The Week Ahead Events List for South Florida 12/6/13

Norad Tracks Santa

Hi All!

Norad Tracks SantaI updated my Top 5 Favorite Websites for the Holiday! These are sites that we have fun with every year.  Hope you enjoy them.  If nothing else you have to try the Portable North Pole for a free personalized video from Santa for you child, and of course Norad Tracks Santa!

There are many Christmas events this week in Pompano, and Delray.  Be sure to check out your local library too!  Loads of free crafts and activities!  Enjoy the Holiday Everyone!

Click Here is your list for the week!  I hope everyone has a great one!

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Bass Pro Shops Santa Land – Nationwide

Santa Sitting in Santa Land at Bass Pro ShopsBass Pro Shops Santa Land is one of our all time favorites and we make sure to find time to do it every year.  They have a whole section of the store remade into Santa Land.The Big Red Guy is there (real beard of course) to pose for a free picture.  He is really good and spends a good amount of time with each child.  They manage to keep the line moving pretty well and when they get busy they hand out tickets with times on them to shorten your line waiting time.  You can buy picture packages if you want, or just take the free one.
Kids doing crafts at Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops

There are craft table set up for the kids to make Christmas Tree Ornaments or make coloring pages.  They also have suction cup cross bow games, rifles for the kids to shoot, toy trains and cars.  All of these are hands on for the kids to play with.  Not to mention the giant fish tanks in the front of the store.  Santa’s Elves are hanging out at all the games to help the kids out.

Child meeting Mrs. Claus at Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Mrs. Claus Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops

Don’t forget to say hello to Mrs. Claus.  She is usually hanging out not far from Santa’s Chair.  She is an absolute gem!  She will chat sweetly with the kids and is absolutely perfect!  I think my daughter liked her as much as she did Santa!

We usually pick up hot dogs outside the store for $2 a piece and soda’s for a $1.  It is really easy to spend a few hours there and has become one of our must do Christmas Traditions!

We have not done it yet, but if your kids like the train, the Bass Pro Shop in Dania, Fl is right next to the Tri-Rail Station.  We plan on parking at our local Tri-Rail Station and taking the Train to see Santa!  What an adventure that will be!

Call your local store to check thier Santa Land Hours.  Remember weekdays are less busy, and weekends get more and more busy the closer to Christmas weekend you get.

Kids playing at Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Child and mother shooting air riffle at Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Child shooting air riffle at Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Santa Sitting in Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Fudge Shop at Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Games at Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Children shooting toy arrows at Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Child watching Toy Train at Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Toy Train at Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Toy Train at Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops
Santa Land at Bass Pro Shops

The Week Ahead Events List for South Florida 10/24/13

Boo at the Zoo Palm Beach Zoo

 Boo at the Zoo Palm Beach Zoo
We had a crazy weekend last weekend.  On Friday we headed out to Boo at the Zoo at the Palm Beach Zoo, which is always a great time.  The Zoo decorations were really good this year, with “spider web” stretched out along most of the fences.

We also went to the Boca Raton Community Gardens Trick or Treat so others can eat.  ItBoca Raton Community Garden was so amazing!  The event was a huge success, with all kinds of old fashioned games and activities for the kids.  Of course there was a bounce house and most importantly, the club raised over 2000 pounds of food for the food pantry.

If you tried to do any outdoor activities last weekend you probably noticed the brutal heat and humidity.  As I write this the weather man is on the TV announcing a cool front so this weekend should be a little more comfortable for doing some outside activities. The list is hugely long and I am sad to see the end of the Halloween/ Fall Festivals for the year. I am going to try to get to as many as possible!

As for my pick of the week, well I can’t even choose which ones to go to myself!  EverStella & Dot Shop for a Causey time I decide on one, I change my mind.  My best advice is to get to as many as you can!

 

Also our sponsor Stella & Dot is doing a special show for October.  Shop for a Cause.  100% percent of the proceeds from the Breast Cancer Awareness Boutique will be donated to Noren Fraser Foundation Supporting Women’s Cancer Research.  10% of the proceeds of all other purchases will also be donated to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)  in the fight against blood cancers.

