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The first day of classes for the school year 2024-25 begins on Monday, Aug. 12, 2024. See the Palm Beach County school calendar here. The Dept. of Health-Palm Beach is urging parents not to wait until the last minute to get their child’s required immunizations for the upcoming school year. Immunizations and a school physical …

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There are expositions and vendor fairs for just about everything, but this one is special. This is an inaugural “Access for All Abilities Showcase” that is specifically for people and their loved ones who require a little extra help. Admission is free. What: Access for All Abilities Showcase When: Saturday, Aug. 24, 2024, from 10 …

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Walk into a library and walk out with a digital tablet. Or a robot. Or a Frisbee. Participating libraries in South Florida loan items like electronic devices, robotic devices and bird watching gear. Use your library account number. Obtaining a library account is free for eligible residents.  Broward libraries loan  Digital tablets for ages 18 …

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Organizations in South Florida offer free food distribution for families needing help. Some sites provide drive-through pickups, while others offer doorstep deliveries for eligible participants. Food distributions are in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach. Often the organizations accept volunteers and donations. This list is periodically revised to reflect new distribution sites. It’s wise to phone …

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Yes, it’s that time again; time to get ready for Back to School. Some free school supplies are being offered at numerous events in Palm Beach County for students returning to school for the 2024 fall session. Events sometimes include free physicals, food vouchers, or even free haircuts. Back To School events occasionally include fun …

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It started in June, 2024, and will offer a yearlong pilot program to provide Water Taxi service between Miami Beach and Miami in an effort to help ease traffic congestion between the two cities. Check it out. Westbound from Miami Beach to Miami: The Miami Beach Ferry will operate daily from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 …

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Thanks to the Palm Beach County Food Bank and the Pan-Florida Challenge, free weekend meal kits are being made available for children and teens at select county libraries. Each child is eligible for one free weekend meal kit every Friday while supplies last. Locations: Main Library, 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-233-2600 Jupiter Branch, …

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For artists, DIYers and other shoppers who appreciate a deal, Resource Depot sells excess supplies and an eclectic array of items at discount prices. Resource Depot in West Palm Beach focuses on reusing and repurposing random items donated by businesses and individuals.  Artists, educators and families often pick up assorted items for art projects.  Some …

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Residents of Broward are eligible to nab a voucher for $40 off swimming instruction for kids. The vouchers are for kids to age 8. When ordering a kid’s swimming instruction voucher, Watersmart Broward offers an opportunity for another voucher offering off swimming instruction for parents. Apply on the Watersmart Broward website.  Prices of swim instruction …

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Fix flat tires, adjust brakes and do other simple repairs on your bike at DIY repair stations at 7 parks in Weston. The fixit bike repair stations, which are free to access, include an air pump, select tools and a place to suspend the bike so the wheels spin freely. A QR label leads smart phone …

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