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

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  1. Head to Arts Warehouse on June 7 for the Monster Drawing Rally and Art Throwdown. Artists will take shifts drawing for two hours in front of a live audience, or, they will be a contestant in the Art Throwdown: A live 90 minute head-to-head art competition. Finished drawings by participating artists are immediately available for $30 each. If more than one person is interested in purchasing the same work, the interested parties will settle by drawing cards or the classic “rock, paper, scissors” to win the right to buy. The event takes place from 5-10 p.m. Tickets $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
  2.  Diane Schofield, Director of Surgical Weight Loss Program at Delray Medical Center, was honored as a Healthcare Provider Hero last month during the Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards selected by the Palm Beach County Medical Society. The award honors local individuals and organizations who provide extraordinary services that address or have responded to health care needs in the county, the nation or around the world.
  3.  Republic National Distributing Company is holding a Golf Classic at Delaire Country Club on June 7. The event runs from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and includes breakfast, shot gun start with best ball scramble and awards luncheon and silent auction. Hosted by NFL Hall of Famer Dwight Stephenson, the event proceeds will benefit United Community Options of South Florida, formerly United Cerebral Palsy.
  4.  Poets can attend a workshop facilitated by William May at 1 p.m. on June 1 at Old School Square. The course “This is Just to Say: What We Bring: How Poets Use Their World” will look at how diverse poets have used references to other works, concepts and contexts from the world, imagery, sound and various tools of craft to deploy meanings that the reader will recognize and used these to create a context that allows the reader to gain a deeper understanding and a new perspective. The class costs $10 per person.
  5.  Kids can read with “Winston the Read Dog” from 1-2 p.m. on June 8 at the Delray Beach Public Library. Register to reserve a slot for your child to read to a therapy dog.
  6.  Visit the Delray Beach Public Library through June 20 to see works from artists from The Art of Delray Gallery. The second floor gallery will feature the work of Jeanne Bilbo and other visiting artists.
  7.  Performances of “Wish You Were Here: Joshua Logan—The Director with the Golden Touch!” continue this month June 3-5 with matinees at 2 p.m. and night shows at 8 p.m.  at Delray Playhouse. Logan often co-wrote the musicals he directed with composers and lyricists like Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Frank Loesser and Harold Rome.
  8.  The city of Delray finished in second place in the 2019 Let’s Move Challenge. The village of Wellington edged out Delray in the number of minutes logged. Wellington logged 12,849,676 minutes of exercise and the county as a whole logged over 32 million minutes. The challenge, now in its seventh year, inspires county residents to complete  30 minutes of physical activity each day during the month of March. Over 400 teams participated.
  9.  Celebrate Shavuot at Temple Sinai on June 8. Dr. Caryn Tamber-Rosenau assistant profession of Jewish and Religious Studies at the University of Houston and author of “Women in Drag” will be the scholar in residence for the weekend. Services and a dairy dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The cost for dinner is $12.
  10.  Book a stay at the Seagate Hotel & Spa now between Sept. 30 and stay the fourth night for free. To book, use promo code STAY4 or call 561-655-4825.