One last thing,  I wanted to share the Checklist put out by the Boca Raton Police Department for Halloween Safety.  It is a good reminder for all of us no matter where we live, so take a moment and read it.

CLICK Here for more super fun family event list!

Don’t forget about Haunted Nights at Flamingo Gardens and take advantage of Money Saver Mondays to see the Scarecrows!

Oct 2013

Date/Time Event
10/24/2013
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Little Minnows Storytime! (Ages 18-36 months) Nova Library
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern, Fort Lauderdale fl
10/24/2013
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Halloween Spooktackular in Wilton Manors
Wilton Manors Elementary School, Wilton Manors FL
10/25/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/25/2013
12:00 am – 9:30 pm
Trunk or Treat in Pompano Beach, FL
Pompano Beach Community Park, Pompano Beach FL
10/25/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach fl
10/25/2013
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Costume Party at Patch Reef Park in Boca (2-5 yrs)
Patch Reef Park, Boca Raton FL
10/25/2013
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Junior Vet Lab at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/25/2013
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sarasota Pumpkin Festival at Payne Park
Payne Park, Sarasota FL
10/25/2013
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Children’s Research Station
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/25/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FreeMovie Night & Funtastic Frinday in Hollywood at ArtsPark
ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, Hollywood fl
10/25/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/25/2013
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ArtsPark Boo Bash and Concert in Hollywood
ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, Hollywood fl
10/25/2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Haunted Nights at Flamingo Gardens in Davie
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/26/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/26/2013
12:00 am
Croissant Park Neighborhood Halloween Party in Fort Lauderdale
Croissant Park, Fort Lauderdale
10/26/2013
12:00 am
Riverland Park Trick-or-Treat Halloween Party in Fort Lauderdale
Riverland Park, Fort Lauderdale
10/26/2013
8:45 am – 11:30 am
Saturdays @ Sanborn Downtown Boca
Sanborn Square in Downtown Boca, Boca Raton FL
10/26/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach fl
10/26/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fall Festival at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek
Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek FL
10/26/2013
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Capoeira Fitness Free Martial Arts Class
Sanborn Square in Downtown Boca, Boca Raton FL
10/26/2013
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Junior Vet Lab at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/26/2013
11:00 am
Kidsfest of Delray and Halloween Festivities, Downtown Delray Beach
Veterans Park, Delray Beach FL
10/26/2013
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monster Mash Costume/Swim Party in Boca Raton
The Swim Center, Boca Raton FL
10/26/2013
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/26/2013
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sarasota Pumpkin Festival at Payne Park
Payne Park, Sarasota FL
10/26/2013
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Trick-or-Treat on Second Street in Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Esplanade Park, Fort Lauderdale
10/26/2013
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ghosts and Goblins Family at Fern Forest Nature Center in Margate
Fern Forest Nature Center, Coconut Creek FL
10/26/2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Haunted Nights at Flamingo Gardens in Davie
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/27/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/27/2013
12:00 am
Spooky Woods at Secret Woods Nature Center in Dania Beach
Secret Woods Nature Center, Dania Beach FL
10/27/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach fl
10/27/2013
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/27/2013
11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Story Time with the Good Witch at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/27/2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Guided Tour of Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/27/2013
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sarasota Pumpkin Festival at Payne Park
Payne Park, Sarasota FL
10/28/2013
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Money saver Mondays at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/29/2013
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
2-4-1 Tuesdays at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/29/2013
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Gumbo Limbo Hammock Trail Guided Walk in Boca Raton
Gumbo Limbo, Boca Raton FL
10/29/2013
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Tuesdays at Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee
Lion Country Safari, Loxahatchee FL
10/30/2013
12:00 am
Green Cay Nature Center Guided Tour
Green Cay Nature Center, Boynton Beach FL
10/30/2013
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Hatchling Tales Storytime
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/30/2013
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sharkey’s Storytime: (Ages 3-5) Nova Library
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern, Fort Lauderdale fl
10/30/2013
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Junior Vet Lab at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/30/2013
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mommy & Me Downtown at the Gardens Palm Beach Gardens
Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens FL
10/30/2013
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Children’s Research Station
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/30/2013
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bass Park Spooky Halloween Dance Party in Fort Lauderdale
Bass Park, Fort Lauderdale
10/31/2013
12:00 am
Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami
Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Miami FL
10/31/2013
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Little Minnows Storytime! (Ages 18-36 months) Nova Library
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern, Fort Lauderdale fl
10/31/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Halloween Dance at Franklin Park for teens in Fort Lauderdale
Franklin Park, Fort Lauderdale FL
10/31/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/31/2013
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Trick or Treat at Whole Foods, South Florida
10/31/2013
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Haunted House for Families at Roosevelt Gardens Park in Fort Lauderdale
Roosevelt Gardens Park, Fort Lauderdale FL
10/31/2013
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lauderdale by the Sea Halloween & Haunted House
Jarvis Hall – Lauderdale by the Sea, Lauderdale by the Sea FL

