Jul 302010

If you’re eager to spruce up your outdoor environment, take advantage of free information on various landscaping topics.

The free lectures are 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug 1 and some other Sundays.

The programs focus on such subjects as native vegetation, attracting wildlife and saving money on water and other utilities.

The lectures are at Secret Woods Nature Center,  2701 W. State Road 84, Dania Beach, 954-791-1030, Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Aug. 15, Aug. 29 and Sept. 5.

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Jul 302010

Youngsters and their families are welcome to attend festivities that include fun activities and information about water safety.

The free program at the Baby Otter Swim School facility is Sunday, Aug. 1 noon to 3 p.m.  at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El, 8200 Peters Road, Plantation, 954-704-0080.

Jul 302010

If  adorable animals spark some interest in dancing, here’s an offer you’ll enjoy.

SunDanz, Masala, and Swing Affair, which are South Florida-based dance troups, are performing and providing lessons 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 31 at the Broward Humane Society in Dania Beach. 

The fee is a minimum $5 donation for adults and a pet toy for kids.

 The Humane Society of Broward is at 2070 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, 954-266-6848

Jul 282010

Half-price appetizers, two-for-one drink specials and a free buffet.

Those yummies are available during the Fun Fridays Hour Hour 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays at Stage 84, 9118 W. State Road 84, Davie 954-474-5040.

And there’s live music also.

Jul 192010


In an effort to help control the cat overpopulation,  Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman, Miami-Dade Animal Services Department, Humane Society of Broward County and The Cat Network have joined forces to offer free spay/neuter service for cats Sunday, July 25, at Highland Oaks Park, 20300 NE 24th Ave., Miami.

The event is for stray and feral cats only, brought by Miami-Dade and Broward residents. Free rabies shot also available if needed, or provide proof of vaccination for cats over 4 months old.

Call 305-805-1603 for an appointment.

Miami-Dade Animal Services provides spay and neuter services for $15 for cats owned by Miami-Dade residents, with rabies shots an additional $10.

Jul 182010

Enjoy deals on diving, snorkeling and glass-bottom boat excursions. Take advantage of an assortment of  2-for-1 deals

The money-saving two-fers include

* Eco-Snorkeling Tickets from Pro Dive International in Fort Lauderdale, 954-776-3483

* Snorkel and glass-bottom boat trips from South Florida Diving Headquarters in Pompano Beach, 954-783-2299

* Dive trips with a minimum of four divers from Pompano Dive Center in Pompano Beach, 954- 788-0208

A coupon is available on the website for The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.  The deals are valid until Sept. 30.

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Jul 152010

Savor live entertainment at the beach.

Pompano Beach is offering  Music Under the Star,  south of the municipal pier. 

The free concerts are 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. various Saturdays, including

July 17, July 31 and Aug. 14.

Bring blankets, picnic baskets and lawn chairs. The live entertainment is provided by an assortment of local performers. For information, phone 954-786-4111.

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Jul 132010

jiffylube Every Tuesday at 19 locations throughout South Florida, you can get $10 off your oil change at Jiffy Lube. No coupon is required.

Find a location and check out printable coupons for other services.

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Jul 102010

Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach is offering Splash Luaus, which feature an assortment of family-friendly activites at a relatively inexpensive price.

The $5 events include a movie, kids’ games and play in the park’s Splash Adventure water park. Food and beverages are not included in the price.

Purchasing tickets early is recommended. The Splash Luaus are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, July 23 and Aug. 13 and Aug. 27.

Quiet Waters Park is at 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach, 954-357-5100.

Jul 082010

The Greater Fort Lauderdale tourism website features an assortment of hotel deals for Florida residents.

Make sure to bring identification to take advantage of these, and other deals.

* Lago Mar Resort in Fort Lauderdale is offering 15 percent off its leisure rates, 954-523-6511.

* Days Inn Bahia Cabana Beach Resort & Marina in Fort Lauderdale is offering a 20 percent discount on a stay of at least two nights, 954-524-1555.

For the details about these and other deals for Florida residents, peruse the website for the Greater Fort Lauderdale tourism office.

Jul 072010

Florida residents are eligible for various discounts at this Marriott hotel in north Broward.

They  include

* a third night free with a minimum stay of two paid nights

* 35 percent off golf rates

* buy a dinner entree, and receive another for half price

The Coral Springs Marriott Hotel is at 11775 Heron Blvd.,Coral Springs, 954-753-5598

Jul 062010

Twenty-four local artists are showcasing their paintings in a free display,  titled “Splash.”

The exhibit at Nova Southeastern University in Davie is in the second-floor gallery of the library. 

Along with the exhibit, which runs into September, spectators may want to attend a demonstration focusing on the techniques for  painting ocean waves. The presentation, How to Paint A Wave, is at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 10.

The library is at 3301 College Ave.,  954-262-5477.

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Jul 052010

Ocean Alley, 900 N. Broadwalk, Hollywood, is offering various restaurant deals.

* Mondays 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. — free bottle of wine with two dinner entrees.

* Wednesdays 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. — free appetizer with two dinner entrees.

* Thursdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. — buy one martini and the next is free for the same person.

Ocean Alley is at 900 N. Broadwalk, 954-921-6171

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