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

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  1. The Step-Above Rummage Sale will take place Feb. 7-9 at Delray’s First Presbyterian Church. This is not your average rummage sale. The department store-like display will feature different areas for merchandise. Some items still have new tags attached. There will be clothes, shoes and home items. On Thursday, the sale will run from 1-3 p.m. and then from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit http://firstdelray.com/upcoming-events or call 561-276-6338.
  2.  Allan Barsky Ph.D. will be the featured speaker during the Feb. 21 Interfaith Cafe. The topic is Difficult Conversations and it will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the South County Civic Center. Dr. Barsky will focus on how to engage others in a respectful, meaningful, and constructive conversations about words or actions that may be experienced has discriminatory, hurtful or dismissive.
  3.  Nonprofit First Serve has teamed up with the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com for the inaugural “Tennis Ball and ATP Pro Am,” on Feb. 16-17. First Serve pays, equips and trains high school seniors to mentor kids from their own communities, thus further strengthening the communities in which they work and helping both mentors and mentees develop into the best versions of themselves. The Tennis Ball and ATP Pro-Am will include dinner and open bar with live entertainment followed by box seats at the Team World vs. Team Americas ATP Champions Tour matches on the evening of Feb. 16. Festivities start at 6 p.m. The First Serve ATP Pro Am tournament will start at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 17. Twelve teams of an amateur and an ATP professional player will compete. The top four finishing amateurs will play against each other in the Pro Am championship match on Stadium Court between the day’s two scheduled ATP matches. First Serve and the Delray Beach Open have entered into a three-year partnership for this annual event. Tickets for the Tennis Ball are $500. Purchase tickets at www.firstserveusa.org
  4.  Sunday Musical Matinees returns to the Delray Beach Public Library. The second program will take place at 2 p.m. on Feb. 10. Join Margaret Schmitt, soprano and international vocal artist along with one of the foremost Russian classical guitarists, Yury Nugmanov, to present “Speak to Me of Love” featuring love songs in various languages from around the world. Tickets $25 per person.
  5.  Join the Plein Air Palm Beach artists during the 4th annual “Plein Air Fun Fest” from Feb. 1-3 at Old School Square and then at the Delray Beach Public Library on Feb. 9. Meet the artists on Feb. 13 at the library from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  6.  Delray Affair was named No. 13 in the “Top 50 Best Art Fairs” in the country during the 7th annual “America’s Best Art Fair Awards” competition. The survey recognized the event as one of the finest juried art fairs.
  7.  The Rotary Club is hosting its Roots event on Feb. 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Heart of Delray Gallery. The event is a $50 donation to support the Women and Children’s Pavilion. There will be cocktails, light bites and live entertainment.
  8.  Sandoway Discovery Center is holding a Seaside Celebration fundraiser at the Seagate Golf Club on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. Help raise money for Sandoway while enjoying live and silent auctions and other surprises. Tickets cost $190.
  9.  There is an easier way to get around the First Friday Art Walk with a new shuttle that will be taking folks around a loop to the participating venues. The shuttle is offered thanks to a partnership between the Downtown Development Authority and Dash Travel. The next walk is scheduled for Feb. 1.
  10.  Spring Art on the Square will take place from Feb. 9-10 at the Cornell Art Museum and Old School Square grounds. Check out an outdoor, juried fine art show featuring fine artists in all media by 120 artists from around the country.  The event is open both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to attend.