THINGS TO DO: Paddlefest at Harbourside Place, book fair in Abacoa


Paddlefest:

The third annual Paddle Fest is planned Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Harbourside Place in Jupiter. The event is organized by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County and Blueline Surf & Paddle. The event is free and open to the public. Water-based demonstrations, live music and other events are planned. For information, go to palmbeachpaddlefest.com.

Camping at Jonathan Dickinson State Park:

Pine Grove Campground, with 90 sites, is located near the Ranger Station on the east side of the park. The River Campground, with 54 sites, is about four miles from the park entrance, near the Loxahatchee River. Both campgrounds have tiled restrooms with hot showers. All sites include water, electricity, table and grill. Well-behaved pets are welcome in both campgrounds.

The park offers a guided canoe/kayak tour every Friday at 9:45 a.m. (weather permitting); family education programs every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and ranger led programs on Saturday evenings. Rental canoes, kayaks, motorboats, and tour boat are available from the park concession.

For reservations: call (800) 326-3521 or go to floridastateparks.org.

Book Fair at Abacoa:

The Abacoa Book Fair is planned on Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Main Street Fountain at Abacoa Center in Jupiter. The event is free and open to the public. Local authors are scheduled to attend.



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