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Letter From The Publisher Greetings, Happy 2013! New Year’s Resolutions are back! January is a time for reflection on the past year and a desire to change in the new year. According to StatisticBrain.com* the Mile 13 of the Palm Beach Half #1 resolution is to lose Marathon weight and #5 is staying fit and healthy. Yet only 8% will find success and 49% will fail. PB Parenting would like to change those numbers in your favor. Check out page 6, Get Fit Moms. Read and find inspirational success stories from local moms just like yourself. I have found the key to keeping a plan in place is to have a good support system. Join our Facebook group - www.facebook. com/groups/getfitmomspbp. Share your story, find a workout buddy, and swap recipes and diet tips. Recently, I decided to change my fitness path. Seven months after having my second child, I started running again and eating better. I am happy to report that in 3 months I have lost 15 lbs. I also finished a half marathon in December. I plan to run another half marathon in February and hopefully a full marathon in December. I hope we have inspired you to join us in our mission for a “Healthy and Happy 2013”. Happy Parenting,
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Community Cares Olivia Grace Armand Foundation
Olivia Grace Armand, a.k.a. “Cookie” was born with a very rare metabolic storage disorder called Mucolipidosis II or “I Cell”. She, as well as her brother, Mikey (age 6 1/2), were born missing the Lysosomal enzyme which is responsible for breaking down complex carbohydrates in the cells. It is a rare disorder with unfortunately an average life expectancy of 5 years. Throughout 2006, Trish and her family spent a lot of time at the Miami Children’s Hospital. Olivia received a bone marrow transplant while Trish was pregnant with Mikey, and twenty-three days later she welcomed her brother to the world! Only a week after his birth, Mikey was diagnosed with I-Cell as well and three months later he was back at hospital for his bone marrow transplant. While spending six months in a very confined area due to compromised immune systems, Olivia and Mikey’s mom, Trish Armand really got to know the nurses that cared for her children. The nurses not only provided medical care to her children, but they also provided emotional support to the family. Trish would often say “If I win Lotto, I am going to do a nursing scholarship in the kids’ names”. To this day, Trish is still in contact with the nurses that cared for Olivia and Mikey.
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Get fit Moms Success Stories for the New Year!
The new year is here and PB Parenting wants to make 2013 your healthiest! We are busy parents too and know how hard it is to keep up with the kids, run errands, and possibly work too. It is hard to fit exercise and healthy eating into the equation too. We are guilty of grabbing something quick through the drive-thru or putting off working out until tomorrow but tomorrow never comes. Here are some inspirational stories from local moms just like you and how they got fit and healthy.
ate more vegetables and less french fries! Ten months later I lost 42 lbs and dropped 4 sizes! And I ran my first 5K this past September! I achieved my goals and this is the best I have ever felt! Danielle Long, 26 years old of Lake Worth
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Tina Marrs, 37 years old of Lake Worth Lost 42 lbs I’m a mom of 4 boys and I gained about 4060 lbs with each one and never got down to my “pre baby weight”. After my 4th son and the start of a new year I was DETERMINED to lose the weight. I also gave myself a goal of running my first 5K. I joined Weight Watchers and started to work out with Moms FIT 4 Fun 2-3 times a week. I also started to run about twice a week. With the help of Weight Watchers I learned portion control and to make better choices of what I was eating. I did whole wheat breads and pastas instead of white breads. I cut out the fast food with the kids. I 6 January 2013 | PB Parenting |
During my pregnancy with my first child I had gained more weight than I had anticipated...almost 50lbs. I started jogging at 4 weeks postpartum. I didn’t change my diet at that point until my son started showing signs of food allergies around 2 months old (I was breastfeeding). I cut out all gluten, dairy, nuts and eggs, but decided instead of reading through every ingredients list I would start my own form of paleo diet/clean eating. I am now 60lbs lighter than I was at my last appointment at 40 weeks pregnant. I work out with Moms FIT 4 Fun 2-3 days/week along with running about 10-15 miles/week, and continue my clean eating. I have since re-introduced dairy, eggs and nuts, but still do not eat any processed foods, breads or pastas. One thing to keep in mind is to not see it as a diet...it is a lifestyle change!
