2012-01-12 / What To Do, Where To Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

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Thursday, Jan. 12

¦ Story time session at the Loxahatchee River Center — 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Call 743-7123 or visit www.loxahatcheeriver.org/rivercenter.

¦ Mos’Art Theatre — Screenings of “Melancholia” 3 p.m. and “The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch” 9 p.m. Jan. 12. Tickets: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763.

¦ Sailfish Marina Sunset Celebration — Shop for arts and crafts made by artists from around the country, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Sailfish Marina, east of the Intracoastal, just south of Blue Heron Boulevard, Palm Beach Shores; 842-8449.

¦ Entr’acte Theatrix presents “Godspell” — Jan. 12-15 — A modernday song-and-dance recreation of the Gospel of St. Matthew. The show features rock ‘n roll, pop, R&B, ragtime, rap and more. $20 for adults/ $15 for seniors, children and students. The Borland Center for Performing Arts, 4901 PGA Blvd. Visit www.theborlandcenter.org.

¦ Dance Tonight — Open Latin/ Ballroom mix party featuring live music by Jimmy Falzone every Thursday. Group lesson 8-9 p.m. Party 9-10:30 p.m. Admission $15 for entire evening, includes light buffet. 914 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 844-0255.

Friday, Jan. 13

¦ The Benjamin School’s 3rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast featuring the Honorable Sheree Davis Cunningham — 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 13 at the Benjamin School’s Upper School Campus Healey Athletic Center, 4875 Grandiflora Rd. RSVP by calling 472-3451 or email sbrady@thebenjaminschool.org.

¦ Stories in the Garden — Story time, garden exploration and crafts. Cohosted by the Palm Beach County Public Library and the Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden, targeted for children ages 2-5. Free. 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Rain or shine. Reservations required, call 233- 1757 or visit www.mounts.org.

¦ Student Art Exhibition by The Benjamin School — Jan. 13-Feb. 20 — Pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Includes photography and paintings. Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gallery, open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and at all performances, 11051 Campus Drive off PGA Blvd. Call 207-5905.

¦ Fresh and Professional — 10 a.m.-noon on Fridays. Session 3: Jan. 13-Feb. 3. Session 4: Feb. 24-March 16. JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. $140/session. Pre-registration required. Call Rhonda Gordon 712-5233.

¦ International Folk Dancing — 1-2 p.m. Fridays Jan. 13-Feb. 3 — JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Dance from Europe, Israel and Greece. No experience or partners needed. Pre-registration appreciated. Walk-in’s welcome. Four-week session $8 Friends of the J/$16 guests. Each class $4 Friends of the J/$6 guests. Rhonda Gordon, 712-5233.

¦ Mos’Art Theatre — Screenings of “The Mill & the Cross” and “The Whale” various times Jan. 13-18. Live concert John Wort Hannam 7 p.m. Jan. 15. Opening night tickets: $6. General admission: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763.

¦ 30th Anniversary Hospice Evening honoring Helen Messic — Jan. 13 — Hosted by the Palm Beach Membership of Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach County for the Honorary Life Chairman and other supporters. Begins at 7 p.m. at The Breakers, Palm Beach with a champagne reception, followed by dinner, dancing and signature fashion presentation — the Oscar de la Renta 2012 collection presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach. Individual tickets $750. Junior tickets (age 40 and under) $450. To donate or reserve a seat, contact Nita Mitchell 832- 8585 or hosfoun@bellsouth.net.

¦ Famed Ragtime Pianist returns to Tequesta — Bob Milne — He’s played for George and Barbara Bush, the Library of Congress and the Derry, Ireland Jazz Festival. He returns to The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 400 Seabrook Rd., Tequesta on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets $10. Students $5. Call 746-4674.

¦ Crazy Fingers — Premier Grateful Dead tribute band — 9 p.m. Jan. 13. General admission $10. Bamboo Room, 25 S. J St., Lake Worth, 585-2583.

Saturday, Jan. 14

¦ Remembering Haiti Walkathon — In memory of the 300,000 who died in the earthquake, 7 a.m.-noon Jan. 14 at 824 Lake Ave., Lake Worth.

¦ West Palm Beach Greenmarket — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April 14 at the Waterfront Commons, 101 S. Flagler Drive, downtown West Palm Beach. Free parking in the Banyan Street garage until 2 p.m. Phone: 822-1515.

¦ Kids Story Time — 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; marinelife.org.

¦ Farm-Your-Backyard Vegetable Garden — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 14 — Arthur Kirstein, coordinator of agricultural economic development will teach tips on site preparation, seedling establishment, planting, maintenance and harvesting. Members $30/non-members $40. Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Call 233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org.

