Thanks to Palm Beach Parks for putting out advance notice. There will be a free Tina Turner tribute concert on the evening of May 10th at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater in South County Regional Park.
Looks like there will be food vendors but you can also bring your own picnic baskets. Private dancers might be allowed but are not recommended.
West Boca News invited the West Boca Chamber to submit articles. Here is their first one:
Chamber Breakfast, Boca Greens Country Club, 03/11/14, 7:30-9:00am
Morning Networker, Costco on Congress Ave, 03/21/14, 7:45-9:00am
Evening Mixer, West Boca Miller’s Ale House, 03/27/14, 5:30-7:30pm
The new board of directors for the West Boca Chamber of Commerce gave the community a glimpse of what to expect this year during its first monthly breakfast of 2014. With new motivational speakers as part of the Chamber’s new “Silver Speaker” program along with new fun, engaging networking events that promote business and friendship within our community in a professional setting, the Chamber has increased the energy and overall vitality of the organization this year.
Boca Greens Country Club made for a perfect setting as Senior Sales Executive of the Miami Marlins; Orestes Hernandez led the members attending the February breakfast in networking exercises that have helped him develop over $21 million in revenue for the Marlins franchise. “Members found themselves making connections to a web of businesses they didn’t even know they had access to” said Katie Lizana, Vice-Chairman of the Chamber.
By incorporating ideas and techniques that Orestes shared with the group, the ripple effect has continued to be felt throughout the chamber.
The West Boca Chamber is deeply honored to announce our “Silver Speaker” for the March Chamber Breakfast as Jack Bornstein, WWII Veteran who at one time found himself caught behind enemy lines, injured during the Battle of the Bulge and a witness to the liberation of German concentration camps.
As a Jewish soldier during that time, Jack learned the value of relationships and their importance in all aspects of survival, life and even business.
To become a member of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce, visit www.westbocachamber.org or call 561-482-9333
We also invited the West Boca Community Council to submit articles. So far they have not responded.
March 17-23 is spring break for the Palm Beach County School District. There are plenty of activities and camps for the kids if you are staying home for the break. The Glades and West Boca Branches of the library have lots of free fun activities. On March 17th, Leapin Leprechauns! is at the West Boca Branch at 3 p.m. and the Glades Branch at 4 p.m. There will be stories, a film and crafts for those ages 4 and up. Please preregister for this event at 482-4554 (Glades) or 470-1600 (West Boca). On March 18th at 2:30 p.m., there is afternoon gaming at the West Boca Branch for those ages 6-11. On March 19th at 2:30 p.m., there is a showing of Despicable Me2 (PG) at the West Boca Branch. Morning crafts for ages 3-8 is March 20th at 10:30 a.m. Monsters University (G) is playing March 24th at 10:30 a.m. at the West Boca Branch.
There are a few spring break camps for children in Boca. Under Blue Waters is an ocean adventure camp for children ages 5-15. The spring break session runs from March 17th through the 21st and is located at the Boca Raton Community Center. The hours are 9 to 3 p.m. The cost is $375 for city residents and $469 for suburbanites. For more information, call 561-367-7081.
The Peter Blum YMCA is holding spring break camp that week for ages 5 to 11. Camp hours are 9 to 2 p.m. Activities include sports and swimming. The cost is $195 for members and $295 for non-members. The Player’s Edge Baseball pro shop will be holding spring break March 17-21 for ages 6 and up. The cost is $250 for one week or $75 per day. For more information, call 561-672-7474. Spring Break Camp at Gymnastics Plus is March 17-21 and March 24. Hours are 8:30 to 6. It is $250 for one week plus 1 day or $55 per day. Call 561-353-1974 to register.
Experience Imperial March Madness on March 19th on the patio at the English Tap from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be a dinner and show. For reservations, call 561-544-8000. On March 21, enjoy the sounds of the Will Bridges Dance Band. The show is 7 to 9 p.m. at the Shops at Boca Center. For teens, The Full Monty is playing various shows this week at The Wick. Tickets are $58. The Drop In Sports Complex Skate Park in Loggers Run Park is open all week. Skating is $7 and hours are 12-8:45 p.m. Scoot Jam is March 22nd.
Thanks to our friend Alan Shimel for pointing out another camp: Moran Skills and Drills Football Camp runs from March 17th to the 21st, from 8:30 am to 3pm at West Boca High. The fee is $200, and they’ll feed your kid too. Aftercare is available for an extra charge.
West Boca’s two major community organizations will have their regular monthly meetings this coming Tuesday, the 11th.
The Chamber breakfast will feature Jack Bornstein telling “first hand stories about his experiences being a Jewish soldier, hand to hand combat, and the relationships he had ….” Attendees are asked to “bring individually wrapped mixed nuts or individually wrapped gifts for The Forgotten Soldier Outreach program.”
As usual the event is slated for Boca Greens Country Club at 7:30 am and it’s $20 to attend. It might be $25 at the door. Register in advance via the West Boca Chamber website.
The West Boca Community Council will meet at their usual Boca Lago Country Club at 7:30 pm. The agenda includes discussion of services including MorseLife (senior living), United Way’s 211, and the Red Cap car service. There’s no mention of the event on their website, but it is posted on the West Boca CC Facebook page.
The 14th annual walkathon for cancer research will take place at FAU in Boca Raton on March 15, 2014. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. and the registration fee is $20 per person. Registration includes coffee and bagels, entertainment and a tee shirt. Participants who raise $125 will receive a special cap. Doctors and medical staff from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will be there to answer questions. To register online visit www.papcorps.org.