Thursday, January 24, 2013

January 28- February 3 in South Florida

This Week takes us into February (I must say a Happy "5" Years Birthday to my youngest daughter, Gianna Avie) does not even seem possible that we are already in the second month of 2013!
There are some pretty original activities/events this week and coming up...keep your eye out!

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Have an Incredible Week and, as always, Happy Planning..............

At the South Florida Fairgrounds
Palm Beach County
January 18- February 3
Cost: $15/Adults, $9/Seniors, $8/Children 6-11, Free/5 and Under
Info: 561-793-0333
There will be acres of exhibits, rides and midway, handmade crafts, prize-winning livestock, music and food!

January 28, Fun At Work Day
Monday, January 28, 2013

Mini Monday Mornings at Miami Children's Museum
Dade County
Cost: $12/Adults, Kids Under 1 FREE
Info: 305-373-5437
Age: 3 and Under
Join us for a special time with the littlest members of your family. Mini Monday Mornings are designed for children 3 and under to have a quiet time to explore the Museum and enjoy programs made just for them. We will engage all of their senses with painting, sand play, story times, and a mommy and me music activity from Kindermusik. There will be no school visits on these mornings.

Palm Beach County
January 28, Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!
Cost: $5/Member, $8/NonMember
Info: 561-544-8615
Ages: 10- Adult (An adult must sign up and participate with children.)
Explore the grasses and flats of the Intracoastal Waterway behind Gumbo Limbo. Hand-held dip nets and large seine nets allow us to catch and release a variety of fish, shrimp, crabs, and other marine life.

Gator Tales at Daggerwing Nature Center
Palm Beach County
Cost: $2.00
Info: 561-629-8760
Age: 2-5
Features gator-related stories geared towards children.

January 29, National Puzzle Day
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Broward County
5:30- 9:30pm
Cost: FREE, Food Truck costs vary.
Every Tuesday night we will have food trucks lining up at Plantation Heritage Park. Come enjoy gourmet food from a variety of popular food trucks. Bring the entire family because it is fun for all. We will have a DJ playing your favorite tunes, and the playground for the kids.

National Puzzle Day at Miami Children's Museum
Dade County
Cost: $12/Adults, Children Under 1 Free
Info: 305-373-5437
Happy National Puzzle Day! Come to our art studio to celebrate this silly holiday by making your own puzzle!

In The Treetop Ballroom
Dade County
6-9:30pm (Super Entry Pass at 5:30pm)
Cost: Varies w/a lot of perks depending on which pass you purchase. Follow the Link.
The Biggest Baby Shower Ever is like no other baby shower you’ve ever seen. With over 100 of the best companies in the baby industry, it’s a one stop shop to test out, touch, feel and get educated on everything you can possibly need for your growing family. Enjoy mingling with other expectant and new parents while you enjoy sweet treats, mocktails and more in an elegant setting. Over 60 vendors representing everything baby and mom, a stroller test track, gift bags and game opportunities to win amazing prizes, seminars to help educate you in almost every area regarding parenthood, opportunities to be pampered and eat some incredible food! All Super Pass holders will go home with a Britax Car Seat!

January 30, Yodel For Your Neighbors Day
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Broward County
All Day
Cost: FREE every Wednesday.
Free every Wednesday.

Dade County
6:30- 9:30pm
Cost: FREE, Food Truck Costs Vary
Join us every Wednesday at the Pinecrest/Falls Food Truck Rally for great food and even a bit of shopping.

January 30, Inane Answering Message Day
Palm Beach County
Cost: $5/Members, $8/NonMembers
Info & Reservations: 561-544-8615 (reservations and prepayment required at least 34 hours in advance)
Limpets & topsnails are a few of the shells you can find on Florida beaches. Meet at the center to find out about seashells and the animals that make them. Caravan to Red Reef Beach Park and search for ocean treasures. An adult must sign up and participate with children.

Roots and Shoots Club at Sunflower Creative Arts
Palm Beach County
3-4pm/Ages 5-9, 5-6pm/Ages 10-16
Cost: FREE
Info: 561-482-3412
Ages: 5-9/ 3-4pm and 10-16/ 5-6pm
In conjunction with Jane Goodall's worldwide kids' activist group, children will create hands-on local service projects that show care and concern for the environment, animals and the human community. Each meeting includes a project and peace-related activities. Registration Required. 

January 31, Backwards Day
Scavenger Hunt at Joey's Outback
Palm Beach County
Cost: Regular Admission + $3 to join hunt.
Info: 561-204-4554
Join the Outback for a weekly scavenger hunt every Wednesday.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

January 31, Inspire Your Heart With Art Day
AmericanGirl “Girls of the Year 2013” Scavenger Hunt
Dade County
January 31
Cost: FREE
Age: 8+
Info: 877-247-5223

Learn about our newest Girl of the Year! Your girl will on a fun-filled scavenger hunt, collecting fun facts about our Girl of the Year 2013 along the way. Plus, she’ll get a free American Girl poster at the end.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Creative Kids Crafts at Parkland City Hall
Activity Room
Broward County
Cost: FREE
Info: 954-757-4113 (PreRegistration)
Age: 7-11
Focus: Valentine's Day Craft
February's Kids Craft will be all about Valentine's Day!

Broward County      
Cost: FREE
Info: 954-921-3500
Fridays, ring the kids for some wholesome outdoor fun featuring a bounce house, face painters and more!

Broward County       
10am & 11:30am
Cost: $6
Info: 954-462-0222
Age: K-3
February 1, National Freedom Day
At Enchanted Elementary, things haven’t been so charming lately. The Big Bad Wolf is not only bullying his usual suspects, but now he’s moved on to his other classmates also. This story is told by all of the characters side, including the Wolf. Popular fairy tale characters and story lines are integrated into anti-bullying lessons and solution-oriented messages.

Broward County
Cost: FREE
Info: 954-524-0805
Music students are invited to bring their instruments and join the pros of the Gold Coast Jazz Society for an old-fashioned jam session the first Friday of the month.

Broward County
Cost: Free Parking and entry to the Courtyard. Food Truck costs vary.
Info: 954-473-2955
February, An American Heart Month
Celebrate a new year with food from around the globe at First Friday Food Trucks at Flamingo Gardens. Gourmet Food Trucks tantalize your taste-buds while DJ Mike spins the tunes. The Wine and Beer Tent will be back with proceeds benefiting the botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary.

Broward County
Featuring: Remember The Titans- PG
Cost: FREE
Movie night in it's ArtsPark! Free Family Friendly flicks under the stars every Friday at 8pm. Make it a date night for the whole family!

Broward County
Cost: FREE
Info: 954-424-0085
Free admission the first Friday of the month with activities for children.

February, An Affair To Remember  Month
SoundScape Cinema Series at North Shore Park Bandshell
Dade County
Cost: FREE
Info: 305-673-7730
Featuring: Rock of Ages
Enjoy a movie under the stars, don't forget chairs and blankets!

Palm Beach County
Cost: $4/per child
Info: 561-629-8760
Age: 2-5
Focus: Flowers
Moms, introduce your little ones to Mother Nature! Come explore with us through books, activities, nature walks and crafts.

February 2, Happy Groundhog Day!
Saturday, February 2, 2013

On the first weekend of every month, anyone with a Bank of America credit or debit card can get free admission to museums nationwide through the Museums on Us program. Local participants include the Miami Art MuseumMiami Children’s MuseumMiami Science MuseumMuseum of Contemporary ArtBass Museum of ArtFort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Sciencethe Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.

Broward County
Cost: FREE
Info: 954-747-4600
It’s a day of outdoor fun for dogs and dog lovers! Bring your furry BFF or adopt one from the rescue groups on site! Woofstock features entertainment, demos, specialty retail vendors and food vendors (for humans and pooches). Cheer your dog through our Challenge Lure Course and around our Doggie Downs Oval Race Track. Don’t miss our trio of pooch contests! The first 500 canines through the gate will receive a “doggie bag” of treats. All dogs must have a current rabies tag for admittance. Retractable leashes prohibited.

Broward County
Every Saturday, 9-10:15pm
Cost: FREE
February, Black History Month
Get your groove on at ARTSPARK LIVE!, a FREE weekend concert series dedicated to showcasing South Florida's finest talent in the heart of Downtown Hollywood. Enjoy every musical style under the sun at the state-of-the-art ArtsPark Amphitheater at Young Circle. 

Part of the Family Theater Series
Broward County
Cost: $15
Info: 954-602-4500
The story pirates believe that every child has a story to tell. This sketch comedy musical is based entirely on stories by kids in the show audience. Kids write stories… we act them out… kids write more. All performances include and art activity, face painting and storytelling- arrive one hour early to take part!

At Coral Springs Sportsplex
Broward County
11am- 3pm
Cost: $2/Adults, $1/Children & Students
Info: 954-345-2204
This year, the City will be featuring all kids of cars that the car enthusiast is sure to enjoy! There will also be food trucks, vendors, bounce houses, and entertainment! 

Dade County
Cost: FREE
Info: 305-253-0063
FREE Museum Admission the first Saturday of every month. Activities and train rides extra.

Dade County
Cost: $12/Members, $18/NonMembers ($2 discount for each additional child in household)
Info: 305-893-6211
Age: 6-12
Feature: Sculpture Like Yoshitomo Nara
Kids tour MOCA exhibitions and learn about the elements of art by painting, drawing and sculpting in the style of renowned artists. Parent and caregivers are encouraged to stay and create with their children.

Palm Beach County
Cost: FREE
Info: 954-709-5894
This grass roots event is organized by Pompano Beach citizens to bring people of every culture and religion together to foster “unity”. The event will include musical and cultural groups, community bands, singers, a disc jockey, bounce houses, clown and MORE!

Palm Beach County
Cost: $8/one Adult and Child, $5/each additional child (Only 2 children per adult, please.)
Info: 561-233-1757- PreRegistration Please
Age: 5-13 years
Stimulate your child’s senses, observational skills, and appreciation for nature. We’ll provide the materials and creative tips on how to get your child started. You’ll help your child make the journal and the go out into the garden to release the young artist, writer or poet within.
February, Great American Pie Month

Little Wonders at Gumbo Limbo
Palm Beach County
Cost: $5/Member, $8/NonMember
Info: 561-544-8615
Age: 3&4 with Adult
Take this opportunity to introduce your novice naturalist to the plant and animal communities all around them, through hikes for little feet, crafts for little fingers, stories for growing minds. PrePayment and Reservations required, sign up at least 24 hours in advance.

Palm Beach County
Cost: FREE w/Admission
Info: 561-392-2500
Focus: Nancy Graves, Repetition
Celebrate the visual arts at the Museum with this family program featuring art workshops that draw inspiration from the Museum’s permanent collection into a studio class designed for everyone. Led by seasoned art educators, participants should get ready for creative family fun!

February 3, National Carrot Day
OOdles of Art at Schoolhouse Children's Museum
Palm Beach County
Cost: $4/Children 1-17, $5/Adults
Info: 561-742-6780
Move beyond the crayon and finger paint! Little artisans will be introduced to various art mediums through fun and engaging methods. Using activities perfectly tailored to develop young minds, youngsters will craft and create using simplified forms of mosaic art, origami, clay sculpting, food art, printing, stamping and more!

Palm Beach County
Cost: FREE
Info: 561-347-3900
Ages: 5+
Stop by to hear some of our favorite science inspired stories every Saturday!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

February 3, The Day The Music Died
On the first weekend of every month, anyone with a Bank of America credit or debit card can get free admission to museums nationwide through the Museums on Us program. Local participants include the Miami Art MuseumMiami Children’s MuseumMiami Science MuseumMuseum of Contemporary ArtBass Museum of ArtFort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Sciencethe Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.

Palm Beach County
Cost: $5/per project
Info: 561-347-3900
Looking for a fun science project to take home? Drop in for a Make and Take every month. Choose from binoculars, boomerangs, musical instruments and more!

Other Ongoing Activities in South Florida:

South Florida Libraries
Check out the many programs that are offered at your local libraries- they always have FREE programs and activities for kids of every age. Click on the links below to check them out:

Always check details on each event/activity to be sure details have not changed. Life happens and I am known to make an occasional mistake.

I am always looking for every event/activity possible, if you have or no of a great family event going on in the South Florida Tri-County area; let me know so I can plug it in the appropriate week. Email me at: to post your next event.

Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for YOU declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, to give you hope and a future..”

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