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

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  1. Boca Raton Restaurant Month is back all month long. Participating restaurants will offer a 3-course, prix fixe dinner menu priced between $36 and $40. This does not include tax or gratuity. Some will also offer a 3-course prix fixe lunch menus priced between $21 and $25. This does not include tax or gratuity. For a list of participating venues, visit http://www.bocarestaurantmonth.com
  2.  FAU’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education is offering several training opportunities for educators. The first two sessions, which will take place in the Performing Arts Building on the Boca Raton campus, are free and participants will be paid a stipend. “Women in the Holocaust: Perpetrators, Resistors, Rescuers and Victims,” will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and “The History of Anti-Semitism and Teaching Religion in the Classroom” will take place on Oct. 26 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information and registration for these sessions, contact Linda Medvin at 561-297-2929 or lmedvin@fau.edu
  3.  The Gumbo Limbo Boardwalk has reopened after its total reconstruction. The first section reopened in Dec. 2016. Phases 2 and 3 included complete replacement of the loop along the intracoastal waterway and replacement of the handrails on the southern extension. The project was funded by the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District.
  4.  The Lotos Music Festival will take place on Sept. 1 at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Hear Method Man & Redman, DMX, Puddle of Mudd, Uncle Luke, The Resolvers and more. The music festival runs from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. This is a ticketed event.
  5.  Join TEDxBocaRatonSalon at the BRiC, Boca Raton Innovation Campus, for an event on “Data Salon Science” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12. Experts will discuss communication overload, observations and implications. Networking will kick-off the event and the speakers will begin at 6:15 p.m. Advance tickets $10, at the door for $20 if still available.
  6.  West Boca Medical Center recently received a national certification as a Sleep Safe Hospital through the Home Safe and Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County. The award is based on the hospital’s commitment to reduce infant sleep-related deaths by establishing a hospital infant safe sleep policy. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants one month to one year of age, taking the lives of about 2,500 children annually in the United States.
  7.  The premiere performances of Boca Bound:A New Musical will take place at The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton from Sept. 19-22. The show, with a book by Bonnie Logan and music and lyrics by Richard Peshkin, both of whom are residents of Boca Raton is being produced by White Ibis Productions. Boca Bound tells the story of Nadine, a successful New York Attorney. But life has a way of throwing curve-balls, and when a significant change occurs in her well-ordered life, she must learn to adapt – and to reassess.  A trip to Boca Raton, reconnections with friends and family, and the possibility of a future she had often dreamed of but never believed could happen lead Nadine on a journey of discovery – about the choices she has made and those she can still make in order to find fulfillment and happiness. Tickets $50-55. Performances: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sunday at 2 p.m.
  8.  Boca Regional Hospital was named the highest-ranked hospital in Palm Beach County by the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report.
  9.  Rabbi Ruvi New of Boca Beach Chabad is one of 15 rabbis from across the country who is certified as a Holocaust Studies Educator by Yad Vashem’s International School of Holocaust Studies. Rabbi New participated in a week-long, pilot immersion program hosted by Yad Vashem. The program included a total of 65 hours of education, lectures, expert speakers, and testimonials from Holocaust survivors.
  10.  Head to the PJ Library to celebrate National Grandparents Day on Sept. 8 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. All Bubbes, Zaydes, Savtas, Grandmas, are invited to bring their grandchildren to this afternoon of fun with crafts, stories and snacks, at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd. The cost is $5 per child with no charge for the accompanying grandparent/s. Registration is required at www.jewishboca.org/grandparentsday.