The Week Ahead Halloween Guide

Bedner's Halloween

Bedner's HalloweenHalloween Weekend!  WooHoo!  There are dozens of fun activities on the calendar for the next couple of week! We headed up to Bedner’s last weekend to get our pumpkin!  It was crazy busy but always a good time!

I have the short list for you, but you can Click Here for the full list of upcoming events!  

 

10/31/2015
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fall Festival at Tradewinds Park
Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek FL
10/31/2015
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Howl’oween Parade at Easterlin Park
Easterlin Park, Oakland Park FL
10/31/2015
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monsters of Nature at Long Key Natural Area
Long Key Nature Center, Davie FL
10/31/2015 – 11/01/2015
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story & Craft Time at Green Cay Nature Center
Green Cay Nature Center, Boynton Beach FL
10/31/2015
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monster Mash Costume/Swim Party in Boca Raton
The Swim Center, Boca Raton FL
10/31/2015
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Tennis Halloween Party!! Boca Boo Days at the Patch Reef
Patch Reef Park, Boca Raton FL

What is New with Us?

Diary of a Rogue House CatI wanted to share some fun news! I finally published a book! It’s little and a bit silly, but I think it’s cute. (My 7 year old likes it for what that is worth.) This project is certainly a learning experience! It is available on Kindle US and Kindle Europe now and I am working on the print version at the moment. The print version should be available for purchase within the next 3 weeks.

Diary of a Rogue House Cat

Have you ever had a pet that just seemed to cause havoc at every turn? Have you ever wondered what on earth your pet could be thinking? Baby Girl the Rogue House Cat explains all her crazy and funny actions in her new diary to help explain why cats do some of the things they do. I hope you enjoy her antics as much as I do.

Free Preview

Get a preview of Diary of a Rogue House Cat by Cynthia Yates Buckley. The book will be available to purchase in about 3 weeks. https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1179567

Amazon Kindle US

If you like the preview and just can’t wait to read it, the book is available on Amazon Kindle right now.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0161QL9AQ?keywords=diary%20of%20a%20rogue%20house%20cat&qid=1445352453&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

Amazon Kindle in the UK

Diary of a Rogue House Cat is now available on Amazon Kindle in the UK! So all our British friends can feel free to share the link around. I would very much appreciate it! It is only £1.99!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0161QL9AQ?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

How you can help keep this site running.

If you have found this site helpful and want to keep me writing please use the Donate Button on the right side of this page. This helps us pay for our domain, ip address and hosting, maybe even a cup of coffee as I sit at Panera searching for more free events. Some sites require membership fees in order to pay for their site. We really want this information to be free and available to all. Thanks for your support!

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The Week Ahead for South Florida: Pumpkins, Fall & Halloween

Fall Leaves because we don't get to do this in South Florida

 

Fall is finally here!  There are dozens of fun activities on the calendar for the next couple of week!  I have the short list for you, but you can Click Here for the full list of upcoming events!

Fall Leaves because we don't get to do this in South Florida
Fall Leaves because we don’t get to do this in South Florida

 What is New with Us?

Diary of a Rogue House CatI wanted to share some fun news! I finally published a book! It’s little and a bit silly, but I think it’s cute. (My 7 year old likes it for what that is worth.) This project is certainly a learning experience! It is available on Kindle US and Kindle Europe now and I am working on the print version at the moment. The print version should be available for purchase within the next 3 weeks.

Diary of a Rogue House Cat

Have you ever had a pet that just seemed to cause havoc at every turn? Have you ever wondered what on earth your pet could be thinking? Baby Girl the Rogue House Cat explains all her crazy and funny actions in her new diary to help explain why cats do some of the things they do. I hope you enjoy her antics as much as I do.

Free Preview

Get a preview of Diary of a Rogue House Cat by Cynthia Yates Buckley. The book will be available to purchase in about 3 weeks. https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1179567

Amazon Kindle US

If you like the preview and just can’t wait to read it, the book is available on Amazon Kindle right now.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0161QL9AQ?keywords=diary%20of%20a%20rogue%20house%20cat&qid=1445352453&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

Amazon Kindle in the UK

Diary of a Rogue House Cat is now available on Amazon Kindle in the UK! So all our British friends can feel free to share the link around. I would very much appreciate it! It is only £1.99!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0161QL9AQ?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

How you can help keep this site running.

