The Week Ahead for South Florida Spring Break & Bunny’s

Marchmello Drop Spring Fling 2012

The Week Ahead is huge for Spring Break, Spring Events, and Bunny’s!

My Picks of the Week

Head to the Zoo

Columbus Zoo - AfricaWe took some time while traveling to visit the Columbus Zoo!  We spent about 3 hours there and didn’t even see one third of it.  We got lucky in here Ohio and the weather was perfect.  You can find reviews of some of our favorite Zoo’s under the Zoo Reviews tab on the m

Spring Festivals & Bunny Events

There are loads of Spring Festivals going on around town, scroll down for the full list, but here a just a few:

Marchmello Drop Spring Fling 2012
Marshmallow Drop Spring Fling 2012

Spring Fling in Pompano Beach

Spring Egg Dive at the Meadows

Breakfast with the Bunny at the Palm Beach Zoo

Spring Break is all about the water!

As you know, South Florida has fabulous water!  Calypso Cove (my personal favorite), Coconut Cove and Castaway Island are opening up for Spring Break!  If you need more options for wet fun in the sun check out the menu tab for Events and Review and click on the subcategory for Water Play.  You will find

Coconut Cove Water Park in Boca Raton
Coconut Cove Water Park

everything from beaches to Splash Pads!  Be sure to check with the official websites for your facility as they are all opening at different times.

5 Tips for Hitting the Beach with Kids

Beach with child by KUWKMost of us know the amazing day the beach can provide, but please keep in mind the dangers that the beach can represent.  Most of all share these tips with any northern visitors that you may have come visit.  Teen are particularly susceptible to because they think they are invincible.  I know were actually invincible when were teens, but today’s teen are not.;)

 

Want to learn Piano?  There is an App for that!
pianomarvelI am a geek, I know! I have been obsessed with all things educational & technological! So what about Piano Lessons?  Yup, There’s an app for that too! Piano Marvel is a completely online piano course that uses a midi interface with your piano to give you instant feedback on what you know!  I have been using it to brush up on my extremely old skills and to supplement my child’s lessons!   I am LOVING IT!  I also negotiated a Coupon Code for you try it for free!  If you buy a subscription you will get a discount too!  You won’t believe what you get for about a quarter of the price of piano lessons!

