Palm Beach County

Classical (Music Genre)GolfArts and CultureAutomotive IndustryBowlingRosh HashanahLos Angeles Angels

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

Sept. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Conservation Leadership Lecture
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society
The lecture, titled “Common Ground: Agriculture and Conservation in Florida’s Heartland,” will feature Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, who coordinates the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition project team and serves as the executive director. Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-547-9453, ext. 285 or

Sept. 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
HOW (Helping Our Wounded) Foundation
The HOW Foundation is a Delray-based nonprofit that increases awareness about the medicinal benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and raises supplementary funds for helping individuals receive treatment for HBOT indications not typically covered by insurance. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, treats and live music. $25, including one drink. Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar, 82 Gleason St., Delray Beach. 561-278-1700 or

Sept. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m.
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
Hosted by the center’s Young Professionals, the evening will mix things up by delving into the science of molecular mixology. Guests will be treated to unique taste tests, including merlot liquid nitrogen ice cream, sphered mojitos, vodka caviar, unique craft beer and light hors d'oeuvres. Funds raised from the event will support the center’s scholarship packages. $40 for members; $50 for non-members; $75 for VIP. 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. 561-370-7738 or

Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.
AVDA’s Havana Nights
Arts Garage
Guests will enjoy an evening of music and mojitos. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Cabana El Rey and a performance by Bohemia Cuban Music. $75. 180 NE 1st Ave., Delray Beach. 561-265-3797 or

Sept. 19 at 11 a.m.
Spirit of Home Awards Luncheon
SOS Children's Villages - Florida
The luncheon celebrates friends and neighbors whose commitment, dedication and generosity enriched the lives of the 75 foster children growing up at SOS. Honorees include: Outstanding Individuals Marcy and Art Falcone, Outstanding Community Partner Broadspire Services, Outstanding Volunteer Cindi Krost and Outstanding SOS Staff Member Kenrick Shirley. $65. Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive. 954-420-5030 or

Sept. 19 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
43rd annual Convention: Opening Reception and Exhibit
Florida Watercolor Society
This is the opening reception for the three-day annual state convention, which includes demonstrations and a two-day trade show. Convention will take place from Sept. 18 to Sept. 21 at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel located at 100 Fairway Drive in Deerfield Beach. $20. 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. 954-943-5492 or

Sept. 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Fourth annual In My Shoes Luncheon
JAFCO (Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options)
This year's keynote speaker is Stephanie Hammerman who was recently interviewed on CNN. Hammerma is the first Cross Fit trainer with cerebral palsy. $75. Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive. 954-315-8698 or

Sept. 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cocktails in Paradise
Historical Society of Palm Beach County
Supporters will join with the Young Friends of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County to celebrate north county history. Grouper owner and notable Jupiter native Jimmy Burg will host the event. Local event partners include the Marine Industries Association and Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Proceeds from the series benefit Traveling Educational Trunks for Palm Beach County classrooms. $25. Square Grouper Tiki Bar, 1111 Love St., Jupiter. 561-832-4164, ext.106 or

Sept. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Finding Your Passion
Hello Perfect
Guests will listen to international speakers, meet like-minded individuals and have an opportunity to connect with others seeking to make change in the community. $10. Cendyn Spaces, 980 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. 561-310-9808 or

Sept. 24-25 at 7:30 p.m.
Erev Rosh Hashanah/Rosh Hashanah I
Congregation B'nai Israel
Services will be led by Congregation B’nai Israel Clergy. $75 for single event; $125 for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Erev Rosh Hashanah will take place Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m.; Rosh Hashanah I will take place Sept. 25 at 8:30 a.m. or noon. 2200 Yamato Road, Boca Raton. 561-922-8970 or

Sept. 26 at 1 p.m.
Second annual Cure NF with Jack Golf Classic
Children's Tumor Foundation
Join Mike Nicklaus, Pat Kelly and Dan Allen and the CureNFwithJack committee for a round of golf benefiting research for a cure to Neurofibromatosis (NF). $1,100 per foursome. 11520 Lost Tree Way, North Palm Beach.

Sept. 27-28
Knights of Columbus Food Drive
C.R.O.S. Ministries Food Pantry
Bring non-perishable foods to be donated to charity. Sat. from 3:30 to 6 p.m.; Sun. from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Emmanuel Catholic Church, 15700 S. Military Trail, Delray Beach. 561-496-2480.

Sept. 27 at 8 a.m.
First Responder Team Challenge
Place of Hope at the Haven Campus
During the fitness event, teams, including local firefighters, police officers, military and EMTs, will compete in a challenge to bring more attention to the needs of Florida’s foster children. Registration fees and other on-site fundraising efforts will benefit Place of Hope at the Haven. $75 per person; $225 per team of three. 240 SE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach. 561-483-0962 or

Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Fourth annual Iron Chef Competition
Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum
Teams of twelve individuals will come together to show off their on-the-spot cooking and entertaining skills. Each Iron Chef team will enjoy a welcome reception and then gather as a team to organize and plan to compete for the best table setting and centerpiece design, wine selection, best entrée and other dishes they create as part of a four-course dinner. Celebrity judges will determine the winning team and all participants will attend a celebration after the competition. $175. Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton.

Sept. 30 at 4 p.m.
Lift Off Party
Gratitude House
Honoring National Recovery Month, all purchases during regular store hours that day (using the code “Gratitude House”) will be 10% off, with another 10% of sales going toward the women’s charity. Attendees will enjoy non-alcoholic “Gratitude Gespritzers,” light hors d’oeuvres and a preview of Evelyn & Arthur’s newest collection presented by designer Lori Rifkin. Evelyn & Arthur, 100 N. County Road, Palm Beach. 561-833-1551.

Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times