If you have found this site helpful and want to keep me writing please use the Donate Button on the right side of this page. This helps us pay for our domain, ip address and hosting, maybe even a cup of coffee as I sit at Panera searching for more free events. Some sites require membership fees in order to pay for their site. We really want this information to be free and available to all. Thanks for your support!

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The Week Ahead for South Florida: Pumpkins and Fall Festivals

Bedner's Pumpkin Patch

The Calendar for October is getting fuller by the moment!  There is no excuse to miss any of your favorite October events anymore!  Thanks to all of you who helped out by Submitting your Community Event to our Calendar. As always, Free Community events can be submitted at no charge!  City Recreations departments with minimal charges are also free!  I am pumping up the list as we speak on the search for the best Fall Festivals, Halloween and Pumpkin Patches around!  If you know of one, let me know!  I really think that we have the biggest list ever!

Big News:  It’s Publishing Week at my daughters school so I joined in the fun and finally published my first book!  Have you ever had an animal that you were sure was actively trying to be nice, but just ended up causing havoc? Read about my cat Baby Girl and why she did all the crazy things she did.  My daughter liked hearing the stories about this crazy cat, so I put them down in a little book.

 

My Pick of the Week!

Halloween in the Hammock at Gumbo Limbo

Click here for details about Halloween in the Hammock

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If you have found this site helpful and want to keep me writing please use the Donate Button on the right side of this page. This helps us pay for our domain, ip address and hosting, maybe even a cup of coffee as I sit at Panera searching for more free events.  Some sites require membership fees in order to pay for their site.  We really want this information to be free and available to all. Thanks for your support!

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Here is the short list!  Click Here for the full list of upcoming events!  

 

 

 

 

The Week Ahead for South Florida 10/2/15

Bedner's Pumpkin PatchThe Calendar for October is coming along nicely, thanks to all of you who helped out by Submitting your Community Event to our Calendar. As always, Free Community events can be submitted at no charge!  City Recreations departments with minimal charges are also free!  I am pumping up the list as we speak on the search for the best Fall Festivals, Halloween and Pumpkin Patches around!  If you know of one, let me know!  I really think that we have the biggest list ever!

The Fall events kick off this weekend with one our favorites!  The Scarecrow Contest at Flamingo Gardens!  It looks like we will be having a cool front (South Florida Style) meaning that the humidity will drop and the warm weather will feel great!  Check out the big Half Price discounts for admission this weekend!Flamingo Gardens ScarecrowHow you can help keep this site running.
If you have found this site helpful and want to keep me writing please use the Donate Button on the right side of this page. This helps us pay for our domain, ip address and hosting, maybe even a cup of coffee as I sit at Panera searching for more free events.  Some sites require membership fees in order to pay for their site.  We really want this information to be free and available to all. Thanks for your support!

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Here is the short list!  Click Here for the full list of upcoming events!  

 

 

 

 

 

The Week Ahead Event List for South Florida 9/25/15

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks

I had the amazing opportunity to go stay with a friend in Albuquerque New Mexico over the Labor Day weekend.  It really was incredible, and I was sorry I had such a short time there!  I would definitely recommend the area as family vacation!

One of the places we went to was called Tent Rocks National Park.  It was such a different environment for me, I was completely overwhelmed.  Here is what you need to know about visiting Tent Rocks in Albuquerque New Mexico.

Flamingo Gardens BearWe are so proud to be able to call Flamingo Gardens our sponsor for yet another year! If you have never been there, now is the time.  You can still take advantage of the special September pricing this weekend.

Now you can SUBMIT your Community Event to our Calendar faster!  As always, Free Community events can be submitted at no charge!  City Recreations departments with minimal charges are also free!  I am pumping up the list as we speak on the search for the best Fall Festivals, Halloween and Pumpkin Patches around!  If you know of one, let me know!

How you can help keep this site running.
If you have found this site helpful and want to keep me writing please use the Donate Button on the right side of this page. This helps us pay for our domain, ip address and hosting, maybe even a cup of coffee as I sit at Panera searching for more free events.  Some sites require membership fees in order to pay for their site.  We really want this information to be free and available to all. Thanks for your support!

