Friday, April 12, 2024

Your Roundup of Boca Society Events

HomeSafe’s Rock & Roll Party

Rock & Roll never sounded so good! Don Felder took to the stage at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Jan 28. to celebrate HomeSafe’s “Healing the Hurt” capital campaign. The former lead guitarist of the Eagles joined dozens of Boca area supporters for HomeSafe’s 20th Annual Classic Rock & Roll Party. HomeSafe serves victims of child abuse and domestic violence and is the only specialized residential therapy home in Southeast Florida. 

Croce Plays Croce

Croce Plays Croce; A.J. Photo by Joshua Black Wilkins; Jim Photo by Paul Wilson

From 70s rock & roll to 70s folk…! Many of us from Boca and beyond stepped into Palm Beach State College’s Duncan Theatre on Jan. 24 to jam to Croce classics. A.J. Croce, the son of the late Jim Croce, performed a complete set of legendary classics by his father, some of his own tunes and songs that influenced them both. A.J. Croce is celebrating his dad’s 50th Anniversary of the iconic album “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim.”

Concert-4-Kindness

Montana Tucker with students from Boca Dance Studio

If only we all could dance like Montana Tucker! Award-winning singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, social influencer and Boca Raton native Montana Tucker headlined a multi-arts Concert-4-Kindness on Jan. 15 at FAU. Tucker performed alongside a strong roster of talent including FAU Director of Dance Clarence Brooks, internationally renowned bilingual artistic duo Briguel, Florida Singing Songs, Chorale Soleil, as well as local students and their mentors nurtured by the Boca Raton-based nonprofit Nat King Cole Generation Hope. Proceeds from the event benefited the future Kurt and Marilyn Wallach Holocaust and Jewish Studies building at FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. 

Open Court Serves Area Youth

Open Court at The Boca Raton

Open Court served up support and tennis tips for area youth at its Inaugural Round Robin and Clinic on Jan. 22 at the The Boca Raton Racquet Club. The non-profit organization’s mission is to enrich the lives of youth through tennis and currently serves youth in the after-school and summer programs at the Milagro Center and the Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton. Learn more at www.opencourtboca.com

Mark Your Calendars: Delray Beach Open

Reilly Opelka and fan; photo courtesy of Blue Ivy Communications & the Delray Beach Open

We all will soon be talking tennis as the Delray Beach Open is right around the corner! Tennis fans can see Australian Open semifinalist and Palm Beach County resident Tommy Paul, former Florida Gator and reigning NCAA champion Ben Shelton and many other tennis talents and greats at the Delray Beach Open, Feb. 10-19, at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. The tournament is the first North American hard court event of the outdoor season, and one of just 10 ATP Tour events in the United States. The event features an ATP pro-am, Legends clinic and play, nonprofit clinics and special pricing for kids, seniors, first responders, nurses and military. Visit www.YellowTennisBall.com for more information.

Boca Raton Historical Society: Free Valentine’s Day Fun for the Kiddos!

Michelle Sherman; photo courtesy of the Boca Raton Historical Society

Don’t miss Valentine’s Day crafting, Historical Society-style on Feb. 4! The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum is hosting a free Valentine’s project day at the next Free Fun Saturday. Local artist/teacher Michelle Sherman will lead the fun starting at 2 p.m. Celebrated for her watercolor paintings, acrylic paintings, portraits and commissions, Sherman’s most recent watercolor series is called Windows into Boca Raton. The Museum is offering Free Fun Saturdays on the first Saturday of every month with waived admission fees to celebrate the arrival of the new Boca Raton Brightline Station.

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Paige Kornblue
Paige Kornbluehttp://www.PaigeKornblue.com
Paige Kornblue is an award-winning journalist who founded Paige Kornblue Media and The Paige Kornblue Show highlighting everything from interesting people, fascinating places to the gems that make our communities special. In addition to The Paige Kornblue Show podcast and Boca Magazine, Paige is a TODAY Show Parenting Team Contributor. She has anchored and reported for top-rated television stations across the country including WPTV NBC NewsChannel 5 and WMUR ABC News 9. Paige has also worked at NBC Sports and Dateline NBC and provided live reports for CNN and The Weather Channel. Some of her most memorable stories include exclusive interviews with President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator John McCain, Barbara Walters, Emmitt Smith, Desmond Howard, Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert. PK is a proud Boca Raton native who grew up loving Boca Magazine and all that comes with the fabulous city of Boca Raton! You can often find her on stage assisting charities as event emcee and moderator, on the courts working to improve her tennis game and on momma time enjoying each moment with her three young kiddos!

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