Easter Events 2017

Easter Egg Hunt on April 8th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Delray Marketplace. Free.
South Florida Parenting’s Eggapalooza on April 9th at 11 a.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater. $8 per person. Babies under 18 months are free. Cash only.
Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny at Town Center Mall, March 24th through April 15th. Go to simon.noerrbunny.com to reserve your appointment.
Lady Bug Release, Easter Egg Hunt and Ice Cream Social on April 15th at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church
Lynn University Egg Hunt on April 15th at 12:30 p.m. Hunt for more than 10,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. Bring your own basket. Admission and parking free. Lacrosse game at 1 p.m. Lynn University is located at 3601 N. Military Trail in Boca.
 

Grow to Give at Congregation B'nai Israel

locksofloveOn November 6, 2016, approximately 30 women, teen and child members and friends of Congregation B’nai Israel will cut and donate their hair at the second biannual “Grow to Give” event. The hair will be made into wigs for women and children undergoing cancer treatment. The women have been growing out their hair for several months in preparation. Hundreds of people are expected to attend to watch the hair cutting ceremony and enjoy the family-centered activities.
“Grow to Give” is the brainchild of Rabbi Marci R. Bloch of Congregation B’nai Israel. The participants, including Rabbi Bloch, have grown their hair out and will donate it to either Locks of Love (10 inches) or Pantene Beautiful Lengths (8 inches). Rabbi Bloch started Grow to Give in 2014 after losing yet another member of the synagogue to cancer. All proceeds from the event will go to cancer research. Hairstylists will donate their time to cut hair and provide blowouts to the donors. pantene
In addition, event sponsor, Bauman Medical Group, a hair restoration center for both men and women, will be providing information about how the wigs are made for cancer patients. There will be family activities, including making your own super hero masks, mini manicures, face painting, and much more. DJ Beauty and the Beat will entertain the crowd and play games with the kids, lunch will be available for a $10 donation, and there will be a raffle with amazing prizes for additional donations.
For more information on CBI, visit www.cbiboca.org or call 561-241-8118.

Author to Speak at Loggers' Run Middle School

charlie_POSTERLocal author Haley Marguerite Mariano will be discussing and signing her new book Charlie Takes an Adventure at Loggers’ Run Middle School on November 30th. The discussion will take place at 10 a.m. and includes students, friends, family and press. Those who attend the book signing will get a copy of her the book for $14.95. The book is also available for pre-order on Amazon at $19.95, so the price at the event is a bargain.
The book is about an adventurous penguin named Charlie. Charlie has no one to play with, nothing to do and winter lasts a real long time.  Charlie hops on a plane to Florida hoping that will make him happy. But while he is in Florida, on numerous occasions, his trip doesn’t go the way Charlie planned. He seeks the advice of a fortune teller hoping she can point him in the right direction.
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Ms. Mariano has lived in the Logger’s Run community since 1998 and attended Water’s Edge Elementary, Loggers’ Run Middle School, Don Estridge Middle School and West Boca High School. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Multimedia Journalism from Lynn University. A self-driven entrepreneur, in her free time she may be writing children’s books, running along Boca Raton’s beautiful Spanish River beach, or volunteering in the greater Palm Beach County. She holds affliations with the American Cancer Society, Boca Helping Hands and Hospice by the Sea.
Accomplished with the spoken and written word, Haley has years of Toastmasters International experience. The vivacious author is the face behind Social Inspired Leader, which has developed a large following. Join Haley (and Charlie!) as she “takes the adventure” of a motivational speaking career at www.SocialInspiredLeader.com.
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The publisher is TriMark Press in Deerfield Beach.

Shriek Week is Coming!


Shriek Week at Sugar Sand Park starts on October 16th. There are many exciting activities including a Haunted House, Haunted Walkthrough, indoor blacklight games, a Giant LED Robots and DJ Show, and train rides. Another special event this week is the 4th Annual Kids’ Scary Film Festival. The festival features films from young filmmakers ages 6-17.
If you want to go to The Haunted House, you must reserve tickets ahead of time. The Haunted House is Oct 16, 17, 23 and 24 from 6 to 11 p.m and is for ages 7-12. There is a lite nite for ages 5-12 on Oct 22nd from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 per person. Call 561-347-3948.
Back by popular demand, the Giant LED Robots & DJ Show is only on October 16th and 17th from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is free. The interactive show features GIANT stiltwalking LED lighted robots who dance and shoot CO2 air cannons.
The Amazing Mr. A Magic Show is Oct 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Oct 23 and 24 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mr. A is a comedian, magician and ventriloquist. The trick or treat trail is free and takes place every night. The Park provides a bag and the candy.
For more information, go to http://www.sugarsandpark.org/shriek-week or call 561-347-3948. Sugar Sand Park is located at 300 S. Military Trail in Boca Raton.
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Fit Foodz Cafe Celebrates 4 Year Anniversary

4 year anniversaryFit Foodz Cafe in the Reserve Shopping Center on Clint Moore Road is celebrating their 4 year anniversary on Tuesday, September 29th. They will be having special promotions throughout the day along with raffle prizes. UFC Fighter Stefan Struve will make an appearance also.
The Cafe offers a variety of healthy food including soups, salads, shakes and more. Their specialty is a 10 meal weekly plan for $80 for those who want delicious, fresh and quick meals.
Read our previous article about them.  http://westbocanews.com/2014/07/01/fit-foodz-cafe-in-the-reserve/5447
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Walk to End Alzheimer's

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The Boca Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Sunday, September 27th in Mizner Park Amphitheater. There is no registration fee to enter the walk. The Walk raises funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. Their goal is to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization.
Registration for the walk starts at 7:30 a.m. and the ceremony starts at 8 a.m. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. and is 2 miles. Every registered participant who raises $100 or more will receive a t-shirt. Participants can donate online, create a team or join an existing team. Volunteers are also needed to help on the day of the event. A light breakfast will be provided to participants.
To find out more information, go to Act.Alz.Org/BocaWalk or contact Chairperson Pamela Polani at 561-496-4222.
 

