While everyone is staying close to home, here is a list of reader-submitted opportunities to learn, take classes, contribute, stroll through galleries, or have front-row seats to hear and see some great musicians — from the convenience and comfort of your own home. All programs and activities are subject to change.
WBHI Pink Walk — The Virtual Movement: All day, Sept. 20. Two-mile remote walk around neighborhood, park, or beach to support breast cancer education and screenings. 305-825-4081. Sign up at bit.ly/2EOm8LK. $29.50.
Raise the Roof Virtual 5K Fundraiser for Quantum House: Last day to register is 5 p.m. Sept. 20 for the Sept. 27 event. Entry is $35. Visit PalmBeachOutlets.com.
Arsht Center Offers John Lewis Documentary ‘Good Trouble.’ Zoom panel discussion 7 p.m. Sept. 21. $5 of each $12 film rental will go to the Adrienne Arsht Center as a donation. Available through Sept. 30 at arshtcenter.org. RSVP for Zoom link at bit.ly/32ghhfL.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Presents Sea Turtles 101: 10:30 a.m.-noon. Sept. 23, ages 10–13. One-hour LIVEstreamed lesson led by a staff biologist and a 30-minute at-home activity. Cost: $10 a student per program; register early for Zoom link. Upcoming October lesson: “Save Our Seas from Marine Debris.” See marinelife.org/learn/homeschool or bit.ly/34zVTnh
Alfred Hitchcock’s Forgotten Female Accomplices: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 23. Christina Lane will speak at this Women’s National Book Association virtual event in Boca Raton. 561-569-2625. Email [email protected] for Zoom Link. bit.ly/35z3KC7. Free.
VA Mental Health Summit: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 24. This Webex summit will focus on how the pandemic and social and economic climate have impacted the lives of local veterans. Online Event in West Palm Beach. bit.ly/33d4M3U. Free.
12th Annual Go Blue Awards: 6 p.m. Sept. 24 finalists to be announced during Virtual Happy Hour on the Center’s Facebook page at bit.ly/2FE7nf0 or YouTube. Award ceremony is Oct. 23. Virtual awards ceremony $25-up. marinelife.org/connect/goblue or bit.ly/32tf1BL.
Star Gazers — Mission to Mars Online Event: 7-10 p.m. Sept. 24. Virtual discussion presented by South Florida PBS features Star Gazers host Trace Dominguez with scientists from NASA and Schmidt College of Science at FAU. Learn what it takes to travel to Mars and learn all about our neighboring planet. Details at Southfloridapbs.org/events. Free on Facebook and YouTube. Register at bit.ly/2R28p70.
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.
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.
Library Presents 33rd Annual Conference on Children’s Literature Online: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 25. Parents, educators, librarians, storytellers, authors and illustrators are invited. Contact the Community Engagement Youth Services Administration at [email protected] or 954-357-7470. Register via Webex: bit.ly/3hVHQfr. Attendance is free.
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.
Norton Museum of Art Presents Vista: 5 p.m. Sept. 25. Family Studio with José Bedia and A Sense of Place, a hands-on family arts program for $3. See more programs that celebrate the people and cultures of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Sept. 29: Bilingual story time; Oct. 3: A frank conversation about labels, race and identity; 2 p.m. Oct. 8: Book & Art; 7 p.m. Oct. 9: Film & Talk; and Oct. 12: Finale with Aztec music and dance. Visit norton.org/vista. Registration required for select events; admission free unless otherwise noted.
Feeding South Florida 10th Annual Outrun Hunger 5K: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 26. Presented by JM Family Enterprises. Pembroke Park. bit.ly/2E2FsVK. In this virtual event, participants are encouraged to run or walk your favorite 5K route, socially distanced in your community. Send your photos and use the hashtag #FeedingSouthFlorida on social media pages. Email: [email protected] RSVP: $30.
Raise the Roof Virtual 5K Fundraiser for Quantum House. Now through Sept. 27. Funds raised benefit hospitalized children and their families. Register for $35 by 5 p.m. Sept. 20. PalmBeachOutlets.com.
Save the Manatee Virtual 5K: The finish line is Sept. 27. Register now and receive your kit in the mail. Race anywhere, anytime. Run, walk or bike your favorite course near home and get a manatee T-shirt, medal, and race bib. Proceeds support Save the Manatee Club’s conservation efforts. 407-539-0990. savethemanatee5k.com. $38 donation.
High Holy Days @Home: 8-9:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Kol Nidre. Virtual Reform High Holy Days Services Temple Sinai of Palm Beach County in Delray Beach. Yom KIppur: 10 a.m. Sept. 28. Call 561-251-0599 or visit TempleSinaiPBC.org. Free.
Experience 5781 – Embracing a Changing World Together: Sept. 28, B’nai Torah is offering a virtual, prerecorded Yizkor service for Yom Kippur. 561-392-8566. Visit bnai-torah.org for Zoom link.
