Published On: Wed, Mar 22nd, 2017

Barrys Buzz – March 22, 2017



  Bobby Rodriquez presents Florida Renaissance festival continuing on weekends through March 26 10 am to Sunset at Quiet Waters Park on Powerline Road, just south of Hillsboro Blvd.

     Guys and Dolls continues at the Wick theatre to April 29. Tickets at

          Boca’s Jamison’s Pizza and Junior’s in Mizner Park topped the list of the most violations this month. Junior’s had 7 high priority violations.

    The Jewish Film Festival is at Boca Cinemark March 19-26. Tickets at or at the door.

     Construction will be taking place on SR7/US 441 from Clint Moore Road to Atlantic Avenue. The northbound Road will be reduced from one lane Monday through Friday from 9 a..m. to 5 p.m. Construction will take place through the end of March.

      Ocean Breeze could have a rebuilt hotel, a new pro shop, a golf education center and potential dining options under a plan being proposed by the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District.   

      Former television crime reporter and lawyer Beth Karas didn’t pull any punches in her talk about the dangers facing children. The former prosecutor was the keynote speaker for a reason at KidSafe Foundation’s eighth annual Shine the Light Gala at Woodfield Country Club.

         Photographs show 14 nurses in white uniforms who served at Boca Raton Air Field during World War II and the series of barracks used for their makeshift hospital.

     A VIP party in the Boca Raton Museum of Art helped give them more visibility, but saxophonist Branford Marsalis and the opening of the 11th annual Festival of the Arts BOCA next door in the Mizner Park Amphitheater filled the seats.  

     Signups for Camp Boca start at 8 a.m. March 27 for residents and April 10 for others, and this year registration is online only. Parents, caregivers and grandparents of children here or visiting over the summer need to visit to register.

       Boca Bacchanal is back for the 15th year on March 24 and 25, and the community food and wine tasting is moving to Saturday with the time extended an hour.

       The Chinese Lantern Festival continues 5:30 to 10 pm Wednesdays through Sundays through April 9 at the Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park in West Boca. 

     The Palm Beach International Film Festival is March 29-April 2. This year’s festival will consist of 30 films, including “Price for Freedom,” “Remember Me” and “Wrestling Alligators.” It will begin with a red carpet screening, followed by an after party at Bowery Palm Beach in CityPlace and Tilted Kilt on Airport Road next to Cinemark. From there, events will take place all around Palm Beach County, such as Jupiter, Lake Worth, Wellington and Boca Raton. Tickets are able to be purchased at

     Free seminars at the Faulk Center for Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton First Wednesdays of each month, 11 a.m. – 12 noon – see specific dates below* April 5 – Post Hypnotic Suggestions: Altered States of Consciousness In Therapy May 3, 2017 – Feminist Therapy June 7, 2017 – Autism Spectrum Disorders All seminars are presented by Faulk Center for Counseling graduate students pursuing master’s degrees or doctoral degrees in psychology, social work or mental health counseling. No cost to attend. *Dates subject to change.

     The headliner for this year’s A Concert for the Children is Oscar and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Hudson. The “Dreamgirls” star will perform at the fundraiser for the 25 children’s charities supported by the Boca West Foundation on April 4 at the Akoya Amphitheater on the country club’s grounds,

      Avi Hoffman and Shari Unger speak at the Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club April 12 lunch and learn on the Dachau album. RSVP at

     Monica Lewinsky speaks on social media safety at a Boca West lunch 11;30 April 19. Tickets are $100.

       Thanks to all my friends and family for 75th birthday wishes today.

       West Boca News, Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Business Journal, Boca Life Magazine, New Times and Palm Beach Post contributed to this column.    

     Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president-emeritus 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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