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

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  1. The Delray Beach Historical Society is exploring the #snailmailrevolution and the art of writing letters during its summer camp. Students will participate in on-campus and off-campus workshops with artists, writers, historians and community leaders. Activities include making stationery, trading and collecting stamps, designing post cards, exploring paper-making techniques, and discovering the art and history of letter-writing. The camp is open for kids ages 9-13. Session 1 is July 10-13 and Session 2 is July 24-27. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $60 per child. Scholarships are available. Email info@delraybeachhistory.org or call 561-274-9578 for more information.
  2.  Delray Medical Center was awarded with the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation recognizing superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays.
  3.  Head to the Delray Beach Public Library for NOSH: Learn to cook while having fun at 10 a.m. on July 24. Chef Michael from Publix Aprons Cooking Schools offers demonstration classes for all levels and all types of cuisine. See how it’s done, then take the recipe home and try it for yourself. July features how to prepare summer grilled salmon and mixed herb salad with lychee vinaigrette. Event is free and open to the public. If registration is requested in advance go to www.delraylibrary.org/registration or call 561-266-0194.
  4.  The Spellebration Spelling Bee will take place on July 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Delray Beach Public Library Auditorium. If your child is interested in competing, practices take place weekly. Contact the library for more information.
  5.  Sushi & Stroll series continues at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens on July 13. Tickets cost $7 online or $8 at the door. To enjoy the Taiko drumming performance, it costs $3 extra. The event is rain or shine.
  6.  There will be a Public Safety Open House on July 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Station 112, 35 Andrews Ave.
  7.  Waves Surf Academy has moved locations from Sandoway Park to the Delray Breakers Hotel, 1875 S. Ocean Blvd.  Daily and weekly rates are available through Aug. 17. Visit https://www.wavessurfacademy.com/city-of-delray for more information.
  8.  The First Friday Art Walk will take place on July 6. Enjoy the local art scene during a self-guided walking tour around downtown Delray Beach. Stop at galleries and meet local artists between 6-9 p.m.
  9.  Visit Sandoway Discovery Center to meet their new Ball Python, an abandoned pet that was rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and was then donated to the center by Busch Wildlife Sanctuary. You can also see the Shark Jaw Exhibit, which has returned for the summer.
  10.  Delray has established quiet zones along the Brightline/FECR railway corridor from Lindell Blvd to NE 36th Street. The quiet zone means that passenger and freight trains along the FEC Corridor will no longer regularly blow horns at the railroad crossings. However, train horns may still be used in emergency situations or to comply with Federal regulations or operating rules.