Robert’s Report – February 2 2018

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This past weekend it was the Saint Mark Greek Festival. It was a fun weekend of food, dancing, and “kefi” at the Church grounds on Yamato Road. Attendance was one of the largest since the festival began … OPA!

 

HotWorks.org presented the 9th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ on January 27 & 28, 2018 in downtown Boca Raton at Sanborn Square Park. Downtown Boca Raton was the perfect venue for a beautiful art show, featuring an exclusive collection of high-quality, original, and refreshingly unique artwork. On Sunday, the Budding Artist competition recognized several young artists from our community with ribbons and checks. It’s a great way to help young artists gain confidence in showing their works.

National Jewish Health held a dinner at Broken Sound Country Club. National Jewish Health is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. For more information about National Jewish Health go to: www.NationalJewish.org

The US Holocaust Museum Dinner at Boca West Country Club celebrated the museum’s 25th Anniversary. The keynote speaker was a gentleman by the name of Benjamin Ferencz. What he lacked in stature he more than up for in intellect and grit. At age 27 Ferencz became the chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials and successfully convicted all 22 Nazi defendants he was assigned. He is a true hero of the Jewish People. 

In its 9th year, the Junior League of Boca Raton held its Flavors of Boca at The Addison.  This is one of the most entertaining boutique food and wine events in South Palm Beach County. Attendees enjoyed the finest fare and wine this side of delicious. A combination of celebrated chefs and restaurants participated.

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Enjoy a cornucopia of events from now until April 18th at Mizner Park Amphitheater under the big tent! Join us for Boca Raton Seafood Festival, Avraham Fried, The Cowboy Ball, Boca Bacchanal, WPEC Health & Wellness Expo, the 2018 edition of the Festival of the Arts, and more. See the full list of upcoming events at: www.myboca.us/826/Mizner-Park-Amphitheater 

On Saturday February 3rd and Sunday February 4th the Boca Raton Museum of Art hosts the 32nd Annual Museum of Art Festival in Mizner Park. The streets of Mizner Park will, again, be filled with a tremendous selection of art from across the country. One of a kind art will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds dedicated to the support of the museum’s educational programming. The festival is open from 10AM to 5PM and is free and open to the public.

 

The Boca Raton Seafood & Music Festival follows the next weekend,  (Saturday and Sunday February 10th and 11th) from 10AM–6PM. The ticketed event is a unique blending of food, music and visual entertainment offering a potpourri of delectable seafood creations and delicious drinks prepared by our city’s top restaurants combined with outstanding musical performances by local and regional musicians. General admission is only $5.00

The City of Boca Raton and Downtown Boca are very excited to be hosting the 3rd Annual Italian Fest on Saturday, February 3rd. You are invited to be a part of this successful event that drew over 8,000 people last year and an even larger crowd is expected this year. There will be authentic live Italian entertainment. Activities for the children include rides, slides, and carnival games in addition to face painting. There will be plenty of food vendors. In fact, there’s something for everyone. Come out and join the fun!


The Original Florida Follies a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping children-in-need presents their 2018 show: “AGE IS JUST A NUMBER”. Performances on Sunday February 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, 2:00pm at Olympic Heights Theater, Lyons Rd. in Boca Raton. This Broadway style revue features precision dance, singer Don Stansfield and DooWop group The Paradons. Performers include retired show-business veterans aged 60-94 years young, including former Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, Broadway dancers, Showgirls and more! Call for tickets: 954-445-4232

“Dear Ambassador” a US Premiere tells the extraordinary story of Luiz Martins de Souza Dantas, who served as Brazilian Ambassador to Paris during WWII. A largely unsung hero, he defied his own government’s orders by granting hundreds of unauthorized visas to Jews and others facing imminent capture and death. Consisting of re-enactments, interviews with survivors, and archival footage, Dear Ambassador commemorates Brazil’s counterpart to Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg, and like them was posthumously awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.

Director Luiz Fernando Goulart will introduce the film and also participate in a panel discussion with the audience following the screening, along with Dr. Alan L. Berger, FAU’s Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair for Holocaust Studies. The film is In Portuguese with English subtitles. Support for the film and forthcoming series is provided by the Brazil International Foundation, the Brazilian Film Commission Network, the Audiovisual Promotion Division of the Cultural Department of the Brazilian Foreign Ministry and the Consulate General of Brazil in Miami.

