Top 10 Don’t Miss Events

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  1. Head to Boca’s Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park to see Chicken Little: An Appalachian Musical Jamboree on Aug. 6. The show is presented by Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth. Chicken Little may be small, but she has a big imagination. Come along on her journey to warn everyone that “The Sky Is Falling!” This original musical is filled with toe-tapping mountain music, live instruments, and lively comic characters. Shows at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Rated G. Child’s ticket includes one free carousel ride token and cookies & juice served in the lobby after Tickets for all of these performances are $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 & under. Tickets can be purchased at the Willow Theatre Box Office at Sugar Sand Park Community Center, by calling 561-347-3948, or online at: www.willowtheatre.org.
  2.  Shop and stroll at Delray’s Arts Warehouse at the indoor Makers Market from Aug. 3-4. The two-day event will feature a ticketed event Friday, Aug. 3 and a public event on Saturday. Check out deep in the heart of the dry Southwest, 30 artists from Tucson, Albuquerque and El Paso surface in the “Desert Triangle Print Carpeta” exhibition. Inside the White Box is the first indoor Makers Market. Friday Night’s Maker Market is a $10 ticketed event with music, light bites, refreshments and first dibs on shopping from 6 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, the Market is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  3.  National Night Out returns to downtown Delray from 6 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 7 at Old School Square. The Delray Police Department invites  you to lock your doors, turn on your outdoor lights and show support for the community by spending time with law enforcement and neighbors.
  4.  The 3rd annual Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week returns from Aug 1-7. Produced by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority in partnership with the Downtown Delray Beach restaurants, cafés and juice bars, make sure to grab lunch or dinner out while you are downtown. Participating restaurants offer specials and even cooking classes. Visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com/RestaurantWeek for a list of offers and to view participating restaurants.
  5.  The second annual Downtown Delray Beach Summer Sidewalk Sale will be held August 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Explore the fashion boutiques, art galleries and specialty shops downtown. There will be savings inside and out, and you can enter to win a Summer Fun Delray Beach prize package. For more information, go to www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/SidewalkSale.
  6.  Celebrate Gumbo Limbo sea turtle ambassador Luna’s birthday on Aug. 11. From 10 a.m. to noon there will be a “shell-ebration” for Luna’s birthday. The winner of Luna’s story contest will be announced. Meet in the butterfly garden of the nature center, 1801 N. Ocean Blvd.
  7.  The Albert E. & Birdie W. Einstein Fund will be presenting Boca Ballet Theatre’s production of Coppélia. Coppélia, a family favorite, is a farcical comedy about a boy, a girl, another girl who’s not really a girl but a doll, and an eccentric doll-maker who attempts to bring his beautiful doll Coppélia to life. This fun ballet launched Boca Ballet Theatre in 1991 and is choreographed by Dan Guin with music by Leo Delibes and will feature Nicole Muratov with Ballet De Bordeaux in France, and Jared Matthews principal with Houston Ballet, who perform with the talented dancers of Boca Ballet Theatre’s summer intensive program. Catch the show on Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. or Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. at The Countess de Hoernle Theatre, Spanish River High School. Tickets cost $40 for adults and $30 for children and seniors. Call 561-995-0709 or visit www.bocaballet.org for more information.
  8.  The Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce will host Wine & All That Jazz on Aug. 25 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Indulge in over 100 varieties of wine, cocktails and dinner by the bite from several of Boca’s top restaurants. Enjoy live music, entertainment and dancing.
  9.  The 7th Annual Pirates and Princesses Party returns to Patch Reef Park from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 24. All pirates, swashbucklers, princesses and parents are invited to the fun family event. Walk the plank, dig for treasure and enjoy more activities at the community center at Patch Reef Park. The event costs $5 per child and is geared for children ages 2-5.
  10.  Sugar Sand Park is hosting its 7th annual Back to School Splash on Aug. 8. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, families can enjoy water slides, a field of bubbles, make & takes, giveaways, prizes drawings, music, and more at this free outdoor event. Kids ages 5-12 can enjoy four big water slides, a water spraying inflatable elephant, concessions and enter to win prizes. The event is weather permitting. Guests should remember sunscreen, bug spray, bottled water, towels, hats, and a change of dry clothes if planning to visit the indoor Children’s Science Explorium or spend time inside the Community Center.