News Briefs Around Wilton Manors: Nov. 3, 2016

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Walk for Peace

The 13th Annual Walk for Peace will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 a.m. at Wilton Manors Elementary School. The cost is $10 for adults and children 18 and under are $8. The 3K Walk for Peace, which winds its way through the streets of Wilton Manors, is held to encourage students, families and members of the community to promote tolerance and self-confidence. Individuals who join the walk are encouraged to wear a shirt promoting their country of origin. Children who attend must be supervised by an adult. For a $100 donation, the Wilton Manors PTA will create specifically-designed shirts. Visit WiltonManors.com for more information.

 

Taste of the Island

The 11th Annual Taste of the Island will be held Monday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve in Wilton Manors. More than 20 local restaurants will provide samples of their menus to attendees. Beverages will also be provided. All proceeds will benefit the Wilton Manors Historical Society, the Kiwanis Club of Wilton Manors, the City of Wilton Manors Leisure Services Department, and the Wilton Manors Development Alliance. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at tasteoftheisland.org or at City Hall until Nov. 7. Participants include Angelo Elia The Bakery Bar/Angelo Elia Pizza Bar, Another Perfect Party, Aruba Beach Café, Bake Shop, Bar B Q Jack's, Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale, Chef Ray, Delacaseas, Edible Arrangements, Fitlife Foods, Funky Buddha Brewery, Gym Sports Bar, Humpy's Pizza, Kelly's Landing, KRAVE Jerky, New York Grilled Cheese, Rumors Bar and Grill, Spanx The Hog BBQ, Tee Jay Thai Shushi, Trader Joes, Tropics Restaurant and Bar, Warsaw Coffee Company, Whole Foods and Wilton Discount Liquor.

 

Police survey

The Community Affairs Advisory Board will discuss its police survey at its next meeting – tonight, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. at Hagen Park. The survey, which has not been released to the public yet, is designed to gauge public perception of the city’s police department. Members of the public are invited to attend and give their input.

 

New art gallery on Wilton Drive

da Fonseca Contemporânea, the newest art gallery on Wilton Drive, will hold its opening reception on Friday. Nov. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the newly remodeled Zig Zag Building, 2201 Wilton Drive. “For its premier show, da Fonseca Contemporânea presents the works of its owner, Aster da Fonseca. Aster began working in 2012 on the Silver Series, presented in this show, which represents his interest in body forms and movement. In 2014, he began including geometric shapes, inspired by many of his contemporaries, eventually abandoning his curvy, sensual works and evolving in 2015 to more geometric work. The paintings presented in this show represent the evolution of Aster’s works and his move to Florida in 2016, hence the show’s title ‘From One State to Another.’” For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 202-494-1111.

 

Hawai’i Festival

Hula performances, live island music, Polynesian vendors, Hawaiian food and games will be part of the Hawai’i Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Mickel Park in Wilton Manors. Admission is free. Call 305-771-HULA or visit HulaFlorida.com.


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