Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Barrys Buzz Jan. 29, 2014

    Mark your calendars: the Rod Stewart Live Tribute Concert is 8 p.m. March 1 at the Countess de Hoernle Theatre of Spanish River High School, 5100 Jog Road, Boca Raton. Email info@templebethshira.org or call 561.912.1453 for tickets and sponsorship opportunities.
 More than 200 medical jobs are coming to Boca Raton as Cancer Treatment Centers of America announced it will base its operation in the city.
 The Palmetto Park Road Bridge will close Jan. 29 for two days at 6 a.m. and will reopen Jan. 31 at 6 a.m. and also from Jan. 22-24.
  The entrance ramp from Glades to the Southbound turnpike will close from 11 p.m. Jan. 30 to 6 a.m. Jan. 31. The exit ramp form the southbound turnpike to Glades will close nightly from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m until Jan. 30 and two or three lanes of traffic may close on both the northbound and southbound turnpike throughout the week from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., as part of the $6.6. million resurfacing project between Glades and Atlantic Avenue, expected to be completed in May.
 Thanks to Felicia Goldstein Schlossman and Congresswoman Lois Frankel for helping a Vet obtain VA benefits and inviting him and his wife to the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C.
  WWW.CarQualifier.com appointed House of Cards star Al Sapienza, formerly of the Sopranos and also currently on CBS as company spokesman.

  Banco Brasil Americas opened an office in West Boca at 22831 S.R.7. They also have one at 698 Yamato Road, Suite 5.
  Boca entrepreneur Warren Struhl has opened another Polaroid Fotobar, this time in the Town Center on Glades Road.
  Free Tax preparation for families of $25,000 income is available at Lois Martin Community Center, in the Dixie Manor Housing Complex, 1350, N. Dixie Highway, Boca Raton, Tue, Wed & Thu 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.and Sat 8:30a.m. -Noon. No reservations are needed.
   Friends of the Boca Raton Library announce their 2014 Book Donation Drive.  Bring Books for all ages, DVDs, book and music CDs to Friends of the Library Bookstore at 400 NE 2nd Avenue or call the Bookstore at (561) 544-8596 to make arrangements for pick-up of an extra large number of books.  Sales of book donations will help the Friends fulfill its mission of Boca Raton libraries support.  The Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
   The Faulk Center for Counseling in Boca Raton offers a "Senior Challenges Support Group", new support group for seniors coping with emotions in later life. Issues involving aging, health, housing, relationships, adult children, care giving, intimate relations, and finances are discussed. The group meets every Tuesday, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. The cost of the group is $5 per session. Call the Center at (561) 483-5300 for more information.
   Florida will offer a 15-day sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness supplies from June 1-14. During that time period, Floridians can purchase flashlights, batteries, weather radios and other basic hurricane supply items, all tax-free. Hurricane season lasts from June 1 to Nov. 30.
    Florida leads the nation in foreclosed homes with 25% of the nations' total and 21,500 homes are pending foreclosure in Palm Beach County.
    The 2500 member Seminole Indian Tribe generates $2 billion a year in gambling revenue and pays $257 million in taxes to the state.
    42 St. has been extended to Feb. 15 at the Wick Theatre and Costume Museum, 7901 N. Fed. Hwy. Call 561.995.2333 or visit www.thewick.org for tickets.
     Slow Burn Theatre presents Parade, through Feb. 9 at the West Boca Performing Arts Theatre in West Boca High, 12811 West Glades Road. Call 866.822.4111 for tickets and group sales or visit www.slowburntheatre.org. It is the best production of the theatre company. Don't miss it!
     Laughing Matters continues through March 22, 2014 and the Wizard of Oz is Jan. 7-19 at the Broward Center For the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Avenue. Fort Lauderdale. Tickets at www.browardcenter.org or call 954.462.0222.
    The Plaza Theatre, 262 South Ocean Blvd., Manalapan has Renee Taylor, My Life on a Diet, to Feb. 9 and Dirty Blonde, March 27-April 13. See www.theplazatheatre.net  or call 561.588.1820.   
     Crimes of the Heart runs through Feb. 23 at the Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Coral Springs. Visit www.stagedoorfl.org or call 954.344.7765 for more information and ticket reservations.
   Sol Theatre presents J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, through Feb. 2, 3333 N. Fed. Hwy. Boca. Call 561.447.8829 or email www.solchildren.org.
    Wiesenthal is at the Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs, through March 16.Visit www.stagedoortheatre.com or call 954-344.7765 for tickets. For more information, visit www.wiesentahltheplay.com or www.facebook.com/wiesentaltheplay.
   The Boca Raton Theatre Guild presents "Pippin" through Feb. 9 at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail. Call 561.347.3948 or visit www.brtg.org or go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boca-Raton-Theatre-Guild/103606986210?fref=ts.
   Weight Watchers Group CEO Florine Mark speaks at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County's Business & Professional Division (B&P), 8 to 10 am. Jan. 29 in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus. Registration at $36 is available at www.jewishboca.org/icon or sonnies@bocafed.org, 561.852.3128. Future guests include Saks Fifth Avenue CEO Stephen Sadove on March 26.
  Hal Spielman will speak at a free lecture for men and women on "Suddenly Solo, A Lifestyle Road Map for the Mature Widowed or Divorced Man," from 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 29 at the Faulk Center for Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Road, West Boca.
    Boca Vice Mayor Susan Haynie and candidate for Mayor has a fundraiser, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Jan. 29 at Segreto Restaurant, 39 SE 1st Ave. RSVP to Events@susanhaynie.com or call 561. 290.9498. To learn more or donate online, visit www.SusanHaynie.com.
      Inside the mind of John Lithgow; actor, musician, author, arts advocate 11:30 a.m. luncheon Jan. 30 Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion. For sponsorship opportunities and to register to attend the event, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/Foundation/STEAM.
     Watch Movie Talk with Morrie Zryl on www.wrpbitv.com Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 6 a.m.
    The Last Schwartz is Jan 30-Feb. 23 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center's studio Theatre. Tickets at www.paradeprocutions.org or call 866.811.4111.
   Watch Barry Epstein live featuring Biscayne Marketing President Rick Alovis, Bo Wolford AKA ZeroDegreesOff, Gardant Global president Paul Karch and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy on www.wrpbitv.com at 10 pm Thursday and 10 am Friday to win free tickets to the Cinemark theatres.  You can also watch the TV shows ON Demand on wrpbitv. Just click on this link: https://vimeo.com/channels/barryepsteinlive.
  That Awkward Moment and Labor Day opens Friday at the Cinemark Palace. Aftermath opens at the FAU Living Room Theatres, the Last Picture Show, Movies of Delray and Lake Worth.
  "It Takes Two" live performance and Girl Scout cookies for sale at the Boca Raton Green Market this week!  The Market, in its 17th year, has farm-to-table, freshly-picked produce (organics, too) from local growers and lots more,  8am to 1pm every Saturday at the southwest parking lot of Royal Palm Place, S. Fed. Hwy, and SE Mizner Blvd in downtown Boca Raton. 
   Larry Ferber has a movie club 10 a.m. every Sunday at the FAU Living Room theatres, followed by discussion. Call 757.617.1936 for more information.
   Friction Farm Folk Duo will be performing at the Sunday Matinee Music Series Concert on Sunday, February 2, 3-4pm, at Spanish River Library located on 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd, Boca Raton.  The concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Boca Raton Library and is open to the public, free admission. Register at www.bocalibraryorg to reserve your seat.
    Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Harold Pinter's Old Times Jan. 31-March 2 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. Tickets are at www.palmbeachdramaworks.org or call 561.514.3042.
    Madame Christine Argillet, daughter of Salvador Dali's legendary publisher and confidante Pierre Argillet will be at the Wentworth Gallery, Town Center Mall 6 - 9 p.m. Feb. 1. RSVP to towncenter@wentworthgalllery.com or call 561.338.0804.
     Upcoming shows at the Delray Beach Playhouse at 950 NW 9th St. in Lake Ida Park, off Swinton Ave. Delray Beach include: You Can't Take it with You, Feb. 1-Feb. 16; The Pajama Game, March 29-April 13; Doubt, May 24-June 8, and musical memories shows include; Come Fly With Me, Harlem On My Mind, Call Me Madam, Good News and Make Someone Happy. Visit www.delraybeachplayhouse.com or call 561.272.1281 x 4 for more information. Tickets are $30. Call 561.272.1281 x 4 for reservations.
   Friction Farm Folk Duo will be performing at the Sunday Matinee Music Series Concert on Sunday, February 2, 3-4pm, at Spanish River Library located on 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd, Boca Raton.  The concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Boca Raton Library and is open to the public, free admission. Register at www.bocalibraryorg to reserve your seat.
    The Original Florida Follies returns Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23 to Olympic Heights Theatre, 20101 Lyons Road. Tickets are $28. Call 561.749.0016, 561.338.6860, 561.720.1880, 561.392.8253 or visit www.theoriginalfloridafollies.com for more information. Don't miss it!
    The 2014 Allianz Championship, the first full-field PGA Champions Tour event of the season will tee-off with a celebrated roster of golf legends at The Old Course at Broken Sound Club from February 3-9 for the eighth consecutive year in Boca Raton.   
   Retired Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz will discuss his new book, "Taking the Stand: My Life In the Law" at the inaugural Gilda Mallin Boca West Hadassah Book & Author Luncheon Feb. 3 at Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Dr. Boca Raton. Call Fern Jacoby at 561.392.1658 or Dottie Pierce at 561.852.9720 for tickets or more information.
   Jan McArt presents a reading of
a new comedy, Desperation, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Wold Center for the Performing Arts, Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail. Tickets are $10. Call 561.237.9000 or visit www.events.lynn.edu for tickets.
  The Federation of Boca Raton Homeowner Associations candidates� forums will be 8:30 am. to 10 a.m. for Mayoral candidates and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for City Council Candidates Feb. 4 at 6500 S. Congress Avenue. For more info, call 561.859.4931 or email andiorouke22@gmail.com.
   Homeland star Mandy Patinkin will speak at "The Event 2.4.14", 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. For more information, call 561.852.3374 or email: lorigo@bocafed.org.
   A tribute to the late Maestro Bob Lappin by the Palm Beach Pops will be 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Kravis Center with guest conductor Lee Musiker, longtime music director and conductor for Tony Bennett, featuring Broadway star Christine Andreas, acclaimed pianist and singer Tony DeSare, big band songstress Lynn Roberts, trumpeter and vocalist Longineu Parsons and former Pops concertmaster and violinist Mary Rowell. This one-time concert will not only honor the memory of Maestro Bob Lappin by recounting many of the wonderful musical memories over the past 21 seasons, but proceeds will support the ongoing Palm Beach Pops Music & You In-School Youth Education Program for underserved Palm Beach County Schools. Enjoy a magical musical evening as only the Pops can deliver and assist the continuing mission to Keep the Music Playing in our schools and community. Tickets are $29 and up. Call 561.832.7677 for reservations and more information.
   A Free Mastermind group on the "21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" will be 7 p.m. Feb. 5 and 6 a.m. Feb. 6, designed to help people become more effective leaders, led by Bob Daves, a certified teacher, coach and speaker with the John Maxwell Team. Visit www.bobdavesassociates.com for info.
  Casablanca will be 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Theatre Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st St. Delray Beach. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Call 561.450.6357 or visit www.artsgarage.org.
    The Anti-Defamation League will honor President George W. Bush and Mei Sze & Jeff Greene February 6, 2014 at The Breakers in Palm Beach. RSVP to florida@adl.org  or call (561) 988-2919.
     Phyllis & Harvey Sandler, Jan Savarick, Shirley & Allan B. Solomon and Jaime & Zachary Keyes will be honored at the Levis JCC Casino Royale Feb. 8, 2014. Email cindyb@levisjcc.org or call 561.852.3253 or visit www.levisjcc.org/casino for more information and reservations.
     Dr. Robert Watson and his band, 33 Years, will be performing at the Sunday Matinee Music Series Concert on Sunday, February 9, 3-4pm, at Downtown Library located on 400 NW 2nd Ave (Boca Raton Blvd), Boca Raton.  The concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Boca Raton Library and is open to the public, free admission. Register at www.bocalibraryorg to reserve your seat.
   Joaquin and River Phoenix's mom Heart Phoenix will be the guest speaker at the Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Feb. 11 at Bogart's, on the Premiere level of the Boca Palace Cinemark Theatres. Register at www.goldcoasttigerbayclub.com or call 561.852.0000.
  Wallenberg, A New Musical Drama is 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 & 13 at the Lynn University Wold Center for the Performing Arts, 3601 N. Military Trail in Boca Raton.
Tickets at 561.237.9000 or visit www.wallenbergthemusical.com for more information.
    The new season of House of Cards with Kevin Spacey and Al Sapienza premieres on Netflix Feb. 14.   
    The Friends of the Boca Raton Library are proud to announce the return to the Downtown Library of Kevin Manning, noted retired Astrophysicist.  He and his telescope, weather permitting, will again dazzle Boca Raton residents on Tuesday evening,  February 18, beginning at 7 pm.
   Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein will speak at FAU 3:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Go to www.https://www.fauevents.com/online to purchase tickets.
    Philanthropist Yvonne Boice is among those honored at a Boca Chamber Diamond Award lunch, 11:45 am-1:30 pm. Feb. 21 at Woodfield Country Club, 3650 Club Place. Visit http://web.bocaratonchamber.com/CWT/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1847 or call 395-4433 for tickets.
    The Caribbean Cowboy Ball is 6 pm. Feb. 22, 2014 at Red Reef Park. Tickets are $175. Call 561.347.6799 or www.scholarship.org for info.
     Whole Foods Market Co-CEO Walter Robb speaks at the Lynn University Dively Frontiers in Globalization Lecture 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Wold Performing Arts Center, 3601 N. Military Trail Boca. Tickets are $25. Call 561.237.9000 or visit www.events.lynn.edu/ively.com.
      Jane Pauley speaks 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Jewish Family Services luncheon at Boca West Country Club.
     42 St. is at Boca Raton High School, Feb. 27- March 2. Visit www.bocadrama.com or call 561.338.1533 for more information and reservations.
      The West Boca High School Drama Dept. presents Young Frankenstein Feb. 28-March 8. Tickets are $15. Call 561.672.2066. Upcoming shows include Death by Dessert, April 25 & 26.
   Evening Star Productions presents Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Feb. 28-March 16 at Sol Theatre, 3333 N. Fed. Hwy. Visit www.eveingstarproductions.org or call 561.447.8829 for more information.
    The Harlem Globetrotters will play at the FAU arena on March 3 and 8. Go to www.harlemglobetrotters.com or call 1.800.745.3000 for ticket information.
   Violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman will open the 8th Annual Festival of the Arts Boca on Thursday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, accompanied by Festival Orchestra Boca under the direction of Festival Music Director Constantine Kitsopoulos.  Perlman will return to the Festival stage on Sunday, March 9 at 7 p.m. for the Florida premiere of his new program of traditional Jewish and Klezmer music with celebrated Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, Eternal Echoes: Songs and Dances for the Soul. Arturo Sandoval, Forte, Cirque de la Symphonie, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Danna Deveare Smith and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance company highlight the 2014 Festival of the Arts Boca, March 6-15. Early bird tickets of $39 (regular price is $125) are available through Dec. 31. Call either 561.368.8445 or too free: 866.571.ARTS  or visit www.festivaloftheartsboc.org for more information or reservations.
    Follow the Yellow Brick Road to JARC's 29th Annual Gala Dinner Dance March 9, 2014 at West Boca Country Club.
    Palm Beach Dramaworks presents "Some Enchanted Evening", 14th annual Spring Gala, 6:30 p.m. March 14 at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. Tax deductible tickets are $500 and tables of ten are $5,000. Call 561.4042 ext. 106 for reservations and information.
   John Bolton, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, will be the guest speaker at the AFMDA 2014 Humanitarian Awards cocktails, dinner and entertainment, honoring Eileen & Michael Goldman, March 16 at St. Andrews Country Club. Call 561.835.0510 or e-mail palmbeach@afmda.org.
   Florida's Annual Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities will take place on March 22, 2014, between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM at Spanish River Park and A1A in Boca Raton. The Bash is the nation's largest, free, fun-day for people with special needs, their care givers and family members.  The 6th Annual Bash is expected to draw 6,000 attendees from South Florida and beyond. Tax deductible contributions should be directed to The Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities, PO Box 99, Boca Raton, FL  33429.  For further information call: 561-715-2622.
   Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson will discuss Jewish Contributions to the American Revolution, 7 p.m. March 24 as part of the 2014 ADL Lecture Series at Boca West, 20583 Boca West Drive. Call 561.988.2935 or email lsalvin@adl.org for tickets. Further information is at www.florida.adl.org/event/join-us-for-the2014-adl-lecture-series-at-boca-west-lecture.
     Former Miami Dolphin and now owner of Offerdahl's Cafe Grill John Offerdahl will be the keynote speaker for the YMCA of South Palm Beach Countyls 12th annual Inspiration breakfast fundraiser, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. April 8 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
        www.westbocaleaders.com  is the best networking group in the area and meets at Hurricane Grill & Wings in the Mission Bay Shopping Center, next to Office Max, 10125 Glades Road, 33498 on alternate Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Cost is $60 per quarter. Check out the website for openings in some categories. Call 561.852.0000 for further information.
      Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the www.goldcoasttigerbayclub.com, the www.luxurychamber.com, the www.westbocaleaders.com and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; with a weekly internet television show on www.wrpbitv.com and www.publicrelations.nu. His motto is: Public Relations is the enemy of anonymity. email: pr@publicrelations.nu, or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  His blog is on www.bocatribune.com, www.facebook.com/BarryEpstein as well as on the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website at www.floridajewishjournal.com - www.http://barrys-journal.blogspot.com as on his website: www.publicrelations.nu.                

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