Wellington to host triathlon for kids

Combining running, swimming and bicycling, the triathlon is one of the tougher physical activities that adults can do.

But the kids of Wellington will be taking on that challenge.

The Kids Triathlon kicks off Sunday at 7:30 a.m. at the Aquatics Complex when the two oldest groups start their trek. It’ll be scaled down a little bit with the oldest group swimming 200 yards, biking 4 miles and running 1 and 1/4 miles.

There are five age groups. Registration is already closed for the event.

020712 Village of Wellington main entrance on Forest Hill blvd. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Royal Palm Beach to host concert, food trucks

Royal Palm Beach is getting ready to host a concert and Food Truck Invasion tonight at Commons Park. A Fleetwood Mac Tribute band is set to take the stage at 7 p.m. and the food trucks will be at the park starting at 5 p.m.

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe open in Loxahatchee Groves

A new food and smoothie restaurant is hosting a grand opening celebration in the Loxahatchee Groves Commons plaza along Southern Boulevard.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, which has seven other locations in Palm Beach County including one in Wellington, is holding the event today and Saturday.

The chain has more than 545 locations nationwide.

West Palm law firm picks up trash in Wellington to commemorate 90th year

A West Palm Beach law firm picked up trash in Wellington as part of its 90th anniversary community service projects earlier this month.

Representatives from Lesser, Lesser, Landy and Smith teamed up with the Wellington Community Foundation on March 4 to clean Forest Hill Boulevard from Stribling Way west to South Shore Boulevard.

The group also helped the homeless in West Palm Beach and worked on a landscaping project at  Tri-County Animal Rescue in Boca Raton.

Representatives from Lesser, Lesser, Landy and Smith teamed up with the Wellington Community Foundation to pick up trash on Forest Hill Boulevard (Photo provided).

Royal Palm Beach Community Band to perform free show

The Royal Palm Beach Community Band is gearing up for its spring concert, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center.

The free performance will feature the music of Cole Porter, a Star Wars medley, Meredith Willson’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and Leroy Anderson’s “Irish Washerwoman.”

Refreshments will be served at intermission.

Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center

Reggae 4 Cure to benefit Sickle Cell Foundation

The Reggae 4 Cure benefit concert is coming to the Wellington Amphitheater Saturday to benefit the Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County & Treasure Coast.

It will feature live music from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and anyone interested can purchase tickets at www.reggae4cure.com.

The foundation provides care for more than 30,000 people across Palm Beach, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties, according to a news release.

 

Canceled: Wellington Food Truck Invasion washed out

The typical Thursday night activity of Food Trucks and live music at the Wellington Amphitheater won’t be happening tonight.

The Food Truck Invasion and concert event was canceled tonight because of the wet weather. The movie showing of Assassin’s Creed is still on for Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

The Food Trucks are scheduled to be back out next week at 5 p.m.

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Wellington Amphitheater to host concert, movie

A concert and a movie highlight Thursday and Friday night at the Wellington Amphitheater.

A Jimi Hendrix tribute band will take the stage Thursday at 6:30 p.m. playing a concert for the Food Truck Invasion, which starts at 5.

The village will show “Assassin’s Creed,” which is rated PG-13, on Friday night at 7:30.

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

Six county schools combine to raise about $200k in Dance Marathons

Three western community high schools led the way on Dance Marathon fundraising in Palm Beach County.

Wellington High School was thee top school by far, raising $82,444.17 for the Children’s Miracle Network. The school currently has the fifth largest total nationwide. The money will go toward pediatric cancer research, new medical equipment and activities for children enduring long hospital stays.

The Wellington total will go to the Shands Hospital in Gainesville, through the miracle network. They also had a little help from Wellington Landings Middle School students, who chipped in by raising about $3,500.

Coming in second and third for Palm Beach County was Seminole Ridge High School and Palm Beach Central High School who raised $41,043.17 and $38,680.17 respectively.

Overall, six Palm Beach County Schools topped $200,000 with Jupiter High School ($17,330.17), Boca Raton Community High School ($13,626.51) and Suncoast High School ($10,210.17) also participating.

Wellington Idol champions crownded after competition

Wellington Idol concluded earlier this month with four girls winning cash prizes.

Chelsea Hellman was the grand prize winner, taking home $500. The division winners that got $250 were Juna DeFeo, Cassie Ortiz and Emily Shecter.

The annual competition is an American Idol style singing contest that takes place at the Wellington Amphitheater. There was an audition round and the finals.

Grand prize winner Chelsea Hellman