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Contents Letter From the Publisher P. 4
PB Picks - Birthday & Valentine’s Pick P. 6 Party On: 10 Party Tips to Keep Your Party Easy and Fun P. 8 Party Planning Guide P. 10-15
Ten Fun Activities To Do With and For Your Kids On Valentine’s Day P. 16 Show Off Your Sweet Side This Valentine’s Day P.20
Raising Confident Kids P. 22 ‘Tis the Season for the Flu 7 Tips from After Hours Pediatrics P. 24 Family Events Calendar P. 26
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Local Valentine’s Day Outing Ideas With and Without The Kids Note: Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday so many events are being held the weekend before. With Kids: Lady Bug Release Party at the Palm Beach Zoo. Sat., Feb. 10 • 11 AM. Bring the family for a day full of ladybug fun! Kids will enjoy ladybug crafts, face painting, and ladybug releases! Children are encouraged to come dressed as a ladybug for a chance to win a special prize pack during our ladybug costume contest. Visit www.palmbeachzoo. org for more information. 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach. Everyone loves Chocolate! During Science of Chocolate at the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, visitors will learn the science behind how chocolate is made, the chemical properties of chocolate, as well
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as its potential health benefits. Activities include liquid nitrogen chocolate ice cream demos, make-and-take coco slime, chocolate fountain tastings, chocolate trivia with prizes, chocolate-related crafts, activities, and workshops. This event is free with paid Science Center admission and free for Science Center & Aquarium members. For more information please visit www.sfsciencecenter.org. 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. Kids Night Outs: Go out without the guilt! Drop off the kids for a fun time and steal a few hours for yourself! Kids Night Out at Kids Need More Art in Jupiter is Fri. Feb. 9 • 6-9 PM. There are many great dining options right nearby in Abacoa. For more information visit www.kidsneedmoreart. com or call 561.746.4576. 1155 Main Street, Suite 116, Jupiter.
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Party planning shouldn’t be a headache or be stressful. Keep your day easy breezy with some of PB Parenting’s favorite party planning tips!
1. Start with the invite list. It dictates everything: How large a venue you need, what kind of theme or activities you pick, etc.
10 Party Tips to keep your party easy and fun!
4. Skip the Goodie Bags! There! We said it! We love the generous spirit behind goodie bags and party favors, but we could all do without random tchotchkes that get played with for five seconds (if that). How about hosting a simple craft activity and letting the result serve as the parting gift? Or taking a group photo and printing out copies (at the party or after) for each child to keep?
2. What about siblings? Before age 7, inviting siblings is a nice gesture if you 5. Food- Offer a variety of foods. Ordering have the space and funds. However, a few pizzas takes care of the main other parents understand your course, but think about including fruit, predicament firsthand. If it’s not feasible, veggies, cheese, crackers, or popcorn for don’t be afraid to say no. If childcare is snacking. an issue for the sibling perhaps offer to have them drop the birthday guest off. 6. Visit the venue- Plan a visit to your venue if you are throwing it outside 3. Skip the paper invite. Everyone is your home before the party so you can online these days (even grandmas have scope it out and anticipate any issues. email and maybe even facebook!) Utilize any of the many free services out there 7. Keep it short! You need 1-2 or create a facebook event! activities that will take you to cake time! Party experts recommend 90 8 February 2018 | PB Parenting |
minutes for children under 5. Two hours for ages over 5. 8. Take a lot of Photos. When the party is done all you have left is pictures. Make sure to designate someone to. 9. Write thank-you notes. While sending email invitations is standard these days, most guests still appreciate a good oldfashioned physical thank-you card— particularly one written by the birthday child.
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10. Consider Throwing Parties Every Few Years - Everyone should feel special on her birthday, but there’s no rule that says your kid has to have an elaborate party every year. Planning a birthday party doesn’t have to make you want to pull your hair out! It also helps to connect with the right vendors to make sure your party goes off without a hitch! Check out Page 10 for PB Parenting’s bi-annual party planning guide which is also online all year
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Ten Fun Activities To Do With and For Your Kids On Valentine’s Day BY TIFFANY DOERR GUERZON
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about romantic love. Show your kids how much you love them by doing some of these fun V-Day activities.
5. Draw a trail of hearts on the driveway or sidewalk in red and pink chalk. Kids can follow the path by hopping from one to the next on the way to the car or bus stop.