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The Week Ahead

03/23/2016
10:00 am
Geocaching by Bike- Daggerwing Nature Center
Daggerwing Nature Center at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, Boca Raton FL
03/23/2016
10:30 am
Aquarium Feedings
Gumbo Limbo, Boca Raton FL
03/23/2016
10:30 am
Shark Feedings at Sandoway House
Sandoway House, Delray Beach FL
03/23/2016
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Walk on Ashley Trail at Gumbo Limbo
Gumbo Limbo, Boca Raton FL
03/23/2016
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Daily Animal Feedings at Daggerwing Nature Center
Daggerwing Nature Center at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, Boca Raton FL
03/23/2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Full Moon Drum Circle
ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, Hollywood fl
03/24/2016
10:30 am
Aquarium Feedings
Gumbo Limbo, Boca Raton FL
03/24/2016
10:30 am
Shark Feedings at Sandoway House
Sandoway House, Delray Beach FL
03/24/2016
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Daily Animal Feedings at Daggerwing Nature Center
Daggerwing Nature Center at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, Boca Raton FL
03/25/2016
12:00 am
Kids Night Out in Pompano Beach
EMMA LOU OLSON CIVIC CENTER, Pompano Beach FL
03/25/2016
10:30 am
Aquarium Feedings
Gumbo Limbo, Boca Raton FL
03/25/2016
10:30 am
Shark Feedings at Sandoway House
Sandoway House, Delray Beach FL
03/25/2016
10:30 am – 11:45 am
Spring Egg Dive at Meadows Park Pool
The Meadows Park Pool, Boca Raton FL
03/25/2016
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Daily Animal Feedings at Daggerwing Nature Center
Daggerwing Nature Center at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, Boca Raton FL
03/25/2016
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Movie Night & Funtastic Friday in Hollywood at ArtsPark
ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, Hollywood fl
03/25/2016
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Night Hike at Daggerwing Nature Center
Daggerwing Nature Center at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, Boca Raton FL
03/26/2016
8:00 am – 9:15 am
Breakfast With The Bunny at the Palm Beach Zoo
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, West Palm Beach FL
03/26/2016
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Yoga, Zumba & Capoeira Saturdays @Sanborn Downtown Boca
Sanborn Square in Downtown Boca, Boca Raton FL
03/26/2016 – 03/27/2016
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
35th International Orchid and Bromeliad Show
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
03/26/2016
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spring Fling in Pompano Beach
03/26/2016 – 03/27/2016
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story & Craft Time at Green Cay Nature Center
Green Cay Nature Center, Boynton Beach FL
03/26/2016
10:30 am
Aquarium Feedings
Gumbo Limbo, Boca Raton FL
03/26/2016
10:30 am
Shark Feedings at Sandoway House
Sandoway House, Delray Beach FL
03/26/2016
2:00 pm
Easter Egg Hunt at Boynton Beach Mall
Boynton Beach Mall, Boynton Beach Fl
03/26/2016
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Daily Animal Feedings at Daggerwing Nature Center
Daggerwing Nature Center at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, Boca Raton FL
03/26/2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Movie Night at Canyon Amphitheater
Canyon Amphitheater, Boynton Beach FL
03/26/2016
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
ArtsPark Live at Young Circle
ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, Hollywood fl
03/28/2016
10:30 am
Aquarium Feedings
Gumbo Limbo, Boca Raton FL

The Week Ahead for South Florida 4/16/14

Easter Bunny at Lauderdale by the Sea

Happy Easter and Passover to all who celebrate.  I hope that everyone is having a great weekend.  There is no school on Friday for us, so we are going to make cookies, dye eggs and hopefully going to the beach if the weather is cooperative.  I know there are still a few people who have spring break this week.  I am sooooo jealous!

Screen Shot of Kaplan Kids Program
Screen Shot of Kaplan Kids Program

I know some of you are in the throws of FCAT and probably don’t want to think about it now, but I wanted to share my experience with Kaplan Kids last summer.  We decided to do the online program over the summer to help keep up her skills.  She really liked it and I think we are going to do it again this summer.  Check out my full review here.

If you looking for something to do this weekend and you live near a National Park,  ApAlligator in the wildril 19th & 20th is one of the Free Entrance Days to the National Parks.  (Perfect for those of you on late Spring Break!)  So there is no better time to head out to see some of these national treasures!  Down here in Florida we are so lucky to have Biscayne, Big Cypress and Everglades so close by!  Click here for the link to a National Park near you.

Easter Bunny at Lauderdale by the SeaThere are a few Egg Hunts around, it seems that many of the local Cities did them earlier this month.  The Home Depot in Boca is doing an Egg Hunt on Saturday, and Lauderdale by the Sea is doing theirs on Saturday.

 

