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.

Sept. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Connectors’ Coronation
This event recognizes those who identify opportunities that help to connect others. Categories include: legal, financial, health care providers, social or mental health services, nonprofit or government and professional service providers. The fundraiser will help support MonarchCare’s efforts to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of children, adults and seniors who otherwise fall through the cracks. $45 until Sept. 14; $55 afterward. Woodmont Country Club, 7801 NW 80th Ave., Tamarac. 954-720-2485 or

Sept. 18 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Opening reception: Flair For Fashion
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
The exhibition will kick off with a special reception featuring fashion-inspired porcelain art and a retrospective fashion show. Art Institute students will model costumes and designs they created based on couture depicted in works from the world’s top ceramic artists and factories. Mitchell Perry, Art Institute graduate featured on “Project Runway,” will make a special appearance at the party and showcase some of his contemporary fashion designs. Exhibit runs through Dec. 19. Donation of $10. Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts, 481 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.

Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Opening Reception: Naturally Morphic
City of Sunrise
Attend the opening celebration of the exhibit featuring works by George Gadson, an artist who utilizes photographs, found objects and organic materials in his creative process. Open through Nov. 1. Sunrise Art Gallery, 10610 W. Oakland Park Boulevard. 954-747-4641 or

Sept. 18 from 7 to 10 p.m.
10th Anniversary Party
Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation (JJCCF)
The milestone party marks JJCCF's 10th anniversary. The party will include an open bar by Bacardi and Premier Beverage, specialty hors d’oeuvres by YOLO, live interactive entertainment, raffle, silent auction, dancing and a surprise appearance. $75 in advance; $100 at the door. Vibe Las Olas, 301 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-712-6322 or

Sept. 19 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
43rd annual Convention: Opening Reception and Exhibit
Florida Watercolor Society
This is the opening reception for the three-day annual state convention, which includes demonstrations and a two-day trade show. Convention will take place from Sept. 18 to Sept. 21 at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel located at 100 Fairway Drive in Deerfield Beach. $20. 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. 954-943-5492 or

Sept. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Teacher Open House
Young At Art Museum
Hosted by BrightStar Credit Union, educators will have the opportunity to learn what Young At Art Museum has to offer. There will tours of the museum; open studio visits to the ceramics, digital, photo lab and painting studios; a sample school field trip tour and workshop; and a special guest presentation. Free for educators (with valid ID) and their families. 751 SW 121 Ave., Davie. 954-424-0085 or

Sept. 19 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Grapes for Grades
Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation (HFSF)
The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) and the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation (HFSF) invite guests to participate in the 12th event, which will feature a silent auction and a drawing for a 10-day cruise to Central America and the Cayman Islands for two aboard the elegant Oceania M/S Riviera. HFSF provides college scholarships to deserving seniors from local Hollywood high schools and helps to finance their pursuit of higher education. In the past 11 years, the event raised more than $300,000 for the foundation and has funded approximately 325 students. Hollywood Beach Marriott, 2501 N. Ocean Drive. 954-923-4000 or

Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club
Dance to music by the Lennon-McCartney Tribute Band who will play favorite Beatles classics. There will be a silent auction of an archival 11 X 14 silver gelatin fiber print of the Beatles and Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) in the ring in 1964 at the Fifth Street Gym on Miami Beach by Charles Trainor. Wear your coolest Beatles era outfit for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. 20 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-761-9407 or

Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DOC IT Foundation
Pause.itive is a daylong seminar that focuses on menopause. The organization is designed to lead a dynamic dialogue among women over 35 years of age who are experiencing physical and/or emotional changes as they enter peri-menopause or menopause. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the DOC IT Foundation. $35. Broward College Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road. 305-205-6883 or

Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Couture for a Cause
The Pantry of Broward
The fundraising event will feature designer and Las Olas retailer Zola Keller, who will host a one-day sale of hundreds of evening gowns, cocktail dresses, bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and suits at discounted prices, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Pantry of Broward. A VIP preview opportunity will run from 10 to 11 a.m. for a $25 donation to The Pantry of Broward; entry will be free of charge from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-358-1481 or

Sept. 20 at noon
Black Holes: Space Warps and Time Twists opening reception
Museum of Discovery and Science
This new exhibit will pull visitors in to the modern search for real black holes. Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-713-0904 or

Sept. 20 at 8 p.m.
Concert: Fall Follies Cabaret
The Original Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus
This cabaret-style show will be a relaxed evening of solos and duets showcasing the talents of the organization and other guest performers. $25. Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Horvitz Auditorium, One E. Las Olas Blvd. 954-832-0060 or

