Through April 13
Exhibit: 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. 2051 Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-832-5238.

Through May 18
Asaroton - 2000 to 2013 by Vanessa Somer Vreeland
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
Asaroton (the unswept floor) was inspired by a Roman epoch mosaic in the Vatican museums. Using the same marble and shape as the original masterpiece, Vreeland’s interpretative mosaic holds true to the Roman piece while bringing the design into the modern age. 2051 Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-832-5328.

Through May 31
Keys to the Cure & The Art of Science: Under the Surface
Palm Beach Photographic Centre
Comprised of more than 50 multimedia works, Keys to the Cure is an interchange of photography and sculpture to tell the story of stem-cell research and regenerative medicine. Handmade keys will float off painted color fields, representing the interior tissue and organs of the bodies, while glowing keys hang from above, giving abstract visualization to the human body’s complex systems. The Art of Science: Under the Surface will feature pictures taken through a microscope, allowing the viewer a closer world of regenerative medicine and the human body. Free. 415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-253-2600 or

April 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.
SuperStar Spectacular
Milagro Center
The gala features student performances, music, a silent auction, exciting raffle prizes, drinks, hors d'oeuvres and a great opportunity to network. $75 in advance, $85 at the door. Mercedes-Benz of Delray, 1001 Linton Blvd., Delray Beach. 561-279-2970 or

April 9 at 6 p.m.
Book Signing and Lecture Reception
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
The book signing and lecture reception will spotlight Caroline Seebohm’s “Monumental Dreams: The Life and Sculpture of Ann Norton,” following the story of artist Annie Weaver Norton. $50 per person; $75 per couple. 2051 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-832-5328 or

April 10
Proper Affair Fashion Show
Achievement Centers for Children & Families
Boston Proper partners with the Achievement Centers to present the sixth annual Proper Affair. The evening features a live runway show showcasing Boston Proper’s latest fashions and high-end silent auctions, all surrounded by fabulous food, drinks, music and friends. $160. Location and time TBD. 561-266-0003 or

April 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Inaugural ChildNet Care for Kids Luncheon
Proceeds will support activities and items needed by more than 1,500 children in the local child welfare system. $75. Frenchman's Reserve, 3370 Grande Corniche, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-352-2500, ext. 2459 or

April 10 at 3 p.m.
Ladies Guild’s annual Ladies Tea
Palm Beach Symphony
In honor of diamond benefactor Dora Bak, the tea will feature coloratura soprano Maria Aleida Rodriguez. The Ladies Guild of the Palm Beach Symphony was formed to assist the board of directors in sharing ideas about the programs and membership of the symphony. Free for members; $50 for guests. Cafe L'Europe, 331 S. County Road, Palm Beach. 561-833-3044 or

April 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Art Outside the Walls: En Plein Air
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
This exhibition features drawings and paintings produced by local artists throughout the county, created two months prior to the exhibition. $10 for non-members. 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. 561-472-3330 or

April 10 at 6 p.m.
Raise Your Glass to End Hunger
Christians Reaching Out to Society (CROS) Ministries
This wine tasting event will feature wines from Cosentino, Clos Pegase, Girard and Korbel. Food pairings will include samples from Tryst and Buddha Sky Bar of Delray Beach. There will also be a raffle and live auction. Proceeds will support CROS Ministries’ hunger programs. $40 in advance; $50 at the door. 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. 561-233-9009 or

April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Prison Ministry Art Exhibition
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach
The exhibition will feature original works of art by prisoners to benefit the ministries of Catholic Charities. The night will include wine, light bites and more than 70 original pieces of art, concluding with a wine auction and a drawing for a framed print by a local inmate. $50. 212 E. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach. 561-630-2695 or

April 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Impact 100 Palm Beach County Grand Awards Event
Impact 100 Palm Beach County
The organization is made of women committed to improving the south Palm Beach County community through high impact grants to local nonprofits. Each member contributes $1,000, which is pooled to fund new, innovative activities with high impact grants of $100,000. Each year at the annual meeting, grant finalists are invited to speak, Impact 100 members vote, and funds are awarded that evening. Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. 561-213-5200 or

April 11 at 10 a.m.
Palm Beach Go Red For Women Luncheon
American Heart Association
The Go Red For Women Luncheon is a culmination of the yearlong efforts of people in the community for the Go Red For Women movement. The chairperson is Ruth Schwarzkopf. $150. Admiral’s Cove, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-697-6683.

April 11 at 11 a.m.
"Glamour In The Woods" - Red Door Luncheon
Gilda's Club South Florida
The Friends of Gilda’s, an auxiliary group of volunteers for Gilda’s Club South Florida, is proud this event featuring a silent auction and fashion show. $75. Woodfield Country Club, 3650 Club Place, Boca Raton. 954-763-6776.