Troubled Waters — A Turtle Tale: 1-2 p.m. Sept. 29. This PBS and WLRN film and discussion will be viewable throughout September. Presented by Broward Libraries on Webex. 954-765-1577. Register at bit.ly/3jJDmta. Free.
Open Call to Artists — 2nd Annual Art+Stroll Event: Seeking entries from established and emerging artists for the Business for the Arts 2nd annual event in November, held virtually via Zoom. Deadline is September 30 by midnight via online form. Accepted artists will be notified in early October. bit.ly/3bYyUEb. Free.
Sukkot & Simchat Torah Fun: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Get the Zoom link and password at jewishboca.org/pjsukkot.
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.
16th Annual Art Competition: Deadline Oct. 5. Artists 18 years and older residing in the tricounty area are eligible to participate in this virtual art competition to win $200 in the following categories: Digital Art, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Watercolor. Hosted by City of Pembroke Pines. 954-961-6067. ppines.com/artcompetition. Free.
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.
‘Mission United’ Virtual Happy Hour: 5:30–6:30 p.m. Oct. 5, and the first Monday through December. Hosted by United Way of Broward. Programs support U.S. military service members, veterans and their families with employment services, legal assistance, financial stability, education, health and housing information. Register to get Zoom link at bit.ly/335FI07 or call 954-462-4850.
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.” FAU’s Osher LifeLong Learning Institute lectures are on Zoom. $10 each. RSVP at fau.edu.
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.
Lunch with Art Lecture 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, all while you enjoy your lunch. Presented by Pompano Beach Arts. See on Facebook or bit.ly/2YwsqXv.
Science Off Tap Series — CSI Wildlife: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 8 with “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; “Party in Place” packages $150-$350. festivalboca.org.
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.
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 reservation; register at frontrow.scripps.edu or contact [email protected]
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.
Susan G. Komen Florida Hosts Virtual ‘More than Pink’ Walk: 9 a.m. Oct. 17. To register visit facebook.com/komenflorida. For information about supporting the walk to benefit breast cancer research, contact Denise Mariani at [email protected] To learn more, call 561-514-3020, email [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.
Hats Off Nonprofit Awards Nominations: Anytime now through Oct. 19. Nonprofits First honors members of Palm Beach County’s nonprofit sector for their dedication to service with the 4th annual Hats Off Nonprofit Awards. The public is invited to submit nominations online. 561-910-3891. HatsOffAwards.org. Free.
Palm Beach Photographic Centre: Virtual exhibition runs through Nov. 28. Members’ Show features the 24th Annual Juried Exhibition. Also on display is The FOTOcamp Exhibition, showcasing works by young people, ages 10-17, from the summer’s virtual FOTOcamp for Kids. See the works at workshop.org.
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]
Delray Affair is Open — Through Dec. 25: (ongoing) Hosted by Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event is online. Let your fingers do the virtual strolling while you peruse artist bios and browse cyber shops, galleries, studios and boutiques from local exhibitors and vendors. Visit bit.ly/2PFtDXE.
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 bit.ly/32C6Hi5 or see RunCreepCrawl.com for more details.
Food Addicts (FA) in Recovery: 9:30-11 a.m. Sundays. Zoom meeting; contact [email protected] or call 310-422-5959. 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.
Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions: (ongoing) 11 a.m. every Saturday through September. Features talks and resources online through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation’s (GHOF) Facebook page, including Shark Talk, an educational workbook with stories, artwork, ocean conservation activities and games and quizzes to download at no cost. See facebook.com/DrGuyHarvey.
Broward Center Online Classes for All Ages: (ongoing) Free 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. For details, see: browardcenter.org and click on [email protected] or visit bit.ly/2EhNvxA.
‘Voices of Race & Change’ Dialogues: (ongoing) Listen to webcasts curated and presented by 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.
‘Sister Act’ On Demand @ Lake Worth Playhouse: (ongoing) See the recorded show for $12 or watch free digital shorts, “ZoomTube,” and “Behind the Curtain” features while the Lake Worth Playhouse stage is dark. You can also register for online classes. Show tickets at bit.ly/3iDhwqB good for viewing within 48 hours. Visit lakeworthplayhouse.org.
[email protected]: (ongoing) The Adrienne Arsht Center brings the best of the city’s top musicians, actors, writers, visual artists, dancers, and performers who create and share work you can watch at any time. The stage may be dark, but Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and the New World Symphony are still offering playlists, videos, interviews and performances. Visit bit.ly/3abr8pH.
Lifelong Learning Institute: (ongoing) Times and dates vary at Nova Southeastern University’s LLI. Features classes, presentations and programs for seniors via Zoom. Register for link at bit.ly/2Chw0wK. Call 954-262-8471 or email [email protected] $30 a month or $15 each.
