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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.