Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Barrys Buzz - March 12, 2014

    Noted political consultant Dick Morris will speak at the Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club lunch 11:30 am. to 1 pm March 13 at City Fish Market, 7940 Glades Road across from Florida Turnpike. Register on the site at or all 561.852.0000 for further information.
   Congratulations to new Mayor Susan Haynie, new Boca Council members Robert Weinroth and Scott Singer and returning Council members Michael Mullaugh and Constance Scott.  More than 70 supporters of Mayor Susan Whelchel are on a committee to throw her a farewell from public service party the evening of March 26 at the Boca Raton Marriott, a fundraiser organized by the Spirit of Giving Network. Tickets are $50 each, and reservations will be accepted through March 24 at The 10 candidates who ran for four open seats in Boca Raton, including the mayor's chair, collectively raised $548,410.
   Nine traffic signals on Military Trail from Via Verde to Spanish River Blvd. are slated for upgrades, similar to Glades Road.
  The County Commission shot down a proposal that would have asked voters to pay an additional 1/2-cent sales tax on everyday purchases. The $110 million collected from the sales tax increase could have paid for road resurfacing, bridge replacements and drainage improvements countywide.
   Eager to learn more about how to develop a solid web presence that includes social media? A Web Consultant can do wonders for your online image, just as a PR Marketer can enhance your public persona. Contact Eileen Brown @ Buddy Web Services: Web Development - Web Consultant - Web Graphics & Logo Design,
  Joan Rivers is at the Kravis Center. 701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, 8 p.m. March 13. Visit for tickets or call 561.832.7469.
   The Full Monty is at the Wick Theatre and Costume Museum, 7901 N. Fed. Hwy. to March 23. Call 561.995.2333 or visit for tickets. The 2014/2015 season includes: Swing, Oct. 23-Nov. 16; Mame, Dec. 4-Dec. 28; La Cage aux Folles, Jan. 8-Feb. 15; Man of La Mancha, Feb. 26- March 22; Oklahoma, April 2-April 26 and Dames at Sea, May 7-24. Order tickets at or call 561.995.2333.
   Theatre at Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st St, Delray Beach, presents: Fighting Over Beverley, A Romantic Comedy by Playwright Israel Horovitz, to March 23. Call 561.450.6357 or visit for tickets.
    The Women’s Theatre Project presents Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, to March 16 at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Tickets are $25. Call 561.347.3948, visit, email or
   Evening Star Productions presents Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, to March 16 at Sol Theatre, 3333 N. Fed. Hwy. Visit or call 561.447.8829 for more information.
   Laughing Matters continues through March 22, 2014 at the Broward Center For the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Avenue. Fort Lauderdale. Tickets at or call 954.462.0222.
    The Plaza Theatre, 262 South Ocean Blvd., Manalapan has Rags to March 16 and Dirty Blonde, March 27-April 13. See  or call 561.588.1820.   
     Wiesenthal is at the Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs, through March 16.Visit or call 954-344.7765 for tickets. For more information, visit or
     Doris Kearns Goodwin, Danna Deveare Smith and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance company highlight the 2014 Festival of the Arts Boca, to March 15. Call either 561.368.8445 or toll free: 866.571.ARTS  or visit for more information or reservations.
   War Veterans Memoribilia Museum & Education Center acts as a hands on facility for the education of all Palm Beach school students, residents, visitors, and tourists to honor those who served & American History and is looking for donations of Veterans Memoribilia to house and display with your name mentioned on the honor wall. Contact As the # 1 Veterans Speakers Bureau in Palm Beach County, they can come to your school, location or organization and educate students and scholars of all ages. Call 561-734-4527 for more information.
   The Faulk Center for Counseling, formerly the Center for Group Counseling, has been providing free and low-cost mental health services since 1973 to people of all ages.  The Faulk Center provides psychological and mental health counseling to everyone from children to the elderly, including individual, couples and families plus support groups for specific concerns including caregivers, divorce and separation, men’s, women’s and senior’s issues. Call the Faulk Center (561) 483-5300 or visit for more information.
   Watch Movie Talk with Morrie Zryl and Barry Epstein on discuss the Oscars Thursday at 6 p.m. and Friday at 6 a.m.
   Watch Barry Epstein live featuring Signature Advisory Groups Sara Finkelstein, Pension Investors Corporation Chairman Larry Wiener, WRPBITV director of creative intelligence and media design Sonia Pressley and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy on at 10 pm Thursday and 10 am Friday to win free tickets to the Cinemark theatres. You can be on too to promote your business or profession. Call 561.852.0000 for details. You can also watch the TV shows ON Demand on wrpbitv. Just click on this link:
   Need for Speed, Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club and Veronica Mars opens Friday at the Cinemark Palace and Premiere theatres. Better Living Through Chemistry opens at the FAU Living Room Theatres,  the Movies of Delray and the Classic Gateway in Ft. Lauderdale. Cafe Cinematheque Foreign Films with Shelly Isaacs is every Thursday at 10:30am at Movies of Delray 561-638-0020 and Friday at 1:00pm at Movies of Lake Worth 561-968-4545. Visit for more information.
