Resources, Events, Meetings and More – Week of October 20

pumpkin patch

Pompano Beach — The St. Coleman Men’s Club has opened the doors to its annual Let Your Light Shine pumpkin patch through Oct. 31. Pumpkins will be on sale Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 a.m. pm The patch will be open until Halloween or whenever the last pumpkin is sold. Food will also be on sale on weekends. The pumpkins will be sold at St. Coleman, 200 S. Federal Hwy., and will cost $1 to $45, depending on size. Funds raised will be used to benefit needy children and families in the community.

Collective art exhibition

Fort Lauderdale – By popular demand, Kirk’s Art Studio is hosting a second guest exhibition in 2022 at the Broward Art Guild Gallery, 3280 NE 32 St. Come explore the diverse styles of local artists associated with the studio under the guidance of Kirk Nicklas. Opening day is October 22, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Overtime until October 28: Wednesday, Friday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. Call 954-537-3370 for more information.

Health and Wellness Fair

Deerfield Beach – A health and wellness fair at the Deerfield Beach Historical Society Cultural Center, 84 SE 4 Ave., is scheduled for Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features products for the mind, body, and blade. Vendors familiar with alternative medicine and natural remedies will show their products. A new infrared sauna will be demonstrated as well as the art of Reiki massage. Artists and artisans will exhibit. Their works include stained glass, paintings, candles. macrame and jewelry. Organic foods and juices from different cultures and countries will be available. From 10 to 11 a.m., a sound healing session will be conducted. Live music will be provided by The Associates Band and The Bigbees with Bobby Scott and Debbie Marlin Dawn. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. The event is coordinated by Reina Gomez of Healing Touch, Mind and Body. The cultural center is owned by the Deerfield Beach Historical Society and proceeds from the event will benefit that organization.


Pompano Beach – The City’s Parks and Recreation Department, Pompano Beach Fire Rescue and Broward County Sheriff’s Office will perform Boo Bash, Oct. 28 from 5-10 p.m. at the Amphitheater, located behind the Emma Lou Civic Center Olson, 1801 NE 6 St. Event includes costume contest [8 p.m.], carnival rides, Superhero Trunk or Treat Trail, performing artists, fortune teller, haunted maze, wagon rides, music and a chance to meet first responders. Visit or call 954-786-4111 for more information.

veterinary party

Deerfield Beach – The Percy White Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd., attends Vet Fest 2022 with music from big band The Unforgettable Band – Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. The band performed for the first time at the local library at the occasion of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2019. It returns to pay a musical tribute to all veterans, with blues, rock & roll and American patriotic songs. This free program is sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation.

Health screenings

Pompano Beach – Health screenings by Life Line Screening, where participants can learn more about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other serious chronic diseases, will be offered Nov. 4 at Assumption Catholic Church, 2001 S. Ocean Blvd. Screenings can check: the level of plaque buildup in the arteries, linked to the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL cholesterol levels; risk of diabetes; kidney and thyroid function, and more. Pricing for the special package starts at $159, but consultants will work with participants to create a suitable package based on age and risk factors. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit to RSVP. Pre-registration is required.

pancake breakfast

Oakland Park – The Kiwanis Club of Oakland Park will host its Pancake Breakfast on October 29 from 8 to 11 a.m. at American Legion Post 222, 4250 NE 5 Ave. The cost is $5 for all you can eat.

Medicare and Medicaid Seminar

Pompano Beach – MyCare Medical will host an annual enrollment seminar on Medicare and Medicaid options, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MyCare Medical, 729 E. Atlantic Blvd. Learn about Medicare myths, insurance premiums, health care options, additional benefits available, and more. Snacks and light refreshments provided. Call 954-937-0193 to RSVP.

20,000 kilos under the sea

Fort Lauderdale — Deerfield Beach resident Richard Wickliffe will sign his new book 20,000 Pounds Under the Sea Oct. 29, 2-4 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, 2051 N. Federal Hwy. The book is described as a “modern account of Jules Verne’s adventure on the high seas, with an exiled captain using an illicit submarine for smuggling, the discovery of riches and revenge”.

Wicked Manors “We Are Magic”

Wilton Mansions – Tickets for this year’s Wicked Manors ‘We Are Magic’ Halloween event are on sale now. The event, which takes place along Wilton Drive, will include performances on three stages, costume contests and more. Visit to purchase tickets [$10].


Wilton Mansions – Greg Nardi of Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide is hosting an outdoor yoga class on Tuesdays from 9-10am at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive. The cost is $10 per person, per class. Registration is available at Hagen Park.

The real estate appraiser answers questions

Wilton Mansions – A representative from the Broward County Office of the Real Estate Appraiser will be in the lobby of City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive, Oct. 25 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. to answer questions related to real estate appraisals.

sea ​​shorts

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea – The Seaside Players return to Jarvis Hall, 4505 N Ocean Drive, at the end of the month for their biannual Sea Shorts Play Festival. There are shows on Fridays at 7 p.m. on October 28 and November 4; Saturday shows at 2 p.m. on Oct. 29 and Nov. 5; and Sunday shows at 2 p.m. on October 30 and November 6. The cast will perform eight original 10-minute plays by Florida playwrights. All shows are free and doors open 30 minutes before showtime. No reservation necessary. The plays are Crazy Old Man, Genesisters, Eternity, The Hallmark of a Good Relationship, Quiz Schmo, Untimely Reunion, Win For Life, and Getting With the Program.

Holiday Tea and Lunch

Pompano Beach – The Pompano Beach Woman’s Club is hosting its annual “Just for Health” Holiday Tea and Luncheon on Nov. 5 at 12 p.m. at 314 NE 2 St. Guest speakers will discuss physical, mental, financial and legal health issues. The cost is $25. Visit for tickets. Call 954-647-3539 for more information. Holiday vendors will be on site. Suggested attire – wear a “hat to impress”.

fall bazaar

Boca Raton – The annual St. Gregory Church Fall Bazaar is scheduled for Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 100 NE Mizner Blvd. Shop for holiday decorations, garden and household items, trinkets, jewelry, books, baked goods and more. Proceeds go to people in need. Call 561-395-8285 for more information.

James C. Tibbs