Jan 172012

This weekend brings annual the Redland Heritage Festival to Fruit and Spice Park. On Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21 and 22, come out for arts and crafts, food, historical exhibits, tropical plants and more. Children’s activities include a petting zoo, pony rides and more. $8 for everybody older than 11. The park is at 24801 SW 187 Ave.

Dec 122011

The YMCA’s Homestead Family Center invites families for an evening of hot chocolate, cookie decorating, arts and crafts and caroling – as well as photos with Santa.

Meet the jolly fat man and his elves on Friday, Dec. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the center, 1034 NE Eighth St., Homestead.

Oct 262011

After months of renovation, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden celebrates A Boo-tiful Beginning on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The family-friendly Halloween event features Momentum Dance Company’s performance of Carnival of the Animals, face painting, arts and crafts, and more. There’s no charge for admission to the garden, which is at 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach.

Oct 112011

Miami International Mall invites children to the Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be giveaways, arts and crafts, music and dancing. It’s free for Kidgits club members, $5 for everyone else. Kidgits membership costs $5; learn about that here.

On Monday, Oct. 31, there will be trick-or-treating all around the mall. That is free for everyone. The mall asks that toy weapons be left at home. Miami International Mall is at 1455 NW 107 Ave.

Dec 032010

Make a reindeer ornament on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to noon at Michael’s.
The free workshop is open to children 3 and older while supplies last. Michael’s is at 20609 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura.

Nov 192010

Four- to 8-year-olds are invited to the Doral Branch Library on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 2 to 3 p.m.

In addition to a story, there will be a lesson on bookmaking, time for children to create their own illustrations and more.

The Doral Branch is at 10785 NW 58 St. Call 305 716 9598.

May 192010

mbgarden The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is hosting a free Spring Family Day 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 23.

Activities will include arts and crafts, entertainment by the Frozen Music ensemble and the artist collective Talking Heads Transmitted.

You can also bring your transistor radios for battery checks. Plus, the event will include special radio transmissions as you walk around the garden.

Feb 272009
John Anderson gives a free concert in Davie at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, March 1.

John Anderson gives a free concert in Davie at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, March 1.

Country singer John Anderson will give a free concert at 3:45 p.m. Sunday at the Davie fairgrounds, at Rodeo Drive and Orange Avenue.

The performance is part of the Orange Blossom Festival, Parade and Rodeo in Davie, a 72-year-old tradition, which makes it one of the oldest traditions in South Florida.

Festivities start at 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, with a $4 Kiwanis pancake breakfast at the Moose Lodge. The Strawberry Festival begins at 8 a.m., and the parade starts at 10. Music, pioneer re-enactments, arts and crafts, Old West shoot-outs, kids’ play area and other activities are free all day Saturday and Sunday outside the Davie Town Hall, 6591 Orange Drive.

The rodeo itself, which has an admission charge, is at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.