This is a list of reader-submitted opportunities to learn, take classes, stroll through galleries and museums or have front-row seats to experience some great music — from the convenience and comfort of your own home. All programs and activities are subject to change.
Cocktails and Composting: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 7. Join the Youth Environmental Alliance that will share ideas with like-minded individuals who enjoy learning composting and gardening tricks of the trade. From YEA in Davie. 954-382-0188. yeafrog.org/events. $10.
Conversation with Operatic Countertenor Jordan Rutter: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Learn about the career of embracing opera, concert repertoire, and contemporary work and how opera can bring change to society. Presented Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale. 954-763-8565. RSVP for Zoom link at bit.ly/3ch12SU. Free.
Train the Brain Campaign & Virtual Workshops: 6-7 p.m. Oct. 8. Build resiliency with self-care and self-talk. Self-empowerment leads to self-improvement. All ages welcome. Also see “Sisters Serving Sisters,” 7-8 p.m. Oct. 9 on Zoom. For more information on the Palm Health Foundation’s behavioral health services email [email protected] Register for link at TraintheBrainPBC.org. Upcoming: Write to Heal Workshop, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 14. Various workshops through Oct. 31. Free.
Blues Women — The First Civil Rights Workers: 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 8. Blues Women: The First Civil Rights Workers Online in Boca Raton. southflorida.wnba-books.org/events. Free.
Lunch with Art: Lecture Series — Virtual Edition: 12:15 p.m. Oct. 8. Join curatorial consultant Derek T. Davis, on the 2nd Thursday of each month as he guides you into the world of the Ely family in Pompano Beach, all while you enjoy your lunch. Reserve space at: bit.ly/2Xr1l7A.
Science Off Tap Series — CSI Wildlife: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 8. Next month, Nov. 12: “Mangroves on the Move.” Presented by the Florida Museum of Natural History and University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute on Zoom. Visit bit.ly/3lNZUKP to register. Free.
Festival of the Arts Boca’s 15th Anniversary Virtual Gala: 7 p.m. Oct. 8, Proceeds benefit music education initiatives in the community. Watch the celebration live on Facebook, YouTube, and the Festival’s website. Features presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky, violinist Joshua Bell, and more. Registration open now at bit.ly/3lugzmF. Silent auction access $10. festivalboca.org.
‘Live from our Living Room’ @ New World Symphony: 7 p.m. Oct. 9 and 23. Virtual concerts on Facebook, YouTube; also on the 1st and 3rd Fridays in November and December. Plus, archived concerts available to stream. Visit NWS Digital at NWS.edu, Free.
Norton Museum of Art Presents Film & Talk — A Postcard to Nina: 7 p.m. Oct. 9. See more “Vista” programs that celebrate the people and cultures of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Finale performance features Tloke Nahuake, a traditional ceremony with Aztec music and dance in celebration of Indigenous People’s Day, Oct. 12. Registration required for select events; admission free unless otherwise noted. 561-832-5196 or email [email protected] Visit norton.org/vista.
Mental Health in Florida Virtual Speaker Series: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 10 with a discussion on Mental Health & Criminal Justice, presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Florida. New discussions monthly on the 2nd Saturday through Feb. 13. Register once for the series at namiflorida.org/speaker-series. Free.
The Mayor’s Ball will be Virtual: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 10. Monies raised through this event help support programming the Homeless Coalition brings to Palm Beach County residents. To donate, visit homelesscoalitionpbc.org or call 561-355-9912.
Veteran Stand Down Court: 1:30-4 p.m. Oct. 12. Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and Legal Aid Service of Broward host this virtual specialty court docket where low income or at-risk homeless veterans can get help. Requires a computer, mobile device, or telephone. Register for Zoom link by email: [email protected] or call 954-318-4524 and leave a message with name and contact information. browardlegalaid.org or bit.ly/2FRWo27. Free.
Stonewall Literary Book Club: 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 12. Topic: Sex Toys of the Gods. The Stonewall Literary Book Club meets the 2nd Monday of the month. Hosted by Stonewall National Museum and Archives, Fort Lauderdale. 954-763-8565. See bit.ly/3646rM1. Free.
