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ARC Broward helps parents learn to be better teachers By Nicole Brochu, Sun Sentinel

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hen Coral Springs twins Sara and Isabella Colon were born seven weeks premature, they weren’t the only ones facing multiple challenges in the years ahead. Their parents also found themselves struggling — to guide their children through developmental delays and give them the parental direction they needed. Thanks to the Achievement and Rehabilitation Centers Inc.’s Parents As Teachers program, the girls, now 5, are developing on par with their peers, and their mom and dad say they have learned important parenting skills. “These are my first and only kids, so it really helped” to have some professional guidance, said the twins’ mother, Regina Colon, 44, a data analyst. Achievement and Rehabilitation Centers Inc., also known as ARC Broward, operates 21 programs in 10 locations throughout Broward County, helping people with disabilities and other challenges realize their full potential. The agency’s Parents As Teachers program sends parent educators like Courtney Bavar into clients’ homes, offering parents specialized support and training to help their

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The Colon family, Sara, 5, Alfredo, Gina and Isabella, 5,play Don't Break The Ice just one of the games that aided the twins progress from premature babies. Born seven weeks premature, Isabella and Sara Colon faced more challenges than the average children, struggling through speech and other developmental delays. After three years in ARC Broward's Parents As Teachers program, the twins, now 5 years old, have made significant progress in their speech, alphabet, numbers and fine-motor skills. PHOTO BY GINA FONTANA

kids with language, academic readiness and social and motor skills, while also strengthening the family relationship. When Bavar met the Colons in September 2010, the twins — not yet 2 years old — only spoke in one-word answers and had a small vocabulary, Bavar said. The girls also needed help developing their fine-motor skills, like throwing and catching a ball, putting shapes into holes and using a pencil to draw. Bavar brought the tools to the family home two to three times a month, and had Colon and her husband, Alfredo, lead the kids through certain

activities. “The idea is to have the parents do the activities to develop parenting skills, to interact with the children and to learn to be better teachers,” Bavar said. While Sara and Isabella excelled during the three-year program, Regina Colon said she and her husband grew along the way, too. Especially beneficial, she said, was when Bavar introduced the family to games — like Don’t Break the Ice — that helped the girls’ motor skills and problemsolving development. “So they had some fun and also learned, too,” said

Colon, who also learned vital parenting tips like offering the kids choices, giving warnings before time-out and being consistent with discipline. Program fees are determined by a sliding scale that factors in family size and income, said Tonya Ricker, coordinator of family support services. The most a family would pay is $30 per visit, but 85 percent of ARC Broward’s clients are below the poverty level and pay nothing. Little more than two months after graduating from the program, the Colon girls are able to carry on a conversation, communicate their wants and needs and follow three-step directions. “It worked out nicely that after three years with the program, they were able to function at a normal level,” Bavar said. “They’re not showing any huge overall delays.” While Sara is considered speech-impaired and Isabella lags behind her sister in learning her alphabet and numbers, both girls are learning ageappropriate academic and social skills at their preschool, their mother said, crediting ARC Broward with helping the children over key obstacles. “I like ARC. They were really good with the girls, very caring,” Colon said. “They were always there to help.”

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Cursive writing could become part of Florida Schools’ Common Core Standards By Leslie Postal, Orlando Sentinel

Cursive writing could survive in Florida schools after all. Education Commissioner Pam Stewart recently recommended that cursive writing still be taught in the state. It’s one of about 40 changes she suggested to the Common Core standards that have been under fire from some politicians and members of the public in recent months. Learning to write in cursive already has been de-emphasized in many Florida classrooms in recent years, though some schools still require such lessons. But cursive writing is left out entirely under Common Core, the benchmarks for what students should learn in language arts and mathematics. Florida adopted Common Core in 2010 and is now phasing it into public schools. After reviewing public suggestions on Common Core taken in October, Stewart recommended that cursive writing be added. Other states are looking to make similar changes, as some complained an inability to write or read cursive would hurt students. “How will they be able to read documents written by their grandparents or parents if they don’t have a grasp of cursive writing?” wrote one teacher when Florida took online comments in the fall. The State Board of Education, in charge of academic standards, could adopt the proposed changes in February.

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I recently received an email from a mother asking if her 5-year-old son, an avid athlete, could wear deodorant. It seems his armpits “smell like a grown man’s.” I have actually been asked this question on occasion in the office, and I’ve even noticed body odor while examining some 5- to 8-yearold patients. Most children start to “stink” as they begin to enter puberty, but occasionally, younger children, for unknown reasons, develop BO well before any signs of puberty. If it seems that your child is entering puberty at an early age, talk to

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any South Florida parents have questions about the ancient practice of “swaddling� – wrapping a baby lightly in a blanket. By creating a sense of warmth and security, swaddling can be an effective technique for calming a crying or colicky baby in the first few months of life. But wrapping your baby too tightly or swaddling an infant for long periods of time could prevent hips from developing correctly. And for your child’s safety, always put a swaddled infant to sleep on his or her back – never on the tummy. Swaddling dates back to the ancient Greeks, who found that wrapping a baby snugly provided a sense of warmth and security, while making it easier for a new mother to go about her daily routine. Today, all those factors are still important for parents caring for a new baby while leading their own busy lives. Here are some suggestions to help you swaddle your infant if you do decide to give this time-honored parenting technique a try. First, see if your baby enjoys being held tightly or if she prefers to have her arms and legs free. If she gets upset after being bundled up, then don’t try to force her into being swaddled. Every child is different, and a technique that might have worked with an older brother or sister might not work with your newborn. Next, practice wrapping your baby tightly around the arms and chest, but more loosely around the hips and legs. Babies normally like to have both of their legs bent up and out from the body in a frog-like position, so their legs will naturally spread apart. Studies have shown that regularly wrapping the hips too tightly may loosen the joints and could damage the soft cartilage of the sockets, leading to problems like arthritis or hip replacements later

in life. Therefore, you may want to buy swaddling clothes with a loose pouch or sack with room for your baby to move his or her legs and feet. TIPS FOR SAFE SWADDLING Here are some other tips for safe swaddling: • Use a blanket that’s the right size for your child. A restless baby can kick off a wrapping that’s too small, while a wrapping that’s too big might cover up her mouth and nose. • To avoid overheating – especially on warm South Florida days – don’t use thick blankets or multiple layers of cloth. • Don’t cover your baby’s head, because that can also raise an infant’s temperature. • Don’t swaddle a child who is coughing, sneezing or has a runny nose. A baby fighting off a cold or the flu shouldn’t have her breathing constricted by a tight blanket. • Don’t swaddle your baby when breastfeeding. Babies like to move their hands at this time. They can also get warm when feeding, so it’s best not to wrap them in a blanket.

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It’s February, which means everyone is looking forward to Valentine’s Day. One of the first things that typically comes to mind when we think about this special holiday is the heart. Candy is usually on our minds as well. If you have a piece of dark chocolate, you are keeping your heart healthy and happy, but too much sugar is not going to improve your health. So this month, let’s focus on finding ways to promote heart health.

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Add more fiber to your diet. Choose oatmeal or bran cereal for breakfast with a piece of fruit. Eat your fruit with the skin on; this is where the majority of the fiber is. Add berries to a smoothie. Add beans and lentils to your meal. Eat at least 2 servings of vegetables each day.

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Say no to trans fat. Trans fat is found in fried foods (French fries, donuts) and baked goods (pastries, pie crusts, biscuits, pizza dough, crackers, cookies, shortening). Read food labels and avoid foods that list “partially hydrogenated oils” in the ingredient list.

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Make at least half your grains whole. Examples: Whole wheat pasta, brown rice and quinoa, airpopped popcorn, and 100 percent whole grain breads, cereals and crackers.

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Include nuts and seeds in your diet; they contain protein and healthy unsaturated fats. Remember to practice portion control because nuts are high in calories. Add an ounce to your salad, cereal or low-fat yogurt, or have as a snack.

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Eat fish twice a week fresh, frozen and canned are all fine choices as long as it is not battered and fried or coated in butter or cream sauce. Salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines have the highest amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Find a fish that you enjoy and experiment with various herbs and spices for flavoring.

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Choose lean meats like skinless chicken, turkey, lean ground beef/chicken/turkey, pork tenderloin, tenderloin steak, top loin, top round steaks, leg of lamb. Always cut off any visible fat from your meat.

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Plan the 1-2 hours of TV shows or movies you want to watch, then turn the TV off immediately afterward. Adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week, and children require 60 minutes each day. Being active not only keeps your heart healthy, but helps prevent chronic diseases, strengthens your muscles, gives you more energy, makes you feel better and sleep better, and aids in maintaining a healthy weight. We continue to see improvements in the food industry, but unhealthy foods are still widely available. It is up to you to make the right choices to maintain your health and your family’s health. Your heart is a vital organ, so why would you want to damage it? Make your goal this month to promote heart health within your family by serving and eating more whole grains, fruits and vegetables and exercising on a daily basis.

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port them by finding opportunities for them to practice. Schools will sometimes offer an annual ski trip, and some schools have ice hockey teams. Conduct online research to find a nearby rink and local team that might be open to letting your child participate in a practice or let you watch a practice.

5. Hire a private coach. Another great first step before introducing your child to the dynamics or pressure of a team is enlisting the help of a private coach. Book a session with a private coach in a winter sport and arrange for some beginner sessions. Your child will get exposure to the sport from safe and qualified instructors. Have your child invite a friend for moral support, and book a coach for a small group session. Learning proper technique from the get-go in a supportive environment will give them more confidence to continue with the sport. Regardless of which sport you choose, for your child, the priority should always be about having fun and staying safe. Getting involved in your child’s exploration of winter sports will not only strengthen a trusting parental relationship but will allow you to make lasting family memories. The time you spend with your child learning and experiencing winter activities might just open doors to future opportunities and instill a newfound passion in your child.

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burgers, mac and cheese, pasta with butter and cheese, and chicken tenders -- for less than $6. Family Fun Fest, from 1 to 4 p.m. in CityPlace, takes place on the second Sunday of every month with crafts, live character performances, face painting and bounce houses. On this day, Brewzii offers a free ice cream sundae with the purchase of a kids meal. See more at CityPlace.com. RAINFOREST CAFÉ Location: Sawgrass Mills mall, 12801 W. Sunrise Blvd. Suite 315, Sunrise. Why go? The fun atmosphere and kids eat for $2.99 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays Children will love the Rainforest CafÊ, with its waterfalls, lush vegetation and wild creatures. There is not a bad seat in this restaurant. Children might sit next to a trumpeting elephant, a growling tiger or a howling monkey. Stick around long enough, and you’re sure to get caught in the rainforest storm, when the lights dim, thunder rolls, lightning crashes and the restless animals make loud noises. The kids menu, for children 10 and younger, is less than $7 and includes rainforest delights like Jurassic Chicken Tidbits, Gorilla Grilled Cheese Delight, Python Pasta and healthy sides. Lava mud (chocolate pudding, crushed Oreo cookies and gummy worms) and the Sparkling Volcano dessert make for fun treats.

BRU’S ROOM SPORTS GRILL Location: 8 locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties Why go? Kids eat free on Tuesdays from 5 to 9 p.m. with purchase of an adult entrĂŠe Kids eat half-price Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. with purchase of an adult entrĂŠe At this sports grill, owned and operated by Eddie Hauck and Bob “Bruâ€? Brudzinski, former linebacker for the Miami Dolphins, not only do kids eat free on Tuesday nights, but most locations also offer entertainment for children. There are magicians at the Pompano and Coconut Creek locations, and a magician, balloon master and game room in Sunrise. Silly Sue is in Boynton Beach, and there are kids’ movies and a balloon artist at the location in Coral Springs. Children will be engaged by the activity sheets the restaurant provides while waiting for dinner. The kids’ menu, with meals less than $5, includes grilled cheese, grilled chicken breast, mac and cheese, kids’ ribs, pizza and PB&J, among other items. All meals are served with a choice of mandarin oranges, tater tots, French fries or applesauce. TIJUANA TAXI CO. Locations: 4400 S. University Drive, Davie 901 N. University Drive, Coral Springs Why go? Kids 12 and younger eat for 99 cents from the $4.99 kids menu and for $2.99 from the $6.99 Jr. Menu from 5 to 8

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Roma’s known for its mouth-watering BBQ ribs. The kids menu features meals for less than $6. Some items include ribs, grilled chicken tacos, pasta with marinara sauce, mac and cheese, and chicken bites. Side items include broccoli, citrus salad, mashed potatoes and Go-gurts, and the cookie sundae is just $1. THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE Multiple locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties Why go? Kids 12 and younger eat free Monday through Friday with each adult meal purchased Famous for its Dutch and Apple Babies, The Original Pancake House serves breakfast all day long, as well as steak, chicken and sandwiches. From the activity sheet that doubles as a menu, kids can order tortellini, chicken strips, PB&J or grilled cheese in addition to breakfast items, and each kids’ meal comes with a drink. MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL Multiple locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties Why go? One free kid’s meal on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. until close with each adult combo purchase (dine-in only) Children can choose from one of three kids’ meals, priced under $5, with their choice of a kid-sized burrito, a hard or soft taco, or a quesadilla. Kids’ meals include a cookie, drink, and free chips and salsa.

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Planning a party for children can be a daunting experience.

Creating a memorable celebration theme for your special birthday girl or boy often requires a lot of work and raises lots of questions along the way: Is our theme age-appropriate? Will our theme appeal to all of our guests? Will we be able to stay within our budget? Are your nerves getting completely racked just by the thought of it? Fear not. With some research on your part, as well as these helpful tips, you can create an unforgettable and enjoyable day for your child, your guests and, yes, even you.

Researching Your Theme A well-thought-out and planned party theme will instantly set the tone for any birthday celebration for your child. First, and most importantly, encourage your son or daughter to help you as you begin your research into the right theme for your child’s party. It is, after all, her special day. Gaining her input during this time will help make your little one feel like she played an important role in the decision-making process. Look toward your child’s interests and natural curiosity for theme inspiration does your little boy long to become a scientist? Does your little girl gravitate toward all things pink?

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You might want to consider taking two interests together to create your own special combination. You can take your little girl’s wish of being a princess and combine it with her favorite literary character of Fancy Nancy and turn your daughter’s party into a “Princess Fancy Nancy” celebration. The time that you share with your child during the planning and creation of the party will help create a bonding experience. If your little one wishes to have a character-themed party, you can incorporate this idea into all facets of your celebration. His love of the PBS television show “Dinosaur Train” can lend itself to an outdoor dinosaur excavation hunt, transforming your ordinary sandbox into an extraordinary archeological pit filled with plastic bones and sea shells. Watch her eyes twinkle with joy as she is served dainty tea sandwiches cut in the shape of her favorite character, Hello Kitty, while her friends create cute felineinspired masks for an impromptu game of “Pin the Tail on the Kitty.” The creative possibilities from your theme go on and on.

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Is Your Theme Age-Appropriate for All Your Guests? Once you’ve settled on a theme, consider the age and appropriateness of your theme against your guest list. As difficult as it can be for you to figure out what’s age-appropriate for your own children, it’s even more problematic when you factor in the ages of the multiple children who will be present at your child’s party. A game of musical chairs that holds the interest of a 4-year-old won’t always command the attention of an 8-year-old. Your theme should allow for a wide variety of activities that fit the ages of the children attending. Also, remember to consult with the families of your guests to discover if there are any special needs you should be aware of when planning your themed activities and menu. Visit SouthFloridaParenting.com to see more cake contest entries FEBRUARY 2014 |

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Your next step is to come up with a budget. Even if you have a tight budget, this is no reason to feel discouraged. Plenty of birthday party themes are suitable and flexible enough to achieve within your means. If you can’t hire a professional clown to perform for your little ones during your circus-inspired theme party, draw on the assistance of family, friends, co-workers or neighbors and bring their talents to life. If you are able to splurge, consider hiring a professional party planner. A professional can “organize every little detail, and most importantly, they can take away the stress for families and enhance the magic,” said Lynn Shapiro, owner and founder of Parties by Lyn, Inc., an allinclusive event-planning service based in Miami. Shapiro, who has worked in the professional planning business for more than 25 years, said a good professional planner can “make your party theme fit you, the client and your child.” Planners organize every facet of your child’s party theme, keeping in mind your budget, the number of guests and age-appropriate entertainment for all of the guests. Using local vendors and other party professionals, an expert planner will be able to take your theme and create an impressive memory for your special birthday girl or boy. Some planners have a scaled fee rate that is connected to the volume of work they undertake. Others charge a flat rate, so it is best to get prices at the beginning of your hiring search. No matter what your budget, with some thought and collaboration, you can create a one-of-a-kind day for your little birthday boy or girl that is filled with fun and memories.

