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Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Watch A Rising Star Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast

Junior Achievement will honor philanthropist Rick Stone at the 12th annual Watch A Rising Star. This event features five students who sing for their chance at $10,000 in scholarships. The event will include a silent auction, live auction and plated dinner. $175. Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-242-9468 or www. JuniorAchievement.com.

Feb. 23 at 9 a.m.

Palm Beach Walk MS National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Feb. 24 at 6 p.m.

Annual Gala Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Wayside House Spring Boutique is a highend trunk show featuring clothing, jewelry, fashion accessories and home decor items. It has become one of the premiere shows of its kind in South Florida bringing in vendors from throughout the U.S. The Colony Hotel, 525 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 561-666-9162 or www.waysidehouse.net.

Feb. 26 at 11 a.m.

JCC at the Norton Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service This inspiring luncheon will feature Emmy Award-winning television broadcaster, journalist and author Jane Pauley to benefit the full range of JFS mental health services. The event chairs are Judi Donoff, Nancy Schiller, Michele Blair and Talia Klein. Starting at $136. Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca W. Drive, Boca Raton. 561-852-5013 or www.ruthralesjfs.org.

Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Hearts & Soles American Association of Caregiving Youth

The fundraising dinner event will include a reception, dinner, music, live and silent auctions, and fun. The American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) is a Florida-based nonprofit corporation that began serving the greater Boca Raton community in 1998. $125. Boca Country Club, 17751 Boca Club Blvd., Boca Raton. 561-391-7401.

Feb. 28 from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

One Night Only Performance of Legally Blonde School of the Arts Foundation

Join the foundation for a special performance of the Dreyfoos Theatre Department’s “Legally Blonde: The Musical” production. This highenergy, sugar-coated evening will conclude with a “meet the cast” reception. $100 premiere seating; $50 select seating. Meyer Theatre, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, 501 S. Sapodilla Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-8056298 or www.soafi.org.

Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.

The Winter Ball Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

The Winter Ball is being chaired by Darlene Jordan, Tom Quick and Eddy Taylor with honorary chairwoman Mary Freitas. The night will feature an amazing live auction with a few one-of-a-kind must haves, dinner and dancing to The Ruby Baker Band. $600. The Breakers, 1 South County Road, Palm Beach. 561-683-3287 or www.bgcpbc.org.

March 1 at 6 p.m.

Boca Raton Heart & Stroke Ball American Heart Association

The ball’s chairpersons are Mark and Marilyn Swillinger, honorary chairperson is Christine E. Lynn. Major sponsors include Lynn University, Neiman Marcus of Boca Raton, Dr. Karen Mashkin, Mark Warren, Bob Sheetz, Debbie Lindstrom, Martin and Edith Stein, Mark and Marilyn Swillinger, and Billi and Bernie Marcus. $325. The Polo Club of Boca Raton. 561-697-6624.

March 1 at 6 p.m.

59th annual Bethesda Ball Bethesda Hospital Foundation

One of the oldest galas in the county, this ball is a festive and elegant evening with dinner, dancing and live entertainment to benefit Bethesda Health. $375. The Breakers, 1 South County Road, Palm Beach. 561-7377733 or www.BethesdaHospitalFoundation. org.

March 2 at 10 a.m.

Bagel Brunch with Mark Russ Federman Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches

This event, part of the 2013-2014 Mandel JCC Book Festival, features author Mark Russ Federman. The former owner/proprietor of the beloved appetizing store Russ & Daughters, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side tells the story of an immigrant family’s journey. $25. 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-712-5209 or www.jcconline.com/ mandel.

March 2 at 2 p.m.

Bagel Knosh with Mark Russ Federman Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches

Enjoy bagels, lox and spreads with Mark Russ Federman, author of “Russ & Daughters” and former owner/proprietor of the beloved appetizing store on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. This event is part of the 2013-2014 Mandel JCC Book Festival. $25; $18 members. 8500 Jog Road, Boynton Beach. 561-736-4751 or www.jcconline.com.

March 4 at 9 a.m.

Book and Author Luncheon Brandeis National Committee Lakes Chapter & West End Chapter

This elegant evening reception will recognize and thank all Mitzvah Society members, welcome new members and honor Thomas Kaplan. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served with dietary laws observed. The event is chaired by Daniel J. Levine and Albert Gortz. $50. Addison Reserve Country Club, 7201 Addison Reserve Blvd., Delray Beach. 561-852-3173 or www.jewishboca.org/pac.

March 5 at 2:30 p.m.

Novel Tea Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches

This event, part of the 2013-2014 Mandel JCC Book Festival, features author Sally Weiner Grotta. Her novel, “Jo Joe,” is a compelling mystery about a Jewish girl in a small village being raised by her Christian grandparents. The author discusses her book in an intimate private home setting. Series of four: $200; single tickets: $75. Private home, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-712-5209.

March 7 at 11:30 a.m.

