Broward County

12:00 AM EST, November 21, 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 Dec. 5
Nominations for 23rd annual African-American Achievers Awards
Various organizations
Established in 1992 by Jim Moran, automotive pioneer and founder of JM Family, Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus, the African-American Achievers awards program annually recognizes leaders for their exceptional contributions toward building stronger communities in South Florida. Awards are given to outstanding African Americans who set an inspirational example through community involvement and leadership in four categories: Arts & Culture; Business & Entrepreneurism; Community Service; and Education. In honor of these achievers, JM Family, Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus will donate $40,000 to various South Florida charities - $10,000 in each achiever’s name to the charity of their choice. The awards presentation and ceremony will take place April 15 at the Broward County Convention Center. To nominate, call 866-516-2497 or visit

Through Jan. 3
Holiday Fantasy of Lights
City of Coconut Creek
More than 250,000 visitors will celebrate the holiday season as Tradewinds Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights and illuminated and animated displays. Guests will drive through the park to see the festive displays and enjoy a 3D experience. Volunteers are also needed nightly for a variety of duties. $14 per car; $40 per bus (15 or more passengers). Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. 954-971-7155 or

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

Nov. 18 at 6 p.m.
Friends of MODS presents Starry Night at the Museum
Museum of Discovery and Science
The evening will include a reception in the traveling exhibit hall, an open bar and themed ‘space’ cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a special silent auction, DJ, raffle prizes and a screening of “Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists.” The event will conclude with a screening of Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar: The IMAX Experience.” $45 for Friends of MODS and museum members; $55 for non-members. VIP: $60 for Friends of MODS members; $70 for non-members. 401 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-712-1159 or

Nov. 18 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.

Nov. 18 at 6 p.m.
Friends of MODS presents Starry Night at the Museum
Museum of Discovery and Science
The evening will include a reception in the traveling exhibit hall, an open bar and themed ‘space’ cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a special silent auction, DJ, raffle prizes and a screening of “Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists.” The event will conclude with a screening of Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar: The IMAX Experience.” $45 for Friends of MODS and museum members; $55 for non-members. VIP: $60 for Friends of MODS members; $70 for non-members. 401 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-712-1159 or

Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m.
Bountiful Boutique... A Sensational Holiday Shopping Event For A Cause
Cystic Fibrosis Gold Coast Guild
The event includes food and spirits, an assortment of clothing, accessories and gift items, and a lively afternoon that serves as a signature fundraiser for the Guild. $50 in advance; $55 at the door. Hugh’s Culinary, 4351 NE 12th Terrace, Oakland Park. 954-522-6975.

Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.
People Book Reunion Party
Leadership Broward Foundation
Members will mingle and pick up the new “People Book.” The night will include music, cocktails and food from local restaurants. Museum of Discovery & Science, 401 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-767-8866 or

Nov. 20 at 7:30 a.m.
Corporate Salute
Women Executive Leadership
The event honors companies that support gender diversity in the boardroom. $75 for members; $100 for members after Nov. 17; $125 for non-members. Signature Grand, 6900 W. State Road 84, Davie. 813-994-0107 or

Nov. 20 at 11:15 a.m., 3 and 6 p.m.
Film Screening: The Dust Bowl Part 1
NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
Directed by Ken Burns, the documentary recounts the impact of the Dust Bowl during the ‘30s and includes first-hand interviews with its survivors. Free. One E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-262-0227 or

Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.
Making Space: Beyond a Room
Broward College
This multi-media exhibition builds on the discussion of women's creative practices presented in Virginia Woolf’s 1929 feminist essay “A Room of One’s Own.” Curated from the private collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, "Making Space" features contemporary work from internationally recognized artists and local artists including: Tracey Emin, Mickalene Thomas and Rania Matar, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Scott Daniel Ellison, Kate Gilmore, Peggy Levison Nolan, Teresa Diehl and Julie Davidow. 3501 SW Davie Road, Building 6, Davie. 954-201-6984 or

Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.
Sleep Out to Support Homeless Youth
Covenant House Florida
Community leaders and business executives will sleep out on the pavement to raise awareness and funds to support the homeless and runaway youth helped by Covenant House Florida. 733 Breakers Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-568-7914 or

Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
The FLiFF Chairman's Awards Gala
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
The 29th annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF) honors George Hamilton and actor/filmmakers Daniel Baldwin and Clara Mamet and producer Mike Downey. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by dinner and dancing. $150 for general admission; $100 for FLiFF Members. 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood.