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MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Miami Children's Museum's all-inclusive birthday parties are easy for parents and fun for kids! Parties include theme options, a private party room, professional party host, invitations, an interactive activity, guided museum tour and more! 980 Macarthur Causeway, Miami miamichildrensmuseum.org .......305-373-5437 ext. 112

The First-Ever Touring Life-Size Barbie Dreamhouse® TM

The Oasis at Sawgrass Mills

MIAMI SEAQUARIUM

Valentine’s Day is every day in February!

FREE ADULT TICKET

with paid child ticket. Code: SFPFEB Not valid with any other discount offers. Offer not retroactive. Offer expires February 28, 2014.

Tickets available at DREAMHOUSE BOX OFFICE

MIAMI SCIENCE MUSEUM Making science fun is our way to make birthday parties a day to remember. 3280 S. Miami Ave. Miami birthdays@miamisci.org ........................... 305-646-4360

or TICKETMASTER.COM • 800.745.3000

barbiedreamhouse.com #BarbieDreamhouse

Birthday parties, day- and week-long camps. Come get splashed by a killer whale or jump in the water with a dolphin! Overnight programs, home school, Mommy & Me, Girl and Boy Scouts. 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami miamiseaquarium.com ............................ 305-361-5705

MONKEY JUNGLE ©2013 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.

14805 SW 216th St., Miami monkeyjungle.com ................................. 305-235-1611

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE 401 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale mods.org ................................................ 954-467-6637

THE NATIVE VILLAGE 3551 N. State Road 7, Hollywood .......... 954-961-4519

PALM BEACH ZOO 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach palmbeachzoo.org .................................. 561-547-9453

PLAYMOBIL FUNPARK 8031 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach playmobil.com ........................................ 561-691-9880

SCHOOLHOUSE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM & LEARNING CENTER

party planner DIRECTORY

129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach schoolhousemuseum.org .......................... 561-742-6780

SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE CENTER AND AQUARIUM 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach sfsm.org ................................................ 561-832-1988

SPORTS IMMORTALS MUSEUM & MEMORABILIA MART 6830 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton sportsimmortals.com .............................. 561-997-2575

SUGAR SAND PARK 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton sugarsandpark.org ................................... 561-347-3900

THEATER OF THE SEA 84721 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada theaterofthesea.com ................................ 305-664-2431

WINGS OVER MIAMI AIR MUSEUM 14710 SW 128th St., Miami wingsovermiami.com .............................. 305-233-5197

YOUNG AT ART 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie youngatartmuseum.org ............................ 954-424-0085

ZOO MIAMI 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami zoomiami.org ......................................... 305-251-0400

BOWLING AMF BOYNTON BEACH LANES

1190 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach amf.com/boyntonbeachlanes .................... 561-734-1500

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AMF DAVIE LANES

8200 W. State Road 84, Davie amf.com/davielanes ................................ 954-473-8822

AMF PEMBROKE PINES

1940 N. University Drive, Pembroke Pines amf.com/pembrokepines .......................... 954-432-5500

BIRD BOWL BOWLING CENTER

9275 SW 40th St., Miami birdbowl.com ......................................... 305-221-1221

BRUNSWICK MARGATE LANES

2020 N. State Road 7, Margate bowlbrunswick.com ................................ 954-972-4400

DIAMOND STRIKE LANES

Have your party with us.... We take care of it all! Ask about our packages for kids, pre-teens, teens, company, group & adult parties. 2200 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach diamondstrikes.com ............................... 954-941-0968

GREENACRES BOWL 6126 Lake Worth Road, Greenacres gatorbowling.com .................................... 561-968-0100

MANOR LANES 1517 NE 26th St., Fort Lauderdale manorlanesfl.com ................................... 954-566-7457

PALM BEACH STRIKE ZONE 6591 S. Military Trail, Lake Worth palmbeachstrikezone.com ....................... 561-968-7000

SAWGRASS LANES 8501 N. University Drive, Tamarac sawgrasslanes.com ................................. 954-722-2700

SPAREZ BOWLING CENTER

Join us for a Sparez Birthday Bash! Package includes bowling, party table, use of shoes and balls, autograph bowling pin, party host and more! 5325 S. University Drive, Davie sparezbowling.com ................................. 954-434-9663

SPLITSVILLE BOWLING 5701 Sunset Drive, Suite 202, South Miami splitsvillelanes.com ................................ 305-665-5263

STRIKES @ BOCA 21046 Commercial Trail, Boca Raton strikesbocaraton.com .................................561-368-2177

STRIKERS FAMILY SPORTS CENTER 8500 NW 44th St., Sunrise strikersfamilysportscenter.com ................. 954-749-1400

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Have the Hottest BIRTHDAY PARTY in Town! Mention this ad when booking your party for $25 OFF any party package OR bring this ad in for 20% OFF your entire purchase

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STRIKE MIAMI Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12th St., Miami bowlmor.com .......................................... 305-594-0200

VERDES TROPICANA 2500 N. Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach verdestropicanabowl.com ......................... 561-683-5424

DANCE/FITNESS BELLY MOTIONS 430 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables bellymotions.com .......................................305-663-1553

CORPO YOGA STUDIOS 9030 SW 72nd Court, Miami corpoyogastudio.com ..................................305-670-2010

HIP HOP KIDZ hiphopkidz.net ........ 305-233-3555 and 954-499-7729

JOY DECO ENTERPRISES

Serving Broward and Palm Beach counties joydecoenterprises.com .......................... 954-971-9917

NU AGE GYMNASTICS & DANCE

Makeover Parties Tea Parties Painting Parties

14401 NE 20th Lane, North Miami nuagegymnastics.com ............................ 888-682-4318

UNIVERSAL DANCE STUDIOS 18401 NE 19th Ave., North Miami Beach udsmiami.com ....................................... 305-937-2513

In Store OR On Location

ZUMBA FOR KIDS PARTIES Serving Miami-Dade and Broward county Lots of dance movement for all ages. Parachute circle time - Face painting. Email: terryaerobics@hotmail.com ..................................... 305-519-0195, 786-973-7789

GAMES & ARCADES ADVENTURE MINIATURE GOLF 6585 S. Military Trail, Lake Worth .............561-968-1111

BATTLEFIELD LIVE

954-970-8868

Serving all of South Florida battlefieldliveflorida.com ...........................305-904-3562

BOOMERS!

Located in the Promenade at Coconut Creek

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561-914-8777 www.FantasticFireDept.com

3100 Airport Road, Boca Raton ............... 561-347-1888 1700 NW 1st St., Dania Beach ............... 954-921-1411 ..........................................................boomersparks.com

CHUCK E. CHEESE Multiple South Florida locations.........chuckecheeses.com

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THE FIRST KIDS INDOOR ACTIVITY CENTER, FAMILY CLUB AND CAFÉ TEL. 786.456.9147 I www.kydoo.us

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DANDY BEAR 13700 SW 84th St., Miami dandybear.com ...................................... 305-386-5500

DAVE & BUSTERS 3000 Oakwood Blvd., Hollywood ............ 954-923-5505 11481 NW 12th St., Miami .................... 305-468-1555 ..............................................daveandbustersevents.com

FAMILY PAINTBALL 26851 SW New York Ave., Homestead familypaintballcenter.com ........................ 786-268-9208

FAT SCREEN Serving Miami-Dade and Broward counties Photo booth and movie screens. Giant outdoor screens. Movie/Gaming/Sports/Photo booth and more! fatscreens.com .............................................................. 305-305-1410

GAMEROOM 2608 Sawgrass Mills Circle, Sunrise gameroomsawgrass.com .......................... 954-845-8740

GAME RYDERZ Mobile video game theater. We bring the ultimate gaming experience to you! gameryderz.com ...................................... 954-471-9456

THE GAME XITE Mobile Video Game Center. Serving the tri-county area thegamexite.com .................................... 877-274-6484

GAMES 4 PARTY Mobile video game theater. games4party.com ................................... 786-229-6330

GAMES ON THE GO MOBILE ARCADE Serving all of South Florida gamesonthegousa.com ...............................954-725-6494

GAMES ON WHEELS Serving Miami-Dade and Broward counties gamesonwheelsinc.com .......................... 305-218-5200

GAMEWARS Serving all of South Florida mygamewars.com ................................. 877-293-1436

GAMIN’ RIDE Based out of Palm Beach county and serving the tri-county area gaminride.com ....................................... 954-861-0386

GOINGAMERS Serving the tri-county area goingamers.com .......................866-41-GAMER (42637)

party planner DIRECTORY

WE BRING THE ULTIMATE GAMING EXPERIENCE TO YOU!

LASER QUEST 2101 N. University Drive, Sunrise laserquest.com ..................................... 954-747-1474

PLANET AIR SPORTS Multi attraction trampoline park and ropes courses - plus paintless paintball. Climbing walls - Bungee trampolines Vertical drop slide - Full cafe - Parents lounge and more! 1401 Green Road, Deerfield Beach planetairsports.com ...................................954-428-3386

XTREME INDOOR KARTING 5300 N. Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale xtremeindoorkarting.com ........................ 954-491-6265

GYMNASTICS AMERICAN TWISTERS 6805 Lyons Technology Circle, Coconut Creek twistergymnastics.com ........................... 954-725-9199

CORAL REEF GYMNASTICS & CHEER 15851 SW 41st St., Suite 100, Davie coralreefgymnastics.com ......................... 954-430-1530

GYM KIDZ gymkidzmiami.com 2038 NE 155th St., North Miami Beach...305-944-4277 405 University Drive, Coral Gables ........... 305-460-5615

INTENSITY GYMNASTICS & PARKOUR We offer classes for all levels of gymnastics from preschool to competitive team. Our Parkour facility is the best in South Florida! 1690 Banks Road, Margate intensitygymnastics.com, intensityparkour.com .............................................................. 954-532-4088

JOY DECO ENTERPRISES Serving Broward and Palm Beach counties joydecoenterprises.com .......................... 954-971-9917

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Our Funtastic birthday parties are private & personal! Call today for details! 11246 Wiles Road, Coral Springs kidsinmotion.net .............................................................. 954-344-1661

THE LITTLE GYM Serving the tri-county area ......................thelittlegym.com

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S plashtacular Birthday Parties!

Make your next birthday party a celebration to remember! Party with Lolita the Killer Whale, TV superstar Flipper, Salty the Sea Lion and all your marine animal friends. Party package includes invitations, lunch, personalized cake, decorations, costume characters,T-shirts, souvenir photo, admission to all shows and exhibits and much more. It’s the no-hassle way to give your birthday child the party of a lifetime! Make your party extra special – add a Dolphin Encounter experience!

Ask about our Slumber Parties!

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TEAM RECREATIONAL PRESCHOOL OPEN GYM

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PARKOUR STUNTS OPEN GYM STREET WORKOUT

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MY GYM

“We Bring The Zoo To You!” All Animal Rentals Available Photo Shoots, Television & Movies Animals Ranging From Apes to Zebras Your Location or Ours

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South Florida's best fitness programs & birthday parties for kids 6 weeks to 13 years old! my-gym.com Aventura ................................................. 305-933-0496 Coral Gables ........................................... 305-285-9440 Doral ...................................................... 305-500-9688 Kendall .................................................. 305-270-0230 Plantation ...........................................954-382-0222

NOVA GYMNASTICS

PARK AVENUE GYMNASTICS

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6500 W. Rogers Circle, Boca Raton risingstarsgym.net .................................. 561-998-4225

Captain Tiny 561-2890600

WEST BROWARD GYMNASTICS

TWISTER GYMNASTICS, PARTIES & CHEER 3100 NW Boca Raton Blvd., #308, Boca Raton twistergymnastics.com ........................... 561-750-6001 We want to improve the fitness, confidence, and selfesteem of children through a quality program of gymnastics and other related activities. The program allows children to progress at their optimal rate in the safest manner. 409 SW 136th Ave., Davie wbgymnastics.com ................................. 954-382-1767

MAGICIAN party planner DIRECTORY

12239 SW 53rd St., Cooper City Dynamictkd.com .................................... 954-434-0099 730 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale floridaaikikai.com ................................... 954-562-1093

KARATE AMERICA 8 convenient South Florida locations. karateamerica.info.................................1-866-306-KICK

MASTER SANG’S TNT MARTIAL ARTS mastertntacademy.com Miami Beach ...........................................305-724-0289 Miami Gardens ........................................305-724-0289 Aventura ..................................................305-785-2286 Pembroke Pines .......................................954-483-5057 Coral Gables ............................................954-483-5057 Coconut Creek .........................................305-785-2286

NEE’S KUNG FU BLACK BELT ACADEMY 12594 Pines Blvd., Suite 103, Pembroke Pines neeskungfu.com ................................... 954-433-9881

SHAOLIN ACADEMY 20841 Johnson St., Bay 101, Pembroke Pines theshaolinacademy.com .......................... 954-450-4666

SOUTH FLORIDA MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 15305 S. Dixie Highway, Palmetto Bay sflmma.com............................................ 305-232-0662

MOVIES AMC AVENTURA 24 THEATER 19501 Biscayne Blvd., #3001, Aventura amctheaters.com .................................. 305-466-9880

• HANDS-ON • NO-MESS FUN UN • AGES 5-12

AMC SUNSET PLACE 24 5701 Sunset Drive, Suite 300, South Miami amctheaters.com .................................. 305-740-8904

BOYNTON CINEMAS 954 838 9 954-838-9090 561-747-3033 palmbeachbroward.madscience.org

MAD SCIENCE OFFERS EXCITING: AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS • ASSEMBLIES WORKSHOPS • BIRTHDAY PARTIES PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS • SPECIAL EVENTS VACATION & SUMMER CAMPS

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ADOLPH & ROSE LEVIS JCC PARTIES 9801 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton levisjcc.org ............................................ 561-852-3200

AQUANUTS AT EAU PALM BEACH RESORT & SPA For one-of-a-kind adventures, bring your kids to AquaNuts! With its sandcastle theatre, climbing wall and adventurer's lab, it's the perfect venue for kids ages 5-12. Call today for more information and give your child the best birthday party ever! 100 South Ocean Blvd., Manalapan aquanutskids.com ................................... 561-540-4833

BALL MANIA INDOOR PARTY PLACE 2600 NW 87th Ave., Suite 5, Doral ballmaniapartyplace.com ........................ 305-640-0701

BOCA PLAY STATION BOUNCELAND

FLORIDA AIKIKAI

Mad Science Parties are a

Best paintball experience, laser tag arena, rock climbing, video arcade, bumper cars, glow-in-the-dark mini golf. 7925 W. 2nd Court, Hialeah actiontownfl.com ................................... 305-647-3343

AMERIKICKS DYNAMIC TAE KWON DO ACADEMY

Members of Ft. Lauderdale Magic Society

ACTION TOWN FAMILY FUN CENTER

2240 NW 19th St., #612-613, Boca Raton bocaplaystation.com ................................ 561-367-7676

ROGER FIRESTONE

954.523.0923 954-822-7454

548 NE 42nd St., Fort Lauderdale recordingstudioparties.com ...................... 954-776-2276

MARTIAL ARTS 437 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach amerikick.com ...................................... 954-946-1522

FAMILY BUSINESS

10505 NW 112th Ave., Suite 12, Miami doralmusiccenter.net ............................... 305-883-8996

RISING STARS GYMNASTICS

1297 N. University Drive, Coral Springs twinsgymnastics2.com ........................... 954-741-9382

also available

DORAL MUSIC CENTER ROCKSTAR RECORDING STUDIO

TWINS GYMNASTICS

Serving the Tri-County Area

300 SW First Ave., Ft. Lauderdale ........... 954-761-9400

12239 SW 53rd St., Cooper City ............. 954-434-0099 1728 N. Commerce Parkway, Weston ....... 954-659-8717 ............................................. parkavenuegymnastics.com

Totally awesome parties

Ask About Our BALLOON DECORATING!

