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

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  1. Temple Sinai is launching its “Sundays at Sinai” lecture series this month. On Oct. 14 the topic will be “Protecting Assets Against Long-term Care Costs.” The discussion held by elder law specialist and attorney Scott Solkoff begins at 3 p.m. and costs $5 for members and $8 for non-members. Lectures will be held monthly through April. You can receive a discount by purchasing three or more events in advance or sponsor an event.
  2.  The Delray Beach Initiative is hosting “Raising Boots & Bucks” for Milagro Center on Oct. 13 from 7-10 p.m. at the Delray Beach Elks Lodge. There will be country line dancing, grub, saloon drinks, pie eating contest and silent auction at the Delray country hoedown.
  3.  Delray Beach Historical Society is hosting its 6th Annual Fall Fest at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 19. Head to the society’s campus for a spooky pumpkin patch, costume contest, ghost stories, popcorn and cider bar, big bake sale, family photos and an outdoor screening of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”
  4.  The Delray Beach Children’s Garden 3rd annual Charity Golf Tournament returns on Oct. 20 to the Delray Beach Golf Club. Golfers can sign up for $100 a player or $350 for a foursome. The event includes lunch. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Reserve your spot at www.delraybeachchildrensgarden.org
  5.  Construction on the Interstate-95 Interchange improvements at Atlantic Avenue are slated to begin on Oct. 1. Slated to be completed in Fall 2019, the $5.2 million project improvements include widening the northbound entrance ramp from Atlantic Avenue, milling, resurfacing, construction of retaining walls, new water main installation, drainage improvements, guardrail, sign structures, lighting, pavement markings for improved safety and visibility, realigned crosswalks for improved pedestrian safety, internally illuminated and electronic display signs, pedestrian detectors, and traffic monitoring sites. In addition, pavement markings for bike lanes will be included throughout the project. Lane closures on Atlantic Avenue are permitted daily, 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and nightly, 11:30 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Lane and full ramp closures are permitted nightly, 11:30 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Lane closures will not be permitted during city or school special events.
  6.  Intersection improvements on Venetian Drive and Gleason Street are underway. The paver brick intersection and pedestrian crosswalk is will be improved by Dec. 3. During the construction period, there will be lane shifts, road detours and pedestrian detours. Follow the traffic signage.
  7.  The city now has automatic bill pay for utility customers. Don’t worry about missing a payment by signing up to have your payments automatically deducted from your authorized bank account on the date that your utility bill is due. Enroll for the service on the city’s website. http://www.mydelraybeach.com/departments/finance/automatic_funds_transfer.php
  8.  Women can learn how to change the oil in their car, wiper blades, washer fluid and change a flat tire at the Delray Beach Public Library. Learn these skills from a certified mechanic who will teach this women-only class. There will be practice cars and demos in the library parking lot.  The event is free and takes place at 6 p.m. on Oct. 10. Register www.delraylibrary.org/registration/
  9.  The Witches of Delray are grabbing their broom sticks and heading to Tim Finnegan’s on Oct. 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. for Witches of Delray Brew. The event will feature an auction, food and drinks. The event is free to attend. The witches will ride on their bicycles from 7:30-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 27. The 4.5 mile ride will showcase downtown, the beach, Pineapple Grove and the GreenMarket. The $25 fee is a donation to the Achievement Centers for Children & Families.
  10.  Head to the Arts Garage for a “Night of the Living Drag” featuring the winner of Garage Queens 2018. All creatures of the night welcome for a hell of a time from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct.  21. Scary costumes admired but not required.