Upcoming May Concerts at Broward Center

Sing along with multi-platinum-selling & Grammy Award-winning artist Macy Gray – May 5

From your TV to our stage, The Voice contestant – Nicholas David – May 18

And many more at BrowardCenter.org

Tash Sultana at The Pompano Beach Ampitheater

Tash Sultana is an explosive live artist who has commanded world attention since homemade videos went viral. Tash was soon selling out major theatres & arenas globally and playing at the world’s biggest festivals – no mean feat for an artist who just a year before was recording songs on a go pro in a bedroom.

Recent accolades include winning an ARIA award for Blues and Roots Album of The Year with ‘Flow State’, over 500M streams, topping the iTunes chart in multiple countries, and critically acclaimed sets at Coachella and Lollapalooza.

See her live at the Pompano Beach Amp, May 8, 2019. For more info www.pbamp.com

Monster Jam® World Finals XX

Great seats still available for Monster Jam® World Finals XX!
The Ultimate Championship Event – Get tickets today!

Camping World Stadium – Orlando, FL
May 10-11, 2019

NASCAR May Hall of Fame Happenings

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING 50: ONLY IN AMERICA EXHIBIT

Rolling into the NASCAR Hall of Fame next month is a special exhibit celebrating Richard Childress Racing’s 50th anniversary. The limited-time exhibit, “RCR 50: Only in America,” will honor the NASCAR legend and his impact on the world of racing, chronicling the story of Richard Childress, his family and his team members using rare artifacts, notable cars from the team’s history and audio/video displays. Don’t miss this monumental exhibit coming only to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Judy Gold Live

The wickedly funny, two-time Emmy Award winning comedian, Judy Gold, returns to Boca Raton on the heels of her new album release of KILL ME NOW!

Judy Gold has starred in stand-up specials on HBO, Comedy Central and LOGO. She’s won Emmy Awards and shined in two acclaimed, Off-Broadway hits. Recently, Gold performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Broad City, and Inside Amy Schumer. Recently, she was featured on the CBS Murphy Brown reboot.

Don’t miss your chance to see her LIVE! For more information, go to miznerparkculturalcenter.com

Gumbo Limbo May Hammock Happenings

Hatchling Release Reservations on Sale Soon
Members-Only: Monday, May 13, 9:00 AM

General Public: Monday, May 20, 9:00 AM

Visit our website to learn all of the details about our most popular programs. Become a Member today and qualify for advanced (and discounted) reservations! Turtle Walk reservations are currently available.

Wanted: Summer Counselors in Training (CIT) Volunteers
Do you want to develop your leadership skills? Do you love working with children? Are you passionate about nature and marine conservation? Become a Gumbo Limbo CIT! Summer camp runs weekly from June 10 to July 26. CITs will be responsible for helping staff lead camp programs. Camp activities include seining, kayaking, crafts, games, snorkeling, science projects, and more!

Requirements
Be at least 16 years old (at least 18 to work teen camp weeks)
Commit to working at least 2 full weeks of summer camp
Interview with the volunteer coordinator and summer camp coordinator
If selected, attend Mandatory Orientation sessions from June 4-6
Apply
Email Rebecca Mannen to request a volunteer application.
Complete Gumbo Limbo CIT application
Submit both applications to Gumbo Limbo BEFORE May 10
After we receive your application, we will be in contact to set up an interview. Thank you for applying!

Summer Camp at Gumbo Limbo
Environmental Camp 2019
At Environmental Camp, children and teens will be immersed in the native world around them through outdoor fun and hands-on activities! Games at the beach, dip netting in the lagoon, and water sports are just a few of the outdoor adventures that bring our campers back year after year. Older campers learn to canoe and kayak and teens take a snorkeling field trip to Peanut Island. Don’t let your child or teen miss out on an amazing and educational summer camp experience they’ll never forget! Sign up early to save your space for a session of fun and learning with Gumbo Limbo! Environmental Camp is a half-day, week-long camp during the summer. Extended care is available until 6:00 pm. Learn more.
Sea Turtle Camp
Through games, crafts, and educational activities, our instructors will teach the young conservationist about the importance of caring for and protecting sea turtles and other marine life. Campers will experience close encounters with our resident sea turtles and visit a local nesting beach.

