Florence Fuller Child Development Centers held their annual fundraising event, the Wee Dream Ball at Boca West Country Club on December 1st.Guests were transported to a Cirque du Soleil-themed night complete with live entertainment, luxurious auctions, and a special presentation from an FFCDC alumnus. The gala was chaired by Board Member and PR Manager of Neiman Marcus Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach, Lauren Johnson, and President of Boca Raton Resort and Club John C. Tolbert. FFCDC’s vision is to remain a premier provider of child and family education and support services for low- to moderate-income families living in southern Palm Beach County and northern Broward County.
On Saturday, December 2nd, the Boca West Foundation did a “mitzvah,” taking several hundred children to Old Navy for holiday shopping and then a banquet and toys back at Boca West.
In case you haven’t heard, in his first year as head coach of the FAU Owls, the Lane Train rolled into Title Town as FAU claimed their first Conference USA crown, as the Owls defeated North Texas 41-17 for the league championship. Now it’s on to the cheribundi tart cherry Boca Raton Bowl where FAU will host the Akron Zips.
Every year the seven Boca Raton Rotary Clubs join forces to collect unwrapped toys for distribution to children within our community to make their holiday a little merrier. The event took place in front of the carousel at Sugar Sand Park. Guests were treated to hamburgers and hot dogs as Wayne Barton commanded the BBQ for the entire afternoon. A great show of community support as hundreds of toys were collected for distributions within the community this holiday season.
On Tuesday, Ouzo Bay in Mizner Park celebrated its official grand opening in a big way. Congratulations to Derek Morrell and his staff. Come on down and enjoy their Greek hospitality.
The 47th Annual Holiday Parade returned on Wednesday December 6th. The parade ran north along Federal Hwy with record crowds in attendance. It’s always a great evening and this year was no exception.
Lunch on the Lawn continues at the Mizner Amphitheatre. Cone on down on Friday December 8th and 15th between 11AM and 4PM. Bring your lunch or enjoy the fare offered by the food trucks.
On Sunday December 10th the 15th Annual Lynn University Gingerbread Holiday Concert will be held in the Great Hall at Boca Raton Resort & Club from 2-4PM. This is a ticketed event, which raises scholarship funds for the conservatory’s deserving and talented student musicians. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: https://www.lynn.edu/events/gingerbread-holiday-concert-20171210-200pm
Also on the Sunday is another family favorite, the FAU Tuba Christmas. The free show starts at 5PM at Mizner Park Amphitheatre. Feel free to bring your chairs or blankets for seating or, for your convenience, chairs can be rented for $5 cash. Food and beverages will be available to purchase inside the venue. No outside food or beverages are allowed. The show is rain or shine.
The City Council will be meeting in the Council Chambers on Monday December 11th (as the Community Redevelopment Agency) at 1:30PM, and follow with the Council Workshop, immediately after the CRA Meeting. The Regular City Council Meeting will be gaveled to order at 6PM on Tuesday December 12th.
Join Chabad of Boca Raton’s annual Menorah lighting on December 14th at 6pm at Town Center Mall. Come see live ice sculpting of a beautiful 6 ft ice Menorah! There will be family friendly entertainment, latkes, gelt & dreidels. It’s all free of charge. The lighting will take place outside of the mall, at the Terrace (between Anthropolgie & Crate and Barrel).
On Friday December 15th Akron will be arriving in the cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl will arrive. Even though FAU won’t be jetting across the US to its bowl game, it won’t miss out on the perks of participation. As the “home” team representing Conference-USA, they will be staying at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. With FAU playing in front of a home town crowd there is NO EXCUSE for the stadium to be less than FULL!
On Saturday December 16th the 41st Annual Boat Parade will begin at 6:30PM at the C-15 Canal on the Intracoastal Waterway and proceed south, through Lake Boca. Watch for notices on the bridge openings along the parade route. Bleachers will be set up on the “Wildflower” park for viewing.
SNOW is coming back to Sugar Sand Park on Saturday December 16th! Book your reservation TODAY for your kid’s snow play! Snow play is for kids ages 5-12. $12 advance reservations include the snow play, plus other “cool” winter activities ($15 beginning Dec 4). BUY EARLY… sell outs of time slots every year! One free adult event admission with each paid child’s wristband ($5 each additional adult event admission).
On Monday December 18th community pep rally for the our Conference-USA Champion FAU Owls will be held at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre with the marching band parading through Mizner Park.
On Tuesday December 19th it’s the “big game!” The 4th playing of the cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl at FAU Stadium begins at 7PM. The “fan-zone” for family fun opens at 3PM on the FAU grounds on Tuesday afternoon.
This year the Bowl will feature teams from the American Athletic Conference and Conference USA. Last year C-USA champion Western Kentucky bested Memphis, 51-31. The three past Boca Raton Bowl champions, Marshall, Toledo and WKU combined to go 34-6 in years they won the game. Get your tickets at: https://www.thebocaratonbowl.com
On Friday December 22nd another family favorite, the City of Boca Raton presents The Polar Express movie and activities at Mizner Park Amphitheatre (under the stars). Doors open at 4:30PM with family friendly activities and the free movie will begin at 5:30PM. Feel free to bring your chairs or blankets for seating or, for your convenience, chairs can be rented for $5 cash. Food and beverages will be available to purchase inside the venue. No outside food or beverages are allowed. The show is rain or shine.