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

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  1. Food Truck Fridays will start monthly on March 1. The city of Boca Raton Recreation Services will host the monthly event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various parks in the city. The first one will take place at Sanborn Square. Enjoy live music by local reggae-rock band, Fireside Prophets. The lunch menu will include Red Zeppelin’s lobster rolls, Tucker Duke’s gourmet burgers, Monkelicious’ bao buns, Best French Fries, and Dough Doughs Donuts.
  2. Visit the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum for “Imagining Boca Raton,” an exhibition of 64 paintings, posters, photographs, and artifacts from the permanent collections including works by Vincent Cacace, James Seeman, Jim Campbell, Marie Mason, Gretchen Williams, Sean Brushingham and many more. In addition, local artists Barbara Montgomery O’Connell and Ralph Papa have lent several of their works to the show. “Imagining” is presented in conjunction with “Imagining Florida, History and Myth in the Sunshine State” an exhibition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The exhibit runs through March 24 and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. It is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for members.
  3. Celebrate sea turtles during Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s annual Sea Turtle Day Festival on March 2. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be environmental education, face painting, aquarium feedings, children’s theater, guided nature walks and kid’s activities. The theme is “Plastic Free by the Sea.” Lunch and snacks available for purchase from food trucks and concessionaires. Free parking and shuttle in Spanish River Park. There is a $5 suggested donation. For more information, visit gumbolimbo.org.
  4. The Palm Beach Watercolor Society is hosting its High Tea Luncheon on March 15 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Boca’s Lakeside Terrace. In addition to edible treats, Marmi Shoes of the Town Center Mall will hold a fashion show of spring shoes and handbags. Dr. Terryl Lawrence will speak about famous American watercolor artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. There will also be raffle prizes and a silent auction of paintings by artists both local and national. Tickets cost $35 for members and $40 for non-members.
  5. Boca Chamber’s Community Cookout returns from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 16 at the YMCA of South Palm Beach County. The chamber is hosting an afternoon of food and games for the whole family. The event is free and open to chamber members and non-members. Meal tickets cost $5 for hamburgers, hotdogs and other cookout options. Fun games for family members of all ages, bounce houses, slides, and a DJ. Register your family online.
  6. Hear best-selling author Martha Hall Kelly speak during the Annual National Jewish Health Hospital luncheon on March 7 at St. Andrews Country Club. The author of Lilac Girls will also sign books. The patient guest speaker is Jill Deutch, wife of Congressman Ted Deutch. Jill is Director of Development for Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach and sits on the board of Jewish Federation of SPBC and the Social Work Advisory Board of FAU. There will also be a silent auction and cocktail reception in addition to lunch. Contact Joanne Kabel at 561-477-5400 or KabelJ@njhealth.org. www.flnewdirections.com
  7. The Symphonia will perform John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score of Star Wars: A New Hope, during a grand showing of the film during Festival of the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on March 1 at Mizner Park. Tickets start at $35.
  8. Enjoy Rhapsody in Blue: An Evening of Orchestral Favorites during the Festival of the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on March 2 at Mizner Park. The Symphonia returns to the stage for an evening of orchestral favorites, including Gershwin’s immortal Rhapsody in Blue, featuring pianist Shelly Berg, under the direction of Constantine Kitsopoulos. The full concert program will include: Maurice Ravel, Rapsodie Espagnole; Igor Stravinsky, Firebird Suite (1919 version); George Gershwin, I’ve Got Rhythm Variations; and George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue.
  9. Stars from the Russian National Orchestra and the Bolshoi Ballet will partake in the Festival of the Arts on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Mizner Park. Expect an exhilarating evening of Russian ballet, including music from Swan Lake and other favorites.
  10. The Southern Handcraft Society Boca Raton presents Seasons in the Sun Craft Show March 1-2. Shop for spring and Easter inspired cards, jewelry, fabric crafts, painted personal and home decor items. The show runs from 1-7 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-1p.m. on Sunday at the Boca Raton Community Center. Admission is free.