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

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  1. Head to Mizner Park to see “Why Don’t We” with special guest Eben during the 8 Letters tour on Aug. 1. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. This is a ticketed event. Outside food, beverage, chairs, and pets are not permitted.
  2.  Boca’s Summer in the City series continues this month with Symphony Swings by the Boca Raton Symphonia. The group will perform swing songs at Mizner Park Amp. at 7:30 p.m. The show is free and open to the public.
  3.  The final Summer in the City event is Chicago by Chicago Rewired. Listen to all your favorite Chicago hits by this tribute band. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and music begins at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 9. The event is free and open to the public. Bring a chair or blanket, chairs will also be for rent for $5.
  4.  Wine & All That Jazz, a Boca Chamber event, returns to the Boca Raton Resort & Club from 7-10 p.m. on Aug. 24. Sample over 100 varieties of wine, spirits, beer and dinner by the bite from over 15 of Boca’s top restaurants. Enjoy a live band in the general room performing smooth jazz music then turning it up with music from yesterday and today offering the perfect setting for a dance party. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Golden Bell Education Foundation
  5.  Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business MBA in Sport Management program was ranked No. 17 out of 40 graduate-level programs listed in the worldwide rankings, according to SportBusiness. FAU’s program ranked third among Florida universities and No. 14 in the U.S. FAU also finished seventh in the “Graduate’s Choice” category, with a student satisfaction score of 93.64.
  6.  The ninth annual FAU Schmidt College of Medicine White Coats-4-Care Donor Reception will be held on Aug. 5. The Donor Reception will welcome and “dress and equip” the incoming Class of 2022 of Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine (CoM). Held at 6 p.m. at Delray Acura Club at FAU Stadium, the signature annual fundraiser drives scholarship funding while celebrating the first and only medical school in Palm Beach County and the strides of its prior eight classes and embracing the next generation of Florida’s future physicians. Donation levels begin at $200 and go up to $20,000. Photo credit/Downtown Photography.
  7.  The Boca Raton Police Department recently joined the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the city of Boca Raton community with real-time, local crime and safety information. Residents can text ‘bocaratonfl’ to 555888 from their smartphone to download the Neighbors app for free on iOS and Android. You can then join your specific neighborhood, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts as well as receive real-time safety alerts from neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.
  8.  Dr. Katrina Carter-Tellison was recently appointed vice president for academic affairs at Lynn University. She will oversee university curriculum, accreditation, faculty assessment and development, career services, international student services and study abroad, and Lynn’s Social Impact Lab. She also will support Lynn’s iPad-powered learning program and student retention efforts. Since joining Lynn in 2004, she served as assistant professor of sociology, criminal justice program chair, curriculum chair, College of Arts and Sciences dean and academic dean. She developed Lynn’s Dialogues core curriculum, launched the annual Celebration of the Arts, introduced a new Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama and helped integrate the Navigate student success platform.
  9.  Stuart R. Morris Esq., CPA, B.C.S., founding partner of Morris Law Group received the “Board Member of the Year” award from Junior Achievement of South Florida. He has served on and volunteered with JA for about 15 years. JA provides real-world training and education to young people about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness. It’s their mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA of South Florida has more than 7,000 dedicated volunteers who enrich the lives of 50,000 students in Broward and south Palm Beach counties.
  10.  Boca Raton Regional Hospital earned a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center certification from The Joint Commission, in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. This certification signifies its Marcus Neuroscience Institute meets rigorous standards for performing mechanical endovascular thrombectomy, a minimally invasive procedure used to remove a blood clot from the brain during an ischemic stroke. It is one of 13 hospitals to receive the certification.