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

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  1. The Addison is hosting Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 1. The private event hall will be open to the public for a brunch buffet with a raw bar, carving station and other breakfast staples beginning at 10 a.m. There will be unlimited mimosas and bellinis, live music and kids’ activities. Reservations start at 10am and can be made by calling 561-372-0568.
  2.  The Golden Bell Education Foundation’s Golden Runway Teen Fashion Show will return for the second year on April 7. The runway show will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Nordstrom Court near Bose at the Town Center Mall. There will be food, music, raffle prizes and fashion. Admission is $20 and proceeds benefit the foundation.
  3.  LAGOS, a fine jewelry brand, has launched an 18k gold collection that is available at Bloomingdale’s in the Town Center Mall. The new collection features bracelets, necklaces, stacking rings, earrings and in select styles pairs black ceramic with gold.
  4.  Sunflower Creative Arts is presenting a workshop on child sexual abuse prevention on April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lynn University. The workshop is called Parenting Safe Children. Registration is $20 and open to the whole community and it’s for parents of infants through teens, grandparents, caregivers, coaches and teachers. Visit SunflowerCreativeArts.org/Safe for more information.
  5.  The Boca Raton Public Library recently expanded the number of digital magazines and eAudiobooks it offers by joining a consortium through Southeast Florida Library Information Services (SEFLIN). Previously, the BRPL offered approximately 50 magazine subscriptions from RB Digital (formerly known as Zinio) directly. This number increased to 150 digital magazines by banding together with several other local municipal libraries. As a bonus, patrons will have access to 5,400 ‘always available’ eAudiobooks through the RB Digital app.
  6.  The Boca Raton Downtown Public Library presents “Abstract Realities,” an exhibit by married artists Daniel Reed and Eve Teitelbaum Reed. The exhibit runs through April 27 and it is free and open to the public during library hours.
  7.  The new Interstate 95 southbound exit ramp to Spanish River Boulevard and the new I-95 northbound entrance ramp from Spanish River Boulevard in Boca Raton are open. These ramps are part of a new $69 million interchange project, which will relieve congestion at the Glades Road and Yamato Road interchanges as well as provide direct access to Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Palm Beach State College and FAU Stadium and easier access to commuter students traveling to Lynn University located directly off Spanish River on Military Trail. The project also includes construction of 13 bridges between Spanish River Boulevard and Yamato Road, widening of Spanish River Boulevard west of FAU Boulevard, the addition of auxiliary lanes on Yamato Road, revetment & realignment of the El Rio Canal, construction of two underpasses along the El Rio Trail, and installation of sound walls along the east side of I-95 north of Yamato Road. Construction began in January 2014.
  8.  CEO of Boca Raton-based nonprofit the Unicorn Children’s Foundation Sharon Alexander has been appointed to the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives Board of Governors. She has been called upon to help refine, improve and strengthen New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit, a new set of governing guidelines that supercharge nonprofit capacity building.
  9.  The fifth annual ChildNet Care for Kids Luncheon, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 10 at Woodfield Country Club. This year, ChildNet will honor Sarah Marmion for her support of children in foster care. CBS12 News Anchor Liz Quirantes will emcee the heart-warming event and the founder of Comfort Cases, Robert Scheer, will be the keynote speaker. The luncheon will benefit the 1,500 children involved in Palm Beach County’s foster care system. Tickets cost $75 per person. For more information, contact Gillian Moxey by e-mail at gmoxey@childnet.us or by phone at 561.414.0927.
  10.  Boca West Children’s Foundation is hosting its “Battle for the Kids Foundation Days” on April 9 and 10. The Foundation will host its $200,000 Golf Challenge on April 9 and will present its Concert for the Children featuring a “Battle of the Bands: Chicago vs. Billy Joel” on April 10 at Boca West Country Club. Funds raised will benefit at-risk children and their families in Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County. The golf challenges will host 500 golfers. Admission includes golf play, brunch, a duck for the $5,000 Duck Drop, admission to the evening gala cocktail party including live auction and awards presentation, as well as one ticket the “Battle of the Bands: Chicago vs. Billy Joel” the following day. Golf registration starts at 11 a.m., players tee off at 1 p.m., and the cocktail party follows at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $600 per person. Additional cocktail party tickets are $150. On April 10, members of the band Beginnings, the authorized Chicago tribute band, will face off against the band for Billy Joel starring Mike DelGuidice in the “Battle of the Bands: Chicago vs. Billy Joel.” Food from gourmet food trucks in the area and beverages are included in the cost of admission. All concert tickets are $200 and seats will be assigned by a drawn lottery. The event will be held on the Great Lawn of Boca West Country Club with doors opening at 6 p.m. and performances beginning at 8 p.m.