Broward County

12:00 AM EDT, October 28, 2014


Second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.
Monthly Meeting
Zonta Club of Boca Raton
The organization of businesswomen meets for dinner. Holiday Inn, 2809 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach. 561-482-1013 or

Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Moving Forward: A Discussion and Support Group for Widows and Widowers
Faulk Center for Counseling
Widows and widowers can gather to share thoughts and discuss various topics including dating. $5. 22455 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton. 561-483-5300 or

Through Feb. 13.
1,000 Empty Bowls
Lighthouse ArtCenter
Guests will help make ceramic bowls for the Palm Beach County Food Bank’s Empty Bowls campaign. Take a turn on the pottery wheel or make a “pinch-pot.” ArtCenter staff will assist in forming each work of art. The bowls will be decorated by artists before the Feb. 13-14 bowl sale to raise funds for the food bank. Reservations required. Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. 561-746-3101 or

Oct. 28 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Fine Wine Soiree
Guests will enjoy a selection of 40 wines with hors d'oeuvres including crab cakes, shrimp cocktail and distinctive cheeses. A discount of up to 15% will be available on wine purchases at the event. 100% of the evening's proceeds will benefit JDRF. $30. The Fresh Market, 1727 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach. 561-801-7273 or

Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m.
Annual Palm Beach Fundraiser and Awards
Florida Children's First (FCF)
The event will recognize Palm Beach County individuals for their efforts in advocating for vulnerable individuals. FCF is a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting foster children and other at-risk youth. Suggested donation of $100. National Croquet Center Point Club, 700 Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach. 954-796-0860 or

Nov. 1-8
8th annual D’Art for Art Exhibition
Lighthouse ArtCenter
Artists from disciplines including painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, jewelry and more donate unique pieces for an exhibition that ends with a dash. Exhibit open Mon. though Fri. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5 for non-members; free for members. 73 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. 561-746-3101 or

Nov. 2 at 9 a.m.
Keep Memories Alive: Exercise Your Mind walk affair
FAU’s Caring Hearts Auxiliary of the Louis & Anne Green Memory & Wellness Center
Funds raised enable the center to continue services for families living with memory disorders. Participants may walk in teams or as individuals. Walkers who raise and submit a minimum of $30 before the event or $40 on the day of the event will receive the Keep Memories Alive Walk T-Shirt while supplies last. $30 before the walk; $40 day of the walk. Town Center at Boca Raton, 6000 Glades Road. 561-297-4066 or

Nov. 2 at 1 p.m.
Meet The Vets
West Palm Beach Library Foundation
The event features one-on-one and small group discussions with U.S. veterans from World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan, Iraq and others periods from the ‘40s to present day. Free. 411 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. 561-868-7715 or

Nov. 3
Opening Meeting
Boca West Chapter of the Pap Corps
The opening meeting will include a speaker and boutiques. $20. Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca W. Drive.

Nov. 3 at 8:45 a.m.
Women’s Philanthropy Season Opening
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
Guests will enjoy a morning of inspiration and empowerment including a presentation by featured speaker Jeannie Smith, daughter of Polish rescuer Irene Gut Opdyke. Opdyke received international recognition for her life-saving actions during the Holocaust while working for a high-ranking German official. $45. Woodfield Country Club, 3650 Club Place, Boca Raton. 561-852-6014 or

Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Jan McArt's New Play Readings: East Hampton, Last Summer
Lynn University
Under the leadership of McArt, this program develops new plays by acclaimed playwrights through staged readings. $10 or $30 for series subscription. Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. 561-237-9000 or

Nov. 4 at 10 a.m.
Annual shopping event at Mildred Hoit
Adopt-A-Family Palm Beach
A percentage of all sales will be donated directly to Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, which is dedicated to restoring families in crisis to stability and self-sufficiency. 265 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach. 561-253-1361 or

Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.
Perils in Paradise: PBC and WWII
West Palm Beach Library Foundation
Join Tony Marconi, curator of education at the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, to learn about Palm Beach County's involvement and response to World War II. Free. 411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-868-7715 or

Nov. 5 through Mar. 1
Natural Balance: The Sculpture of Jerzy Kedziora
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
This exhibition will feature life-sized sculptures suspended throughout the tropical environment and changing throughout the run of the exhibition. Created by Polish artist Jerzy JOTKA Kediziora, the installment celebrates the kinetics of sculpture through the fine-lined suspension of each crafted piece. Lecture artist reception will take place Nov. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; $5 for students; free for members. 2051 Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-832-5328 or

Nov. 5 at 9 a.m.
100 Foot Christmas Tree Build
Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative
Volunteers are needed to help build the 100 ft. Christmas tree. Meet weekdays at Old School Square Grounds from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5-27. Free. 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. 561-278-0424 or

Nov. 5 at 6 p.m.
Annual Charity Fiesta
Clinics Can Help
Guests will enjoy the festivities which include a drink for the first 50 guests, chips and salsa, and appetizers. $25. 11701 Lake Victoria Drive #5101, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-640-2995 or

Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Palm Beach Chamber Music Concert
Lighthouse ArtCenter
Enjoy a performance for the entire family. $25. 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. 561-746-3101 or

Nov. 6-8
FOREVER PLAID by Stuart Ross
The Plaza Theatre
FOREVER PLAID is a tribute to the close-harmony "guy groups” that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s. $48 per person; $55 on opening night, which includes cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. 561-588-1820 or

