🌞 Sun, fun, own your own cruise ship!?! and... Earth Day 🌎 Yeah!


Goooood morning... Fort Lauderdale 🌞

Here for your enjoyment, it's this week's breakdown:

  • Earth Day celebration, Run/Walk like MADD
  • Ghosts tours, puppies...
  • And this guy bought his own cruise ship... from Craig's List?!?

Read below for the details 👇 👇 👇

You Won't Want To Miss This Week:

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>> Friday Night Sound Waves is back again, this week featuring the sounds of the Derek Mack Band. 6:30-9:30pm at The Loop on Las Olas Oceanside Park. (Free)

>> Next Wednesday the 26th, make sure you circle your calendar for Multiple Pathways To The American Dream - a virtual for students, families, and career-changers who want to explore the many different good-paying opportunities here in South Florida that don't require a college degree. Hosted by Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce's Workforce & Education Council, this annual event gathers thousands of attendees for its online zoom discussion. (Free)

>> Saturday night is a chance to "get your Ghost on" with the Haunting On The River Paranormal Bootcamp. Host Tim is a regular supporter of this newsletter, so let's join him to experience a Ghost Tour like never before! Work with the experts and learn how paranormal investigators uncover the truth behind hauntings. (Paid)

>> On Sunday, stop by Esplanade Park from 10am to 4pm for Heal The Planet's 7th Annual Earth Day Celebration. Lot's to see and do PLUS, our Acton Academy team will have a table for you to make and take "Thumb Buddy Badges" to commemorate your day. (Free)

>> Sunday morning you can join the MADD Dash (or Walk Like MADD to help support the 11th annual campaign against intoxicated driving. The day’s festivities will also include children’s activities, an awards ceremony, live musical performances and vendor/educational booths. The event will be attended by local dignitaries including Founder and Volunteer Chairperson Heather Geronemus. (Free & Sponsored)

>> Did you know that every 4th Sunday of every month at 12pm, MODS hosts sensory-friendly film screenings await individuals with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorders and global developmental delays at the Museum of Discovery and Science’s AutoNation® IMAX® Theater.

To provide a more sensory-sensitive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, the theater lights will be turned up and the sound will be lowered. All films will be presented in 2D. No trailers will be shown before the movie.

Audience members are welcome to get up, sing, walk, dance and shout without worrying about someone complaining. Families also are able to bring snacks from home, as well as blankets and other small items to be comfortable. (Paid)

>> Also on Sunday, from Noon to 4pm you can visit the Puppy Brunch at the Flamingo Flea Market, hosted by Tarpon River Brewing. This doggies takeover will feature groomers, dog walkers, vets, trainers, treats, doggie dentists, and so much more! (Free)

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Do you know about Heal The Planet right here in Fort Lauderdale.

While we celebrate this week, every day is Earth Day when we enjoy (and take responsibility) for this life-giving jewel of the universe.

Heal The Planet is committed to improving the quality of life for our planet and all its inhabitants through education, action, and utilizing our power of choice. We provide free education and resources aimed at increasing awareness about nutrition, mindfulness and consciousness in alignment with a better quality of life and a more sustainable planet.

There are multiple ways to get involved. So check out the website for more.

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There is SO much to learn and love about our fair city. We thought you would enjoy a weekly does of "did you know's" to whet your water-cooler conversations.

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Friends of AAFTL Will Concord and Heather Gorgola are gathering for a good cause.

Come join us for an evening at Tommy Bahamas to help raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year Campaign! The lovely Heather Bling will be there with her shop, some art will be displayed for sale and much more!


PLANTA is now open on Las Olas Boulevard for dinner, with lunch and brunch coming soon! PLANTA is a celebration of innovative and plant-based Asian-inspired cuisine by Chef David Lee. Location: 1201 E Las Olas Boulevard.



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