Top 10 Don’t Miss Events

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Photography by: ©Michael B. Lloyd
  1. Primal Forces, Keith Garsson’s theatre company, is back with Breadcrumbs, which will run through Dec. 23. Shows take place at 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Boca Sol Theatre. Theories of identity are put under the microscope in this time-bending drama. Tickets are $30-35.
  2.  The Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches (JWF) will host its “Imagine the Possibilities” annual luncheon on Dec. 12 from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at the Kravis Center. The theme is “Investing in Women” and featured speakers will include Jane Mosbacher Morris, founder and CEO of To the Market, which businesses and consumers to ethically made, social impact premium products created by vulnerable communities from around the world. Tickets cost $180.
  3.  The SYMPHONIA will kick off its Marleen Forkas Connoisseur Concert Series on Dec. 2 with guest conductor Gerard Schwarz and piano soloist Marika Bournakai. A Pre-Concert Conversation will take place from 2-2:30 p.m. The show begins at 3 p.m. at the Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew’s School.
  4.  The Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter will host its “Fashion, Passion & Inspiration” event honoring Marilyn Lee Swillinger at Woodfield Country Club on Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. As an advocate for the arts, education, cancer research and many other charitable organizations, she has continuously demonstrated her passion. Fashion items provided by designers Rene Ruiz and Ike Behar. Tickets cost $150.
  5.  The Department of Music in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters continues its holiday tradition in presenting the seventh annual Madrigal Dinner on Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 100 NE Mizner Blvd. The event reflects a Renaissance evening full of pageantry and entertainment, including a court jester, wandering minstrels and other characters, as well as food and music. Guests are encouraged to dress in renaissance costume. Tickets are $100. Reservations at: fauf.fau.edu/madrigal or 561-297-2337.
  6.  The Miracle League of Palm Beach County will host its 3rd annual Dinner on the Diamond fundraiser on Dec. 1. This year’s “Resurface for a Purpose” event will take place at Miller Park from 6 to 10 p.m. The goal is to replace the synthetic turf with a safe rubber field. The hope is to also raise enough money for a video scoreboard. There will be a silent/live auction, dancing and dinner.
  7.  Catch The HARID Conservatory’s Winter Dance Performances on Dec. 15 at 16 at 3 p.m. at the Countess de Hoernle Theater, 5100 Jog Road. The program will include Harlequinade Pas de Deux; Sirtaki, a Greek folk dance; a modern-dance premiere; and HARID’s holiday tradition: Divertissements from The Nutcracker, Act II. Tickets: $30 and $25 (half price for children and full-time students; group rates also available). Purchase your tickets online at www.harid.edu/performances; by telephone at 561-998-8038; or in person at 2285 Potomac Road from (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekdays).
  8.  Head to Unity of Delray Beach Church on Dec. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. for “Seven Steps to Create My New Year” led by senior minister Greg Barrette. For more information on this class, call 561-276-5796 or visit  www.unityofdelraybeach.org.
  9.  Santa Claus is visiting Boca’s Town Center Mall. Want a photo of your pet with Ole’ St. Nick?  The popular Pet Photo Night with Santa will take place on Dec. 9 from 7-9 p.m. in the Nordstrom Court.
  10.  Celebrate Chanukah with latkes, gelt, live music and stories for all ages at a free community celebration hosted by PJ Library on Dec. 4 at the Shops at Boca Center, 5050 Town Center Circle. The festivities will begin with crafts and story time at 5:30 p.m. before the candle lighting and musical entertainment at 6:00 p.m.