Oct 302014


Around Wellington is hosting a Reader Appreciation Day and to celebrate they are giving away free cupcakes (1 per person) on Monday, November 3rd noon until 6:00 p.m. The free cupcakes will be available at Johnson’s Custom Cakes (in Kobosko’s Crossing in Wellington).

Unfortunately, you can’t just show up and get a free cupcake — you must do 1 of the following.

  1. Print out AroundWellington’s cupcake gift certificate on AroundWellington’s website.
  2. Show that you are a subscriber, by showing the most recent AroundWellington email on your phone
  3. Show that you like AroundWellington.com and Johnson’s Custom Cakes on Facebook.

Then, enjoy.  Quantities are limited.

Johnson’s Custom Cakes is located at 9148 Forest Hill Boulevard in Wellington; (561) 422-0303


Aug 152013

Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 11.47.19 PMThe Wellington Branch Library will host a Chess Club for Kids on Sat., August 17th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm. This club will allow children to practice their basic strategy skills with other players. Basic knowledge of chess is required — and the club is open to children 8 and above. Limit 20 children, first come, first-served.

The Wellington Branch Library is located at 1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington, FL;  561-790-6070

Aug 012011

Every month, Whole Foods Markets around the country host inexpensive or free classes to get you back into the kitchen or introduce you to new food products. Here are our picks for the events taking place in Wellington in August:

  • Sunday, August 7 from noon until 4:00 pm – Domestic Artisan Cheese Tasting – free – no registration required
  • Saturday, August 13 from 2-4 pm – Healthy Eating Specialist, Cheryl, will teach your entire family how to create easy, quick lunches. Free, but you must pre-register by calling 561.904.4000
  • Sunday, August 14 from 2:00-3:30 pm – Enjoy a free Thai cooking demo with Chef Joe using fresh ingredients from Whole Foods. Pre-register by call 561.904.4000
  • Thursday, August 18 from 6:30-8:30 pm – Enjoy an Award Winning Domestic Artisan Cheese Class. Each cheese will be paired with a beer or wine that will enhance the flavor. Cost is $5 and pre-registration is required by stopping by customer service or calling 561.904.4000
  • Saturday, August 20 from 4-7 pm – Enjoy a free Back to School Bonanza at Whole Foods Wellington. The day’s activities will include store wide sampling, burgers for backpacks cookout, magic and free ID cards for kids and more.
  • Sunday, August 28 from 2-3 pm – Join the regional coffee, tea and spice coordinator from Whole Foods for an informative class all about coffee. Guests will taste coffees from around the world and learn about the growing and harvesting process. This is free but you must pre-register by calling 561.904.4000 or by stopping by customer service.

For more details and for the complete schedule of events taking place in August at Whole Foods Market Wellington, visit their events page online.

Whole Foods Market Wellington is located at 2635 SR 7, Wellington.


Jul 172011

If you haven’t been to Wellington lately, it’s time to make a trip — if for nothing else than to visit Pangea Bistro. Get ready to experience five star cuisine in a casual environment — thanks to Chef Ryan Vargas who previously had spent some time at the Wynn Las Vegas, Four Seasons Palm Beach and the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. The menu combines Hawaiian fusion cuisine with an international flair, and from the moment you walk inside, your senses will be awakened with his creative culinary creations.

During the month of July, Pangea is doing a facebook blitz where they will be giving a free appetizer away to their fans each day during happy hour (3-7 pm). Every day, visit their facebook page to find out what the giveaway will be that day. Then, visit Pangea Bistro during happy hour, order something — anything (their house wine starts at just $2.50 during happy hour) and you’ll enjoy the appetizer of the day for free.

One day last week, it was Chorizo Beef Empanadas, another it was Wild Mushroom Potstickers — it’s a surprise everyday, so keep visiting their page to find out  what they will be offering.

Pangea Bistro is located next to the Wellington Green Mall, 10140 W Forrest Hill Blvd, Wellington

Apr 102011

Total Wine is holding an “Around the World” wine tasting at Total Wine in Wellington on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Guests will sample wines from around the world and learn about how the Vinceremos Therapeautic Riding Center enhances the lives of those with disabilities in Palm Beach County. Total Wine & More will donate 30% of all of its winery direct sale wine proceeds to Vinceremos during the event.

When: Wed, April 13 from 5:30-9:30 pm

Where: Total Wine & More, 960 South SR-7, Wellington; 561.795.9229

Cost: Free to attend (more details)

May 152010

imageHaagen-Dazs is celebrating Free Flavor Day Tuesday, May 18, in honor of the chain’s 50th birthday. Visit a participating Haagen-Daz shop between 4 and 8 p.m. and wish the company “Happy Birthday,” and you’ll get a free scoop of one of the three original flavors: chocolate, coffee, or vanilla.