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not offered until further notice — Broward Library offers play area for pre-schoolers

Not offered until further notice Toddlers, babies and pre-schoolers are treated to a fresh play space  at Broward Library in downtown Fort Lauderdaled esigned for babies and kids to age 5. Along with toys and books, the play area features a village theme with activity areas including a  playhouse, stores,  a boat in the ocean and a train. Active …

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Fun and Fit as a Family and more Wine & Food fest discounts

Groupon is offering discount tickets to Fun and Fit as a Family, an event affiliated with the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. With this deal, admission is $11 per person, or a discount of 56%. The event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 25-26. It features Food Network & Cooking Channel personalities sharing healthy lifestyle …

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Free events at South Beach Wine & Food Festival

We found the following free events as part of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which runs Feb. 22-26, in various locations throughout Miami. A Conversation & Book Signing with Martha Stewart: A household name in lifestyle, Martha Stewart is an Emmy Award-winning television show host, wildly successful entrepreneur, bestselling author, and trusted expert whose …

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Chinese New Year celebrations

We’ve rounded up four free and cheap Chinese New Year celebrations throughout Miami-Dade County and listed them here. Happy Year of the Rooster 2017! MIAMI DADE COLLEGE WOLFSON AND KENDALL CAMPUSES  The Confucius Institute at Miami Dade College will celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster with two events at the Kendall and Wolfson campuses. The Chinese New Year …

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Overnight family campouts at Miami-Dade parks

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department wants to help families reconnect with nature and discover the fun and adventure of camping under the stars, with its new Miami EcoAdventures program – “Family Campouts.” Family Campouts kick-off at these designated Miami EcoAdventures Nature Centers, during these dates/times: Castellow Hammock Park, 22301 SW 162 …

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Free Jazz in the Gables concerts

Listen to the smooth sounds of Jazz in the Gables,  a free weekly concert from 6-7:30 pm Tuesdays on the McBride Plaza in Coral Gables. The 2017 season will include: Jan. 3: The Fernando Ulibarri Quartet Jan. 10: Veronica Swift Jan. 17: Sound of Vision with Barbara Malone Jan. 24: Hendrik Meurkins Jan. 31: Troy Anderson Feb. …

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Junior Orange Bowl Basketball Classic

Girls from around South Florida come together to shoot some hoops in the 28th annual Junior Orange Bowl Girls JV Basketball Classic from Jan. 27-28. Eight teams from Miami-Dade and Broward counties will compete. The public is invited to watch the games for free. Please call 305-662-1210 for more information or visit the website here.

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$10 Old Time Dance events at The Barnacle

Spend the evening dancing to contras, circles, squares and waltzes to Traditional American music from 1891 during the Old Time Dances at the Barnacle Historic State Park. Bring a blanket and a picnic but leave the pets at home. Admission is $10 and ages 9 and under get in free. Dances are scheduled on Sundays …

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Free Jazz Society films on Tuesdays

The Miami Jazz Society screens free films nearly every Tuesday at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave., Miami, FL 33142. The films are preceded by snacks and beverages from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., with the films starting at 6:15 p.m. Here’s the upcoming schedule: Nov 29:  HOUSE CALLS: Starring Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Art …

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