miami’s off-center culture mix? You most likely wind up getting the sonic kaleidoscope of Elsten Torres. Elsten is a two-time Grammy-nominated and multiple BMI Award-winning singer/songwriter.  $25-35.  561-450-6357, artsgarage.org
 
5- Emerging Spanish Wine -6pm - $10/pp -   Tasting. Buy any 4 bottles and your tasting is FREE!  900 E. Atlantic Ave #3. The Wine Wave to RSVP please call 561-276-2076, wineontheave@gmail.com
 
5-7 – Main Draw USTA Summer Smash Sectional Championships -presented by The Venetian® Las Vegas hosted by City of Delray BeachDelray Swim & Tennis Club. Competition in the Boys & Girls 12’s, 14’s, 16’s and 18’s divisions.  Free admission to watch at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. 561-243-7360
 
6 - Arts Garage Presents MARKUS GOTTSCHLICH - 8pm - JAZZ $25-35. Austrian-born pianist and composer Markus Gottschlich belongs to the Young Lions of the Florida jazz scene. Like his own life story, Markus’ music reflects a unique blend of “old world” and “new world”.  561-450-6357, artsgarage.org
 
6, 13, 20, 27- Savor Our City Culinary Tours -11am - 2pm– Enjoy unique bites from both popular and off the beaten path jaunts while strolling through various districts and learning about the history and fun facts along the route. Tour includes 4 restaurants, and 2 specialty shops.  $65, reservations required.  800-979-3370, info@SavorOurCity.info

6- Murder on the Beach Bookstore- is pleased to announce The Authors Academy Writing Workshops for Tomorrow’s Authors. This workshop features Everyone Judges a Book By It's Cover. A great cover attracts buyers.  Learn what works for ebooks, hardcovers, paperbacks, and audio, and what doesn’t. Workshops are held at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, from 10am to Noon.  All instructors are multi-published authors. Charge for each workshop is $25 per person.  Please pay at the door. Cash, check or credit cards accepted. Reservation is required. For more information on this workshop call us at 561-279-7790 or visit www.FLauthorsacademy.com

6, 13, 20, 27 - The Writer’s Studio –10-12am- weekly Saturday morning program Contact Howard Gleichenhaus  561-638-7251 - Delray Beach Public Library, 561-266-0798 100 West Atlantic Avenue, www.delraylibrary.org

7 - Jazz Along The Intracoastal in Veterans Park– A  series of free, outdoor concerts featuring music by Love 94 Smooth Jazz radio. 12pm -4pm. Families, friends and visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets for an afternoon of outdoor fun. NOTE:  We love animals but for their safety, please leave your pet at home during the event.  Also note that alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the park. Veterans Park - For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at 561- 243-7252, mydelraybeach.com/parks-and-recreation
 
8 - Chiefs, Pawns & Warriors  - 2:00 pm  – Retired New York City firefighter Ron Parker will speak about his book Chiefs, Pawns & Warriors, a true life recount of his story on September 11, 2001, that unforgettable day in American history. Ron will take you on a journey through 20 stories of mangled steel, clouds of smoke and ash in his attempts to rescue thousands of civilians and lost firefighter brothers trapped beneath the fallen twin towers. His only choices were to be a chief, a pawn or a warrior because being a victim was not an option.100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL. 33444, 561-266-9490, delraylibrary.org
 
8, 15, 22 & 29  - Empowerment Zone- from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m – Delray Beach Public Library, (561) 266-0798 100 West Atlantic Avenue, www.delraylibrary.org
 
8 & 22 - Craft Series Quilting Bee –10am- Twice monthly quilting class presented by Karen Pugh & Linda Bouvier. Delray Beach Public Library, 561-266-0798 100 West Atlantic Avenue, www.delraylibrary.org
 
8, 15, 22 & 29 – Got Gaming? 5:15pm - Presented by Young Adult  Librarian Loanis Menendez-Cuesta. Delray Beach Public Library, 561-266-0798 100 West Atlantic Avenue, www.delraylibrary.org

9 - Chamber of Commerce Contacts & Cocktails -5:15pm-7:00pm at TAP Global Beer Collection. $10 in advance, and $15 at the door, you'll enjoy cocktails, conversations and culinary delights.  Non-members are invited to join in as well at $20 per person. 561-278-0424, patty@delraybeach.com

9 - Evening Book Group – The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes presented by rotating book group leaders. Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue, 561-266-0798,  www.delraylibrary.org

