Go Green This Saturday

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Looking for a family-friendly (and eco-friendly) activity this weekend? Check out the e4 Life Green Health & Wellness Expo at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium this Saturday, July 23 from 10A-4P.

It’s an opportunity for the community to learn more about healthy living, sustainable initiatives and environmental conservation.

In partnership with the West Palm Beach Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, the Expo features fun and educational activities for the entire family – all promoting a healthy lifestyle though vendor exhibits, demonstrations, give-a-ways, tastings and much more.

Activities include healthy food preparation demonstrations, gardening workshops, information about carbon footprint reduction, energy efficiency, transportation, environmentally preferable purchasing and other sustainable/conservation subjects. Representatives from the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society will be there to discuss their on-site conservation programs.

RGF Environmental will also be on-site at the e4 Life Expo with the “LamborGreenie”. Don’t miss your chance to take a picture with this extremely rare, eco-friendly electric car that’s based on the famous Lamborghini Diablo.

FREE Planetarium Shows during the event
“Life of Trees” @ 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm
“The Earth and Me” @ 12pm, 2pm & 4pm

Ticket price is included with general paid admission to the Science Center and free for Science Center members.

For more information, call (561) 832-1988.

 

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Get Your Grub On At The Palm Beach Zoo’s Food Truck Safari

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Start skipping dessert now so you’ll be plenty hungry for the Palm Beach Zoo’s Food Truck Safari this Saturday, June 18th. Gates open at 4:30pm, truck windows open at 5:00pm, last ticket sold at 8:15pm, Zoo closes at 9:00pm.

It’s an eat, drink and be merry extravaganza.

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Food trucks scheduled to appear include:

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DRINK: 
Beer and Wine is available for the 21+ set.
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PLUS- Barrel of Monks Brewing will be doing a tap takeover and featuring the first kegs of this summer’s batch of Abbey Terno and their always popular White Wizard Wit.

BE MERRY:
Enjoy live music by The Shin Dig Duo and Andre Michaud.

Zoo admission for the Food Truck Safari is
$10 for adult non-members
$9 for adult members
$7 child non-members
$6 child members
Under 3 free.

Food and beverage purchases are NOT included in admission. Trucks accept cash and most credit cards.

Purchase advance tickets here.

 

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

 

Get Beach Ready in the Southend

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Is “Hitting the Sand” at the top of your To-Do list this weekend? Be sure to head out fashionably equipped with these beach elements available at our fave local outdoor stockist Norcross Patio.

A Lovin’ Summer beach tent is stylish sun protection sure to get you noticed. With designs inspired by some of the world’s greatest beaches from Santorini to South Beach, these fabulous tents make light work of sand set-up (easily assembled by one person in a few simple steps).

 

Don’t let a damp bikini be the wet blanket of your ocean experience. These chic, splash-proof pouches from California-based Aloha Collection are beach bag essentials for keeping things dry.

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Drink in the delicious flavors of Coola sunscreen. Inspired by cocktails (like Citrus Mimosa) and tropical tastes (like Guava Mango), Coola is both eco-conscious and largely organic. Its Farm to Face® sourcing philosophy makes it our sunscreen go-to.

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Pop in and load up on beach treats for the sunny days ahead!

Norcross Patio
5023 S Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 547-4769

Small Business, Big Impact: Don’t Miss Small Business Saturday in SoSo

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Forget Black Friday with its 5AM wake-up call and the possibility of trampling and fist fights to secure gifts. Enlightened shoppers know Small Business Saturday is the way to roll during this Holiday Season. Last year, 88 million consumers opted to shop small on the holiday gem that falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

American Express created Small Business Saturday six years ago to celebrate and support small businesses- which have an incredible impact on local communities. The one-day event has since become anything but small. With local retailers, restaurants, spas and more all taking part, consumers are poised to grab some great gifts and effect some great local benefits.

Want to do a little SoSo shopping this Small Business Saturday and support our community? Stop by SoSo’s local businesses including…

Norcross Patio & Gifts
5023 S Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

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Kaffee Garden Spa
4100 S Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

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All Products are 25% Off
DERMALOGICA * JURLIQUE * JANE IREDALE *GEHWOL *
VORHEES CHOCOLATES * EVERYTHING IN OUR BOUTIQUE!

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
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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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Come Say Hello To My Little Friends At The Palm Beach Zoo

frogLooking for a way to entertain your pint-sized peeps this weekend? Tomorrow, Saturday, May 9 at 11:00 AM is the Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony of the Palm Beach Zoo’s newest attraction- the Frog Bog.

Preselected Zoo Members will release frogs into the habitat, and guests will hear a special Keeper Talk about native Florida amphibians and the important role they play in the ecosystem.

There’s plenty of fun to go with the learning. Children will enjoy frog-themed crafts and games, froggie face painting, giveaways, and a “follow the frog” scavenger hunt through the Zoo.

Bring your kids for a “hopping good time”.

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

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

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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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This Weekend at the Palm Beach Zoo: Breakfast With the Bunny!

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This weekend is ‘Breakfast With the Bunny’ at the Palm Beach Zoo. Activities will include a buffet style breakfast, an egg hunt, animal encounters, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny!

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