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The Tropical Audubon Society offers free birding field trips and other events for those who want to learn more about South Florida’s feathered friends (and our real snowbirds that pass through). The group also offers butterfly and plant trips, local outings in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties and trips to other parts of Florida. …

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For a dazzling outdoor display — including flying whales — Haulover Park is hosting Kitetober Festival. The Kite Festival is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 21 and 22, 2023, and entry is free. At the event, fly your own kites if you’d like, or watch others. Kites of all shapes and styles are featured, …

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Score football specials on game day at these Palm Beach County restaurants. From bottle and draft specials to wing and pizza deals, you’ll be cheering for your favorite team while saving money.  You can find sports bars with deals from Boca Raton to Jupiter, from Wellington to West Palm Beach and throughout Palm Beach County. …

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Look up!: The Perseids Meteor Shower is upon us! From Aug. 11 to 14, thousands of shooting stars can be seen at the rate of 100-150 per hour. The popular and free Southern Cross Observation Deck has re-opened in Miami-Dade at Bill Sadowski Park. The public is invited to visit with amateur astronomers from 7:30 …

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If you’re a fan of pinball and arcade games, Silverball Retro Arcade in Delray is on point. It’s described as an interactive museum featuring oodles of games, including games dating back decades. Drinks and food are available for purchase. Players pay an entry fee, and game play is included. Regular fees are $15 -$20 per …

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Pack fresh towels. The water park at TY Park in Hollywood offers opportunities for discounts and extra family fun events. Events include  Splashtacular family events in 2024 are $7.  The events are at the shallow water playground with interactive spritzing and spraying features. The pool is not part of the event.  Activities, including some with …

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Walking in nature has been shown to have a wide range of health benefits, both physical and mental. Experts say it can not only help reduce stress, but it also may improve one’s mood, boost creativity, and even improve cognitive function. So, grab the sunscreen and bug repellant, your comfy walking shoes, and if you …

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Female sea turtles like the South Florida shoreline for laying eggs. They waddle out from the waves in the darkness onto the beach, deposit dozens of eggs into a sand nest, then return to the water. It’s a part of nature that Florida residents delight in — especially if they see it in person. Several …

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