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

  1. The Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Holiday Party & Auction on Nov. 29 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
  2.  Light the Night, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) annual fundraising campaign to find cures and provide access to treatments for blood cancer patients, will take place on Nov. 10 at Mizner Park Amphitheater at 7 p.m. The event will feature a Kid’s Zone filled with face painting, bounce houses and tons of fun for the youngest fundraisers, DJ, and live entertainment. The event is part of a national movement which brings together thousands of supporters carrying illuminated lanterns and taking steps towards ending cancer – all while wearing white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.
  3.  The Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter will hold its Annual Moving Day Walk on Nov. 4 at FAU Stadium. Registration begins at 8 and the walk at 10 a.m. Moving Day is more than just a walk. It highlights movement and exercise as a symbol of hope and progress because of its essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. The fun-filled day will incorporate a variety of activities such as yoga, Tai Chi, Beat to Defeat, boxing, dance and much more for the whole family. For more information, visit There is no fee to register.
  4.  Boca Raton Regional Hospital Urgent Care Centers recently received a Certified Urgent Care (CUC) Category 1 designation by the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA). The designation, which is the UCAOA’s highest level of distinction, only includes urgent care centers that meet both certification criteria for scope of services and accreditation standards of quality and safety. In addition to the basic services offered at BRRH’s Urgent Care Centers, they also serve as an immediate gateway to tertiary care at the hospital should the patient’s condition require hospital-based services. Boca Raton Regional Hospital operates two urgent care centers – 3313 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Suite 100 in Deerfield Beach and 10 E. Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton. Both centers are open from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday – Friday and 9 a.m. – 3: p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
  5.  Earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School at the Boca Raton Public Library. Part of the world’s first accredited, private online school district, Career Online High School is specifically designed to reengage adults, ages 19 and older, into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary career education or the workforce. Boca Raton Public Library will award scholarships for Career Online High School to qualified learners. Once enrolled, Career Online High School pairs each student with an Academic Coach, who assists with developing an individual career plan, offers ongoing guidance and encouragement, evaluates performance, and connects the learner with the resources needed to demonstrate mastery of the course material. Classes are supported by board-certified instructors, and students have 24/7 access to the online learning platform. Students are able to graduate in as few as six months by transferring in previously earned high school credits but are given up to 18 months to complete the program.
  6.  Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will give a lecture and sign books at Florida Atlantic University’s University Theatre on Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. There will also be a meet and greet reception with Kennedy at 5 p.m. Tickets for the reception, lecture and a signed copy of “American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family” are $100 and can be purchased by calling 561-297-2584. Proceeds from the event will benefit student scholarships in FAU’s Department of Political Science. Kennedy will be presented with the FAU Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Making Waves Award at the event. Kennedy is an American environmental attorney, author and activist. He serves as president of the board of Waterkeeper Alliance, a nonprofit environmental group that he helped found in 1999. His books include “American Values, Lessons I Learned from My Family,” “Crimes Against Nature,” and “The Riverkeepers.” These books will be on sale at the event. FAU and the Palm Beach Book Festival are teaming up to bring The New York Times best-selling and household-name authors to FAU’s Boca Raton campus. For information, visit
  7.  Light up Downtown Boca will kick off holiday festivities on Nov. 21 with the annual Holiday Festival. Head to Mizner Park Amphitheater from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for ice skating, bounce house, carolers, stilt walkers, carnival rides and photos with “Bouncy,” the world’s largest snowman. The event also features the ceremonial light­ing of the City’s tree led by Mayor Scott Singer that will illuminate simultaneously with Mizner Park’s 47-foot animated tree at the south end of the center near Lord & Taylor. The night will end with fireworks. Throughout Mizner Park, 50,000 LED lights will adorn 75 palm trees; poles will be laced with garland; lights and four wreaths (each 60” in diameter) will be placed throughout the center; garland will be swooped throughout the gazebos and the valet parking station – all of which will be decorated with lights and holiday trimmings. Mizner Park’s “iTree” consists of more than 32,000 life-like PVC branches, red & gold bows, ornament clusters and 25,000 clear & multi-colored LED lights.  There will be 20 minute musical light shows performed nightly at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. starting on Nov. 22.
  8.  The Boca Raton Public Library is now using Kanopy! an online streaming platform allows library cardholders to watch more than 30,000 award-winning documentaries, classic and popular movies, film-festival favorites, foreign-language films, rare independent releases, and educational kids’ TV shows. To access Kanopy, users just need an Internet connection and Boca Library card to create an account. Cardholders are allowed four play credits per calendar month. After pressing “play” on a given movie, they have three days to watch the movie as many times as they’d like, which uses up only one play credit.
  9.  Palm Tran is offering new routes in Boca. Under the Palm Tran RPM Project, one of the big route changes is Route 94 which will connect the Tri-Rail station on Yamato Road to Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach State College to Federal Highway/US 1 and south to Camino Real.
  10.  Mizner Bark is now opening earlier at 7 a.m. The park is open until dusk. On Wednesdays the park opens at noon.