Broward County Family Events – Can You Say “Field Trip” (or perhaps a reward)?

Funtastic Fridays
Friday, January 25
Bring the kids for some wholesome outdoor fun featuring a bounce house, face painters and more. Free. 5-8pm, Artspark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and Federal Highway, Hollywood, 954-921-3500 

Sweet Honey in the Rock
Friday, January 25
Grammy award winning female acapella group creates music inspired by African American legacy and traditions. 8pm, Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar, 954-602-4500 

Winter Safety Expo
Friday, January 25
An entertaining and educational event featuring police and fire vehicles, helicopters, police motorcycles, a winter wonderland photo area, various kids activities, snow cones, informational booths, music and more. Free. 6-8:30pm, Tequesta Trace Park, 600 Indian Trace, Weston, 954-389-4321 

Artrageous Workshop
Saturday, January 26
Encounter live animals that live right here in our environment. Learn their habits, what they eat and how we can co-exist to create a beautiful and diverse world. 2:30-3:30pm, Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121 Ave., Davie, 954-424-0085 

Kids Konnection
Saturday, January 26
A fun-filled day of kids’ activities, performances, giveaways, demonstrations and more. While kids have fun, parents can learn more about services and programs available for youth. Free. 10am-2pm,Pembroke Shores Park, 501 SW 172 Ave., Pembroke Pines, 954-435-6525 

Chalk it Up for Art
Saturday, January 26
Street painting festival with awards for the most creative and elaborate artworks. 9am-3pm, Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Dr., www.csmart.org

Full Moon Night Sight
Saturday, January 26
Ever wonder what comes out to play when it gets dark? Take a unique, full moon guided tour learn about local nocturnal wildlife of South Florida. Free. 6pm, Snyder Park, 3299 SW 4 Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-828-4341

Super Baby Saturday
Saturday, January 26
Be one of the first to meet three new babies at the zoo — a giant anteater, Chinese muntjac and Mexican spider monkey, and participate in special baby-related activities. All ages. $18.95/adult, $12.95/child. 9am-2pm,Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561-547-9453

Go Wild in the Park & Walk on the Wildside
Saturday, January 26
An environmental festival with live animal presentations, musicians, games, crafts, food and more to raise funds for local wildlife rescue hospital and habitats; preceded by a fundraising walk at 9:30am from Sawgrass Springs Middle School. $5/festival admission. 10am-3pm,Sawgrass Nature Center, Sportsplex Park, 3000 Sportsplex Dr., Coral Springs, 954-752-9453

Canada Fest
Saturday-Sunday, January 26-27
Celebrate the return of our friends from the Great White North with entertainment, food and vendors along the beach. 10am-9pm,Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, Hollywood, 954-924-9705

Deerfield Festival of the Arts
Saturday-Sunday, January 26-27
Enjoy entertainment, children’s activities and balmy breezes as you browse the original works of 125 juried artists along the beach. Free. 10am-5pm, Deerfield Public Beach, just south of the pier,www.deerfieldbeachfestivals.com

Math Midway
Saturday-Sunday, January 26-27
Celebrate the opening of the museum’s newest exhibit with games and contests to sharpen your brain. $13/adult, $11/child. Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-467-6637  

Puppet Fest
Sunday, January 27

Celebrate the art of puppetry in an outdoor whimsical atmosphere. The festival includes puppet shows, music, games, strolling characters, puppet karaoke and more. Free. 11am-4pm, Sugar Sand Park Community Center, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton, 561-347-3900

Jazz Concert
Sunday, January 27

Bring a comfortable chair and kick back to the sounds of smooth jazz. 3-5pm, William B. Armstrong Dream Park, 1700 Dykes Rd., Pembroke Pines, 954-435-6525

Food Truck Invasion
Monday, January 28
Bring the family for music, food and fun. Twenty different food trucks each offering something different to satisfy any hunger. 5:30-10pm, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and Federal Highway, Hollywood, 954-921-3500 

Beach Treasures
Wednesday, January 30
Learn all about seashells and the animals that make them, then caravan to Red Reef Beach Park and search for ocean treasures. All ages, with adult. $8. Pre-registration required. 4-5:30pm, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center , 1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, 561-544-8615

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A homeschooling mother of 5, home education advocate, and former classroom teacher. She is a writer, blogger, and poet. "I just want to encourage, and be encouraged. Inspire, and be inspired. Teach a little, and learn a lot," is her approach to life.

Lupe Tucker

A homeschooling mother of 5, home education advocate, and former classroom teacher. She is a writer, blogger, and poet. "I just want to encourage, and be encouraged. Inspire, and be inspired. Teach a little, and learn a lot," is her approach to life.

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