(April 19, 2013)

Reptile and Exotic Animal Expo. If dogs and cats aren’t the type of pet for you, then head over to this event and find a Rex or a Sparky that has cold blood and scales. Adoptable animals include snakes, lizards, turtles and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at War Memorial, 800 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-828-5380. Cost is $10, $5 for ages 5 to 12.

“Be Kind to Animals” Feature. Bring the family to meet the featured animal and learn how to live with Florida’s varied and unique wildlife. 11 a.m. Sunday at the Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital, 3000 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs. Call 954-752-9453.

Guided Nature Walk. Let a naturalist take you on a guided tour through the natural area. 1-2 p.m. Sundays at Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Road S., Coconut Creek. Call 954-970-0150. Cost is $3.

Nature Lecture Series. Meet a live snake as you learn all about these reptiles in this lecture, followed by a question-and-answer session. Noon-1 p.m. Sunday in the amphitheater at the Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Road S., Coconut Creek. Registration required. Call 954-357-5198. Suggested donation is $5.

Earth Social. Enjoy food samplings around the store, Health Sprouts Here activities for kids and more. Noon-3 p.m. Saturday at Whole Foods Market, 810 University Drive, Coral Springs. Call 954-753-8000.

Make It and Take It Craft. Enjoy a fun craft activity in this program. Ages 3-11 welcome. 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. Call 954-201-2626.

Recycled Book Sale. Purchase used books to help raise money for Forest Hills Elementary School’s ESE program. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Whole Foods Market, 810 University Drive, Coral Springs. Call 954-753-8000.

Darkroom Blueprints. Come learn how to make personalized photograms in one of the few darkrooms left in Broward County. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. Call 954-424-0085 or visit YoungAtArtMuseum.org. Cost is $5.

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY 

Small Fish Big Fish Kids Triathlon. This event is designed to introduce children 6-12 to the sport of triathlon. Events include a 100 meter swim, 1.5 mile bike and a half mile. Training wheels are allowed for bike riders. At the end, there will be awards for the top three in each age group and a finisher’s medal for all participants. 8-11 a.m. Small Fish Big Fish Swim School, 346 Pike Road, West Palm Beach. smallfishbigfish.com $35.

Earth Day Celebration 2013. Celebrate and learn about recycling and composting. There will be live music, earth-friendly vendors, and giveaways from local businesses. 4-7 p.m. The Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd. 561-753-2484 or wellingtonfl.gov. Free.