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Date/Time Event
04/13/2014 – 04/20/2014
10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday Movies at Sugar Sand
Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton FL
04/16/2014
12:00 am
Daily Animal Feedings at Daggerwing in Boca Raton
Daggerwing Nature Center at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, Boca Raton FL
04/16/2014
12:00 am
Hatchling Tales at Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
04/16/2014
3:30 pm
Jr Veterinary Learning Lab at Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
04/17/2014
12:00 am
Daily Animal Feedings at Daggerwing in Boca Raton
Daggerwing Nature Center at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, Boca Raton FL
04/17/2014
3:00 pm
Fish Feeding at Loggerhead Mainelife Center in Juno Beach
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
04/18/2014
12:00 am
Daily Animal Feedings at Daggerwing in Boca Raton
Daggerwing Nature Center at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, Boca Raton FL
04/18/2014
11:00 am
Playground Playdates at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton
Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton FL
04/18/2014
3:30 pm
Jr Veterinary Learning Lab at Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
04/18/2014
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Movie Night & Funtastic Friday in Hollywood at ArtsPark
ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, Hollywood fl
04/19/2014
12:00 am
Daily Animal Feedings at Daggerwing in Boca Raton
Daggerwing Nature Center at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, Boca Raton FL
04/19/2014
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Home Depot Easter Egg Hunt in Boca Raton
Home Depot, Nationwide
04/19/2014
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Saturdays @Sanborn Downtown Boca
Sanborn Square in Downtown Boca, Boca Raton FL
04/19/2014
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Easter by the Sea in Lauderdale by the Sea
Jarvis Hall – Lauderdale by the Sea, Lauderdale by the Sea FL
04/19/2014 – 04/20/2014
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
04/19/2014
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Michaels Kid’s Crafts in Store Nationwide
Michaels Stores – Nationwide, Nationwide
04/19/2014 – 04/20/2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tradewinds Park & Atlantic Railroad
Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek FL
04/19/2014
10:15 am – 11:45 am
Spring Fling at Howard Park Community Center in West Palm Beach
Howard Park Community Center, West Palm Beach FL
04/19/2014
3:00 pm
Fish Feeding at Loggerhead Mainelife Center in Juno Beach
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
04/19/2014
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nature at Night Hike at Woodmont Natural Area
Woodmont Natural Area, Tamarac FL
04/20/2014
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Dr. Logger at Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
04/20/2014
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Guided Nature Walks at Fern Forest in Margate
Fern Forest Nature Center, Coconut Creek FL
04/22/2014
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Spanish River Library Toddler Tales Storytime in Boca Raton
Spanish River Library, Boca Raton FL

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Easter by the Sea at Lauderdale by the Sea

Easter Bunny at Lauderdale by the Sea
Easter by the Sea Photo Credit: C Buckley

The Town of Lauderdale by the Sea will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Contest.   April  7, 2012 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  The event starts promptly at 9 so don’t be late!  The egg hunt is broken up into 3 groups, starting with the youngest kids.  The volunteers who plan the Town events always do an amazing job!

Past Review:
The event was moved a few years back from the Municipal Park Ball Field to the parking lot of the Town Hall. The Egg Hunt itself was split up by age group and even though the area was much smaller and more crowed the Egg Hunt was still successful. No child left without a full basket at this hunt.  I did wish that they had allowed kids to enter from both ends. The smaller kids had a the disadvantage of getting all the way across fast enough.  I must admit I did like doing it on the field better as the parking lot was very crowded.

Refreshments were provided in Jarvis Hall along with a visit from the Big Guy himself, the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny arrived in South Florida style riding in a decorated red convertible Mini where he awed the crowd with his dancing ability. There were also photo opportunities for those who brought their cameras inside Jarvis Hall.

Easter by the Sea Photo Credit: C Buckley

Last but not least is the Bonnet Contest.  Anyone can enter all you have to do is be creative, and the locals of LBS are that! These amazing Easter bonnets are adorned with everything from Easter Baskets to Bunny ears and look like they are as much fun to make as they are to see. We are definitley going to try to make a bonnet this year!

Lauderdale by the Sea’s next Town Event will be the Town Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks, so make sure to mark calendar now because celebrations in the Town of Lauderdale by the Sea are not to be missed.

Easter by the Sea Photo Credit: C Buckley
Easter by the Sea Photo Credit: C Buckley
Easter by the Sea Photo Credit: C Buckley
Easter by the Sea Photo Credit: C Buckley
Easter by the Sea Photo Credit: C Buckley
Easter by the Sea Photo Credit: C Buckley
Easter by the Sea Photo Credit: C Buckley