SUNRISE STADIUM 15 AT LAS OLAS RIVERFRONT

MUSIC

14401 NE 20th Lane , North Miami nuagegymnastics.com ............................ 888-682-4318

Mobile gymnastics program serving the Broward county area ....................................................................954-963-5539

• Kids Participation • Parties • Schools • Amazing Dog & Dove Act • Soda Pop, the Clown

9889 W. Glades Road, Boca Raton regmovies.com ....................................... 561-482-2638

NU AGE GYMNASTICS & DANCE

TUMBLELAND GYMNASTICS

“FLORIDA’S FINEST FULL TIME”

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For a complete listing of theaters, check out our party listings on southfloridaparenting.com

6950 SW 117th Ave., Miami tumblebeesgymnastics.com ..................... 305-596-2337

2magus@att.net

2600 NW 136th Ave., Sunrise regmovies.com ....................................... 954-846-1707

2280 SW 71st Terrace, Davie novagymnastics.com .............................. 954-476-3154

TUMBLEBEES GYMNASTICS

the AVENGER

REGAL SAWGRASS 23 CINEMAS

9764 S. Military Trail, Boynton Beach alcotheaters.com .................................... 561-366-7500

CINEMARK PALACE 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton cinemark.com ....................................... 561-395-4695

PARTY FLIX Serving the tri-county area, partyflix.com . 305-848-5883

8761 SW 132nd St., Miami mybouncelandparty.com ......................... 305-235-5519

BOUNCE PLAY WORLD 13550 SW 120th St., Suite 504, Miami bounceplayworld.com .............................. 305-232-7944

BRICKS 4 KIDZ Multiple locations in the tri-country area bricks4kidz.com ................................... 954-255-5233

COOL BEANS INDOOR PLAYGROUND & CAFE 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., #3115, Palm Beach Gardens coolbeansplaycafe.com ........................... 561-627-1782

COOL-DE-SAC PLAY CAFE Parents and children can enjoy gourmet food and games surrounded by several activity stations that creatively entertain children from toddlers to teens. cool-de-sac.com 5701 Sunset Drive, #355, Miami ........... 305-446-1686 11401 NW 12th St., #E610, Doral ........ 305-477-5505 500 Seabiscuit Trail #1050, Village at Gulftream Park ............................................................... 954-399-9953

FROGGY’S PLAYHOUSE 10141 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines froggysplayhouse.com.............................. 954-433-7818

FIT KIDS OPERATION 9750 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs fitkidsoperation.com ................................ 954-818-3709

FUN DEPOT 2003 10th Ave. N., Lake Worth fundepot.com ......................................... 561-547-0817

FUNDERDOME

1455 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale funderdome.net ..................................... 954-525-1816

FUNTASMIC INDOOR PARTY PLACE 13017 SW 112th St., Kendall funtasmicpartyplace.com ......................... 305-387-7477

GAME TIME 5701 Sunset Drive, Suite 330, Miami gametimeplayers.com .............................. 305-667-4263

JCC OF THE GREATER PALM BEACHES 8500 Jog Road, Boynton Beach jcconline.org .......................................... 561-740-9000

JOEY’S OUTBACK ADVENTURES 10670 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington joeysoutback.com.................................... 561-204-4554

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JUMP A ROOS

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jumparoos.com 20505 S. Dixie Highway, Cutler Bay ........ 305-238-5867 6830 N. University Drive, Tamarac .......... 954-721-5867

JUMPIN’ JAMBOREE

Now Serving Miami

Miami's largest indoor inflatable playground and party place. 7 giant unmatched inflatables, video arcade & separate toddler soft play area. 6000 NW 97th Ave., Suites 1-2, Doral jumpinjamboree.com .............................. 305-599-3288

Ask for David or Jack

WE SHOW UP!

JUMPING JELLY BEANS

Bungee Jump

1250 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale jumpingjbeans.com ................................ 954-458-3737

JUMP!ZONE PARTY PLAY CENTER 10064 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise jumpzoneparty.com .............................. 954-703-1330

JUNGLE ZONE PARTY AND LOUNGE 8347 NW 36th St., # 4, Doral jungle-zone.com ..................................... 305-458-4795

KYDOO BRICKELL PARTY PLACE

The Obstacle in Paradise Bungee Joust Run/Combo

5-1 Pirate Combo

Kids will sing, dance and have lots of fun! Art Projects, Sports Competitions, Princess Tea Party, Candy Station, Character Appearance. Great food for kids and adult food platters as well. Gift for Bday child. 625 SW 1st Ave., Brickell ....................... 786-456-9147

LITTLE DIVAS 8763 SW 132nd St., Miami littledivaspartyplace.com ........................ 305-235-5519

Rock Climb Dual Slide Sports Xtreme Sport Xtreme S portss Arena Arena Rock Wall Wall

5 in 1 Slam Dunk

MINITOWN PARTY PLACE 4005 NW 114th Ave., Suite 21, Doral minitownparty.com ................................. 305-592-1055

MONKEY JOE’S BOCA RATON 11411 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton monkeyjoes.com/bocaraton ...................... 561-488-2272

$

30 OFF $ 60 OFF

MONKEY JOE'S CORAL SPRINGS 10301B Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs monkeyjoes.com ..................................... 954-796-6500

MONKEY JOE’S LAKE WORTH 6250 Lantana Road, Bay 18, Lake Worth monkeyjoes.com/lakeworth....................... 561-968-0009

MONKEY JOE'S PEMBROKE PINES

9980 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines monkeyjoes.com.........................954-442-8777

Jacobs Ladder

ANY SATURDAY ANY SUNDAY

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Excluding Small Bounce Houses

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MONKEY JOE’S SUNRISE 3445 N. Hiatus Road, Sunrise monkeyjoes.com/sunrise .......................... 954-748-4123

MY CLUBHOUSE PARTY PLACE 9851 NW 58th St., Suite 124, Doral myclubhouse.net..................................... 305-470-1888

OFF THE WALL 4939 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek offthewallfl.com ..................................... 954-973-3031

PLANET AIR SPORTS

PLAY AU LAIT 9025 SW 72nd Place, Miami playaulait.com ....................................... 305-514-0248

PLAYMOBIL FUNPARK 8031 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach playmobil.com ........................................ 561-691-9880

l a c i a g M ents Mom

RECEPTION PALACE BALLROOMS 14375 SW 42nd St., Miami receptionpalace.com ............................... 305-553-2881

SHOWTIME PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE

TO HAVE THE BEST PARTY EVER, DEAL WITH THE

503 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton showtimeboca.com ................................. 561-394-2626

SUGAR N’ SPICE PARTIES

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3565 NE 207th St., Suite A9, Aventura baby-stars.com........................................ 305-466-1886

• BOUNCE HOUSES • CATERING • PARTY PLANNING & DECORATIONS MENTION • ALL YOUR PARTY NEEDS THIS AD FOR • TRAIN • PONY RIDES 10% OFF ! • HAY RIDES • CLOWNS • CHARACTERS • SCHOOL & CORPORATE EVENTS • BALLOON ARCH • TENTS • TABLES & CHAIRS • LINENS AND MORE…

BALL MANIA INDOOR PARTY PLACE

www.Magicalmomentspartyandevents.com

954-240-1930

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www.awesomepartiesusa.com

2030 S. Douglas Road, Suite 105, Coral Gables sugarnspiceparties.com ........................... 305-310-2333

THE WOW FACTORY 22,000 sq. ft. indoor family entertainment center with Laser Tag, Ropes Course, Rock Wall, Ballocity, Arcade, great food & great birthday parties! 5891 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek wowfactoryfun.com ................................ 954-380-8600

PRESCHOOL PLAY BABY STARS

2600 NW 87th Ave., Suite 5, Doral ballmaniapartyplace.com ........................ 305-640-0701

FREE

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Multi attraction trampoline park and ropes courses - plus paintless paintball. Climbing walls - Bungee trampolines Vertical drop slide - Full cafe - Parents lounge and more! 1401 Green Road, Deerfield Beach planetairsports.com ................................ 954-428-3386

LET US MAKE YOUR PARTY MAGICAL MAG GICAL


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FUN BUS Palm Beach: .......................................... 954-698-5835 Miami-Dade: 305-385-9167 ..................... funbuses.com

• Bouncers • Slides • Frozen drinks • All fun foods • Tent/table/chairs

FUNTASMIC INDOOR PARTY PLACE 13017 SW 112th St., Kendall funtasmicpartyplace.com ......................... 305-387-7477

FREE DELIVERY

MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

GYMBOREE PLAY PROGRAMS Multiple locations gymboreeclasses.com ..............................800-520-PLAY

THE LITTLE GYM Serving the tri-county area ......................thelittlegym.com

MY CLUBHOUSE PARTY PLACE 9851 NW 58th St., Suite 124, Doral myclubhouse.net..................................... 305-470-1888

MY GYM School • Churches • Parks • Corporate Events

305-417-1873 305-297-9914 www.choicepartyrentalsofmiami.com

my-gym.com Aventura ................................................. 305-933-0496 Coral Gables ........................................... 305-285-9440 Doral ...................................................... 305-500-9688 Kendall .................................................. 305-270-0230 Plantation............................................... 954-382-0222

PLAYMOBIL FUNPARK

Outstanding Children’s Theme Parties

8031 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach playmobil.com ........................................ 561-691-9880

TUMBLEBEES GYMNASTICS 6950 SW 117th Ave., Miami tumblebeesgymnastics.com .................... 305-596-2337

SCIENCE HIGH TOUCH HIGH TECH Serving the tri-county area sciencemadefunSFL.net ......................... 800-639-7923

LOGGERHEAD MARINELIFE CENTER 14200 US Highway 1, Juno Beach marinelife.org/birthday ............................. 561-6278280

MAD SCIENCE OF PALM BEACH & MARTIN COUNTIES

954-433-7348 www.allaboutentertainment.com

MIAMI PIRATE DUCK TOURS

party planner DIRECTORY

visor Trip Ad t Excellen Rating 3 01 -2 2012

A Mad Science party is more than just a birthday party; it's an experience your child will never forget. We come to your home, a location of your choice, or you can have a party in our lab in Jupiter. We provide exactly what the kids want – Fun (and what the parents want – a no mess, hassle-free birthday party!) Ages 4-11 Serving the tri-county area and Martin County palmbeachbroward.madscience.org ..................................... 561-747-3033, 954-838-9090

MIAMI SCIENCE MUSEUM

• 90 minutes land & sea tour • Fun for the entire family • Newest & Coolest Ducks • Best way to see Miami! • Perfect for Charters, birthdays, events

Making science fun is our way to make birthday parties a day to remember. 3280 S. Miami Ave. Miami birthdays@miamisci.org ........................... 305-646-4360

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE 401 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale mods.org ............................................. 954-467-6637

SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE CENTER AND AQUARIUM 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach sfsm.org ................................................ 561-832-1988

SKATING ATLANTIS SKATEWAY

Tickets & Information: www.miamiducks.com (305) OCEAN-DR (305) 623-2637 MAGICIAN MITCHELL J. DAVIE Your Child h ld is the h STAR!! Specializing in Children’s Shows Over 8,000 Career Shows Performed Live Bunny Rabbit Audience Participation Amazing Balloon Work Licensed & Insured

“The Best in Comedy & Magic”

MITCHELLJDAVIE.COM

1-888-SHOW-123

3100 Jog Road, Greenacres atlantisskateway.com .............................. 561-964-4300

GALAXY SKATEWAY 7500 Southgate Blvd., North Lauderdale galaxyskateway.net ................................. 954-721-0580

GLACIER ICE AND SNOW 4601 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point glaciericeandsnow.com ........................... 954-943-1437

KENDALL ICE ARENA 10355 Hammocks Blvd., Kendall kendallicearena.com .............................. 305-386-8288

PALM BEACH SKATE ZONE 8125 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth pbskatezone.com ................................... 561-963-5900

PINES ICE ARENA 12425 Taft St., Pembroke Pines pinesice.com .......................................... 954-704-8700

SAVEOLOGY.COM ICEPLEX 3299 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs saveologyiceplex.com .............................. 954-341-9956

SCOTT RAKOW YOUTH CENTER ICE RINK 2700 Sheridan Ave., Miami Beach miamibeachparks.com ............................ 305-604-4824

SUPER WHEELS SKATING CENTER 12265 SW 112th St., Miami superwheelsmiami.com .......................... 305-270-9386

SPORTS BASES LOADED 4151 N. Pine Island Road, Sunrise gobasesloaded.com ................................. 954-616-5408

CORAL CLIFF INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING 3400 SW 26th Terrace, #A4, Fort Lauderdale coralcliffs.com ....................................... 954-321-9898

DANNY BERRY’S DIAMOND BACKS BASEBALL 11155 SW 112th Ave., Miami dannyberry.com ............................. 305-271-9000 x241

FLORIDA PANTHERS HOCKEY CLUB 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise panthers.nhl.com .................................... 954-835-7000

GOL PLANET SOCCER INDOOR FACILITY 13135 SW 124th Ave., #102, Miami golplanetsoccer.com ............................... 786-273-5479

KIDOKINETICS kidokinetics.com .................................... 954-385-8511

MACK’S FISHING CAMP macksfishcamp.com ............................... 954-536-7400

MINI INDY CART RACING Family entertainment for all ages. Come to us or we come to you. miamipartyrentals.biz ................... 305-234-4555

PLANET AIR SPORTS Multi attraction trampoline park and ropes courses - plus paintless paintball. Climbing walls - Bungee trampolines Vertical drop slide - Full cafe - Parents lounge and more! 1401 Green Road, Deerfield Beach planetairsports.com ................................ 954-428-3386

PLAYERS EDGE 11401 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton

playersedgebaseball.com.............561-672-7474

POWER HITTERS INC. 9152 Wiles Road, Coral Springs powerhitters.net ...................................... 954-800-7444

REVO SOCCER 7610 NE 4th Court, Miami revosoccer.com ...................................... 305-423-0436

SOCCER SHOTS MIAMI soccershotsmiami.com ........................... 305-338-6300

SUGARS DROP SHOP sugarsdropshop.com ............................... 786-537-2016

ULTIMATE SPORTS PARTIES ultimatesportsparties.com ....................... 954-579-4799

X-TREME ROCK CLIMBING 13972 SW 139th Court, Miami x-tremerock.com .................................... 305-233-6623

THEATER, MAKE-BELIEVE & STORYTELLING ACADEMY OF DANCE, MUSIC AND THEATRE 4152 W. Blue Heron Blvd., #125, West Palm Beach academydmt.com ................................... 561-840-7555

ACTORS’ PLAYHOUSE AT THE MIRACLE THEATRE 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables actorsplayhouse.org ................................ 305-444-9293

ARTSTAGE 304 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta artstageperformingarts.com ......................561-747-7409

FANTASY THEATRE FACTORY Traveling performances for the tri-county area ftfshows.com ......................................... 305-284-8800

LOCOMOTION THEATRE Traveling performances for the tri-county area locomotiontheatre.com .............................561-361-8318

MIAMI THEATER CENTER 9806 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores mtcmiami.org ......................................... 305-751-9550

MOS’ART THEATRE 700 Park Ave., Lake Park mosarttheatre.com ................................ 561-337-6763

ROXY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 1645 SW 107th Ave., Miami roxypac.com ......................................... 305-226-0030

SHOWTIME DANCE & PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE 503 SE Mizner Blvd., Suite 73, Boca Raton showtimeboca.com ....................................561-394-2626

WATER FUN BRITISH SWIM SCHOOL 2084 N. University Drive, Sunrise 6861 SW 196th Ave., Units 403-405, Pembroke Pines britishswimschool.com ............................ 954-747-7251

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CALYPSO BAY WATER PARK 151 Lamstein Lane, Royal Palm Beach .... 561-790-6160

CALYPSO COVE WATER PARK 6200 Royal Palm Blvd., Margate .......... 954-974-4566

CASTAWAY ISLAND TY Park, 3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood .. 954-357-8811

COCONUT COVE WATER PARK 11200 Park Access Road, Boca Raton .......561-274-1140

GRAPELAND WATER PARK - BLACK BEARD’S BEACH

• We offer Spring, i SSummer, and d Wi Winter t CCamps. • We have a highly competitive girls’ gymnastics team. • Independent cclasses lasses startingg at the age of 2.

