World LEADERS Conference
World LEADERS Group Inc.
This nonprofit organization is focused on the worldwide training of people from both the business and church sectors to become servant leaders and world changers. $495-$1,500. Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. www.worldleadersconference.com.
March 5 at 7 p.m.
Nagle Jewish Film Festival Screening: Saviors in the Night
Congregation B’Nai Israel
In her narrative, published in 1965, Marga Spiegel describes how courageous farmers in southern Munsterland hid her, her husband Seigfried and their little daughter Karin from 1943 until 1945. This act of kindness saved them from deportation to the extermination camps in the East. The film tells this story of survival with a sense for the absurd in daily life and Westphalian humor. $10 per film for non-members. 2200 Yamato Road, Boca Raton. 561-241-8118 or www.cbiboca.org.
March 6 at 2 p.m.
Jewish Opera Lives with Lehrman & Williams
Jewish Cultural Society at FAU
Leonard Lehrman, pianist, and Helene Williams, soprano, return to the sixth annual “Kultur Festival” with guest cantors Faith Steinsnyder and David Perper, tenor. The quartet will perform a unique concert of "Jewish Opera” in various languages. $13. Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. 800-564-9539 or www.fauevents.com.
March 6 at 6 p.m.
Gala Kick Off Party
SOS Children's Villages - Florida
The evening will feature wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres in preparation for the “Hope & Home” gala in April to benefit South Florida's foster children. Free. Guests are asked to bring an item or gift certificate for the upcoming gala. Sonoma House, 220 NE 11th St., Boca Raton. 954-420-5033 or www.sosflorida.com.
March 6 at 6 p.m.
The Pap Corps - Valencia Lakes Chapter
All funds raised will go directly to cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. There will be a silent auction featuring art, sculpture and other prizes. $93. The Addison, 2 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton. 561-731-5731.
March 6 and 8 at 8 p.m.
Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches
The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will host two special comedy nights featuring stand-up comedian Wendy Liebman March 6 in Palm Beach Gardens and March 8 in Boynton Beach. All proceeds will support children’s programming at the two locations of the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches. March 6: $65; 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. March 8: $36; 8500 Jog Road, Boynton Beach. 561-632-4406 or www.jcconline.com/comedynight.
March 7 at 11:30 a.m.
Love of Literacy Luncheon
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County
This annual luncheon raises awareness about the county's significant literacy needs and features a nationally known speaker. Past speakers included authors Ann Patchett and Pat Conroy, former First Lady Barbara Bush, and actors Danny Glover, Sean Astin and Henry Winkler. $125. Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts/Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561-921-4663 or www.literacypbc.org.
March 7 at 2 p.m.
Contemporary Paper Cutting in the Jewish Tradition with Beatrice Coron
Jewish Cultural Society at FAU
Acclaimed artist Beatrice Coron will focus on paper cutting in the Jewish tradition and examine how this art form intersects with world cultures. Born in France, Coron has lived in Egypt, Mexico and China. The event is being presented in collaboration with the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at the Wimberly Library. $10. Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. 800-564-9539 or www.fauevents.com.
March 7 from 7 to 11 p.m.
Shine the Light gala
This fifth annual event will feature music, dancing, an open bar, food, and live and silent auctions. Auction items include two tickets to the ESPY Awards, a trip to Kinsale in Ireland, two tickets to NBC’s “The Voice,” tickets to the American Music Awards and more. $150. Woodfield Country Club, 3650 Club Place, Boca Raton. www.kidsafefoundation.org.
March 8 at 7:45 p.m.
Annual Benefit Ball & Auction
Donna Klein Jewish Academy PTO
Highlights include both live and silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit the school’s academic and athletic programs and provide need-based financial assistance. $150. Polo Club Boca Raton, 5030 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton. 561-852-5007.
Fifth annual Sportsman’s Grand Jamboree
Boy Scouts of America
Known for interactive outdoor games, delectable bites and campfire favorites, the Jamboree in 2014 will marry nostalgic lakeside campfire memories with the elegance of Rybovich Yacht Marina as the sun sets over the Intracoastal Waterway. $150 per person/$250 per couple in advance; $200 per person at the door. Rybovich Yacht Marina, 4200 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-694-8585 or www.GulfStreamCouncil.org.
