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Extended Deadline and Added Prize for Wellington Idol Singing Competition

Wellington has extended the deadline for you to enter the 4th Annual Wellington Idol singing competition to Thursday, March 12th. Plus, in addition to the $500 Grand Prize, the winner will receive a newly added certificate for 2 hours of studio recording time with Cradle Rock Productions. Runners-up in the competition will receive one of three $250 prizes.
 
Contestants must be individual singers at least eight years old as of March 1, 2015. They must reside in Wellington or attend a Wellington school, and cannot be professional performers. Previous grand prize winners from Wellington Idol or Wellington Talent Search are ineligible to compete. Contestants will be divided into three age groups: ages 8 to 12; ages 13 to 17; and ages 18 and up. 
 
To register, contestants must submit an application form, proof of age such as a birth certificate or Photo ID, one head shot, and a short performer biography, along with a non-refundable fee of $25 per individual payable to the Village of Wellington. Contestants must also submit a YouTube link of their performance to Joe Piconcelli, Cultural Programs and Facilities Manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Wellington will also accept non-returnable CDs or DVDs of a maximum of four minutes in length in lieu of a YouTube entry. Please be sure to label your disc with your name, age group, title of the piece, and phone number. Registration may be completed at the Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard) between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday. The deadline to register is March 5, 2015. 
 
For the official rules and application form, visit the Wellington Community Center, or download them online at www.wellingtonfl.gov. For questions, contact Joe Piconcelli, Cultural Program and Facilities Manager, at (561) 791-4756 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
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For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

Resident Input Wanted on Pedestrian & Bicycle Pathways

The Village of Wellington is seeking input from residents regarding the use of pedestrian and bicycle pathways. Residents are invited to share feedback during a meeting on Thursday, March 12th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the Greenview Room of the Wellington Community Center. 
 
The meeting will begin with an overview of the current pathways located throughout the Village. Residents will have a chance to comment on how they currently use the pathways, any concerns they may have, what improvements they would like to see, and what parts of the community need greater access and connectivity. 
 
The information gathered from this meeting will be used to help guide the creation of the Village’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Pathway Plan.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

Wellington Community Services Gets Residents Talking in Hawthorne South Side Neighborhood

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Wellington’s Community Services Department will conduct a Walk & Talk in the Hawthorne South Side neighborhood. Neighborhood advocates, code compliance officers, and PBSO deputies will be in the community from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to hear residents’ concerns and discuss neighborhood issues.
 
If you live in the Hawthorne South Side neighborhood or an adjacent neighborhood and would like to receive a visit from our Walk & Talk team please call Community Services at 561-791-4796.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.

Wellington Aquatics Complex Spring Break Hours & Classes

Wellington has expanded the hours at the Aquatics Complex for Spring Break.  During this time the facility will be open to the public for the following days and times:  

Date Hours of Operation
Saturday, March 14th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 15th 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Monday, March 16th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, March 17th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, March 18th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, March 19th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, March 20th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 21st 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 22nd  12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Aquatics Complex is located at 12150 Forest Hill Boulevard and features an Olympic-sized swimming pool, diving boards, water slides, an aquatic spray ground, baby pool, concession stand and locker rooms. 
 
Additionally, Wellington will offer two lifeguard classes at the Aquatics Complex during Spring Break.  Wellington’s Jr. Lifeguard class runs from Monday, March 16th through Thursday, March 19th, from 10 am to 1 pm each day.  Children ages 10-14 are eligible to register. The cost is $60 and the class is limited to 15 participants. 
 
The American Red Cross Lifeguard class for ages 15 and over will also be offered.  Class times are Monday, March 16th through Thursday, March 19th from 9am to 5 pm each day.  The cost is $235 and the class is limited to 15 participants.  
 
For more information about the classes,  contact Wellington Aquatic Complex, at (561) 791-4770.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

Wellington Offering Spring Break Camps

Spring Break is coming up fast. Does the idea of trying to find ways to occupy your child’s time with positive and healthy activities seem like a daunting task? Look no further—Wellington has a solution.
 
The Wellington Parks and Recreation department is offering a number of Spring Break camps and activities to keep your kids happy and active. Athletic camps include an 
All-Day Sports Camp for children ages 6-13, a Basketball Camp for children ages 8-15, a Spring Break Soccer Camp for children ages 8-18, and an ALL NEW Sand Volleyball camp for children ages 10-16. Younger children ages 3-6 can attend TumbleKid camp, where they will participate in gymnastics, sports, music, arts n’ crafts and more. The camps will be held at Village Park (11700 Pierson Road, Wellington, FL. 33414).
 
