February 3 - February 9, 2017
Everglades Day Returns Feb. 11
The 18th annual Everglades Day Festival will take place Saturday, Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach). The event will promote awareness, appreciation and an understanding of the Everglades with wildlife presentations, canoeing, fishing demonstrations, music, educational programs, guest speakers, food trucks and more. For more info., call (561) 734-8303.
FLARA Meeting Set For Feb. 6
The western communities chapter of the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans will meet Monday, Feb. 6 at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church (12200 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington). The business meeting begins at 12:15 p.m. New members are welcome. The program, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., is free and open to the public. Maureen Glasheen, former general counsel of the New York
NEWS BRIEFS Department of State will discuss “Fiduciary Responsibilities of Elected Public Officials,” followed by a discussion. For more info., call Nancy Tanner at (561) 793-9677.
Tickets On Sale For ‘Althea’
Tickets are now on sale for “Althea,” an evening of enchantment as humans and horses discover the magical powers of healing through a breathtaking performance. Seating is limited for this captivating event set for Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Global Dressage Festival Stadium (13500 South Shore Blvd., Wellington). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. This theatrical experience features former Cavalia artists Sylvia Zerbini, S. Caleb Carinci Asch, Kansas Carradine and other mounted cast members. These performers have wowed fans across the country with their incredible feats with their beautiful horses. Equestrians and non-equestrians will marvel at the depth of the connection between the artists and their equine partners required for this performance. Seating options include VIP
tickets and tables with cocktails and dinner, or general admission seating for the performance. Highlights of the event’s live auction include a vintage Mercedes, a month of training with a Rio Olympic team member, a sunset yacht cruise and more. “Althea” is a benefit for the Equestrian Aid Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises money to assist individuals from all riding disciplines, equine professions, backgrounds and ages who are coping with serious injury or illness. To purchase tickets, visit www.altheatickets.com.
Jacobs Family Foundation Awards Grants
The Jacobs Family Foundation of Wellington recently announced that it has awarded 13 grants totaling more than $240,000 to Wellington-area organizations during the second half of 2016. The grant recipients include: Binks Forest Elementary School, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Elbridge Gale Elementary School, New Horizons
Elementary School, Palm Beach Central High School, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Polo Park Middle School, the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, Wellington High School and Wellington Landings Middle School. The grants will benefit STEM programs, fund technological upgrades for arts and speech education, and help create additional educational opportunities for students. “The foundation is proud to support these local organizations,” said Lou Jacobs, a foundation director. “It’s heartwarming to see the great work they are doing to help Wellington students and community members flourish.” The Jacobs family has been part of the Wellington community for nearly four decades. The foundation was formed to continue the family’s longstanding history of supporting the community. The foundation focuses on enabling community programs that will have a material, positive impact on the Wellington community. Quarterly grants support medium- and long-term programs for education, athletics, at-risk youth, and preservation in and around
Wellington. For more info., visit www.jffwellington.org.
Rummage Sale At St. Michael
St. Michael Lutheran Church will hold a rummage sale on the church property (1925 Birkdale Drive, Wellington) on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gently used furnishings, children’s clothing, toys and more will be available for sale. For more info., call (561) 793-4999.
Opera, Chorale Team Up For Feb. 9 Concert
Palm Beach Opera is collaborating with the Ebony Chorale of the Palm Beaches for “Crossings: Two Traditions, One Musical Heritage.” This concert event tells the story of opera and the traditional African-American spiritual. It will take place Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth. The concert will uncover the musical threads that connect the traditional African-American
spiritual to opera, showcasing significant moments in both musical worlds and bringing together communities through song. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets, call (561) 833-7888 or visit www.crossingsconcert.org.
Wellington Ballet Theater Fundraisers
Wellington Ballet Theatre has two upcoming fundraisers. On Saturday, Feb. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m., the nonprofit will hold a Parents Night Out. While parents enjoy a night out, their kids will be having fun with a bunch of their dancing buddies. Parent volunteers will provide supervision. Children must be at least 5 years old, and space is limited. Admission is $25 for one child, $45 for two children and $20 per child thereafter. Sign up at the studio (11120 South Crown Way, Suites 3&4, Wellington) to reserve your spot. The second fundraiser is Paint Night at Art Cellar on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. For $35 per person, paint a heart “amore” canvas. Reserve your spot by calling Art Cellar at (561) 792-2272.
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