Calendars of Events

Destination Friday says "Aloha"

Updated: August 28, 2015  

Back from a summer hiatus, Destination Friday is gearing up for three months at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. On Friday, September 11th, come say "Aloha" to Hawaii and Polynesian Islands from 6:30 - 9:30PM. Adults 21-plus. $10 admission fee. More... 
Native Plant Sale at Fern Forest

Updated: August 28, 2015

Don't miss the Fall into Foliage Native Plant Sale at the Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek from 9AM to 1PM on Saturday, September 12th. For more information call 954-357-5198.  

 
Author Latisha Levines Talks About Her Life of Abuse

Updated: August 28, 2015
The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale will hold a very important and moving book talk on Saturday, September 26th, at 2PM. Latisha Levines is Coming Out of These Closed Walls to talk about her existence from youth into adulthood and her world of physical, emotional, and sexual exploitation as a prisoner in her own home. For more information call 954-357-6210.


African Wardrobe Festival at AARLCC

Updated: August 20, 2015
African Wardrobe Festival, Inc. in collaboration with the Friends of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) are sponsoring the first annual African Wardrobe Festival on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 12 noon to 8PM. The festival’s purpose is to promote African attire, and its mission is to unite African-Americans with their African Diaspora roots. This event will feature a red carpet welcome, African art expo, documentary screenings, panel discussions and networking mixers. Tickets are $30. For more information, visit Africanwardrobefestival.org or contact Jaury Jean-Enard at info@africanwardrobefestival.org.

Celebrate Duende!

Updated: July 28, 2015
 
Get ready to celebrate the culminating weekend of Broward's 100th birthday in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Duende begins on Friday, October 2nd and extends through Saturday, October 3rd. Activities include:
  • Friday, October 2nd - 8PM - 3AM
    Friday Night Grand Opening Take-over
    SW 2nd Street between Broward Center and the railroad tracks
    Street performers, Live Bands and Djs, Flash Mobs, Dance, Rock, Jazz
  • Saturday, October 3rd - 6:30 - 9AM
    Saturday Sunrise Spectacle
    Riverfront/Esplanade Park
    Down Paddle-Up and Ceremony, Morning Concert
  • Saturday, October 3rd - 10AM - 6PM
    Party of the Century
    Riverfront/Esplanade Park
    Interactive & Cross Cultural Music, Dance & Performance, Musical Acts
  • Saturday, October 3rd - 10AM - 5PM
    The Big One Hundred!
    Huizenga Plaza
    Family friendly events, Duende Story, Children's Ballet Theater, Art Bus, Bounce House, Petting Zoo, Edible Art Salon
  • Saturday, October 3rd - 8PM - 10:30PM
    "We..." The Passion & Rhythm of the People
    Broward Center for the Performing Arts
    Created by Broadway Director & Cirque Dream Founder Neil Goldberg. A Broadway-style extravaganza featuring Broward's finest talents.

Take a Coastal Exploration Hike

Updated: June 9, 2015
 
Explore the unique coastal habitat of Deerfield Island Park under the guidance of a Parks naturalist when the park offers a Coastal Exploration Hike, for ages 8 and up, from 9 to 11AM on designated Saturdays. The tour includes boat shuttle transportation to and from the island park. Deerfield Island Park is located at 1720 Deerfield Island Park in Deerfield Beach. Call 954-357-5100 for details. Future dates include:
  • September 19th
  • October 10th

Does Your Dog Rule the Roost?

Updated: June 19, 2015
 
If the answer to this simple question is yes, now is the time to enroll your four-legged problem child in 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:
  • September 8th - West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation
  • October 13th - West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation

For more information, contact lmendheim@broward.org