Second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.
Zonta Club of Boca Raton
The organization of businesswomen meets for dinner. Holiday Inn, 2809 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach. 561-482-1013 or email@example.com.
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.
Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County
Teams of three will compete for the first place trophy while raising awareness of literacy efforts in Palm Beach County. $1,000 for teams of three. Harriet Himmel Theater, 600 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-279-9103 or www.LiteracyPBC.org.
Oct. 16 at 7 a.m.
21st Annual ACTS Charities Golf Tournament
ACTS Retirement-Life Communities
The event will benefit Boca Raton seniors in need. The tournament includes a continental breakfast with registration at 7 a.m., a shotgun scramble at 8 a.m. and an award luncheon/raffle at noon. $125 per golfer. Via Mizner Golf & Country Club, 6200 Boca Del Mar Drive, Boca Raton. 561-362-8377 or www.ACTSretirement.org.
Oct. 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Candidates' Forum/Dimensional Harmony Concert
The Boynton Beach Community High School will host a Candidate’s Forum to provide the local community information and insight on the upcoming local elections. It will feature opposing candidates and will be monitored by the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County. Boynton Beach High School, 4975 Park Ridge Blvd., Boynton Beach. 561-306-5868 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 16 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Eighth annual PR YAK-YAK party
Gold Coast Public Relations Council (GCPRC) and PRSA-Palm Beach
Public relations and marketing professionals as well as local print, broadcast and online journalists will gather to network and raise funds. The event will benefit GCPRC and PRSA-Palm Beach, which is dedicated to providing programs, tools and activities that benefit its members both professionally and personally. $20 for members; $25 for non-members. Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar, 82 Gleason St., Delray Beach. 561-278-1700 or www.cranesbeachhouse.com.
Oct. 16 through Nov. 2.
Performance: Exceptions to Gravity
The Plaza Theatre
Avner Eisenberg, also known as “Avner The Eccentric,” will perform his latest one-man show. $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 www.theplazatheatre.net.
Palm Beach Bike Jockeys Pizza Party
Comprehensive AIDS Program/Foundcare
The event will raise funds for the “SMART Ride,” a two day/165 mile annual bicycle ride from Miami to Key West to raise awareness and funds for the Comprehensive AIDS Program of Palm Beach County and other HIV/AIDS organizations throughout the state. On Your Mark Performance Center, 819 N. Federal Highway, Lake Park. 561-472-9160 or www.foundcare.org.
Oct. 17 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Learn: Meet the Navigators
Jupiter Medical Center
Patient Navigators provide an array of services to help navigate through the healthcare system. They provide education on screening guidelines and medical conditions, link to providers, conduct health risk assessments and help develop goals to improve health, link to area resources, act as an advocate and more. 1226 S. Dixie Highway, Jupiter. 561-263-2893 or www.jupitermed.com/events-lectures.
Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County
The evening will include a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, dancing featuring Zazz Events and a live auction. $175. The Club at Boca Pointe, 7144 Boca Pointe Drive, Boca Raton. 561-750-1500.
Oct. 18 at 9 a.m.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
American Cancer Society
The annual event unites the community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about ways to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer, and raise money to support American Cancer Society continue with breast cancer research, information and support, and added access to care. Meyer Ampitheatre, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach. 561-650-0136 or www.makingstrideswalk.org/palmbeachfl.
Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.
American Lung Association
Delray Bash attendees will enjoy signature creations from Palm Beach County’s unique dining destinations accompanied by select wine samplings and spirits provided by Premier Beverage. In addition, the event will feature a wine garden, a beer pavilion with varieties to choose from, entertainment from local businesses and live music for entertainment and dancing. $50 in advance; $60 at the door. 50 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach. 561-640-9504 or www.thedelraybash.com.
Oct. 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Annual Luncheon & Boutique
National Council of Jewish Women - SE Atlantic Section
The luncheon will feature David J Pollay, author of "The Law of the Garbage Truck,” as the speaker. Delray Beach resident Arlene Davidson will be presented with the Hannah G. Solomon Award for her service and commitment to NCJW. $65 for members; $70 for guests. Boca Raton Marriott, 5150 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton. 561-495-2980 or www.NCJW-sea.org.
Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.
2014 Judge Learned Hand Award Dinner
AJC Palm Beach County
This cocktail reception and dinner will honor attorney Gary S. Lesser, managing partner of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith for his work in the field of personal injury. Guest speaker will be terrorism expert Dr. Mathew Levitt, director of Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence from The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Kravis Center, Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-994-7286 or www.ajc.org/palmbeachlearnedhand.
Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.
Fall Author Luncheon
The luncheon is hosted by the South Palm Beach/North Broward Chapter of JAFCO and will feature author Bethanie Gorny. $60. Addison Reserve Country Club, 7201 Addison Reserve Blvd., Delray Beach. 561-735-3235 or www.jafco.org.
Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.
Surviving in Style
The Pap Corps
The Pap Corps and Bloomingdale's Boca Raton are partnering to create a day of fashion, beauty and shopping to raise research funds for all cancers. The day will also feature author Marisa Acocella Marchetto of “Cancer Vixen” and fine art photographer Bob Carey, co-founder of the Tutu Project. Bloomingdale's will be donating 10% of tracked purchases to The Pap Corps. $10. Bloomingdale's, 5840 Glades Road, Boca Raton. 561-738-5061 or www.thepapcorps.org.
Oct. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Opening reception: In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
Guests will discover the art and culture of Alexander’s empire through an exhibition of classical antiquities (500 BC - 400 CE) from renowned collector Elke Brockway. Exhibit runs Oct. 22-Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; $5 for students; free for members. Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, 2051 Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-832-5328 or www.ansg.org.
Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Sun Sentinel’s Party in Pink
Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and more while honoring the 2014 Sun Sentinel Life’s Victories survivors. The event will bring awareness and support to the fight against breast cancer. $65. 110 Tower, 110 SE 6th St., #3000, Fort Lauderdale. www.sunsentinel.com/pinktix.
Oct. 24-26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Show and Sale
Delray Beach Orchid Society
Guests will enjoy displays of orchids from Thailand, Philippines, South America, Guatemala and Florida. The event will also include potting supplies, benches, crystal ware, jewelry and juried art display by fifth grade students from Banyan Creek Elementary School. $5. Old School Square Vintage Gymnasium, Delray Beach. 561-573-2422 or www.delraybeachorchidsociety.com.
Oct. 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Crossroads Financial Sixth annual Golf Tournament
March of Dimes
Crossroads Financial invites executives of factoring and asset-based lender industries to participate in the tournament. $250; ticket includes greens fees, cart fees, lunch buffet, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and admission to closing cocktail reception and awards. 4645 White Cedar Lane, Delray Beach. 561-994-5558 or www.crossroadsfinancial.dojiggy.com.
Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
11th annual Go Pink Luncheon
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Stacy London will be the keynote speaker. London is the former co-host of TLC’s "What Not to Wear," style commentator on the Today Show, New York Times best-selling author and breast cancer advocate. The event raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer at the hospital’ s Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute. $150. Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real. 561-955-4142 or www.brrh.com.
Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebrate the Tatas Gala Luncheon
Florida Atlantic Region of Hadassah
This fundraiser will support Hadassah's breast cancer research and cure initiative. The luncheon will honor Dr. Kathy Shilling and Dr. Joseph A. Colletta and feature Israeli entertainer Shalva Berti. $100. Congregation B'nai Israel, 2200 Yamato Road, Boca Raton. 561-498-1012 or www.hadassah.org/far.
Oct. 26 at noon
23rd annual A Princely Affair Luncheon and Performance
Boca Ballet Theatre
The event kicks off the 2014-2015 season of dance. The afternoon will include dining, dance, raffle prizes and silent auction items. $90 for adults; $45 for children 13 and under. Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E Camino Real. 561-995-0709 or www.bocaballet.org.
Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m. registration; 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.
Levis JCC Golf Classic
Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center
The classic will feature18 holes of golf and a post-play reception honoring individuals and foursomes for their accomplishments on the golf course. The day will conclude with cocktails and dinner and an awards ceremony. Proceeds will directly benefit programs of the Levis JCC. $350 per person, $1,500 per foursome. Addison Reserve Country Club, 7201 Addison Reserve Blvd., Delray Beach. 561-852-3257 or www.levisjcc.org.
Oct. 27 at 11:30 a.m.
Third annual Golf Classic
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
Hosted by the Science Center’s Young Professional Organization and co-chaired by Heath Randolph and Val Perez, the day will include an 18-hole tournament, luncheon and awards ceremony. $300 per player; $600 per team. Mayacoo Lakes Country Club, 9697 Mayacoo Club Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-370-7738 or www.sfsciencecenter.org.
Oct. 27 at noon
Tee Up for Disabilities Charity Golf Invitational
The Arc of Palm Beach County and Palm Beach Habilitation Center
Golfers will have the opportunity to play at an elite private club while helping people in the community. $500. Trump International Golf Club, 3505 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-842-3213 or www.arcpbc.org.
Palm Beach County
Second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.