Resources, Events, Meetings, and More – Week of Feb. 23

Habitat Applications

Habitat for Humanity of Broward is now accepting applications for home ownership of townhomes in Fort Lauderdale and Coral Springs via The application deadline is March 31.

Youth Day

Oakland Park – The city’s annual Youth Day is scheduled for March 4, 10 a.m. The event, started in 1957, includes a parade, carnival rides, live music, fireworks and more. Visit for more information.

Girls’ Night Out Sip & Shop

Pompano Beach – Our Social Bunch is hosting a Girls’ Night Out Sip and Shop event benefiting My Safe Harbor, with raffle basket drawings. My Safe Harbor will be there to run the raffle basket table. Shop local artisans and businesses, meet new friends, and enjoy food and beverages. It’s free to attend, but an RSVP is required. The event takes place March 7 at Oceanic Pompano, 250 N. Pompano Beach Blvd., from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Visit for more information and to RSVP.

Waterway Cleanup

The 46th Annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup will be held March 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 30 sites across the county. Visit to register.

Fun Day Bowling

Wilton Manors – The Kiwanis Club of Wilton Manors will host its Fun Day Bowling fundraiser on March 5, 12 to 4 p.m. at Manor Lanes, 1517 NE 26 St. The cost is $30 per person. Call 954-729-0837 to register.

Art 4 Healing

Deerfield Beach – A Relax Through Art workshop will be held Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. at the Historical Society Cultural Center, 84 SE 4 Ave. The session encourages the expression of feelings with the use of color and is open to anyone with an interest in art. The instructor is Gabriela Gamperl. The cost is $45 and supplies are included. To sign up, email or text 954-304-0195.

Teen Coping Skills 

Deerfield Beach – Teens are welcome to a special ARPA workshop, “What Lies Underneath?” with Cassidy Ferguson, LPC, PMH and founder of Messin’ With My Mental. This workshop is dedicated to learning ways to cope with anger, including relaxation, distraction and grounding skills. It will be held at the Hillsboro Community Center, 50 Hillsboro Technology Drive, Feb. 24, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. To register (required), call 954-571-4568.

Lift Every Voice

Deerfield Beach – Deerfield Park Elementary, 650 SW 3 Ave., presents its Lift Every Voice Black History Month Celebration, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The event includes a chorus, drumline, dance group, artistic presentations, steel drum ensemble, and other instrumental pieces. Admission is free.

Garden Club

Pompano Beach – The Pompano Beach Garden Club will host its Glamor in the Garden Soup Luncheon & Fashion Show, March 4 at 11:30 a.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St. Plants and jewelry will be available for sale and there will be a fashion show by Patchington’s. Email for tickets ($30).

Auxiliary Safe Boating Course

Pompano Beach – As a public service, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Pompano Beach, is offering its Boat America Course on Feb 25 at the Charlotte Burrie Center, 2669 N. Federal Hwy. This one-day program begins at 8 a.m. and finishes at 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The cost is $50 per person and includes materials. There will be special discount pricing when more than one family member from the same household attends. Call 954-647-3539 or email for registration and further information.

Fundraiser for Walk for the Poor

Pompano Beach – The Saint Vincent De Paul-St. Gabriel Conference will be hosting its Annual Fundraiser for Walk for the Poor at St. Gabriel Parish Hall, 731 N. Ocean Blvd., on March 4 from 12 to 4 p.m. The entry fee is $20 and includes food and three raffle tickets for gift baskets. Ticket purchasers don’t have to be present to win. Call 954-803-0766 for more information.

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