Sunday calendar: Community and entertainment events starting Aug. 1

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This is a list of reader-submitted events, virtual and in-person. CDC social distancing and other guidelines may apply. Please use the contact information to verify details. All programs and activities are subject to change.

Bring Butterflies Back, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, weather permitting. Butterfly World features self-guided tours, gift shop, workshops and lectures with tips on gardening and planting host plants for butterfly caterpillars. Watch videos on YouTube at bit.ly/2CuyZ5e. Shop for gifts, plants, ladybugs or pupa. 954-977-4400. Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. $22.50-$32.50. butterflyworld.com.

International Ballet Festival dance marathon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 1. Outdoor performance showcasing young talent and rising stars. Bayfront Park Tina Hills Pavilion, 201 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 786-747-1877. eventvesta.com/events/6904. Free.

The Jungle Book, 2 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 1. Music-filled spectacle that chronicles young Mowgli’s adventures. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. 305-444-9293. actorsplayhouse.org. $25.

The Secret of Superpowers with South Florida Jubilee Chorus, 10 a.m. Aug. 2. South Florida Jubilee, a women’s a-Capella barbershop chorus based in Plantation, performs one-hour streaming episodes. 954-678-4223. bit.ly/3ivKzOi. $15.

Clematis by Night, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays on the Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-822-1515 wpb.org/events. Free general seating.

A Night of Stars fundraiser for SMART Ride at Lips, 7 p.m., Aug. 3. Features Lips’ divas and drag dining with show. One night only. Lips, 1421 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park. All sales final. thesmartride.org/product/a-night-of-stars-2021. $60-$80.

Free Online College Planning Workshop, 7-8 p.m. Aug. 3. Learn how to navigate the with tips on saving, not just the cost of college. Online presentation from Boca Raton, applies to all South Florida residents. 833-473-3631. Register for webinar at bit.ly/3kYYnUj. Free.

International Ballet Festival Films on the Streets, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and 13. Features archives of the best of it’s 25 years of worldwide ballet stars in three different programs. Lincoln Road Mall, 601 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. 786-747-1877. eventvesta.com/events/6915. Free.

Save Our Seas distinguished speaker series, 6 p.m. (virtual) Aug. 5 and the first Thursday through Nov. 4. Presented by the Museum of Discovery and Science. mods.org/saveourseas. Free.

Classics for a Summer Soiree, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Peruvian pianist Priscila Navarro serves up a menu of varied, classical selections. Community Arts Program presents this virtual summer concert series from Miami. 305.448.7421, ext. 120. bit.ly/3yfhWv6. Free.

Club meeting, 7:30-9 p.m. Aug. 5 and monthly through Dec. 2. Join the discussion to address Democratic Party matters, and events affecting our community. Cypress Park, 1300 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs. 954-637-5210. cspkdems.org. Free.

Juno Beach cleanup at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 8: 30 a.m. Saturdays. Visitors are welcome to lend a hand. Meet at LMC’s back gate by the east parking lot to pick up supplies, 14200 US-1, Juno Beach. Direct queries to Pam Dyar at pdyar@marinelife.org. Visit marinelife.org or call 561-627-8280.

Music, literacy & art Fridays, 1-2 p.m. Aug. 6. Features live music, cultural stories, literacy fun, visual arts and dance every Friday with South Florida Chamber Ensemble. Young At Art Museum, 8000 W. Broward Blvd., suite 1208, Plantation. 954-424-0085. youngatartmuseum.org. $8.

Summer Workshops inspired by Jen Clay’s Sculptures, times vary, Fridays and Saturdays through August. Play at the ArtsPark and make some magical transformative art at Young At Art Museum’s summer workshop series. ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 N. Young Circle, Hollywood. 954-424-0085. See schedule at bit.ly/3rJOVFN. Free.

Get ‘Ready for College,’ 4:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Presented by Broward.org via Webex. Weekly series livestreamed or watch previously recorded sessions. Features financial planning, test prep and tips for applying for scholarships, etc. See bit.ly/3zK8Qae. Free.

