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!

Special Thanks to our sponsors for making this site possible!  If you would like to learn more about our partnership opportunities Contact Us today!
[logo-slider]

 

 

 

The Week Ahead for South Florida 4/3/14

Mystery Amaryllis Bulb

Mystery Amaryllis BulbWe haven’t got much to report this week, it seems we have been very boring!  We have had an exciting mystery solved though!  When we got our community garden plot there was a mystery bulb in it.  We needed the room for our attempt at vegetables so we brought it home and planted it.  I had no idea what it was until it started to bloom and it is an amazing Amaryllis plant!

Other than that,  I have been busy this week finding many, many new activities to fill up our time!  Looks like some of the summer stuff is coming out!  There a quite a few Egg Hunts, Spring Flings & Easter Activities going on around town.  If you know of one that I have missed please send it my way!

Click Here for the full list

Upcoming Events

Thanks to our sponsors, please be sure to check them out!
[meteor_slideshow]

The Week Ahead for South Florida 3/6/14

South Florida Beach

Hope everyone is doing well!

We have 5 days left on our Palm Beach Zoo Ticket Give Away!

South Florida BeachI wanted to repost a beach safety article this week.  It is full on season here now and the tourists are hitting the beach and us along with them!  We have the most beautiful beaches in South Florida and the threat of rip currents are difficult to image in the face of such serene beauty!  Please remind your guests from up north how serious rip currents can be and check out 5 Tips for Beach Safety.

Here is your Week Ahead Events List.  Click Here for the Full List.

 

Thanks to our sponsors, please be sure to check them out!
[meteor_slideshow]

The Week Ahead for South Florida 2/27/14

Parrots at the Palm Beach Zoo

Palm Beach ZooNeed something to do for spring break?  We have the answer!  The Palm Beach Zoo has generously donated a Family 4 Pack (4 tickets) to the Zoo!  We love the Zoo and if you have not been there recently, you really need to check it out! We will be randomly drawing a winner March 11th and the tickets will be mailed after we confirmed the winner.  Click Here to find out how to enter!

Here is a quick list of some of the upcoming events that I could find for the next week.  I am always amazed at how many things there are going on in South Florida!

Click Here for a Full List

Thanks to our sponsors, please be sure to check them out!
[meteor_slideshow]

The Week Ahead for South Florida 1/9/14

Patch Reef Park Winter Carnival

Patch Reef Park Winter CarnivalI hope everyone is recovering well from the Holidays!  I thought that if I ran everyday over the Holidays that I could eat whatever I wanted.  Well, I hate to tell you, but it’s not true, so I am trying to undo the damage now!  I suppose it would have been worse had I not run, but I was still a bummed out when I weighed in!

Patch Reef Park Winter CarnivalLast weekend we went to the Winter Carnival at Patch Reef Park in Boca!  What a great day!  We had a nice visit with a good friend and really enjoyed the park.  Watch our calendar for it next year, I have definitely spent more for less.  My daughter rode rides with her $15.00 arm band until she said her stomach hurt.  Now that is what I call a true carnival.  The rides were all for kids, just big enough to thrill them, but small enough that my 5 (almost 6) year old rode them by herself or with friends.

This park is one of my favorites for sure, even without the carnival.  It has trails, an amazing playground and a splash pad!  You can read more about the park itself on my Playground at Patch Reef Park in Boca Ratonreview of the Best Local Playgrounds – Patch Reef Park.  If you are looking for more great parks check out the Best Playgrounds under the Events and Review Tab!

 

 

Click Here for this weeks list of upcoming events!

Thanks to our sponsors, please be sure to check them out!
[meteor_slideshow]

The Week Ahead Events List for South Florida 11/14/13

Flamingo Gardens Tortuous

Hi everyone!
I can’t believe next week is Thanksgiving!  This is the first year in a long time that I am not cooking so I am trying to enjoy that fact, although driving to Ohio may prove to be as hard as making dinner!  I suppose I should start making a list to pack! Naaaa.  🙂

I forgot to get a picture of our little garden this week, I was so blown away by how big it is!  I will try to pop a picture on the Facebook Page at some point in the next week.

Growl Prowl LogoIf you are enjoying the cooler weather then I would suggest heading out to visit our sponsor Flamingo Gardens for the Growl Prowl and the Growl Prowl Full Moon Tour!  What could be more fun than Teddy Bear Picnic and Parade on the Wray lawn. Scavenger hunt, story time, games, & more.

If you are not into the cooler weather, or you have a little Florida Baby like mine who thinks it’s cold outside, Schoolhouse Museum Hypoluxo Steamerthen a great choice is to send your significant other with the kids to The Schoolhouse children’s Museum in Boynton Beach.  We love this museum, here is our REVIEW with loads of pictures!  Please check with them for their Holiday Hours.

