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Parental feeding styles

Help your kids develop a healthy relationship with food.

DEPARTMENTS 6 EDITOR’S NOTE 9 BROWARD NEWS Rescue exhibit coming to the Museum of Discovery and Science. 11 MIAMI-DADE NEWS Museum of Ice Cream extends its stay. 13 PALM BEACH NEWS

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Mother’s Day gifts

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South Florida kids debut on PBS show. 20 TRAVEL Summer space camps for kids and families. 23 STUFF WE LOVE Smarter Coffee, Bubble umbrellas and more. 24 GIVEAWAYS

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Win a Cocoon Cam baby monitor, a kids hammock and more. 54 BEDTIME ADVICE Creating a routine that works. 56 EASY LUNCHES Recipes to get you through the school year. 58 VIRTUAL PROTECTION Safeguarding your kids’ data online.

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The Fort Lauderdale Air Show is bringing the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to Fort Lauderdale Beach May 5-6. Admission is free to the festival on the beach from NE 16th Court to NE 19th Street; festival goers must pay for admission to premium viewing areas from just north of Sunrise Blvd. to NE 16th Court. In addition to the Thunderbirds’ F-16 fighter jets, there will be a C-17 GlobeMaster III, F-18 Super Hornet and other aircraft. There will also be a Coast Guard demo, parachute teams, aerobatic acts and formation flight teams. fortlauderdaleairshow.com

MAY 5 IS FREE COMIC DAY

Lauderdale Comics in Fort Lauderdale and Tate’s Comics in Lauderhill and Boynton Beach are celebrating the largest event in the comic book industry on Saturday, May 5: Free Comic Book Day. Tate’s is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with five free comics, plus bonus stickers and a special coupon. The festivities run 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Lauderdale Comics, 1929 S. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. Lauderdale Comics will also have five free comics, plus photos with local cosplayers, art, food from Super Heroes of Florida, a costume contest and more. Learn more at freecomicbookday.com.

YOUNG AT ART OFFERS DISCOUNTED ADMISSION

Young At Art in Davie is offering $10 Tuesdays throughout April and May. The Tuesday discount is a $2 savings off regular Broward resident rates. Museum visitors can ride a subway, visit a cave and discover a dig in ArtScapes; STOMP to the rhythm, build sand sculptures and recycled puppets in GreenScapes; learn about faraway customs in CultureScapes; and explore the world of Alice in WonderScapes. Young At Art is at 751 SW 121st Ave, Davie. youngatartmuseum.org

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‘Rescue’ exhibit coming to Museum of Discovery & Science BY JENNIFER JHON, SOUTH FLORIDA PARENTING EDITOR On the heels of its new Science Park opening, the Museum of Discovery and Science in downtown Fort Lauderdale is adding even more family fun and learning with “Rescue,” an interactive exhibition that allows visitors to learn about and experience high-intensity rescue scenarios carried out by emergency personnel in the air, on land and at sea. The new exhibit opens Saturday, May 19, with free admission for museum guests from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and an Eye of The Storm: Hurricane Science Mitigation and Preparedness event. The Eye of the Storm event will include interactive weather briefings and demonstrations by local meteorologists, presentations by FIU Wall of Wind Researchers, NOAA’s Hurricane Hunters, and live theater shows and demon-

strations, according to a museum news release. Developed in Australia, “Rescue” highlights the technological tools and vital skills needed in various emergency situations. Activity challenges such as locating a missing person will show the importance of teamwork and training. The interactive elements of “Rescue” include a life-sized rescue helicopter simulator, experiencing what it’s like to escape from a burning building, riding a jet ski to rescue a swimmer, role-playing as a news team reporter and more. “Rescue” is sponsored by Holy Cross Hospital and runs through Sept. 3.

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Code/Art Miami, a Digital Art Show & All-Girls Coding Competition on May 20, showcases art created through computer programming by girls in grades 3-12 in four categories: Animation, Interactive, 3D and Minecraft Mods. Attendees will be able to view and interact with the art, try their hand at coding and learn more about local STEAM resources at the event’s Tech Ed Expo. The mini coding workshops are coed and open to all ages. Workshops are included, but students must RSVP because space is limited, and they must bring a laptop. Adults $15; early bird $5; students free. 1-4 p.m. Newman Alumni Center @ UM, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables. codeart.miami

SALUTE TO HEROES WEEK

Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway in Miami, will honor all veterans, police, fire, law enforcement, EMT personnel, military personnel and electric company workers with free admission to Miami Seaquarium May 21-28. A valid military, first responder, or power and utility worker photo I.D. is required. Up to four accompanying family members will get half off admission. The park is also offering half-price animal encounter programs; call 305-361-5705 to reserve special pricing. Miami Seaquarium will also admit sworn officers, civilian employees and support staff from all city and county fire and law enforcement organizations, including: Florida Highway Patrol; Broward County Sheriff Office; District Attorney; correctional facilities (prisons); U.S. Marshals; ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms); the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); International Border Patrol; Immigration Naturalization Service (INS); Homeland Security; ambulance company EMTs; and reserve or volunteer fire fighters with valid ID. miamiseaquarium.com

Popular ice cream pop-up extends its run BY JOHNNY DIAZ, SUN SENTINEL We get the feeling that the Museum of Ice Cream, which opened last December, doesn’t really want to close. The Miami Beach attraction has extended its run for a final time, and will now close May 13. Museum officials previously said that Miami Beach attraction would close Feb. 26 before extending that to April 29. The four-story pop-up museum at 3400 Collins Ave. in the Faena District is a sweet kiss to all things icy and cool. Rooms are bedecked with bananas, gummy bears and giant pink bonbons. As visitors stroll through the rooms, they can sample frozen treats. Since its opening, the museum has drawn over 250,000 people including

students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High who were offered free admission last month. Model Kate Upton surprised them at the end of their visit. Visitors have been known to jump into a mini-pool topped with sprinkles which became an environmental issue in January and was then resolved, according to the city of Miami Beach. The museum is open Wednesdays through Mondays, entry costs $38 per person. Children under 3 get in free. For more information, visit museumoficecream.com or call 855-258-0719.

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PBS to debut ‘Kid Stew’ show with creator James Patterson BY JENNIFER SHAPIRO-SACKS, SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Traveling back in time in a phone booth time machine to visit Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci and Cleopatra are just some of the segments that make up the new PBS show “Kid Stew,” created by author James Patterson. The show, which is geared toward preteens, features children from South Florida who perform skits about moments in history, parodies and music videos, tell jokes and interview authors, artists and other children who have a variety of talents. The series premiered in April on WPBT-Ch. 2 and on WXEL-Ch. 42 with a four-episode marathon, according to Joyce Belloise, vice president of Content and Community Partnerships at South Florida PBS. “Kids can expect to have a lot of fun watching it. It’s very fast paced, and really tailored for preteens. While they are learning throughout the program, it’s so much fun they don’t realize they are learning. I know they will enjoy the music video segments, and the cast of kids are so relatable and natural,” she said. One of the stars is Blake McCall, an 11-year-old sixth grader at Bak Middle School of the Arts, who said one of the things he enjoyed most about being a part of “Kid Stew” was bonding and becoming friends with the cast. “I enjoyed being with all my friends because even though we were only together for two weeks, it felt like we were together forever. I made friends that I will have for the rest of my life,” he said. His favorite segments to film were the time-travel scenes he starred in with another cast member, as well as the music videos, especially the one in

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which he portrays John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin, he said. Blake, who like the other cast members had to audition for the show, has done musical theater since age 6. He said he hopes children who watch “Kid Stew” learn something while having fun. “I hope they learn that art, creativity, books and reading is fun and that they should keep doing that and to encourage older kids to keep watching PBS Kids and to keep reading,” he said. “Kid Stew” was shot in different locations throughout South Florida, including the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens and Silverball Pinball Museum, both in Delray Beach; Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach; and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in

Boca Raton. The Eunice Joyce Gardiner Charitable Foundation funded the first four episodes and has also provided funding for the next four, Belloise said. Filming for the next four episodes will take place over the summer and Belloise said PBS is working with the kids to see if filming fits into their schedules. Blake said he is “really excited about the show” and plans to be in it again. “I would love to do it again because I think film and TV is really cool and since this is a first-time thing for me and it’s really changed my life, and I made so many friends,” he said.

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LIVING A BALANCED LIFE WITH ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA How does a family with allergies make life seem so effortless? It’s a balancing act of knowledge, preparation, open conversation, some frustration and an extra dose of empathy. In other words, it takes a village. Good thing they are not contagious; they are a condition, they are not the problem, they just create a new normal. THE ALLERGIST it all begins with the assistance of the allergist and its team. Seek test, diagnosis and treatment from specialized professionals. READ AND DO YOUR RESEARCH get familiar with the terms, anaphylaxis, epinephrine, allergy and intolerance, anti-histamine, 504 plan. Where? There are two professional entities the AAAAI and ACAAI. Our website www.florida-allergy.com also. TALK WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS after you have made yourself acquainted with the dos and don’t’s it’s time to make all who surround you aware of the changes that will ensue. It doesn’t have to be intimidating, overwhelming or judgmental, take it as walk in the park, invite them to your new life. MEET WITH THE CARETAKERS: Teacher, school personnel, coaches and all who are with your children while they are not with you with asthma or allergy plan signed by the allergist, inform them of the condition and protocols. GADGETS T-shirts, bracelets, temporary tattoos, stickers, movies, books, phone and tablet apps are new ways of learning, keeping things under watch and maintaining a discreet level of control over the many occasions of exposure to allergens and asthma triggers. TRAVELING HAPPY contact the airline, provide information the crew has to be given regarding your condition, whether you are asthmatic or have food allergies, ask to be seated first and proceed to wipe as much as you can. Before reaching the destination, search online for allergy free restaurants, hotels and laws if visiting a different country. INCLUSION is the word that will make you step in to a balanced life, find the alternative solutions, adopt a positive disposition. Leading allergy & asthma practice in South Florida, trusted since 1974 Board certified physicians with extensive experience treating children & adults 17 conveniently located offices in Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Parental feeding styles can have consequences for kids BY CASEY SEIDENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON POST

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eeding children can be challenging. They can be picky eaters. They may start rejecting foods they once loved or feel too afraid to try new ones. They may refuse vegetables and insist that ketchup top everything. All these behaviors are normal, but there are right ways and wrong ways to respond. We can help our kids push through these periods with healthy habits intact, or we can lead them toward overeating, emotional eating or picky eating. Dina Rose is a sociologist, parent educator and author of “It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating,” about creating and nurturing healthy relationships with food. “When parents are really heavily focused on their kids, such as ‘How can I get my kid to eat this,’ or on the food, such as ‘What can I cook that is nutritious,’ it is difficult for them to focus on the interactions they have with their children and what those interactions teach,” she said. In her book, Rose breaks down many of the mistakes parents make when feeding their children. “If you know your type, you can see how it influences your child and then compensate,” she said.

healthful ones even when the kids resist. The result: Mealtime becomes a battleground. Kids won’t learn to listen to their own hunger cues when forced to eat foods they don’t want, which can lead to adult overeating or binge-eating unhealthy foods.

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The profile: Nurturers believe that food equals love. Watching a child’s face light up at an ice cream cone makes them feel fantastic because nurturers often believe that treats are an essential part of a happy childhood. The result: Giving kids treats to express love usually means these kids eat more unhealthy food than they should. These children also learn to confuse feelings with food. Love is a feeling; food is just food.

THE FOOD POLICE

The profile: Food police do not allow their children to eat candy or drink soda, prohibit anything with high-fructose corn syrup or artificial dyes, and restrict sweets to homemade brownies made with black beans and applesauce. These parents become overly restrictive with less healthful foods or force their children to eat the 16

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The profile: Nutritionistas know so much about nutrition and are so worried about getting specific nutrients into their kids that they lose sight of the big picture. They often settle on less healthy foods because, for instance, the hot dog they feed their son every night has some protein, the ice cream has some calcium and the Gatorade has some electrolytes. The result: These children usually have a very limited diet of less-than-healthy foods and a parent who is constantly worried about nutrients.

HUNGER AVOIDERS

The profile: Hunger avoiders are parents who are uncomfortable letting their children be hungry, ever. They give their kids the foods they like at all times. These parents often are afraid their child will be underweight and will not develop properly. The result: Hunger avoiders usually

raise kids who eat a monotonous diet of a few favorite foods, kids who snack too much and kids who use their hunger to get their parents’ attention. It can cue overeating.

COMFORTERS/REWARDERS

The profile: Comforters use food to stop their child from having uncomfortable feelings, such as pain from a skinned knee or disappointment from a bad grade. Rewarders are similar to comforters, but instead of masking uncomfortable feelings with treats, rewarders dole out sugar to celebrate every success and happy moment. The result: Treating feelings (bad or good) with food can lead to emotional eating and overeating. Children learn that feeling upset is the same as feeling hungry when we’d rather teach them how to deal with those uncomfortable emotions through communication, self-care or even a hug. What can parents do? Rose said the key to changing eating habits is to start with a conversation that recognizes the feelings of the child. Then you can address the specific issues that need to change and make a plan with your child.


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oungsters whose eyes are on the families. And they are popular, so make skies have such galactic sumreservations as early as possible. mer space camps to choose from this year that it can be hard to get off the KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, launch pad. CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA Planning begins with choosing The nearest space camp for South from an array of programs that Florida is the Kennedy Space focus on aviation, space, Center at Cape Canaveral, SO YOU KNOW robotics and cyber skills, all where NASA-based, weekBoth day camp and of them with a futuristic long science and engineersleep-in camps are focus on some aspect of ing day camps are schedoffered at Huntsville. the space program. All uled from June 4 through Kennedy Space are STEM focused, and Aug. 3. According to grade Center and Houston because they’re all located level, campers learn about have day camps only. at actual NASA space living and working in centers, campers will be space, growing vegetables in taught by NASA scientists or space and robotics. They visit even by real astronauts. Mars thanks to virtual reality Programs kick in at early ages and and design and build rockets and space go into advanced programs for teens, equipment. college-age students and even entire New at the Cape this year is the Astro-

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naut Training Experience Center, located at the main visitor complex. Campers will dive into missions such as problem-solving on a Mars mission, a spacewalk in microgravity, a botany lab, building equipment using robots and guided tours of the world-famous complex. With all facilities of the Kennedy Space Center on hand, campers can see, touch, hear and feel the rumble. Tuition includes lunch and snacks daily, a Camp KSC T-shirt and a graduation open house with modified admission tickets for the camper’s family. If you can’t take your child directly to the camp and pick them up each day, transport is available from locations in Orlando, Viera, Satellite Beach and West Melbourne during specified weeks and times.


U.S. SPACE AND ROCKET CENTER, HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA

The largest choice of camps, subject matter, age groups and dates is in the cool mountains of northern Alabama. The center in Huntsville, also known as Rocket City, is the only NASA center where both day camps and overnight camps are offered, some of them throughout the year. While all space camps study all aspects of space exploration, Huntsville offers tighter focus with specific camps on aviation, robotics, space or mathematics. For example, the Mach I Aviation Camp for ages 9-11 starts with the basics of the military lifestyle. Trainees learn shelter building and food procurement, survival tactics and water-survival skills with hands-on activities in an on-site manmade lake that is treated to swimming pool standards. The Family Space Camp adventure is three days, two nights for ages 7 and up. You’ll launch simulated missions to the International Space Station, train like an astronaut on the Multi-Axis Trainer, construct and launch your own model rocket, and learn about the past, present and future of space exploration.

SPACE CENTER HOUSTON, TEXAS

Like Kennedy Space Center, Space Center Houston offers only day camps, but for South Florida families who want make a Texas vacation out of it, there are some important advantages. Groups start younger, as early as ages 4-5. A week-long Space Center University program is offered for ages 11-14 and 15-18. Classroom and hands-on sessions focus on robotics, rocketry, thermal protection systems and space habitats. Day camp sessions are 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., but parents can extend their days by purchasing before-care starting at 7

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Kennedy Space Center day camps are in June and July only, ending Aug. 3. 855-433-4210, kennedyspacecenter.com/ camps-and-education/camp-kennedyspace-center

Space Center Houston day camp dates are in June and July. Dates vary according to age group. 281-283-4755, spacecenter.org or reservations@spacecenter.org U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, 800-637-7223, rocketcenter.com/daycamps or spacecamp.com

GOOD TO KNOW All three space centers are major tourist attractions in themselves, with IMAX movies and outstanding displays of rockets and other space gear. Huntsville is in the scenic mountains of northern Alabama with many natural and historic sites nearby. Its outstanding children’s and science museums are staffed by volunteer space scientists and engineers. Houston has city attractions, including a children’s museum and science museum. It’s close to Galveston and Gulf of Mexico beaches. Some programs qualify for Girl Scout or Boy Scout badges. For advanced courses at Huntsville, a security check and drug test may be required. Age requirement may also be based on grade level completed or currently enrolled. Both day camp and sleep-in camps are offered at Huntsville; Kennedy Space Center and Houston have day camps only. A campground with RV sites is on the campus at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. Reserve early. Waitlists are available.

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Kindhood’s bamboo and cotton poncho towels are the perfect accessory for the pool or beach, especially in months when the wind and cooler water temperatures can chill little ones. Kindhood ponchos are super soft and absorbent, and the quick-dry terrycloth interior and hood provide warmth and protection for little ones. The ponchos also look adorable on kids, and the front pocket is great for storing snacks and seashells. Kindhood ponchos are available in five patterns and sizes XS-L. $57, kindhood.com

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Mommy and Me moments Make May a month to remember BY JOANIE COX-HENRY

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here’s nothing more precious ing a child’s brain development while than “mommy and me” time, so offering behavior-boosting exercises for it’s essential to carve out time for children and their parents. “At my class, those special moments before your child the parents do not drop the kids off and becomes a tween and reserves weekleave,” Baez said. “Parents are reends and school breaks for quired to be there and participafriends and activities as far te.” DID YOU KNOW? away from their parents as Baez’s classes are split possible. into two age groups — 2-4 A child’s cognitive In fact, a child’s cogniand 5-9 — so each group of and social skills have tive and social skills have children can thrive among been linked to been linked to spending their parents and peers. spending more time more time with their “Classes with a ‘Mommy with their mother mother between the ages and me’ [or parent and me] between the ages of of 3 and 7, according to set-up strengthen trust bonds 3 and 7. study by academics from the and enhance developmental University of Essex and Uniand social skills,” she said. versity College London that was reBaez has also found that providing an ported on theguardian.com. educational component to parents has Miami-based Pediatric Occupational made a major difference in how parents Therapist Amy Baez, who created “Playretain what their children are learning. ful Jams” to encourage parent/child “Parents then have a better undertime, enjoys devoting her class to improvstanding of what’s really going on with 26

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their child,” she said. “Parents also get to see a different approach to teaching their children. It takes the parent out of their comfort zone. It also gives children a break from technology, which many children often need.” Many art and children’s museums, as well as companies such as My Gym and Gymboree, offer parent-child classes designed to boost children’s learning and bonding at the same time. Get in the “Mommy and Me” zone with South Florida experiences that can give you and your little one plenty of memories to smile about:

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Get in shape while bonding with your little one with Zumbini classes Mondays 11:15 a.m. to noon through May 21 with instructor Andrea Hantman. Classes are also offered Tuesdays 11:15 a.m. to noon through May 22. Created by Zumba and BabyFirst for kids ages zero to four, the Zumbini allows you to sing, dance and play with your child and continue the fun with take home books, music and even a TV show to bring the experience home with you. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium’s Early Childhood Classroom, 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach, Sfsciencecenter.org Children 18 months to four years can join their mommy, daddy, grandparent or caregiver while getting a taste of chemistry, biology, physics, and geology through play- based, hands-on activities that involves story-time, a science activity, arts and crafts, and music and movement. The "Vroom, Zoom, Boom" session running through May 31 allows students and parents a chance to discover how boats float, planes soar and what makes cars go vroom. The class runs once a week 11 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. for six consecutive weeks. Cost is $100 per parent-child pair. Email programs@sfsciencecenter.org for additional information. Kids Need More Art Jupiter – Tiny Kids, 1155 Main St., Suite 116, Jupiter, Kidsneedmoreart.com For just $15 per session, children ages 2-4 can meet Mondays and Tuesdays 11 a.m.-noon during school year to attend art classes with moms, dads, relatives or guardians. Children will get the opportunity to get messy and make some meaningful art. The fun can continue at home with an art-to-go kit.

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Craft It, 3833 W Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, Craftitfl.com Imagine painting a cool piggy bank or a plate that could one day become a family heirloom. Craft It Pottery & Canvas Painting Art Studio is a fun way to spend a few hours of the day unleashing your inner Picasso with a loved one. Along with a location in Delray Beach, the Deerfield Beach location accepts walkins, so you can have a impromptu painting day without the stress of having to pre-schedule something, which is always a bonus when dealing with the unpredictability of a child’s schedule. You can also sign up for coupons to receive discounts 28

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child programs that help families and children to learn, play, and grow together. The Jim & Jan Moran Family Center Village is filled with innovative, fun and educational environments; indoor and outdoor playgrounds; and a magical water-play fountain. Parent-child classes start for children as young as 6 weeks, and include Play Together, MusicTogether, sports and Ooey, Gooey, Messy Fun!

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on Craft It’s website. Rockin’ Jump @ Xtreme Action Park, 5300 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, Ftlauderdale.rockinjump. com Put on some old school House of Pain tunes and get ready to “Jump Around.” Rockin’ Jump inside Xtreme Action Park offers “Rockin’ Tots” Monday through Friday while Broward County schools are in session. The special gives three hours of jump time for children under 6 with a parent for just $15. Each additional child will cost only $3. Not only will you squeeze in a fun, calorie-clobbering workout, but think of how well your kids will nap after a trampoline session. Call 954-656-1241 before you go to confirm availability. C By Me, 4624 Hollywood Blvd., No. 203, Hollywood, Cbyme.com Just in time to make a meaningful mother’s day gift to cherish, parents and children will be able to paint a 3D Butterfly themed canvas masterpiece. The painting session is 4-6 p.m. May 6 and open to artists ages 4-12. Cost is $45 per parent-child pair includes all materials and instruction. $15 per additional child. For information, email info@cbyme.com. The Parenting Place at NSU’s Mailman Segal Center For Human Development, 3301 College Ave., Davie, nsuinfo.nova.edu/MSC/parenting/ index.html The Parenting Place offers parent-

Mommy & Me Salon, 8200 W. Hialeah Gardens Blvd Bay 10, Hialeah, Mommyandmesalon.com This mother-daughter-owned business is a magical salon where mothers, daughters, granddaughters, nieces and friends can get joint manicure and pedicure services, professional wash and blowout hairstyling services, mini-facials and makeup makeovers. Unleash your littlest lady’s inner princess with this posh, yet priceless beauty bonding experience. Miami City Ballet Toddler & Me, Roca Center, 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach, miamicityballet.org/school/ community/drop-in In this class, your tiny dancer will be introduced to the exploration of movements and rhythms in a fun and educational atmosphere. These creative movements help stimulate and strengthen both mental and physical coordination while allowing your child to discover the joy of music and movement. Toddler & Me is open to all parents, grandparents, caregivers and toddlers ages 1-2 every Saturday at 9 a.m. Single classes and class packages are available. Le Petite Spa, 37 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, Lepetiteyouthspa.com Le Petite Spa is the ultimate girly girl experience for children and moms. There are various spa packages available, such as facials, massage, manis, pedis, hair and makeup for parties as well as individual appointments for four spa services for 30 minutes. Unity on the Bay, 411 NE 21st St., Miami, Unityonthebay.org Learn new ways to play with your children while also having a fun time together with “Playful Jams,” an interactive class designed to build more meaningful family time while offering behavior, body and brain boosting exercises for children and parents. Classes are offered Saturdays through May 5 for ages 2-4 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and ages 5-9 from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Cost is $30 per class per child.


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FOR THE ‘SPA MOM’

Most spas offer some sort of discounted package for Mother’s Day. Don’t see one listed on their website? No problem. Pick up the phone and call to check. Many spa managers are happy to accommodate all types of budgets, especially when mom is the receiver.

FOR THE ‘SPORTY MOM’

Take her to your local running store to have her feet professionally measured and analyzed so that she is sure to get the right kind of sneakers for the right kind of workout. This is something that moms don’t feel like they have the time to do, but secretly want to do because their feet are oh so achy. A cute workout outfit can’t hurt either. There’s nothing like heading to your favorite Barre class in your new spandex leggings and tank top.

FOR THE ‘SIMPLISTIC MOM’

Does she like to keep things simple? She enjoys the basics of everyday life and doesn’t like to fuss over flowers or chocolates? No problem. Even the most laidback, simplistic mom needs a little TLC on Mother’s Day. Treat her to breakfast in bed, a handmade card from her children or an afternoon nap coupled with the lights off and the door closed – no interruptions allowed.

FOR THE ‘SUPER MOM’

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breaking a sweat, the bar can be pretty high. So here’s the plan: Send her away for the day. Take the day off and surprise her with a day out. When she wakes up in the morning, eat breakfast together as a family and tell her you have a few things planned for her. You could even take it a step further and turn it into a scavenger hunt. Give her one note that says, “Your first clue is waiting for you where you brew your coffee each morning.” The ideas are endless. This type of day serves more than one purpose. First, it lets her know that you’re thinking about her. Second, it lets her know that she matters. Third, it’s fun. And who doesn’t need a little fun in their lives?

FOR THE ‘TIRED MOM’

I think we’re all a little tired these days, but you know the moms I’m talking about. These moms have a lot of kids, or have recently had a baby and don’t sleep much at night. These moms need a break, so give her exactly that. Let her have the whole house to herself. You take the kid(s) and leave. the. house. When moms are tired, the last thing they want to do is think about getting ready and going somewhere. Trust me, I dreamt about this very thing when I had my very first baby. Best. Gift. Ever.

FOR THE ‘NEW MOM’

Yay! This mom just had her first baby and is still glowing from the crazy hormones. These moms are the easiest to please, because they’re so overwhelmed by their new precious bambino that nothing can burst their bubble. Get her a cute necklace with the baby’s name and birth-

Whether this is your first pregnancy or fifth, being pregnant takes Mother’s Day to a whole new level. You are hormonal, tired, possibly overwhelmed and might not really know what you want. That’s OK. Pregnant moms always enjoy a date with their partners. Schedule a night out and enjoy each other’s company. If you have other kids at home, get a babysitter or ask grandma and grandpa to watch them for a few hours. She will love the fact that she can sneak in some alone time with you before the new baby arrives.

FOR THE ‘ROMANTIC MOM’

I think we all secretly want some sort of romance in our lives. This mom likes the dozen red roses, heartfelt card and chocolates in a foil-wrapped heart-shaped box. You might even throw in a few balloons and a stuffed teddy bear that says “I love you.” Spend the extra few dollars and take her out to dinner. You don’t have to bust the budget, but think outside of the box, and if going out to eat is not in the finances, have a picnic inside on your living room floor. Now that’s romantic. Moms, you might want to leave this article somewhere where your loved ones might notice it (wink, wink). A little help in the idea department never hurt anyone. Mother’s Day is May 13th, so take the opportunity to acknowledge moms for the amazing people they are.

Meagan Ruffing is a parenting journalist and mother to three. She enjoys encouraging moms everywhere and does just that in her debut book, “I See You: Helping Moms Go from Overwhelmed to In Control.” Follow her on Facebook at writermeaganruffing and at meaganruffing.com.


Mother’s Day experiences BY JOANIE COX-HENRY AND JENNIFER JHON A number of Mother’s Day brunches and other specials are being offered in South Florida on Mother’s Day weekend, May 12-13, for the special mom in your life. Find more Mother’s Day events online at SouthFloridaParenting.com.

May 12

MOTHERS ARE OH SO SWEET MOTHER'S DAY EVENT, Plantation Community Center, 5555 Palm Tree Road, Plantation, Plantation.org Mothers and children ages 5 and up can enjoy an evening of fun, snacks and drinks with Glow in the Dark painting on canvas and sweets for everyone from 5:30 to 8 p.m. All supplies are included. The cost is $35 for a mother and child, and $15 for each additional child. Space is limited so sign up early. BUTTERFLY WORLD, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, Butterflyworld.com Moms can flutter into Butterfly World on Mother’s Day weekend, May 12-13, at the discounted price of $10. Admission is $29.95, or $21.95 for ages 3-11. The weekend entry fee for Tradewinds Park is $1.50 for age 6 and older.

