(April 19, 2013)

Earth Day Celebration. Bring the whole family for a variety of activities, such as a ladybug release, story telling, crafts, recycled flower making, boardwalk tours, a water conservation demonstration and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Daggerwing Nature Center, 11435 Park Access Road, Boca Raton. Call 561-629-8760. Free.

“Mulan. Travel back to the legendary storytelling days of ancient China with this action-packed musical stage adaptation of Disney’s “Mulan.” 2 p.m. Saturday at the Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton. Reservations required. Call 561-394-2626. Cost is $14, $10 for age 11 and younger.

Parents’ Night Out. Parents, drop the kids off and enjoy a night out. They will play games, eat pizza, watch movies and more. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at Playtown Cafe, 19575 S. State Road 7, Boca Raton. Registration required. Call 561-852-2150. Cost is $25 for the first child and $15 for each additional sibling.

Story Time for Children With Special Needs. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and movement activities designed for children with developmental disabilities. 11 a.m. Saturday at Glades Road Branch Library, 20701 95th Ave. S., Boca Raton. Registration required. Call 561-482-4554.

Party for the Planet: Earth Day & Staff Art Show. April 19-20.  Enjoy an afternoon of “green” crafts and entertainment for the entire family. Noon-4 p.m. Lion Country Safari, 2003 Lion Country Safari Road, West Palm Beach. 561-793-1084 or lioncountrysafari.com. General admission, $28.50; Seniors 65 and up, $25.50; Children 3-9, $21; Toddlers 0-2, Free. Admission free of charge you turn in a cellphone. Parking fee, $6 per vehicle.


Sunday, April 21 


Earth Day in West Kendall. The theme of the event is “Be Local & Live Green”. This family-friendly event will have live entertainment, free bike valet service, children’s bounce house & activities, local crafts, food, art and products, green car show and local government organizations that educate on how to reduce, reuse & recycle. Deerwood Bonita Lakes Park, 14445 SW 122 Ave, Miami. 11am to 4pm. Free.

Earth Day. Celebrate all things green with activities and games for the whole family. There will be environmental displays by local non-profit and government environmental groups as well as green businesses.  Live music provided by Grant Livingston. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove.  305-442-6866 or floridastateparks.org. General admission, $2; Children under 6, Free.

FIU Earth Day. The Office of University Sustainability and Baptist Health host this Earth Day event where students and community members can plant native trees in the Nature Preserve. There will also be a Kid Zone as well as guided hikes to learn about South Florida ecology. 8 a.m.-noon. FIU Nature Preserve & Organic Garden, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 11200 SW 8 St., Miami. 305-348-3717or gogreen.fiu.edu. 

Michimu's Earth Day Extravaganza. Join MiChiMu and his Green Team to celebrate Earth Day.  Games and crafts will teach guests about clean energy, recycling, and conservation. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway. 305-373-5437 or miamichildrensmuseum.org. General admission, $16; Florida Residents, $12; Miami residents, $8. Museum members provided free admission. 



Coconut Creek’s Coco Fest. Celebrate the coconut with a fun day of tropical themed music, games, crafts and face painting. Don’t miss the bounce house and inflatables presented by South Florida Parenting. In honor of Earth Day, there will also be a “Green Expo” featuring environmental vendors and services. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Promenade at Coconut Creek between Lyons Road and Wiles Road. 954-545-6620or coconutcreek.net. Free.

Model Steam Train Rides. Experience the beautiful scenery on a half-mile train ride around a lake. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad at Tradewinds Park and Stables, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. 954-357-88709 or 54-347-5608. $1 per ride. There will be a gate entrance fee of $1.50 per person with the exception of children 5 and under.

Nature Lecture Series. Children can enjoy a one hour lecture illustrated by live animals on topics like "Snakes," "Spiders," and "Dangerous Plants, Animals, and Insects” followed by a question and answer session. Noon-1:30 p.m. Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek. 954-357-5198 or fernforest@broward.org. $5 donation suggested.

Sunrise Pops in Concert. Come watch the Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra concludes its season with show featuring jazz, pop, and Broadway music. 2 p.m. Piper High School Auditorium, 8000 NW 44 St., Sunrise. 954-747-4600 or sunrisepops.org. $30-$33. Student discounts available.

Weekend Farm Tours. Come and see a variety of animals including a cow, sheep, goats, pigs, and chickens through guided tours of the park's farm complex.100 a.m.-2 p.m. Tradewinds Park and Stables, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. 954-357-8870. $3. There will be a gate entrance fee of $1.50 per person with the exception of children 5 and under.

Earth Day. This event will show people how they can become more eco-friendly. Learn how bio-foam peanuts can change the future of waste, test your knowledge by grouping animals based on the ecosystem and see how pollution can affect the food people eat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-467-6637. Cost is $14, $13 for seniors, $12 for ages 2 to 12, free for members and children 1 and younger.