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Social Highs

JANUARY

MORSELIFE HEALTH SYSTEMS — The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Film Festival through February 16th. 100+ screenings of acclaimed films from 20 different countries. 45 films including 35 national, state and local premieres. Seven convenient Palm Beach County theaters. Call 561.783.6045 or visit DMEPBFF.org.

 

27 PALM BEACH ZOO & CONSERVATION SOCIETY — Tropical Safari Gala; 7pm at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservatory in West Palm Beach. Deborah Dauman and Suzanne Johnson, Chairs; Michele Kessler and Thomas C. Quick, Honorary Chairs. Call Karen Carr Huebbers, Chief Development Officer or Lindsay Shapiro, Gift Officer at 561.533.0887, ext. 222 or visit gala@palmbeachzoo.org.

28  HOMESAFE — 20th Annual Classic Rock & Roll Party; 6pm-11pm at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Rex Kirby and Kelly Smallridge and Larry and Gina Melby, Co-Chairs. $500 per person and $5000 per table. To purchase tickets visit helphomesafe.org/the-classic-rock-roll-party-2023/ or call Cheré Camus Brodi at 561.383.9842.

29 ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION — Annual Downton Abbey Dinner Dance at Club Colette. Call 561.254.7838.

FEBRUARY

1 HOPE FOR DEPRESSION RESEARCH FOUNDATION — Fifth Annual PB Race of Hope Committee Reception and Dinner; 6pm at Le Bilboquet. Audrey Gruss and Scott Synder, Chairs. By invitation.

 

2 PALM BEACH ISLAND HOSPICE FOUNDATION — Hospice Evening 2023 at The Breakers Palm Beach. Gaye and James Engel, Chairs. Call 561.832.8585.

3 BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY — Ninth Annual Youth of the Year Dinner; 6pm-9:30pm at Hilton West Palm Beach in West Palm Beach. Honorable Danielle H. Moore and Honorable Lesly Smith, Honorary Chairs. Individual Ticket: $225; Sponsorships: $2,500 - $20,000. Email Nicole Miranda at miranda@bgcpbc.org, call 561.676.5472 or visit www.bgcpbc.org.

 

4 NORTON MUSEUM OF ART — Annual Art Gala celebrating the exhibition, A Personal View on High Fashion & Street Style: Photographs from the Nicola Erni Collection, 1930s to Now. Lorna James, Lisa Tananbaum and Silvia Zoullas, Chairs. Committee: Lori Gendelman, Karin Luter, Nicola Marcus and Anne Reyes. Call Kristina Dilley at 561.832.5196, ext. 1121 or visit norton.org/gala.

5 BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY — Second Annual Players Club - For one night only; 9pm-12pm at EyeCandyLand Farm in Wellington. Kathleen Gannon-Ledsome and Erica Hatfield, Chairmen. VIP Individual Ticket $100; VIP Lounge Tables $1,200 and VIP High Tops $500. Email Elena Corsano at ingecorsano@bgcpbc.org, call 646.209.6965 or visit www.bgcpbc.org.

6 PALM BEACH OPERA  — 2023 Gala - An Evening with Piotr Bezcala; 6:15pm at The Breakers Palm Beach. Charles and Merrill Gottesman, Chairs. Call 561.835.7563.

PALM BEACH CIVIC ASSOCIATION — Signature Series Luncheon; noon at the Beach Club. By invitation.

8 TOWN OF PALM BEACH UNITED WAY — Alexis de Tocqueville Society Cocktail Reception;5:30pm- 7:30pm at Club Colette. Susan and Bob Wright, Co-Chairs. Call 561.655.1919. By invitation.

ST. EDWARD GUILD — Valentine Luncheon and Fashion Show; 11am at The Colony. By invitation.

9 MORSELIFE LITERARY SOCIETY — Breakfast with the Author: Jennifer Egan will discuss “The Candy House.” Registration starts at 8:45am; program begins at 9:30am at The Colony. By invitation.

