Paddle with the current — BOTH WAYS — with Club Scrub

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Club Scrub’s Endless Summer River Paddle & Rocking Jupiter Sandbar Party is planned for Saturday, Sept. 16.

The Guided Paddle Adventure is  from Jonathan Dickinson State Park down the NW Fork of the Loxahatchee River to the Club Scrub  Jupiter Sandbar Party (about 5-miles).

Paddle down the Loxahatchee River to our Floating Refreshment Stops, relax then paddle the rest of the way to the Rocking Jupiter Sandbar Party.

They paddle both ways with current.

Launch is about 10 a.m. at JD Park’s River Area Swim Beach.

Organizers ask you arrive by 9:30 a.m.

Live music, food and music are planned.

Click here for to register or for more information.

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Gardens Mall event raises about $15,000 for Loggerhead Center

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(Left to right) Michael Brown, winner of this year’s Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest, Loggerhead mascot Fletch and Loggerhead President and CEO Jack Lighton at Aug. 19 event (Photos contributed)

More than $15,000 was raised Aug. 19 for the Loggerhead Marinelife Center at the The Gardens Mall event attended by about 4,000 people.

Events for children and families included hands-on science activities, including Junior Vet Labs and conservation demonstrations.

The Gardens Mall and its retailers hosted various Shop and Support events to raise money for LMC, located in Juno Beach.

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Adrian Farmer and stuffed sea turtle at The Garden Mall fundraiser

 

Calling artists for 2018 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

Artist Anthony Gargiulo, Stuart touches up a concrete sandhill crane sculpture at The 32nd Annual Artigras Fine Arts Festival held at Abacoa in Jupiter. (Melanie Bell / The Palm Beach Post)

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is accepting artists’ applications online for the 2018 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival scheduled for February 17-19, 2018 in Jupiter.

Artists can email artists@artigras.org, call (561) 748-3942 or visit www.artigras.org for more information.

ArtiGras showcases a juried exhibition of 300 nationwide artists.  Featured are interactive art exhibits, children’s activities, live music, and art demonstrations.

ArtiGras is produced by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce and is presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.

Artists’ applications are being accepted for jury selection in 13 fine art categories including ceramics, digital art, drawing and printmaking, fiber (wearable and non-wearable), glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.

ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival offers the “Emerging Artist” category for local artists.

Artists who have never exhibited in a show and reside in the Palm Beach County area can apply.

Deadline for artists to apply online is Monday, September 11, 2017.

 

Tough day for lionfish Sunday in Juno Beach

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Nancy Pham Ho holds two lionfish during the Second Annual Lionfish Festival at Loggerhead Marinelife Center on Sunday, Aug. 13. (Loggerhead Marinelife Center)

 

About 150 people attended Sunday’s second Lionfish Festival at Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

The LMC event included lionfish cooking lessons and tastings, live music and a beer garden.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

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Learn about lionfish on Sunday at Loggerhead Center in Juno Beach

Lionfish are non-native to Florida (File photo)

The Second Annual Lionfish Festival is planned Sunday, Aug. 13 at Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach.

Lionfish, fluttering fish that gulp up sea life from offshore reefs, were first found in off the Jupiter Inlet and into the Loxahatchee River in 2010.

Researchers call lionfish voracious predators that eat tiny shrimp, one of the food sources for juvenile grouper, snook, mullet and other sealife, as well as the small fish themselves.

The LMC event includes lionfish demonstrations and tastings, live music and a beer garden and more.

 

 

What’s the latest with Harbourside vs. Jupiter lawsuit?

In a word, nothing.

The constitutionality of the town’s regulations of music from the waterfront entertainment center’s amphitheater was the subject of two days of hearings in September before U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth Marra.

Almost a year later, no final ruling has been made in the lawsuit brought by Harbourside Place against the town.

The sound limitations at Harbourside Place are so restrictive that people in the back of the amphitheater area can barely hear the music from the stage, testified a Harbourside sound expert.

“The town controls the time, the volume, the instruments played and what kind of music. These rules shut us down,” testified Ryan Miller, the director of the entertainment center on the northwest corner of Indiantown Road and U.S. 1.

