Palm Beach County

Second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.
Monthly Meeting
Zonta Club of Boca Raton
The organization of businesswomen meets for dinner. Holiday Inn, 2809 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach. 561-482-1013 or

Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Moving Forward: A Discussion and Support Group for Widows and Widowers
Faulk Center for Counseling
Widows and widowers can gather to share thoughts and discuss various topics including dating. $5. 22455 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton. 561-483-5300 or

Through Feb. 13.
1,000 Empty Bowls
Lighthouse ArtCenter
Guests will help make ceramic bowls for the Palm Beach County Food Bank’s Empty Bowls campaign. Take a turn on the pottery wheel or make a “pinch-pot.” ArtCenter staff will assist in forming each work of art. The bowls will be decorated by artists before the Feb. 13-14 bowl sale to raise funds for the food bank. Reservations required. Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. 561-746-3101 or

Dec. 15 at 5 p.m.
Opening Reception
American Technion Society-Palm Beach Chapter
Professor Irad Yavneh, dean of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology's Faculty of Computer Science, will discuss “From Laptop to Marketplace: Revolutionary Technologies in Defense, Medicine, and Industry.” $40. 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. 561-395-7206 or

Dec. 17 at 9:30 a.m.
Campus Tours
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
Learn about the programs provided by Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, see the Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center and visit Donna Klein Jewish Academy's high school. The last leg of the tour will end with a stop in at JARC and the JCC's Sandler Center. Free. 9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton. 561-852-6061 or

Dec. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Gordon Lewis Lecture: Untold Stories from the Back Vaults of the Art World
Lighthouse ArtCenter
The lecture will take guests through a modern conservation lab with illustrations of high tech equipment and how it supports the conservators’ skills. Guests will also learn about a severely damaged painting found behind a furnace in a Palm Beach mansion which, when restored, turned out to be a Monet. The program will also cover the subject of fake paintings and the use of modern technology to detect them. $10 for non-members; free for members. Lighthouse ArtCenter, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. 561-746-3101 or

Dec. 18 at 6 p.m.
Happy Hour Thursday Music on the Rocks
Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
Guests will enjoy cocktails and an outdoor concert featuring Uproot Hootenannny. Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre, 129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. 561-742-6246 or

Dec. 19 at 5 p.m.
Chanukah Under the Stars
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
Guests are invited to celebrate Chanukah. Children’s activities begin at 5 p.m. and include bounce houses, face painting, hair wraps, crafts and PJ Library storytelling. At 6 p.m., Children’s Chanukah Shabbat and songfest will begin. Chanukah and Shabbat musical service begins at 7:30 p.m., featuring clergy, choirs and professional musicians from Temple Beth El of Boca Raton. Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. 561-391-8900 or www.tbebocaorg/chanukah-under-the-stars.

Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Il Barocco Italiano with Vivaldi's "Four Seasons"
Il Circolo and The Symphonia of Boca Raton
The concert will feature Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” accompanied by Symphonia musicians and David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra. VIP tickets include a pre-concert Prosecco reception, reserved seating and a post-concert reception. $25; $125 for VIP. 60 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach. 561-413-8099 or

Dec. 21 at 2 p.m.
Hanukkah Celebration
Mandel JCC
See live performances by playwright Cara Freedman and Hip Hop Kidz, a hip-hop dance program for children and teens whose motto is “no drugs, no violence, just dance!” Other activities include an olive oil tasting, children’s Hanukkah activities and informational tables from local synagogues and Jewish agencies. 8780 Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach. 561-740-9000 or

Dec. 21 at 4 p.m.
Holiday Concert
Countess de Hoernle Singers
This special performance will feature music ranging from Bing Crosby to Handel. $10. Grace Church, 600 W. Camino Real, Boca Raton. 561-866-1868 or

Dec. 23 at 10 a.m.
Patricia Nix: An Icon of American Art
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
Contemporary artist Patricia Nix has been recognized as a protagonist in the development of late 20th century painting and drawing in America. Her exhibit runs Dec. 23 through Feb. 8. $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; $5 for students; free for members. 2051 Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-832-5328 or

Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.
Kula & The Klezmer Company Orchestra
Temple Anshei Shalom
Sapir and Friends with Maestro Aaron Kula and the Klezmer Company Orchestra present an evening of special performances. $18. 7099 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 561-495-1300 or

Dec. 26 at 6 p.m.
Nights at the Museum: Sub Zero
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
Spend the night at the museum with activities including Let it Snow Planetarium Show, Sub-Zero Comet Demonstration, Frosty Clouds, Polymer Snow, microscopic crystals and 3D snowflakes, and Polar Bear Paws and Penguin Feet. Admission includes entry into “Afterlife: Tombs and Treasures of Ancient Egypt.” $14.50 for adults; $13 for seniors; $11 for children ages 3-12; $6 for adult members. 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. 561-832-1988 or

Dec. 26 at 8 p.m.
Beach Bash
American Red Cross
Sponsored by Lilly Pulitzer, this party will feature socialites from Palm Beach, Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, and Miami to benefit the American Red Cross. $250. 755 N. County Road, Palm Beach. 561-650-9133 or

Dec. 31 at 10 a.m.
Scholar in Residence
Temple Anshei Shalom
This event will feature Dr. Shalom Paul, professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as a scholar in residence. 7099 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 561-495-1300 or

Jan. 6 at 7:30 a.m.
A Concert and Conversation with Magevet
AJC Palm Beach County and Palm Beach Synagogue
Yale University students will perform and speak about their experiences with anti-Semitism in Europe. A dessert reception will follow. $5. Palm Beach Synagogue, 120 N. County Road, Palm Beach. 561-994-7286 or

Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.
Bell Society Dinner
Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County
This black-tie evening will feature dinner and a cabaret show. The event honors The Bell Society of the Mental Health Association, which supports programs that improve the well being of Palm Beach County residents. $500. 909 Fern St., West Palm Beach. 561-832-3755 or

Jan. 8 at 5 p.m.
Hack Shack
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
“Hack Shack” is a technology club focusing on computer basics. This month’s Intro to Coding theme explores the basics of computer coding, offering students the opportunity to write basic programs in several different coding languages. $20. 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. 561-832-2026 or

Jan. 8 at 6 p.m.
The Sandler Family Major Gifts Event
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva; award-winning journalist Jamie Gangel and Turkey expert at The Washington Institute Soner Cagaptay will speak at this reception and dinner for donors who have contributed more than $10,000 to the federation's Annual Campaign. $135. St. Andrews Country Club, 17557 W. Claridge Oval, Boca Raton. 561-852-3342 or

Jan. 8 at 6 p.m.
Blue & White Ball
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
The evening will bring together Lion of Judah, the President’s Council and major gifts donors. The featured speaker will be Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, author, political commentator and physician. $150. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-478-0700 or

Jan. 8 at 7 p.m.
Winter Wonderland Dinner Dance
The Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County
The evening features dinner and dancing with a special awards presentation of the center’s Humanitarian Award and Commitment to Community Award. $500. Club Colette, 215 Peruvian Ave., Palm Beach. 561-616-1257 or

Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.
27th annual Wellington Dinner Dance
Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
This ‘50s inspired dance will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. $225. 1080 Wellington Trace, Wellington. 561-683-3287 or

Jan. 10 at 2 p.m.
ArtTea Fashion Show
Lighthouse ArtCenter
Enjoy a variety of special teas and festive champagne cocktails, along with edible delights and a fashion show. There will also be artist-made clothes and accessories for bidding and sale. $75-$125. 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. 561-746-3101 or

Jan. 10 at 7 p.m.
Save the Arts Gala
Middle School of the Arts Foundation
The event will feature cocktails, dining, entertainment and an auction to benefit the foundation’s mission of developing permanent resources to ensure excellence in arts and academics at Bak Middle School of the Arts. The foundation offers financial support to meet the needs of students beyond what the school district can offer. $250. 101 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-882-3828 or

Jan. 10 at 7 p.m.
OPAL (Outstanding People and Leaders) Awards Gala
Rotary Club of Boca Raton
The event celebrates the accomplishments of five outstanding individuals who dedicated their time to making Boca Raton a unique place to live, work and raise a family. This year’s honorees are Jay and Marilyn Weinberg, Philanthropic Leadership; Jan Savarick, Medicine and Healthcare; Ron Gallatin, Community Service; and Richard Young, the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Lifetime Achievement Award. $250. Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive. 561-477-7180 or

Jan. 12 at 11:30 a.m.
January Musical Luncheon
Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation Guild
Enjoy a gourmet luncheon following by performances by the students from Dreyfoos School of the Arts. $125 for members; $150 non-members. 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. 561-805-6298.

Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Wine Paring Dinner
Unico National
The newly-formed Highland Beach Chapter of the organization is hosting its inaugural fundraiser to benefit local charities. $125. Arturo's Ristorante, 6750 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. 561-997-7373 or

Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Jan McArt's New Play Readings: Daniel's Husband
Lynn University
This series of plays will run through April. $10 per play; $30 for series subscription. Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. 561-237-9000 or

Jan. 13 at 6 p.m.
Pre-event party for Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures Gala
Food For The Poor
A percentage of the proceeds from sales will be donated toward the gala's home-building initiative in Jamaica. Actress Cheryl Ladd will speak at gala Jan. 22. Daniella Ortiz 256 Worth Ave., Palm Beach. 1-888-404-4248.

Jan. 14 at 10 a.m.
Lion of Judah Luncheon
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County - Women's Philanthropy
The annual luncheon celebrates women donors who give an individual gift of more than $5,000 to the campaign. This year, Linor Abargil from the documentary "Brave Miss World" and former Israeli Miss World will be the guest speakers. $85. The Polo Club, 5400 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton. 561-852-6058 or

Jan. 14 at 11:30 a.m.
Second annual Palm beach Medical Briefing Lunchon
The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation
Guests are invited for a panel discussion about early-onset bipolar disorder and the family. Four doctors in the field of child and adolescent bipolar disorder will participate, along with a parent of a child with bipolar disorder. $500. 1100 South Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. 888-944-4408.

Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Designer Handbag Bingo
The Greater Boynton Chapter of Pap Corps
This bingo night will feature designer handbags as the prize for each game. There will also be secret auction items, raffles and more. Refreshments will be served. $30 for 10 games. Jog road, Delray Beach. 561-713-5553.

Jan. 15 at 9 a.m.
MorseLife Literary Society
The literary society brings acclaimed authors to Palm Beach. $400. The Colony Pavilion, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. 561-687-5749 or

Jan. 15 at 10 a.m.
En Plein Air and Ceramic Exhibition
Lighthouse ArtCenter
This juried exhibition features works celebrating the beauty of natural light outdoors. They will be accompanied by ceramic works from local artists. The display will run Jan. 15 - March 28. Free for members; $5 others. 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. 561-746-3101 or

Jan. 15 at 7 p.m.
Opening Night
Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival
The opening night for the 25th festival will include a screening of the film "Above and Beyond" about a group of Jewish American pilots who came to Israel’s aid in 1948. The film’s producer Nancy Spielberg will be on hand for the screening. $25. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 1-877-318-0071 or

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