1. Slip a Valentine card under each kids pillow and tell them to check underneath for a fun surprise when they wake up.
6. Visit a local nursing home and hand out flowers or valentines to the residents.
2. For breakfast, cut out toast with a heart shaped cookie cutter. Spread the heart shape with cream cheese and top with strawberry or raspberry jam. Place the piece of toast with the heart cut out on a plate and fill the center with red berries. Wet the rims of wine glasses or plastic cups then dip into pink or red sugar. Fill the cups with sparkling apple juice. 3. Draw a large, open heart on the bathroom mirror at kid-height with a dry erase marker. Write “I love” with an arrow pointing to the heart shape. When your child looks in the mirror to brush their teeth, his or her face will be in the heart!
7. Cook up a valentine-themed dinner. Serve heart-shaped individual pizzas, or top pizza with heart-shaped pepperoni. (Cut pepperoni pieces into hearts with a mini cookie cutter.) Many pizza companies offer heart shaped pizza for take out or delivery on V-Day as well. Serve with pink milk or sparkling juice. 8. During dinner, have each family member say why they love the person sitting next to them. Go around the table one way, then do it again in the opposite direction.
9. After dinner, cuddle up in PJs to watch a Valentine’s Day show such as a Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That: Hurray! 4. Glam up lunch boxes by using your heart It’s Valentine’s Day, Winnie the Pooh, A cookie cutter to shape sandwiches. Include Valentine for You, WordWorld: My Fuzzy a treat of valentine candy and, of course, a Valentine, or Madly Madagascar. love note. 16 February 2018 | PB Parenting |
10. Last but not least, don’t forget storytime! Try one of these love-themed books: Queen of Hearts by Mary Englebreit, Love, Splat by Rob Scotten, Snowy Valentine by David Peterson, I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt or Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool by James Dean. Spread the love by trying one or more of these ideas this February 14th. By replacing candy and gifts with time spent together, you will surely brighten your kids day and make fun family memories. Tiffany Doerr Guerzon is a physician assistant by trade, a Stay-at-Home Mom by choice, and a Writer by inspiration. When she’s not taking care of her husband and kids, you can find her in her office-a local coffee shop -- sitting back and writing about home and family life.
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Show Off Your Sweet Side This Valentine’s Day Treat family, friends and co-workers to something they will all love this Valentine’s Day by making easy and impressive cookies. Start with your favorite roll-out cookie recipe or simply dress up storebought ones by adding some simple details with icing. From the cupids at Wilton, here are three ways to leave them smitten with sweets this Valentine’s Day: •
Prepare and roll out cookie dough following recipe directions. Use 3 smallest cutters from 4-piece heart nesting cookie cutter set to cut out shapes. Bake and cool cookies. Divide royal icing into three equal portions, and tint 3 shades of rose. Thin a portion of each shade following recipe directions. Use tip 3 and full-strength tinted icing to outline cookies. Use thinned tinted icing in cut decorating bag to fill in cookies; gently tap to smooth icing. Let dry overnight.
Desserts with dimension. Triple your treats by stacking three decorated cookies in different sizes together and Use icing to attach cookies, stacking largest attach them with icing. Complement with color. A simple piping technique looks stunning when piped in different colors on your cookies. Get to gifting. Wrap your finished treats in a Valentine’s Day treat bag or box.
Stackable Ombre Heart Cookies Each stacked cookie serves 1. • Favorite roll-out cookie recipe • Royal icing (recipe on wilton.com) • Rose Icing Color • Heart Micro Mini Icing Decorations
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to smallest; place icing decoration on top. Scalloped Heart Cookies Each cookie serves 1. • Favorite roll-out cookie recipe • Ready-To-Use White Creamy Decorator Icing • Icing Colors: Burgundy, Red-Red and Christmas Red Prepare and roll out dough following recipe directions. Use largest cutter from the 4-piece heart nesting cookie cutter set to cut out shape. Bake and cool cookies. Divide icing into four equal portions. Tint one of each portion light burgundy, dark burgundy and combination of red-red/ Christmas red. Reserve last portion white. Starting from top edge of heart, use tip 102 and icing in dark burgundy, light burgundy, red and white to pipe V-shaped groups of two petals, one piped from left and one from right, to create row of petals in alternating colors. Repeat with second row between petals in first row. Continue to repeat pattern until cookies are covered.
