Top 10 Don’t miss events

  1. The Junior League of Boca Raton’s (JLBR) 30th Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5, at Boca Raton Resort & Club. Barb Schmidt has been named honorary chair and past-president Kirsten Stanley will serve as the event chair. The JLBR has partnered with the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute as the Award Sponsor and Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton as the Fashion Show Sponsor.
  2.  The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual chamber celebration “Luminary” on Friday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Delray Beach Marriott. Tickets can be purchased at
  3.  The University Galleries at Florida Atlantic University present the “2017 Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition” through Saturday, Oct. 14 in the Schmidt Center Gallery, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The exhibition will remain on view in the Ritter Art Gallery through Saturday, Nov. 4. It features the work of more than 30 FAU faculty members who simultaneously continue their practice as professional artists.
  4.  The 35th Annual Delray Kiwanis Charity Golf Classic returns on Oct. 14 at the Delray Beach Golf Club. The event will include a 4-person “Guaranteed Par” scramble, buffet lunch, goody bag, range balls and awards receptions. For more information, visit
  5.  The Boca Raton Mayors Ball will take place on Oct. 14 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. Presented by the Rotary Club Downtown Boca, the third annual event will benefit local nonprofits with health and wellness initiatives through its “Service Above Self” grant program. 2017 George Long Awards will be presented to Florida Atlantic University, Bobby Campbell and Kaufman Lynn Construction. Tickets cost $300 per person. VIP reserved tables for 10 guests cost $5,000. The night includes dinner, dancing and awards reception.
  6.  The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University will hold its third annual Research Park Annual Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Addison, 2 East Camino Real. The Research Park awards recognize distinguished contributions to the Research Park’s mission to create and sustain the ideal environment for innovation and invention, maximizing the academic and entrepreneurial talent and regional resources in South Florida to accelerate economic development and prosperity.  Tickets cost $100 per person.
  7.  Celebrate Halloween at The Addison. The second annual Halloween event, which benefits Slow Burn Theatre Co. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts is back on Oct. 31. Early bird tickets are $100 until Oct. 14. Then general admission costs $125 per person. A table for 10 costs $2,400. The theme is “A Horror Story” and will feature: a haunted walk-through and themed rooms, live music, food and cocktails. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and ends at midnight.
  8.  Spa & Wellness Month in the Palm Beaches returns this month and will benefit the Palm Beach County chapter of the American Cancer Society. More than 30 offers including massages and facials from local hotels and spas are available during the second year of spa month in the county. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all participating businesses will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Palm Beach County chapter of the American Cancer Society. In Delray, the Delray Beach Marriott’s nSpa is participating.
  9.  The 5th Annual Hope of Boca Bash will take place on Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Boca West Country Club. The theme is “A Night in Old Havana.” Guests will enjoy dinner, dancing, live music, entertainment, Hero of Hope award presentation and various fundraising opportunities, in support of the foster children and youth served by Place of Hope. This year, Gary Peters will be recognized with the Hero of Hope award for his support of area foster children through his foundation. Tickets are 275 until Oct. 25, and can be purchased at under “Events.”
  10.  After a three year hiatus, laser shows return to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 with a Halloween theme and costume contest. The laser shows are offered thanks to a grant from the Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Family Foundation. On the second Friday of each month, the Science Center will host a show in their full-dome planetarium at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. starting with family-friendly performances and getting progressively more edgy as the night progresses. The donation covers upgrades to both the Elsie Dekelboum Theater and the Marvin Dekelboum Planetarium, including 20 new laser shows featuring the Zac Brown Band, Journey, The Beatles, Queen, Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” Metallica and Led Zeppelin. A haze machine and integrated cove lighting will make the shows appear 3D without the need for glasses. Food and drinks will be available for sale, and a portion of the exhibits will be open for visitors.