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April 22nd marks the annual celebration of Earth Day. More than 1 billion people in 192 countries now participate in Earth Day events and activities each year, making Earth Day the largest civic observance in the world. Everyone is invited to participate in Earth Day events and help make our climate better.

The 2021 Theme for Earth Day this year is “Restore Our Earth”, which focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovated thinking that can help restore the world’s ecosystems. It is up to each and every one of us to help Restore Our Earth to help support our jobs, livelihoods, heath and survival, and happiness.

Earth Day was first officially held on April 22nd, 1970 and since then, many local towns and communities host

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Every April, National Park Week is from April 17 to 25! During this time, the National Park Foundation celebrates America's natural park treasures. National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture. To find the national parks in your area, please visit find your park.

Did you know the Sunshine State has 10 National Park designated areas?  Visit the 10 parks here. Southeast Florida is home to America's Everglades. It is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. The Everglades span from Orlando south to Key West, including West Palm Beach.  It is a massive area.

Everglades National Park protects an unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered

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The second annual Roots and Ruts Off Road 5K and Family Fun Run is back again and will be happening this Saturday, April 24th.  The Els for Autism Foundation started the event to raise awareness and to celebrate April Autism Awareness Month.

The event will take place at the North Jupiter Flatwoods, the first certified autism-friendly trail in Florida. The trail will serve as both a fundraiser to support Autism Awareness and to celebrate the strides our community has taken and continues to take to bring awareness and acceptance.

The 5K and Family Fun Run will begin at The Els Center of Excellence campus in Jupiter, off Limestone Creek Road. The race will have staggered start times or waves throughout the race. Those who wish to participate can select

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Living in the South Florida way of life means you can spend plenty of family time outside all year-round! It is key to set up your outdoor oasis exactly how you want it so your time with family is focused on each other. Here are a few tips for setting up the perfect outdoor kitchen.

When you are grilling outside during the summer, your air conditioner will not have to work overtime to keep your house cool. When you bake, fry, roast, and broil foods in your inside-kitchen, the temperature in your house elevates several degrees, which kicks the AC into overdrive. When you cook outdoors, you will save on energy consumption.

A top benefit of having an outdoor kitchen is that they are perfect spaces for entertaining. When food is grilled out on the

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Celebrate this Earth Day with a Nature Walk hosted by The River Center in Jupiter. Gather your hiking gear and head to the Pine Glades Natural Area this Thursday, April 22nd for a Nature Walk on Earth Day.

The hike will include walks along the guided paths of the natural area. The hike will include journeys on both unpaved and paved terrain. Those interested in participating in the hike are encouraged to wear closed toed shoes, long pants, comfortable clothing, and bring plenty of water. Bug spray and a flashlight are recommended.

Nature Walk Details:

When: Thursday, April 22nd

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: Pine Glades Natural Area located at 14122 W Indiantown Road, Jupiter

Attendees are asked to RSVP to attend due to limited

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Enjoy live music at Rosemary Square, formerly CityPlace, on select Friday and Saturday evenings.  Rosemary Square is located at 700 South Rosemary Avenue in heart of downtown West Palm Beach.  Live music is played Saturday and Sunday afternoons as well.  Bring your family and friends out for an evening of shopping, dining, and enjoying some live entertainment.

With all the restaurants located within Rosemary Square is the ideal place to enjoy a dink and appetizer or perhaps dinner. It is a safe environment to bring the kids or enjoy a special date.  After food and drinks plan to stick around for the live music and you will be set for an idyllic evening out on the town.

The current schedule for live entertainment and open-air music is 6:00 p.m.

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There are NO sharks at Shark Wake Park 561.  The watersports park is located at Okeeheelee Park, 1440 Eshleman Trail in West Palm Beach. Shark Wake Park is more than fun on the water it is some of the best family fun around!  The park is a family friendly cable water sports park around.  In 2019, the waterpark unveiled its location in West Palm Beach.  Shark Wake Park 561 is one of the biggest floating adventure playgrounds on the East Coast.  If you can do it behind a boat - you can do at the Shark Wake Park.

Jump, dive, and splash into adventure on Obstacle Island. If you are interested in learning to wakeboard, learn how here. The huge floating playground is full of climbing towers, monkey bars, exciting slides and more! There is no better place

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The City of Boynton Beach is presenting a Kinetic Art outdoor exhibit. It is geared to really “move” you! The City of Boynton Beach offers a FREE display of kinetic art by 17 brilliant sculptors through the end of 2021. Check out these fascinating mobile works of art. This exhibit is along 100 East Ocean Avenue in Boynton Beach and includes three permanent, fixed sculptures.

The definition of kinetic art is art, such as sculpture or collection, having mechanical parts which can be set into motion. This one-of-a-kind kinetic art experience offering outdoor and indoor kinetic artworks, interactive installations, art, technology displays and meet/greet with international artists. 

The Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program commissioned the

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Every week, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center hosts several events for the public to learn more about sea turtles and the center’s rehabilitation and research efforts through their sea turtle hospital and rehabilitation center. The events are open to the public and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is one of northern Palm Beach County most popular attractions. On Saturday mornings, the center hosts a Kids Fishing Program aimed for children ages 8 through 12.

During the program, the younger fishermen will learn the basic techniques for fishing from the Juno Beach Pier including knot tying, casting, fish handling, and the proper catch and release techniques. In addition, the fishing skills learned, participants will learn how to be ethical anglers and will

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Palm Beach County and Martin County offer plenty of activities to do on the weekends. Whether it is outdoor dining, shopping events, sports, live music, water activities, heading to the beach, or visiting a local GreenMarket, there is always plenty of activities to stay busy. The weather is expected to be in the high 80s, or even low 90’s in some areas with a little chance of rain and a lot of sunshine. This weekend spend some time outside at some of the area’s best local GreenMarkets.

The GreenMarkets offer some of the best local homemade goods, fresh produce, flowers, local honey, spices, teas, homemade pastries, breads, and much more from local growers and crafters.

Here is a list of just some of the best local markets in the area.

Waterfront

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