Ben Carson Reading Rooms open at two South County schools


The Drama Department will present the romantic comedy “Sweet Charity” at 7 p.m. March 1-3, and 2 p.m. March 3-4. General admission tickets are $10; VIP reserved seating is $15. A group rate for 20 or more is available at $9. For more information, call 561-338-1533 or go to


Ben Carson Reading Rooms opened at Banyan Creek Elementary in Delray Beach and Rolling Green Elementary in Boynton Beach. These are the 17th and 18th reading rooms to be established in Palm Beach County, and the first reading rooms to be sponsored by the Sid and Kyra Ferenc Foundation. The Ben Carson Reading Project, founded by U.S. Housing and Urban Development secretary, retired pediatric neurosurgeon and New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy, is an initiative of the Carson Scholars Fund. The purpose of the project is to create a literacy-enriched environment for children to enhance their reading skills.

An exhibition of artwork in the 2018 Regional Scholastic Arts Awards takes place Feb. 24 at the Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach. An award ceremony honoring all winners begins at 1 p.m., followed by the exhibition from 2 to 4 p.m. Gold and Silver Key work — about 438 pieces — will be on display. Students who receive a Gold Key will proceed to national competition for additional awards and opportunities.

The entry deadline for the Essay & Creative Arts Competition sponsored by the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians & Jews has been extended to March 12. The contest is open to all middle and high school students in public, private, parochial and charter schools in the county. Categories include essay writing, music, video and visual arts, with middle and high school divisions. The topic, “The Road Not Taken,” is inspired by the Robert Frost poem. Students can win cash prizes and other gifts. Supervising teachers are eligible to win gift cards for school supplies. Entry forms with guidelines are available at or by calling 561-833-6150.

Compiled by Sy O’Neill. Send school news to Dated items must be sent at least two weeks before the event.

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