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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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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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Bank of America customers can visit museums free of charge on the first full weekend of the month through the Museums On Us program. Just show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and a photo ID on Saturday or Sunday, and you will get free admission to more than 225 …

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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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Plantation is rocking out with free Rock The Park outdoor events that include live bands and food trucks. Events are at Pine Island Park, with food vendors set up at 6 p.m. and entertainment at 7 p.m. The event is the first Friday of most months, but occasionally the date changes. Featured bands include: November …

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Egg hunts for kids and other family events for Easter and Spring are offered Broward.  Often an Easter Bunny — or Peter Rabbit or Spring Bunny —  is on site. Some events offer exciting features, such as a marshmallow drop from a helicopter in Hollywood. Lots of events in Broward are open to the public …

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