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The Town of Jupiter and the Village of Tequesta are nestled between Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart. Both areas cater to the outdoor style, as they wrap around the Loxahatchee River and Intracoastal Waterway, which provide incomparable views to residents. For this reason, water sports and boating are abundant. Jupiter and Tequesta also offer their share of championship golf courses and pristine beaches frequented often under consistently sunny skies.

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Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day, a day dedicated to educating the public and to help end pollution. The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach is hosting an Earth Day event this Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm.

The family friendly event plans to bring important local organizations together that are dedicated to protecting the environment and raising awareness in our communities. The event will also feature fun activities for the whole family including a Discovery Hunt and interactive learning stations.

The Earth Day celebration that was held last year has now been revamped for this year featuring several members from the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, Manatee Lagoon, and other organizations will be at the event

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is a non-profit sea turtle hospital, rehabilitation and research center. The center’s mission is aimed to protect and promote the oceans ecosystems and to be one of the leading destinations to provide for injured and endangered sea turtles before being released back into the ocean.

Guest who visit the Loggerhead Marinelife Center can support the sea turtles through their ‘Adopt a Sea Turtle’ program. It cost $35 dollars to adopt a sea turtle and your adoption money benefits the center for the continued care and research for the sick and injured sea turtles, and to further the study of loggerhead, leatherbacks, and green sea turtles that nest along the Juno Beach and Jupiter beaches.

Through the adoption

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The Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach hosts a weekly outdoor yoga session every Thursday from 9 am to 10 am. Haute Yoga studio in the Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach has announced that their weekly outdoor yoga sessions have been approved by the Town Council.

Haute Yoga has opened in the plaza five years ago when they plaza was just offices and salons. Up Markets has purchased in September 2014 and the plaza has undergone renovation and restoration to bring the plaza back to how it was originally envisioned.

In addition to the studio in Palm Beach, Haute Yoga has two other locations in Jupiter and West Palm Beach. Both locations offer the popular outdoor yoga sessions and other yoga events. The yoga class in Palm Beach typically attract 30 people

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Let Fido run free at the Jupiter dog beach! Located at 2188 Marcinski Road, dogs have free range from marker #25 to #60, a 2.5-mile stretch of coastline.

The dog beach is a very popular spot for locals. The parking is free and easy, there are doggy bags and trash cans for convenience, and pet owners are responsible about making sure their dog is behaving off-leash. 

The beach was awarded a certificate of excellence by TripAdvisor and is voted #2 out of 62 things to do in Jupiter on the site. Reviewers say the beach is absolutely beautiful, kept nice and clean, and the dogs and owners are friendly. 

Next time you're thinking of heading to the beach, take your dog to Marcinski Road and let him run around with other pups while you soak up the

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Are you a Star Wars fan? This weekend the Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter is hosting a Star Wars night while the Palm Beach Cardinals vs the Jupiter Hammerheads.

Come watch some all-American baseball with out-of-this-world appearances by classic Star Wars characters. Darth Vader, Storm Troopers and Jedis will make the night fun and give you the opportunity to take some awesome photos. There will be special Star Wars trivia, promotions and contests throughout the night with fireworks at the end.

Cardinals fans and Hammerhead fans come together to bond over Star Wars. The fun is in Jupiter on Saturday, April 7th at 5:30 p.m. Click here for tickets. 

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Palm Beach County is always hosting free events for kids and families year-round. This weekend there are lots of things going on including a movie night, bird house building, food trucks and more. Here's some information:

Movie Night

Featuring the hit movie "Coco," this movie night is double the fun with a gourmet food truck invasion- 15+ trucks at Commons Park in Royal Palm Beach. The movie will be projected on the lawn so bring chairs or blankets. Happening Friday, April 6th at 7 p.m. Address: 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach.

Touch a Truck

This event gives kids and parents the opportunity to see, touch and learn all about fire trucks, police cars, construction equipment and more. It's gonna be a fun time with a DJ, Bounce house

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Jupiter residents past and present have the opportunity to come together and share history at the "Old Days Meet Up" at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. 

Inspired by the book, "The Loxahatchee Lament: Reminiscences of Jupiter," locals and visitors can share memories of life in "the old days." Whether you grew up in the town or vacationed with family, the meet up allows people to share photos, memories and treasures of life in Jupiter.

Step up to the mic and tell your story at this unique social event. It'll be held at the Museum Quarterdeck on Saturday, April 7th at 1 p.m. RSVP by calling 561-747-8380 X101. 

Location: 500 Captain Armour's Way, Jupiter. 

Fun Facts about Jupiter, Florida:

• The area was originally named after

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The Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting an environmental mindfulness in the public. The center was founded in 1973 by and continues to receive major support from the Jupiter Island Garden Club. They conduct environmental education and awareness programs about the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. It is the largest contiguous segment of natural beaches in Southeast Florida.

The Tequesta, Ais, and Jaega native tribes were hunter-gatherers of Jupiter Island and the surrounding area during the 18th century when the Europeans arrived. Hobe Sound’s name derived from the Jaega, or the “Jobe” native people. The diverse array of plants on the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge were used by early

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Enjoy fresh, local seafood just steps from the ocean. In Palm Beach, there is only one true outdoor restaurant at the ocean’s edge. Atlantic Bar and Grill, located in the Four Seasons Resort, 2800 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach serves lunch and dinner daily.

The Executive Chef, Tory Martindale, feels food should be fun and whimsical.  He is quoted as saying, “I love to create dishes by mixing different cultural pinpoints of flavor and style. A chef’s mind is a giant library of flavors, combinations, techniques and plating concepts. Whenever I build a dish, it’s like flipping through a massive directory and finding the nuances that may connect one item to another and then synergizing it all into what you are creating at the moment.”

Choose

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Registration has opened for the 28th Annual Turtle Trot 5K Run, Saturday, May 5th hosted by the Town of Jupiter.

All runners are welcomed to join the 3.1-mile race along the Jupiter beach. The race course is flat and fast starting at A1A and Marcinski Road. Runners will start at the starting line and run 1 mile down A1A before turning around and coming back before ending at the finish line in Ocean Cay Park. Several water stations will be available along the race route for the runners. Click here to view the route.

Runners will receive a free t-shirt and a finishing medal for completing the race. Trophies will be rewarded to the winners ranging from 1st place to 3rd place for all age groups and genders.

New for this year due to the overwhelming number of

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