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Here is the short list!  Click Here for the full list of upcoming events!  

 

The Week Ahead for South Florida 8/28/15

Hurricane Wilma – Fort Lauderdale by LM Burton
Palm Beach Zoo - Hurricane Frances
Palm Beach Zoo – Hurricane Frances

Hi everyone!  There are tons of things going on around town this weekend!  So, get your hurricane shopping done today and enjoy the weekend!

If you haven’t done your hurricane shopping yet, here are a few of things we learned in the infamous 2004 – 05 hurricane season! Things I Wish I Knew Before My First (4) Hurricane(s).  Hopefully TS Hurricane Erika is going to fall apart, but just in case lets all be prepared.

Now you can SUBMIT your Community Event to our Calendar faster!  As always, Free Community events can be submitted at no charge!  City Recreations departments with minimal charges are also free!

How you can help keep this site running.
If you have found this site helpful and want to keep me writing please use the Donate Button on the right side of this page.  This helps us pay for our domain, ip address and hosting, maybe even a cup of coffee as I sit at Panera searching for more free events.  Some sites require membership fees in order to pay for their site.  We really want this information to be free and available to all. Thanks for your support!

Click Here for the full list of upcoming events!

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The Week Ahead for South Florida August

Dubois Park in Jupiter, FL
Dubois Park in Jupiter, FL
Dubois Park in Jupiter, Florida

Summer is winding down!  I don’t know about you, but it feels like it has gone much too quickly!  Hey don’t despair, there is still time to take the family out for the day!

My suggestion this week is Dubois Park in Jupiter!  It is this amazing little inlet where the water is never very deep.  It is the perfect place to float and enjoy the last few days of summer!

If you missed them before here is the list of great deals that are available this summer. Some of the passes for South Florida Museums and such are amazing, not to mention free bowling, movies and library programs!
Teach Me 1st Grade Mastery Levels.
I have been trying to keep my kiddo on target by encouraging some educational Apps like the Teach Me Apps, and Gus on the Go.


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Aug 2015

Date/Time Event
08/08/2015
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Parent’s Night Out at Kids Choice Sports in Boca Raton
Kids Choice Sports, Dance & Fitness, Boca Raton FL
08/09/2015
12:00 am – 4:30 pm
Back 2 School Blast at Franklin Park
Franklin Park, Fort Lauderdale FL
08/10/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cinemark Theater Free Summer Movies Boynton Beach & Nationwide
CineMark Movie Theaters, Nationwide
08/11/2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Check Your Local Library for Programs
08/11/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Carmike Cinemas (Pompano Beach)
Carmike Theaters – Nationwide, Nationwide Nationwide
08/11/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free Summer Movies at Paragon Theater in Davie & Nationwide
Paragon Theaters Nationwide, Nationwide
08/12/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Carmike Cinemas (Pompano Beach)
Carmike Theaters – Nationwide, Nationwide Nationwide
08/12/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cinemark Theater Free Summer Movies Boynton Beach & Nationwide
CineMark Movie Theaters, Nationwide
08/12/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free Summer Movies at Paragon Theater in Davie & Nationwide
Paragon Theaters Nationwide, Nationwide
08/13/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Carmike Cinemas (Pompano Beach)
Carmike Theaters – Nationwide, Nationwide Nationwide
08/13/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free Summer Movies at Paragon Theater in Davie & Nationwide
Paragon Theaters Nationwide, Nationwide
08/13/2015
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nature Tots at Fern Forest Nature Center in Margate
Fern Forest Nature Center, Coconut Creek FL
08/14/2015
12:00 am
Free Music Under the Star at Mizner Amphitheater
Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton FL
08/14/2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Check Your Local Library for Programs
08/14/2015
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Music Under the Stars in Pompano Beach
The Great Lawn, Pompano Beach FL
08/14/2015
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Free Music & Movies Under the Stars at Mizner Park
Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton FL
08/14/2015
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dive in Movie Night at Houston Sworn Aquatic Center
Houston Sworn Aquatic Center, Pompano Beach FL
08/15/2015
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Family Fun Day & Summer Splash in Pompano Beach
McNair Community Park, Pompano Beach FL
08/15/2015
10:00 am
Sugar Sand Park Back to School Splash
Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton FL
08/15/2015
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Parent’s Night Out at Kids Choice Sports in Boca Raton
Kids Choice Sports, Dance & Fitness, Boca Raton FL

