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Diaper drive kicks off for National Volunteer Week

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To celebrate National Volunteer Week, United Way of Palm Beach County is having a communitywide diaper drive to culminate in a volunteer project on United Way’s National Day of Action on June 21. The drive will provide local at-risk mothers with essential items to help ensure a healthy start for their newborns. “We are excited to offer this new way for the community to get involved. It’s an easy and fun way for companies to boost morale and promote their corporate responsibility, or for individuals and local groups to pitch in and know

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they’re making a difference,” said Chuck Anderson, president and CEO of United Way of Palm Beach County. “We encourage everyone to just pick up an extra item or two next time you’re out shopping — that’s all it takes to help ensure a baby born into need gets the healthy start it so deserves.” United Way encourages local businesses, condo associations and community groups

to run internal diaper drives. Participating companies include NextEra, Northern Trust, Pratt & Whitney, Health Care REIT Inc., Campus Management Corp., RSM McGladrey Inc., National Coalition of 100 Black Women, West Palm Beach Chapter, The Kolter Group LLC, WCS Lending LLC, Gulfstream (General Dynamics Company), St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church and Comerica Bank.

United Way is requesting a variety of items, including diapers and wipes, unused receiving blankets and onesies. Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies is a partner of the Diaper Drop and will assist in the distribution of donations. For more information, call 561-375-6600 or 561-375-6621, go to UnitedWayPBC.org or email DonnaPulda@UnitedWayPBC.org.

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A local nonprofit is partnering with 15 Walgreens stores for an upcoming food drive. Davie-based HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday) Outreach Center is teaming up with Walgreens stores in Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Davie, Weston, Southwest Ranches and Hollywood for its fourth annual food drive. The participating locations will accept donations of canned and nonperishable food items from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1. The food drive is timed to coincide with children being out of school during the summer and not having access to breakfast and lunch programs. “The demand is higher, but food drives tend to diminish,” said Helen Shinners, HOPE’s executive director. The first food drive four years ago started with seven stores and has grown over time, with 2012’s effort collecting more than 5,000 pounds of food. Shinners said the goal for this year’s drive is between 7,000 and 8,000 pounds of food.

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“If we can get that this year, then we can give families more. Maybe a full week and not just a couple of days,” she said. Throughout the summer, HOPE’s pantry provides food to about 100 families weekly. Shinners said the food and the center’s other social services, like counseling and afterschool care, are designed for families having problems due to lost jobs, sickness or other sudden problems. “We give handouts to people unable to make ends meet due to crisis,” Shinners said. Several types of food are in high demand for the drive, including anything with meat, like beef stew or soups. Canned fruits also are in demand, along with breakfast and snack items. “Demand has increased every year, but our capacity to help is maintained,” Shinners said. “There are only so many hours in a day. If we could be open 24 hours a day, we would be.” For participating locations, visit www.hope outreachfl.org or call 954-321-0909.

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o your children know what to do if they see another child in an emergency situation? “Emergencies can happen to anyone, anywhere — even children,” said Lon Rosen, founder of the Davie-based One Beat CPR. “Emergencies like sudden cardiac arrest or drowning may require CPR. It is extremely important for parents to teach their children that they can take action in an emergency situation and potentially save the life of their brother, sister or friend. With the proper

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education, kids can be lifesavers, too.” If a child loses consciousness or is found unresponsive, follow these steps (designed for children age 8 and older) until help arrives:

Shake and Shout Place your hands on the shoulders or arms of the unconscious child, shake him and yell his name loudly to see if he shows signs of consciousness. If the victim does not respond, proceed to the next step.

Call 911 All children should know how to dial 911. If possible, children should call 911 from a landline so their location can be identified more easily. If no landline is available, children should use a cell phone to call 911, alert a passer-by or send a friend for help.

Chest Compressions If the unconscious victim is younger than 8 years old, the attending child should press firmly with the heel of one hand in the center of the chest repeatedly until help arrives.

The attending child should position her body over the victim and keep her arm straight to leverage her body weight into the compressions. If the victim is 8 or older, two hands with interlocked fingers should be used to perform chest compressions. Again, the attending child should position his body over the victim, keep his arms straight and press firmly in the center of the chest repeatedly until help arrives. For more tips and info, go to www.onebeatcpr.com.

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Setting Limits — from TV to Texting By Sara Rivero-Conil, Psy.D.

any parents wonder how to cope with an older child’s busy digital lifestyle. With TV, tablets and mobile phones, it seems like they’re always texting, chatting on Facebook, playing games or watching videos. But it’s important for parents to be able to set limits on those activities and create time for face-to-face conversations, healthy physical exercise, reading books and magazines, or getting some quiet time without all those distractions. First of all, you need to realize that digital, mobile and social media is an important part of your child’s lifestyle. Forget about the telephone or even email — this is how the younger generation connects with each other. Taking away a child’s iPhone or tablet after a misdeed is not something to do lightly. Instead, it’s better to monitor your child’s behavior for a week or two to determine if he or she is spending too much time watching those rectangular screens. For example, many children watch far more television than the two hours a day that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for older children. Other “tweens” and teens carry their phones everywhere and send out thousands of text messages a month. That’s a serious loss of face-to-face time, not to mention the financial burdens. Other children find it hard to concentrate on homework while chatting with friends on Facebook, playing games online or downloading songs, videos or the latest mobile application. Once you have identified a problem, gather your facts and sit down with your

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Saturday, a 40 percent discount. The special includes complimentary continental breakfast and free dining and kids’ camp activities for children ages 3 to 12. (The kids’ camp is normally $95 a day.) Unlimited tennis and fitness classes for adults and kids are included, and discounts on golf and the spa are available. Visit www. thebreakers.com.

The Ritz-Carlton Two tween girls in black bikinis, one in a raspberry-colored floppy straw hat, the other in a matching hat of tangerine, giggle as they walk around the pool. The budding socialites make their way around deluxe lounge chairs and pillow-topped cushions arranged invitingly under palm trees. Pool attendants drape silky-soft cashmere colored towels over the shaded chairs. It’s the first-class service expected of the Ritz-Carlton brand. What’s unexpected is the number of kids in the family pool and hanging out at the beach. And is that little play set

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Fathers and Sons — Needing Each Other Desperately BY MARGARET SAGARESE

Shooting sprees such as the most recent Newtown, Conn., tragedy are linked to mental health issues. Consequently, our efforts to affix a spotlight to wellness are paramount. With Father’s Day approaching, it’s enlightening to illuminate the fact that fathers need their children as much as children — particularly sons — need their fathers for enhanced psychological well-being. In a recent “USA TODAY” piece, Warren Farrell, author of “Why Men Are the Way They Are,” insisted, “Guns don’t kill people — our sons do.” Did you know that of 62 mass killings over the past 30 years, 61 were committed by males? Mass murders often end in suicide. Did you know that at age 9, boys and girls are equally likely to commit suicide, but at age 14, boys are twice as likely. By 19, boys are four times as likely, and by 24, they’re more than five times as likely. What’s happening to boys to so increase their odds of psychological cliffhanging? Whether the issue is suicide, video games, family values or guns — do girls seem less vulnerable to the dark side than boys?

Becoming a man has no manual Farrell believes too many young boys grow up without male role model. Having no access to adult men causes boys to miss out on the intangible directions for the road to manhood. Why? Two reasons emerge: Single-parent homes are mostly headed by moms, and schools’ teachers are almost all female. Studies suggest that children of divorce who lack regular contact with their fathers tend to struggle

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with the five D’s: depression, drugs, drinking, discipline and delinquency. Add that they are also prone to suicide, less able to concentrate, more inclined to aggressive behavior and less empathetic. What’s brewing here is the recipe for a selfdestructive and dangerous young man. As if this weren’t bad enough, puberty brings on the challenge and desire for girls. Boys with no men to nurture them have no one to explain girls and, more important, to commiserate about broken hearts or egos. Young adolescents are terrified of rejection. Often having poor social skills and without emotional support, they resort to anger and self-loathing at not being able to compete with their rivals. Tweenagers and older adolescents turn to nonthreatening online pornography or video games for distraction, getting fantasy rewards that also stymie real-world motivation. All these experiences lead to alienation and isolation.

Fathers benefit from sons as much as sons benefit from fathers Clearly, there is research proving how children are affected negatively and positively by the relationship with their fathers. What has not been so well-known until now is how fathers are influenced by having children. Carrying a child and giving birth unleashes changing hormones in females. That’s old news. New technologies have given scientists the tools to explore how hormones affect men when they become new dads. Anthropologist Peter Gray of the University of Las Vegas penned a chapter “Babies on the Brain” from his book “Fatherhood: Evolution and Human Paternal Behavior” detailing how being able to analyze saliva had led to watching testosterone levels and other hormones before and after men become fathers. A University of Zurich Swiss study found new dads had lower testosterone levels and low scores for sensation-seeking. Men who seek high-risk activities are less inclined to do so after a child enters their life. Parenthood seems to alter their adventurous nature as if nudging them to be more careful because they now have a new responsibility to an infant. It’s time to sell that motorcycle or cancel that trip to scale a mountain. Becoming a dad changes a man, and these alterations impact a man’s psychological wellbeing and physical health as he nurtures a growing child.

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David DeGamo, a research scientist at the Oregon Social Learning Center, led an 18-month study of 230 divorced fathers of kids ages 4 to 11. Fathers who stayed involved with their children had better health, drank less and had lower substance use. Other findings suggest that fatherhood makes a man less self-centered, more giving and more outward-focused. Every time you read about better mental health, scores are always tied to positive attachments and strong relationships. Usually such relationships are attributed to romantic relationships or friendships. Now we know that fatherhood is another source of valuable emotional rapport.

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Sometimes I am an idiot. Am I ster. The “A” (for all intents wrong at times? I often make and purposes we will refer to mistakes. Do I not understand? the Adolescent as “A”) can be Perhaps I don’t understand. mysterious and interesting. I am trying to figure out why The “A” can be endearing. You this bothers me so much when I want to get a peak at them, but am told these things. Maybe she ALLYSON TOMCHIN, LCSW they scare you when you get is right — this elusive creature up close. who looks at me as if I have a third eyeball The parent on the other hand thinks growing out of my forehead. We parents he or she is the innocent victim — the spend so much time defending our position caretaker who has fed, clothed, nurtured of being stupid and unknowing during this and in some cases loaned out a uterus for wonderful phase of human development nine whole months way back when. Now that I am beginning to think (with a lot of this wonderful loving parent has become mentoring) that maybe we need to remain the “A”s doormat. Take me here; give me still and solid and allow them to move money; I am going to live like a wild animal wildly around us doing their dance of adoin my room with wet towels and food and lescence. What if we stopped defending our dirty laundry and clothes hanging out of position? my drawers. The “A” ran upstairs one day In my mind, the adolescent can be with a smile in pigtails and tie-dye socks equated to Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monand sulked down the staircase moody and

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Be still. If your “A” is being Bigfoot or Godzilla or maybe even King Kong, remain calm, and don’t engage them in the death match. Be solid and focus on breathing and speaking in a tone that is composed. That is the emotional part. The intellectual part is that your “A” may be engaging you in an unappealing manner to distance themselves from you and gain independence, which by the way, is super healthy and appropriate at this age. Give them the last word. Ever find yourself in a ridiculous circular argument with your “A” by using words like “that’s right” or “that’s what I said” or (this is the best one) “no you’re not”? I encourage you to let them have the last word. You will feel that this is a highly challenging emotional and behavioral task. Just zip up your mouth. This will reduce these really annoying arguments. Please note, this does not mean to hold back on consequences or to give in; it just means stop talking about it. The intellectual/physiologic part of this is that we have the brain functioning and develop-

ment to control our impulses while their brain, specifically the amygdala is still developing and is far from mastering the impulse of needing to have the last word. Be clear on what is important. Safety, grades, respect, attitude, cleanliness, clothing, interaction with siblings, diet and exercise, bedtime, friends… and the list of what is important goes on. Any loving parent I would guess would say all these things are important. Pick your top two, and then go down the list and prioritize from most important to which items you can let slide. I cannot and will not advise you on which ones you need to choose, as every home is different. However, if all of these things remain the same as a matter of importance to you and you insist as a parent of an “A” to maintain such a high level of control, you are headed for disaster. You may likely engage in the ultimate battle and many or most of the things you want for your “A” may get lost in the conflict. Be clear with your “A” on your top priorities, and remain steadfast (and vent, vent, vent with your

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Post-delivery Instruction Class, Weekdays. Designed for parents delivering at South Miami Hospital, this class instructs parents on newborn care, bathing and feeding. Suggested to take before delivery. Grandparents also encouraged to attend. 10-11:15 a.m. in English; 11:15 a.m.11:45 a.m. in Spanish. South Miami Hospital, 6200 SW 73rd St. 786-662-5026 or southmiamichildbirth@baptisthealth.net. Free Maternity Tour, Mondays. Tour the Labor and Delivery, Nursery, and Postpartum areas and learn about delivering at the hospital. Reservations are required. June 3and 13, 1-2 p.m.; June 10 and 24, 6-7 p.m.; June 24, 5-6 p.m. North Shore Medical Center, 1100 NW 95th St., Miami. 800984-3434 or northshoremedical.com. Free. Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Class, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Expectant moms and moms with babies and older children are invited for a total body workout for all fitness levels. Led by a certified instructor, this class combines power walking, jogging and toning exercises that incorporate the stroller and resistance bands. Be sure to bring a yoga mat or thick blanket, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, water, a stroller without an umbrella, comfortable workout clothing, snacks and toys for your baby. Children 6 weeks and older are welcome, and older kids may bring a bike or scooter. 10-11 a.m. Playground, Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 954-562-8144 or cecilia@ strollerstrides.net. $18. Maternity Unit Tours, Wednesdays. Expectant mothers and partners can take a tour of the maternity unit. Children are not allowed and registration is not required. 3 p.m. Tours of the Maternity Unit are provided every Wednesday at 3 p.m. Mount Sinai Medical Center, 4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach. 305-674-2229. Free. Prenatal Yoga, Saturdays. Receive lessons in childbirth education and yoga to increase your energy and stamina and reduce fatigue and tightness. Registration required, as is doctor or midwife approval. Bring water and a yoga mat. 10-11:30 a.m. The Gathering Place, 5810 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 786-953-6417 or theplacewegather.com. $20. Fast-Track Childbirth Class, June 1 and 8, 12 and 19. A two-session class that prepares expectant mothers and their labor coaches for birth through Lamaze techniques and discussion of various birth options and postpartum care. 9:30-11:30 a.m. South Miami Hospital, 6200 SW 73rd St. 786-662-5026 or southmiamichildbirth@baptisthealth.net. $65. Prepared Childbirth Class, June 3. First-time parents in their second trimester of pregnancy are invited to take a hospital tour and learn about topics including the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, stages of labor, comfort techniques, Caesarean birth and breastfeeding. Participants should bring two pillows and a blanket or mat. 6:30-8 p.m. North Shore Medical Center, 1100 NW 95th St., Miami. 800-984-3434 or northshoremedical.com. Free. Childbirth Preparation Series, June 4, 11, 18. A three-class series that covers inductions, cesarean birth, postpartum care, advantages and disadvantages of breast feeding, transitioning to parenting, baby care and more. There will also be a hospital tour and a Q&A with a pediatrician. 6-9 p.m.

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Room 3149, Mercy Hospital, 3663 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $150. Mommy Duties 101, June 4. Learn how to properly hold, dress, feed and burp a baby, as well as put on diapers, give a sponge bath, use a bulb syringe and take a temperature. The class also teaches about the emotions of a new dad. Mothers must bring a doll for practice. 7-8:30 p.m. South Miami Hospital, 6200 SW 73rd St. 786-662-5026 or southmiamichildbirth@baptisthealth.net. $25. Breast feeding Class, June 5. Learn about breast feeding techniques and discuss the benefits of breast feeding. 6-7:30 p.m. North Shore Medical Center, 1100 NW 95th St., Miami. 800-9843434 or northshoremedical.com. Free. Doula Circle, June 5. This monthly support group is for trained women with experience in childbirth who continually provide physical, emotional, and informational support to moms in labor and their partners. 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Gathering Place, 5810 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 786-953-6417 or theplacewegather.com. Free. Hospital Introduction and Tour, June 5. Tour the hospital and learn about the birth options available. 6-7:15 p.m. South Miami Hospital, 6200 SW 73rd St. 786-662-5026. Free. Infant CPR and Home Safety, June 6. Learn CPR and precautions for a hazard-free home for your new baby. 7-9:30 p.m. Sixth floor conference center A and B, Mercy Hospital, 3663 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $50. All about Pumping, June 8. This class is designed to help new moms transition back to work. The class will offer tips on bottle feeding and pumping including when and where to pump, how much to pump and how much milk to store. Students are expected to have already taken a basic breast feeding class.. Noon-2 p.m. The Gathering Place, 5810 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 786-953-6417 or theplacewegather.com. $49. Childbirth Preparation Workshop, June 8. Expectant mothers and coaches will receive instruction on birth options, breathing and relaxation, stages of labor, coping techniques, postpartum care and infant care. There will also be a hospital tour and guest speakers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sixth floor conference center rooms A and B, Mercy Hospital, 3663 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $160. Footsteps: a Group for Moms, June 10, 27. This postpartum support group, facilitated by a trained therapist, is an opportunity for mothers of babies and toddlers to discuss the adjustments and challenges of motherhood. Children 2 and younger are welcome. Mon., 7-9 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., The Gathering Place, 5810 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 786-953-6417 or theplacewegather.com. Free. Your Amazing Newborn: Basic Baby Care, June 12. The class will include demonstration, practice and discussion of infant cues, sleep and feeding habits, the signs and symptoms of illness, newborn characteristics, infant milestones, hygiene, diapering, strategies for coping with crying and tips for adjusting to life with a new baby. Partners, grandparents and friends are encouraged to attend. 7-9:30 p.m. The Gathering Place, 5810 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 786-953-6417 or theplacewegather.com. $49. Prenatal Breastfeeding Class, June 13. Learn about the anatomy and physiology of lactation, components of breast milk, breast pumps, overcoming difficulties with latch on and positioning, baby calming, understanding feeding cues and

determining if your baby is getting enough to eat. 6-9 p.m. Room 3149, Mercy Hospital, 3663 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $50. New Brother/New Sister Class, June 15. Prepares children 3 to 10 for the baby’s arrival. 1-2:30 p.m. South Miami Hospital, 6200 SW 73rd St. 786662-5026 or baptisthealth.net. $25. Daddy Duties 101, June 18. Learn how to properly hold, dress, feed and burp a baby, as well as put on diapers, give a sponge bath, use a bulb syringe and take a temperature. The class also teaches about the emotions of a new mom. Fathers must bring a doll for practice. 7-8:30 p.m. South Miami Hospital, 6200 SW 73rd St. 786-662-5026 or southmiamichildbirth@baptisthealth.net. $25. Bestfeeding: a Group for Breastfeeding Mothers, June 19. Learn how to overcome the obstacles of breastfeeding at this support group. Children 2 and younger are welcome. Noon-2 p.m. The Gathering Place, 5810 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 786-953-6417 or theplacewegather.com. Free. Preparing for Homebirth, June 19. This interactive class, presented in a small group format, covers informed decision making and shared trust between the expectant mother and midwife, preparing the birth environment, relaxation techniques, the importance of movement and breathing during labor, comfort measures, preparing for interventions and hospital transfer if and when they are necessary and the transition to motherhood. 7-9:30 p.m. The Gathering Place, 5810 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 786-953-6417 or theplacewegather.com. $99. Baby Basics: Understanding Your Newborn, June 22. Learn about the characteristics of normal newborn behavior and appearance, feeding and sleeping cues, your baby’s unique language and needs, postpartum recovery and coping skills. 3-6 p.m. South Miami Hospital, 6200 SW 73rd St. 786-662-5026 or southmiamichildbirth@baptisthealth.net. $50. Empty Arms: Pregnancy & Infant Loss, June 24. This group offers support and counseling for families that have experienced the death of a baby. The group meets on the fourth Monday of each month. 7-9 p.m. The Gathering Place, 5810 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 786-953-6417 or theplacewegather.com. Free.

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Hospital West, 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines. 954-844-7110. $10 per couple. Infant Massage for Postpartum, June 1. An infant massage therapist will teach you to enhance bonding, diminish colic and facilitate healthy development with infants 7 weeks to 7 months old through massage. Cost includes book and massage oil. Bring your baby and a towel or pad. 10 a.m.noon. First Floor Main Conference Room, Memorial Hospital West, 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines. 954-844-7110. $50. Infant Safety and CPR, June 1. Teaches choking relief and CPR for infants and children. Participants will receive course materials and an American Heart Association participation card. 2-5 p.m. Conf. Room 104, Northwest Medical Center, 2960 N. State Road 7, Margate. 866-442-2362. $15. Maternity/OB Tour, June 1, 13, 27. This tour of the Chris Evert Women’s Center includes a video presentation and visits to labor and delivery, the maternity unit/nursery and the neonatal intensive care unit. Thurs., 6-7 p.m.; Sat., 2-4 p.m. Labor and Delivery Waiting Room, Broward Health Medical Center, 1600 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-759-7400 or healthline@ browardhealth.org. Free. Maternity Tour, June 1, 6, 13, 19. A walking tour and introduction to the hospital’s Family Birthplace. Children are welcome. Fri., 5-7 p.m.; Mon., 10-11:30 a.m.; Wed., 5-6:30 p.m. Memorial Regional Hospital, 3501 Johnson St., Hollywood. 954-265-5930. Free. Sibling Class, June 1. Prepares children 3 to 9 for the arrival of a new baby through a video presentation, basic baby care and activities. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Conference Room 104, Northwest Medical Center, 2960 N. State Road 7, Margate. 866442-2362. $15. Breast-feeding Class, June 3, 17, 23. Provides current information and tips to help make breast feeding a positive experience. Dads and grandparents are encouraged to attend. Mon., 6:30-9 p.m.; Sun., 3-5:30 p.m. 8 South Conference Room, Memorial Regional Hospital, 3501 Johnson St., Hollywood. 954-265-5930. $20 per couple. Infant Safety and CPR, June 3, 8, 13, 22, 26. Learn about safety and first aid, including accident prevention, CPR and how to put in a car seat. Family and friends are welcome. Wed. and Thurs., 6-9 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 1-4 p.m. Memorial Hospital West, 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines. 954-8447110. $20 per couple. Lamaze Prepared Childbirth Class, June 3, 10, 17. This three class series provides comprehensive instruction about pregnancy, birth and post-partum care. Learn comfort measures for labor and birth, including breathing and relaxation techniques and early parenting. Participants should bring two pillows and a small floor mat or blanket, snack and water. 7-9 p.m. Cancer Center Conference Room, Broward Health Medical Center, 1600 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-759-7400 or healthline@browardhealth.org. $60 per couple. Maternity Center Tour, June 3. Expectant families will take a walking tour of the Labor and Delivery unit and the Women’s Pavilion unit. 5:30-7 p.m. Plantation General Hospital, 401 NW 42nd Ave. 888-256-7724. Free. Prenatal Yoga, June 5 and 19. Learn how to control breathing and safetly sretched muscles stressed from pregnancy. Registration is required. Ask JUNE 2013 • SOUTH FLORIDA PARENTING

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born. 6-8:30 p.m. Plantation General Hospital, 401 NW 42nd Ave. 888-256-7724. $10. Nursing Moms Support Group, June 10 and 24. Receive breast feeding assistance and encouragement from other moms and board-certified lactation consultants. 12:30-2 p.m. Fitness Studio 3, Memorial Hospital West, 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines. 954-844-7110. Free. Baby & Me for Parents and Newborns, June 11 and 25. Registered physical therapists teach parents of infants 6 weeks to 1 ways to stimulate the baby’s physical, social and cognitive development. Be sure to bring a mat, quilt or beach towel, water and a snack. Registration is required 48 hours prior to class. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Plantation General Hospital, 401 NW 42nd Ave. 888-256-7724. $5. Breast feeding Mothers Support Group, June 12. Receive breast feeding assistance and encouragement from other moms and board-certified lactation consultants. 10:30-noon. Joe DiMaggio Family Resource Center, Memorial Regional Hospital, 3501 Johnson St., Hollywood. 954-2655930. Free. Infant CPR and First Aid, June 12, 26. Learn about safety and first aid, including accident prevention and CPR on a baby or small child. 6-8 p.m. Causeway Room, Respiratory Department, Broward Health Medical Center, 1600 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-759-7400 or healthline@ browardhealth.org. $10. Mommy and Me, June 15. An instructional workshop that provides theory and play activities to promote development and bonding during your

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PALM BEACH COUNTY OB Tour, Sundays. Expectant families are invited to tour the Your New Life Center, lead by the obstetric staff. Families will have the opportunity ask questions about childbirth, familiarize themselves with the unit, and personalize their childbirth experience. Guests can also learn about the other services available including anesthesia, lactation and neonatology. 3-4 p.m. Your New Life Center, Palms West Hospital, 13001 Southern Blvd., Loxahatchee. Free. Breast feeding Support Group, Mondays. A certified lactation consultant will provide guidance and support for a successful and rewarding breast feeding experience. 1-2 p.m. Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1309 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-650-6023 or goodsamaritanmc.com. Free. Baby Care, Tuesdays. Expectant parents gain the skills and confidence needed to care for their new arrival through topics including umbilical cord and circumcision care, bathing, feeding, burping, etc. 7-9 p.m. Wellington Regional Medical Center, 10101 Forest Hill Blvd. 561-798-9880. Free for parents who pre-register to have their baby at the center.

The Centre for Family Beginnings Maternity Unit Tour, Tuesdays and Sundays. The professional nursing staff will answer questions about birth, pregnancy and siblings. Tues., 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Sun., 5-6 p.m. Wellington Regional Medical Center, 10101 Forest Hill Blvd. 561-798-9880. Free. Infant/Child CPR, Thursdays. An American Heart Association-certified instructor teaches expectant parents, friends and family CPR and first aid. 7-9 p.m. Wellington Regional Medical Center, 10101 Forest Hill Blvd. 561-798-9880. Free for parents who pre-register to have their baby at the center.

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Boot Camp for New Dads, June 1. Run by other dads, this 3-hour workshop covers birth, bonding with the baby, caring for the baby and mother, forming a new family and the realities of fatherhood. 9 a.m.-noon. OB Education Room, Jupiter Medical Center, 1210 S. Old Dixie Highway. 561263-2676 or obed@jupitermed.com. $20. Breastfeeding Support Group, June 3. Exchange information and experiences and receive expert guidance from a registered nurse and board-certified lactation consultant. Babies are welcome. Noon-1 p.m. Education Center, West Boca Medical Center, 21644 State Road 7, Boca Raton. 866904-9262. Free. Family & Friends CPR Class, June 3, 22. Learn adult, child and infant CPR, as well as airway obstruction removal. Mon., 6:45-9 p.m.; Sat., 3-5:15 p.m. Ahlbin Building Meeting Room 2, Jupiter Medical Center, 1210 S. Old Dixie Highway. 561-263-2676 or obed@jupitermed.com. $25 for individual; $40 per couple. Tour of Birthing Suites, June 3, 8. Expectant parents and their families will tour the patient rooms, neonatal intensive care unit and family waiting area and learn about the hospital’s security system. Mon., 6-6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10-10:30 a.m. Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1309 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-650-6023 or goodsamaritanmc.com. Free. Baby Care Class, June 4. This class teaches new and expectant parents how care for their child for the first two weeks after birth. 7-9:30 p.m. Palms West Hospital, 13001 Southern Blvd., Loxahatchee. 561-798-3300. Free. Doula 101, June 10. An overview of what doulas do, the benefits of hiring one, how dads/partners work together with them and finding the right one for your family. 6-7 p.m. Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1309 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-650-6023 or goodsamaritanmc.com. Free. Breastfeeding Class, June 11. A certified lactation consultant will be onhand to assist mothers in preparation for breastfeeding. 6-9 p.m. Palms West Hospital, 13001 Southern Blvd., Loxahatchee. 561-798-3300. $10. The Doula Solution: Meet the Doula, June 13. New and expectant parents are invited to meet with certified doula staff members. They will have the opportunuity to meet inmdicually to get acquanited. Refreshments will be provided. 7 p.m. Mother’s Care Doula Services Inc., 2114 N. Flamingo Road, Suite #1261, Pembroke Pines. 954433-2273 or momsdoula2@bellsouth.net. Free. Infant CPR for Family & Friends, June 19. Participants will learn how to manage life threatening situations, such as choking and near drowning. 6-7:30 p.m. Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1309 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561650-6023 or goodsamaritanmc.com. $25 Infant Massage, June 24. Bring massage oil and a blanket to learn the benefits of massage and how to massage your baby. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1309 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-650-6023 or goodsamaritanmc.com. Free. Sibling Class, June 25. This class is to help children three and older welcome their new sibling. There will be many fun actities. Be sure to bring a onsie to decorate. The sibling will also have their photo taken to be placed in the baby’s crib. Parent participation is required. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Palms West Hospital, 13001 Southern Blvd., Loxahatchee. 561-798-3300. Free.

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June 1. Enjoy a night on the beach with music, art and crafts. 7-11 p.m. Fort Lauderdale Beach. 954-5648300. Free.

June 15. Experience the beautiful scenery on a halfmile train ride around a lake. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad at Tradewinds Park and Stables, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. 954357-88709 or 54-347-5608. $1 per ride. There will be a gate entrance fee of $1.50 per person with the exception of children 5 and under.

FAMILY POOL FUN June 8. Come out for summer fun by the pool. There will be games and other activities. Refreshments will be available for purchase. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cooper City Pool & Tennis, 11600 Stonebridge Parkway, Cooper City. 954-436-7300. Adults and nonresident guests, $2; teen 13-18 and seniors, $1.5; children 12 and under, $1.

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CERAMICS NIGHT OUT June 15. Parents and children in the first grade and older can create a ceramics piece to take home. Be there at 6 p.m. to join the “Pizza Crowd” where the whole family can enjoy a pizza for $6. Reservation is required. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cooper City Community Center, 9000 SW 50th Place. 954-434-4300 ext. 233 or coopercityfl.org. $10 per family. Additional $10 fee per child for project materials.

ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND AND “MONICA” SCREENING June 22. Join actress Bailee Madison for a special screening of the film “Monica,” created by Young At Art resident artist Rob Cabrera. Guests will also be able to purchase lemonade from the actress with proceeds going to childhood cancer research. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-0085. General admission, $13; seniors and children 1 and up, $12; Broward residents, $11.

THE PIED BAGPIPER OF HAMELIN June 29. Bring children 5-10 for a fun show featuring Scottish folk songs and comedic characters. The story follows a bagpiper hired to get rid of the rats that have invaded town. 2 p.m. Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd. 954747-4646 or sunrisefl.gov. $6.

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MIAMI ART MUSEUM CLOSING PARTY BBQ June 1. Say farewell to the Miami Art Museum with entertainment, music and more. In December, the museum will reopen as the Perez Art Museum Miami. 7-10 p.m. Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St. 305-375-3000 or miamiartmuseum. org. Free.

ECO-ACTION DAYS June 1. Come make a difference in the community by planting, cleaning up trash or removing invasive exotic plants. Be sure to bring work gloves, long sleeve shirts, pants and closed-toe shoes. Water, sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses are also suggested. 9 a.m.-noon. Amelia Earhart Park, 401 E. 65th St., Miami. 305-685-8389 or miamidade. gov/parks. Free.

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FAMILY FUN DAY: FLORIDA’S 500TH BIRTHDAY PARTY June 8. Celebrate the 500th anniversary of Florida at this special event. Learn about Florida’s transformation through modern history and add your own spin on the state’s flag, bird and nickname. Noon-5 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St. 305-375-1492 or e.info@historymiami.org. Free.

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June 8. Enjoy an afternoon of tea and delicious treats including freshly baked scones with cream and mango marmalade. There will also be egg salad with watercress, curried chicken salad tea sandwiches and an assortment of sweets. Be sure to register by June 3. 3 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. 305-256-8399 or fairchildgarden.org. Members, $27; nonmembers, $37; children 12 and under, $17.

DATE WITH MY DAD June 15. Girls 8 and up can enjoy a fun date with their dad including a delicious meal and a fun paper craft. Pairs can even sign “father-daughter prime” to keep having fun together and take home a keepsake photo and American Girl book. Registration is required. Available during Bistro hours. American Girl Miami, 8888 SW 136th St., Suite #395A. 877-247-5223 or americangirl.com. $38.

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THE TASTE HISTORY CULINARY TOUR June 15 and June 22. Experience the food, art and history of Boynton and Delray Beach. This tour is a combination of bus ride and walking so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Guests will have the opportunity to visit family-owned eateries and bakeries as well as cultural sites and art galleries. Arrive by 10:45 a.m. and bring plenty of water. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Board at Macy’s, Boynton Beach Mall, 801 N. Congress Ave. 561-243-2662 or tastehistoryculinarytours.org. $40. Free for children under 18, must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket.

SUMMER CABARET CONCERT SERIES June 15. This event will feature a performance by Kirk Green. Be sure to arrive at 7 when gates open. Guests are also encouraged to bring refreshments and snacks. 8 p.m. The Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. 305-235-1668, ext. 233. $20.

FAMILY SUNDAY: BARK AT THE PARK June 30. Come out for a day of family fun as the Miami Marlins take on the San Diego Padres. Guests can enjoy pregame activities including face painters, inflatables and interactive games. Radio

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HALF-MILE BOARDWALK TOUR Wednesdays. Enjoy the fresh summer air with free guided tours every Wednesday. 3 p.m. Green Cay Nature Center, 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach. 561-966-7000. Free.

MOTIVATION MAN 2013 June 1. More than 1,000 athletes from all over the country will gather to compete in swimming and biking events. Athletes will also be competing in the Motivation Man 1/2 Iron & Olympic Distance Triathlon races. Noon. Downtown West Palm Beach. motivationman.com. Registration fee for participants.

SAND SIFTERS BEACH CLEANUP June 1. Enjoy the fresh summer air while helping to clean up the beach. 8-10:15 a.m. Oceanfront Park, 6415 N. Ocean Blvd., Ocean Ridge. 561-7349128 or therecipeexchange@comcast.net. Free.

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SUSHI AND STROLL SUMMER WALK June 7. Families can enjoy a peaceful stroll through the garden and indulge in the self-guided audio tour. Afterward, enjoy a taiko drumming performance by Fushu Daiko Summer. Ticks for the show are an addition $2 per person. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. 561-4950233. General Admission, $8; Children 4-10, $6. Members and children 4 and under receive free admission.

WORLD OCEANS DAY June 8. Celebrate the day with a free scavenger hunt at Education Station. There will also be crafts and games and guests can participate in a conservation project in the Nature Walk. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Lion Country Safari, 2003 Lion Country Safari Road, West Palm Beach. 561-793-1084 or lioncountrysafari.com. General admission, $28.50; Seniors 65 and up, $25.50; Children 3-9, $21; Toddlers 0-2, Free. Parking fee, $6 per vehicle.

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WORLD OCEANS DAY June 8. Celebrate World Ocean Day with fun activities based on Dr. Seuss’ One, Two, Three and the Seas theme. Help raise awareness to conserve and protect our world’s oceans. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach, 561-627-8280, ext. 107, or rmott@ marinelife.org. Free.

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experience a guided tour through the coastal marine environment to learn how plants and animals adapt and interact with one another. 10-11 a.m. Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. 305-365-3018 or miamidade.gov/ ecoadventures. $4.

Feel the Force: Hurricane and Other Hazards Day. Prepare for the upcoming Hurricane season with The International Hurricane Research Center and the MiamiDade County Emergency Management Department. Experience a full day of activities and informative guest speakers who will teach you how to protect yourself, your home and your pets. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave. 305-646-4234. Free. Generation Genius: StoryArts! Children and parents are invited to read along with artist Maria Gonzalez. The featured story will be “Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy” by David Soman and Jacky Davis. The story follows Lulu and Sam’s adventures as their alter egos saving the playground from hairy monsters and mean robots. After the story, kids can create a special craft. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Shenandoah Branch Library, 2111 SW 19th St., Miami. 305-250-4688. Free. Plant Show and Sale. Come learn about the many different species of fern and see how well they fit within the tropical South Florida environment. Guests can purchase the plants and ruminate over the different exhibition possibilities. There will be a great variety of plants on display; you don’t want to miss out. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. 305-256-8399 or fairchildgarden.org. Nonmembers: Adults, $25; Seniors, $18, Children 6-17, $12. Free for members, military personnel and children 5 and under. Guests who walk, ride a bike or take public transportation receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off for children. Splashers Kids Club. Join the fun with character appearances, a magician, musical entertainment, face painting, giveaways and more. 3-5 p.m. Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12th St., Doral. dophinmall.com Free. Saige’s Scavenger Hunt. Girls can embark on a funfilled scavenger hunt, collecting facts about newest Girl of the Year Saige and receive a free American Girl poster at the end. Children 2-13. 4 p.m. American Girl Miami, 8888 SW 136 St., Kendall. 877-247-5223 or americangirl.com. Free. Saige’s Horse Collage Craft. Join Saige, the newest Girl of the Year, in creating a fun paper collage inspired by Saige’s love of art and horses. American Girl Miami, 8888 SW 136 St., Kendall. 877-247-5223 or americangirl. com. Free.

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ArtsPark Creation Station. Children 5-10 can explore their creativity through an interactive art activity. 4-5:30 p.m. Saturdays. ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or hollywoodfl.org. Free. ArtsPark Live. Come out for a fun concert series showcasing South Florida talent. 9-10:15 p.m. ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-9213500. Free admission. Beach Theater: Jay Blue’s Band. Enjoy the night with waterfront dining and outdoor performances. 7:30-9 p.m. Beach Theater, 200 Johnson St., Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or hollywoodfl.org. Free. Music By-The-Sea. Enjoy an evening music right along the seaside. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Between State Road A1A and Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale by the Sea. 954-7712900. Free.

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Silent Peace Walk. Guests are invited to come out at daybreak for a peace walk. The walk will be silent and last 20 minutes, allowing for thoughts of peace during this event. Afterward, stick around for coffee and conversation. 7 a.m. International Peace Garden, Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. 954-914-1202. Free.

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Art-e-ology. Children in third through fifth grade will learn about artist José Clemente Orozco and create their own masterpiece. Reservations are required. 1-2:30 p.m. Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real. 561-392-2500, ext. 106. Members, free; Nonmembers, $5. Dub City Derby Grrls. Experience the exciting sport as the Dub City Derby Grrls takes on Orlando Psycho City. Be sure to arrive at 7, when doors open. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Skatezone, 8125 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth. dubcityderbygirls.com. General admission, $10; children 5 and under, free. Family Studio/Let’s Get Real. Come and visit the special exhibition titled “The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951” where artists and photographers have captured different aspects of urban and rural life. Guests will have the opportunity to create a personal “clothesline narrative” using recycled materials and then explore the different themes in the art galleries. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. 561832-5196, ext. 1196, or norton.org. There is a $6 materials fee for members and $8 for nonmembers. Ginger’s Dance Party. Bring the whole family for a lot of fun with a DJ and some great music. Enjoy the scenery as the dance party is held right outside at the Palm Stage at the Waterfront. 8 p.m. The Waterfront, 101 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-822-1515 or wpb.org. Free. Hike Through History. During this two-hour, two-mile trek for ages 5 and older, participants will journey through historic points of interest in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. Be sure to bring active clothing and footwear, a hat and water. All children 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, and an RSVP is required. 8-10 a.m. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way. 561-747-8380 ext. 101 or @jupiterlighthouse.org. Free. Kid’s Story Time. Come out for an hour of storytime held outside the gift store. Selected readings will be available for purchase afterward. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach, 561-627-8280, ext. 107 or rmott@marinelife.org. Free. Little Wonders. Bring children 3 and 4 to learn about plant and animal communities through a hike, crafts and stories. Registration is required. 10-10:45 a.m. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N. Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. 561-544-8615. Members, $5; Nonmembers, $8. Saturday Movies. Teens can come out for a movie on a bigscreen television. 2 p.m. Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis St. 561-868-7703. Free. Viva Florida 500 Time Capsule. Commemorating Florida’s 500th anniversary, guests are invited to bring photographs, letters or personal notes reflecting the culture of the city. The capsule will be reopened in 2063. 9:30 a.m. Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis St. 561-868-7701. Free.

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Blvd., Key Biscayne. 305-365-3018 or miamidade.gov/ ecoadventures. $4. Cape Florida Lighthouse Ecowalk. Follow ecohistorian Frank Schena on a guided walk throughout the park and learn how it was created. See the different flowers and fauna as the tour also explores the park’s history. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch. Registration is required. 9-11 a.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St. 305-375-1621 or citytours@ historymiami.org. Members, $20; Nonmember, $30. Family Sundays. Come out for a day of family fun as the Miami Marlins take on the New York Mets. Guests can enjoy pregame activities including face painters, inflatables and interactive games. Radio Disney AM 990 will provide music for the event. Get there early for Snapshot Sunday which allows guests the chance to take a picture with a player. After the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases in the Diamond Dash. 11:30 a.m. 501 Marlins Way, Miami. 305-480-1300 or marlins. com. Activities are free but must have tickets to the game for Diamond Dash and Snapshop Sunday. Plant Show and Sale. Come learn about the many different species of fern and see how well they fit within the tropical South Florida environment. There will be a great variety of plants on display. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. 305-256-8399 or fairchildgarden.org. Nonmembers: Adults, $25; Seniors, $18, Children 6-17, $12. Free for members, military personnel and children 5 and under. Guests who walk, ride a bike or take public transportation receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off for children.

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ARTful Adventure Sunday. Get creative and celebrate fine arts with workshops and live performances by actors, musicians and dancers. This fun program promotes creative family fun with interactive opportunities for kids of all ages. This session is called “Summer Scenes in Oil Pastels.” 2-3 p.m. Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real. 561-392-2500, ext. 106. Members and children 12 and under, free’ Adults, $8; Seniors 65 and up, $6; Students, $5. Marsh Critters. During this dip netting adventure, ages 5 and older will get knee deep in the marsh and discover the aquatic insects and other small wonders that call the wetlands home. Be sure to bring closed-toed shoes that can get wet, a hat, sunscreen and water. Reservations are required. 2-3:30 p.m. Grassy Waters Preserve. 8264 Northlake Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-804-4985. Adults, $5; Children, $3. 561-804-4985 or wbp.org/grassywaters.

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Baby & Me. Parents can bring their infants up to six months to bond and learn about infant development. Participants will create a scrapbook and bring home baby items each week. Registration is required. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. South Miami Branch Library, 6000 Sunset Drive. 305-243-8425. Free.

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Food Trucks at ArtsPark. Over 20 different food trucks will offer various meals to purchase including B.C. Tacos, The

Father’s Day Events MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY June 6. Children 6 and up can celebrate the holiday with music, crafts and more. Registration is required. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Kendale Lakes Branch Library, 15205 SW 88th St., Miami. 305-3880326. Free.

a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. 305-256-8399 or fairchildgarden.org. CARS AND CIGARS June 16. Dads can enjoy classic cars and cigars. There will also be kids’ crafts, live music and more. Guests can bring a picnic or purchase lunch from The Barnacle Society. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. 305-442-6866. General admission, $2; children under 6, Free. FATHER’S DAY PLAY CATCH June 16. Spend at day at a baseball game with dad. Play catch on the field, run the bases and spend some time in the dugout. Guests receive a commemorative photo in the dugout and an official Marlins game used ball. Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami. 305480-1300 or marlins.com. $100-$150. FATHER’S DAY CARD CRAFT June 15. Girls can decorate a handmade card and matching envelope to give to dad on his special day. American Girl Miami, 8888 SW 136 St., Kendall. 877247-5223 or americangirl.com. Free.

DATE WITH MY DAD June 15. Girls 8 and up and their dads can enjoy a delicious meal and a fun paper craft. Take home a keepsake photo and American Girl book. Registration is required. Available during Bistro hours. American Girl Miami, 8888 SW 136 St., Suite #395A. 877-247-5223 or americangirl.com. $38. BIG TRUCK DAYS June 16. Celebrate Father’s day with trucks and special activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave. 305-646-4234. Nonresidents: Gen. admission, $14.95; Seniors, Students and Children 3-12, $10.95. Dade County Residents: General admission, $12.70; Seniors, Students and Children 3-12, $9:30. Free for fathers, members, and children under 2. JUNGLE ISLAND’S FATHER’S DAY BASH June 16. Celebrate dad with a day of live entertainment, classic cars and a barbecue. There will be many activities for the kids including a playground, petting zoo, face painting and more. Noon-6 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami. 305-400-7000 or jungleisland.com/ FathersDay. General admission, $34.95; children 3-10, $26.95. Dads receive free admission. FATHER’S DAY BAY CRUISE June 16. Cruise Biscayne Bay with dad. Arrive by 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required. 2-4 p.m. The Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. 305-235-1668 ext. 233. $35. FATHER’S DAY BARBECUE June 16. This Texas-style Barbecue will have smoked bacon and sausage, pecan sticky buns, slow cooked beef brisket, “Cowboy” chicken wings, catfish, pork ribs and much more. 10:30

BROWARD COUNTY FATHER’S DAY June 16. See what it’s like to live in the ’20s and ’30s at this museum. Dads get in free with one paid admission. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale. 954-5635393 or bonnethouse.org. Nonresidents: Adults, $20; Seniors, $18; Children 6-12, $16. Broward Residents: Adults, $17; Seniors, $15; Children 6-12, $13. Members and children under 6 get free admission. Dads get in free with one paid admission. FATHER’S DAY FISHING TOURNAMENT June 15. Celebrate Father’s Day with a day of fishing for the whole family. Arrive early because finishing starts promptly at 9. Pricing includes a gift for dad and lunch. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tamarac Sports Complex, 9901 NW 77th St. 954-597-3674. $5. FATHER’S DAY POOL FUN SPECIAL. Dad’s can enjoy a free day of swimming. Must be a resident. 10 a.m.-5: 45 p.m. Cooper City Pool & Tennis, 11600 Stonebridge Parkway, Cooper City. 954436-7300. Adults and nonresident guests, $2; teen 13-18 and seniors, $1.5; children 12 and under, $1. Dads who are residents swim for free. FEATURED CREATURES. June 15-16. Spend Father’s Day with strange and exotic creatures not usually seen at Flamingo Gardens. There will be hissing cockroaches and tarantulas and exotic reptiles like the Brazilian Rainbow Boa and the Burmese python. Kids will have the opportunity to make creature crafts or challenge Dad to eat a bug at the Edible Bug station. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. 954 4732955 ext. 125 or flamingogardens.org. General admission, $9; Children 4-11, $5. Children 3 and under receive free admission.

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Monday, June 3, continued Big Ragu Boba Station and The Rolling Stove. 5:30-10 p.m. ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-921-3500. Free admission.

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Free Mommy & Me. Babies 3-7 months can learn motor skills, develop senses and learn language and social development in this one-hour class. Space is limited. 10:30 a.m. Brickell International Academy, 1101 Brickell Ave., Miami. 33131 North Tower, 8th Floor, Brickell. 786-718-1560, brickellschool.com.

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Family Night with Food Trucks. Come out for a night of food and entertainment. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane. 954-357-5135 or foodtruckinvasion.com. Free.

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Hammock Trails. Explore the coastal hardwood hammock through a guided 0.3 mile long walk along the boardwalk. 10 a.m.-noon. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 North Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Gumbolimbo.org. Free.

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Reading Ready Toddler Storytime. Stories, songs and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. 3:30 p.m. Coconut Grove Library, 2875 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove. 305442-8695, mdpls.org/info/locations/co.as. Free.

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Royal Baby Shower Tea. Celebrate the upcoming arrival of the Royal Baby with a shower in honor of the Duke and Duchess of Cambride. The event will feature delicious desserts and tea sandwiches as well as a variety of herbal, black and afternoon teas. Guests are encouraged to bring a small

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baby gift to be donated to charity. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to wear your favorite tea hat. Must be a member or a guest of a member. It is free to join. Registration is required. 2-4 p.m. Southwest Focal Point Senior Center, 301 NW 103rd Ave., Pembroke Pines. 954-450-6888 or ppines.com. $18. Stories for a Starry Night. This presentation for children in fourth grade and older, as well as adults, features stories and information about the objects that are currently visible in our evening sky, such as bright stars, planets and constellations. After the show, guests are welcome to gaze at the sky through a telescope at the observatory. 7 p.m. Buehler Planetarium and Observatory, Broward College Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie. 954-201-6681. $4. Word Wednesday. Stay ahead during the summer by practicing grammar and spelling. 2-4 p.m. Tyrone Bryant Branch Library, 2230 NW 21st Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954357-8210. Free.

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Bards of a Feather. Presented by the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, come out for a reading of nature-inspired poems. 12:30 p.m. Green Cay Nature Center, 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach. 561-966-7000. Free. Hammock Trails. Explore the coastal hardwood hammock through a guided 0.3 mile long walk along the boardwalk. 10 a.m.-noon. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 North Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Gumbolimbo.org. Free. Hatchling Tales. Children 0-4 can enjoy can oceaninspired stories, music, and group activities. 10:30-11 a.m. Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach, 561-627-8280, ext. 107 or rmott@marinelife. org. Free.

Thursday, June 6 PALM BEACH COUNTY

Story Time! Bring children 0-7 years for book readings, songs and interactions with the touch tank animals. 9:30 a.m. Loxahatchee River District, 2500 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter. 561-743-7123 or info@loxahatcheeriver.org. Free.

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fairs and FESTIVALS ROOTI TOOTI TROPI FRUITI June 1-2. Celebrate subtropical fruit with a massive sale, multiple demonstrations, food and family fun. All day. Wray Lawn at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. Call 954473-2955. General admission, $18; seniors and students, $15; children 4-11, $10. Children 3 and under receive free admission. SUMMER SHORTS 2013 June 7. Come and see a great line-up of short performances penned by writers than include City Theatre National Short Play Competition winners. 8 p.m. The Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org. $35. REPTILE WEEKEND June 15-16. Come and see a display of various reptile and amphibians in this fun weekend featuring interactive displays, discussions and activities. All day. Wray Lawn at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. Call 954473-2955. General admission, $18; seniors and students, $15; children 4-11, $10. Children 3 and under receive free admission. TROPICAL FRUIT FESTIVAL: “TASTE OF THE TROPICS” June 29. Explore the different tropical fruit from around the world in this event featuring more than

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ArtsPark Movie Night. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to watch “Wreck it Ralph.” 8-9:30 p.m. ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-9213500. Free. Bougie Down Dance. This month’s theme is “Mardi Gras.” Come out and dance in your best bight color outfit at this special needs event open to all ages and disabilities. Guests can look forward to entertainment, refreshments and prizes. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Satory Senior Center in Mullins Park, 10000 NW 29 St., Coral Springs. 954-345-2208 or coralsprings.org. $4. Funtastic Friday. This event will feature face painting, games, and bounce houses. At 8 p.m., families can enjoy a movie in the Amphitheater. 5-8 p.m. ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or visithollywoodfl.org. Free.

Wild Things Art Station: Make Your Own Dream Book. Create your own story book about your wildest dreams. Get creative and design a cover inspired by Maurice Sendak’s illustrations. 1-3 p.m. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-0085 or youngatartmuseum. org. Free with paid museum admission.

PALM BEACH COUNTY LION COUNTRY SAFARI FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL May 12. Dads can relax and enjoy their day with free admission. There will also be animal dads on site and a Father’s Day meal available at the restaurant. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Lion Country Safari, 2003 Lion Country Safari Road, West Palm Beach. 561-793-1084 or lioncountrysafari.com. General admission, $28.50; Seniors 65 and up, $25.50; Children 3-9, $21; Toddlers 0-2, Free. Parking fee, $6 per vehicle. NATURE CRAFT FOR FATHER’S DAY June 15. Children 7-12 can decorate a card and gift bag for dad at this special craft event. 11 a.m.-noon. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 North Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Gumbolimbo.org. Members, $8; Non-members, $12.

100 fruits. There will be samples for the first 500 attendees. There will also be fruit and fruit trees available for purchase. Don’t forget to visit the Palm Beach County Extension Master Gardener Booth and the Family and Consumer Sciences food displays. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. 561-233-1757. $5 entrance donation.

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Evening on the Avenues. Bring the whole family for a night of fun with music and food. 6-10 p.m. The Cultural Plaza on M St. between Lake and Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth. 561-533-5272. Free. Lighthouse Sunset Tour. Tour the lighthouse and see the Jupiter Light shine in the night sky. Visitors will be able to see inside the watch room as well. Reservations are required and children must be at least four feet tall. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way. 561747-8380 ext. 101 or jupiterlighthouse.org. Members, $15; Nonmember, $20. Movie Time. Spend your Friday afternoon with a free movie. 1 p.m. Highland Beach Municipal Library, 3618 S. Ocean Blvd. 561-278-5455. Free. Free Community Day. Come out and celebrate as the South Florida Science Museum expands and changes its name to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. Visit the expansions including “Savage Ancient Seas: The Ancient Aquatic Deep.” Be sure to arrive by 10 a.m. for the ribbon cutting. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. 561-832-1988 or sfsm.org. Free.

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Baby Loves Disco. Bring the family for music, dancers, crafts, food and more at this fun and unique event. 1-4 p.m. Lmnt Arts, 59 NW 36th St., Miami. 305-989-6963 or lmntartsmiami.com. $20 per person or $60 for a group of four. Bear Cut Preserve Nature Trail Tour. Guests can experience a guided tour through the coastal marine environment to learn how plants and animals adapt and interact with one another. 10-11 a.m. Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. 305-365-3018 or miamidade.gov/ ecoadventures. $4. Family Day. Enjoy family fun with kid’s activities, live performances and learning in the gallery. 2-4 p.m. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave. 305-603-8067 or coralgablesmuseum.org. Free. Generation Genius: StoryArts! Children and parents are invited to read along with artist Maria Gonzalez. The

FATHERS DAY 5K AND FAMILY FUN DAY June 16. Come out for this special event benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There will be a 5K run, a Kid’s Purple Fun Run and a Diaper Dash or kids 3 and under. Participants in that race must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will receive a swag bag. Those who complete the 5K run will receive a medal and participants in the children’s races will receive a ribbon. 7 a.m. Village Park, 11700 Pierson Road, Wellington. 561-791-4000 or wellingtonfl. gov. Adults, $25; students, military and online registrations, $20. The Kid’s Purple Fun Run and Diaper Dash are free.

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lights and stars with a Planetarium Star Show and a rooftop observatory viewing. Featured shows include “Pop,” “Best of the Beatles,” “Bob Marley” and “Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon.” In the activity room for kids 3 and up, there will be a Space Gallery with hands-on activities and demonstrations. 7 p.m.-midnight. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave. 305-646-4234. Planetarium Star Show Admission: Free. Laser Show Admission: Adults, $8; Children, $4. Rockdale Pineland Preserve. Volunteers are welcome to help the environment by planting. Enjoy the outdoor sun while assisting the ecosystem. Be sure to wear close-toed shoes, long sleeved shirts, pants and work gloves. It is also highly recommended to bring water, insect repellent, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses. 9 a.m.-noon. Rockdale Pineland Preserve, Between SW 144 St. and SW 92nd Ave., Miami. 305-372-6687 or miamidade.gov/parks. Free.

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COME DANCE WITH ME June 1-2. Presented by Dance Dimensions, this annual event features dancers from three years old to adulthood. Sat., 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462 0222 or browardcenter.org. $19. THE FROG PRINCE June 1. Enjoy an updated version of the classic tale with hand puppets, music and a few surprises. Sat., 2-3 p.m. Puppetry Arts Center of the Palm Beaches, 94 NE 2 Ave., Delray Beach. 561-243-4330 or puppetcenter.org. General admission, $6.50; cash only. VICTOR MANUELLE June 1. Come see the Puerto Rican salsa singer live. Before sure to get there at 7 when doors open. Sat., 8 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave. 305-673-7300 or fillmoremb.com. $33.50-$63.50. BAILA FLAMENCO June 2. The Flamenco Student Dance Festival presents invites guests to discover the Artists that have contributed to the evolution of Spanish Dance and Flamenco. Subjects covered include classic Spanish music, writers, sculptors, painters, flamenco legends of the past and present and the fusion of music and dance with various cultures. There will be over 60 performers ranging from ages four to adulthood. There will also be a special appearance by local Flamenco musicians. Sun., 3 p.m. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. 954-462 0222 or browardcenter.org. General admission, $34; Students 10 and under, $20; Lap for kids 12 months and under, $5. OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO June 2. This coming of age performance will have dancers interpreting the theme through ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and more. Sun., 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 11 a.m. Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, 954-602-4500 or miramarculturalcenter.org. $20. FALL OUT BOY June 5. The popular rock group will be visiting South Florida for a special concert. Their hit sings include “Dance Dance,” “Sugar We’re Going Down” and most recently “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up).” Wed., 8 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave. 305-673-7300 or fillmoremb.com. $35. LASER CONCERT: MICHAEL JACKSON June 8. Explore the best hits of the pop superstar, highlighted by lasers, stars and other special effects.

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ArtsPark Live. Come out for a fun concert series showcasing South Florida talent. 9-10:15 p.m. ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-921-3500. Free admission. Beach Theater: Grant Piper. Enjoy the night with waterfront dining and outdoor performances. 7:30-9 p.m. Beach Theater, 200 Johnson St., Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or hollywoodfl.org. Free. Family Funday: Tondo Painting. Families with children 3 and older are invited to enjoy painting activity. Reservations are required. 3-5 p.m. Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. 954-340-5000. $4. Family Movie Day. Bring the family for an afternoon movie. Noon-2 p.m. Riverland Branch Library, 2710 W. Davie Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-357-7419. Free.

ArtsPark Creation Station. Children 5-10 can explore their creativity through an interactive art activity. 4-5:30 p.m. Saturdays. ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or hollywoodfl.org. Free.

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SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES June 15-16. Based on the hit cartoon series, this fun mystery musical is great for kids of all ages. Join Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo as they solve mysteries and entertain with songs. Sat., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462 0222

featured story will be “Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy” by David Soman and Jacky Davis. The story follows Lulu and Sam’s adventures as their alter egos saving the playground from hairy monsters and mean robots. After the story, kids can create a special craft. 3 p.m. International Mall Branch Library, 10315 NW 12th St., Doral. 305-594-2514. Free. Skywarn Spotter Class. Learn how to spot severe weather and how to report these conditions to the National Weather Service from the experts in the field. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Coral Gables Branch Library, 3443 Segovia St. 305-4428706. Free.

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Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd. 954-747-4646 or sunrisefl.gov. Adults, $15; students, $13; children, $10. CONCIERTO DE VERANO 2013 June 15. Come see the Columbian Christian singer live in this special performance. Sat., 7:30 p.m. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise. Call 954-835-8000 or visit Ticketmaster.com. $25.88-$88.30. FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA June 15. Bring the family for a night of traditional American music. The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble will perform works from Copland, Gershwin, Sousa and more. There will also be special guest performers and visual presentations. Sat., 7 p.m. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954462 0222 or browardcenter.org. $25. SOUNDS OF CINEMA June 15. Explore the world of cinema as Miami Dancity Studios retells classic big screen stories through the art of dance. Sat., 2 p.m. Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, 954-602-4500 or miramarculturalcenter.org. $25-$45. $5 lap tickets are also available. THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF DR. WONDERFUL June 15. This fun show is recommended for children 6 and up. The story follows Dr. Wonderful who must team up with pals Newton the dog and Ben the Human to save a star that is 1.3 million times the size of the earth and 93 million miles away. Excitement, mystery and fun surprises await. Sat., 1 p.m. Carnival Studio Theater, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org. $20.

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THE PACKAGE TOUR: NKOTB, 98 DEGREES AND BOYZ II MEN June 22. Three super groups join forces for one night of great pop music. New Kids on the Block’s hits include “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Step by Step” and “Tonight”. 98 Degrees rose to fame in the late nineties with hit songs “The Hardest Thing” and “Because of You.” Legendary group Boyz II Men remain a staple in pop culture because of songs “End of the Road” and “On Bended Knee.” Sat., 7:30 p.m. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise. Call 954-835-8000 or visit Ticketmaster. com. $29.50-$93.25. SOME ENCHANTED EVENING: MUSIC OF RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN June 23. Join the Klezmer Company Orchestra as they perform highly acclaimed music by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The performance will feature songs from “The Sound of Music,” “The King and I,” “Oklahoma” and “South Pacific.” 3 p.m. Carole & Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. $18-$40. SEUSSICAL June 27-29. Join all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters in this imaginative musical based on the beloved books. Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. 888-344-3465 or YouthActors.com. Adults, $14; children 3-13, $12. Children 2 and under receive free admission. RED June 28-July 13. Come see this innovative dance show that follows the story of Ruby Bridges, a girl whose parents regarded the NAACP’s call for children to desegregate elementary schools in the South. Sat., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Miami Theater Center, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. 305-751-9550 or mtcmiami.org. $20.

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exhibits for FAMIILIES NEW THIS MONTH ARMORY TEEN ART COUNCIL EXHIBITION June 1-8. Come and see this exhibition produced by the Armory Teen Art Council. Proceeds from this show will go toward scholarships for students attending the center. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-832-1776, registrar@ armoryart.org or armoryart.org. Free.

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CHARLES M. SCHULZ: POP CULTURE IN PEANUTS June 8-Sepember 1. Visitors will have the rare chance to see the original drawings of this stable in American popular culture. This is the largest exhibit of original drawings, featuring more than 70 cartoon strips over the course of five decades. In the Peanuts Play Area, visitors will get the chance to make their own cartoon creations. On June 8, the opening day party will have Peanuts-themed music, a discussion and demonstration, prizes and raffles and a Snoopy dog house. There will also be chocolate chip cookies and root beer, Snoopy’s favorites. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., Noon-5 p.m. Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. 1650 Harrison St. 954-921-3274 or info@artandculturecenter.org. Adults, $10; Students, seniors and children 4-17, $6. Free for members and children 3 and under. DINO ISLAND June 8- January 5. Explore the prehistoric world with

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the Night Kitchen.” Visit the Wild Things Fun Mirror and step into the costumes of your favorite characters. At Rose’s Stoop, read some of your favorite books on the front steps of Rosie’s Brooklyn Brownstone, as seen in “Really Rosie.” Finally, enjoy the Musical Masterpiece section where visitors can design their own masterpieces while listening to classical music. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-0085. General admission, $13; seniors and children over 1, $12; Broward Residents, $11.

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exhibits for FAMIILIES dinosaurs in this fun new exhibit. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. 305-646-7220, ext. 266, or cvila@ elcmdm.org. Free. CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ARTISTS June 15-Aug. 24. This exhibit will feature a long list of contemporary artists including David Schluss, Calman Shemi, Rina Maimon, Sveta Esser and Isaac Kahn. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.5 p.m. Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. 954-340-5000. Adults, $6; seniors and Tours, $5; Students, $3. Free admission on Wednesday. DAWOUD BEY: PICTURING PEOPLE June 7-Sept. 8. This exhibition features the work of Chicago-based photographer Dawoud Bey. The gallery will include street photography as well as studio portraits, focusing on the people of the city. Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed., 1-9 p.m.; Sun. Noon-5 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Joan Lehman Building, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. 305-893-6211 or info@ mocanomi.org. General admission, $5, Students and seniors, $3; Members, North Miami residents, city employees and veterans receive free admission. BLOCK BY BLOCK: INVENTING AMAZING ARCHITECTURE June 20-Oct. 13. Visits will have the opportunity to see a LEGO recreation of ten landmark skyscrap-

ers from around the world. The buildings include the World Trade Center in New York, the Seattle Space Needle, Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Taipei 101 in Taiwan. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-832-5196, ext. 1196, or norton.org. General admission, $12; Students, $5. Children 12 and under and members receive free admission. OPA-LOCKA: MIRAGE CITY June 28-Sept. 8. This exhibition will explore the roots of the city that was based on stories and character names from “Arabian Tales.” The gallery will feature original drawings and architectural models bring that original vision to life. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., noon-5 p.m. HistoryMiami, Miami-Dade Cultural Center, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. 305-3751492. Adults, $8; Seniors and students, $7; Children 6-12, $5; Children 6 and younger, free.

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HistoryMiami, Miami-Dade Cultural Center, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. 305-375-1492. Adults, $8; Seniors and students, $7; Children 6-12, $5; Children 6 and younger, free. FLORIDA’S WETLANDS Through June 30. Through more than fifty images, along with educational material, visitors will learn about one of world’s most valuable environmental resources: Florida’s wetland habitats, including marshes, swamps, the Everglades, lakes and more. Find out how we have impacted native wildlife through our drastic alteration of the wetlands and discover the important role the wetlands play in our survival. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The Mary Alice Fortin Children’s Art Gallery, The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. 561-655-7226. Free. MODERN MEALS: REMAKING AMERICAN FOODS FROM FARM TO KITCHEN Through Aug. 18. Guests will be able to examine how Americans began eating foods that were mass-produced in the first half of the 20th century. The exhibit includes images and artifacts that illustrate the movement of food from the field to the factory, supermarket, and kitchen table. Daily, Noon-6 p.m.; Fri., Noon-9 p.m.; Closed Wed. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. 305-531-1001 or wolfsonian.org. Adults, $7; Seniors, students with valid ID and children 6-12, $5. Free admission Friday 6-9 p.m.

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ongoing EVENTS MIAMI-DADE COUNTY MEETUP.COM PLAYGROUP Tuesdays. This is an opportunity for structured mom-child activity and for children to play while their mothers exchange parenting advice and share experiences. 1-4 p.m. The Gathering Place, 5810 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami. 786-953-6417 or theplacewegather.com. Annual membership, $15. $5 FRIDAYS Fridays. For just $5, anyone 17 and younger is invited to check out a collection of approximately 1,200 automotive vehicles spanning the decades, including military vehicles, James Bond cars and Batmobiles. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dezer Collection Auto Museum, 2000 NE 146th St., North Miami. 305-354-7680 or dezercollection.com. Adults, $25 per building; Seniors, $15 per building. TRAIN RIDES Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy 20-minute train rides on the Edwin Link Children’s Railroad. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 12450 SW 152nd St., Miami. 305-253-0063 or gcrm.org. Rides, $3; Museum admission: Adults, $8; Children 3-12, $6; Children 1 and younger, free.

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WONDERSCAPES Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. These workshops for families with children 5 and younger feature Earth-friendly art with recycled materials on Mondays, live music, instruments, singing and movement on Wednesdays and an interactive literary adventure on Fridays. 11:30 a.m.-noon. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-5022 or youngatartmuseum.org. Adults, $13; Children 1 and older and seniors 62 and older, $12; Members, free.

BE KIND TO ANIMALS Sundays. Meet a native or exotic animal, learn about how animals live in the wild, how we can best interact with them and how our choices affect their quality of life. 11-11:20 a.m. Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital, 3000 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs. 954-752-9453, sncrobin@ aol.com or sawgrassnaturecenter.org. Free.

NATURE EXPLORERS Wednesdays. There is a different theme each week at this hand-on adventure, full of craft projects, live animal interaction, fun stories and other educational activities for children 3-5. 10-11 a.m. Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital, 3000 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs. 954-752-9453, sncrobin@aol. com or sawgrassnaturecenter.org. Members, $5; Nonmembers, $8.

PALM BEACH COUNTY DAILY SHARK FEEDINGS Tuesdays-Sunday. Have a splashing good time learning fun and interesting facts about the ocean’s top predators while watching them eat their breakfast in a 15,000-gallon tank. Tues.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.; Sun., 1:30 p.m. Sandoway House Nature Center, 142 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. 561-274-7263 or sandowayhouse.org. Children 2 and younger, free. General admission, $4.

ALLIGATOR FEEDING Wednesdays and Saturdays. Bring the family to the alligator tank for a short talk and feeding of a baby alligator. 3:15-3:30 p.m. Daggerwing Nature, 11200 Park Access Road, Boca Raton. 561-629-8760 or pbcgov.com. Free. FUNTASTIC FRIDAYS FOR KIDS Fridays. Enjoy family fun with a DJ, face painter, games, bounce houses and more. 5-8 p.m. Arts Park

ANIMAL FEEDINGS Wednesdays-Saturdays. Gather around the alligator tank and learn about a baby gator while he is being fed on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Come learn about snakes while they are being fed on Thursdays and the striped skunk George on Fridays. 3:15-3:30 p.m. Daggerwing Nature Center, 11200 Park Access Road, Boca Raton. 561-6298760. Free.

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Monday, June 10, continued Miami Branch Library, 6000 Sunset Drive. 305-243-8425. Free. Girl Scout Flower Garden. Children can learn about a certain flower representing a line in the Girl Scout Law through a story and fun activity. This program is open to girls and boys who are not required to be scouts.3:30-4:30 p.m. Palmetto Bay Branch Library, 17641 Old Cutler Road. 305232-1771 or mdpls.org. Free.

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Bookopoly! Children 6-11 can play a life-sized board game featuring book trivia and challenges. 2:30-4 p.m. Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines. 954357-6733. Free. Father’s Day Tween Craft. Kids 8-12 can make a special gift for Dad. Refreshments will be provided and registration is required. 6:30-7:30 p.m. West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation. 954-765-1585. Free. Food Trucks at ArtsPark. Over 20 different food trucks will offer various meals to purchase including B.C. Tacos, The Big Ragu Boba Station and The Rolling Stove. 5:30-10 p.m. ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-921-3500. Free admission. Super Monday for Father’s Day. Families are invited to enjoy Father’s Day stories and to make a craft for Dad. 2-3 p.m. North Lauderdale Saraniero Branch Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd. 954-357-6673. Free.

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Tuesday, June 11, continued Zombie Camp! Experience the fun of these supernatural creatures with movies, games and crafts. 3-5 p.m. Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. 305-375-2665. Free.

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Beach Theater: JayCee Driesen. Enjoy the night with waterfront dining and outdoor performances. 7:30-9 p.m. Beach Theater, 200 Johnson St., Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or hollywoodfl.org. Free. Family Night with Food Trucks. Come out for a night of food and entertainment. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane. 954-357-5135 or foodtruckinvasion.com. Free. Little Scientists. Bring children 5-7 to learn about forensic science including how to solve the mystery of hidden fingerprints. 3-4 p.m. North Regional/BC Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. 954-201-2626. Free.

PALM BEACH COUNTY

Hammock Trails. Explore the coastal hardwood hammock through a guided 0.3 mile long walk along the boardwalk. 10 a.m.-noon. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 North Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Gumbolimbo.org. Free.

Wednesday, June 12 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Just Dig It! Library Scavenger Hunt. Come out for a

fun race and a chance to win a neat team prize. 7-8 p.m. North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183rd St. Miami Gardens. 305-625-6424. Free. Puppet Workshop. Future puppeteers can learn how to create and put on a fun puppet show. 7-7:30 p.m. Key Biscayne Branch Library, 299 Crandon Blvd. 305-3616134. Free.

BROWARD COUNTY

Beach Theater: Electric Arrow. Enjoy the night with waterfront dining and outdoor performances. 7:30-9 p.m.

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Beach Theater, 200 Johnson St., Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or hollywoodfl.org. Free. See the Movie, Win the Book. Come out to watch a popular film and win the book the film was based on. 3-5 p.m. South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. 954-201-8821. Free. Stories for a Starry Night. This presentation for children in fourth grade and older, as well as adults, features stories and information about the objects that are currently visible in our evening sky, such as bright stars, planets and constellations. After the show, guests are welcome to gaze at the sky through a telescope at the observatory. 7 p.m. Buehler Planetarium and Observatory, Broward College Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie. 954-201-6681. $4. Word Wednesday. Stay ahead during the summer by practicing grammar and spelling. 2-4 p.m. Tyrone Bryant Branch Library, 2230 NW 21st Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954357-8210. Free.

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that make them. Afterward, travel in a caravan to Red Reef Beach Park to search for ocean treasures. 3:30-5 p.m Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 North Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Gumbolimbo.org. Members, $5; Non-members, $8. Hammock Trails. Explore the coastal hardwood hammock through a guided 0.3 mile long walk along the boardwalk. 10 a.m.-noon. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 North Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Gumbolimbo.org. Free. Hatchling Tales. Children 0-4 can enjoy can oceaninspired stories, music, and group activities. 10:30-11 a.m. Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach, 561-627-8280, ext. 107 or rmott@marinelife. org. Free. Lighthouse Sunset Tour. Tour the lighthouse and see the Jupiter Light shine in the night sky. Visitors will be able to see inside the watch room as well. Reservations are required and children must be at least four feet tall. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way. 561747-8380 ext. 101 or jupiterlighthouse.org. Members, $15; Nonmember, $20.

Thursday, June 13 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Puppet Workshop. Come learn how to create puppets and then perform with them. 2-3 p.m. JFK Library Branch, 190 W. 49 St., Hialeah. 305-821-2700 or hialeahfl.gov. Free.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY

Food Truck Invasion. Come out for a night of food and entertainment. 5-9:30 p.m. The Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd. 561-753-2484. Free. The Night Stalkers. See nature as the center’s nocturnal residents see it on this naturalist-led boardwalk tour. 7:30 p.m. Green Cay Nature Center, 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach. 561-966-7000. $5. Story Time! Bring children 0-7 years for book readings, songs and interactions with the touch tank animals. 9:30 a.m. Loxahatchee River District, 2500 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter. 561-743-7123 or info@loxahatcheeriver.org. Free.

Friday, June 14 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Movie Night at the Museum. Come out and see the film “Miami 1926.” 7:30 p.m. Miami Springs Historical Museum, 26 Westward Drive. 305-884-4406. Adults, $5; Children and Seniors, $2. Price includes popcorn and beverage.

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ArtsPark Movie Night. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to watch “The Incredibles.” 8-9:30 p.m. ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-9213500. Free.

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Beach Theater: Magic Bus. Enjoy the night with waterfront dining and outdoor performances. 7:30-9 p.m. Beach Theater, 200 Johnson St., Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or hollywoodfl.org. Free. Funtastic Friday. This event will feature face painting, games, and bounce houses. At 8 p.m., families can enjoy a movie in the Amphitheater. 5-8 p.m. ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or visithollywoodfl.org. Free. Wild Things Art Station: Wild Things Figures. Bring the beloved story to life by putting funs shapes and forms into standing figures. 1-3 p.m. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-0085 or youngatartmuseum.org. Free with paid museum admission.

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Movie Night. Come out and watch the movie “The Adventures of Tintin.” 8:30 p.m. The Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd. 561-753-2484. Free. Movie Time. Spend your Friday afternoon with a free movie. 1 p.m. Highland Beach Municipal Library, 3618 S. Ocean Blvd. 561-278-5455. Free. Screen on the Green. Bring the whole family for a movie on the lawn. 8 p.m. The Waterfront, 101 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-822-1515 or wpb.org. Free. Seining the Lagoon. Children 10 and up accompanied by an adult can explore the grasses of the Intracoastal Waterway behind Gumbo Limbo. Use nets to catch and release fish and other marinelife. Registration is required. 3:30-5 p.m Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 North Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Gumbolimbo.org. Members, $5; Non-members, $8.

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Celebrate Father’s Day. Celebrate the upcoming holiday with stories, crafts and more. 2-3 p.m. South Miami Branch Library, 6000 Sunset Drive. 305-667-6121. Free. Little Havana Cuban Cuisine and Culture Walk. Guests are invited on a refreshing walk to tour and sample the great Cuban food and beverages. Guide Pepe Menedez will show visitors the significance of the ceiba tree and explore

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Saturday, June 15, continued the social clubs of the neighborhood. After the tour, guests have the option of lunch at a Cuban restaurant. Registration is required. 10 a.m.-noon. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St. 305-375-1621 or citytours@historymiami.org. Members, $20; Nonmember, $30. Workshop: Doumbek Drumming. Beginners and experts alike are invited to come out and learn the basics of the doumbek, a hand drum commonly associated with Arabic and Turkish musical styles. 1-2:30 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St. 305-375-4590 or historymiami.org. Members, $15; Nonmember, $20.

BROWARD COUNTY

ArtsPark Creation Station. Children 5-10 can explore their creativity through an interactive art activity. 4-5:30 p.m. Saturdays. ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or hollywoodfl.org. Free. Creation Station. A gallery program designed for families to learn more about the visual arts through activities, such as creating a collage or crafting a sculpture out of recycled objects. 1-4 p.m. Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real. 561-392-2500. Museum admission: Adults, $8; Children, free. Magic Show. Enjoy an afternoon of tricks and wonders with a fun magic show. 1-2 p.m. Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines. 954-357-6733. Free. Puppet Show. Come see a fun retelling of the famous tale “The Tortoise and the Hare” with puppets. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Weston Branch Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston. 954-357-5430. Free. Superman Day. Dress up in your favorite costume and compete in the “Superhero” or “Superman” costume contest to win a prize. Afterward, watch the classic film and make a craft. Noon-2:30 p.m. Hallandale Beach Branch Library, 300 S. Federal Highway. 954-357-6380. Free. Weekend Farm Tours. Bring the family for a guided tour through the park’s educational farm complex. See some of your favorite farm animals including a cow, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tradewinds Park and Stables, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. 954-357-8870. $3.

There will be a gate entrance fee of $1.50 per person with the exception of children 5 and under. Wild Things Art Station: Wild Things Figures. Bring the beloved story to life by putting funs shapes and forms into standing figures. 1-3 p.m. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-0085 or youngatartmuseum.org. Free with paid museum admission.

PALM BEACH COUNTY

Beach Clean-up. Experience the fresh summer air and help the environment with a one hour beach cleanup. Following the event, enjoy a complimentary breakfast with beverages thanks to the Whole Foods Market in Palm Beach Gardens. Registration is required. 8-9 a.m. Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach, 561-627-8280, ext. 107 or bluefriends@marinelife.org. Free. Everglades Experience. Adventure seeks are invited to come on a guided canoe outing to an isolated tree island. Afterward, enjoy a fun hoke through the habitat and explore the native vegetation. Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes and clothing you are not afraid to get wet and muddy. Don’t forget to bring water, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. Reservations are required. 10 a.m. Grassy Waters Preserve. 8264 Northlake Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-804-4985. Adults, $12; Children, $4. 561-804-4985 or wbp.org/grassywaters. Kid’s Story Time. Come out for an hour of storytime held outside the gift store. Selected readings will be available for purchase afterward. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach, 561-627-8280, ext. 107 or rmott@marinelife.org. Free. Parenting in Nature. Break away from the computers and video games and bring the kids out into nature. Parents and children up to fifth grade can enjoy nature play in the garden with pre-screened volunteers. 9-11 a.m. Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. 561-2331757. Members, $10; nonmembers $14; children, free.

Sunday, June 16 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Family Sundays. Come out for a day of family fun as the Miami Marlins take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Enjoy pregame

activities including face painters, inflatables and interactive games. Radio Disney AM 990 will provide music for the event. Get there early for Snapshot Sunday which allows guests the chance to take a picture with a player. After the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases in the Diamond Dash. 11:30 a.m. 501 Marlins Way, Miami. 305-480-1300 or marlins.com. Activities are free but must have tickets to the game for Diamond Dash and Snapshop Sunday. Salsa Sundays. Come out for an hour of free instruction on the popular dance and an additional hour of open dancing. Expect great music, prizes and giveaways from radio station Z92 Zalsa y Mas. 3-5 p.m. Mall of the Americas, 7795 W. Flagler St., Miami. 305-220-7115. Free.

BROWARD COUNTY

Model Steam Train Rides. Experience the beautiful scenery on a half-mile train ride around a lake. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tradewinds Park and Stables, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. 954-357-8870 or 954-347-5608. $1 per ride. There will be a gate entrance fee of $1.50 per person with the exception of children 5 and under. Weekend Farm Tours. Bring the family for a guided tour through the park’s educational farm complex. See some of your favorite farm animals including a cow, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tradewinds Park and Stables, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. 954-357-8870. $3. There will be a gate entrance fee of $1.50 per person with the exception of children 5 and under. Wild Things Art Station: Wild Things Figures. Bring the beloved story to life by putting funs shapes and forms into standing figures. 1-3 p.m. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-0085 or youngatartmuseum.org. Free with paid museum admission.

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Newbie Canoe. Beginners can learn the basics of canoeing and paddle through the Everglades. Guests should bring water, a hat, and sunscreen. 10 a.m. Grassy Waters Preserve,

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Monday, June 17 BROWARD COUNTY

Bookopoly! Children 6-11 can play a life-sized board game featuring book trivia and challenges. 2:30-4 p.m. Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines. 954357-6733. Free.

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Monday, June 17, continued Food Trucks at ArtsPark. Over 20 different food trucks will offer various meals to purchase including B.C. Tacos, The Big Ragu Boba Station and The Rolling Stove. 5:30-10 p.m. ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-921-3500. Free admission. Puppet Safety Show. Learn how to stay safe during the summer in a cool way from the Pembroke Pines Police Department. 10-10:45 a.m. Pembroke Pines Branch Library, 955 NW 129th Ave. 954-357-6746. Free.

Tuesday, June 18 BROWARD COUNTY

Beach Theater: Travis Bridges. Enjoy the night with waterfront dining and outdoor performances. 7:30-9 p.m. Beach Theater, 200 Johnson St., Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or hollywoodfl.org. Free. Family Night with Food Trucks. Come out for a night of food and entertainment. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane. 954-357-5135 or foodtruckinvasion.com. Free. Nature Tots. Features stories, songs, arts and crafts and/or a short nature walk for children 2 to 4. Registration is required. 10-11 a.m. West Lake Park, 1200 Sheridan St., Hollywood. 954-357-5161. $5. Green Your Routine. Tweens 9-12 can learn fun and crafty ways to reuse, reduce and repurpose. 2-3 p.m. Alvin Sherman Library, Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Davie. 954-262-5477. Free.

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Hammock Trails. Explore the coastal hardwood hammock through a guided 0.3 mile long walk along the boardwalk. 10 a.m.-noon. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 North Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Gumbolimbo.org. Free. Lighthouse Chickee Chats. Bring a small mat or blanket for 45 minutes of story time and craft activities focusing on Florida history and local plants and animals. For children 10 and under. Registration required. 10:30 a.m. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way. 561747-8380 ext. 101 or jupiterlighthouse.org. Free.

Wednesday, June 19 BROWARD COUNTY

Beach Theater: Shadow Creek. Enjoy the night with waterfront dining and outdoor performances. 7:30-9 p.m. Beach Theater, 200 Johnson St., Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or hollywoodfl.org. Free. See the Movie, Win the Book. Come out to watch a popular film and win the book the film was based on. 3-5 p.m. South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. 954-201-8821. Free. Stories for a Starry Night. This presentation for children in fourth grade and older, as well as adults, features stories and information about the objects that are currently visible in our evening sky, such as bright stars, planets and constellations. After the show, guests are welcome to gaze at the sky through a telescope at the observatory. 7 p.m. Buehler Planetarium and Observatory, Broward College Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie. 954-201-6681. $4. The Never Everglades. Presented by the Fantasy Teatre Factory, this funny show is designed for children 3-10. Large groups must preregister. 10:30-11:30 a.m. North Regional/ BC Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. 954201-2626. Free. Tiny Diggers Dig Dinosaurs. Bring children 12-35 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement, finger painting and free play. 10:30-11:30 a.m. North Regional/ BC Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. 954201-2626. Free. Word Wednesday. Stay ahead during the summer by practicing grammar and spelling. 2-4 p.m. Tyrone Bryant Branch Library, 2230 NW 21st Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954357-8210. Free.

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Hammock Trails. Explore the coastal hardwood hammock through a guided 0.3 mile long walk along the boardwalk. 10 a.m.-noon. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 North Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Gumbolimbo.org. Free. Hatchling Tales. Children 0-4 can enjoy can oceaninspired stories, music, and group activities. 10:30-11 a.m. Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway One,

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Bark and Read. Children can read to and pet Flora, a licensed therapy greyhound. 3:30-4:30 p.m. West Kendall Regional Library, 10201 Hammocks Blvd. 305-385-7135. Free. Puppet Workshop. Come learn how to create puppets and then perform with them. 2-3 p.m. JFK Library Branch, 190 W. 49 St., Hialeah. 305-821-2700 or hialeahfl.gov. Free.

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Story Time! Bring children 0-7 years for book readings, songs and interactions with the touch tank animals. 9:30 a.m. Loxahatchee River District, 2500 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter. 561-743-7123 or info@loxahatcheeriver.org. Free.

Friday, June 21 BROWARD COUNTY

An Evening with the Stars. Spend a summer evening with the stars and see what’s really going on in the South Florida sky. For those who have never used a telescope, speakers will be on hand to cover basic telescope techniques and offer general astronomy information. 7 p.m. Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek. 954357-5198 or 954-384-0442. Free. Beach Theater: White Noise. Enjoy the night with waterfront dining and outdoor performances. 7:30-9 p.m. Beach Theater, 200 Johnson St., Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or hollywoodfl.org. Free. Funtastic Friday. This event will feature face painting, games, and bounce houses. At 8 p.m., families can enjoy a movie in the Amphitheater. 5-8 p.m. ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or visithollywoodfl.org. Free. Night at the Museum Camp. Enjoy a night out on the town while children 5 to 13 wear their coolest pajamas, bring their favorite blanket or pillow and have a blast with museum exploration, games, art activities, movies and more. A pizza dinner and

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Friday, June 21, continued popcorn are included. 6-11 p.m. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-5022. Members, $35; Nonmembers, $40. Wild Things Art Station: Monster Masks. Jump into the story and design your own monster masks. Afterward, show them off in the monster parade. 1-3 p.m. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-0085 or youngatartmuseum.org. Free with paid museum admission.

