Calendars of Events

Workshops on Diabetes Self-Management & Matter of Balance

Updated: March 26, 2015
Two interactive YMCA-sponsored workshops get under way in April at Franklin Park, 2501 Franklin Drive, Fort Lauderdale. Diabetes Self-Management will teach participants how to use diet, exercise and/or medications to manage their diabetes, or if you're not diabetic, how to lower the change of getting the disease. The workshop meets once a week for six weeks, on Wednesdays, 5:30 - 8PM on the following dates:

April 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and May 6th and 13th  

Matter of Balance meets on Thursdays from 10AM to noon starting on April 9th and ending on May 28th. Participants will learn to improve their balance, flexibility, and strength to reduce their fall risks at home. This workshop meets on the following dates:

April 9th, 16th, 23rd and May 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

For more information call 954-357-7800.  

It's Carnival Time!

Updated: March 26, 2015
Trinidad & Tobago is the Destination Friday event for April 10th from 6:30 to 9:30PM at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. Preen your feathers, paint your face with sparkles and slip on your party mask and dancing shoes! Come dressed to party hearty (feathers optional)! Order your $10 tickets through Eventbrite or pay in cash or by card at the door. This is an after-hours event for ages 21-plus. More...

Free Fast-Trac Business Workshop Series

Updated: March 26, 2015

Entrepreneurs are invited to attend "Listening to Your Business," a free half-day workshop from Fast-Trac, that makes the most of the knowledge you have about your business - and the limited time you have to make it better. Examine your business today, including its strengths, weaknesses and opportunities, identify resources to assist you in reaching your business goals and learn how to examine and respond to challenges and transitions. Register online at Advance registration required.
Workshops will be held on the following Wednesdays:

April 1 - 10:30AM - 1:30PM
Miramar Branch Library, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar

April 22 - 4:30 -  7:30PM
Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs

May 6 - 10:30AM - 1:30PM
Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

Does Your Dog Rule the Roost?  

Updated: March 26, 2014  
If the answer to this simple question is yes, now is the time to enroll your four-legged problem child in a Dog Smarts 101 class. The class, hosted by Broward County Animal Care and Adoption and taught by a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, provides pet parents with important information to make dog ownership easier for both the dog and the family. Dog Smarts 101 is open to all residents and is free of charge. Since the class is not a dog training session, no pets are permitted. The following classes are scheduled for 2015 from 6-7PM:
  • April 14th -  Miramar Branch Library, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar
  • May 12th - West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation
  • June 9th - West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation
For more information, contact   


Nothing Compares to a Sunset Nature Walk 

Updated: March 26, 2014
South Florida is well known for its sunsets. Now you can enjoy the end-of-the-day magic at Miramar Pineland (3600 S. University Drive, Miramar), which will offer twice-monthly Sunset Nature Walks on Wednesdays and Sundays, from 5:30 to 7PM. The fee is $3 per person per walk, plus, on Sundays, the park's regular weekend gate entrance fee of $1.50 per person. Future dates of this program include:
  • April 8th and 12th
  • May 6th and 10th
  • June 3rd and 7th
 For more information call 954-357-8776.