 

Fort Lauderdale Beach with pier in distancePlease take a moment to read 5 Tips for Hitting the Beach with Kids.  Every Holiday we South Floridians hit the Beach alongside our visitors from up north, and every Holiday it seems there is a sad report of someone dying in a rip current.  The winds are strong right now and the beach is rough, please feel free to share this information with friends and family and learn what to do if you are caught Stella & Dot by Blair Critchin a rip current.

Don’t forget to check out our sponsors!  Stella & Dot are ready to help you sort out your Holiday Shopping online!  No need to get up from the Thanksgiving Dinner Table and race out to shop!  You can do it online or just give Blair a call!

 

 

Special Thanks to our sponsors for making this site possible!
[meteor_slideshow]

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

Nov 2013

Date/Time Event
11/14/2013
12:00 am
Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami
Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Miami FL
11/14/2013
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nature Tots at Fern Forest Nature Center in Margate
Fern Forest Nature Center, Coconut Creek FL
11/15/2013
12:00 am
Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami
Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Miami FL
11/15/2013
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Junior Vet Lab at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
11/15/2013
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Children’s Research Station
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
11/15/2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FreeMovie Night & Funtastic Frinday in Hollywood at ArtsPark
ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, Hollywood fl
11/15/2013
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Marshmallow Madness & Hayrides in Broward Parks
11/16/2013
12:00 am
Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami
Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Miami FL
11/16/2013
8:45 am – 11:30 am
Saturdays @ Sanborn Downtown Boca
Sanborn Square in Downtown Boca, Boca Raton FL
11/16/2013
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Growl Prowl Full Moon Tour at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
11/16/2013 – 11/17/2013
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tradewinds Park & Atlantic Railroad
Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek FL
11/16/2013
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Capoeira Fitness Free Martial Arts Class
Sanborn Square in Downtown Boca, Boca Raton FL
11/16/2013
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Fall Fest Pediatric Scoliosis Screening
Florida Spine Specialists, Fort Lauderdale FL
11/16/2013
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Junior Vet Lab at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
11/16/2013
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
GROWL PROWL Full Moon Tour at Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens, Davie FL
11/16/2013
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tree Lighting Winter Wonderland at City Place in West Palm Beach
City Place, West Palm Beach FL
11/17/2013
12:00 am
Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami
Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Miami FL
11/17/2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Guided Tour of Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
11/18/2013
12:00 am
Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami
Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Miami FL
11/19/2013
12:00 am
Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami
Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Miami FL
11/19/2013
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Tuesdays at Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee
Lion Country Safari, Loxahatchee FL
11/20/2013
12:00 am
Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami
Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Miami FL
11/20/2013
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Hatchling Tales Storytime
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
11/20/2013
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Junior Vet Lab at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
11/20/2013
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mommy & Me Downtown at the Gardens Palm Beach Gardens
Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens FL
11/20/2013
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Children’s Research Station
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach FL
11/21/2013
12:00 am
Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami
Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Miami FL

The Week Ahead for 7/25/13

Lowe's Build & Grow Toy Graphic

This is your list for The Week Ahead 7/25/13.

My summer pick for this week are the Lowe’s Build & Grow Workshops.  These are free workshops where the kids get to build wooden toys.  Advance registration is required and there are participating stores nationwide.

When you go to our Upcoming Events Page you can search by date, category, free sponsor event or county.  I hope you have a fabulous week!

In less than a month school will be starting, and experts say that kids forget an entire months worth of academics over the summer.  We tried Kaplan Kids to help bring us up to speed.  Check our review of Kaplan Kids here.

CLICK HERE for your Week Ahead Events List for 7/25/13

Event List for 7/18/13
Event List for 7/25/13

 

Sponsor Shout out!
[meteor_slideshow]

The Week Ahead Event List for 6/27/13

Close up Image of American Flag

Old Fashioned Fourth at Flamingo GardensThe Week Ahead for 6/27/13 includes the 4th of July Holiday!

Our pick of the week for the 4th is to head on over to visit Flamingo Gardens for The Old Fashioned Fourth where can you wander the gardens, have a barbeque lunch and visit with the animals during the day for half price admission.  Then head on down to the beach in your town and watch the fireworks!  What a great day!

Big Toy Box Review: Fisher Price Kids Tough Camera
VIDEO Big Toy Box Review: Fisher Price Kids Tough Camera

Keeping Up With Kids has published our very first Big Toy Box Review Video!  This is a series of video reviews of products we like!

June 27 Upcoming Events
June 27 Upcoming Events Preview

We have switched over to a new calendar so now when you go to our Upcoming Events Page you can search by date, category, sponsor event or County.  I hope you like it and have a fabulous Fourth of July!

CLICK HERE for your Week Ahead Events List for 6/27/13

 

Sponsor Shout out!
[meteor_slideshow]