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

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  1. TEDxBocaRaton will bring 15 speakers to FAU’s Performing Arts Auditorium on Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. Distinguished first-time TEDx organizer – Erik Mintz has two degrees in Engineering from FAU and his MBA from MIT. He is a tech entrepreneur who began his career at IBM. His last company was acquired by Constant Contact. Of the 15 speakers, seven are from MIT including Roberto Rigobon – MIT Professor of Applied Economics; Raichelle Aniceto – Facebook is sponsoring her PhD research; Karthik Bala – creator of Guitar Hero and Skylanders; and Dave Markert – former TOP GUN instructor. Visit https://tedxbocaraton.com for tickets.
  2.  The Amazing Bees Festival is headed to Mizner Park on Oct. 20. The festival will celebrate the importance of nature’s pollinators, particularly the bees that have been in danger in recent years. Festival organizers seek to educate families and kids ages 2-12 about how they can support bees by making eco-friendly choices to help them thrive. The festival includes a show that follows the adventures of King Buzz, Queen Honey, Prince Bob Bee and Princess Debbee as they search for fresh nectar and hardships to survive. Tickets start at $15 http://www.amazingbeesfestival.com
  3.  The Chamber Ball “A Night of Enchantment” will return on Oct. 27 to the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The celebration begins with cocktail at 6 and dinner at 7 p.m. Individual tickets cost $250. A table of 10 costs $2,500. The chamber will thank Chair Ethel Isaacs Williams, Senior Vice President of Development and Public Affairs of Kaufman Lynn Construction and welcome incoming Chair of the Board of Directors Susan Saturday, Executive VP and Chief Human Resources Officer of BBX Capital Corporation.
  4.  The 2nd Annual Organic Beauty & Wellness Festival returns on Oct. 28 to the Boca Raton Marriott at Town Center. The festival brings together local and national organic, vegan, eco-conscious and chemical-free brands for a healthy skin and body. Attendees will experience a marketplace where they will learn about products, engage with health practitioners and enjoy a day of family fun events. General admission tickets cost $14.95 and includes all day access to all activities and fitness classes. Children 10 years and under are free with purchase of two tickets. For more information, visit www.obwfestival.com or call 561-877-1098.
  5.  Lynn University earned the No. 1 spot on U.S. News & World Report’s “Most International Students, Regional Universities South” list for the second consecutive year. Lynn was also ranked in the “Best Regional Universities South” category. This year, Lynn University welcomed its largest incoming class since 2005 with more than 1,100 new students from nearly 70 countries.
  6.  Unicorn Children Foundation will hold its 2018 Community Inclusion Awards luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 10 at Boca West Country Club.
  7.  The Boca Chamber is hosting a Fall Business EXPO and Speed Networking event on Oct. 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m at the Wyndham Hotel. A speed networking will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The event is free to attend for chamber members and exhibitor tables are for current chamber members only. The event costs $50 for non-members to attend.
  8.  Celebrate Halloween in the Garden at Gumbo Limbo on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon. Halloween fun for ages 2-6 with treats, crafts, games, and face painting. Take your picture with Luna while wearing your coolest costume. Registration required, call 561-544-8615 or online at gumbolimbo.org. Costumes welcomed (no swords or other pointy props.) Bring bug spray and a bottle of water. It costs $7 for members and $10 for non-members.
  9.  The Boca Raton Children’s Museum has new hours. It is now closed on Sunday and Monday, opened 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It is located at 498 Crawford Blvd.
  10.  The Boca Raton Pumpkin Patch Festival returns to the Mizner Park Amphitheater on Oct. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.  There will be a giant  pumpkin patch in the center of all the action with more than 2,500 pumpkins and a carnival for all ages. Admission is $20 per person for those ages two years and up, and includes unlimited carnival rides, a kiddie cornstalk maze, multiple fall photo vignettes, a scarecrow dress-up village, face painting and sponsor giveaways.