Through Monday, May 4
Exhibit: "Visual Concerto"
Weston Art Guild
The art exhibit features work from the Weston Art Guild. City of Pembroke Pines Glass Gallery, 10100 Pines Blvd. 954-961-6067 or http://www.ppines.com/glassgallery
Thursday, April 16, at 5 p.m.
Celebrity Waiter Happy Hour
Symphony of the Americas
This unique cocktail hour will feature 10 "celebrity waiters" from the community who have volunteered to serve their favorite cocktails to patrons and friends while receiving "tips" to benefit the organization. The waiters include Mayor Jack Seiler, symphony Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, Commissioner Chip LaMarca, and symphony President Paul Finizo. The symphony's percussionists will provide live entertainment. $100. Gallery One Hotel, 2670 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-335-7002 or http://www.sota.org
Friday, April 17, at 11 a.m.
Charity Guild of Fort Lauderdale.
The luncheon, themed Charity is Always in Fashion, will feature one-of-a-kind fashions by international celebrity designer Nicolas Felizola. $100. Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, 2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-703-7941 or http://www.charityguild.net
Friday, April 17, at 1 p.m.
Just Fore Fun Golf Tournament
Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce
Friday, April 17, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Volunteer Orientation Class
The organization is offering a free orientation class for new volunteers. Training materials and a meal are included. Hospice volunteers visit patients in their home, nursing homes or assisted living facilities to offer companionship for patients, run errands and help in other meaningful ways. Free. VITAS Office, 5420 NW 33rd Ave., Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale. http://www.vitas.com/volunteers
Friday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m.
Springtime Fashion Show
Fort Lauderdale Woman's Club
The evening begins with a reception and silent auction, followed by a fashion show featuring models dressed from head to toe in a day outfit and evening wear. The event includes two drinks, hors d'oeuvres and guest gift. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Fort Lauderdale Woman's Club, 20 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-761-9407 or http://www.fortlauderdalewomansclub.com
Friday through Sunday, April 17-19, at 2 and 8 p.m.
"Points of Departure"
Miami City Ballet
The Miami City Ballet presents "Points of Departure," the highly-anticipated final program of the season. The performance includes the world premiere of "Heatscape," created by famed New York City Ballet dancer/choreographer Justin Peck. He collaborated with street artist Shepard Fairey to create an unprecedented piece inspired by the art of Miami's Wynwood Walls in an entirely new exploration of music, costuming and set design. $25. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. http://www.miamicityballet.org
Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo
Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)
Local and out-of-state competitors will rev up their engines to maneuver various courses while practicing safe driving tactics. Free. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. 954-288-7201
Saturday, April 18, at 9 a.m.
Take Steps Walk Fort Lauderdale
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
Walk to find a cure for Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. The event will include a kid's zone, food, drinks and musical entertainment. There is no registration fee to participate but walkers are encouraged to make a donation to receive an event wristband for food and beverages. Huizenga Plaza, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 561-218-2929 or http://www.cctakesteps.org/fortlauderdale
Saturday, April 18, at 11:30 a.m.
Pioneer Women Luncheon
Pioneer Women of Fort Lauderdale
The event will feature "Burdines: "The Florida Store," highlighting the contributions in retail made by Roddey Burdine, and the story of how Burdines became one of Florida's signature stores. $35. Tropical Acres Restaurant, 2500 Griffin Road, Dania Beach. 954-564-2293
Saturday, April 18, at 2 p.m.
Art Talk: David A. Ross: Reimagining Art Education
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
This is the first event for The Art of Teaching Art conference on creativity and innovation in art education, which will take place in the fall. $12. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-262-0204 or http://www.nsuartmuseum.org
Saturday, April 18, at 6 p.m.
Historic Stranahan House Museum
The event will mark the 31st anniversary of Stranahan House serving as a museum. The event will include house tours, cocktails, live entertainment and a silent auction. Dinner and a live auction will begin at 7 p.m. $150. Historic Stranahan House Museum, 335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-524-4736 or http://www.stranahanhouse.org
Saturday, April 18, at 7 p.m.
