Fourth of July Events Around South Florida

first_imgLooking for a place to celebrate the 4th? Here are just a “few” suggestions.PALM BEACH COUNTYWEST PALM BEACHJoin 850 WFTL at West Palm Beach Waterfront’s 4th on Flagler: 5-9 p.m. Entertainment featuring singers, dancers, bands; food options. Annual Military Honor Ceremony. Fireworks over the Intracoastal Waterway. Meyer Amphitheatre, Palm Stage and Post Park, 100 S. Flagler Drive. Free admission.BOCA RATON12th Annual 4th of July Celebration: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation and the West Boca Community Council present the 12th Annual 4th of July Celebration. Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circle. Free admission.Fabulous Fourth: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Flying Beamer and Extreme Shipwreck rides, a rock climbing wall, inflatable obstacle courses, and more! Enjoy an interactive juggling ring, free face painting and glitter tattoos, as well as giant games, kids’ crafts. Food and drinks for purchase. Countess de Hoernle Park, Spanish River Athletic Facility, 1000 NW Spanish River Blvd. Free admission.BOYNTON BEACHRed, White, & Blue: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Intracoastal Park, 2240 N. Federal Highway. Enjoy a water show by Palm Beach Hydroflight. Athletes will surf the skies on water-propelled Jet boards, performing maneuvers done up to 50 feet in the air. Sub Groove Band will play original funk/pop music, food trucks; kids face painting, fishing game, giant Legos, arts & crafts, large sand pile with beach toys; and fireworks. Free admission.DELRAY BEACH4th of July Celebration: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sand castle contests and beach volleyball tournaments begin at 8 a.m.; water activities noon-5 p.m.; nonstop music 5:30-9 p.m., with fireworks. Food options for purchase. Beachside at Atlantic Avenue & A1A. Free admission.GREENACRESIgnite the Night: 5:30-10 p.m. Features brass band and food trucks, amusements, arts and crafts and business vendors, with “Most Patriotic Dressed” contest and more. Location: Samuel J. Ferreri Community Park, 2905 Jog Road. Free admission.JUPITERJimmy Buffett Tribute Band, free family entertainment and fireworks. Activities include inflatable games, carnival activities, a real-life Statue of Liberty, face painting, caricaturist, balloon artist and much more. Harbourside Place, 200 U.S. 1.9 p.m. – FireworksMega BashActivities at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium: bounce houses, inflatables and games will be set up in a Mega Kid’s Area. After the baseball games, enjoy a fireworks show presented by the Town of Jupiter and Juno Beach (time of the fireworks is dependent on when the game ends).LAKE WORTH BEACHIndependence Day CelebrationFood, fun, and fireworks at Bryant Park.11 a.m. Raft Parade (“J” St. and Lake Ave, ending at Bryant Park)1 p.m. – The Great American Raft Race at Bryant Park Boat Ramps3 p.m. – Enjoy the Next Generation Car Show and the Kid’s Area3 p.m. – 4 p.m. – July 3rd Showcase Winner4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Thirty Hertz (Rock/Pop/Reggae)6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – Hot Pink (Classic Rock/Rhythm and Blues)7:30 pm. – 9 p.m. – Patrick and the Swayzees (50’s Rock/Surf and Soul)LANTANA6:30-9:30 p.m. Annual Independence Day celebration at Bicentennial Park 321 E Ocean Ave.7:30 p.m. Water Balloon, Hula Hoop & Watermelon Eating Contest (Town Tent)8:45 p.m. Welcome Introduction by Mayor, David Stewart, Most Patriotic Baby Contest9:05 p.m. Massing of the Colors Presentation, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem9:10 p.m. Countdown to FireworksFree admission, food available for purchaseFree Shuttles from K-mart parking lot starting at 6:00 p.m.NORTH PALM BEACHSchedule of Events at the Municipal Country Club located at 951 US Hwy. 15:30 p.m. – Food and drinks6:30 p.m. – Music by Eclipse7 p.m. – Games9 p.m. – FireworksFood and drink sales at 5:30 p.m.Live music by Eclipse at 6:30 p.m. (until 10 p.m.)Games on the Fairway at 7 p.m.Fireworks show at 9 p.m.PALM BEACH GARDENSFourth of July ExtravaganzaPGA National Resort and Spa400 Ave. of the ChampionsFamily barbecue buffet and private fireworks extravaganza on the Honda Pavilion of PGA National Resort & Spa.Adults $45.26, children $22.63, ages 6 and younger are free.PALM SPRINGSVillage Center Complex, 226 Cypress Lane. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. and will feature family-friendly festivities such as inflatable activities, photo booth, face painting and much more. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display beginning promptly at 9 p.m. The VFW Post 4360 will be grilling holiday favorites.RIVIERA BEACH4th Of July CelebrationRiviera Beach Marina Village190 E. 13th StreetLive entertainment and DJ, family fun kids zone, food vendors, trucks and more. The event runs from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.ROYAL PALM BEACHStar Spangled SpectacularCommons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd. from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.Schedule of Events4 p.m. – Gourmet Truck Expo5 p.m. – Free Cornhole Tournament5 p.m. – Free Ladder Golf Tournament5 p.m. – Music by Saturday Night Special (Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute)7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – Music by The Boss Project (Bruce Springsteen Tribute)8:30 p.m. – Mayor’s Welcome8:45 – Military Branches Tribute9 p.m. – Fireworks showWELLINGTONPatriotic Pool Party: Noon-5 p.m. Activities and contests scheduled on the hour. Wellington Aquatics Complex, 12072 Forest Hill Blvd. Admission: Free children 2 and under; $3 ages 3-17; $5 adults 18-54; $2 for ages 55 and older.4th of July Celebration: 6-9 p.m. Games, petting zoo, food trucks and entertainment. Village Park, 11700 Pierson Road. Shuttle service available. Free admission.BROWARD COUNTYCORAL SPRINGSFourth of July Festivities, 6-10 p.m. Mullins Park, 10150 Ben Geiger Drive. Free admission.DAVIEOld Fashioned Fourth: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Features old-fashioned games, activities and a barbecue, plus costumes, watermelon and pie-eating contests with prizes. DJ Digital Anarchy will be spinning 1920s and ’30s music. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. $12.95-$19.95 admission.DEERFIELD BEACH4th of July Celebration: Noon-9 p.m. Presented by the Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and the City of Deerfield Beach. Main Beach Parking Lot, 149 SE 21st Ave. Music and vendors will provide a variety of arts & crafts, local foods and beverages. Free admission.FORT LAUDERDALE4th of July at Bonnet House: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. explore the whimsical house where fish sculptures rise in the air, shells have their own museum and walkers can explore shady nature trails. Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale. Admission: $10 at door; under 12 free.4th of July Spectacular, Noon-9:30 p.m., live bands, a kids zone, beach games, contests, family activities and a fireworks display. Concert by Lee Greenwood. Compete in an old-fashioned hot dog-eating contest. Fort Lauderdale Beach, State Road A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. Free admission.HOLLYWOODStar-Spangled Spectacular: 5-10 p.m. Music at the bandshell, food vendors, and fireworks. 7:45 p.m.-9 p.m. performance by 13th Army Band, Florida National Guard. Activities along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk: Johnson Street Plaza, Hollywood Beach Theater. Free admission.LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEAFourth of July Parade and Fireworks, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.. The parade will be along El Mar Drive between Pine and Hibiscus Avenues, starting on Bougainvillea Drive and ending at Hibiscus Avenue. Family activities 11 a.m.-3 p.m., include face painting, a water slide, music, food, a clown and equipment demonstrations by the Volunteer Fire Department. Fireworks after dark. El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Drive. Free admission.MARGATECity of Margate’s 4th of July Extravaganza: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Daylong festivities and fireworks. Includes parade at 9 a.m.; Calypso Cove Pool Party 1-5 p.m . Live band and food trucks 5-9 p.m. 5701 Margate Blvd. Free admission.MIRAMARCity of Miramar 4th of July Celebration 4 p.m. Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway. Presented by the City of Miramar. Kids zone, food and beverages for purchase, DJ music and vendor giveaways; fireworks. Free admission.PEMBROKE PINESIndependence Day Celebration: 6 p.m. Live music, rides, food trucks and fireworks. Pines Recreation Center, 7400 Pines Blvd. Free admission.PLANTATIONIndependence Day Celebration: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Presented by the city of Plantation. Events begin with parade starting at the corner of West Broward Boulevard and Northwest 46th Avenue. The parade ends at City Hall with an awards ceremony. Kid’s Zone, concert and fireworks at the Plantation Central Park Ball Fields. Food available for purchase. Free admission.POMPANO BEACHBeach House Pompano: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Beach House Pompano, 270 N. Pompano Beach Blvd. Free admission.Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza, 5 p.m., Featuring the music of Southern Blood, and Vinyl. Pompano Beach Fishing Pier area, 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd. In case of rain, fireworks will be July 5 at 9 p.m. Free admission.SUNRISEConcert & Fireworks: 5-9:30 p.m. Children’s fun zone and food and beverage vendors. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway. Free admission.TAMARACPatriotic Splash Swim Party: Noon-4 p.m. This event features a DJ, raffle prizes, games and more. Caporella Aquatic Complex, 9300 NW 58th St. Free admission.All-American Celebration: 6-9:30 p.m. Free outdoor concert by Jam Band, kid’s area with inflatables and activities, food trucks and fireworks. Tamarac Sports Complex, 9901 NW 77th St. Free admission.WESTONWeston’s Annual July 4th Hometown Celebration Parade: 10:30 a.m.-noon. Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Town Center Boulevard and Three Village Road, then winds through Weston Town Center to the heart of Main Street. Free admission.TREASURE COASTPORT ST. LUCIEFreedomfest, 4 to 10 p.m. Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 121 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd. Festivities start at 4 p.m. with Majesty of Rock (Journey tribute band) performing live, food and refreshments, games and activities for kids and families, arts and craft vendors and entertainment for the whole family. Fireworks start at 9 p.m., weather permitting.STUARTFlying over Flagler Park in Stuart, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Flagler Park, 201 SW Flagler Ave. Aerobatics performances, pilot meet-and-greet, fireworks, and much more. Free admission.Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July, from everyone at 850 WFTL!last_img read more

PB, Broward Sheriff’s Officers Among Youngest to Die of COVID-19

first_imgMost younger people with the virus experience mild symptoms, if they notice symptoms at all.As far as those who experience severe symptoms or do not survive, health officials believe those patients could receive a larger exposure to the virus. They could also have underlying medical conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease, hypertension or diabetes, or an immune system weakened by lack of sleep or poor nutrition.As of Saturday afternoon, 11,545 people in Florida had tested positive for the virus, with an official death toll of 195.Palm Beach County has more deaths than any county in the state with 35, followed by 32 in Broward and 31 in Miami-Dade. In addition, Miami-Dade had 3,890 cases as of Saturday evening. Broward had 1,765 and Palm Beach County had 954. In addition, among Broward County’s coronavirus-related deaths, Bennett was only the third person under age 40. Meanwhile, Diaz Ayala was the youngest to die in Palm Beach County.A photo on the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Facebook page shows emergency responders at JFK Medical Center along with a gurney covered by the American flag and a photo of Diaz Ayala.“We love you and know you are all doing the very best,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote.Bennett called off sick from work on March 23 and checked into a hospital the next day. He tested positive for COVID-19 on March 27, Tony said.The sheriff added it is unclear how or when Bennett contracted the virus, as schools had closed 10 days before he became sick. Two South Florida law enforcement officers in their 30s died over the weekend from coronavirus.First, 39-year-old Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Shannon Bennett passed away late Friday evening, a week after he was diagnosed, the Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday.Later on Saturday, the Palm Beach County Sheriff Office announced that 38-year-old Sgt. Jose Diaz Ayala, who had been dealing with other health issues, had also died of COVID-19.Bennett, who was a 12-year veteran of the Broward Sheriff’s force, had been a school resource officer at Deerfield Beach Elementary School since January 2019, according to Sheriff Gregory Tony.Diaz Ayala had worked as a corrections deputy in Palm Beach County until being promoted to sergeant in January 2016.The men became two of the youngest people to die of the virus in the state. Only four percent of the patients who have died were younger than age 45, according to the state health department.last_img read more

ThurstonTalk’s Weekend Event Calendar – Easter Weekend In Olympia Washington

