12:00 AM EDT, April 2, 2014
First Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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 www.goriverwalk.com.
Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
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 www.goriverwalk.com.
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 www.bonnethouse.org.
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 Sept. 2 at 5 p.m.
Holy Cross Hospital
The hospital announced that grants are currently available for food security programs in Broward County. Broward County community-based organizations are eligible for the grants. Project proposals are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 2. The application can be downloaded at www.holy-cross.com/community-outreach. The grants will be awarded in September during National Hunger Action Month. The $25,000 in grants that will be awarded are in honor of John C. Johnson, former CEO and president emeritus of the nonprofit hospital. The goals of the Food Security Program are to fund innovative projects that increase knowledge of food insecurity among Broward County residents, reduce the risk of food insecurity among individuals at high risk, reduce food insecurity among residents, and serve as a new model for future food insecurity interventions.
Sept. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Concurrence: Works by Austin Ballard and Kathleen Thum
The opening reception will preview the new exhibit. An artist talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. The exhibition will run Aug. 25 to Oct. 1. Free. 3501 SW Davie Road, Building 6, Davie. 954-201-6984 or www.facebook.com/rosemaryduffylarsongallery.
Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Conference: Yesterday’s Gone, Live for Today and Tomorrow
Aging & Disability Resource Center
Speakers will address issues including living in the tech age of today, planning for the future and protecting assets, health and documents. This 23rd annual event includes lunch and morning refreshments. Registration is required. Sessions are offered in English, Spanish and Creole. $45 for professionals and community advocates; $15 for seniors 60 and older, and students. 201 E. Sample Road, Deerfield Beach. 954-745-9567, ext. 247 or www.adrcbroward.org/conferenceontheminorityelderly.php.
Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon
SOS Ocean Clean Up
Project AWARE Foundation
Scuba divers, snorkelers, local dive and surf shops, concerned environmental groups and the general public will take part in protecting the ocean, waterways and shoreline. Following the cleanup, there will be a “Volunteer Awards & After Party” at the Quarterdeck Restaurant on E. Las Olas Boulevard. Fort Lauderdale Beach on the corner of AIA and Las Olas Boulevard. www.stokedonsalt.com.
Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.
Celestial Sound of Veena
Association of Performing Arts of India
Saraswathi Rangnathan has performed for more than 25 years globally and will perform with an ancient instrument: the veena. Ganapathi Rangnathan will accompany on the Mridangam. $25 for general admission; $35 for VIP; $15 for students with current ID. 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-525-5500 or www.apaiart.com.
Sept. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fall Fellowship Sunday
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale
Members and visitors alike are invited to share in fellowship and friendship. Service will be followed by a potluck dinner in the Fellowship Hall at noon. 401 SE 15th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-6200 or www.firstpres.cc.
Sept. 8 at 6 p.m.
Spain: The Forgotten Alliance Talk with Martha Gutierrez Steinkamp
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Steinkamp will discuss the topic of her book and share some interesting stories from the period. Free but reservations are required. The New River Inn Museum, 231 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-4431, ext. 12 or email@example.com.
Sept. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Effects of Noise Pollution on Wildlife, Marine Life and Birds
The workshop will highlight recent noise research and noise policies and showcase success stories related to noise mitigation on wildlife - specifically marine life and birds. It is part of a National Education and Awareness Campaign organized by Quieter America. 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-232-1954 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Pinion Passion Hour
Special Olympics of Broward County
This social evening will support the Special Olympics of Broward County and its athletes. $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Dapur Asian Tapas & Lounge, 1620 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 954-614-6795 or www.pinioninc.com.
Sept. 10 at 9:30 a.m.
Mardi Gras Casino Trip
JAFCO (Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options)
This trip is hosted by the South Palm Beach, North Broward Chapter (Valencia Isles Division) of JAFCO. Attendees will enjoy a day of fun and games while raising funds for abused and neglected children in the tri-county area. $20, includes a $3 food voucher and $5 play voucher for slot machines. Mardi Gras Casino, 831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach. 561-221-3217 or www.jafco.org/event/mardi-gras-casino-trip.
Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Butcher & the Blues
Coral Springs Museum of Art
In honor of Clyde Butcher’s exhibit, the museum will host “Butcher & the Blues,” a casual evening of food tastings, live entertainment, raffles and a silent. In addition to celebrating Butcher’s exhibit, the event will celebrate American culture in honor of the Sept. 11 tragedy. 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs. $75-$95. 954-340-5000 or www.coralspringsmuseum.org.
Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It’s Time to Play BIG!
Suits, Stilettos & Lipstick
The conference will focus on health, business and inspiration. Activities include a hall of vendors, silent auction, a special welcome by Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Dean Trantalis and more. W Hotel, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $185. 954-903-9426 or www.suitsstilettosandlipstick.com.
Sept. 12 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Battle of the Bands: Rock United
Young Leaders Society of United Way of Broward County
Bands will compete, playing up to three of their best songs. Proceeds from the event will benefit United Way of Broward County’s community initiatives and services for those in need. Doors open at 6 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. $50 for VIP including balcony seating, two drinks and a Rock United T-shirt. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-453-3755 or www.UnitedWayBroward.org.
Police Athletic League (PAL) of Hallandale Beach
More than 35 vendors of antique and collectible porcelains, crystal, silver, jewelry, toys, books, apparel, and furniture will be on hand. Professional antiques appraiser will be available Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PAL of Hallandale Beach provides sport programs for more than 1,100 children in the city. $2. Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hallandale Beach Cultural Community Center, 410 SE 3 Street. 954-296-0156 or www.hallandalebeachpal.com.
Sept. 13-14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Trash To Treasure Sale
Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital
The sale will benefit the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital. Donations are accepted. 910 University Drive, Coral Springs. 954 752-9453 or www.sawgrassnaturecenter.org.
Casino Night of Love
Love Thy Neighbor Fund
The casino party will feature gambling tables, a silent auction, raffle, a full bar and a cigar bar on the patio on the Middle River. The charity helps provide food, training and counseling for Broward County homeless individuals. $30. Sanctuary Church, 1400 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 954-682-2303 or www.lovethyneighbor.org.
Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fourth annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference
Los Angeles corporate media guru Paula Williams Madison, Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards, and Chicago author and activist Maggie Anderson will be keynote speakers for the annual event. The trio will join more than 20 presenters from business, government, nonprofit and other professions speaking on the 2014 conference theme “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds.” $40. Bahia Mar Resort & Spa, 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-522-2290 or www.SouthFloridaWomenOfColor.com.
Sept. 13 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
16th annual Grand Charity Ball
Kiwanis Club of Lauderdale Lakes
Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, music by the Fab 5 Band and more. $125. Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, 2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-822-3883 or email@example.com.
Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Taste of South Florida
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The event will feature a five-course dinner menu prepared by a Ritz-Carlton chef. In addition, local chefs will prepare hors d’oeuvres during the reception prior to the dinner. $275. Ritz Carlton, 1 N. Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-739-5006 or www.ftlauderdale.cff.org/Taste.
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