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When Should You Visit a Pediatric Urgent Care Center By Dr. Sandra Rivera-Luciano The evening’s homework is nearly done, when suddenly your son’s asthma begins to shift into high gear. Or a weekend trip to the park comes to a quick and unhappy end when your daughter tumbles from her bike, leaving her with “road burn” and a few deep cuts and bruises. Over time, most moms and dads have opportunities like these to earn their parenting stripes, arranging treatment for children with minor illnesses and injuries. Now parents have a trusted partner in meeting their child’s after-hours medical needs. Miami Children’s Hospital now offers a new facility at the Miami Children’s Hospital Nicklaus Outpatient Center in Palm Beach Gardens. When to Bring Your Child to an Urgent Care Center? Pediatric urgent care centers are designed to provide after-hours care for minor, nonlife-threatening illnesses and injuries for children and teens up to 21 years of age who require medical attention. If your child’s illness or injury is life-threatening, call 911 or proceed to the nearest hospital emergency room/department. Otherwise, here is a list of some conditions for which you may want to seek treatment in an urgent care setting: • • • • • • • •
Allergies Asthma attacks (minor) Burns (minor) Colds, coughs, and sore throats Cuts and bruises Dog/animal bites (mild to moderate severity) Earaches and ear infections Fever in children more than 2 months old
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Minor head injuries (without loss of consciousness) Nausea Pink eye Rash Stomach pain (mild) Strains and sprains Urinary tract infections Vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration
Partnering with Your Physician Urgent care teams strive to partner with the patient’s primary care physician to ensure care continuity. At the MCH Nicklaus Outpatient Center, staff will refer your child back to his or her pediatrician or subspecialist for follow up care following the urgent care visit. The intent is to support the primary care physician, offering after-hours service when the child’s physician’s office is closed. Miami Children’s Hospital Nicklaus Outpatient Center - 11310 Legacy Avenue Legacy Place Palm Beach Gardens. Urgent Care center hours of operation: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (561) 624-9188 Dr. Rivera-Luciano is the Medical Director for the Miami Children’s Hospital network of Urgent Care Centers.
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Common Pediatric Illness with Dr. Shannon Fox-Levine, M.D., F.A.A.P
While we take all of the necessary precautions, during the winter months, we see a peak of illnesses. Although the weather certainly is not as it is in other parts of the country, we need to be aware of the most common illnesses and how to proactively treat these symptoms. Life can be somewhat unexpected, so please always look to your pediatrician if you feel that something out of the ordinary is going on. One of Palms West Hospital staff pediatricians, Dr. Shannon Fox, M.D., F.A.A.P. is here to provide a guide on the most common things we are asked in the New Year. A fever…When should you worry? The important thing to remember is that your child’s brain is not going to “fry” from a fever that is in response to illness. Some viruses, like influenza, can even cause fever up to 106F. Serious illnesses can occur without very high temperatures. When should you look to the doctor or make an ER trip: • •
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Any infant under 3 months of age with rectal temperature over 100.4F Any child 3 months to 3 years old with a temperature over 102.5F; or over 3 years of age, any temp higher than 103F Any child over 3 months with a fever for more than 48 hours with no other symptoms Any child with a temperature over 101F for greater than 5 days Any child with fever, headache, neck pain, rash, dry lips, decreased urine, and lethargy
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The dreaded cough… How long is too long? Much like fever, a cough is often your child’s protective friend. Most coughs in children are caused by the drainage of mucous from behind the nose, down the back of the throat. This causes a cough in order to keep the mucous out of the lungs. Cold and cough medications are not approved for any child under the age of 4. In older children, a cough suppressant may be used at night to aid in sleeping. A cool mist vaporizer in the room and elevating the head are supportive techniques to make your child more comfortable. It is expected that a cough from a virus could last on average 7-10 days. It is a good rule of thumb to bring your child into the pediatrician if the cough lasts for more than two weeks, or if your child has fever, wheezing or difficulty breathing. Vomiting & diarrhea…What should you do for your child? Most gastroenteritis is caused by a virus; however, some is caused by food poisoning. For children, we do not recommend any over-the-counter medications for these symptoms. The concern with vomiting and diarrhea is dehydration. The overall goal is to get your child back into a regular diet as soon as possible. When vomiting begins, do not give your child anything by mouth for an hour or two. Begin to wean back with sips of water or an electrolyte replacement fluid such as Gatorade (for children over two years) or Pedialyte (under two) in small doses. As the vomiting decreases, you can increase the volume that you are giving.