May 13

FLAMINGO GARDENS MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie, Flamingogardens.org

Celebrate Mother’s Day in style surrounded by more than 3,000 species of exotic plants and native Florida animals, such as bears, bobcats, flamingos, alligators and more. Catered by Culinary Affairs, this year’s brunch will include a seafood station with shrimp cocktail, salmon asprig, crabmeat salad, a carving station with dijon apricot roast pork loin, oven roasted herb beef strip loins and oven roasted turkey breast, omelet and breakfast stations, salad stations, cheese platters, assorted breads and decadent desserts such as red velvet cake, chocolate cake, chocolate eclairs, cream puffs, cookies, brownies and cupcakes. Adults $48.95; mothers $38.95; ages 3-11 $33.95. MOVIES WITH MIMOSAS, Silverspot Cinema, 4441 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Silverspot. net Treat mom from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a threecourse brunch with mimosa or Bloody Mary and movies. Admission is $30 per adult and $12 per child, including a main course, soft drink and dessert. Feast on Greek Yogurt with honey and granola, Caesar Salad, a smoked salmon plate

with capers, onion, crème fraiche and toasted bagel; or tomato soup or pastry plate. The second course includes various egg and pancake dishes, pasta, salmon or steak choices. Seating is limited, so call ahead for reservations. XTREME ACTION PARK MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH, 5300 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, Xtremeactionpark.com Bring Mom to a simple Mother’s Day Brunch at the All-American Cafe Food Court from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. then enjoy the fun inside Xtreme Action Park. Mom’s brunch is free with the purchase of an adult ($10) or child ($5) brunch ticket. Assorted fruit danishes, eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles and fruit salad will be served. Mimosas are $2 each. MIAMI SEAQUARIUM, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, Miamiseaquarium.com Moms can get free admission to Miami Seaquarium May 7-13, and up to four accompanying family members will get half off admission. Moms can also enjoy a free animal experience at the park when booking another participant in advance at 305-365-2501.

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FAMILY | FUN

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo BY DENISE MORRISON YEARIAN

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inco de Mayo is a day set aside to celebrate Mexico’s victory over the French in 1862. On May 5, Mexicans celebrate with parties, parades and other festivities. Even if you don’t have a Hispanic heritage, you can party up with these fun crafts for kids.

MAKE A SOMBRERO

The sombrero is a wide-brimmed Mexican hat that comes in many designs, patterns, textures and colors. Materials: Plain newsprint or newspaper Paint Masking tape Scissors Hole punch Yarn 1. Stack 5 sheets of newspaper. 2. Have an adult center newspaper over child’s head. Wrap masking tape three times around the newspaper at the crown of the head. 3. Place sombrero on table and trim the brim of the hat into the shape of a large circle. 32

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4. Roll outer edges of brim upward and secure with masking tape. 5. Paint hat. Let dry. 6. Punch holes around the outer brim, just inside the masking tape border. 7. Wrap tape around one end of a long piece of string. Lace string through holes and around the outer brim to create decorative stitching.

DAZZLING DAHLIAS

Dahlias, large flowers native to Mexico, are the country’s national flower. Materials: Brightly-colored tissue paper Pipe cleaners Scissors Ruler 1. Cut paper into squares measuring 8-by-8 inches. 2. Stack 12 pieces of paper. Make accordion pleats that are about ¾ -inch wide. 3. Wrap one end of the pipe cleaner around the center of the accordion pleated paper. Twist to secure in place. 4. Carefully separate paper layers, pulling them up toward the center.

MEXICAN MARACAS

Materials: Empty water bottle with lid Masking tape Markers Wide-mouth funnel Dried beans 1. Wrap the entire water bottle, except opening, with masking tape. 2. Use markers to create a colorful design. 3. Place funnel inside bottle opening. Fill bottle 1⁄3 full with dried beans. Secure with lid.

MARIACHI GUITAR

Materials: Shoe box with lid Markers Large rubber bands Scissors Empty paper towel roll Pencil Masking tape 1. Remove lid from box. Draw and cut an oval shape in the center of the lid to create the guitar opening.


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2. Place five rubber bands around the lid that stretch across the hole. 3. On the left side of the hole, secure a pencil under the rubber bands. 4. On the right side of the box, cut a round hole the size of the paper towel roll. 5. Insert paper towel roll into the hole to create the neck. Secure with tape. 6. Place box lid over the box. (Rubber bands can be adjusted to wrap box, if preferred.) Secure lid with masking tape. 7. Decorate “guitar” with markers, paint, stickers or other embellishments.

FLOUR TORTILLAS

Ingredients: Flour, 2 cups Salt, ¾teaspoon Butter, 4 tablespoons Warm water, ½cup Measuring cups Mixing bowl Waxed paper Rolling pin Griddle 1. Mix flour and salt. Cut in butter. Add water, mix and shape into a ball. Divide into 8 balls. Set aside 30 minutes.

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2. Place one ball of dough between two pieces of waxed paper and roll into a flat circle. 3. Place onto griddle. When slightly brown, flip to other side. 4. Fill with cheese, eggs, meat, sugar and cinnamon or any other favorite filler.

Mariachi music is the most wellknown genre of Mexican folk music and is one of the most familiar traditions of Cinco de Mayo. Mariachi music has a distinct sound, and band members wear ornate costumes that have come to symbolize Mexico. The mariachi ensemble generally consists of four or five people who sing and play a five-stringed, highpitched acoustic guitar; a large acoustic bass guitar; violins; and at least one trumpet. Mariachi is perfect for festive occasions because of its upbeat tempo and vibrant sounds. Because of this, it is often heard at Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Mexican weddings, parties and some restaurants. Even Americans know the two most popular mariachi songs, “La Cucaracha” and the “Jarabe Tapatío” or “Mexican Hat Dance.”

Denise Yearian is the former editor of two parenting magazines and the mother of three children and four grandchildren.

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Family Outings & Activities Broward: Best Family Event

A Day For Children at NSU Cooper City Touch-a-Truck Cooper City Founders Day Davie Orange Blossom Festival, Rodeo and Parade Family Fun Fridays at the Village at Gulfstream Park Family Hayride and Campfire at Broward County Parks Flamingo Fest at Flamingo Gardens Florida Panthers hockey games Florida Renaissance Festival Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade Funtastic Fridays at ArtsPark in Hollywood Hollywood Beach Candy Cane Parade KID Duck Fest Derby Marando Farms Family Fun Fest Memorial Day KidzFest @ Flamingo Gardens Model Train Rides at Tradewinds Park Monday Food Trucks in Hollywood Plantation 4th of July Parade Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Plantation South Florida Parenting Holiday Fest StoryFest at Alvin Sherman Library Winterfest Boat Parade

Miami-Dade: Best Family Event

Adrienne Arsht Center Free Family Fest Series BunnyPalooza at Miami Seaquarium Coconut Grove Arts Festival Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival Day Out With Thomas: The Friendship Tour Deering Estate Seafood Festival Family Day at the Coral Gables Museum Free Fridays at the Miami Children’s Museum Fun and Fit as a Family Green Day: Miami Shores Street Fair Miami International Book Fair Miami Youth Fair Palmetto Bay Picnic PAMM Free Second Saturdays at Perez Art Museum Pinto Farm Easter event Polar Express at Gold Coast Railroad Museum River Cities Festival Miami Springs Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Palm Beach: Best Family Event

Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities Boo at the Zoo Boynton Beach and Delray Beach Holiday Boat Parade Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash Piles of Smiles Snow Day at Sugar Sand Park Shriek Week at Sugar Sand Park South Florida Fair Street Painting Festival in Lake Worth SunFest Sweet Corn Fiesta

Broward: Best Park/Play area

ArtsPark at Young Circle Holiday Park, Fort Lauderdale C.B. Smith Park, Pembroke Pines Hollywood Beach Dog Park Markham Park, Sunrise Miramar Regional Park Peter Feldman Park and playground, Fort Lauderdale Pine Trails Park, Parkland Plantation Woods Playground and Water Splash Play Area Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield Beach T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park, Hollywood Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek Tree Tops Park, Davie Volunteer Park, Plantation Vista View Park, Davie Von D. Mizell and Eula Johnson State Park (formerly John U. Lloyd Park), Dania Beach

Miami-Dade: Best Park/Play area

Biscayne Park Coral Reef Park David T. Kennedy Park Flamingo Park Greynolds Park Oleta River State Park Salvadore Park South Pointe Park Tom Sawyer Island at Amelia Earhart Park Tropical Park

Palm Beach: Best Park/Play area

Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park Commons Park John Prince Memorial Park Okeeheelee Park Patch Reef Park Riverbend Park Sugar Sand Park Tiger Shark Cove Park Veterans Park

Broward: Best Place to Get Wet

Caporella Aquatic Center Castaway Island @ T-Y Park Paradise Cove @ C.B. Smith Park Plantation Woods Playground Splash Adventure @ Quiet Waters Park Tropical Splash @ Central Broward Regional Park Wilton Manors Park

Miami-Dade: Best Place to Get Wet

Grapeland Water Park McDonald Park Ventian Pool Zoo Miami

Palm Beach: Best Place to Get Wet

Calypso Bay @ Seminole Palms Park Coconut Cove @ South County Regional Park Rapids Water Park

Broward: Best Beach

Dania Beach Deerfield Beach Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park (Formerly John U. Lloyd Beach State Park) Fort Lauderdale Beach Hollywood Beach Pompano Beach Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

Miami-Dade: Best Beach

Crandon Park Key Biscayne North Beach South Beach South Pointe Park Sunny Isles Beach

Palm Beach: Best Beach

Delray Beach DuBois Park Juno Beach Lake Worth Beach Oceanfront Park Beach Red Reef Park Spanish River Park

Broward: Best Free Family Fun

Family Fun Fridays at the Village at Gulfstream Park Flamingo Road Nursery, Davie Funtastic Fridays at ArtsPark in Hollywood Glassblowing Demonstrations at ArtsPark in Hollywood Marando Farms & Ranch events, Davie NSU’s Day for Children Health Fair Old Davie Christmas Plantation Woods Playground and Water Splash Play Area StoryFest at Alvin Sherman Library at NSU, Davie Sunday Jazz Brunch along the Riverwalk Tunes & Trucks Concert Series at the Sunrise Civic Amphitheater Weston’s outdoor movies

Miami-Dade: Best Free Family Fun

Family Fest at the Adrienne Arsht Center Miami Children’s Museum every 3rd Friday of the Month Miami Metromover PAMM Free Second Saturdays at Perez Art Museum Miami Shakespeare Miami’s Free Shakespeare in the Park Tom Sawyer Island at Amelia Earhart Park Wallcast Concerts at New World Symphony

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Palm Beach: Best Free Family Fun

Bonfire at Lake Worth Beach Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash Family Fun Day with the West Palm Beach Police Fountain Park on Clematis Sugar Sand Park Sunday on the Waterfront, West Palm The Children’s Science Explorium at Sugar Sand Park Wellington’s free family events

Multiple Counties: Best Free Family Fun Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops Home Depot Kids Workshops IKEA Smalland playground Monthly MiniBuild at LEGO stores

Broward: Best Party Place Destination

C By Me Creative Art Studio Fairytales Hollywood Flippo’s Kid’s Playground and Cafe Fort Lauderdale Stars Gymnastics Funderdome Galaxy Skateway Glacier Snow and Ice iFly Indoor Skydiving Joe Picasso’s Jump Zone Laser Jump Museum of Discovery and Science Off the Wall Park Avenue Gym Ramp 48 Skate Park Rebounderz Rockin Jump at Xtreme Action Park TAG USA Gymnastics Wow Factory Young at Art Museum

Miami Dade: Best Party Place Destination Action Town Family Fun Center Born 2 Swim Aquatic Academy Bowlero Miami

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Gold Coast Railroad Museum Jumpin’ Jamboree Just 4 Fun Mawi Play Cafe Miami Children’s Museum Ninja Lounge Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science Revo Soccer The Art Shack Miami The Enchanted Dollhouse

Palm Beach: Best Party Place Destination Barrel O Monkeys Boomers! Boca Raton Gramma’s House at The Girls Strawberry U-Pick in Delray Beach Little Gym Palm Beach Ice Works Small Fish Big Fish Swim School South Florida Science Center And Aquarium Strikes @ Boca Volunteer Park We Rock the Spectrum

Multiple Counties: Best Party Place Destination Monkey Joe’s Monster Mini Golf My Gym Painting with a Twist Sky Zone Trampoline Park We Rock the Spectrum

Best Party Provider (They come to you)

All-In-One Kids Entertainment Beakers and Bugs C By Me Creative Art Studio Event Depot Fairy Tale Favorites Fancy Magical Critters

Little Ones Party Rentals Mad Science of Palm Beach Mini Diva Spas Moni’s Marvels Oopsy the clown Princess Parties & Special Events Red Carpet Kids Science Academy Terry’s Face Painting

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Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort Marriott’s BeachPlace Towers

Miami-Dade: Best-Friendly Hotel Resort Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hilton Garden Inn Tradewinds Apartment Hotel Turnberry Isle Miami

Palm Beach: Best-Friendly Hotel/Resort

Boca Raton Resort & Club Colony Hotel & Cabana Club Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa Hampton Inn & Suites Wellington Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa

Broward: Best Museum

Bonnet House Museum of Discovery And Science Old Davie School Historical Museum Young At Art Museum

Miami-Dade: Best Museum Coral Castle Gold Coast Railroad Museum HistoryMiami Miami Children’s Museum

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Palm Beach: Best Museum

Boca Raton Children’s Museum Boca Raton Museum of Art Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

Broward: Best Nature Center

Anne Kolb Nature Center Butterfly World Fern Forest Nature Center Flamingo Gardens Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary Long Key Nature Center in Davie Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) at the Carpenter House Sawgrass Nature Center Secret Woods Nature Center

Miami-Dade: Best Nature Center

Castellow Hammock Preserve & Nature Center Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center Shark Valley – Everglades National Park

Palm Beach: Best Nature Center

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Daggerwing Nature Center Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Loggerhead Marinelife Center Manatee Lagoon - An FPL Eco-Discovery Center Mounts Botanical Garden

Broward: Best Farmers Market

Flamingo Road Nursery Josh’s Organic Garden Marando Farms Parkland Farmers’ Market Plantation Farmer’s Market, at Volunteer Park Pompano Beach Green Market Yellow Green Farmers Market

Miami-Dade: Best Farmers Market

Adrienne Arsht Center Farmers' Market Coconut Grove Organic Market Coral Gables Farmers' Market Lincoln Road Farmers' Market Pinecrest Farmers' Market

Palm Beach: Best Farmers Market

Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market Boca Raton GreenMarket Delray Beach GreenMarket Girls Strawberry U-Pick Green Market at Wellington The Boys Farmers Market The Gardens GreenMarket West Palm Beach GreenMarket

Broward: Best Indoor Activity/Attraction (Ages 0-5)

C By Me Creative Art Studio Flippo’s Kid’s Playground and Cafe Funderdome Jumping Jelly Beans Laser Jump Little Java’s Mommycise Fitness Museum of Discovery & Science Park Avenue Gym Wow Factory Young at Art Museum

Miami-Dade: Best Indoor Activity/Attraction (Ages 0-5) Jumpin’ Jamboree Jungle Island Just 4 Fun Kubo Play and Party Mawi Play Café Ninja Lounge PAMM Art Storytime at Perez Art Museum Miami Pod22 The Enchanted Dollhouse Wise Hearts Mindful Nature Program 38

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C By Me Creative Art Studio Flippo’s Kid’s Playground and Cafe Funderdome Galaxy Skateway Gameroom Sawgrass Mills iFly Indoor Skydiving Jump!Zone Party Play Centers Laser Jump Laser Quest Little Java’s Museum of Discovery & Science Off the Wall Panthers Ice Den Park Avenue Gym Rockin’ Jump @ Xtreme Action Park Sawgrass Lanes Xtreme Action Park Young at Art Museum

Broward: Best Outdoor Activity//Attraction (Ages Flamingo Gardens Hollywood Beach Broadwalk Marando Farms & Ranch Plantation Woods Splash Adventure @ Quiet Waters Park Secret Woods Nature Center Water Taxi

Miami-Dade: Best Outdoor Activity//Attraction (Ages Jungle Island Knaus Berry Farm Miami Nature Playschool

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Flamingo Gardens Hollywood Beach Broadwalk Island Water Sports Surf School Marando Farms & Ranch Paradise Cove Water Park at C.B. Smith Park Secret Woods Nature Center Skate Park @ Brian Piccolo Park Tigertail Lake Recreation Center Ropes Course

Miami-Dade: Best Outdoor Activity/Attraction (Ages 6 and older) Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park Grapeland Water Park Jungle Island Knaus Berry Farm Miami Seaquarium Shark Valley Venetian Pool Zoo Miami

Coconut Cove waterpark Lion Country Safari Mccarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary Palm Beach Zoo Rapids Water Park

Monkey Joe’s Sky Zone Trampoline Park We Rock the Spectrum

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Broward: Best Outdoor Activity/Attraction (Ages 6 and older)

Alper JCC Bowlero Miami GameTime Miami Jumpin’ Jamboree Just 4 Fun Kendall Ice Arena Laserland & Adventure Mawi Play Café Ninja Lounge Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science The Art Shack Miami The Enchanted Dollhouse Trampoline High

Multiple Counties: Best Indoor Activity/Attraction (Ages 6 and older)

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Calypso Bay waterpark Lion Country Safari Okeeheele Park Palm Beach Zoo Rapids Water Park Sugar Sand Park

Palm Beach: Best Outdoor Activity/Attraction (Ages 6 and older)

Barrel O Monkeys Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille in Delray Beach Palm Beach Ice Works Revolutions at CityPlace Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center Scientastic Institute Silverball Museum Delray Beach

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Broward: Best movie theater

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Miami-Dade: Best movie theater

AMC Aventura 24 AMC Sunset Place 24 Cinebistro Cobb Theatres – Dolphin 19 Cinema iPic North Miami Regal Southland Mall Stadium 16 The Landmark at Merrick Park UA Falls 12

Palm Beach: Best movie theater Cinemark Palace 20 CMX - Wellington Cobb Theaters – Downtown Gardens 16 iPic Mizner Park Regal Royal Palm Beach Stadium 18

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Cibo Wine Bar South Beach PAMM Third Thursdays: Poplife Social at Perez Art Museum Miami Wynwood

Palm Beach: Best Place To Go Out Without Kids Banko Cantina Beer Trade Co. Concerts at Coral Sky Amphitheatre Park Tavern Sushi and Stroll at Morikami Gardens in Delray

Multiple Counties: Best Place To Go Out Without Kids Funky Buddha iPic Movie Theater Tap 42 Taverna Opa The Melting Pot

Important Matters Broward: Best ER For Kids

Broward Health Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Memorial Hospital Miramar Memorial Regional Hospital Memorial Hospital West

Miami-Dade: Best ER For Kids

Baptist Hospital of Miami Holtz Children’s Hospital Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Palm Beach: Best ER For Kids

Bethesda Hospital West Jupiter Medical Center Palm Beach Children's Hospital at St. Mary's Medical Center Palms West Hospital Wellington Regional Medical Center West Boca Medical Center

Broward: Best Pediatric Hospital

Broward Health Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital Chris Evert Children’s Hospital Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Memorial Hospital Miramar

Miami-Dade: Best Pediatric Hospital Baptist Children’s Hospital Holtz Children’s Hospital Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

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Palm Beach: Best Pediatric Hospital

Jupiter Medical Center Palm Beach Children's Hospital at St. Mary's Medical Center Palms West Hospital Wellington Regional Medical Center West Boca Medical Center

Broward: Best Place To Deliver Your Baby Broward Health Maternity Place Memorial Hospital Miramar Memorial Regional Hospital Memorial West Northwest Medical Center Plantation General Hospital

Miami-Dade: Best Place To Deliver Your Baby Baptist Hospital of Miami Hialeah Hospital Jackson Memorial Hospital Jackson North Medical Center Jackson South Community Hospital Kendall Regional Medical Center Mercy Hospital Miami Maternity Center North Shore Medical Center Palmetto General Hospital South Miami Hospital’s Center For Women And Infants

Palm Beach: Best Place To Deliver Your Baby Boca Raton Regional Hospital Good Samaritan Medical Center Jupiter Medical Center Palms West Hospital St. Mary’s Medical Center Wellington Regional Hospital West Boca Medical Center

Broward: Best Maternity Care And Services A Loving Start Dr. Emil Abdalla Dr. Michael Augustino, Gentle Gynecology & Obstetrics Dr. Robert Bass, Plantation Gynecologic Associates Belly Love Pregnancy Spa Broward Health Maternity Place Hollywood Birth Center Dr. Svetlana Maslyak, Women to Women Memorial Hospital Miramar Memorial Regional Hospital Natural Birthworks Birth Center Peaceful Pregnancy Pathways Dr. Lona Sasser Total Women’s Healthcare of South Broward

Miami-Dade: Best Maternity Care And Services Baptist Hospital of Miami Dr. Jaclyn Ferro The Gathering Place Miami Maternity Center Women’s Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital

Palm Beach: Best Maternity Care And Services Bethesda Hospital East Boca Raton Regional Hospital Jupiter Medical Center Palms Birth House Palms West Hospital St. Mary’s Medical Center The Breastfeeding Center of Boca Raton The Orchid Nest Wellington Regional Medical Center West Boca Medical Center Women's Health Partners in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach

Best Urgent Care

After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care Baptist Hospital Urgent Care Broward Outpatient Medical Center Dr. Ausberto Hidalgo, South Florida Urgent Care Center Holy Cross Urgent Care Jupiter Medical Center Urgent Care MD Now Med Express Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Urgent Care Miramar Palm Beach Urgent Care RiteCare UHealth Jackson Urgent Care

Broward: Best Pediatrician

Dr. Marcos Akerman of Hallandale Dr. Shirley Campbell-Mogg of Plantation Dr. Joel Cheresnick, Coral Square Pediatric Dr. Howard Gill, Gallagher Pediatrics Dr. Ausberto Hidalgo, South Florida Urgent Care Center Dr. Marco Leon, Children’s Medical Association Dr. Mitchell Samuels, Children’s Medical Center Dr. Lisa Service, Pediatric Associates Dr. Michelle Smith, Pediatric Associates Dr. Usman Siddiqi Dr. Alan Wong, Pediatric Associates Dr. John Wright of Wilton Manors

Miami-Dade: Best Pediatrician

Dr. José Ramón Azaret Dr. Richard Bennett Dr. Stephanie DeChurch Dr. Jorge De Diego Dr. Bruce Eisenberg, Miami Beach Pediatrics Center For Integrative Medicine Dr. Victoria Fierro-Cobas


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Dr. Michael Finer Dr. Rosa Junco Dr. Karen Lee Kuhn Dr. Rozalyn Paschal Dr. Rolando Peñate Dr. Ayleen Pinera-Llano Dr. Beny Rub, Rub Pediatrics Dr. Antonieta Schettino Dr. Ruth Schobel Dr. Rasciel Socarras, Pediatric Associates

Palm Beach: Best Pediatrician

Dr. Patricia A. Anastasio Dr. Celina Moore Dr. Vasiliki Papadimitriou, Pediatric Associates Dr. Susan M. Shamaskin Dr. Jerry Wexler, Boca Pediatrics Associates

Broward: Best Pediatric care

Children’s Medical Association Children’s Medical Center Sunlife Pediatric in Plantation

Miami-Dade: Best Pediatric care Kings Bay Pediatrics Pediatric Professional Associates Westchester Pediatrics

Palm Beach: Best Pediatric Care Advanced Pediatrics of Boca Boca VIPediatrics Mahoney Pediatrics Palm Beach Pediatrics Royal Palm Pediatrics

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Broward: Best Pediatric dentist

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Miami-Dade: Best Pediatric Dentist

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Broward: Best orthodontist

Dr. Kenneth Cohen-Sasson Dr. Welch, Journey Kids Dental Jacaranda Smiles John Orthodontics Main Street Children’s Dentistry Marchetto Cooper Orthodontics Dr. Dora Rodriguez Smile Garden

Miami-Dade: Best orthodontist Dr. Lucy Casthely Gohill Orthodontics Dr. Muriel Iwanowski Mariani Orthodontics Dr. Jeff Rothenberg

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• Child Life Specialist who provides therapeutic play and developmentally appropriate activities for patients

• More than 50 general pediatricians on staff • More than 40 subspecialties

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Cata Martial Arts, Cooper City Dancer’s Gallery, Cooper City David Posnack JCC Victorios Art Studio, Fort Lauderdale

Multiple Counties: Best Dentist/Orthodontist

Alper JCC The Art Shack Florida Gymnastics Training Center Miami Children’s Museum

Main Street Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics Sage Dental SEDA Dental Super Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Family Orthodontics

Broward: Best Swim Program Aquachamps Swim School Born 2 Swim Coral Springs Aquatic Center Just Swim Swim with Mr. Blue

Miami-Dade: Best Swim Program

Ocaquatics Swim School Swim Kids Shelton Academy Born 2 Swim Aquatic Academy Swim Gym at Dave & Mary Alper JCC AquaKids Inc. in Palmetto Bay

Palm Beach: Best Swim Program Small Fish Big Fish Swim School Under Blue Waters

Multiple Counties: Best Swim Program

Miami-Dade: Best After-School Program

Palm Beach: Best After-School Program Mandel JCC Prime Time Palm Beach County

Multiple Counties: Best After-School Program Boys & Girls Club Kumon Learning Centers Mathnasium YMCA

Broward: Best Academic/ Enrichment Program La Lingua Language School Team of Tutors

Miami-Dade: Best Academic/ Enrichment Program Math Monkey of Pinecrest Michael-Ann Russell JCC

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Palm Beach: Best Academic/ Enrichment Program

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Broward: Best kids’ ARTS/ Theater Program

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Miami-Dade: Best kids’ ARTS/ Theater Program Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Area Stage Company MoonAmie Prometeo Theater at Miami-Dade College Roxy Theatre Group Summer Theater Academy The Art Shack Miami

Palm Beach: Best kids’ ARTS/ Theater Program

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Miami-Dade: Best School Break/ Summer Program

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Palm Beach: Best School Break/ Summer Program Aloha Surf Camp Camp Invention Camp Shalom at the Mandel JCC Pine Crest School – Day Camp The Science Academy Under Blue Waters Village of Wellington

Family Eating

Broward: Best Restaurant

Baja Café Buca Di Beppo 15th Street Fisheries I Heart Mac and Cheese Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlour Kaluz Restaurant Luv’N Oven Pizza & Pasta Mission BBQ Rock n’ Roll Ribs Scrubys BBQ Tavolino Della Nonna Tijuana Taxi Co. Vienna Café Vignetos Italian Grill

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Palm Beach: Best Restaurant Bay Bay’s Chicken & Waffles Burt & Max’s Christopher's Kitchen Dune Dog Cafe El Camino Guanabanas Henry’s Juniors Restaurant and Bakery Lucielle’s Bad to the Bone BBQ Max’s Grill True Foods Kitchen Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Cuisine

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Amaize Bolay Brio Tuscan Grill Chipotle Cracker Barrel Duffy’s Sports Grill Johnny Rockets

La Granja Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine Moe’s Southwest Grill Mulligans Beach House Original Pancake House PDQ Pollo Tropical Red Robin Roccos Tacos Sergio's Smokey Bones Steak n’ Shake Sweet Tomatoes Yard House

Broward: Kids’ Favorite Place to Eat

Capones Pizzaria 15th Street Fisheries Flanigan's Seafood Bar and Grill Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlour Rainforest Café Uncle Al's

Miami-Dade: Kids’ Favorite Place to Eat Mawi Play Café Big Cheese

Palm Beach: Kids’ Favorite Place to Eat Guanabanas Benny’s on the Beach Brass Ring Pub Sports Bar & Grille Dune Dog Cafe

Multiple Counties: Kids’ Favorite Place to Eat Bolay Chick-Fil-A Cicis Pizza iHop IKEA Johnny Rocket's Mellow Mushroom Moe’s Southwest Grill PDQ Steak ‘n Shake Sweet Tomatoes

Broward: Best Pizza

Amici’s Ristorante & Pizzeria Amore Pizza, Davie Angelo's Pizza. Cooper City Capone's, Hollywood Dough Boys Pizzeria Empire Pizza, Fort Lauderdale John the Baker, Pembroke Pines Luv'N Oven Mazzola's Italian Restaurant MidiCi Neapolitan pizza Phil’s Heavenly Pizza Pizza Loft Pizza Time Caffe Poppy’s Pizza Primanti Bros. Restaurant Scuttos Pizza & Pasta Stromboli, Plantation Vita's Italian Restaurant, Cooper City

Miami-Dade: Best Pizza Andiamo! Brick Oven Pizza Big Cheese Casola’s Pizzeria & Sub Shop Frankie's Habitue Bistro Mike’s Pizza Primo Pizza Spizzigo Steve’s Pizza

Palm Beach: Best Pizza Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Hot Pie Pizza Nino’s Palm Springs Pizza Pizza Girls Tomasso’s Pizza Tucci’s Fire N Coal Pizza

Multiple Counties: Best Pizza Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Blaze Pizza


Little Caesar Mario The Baker Mellow Mushroom Nick’s New Haven Style Pizzeria & Bar Papa John’s Pizza Pizza Hut Rotelli Pizza & Pasta

Broward: Best Burger

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Miami-Dade: Best Burger

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Palm Beach: Best Burger Buccan Culver’s Grease Burger Bar Lindburgers

Multiple Counties: Best Burger Burger & Beer Joint BurgerFi Five Guys Burgers and Fries Flanigan's Seafood Bar and Grill Pincho Factory Red Robin Shake Shack Shula Burger Smashburger Zinburger

Broward: Best Sweets/bakery

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Palm Beach: Best Sweets

Cosa Duci Homemade Italian Bakery Hello Cupcake Jupiter Donut Factory Tulipan Bakery Two Fat Cookies

Multiple Counties: Best Sweets

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Palm Beach: Best Place To Keep Your Kids Entertained During Dinner

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Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Brass Ring Pub Sports Bar & Grille

Palm Beach: Best Frozen Treats

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Broward: Best place to eat without the Kids

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Palm Beach: Best place to eat without the Kids

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STAGES | CHILD

Create a bedtime routine for kids that works, in 30 minutes or less BY MARI-JANE WILLIAMS, THE WASHINGTON POST

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edtime is such a chore for paryou and keep you from leaving,” Cancelents that there’s a book with a lier says. It’s possible, though, to whittle profanity-laced title devoted to bedtime rituals to 20 or 30 minutes, she the subject. Behavior that seemed cute at said. Here are her suggestions to stream8 a.m. is anything but when everyone is line the process. exhausted and the good-nights are stretching into the second hour. CUT BACK ON ACTIVITIES Why do kids choose the day’s Start by reconsidering the waning moments to uncommon over-scheduled HERE’S A TIP: leash their neediness? And family lifestyle, she says. Resist the tendency how can parents make When both parents are to get angry or show bedtime more efficient? working, then carting the irritation with your Patricia Cancellier, kids to a different extrachild’s efforts to the former education curricular activity each extend bedtime, director of the Parent night, it’s tough to have a because that will only Encouragement Program consistent evening routine. prolong things. in Kensington, Maryland, The idea is to give kids some says it’s normal for behavior time to go from active to quiet issues to be more prevalent when and wind down. It’s not easy to say separation is imminent. no to those activities, Cancellier ac“It’s a prime time for them to come up knowledges. But ask yourself what is with strategies to extend their time with more important: the family’s sanity, or a 54

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child’s extracurricular activities. Life will be easier if you can carve out freer evenings, she says.

DEVELOP A SCHEDULE WITH THE CHILD

Set a firm bedtime with a predictable sequence of activities, Cancellier says. Involve the child in developing the schedule (to increase buy-in) and post it on the wall, specifying how many stories, songs, hugs and kisses will be included.

USE VISUAL AND VERBAL CUES

Choose a phrase that everyone will use to reinforce the bedtime, such as “Our rule is that people are in bed by 7:30 for the night,” and be consistent with it. Talk about the routine at other times during the day, pointing to the schedule


in the morning and recalling the one book you read and discussed the night before. That will reinforce the structure and expectations, Cancellier says.

BUT BE PATIENT

Plan for it to take at least two weeks for the new routine to really take hold, Cancellier says. In that time, everyone involved in the bedtime rituals should be at home each night and be working on establishing the new system.

THEN STICK TO IT

If your child tries to push the boundaries, be kind but firm. “Have a smile on your face and say, ‘What’s our rule?’ ” Cancellier says, adding that parents should hold their hand up in a non-accusatory way, with their palm open, and direct the child back to bed. Repeat as needed. Resist the tendency to get angry or show irritation with your child’s efforts to extend bedtime, because that will only prolong things. “It’s harder for them to argue when you smile and just say it,” she says. “We get in this habit of nagging them when they’re not doing what they’re supposed to do, and that’s a surefire guarantee of them not doing what we want.”

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55 easy lunches to get you through the rest of the school year BY MEAGAN RUFFING

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he school year starts out with a bang. You’ve got all your kids’ school lunches planned out and you’re on your game. But by now, there’s still a few more months of school and your children are telling you they want something else to eat in their lunchbox. Need inspiration? We’ve got 55 easy ideas here: 1. Make your own “Lunchables”: Whole wheat crackers, sliced cheese, piece of meat. 2. Bagel and cream cheese. 3. Mini pizza: English muffin, pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni. 4. Banana slices and peanut butter with a handful of popcorn. 5. Ants on a log: Celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins sprinkled on top. 6. Homemade granola: Mix rolled oats, Chia seeds, flax seeds, brown sugar and salt. 7. Apple sandwiches: Cut apples into 56

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round slices and spread peanut butter on each slice. 8. Cottage cheese with fruit mixed in. 9. Hot dog cut into bite-sized pieces, with a side of ketchup to dip it in. 10. Hard boiled eggs. 11. Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. 12. Mini sliders: Tiny hamburger patties with a slice of cheese on a mini roll. 13. Hummus and vegetables. 14. Half of a pita pocket stuffed with sliced meat, lettuce and mayonnaise. 15. Chili with cheese sprinkled on top. 16. Your child’s favorite kind of soup packed in a small canteen so it stays warm. 17. Salad with all of your child’s favorite fixings on top. Put salad dressing in a small container so the lettuce doesn’t get soggy. 18. Fruit kabobs with yogurt dipping sauce (squirt lemon juice on fruit so it doesn’t brown).

19. Bologna and cheese sandwich. 20. Fluffernutter: Peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwich. 21. Pancakes with syrup on side. 22. Your child’s favorite muffins packed with fruit. 23. Omelet. 24. Breakfast casserole: Hash browns, eggs, meat, cheese. 25. Waffles with syrup on side. 26. French toast sticks with syrup on side. 27. Yogurt parfait. 28. Smoothie or breakfast shake. 29. Macaroni and cheese. 30. Frozen peas and carrots (they will thaw by lunchtime) with pasta. 31. Zucchini bread, applesauce bread or pumpkin bread. Pack with a side of applesauce or yogurt and a handful of nuts. 32. Cereal. Your child can buy a carton of milk at school or eat it dry. 33. Chicken nuggets with dipping sauce.


34. Grilled cheese (add tomatoes or bacon) with a cup of tomato bisque. 35. Quiche with a side salad. 36. Baked potato with cheese, broccoli and bacon and a side of chicken noodle soup. 37. Tuna sandwich and chips. 38. Cheese quesadillas with a side of beans. 39. Burrito with a side of tortilla chips and salsa. 40. Sliced chicken breast on top of rice with a vegetable. 41. Cheese plate: Pack different kinds of cheese with crackers, olives and spreads. 42. Egg salad sandwich with a side of pretzels. 43. Croissant sandwich stuffed with ham and cheese. 44. Pigs in a blanket: Tiny hot dogs wrapped in crescent roll dough and baked. 45. Spaghetti with meatballs. 46. Tacos. Pack ingredients separately and assemble at school. 47. Fish sticks with tartar sauce. 48. Vegetable panini with a side of chips. 49. Lettuce wraps: Pieces of lettuce with different toppings that can be rolled up in each piece. 50. Stir-fried rice. 51. Calzone. 52. Chicken salad sandwich with a side of grapes. 53. Pulled pork sandwich with a side of barbecue sauce. 54. Nachos with crumbled hamburger and shredded cheese. 55. Sloppy Joe on a hamburger bun. While some of these ideas may have found their way into your child’s lunchbox already, there are sure to be a few items that you can use to get you through the rest of the school year. Take it a step further and plan all of your child’s lunches one month at a time. This can be a dry-erase calendar or something you type up on the computer and print out. Get your kids involved in the fun to make your children’s lunches something that they will look forward to eating.

Meagan Ruffing is a freelance parenting writer. Follow her on social media and at meaganruffing.com to see more of her work.

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Not deleting Facebook? Here’s how you can protect your kids’ data online

BY STACEY STEINBERG AND BAHAREH KEITH, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON POST

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t becomes almost routine: Snap a picture of the kids, crop and edit it, share it on Facebook. Repeat. Posting pictures of kids on social media has become a fixture of modern parenting. Helicopter parents, freerange parents, even soon-to-be parents are sharing everything online. While our connected culture makes it easier to stay close to friends and family, it also makes it easier for data thieves and predators to take advantage of our well-intentioned efforts to nurture our relationships and grow our social networks. We must ask: Is it just our friends applauding our kids’ efforts in the crusade to end gun violence, or are nameless people sitting at far-away computers creating profiles of our social justice warriors? Are these same data thieves taking note of how old our kids are, and will they pay attention to our child’s favorite places to visit? For many of us, these questions are both perplexing and sobering. We’ve 58

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been so focused over the past few months wondering if own online data is safe, but have we put our kids at risk? Luckily, our research shows that there are a few simple steps you can take to protect your children’s privacy online. These tips won’t fully keep your family safe from predators and data thieves, as unfortunately, there isn’t a vaccine for that just yet. However, they can give your kids a bit of protection as you continue to stay connected online. Double- and triple-check your privacy settings. Double check that you know the audience of each of your posts. You can share pictures with everyone, with your friends and their friends, with just your friends, or even with a smaller group of close friends. It’s also wise to see which apps have access to your information. You can easily limit this by reviewing your privacy settings on both the app and desktop site of Facebook. Avoid posting your child’s full name on Facebook and think twice before sharing their birth date. We all like to post a caption when we share

pictures on social media. It helps our friends and family appreciate where the picture was taken, or what was going through our mind in the moment we’re capturing. Wishing our children happy birthday online is a sweet gesture a nice reminder for uncle to call them, but is it worth giving away the most important identifying information? Unfortunately, this shares identifying information about our kids with people who might wish to do them harm. In their paper “Children Seen But Not Heard: When Parents Compromise Children’s Online Privacy,” researchers at New York University were able to identify names and birthdays for children on a parent’s Facebook page by applying age detection software programs to a parent’s public Facebook pictures. “We find that for a large number of parents, one can learn the names and faces of their children; for many children, one can learn their birth dates. By linking this information with publicly available data, one can obtain even more vivid profiles of young children,” the


study reported. When this information is paired with other publicly available information, the researchers found that one could obtain the child’s addresses and even the parent’s political affiliations. Don’t post naked pictures of your kids. Bath time photos are super cute. But there is also an underground network thriving on your willingness to share these adorable yet sometimes overly personally snapshots. In Australia, for example, the E Safety commissioner found that of all images on pedophile image sharing sites, half origiGETTY IMAGES nated on parents’ social media sites and blogs. It’s unfortunate, but pedophiles third parties, without their search for these images. If you consent. The parents are overshare these pictures, they outraged, and unfortucould end up in very dangernately, while they might PRIVACY PLEASE ous hands. find a legal remedy, it’s Double-check your Tell friends, family, unlikely the video will privacy settings on school and community ever truly disappear. your social media organizations about your It’s tempting to just account to make sure sharing preferences. One delete Facebook and your posts are not of the most common comvow to only share picmade public. plaints I hear about overshartures of our kids with our ing on Facebook comes from significant others and concerned parents whose chilgrandparents, or you could do dren’s pictures and data was shared by it the old-fashioned way through

mail or direct email or text. But that could make it much more difficult for many who rely on social media to stay connected with family and friends. We have lots of questions, and a long way to go to fully protect our children’s privacy online. But these tips can serve as a place to start. Even without all the answers, we must do our best to protect our children’s data now. The threat posed by those wishing to do our children harm is too great a risk to take.

Steinberg is a legal skills professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, where she also serves as an associate director of the Center on Children and Families. She can be reached through her website, staceysteinberg.com. Keith is a pediatrician at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon. She also holds a courtesy appointment at the University of Florida Pediatrics. She can be reached via email at bekeith@lhs.org.

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CALENDAR EDITOR’S PICKS

BY JENNIFER JHON, SOUTH FLORIDA PARENITNG

Miami-Dade County

The Inflatable Run & Festival Miami May 5, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The Inflatable Run is an all-ages, family event featuring a 5K inflatable obstacle course plus fun games, shows, and attractions in the festival area. There are free activities for kids and interactive attractions available the entire day –including zorb ball races, bounce houses, carnival games, go-cart racing, water balloon battles, live music, delicious food, face painting, magic shows, and so many more surprises. It is a day of free fun for kids 12 and under. $0 - $65. Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens. theinflatablerun.com/

Broward County

2018 Ford Lauderdale Air Show May 5-6. The Fort Lauderdale Air Show is bringing the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to Fort Lauderdale Beach May 5-6. Admission is free to the festival on the beach from NE 16th Court to NE 19th Street; festival goers must pay for admission to premium viewing areas from just north of Sunrise Blvd. to NE 16th Court. In addition to the Thunderbirds’ F-16 fighter jets, there will be a C-17 GlobeMaster III, F-18 Super Hornet and other aircraft. There will also be a Coast Guard demo, parachute teams, aerobatic acts and formation flight teams. fortlauderdaleairshow.com

Palm Beach County

Children’s Author and Illustrator Bob Shea May 19, 11 a.m.- Noon. Bestselling children’s author and illustrator Bob Shea, known for "Dinosaur vs. Bedtime" and "Ballet Cat," will be at the Boca Raton Downtown Library for a free author talk and book signing. Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW Second Ave. Free. bocalibrary.org

EVENTS BY COUNTY ALL COUNTIES 5 Saturday

HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP, 9 A.M.-NOON. Ages 5-12. First come/first served. First Saturday of the month. All counties. Home Depot. Free. Find participating stores at homedepot.com

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Splash 'N Play, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy a water playground designed for children ages 2-12. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to one hour prior to the park's closing. Admission to the Splash 'N Play

is free with paid park admission and open 7 days a week. $3-$5. Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest. pinecrestgardens.org/ entertainment/fun-for-kids-adults

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AN EVENING WITH JAMES COMEY, 7:30 P.M. The former FBI Director will discuss his upcoming book "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership." Tickets are $45 and includes the book. Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office, 305-949-6722 or online, arshtcenter.org

4 Friday

FREE FRIDAY GUIDED TOUR, 6–6:45PM. Learn

more about The Wolfsonian and related art and design themes during a 45-minute free guided tour of the building, collection, or exhibitions. New guides bring different perspectives each week! The Wolfsonian–FIU, 1001 Washington Ave. Miami. wolfsonian.org FREE FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT FOOD TRUCKS, 5:30-10 P.M. First Friday of each month. Palmetto Bay Village Center. 18001 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay. foodtruckinvasion.com

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THEATER, SHOWS & CONCERTS SUNFEST May 3-6. Multiple stages with artists from all genres of music, food, a chillzone, kids activities. Four days, 3 stages, 50 bands. SunFest Festival Grounds, 525 Clematis St, West Palm Beach. sunfest.com THE RAINBOW FISH: FAMILY FARE May 5, 10 a.m. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia uses innovative puppetry in a one-hour show aimed at Pre-K through third grade. $12. Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. kravis.org/events/rainbow/ SESAME STREET: F IS FOR FRIENDS TOUR May 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. See a 15-minute show starring Elmo and Abby Cadabby and stories and songs about friends. Character meetand-greets, digital activity stations, photo opportunitieswith Cookie Monster’s new food truck, and more. Free. Pembroke Lakes Mall, 11401 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. sesamestreet.org BUBBLE GUPPIES LIVE!: READY TO ROCK May 5, 2 p.m. Includes a wave of playful characters, energetic song and dance and theatrical magic. $10-$99.50. Broward Center for the Performing Arts Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. browardcenter.org/ events/detail/bubble-guppies-live SHREK JR. THE MUSICAL PRESENTED BY MIAMI CHILDREN’S THEATER May 5, 3 p.m. Everyone’s favorite ogre is back. $10 - $15. Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest. eventbrite.com THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE JR. May 5-6, 7:30 p.m. Performed by theater students. $10-$25. Area Stage Company, 1560 S. Dixie, Coral Gables. areastagecompany.com MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM May 5-6, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Ballet Palm Beach and Mendelssohn’s music will delight audiences of all ages. $19-$45. Eissey Campus Theatre, 11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. balletpalmbeach.ticketleap.com IN THE HEIGHTS May 5, 12, 19, 4 p.m. “Hamilton” creator Lin Manuel Miranda combines Latin and hip-hop music to create a tale of self-discovery. $15-$25. Showtime Performing Arts,503 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton. showtimeboca.com SOMETHING ROTTEN May 5-6, 2 p.m. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom el set out to write the world’s very first musical. $28-$68. Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. kravis.org TIME STEP May 5-6, 2-4 p.m. European jig, reel steps, clog and African rhythms combined to create tap dancing, a true American theatrical art form. Kevin Black and Ben Bagby star. $48. Stage

Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Road, Margate. stagedoorfl.org YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN May 5, 12, 19, 2 p.m. Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in the classic musical. $20. Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. actorsplayhouse.org THE RAINBOW FISH: FAMILY FUN SERIES May 6, 11 a.m. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s enchanting puppetry. $14-$18. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura. browardcenter.org/events/detail/therainbow-fish-family-fun-series INSIDE OUT THEATRE - LITTLE MERMAID JR. May 6, 3:30 p.m. Inside Out Theatre’s youngest students, ages 9-12, perform . $15. Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. http://insideouttheatre.org/upcoming-performances/ LOVE-IN CONCERT IN THE PARK May 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Enjoy a day of live music featuring Havoc 305, The Long Run and Southern Rock favorite 38 Special, plus arts & crafts vendors, a classic car show, vintage clothing costume contest, and food trucks. $20; 12 and under free. Greynolds Park, 18501 NE 22nd Ave., North Miami Beach. miamidade.gov/parks/greynolds-lovein.asp REGGAE SUNDAYS May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 2 p.m. Reggae music with live bands and Djs every Sunday afternoon into the evening. All ages welcome. Free. The Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St., Miami. thewynwoodyard.com/events DARCI LYNNE AND FRIENDS LIVE May 6, 7 p.m. The youngest contestant ever to win “America’s Got Talent,” 13-year-old Darci Lynne dazzles sold-out audiences as a ventriloquist. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. browardcenter.org “AVENUE Q”: SCHOOL EDITION May 9-27. Performed by students. $30. JCATThe J’s Cultural Arts Theatre, 18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach. jcctheatre.com/ ALADDIN JR. May 10, 6:30 p.m. Show by Hochberg Preparatory School. $10. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura. browardcenter.org/events/detail/aladdin-jr-presented-by-hochberg-preparatory-school I AM KING: MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE May 10, 8 p.m. Featuring his greatest hits including “Thriller,” “Billie Jean,” “Bad” and more. $35-$60. Miramar Cultural Center Theater, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar. miramarculturalcenter.org TERRY FATOR Singer-comedian-celebrity impressionist and celebrated ventriloquist, Terry Fator, uses

dozens of characters and sings everything from Nat King Cole and Garth Brooks to Elvis. May 11, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $63. The Center, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs. thecentercs.com May 12, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. kravis.org/ events/fator/ SOUNDS OF THE TOWN May 11, 6-10 p.m. Free concert, plus food trucks, kids activities, petting farm and adult game zone. Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4271 Davie Road, Davie. www.davie-fl.gov LASER SHOWS May 11, 7-10 p.m. South Florida Science Center, 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. facebook.com/events/1506212256158463 HONK! THE UGLY DUCKLING MUSICAL May 11-13, 7 p.m. Performed by the Florida Children’s Theatre. Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, NE Corner of 441 and Sunrise Blvd. lpacfl.com IN THE HEIGHTS May 13, 5:30 p.m. Performed by Inside Out Theatre Students. $15. Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. http://insideouttheatre.org/upcoming-performances/ WHAT NOW? May 17-18, 7 p.m. A young performer showcase by Next Stop Broadway’s $15. The Center, 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs. thecentercs. com/events ERIC JONES & YOLI MAYOR: AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND MAGIC May 18, 8 p.m. A semi-finalist from season 12 of “America’s Got Talent,” Eric Jones dazzles with his digital dexterity. Yoli Mayor is a 21-year-old Cuban-American and self-taught singersongwriter based in Miami who started singing at age 2. $35. Boca Black Box, 8221 Glades Road, Boca Raton. bocablackbox.com FRIDAY NIGHT SOUND WAVES May 18, 6-9 p.m. Big Harvest brings a fresh and energizing new reggae sound and mix of Latin, Reggae, and Roots to the beach. Free. Fort Lauderdale Beach THE HUB, Las Olas & A1A, 300 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. http://fridaynightsoundwaves.com/ “ALL KIDS INCLUDED” SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE May 19, 11 a.m. Actors’ Playhouse Musical Theatre for Young Audiences presents an “All Kids Included” sensory-friendly performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. facebook.com/even ts/125513411428986

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LASER FRIDAYS, 7 P.M.-1 A.M. Get ready to rock under the Frost Planetarium’s 67-foot dome on the first and third Friday. Retro throwback to the classic laser light spectacles you know and love. From Pink Floyd to Daft Punk. $10 adult; $8 child. Admission includes laser glasses. Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. frostscience.org. FOOD TRUCKS FRIDAYS, 5-10 P.M. Food trucks, music, kids' activities, bounce houses. Blankets and chairs are welcome. Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th St., Miami. eventbrite.com/e/food-trucksfridays-event- tamiami-park-tickets35941696582?aff=ebapi FRIDAY'S JAZZ ON THE PLAZA, 6-10 P.M. A night of jazz and relaxation on the Plaza. Free. Free. Plaza Aragon, 51 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. http://coralgables.com LITTLE LIZARDS ART PROGRAM, 1-3 P.M. Join us every Friday Afternoon at the picnic areas near the playground for our Little Lizards Program. This drop-in, informal program will feature new activities every week relating to a monthly theme. Lizards will read, explore, create, and

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FREE FIRST SATURDAY AT GOLD COAST RAILROAD MUSEUM, 11 A.M.-4 P.M. Fun, food, bounce houses and train rides. Nominal fee for food and train rides. Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 13450 SW 152nd St., Miami. gcrm.org STORYTIME AND CRAFT, 10 A.M. AND 11 A.M. Children of all ages are invited with their parents to read a book, browse the shelves and have some literary fun with the crew every Saturday. 10 a.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Also 11 a.m. Books & Books, 11297 S. Dixie Highway, Pinecrest. booksandbooks.com FAMILY FEST CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA, 1:30 P.M. This family-friendly concert will send you on a musical tour of Mexico, showcasing the works of Mexican composers, and exploring this rich and vibrant culture, To reserve admission passes, (305) 949-6722. Free. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami. http://miamimusicproject.org THE INFLATABLE RUN & FESTIVAL MIAMI, 8 A.M.-4 P.M. The Inflatable Run is an all-ages, family event featuring a 5K inflatable obstacle

course plus fun games, shows, and attractions in the festival area. There are free activities for kids and interactive attractions available the entire day â&#x20AC;&#x201C;including zorb ball races, bounce houses, carnival games, go-cart racing, water balloon battles, live music, delicious food, face painting, magic shows, and so many more surprises. It is a day of free fun for kids 12 and under. $0 - $65. Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens. theinflatablerun.com/

6 Sunday

FOOD PLAY FOR KIDS, 1-3 P.M. An experience every Sunday for ages 3-12 that playfully brings organic and tasty vegetables of all sizes and textures to their hands for them to arrange, build and create art masterpieces. Kids are encouraged to munch, and parents can enjoy lunch and adult beverages while watching or helping the children create. All supplies and materials provided to create a 'Food Play Character' to take home. $25. The Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St., Miami. thewynwoodyard.com/events/ MIAMI QUINCEAĂ&#x2018;ERA EXPO 2018, 12-4 P.M. Mark your calendars for the ninth anniversary of the only Quince show in South Florida! Join us for an afternoon with exclusive Quince vendors. Guests will enjoy live music and choreography, as well as a dance showcase.

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They’ll also be able to partake in raffles and a grand prize giveaway. The event is brought to you by Anmar Party Magazine; Zayas Bridals and Quinceañeras; Vicky Bakery; Pullman Miami Airport Hotel; Events by Carmen; and Infinity Sound Productions. Free. Pullman Miami Airport Hotel, 5800 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami. eventbrite.com/e/miami-quinceaneraexpo- 2018-tickets-42335866717

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MINI MONDAYS, 10 A.M.-6 P.M. A place for infants and toddlers to grow and develop through play. Every Monday there is a program full of play-based activities specifically designed for children from birth to age 5. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. miamichildrensmuseum.org/programming/mini-Mondays. MOMMY BOOT CAMP MONDAYS, 9:30-10:30 A.M. Calling all pre and post natal moms! Start your week off right with Mommy Boot Camp! The City of Coral Gables and Baby Boot Camp Miami have partnered for these special classes. Bring your baby, a mat and water. Free. The Plaza, 150 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. http://coralgables.com/index.aspx?page=1367

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LITTLE LIZARDS ART PROGRAM, 1-3 P.M.Join us

every Friday Afternoon at the picnic areas near the playground for our Little Lizards Program. This drop-in, informal program will feature new activities every week relating to a monthly theme. Lizards will read, explore, create, and imagine while learning about the wonders of nature. Free. Pinecrest Gardens - South Florida's Cultural Arts Park, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest. https://www.pinecrestgardens.org/ education/little-lizards

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PETER AND THE WOLF, 11 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Momentum Dance Company’s Children Library Series presents the folk tale with music by Russian composer Sergi Prokofiev. Kids join clever Peter and his friends the Bird and the Duck as they work together to outwit and capture the fierce Wolf. Other characters include grumpy Grandfather and the ridiculous Hunters. Each character is represented by a different instrument of the orchestra and a unique way of moving. Free. Coral Gables Public Library, 3225 Segovia Ave. momentumdance.com

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A DANCING IMAGINATION. 11 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Momentum Dance Company shows kids how any topic can be fodder for dance by using your

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imagination. I See A Song explores how we can "see" music and "hear" color. Bubble Wrap has the dancers popping that irresistible stuff through rhythms in their feet, ballet steps, jumping and rolling and more hilarious antics. Power Hitter incorporates the world of sports in a portrait of a baseball player trying to hit a home run. Free. South Miami Branch Library, 6000 Sunset Drive, South Miami. momentumdance.com

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CODE/ART MIAMI 2018 – DIGITAL ART SHOW & ALL-GIRLS CODING COMPETITION, 1-4 P.M. Code/Art Miami showcases art created through computer programming by girls in grades 3-12 in four categories: Animation, Interactive, 3D and Minecraft Mods. Attendees will be able to view and interact with the art, try their hand at coding and learn more about local STEAM resources at the event’s Tech Ed Expo. There will be other fun activities, including the chance to play with robots, create art in Virtual Reality and vote in the People's Choice digital art competition. The mini coding workshops are coed and open to all ages. Workshops are included, but students must RSVP because space is limited, and they must bring a laptop. Adults $15; early bird $5; students free. Newman Alumni Center @ UM, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables. codeart.miami

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JEWISH FOOD WALKING TOUR OF MIAMI BEACH, 11 A.M.-2 P.M. Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewishowned restaurants in the area past and present, and taste samples of foods from Jewish restaurants. This Walking Food Tour is a fun adventure for locals and visitors. Advance reservations required. Tours happen rain or shine. The Jewish Food Walking Tour will last approximately 2-3 hours. Tour distance is approximately 2 miles. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Wear comfortable shoes. $36 - $46. Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU,, 301 Washington Ave., Miami. http://jmof.fiu.edu/calendar/2018/jewishfood-walking-tour-of-miami-beach-may-272018/ FAMILY DAY AT THE BASS MUSEUM OF ART, 2-4 P.M. A free, monthly IDEAS program created to engage families with children of all ages in activities that encourage conversation, exploration and experimentation through art. Activities include a "Design Challenge", action guides for gallery exploration, along with performances and activations with special


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SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN! FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (305) 666-2078 or VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: WWW.AREASTAGECOMPANY.COM Sign Language - Enhances brain development by establishing connections between auditory and visual input - Increases memory and benefits academic development - Enhances reading, writing and math development Gymnastic - Develops bone density - Increases muscle growth - Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol - Increase flexibility, coordination, and strength Arts/Musical Painting - Enhances listening skills - Increases self-esteem and confidence - Integrates rhythm awareness and creative expression Team Sports Play & Yoga - Support physical fitness, motor coordination - Enhances confidence, social skills, reduce stress

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Space is Limited! Register Today! Camp Locations: Highland Village Community Center,13621 NE 21 Ave. (305)948-2928 Ronald A. Silver “Y.E.S.” Center, 17051 NE 19th Ave. (305)948-2972 Washington Park Community Center, 15290 NE 15th Court (305)948-2943 Uleta Park, 386 NE 169 street (305)652-3658 For registration information, contact the Parks & R.E.C. Department at

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FAIRS & FESTIVALS MIAMI TASTE OF BRICKELL FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL May 5. Families and singles alike to join us at Marlins Park for an evening of fiesta, wine and spirits, giveaways, games, arts and crafts, sampling some of Miami’s restaurants. 6-10 p.m. $40-$85. Marlin's Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami. tasteofbrickell.com ALL KIDS INCLUDED FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL May 5. A full day of activities and cultural experiences for children with and without disabilities. Kid-friendly Main Stage shows include The Gruffalo and America's Got Talent's Mandy Harvey. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Back Yard Concert Lawn & Plaza, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay. smdcac.org/events/12th-annual- all-kidsincluded-festival 29TH YAANNIVERSARY! May 5. Celebrate Young At Art Museum’s 29th anniversary with live music and art projects all day. Create your own party hats, color wheel collages and sign a giant collaborative birthday card for YAA's mascot YAYA! Then,

join us in YAYA’s Party Room for mini-party projects and face painting. Every participant will walk away with a $10 Gift Voucher good for one party at YAA Museum. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Don't miss a live musical performance by YAA's resident artist from Kenya, Chisseko Kondowe, 1-3 p.m. on the CultureScapes main stage. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave, Davie. facebook.com/events/199430220671799 OLD DAVIE SCHOOL 100 YEARS FESTIVAL May 12. A free family festival of live music, kid’s games, BBQ, local craft beer, and arts and crafts. Old Davie School Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Road, Davie. olddavieschool.org 21ST ANNUAL DOWNTOWN DELRAY BEACH CRAFT FESTIVAL May 26 - May 27. The eclectic city of Delray Beach is the perfect location for a delightful Memorial Day Weekend craft festival. Paintings, jewelry, glass work, pottery, and much more line the streets for a must-see event. The Delray Beach Tennis Center is where you'll meet some of the nation's finest crafters and shop their handmade wares. A

Green Market with gourmet sauces, handmade soaps, along with live orchids completes this fantastic festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. artfestival.com/ calendar/festival PALM BEACH JERK & CARIBBEAN CULTURE FESTIVAL May 28. The festival honors the cultural richness, heritage and flavor that the Caribbean Jerk Seasoning lends to food and traditions. The dizzying variety of Caribbean Jerk can be found in the many food offerings that include succulent Jerk Lobster, Juicy Jerk Chicken, the Spicy Jerk Shrimp, the Sensational Smoked Jerk Pork and the popular Jerk Ice Cream. Truly a family inspired festival, the Kids Zone is guaranteed to attract youngsters with fun, interactive programming through the day. 2-11 p.m. $35. South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. PalmBeachJerkFestival.com

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guests. Free. The Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. thebass.org/events/ family-days ART IN THE PARK WITH MARIE, 10 A.M.-1 P.M. Bring your children and let their imagination and creativity soar! Watch them make arts and crafts under the palms and explore all kinds of mediums and materials to express their inner Picasso. Art in the Park is on Rain or Shine. Let the kids create while you rejuvenate with yoga. Free and open to the public with registration. Free. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami. mbgarden.org/calendar/2018-05-13 MEET ME AT THE PARK, 4-6 P.M. Meet the neighbors and enjoy time in your park! Meet your park staff for monthly community activity at any one of the local parks. Walking to the park with neighbors instead of driving is highly encouraged since it is a local community event. Family activities planned for every fourth Sunday of the month for Miami-Dade parks. Contact your local park for activity updates and stay tuned for schedule updates by downloading the Nextdoor app. miamidade.gov/ parks/meet-me-at-the-park.asp Free. Country Village Park (other locations too), 6550 NW 188 Terrace, Miami. miamidade.gov/parks/meetme-at-the-park.asp

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FAMILY NIGHTS WITH FOOD TRUCKS, 5:30-9:30 P.M. Browse food trucks every Tuesday at Plantation Heritage Park Family Nights With Food Trucks, Plantation Heritage Park, Plantation, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane. foodtruckinvasion.com NATURE TOTS, 10-11 A.M. Nature-themed learning and play through storytelling, art and crafts, and active play on the playground and splash pad. Parents must remain with their child/children and supervise their participants at all times. Preregistration is required. $5. Miramar Pineland, 3600 S. University Drive, Miramar. broward.org/Parks/MiramarPineland/ Pages/Default.aspx THE UGLY DUCKLING - SMART STAGE MATINEE, 11:20 A.M. "Duck, Duck, Sing and Dance!" Using imagination and exploration, students learn how to tell a story and make it come alive through theater activities. Through basic dance and song, they creatively express The Ugly Duckling's themes and characters. Grade Level: K-2. $5-$7.20. Also 10 a.m. Wednesday. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave, Fort Lauderdale. browardcenter.org/events/detail/ ssm_plus1718-the-ugly-duckling

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JUNE 11th - AUGUST 24th TAKE A BLAST THROUGH THE PAST DISCOVERING ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS AND TIME PERIODS!

REGISTER TODAY! 305.373.5437 ext.112 • summercamp.michimu.net Miami Children’s Museum receives both private and public funding. MCM is sponsored in part by the City of Miami; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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WITH OVER 90 YEARS OF RUNNING CAMPS, WE KNOW A BIT ABOUT HOW TO SUMMER.

the use of sand. Ages 6-10. Recreation Complex, 4455 Sol Press Blvd. Walk-in registration accepted. $35 - $45. Recreation Complex, 4455 Sol Press Blvd., Coconut Creek. coconutcreek.net

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Summer Camp June 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; August 17, 2018 Ten sessions are available!

Campers, ages 6-14, will swim, hike, play outdoor games, take field trips to local parks and museums, but most of all, they will spend a summer exploring nature and learning to appreciate their natural environment. Eco Explorers (Ages 6-8); $175 for a five-day session (no daily rate) Expedition Deering (Ages 9-14); $200 for a five-day session (no daily rate) For more information, or to register, please visit www.deeringestate.org or call 305-235-1668 ext. 233. Deering Estate 16701 SW 72 Avenue Miami, FL 33157 To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in any Miami-Dade Parks-sponsored program or meeting, contact Mary Palacios, 305-755-7848 or Mary.Palacios@ miamidade.gov, at least 7 days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 74

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FREE FIRST THURSDAYS STARRY NIGHTS, 4-8 P.M. presented by PNC Arts Alive with free museum admission on the first Thursday of every month,. Light bites in the Museum CafĂŠ, free admission to exhibitions, hands-on art projects for all ages. 5-7:30 p.m. Micro Mini Muse (children ages 3-5); 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mini Muse (children ages 5-10); 5:30-7:30 p.m., Drop-In Arts for teens and adults. Free.. NSU Art Museum, 1 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. nsuartmuseum.org/event/free-first- thursdays-starry-nights-presented-bypnc-arts-alive-2/ TODDLER THURSDAYS, 11 A.M.-4 P.M. Come in with your Toddler and he/she can paint a Beautiful Bank a forum for kids to express their creativity, to relax, have some fun and learn in a creative and pressure-free environment. $10-$12. Color Me Mine, 13740 State Road 84, Davie. http://davie.colormemine.com

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FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS, 7-9 P.M. Every Friday features an interactive DJ, dancing, games and characters. May 4: Coco Show; May 11: Caricaturist; May 18: Hulapalooza; May 25: Mickey's Sing Along. Free. Gulfstream Park & Casino Champions Plaza, 901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach. gulfstreampark.com FIRST FRIDAY FOOD TRUCKS, 5-9 P.M. Food trucks and a DJ spins the tunes in the parking lot. Free. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. http://flamingogardens.org FRIDAY NIGHT SOUND WAVES, 6-9 P.M. Before the USAF Thunderbirds take to the skies, Turnstiles - The Ultimate Tribute to the Music of Billy Joel - the Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute take to the sand, for the official kick off concert to open up the 2018 FORD Lauderdale Air Show weekend.Free. Fort Lauderdale beach THE HUB, Las Olas & A1A, 300 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. http://fridaynightsoundwaves.com FUNTASTIC FRIDAY ARTSPARK MOVIE NIGHT, 8 P.M. Enjoy family fun with a DJ, face painter, games, bounce houses and more activities. Lawn seating. Bring a blanket or beach chair. Free. ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. http://hollywoodfl.org MOVIES ON THE LAWN, 7 P.M. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and come enjoy a featured presentation under the stars at the great lawn on the first Friday of every month at the Great Lawn, Corner of Atlantic and Pompano Beach Blvd. This is a free, family- friendly Free. The Great Lawn, Corner of Atlantic and Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach. http:// pompanobeachfl.gov


Music. Theater. Dance. Visual Arts. Fashion.

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Early drop off at 7:30 a.m. / Classes are Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 6161 NW 22 Avenue Miami, Florida 33142 | 305-638-6771 | ahcacmiami.org The Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the ofďŹ ce of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. It is a policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disability Act. The facility is accessible. To request materials in an accessible format and or/accommodation to attend an event at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, please contact Gloria Wilkins at 305-638-6771 or ahcac@miamidade.gov, at least ďŹ ve days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

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SUMMER CAMP FUN AT MARKHAM PARK! June 11,2018-August 3,2018 Celebrating 10 years of incredible Summer Camp Fun! • Field trips EVERYDAY! • Fun park activities! • Extended hours included 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Call 954-815-9054 Register at campchameleon.com

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TEDDY BEAR PICNIC, 11:30 A.M. Parents bring their kids, ages 10 and under, for a story time held outside. Bring your blankets, chairs and lunch. Don’t forget to bring your favorite teddy bear. Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library, 501 N. Fig Tree Lane. 954-797-2141, plantation.org. 2018 FORD LAUDERDALE AIR SHOW, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. The Fort Lauderdale Air Show is bringing the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to Fort Lauderdale Beach May 5-6. Admission is free to the festival on the beach from NE 16th Court to NE 19th Street; festival goers must pay for admission to premium viewing areas from just north of Sunrise Blvd. to NE 16th Court. In addition to the Thunderbirds’ F-16 fighter jets, there will be a C-17 GlobeMaster III, F-18 Super Hornet and other

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aircraft. There will also be a Coast Guard demo, parachute teams, aerobatic acts and formation flight teams. fortlauderdaleairshow.com BROWARD COUNTY PLANT AFFAIR, 9 A.M.-5 P.M. The Plant Affair is presented twice each year in May and October bringing together nurseries and the public in one location for all to purchase their plant needs, interior plant. $1.50. Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 South Fig Tree Lane, Plantation. browardcountyplantaffair.com MARCH FOR BABIES PRESENTED BY SUNSHINE HEALTH, 7 A.M.-1:30 P.M. Music, food, fun and family activities will fill the March for Babies Village next to the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center after a 3-mile walk. More than 7,000 Broward residents are expected. 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave, Davie. http://marchforbabies.org/ event/broward MOMMY AND ME @ THE FRANK! STORY TIME HOUR, 12-1 P.M. Join The Frank on the first Saturday of every month for story time! Together with their guardian, children ages eight and under build literacy and engage in art activities related to The Frank’s current environmental exhibition, Florida Is…! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. The Frank, 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines. http://thefrankgallery.org FREE CARTOON DRAWING CLASS, 4-5 P.M. Does your child love to draw? Every Saturday and Sunday the Barker Animation Art Gallery at Gulfstream Park offers free cartoon drawing classes for all ages. Drawing materials provided. RSVP. Space limited Free. Gulfstream Park & Casino, 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach. http://origin-www.gulfstreampark.com/docs/default- source/village /cartoonclass_2017.jpg?sfvrsn=2

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FAMILY SUNDAY-FUNDAY, 11:30 A.M.-5 P.M. The library kicks off their summer reading program with a story hour led by local officials and

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OLD TOWN UNTAPPED, 6-9 P.M. Brew Bash at BaCA! Old Town Untapped is South Florida's premiere Craft Brew and Arts Festival. A night filled with free craft beer samples from Pompano's own breweries, live music, food trucks, art and more! This is where Pompano Comes to Party! Located in the heart of Downtown Pompano Beach! FREE. 1st Friday of each month. . Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE First St, Pompano Beach. eventbrite.com/e/oldtown-untappedtickets-35433886709?aff=ebapi

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Baldwin Academy is now registering for Summer Camp. The cost is $125 per week and includes field trips such as skating, bowling, swimming, soccer, basketball and more! Mention this ad and waive the registration fee through June 1st ($50 value). 2540 NW 21st St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 Call 954-730-7855 for details.

REGISTER ONLINE OR BY MAIL. NO FEE!

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Bass • Piano • Brass • Drums Vocals • Guitars • Keyboard • Woodwinds • Ukulele • Electronic Music Learn/improve your kids skills on Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, Vocal or Horn. Ages 6-16 Beginners to Adva nced, Pool Activities, Dance, Arts & Crafts, Concerts and more! NEW! Young DJs Program age 12-16 “Prep are yourself for a fun, engaging ELECTRONIC MUSIC lear learning ng exp expe xperi xp rienc ienc ence! e!”

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school employees. Other activities include family paint fun, story hour led by local officials and school employees, musical performances, family Zumba, movie presentation of "Coco." Stirling Road Library, 3151 Stirling Road, Hollywood. Free. 954-357-7533 BE KIND TO ANIMALS – ALL CRITTERS MATTER, 11 A.M. Each Sunday guests are introduced to a featured animal. Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital. Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital, 3000 Sportsplex Dr., Coral Springs. http://sawgrassnaturecenter.org/ DREAM CAR CLASSIC CAR SHOW, 10 A.M.-3 P.M. The first Sunday of every month. Features dozens of classic cars, trucks and other vehicles. Car registration, $20. Free. Downtown Hollywood, 2000 Hollywood Blvd.,, Hollywood. http://CobraJoeProductions.com

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FREE CONE DAY, 4-8 P.M., While you eat your free ice-cream cone, enjoy interactive DJ, Frozen Show, face painting. Free. Gulfstream Park & Casino, 901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach. gulfstreampark.com

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FAMILY NIGHTS WITH FOOD TRUCKS, 5:30-9:30 P.M. Browse food trucks every

Tuesday at Plantation Heritage Park . Family Nights With Food Trucks, Plantation Heritage Park, Plantation. http://foodtruckinvasion.com STICKER AND SAND ART, 3-4 P.M. Participants use their imagination to create sticker scenes and colorful works of art with the use of sand. Kids, ages 6-10. Wednesdays through May 23. $35-$45. Recreation Complex, 4455 Sol Press Blvd., Coconut Creek. Walk-in registration is accepted.. coconutcreek.net

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ART WORKSHOP, 5:30- 6:30 P.M. Art lesson features the book You’re A Crab! by Jenny Whitehead and will explore the elements of art with a specific focus on color and line. Families will create unique watercolor paintings while also learning how to use shape, space, and texture to enhance their creation. Grades K-3. Free. Stirling Road Library, 3151 Stirling Road, Hollywood. broward.org/Library/Events

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TUNES ‘N TRUCKS CONCERT SERIES, 6 P.M. Nibble on items from food trucks and savor entertainment as Mr. Nice Guy perform at this free outdoor event. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Sunrise Amphitheater, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd. 954-747-4600 sunrisefl.gov FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS, 7-9 P.M. Every Friday

features an interactive DJ, dancing, games and characters. May 11: Caricaturist; May 18: Hulapalooza; May 25: Mickey's Sing Along. Free. Gulfstream Park & Casino - Champions Plaza, 901 S Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach. gulfstreampark.com FOOD IN MOTION: SECOND FRIDAYS, 5-11 P.M. Artisan Food Market, Food Trucks, Vegan Options, Gourmet Baked Goods. Make it a picnic in the park by bringing a blanket or chair. Open playground for kids. Bring board games, crafts & activities. Free. Feldman Park, 310 NE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale. facebook.com/events/1744689652505645/ FUNTASTIC FRIDAY ARTSPARK MOVIE NIGHT, 8 P.M. Enjoy family fun with a DJ, face painter, games, bounce houses and more activities. Movie starts at Lawn seating. Bring a blanket or beach chair. Free. ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood. http://hollywoodfl.org TOWN OF DAVIE: SOUNDS OF THE TOWN, 6-10 P.M. Food trucks, kids activities, petting farm, adult game zone. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Free. Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4271 Davie Road, Davie. davie-fl.gov

