Who will be crowned Miss Oktoberfest this weekend?

LAKE WORTH — A new woman will be crowned Miss Oktoberfest on Saturday.

The American German Club of the Palm Beaches will host the event that will run from 5 to 11 p.m. at the club’s main office, 5111 Lantana Road, west of Lake Worth.

Eight women will be competing for the title.

For more information or tickets, call 561-967-6464, ext 2.



Kevin Hart coming to Lake Worth…sort of

LAKE WORTH — Looking for a free movie to watch Friday night?

The city has one.

“The Secret Life of Pets” is scheduled to air at dusk at the Cultural Plaza, 414 Lake Avenue, during Screen on the Green.

The event is free.

Music, eggs and a bunny in Lake Worth for Easter

LAKE WORTH —  The city is scheduled to host its Ninth Annual Easter Egg Hunt Staurday at Bryant Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be music, crafts and vendors. Cost is $5 for three hunts and $2 for a single hunt. 
The categories and times for the hunt are as follows: 3 to 5 years — 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon; 6 to 8 years — 10:20 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 12:20 p.m.; 9 to 11 years — 10:40 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 12:40 p.m.

For information, call 561-533-7363. 

Wanna help a kitty or doggie in need in Lake Worth?

LAKE WORTH — You’ve heard of “Woodstock,” right?

Now, meet “Woofstock,” a family, pet friendly event scheduled for Saturday at Bryant Park from 5 to 10 p.m.

Hosted by the nonprofit Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue League, the event benefits animals in need. The league is asking for a $10 donation, a fee that could go a long way to helping an abused kitty or doggie.

And who’s not up for that?

There will be live bands, food trucks and vendors.


Looking for a spring break event in Lake Worth?

LAKE WORTH — Looking for a spring break event for the family this week?

The city has one.

It’s hosting a “Spring Break Beach Concert” Saturday at Lake Worth Beach Casino and Beach Complex. The concert is free and starts at noon and is for all ages. Featured performers include Guavatron; Bron Burbank Band; The Holidazed Spidercherry and Chemradery.

Why Lake Worth’s St. Paddy’s Day parade is so special for this lady

Spectators at Lake Worth’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade cheer as the parade makes its way along Lake Avenue. (Palm Beach Post file photo)

LAKE WORTH — For Denise Roeser, St. Patrick’s Day is more than shamrocks and revelers warbling the beloved Irish ballad “Danny Boy.”

Roeser’s daugther was born with hypertonia cerebral palsy, the most common form of the genetic disorder that results in muscle stiffness and spastic movements.

It’s the reason why Roeser started Wheels For Kids 14 years ago, a non profit that donates customized wheelchairs for children and adults in Palm Beach County. The wheelchairs range from $6,000 to $32,000.

The past eight years, Wheels For Kids has been the benefitting charity for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Lake Worth.

“The parade brings awareness to the charity and the children who need these customized wheelchairs,” Roeser said.

That tradition continue today when the parade, hosted by the Lake Worth Shamrock Club, kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Lake Avenue.

Greg Smith, Rhum Shack owner, is the parade’s grand marshal.

South Florida political activist to be celebrated in Lake Worth

Late political activist Matilda “Bobbi” Graff

LAKE  WORTH– The life and work of South Florida political activist Matilda  “Bobbi” Graff will be celebrated Sunday at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery.

With roots in both South Florida and Michigan, Graff, who died last year at 93, dedicated her life to peace and living in a just world.

Graff and her husband, Emanuel, were leaders in the struggle for civil rights and liberties in Miami from 1948 to 1954 where they confronted Jim Crow, the police and the KKK.

The Graff family was forced to leave Florida in the face of political persecution in the 1950s. But Graff returned in the 1980s to create the Citizens for Social Responsibility, a social reform group based in Delray Beach.

Sunday’s event is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. The gallery is on 15 S J Street.

For information, call 954-531-1928.

Holiday event: Lake Worth to light holiday tree on Friday

lake-worth-holiday-treeLAKE WORTH — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the L-Dub.

Related: Best Christmas lights in Palm Beach County

On Friday the city is scheduled to host its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Cultural Plaza, 414 Lake Avenue. There will be caroling, performances by Downtown Dance, photos with Santa, face painting, food and more.

For vendor opportunities, contact the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency at 561-493-2550.


Jet ski races at Lake Worth Beach this weekend

Lake Worth Beach

LAKE WORTH — The Grand Prix of the Sea Jet Ski Race is scheduled to be held Saturday and Sunday at Lake Worth Beach.

The race will feature both international and amateur races and will air on Fox Sports Sun and Comcast Sportsnet.

The north side of the beach will be closed to the public. Access to the beach will be south of the Lake Worth Pier. Fishing will be prohibited starting today and will resume on Monday.

The races start at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.


Lake Worth celebrating Veterans Day with a downtown parade

lake-worth-vets-dayLAKE WORTH — The city will celebrate Veterans Day tomorrow with a parade at 11 a.m. in downtown Lake Worth. There will be a Ceremony of Honor immediately after the parade at the Cultural Plaza.