The MOD Squad Lake Worth’s Downtown Merchants, are filling the month of November full of fun-packed activities and hundreds of good reasons to come downtown. The month of November is filling up fast and getting ready for prime time. Evenings on the Avenue take place every first and third Friday from 6-9PM. With all of our new restaurants and shops opening, the streets of Lake and Lucerne and in-between are buzzing with activity and excitement. Every Saturday- Parking Lot Sale: Trinkets and Treasures, The Bees Knees and The Unknown Boutique on the 700 Block of Lake Avenue hold weekly sales on the parking lots behind their building. They have thousands of flea market items for sale each week at bargain basement prices. A barbeque is always fired up with tasty hotdogs sold for a small donation. Sunday, November 17: Artist Sale on the Parking Lots of Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street: The gallery now has the luxury of two parking lots large enough to host member artists and artists’ friends inside and outside the gallery. This is a real artists’ yard sale with big discounts on art items that need to leave the nest, art supplies, and art-like treasures that need to be let go so some more can be collected. Think “Artists’ Flea Market” for this event, for who would have more interesting trash, treasures, furniture and equipment to get rid of than artists. Artists who want to participate can contact Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro, parking lot show curators at Potteryme@aol.com. The sale will take place from 10AM to 4PM. Lake Worth Food Truck Invasion: November 11, 6:00 PM Organized by Karine Albano of South Shores Tavern, this Invasion takes place once a month on the parking lot of the PNB Bank. Friday, November 1: Evening on the Avenue: People Watchers can get front row seats at South Shores on Lucerne and at Brogue’s, Dave’s, Igot’s and The French House Grab a bite or a drink, listen to the great live bands and then wander around town to all of the shops and events. J Street: • Coconut Planet on J Street demonstrates the making of jewelry and adornments out of coconuts in a new little venue filled with clothing and accessories. • Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will be holding a reception for the artists from the Lake Worth Art Lofts, Lake Worth’s newest community. The Artist Lofts are live/work spaces created by the CRA. The reception takes place during Evening on the Avenue, Friday, November 1 from 6-9 PM, 15 South J Street. Lake Avenue: Stroll Lake Avenue dropping in at the many shops offering wine and cheese spreads as you shop and mingle. Artists will be painting and musicians playing in front of the many shops. From Maurici’s Salon on the 500 Block of Lake to the newest boutique on the 800 block of Lake, the street is open and waiting for you to drop in. Every Saturday The Bees Knees and Trinkets and Treasures hold a barbeque and garage sale on their back parking lot. A New Art Gallery is Opening: Shoestring Designs is creating a new art gallery inside Palm Beach Interiors at 716 Lake Avenue. Jana is putting out a “Call to Artists”. Contact Jana at 561-255-8271. Lucerne Avenue: • Lucerne Avenue is rapidly growing as new shops arrive and older shops flourish. This street is a mixture of the services communities need from shoe repair, dog grooming, to the post office, galleries and food establishments. • Maryanne and Bruce Weber Galleries at 705 Lucerne are filled with exceptional works of art and the frames needed to display them. Maryanne is the heart and soul behind the internationally famous Lake Worth Street Painting Festival. Dixie Highway: Off the beaten track, but wonderful shops exist along Dixie Highway. From the Northern section of Lake Worth are two arts facilities, McMow’s Art Glass, 701 North Dixie Highway andChafinMusicenter,608DixieHighway. Both have been in the community for decades and are award winning businesses in their own rights and well worth visiting. Travel South on Dixie to Galaxy Thrift for exceptional bargains (102N) and then down to Local Smoking Domain, 407 S, for intricate blown glass creations. Calendar of Events Friday, November 1 Evening on the Avenue: 6-9 PM • Reception for new Artist Loft Residents at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street. Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3 • Lake Worth Playhouse: The Tropicana Nov 2nd From the Producers of last January’s sold out, riotously acclaimed fundraising event, The Speakeasy, comes a wildly anticipate sequel, The Tropicana! This time, we are taking you to Havana, Cuba for another fun filled night of drinking, gambling, light fare, dancing and cabaret style entertainment. Travel back in time to the 1950’s and experience the spectacular, tropical and colorful days of El Tropicana; a world renowned Caribbean cabaret and nightclub. • The Lake Worth Arts League will be holding an exhibition in the Cultural Plaza on the 2nd and the 3rd of November. Friday, November 8, 6-9 PM • Reception for the Children from Jacmel Haiti at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street- These are the children who benefit every year from the Haitian Empty Bowl Fundraiser held every March in downtown Lake Worth • Block Party with Michael Puccio, Studio Dance Lake Worth on 500 block of Lake Avenue. Come dance with Michael and enjoy the treats served you from Maurici’s Salon on the Avenue and Elegant Alterations. A party for everyone to join in on. Saturday, November 9 • Veterans Parade • Lake Worth Playhouse: Comedian Bobby Collins Bobby Collins heartfelt and witty humor will engage the audience with a clever blend of characterizations and hilarious observations to which everyone can relate Thursday, November 14 • The Mystery and Magic Tour arrives in Lake Worth. Food, wine and Fortune Teller’s will be scattered in shops and restaurants throughout the town. 4-10 Busloads will descend on Lake Worth to wander through shops and restaurants gather trinkets and gifts and have their fortunes told seers and prognosticators. Contact Barbara, 1-800-838- 5931 for your place on the bus. • Classic Car Event Downtown Friday, November 15 Evening on the Ave: 6-9 PM • Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery- Madcap Motion featuring works from MaryEllen Dohrs, Kelly Dean Manganaro and Linda Manganaro • Inner Chords Fundraiser for Children’s Literacy on J Street (outside CGMS Gallery). Featured performers: Marie Nofsinger, Gyorgy Lakatos and Gin. Funds will be used to teach literacy to children through the production of art. Wednesday, November 20 • Judaic show at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in time for an early Hanukah. From 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM the gallery will be hosting groups and individuals with an all day holiday party and sale. Ten of the galleries artists regularly produce Judaic works which will be featured in this full day celebration. Thursday, November 21 • Lake Worth Playhouse: The Games Afoot Nov 21 – Dec 8 The Lake Worth Playhouse kicks off the holiday season with an unusual murder- mystery starring the classic Sherlock Holmes in this Christmas Eve comedy not to be forgotten. Friday, November 29 • Black Friday- There mare many good reasons to shop Lake Worth on Black Friday. From the most original holiday gifts to huge Black Friday discounts to free parking all over town. Saturday, November 30 Small Biz Saturday • Another day of free parking and wonderful sales all over downtown Lake Worth. Take advantage of the American Express discounts combined with all of the special holiday sales offered by members of the Merchants of Downtown, the Lake Worth MOD Squad. The Merchants of Downtown is a group that meets weekly to make Downtown Lake Worth a welcoming destination for neighbors and visitors alike. The MOD Squad, as they fondly refer to themselves, organizes block by block bringing activity, unity and camaraderie to the Downtown corridor. For additional information contact JClay6@aol.com .