Best Selling Author Lisa See: 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Virtual presentation by New York Times best-selling author of “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” hosted by National Council of Jewish Women, Greenacres City. 973-476-4592. Register at ncjwpalmbeach.org. $25.
Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society Zoom Auction: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 12. Register for Zoom link by sending email to [email protected] or call 954-336-4948. Visit flos.org for details on monthly Zoom meetings. Free.
American Heritage School Virtual Open Houses: Oct. 13 and Oct. 17 for Palm Beach and Broward counties. For more information and to reserve a spot, visit ahschool.com. Spaces limited, RSVP asap.
Tribeca Film Festival Presents Picture a Scientist: 4 p.m. Oct. 13 and 18. Chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. For ages 12-up. Free access; registration required. smdcac.org.
Take a ‘Front Row’ Seat to Science: 4-5 p.m. Oct. 14. Chemical Biology & Cancer Drugs; Nov. 12, Can Microbiome Prevent Cardiovascular Disease?; and Dec. 16, Silencing the HIV Reservoir. Free with registration at frontrow.scripps.edu or contact [email protected]
Discussion of The Folly & the Glory: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Tim Weiner traces the roots of political warfare — the conflict America and Russia have waged. Online from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. 954-856-8079. fauf.fau.edu/PBBF-Weiner. $8-$10. FAU students, faculty, and alumni free.
For the First Time in Forever with Josh Gad: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 15. The David Posnack JCC invites you to an exclusive, virtual event with Josh Gad. Online from Davie. 954-434-0499, ext, 321. dpjcc.org/forever. $50.
American Foreign Policy Lecture Series: Noon-1 p.m. Oct. 16. Jeffrey Morton, FAU Professor and Foreign Policy Association Fellow, discusses key foreign policy issues. Online from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. 561-297-6124. bit.ly/2HqqJoM. $15-$80. Single lecture tickets available.
Susan G. Komen Florida Hosts Virtual ‘More than Pink’ Walk: 9 a.m. Oct. 17. To register visit facebook.com/komenflorida. For information, contact Denise Mariani at [email protected] To learn more, call 561-514-3020, email [email protected], or visit komenflorida.org or bit.ly/2Rb8Njw.
COVID-Relief Concert Series, JazzAid: 8 p.m. Oct. 17. Enjoy cool (virtual) jazz while fundraising for World Central Kitchen by Chef Jose Andres. Online series streaming from the Banyan Bowl. Series continues through April 10. 305-669-6990. pinecrestgardens.org/jazzaid. $15 per show; continues through April 10.
Friends of Jupiter Beach Virtual Food & Wine Festival: 4-5 p.m. Oct. 17. This virtual 2-day auction fundraiser ends at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 and offers fun online presentations. 561-748-8140. Register to get link at fjbfoodandwine.org. $26 to commemorate the 26 years of Friends of Jupiter Beach.
Virtual Grief Camp to Help Children Deal with Loss: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19. Space is limited. Club Seahorse application at bit.ly/33ZQkxY; email: [email protected] Hosted by Trustbridge on WebEx. Supplies delivered to your home before camp. Free to attend.
FAU lectures Series: 7 p.m. Oct. 19, author Mitch Albom discusses his latest book, “Finding Chika.” Presented by FAU’s Osher LifeLong Learning Institute. Lectures are on Zoom. $10 each. RSVP at fau.edu.
Hot Topic Discussion — Election Campaign Ads & Polls: Noon Oct. 21. Panel of experts presented by the League of Women Voters PBC. Register for Zoom link at lwvpbc.org/events. Free.
Emerging Art From War-torn Syria, War and Hope: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. through Oct. 23. Virtual tours of exhibition available on the ArtServe Facebook page in Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-8190. See bit.ly/3i3DDFQ. Free.
12th Annual Go Blue Awards: 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 23. This year’s Loggerhead Marinelife Center event is online and features renowned photographer Joel Sartore as keynote speaker. Sartore has dedicated 25 years to National Geographic Magazine and is founder of the @NatGeo Photo Ark project. Virtual awards ceremony $25-up. marinelife.org/connect/goblue.