Jamaican ‘Emancipendence’ Celebration, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 6. Live entertainment, food, merchandise and more. Presented by the City of Miramar. Miramar Amphitheater, 16801 Miramar Parkway. 954-602-3178. Free admission. Register at jamaicaemancipendence2021.eventbrite.com.

Jamaica Independence Jam, 4 p.m. Aug. 7. Cash bar, food for sale. Join Caribcast live at Artistic Custom Railings, 5401 NE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Early-bird tickets online at bit.ly/3xabAw0. $10 plus fee.

Let’s Go Dancin’ For Jamaica, 9 p.m. Aug. 7. Celebration of the 59th year of independence, virtual edition. collectorskornernow.com. Listen live on the air for free.

Live rock concerts and comedy shows, 8 p.m. Saturdays through summer. Stage 954, the entertainment venue inside The Casino @ Dania Beach. Box office 877-788-8208. Tickets $25-up. See schedule at CasinoDaniaBeach.com/Entertainment.

Monster Jam Returns to Sunrise BB & T Center, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 7-8. BB & T Center, Panther Pkwy, Sunrise. Tickets $25 at Ticketmaster.com or bit.ly/2TGDrG0.

Miami Reggae Festival, 3 p.m. Aug. 7-8. Features food, arts, reggae and culture to raise awareness about extreme poverty as we come together for healing. Outdoor Marketplace, 12691 NW 42nd Ave., Opa-locka. 305-900-5523. miamireggaefestival.com. $25-up.

Interactive Mystery Dinner Show, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 7. Become a dinner detective and tackle a hilarious and challenging crime. Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, 16701 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach. 866-496-0535. eventvesta.com/events/5224. $61.99.

The Opera Society member mixer, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Limited availability. YOT Bar and Kitchen, 2015 SW 20th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-292-4574. RSVP at theoperasociety.org. $25.

Flamingo Gardens Orchid Society monthly meeting, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Tony Millet will demonstrate mounting and repotting. Features raffle and auction. Public welcome. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. 305-308-6531. flamingogardensorchidsociety.com. Free.

Time Travelers Club, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through Aug. 13. Jump into the time machine and travel back to an old-fashioned summer on the Florida frontier at the Old Davie School Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Road, Davie. 954-797-1044. olddavieschool.org.

Summer Story time at ProAm Dance Studio, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Aug. 13. Open to all ages. Caregivers must be present but do not need to participate. RSVP to ProAm Dance Studio, 880 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach. 954-782-9908. proamdancestudio.com/storytime. Free.

Screen on The Green, 7-10 p.m. Aug. 13 and on the second Friday of each month. Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-822-1515. For titles, see wpb.org/events. Free.

First Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. third Saturday through Oct. 16. First Market is a free event for families, creatives, vendors, and pets. First Baptist Fort Lauderdale, 301 E. Broward Blvd. 954-831-1113. fbftl.com. Free admission.

First Street Cars & Coffee, 9 a.m.-noon, third Saturday through Oct. 16. Showcasing luxury and exotic cars. First Baptist Fort Lauderdale, 301 E. Broward Blvd. 954-527-6800. firststreetcarsandcoffee.com. Free.

Marvel’s Avengers Dance-Along, 11 a.m. Aug. 14. Tara Goodman, a Broward Center teaching artist, will lead dance routines based on the popular Marvel’s Avengers movies. “All abilities” participants can wear their favorite superhero costume and accessories. Virtual from Fort Lauderdale. 954-776-1999, ext. 225. browardcenter.org. Free.

Big Bugs, Back to school weekend, Aug. 14-15; and Big Bugs by Moonlight, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 21. Larger-than-life sculpture exhibit available daily 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. through Sept. 5. Recommended for ages 3-11. Take a flashlight for evening tours. Flamingo Gardens & Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. 954-473-2955. flamingogardens.org/events. $12.95-$19.95.

George Snow Scholarship Fund presents Ballroom Battle, 7-8 p.m. Aug. 14. Proceeds to help deserving students in the community achieve their career goals through higher education. To be broadcast on WPTV-NBC (Channel 5) in West Palm Beach. 561-445-9922. ballroombattle.com. Free.

