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Luckily, we live in South Florida where the weather is gorgeous year-round for a barbeque. So, don’t put that grill away.  Barbecuing techniques include smoking, roasting, braising and grilling.  Seems to be the most common and is done over direct, dry heat, usually over a hot fire for a few minutes. Throughout the summer, barbeque picnics are plentiful and a wonderful thing to do with family and friends. Most BBQ’s offer the standard options of hot dogs and hamburgers on the beach, on the boat or near the pool. 

Now that fall has arrived don’t shut down the outdoor kitchen, try something different on the BBQ.  Have you ever tried cauliflower steaks? Cauliflower steaks are delicious and so flavorful with an herb topped sauce.  It is good as an

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This October, The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens is transforming into the Batty Manor Haunted House this Halloween season. The Grand Court of the mall will feature a silly-spooky haunted house.

All are welcomed to come and check out house in their Halloween costumes. There will also be an interactive photo booth, retail and restaurant pop-up shops, arts and crafts, and much more.

Batty Manor is home to Boogah and Hoogah, two of the goofiest goblins that perform live sing-a longs and Halloweens shows daily.

The Manor Haunted House will also feature the Hoogah’s Horrible House Party Show from Saturday, October 26th through Thursday, October 31st at 1 pm daily.

In addition to these two events, the Garden’s Mall Kid’s Club is also hosting a Spooky Soiree

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Did you know that this week is National Wildlife Refuge Week? You can celebrate with FREE family friendly activities at the Hobe Sound Nature Center.

Wednesday, October 16th at 9am – Join Hobe Sound Nature Center at the Hobe Sound Refuge Beach (North Jupiter Island) for a “nat chat” and walk to see what the ocean has brought ashore. (Bring your own Binoculars).

Thursday, October 17th at 1pm – At the Nature Center for a Seahorse program, followed by the Hobe Sound Nature Center Seahorses and lagoon tank feeding.

Friday, October 18th at 1pm – At the Nature Center for “Snakes Alive” presentation, followed by a feeding demonstration of Hobe Sound Nature Center’s Teaching Snakes.

Saturday, October 19th from 10:00am – 12:00 pm – Join at the

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Calling all aspiring Scientists, The River Center in Jupiter is hosting their Mad Science Lab Halloween Party this October.

Grab your lab coat and safety googles for a Halloween explosion at the Mad Science Lab’s Halloween experiment. The event will include science demonstrations and experiments, crafts, games, hayrides, Campfire and smores, treat or treating and much more.

Costumes are welcomed and encouraged for the party. The Halloween bash is on Friday, October 18th at 6 pm at The River Center. The cost is attend is $3 dollars per person or $10 dollars per family of four or more.

Registration is required for the event. To register, click here.

The River Center is located at 805 N US Highway One in Jupiter.

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is preparing for another Sea Turtle Release this week.

Howard, an adult male loggerhead sea turtle was found in March near Fort Pierce with an unintentional boat strike to its back flipper, tail and marginal carapace. When the turtle was brought to the center, the wounds appeared to be a few days old. During Howard’s stay, the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center monitored the sea turtle’s progress and gave him antibiotics and fluids.

According to the calendar, Howard’s injuries were completely healed and has been cleared to be released back into the ocean this week.

When: Thursday, October 17th
Time: 10:30 am with pre-release procedures beginning at 10 am
Where: The beach across the street from the

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Come out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather in Downtown Stuart while shopping at the 20th Annual Stuart Craft Festival.

On Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th from 10:00am – 5:00pm, you can shop local and traveling crafters. From photography, paintings, sculpture, soaps and lotions, jewelry and lots more! There are also over 70 gift shops, delicious restaurants and cute little clothing boutiques that line the downtown Stuart street. Don’t miss out on this free, family fun event.

Where: Downtown Stuart – 26 SW Osceola Street

When: Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission: Free

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What is Fire Fest? Fire Fest is a popular event to teach the community the crucial role of prescribed fire in protecting Florida’s native wildlife and plants.

Free family activities include: day and night fire demos, Smokey the Bear, Fire Trucks, Kid’s activities and prizes, live music, a spooky trail, marshmallow roasting and a whole lot more! There will also be some special activities that will require a small fee, such as: Interactive hayrides, swamp buggy trail rides and a giant obstacle course and toddler bounce house. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets for the special events will go quickly, but you can purchase advanced tickets online.

Admission into Jonathan Dickinson State Park still applies. $6 per vehicle (up

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The annual Pumpkin Fest at Harbourside Place is back again for another year. The Pumpkin Fest is one of the best fall festivals in Palm Beach County.

On Saturday, October 19th head to Harbourside Place in Jupiter for the ultimate fall activity. The free fun filled day includes a costume contest for kids, treat-o-treating at more than 50 vendors and around Harbourside Place, a giant Pumpkin Patch, face painting, games and much more.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Chasin A Dream Foundation, for local children who are battling illnesses.

Event Details:
When: Saturday, October 19th
Where: Harbourside Place in Jupiter
Time: 11 am to 4 pm

For more information, click here to visit their Facebook page.

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The Fall season is upon us and what better way to enjoy the Fall than head to the Boca Raton Pumpkin Patch Festival this October.

The festival is fun for the whole family and includes a giant pumpkin patch, carnival rides, Fall photo opportunities, a Scarecrow Village, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Cornstalk Maze, local food vendors and Pumpkin Beer Bars.

The festival is taking place on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton.

Tickets are $20 dollars per person and includes a one-day General Admission ticket, an Unlimited Carnival ride Wristband and access to all the Fall attractions. Food, drinks, pumpkins, and pumpkin decorating supplies are not included in the price of the ticket. Tickets are for

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The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society is hosting their 21st Annual Boo At The Zoo event during the month of October.

The No-So-Scary Halloween tradition continues and brings a very spookacular but very safe and fun trick-o-treat experience for children of all ages. In addition to the treat-o-treating, there will be character meet and greets, WILD zoo prices, a DJ dance party, kid’s activities, costume contests and much more.

Boo At The Zoo Schedule:
Friday, October 18th: 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday, October 19th: 9 am to 9 pm
Sunday, October 20th: 9 am to 9 pm
Friday, October 25th: 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday, October 26th: 9 am to 9 pm
Sunday, October 27th: 9 pm to 9 pm

For more information, click here to visit their website.

The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation

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