Help the Palm Beach Zoo Go Nutty for Squirrel Monkeys

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Who wouldn’t want to see this adorable face? Help the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society introduce their four squirrel monkeys,  Marge, Mary, Rocky and Sarah, to the world. The monkeys are currently living behind the scenes at the zoo, but you can help them take center stage.

Power2Give project, in conjunction with the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, is raising money for a new in-Zoo habitat for the four monkeys. Their own habitat will allow these monkeys a better life and enable zoo visitors to experience their playful, affectionate and charismatic personalities.

Any dollar amount is appreciated and all donations will be matched, so your generosity will be felt two-fold. Those able to give $500 or $1,000 will also receive the following benefits:

$500 – A special note of thanks from a squirrel monkey zookeeper, personal “Thank You” mention with your name recognized as a donor during the Grand Opening Ceremony debuting the new Squirrel Monkey habitat plus a one-of-a-kind Animal Art creation made for you by the squirrel monkeys

$1,000 – All of the above plus an additional Animal Experience (choose from the Capybara Experience, Aldabra Tortoise Experience, Sloth Experience or Black Bear Experience)

There are only three days left to make a donation, so act soon!  

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1301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 547-WILD (9453) /


Bring your Family to SENA’s Spook-tacular Halloween Party this Thursday at Dixie Grill & Bar

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Don’t wait until Friday to get your family’s BOO on. The South End Neighborhood Association is throwing its annual Halloween Party this Thursday at Dixie Grill and Bar. Relax on the outside patio with your family and neighbors for an evening of food, friends and fun. Kids are encouraged to dress up and participate in the costume contest.

October 30th
5:30 – 7:00
Dixie Grill and Bar
5101 S Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
(561) 586-3189

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No Boys Allowed! Girls Discover the Fun of Science and Math in the Science Center’s GEMS Club.


Girls in grades 3-8 are invited to join the South Florida Science Center for its GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math & Science) Club on the last Tuesday of every month from 5-7 PM. This free monthly event is a great way to introduce girls to the world of STEM with hands-on activities designed to emphasize its fun possibilities. Each session will also feature an inspirational female guest speaker who has achieved a successful career in a science, technology, engineering or math field.

Check out the exciting themes for upcoming dates:
October 28- Awesome Aviation
November 25- Marine Madness
December 30- Computer Craze

Registration is required. Call (561) 370-7710 or visit

‘Paint & Wine’ this Father’s Day at Joyful Artist’s Studio

Joyful Artist Studio & Creative Lab

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Take a break from the family festivities this father’s day Sunday, June 15th, with an afternoon wine and paint session at ‘Joyful Artist Studio’ located at 7000 S. Dixie Highway, right behind ‘A Couple Gals Full Service Salon.’

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Upcoming FCAT Schedule for South Olive Elementary

It’s FCAT Season for Palm Beach County Schools! South Olive Elementary will not be allowing visitors or volunteers on campus for the following dates:

-April 16th-17th for FCAT Reading

(grades 3-5)

-April 21st-22nd for FCAT Math (grades 3-4)

and Science (grade 5).


5th grade students will be taking Computer based Math Assessments from April 23rd – May 2nd. Individual class schedules TBA.


Rusty Barge by Summa Beach Finally Removed!

Summa Beach barge finally moved

Palm Beach Post

Residents of the Southend who enjoy walking or jogging along Flagler Avenue can rejoice because after 4 months, the massive rusty barge off of the coast of Summa Beach has finally been removed.

The barge was towed away on Wednesday, March 19th, after months of resident’s complaints.

(Information gathered from Palm Beach Post article.)


April 5th: ‘Dark Sky Party’ at the South Florida Science Center and Museum

On Saturday, April 5th, from 8-10 PM, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium will be having a ‘Dark Sky Party’. The event will give visitors an opportunity to view astronomical objects through telescopes, learn about the solar system, the night sky, galaxies, and the universe with fun hands-on activities.

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March 28th: Movie Under the Stars at the Palm Beach Zoo

At 7:30 PM on Friday, March 28th, the Palm Beach Zoo will be showing the movie ‘We Bought a ZOO’ for its monthly ‘ZOOvies’ presentation. As always. it’s a great event for the whole family.

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New Green Market in the Southend: Every other Saturday at the Palm Beach Zoo!

The Palm Beach Zoo will is now hosting a Green Market every other Saturday starting on March 8th and ending on June 28th, 2014. Local produce stands, and sustainably harvested items will be available for purchase near the exit gate from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM every other Saturday. The next one coming up is March 22nd, so make sure not to miss it! You can contact Green Market Coordinator, Krista Gardner, with questions or requests for a vendor packet and visit the event website for more information.

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March 21: Food Truck Safari at the Palm Beach Zoo

On Friday, March 21st, from 5:30-9:30 PM, the Palm Beach Zoo will be hosting a ‘Food Truck Safari’. The zoo will be bringing in several food trucks in the evening for guests to enjoy a night at the zoo. There will be live music at the Interactive Fountain Plaza and the Mayan Plaza, along with Zoo Keeper talks and close-up animal encounters.

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