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Raising Confident Kids It takes confidence to be a kid. Whether going to a new school or stepping up to bat for the first time, kids face a lot of uncharted territory.
when kids show off a new skill, and reward them with praise when they achieve a goal or make a good effort.
Naturally, parents want to instill a can-do attitude in their kids so that they’ll bravely take on new challenges and, over time, believe in themselves. While each child is a little different, parents can follow some general guidelines to build kids’ confidence.
With plentiful opportunities, good instruction, and lots of patience from parents, kids can master basic skills — like tying their shoes and making the bed. Then, when other important challenges present themselves, kids can approach them knowing that they have already been successful in other areas.
Self-confidence rises out of a sense of competence. In other words, kids develop confidence not because parents tell them they’re great, but because of their achievements. Sure, it’s good to hear encouraging words from mom and dad. But words of praise mean more when they refer to a child’s specific efforts or new abilities. When kids achieve something, whether it’s brushing their own teeth or riding a bike, they get a sense of themselves as able and capable, and tap into that high-octane fuel of confidence. Building self-confidence can begin very early. When babies learn to turn the pages of a book or toddlers learn to walk, they are getting the idea “I can do it!” With each new skill and milestone, kids can develop increasing confidence. Parents can help by giving kids lots of opportunities to practice and master their skills, letting kids make mistakes and being there to boost their spirits so they keep trying. Respond with interest and excitement 22 February 2018 | PB Parenting |
Stay on the Sidelines Of course, supervision is important to ensure that kids stay safe. But to help them really learn a new skill, it’s also important not to hover. Give kids the opportunity to try something new, make mistakes, and learn from them. For instance, if your son wants to learn how to make a peanut butter sandwich, demonstrate, set up the ingredients, and let him give it a try. Will he make a bit of a mess? Almost certainly. But don’t swoop in the second some jelly hits the countertop. In fact, avoid any criticism that could discourage him from trying again. If you step in to finish the sandwich, your son will think, “Oh well, I guess I can’t make sandwiches.” But if you have patience for the mess and the time it takes to learn, the payoff will be real. Someday soon he’ll be able to say, “I’m hungry for lunch, so I’m going to make my own sandwich.”You might even reply, “Great, can you make me one, too?”What a clear sign
of your faith in his abilities! Offer Encouragement and Praise Sometimes, kids give up when frustrations arise. Help by encouraging persistence in the midst of setbacks. By trying again, kids learn that obstacles can be overcome. Once kids reach a goal, you’ll want to praise not only the end result but also their willingness to stick with it. For instance, after your son has mastered making that peanut butter sandwich you might show your confidence by saying,“Next time, want to learn how to crack an egg?”Sandwich-fixing and egg-cracking might not seem like huge achievements, but they’re important steps in the right direction — toward your child’s independence. Throughout childhood, parents have chances to prepare kids to take care of themselves. Eventually, your grown-up kids just might say thanks for how prepared they feel for the road ahead — a road they can take with confidence.
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‘Tis the Season for the Flu 7 Tips from After Hours Pediatrics Flu season is in full swing and our area is already being hit hard. After Hours Pediatrics medical director, Dr. Lou Romig, has indicated that each of our clinics is seeing multiple flu patients every day. Dr. Romig has offered these important points about proper medical care for children amid the flu outbreak: 1. If someone has flu-like symptoms (fever that’s hard to control, body aches, sore throat, runny nose, cough, headache, vomiting, diarrhea), there’s an excellent chance they have the flu, even if a flu test comes back negative. The flu test can miss 30-50% of those who really do have the flu. CDC is encouraging providers not to do flu tests on every patient with flu symptoms, but to assume they have it based on history and examination alone. 2. Most people who have the flu or flu-like symptoms don’t need any treatment aside from rest, hydration and symptomatic treatment with nonprescription medications, such as acetaminophen. 3. Tamiflu is NOT a miracle cure for the flu. Studies show that, at best, treatment with Tamiflu within the first 48 hours of symptoms may decrease the period of illness by 12 -24 hours. So, instead of being
