Published On: Mon, Aug 19th, 2019

South Palm Beach County Social Scene

By: Pamela J Weinroth

 Where were you Last Week?

Boca Chamber Festival Days is the Boca Chamber’s outreach to the non-profit community.

Police Foundation Supporters with K9 Dino, Officer Lyman, Debbie Levine and Troy McLellan

Non-profit Chamber members join forces with for-profit Chamber members have been holding events during the month of August. The goal of these events is to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit members’ philanthropic efforts.

On Monday night it was “Back the Blue” as part of the Festival Days (along with sponsor Allegiance Home Health & Rehab) the event was designed to raise communty awareness for the mission of the Boca Raton Police Foundation.

Guests enjoyed great food, networking and silent auction. K9 Dino and Officer Lyman were on hand for a meet & greet as well.

Funds raised will go to provide training, equipment and technology as well as community outreach and retired K9 assistance for the Boca Raton Police Services Department.

Thank you’s went to Back the Blue’s event sponsor, The Florida Printing Group, and additional sponsors Jeff Hollander and Ira Salk as well as event partner/host, Prezzo Boca, and their wonderful staff for making the event possible.

Improv U Comedy Team with Cindy Orbach, Ami and Arnie Zak.

Tuesday was “Feed Your Funny Bone.” It was a night of fun and philanthropy, supporting the programs and services of Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services.

Sponsored by Unique Gifts & Premiums, the event took place on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, in the College of Business, Sean Stein Pavilion.

Rosie Martin, Robert Weinroth and Debralyn Belletieri

 Pamela Perrin

This year, Improv U Comedy Team Business Causal performed a live, fully improvised “Whose Line” style comedy based on the audience suggestions. But first, the audience was warmed up by Boca’s own Cindy Orbach.

Boca Chamber Festival Days continued on Wednesday at [email protected], hosted by Debralyn and Ronnie Belletieri. The event was “Bingo for a Cause” and the benefactor was the American Association of Caregiving Youth.

Linda Spielmann, Robert and Pamela Weinroth

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk “Kick off” was hosted by Clive Daniel Home. Mark your calendar – the walk will be held on the Boca Raton Campus of FAU on Sunday, October 27th at 8:30AM (Check-In begins at 6:30AM).

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk raises awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer.

The event is a noncompetitive 3 to 5 mile walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer. 

The walk raises money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.

From the opening ceremony to the post-walk entertainment, a Making Strides event is a celebration of survivors and opportunity to remember loved-ones lost. It’s a day that shouldn’t be missed and won’t be forgotten. To learn more about the Making Strides of South Palm Beach Presented by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center or for other information, call toll free at 800.227.2345. They’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact the local American Cancer Society Office, Monday through Friday at: 561.425.9389 (Lynn Curry) or by e-mail at:
[email protected]

Christine E Lynn, Terry and Jerry Fedele

Saturday evening was bittersweet as we joined a group of community benefactors and supporters of the mission of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital to celebrate with Terry and Jerry Fedele, his retirement as CEO.

During Jerry Fedele’s tenure with BRRH, the hospital grew from very dark days with financial statements showing a very deep red to an academic advanced tertiary medical center. The Hospital is a recognized leader in Cardiovascular Care, Oncology, Women’s Health, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences.

Congratulations Jerry!  The community wishes the very best to you and Terry. 

Start Planning: 

2019 Battle of the Bartenders – August 23rd from 5:30 – 7:30PM 

Battle of the Bartenders is one of the most fun events of the year. Local community leaders “battle” for the most tips. Pre-register for only $30 and enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres and great music by Mike Sipe Entertainment.

This event is part of the Boca Chamber of Commerce’s Festival Days. All tips directly benefit our academic programs for foster children in Palm Beach County. Proceeds benefit Best Foot Forward’s programs for children in foster care.

$30 for 2 drinks and hors d’oeuvres through August 22nd (tickets available for $40 at the door).

This event is popular- avoid the lines and pre-register today!

Lip Sync Battle – August 27th from 6 – 8PM

Local celebrities and community favorites will be pulling out all the stops when they perform in the Lip Sync Battle benefiting Nat King Cole Generation Hope Inc. to raise funds for music education at Crazy Uncle Mike’s on Federal Highway in Boca Raton.

The event promises to entertain and delight the hundreds in attendance, while raising awareness and funds to provide music education to children with the greatest need and fewest resources.

