HAPPENINGS

Posted on 27 November 2015 by LeslieM

Note: Dates and times may change. Please contact venues to confirm.

Food Drive at Cinépolis USA

Now through Dec. 4

Cinépolis USA Movie Theatre

3984 W Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Going to the movies? Help the community at the same time by donating non-perishable food items. Donors who bring two non-perishable items will receive a free popcorn. Donations will go to Feeding South Florida and Agape Food Bank. Call 954-571-2445.

Light Up Downtown Boca Celebration

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Mizner Park Amphitheatre

590 Plaza Real

Boca Raton, FL 33432

Boca’s annual tree lighting and outdoor celebration includes snow mountain, entertainment, carnival rides, carolers, childrens crafts and more.

Santa’s Arrival Snow Party

Friday, Nov. 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pompano Citi Centre

1955 N. Federal Hwy.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Hourly snowfall. Free pictures with Santa (bring your own camera). Family fun includes Elfie Selfie dress-up station, face painter, Write Letters to Santa, DJ, arts and crafts. Raffle giveaway for Breakfast with Santa. Visit www.PompanoCityCentre.com.

6th Annual Light up MLK

plus Gospel Concert

Saturday, Nov. 28, 5 to 8 pm.

Annie Adderly Gillis Park

601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Free. Emcee Rodney Baltimore. Tree lighting at 7 p.m. Following the festivities, The Ali Cultural Arts Center at 353 Hammondville Rd. will host a concert by critically acclaimed Gospel singer, Giel. Concert: $10 per person. Call 954-786-7824 or visit www.aliarts.org.

Backyard Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale

Sunday, Nov. 29, 1 to 4 p.m.

Historic Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd,

Deerfield Beach FL 33441

Sundays at the Butler House features holiday arts and crafts – be a buyer or a seller under the Big Banyan Tree this week. Florida Highwayman painter R.L. Lewis Jr. will display his art and sign copies of his new book. Music, gift drawing, food and good times. Call 561-299-8684.

Women in Distress Toy Drive

Dec. 1 to 4; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dec. 7 to 11: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dec. 14 to 18: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jim and Jan Moran Family Center

4700 NW 3 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33064

Donate new, unwrapped toys for babies and children, gifts for teens, and gifts for moms and dads that kids can select from to give their parents. Gift cards and wrapping paper also needed. Visit www.womenindistress.org or call Eileen Trower at 954-760-9800 ext. 1246.

14th Annual Lighthouse A’Glow

Wednesday Dec. 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Frank McDonough Park

3500 NE 27 Ave.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Free. Spend an enchanted evening with family and friends. Come out to meet Santa, enjoy some holiday refreshments and caroling.

Jungle Queen cruise for seniors

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Departs from Highlands Community Center

511 NE 44 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Age 55 and over. Bus ride to the Jungle Queen for a 90-minute cruise along the historic New River viewing spectacular homes and yachts. Includes lunch at Golden Corral following the tour. $20 per person. Register at any community center or www.deerfield-beach.com/registration.

Yuletide Parade and Celebration

Thursday, Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m.

City of Pompano Beach

2400 E. Atlantic Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Parade route starts at Riverside Drive and heads west on Atlantic Blvd. to McNab Park. Dazzling floats, marching bands, dancers, fire clowns, amazing entertainment, and Santa Claus himself! Events in the park include tree lighting, fireworks, children’s activities, entertainment and more. Call 954-786-4111.

Save the Date:

Ocean Way Holiday Celebration

Dec. 5, 5 to 9 p.m.

Deerfield Beach Pier

Snow showers, Activities for kids, photos with Santa, holiday treats, vendors, and more.

Santa’s Switchboard

Wednesday, Dec. 9 and Thursday Dec. 10

Free. Jolly Old St. Nick will be making personal phone calls to children in Pompano Beach between 4 and 7 p.m. Santa speaks English, Spanish and Creole! Sign up in advance at www.pompanobeachfl.gov under “Events”, or visit the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center at 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano, Beach, FL, 33060, to fill out a form.

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