The Week Ahead for South Florida – Camps and Summer Deals 6/26/15

I hope you are all having a great summer, I can’t believe that June is almost over already!  If you are looking for things to do in Sunny South Florida, you can come to the right place!  I can tell you, I am looking for more indoor activities right now. We got in the pool yesterday and it was like a hot bath!

Adventure PassThis is a list of all the best summer deals that I could find.  There are a couple of passes that offer entrance to indoor museums and reviews of some of our favorite air conditioned museums.  Great Summer Deal Lists.

 

Need a little break?  Check out the summer camp list.  Some of them even allow you to sign up for just a day here and there.

Library ProgramDon’t forget the Library!  Libraries today are not the ones that we grew up with!

In case you are looking for cheap, cool, fun, and educational opportunities for the kids this summer, don’t forget about your local library! Most libraries throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties have story times for young kids and even activities for tweens, teens and adults. Many of the Libraries offer shows by professional performers, these can include puppet show, magic shows, and storytellers among others.  Look up your local branch now and fill your calendar!  Even the smaller branches have shows and programs, so don’t miss out!

Think about it when you travel this summer too, we have been to free programs when we visit family out of town and never been disappointed.

Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University in Davie is one of my favorites.  Their PK and toddler programs are developed with pre-reading in mind.  They often have information available for parents to help you develop reading skills in your kids.  They also have a great kids section in the library with comfortable places to sit and do puzzles, color and draw, or read with your kids.  Computers are available with great software games as well.

Oakland Park Library is a great place to spend some time.  It is a small library, but they have professional puppeteers come in over the summer to do shows for the kids as well as other presentations.

Imperial Point Library does story time for the little ones weekly and reading programs for school age kids.  I love this library, they are always so friendly and it just has a great vibe.

Wilton Manors Library is a great one too.  They have special presentations for kids as well as summer reading programs.

Palm Beach County Libraries have massive and multiple programs going on around the county!

Next up is the Event Calendar!  I have hunted down many of the best free (or very low cost) summer activities around!  I have listed just a few below, but if you want to see them all go the Full Upcoming Event List.

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The Week Ahead: Water Parks & Splash Pads

Splash Pad A1A & Atlantic in Pompano Beach
Castaway Island at TY zero entry swimming pool.
Castaway Island at TY zero entry swimming pool.

The heat has turned up for certain and many of the local water parks have reopened for the summer.  (and no I don’t know why they close for the winter. )  You can check out the Water Play section under the Reviews section on the blog for a list of our favorite ways to get wet in South Florida.

There are many Spring Earth Day events coming up in the month of April so be sure to check the calendar!

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The Week Ahead for South Florida; Sandoway House & Museums

Sandoway House

It has been a tough week getting back into the swing of things with school.  I am beginning to think that Spring Break might just be cruel.  It was so easy to fall into the lazy days of summer, and oh boy getting up at 5 this week was brutal!  I was back to substituting at my daughters school and I could tell my sweet little kindergartners felt the same way!

This week I suggest heading out to a museum you find some of our favorites on under Museums under the Review Tab, to see some of our favorite places to play and learn.  I wanted to mention also that Sandoway House in Delray Beach reopened a few weeks ago after being closed due to a car hitting the building, it is a sweet little place to visit, if you want a quick educational visit!  Click Here for Photo’s and a Review of Sandoway House.

Also, I would like to remind everyone to take a moment to read 5 Tips for Beach Safety.  It is still Spring Break for other states and so we will continue to entertain visiting families at the beach more and more as summer looms ahead of us.  Please be sure to impress upon anyone you care about the dangers of rip currents. There have been numerous rescues over the last few weeks on our beaches and even at least one death.  The beaches are a wonderful gift to spend time at, however rip currents are very real and very serious.

Click Here for the full list of upcoming events!

 

Boca Community Center PlaygroundHow you can help keep this site running.
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