Dates: August 5-8 (For children entering Grades 3-5). Register.
Time: 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Cost per child: Member $125 (Minimum Family Membership). Non-Member $175 (includes 1-year Family Membership to Friends of Gumbo Limbo)
Questions about Sea Turtle Camp? Call 561-544-8611.

We are sorry, Sea Turtle Camp is full for 1st and 2nd graders.

May Programs
View our online Program Listings.

Beach Treasures
Sand dollars? Sponges? Oh, what treasures you may find… sea beans, coral, shells and more; see what the sea has left behind! Meet at the Center to learn about shells and sea life; caravan to Red Reef Beach Park, for beachcombing with the experts!

All ages; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
Wednesday, May 15, 3:00-4:30 pm (Reservations recommended)
Intracoastal Adventures – Canoeing
Nature-lovers, discover the magic of the mangroves with a Gumbo Limbo guide on a canoe paddle along the Intracoastal Waterway. Must be experienced at canoeing and be able to get into and out of a canoe without assistance. 2-3 people per canoe.

Ages 6-adult; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
Saturday, May 18, 10:00-11:30 pm (Reservations required)
Cost per person: Member $15, Non-member $22
Intracoastal Adventures – Kayaking
Beautiful scenery, fresh air, and exercise! Join us for a kayak tour as we learn about the fascinating wildlife that calls the Intracoastal home. Must have kayaking experience and be able to get in and out of a kayak without assistance. 1-2 people per double kayak.

Ages 6-adult; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
Sunday, May 19, 9:00-11:00 am (Reservations required)
Cost per person: Member $20, Non-member $30
Intracoastal Adventures – Stand Up Paddle Boarding
A whole new way to see the Intracoastal! Stand up paddling makes it easier to see into the water below. Join us for a fun paddle along the mangroves as we look for fish, turtles, and manatees!

Ages 12-adult; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
Sunday, May 12, 9:00-11:00 am (Reservations required)
Saturday, May 25, 9:00-11:00 am (Reservations required)
Cost per person: Member $20, Non-member $30
Little Wonders
Join us for stories, laughter, and fun, as we learn about everything under the sun! Gumbo Limbo, a great place to explore; aquariums, trails, gardens, and more! Make a craft, meet an animal, take in the scene; come back every month for a brand-new theme!

Ages 3-4 with an adult.
Saturday, May 4, 10:00-11:00 am (Reservations recommended)
Cost per child: Member $5, Non-member $8
Nature Detectives
“Why’s the sky blue? Why are plants green? What’s inside an egg? What does it all mean?” There is no end to a child’s questions! Become a Nature Detective with your novice naturalist as we investigate the mysteries of the world around us.

Ages 5-7 with an adult.
Saturday, May 4, 11:30 am-12:30 pm (Reservations recommended)
Cost per child: Member $5, Non-member $8
S’more Science
Join us for this fun campfire program in our garden amphitheater with a yummy treat. Each month will host a different topic.

All ages; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
Sunday, May 26, 5:00-6:00 pm (Reservations required)
Cost per person: Member $3, Non-member $5
Seining the Lagoon
Wading in the Intracoastal Waterway just behind Gumbo Limbo, we catch (and release) fish, shrimp, crabs, and more! With hand-held dip nets and large seine nets, get up close and personal with our local marine life.

Ages 10-adult; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.
Saturday, May 11, 1:30-3:00 pm (Reservations required)
Cost per person: Member $7, Non-member $10
Recurring Programs
Guided Nature Walk
Join us for a FREE guided walk along the Ashley Trail, a quarter-mile natural trail that winds through the Butterfly Garden, Coastal Hammock, and Mangroves, to a sandy beach by the Intracoastal. Observe local flora and fauna as your naturalist guides you on this island exploration.

All ages; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00-12:00 pm
Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feedings
What is the connection between mangrove and coral reef communities? How do fish use these habitats? Learn about the fascinating behaviors of native fish, stingrays, and other marine life during these daily feeding presentations.

All ages. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Daily at 12:30 pm
Sea Turtle Talk
Get the inside scoop on our Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility. Last year, over 100 sea turtle patients were treated at Gumbo Limbo. Meet some of our current patients and hear their stories. Why are they here? What can you do to help?

All ages; children under 18 must participate with an adult.
Daily at 2:00 pm

For more information, go to gumbolimbo.org

May the Fourth Be With You

Come and meet some intergalactic super stars including the ones pictured, see space themed drones in flight, participate in cool contests like “Talking Wookie” and a costume contest with prizes. Spend the day with us then spend the evening in nearby Thomaston (7 miles). They have a concert on the square featuring 3 different tribute bands playing the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company and Foreigner.

