Here in quirky Lake Worth our cards get there the next day. That is, if you do what I do. I organize the envelopes by zip code and by mail carrier. They seem to appreciate that. Now heads up, there is a Boat Parade not far away, Today 18th of December, Lake Osborn Holiday Boat Parade goes around the perimeter at 7:30 pm. Meet on the water at Anchor Inn around 6:00 pm or earlier to socialize Today 6 – 10 p.m. FRONT PORCH on our Cultural Plaza downtown across from our library. Popcorn and most likely in the spirit of the holiday Hot Chocolate. Also a group of Carolers are meeting today (Friday) evening at St. Andrews to sing for downtown businesses…. meet at the church on Lucerne and Palmway at 6:30 p. m. All are invited to join. They have been rehearsing some weeks. A little birdie told me! December 19, SATURDAY start this day as usual provisioning at our Lake side Market and hold your breath for the one coming to downtown. yeah. Both Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. join mermaid Sally Welshes’s water play excercise with a fun group of locals only $5 Check in for private and kids swim lessons. GIFT IDEAS as now you have only four days, and the good thing is you do not have to leave Lake Worth to find something unique. All the stores are decked out with holiday trimmings. Not mentioned before, how about some tickets to cultural events. tickets to the Playhouse is always appreciated. Most of the art organizations offer classes, and memberships, perfect for the artsy person in your house. Patronize OUR shop keepers who are here for you YEAR ROUND. I’ve listed shopping ideas for under $10 then those under or right at $25 All available in our Town. Buy local stay local , also a good idea a pre paid gift card to our Restaurants. Check out the beautiful windows, and I must say I have favorites but McMow beats them all especially as the sun goes down. AWESOME.