10 - Lifelong Learning Community Institute  – “The 2014 Midterm Elections: Analysis, Predictions & Historic Perspective” presented by Dr. Robert Watson   Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue, 561-266-0798,  www.delraylibrary.org

11 & 25 - Steel Drum Cruise - 7-9pm. Tickets are $25 per person and include our 2-hour sunset cruise with live entertainment. Delray Yacht Cruises,   561-243-0686, delraybeachcruises.com

12 - Arts Garage Presents Polly Gibbons/Shelly Berg- 8pm- blues/jazz/pop/special $25-35. Polly Gibbons’ warm, rich, soulful vocals and an innate blues sensibility have been likened to many of the jazz and soul greats. She brings her own storytelling and earnest depth alongside a unique humor and fun to performances. Shelly Berg, a renowned Steinway pianist, has been called “one of the finest pianists around in the early 21st century. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

12 - Sushi & Stroll - 5:30 PM - 8:00 - Summer nights in South Florida are something special, especially when they are augmented with taiko drums and a cultural backdrop that can't be beat! Add a cold drink, a breathtaking sunset and a walking path through a tranquil garden, and you've got Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks!  www.morikami.org/sushiandstroll 

12 & 26 - Craft Series – Knit ‘N Purl - presented by rotating facilitators. Delray Beach Public Library, (561) 266-0798 100 West Atlantic Avenue, www.delraylibrary.org

12- The U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors - Friday, 7:30 p.m.; free admission. This community concert will offer an evening of exceptional jazz by the internationally-acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors, the United States Army’s premier touring jazz orchestra.  As a component of The United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC, they go on tour each year presenting jazz concerts across America. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

12-21 - What I Learned in Fallsburg - Phil Hinton conducting the Delray Square Band And Featuring guest star Singer/Dancers for a Truly Unique Evening. Limited Engagement. Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm. Tickets only $22.50 with discounts for GROUPS of 10+. An evening of hits from Waldman's 35+-year career including lots of YIDDISH favorites, songs by Jewish composers, and an array of special treats performed by one of south Florida's most prolific veteran singer/actor, director, composer, lyricist, producer and stage directors.561-880-0319, www.DelraySquareArts.com
 
13 -Fish Printing at Morikami- Take a moment to create a craft between 12pm and 3pm. These activities are recommended for families with children ages 7 - 12. FREE with paid admission to the museum. Learn to make a Gyotaku, or traditional Japanese fish print.  Location: Classroom A.  morikami.org

13 - Ride and Remember Trolley -10am-12pm- 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 Spady Museum. When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! Illustrated with colorful stories of the personalities and happenings that influenced the growth of the city, the tour does more than relay facts – it draws the riders back in time. We invite you to climb aboard The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s popular, monthly “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour and enjoy the interactive, personalized stories of Delray Beach’s interesting origins and development. $20 www.spadymuseum.com

17 - Focus on Women presents Stylicious- Networking & Everything From Day to Night. 5:30-7:30pm - $25.00 per person, in advance. 35.00 for future members & at door. Join us and celebrate summer at the Delray Beach Club, 2001 S. Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach:  networking, vendor tables, a fabulous fashion show presented by students of Lynn University, food, drink and prize drawings!  561 278-0424 x105, patty@delraybeach.com

18 - How Dogs Make a Difference in People’s Lives – 2:00 p.m. Please join author Jo Jo Harder who will present a program titled “How Dogs Make a Difference in People’s Lives.”  Jo Jo has enjoyed wearing many hats in her lifetime – model, flight attendant, fashion designer & author. She has written two books, Diva Dogs: A Style Guide to Living the Fabulous Life and How to Become a Top Dog Model.   She also created one of the hottest dog competitions in America called “America’s Top Dog Model Contest®.  Join Jo Jo for a fun afternoon discussing one of America’s favorite pets. 100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL. 33444, 561-266-9490, delraylibrary.org

20  - Brew Bus Brewery Tour  - 12pm-5pm- $50/pp - Includes Bus and tastings at Due South Brewing in Boynton Beach, The Funky Buddha Lounge in Boca, and Saltwater Brewing in Delray. A $50 ticket price includes a tour at each facility AND everyone's first pint paid for at each brewery as well. The bus will also come fully stocked with complimentary Brew Bus Brewing beers and water to enjoy by everyone in between brewery stops. Limited to 20 people.  900 E. Atlantic Ave #3. The Wine Wave to RSVP please call 561-276-2076, wineontheave@gmail.com 

