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Is learning another language something you'd like to do? Try joining the West Palm Beach conversation group that meets weekly to practice the Italian language with local Italians. 

Every Saturday, the Multilingual Language and Culture Society meets for two hours to practice and improve Italian. Classes are $40 and are held at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. 

Learn the basics, discuss various subjects, and initiate conversation with your group.

Get ready for a trip to Italy by learning the language at the fun and interactive language meetings held every week. The next class is tomorrow, January 20th at 1 p.m.

For more information and registration, call 561-228-1688 or email

210 S. Olive Ave., West

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Join Due South Brewing Company in Boynton Beach for Trench Day, the annual beer festival held every January to celebrate the release the brewery's Mariana Trench Imperial Stout. Theaward-winning beer is made with vanilla and cocoa and is 10% alcohol by volume.

Sample more than 40 beers at the festival all from Due South. From beers not brewed in years to ones distributed around the state, come enjoy unique tastes and a good crowd at the Trench Day celebration this Saturday. Get unlimited beer sampling, take your pick to eat at one of the many food trucks on site, and guaranteed access to 16 ounce cans of the famous Mariana Trench Imperial Stout. The festival is from 3- 6 p.m. 

2900 High Ridge Rd., Boynton Beach, FL 33426.

For FAQs, the beer

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The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum is filled with everything Florida. In the Historic Courtroom Gallery, you'll find pictures and posters at exhibitions that feature work from Florida photographers, film makers, and more. 

The current exhibit in the Historic Courtroom is called "Visions of Florida: Clyde Butcher," and displays images of Florida nature by one of the best landscape photographers in the country, Clyde Butcher. His photos show the areas of the state untouched by man and capture the beauty of our paradise. His work will be on display through the end of the month.

February through March will showcase "Centennial Faces," photographs by Alvan Harper from 100 years ago. The photos are of African-Americans in

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On the third Thursday of every month, Arts Garage, a growingly popular art gallery in Delray Beach, hosts a free art stroll. 

The art show invites local artists and craftsmen to come display their original work. The stroll supports and celebrates the local art scene and is a good way to meet new people, learn the artists' inspiration, and discover new creations. 

Locals and tourists alike enjoy gathering together each month at the art stroll in Delray. One of the fastest growing art scenes in the area, the Arts Garage has been ranked the Best gallery in Delray on Trip Advisor. 

If you are an artist, come showcase your work at the art stroll. There is a $15 exhibitor fee for a space. Sell your original crafts and be apart of the unique

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Walls are typically routine; the only "options" we have are pretty much just placement and color. Until now, that is, as innovative designers and entrepreneurs have come together to recreate walls from the most efficient to the most unique.

Thermal Wall Insulators

One of the biggest problems in residential construction is condensation getting into wall cavities, which causes mold and mildew. This happens when one section of a wall conducts heat faster than another, also making the home less comfortable during colder weather. However a new thermal insulation coating has been invented to prevent that from happening. It's called Aerolon coating, a resin-based coating that peels and sticks to walls to thermally insulate them. The product can be

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The Florida Jazz & Blues Jam is back on Saturday, January 27th at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton.

This year's lineup features Dr. John, six-time Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee known world-wide as the embodiment of New Orleans music. Other headliners include The Devon Allman Project, Walter Trout, Kenny Neal, and Marcia Ball. 

The Devon Allman Project brings together special guest musicians performing favorites and originals for a show you won't want to miss. Walter Trout is a legendary guitarist in the blues world. His newest album, released just months ago, is already #1 on the Billboard Music charts. Adding to the all-star lineup, Kenny Neal is an award-winning, second-generation Louisiana bluesman who

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Hawk's Bluff is a gateway to a hidden world on the Florida east coast. Apart of the Savannas Preserve State Park, Hawk's Bluff is one of three entrances to the park, but definitely the most spectacular. 

The savannas are a 10 mile stretch of low-lying open wetlands from Jensen Beach to Fort Pierce. In these freshwater marshes you can see many different birds, turtles, fish, and even deer. 

Hawk's Bluff is in Jensen Beach atop one of the highest points in the area and just over a mile from the ocean. The trail is a 1.1 mile hike down sand dunes into the wetlands. The end of the trail hikes back up onto another hill that has a stunning view overlooking miles of wetlands. It is a beautiful area that is a secret among locals for its incredible

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"Albert on the Avenue" is Boynton Beach's newest art installation on E. Ocean Avenue in the city's cultural district. 

The outdoor exhibit features 6 massive painted metal sculptures created by one of the world's most prominent metal sculptors, Albert Paley. The 6 pieces weigh a total of 17 tons. The colorful "Cavalcade" stretches 40 feet high, making it the tallest public art in Palm Beach County. 

The incredible display is along the blue Atlantic Ocean, making it a serene area to walk and very easy to navigate. The self-guided tour will take about 30 minutes to explore. A cool feature; Each sculpture has a plaque with a code you can enter into your smart phone for descriptive commentary from artist Albert Paley. 

The art will be on the

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The Costume Museum at the Wick Theatre in Boca Raton is a display unlike any other around. 

It houses the finest costumes ever worn on the Broadway stage made by some of the most famous designers in the history of the American Musical Theatre. The costumes are from more than 35 Broadway production and are valued at more than $20 million. 

The museum is presented in an interactive environment with a tour guide. Get a close look at attire worn for "Titanic," "Camelot," "Dracula," "My Fair Lady," and much more.

Come see this beautiful showcase at the incredible Wick Theatre. 

7901 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, FL 33487.

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Join the River Center in Jupiter for their seasonal bonfire! 

This Friday, January 19th, kick back and relax at the family fun Tropical Oasis Campfire. Enjoy a special screening of the hit new Disney movie, Moana, challenge your friends and family to a game of limbo, and make smores and crafts and more! Tropical attire will have you fitting right in; hula skirts and leis a plus. The cost is $5 per person or $20 for families of 4+. The event takes place outdoors at the River Center from 6- 9 p.m. RSVP at 561- 743-7123. 

805 US-1, Jupiter, FL 33477.

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