Magic shows to be held at Hoffman’s Chocolates this weekend

GREENACRES — Hoffman’s Chocolates will feature magic shows and face painting on Saturday at its 5190 Lake Worth Road store.

Master Magician Gary will perform two 45-minute shows at 1 and 3 p.m.

Guests can also have their faces painted with creative designs and glitter.

The chocolate store will feature the same show at its Palm Beach Gardens store on Sunday at the same time. That store is on 10957 North Military Highway.

The event is free.

 

Wellington seeking sign-ups for huge volunteer project

Wellington is seeking early sign-ups for its International Coastal Cleanup, one of its biggest volunteer projects of the year, which is  scheduled for April 15.

Volunteers will pick up trash along Greenbriar Boulevard and Greenview Shores Boulevard, and also the Folkestone/Yarmouth community. To sign-up, people can visit the Wellington village website at wellingtonfl.gov and fill out an application form.

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

 

Wellington notification system provides information in emergencies

It’s hurricane season again, and the village is asking its residents to sign up for an emergency notification system.

CodeRed is a system that will give residents instant updates with the latest information to their phones. You can sign up to get the Wellington notifications here. It’s also available as a smartphone app.

You should also check out the Palm Beach Post’s weather blog for all the latest information.

The CodeRED app can provide update in emergency situations.
The CodeRED app can provide update in emergency situations.

Student artwork to be auctioned as part of Young Art Masters program

Students participating in the Young Art Masters Auction were honored last week, and there is still time to see their work.

People can check out the artwork at Nu Vista Living in Wellington and bid on it online though the end of the month.

The program, underwritten by the Jacobs Family Foundation, give the students supplies for paintings, digital art, photography and ceramics.

The auction raises money for the schools. Participating schools include Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach Central and John I. Leonard high schools.

John I. Leonard art teacher Christopher Burke with a piece titled Blue Horse created by one his students (Photo courtesy: Tina Valant)
John I. Leonard art teacher Christopher Burke with a piece titled Blue Horse created by one his students (Photo courtesy: Tina Valant)

Earth-friendly event scheduled at Wellington Amphitheater

Locals are heading to the Wellington Amphitheater Sunday night for an earth-friendly event.

The Earth Day/Arbor Day event will feature music, demonstrations and natural products. It’s scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Village will also honor its volunteers at the free event.

For more information, check out the Wellington website.

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

Sheriff’s Office to hold outreach event at Wellington McDonalds

Wellington residents will have a chance to meet the people who keep them safe Friday morning when the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office holds a coffee event at McDonalds.

The informal chat between deputies and locals will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the 1470 Greenview Shores Blvd. location of the fast food restaurant.

McDonalds will give out free small coffees to people who show up for the event.

Here’s a PBSO video about the coffee with a deputy event:

Coffee with deputy