Published On: Sun, Feb 24th, 2019

Boca Raton Social Scene

Boca Raton Social Scene


Where were you this past week?

Ava Parker, Robert Weinroth, Governor Ron DeSantis, Kelly Smallridge, Melissa McKinlay

The Governor’s Baseball Dinner, a celebration of a new season of Major League Baseball Spring Training in Florida, made its second stop in Palm Beach County in the last five years when the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts hosted the annual event.

With two stadiums and four teams in Palm Beach County, the area has become a prime spring training destination. 

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred attended along with representatives from many of the 15 teams who annually train in Florida, along with a number of baseball greats.

Judi and Craig Donoff

The 2019 Major League Baseball Spring Training schedule is now available and the first game of the 2019 season will be played on Friday, February 22 as the Tampa Bay Rays host the Philadelphia Phillies at the Charlotte Sports Park.

The Florida Grapefruit League has called Florida home for over 125 years. 

Each Spring, 15 MLB teams venture south from the cold up north to soak up the Florida sunshine and prepare for the season ahead.

Spring Training schedules may be reviewed at:

Ben Schachter, Matthew Maschler, Dean Borg, Marshall Sklar, Lisa Borg and Natalya Sklar


Congratulations to David Dweck as he marks 25 years hosting the Boca Real Estate Investment Club or “BRIC” for short (not to be confused with the Boca Raton Innovation Campus – – formerly home to IBM).

Much has occurred over the past 25 years but the number of loyal members and friends made it clear that David has earned the respect of a cross section of our real estate investment community.




Pamela Weinroth, Hon. Stephen Harper, Robert Weinroth

Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister, Stephen J Harper, was the featured speaker at the South Palm Beach County 2019 AIPAC Annual Event.

Harper spoke about the US Israel and Canada Israel relationships characterizing them as family.

In his book, Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption, Harper draws on a decade of experience as a G-7 leader to help leaders in business and government understand, adapt, and thrive in an age of unprecedented disruption.

“He sets out a pragmatic, forward-looking vision for leaders in business and politics by analyzing how economic, social, and public policy trends–including globalized movements of capital, goods and services, and labor–have affected our economies, communities, and governments.”


“The Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance is the fastest growing Concours in the nation and the world’s largest for charity.”

Robert and Pamela Weinroth, Jay Leno


The Concours kicked off on Friday night with the duPont Registry™ Live Hangar Party. 

On Saturday night there was a Gala Dinner & Show featuring Jay Leno.

On Sunday, the main event took place, as an expert panel judged some of the finest vintage vehicles Jay Leno was the celebrity judge.

A variety of manufacturers displayed vintage, antique, and classic automobiles. Guests had the opportunity to enjoy an assortment of gourmet food, wines, and cocktails from 30 of South Florida’s finest restaurants in the Concours d’Gourmet Pavilions.

The world-renowned Boca Raton Resort and Club has been the proud host of this prestigious event benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.



Coming up very quickly:

The YMCA is thrilled to announce their 17th Annual Inspiration Breakfast keynote speaker as Five-Time Olympian, Dara Torres!

This signature event provides nearly 500 community leaders, businesses, and YMCA supporters a morning of motivational and inspirational fellowship, all aligned with similar energetic vision and spirit. This event raises funds for the YMCA’s Financial Assistance Program and the Y’s Drowning Prevention Initiatives.

Thank you to the Presenting Sponsor, BB&T, Diamond/Host Sponsor, Office Depot Headquarters and Exclusive Donation Match Sponsor, Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton

Join us for the Boca Raton annual New Directions for Women Luncheon benefiting National Jewish Health on Thursday, March 7th. NJH is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. The luncheon will raise funds to support research and treatment, including heart and lung diseases that affect women.

On Friday, March 8th Festival of the Arts Boca will host the Russian National Orchestra and the Bolshoi Ballet.  It will be an exhilarating evening of Russian ballet, including music from Swan Lake.


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A festive weekend which celebrates and enhances the appreciation of wine and food, Boca Bacchanal brings together world-class chefs and vintners, offering their finest specialties, providing the entire community with a delightful opportunity to support the heritage education and historic preservation programs of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum.

Proceeds from Boca Bacchanal  enable the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum to provide innovative, diverse and rapidly growing heritage education and historic preservation programs for Boca Raton area residents and visitors.

….For more information on events and locations, visit

The Rotary Club of Boca Raton is pleased to announce that it will present the 16th Annual Future Stars Performing Arts Competition on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Thank you to the City of Boca Raton, which will host the event again this year at the incomparable Mizner Park Amphitheater.

Future Stars is an integral part of The Rotary Club of Boca Raton’s commitment to providing our youth with opportunities to shine.

For a complete list of events and activities, please visit my website.

Until next week …….


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