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.

Weekend Roundup: July 2-5

Weekend Roundup_3(1)See Annie (PG) at the West Boca Library on July 2nd at 1 p.m. Free.
georgemGo see George M! at the Wick Theatre starting July 2nd. Enjoy a fully staged concert production of the Broadway version starring Miss America, Susan Powell. Showtimes are Wednesday through Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $55.
She-Loves-MeBuy a ticket for She Loves Me at the University Theatre at FAU starting July 3rd through July 26th. Presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance. Nominated for 5 Tony awards in 1964 and music and lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students. To order tickets, call 1-800-564-9539.
July4thFlyer2015RevWatch the July 4th Celebration at Sunset Cove on July 4th. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Free music, kids fun zone and fireworks display.
Get Fit in the Park on July 5th at Delray Marketplace. Free class conducted by a certified crossfit coach at the amphitheater.

Fourth of July Celebrations

flag-fireworks1Happy Birthday America! presented by Improu.org on July 3rd at 8 p.m. Party Hats and Freedom cakes provided. Tickets are $12. Sol Theatre, 3333 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton
July4thFlyer2015RevJuly 4th Celebration at Sunset Cove Amphitheater in South County Regional Park. Classic Rock Concert with Ocean Boulevard, kids fun zone and activities, food and beverage trucks onsite and fireworks display. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Fabulous Fourth Celebration on July 4th starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Countess De Hoernle Park in Boca Raton. Family activities, music, fireworks and more. Call 561-393-7807 for more information.

Friday Fundraiser: Battle of the Bartenders

M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom/Cendyn SPACES will host Battle of the Bartenders, a celebrity bartending event benefiting the Best Foot Forward Foundation, on Friday, August 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. as part of Boca Festival Days. Local celebrities will be paired with one of the restaurant’s talented bartenders to serve wine, beer and a specialty signature drink. All tips and a portion of ticket sales from the evening will be donated to the Best Foot Forward Foundation.
Reservations are recommended. Tickets are $25 until August 20 and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes two drinks and hors d’oeuvres. To RSVP in advance, please visit www.bestfoot.org. M.E.A.T. Eatery is located at 980 Federal Highway in Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-470-8300.

Festival Days is a series of fun-filled events held at difference locations during the month of August and is facilitated by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.
“Boca Festival Days is all about bringing the community together in the spirit of fun and charity,” said Debbie Ellman, co-founder of Best Foot Forward Foundation. “Our volunteer bartenders are influential community leaders who are dedicated to Best Foot Forward’s mission of helping youth in foster care. We are pleased to have their support coupled with Cendyn’s generosity of being a terrific partner and host.”

Weekend Roundup: June 18-21, 2015

Weekend Roundup_3(1)Take the kids to Family Film Friday on June 19th at the Glades Road Library. Popcorn and Big Hero 6 (PG) for the whole family is free starting at 3 p.m.
bocasummerseriesListen to a musical tribute to U2 by UV on June 19th at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Free music under the stars at 7:30 p.m. Leave your coolers, pets and food at home. Chairs and blankets are welcome.
Celebrate with your Dad on June 20th at the West Boca Library. Celebration of Fathers at 10:30 a.m. with stories and activities. Ages 3 and up. Or Craft-n-Snack at 2:30 p.m. for kids in grades 3-6. Painting.
Bring your child to Science Stories on June 20th at the Science Explorium. Children ages 5+ can hear great stories with a science twist at 11:30 a.m. Free. The Explorium is located in Sugar Sand Park.
Go-Skate-Day-2015-1024x819Go Skateboarding Day on June 21st at the Drop In Action Sports Complex. Fun activities for all.
Watch the FAU Concert Band on June 21st at Mizner Park Amphitheater. The music starts at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or chairs but no coolers, pets or food.
Get Fit in the Park on June 21st at Delray Marketplace. Kids Fitness in the Park starts at 10 a.m. at the amphitheater. Free.
shopofhorrorsSee Little Shop of Horrors on June 19, 20 or 21 at the West Boca Performing Arts Center. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Enjoy a family movie, Beethoven’s 2nd (G), on June 21st at Sugar Sand Park Community Center. Show starts at 11 a.m. and costs $1 for movie, popcorn and a drink.

Weekend Roundup: June 11-14, 2015

Weekend Roundup_3(1)Learn about Sharks on June 11th at 11 a.m. at the Glades Road Library. See jaws and teeth from two dozen sharks. Each child will go home with a genuine fossil shark tooth. Ages 5 and up. Call 482-4554 to preregister. Also at the West Boca Library at 3 p.m.
Have fun at Itsy Bitsy Babies on June 12th & 26th at the Glades Road Library. Enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, puppets and movement activities just for babies. Ages 3-12 months. Call 482-4554 to preregister.
edwindroodSolve a Mystery on June 12th at the Sol Theatre. Presenting The Mystery of Edwin Drood, June 12-28. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for juniors and $15 for adults. This show is for children over 10 years of age. Call 561-447-8829.