March 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Treasures and Plant Sale
Boca Raton Garden Club's (GRGC) charities
This gigantic sale offers gently used housewares, collectibles, home decor, jewelry and clothing as well as hundreds of healthy garden and house plants grown and nurtured by Garden Club members. These inexpensive plants include orchids, succulents, bougainvillea, bromeliads and many more varieties. Free. BRGC Clubhouse, 4281 NW 3rd Ave., Boca Raton. 561-395-9376 or www.bocaratongardenclub.org.
March 8 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Les Petits Collecteurs Dollhouse Miniatures Show and Sale
Kids in Distress and Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA)
The event features fine dealers, a large exhibit room, raffles, free Make It and Take It Demos and lunch facilities. The themed exhibit room will feature A Miniature Walk Through History, and an exhibit of entrances called Welcome to our World. There will be workshops March 7. Adults $5; children under 12 $2. Boca Raton Community Center, 150 NW Crawford Blvd., Boca Raton. 561-737-5416 or www.sites.google.com/site/lespetitsclub.
March 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
17th Annual Luncheon
Association for Community Counseling
The event will feature "edu-tainment" by Myrna Goldberger as Barbara Walters. Guests can help support the Association for Community Counseling, a nonprofit professional mental health organization. $55. Delray Beach Golf Club, 2200 Highland Ave. 561-638-0908 or www.AssociationforCommunityCounseling.org.
March 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
National League of American Pen Women
The day will feature art, books, music, jewelry, photos, crafts and raffles. Proceeds go toward scholarships for college women in the arts. $2. South County Civic Center, 16700 Jogo Road, Delray Beach. 561-400-1550 or www.bocapenwomen.org.
March 8 at 6 p.m.
The Main Event
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, will be the featured speaker at the Jewish Federation at this inaugural event. Clinton Global Initiative members have made nearly 2,300 commitments to action to improve more than 400 million lives in more than 180 countries. 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-242-6631 or www.jewishpalmbeach.org.
March 8 at 7 p.m.
Beth El Bash
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
The evening will include entertainment, delicious food and auction items to benefit Temple Beth El, enabling the continuation of scholarship funds for Early Childhood and religious school education as well as membership for those who are unable to afford it. $154. 333 SW 4th Ave., Boca Raton. 561-391-8900 or www.tbeboca.org/beth-el-bash.
March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Israeli Jazz Night with Kula and Hoch
FAU's Jewish Cultural Society
Aaron Kula, accordion, and Reuben Hoch, drums, will collaborate for the first with an all-star ensemble of jazz musicians from the Klezmer Company Orchestra and the Chassidic Jazz Project. The impromptu performance will feature some of the hits from Israelic and Chassidic song festivals during the past 50 years. $13. Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. 800-564-9539 or www.fauevents.com.
March 9 at 11 a.m.
10th annual Equestrian luncheon
This luncheon will benefit NPH USA and the special needs children of the NPFS Chateaublond Equestrian Center in Haiti. NHP USA supports abandoned and disadvantaged children with homes, healthcare and educational programs, making a positive impact in Latin America and the Caribbean. Lunch, wine and refreshments will be served, along with a silent auction in the VIP tent overlooking the International arenas. $70 per person; $400 per table. Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, 14440 Pierson Road, Wellington. 305-663-6211 or www.nphusa.org/equestrian.
March 9 at noon
Hanley Center Foundation
The family picnic will include a world-class horse-jumping competition, lunch, activities for the children and silent auctions. The disease of addiction affects the entire family. $195 for adults; $50 per child (7 to 17); Children 6 and younger, free. Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Wellington. 561-841-1048 or www.hanleycenter.org.
March 9 at 3 p.m.