Twelfth Night, two venues, Aug. 14-15. Presented by the Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida. Performances at Mizner Park Cultural Center in Boca Raton at 7:30 p.m. on Aug.14; and at the Delray Beach Playhouse Aug. 15. Call 844-672-2849. General admission tickets are available online for free; VIP tickets $25. See bit.ly/3ybDfxX.

Market @ THēsis, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 15 and on the third Sunday of each month through Nov. 21. Features in-season goods such as fresh produce, artisanal foods and lifestyle and wellness products. THēsis Hotel, 1350 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables. 954-812-3844. bit.ly/3hGWTea. Free.

Sunday on The Waterfront, 4-7 p.m. Aug. 15 and on the third Sunday of each month. Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach at the waterfront. 561-822-1515 wpb.org/events. Free general seating.

Hadassah presents healthy High Holiday cooking, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Features author and chef Jenn Louis in a virtual demonstration of special holiday dishes for Rosh Hashana, followed by a Q&A. Register at bit.ly/2W6BhB3. $36-$90.

‘Seasons of Life’ exhibit, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Aug. 19. Works celebrate the beauty of nature. Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center, Holy Cross HealthPlex, 1000 NE 56th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-8190. artserve.org. Free.

Beach cleanups, 8-11 a.m. Aug. 21, Oct. 9, and Dec. 4. Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, sponsored by the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS). Meet at the Pelican Pavilion, 6503 N. Ocean Drive, Dania Beach. 954-713-0930. Register at mods.org/beachcleanup. Free.

Summer 2021, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 4. An exhibition of sculpture, paintings, photography and mixed media artwork by Modern and Contemporary masters. Rosenbaum Contemporary, 150 Yamato Road, Boca Raton. 561-994-9180. rosenbaumcontemporary.com. Free.

Here Be Dragons traveling exhibit, noon-5 p.m. through Sept. 6. The Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-467-6637. mods.org. $24.

Big Apple Bazaar indoor art show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 19. Presented by the Delray Art League. The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar, 5283 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 561-847-5448. delrayartleague.com/summer-in-the-city. Free.

Painting Enlightenment: Experiencing Wisdom & Compassion through Art & Science, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 19. Enjoy the masterful works of famed Japanese artist and scientist Iwasaki Tsuneo in this new exhibit. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. 561-495-0233. morikami.org/current-exhibitions. Free.

‘The Signing,’ represents the Founding Fathers re-imagined, on view through September, at Boca Raton Museum of Art. Artist Renee Cox dramatically recreates signers of the Constitution with modern-day women and men of color in a 12-by 15-foot photograph intended to deconstruct stereotypes. 561-392-2500. See preview at bocamuseum.org.

211 Broward’s 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration, 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 9. Celebrate “Helpline Heroes” and enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and entertainment. Westin Resort, 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. $150. 211-broward.org.

ONGOING EVENTS

Las Olas Oceanside Park farmers market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 25. Find fresh produce, cheese, baked items, plants and handmade goods. Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-828-2690. bit.ly/2Omg3eP. Free.

New River open-air market, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays through December. Browse handmade goods and treats at History Fort Lauderdale’s historic downtown campus. New River Inn, 231 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-4431. historyfortlauderdale.org. Free admission.

Yellow Green Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., open weekends. Features fresh fruits, vegetables, eat-in stations and take-home delicacies, plus artisans, vendors, plants and unique items. YG Market, 3080 Sheridan St., Hollywood. 954-513-3990. Paid parking, three lots. ygfarmersmarket.com.

The Aventura Market, mall hours, weekends. Features dozens of farmers and artisans each Saturday and Sunday. From Center Court to Zara, Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura. 305-935-1110. aventuramall.com/aventura-market.

Bonnet House, offers self-guided tours Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and hosts special events. See website for family summer specials with times and dates. Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale. Check website for pricing. bonnethouse.org.

Visit Mounts Botanical Garden, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Features 25 unique garden areas containing more than 2,000 species of tropical and other plants. Offers nature walks, guided tours, family activities, art classes, orchid tips and more. Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. 561-233-1757. See mounts.org for event times, dates and prices.

Lion Country Safari, open 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Drive-through the wild animal amusement park and take photos of lions, giraffe, elephants, rhinos and more. Lion Country Safari is 15.5 miles west of I-95 off Southern Boulevard. Open daily. 561-793-1084. lioncountrysafari.com. $28-up.

Sandoway Discovery Series, 9:30-10 a.m. Ongoing weekly series of discovery, geared for families with children ages 3-5. Each 30-minute program will explore a different topic, from bugs to pythons, plants to butterflies. Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. 561-274-7263. See other activities at sandoway.org. $8.

Dancing with Ira Weisburd, 7-9 p.m. Mondays learn Israeli dancing; or practice line dancing 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Balkin and international dancing, 1-3 p.m., Saturdays. Dance workshops online through 2021. Join at youtube.com/user/iraweisburd, from Kings Point in Delray Beach. 561-901-1200. Free for everyone over 18.

Enriched Life peer support group, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through December. Weekly Zoom meeting to get your dose of ideas, conversations and lessons for living a more fulfilled and enriched life. Virtual, from Miami. 305-968-1257. Register at myenrichedlife.com/workshops. Free.

Iké Udé: Select Portraits, noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; exhibition runs now through January. Color-saturated conceptual photography by Nigerian-born artist brings a new vitality to contemporary portraiture as it addresses notions of identity. NSU Art Museum, One E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. nsuartmuseum.org. $5-$12.

Young At Art has relocated and is open mall hours 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays; and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Westfield Broward, 8000 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation. Features one-of-a-kind interactive exhibits and programming by South Florida based artists. $8. See youngatartmuseum.org for online activities.

At Home with Gumbo Limbo. Ongoing. The Nature Center offers many virtual adventures and activities for kids and the whole family. Includes self-guided beachcombing, nature detectives and videos on Facebook and YouTube. Visit the Virtual Program page. Boca residents can register for programs via Webtrac. Visit gumbolimbo.org or call 561-544-8605.

Belly Dance Online Class, Beginners, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Thursdays through December. Movements take inspiration from the folklore of Turkey and Arabic countries. Virtual from Coral Springs Gymnasium. 954-773-1012. coralsprings.org/recreation. $12-$15 a class.

Virtual exhibitions feature Space Shuttle Challenger. Ongoing. John Chakeres’s photos of the early years of the Space Shuttle program have been acclaimed worldwide. View “Into Orbit” and “First Fleet” sneak peeks on the Pompano Beach Arts YouTube channel at bit.ly/36ALU2c or visit pompanobeacharts.org/virtual-events. Free.

FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Ongoing. Offers tours, videos and educational activities. Lectures and presentations are open to the public for free. Must register. See bit.ly/2H0OBPU.

Museum Tours. Ongoing, 1-3:30 p.m. daily. Spend a couple of hours exploring Fort Lauderdale’s rich history and finding out about the pioneer families. History Fort Lauderdale, 231 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-4431. historyfortlauderdale.org/museum. $15. Free for military and children under 6.

Engage at GableStage with online theater series. Ongoing. World premiere short-form works by the finest local artists. Recordings online. 305-445-1119 or visit bit.ly/39UsNiV or gablestage.org/engagegablestage-sun. Free.

‘Ask Hanna’ anonymous health chat. Ongoing. Submit queries anytime; answers provided 9-a.m.-5 p.m. South Florida PBS stations’ (WPBT & WXEL) Health Channel launched a free health counseling service. Live chat with health advisers who provide immediate responses. Ask Hanna is available online at askhanna.tv.

Ashanti Cultural Arts virtual classes & events. Ongoing. Features beginner hip-hop Saturdays 11-11:50 a.m.; advanced hip-hop Thursdays 6-7 p.m.; African dance Saturdays noon-1 p.m. and much more. Sponsored by the City of Pompano Beach and the Rotary Club. See ashanticulturalarts.org.

