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Contents Letter From the Publisher P. 4 PB Picks - Holiday Gift Guide P. 6-9 Ways to be Thankful P. 10 Speak up for Kids Holiday Toy Drive P. 12 How to Host a Friendsgiving Feast P. 14 Holiday Travel with Kids P. 18 South Florida Science Center and Aquarium Maker’s Faire P. 20 Family Events Calendar P. 22

ON THE COVER Leilani, 6 years old, and Meilani, 2 years old, siblings from West Palm Beach enjoy a “Florida Fall” day at the Our Lady Queen of the Apostles pumpkin patch in Royal Palm Beach. Cover Photography by Lynn Hernandez of Lynn Studios, Inc. www. lynnstudios1.com. | PBParenting.com | November 2019 3


Letter From The Publisher

Greetings, 2019 is flying by and the holiday season is upon us! It is never too early for me to start shopping for the holidays. I always try to keep my list short of who I need to buy for but my list always seems long. From simple gifts for teachers or a hostess to bigger gifts for the kids or your significant other the PB Parenting annual Holiday Gift guide has great gift suggestions from babies to adults. So get a head start! Many of these items can be ordered online making your life even easier! While you are shopping don’t forget to order something for Speak Up for Kids Toy Drive (details on page 12). They are collecting toys for the 1600+ children in their foster care system. Let’s not skip over Thanksgiving though. It is a great time to reflect what we are thankful for and help our children learn to express thankfulness. For tips on how to instill these values check out page 10. One of the things I am thankful for are my friends. I have a great group that are there for me when I need advice, a cup of coffee or just a hug. Why not host a Friendsgiving to show them how much they mean to you? Friendsgivings are typically hosted the week before or after Thanksgiving - learn how to throw one of your own on page 14. The staff here at PB Parenting hopes you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! We are thankful for all our readers, community partners and supporters as without you we would not be entering into our ninth year of publishing! Thank you again! Happy Parenting, P.S. Don’t miss out our Baby Shark Toys giveaway on our website. Click on our contest tab to enter!

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Ways to be Thankful • For Children (and Adults) of All Ages •

Thankful: adjective thank·ful : glad that something has happened or not happened, that something or someone exists, etc. : of, relating to, or expressing thanks Does it seem that children today don’t know the meaning of being thankful? We live in a consumer based, technology driven world and sometimes life flashes by so quick. We are in such a hurry that we often don’t have to stop and be polite and thankful for the world around us.

Day but every week. At dinner time ask everyone to share at least one thing they are grateful for. 3. Be an example to younger children. You may not know it but they are watching you. Adults and older children can set a good example. 4. Hug Someone! Tell them that you are thankful for them being in your life.

5. Say thank-you with cookies. Prepare and Here are some tips on how to help your child deliver a homemade “thank you” to your show thankfulness and maybe a refresher local fire or police department, or your for adults too! pediatrician’s or dentist’s office. 6. Help out without being asked. Make it 1. Just say thank you: Practice using role-play a goal to do so once a day — and for any using good manners and saying “thank you” member of the family. using stuffed animals and action figures. 2. Start a tradition: Not just for Thanksgiving

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handwritten note to let him know how much his efforts make a difference. 8. Volunteer a Saturday. Think food pantry or animal shelter, and try to make it a regular commitment. 9. Pay it forward in the drive-thru lane. Use your own money to pay for someone else’s meal. 10. Create a Thanksgiving scrapbook. Ask everyone to jot down their thoughts or contribute a photo on Thanksgiving day. Be sure to update it and add to it each year. 11. Encourage generosity. Together donate toys and clothes to the less fortunate.