Once your child is able to tolerate fluids without vomiting, you can advance to the BRAT diet: Bananas, Rice, Applesauce or Apples (NOT apple juice if diarrhea is present) and Toast. Don’t believe the myth to avoid dairy. Breast milk and formula are important to restart in children under the age of 1 since they need the calories to heal. Soy may be a better choice if diarrhea is present for more than 3 or 4 days. Yogurt is also an excellent choice, adding the good bacteria back into the intestine. Trust your instincts. If your child is exhibiting behavior that is not normal, watch and follow these guidelines. But always contact your pediatrician if in doubt. Our focus is to keep your children healthy, so feel comfortable to ask any questions to accomplish just that. Shannon Fox-Levine, M.D., F.A.A.P. is the Managing Partner, Physician at Palm Beach Pediatrics and is on staff at Palms West Hospital. She is also the current President of the Palm Beach County Pediatric Society.
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BY Dr. Stephanie Lippman, Psy.D. Regular exercise not only has important benefits for the body, it has also been shown to have positive effects on the mind. In addition to helping people control weight and combat chronic diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes, exercise can improve stress management, alleviate symptoms of chronic mental illness, increase cognitive and academic functioning, improve self-esteem, and help with character development. While most studies have classically focused on exerciseâ€™s positive effects for adults, children face many of the same social and emotional challenges as adults. Together these factors provide strong evidence that children greatly benefit from regular exercise. Stress has become recognized as a significant problem for children with new issues like standardized school testing and the increased social difficulties that come with bullying in school as well as through social media. Studies have shown that 30 minutes of aerobic exercise can significantly reduce muscle tension associated with stress for up to six hours. It has been observed that children, aged 4 through 17, who exercised regularly showed greater abilities to handle stress and reduce anxiety than children who did
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not engage in regular physical activity. Exercise has the ability to act as a diversion from various factors in life that are associated with everyday life stressors. Rates of depression, anxiety, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children are dramatically on the rise. Five to eight times as many high school students are meeting the criteria for a diagnosis of major depression and/or an anxiety disorder than was true several decades ago. Additionally, the rates suggest that nearly 5.4 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD. Recent studies have shown that a regular exercise routine improved overall depression scores for children and adolescents with mood difficulties. While the exact reason exercise helps is not yet fully known, it is believed that exercise alters the levels of certain neurotransmitters including noradrenaline, serotonin, and dopamine, which are associated with depression and anxiety. A study focused on ADHD showed that a regular jogging routine established over 10-12 weeks can significantly reduce the need for stimulant medication in children diagnosed with the disorder. It is believed that the increase in motor activity stimulates the effect of the medicine, providing an alternative way to combat inattention and hyperactivity, while also promoting positive effects for the body.
While exercise does not necessarily have direct influences on intelligence, it does seem to improve academic performance. Researchers at Dartmouth University have suggested that exercising during periods of brain growth, like childhood and adolescence, changes the brain. Specifically, exercise appears to stimulate the birth of new neurons in areas of the brain responsible for supporting learning and memory. Forty minutes of exercise has been shown to improve executive functioning, which is the ability to pay attention, plan, and stay focused despite the presence of distractions. There have also been improvements reported in short-term memory, resulting in improved verbal reasoning and math skills. Healthy self-esteem is an important defense for all children against the challenges of the world. For obese children, however, the development of good self-esteem is even more important because of an increased likelihood of rejection by peers. The physical advantage of weight loss associated with exercise is certainly a good reason to encourage activity in children. However, other important lessons can be learned from developing and sticking to a regular exercise routine. These include the pride of reaching goals, feeling more competent at various activities, achieving mastery through practice, and increasing one’s social desirability. Remember, however, that exercise should be fun. It is important to find forms of exercise your child will really enjoy to encourage participation and limit rebellion. Athletic competition, while teaching important social Delicious lessons, does not always promoteFlickr
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health and wellbeing. Athletic competition may become dangerous when the contest becomes linked to winning, self-worth, and personal integrity. Players with good self-esteem and higher performance expectations are less at risk for developing stress in competitive situations. It is vital to explore these traits with your children and seek help for them if you find they are lacking in self-confidence or set too many expectations for themselves. While structured activities like team sports and dance lessons are great options, other physical activities to consider are playing hide-and-seek, tag, taking nature walks, roller-skating, and bikeriding. Physical activity through play has the potential for personal growth in areas such as persistence, deeper selfreliance, commitment, and motivation. Because play is so important for the healthy development of children as well,
combining physical activity with play is a way to meet two of your children’s most important needs at the same time. Dr. Stephanie Lippman is a licensed clinical psychologist, media consultant, and mother. She co-founded Psychological Wellness Center in Wellington, Florida which services infants, children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in individual, group, couples, and family therapy and conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations. Dr. Lippman also provides postpartum support and runs a Mommy and Me playgroup to help mothers with questions about healthy infant and toddler development and teaches developmental activities to stimulate physical, social, and emotional growth at each stage of development. You can follow her at www.psywellness.com. For questions or information, Dr. Lippman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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COMMUNITY CARES OLIVIA GRACE ARMAND FOUNDATION (continued from page 5) To date, she has awarded $13,500.00 in scholarships for pediatric nursing.