Dream Makers Gala
Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
The sixth annual gala will honor those helping to raise awareness and funding for research, education and support for those affected by stomach cancer. There also will be a free education symposium and webinar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $200. Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale. 954-475-1200 or http://www.debbiesdream.org
Saturday, April 18, at 6 p.m.
Saint George's Day Dinner
Royal Society of Saint George
Join Royal Society members, friends and fellow Brits for the annual dinner, which will be "alfresco" on the patio overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. $75. Marriot Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, 1200 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954-942-7330 or http://www.baccbroward.org
Monday, April 20, at 8 a.m.
Weston Lawyers' Scholarship Golf Classic
Rotary Club of Weston
18 holes of golf and a full day of entertainment and activities. All proceeds fund college scholarships for seniors at Cypress Bay High School and Sagemont High School in Weston, and Western High School in Davie. $2,000. Weston Hills Country Club, 2600 Country Club Way, Weston. 954-473-1937 or http://www.westonrotary.com
Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m.
"Jack's Joint" Blackjack Tournament
Special Olympics Broward
The event will feature jazz singer Vinyl Blvd, a cabaret show, open bar, food, and silent and live auctions. $99; for an additional $1, players receive $1,000 in "funny money" for the tournament. Bar Stache,109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-262-2150 or
Wednesday, April 22
Stop by any Florida Community Bank wearing blue to recognize Prevent Child Abuse Month. Customers and non-customers are invited to visit any of the 52 branches for complimentary refreshments and goodies. http://www.floridacommunitybank.com/philanthropy
Thursday, April 23 at noon
South Florida Broward Forum & Showcase
The Real Deal
The event will bring together everyone in the South Florida real estate industry, including brokers, developers, designers, investors and homebuyers. Free. Design Center of the Americas, 1855 Griffin Road, Dania Beach. 212-254-7400
Thursday, April 23, at 6 p.m.
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
The event will honor Kelley Shanley for his role in the development of Riverwalk Park and downtown Fort Lauderdale. Those with VIP tickets can enter at 5 p.m. $150 for general admission; $200 for VIP. Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-468-1541 or http://www.goriverwalk.com
Thursday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m.
April General Meeting
Plantation Historical Society
Peter Colon, historian and re-enactor, will speak on World War II. Free. Plantation Historical Museum, 511 N. Fig Tree Lane, Plantation. 954-797-2722 or http://www.plantationhistoricalmuseum.org
Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m.
St. Jude Culinary Soirée
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
The evening will showcase fabulous cuisine from local restaurants. There also will be cocktails and live and silent auctions. The Weedline Band will perform rock 'n' roll and acoustic soul. The attire is casual chic, and comfortable shoes are encouraged. $100. Bonnet House Museum and Garden, 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale. 305-265-1371 or http://www.stjude.org/culinarysoiree
Friday, April 24, at 7:30 a.m.
Rock the House with YAA
Young At Art Museum
Richie Supa, the singer-songwriter who has written more than 300 songs for artists such as Pink, Johnny Winter, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Ozzy Osbourne, and his special guests Ricky Byrd (guitar), Muddy Shews (bass) and Randi Fishenfeld (violin) headline the entertainment at the fourth annual gala. $250. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-5028 or http://www.youngatartmuseum.org
Friday, April 24, at 4 p.m.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Grand Opening Party
Sunshine Kids Foundation
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty will celebrate the grand opening of its new location with hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and prize giveaways. There will also be a raffle to raise funds for Sunshine Kids Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients receiving treatment. Free. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, 10025 Cleary Blvd., Plantation. 954-474-4000
Saturday, April 25, at 10 a.m.
Brides Against Breast Cancer Tour of Gowns
Programs for those affected by cancer
The nationwide tour sells new and gently used wedding gowns at great discounts, with proceeds funding free support groups for those affected by cancer. $20. Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort, 4060 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale. 941-921-5539
Saturday, April 25, at 6 p.m.
A Sneak Peak at Summer Chic
The fashion show fundraiser will include a cocktail hour, runway show and both live and silent auctions. $250. Leighton Estate, 1612 W. Lake Drive, Fort Lauderdale. http://www.handyinc.org
Sunday, April 26, at 7:30 a.m.
