Broward County

12:00 AM EDT, April 2, 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 Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer Art Camp
Young At Art Museum
Children 3-5 and 6 -14 will take advantage of exciting daily themes, art activities, and museum exploration to engage students. They have the option to purchase a YAA lunch, which includes two snacks and a drink or bring a labeled, non-perishable lunch with two snacks and a drink. 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-0085 or

July 22-27
Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
This performance is an exotic encounter inspired by nature's unpredictable creations brought to life by an international cast of soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, jugglers and musicians. July 22-25 at 8 p.m.; July 26 at 2 and 8 p.m.; July 27 at 1 and 6:30 p.m. $34.75-$74.75. 201 SW 5 Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

July 22 at 12:30 p.m.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia Support Group Meeting
David Posnack J.C.C.
This group is for people living with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. It features a discussion and guest speakers on topics ranging from medical research and coping mechanisms to disability benefits and medications. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Free. 5850 S. Pine Island Road, Davie. 954-434-0290.

July 23 at 4 p.m.
Nighfall's Gothic Side Show Extravaganza
Richard C. Sullivan Public Library
This out-of-this-world show is presented by Steadfast Steel. 500 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors. 954-390-2195.

July 24-26
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Based on the New York Times best-selling book, the show is a fusion of standup comedy and practical advice about relationships. Topics range from dating and marriage to the bedroom. For mature audiences only. July 24-25 at 7:30 p.m.; July 26 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. $50. Amaturo Theater, 201 SW 5 Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

July 25 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Starlight Musicals
Covenant House Florida
Bank of America presents a free concert in Holiday Park every Friday evening throughout the summer. For this event, Covenant House Florida will be selling raffle tickets for prizes; proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization. 1150 G. Harold Martin Dr., Fort Lauderdale. 954-828-5363 or

July 25 at 8 p.m.
Performance: Selling England by the Pound
Parker Playhouse
AEG Live and the Broward Center present the re-creation of the 1973 Genesis show performed by The Musical Box. General admission: $37.50 and $47.50. VIP: $62.50 including a meet-and-greet with the band. The Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8 St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222 or

July 25 from 8 to 9:45 p.m.
Movie Night: Yogi Bear - 2010
ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater
Bring a blanket or a beach chair and enjoy a family-friendly movie. Free. 1 Young Circle, Hollywood.

July 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Mardi Gras Casino Night
JAFCO (Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options)
Guests will enjoy a night of games while helping neglected children in the tri-county area. $36. Mardi Gras Casino, 831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach. 954-722-6286 or

July 26 at 6 p.m.
Performance: Hidden
Parker Playhouse
Alana, an escaped human trafficking survivor, finds herself in a new city with a new career at a prestigious law firm. As she tackles her first high-profile case surrounding a known politician’s daughter, she is forced into the public spotlight and must come face-to-face with the past she’s desperately tried to leave behind. $17 and $25. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8 St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222 or

July 26 at 7 p.m.
Jamaica Grand Independence Ball
Needy Kids of Jamaica
This event will celebrate the 52nd year of Jamaican independence. Guest of honor will be Counsel General of Jamaica Frantz Hall. The event will also feature elected officials from Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach counties, entertainment includes “Bare Essentials and Gary Enforcement,” Jamaican cuisine and more. Hyatt Regency Bonaventure, 250 Racquet Club Road, Weston. $85 per person; $100 after July 15. 954-432-6243.

July 26 at 8 p.m.
Boulevard Heights Movie Night: Freaky Friday
City of Hollywood
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a movie under the stars. Free. Boulevard Heights Amphitheater, 6770 Garfield St., Hollywood. 954-967-4235 or

July 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
13th annual Pet Rescue Benefit
Local animal rescue groups
Guests will enjoy live entertainment, a Polynesian show, raffles and silent auctions. The event is sponsored by Barefoot Children of Fort Lauderdale Parrot Head Club.

July 28-Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Camp: Super Heroes, Princesses, and Wizards…Oh My!
Museum of Discovery and Science
Discover the science behind heroes and heroines. Examine how X-Ray vision, invincibility, super strength, spells, magic wands and flexibility might work. Create super suits, magic potions and design your own kingdom. $200 for members; $225 for non-members. 401 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-713-0930 or

Aug. 2-3 from noon to 4 p.m.
Butterfly Weekend
Museum of Discovery and Science
Activities include Butterfly Garden Tips, University of Florida Entomological Society, Butterflies Live!, Butterfly Release, All about Arthropods! and a viewing of “Flight of the Butterflies” in IMAX 3D. 401 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-713-0954 or

Aug. 2 at 7 a.m.
Silent Peace Walk
City of Coral Springs
Walk for 20 minutes in silence while holding thoughts of peace. After the walk, stick around for coffee and conversation. The Silent Peace Walk is an initiative of the Coral Springs Multicultural Advisory Committee and One Planet United. International Peace Garden at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. 954-914-1202.