Love of Literacy Luncheon Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

This annual luncheon raises awareness about the county’s significant literacy needs and features a nationally known speaker. Past speakers included authors Ann Patchett and Pat Conroy, former First Lady Barbara Bush, and actors Danny Glover, Sean Astin and Henry Winkler. $125. Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts/Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561-921-4663 or www.literacypbc.org.

March 8 at 7:45 p.m.

Annual Benefit Ball & Auction Donna Klein Jewish Academy PTO

Highlights include both live and silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit the school’s academic and athletic programs and provide need-based financial assistance. $150. Polo Club Boca Raton, 5030 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton. 561-852-5007.

March 9 at 6 p.m.

28th annual Dinner Dance JARC Florida

There will be a live and silent auction. JARC Florida provides group homes, apartments and vocational training for adults with development disabilities. $250. Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton. 561-558-2572.

This is a deeply rooted, firmly planted experience of how inner-city youth are bearing good fruit thanks to the deep, firm roots they have grown at Urban Youth Impact. The evening features a silent auction followed by dinner and live auction. $175. The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-832-9220.

March 9 at noon

Family Picnic Hanley Center Foundation

The family picnic will include a world-class horse-jumping competition, lunch, activities for the children and silent auctions. The disease of addiction affects the entire family. $195 for adults; $50 per child (7 to 17); Children 6 and younger, free. Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Wellington. 561-841-1048 or www.hanleycenter.org.

March 12 at 11 a.m.

No Excuse for Abuse Luncheon Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service

Gary and Jennifer Lesser & Peter and Barbara Sidel are co-chairs of this 10th anniversary luncheon featuring a keynote speaker, silent auction, and a program that educates the community about issues of domestic abuse. $150. Cohen Pavilion at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-238-0290 or www. jfcsonline.com.

March 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Altered EGOS: A Retrospective By Nancy Ellison Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

Photographer and author of 14 books Nancy Ellison brings to the gardens “altered EGOS: A Retrospective.” The photographer shares intimate photos of the famous, the political and the personal. Through April 13. $10. 2051 Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561832-5238.

March 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Delray Beach Home Tour Achievement Centers for Children & Families

Hundreds of guests enjoy this exclusive tour through some of the area’s most distinctive residences, a catered luncheon and trolley service between homes. The event also features an extensive raffle that includes travel packages, fine jewelry, spa services and more. $100. Palm Trail Area, Delray Beach. 561-266-0003 or delrayhometour.com.

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The presenting authors will be Jenna Blum (“Those Who Save Us”) and John Searles

March 4 at 5:30 p.m.

PAC Mitzvah Society Cocktail Reception Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation of Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

March 9 at 6 p.m.

12th annual Charity Auction Dinner Urban Youth Impact

SOCIETY PALM BEACH

This event, part of the 2013-2014 Mandel JCC Book Festival, features author B.A. Shapiro on her New York Times bestseller, “The Art Forger.” The novel was inspired by the 1990 art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. $85 with lunch and guided museum tour included. Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-712-5209 or www.jcconline. com/mandel.

Feb. 27 at 11 a.m.

Reflections of Hope Luncheon: “Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health”

A sexy, red-hot evening filled with passion awaits guests at Mar-a-Lago, where they’ll be transported to the Spanish Isles of the Caribbean, followed by the Tropicana ‘50s after party “Paradise Under The Stars.” Prices start at $600. The Mar-a-Lago Club, 1100 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. 561-620-9377 or www.unicornchildensfoundation.org/gala.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Spring Boutique Wayside House

This popular event features a magnificent silent auction of designer handbags and jewelry, a raffle and a luncheon with celebrity speaker. $350. The Breakers, 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach. 561-616-1257 or ctrfam. org/scollemer@ctrfam.org.

Noche Caliente Tropical Unicorn Children’s Foundation

(“Boy Still Missing”). There will be book signings and sales, vendors new and old, and a luncheon catered by The Breakers at 11:30 a.m. BNC members $57; guests $62. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Cohen Pavilion, Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-734-6525.

Sun Sentinel

The Kravis Center’s annual black-tie Gala will begin with a pre-performance reception followed by a spectacular performance by world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The elegant evening will continue with a dinner-dance. $750 Gala Patron; $375 Young Gala Patron (45 and younger). Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach. 561-651-4320 or www.kravis.org.

16th annual Old Bags Luncheon Center for Family Services

March 1 at 7 p.m.

Special Marketing Section

The Walk MS is a simple but incredibly powerful way for you to share in the hope of having a world free of multiple sclerosis (MS). The goal of the walk is to create awareness and raise funds for local programs and cutting edge research for a cure. Waterfront City Commons, 101 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 954-731-4224 or www. mswalksouthflorida.org.

Feb. 27 at 10:30 a.m.

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Season Preview | Palm Beach County | 2013  

Society Scene's annual Season Preview edition, featuring all the upcoming philanthropic events.

Season Preview | Palm Beach County | 2013  

Society Scene's annual Season Preview edition, featuring all the upcoming philanthropic events.

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