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.
Virtual Symposium Looks at Employment, Health Care, Diversity: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 14. Presented by South Florida Institute on Aging and AARP. Register at thesofia.org/aisf. $10.
Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital Fundraiser: Ends at noon Oct. 16. The project will provide Title-I schools with free educational programming. Resources are geared toward K-12 classes to bring them an immersive environmental science experience. Raised funds enable the center to continue rehabilitating and releasing native wildlife, as well as educating the public about the wonders of nature. Donate at: sawgrassnaturecenter.org or bit.ly/3mQcU3a.
Poet and Essayist Ross Gay: 6-7 p.m. Oct. 14. Discussion of “The Book of Delights” in Zoom meeting. Florida Atlantic, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. RSVP at 954-856-8079 or fau.edu/arts. Free.
Public Forum on Policing in Palm Beach County: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Speakers include commissioners, municipal leaders, law enforcement officials and members of the community. Takes place at Arts Garage in Delray Beach. Register to view via Webex at bit.ly/3jxBowh.
Dinner at the Square Topic is Mail-in Voting: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Virtual from Broward College in Fort Lauderdale. 561-985-2418. RSVP for link at bit.ly/2Sfv5kL. Free.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Train the Brain Campaign & Virtual Workshops: Write to Heal Workshop, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 14 on Zoom. For more information on the Palm Health Foundation’s behavioral health services email email@example.com. Register for link at TraintheBrainPBC.org. Various workshops through Oct. 31. Free.
Call for Virtualoso Talent Show: Submit entries by Oct. 15. Virtual talent show open to anyone in South Florida from age 3 to 103. Enter with a 2-minute family friendly video at virtualosotalentshow.com. A $10 application fee required for each submission. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Artists and Charities Hand in Hand. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch with Art: Lecture Series, Virtual Edition: 12:15 p.m. Oct. 15. Join curatorial consultant Derek T. Davis, on the 2nd Thursday of the month through Feb. 11, as he guides you through the world of the Ely Family. Presented by Pompano Beach Arts. Join Facebook Live at bit.ly/34qJujM.
The Symphonia at Home Features Weekly Series: 5 p.m. Thursdays on Facebook Live. The Symphonia hosts a variety of award-winning orchestra members discussing their instruments and sharing solo performances or videos from past concerts. TFor more information, visit thesymphonia.org or call 561-376-3848.
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-up. Recordings released Fridays on Vimeo; available through Dec. 31.
Susan G. Komen Florida Hosts Virtual ‘More than Pink’ Walk: 9 a.m. Oct. 17. To register, visit facebook.com/komenflorida. To learn more, call 561-514-3020, email email@example.com. Download the More Than Pink Walk app to win badges and log your steps. Visit komenflorida.org or bit.ly/2Rb8Njw. Also see Publix Special K BOGO specials through Oct. 28.
Tribute to Music of Moody Blues: 3 p.m. Oct. 17. Pompano Beach Arts is participating in a global live streaming concert from the Harlequin Theatre in London. Tickets for the performance are $15, visit pompanobeachart.org/virtual-events. Link available online till Oct. 31. A portion of the proceeds benefit PBA.
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.
3rd Annual Purple Pajama Party Virtual Fundraiser: Anytime through Oct. 31. Take pictures of your participation and post them to social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). Show your support for the ending domestic violence by using #PurplePJsForAVDA. Virtual from Delray Beach. 561-265-3797. See bit.ly/3izRioh or avdaonline.org/purple-pajama-party. Free event; donations welcome.
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.
Tribeca Film Festival Presents Picture a Scientist: 4 p.m. Oct. 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.
Broward Symphony Orchestra Presents A Little Night Music: 7 p.m. Oct. 18. Presented by the Visual & Performing Arts Department, Central Campus, Davie. 954-201-6840. Register at bit.ly/3jqIJxs or browardvpa.com. Free.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Virtual Ukulele Play and Sing Along Hour: 4-5 p.m. Oct. 20. Presented by the Florida Ukulele Network (F.U.N.) and Broward County Library, Fort Lauderdale. 954-357-7444. Available via Webex at bit.ly/2GFcIn2. Free.
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.
Petdemic: 8 p.m. Oct. 22-Nov. 1. Performed by Broward College theatre students, this original play was written for Zoom and directed by Mariah Reed. Visual & Performing Arts Department, Central Campus, Davie. 954-201-6840. RSVP for link at bit.ly/2F0xtJj or browardvpa.com. Free.
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.
FLITE Connection Virtual Fall Mixer: 6-7 p.m. Oct. 22. Join via Zoom. Virtual, from Fort Lauderdale. Help support those aging out of foster care and other vulnerable youth to find successful transition to independence through housing, education and employment, etc. 954-540-7825. flitecenter.org/connect. $20-$30.
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.
EULA League @ Broward County Liibrary: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Performances, readings, and discussions generate understanding of civic texts as end-users confront feelings of civic powerlessness with the hope of subverting them. Broward County Library, Fort Lauderdale. 954-357-7444. Join via Webex at bit.ly/33tPM2K. Free.
Meet The ‘Gettes by Thinking Cap Theatre: 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 24. A Playful Tribute to the Pioneers of the 19th Amendment. Get ready to rock with The Suffragettes, in this unique, family-friendly theatrical online performance from Fort Lauderdale. 954-610-7263. Visit thinkingcaptheatre.eventbrite.com. $10-$20.
Virtual Liver Life Walk: Noon-2 p.m. Oct. 24. Send email to email@example.com in Fort Lauderdale or call 570-972-9432. RSVP at liverlifewalk.org/virtualwalk. Free livestreaming event; donations accepted.
Arts Garage Presents Bunker: 7 p.m. Oct. 24. This is a timely and thought-provoking one-act play that will be livestreamed from Delray Beach. Tickets $25. Livestreaming from Delray Beach for $25. bit.ly/33uN3q2 or see artsgarage.org.
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.
Broward College Symphonic Band Presents The New Normal: 2 p.m. Oct. 25. Music during COVID-19 by the Visual & Performing Arts Department, Central Campus, Davie. 954-201-6840. bit.ly/3lcGKgF or browardvpa.com. Free.
Suspenseful Stories of African American Folklore: Noon-1 p.m. Oct. 30. Scary stories of African American folklore told by Chetter Galloway. Presented by Broward County Library, Fort Lauderdale. 954-357-7444. Join via Webex at bit.ly/3lheucH. Free.
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.
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 Seniors with Arthritis: The Arthritis Foundation offers 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 details and link, call the Area Agency on Aging at 954-745-9567 ext.10249 to register. Classes meet twice weekly. adrcbroward.org. Free.
Engage at GableStage with Online Theater Series: (ongoing) World premiere short-form works by the finest local artists. Recordings online. 305-445-1119 or visit bit.ly/39UsNiV or gablestage.org. Free.
‘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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palm Beach Photographic Centre: Online exhibit runs now through Nov. 28. Members’ Show features the 24th Annual Juried Exhibition. Also on display is The FOTOcamp Exhibition, showcasing works by talented young people, ages 10-17, from the summer’s virtual FOTOcamp for Kids. See the works at workshop.org.
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 PLGDC@HOME Virtual Series: (ongoing) Miami’s global dance company features artist talks, interviews with choreographers and experts, plus specialized education courses. PLGDC@HOME 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) 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.
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.
Food Addicts in Recovery (FA): 9:30-11 a.m. Sundays. Online Zoom meeting; contact Foodaddictssf@gmail.com 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.
NSU Art Museum Extends Exhibits: (ongoing) 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.
‘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@example.com. 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.
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