Concert: Pianist Al Guastafeste
Boynton Woman's Club
Pianist Al Guastafeste will talk about and play music by George Gershwin, including “Rhapsody in Blue.” The presentation will cover Gershwin’s life from his start as a Tin Pan Alley pianist to becoming a famed composer of Broadway shows, movie music and classical compositions. $15. 1010 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. 561-369-2300 or www.boyntonwomansclub.com.
March 9 at 6 p.m.
28th annual Dinner Dance
There will be a live and silent auction. JARC Florida provides group homes, apartments and vocational training for adults with development disabilities. $250. Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton. 561-558-2572.
March 9 at 6 p.m.
12th annual Charity Auction Dinner
Urban Youth Impact
This is a deeply rooted, firmly planted experience of how inner-city youth are bearing good fruit thanks to the deep, firm roots they have grown at Urban Youth Impact. The evening features a silent auction followed by dinner and live auction. $175. The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-832-9220.
March 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Jan McArt’s New Play Readings
World Performing Arts Center at Lynn University
The four-part series will feature readings of McArt’s plays. March 10 will feature readings from “Shooting Star, The Disco Musical.” $10. Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. 561-237-9000 or www.events.lynn.edu.
March 11 at 10 a.m.
Westchester Hadassah of Boynton Beach
This meeting will celebrate the Purim holiday. Refreshments, including hamentashen, will be served. Free. South County Civic Center, Jog Road, Delray Beach. 561-642-2447.
March 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Altered EGOS: A Retrospective By Nancy Ellison
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
Photographer and author of 14 books Nancy Ellison brings to the gardens “altered EGOS: A Retrospective.” The photographer shares intimate photos of the famous, the political and the personal. Through April 13. $10. 2051 Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-832-5238.
March 12 at 11 a.m.
No Excuse for Abuse Luncheon
Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service
Gary and Jennifer Lesser & Peter and Barbara Sidel are co-chairs of this 10th anniversary luncheon featuring a keynote speaker, silent auction, and a program that educates the community about issues of domestic abuse. $150. Cohen Pavilion at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-238-0290 or www.jfcsonline.com.
March 12 at 11 a.m.
Mad Hatters Luncheon
American Red Cross
The theme for this event is The Roaring ‘20s: The Fun & the Fury. The South County Angels, founded in 1987, promotes and funds American Red Cross services, including disaster awareness, prevention and relief, through many educational, volunteer and social outreach programs. $60. Boca Raton Resort & Club, 17751 Boca Club Boulevard. 561-650-9102 or www.redcross.org.
March 12 at 4 p.m.
Community head shaving fundraiser
St. Baldrick's Foundation
A team of Akerman lawyers and staff will shave their heads in solidarity with child cancer patients, who have lost their hair through chemotherapy treatment, in an effort to raise funds and community awareness. The goal is to raise $60,000. ESPN Radio's Josh Cohen will broadcast live, from noon to 2 p.m. St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer organization that supports childhood cancer research. Free. Duffy's Sports Grill, 225 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 305-349-4946 or www.akerman.com/documents/res.asp?id=1885.
March 12 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Second Anniversary Celebration
The Plaza Theatre
Guests will enjoy cocktails and light bites, followed by short performances by the cast of “Rags and Mia Matthews’ tribute to Karen Carpenter.” The evening will conclude with a preview of Club Plaza, the theater’s newly added space. $125. The Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. 561-588-1820 or www.theplazatheatre.net.
March 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Delray Beach Home Tour
Achievement Centers for Children & Families
Hundreds of guests enjoy this exclusive tour through some of the area’s most distinctive residences, a catered luncheon and trolley service between homes. The event also features an extensive raffle that includes travel packages, fine jewelry, spa services and more. $100. Palm Trail Area, Delray Beach. 561-266-0003 or delrayhometour.com.
March 13 at 6 p.m.
The Muse Awards
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
The event will honor outstanding individuals for their contributions to the arts and cultural community in Palm Beach County. This year’s theme is “Fusion,” a blend of two divergent ideas to make something beautiful. $300 for non-members; $150 for members. 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-472-3340 or www.palmbeachculture.com.
March 13 at 6 p.m. .
