Published On: Mon, Aug 5th, 2019

South Palm Beach County Social Scene

By; Pamela J Weinroth

Where were you this week?

Pictured are Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton members.

Turns out Monday is a great day for the Funday Happy Hour with the Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton.  Affectionately named the “529 Club,” Club members and their guests enjoyed the initial venue at Mortons. The party moves to Chops Lobster Bar this week for the “Invitation Only” HAPPY HOUR (at 5:29PM). At the behest of Club president, Allen Konis, Frank Feiler has undertaken the mantle of Social Chair and has certainly accepted the task with great enthusiasm. If you are considering membership this would be a great way to meet the members in an informal setting. Reach out to Frank, Allen or any of the Rotarians if you’d like to join.

Arlene Herson,  Susan Wandersman, Eliot Popper and Linda Rosenkranz

Wednesday the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum held a dynamic networking event at Tanzy Restaurant. 100% of the proceeds went directly benefit the Museum’s #RescueTheEvidence campaign.

Randy Nobles, Randy Colman and Andy Thomson

There was an opportunity to register for the Next Generation Mission to the Museum in Washington, taking place in November 2019. Everyone was encouraged to become a member of the Museum’s Business-Professional Advisory Committee (B-PAC).

For more information, contact the Museum’s Southeast Regional office at 561-995-6773 or [email protected]

Danielle Vennette, Robert Weinroth and Idol Winners Evelyn and Raphael Martins

Boca Chamber Festival Days got off to a great start as the community cheered on the eight finalists in the 2019 Built Ford Tough Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Idol talent competition presented by Marshall Grant, PLLC at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus.

The event was part of the month-long Boca Chamber Festival Days and helped to support the Bowl’s Charity Partner, Spirit of Giving and its annual Back to School Bash.

After performing in two rounds, Evelyn and Raphael Martins, a sister/brother duet won the opportunity to perform the National Anthem during opening ceremonies at the 2019 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl on Saturday, December 21stat FAU Stadium.

Maria Timmins Fife, Pamela Weinroth, Peg Anderson, Arlene Herson, Edith Stein, Sung Knowles and Kim Champion

Each year during the first weekend of August, the Boca Ballet Theatre presents its summer performance.

Robert Weinroth, Principal Dancers Kaleena Burks and James Kirby Rogers with Jeremy Rodgers

This year the BBT offered an enticing repertory performance featuring talented dancers from throughout the United States in a mix of sizzling, and modern choreography.

Artistic Directors, Jane Tyre and Dan Guin presented four mixed repertory productions,with the grand finale tribute to Freddie Mercury’s “Bohemian Rhapsody. It was inspired when Dan Guin attended a concert at the Southeast Ballet Association where he was “blown away” by new choreographers Ashlie Wells and Kassandra Taylor Newberry’s piece, Bohemian Rhapsody.

For the first time Kaleena Burks and James Kirby Rogers performed with Boca Ballet Theatre, courtesy of the Kansas City Ballet. 

Sunday, two of the dancers, competing in “Boca’s Ballroom Battle” held mini fundraisers.  Jason, Twinkle Toes, Hagensick held a Master Zumba class at the YMCA and The Marvelous Mrs Margaret Blume hosted an evening of Art and Entertainment at the Cornell Art Museum. Both have been paired with professional dancers from Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Boca Raton and have been practicing a series of dance lessons to perfect a routine, and then compete for the Fundraising “Mirror Ball” trophy. This is the 12th annual dance showcase starring Boca Raton community leaders and patterned after the popular “Dancing with the Stars” television program! “Boca’s Ballroom Battle” will take place on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. 

Start Planning:

BCFD: Soleil Warriors:  August 8th at 5:30PM

Enjoy a beverage and light bites during cocktail hour and then an outstanding aerial and acro-yoga show performed by Defy Gravity and Fly and Flow Fitness and more.

Chicago by Chicago Rewired: August 9th at 6:30PM

Summer in the City’s Final Free Show. Doors open one hour before each concert.

Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, car pool and use free parking at City Hall and the Boca Raton Library.

Food and beverages will be available to purchase inside the venue. No outside food or beverages are allowed. All events are rain or shine.

Chairs and blankets are welcome, MPA will also have chairs for rent for $5 cash
Thank you to our summer sponsors, Sun Sentinel, Regency Leasing, Ventura’s Pizza and Kitchen

Blankets & Bear Hugs Community Day: August 10th from 10AM – 12:30PM

Join us for this family-friendly give-back experience.

~ Learn how we help protect children
~ Find out how you can help prevent your child’s image from getting into the wrong hands
~ Assemble care packages for rescued children
~ Presentation of the care packages to local law enforcement

All ages are welcome for this morning of volunteering, philanthropy and lunch!

Please register all family members here:

Woody Meet and Greet: August 10th from 1 – 2PM

Join Specialty Pop-up Events at Boca Center, and Party Entertainment the 2nd Saturday of The month as we will be filled with awesome crafters, artisans and local mom & pop vendors.

Party Entertainment’s Woody will be there from 1PM-2PM!

3rd Annual Back the Blue: August 12th from 6 – 8PM

The Back the Blue benefits the Boca Raton Police Foundation

Meet us on the patio for some fun and networking at Prezzo and enjoy a drink and some of Prezzo’s signature appetizers while we raise funds to help provide our police department with the latest equipment, technology and training to enhance the safety of our community.

Tickets are $30 in advance; $40 at the door (if available). Includes: One drink, appetizers, networking and silent auction.  A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS WILL BE SOLD

Back the Blue is part of Boca Chamber Festival Days – a series of fun-filled events held at different locations during the month of August – and is facilitated by the Boca Chamber.

And here are more events to add to your calendar:

Boca Raton Chamber Festival Days Continues Through the End of August
August 24: Boca Raton Chamber’s Wine and all that Jazz
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 14: Boca Raton Regional Hospital Golf Tournament

October 10:  Real Men Wear Pink Bartender Battle

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

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

October 19: Speak Up for Kids (Jupiter) Gala

October 18: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Wine Opener

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: 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

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 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 28: US Holocaust Memorial Museum Dinner

January 31: Brain Bowl for Alzheimer’s and Dementia
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. Coleen says:

    Pamela Weinroth nails it! I love following this blog & all seeing all the great happenings in our community! #keepsmysocialcalendarfull

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