For more information, go to therockranch.com

Arboreal

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach is proud to present Arboreal, an exhibition inspired by the lives of trees and human interaction within a natural environment. The exhibit will be on view in the Central and East Galleries from May 3, 2019 through June 28, 2019.

While grandiose trees easily catch our eye, this exhibition highlights the exquisite character of their unexpected and humble comrades. From preserved, pristine cherry blossoms encased in ice to A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima, trees and their parts continually school us on the process of growth, decay, and resurrection.

This collection, curated by Sharon Lee Hart, features paintings, sculptures, installation, mixed-media, and photo-based works and offers a glimpse into how 12 divergent artists interpret and respond to trees, real and imagined.

For more information, baileyarts.org

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

Presented by Next Stop Broadway’s Teen Theatre Project, The Drowsy Chaperone is a hilarious spoof on old musicals with a loving send-up to the Jazz Music Age, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another!

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

MAY 3, 2019 / 7pm
MAY 4, 2019 / 2pm & 7pm
ALL TICKETS $15 & UNDER!

More information, go to www.thecentercs.com

THESE SAVAGE SHORES #4

The hit series is back with Issue #4. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all again for choosing to write about and review this book. This book has seen a lot of love and success and that is in no small measure thanks to reviewers and press who have been vocal about it. Much love.

“The shadow of war is cast over the land, where people and promises are broken alike. The smell of blood calls to beasts. Now is the time of monsters. Along these savage shores, where hope is folly, and fortune is the lie of a cruel whim.”

Florida Fiction Writers: Enter Your Original Work in the Indie Author Contest

The 2019 Indie Author Project Contest, a competition from BiblioBoard and Library Journal that recognizes Adult and Young Adult indie-published fiction books, is now open! Submissions will be accepted through May 31, 2019. Please visit the Indie Author Project website for details on entering and submitting your work.

Hollywood ArtsPark Experience

Hollywood ArtsPark Experience is a free concert series celebrating the vibrant cultures of South Florida, held in the ArtsPark at Young Circle.

Dubbed ‘LA’s house band,’ Chicano Batman, performing live on Sunday, May 5th at 7PM, is an atypical alt-rock quartet, blending Brazilian Tropicalía with early ’70s psychedelic soul and the romantic pop of old school Latin bands. The legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band, performing live on Saturday, May 11th at 8PM, is a revered New Orleans tradition, who have been a major influence on New Orleans music since 1977.

www.RhythmFoundation.com

Miami Attraction & Museum Month

Come on, everybody. Get out there. MIAMI ATTRACTION & MUSEUM MONTH are upon us; 31 days and nights in MAY are yours to overload with laughter, to stuff with learning, to devote to absorbing the best of Miami’s destinations, exotic wildlife outings, multicultural explorations, family-friendly expeditions, and more. For discounted admissions and memberships, plus valuable guidance, visit MiamiTemptations.com.

AARLCC-CON: Sci-Fi and Comic Convention

t’s a comic con like no other! The upcoming AARLCC-CON Sci-Fi and Comic Convention is a free day of authors, speakers, illustrators, presenters and artists who will share ideas and present their latest work. Featured guests include Rodney Barnes, award-winning writer/producer of American Gods, The Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris, Marvel’s Runaways; “Hip Hop Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy” pioneer, writer/producer Jeff Carroll; and Keith C. Wade, writer/actor/director, Jedi Master and the host of Sci-Fi Saturday’s with Keith C. Wade podcast, among others. Meet your favorites, dress in cosplay, the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga and anime. Enjoy discussions, autograph signings, workshops, free food, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) demos and vendors. For more information, go to http://www.broward.org/Library/Events/Pages/AARLCC-CON.aspx

Deerfield Beach 3rd Annual Ocean Brews & Blues

The Deerfield Beach 3rd Annual Ocean Brews & Blues festival takes place Saturday, May 18th from 3 PM – 8 PM at the Main Beach Parking Lot (149 SE 21st Ave). Come spend a day at the beach for an exciting craft brew festival and a variety of blues music entertainers. To purchase tickets, click here . Should you have any questions regarding the event please visit www.dfb.city/oceanbrew or call the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-480-4429.