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The Week Ahead Events List for South Florida 10/10/13

Bedner's Pumpkin Patch
Boca Community Gardens
Boca Community Gardens – Our first tiny little seedling
Boca Community Gardens
Boca Community Gardens – This is our little plot
Boca Community Gardens
Boca Community Gardens

I hope everyone is having an amazing week, I know we are all waiting impatiently for the weather to cool off!  I mentioned to a friend this week that there is something inherently wrong with sweating at a pumpkin patch!  No way around it though.

 

 

We spent last weekend working on our new 4×4 plot in the Boca Raton Community Garden.  10% of everything we grow will be donated to Boca Helping Hands.  My daughter is so excited about it.  I hope we can actually grow something and she is not disappointed! I was amazed today to see little seedlings growing already, so fingers crossed.  We planted sunflowers, broccoli, purple beans, peas, cherry tomatoes, spinach, purple carrots and chard.  My mom says that we will have to pull out some of them because we really shouldn’t have put so many things in.   Wish us luck!

Bedner's Pumpkin Patch

The list is so long this week, I don’t even know how to pick a favorite.  I will tell you that we are going to try to go to Bedner’s this weekend and possibly Jammin’ at Fern Forest.

Oct 2013

Date/Time Event
10/10/2013
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nature Tots at Fern Forest Nature Center in Margate
Fern Forest Nature Center, Coconut Creek FL
10/10/2013
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Swashbuckling Saturday at Boca Center
Shops at Boca Center, Boca Raton Fl
10/10/2013
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Little Minnows Storytime! (Ages 18-36 months) Nova Library
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern, Fort Lauderdale fl
10/10/2013
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Movie at Spanish River Library (Boca Residents Only)
Spanish River Library, Boca Raton FL
10/11/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/11/2013
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Junior Vet Lab at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/11/2013
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Children’s Research Station
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/11/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FreeMovie Night & Funtastic Frinday in Hollywood at ArtsPark
ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, Hollywood fl
10/11/2013
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Music Under the Stars in Pompano Beach
The Great Lawn, Pompano Beach FL
10/11/2013
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Movie Sing-Along Under the Stars Willie Wonka & Mamma Mia in Boca Raton
Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton FL
10/11/2013
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Delray Marketplace Music Fest
Delray Marketplace, Delray Beach FL
10/12/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/12/2013
8:45 am – 11:30 am
Saturdays @ Sanborn Downtown Boca
Sanborn Square in Downtown Boca, Boca Raton FL
10/12/2013
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Capoeira Fitness Free Martial Arts Class
Sanborn Square in Downtown Boca, Boca Raton FL
10/12/2013
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Junior Vet Lab at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/12/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fall Festival and Hayride at Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale
Snyder Park, Fort Lauderdale
10/13/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/13/2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Guided Tour of Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/13/2013
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jammin’ Unplugged at Fern Forest Nature Center in Margate
Fern Forest Nature Center, Coconut Creek FL
10/14/2013
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Money saver Mondays at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/14/2013
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Wags & Tales (Ages5-12) at Nova Library in Davie
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern, Fort Lauderdale fl
10/15/2013
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
2-4-1 Tuesdays at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/15/2013
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Gumbo Limbo Hammock Trail Guided Walk in Boca Raton
Gumbo Limbo, Boca Raton FL
10/15/2013
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Tuesdays at Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee
Lion Country Safari, Loxahatchee FL
10/16/2013
12:00 am
Green Cay Nature Center Guided Tour
Green Cay Nature Center, Boynton Beach FL
10/16/2013
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Hatchling Tales Storytime
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/16/2013
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sharkey’s Storytime: (Ages 3-5) Nova Library
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern, Fort Lauderdale fl
10/16/2013
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Junior Vet Lab at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/16/2013
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mommy & Me Downtown at the Gardens Palm Beach Gardens
Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens FL
10/16/2013
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Children’s Research Station
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL

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The Week Ahead Events List for South Florida 10/3/13

Bedner's Pumpkin Patch

Hi everyone, I hope you are all feeling the Fall Festivity, even though the humidity is still so high.  We had dinner on the patio the other night and it was actually comfortable so we I am waiting for the change.  We have a new adventure on the horizon, well on Saturday actually.  We got a 4 by 4 community garden plot, i will be keeping all of you updated on our progress.  With any luck we will be able to grow something edible!  Wish us luck!

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In case you missed it, we have a new sponsor, so please welcome Stella & Dot by Blair Critch.  She is offering our readers a special discount so please check it out.

We had our first giveaway this week and Glenda from Fort Lauderdale was the big winner of a family four pack to the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Festival this weekend.

My Pick of the week is the Fall Festival and Scarecrow Contest at Flamingo Gardens.  We love this event and have gone every year since my daughter was born.  This would be my pick this week even if Flamingo Gardens wasn’t Pair of scarecrows at a Fall Festival at Flamingo Gardensa sponsor! Here is a QUICK REVIEW of this event in previous years with some pictures of the amazing creations that entered in the contest.

The contest is this weekend and the scarecrows will be up for a few weeks so even if you cant go now, you can see them.  Don’t forget to see Josh the Bear in his new amazing huge habitat.  Did I mention admission is half price on Saturday?  It is a good deal, and a great day!

Bedner's Pumpkin Patch
Bedner’s Pumpkin Patch is also up and running on weekends throughout October, I like this one for the photo opportunities.  It has the feel of a real pumpkin patch.  I have a really good review of it with pictures of previous years here.

 

Oct 2013

Date/Time Event
10/03/2013
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Little Minnows Storytime! (Ages 18-36 months) Nova Library
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern, Fort Lauderdale fl
10/04/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/04/2013
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Junior Vet Lab at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/04/2013
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Children’s Research Station
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/04/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FreeMovie Night & Funtastic Frinday in Hollywood at ArtsPark
ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, Hollywood fl
10/04/2013
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Delray Marketplace Music Fest
Delray Marketplace, Delray Beach FL
10/05/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/05/2013
8:45 am – 11:30 am
Saturdays @ Sanborn Downtown Boca
Sanborn Square in Downtown Boca, Boca Raton FL
10/05/2013
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Eco Action Days at Fern Forest in Margate
Fern Forest Nature Center, Coconut Creek FL
10/05/2013
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Harvest Festival and 4th Annual Great Scarecrow Competition at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/05/2013
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch in Coconut Grove
Peacock Park, Coconut Grove FL
10/05/2013
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Capoeira Fitness Free Martial Arts Class
Sanborn Square in Downtown Boca, Boca Raton FL
10/05/2013
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Junior Vet Lab at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/06/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/06/2013
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch in Coconut Grove
Peacock Park, Coconut Grove FL
10/06/2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Guided Tour of Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/07/2013
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Money saver Mondays at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/08/2013
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
2-4-1 Tuesdays at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/08/2013
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Gumbo Limbo Hammock Trail Guided Walk in Boca Raton
Gumbo Limbo, Boca Raton FL
10/08/2013
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Tuesdays at Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee
Lion Country Safari, Loxahatchee FL
10/09/2013
12:00 am
Green Cay Nature Center Guided Tour
Green Cay Nature Center, Boynton Beach FL
10/09/2013
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Hatchling Tales Storytime
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/09/2013
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sharkey’s Storytime: (Ages 3-5) Nova Library
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern, Fort Lauderdale fl
10/09/2013
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Junior Vet Lab at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
10/09/2013
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mommy & Me Downtown at the Gardens Palm Beach Gardens
Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens FL
10/09/2013
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Children’s Research Station
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL

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Coconut Grove Pumpkin Festival Family Four Pack Give Away!

