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It’s Not to Late to Donate

This year, more than ever, students are in need of school supplies. We all know why! Let’s face it, as a kid, going back to school is a big deal and in a Childs mind their clothes and school supplies are weighing heavy on the mind. Especially for the older kids.

You can help us support The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County by participating in their Red Apple Supplies Drive. You can drop your donations off at the Greater Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at 401 N. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. On Thursday, August 12th the Women in Business Committee will be meeting to assemble the supplies into backpacks from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.

Any amount of donation is greatly appreciated. Just for $10 you can shop at Wal-Mart and get 6 bottles of glue, 6 packs of crayons, 6 packs of note cards and 6 composition books. If you cannot spare $10 then for $5 get those items in quantities of 3.

To give you an idea of how badly school supplies are needed, a fellow blogger This Florida Mom who is also a teacher, only typically receives half of what is needed. Therefore, she has to go and purchase the additional supplies herself. She just recently purchased 60 notebooks. She needs 160 but the kids just don’t show up with what they need.

If we all pitch in, we can get the teachers what they need and make all of the kids HAPPY to have a new set of crayons or even better a backpack. If you are able, send in extra supplies with your children to give to the teacher – one pack of paper – anything will help.

black and blue pens beside red covered notebook
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The Wave Silent Disco – West Palm

Have you heard of a Silent Disco? A traditional gathering where attendees wear headphones to listen to different channels of music and socialize. The theory is to hold a party but maintain a low noise level. People dance, hang-out and talk while wearing headphones. The Wave Silent Disco – West Palm is a version of a traditional silent disco but better! It is a guided dance journey for all ages.

The Wave Silent Disco – West Palm combines music and movement for a mindful experience like no other. The Wave Silent Disco is about movement; not yoga or a “class” but, more of a personal experience. During the event the group is facilitated by a leader who guides you through a series of stretching and movement which is coordinated to music streamed into your headphones. You can do as little or as much as you choose. The experience is designed to foster connection and wellness, reduce stress, reflect and reconnect with nature, your body and community.

The events are usually held on the beach, however; as the events continue to grow, they are held in various parks and locations throughout South Florida. The WAVE also offers full-service productions with a DJ, headset set up with optional add-ons. A WAVE staff member will remain on site to ensure the event runs smoothly. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the FUN.

The WAVE also donates a portion of the proceeds from every event to ALMA, a non-profit organization devoted to addressing loneliness and enhancing quality of life for seniors through movement and music programming. The Wave Silent Disco was founded by Julia Grace Vishnwpolsky, MA, LPCC, R-DMT a licensed psychotherapist, registered Dance Movement Therapist, and founder of The Wave Movement.

Follow The Wave Silent Disco – West Palm on Instagram and Facebook @thewavesilentdisco.westpalm, tickets available on eventbrite.

by Dawn Brown

This is an unsponsored post. No exchange or compensation has been made to Fun In the 561

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Supercar Week 2021 on the Waterfront

The downtown waterfront in West Palm Beach served as the home to Supercar Week 2021. Typically the event is a week-long but we all know what happened in 2020; this year they split it into two weekends. One in January and the other this past weekend in April. The weather was beautiful and the exotic cars breathtaking. This show is a far cry from the Detroit Auto Show which I used to frequent as a child. Supercar Week did not fall short of anything; another amazing event held on the waterfront in West Palm Beah. Check out some favorites from the past weekend.

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Start Giving Back this November

Sign up now to volunteer for one or all of these community events to start giving back today. Volunteer opportunities this NovemberVolunteers 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

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Fun times at the Game of Axes

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!

For more information on Game of Axes in Boynton Beach, Florida check out on the http://www.gameofaxes.com

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Halloween is When?

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.