April 2018 community events calendar


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.

Every Monday 
Arsht Center Market Mondays 
Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts

Time: 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

In the spirit of the new year, Market Mondays will focus on health and wellness with a “Farm to Fitness” theme featuring Florida-grown produce and prepared foods; complimentary yoga led by Prana Yoga; and Chef Allen’s coveted Farm-to-Table Dinner. Additional weekly activities will include a new biergarten by BRAVA by Brad Kilgore and story time for kids hosted by The Café at Books & Books. 

Cost: Cost of food, free parking between 12th & 13th Streets – South of Ziff Ballet Opera House. 


Now-Monday, Apr. 2 
OneBlood Donor Centers 

OneBlood Donor Centers are celebrating the Easter weekend by thanking their blood donors with two special gifts.  Donors who visit any of its centers to give blood will receive a OneBlood tote bag, $10 egift card, and a wellness check-up, including a cholesterol screening.  

For hours, locations and appointments, visit oneblood.org/donorcenters or call 1-888-9-DONATE (1-888-936-6283)



Now-Sunday, Apr. 8
Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo 
107th Avenue and Coral Way (SW 24th Street)
Miami, FL 

Time: Doors open at noon

If you haven't checked out the Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo Center you have until April 8 to do so. Enjoy thrilling rides, live concerts and shows and all that tasty fair food.   

Cost: $14 General admission. Ride tickets separate. 

For information on ride tickets, special discounts and promotions visit fairexpo.com. 


Now-Sunday, Apr. 15 
Touchdown for Autism 
Panera Bread locations 

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month in April, the Dan Marino Foundation and Panera Bread have teamed up for Touchdown for Autism.  Now through April 15, when customers purchase an exclusive “Marino cookie” menu item at any of the 31 Panera Bread bakery-cafés throughout Broward and Palm Beach Counties (excludes Hallandale Beach), customers will be supporting the Foundation’s programs for teens and young adults transitioning from school to career at the North and South Marino Campuses.



Thursday, Apr. 5
Young Adults for Glory House 
10721 SW 124 Street
Miami, FL 33176
Time: 7 p.m. 
Glory House is a Christ-centered, non-profit organization devoted to healing and restoring the lives of those who have suffered the abuse and exploitation of sex trafficking. This event invites young adults to join its mission of rescuing and saving lives.  Light snacks and beverages will be served. 

Cost: Free

For more information, call 786-897-6104 or email Adriana@gloryhouseofmiami.org 



Saturday, Apr. 7 
Community Bazaar 
Community Bible Baptist Church
9855 SW 152 Street
Miami, FL 33157
Time: Noon – 5 p.m. 

Join Community Bible Baptist Church for its 10th Annual Community Bazaar.  The event features a BBQ, seafood and wing cook-off.  Plus, enjoy live entertainment and visit the health fair for free health screenings and information on other community resources.  Register and compete for prizes, trophies and bragging rights.  

Cost: Free



Sunday, Apr. 8 
Cycleward’s 1st Annual Triathlon 
Cycleward Studio 
6161 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 

Time: 8:30 a.m. 

The event will begin with a 10-mile indoor ride.  Participants will then run 1.8 miles, crossing Federal at 62 Street, before taking Bayview to Commercial and heading to the beach. The final leg will include a 300-yard in-ocean swim.  Sponsor vehicles will shuttle participants back to the studio for an after-party with awards for first, second and third prize, live music, food and drink.  All proceeds will benefit Alexandra’s Angels MS Foundation.
Cost: $100 p/person 

For more information or sponsorship opportunities, call 954-616-8049. 



Tuesday, Apr. 10 
“Behind the Stacks” Tour
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
219 SW Second Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Time: 10 a.m. – noon 

The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society hosts an exclusive “Behind the Stacks” Tour of its Hoch Heritage Research Center, Library and Archive. This unique, exciting and educational tour, in remembrance of the centennial anniversary of the end of World War I, will feature rare books, curated photos and artifacts that highlight diverse perspectives of how residents of Florida and early Fort Lauderdale participated in the Great War.

Cost: Free with general museum admission. General admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under.

For more information, call 954-463-4431 or visit www.fortlauderdalehistoricalsociety.org. 



Saturday, April 14 
The Riverwalk Run 
Huizenga Plaza
32 East Las Olas Boulevard 
Fort Lauderdale

Time: 8 a.m. 

This is the 18th year for this 5k and 5mile race.  The scenic route takes runners or walkers along Las Olas Boulevard, through the charming neighborhood of Rio Vista and along Fort Lauderdale’s charming Riverwalk, before ending with a champagne brunch.  It is dog friendly and stroller friendly.  All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale. 

Cost: Donation based 

For more information, visit https://www.juniorleagueftl.org/?nd=therace



Sunday, Apr. 15 – Sunday, Apr. 29 
The 2018 Miami Showhouse 
The Deering Estate
16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Palmetto Bay, FL

Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

This highly anticipated design event is the Junior League of Miami’s leading biennial fundraiser and will inspire dozens of the most sought-after interior designers to temporarily transform interior and exterior spaces in the former home of Charles Deering.   The public will have the unique opportunity to explore the grounds reinterpreted with modern touches in an estate dating back to 1916.

Cost: Tickets range from $35-$250. The Showhouse is for guests ages 4+. Children over age 15 must have a ticket. The price of the Showhouse tickets minus fees are considered a tax-deductible donation. 

For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-junior-league-of-miami-showhouse-tickets-41440984099.



Saturday, April 21
Barry University Health Fair
421 North 2l Avenue 
Hollywood, Fl 33020 

Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

FREE GIVEAWAYS, RAFFLE TICKET FOR IPAD, FREE Food and healthy cooking demonstration, FREE Wellness Screenings: Blood pressure, glucose, breast health, HIV screening, insurance information, complementary health, organ donation and More! LOTS OF GIFTS & PRIZES Fun games & exercises for all ages (Zumba, Yoga, Pilates)

For more information or questions, call 305-899-3298.


Sunday, April 22 
Broward Heart Walk
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Time: Walk starts at 8 a.m. 

Join nearly one million Americans at 305 events across the country to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and strokes.  

Cost: Donation based 

For more information, visit http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=3013&pg=entry or call 954-364-5000.


Tuesday, April 24
Hooters of Boca Raton Fundraiser for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
2240 NW 19th Street, Boca Raton 

  Time: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will receive $2 donation when you dine in or take out on April 24th at Hooters of Boca Raton. Customers must have a minimum purchase of $10. There will also be raffles for chances to win a two night stay at the Courtyard Marriott Miami Aventura Mall, Hampton Inn and Residence Inn Miami Aventura Mall and additional prizes.

Please visit Facebook/HootersBocaRaton for event flyer to present for donation.  



Saturday, Apr. 28 
2018 Rockin’ on the Green 
Donna E. Shalala Student Center @ U.M Campus 
Coral Gables, FL 33146 

Time: 6:30 p.m. 

You’re invited to dine, dance and shop the night away to help children and families grieving the loss of a loved one.  The event includes cocktails, hors d’ouvres, dancing dinner and a live auction.  It benefits the Children’s Bereavement Center.  

Cost: $250 p/person

For more information, visit cbcrockin.org.