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

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  1. The Palm Beach County Food Bank will host the 3rd Annual Empty Bowls event at Old School Square on Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event invites the public to “eat simply, so others can simply eat.” Old School Bakery provides rustic breads and 30 local chefs donate their signature soups, all served by local celebrities. All guests receives a hand-crafted bowl, made by local students, to take home as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the community. All proceeds benefit the Palm Beach County Food Bank. Tickets cost $30.
  2.  Head to the South County Civic Center on Dec. 20 for Interfaith Cafe. This month’s discussion is “The Great Divide” and will feature Rosemarie Rose-Spencer who will lead a  discussion on acknowledging differences and striving for trust, compassion and true dialog during the holiday season.
  3.  Enjoy an evening with author and historian Andrew Carroll at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the Crest Theatre. Caroll will discuss “Behind the Lines” Wartime Letters. Tickets cost $30 and $15 for students. Call 561-274-9578 to reserve a seat.
  4.  Audition to be in a Delray Beach Playhouse production. Try out for California Suite on Dec. 3 and 4. Casting is for two men and three women. The show will run Feb. 1-17. If you are musically inclined you can audition for Showtune: The Songs of Jerry Herman on Dec. 5 and 6. The show needs three men and three women. Show dates are scheduled from March 22-April 7.
  5.  Celebrate Kwanzaa at Spady Museum on Dec. 29 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Kwanzaa honors the values of ancient African cultures and recognizes the philosophy of community. Be part of the reaffirmation of the individual, culture, family and environment.
  6.  Delray Medical Center is 5-star rated for procedures in the following categories: cardiac, orthopedics, neurosciences, pulmonary and gastrointestinal, according to a study released by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
  7.  Head to the Delray Beach Public Library to see “Symphony in Color” through Jan. 11. The presenting artist is Adrienne Walker. Meet the artist on Dec. 7 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. with an Art Talk at 3:30 p.m. before the Delray Beach Art Walk.
  8.  Sandoway Discovery Center is holding its annual fundraiser Carols & Cocktails on Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Mix and mingle while spreading holiday cheer. Enjoy cocktails and lite bites at the Sandoway House covered in lights with live musical entertainment.
  9.  Delray’s Institute for Regional Conservation was recently awarded a grant from The Conduent Foundation to support their Green Delray project. Lydia Campanola, Manger IM Architecture at The Conduent Foundation facilitated the grant. Members of the Conduent team also participated as volunteers in the event, which was recently held at Atlantic Dunes Park. The group also received a $1,000 individual grant from the New York Life Foundation. An individual grant recognized the volunteer service of John Campanola.
  10.  The Holiday Gift Shoppe at Holly House, First Presbyterian Church is open. Purchase handcrafted gifts made by Holly House Ladies like crocheted baby blankets, jewelry, tree ornaments, Santas, villages, designer trees and wreaths, aprons, quilted place mats and runners, decorations for the coastal home and much more.