September 2018

There are 80 blog entries for September 2018.

The Loxahatchee River Center is located on the southeast side of Burt Reynolds Park on US1 and features over 6,000 gallons of fresh and saltwater aquariums, interactive kid-friendly exhibits, and even a “touch tank” where children can meet some of Florida’s friendly creatures up close.

From September 1st through May 31st, the Center is open Tuesday – Wednesday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. From June 1st through August 31st, the Center is open Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The River Center is a fun, educational opportunity for visitors to learn about the unique Loxahatchee River system, from freshwater Cyprus swamp to the seagrass dominated estuary and marine ecosystems.

Programs offered include a family seine

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On Thursday, September 20th, the Loxahatchee River Center will be holding a home school workshop entitled “Shark Senses and Habitat” from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

This drop off only program will include a hands-on activity about sharks, and is geared towards children ages 5-11. Registration is required to attend, and cost is $3 per child.

For more information and registration, go HERE.

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The Abacoa Community Garden in Jupiter is a garden open to the public that follows organic, sustainable growth practices with no chemicals involved. Most of the plants grown are veggies, fruits, wildflowers, butterfly plants and small trees. The garden consists of three parts- a community sharing garden, one for children and also individual plots.

The Abacoa Community Garden is a great tool to bring the community together to practice wholesome fellowship and offers educational opportunities for all ages. Members often come up with fun and healthy learning activities for both children and adults alike. 

This Sunday, September 23rd, the garden is hosting a Seed Exchange & Garden Season Kick-Off that is going to be so much fun and super hands-on.

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On Thursday, September 20th, Bluewater Babes Fish For a Cure will host their 10th annual kick-off party at Square Grouper on Jupiter Inlet.

For a $20 donation, guests will receive a Bluewater Babes cup and drink ticket for either a Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail or a draft beer from Tequesta Brewing Company.

Exclusive 10th Anniversary Bluewater Babes merchandise will be for sale and special raffle tickets will be sold for a $1,000 shopping spree at The Gardens Mall and a pink kayak from Nautical Ventures Marine Superstore, valued at $1,500. 

The party is part of the festivities leading up to Bluewater Babes Fish For a Cure Fishing Tournament taking place on October 5th at Sailfish Marina on Singer Island. This spectacularly festive all-female

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September is National Hunger Action Month, and the Palm Beach County Food Bank is hosting "A Magical Night to Fight Hunger" to raise money and awareness for hungry local families. 

The evening includes a 3-course dinner with an appetizer, main dish and dessert provided by downtown restaurants including Yard House and Avocado Grill. There will be a strolling magician and other special surprises for guests. 

The PBC Food Bank collects and gives food to local soup kitchens, food pantries and homeless shelters. Last year, those groups gave out close to 5 million pounds of food to needing families in Palm Beach County, but there’s a nearly 55-million-pound shortfall between what the food bank distributes and what’s needed for local residents to have

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On September 23rd, Eau Palm Beach Resort will be hosting the third annual Burger & Beer Bash to fundraise for Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

Not only will a portion of proceeds benefit efforts to save the sea turtles, but event-goers will have the pleasure of participating as “judges” of burger-and-beer pairings. Eau’s head chefs will partner with local breweries in a friendly competition, and guests will enjoy all pairings before indicating their favorites on a ballot.

Participating area breweries include Due South, Copperpoint, Funky Buddha, SaltWater Brewery and Tequesta Brewing Company.

Tickets are $65 a person, and the affair will be 1-4pm at the Manalapan resort on 100 S. Ocean Blvd.

Tickets to the event can be purchased online at

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Browse hundreds of bargains at the Palm Beach Gardens Indoor Yard Sale on September 22nd from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at the Burns Road Recreation Center.

The event usually sees around 50 vendors offering just about anything you could think of, from jewelry to bicycles to hand-crafted home decor and furniture.

If you like shopping and finding treasures for a good deal, you'll definitely want to check out this yard sale. 

It's air-conditioned in the rec center and there's a Snack Shack with coffee and other refreshments.

If you have some stuff you want to sell, you can be a vendor for around $20. 

Find out more information online here.

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If you like food, you'll love Palm Beach County's "Food Truck Invasions." From Classic Southern to Coastal Italian to Asian Fusion, foodies will thoroughly enjoy the unique gourmet dishes from trucks coming as far as Miami. This street food party doesn't cost anything to attend- all you pay for is your food and drinks so make sure to come hungry as there's LOTS to choose from. Here's where the trucks will be next:

Sunset Cove Amphitheatre in Boca Raton: 5 p.m. on Sept. 19th, Oct. 3rd & 17th, Nov. 7th & 21st. 

Lake Clarke Shores Town Hall Park (Between West Palm Beach and Lake Worth): 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 21st, Oct. 19th, Nov. 16th, Dec. 21st. 

Wellington Amphitheatre: 5 p.m. on Sept. 27th, Oct. 11th & 25th, Nov. 8th & 22nd & 29th, Dec. 13th &

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Celebrate Carnival at the Pompano Beach Brazilian Festival- the largest Brazilian Festival on the southeast coast of the U.S. The festival was ranked the “Best Brazilian Festival in the Country” and projects an audience of 20,000 this year.

The party will feature four headliners including Elba Ramhalho, Chimarruts with special guest James McWhinney of Big Mountain, Marcelo D2 and Don & Juan. There will be a local talent show, acrobatic performances by Capoeira acrobats, Samba dancers and percussionists with live upeat music, a kick-off gospel show and a community awards ceremony.

There will also be nearly 50 multi-cultural food vendors, a kids zone with carnival games, bounce houses, DJ tower and the Stage, designed as a giant canvas by

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From Jupiter Boca Raton, Palm Beach County is taking part in the International Coastal Cleanup the weekend of September 15th, and additional volunteers are welcome to join!

Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife, and local economies. Trash in the water can not only injure beachgoers or divers and ensnare boat propellors, but it can kill precious marine life.

In order to help, Ocean Conservancy has started a worldwide clean-up where hundreds of thousands of volunteers comb lakes, rivers and beaches around the world for trash. For over 30 years, more than 12 million volunteers have collected over 220 million pounds of trash.

In true Palm Beach County fashion, clean-ups are taking place all along

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