Published On: Tue, Nov 1st, 2016 -Nov. 2, 2016

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   Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club will feature Stanley Tate, former chair of the Republican Party, former head of the RTC Resolution Trust Corp. (  and founder of the Stanley Tate Florida Pre-Paid Scholarship program, talking about the results of the presidential election, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at City Fish Market, Glades Road and the Turnpike. RSVP at, and California political comedian Eric Golub will speak on Dec.14. Former Tyco Chairman Dennis Kozlowski will speak on Jan. 11, 2017.

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     After 10 years of operating the Cinemark Palace Premier Level restaurant, Rapoport’s Restaurant Group announced that it will cease operations of Bogart’s Bar & Grille on Nov.1. Cinemark Palace Theater will take over the food and beverage operations. They plan to launch a fresh new concept in the Premier Level space.

     The Boca Raton Public Library is expanding its collection of children’s materials in many languages. The new Language Learning Collection, available at both the Downtown and Spanish River Libraries, will include books, DVDs, and CDs in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Creole, and other languages

     They’re Playing Our Song starring Andrea McArdle is playing at The Wick 7901 North Federal Highway Boca Raton through Nov. 6. Call 561.995-23333.

     The Faulk Center for Counseling will host its Community Impact Awards & Reception on Thursday, November 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Broken Sound Club. Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie will serve as Honorary Chair of this special reception honoring community mental health advocates. To register online visit For more information about the event, call Ali Rubin at 561-483-5300 or email Ticket price: $75 per person.

      Dr. Strange, Hacksaw Ridge and Trolls opens at the Boca and Boynton Cinemark theatres. Certain Women opens at the FAU Living Room Theatres and the Classic Gateway theatre, which also opens Aquarius. Miss Peregrines home for Peculiar Children and Kevin Hart: What Now? opens at the Last Picture show in Tamarac. Trumpland is at the Lake Worth playhouse (Stonzek) and Savor Cinema. See

     Three New Plays This Season at FAU’s Theatre Lab: The Three Sisters of Weehawken by Deborah Zoe Laufer, October 20 – November 6, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 3 pm, Special closing weekend matinee: Saturday, November 5, 3pm, Special Preview Performance, Thursday, Oct 20: $25; This Random World by Steven Dietz, December 2 – December 18, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm, Special closing weekend matinee: Saturday, December 17, 3pm, Special Preview Performance, Thursday, Dec. 1: $25; Motherland by Allison Gregory, January 27 – February 12, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3 pm, Special closing weekend matinee: Saturday, February 11, 3pm, Special Preview Performance, Thursday, Jan 26: $25. Theatre Lab, Parliament Hall, FAU Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road, Come early to enjoy fine wine and snacks in the Theatre Lab Cafe. All Sunday matinees are followed by a post-performance “Talkback.” Admission: $35, *Preview Performance on first Thursday night of each show: $25, Subscription (3 shows): $85 Student, faculty, staff admission: $10 (cash only) with ID at the door, Group rates: 10 tickets or more $25 each; 20 tickets or more $20 each, For tickets, call 561-297-6124, or visit the FAU Box Office in the Student Union. Tickets available at the door.    .

    West Boca Leaders is the best networking group in the area. One of a kind networking group. First and Third Thursdays. Next meeting is Nov. 3, 2016, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tulipe Café, Boca Grove Shopping Center on Powerline Road between Glades and Palmetto Park Roads. $60 per quarter. Fill out form on site if you qualify and bring $60 for fourth quarter. For more information or questions, call 561.702.0000.

     Boca gets its first Microsoft store in the county at 11 a.m. Nov. 3 with 100 gift cards worth $100 to $1,000 and the first 200 get a ticket to attend a meet and greet with retired Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Don Marino on Nov. 5. The 1,482 sq. ft. store is near Bloomingdales in the west central portion of Town Center. The store is one of only eight in Florida offering latest products, advise, trouble-shooting and repairs. A new federal grant could mean a free education from PC Professor. If you’re unemployed or underemployed, you may qualify to have 100% of your tuition, fees, books, software and certification exams paid.

