Published On: Thu, Sep 20th, 2018

Boca Beat: 9/21

  • Children and families of all ages and abilities are invited to celebrate the golden anniversary of a beloved Boca Raton institution: Twin Palms Center for the Disabled. The Twin Palms 50th Anniversary Picnic will be held on November 10, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at their Center
  • Touch A Heart Foundation Is collecting new and gently used Halloween costumes of all sizes now through October 15th. Please donate new or clean, gently used costumes. No rips, stains or missing pieces. Drop off in The Oaks at Boca Raton (Clint Moore Rd) now until October 15th. Email VijayaLJ@yahoo.com for address and to be put on the guard gate list. If you can’t participate but would like to make a donation towards more costumes, trick or treat bags or our distribution party: https://touchaheartfoundation.org/donate/
  • The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum is excited to announce the 7th Annual Toasts, Tastes & Trolleys event taking place on Friday, October 5, 2018. The evening promises to be an extraordinary event where guests will enjoy a unique trolley tour of downtown Boca Raton, visiting a variety of venues for dinner by the bite and specialty drinks at each location.
  • The competition is already heating up for “what’s cooking” at the fourth annual Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase & College Football Spirit Night set for Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel, 2000 N.W. 19th St., Boca Raton, FL.  That is when the area’s top restaurant, country club, hotel, cooking school and celebrity chefs and mixologists will once again ‘bring on’ their culinary and cocktail A-game to rally Bowl fans and raise funds to support Spirit of Giving’s annual year-end holiday gift drive.
  • The Boca Raton Public Library invites you to celebrate Jumpstart’s 13th annual Read for the Record. This event brings together millions of people across the United States each year to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for every child, so that all children will enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.
  • Jessica Bender, auxiliary services and college card manager, is among 59 professionals accepted into the 2018-19 Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) Engage program.
  • Fright Night at the South Florida Fairgrounds returns this fall. The events will run from Oct. 11-13, Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 25-27. Midway hours are from 6 to 11 p.m. (midnight on Fridays and Saturdays).
  • Florida Atlantic University’s A.D. Henderson University School has been named the No. 2 Best Public Elementary School and the No. 8 Best Public Middle School in America by Niche, the largest website for researching public and private K-12 schools.
  • Even though Palm Beach County is known for its vast wealth, one in six residents do not know where their next meal will come from according to the Palm Beach County Food Bank. Since the majority of Palm Beach State College students are residents of the county, they too may be struggling to get enough to eat. To help ensure they have this basic need met, the College has relocated and expanded its food pantry, now called Panther’s Pantry.
  • Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital today announced the appointment of Kerry-Ann McDonald, MD, to the medical staff of the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute (LWHWI) and BocaCare® Physician Network. She specializes in benign and malignant breast disease.
  •  Art enthusiasts can expect to be moved this fall by three exhibits that cover a range of topics including sexual assault and its effect on victims. The exhibits, which will be displays at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus and The Gallery at Lake Worth Campus, showcase stories, ideas and perceptions through paintings, drawings, photography, graphic design and more. They are free and open to the public and feature artwork created by PBSC students and community artists.

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