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

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  1. The 9th annual All People’s Day Diversity Festival presented by All People’s Day, Inc. and Delray Parks and Recreation returns on March 24 to Pompey Park. Festivities will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The main showcase features 20 performances. Over 50 interactive and merchandise booths feature a diverse mix to see and do.  Kids will find free arts projects such as Origami Peace Crane folding, puppet making with a stage to perform, creating images of their families that connect to others on a mural and face painting.
  2. Caffe Luna Rosa is now serving up seven craft brews on its beer menu. Of the new choices, five are brewed locally. The seven craft beers now being served include two brewed down the street at SaltWater Brewery in Delray Beach, three others from Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park and one from Barrel of Monks in Boca Raton. Popular offerings from SaltWater Brewery include Sea Cow Milk Stout and Screamin’ Reels IPA. Funky Buddha beers available at Caffe Luna Rosa are Floridian Hefeweizen, Hop Gun IPA and Pineapple Beach. The restaurant also serves The Wizard from Barrel of Monks and Dogfish Head Flesh & Blood IPA, which is brewed out of state.
  3. The 8th Annual Real Men Bake and Rock at the Sock Hop event returns to Old School Square’s Fieldhouse on March 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. Presented by the GFWC Woman’s Club of Delray Beach, the event benefits several local nonprofits. Guests will have a chance to sample all the creations – some sweet and some savory – and vote for their favorites. Prizes are awarded for those bakers who get the most votes. With a 1950s theme, the event will feature a DJ spinning oldies and dance tunes. There will be a cash bar. Tickets for Real Men Bake guests are $35; and there is no charge to bake. To sign up to bake or for additional information, contact Joann Haros, at joannharos@aol.com or call 561-843-6821. For tickets visit eventbrite.com
  4. Visit the Delray Beach Library’s second floor gallery to see works by guest artist Lynn Holland. Her art will be on display through March 23 and you can meet her on March 2 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  5. Rob Posillico is the 2018 chair of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. Also serving on the executive committee are: Bill Branning, Cathy Balestriere, Noreen Payne, Jesse M. Flowers, Christina Morrison, Alan Goodman and Sarah Crane.
  6. The Atlantic Dunes Pavilion is temporarily closed for construction. It will be replaced with a pavilion that can withstand category 5 hurricane winds and will look identical in appearance. The project is expected to be completed by the end of May.
  7. The Delray Beach Senior Games, a multi-sport event program for adults 50 and over, returns March 2-9. Active adults who compete will have the opportunity to qualify for the Florida Senior Games or just plain have fun with a bit of friendly competition. Events include archery, basketball, bowling, croquet, golf, pickleball, powerlifting, road race 5k, swimming and track and field. For more information, contact Danielle Beardsley 561-243-7000 x5101 or BeardsleyD@mydelraybeach.com
  8. Delray Medical Center received the 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellencefrom Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Delray Medical Center is one of just four hospitals in the country that have achieved this clinical excellence for 16 straight years. The distinction places Delray Medical Center in the top 5 percent for clinical performance among nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide.
  9. Interested in poetry? Head to Old School Square’s Crest Theatre on March 3 at 12:30 p.m. for a poetry workshop facilitated by Sally Naylor. The cost for “Themes in Our Poetry” is $10 per person.
  10. Delray’s Career Cottage, 186 NW 5th Ave., is open. Located inside the 1,100 square-foot-historic Harvel House Cottage built in 1937 by Roy Harvel, head of a pioneer family in Delray Beach, CareerSource now heads up the space. The mini-career center provides recruiting, hiring, training and related services to area career seekers and employers. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 561-727-3399 for more information.