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Family Events for 11/4-11/6

Nice weekend weather ahead South Florida! well, if you like things on the cool side. Either way perfect time to do something with the whole family, Enjoy! Here are a few ideas:

WYLAND LIVING GREEN FAIR-Boca Raton

Busy weekend at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park, Tonight and Think Pink Rocks (with Flo Rida, Melanie Fiona and more) Saturday night. But the biggest event of the weekend is the third annual Wyland Living Green Fair, a two-day, interactive festival in Mizner Park offering a variety of entertainment and experiences that demonstrate the benefits of an environmentally sustainable lifestyle. The family-oriented event takes place Saturday and Sunday  a 1,500-square-foot water maze (below), art exhibitions (including a 50-foot mural painted by kids and acclaimed environmental artist Wyland), food and drinks (including organic wine), cooking demos and contests and games. The fair is 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10, kids $5, 3 and younger free, family package $20. Get tickets and more information at livinggreenfair.com or by calling 888-302-5444. A portion of the proceeds benefit the artist’s Wyland Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to teaching kids about the importance of healthy oceans and waterways through public art programs, classroom science education and live events.

PRO RODEO in Davie

Take the kids back to the old west in the “biggest rodeo in the southeastern United States” when riders with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association gather for the Southeastern Circuit Finals at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie, a k a “Cowboy Town.” The riding begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. With a  5 p.m. pre-rodeo concert from Shane Duncan (Friday) and Shadow Creek (Saturday). Tickets: $18, $8 (ages 3-12) advance; $20, $10 at gate. Info: davieprorodeo.com, 954-680-8005.

EUROFEST-Hollywood

The inaugural three-day festival brings the tastes and sounds of Greece, Italy, Spain, Romania and other countries to the ArtsPark on Young Circle in Hollywood 5-10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Games, rides, rock climbing and a bungee trampoline are part of the fun. Admission: $7, 12 and younger free. Info: eurofest.com, 954-921-3404.

JAXSON’S ICE CREAM PARLOUR- 55th Anniversary– Dania Beach

The locally legendary Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlour in Dania Beach will celebrate its 55th anniversary on Saturday with a fundraising party that includes a hot dog-eating contest featuring 18-inch, 1-pound dogs (right). (The winner’s prize is only slightly larger: a 42-inch flat-screen TV.) The party runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and includes live entertainment, a silent auction, raffles and prizes. Jaxson’s will send 100 percent of all raffles proceeds, food and drink sales and donations to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. National Deli, which provided the massive hot dogs, will also donate proceeds from their food truck sales to JDCH. Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlour is at 128 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach. Check their website jaxsonsicecream.com

GINGER’S DANCE PARTY

Stroll the West Palm Beach lakeside on Saturday and end up at the monthly free “hootenanny” led by downtown diva Ginger Gowing. The dance party is from 8 to 10 p.m. on the Great Lawn in front of Palm Stage at the city’s beautiful Waterfront.

SUNTRUST JAZZ BRUNCH

This is the best time of year to stroll the shady banks of the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale looking for the perfect spot to spread a blanket and a picnic brunch. The kids don’t need to like jazz to enjoy the great outdoors, people watching and the divine food being sold all around. It’s free and runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday from Riverfront to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Info: 954-828-5363.

MIAMI SCIENCE MUSEUM – Fabulous First Friday’s

Join the Miami Science Museum for an evening of laser lights, stars, and more. Free Planetarium Star Show (7:30pm) and rooftop observatory viewing (8:30pm – 10pm, weather permitting. Later in the evening, check out Miami Science Museum’s Famous Laser Shows in the Planetarium. Laser Show Admission: $4.00 children – $8.00 adults. Tip: Check out our Activity Room for kids – a fun alternative for your little ones! Swing by the Space Gallery just before 8:00pm to take part in supervised activities and demonstrations!

SANTA’S ENCHANTED FOREST– Miami

It’s the time of year! Have to admit have not been here in ages. From now  until January 8 you can see the largest Christmas Theme Park in the world. Rides, games, shows, a petting zoo, pony rides and more. The park is brightly lit up with a huge Christmas tree and millions of lights. Price is about $25 for Adults $17  ages 3-9 and kids under 3 are free. Save $2 here.

  • 5pm – 12am
  • Tropical Park 7900 SW 40 St, Miami

ACTOR’S PLAYHOUSE AT THE MIRACLE THEATRE – Coral Gables

  • Presents Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!
  • Come out  Saturday, Nov. 5 at 2pm
  • $17.00

Description: Alexander knows it is going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day when he wakes up with gum in his hair and he is right. Things only get worse as the day goes on: his best friend bails on him, there’s no dessert in his lunch bag, there’s lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV! The only reasonable response is to move to Australia. Judith Viorst adapted her own award-winning children’s book into this marvelous musical that is wacky, wild and wonderfully wise.

Make sure to tell your friends about SFMD and check us out on Facebook and Twitter for last minute deals and fun things to do throughout the Tri-County.  Have a Fabulous Weekend!

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