HAPPENINGS & MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

Posted on 26 May 2016 by LeslieM

Family Fun Day: Rockstar Day

Saturday, May 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pompano Citi Centre

1955 N. Federal Hwy.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Plenty of family fun with performances, dress like a rock star station, video games, arts and crafts, $1 carousel rides and much more. Free. Call 954-943-4693 or visit www.pompanociticentre.com for more information.

Tuesday Night Beach Dance

Tuesday, May 31, 7 to 9 p.m.

Main Beach Parking Lot

149 SE 21 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Total Recall will be performing for your entertainment and dancing pleasure. Wear your dancing shoes and bring your beach chair for a fun evening under the stars. Free. Call 954-480-4429 for information.

Splash Adventure

Thursday June 2, 9:30 a.m. to 5:20 p.m.

Quiet Waters Park

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

All ages. $5.25 plus tax/person per session. The park’s regular gate entrance fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free) will be in effect. Coolers are now permitted in the aquatics area. Food and drinks available for purchase. No glass containers or alcoholic beverages permitted. For more information, contact the park office at 954-357-5100.

Food Truck Invasion

Thursday, June 2, 5 to 10 p.m.

Quiet Waters Park

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Bring the whole family to the park and dine under the open sky. Food trucks with a wide variety of selections. For information, visit www.foodtruckinvasion.com or call 954-357-5100.

Worth the Drive!: Ft. Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show

Friday, May 27, 4 to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 28 & Sunday May 29, noon to 9:30 p.m.

Monday, May 30, Noon to 7:30 p.m.

Broward County Convention Center

1950 Eisenhower Blvd.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

An amazing marketplace of home renovation and design products, featuring celebrity designers, landscape designers, artists and chefs. Home improvement products from the smallest to the largest. Admission: $10 adults, $1 children under 11. Visit www.homeshows.net.

Free weekly naturalist-led tours

Thursdays every week, 10 a.m. Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Meet at Harbin Butterfly & Bird Sanctuary, adjacent to Ski Rixen.

Third Friday every month, 10 a.m., Military Trail Natural Area, 4600 NW 9 Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. For information, call Quiet Waters Park at 954-357-5100.

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

DEERFIELD

Commemorative Ceremony

Sunday, May 29, noon to 2 p.m.

Historic Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The Deerfield Beach Historical Society and local veterans groups will honor members of the military who lost their lives in service to our country. The ceremony will include the presentation of the colors, an invocation, singing of the national anthem, a 21-gun salute, a concert of patriotic music, and commemorations by local public officials and citizens. Free. Picnic-style food available for purchase. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on the lawn. Park within walking distance at the Post Office, Deerfield Beach Woman’s Club Building or City Hall. Call 954-428-0378 for information, or e-mail elilly707@aol.com.

Pier Ceremony

Monday, May 30, 11 a.m.

Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier

200 NE 21 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The City of Deerfield Beach and the American Legion will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony on the fishing pier. This year, a plaque will be dedicated to Specialist Daniel Courtney Lawson, a graduate of Deerfield Beach High School, who lost his life during deployment in Afghanistan in 2009. Parking at Main Beach Parking Lot, 149 SE 21 Ave. Reserved seating available for veterans, call 954-480-4429.

Note: City Hall closed for Memorial Day.

POMPANO

Commemorative Ceremony

Monday, May 30

9 a.m.

Westview Cemetery

NW 18 Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33069

11 a.m.

Pompano Beach Cemetery

400 SE 23 Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Both ceremonies in Pompano Beach are conducted by the American Legion Post 142.

BOCA RATON

Commemorative Ceremony

Monday, May 30, 9 a.m.

Boca Raton Municipal Cemetery

451 SW 4 Ave.

Boca Raton, FL 33432

Laying of wreath and ceremony to honor those who gave their lives.

Memorial Day Concert

Monday, May 30, 7 p.m.

Mizner Park Amphitheatre

590 Plaza Real

Boca Raton, FL 33432

New Gardens Band, Inc presents Indian River Pops Orchestra in “An American Tribute,” featuring the Robert Sharon Chorale. Full concert band will play patriotic music under the direction of Dwight Robert Roadman. Free. Call 561-393-7995 for information.

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HAPPENINGS AND SUMMER CAMPS

Posted on 19 May 2016 by LeslieM

Girls Night Out

Thursday, May 19, 6 to 9 p.m.

Pompano Citi Centre

1955 S. Federal Hwy.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Come with your girlfriends and be pampered with makeup tutorials, hairstyling, nail care and more. Purchase tickets for $12 per person at www.pompanocitycentre.com.

Showcase of the Arts

Thursday, May 19, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

NE Focal Point Senior Center

227 NW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

View and purchase painting, woodcarvings, ceramics, arts and crafts created by the center’s instructors and participants, along with a display of preschool and senior art. Call 954-480-4447 for information.

Movies on the Lawn: Norm of the North

Friday, May 20, 8 p.m.

Great Lawn

90 N. Pompano Beach Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Bring your family, lawn chairs and blankets, and a picnic, and enjoy a great family movie under the stars. For information, call 954-786-4111 or visit www.pompanobeachfl.gov.

Especially for Kids Family Event

Saturday, May 21, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Sugar Sand Park

300 S. Military Tr.

Boca Raton, FL 33486

Special event for kids with special needs and their families. Includes after-hours access to the Science Explorium, carousel rides, including wheelchair accommodation and sound modifications, arts and crafts, photos, dance room, quiet room, and more. Free. Pre-registration is required at least one day prior for all family members attending. Register in person at Community Center, online at www.sugarsandpark.org/especially-for-kids, or call 561-347-3900.

Town Hall with Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed

Monday, May 23, 6 to 8 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

Johnny Tigner Community Center

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

District 92 Representative to the Florida House, Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed, will hold a community open house. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call 954-786-4848.

Annual Small Business Person of the Year Luncheon

Tuesday, May 25, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Signature Grand Hotel

6400 State Rd. 84

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33317

The Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce will honor a member of the small business community. Colin Brown, CEO of JM Families, is the keynote speaker. $60 per person through May 20; $60 after. Register at www.deerfieldchamber.com.

8th Annual Congemi Beach Tennis World Cup

Friday, May 20: Mens and Womens Open Singles, Over 40 Doubles, 2 Georges Welcome Players Party

Saturday, May 21: Mens and Womens Open, A and Beginner Doubles, JB’s Players Party

Sunday, May 22: Mixed Doubles Open and A, Junior Division, Farewell Party

Top beach tennis athletes from around the world meet on the beach in Deerfield to compete for the $5,000 first prize. Pre-register at www.beach-tennis.us.

Summer camps

Deerfield Beach

City-sponsored camps Summer day camps for all ages will be running from June 13 through August 5.

Camps for children 6 to 12 will be available at Deerfield Beach Middle School, 701 SE 6 Ave.; Quiet Waters Elementary, 4150 W. Hillsboro Blvd.; Highlands Park, 511 NE 44 St., and Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex, 445 SW 2 St. Specialty camps include: Teen Camp, Drama Camp, Junior Lifeguards Camp and Sports Camp.

For more information regarding registration fees, locations and dates, please go to www.deerfield-beach.com/summercamp. You can register now at www.deerfield-beach.com/registration or visit any of our community centers.

NE Focal Point Summer Fun Zone Program, 227 NW 2 St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Summer program for ages 2 to 5 starts June 13, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Swimming, arts and crafts, music and movement, computer lab, intergenerational activities and more. Early learning and school readiness vouchers accepted.

Island Water Sports Surf Camp, 1987 NE 2 St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Island Water Sports will hold day camps next to the pier for ages 6 to 13 running weekdays June 13 through Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aftercare available. Daily $99 or weekly $299. Call 954-281-2797 or visit www.IslandCamps.com.

Lighthouse Point

Numerous events and programs, including Youth Sailing Program, Soccer Camp and field trips. Download a full brochure from www.city.lighthousepoint.com/recreation.Call 954-784-3439 for information.

Summer Recreation Programs – Entering Grades 1 through 8: Lighthouse Point Resident Registration: City Clerk’s Office, located at 2200 NE 38 St., Lighthouse Point, FL 33064. Cash or check only. Summer Program will run: June 15 through July 29.

Summer Youth Sailing Program – Entering Grades 4 through 8: Lighthouse Point Resident Registration: City Clerk’s Office, located at 2200 NE 38 St., Lighthouse Point, FL 33064. Cash or check only. Sailing Program will run: June 20 through July 27, Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m.

Boca Raton

Sugar Sand Park

300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33486

Full and half-day programs available for ages 5 to 16 run weekly June 5 through Aug. 12. Variety of camp themes include spy camp, music, theatre and dance, Lego robotics, cheerleading, science, fitness, art, filmmaking and more. New camps this year include Advanced Filmmaking, Drama Kids and Painting, Printing, Collage and Drawing Fun. Afterhours programs that run until 5:30 p.m. are also available.

Registration is open now at the Sugar Sand Park Community Center, online at www.SugarSandPark.org, or call 561-347-3900 for more information.

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Posted on 12 May 2016 by LeslieM

Friends of the Deerfield Beach Arboretum

Thursday, May 12, 7 p.m.

Deerfield Beach Arboretum

2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Rose Bechard-Butman, the Naturescape Coordination and Natural Resource Specialist for Broward County, will teach residents how to create a landscape that conserves water, reduces pollution and adds property value. Free. Refreshments available. Last meeting until September 2016. For information, call 954-480-4495.

