CSC Broward is pleased to share the following events. Please contact the sponsoring organizations directly for more info. Events in the blast are listed free of charge & should not be considered as endorsements by the CSC.

Volunteer Readers Needed Oct. 19th: 
Broward Reads for the Record 2017

Quack, quack! Are you ready to Read for the Record
Jumpstart's annual Read for the Record event is Oct. 19!

Join the Children's Services Council of Broward County and Broward County Public Schools for the reading of "Quackers" to 40,000 preschoolers and kindergarteners. #BrowardReads

Register to read on the HandsOn Broward website. 

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Fairs, Entertainment, Celebrations

Supermoms of Broward 2-Year Anniversary Party 
Help us celebrate 2 years as a nonprofit at our huge party for kids and adults! There will also be a superhero meet-and-greet and costume contest.
Supermoms of Broward
New Date Oct. 13 | 5 - 7:00 p.m.

Western Themed Family Festival 
Music - Food - Petting Area - Publix Pie Eating Contest - Games - Jain 'N Bale Fundraiser - Bounce House - Face Painting - Waste Management Pennies in a Haystack and More!
Tomorrow's Rainbow
Oct. 15 | Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Coconut Creek

Grand Opening: We Rock The Spectrum Kid's Gym
Join us for a day of fun with our trampoline, zip line, swings, face painting, music, raffles, and delicious treats from our local neighborhood businesses. Plus, a few fun surprises for our attendees!
We Rock The Spectrum Kid's Gym
Oct. 21 | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Children with Special Needs Family Resource Fair
Join us for a fun and informative day the whole family will enjoy! Parents can learn more about resources available through special needs organizations in Broward County, while kids can participate in a variety of exciting activities. Giveaways * Refreshments * Special Needs Booths * Activities * Entertainment * Quiet Area * And More! Contact event organizer on flier with questions.
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital 
New Date Oct. 28 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tarzan The Stage Musical: Sensory-Friendly Performance 
This performance of Tarzan is specially designed and adapted for individuals with Sensory Autism and Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Adjustments include reduced noise levels, removal of flashing lights/sudden lighting changes, and dimmed house lights that do not go out completely. 
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and 
Slow Burn Theatre Co.   
Oct. 28 | 1:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale

4th Annual Funclusion: Entertainment for the Entire Family 
Dissolving social divisions of all types while having fun. This is a family event filled with live music performances, art, fashion, special guests and fun activities! 
Alliance Community & Employment Services (ACES)   
Nov. 19 | 1 - 5:00 p.m.
Tickets |  Flier

Awards, Fundraisers, Community Service

Buddy Walk Fundraiser 
The Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization is a non-profit parent support group working to enhance the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. The Buddy Walk has three primary goals: to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome; to raise funds locally and nationally for education, research and advocacy programs; and to enhance the position of the Down syndrome community, enabling us to positively influence local and national policy and practice. 
Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization
Oct. 15 | Starts at 8:30 a.m.

In My Shoes Luncheon  
Benefiting Children's Ability Center, providing family enrichment, resources and respite care to children with developmental disabilities. Please join us for a heartwarming gathering of support to recognize devoted families in our community who are raising children with developmental every child a place to belong. 
New Date Oct. 19 | 9:30 a.m. Boutique, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon & Program
Boca Raton

You're Invited: Living in Harmony Fourth Annual Awards Dinner   
Runway Fashion Show * Dinner and Awards Ceremony * Jazz Band and DJ. Honorees: Michaelle Valbrum-Pope, Ana Valladares, Tony Pustizzi. RSVP by Oct. 9.
Harmony Development Center
New Date Oct. 20 | 6 - 10:00 p.m.

Heroes Gala
Join us to recognize as heroes some of South Florida's contributors to the Special Needs community, as well as the heroes among its own actors. Exceptional Theater Company, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is recognized as an innovative theater arts program for people with disabilities. 
Exceptional Theater Company 
Oct. 21 | 5 - 9:30 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale
Tickets |  Flier

United Nations Day Scholarship & Awards Luncheon 
Global Goals, Local Leaders: Honoring local heroes, supporting refugees. Arnold Jean-Baptiste, Senior Community Outreach Manager at CSC Broward, is a 2017 honoree (International Family Services Award). 
Broward County Chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America & the United Nations Foundation 
Oct. 22 | 2 - 6:00 p.m.
Tickets |  Flier

16th Annual Spook-Tacular Party 
Benefiting 2-1-1 Broward. Enjoy the open bar, gourmet food, dancing, costume contest, and mingle with local celebrities. 
2-1-1 Broward 
Oct. 30 | 7 - 11:30 p.m.
Tickets |  Flier

14th Annual Miles for Smiles 
Last year you helped raise over $60,000 for medical, educational, therapeutic, and recreational care provided to our infants, children and young adults. This year we've raised the stakes. Our 2017 Miles for Smiles goal is $80,000! 
Broward Children's Center 
Nov. 4 | 6:30 a.m. (check-in), 7:45 a.m. (opening ceremony), 
8:00 a.m. (shotgun start)
Pompano Beach

Re-entry Fair
Calling all community service providers working with Broward County re-entry population, both juveniles and adults. We are hosting a fair to aid in successful re-entry. 
Vision of Redemption, Inc.
Nov. 11 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale


Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
We are looking for dedicated seniors who are willing to help children in Broward County elementary schools improve their reading and literacy. 
Impact Broward 

Afternoon volunteers needed for YREADS, an afterschool reading program in the Plantation/Lauderhill area. No prior teaching experience is necessary; our volunteers range from college students to CEOs. We will train you. 
YMCA of South Florida

CSC Broward Trainings        #CSCBrowardTrains

Fiscal Readiness

The new year is quickly approaching! Now is the time to cultivate the fiscal management skills needed to move your organization to the next level!  Join industry experts for two half-day trainings to learn valuable information and receive critical financial management tools.

Oct. 19 & 26

Conferences, Trainings & Workshops

Parent Series 
10-Week Nurturing Parenting Series
Topics: Positive Discipline Strategies, Stress Management, Communicating with Respect, Building a Child's Self-Worth, Family Morals, Values & Rules, Child Development
Ongoing - Nov. 16

8-Week Career Advancement & Entrepreneurial Series 
Topics: Resume Writing, Interview Skills, Job Search Strategies, Using LinkedIn, Customer Service 101, Intro to Entrepreneurialship & Business Planning, Marketing, Money Matters, How to Get Your Business Started and Collaborate with Others 
Ongoing - Nov. 16

Jack & Jill Children's Center   
Fort Lauderdale

Coffee Talk with Senator Lauren Book  
For a number of years now, Family Central has hosted the Family Central Coffee Talk. We focus these informational sessions on family support services and early childhood education in Broward County. This session we will have one of the leading advocates for children in Florida, State Senator Lauren Book! She will be addressing our concerns regarding the future of services for children in Broward County. Please RSVP.
Family Central   
Oct. 17 | 10:00 a.m.
Fort Lauderdale

FVDD Annual Statewide Conference  
This all-day conference will include breakfast and lunch, and the theme will be "Empowering You to Be the Best Advocate Possible." The program is open to the general public, although CLEs will be offered to attorneys who attend. We will have a variety of superb speakers -- including a morning town hall meeting of legislators, and other professionals, including self-advocates, who will be there to train attendees in advocacy skills, legislative updates, etc. 
Florida's Voice on Developmental Disabilities   
Oct. 28
Fort Lauderdale


Nonprofit Executive Program - Broward County: 
Spring 2018 Registration Now Open 
The Nonprofit Executive Program (NPEP) is designed for nonprofit organizations and is ideal for CEOs, presidents and executive directors. This world-class learning experience accommodates  busy schedules and equips executives to emerge as stronger leaders ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best-practice management, and turn challenges into strategic advantages.
The Jim Moran Institute For Global  Entrepreneurship
Updated Application Due Date: Oct. 31   

Joshua's Path 2017-2018 Seminar Series
Attend our upcoming seminar. The topic is: Social Security (not for retirement only).
Goodman Jewish Family Services
Nov. 6 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Flier (including info Dec. 4 seminar)

2nd Annual M.E.G.A Training Conference
This conference will provide wonderful workshops, training sessions and networking opportunities for Head Start in Region IV. This event is free of charge. Who is invited: Administrators, Human Resources, Chief Financial Officers, Early Head Start Directors, Head Start Directors, Policy Councils, Teachers, Board Members, Facilities Staff, ERSEA Specialist, Health Providers.
Head Start Region IV T/TA Network 
Dec. 12 -14 
Fort Lauderdale

Community Resources      

Digital Divide Program: FREE Tablet
Broward Municipal Services District is partnering with T-Mobile to close the digital divide and empower its residents by connecting families and students that don't currently have internet connectivity at home. Eligible BMSD residents with a valid Broward County Library Card will be able to check out a tablet for free from the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center -- potentially for up to six months. One tablet per household. 
Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD)

SafetyNet Tracking System
This program is open to eligible individuals residing within the city of Fort Lauderdale. This program provides the capability to locate missing persons that suffer from any type of cognitive condition and may have the tendency to wander from the safety of their own homes. Transmitters are now available directly from the department for those community members susceptible to these conditions. First come, first serve as there are only limited devices available.  
City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department 

Other Events

Information about Camp Kangaroo 
Free music therapy grief camp experience for children and teens who have experienced the death of someone special. Provided free of charge for children 5 - 18 years old through a partnership. 
Nov. 11 - 12


My Future...My Choice!
Are you ready to take charge of your future? We're recruiting young ladies (ages 13 - 17) to join our program. Program activities include: community service, cultural programs, college campus visits, physical fitness, and seminars.  
My Future My Choice, Inc.
Every 2nd Saturday,  Through Beginning of May | 10:30 a.m.
Fort Lauderdale 

Innovative Kids Art Studio Inc. Weekend Classes
Register now! Learn graphic arts using Photoshop & Illustrator! Kids 7-12 and teens 13-18.
Innovative Kids Art Studio Inc.

Teen Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss
Please RSVP.
Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention (FISP) 
Every 1st and 3rd Monday | 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Spanish Support Group for Parents
For parents with children with emotional and/or behavioral disturbances. 
South Florida Wellness Network 
Fourth Monday of Month | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale

Ongoing Grief Support Group
Providing free grief support groups to children ages 3 years old through high school and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one. The Tomorrow's Rainbow Ranch is the only children's grief center of its kind offering innovative, best practice programming to support childhood grief and loss through miniature horse interactions, therapeutic play areas and facilitated peer support.
Tomorrow's Rainbow

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
We offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), an experience-based psychotherapy treatment provided on its own or in conjunction with existing treatment. Learn about our organization and Siblings Support Group.
Healing Hooves PsychoTherapy Inc. (a PATH Center)
Southwest Ranches

Are you the caretaker for your grandchild, niece, nephew or sibling? You don't have to do it alone. The CARES TEAM can help. Offering family support, parent support and school support & guidance. Free and no referral necessary. 
Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida 

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