Jupiter contends Harbourside is not complying with town regulations.

Harbourside does not want to operate within the conditions of the development agreement. They think they are above the law,” Jupiter Town Attorney Tom Baird said during the hearing in West Palm Beach.

 

 

Dog surfing coming to Jupiter’s Carlin Park

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Surfing dogs?

That’s part of the action planned at the 3rd Annual Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic on Saturday, Aug. 26th at Carlin Park’s Civic Center & Beach from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Your dog don’t surf? No worries.

Surf Dog lessons are being held July 4th and go through mid-August.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

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Surfing dogs coming soon to Carlin Park in Jupiter

Surfing dogs?

That’s part of the action planned at the 3rd Annual Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic on Saturday, Aug. 26th at Carlin Park’s Civic Center & Beach from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Your dog don’t surf? No worries.

Surf Dog lessons are being held July 4th and go through mid-August.

Lessons are $30 per pooch for 30 minutes. (See above poster.)

This year’s lineup includes dogs on surfboards, blessing of the animals, a kid’s zone, merchandise vendors, live music, bark & brunch on the beach.

There will be a special surf heat for military veterans, K-9 handlers, and first responders to surf with their dogs.

Sponsors and merchandise vendors are being sought.

Interested parties should call 561-277-3701 or visit furryfriendsadoption.org.

Videos of the event from previous years:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRRj25sVJWY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFPl9EVe5Jc&feature=share

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Bacon, Beer and Baseball — Does it get any better?

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Those three B’s are planned Saturday, May 20 at Roger Dean Stadium — and the money raised goes to support local community organizations through the Rotary Club of the Northern Palm Beaches.

The 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. event starts at the plaza outside the stadium in Abacoa. Bacon-infused dishes, craft beer tastings, a kids fun zone and live music are planned.

Sampling of 60 craft beers, including 3 bourbons, and bacon-infused vodka drinks by Opici starting at 5:30 p.m. are scheduled.

The menu includes: bacon mac and cheese, deep fried bacon, 3 pigs burger, bacon croquets, deep fried bacon strips, scallops wrapped in bacon, bacon cheese fries, BLT and bourbon glazed pulled pork sliders with spicy bacon jam and dijon apple slaw.

The Florida State League Palm Beach Cardinals play the Florida Fire Frogs at 5:30 p.m.

The Rotary Club is looking to raise $20,000 to fund projects in the Jupiter/Palm Beach Gardens community such as specialized hospital contributions, grade school recognition and dictionary programs, high school “Interact/Junior Rotary” leadership and service programs, college scholarships for our high school students, and other community based programs involving women and children’s care, and environmental issues.

Tickets for the Kids Fun Zone are $5.00, baseball game tickets are $10 adults, $7 (children 12 and under), $15.00 add on for covered craft beer tasting area (5:30pm-7:30) or KVJ VIP Pig Pen: $50 (includes Craft Beer Tasting, VIP area access, exclusive beer samples, food & more).

Reentry is permitted with a stamp and ticket.

For tickets call (561) 775-1818 or www.rogerdeanstadium.com.

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(Photo/Bruce Bennett)

 

Food/Wine Fest hosted by Friends of Jupiter Beach on Saturday

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Friends of Jupiter Beach volunteers hold monthly beach cleanups to support Dog Beach north of Marcinski Road

Tickets are on sale for the Friends of Jupiter Beach 8th Annual Food and Wine Festival scheduled for May 20 at the Jupiter Riverwalk Plaza Down Under below the Indiantown Road Bridge.

General Admission Ticket prices are $50 in advance (if purchased by 5 p.m. on May 19), $65 at the door and $20 for children 12 and under.

VIP Tickets are $100. Only 100 will be sold.   VIP ticket holders will enjoy reserved parking near the festival, early entrance at 2:30 pm via a designated VIP entrance, specially prepared food and beverages.

All proceeds from the event and raffle will benefit Friends of Jupiter Beach, an organization dedicated to preserving a clean and dog-friendly beach through emphasis on volunteerism and education.

For more information contact Karen Gray at (561) 744-2659 or go  to kgray@friendsofjupiterbeach.org.

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