Published On: Mon, Jan 13th, 2020

South Palm Beach County Social Scene

By: Pamela J Weinroth

Where Were You This Past Week?

Co-founders Tandy Robinson, Cindy Krebsbach, & Lisa Mulhall with Impact 100PBC Members

On Thursday evening 26 nonprofit agencies were invited to submit a full grant request to Impact 100PBC for 2020. Impact 100 of southern Palm Beach County provides a philanthropic opportunity for women to join together and make a big impact. Through high-impact grant-making and efficient philanthropy, they engage, develop and inspire women to create positive change.

“Our biggest dream for Impact 100 Palm Beach County is that we educate our members about the great need in our community and that we are informed and thoughtful in how we give funds back, so we can make the biggest impact possible with our $100,000 grants.”

 

Semi-Finalists for 2019-2020:

Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation:

  • Boca Raton Museum of Art
  • Digital Vibez
  • Spady Cultural Heritage Museum
  • Florida Atlantic University Foundation
  • Milagro Center
  • Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services

Education:

  • Blue Planet International Explorers’ Bazaar & Writers’ Room
  • Delray Beach Youth Tennis Foundation
  • Junior Achievement of South Florida
  • Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast
  • Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • Roots & Wings

Environment and Animal Welfare:

  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute
  • Coastal Conservation Association Florida
  • Community Greening
  • Peggy Adams Animal Rescue

Family:

  • 4KIDS Palm Beach
  • American Association of Caregiving Youth
  • Boca Helping Hands
  • City House of Delray Beach
  • Kindness Matters 365 Foundation

Health & Wellness:

  • Center for Trauma Counseling
  • Compass LGBT Community Center
  • GIVT
  • HomeSafe
  • Mind & Melody

Finalists will be announced on March 31stat Saks Fifth Avenue.

Jan Dymtrow, Pamela Weinroth, Greg Fried, Mary Stern, Robert Weinroth and Julissa Caballero

On Friday, the Boca Raton Police Foundation held the 3rd Annual Call for Backup Party, hosted Jennifer and Marc Bell at their beautiful home. In addition to a night of delicious hors d’ouevres and cocktails, attendees enjoyed entertainment, demonstrations of police equipment, vehicles & K9’s as well as live and silent auctions.

It was also an opportunity for those who have not done so before, to meet Interim Chief of Police, Michele Miuccio. Proceeds from the event will fund initiatives that enhance the safety of our community and the effectiveness of our police department.

Joined the members of the Gold Coast Builders Association for the 2020 Installation & Hall of Fame Red Carpet Gala.

Robert Weinroth, Maya Chocron and Jay Huebner

Along with Mayor Scott Singer and State Representative Dan Daley, assisted in the installation of the GCBA board and its officers.

Congratulations to the 2020 board and executive officers.

The Gold Coast Builders Association was established in 1986 and is a dedicated South Florida builders association with a reputation of excelling in Palm Beach County governmental affairs.

GCBA members are dedicated to fulfilling the “American Dream” of affordable home ownership for everyone.

2020 Executive Officers:

  • Jay Huebner, HSQ Group Inc, President
  • Maya Chocron, K Hovnanian Homes, 1st VP
  • Rafael Roca, Dr Horton, 2nd VP
  • Jason Handin, Ward Damon, Associate President
  • Steve Karp, Melamed & Karp, VP of Finance
  • David Kanarek, Pulte Group, Immediate Past President

Start Planning: 

Play Ball, Play Fair!  January 17 – February 2

Since 1993, the themed expositions produced each year during the South Florida Fair are one of the most popular attractions of the 17-day event.

The 2020 South Florida Fair will be a celebration of popular sports in our community. Experience the essence of sports – competition, fair play, and the zeal to win – at this year’s themed exposition!

Interactive and educational sports exhibits will pave the way as you stroll through the Expo Center. The Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America exhibition, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and the Florida Humanities Council, will teach our visitors the cultural impact and importance of the different sports in American communities. The National Baseball Hall of Fame’s “Picturing America’s Pastime” offers a snapshot of the photograph collection in the Museum’s photo archive, spanning almost 150 years.

Virtual reality has become immensely popular. At this year’s Fair, you can strap on a VR headset and experience simulated realities in a variety of sports like golf, soccer, football, hockey, basketball, baseball and more. A batting cage, a pitching cage and a field goal kick will be available to test your skills as well.

After all of the excitement of the Expo, be sure to enjoy the yummylicious fair food and the exhilarating rides.Take time to visit informative agricultural and community exhibits and learn all about Florida’s history in Yesteryear Village.

The South Florida Fair wants you to PLAY BALL, PLAY FAIR! January 17- February 2.

31st Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts – Jan 18/19 @ 10AM – 5PM

The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, consistently ranked as one of the best art affairs in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine, blends long-time favorites with the most buzz-worthy names on the contemporary arts scene. This juried art festival of hand-crafted artwork includes glass, photography, painting, mixed media, fiber, jewelry and much more.  This much anticipated, premiere Delray Beach art festival hosts hundreds of artists exhibiting and selling their work in an outdoor gallery that spans one mile of Atlantic Avenue from US1 all the way to A1A. 

MLK Jr. Day Unity March – January 20th at 9:30AM

March along Federal Hwy from the MLK Jr memorial monument at Ebenezer Baptist church 200 ruby street to Mizner park amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real.

***8:15am-9:45am – Ebenezer Baptist church will host a complimentary community breakfast organized by developing interracial social change (disc)

Ceremony and celebration to follow
East lot of Mizner park amphitheater (590 plaza real)  10:30AM -4PM
Join community leaders & local organizations for a ceremony to honor the life & legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. At 11:30am, celebrate a unified community with live musical & dance performances, amusement rides, games, crafts, food, & more!

For information on these or other events, visit: BocaCal.com

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