WALK like MADD and MADD Dash
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
This year, thousands of people in more than 60 cities around the nation will participate in a 5K event to eliminate drunk driving from roadways. $25. Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. http://www.walklikemadd.org/fortlauderdale
Monday, April 27, at 5 p.m.
Riverwalk Spring Get Downtown 2015
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
This is Fort Lauderdale's largest outdoor cocktail hour and offers the best flavors of Fort Lauderdale from a variety of local restaurants and bars. Admission includes two drink tickets, live entertainment and an array of tastes from some of Fort Lauderdale's most notable dining venues. YOLO Restaurant, 333 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-468-1541 or http://www.goriverwalk.com
Thursday, April 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Corks and Forks
PACE for Girls Broward and WEC's Women Empowering Women Scholarship/Mentor Program
Enjoy a night out with a wine sommelier and Marco's fabulous food pairings. $50. Café Vico, 1125 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 954-557-2297 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m.
Saint Anthony Foundation for Education
The "men only" fundraiser will honor William Maus Jr. and Hank Langsenkamp, two notable Saint Anthony alumnus. $175. Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, 2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-467-9009
Friday, May 1, at 11 a.m.
Models of Inspiration Fashion Show & Luncheon
The organization will honor the 2015 Schott exceptional clients at a special fundraiser that supports the organization and recognizes individuals with special needs. $75. Weston Hills Country Club, 6591 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City. 954-434-3306 or http://www.schottcommunities.org
Friday, May 1, at 11:30 a.m.
2015 Fun Lunch
Leadership Broward Foundation
Six honorees and community rock stars will take over the stage for the "Let's Rock!"-themed event. Each honoree has made a difference in our community by redefining the meaning of leadership in his or her career achievements, commitment to the community and dedication to the foundation. $65 for Leadership Broward members; $45 for Emerge Broward members; $75 for others. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. 954-767-8866 or http://www.leadershipbroward.org
Friday, May 1, at 1:30 p.m.
Parkland Buddy Sports
Friday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Las Olas Wine & Food Festival
The American Lung Association
Now in its 20th year, this street festival offers signature cuisine from more than 70 of South Florida's most desirable dining destinations and more than 45 tables of wine from around the world. $100. Las Olas Boulevard, between Southeast Sixth Avenue and Southeast 10th Avenue. 954-524-4658 or http://www.lasolaswff.com
Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Broward County Plant Affair
Plantation Historical Museum
The event will feature a variety of South Florida-grown plants, trees, bromeliads and decorative items for the porch or patio from 30 vendors. The event is dog friendly. $1.50. Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane, Plantation. 954-797-2722 or http://www.plantation.org/museum
Saturday, May 2, at 7 a.m.
March for Babies
March of Dimes
Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the three-mile walk begins at 8:30 a.m. There will be food, entertainment, a Kid's Corner, exercise and activities for all ages. Nova Southeastern University, 3300 College Ave., Davie. http://www.marchforbabies.org/event/broward
Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 a.m.
The Color Run 5K
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
This one-of-a-kind experience is less about speed and more about enjoying the color crazy day with friends and family. $45. Huizenga Park, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-468-1541 or http://www.goriverwalk.com
Saturday, May 2, at 11 a.m.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
PACE Center for Girls Broward
Share a mimosa brunch with girlfriends on the Intracoastal. The silent auction features designer purses, jewelry, beauty items and spa packages. $50. Coral Ridge Yacht Club, 2800 Yacht Club Drive, Fort Lauderdale. 954-561-6939 or http://www.pacecenter.org/broward
Saturday, May 2, at noon
The centers' 350 students, their mentors and volunteers will participate in a service project across the community. The organization is hoping to raise $100,000 during the event to grow their reach to additional students in Broward County. Pine Island Park Multipurpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Road, Davie. 954-530-1871 or http://www.firewallcenters.org
Saturday, May 2, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Rock the Race
Ann Storck Center
Derby fans will come together to celebrate the Kentucky Derby for a good cause. This signature event features a live DJ, silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and prizes for best dressed, best hat and best bowtie. $100 for VIP; $50 for general admission. Passion Nightclub at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5701 Seminole Way, Hollywood. 954-584-8000 or http://www.annstorckcenter.org
Saturday, May 2, at 4:30 p.m.