     Faulk Center for Counseling Community Impact Awards is November 3, 2016, 6pm to 8pm at Broken Sound Club. Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie will serve as Honorary Chair of this special reception honoring community mental health advocates: Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Mental Health & Wellness Award; Family Law Attorney Mara Bernstein – Advocacy Award;   Len Sperry, M.D, Ph.D. Florida Atlantic University – Education Excellence Award; Marcy Forster, LCSW, Richard Reiter, LCSW, Hovi Shroff, Ph.D  & Linda Tepper, LCSW, Faulk Center Clinical Volunteers – Caring Heart Award Recipients. Event Co-Chairs are Eileen Sands and Lois A. Weisman. Ticket price: $75 per person. For more information about the event, call Ali Rubin at 561-483-5300 or email

     “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” will screen at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7, followed by “Michael Moore in TrumpLand” at 4 p.m., at Savor Cinema (formerly Cinema Paradiso Fort Lauderdale), 503 SE Sixth St. Tickets cost $11, $8 for seniors and students and $6 for members. Call 954-525-3456 or go to

     Men’s Division of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County kicks off a full season of events with a Men’s Night Out at Silver Ball; A fun evening  with pinball, skee-ball and vintage Arcade games. Cocktails & heavy hors d’oevres observed. Nov.9, 6:00 p.m. Silverball Museum, 19NE 3rd. Ave. Delray Beach. Couvert: $45 per person. For more info; call Sonni Simon, 561.852.3128 or email Save the dates: Jan.23-March 9-May 24.

     Yvonne Boice, Boca businesswoman and philanthropist will be honored with a companion medal during Palm Beach Atlantic University’s American Free Enterprise Day ceremony Nov. 10, an event since 1984 and honors individuals whose hard work and achievements exemplify the best American free enterprise system. She will be honored with three others including Ken Langone, founder of Inverned Associates, LLC and co-founder of Home Depot.

     Woman of the Year Luncheon is Nov. 18 at the Boca Resort & Club with fashion show by Saks Fifth Ave. Tickets and info at or 620.2553.

     Singer/songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett will perform at Chris Evert’s annual Gala on Saturday, November 19, as part of the 27th annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity weekend.

      The 2016/2017 Broadway series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts include Cinderella, Cabaret, The Little Mermaid, Something Rotten!, Matilda and Finding Neverland. More info at

    The Marmot Boca Raton Bowl game will take place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20 at the Florida Atlantic University Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. It will be the third annual bowl game for FAU.

    The big 31st Annual South Florida Singles Lifestyle Expo is back at the Pavilion Grille…..Sun. Nov 20, 2016………..3pm -11pm………..100 exhibitors, 1,000 attendees, seminars, speed dating, dance party… parking and admission………….305 448-7976….Al Barry……WWW.MULTI-EXPO.COM 

 Arlene Herson presents the Showtime Entertainment series and is master of Ceremonies.  Shows are at Spanish River High School Theatre. Thursday, December 8 at 7:30, Sarge and the Turnstiles, Thursday, January 26, at 7:30pm Julie Budd and Sal Richards.  Tuesday, February 14 at 7:30 Bobby Rydell and David Konig, Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 Yavov Smirnoff.  Call 561-883-7760 for tickets.

     My son the waiter, A Jewish Tragedy is Dec. 14-Jan. 29 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real Mizner Park, Boca Raton. Show Times are Thurs. and Sat. 2 and 7:30, Fri. 7:30, Sun. 2 p.m. Tickets: 1-844-448-7469 or visit

     Congratulations to all 2017 OPAL Awards Honorees. The event, which will take place January 14 at Boca West Country Club, will have the following as Honorees: Jordan Zimmerman, Arthur Adler, Yvonne Boice-Zucaro, and Peter & Carmel Baronoff. The OPAL Awards honor outstanding people and leaders that have contributed through volunteerism to make our community a better place to live, learn, work and play. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the Rotary Club of Boca Raton’s service missions including Youth Scholarship Programs.

      Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Business Journal, Palm Beach Post contributed to this column.

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    Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the, the, the and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; His motto is: Public Relations is the enemy of anonymity. Email:, or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  Read his blog on www.barry’ His blog is also on, and on his website:

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