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How to Host a Friendsgiving Feast As one of the most popular holiday traditions in the United States, families have celebrated Thanksgiving for decades. However, as more and more hosts look to put a new spin on the festivities, Friendsgiving continues to grow in popularity. While the two “holidays� generally involve the same ideals - showing appreciation for loved ones, whether family or friends - cooking for both can be a challenge during this busy season. Consider these quick and easy ideas from the Friendsgiving experts at Sabra to celebrate this event with your closest friends. Decorations: Plenty of planning and

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preparation goes into Thanksgiving festivities, which makes Friendsgiving an opportunity to take a step back and focus on simplicity. Keep your table decor clean and modern, like an understated blackand-white design, where food and fun can take center stage. If you are hosting Friendsgiving after Thanksgiving leave your decorations out and get double duty out of your efforts. Attire: Friendsgiving strikes a delicate balance between a reunion of companions and just an excuse to spend time with your closest cohorts, which can make a normally tricky decision even more difficult: what to wear. Try aiming for the more casual look, or try

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Holiday Travel With Kids Traveling with kids anytime can be overwhelming, add in the holidays and that takes things to another level! While traveling during the busier months you must factor in, weather delays, traffic, illness and so much more! Here are a few travel tips to consider from lifestyle blogging maven and mom of three, Sharron Clear.

you’re heading home for the holidays, for example, your destination may be set in stone, but can you fly a few days early or, perhaps, on the actual holiday to save? Is it cheaper to fly into a nearby airport than the one in a major city? Considering all your options can save you money, but it can also save you the stress of holiday crowds.

Preplanning: Preplanning is essential. Research, research and research some more. Planning an itinerary for your trip can make traveling with your kids a bit easier!

Plan your Flights Around Bedtime: Try to plan your flights around bedtime. Evening flights are a bit more pricey, but it will make traveling a breeze while your child is fast asleep. If you’re in an unfamiliar airport be sure to book your connecting flight with a good amount of time. The last thing any parent needs is a mad dash through the airport with the added stress of potentially missing a flight.

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Pack Lighter, Smarter, and Faster: The less you bring, the easier it is to pack, and the less you have to carry! If you find you’re missing something you need, you can always buy it at your destination. Most places you would travel with your kids will probably have the essentials you need to care for them. Talk to your Little Ones About The Adventure: If your child is new to flying or traveling in general, it’s important to have a conversation about it. Explain to them what is going on. When they have to fasten their


seatbelts make sure you tell them why. Most children enjoy flying, so the best thing to do is encourage them. About Sharron Clear: Sharron Clear is a self-made single mom of three whose story begins with southern roots and California dreams. Born in Tennessee, Clear was the youngest of four athletic girls and a self-professed “girly girl athlete” herself. With a love for fashion and an eye for trends, Clear always loved dressing up. In 2017, Clear began documenting her everyday #GirlBoss style on Instagram, growing an engaged audience of over 57,000 followers. Clear resigned in 2018 to focus full time on her personal brand, Array of Faces, and today on Instagram (@arrayoffaces) her followers turn to her everyday upbeat messages to get inspired themselves. Check out @arrayoffaces and arrayoffaces.com for style, beauty, travel, & lifestyle content for the #GirlBoss.

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• Creative Types Wanted for The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth • The South Florida Science Center and people. Tech enthusiasts, crafters, visual Aquarium is hosting the fourth annual Mini artists, scientists and tinkerers of all ages and Maker Faire on Saturday, December 14th backgrounds are invited to connect and grow from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and the application together. process is now open for creators to apply! This “This is an important event to encourage event embraces the spirit of the do-it-yourself makers of all ages and backgrounds to solve movement and features local and regional problems and engage their creativity,” said makers sharing emerging tech, hobbies and Kate Arrizza, CEO of the Science Center. experiments across a variety of categories. “We are looking forward to seeing what this This family-friendly showcase of invention, year’s applicants have to offer and want to creativity and resourcefulness celebrates the encourage everyone to sign up. This is the Maker Movement by dedicating a place for perfect opportunity to have fun and open people to show what they are making and every mind to science!” share what they are learning with like-minded All ages are invited to experience DIY robotics, maker workshops, 3D printing, live science demos, local artists and so much more. The application process is now open, and those interested should sign up by visiting https:// palmbeach.makerfaire.com.

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The original Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA in 2006, and has grown to more than 1,100 makers and 145,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to include more than 600 makers and 80,000 attendees. Cities all over the world, including Atlanta, Orlando, San Diego, Paris, Rome,


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The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North in West Palm Beach and is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Hall of Heroes is included in general admission to the SFSCA. Planetarium shows and mini golf are not included in general admission pricing. For more information, call 561-832-1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter. org . Like the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @SFScienceCenter.