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MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TEA, 11 A.M. Day for Cooper City moms and their daughters. A variety of teas, finger sandwiches and desserts will be served. Wear your party dresses. Limited seating no tickets will available at the door. $25 per couple; $10 each additional daughter. Ages, Pre-K and up. Cooper City Elementary School, 5080 SW 92nd Ave. Coopercityfl.org CERAMICS ON WHEELS, 11 A.M.-12 P.M. Pick a ceramic piece to paint for a Mother’s Day gift. For children ages 4 and older. Weston Branch Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd, Weston. http://www.broward.org/Library/LocationsHours/Branches/Pages/WE.aspx

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THE DOLLS OF JAPAN: SHAPES OF PRAYER, EMBODIMENTS OF LOVE April 30 through June 1. After its monthlong stay at the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in China, "The Dolls of Japan" exhibition will travel to Miami to showcase Japan’s representative dolls, including: Hina ningyo (Girls’ Festival dolls) and Gogatsu ningyo (Boys’ Day dolls), which have their origins in ancient customs; dolls connected to traditional performing arts like noh, bunraku and kabuki; regional dolls from throughout the country; and "creative dolls" produced by contemporary craftspeople. 12-5 p.m. Free. Miami-Dade College North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., Miami. miami.us.emb-japan.go.jp /itpr_en/00_000402.html IT’S A NANO WORLD Through May 6. The Explorium unveils a new hands-on traveling exhibit that kicks off a season-long exploration where both children and adults can explore what’s around them. Separate cells in a giant Cell Sorter, play Giant DNA, Dust & Germ Pinball, zoom into your own hair and skin, measure your height in nanometers. The Children’s Science Explorium, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. scienceexplorium.org ADVENTURES WITH CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG Through May 6. Visit Birdwell Island to explore the world of Clifford and Emily Elizabeth. Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. $16; ages 2-12, $13; seniors, $15; military, $13. mods.org CURIOUS GEORGE: LETS GET CURIOUS Through May 6. The Curious George stories come to life in this exhibit featuring interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure. Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. $16; ages 2-12, $13; seniors, $15; military, $13. mods.org THE LION GUARD Through Aug. 26. The traveling exhibit takes the audience through the African savanna where they will meet the Lion Guard and the Circle of Life. Train with the Lion Guard in their secret lair, explore the power of teamwork by joining all the members of the Lion Guard on Pride Rock, discover the African savanna and learn about the animals that live there. The exhibit will also feature the Little Lion Guard, where toddlers can engage in developmentally appropriate activities of exploration,

creativity and skill building. miamichildrensmuseum.org CAPTURE THE MOMENT Through May 18. Jill Sneidman first discovered her passion for photography while living in San Francisco, photographing at the Conservatory of Flowers. Ever since that time, she has been following her dreams traveling around the world photographing incredible scenes along her journey. Slot Canyons, bridges and arches are among her favorite scenes to photograph. She has a love for lake scenes and waterfalls and enjoys bringing tranquility and serenity to her photographs. Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Ave. delraylibrary.org "FLORIDA IS..." EXHIBIT Through May 19. An evolving body of twodimensional works that depict the natural beauty of Florida. With a focus on community engagement, artist and curator Xavier Cortada asks Floridians to define their state by its unique flora and fauna, rather than the things we build to displace it. Through drawings, monoprints and larger-than-life projections, this exhibition educates viewers of all ages on the importance of Florida’s wildlife ecosystems. The Frank Art Gallery, 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines. thefrankgallery.org SHELTERING SURVIVORS Through May 27 at the Coral Gables Museum. There were an estimated 65.6 million forcibly displaced people around the world in 2016. This exhibit explores their struggles in the context of resettlement and innovative shelter designs. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave. Adults, $10; students and seniors with ID, $8; children 6-12, $3. Coralgablesmuseum.org WASHED ASHORE: ART TO SAVE THE SEA Through June 3. Visitors can see giant marine-inspired sculptures made entirely of plastic and other debris gathered from the ocean. These handmade pieces will fascinate and educate all those who seek creative solutions to environmental challenges. Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mounts Botanical Gardens, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. $5-$15. mounts.org CHESS TABLES BY JIM DRAIN Through June 30 at The Bass Museum of Art. Visitors are encouraged to borrow chess (or checker) pieces from the museum’s front desk during museum opening hours. The Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $10; Students and seniors,$5. Thebass.org


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FAMILY CERAMICS NIGHT, 6:30-8:30 P.M. Enjoy painting a ceramic masterpiece with your child and creating your own work of art. A fun night for the whole family. Pre-registration and payment is required by the Wednesday prior. Residents: $10 per family plus $10 material fee per child. Non-residents: $12 per family plus $10 material fee per child. Pool & Tennis Center. Register at 954-434-4300, x272. coopercityfl.org

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NEW PARENT CLASS, 12:30-1:30 P.M. Prepare for your new addition by attending one of the on-hour free classes, meeting pediatricians and touring their facilities. Held the third Saturday of each month, except August. Learn the essential items for your home, changes in your relationship, breast vs. Formula feeding, what to expect in the future. Pediatric Associ-

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PAELLA NIGHT WITH LIVE LATIN MUSIC, 6–10 P.M. Every Thursdayguests can enjoy a delicious paella meal for $15.99. Specials while dancing along to a live Spanish band. 7-10 p.m. . Bokamper's Miramar, 15500 SW 29th St., Miramar. bokampers.com/miramar/whatshappening/paella-night

25 Friday

10TH ANNUAL SHOWER2EMPOWER, 9 A.M.-12:30 P.M. This free community event is for pregnant and parenting women, fathers and support caregivers, to provide education and promote a healthy start in their baby's life. Vendors, raffles and diaper goodie bags. Light breakfast and lunch. Workshops include: Social factors that affect our health; prematurity awareness; ways to reduce stress; HIV and sexually transmitted disease prevention and fatherhood matters. RSVP required. Urban League of Broward County, 560 NW 27th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. browardhsc.org/

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EXPLORIUM SCIENCE SQUAD, 4 P.M. Kids spend an hour investigating a new topic while working as a team in this fun and hands-on learning experience. This month’s theme is Pollen Nation, where they will discover the important roles pollinators play in our lives. $10 - $12.50. Children’s Science Explorium at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. ScienceExplorium.org MOTHER NATURE & ME: WILD WEBS, 10:30 A.M. Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a craft specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers! $4. Ages 2-5 (w/ guardian), $4/child. Reservations required. Daggerwing Nature Center @ Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, 11435 Park Access Road, Boca Raton. pbcnature.com SENSATIONAL STORY 'N MORE, 10:30-11:15 A.M. Children's books are brought to life through interactive reading and an art activity. Free with paid admission. Class limited to 15 children. $5. Schoolhouse Children's Museum & Learning Center, 129 E. Ocean Blvd., Boynton Beach. schoolhousemuseum.org

2 Wednesday

ALLIGATOR FEEDING, AT 1PM. Join us every Wednesday and Saturday to listen to a short talk on alligators and watch our resident alligator feed on his favorite food. $5 ages 3 and up. 1 p.m. $5. Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 South Ocean Boulevard,, Delray Beach. sandoway.org JR. SHARK BIOLOGIST, 3 P.M. Have you ever wanted to be a marine biologist working with sharks? Designed as a mock shark study, students will be given the task of collecting, examining their "sharks", recording data and tagging. Emphasis will be placed on real life techniques that researchers use to study these amazing animals. For reservations please call 561-274-7263. Free. Wednesdays-Sundays. Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 South Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. Sandoway.org

4 Friday

ANIMAL FEEDINGS, 3:15-3:30 P.M. Listen to a short talk about one of Daggerwing’s resident animals and then watch while it’s fed. Wednesday - Opossum; Thursday - Snake; Friday - Owl; Saturday - Alligator. All ages. Free. Daggerwing Nature Center @ Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, 11435 Park Access Road, Boca

Raton. pbcnature.com FIRST FRIDAYS' PRESCHOOL PROGRAM, 10-10:30 A.M. Join us at Sugar Sand Park Community Center on the first monthly Friday this spring season (Feb-May) as we introduce a different program within the City of Boca Raton for pre-school kids, ages 3-5 years. This month, the Boca Raton Libraries present My First Storytime, where kids will experience a library story time full of books, puppets, music and more! Free. Sugar Sand Park Community Center, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton, Boca Raton. SugarSandPark.org

5 Saturday

PRINCESS & SUPER HERO DAY, 10 A.M.-2 P.M. Schoolhouse Children's Museum & Learning Center, 129 East Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. REALISTIC ART FOR CHILDREN - DRAWING & PAINTING, 2:30-4:30 P.M. Students learn to work in graphite pencil from basic geometric shapes. Focus is on the theory of light & shade. Other subjects covered will include perspective, composition & proportion. Students will be able to work in the painting medium of their choice. Painting instruction will include the color wheel and application of paint. 2:30-4:30 p.m. $40 - $50. Patch Reef Park Community Center, 2000 W. Yamato Road, Boca Raton. PatchReefPark.org

6 Sunday

MAKE & TAKE, 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Kids will design a bug house where they can collect and observe creepy-crawly friends! Supplies are limited so arrive early. $5. Children’s Science Explorium at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. ScienceExplorium.org

8 Tuesday

LEARN TO FISH, 1-5 P.M. Children and Families are invite to learn the art and sport of Fishing. Equipment will be provided. Guidance will be given by FishingCommunities.org $10. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter. jupiterlighthouse.org/ special-events-tickets/outstanding-naturalarea-celebration/

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FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, 6-9:30 P.M. Hang out "after hours" with the Explorium staff, enjoy pizza, watch a movie, and conduct a science experiment. $20-$25. Children’s Science Explorium at Sugar Sand, Boca Raton. ScienceExplorium.org SCREEN ON THE GREEN, 7 P.M. Free Kids Activities on the Great Lawn. Movie starts at sunset. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (PG-13) Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and snuggle up for featured films. Kids and families can make a themed make-andtake creative craft before the feature film. Free. West Palm Beach Waterfront Great Lawn, 100


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MOTHER’S DAY TEA, 11 A.M.-1 P.M. Enjoy brunch, tea and dessert as well as live music. Each mom receives a rose. Register by May 5. $10. Intracoastal Park Clubhouse, 2240 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. Register online or at the Clubhouse. boynton-beach.org

PLAYGROUND PLAYDATE, 11 A.M.- 12:30 P.M. Meet at the playground for a craft and learn about upcoming programs at the park. Free. Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. sugarsandpark.org BIRDS AND BREAKFAST, 9 A.M. Start the day at Green Cay and enjoy coffee and refreshments before embarking on a one-hour birding tour with a naturalist. Ages 9 and older, $3/person (RSVP required, limit 10) $3. Green Cay Nature Center, 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach. pbcnature.com CHILDBIRTH CLASS, 9 A.M.-1 P.M. Class is held in English .Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies provide free Childbirth Classes through the Florida Outreach Childbirth Education Program. Pregnant women typically attend these classes within the seventh month (third trimester) of their pregnancy. Support partners are welcome to also join the class. Participants must bring lunch and drink. Bridges at Lake Park, 141110th St., Lake Park. eventbrite.com/e/ childbirth- class-english-tickets39959304355?aff=ebapi

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CHILDREN’S AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR BOB SHEA, 11 A.M.- NOON. Bestselling children’s author and illustrator Bob Shea, known for "Dinosaur vs. Bedtime" and "Ballet Cat," will be at the Boca Raton Downtown Library for a

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25 Friday

NORTHWOOD VILLAGE ART NIGHT OUT, 6-9 P.M. The shops stay open late the last Friday of each month, the restaurants create specials, the artists open their doors to share their work. Guests can also enjoy local art and craft vendors from all over South Florida, shopping at the unique boutiques and galleries, street-side artists, an interactive art mural, live music on the street and an array of dining option along the entire block of Northwood Road in West Palm Beach. facebook.com/NorthwoodVillageFanPage FAMILY OVERNIGHT: SNOOZE-PA-ZOO-ZA, 7 P.M.-8:30 A.M. Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with an overnight stay at the Zoo. Program includes animal encounters, nocturnal tour, themed activities. Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-533-0887 ext. 229 or email us at education@palmbeachzoo.org. palmbeachzoo.org

26 Saturday

YOUNG MAKER WORKSHOPS, 10-11 A.M. Students can learn how to create with their hands. From solar ovens to basic soldering,

the monthly themed class explores how making is both art and science. Morning sessions are geared for ages 5-10; afternoons are for ages 11-16. $15. STEM Studio, 1209 Main St., Unit 112, Jupiter. sfsciencecenter.org/

27 Sunday

YOUNG CREATIVES FOR CHANGE – BENEFIT FOR MSD, 7-9 P.M. A benefit performance for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. This show was created and produced by Arts Garage’s Young Creatives for Change. The student performances include spoken word artists, vocalists, jazz quintet, a chorus performance and live visual artists. All proceeds benefit MSD. No seating or tables. Standing room only. Arts Garage, 94 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach. http://bit.ly/msdbenefit

28 Monday

"SOME GAVE ALL" MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONY, 9 A.M. In honor of Memorial Day and in remembrance of all military personnel who died in service to the United States, the City of Boca Raton will host two events free and open to the public. Featuring Veteran groups, city officials, music by the Fort Lauderdale Highlanders, drills by Boca Raton Community High School NJROTC, and the Boca Raton Police and Fire Honor Guard. 9 a.m. Free. Boca Raton Cemetery, 449

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SW Fourth Ave., Boca Raton. http://myboca.us/specialevents MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, 6 P.M., A starstudded concert at the Mizner Park Amphitheater will welcome local indie musicians, the Helmsmen, and country artists, the Shane Duncan Band. Food trucks, including Tucker Duke’s, and a beer garden featuring Boca Raton breweries. Blankets and chairs are welcome at this free event, and chairs will also be available to rent for $5 (free for Veterans). Limited free parking for Veterans in the lot adjacent to the amphitheater. Free. Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. http://myboca.us/specialevents

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GEMS CLUB, 5-7 P.M. Girls in grades 3-8 are invited to discover the exciting world of math, science, engineering and technology. A pizza dinner and refreshments will be provided at the monthly program. April's theme is Magnificent Meteorology, May is Excellent Engineering, June brings Captivating Chemistry, July's theme is Marine Madness and August is Digging for GEMs. $7. South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. sfsciencecenter.org/

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