Lake Worth is a city of uniquely individual neighborhood associations and a wonderfully retro downtown, a throwback to the olden days of Florida. The 100th Anniversary of Lake Worth has inspired a series of quirky tours designed to integrate the busloads of participants into the special fabric of the town. These tours are organized by The Downtown Merchant’s Club, Lake Worth’s Downtown merchant association. The tours feature the shops and cultural facilities of Lake Worth. All tours include a lunch or dinner at one of Lake Worth’s extraordinary restaurants. All tours are being coordinated by Befitting Just Your Style for LULA and the DCA. Individuals and groups may join the fun by contacting Barbara at 800-838-5931. You must have a ticket and reservations to participate. Saturday, October 19, 2013: A “Spirit Filled” Adventure – October is the grand opening of the J Street Village, a wonderful street in Lake Worth undergoing a complete make-over and transformation. It is also the month of Halloween. All of our street corners will be decorated by the many neighborhood associations that make up the city. Each will be vying for “best Halloween Design.” Expect extraordinary exhibits of terror and ghoulishness to greet you on every corner. The tour starts on J Street and then visits all of the Haunted Lake Worth buildings. “No Tricks, Only Treats.” Dress in costume- all participants will receive a mask and a special “smoking” beverage. Trick and Treat bags for everyone for collecting your special treats from participating merchants. Refreshments served at each stop. Thursday, November 14, 2013: Mystery, Magic & Gypsies – Wear your golden earrings and see what the future has in store for you. Fortune Tellers will be stationed throughout town offering free, 10 minute readings exclusively for those with reservations. This event includes a visit to the Lake Worth Playhouse for a behind-the-scenes tour. Transform your appearance as Lake Worth’s specialty shops accessorize you at each stop enroute. The Bees Knees, the Sunflower Room and Trinkets and Treasures have special surprises in store for you. Make sure you drop in to see them along the way. Friday, December 13, 2013: The Victorian Tea – Step back in time on this old fashioned Victorian Stroll. Wear your favorite chapeau and dress-up for the costume contest. Afternoon Tea is served in a delightful patio setting at the South Shores Tavern including Victorian finger sandwiches, mini pastries, special desserts and an unusual selection of teas. Costumed hostesses will present a “playlet” set in 1859 as they interact with the audience and tell about the history and some of the secrets about the “language” of fans and umbrellas. The shops throughout town will take special note of your attire and vote accordingly. Win the grand prize for the best hat in the Victorian Stroll. Visit the new garden in town, a hideaway at Trinkets and Treasures, decorated in the Victorian theme for this event. Thursday, January 9. 2014: Paint Yourself Fun – Dress in white clothes for this tour or an oversized T-Shirt. Artists will be stationed throughout town to “Paint You” as you stroll by. You will become their living canvass and go home with a one-of-a- kind wearable work of art. Starting with the artists at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery on J Street, follow you map to each of the art galleries and design venues throughout Lake Worth. Special prizes and refreshments will greet you at the many locations as you become a “walking and talking” original work of art. Appropriately, lunch will be served at La Bonne Bouche, Lake Worth’s version of an arty French left bank restaurant. Saturday, February 1, 2014: Champagne & Chocolates – Bring your favorite Valentine! Indulge in Champagne and Chocolates in all of our shops along route. Toast your friends and “special someone” at the South Shores Tavern with a special menu and luscious dessert. Remember your Valentine with a unique gift from one of the many galleries and shops in Downtown Lake Worth. Lake Worth is a one of a kind town with one of a kind finds to fit every pocketbook. Special surprises planned throughout town. This is a wonderful start for the Month of Love. Chocohalics Unite! With a bit of the bubbly too! The Downtown Merchants’ Club is a non-profit association of Lake Worth Merchants, working together to bring activity and vibrancy to the streets and side streets of downtown Lake Worth. For additional information contact: Joyce Brown at 215- 205-9441 or JClay6@aol.com.