Nov. 22 at 8:15 a.m.
National Adoption Day Broward County
Florida's Circuit Court Judges, local adoptive families and adoptive children, ages 10 months to 15 years old, will participate in adoptions and celebrate National Adoption Day. 201 SE 6th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-414-6000, ext. 4018.

Nov. 22 at 3 p.m.
Mini Muse | American Scene Photography: Martin Z. Margulies Collection
NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
Mini Muse is the museum’s newest monthly education program for family level members ($100 and above). Make memories with your family by touring the exhibitions, followed by hands-on art workshops led by experienced educators. For children 5-10 years old. $5 material fee per child. One E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-262-0221 or

Nov. 22 at 6 p.m.
45th anniversary Tiara Ball
Royal Dames of Cancer Research Inc.
The ball will honor Alice Jackson, a cancer survivor, and her husband Mike Jackson, chairman and CEO of AutoNation, for supporting a wide range of community organizations. Proceeds from the event benefit the Nova Southeastern University Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, which focuses on research as well as anti-cancer drug discovery and screening. Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale. 954-629-0209 or

Nov. 22 at 8 p.m.
Mercira's Foundation
The guest speaker for the evening will be Dr. Frank Cirisano, president and founder of Women's Cancer Care in Delray Beach and Aventura. The nonprofit works to build a health clinic facility in Jean-Rabel, Haiti and provide adequate medical care to the village. $75. Westin Hotel 400 Corporate Drive, Fort Lauderdale. 561-506-8891 or

Nov. 22 at 8 p.m.
Hooray for the Holidays
Original Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus
This special performance celebrates holidays throughout the year including Christmas and Hanukah. $25. Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale Auditorium, One E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-832-0060 or

Nov. 23 at 7 p.m.
The FLiFF 2014 Wrap Party
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
The 29th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF) celebrates the conclusion of the festival at the Atlantic Hotel. Enjoy an open bar, hors d'oeuvres and buffet. Tickets include the 5 p.m. closing night film. There will be a shuttle to the party from Cinema Paradiso-Lauderdale. $40 for non-members; $30 for FLIFF members. 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-525-3456 or

Nov. 23 at noon
Florida Panthers Winterfest Family Fun Day
Winterfest Inc.
Enjoy activities with Miami Marlins, Florida Panthers, Museum of Discovery and Science, Free Helmets, U.S. Army, and Santa. There will be a Native Village animal show and more. Free. 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-767-0686.

Nov. 23 at 8 a.m.
22nd annual Thanksgiving Basket Brigade
Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Volunteers are invited to provide underprivileged families served by the center with a “basket” filled with items needed to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey. Volunteers help assemble and deliver the baskets. 1401 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 954-728-1040 or

Nov. 24 at 8:30 a.m.
Women In Distress' Charity Golf Tournament
Women In Distress of Broward County Inc.
Guests will enjoy breakfast, 18 rounds of golf, a gift bag with various goodies, and an awards barbeque lunch buffet. $400 per golfer; $40 for lunch. 2101 West Rolling Hills Circle, Davie. 954-760-9800, ext. 1245 or

Nov. 25 at 6 p.m.
HANDY'S second annual Festival of Trees
Guests will enjoy a winter wonderland of bedazzled trees, which will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Proceeds will benefit HANDY and nearly a dozen other local charitable organizations. $35. 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. 954-522-2911, ext. 208 or