Nov. 6 at 9:30 a.m.
Golden Gathering
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
The event is a celebration for Golden Givers who have donated to a UJA/Jewish Federation campaign for at least 18 years. This is an opportunity to acknowledge their longstanding commitment to the work of federation. $18. 9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton. 561-852-3170 or

Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.
Star Spangled Heroes and the Mandel Public Library present “The Men”
West Palm Beach Library Foundation
The film stars Marlon Brando as a WWII lieutenant who was seriously injured in battle and must adjust to the world without the use of his limbs. Free. 411 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. 561-868-7715 or

Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Storage Wars Designer Challenge
Gulfstream Goodwill
Five large storage units will be decorated and outfitted with a different theme by interior designers from South Florida using items from 28 Goodwill stores. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. STORE Self Storage & Wine Storage, 11010 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-848-7200 or

Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Fifty Tables Under the Stars
Lynn University Conservatory of Music
Enjoy a selection of dining choices to benefit charity. $95-$160. 5200 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton. 561-361-9804 or

Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m.
King Fling
The Society of the Four Arts
This event will feature a wine tasting from Art+Farm Winery and food stations from PB Catch, Nick & Johnnies, Meat Market, Cafe Boulud and more. There will also be as live music and prizes. Proceeds benefit the King Library Restoration Project. $35 in advance; $40 day of event. 3 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. 561-655-2766 or

Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.
ESE Benefit Concert: Music Through the Decades Continues...
Olympic Heights High School ESE students
The event includes a special performance featuring songs through the decade. The event is produce by pianist Bob Weiner. $10. Olympic Heights Community High School, 20101 Lyons Road, Boca Raton. 561-883-8357 or

Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.
The Foreign Service Retirees Association (FSRA) of Florida
Africa - Problems, Promise and Potential
This dinner will feature Retired Ambassador James McGee as the speaker. FSRA consists of Florida residents who are retired from either the U.S. Foreign Service and other foreign affairs agencies or anyone who served abroad as representatives of the U.S. government. Delray Beach Marriott, 10 N. Ocean Blvd. 561-638-4217.

Nov. 8
Fourth annual Autumn Paws Pet Event
Center for Spiritual Living and Animal Rescues
The event will feature pet rescues, vendors, contests, relays, music, food, raffles, silent auction tables, pet blessings and more. 2 SW 12th Ave., Boca Raton. 561-368-8248.

Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.
Bow Wow and Meow
Tri County Animal Rescue
The second annual fundraiser will feature dog agility performances, live music, a special appearance by “The Ice Queen," raffles, drinks, appetizers and more. $20. Delray Marketplace, 9089 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 561-482-8110 or

Nov. 8 at 3 p.m.
Take Steps Walk
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
Walkers will lace up their sneakers and raise funds to fight digestive diseases. 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. 800-932-2423 or

Nov. 8 at 6 p.m.
Second annual Jewels & Jeans Gala
Bethesda Hospital West
This “dress-down” evening will include a barbeque dinner and dancing. $150. 9655 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach. 561-737-7733, ext. 84445 or

Nov. 8 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Annual Blue & Gold Bash
St. Clare Catholic School
This evening will celebrate the school's 50th anniversary and includes a special concert with Jason Cardinal. The evening will also include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, along with a silent and live auction. $60. The Bistro, 2133 South US Highway 1, Jupiter. 561-282-8968 or

Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Reach for the Stars - Kravis Royale: Cha Cha Ching Party!
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
The evening will include entertainment, gourmet food and cocktails on all four floors of the Kravis Center's Dreyfoos Hall lobby. There will be games, live Latin music and dancing. $60 per person; $50 for Young Friends members. 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-832-7469 or

Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Second annual Hope Bash Boca
Place of Hope at the Haven Campus
The bash will kick off with a cocktail reception, silent auction and the Hope VIP Reception followed by dinner, dancing and a live auction. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase exclusive $100 grab bags courtesy of Gregory Fried and Gregory's Fine Jewelry. Performance speed painter Tim Decker will provide live entertainment and the inaugural Hero of Hope Award will be presented to Jay DiPietro. $250. 20583 Boca W. Drive, Boca Raton. 561-483-0962 or

Nov. 8 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Eighth annual D’Art for Art
Lighthouse ArtCenter
Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a dash for a piece of art in the gallery. Event also includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and dinner by Little Moir’s Food Shack. $375. 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. 561-746-3101 or

Nov. 9 at 2 p.m.
Seventh annual Veterans Day Parade
Friends of Veterans Inc.
The parade starts promptly at 2 p.m. at North Clematis and South Tamarind, and ends at Centennial Square on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Free parking in all city garages. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. 561-316-7723 or

Nov. 9 at 3 p.m.
13th annual Kristallnacht Film Forum
March of the Living Fund
The featured film is “Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story.” Showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $10 in advance; $18 at the door. Jewish Federation West Boca campus, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton. 561-852-3126 or

Nov. 10 at 9:30 a.m.
Donna Klein Jewish Academy Tennis Extravaganza with Chris Evert
DKJA Eagles Athletics Booster Club
The event includes round-robin play, raffle drawings and a buffet luncheon. $175. 5400 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton. 561-852-5007 or