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

  1. The Avenue Church of Delray Beach will host the 2017 Delray Beach Prayer Breakfast on Jan. 11 at the Old School Square Fieldhouse. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit City House Delray Beach. Delray Fire Rescue Captain Kevin Saxton will be the keynote speaker. Entertainment this year includes Austin French, worship pastor at The Avenue Church and runner up on 2014’s ABC’s “Rising Star”. For tickets,
  2. Delray Medical Center was named one of American’s 100 Best Hospitals for stroke care for the sixth consecutive year by Healthgrades, an online resource that helps consumers make decisions about doctors and hospitals.
  3. The new chair of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce board is Cathy Balestriere.
  4. Support the American Parkinson Disease Association of South Florida with Freedom Partners of South Florida with a cruise on the Lady Atlantic on Thursday, Jan. 12. The cruise leaves at 5:30 and returns at 9 p.m. There will be food, drinks and silent auction items. Purchase tickets at
  5. Atlantic Community High School’s football team finished the 2016 season with a 10-4 record. One less came in the State Regional Finals in a 28-21 loss to Deerfield Beach.
  6. Head to Sandoway House for Sharkfest on Jan. 21 for a day of education, science exhibitions, activities and family fun.
  7. Delray officials have authorized spending up to $200,000 to replace the Atlantic Dunes Pavilion that was destroyed in a fire last June.
  8. Head to Spady Museum on Monday, Jan. 16 for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast. The breakfast takes place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and costs $30 per person. There will be a breakfast, discourses by community leaders and performances.
  9. Delray has implemented a new phone system in an effort to improve service and reduce costs. The system is a Voice Over IP system.
  10. The inaugural Pinball Wizard Night will take place at Silverball Museum from 6 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 24. Proceeds benefit the Help Our Wounded Foundation, which helps people receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy.