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  • Family costumes: Top 10 looks

    Family costumes: Top 10 looks

    Stores are filled with costumes as Halloween approaches, but many families take advantage of this holiday to put forth a group effort, with amazing results. I’ve seen re-creations of “Alice in Wonderland” complete with Alice, Mad Hatter, Red Queen, White Rabbit and cards. I’ve seen “Jurassic Park”...

  • Free health screenings, fun at NSU's Day for Children

    Free health screenings, fun at NSU's Day for Children

    A one-day children’s fair this weekend combines health screenings, community resources and fun for families in an event that spans several buildings at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. Children 15 and younger can get free hearing and vision screenings, test their balance and speech through...

  • Teal pumpkins send a signal: Non-food treats here

    Teal pumpkins send a signal: Non-food treats here

    Wondering why you are seeing teal-colored pumpkins in Halloween store displays this year? The Teal Pumpkin Project, started in 2014, promotes awareness of food allergies and inclusion for all trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Many Halloween candies have nuts or are made in a facility that also processes...

  • Broward Libraries add checkout locations for Playaway Launchpad devices

    Broward Libraries add checkout locations for Playaway Launchpad devices

    Check this out: Libraries are helping the next generation plug into the future of learning and playing by making touchscreen devices available. The Broward County Library system now has 18 locations — 12 of them new — in which Playaway Launchpad tablets, designed for children, can be checked out....

  • 'Coco' to return to big screen to celebrate Day of the Dead

    'Coco' to return to big screen to celebrate Day of the Dead

    The colorful, skeleton-filled Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is fast approaching, and the Cinemark Paradise 24 and XD Theatre in Davie is celebrating with an exclusive return of the Disney/Pixar movie “Coco” on Oct. 26. Set on the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, the vibrant film includes...

  • October family fests in South Florida

    October family fests in South Florida

    Fall festivals have arrived in South Florida, bringing plenty of costumed fun and trick-or-treating for kids. We’ve rounded up the region’s fall season events throughout the month of October and listed them by county to help families find the events that are right for them. Did we miss any? Submit...

  • It's a boy! Flamingo Gardens reveals gender of newest chick

    It's a boy! Flamingo Gardens reveals gender of newest chick

    The American flamingo chick hatched at Flamingo Gardens Botanical Garden in Davie and dubbed “Baby Jane” has been renamed “Baby James” after a DNA test. The chick — the first to be born in the sanctuary — broke out of his shell Aug. 31, but differences between male and female flamingos are not...

  • Life-size dinosaurs invade South Florida Science Center | Video

    Life-size dinosaurs invade South Florida Science Center | Video

    The largest traveling exhibition of dinosaurs in America is roaring into South Florida on Saturday in the “Dinosaur Invasion” at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach. Sixteen dinosaurs are featured in the Science Center’s newest and largest-ever indoor and outdoor exhibit,...

  • 1 day = 1 year in Jungle Island promotion

    1 day = 1 year in Jungle Island promotion

    Jungle Island in Miami has extended its “Buy A Day, Play For A Year” promotion through Oct. 21, allowing guests to visit the park until next year. Jungle Island’s general admission ticket includes the Neosplash waterpark and can be turned in for an annual pass through Oct. 21. Regular admission...

  • Brick or Treat: 7 reasons to go to Legoland’s Halloween party

    Brick or Treat: 7 reasons to go to Legoland’s Halloween party

    October has arrived, along with everything ghosts, ghouls and pumpkin. Theme parks throughout Florida break out spooky and scary events for the season, including Brick or Treat at the theme park closest to South Florida: Legoland. Unlike some other Halloween events, Brick or Treat is not a specially...

  • Newest Frost Science exhibit sheds light on things that glow | Video

    Newest Frost Science exhibit sheds light on things that glow | Video

    The wonders of often-unseen, glow-in-the-dark creatures are at the heart of a new exhibit at the Frost Museum of Science in downtown Miami. “Creatures of Light,” now open in the Hsiao Family Special Exhibition Gallery at the Frost, delights in giving guests a different look at what is right before...

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