Homeless Puppet Center holding fundraiser on Saturday

Jo Janeen Timmis, executive director of the Puppetry Arts Center, is still looking for a new home for the center after its lease expired in Delray Beach three years ago. (Palm Beach Post file photo)

GREENACRES — The Puppetry Arts Center, which is currently homeless, is holding a fundraiser Saturday at Caribbean Teeze, 6295 Lake Worth Rd.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Dinner starts at 7 p.m., with the show featuring the Amazing A’s magic and comedy, beginning at 8 p.m.

Cost is $33 per person. For tickets and information, call 561-243-4330.

Since its lease expired in 2013 at its Delray Beach location on Southeast Second Avenue, the center, started in 1993, has been living a gypsy life, setting up shop in several temporary locations, including the old Palm Beach Mall and a flea market near the Palm Beach International Airport.




Wellington Council to cast final vote on upcoming budget

The Wellington Village council is expected to jump the last budget hurdle tonight.

Council will be taking its second and final vote on the nearly $90 million total budget that includes funding for a five-day work week and paid parental leave.

You can catch up with the latest information here. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Wellington village hall (Kristen M. Clark / The Palm Beach Post)
Wellington village hall (Kristen M. Clark / The Palm Beach Post)

Wellington High School to host open house for parents

Wellington High School has scheduled an open house for Sept. 27.

The event will include performances from the students, tables with information about clubs and introductory information about classes. Parents must arrive by 6:30 p.m. for the information sessions. There will not be time for individual conferences.

Here’s the event schedule:

5:45 – 6:25 p.m.       Courtyard Student Performances

6:30 – 6:45 p.m.       Welcome in Period 1 followed by Period 1

6:50 – 7:00 p.m.       Period 2

7:05 – 7:15 p.m.       Period 3

7:20 – 7:30 p.m.       Period 4

7:35 – 7:45 p.m.       Period 5

7:50 – 8:00 p.m.       Period 6

8:05– 8:15 p.m.       Period 7

Wellington chamber to host speed networking luncheon

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce will host a “speed networking luncheon” at the International Polo Club on Sept. 28.

The event will cost $25 for members and $30 for non-members. For more information or to sign up, call 561-792-6525 or visit http://www.wellingtonchamber.com.

International Polo Club, Wellington (Kristen M. Clark / The Palm Beach Post)
International Polo Club, Wellington (Kristen M. Clark / The Palm Beach Post)

Two events highlight week at Wellington Amphitheater

The Wellington Amphitheater will host two events this week — a concert and a movie.

First, Bobby G. will take the stage and 6:30 tonight with a Food Truck Invasion happening at the same time. The food trucks will be there until 9 p.m.

Tomorrow night, the village will host a showing of Independence Day: Resurgence — rated PG-13. It will start at 7 p.m.

Wellington Amphitheater (Kristen M. Clark / The Palm Beach Post)
Wellington Amphitheater (Kristen M. Clark / The Palm Beach Post)

Sportswriter Mike Lupica will sign books at Wellington Barnes & Noble

The Wellington Barnes & Noble will be holding a book singing with Mike Lupica on Sept. 22.

He also will be reading excepts from his book “Last Man Out.” Lupica is a New York Times best-selling author and an accomplished sports writer.

The event starts at 7 p.m.

Greenacres looking to hire a special magistrate

Greenacres City HallGREENACRES — The city is looking for one or more persons to serve as a special magistrate for its code enforcement department.

Additional duties will include serving as board counsel to the code enforcement board. The special magistrate must be a member of the Florida Bar in good standing. He or she will be appointed by the city council to conduct hearings on code violations.

The special magistrate will not be a city employee and the position isn’t full time. Hearings will be held once a month. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by October 14 to: City Attorney, 5800 Melaleuca Lane, Greenacres, Florida 33463, or electronically to: ca@ci.greenacres.fl.us.

Wellington Boys & Girls Club announces fall events

The Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington recently announced three of its fall events.

It will first host a Community Garden Kids’ Day on Sept. 17 to unveil the new garden. The next event will be the “Trunk-or-Treat” Halloween night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 28.

The last fall event scheduled is the Thanksgiving Feast for club members on Nov. 17.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

Tenative Wellington budget includes money for road construction projects

Wellington took it’s first action on the full budget Tuesday and passed it on the first of two required votes.

I wrote about the 5-day work week and paid family leave discussions, but I didn’t have space to mention three road construction projects that will be covered by the propsed budget.

The proposed turn lanes locations will be at Big Blue Trace and Wiltshire Village Drive; Big Blue Trace and Barberry Drive; and South Shore Boulevard and Pierson Road. The projects will also raise the road, taking care of potential drainage issues brought to light after flooding issues with Tropical Storm Isaac.

The final budget vote will take place on Sept. 27.

Wellington Municipal Complex (Kristen M. Clark / The Palm Beach Post)
Wellington Municipal Complex (Kristen M. Clark / The Palm Beach Post)

Winding Trails project will go before planning and zoning board

Wellington’s Planning and Zoning Board will be taking its first look at the Winding Trails project tonight.

The plan calls for nine equestrian lots with barns, living space and groom’s quarters. The idea has been controversial among the nearby residents with strong opinions on both sides.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, and there will be time for public input. This is the last committee step before the plan goes before the council.