Dr. Michael B. Brown is scheduled to be guest preacher at First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach the morning of March 19.
10977967262?profile=RESIZE_180x180Then at 4 p.m., he’ll be joined by Rob Tanner to speak again on “Can Retirement Be Purposeful?”
Brown is an author (A Five-Mile Walk, Bottom Line Beliefs and The Love Principle: Daily Practices for a Loving & Purposeful Life), motivational speaker, adjunct professor, and the senior minister at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, America’s oldest existing Protestant congregation.
He is known for his “practical positivity” message and he’ll offer tips on mapping the retirement landscape.
The discussion will take place in the conference room on the second floor of the Center for Christian Studies. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested. Call Nancy Fine at 561-276-6338, ext. 10, or email nancyfine@firstdelray.com.
First Presbyterian Church is at 33 Gleason St.

Cason to celebrate 120th anniversary
Cason United Methodist Church celebrates its 120th anniversary at 11 a.m. March 19, with a special service that mirrors the 1969 dedication service of Cason’s campus at the corner of Swinton Avenue and Lake Ida Road in Delray Beach.
Following the service, a catered lunch is planned on the grounds of the church. Tickets for the luncheon are $30, and reservations are required. Tables are available for $275.
Call 561-276-5302. Cason is at 342 N. Swinton Ave.

B’nai Torah concert series to wrap up with two shows
10977967467?profile=RESIZE_180x180The B’nai Torah Congregation 2023 Concert Series finishes with two shows in March.
Cantor Azi Schwartz performs March 15. Schwartz is the senior cantor of Park Avenue Synagogue in New York and is known for his spiritually uplifting performances.
Cantor Magda Fishman performs March 22. The final concert of the season features Fishman with award-winning composer, pianist and music producer Maestro Tomer Adaddi.
Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at B’nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18th St., Boca Raton. The shows will also be available virtually. Tickets start at $25 at www.btcboca.org/CS. For more information, call 561-392-8566.


10977967863?profile=RESIZE_710xMargaret Swinchoski (l-r), Donald Mokrynski and Ron Levy. Photo provided

Music at St. Paul’s trio to celebrate spring
Celebrate “Spring is in the Air” with the Palisade Virtuosi at 3 p.m. March 5 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Delray Beach. The program will feature works for flute, clarinet and piano performed by the Bergen County, New Jersey-based ensemble Palisade Virtuosi.
The founders are three friends — Margaret Swinchoski, flute, Donald Mokrynski, clarinet, and Ron Levy, piano — who had successful solo careers but enjoy playing in an ensemble.
They must. They’ve been together for 20 years.
Music at St. Paul’s concerts take place at the church at 188 S. Swinton Ave.
A $20 donation at the door is suggested. Admission is free for guests aged 18 and younger.
Other upcoming concerts are the Lynn University Chamber Music Competition finalists (April 16); “Four for Four,” featuring the Delray String Quartet (May 7); and “The Sound of Heaven,” music for organ, harp and violin, with David Macfarlane, Kay Kemper and Valentin Mansurov (May 21).
Call 561-278-6003 or visit www.musicstpauls.org.

Boca Raton seniors to celebrate b’nai mitzvah
Seniors in Boca Raton are preparing for their b’nai mitzvah, 70 years later. Nearly 80 people make up the new Eight-Three Club at B’nai Torah Congregation, and 20 members will be called to the bimah on March 25. Some will read from the Torah and others will carry the Torah, open the ark or read the prayer for peace.
It’s customary to celebrate an 83rd birthday with a second b’nai mitzvah as a sign of gratitude for living a long life. But some 83-year-olds will celebrate for the first time. Some are women who weren’t given the chance 70 years ago, while for others, life got in the way.
You can celebrate with the grateful group at 1 p.m. March 8 at B’nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18th St., Boca Raton. Call 561-392-8566 or visit www.btcboca.org.

Italian Night dinner-dance coming to St. Lucy church
The St. Padre Pio Knights of Columbus hosts its second annual St. Lucy Italian Night Dinner Dance at 5:30 p.m. March 25 in the Parish Center.
A seven-course meal with beer, wine or soda is planned, with musical entertainment by Gino DeMarco and door prizes.
Tickets are $75 and are available after Mass on weekends or by calling Dominick Conte at 561-715-0017. St. Lucy Catholic Church is at 3510 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach.

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