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sick for 5 days, a patient might be sick for 4 days. It may or may not decrease the intensity of the symptoms. Tamiflu tends to give kids stomach pain and vomiting, which may only make them feel worse than if they didn’t take it at all. 4. There are certain types of people who are at greater risk of complications of the flu and who should be treated with Tamiflu in the hope of lessening their illness. These people include: children less than one year of age, the elderly and anyone with chronic illnesses such as asthma, epilepsy, heart disease or a compromised immune system. 5. Treatment with Tamiflu may also be considered to help cut down on transmission of the disease to other household members who are at increased risk if they get the flu. For example, Tamiflu should be considered for a healthy 5-year-old child with the flu whose frail grandmother lives with the family. That grandmother should also see her primary care provider as she might also benefit from taking Tamiflu as a prevention measure. 6. Otherwise healthy children with symptoms of the flu don’t absolutely have
to be seen by a doctor unless they have symptoms like severe pain anywhere, the inability to stay hydrated or difficulty breathing. It’s always better to be conservative in seeking medical care, but parents may find themselves waiting for a long time in busy doctors’ offices, urgent care centers or ERs, only to find the provider may or may not test the child for the flu and may or may not prescribe Tamiflu. Antibiotics should not be prescribed unless there are signs of a bacterial infection. All the Amoxicillin in the world will not cure the flu, because antibiotics don’t work on viruses. Children with chronic illnesses, and especially those with immune system compromise, should be seen if they get flu-like symptoms because they may benefit from Tamiflu more than children who have no long-term medical problems. 7. Anyone with flu-like symptoms should stay home until they have had no fever for at least 24 hours. Kids should stay out of school and daycare. Adults should stay home from work or school. One of the reasons the flu spreads so easily and quickly is that people don’t stay home while they’re sick. There are many good reasons why a family might need to a send a sick child to school or daycare, or a sick adult might have to go to work, but it’s in everyone’s best interests for people who are sick to stay home. Dr. Lou Romig is the Medical Director, After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care. After Hours Pediatrics provides urgent care to children (newborns to 21 years of age) with non-lifethreatening illnesses and injuries by boardcertified pediatricians on weeknights and weekends, when most primary care physician (PCP) offices are closed. After Hours Pediatrics treats respiratory illnesses, broken bones, cuts, burns, sports injuries and more. With lab and x-ray services available, the average patient visit is less than an hour. Visit them at afterhourspediatrics.com or 6250 Lantana Road, Suite 12 in Lake Worth.
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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 a complete schedule. 6752 Lantana Road, Lake Worth. Mondays and Tuesdays at 4 PM Tiny Kids Need More Art Kids Need More Art in Jupiter invites toddlers ages 2 - 4, and their moms (or dads!) to join them at their bright, colorful, and fun studio space for some creative togethertime. Class is $15. Register at www. kidsneedmoreart.com/jupiter/tiny-kids/. Also available: Play in Color Open Studio from 3-7 PM Monday thru Thursday in Abacoa location. Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 AM Open Splash Play at Small Fish Big Fish Swim School Enjoy some quality time in our warm indoor pool - let your little fish swim or play on deck with our water tables. No Registration Required. Members are free, non-members are $5. For more info call 561.818.7946. 346 Pike Road #3, WPB.
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Tuesdays 10:30 AM and Wednesdays 2 PM - Sensational Story: A Story ‘n More at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center No need to sit still as a statue for this story. Instructors brings children’s books to life through interactive performance, singing, movement and props. An engaging artPARTIES activity complements each BIRTHDAY Exhibits, party room & plenty of fun! session. FREE for Museum Members and Special Saturday & Sunday packages available. Where is an adventure! FREElearning with paid Museum admission for Non-Members. For more info go to www. schoolhousemuseum.org 129 E Ocean Avenue | Boynton Beach, FL 33435
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Wednesdays at 4 PM Imagination Meditation at Family Yoga Zen Zone For ages 6-12. Other classes available for children through adults. Visit www.familyyogazenzone.com for a complete schedule of classes. 1201 N. Federal Hwy, Delray Beach. Thursdays at Family Yoga Zen Zone Join us on Thursdays for lots of amazing classes throughout the day! Power Yoga at 8 AM for adults, Baby & Me at 9 AM, Little Yogis (Ages 2-5) at 10 AM, Lunchtime Pilates for Adults at 12PM, Kids Yoga (Ages 6-12) at 4 PM, DramaKids at 5PM and Hip Hop Yoga at 6 PM. Please check the schedule at www. familyyogazenzone.com/class-schedule for a complete list of days and times for all the classes we offer. 1201 N. Federal Highway, Delray Beach. Toddler Tuesdays at 9:30 AM at The Mall at Wellington Green Join us each Tuesday morning for a different themed event inside the LIVE360 studio near Nordstrom. Activities vary weekly and may include a craft, story time, sing alongs, movies and more! Most activities are free or are offered for a small fee. Call 561.227.6900 for more information. 10300 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. Please call ahead to confirm or register. Classes are subject to change.