Non-Surgical & Surgical treatments for people of all ages included but are not limited to: Foot & Ankle Pain • Sports Injuries • Pediatric Flat foot • Point Evaluations Toenail and Skin conditions • Custom orthotics • Diabetic foot care Dr. Brett Fried was born and Dr. Daniel Elgut attended University Dr. Jonathan M. Cutler attended Dr. Joshua P. Daly grew up in the Washington University in St Louis, of Florida and earned a BA degree small town of Grenada, Mississippi. raised in New York. Watching his in Health Sciences. After which, he MO, and earned a BA degree. After He followed the family tradition and grandfather deal with diabetes he attended Podiatry School at Barry which, he attended Podiatry School attended Mississippi State University started to appreciate the field of University in Miami Shores where to pursue a degree in Microbiology. medicine. After obtaining his BS at Dr. William M Scholl College he graduated with honors followed After graduating Magna Cum Laude degree he went on to attend medical of Podiatry, followed by a surgical by a residency at JFK Hospital. He is residency at Johns Hopkins, Liberty with a Bachelor of Science his natural school at the prestigious New York College of Podiatric Medicine in Board Qualified American College of Medical in Baltimore, MD. He interest in business and leadership Manhattan, NY., followed by surgical Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Elgut is a Diplomate of the American led him to business school where residency in NYC and Georgia. He is very involved in the community Board of Podiatric Surgery, a Board he obtained his MBA degree. He is a a Board Certified Foot Surgeon. including Fit Feet Screenings for attended medical school at the New Certified Foot Surgeon and has During 9/11, he volunteered his skills Special Olympics and US Marine been a respected part of the medical York College of Podiatric Medicine in to help the rescue workers injured Corp Toys for Tot Program. Manhattan, NY. community for over 25 years. during the recovery efforts.

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Calendar Weekly Level 1 Classes at Genie’s Gymnastics A basic gymnastics class for girls 5 years old and up, with little or no experience for 60 minutes once a week. Groups are separated by 5 to 7 and 8 year olds and up. Girls will learn skills on the 4 Olympic gymnastic events: (vault, bars, beam and floor). In addition, students will develop trampoline skills as well as basic motor skills and flexibility. Multiple days and times offered. Call 561.868.0288 or visit www.geniesgymnastics.com for the schedule. 6752 Lantana Road, Lake Worth.

to life through interactive performance, singing, movement and props. An engaging art activity complements each session. FREE for Museum Members and FREE with paid Museum admission for Non-Members. For more info go to www. schoolhousemuseum.org

Monday Friday from 10 AM - 1 PM Kid’s Rush at Adrenaline Join us early for a special discounted rate! Toddlers (ages 6 and under) are only $10 and parents are only $2! Other weekly specials are available. Check the website for details or call 561.440.1400. 7645 Lake Mondays and Tuesdays Worth Road, Lake Worth. at 11 AM Tiny Kids Every Wednesday and Need More Art Kids Friday at 3:30 PM and Need More Art in Jupiter invites toddlers Saturdays at 11 AM, 1 ages 2 - 4, and their moms (or dads!) to PM & 2 PM • Jr. Vet Kids join them at their bright, colorful, and fun Lab at Loggerhead studio space for some creative togetherMarinelife Center The time. Class is $15. Register at www. program features “Dr. Logger,” a trained kidsneedmoreart.com/jupiter/tiny-kids/. center volunteer acting as the center’s Tuesdays 9:30veterinarian. No pre-registration is 10:30 AM Open required. Sign-up begins 30 minutes prior Splash Play to the program, space is limited. Please at Small Fish Big Fish Swim School call 561.627.8280 or visit www.marinelife. Enjoy some quality time in our warm org for more information. Located at indoor pool - let your little fish swim or 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach. play on deck with our water tables. No Wednesday Registration Required. Members are free, and non-members are $5. For more info call Saturday 561.818.7946. 346 Pike Road #3, WPB. at 1 PM Alligator Feedings at The Wednesdays Sandoway Discovery Center Also 2:00 PM join us for shark and stingray feedings Sensational throughout the week. Please check the Story: A Story ‘n More at Schoolhouse website for times. Call 561.274.7263 for Children’s Museum & Learning Center more info. Located at 142 S. Ocean Blvd., No need to sit still as a statue for this Delray Beach. $6 ages 3 and up and story. Instructors brings children’s books Palm Beach Zoo Members are free. 22 November 2019 | PB Parenting | 129 E Ocean Avenue | Boynton Beach, FL 33435

