Dream BIG Luncheon 5/17/15

Dream BIG Luncheon
Sunday, 05/17/2015 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Dream-BIG-InvitationRoyal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas
Port Everglades, 1850 Eller Drive,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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Cost: $100

Get ready to Dream BIG with Voices for Children of Broward County on Sunday, May 17, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., aboard Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas.

The Dream BIG luncheon will bring together donors and community leaders to raise awareness and critical funds needed to sustain and enhance life-changing programs that directly benefit abused, abandoned and neglected children in the care of the State, in Broward County.

This fun and festive event will feature a silent auction, raffle for a 7- Night Caribbean Cruise, gourmet lunch, self-guided tours of the Independence of the Seas®, and so much more. Following lunch, guests can explore the Independence of the Seas®, a marvel of maritime engineering that is packed with all the phenomenal onboard experiences one would expect, including the FlowRider® surf simulator, a rock climbing wall, ice-skating rink, cantilevered whirlpools, Royal Promenade, and mini golf course.

Individual tickets are $100, table sponsorships are available ranging from $500 to $1,500 and raffle tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100. Tickets are limited and guests must be at least 16 years of age. For more information, tickets, raffle tickets, and sponsorship opportunities please contact [email protected]

In addition to Presenting Sponsor Royal Caribbean International, event sponsors include Eaton/Hydraulic Supply Companies, Nancy and Louis Berlin, Myrna and Bob Kopf, Pam Tindall, The Becher & MacConnie Families, Levinson & Capuano, LLC, NDPH Paralegal Services, LLC, Ginsberg Shulman, PL, and YellowKornerFlorida.

Hump Day 4/22/15

Hump Day
Wednesday, 04/22/2015 – 05:00 pm – 09:30 pm
HumpDays12-2014Tamarac Park
7501 N Universtiy Dr,
Tamarac, Florida 33321
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Cost: Free

Bring your family and join us for some good music, fun, festivities and diverse palate pleasing food provided by Legend’s BBQ and all the other food trucks gathered at Tamarac Park.

Senior Idol 5/17/15

Senior Idol
Sunday, 05/17/2015 – 02:00 pm –
TR_2015_SeniorIdol_375x250_LRParker Playhouse
707 NE 8th St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Tickets are $12 per person, plus service fees

Tri-Rail’s “Senior Idol,” presented by Baptist Eye Surgery Center, a part of Baptist Health South Florida, is always a magical, entertaining show! This “Broward 100” commemorative event will feature 12 talented singers 65 and older who will compete for a $500 grand prize and pass to ride Tri-Rail for a year, plus help raise money for Broward Meals on Wheels.

Sponsored by Baptist Eye Surgery Center, Winn-Dixie, Boomer Times and John Knox Village, the show will also feature performances by Lou Villano, Senior Idol 2014 winner; The Villagers of John Knox Village and rising stars from Tri-Rail’s “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent.”

Arts Ballet Theatre Of Florida Wraps-Up This Season With Its Spring Gala 5/10/15

Arts Ballet Theatre Of Florida Wraps-Up This Season With Its Spring Gala
Sunday, 05/10/2015 – 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
1503FairyDoll-posterBroward Center for the Performing Arts – Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Avenue,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: $ 30

With a magnificent and colorful spectacle the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida closes its seventeenth season. Its traditional Spring Gala will include the return of Vladimir Issaev’s exciting neo-classical ballet Shostakovich Suites and Vicente Nebrada’s sensous work, Pentimento. The Spring Gala is part of the Broward County Centennial Celebration.

Shostakovich Suites is an exhilarating choreographic piece by Vladimir Issaev, inspired by the music of this Russian composer who was a revolutionary in contemporary composition while suffering the brutal despotism toward talented artists during Stalin’s era. The piece brings all the excitement of the neo-classical dance combined with the extraordinary skills of the Issaev’s dancers at Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida.

Pentimento, created by renowned choreographer Vicente Nebrada, includes excerpts from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Four Suites for Orchestra. Pentimento, a pivotal piece of his repertoire, is a bold, abstract work that is based on the art form of painting of the same name. The artist changes his mind about the composition of his painting during the process, and then changes it. This approach is also applied to ballet: the dance and costumes change throughout the performance. Using masks, floating fabrics and dense lighting, the piece is developed with the presentation of different characters who dance and show the genius of Nebrada. Adding to mystical effects is original costuming by Cristina Gianinni.

These pieces will be performed by the professional dancers of the company where principals Hirofumi Ikeuchi, Lillian Hill, Ramil Bagmanov, Takayuki Asai and Aya Baba have the responsibilities of the main roles. The program showcases the extraordinary skills of Vladimir Issaev’s dancers.

Conference on Children’s Literature 4/24/15

Conference on Children’s Literature
Friday, 04/24/2015 – 04/24/2015 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
COCL-FLYER-2015Main Library
100 S. Andrews Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

The Conference is an event where teachers, librarians, readers, artists and writers gather to learn about children’s literature. The conference brings award-winning authors, illustrators and storytellers to enhance librarian’s knowledge and reader’s advisory skills.

This year, the Conference will promote an appreciation of diversity through literature with featured speakers and workshop presenters.

Children’s BookFest 4/25/15

Children’s BookFest
Saturday, 04/25/2015 – 04/25/2015 10:30 am – 04:30 pm
ChildrensBookFest-2015-full-Page-FlyerAfrican-American Research Library and Culture Center
2650 Sistrunk Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
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Cost: Free

Children’s BookFest is a FREE festival which is centered on Children’s Day/Book Day. It is multi-cultural-event, which the emphasis is on literature-based shows (through storytelling, musical groups, theater groups, music, drama, dance or other artform). BookFest will continue its tradition of putting a book into the hands and homes of the first 1,000 children who attend, through the Big Book Giveaway.

Baptist Health Teams Up With Miami Dolphins For Family Fit Fest 4/18/15

Baptist Health Teams Up With Miami Dolphins For Family Fit Fest
Saturday, 04/18/2015 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University
7500 SW 30 Street,
Davie, Florida 33314
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Cost: Free admission

Fitness, food and football: three popular pastimes come together in one day of family fun at the Family Fit Fest, presented by Baptist Health South Florida. Head for the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University – Home of the Miami Dolphins – for this free community event filled with healthy activities for people of all ages.

From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., families can get an insider’s view of the Dolphins’ training center while enjoying a great lineup of activities