July Weekdays – Fun in the Summertime

July 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
2 large inflatable water slides
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – $14.99 admission includes all regular attractions
Perfect for families, day cares, summer camps, church VBS groups

For more information, go to https://therockranch.com/

Play: The Art of Toys

Sparking the imagination of the young and young of heart, toys are the gateway to endless possibilities for play, learning and creativity. Join us as we discover the artistry behind the toys we love. Including Lego Sculpture, automated K’nex constructions, toy themed paintings & photography, hand-made dolls and so much more. Warning, this is an exhibition for the young at heart!

“Play: The Art of Toys,” runs from June 21 through August 7.

You are invited the grand opening of PLAY: The Art of Toys on Friday, June 21st from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Join us for an evening of music, complimentary refreshments, prizes and fun.

Studio 18 in the Pines is located at 1101 Poinciana Drive in Pembroke Pines. Free admission & parking. For more information, call 954-961-6067, or visit www.facebook.com/events/2337496313011731/

Gumbo Limbo July Hammock Happenings

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, July 24, 9:00-10:30 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, July 20, 1:00-2:30 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, July 21, 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.
Saturday, July 13, 9:00-11:00 am Reservations required
Sunday, July 14, 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, July 6, 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, July 6, 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, July 28, 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, June 27, 10:00-11:30 am 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

beautifully broken

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach is proud to present “beautifully broken,” an exhibition curated by Katya Nepture of ArtHeart, which explores the impact mental health is having on our society.

Eight artists who have been touched by mental health issues, either directly or indirectly, will present their thought-provoking works in the East Gallery from July 5, 2019 through August 30, 2019. There is an opening reception, free to the public, on Friday, July 5 from 6pm to 10pm during Old Town Untapped. For more information www.baileyarts.org.

Curated by Katya Nepture, beautifully broken features the artwork of Kim Noble, Mariangela Abeo, Gregory Dirr, Daniel Garcia, Katya Neptune, Keith Welsh, Tim Bliss, Adam Dolle.

cirque du soleil Corteo

Corteo, which means “cortege” in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music, by turns lyrical and playful, carries Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.

For more information, go to cirquedusoleil.com

Mango Festival Returns, celebrating the mangos of the Dominican Republic

Join us on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, 2019 for Miami’s most celebrated summertime event. This year celebrates the mangos of the Dominican Republic. The weekend is packed with tropical gardening fun, including mango and fruit trees for sale; classes and advice on how to grow them; cooking demonstrations on how to use fresh Florida fruit in your own dishes (especially the MANGO); our ever-popular mango tasting; sellers of all kinds of garden-related goodies, jewelry, candles, soaps, crafts, and more; vendors with food of all kinds; beer tasting; live music; activities for kids and so much more! Use the code: NTMango2019 and enjoy $5 off adult admission! www.fairchildgarden.org

South Florida Book Festival | Author Spotlight

Wallets & Waistlines: Fiscal & Physical Fitness
ERIN LOWRY is the author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together and Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner’s Guide to Leveling Up Your Money. Her first book was named by MarketWatch as one of the best finance books of 2017. She’s appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, CNBC and Fox & Friends.

DR. A.J. NURIDDIN is a health columnist for international newspaper Muslim Journal for over 30 years and the author of three books on health and nutrition. Dr. Nuriddin is a sought-after speaker throughout the US and Caribbean, the executive producer and host of a live, weekly TV program and the founder of Success by Health.
EVENT DETAILS: Friday and Saturday, July 19th & 20th, at African-American Research Library & Cultural Center • The two-day event includes the ticketed Friday night “Eat, Drink, Read: A Literary Culinary Experience” reception and the free, all-day festival on Saturday.

sfbf logoThis year’s featured guests includes renowned chefs and cookbook authors, poets, professors, motivational speakers and experts in the fields of personal finance, wellness and nutrition. Visit SoFloBookFest.Broward.org for more information on Festival authors, tickets and more.

Experiencing Nirvana

Pompano Beach Cultural Center is thrilled to present Experiencing Nirvana, a photo exhibition that presents a glimpse into grunge rock micro-history, with an inside look at a crucial eight-day period in the touring life of Nirvana by the co-founder of Sub Pop Records, Bruce Pavitt.

Many of these photos have never been exhibited before, making this a world premiere event. The photos will be on exhibit from July 12 to September 21, 2019. There is a free opening reception on July 12 from 6pm-8pm, and a special event multi-media presentation and meet and greet with Bruce Pavitt on Saturday, September 21 from 8pm to 10pm.

