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Kickoffs mean Boca’s social life is heating up

“This is kickoff week,” Boca Calendar creator Pam Weinroth said at the gala kickoff for Connected Warriors.

And of course she was right.

Between fall fundraisers and hurricane Dorian reschedules, evenings were very busy last week. Here’s how to get in on the city’s charitable social life.

·    Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County’s third ‘House that CEOs Built’ is recruiting 100 business leaders. They’ll help build a home for a low-income family and commit to raising $2,500 for construction materials. The build will be Oct. 18 and 19. Register here.

Mayors Ball hosts Jay and Marilyn Weinberg [left] at the Saks Fifth Avenue kickoff with Saks vice president Heather Shaw, gala founder Jon Kaye and Christine E. Lynn, Boca Raton Regional Hospital board chair. Photo by Gina Fontana Photography

·    Woman Volunteer of the Year is the Junior League of Boca Raton’s annual luncheon to honor nonprofits’ nominees. One volunteer will be chosen for the top honor Nov. 8 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The event includes a Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show. Tickets start at $150 with VIP runway seating $250.

Amy Kazma is honorary chair. Co-chairs are Nicole Mugarverso and Lisa Warren. Jackie Reeves, Shannon Moriarty and Denise Elia are assistant chairs.

 ·    Connected Warriors’ seventh annual Stars of Honor Gala is Nov. 9 at the Boca Raton Marriott. This is the group’s 10th anniversary of its founding to help veterans with trauma-based yoga and now outpatient behavioral therapy. Tickets are $250.

Honorees will be Dr. Ira and June Gelb. Attorney Pamela Higher-Polani is honorary chair.

Honorees for Connected Warriors’ Stars of Honor Gala from left, June and Dr. Ira Gelb, Pamela Higer-Polani and kickoff co-host Sue Heller.

·    The fifth annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball is Nov. 16 at Boca West Country Club. The gala will not only honor the city’s present and former mayors, but those who made a difference. They are Lynn University president Kevin Ross; Bluegreen Vacations and Florence Fuller Child Development Centers. Tickets are $300.

Co-chairs are Rotary Club Downtown’s Dyana Kenney and Michael Walstrom.

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