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Saturdays • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Center for Creative Education Family Art & Fun Join local artist Pediatric Dentistry Steve Brouse and experience in Dentistry forAdolescents Infants, and Children, Adolescents making art together. Classes for childrenSpecializing inSpecializing Dentistry for Infants, Children, those with Special Health Care n and those with Special Health Care needs ages 5 -12 (along with their family members) Michael J. Roseff, DMD, J. Roseff, DMD, LLC LLC include painting, drawing and an array ofMichael Pediatric Dentist Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry visual art activities. Intergenerational classes Delicious Town Center Flickr Twitter FL 33472 Retweet Canyon Boynton Beach, 8784 Boynton Beach Blvd, #103, Boynton Beach, FL 33472 provide the perfect opportunity for students 561-732-8333 ph# 561-732-8333 fax# 561-732-8375 roseffpediatricdentistry@comcast and parents to create together. Check out www.roseffpediatricdentistry.com www.cceflorida.org or 561-805-9927 for Facebook MySpace StumbleUpon Digg details. Class is held at Harold’s Coffee 509 Northwood Rd, West Palm Beach Ongoing Kids Choice Sports, Dance, and Fitness Indoor Playground Whether your child has just begun to walk or can cartwheel for days, “Kids Choice Sports” can cater to all of your gymnastics needs. We offer “Mommy & Me” classes, beginner classes for all ages, and beyond. Please call 561.998.4225 or visit www. gokidschoice.com for schedule and pricing. 6500 W Rogers Circle #1000 Boca Raton. Saturdays 3:30 - 5 PM Kids Art Express at Kids Need More Art Young artists are invited to stop by our Jupiter studio for a chance to work on skills and explore different techniques and media, all while creating a work of art from start to finish. Advance registration required. Each class subject to minimum enrollment. Advance registration required. Ages 5 -9. Class is $18. Register at www. kidsneedmoreart.com. Saturdays • 10:30 - 11:30 AM at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum: Drop In Craft Open to all ages. Each week enjoy a different craft project. Free with paid admission. Go to www.schoolhousemuseum.org for more info. Located at 129 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach.

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Calendar Sat., Nov. 2 • 8 - 10 AM Sensory Saturdays at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium On the 1st Saturday of each month, all families affected by autism spectrum disorder are invited to explore the museum before we open to the public. Experience our exhibits without heavy crowds when we have softened general lighting and decreased the noise level and visual stimulation. Our facility is also ADA accessible and wheelchair friendly! The cost is half off regular Science Center admission! $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, $6.50 for children 3-12, free for children under 3, and free for our members. Visit www. sfsciencecenter.org for more information or call 561.832.2026. 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach.

Nov. 6. Poll workers with proper ID may use their free entry from Nov. 8 -10. For more information call 561.533.0887 or visit www. palmbeachzoo.org. 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach. Fri., Nov. 6 • 6:30 - 9:30 PM Screen on the Green at Waterfront Commons “Aladdin” (PG). Screen on the Green transforms the great lawn on the West Palm Beach Waterfront into a theater under the stars. Bring a blanket or a chair and purchase “movie time” popcorn, snacks and beverages from our concession stand. The event is free. 100 South Clematis Street, West Palm Beach.

