Top 10 Things You Need To Know This October In Boca Raton

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  1. Prosperity Brew Co. has plans to open a tasting room at 4160 NW 1st Ave. The brewery will have a manufacturing area and a sampling counter to try the brews. It will be open at 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends. It will close at 11 p.m. You will be able to order food in and on special occasions there may be food trucks on site.
  2.  Gumbo Limbo is now offering  free Sea Turtle Talks daily at 2 p.m. Get the inside scoop on the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility. Last year, over 100 sea turtle patients were treated at Gumbo Limbo. Meet some of the current patients and hear their stories.  All children under 18 must participate with an adult.
  3.  Head to Hook, Wine & Sinker on Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. at Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center. The “Nautical Art & Wine Extravaganza” benefits Boca’s Twin Palms Center for the Disabled. Entry costs $60 if you pre-register or $75 at the door. Enjoy live music, art and auctions.
  4.  Boca’s Congregation B’nai Israel is hosting a weekend music fest from Oct. 13-15 with Nefesh Mountain bluegrass band and popular children’s singer, Mama Doni. Nefesh Mountain will perform on Oct.13 and 14tin the Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary at Congregation B’nai Israel, 2200 Yamato Road.  Mama Doni, will perform on Oct 15. Nefesh Mountain pioneered a new sound that merges Jewish Soul with Bluegrass and Old-Time musical traditions.  Founded by husband and wife team, Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff, the group’s recent debut album also features a number of bluegrass greats. To purchase tickets, visit CBIBoca.org.
  5.  Boca Raton artist Raheleh Filsoofi received a $7,5000 grant from the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Program, which is the largest regional, government-sponsored artists’ grants program in the United States. Filsoofi received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Studio and Craft from Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran and a Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. Her work utilizes ancient and contemporary technology – ceramics, poetry, ambient sound, and video – in a holistic sensory experience.
  6.  The three finalists when it comes to the sale of the Municipal Golf Course, GL Homes, Lennar Homes and Compson Boca Argent LLC, must complete a form contract this month. No amendments will be allowed except for price increases at the time of the hearing, which has not been scheduled.  All three developers have different plans for building homes on the 27-hole course, 8111 Golf Course Road.
  7.  Want your Instagram photos to be the best of your friends? Head to the Boca Raton Museum Art School for the fourth annual Boca Photo Workshops on Oct. 8 to learn how to take best photos. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Reservations are required via www.bocamuseum.org/artschool. Boca Photo Workshops is organized into three discussions and hands-on workshops led by professional photographers and instructors at the Boca Raton Museum Art School at 801 W. Palmetto Park Road.
  8.  Faulk Center for Counseling offers a free “First Wednesdays” seminar on Oct. 4. From 11 a.m. to noon learn ways to handle yourself if an active shooter comes into your facility. The Active Shooter presentation will be led by Deputy John Ledford.
  9.  Shriek Week, a family friendly Halloween event, returns to Sugar Sand Park on Oct. 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28.
  10.  Saint Mark Greek Orthodox Church together with AHEPA Chapter 487, is planning an Inaugural “Smokin’ Greek Cigar Night” on Oct. 18 at Prime Cigar & Wine Bar at 7:00 pm. Proceeds from the event will go toward five nonprofits including Boca Raton Police Foundation, Family Promise, Florence Fuller Child Development Center, Golden Bell Education Foundation and Place of Hope. Tickets cost $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Admission includes two drinks, a cigar, food and a silent auction.