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

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  1. Patch Reef Park is hosting “Mini Mozart: Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County” for kids ages 5-8 on June 11-15. The string class is for younger students with limited or no experience.  There will be a short recital on the last day of the session. It costs $200 for Boca residents and $250 for non-residents. Call 561-281-8600 for more information.
  2.  Plans to build a nearly 1,000-space parking garage at Boca Raton Regional Hospital are back on track after a confidential settlement was reached between hospital officials and neighbors who opposed the project. The garage will is scheduled to be complete next spring.
  3.  Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will put on “Easy Virtue,” a comedy by Noel Coward  from June 8 through June 23 at the Studio One Theatre. Tickets cost $25. “Easy Virtue” is a breezy, wonderful splash of comedy as a young Englishman marries a glamorous, modern young woman and brings her home to meet his parents. Sparks fly as his new bride, Larita, arrives like a jolt from the future to celebrate a woman’s right to lead her own life. FAU’s production is directed by Jean Louis Baldet.
  4.  Boca Raton Regional Hospital was recently recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” for the second consecutive year. The list recognizes organizations committed to fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures and offering competitive benefits to their employees. Boca Regional is one of only nine hospitals to be so recognized in the state.
  5.  The Run for the Ribbons at the Lynn Cancer Institute returns for the seventh year on June 3. The event kicks off at 7 a.m. at the Sandler Pavilion at Lynn Cancer Institute. The 5K benefits the League of Ribbons at Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute. The League of Ribbons funds many different programs including, providing gift cards for groceries and gas, health and wellness programs for patients and the community-at-large and guided imagery, yoga and massage therapy for cancer patients in treatment. Visit BRRH.com/runfortheribbons for more information.
  6.  In advance of hurricane season, FPL has strengthened the power grid through several projects in Boca. Examples include hardening to Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Torah Academy of Boca Raton, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Elementary School, several establishments on Clint Moore Road (including a Walgreens), Hospital Overstock LLC and a 7-Eleven on Palmetto Park Road.
  7.  Catch photography from Boca Raton Community High School students at the Downtown Library through June 30. The photographic exhibit, “A World of Our Own: Boca Raton Community High School Student Photography” showcases work from the school’s photography program.
  8.  Join the Boca Raton Chamber for the Chamber Golf Classic on June 4. The event takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club. The event hosts 36 teams of golfers and starts with breakfast and ends with a luncheon and awards reception.
  9.  Instructional Services Librarian Joleen Capella has received a Consumer Health Information Specialization Certificate from the Medical Library Association. This expands the library’s ability to supply a wider array of credible resources to people seeking information on health and wellness issues. Capella is also qualified to evaluate physical and digital health-related materials for accuracy and currency. The Consumer Health Information Specialization Certificate will provide her with the training and competency to recommend health and wellness resources to patrons on a continuing basis throughout the year.
  10.  FAU head football coach Lane Kiffin now has a key to the city. Mayor Scott Singer presented Kiffin with the key last month. Kiffin received the key for turning around FAU’s football program since his hire in 2016, leading him to be named the 42nd Annual Palm Beach County Sports Commission Coach of the Year in March.