Aug.2 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Art Talk: Thomas J. Lax
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
Lax, assistant curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem and curator of “When the Stars Begin to Fall Imagination and the American South,” will lead the discussion. The exhibition probes the category of “outsider” art in relation to contemporary art and black life and brings together 35 intergenerational American artists who share an interest in the U.S. South as a location both real and imagined. Included with museum admission; free for members, NSU students and faculty. One E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-262-0227 or

Aug. 5 from noon to 3 p.m.
Back to School Luncheon
JAFCO (Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options)
Guests will enjoy a luncheon will helping children receive the supplies they need for the upcoming school year. $14, plus a donation, gift card or school supplies. Olive Garden, 1555 N. University Drive, Coral Springs. 954-597-8772 or

Aug. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Oceans 234 fifth annual Clothes off our Backs
Women In Distress of Broward County
This annual clothing drive is accepting new and gently worn men, women and children's clothing, as well as cell phones, iPads and iPods. Raffle ticket prize is a stay-cation on “The Island.” $20, including appetizers and a raffle ticket. 234 N. Ocean Blvd., Deerfield Beach. 786-312-0130 or

Aug. 5 at 6:15 p.m.
2 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is hosting a series of fun runs, meet-ups and informational meetings for their upcoming Team Challenge season. Through Team Challenge, participants can run or walk a half marathon or train for a triathlon or cycling event while helping to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Runner’s Depot, 5679 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs. 561-218-2929 or

Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Back to School JPOP Style
Young At Art Museum
Ring out the summer with music from the popular music genre. Free with museum admission. 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-0085 or

Aug. 9-10 from noon to 4 p.m.
Shark Week: A Marine Consortium
Museum of Discovery and Science
Activities include Meet The Marine Experts, Effects of Oil Spill in the Gulf presentation, “Become a Coral” Feeding Lesson, Tropical Fish Face-Painting, “Match That Tooth!” game show and more. 401 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-713-0954 or

Aug. 9 and 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Back 2 School Weekend
Flamingo Gardens
Enjoy a final weekend of summer break at the botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary with free pony rides from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., special animal encounters, a bounce house, music and more. Vendor and sponsorship fees from the event well help fund book bags and school supplies for Children's Home Society of Florida. Bring a school supply item to donate and receive half-priced admission. 3750 South Flamingo Road, Davie. 954-473-2955 or

Aug. 9
Sixth annual Family and Health Community Festival
Crockett Foundation
Sponsored by Broward Health, the festival will include health screenings, immunizations and physical exams. The event will also include family-friendly activities such as games, workouts, a bounce house, a face painter and live entertainment with local performers. In preparation for back-to-school, the Crockett Foundation will also be giving away backpacks. Free. Pompano Citi Center, 1955 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach. 954-200-1924 or

Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Antique & Flea Market
Little Flower Church
Purchase a variety of items, unique collectibles and antiques, jewelry, coins, glassware, new and used items, plants, clothing, silverware and more for reasonable prices. Free. 1805 Pierce St., Hollywood. 305-951-7349 or

Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bowling to Fight Hunger
Register to create a team or join an existing team. Bowlers will enjoy a day of fun while raising funds for individuals who are at poverty level and living with HIV / AIDS. Funds raised will benefit Poverello, which provides life-saving food and basic essentials. $25. Sawgrass Lanes, 8501 N. University Drive, Tamarac.

Aug. 9 at 3 p.m.
Family FunDay: Shrinky Dinks
Coral Springs Museum of Art
Design a work of art and shrink it. Family FunDays allow participants to explore the museum and create art projects appropriate for children 3 and up with parent or guardian. $4 in advance, $5 at the door. 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs. 954-340-5000.

Aug. 9 at 8 p.m.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
The European Orchestra performs a month long summer festival in South Florida and Central America. In Broward, The Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome will join the orchestra. 201 SW 5 Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

August 9 at 6 p.m.
KID Hero 5K
Kids In Distress
Come dressed as your favorite Superhero for this fun run through downtown. After the run, enjoy post-race activities like the KID costume contest for best-dressed hero, a live concert and games. Participants can sign up in teams, or individually. $35. The route will go through downtown Fort Lauderdale. 954-390-7620 or