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Society Sightings - December 2015

December 2015

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This Month's Happenings

December Dine for Hope

Dine at Okeechobee Steakhouse and make a donation to Place of Hope to receive dollar-for-dollar VIP points matching your donation.

Dec. 1-31; Okeechobee Steakhouse in West Palm Beach 

Billy Elliot: The Musical

Billy Elliot is the youngest child in a blue-collar family who discovers his unlikely gift for ballet. The Tony-winning show features music by Elton John.

Dec. 1-20, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Maltz Jupiter Theatre; $55

Society's Stigma: Addiction and Mental Illness

Listen to a dynamic discussion exploring the current state of mental illness and substance abuse in our community. 

Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to noon.; Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience in Jupiter

With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age

Join Assistant Curator Janel Trull for a tour of the fall exhibition.

Dec. 1, 12:15 p.m.; Flagler Museum in Palm Beach; free with museum admission

Holiday Hope Tree

Grab an ornament off the tree to buy a gift for a foster child.

Dec. 1-19; The Mall at Wellington Green

31st Annual Tree Lighting Celebration

This festive night includes live entertainment, a cocktail reception, a holiday dinner, live auction and silent auction.

Dec. 1, 6 p.m.; Sailfish Club in Palm Beach; $350

Palm Beach Symphony Season Kick-Off

Check out a top Palm Beach restaurant with the Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony. 

Dec. 1, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Meat Market in Palm Beach; $35 (non-members), free (members)

Lunch and Learn: Happenings at the Armory

Learn from executive director Kim Harty about what’s happening at Armory Art Center. 

Dec. 2, 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Armory Art Center Library in West Palm Beach

Sandi Land Holiday Tree Lighting

Watch 600 tons of sand shaped like a 35-foot tree light up Clematis. There will be food, fun and games.

Dec. 3, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Clematis Street in West Palm Beach

Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive

Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce hosts a holiday mixer with open bar and appetizers. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.

Dec. 3, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens; $25 (non-members)  $15 (members)

Junior Achievement Golf Classic

Support Junior Achievement at the 29th annual golf classic.

Dec. 4, 7 a.m.; Fazio Course at Jonathan’s Landing Old Trail in Jupiter; $200+

Artists of Palm Beach County Holiday Party

Start the holiday season off right with a potluck holiday party. 

Dec. 4, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park

Style File 

Evelyn & Arthur pairs up with Palm Beach Habilitation Center for an evening of speakers and refreshments. 
Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Evelyn & Arthur Plaza del Mar in Manalapan

Day of Shopping
Proceeds benefit inSIGHT Through Education. 
Dec. 4, 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Ballenisles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens

Lisa Todd Trunk Show
Cooler weather calls for sweaters—pick up a few from Lisa Todd. 
Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Evelyn & Arthur in Palm Beach 

Recent Society Sightings

Art Basel Miami Beach Bus Trip

Avoid the crowded roads and take a ride to see the works on display at Art Basel and Art Miami. Price includes admission to both shows.

Dec. 4, 10 a.m.; Buses depart from the Armory Art Center; $80

Holiday Studio Sale

Pick up one-of-a-kind holiday gifts at the Armory Art Center’s holiday studio sale. 

Dec. 4, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach

A Celebration Of The Life Of Loet Vanderveen

Loet captures the innate elegance of animals frozen in powerful or tender moments in his bronze sculptures. 

Dec. 4, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Native Visions Gallery in Jupiter

Palm Beach Jewelry - Antiques - Design Show

More than 100 well-established exhibitors will present art, antiques and jewelry to collectors of all types.

Dec. 4-6, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec. 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach; $20

Holiday Boat Parade

The 21st annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade will help kick off the holiday season this year. 

Dec. 5, 6 p.m.; Parade begins in North Palm Beach and arrives in Jupiter at about 8 p.m.

Christmas Tree Lighting

The Flagler Museum’s 16-foot tall Christmas Tree in the Grand Hall is the focal point of the venue's Gilded Age decor. 

Dec. 6, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Flagler Museum in Palm Beach; free with museum admission

Barks, Babes & Brews Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction

A date auction to benefit Tri-County Animal Rescue, featuring reality TV celebrities Prince Lorenzo Borghese and Ryan Beckett up for auction. 

Dec. 7, 7 p.m.; Renegades Country Bar in West Palm Beach; $10 (in advance), $15 (at the door)

Homage to Pablo Casals

The Palm Beach Symphony will honor legendary Spanish cellist Pablo Casals during the season opener.  

Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.; Society of the Four Arts Plaza in Palm Beach; $45

2015 Holiday Luncheon & Boutique

Find one-of-a-kind gifts at the 2015 Holiday Luncheon & Boutique benefiting the Opportunity Early Childhood Education & Family Center.

Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; The Beach Club in Palm Beach; $150

Musical Shopping

Students of The Conservatory School at North Palm Beach will perform alongside the Palm Beach Symphony to give a free concert at The Gardens Mall. 

Dec. 11, 1 p.m.; Grand Court at The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens

Ceramic Mind Field: Contemporary Clay & Ceramics

Check out the opening of the exhibit "Ceramic Mind field: Contemporary Clay & Ceramics" to see works curated by Peter Callas. 

Dec. 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach

Screen on the Green

Set up a blanket with pillows and get ready to watch “The Santa Clause” with the family.

Dec. 11; 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.; 101 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach

Opera on the Waterfront 

Listen to more than 100 musicians come together for an afternoon of live opera. 

Dec. 12, 2 p.m.; Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach

Surfing Santa Spotting

Spotting Santa during the holidays is normal, but taking surf lessons from Santa? Definitely an experience for the books. 

Dec. 14; Eau Palm Beach; $30

Sandi Land: Sunday on the Waterfront

Aloha Islanders presents a Tropical Holiday Spectacular with authentic, high-energy Polynesian entertainment for all ages. 

Dec. 20, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; West Palm Beach Waterfront

New Year’s Eve at The Colony Hotel 

Ring in the new year at one of three parties hosted at The Colony. Call 561.659.8100 to make reservations.

Dec. 31, 8 p.m.; The Colony Hotel Palm Beach; $200, $250 or $500

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Kick off the holiday season, and come watch the parade, led by a traveling fireworks display, as boats navigate up the Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. 
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