14 Back 2 School Weekend at Flamingo Gardens, featuring free pony rides from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., special animal encounters, bounce houses, activities and games, as well as craft vendors and music. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. $9.95, ages 12+; $6.45, ages 3-11; 2 or younger and members, free. 954- 473-2955, flamingogardens.org.
19 Symphonia Sizzles, a free concert by The Symphonia Boca Raton, featuring Jeff Kaye, conductor and trumpet. 7:30 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton. Blankets and chairs permitted; chairs available to rent for $5. Food and beverages available for purchase. 561-393-7700, myboca.us/pages/mizneramphi/symphonia-boca-raton-0
19, 26 and Sept. 2 Friday Night Sound Waves, a free live music series on Fort Lauderdale Beach, featuring SOSOS (Aug. 19), Celebration Band (Aug. 26) and Woody and the Longboards (Sept. 2). 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Las Olas Boulevard and A1A, Fort Lauderdale. fridaynightsoundwaves.com.
20 Boca’s Ballroom Battle, a dance showcase starring community leaders from Boca and benefiting the George Snow Scholarship Fund. The event includes a dance competition, raffle, live auction, entertainment and a cocktail reception. 6 p.m. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Tickets start at $185. 561-347-6799, ballroombattle.com.
27 The Venetian Salon at John Knox Village, Rhapsody Espagna, featuring Martin Nusspaumer, tenor, Maria Antunez, soprano, Ciro Fodere, pianist, and Flamenco dancing. 6-9 p.m. at John Knox Village, 651 SW Sixth St., Pompano Beach. $25, members; $45, non-members.
1 Art of Wine & Food Series: Italy in the Fall, a fun evening pairing fine wine with small plates. 6 p.m. at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. $40; $25 for members at the Patron level and above. Reservation required. RSVP to
14 Join top women executives from different industries for a day of strategies, ideas, inspiration and networking at the 4th Annual Leadership Conference, benefiting PACE Center for Girls. 8:30 a.m. at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale. $350, members; $450, non-members. 954-522-4410, gciwcorp.com.
Save the Date …
Oct. 15 The 10th Anniversary of The Strut, a fun and festive walkathon to raise funds to support local breast cancer victims and their families. Men, women, kids – and dogs – are welcome to form teams, dress in their most fabulous fashions and strut before celebrity judges. 11 a.m. at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. $55.
Oct. 27 Sun Sentinel/City & Shore Magazine’s Party in Pink. 6:30 p.m. at the W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale (VIP guests enter at 5:30 p.m.). $75, general; $125, VIP. Sunsentinel.com/pinktix
Nov. 3-7 The 57th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the world, with seven venues and more than 3 million square feet of space. $28, adults; $12, kids 6-15. Flibs.com.