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 info@zontabocaraton.org.

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 www.faulkcenterforcounseling.org.

Through Dec. 12
Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Toy Drive
Bethesda Memorial Hospital East and The Lord’s Place
The Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Department is now accepting new, unwrapped toys for children that will be spending their holidays in Bethesda Memorial Hospital East and The Lord’s Place. Toys will be delivered Christmas Eve by fire personnel. The fire stations are located at: 100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd., 2615 W. Woolbright Road, 3501 N. Congress Ave., 1919 S. Federal Highway and 2080 High Ridge Road. 561-742-6337 or LandressM@bbfl.us.

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 www.lighthousearts.org.

Nov. 26 at 6 p.m.
Happy Thanksgiving Hour
Hello Perfect
Meet influential people in the community while supporting a cause and starting Thanksgiving early. Proceeds benefit Hello Perfect's educational programs, which build healthy self-esteem in kids, teens and young adults. $10, includes entrance to Salt7, appetizers and drink specials. Salt7, 32 SE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach. 561-310-9808 or www.helloperfect.com.

Nov. 30 at 8 a.m.
Muscles and Mustaches
Movember Foundation
This workout and strongman competition will include other activities to raise funds and awareness for men's health. 151 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton. 703-338-8008.

Dec. 1 at 11:30 a.m.
ArtSmart Lunch & Learn
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
This lunch and interview will launch the biography of Alexander W. Dreyfoos, who will talk about his life's work and his soon-to-be-released book "Alexander W. Dreyfoos: Passion & Purpose." $75. 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org.

Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.
Holiday Trunk Show
Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
The trunk show will feature more than 30 specialty vendors offering a variety of gift items including original jewelry, fine accessories, home décor, holiday ornaments and decorations, toys, men’s and ladies clothing fashions, and more. $85, including cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. 800 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 204, West Palm Beach. 561-683-3287 or www.bgcpbc.org.

Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.
Business Casual Golf Lessons
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
Enjoy a series of innovative, casual, activity-based networking opportunities for women looking to build their professional and community alliances. This event will include networking while learning how to play golf. $45. 1400 SW 65th Ave., Boca Raton. 561-852-3128 or www.jewishboca.org.

Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.
Annual Tree Lighting
Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches
This annual tree lighting celebration event will celebrate 30 years of Angel Tree with live entertainment, a cocktail reception, a holiday dinner, and live auction featuring Tim Luke from HGTV's “Cash in the Attic” as guest auctioneer. The evening will also include the lighting of Adopt-A-Family's “Angel Tree.” $300. 1338 N. Lake Way, Palm Beach. 561-253-1361 or www.adoptafamilypbc.org.

Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.
Leadership Gifts Event
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
Michael Oren, Former Israeli Ambassador to the US, will be the keynote speaker at this celebration of outstanding donors. The evening includes cocktail receptions and dinner. $150. 17557 W. Claridge Oval, Boca Raton. 561-852-3342 or www.jewishboca.org.

Dec. 4 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Clematis by Night: Holiday Edition
City of West Palm Beach
The City of West Palm Beach will ring in the holiday season with a lighting of the 35-ft. tree made from 600 tons of sand. This event is part of the city’s Clematis by Night concert series and kicks off Sandi Land, a month-long celebration on the waterfront. Guests can view four 25-ton sand sculptures surrounding Sandi the tree, play a round of nine-hole Peppermint Putt-Putt, create a Florida-style snowman in Snowieville and more. This special evening will also feature a holiday gift boutique in the Lake Pavilion, kids activities, food vendors and more. Santa will be on hand for photos from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and the Motowners, JT Hodges and Ryan Cabrera are set to perform. West Palm Beach waterfront. 561-822-1515 or www.wpb.org/events.

Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.
Archival Evening
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County
The event honors Addison Cairns Mizner, one of the leading architects responsible for the Mediterranean Revival style. The evening will include cocktail hour, dinner and dancing, and the unveiling of the “Archival” exhibition featuring Mizner. $650 per person; $1,150 for host committee ticket. 215 Peruvian Ave., Palm Beach. 561-832-4164, ext. 106 or www.historicalsocietypbc.org.

Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.
Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures Gala pre-event reception
Food For The Poor
This is a celebration in preparation for Food For The Poor's “Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures” gala to take place Jan. 22 at The Mar-a-Lago Club. Kaufmann de Suisse, 210 Worth Ave., Palm Beach. 1-888-404-4248.

Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.
Fall Showcase and General Meeting
LAKES and Trails Chapters of the Brandeis National Committee
This event will highlight the season's study groups and special events. Guest speaker will be Congresswoman Lois Frankel. South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach. 561-364-8805.

Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.
S.I.L.K. trunk show
Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s Go Pink Challenge
During this trunk show, purchases made will be discounted 10%, with another 10% donated to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s Go Pink Challenge for their ongoing efforts to treat and care for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Evelyn & Arthur, 3011 Yamato Road, Boca Raton. 561-572-0900 or www.evelynandarthur.com.

Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Wee Dream Ball
Florence Fuller Child Development Centers
The funds raised help support the agency provide child and family education and support services for low-to-moderate income families. $250. 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton. 561-391-7274 or www.florencefullercenters.org.

Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
44th annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Concert
Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
The ceremony will include the lighting of a 50-ft Christmas tree, a Menorah display and a concert featuring Wonderama at 7 p.m. Guests will also enjoy a photo op with Santa, children’s activities, holiday vendors and more. Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre, 129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. 561-742-6246 or www.CatchBoynton.com.

Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.
Eighth annual Festival of Trees Gala: Honoring Our 50 States
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
Guests will enjoy gourmet food and drink, a synchronized water and light show, live “strolling” entertainment, music and more. $25 artistically decorated trees will honor Americana and the 50 states. $250. 2051 Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-832-5238 or www.ansg.org.

Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.
Dinner Dance
MorseLife
The dinner dance supports the nonprofit's mission of providing exceptional care to seniors of Palm Beach County. $750. 1100 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. 561-687-5749 or www.morselife.org.

Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.
Dreyfoos School of the Arts Prism Concert
Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation
This gala holiday concert, performed by students, is presented by Sue and James Patterson. $20-$45. 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-805-6298.

Dec. 6-13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Festival of Trees
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
For one week, the community can view a variety of decorated trees featuring an “Americana” theme. $15 for adults; $7 for children. 2051 Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-832-5328 or www.ansg.org.

Dec. 6 at 9 a.m.
Deck the Palms Holiday Market
Junior League of the Palm Beaches
Shoppers will have access to more than 100 specialty vendors. There will also be an interactive winter-themed kids zone and raffle giveaways. $10 for general admission; $25 for VIP. 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-689-7590 or www.shopdeckthepalms.com.

Dec. 6 at 3 p.m.
44th annual Holiday Parade
Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
The parade will travel north along Federal Highway, from SE 12th Street to Ocean Avenue. Highlights include local high school marching bands, costumed characters, floats, drill teams, dance groups and a special appearance by Santa. Boynton Beach. 561-742-6246 or www.CatchBoynton.com.

Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.
The White Rose Gala
West Palm Beach Chapter of the Links Incorporated
The event will feature a performance by Grammy nominee Chante’ Moore. The PGA National Resort & Spa will also offer discounted rates for the weekend. $150. 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-762-6801.

Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.
LIFE's 21st annual Lady in Red Gala
LIFE's partnership with American Humane Association
Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing and entertainment from Martin Short. $700; $500 for guests 45 years and younger. 1100 S. Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach. 561-582-8083 or www.life-edu.org.

Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
River of Grass Gala
Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades
The holiday-lights cruise includes dinner, entertainment, dancing and live auction. The event supports the restoration and preservation of the greater Everglades ecosystem and its historic “River of Grass” through science-based education and outreach programs. $500 donation. City of West Palm Beach Waterfront Docks, West Palm Beach. 561-233-9004.

Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.
Circus at the Center
Center for Creative Education
Bruce Sutka transforms the center into a “Center Ring” with a live band, dancing and preview of the musical "Tuck Everlasting," plus cocktails, food and circus-themed entertainers. $300 per individual; $550 for 2; $2,750 per table of 10. 425 24th Street, West Palm Beach. 561-805-9927 or www.cceflorida.org.

Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.
JAFCO Annual Jacob's Ladder Gala
JAFCO
The black-tie event raises funds for abused, neglected and children with developmental disabilities. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Claire and Gerald Manowitz. $300. 5400 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton. 954-315-8696.

Dec. 7 at 9 a.m.
Closing Day of Exhibition
West Palm Beach Library Foundation
Star Spangled Heroes honors Palm Beach County Veterans with a day in commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Free. 411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-868-7715.

Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.
Open House
Temple Anshei Shalom
Meet members of the clergy and the executive board; and learn about incentives, services, programs and events. Refreshments will be served. RSVP required. 7099 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 561-495-1300 or www.templeansheishalom.org.

Dec. 7 at 3 p.m.
12th annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert
Lynn University Friends of the Conservatory of Music
This holiday-themed show will feature students and faculty. $35 for general admission. Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. 561-237-9000 or events.lynn.edu.

Dec. 7 at 4 p.m.
Farm-to-Table Al Fresco Dinner Event
Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches
This inaugural “Swank Table” event features fresh food. 155. 14311 N. Road, Loxahatchee. 561-253-1361 or www.adoptafamilypbc.org.

Dec. 7 at 4 p.m.
Holiday Concert: Nova Singers
Nova Southeastern University
The Nova Singers will perform Christmas and Hanukah choral selections including Randall Bass’ “Gloria,” Dan Forrest’s “Arise, Shine” and more. $15. Trinity Lutheran Church, 400 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. 561-212-2112 or www.nova.edu/novasingers.

Dec. 7 at 5 p.m.
Wild for Wildlife
South Florida Wildlife Center (SFWC)
The cocktail reception will feature vegan cuisine, a silent auction and wildlife photography of patients from the SFWC taken by photographer Aaron Ansarov. $200. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. 954-524-4302, ext. 25 or www.southfloridawildlifecenter.org.

Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.
Puttin’ for Pajamas
Pajama Program
This nonprofit collects new pajamas and books for children in group homes. The event will raise funds to help support these children who are waiting to be adopted. $20. 350 NE 5th Ave., Delray Beach. 561-450-6162 or www.puttnaround.net.

Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
Messiah
FAU Department of Music
FAU student and alumni choral groups will present the 270-year-old holiday musical tradition. $15. University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. 800-564-9539 or www.fauevents.com.

Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
Holiday Concert: Winter Tapestry
Young Singers of the Palm Beaches
Enjoy a seasonal choral performance featuring the voices of more than 350 young people. $11-$41. 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-659-2332 or www.yspb.org.

Dec. 8 at 9 a.m.
Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament
Boca West Chapter of the Pap Corps
Enjoy a day filled with gifts, raffles and an auction. $295 for golf ; $195 for tennis; $150 for the evening. Glades Road, Boca Raton. www.bwcrc.org.

Dec. 8 at noon
Opening Luncheon
Yachad Hadassah
This luncheon will feature a unique boutique and Gary Goodman, illusionist and mind reader. $100. 54 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton. 561-637-9537.

Dec. 9 at 9 a.m.
Third annual Palm Beach County Drug Abuse Summit
Hanley Center Foundation
Co-hosted by Hanley Center Foundation, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation, the event will feature a discussion about mental illness and substance abuse. Panelists include prominent members of the healthcare and law enforcement communities, scientists, elected officials, educators and other community leaders. Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, One Max Planck Way, Jupiter. 561-625-6641 or www.hanleycenterfoundation.org/summit.

Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.
Counseling Christmas Tea
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach Inc.
Guests will enjoy a Chinese auction at 2 p.m.; followed by a performance from a children's choir. $100. 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach. 561-630-2695 or www.diocesepb.org.

Dec. 10 at 10 a.m.
Annual Opportunity Luncheon
Opportunity Early Learning Center
The day will include a silent auction and festive holiday boutique, followed by a luncheon and entertainment from a local school choir and the Children of Opportunity. The Winifred Anthony Award will be awarded to members who represent the spirit of Opportunity Inc. and demonstrate the continued support that enables the center and the families it serves to thrive. $150. 7131 Quail Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-712-9221 or www.Opportunitypbc.org.

Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m.
75th annual Library Association Meeting
Delray Beach Public Library
This annual meeting open to the public will feature the re-election of board members and the nomination of new members. There will also be a discussion of upcoming events including “Laugh with the Library, Chapter 9” taking place Jan. 30 at the Delray Beach Marriott at 7:30 p.m. The evening will also include food, drink, casual attire, and performances by comedian Paul Mecurio and music director Robert White-Davis accompanied by students from the Gulfstream School. 100 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 561-266-0799 or www.delraylibrary.org.

Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
20th anniversary Luncheon & Boutique
Unicorn Children’s Foundation
Guests will have the opportunity to get their holiday shopping done early with items from exclusive vendors. The event will also honor the Rosenblooms, founding family of the Unicorn Children’s Foundation, for their 20 years of dedication and philanthropy. $250. The Mar-a-Lago Club, 1100 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. 561-620-9377 or www.unicornchildrensfoundation.org/luncheon.

Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Annual Gala: The Art Of…
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS)
Experience the art of help, hope, and humanity as JFS honors Shirley and Barton Weisman with the 2014 Rales Humanitarian of the Year Award, and David Katzman with the Corporate Leadership Award. $500. 17557 Claridge Oval Wet, Boca Raton. 561-852-5013 or www.ralesjfs.org.

Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
43rd annual Christmas Ball
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
The evening includes holiday lights, garlands, festive Christmas trees and decorations around the club. There will also be a receiving line of pets greeting guests as they arrive on the red carpet. $500. 1338 N. Lake Way, Palm Beach. 561-472-8845 or www.peggyadams.org.

Dec. 11 at 7 a.m.
Chai Society Reception
Alpert Jewish Family and Children's Service
The reception will honor donors who make a gift of $5,000 or more to the AJFCS Annual Fund. Palm Beach. 561-238-0290 or www.jfcsonline.com.

Dec. 11 at 9 a.m.
Holiday Boutique
Donna Klein Jewish Academy PTO
Guests will shop an array of vendors including jewelry, clothing and more. Free. 9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton. 561-852-6042.

Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.
Soulful Tastings
Spady Cultural Heritage Museum
Guests will enjoy a menu of soul food appetizers. There will also be food paired with wines from African American owned vineyards for a soulful experience. $50 in advance; $60 at the door. 180 NE 1st St., Delray Beach. 561-279-8883.

Dec. 13 at 8:31 a.m.
Breakfast with Santa
Boca Raton Children's Museum
The event includes breakfast, snow, train rides, crafts and pictures with Santa. Advance registration is required. $10. 498 Crawford Blvd., Boca Raton. 561-368-6875 or www.cmboca.org.

Dec. 13 at 11 a.m.
Third annual Holiday Shopping Spree
Project Zawadi - Expanding Horizons
More than 60 vendors will be on hand for the "Frozen in Florida!" themed event. Guests will browse a variety of products ranging from jewelry to handmade personalized gifts to bath products and more. There will also be a bake sale, a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. South Olive Community Center, 345 Summa St., West Palm Beach. 561-798-4913 or www.projectzawadi.wix.com/expandinghorizons.

Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Madrigal Dinner
FAU Choral Vocal Studies Program
The evening will include pageantry, entertainment, a savory feast and music. This event is modeled after the feasts of the Renaissance. Guests are invited to dress in period costumes. $100. 100 NE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton. 561-297-2337. www.fau.edu.

Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
26th annual Lumen Christi Gala
Catholic Education in the Diocese of Palm Beach
The annual dinner dance benefits the diocese's 17 Catholic schools which serve more than 6,000 students. $350. 1 South County Road, Palm Beach. 561-775-9520 or www.diocesepb.org/lumenchristi.

Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.
Holiday Movies in the Park
Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
Enjoy a holiday movie under the stars for a family night out. Don’t forget to bring a beach chair or blanket. Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre, 129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. 561-742-6246 or www.CatchBoynton.com.