2nd Annual BSO Golf Tournament

Saturday, May 14, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Crystal Lake Country Club

3810 Crystal Lake Drive

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

All proceeds benefit the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County Fallen Heroes Fund, to assist the families of officers who die in the line of duty. Register at www.deerfield-beach.com/golftournament or call 954-480-4429.

Hillsboro Lighthouse Tour

Saturday May 14, hourly 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sands Harbor Dock

125 N. Riverside Dr.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

$25; free to HLPS members. Transportation is by boat. Must wear flat, closed shoes. Children must be 4 ft. tall to climb the tower. No pets. Visit www.hillsborolighthouse.org/tours.

Worth the Drive! Art Show: Lori Pratico

Saturday, May 14, 6 p.m.

Gallery 2014

2014 Harrison St.

Hollywood, FL 33020

Deerfield Beach-based artist Lori Pratico, widely recognized for her nationwide mural project “Girl Noticed,” will be the featured artist at Gallery 2014 with her show “Learning to Dance.” The public is welcome to attend the opening reception. Free. Call 954-505-3291 or visit www.gallery2014.com.

Farm Heritage Day

Sunday, May 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sample-McDougald House

450 NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

This event will make you feel like you are stepping back in time when this was a farming community. This is part of the centennial celebration of the historic home. There will be classic cars and tractors, a blacksmith to talk about the trade, live entertainment, food and so much more. $5 per person. For information and tickets, visit www.SampleMcDougaldHouse.com or call 754-307-5446.

Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, May 15, 9 a.m. to noon

Pompano Elks Lodge

700 NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

A delicious pancake breakfast hosted by Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES, Drove 152. $5 adults, $2.50 children. Open to the public. Call 954-255-3130 for information.

BSO Community Hero Night

Monday, May 16, 5 to 8 p.m.

Chick-Fil-A

3648 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Kids, dress up as your favorite superhero and come meet the real BSO heroes who serve our community! Kids dressed in costume get a free 4-piece Nuggets Kids Meal. Call 954-570-0404 for information.

Broward Nature Book Club: The Old Man and the Sea

Wednesday, May 18, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Deerfield Island Park

Shuttle boat: Pioneer Park Dock

217 NE 5 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The Broward Nature Book Club meets monthly at nature sites for a 60-minute book discussion, followed by a 30-minute light hike led by a Parks naturalist. This month, the great Hemingway classic is up for discussion. Free. RSVP to NaturalAreas@Broward.org or call 954-357-5100.

History at High Noon: Author Susan Gillis

Wednesday, May 18, Noon to 1 p.m.

City Commission Chambers

150 NE 2 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Susan Gillis, Curator and Archivist, Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum, will discuss her new book, Palm Beach County During World War II, a pictorial history of our area during World War II. Free; donations accepted. Light refreshments. Call 954-428-0378 for information.

Save the Date! 8th Annual Congemi Beach Tennis World Cup

Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22

Top beach tennis athletes from around the world meet on the beach in Deerfield to compete for the $5,000 first prize.There will not only be plenty of tennis weekend-long but a Havana Nights Welcome Party at 2 Georges at The Cove on Friday. Don’t miss the awards presentation and JB’s Players Party on Saturday, and Flanigans Beach Bash on Sunday. Pre-register at www.beachtennis.us.

Save the date! Miami Marlins Baseball Event

Tuesday, June 21

Tickets must be purchased by May 13

Herb Skolnick Community Center

800 SW 36 Ave.

Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Come see the Miami Marlins v. Atlanta Braves game. $50 per person includes BBQ, home plate seating and transportation to and from game. All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Handicapped accessible. Tickets available at the community center. For more information, call 954-786-4590.

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Posted on 05 May 2016 by LeslieM

Cinco de Mayo Fest

Thursday, May 5, 11 a.m. to closing

Tijuana Taxi Co.

1015 S. Federal Hwy.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Enjoy authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine and signature Cuervo Margaritas, frosty Corona beers, tequila, prizes and giveaways, T-shirts, beads and sombreros. Balloon artists from 5 to 8 p.m. Family friendly fun!

Art in the House: Lee Krull

Thursday, May 5, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Sample-McDougald House

450 NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Works in oil and watercolor by local artist Lee Krull, whose imagery features Florida’s unique wildlife, culture and seashore. Works on display through May. $5 per person admission. Refreshments. For information, call 754-307-5446 or visit www.samplemcdougaldhouse.com.

The Ultimate Music Game Show

Friday, May 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

NE Focal Point Senior Center

227 NW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Games include “Name That Tune”, Snippets of Stories with Trivia Questions and “Let’s Make a Deal” in a Bingo style format. Prizes. Call 954-480-4460.

BSO Adopt with a Cop

Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pioneer Park

217 NE 5 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Affectionate dogs and cuddly cats will be seeking their fur-ever homes at this adoption event sponsored by the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Broward County Animal Care. Adoption fees waived. All pets come with vaccinations, microchip and Broward County Registration tag. For information, email animalcare@broward.org or call 954-359-1010.

Hometown Authors Forum

Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lighthouse Point Library

2200 NE 38 St.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

The Friends of the Library will host three local authors in a moderated panel discussion, Q & A, raffle and a chance to meet the authors. Books available for purchase and signing. Meet Nina Romano, Dr. Andrea Corn and T. Mara Jerabek. Call 954-785-0042 for information.

Concert and Food Trucks in the Park

Saturday, May 7, 6 to 10 p.m.

Frank McDonough Park

3500 NE 27 Ave.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Food trucks and concert featuring Turnstiles, the Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Band. Call the Recreation Department for additional information, 954-784-3439.

Blanche Ely High School Alumni Dinner & Dance

Saturday, May 7, 7 to 11 p.m.

Embassy Suites Hotel

950 S. Ocean Dr.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Dining and dancing with music by DJ Kenny G. $65 per person. Proceeds benefits the high school. Call Ann at 786-348-9668 for tickets or information.

Guided Tour and Car Wash

Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Historic Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Guided tours of the Historic Butler House. Car wash to benefit the Deerfield Beach High School Junior Historical Society.

Indie Craft Swell

Saturday, May 7, 4 to 10 p.m.

Island Water Sports

1985 NE 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Local handmade arts and crafts, food trucks, craft beer sampling, raffles and giveaways. All proceeds benefit The Fruitful Field. Contact tina@islandwatersports.com for information, or visit www.islandwatersports.com.

Mother’s Day Dance

Sunday, May 8, 2 to 5 p.m.

Star Ballroom

2309 E. Atlantic Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Bring your mother, friends, or sweetheart, for a special afternoon of dancing and refreshments. $15 per person or $25 for two. Proceeds benefit NE Focal Point CASA. Call 954-782-7760 for information.

Woman’s Club meeting

Tuesday, May 10, 1 p.m.

Deerfield Beach Woman’s Club

910 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Guests welcome. Light refreshments provided. Speaker Katharine J. Hendrickson, a Broward County Parks Naturalist, will speak on the history of Deerfield Island Park, formerly known as Capone Island. For more information, call 954-421-4700 or visit dbwc.org.

Save the Date!

Sample-McDougald House turns 100

Events at: 450 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Centennial: Saturday, May 14, 4 to 10 p.m.Food, entertainment, barbecue, music, exhibits and more. $100 per person.

Farm Heritage Day: Sunday, May 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Antique tractors and a look at the agricultural history of our area. Food and entertainment. $5 per person. For information and tickets, call 754-307-5446 or visit www.SampleMcDougaldHouse.com.

Worth the Drive!

Ft. Lauderdale Air Show

Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8

Show open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Flight shows 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Along Ft. Lauderdale’s public beach

Bring your lawn chairs and sunscreen to this beloved family event. Food, beverages, exhibits and the dramatic flights of the USAF Thunderbirds, F-35 and F-18, as well as aerial teams from Canada and France. Ticket prices vary; visit www.fortlauderdaleairshow.com to purchase and for detailed information and schedules.

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Posted on 28 April 2016 by LeslieM

Dining Out for Life

Thursday, April 28, 5 p.m. to closing

Tijuana Taxi Co.

1015 S. Federal Highway

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Tijuana Taxi Co. will donate 25 percent of all food sales after 5 p.m. to Broward House, which has been helping Broward residents impacted by HIV/AIDS for 28 years. Enjoy a delicious meal while supporting a great cause! Call 954-708-2775 for information.

Spaghetti Dinner

Friday, April 29, noon to 7 p.m.

First Zion Missionary Baptist Church

125 SW 1 Ct.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and soda. Donation: $5 per person/$15 per family of 6. Each additional person: $2. For information, call Lorrine Cummings, 954-421-0592.

Spring Yard Sale

Saturday April 30, 8 a.m. to noon

St. Peter’s Anglican Church

1416 SE 2 Terr.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Air-conditioned indoor yard sale! Great variety of items priced to sell. Rain or shine event. Call 954-695-0336 for information.

10th Annual Fiesta De Shred

Saturday, April 30

Registration, 8 a.m.

Contest, 9 a.m., schedule determined by conditions

Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier

200 NE 21 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33073

Island Water Sports’ 10th annual Fiesta De Shred brings together skimmers and surfers for a sombrero slinging showdown. All proceeds benefit the Kiwanis scholarship fund to send at risk youth to Surf Camp. Early registration: $25 for surf and skim; $50 Pro skim division; $10 ea. additional division. At the event: $35 for surf and skim; $60 Pro skim division. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fiesta-de-shred-esa-south-florida-tickets-15751834160. For information, e-mail linsey@islandwatersports.com.

Tour the Historic Butler House

Saturday, April 30, 10 to 2 p.m.

Historic Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Learn about the heritage of Deerfield Beach’s farming pioneers, including the Butlers. Donations welcome.

9th Annual PigOut ‘n Deerfield Beach

Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Quiet Waters Park, Shelter #10

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Prepare to Pig Out! Deerfield’s annual BBQ competition features both professional and backyard cooks, SingOut@PigOut singing contest, live music, Wyatt Earp Wild West Show, Kid’s Corner activities, vendors for food and drink. Everyone can sample the contestant’s entries and vote for the People’s Choice! $15 per person, or 4 for $40. Visit www.deerfieldchamber.com.

Animal Adopt-a-Thon

Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Lighthouse Point

2016 NE 36 St.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Adorable dogs and snuggly cats are looking for fur-ever homes where they can be safe and loved. Pet adoptions from Forever Family, Little Paws of Love and Everglades Angels. Raffles and refreshments. Call 754-205-6150 for information.

Chili Cook Off and Tennis Round Robin

Saturday, April 30, 1:30 to 6 p.m.

Frank McDonough Park

3500 NE 27 Ave.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Trinity Church event to benefit Youth Sports and LHP Tennis Center. Tennis check-in at 1:30 p.m., matches 2 to 4 p.m., $20 per person. Juniors 4 to 5 p.m., $10 per person. Chili cook-off from 3 to 6 p.m. $5 tastings, includes drink and cornbread. Call 954-556-0542 for information.

Camping Special at Quiet Waters

Sunday, May 1 through Monday, Oct. 31

Quiet Waters Park

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

The Escape Special is $25 per night Sunday through Thursday. The Family Fun Package offers $50 sites for Friday and Saturday. Campers are eligible for $7 all-day admissions to Splash Adventure; 20 percent off Ski Rixen USA passes or group lessons; 20 percent off bike rentals and 10 percent off all merchandise (excluding food) at Bike America. Two campsites with teepees and 25 sites with platform tents. Each site has running water, fire ring, picnic table, grill and electricity. Restrooms and shower facilities throughout campground. No RVs. Call 954-357-5100.

Deerfield Farmers Market

Sunday, May 1, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pioneer Park

NE 5 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free. Buy your week’s worth of healthy food direct from the folks who grow and make it. Farm delivered produce, homemade pickles, jellies and treats, fine handmade soaps and much more.

Highlands Community Meeting

Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m.

Highlands Park

1650 NE 50 Ct.

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Mayor Lamar Fisher will discuss new developments and upcoming improvements in Pompano, and answer residents’ questions. For more information, visit www.pghighlands.org.

Worth the Drive!:21st Las Olas Wine and Food Festival

Friday, April 29, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Las Olas Boulevard, between SE 6 Avenue

and SE 11 Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The Las Olas Wine and Food Festival benefits the American Lung Association. Live music, culinary and mixology demonstrations, cooking competitions, private VIP lounges and MYO cocktail experiences, interactive retail displays and more. Get your taste buds ready! Tickets $100 per person; $150 VIP. Visit http://lasolaswff.com.

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Posted on 21 April 2016 by LeslieM

Food Truck Invasion

Thursday, April 21, 5 to 10 p.m.

Quiet Waters Park

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Food trucks with a wide variety of selections. For information, visit www.foodtruckinvasion.com or call 954-357-5100.

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24

Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Atlantic Boulevard at the beach

Great food, live music on three stages, 160 arts and crafts booths, two food courts offering both seafood and non-seafood items. Tickets at the door or online. Admission is $10 on Friday, $15 on Saturday and Sunday. Children12 and under free. A free trolley service runs on Atlantic Boulevard. Visit www.pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com or call 954-570-7785.

Tour the Historic Butler House

Saturday, April 23, 10 to 2 p.m.

Historic Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Learn about the heritage of Deerfield Beach’s farming pioneers, including the Butlers. Donations welcome.

BSO Motorcycle Rodeo

Saturday, April 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pompano Citi Centre Mall

1955 N. Federal Hwy.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Twenty local law enforcement agencies will take part in challenging motorcycle courses. Family activities, food vendors and fun. Free. For more information, visit www.southeastpolice.com or call 954-288-7201.

Pancake and Matzo Brie Breakfast

Saturday, April 23, 8 to 11 a.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Kiwanis West fundraiser breakfast offers pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee, and, this time, Matzo Brie for our Jewish friends who are celebrating Passover. $10 for adults; $5 for children 3-12 years. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Literacy Program and high school scholarships. For information, or to purchase tickets, contact Jan at 954-805-5068 or Velemina at 954-600-2159.

Spring Yard Sale

Saturday, April 23 and Saturday April 30

8 a.m. to noon

St. Peter’s Anglican Church

1416 SE 2 Terr.

Deerfield Beach, Fl 33441

Air-conditioned indoor yard sale! Great variety of items priced to sell. Rain or shine event. Call 954-695-0336 for information.

114th Anniversary of the First Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Sunday, April 24, 11 a.m.

First Zion Missionary Baptist Church

125 SW 1 Ct.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Come and celebrate. Guest speaker Minister Ernest Gonder. Reverend Theodus T. Tines II presiding. Call 954-428-1550 for more information.

Deerfield Farmers Market plus Garage Sale

Sunday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pioneer Park

NE 5 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free. Farmers Market has farm fresh produce, honey, pickles, jellies and more. Garage sale may have that rare item you’ve been seeking! Vendor spaces cost $20.

Junior Bass Fishing Tournament

Sunday, April 24, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Quiet Waters Park

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Ages 12 to 17. Participants must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older. The angler making the most points in tournament wins the title of Junior Bass Angler of the Year. $85 per person tournament fee. The park’s entrance fee of $1.50 per person (children 5 and under free) will be in effect. For information, call Bob Newland at 954-214-8771.

Mardi Gras Casino trip

Tuesday, April 26, 10 a.m. departure time

St. Ambrose Catholic Church

380 S. Federal Hwy.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

St. Ambrose Men’s Club trip to the Mardi Gras Casino. Bus transportation provided. Must have a Mardi Gras Casino Player’s Card, driver’s license or passport. $15 per person includes bus, $5 free play and $3 food coupon. Call Jerry Mann, 954-856-6062.

Democratic Club Meeting with Sheriff Scott Israel

Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

1801 NE 6 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel will talk about the use of body cameras by law enforcement agencies, now coming into effect at the BSO. Free, open to public. Refreshments. Call 954-783-8232.

Save the Date: Spaghetti Dinner

Friday, April 29, noon to 7 p.m.

First Zion Missionary Baptist Church

125 SW 1 Ct.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and soda. Donation: $5 per person/$15 per family of 6. Each additional person $2. For information, call Lorrine Cummings, 954-421-0592.

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Posted on 14 April 2016 by LeslieM

Everything must go!

313 SE 15th Terr.

Deerfield Beach. (Cove Shopping Ctr.)

Thurs., Apr. 14-Sat. Apr. 16, 9 am to 3 pm.

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Food Distribution

Friday, April 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

House of God

600 NW 18 Ave.

Pompano Beach, FL 33069

State representative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed, Farm Share Inc. and the City of Pompano Beach have teamed up to offer this event. Items include fresh produce and fruits, as well as baked goods, and other items. Open to the public, bring your own bags. For more information, call 954-786-4848.

Movies on the Lawn: The Good Dinosaur (in 3-D)

Friday, April 15, 8 p.m.

Great Lawn

90 N. Pompano Beach Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic!

Arboretum Plant Sale

Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Deerfield Beach Arboretum

2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Shop for a wide range of beautiful plants!

Festivus Fitness Games

Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Crossfit Barracuda

740 S. Deerfield Beach Ave., #7

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Fourth annual Festivus Games Fitness Competition for beginner, intermediate and master athletes. Water provided; food vendors. Spectators free; $75 to compete. Register at www.festivusgames.com/register/537.

Tour the Historic Butler House

Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Historic Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Learn about the heritage of Deerfield Beach’s farming pioneers, including the Butlers. Donations welcome.

Relay for Life

Saturday, April 16 at 6 p.m. to

sunrise on Sunday, April 17

Quiet Waters Park

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

This beloved annual event honors cancer survivors, remembers those who were lost and raises money for cancer prevention and cure. Food, entertainment, vendor booths, and more. For the Survivor Dinner, call Anais Vu at 954-200-7533. For event registration and information, visit www.relayforlife.org/dblpfl, or contact Event Co-Chairs Karen Hardy at karengle@yahoo.com or Kenny Brighton at kennyjbrighton@gmail.com.

Beach Tennis Tournament

Sunday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

South of Pompano Beach Pier (South side)

222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Categories include Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Singles. RSVP online by Thursday, April 14 at www.beachtennis.us.

History at High Noon

Wednesday, April 20, Noon to 1 p.m.

Deerfield Beach City Commission Chambers

150 NE 2 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Presenter Derek T. Davis, Curator of the Old Dillard Museum, will the share a PowerPoint presentation. Donations welcome.

Save the Date! Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24

Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Atlantic Boulevard & Pompano beach

Great food, live music on three stages, 160 arts and crafts booths, two food courts offering both seafood and non-seafood items. Tickets at the door or online. Admission is $10 on Friday, $15 on Saturday and Sunday. Children12 and under free. A free trolley service runs on Atlantic Boulevard. Visit www.pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com or call 954-570-7785.

9th Annual Pig Out ‘n Deerfield Beach

Saturday, Apr. 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Quiet Waters Park, Shelter #10

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Prepare to Pig Out! Deerfield’s annual BBQ competition features both professional and backyard cooks, SingOut@PigOut singing contest, live music, Wyatt Earp Wild West Show, Kid’s Corner activities, vendors for food and drink. Everyone can sample the contestant’s entries and vote for the People’s Choice! $15 per person, or 4 for $40. Visit www.deerfieldchamber.com.

Worth the Drive: 37th Annual Hatsume Fair

Saturday, April 16 to Sunday, April 17

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

4000 Morikami Park Rd.

Delray Beach, FL 33446

Three stages of continuous entertainment, rows of artisans and vendors, a Japanese food market, specialty sake and beer selections and so much more! $15 for adults (ages 11+) and $10 for children (ages 4-10). Discounted tickets and 2-day passes available online. Museum members and children 3 and under free. For information and tickets visit www.morikami.org/hatsume or call 561-495-0233.

Tortuga Music Festival

Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17

Friday, 1 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Ft. Lauderdale Beach Park

1100 Seabreeze Blvd.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

Superstar headliners include Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, as well as dozens of other artists including Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2015 and rising star Kelsea Ballerini. This oceanfront event includes sun, songs, and sand, as well as an exclusive viewing deck with a pool for VIP attendees. Tickets are now available at www.tortugamusicfestival.com.

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Food Truck Invasion

Thursday, April 7, 5 to 10 p.m.

Quiet Waters Park

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

For more information, call the park at 954-357-5100 or visit www.FoodTruckInvasion.com.

4th Annual Pineapple Jamboree

Friday, April 8, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sample McDougald House

450 NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Live music, open pit fires for roasting pineapples and marshmallows, and a variety of everything pineapple – drinks, desserts, Jello shots and more. Hosted by Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce. $35. Visit www.pompanobeachchamber.com.

Aaron Neville in concert at The Amp

Friday, April 8, 6:40 p.m.

Pompano Beach Amphitheatre

1801 NE 6 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Aaron Neville with The Funky Meters and Spred the Dub. Tickets: $45 to $75 at www.ticketmaster.com. More information: www.pompanobeacharts.org.

Hillsboro Lighthouse Tour

Saturday April 9, hourly 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sands Harbor Dock

125 N. Riverside Dr.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Celebrate the State of Florida Lighthouse Day. Transportation is by boat. Must wear flat, closed shoes. Children must be 4 ft. tall to climb the tower. No pets. $25; free to HLPS members. For more info., visit www.hillsborolighthouse.org/tours.

Toyota Pet Adoption Event

Toyota of Deerfield Beach

Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1441 S. Federal Hwy.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Organized by Will’s Way, Inc. Call 877-585-7402 for information.

Tour the Historic Butler House

Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Historic Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Learn about the heritage of Deerfield Beach’s farming pioneers, including the Butlers. Donations welcome.

Health Fair for All Ages

Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Paul United Methodist Church

244 SE 2 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Many services available, including blood pressure checks, cholesterol, HIV test, diabetes test, education, and information on Cancer, nutrition and other health issues. Fun and games for children, plus healthy snacks for all. Call 954-0427-9407 for information.

Deerfield Farmers Market and Garage Sale

Sunday, April 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pioneer Park

217 NE 5 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Locally grown produce, homemade pickles, jellies and treats, fine handmade soaps and more. Vendor spaces cost $20, call 954-429-0378.

Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, April 10, 9 a.m. to noon

Elks Lodge

700 NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Open to the public. Hosted by the Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does. Adults $5, children $2.50. For information, call 954-255-3130

Travel Club: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sunday, April 10, bus departs at 12:30 p.m.

from Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The Deerfield Parks & Recreation Dept. invites everyone to visit the Broward Center for the Performing Arts production of Shakespeare’s play as imagined by the Miami City Ballet. Tickets are limited. $61. Register at any community center or visit www.deerfield-beach.com/registration. Call 954-480-4481 for information.

5th Annual Concert for a Cure

Sunday, April 10, 2 to 6 p.m.

Historic Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Steve Minotti & Friends, the Deerfield Kiwanis Club and Everything Deerfield Beach are holding a concert to benefit Relay for Life of Deerfield Beach, Lighthouse Point and Hillsboro Beach. $10 donation. Cash bar. For information, call 954-592-3150 or e-mail teagen@everythingdeerfieldbeach.com.

Pompano Beach Garden Club

Monday, April 11, 12:30 p.m.

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

1801 NE 6 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Horticulturist Wade Matz presents “1000s of Unusual Plants.” Open to the public. Refreshments served. Call Jan for more information, 954-943-0029

16th Annual Cuisine of the Region

Wednesday, April 13, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Hillsboro Club

901 Hillsboro Mile (A1A)

Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062

Entrees, desserts and wines from local restaurants; silent and live auction items. Benefits NE Focal Point. $60 per person in advance; $75 at door. Call 954-480-4460 or email rwilliams@deerfield-beach.com for information.

Save the Date: Relay for Life

Saturday, April 16 at 6 p.m. to sunrise on Sunday, April 17

Quiet Waters Park

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

This beloved annual event honors Cancer survivors, remembers those who were lost, and raises money for cancer prevention and cure. Food, entertainment, vendor booths and more. For the Survivor Dinner, call Anais Vu at 954-200-7533. For event registration and information, visit www.relayforlife.org/dblpfl, or contact Event Co-Chairs Karen Hardy at karengle@yahoo.com or Kenny Brighton at kennyjbrighton@gmail.com.

Festivus Fitness Games

Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Crossfit Barracuda

740 S. Deerfield Beach Ave., #7

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Fourth annual Festivus Games Fitness Competition for beginner, intermediate and master athletes. Water provided; food vendors. Spectators free; $75 to compete. Register at www.festivusgames.com/register/537.

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STEM Education Event

Thursday, March 31, 5 to 7 p.m.

Park Ridge Elementary School

5200 NE 9 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33064

Interactive STEM exploration stations with hands-on challenges, including creating a wind-powered car, building a freestanding tower and writing code for a digital game. For more information, call 240-662-2661 or shawnee_cohn@discovery.com.

9th Annual Surfers for Autism Festival

Concert: Friday April 1, 5 to 9 p.m.

Festival: Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Paddleboard: Sunday, April 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On the beach in Deerfield Beach, FL, 33441

Events especially designed for kids with Autism, as well as activities, music, food trucks and fun for the entire family. Musical acts include Buddy Sparrow, The Resolvers, Islanders All and more. To register kids for surfing or paddleboarding, visit www.surfersforautism.org.

Bird Walk

Saturday, April 2, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Deerfield Island Park

Meet at Pioneer Park dock

217 NE 5 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Meet at Pioneer Park dock by 8 a.m. to catch the boat shuttle. Tour space is limited and preregistration is required. Sturdy shoes and binoculars recommended. Free. Ages 8 and up. For more information, call Quiet Waters Park at 954-357-5100.

CrawDebauchery Food

and Music Festival

Saturday, April 2 to Sunday, April 3

11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily

Pompano Beach Amphitheater Field

1806 NE 6 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

New Orleans food festival, music, entertainment, crawdad boil and much more. Tickets from $25 to $125 are on sale now and can be purchased at www.CrawDebauchery.com.

Palmview Elementary Spring Yard Sale

Saturday, April 2, 7 a .m. to noon.

Palmview Elementary School

2601 NE 1 Ave.

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Need to sell something? Looking for that special item? Now’s your chance! Vendor space is $25. Contact Mrs. Reid at 754-322-7600.

Survivor Island

Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. to noon

Deerfield Island Park

Meet at Pioneer Park Dock

217 NE 5 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Ages 8 and up. Could you survive on a tropical island, start a fire or make drinking water from sea water? Come learn basic survival skills with naturalists! Closed shoes only. Transport boat departs Pioneer Park at 9 a.m. $8 per person. Register at 954-357-5100 or www.webtrac.broward.org.

Model Railroad Swap Meet and Flea Market

Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreation Center

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Model Trains, track, books and memorabilia. Donation: $2 Adults, $1 Children. For information, call 561-441-6952.

Car Wash

Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Trinity United Methodist Church

3901 NE 22 Ave.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Car wash to benefit youth summer camp trip. Money will help cover costs and scholarships. Visit www.trinitychurchlhp.com for more information.

Cornerstone Park Ribbon Cutting & BBQ

Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m.

Cornerstone Park

1420 SE 3 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The City of Deerfield Beach invites you to join in the opening of a new park. The Broward Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a BBQ. Refreshments include ice cream for children. Call 954-480-4426 for additional details.

Tour the Historic Butler House

Saturday, Apr. 2, 10 to 2 p.m.

Historic Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Donations welcome. Learn about the heritage of Deerfield Beach’s farming pioneers, including the Butlers.

Portrait of a Bride: The Evolving Silhouette

Saturday, April 2, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sample-McDougald House

450 NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The Lighthouse Point Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presents a display of historic, vintage and antique wedding gowns. Buffet luncheon, tour of house and Speaker Leigh Ann Brown. $40 per person to benefit scholarship fund. RSVP to embrauer@bellsouth.net or 754-224-9447.

The Holocaust Survivor Band

Sunday, April 3, 2 p.m.

Temple Beth Israel

201 S. Military Tr.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Saul Dreier and Reuben Sosnowicz started this group out of nostalgia for the tunes of their youth, and have toured America with their music, including playing at The Kennedy Center. Tickets $18, available 9 a.m. to noon at Temple Beth Israel, or mail check to address above. For information, call 954-421-7060.

5th Annual Concert for a Cure

Sunday, April 10, 2 to 6 p.m.

Historic Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Steve Minotti & Friends, the Deerfield Kiwanis Club and Everything Deerfield Beach are holding a concert to benefit Relay for Life of Deerfield Beach, Lighthouse Point and Hillsboro Beach. $10 donation. Cash bar. For information, call 954-592-3150 or email teagen@everythingdeerfieldbeach.com.

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