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Calendar Thurs., Feb. 1 • 5 - 7 PM Hack Shack Tech Club at South Florida Science Museum Center & Aquarium If you like to make, tinker, design, and engineer, then the Hack Shack Tech Club is for you! This club gives children the opportunity to explore science and technology in a whole new way as they experiment with computer programming and even design their very own video game! This week’s theme is “Coding with Cozmo.” Anki Cozmo is more than just a highly entertaining robot tech toy. It’s a great platform for introducing fundamental concepts related to programming and robotics. Classes are held at the new Stiles-Nicholson STEM Education Center across the street from the Science Center. 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. Visit www.sfsciencecenter. org for more information. Thurs., Feb. 1 • 7:30 PM Cirque Zuma Zuma at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center After sell-out seasons in Europe and an extended debut run in Australia, Cirque Zuma Zuma is ready to wow you! Audiences and critics in Europe and Australia agree – Cirque Zuma Zuma is unlike anything they have ever seen before. Many describe it as an African-style Cirque du Soleil; such is the standard of the performers and the quality of the show’s live musical score. The show is a high-energy dance act, part Cirque du Soleil, part Harlem Globetrotters, and it is fast paced and full of acrobatic ingenuity. Tickets are $25 for adults & seniors and $15 for children & PBSC Students/Staff. Please call 561.993.1160 for more information. Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is located at 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade. 28 February 2018 | PB Parenting |
Fri., Feb. 2 • 6 - 9 PM Kids Night Out at Small Fish Big Fish Swim School Drop the kids off for gymnastics, swimming, dinner & fun! They burn off energy. You pick them up after you have had some adult time. The cost is $35 per child and 10% off for siblings. Please call 561.818.7946 to register. 346 Pike Road #3, West Palm Beach. Mon., Feb. 5 - Fri., Feb. 9 • Preschool Open House at Bright Horizons Join us at one of our locations for a preschool open house. Meet our engaging teachers, visit our bright and beautiful classrooms, learn about our world-class curriculum, discover how your child’s interests are incorporated into the classroom experiences and find out how parent/teacher partnerships contribute to your child’s success. For more information and to find a location near you, please visit www.brighthorizons.com. Wed., Feb. 7 & Sat., Feb. 10 • 10 One, Two at the Zoo at Palm Beach Zoo Join our Early Explorers for an interactive educational experience designed for toddler and preschool-aged children! These special themed programs, created for children ages 2-4, include: up-close animal encounters, stories, games, crafts, and visits to animal exhibits throughout the Zoo! Wednesday’s class is geared toward 2 year olds and Friday is geared toward 3 - 4 year olds. Call 561.533.0887 or visit www. palmbeachzoo.org for pricing and to register. 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach. Please call ahead to confirm or register. Classes are subject to change.