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0 Easter weekend is the start of Spring Break for most Thurston County public schools.  As families prepare to take a few days off, turn to ThurstonTalk’s event calendar for all the activities around town.  Use our *new* Kids & Family section to find a new place to play or rediscover an old favorite haunt.  Using the Activities drop down menu, you can sort for either indoor or outdoor stories.Here is a recap of the Easter Egg Hunts happening around Olympia this weekend.  For more specific details, click here.Friday, March 29 –Adult Flashlight Egg Scramble at the RAC at 8:00 pmSaturday, March 30 –10:00 am – Westfield Capital Mall10:00 am – Dog Easter Egg Hunt at the RAC10:00 am – New Apostolic Church11:00 am – Tumwater High School11:00 am – Bucknell Field in Lacey12:00 pm – South Sound Church1:00 pm – Lattin’s Country Cider Mill & FarmSunday, March 312:00 pm – Priest Point Park2:00 pm – South Sound ManorOther events happening this weekend include:Dig razor clams in Ocean Shores this weekend.Play outside on Saturday, in honor of the 100th birthday of the Washington State Parks system.Visit the WET Science Center.Gather ideas for activities during Spring Break.Attend a performance at Olympia Family Theater or Harlequin Productions.  Both local theater groups have shows throughout the weekend.Catch a roller derby bout between #1 Oly Rollers and #2 San Diego Starlettes on Sunday evening.ThurstonTalk aims to be your source for positive information and events happening in Olympia.  If you have a suggestion for a post, send us a note at  For more events and to learn what’s happening in Olympia and the surrounding area, click here.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (May 27, 2016)–Hronis Racing’s Nancy From Nairobi will be bidding for her fourth consecutive win as she heads a field of nine in Monday’s Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita. For fillies and mares three and up, the Gamely will be contested at a mile and one eighth on turf.Named for William Haggin Perry’s three-time Eclipse Award winning daughter of Bold Ruler (1967, 68 & 69), the Gamely was first run in 1939 at Hollywood Park as the Long Beach Handicap. It will be run for the third consecutive year at Santa Anita on Monday. FANTICOLA: Blessed with an abundance of natural speed, this 6-year-old Ontario Canadian-bred mare led every step of the way in last year’s Gamely, only to be collared late while finishing second, beaten a neck. Trained by Phil D’Amato and owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino, Fanticola, who stalked the pace and finished third, beaten 1 ¾ lengths by Nancy From Nairobi in the Grade II Royal Heroine May 5, will be making her third start of the year in the Gamely and rates a huge chance. Ultra-consistent, Fanticola is 12-3-3-5 over the Santa Anita turf and is 21-5-5-8 overall with earnings of $537,300. THE GRADE I GAMELY STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 8 (of 10)                                 Approximate post time 5:30 p.m. PDT NANCY FROM NAIROBI: Trained by John Sadler, this 5-year-old English-bred mare will stretch out a furlong off a solid half length win here in the Grade II Royal Heroine Stakes on May 5. Ultra-impressive in a pair of allowance scores on Feb. 5 (1 1/8 miles on turf) and March 4 (one mile turf), “Nancy” earned a 96 Beyer Speed figure in taking the Royal Heroine, which was her fifth start under Sadler’s care. With a win and a second from two lifetime tries at the Gamely distance, she has an eye-catching turn of foot and appears to be primed for a career-best effort. With an overall mark of 22-5-6-0, she has earnings of $271,456. She will again be ridden by Abel Lezcano, who has been aboard in all of her stateside starts. WEKEELA: Headquartered with trainer Chad Brown at Belmont Park, this 4-year-old French-bred filly showed ample promise in her U.S. debut, finishing second, beaten five lengths, in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles turf Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland on April 16. A Group III winner in France in her only try at a mile and one eighth on turf, Wekeela, who will likely be attentive to the early pace, merits plenty of respect in her Southern California debut. Owned by Martin Schwartz, she has three wins and three seconds from nine starts and has earnings of $242,587. NASHOBA’S GOLD: A two-time graded stakes winner here in 2014, this 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Smart Strike was winless in three starts last year and comes off a fourth place finish here in the Grade II, 1 1/8 miles turf Santa Ana Stakes on March 26. Owned and bred by Warren B. Williamson, she is out of Williamson Racing’s good producing mare Nashoba. Trained by Carla Gaines, Nashoba’s Gold was an even fifth two starts back going a flat mile on turf in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes on Feb. 20 and appears to be coming to her best in what will be her third start of the year. With all three of her career wins (from four tries) coming at the Gamely distance, Nashoba’s Gold will be making her 11th career start on Monday. She has earnings of $284,438. Nancy From Nairobi–Abel Lezcano–121Evo Campo–Rafael Bejarano–121Dressed to a T–Mario Gutierrez–121Fanticola–Joe Talamo–121Elektrum–Victor Espinoza–121Wekeela–Javier Castellano–121Keri Belle–Mike Smith–121Illuminant–Flavien Prat–121Nashoba’s Gold–Tyler Baze–121First post time on Monday is at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit read more