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Mommy, Mother Nature and Me: Fish. Bring your little ones 2-5 years old to learn what it’s like to live underwater as a fish. Kids will also make a “fish print” to take home. Registration is required. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Daggerwing Nature Center, 11435 Park Access Road, Boca Raton. 561-629-8760$4. Night Camp: Night of While Things. Kids 5-13 can enjoy a wild night with a pizza dinner and popcorn snack. Create your own “Wild Things” pop up and enjoy a screening of “Where the Wild Things Are.” Don’t forget to bring your favorite pillow or blanket and coolest pajamas. 6-11 p.m. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-0085 or youngatartmuseum.org. Members, $35; nonmembers, $40.

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Bear Cut Preserve Nature Trail Tour. Guests can experience a guided tour through the coastal marine environment to learn how plants and animals adapt and interact with one another. 10-11 a.m. Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. 305-365-3018 or miamidade.gov/ ecoadventures. $4.

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their creativity through an interactive art activity. 4-5:30 p.m. Saturdays. ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or hollywoodfl.org. Free. ArtsPark Live. Come out for a fun concert series showcasing South Florida talent. 9-10:15 p.m. ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-921-3500. Free admission. Beach Theater: Beach Day. Enjoy the night with waterfront dining and outdoor performances. 7:30-9 p.m. Beach Theater, 200 Johnson St., Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or hollywoodfl.org. Free. Music By-The-Sea. Enjoy an evening music right along the seaside. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Between State Road A1A and Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale by the Sea. 954-7712900. Free. Wild Things Art Station: Monster Masks. Jump into the story and design your own monster masks. Afterward, show them off in the monster parade. 1-3 p.m. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-0085 or youngatartmuseum.org. Free with paid museum admission.

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Free concert. Come out for a night of music featuring Beatlemaniax Tribute Concert. 8:30 p.m. The Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd. 561-753-2484. Free. Kid’s Story Time. Come out for an hour of storytime held outside the gift store. Selected readings will be available for purchase afterward. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach, 561-627-8280, ext. 107 or rmott@marinelife.org. Free. Saturday Movies. Teens can come out for a movie on a bigscreen television. 2 p.m. Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis St. 561-868-7703. Free.

Sunday, June 23 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Bear Cut Preserve Nature Trail Tour. Guests can experience a guided tour through the coastal marine environment to learn how plants and animals adapt and interact with one another. 10-11 a.m. Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. 305-365-3018 or miamidade.gov/ ecoadventures. $4.

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Wild Things Art Station: Monster Masks. Jump into the story and design your own monster masks. Afterward, show them off in the monster parade. 1-3 p.m. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-0085 or youngatartmuseum.org. Free with paid museum admission.

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Lighthouse Moonrise Tour. Tour the lighthouse and see the moon from a great view. Guests will have the opportunity to see the full moon from the top of the tower. Registration is required and children must be at least four feet tall. Time varies by moonrise. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way. 561-747-8380 ext. 101 or jupiterlighthouse.org. Members, $15; Nonmember, $20.

Monday, June 24 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Baby & Me. Parents can bring their infants up to six months to bond and learn about infant development. Participants will create a scrapbook and bring home baby items each week. Registration is required. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. South Miami Branch Library, 6000 Sunset Drive. 305-243-8425. Free. Fun Fest. Enjoy the summer with board games and more. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Kendale Lakes Branch Library, 15205 SW 88th St., Miami. 305-388-0326. Free. Summer Gaming Fun. Escape the summer heat and socialize indoors with some board games. 3:30-5 p.m. Pinecrest Branch Library, 5835 SW 111th St. 305-6684571. Free.

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Bookopoly! Children 6-11 can play a life-sized board game featuring book trivia and challenges. 2:30-4 p.m. Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines. 954357-6733. Free. Techie Tweens. Kids 8-12 can come out to socialize and play video games. 2-3 p.m. North Regional/BC Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. 954-201-2626. Free.

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Summer Author Tour. Children 8 and up with have the chance to meet author Jessi Hass who created the 2013 Girl of the Year book series featuring Saige. American Girl Miami, 8888 SW 136 St., Kendall. 877-247-5223 or americangirl. com. Free.

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front dining and outdoor performances. 7:30-9 p.m. Beach Theater, 200 Johnson St., Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or hollywoodfl.org. Free. Family Night with Food Trucks. Come out for a night of food and entertainment. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane. 954-357-5135 or foodtruckinvasion.com. Free. Live Animal Show. Children 6-11 are invited to join Otter John from Wild Florida Productions and his furry friends to learn about invasive animals. 2-3 p.m. Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. 954-357-7764. Free. Magic Show: Dig In and Read with Pirates. Sail the seven seas and help Pirate Pete find his lost treasure. Magic, balloon sculpting and audience participation await in this swashbuckling, comedic adventure on the sea. 11 a.m.noon. Tyrone Bryant Branch Library, 2230 NW 21st Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-357-8215. Free.

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Hammock Trails. Explore the coastal hardwood hammock through a guided 0.3 mile long walk along the boardwalk. 10 a.m.-noon. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 North Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Gumbolimbo.org. Free. Staying Above It. Teens are invited to an honest discussion about drugs and alcohol. Get questions answered and receive practical advice on the dangers of usage. 6-7:30 p.m. Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis St. 561868-7703. Free.

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Beach Treasures. Learn about seashells and the animals that make them. Afterward, travel in a caravan to Red Reef Beach Park to search for ocean treasures. 3:30-5 p.m Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 North Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Gumbolimbo.org. Members, $5; Non-members, $8. Hammock Trails. Explore the coastal hardwood hammock through a guided 0.3 mile long walk along the boardwalk. 10 a.m.-noon. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 North Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Gumbolimbo.org. Free. Hatchling Tales. Children 0-4 can enjoy can oceaninspired stories, music, and group activities. 10:30-11 a.m. Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway One,

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Wednesday, June 26, continued Juno Beach, 561-627-8280, ext. 107 or rmott@marinelife. org. Free. Lighthouse Sunset Tour. Tour the lighthouse and see the Jupiter Light shine in the night sky. Visitors will be able to see inside the watch room as well. Reservations are required and children must be at least four feet tall. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way. 561747-8380 ext. 101 or jupiterlighthouse.org. Members, $15; Nonmember, $20. Story and Craft Time. Bring children 3-6 to learn, read, and make crafts about animals and other nature-related topics. 10 a.m. Green Cay Nature Center, 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach. 561-966-7000 or greencay@ pbcgov.org. $2.

Thursday, June 27 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Puppet Workshop. Come learn how to create puppets and then perform with them. 2-3 p.m. JFK Library Branch, 190 W. 49 St., Hialeah. 305-821-2700 or hialeahfl.gov. Free.

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Mr. Aardvark Summer Show. Children 3-5 can meet the beloved character, sing along with him and play interactive games. There will also be a meet and greet for guests along with an opportunity for pictures. 1-2 p.m. Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. 954-357-7764. Free. Nature Tots. Features stories, songs, arts and crafts and/or a short nature walk for children 2 to 4. Registration is required. 10-11 a.m. Secret Woods Nature Center, 2701 W. State Road 84, Dania. 954-357-8884. $5.

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Food Truck Invasion. Come out for a night of food and entertainment. 5-9:30 p.m. The Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd. 561-753-2484. Free. Story Time! Bring children 0-7 years for book readings, songs and interactions with the touch tank animals. 9:30 a.m. Loxahatchee River District, 2500 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter. 561-743-7123 or info@loxahatcheeriver.org. Free.

Friday, June 28 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Saige’s Scavenger Hunt. Girls can embark on a funfilled scavenger hunt, collecting facts about newest Girl of the Year Saige and receive a free American Girl poster at the end. Children 2-13. 4 p.m. American Girl Miami, 8888 SW 136 St., Kendall. 877-247-5223 or americangirl.com. Free. Saige’s Art Event with Crayola Model Magic. Kids 8 and up can get creative with Saige and create a mini hotair balloon sculpture using Crayola Model Magic. American Girl Miami, 8888 SW 136 St., Kendall. 877-247-5223 or americangirl.com. Free. Saige’s Horse Collage Craft. Join Saige, the newest Girl of the Year, in creating a fun paper collage inspired by Saige’s love of art and horses. American Girl Miami, 8888 SW 136 St., Kendall. 877-247-5223 or americangirl.com. Free.

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ArtsPark Movie Night. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to watch “101 Dalmatians.” 8-9:30 p.m. ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-9213500. Free. Funtastic Friday. This event will feature face painting, games, and bounce houses. At 8 p.m., families can enjoy a movie in the Amphitheater. 5-8 p.m. ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or visithollywoodfl.org. Free. Ocean Scene Craft. Kids 6-12 are invited to get creative and make an ocean marine scene with paper and foam creatures. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-357-7504. Free. Splash Ahoy. Wear your best pirate gear for an evening of fun. There will be a bounce house, games, a movie, and splash time in the park’s Splash Adventure water playground. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Registration is required. 6-10 p.m. Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. 954-357-5100 or QuietWatersPark@ broward.org . $6. Wild Things Art Station: Ink Blot Creatures. Create your own creatures using ink and straws. 1-3 p.m. Young At

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Movie Night. Come out and watch the movie “Hugo.” 8:30 p.m. The Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd. 561-753-2484. Free. Movie Time. Spend your Friday afternoon with a free movie. 1 p.m. Highland Beach Municipal Library, 3618 S. Ocean Blvd. 561-278-5455. Free. Night at the Museum: Under the Sea. Relish in the colors and the mystery of the sea and check out the newest exhibit titled “Savaged Ancient Seas.” Explore the fun of marine science with ocean activities, demonstrations, labs, crafts and more. 6-10 p.m. South Florida Science Museum, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. 561-832-1988 or sfsm.org. General admission, $9; seniors 62 and up, $7.50; Children 3-12, $6. Admission is free for members. Seining the Lagoon. Children 10 and up accompanied by an adult can explore the grasses of the Intracoastal Waterway behind Gumbo Limbo. Use nets to catch and release fish and other marinelife. Registration is required. 3:30-5 p.m Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 North Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Gumbolimbo.org. Members, $5; Non-members, $8.

Saturday, June 29 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Bear Cut Preserve Nature Trail Tour. Guests can experience a guided tour through the coastal marine environment to learn how plants and animals adapt and interact with one another. 10-11 a.m. Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. 305-365-3018 or miamidade.gov/ ecoadventures. $4. Saige’s Scavenger Hunt. Girls can embark on a funfilled scavenger hunt, collecting facts about newest Girl of the Year Saige and receive a free American Girl poster at the end. Children 2-13. 4 p.m. American Girl Miami, 8888 SW 136 St., Kendall. 877-247-5223 or americangirl.com. Free. Saige’s Horse Collage Craft. Join Saige, the newest Girl of the Year, in creating a fun paper collage inspired by Saige’s love of art and horses. American Girl Miami, 8888 SW 136 St., Kendall. 877-247-5223 or americangirl.com. Free.

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Butterfly Walk. A park ranger will lead a walking tour through the hardwood hammocks. Learn about the species of butterflies and which plants attract them to your backyard. There will be butterfly plants available for purchase in the gift shop. Be sure to wear walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. Reservations are required. 10 a.m.-noon. Beach Outfitters and Gift Shop, John D. MacArthur Beach State, 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach. 561624-6952. Park admission, $5 per car. Kid’s Story Time. Come out for an hour of storytime held outside the gift store. Selected readings will be available for purchase afterward. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach, 561-627-8280, ext. 107 or rmott@marinelife.org. Free.

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Bear Cut Preserve Nature Trail Tour. Guests can experience a guided tour through the coastal marine environment to learn how plants and animals adapt and interact with one another. 10-11 a.m. Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. 305-365-3018 or miamidade.gov/ ecoadventures. $4.

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Wild Things Art Station: Ink Blot Creatures. Create your own creatures using ink and straws. 1-3 p.m. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-0085 or youngatartmuseum.org. Free with paid museum admission.

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