PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – 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.
All month of July
Junior Lifeguard Summer Camp
Dania Beach, FL
Time: Various sessions and times throughout July
The Junior Lifeguard Summer Camp is for kids ages 7 to 17. Kids can learn first aid, water safety and open water navigation. There’s also sessions on surfing, paddle boarding and kayaking.
For information, contact Dania Beach Ocean Rescue 954-924-3704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The program is still accepting registrations at daniabeachfl.gov/juniorlifeguardform.
Miami Dade Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Summer Camps
Time: Various times and locations
School is out for the summer, and it’s a good time to explore summer camp options. Miami Dade County Parks offers convenient hours, affordable rates and more than 32 locations. Choose a location among General Camps, pick a Specialty Camp based on your child's interest, or plug your child with special needs into a Disability Services Camp.
To register, visit https://www.miamidade.gov/parks/activities-summer-camps.asp.
Marino Campus Summer Youth Program
Miami-Dade & Broward County
Time: Two sessions: July 9-20 and July 23-August 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Marino Campus offers youth and young adults ages 15 to 21 with a documented disability a summer camp that teaches resume writing, leadership skills, job training and more. Those who wish to register must provide either a recent Individual Education Plan (IEP), 504 Plan, or an official letter signed by a school administrator stating that you are receiving services for a disability. Registrants must also have documentation showing that you are returning to high school or post-secondary education in the Fall of 2018.
For more information and to register, visit https://www.marinocampus.org/summeryouth/
Local 10 News My Future, My Choice LIFE Awards
Local 10 is inviting you to nominate deserving adults and youth for our My Future, My Choice LIFE Awards. We're looking for people who excel in Leadership, Inspiration, Family and Education. You can also nominate someone for a LIFE time or LIFE changer award. In 500 words or less, tell us about your nominee and remember to include his or her photo with you submission.
To nominate someone, visit local10.com and click on the life awards banner.
Now-Saturday, Aug. 18
The 2nd Annual Rick Case “Drive for Supplies”
Pembroke Lakes Mall
11401 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The “Drive for Supplies” will be collecting much needed school supplies to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Local 10 viewers and local businesses are encouraged to collect and drop off supplies at various locations throughout Broward County, including nine Rick Case Automotive locations, four Office Depot locations in Broward County and Pembroke Lakes Mall. The drive will culminate on August 18, with a Kids Fest at Pembroke Lakes Mall’s center court. Donations will be accepted at the Kids Fest. Special prizes and giveaways for those in attendance.
Cost: Donation based
Second Saturday of Each Month
Dania After Dark
SW 1st Avenue, between 1st Street & Dania Beach Boulevard
Dania Beach, FL
Time: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Dania After Dark is a monthly street festival featuring live performances, art, food trucks, drinks and fun.
Cost: Free admission for all ages & pet friendly
For information, participation and vendor inquiries, call 954-785-7475.
Sunday, July 1
Downtown Hollywood Dream Car Classic Car Show
Hollywood Boulevard, between 19th & 20th Avenues
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This free event features dozens of classic cars, trucks and other vehicles of interest.
Wednesday, July 4
Red, White & Blue Golf Tournament
Country Club of Miami
6801 NW 186 Street
Time: Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Cost: Golf fees
For more information call 305-829-8456.
Wednesday, July 4
Fourth of July Spectacular
24775 SW 87 Avenue
Cutler Bay, FL
Time: Fireworks begin promptly at 9 a.m.
This event will feature an all-American day at the park followed by a water front fireworks display.
Thursday, July 19
6th Annual Kids Get Hip and Fit Fair
Flamingo Park Baseball Stadium
15th Street & Michigan Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33138
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
S.E.E.K (Seeking Education Empowers Knowledge) Foundation is teaming up with the Miami Beach Police Athletic League and Chef by Nature for a fun-filled afternoon of fitness activities, including football drills with professional athletes, cooking demonstrations, games and more.
Cost: Free and open to the public
For more information visit seekedu.org.
Thursday, July 19
The Shops at Midtown (in the horseshoe)
3401 North Miami Avenue
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Shops at Midtown Miami will offer free yoga classes in the horseshoe the third Thursday of each month for yogis of all levels.
Classes will be taught by Rosario Chozas, and accompanied by D.J. Claunine. Guests are welcome to arrive as early as 6 p.m. Offers and freebies will be available while supplies last, including braiding by Bleach Hair Addiction at a pop-up braid bar.
Tuesday, July 24
Ice Cream Social
Historic Stranahan House Museum
335 SE 6 Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Want some free ice cream? 10,000 scoops of Mayfield Creamery Moose Tracks will be served. And the best part is for each scoop served, $1 will be donated to the Salvation Army of Broward County. So enjoy the deliciously free treat and help raise up to $10,000 for vital community programs.
Thursday, July 26
Downtown Doral Summer Pop up Series
5241 NW 87 Avenue, Unit #D-109
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Indulge your palate while painting. Sofia Del Rivero, owner, manager, and artist behind the Art Box studio in Coconut Grove, FL will be leading an abstract expressionist painting workshop complete with wine and fun. You'll create visual interpretations of the live musical instrumentation. All paint levels are welcome and no painting experience is required.
To register, visit: https://ddpaint.eventbrite.com.