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Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival - Flyer Hello everyone,
Our new friends at the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Festival have offered to give away free tickets (A Family Four Pack)  to their Fall Festival to one our lucky readers.

I have never been to this event, but have heard really good things about it.  CLICK HERE for a better description of the event.

Since fall is one of my favorite times I thought it would be fun to hear about your families favorite fall traditions.  Please head over to our Facebook Fanpage like the post about this offer, and tell us about your families favorite fall traditions. I will randomly choose one Family to win the Family Four Pack to the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Festival.  Anyone who has shared their stories by 6 pm on Sunday 9/29/13 will be eligible for the giveaway. 

Thanks for sharing your stories!
Make everyday a family day,
~Cynthia

 

Biggest Holiday Events List in South Florida

Flamingo Gardens ScarecrowHello Everyone!

I am so excited this year about the Holidays!  We are so lucky to live to in South Florida where there is truly so much to celebrate between October and January!  We have every culture you can think of and I for one intend to celebrate them all!  Not to mention the amazing weather that is (hopefully) a month or so away.

I wanted to let you know that when you go to the Upcoming Events Links you can click on Santa by the Seathe Advanced Search option, click on the category, then click Holiday in the drop down for the most updated list.

I have everything I can find and I still am finding more!  If you know of a Holiday event that is not listed, please send it to me please!

Here is a the “short list” for October! But don’t rely on this list alone, because I keep finding more! so check the Upcoming Events List often!

Oct 2013

Date/Time Event
10/04/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/05/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/05/2013
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Harvest Festival and 4th Annual Great Scarecrow Competition at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/05/2013
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch in Coconut Grove
Peacock Park, Coconut Grove FL
10/06/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/06/2013
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch in Coconut Grove
Peacock Park, Coconut Grove FL
10/11/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/12/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/12/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fall Festival and Hayride at Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale
Snyder Park, Fort Lauderdale
10/13/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/18/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/18/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach fl
10/18/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/18/2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Haunted Nights at Flamingo Gardens in Davie
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/18/2013 – 10/19/2013
7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Howling Hammock Adventure at Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale FL
10/19/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/19/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach fl
10/19/2013
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/19/2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Haunted Nights at Flamingo Gardens in Davie
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/20/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/20/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach fl
10/20/2013
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Anne Kolb Nature Center Hallo-Green Halloween Event in Hollywood
West Lake Park, Anne Kolb Nature Center, Hollywood FL
10/20/2013
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/24/2013
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Halloween Spooktackular in Wilton Manors
Wilton Manors Elementary School, Wilton Manors FL
10/25/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/25/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach fl
10/25/2013
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Costume Party at Patch Reef Park in Boca (2-5 yrs)
Patch Reef Park, Boca Raton FL
10/25/2013
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sarasota Pumpkin Festival at Payne Park
Payne Park, Sarasota FL
10/25/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/25/2013
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ArtsPark Boo Bash and Concert in Hollywood
ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, Hollywood fl
10/25/2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Haunted Nights at Flamingo Gardens in Davie
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/26/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/26/2013
12:00 am
Croissant Park Neighborhood Halloween Party in Fort Lauderdale
Croissant Park, Fort Lauderdale
10/26/2013
12:00 am
Riverland Park Trick-or-Treat Halloween Party in Fort Lauderdale
Riverland Park, Fort Lauderdale
10/26/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach fl
10/26/2013
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monster Mash Costume/Swim Party in Boca Raton
The Swim Center, Boca Raton FL
10/26/2013
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/26/2013
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sarasota Pumpkin Festival at Payne Park
Payne Park, Sarasota FL
10/26/2013
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Trick-or-Treat on Second Street in Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Esplanade Park, Fort Lauderdale
10/26/2013
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ghosts and Goblins Family at Fern Forest Nature Center in Margate
Fern Forest Nature Center, Coconut Creek FL
10/26/2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Haunted Nights at Flamingo Gardens in Davie
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/27/2013
12:00 am
Bedners Pumpkin Patch in Boynton Beach
Bedner’s Farm, Boynton Beach FL
10/27/2013
12:00 am
Spooky Woods at Secret Woods Nature Center in Dania Beach
Secret Woods Nature Center, Dania Beach FL
10/27/2013
7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spooktacular 5K Road Race at TY Park in Hollywood
TY Park, Hollywood FL
10/27/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach fl
10/27/2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fall Festival at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek
Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek FL
10/27/2013
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/27/2013
11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Story Time with the Good Witch at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
10/27/2013
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sarasota Pumpkin Festival at Payne Park
Payne Park, Sarasota FL
10/30/2013
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bass Park Spooky Halloween Dance Party in Fort Lauderdale
Bass Park, Fort Lauderdale
10/31/2013
12:00 am
Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami
Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Miami FL
10/31/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Halloween Dance at Franklin Park for teens in Fort Lauderdale
Franklin Park, Fort Lauderdale FL
10/31/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach
Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach FL
10/31/2013
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Haunted House for Families at Roosevelt Gardens Park in Fort Lauderdale
Roosevelt Gardens Park, Fort Lauderdale FL