Gift of Life Steps for Life Virtual 5K: Now through Oct. 25. Event is dedicated to raising awareness for blood stem cell and bone marrow transplants. Virtual, from Boca Raton. 917-982-2900. giftoflife.org/virtual5k. Various levels: $30-$60.
Spread Love Fundraising: Through Oct. 31. Business for the Arts Broward announced that proceeds from sales of signed limited edition prints of Cey Adams’ “Love” mural will benefit BFA’s programming. Virtual campaign from Fort Lauderdale. 954-940-5344. bit.ly/33VWtcX. Free to browse, prices vary.
Ashanti Cultural Arts Virtual Classes & Events. (ongoing) Features beginner hip hop Saturdays 11-11:50 a.m.; advanced hip hop Thursdays 6-7 p.m.; African dance Saturdays noon-1 p.m. and much more. Sponsored by the City of Pompano Beach and the Rotary Club. See ashanticulturalarts.org.
Tai Chi for Arthritis: Gentle class for seniors 10:30-11:30 a.m. through Nov. 4. Regular adult class 11 a.m.-noon through Dec. 1. Classes are virtual from Sunrise on Zoom. For link, call the Area Agency on Aging at 954-745-9567 ext.10249 to register. Classes meet twice weekly. Free.
Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital Fundraiser: Ends at noon Oct. 16. The project will provide Title-I schools with free educational programming. Resources will be geared toward K-12 classes to bring them an immersive environmental science experience. Donate at: sawgrassnaturecenter.org or bit.ly/3mQcU3a.
‘Ask Hanna’ is a Free, Anonymous Health Chat: (ongoing) Submit queries anytime; answers available 9-a.m.-5 p.m. South Florida PBS stations’ (WPBT & WXEL) Health Channel launched a free health counseling service. Provides individuals access to general health and wellness information and answers via live chat with health advisors who provide immediate responses. Ask Hanna is available online at askhanna.tv.
Boca History 101 — A Virtual Lecture Series: Noon-12:30 p.m., Thursdays, through Nov. 12. This 10-part virtual series. Topics include: A Brief History; Pioneer Days; Addison Mizner and the 1920s; and Boca During World War II. Presented by the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum. bocahistory.org. $25. bit.ly/2Yf0W8u. RSVP: 561-395-6766, ext. 101 or email [email protected]
Broward Teacher/Entrepreneur Home Office Makeover Contest: Enter through Oct. 31. BrightStar Credit Union will reward one deserving Broward teacher or displaced entrepreneur affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, who needs a new or revamped workspace in their home. Submit a short 30-60 second video explaining why you should win, plus follow and tag @brightstarcu on Instagram. See bscu.org/makeover for rules and more details. Free to enter.
Peter London Launches [email protected] Virtual Series: (ongoing) Miami’s global dance company features artist talks, interviews with choreographers and experts, plus specialized education courses. [email protected] is streaming on PATREON. Subscriptions start at $10 a month. PLGDC.org or bit.ly/3m6GZLz.
FAU Galleries Present a Look at Our Past, Present & Future Politics: (ongoing) Through Jan. 15. The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will debut four online exhibitions that are united by a consideration of current and historic political issues. Each online presentation will be accessible as a link at fau.edu/galleries.
From The Frank to You — Virtual Workshops & Lectures: (ongoing) In this virtual classroom, guests of all ages can watch video art-making workshops, step-by-step craft tutorials, video lectures and storybook readings. New content added regularly. The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery in Pembroke Pines. 954-392-2120. Visit thefrankgallery.org or bit.ly/2FtWCfE. Free.
The Heritage Project Presents The Afro-Latinx Music Experience: 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 28. Zoom webinar presented by the Arsht Center. This is an artistic “Salon Series” with experts to examine a variety of topics affecting Black artists. Each session is a panel discussion and audience Q&A. Register at bit.ly/2Rx8L5X. Free.
Food Addicts in Recovery (FA): 9:30-11 a.m. Sundays. Online Zoom meeting; contact [email protected] or call 310-422-5959. This is a Sunday Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food issues. Normally meets at Biscayne Medical Arts Center, Aventura. Register for link at bit.ly/2GC6P9V. Repeats weekly.
