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

  1. The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce is heading west to Frank Theatres on Sept. 12 for the West Delray Beach Business Expo. Free and open to the public, learn about local businesses from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Receive one free bowling game and a $5 arcade card.
  2.  50 Ocean will conclude its Seaside Summer Dining Series on Sept. 20 with “Lobstahs and Lagahs” which will feature a Samuel Adams Social. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. The beer paired dinner costs $85 per person, which does not include tax or gratuity. Seating is limited so make a reservation at 561-278-3364.
  3.  The Miracle Moms of the Miracle League of Palm Beach County are hosting a “Come Sail Away and Celebrate Coach Julia’s Birthday” auction gift gathering happy hour on Sept. 20. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Dash Travel, 280 NE 2nd Ave. Cottage B, while supporting the 2018 Dinner on the Diamond event. The suggested donation “birthday gift” is $100 per couple or an item of the equivalent value. Contact Chair Mom Melissa Kling with any questions.
  4.  Delray Beach Playhouse is looking for 10 men ages 16-70 and four women ages 18-50 to audition for roles in “The 1940s Radio Hour.” Auditions are scheduled for Sept. 12 and 13. This heart-warming exercise in nostalgia takes us into a small New York radio station in December of 1942 as the station’s cast and crew prepare a special Christmas broadcast that is going to be recorded and played overseas for our troops. The cast includes the show’s singing stars, two young dancers and its production crew. The play culminates in the actual one-hour radio broadcast, which includes a variety of popular 1940’s standards such as “Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy,” “I’ll Never Smile Again,” “That Old Black Magic” and “I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo.”
  5.  Help clean up the north parcel on Lake Ida on Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. Delray Beach Parks and Recreation and the Institute for Regional Conservation are hosting the Lake Ida North Parcel Volunteer Clean-Up. Meet at Lake Ida Park boat ramp and then travel to parcel.
  6.  Music at St. Paul’s season will continue on Sept. 16 with “Chopin and the Americans.” The event begins at 2:30 p.m. with a pre-concert lecture with Dr. Paul Cienniwa and at 3 p.m. the concert featuring the Delray String Quartet with pianist Jure Rozman will commence. There is a $20 suggested donation.
  7.  Students in grades 8-12 can apply to become finalists for the 4th annual Philanthropy Tank program. Philanthropy Tank fuels and inspires Palm Beach County’s next generation of change leaders. The program challenges, empowers and equips them to develop and execute sustainable initiatives and solutions to these problems. Philanthropist-investors fund student initiatives, investing in their community projects. Through one-to-one mentoring, philanthropist-investors also fuel students’ desire, helping them execute initiatives while increasing their ability to make meaningful change. Last year’s finalists included projects focusing on literacy, clothing and food distribution for those in need, music promotion and computer programming classes for kids, among others. A total of $100,000 of project funding was awarded. Applications close on Nov. 4.
  8.  Artists can head to Old School Square for an all day workshop on Sept. 5 “Perspective for the Artist.” From 9:30 am. to 4:30 p.m. at the Creative Arts School, instructor Sid Delmar Leach will delve into perspective. The course is open to all levels and costs $165.
  9.  Delray Beach Police will be working overtime in the city’s five elementary schools providing security. While the Palm Beach County School District works on hiring and training 75 new officers to work at all county schools, cities are lending a hand by providing officers from their forces. The district will reimburse the police department based on an average overtime negotiated rate of $76.14 per hour. The plan is in place for two years, but Delray Police Chief Jeff Goldman said it will evaluated again after this school year.
  10.  Help clean up the beach on Sept. 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. Sandoway is participating in the annual International Coastal Clean Up. Across the country, thousands of volunteers will help clean up their local communities. Help out by meeting at Sandoway Park. Pre-register with the Sandoway Discovery Center at 561-274-7263. You can download your registration form at: Bring the registration form with you the day of the event.