Top 10 Don’t Miss Events

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  1. KidSafe will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its “Shine the Light” gala on May 10. The nonprofit, which was established to prevent child sexual abuse, will honor renowned motivational speaker and former NBA player Keyon L. Dooling as the National Child Advocate of the Year and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch as its Florida Advocate of the Year. The event takes place at the Polo Club. Tickets are $250 per person and proceeds benefit KidSafe programs.  The evening will include VIP Meet & Greet with Congressman Ted Deutch and book signing with Keyon Dooling. Each guest will receive a copy of “What’s Driving You?” Guests will enjoy an open bar, dinner, dancing, silent auction and live auction. Gala tickets available at www.kidsafefoundation.org.
  2.  Catch KANSAS perform in The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on May 18 at 8 p.m. as part of their “Point of Know Return” tour. The band is currently comprised of keyboardist Tom Brislin, original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, guitarist Zak Rizvi, and original guitarist Richard Williams. Tickets priced at $45/$60/$75 per person and are on sale now. Photo courtesy of EMily Butler Photography.
  3.  The 2nd Annual Florida Be Like Brit 5k Walk will return to John Prince Park on May 18. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Registration costs $19 and includes lunch, T-shirt, raffle entry, music and kids’ zone. Be Like Brit’s mission is to continue the compassion of Britney Gengel by serving the children of Haiti. Gengel died in the 2010 Haiti earthquake and her parents built an orphanage in her honor as well as start a home building project in Haiti. The walk supports those efforts. Visit www.BeLikeBrit.org/FloridaWalk for more information.
  4.  Celebrate mom with brunch at The Addison on May 12. Reservations are available beginning  at 10 a.m. Brunch is $89.95 per person plus tax and tip and includes unlimited mimosas, bellinis, music and kids’ activities. Children 12 and under are half price and children under 2 are free. Call 561-372-0568 to reserve a seat.
  5.  Boca’s Barkan Method of Hot Yoga is holding a fundraiser for Faulk Center for Counseling. From 2-3:45 p.m. on May 5, flow with yoga instructor Lisa Rome Steiner. The sessions is a  $25 minimum donation to the Faulk Center for Counseling. Pre-registration required. Call Ali Rubin at 561-483-5300 or register at http://weblink.donorperfect.com/YOGAEVENT.
  6.  Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches will host its eighth annual Better Ball Invitational Golf Tournament on May 3. The golf event will begin with lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. at the Jack Nicklaus designed Banyan Cay Resort & Golf in West Palm Beach. The event will conclude with the shootout, cocktails and an award presentation from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The format is one stroke play – 90 percent handicap – better ball of the twosome. Registration is $500 per player or $1,000 per two-player team and includes cocktails and delicious hors d’ oeuvres, a $50 gift card for The Banyan Cay Pro Shop, use of driving range, 18 holes of golf with carts and a forecaddie.  For more information, contact Layren Calvo at LCalvo@aafpbc.org; 561-253-1361, ext. 1120.
  7.  SunFest returns to West Palm Beach May 2-5. The four-day music festival features more than 50 bands on three stages. In addition to performances by OneRepublic, G-Eazy, Diplo and Keith Urban, there are floating bars and fireworks to close the show. Tickets are available for one, two or all four days.
  8.  Boynton Beach will hold a Food, Wine & Brew fest from 6-9 p.m. on May 16 at Benvenuto Restaurant. The event is presented by The Boca and Boynton Beach Chambers and will feature food, wine, spirits and music. Tickets $35 per person.
  9.  “Always… Patsy Cline” is at The Wick Theatre through May 19. Based on the true story of legendary country artist Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife, Louise Seger, the show stars Terri Dixon and Lourelene Snedeker and is directed by Dom Ruggiero, with musical direction by Caryl Fantel. The show will have 2 p.m. matinees on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and 7:30 p.m. shows Thursdays-Saturdays. Tickets $75-85 per person.
  10.  The EJS Project is hosting its 2nd Annual Community Block Party on May 18. From 1-6 p.m. head to 700 W. Atlantic Avenue for music, bounce houses, dunk tank, games and food trucks. For more information, call 561-600-1056.