Fri., Feb. 9 • 6 - 9 PM Kid’s Night Out at Kids Need More Art in Jupiter Join us for a night of fun, creativity, and art appreciation! Young artists will look at the work of famous artists and create their own masterpiece in that style using some of the same techniques. The evening includes master artist themed art projects, games and other activities, pizza from our Abacoa neighbor Costello’s Pizzeria and more! Ages 5 - 9. Cost is $25 per child. Ask for sibling or group discounts. For a schedule of classes visit www.kidsneedmoreart.com or call 561.746.4576. Sat., Feb. 10 • 11 AM Ladybug Release Party at Palm Beach Zoo Be a part of our 4th Annual Ladybug Release Party sponsored by FPL SolarNow™! Bring the family for a day full of ladybug fun! Kids will enjoy ladybug crafts, face painting, DJ, and ladybug releases! Children are encouraged to come dressed in pink and red or as a ladybug for a chance to win a behindthe-scenes flamingo experience during our ladybug costume contest. Please note that there will be sign up sheets for each of the scheduled ladybug releases as you enter the Zoo. Call 561.533.0887 or visit www. palmbeachzoo.org for more information. 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach. Sat, Feb. 10 • 6 - 9 PM The Science of Chocolate at South Florida Science Museum Center & Aquarium During Science of Chocolate, visitors will learn the science behind how chocolate is made, the chemical properties of chocolate, as well as its potential health benefits. Activities include liquid nitrogen chocolate ice cream demos, make-and-take coco slime, chocolate fountain tastings, chocolate trivia with prizes, chocolate-related crafts, activities,
and workshops. This event is free with paid Science Center admission and free for our members. For more information please visit www.sfsciencecenter.org. 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. Tues., Feb. 13 • 5 - 7 PM GEMS Club at STEM Studio in Downtown Abacoa This week’s theme is “Cerebral Science.” 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. Walk-ins, please be aware that the session may already be sold out. Visit www.sfsciencecenter. org/ stem-studio-gems to register or for more information. STEM Studio is located at 1209 Main Street Unit 112, Jupiter. Fri., Feb. 16 • 9 AM - 4 PM Sea Turtle Savers Day Camp at Loggerhead Marinelife Center Looking to get your kids outside while school is out? Join us for our NEW Sea Turtle Savers day camps! Register your aspiring scientists to follow in the footsteps of our marine biologist staff members for a full-immersion marine science experience. Participants will learn the journey of our sea turtle patients through their recovery and what conservation tools they can use to make sure no sea turtles get injured on their watch! For ages 6 - 9. The cost is $45 per child. Please call 561.627.8280 or visit www.marinelife.org for more information or to register. Loggerhead Marinelife Center is located at 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach.
Calendar Sat., Feb. 17 • 11 AM - 3 PM Dragonfest at Palm Beach Zoo DragonFest sponsored by FPL SolarNow™ is Palm Beach Zoo’s annual celebration of the Chinese New Year! This year is the year of the Dog. Join us for great fun and great wishes for the new year! We’ll have a DJ, crafts, face painting, and the always amazing Dragon and Lion Dances by John Wai Kung Fu Academy along with a martial arts demonstration! Be sure to visit our resident modern day dragon...the Komodo dragon. Call 561.533.0887 or visit www. palmbeachzoo.org for more information. 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach. Feb. 23 - 25 • 52nd Annual St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Festival The festival features great live entertainment, lots of food and beverage options featuring food trucks and food tents to treat everyone’s cravings. With over 20 amusement rides, games, contests, a kids corner, world famous flea market and so much more, this event is not one to miss. The festival is fun for all ages. Save money on ride wristbands and tickets by purchasing them in advance. For more information or for advanced tickets please visit www.festivaldelray.com or call 561.276.6892. The festival is located at 840 George Bush Blvd., Delray Beach. Thurs., Feb. 22 • 5:30 - 6:30 PM Open House at Gardens School of Technology Arts Educating young innovators for the 21st Century – K - 8 charter school in a small school environment. Call 561.290.7661 or visit www.mysota.net. 9153 Roan Lane, Palm Beach Gardens.
Fri., Feb. 23 • 7:30 PM Comedian Ventriloquist Taylor Mason at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center Taylor Mason’s quick wit, flawless delivery and polished material make him a hit with audiences of all ages. He is a ventriloquist, musician and stand-up comedian. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Call 561.993.1160.1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade. For the Love of Art Series at Kids Need More Art Love and creativity are in the air this winter as Kids Need More Art invites you to a special event series! Join us in our Downtown Abacoa studio in Jupiter on Sat., Feb. 3 & 10 from 5 - 7 PM and Sun., Feb. 4 and 11 from 3 - 5 PM and enjoy pizza and a special themed creation. The cost is $25 per participant. Ages 5-12 and children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information visit www. kidsneedmoreart.com or call 561.746.4576. Ongoing Wildlife Feedings at The Sandoway Discovery Center As South Florida’s premier coastal ecosystem and marine life center, we will transform and inspire our visitors through experiential education and conservation. Join us for shark feedings every Tuesday - Saturday at 10:30 AM and Sundays at 1:30 PM, alligator feedings every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 PM, and stingray feedings Tuesday Saturday at 2:45 PM. Feedings are included in the cost of admission. Tickets are $5 for everyone 3 years of age and above. Palm Beach Zoo members are free. Call 561.274.7263 for more information. Located at 142 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach.
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