Top 10 Don’t Miss Events

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  1. Poetry Open Mic on the Avenue will take place at the Delray Beach Public Library on Aug. 28. All poets from novice to professional can recite original poems live on stage. The open mic event runs from 6 to 7: 30 p.m. Poets will have five minutes each.
  2.  The top eight competitors vying to be the Boca Raton Bowl Idol will hit the stage to compete live on Aug. 1 at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus. Presented by Marshall Grant PLLC, the event will allow the audience to vote to help determine the three finalists for the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Idol. The three finalists will perform once more and a winner will be selected from a panel of judges. The event is open to the public.
  3.  Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will host An Evening With Don Felder in The Pavilion on Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. Felder, formerly of the Eagles, is considered a true American rock and roll guitar hero. To that end, he finds himself most decidedly back in the driver’s seat with the recent release of his first solo album in seven years, American Rock ‘N’ Roll. The new album features musical greats like Sammy Hagar, Slash, Richie Sambora, Orianthi, Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Mike Fleetwood, Chad Smith, Bob Weir, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, and Alex Lifeson. Tickets priced at $25-$45 per person are on sale now via Ticketmaster For more information, call 954-977-6700 or visit CasinoCoco.com.
  4.  The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County is holding a “hot topic luncheon” on Palm Beach County elections with Wendy Sartory Link on Aug. 21. Head to Atlantis Country Club at 11 a.m. The luncheon costs $25 if you sing up before Aug. 14 and $35 after. RSVP at www.lwvpbc.org or call Esther Friedman at 561-968-4123.
  5.  Boca Helping Hands is hosting its 13th annual Bowling for Bread Event from 2-5 p.m. on Aug. 25 at Strikes@Boca Raton. Participants will enjoy an afternoon with food, bowling, trophies and a silent auction. This community event will benefit participating children’s charities which include 4KIDS of South Florida, Inc.; Adopt a Family; American Association of Caregiving Youth; Boys and Girls Club of Boca Raton; Family Promise of South Palm Beach County; Florence Fuller (East & West); HomeSafe; Jim & Jan Moran Boys & Girls Club; Place of Hope; PROPEL; Salvation Army; SOS Children’s Villages; Unicorn Children’s Foundation; and Peter Blum Family YMCA of Boca Raton. Corporate Sponsorships are $600. A $200 contribution will reserve a lane. The cost to sponsor a child from one of the non-profits so the child can bowl is $50. For more information visit bocahelpinghands.org/bowlingforbread
  6.  Head to the Boca Raton Downtown Library to see new art exhibit “Relationships in Nature,” by Kim Heise through Aug. 23. Visitors to the Art in Public Places area of the Downtown Library will be able to view a variety of stunning watercolors depicting Florida’s native plants and animals. Heise was born and raised in South Florida and has a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Florida Atlantic University. She frequently collaborates with other artists and organizations to promote local habitat conservation. Her watercolors have been exhibited in group shows in the South Florida area since 2014. This is her first solo show.
  7.  Music at St. Paul’s presents “The Judaic Muse,” with pianist José López at 3 p.m. on Aug. 18. A pre-concert conversation with Dr. José López will begin at 2:30 p.m. Featuring celebrated Cuban-American pianist José López, the program features piano works by composers of Jewish heritage. Works to be performed include Judith Shatin’s Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi; selections from Fanny Hensel’s (née Mendelssohn) Das Jahr; Ferdinand Hiller’s Piano Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 59; Charles Valentin Alkan’s Nocturne in B major, Op. 22 and Symphony, Op. 39. Tickets for the concert are $20 (18 and under are free) and are only available at the door on the day of the concert. For more information, visit music.stpaulsdelray.org.
  8.  The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Focus on Women series will present “deLUXUE POPup” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on  Aug. 27 at the chamber. The event will feature Nancy Reagan, of Bella Reina Spa, and Dr. Francesca Lewis, of Delray Dermatology. Learn about the latest trends in the beauty industry and what you should be doing for your skin. Every attendee will receive a deLUXE Swag Bag filled with product.
  9.  Yogis can bring their dogs or borrow one during “Downdog with Dogs” at Tri-County Animal Rescue. Led by yoga teacher Naya Rappaport, participants can bring their pooches or borrow an adoptable pet. Well behaved and socially friendly pets on non-retractable leashes are welcome. Owners must bring a copy of the pet’s current medical records in order to participate. Each session is $15 and is a 100 percent donation to Tri-County.The class is offered on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. Bring a yoga mat and water.
  10.  Sol Children Theatre will present Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical on Aug. 2-4. Performances take place at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at 3333 North Federal Highway in Boca. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for kids 11 and under.