Good Fun, Great Finds,Super Cause

Be sure to make time in you hectic Thursday schedule to pop into the Southend’s Norcross Patio for a shopping event to benefit The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation.  The Foundation is dedicated to fostering awareness, understanding and research for early-onset Bipolar Disorder. They are also on a Quest For The Test™ to find an empirical, biomarker test for Bipolar Disorder so that early detection and intervention become a reality.

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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

 

Celebrate National Shrimp Scampi Day at Marcello’s La Sirena

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If you’re looking for a delicious way to observe National Shrimp Scampi Day this Friday, April 29th (and who isn’t), reserve a table at the Southend’s standout Italian restaurant La Sirena.

The eatery’s signature Scampi Marcello, named after chef/owner Marcello Fiorentino, features four jumbo shrimp broiled in the shell and served with a sauce of garlic, mustard, sherry and butter. The dish, one of a menu-full of culinary delights, is the apropos way to celebrate this once-a-year buttery holiday.

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6316 S. Dixie Hwy.
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 585-3128

 

Forget Wonderland- Alice Takes on the Everglades in Ballet Alantica’s Performance

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Don’t miss a fun and comedic take on the classic Alice in Wonderland story. In this innovative performance by Ballet Atlantica, Alice is visiting family in Palm Beach and gets carried away to the Everglades by a hurricane. There she meets a Punk Rock Alligator, Palm Beach Bunny (white rabbit), Marsh Hare, Clewiston Cat (Cheshire), White Heron Queen, Red Rattlesnake Queen, US Sugar Fairy, and many more creatures who inhabit the Glades. Buy your tickets soon or you’ll be late be late for a very important date.

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Check Out What’s Cooking In SoSo

Looking for something to spark your child’s culinary creativity? The Junior League of the Palm Beaches is hosting their annual Kids In the Kitchen, Healthy Eating & Exercise Fair Saturday, April 23 from 10-1 at the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium. Kids will participate in  hands-on cooking demonstrations, a variety of exercise programs and interactive learning experiences at fun booths related to health, fitness and nutrition. Admission is free for ages 4-12 and their families, but reservations are required. Sign up by this Wednesday, April 13 to reserve your spot.

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Sweet Dreams at the South Florida Science Center

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Valentine’s Day may be over, but let the chocolate fountain continue to flow. Join the South Florida Science Center for their 11th Annual Science of Chocolate, this Saturday, February 20 from 11AM-5PM.

During this 6-hour event, visitors will learn the science behind how chocolate is made, the chemical properties of chocolate, as well as its potential health benefits. Activities include liquid nitrogen chocolate ice cream, frozen chocolate molds, chocolate samples, a never-ending chocolate fountain from Hoffman’s Chocolates, and chocolate-related crafts and activities.

It’s a delicious opportunity for chocolate-lovers of all ages.

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Dancing with Cranes at the Palm Beach Zoo

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Put on your dancing shoes for the next event in the Palm Beach Zoo’s Conservation Leadership Lecture.

International Crane Foundation Co-founder, Dr. George Archibald will be appearing on January 28 to discuss his his work over the last 40 years with these beautiful and majestic birds.

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From savingcranes.org:

“In 1973, when cranes were in a perilous situation and many were on the brink of extinction, Archibald, along with Cornell University colleague, Ronald Sauey, Ph.D., established the International Crane Foundation (ICF) in Baraboo, Wisconsin as the world center for the study and preservation of cranes. Today, ICF has over 50 employees and supports conservation projects in 45 countries. Archibald is a true conservation ambassador who uses his unique brand of crane diplomacy to work in sensitive places. He leverages the charisma of cranes to unite people from diverse cultures and countries to work together to preserve the landscapes necessary for the survival of both cranes and people.

Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada, Archibald received his undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1968, and completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1977. In recognition of his many accomplishments, Archibald has received four honorary doctorates and many awards including the Gold Medal from the World Wildlife Fund, a Fellows Award from the MacArthur Foundation, The Wildlife Conservation Medal from the Zoological Society of San Diego, the Lilly Medal presented by the Indianapolis Zoo, and the Douglas H. Pimlott Award from Nature Canada. In 2013, Archibald was awarded the Order of Canada on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, and received the inaugural Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership from the National Audubon Society. He and his wife, Kyoko, live in the Baraboo countryside where they enjoy gardening and aviculture.”

Doors open at 6 p.m. for this special event – which includes a cocktail hour featuring animal experiences and passed hors d’oeuvres.

Be sure  purchase tickets in advance online. 

The Southend Dinosaur Invasion

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Dinosaurs have invaded the Southend! Starting November 1 and running through April 15, visitors to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium will come face to face with giant prehistoric creatures at Dinosaurs Around The World: The Exhibition.

During this one-of-a-kind adventure, guests will become globe-trotting explorers alongside 13 life-sized roaring, breathing dinosaurs. Visitors will discover the amazing diversity that existed during the Age of the Dinosaurs as they travel from the fierce plains of Africa to the once tropical beaches of Antarctica.
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Join the SF Science Center on this global adventure from the inland seas of North America to the arid deserts of Brazil, to the polar darkness of Australia. Get up to date on the latest paleontological research, discover and name your own dinosaur, determine what colors dinosaurs actually were and find modern day dinosaurs right in your own backyard.

“This is not your grandmother’s dinosaur exhibit where you just go and you imagine what the dinosaur looked like,” said Kate Arrizza, Chief Operating Officer of the science center. “There’s no imagining. These dinosaurs in this exhibit, this is what they looked like.”

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Pop Culture Meets Cool Eats At Howley’s Art Show This Tuesday

Take a trip back in time with this art show dedicated to Pin-ups, Diners, Hot Rods and Soldiers of the USA.

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In April of 1950, Patrick J. Howleys opened the doors to a West Palm Beach institution; Howley’s Restaurant. Since that time the landmark has changed hands only three times, always maintaining the name and traditions of Howley’s.

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Address
4700 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Phone
561-833-5691

Hours
Sun – Thurs: 7am to 2am
Fri – Sun: 7am to 5am

Spend Some Wild Summer Nights At The Palm Beach Zoo

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When the sun is going down, the Zoo fun is just getting started this Summer at the Palm Beach Zoo’s Safari Nights. Mark these dates on your calendar and don’t miss any of the fun!

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Safari Night: Pirate Fest
Friday, June 19th 4:15-9:00 P.M.
Aarrrrgh ya going to join us? Put on your best pirate costume and be entered to win a $150 Palm Beach Zoo prize pack! We’ll have a DJ dance party, fun themed games and crafts, and face painting! Ye be invited to join us for this pirate kind of life. Walk the plank here.

Safari Night: Dinosaur/Jurassic Night
Friday, June 26th 4:15-9:00 P.M.
Jump back in time with us to explore the wild wonders of the Jurassic period! Dress up your little dinosaurs for a raawr’ing good time! We’ll have face painting, crafts, themed games and more! Click here if you dare.

Food Truck Safari
Saturday, June 27th 5:00-9:00 P.M.
Bring your appetite to this delicious safari! Enjoy live music by Shauna Sweeny and The Cuban Latin Show Band. The whole Zoo is open for you to explore while you make your way to the next food truck! Also, enjoy roving animal encounters and special keeper talks! Get hungry here.

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