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February 2016 community events calendar

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Welcome to your community calendar. It's your one-stop shop to finding out about events taking place around your community. We have everything to help you make the most of your free time, from festivals and fundraisers to music and museums.

Events are listed on a monthly basis. Most are free or low cost to the public.

 

Thursday, Feb. 4 – Sunday, Feb.7

Mardi Gras Extravaganza

Saint Stephen Church

2000 South State Road 7

Miramar

 

Time: All-day event

This family-friendly event features amusement park rides, a food court and international entertainment.

 

Cost: $20 ride bracelet. Food is separate.

 

For more information, email ststephen6044@aol.com or call 954-987-1100.

 

Friday, Feb. 5

Broward County Public Schools Centennial Year

 

The Broward County Public School system encourages students, parents, staff and community members to get involved and wear its centennial colors on Friday, Feb. 5. On this day, the system will celebrate its 100th day of school. Centennial certificates will be awarded to students who attend the first 100 days of school with no absences. Be sure to tweet centennial photos using #BCPS100.

 

Friday, Feb. 5

Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Concert Series
5555 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Time: 4 p.m.

Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church invites music lovers of all ages and preferences to its 2015-16 concert series, featuring musicians in a variety of genres, from classical to jazz and everything in between. On Friday, Feb. 5,  the Peter and Will Anderson Jazz Trio will delight attendees inside the church’s sanctuary. 

Cost: Ticket prices range from $5 to $25.

For more information, visit www.crpc.org/concert-series-2015-2016, email concertseries@crpc.org or call 954-334-5174.

President’s Day Weekend – Feb. 11-15

2016 Miami International Boat Show

Miami Marine Stadium Park

3501 Rickenbacker Causeway

Miami (Virginia Key)

 

Show Times:

Thursday, Feb. 11 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 12 – Sunday, Feb. 14 - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 15 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Enjoy your day at the show and experience the boating lifestyle in a whole new way. The event will feature on-the-water boating workshops, daily seminars and fun ways to test the waters, including paddle sports demos.  There will also be a new menu of dining and food options that cater to every taste, with several restaurants right on site.

 

Cost:

Adults - $20 ($35 on Premier Day - Thursday, Feb. 11)

Two-day pass - $35

Five-day pass - $85

15 & under - Free

 

For more show and parking information, visit www.miamiboatshow.com

 

Friday, Feb. 12

Noches Tropicales

Tropical Park

7900 SW 40th Street (Bird Road)

Miami

 

Time:  8 p.m.  

 

Bring a picnic basket and a blanket and enjoy an evening under the stars as you listen to this free Latin jazz concert. The concert is part of the Noches Tropicales (Tropical Nights) series, presented by Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces.

 

Cost: Free admission and parking

 

For more information, please visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/concert-series

 

 

President’s Day Weekend – Feb. 13-15

Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Streets of Coconut Grove – McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive

 

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Celebrating its 53rd anniversary, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival is the nation's top outdoor fine arts festivals. The three-day festival showcases the works of over 380 of the finest artists and craftsmen in the world. A signature event of the South Florida cultural calendar, the Arts Festival is a true "celebration of the arts" offering visitors the opportunity to meet with exhibiting artists, sample fine cuisine, enjoy live entertainment and take in the tropical waterfront views of Coconut Grove.

 

Cost: 

General admission - $15 (per day)

Residents of Coconut Grove - $5 (must present valid state issued ID)

Children 12 & under - Free

 

For more information, visit www.cgaf.com

 

Saturday, Feb. 27

Heart Health Walk

Gwen Margolis Amphitheater

16501 NE 16th Ave.

North Miami Beach

 

Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

The third annual Heart Health Walk is a free, family-friendly event. The 2.6-mile walk will follow the paved trails along the banks of Snake Creek Canal. Participants will begin and end at Gwen Margolis Amphitheater.     

 

Cost: Free

 

For more information, call 305-948-2957. Registration forms available at www.citynmb.com

 

Saturday, Feb. 27-Sunday, Feb. 28

Citizenship Clinic Fort Lauderdale

Lauderhill Mall

1267 NW 40th Ave.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

If you're a legal permanent resident interested in becoming a U.S. citizen, the League of Women Voters can help. The organization will hold a citizenship clinic Saturday, Feb. 27, and Sunday, Feb. 28.  

 

Cost: Free

 

To find out if you're eligible and see what documents you need to take with you, visit seiufl.org.