23 - Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Strategic Business Planning – The Basics - 11:45am - 1:00pm- Learn how to take your business to the next level with Strategic Planning experts Michael Greene and Roger Hietbrink of Taunton Hill Consultants; a one hour seminar teaching you skills you can use immediately to improve your business results. $10, non-members $20.Teri 561 278-0424, teri@delraybeach.com

24 - Delray Speaks - 7-8 pm. $5. A community forum dedicated to exploring relevant topics about culture, history, identity and heritage. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum 561-279-8883, www.spadymuseum.com

25 - Afternoon Book Group – 1pm - The Free World by David Bezmozgis presented by Librarian Kathleen Hensman. Delray Beach Public Library (561) 266-0798 100 West Atlantic Avenue, www.delraylibrary.org

27 -Collector Series IV Tasting 6pm - $50/pp. A unique opportunity to taste some of the most sought after, highly rated wineries, from selected vineyards. Gourmet food, and desserts included. Buy any 6 bottles tasted, and your tasting fee is waived! An evening not to be missed. Limited to first 18 people. 900 E. Atlantic Ave #3. The Wine Wave to RSVP please call 561-276-2076, wineontheave@gmail.com 

27 -Dancers with No Boundaries - This is an event that brings hundreds of professional dancers and artists together to help inspire and move our community towards helping a humanitarian cause. We bring you the best in the industry with dancers who have been featured in movies and shows. Open to the public you have an opportunity to be a part of the making of incredible art in efforts to fundraise for Invisible Children. Invisible Children helps rescue and rehabilitate kids who have been kidnaped and forced to join an army of rebels. This organization seeks for peace and prosperity for those affected. NTB Dance Studio 2875 S. Congress Ave Suite D. Delray Beach FL 33445. 561-706-3498, ntbdance.com

Exhibits:

1-September 28, 2014 - School of Creative Arts Showcase - Monday-Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; free admission. A multi-media exhibit showcasing drawings, paintings, collage, mixed media and photographs by adult and youth students and instructors. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre Galleries. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org  

1 – October 11 – 3 Artists Mixed Media- with Artists Barbara Newsom, Karen Rabin, & Arlene Harper. Delray Beach Public Library, (561) 266-0798 100 West Atlantic Avenue, www.delraylibrary.org

4-November 15, 2014 – Florida Watercolor Society 43rd Annual Exhibition. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission: $5; children under 6 free. This juried exhibition includes nearly 100 outstanding works in watercolor created by top Florida artists.  The exhibit coincides with the Society’s annual conference.Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org  

October:

1-31 – Pottery Classes – Monday-Friday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. One-on-one beginning, intermediate, advanced instruction on the potter’s wheel; up to 3 people per 2.5-hour class. Learn how to wedge & center the clay, pull a cylinder, shape clay, add handles, lids & spouts to finish pieces. $40 including materials. 561- 862-9222

3 - Art Walk in Downtown Delray - 6-9pm - Stroll throughout downtown Delray Beach and a special night featuring special artist showings, jewelry, entertainment, receptions and more at over 14 Fine Art Galleries in Pineapple Grove District and along Atlantic Ave. Find that unique gift for the Bride and Groom! 561-243-1077, downtowndelraybeach.com/events

9- On The Ave - 6-10pm, Pineapple Grove.  561-278-0424, ontheavedelraybeach.com

9- Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club - 8 pm; Vintage Gym; tickets $20 - on sale September 9th. Our "rising star" will be announced soon! Catch a Rising Star is a chain of comedy clubs founded in December 1972 in New York City. It has since spread to other areas across the country -- including right here in Delray Beach! The original club in New York City (which has since gone out of business) was notable for its role in starting the careers of many famous singers and comedians, many of whom became very successful in television, theater and film.  Big names such as Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart, David Letterman, Bill Maher, Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres and SO many others!  The list goes on and on.

18 - Lantern Festival in the Spirit of Obon - Inspired by Obon, Japan’s traditional three-day holiday honoring ancestors and thanking them for the quality of life enjoyed by the living, The Morikami celebrates the Lantern Festival in one fun-filled evening. Entertainment includes taiko drumming, traditional Japanese folk dancing, ghost stories, and a street fair with games and shop stalls. The highlight of the evening transforms Morikami Pond into a sea of lanterns which, in accordance with Japanese custom, guide the departure of ancestors’ souls who have come for a brief visit among the living. A special fireworks display caps the enchanting evening. Save the date for Lantern Festival on October 18, 2014! morikami.org/lanternfest