 

THE COUDERT INSTITUTE — Season Celebration Gala; 6:30pm at The Breakers Palm Beach. Call 561.659.6161.

BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION — Annual Palm Beach Hot Pink Luncheon and Symposium at The Breakers Palm Beach. Call 646.497.2617.

10 NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR EATING DISORDERS — 14th Annual Valentine's Treats and Sweets; noon at The Royal Poinciana Plaza. Sara McCann, Laura Munder and Nancy Richter, Chairs. Call 561.841.0900.

11 PALM BEACH ROUND TABLE — 91st Anniversary Celebration Annual Fundraiser featuring Tootsie; 2pm at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts followed by a reception in the Founders Room. Arlette Gordon, Founder Room Sponsor. Email info@palmbeachrt.com or call 561.832.6418.

13 BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PAM BEACH COUNTY — Fifth Annual World Championship Equestrian Triathlon; 2pm-6pm at EyeCandyLand South in Wellington. Kathleen Gannon-Ledsome, Chairs. VIP Individual Ticket: $500. Email Elena Corsano at ecorsano@bgcpbc.org, call 646.209.6965 or visit www.bgcpbc.org.

15 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR PALM BEACH AND MARTIN COUNTIES — 10th Annual Founders Luncheon; 11:30am at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts - Cohen Pavilion. Email Brittany Malitsky, Senior Director for Community Engagement at bmalitsky@cfpbmc.org, call 

561.340.4511 or visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.

TOWN OF PALM BEACH UNITED WAY — Red Feather Society Cocktail Reception; 6pm at Findlay Galleries. Lisa Wilkinson, Chair. By invitation. Call 561.655.919.

16 THE IRELAND FUNDS — 32nd Emerald Isle Ball honoring Ambassador David T. Fischer and Jennifer Fischer; 7pm at The Breakers Palm Beach. Email Carla Capone at events@carlacapone.com or call 212.213.1166.

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION — Palm Beach Chapter's Luncheon and Program with the Hon. Beverly Yeager, guest speaker; 11:30am at Club Colette. Jill Davis, Regent. Call 540.295.0902.

17 THE SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS — Americans in Paris Dinner Dance. By invitation.

PALM BEACH COUNTY FOOD BANK — 10th Annual Empty Bowls Palm Beach; 11am-2pm at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach. Tickets: $30. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased at pbcfoodbank.org/emptybowlspalmbeach. 

18 THE SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS — Contemporaries' Disco in the Desert Gala. By invitation.

PALM BEACH ROUND TABLE — Speaker Luncheon; 11:30am featuring Lord Acton, Author at Bethesda-by-the-Sea. David Sarama and Daniel Drennen, II, Luncheon Underwriters; Stephen Norris, Speaker Sponsor. Email info@palmbeachrt.com or call 561.832.6418.

THE EVERGLADES FOUNDATION — Palm Beach Gala at The Breakers Palm Beach.

20 PALM BEACH SYMPHONY — 21st Anniversary Annual Gala; 7pm at The Breakers Palm Beach. James R. Borynack and Adolfo Zaralegui, Honorary Chairs. Call 561.568.0265.

22 THE CENTER FOR FAMILY SERVICES — 24th Annual Old Bags Luncheon at The Breakers Palm Beach. Tammy Pompea and Diane Smith, Chairs.

23 AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION — 68th Annual Palm Beach Heart Ball; The Breakers Palm Beach. Laurie Silvers, Chair. By invitation.

ST. GEORGE'S SOCIETY — Dinner Meeting with guest speaker John Browne; 6:30pm at the Tideline.

24 BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY — 42nd Annual Gala - The Winter Ball; 7pm-8pm Cocktail Reception; 8pm-11pm Dinner and Dancing at The Breakers Palm Beach. Lynne McGowan Wheat, Chair; Audrey Gruss, Jennifer Fischer, Amy Phelan, and Andrea Wynn, Co-Chairs. Tickets: $1250. Email Tim Tracy at ttracy@bgcpbc.org, call 561.324.8600 or visiting www.bgcpbc.org. By invitation.   

