Top 10 Don’t Miss Events In Palm Beach County

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  1. The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center is teaming up with Bloomingdale’s Boca Raton for the 5th Annual Holiday Fashion Presentation & After Hours Shopping Event benefitting the Center’s Helene & Roy Schwedelson Special Needs Department on Dec. 8. The two-part event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. with a fashion presentation and continues with an after-hours shopping event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $36 per person. Bloomingdale’s will donate 10% of supporter’s tracked sales all day Dec. 8th and 9th to the Levis JCC’s Schwedelson Special Needs Department.
  2. Head to Carols by Candlelight at the Pavilion at Old School Square at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3. Get into the holiday spirit with a concert by Carols by Candlelight, Little River Band, Stephen Bishop, Kim Carnets and Greg Barnhill.  The evening culminates with the lighting of 1,000 candles throughout the audience.
  3. Jump down the rabbit hole with Alice and her wonderland friends at Eau Spa’s Wonderland Ball on Dec. 10 benefiting Boca-based nonprofit Nat King Cole Generation Hope. The party starts at 5 p.m. cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as well as fire dancers, balloon artists and magicians There will be a silent auction and one lucky winner will walk away with a $500 Eau Spa gift certificate. During the event, AquaNuts at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is holding “Kids Night Out” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., for an additional fee. Children will watch Alice in Wonderland while parents enjoy the evening’s reception. All attendees will also receive a 10 percent discount on birthday parties at AquaNuts. Tickets to Eau Spa’s Wonderland Ball are $60 per person. “Kids Night Out” at AquaNuts is $80 per child. For more information visit www.eauspa.com or www.aquanutskids.com or call 561-540-4960.
  4. The YMCA of the Palm Beaches is hosting its eighth annual Prayer Breakfast on Dec. 14 at The Breakers Palm Beach. Breakfast begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 9:15 a.m. with a special book signing. The featured speaker is Bret Baier, FOX News Chief Political Anchor and host, Special Report with Bret Baier. Tickets cost $100 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at http://ymcaprayer2016.eventbrite.com. An exclusive VIP pre-event Meet & Greet at 7:00 a.m. with Bret Baier is $250 per person, for a maximum of 50 guests.
  5. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County will present photojournalist and fine art photographer Tony Arruza’s 15 Surfboards by 15 Shapers exhibit beginning Dec. 2. The exhibit will run through Jan. 21 at the council’s Lake Worth gallery. Arruza traveled the world in search of professional surfboard-handcrafters (or shapers) to create unique works of art. With each one-of-a-kind surfboard, Arruza inlaid a photograph, that he had taken and printed, to aesthetically enhance the shape of the board.
  6. Palm Beach Food & Wine Fest will take place from Dec. 8-11 at various restaurants in the county. Check out the schedule and purchase tickets at http://www.pbfoodwinefest.com.
  7. The VSA Holiday Showcase: So Happy Together will take place at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth. This two-hour tribute to dance and music performance is a community event where children, teens, and adults have the opportunity to “showcase” their talents on a professional stage. VSA is an international nonprofit that promotes artistic excellence for people with disabilities. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. They may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling 561-966-7025. A free exhibit featuring student artwork from VSA fall visual art programs will be displayed in the lobby through Dec. 14.
  8. Head to Old School Square Park for Screen on the Green at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 17. The movie featured will be Home Alone. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs, snacks & drinks — and bring a toy to donate.
  9. The Wee Dream Ball will hit Boca West Country Club on Dec. 2. The gala, which supports the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. Last year the gala hosted over 370 attendees and raised more than $740,000 for disadvantaged children. For more information please call 561-391-7274 ext. 134.
  10. Head to Spady Museum on Dec. 17 for a birthday party celebrating Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History Month. From noon to 2 p.m. enjoy cake, games and free festivities. Born on Dec. 19, 1875, Woodson was one of the first African Americans to receive a doctorate from Harvard and dedicated his career to the field of African-American history and lobbied extensively to establish Black History Month as a nationwide institution.