Stranahan House Museum Online: (ongoing) Live at 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Tune in for shared stories and livestreaming family-friendly programs. Take a virtual tour of the museum and grounds. No account needed to access content on the museum’s Facebook page at bit.ly/39C7qTs. See stranahanhouse.org or email [email protected] Free.
Palm Beach County Library — Digital Events: (ongoing) Activities and programs on Zoom. Pre-register to download instructions and sign up for stories and songs about magical unicorns, or learn about watercolor painting, how to engineer a paper airplane or catch a Latin-flavor cooking demo. See bit.ly/2C62OZE. Free.
At Home With Gumbo Limbo: (ongoing) The Nature Center offers many virtual adventures and activities for kids and the whole family. Includes self-guided beachcombing, nature detectives and videos on Facebook and YouTube. Visit the Virtual Program page. Boca residents can register via Webtrac. Visit gumbolimbo.org or call 561-544-8605. Free.
Broward Library’s Facebook Collection: (ongoing) Includes videos curated for all ages, including a Magic Show; a Zoom performance by the Miami Children’s Museum; or a “Matter of Fact Show” with MODS. Meet an engineer from the NASA Artemis Program; tour Flamingo Gardens; or celebrate the legacy of Stevie Wonder. See: bit.ly/3igsmCP. Free.
Digital Days @ Unity of Delray Beach: (ongoing) New talks posted 6 a.m. Sundays. Programs include sermon and meditation, children’s lessons, videos and music. Stay connected daily with podcasts, and inspirational writings at unityofdelraybeach.org.
Broward Center Presents Online Classes for All Ages: (ongoing) Free online classes include singing, acting, dancing and improv. Stay connected with this online series available anytime. You can also follow the Facebook page to access previous videos and content. See: browardcenter.org and click on [email protected] or visit bit.ly/2EhNvxA.
MODS Virtual Camp Discovery: (ongoing) Museum of Discovery and Science releases videos weekday mornings with daily activities, resources, and educational content. STEM programs range from story time and hands-on activities to science demonstrations. Visit Mods.org or on Facebook, and YouTube.
Brain Bites, Games & How does my brain work? (ongoing) Florida Atlantic University offers Virtual Resources for educators, students, and curious neuro-explorers of all ages. Download Brain Games, puzzles, tests or experiments developed by FAU Brain Institute researchers. Listen to podcasts, watch videos at fau.edu/ibrain or bit.ly/31aWfxj.
Pompano Beach Arts: (ongoing) Features entertaining and educational programming, with videos for all ages. Includes creative writing classes, visual and therapeutic arts, music, lectures, interviews, workshops, theater basics, storytelling, etc. Some events have fees with specific times; others are available anytime and free. Visit Pompano Beach Arts at bit.ly/2DfBgkE.
Cooking with The Galleria: (ongoing) Watch instructional videos from Seasons 52 expert chef Elvis Bravo as he cooks a favorite brunch special or demonstrates how to prepare basic and expert culinary creations. View cooking demonstrations on the Galleria’s Facebook page at bit.ly/2DfFOHK.
Miami Book Fair is Virtual & Free: (upcoming) Nov. 15-22. It will be a blend of prerecorded events and livestream, with author interviews and Q&A sessions. Some events available on the website for one night only. Over 170 English-language authors and 80 Spanish-language authors have signed up. See miamibookfair.com.
NSU Art Museum Extends Exhibits: Transitions and Transformations will be on view through January; plus I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America and William J. Glackens: From Pencil to Paint will remain until spring. The Museum in Fort Lauderdale begins its new exhibition season Nov. 21 with the South Florida Cultural Consortium exhibition. nsuartmuseum.org.
Broward House SMART Ride Reimagined: (upcoming) Nov. 20-22. Historically it’s been a 2-day 165-mile ride from Miami to Key West. This year, riders are being challenged to ride wherever they are that weekend. Anyone can participate by committing to log the miles, minutes, or any other measurable metric of a physical challenge they choose. Register at thesmartride.org or browardhouse.org.
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