Twoey and Seymour (Mike Westrich)
Twoey and Seymour (Mike Westrich)

See Little Shop of Horrors on June 12th at the West Boca Performing Arts Center. This is the last show by Slow Burn Productions at West Boca High School.  Showtimes are June 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and June 14 at 2 p.m. Runs through June 28th. Read our review.
Eyes to the Skies on June 12th at the Children’s Science Explorium in Sugar Sand Park. Kids 8 and up with a parent can learn about mythology and celestial objects – Jupiter, Saturn and more. The free program starts at 8 p.m.
Go to Summer Movie Knights on June 12th. Lynn University Volleyball team presents The Lego Movie (PG) Friday Night. Food trucks will be there at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and available at the door. BYOB. Lynn University is located at 3601 N. Military Trail in Boca Raton.
cruisenightCruise on over to a car show at Packy’s Sports Bar & Grill on June 13th starting at 4 p.m.
Make a Butterfly Garden on June 13th at Daggerwing Nature Center at 1 p.m. All ages are welcome to learn which plants attract butterflies. $3 per participant. Call 561-629-8760 to make a reservation.

Weekend Roundup: June 4-7, 2015

shopofhorrorsBuy a Ticket to Little Shop of Horrors playing June 5th-28th. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for students. The production by Slow Burn Theatre is at the West Boca High Performing Arts Center.
allamericansueGo Meet Suzy Hammer as All-American Sue on June 5th at the West Boca Library. Starting at 3 p.m., Sue shares songs, magic and stories of real American heroes. All ages. Preregister at 470-1600.
bocasummerseriesListen to “A Little Latin Night Music” on June 5th at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Enjoy a free performance by The Symphonia Boca Raton playing selections by Manuel de Falla and Ernesto Leucona. Blankets and chairs are welcome.
fitnessintheparkGet Fit at Fitness in the Park on June 6th and 7th at Delray Marketplace. Crossfit instructors are leading these Free classes at the amphitheater.
WT Summer Children's SeriesTake your family to see Gordon Gumshoe: Fairy Tale Detective on June 7th at Willow Theatre. This is part of the Summer Children’s Series. Showtimes are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets for $7 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.
Make some art on June 6th and 7th at the Boca Museum of Art. Art-E-Ology is Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for grades 3-5. Kids learn about a master artist on exhibit and can create their own masterpiece. Call 561-392-2500 x106 for a reservation. Artful Adventure on Sundays from 2 to 3 p.m. is free for families with museum admission. Families participate in an art workshop.
marilynmayeSee Jazz Legend Marilyn Maye on June 7th at the Wold Performing Arts Center. Her show starts at 4 p.m. and tickets are $40 per person.

Every Hero Has a Story

summerreadingprogramThe Palm Beach County Library system is kicking off their Summer Reading program, Every Hero Has a Story, on June 5th at 3 p.m. at the West Boca Library. All ages are invited to join the program. Soar with superheroes and have a blast at your library this summer! There will be lots of free programs for kids this summer at the West Boca and Glades Road branches.
How to participate in the Summer Reading program:
Sign up at any location and receive a bookmark and a reading log to track your progress.

  • Little learners, ages 0-5, will receive a rubber superhero duck after completing an activity log.
  • Children, ages 5-11, will also receive a pencil and a copy of the newspaper, The Scoop, featuring jokes, activities and word games and more for signing up. Complete 10 hours of reading and receive a light-up yo-yo.
  • Teens, ages 12-17, upon completion of 16 hours of reading will receive a sports pack.
  • Adults, ages 18 and up, read or listen to five or more books, ebooks or audiobooks. Bring your completed reading log to your local branch and receive a spooner mug.
  • All ages are welcome to participate online at www.pbclibrary.org

Everyone who completes the Summer Reading program will also receive a free coupon to a Roger Dean Stadium Baseball Game and be entered in a drawing to win a kindle fire HD6.

March of the Living

marchofthelivingThe Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County is holding an informational meeting about the 2016 International March of the Living Adult Bus. The meeting will take place on June 8th at 7 p.m. at the Federation campus, Levine Boardroom, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd.
Meet Dr. Leon Weissberg, acclaimed Jewish educator and March of the Living Adult Bus leader and Jack Rosenbaum, the Regional Director of the March of the Living. Find out about the 2016 “5-star” adult bus to Poland and Israel and the annual international march from Aushwitz to Birkenau.
There is no charge for this meeting but an RSVP is required. Email mol@bocafed.org or call 561-852-3318. Find out more at www.molsouth.org.

West Boca Weekend

Listen to Fusion Band at Delray Marketplace on May 28th at 6 p.m. The show and dance band will perform a free concert.
daggerwingGo for a Night Hike on May 29th at the Daggerwing Nature Center. The hike starts at 8 p.m. and is open to all ages. $5 per participant. Call 561-629-8760 for reservations. Also happening at Daggerwing this weekend is Geocaching by Bike, May 30th at 10 a.m. Call for more information.
mrniceguyGrab a table at The Meatball Room and hear some South Florida classic rock. Mr. Nice Guy band will begin playing at 8 p.m.
Ballerina-Kitten-34271Dance over to the Ballerina Cooking Class on May 30th at the Glades Road Library. Kids ages 7-12 can create food from the book by Sarah L. Schuette. The program starts at 3 p.m. Preregister by calling 561-482-4554.
Make scented soaps on May 30th at the West Boca Library. Program for grades 6-12 starts at 2:30 p.m. Call 561-470-1600 to preregister.
moviesatmiznerCatch a free movie at Mizner Park Amphitheater on May 30th at 8 p.m. This Saturday the movie featured is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (PG-13). Audience members may bring blankets and chairs but no pets, food and beverages or umbrellas.
musicinthemuseumEnjoy some Music in the Museum on May 31st at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Langley Performing Arts Academy in collaboration with the Boca Academy of Music presetns their 3rd Annual Spring Concert from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free with museum admission.