This is a list of reader-submitted public 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 without notice.
Sam Perry Retrospective, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20-Nov. 19. Exhibition is in honor of the late Sam Perry, local artist and Armory instructor. Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach. 561-832-1776. armoryart.org. Free.
COVID Memorial Quilt exhibition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20-Dec. 6. This emotional work created by rising ninth-grader Madeleine Fugate memorializes those lost to COVID-19; sponsored by Jupiter Medical Center. Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach. 561-832-1776. armoryart.org/event/covid-memorial-quilt. Free.
Rhythm & Hues music class (virtual), 10:30-11 a.m. Oct. 21 and 28. Live on Zoom. For families with babies and children up to 5 years old. Presented by Youth Services at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. Register via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-868-7703. wpbcitylibrary.libcal.com/calendar. Free.
Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru features artifacts & virtual reality, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Exhibit open October through March 6. Get tickets online at BocaMuseum.org/Golden. Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. 561-392-2500. Tickets $19.95-$29.95 admission, plus $18 for VR experience.
Learn to Drive in the Driving Simulator, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays in October. Must be 15 years of age. Register for a one-hour session, manual or automatic, at wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760. Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis St, West Palm Beach. Free.
Ukulele Jamboree, 4-4:30 p.m. Oct. 21, for grades K-2; and 4:30-5 p.m. for grades 3-5. Learn chords on the ukulele and strum along to some favorite songs. Mandel Public Library, 411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-868-7703. See link for K-2; or link for 3-5. Register at wpbcitylibrary.libcal.com. Free.
Party in Pink, 5-6 p.m. Oct. 21. You are invited to the breast cancer awareness virtual celebration of life’s victories. Event features celebrity guest speaker Lori Allen and is hosted by the Sun Sentinel. 954-356-4012. bit.ly/3mbtMSC. Free.
Big Al & the Heavyweights, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 21. From Cajun to zydeco to blues, rock and everything in between makes for musical gumbo. Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-822-1515. wpb.org/events. Free.
Bingo Night at Temple Beth Orr, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and Thursdays through Dec. 30. Doors open at 5 p.m. Temple Beth Orr, 2151 Riverside Drive, Coral Springs. 954-461-3939. templebethorr.org. Free.
Tormented Trails, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 22-23 and 29-31. An LGBTQ night benefiting the Pride Center is set for Oct. 22; and a family-friendly, “Davie After Dark” exclusive, 5-7 p.m. Oct 30-31, benefiting the Museum of Discovery and Science. Tree Tops Park, 3900 SW 100th Ave., Davie. 954-800-0903. tormentedtrails.com.
True Mothers film, 7-9:20 p.m. Oct. 22. Story is about a young Japanese couple who struggle to get pregnant, then decide to adopt a child. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. 561-495-0233. morikami.org/event/true-mothers. $5-$7.
Trick or Trot 5-K, 7:30 a.m. Oct. 23. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome and costumes are encouraged. Race day begins at 5:45 a.m. Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise. Register in advance at sunrisefl.gov or 954-747-4600. $15-$30.
Walkathon & Covid-19 Vaccine Awareness, 8-10 a.m. Oct. 23. Join FIPOF (Female Indian Physicians of Florida) for a family friendly walkathon, plus an Indian or American breakfast. Patch Reef Park, 200 W. Yamato Road, Boca Raton. 321-754-6067. fipof.org. $30 for 10 years and up.
Paddle with a Purpose Waterways cleanup, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 23. Join the “Make a Difference Day” with residents across neighborhoods with waterfront, shorelines or parks 9-11 a.m., then join all groups at George English Park, 1101 Bayview Drive, Fort Lauderdale. 954-727-5295. eventbrite.com/o/paddle-with-a-purpose-27643891103. Free.
Orchids on the Square, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 23-24. Delray Beach Orchid Society presents its annual show and sale. Fieldhouse at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. 561-573-2360. delraybeachorchidsociety.org. $5 admission; get $1 discount coupon on the website.
Spooktacular Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 23. Receive a free trick-or-treat pumpkin pail (while supplies last) before visiting site throughout the center and stopping at the parking lot Total Wine for special activities. Legacy Place, 11290 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. 954-815-1186. shoplegacyplace.com. Free.
South Florida Depression Glass Club, 1:30-4 p.m. Oct. 23, Nov. 27, and Dec. 25. Learn more about vintage glass & pottery that is made in America. Wilton Woman’s Club, 600 NE 21st Court, Wilton Manors. 561-767-5233. sfdgc.com. Free.
Rumor Has It: (Mis) Information exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily except Sunday through Oct. 31. Display features work from Jazmine Almaguer, Andrew Blitman, Toby Gotesman Schneier, Yamel Molerio, and Susan Oakes. Northwest Regional Library, 3151 N. University Drive, Coral Springs. 954-357-8059. broward.libnet.info/events. Free.
Broward Quilt Expo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 23-24. join fellow quilters for two days of workshops, demos, raffles and quilt fun. All skill levels welcome. Charles F Dodge City Center Pembroke Pines, 602 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines. 561-385-7777. browardquiltexpo.com. $10 at the door.
Oktoberfest, with Bavarian folk dancers, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Features a special clogging performance. And, of course, lots of food and beer. German American Society of Hollywood, 6401 Washington St., Hollywood. 954-322-6227. germanamericanclubhollywood.org $12 over the age of 10.
Duo Beaux Art: Voyage to France, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 24. Husband and wife pianists Catherine Lan and Tao Lin perform four-handed piano versions of French orchestral favorites. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. 561-276-4541. musicstpauls.org/2021-2022-season. $20; guests 18 and under are free.
Sunday on The Waterfront, 4-7 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month. Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach at the waterfront. 561-822-1515. wpb.org/events. Free general seating.
Outdoor Book Fair, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28. Books from all genres are available, fiction and nonfiction, historical, cooking, travel and children’s selections. Stirling Road Branch Library, 3151 Stirling Road, Fort Lauderdale. 954-357-7550. stirlingfriends.org. Free admission.
Art Across Cultures, 5-7 p.m., exhibits run through Oct. 29. Concurrent exhibitions celebrate artists from near and far with, “Women in the Visual Arts” and “Art by Aboriginal People.” Lighthouse ArtCenter, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. 561-746-3101. lighthousearts.org. Pay $5 at door.
25th annual Members’ Show, weekdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibit runs through Oct. 30. See 99 stunning images from 38 members. Palm Beach Photographic Centre, 415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-253-2600. workshop.org. Free.
Making Waves: A Visual History of the Marine Industry in Fort Lauderdale, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. through Nov. 1. See the exhibit at The Galleria, 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-4431. historyfortlauderdale.org/museum/events. Free.
Club meeting, 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 4 and 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.
Rick Asper Memorial Golf Tournament, 11:45 a.m. Nov. 4. Proceeds help support Honor Flight South Florida, whose mission is to provide veterans with an opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. and Arlington National Cemetery at no cost. Register for the tournament at HonorFlightGolf.com. To learn about Honor Flights, visit HonorFlightSouthFlorida.org.
Fall Festival, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Nov. 7. Features hayrides, pumpkin painting and more. Flamingo Road Nursery, 1655 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. 631-352-6179. flamingoroadnursery.com. Free.
Screen on The Green, 7-10 p.m., Nov. 12 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.
Stranahan House guided tours, hourly at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. daily, through Nov. 13. Groups size is limited. Tickets first-come, first-served basis. The museum follows CDC guidelines. Stranahan House Historic Museum, 335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-524-4736. stranahanhouse.org/visit. $7-$12.
Historic instrument demonstrations, 3:30-4:30 p.m. through Nov. 21. Enjoy live organ and piano performances while taking a self-guided tour through Flagler’s Gilded Age-era mansion, Whitehall. Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. 561-655-2833. flaglermuseum.us. Included with paid admission of $3, $10, and $18.
Beach cleanup, 8-11 a.m. 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.
CROS Ministries Mobile Food Pantry, 4 p.m. through Dec. 9. Walk-up mobile food pantry on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Greenacres Community Center, 501 Swain Blvd., Greenacres City. 561-642-2015. crosministries.org/programs. Free.
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.
Dauer Museum of Classic Cars, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. open through Dec. 31. Dauer Classic Car Museum, 10801 NW 50th St., Sunrise. 954-748-6271. dauercars.com/about-dauer-car-museum. $20, children $10.
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.
Play Dates at YAA, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 31. Get creative with your little ones; read a story with Ms. Sue and get silly with puppets and get moving with dance. Young At Art Museum, 8000 W. Broward Blvd., suite 1208, Plantation. 954-424-0085. youngatartmuseum.org. $10.
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.
Painting Enlightenment: Experiencing Wisdom and Compassion through Art and Science, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through March. 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. $9-$15.
Nonperishable food donations. The Salvation Army of Broward is in need of food items to help replenish its Food Pantry for upcoming community distributions. Drop off weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 1445 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-712-2431. salvationarmyflorida.org/fortlauderdale.
Gumbo Limbo is open for visitors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; Mondays noon-4 p.m. See aquariums, the sea turtle rehabilitation facility, the Nature Center, gift shop, and all the nature trails. Explore the Intracoastal ecosystems by kayak with a naturalist. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Visit gumbolimbo.org or call 561-544-8605. Admission free; kayaking $25. Advanced reservations required for children’s programs through Webtrac.
Lion Country Safari, open daily 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Drive through the wild animal amusement park and take photos of lions, giraffe, elephants, rhinos, primates and more. Safari Falls Splash Park is open daily, weather permitting and is included in admission. Park is 20 miles west of West Palm Beach at 2003 Lion Country Safari Road, Loxahatchee. 561-793-1084. lioncountrysafari.com. $29-$35.
Yellow Green Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday every week. 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.
Bring Butterflies Back, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 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 plants, ladybugs or pupa. 954-977-4400. Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. $22.50-$32.50. butterflyworld.com.
Riverbend Park has something for all ages. Features morning nature walks, Loxahatchee Battlefield tours, archery, bike rides, fishing and birding. Location: 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter. 561-741-1359. Many activities are free, some $5-$10. Make online reservations at pbcnature.com.
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.
Sandoway Animal Encounters, 3 p.m. Fridays. Meet one of the resident animals and learn about their behavior and characteristics. Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. 561-274-7263. See other activities at sandoway.org. $6 admission, age 3-up. Masks required.
Young At Art 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.
Virtual exhibitions feature Space Shuttle Challenger. 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. Offers tours, videos and educational activities. Lectures and presentations are open to the public for free. Must register. See bit.ly/2H0OBPU.
Museum Tours. 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.
Ashanti Cultural Arts virtual classes & events. 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! Digital stage features a lineup of curated concerts, talks, performances and arts education events. Virtual from West Palm Beach. kravis.org/athome.
Broward Center online classes for all ages. 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. 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. 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.
Broward County Library. 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. 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.
Pompano Beach Arts. 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, features 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. 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. 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. Offers on-site 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.
McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary. Guided tours at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday by appointment only. Only a limited number of visitors in each group. Call 561-790-2116. No children under 5 permitted. Escorts provided. McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, 12943 61st St. North, West Palm Beach. $25-$35 a person. mccarthyswildlife.com or follow on Facebook.