Weekend Best Bets: Miracle League, Plays and a Guitar Legend

Calvin Newton put the jazz in jazz guitar

Calvin Newborn put the jazz in jazz guitar

Spring Training Game

We love the Miracle League and all the volunteers who give children of all abilities a chance to play baseball. We especially adore and respect Miracle League founders Jeff and Julia Kadel for their years of dedication and vision.

That’s why we urge readers of yourdelrayboca.com to attend a special “spring training” game 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12.

 Spring Training will be hosted by Professor Ted Curtis and his Lynn University students as a part of their “Day of Caring”, a special effort  in memory and honor of the anniversary of the Haiti earthquake.

See you at Miller Field.

Jay Blues Band

The Friday night concert series at Delray Center for the Performing Arts continues Friday night with a 7:30 p.m. performance by the Jay Blues Band.

Admission is free, donations are accepted and the food trucks are awesome. So is the music.

Hummingbird Wars Opens At Arts Garage

The opening performance of “The Hummingbird Wars” is set for Jan. 10.

 A soldier returns home from his tour of duty in Afghanistan to the arms of his family only to discover that the home front has become the new battlefront.

Sounds very interesting.

The plan runs Jan 10 – Feb 2.

Wednesday – Friday 7:30pm ; Saturday & Sunday 2pm.

Visit www.artsgarage.org for tickets and more information.

Guitar Legend at Arts Garage

Meet guitar legend Calvin Newborn and the Al Water Sextet when they play Delray’s famous hot spot, Saturday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m.

Newborn played on B.B. King’s first recordings, taught Elvis how to dance, and tore up the Big Apple in the heyday of bop. Hey…Dave told me he did those things and he would know.

Visit www.artsgarage.org for more info.


It’s not a Weekend Event…but

Start Your Charitable New Year right.

 Place of Hope at the Haven in western Boca Raton invites south county residents to start their New Year off with a charitable heart.

 On Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m., Place of Hope at the Haven welcomes those who are interested in helping area foster children.

 Learn more about the organization’s mission, expansion and renovation plans and new campus at its first 2014 kickoff Cocktail Party. Hosted by Jan Rothenberg and the Florida South chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).





‘Jeans and Jewels’ Event To Benefit Place of Hope at Haven

A new era begins at The Haven.

On Friday, November 8, The Haven, a local foster home care facility, will enter a new phase of serving the community with the “Jeans and Jewels” event at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Earlier this year, The Haven, Inc., donated it’s assets to the Place of Hope, the largest provider of faith-based foster care and services for children in the dependency system, pregnant teens, victims of domestic minor sex trafficking, and those who have “aged out” of the foster care system.

The Haven, located on Boca Rio Road, is now part of this system and will re-open later this year as “Place of Hope at The Haven Campus.”

The Haven has a rich history in Boca Raton, first opening in 1976 to serve the needs of runaway children. For the next 36 years the Haven served over 1,000 children ages 9-17. In February, The Haven’s directors voted to have Place of Hope continue the mission and maintain ownership over the 14 acre campus.

“Jeans and Jewels” is a chance to support this terrific charity.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will include a silent auction followed by dinner, a live auction, and dancing in the Royal Ballroom.

Executive Director Charles Bender is excited about the future.

“At Place of Hope at The Haven Campus, we plan to provide faith-based, family-style foster care for sibling groups and other special needs foster children,” Bender said.  “We’ll also provide case management, therapy, tutoring and mentoring, life-skills training, and community involvement.”

For more information on the “Jeans and Jewels” event, visit www.hopeatthehaven.org.