Sat., Nov. 9 • 10 AM - 4 PM Fall Family Fun Fest at South Florida Sat., Nov. 2 •11 AM Science Museum Center & Aquarium DINO-LIGHT at the Guests of all ages will fall in love with science Duncan Theatre at the 9th Annual Fall Family Fun Fest! This DINO-LIGHT is a glow-in-the-dark adventure is event features many hands-on activities, visually stunning and has been praised for its including fall-themed crafts, face painting, cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology petting zoo, live science demonstrations and dance. This show is part of the Family and entertainment, carnival-style games Weekend Series. These productions are and much more! Explore our NEW Hall of appropriate for families with children between Heroes exhibit! Learn the circumstances the ages of 4–10, designed to expose young that create superheroes, discover the ideals people to the arts in a live theatre setting. Buy that heroes uphold, and push boundaries tickets to all three shows in the series and as to what it truly means to be heroic! An save (single tickets available too). For more adventure fit for all ages. Food is available information and to buy tickets go to www. for purchase from our WT Cafe and Kona Ice palmbeachstate.edu/theatre/duncan-theatre/ of Jupiter, LLC located on our Science Trail saturday-family-fun-series.aspx. Event is included with paid admission to the Science Center: $17.95 for adults, $13.95 for Tues., Nov. 5 • 9 children 3-12, $15.95 for seniors and free for AM - 4:15 PM Free children under 3 and members. For more Admission with “I information, please call 561.832.1988 or visit Voted” Sticker at www. sfsciencecenter.org. 4801 Dreher Trail Palm Beach Zoo Come to the zoo with North, West Palm Beach. your “I Voted” sticker and receive one free Please call ahead to confirm. adult admission to the zoo. Valid only on Events are subject to change. 24 November 2019 | PB Parenting |


Tues. & Wed., Nov. 12 & 13 • 5 - 7 PM GEMS Club at STEM Studio in Downtown Abacoa Due to popular demand, we’ve added a second GEMS session to each month! This month’s theme is “Dark Sky” Girls have a bright future in Science and GEMS Club will continue to help them shine! GEMS Club offers the perfect opportunity for young girls to learn and grow as they discover the exciting world of math, science, engineering and technology. Pizza dinner and refreshments will be provided. This program is open to girls in grades 3 - 8 and a $10 registration fee is required per session. The event is limited to 25 girls per session, so register early to save your spot! There will be an additional $5 charge for walk-in registrations. Walkins, please be aware that the session may already be sold out. Visit www. sfsciencecenter. org/stem-studio-gems to register or for more information on the monthly themes offered. STEM Studio in downtown Abacoa is located at 1209 Main Street Unit 112, Jupiter. Fri., Nov. 15 • 7PM - 10 AM Family Sleepover at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium Explore our new Hall of Heroes exhibit and participate in fun activities that will put your special powers to the test. Test your agility with an obstacle course, problem-solve with a scavenger hunt, and express your creativity with superhero crafts. All taking place alongside your favorite superheroes like the Hulk, Ironman, Superman, and others! Cost $35 for members, $40 for non-members. One adult chaperone must accompany every 5 children. Children must be 3 years or older. Cost includes hot pizza dinner, continental breakfast, and all activities. Participants supply their own sleeping bag, twin-sized air mattress or foam underlay, pillow and personal hygiene materials. For information or to register call

561.832.2026.4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. Sat., Nov. 16 • 8:30 - 10 AM Beach Cleanup at Loggerhead Marinelife Center Join Lynne Wells and her group of Blue Friends each month on the third Saturday at 8:30 a.m. for the Juno Beach beach cleanup. Following 1-hour of cleaning the beach, join us for a light breakfast sponsored by Whole Foods Market, Palm Beach Gardens and Another Broken Egg Café in Harbourside, Jupiter. Complimentary coffee by Oceana Coffee will also be served. Bring a bucket to collect the trash and garden gloves if you have them. Help us keep the very beach that our turtles call home free from trash and litter. Please RSVP to Lynne: bluefriends@ marinelife.org.Call 561.627.8280 or visit www. marinelife.org for more information. Located at 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach. Sat., Nov. 16 • 4 6:30PM American Girl Hot Chocolate Tea Party Ice Skating at Palm Beach Skate Zone Bring your favorite doll and join in on the fun! Stations for hair styling, manicures, balloon artist, face painting, hot chocolate “tea party” & of course ice skating! Admission is $11 and skate rental is $4. We will be raffling off an Ice Skating American Girl Doll - tickets are $2 for 1 and $5 for 3. Visit www. pbskatezone.com for more information. 8125 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth. Fri, Nov. 29 • 6 - 10 PM Zoo Lights! Wild Nights! at Palm Beach Zoo Zoo Lights, Wild Nights! is sure to become a Florida holiday tradition for families and friends. For the first time, the Palm Beach Zoo will be illuminated for the holidays with over one million ecofriendly lights. Each evening the Zoo will be aglow with unique themed displays from the entrance through the Florida Wetlands and Tropics of the Americas. The festive


