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Every weekend in Palm Beach County from now until late spring, there are several Green Markets in our area to purchase local crafts, baked goods, homemade items, fresh flowers, and fresh produce. The markets are brought together by the local towns to support our local growers and farmers. The Green Markets occur rain or shine.

Here are some of the Green Markets going on in our area this weekend.

Jupiter:
Jupiter Waterfront Market at Harbourside Place: The waterfront market is this Sunday from 10 am until 3 pm. The market runs along the Intracoastal and Dockside Circle and features everything from baked goods, produce and fresh flowers. The market is free to attend and occurs once a week.

Jupiter Farmers Market at El Sol: The friendly neighborhood resource

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Join the Loggerhead Marinelife Center this Friday night for their special Astronomy Night series. Due to the popularity, the research and rehabilitation center has added this event to their calendar every month.

Astronomy Night is based on the activity in the nights sky. During the night you’ll get a chance to learn about the planets and the stars. The series will also include information about the sky’s glow and touch lightly on pollution. The main goal of the night is to promote and increase the awareness of our impact on the environment.

The event will start tomorrow Friday, February 22nd at 6:30 pm and continue until around 9 pm. The night will begin with a seminar led by the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches that will highlight the current

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Wellington, FL is a great place to live and it has a lot to offer South Florida families. Here our a few fun, outdoor adventures that you and your kids will enjoy.

Panther Ridge

Part habitat, part haven, part labor of feline love, the Panther Ridge Conservation Center is above all else a home for some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered big cats.

Hot Shots Paintball

Hot Shots Paintball is a great way to spend the day if you have older or teenage kids or grandkids. You can’t go wrong with a day at the paintball park!

Okeeheelee Nature Center

2.5 miles of trails winding through 90 acres of pine flatwoods and wetlands. Highlights include hands-on exhibits, animal encounters and a nature related gift shop. Marvel at our birds of

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is preparing to release another sea turtle, named Aquaman back into the ocean this Thursday, February 21st.

Aquaman is a large juvenile green sea turtle that was found in the Lake Worth Lagoon in North Palm Beach in January 2018. The sea turtle arrived at the research and rehabilitation center with a fishing line entangled around its left front flipper. The Center carefully removed the line and the wound was treated with a therapeutic laser and some honey. The sea turtle also received antibiotics and was monitored closely throughout the last year.

Thursday, Aquaman will be released back into the ocean. Activities for the release will start at 10:30 am, where the center will explain the history and journey

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The countdown is on for the annual Jupiter Seafood Festival coming to Carlin Park this Saturday and Sunday.

Come and enjoy two-days of live entertainment, music from local bands, nautical vendors, kid’s activities and entertainment, food, drinks, and of course some of the best fresh seafood from a variety of local food vendors.

The Jupiter Seafood Festival started in 2012 and has been a huge success every year. The festival brings some of the best seafood and is known as one of the best seafood festivals in the area. On Saturday, you’ll have a chance to participate in the Cornhole Tournament and possibly bring home the $1000-dollar grand prize. The tournament starts at 11 am and costs $50 dollars per team to join. The tournament is divided into 3

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The newly renovated Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach is hosting a new series every Friday night called Art After Dark.

Every Friday night the museum stays open late for the event and features an array of different programs every week. Tomorrow, February 15th, Writer Hilton Als, kicks off the new event. The Museum’s gardens will be filled with live music featuring pop, R&B and electronic jazz music brought to you by the New York based singer Sirintip performing her new debut album from 8 pm to 10 pm.

During the event there will be a change for you to create your own masterpiece in the Open Studio: monoPRINT portion of the night form 6 pm to 9 pm. Monoprinting is a print making technique where the same image can only be made once, making it very

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The Riverwalk in Jupiter is a recreational pathway that runs along the Intracoastal waterway from north of the Jupiter Inlet to the Jupiter Natural Ridge Area. The multiple use area is approximately 2.5 miles long and travels through residential area, commercial areas, marinas and waterfront parks.

All who visit can enjoy a nice walk, run or bike ride and enjoy the view along the way. In the morning or evening you can see string rays, manatees, and a variety of fish and birds including Ospreys.

The Riverwalk provides access to the Jupiter Yacht Club Marina where views of the Intracoastal and marina are, in addition to shopping at local retail stores and restaurants located in the marina area. Continue North, heading towards Harbourside Place, the main

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The incorporated village of North Palm Beach is located in northern Palm Beach County along the intracoastal waterways and the Atlantic Ocean. The quite village has won an award in 1956 from the National Association of Home Builders as the best planned community. The village is home to about 13,000 residents as of 2017.

The North Palm Beach area was developed in the 1950’s by John D. MacArthur, a philanthropist. The village known for its golfing and famous PGA Tour residents is also home to the only state park in Palm Beach County.

The John D. MacArthur State Park is an eco-friendly and family orientated park complete with picnic facilities, natural trails, a Nature and Welcome Center, waterways, kayak rentals and much more. The State Park also

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The River Center in Jupiter and the United States Coast Guard team up several times a year to provide a number of Boating Safety classes. The boating safety classes are aimed for young boaters in the area, but all are welcomed to attend to learn how to navigate the waterways.

The safety class are provided by the AustinBlu Foundation, a non-profit that is dedicated to raising awareness about safety on the water and to promote education programs.

The cost to attend the class is free, however a deposit is required to reserve your spot in the class. The deposit of $10 dollars will be refunded in full to all who attend the class.

The next class will be this upcoming Saturday, February 16th at The River Center in Jupiter. The boating safety classes take

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We’ve all done the typical “go out to a nice restaurant and exchange gifts” Valentine’s Day and, sometimes, it’s great. But, if you live in Palm Beach County, there are some other, more unique, options at your disposal which are perfect for couples that enjoy the great outdoors.

Pine Glades

For a taste of backcountry Florida with a touch of the Everglades, then sunrise over The Palm Beaches peeking through trees - Pine Glades Natural Area is it. Go for an early hike through this protected wilderness. You have more than seven miles of trails, which feature picturesque spots that are perfect for Valentine’s Day Sunrise or Sunset.

Daggerwing Nature Center

At midday, go from an outback to a boardwalk. Daggerwing Nature Center is 40 acres of

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