Sept. 21 at 10 a.m.
11th annual Yoga Gangsters Challenge
Yoga Gangsters
The event includes a two-hour yoga practice consisting of 108 Sun Salutations, a marketplace dedicated to holistic apparel, conscious gift and jewelry vendors, healthy food trucks and a debut workshop with founder Terri Cooper and executive director Jodi Weiner. $25. FAT Village The Projects, 523 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
JAFCO Children’s Ability Center Grand Opening
JAFCO (Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options)
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the new facility. The 60,000 square-foot center will accommodate hundreds of children per year. Services will include assessment, enhanced case management and referral, day/weekend and extended respite care, social skills training, therapy and more. 5100 N. Nob Hill Road, Sunrise. 954-315-8698 or

Sept. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Afternoon Tea to Introduce the Miss ARC Broward Pageant Contestants
ARC Broward
Attendees will enjoy tea catered by the ARC Broward Culinary Institute while getting to know contestants of “Miss ARC Broward: A Pageant to Empower Young Women with Disabilities.” Starting at $50, includes one ticket to the “Miss ARC Broward Pageant.” Sunrise Civic Center Grand Ballroom, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise. 954-746-9400 or

Sept. 23 from 6 to 10 p.m.
The Ultimate Mom's Night Out
James Edwards (Turtle Power for James Edwards)
The event is targeted to moms and moms-to-be who will be able to shop, sample products, attend exciting seminars, experience a fashion show and more. $15. 11775 Heron Bay Blvd., Coral Springs. 954-650-8729 or

Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m.
General Meeting
Plantation Historical Museum
Meeting will include a presentation by Seth Bramson, a Florida East Coast historian. 511 N. Fig Tree Lane, Plantation. 954-554-5522 or

Sept. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Casino Night
Fendi Trunk Show and Fundraiser
This Fendi trunk show and cocktail soiree will benefit Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres from FACE restaurant, wine and a fashion preview with 20% of proceeds benefiting the nonprofit. There will also be a luxury raffle for a chance to win two pair of Fendi designer glasses with 100% of proceeds going to the campaign. Hollywood Eyes, 2011 Harrison St., Hollywood. 954-923-5367 or

Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.
21st annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction
Ann Storck Center
The event will feature varied gourmet flavors of South Florida prepared by more than 20 elite chefs. Guests can enjoy classic cuisine, cocktails, live and silent auctions, and conversation. Decorated tables will include one-of-a-kind, hand embellished electric guitar centerpieces created by Ann Storck Center artists. These guitars can be purchased for $100, with all proceeds directly benefiting the Ann Storck Center. The unique live auction called “Bids for Kid” allows guests to make a difference by sponsoring a child attending the center’s preschool. $150 per person; $275 per couple. 1790 SW 43rd Way, Fort Lauderdale. 954-584-8000 or

Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.
Opening reception: Art Is...
1310 Gallery
The exhibition will feature the work of established artists: Dana Donaty (conceptual artist), Eliane Harvey (curator and painter), Jake Cordero (mixed media), Mystica (installation and belly dancer), Robin White (painter), JC Bravo (painter), Glen Mayo (sculptor), Liliana Botero (painter), Adam White (painter), Eli Pupouac Jr. (sculptor), Patty Stribling Lauer (painter), Deda Maldonado (fiber art), Terry Mulrooney (watercolor) and Tate Earle (musician). The exhibit will run through Oct. 11. 1310 SW 2nd Court, # 210, Fort Lauderdale. 954-604-8203.

Sept. 28 at 8 a.m.
Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks
The South Florida Chapter of Autism Speaks, autism science and advocacy organization, will host the two-mile walk to raise funds and awareness. Proceeds will support Autism Speaks’ work, both locally and nationally, to increase awareness, fund research and family services, and advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families in Broward County and beyond. Nova Southeastern University, Sherman Library Green, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie.

Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m.
Casino Night
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
The night will feature casino games, food and entertainment. More than $30,000 in cash and prizes will be up for grabs including a Las Vegas vacation package with $1,000 in spending cash and a 5-day vacation in Costa Rica with $500 in spending cash. There will also be a draw for a $25,000 cash prize. $60 donation. Calder Casino, 21001 NW 27th Ave., Miami Gardens. 954-265-7241 or

Sept. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Power Lunch
Jack & Jill Children's Center
The annual luncheon helps provide scholarships and family support for the children of Jack & Jill in the upcoming year. $100. Lauderdale Yacht Club, 1725 SE 12th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-8772 or