Published On: Fri, Apr 7th, 2017

Boca Beat: 4/7

• Congratulations to all the winners at the Palm Beach International Film Fesit-
val this past weekend. Best Short Film: Parent-Teacher Conference, Best Biogra- phy: Nana, Best Documentary: My Hero Brother, Best Documentary: Man of Many Voices, Best Fantasy: The Souding, Best History: Price for Freedom, Best Romance:

• 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.

• Tri-County Animal Rescue’s 15th annual Doggie & Kittie Ball is expected to be a record fundraiser for the West Boca no-kill shelter and national animal rescue efforts, according to event and board chairwoman Sharon DiPietro. More than 600 guests bid on 600 silent auction items.

•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.

• 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 Mediterranean 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 sea- sonal 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 designed 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.

• Impact 100 Palm Beach County to award $100,000 grants to local nonprofits on Thursday April 6th from 5:30PM – 9PM at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Per- forming Arts Center at Lynn University. This will be the 6th Annual Grand Awards Celebration – Ten nonprofit finalist orga- nizations will give presentations and their members will vote to select the recipients of five high impact $100,000 grants, one in each focus area.

• Are you interested in learning about the Boca Raton Police Services Department? You are invited to participate in the City of Boca Raton’s Citizens Police Academy. This ten week course is free of charge and open to the public. Classes are held Thurs- day evenings from 6:30-9PM (April 27 — June 15 2017) at 6500 Congress Ave Boca Raton, FL 33487.

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