¦ The Benjamin School annual variety show, “Entertainment Express” — Shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College. Over 150 students, through high-school age, alongside parents, faculty and alumni. Tickets $20 or $25. Visit www.thebenjaminschool.org or call 626-3747.

Sunday, Jan. 15

¦ Palm Beach Gardens Green- Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through May 6. It’s at City Complex, 4301 Burns Road. Phone: 756-3600.

¦ 5th Annual Give to Kids Car Show — 9:30 a.m. Jan. 15 — presented by MCSNT, the Inspire Club and SERods & Customs at Jensen Beach High School, off Jenson Beach Boulevard. For information and registration, call Jordan 351-7075. Spectators admitted free.

Monday, Jan. 16

¦ Timely Topics Discussion Group — Join this lively discussion group covering the most up-to-date topics faced by our local community including national affairs and foreign relations as they relate to Israel and the United States, 1-2 p.m. Mondays, JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Free/Friends of the J; $18 annual fee/guests; 712-5233.

¦ Radio Control Sailing for Adults — Introduction to Palm Beach Gardens Yacht Squadron discussion on radio control sailboats and sailing. Mondays, 6-8 p.m., through Feb. 13. $30 residents/$ 36 non-residents. Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Rd. Register at www.pbgfl.com or call 630-1100.

¦ Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class — A One Nun-sense musical event. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16. Tickets $30. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Call 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

¦ Hebrew for Beginners — This eight-week Hebrew course, taught by Gila Johnson, is designed to cover everything from Aleph to Tav (the Hebrew alphabet) to conversational Hebrew and beyond. Classes tailored to meet the needs of participating students. Session 3, through Feb. 28. At JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Price: eight-week session: $64/Friends of the J; $80/guests; 712-5233.

¦ Mah Jongg & Canasta Play Sessions — Tables grouped by game preference (mah jongg or canasta) and level of skill. Coffee, cold beverages and a variety of goodies provided. 12:15-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $5/guest; 712-5233.

¦ Stayman Memorial Bridge — Supervised Play Sessions with Sam Brams, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Play party bridge in a friendly atmosphere while benefiting from expert advice with judgment calls and hand rulings. No partner necessary. Coffee and light refreshments provided. Price: Free/ Friends of the J; $6/guests; 712-5233.

¦ Bonsai Class — The Ancient Japanese art of dwarfing trees/plants in small tray-like containers. Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., through Feb. 7. Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Rd. Register at www.pbgfl.com or call 630-1100.

¦ Zumba class — 7:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Drop-in fee, $12; resident discount, $10. Call 630-1100 or visit www.pbgfl.com.

¦ Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway — Jan. 17-21— The Colony Royal Room Cabaret, 155 Hammon Ave. in Palm Beach, just one block south of Worth Avenue, one block west of the Atlantic Ocean. To make reservations, call 659-8100.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

¦ Hatchling Tales — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; marinelife.org.

¦ Yoga on the Waterfront — Wednesday evenings 5:45 p.m. at the Lake Pavilion, 101 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Residents $40 per eightweek session. Non-residents $50 per eight-week session. Drop-ins $10 per class. To register, call 804-4902.

¦ “Break Up Support Group” — 10 a.m. Wednesdays, various locations in Palm Beach Gardens. Sponsored by The Counseling Group, which provides free Christian counseling, classes and support groups; 624-4358.

¦ Bridge Classes with Sam Brams — 10-noon Wednesdays — JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Six-week session $72 or $15/class. Pre-registration appreciated. Call Rhonda Gordon 712-5233.

¦ The Island Cowboyz or Booke Eden — Every Wednesday, the band or the singer perform at Holy Smoke’s American Bistro & Bar. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; 2650 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens; no cover; 624-7427.

Ongoing Events

¦ Barbara Carroll and Jay Leonhart — through Jan. 14 — The Colony Royal Room Cabaret, 155 Hammon Ave. in Palm Beach, just one block south of Worth Avenue, one block west of the Atlantic Ocean. To make reservations, call 659-8100.

¦ “Hair” — through Jan. 15 — The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 832-7469 or visit www.kravis.org.

¦ The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds — through Jan. 29 — This Pulitzer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel depicts a mentally unbalanced woman’s farreaching effects on the lives of her two daughters, while a young girl struggles to keep her focus and dreams alive. Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Individual tickets $55. Call the box office 514-4042, ext. 2, or visit www.palmbeachdramaworks.org.

