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

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  1. The Harrigan Foundation is hosting the second Run to Rescue 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk on Feb. 3. The charity run and walk is raising money to help first responders who suffer from addiction and/or trauma related issues. The race begins at 7:15 a.m. at Anchor Park. There will be music from 8-10 a.m. featuring local musician Sabrina Renee performing cover songs of fan favorites. Participants are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero. Three medals for each age category will be awarded after the race as well as medals for the overall winners.
  2.  Sandoway Discovery Center is holding its Seaside Celebration on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. at Pine Tree Golf Club, 10600 Pine Tree Terrace. Sandoway Discovery Center’s Seaside Celebration is the major fundraiser of the year to support all the wonderful opportunities Sandoway Discovery Center offers our community. Enjoy live music and dancing and a silent auction Tickets cost $175 per person. Call now to purchase your tickets 561-274-7263.
  3.  Construction on phase one of the N.E. 2nd Avenue Seacrest Beautification Project is underway. Roadwork is taking place in the intersection of George Bush Blvd. (N.E. 8th Street) to N.E. 13th St. Drivers can expect temporary road closures in this area through May. Enhancements will include dedicated green bicycle lanes, 5-foot wide sidewalks and road resurfacing. The city teamed with the Florida Department of Transportation in an effort to increase safety for pedestrian and cyclists, connectivity to the downtown area as well reduction in vehicular traffic speed. Phase 2 (N.E. 13th St. to N.E. 22nd St.) and Phase 3 (N.E. 22nd St. to Gulf Stream Blvd.) is anticipated to begin fall 2018 and fall 2019, respectively.
  4.  More Pay-By-Plate parking meters have been added along the beach from the beach pavilion on A1A and Atlantic North to Beach Drive. Payments for all on-street, surface lots and garages throughout the city can be made using the Parkmobile app from smartphones. By registering, you can pay for a parking space on the app or by credit/debit cards and dollar bills at all meters. Meters do not require drivers to display the parking receipt on their dashboard.
  5.  The Rotary Club of Delray Beach is celebrating 70 years of service on Feb. 8 with its Rotary Roots event at Old School Square Fieldhouse from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event costs $50 per person, which is a donation. There will be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. The organization will plant 70 trees in honor of its birthday. Email delraybeachrotary@gmail.com for more information.
  6.  The 28th annual Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival is presenting movies at Frank’s Theatres from Feb. 4-10. The event brings cinema from around the world to the county. Purchase tickets on PBJFF.org or call 877-318-0071.
  7.  Delray poet Flose Boursiquot is celebrating the one year anniversary of her book “Close Your Eyes, Now Breathe” on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. at The Book Cellar in Lake Worth. She will share excerpts from the book and discuss her new forthcoming book during the free event.
  8.  The Delray Beach Housing Authority (DBHA) has changed its regular Board of Directors Meetings to the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. instead of the third Thursday of the month at 8:45 a.m. This change was made in order to allow more people to attend the meeting. Meetings will be held at 82 NW 5th Ave. For more information, call 561-272-6766.
  9.  Don’t miss the off-Broadway hit comedy “Men are from Mars Women are from Venus” at the Delray Beach Playhouse from Feb. 23-25. For tickets and more information, visit delraybeachplayhouse.com
  10.  The Rotary Club of Delray Beach recently donated dictionaries to third grade students at Banyan Creek Elementary. In 2017, the club handed out more than 1,800 dictionaries to Delray schools. The Dictionary Project was founded on a vision to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers and creative thinkers by providing students a gift of their own personal dictionary.