Kravis @ Home The Curtain’s Up! Ongoing. Digital stage features a lineup of curated concerts, talks, performances and arts education events. Virtual from West Palm Beach. kravis.org/athome. Free.

Broward Center online classes for all ages. Ongoing. Free classes include singing, acting, dancing and improv. Stay connected with this online series available anytime. You can also follow the Facebook page to access previous videos and content. For details, see browardcenter.org and click on Education@Home or visit bit.ly/2EhNvxA.

Lifelong Learning Institute. Ongoing. Times and dates vary at Nova Southeastern University’s LLI. Features classes, presentations and programs for seniors via Zoom. Register for link at bit.ly/2Chw0wK. Call 954-262-8471 or email LLI@nova.edu. $30 a month or $15 each.

From The Frank to you: Virtual workshops & lectures. Ongoing. In this virtual classroom, guests of all ages can watch video art-making workshops, step-by-step craft tutorials, video lectures and storybook readings. New content added regularly. The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery in Pembroke Pines. 954-392-2120. Visit thefrankgallery.org or bit.ly/2FtWCfE. Free.

Peter London hosts PLGDC@HOME virtual series. Ongoing. Miami’s global dance company features artist talks, interviews with choreographers and experts, plus specialized education courses. PLGDC@HOME is streaming on PATREON. Subscriptions start at $10 a month. PLGDC.org or bit.ly/3m6GZLz.

Broward County Library. Ongoing. See what’s new and stay connected. Find upcoming events and classes. Read newspapers, magazines, listen to music and watch movies with a free eCard that can be used to access a wide variety of eContent from a computer or mobile device. Visit broward.org/library. Free.

Palm Beach County Library digital events. Ongoing. Many classes and programs are held on Zoom. Participants must preregister. Download a PDF with instructions and then sign up for things. Whatever piques your interest, from engineering a paper airplane to a Latin-flavor cooking demo. Register for digital activities online at bit.ly/2C62OZE or pbclibrary.org.

Frost Science features live-cam & webinars. Ongoing. Visit the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science virtually from your living room at frostscience.org/at-home. Open for in-person visits daily until 7 p.m. Frost Museum, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 305-434-9600. Admission $21.95-$29.95.

Pompano Beach Arts. Ongoing. Entertaining and educational videos for all ages, including, creative writing classes, visual and therapeutic arts, music, lectures, interviews, workshops, theater basics, storytelling and more. Some events have fees and specific times; others are ongoing and free. Visit pompanobeacharts.org.

See Art, Be Happy, Ongoing. Immersive installations, contemporary art, interactive art pieces, and expanded museum store. 561-243-7922 or cornellartmuseum.org. In-person visits noon-5 p.m., Thursday-Sunday. Cornell Art Museum, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. $8-$15.

Malayan Tigers & Queensland Koalas. Ongoing. Watch videos, Zoo talks and do at-home activities. Presented by the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. Visit palmbeachzoo.org and click on Activities. 561-547-9453 or visit the Zoo’s page on Facebook. Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. In-person visits open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $18.95.

Brain Bites, games & puzzles. Ongoing. Florida Atlantic University offers Virtual Resources for educators, students, and curious explorers of all ages. Features bite-sized neuroscience podcasts and videos to inform you about the neuroscience world in short, digestible episodes. FAU has campuses in Boca Raton, Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Harbor Branch and Jupiter. Visit bit.ly/31aWfxj.

Museum of Science & Discovery. Ongoing. Offers onsite educational activities for all age groups, plus resources, and high-quality programs ranging from story time to science demonstrations, as well as virtual learning. MODS, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-467-6637 Visit Mods.org or on Facebook, and YouTube. Prices vary; some activities are free.

Whitehall, Flagler Museum. Ongoing. Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum Offers self-guided tours, changing exhibitions, and special programs. Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. 561-655-2833. See the virtual tour at flaglermuseum.us. Admission $3 for children, $10 teens, $18 adults.

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