1550 NW 37th Ave., Miami .................... 305-960-2950

LAKE LYTAL POOL 3645 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach .. 561-233-1426

MIAMI MERMAIDS miamimermaids.net

.......................... 305-408-1116

MIAMI WATERSPORTS COMPLEX

401 E. 65th St., Hialeah miamiwatersportscomplex.com ............... 305-476-WAKE

PARADISE COVE C.B. Smith Park, 900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines .............................................................. 954-357-5170

Come Celebrate your child’s next Birthday at West Broward Gymnatics

50+ Games and Attractions for ALL ages! www.WowFactoryFun.com (954) 380-8600

SAFARI ISLE Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise .............................................................. 954-357-8868

AND INTRODUCING...

ONE FREE Trial Class for new students.

SPLASH ADVENTURE Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach .................................................... 954-357-5100

We have W have been been here here ffor or ttwo wo ye yea years ar now. ars If you haven’t already, please visit our new location.

THE SWIM ACADEMY Boca Raton: .......................................... 561-883-2050 Boynton Beach: ..................................... 561-375-8980 Lake Worth: ........................................... 561-629-3262 Miramar: ............................................... 954-861-8536 Wellington: ............................................ 561-596-5501 Weston: ................................................. 954-384-4500 ..................................................... theswimacademy.com torpsacademy.com

............................. 305-298-2048

UNITED STATES SWIM ACADEMY 744 Riverside Drive, Coral Springs us-swim.com ......................................... 954-509-0089

Your Inflatables Specialist! www.WowBounce.com (800) 323-WOWB

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West Broward Gymnastics

136th Avenue

TORPS ACADEMY

WEST BROWARD GYMNASTICS 409 SW 136th Avenue, Davie, FL 33325 Phone: (954) 382-1767 • FAX: (954) 382-1769

• www.wbgymnastics.com

VENETIAN POOL

Shenandoah Pkwy.

2701 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables coralgables.com .................................. 305-460-5306

ENTERTAINMENT

Where girls can shine & party all the time!

BOUNCE HOUSES, INFLATABLES & RIDES 24 HOURS PARTY RENTAL Serving the tri-county area Broward and Palm: ................................ 754-244-8007 Miami-Dade: .......................................... 305-300-4940 .................................................. 24hourspartyrental.com

AAA ULTIMATE INFLATABLE 786-303-5597, 954-937-5200, 561-330-8530 .................................................... ultimateinflatable.com

party makeover spa

party planner DIRECTORY

A CREATIVE PARTIES acreativeparties.com ............................... 954-907-5089

A DIVERTIDO PARTY RENTALS 786-426-2292 or 305-878-8287 ................................................ divertidopartyrentals.com

A FUN-TASTIC PARTY afuntasticparty.com ................................ 954-385-1175

A & L BUNGEE BOUNCE albungeebounce.com ............................. 561-662-6106

A PERFECT PARTY Serving the tri-county area and Martin county aperfectparty.net .................................... 561-798-1744

A TON OF FUN

Serving all of Palm Beach and surrounding counties atonoffun.net ......................................... 561-436-4591

ALL AROUND BOUNCE PARTIES

Serving Palm Beach and Broward counties allaroundbounceparties.com ................... 561-640-8653

ALL TIME PARTY RENTAL alltimepartyrent.com ............................. 786-261-8989

AWESOME BOUNCE awesomebounce.com ............................. 800-226-8623

AWESOME PARTIES USA awesomepartiesusa.com ......................... 954-240-1930

BOUNCE HOUSE MIAMI bouncehousemiami.com .......................... 786-426-2753

BOUNCING FOR FUN .............................................................. 786-486-7115

Spa Day Makeup Massage Facials Manicure

Pedicure Hair Styling Fashion Show Karaoke Disco Time

Karaoke Time Video-Games Dress-Up …and more!

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BOUNCING PARTIES EXPRESS

Deluxe Cart & Party Service

We take pride in offering the quality service you expect! Clean Equipment & Always Supervised

• Ice Cream Carts • Hot Dog Carts • Sno-Cone Carts • Popcorn Carts

305•259•5699

pretendpartyproductions.com ................... 561-243-9309

BUGGYS BOUNCERS

CLOWNS/FACE PAINTING

Serving Broward and Miami-Dade counties buggysbouncers.com .............................. 954-668-6543

BUSY BEES BOUNCE-N-PARTY busybeesbounce.com ............................. 954-275-2777

CELEBRATION SOURCE celebrationsource.com ............................ 954-922-3530

CHOICE PARTY RENTALS choicepartyrentalsofmiami.com ................ 305-417-1873

DODGE CITY AMUSEMENTS Serving the tri-county area dodgecityamusements.com ........................305-233-3500

Family Owned & Operated Since 1996

Lic.

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www.circusdays.com

Serving Dade / Broward / Palm Beach area. www.facebook.com/CircusDaysInfo

DORAL PARTY RENTALS doralpartyrental.com....... 305-200-9578, 954-404-2599

EVENT DEPOT Bouncers, water slides, paddle boats, dunk tanks, clowns and hamster balls. theeventdepot.com .... 305-234-4555

EXTREMELY FUN extremelyfun.com ................................... 561-213-2721

FANTASY PARTY RENTALS

World of Wildlife We bring exotic animals to you for children’s & adult’s parties, schools, camps and special events.

Lemurs Crocodiles Turtles Scorpions Bears Skunks Panthers Otters Bats & more

$

25 Off With Ad

fantasypartyrentals.com .......................... 954-667-5688

FUN FACTORY BOUNCE-N-PARTY Serving the tri-county area funfactorybounce.com .... 954-788-6899, 561-684-2220

FUNTIME BOUNCERS & MORE Serving the tri-county area funtimebouncers.com ............................. 954-434-9797

GOLDEN PARTY RENTALS

Serving Dade, Broward & Palm Beach Counties

The Magic of Rebecca

party planner DIRECTORY

OUTSTANDING SHOWS FOR ALL AGES

Magic • Doves & Rabbits Music • Comedy • Hilarious Antics Keep You in Stitches Games • Prizes • Tattoos Balloon Art • Hair Art & Beading Face Painting Glamour Make-up SERVING PALM BEACH, BROWARD AND MIAMI/DADE COUNTIES

O OTHER CHARACTERS INCLUDE Magicians, Fairy Princess, Pirate, Costume Characters, Gypsy Psychic

561-577-5846

FIREFIGHTER BIRTHDAY PARTIES!

JUMBO PARTIES jumboparties.com

....... 954-452-4545, 561-961-5070

JUMP FOR FUN jumpforfun.com ..................................... 800-281-6792 Bouncer, Fun Foods, Decorations, Tables, Chairs, Tents and more. jumping4funcorp.com .................... 786-210-5680

KIDS BOUNCE 4 FUN 888-954-BOUNCE, 561-767-5381 ...................................................... kidsbounce4fun.com

MEGA PARTY EVENTS megapartyevents.com ............................. 305-971-8494

OFF THE WALL ENTERTAINMENT OTWE.com ............................................ 954-986-6906

POWER PARTY EVENTS powerpartyevents.com ............................ 305-883-1218

PREMIERE PARTY RENTAL & DECORATIONS INC. 3436 W. 80th St., Bay 111, Hialeah 786-263-8043, 786-277-8765 ...premierepartydeco.com

SOUTH FLORIDA BOUNCE & SLIDE

Call Jack or David for all your party fun! Bounce houses, obstacle courses, water slides, combo units, dunk tanks, rock walls, sports, interactive games & much, much more! Serving the tri-county area ..................................... 561-245-7100, 954-420-2942 ..................................................southfloridabounce.com

Bouncers, water slides, paddle boats, dunk tanks, clowns and hamster balls. theeventdepot.com ..... 305-234-4555

FEATHERS THE FANCY CLOWN feathersthefancyclown.com ........................305-285-9454

LOLLYPOP AND DOT lollypopanddotclown.com ...........................954-788-0144

OOOPSY THE CLOWN AND COMPANY Serving the tri-county area ooopsytheclown.com .............................. 954-438-9977

SASSY THE MAGICAL CLOWN Magic, doves, rabbits, tattoos - The antics keep you in stitches! Face painting, balloon art, pirate, princess, costume characters, magician. Serving the tri-county area ...................... 561-577-5846

SILLY FARM SUPPLIES sillyfarm.com ......................................... 954-472-5000 ....................................954-523-0923 or 954-822-7454 strawberrytheclown.com........................... 954-609-9809

TERRY’S FACE PAINTING & PRINCESS PARTIES Best face painting, glitter and airbrush tattoos, songs and games. Text me or email at terryfacepaints@comcast.net. Serving the tri-county area .............terrysfacepainting.com .......................... 305-519-0195, 786-973-PRTY (7789)

ZIGGY THE CLOWN, MSW

Serving the tri-county area ziggytheclown.com .................................. 305-864-7738

DJ & ENTERTAINERS ALL ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT Serving the tri-county area allaboutentertainment.com ...................... 954-433-7348

ALLONLINEPARTIES.COM

........................................................allonlineparties.com

ALOHA ISLANDER DANCERS alohaislanderdancers.com ....................... 786-390-9736 wehula.com ................. 954-873-0200, 888-829-9279 amazingpartiesmiami.com ..................... 305-595-0007

ARMANDO THE COMEDIAN 4 KIDS

Serving the tri-county area comedy4kids.com .................................. 954-255-2955

ART EVENT ENTERTAINMENT mylifeandart.typepad.com ....................... 786-301-2456

BALLOON ART WORLD balloonartworld.com ............................... 561-667-5572

BIG TOP BALLOONS bigtopballoons.com ............................... 954-560-0013

BOBBY THE BALLOON GUY Serving tri-county, balloonmasterz.com .... 954-296-2684

THE CAMERA BOOTH thecamerabooth.com .............................. 954-448-3556

CURLY SUE & FRIENDS ENTERTAINMENT curlysue1190@msn.com ...................... 954-382-8882

CHARACTERS

DJ PREMIER SOUND

A SUPERHERO PRODUCTION

DREAMARK ENTERTAINMENT

Have a Superhero for your child’s next birthday! .............................................................. 305-409-6084

AWESOME PARTIES USA

M & S PARTIES msparties.webs.com ............................... 786-587-8557

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entertainmentbyhearts.com ..................... 954-344-1415

EVENT DEPOT

AMAZING PARTIES

kidsfiesta.com ............................ 954-438-4FUN(4386)

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ENTERTAINMENT BY “HEARTS”

Serving North Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties pitmanpartyrental.com ........................... 954-410-1304

KIDS FIESTA

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cookiesncreamparty.com .......................... 305-512-7627

DONNA’S FACE PAINTING & PARTY ART

ALOHA ISLANDERS HAWAIIAN ENTERTAINMENT

Best prices and quality! awesomepartiesusa.com .......................... 954-240-1930

*Firefighter owned and operated.

COOKIES & CREAM FUNNY CLOWN SHOW

PITMAN PARTY RENTAL

Wow Bounce offers top-of-the-line inflatables and places safety, customer service & cleanliness as a top priority. Great for birthday parties & events. Serving the tri-county area bounce.com ............................................ 800-323-9692

(786) 248.1801 • www.bigredtruckevents.com

bellatclown.com ..................................... 954-942-1903

STRAWBERRY THE CLOWN & COMPANY

gkmproductions.com .............................. 305-378-4004

WOW BOUNCE

*Ride in a real fire truck *Spray the fire hose and knock down targets *Firefighter challenges, rescues and obstacle courses *Try on real firefighter gear! *School Fire Safety Packages

........................... 305-408-9091

BELLA THE CLOWN

GKM PRODUCTIONS

JUMPING 4 FUN PARTY RENTAL

Sassy the Magical Clown

appleandbanana.com

SODA POP THE CLOWN

jpfamilypartyrental.com .......................... 786-337-2269

305-253-4645

APPLE AND BANANA

954-266-9364 or 561-396-3319 .................................................. goldenpartyrentals.com

JP FAMILY PARTY RENTAL

Kids Love It!

PRETEND PARTY PRODUCTIONS

bouncingpartiesexpress.com ................... 305-244-4790

PHANY & LEEN SHOW phanyandleenshow.com .......................... 305-383-3240

djpremiersound.com ............................... 305-228-8500 dreamark.net ........................................ 954-668-6856

EVENT DEPOT Bouncers, water slides, paddle boats, dunk tanks, clowns and hamster balls. theeventdepot.com ..... 305-234-4555

GAME ZONE .................................................. 954-585-ZONE (9663)

GLASS PRODUCTIONS betheshow.com ...................................... 561-707-4527

GLITTER TATTOOS Serving the tri-county area glitterparty.com ...................................... 954-448-3556

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GREEN LIGHT TO PLAY greenlighttoplay.com .................................305-803-2050

KOPPERTOP ENTERTAINMENT karlkoppertop.com ................................ 877-FUN-KARL

WILD FLORIDA PRODUCTION (Otter John Jones is back in South Florida)

MOEATA LUAU ENTERTAINMENT

CERAMICS ON WHEELS

A PARTY TO REMEMBER!

islandluaushows.com ............................. 305-804-2681

THE MONKEY’S UNCLE

WE COME TO YOU!

Serving all of South Florida mypartymonkey@aol.com......................... 305-666-5397

#1 DEALS ON WHEELS

Serving the tri-county area mr-mike-raffone.com .................................561-509-5304

MY MAGICAL PARTY mymagicalparty.com ...................................786-457-4410

POP GOES THE WEASEL Serving the tri-county area ...................... 954-560-1432

PUPPETS TO GO puppetstogo.com ...................................... 954-979-8882

SARAH & FRIENDS ENTERTAINMENT happypuppets@hotmail.com ..................... 305-316-1502

Tri-County

• Plastercraft • Sun Catchers • Sand Art • Textile Art • Airbrush Tattoos • Go Green Crafts • Photo Novelties

MR. MIKE RAFFONE • Birthday Parties • Animals for Studio • Educational Productions Programs

www.otterman.net Cell 786-493-4201

• CORPORATE EVENTS • AFTERSCHOOL ENRICHMENT • SCHOOLS & DAY CARE • SYNAGOGUES CHURCHES CHUR HURCHES HURCHE S • FUNDRAISING SIN NG & C

• BIRTHDAY • RESORTS • CAMPS • FFESTIVALS ESTIVA EST IVALS LS

ARTS & CRAFTS

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PHYLLIS ROBBINS

954-298-3838

SIMPLY PUPPETS simplypuppets.com ....................................954-667-3283

SOUTH FLORIDA JUGGLING ACADEMY otjuglr@comcast.net ................................ 954-983-1114

SUGAR & SPICE PARTY ENTERTAINMENT wannaparty.tv ......................................... 305-235-1774

Theme Parties and more

VARIETY VA V ARI RIET ETY ET Y OF OF SSIZES IZE IZES IZ ES PH ES PHOTO PHO PHOT OTO BO OTO OT BOO BOOT BOOTH OTH OTH OT

SUNFLOWER ENTERTAINMENT Tri-County Area ...................................... 305-416-4752

TRINA THE MERMAID Serving the tri-county area. For all occasions and ages. Email: WeWantTrina@aol.com .................. 561-779-7705

UNCLE WILLY SHOW willmercier.com ...................................... 561-367-0967

MAGICIANS ABRACADABRA PARTY MAGIC abracadabrapartymagic.com..................... 561-641-2222

A MAGIC BIRTHDAY amagicbirthday.com ............................... 954-720-1739

THE AMAZING MR. A palmbeachmagic.com ............................ 561-951-8777

• Princess • DJ Dance • Tea Parties • Fun Games & Sports • Movie Themes • Slime Time • Fairies In The Garden • Spa • Glamour Girl • Candy Land

www.amazingpartiesmiami.com www ww w.amazi amazi am azingp ingpart arti ties iesmia iesmia i mi mi.co i co com

• Giant Inflatable outdoor screens • Movie/Gaming/Sports & More A unique photo booth experience

305-305-1410 www.fatscreens.com

Call Today! 305.595.0007

Serving Dade/Broward

Invitations • Decorations • Party Favors

GARY GOODMAN excellentmagic.com ................................ 561-558-8033

Trina T rina the Mermaid

MAGICIAN MITCHELL J. DAVIE Serving the tri-county area hiremitch.com ....................................... 888-746-9123

MAGIC MAD HATTER magicmadhatter.com .............................. 954-720-1739

THE MAGIC OF ROBER robermagic.com ..................................... 888-762-3704

MIDNIGHT MAGIC ENTERTAINMENT midnightmagic.info ............................... 561-965-8782

MR. WIZ THE MAGICIAN

ROBERT HERMENS tophatonline.com .................................. 954-389-0802

ROGER FIRESTONE Florida's finest fulltime magician and balloon decor. ...................................954-523-0923 or 954-822-7454

ZUMBA

S FOR KID

S PARTIE

LOTS OF DANCE MOVEMENT FOR ALL AGES PARACHUTE CIRCLE TIME • FACE PAINTING

305-519-0195 / 786-973-7789 Entertaining Birthdays for 12 yrs! terryaerobics@hotmail.com Zumba Licensed AFAA Certified Nationally Instructor & CPR

Shell phone 561-779-7705

SPICE THE SILLY MAGICIAN wannaparty.tv ......................................... 305-235-1774

STEPHAN’S MAGIC

Mr. Wiz the Magician

mybagoftricks.com ................................. 888-978-3742

THEATER OF MAGIC .............................................................. 305-388-1388

PARTY PLANNING

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• • • • • • • • •

EVENT AND PARTY PLANNERS/ PARTY SERVICES 24 HOURS PARTY RENTAL

Serving the tri-county area Broward: .............................................. 754-244-8007 Davie: .................................................. 305-300-4940 .................................................. 24hourspartyrental.com

Birthday Parties Day Cares Schools After School Programs Family Reunions Community Centers Banquet Halls and Club Houses Libraries Parks

Pet and Take pictures with a live rabbit!

A DIVERTIDO PARTY RENTALS ...................................786-426-2292 or 305-878-8287 ...........................................adivertidoparty@hotmail.com

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our kids snack drawer, jump in In every household, there are two the car and go. sets of parents: the morning parent As the afternoon parent sits and the afternoon parent. The mornin the carpool line for what ing parent (in my opinion) has the feels like a lifetime, we have easiest job, by far! time now to stress out about The morning parent gets the kids all of the tasks we have to do up, dressed and ready for school. this afternoon/evening. They pack the lunches, feed them The never-ending list starts breakfast and prepare them for a again: soccer practice, dance TEANA MCDONALD fantastic day ahead. (They make class, spelling test, science their morning a positive experience test (or is that a science proj-- which I am terrible at.) ect?), dinner, walking the dog, did I return My husband just so happens to be the that phone call, money for the field trip, did morning parent (translation: Mr. Happy Go I volunteer as a chaperone?… You get the Lucky). And while he does a great job at it, point, right? I think getting the kids ready should include The classroom doors open, the kids are styling the diva’s hair. Don’t you agree? running like a herd of cattle toward the line, Yes, I get to lie in bed longer and dream and the next thing you know, they’re in the longer, all while hearing the background noise car and my responsibility again. In my mind of the morning hustle and bustle. I’m saying, “Where did the day go and what But in my eyes, I should be able to just just happened?” lie in bed and receive goodbye kisses until I As we enter the house, the afternoon/evehear the front door slam, then get back to the ning madness begins. It’s a race to the finish silence that I love. line. The finish line for me is bedtime! Well, we all know that it never goes down All of a sudden, the front door opens and the way we (the mothers) would like it to. the morning parent walks into the perfect In my house, I am considered the 20 persituation (kids jumping, screaming and hugcent morning parent and the 100 percent ging my husband as if I’ve held them hostage afternoon parent. Do the math. all afternoon). Yes, I understand that parenting is not All of the homework has been completed, 50/50 and that I have to pitch in at times. dinner is ready and the kids are playing But I have the most difficult part of the morn(showered and in their PJs) while the aftering duties – the hair styling, getting them into noon parent enjoys a much-needed adult the car and out of the car, and then turning beverage. on my morning charm to smile at everyone I understand that I am very lucky to have when I drop off the kids. my husband take on 80 percent of the mornThat’s very difficult for the afternoon paring duties. I also know that so many mothers ent (translation: not a morning person). The are both the AM and PM parent. car ride to school feels like it’s never going But what I know for sure (in my Oprah to end. Then once you’ve arrived, you ramble voice) is that the afternoon parent has the (like Rain Man) through a list of things like, toughest job overall. Kudos to all of my PM “Don’t forget your backpack… Did you pack parents! I’m with you! your project?... Remember that you have Teana McDonald shares her enthusiasm and aftercare today” (my favorite line) … and the passion for social media and public relations list goes on. as the President of a successful boutique Once they are out of the car and into class, agency, 3E Connections, Inc. She built her I have a moment of peace, and then the brand by assisting companies establish a clock starts. You know what I’m talking about, moms, that clock that takes over your day robust online and offline presence to expand because you are the afternoon parent, who their reach. Teana is a Past President of the has to be back in that obnoxious carpool line National Association of Women Business Own5 hours early to get in front. ers, Social Media Chair for FemFessionals, It’s like a race to the finish line for me, SCORE business mentor, former Co- host of because I have to work and see clients durpopular web series 3 Loud Women and former ing the day. As I go from meeting to meetCo-host of NBC’s Miami Moms. She loves to ing, conference call to webinar, it becomes share her experiences and knowledge with the clear that I haven’t eaten and I only have 15 everyday woman juggling life, career and famminutes to do so before I have to get in the ily. Let’s continue the conversation @3EConcarpool line. What does one do? We grab a snack from nections on Twitter!

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6 Ways to Bring “We Time” Back Into Your Relationship

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It’s February, and that means that or romantic as you would have liked, don’t allow your unmet love and romance are in the air. expectations to cheat you out While it’s nice having a day that of enjoying your time together. is dedicated to celebrating love, Just receive the time and attenthere are 364 other days in the tion and appreciate what you year when we can let our special are sharing and doing together. someone know he or she is loved. You can always plan something Keeping the love and the romance different when it’s your turn to alive in our relationships every day GLADYS DIAZ plan the date. can prove challenging. Add chilStay present. It’s easy to let our minds wandren to the mix, and unless you’re making der off when we’re not focused on being in “we time” a priority, it’s unlikely there will be the present. If you find your mind wandering, much celebrating happening on Valentine’s take a nice deep breath and allow yourself to Day or any other day. see, hear and feel where you are. Sometimes As mothers, we have a responsibility to our I actually say to myself, “Where am I right children, but we need to remember we’re also now? I’m in a restaurant. I’m having a great women who are girlfriends and lovers. And glass of wine. I hear the soft music in the while we may not be able to go away with our background. I’m sitting across from the man partners for a romantic weekend every month, I love!” This helps me to bring myself back to there are ways that we can continue making where I really want to be. “we time” a priority. Get physical. Whether it’s holding hands, Here are some fun, romantic and easy ways making out or making one of those board to celebrate your love all year long: games interesting by coming up with your Have regular date nights. Whether it’s once own sexy rules, make time for physical touch. a week or twice a month, make time to be Hugging, touching, kissing and making love alone together, free of distractions, interare an important part of keeping love alive. ruptions and, yes, children. Designate and It’s what makes a romantic relationship differschedule the days or nights when you’ll have ent from a friendship. So make physical touch a date. To make it fun, take turns planning a part of your “we time” experience. the dates. The idea is to look forward to and If the physical side of your relationship enjoy the time you’re together. has begun to fizzle, or one of you is strugKeep it simple. If budget is an issue and gling with making physical intimacy part of you can’t afford to get babysitters very often, the relationship again, try to keep things fun consider having a date night in. After putting and light. There are card and board games, the kids to bed, make or order in a nice dincoupons and rolling die that include fun, ner or share a special desert. Turn off the TV playful activities that don’t necessarily involve and smart phones and just be with one anothlovemaking. Focus on other types of touch, er. Play a board game (be creative about how like handholding or back rubs. The important to make it romantic), play some music, or do thing is to not have the expectation of lovesomething else that you enjoy and that allows making be an obligation for either one of you. you time to talk and connect. Remember to The more you connect with one another, the smile and flirt. Let your partner know, “I’m more likely it is that the other types of intistill attracted to and want to date you.” macy will begin to resurface naturally. Make it about the two of you. We all have Being parents is part of our relationship, busy lives, so it may be tempting to start talkbut before there were children, there were ing about bills, the kids and household decicouples who loved and couldn’t wait to spend sions when we finally get some uninterrupted time together. Being intentional about having time together. However, take this time to con“we time” can help keep the love, laughter nect with one another. Talk about your goals and romance alive, which will make us hapand dreams. Take time to express how gratepier parents, too! ful you are to have your partner in your life, and give yourself permission to be mushy. For more dating and relationship advice, or Let go of expectations. You may have a to schedule a complimentary Ready for Love certain picture in your mind about what a Coaching Session with Gladys, visit http://www. “perfect romantic date” should be. If your heartsdesireintl.com. partner plans something that’s not as exciting

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ebruary is all about showing those you love just how much you care, and sometimes that doesn’t come in the form of jewelry for your ELISE RODRIGUEZ, ESQ. spouse or candied hearts for the kids. Sometimes, showing how much you care comes in the form of working together, as a couple, to plan for your family’s future. The ultimate way to make sure your family is taken care of, no matter what, is to have a comprehensive estate plan in place. For many couples, putting an estate plan in place sounds easier said than done. Unfortunately, money has a habit of bringing out the worst in people, even in the best of families. So the initial thought of an estate plan can be overwhelming and seem far from romantic, especially if conversations about money have proven difficult in your relationship. And having to decide who should (and who shouldn’t) receive inheritances or raise the kids can create conflict between you and your partner. But getting your estate plan handled can actually keep your family out of conflict in the long run, and can make your relationship with your spouse or partner better.

Here’s how to make sure your family gets the most out of estate planning:

Change the conversation. As I always say, estate planning is not just about money. It’s about preserving your legacy and passing on all of your assets, including your spiritual and emotional human assets. If you change the conversation from being about money to being about values, you and your spouse will likely be on the same side of the table.

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Ease into the process. If you think executing an estate plan may cause friction in your relationship, ease into the process. Remind yourself to stay focused on what matters and start getting comfortable with the topic of conversation. In our office, we send couples a Family Estate Planning Worksheet to fill out before the initial meeting. In this worksheet, you can fill in your assets, identify your planning objectives, rank family values, and answer important family questions. This way, you can open the lines of communication with each other and begin to organize yourselves without having to make critical decisions on your own.

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verything grows from love -- confidence, joy, resourcefulness, kindness, compassion, acceptance and peace. You convey brain-boosting love to your children every day in a million ways. Your messages “fill their bucket,” according to the bestselling book How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer. Toddlers may not fully understand how their words and actions fill or dip into someone else’s bucket. But their ability to feel strong and capable in themselves, to care for and share about others, is directly related to your ability to “fill their bucket.” Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate all the love that fills their buckets. Your child knows your love from your words and your hugs, from all those meals and diapers, and all those bedtime books and songs. Feeling loved is an extraordinary gift. Your child grows to be a unique person because he knows he is lovable.

This Valentine Day, give your child a “bucket of love.” It can be a real bucket that’s filled with pictures of your child seeing all the ways others care about him or her. It can be a giant bucket drawn with washable markers on a whiteboard and magnetic photos. Or save the pictures on your phone in a “bucket of love” file. Review the pictures as part of a morning or bedtime routine so that no matter how challenging the day is, your child begins and ends with a full bucket.

What fills a child’s bucket? Try to capture them: being smart and capable feeling comfort and reassurance lighting up someone else’s day (even if they’re tired, cranky, impatient or angry) being proud of themselves being accepted exactly as they are Smart and capable Proud and accepted

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Look for all the ways your child makes discoveries, takes minor risks, makes age-appropriate choices or helps around the house: playing on the playground or putting together puzzles choosing what to eat for meals or snacks choosing what to wear or which books to read picking a family adventure helping with socks and shoes or carrying a bag of unbreakable groceries All of these are everyday bucket-fillers that let children know you think they are powerful, important, smart and helpful.

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Comfort and reassure Toddlers know what it feels like to lose a little from their bucket, whether it’s from a tantrum spilling out or from someone else taking their toy. Show your child that you are nearby to help. Again, the bucket metaphor maybe too abstract for toddlers, but the metaphor may help an exhausted parent find the stamina to respond with patience, especially when it’s tantrums and melt-

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Guide them through the mistakes Young children might well be their own kind of bucket drain -- testing, pushing limits, making simple tasks complicated and making well-organized people half-crazed. Children make a ton of mistakes. When a child is isolated and alone after making a mistake, he loses something substantial from his bucket. What he really needs is guidance without guilt and shame. Make solutions and problemsolving active strategies for bucket filling. cleaning up messes laughing at the ooops moments finding ways to be kind -- sharing cookies and artwork, brushing the dog or getting a diaper for the baby Sharing and caring are complex concepts for toddlers. But everything begins with a full bucket. Fill your child’s bucket and keep refilling. You’ll see the love grow and spread all year long.

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While breaking up has always been laced with heartache, getting dumped in the digital age is worse. Young lovers, particularly tweens and adolescents, have it the hardest of all. Parents often dismiss the “you’re-too-young-to-feel-that-way” puppy love, because tween romances tend to last two weeks, two months, or two hours. But to the young girl or boy in the throes of a hopeless crush, their emotions feel intense and in no way trivial. As hormones kick in, romance becomes a high priority for young adolescents. In a study published in Social Psychology Quarterly, the researchers established that sixth- to eighth-

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Young Love is Harder on Tweens and Teens With romance on their minds, girls and boys board the merry-go-round of going out, breaking up and making up frequently. For tweens and adolescents, staying in the relationship saddle is much more difficult than it is for adults. They are inexperienced, novices when it comes to handling the low points of relationships such as jealousy, betrayal, gossip, frustration and rejection. Furthermore, feelings are exaggerated because new hormones rush in and gush through kids with a velocity that is mind- and heart-boggling. Kids this age live in the moment, and if that moment spells heartbreak, it can feel like an endless prison of excruciating, unforgettable torment.

Love tattoos. If you doubt this, recall your first big crush. When did it happen? Most likely, age 10, according to Martha McClintock, professor and chair of the committee on biopsychology at the University of Michigan. Men and women, regardless of their sexual orientation, pinpoint with clarity that first love experience at about age 10. McClintock attributes this to the brain imprinting this memory, a brain fueled by the power of hormones and the timing of development. First love is memorable, and the memory stays, even with kids barely out of elementary school. Middle schoolers by nature are very self-conscious. They carry around this burden that everyone is looking at them, or could be looking at them. Because of this hyper-sensitivity and self-absorption, they are inordinately embarrassed and humiliated when crushes don’t work out. And don’t forget the gossip mill among

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The Sext Talk May Be Just as Important as the Sex Talk A 2007 Liz Claiborne-funded report on teen dating violence and technology found one in four teens it surveyed admitted that a former or current dating partner harassed, name-called or launched putdowns via text messaging and cell phones. Nearly one in five did so through a social networking site. Anger and the Internet have created a phenomenon: revenge porn. Two 14-yearolds in love forever (so they think) “sext” each other hot little messages or even a sexy photo or two. Once the romance sours, it’s usually the boy who decides to share those formerly private visual moments with his buddies. Flash back to when a message that said “Call Mary for a good time” accompanied a phone number scrawled on the locker room wall. That vengeance seems quaint and harmless compared with the malicious launching of an x-rated photo or video that can spread instantly and do permanent damage. In the past, a tween or teen may have still kept the object of their affection on their radar after a breakup. You know the old truth that a former boyfriend looks better when a new girl wants him. You see him flirting in the cafeteria, and you want him back. Equipped electronically, a former boyfriend or girlfriend with a change of heart can now stalk via Facebook or text anytime or rail or beg for another chance. All of the bad tendencies are a mere click away.

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Talk to your son or daughter about relationships. Those conversations are just as critical as the sex talk. How do our children learn the definitions of positive relationships? In Boy Crazy: Keeping Your Daughter’s Feet on the Ground When Her Head Is in the Clouds, coauthored with Charlene C. Giannetti, we remind parents, “Kids on the cusp of early adolescence (8 to 12-year-olds) credit mom (68 percent) or dad (47 percent) with teaching them about love and relationships.” That window of opportunity closes as kids hit 13. Only 33 percent of teens ages 13-18 rely on mom, and 15 percent on dad.

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Ms. Brent-Harris teaches with love and embodies everything I want my child to be -- a smart, compassionate citizen who uses a positive lens to view the world. She creates punch cards for the kids to earn prizes like sitting at the teacher’s desk or having lunch with the teacher. She also leads the anti-bullying program and Teacher Color Me Happy, a club that alleviates anger Angela Brent-Harris and anxiety among children. On the first day first grade of school, she tells parents to focus on creating a Sunrise Park stress-free environment. She gives each child a Elementary, rock to hold when they get anxious. She sends Boca Raton loving, encouraging notes home. She enables her birdies (what she calls her students) to fly academically by nurturing them and teaching with each individual child’s needs in mind. She takes her own personal time to send parents photos and updates and cares enough to point out when a child has accomplished something great or seems a bit sad. It is clear that teaching isn’t just a job for Ms. Brent-Harris -- it is an opportunity to shape the future and well-being of our children.

Mrs. McHenry is an EXTRAordinary inspiration to her students and parents alike. Her teaching approach to me is, “Give a child a book, and they will learn. Teach a child to write a book, and they will write the future.” I mean this literally and figuratively as my young daughter has been so inspired by Mrs. McHenry that she has written dozens of books in her free time, bypassing TV and her iPad. Wow! Beyond her everyday amazing-ness, she has recently shown true grace and compassion as she was faced with an unexpected lesson in sorrow: the only parent of one of her students passed away. Mrs. McHenry has created such a family community among the students that they all felt that student’s sorrow. She personally committed to supporting all of his school expenses for the year so he does not have to endure even more loss – that of his school friends/family.

Ms. Ross is not only recognized for her passion of teaching, but she is also amazing at what she does. My daughter, along with the rest of her students, were reading, writing and conjugating words together in a matter of only 3 months! Moreover, when my kid is not raving about Ms. Ross and anticipating going to school the next day, she now has more self-esteem about herself for being able to read on her own. Ms. Ross’s kindergarten class was also the only K class to have the majority of its students to be awarded principal’s honor roll in the first term. I have never seen my daughter so excited about school since Ms. Ross came into our lives. … She is an extremely humble and compassionate teacher who clearly loves her job.

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of archery. After the lesson, take some practice shots at a target. 2-4 p.m. at A.D. Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. Call 305-365-3018. Cost is $6. Presidents Day Celebration. 3 p.m. at the Homestead Branch Library, 700 N. Homestead Blvd., Homestead. Call 305-246-0168.

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BROWARD COUNTY trucks, a green market, Radio Disney, Fitwize 4 Kids, Star Wars characters, vendors, bounce houses, entertainment. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in downtown Coral Springs, 9530 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs. Call 954-345-2119. Free. Paddling Eco Tour. Ages 12 and older. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St., Hollywood. Call 954-357-5161. Registration is required.

PALM BEACH COUNTY CELLabrate Science Day. Family event with booths featuring interactive and cool science demonstrations and fun math-based activities. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens. Call 561-357-1128. Create a Kente Cloth Duct Tape Wallet. Ages 11 and older. 2:30 p.m. at the Lantana Road Branch Library, 4020 Lantana Road, Lake Worth. Call 561-3044500. Free, RSVP required.

Groundhog Day at the Ranch. Ages 4 and older, stories and craft. 10 a.m. at the Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library, 14350 Hagen Ranch Road, Delray Beach. Call 561-894-7500. Free, registration required. South Florida Fair. Exhibits, rides and midway, crafts, livestock, music, games and food. Opens at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-793-0333 or southfloridafair.com. Adults, $15; Seniors, $8; Children 6-11, $8; Children under 5, free. Ride tickets extra.

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Aventura Green Market. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Founders Park South, 3105 NE 190th St., Aventura. Call 305-466-8008. Miami Jewish Film Festival Family Day. “An American Tail” (1 p.m.), “Igor and The Cranes’ Journey” (3 p.m.); “Hunting Elephants” (5:30 p.m.); and “The Zigzag Kid” (8 p.m.), Frank Theatres Intracoastal, 3701 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach. Call 888-585-3456 or visit Miamijewishfilmfestival.org.

BROWARD COUNTY Goosebumps! Fear Factor Weekend. Explore the new traveling exhibit, Goosebumps! The Science of Fear. Family activities noon-4 p.m. at the Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-467-6637 or visit Mods.org.

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editor’s pick Feb. 10 through March 16 BROWARD COUNTY Florida Renaissance Festival. This reenactment of Europe’s period between the Dark or Middle Ages and the modern era features food, crafts, demonstrations, games of chance and skill, rides, knight battles, a crafts village with more than 100 merchants and artisans, and hundreds of live performers, including sword fighters, minstrels and magicians. Each weekend will have a theme, such as “Pirates: Pillage the Village” and “Explorers: 500th Anniversary of Florida.” Saturdays, Sundays and Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-sunset, through March 16 at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. Call 954-7751642, 800-373-6337 or visit ren-fest. com. General admission, $20; Children 6 to 11, $7; Children 5 and younger, free; Gate entrance fee, $1.50 per person 6 and older.

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» valentine day events DADDY/DAUGHTER DANCE

Feb. 8. Proud fathers and their little darlings will enjoy this sweet event where dancing, dinner and music will be the order of the evening. 5-8 p.m. at the Boynton Beach Civic Center, 128 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. Call 561-742-6224. Cost is $7 per person and registration is required. VALENTINE’S PET PARTY

PALM BEACH COUNTY Florida Intergenerational Orchestra Concert. Enjoy a musical “Salute to America” featuring musicians ages 10-94. 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 22094 Lyons Road, Boca Raton. Call 561-482-8206. Cost is $10 adults, children under 12 are free. Special Needs Family Fun Night. Make new friends, and share parenting techniques within the special needs community. Socks are required for BOTH adults and children. 6-8 p.m. at Cool Beans, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Suite 3115, Palm Beach Gardens. Call 561-627-1782 or visit Coolbeansplaycafe.com.

Monday, Feb. 3

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Baby Storytime. Registration required. 10 a.m. at the Sunny Isles Beach Branch Library, 18070 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach. Call 305-682-0726. Chinese New Year Celebration. Arts and crafts. 4 p.m. at the North Central Branch Library, 9590 NW 27th Ave., Miami. Call 305-693-4541.

BROWARD COUNTY Martin Luther King Jr Scavenger Hunt. Ages 8 and older. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Library, 3151 N. University Drive, Coral Springs. Call 954357-7990. Free. Storytime with Princess Pricilla. Fun stories, coloring, stickers and pictures with the princess. 11 a.m. at Party in Pink, 4425 Lyons Road, Suite 102, Coconut Creek. Call 954-970-8868. Cost is $5, RSVP required.

PALM BEACH COUNTY Family Origami. Ages 7 and older. Okeechobee Boulevard Branch Library, 5689 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-233-1880.

Tuesday, Feb. 4 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower. See baby products, guest speakers and vendors. 6-9 p.m. at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami. Bigcitymoms.com Paws to Read. C.A.R.E.-certified therapy dogs listen to children read aloud. 4 p.m.. Coral Reef Branch Library, 9211 Coral Reef Drive, Miami. Call 305-233-8324. Wii Wednesdays. Make new friends while playing the Wii. 3:30 p.m. at the Miami-Dade Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Call 305-375-2665.

BROWARD COUNTY Healthy Parents, Happy Baby Club. This class will cover the six dimensions of wellness, infant oral health and more. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Sandra Brener and Associates, 9720 Stirling Road #11, Cooper City. Call 954-441-3777. Mother and Son Space Adventure. Laser light show and space adventure with a pizza party, rockets and more. 6-9 p.m. at Buehler Planetarium, 3501 Davie Road, Davie. Call 954-201-6681 or Iloveplanets.com. Cost: $10.

PALM BEACH COUNTY Rubber Band Wristbands. Learn to make your own stretchy creation. For ages 7 to 17. 5:30 p.m. at the Acre-

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Feb. 8. Pups need love too, so families are encouraged to bring their loveable pet to this fun event where doggies can be a part of the Valentine’s dress-up contest, have pictures taken, participate in a raffle and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Pet Project, 2200 NW Ninth Ave., Wilton Manors. Call 954-568-5678. NATURE’S LOVE-LY TREASURES

Feb. 9. Children ages 6 to 12 can create a special nature craft for Valentine’s Day. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Anne Kolb Nature Center, 751 Sheridan St., Hollywood. Call 954-357-5161. Cost is $2. VALENTINE’S DAY STORYTIME

Feb. 11. Preschool children will have fun listening to stories and songs about Valentine’s Day. They will even get to make a craft. 11 a.m. at the Palm Springs North Branch Library, 17601 NW 78th Ave., Miami. Call 305-820-8564. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

Feb. 12. Enjoy Valentine’s stories, songs, a craft and a film. For ages 3-8. 6:30 p.m. at the Glades Road Branch Library, 20701 95th Ave. South, Boca Raton. Call 561-4824554. Free, registration required. TEEN ANTI-VALENTINES

Feb. 13. If you’re a teen and sick of all this lovey-dovey romance, then join this group working on very un-romantic crafts and activities. 4 p.m. at the Miami-Dade Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Call 305-375-2665. HEART-TO-HEART

Feb. 14. Share stories, make sparkly Valentines and have a little sweet treat to celebrate this happy holiday. 4 p.m. at the age Branch Library, 15801 Orange Blvd., Loxahatchee. Call 561-681-4100. Wonders of the Night Sky. Stargaze from sunset to 8:30 p.m. at Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library, 14350 Hagen Ranch Road, Delray Beach. Call561-894-7500

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Arts and Crafts. For children ages 5 to 10. 5:30 p.m. at the Golden Glades Branch Library, 100 NE 166th St., Miami. Call 305-787-1544. Bedtime Storytime. 7 p.m. at the North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183rd St., Miami Gardens. Call 305-625-6424.

BROWARD COUNTY Family Storytime. Children 3 and older. 6:30 p.m. at the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library, 500 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors. Call 954-390-2195. Free. Clay “I LOVE YOU” Hearts. Make a heart from clay with a message. Includes the firing of one piece. 1-5 p.m. at Young at Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave, Davie. Call 954-424-0085. Cost is $5 plus museum admission.

Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library, 14350 Hagen Ranch Road, Delray Beach. Call 561-894-7500. Free, registration required. VALENTINE CELEBRATION

Feb. 14. All ages can celebrate the holiday with stories, crafts and more. 4 p.m. at the North Central Branch Library, 9590 NW 27th Ave., Miami. Call 305-693-4541. VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY

Feb. 14. Celebrate the day of love with some fun activities on this special day. 3 p.m. at Cool Beans, Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Suite 3115, Palm Beach Gardens. Call 561627-1782 or visit Coolbeansplaycafe.com. Cost is $14.95 includes all-day admission or $6 for the class only.

PALM BEACH COUNTY Character Meet and Greet. 10:30 a.m. at Cool Beans, Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Suite 3115, Palm Beach Gardens. Call 561-627-1782 or visit Coolbeansplaycafe.com. Robots!. Stories and make your own robot. For ages 5 to 7. 3:15 p.m. at the Gardens Branch Library, 11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Call 561-626-6133. Free, RSVP required.

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Bark and Read. Read to Flora, a therapy greyhound. 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the West Kendall Regional Library, 10201 Hammocks Blvd., Miami. Call 305-385-7135. Reel Classics. In honor of Black History Month, enjoy viewing some 16mm films from the library film collection on famed black musicians like Nina Simone, Ray Charles and Dionne Warwick. Noon at the Miami-Dade Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Call 305-375-2665.

BROWARD COUNTY Preschool Mommy and Me. Ages 3 to 5 years will learn a wide variety of subjects from ABC’s to creative

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» fairs & festivals WOOFSTOCK

Feb. 1. Bring your dog for this annual day of outdoor fun. There will be entertainment, demonstrations, food and retail vendors, adoptions, a lure course, a race track and contests for the “Grooviest Threads” (best dressed), “Gnarliest Trick” and “Most Righteous Kisser.” The first 500 dogs will receive a “doggie bag” of treats. Your furry friend must have a current rabies tag, and retractable leashes are prohibited. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sawgrass Sanctuary, 237 N. New River Circle, Sunrise. Call 954-747-4600. Free. SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR

Through Feb. 2. There will be acres of exhibits, rides and midway, handmade crafts, prize-winning livestock, live music, games and food. Opens at noon Monday through Friday; opens at 10 a.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-7930333 or visit southfloridafair.com. Adults, $15; Seniors, $8; Children 6-11, $8; Children 5 and younger, free. Ride tickets extra. DELRAY BEACH GARLIC FEST

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Feb. 8. Get to know the “river of grass” as you enjoy interactive games, guest speakers, wildlife presentations, conservation exhibits, demonstrations, music, food, outdoor activities and more that highlight this diverse ecosystem. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach. Call 561-734-8303. Free. BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATORY EVENT

Feb. 8. The entire family will be treated to everything from arts and crafts workshops and soul food specialties to guest speakers and performances, all of which pay tribute to African American history and culture. Along with all of the main events, the Martin Luther King, Jr. “I have a Dream Wall” will welcome guests to leave messages, quotes, drawings, poems, stories and more throughout the day. Free and open to the public. 1 p.m. at The Miramar Cultural Center | ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar. Call 954-602-4521. Free.

FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

Feb. 8-March 16. This reenactment of Europe’s period between the Dark or Middle Ages and the modern era features food, crafts, demonstrations, games of chance and skill, rides, knight battles, a crafts village with more than 100 merchants and artisans, and hundreds of live performers, including sword fighters, minstrels and magicians. Each weekend will have a theme, such as “Pirates: Pillage the Village” and “Explorers: 500th Anniversary of Florida.” Saturdays, Sundays and Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-sunset. Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. Call 954-775-1642, 800373-6337 or visit ren-fest.com. General admission, $20; Children 6 to 11, $7; Children 5 and younger, free; Gate entrance fee, $1.50 per person 6 and older. COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL

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Feb. 7-9. This annual event will feature garlic-inspired dishes, the Garlic Chef cooking competition, full liquor bars, about 200 exhibitors, a variety of merchandise, a children’s area and national act entertainment, including Collective Soul (Feb. 7) and many tribute bands. 4-11 p.m. Friday;

11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.8 p.m. Sunday. At and around Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-279-0907 or visit Dbgarlicfest.com. $10 early admission Friday and Saturday and $15 after 6 p.m.; $10 all day Sunday.

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more than 300 internationally recognized artists whose works will be on display and for sale in a variety of media. Painting, photography, digital art, printmaking and drawing, watercolor, claywork, glass, fiber, jewelry and metalwork, sculpture and wood -- it’s all here. There will also be culinary delights, chef demonstrations, wine tasting, live music and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive, Coconut Grove. Call 305447-0401 or visit Cgaf.com. Admission $15, adults; children younger than 12, free. YAA LOVE FEST

Feb. 15. Come celebrate the day of love and passion at Young At Art Museum as you explore how famous artists have created art to share their love with the world. Join YAA Artist in Residence Chisseko Kondowe for a live musical performance and a special interactive presentation. Feel the spirit of Harambe as you learn how people in Africa work together for life, freedom and happiness. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Young at Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave, Davie. Call 954-776-1999, ext. 237. Cost is $14; $12 Broward County residents, seniors and children older than 1. KITE DAY KITE FESTIVAL

Feb. 16. Hundreds of kites of all shapes, colors and sizes will fill the sky at this annual event. There will be music, food, kite-flying competitions for children and adults, demonstrations and classes about paper kite building. Noon-5 p.m., Haulover Beach Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Call 305expression and more. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. through March 28 at David Park Community Center, 108 N. 33rd Court, Hollywood. Call 954-933-8386. Cost is $40. Toddler Mommy and Me. Sensory fun, outdoor play and more for ages 14 to 35 months. 10-11 a.m. through March 28 at David Park Community Center, 108 N. 33rd Court, Hollywood. Call 954-933-8386. Cost is $40.

PALM BEACH COUNTY Art After Dark. Museum tours, discussions, live music, crafts and more, designed for children and adults. 5-9 p.m. Thursday at the Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Call 561- 832-5196 or visit Norton.org. Cost is $6 adults, children free.

dance, songs. 3 p.m. at the Acreage Branch Library, 15801 Orange Blvd., Loxahatchee. Call 561-681-4100.

TRIBUTE MUSIC AND FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

Feb. 21-22. Enjoy music by some of the best area tributes bands while feasting on a variety of unique eats provided by fantastic food trucks. 5:30-10 p.m., at the Wellington Amphitheatre, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. Call 561-753-2484 or visit Wellingtonfl.gov. Admission is free, food is not. INDIA FEST

Feb. 22. Hosted by the Palm Beach India Association to showcase India’s diverse culture and heritage, this event features a fashion show, exhibits, a DJ, cuisine from various parts of India, dance, music and cultural performances, and a bazaar with clothing, music, jewelry, arts and crafts, and more. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Meyer Amphitheatre, 105 Evernia St., West Palm Beach. Call 561-502-9004 or visit Sfindiafest.com. Free. BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL

Feb. 23. There will be music, food, live music, children’s rides and games, a business expo, a police K-9 demonstration, butterfly kite flying and a fireworks display at this 11th annual event. Parking and a free shuttle service will be available at Monarch High School, at 5050 Wiles Road, and at the Recreation Complex, at 4455 Sol Press Blvd. 1-8:30 p.m., Sabal Pines Park, 5005 NW 39th Ave., Coconut Creek. Call 954-545-6620 or visit coconutcreek.net/festival. Free.

LAKE WORTH STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL

Feb. 22-23. Come watch as some 400 artists of all ages transform the downtown streets with chalk paintings. You’ll also enjoy food, street performers, musical entertainment and the Children’s Meadow (between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.) for ages 12 and younger to create works of art. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Dixie Highway between Lake and Lucerne Avenues, Lake Worth. Call 561-582-4401 or visit Streetpaintingfestivalinc.org. Admission and participation, free. ORANGE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL, PARADE & RODEO

Feb. 22-23. At this 77th annual event, there will be an arts and crafts show, a fine arts show, a green market, musical entertainment, a Native American display, an animal farm, a western carriage display, an old-fashioned strawberry festival, a corner for kids with a bounce house, giant slide and climbing wall, and more. The Orange Blossom Parade will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday along Davie Road, between Orange Drive and SW 39th St., and the Heritage Championship Rodeo, in which cowboys from around the world compete for championship titles, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Orange Drive between Davie Road and SW 66th Terrace. Call 954-797-1163. Festival and parade, free; Parking, $5; Rodeo: $18 in advance and $20 at the gate; children 3 to 12, $8 in advance and $10 at the gate.

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Moonlight Stories with Orisirisi African Folklore. All ages will enjoy African tales, drumming,

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Family Storytime. 11 a.m. at the Kendale Lakes Branch Library, 15205 SW 88th St., Miami. Call 305388-0326. Owl Walk and Campfire. Watch a presentation on nocturnal animals then see if you can spot them. Afterward, roast marshmallows at the campfire. 7:30-9 p.m., Bill Sadowski Park, 17555 SW 79th Ave. 305-255-4767 or ecoadventures@miamidade.gov. $10 per person.

BROWARD COUNTY Family Hayride and Campfire. Ride around the park in a hay wagon and then roast some marshmallows at a campfire. 7-9:30 p.m. Friday at Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. Call 954-357-8870. Seminole Tribal Fair. Celebration of Native American arts, culture, food and customs. Doors open at 9 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Hard Rock Live and Seminole Okalee Indian Village at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. Call 866- 6255374 or visit Seminoletribe.com.

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» theater, shows & concerts THE WIZARD OF OZ

Through March 20. Munchkins big and small will enjoy this musical version of the classic tale of a Kansas girl and her dog carried away to a magical place. An “All Kids Included” sensoryfriendly performance designed for families and their children with Sensory Processing and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) will be on Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. Regular show times are 2 p.m. Saturdays through March 20 at the Actors’ Playhouse Balcony Theatre, 28O Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Call 305-444-9296 or visit Actorsplayhouse.org. Tickets cost $21-$23. POCAHONTAS

Through March 1. Enjoy the Disney version of the classic love story between an Indian princess and an explorer, as performed by the talent from Showtime Performing Arts Theatre Company. 2 p.m. Saturdays at 503 SE Mizner Blvd. Suite 73, Boca Raton. Call 561-394-2626. Tickets cost $10-$14. ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND JAZZ CONCERT.

ONE HEART ONE VOICE

Feb. 5-18. Experience this multicultural hand puppet musical featuring the people, places and events that make Palm Beach County great. Performed by the Center’s own Dreammaker Puppeteers. 10:30 a.m. WednesdaysFridays, 2 p.m. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 17 and 18 at the Puppetry Arts Center, 94 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-243-4330 or visit Puppetcenter.org. Tickets cost $6.50. THE MICE WAR

Feb. 9. This opera for kids teaches them about the absurdity of war and acceptance of cultural diversity while exposing them to classical music. 4 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 S. Red Road, Miami. Call 305-6696990. Cost is $10 adults, $2 children age 2 and older. Feb. 13-16. Ancient creatures come to life on stage with these giant puppets that will have you observing and interacting with extraordinarily life-like creatures, just like those that inhabited the Southern Hemisphere millions of years ago. Meet a menagerie of insects, mammals and dinosaurs in their ancient environment. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-4620222 or visit Parkerplayhouse.org. Tickets cost $15. PILOBOLUS

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ALICE ROCKS WONDERLAND!

Feb. 14-15. This dance company combines athleticism and grace with a profound sense of unity for a show that mixes humor, invention and drama. 8 p.m. at the Duncan Theatre, 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth. Call 561868-3350 or visit Palmbeachstate.edu. Tickets cost $45. Feb. 15. The Atlantic Coast Theatre will take Alice on a rockin’ journey through Wonderland. 2 p.m. at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe St., Hollywood. Call 954-921-3274 or visit Artandculturecenter.org. Free. SOUSA-STYLE FAMILY CONCERT

Feb. 16. The Greater Miami Symphonic Band will perform songs for everyone to enjoy, including show tunes, overtures and marches.

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Fun Friday Lego Day. 3 p.m. at Cool Beans, Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Suite 3115, Palm Beach Gardens. Call 561-627-1782 or visit Coolbeansplaycafe.com. Cost is $14.95 includes allday admission or $6 for the class only. Sensory Art for Tots. For ages 1 to 4 with a caregiver. 12:30-1 p.m. at the Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd., Boca Raton. Call 561-368-6875 or visit Cmboca.org. Cost is $10 per family, $5 members.

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CoderDojo. Free coding club for ages 8 to 17 interested in learning computer programming, playing with electronics and 3D printing. 10 a.m. at the Kendale Lakes Branch Library, 15205 SW 88th St., Miami. Call 305-388-0326. Sing Miami. Interactive sing-along will have families of all ages exercising their vocal cords with the Miami

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MASTERS OF ILLUSION LIVE!

Feb. 19. This huge stage phenomenon will enchant you with visually mesmerizing performances and feats of nature, like magicians floating chairs, levitating women and disappearing right before your eyes. 7:30 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs. Call 954-344-5999 or visit Coralspringscenterforthearts.com. Tickets cost $40.28$50.88.

ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE

Feb. 1. Smooth jazz saxophonist Luis Alas will perform this benefit concert for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit started by Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who died from cancer in 2004. 7:30 p.m. at the Miami Baptist Church West Kendall Amphitheater, 14955 SW 88th St., Miami. Call 786-426-2277. Tickets cost $10-$20. Feb. 1-2. Enjoy the spectacle of 5,000 years of divinely-inspired culture: a journey through which the wisdom of ancient China, the world’s finest classical Chinese dancers, gorgeous hand-crafted costumes and massive animated backdrops come together in one spectacular performance. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-462-0222 or visit Browardcenter.org. Tickets cost $60-$200.

3 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 S. Red Road, Miami. Call 305-669-6990. Cost is $15 adults, $5 students.

ARE YOU MY MOTHER?

Feb. 22. Based on the well-loved picture book by P.D. Eastman, audiences will explore the wonder of family relationships in this whimsical and heartwarming musical performance. The show will also include an art activity provided by Young At Art Museum, face painting, storytelling and a visit from Family Theater Mascot Buddy the Bookworm. 10:30 a.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center | ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar. Call 954-602-4500 or visit Miramarculturalcenter.org. Tickets are $15, with $2 lap seats available for children 2 and younger. THE SPIRIT OF UGANDA

Feb. 22. The company’s 22 vibrant performers, ages 8 to 18, use drums, choreography and call-and-response vocals to personify the resilience and promise of Africa’s next generation while promoting awareness of Children’s Chorus. No experience needed! 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. To reserve your free First Access Pass, visit arshtcenter.org. Call 305-6627494 or visit miamichildrenschorus.org.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Performance. Multi-cultural ballet featuring 14 dancers. 8 p.m. at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay. Call 786-573-5300 Dance Performance. With Momentum Dance Company. 11 a.m. at the Coral Gables Branch Library, 3443 Segovia St., Coral Gables. Call 305-442-8706. Palette Miami Festival. Enjoy local food, dancing, street performers, acrobatics, live music, a kid’s area, artists and more. 3-9 p.m. at 5700 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Call 305-766-3616 or visit Palettemiami.com.

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Feb. 23 and Feb. 25. Fly through the solar system with Dr. Wonderful and her amazing adventure team of Newton (the dog) and Ben (the human) as they save a super star from disappearing in this fun musical. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Feb. 23, 10 a.m. on Feb. 25 at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-462-0222 or visit Browardcenter.org. Tickets cost $15. AUSTIN MALONE

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Feb. 28. This all-ages show will feature Master of Ceremonies Mr. A for a night packed full of illusions and dance. Pre-show entertainment at 6 p.m. at the Duncan Theater, 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth. Call 561-868-3350 or visit Palmbeachstate.edu. Tickets cost $10. DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE! PIRATE AND PRINCESS ADVENTURES

Feb. 28. All ages will enjoy this neverbefore-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior’s hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. 4 and 7 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 2555 NW 136th Ave., Sunrise. Call 954835-7000 or visit TheBBTcenter.com. Tickets cost $17-$61.

BROWARD COUNTY Black History Month Celebratory Event. Arts and crafts workshops, soul food, guest speakers and performances, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. “I have a Dream” Wall. Free and open to the public. 1 p.m. at The Miramar Cultural Center ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar. Call 954-602-4521. Free. MLK Arts on the Blvd. Food, music and community performers, including Ashanti Cultural Arts, Inc. 4-8 p.m., at and around 601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Pompano Beach. Call 954-786-7824. Free. Night Lights Walk for Families. Learn about bioluminescence through experiments and find it in nature. 6-8 p.m. at Secret Woods Nature Center, 2701 W. State Road 84, Dania Beach. Call 954-357-8884. Cost is $10 per child with guardian, $5 each additional adult. Pirate Family Fun Day. Balloon “arrr-tists,” Pirate Putt Putt, photo ops and free Carousel rides. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Pompano Citi Centre, 1955 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach. Visit Pompanociticentre.com. Free.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY Barrier Free 5K Walk/Run. Raise money for the expansion of the Congress Avenue Barrier Free Park, which provided a place that children with disabilities can enjoy. 7:30 a.m. at Congress Avenue Barrier Free Park, Boynton Beach 3111 S. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach. Visit Boyntonbeachfoundation.org for runner prices. Daddy/Daughter Dance. 5-8 p.m. at the Boynton Beach Civic Center, 128 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. Call 561-742-6224. Cost is $7 a person; RSVP required.

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4th annual Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash. Memorial walk, health fair, entertainment for kids (including inflatables), music and booths with food, and a raffle. Event begins at 7:30 a.m. at Tropical Park, 7900 Bird Road, Miami. Call 877-ASK-MADD or visit Madd.org. Oleta River Canoe Tour. 10 a.m. Sunday at Arch Creek Park, 1855 NE 135th St., North Miami. Call 305944-6111. Cost is $28.

BROWARD COUNTY Music Club of Hollywood Free Concert. For all ages. 3-4 p.m. at the Anne Kolb Nature Center, 751 Sheridan St., Hollywood. Call 954-357-5161. Free. Wonderful Wigglers. Vermiculture lecture and family activities. 2-4 p.m., Secret Woods Nature Center, 2701 W. State Road 84, Dania Beach. Call 954-357-8884. Free.

PALM BEACH COUNTY Delray Beach Garlic Fest. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-279-0907 or visit Dbgarlicfest.com. Cost is $10. Ice Castle Festival and Play Day. All ages can enjoy hula-hoops, an obstacle course, decorating a giant ice castle and more. 2-5 p.m. at Patch Reef Park, 2000 W. Yamato Road, Boca Raton. Call 561-482-3412. Free.

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Black History Month: Teen Open Mic. Perform original or cover material celebrating Black History Month. 4 p.m.,Kendale Lakes Branch Library, 15205 SW 88th St. Miami. Call 305- 388-0326.

BROWARD COUNTY Reading Buddies. Teen volunteers are available to help children practice reading. 5-5:30 p.m. at the Miramar Library, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar. Call 954357-8090. Free. Reservations required.

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Through Feb. 28. Students from selected Miami-Dade Catholic and private middle schools exhibit artwork representing a variety of mediums, such as paintings, pencil and charcoal sketches, 3-D, and various nontraditional art pieces such as folk art. The event identifies emerging talent and seeks to emphasize the role of art in education. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. MondayFriday at ACND Gallery of Art at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep, 4949 NE Second Ave., Miami. Call 305-751-8367. GOOSE BUMPS! THE SCIENCE OF FEAR

Through Sept. 2. Through fun, interactive challenges, guests can experience fear in a safe environment and discover the science behind their physical and emotional responses. The 6,000-square-foot exhibit includes immersive environments and full-body, interactive experiences that allow guests to test their own

fears and rate their physiological responses. Leading scientists and their current research on the neurobiology, physiology and psychology of fear are also featured throughout the exhibit. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sundays at the Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954467-6637 or visit Mods.org. $19 for adults; $18 seniors; $15 children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. STORYLAND: A TRIP THROUGH CHILDHOOD FAVORITES

Through May 4. This traveling exhibit is a literacy adventure through childhood books that bring children and adults into the world of seven beloved picture books. Then see the stories come alive with theatrical performances by the MCM Players and a live orchestra and narration of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.” 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 Macarthur Causeway, Miami. Call 305373-5437. Cost is $16, $12 Florida residents, children under 1 are free. Miami city residents receive 50 percent off admission.

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Through Feb. 23. Check out the different street fashions from Japan that include Lolita, GothicLolita, Punk, and more. See what makes Japan one of the trendiest cities in the world with fashions from brands such as Metamorphose, Baby the Stars Shine Bright and more. 10

a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. 561-495-0233. Adults, $13; Seniors, $12; Children 6-17 and students, $8. Members and children 6 and younger receive free admission. CONTEMPORARY K GEI STYLES IN JAPAN

Through Feb. 23. This exhibition features approximately 90 K gei-style artworks including ceramics, textiles and dolls. There will also works made from metal, lacquer, wood, bamboo and glass. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. 561-495-0233. Adults, $13; Seniors, $12; Children 6-17 and students, $8. Members and children 6 and younger receive free admission. PHYLLIDA BARLOW: HOARD

Through Feb. 23. This powerful exhibit features art made from fabric, plywood, polystyrene, wire netting, scrim and cement. See unique sculptures made from unconventional materials. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-832-5196, ext. 1196, or norton.org. General admission, $12; Students, $5. Children 12 and younger and members receive free admission.

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Through March 23. This gallery exhibit features tons of Polaroid photos from 1972 to present. Artists include Ansel Adams, Ellen Carey, Chuck Close, Walker Evans, David Hockney, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joyce Neimanas, Andy Warhol and William Wegman. New artists include Anne Collier, Bryan Graf, and Grant Worth. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-8325196, ext. 1196, or norton.org. General admission, $12; Students, $5. Children 12 and younger and members receive free admission. TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION

Through April 20. Journey back to 1912 and learn all about the famous ship that spawned a 1997 feature film starring Leonard DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Guests will receive a replica boarding pass and learn the history of the passenger liner with real artifacts. Explore recreations of first and third class cabins and get immersed in the many tales of heroism on that fateful night. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. Call 561832-1988 or visit sfsciencecenter.org.

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Wednesday, Feb. 12 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Moonlight Garden Tour. 6-8 p.m. at Vizcaya, 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Call 305-860-8423 or Vizcaya.org. Cost is $18. Tickets $18; $12 members, students, seniors.

Stories for a Starry Night. For children in fourth grade and older (and adults). The program takes place at 7 p.m. each Wednesday at the Buehler Planetarium and Observatory, Broward College Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie. Call 954-201-6681. Cost is $4. Wags and Tails. Read to Gaia, a pet therapy dog. 4:30 p.m. at Carver Ranches Branch Library, 4735 SW 18th St., West Park. Call 954-357-6245. Free.

PALM BEACH COUNTY Would You Survive the Titanic? Ages 10-17 can join us for a night of interactive storytelling about the Titanic. Dinner and drinks included. 6:30 p.m. at the Acreage Branch Library, 15801 Orange Blvd., Loxahatchee. Call 561-681-4100.

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Please check all events listed, as some may have changed because of weather or other events after press time. For calendar updates, visit our Web site, www.southfloridaparenting.com.

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Jewelry Crafts for Everyone. 4 p.m. at the Little River Branch Library, 160 NE 79th St., Miami. Call 305751-8689. Teen Anti-Valentines. Work on very un-romantic crafts and activities. 4 p.m. at the Miami-Dade Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Call 305-375-2665.

BROWARD COUNTY Chocolate Challenge. Join in the fun during Master Chef Chocolate Challenge, where prizes will be awarded for the top three decadently delicious desserts. 10-11:30 a.m. at Southwest Focal Point Community Center, 301 NW 103rd Ave., Pembroke Pines. Call 954-450-6888. Preschool Play and Learn. RSVP required. 10 a.m. at Long Key Natural Area, 3501 SW 130th Ave., Davie. Call 954-357-8797. Cost is $5.

PALM BEACH COUNTY Art After Dark. 5-9 p.m. Thursday at the Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Call 561- 832-5196 or visit Norton.org. Cost is $6 adults, children free.

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Creatures of the Night. Naturalist-led hike. 7:30-9 p.m. at Greynolds Park, 17530 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami. Call 305-944-6111. Knit and Crochet Club. 3 p.m. at the Coral Reef Branch Library, 9211 Coral Reef Drive, Miami. Call 305233-8324.

BROWARD COUNTY ArtsPark Movie Night. 8 p.m. Friday in the ArtsPark Amphitheater at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood. Call 954-921-3500. Free. Family Hayride and Campfire. 7-9:30 p.m. Friday at T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood. Call 954-357-8811. Cost is $3.50. Full Moon Hike. 7-8 p.m. at Long Key Natural Area, 3501 SW 130th Ave., Davie. Call 954-357-8797. RSVP required. Cost is $5. Full Moon Paddle. Ages 12 and older. RSVP required. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St., Hollywood. Call 954-357-5161. Cost is $35 per person. Night at the Museum. Mom and dad can enjoy a Valentine’s night out while the kids stay at the museum and enjoy museum exploration, games, and more. Enjoy pizza and the movie “Enchanted.” 6-11 p.m. at the Young at Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave, Davie. Call 954-424-0085. Cost is $35-$40. Night Hike. 6-7 p.m. at Secret Woods Nature Center, 2701 W. State Road 84, Dania Beach. Call 954-3578884. Cost is $5.

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Coconut Grove Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive, Coconut Grove. Call 305-447-0401 or visit Cgaf.com. Cost: $15, adults; children under 12, free. Sunset and Moonlight Kayak Adventure. 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday at Crandon Park Marina, 4000 Crandon Blvd., Miami. Call 305-365-3018. Cost is $40. Tween Book Club. Ages 8 to 12 can gather with other tweens to discuss a new book title each week. 11 a.m. at the Miami Lakes Branch Library, 6699 Windmill Gate Road, Miami. Call 305-822-6520.

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BROWARD COUNTY Movie Night. Outdoor screening of “Despicable Me 2.” A bag of popcorn is included in price. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Easterlin Park, 1000 NW 38th St., Oakland Park. Call 954-357-5190. Cost is $5. Taste of the World Festival. This international celebration of food will include cultural entertainment, crafts and more. 1-3 p.m. at West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, Call 954-765-1597. Free. Twirling Tigers. Girls ages 6 to 16 can participate in his Double Jump Rope Team. 1-2:30 p.m. Saturdays at Miramar Youth Enrichment Center, 7000 Miramar Parkway, Miramar. Call 954-602-4780.

PALM BEACH COUNTY Species on the Move. Migration is not just limited to birds. 1 p.m. at Okeeheelee Nature Center, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-233-1400. Cost is $3. Reservations required. Story Time for Children with Special Needs. Designed for children with developmental disabilities of all ages. 11 a.m. at the Glades Road Branch Library, 20701 95th Ave. South, Boca Raton. Call 561-482-4554. Free, registration required.

Sunday, Feb. 16 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Kite Day Kite Festival. Music, food, kite-flying competitions, demonstrations. Noon-5 p.m., Haulover Beach Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Call 305-8930906 or 305-947-3525. Admission, free; Parking, $6.

BROWARD COUNTY Butterflies, Birds and Bugs Nature Lecture. Noon at Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek. Call 954-357-5198. Free. Dog Bowl 2014. Games, contests, raffles, rescues, CGC testing, microchipping and low-cost vaccinations. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood. Call 954-357-8811. Free.

PALM BEACH COUNTY Arts Spark Kids Fest 2014. For children ages 3 and older. Expect dance, drawing, theater, improv, music and creative movement. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Call 561-3473948 or visit Willowtheatre.org. Cost is $7 for children age 17 and under, adults are free.

Monday, Feb. 17 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Coconut Grove Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive, Coconut Grove. Call 305-447-0401 or visit Cgaf.com. Admission $15, adults; children younger than 12, free.

BROWARD COUNTY Florida Renaissance Festival. 10 a.m.-sunset at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. Call 954-775-1642, 800-373-6337 or visit renfest.com. General admission, $20; Children 6 to 11, $7; Gate entrance fee, $1.50. Children 5 and younger, free. One-Day Camp. For ages 3 to 14. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave, Davie. Call 954-424-0085. Members $50 per day; nonmembers $55 per day; $8 per day YAA Lunch; $12 extended care.

Tuesday, Feb. 18 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Teen Club Anime. 4 p.m. at the Miami-Dade Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Call 305-375-2665.

BROWARD COUNTY Nature Tots. Children ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. Tuesday at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St., Hollywood. Call 954357-5161. Cost is $5.

PALM BEACH COUNTY WANTED: At the OK Corral. Games, dances and stories of the wild, wild west. For ages 6-12. 1:30 p.m. at the Acreage Branch Library, 15801 Orange Blvd., Loxahatchee. Call 561-681-4100.

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Wednesday, Feb. 19

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Bedtime Storytime. 6:30 p.m. at the California Club

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BROWARD COUNTY Mommy & Me Edible Art. 10:30 a.m. at the Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave, Davie. Call 954-4240085. Cost is $5 per parent/ child pair.

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Heroes of African American History. Music, stories, activities and a short film. 4 p.m. at the Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library, 14350 Hagen Ranch Road, Delray Beach. Call 561-894-7500. Free, RSVP required.

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Bark and Read. Read to Flora, a licensed therapy greyhound. 3:30 p.m. at the West Kendall Regional Library, 10201 Hammocks Blvd., Miami. Call 305-385-7135.

BROWARD COUNTY Adventures in Storytime. For children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 4:30-5 p.m. at Northwest Regional Library, 3151 N. University Drive, Coral Springs. Call 954-357-8035. Registration required.

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Storytime. For toddlers and preschoolers. 10 and 11 a.m. at Okeeheelee Nature Center, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-233-1400. Cost is $2. RSVP.

Friday, Feb. 21

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Owl Walk & Campfire. Come out for an night of adventure and a delicious treat. 7:30-9 p.m. Bill Sadowski Park, 17555 SW 79th Ave. 305-255-4767 or ecoadventures@miamidade.gov. $10 per person.

BROWARD COUNTY Night at the Museum. Parents can enjoy a night out while the kids play. Pizza dinner and popcorn included. 6-11 p.m. at the Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave, Davie. Call 954-424-0085. Cost is $35-$40.

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Power of Play Kid Zone. First race begins at 7 a.m. at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway, Miramar. Call 954-905-5633 or visit Tourdebroward.org.

Power Shower: Having Healthy Babies. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkin Community Center, 520 NW Third Street (MLK Blvd.), Pompano Beach. Call 954534-9113. Free.

PALM BEACH COUNTY

PALM BEACH COUNTY

Lake Worth Street Painting Festival. 10 a.m.-6

Kindermusik. For children up to age 3. 10 a.m. for six

p.m., Dixie Highway between Lake and Lucerne Avenues, Lake Worth. Call 561-582-4401 or visit Streetpaintingfestivalinc.org. Admission and participation, free.

weeks at the Intracoastal Park Clubhouse, 2240 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. Call 561-742-6221. Cost is $48 for city residents, $60 nonresidents.

Monday, Feb. 24

Saturday, Feb. 22

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

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Toddler Storytime. 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sunny

Paws to Read. Read to C.A.R.E.-certified therapy dogs.

Isles Beach Branch Library, 18070 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach. Call 305-682-0726.

10:30 a.m. at the Pinecrest Branch Library, 5835 SW 11th St., Pinecrest. Call 305-668-4571.

BROWARD COUNTY

BROWARD COUNTY

Reading Buddies. Teen volunteers help children with

20th Annual Kids Piano Competition. Perfor-

reading. 5-5:30 p.m. at the Miramar Library, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar. Call 954-357-8090 to RSVP. Free.

mances by children of all ages. 7 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach. Call 954-786-4111. Free.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY

a craft. 11 a.m. at the Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library, 14350 Hagen Ranch Road, Delray Beach. Call 561-8947500. Free, RSVP required.

Watching Wildlife. 1 p.m. at Okeeheelee Nature Center, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561233-1400. Cost is $3. Reservations required.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Sunday, Feb. 23

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

BROWARD COUNTY Knee-High Naturalist. For preschoolers. RSVP required. 10 a.m. at Long Key Natural Area, 3501 SW 130th Ave., Davie. Call 954-357-8797. Cost is $5.

PALM BEACH COUNTY Musical Tykes. Ages 2 to 5. 2:30 p.m. at the Acreage Branch Library, 15801 Orange Blvd., Loxahatchee. Call 561-681-4100.

Thursday, Feb. 27 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Bark and Read. Read to Flora, a licensed therapy greyhound. 3:30 p.m. at the Kendall Branch Library, 9101 SW 97th Ave., Miami. Call 305-279-0520.

BROWARD COUNTY Mother Goose Storytime. Ages 2 to 4. 11-11:30 a.m. at the Miramar Library, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar. Call 954-357-8090. Free. RSVP required.

PALM BEACH COUNTY Afternoon Crafts. For ages 3-8. West Boca Branch Library, 18685 State Road 7, Boca Raton. Call 561-4701600. Free.

Toddler Storytime. 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sunny

An Afternoon of Music for Children. With the

Isles Beach Branch Library, 18070 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach. Call 305-682-0726.

Florida Youth Symphony. 3 p.m. at Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Call 305- 2717150 or visit Sundaymusicals.org. Tickets cost $10-$12.

BROWARD COUNTY Black History Month Celebration. For children in the after-school program. 4-5 p.m. at Sunview Park, 1500 SW 42nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-791-1040.

BROWARD COUNTY Butterfly Festival. Music, food, live music, children’s

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rides and games, a business expo, a police K-9 demonstration, butterfly kite flying and a fireworks display. Parking and a free shuttle service at Monarch High School, 5050 Wiles Road, and at the Recreation Complex, 4455 Sol Press Blvd. 1-8:30 p.m., Sabal Pines Park, 5005 NW 39th Ave., Coconut Creek. Call 954-545-6620 or visit coconutcreek.net/festival. Free. Tour de Broward. Fitness and recreational event for families and the community. Includes 100K and 50K cycling challenges, 5K Timed Run, 3K Family Walk and

Snacktastic Treats. Ages 11 to 17. 6 p.m. at the Glades Road Branch Library, 20701 95th Ave. South, Boca Raton. Call 561-482-4554. Free, RSVP required.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Arts and Crafts. For children ages 5 to 10. 5:30 p.m. at the Golden Glades Branch Library, 100 NE 166th St., Miami. Call 305-787-1544.

Friday, Feb. 28 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Campfire and Night Hike Program. 7:30-9 p.m. Friday at Arch Creek Park, 1855 NE 135th St., North Miami. Call 305-944-6111. Cost is $6.

BROWARD COUNTY Fourth Fridays on Foster. Enjoy a night of music, dancing, food and fun. 6-9 p.m. at Foster Park, 609 NW Sixth Ave., Hallandale Beach. Call 954-457-1452. Free.

PALM BEACH COUNTY American Girls Return! .Read from American Girls books and create a craft. For ages 8-12. Today’s girl is Lanie. 4 p.m. at the Lantana Road Branch Library, 4020 Lantana Road, Lake Worth. Call 561-304-4500.

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Additional Services: Miami Children’s Hospital Outpatient Centers provide the finest rehabilitation services including physical, occupational, speech-language, and feeding and swallowing therapies. We know children and their families have specific physical, emotional and psychological needs at varying stages of their lives. Our pediatric rehabilitation specialists understand

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