Boca West Children’s Foundation announced its 2nd Annual “Walk in the Woods”. This wonderful family-friendly event (open to the public) will again feature performances by students from the Lynn Conservatory of Music. The event will raise funds for the 25 local non-profits supported by the Boca West Children’s Foundation. As participants walk the beautiful Boca West Country Club golf course, they will encounter trios, string quartets, and individual musicians from the conservatory performing pieces of music. During the walk, participants will be treated to food, wine, and other refreshments. Pets on leashes are welcome. The cost is a $50 donation to the Boca West Children’s Foundation.

South Florida International Fashion Show: Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the executive producers of the South Florida International Fashion week. The event benefits Fashion for a Cause. Grand Opening of the South Florida International Fashion Week in BOCA RATON will be held at Excell Auto Group (1001 Clint Moore Rd Boca Raton FL). Please follow the link below for VIP or General Admission tickets for the Boca Raton event on February 7th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-florida-international-fashion-week-tickets-41885333159 General Admission is $35 

An Evening All About Women- Presented by the Advisory Council of FAU’s Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (CWGSS) in celebration of VDay. All proceeds go to students in FAU’s Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

5:30PM Preferred & Select Lite Dinner Reception and “Tempting Trips” Silent Auction.


Preferred Seating and Photo Reception Ticket: $125
Select Seating Reception Ticket: $75

7:30PM An Evening All About Women – “Love, Loss and What I Wore” featuring Sharon Gless, acclaimed actress and Emmy and Golden Globe winner with Jan Savarick, Mary Wong, Lalita Janke and FAU Professors Lynn McNutt and Kathryn Johnston The play is directed by Desmond Gallant Tickets: $35.  Coffee and dessert following the performance. For reception tickets, call the CWGSS office at 561-297-3865. To purchase tickets for the play reading performance,visit: http://www.fauevents.com, or call 800-564-9539, or visit the Box Office in FAU’s Student Union, Mon-Fri, 10AM -5PM.

Boca Raton has a new comedy club! Located at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, Comic Cure is a social non-profit with the simple mission of using the power of laughter to uplift and engage communities around important causes. Shows are presented once a month. On February 10th, the theme of the show is Florida’s Funniest Parents. Love and laughter is in the air as moms and dads from across the state take the stage to deliver their best jokes to win over the audience judges. Secure your tickets at www.MiznerParkCulturalCenter.com 

 

The Festival of the Arts returns to Mizner Park Amphitheater for its 11th season on Friday February 23rd at 7:30PM with Grammy Award winning American soprano Kathleen Battle.

 

Itzhak Perlman returns to the amphitheatre stage on Saturday February 24th at 8PM. Perlman is the reigning virtuoso of the violin. 

 

On Sunday February 23rd the Festival presents Grupo Company Segundo, an iconic band from Havana Cuba. The show begins at 7PM

 

Don’t miss Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & friends present an evening of music, poetry and prose on Friday March 2rd at 7:30PM. 

 

The Festival of the Arts concludes on Sunday March 4th with a special presentation of ET the Extra-Terrestrial. As in years past, the film will be accompanied by The Symphonia Boca Raton & Constatine Kitsopoulos, conductor. The movie presentation begins at 6PM

 

Tickets to the Festival of the Arts Boca (designed to promote the cultural arts and to enrich the quality of life of the residents of Boca Raton) are available for these events (and others) at www.FestivalOfTheArtsBoca.org or through the box office at 866.571.2787 

 

Don’t forget the Wick Theatre where Singing in the Rain continues through February 18th. This “greatest movie musical of all time” is the perfect entertainment for fans of the golden age of movie musicals. For tickets or more information on upcoming shows, go to www.TheWick.org

Join Gumbo Limbo Nature Center for our Sea Turtle Day on February 24th as they celebrate sea turtles!  This fun-filled family day of environmental education will be packed with exciting things to see and do, including presentations, face painting, aquarium feedings, children’s theater, guided boardwalk tours, kid’s crafts, awesome booths, and more!

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Robert Weinroth

Robert S Weinroth was first elected to the Boca Raton City Council in a special election in March 2014 and was re-elected to a full three-year term, without opposition, in March 2015. In his first term on the City Council he served as Vice-Chair of the Community Redevelopment Agency. In March 2015 he was elected to serve as Deputy Mayor, succeeding, term limited Deputy Mayor Constance Scott. Weinroth represents the city (along with Mayor Susan Haynie) on the Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization where long-range and short-term transportation planning for Palm Beach County is addressed. He was appointed by the PBC Board of Commissioners to serve on the Palm Tran Service Board where he helps to shape policies aimed at providing reliable public transportation in our county. Mayor Haynie, who is currently serving as president of the Florida League of Cities, recently appointed Weinroth to serve on the Legislative Policy Committee. Weinroth is an attorney and small businessman. He is married to Pamela with four boys and two dogs in their blended family.

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