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

  1. Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie is the President of the Florida League of Cities. She will serve one term and work on a new initiative, “Safe Cities, Safe Florida.”
  2. Sliderz is now open at the Town Center Mall. The Sliderz menu features a variety of options including beef, fish, pork, turkey, chicken and vegetarian sliders topped with homemade sauces and slider “fixins.” Ingredients used include grass-fed meats, line-caught fish, free-range chicken all free of antibiotics and hormones.
  3. If you’re staying at the Boca Resort and want to charter a jet or a yacht, now you can.The resort has partnered with Exclusive Charter Service, a private jet and yacht charter. Though the newly formed partnership, guests and members of the Boca Resort will have exclusive access to Exclusive’s discounts, in the name of a $1,000 credit. Guests wishing to book a flight with Exclusive Charters can use the credit toward catering, ground transportation or a reduction of an aircraft charter fee may do so at the time of booking by contacting Alexa Reisner at and referencing Boca Resort. Learn more about Exclusive at
  4. Boca’s planning board has signed off on plans to build a new three-story student center and additional parking and walkways at the center of Boca’s Lynn University. The expected completion date is in 2018 and will be completed thanks to a $15 million gift from Lynn Board of Trustees chairwoman Christine E. Lynn.
  5. Walk to support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will take place at Mizner Park on Oct. 22. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 8:30 a.m.
  6. The Soroptimist International of Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach 43rd Annual “Women of Distinction” Awards Breakfast will take place at Boca West Country Club on Oct. 5. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Honorary Chairperson is Terry Fedele and the Lifetime Achievement Recipient is Elaine Wold. The cost is $60 per person.
  7. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will speak at FAU’s University Theatre at 5 p.m. on Oct. 2 at FAU in honor of his grandfather’s birthday. The event is organized by Auroras Voice in partnership with Gandhi Square Florida, Sea Star school, and Florida Atlantic University’s Peace, Justice, & Human Rights Initiative. The goal is to raise awareness about the life of Mahatma Gandhi and his relevance today. The event is free and open to the public.
  8. The Boca High PTSA is hosting its 5th Annual College and Career Fair on Monday, Oct. 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. There will be over 80 universities, technical schools & colleges, and educational vendors participating. This event is open to all Boca High students, families, area schools, and the community free of charge.
  9. St. Gregory’s will host its Annual Pet Blessing at 11 a.m. on Oct. 1 on the front lawn of the Boca church.The event will feature a short service, music and a special blessing for your pet from our clergy. All pets are welcome.
  10. A Brass Tap is coming to the former location of PA BBQ at the corner of Glades Road and Dixie Highway.