February 2020

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February, 2020

By Mayor Anne Gerwig

How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along?  If you feel like you’re losing steam, you’re not alone.  We’ve all been there, that point where our commitment to our resolutions starts to waiver. Hang in there, keep up the good work, and treat yourself to some family time at Wellington’s parks and events.

2020 marks our Village’s 25th Anniversary of Incorporation and we are celebrating with fun, family-friendly gatherings, grand openings, and special events highlighting our community’s history, and all the things that make Wellington a Great Hometown. Visit wellingtonfl.gov and follow the Village of Wellington on Facebook and Twitter to learn about upcoming events.

This month we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Spend this special day at one of Wellington’s great restaurants, shopping venues, or beautiful parks. Looking for a fun event to take your loved one this month? Bring them to the Wellington Classic Brew Fest on Saturday, February 8th. Join us for this exciting craft brew festival, where you’ll have a chance to sample an assortment of 100+ beers from some of Florida’s and America’s best craft breweries while listening to live music. Along with the great brews, there will be an assortment of local food trucks. Purchase tickets and learn more about the event at WellingtonClassicBrewFest.com.

On Monday, February 17th, Americans across the country will celebrate Presidents Day. While many of us will take that time to relax with our families, it is also important for us to reflect on the historical significance of this holiday. Two of our greatest presidents were born this month—George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Their steadfast leadership and lasting contributions played a vital role in establishing the peace and freedom that we enjoy today.

I am excited to announce that our popular series of FREE “Family Fun Days” event series returns this year to Lake Wellington, behind the Wellington Community Center. Each event will feature a variety of FREE activities for the entire family to enjoy. Activities include kayaking, paddle boarding, bounce houses, lawn games, costumed characters and entertainment, fishing, activities with local organizations, face painting, and more. Check the Lakeside Events webpage wellingtonfl.gov/lakeside for upcoming events.

This month, enjoy ongoing free entertainment at the Wellington Amphitheater with live concerts, movie nights, and local singers.  Our Thursday night “Food Truck Invasion” continues with live music at each event. View the complete schedule online at wellingtonfl.gov.

I look forward to seeing you all around the Village this month, celebrating our Village’s 25th Anniversary, and enjoying all that our Great Hometown has to offer.