Calendar Ongoing Classes at Center for Creative Education The Center for Creative Education is an educational nonprofit that was created more than 20 years ago to strengthen the presence of the arts in the classrooms of Palm Beach County. The Center offers classes for both children and adults alike. Classes include visual arts, theatre, Fri., Nov. 29 • 6 - 9 PM music, movie making and much more. Days Nights at The Museum and times vary so visit www.cceflorida.org at South Florida Science for a schedule and a complete list of available Center and Aquarium On the last Friday classes or call 561.805.9927. of each month, guests of all ages can enjoy extended hours of exploration at the South SAVE THE DATE! Fri., Florida Science Center and Aquarium! Each Dec. 6 • 7 PM The Night at the Museum is a different theme, Nutcracker at the which includes various interactive science Duncan Theatre - Presented by Dance Alive crafts, activities, entertainment, exhibits, National Ballet, a gem of a company that planetarium shows, and a chance to view features an international roster of award the night sky in Palm Beach County’s only winning dancers. Become entranced by public observatory! Food and beverage from the beauty of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Wholesome Tummies Cafe will be available dazzling Court, enchanted by the swirling for purchase throughout the evening. This snowflakes. This show is part of the Family month’s theme is “Dark Sky.” Admission to Weekend Series. These productions are Social Skills Group Nights at the Museum: $14.95 for adults, appropriate for families with children between Summer Ages $12.95 for seniors,2018 $10.95 for children9-11 (3-12), the ages of 4–10, designed to expose young FREE for children under 3, and $6 for adult people to the arts in a live theatre setting. Buy The focus of this group is to Sessions begin members (child members are FREE). Guests tickets to all three shows in the series and help children in this June 6 transitional age improve self will receive 10% off on Gem Panning Rough save (single tickets available too). For more 6-7:30pm confidence, while navigating (No session on July 4) receive 20%! 4801 Dreher and members will information and to buy tickets go to www. issues, such as emotional Wellington Professional awareness of self and others, TrailLakeNorth, West Centre Palm Beach. Visit www. palmbeachstate.edu/theatre/duncan-theatre/ 12161 Ken Adams Way Suite 154 conflict resolution, anger Wellington, FL 33414 sfsciencecenter.org for more information. saturday-family-fun-series.aspx. management, manners, rule holiday fun features photos with Santa, special animal encounters and Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen featuring cookie decorating and holiday themed treats. This event repeats weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until 12/29/2019. Visit www. palmbeachzoo.org. 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach.

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Ongoing Sessions others, maintaining friendships, asking for Wednesdays 6 help and advice giving. - 7:30 PM Social Skills Group for Ages 9-12 Improve self To register and for more information, please contact: confidence, maintain friendships, anger Madeleine Grossmayer, LCSW manners management, conflict resolution, 561-602-1485 and more. ForStacey information call Madeleine Longhini, LCSW Grossmayer, LCSW561-301-4260 at 561.602.1485. Classes are heldaccept at the Lake We gladly CIGNA andWellington AVMED/MagellanProfessional insurance plans. Center.

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SAVE THE DATE Sun., Dec. 15 • 7 AM 8th Annual Wellington Jingle Bell Run 5K All runners will be given jingle bells prior to the race. Divisions: Male/ Female Age, Santa, Mrs.Claus, Elves, and Male/Female Stroller. Please bring an un-wrapped toy which will be donated to needy families in our community. For more information visit www. wellingtonholidayrun.com. The run will take place inside Village Park which is located at 11700 Pierson Road, Wellington.


Anytime Painting at Rhythm & Hues Come whenever it is convenient for you! Available anytime during our operating hours. Go online or call the center to reserve your spot! Prices run between $20.50-$24.00 for the session. Visit https://rhythmandhues. com/ for more information and for a list of all available art and music classes or call 561.216.1027. Rhythm & Hues is located at 5016 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach.

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