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Tuesday, July 5,2011

Calendar of Events in Broward

By Lorraine Williams
SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch

Fort Lauderdale
Relax and enjoy the scenic Riverwalk and listen to the soulful sounds of the outstanding local jazz artists on three stages. Enjoy the sounds of Big Brass Machine, Jason Beach and Billy Bones. Picnic by the river or purchase fabulous food and beverages from area restaurants and vendors. Free Admission. 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Las Olas Riverfront, (954)828-5363

4TH of July Fireworks Extravaganza

Pompano Beach
Fireworks begin promptly at 9:00 p.m. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. NO personal fireworks, glass containers, alcohol or pets. Rain date July 5. City’s Main Public Beach, North & South of the Pier. Atlantic Ave., at the beach. (954)786-4111

Old Fashioned Fourth

Celebrate Independence Day with a bit of Old Florida food and fun! Vintage and collectible cars will be on display in the front courtyard, plus music, BBQ and games for the kids in the gardens. Admission is half-price so bring the whole family to enjoy the Botanical Gardens and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary. Half-price tickets: $9 for ages 12 ; $5 for ages 4-11; and free for ages 3 and under. Members free. BBQ lunch is additional. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, (954)473-2955 x125

JULY 5 thru 28
Moonlight, Sea Turtles and You!

Fort Lauderdale
Bring the whole family for this adventure that begins in the Museum with an informative hands-on session about turtles and continues on the beach where your expert guides will lead you to the nesting grounds. Watching a 400-pound Loggerhead sea turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs is a natural wonder that your family will never forget. Be prepared to walk one or two miles. Provide your own transportation and snacks. Every Tuesday and Wednesday and two Thursdays July 13th and 28th. 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.(approx.) Cost: Members $16; Non-members $19. Advance reservations are required. Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 S.W. Second St., (954)713-0930

#1 – Ella! First Lady of Song!

Love scat singing? At this show, you and your children will learn how. The wonderful world of jazz comes alive with this interactive musical program featuring Nicole Yarling. Her live quartet will get your kids movin’ and groovin’ through the story of songbird, Ella Fitzgerald. Geared to ages 10-14. 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Tickets: $6 per person. Sunrise
Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd., (954)747-4646

Antique and Flea Market

Find a variety of unique collectibles and antiques, jewelry, coins, dinnerware, plants, books, clothing, silverware and much more. Refreshments are available for purchase. 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Free admission.The First United Church of Christ, 200 N. 46 Ave., (305)951-7349

JULY 9, 16, 23, 30
Music Under the Stars

Pompano Beach
This free summer concert series features the world famous Low Tides – a five piece band known for being the beach party band playing music from the 60’s & 70’s on July 9. Orange Sunshine tributes music from 1965 & 1967 with three-part vocal harmonies on July 16. Then on July 23 listen to The Smugglin’ Yo Yo’s play songs spanning the 70s, 80s and today to include Reggae, Pop and Rock ‘n Roll. On July 30 – not yet determined; call for info. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Due to construction on Pompano Beach Blvd., the location is to be determined. Call (954)786-4111.

Full Moon Hike

For all ages. Join a naturalist to explore the nature trails of Long Key by the light of the full moon. Watch the moon rise through the oaks while you listen to stories, myths and legends about it from around the world. $3 per person. 8:00-9:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center, 3501 S.W. 130th Ave., (954)357-8797

Cirque_du_Soleil.jpg From JULY 20 - 31
Cirque Du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that the critically-acclaimed touring production Alegría will perform in Sunrise at the BankAtlantic Center for a limited engagement. Alegría is a Cirque du Soleil classic & an internationally acclaimed production that has entertained more than 10 million people worldwide. Alegría is a Spanish word that means joy and features an international cast of 55 performers & musicians from 17 countries & showcases breathtaking acrobatics. One Panther Parkway,Sunrise, Florida 33323. Please call 1-800-745-3000 for more information.

The Fab Faux Tribute to The Beatles

Fort Lauderdale
Far beyond a cover band, the Fab Faux brings you the music of The Beatles so impeccably - five strong lead voices, soaring harmonies, exceptional talents, coming together in a way that you have to experience to believe. Tickets: $39 - $89. 8:00 p.m. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8 St., (954)462-0222

JULY 23, 24
Buckler’s Craft Fair

Fort Lauderdale
This indoor craft fair features unique personalized items and gifts including sample fudge and gourmet delights. Also find jewelry, custom home décor, pet items, wearable art, baby items, handcrafted furniture, candles and soaps, artwork, scrapbooking and dolls. Admission: Adults $6; Kids age 4-12 $1; good both days with hand stamp. Bring a canned food to donate and receive discount. Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The War Memorial Auditorium, 800 N.E. 8th St., (386)860-0092

4 Hour Indoor Flea Market

The Hollywood Antiques and Collectibles Club is sponsoring this flea market as a food drive for the Salvation Army Food Pantry. You will find a wide variety of items including antiques, jewelry, collectibles of all sorts, clothing, coins, silver, art and more. Free admission. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Please help by bringing non-perishable food items. Fred Lippman Multi-purpose Center, 2030 Polk St., (305)951-7349

Delightful Flight

Dania Beach
For all ages. Get an up-close look at some of Florida’s butterflies and learn about gardens that attract these delightful insects. Free. 10:00-10:30 a.m. Secret Woods Nature Center, 2701 W. State Rd. 84, (954)357-8884

Bargain Shoppers Event

If you’re looking for antiques and collectibles at bargain prices; this is where to come. There will be new and used items, glassware, plants, clothing, baked goods and much, much more. 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Free admission. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 8001 N.W. 5 St., (305)951-7349

JULY 30, 31
Fort Lauderdale Antique & Collector Faire

Fort Lauderdale
Over 75 dealers will offer quality antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, antique & estate jewelry, orchids and much more. Silver re-plating, doll restoration and crystal repair will be available on-site. Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Admission: $6, good both days. The War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8th St., (954)828-5380


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