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7 October Events Happening In South Florida


Travel by trolley during “Toasts, Tastes & Trolleys” on Oct. 5 to taste a variety of signature foods and drinks from downtown Boca Raton spots. End the night, presented by the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, with dessert and dancing at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. ($125; bocahistory.org)


Find advice from Boca Raton CEO of Gladiator Lacrosse Rachel Zietz and 39 other successful women, including Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Ursula Burns in “Girl CEO.” Written by Katherine Ellison and Ronnie Cohen, with a foreword by Tory Burch, the book includes inspiring stories and practical advice. (Available at Barnes & Noble and amazon.com; Prices vary)

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Head over to Boynton Beach for a myriad of swashbuckling adventures at the community’s “Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash” event held on East Ocean Avenue in Boynton Beach from Oct. 27 to 28. Explore “Hobb’s Cove” and “Merlandia” to see live entertainment and magic shows. A Hooks & Tails Costume contest and mermaid pageant will take place. (free; bbpiratefest.com)


Bring your furry friend to Fort Lauderdale beach on Oct. 26 to meet other dog owners and have some fun in the sun during “Dogs, Beaches & Brews.” End the evening with a stop at the Parrot Lounge for a doggie happy hour, from which donations will benefit Everglades Angels Dog Rescue. ($5; myfortlauderdalebeach.com)


For the first time in 12 years, legendary musician and performer Phil Collins is returning to the stages of North America for a limited tour: “Not Dead Yet, Live!” As a sequel to his memoir, “Not Dead Yet,” the tour will celebrate his career. Catch him on Oct. 5 at the BB&T Center. (Ticket prices vary; thebbtcenter.com)


Surround yourself with beautiful flowers and soak in their scents as the state’s best orchid growers gather in Old School Square for “Orchids On The Square” from Oct. 26 to 28. Hosted by the Delray Beach Orchid Society, the event will offer exhibits of award-winning orchids, raffles and student artwork inspired by the featured flora. (Tickets $5; aos.org)


In honor of Estée Lauder Company’s campaign “Time To End Breast Cancer,” 18 of the beauty company’s iconic brands will offer exclusive beauty products available for purchase this month, including AERIN Beauty, Becca, La Mer and Origins. A percentage of sales will benefit breast cancer research, education and medical services. (Prices vary;