    Boca Raton Green Market, in its 17th year, has farm-to-table, freshly-picked produce (organics, too) from local growers, plants and flowers, bakery items and lots more,  8am to 1pm every Saturday and featuring “It Takes Two” (Zella and Phil) March 8 performing a wide variety of musical selections at the sw parking lot of Royal Palm Place, S. Fed. Hwy, and SE Mizner Blvd. Call (561) 299-8684.
   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.     
   The Junior League presents Flavors, featuring 17 restaurant sampling, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. March 13 at The Sonoma House, 220 NE 11th St. Boca. Visit, email or call 561.620.2553 for more information or tickets.
    The G-D of Isaac is at the Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs March 14-April 20. Visit or call 954.344.7765 for tickets and more information.
    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.
   Jan McArt presents Sweet Charity March 15 & 16 in the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. For tickets, call 561.237.9000 or visit
    “My Author Is My Hero Day", produced by Barbara M. Wolk is not your normal BookTalk, 3 p.m., March 16 at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2 S.W. 12th Ave. Boca Raton. These authors really do walk the walk. These authors truly do care...and have something unique to share. In fact, 50% of their sales on this day are donated to The Boca Raton Walk on Water Fund.    (  Donation: ONLY $5.00. Call 561.483.2054 or email for further 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
   The annual Jewish Guild Healthcare (formerly The Jewish Guild for The Blind) Runway Fashion Show and Luncheon will take place Wednesday March 19, 2014 at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. The Runway Fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach will showcase 50 top looks from various designers. The event will begin at 11:00 am with a cocktail reception, shopping boutique and silent auction followed by a lunch and runway show at 12:30. For more information, contact Lauren Malis at 917-609-8017 or visit
    Slow Burn Theatre company presents CHESS, March 21-April 5 in the West Boca Performing Arts Theatre at West Boca High School, 12811 W. Glades Road, Boca Raton. Call 1.866.811.411 or visit for tickets and further information.
   Florida’s Annual Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities, sponsored by the Unicorn Children’s Foundation is March 22, 2014, from 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 for tickets. Further information is at
   The Boca Raton Jewish Experience presents a free night of Inspiration, 7:30 p.m. March 24 at Olympic Heights High School to help Jews connect to a local synagogue, featuring  Rabbis Efrem Goldberg, Dan Levin, Yaakov Gibber, David Baum, Robert Silvers and David Steinhardt. Registration is required by clling 561.702.3864 or visit for more information.
     Chairman of the Braman Automobile Dealership, Norman Braman speaks at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Business & Professional Division (B&P), 6 to 8 pm. March 26 in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus. Register for $36 at or, or call 561.852.3128.    
    The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards is the Nat King Cole Generation Hope concert, 6:30 p.m., March 28 at the Wold Performing Arts Center, Lynn University. For more info and sponsorship opportunities, email; or call 561.213.8209.
      Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate, March 28-April 27 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. Visit or call 561.514.4042 for tickets and further information.
   The 12th annual "Boca Bacchanal," benefiting the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum will feature a weekend of wine, food and luxury March 28-30. Visit or call 5611.395.6766 ext. 101 or email
   Another great Pop, Rock & Doo Wop show is 8 p.m. March 29 at the FAU Barry & Carole Kaye Performing Arts Center, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Call 561.693.3632 or visit for tickets and more information.
   Upcoming shows at the Delray Beach Playhouse at 950 NW 9th St. in Lake Ida Park, off Swinton Ave. Delray Beach include: The Pajama Game, March 29-April 20; 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 or call 561.272.1281 x 4 for more information. Tickets are $30. Call 561.272.1281 x 4 for reservations.
    The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County “Everyone Counts” Super Sunday is March 30. For information on Super Sunday opportunities or to RSVP, visit or contact Marcy Lippman at 561-852-3271 or email
   Boca West $100,000 purse Charity Golf Challenge is March 31. Tickets are $475 per person. Call 561.488.6980 or email
   Diana Ross headlines the Boca West Foundation Charities Concert for Children on the lawn starting at 6 pm. April 1 with charities selling tickets keeping 100% of the tickets they sell. Visit
 for further information.
   The Palm Beach International Film Festival is April 3-10. Call 561.362.0003 or visit for tickets theatres and more information.
   Former Miami Dolphin and now owner of Offerdahl’s Café Grill John Offerdahl will be the keynote speaker for the YMCA of South Palm Beach County’s 12th annual Inspiration breakfast fundraiser, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. April 8 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
   The West Boca High School Drama Dept. presents Death by Dessert, April 25 & 26. Tickets are $15. Call 561.672.2066.
    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.  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.
     You can win a pair of tickets to an upcoming movie at any Regal Entertainment Cinema Theatre. Send an email to and two winners will be chosen each week.
     Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the, the, the and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; with a weekly internet television show on and His motto is: Public Relations is the enemy of anonymity. email:, or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  His blog is on, as well as on the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website at www.floridajewishjournal.comwww.  as on his website:               

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