Published On: Mon, Sep 2nd, 2019

South Palm Beach County Society Scene

By: Pamela J Weinroth


Robert Weinroth, Eric Shaw, Karen Swedenborg and Greg Hazle

Robert Weinroth with the Boca Point Clowns

Boca Helping Hands raised a record $16,000 on behalf of area children’s charities during the 13th Annual  Bowling  for  Bread fundraising event on Sunday.

Boca Helping Hands partners annually with area charities who provide services for youth in our community. The charities invited to this year’s Bowling for Bread event were: 4KIDS of South Florida, Inc.; Adopt a Family; American Association of Caregiving Youth; Boys and Girls Club of Boca Raton; City House Delray; Family Promise of South Palm Beach County; Florence Fuller (East & West); HomeSafe; Place of Hope; PROPEL; Salvation Army; SOS Children’s Villages; Unicorn Children’s Foundation and Youth Activity Center Boca.

Crazy Uncle Mike Goodwin with Lip Sync Contestants

Local celebrities and community favorites pulled out all the stops when they performed in the Lip Sync Battle benefiting Nat King Cole Generation Hope Inc.

The FUNdraiser helped to support music education on Tuesday evening at Crazy Uncle Mike’s.

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

Performers included Kristyn Cox, Nynke Henderson, Olivia Hollaus, Jennifer Jolly, Laura Kendrall, Christiana Lilly, Dorothy MacDiarmid, Laura Messler, Kelley Moulton, Michelle Olson-Rogers, Camille Rhone and Roxana Scaffidi.

Thank you to sponsors Onestage Studios, Crazy Uncle Mike’s and Allegiance Home Healthcare.

For the final Boca Chamber Festival Days event, FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at Florida Atlantic University held its first BCFD event.  Partnering with Center Bank, they hosted A Taste of the City.

There were plenty of appetizers provided by Oceans 234, Fit Foods, True Kitchen and last but certainly not least in my opinion, Cinnaholic Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls.

Barrel of Monks was on hand with its own unique blends of locally brewed beer.

Additional funds were raised through vendor shopping and silent auction items.

Tim Snow and Fran Nachlas

FAU CARD provides expert consulting, training & support, at no charge, for people with autism & related disabilities, their families, employers, the professionals and community & governmental agencies serving them.

Thursday evening we participated in  Fran Nachlas’ fundraising efforts for Boca Ballroom Battle at the Red Meat Lovers Steaks, Strikes & Stogies. The evening was held at Strikes @ Boca Raton.  It was a great venue to kick back, bowl a few games and enjoy cuisine from Potions in Motion.

The “Big Event” (Boca’s Ballroom Battle at the Boca Resort) will be held on Friday September 20th. It’s a “not to be missed” event benefiting the George Snow Scholarship Foundation.

SAFE Program = September 10th at 6:30PM

Boca Raton SAFE classes are instructed by Officer Rosalind Gualtieri, Officer Janine Pratt, Officer Katya Cohen, Officer Jessica Desir and Officer Lauren Kresse.

The Boca Raton Police Services Department is proud to offer the National Self Defense Institute’s “SAFE” program as a free service for the women of our community. The 2-hour SAFE program provides teenage and adult women with personal safety information and a pre-familiarization with physical training methods. Prevention, options, strategies, and physical techniques are the key components of the SAFE Program.

Upon completion of the SAFE course, participants will benefit from the knowledge of:

  • Crime prevention programs
  • The opportunity for participants to familiarize themselves with the possibility of future physical skills training.
  • A dynamic 13-piece full color folio packed with safety information every woman should know.
  • A 17-minute motivational video that is shown as part of every program.
  • A comprehensive offering of risk reductions strategies.

Instructor Experience: Boca Raton SAFE classes are instructors have over 80 years of combined law enforcement experience. They ensure each class is conducted in a relaxed, non-intimidating environment and that the fitness levels of all participants are taken into consideration. Register here for SAFE class 

Rose’s Daughter Grand Opening Party – September 17th from 5:30 – 7:30PM

Join the party on Tuesday, September 17th from 5:30-7:30 PM for Midsummer Nights Dream and Dolce benefitting the Delray Beach Public Library and part of Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week.

Ciao And Cheers! Rose’s Daughter American Trattoria Grand Opening Party, Midsummer Night’s Dream And Dolce, To Benefit The Delray Beach Public Library.

In celebration of Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2019, Rose’s Daughter American Trattoria presents Midsummer Night’s Dream and Dolce to benefit the Delray Beach Public Library on Tuesday, September 17th. As a celebration of the Grand Opening, guests will experience the sweet and savory flavors of Chef Suzanne Perrotto’s newest restaurant, Rose’s Daughter American Trattoria. The new concept is a nod to her childhood family gatherings and Italian heritage. Guests attending the Midsummer Night’s Dream and Dolce party will be welcomed with a signature specialty cocktail, Love Potion and will indulge and graze Neapolitan pizza, polenta, house-made mozzarella and zabaglione stations.

Tickets for the Rose’s Daughter American-Trattoria grand opening event are $30 with all proceeds benefiting the Delray Beach Public Library and can be purchased at:

Boca Bound: A New Musical – September 19th at 7:30PM at the Wick Theatre

Michael J Moritz Jr., Bonnie Logan, Chad Larabee, Richard Peshkin, Karen Peshkin, and Cliff Logan

Meet Nadine Glass, a New York copyright attorney, who has lived a life of unrealized dreams. Now retired and feeling very alone, Nadine reluctantly agrees to join her friend in Boca for the season. Journey with Nadine as she suddenly finds herself on a path that changes her life.

Order Your tickets at:

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