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With summer finally here, here are some free or low-cost activities for kids to do in Palm Beach County.

Gardens 60th Anniversary Party: This June 29th, Palm Beach Gardens is celebrating 60 years of being a city. The birthday bash will feature old fashioned games, live music from the 50’s and 60’s, a Classic Car Show, food trucks, fireworks, and much more. The event is Saturday, June 29th at 4:30 pm until 10 pm at the Gardens North County District Park. For more details, click here.

Family Beach Picnics: Join your neighbors for an ultimate picnic on the beach in Delray Beach throughout the summer. The next picnics are July 12th and August 9th from 5 pm to 7 pm. The free beach picnics are located at the Atlantic Dunes Park in Delray Beach.

Kids Carnival

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The iconic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is prepping for new projects on the property. The new projects are aimed to help preserve the land from every changing environment and to help preserve Jupiter’s history.

The Lighthouse is surrounded by more than 120 acres of native habitat and the Lighthouse and Museum is always finding ways to enhance and improve the land and surroundings.

The historic lighthouse was constructed in 1860 and was used to save ships from wrecking in the reefs offshore. The site has been used and eventually included a U.S. Weather Bureau Station, a Navy radio station during WWII, and a U.S. Air Force missile tracking station. The Lighthouse today still operates as a navigation aid for those on the water.

In the 1970’s, the

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Another Sea Turtle Sleepover is happening this Friday night, June 28th at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach.

The popular event is an exclusive nighttime program that offers the ultimate sleepover, tours of the Sea Turtle Hospital, activities, scavenger hunts, an ocean themed movie, tours of the aquariums, pizza, snacks and much more. You are welcomed to bring your own snacks and drinks, but you are asked to bring your food and drinks in a reusable container. The Sea Turtle Sleepover is for children ages 8 through 12 years old.

The sleepover is a drop- off only event but parents and chaperones are invited to stay the night but must be present for all activities during the event.

You must register to attend to hold your spot due to limited

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This Saturday, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting their reoccurring Turtle Walks on Juno Beach. The Turtle Walks are a unique program that allows guest to learn about and observe the nesting process of a sea turtle.

Turtle Walks are led by the Loggerhead Marinelife Staff who will patrol the designated section of the beach while searching for the sea turtles. Those who attend the Turtle Walk will get a after hours look at the current patients in their outdoor sea turtle hospital. Once a loggerhead sea turtle is found by a staff member on the beach, you’ll be led down to the beach to witness the experience.

Registration is required for the event because due limited space. The State permits only can accommodate 30 people per night for the Turtle

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Tomorrow, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is planning on releasing another healthy sea turtle back into the ocean. The Center will release Bovenizer off Juno Beach tomorrow morning.

Bovenizer is an adult male loggerhead patient that was found in the Florida Power and Light’s intake canal in Port St. Lucie. The turtle was underweight and was brought to the center in Juno Beach in April for medications and treatments. Last week, Bovenizer was cleared to be released back into the ocean and has gained weight.

The preparations for the release will begin at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center tomorrow at 10 am. There you will learn the story of Bovenizer and the turtle’s journey and preparations for being released. A procession to the beach will follow where

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For the entire summer, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting their Evening Guided Tours on Tuesday’s through Friday’s. The program was added to their calendar last year and has been extremely popular.

The Evening Tours gives visitors the ultimate experience during a special after-hours tour of the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center. The tours are led by an experienced member of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s staff.

The tour will be led through the exhibit hall to learn about the different sea turtle species and the various types of Marinelife found in the ocean. The tour will continue through the exhibit hall into the “Turtle Yard” to meet and see the current sea turtle patients at the center. Light bites and refreshments will be

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Jupiter is home to one of the very few dog beaches remaining in the State of Florida and the only one in Palm Beach County. In 1989, the Town of Jupiter adopted the policy to allow dogs on the beaches in Jupiter. Since the policy was adopted, the town expanded the initial area to now a 2.5 mile stretch of beach.

The Jupiter Dog Beach stretches from marker #25 at Marcinski Road going north to marker #59 on the south end of Carlin Park. Dogs are allowed to roam free in the designated area of the beach and must be supervised at all times.

The Town of Jupiter has a set of rules they would like everyone to follow, because being allowed to bring your dog to the beach is a privilege. The Friends of Jupiter Beach has also joined in and provides free dog waste bags

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Join the AustinBlu Foundation and The River Center in Jupiter for the annual AustinBlu Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 15th.

This family friendly fishing tournament aims to support outreach efforts and support education and the importance of safety on the water. The two also team up throughout the year to host several Boating Safety Classes.

This Fishing Tournament is unique, not only does it host one competition, but it hosts two, a Release Competition and a Harvest Competition. In the Release Competition, anglers will receive points for the number of fish and the species of fish caught, photographed and released back into the water. The Harvest Competition, anglers compete to catch the heaviest fish out of four categories. The four categories

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This Saturday, June 8th, is World Oceans Day where people around the world celebrate and honor the ocean.

Celebrations begin at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton on 9 am on Saturday and then again at noon on Sunday. The day’s activities include: coloring activities, learning experiences, games and activities, a chance to create recycles artwork, take a picture with the sea turtle mascot Luna, tour the Nature Center, Food trucks and much more.

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is celebrating by hosting a Beach Clean Up on Saturday morning at 8:30 am. Those who wish to attend are asked to bring a bucket and gloves to help keep our beaches and oceans clean from litter and trash. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is also hosting several other

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Join the group from Blue Friends and Lynne Wells on the third Saturday of the month for the monthly Beach Clean Up. This Saturday, June 8th is the next clean up on Juno Beach.

The cleanup starts at 8:30 am and the cleanup last approximately an hour. Following will be a light breakfast provided and sponsored by Whole Foods Market in Palm Beach Gardens and Another Broken Egg Café in Jupiter. Complimentary coffee will be provided by Oceana Coffee.

You are asked to bring gloves, a bucket, closed toed shoes to help clean up the beach and help keep our beaches clean for the sea turtles and other Marinelife.

To participate in the Beach Clean Up, please RSVP to Lynne at bluefriends@marinelife.org. For more information about the event, click here.

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