Editor’s note: As of press time, all of the events in the calendar are expected to take place as scheduled. However, check with the organizer of any event you’re planning to attend to make sure it hasn’t been canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus.
19-26 The Salvation Army of Broward County goes virtual for its third annual Kettle Krush 5K, designed to raise awareness and funds for families in need. During the virtual race window, The Salvation Army encourages participants to email selfies, photos or short videos of their personal race for consideration to be posted on the group’s social media sites. Registration fees start at $10; the first 100 participants receive a commemorative T-shirt. 954-712-2480, https://tinyurl.com/BrowardKettleKrush2020.
3-23 Sun Sentinel PRIME Online, a free virtual event for adults 50+ featuring live seminars, chats and videos on health and medical issues, financial planning, aging in place, relationships, travel, nutrition and other timely topics. As many as 75 exhibitors will be involved, with special deals, live chats, sweepstakes and prize giveaways. SunSentinel.com/PRIMEONLINE.
5 and Nov. 2 Women Veterans Virtual Happy Hours, sponsored by United Way of Broward County’s Mission United, giving female veterans an hour of connection, community and conversation. Bring your own beverage. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Zoom link provided after registration. Free. RSVP at www.unitedwaybroward.org/events/women-veterans-monthly-virtual-happy-hour.
8 Festival of the Arts Boca’s 15th Anniversary Virtual Gala Celebration, an evening of entertainment and visits from Festival artists of the past, present and future. Already scheduled to appear are presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky, violinist Joshua Bell and more. The event includes a silent auction, and “Party in Place” packages of goodies to enjoy while watching the live stream are available as well. 7 p.m. Free; optional “Party in Place” packages start at $150. 561-300-4138, festivalboca.org.
13 and 17 American Heritage School’s Virtual Open Houses, an opportunity to virtually and safely meet the school’s admissions directors, teachers, program directors and principals through a livestream. The online events start with an introduction and then break into smaller groups to tour the campus. Times vary. Visit ahschool.com/current-events/open-house/our-virtual-open-house for info and RSVP form.
14 The South Florida Institute on Aging hosts the Aging in South Florida Virtual Symposium presented by AARP, a virtual event that explores the new normal in a post-COVID world through seminars on employment, healthcare and diversity challenges faced by older adults. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $10. www.thesofia.org/aisf.
17 Susan G. Komen goes virtual for its 2020 More than Pink Walk Miami/Fort Lauderdale, encouraging participants to “walk where you are.” 9 a.m. There is no cost to register, but those who raise at least $100 in donations will receive an event T-shirt. 561-514-3020; facebook.com/komenflorida.
18 Looking for a way to give back to the community? Donate blood and receive a free COVID-19 antibody test. Gulfstream Park Village is partnering with One Blood to host a blood drive in Pegasus Park. Donors will also receive a free One Blood tote bag and wellness checkup. 1-7 p.m. at 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach. To register or for more information, visit oneblood.org/donate-now.
28-Nov. 1 The 61st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the world’s largest in-water boat show, featuring more than 3 million square feet of exhibit space across seven waterfront locations. The five-day show attracts over 100,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors representing 52 countries, with more than 1,300 boats on display. Times, venues and prices vary. FLIBS.com.
30 Clinics Can Help, a West Palm Beach-based nonprofit that helps to enable access to healthcare through the donation of medical equipment and supplies, hosts its seventh annual Clinics Can Help Golf Classic. The event includes the tournament, prizes, food and a silent auction. 1 p.m. shotgun start, at Wellington National Golf Club, 400 Binks Forest Drive. $250, individual; $900, foursome. 561-640-2995, clinicscanhelp.org.
1 Plant-Based Festival, a celebration of World Vegan Day. The event features music, giveaways, plant-based vendors and contests for the kids. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach. Free. 954-454-7000, gulfstreampark.com.
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Feb. 19-21, 2021 The 15th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. The weekend kicks off on Friday with the Hangar Party at Atlantic Aviation within the Boca Raton Airport, and the excitement continues on Saturday with the Grand Gala Dinner, Live Auction & Comedian Stand-Up Performance. On Sunday, the morning begins with judges walking through the show field meeting automobile and motorcycle owners and event attendees. There will be over 200 cars and motorcycles on display, along with the Marque of the Year, Pre-War Chrysler & Imperial, Coach Built and several features of the year. Times, prices and venues vary. BocaCDE.com.
PHOTO: Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is scheduled to appear Oct. 8 at the Festival of the Arts Boca’s 15th Anniversary Virtual Gala Celebration. Courtesy.