Top 10 Don’t Miss Events

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  1. The Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic returns on Nov. 3-5 at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. Catch celebrities including daytime talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw, Robin Givens, Tate Donovan, Timothy Olyphant, Jamie McShane, Maeve Quinlan, David Cook and Helio Castroneves play in the charity tournament, which pairs celebrities and guest tennis pros including Martina Navratilova and Luke Jensen on the court. The weekend also includes a Saturday evening gala featuring dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions at the Boca Resort & Club featuring the Pointer Sisters. The event kicks off with a pair of events on Friday at the Boca Resort – a morning Pro-Am and evening cocktail party. Last year, the event netted $700,000 for charity. Money raised is distributed to programs funded through the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach Country. For tickets and more information, visit www.chrisevert.org.
  2.  The Pineapple Grove Chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society in Delray is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a juried art and craft show, “An Olde Fashioned Holiday,” at the Old School Square Fieldhouse from Nov. 16-18. On Thursday and Friday, stop by to check out local crafts from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  3.  Boca’s Faulk Center for Counseling is hosting its Community Impact Awards & Reception on Nov. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Broken Sound Club. This year’s honorees include Rita Thrasher, president and CEO of Boca Raton’s Promise for the Advocacy Award; Gerald Yass, Yass Family Fund for Children & Family Therapy at the Faulk Center for Counseling for the Caring Heart Award; and Holly Katz, Ph.D., Faulk Center for Counseling Clinical & Training Director for the Education Excellence Award. The Community Impact Awards recognizes individuals who support Faulk Center’s mission of providing free and low-cost mental health counseling services to people of all ages. The event is co-chaired by Eileen Sands and Lois A. Weisman. Tickets cost $75 per person.
  4.  Family Promise of South Palm Beach County is presenting the 4th annual Friends of the Family Benefit on Nov. 15 at Woodfield Country Club. The event is held to start the holiday season and inspire people within the community to give back to families dealing with situational homelessness. Family Promise mission is believing that every child deserves a home. This event will begin with a silent auction featuring items ranging from wine to trips and a ride on the Goodyear Blimp for two. Visit familypromisespbc.org for more information.
  5.  Catch Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” at the Kravis Center from Nov. 7-12. Directed by Bartlett Sher, catch classics like “Getting to Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. “The Book of Mormon” will also head to the Kravis Center on Nov. 21-26. The production features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw and directed by Nicholaw and Parker.
  6.  The Parkinson’s Foundation, making life better for people with Parkinson’s by improving care and advancing research toward a cure, is hosting “Moving Day: A Walk for Parkinson’s” on Sunday, Nov. 5. Moving Day features a yoga, Pilates, boxing, dancing, stretching and Tai Chi area for participants to show-off how they lead active lifestyles. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. at FAU stadium, 777 Glades Road. There is no fee to register, visit movingdaybocaraton.org.
  7.  The Willow Theatre at Boca’s Sugar Sand Park starts the fall off with the historical courtroom dramaBroken Angels” from Nov. 3-12. This month you can also enjoy music and dance from Dias De Ritmo. On Nov. 18, Flamenco Puro Dance Company presents “Flamenco: Steps Through Time,” a journey through the ancestry and evolution of the flamenco. The following afternoon Nov. 19, enjoy Blue Funk Productions, Orquesta Nostalgia, a 14-piece jazz band performing Latin jazz big-band favorites from the 50s and 60s. Tickets may be purchased for both shows for a special discounted price at willowtheatre.org.
  8.  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is holding a “Treasures and Trinkets” Flea Market on Nov. 17-18. The preview party will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 and the market and festival takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The preview party costs $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Entry on Saturday is free. All proceeds benefit the missions and ministries of St. Paul’s.
  9.  The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s returns to Mizner Park on Sunday, Nov. 12. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 8 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is suggested.
  10.  The Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches is holding a “JWF Men as Allies” event on Nov. 9, which details “Why Feminism is Good for Men.” The event is the first in an overall campaign to educate and engage men about gender equality. The cocktail reception and program is being hosted by Eddie Schmidt and Ozzie Medeiros at their restaurant, Table 26, and will feature a presentation and discussion by Jeffrey Nall, Ph.D., a thought leader in philosophy and humanities. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the “Men as Allies” reception are $40. To purchase tickets, visit www.jwfpalmbeach.org, call 561-275-2200.