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December is a difficult month for Trish with the anniversary of Olivia’s passing, her birthday and then Christmas -- December will never be the same. But giving $2,500 scholarships in Olivia’s name to pediatric nurses has been helping Trish with her grief. Sadly, Mickey is not doing well, his health is deteriorating. He was born with no heart issues but now 6 years later he has 4 leaks in his valves. Trish tries not to think of what life will be without Mikey. It is hard to say if he has 2 days, 2 months or 2 years. She is grateful for the time with her children no matter how short. “My kids have taught me how strong I am, and taught many others not to take life for granted and live each day.” Trish is an advocate for bone marrow transplant as a method to enhance lives of I-Cell children and speaks to families affected all over the world. Besides working full time and caring for Mikey, her spare time is spent building the Foundation and bringing awareness of I-Cell. Her ultimate goal is for a cure for I-Cell to be found and to help families with medical costs relative to I-Cell that are not covered by insurance. Trish and Mikey (as well as Olivia’s spirit) reside in Palm Beach Gardens. For more information about the Olivia Grace Armand Foundation go to www. oliviagracearmandfoundation.com or call 561-906-0623.
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How to Choose the Right Preschool for Your Child By Dr. Michele Borba Of course you want a great school for your child. How do you know which facility is the best one for your child? Observe a few and always observe when children are there. It will help you decide if it’s a place you want your child to spend part of their day. Here’s a few questions to ask yourself and the staff in making your final decision: 1. Does this seem like a place my child would like to be? Use your instinct on this one. Can you see your child fitting in and being comfortable in this environment? 2. What do you do when my child or other children are ill? Find out what the policy is when children are ill at the center. Is there a supervised location where they can be removed from the other children? 3. What is the daily schedule? There should be a consistent daily structure where children know what is expected. Is there a balance between physical activities and quieter ones. Watch the children. Are they doing the kinds of activities your child would enjoy doing? Make sure children are actively engaged in creative play. 4. What is the ratio between staff and children? It’s always best to have a smaller number of staff to children. You want to make sure your child is being closely watched. 5. Is the staff “child friendly?” Watch the interaction between the staff and children. Are they patient? Are they respectful
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towards them? And most important do the children appear to enjoy the staff? The “child friendly” rule has always been the one I was the pickiest about when choosing a school for my own children. 6. How do you deal with aggressive children? Ask what their discipline approach is for inappropriate children’s behavior – especially for hitting or biting. Make sure they have a thought-out plan and you agree with their plan. 7. Are the children enjoying themselves? Do they appear to be happy and active? Is there a variety of activities that are ageappropriate for the children? 8. Will my child be safe here? Is it well gated? Are electrical sockets covered? Are fire extinguishers available? How well are they equipped to deal with accidents? Is the staff trained in CPR? Hopefully, there will never be a safety issue, but a good school makes sure that children’s safety is a primary focus. 9. Do the staff share the same values as I do? Their staff will be sharing their lives with your child, so you want them to hopefully share a few similar values. Watch to see if the staff models them. Dr. Michele Borba is an educational psychologist, TODAY Show contributor, parenting expert and Mom. Follow her on twitter @micheleborba or on her website, micheleborba.com. This article is adapted from her latest book, The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries.
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life, early pioneers, Seminole traditions, Captains & Life Saving Station rescue, Lighthouse Keepers life, WWII Secret Spy station and Native flora & fauna of the Lighthouse area . Cost is $20 per child for winter session (4 meet dates), due at registration. Registration is open now and space is limited, call 561-747-8380 x101 or come by the gift shop to sign up. 500 Captain Armour’s Way • Jupiter Wed. Jan. 30 • 11 AM - 1 PM Mommy and Me @ Downtown at the Gardens - 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave, PBG. Meet at Carousel Courtyard the last Wednesday of every month for family friendly activities perfect for Mommies, Daddies and Little ones too! For more info 561.727.2640 or www. downtownatthegardens.com.
