September 2022 Community Events Calendar

Our Local 10 Community Calendar is your one-stop shop for information about free or low-cost events happening in your community. From music festivals to museum displays and everything in between, check out why South Florida is the place to be every day of the week.

Friday, Sep. 16 – Monday, Jan 29, 2023

Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit

Museum of Discovery and Science

401 SW Second Street

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Time: Museum Hours

Very Eric Carle is the first North American traveling exhibit for children inspired by the art of beloved children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carle.  Exhibit visitors will step into the pages of Eric Carle’s colorful picture books. His classic “Very” series, all illustrated in his hand-painted tissue paper collage technique, introduces five special insects who take journeys of discovery. Each story is a testament to Eric Carle’s love of nature, his respect for the emotional lives of children, and his recurring themes of friendship, creativity, and the power of imagination.

For more information and to book a visit, please go to mods.org.

Friday, Sep. 16

Director’s Book Club: “Circe”

Cyth & Co. Coffee Shop

3446 NE 12th Ave.

Oakland Park, FL 33334

Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Broward County Library Director, Allison Grubbs, will discuss “Circe” by Madeline Miller during this conversation. “A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess’s story,” this #1 New York Times bestseller is “both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right” (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times).

For more information, visit http://broward.libnet.info/event/7024355

Saturday, Sep. 17 & Sunday, Sep. 18

Hispanic Heritage Fiesta

Miami Children’s Museum

980 MacArthur Causeway – Watson Island

Miami, FL

Time: 10AM – 1:30PM and 2:30PM – 6PM

Cost: Museum Admission Cost

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and the Miami Children’s Museum is celebrating with a Fiesta! Come create a colorful textile photographic masterpiece while learning about Mexican artist, Victoria Villasana in our Art Studio. Make sure to enjoy the live Costa Rican music and dancing performance. Later, play a game of giant dominoes and prepare a sweet South American treat.

For more information about our Hispanic Heritage Fiesta Weekend at Miami Children’s Museum, please visit miamichildrensmuseum.org.

Sunday, Sep. 18 – Sunday, Oct. 2

“Viva Fort Lauderdale: Celebrating Hispanic Art & Culture”

New River Inn

231 SW 2nd Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, History Fort Lauderdale will present “Viva Fort Lauderdale: Celebrating Hispanic Art & Culture.”  This first-ever fine art exhibit solely celebrating the contributions of our multicultural Latin community will feature work from local artists including Leonardo Montoya (Colombia), Lifrancis Rojas (Venezuela), Isabel Perez Salazar (Venezuela), Florencia Clement de Grandprey (Spain), Hernan Rodriguez (Cuba) and others.

Cost:  Entry to the exhibit is free with general admission - $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.

Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

Sunday, Sep. 18

Cara Despain: Specter

The Bass Museum

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Visit the museum on this day for a special Artist Talk with Cara Despain and explore the enigmatic beauty behind her exhibition, Specter. The cinematic works in Specter provides historical context and a reminder of the obscured history and hidden injustice buried in the legacy of the Cold War. It’s also Specter’s last day on view at The Bass.

Cost: Museum Admission

For more information, visit https://thebass.org/event/exhibition-closing-artist-talk-cara-despain/

Tuesday, Sep. 20

Free Outdoor Fitness Class

Midtown Miami

3401 North Miami Avenue

MPark, near West Elm and Nordstrom Rack

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Get fit for the fall at The Shops at Midtown. This class will be taught by Wynfit. Regardless of your athletic ability, CrossFit Wynwood safely delivers an effective fitness program designed to empower you to reach your fitness peak.

Cost: Free

For more information, or to register in advance, visit https://midtownmiamifreeeclass.eventbrite.com.

Monday, Sep. 19 – Thursday, Sep. 22

Carraba’s Blood Drives

Select Restaurant Locations

Time: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Visit select Carraba’s restaurants locations to give blood and receive a free $10 Carraba’s Dining Certificate, a free $20 egift card and a free OneBlood gift. All donors who successfully donate blood will receive a free wellness checkup, which includes blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and cholesterol.

For more information call 1-888-936-6283 and visit https://www.oneblood.org/promotions-rewards/blood-drives-at-carrabbas-italian-grill.stml

Monday, Sep. 19

Banned Books Week Library Trivia (Online)

Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Test your knowledge of banned and challenged books. Banned Books Week is a yearly event that celebrates our freedom to read and the fight against censorship in book form, or in any other form. This year the Broward County Main Library will host an online interactive trivia quiz utilizing the mobile app Kahoot! Rewards for participating will be given out.

Cost: Free

To register, visit http://broward.libnet.info/event/6879411

Looking for more online classes and fun events? Broward County Library offers various online classes and book discussions for adults, teens, and children. Visit our events page for a list of events: www.broward.org/Library/Events/Pages/default.aspx

Wednesday, Sep. 21

Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing – Paris

Museum of Discovery and Science

The AutoNation® IMAX® Theater

401 SW Second Street

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Time: Opening Day – 5:45 p.m. For other show times, visit website

This highly anticipated film is a Stage Access production, filmed using IMAX-certified cameras and features exclusive performances showcasing the city as never before seen through the eyes of one of the world’s greatest opera stars.

For more information about the Museum, please visit mods.org or call 954.467.MODS (6637).  Tickets for Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing - Paris are available for purchase. For show times, please visit mods.org/showtimes.

Thursday, Sep. 22

This is My Brave-The Show in Broward County

Coral Springs Center for the Performing Arts

2855 Coral Springs Drive

Coral Springs, FL 33065

Time: 7 p.m.

A dozen South Florida community members will take to the stage to present their personal stories about dealing with mental health and/or addiction problems through the performing arts.  Since 2014, This is My Brave shows have featured nearly 900 individuals in more than 70 unique transformative productions across the country that have helped change people’s minds and outlook on mental illness.

Cost: Ticket start at $17

To secure tickets go to https://www.thecentercs.com/events/detail/this-is-my-brave. If a reasonable accommodation of disability is needed or to inquire about large groups attending, please contact info@dfbccommunitycares.org

Friday, Sep. 23

Marriage Seminar: Keeping the Spark Alive!

AC Hotel by Marriott Miami Dadeland

7695 N Kendall Drive

Miami FL, 33165

Time: 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

This annual event is hosted by Be Strong International as part of its Marriage Matters program to help married couples rekindle the flame in their marriage and improve their relationships.

Cost: Free

To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keeping-the-spark-alive-marriage-matters-annual-seminar-2022-tickets-411252406017