Top 10 Things You Need Know In Delray Beach This April

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  1. Temple Sinai, 2475 West Atlantic Ave., is holding an open house on April 7 at 6 p.m. The wine and cheese gathering willl give folks a chance to meet the clergy and socialize.
  2.  Free Friday Concerts return to the Old School Square Pavilion this month. The first show is set for April 14. Reggae/funk fusion will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. On April 21, catch Libido and Entourage on April 28. Shows are free and weather permitting. Bring lawn chairs, but leave your pets and outside food and beverages at home.
  3.  The Sandoway House is holding a beach clean-up from 8 to 10 a.m. on April 15 as a part of the annual Great American Beach Clean Up. Meet at Sandoway Park. You must pre-register with the Sandoway Discovery Center at 561-274-7263. You can download your registration form at: http://www.keeppbcbeautiful.org. Bring the form the day of the event.
  4.  Celebrate the Milagro Center’s 20th anniversary at the ARTrageous Party on April 21 at the Delray Beach Golf Club. There will be karaoke, art, a silent auction and a sit down dinner.
  5.  Delray is implementing more fire safety inspections so it complies with the Florida Fire Prevention Code. Commissioners recently approved a fee schedule for set fire safety inspections and related fees to cover the city’s costs for administration and enforcement.
  6.  The Delray Beach Initiative is hosting a mini golf event from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on  April 1 at Putt’N Around to  raise money for the Atlantic High School PTSA for SAT & ACT college prep courses for students that otherwise could not afford these programs offered privately. Sign up as an individual or a foursome or sponsor for as little as $75.
  7.  The second annual Throw Down the Mic will take place at 12:30 p.m. on April 1. The  Palm Beach Poetry Festival celebrates and supports MFA programs at FAU & FIU, two of South Florida’s leading universities, as professors and students gather for an afternoon of poetry. There is no cost to attend. The event will be held at Crest Theatre.
  8.  The Institute for Regional Conservation is holding a volunteer day at Atlantic Dunes Park, 1605 S. Ocean Blvd,  from 9 a.m. to noon on April 8. Help remove invasive species, planet native species and pick up trash. Tools, plants and light refreshments will be provided.
  9.  The Delray Beach Playhouse presents  musical comedy “Once Upon a Mattress” on April 1, 2, 7, 9. Tickets cost $30. For more information, 561-272-1281 ext. 4 or delraybeachplayhouse.com
  10.  Learn about tea at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. On April 15, there is The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The demonstration cost $5 with paid museum admission. Observe Japanese sado, an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. Your involvement in the true spirit of sado — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) — along with a sip of green tea and a sweet will help you bring a calm perspective into your busy life. 561-495-0233, morikami.org