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

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  1. Practice your putting at Mizner Park’s new $10,000 Putt’n on the Plaza, a four hole putting green with putters and balls on the east side of Mizner Park, just north of the center fountain. The putting green is open to all for free.
  2. The Organic Beauty & Wellness Festival is heading to the Boca Marriott Town Center on Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s an organic and vegan festival that brings together local and national organic, eco-conscious and chemical-free brands for a healthy body. General admission tickets cost $14.95 and VIP tickets $29.95 that include all-day access to fitness classes and activities, VIP tote bag and organic, vegan lunch.
  3. Boca’s Evening Star Productions will begin the season with David Mamet’s Oleanna beginning on Sept. 21. The production ends on Oct. 8. It is directed by Rosalie Grant and features Todd Bruno and Sara Grant. Tickets cost $30. Student tickets are available for $20.
  4. The Boca Chamber is hosting the inaugural Boca Restaurant Month this month. The theme is Boca Loves New York after Boca’s vast amount of New York-inspired restaurants and title of the “6th Borough.” All month enjoy three-course meals at reduced prices. Lunches will range from $21-$25 and dinners $36-40 per person. Each participating restaurant will have at least one New York-inspired dish or cocktail. Visit http://www.bocarestaurantmonth.com for a list of participating restaurants.
  5. FAU’s Adams Center is holding The Entrepreneur Boot Camp on Wednesdays starting Sept. 13. The fast-paced certificate course empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the tools to write a successful business plan, find financial backing and design a blueprint for success. Upon completion of the Boot Camp, qualified participants may enter the prestigious FAU Business Plan Competition (at least one member of the team entering the Business Plan Competition must be a fully enrolled FAU student) or the FAU Tech Runway Launch Competition, and compete to fund their business. The course ends on Nov. 15. It cost $50 for FAU students, $100 for FAU alumni and staff and $200 for members of the community. Boot Camp scholarships are available for FAU students. For more information or to register, visit business.fau.edu/bootcamp
  6. The deadline to enter Sugar Sand Park Community Center’s 6th Annual Kids’ Spooky Film Festival is Sept. 23. This year’s theme is ‘Superstitions,’ and prizes will be awarded for the best youth (ages 12-17), family, and adult-created film. Film formats may include live action, animation, and digital comic books.  The films will be judged by a panel of industry professionals. All films are due in person to the Community Center or postmarked by Sept. 23.
  7. The Boca Raton Public Library is celebrating Love Libraries Day with the Florida Atlantic University Owls football team during their Sept. 16 game against Bethune-Cookman. The day coincides with Youth Day at FAU, and many exciting activities are planned. Families will enjoy free games and entertainment outside FAU Stadium beginning two hours before kickoff. September is also Library Card Sign-Up Month, and Boca Raton Public Library cardholders will receive a special ticket rate of only $5 for the Sept.16 game. For more information and to get tickets, contact FAU’s Evan Siegel at 561-297-0068.
  8. So Danca presents the 6th Annual College Dance Fair at Boca Ballet Theatre’s Countess de Hoernle Center for Dance from Sept. 1-3. The weekend is for high school dance students and their parents to network and navigate the college dance world.The College Dance Fair features master classes and informational sessions with renowned faculty from the country’s top dance programs. Rising High School juniors and seniors are eligible to participate. Registration is $179 and includes a boxed lunch, up to three master classes a day, and informational sessions. For information www.collegedancefair.org or to register now call 561-995-0709.
  9. Lynn faculty member Eric Van der Veer Varner and special guests Francesca Arnone and David Gilliland are performing An Evening of Woodwind Chamber Music on Sept. 7. Listen to flute, bassoon and piano to the music of Camille Saint-Saens, Steven Hough, Michael Schachter, and American Jazz legend Chick Corea. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at  the Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center/Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall. Tickets cost $20.
  10. Boca Raton set its property tax rate ceiling at $3.67 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The rate is the same as the current tax rate. The city will discuss the rate and budget on Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.