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

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  1. Learn about the benefits of journaling during an author talk and book signing at the Downtown Library on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 2:00 p.m. Kelly Martinsen, author of A Year of Inspired Living: Essays and Guided Journaling for Self-Reflection, will discuss her book on journaling and how it can “help you slow down, to reset and focus each week on the things you want to achieve and the person you want to be.” Before, a family Recreation Open House will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Representatives from Boca Raton’s pools, parks and other recreational facilities will be on hand to discuss new programs and classes. Events are part of Health and Wellness Week.
  2.  The ninth annual “Flavors” event hosted by the Junior League of Boca Raton is back from 6:30 to 11 pm on Thursday, Feb. 1 at The Addison, Proceeds from “Flavors” fund a number of Junior League community projects that benefit the immediate Boca Raton area including promoting children’s welfare, eliminating hunger and the community diaper bank. This year the culinary event will focus on food from all seven continents. The Head Chef for Flavors 2018 is Patrick Duffy, Executive Chef at The Addison. General admission tickets are now on sale for $85 and VIP tickets are $125. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit jlbr.org.
  3.  Sugar Sand Park’s 5th annual Arts Spark Kids Fest – an interactive festival of the arts for kids, returns on Sunday, Feb. 18. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., celebrate the creative, performing and visual arts with a multitude of performances, workshops, demonstrations and make & takes. Performances take place throughout the day on the outdoor stage, & indoor interactive workshops range from dance, storytelling and theater to gymnastics, art, music, cheerleading and much more. The event is $10 per child, adults enter free with paid child.
  4.  Jewish Family Services will hold its Annual Reflections of Hope Luncheon on Feb. 15 at Boca West. This year the program is geared toward “Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness” and features a keynote presentation from Ricki Lake. Lake is speaking for the first time on the loss of her ex-husband and his fight with mental illness. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit JFS’ Counseling & Mental Health Services, including the Welcome Home Program.
  5.  The city of Boca Raton has new volunteer boards for residents to get involved with. Last month, the city council approved adding an education task force and an art in public places advisory board.
  6.  Osprey Point Golf Course, was recognized as one of the Top 50 “Public” Ranges for the third straight year by the Golf Range Association of America. Osprey Point Golf Course’s own Bill Scott was also named “Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals” this year, marking his first time on the list.
  7.  Boca Raton businesses can now submit business tax related applications and payments online through the city’s website thanks to new upgrades. Customers registering a new commercial or residential business, changing a business name, transferring ownership, adding professionals or changing an address, can now do so online instead of in person.
  8.  Singin’ in the Rain is at the Wick Theatre through Feb. 18. Matinees are Wednesday-Sunday at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $85 per person. The show was selected by fans during the theatre’s fan poll where patrons select a performance they want to see. Visit thewick.org or call 561-995-2333 for ticket information.
  9.  Sears at Town Center Mall is closing its doors. The announcement came after Sears Holdings Corp. announced it will be shuttering more than 100 Kmart and Sears stores.
  10.  Garland in Word and Song is at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park through Feb. 11. produced by Black Box Booking, actress/singer Jody Briskey will channel Judy Garland. Showtimes: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and  Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person.