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Wellington Bacon and Bourbon Fest begins March 23 – 25, 2018. Venture out of the usual weekend activities on a culinary journey on the welcoming grounds of the new Wellington Community Center and Amphitheater, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington.  Socialize with friends and enjoy America’s quintessential bourbon and eat excellent bacon inspired dishes.

What is bourbon exactly? Simply put, bourbon is a spirit made from at least 51% corn aged in new charred oak barrels.  It must be bottled at 80% or more and only in the United States of America. The use of the term "bourbon" for the whiskey has been traced to the 1820s, and the term began to be used consistently in Kentucky in the 1870s.  Bourbon may be made anywhere in the United States and is

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No need to travel extensively to sample something different.  Queen of Sheeba, located at 716 North Sapodilla Avenue, West Palm Beach, has been around the Northwood Historic District for years.  They opened their doors in 2006 as an acclaimed “soul food” restaurant. 

The Queen of Sheeba restaurant was the 2014 recipient of Palm Beach County’s Best Soul Food restaurant in Palm Beach County.  Having been voted the best, and given the excellence award the owners decided to expand their menu.  It seemed a natural transition to Ethiopian food.  The food is truly unique and extraordinarily flavorful.

The restaurant offers “ageless home-style food with innovative modern twists appealing to the curious, adventureous, and the experienced foodie!” The

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Palm Beach County's most unique breweries have teamed up with the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society, 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, in an effort to bring awareness to endangered animals. Sample South Florida's amazing beer from at least 25 local breweries.  On April 07, 2018, Brew at the Zoo 2018, between 5:30PM - 9:00PM, you will have the opportunity to tour the zoo and taste the beers these local area craftsmen have created.

Endangered species are those considered to be at risk of extinction, denotating that there are so few left of their kind that they could disappear from the planet altogether. The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society understands endangered species are threatened by factors such as habitat loss, hunting,

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The Waterfront Market at Harbourside Place, 200 North U.S. Highway One, Jupiter is an outdoor farmer’s market that takes place on the Riverwalk Plaza in Harbourside Place.  The year-round market takes place every Sunday from 10 am until 3 pm.  At different times you will find fresh produce, specialty foods, arts, crafts, baked goods, fashion, local art, jewelry and more. 

Farmers' markets link small local farmers with local patrons in a unique community get together. They serve a key role in our local food systems.  The fruits and vegetables you buy at the farmers market are the freshest and tastiest available. Much of the food found in grocery stores is highly processed and grown using pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and/or genetically

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Get your green on! Literally!  Show your passion for St. Patrick’s Day, as well as helping a worthwhile charity this evening, March 15, 2018. The Spa at PGA National, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens will gift a lucky, lucky lady and her “Irish eyes (will be) smiling” if selected as the most stylish female in green. A Spa Retreat package, courtesy of the Spa at PGA National, will be awarded to the most fashionable, emerald clad dressed woman.  Discover everything from the latest trends in fashion, accessories and beauty and skincare products at this evenings Ladies Night Out.

Tonight, Ladies Night Out, will benefit 211 HelpLine.  As a 501(c) 3 non-profit agency, 211 Palm Beach Treasure Coast, “is in its fourth decade of providing a

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Satisfy your sweet tooth one bite at a time.  It's common to crave sugar, and both men and women get sugar cravings for the same reasons. Sugar cravings stem from both physical and psychological causes. Did you know when you eat sugar your brain absorbs more of the amino acid tryptophan from your blood? Your brain uses tryptophan to manufacture serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of comfort and elevated mood. The effect on your mood is the same whether you eat fruit or refined sugar, however, consuming refined sugar can lead to wide swings in blood sugar levels, insulin resistance and nutritional deficiencies.  We all know that treats made with refined sugar don't contain the same healthy nutrients found in fruits.


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It is easy to see why succulents are one of the trendiest plant groups today. Their unique shapes, colors, textures and sizes add interest and contemporary interest to the décor of a room. They also look great on their own or paired with other succulents. Not to mention, they’re so easy to grow and can handle drought.

The climate in Palm Beach County can be thought-provoking when trying to garden.  Maybe you are a “green thumb” gardener or a weekend garden warrior fitting it in when you can, succulents are an easy fit.  Whether your goal is just maintaining a healthy landscape or creating an ever-changing tropical paradise, knowledge is the key when it comes to Improper watering is the biggest cause of succulents dying.  These plants have thick, fleshy

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Get ready to try some of the best gourmet food on wheels and enjoy live music in the park.  Food Truck Invasion is heading toward Downtown Lake Worth.  Check out the family friendly event happening the 2nd Mondays every month at the Cultural Plaza, 12165 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach.

Food trucks have evolved beyond the basic hot dog, hamburger or taco street food. The gourmet, catering restaurant on wheels of today include a broad range of culinary delights craved at outdoor, catered events.  Regardless of the setting, people are opting for healthier meal options. The idea that special events make it acceptable to overindulge without consequences is passé. The food trucks options help combine the elements of fun and convenience while serving

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TrawlerFest 2018 is more than a boat show passing through Stuart this weekend ending Sunday, March 11, 2018. It features a collection of “new and pre-owned cruising powerboats, the latest in marine gear and services, and first-class education & demonstrations”.

What’s a trawler you ask?  Recreational trawlers are pleasure boats which can endure long sea adventures.  It’s a boat with a noble cruising history - seaworthy, extremely safe and comfortable. They are also referred to as trawler yachts or cruisers. 

TrawlerFest 2018 is an experience you simply won't want to miss!  The trawling festival offers vendors and educators the opportunity to join the trawling community.  The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. Learn handy maintenance tips

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When in South Florida and looking for something slightly different to do on a Thursday evening, head on over to the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. The Norton Museum is hosting Art After Dark every Thursday evening between 5:00pm and 9:00pm.

With the Norton being open in the evening on Thursday nights, you may visit the galleries, appreciate the exhibits, art workshops, lectures and more.  The evenings have a lively “happy hour” vibe through culture and entertainment.

The museum has a mix of contemporary art and art throughout the ages. It features over 7,000 works, with a concentration in American, European, and Chinese art as well as in contemporary art, photography and sculpture gardens.   

The museum will highlight Jean-Michel

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