25 CLEVELAND CLINIC FLORIDA — Annual Florida Ball; 7pm at The Breakers Palm Beach. Kathryn and Leo Vecellio, Annie and Michael Falk and Simone and Kerry Vickar, Chairs; Nancy and Bill Rollnick and Milly and Patrick Park, Honorary Chairs. Call 954.659.6238 or visit www.clevelandclinicflorida.org.

26 AMERICAN HUMANE Fifth Annual Pups4Patriots Dinner Dance; 6pm–10 pm at Club Colette. Join American Humane for a special dinner dance to pay tribute to the lifesaving service dogs of our Pups4Patriots program. This famed program is made possible through the Lois Pope LIFE Center for Military Affairs and provides highly skilled service dogs to veterans suffering the invisible wounds of war, Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury. Tickets are $500 per person. To RSVP visit americanhumane.org/events.

28 LIGHTHOUSE GUILD — Annual Visionary Dinner, 7pm at Club Colette, honoring James Borynack and Jackie Weld Drake.

 

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF BELVOIR — Inaugural Dinner Dance at the Sailfish Club. By invitation.

MARCH

1  KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS — 30th Anniversary Gala at the Kravis Center. Call 561.651.4320.

CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY OF FLORIDA — Annual Spring Luncheon; 11am at The Colony. Gale Brophy, Giselle Anna Parry, Wendy Roberts, and Lori Stoll, Co-Chairs. Margaret Donnelley and Kathy Leone, Honorary Co-Chairs. Call 561.402.0823.

2 CANCER ALLIANCE OF HELP & HOPE — 2023 Shop The Day Away Luncheon; 10:30am at The Breakers Palm Beach. Laura Moore Tanne, Michelle King Robson and Jacqui Michel, Chairs. Call 561.748.7227.

ST. GEORGE'S SOCIETY — Dinner Meeting with British Consul Rufus Drabble as guest speaker; 6#0pm at the Tideline.

3 PRESERVATION FOUNDATION OF PALM BEACH — Annual Dinner Dance; 6:30pm at Bradley Park. By invitation.

4 BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY — 10th Annual Be Great Celebration Dinner; 6:30pm-9:30pm at Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach. Proceeds help the summer camp program at Boys & Girls Clubs of Delray Beach. Tickets $225. Email Nicole Miranda at nmiranda@bgcpbc.org, call 561.676.5472 or visit www.bgcpbc.org.

JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION — 46th Annual Black-Tie Ball; 6:30pm at The Breakers Palm Beach. Lee and Jeffrey Alderton, Chairs.

Email Laura Greene at laura.greene@jupitermed.com, call 561.263.3712 or visit jmcfoundation.org.

BIG DOG RANCH RESCUE — Wine Women & Shoes featuring global fashion design house Anne Fontaine. Sher Kasun and Denise Rizzuto, Chairs; JoAnna Myers and Lara Trump, Honorary Chairs. Through March 5th. Email Lori Elsbree at lori.elsbree @bdrr.org or call 305.297.3497 for sponsorships, table and tickets.

6 DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE — Palm Beach Leadership Dinner at The Breakers Palm Beach. Dr. Laurie Glimcher, Chair. By invitation.

8 HERIZON — 20th Anniversary Celebratory Luncheon; 10:30am-1:30pm at the Kravis Center, Cohen Pavilion. For tickets and information visit joinherizon.org or call 561.275.2234. 

9 PALM BEACH ROUND TABLE — Speaker Luncheon; 11:30am featuring Chris Hickey, University Professor and Cancer Researcher at Bear Lakes Country Club. A. Billie and Louis Feher, Luncheon Underwriters; Barbara Anderson, Speaker Sponsor. Email info@palmbeachrt.com or call 561.832.6418.

MORSELIFE LITERARY SOCIETY — Breakfast with the Author: Geraldine Brooks will discuss “Horse.” Registration starts at 8:45am; program begins at 9:30am at The Colony. By invitation.

