Top 10 things you need to know in Boca Raton this August

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  1. The Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District is installing two new scoreboards at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail. The district agreed to spend up to $35,000.
  2. FAU women’s basketball player Yolanda Griffith was named to the WNBA’s “Top 20 at 20” list, which celebrates 20 of the greatest and most influential players.
  3. Personal finance website WalletHub ranked Boca Raton the seventh best city in the state for jobs.
  4. Construction on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Facility at Boca Raton Airport has begun. Officials estimate it will take about one year to complete construction.
  5. Property values are estimated to increase 7.46 percent in Boca Raton, according to preliminary estimates sent to the state from the Palm County Property Appraiser.
  6. Lynn University now has women’s track as an NCAA Division II athletic program. It is the first sports expansion since Lynn added lacrosse in 2012. Now, Lynn has 15 sports programs, nine women and six men.
  7. Downtown Boca has a new map that highlights everything the busy downtown has to offer. Pick one up at City Hall, the Boca Raton Public Library, the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, or the Boca Raton Community Centers/Camps or check it out online at downtownboca.org
  8. Monday nights are “Bike Nites” at 7 p.m. at Tilted Kilt. Brenner Real Estate Group’s Leandro Pereira is hosting an event held by Fury Road Riders to benefit nonprofit Natural High, dedicated to inspire youth to discover their natural high so they have a reason to say no to drugs and alcohol. Fury Road R.C. is a recreational motorcycle riding club that supports the Natural High Community Awareness Initiative as a platform for impacting the community. Pereira is member of Fury Road R.C. and a sponsor of the Bike Nites.
  9. The city of Boca is now on Instagram. Follow the city at instagram.com/citybocaraton and tag your photos #LoveBocaRaton.
  10. Gumbo Limbo has a Sea Turtle Camp for first and second grade students from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5 and third, fourth and fifth graders from Aug. 8 to Aug. 12. Campers will experience resident sea turtles and visit a local nesting beach.  Friends of Gumbo Limbo Membership is required (Family Membership or higher) for this camp. Visit gumbolimbo.org for more information.