At the Wellington Aquatics complex, children can learn what it takes to become a Lifeguard. The Junior Lifeguard program, offered during Spring Break, teaches children ages 10-14 the basics of lifeguarding, surveillance, and assisting at the pool. Participants can even earn volunteer hours. Registration is done in-person at the Wellington Aquatics Complex (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington, FL. 33414).
 
For more information about spring programs or to learn how to register, visit the Parks and Recreation program flyers and guides page at www.wellingtonfl.gov or call the Parks & Recreation Department at (561) 791-4005. Follow Wellington Parks and Recreation on Facebook and Twitter for program updates, registration reminders and more.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

Wellington Community Services Gets Residents Talking in Folkestone/Yarmouth Neighborhood

On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Wellington’s Community Services Department will conduct a Walk & Talk in the Folkestone/Yarmouth neighborhood. Neighborhood advocates, code compliance officers, and PBSO deputies will be in the community from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to hear residents’ concerns and discuss neighborhood issues.
 
If you live in the Folkestone/Yarmouth neighborhood or an adjacent neighborhood and would like to receive a visit from our Walk & Talk team please call Community Services at 561-791-4796.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.

Wellington’s Charter Review Task Force Announces 2nd February Meeting

The Charter Review Task Force will meet on Thursday, February 26, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Village Hall, Conference Rooms 1E/1F. Please note new date and time for this second February meeting. The Task Force will continue discussions of the existing Village Charter and recommended changes.  
 
To view the Wellington Village Charter please visit the Charter Review Task Force page (http://wellingtonfl.gov/government/agendas/charter-review-task-force.html).  
 
The public is invited to attend each session or watch live on Channel 18 or via the www.wellingtonfl.gov website.  All previous meetings are located on the Village’s website at http://wellingtonfl.gov/news/video-archives/charter-review-task-force.html.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

The Village vs. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue

Wellington’s Community Services Department hosted a free, 3-on-3 Basketball League January 20th thru 29th.  The champions of the League will now play against a team from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.  The Village of Wellington team will be coached by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The game will take place Tuesday, February 24th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm at the Neil S. Hirsch Boys & Girls Club located at 1080 Wellington Trace.  
 
Admission is free. Come out and show your support to our champions as they take on Palm Beach County Fire Rescue!  If you have any questions, please contact Wellington’s Community Services office at 561-791-4764.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

Fourth Annual Wellington Idol Competition Deadline Approaching

Enter now for your chance to win the $500 Grand Prize, or one of three $250 prizes for the runners-up!
 
Contestants must be individual singers at least eight years old as of March 1, 2015. They must reside in Wellington or attend a Wellington school, and cannot be professional performers. Previous grand prize winners from Wellington Idol or Wellington Talent Search are ineligible to compete. Contestants will be divided into three age groups: ages 8 to 12; ages 13 to 17; and ages 18 and up. 
 
To register, contestants must submit an application form, proof of age such as a birth certificate or Photo ID, one head shot, and a short performer biography, along with a non-refundable fee of $25 per individual payable to the Village of Wellington. Contestants must also submit a YouTube link of their performance to Joe Piconcelli, Cultural Programs and Facilities Manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Wellington will also accept non-returnable CDs or DVDs of a maximum of four minutes in length in lieu of a YouTube entry. Please be sure to label your disc with your name, age group, title of the piece, and phone number. Registration may be completed at the Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard) between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday. The deadline to register is March 5, 2015. 
 
For the official rules and application form, visit the Wellington Community Center, or download them online at www.wellingtonfl.gov. For questions, contact Joe Piconcelli, Cultural Program and Facilities Manager, at (561) 791-4756 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
For additional details, visit 
http://www.wellingtonfl.gov/community/parks-and-recreation/amphitheater/wellington-idol.html
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.

Gang Resistance Education and Training Informational Session

Wellington’s Community Services Department has partnered with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the Neil S. Hirsch Boys & Girls Club to host a Gang Resistance Education and Training Informational Session for the parents of Wellington youths. 
 
The Drug Prevention Informational Session takes place Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Neil S. Hirsch Boys & Girls Club located at 1080 Wellington Trace.
 
If you are interested in attending please contact Wellington’s Community Services office at 561-791-4764.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.

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