Wellington High School to host college fair

High school juniors are just getting into the college application process and they will have a chance to get their questions answered next week.

Wellington High School is hosting a college fair on Wednesday for current juniors from its campus and students from Palm Beach Central, Royal Palm Beach, and Seminole Ridge High Schools.

The event, which runs from 6 to 8 p.m., will cover information about applications and financial aid. Students also will be able to connect with representatives from several colleges, universities, technical and career schools.

Mock crash warns Wellington teens of drunken, distracted driving dangers

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s Trauma Agency wants to keep high schoolers safe during prom season this year.

The group organized a mock crash scene event at Wellington High School Friday morning to show the teens the dangers of drunken and distracted driving, according to a news release. About 750 juniors and seniors participated in the event.

Nearly 3,000 teen drivers were involved in a crash in the county last year and many involved alcohol or smart phone use while driving, the release said.

“Smart phones, multiple passengers and other distractions are roadblocks to safe driving, especially among teens who often think they’re invincible,” Darcy J. Davis, Chief Executive Officer of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County said in the release.

The school’s prom is Saturday night.

About 750 Juniors and Seniors participated in the “Shattered Dreams” mock car crash Friday (Photo: Robin Kish, Health Care District of Palm Beach County spokeswoman).

Last Green Market highlights weekend at Wellington Amphitheater

Wellington will be hosting a concert, a movie and the last Green Market of the season this week at the Amphitheater.

The concert and Food Truck Invasion will kick off Thursday night. The food trucks will arrive at 5 p.m., and “Whitestone” will take the stage at 6:30. The band is a five-piece vocal and musical group that plays 1950s music.

The village will show “The Secret Life of Pets” — rated PG — Saturday at 8 p.m. The animated film has a run time of 90 minutes.

The morning before the film, Wellington will hold its last Green Market of the season from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Royal Palm Beach Green Market and Bazaar will wrap up its season Sunday at Veterans Park, also from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

International Polo Club offering free seats for U.S. Open final

Anyone who wants to see the final of the most prestigious polo tournament in the country can do so for free today at the International Polo Club.

The U.S. Open Polo Championship was washed out Sunday afternoon and rescheduled for today at 4 p.m. There will be no admission charge. People who purchased green seat tickets will have their seat reserved and there will also be general seating for the public.

Rivals Orchard Hill and Valiente will be facing off in the match.

(Photo credit: Liz Lamont / Phelps Media Group)

Wellington to host Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration

Wellington will host its annual Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m. today.

The Earth and Arbor Day is designed as a free, family event that teaches people about caring for the planet. The village will be handing out free seedlings and Smokey the Bear will attend to teach children about preventing forest fires.

The food trucks also will be back to give people a dinnertime option. The event also will feature a coloring mural, face painting, demonstrations and other giveaways.

The Wellington Village Council will be planting a Green Buttonwood Tree in honor of Arbor Day.

Wellington Rotary Club to post Outrun Cerebral Palsy 5K

More than 500 people are expected to participate in the Wellington Rotary Club’s Outrun Cerebral Palsy Wellington 5K road race Sunday.

All of the proceeds will go to United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida and the local charities of The Rotary Club of Wellington.

The race will start and finish at the Wellington Amphitheater. There will be detours and delays along South Shore Boulevard until about 2 p.m.

Wellington Amphitheater to host concert, movie

Wellington will be hosting its two typical events at the Amphitheater on Thursday and Friday.

The Wellington High School Jazz Band will be taking the stage Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to play a concert for the Food Truck Invasion. Usually the village brings in professional bands for the performance, so the student jazz band will be something new. The Food Truck Invasion will be next to the lawn in the parking lots and it runs from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

The next night, Wellington will host a showing of “Kubo and the Two Strings.” The animated movie is rated PG and has a run time of one hour and 42 minutes.

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

Green Markets to close up for season soon

If you’ve been putting off the idea of going to either (or both of) the Wellington Green Market and the Royal Palm Beach Green Market and Bazaar, now is the time.

Both markets only have two weekends remaining before wrapping up for the summer. They won’t be back until fall.

Wellington’s Green Market is Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wellington Amphitheater and Royal Palm Beach’s Market is Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Commons Park.

Wellington’s Green Market season ends on April 29 and Royal Palm Beach’s ends the following day.

(Brandon Kruse/The Palm Beach Post)

Wellington to host family Easter Egg Hunt in Village Park

Families can get their Easter fun in starting when Wellington hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt in Village Park today at 10 a.m.

Children will be divided into four age groups — ages 2 and under; ages 3 to 4; ages 5 to 7; and ages 8 to 10. Two of the eggs in each group will have a pink bunny ticket inside, which indicates a special prize.

The event is popular so everyone is encouraged to arrive early to avoid traffic congestion.

Wellington Village Park is located off Pierson Road and 120th Avenue South. (Kristen M. Clark / The Palm Beach Post)

Wellington organizes big volunteer cleanup effort

Wellington is gearing up for National Volunteer Week later this month by holding its biggest service project of the year on Saturday morning.

Part of the Great American Clean-up, Wellington residents will be picking up trash along Greenbriar Boulevard and Greenview Shores and in the Folkestone/Yarmouth community.

Anyone who wants to participate in the clean-up efforts should RSVP by contacting Meridith Tuckwood at 561-753-2476 or mtuckwood@wellingtonfl.gov.

(Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)