Broward County

12:00 AM EDT, October 22, 2014


First Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jazz Brunch
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
Listen to the soulful sounds from local jazz artists on four stages. Brunch will be served in the Einstein Reception Room and in the Peck Courtyard, where one of three bands will perform. Free. 954-828-5363 or

Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Cardio Mix
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
Become one with nature while working on your fitness. Attend one of the wellness programs that take place along the New River. Free. Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-468-1541 or

Second Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon
Orchid Greenhouse Tours
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Approximately 1,200 plants are on display. Orchid curator Tom Wells discusses how orchids are bred and cultivated. Orchid seedlings are available for purchase. The tour is for groups of 15. Limited reservations. 954-703-2606 or

Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m.
Brains and Balance Past 60
City of Wilton Manors
This class is designed for the unique needs of active older adults who know the importance of staying mentally sharp and physically stable. $3 for non-residents; free for residents. Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. 954 390-2130.

Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m.
Funtastic Fridays for Kids
ArtsPark at Young Circle
This weekly family social event features a bounce house, face painting and more. Free. ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1. 954-921-3500.

Through Jan. 4
ColorFest: A Celebration of the Art & Science of Color
Young At Art Museum
At the core of ColorFest is “Color Play,” a national traveling exhibition by Clifford Wagner Science Interactives that will allow visitors to explore how art and science are connected in every day occurrences. Exhibit will engage the whole family with hands-on, color themed activities and educational games from dancing to the rhythms of moving lights to uncovering hidden objects in the Black Light Room. $14 per person; $12 for Broward County residents, seniors and children over age 1; $11 for military. 751 SW 121 Ave., Davie. 954-424-0085 or

Oct. 23 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Halloween Spooktacular
City of Wilton Manors Leisure Services Department
This Halloween event will include the Great Pumpkin Costume Contest, food, carnival games, a cakewalk and more. Wilton Manors Elementary School, 2401 NE 3rd Ave., Wilton Manors. 954-390-2130 or

October 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Sun Sentinel’s Party in Pink
Gilda’s Club
Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, deserts and more while honoring the 2014 Sun Sentinel Life’s Victories survivors. The event will bring awareness and support to the fight against breast cancer. $65. 110 Tower, 110 SE 6th St. #3000, Fort Lauderdale.

Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.
Screening: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
A screening of Julian Schnabel’s award-winning film based on Jean-Dominique Bauby’s memoir of his life following a stroke at age 43 that left him paralyzed him from the neck down, with the blinking of his left eye as his only means to communicate. Free with museum admission. 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-262-0227 or

Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
40th annual Mission Team Craft Fair
First Church of Coral Springs
Funds raised by the Craft Fair support missions to meet basic needs of people in Broward County and around the world. 8650 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs. 954-304-6136 or

Oct. 24, from 3 to 8 p.m.
Monster Mash! Halloween Party
Young At Art Museum
Visitors will enjoy celebrating Halloween early as they don favorite costumes and create Halloween decorations, accessories and trick-or-treat bags, dance to Halloween-themed music, participate in the costume parade and costume contest, trick-or-treat, explore the national traveling exhibition “Color Play” and more. $14; $12 for Broward County residents, seniors; children over age 1; $11 for military families. 751 SW 121 Ave., Davie. 954-424-0085 or

Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Dining in the Dark
Lighthouse of Broward
Guests will take part in a dark dining experience with gourmet food to pique the senses with varying tastes, textures and aromas. $250. 2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-4217 or

Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 11 p.m.
Footy’s 14th annual Bubbles & Bones Gala
Here’s Help
This year’s event will honor Champ Regnier and Dave “Lags” Lageschulte of Hooter’s Restaurants for their continued support to the Here’s Help program. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour featuring champagnes and chicken wings. Dinner will follow with a live performance by The Sugar Hill Gang. Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood.

Oct. 25
Movie screening and cocktail reception
Girl Rising South Florida
Girl Rising is global campaign for girls’ education that began as a feature film and has grown into a movement to raise awareness about human trafficking. Movie screening at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center; cocktail reception at Gallery 2014. 1770 Monroe St., Hollywood. 305-710-2729 or

Oct. 25 at 2:30 p.m.
Girl Rising South Florida Premier
Girl Rising/Girl Up/ BHTC
The event will include a movie screening and cocktail reception. $85 in advance; $100 day of event. Movie at Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe Street; reception at Gallery 2014, 2014 Harrison St., Hollywood. 954-505-3291.