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Family Skate at Palm Beach Ice Works - stay cool even when it is hot outside at Palm Beach Ice Works - fun for the whole family! Times may vary. Please check their website for an updated schedule and additional times. Family Skate Punch Buy 5 Get 1 Free! or Admission $10, Skate Rental $2 1590 N Florida Mango Rd • West Palm Beach. Phone: 561.656.4046 Fri. Jan 11th 8-11 PM Screen on the Green - This month’s free movie ET (PG) Sit on the Great Lawn overlooking the spectacular waterfront in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach. Bring a blanket or a chair and purchase “movie time” popcorn, snacks and beverages from the concession stand. Waterfront Commons - Downtown WPB go to www.wpb.org/waterfront/screenon-the-green/ for more information
Sun. Jan. 13 • 1-4 PM
City Place Family Festival - Fantasy Day - Meet SpongeBob, Princesses, Dora the Explorer, Superheroes and more, Dress up as your favorite character, Enjoy face painting, bounce house, games activities and more! 700 S. Rosemary Avenue • WPB For more info, call 561.366.1000.
Sat. Jan. 19 • 6-9 PM Kids Night Out at
Pine Jog - Join Kids Need More Art for a night of fun, creativity and nature that includes a nature-themed art project with a special “feature creature” , twilight trail walks (bring your flashlight), games and activity, pizza, snacks and refreshments. $25 per a child (grades K-5) (ask about sibling discounts) Pine Jog Environmental Education Center • 6301 Summit Boulevard, WPB. For more info, www. kidsneedmoreart.com/pinejog/kids-nightout-at-pine-jog/
Fri. Jan. 25 6-10 PM
Wizard’s Worlds Night at the Museum Enter the mysteriously fun world of science as you become the wizard! Enjoy crafts & demos, presentations, & more! Activities include: Chemical Concoctions, Wizard Liquid Nitrogen, Wizard Globes and Wizard Hats crafts, Sheep Brain Dissection. South Florida Science Museum 4801 Dreher Trail North • WPB. Call 561.832.1988 for more info.
Wed. Jan. 30• 2 PM
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Join Ms. Jeanne on Wednesdays to nurture a love of books, learn rhymes, sounds and new words. Enjoy musical activities! Registration required and space is limited. For toddlers ages 2 and 3. Call KidSpace at 561-868-7703 for more information. 3rd Floor - Childrens Program Space Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach • 411 North Clematis Street Please call ahead to confirm. Events are subject to change.
Every Thursday 5-9:30 PM Food Truck Invasion - A fun family night with some of the best food trucks in South Florida - Wellington Amphitheater - 12100 Forest Hill Blvd - Wellington. Every Saturday • 11 AM Storytime at Barnes & Noble The Shoppes at Wellington Green 10500 West Forest Hill Blvd. Wellington • Call 561.792.1292 for info. Every Saturday • 8 AM - 1 PM Wellington Green Market - 12100 Forest Hill Blvd - Wellington. On the first Saturday of the month hang out until 10 AM for Story time at Scott’s Place Park - next to the market. Story time by the About the Horse Tales Literacy Project.
Sat, Jan 12, 2:30 pm
Extreme Scrapbooking at the Wellington Library - If you have photos and memorabilia from the holiday vacation, create an extreme scrapbook. Bring notes, tags, old tickets, clippings, cards, and/or photos you may want to scrapbook. Ages 13-17. (2 hr.) First-come, first-served. Limit 20. 1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington Please call ahead to confirm. Events are subject to change.
Special Needs and Autism Night at Joey’s Outback Adventures - Discount pricing $9 per a child includes dinner or $7 for admission only. Adults receive 10% off food and drinks. For more info go to www.joeysoutback.com. 10670 West Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington.
Thu, Jan 17, 6:00 pm
Pajama Tales at the Wellington Library Wear your jammies and bring your teddy bear as we wind down for the evening with bedtime stories. Ages 2-6. (45 min.) First-come, first-served. Limit 40. 1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington
Tue, Jan 22, 3:30 pm
Oatmeal Play Dough at the Royal Palm Beach Library Branch - Celebrate Oatmeal Month by making gooey play dough. Dress to get messy. Ages 6-9. (45 min.) Preregister by calling 561.790.6030. 500 Civic Center Way.