The Week Ahead List of Events for South Florida 9/19/13

Playground at Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton

I hope everyone is having a great September!

I am so excited about October and Halloween, you won’t believe how many events  I have already found and put into the calendar.  You can search the calendar by date, category, even by county anytime by clicking on the Up Coming Events tab on the home page.  If you know of a Holiday event that you think should be on our calendar, please send it along!

Playground at Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton


My Pick of the Week i
s Patch Reef Park.  This is one of the best playgrounds/ splash pads that i have found in South Florida.  It truly belongs on our Best Local Playground List!

 

CLICK HERE for your Week Ahead extremely long list of things to keep you and your family busy, learning, and having fun!

Here are just a few!

Josh the Bear at Flamingo GardensSeptember 21, 2013
 Black Bear Habitat Grand Opening
10:00am

Please join Flamingo Gardens as we welcome the newest member to our Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary family, Josh the American Black Bear. Join us for the ribbon cutting on his new habitat at 10am.

ADMISSION IS ONLY $6 FOR THE DAY*

09/19/2013
3:15 am – 3:30 am
Animal Feedings at Daggerwing Nature Center in Boca Raton
Daggerwing Nature Center at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, Boca Raton FL
09/19/2013
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Little Minnows Storytime! (Ages 18-36 months) Nova Library
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern, Fort Lauderdale fl
09/19/2013
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Public Fish Feeding
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
09/20/2013
3:15 am – 3:30 am
Animal Feedings at Daggerwing Nature Center in Boca Raton
Daggerwing Nature Center at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, Boca Raton FL
09/20/2013
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Junior Vet Lab at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
09/20/2013
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Children’s Research Station
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
09/20/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Movie Night & Funtastic Frinday in Hollywood at ArtsPark
ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, Hollywood fl
09/20/2013
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Safari Nights (Fridays) at the Palm Beach Zoo
The Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach fl
09/20/2013
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Delray Marketplace Music Fest
Delray Marketplace, Delray Beach FL
09/21/2013
8:45 am – 11:30 am
Saturdays @ Sanborn Downtown Boca
Sanborn Square in Downtown Boca, Boca Raton FL
09/21/2013
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
$6 Saturday’s at Flamingo Gardens in Davie
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
09/21/2013 – 09/22/2013
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tradewinds Park & Atlantic Railroad
Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek FL
09/21/2013
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Capoeira Fitness Free Martial Arts Class
Sanborn Square in Downtown Boca, Boca Raton FL
09/21/2013
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Junior Vet Lab at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
09/21/2013
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Public Fish Feeding
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
09/22/2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Guided Tour of Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
09/23/2013
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Money saver Mondays at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
09/24/2013
3:15 am – 3:30 am
Animal Feedings at Daggerwing Nature Center in Boca Raton
Daggerwing Nature Center at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, Boca Raton FL
09/24/2013
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
2-4-1 Tuesdays at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
09/24/2013
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Gumbo Limbo Hammock Trail Guided Walk in Boca Raton
Gumbo Limbo, Boca Raton FL
09/24/2013
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Public Fish Feeding
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
09/25/2013
12:00 am
Green Cay Nature Center Guided Tour
Green Cay Nature Center, Boynton Beach FL
09/25/2013
3:15 am – 3:30 am
Animal Feedings at Daggerwing Nature Center in Boca Raton
Daggerwing Nature Center at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, Boca Raton FL
09/25/2013
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Hatchling Tales Storytime
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
09/25/2013
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sharkey’s Storytime: (Ages 3-5) Nova Library
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern, Fort Lauderdale fl
09/25/2013
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Junior Vet Lab at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
09/25/2013
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mommy & Me Downtown at the Gardens Palm Beach Gardens
Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens FL
09/25/2013
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Children’s Research Station
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
09/26/2013
3:15 am – 3:30 am
Animal Feedings at Daggerwing Nature Center in Boca Raton
Daggerwing Nature Center at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, Boca Raton FL
09/26/2013
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Little Minnows Storytime! (Ages 18-36 months) Nova Library
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern, Fort Lauderdale fl

