Top 10 Things You Need to Know this October in Boca Raton

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 Catch Bee Gees Gold: The Tribute at Lynn University this month as part of the Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series. Performing Bee Gees classics all over the world, John Acosta (Barry), Daryll Borges (Robin) and Jeff Celentano (Maurice) recreate the Gibb brothers with a zest for detail that will have the audience discoing in the aisles. There will be two performances at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 4 p.m. on Oct 6. Tickets: $70 for box, $55 for orchestra and $50 for mezzanine.


 The city of Boca hosts the inaugural Barkfest! on Oct. 5. Bring your furry friend to Mizner Bark Dog Park, 751 Banyon Trail, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will be the “pawfect” day for pets and pet parents with food vendors, a mobile grooming station, pet adoptions, canine performers, a D.J., and a costume contest.  Pets and their humans are invited to dress in their favorite costumes for a chance to win prizes. For more information, visit www.myboca.us/specialevents.


 Jan McArt’s New Play Readings kicks off at Lynn University on Oct. 21 with Palazzo. Over the course of the twentieth century, the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni became home to three intriguing women who used this illustrious locale to reinvent themselves and influence the times in which they lived. The play was written by Michael McKeever and directed by Stuart Meltzer. The play begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $10.


 The Sol Children Theatre will put on Little Shop of Horrors from Oct. 4-20 at the Sol Theatre. Performances will take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $20 for adults and $15 for juniors (11 & under) For tickets: www.solchildren.org or call 561-447-8829.


 The Boca Raton Public Library will hold its second annual Health and Wellness Week from Oct. 1-6. During the week, there will be free classes and programs on topics including Mindfulness Meditation, Mental Health Awareness, Finding Relief for Common Foot and Ankle Conditions, Smart Homes for Health, What’s the Deal with a Plant-Based Diet?, Maternal Wellness and more. Florida Atlantic University’s Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center will also provide free, 15-minute memory screenings by appointment on Oct. 4, at Spanish River Library from 3-5 p.m. Call 561-393-7906 to schedule an appointment as space is limited. Families are invited to an interactive presentation presented by the Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Community Center called “Bullying Awareness.” Attendees will learn what bullying is, and what they can do when bullying occurs online or face-to-face. This program takes place on Oct. 6, at the Downtown Library from 1-2 p.m.


 Celebrate fall at the 3rd Annual Boca Raton Pumpkin Patch Festival on Oct. 19-20. Head to Mizner Park Amphitheater from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days to buy a pumpkin or participate in fall activities. Admission is $20 per person for those ages two years and up, and includes unlimited carnival rides, a kiddie cornstalk maze, multiple fall photo vignettes, a scarecrow dress-up village, face painting and sponsor giveaways.  Admission is free for children under 24 months old (does not include access to carnival rides). For an additional cost, attendees can also enjoy picking the perfect pumpkin in the patch (prices vary based on size), decorating pumpkins in the Pumpkin Decorating tent (supplies and clean-up included in cost), and food offerings in the Pumpkin Food Court featuring savory & sweet pumpkin options Adults can also enjoy pumpkin-inspired craft cocktails or a cold brew at the Beer Garden.


 Hop on board a trolley on Oct. 4 for the 8th Annual Toasts, Tastes & Trolleys event benefitting the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. Enjoy dinner-by-the-bite and signature cocktails at Boca Raton restaurants. The event begins and ends at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Guests will begin their evening with Champagne and hors d’oeuvres, at the Resort’s Cloister Garden, before boarding a trolley to start their tour. The evening will conclude with dessert, dancing, and a cash bar, at the Resort. Toasts, Tastes & Trolleys, which draws both residents and visitors, will begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 11:00 p.m. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Tickets are $125, per person. All proceeds will benefit the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. Guests may purchase tickets at www.bocahistory.org; or call 561-395-6766, Ext. 101.


 Boca’s Chamber Gala is scheduled to take place on Oct. 26 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The annual event celebrates the chamber’s new board of directors and thanks the outgoing board. This year, the event will celebrate the successful leadership of Chair Susan J. Saturday, of BBX Capital Corporation and welcome the new chairman, Michael Daszkal of Daszkal Bolton LLP.


 According to dating site EliteSingles, Boca Raton has made it to the top 25 most romantic cities. The city of Boca ranked No. 6 on the list. The study looked at random, anonymous data from 150,000 singles, focusing on how strongly people agreed with the statement ‘I bring romance to my relationships.’ After collating these results into geographic averages, the dating site determined the top 25 romantic hot-spots. The study also revealed that those looking for romantic men should head to Boca Raton.


 The Palm Beach Tech Hackathon will return to Office Depot Headquarters Oct. 4-6. Participants will have 24 hours to work with their team to create a project that will judged by an expert panel. Teams will consist of engineers, designers, developers and entrepreneurs, with successful teams having a mix of these areas of expertise and winners walking away with a combination of cash and in kind prizes. The event begins with a kick off party at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, hacking at 8 a.m. on Saturday and judging at 10 a.m. on Sunday. For more information, https://palmbeachtech.org/hackathon/