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


The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach,  will hold its 27th annual, juried art and craft show, An Olde Fashioned Holiday, at the Old School Square Fieldhouse Nov. 21-23. Local crafters and artists create one-of-a-kind works of art and crafts perfect for gifts. Free admission. Hours 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Atlantic High’s Thespian Troupe 2609 will present “Geek” for its fall production. Showtimes are scheduled for Nov. 15 and 22 at 6 p.m. and Nov. 16 and Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students, teachers and children.

Art meets fashion on Atlantic Avenue during the 65 Roses Evening on the Ave. benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Nov. 15 at the Old School Square Fieldhouse. The evening includes cocktails, live event artists, dinner, music and auctions all supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tickets cost $175.

Spady Museum will ring in the holiday season with the second annual Make-A-Gift Village, on Nov. 16. Head to the backyard of the museum from 2-5 p.m. for music, food and gift-making. Local artisans will help guests create unique, cultural presents, while musicians and vocalists perform, and food vendors serve meals under tented shade. Make-A-Gift Village is open and free to the public.

The Knights of Columbus will hold a food drive for the C.R.O.S. Ministries Food Pantry from Nov. 9-10 at the Emmanuel Catholic Church, 15700 S. Military Trail. The March food drive brought in 7,869 pounds of food. CROS Ministries has food pantries in Palm Beach and Martin counties. Last year, CROS Ministries fed over 70,000 people. The drive will run from 3:30-6 p.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday.

Yoga Fun Day is now a three-day festival of fitness, music, food and art. Scheduled to take place Nov. 1-3 at Old School Square, the family friendly wellness event invites people to unplug, unwind and immerse themselves in green living, healthy choices and sustainable practices. Vendor Village and Artist’s Alley are free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an assortment of products for healthy and mindful living and art. There will be over 75 classes, 50 vendors, a spa zone and kids zone.

Head to the Delray Beach Public Library to see guest artist Patricia Lappin’s “THEN and NOW” exhibit on the second floor gallery. Meet the artist on Nov. 1 from 3-4:30 p.m. with an artist talk at 3:30 p.m. Lappin’s subject is the natural world expressed in both abstract and more recognizable images. This exhibit explores the “then” of when she lived in Arkansas and her depiction of hills and waterways in oil to the “now” of the Green Cay and Loxahatchee Nature Preserves in acrylic paintings.

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties invites residents to come together on Nov. 13 in small-group mealtime conversations to explore meaningful ideas about how to cultivate a stronger community during On the Table. This is the second year the Community Foundation will participate in this civic engagement initiative, funded through the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, designed to unite people of all ages and diverse backgrounds to discuss issues that impact their community. Last year, over 4,000 people shared stories, hopes and concerns. This year’s topics are housing, economic security and education. This year youth will participate with help from Delray’s Emanuel “Dupree” Jackson founder of the EJS Project.

The 4th Annual Dinner on the Diamond fundraising event for the Miracle League of Palm Beach County returns from 6-10 p.m. on Nov. 23 to Anthony V. Pugliese V Field at Miller Park. There will be a silent and live auction, dancing and dinner on the field. American former professional baseball catcher, National Baseball Hall of Fame, 14-time All-Star selection and two-time National League Most Valuable Player Johnny Bench is the celebrity guest speaker. The Tom Jackson Band will provide entertainment.

Delray Reads returns on Nov. 7. Part of the Delray Beach Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, the event welcomes volunteers to read to a classroom. This year’s book selection, published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, is the award-winning Thank You, Omu! by debut author-illustrator Oge Mora. Delray Reads Day begins with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast at the Delray Beach Public Library, featuring keynote speaker Chef Suzanne Perrotto and entertainment by our students. Then, head to your assigned classroom to read.