Sponsor Shout out!
Our Fabulous Sponsor Flamingo Gardens has a great new deal out!  $6 Saturdays!  What a way to spend a cool(ish), (this is South Florida after all) Saturday!

Flamingo Gardens $6 Saturdays Logo

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Tips for a Safe and Wonderful Labor Day Holiday

Beach with child by KUWK

Good morning everyone!  I wanted throw out a quick post since today is Labor Day and I know there will be loads of fun BBQ’s and of course, South Florida’s standard Labor Day party takes place at theChild digging in sand in a Purple Hat at Beach beach!

If your BBQ! runs late please be careful of mosquito’s.  Dengue Fever has been in the news a bit in South Florida as it has for the last few years.  So please protect yourself and your family!

If you are headed to the beach today, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the signs of rip currents and how to deal with them.  Every holiday there seems to be reports of deaths due to rip currents.  There are a few things you can do to protect yourself and your kids not just from rip currents, but other beach hazards.  Please check out my article on 5 Tips for Hitting the Beach with Kids.

Have a Great, Fun and Safe Day Everyone!

A note from our Flamingo Gardens Labor Day Bird Festival Logosponsor:

Flamingo Gardens has a great Labor Day Bird Festival going on today, Best of all, Labor Day is a Half Price Admission Day!

Our Outstanding Sponsors

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Downtown Fort Lauderdale 2013

St. Patricks decorated Storm Trooper in Capel Manor Gardens Enfield London
Vader let the troops have a day off!

Don’t miss the Parade!
Saturday, March 9, 2013 – 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. along Los Olas Blvd, from S.E. 8th Avenue to Andrews Avenue, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

11:00 am Traditional Irish Blessing at Huizenga Plaza, located at Las Olas Boulevard and Andrews Avenue. At 12:00 pm the U.S. Coast Guard’s signature red helicopter will perform a flyover to officially start the St. Patrick’s Parade.

We went to the Parade last year (2012), it was really good and surprisingly big. How can you go wrong with Bagpipes and Irish Storm Troopers!

We parked in the library multistory, but I think next year it would be smart to park in the River Walk Garage or the one by the Museum of Discovery and Science and walk down to the Parade. It was really slammed in there!

St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley
St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley

The kids had a great time and got beads from the parade, there was also a festival in the park there on Los Olas. It’s a great parade because there is plenty of shade at noon along the road and you don’t have to stand out and cook in the sun!

My favorite was the green decorated Storm Troopers and Darth Vader! I think I filled half my camera card with them alone. Go on call me a dork! I just can’t help it sometimes!

This years Parade is today,  March 10th along Los Olas Blvd, from S.E. 8th Avenue to Andrews Avenue, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Oh, and there will be STORMTROOPERS on the Riverside LAWN for photos between 10am-11:30 before the parade!

See you there!

St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley
St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley
St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley
St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley
St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley
St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley