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It's War! Adult Color War! 

Come relive your camp days at the Mandel JCC's Adult Color War. The blue and gold teams will battle it out in your favorite color war activities. Be warned...this is not your child's color war! Event includes a team t-shirt, light bites and an open bar. Proceed to benefit Camp Shalom. *Registration must be done by October 17 to be guaranteed a team member. 

Saturday, October 22 | 7:00pm Cocktail Hour & 8:00pm Games Begin 
$75 person

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Adult Indoor Soccer League 

The Mandel JCC Sports and Recreation Department is now offering Adult Men’s Indoor Soccer in the gymnasium.  We have scheduled open gym time dedicated for soccer that lets you stop by for the night and play pickup games! You must be 25 years or older to participate, and must register online or at the front desk. Open Gym is a great way to reduce stress at the end of the day and get a good work out at the same time.

Mondays, November 7- December 19 | 7:30-9:00pm 
$25 Member • $75 Guest

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Spend the Day at the J with Joan

In the morning, enjoy an encore art history talk you may have missed; take time out for lunch, and then attend a lecture from Dr. Lipton’s new series in the afternoon. On these special days, those attending Dr. Lipton’s lectures may order lunch, for an additional fee, when they register in advance for the class(es).

Instructor: Joan Lipton, Ph.D.
is an experienced art historian-lecturer and a dedicated scholar with the desire to promote

the study of art and culture in her audiences. She earned a Master’s degree in art history from Hunter College, with a specialization in the Renaissance, and a PhD in art history, from The Graduate Center of the City of New York, with a specialization in 19th and 20th century art.

From her treasury of wonderful lectures, Dr. Lipton presents two favorites.

Class 1:
The Lure of Impressionism: Manet and Morisot
Class 2: T
he Lure of Impressionism: Monet, Sisley, Pissarro, and Renoir


Thursdays; November 10, 17 | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Both Classes; $20 Member ● $28 Guest
Each Class; $12 Member ● $16 Guest

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Book Festival Luncheon Plus Shopping Boutique  & Book Sale 

Nine Women, One Dress is a charming, hilarious, irresistible romp of a novel that brings together nine unrelated women, each touched by the same little black dress that weaves through their lives, bringing a little magic with it. Natalie is a Bloomingdale's salesgirl mooning over her lawyer ex-boyfriend who's engaged to someone else after just two months. Felicia has been quietly in love with her boss for seventeen years and has one night to finally make the feeling mutual. Andie is a private detective who specializes in gathering evidence on cheating husbands—a skill she unfortunately learned from her own life—and lands a case that may restore her faith in true love. For these three women, as well as half a dozen others in sparkling supporting roles—a young model fresh from rural Alabama, a diva Hollywood star making her Broadway debut, an overachieving, unemployed Brown grad who starts faking a fabulous life on social media, to name just a few—everything is about to change, thanks to the dress of the season, the perfect little black number everyone wants to get their hands on. 

Wednesday, November 16 | 11:00am 
At the Kravis Center for Performing Arts, Cohen Pavilion 
$95 Reader Level Literary Society ● $118 Guest

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Discover the Treasures of Homestead Coral Castle and Spice & Fruit Park

Join us as we explore the “treasures” of Homestead and Redland. Prepare to be amazed with a docent guided tour of the Coral Castle. It was built single-handedly, and secretly, by Edward Leedskalnin who used homemade tools and his unknown process to carve over 1,100 tons of coral rock into one of the world’s most mysterious accomplishments. Leaving the Castle we’ll head to the Fruit and Spice Park where after lunch we’ll take a narrated tram tour of the park, which is laid out by the tropical, geographical regions of the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia, and contains more than 500 varieties of fruit, nut, and spice trees. You will have an opportunity to sample many of the fruits grown in the park. This trip is all inclusive.

Monday; December 12
Palm Beach Gardens: 7:45 am Departure/6:15 pm Return
Boynton Beach: 8:30 am Departure/5:30 pm Return
Pre-registration by November 23
$78 Member ● $90 Guest

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