February 2019 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.


Broward County Library Branches 

Time: Library hours 

Your Broward County Library Branches have a host of activities, workshops and conferences happening throughout the month.  

Cost: Free or low cost 

For more information, visit www.broward.org/library

Feb. 4 – 28

Student Art Show and Sale 
History Fort Lauderdale 
219 SW 2nd Avenue 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 

Time: Mon. – Fri., 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

This month-long exhibit of visual arts media from the talented advanced placement art students at Dillard Center for the Arts will highlight the cultural diversity of African Americans who contributed to, and are still impacting, the vibrant fabric of Fort Lauderdale. 

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


Monday, Feb. 4 – Thursday, Feb. 28 
Miami-Dade Branch of the NAACP Voter Registration
19401 NW 27 Avenue 
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Time: Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

This is a voter registration event.  

Cost: Free

For more information, call 877-622-2709 

Feb. 4- Mar. 10 
The Local 10 eARTh Day Art Contest 

Local 10 is inviting South Florida art teachers and students, from grades K-12, to participate in its eARTh Day Art Contest.  As part of a class project, art students are encouraged to create an original work of art incorporating themes inspired by nature.  The work of art can include a painting or sculpture.

Photographs or 3-D artwork are not eligible.   

To enter, art teachers, representing their students and schools, must complete an entry form and submit a photo of the original artwork.  Only one entry permitted per school.  Entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. on March 10, 2019.  The winning school receives $4,500, will be announced on Local 10 and local10,com on Earth Day, April 22, and will have its artwork displayed.  

For more information, visit https://www.local10.com/contests/earth-day-art-contest#/gallery


Saturday, Feb. 9 & Sunday, Feb. 10 
Adopt a Sweetheart 
Humane Society of Broward County 
2070 Griffin Road 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

There are currently over 100 pets looking for a forever home.   You can adopt some pets for half the adoption fee and others will even have their adoption fee waived.  All pets are spayed or neutered before going home.  They also receive preliminary vaccinations, a 14-day health care plan courtesy of VCA Animal Hospitals, microchip, heartworm test for dogs more than 7 months, feline leukemia test, a bag of Purina ONE food and more.  

Cost: Adoption fees 

For more information, visit www.humanebroward.com or call 954-989-3977.

Saturday, Feb. 16 
3rd Annual Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase 
St. Thomas University
16401 NW 37 Avenue 
Miami Gardens, FL 

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Academically qualified high school senior student-athletes from Florida (who have not received Division I football scholarship offers) are invited to participate in the showcase, and will partake in a series of tests and drills highlighting their athletic ability in front of top college coaches from across the country, including 7-on-7, bench press and 40-yard dash.  To be eligible to participate, students-athletes must be a graduating high school senior.  In addition, they must meet the following:  Earn a 2.5 GPA or higher in 16 Core Courses, earn an SAT score of 920 (math and verbal only) or higher on new format (SAT exams taken after March 2016)  or have a composite ACT score of 18 or higher or a sum score of 68 or higher

For more information, visit orangebowl.org/community/youthsports/showcase/

Sunday, Feb. 17
SoLa Rum, Food & Wine Festival
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center 
3800 NW 11 Place 
Lauderhill, FL 33311

Time: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

This event will feature American Idol finalist DeAndre Brackensick, April RaQuel and Kouture Funk Band. It also showcases wineries, rum distilleries and cultural vendors in a beautiful outdoor environment. All event patrons must be 21 years old and present valid identification upon entry to the festival.

Cost: General Admissions tickets are $45; VIP Experience tickets for one person is $100 and $180 for two persons.

For more information, visit https://www.solarumfoodwinefest.com.

Monday, Feb. 18 
Pet Playdate Camp 
Humane Society of Broward County 
2070 Griffin Road 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Looking for something for your kids to do on February 18, when they are off from school?  If so, sign up for the Humane Society of Broward County’s day camp.  Kids ages 7 – 12 are invited to spend time with and learn about dogs, cats, and other pets.  There will also be animal-themed games and activities planned.

Cost: $70, includes pizza lunch 

For more information, email cneff@hsbroward.com or register at  humanebroward.com/kids-camps.  

Thursday, Feb. 21 
10th Annual Taste of Pines 
Charles F. Dodge City Center
601 City Center Way 
Pembroke Pines, FL 
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

This popular food sampling event features more than 50 different restaurants offering an assortment of delicious cuisine, wine and beer.   There will also be live music and dancing.  Proceeds benefit the City of Pembroke Pines Charter School Foundation. 

Cost: $25 per person (13 years and over), and $15 for children (12 years and under)

For the most up to date special event information or interested in becoming a sponsor, please call 954-392-2116 or visit www.ppines.com/specialevents

Saturday, Feb. 23 
6th Annual Heart Health Walk
Senator Gwen Margolis Amphitheater
16501 NE 16th Avenue
North Miami Beach, FL

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

This is a 2.5 mile walk and health fair designed to help raise awareness about heart disease. North Miami Beach continues to recognize the importance of promoting a healthy lifestyle within its and neighboring communities.

Cost: Free

Saturday, Feb. 23 
4th Annual Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Chili Cook-off
Esplanade Park 
400 SW 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Time: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The goal of this annual event is to bring together professional, amateur and teams of aspiring and non-aspiring cooks with local charities for a friendly chili cook-off competition.  The afternoon will be complete with live entertainment from the Schools of Rock West Broward, Pompano Beach and Coral Springs, vendors, and fun activities for all to enjoy; while raising funds for Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and multiple local charities. It is a family and dog friendly event.

Cost: Free. For $5, attendees will be able to sample multiple chilies and vote on who they think makes the best chili.


Monday, Feb. 25
El Dorado Furniture Job Fair 
4200 NW 167 Street 
Miami Gardens, FL 33054

Time: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

El Dorado Furniture, the largest Hispanic-owned retail enterprise in the United States, will be conducting on-site interviews for various positions, including decorators, building maintenance worker, graphic designer and customer care associates.  The retailer is looking to fill positions for all its store locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.  

Cost: Free 

For more information, visit eldoradofurniture.com/careers