What should we do this weekend in Fort Lauderdale?
Here’s my rundown of fun stuff in Fort Lauderdale this weekend…
Charlie’s Rise N Ride (Bike Ride)
Meet up is at 7:15am
We leave promptly at 7:30am.
JOIN us for our weekly Charlie’s Rise and Ride. Weekends go better when they start off in the saddle.
We leave from the north east part of Broward? Join us Sat morning at the Duffy’s Diner at the corner of Cypress Creek Rd and Dixie Hwy where we will head to the beach and go north for a round trip ride of approx 30 miles and a nice pace of about 15+ mph. We stay together as a group.
Stay with us after the ride for breakfast. We have a nice place to have a cup of coffee or to grab a bite and to safely store your bike.
Pedals turn at 7:30 AM
Bowling to Fight Hunger (Note: bowling spots all filled. You’re welcome to join & enjoy)
Welcome to the Hunger Fighting Zone. Thank you for your commitment to fighting hunger in our community. By participating in “Bowling to Fight Hunger”, you’re making a direct impact in the lives of youth, women and men living with HIV / AIDS who are not able to buy adequate food and nutrition.
“Bowling to Fight Hunger” is Poverello’s longest running charity event. To date, over 1 million dollars have been raised to fight hunger through our annual bowl-a-thon.
All proceeds from Bowling to Fight Hunger go to help Poverello provide life-saving food and basic life essentials to youth, women, and men living with HIV / AIDS and who are at poverty level and below.
– My goal is $500 so please help donate to this worthy cause herehttps://www.poverello.org/
THE COMMUNITY CARE RACE AND RIDE TO BENEFIT POVERELLO CENTER.
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For over 25 years, the Poverello Center in Wilton Manors has provided life-saving food and basic life essentials with the highest degree of understanding, respect and love to almost 2500 youth, women and men living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses, at or below the poverty level. On August 9, 2014, at 4:00 PM, the RiSKi AC will host the Second Annual Community Care Race and Ride, a scavenger hunt ride and race through the streets of Fort Lauderdale, to support the Poverello Center.
Anticipated cost of donations per rider: $20.00.
Free parking available at The Pride Center at Equality Park, 2040 N Dixie Hwy Wilton Manors, FL 33305.
Post-ride/race food and festivities: to be announced.
Symphony of the Americas Summerfest
Sat., Aug. 9, 8 p.m.
201 SW Fifth Ave.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
$25-$60 | 954-462-0222
The 23rd annual classical culture exchange this year features the Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome. Formed six years ago, the acclaimed European ensemble is led by composer/conductor/pianist Lorenzo Turchis-Floris.
Summer Waterfront Tasting at 15th Street Fisheries
Thu., Aug. 7, 5 p.m. – Ongoing | More dates
1900 SE 15th St.
15th Street Fisheries & Dockside Cafe
Sample a variety of the chef’s culinary creations at an affordable price. The menu, which includes three courses, changes nightly and is served in the upstairs dining room.
Still not totally used to getting on the opposite schedule of seasons here in South Florida
The weather report says it’s gonna hit 94 degrees today here in Fort Lauderdale. And the week-long forecast shows 90 degree days as far out as the pretty weather lady will show me. I think it’s finally dawning on me that the summer season is here to stay.
I’m having a hard time adjusting to the opposite schedule of outdoor seasons. You see, it’s only been two years since I moved here from Chicago.
In Chicago, we stay inside during winter because…
There are only 18 weeks of summer in Chicago between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and even those aren’t all guaranteed good weeks. So every chance during the summer we played outside because…
Well here in Fort Lauderdale, the Canadians are back up north, the mid-westerners are back up in Chicago and the roads are finally manageable. The typical attitude is to hunker down in an icy cold movie theater or at the mall any time leaving the house is required. What Floridians seem to think of summer is…
Despite the heat, I quite enjoy the summer season in South Florida. I have a screened in porch to keep the mosquitoes at bay, and although it’s Hurricane Season, when there are no storms nearby the weather is spectacular for sailing. The winds typically are more favorable for a sail and the westerly direction means the ocean and the waterways can be calm.
Other fun stuff to do outside this summer…..
- Any day on the beach is a great day!
- Stonewall Pride in Wilton Manors – June 22 and June 23
- Downtown Hollywood’s Art Walk – June 15 from 7pm to 10pm
- Jazz on the Square in Lauderdale By The Sea – all summer long
- Guided Tours of Hugh Taylor Birch Park – all summer long
- The Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk Sunday Arts – every 4th Sunday of the month
Now let’s buck the trend and get outside and have some fun this summer!