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

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  1. Dine Out Downtown Delray is back. Enjoy dining specials at downtown eateries from Aug. 1-7. Dine out deals during restaurant week include multi-course prix fixe lunches for $20 and under per person, multi-course prix fixe dinners for $40 and under per person and culinary experiences and events.
  2.  The Seagate Hotel & Spa will hold its 6th annual Delray Beach Retailers Summer Sale on Aug. 30-31. Shop end of season sales from 11 local vendors in the reef ballroom. Shopping will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Admission is free.
  3.  The King Of The City Basketball Tournament will take place Aug. 3-4 at Pompey Park Saturday the competition will run from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. The event will feature NBA players such as Trevor Booker of the Brooklyn Nets, John Henson of the Milwaukee Bucks, Raymond Felton of the Oklahoma Thunder, NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans, Joe Johnson, John Wall, American Heritage standout and Florida Gator Kenny Boynton, Washington Wizard Donald Sloan, NBA Hall of Fame Glenn Rice, NBA All-Star Josh Howard and many more. Proceeds will go towards local athletic and academic scholarships for students in lower-income communities.
  4.  Head to the Delray Public Library on Aug. 17 for Summer Saturday Cinema. At 2 p.m., there will be a screening of “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.  Nora McDevitt, an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and producer, will lead a discussion on the film after the screening. Come for the film, stay for the conversation. Popcorn and air conditioning included.
  5.  Delray Beach Rotary Club’s newest president is Judy Mollica. She took over the role last month as president Robert Kelley concluded his term. She is the  71st President of the local Rotary established in 1948. The club has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship awards to local students and numerous other charitable causes both locally and internationally.
  6.  A recently published novel “Tales from the Beach House” is set in Delray Beach. The satiric work of fiction is by author and former Delray resident James Aylott. The Beach House, a crumbling old motel, is home to a collection of eccentric residents.Amongst their ranks; a tennis pro at the end of his game, a mortuary scientist whose love life has flat-lined, a paparazzo photographer searching for scoops, a bawdy duo fronting an improbable Ponzi enterprise, a beauty from “The Islands” with a dark secret, a fried-out TV weather man who claims to channel God, a middle school principal with a soft spot for Crack, a Rod Stewart cover artist searching for redemption, and a waitress serving a side order of erotic fiction. Each member of this cohort is in search of something – fast money, an easy hustle, fleeting romance, enduring love, fame, power, dignity, happiness… a place they can call home. As well as facing their own tender, tragic, and often hilarious personal circumstances, this eclectic gang is compelled by necessity to band together when a sinister developer threatens the very existence of The Beach House.
  7.  Kelly Brandon is the city’s new assistant city attorney. She was appointed to the job at a recent city commission meeting. The city also has a new public information offier, Gina Carter.
  8.  Take a water aerobics class this month at the Delray Swim and Tennis Center. Classes are offered Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10-10:45 a.m. The Pool opens at 9 a.m. if anyone wants to warm up before class. $3 per adult and $2 per senior.
  9.  Summer Shark Months at Sandoway Discovery Center end this month. Stop by to see 100 genuine shark and ray jaws and see the sharks on site getting fed. For more information, call 561-274-7263.
  10.  The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Champions of Education Breakfast” at 8 a.m. on Aug. 8 at the Delray Golf Club. This year’s keynote speaker is Tony Carvajal, EVP of the Florida Chamber Foundation.