Contestants to date include Jennifer Jolly, Laura Kendrall, Laura Messler, Camille Rhone, Roxana Scaffidi, and Nancy Walsh.

Sponsorships at the $5,000 (exclusive), $2,500, $1,000 & $500 (multiple available) levels are currently being sought to help underwrite the production costs of the event and to help fund our programs and services. Each sponsor will be recognized on evites sent to 20,000+ subscribers; in NKCGH PR including print, social and web; in pre-event PR efforts as available; on the stage during the events; and in post event PR submissions. The $5,000 exclusive sponsor will receive the opportunity to have a representative on the judge’s panel. Sponsors will also receive complimentary tickets based on level of sponsorship. Sponsors to date include Onstage Studios and Crazy Uncle Mike’s.

100% of proceeds benefit music education for children with the greatest need and fewest resources.

The Lip Sync Battle Winner will be chosen by a combination of donations made in the contestant’s name, votes by the attendees on event night and judge’s scores. 

Strikes, Steaks & Stogies To Celebrate George Snow Scholarship Fund – August 29th 7 – 10PM

This “meating” will mix the fun of bowling with your peeps, eating steaks with your friends and smoking a cigar with your buddies.

They will have an amazing night of team bowling. You will be assigned a team, or you can come strong with a team of 4.

They are bringing an amazing cigar company to give you an unique smoking experience.

They will have a tournament with amazing prizes for the best team and best bowler. Are you going to be a champion?

Want to help your team and George Snow? Buy 10 pins at a time for $100. These pins will be added to your score (yes you now cawn bowl a 400) in one game! For every $100 you spend on pins and silent/Chinese auction you will be given a raffle ticket by George Snow Foundation for a 1 in 300 chance to win $5k, $3k and $2k in cash! This event will be too much fun. Be ready to laugh, mingle and have a great evening.

The menu will be executed by Potions In Motion and Sexzchef. Think meat mountains, and rifs on bowling alley food.

George Snow Scholarship Foundation is a local Boca Raton based charity putting local students thru college. Let be champions together!

The Secretary of Steak – Our fellow Partner in Prime Nathan Nachlas’s (Nose and Sinus Institute of Boca Raton) wife Fran Durst Nachlas will be representing Red Meat Lover’s Club at the Boca Ballroom Battle this Fall. Sponsors for the event:

  • John Perry Royal Bank of Canada… Financial Advisor
  • Zac Campbell Northwestern Mutual …life insurance
  • Ken Mordechai Diamonds East International Jewelry and Watches (wholesale prices to RMLC)
  • Richard M Davidson Totality Chiropractic chiropractor and wellness center . Nicest guy ever
  • Lee Cohen personal injury lawyer 1800CallLee
  • Matthew H Maschler residential real estate and matthewMania president of epic
  • Ryan Boylston 2TON creative agency
  • Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas pools and hardscaping
  • Steven Friedman Accounting Daszkal Bolton LLP
  • Scott Zankl EXCELL AUTO GROUP exotic cars and our “go to” charity support item. Thank you for the Rolls Royce dreams
  • 561 Signs & Printing our printing specialist
  • Jarred Smoke Allstate Insurance, property insurance to the stars (and the secretary of steak)
  • Rick Jultak Marc FineShawn Ellen Apple Insurance and Financial your personal health insurance specialist
  • Smoke Inn Cigars Abe Dababneh you are amazing.

Boca Raton Garden Club 2019 Meetings 

October 1, 2019:  Welcome Back Meeting – The Boca Raton Garden Club will hold its first General Meeting of the season on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 1PM atthe Boca Raton Community Center in downtown Boca, 150 Crawford Blvd., on the corner of Boca Raton Blvd (2nd Ave).  This “Meet and Greet” is for members and prospective members to learn of the club’s many social and charitable activities planned for this year.  Free.   For more information visit:  or call 561-395-9376.

November 5, 2019:  The Boca Raton Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at 1PM in the BRGC clubhouse, 4281 NW 3rdAve, Boca Raton. Sydelle Dombrowsky, Certified Florida Master Gardener, and Master Naturalist will do a PowerPoint presentation with handouts   – “What’s in My Salad? Is it a fruit, vegetable or what?”. The meeting is free and open to the public. For information visit  or  561-395-9376.