Feb. 2nd 6-9 PM
Father Daughter Dance 2013 - An enchanted evening for you and the special princess in your life. Bring out your daughters ages 5 to 14. to attend a magical night of dinner, music, dancing and fun. plus receive a special memory keepsake at the end of the night. Tickets are on now on sale through Jan. 31st at the Wellington Community Center and the Village Park Gymnasium . $50 per a couple ($62.50 for non-resident couple) Village Park - 11700 Pierson Road. Wellington
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Mon. Jan. 14 • 6-8 PM
WESTERN - Wellington, Royal Palm Beach
Every Tuesday 4:30 PM Princess Tea Party Tuesdays at Joey’s Outback Adventures! Sign up at the front desk or call 561.204.4554 to reserve your place on our guest list. Children 1-12 $14.95 (admission, refreshments and tiara included) Adults $10.95 (refreshments included) Come dressed in your princess attire and receive $1.00 off 10670 West Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington.
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Calendar SOUTH - Boynton Beach, Delray, Boca Raton
Every Sat. thru Jan. 12 • 2 pm
Every Sat. Jan. 19 Mar. 9 • 2 pm
An adaptation of the greatest family musical of all time, The Wizard Of Oz follows Dorothy, Toto, the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow as they are transported “Over the Rainbow” and follow the Yellow Brick Road to Munchkin Land, the Haunted Forest and Emerald City. Space is Limited. Reservations Required. Tickets $10 children 12 & under; $14 adult. 503 SE Mizner Blvd. Suite 73 Royal Palm Place, Boca Raton. For more info and reservations call 561.394.2626.
TARZAN - Adapted from the story “Tarzan of the Apes” by Edgar Rice Burroughs, This stage musical was produced for Broadway and based on the Disney film about an orphaned infant raised in the wild by a gorilla tribe finally meets his first human and both their worlds are transformed forever. Space is Limited. Reservations Required. Tickets $10 children 12 & under; $14 adult. 503 SE Mizner Blvd. Suite 73 Royal Palm Place, Boca Raton. For more info and reservations call 561.394.2626.
Sat. Jan 12, 6:30 PM
Sat. Jan 26 • 2:00 PM
Boca Center’s Movie Night - in the Courtyard— FREE MOVIE NIGHT: ICE AGE 4 CONTINENTAL DRIFT! Free Snow Cones for everyone! For more information, visit www.bocacenter.com or The Shops at Boca Center on Facebook. Boca Center is located on Military Trail, one mile north of Palmetto Park Road in front of the Marriott.
January 18 – February 3, 2013 Fridays and Saturdays 7pm; Saturdays and Sundays 2pm
The Ash Girl is a bold retelling of the traditional cinderalla fairy tale … one that will make audiences think more Brothers Grimm and Into the Woods than Disney. Opening Night Of “The Ash Girl” 1/18 tickets $15/$10 juniors. All other performances tickets are $12/$8 for juniors (11 & younger). Sol’s Children Theatre Troupe • 3333 N. Federal Highway For more info, go to www.solchildren.org or call 561.447.8829
Mr. A’s Circus Magic Have fun with 4-time Florida State Magic Champion and ventriloquist, the Amazing Mr. A, as he presents circusthemed puppets, magic, and audience participation! Ticket Info: $6.50 (no credit or debit please) Puppetry Arts Center of the Palm Beaches, 94 NE 2nd Ave. in Delray Beach. 561-243-4330 or www. puppetcenter.org
Sat, Jan 26, 3:00 pm
Mad Hatter Tea Party! at the Glades Road Library Branch - Celebrate Lewis Carroll’s birthday with games, crafts, and a teatasting. Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Preregister at 561.482.4554. 20701 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton
Mon, Jan 28, 4:00 pm
Crafty Kids Special: Splatter Like Jack! at the Hagen Ranch Road Library Branch Let’s celebrate Jackson Pollock’s birthday by doing a group drip painting in his Abstract Expressionist style. Wear old clothes that may get splattered. Ages 8-11. (60 min.) Preregister at 561.894.7500 14350 Hagen Ranch Road, Delray Beach.
Please call ahead to confirm. Events are subject to change.
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