Kentucky Derby Party
Symphony of the Americas
Come out to the party that celebrates the most exciting two minutes in sports. Ladies should wear hats, and men should sport bow ties. Guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and a hat contest. $75. Harbor Beach Home, 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale. 954-335-7002 or http://www.sota.org
Sunday, May 3, at 7 a.m.
Wings for Life World Run
Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation
The global race will have 35 simultaneous starts across six continents. $50. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise. http://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com
Sunday, May 3, at 11 a.m.
Lips' Raise Your Hair High Gospel Brunch
Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride
Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, will host an all-new Raise Your Hair High Gospel Brunch. The event is the official kick-off fundraiser for the 12th annual "SMART Ride," a 165-mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West planned for this November. $40. Lips, 1421 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park. 954-567-0987 or http://www.lipsfla.com
Tuesday, May 5, at 5:30 p.m.
PINION Passion hour
Special Olympics of Broward County
The event includes one cocktail and appetizers. After the event, there will be a PINION special: a three-course menu for $35. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Café Vico, 1125 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 954-614-6792 or http://www.pinioninc.com
Thursday, May 7, at 7:30 a.m.
Making Real Connections
The breakfast will honor local individuals and organizations that have played key roles in helping 2-1-1 Broward accomplish its goals. Honorees include Forest Williams; Brett Friedman; Juliet Roulhac; John Benz; Lynne Wines; Mark Gauert; Kathleen Cannon; Signature Grand and the City of Plantation. $45. Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84, Davie. 954-765-1329 or http://www.211-broward.org
Friday, May 8, at 9 a.m.
Dr. Nan Hutchison Broward Senior Hall of Fame Installation Breakfast
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County
Seniors, age 60 and older, will be recognized for their volunteer excellence . New members will be: Eugene Andersen, Commissioner Claudette Bruck, Dr. Abraham Fischler, Dino Georgiou, Commissioner Diane Glasser, Lt. Col. Leo Gray, Luvonia McCray, Lori Parrish, Rona Silberman and Loretta Young. $40. Woodlands Country Club, 4600 Woodlands Blvd., Tamarac. 954-745-9567 or http://www.adrcbroward.org
Thursday, May 7, at noon
Construction Association of South Florida's Charity Gold Classic
Children's Aid Club and Taylor's Closet
The 18-hour foursome scramble will include lunch, golf cart, green fees, refreshments on the course and an awards buffet dinner. $250. Fort Lauderdale Country Club, 215 Country Club Circle, Plantation. 954-974-6333
Friday, May 8, at 7 p.m.
The Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
The sixth annual event will pit more than 15 of South Florida's best restaurants against each other as they compete for the title of "Best Burger." VIP admission allows entry 30 minutes early, unlimited burger samples from all burger contestant contenders, a french fry bar and all-you-care-to-drink craft beer. $40 for general admission; $125 for VIP. Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-468-1541, ext. 205, or email@example.com
Saturday, May 9, at 10:30 a.m.
Sunflower Circle of Friends Mother's Day Champagne Brunch
Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center
This family-friendly event will include musical entertainment, silent auction items and a buffet brunch with carving stations, vegetarian and vegan options as well as mimosas. $75. Lauderdale Yacht Club, 1725 SE 12th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-725-1040 or http://www.childrensdiagnostic.org
Saturday, May 9, at 6 p.m.
Flip Flops on the Rooftop!
Jack & Jill Children's Center
Leave your heels and ties at home and enjoy a fun, casual night out for a great cause. Enjoy dancing and food against a beach backdrop. $125. Westin Beach Resort, 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-8772 or http://www.jackandjillcenter.org
Saturday, May 9, at 7 p.m.
Black & White Gala
Broward Education Foundation
The gala will honor Jarett and Dara Levan, Dwight and Dinah Stephenson and BrightStar Credit Union. $150. Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, 2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. 754-321-2030 or http://www.browardedfoundation.org
Wednesday, May 13, at 11 a.m.
