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

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  1. The Milagro Center is holding its annual fundraiser “Gala of Light” at 7 p.m. on April 27 at The Loft at Congress. The theme of the evening is “Spark the Dream. Ignite the Future.” Tickets start at $150.
  2.  Cruiser Palooza will head to a new venue this year. Head to the Old School Square Pavilion on April 6 for the event, which raises money for quadriplegic Cruise Bogle. The theme is “We are Going Big, Brah!”Local bands Artikal Sound System, Spider Cherry and Uproot Hootenany are scheduled to perform. For tickets, visit http://www.cruisebogle.com/cruiser-palooza/
  3.  Delray Beach Playhouse will launch Songwriter Sessions on April 20 at 8 p.m. Enjoy an intimate evening of unplugged, original music. The series features songwriters in a “Nashville-style” format. Artists share inspirations and stories behind their songs. It will begin with Joe Cotton, Bill Hartmann and Steven Minotti. Opening is Brian Jay Cline. Tickets are $20.
  4.  Meet guest artist Agata Ren on April 5. Her work is currently on display at the Delray Beach Library. She will be at the library form 3-4:30 p.m. on Friday and will give an art talk at 3:30 p.m. Her exhibit “Preserved Innocence” will be on display until April 27.
  5.  The Ninth Annual Real Men Bake and Rock at the Sock Hop is set for April 8. Head to the Delray Beach Elks Lodge, 265 NE 4th Ave., from 6 to 9 p.m. to dozens of tasty treats made by local men. With a 1950s theme, the event will feature a DJ spinning oldies and dance tunes as well as a cash bar. There will also be a silent auction as well as a raffle for several prizes. The event benefits the GFWC Woman’s Club of Delray Beach which supports organizations serving women and children in Delray Beach. Tickets cost $35. For more information, visit www.delraybeachwomansclub.com
  6.  Atlantic Community High School will participate as one of 24 teams in the seventh annual National High School Ethics Bowl at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 6-7. The event is hosted by the Parr Center for Ethics in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. Throughout the weekend students will collaborate in analyzing timely and challenging ethical dilemmas.Cases cover a broad range of personal and social topics including safe gun storage laws, cash bail, friendship, race and on-line dating, and supervised injection sites.
  7.  Police Chief Jeff Goldman will retire on April 5 and turn over the reigns to assistant police chief Javaro Sims, who was named the new chief by the city manager. A Change of Command ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on April 5 at Atlantic High. It is open to the public.
  8.  Delray’s Death or Glory’s Tiki Bar was recently ranked No. 7 in the nation by Yelp. The downtown eatery and bar recently released a new tiki cocktail menu. Drinks cost $12.
  9.  Temple Sinai of Palm Beach County is holding a chocolate Seder on April 14 at 12:30 p.m. Prices start at $9 per person for members and $18 for non-members, families $18 or $36, respectively.
  10.  Join Sandoway Discovery for a beach clean-up from 8-10 a.m. on April 27. The clean up will take place at Sandoway Park and is part of the annual Great American Beach Clean Up. Pre-register with Sandoway and make sure to bring the registration form on the day of the event. Download your registration form at: http://www.keeppbcbeautiful.org