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

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  1. Boca Helping Hands is holding its 13th annual Monopoly Event & Casino Night on April 13. The games begin at 6 p.m. at the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club. Guests will vie for the Boca Helping Hands title of Monopoly Game Champion while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a silent and live auction, casino gaming and a DJ. Tickets cost $150 per person. Boca Helping Hands provides food, medical and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training and guidance to create self-sufficiency. For more information, visit bocahelpinghands.org.
  2.  Kaye Bender Rembaum continues its 11th Annual Free Community Association “Ask the Attorneys” Seminar Series on April 9 from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at Sugar Sand Park. Robert L. Kaye, Esq. and Michael S. Bender, Esq. lead the seminars and discuss new legislation, industry hot topics and answer community association-related questions from board members and property managers of condominium, homeowner and cooperative associations. RSVP to KBRLegalSeminar@piersongrant.com or call 954-776-1999, ext. 242.
  3.  Food Truck Fridays continues from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 5 at the Wildflower Property, 551 E. Palmetto Park Road. A variety of food trucks with sweet and savory dishes and live musical performances will provide a fresh lunchtime experience for all.
  4.  The city of Boca is holding the first annual Spring Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 6 at Spanish River Park. Free activities will include egg hunts, face painting, balloon twisting, lawn games, arts & crafts, and a petting zoo. Photos with the Easter Bunny as well as a live mermaid will be available for $5. The festival will feature a green market with fresh produce, flowers, locally made products, recycling activities, educational booths, as well as a beach clean-up. The main stage will host a full lineup of live musical performances by local bands including The Helmsmen, Fireside Prophets, Six Foot Swell and Pure Mutt. The event is rain or shine. Admission is free and open to the public.
  5.  Impact 100 Palm Beach County founders will be honored during the 6th Annual Angel Moms Brunch and Benefit hosted by Place of Hope at 10:30 a.m. on April 9 at the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club. The nonprofit is recognizing the women who helped the nonprofit’s mission of providing affordable housing and life-building programs on the Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Village its West Boca location. Tickets are $150. Photo courtesy of Carla Azzata.
  6.  Boca West Children’s Foundation’s “Battle for the Kids Foundation Days” is back April 1-2. The Foundation will host its 7th Annual Golf Challenge on April 1 and will present its Concert for the Children featuring a “Battle of the Bands II: The Fab Four and Remember When Rock Was Young” on April 2 at Boca West Country Club.  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 $650 per person. Additional cocktail party tickets are $150.  The Fab Four brings the greatest Beatles hits. Remember When Rock Was Young celebrates the music of Elton John. Gates open at 6 p.m. and performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $150. All ticket proceeds directly aid partner organizations. The concert will be held rain or shine.
  7.  Join in on the Great American Clean-Up at Gumbo Limbo on 8 a.m. on April 27. Help with a beach clean up or mangrove clean up. Event t-shirts (limited supply) and supplies provided by Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc. Reservations required 561-544-8615 or www.gumbolimbo.org. Children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
  8.  Catch Crazy For You at the Wick through April 14. Matinees begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays Saturdays and Sundays and evenings at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. The musical features more than 20 Gershwin songs and recreates the golden era of the 1930’s follies-style lavish production numbers. The plot revolves around a well-to-do young New Yorker, Bobby Child, who is sent to Nevada to foreclose on a theatre owned by the family business. Falling in love with the local postmistress, Bobby decides to produce a show to save the theatre. Showgirls and cowboys deliver classic songs including “Embraceable You,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” and “But Not For Me.” Tickets $75-85. Photo courtesy of Rick Owen.
  9.  Boca’s Downtown Library is showcasing photographic exhibit “The World, My Lens, and I.” The exhibit by Diane DeQuevedo Klein features people and landscapes from across the world. It runs through April 28 and is free and open to the public during regular library hours.
  10.  The National Society of Arts & Letters, Florida East Coast Chapter will hold its 2nd Annual Star Maker Awards will be held at Boca West Country Club onApril 28 from 5-8 p.m.  During the event, scholarships will be presented, and awards will be bestowed upon NSAL competition winners in drama, as well as scholarship winners in strings piano, woodwinds, theatre and visual arts. The Boca nonprofit will also honor Marilynn Wick, the founder of The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum, with a lifetime achievement award to recognize her commitment to the arts. Tickets are $250 per person, visit www.nsalfloridaeast.org for details.