Holiday Luncheon & Bou
tique: Benefits Opportunity Early Childhood Education & Family Center. 10:30 a.m. $200. Shop exclusive boutique items or buy raffle tickets. The Sailfish Club, 1338 N. Lake Way, Palm Beach. 561-712-9221. opportunitypbc.org
Holiday Open House at the
Gift Shop: Stroll through the Historical Society museum and gift shop. Members receive 15-percent discount on full-priced items. 5 p.m. Boca Raton Town Hall, 71 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. 561-395-6766 or bocahistory.org
Toys For Tots Holiday
Luncheon: Bring an unwrapped toy. Members and
guests welcome, 11:30 a.m. $46. RSVP: American Association of University Women, 312-316-6229. Coral Ridge Country Club, 3801 Bayview Drive 308, Fort Lauderdale. pom[email protected]hoo.com Women of Distinction legacy luncheon honors distinguished leaders: Benefits the March of Dimes. 11:30 a.m. Honors and celebrates women philanthropists and entrepreneurs in South Florida. $150. Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84, Davie. 754-300-2617, marchofdimes.org. 13th Annual ‘Ribbons for
the Children’ party: Benefits the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center. Features an art exhibit and silent auction to honor World AIDS Day, 6 p.m. $75. RIVA Residences Fort Lauderdale, 1180 N. Federal Highway. 954-7281095. childrensdiagnostic.com
Fashion, Passion & Inspira
tion: Fashion show honors Marilyn Swillinger and benefits the Parkinson Foundation, presented by the South Palm Beach Chapter. 11 a.m. $150. Includes fashion show and luncheon. Woodfield Country Club, 3650 Club Place, Boca Raton. 561-9621702, parkinson.org/south palmbeachcounty
JAFCO Jacob’s Ladder
Award Gala: Benefits children served by Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options, 7 p.m. $350. The Polo Club of Boca Raton, 5400 Champion Blvd. jafco.org/events/jacobs -ladder-award-gala or 954315-8696.
SFPC Toys in the Sun Run to benefit the James Jr. Fund and Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital: Motor- cyclists ride from Festival Marketplace (2900 West Sample Road, Pompano Beach) to Markham Park (16001 W. SR 84, Sunrise). Ride begins at 9:30 a.m. Markham Park gates open at 8 a.m. Concert by Bret Michaels, car show, vendors, food. Participation/admission $20 (with an unwrapped toy) or $30 (without a toy). toysinthesunrun.com Lips Annual Gospel Brunch & Holiday Toy Drive: Benefits the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center. Bring an unwrapped toy. A $10 cover charge in addition to brunch applies to each attendee that will go to CDTC. Reservations required. 11 a.m. Lips, 1421 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park. 954-567-0987. fladragshow .com
Dinner: Proceeds benefit music department projects for choral and vocal studies at FAU. Pageantry, entertainment, a savory feast and music.Guests are encouraged to come dressed in costume. 6:30 p.m. $100. St Gregory's church, 100 NE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton. fauf.fau.edu/madrigal or 561-297-2337.
Campaign Kickoff for the Jewish Federations of Palm Beach County. Tickets $75 with minimum gift of $365 per household. Featured speaker Howie Mandel. 6 p.m. The Breakers, 1 South County Road, Palm Beach. jewishpalmbeach.org or 561-242-6612.
The Policeman’s Ball: A black-tie dinner and dance to honor the Palm Beach Police Dept. and James Patterson. Proceeds benefit Police Foundation scholarships to dependent children of officers and employees. $750. 6:30 p.m. The Mar-a-Lago Club, 1100 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. 561-820-8118, pbpf.us
Sacred Heart School 9th
Annual Tea: Ten percent of ticket sales benefit the Sacred Heart School Scholarship Fund. Features a fashion presentation, 2 p.m., with beauty tips and tricks. $100. Saks Fifth Avenue, 172 Worth Ave., Palm Beach. 561-3794593. sacredheartschoollakeworth.com 6th Annual Palm Beach Medical Briefing Luncheon:
Proceeds support research at The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation. $550. 11:30 a.m. The Breakers, 1 South County Road, Palm Beach. 888-9444408, questforthetest.org.
JAFCO Broadway Comes to
Ibis: Evening event features the sounds of Broadway to benefit the children served by the Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options organization. $225. 6:30 p.m. The Club at Ibis, 8225 Ibis Blvd., West Palm Beach. 954-3158696, jafco.org/events/ broadway-comes-to-ibis/
2nd Annual Call for Backup
Party: Benefits the Boca Raton Police Foundation that funds outreach programs to improve public safety, etc. Features hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, entertainment, demonstrations and silent auction. 7 p.m. $99. Bell Estate, 3678 Princeton Place, Boca Raton. 561-988-1711. bocaratonpolicefoundation.org
Palm Beach Dinner for
Hanley Foundation: Features an elegant evening including live entertainment. Proceeds help prevent and educate children, parents and caregivers about substance abuse and addiction. 6 p.m. $500. The Sailfish Club of Florida, 1338 N. Lake Way, Palm Beach. 561-268-2355. hanleyfoundation.org
Scopus Award Gala: Ben- efits American Friends of the Hebrew University and pays tribute this year’s award recipients Marjorie and Robert Emden. The award recognizes those who demonstrate humanitarian concerns and make outstanding contributions to education. $1,250. The Breakers, Palm Beach, 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach. 561-750-8585. afhu.org.
Conine All-Star Golf Classic to benefit Conine Clubhouse at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. 9 a.m. $5,000. Fort Lauderdale Country Club, 415 E. Country Club Circle, Fort Lauderdale. jdchf.org, 954-265-7241, crco[email protected]s.net 15th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, Jan. 21-26:
4 p.m. $15 for public events; $895 entire week. Includes workshops, talks, interviews, readings and panel discussions. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. 561-868-2063, palm beachpoetryfestival.org
JAFCO Luncheon & Fash
ion Show: Proceeds benefit Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options to help provide care for abused and neglected children and those with disabilities in the Jewish community. $100. 10 a.m. The Kravis Center, Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 954-3158663.
12th Annual Palm Beach Wine Auction to benefit arts education at the
Kravis Center. Live auction and five-course dinner paired with select wines from around the world. 6 p.m. $1,000. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-651-4320, [email protected] palm beachwineauction.org