Weekend Best Bets: WellFest and Unique Florida Experiences

WellFest Founder Bob Lipp and Sandra Tribioli want to position Delray as a wellness destination.

WellFest Founder Bob Lipp and Sandra Tribioli want to position Delray as a wellness destination.

WellFest Tops Our List


Bob Lipp and the WellFest team believe that Delray Beach can become internationally renowned for health and wellness.
Who are we to disagree? Plus, in the interest of full disclosure I own a small piece of the festival, but the reason we find Lipp’s vision so compelling is that he is tapping into a serious trend that Delray Beach is well positioned to capture: the desire of people to live, full, healthy and productive lives.
WellFest will be at Delray Center for the Performing Arts all weekend with top notch speakers at the nearby Hyatt Place.
Do yourself a favor and visit the expo where you will be able to sample great good and talk to top notch practitioners.

Visit www.wellfestusa.com for tickets and information

Safari in the Glades

Feeling adventurous?
Have we got an idea for you.
How about a “Sunset Safari” at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 10216 Lee Road, in Boynton Beach.
Inteprid souls can take a VIP tour of the refuge, which includes an airboat ride, guided canoe trip, nature walk, a reception, dinner, music and live music all to benefit the Marshall Foundation for the Everglades.
The cost is $1,000, but the experience is completely unique and one of a kind. The Safari takes place from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, March 8.
For more information call 233-9004 or visit www.artmarshall.org

Delray Home Tour Offered

We know next Thursday is not technically this weekend, but it’s our blog and we like the cause so we are urging you to get tickets for a Delray Home Tour of the terrific Palm Trail neighborhood, March 13 to benefit the Achievement Centers for Children and Families.
The time of the tour is 10 a.m. 4 p.m. and the cost is $100.
Palm Trail is one of Delray’s premier neighborhoods and features a wide variety of design and architectural styles.¬† For information call 266-0003 ext. 16 or visit www.delrayhometour.com.

Cousin Brucie in Boca

Remember Cousin Brucie?
The legendary DJ will be in Boca March 7 for “Pop, Rock and Doo Wop Live” a tribute to the legends of 50s and 60s rock and roll.
Featuring Shirley Alston Reeves of The Shirelles, The Vogues, The Legendary Teenagers, Jimmy Clanton and The Reflections, tickets range from $39-$75.
The event will be held at Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium at the University Center at FAU.
Call 800-564-9539 or visit www.fauevents.com for more information.

A True Florida Experience

How about something completely different for kids of almost all ages (10 and up).
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca is offering a “Seining the Lagoon” program, March 8.
Explore the grasses and flats of the Intracoastal Waterway. Hand held dip nets and large seine nets allow participants to catch and release a variety of fish, shrimp, crabs and other marine life.
Cost is $5 for members, $8 for non-members. Call 544–8615 for times and reservations.

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