Women in Distress
The luncheon will begin with a silent auction, followed by the program at noon. The event will honor supporters who have made a difference and who are survivors of domestic violence and have overcome obstacles in his or her life. $85. Signature Grand, 6900 W. State Road 84, Davie. 954-760-9800 or http://www.womenindistress.org/starfishluncheon
Wednesday, May 13, at 7:45 p.m.
Bepop & Beyond
Gold Coast Jazz Society
The jazz concert will feature Mike Longo, a jazz pianist. $45. Broward Center for the Performing Arts' Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222 or http://www.goldcoastjazz.org
Friday, May 15, at 11:30 a.m.
ChildNet Care for Kids Luncheon
Friday, May 15, at noon
The Secret Garden Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
Broward Meals on Wheels
The organization will pay tribute to volunteers for their dedication and compassion at the seventh annual luncheon. $25. Woodlands Country Club, 4600 Woodlands Blvd., Tamarac. 954-731-8770 or http://www.bmow.org
Saturday, May 16, at 7 a.m.
5K on A1A
Covenant House Florida
More than 500 runners and walkers are expected to participant. A post-race party at The Parrot will feature drink specials and snack foods. $25 until May 1; $30 between May 1 and May 15; $35 the day of event. World Famous Parrot Lounge, 911 Sunrise Lane, Fort Lauderdale. http://www.5kona1a.com
Saturday, May 16, at 6 p.m.
Daddy Daughter Dance
Junior Achievement of South Florida
This unforgettable evening for dads and their daughters will include a red carpet and dinner donated by Chick-fil-A, Angelo Elia, Cold Stone Creamery, Hoffman's Chocolate and Chloe's Cupcakes. The girls will have dance competitions with their dads. $60. JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College, 1130 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. 954-979-7116 or http://www.jasouthflorida.org/daddydaughterdance
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 19 and 20
Broward Aging Network Conference
Aging & Disability Resource Center of Broward County
The 34th annual event is themed "Get into the ACT!" 400 seniors, professionals and community advocates are expected to attend this two-day learning event. Expert speakers will provide essential information to help seniors remain independent. $35. Southwest Focal Point Senior Center, 301 NW 103rd Ave., Pembroke Pines. 954-745-9567 or http://www.adrcbroward.org/banc
Saturday, May 30, at 6:30 a.m.
KID Hero 5K
Kids in Distress
Participants can sign up in teams or individually and are encouraged to raise funds on behalf of the children and families at the organization. Registered runners will receive a chip to monitor their time. Post-race activities include a celebratory breakfast and music. $35. Huizenga Plaza, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-390-7620 or http://www.kidhero5k.org
Saturday, May 30, at 5:30 p.m.
Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Enjoy a chic evening dockside at Bahia Mar aboard a beautiful private yacht featuring hors d'oeuvres, dinner, open bar, live entertainment and mingling with special celebrity guests. After dinner, guests will embark on a cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway on board the new Grand Floridian with dessert, dancing and live entertainment. $750. Yacht owners can enter their boat and receive admission for up to 20 guests and all activities for $15,000. Dessert cruise tickets are $100. Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center, 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-728-1019 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 30, at 7 p.m.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The gala honors Fort Lauderdale's finest young professionals for their outstanding contributions to the community, professional achievements and their fundraising commitment to the foundation. $150. The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-739-5006
Saturday, June 6, at 9 a.m.
Ellen Ehrhart Medical Symposium
The Scleroderma Foundation, Southeast Florida chapter
Scleroderma patients, caregivers and medical professionals are invited to attend this event to learn more about this disease and local resources available to them. Speakers will include medical professionals who are actively involved with scleroderma. Free. The Embassy Suites Hotel, 661 NW 53rd St., Boca Raton. 954-798-1954 or http://www.scleroderma.org
Saturday, June 6, at 9 a.m.
HOPE Outreach Center
The event has local businesses putting together teams to build structures made entirely of canned food items, which are later donated to Broward food pantries. The sculptures will be made on June 5, and the finished products will be judged on June 6. Free. Westfield Mall, 8000 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation. 954-321-0909 or http://www.hopeoutreachfl.org/current-needs
Friday, July 24, at 8 p.m.
Bachelor & Bachelorette Dream Date Auction
Make-A-Wish Southern Florida