Oct. 25 at 5 p.m.
Trunk or Treat
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale
This alternative to trick-or-treating will feature decorated cars in the parking lot offering treats. There will be a dinner at 5 p.m. followed by a costume parade and the trunk or treat at 6 p.m. $5. 401 SE 15th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-598-9341 or

Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.
Denim & Diamonds Gala: A Night in the Big Apple
Deliver the Dream
This gala features a luxury cocktail reception with a silent auction, surprise entertainment and fine dining. $250 per person; $450 per couple. Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale. 954-564-3512 or

Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.
Mayor’s Gala
United Way of Broward County
The gala will include cocktails and a silent auction, followed by a program, dinner and dancing. Proceeds will go directly to the nonprofit’s community initiatives. $250. Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-453-3725 or

Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.
Installation of President
Broward County Medical Association Foundation
The ‘70s disco-themed event will include a cocktail reception where guests will socialize and bid silent auction items. The evening will conclude with dinner and the installation of the new president during a special ceremony. $175. Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale. 954-714-9772.

Oct. 25 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Horseshoe Hoedown
Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida
The gala celebration is the major fundraiser for the organization, which provides therapeutic riding and other equine-assisted therapies to children and adults with special needs. $125. Tradewinds Park North, Coconut Creek. 954-974-2007 or

Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Fall Membership Cocktail Party
The Opera Society
Barbara Copanos will host members and guests of the Opera Society at her home in Sea Ranch Lakes. Attendees will be invited to participate in the 2014-2015 season events. $45. 20 Gatehouse Road, Fort Lauderdale. 954-452-5610 or

Oct. 25 at 8 p.m.
Fifth annual Ghost Light Society Soirée: Diamonds are Forever
Broward Center for the Performing Arts' Ghost Light Society
Guests will enjoy premium cocktails, savory fare, a silent auction and a brilliant riverfront view. $150. 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-468-3284 or

Oct. 26
Trick or Treat on 2nd St.
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
There will be a Halloween parade down Riverwalk followed by a costume contest. The porch of the New River Inn will host the judges’ stations where winners of the costume contest will be selected. Categories include: Kids (all ages); Pets; and Kids with Pets. Prizes will be awarded. The New River Inn Museum of History, 231 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-4431 or

Oct. 26
Celebrity Chef Culinary & Wine Experience
I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation
This signature event will feature a cocktail reception, interactive chef demonstrations and a VIP dinner. Participating chefs and restaurants include Michael Moran from Aspire Catering; Angelo Elia from Casa D’Angelo; Sparky’s Barbecue; Susie’s Scrumptious; Sean Fortune from Sea Level at the Marriott Harbor Beach; and Crepemakers. Andrew Lampasone from “Wine Watch” will host as master sommelier with wine tastings and Deep Eddy Vodka will provide signature beverages. $125 or $200. Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami. 800-807-8013 or

Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sixth annual Day of Beauty
Throughout the day, the staff provide various treatments at discounted including haircuts for kids and adults, hair tinsel highlights, conditioning treatments, manicures, pedicures, acrylic manicures, classic European facials, aromatherapy facials, one-dollar per minute chair massages and more. $10 per child haircut; $20 per adult haircut. Heaven and Earth Salon by Larissa, 10055 Sunset Strip, Sunrise. 954-315-8671 or

Oct. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Storytime with the Good Witch
Flamingo Gardens
The event will feature a parade through the woods to find the witches cottage followed by story time at noon. There will also be hayrides from 1 to 4 p.m., along with a costume contest, crafts, games and more. Come in costume and receive half-price admission. 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. 954-473-2955 or

Oct. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.
51st annual Faculty Exhibition
Broward College
The exhibition will feature work of nationally and internationally recognized artists working in various disciplines including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, fiber art, digital art, video and performance. Images featured vary conceptually, addressing issues such as human nature, place, technology and more. 3501 SW Davie Road, Building 6, Davie. 954-201-6984 or

Oct. 27 from 7 to 11:30 p.m.
13th annual Signature Grand Ghoul
2-1-1 Broward
The Signature Grand will once again be transformed into a haunted hotspot for this Halloween celebration. Guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with NFL alumni, local celebrities and other South Florida notables. Live and silent auctions featuring exciting experiences and prize packages will benefit 2-1-1 Broward. Paul Castronovo of the Paul & Young Ron Show and former Miami Dolphin O.J. McDuffie will serve as the masters of ceremonies. $100 per individual, $150 per couple. Signature Grand, 6900 W. State Road 84, Davie. 954-390-0493 or

Oct. 31 at 9 a.m.
Crimson Scream Costume Party
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. - Broward County Alumnae Chapter
The event will include costume contests and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will go toward scholarships for graduating seniors. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Lauderhill Inverrary Country Club, 3840 Inverrary Blvd., Lauderhill. 954-522-2840 or

Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight
Wicked Manors
The Pride Center at Equality Park
Miss Misty Eyez will return as the mistress of ceremonies, joined by other South Florida drag queens. The event will include trick-or-treat, eight costume contests and a flash mob to the music of Rick James' "Super Freak" and "Le Freak" by Chic. Proceeds help The Pride Center provide vital HIV support, education, outreach, prevention and testing. Along Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Wilton Drive will be closed to traffic from 1 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Oct. 31 at 9 p.m.
Crimson Scream Costume Party
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Thee Broward County Alumnae Chapter invites guests to a costume party on Halloween, evening will include dancing, costume contests and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds go to scholarships for graduating seniors. Lauderhill Inverrary Country Club, 3840 Inverrary Boulevard. $15; $20 at the door. or 954-522-2840.

Nov. 1
Déjà vu: Good Vu-brations
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward
Guests will celebrate sights and sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s while honoring outstanding individuals. Honorees include Impact Corporation of the Year, Child Advocate of the Year, Visionary Corporation of the Year. This year, Gale Butler will be inducted into the Déjà vu Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She will be recognized with a special Platinum Album for her work in local philanthropy and in recognition of her 20 years of support to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward. $350. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. 954-584-9990 or

Nov. 1 at 8 a.m.
11th annual Miles for Smiles Walk
Broward Children’s Center
Walkers will circle the Pompano Beach Air Park trail and celebrate at the finish line with food and entertainment. $20 in advance; $25 day of the event; free for children 10 and under. 700 NE 10th St., Pompano Beach. 954-943-2253, ext. 114 or

Nov. 1 at 9 a.m.
11th annual Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk
Scleroderma Foundation Southeast Florida Chapter
This event will support local programs for people living with scleroderma, their families and caregivers, as well as help fund research to find a cure for this disease. $50. Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. 954-798-1854 or

Nov. 1 at 10 a.m.
Wellness Rocks the Park
YMCA of Broward County
This health and wellness festival includes live music, family games, free health screenings, midway games, children’s activity zone, Zumba and Insanity group exercise classes, interactive health and wellness booths, food trucks and more. TY Park, 3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood. 954-334-9622 or

Nov. 1 at 10 a.m.
Family Fall Festival
ChildNet and Omega Psi Phi will kick off National Adoption Month with the annual adoption picnic celebrating Broward County families who recently finalized adoptions. The event will also provide prospective adoptive parents and kids the opportunity to bond and raise awareness of the need for more adoptive parents. Free. 800 NW 20th St., Pompano Beach. 954-414-6000, ext. 8036 or

Nov. 1 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Seventh annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) fundraiser
Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
Dr. Harvey will be on hand to host the gala banquet, which will feature live music, dinner and drinks, and more. Live and silent auctions include original Guy Harvey artwork, fishing trips and resort destinations. A Guy Harvey Year-in-Review film will also be screened. Attendees at the banquet will also hear plans for what’s coming up in 2015. RSVP by Oct. 27. $300 for individuals; $2,500 for tables of 10. IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum, 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach.

Nov. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Boys N' Toys
Kids In Distress
Hosted by Northrop & Johnson and presented by Marble of the World, guests will spend the evening onboard some of the yachts at the “2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.” The event will include silent and live auctions, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and live music. $250. Las Olas Marina Entrance, 240 E. Las Olas Circle, Fort Lauderdale. 954-390-7620 or

Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
The Pandemonium Shadow Show
Various organizations
This Halloween carnival and costume ball will feature a replication of a turn of the century circus performances, carnival fare, tightrope walkers, aerialists, fire dancers, magicians, fortune tellers, a costume contest and more. $50. Maker's Square, 1142 NE 6th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 561-512-4682.

Nov. 2 at 10 a.m.
Day of the Dead Ofrenda exhibit closing
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
The exhibit, in partnership with local artist Jim Hammond, will close with a family-friendly event offering face painting, mask making and other entertainment. The New River Inn Museum of History, 231 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-4431, ext.16 or

Nov. 3 at 11:30 a.m.
Golf Tournament
HOPE Outreach Center Inc.
The event will include golfing, lunch and dinner, and a silent and live auction. $300 per person; $800 per foursome. Fort Lauderdale Country Club, 415 Country Club Circle. 954 321-0909 or

Nov. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Taste of the Island
Wilton Manors Historical Society/Wilton Manors Development Alliance/Wilton Manors Kiwanis
The evening will feature samples of cuisine from more than 40 restaurants, caterers and other food and beverage establishments. $30 in advance; $40 at the door. Richardson Historic Park, 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. 954-380-8214 or