Tickets are $20 to $30 for the special event. For more information visit www.ccpompano.org or call 954-545-7800.

Super Natural Humanoids

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is proud to present Super Natural Humanoids, an interactive installation of larger-than-life marionettes, which resemble older adults.

Using levers and pulleys, guests will ‘activate’ these handcrafted works of art, encouraging a dialogue about how society can create better connections with our aging population. Created by artists Aurora Molina and Julian Pardo, this exhibition will be on view in the Pompano Beach Cultural Center Art Gallery from July 12 through October 4, 2019, with an opening reception July 12 from 7-9pm.

For more information, www.ccpompano.org

The Upside Down: Tribute to the 80’s

Saturday, July 20
7-10 p.m.
Level Three
19565 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami FL. 33180

Celebrate all things 80’s:
•Music
•Arcade Games
•Giveaways
•Prizes
•Raffles
•FREE Admission & Food

Dress up as your favorite character, take a picture in the iconic living room, enjoy our delicious sweets station and enter to win a Stranger Things Schwinn special edition bike.*

This is a family friendly event you don’t want to miss!

*Winner will be announced at 9:30pm. Must be present to receive prize.

Additional information – https://aventuramall.com/the-upside-down-tribute-to-the-80s/

Nashville in The Round

SONGWRITER SESSIONS features the best of South Florida and national songwriters in a “Nashville in the Round” format. In this intimate listening room, the area’s top ranked indie recording artists share the inspirations and stories behind their songs.

Each Songwriter Session will feature an opening act followed by three songwriters who take turns performing their original songs for you.

Join us monthly for an evening of unplugged all original music when we present SONGWRITER SESSIONS — NASHVILLE IN THE ROUND!

The Rock Ranch – Summer Fun

June 1 – Flower and Butterfly Festival – 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Butterfly House and hand-feeding butterflies
4:30 p.m. release of hundreds of butterflies – great photo op
Cut your own flowers from fields of flowers – bring your own vase
Free strawberry ice cream for all moms
$14.99 admission includes all regular attractions – locomotive train, carousel, pedal carts, petting zoo, Tiny Town, The Rock Museum, jumping pillow, pony rides, paddle boats, cane pole fishing, sports zone
Zip lines, rock climbing tower and gemstone mining are the only additional cost activities – concessions sold at multiple locations
This event was rescheduled from May 11 to June 1 due to predicted thunderstorms

June 29 – Celebrate America at The Rock Ranch
FIREWORKS at dark
20th anniversary of this annual event
2 p.m. to dark – come play all day for $14.99 per person, after 6 p.m. admission is $25 per car load
Good food, family fun attractions

For more information, go to therockranch.com

North Texas Comic Book Show

We want to make sure we keep you in the loop with our latest guest additions.

We look forward to seeing you in June and think we’ve put together a pretty good guest list for this event. Visit our website for complete details.

Mark your calendar for June 29th & 30th at the Irving Convention Center. Doors open to early birds at 9:15 am on Saturday June 29th. General admission opens at 10 am. Saturday runs until 6 pm and Sunday hours are 10-5. Just a reminder that we are probably the only show in Dallas that lets kids 12 and under in for FREE! For more information, go to comicbooksdallas.com

Into Africa

Developed in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund and the Smithsonian Institution, and organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society, Into Africa is an exhibition that features the work of one of National Geographic’s most prolific and visionary nature photographers, Frans Lanting. “Into Africa” takes visitors on a grand tour through the wonders of African landscapes as seen through Lanting’s lens. His images and stories create an enduring vision of the continent and demonstrate what is at stake for its wildlife and wild places.

Opening reception Friday, May 24th at 6-9 pm.

Into Africa exhibition:
On Going

For more information, go to thefrankgallery.org/p/getconnected/coming-soon-to-the-frank

Best of Miami Party!

Celebrate the issue that celebrates all things Miami, including you! New Times’ Best of Miami Party is preparing to launch the winners of the best this city has to offer in the 32nd Best of Issue. Be a part of the action by nominating your favorite South Florida spots for Best of Miami 2019, and then join us as we celebrate all the winners on Thursday, June 20 2019 from 8PM – 11PM at Jungle Plaza, Miami Design District! Guests will enjoy unlimited food samplings, sip on specialty cocktails from Miami’s best, and so much more! 21+ For more information, go to browardpalmbeach.com/event/get-your-tickets-to-the-best-of-miami-party-10248295