Weekend Roundup: July 23-26

Weekend Roundup_3(1)Get an Introduction to Canoeing on July 23rd at Daggerwing Nature Center. For ages 8+, $10 per participant. An ACA certified instructor will teach the parts and terms associated with canoeing as well as the basic skills needed to successfully navigate a canoe. Call 561-629-8760 for reservations.
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Go hear the Turnstiles, a Billy Joel Tribute Band on July 24th at Mizner Park Amphitheater. The free concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Blankets are chairs are welcome but no pets, umbrellas, or outside food and beverages.

Build with Lots o’LEGO Bricks on July 24th at 3 p.m. at the Glades Road Library. Ages 5 and up. Call 561-482-4554 to preregister.
Try something different on July 24th at The Center Stage Performing Arts. The Sick Puppies Improv Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Center Stage is located at 7200 West Camino Real, Suite 330 in Boca Raton. Tickets are $15.
SlightlyStoopidSkull_TicketingGet tickets for Slightly Stoopid with the Dirty Heads and Stick Figure on July 25th at Sunset Cove Amphitheater. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. No chairs, strollers, cameras, pets or outside food or beverages. Advance tickets are $34.50. Call ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.
RoyalFamily-250Laugh out Loud at “The Royal Family” on July 25th at Studio One Theatre on the FAU Campus. This comedy was nominated for a TONY Award in 2010. Shows are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Call 800-564-9539 for tickets. Tickets are $20
Enjoy a night of music with Idina Menzel on July 26th at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets at Ticketmaster. Tickets start at $70 with fees.
 

Weekend Roundup: July 16-19

Weekend Roundup_3(1)Buy a ticket for The Last 5 Years on July 16th through August 2nd. Tickets are $25 and $10 for students. A moving musical portrait of love lost and found at the Sol Childrens Theatre. Presented by Evening Star Productions. Call 561-447-8829 for tickets.
Show off your building skills at LEGO Time on July 17th at 3:30 p.m. Kids ages 5-10 can use the library’s blocks and share your creations with the group at the West Boca Library. Call 470-1600 to preregister.
Enjoy a free performance by ZOSO, a Led Zeppelin tribute band,  on July 17th at 7:30 p.m. Located at the Mizner Amphitheater. Blankets and chairs are welcome and food and beverages are available for purchase.
jackandthebeanstalkTake your kids to see Jack and the Beanstalk on July 17th and 18th at The Wick Theatre. Showtimes are Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. Tickets are $15.
Sing a long to Frozen (PG) on July 18th starting at 8 p.m. This summer movie under the stars is presented by The City of Boca Raton at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Free. No pets, outside food or beverages.
Scooter-Jam-July-2015Drop In for Scooter Jam on July 18th from 5 to 8 p.m. Sign-ups start at 4 p.m. Located at the Drop In Action Sports Complex at Loggers’ Run Park, 11185 W. Palmetto Park Road.
 

Weekend Roundup: July 9-12

Weekend Roundup_3(1)Take the kids to see Despicable Me 2 (PG) on July 9th at 10 a.m. Frank Theatres in Delray Marketplace is offering free movies all summer on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
everyherohasastoryExplore Superheroes of the Animal World on July 9th at the Glades Road Library. Ages 5-9 can see a presentation by the Palm Beach County 4-H club. Preregister by calling 482-4554.

Enjoy a perfomance by The Dave Matthews Tribute Band on July 10th at 7:30 p.m. The free concert is at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. Blankets and chairs are welcome. No pets, food or beverages.
jackandthebeanstalkGo see Jack and the Beanstalk on July 10th and 11th at The Wick. This is part of a new series for the summer, Theatre for Children. Additional showtimes are July 17 and 18. Shows start at 10 a.m. Tickets are $15.
Catch the Barenaked Ladies 2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour on July 10th at 7 p.m. at Sunset Cove Amphitheater. Special Guests Violent Femmes and Colin Hay. Advance Tickets are $40, Day of show tickets are $50. $10 parking fee.
Game-Of-SkateJulyGrab your board on July 10th at the Drop In Action Sport Complex. Game of S.K.A.T.E. is from 5 to 8 p.m. for intermediate and advanced skaters. For more information, call 954-295-9894.
Learn about a master artist on July 11th at the Boca Museum of Art. Children in grades 3 to 5 can learn about an artist on exhibit and create a masterpiece. $5 per child. For reservations, call 561-392-2500 x106.
Discover watercolors on July 11th at the West Boca Library. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to experiment with watercolor paints using different papers, salt and paint. Call 470-1600 to preregister.
101 DalmatiansBring your children to see the classic 101 Dalmations (G) on July 12th at Sugar Sand Park Community Center. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. $1 per person includes popcorn and a drink.