August 19-31: Remaining Boca Raton Chamber Festival Days
August 24: Boca Raton Chamber’s Wine and all that Jazz

September 7: Business Development Board Gala
September 14: Brazilian Independence Day Gala Dinner
September 20: Boca Ballroom Battle for George Snow Scholarship Foundation

September 25: FAU Research Park Awards Evening
September 28: Golden Bell Battle of the Bands for Boca Chamber Foundation
October 4: Heart and “Soles” Gala for American Association of Caregiving Youth

October 10:  Real Men Wear Pink Bartender Battle

October 12: Second Annual Angels for Angels Charity Gala

October 14: Boca Raton Regional Hospital Golf Tournament
October 16 Soroptimist Women of Distinction Breakfast
October 16: Impact 100PBC Kick off

October 17: JAFCO In My Shoes Luncheon
October 18: Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Go Pink Luncheon

October 18: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Wine Opener

October 19: Speak Up for Kids (Jupiter) Gala

October 24: Lifeline Luncheon
October 26: Boca Raton Chamber’s Ball
October 27: Making Strides for Breast Cancer
October 31: Halloween at The Addison.

November 2:  Place of Hope Rinker Campus Hope Bash

November 3:  Boca Ballet Theatre’s A Princely Affair

November 4:  Women of Grace Luncheon

November 4: JARC’s Annual Golf Tournament

November 6:  Boca Historical Society Walk of Recognition

November 6:  Jewish Federation Opening Event

November 7:  Food for the Poor Luncheon

November 7: Faulk Center Community Impact Awards
November 8: Junior League Woman Volunteer of Year
November 9: Connected Warriors Gala
November 10: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

November 14: Family Promise of South Palm Beach County Annual Benefit
November 16: Downtown Boca Raton Rotary’s Mayors Ball

November 21: Israel Bonds Unity Event

November 22: Community Inclusion Awards Luncheon
November 23: Boca Raton Holiday Tree Lighting

November 23: Chris Evert Gala

December 4:  JNF Winter Connection Kick Off

December 5: Sandler Family Major Gifts Event

December 6: FFCDC Wee Dream Ball

December 7: Jewish Family Services Gala

December 9:  Helping Israel Fund Golf Tournament

December 10: ADL Jurisprudence Award and Community Reception
December 11: City of Boca Raton Holiday Street Parade
December 12: AJC Advocacy in Action Dinner
December 14: JAFCO Jacob’s Ladder Award Gala
December 21: Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl
December 21: City of Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade


January 1:  Something Big Yoga

January 13-26 Elmar Oliveira Violin Competition
January 18:  OPAL Awards for Boca Raton Rotary

January 24: JNF Winter Connection Brunch

January 24: Women of Tomorrow Wine Dinner

January 25: Boca Raton Museum of Art Gala Dinner Dance

January 25: Jeans, Jewels and the J

January 28: US Holocaust Memorial Museum Dinner

January 31: Brain Bowl for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

February 1: Boca Raton Children’s Museum Bash
February TBD: George Snow Foundation Cowboy Ball

February:7-9 Concours D’Elegance Weekend

February 8: Morikami Gala

February 12: I Am Hillel

February 13:  JFS Refection’s of Hope Luncheon
February 22: Boca Raton Regional Hospital Gala

March 1: Boca West Foundation Gala

March 4: YMCA Inspirational Breakfast
March 4:  New Directions Lunch for National Jewish Health

March 7:  Unicorn Children’s Foundation Gala
March 8: JARC Gala

March 14: Bethesda Hospital Ball

March 30: Speak Up for Kids (Delray) Gala

March 31: Place of Hope’s Angle Mom’s Brunch

April 2:  FIDF Women’s Luncheon

April 4:  Jewel & Jeans for Bethesda Hospital West
April 4: Child Rescue Coalition Gala

April 5:  TriCounty Animal Rescue’s Doggie and Kitty Ball

April 5:  Boca Raton Rotary’s Future Stars Competition

April 7:  ChildNet Care for Kids Luncheon

April 15: Impact 100PBC Grand Awards

April 22: JCC Shine Like a Star Luncheon
April 25: Best Foot Forward Gala

May 7:  JAFCO Mother’s Day Luncheon

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  1. Pam,

    Recently, I was confused to find that the Boca Holiday Boat parade was moved from 12/21 to 12/15 according to Boca Raton City Hall events department. I see you still show it on 12/21 in the social calendar. So disappointing as we had a private family/friends event for 100ppl planned that night to watch the parade from our intracoastal home, gather lots of gift for Toys for Tots, and really enjoy a fun night! Confused as to why the date was changed in the last 6-8 weeks and now on Sunday night. Would love your thoughts on this!


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