18 - How Dogs Make a Difference in People’s Lives -2:00 p.m. – Delray Beach Public Library. Please join author Jo Jo Harder who will present a program titled “How Dogs Make a Difference in People’s Lives.”  Jo Jo has enjoyed wearing many hats in her lifetime – model, flight attendant, fashion designer & author. She has written two books, Diva Dogs: A Style Guide to Living the Fabulous Life and How to Become a Top Dog Model.   She also created one of the hottest dog competitions in America called “America’s Top Dog Model Contest®.  Join Jo Jo for a fun afternoon discussing one of America’s favorite pets. 100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL. 33444, 561-266-9490, delraylibrary.org

24 - The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Luminary Gala - will celebrate business excellence and leadership at this year's Luminary Gala, Friday, October 24th, with an evening of fine dining, dancing and entertainment.  To contribute to the silent auction, please Click Here.  For chamber information, or to become a Chamber member please visit:  561-278-0424, www.delraybeach.com

Exhibits:

1 – October 11 – 3 Artists Mixed Media- with Artists Barbara Newsom, Karen Rabin, & Arlene Harper. Delray Beach Public Library, (561) 266-0798 100 West Atlantic Avenue, www.delraylibrary.org

4-November 15, 2014 – Florida Watercolor Society 43rd Annual Exhibition. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission: $5; children under 6 free. This juried exhibition includes nearly 100 outstanding works in watercolor created by top Florida artists.  The exhibit coincides with the Society’s annual conference.Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org  
November:

1-31 – Pottery Classes – Monday-Friday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. One-on-one beginning, intermediate, advanced instruction on the potter’s wheel; up to 3 people per 2.5-hour class. Learn how to wedge & center the clay, pull a cylinder, shape clay, add handles, lids & spouts to finish pieces. $40 including materials. 561- 862-9222

6-8 - Girls Night: The Musical - 8 pm, Crest Theatre. Tickets $40. This touching and hilarious 'tell-it-like-it-is' musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends.  Audience members can’t help but laugh, cry and even sing and dance in the aisles to some the most popular hit. Delray Beach Center for the Arts 561-243-7922, delrayarts.org

8 - 9- 3rd Annual Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival - Delray Beach continues its’ decade long tradition of producing unique and entertaining street festivals. Now in its third year the 2014 Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival offers visitors the opportunity to stroll the palm tree lined streets of Delray while enjoying a great glass of wine or a plate of delectable seafood. 561-278-0424, www.dbwineandseafood.com

21-23 - Atlantic City Boys- Four dynamic, lead singers perform 1960’s-style rock & roll harmonies in a fully produced stage show with live band. Popular music from The Drifters, The Beach Boys and, of course, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons will make it impossible not to be dancing in your seat! If you liked Jersey Boys, then you will LOVE the incredible Atlantic City Boys!  Crest Theatre at Delray Beach Center for the Arts. 561-243-7922x1, delrayarts.org

22 - Help a Neighbor Makeover Project (Paint-a-thon) - Habitat for Humanity of SPBC. Delray Beach. We will help paint at least 25 homes for low income, veterans, and persons with disabilities in Delray Beach (NW/SW from Linton to Atlantic areas 95 to Federal Hwy). Cost is 1,000 per home. Apply online or contact ANA Neira or Courtney Barnes 561-819-6070, www.habitatsouthpalmbeach.org

Exhibits:

4-November 15, 2014 – Florida Watercolor Society 43rd Annual Exhibition. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  Admission: $5; children under 6 free. This juried exhibition includes nearly 100 outstanding works in watercolor created by top Florida artists.  The exhibit coincides with the Society’s annual conference.Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

December:

1-31 – Pottery Classes – Monday-Friday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. One-on-one beginning, intermediate, advanced instruction on the potter’s wheel; up to 3 people per 2.5-hour class. Learn how to wedge & center the clay, pull a cylinder, shape clay, add handles, lids & spouts to finish pieces. $40 including materials. 561- 862-9222

4- 100ft Christmas Tree Lighting - The Delray Beach 100ft Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is one of the largest and most celebrated holiday events in Palm Beach County. Festivities begin at 5pm. A month long celebration kicks off with the lighting of the 100ft Christmas Tree on December 4th at 7:15pm.  Old School Square Park -  561-278-0424, 100ftchristmastree.com 

5-14 - A Chorus Line - For the first time ever, and in celebration of the Center’s 25th Anniversary, we will co-produce the iconic, Tony Award winning musical, A Chorus Line (music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante).  Centered on 17 Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, our production will be directed and choreographed by Kimberly Dawn (KD) Smith, who appeared on Broadway in the original show. Delray Beach Center for the Arts 561-243-7922, delrayarts.org

