Teal Pfeifer of Sons & Daughters Farm and Winery in suburban Lake Worth samples blueberry-hibiscus wine, produced on the premises. Learn about and celebrate the blueberry, a versatile fruit, on Sunday at Children & Parents Day in Boynton Beach. / Florida Food & Farm file photos

By Lori Durante
Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History

The nonprofit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History will host the 11th annual Children & Parents Day, where you can learn about and celebrate the blueberry, on Sunday, March 5.

This educational family day is multigenerational; it will be held at the historic Boynton Woman’s Club in Boynton Beach. This event includes healthy-eating presentations, culinary demonstrations, kids’ cooking classes, art-making for kids and their families, and literacy activities.

celebrate the blueberry

Blueberries are the focus at Children and Parents Day, set for Sunday, March 5.

Variety of activities celebrate the blueberry

The event also includes blueberry painting, arts-and-crafts workshops conducted by local artists, storybook reading, face painting, souvenir photos and kids’ exercise activities.

The six-course blueberry-infused all-you-can-eat, farm-to-table buffet includes recipes designed by high-school students at the South Tech Culinary Academy in Boynton Beach.

Other activities will be led by Amanda Johnson of the Amanda James Gallery; The Home Depot; Chef Anna Orlando, of Palermo’s Bakery; Blue Bell Creameries; the Florida Farm Bureau Federation; and Artisans of the Ave Gallery in downtown Lake Worth.

Johnson will conduct a live participatory blueberry-themed mural. Kids and their parents can join in painting the mural. The Home Depot will lead children in creating a nature-related building craft. Orlando will conduct a Blueberry Muffins Kids’ Cooking Class. Planting activities will be led by the Florida Farm Bureau Federation. Blueberry-themed arts-and-crafts activities will be taught by artists from Artisans on the Ave Gallery.

Sponsors include Lipman Family Farms, The Palm Beach Post, Macy’s, Iris Apfel, the Boris & Edith Rueger Fund and the Patricia Ann Ravo Fund.

When: Sunday, March 5, noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Boynton Woman’s Club, 1010 S. Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach
Cost: in advance (visit, $20 per adult and children 3 and over; tickets bought on day of event are $25 per adult and children 3 and over; no charge for children 2 and under. Ticket price includes all activities, souvenir photos, cooking class and food.
More information: 561-638-8277; [email protected];

Lori Durante is director of the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History.