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

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  1. Local playwrights can submit an original, non-published or produced, one-act play with a run-time for 20-40 minutes to the Delray Beach Playhouse as part of its Playhouse Playwrights’ Project. The outreach program is looking for new, local talent to promote. Submissions are due May 31. About 3-4 submissions will be selected and a director will be assigned to cast and rehearse the play with volunteer actors. A showcase will take place in September. Submit via email to delraybeachplayhouse@gmail.com or mail a copy to Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th St., Delray Beach FL 33444. There is a $25 application fee.
  2.  “Get Your Green On” this month for Mental Health Awareness and Trauma Informed Care Month. Healthier Delray and Birth to 22: United For Brighter Futures are hosting the 4th annual Get Your Green on campaign. Everyone in Palm Beach County is encouraged to wear green on May 23 and post pictures on social media using #GetYourGreenOn and #GYGO2019 to show their support for mental health awareness.
  3.  Join the Delray Beach Historical Society for “Twilight in the Garden” at 6 p.m. on May 11 at the society’s campus. The event is a fundraiser to build an educational Heritage Garden on the campus. There will be entertainment, exhibits, a silent auction and nature-inspired bites and craft cocktails from local restaurants including Farmer’s Table, Café Luna Rosa, City Oyster, Elizabetta’s, 3rd & 3rd,  The Hideaway, Death or Glory, Tapas 35 and other guest chefs. Tickets are $125 per person and the event is limited to 300 tickets.
  4.  The Interfaith Cafe will meet from 7-9 p.m. on May 16 at the South County Civic Center to discuss “Does Gun Ownership Keep Us Safe?” with author of “Confronting Gun Violence in America” Thomas Gabor. Gabor’s book examines the link between gun ownership and homicide, suicide, and unintentional death. Based on a comprehensive review of research and original analyses, Gabor presents a series of measures to combat America’s gun violence problem.
  5.  Looking for a summer staycation? Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas is offering a new “STAY LONGER, SAVE MORE Super Summer Deal.” Starting May 27-Oct. 3, there are different discounts depending on the length of your stay. Discounts begin on stays two nights or longer. For more information, call 561-278-1700 or visit www.cranesbeachhouse.com. Photo courtesy of Emiliano Brooks.
  6.  Meet author and poet Darius Daughtry at the Spady Museum on May 3. Daughtry will be signing books from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be music, poetry, books, food and conversation.
  7.  The Delray Beach Initiative is hosting Trivia Night from 7-10 p.m. on May 11 at the Delray Elks Lodge. The event benefits the Delray Beach Public Library’s summer programs for children. The trivia contests will be led by a professional trivia host. There will be a silent auction, cash bar and a full dinner buffet. Tickets, including the cost of dinner, are $25.
  8.  Commissioner Shirley Johnson was appointed as vice mayor and Commissioner Bill Bathurst was appointed as deputy vice mayor during the city’s annual organizational meeting.
  9.  Director of Golf at Gleneagles Country Club Joe DeMino was awarded the 2018 PGA Professional of the Year for the Southeast Chapter of the PGA. This chapter consists of 840 PGA Professionals covering a geographic area from Vero Beach to Deerfield Beach. Professional of the Year is the highest honor a PGA Golf Professional can receive, and recognizes overall performance, level of service to the Association, leadership, image and the ability to inspire fellow professionals and promote the game of golf.
  10.  The Downtown Development Authority’s Downtown Delray Beach Orchid Giveaway is back in time for Mother’s Day. Spend $200 on qualifying downtown purchases and receive one Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant between May 1-11. Collect your receipts and pick-up your complimentary orchid May 8 – 11. Orchid Stations will be open May 8-10 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and May 11th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and located in front of these downtown merchants: Hands, 325 E. Atlantic Ave.; Coco & Co, 209 E. Atlantic Ave.; and Sara Campbell, 1051 E. Atlantic Ave.  Enter to Win a Mother’s Day Prize Package valued at $500 from May 1 – May 18 at www.DowntownDelrayOrchidGiveaway.