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The South Florida Amateur Astronomy Association offers telescopes at Fox Observatory in Sunrise for peering into the night sky. Fox Observatory is in Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise 33326.  The facility is usually open Saturdays from about dusk until about 11 p.m, weather permitting, and representatives of South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association …

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    The  Park After Dark programming at Biscayne National Park includes special programs from January to March. Bring the family out and enjoy fun nighttime activities. This year’s season consists of the following events: March 16 – Story Slam. The theme is “Animal Tales.” Stories about animals, told by the campfire, hosted by Gaby …

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If you enjoy Jai-Alai, you’re in for a treat. The Spring Season is under way at the Magic City Fronton, and runs through May 17. What: Spring 2024 Season of Battle Court Opener When: Every Friday through May 17, 2024; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Where: Magic City Fronton, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami Cost: …

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Fix flat tires, adjust brakes and do other simple repairs on your bike at DIY repair stations at 7 parks in Weston. The fixit bike repair stations, which are free to access, include an air pump, select tools and a place to suspend the bike so the wheels spin freely. A QR label leads smart phone …

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For an interesting twist on nightlife activities, register for evening nature walks.  Some parks occasionally offer night hikes in forests, prairies, on shorelines and other intriguing outdoor spaces. You’ll savor distinctive sights, scents and sounds of evenings in the wild. It’s a nice idea for a romantic date, fun with family and friends, or a …

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Whether it’s an emphasis on romance, hanging out with friends, family and your pet, or treating yourself, Valentine’s Day is a perfect occasion to do something special. South Florida offers plenty of things to do, including free and inexpensive venues and activities.  Some of the Valentine events are before or after Valentine’s Day. 2024 Valentine’s …

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Want to try a community bike ride? Then you might want to look into the City of North Miami’s monthly Get in Gear event.  The free rides take place every second Saturday of the month. The next one is on Saturday, Feb. 10 and will celebrate Black History Month. On ride day, registration begins at …

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Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk offers a delightful stretch along the New River for sightseeing, photography and romantic walks.  Riverwalk runs along the river from about Southwest Fifth Street east toward Federal Highway, incorporating Esplanade Park. It also serves as a scenic venue for food festivals and live jazz.   Riverwalk Photography Tips Jason Leidy, who’s with Middle …

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The Tropical Audubon Society organizes a free bird-friendly gardening day the third Saturday of every month. Join other volunteers to help keep the organization’s bird-friendly demonstration garden and near-native Steinberg Nature Center grounds in good shape. WHEN: Third Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-noon through June, 8:30 to 11 a.m. in July and August. WHERE: …

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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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