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.
Arsht Center Offers John Lewis Documentary ‘Good Trouble.’ Sept. 30 is the final day this film is available. Five dollars of the $12 film rental will go to the Adrienne Arsht Center as a donation. Visit arshtcenter.org.
‘State of Hunger’ Virtual Town Hall: Noon, Sept. 30. Zoom panel discussion with Palm Beach County and Food Bank officials. Register for link at pbcfoodbank.org. Free.
The Heritage Project Presents Songs of Freedom: 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 30. 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. Next up: The Afro-Latinx Music Experience: 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 28.
Conversation with Activist, Writer and Documentarian Steven F. Dansky: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Dansky will screen clips of LGBT interviews from his documentary, Attend Me: A Pandemic Journal, followed by Q&A. Presented by Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale. 954-763-8565. Register: bit.ly/33OSm2m. Free.
Sukkot/Simchat Torah Fun: 4:30 p.m., Oct. 1. Visit pjlibrary.org or on Facebook. Call 561-852-6080 or email [email protected] to register to get the Zoom link and password at jewishboca.org/pjsukkot. Free.
Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 1. Presented by the Museum of Discovery and Science on Zoom. Topic is “Sea Turtle Conservation in South Florida: Challenges and Triumphs,” a panel discussion. mods.org/saveourseas. 954-467-6637. Register for free link at bit.ly/2Q7jaoa.
Cool Topic on a Hot Issue — Navigating Sea Level Rise: Noon Oct. 2. Panel experts presented by the League of Women Voters PBC. Register for Zoom link at lwvpbc.org/events. Free.
‘Ask Hanna’ is a Free, Anonymous Health Chat: (ongoing) Submit queries anytime; answers 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.
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.
Run, Creep or Crawl Challenge: Oct. 1-31, anytime, any place. Produced by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce. To participate, register and pay $45 at RunCreepCrawl.com.
Virtual Animal Blessing for Pets & Other Creatures: All day Saturday, Oct. 3 via YouTube. Photos of pets, past and present, submitted by Sept. 25 may be included. All pets welcome. Blessings may include those who have passed away, plus all of the world’s wildlife and farm animals. Email photos with pet’s name, age, breed, and your name to: [email protected] Visit unityofdelraybeach.org.
At Home With Gumbo Limbo: (ongoing) The Nature Center has many adventures and activities for kids and the whole family. Includes videos and demonstrations — from learning about plants and wildlife to creating crafts. Visit the Virtual Program page. Boca residents can register via Webtrac. Visit gumbolimbo.org or call 561-544-8605.
FAU Theatre Lab Goes Virtual: 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents a Playwright’s Master Class, followed by a Playwright’s Forum reading of “The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons” with talkback at 4 p.m. Zoom master class $30 per event; readings $15 per event. Sundays through October. See fau.edu/theatrelab.
16th Annual Art Competition: Deadline Oct. 5. Artists 18 years and older residing in the tri-county area are eligible to participate in this virtual art competition to win $200 in categories Digital Art, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Watercolor. Hosted by City of Pembroke Pines and Best in Show Studio 18. Call 954-961-6067. ppines.com/artcompetition. Free.
FAU lectures Series: 7 p.m. Oct. 6, features journalist Jeffrey Toobin discussing his new book, “True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump.” 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. Series continues through Dec. 8.
Virtual Art Salons on Zoom: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and the first Tuesday of the month through May. Includes artist introduction, a PowerPoint presentation, followed by an open discussion. Register for Zoom link at elleschorrphotography.com. Free.
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. 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 or bit.ly/35z3KC7. 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: “CSI Wildlife”; and 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. 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 through Oct. 12 that celebrate the people and cultures of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Finale Performance by Tloke Nahuake, a traditional ceremony features Aztec music and dance in celebration of Indigenous People’s Day, Oct. 12. Registration required for select events; admission free unless otherwise noted. 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.
NSU Art Museum Extends Exhibits: (ongoing) Happy! will be on view through Oct. 11; 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.
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.
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]
2nd Presidential Debate: Prime time Oct. 15. Broadcast live from the Arsht Center in Miami on ABC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, and NBC, also live-streamed on CBS Radio and NPR.
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 w[email protected], or visit komenflorida.org or bit.ly/2Rb8Njw.
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.
12th Annual Go Blue Awards: 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 or bit.ly/32tf1BL.
Gift of Life Steps for Life Virtual 5K: Ends Oct. 25. This virtual 5K fundraiser is dedicated to raising awareness for blood stem cell and bone marrow transplants. Register, participate and submit your time. Call 917-982-2900. See giftoflife.org/virtual5k. Free.
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]
Palm Beach Photographic Centre: Online exhibit runs through Nov. 28. Members’ Show features the 24th annual juried exhibition. Also on display is the exhibition, showcasing works by talented young people, ages 10-17, from the summer’s virtual FOTOcamp for Kids. See the works at workshop.org.
Kravis @ Home The Curtain’s Up! (ongoing) Digital stage features a lineup of curated concerts, talks, performances and arts education events. Virtual from West Palm Beach. kravis.org/athome. Free.
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.
Miami Sequarium Kids Corner: (ongoing) Watch videos and become a Reef Ranger; see webisodes with sea turtles, manatees, and whales. Enjoy arts and crafts or play BunnyPaloozza at miamiseaquarium.com/kidscorner.
Visit Manatee Lagoon’s Virtual Learning Site: (ongoing) Take a deep dive into the history of Manatee Lagoon – an FPL Eco-Discovery Center and educational attraction in Riviera Beach. Follow Mia on the Manatee Cam and complete at-home activities. Visit bit.ly/31iyHH4. 561-626-2833 or visitmanateelagoon.com.
Frost Science Features Live Cam & Webinars: (ongoing) See the 500,000-gallon Gulf Stream exhibit with sharks, schools of tuna, devil rays, a loggerhead sea turtle, etc. View a video on Bird Songs & Monkey Business. Visit the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami at frostscience.org/at-home.
Butterfly World: (ongoing) Tour the photo gallery featuring gardens, species displays, flowering plants, and bug zoo. Watch videos on YouTube at bit.ly/2CuyZ5e. Visit the online gift shop to order curbside pickup of ladybugs or pupa at butterflyworld.com.
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.
Virtual Lessons by Symphony Members: (ongoing) Classical instrument training presented by Miramar Cultural Center and The Palm Beach Symphony on the MiramarCultural YouTube channel. Includes clarinet, mallet, snare drum, timpani, flute, trombone, viola and more. See MiramarCulturalCenter.org.
From The Frank to You — Virtual Workshops & Lectures: (ongoing) 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.
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. Weekly.
‘Voices of Race & Change’ Dialogues: (ongoing) Listen to webcasts curated and presented by local author and professor Kitty Oliver, Ph.D. Topics include: Growing up White; School Integration; Ethnic Diversity; and Segregation-era Memories, etc. Features real stories told by people who lived the experiences. Listen at bit.ly/3hc88K1.
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.
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.
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.
To submit events, see sunsentinel.com/calendars for instructions. Send removal requests and corrections to [email protected]
©2020 the Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Visit the Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) at www.sun-sentinel.com
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.