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Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day, a day dedicated to educating the public and to help end pollution. The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach is hosting an Earth Day event this Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm.

The family friendly event plans to bring important local organizations together that are dedicated to protecting the environment and raising awareness in our communities. The event will also feature fun activities for the whole family including a Discovery Hunt and interactive learning stations.

The Earth Day celebration that was held last year has now been revamped for this year featuring several members from the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, Manatee Lagoon, and other organizations will be at the event

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This Tax Tuesday, Kona Ice says "no taxation without relaxation" which is why they're handing out free Hawaiian-style shaved ice tomorrow in the park.

Kona Ice is a shaved ice truck franchise and a frequent favorite at many Palm Beach County events. They've turned tax day into National Chill Out Day and the local truck will be at Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton handing out free cones from 3-5 p.m.

Recreation officials are taking part in chill out day too and they'll be set up by the Pirate Cove Playground with info about upcoming events and programs. On the 55-acre park there are two playgrounds, a walking trail, open fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic tables, pavilions and a community center. 

There will be plenty to do and to

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Every Saturday at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, you can learn all about South Florida's animals, ecosystems and unique species. 

Each week from 1-1:30 p.m., a special guest speaker brings artifacts like fossils, photos, and live animals to give an interesting presentation on whatever their topic is. You'll learn so much about our local environment and ways to protect it. Whether you're new to the area or a Florida native, there's always something new to learn at the eco-chats. 

Try attending an eco-chat the next time you have a free Saturday afternoon. The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is located at 1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton.

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Enjoy fresh, local seafood just steps from the ocean. In Palm Beach, there is only one true outdoor restaurant at the ocean’s edge. Atlantic Bar and Grill, located in the Four Seasons Resort, 2800 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach serves lunch and dinner daily.

The Executive Chef, Tory Martindale, feels food should be fun and whimsical.  He is quoted as saying, “I love to create dishes by mixing different cultural pinpoints of flavor and style. A chef’s mind is a giant library of flavors, combinations, techniques and plating concepts. Whenever I build a dish, it’s like flipping through a massive directory and finding the nuances that may connect one item to another and then synergizing it all into what you are creating at the moment.”

Choose

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Two Palm Beach County cities have made the list of the “10 Best Places to Visit” done by Livability.com. Livability.com is a website that showcases some of the best cities to visit and live throughout the country. The website ranked more than 2,000 cities across the United States and both Boca Raton and Jupiter were ranked in the Top 10. Boca Raton and Jupiter were also the only two Florida cities to have made the list.

Jupiter is ranked number five and Boca Raton is ranked number seven. The website ranked the cities based on their relaxing and adventurous attractions in both cities.

The list highlights Jupiter’s culture, expansive nature preserves, beaches and parks, baseball stadium, iconic lighthouse, golf courses, and other tourist attractions.

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Throw on your favorite shade of green this weekend; there are lots of St. Paddy’s Day parties happening throughout Palm Beach County.

Jupiter: Abacoa's St. Patrick's Day Block Party

The Abacoa community is throwing a full-on, all-day block party on St. Paddy’s Day from 1-9 p.m. It'll be happening on Town Center Drive featuring beer pong, corn hole tournaments, a DJ, face painting, lots of food and drinks, arts and crafts, kids games and more.

1203 Town Center Dr., Jupiter. 

Palm Beach Gardens: Paddy Mac's St. Patrick's Day Festival

Paddy Mac's restaurant will be throwing a celebration on St. Paddy's at noon. There will be live music by Irish bands, competitions and prizes, and awesome food and drinks served by the fireplace and at

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Bolay, an increasingly popular healthy food eatery, just opened a new location on Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach. 

The unique restaurant opened its first Palm Beach County location in Boca Raton's Polo Shoppes just over a year ago, and has already grown fast enough to open a new spot off I-95 in West Palm. 

The secret to their success, according to co-founder and president Chris Gannon, is both the food and the staff. 

The restaurant is centered around clean, nutritious eating, offering a selection of grains, vegetables, and meats for customizable bowls. You don't have to go with a salad; choose a base like rice or noodles, and add nutrient rich veggies and proteins like quinoa, roasted butternut squash, smoky cauliflower, chicken,

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Happening in Boca Raton mid March is one of the most beloved happenings for the art community in South Florida, the Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair 3rd Edition. This well curated event will host some of the finest works in contemporary, modern and emerging art at the 65,000 square foot International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches on the Florida Atlantic University campus. 

The art fair is put on by David and Lee Ann Lester of Next Level Fairs and is to take place March 15 through the 18 of 2018. There will be an elegant opening gala on the eve of March 17 to showcase a preview of the fair and to benefit the Boca Raton Museum of Art and School. The gala will be hosted by some of the most educated and knowledgeable art collectors and connoisseurs in South

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Starting tomorrow, Pavilion Grille in Boca Raton will be hosting Ballroom & Latin Dance Night every Wednesday through March 28th.

Try something new and take this once-a-week "class" for the next month. Or just come one night and have a good time! There will be two hosts/instructors, Axel and Elyse, leading the dance for those who want to follow them. Come early for dinner at 6 p.m. then head to the dance floor at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 and includes a free house drink and light snacks and sweets. 

Plan a night out with your spouse or a friend and head over to the Pavilion Grille for a fun evening of eating, drinking, and dancing. If you like it, take advantage of the event going on for the next 6 weeks. 

For more information call

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The Florida Youth Orchestra is a nationally acclaimed orchestra of 400 members ages 6-19. These kids are incredibly talented and have performed in front of crowds of 70,000+ playing at events like the World Series and at the Dolphins Stadium. Many of the students go on to some of the country's most prestigious colleges, consistently receiving the most coveted scholarships, honors, and awards. Come see them perform a free concert this Sunday, February 18th at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton.

The Youth Orchestra will be playing "Classics in the Park," featuring the Principal Orchestra and the Flute Choir. Show your support for these students celebrating the art of classical music. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on or you can rent one for

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