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

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  1. The Youth Cultural Empowerment Camp (YCEC) will be held from 9 a.m. – noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from June 26 to Aug. 2 at Spady Museum. There is an $50 enrollment fee per student. The YCEC is a six-week intensive program that focuses on building self-esteem, cultural identity and social and civic responsibility in youth. The YCEC was created to address the need to provide youth with an arts and cultural heritage immersion program to enhance the Palm Beach County School District’s black history curriculum in a historical environment. Week one will focus on food traditions of the Seminole Indians and the West Settlers of Delray Beach.
  2.  FPL has worked to harden the power grid before hurricane season. In Delray, projects include hardening to several City of Delray Beach facilities and businesses on Federal Highway, the Publix Supermarket on Fifth Avenue and on Federal Highway, a CVS Pharmacy and a Walgreens on NE 6th Ave. and the Delray Medical Center among others.
  3.  Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will host its second annual Children’s Summer Music Camp from June 25-June 29. The workshop is open to students in grades 3-12.  The curriculum features a rotating mélange of musical theory, Japanese history and language, instrumental instruction and performing arts. Advance registration is required and classes fill up quickly. For more information, call 561-495-0233 or visit morikami.org/event/japanese-traditional-music-program.
  4.  Dads and daughters can celebrate Father’s Day in Delray Beach on June 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Delray Beach Golf Club. The night includes dinner and music as well as a keepsake photo to remember the night. Email beardsleyd@mydelraybeach.com for more information.
  5.  Delray Medical Center recently received the Healthgrades 2018 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction makes Delray Medical Center one of the top 1 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance. Delray Medical Center has made this list for the last 12 years, since the inception of the award.
  6.  Test out your green thumb during the Butterfly Life Cycle Project Planting Day on June 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the  Leon M Weekes Environmental Preserve. The event is hosted by the Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department. Help plant a variety of plants to provide a balanced source of nutrition for the caterpillars and butterflies. For more information contact Matt Reynolds, Eco-Coordinator at reynoldsma@mydelraybeach.com or 561-243-7358.
  7.  Planning a summer staycation? If your trip involves staying at Delray’s Crane’s Beach House, check out their Stay-a-Little-Longer Summer Vacation Discount. If you stay five nights or longer, you may be eligible to receive a 20 percent discount off of the standard room rates for villas, suites and regular rooms. The discount is valid through Oct. 4., but exclusions do apply. With the Stay-a-Little-Longer Summer Vacation Discount, some restrictions apply, including: based on availability, not valid with any other discounts or offer, and are not changeable. Tax and gratuities are not included. The deal applies to new reservations only. Holiday blackout dates apply. For more information, visit www.cranesbeachhouse.com
  8.  Boy and girl scouts from Israel will put on the Israeli Scout Show on June 10 at Temple Sinai of Palm Beach County. The show begins at 3:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5, children 12 and under can attend for free.
  9.  Stop by the Delray Beach Public Library and check out “Color Symphony” an exhibit by visiting artist Ellen Altman. You can meet the artist on June 1 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the library before the First Friday Art Walk.
  10.  A new Job Connection Center is now open at the Gulfstream Goodwill Delray Beach Store & Donation Center at 1640 N. Federal Highway. The center will offer free career-related services to job seekers like individualized career counseling, resume and cover letters designed and tailored to job seekers, access to internet job postings, employability skills workshops, career fairs and phone/fax/copy center for communication with employers.