10 BASCOM PALMER EYE INSTITUTE — An Evening of Vision Gala, Art in the Eye; 6:30pm-10:30pm at The Breakers Palm Beach. Ari Rifkin, Chair. Email: jhendrix2@med.miami.edu or call 561.355.8642.

11 AMFAR — Second Annual Palm Beach Gala, hosted by Michele and Howard Kessler. Visit palmbeach@amfar.org.

13  PROMISE FUND OF FLORIDA Annual Major Donor Dinner and Award Celebration at Club Colette. By invitation. Visit www.PromiseFundofFlorida.org.

14 PALM BEACH OPERA GUILD — 21st Annual Luncheon; 11:30am at Mar-a-Lago. Arlette Gordon and Cathy Solomon, Co-Chairs. Call 561.835.7569.

16 PALM BEACH FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIANS & JEWS — Annual Fellowship Dinner and 30th Anniversary Celebration; 6:30pm at The Breakers Palm Beach. Call 561.833.6150.

AMERICAN  RED CROSS — 62nd Annual International Red Cross Ball at The Breakers Palm Beach. Charles and Amanda Schumacher, Chairs. Call 561.851.3439.

CARON TREATMENT CENTERS — Gala at the Sailfish Club. Holly and Michael McCloskey, Chairs, Call 610.858.57488.

20 RICHARD DAVID KANN MELANOMA FOUNDATION (RDK) — 23rd Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show; 10:30am at The Breakers Palm Beach. Nancy Hart and Lisa Leder, Chairs; Suzanne Niedland, Honorary Chair. Call 561.655.9655.

21 PALM BEACH CIVIC ASSOCIATION — Annual VIP Dinner honoring James Patterson and Daniel Ponton; 6pm at a private residence. By invitation.

22 PALM BEACH CIVIC ASSOCIATION — Annual Awards Breakfast with guest speaker James Patterson; 9am at The Breakers Palm Beach. Dan Ponton, Honoree.

26 LIFE (LEADERS IN FURTHERING EDUCATION) — 29th Annual Lady in Red Gala with entertainment by Paul Anka and featuring "Queen of Comedy," Rita Rudner; 6pm at The Breakers Palm Beach. Lois Pope, Chair. Proceeds benefit Disabled Veterans through American Humane's Pups4Patriots Program and South Florida youth through Palm Beach County Food Bank's Lois' Food4Kids Program. Email life@life-edu.org, call 561.582.8083 or visit www.life-edu.org.

27 MORSELIFE — Golf Classic Luncheon; 12:30pm at Flagler Steakhouse. Beverly and Daniel Floersheimer, Chairs. By invitation. Email events@morselife.org or call 561.242.4661.

TOWN OF PALM BEACH UNITED WAY — Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award Dinner; 7pm at Club Colette. Susan and Bob Wright, Co-Chairs. By invitation. Call 561.655.1919.

PROMISE FUND OF FLORIDA — Scientific Forum Luncheon featuring medical expert presenters. In collaboration with Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute. By invitation. Visit PromiseFundFlorida.org.

30 ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL — Palm Beach Cocktail Party; 6:30pm at the Sailfish Club. Ashley and Prescott Miller, Chairs; Lourdes Fanjul, Talbott Maxey and Thomas C. Quick, Honorary Chairs. Tickets: $300. Sponsorships and tickets visit stjude.org/palmbeach or mail Kara Patterson at kara.patterson@alsac.studio.stjude.org.

31 AMERICAN HUMANE — Third Annual PupsFOREPatriots Golf Invitational; 8am–1pm at Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course in Palm Beach. Golf clinic and a continental breakfast at 8am, followed by a shotgun start at 9am. Guests will enjoy lunch and an awards ceremony (hole in one, closest to the pin, and best scoring teams) at noon. Proceeds benefit American Humane’s Pups4Patriots program, which pairs highly trained service dogs with veterans in need. Tickets: $300 per person. Email jessical@americanhumane.org or call 561.537.5887.

211 PALM BEACH AND TREASURE COAST — Spring Celebration; 6pm at The Colony. Guy Clark and Harrison Morgan, Chairs. Call 561.383.1144.

HOPITAL ALBERT SCHWEITZER HAITI — White Hot Night Gala at the Sailfish Club. By invitation.

APRIL

2 PALM BEACH CRIME WATCH — Annual Bridge Lighting and Cocktail Party at Royal Park Bridge. Call 561.508.3547.

THE CENTER FOR DISCOVERY — Lifetime of Commitment Reception and Dinner celebrating Bob Wright at The Colony.

Call 845.707-8509 or email gscott@tcfd.org

3 CENTER FOR CREATIVE EDUCATION — A Night in Madrid Dinner; 6:30pm at Club Colette. Milly and Patrick Park, Chairs; John and Diane Sculley, Honorary Chairs. Call 561.805.9927, ext. 105.

 

6 PALM BEACH ROUND TABLE — Speaker Luncheon featuring Eric Kelly, Quantum Foundation President; 11:30am at Bear Lakes Country Club. Marie Feldman and John Cammeyer, Luncheon Underwriters; Michael J. Dixon, Speaker Sponsor. Email info@palmbeachrt.com or call 561.832.6418.

8 BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY — 2023 Great Futures Polo Day; 4pm-8pm at Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington. Melissa and Marc Ganzi, Chairs. Tickets: $1000. Proceeds supports Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington. Email Elena Corsano at ecorsano@bgcpbc.org, call 646.209.6965 or visit www.bgcpbc.org.

12 DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION — Palm Beach Chapter's Luncheon Meeting and Election of Officers; 11:30am at Cafe Boulud. Jill Davis, Regent. Call 540.295.0902.

13 ST. GEORGE'S SOCIETY — Dinner Meeting with guest speaker Deborah Pollack; 6:30pm at the Tideline.

14 BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY — 21st Annual Barefoot on the Beach; 7:30pm-830pm Cocktail Reception; 8:30pm-11:30pm Dinner and Dancing at The Breakers Beach Club. Reid Boren, Thomas Quick and Wally Turner, Founding Chairs. Tickets: $650. Email Tim Tracy at ttracy@bgcpbc.org, call 561.324.8600 or visit www.bgcpbc.org.

GARDEN CLUB OF PALM BEACH — Flower Show Preview Reception; 6pm in the O'Keefe Gallery. Sue Strickland and Patt Sned, Chairs,

 

15 CANCER ALLIANCE OF HELP & HOPE — Dance The Night Away Gala at Mar-a-Lago; 6pm-7pm Reception; 7pm-11pm Dinner and Dancing Competition. Janet Levy and Farley Rentschler, Co-Chairs. Call 561.748.7227.

16 AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MAGEN DAVID ADOM (AFMDA) — Palm Beach Galal 5:30pm at The Breakers Palm Beach. Email mailto:palmbeach@afmda.org, call 561.835.0510 or visit palmbeach@afmda.org. By invitation.

17  PALM BEACH CIVIC ASSOCIATION — Annual Meeting and Reception; 10am at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum. By invitation.

19 REHABILITATION CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS —  Annual Spring Luncheon - 30 Years and Going Strong; noon at The Coral Ballroom at The Colony Hotel. Constance Thomas, Chair; Carling Pinckney and Meredith Hunt, Co-Chairs. Email info@rcca.org or call 561.655.7266.

20 HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY — Sunset History Cruise; 6pm-8:30pm at North Palm Beach Marina. Tickets: $150 Young Friends HSPBC Members; $175 HSPBC Members; $200 Non-Members. Visit pbchistory.org.

MAY

2 TOWN OF PALM BEACH UNITED WAY — Annual Meeting; 4pm-6pm at The Breakers Palm Beach. Call 561.655.1919.

10 DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION — Palm Beach Chapter's Luncheon and Annual Meeting; 11:30am at Cafe Boulud. Jill Davis, Regent. Call 540.295.0902.

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