Science on Tap
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
This event’s theme is “Visual perception: How our brains create the world we see.” Dr. William Bosking will lead an interactive discussion about how normal vision works and how vision is altered with disease or damage. Guests will also be able to interact with visual illusion experiments, including mapping of their blind spot and demonstrations about the importance of attention. Free. O'Shea's Irish Pub, 531 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-832-1988 or www.sfsciencecenter.org.
March 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Junior League of Boca Raton
This year’s theme is “Farm to Fork” and will focus on flavors that are local, fresh, sustainable and nutritious. Guests will enjoy a unique culinary experience where local chefs will put their best food forward with fresh and sustainable fare. In addition, the event will include a Flavors Marketplace, a chocolate dessert lounge, silent auction, live music and dancing. $75. Sonoma House, 220 NE 11th St., Boca Raton. 561-620-2553 or www.jlbr.org.
March 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Third annual Family Dinner and Auction
The Center for Family Services
Ironhorse Country Club will host a dinner that will include a silent auction with exclusive items. $28,000 was raised last year for The Center for Family Services, a 52-year-old nonprofit organization, focusing on strengthening families through counseling, education and homeless intervention. $75. 8055 Ironhorse Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-616-1257 or www.ctrfam.org.
March 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Annual gala: Come to the Cabaret
Palm Beach Dramaworks
This festive event will include a cocktail reception, entertainment, dinner and dancing. Proceeds benefit programs at Palm Beach Dramaworks. $500. Four Seasons Resort, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. 561-514-4042, ext. 106 or www.palmbeachdramaworks.org.
March 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Boca Museum of Art Benefit
Boca Museum of Art
The black-tie gala dinner features dinner, dancing, entertainment and a silent auction, with proceeds supporting fine art exhibitions and programs for adults and children. $375. Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton. 561-392-2500 or www.bocamuseum.org.
March 16 at 10 a.m.
Sisterhood of Temple Anshei Shalom
After the reading of the Megilah, which starts at 8:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, guests will enjoy brunch. The brunch will be followed by a Purim Shpiel. Proceeds benefit the temple. Reservation deadline is March 10. $15. 7099 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 561-495-1300.
March 16 at 3 p.m.
Eddie Shraybman: Purim Celebration
Congregation B’Nai Israel
Violinist Eddie Shraybman will perform, along with a pianist and vocalist. Shraybman is an internationally acclaimed violinist, who served as concertmaster for the Russian Symphony Orchestra in the former Soviet Union. $10. 2200 Yamato Road, Boca Raton. 561-241-8118 or www.cbiboca.org.
March 16 at 3 p.m.
Second annual Ducky Derby
Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches
At the derby, "adopted" rubber ducks will "swim" in a special duck pond staged near Dave's Last Resort in downtown Lake Worth. Around 3 p.m., random ducks will be plucked for the winning prize. Proceeds benefit Adopt-A-Family, which provides programs and services to local families in crisis. $5 to adopt a duck for a chance to win $5,000. Downtown Lake Worth. 561-253-1361 or www.duckrace.com/aaf-lakeworth.
March 16 at 3 p.m.
My Author is My Hero Day
A Walk on Water
Eight local authors will participate for “Autism Awareness Month.” There will be a screening of the movie "Temple Grandin," starring Golden Globe winner Claire Danes. 50 percent of author sales on this day will be donated to the Boca Raton Walk on Water Fund. $5. 2 SW 12th Ave., Boca Raton. 561-483-2054 or www.awalkonwater.com.
March 16 at 6 p.m.
Cocktails, Dinner and Entertainment
Magen David Adom (MDA) in Israel
American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) support the lifesaving work efforts of MDA in Israel. MDA teams of trained volunteer and professional medical responders provide the nation's pre-hospital emergency medical care. $250. St. Andrew's Country Club, Boca Raton. 561-835-0510 or www.afmda.org.
March 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Ultimate Chefs' Dinner
United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida
Three chefs will unite to collaborate and create a unique and elegant dining experience. Each chef will prepare and present a dish paired with wine, provided by Republic National Distributing Company. A meet and greet with all the chefs will follow, once all courses have been served and live entertainment will also be provided. $150. The Yacht and Racquet Club, 2711 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. 954-315-4057 or www.ucpsouthflorida.org.
