Top 6 picks for Friday the 13th weekend in West Palm Beach:
1. Stacey Konwiser Memorial Save the Tiger 5K
Sat, May 14
Run or walk to save the Malayan Tiger.
With an estimated 300 Malayan Tigers in the wold, they are the most endandgered of the 5 remaining species of tigers. The Palm Beach Zoo works closely with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), supporting species, habitat research and protection at Endau-Rompkin National Park in Malaysia. A portion of each race registration fee helps fund the involvement with WCS.
On Saturday, May 14th you’ll run or walk through the gorgeous paths of Dreher Park and finish the race inside the Palm Beach Zoo, passing the Tiger River Habitat where 2 of the 4 Malayan Tigers reside. You can also look forward to spotting wallabies, fennec foxes, new guinea singing dogs and siamang gibbons on your way to the finish line at Fountain Plaza.
Registration Fee includes admission to the Zoo for the day and discount coupons for friends and family to join you in exploring the Palm Beach Zoo later in the day.
A wonderful experience for the entire family, register at: http://www.palmbeachzoo.org/save-the-tiger-5k-2016
2. Lake Worth Sidewalk Sale
Sat, May 14
10am – 4pm
Every second Saturday of the month, Lake Worth merchants will be selling their wares alongside artists and community neighbors. Look for treasures, bargains and specials as well as tasty tidbits to nosh on. Musicians and street artists will be showcasing their talents. Also, Non-profits will be sharing schedules of events taking place throughout the coming season.
Residents and Artists of Lake Worth, who wish to participate, may bring up to three card tables filled with their treasures. The price per table is $10 for Lake Worth Residents and $15 for non-residents. Table reservations and payments may be made at Studio 205, 600 Lake Avenue, 561-533-5272.
3. Guided Paddling Tour at Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Fri, May 13
9:45am to 12:00pm EDT
Explore the natural wonders of the Loxahatchee River. Rent a canoe or kayak at the park’s River Store or bring your own and join us for a fun and leisurely paddle. Registration is required.
Park entry fees apply.
Canoe rental $17 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $5.
Single Kayak $15 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $6.
Double Kayak $20 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $6.
Kimbell Education Center (561) 745-5551
Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park 16450 S.E. Federal Highway Hobe Sound, FL 33455
4. Beginner’s Tai Chi at Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
Fri, May 13th
Come to the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach for an introduction to tai chi. Learn the benefits of tai chi and how it can relax, energize & balance you! Beginning tai chi lessons will be held every Friday morning at 11:00AM in the library’s Auditorium. Optional donations accepted by instructor at time of class. For more information, contact the library at 561-868-7701.
411 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
5. Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk Series at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Fri, May 13
On select Friday evenings (from 5:30-8:30pm) throughout the summer, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens invite you to experience and explore Japanese gardens, cold drink in hand. Sip craft sake selections – some sweet, sparkling, creamy, or even in a can – that you might not find anywhere else in South Florida.
Visitors are also invited to indulge in Pan-Asian cuisine from Morikami’s Cornell Café (not included in admission price,) shop in the Museum Store and enjoy roaring taiko drum performances by Fushu Daiko at 6:30PM, 7:15PM and 8:00PM (additional $2, limited tickets available.)
4000 Morikami Park Rd.
Delray Beach, FL 33446
Sushi & Stroll
6. Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest
Fri, May 13
Craft the perfect night out in Delray Beach! Old School Square celebrates art and culture in many forms… including the art of a well-crafted beer! DELRAY BEACH CRAFT BEERFEST will mark its fifth year as a signature fundraiser supporting community programs and outdoor concerts. VIP EARLY ACCESS: 6:30 p.m. Ticket holders will have exclusive tasting of all beers and wines from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ticket includes a commemorative tasting mug, and featured tap releases – ONLY 500 VIP TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE. GENERAL ADMISSION: 7:30 p.m. ADVANCE TICKETS: $50 VIP / $35 GEN; 21 and over WHAT TO EXPECT: +BEER TASTING!
Unlimited sampling of more than 100 craft brews, international beers and ciders from national, local and home brewers. +DJ and LIVE MUSIC – A mix of music will be the backdrop for sampling. Then at 9 p.m. the headlining band will hit the Pavilion the stage and turn things up a notch! +WINE TASTING courtesy of popular vintners with several varietals each +PUB BITES for purchase +PHOTO BOOTH for animated fun shots to share on social media +LIVE ART – Plans are in the works! +GAME AREA – Try your luck! +CASH BAR – Mixed drinks, shots, Red Bull and water (no beer for sale) Click here to purchase tickets. oldschoolsquare.org/events/delray-beach-craft-beer-fest/