Dinner, dancing, live music, entertainment and the theme ‘Under the Palms’ highlight an evening of celebration and support for the expansion of foster care services for Place of Hope at The Leighan and David Rinker Campus in Boca Raton. Time is 6:30 p.m. Cost $300. Call 483-0962 or visit www.placeofhoperinker.org. ABOVE: (l-r, front) Melissa Bonaros, Linda Taylor, Sue MacDonald, Rebecca D’Emic, Polly Jackson, Angela Santos, Patricia Saffer, (back) Paul Bonaros, Sue Heller, Trisha Wegman, Katharine Moss, Jennifer Hernandez, Dr. Anjali Noble, Trisha Bachman, Rachel Lopez, Mary Randolph Scott, Shari Parson and Neil Saffer. Photo provided by Kelly Wagner/Coastal Click Photography
Pay it Forward celebrates the numerous philanthropic events in South County. Events are current as of 9/29. Please check with organizers for any changes.
Friday - 10/4 - American Association of Caregiving Youth’s Hearts & “Soles” Casino Night at Boca Country Club, 17751 Boca Club Blvd., Boca Raton. Double down at one of several gaming tables to help the nonprofit carry out its mission of ensuring support services for young caregivers and their families. 6-10 pm. $175. 391-7401 or aacy.org.
10/4 - Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum’s Toasts, Tastes & Trolleys at Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real. Tour downtown venues while sampling dinner by the bite and specialty drinks at every location, all to benefit education programs. 6-11 pm. $125. 395-6766 or bocahistory.org.
Saturday - 10/12 - Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics’ Angels for Angels Charity Ball at St. Andrews Country Club, 17557 W. Claridge Oval, Boca Raton. Support drug development to treat and ultimately cure a rare disease that affects the nervous system, delaying development and causing intellectual and physical disabilities. 7-11 p.m. $175. 954-776-1999, Ext. 222 or cureangelman.org/angelsforangels.
Thursday - 10/17 - National League of American Pen Women’s Boca Raton Branch’s New Membership Luncheon & Silent Auction at Indian Spring Country Club, 11501 El Clair Ranch Road, Boynton Beach. Meet artists, composers and writers, enjoy a lavish lunch and bid on fabulous items to benefit scholarships for creative youths. Noon. $35. 737-5544 or bocapenwomen.org.
10/17 - Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County’s Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee at The Harriet Himmel Theater, 700 S. Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach. “Bee” a part of the buzz and compete in the 28th-annual fundraiser for programs that teach literacy throughout the county. 6 pm. $300-$1,000. 279-9103 or literacypbc.org.
10/17 - Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton’s Securing our Future Soiree at The Addison, 2 E Camino Real, Boca Raton. Enjoy an experience-driven social with culinary stations, handcrafted cocktails and lavish auction items. 6:30-9:30 pm. $250. 683-3287 or bgcpbc.org
Friday - 10/18 - Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s Go Pink Luncheon at Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real. Listen to multitalented actor, comedian, producer, writer and physician Dr. Ken Jeong give the keynote speech at the 16th-annual affair that benefits breast-cancer detection and treatment initiatives. 11 am-1:30 pm. $175. 955-7100 or donate.brrh.com/gopink.
Saturday - 10/26 - The Witches of Delray’s Witches Ride beginning at Delray Beach City Hall, 100 N.W. First Ave. Put on a witch costume, decorate that bicycle and join the eighth-annual, fun-filled cruise down Atlantic Avenue to benefit Achievement Centers for Children & Families. 7:30-11:30 am. $25-$30. 266-0003 or witchesofdelray.org.
Friday - 11/1 - Best Buddies Champion of the Year at PGA National Resort & Spa, 400 Ave of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens. Celebrate eight local philanthropic leaders who have engaged in a 10-week fundraising campaign to raise money and awareness for Best Buddies inclusion programs. Guests will be joined by Super Heros as they enjoy a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and live entertainment. 7-11 pm. $250. 972-5312 or bestbuddies.org/palmbeach
Saturday - 11/2 - Place of Hope’s Hope Bash Boca at Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton. Enjoy an evening of dining, dancing, live music, entertainment and the theme “Under the Palms” to support the expansion of foster care services at the Leighan and David Rinker Campus. 6:30 pm. $300. 483-0962 or placeofhoperinker.org.
Monday - 11/4 - Bethesda Hospital Foundation’s Women of Grace Luncheon at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. Celebrate philanthropy and volunteerism by honoring four local women whose outstanding service has enriched and inspired the community. 10:30 am-1:30 pm. $200. 737-7733, Ext. 84428 or bethesdahospitalfoundation.org.
Tuesday - 11/5 - Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase & College Spirit Night at Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel, 2000 N.W. 19th St., Boca Raton. Take pride in Palm Beach County’s only NCAA-sanctioned football bowl game at a casual, open-to-the-public night filled with food, fun and fundraising for Spirit of Giving Network. 6-8:30 pm. $50 in advance, $60 at the door. 362-3661 or spiritofgivingnetwork.com.
Thursday - 11/7 - The Crossroads Club’s Inaugural Gratitude Luncheon at The Seagate Country Club, 3600 Hamlet Drive, Delray Beach. Buy a ticket to benefit, celebrate and recognize the progress made in fighting addiction in the community. Noon-2 pm. $175. 278-8004, Ext. 106 or thecrossroadsclub.com.
11/7 - Faulk Center for Counseling’s Community Impact Awards at Broken Sound Club, 2401 Willow Springs Drive, Boca Raton. Help raise proceeds that will impact more than 2,000 South Florida adults and children through individual- and group-counseling programs. 6 pm. $125. 483-5300 or faulkcenterforcounseling.org.
Friday - 11/8 - Junior League of Boca Raton’s Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon at Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real. Help celebrate local women and recognize nonprofits throughout Palm Beach County during a Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show by designer Andrea Lieberman. 10:30 am. $150-$250. 620-2553 or jlbr.org.
Friday - 11/15 - Boca Center’s “Jingle All the Way” at Boca Center, 5150 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton. Watch the inaugural tree-lighting, listen to holiday performances by local choirs and take photos with Santa while benefiting Junior League of Boca Raton and Spirit of Giving Network. 5:30-7 pm. A new, unwrapped toy for general admission, $45 for VIP seating. 620-2553 or jlbr.org.
Thursday - 11/21 - Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County’s Read Together Palm Beach County Finale Event at The Harriet Himmel Theater, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. Wrap up the 11th-annual campaign, in which adults read the same book at the same time, with the author of The One-in-a-Million Boy, Monica Wood. 6 pm. Free. 279-9103 or literacypbc.org.
Friday - 11/22 - Unicorn Children’s Foundation’s Community Inclusion Awards at Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton. Recognize unsung heroes and those who go above and beyond on behalf of special-needs children and their families. 11:30 am. $125. 620-9377, Ext. 304 or unicornchildrensfoundation.org.