13 - Delray Beach Holiday Parade - 6:00pm - For details and information please contact Danielle Beardsley at Delray Beach Parks and Recreation 561-243-7277, beardsleyd@mydelraybeach.com

TBD - Holiday Boat Parade -  6:30pm - Santa Claus is cruising to town.  he flotilla of brightly-decorated boats line up at the Boynton Beach Inlet and motor south along the Intracoastal Waterway to the C-15 canal in Delray Beach beginning at 6:30 p.m. Viewing areas are located at the Boynton Harbor Marina and along the parade route. Remember to help a child in need this holiday season! Please bring new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. Free community event. No pets please. If you are interested in entering your boat into the parade, contact Amy at the Boynton Beach CRA – 561.600.9097, boyntonbeachcra.com

31 - First Night Delray Beach - Family friendly New Year's Eve Celebration.   561-278-0424, 100ftchristmastree.com

January 2015:

 

February 2015:

6 - 8 - 6th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest- www.dbgarlicfest.com - The Delray Beach Garlic Fest continues to live up to its reputation for being the premier food and entertainment event in South Florida. The event is dedicated to exploring the numerous health and culinary possibilities of garlic. Countless recipes and unique dishes have been created by professional chefs in the Garlic Chef cooking competition and by our Gourmet Alley concessionaires including Garlic Ice Cream, Argentinean Garlic BBQ and Garlic Fest crab cakes. The Garlic Fest has been featured on the Food Network and in countless national newspapers and magazines. $10 (EARLY BIRD PRICE & at the gate until 6:00 pm) Friday & Saturday. $20 (REGULAR PRICE at the gate after 6:00 pm) Friday & Saturday, $10 Sunday all day, Children 10 and under FREE

13-22 - Delray Beach Open by the Venetian Las Vegas -The Delray Beach Open by The Venetian® Las Vegas, the world’s only 10-day ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR & ATP WORLD TOUR event, which is televised nationally (Tennis Channel) and internationally in over 125 countries, and hosts over 50,000 spectators and more than 10 hospitality and amateur tennis events. visit www.yellowtennisball.com

28 - Spady Cultural Heritage Day "Spady Day" The old ways of living and thriving in Florida will come to life at the Living Heritage Day (a/k/a “Spady Day”), when the Tradition Bearers of Renaissance Park of Marianna, FL share how pioneers made household products, such as lye soap and straw brooms, and meals straight from the land. Activities for children and family, such as storytelling, a bounce house and face-painting, will be available. The fun will take place on the Spady Museum complex at 170 NW 5th Avenue in Delray Beach. 561-279-8883, www.spadymuseum.com/spady-cultural-heritage-day

March 2015:

13 - 14- 47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade-  - This year, the Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates its 47th year, rejoicing in our Irish heritage and honoring the service of the International Firefighters. The 2014 parade draws Marching Pipe & Drum Bands from around the world. In past years, marching firefighter bands from Dublin, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Canada and Australia have joined the festivities and traditionally play at the Irish Siamsa and Party. Join us for one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the nation and pay tribute to the brave Firefighters across the globe. For information on the Irish Siamsa and party, please contact Nancy Stewart at 561-279-0907 www.festivalmanagementgroup.com

28 - 29 - 1st Annual Bacon & Bourbon Festival - - From the creators of Delray Beach Garlic Fest, we proudly introduce our newest festival offering, The Delray Beach Bacon & Bourbon Fest. Plan to join us as we celebrate the most beloved food in the universe, Bacon and the ultimate American made spirit, Bourbon. At the heart of our festivals is our commitment to create fun-filled food-lover community events featuring unique foods and beverages. 561-279-0907, www.delraybaconandbourbonfest.com 

April 2015:

10 - 12- Chamber of Commerce 53rd Annual Delray Affair - - In 2015, the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 53rd year of the Delray Affair. Nicknamed the “Greatest Show under the Sun”, the Delray Affair is the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeast United States. The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Avenue, grounds of Delray Beach Center for the Arts and Old School Square Park. 561-278-0424, www.delrayaffair.com 

 

All dates, times and events are subject to change without notice.

This Document is produced by The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative, Inc., a partnership between the Community Redevelopment Agency, the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Delray Beach.  For more information about the Cooperative, call (561) 279-1380 ext. 108 or visit www.visitdelraybeach.org

 

 

 

 

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