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Patti Roth, the editor of Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap, scouts out state and national deals, discounts and coupons for our readers, finding the real deals and presenting them in an easy-to-read format. A veteran newspaper and magazine writer and a longtime South Florida resident, she has written for The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Travel and Life, E Environmental Magazine, Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, US Architecture and Earth911.com. Send your cheap tips to her at info@fortlauderdaleonthecheap.com.

Paintings. Pottery. Photography. Feast your eyes on the work of talented artists from South Florida and other regions of the United States at the Las Olas Art Fair. Las Olas Art Fair is a popular outdoor event that features about 200 artists with displays set up along Las Olas Boulevard. Las Olas Boulevard is a …

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Go outside for lunch and delight in the sounds of a live band.   Noon Tunes events in 2024 ares noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays in February and March featuring live music in a public park. The lunch break entertainment is at Stranahan Park, 10 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Bands include: February 7 Pitbull of …

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Performers from diverse backgrounds are featured at a free program focusing on Black string playing featuring vocalist and violinist Nicole Yarling at a library in Fort Lauderdale. A Matter of Black Lives in 2024 is 3 p.m. Saturday March 2, and entry requires online registration. The event is described as “Black string playing from a …

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For an easy nature excursion, Deerfield Arboretum features about 200 trees from different parts of the world. The nickname for the venue is “Tree Zoo.” Entry is free.   The arboretum is on about nine acres with a walking path.  The route includes flowering tropical fruit trees, exotics, palms, wetlands, bamboo, natives, butterfly garden, and …

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For a fun evening out that’s friendly for your wallet, direct yourself to downtown Pompano Beach, where you’ll delight in entertainment, food trucks, and art displays indoors and outdoors as part of Old Town Untapped events. The events are usually 6 to 10 p.m. the first Fridays of the month, with some exceptions Entry is …

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Organizations in South Florida offer free food distribution for families needing help. Some sites provide drive-through pickups, while others offer doorstep deliveries for eligible participants. Food distributions are in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach. Often the organizations accept volunteers and donations. This list is periodically revised to reflect new distribution sites. It’s wise to phone …

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Free trees and plants are distributed to eligible Broward residents at an outdoor event in Davie that includes educational exhibits, fun for youngsters and food vendors. Some exhibitors offer free items, while supplies last. Water Matters Day  in 2024 is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Tree Tops Park in Davie. The …

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For youngsters who are fascinated with trucks, Plantation is offering a perfect event. Touch a Truck in Plantation includes opportunities to walk right up to and possibly sit inside fire trucks, tractors and other vehicles. In 2024, the free event is 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday, March 16, with no horns 9 a.m. to …

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Jazz pros and student artists participate in Jazz Jams  in Fort Lauderdale, and the jams are free to attend for spectators.  The events are at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Parking is free. In 2024, Jazz Jams are 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. first Fridays January to June for a delightful event that’s …

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