Nov. 27 at 7:30 a.m.
Fourth annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot and Paddle
iTRACE Foundation Inc. and Leadership Broward Foundation’s Emerge Broward
Trot and paddles along A1A in a 5k race on Thanksgiving morning. The event will be grand marshaled by Florida State Representative Shevrin Jones and will support two local community organizations. $20 for kids 12 and under; $25 for students; $30 for military; $35 for adult; $5 for the Kid's Dash. 501 Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

Nov. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Light Up MLK for the Holidays
City Of Pompano Beach
The evening will provide fun for the whole family, with crafts like ornament and holiday cookie decorating, an interactive art wall and more. Along with “Light Up MLK” host DJ Big Man Kelly, live entertainment and performances by community members will be included. The lighting of the decorated 37-ft. tree takes place at 7 p.m. Free food, a photo booth and a visit from Santa will also be in store. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, between NW 3rd Ave. and NW 7th Ave. in Pompano Beach. 954-786-7824 or

Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.
Storm Front Hits Fort Lauderdale
South Florida Jubilee Chorus
This 2010 Barbershop Harmony Society Gold Medal International Men's Quartet brings comedy and singing to Broward County. $25; $10 for children 6 and under. 2502 NE 30th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-583-0795.

Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.
First Sunday of Advent and Hanging of the Greens
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale
A Scottish pipe and drum band will lead the processional for this family service which will include carols from children and youth choirs, blessing of the newborns from the past year and a post-service gathering with refreshments in Fellowship Hall. Free. 401 SE 15th Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.
Premier Beverage presents the 52nd annual Christmas on Las Olas
Cody's Angels, Southeast Police Motorcycle Rodeo, Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation, Light of World Clinic, The Salvation Army and Kids in Distress
Guests will enjoy Snow Mountain, Skate Las Olas, four performance stages with nonstop family entertainment, Santa's Village, Peter Glenn Ski and Sports, a simulated snow ski experience, dozens of local choirs from schools and churches, and 70 food vendors. Free. Between SE 6th Ave. and SE 11th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-258-8382.

Dec. 2 at 8 p.m.
An Evening of Celebration
World Aids Museum
The evening will benefit the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center with a VIP cocktail reception in the new Huizenga Pavilion at the Broward Center. More than 50 healthcare professionals who have dedicated their lives to helping those with HIV/AIDS will be recognized. There will also be a concert at the Amaturo Theater by the 60-piece South Florida Symphony Orchestra, featuring conductor Sebrina Maria Alfonso and soloist Nicole Henry. $40 and above. 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-568-2100 or

Dec. 3 at 8 a.m.
Eye Opener Breakfast
Leadership Broward Foundation
Learn more about foster care from a panel of knowledgeable stakeholders. $20 for LBF members; $25 for guests. 110 SE 6 St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-767-8866.

Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.
Holiday Celebration and Open House
Historic Stranahan House Museum
View the historic house which will be specially decorated for the holidays. Enjoy a selection of desserts and private holiday shopping with unique hand crafted items. Free for members and future members. 335 SE 6th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-524-4736 or

December 3 at 7 p.m.
Our National Treasures with Andy Mitchell
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale
The church’s Power of One Christianity and Culture Night Speaker Series and Enrichment Classes continue with Andy Mitchell’s “Our National Treasures.” Mitchell, of Operation Lift Hope, will discuss the country’s veterans. 1417 SE 4 St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-598-9312 or

Dec. 4 at 11:15 a.m.
Performance: Pianist Alex Sancho
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale
Sancho, a recent graduate of Florida International University, will play holiday music as well as some of his own pieces. $9. 401 SE 15th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-598-9344 or

Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale Home for the Holidays Tour
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Enjoy holiday lights and decorations in the Historic District, a docent-led tour of the New River Inn and the King Cromartie House, and egg-nog and cookies with carols on the porch. $10. 231 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Luaderdale. 954-463-4431.

Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.
The Galleria's Men of Style
Women In Distress of Broward County Inc.
The evening, presented by Signature Grand, will include food, fashion and fun. Attendees will enjoy exclusive incentives from select mall retailers and restaurants. Proceeds will benefit LBF. $50 for general admission; $100 for Truluck's VIP. 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. 954-767-8866.

Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Holiday Lighting
City of Wilton Manors Leisure Services Department
Start the holidays with the lighting of holiday ornaments, musical performances by local artists, food, vendors and holiday spirit. Free. Jaycee Park on the corner of NE 21st Court and Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. 954-630-3318 or

Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.
23rd annual Holiday House Food and Wine Fest
Friends of Music Inc.
Enjoy food and wine from local restaurants in a venue decorated for the holidays. There will be a gift boutique, silent auction, music provided by music students and an assortment of themed Christmas trees and non-seasonal items. $50. 10800 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs. 954-752-5620.

Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.
The Fast and Furriest
Humane Society of Broward County’s PAWS
Enjoy an evening that includes cars and casino-style games. Each guest will receive a Gold Card worth 5,000 in gaming chips valid for the first hour of the event. The casino gaming tables are provided by Casino Party Nights Florida Inc. Must be 18 and older to play. $150. Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale, 5750 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 954-266-682700 or

Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Performance: Madama Butterfly
Florida Grand Opera
A Japanese geisha catches the eye of an American naval officer and crosses cultural boundaries to become his bride, grappling with a serious dilemma while awaiting his long delayed return. $21 and up. 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 800-741-1010 or

Dec. 5 at 1 p.m.
DKG Beta Alpha Chapter’s annual Toy Drive
Toys for Tots
Donate toys on behalf of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG). Chapter members and guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or a girl between the ages of 2 and 12. The price range for the toys should start at $10. La Quinta Inn and Suites, 3701 N. University Drive, Coral Springs. 954-646-0361 or

Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Glow Golf for a Cause
Seeing The World
Seeing The World provides comprehensive mobile eye exams and glasses to low-income children age 3-18 on a mobile RV. Funds raised support the vehicle, medical equipment and supplies for the children. $100-$175. 11801 Heron Bay Blvd., Coral Springs. 877-588-6581 or

Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.
9th annual Ribbons for the Children
Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center
The art exhibit, benefit auction and cocktail reception will recognize World AIDS Day with more than 30 original art pieces from local artists. $50. 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-728-1040.

Dec. 5 at 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast for Champions of the Homeless
Broward Partnership
Local celebrity waiters will work for “tips,” with proceeds benefiting charity. Purchase tip money in advance. 920 NW 7th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-832-7037 or

Dec. 5 from 7 to 11 p.m.
Blue Wave Hawaiian Night
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Guests will enjoy a festive Hawaiian-themed party with the sights, sounds and cuisine of Hawaii. $250. Private home, 615 Idlewyld Drive, Fort Lauderdale. 954-739-5006 or

Dec. 5 at 8 p.m.
Holiday Concert
Nova Singers/Nova Southeastern University
This performance will feature holiday favorites. $15. Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church, 400 N 35th Ave., Hollywood. 561-212-2112 or

Dec. 6 at 9 a.m.
Orchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Event includes orchids, exotics, fruit trees, butterfly garden plants, food trucks, garden art, lectures, orchid displays, cooking demos, live music, a farmer's market and more. $15. 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale. 954-703-2614 or

Dec. 6 at 11 a.m.
Time after Time Capsule Project
Young At Art Museum
Japanese pop artist Sebastian Masuda will install a five-foot-tall Teddy Bear as a time capsule for visitors to add wishes or small memorable objects. Launching at Art Basel, Masuda also will place 10 bears in other cities including London, Paris, Berlin and Beijing; and at the end of 2015, all of the bears will be transported to NYC where he will create an all-inclusive sculpture to go on display in Tokyo during the 2020 Olympics. Young At Art also will host an interactive art-making workshop to design colorful POP accessories. Wynwood Project, 2103 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. 954-424-0085 or

Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.
Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Black Tie Ball
Winterfest Inc.
Presented by Moet & Chandon in association with Absolut Vodka, Southern Wine and Spirits, and Milestone Wines, the event will kick off the holiday season in elegant South Florida Style. $250. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. 954-767-0686.