Published On: Fri, Mar 31st, 2017

Boca Beat: 3/31

• A Boca Raton Community High School senior has decided to make it his mission to make sure no student eats lunch alone. The school has a population of over 3,000 students, which can make it intimi- dating for some to make friends and have a place to sit, especially if they are new or have a language barrier.

• The Chinese Lantern Festival continues 5:30 to 10 pm Wednesdays through Sundays through April 9 at the Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park in West Boca.

• Need a ride to Florida Atlantic Univer- sity’s Jupiter campus from the Boca Raton campus? Have no fear – there is now a free mode of transportation to get you there. Beginning Monday, March 13, the Univer- sity’s new intercampus shuttle bus will drive students from the Boca campus to the John D. MacArthur campus in Jupiter.

•Florida Atlantic University’s Technology and Aerospace Club (TAC) within the Col- lege of Engineering and Computer Science recently placed third in two categories at the 2016-17 Hybrid Motor High-Powered Rocket Competition in Bunnell, Florida.

• Signups for Camp Boca start at 8 a.m. March 27 for residents and April 10 for others, and this year registration is online only. Parents, caregivers and grandparents of children here or visiting over the sum- mer need to visit http://webtrac.myboca. us/ to register.

•Boca West Country Club, a premier residential golf destination with greens carved by top architects and World Golf Hall of Famers, unveiled its new $50 mil- lion Golf Clubhouse on Tuesday, March 14. The 153,000 square foot clubhouse defines a new era of luxury living for its members, who already enjoy Boca West’s unparalleled amenities and services.

• Cold River Records has signed Placer Creek Music Publishing writer, Maggie Baugh, to its artist roster. Cold River’s President, Pete O’Heeron, made the an- nouncement during the label’s pre-CRS party at the Omni Hotel.

• Ouzo Bay Boca Raton has opened in the former Jazziz space at the south end of Mizner Park with a menu heavy on fresh fish and seafood, meat and Medi- terranean dishes with a Greek influence. Think spinach pie and stuffed grape leaves to a raw bar, a whole branzino fish to Dover sole and seabass and bone-in braised lamb shank with toasted orzo and seasonal vegetables. Open seven days a week, Ouzo Bay’s hours will cover lunch, dinner, happy hour, a late-night bar and Sunday brunch..

• Construction on a project that is de- signed to help improve traffic flow at the Turnpike’s Glades Road interchange began January 3.

• Ten students from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College
of Medicine were recently inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA), a national medical honor society advocating for excellence in scholar- ship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine.

• The Boca Raton Garden Club will feature their annual “Treasures and Plant Sale” on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. The event will offer many plant and gardening tools and accessories as well as “gently used treasures” ranging from clothing and jewelry to dishes and collectibles.

• The Palm Beach International Film Festi- val is March 29-April 2. This year’s festival will consist of 30 films, including “Price for Freedom,” “Remember Me” and “Wrestling Alligators.” It will begin with a red carpet screening, followed by an after party at Bowery Palm Beach in CityPlace and Tilted Kilt on Airport Road next to Cinemark.

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