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January 16, 2020, 8:15 AM - 2:15 PM @ Patch Reef Park Community Center
Back by popular demand, join us for a day of magnificent exploration and discovery at the world-renowned Vizcaya in Coconut Grove. Upon arrival, our very own tour guide will lead us to the first part of the tour, the eighteenth-century Italian Villa inspired Main House where the history of this magnificent compound will be discussed. Next, we’ll be whisked off to explore Vizcaya’s European-inspired gardens where you’ll experience an abundance of architectural structures, elaborate fountains and antique sculptures. Lastly, we will adjourn to the café patio where you will be catered to as you enjoy a delicious lunch. This trip includes light refreshments at the community center prior to departure, a guided tour of the Vizcaya, lunch and round-trip motor coach transportation to and from Patch Reef Park. Check-in is at 7:45am.
November 8, 2019 - February 7, 2020 @ Downtown Library
The Boca Raton Public Library presents a new art exhibit, “Out of This Planet,” by Agata Ren. Visitors to the Art in Public Places area of the Downtown Library will be able to view a variety of bold art pieces featuring endangered animals and flowers. Ren says, “Just like a portrait of a person captures a moment and keeps the image alive, I like to immortalize endangered animals in my artwork.” This free exhibit is open during regular library hours.
January 16, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Downtown Library
Technology misuse among youth is a serious widespread issue. But did you know there are proven actionable strategies to help make cyberspace a safer place? Join Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D., as he talks about the roles of parents -- and the entire community -- in addressing cyberbullying, sexting and unwise social media use among youth.
- Understand how youth embrace and exploit social media.
- Learn best practices to implement in homes and communities.
- Discover techniques for rule setting, communication, encouragement and more.
January 16, 2020, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Spanish River Library
Socrates Cafe gatherings are held around the world, where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences. Persons attending gatherings engage in a common quest for a better understanding of human nature, and in the process strive for a more inclusive world. Socrates Cafe gatherings are free and open to any member of the public who wishes to freely discuss a question which is chosen by vote.
Views expressed are those of the participants and facilitators, and are not necessarily those of the City's elected officials or staff.
Facilitated by Dr. Renato Bellu, a resident of Boca Raton and Professor Emeritus at The City University of New York.