Here’s a sale for book worms to dig into until Sunday

North Palm Beach's Friends of the Library book sale continues through Sunday. Photo courtesy of North Palm Beach
North Palm Beach’s Friends of the Library book sale continues through Sunday. Photo courtesy of North Palm Beach

Avid readers know even if your bookshelf is bursting at the seams, there’s always room for a few more works in the collection.

Then there’s the thrill of the hunt for the next great page-turner. It may be waiting for you at the Friends of the Library book sale in North Palm Beach. The sale started Wednesday, but you haven’t missed your chance to stock up.

The sale at the library, 303 Anchorage Dr., continues through Sunday, Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. All materials are 10 cents Sunday. The money from the sale benefits library programs and projects.

Sale hours are:

Friday, Jan. 29 – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 30 – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 31 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Shake off damp days with hot cars and chili

North Palm Beach's Hot Cars and Chili is Sunday.

Tired of the soggy, dreary weather?

Some hot chili can brighten up the day. It tastes even better when you can gaze upon the majesty of about 200 gorgeous cars in a park on a Sunday afternoon.

The North Palm Beach Recreation Department is hosting an open car show and chili cook-off this Sunday, Jan. 31 at Anchorage Park, 603 Anchorage Dr. It’s free to get in, but a $5 per person fee to sample 12 kinds of chili benefits the village’s youth sports program.

Festivities start at noon and run until 4 p.m. The chili sampling lasts until it’s gone – generally about two hours, according to the village. Other food and drinks will be available, along with music and raffles.

To get more details, call 561-841-3386.

Pro golfer Dustin Johnson sells Palm Beach County house

Dustin Johnson looks across the course in the final round of the Northern Trust Open at the Riviera Country Club on February 16, 2014 in Pacific Palisades, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Dustin Johnson looks across the course in the final round of the Northern Trust Open at the Riviera Country Club on February 16, 2014 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Pro golfer Dustin Johnson can appreciate the hot housing market.

He sold one of two homes he owns in northern Palm Beach County in late December for $3.8 million, according to county property records. He bought the four-bedroom house in suburban North Palm Beach for $3.4 million in November 2014, according to county records.

The house built along the Intracoastal Waterway in 2013 has a boat dock, patio and in-ground pool, according to Palm Beach County Property Appraiser records. It also has a 1,000-bottle wine cellar and separate garages that can house four cars, according to the L.A. Times, which first reported the sale Jan. 1.

Johnson purchased another house in suburban Palm Beach Gardens for $4.95 million in September. That 5-bedroom home, built in 2009, is also along the Intracoastal and has a dock, pool, wine room and walkway to an islet.

Dancing with the Stars pro leading dance fitness class in Palm Beach Gardens

Dancing with the Stars professional Louis Van Amstel poses for a photo with partner Sabrina Bryan. van Amstel will teach a LaBlast Master Class in Palm Beach Gardens. Courtesy photo
Dancing with the Stars professional Louis Van Amstel poses for a photo with partner Sabrina Bryan. van Amstel will teach a LaBlast Master Class in Palm Beach Gardens. Courtesy photo

If you’ve already broken your New Year’s Resolution to get in shape, this may be the answer.

“Dancing with the Stars” professional dancer Louis van Amstel will teach a LaBlast Master Class from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 at the Burns Road Recreation Center in Palm Beach Gardens.

The dance fitness program is described as “a workout in disguise” that teaches true dance skills.

van Amstel developed it after the show’s second season, according to the LaBlast website. His partner and “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'” Lisa Rinna told him she wanted to keep dancing, so he developed a partner-free dance program. It quickly grew in popularity.

Fees for the LaBlast Master Class are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, but space is limited. You can register online at www.pbgrec.com or at the Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Rd. For more information, call 561-630-1100.

 

Celebrity guest Barbara Nicklaus to read Dr. Seuss at The Gardens Mall

Rosarian Academy's Markus Meincke gets his ear pulled by The Cat in the Hat while his classmates watch. The school's¤kindergarten pupils recently celebrated what would have been the 107th¤birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. Lower School Director Linda Linsin read one of his most popular books, Green Eggs and Ham,¤to the students in the media center. During the reading, the mischievous Cat in the Hat, wearing his signature red- and white-striped hat, made a surprise visit. Following the story, students dined on the infamous, green culinary delight. Dr. Seuss, whose real name was¤Theodor Seuss Geisel, died in 1991.¤
Rosarian Academy’s kindergarten pupils celebrated what would have been the 107th birthday of beloved author Dr. Seuss in 2011.¤

Oh, the places you’ll go (with a good book)!

Barbara Nicklaus will read a special Dr. Seuss book 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in Grand Court at The Gardens Mall. The story time coincides with a display of Dr. Seuss art at the mall through February 14.

Nicklaus co-founded the Nicklaus Children’s Healthcare Foundation with husband and golf legend Jack Nicklaus. Sales from their new cookbook, “Well Done! Life, Love & Food,” benefit the foundation.