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Two plein air exhibits at library
The Delray Beach Public Library is displaying a two-part showing of paintings called “Capturing the Scene.”
Part one of the exhibition features paintings from the general membership of the Plein Air Palm Beach. That is on display through Feb 4 on the library’s second floor gallery.
Then, the second half will be paintings depicting scenes around Delray from Jan. 27-29. The finished products will be on display at the library through March 3.
The “Plein Fun Fest Meet & Greet” will be held Friday, Feb. 10th from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Delray Beach Golf Club featured as Florida Historic Golf Trail Course of January
The Delray Beach Golf Club was selected as the Florida Historic Golf Trail for the month of January.
“We are pleased to feature the Delray Beach Golf Club as a partner on the Florida Historic Golf Trail,” said Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “For over 90 years, this course has been providing a challenging round of golf for both professional and amateur golfers.”
In 1923, the City purchased land for a municipal golf course and two years later, legendary golf course architect Donald Ross designed an 18-hole golf course for the property.  The golf course officially opened in 1926 but only nine holes were built.
The 9-hole course continued in operation until it was closed during World War II.Upon reopening in 1945, City leaders voted to add a second nine holes that opened in 1950. Red Lawrence and Robert Bruce Harris made course additions and redesigns during the 1960s.
Today, the 18-hole, par-72 golf course at the Delray Beach Golf Club features four sets of tees playing from 5,100 to 6,800 yards. The course is open and well-bunkered with elevated greens.  Water comes into play on seven holes.
“Delray Beach Golf Club is thrilled to be chosen as January’s featured course for the Florida Historic Golf Trail,” said Director of Golf Tommi Ylijoki. “Since our founding in 1923 by Donald Ross, we have proudly provided fun and affordable golf, and an experience that will last a lifetime. We look forward to continuing our rich tradition and serving the South Florida community in the years to come.”
Delray Beach Golf Club information is available at www.delraybeachgolfclub.com. To learn more about the Florida Historic Golf Trail program, visit their Facebook page at Facebook.com/FloridaHistoricGolfTrail.
Delray Beach Open and PurLife Delray to Hold 2nd Annual Squat-A-Thon
In conjunction with PurLife Fitness Center, the Delray Beach Open tennis tournament will be hosting the 2nd Annual Squat-A-Thon on Feb. 4.
The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PurLife Fitness Center, 45 NE 2nd. Ave.
It benefit Think Pink Rocks, a local organization whose mission is to raise awareness about early detection and genetic testing for breast cancer, and to provide funding for screening, treatment and research.
Last year, the event raised over $8,500 for beneficiaries of Think Pink Rocks.
Participants will be split up into various divisions based on fitness level and prizes will be awarded to the winners of each division. A minimum pledge of $25 is required for participation. To register,call PurLife at 561-852-9200. Donations can be made at www.ThinkPinkRocks.com.