Broward Library’s Facebook Collection: (ongoing) Includes videos curated for all ages. Consider: a recorded Zoom performance by the Miami Children’s Museum; or a “Matter of Fact Show” with MODS. You can meet an engineer from the NASA Artemis Program, take a virtual tour of Flamingo Gardens; or celebrate the legacy of Stevie Wonder. Visit: bit.ly/3igsmCP. Free.
Palm Beach County Library — Digital Events: (ongoing) Many activities and programs are held on Zoom. Participants must pre-register. Download a PDF with instructions and then sign up for things, like stories and songs about magical unicorns, or learning more about watercolor painting. Whatever piques your interest is now online — from engineering a paper airplane to a Latin-flavor cooking demo. Visit bit.ly/2C62OZE.
FLIFF Virtual Cinema, Now Playing: (ongoing) Florida International Film Festival is offering a pay-per-view program of film rentals for $4–$18, during a 48–72-hour period. See what’s on at fliff.com; get a $40 film pass at bit.ly/322ON7V. All film rentals geo-blocked to Florida and 50% of rental fees help support Cinema Paradiso, Hollywood; and Savor Cinema, Fort Lauderdale; and benefit FLIFF.
Frost Science Features Live Cam & Webinars: (ongoing) See the 500,000-gallon Gulf Stream exhibit. Discover silky sharks, scalloped hammerhead sharks, schools of tuna, devil rays, a loggerhead sea turtle and more. Catch a video on Bird Songs & Monkey Business. Visit the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science from your living room at frostscience.org/at-home.
Young At Art Museum in Davie Offers Art Relief: (ongoing) Features virtual museum tours and downloadable activities and ideas for at-home arts and crafts projects. Activities include 360 views of gallery space with clickable content; iSpy 360, and lots of adventures through [email protected], while learning new vocabulary words; in-depth online art classes and more. Visit youngatartmuseum.org. Free.
Cooking with The Galleria: (ongoing) Watch videos from expert chef Elvis Bravo at Seasons 52 as he cooks a favorite brunch special and demonstrates how to prepare basic and expert culinary creations. View archived cooking demonstrations anytime on the Galleria’s Facebook page at bit.ly/2DfFOHK.
Stranahan House Museum Live Online: (ongoing) 11 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays. Tune in for shared stories and livestreaming family-friendly programs or history show-and-tells. Visitors can take virtual tours and more. Participants do not need an account and can access content on the museum’s Facebook page at bit.ly/39C7qTs Wednesday morning. See stranahanhouse.org or email [email protected] Free.
Pompano Beach Arts: (ongoing) Entertaining and educational videos for all ages, including, creative writing classes, visual and therapeutic arts, music, lectures, interviews, workshops, theater basics, storytelling and more. Some events have fees and specific times; others are ongoing and free. Visit pompanobeacharts.org.
Experience ‘Art Couture’ at the intersection of Art and Fashion: (ongoing) Take a 25-minute online tour of the exhibit at the Cornell Art Museum, presented by Old School Square in Delray Beach. Stroll by designs — from the runway to reality — as you play and pause the video at your leisure on YouTube or bit.ly/3k4q7UO. 561-243-7922 or cornellartmuseum.org.
Malayan Tigers & Queensland Koalas: (ongoing) Watch videos, Zoo talks and do at-home activities. Presented by the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. Visit palmbeachzoo.org and click on Activities. 561-547-9453 or visit the Zoo’s page on Facebook.
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. Learn what manatee observers do and complete some at-home activities. 561-626-2833 or visitmanateelagoon.com.
At Home With Gumbo Limbo: (ongoing) The Nature Center’s education team has created virtual adventures and activities for kids and the whole family. Includes videos and demonstrations. Visit the Virtual Program page for more at-home fun. Boca residents can register for programs via Webtrac. Visit gumbolimbo.org or call 561-544-8605.
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. Includes downloadable Brain Games with puzzles and experiments developed by FAU Brain Institute researchers. Listen to podcasts, watch videos at bit.ly/31aWfxj.
MODS Virtual Camp Discovery: (ongoing) The Museum of Discovery and Science releases videos every weekday morning with daily activities, resources, and high-quality educational content. STEM programs range from story time and hands-on activities to science demonstrations. Visit Mods.org or on Facebook, and YouTube.
Digital Days @ Unity of Delray Beach: (ongoing) New talks released 6 a.m. each Sunday. Virtual programs includes sermon and meditation, children’s lesson, plus videos and music. Other programs during the week include podcasts, inspirational writings and more at unityofdelraybeach.org.
Whitehall, Flagler Museum Virtual Tours: (ongoing) See the Grand Hall and listen to an audio tour. Visit the library, music room or billiard rooms and hear about the decor from the Gilded Age before slipping into the Grand Ballroom for a peek at its opulence. The Drawing Room is adorned with silk fabric and decorated in Louis XVI style. Above each door and mirror is a cameo of Marie Antoinette. See the virtual tour at flaglermuseum.us.
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 will be available on the website for one night only. Over 170 English-language authors and 80 Spanish-language authors have signed up. See miamibookfair.com.
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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