TOP 10 things you need to know this November in Delray Beach

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  1. The city has received a certificate of “Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” for the 33rd consecutive year.
  2. Head to the fifth annual Volunteer Delray event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 at Old School Square. The free event features more than 50 nonprofits that you can get involved with. The event ends with a free Friday Night concert at Old School Square. For more information, contact Lynn Van Lenten at the Chamber of Commerce, lynn@delraybeach.com, 561-278-0424.
  3. Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department received a total of $9,500 of donations from Boca-based Vertical Bridge Holdings, which specializes in communications infrastructure. The company donated $6,500 to the city’s Out of School program summer camp and $3,000 to end-of-year activities for Pompey Park’s Senior Club.
  4. Check out the “Palm Beach Watercolor Society” exhibit at the Delray Beach Public Library’s second floor gallery. The exhibit features professional water color artists through Nov. 18.
  5. Festival Management Group took home nine awards during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the IFEA’s 61st Annual Convention, Expo & Retreat, presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, in Tucson, Arizona. South Florida Garlic Fest​ Delray Beach Bacon & Bourbon Fest​ and Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival​ were award winners.
  6. The applicants for filling Commissioner Al Jacquet’s seat are: Carol Anderson, Jim Chard, Connor Lynch, Kenneth MacNamee, Christina Morrison, Yvonne Odom, Otis Payne, Daniel Rose, Paul Schmitt and Josh Smith, Jr. Commissioners are scheduled to appoint a candidate this month.
  7. Delray Beach Community Center now has a “Zumba with Your Best Fit” class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m. The class costs $15 for residents, $17 for non-residents and $13 for city employees. The class is hosted by YourBestFit. To register email concierge@yourbestfit.com or call 561-866-9068.
  8. Palm Tran is installing 24 new bus stop seats at high-ridership locations that don’t currently have amenities such as a shelter or bench to aid in the comfort of its riders. The first stop to receive the innovative 2-seat design manufactured by Simme-Seat, which attaches directly to the bus stop pole, has been installed at Linton Square Plaza, 1565 S. Congress Ave. The seats also make it easier for bus operators to see riders waiting at the stop and provide a much safer option than sitting on the curb. The funding for this project was obtained through a federal grant. For more information on the Simme-Seat which is used at transit properties across the nation, please visit www.simmeseat.com.
  9. The Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Beautification Project is underway. The project includes landscaping, paving, new sidewalks and crosswalks to enhance the neighborhood’s vibrancy and promote a sense of community pride. The estimated completion date is December.
  10. Crane’s Beach House is celebrating its 15th Anniversary with a party on Nov. 15. From 6 to 8:30 p.m., enjoy food, live music and drinks. The party costs $15 and includes one drink and a raffle ticket.