Run and Fun In the Southend This Saturday

It’s a Saturday filled with activity and adventure in the Southend this weekend.

Pound your protein smoothie and throw on your running shoes for the Stacey Konwiser Memorial Save the Tiger 5K  at the Palm Beach Zoo. This year’s race is all the more special as it pays tribute to the life of the Zoo’s beloved Lead Keeper and her love of all cats…especially tigers.

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In honor of Stacey, Team AC-27, named after her radio call sign and comprised of several zookeepers and other staff, will also be running and walking in the race. Team AC-27’s ‘virtual team’ is now comprised of 120 people across 17 states! There will also be a ‘Remembrance Table’ in the fountain area where attendees can leave notes of encouragement for Stacey and her loved ones.

You’ll run or walk through the beautiful paths of Dreher Park and finish the race inside the Palm Beach Zoo passing the Tiger River habitat where 2 of the Zoo’s 4 Malayan tigers reside. You’ll also run past wallabies, Fennec foxes, New Guinea singing dogs, ocelots, and siamang gibbons on your way to the finish line at the fountain plaza.

Your registration includes admission to the Zoo for the day and discount coupons for friends and family to see you finish and explore the Zoo for the day. And, for the first time ever, every runner/walker registered will receive a shirt. (Note: The first 650 registered will be able to pick up their shirt at a packet pickup location or at race day check-in. Everyone from #651 on will get their shirt after race day.)

The Malayan tiger is the most endangered of the 5 remaining species of tigers. It’s estimated that there are fewer than 250 in the wild. The Palm Beach Zoo works closely with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), supporting species and habitat research and protection at Endau-Rompin National Park in Malaysia. A portion of each participant’s race registration fee helps fund the Zoo’s involvement with WCS.

Awards will be given in the following categories:
Top 3 Overall Male & Female
Top 3 Masters Male & Female
Top 3 Male ages 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
Top 3 Female ages 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80

Ready to find your stride? It’s not too late. Registration info and prices can be found here.

Cool down and tech up by walking over to the nearby South Florida Center and Aquarium for their Palm Beach Mini Maker Fairehosted in partnership with Hacklab North Boynton.

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This Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

Bring the whole family and experience DIY robotics, Soldering Workshops, 3D Printing, Drones, Live Science Demos, Glass Blowing, Local Artists and so much more.

To find out more and RSVP, click here.

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Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405-3035
(561) 547-9453

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South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
4801 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 832-1988

 

Lego Lovers Unite At The South Florida Science Center

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Calling all blockheads. If you know a Lego enthusiast between the ages of 9 and 14, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium has the perfect opportunity for building on their passion. The Center is currently forming the FIRST LEGO League.

This popular program introduces students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface.

The Team will meet once per week from 6pm-8pm, with a complete schedule posted soon.

Space is limited and the deadline to sign up is tomorrow, August 1. Don’t miss out!

Click here to apply.

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4801 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 832-1988

Put Some Science Fun In Your Sunday At South Florida Science Center’s Festival Del Mar

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Join the the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium this Sunday from 12-4P for its Festival del Mar in partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Library System, El Sol- Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center, Humana Health Insurance and the Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Activities include:

  • Live Music
  • Cultural Dance Performances
  • Bilingual Feeding Shows
  • Touch Tank Demonstrations
  • Storytime
  • Arts & Crafts

Admission for this special event is free for members, $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and free for children under 12. For more information, please call (561) 832-1988.

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Phipps Park Spring Baseball- The Countdown to Opening Day Begins

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Get ready for peanuts and Cracker Jacks- Phipps Park’s Opening Day is only a month away. The Spring season begins on Saturday, February 28.

But before the first pitch, there are plenty of of activities for little sluggers. Pull out your calendar and mark down these important dates.

T-Ball Clinic: Tuesday, Jan 27th
All registered T-Ball players are invited to a baseball clinic this Tuesday Jan 27th @ 6:15pm. The clinic will run until 7:30pm. (It is recommended that you arrive at 6:00 to get started on time)

Registrations: Jan 27 & Jan 31st
T-Ball players not registered, but interested in taking part on Tuesday’s baseball clinic, can register between 5:00-6:00, prior to the start of the event. Please report to Field #1.

All players other than T-Ball may register while the booth is open this Tuesday from 5:00-6:00.

Seniors availability is very limited with very few spots open. Any players wishing to sign up, may be placed on a waiting list. If so, parents will be contacted on a first-come first-served basis upon availability.

Evaluation Day: Jan 31st
All pre-registered players (other than Blast-Ball players) should come to the evaluation area between 9:30 to 11:30am. If you want to sign up your child that day, come early at 8:00am so they may still report to the evaluation.

Team Selections
After the evaluation day, each division will conduct their team selections, between Feb 4-6. The coaches will then be contacting the parents regarding the start of practices.

The players will attend their practices leading to Opening Day February 28th.

Blast-Ball parents will be contacted in mid-February for their pre-season meeting prior to Opening Day.

For more information or questions, visit www.phippsparkbaseball.com or email Lloyd Walker at lwalkersinc@bellsouth.net.

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