March 17 from 10 a.m. to noon
National Council of Jewish Women, SE Atlantic Section
Dr. Caren Neile, a professional storyteller and affiliate professor at FAU, will host a lecture to celebrate the work of Roslyn Bresnick Perry. Perry is an internationally acclaimed storyteller who was born in Belarus. In conjunction with Dr. Neile, she published a collection of stories of her childhood in a lost world. Free. Valencia Falls Clubhouse, 13375 Valencia Grand Blvd., Delray Beach. 561-495-2980 or www.ncjw.org.
March 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Book of Hope Luncheon
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
The luncheon will feature an online and silent auction including jewelry, gift baskets and trips. It will also feature a celebrity speaker. $125. Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton. 561-218-2929 or www.ccfa.org.
March 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Razzle Dazzle Fashion Show
The fashion show will feature professional commentary, professional models, clothes from 12 high-end shops, lunch, live music and prizes for every table. $55. Gleneagles Country Club, 7667 Victory Lane, Delray Beach. 561-496-2283 or www.hadassah.org.
March 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Art on the Road: Boca Raton
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
This season, the Cultural Council is bringing the people to art with exclusive bus tours. Many of these art galleries and studios are not open to the public, making for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet fascinating collectors, artists and owners of some of the most well-known venues in Palm Beach County. $50 for non-members; $40 for members. 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth. 561-472-3342 or www.palmbeachculture.com.
March 18 at 1 p.m.
Reunion dinner and golf outing
JCC of Metro Detroit
The event will raise money for scholarships for needy families and honor the memory of Phil Minkin. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. $80 for dinner; $100 for games, lunch and dinner; $190 for golf. 19909 Boca West Drive # 3201, Boca Raton. 248-210-8489 or www.jccdet.org.
March 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Country Club Chef Showdown North
Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation
It’s an Iron-Chef-style competition (country club style), where each chef creates a signature dish using the same main ingredient, and be judged by a panel of experts. The winning club will host next year’s event. $200. The Club at Admirals Cover, 200 Admirals Cove Blvd., Jupiter. 561-265-6042.
Flower Show: Our Beautiful Cities
Boca Raton Garden Club's Charities
This event will express the joy and pleasure of gardening and floral design. Exhibits are designed to create an atmosphere of artistic expression and innovation as well as education. March 21 from 1 to 4 p.m.; March 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. 4281 NW 3rd Ave., Boca Raton. 561-395-9376 or www.bocaratongardenclub.org.
March 21 at 6 p.m.
The Power of Hope gala
A Spring of Hope
The gala will feature an elegant “South African Braai” grilled dinner with sundowner drinks and appetizers at dusk on a game drive. A wine tasting of South African wines will be presented during dinner. Guests will also bid on unique live auction items, including an all expenses paid 10-day trip to the Kruger area in South Africa and staying at two five-star lodges. Other packaged items include a musical dinner with Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks, private flying lessons, a St. Maarten vacation and South African art. $150. Seagate Country Club, 3600 Hamlet Drive, Delray Beach. Joanne@aspringofhope.org.
March 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All People's Day
Guests will enjoy different performances of dance, music and social theater, spanning the globe, in 15-minute intervals. Prizes donated by local businesses will be raffled off. Kid’s workshop from 9:30 to 11 a.m. will teach children to make craft dough people, illustrating that all people are made from the same materials and should therefore be treated with equal respect. The main event will start at 11 a.m. Free. Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd St., Delray Beach. 561-495-9818 or www.allpeoplesday.org.
March 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Boating & Beach Bash
Individuals with intellectual and physical challenges, their caregivers and family members are invited to enjoy 30-minute boat rides aboard dozens of yachts. The event also offers admission to the park, a BBQ lunch, entertainment and activities for children and adults, including a Kids Fun Zone, exhibits and dancing. Free. Spanish River Park, 3100 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. www.boatingbeachbash.com.
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