Having lived in South Florida for nearly my entire life, I haven’t been on the ice since early childhood. Memories of being outside on the pond trying to skate in the freezing cold pretty much sums it up. So, when I was invited to hit the ice for a skate party I was apprehensive and a little fearful. However, putting the skates on and hitting the ice was just like riding a bike. After a few times around clinging to the wall, I was doing pretty good. I didn’t even fall! Skating was tons of fun! The holiday decorations and Christmas music set the stage for a full blown holiday experience.
I will definitely be heading back with the family before the holiday’s are over. All month long they have special events and are open for holiday fun skating December 21, 2019 to January 6, 2020! If you need skate, no problem. Skate rental is available for $4.00. For those skate challenged, they have walkers for support and they have these adorable little plastic seals for kids to sit on so adults can push around the little ones. There are also rink monitors just in the instance someone falls or gets hurt. A parent or guardian must sign a waiver for children under 18 years of age. And, I must warn you, wear a vest, hat and gloves – it is really cold! After a bout an hour I was frozen and ready for some hot chocolate and a cozy blanket to wrap up in.
To get more information on the public skating schedule and holiday events go to http://www.pbskatezone.com or call (561)963-5900. Palm Beach Skate Zone also offers private parties and skating lessons.
Keep the Christmas spirit going and have good old family fun head by heading out to Harbourside Place in Jupiter this Saturday for the movie Elf on the waterfront at 6:30 pm. Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy directed by John Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. Starring Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf, this movie always spreads Christmas cheer!
Sign up now to volunteer for one or all of these community events to start giving back today. Volunteers of the Palm Beaches is part of Volunteers of Today, Inc, a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to engage locals with volunteer opportunities in ther community. Volunteers of the Palm Beaches was started by Kimberly Maxwell in June 2017. The group has grown since to over 1,000 volunteer members. The group works with local nonprofits to help fill their need for volunteers to make their organizations excel. There are several progams offered from Feeding the Hungry, Disaster Relief to Animal Care. Find a program you are passionate about and jump right in. Follow them on social media or start following their blog to find out more about how they are helping the community. Start giving back with one or all of the events happening this November. Visit their website to find out how you can make a difference in our community http://www.volunteersofthepalmbeaches.com
Axe throwing isn’t just for lumberjack competitions anymore! For us, axe throwing is a game of fun more than it is skill. In our quest for fun, we ventured to Game of Axes in Boynton Beach, Florida. Game of Axes is a fun, laid back axe throwing bar where participants can drink and throw axes at targets for fun or competition.
Axe throwing is a hot, new trend sweeping across the nation. It’s actually not as scary as it looks. Axe throwing bars have spread rapidly over the past few years, with professional leagues forming everywhere. Axe throwing is the new bowling! Actually, in my opinion, axe throwing is more enjoyable than bowling. After a short clinic on proper form, we were cut loose to release our inner lumberjack.
“Hurling a deadly weapon at a target was somewhat liberating; actually exciting.”
Before I knew it , I was making the kill shot and felt like a total bad ass. However, the bad ass feeling quickly subsided when I wasn’t able to make clutch! Clutch is the rare 7 point 5″ circle target that must be called loudly, for all to know you aren’t going for anything but the Clutch. With that being said, the point structure and rules are pretty meticulous. But, when you’re not keeping score none of that matters.
I encourage everyone to head over to their local axe throwing establishment and cut loose. Axe throwing is an experience everyone should try. Who knows, you might decide you love throwing deadly weapons and turn pro!
This year Halloween, the 31st of October, falls on a Thursday. Which is inconvenient for some. It is so inconvenient there is a group petitioning to have HALLOWEEN be changed to the last Saturday of the month. There is a huge debate here no matter which side of the fence you’re on. My only concern is that if it changes, what am I supposed to do with all of my “date” defined decorations? I’ll have to replace decorative pillows, crafts, dinnerware and much more. I wonder if the petitioners have thought about that.
If you are fortunate enough to have a Capital One Cafe in your area, run over, enjoy a coffee and set up an account in minutes. They offer everything a typical bank offers and more!
Upon arriving at the Capital One Cafe in West Palm Beach, Florida I was greeted with a friendly Welcome, sitting down and opening an account over a cappuccino which I received at 50% off because of having a Capital One Card.
The space is truly about “community” offering community work spaces, wifi, a cafe, games, finance seminars and much more! I feel like a member of a Capital One society. A community within a community. The only unfortunate thing is there are not many branches outside of larger size cities. Hopefully, that will change soon. And, if you are visiting in an area that has a Capital One Cafe and need a place to “work”, stop in for a coffee and work on their public wifi. It is not just for people who bank with them.
In South Florida Capital One Cafes are located in West Palm Beach, Rosemary Square and in Delray Beach on Atlantic Avenue. Maybe I will see you there!
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