Today is #Giving Tuesday. Consider giving to a local charity like Boca Helping Hands , Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League or Tri-County Animal Rescue. Many churches, synagogues and schools are collecting toys and food as well. See how you can make a difference right here in West Boca!
Local 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.
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.
The publisher is TriMark Press in Deerfield Beach.
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.
Fit 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. https://westbocanews.com/2014/07/01/fit-foodz-cafe-in-the-reserve/5447
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.