April 11 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
SleepOut to End Homelessness
The Lord's Place
SleepOut is a life-changing event featuring an entertaining and inspirational program, with participants having the option to sleep outdoors overnight to raise awareness about homelessness. $25 registration. Meyer Amphitheatre, 100 Datura St., West Palm Beach. 561-537-4638 or

April 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
28th annual Drop it, Build it, Float it, Launch it, Thrill it engineering competition
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
Elementary, middle and high school students are invited to demonstrate their ingenuity and science skills in a series of contests. Competitors will see if their egg can survive the fall when their container takes a three-story drop from a cherry picker in the “Drop It” competition. There will also be a “Launch It” competition, where participants will see if their bottle rocket will blast off or fizzle out. Bridges will be built, floatable boats will be crafted and roller coasters will operate as students compete for prize money, awarded to the first through fourth place winners in each category. The competition will be judged by the Florida Engineering Society. Free. 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. 561-370-7710 or

April 12 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
American Girl Fashion Show
The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County
A fun-filled event for girls and their dolls featuring local girls modeling historical and current fashions in an entertaining and educational look at how generations of girls have used clothing to express their style and personality. Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center, 5150 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton. 561-279-9103 or

April 12 at 6 p.m.
Fifth annual Gala
CJ Foundation for Children in Need
This formal event will begin with a cocktail reception, delectable hors d'oeuvres and a spectacular silent auction. Then enjoy a delicious dinner and a live auction, all while being wowed by entertainers. $250. Glen Eagles Country Club, 7667 Victory Lane, Delray Beach. 561-364-2001 or

April 12 at 6 p.m.
Masquerade Ball: Revealing Today’s Environmental Leaders
Pine Jog Environmental Education Center
This event will celebrate the ongoing accomplishments of the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, a unit of the College of Education of Florida Atlantic University. Proceeds will benefit Pine Jog’s environmental educational programs. $150. Marriott Hotel, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-686-6600.

April 12 at 6 p.m.
Eighth annual Monopoly Event & Casino Night
Boca Helping Hands (BHH)
In addition to the fast-paced tournament-style Monopoly, there will be casino gaming, music, dancing, dinner, cocktails, and silent and live auctions. BHH is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to distribute food to underprivileged individuals and help break the cycle of dependence. $150. Via Mizner Golf and Country Club, Boca Raton. 561-367-1193, ext. 202 or

April 12 from 7 to 11 p.m.
Fourth annual Shooting For The Stars
Cameras For Kids Foundation (CFKF)
Guests will enjoy live jazz music, paintings, sculptures and mixed media in an exhibition space, while dining on hors d’oeuvres and beverages. An acclaimed artist will join CFKF students in sharing how photography and art has impacted their lives. The event will also include a silent and live auction. $100 person; $175 per couple. Baker Sponder Gallery, 608 Banyan Trail, Boca Raton. 561-251-6717 or

April 13 at 6:30 a.m.
Thin Mint Sprint 5K
Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida
This third annual event features a 100-yard Tag-a-long Trot for the kids. Race T-shirts will be provided to the first 300 5K registrants and a box of Thin Mints to all 5K finishers. This is a chip-timed race on a certified course. $25. Okeeheelee Park, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-427-0258 or

April 13 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Off the Leash
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
Guests will enjoy a casual celebration of dogs and cats, including a dinner reception. Last year’s event raised $125,000 to support animal welfare, provide critical services to dogs and cats in the community, and help place adoptable animals in homes. $250. 215 Peruvian Ave., Palm Beach. 561-472-8845 or

April 14-15
Passover Seders
Temple Anshei Shalom
Cantor Efraim Sapir will conduct this community Seder with individual family-style tables. Single night: $65 for members; $70 for non-members. Two nights: $120 for members; $130 for non-members; $30 for children under 12. Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 561-495-1300.

April 14 at 5 p.m.
19th Hole Club
American Cancer Society - Island of Palm Beach Unit
Cancer survivor and CBS Sports anchor Peter Kostis will be the guest of honor for the 46th annual benefit. British Open Champion and CBS Sports commentator Ian Baker-Finch will serve as the master of ceremonies. The evening will include a putting contest, chipping contest, dinner by the bite and a golf clinic with Kostis and Baker-Finch. Before the event, the “Women’s Tee Party and Fashion Show” will take place at 3:30 p.m. at The Breakers’ HMF, with jewelry from Tamara Comolli Fine Jewelry. $750 per couple, $500 per couple under 45. $100 for the party only. The Breakers Ocean Course Clubhouse, 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach. 561-655-3449 or

