Five Fun things to do this weekend; July 5th-7th

Safari Nights-The Palm Beach Zoo (1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach) will be alive this Friday night! This Friday's theme will be the "Everglades." Families can enjoy the ever-popular disc jockeying and face painting talents of Glass Productions' Purple People Painters and Noisy Neighbors DJs in the Fountain Plaza. The weekly event will also include up-close roving animal encounters and special performances of the Wings Over Water bird show and Wild Things stage show, children's games and take-home crafts in the Florida Pioneer House, dinner specials in the Tropics Cafe, complimentary rides on the Wildlife Carousel, offerings of the Paws for a Cause Animal Art Expo, photo opportunities with the Zoo's costume mascots - Kiwi the Koala, Timmy the Tiger, and Speedy the Sea Turtle. Live music for the grown-ups will occasionally be offered on the Tropics Cafe Deck overlooking beautiful Baker Lake.   $15.95 for adults, $9.95 for kids; Friday 5:30 p.m.

First Friday- Friday Fest (Downtown Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce) is the longest running Main Street event in the city. Friday's festivities include live entertainment, food, drinks, arts and crafts and children's activities. The monthly celebration is held every first Friday of the month; but this Friday's celebration is even more special. There will be fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July at 9:00 p.m.. Organizers predict over 5,000 people will be in attendance. Free;  5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

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Palm Beach Chamber Music Fest- The Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival (Helen K. Persson Recital Hall in Vera Lea Rinker Hall, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach) opens its summer season on Friday. This is the festival's eighth year at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Each Friday at 7 p.m. during the festival's four-week run, PBA will host chamber music lovers from around the state. The festival's co-founders are Karen Dixon, Michael Ellert and Michael Forte. All three have served as adjunct faculty members in the School of Music and Fine Arts. Tickets and Times vary, visit   for more information.

Dogs Surfing- Dogs surfing? That's exactly what will be happening this weekend in Jupiter. The inaugural dog surfing competition(Walkway #51 Jupiter Dog Beach, south of the reef club with Ocean Magic of Jupiter & The Big Dog Ranch, Jupiter), takes place this weekend. Organizers say this event will be awesome event which will feature vendors, prizes, dogs and so much more. Pizza $2 a slice all benefiting the ranch. There will also be a canine costume contest, raffles and surfing dogs who will be judged by our wonderful panel of judges. Bring you dogs and register them to surf. Bring your family friends and neighbors for fun in the sun with the dogs.  Saturday, free; 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

8  Track-Pull out your bell bottoms, halter tops, and platform shoes and get ready take a trip back to the 1970s as the Plaza Theatre(262 S. Ocean Blvd, Manalapan) presents 8-Track – The Sounds of the 70s. With its propulsive rhythms and dazzling harmonies, 8-Track is a fast-paced musical romp through one of the most impassioned decades of the 20th century. This Baby Boomers' dream come true features the music of The Emotions, The Carpenters, Labelle, Barry Manilow, Marvin Gaye, The Doobie Brothers, The Bee Gees, Helen Reddy, KC and the Sunshine Band, and many, many more. Rediscover the heart and soul of the forgotten decade with this joyously rousing, moving, and often downright hilarious musical in concert!  $38; Showtimes can be found at

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