Top 10 Things You Need To Know This April In Delray Beach

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  1. Delray Beach’s Milagro Center will celebrate 21 years of making miracles at its “Cue the Confetti” event on April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Delray Beach Golf Club. Presented by 4Girls Foundation, Inc. the fundraising event will be a celebration of the art, dance and music that is integrated into Milagro Center’s unique programs and will feature a live performance by some of Milagro Center’s own, along with heartfelt testimonials from students, mentors, and parents. The event will help raise funds to expand its services to include a new Middle School Junior Teen Leadership Program and seek opportunities to open a second STARS K-5 Grade Center.
  2.  Temple Sinai will hold its 4th Annual “Night of a Thousand Mitzvahs” Casino Night on April 14. The event will take place at the temple from 7 to 11 p.m. and will benefit local charities and nonprofits. There will be professionally run casino games and raffle tickets. Tickets start at $50 per person. Tickets available online at TempleSinaiPBC.org.
  3.  Carver Middle School’s new principal is Sandra Edwards. She was named the Principal of the Year this year by the school district. Edwards was born and raised in Delray so the new position is a homecoming for her. She has served as an educator for 22 years and in the district since 2001. She started as a kindergarten teacher at Pine Grove Elementary before moving on to become a school counselor at Orchard View Elementary and an assistant principal at Odyssey Middle. She most recently served as principal at Washington Elementary School where she had been since 2012. She helped raise the school from a “F” to  a “B” rating last school year.
  4.  Delray Medical Center received the Healthgrades 2018 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction makes Delray Medical Center one of the top 1 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Delray Medical Center has made this list for the last 12 years, since the inception of the award.
  5.  Sandoway House Nature Center is holding its annual Great American Beach Clean Up from 8 to 10 a.m. on April 14 at Sandoway Park. Pre-register for the event by calling Sandoway Discovery Center at 561-274-7263. You can download your registration form at: http://www.keeppbcbeautiful.org Bring the form with you on the day of the event.
  6.  Spady Museum has a new photo exhibit called “Share My Reel” on display. The exhibition includes selected photos by a panel of judges and photos from the museum’s permanent collection. The photos show the local South Florida experience and will be on display through July 21.
  7.  Find out all the city’s happenings on the new online calendar, DelrayBeachCalendar.com. The new online calendar has 10 categories to choose from Arts, Music and Entertainment; Family Fun & Youth Camps; Civic Engagement/ Government; Retail & Shopping; Business & Education; Sports & Recreation; Festivals & Celebrations; Delray Beach Nightlife; Health & Wellness; Chamber Events. The calendar is open to all event producers holding events in Delray Beach. Just click “Submit an Event” to register as an organization.
  8.  Guest artist Jill Sneidman’s “Capture the Moment” photography exhibit is on display at the Delray Beach Public Library through May 18. Meet her on April 6 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  9.  The city will host its Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 21 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, on the grounds of Old School Square. This year’s theme is plastics.
  10.  The new Delray Beach Visitor Information Center is open. It has triple the amount of space and new floors, ceilings, windows and signs. There is a historic photo display, large map of Delray and a wall of brochure and magazine racks.