April 16 - May 18
Exhibit: The Surrealist Roberto Matta
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
Chilean-born artist Roberto Matta was an international figure whose worldview represented a synthesis of European, American and Latin American cultures. Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Wednesdays at 11 a.m., there will be a guided tour of the exhibition. Free for members, $10 for nonmembers. 2051 Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-832-5328 or

April 18 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Palm Beach Autism Festival
Autism Society Palm Beach
In celebration of “Autism Awareness Month,” the Autism Society of Palm Beach/Martin County is hosting a fundraiser for the entire family. The event will kick off with a screening of “A Teens Guide to Understanding And Communicating With People on The Autism Spectrum” at 6 p.m. at Cobb Theatres. 14-year-old student filmmaker Alexandra Jackman will be in attendance for a Q-and-A after the screening. The evening will also include a close animal encounter and show presented by Busch Wildlife and live music by Harold Seay. Free. Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-389-6671 or

April 19 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Casino Night
The Palm Beach chapter for the organization dedicated to funding research for juvenile diabetes will host a night of silent and live auctions, and casino games prizes. Molly Dillon, Chandler Hill and others with Type 1 diabetes will be honored. $75-$125. Palm Beach Lamborghini Showroom, 2345 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-655-1990.

April 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Golf Invitational & Charity Dinner
Place of Hope
The Golf Invitational & Charity Dinner welcomes Place of Hope supporters from across the country to raise operating funds for programs, housing, services and outreach. The Charity Dinner and auction precedes the golf tournament. Old Palm Golf Club, 11089 Old Palm Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-775-7195 or

April 23 at 6 p.m.
Celebration of Women
National Council of Jewish Women SE Atlantic Section
Guests will view the documentary film "The Dream Is Now," about undocumented children of immigrants working to earn their citizenship and make a meaningful contribution to the country. A light dinner will be served and new officers for the 2014-2015 board will be appointed. $18 before April 11; $25 after April 11. South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach. 561-394-5135 or

April 23 at 6 p.m.
Wine Education for the Working Woman
Women's Foundation of Palm Beach County
As part of the “Women’s Professional Development” series, attendees will learn how to order wine with authority. The tasting will feature six to eight wines from Washington, Oregon and California. $25. 11221 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-310-8851 or

April 23 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Taste of the Nation Palm Beach
Share Our Strength
The annual tasting event, benefiting Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry” campaign, will feature Palm Beach chefs, sommeliers and mixologists. VIP admission starts at 6:30 p.m. $100 for general admission; $150 for VIP. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 617-510-9503.

April 24 at 5:45 p.m.
YAD Wandering Happy Hour – Blue Martini
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County's Young Adult Division
Wherever YAD wanders for Happy Hour, it’s the place for young Jewish adults in their 20s to early 40s to be. Mix, mingle and meet friends while making a difference locally and globally. $8. Blue Martini, 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton. 561-852-5015 or

April 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Men with Caring Hearts
Florence Fuller Child Development Centers
This awards luncheon gives nonprofit organizations an opportunity to provide recognition and thanks to male volunteers who have given time, talent, energy and resources to make life better for others in the community. $100. Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton. 561-391-7274, ext. 128 or

April 25 at 1 p.m.
NSU Scholarship Golf Classic
Nova Southeastern University
The 29th annual Scholarship Golf Classic benefits the scholarship and academic support fund for NSU Shark student athletes and ensures the success of the school’s NCAA Division II athletic program. Sponsorships are available. PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach. 954-262-2105 or

April 25 at 7 p.m.
Touching Hearts, Building Futures, Changing Lives! cocktail reception
Best Foot Forward Foundation
The evening will feature comic impressionist Ken Block and success stories from children who participated with Best Foot Forward. Guests also will enjoy cocktails, dinner by the bite, and live and silent auctions, with proceeds benefiting Best Foot Forward. $125. Boca Grove Country Club, 21351 Whitaker Drive, Boca Raton. 561-470-8300 or

April 26 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Shredding Fundraiser
Cason United Methodist Church
Guests can bring old, sensitive documents to be shredded. $5. 342 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. 561-706-9618 or

April 26 at 6 p.m.
Reach for the Stars
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
This benefit event features an array of gourmet foods and accompanying fine wines presented in the elegant lobby of the Kravis Center. An exciting entertainment feature is soon to be announced. $125; $100 for Young Friends members. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach. 561-651-4320 or

April 26 at 6 p.m.
Pooch Prom
Drug Abuse Treatment Association Inc. (DATA)
Bring your dog for the yappiest event of the season. The Pooch Prom includes contests, a scavenger hunt, Kibbles and Nibbles, live entertainment, dancing and the crowning of the 2014 Pooch Prom King and Queen. $40 in advance; $45 at the door. Downtown at the Gardens, Centre Court 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-776-7659 or

