It may be back-to-school time across north Palm Beach County, but that doesn’t mean that summer is history. Here are a few happenings that will keep the summer fun going for kids and adults.
Yoga on the Water
Classic yoga receives a South Florida twist thanks to Paddleboarding Palm Beach. The West Palm Beach-based outfit (200 E. 13th St.) contracts a “certified yoga paddle instructor” to teach small classes—six to 10 people—in the waters off of Peanut Island.
Participants must be at least 14 years old. For those who own boards, the class will run $18; for those renting boards, it's $25. Classes are held, come rain or shine, every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. And every Wednesday and Sunday from 8 to 10 a.m.
The company also offers everything from private stand-up paddleboading classes to eco-tours to full-moon paddleboat rides. For more information call 561/313-6011 or visit paddleboardingpalmbeach.com.
Rockin’ Laser Concert
On the second Saturday of each month, the South Florida Science Museum (4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach) presents a laser light show in the Marvin Dekelboum Planetarium—the only planetarium in the county. Lasers light up the full-dome structure as rock-n-roll favorites set the mood.
Three different musical acts comprise a typical laser-light lineup. This Saturday (Aug. 11), the planetarium is hosting a 6:30 p.m. show featuring music of The Beatles, a 7:30 p.m. show with the music of Michael Jackson, and, at 8:30 p.m., a presentation of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.”
Tickets are sold separately from general admission tickets to the museum. For more information on the laser concerts, call 561/832-1988.
Wine Education Class
Every party needs a wine expert. On Aug. 22, self-described oenophile Bob Burchill will offer a workshop at the Mandel Public Library (411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach) to help wine lovers learn everything there is to know about their drink of choice.
Burchill's 90-minute presentation breaks down the world of wine in a variety of ways—from serving it to purchasing it to understanding its nuances. The class caters to the everyday wine drinker, as well as more serious wine aficionados, with a variety of different discussion topics. This free class runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the third floor of the library, in the Clematis Room. For more information call 561/868-7701.