¦ “Cabaret” — through Jan. 29 — The Kander and Ebb show is set amid the decadence of 1929 Weimar Germany’s netherworld and follows the unlikely romance between writer Cliff Bradshaw and performer Sally Bowles. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets $43-$60. Call 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

¦ Fitness classes for women — Classes are sponsored by the Jupiter Recreation Department. Aerobic Dance is 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Total Body Toning is 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and Zumba Latin Fitness Workout is 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. First class is free to new students. Cost of a five-class fitness card that allows for flexible attendance is $26.50 for Jupiter residents and $33 for non-residents. A five-class Zumba card is $31.50 for Jupiter residents and $39.50 for non-residents; 10-class cards also are available. Classes will be held at the community center, behind the Police Department on Military Trail, Jupiter. For information, contact instructor Kathy Andio at 236-4298 or www.empoweringsolutionswithkathy.com.

¦ “Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee” — Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 747-8380, Ext. 101; jupiterlighthouse.org.

¦ Flagler Museum — Museum is housed in Henry Flagler’s 1902 beauxarts mansion, Whitehall. The museum is at 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Tickets: free for members; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-18 years) accompanied by adult; $3 child (6-12 years) accompanied by adult; and free for children under 6. 655-2833.

¦ Children’s Research Station — Loggerhead Marinelife Center program is designed to exercise children’s science skills through an experimental lab. Each child receives a lab coat, veterinary instruments, a worksheet, and their own sea turtle replica to name and study. Kids take their sea turtle’s straight and curved measurements with a measuring tape and calipers. Based on the measurements, Dr. Logger helps the group place their turtles into a size classification to determine age and species. They role play taking blood with a syringe and learn about the different things a blood sample can reveal. The children look at X-rays, locate a hook in the turtle’s throat and learn more about the steps necessary during sea turtle rehabilitation. Then, the group tags their turtles with a unique number and mimics a successful sea turtle release into the ocean. To be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free; 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; 627-8280.

¦ Society of the Four Arts — Museum, library and gardens are at 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Admission: Free to members and children 14 and under, $5 general public; 655-7226.

January Events

¦ “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” — Jan. 19-Feb. 5 — A Tony Award winning musical of improvisation and audience involvement. Six kids in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Attend the Opening Night Gala featuring a spelling bee contest. The Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Call 586-6410 or visit boxoffice@lakeworthplayhouse.org.

Frank Corso — Jan. 21 — The Italian born singing sensation will perform in the Parish Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church, 1701 Indian Creek Pkwy., Jupiter. Concert combined with an Italian dinner buffet. Cocktails at 6 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. Concert 8 p.m. Tickets $25. Call Sherry Krasula 575-0873 ext. 207.

¦ “Passport to Greece” — 30th Annual Boca Raton Greek Festival Jan. 19-Jan. 22 at St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 N.W. 51st Street (Yamato Road), Boca Raton. Greek music and dancing. Traditional Greek meals — lamb shanks, pastichio, mousaka, chicken oreganato, plaki, souvlaki, gyros, spanakopita and tiropita, Greek salads and pastries. Free shuttle service from behind the Shoppes of Blue Lake. Free parking at the church and Patch Reef Park. Call 994-4822 or visit www.saintmarkboca.net/festival.

¦ Bridge Classes with Liz Dennis — third Thursday of the month through May — next session 10 a.m.- noon Jan. 19. Pre-registration required. $25 admission. Call Rhonda Gordon 712- 5233. JCC North 4803 PGA Blvd.

¦ Author Breakfast Series — Jan. 20: Andrew Gross “Eyes Wide Open” and Ivana Lowell “Why Not Say What Happened.” Jan. 27: Alice Hoffman “The Dovekeepers” and Chris Matthews “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.” 8:45-10 a.m. Café Boulud at The Brazilian Court, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach. Tickets $100, include breakfast, valet parking and a copy of the featured books. For reservations, call Sandra Rodriguez 366-4301.

¦ Lighthouse Sunset Tour — Jan. 20 —Witness the Jupiter light turning on. Time varies by sunset. Tour approximately 75 minutes, $15 members/$20 non-members. Children must be 4-feet tall to climb. RSVP 747-8380 x 101. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter. Visit www.jupiterlighthouse.org.

¦ Friday Night Family Flicks presents “Kung Fu Panda 2” — 7 p.m. Jan. 20 — Tickets $3, includes popcorn and soda. The Borland Center for Performing Arts, 4901 PGA Blvd. Visit www.theborlandcenter.org.

¦ Jazz on the Palm — West Palm Beach’s free outdoor Jazz concert series 8-10 p.m. on the Palm Stage on the Waterfront Commons. Jan. 20: The Mike Levine Band featuring vocalist LeNard Rutledge. Feb. 17: Dana Paul. March 16: Paulette Dozier.

¦ Gordon Lightfoot — Jan. 21 — The voice of “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” and more. 8 p.m. Tickets $59/$49. The Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts, 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce. Call the box office (772) 461- 4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.

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