April 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Hope Gala
American Cancer Society
The evening will feature speaker and breast cancer survivor Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The event will include dinner, live and silent auctions, chance drawings and live entertainment. $275. Woodfield Country Club, 3650 Club Place, Boca Raton. 561-394-7751 or

April 26 at 7 p.m.
Hope & Home Gala
SOS Children's Villages - Florida
SOS Children’s Villages celebrates healing, hope and home for South Florida’s foster children at this year’s gala. Funds raised provide the 75 children growing up in the village with basic necessities, childhood activities and vital services like therapy, tutoring and life skills. $250. Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton. 954-420-5030 or

April 27 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Top Hats and Tea Cups
Ali’s Alliance
The event will feature 15 cancer survivors, along with their medical providers, modeling couture creations designed by florists throughout Palm Beach County. There will also be a silent auction, raffle and three-course tea pairing. $60. PGA National Resort and Spa, 400 Ave. of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-315-5477 or

April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Jan McArt’s New Play Readings
World Performing Arts Center at Lynn University
The four-part series will feature readings of plays. April 28 will feature readings from “Verdun, One Day” by Christopher Demos-Brown. $10. Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. 561-237-9000 or

May 1 at 10 a.m. boutique opens; noon luncheon
12th annual Mother's Day Luncheon
Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO)
More than 400 women are expected to attend the 12th annual JAFCO Mother’s Day Luncheon. Chaired by Marci Langley and Chris Miller, the event will raise money for abused, neglected and special needs children throughout South Florida. The Polo Club of Boca Raton, 5400 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton. 954-749-7230.

May 1 at 11:30 a.m.
Guest Speaker: Lyon Roth
Na’Amat USA/Palm Beach Council
Roth is the senior vice president of UBS Financial Services, representing the Consulate of Israel in Miami. He is an adjunct professor of Business Law and Ethics at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Proceeds benefit Na'Amat Israel, which provides training, educational and social services for women, youth, children, and families in Israel. $150. Boca Greens Country Club, 19642 Trophy Drive, Boca Raton. 561-368-8898 or

May 1 at 6 p.m.
Fourth annual Celebration
In Jacob's Shoes
This event features dinner, an open bar and exciting silent and live auctions. All proceeds benefit In Jacob’s Shoes, which provides shoes, school supplies and athletic gear to children in need. Grants will also be awarded for camp, aftercare, sports and enrichment programs. $100. Lakeside Terrace, 7880 Glades Road, Boca Raton. 954-757-9030 or

May 2 at 1 p.m.
15th annual Golf Tournament
The YMCA of South Palm Beach County’s
The DeVos-Blum Family YMCA in Boynton Beach will host the golf tournament, with a shotgun kickoff at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Y’s financial assistance program, which allows individuals, regardless of income, the ability to participate in “Y” programs. Registration starts at noon. Indian Spring Country Club, 11501 El Clair Ranch Road, Boynton Beach.

May 2 at 7 p.m.
Man & Woman of the Year South County Grand Finale
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
This annual competition involves select individuals in the community who will raise funds for the title of “Man or Woman of the Year.” Candidates compete in honor of the “Boy & Girl of the Year,” who are young local blood cancer survivors. By accepting the nomination, candidates have 10 weeks to accumulate the votes, with every dollar raised counted as one vote. The male and female candidates who raise the most votes during the campaign will be named the “Man & Woman of the Year” at the Grand Finale, which will feature a silent and live auction, cocktail reception and dinner. $150. Royal Palm Yacht Club, 2425 Maya Palm Drive West, Boca Raton. 561-616-8682 or

May 3 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Quota International of Boca/Delray's Kentucky Derby Party
Dolores Taylor Scholarship Foundation/Forgotten Soldiers Outreach/AVDA
The event will include hors d'oeuvres, dinner, open beer and wine bar, off track betting with quota dollars, live simulcast of the Kentucky Derby, silent and Chinese auctions, Derby hat contests, door prizes and more. $65. Boca Greens Country Club, 19642 Trophy Drive, Boca Raton. 561-927-7179.

May 7 at 11:30 a.m.
88th anniversary luncheon
Na’Amat USA/Broward Council
The guest speaker will be Hava Holtzhauer, who is the Florida ADL regional director. Entertainment will be provided by Richard Shapiro, a classical, jazz and pop artist. Proceeds benefit its sister organization in Israel, which provides training, educational and social services for women, youth, children and families. $125. Woodlands Country Club, 4600 Woodlands Blvd., Tamarac. 954-970-8609 or