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Back to School Events in South Florida

By on August 5, 2017


Even though there are still some precious summer days left, August is the month to start preparing for school which starts in a few weeks. Below is a list of fun family events with  backpack giveaways, school supplies, immunizations & health screenings, haircuts, aftercare info and much more.

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Back to School Physicals & Immunizations
Thru August

Make an appointment for physicals & immunizations for only $30. Bring child’s immunization records. Sports physicals not included. Citrus Health Network, 551 W. 51 Pl. Hialeah. 305-817-6560 or 705 East 26 St. Hialeah. 305-835-1551.

Back to School Physicals & Immunizations
Thru August

Community Health of South Florida offers back-to-school immunizations & physicals for $30 plus $5 regis. fee for uninsured patients at 11 Miami-Dade locations. Bring child’s immunization records. Parent/guardian must be present. Res. req. 305-252-4820. 8:30am–Noon.

Care Resource Check-Ups & Vaccinations
August & September

New pediatric patients without health insurance may receive a Free comprehensive check-up & required vaccinations for school. Covered vaccinations include, but are not limited to the following: polio, Varivax (chicken-pox), measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), DTap or Tdap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis). New pediatric patients may also receive a NEW back-to-school backpack. To redeem this promotion, one MUST first make an appointment by calling 305-576-1234 x470 (English) or x471 (Spanish).

Alpha & Omega Church
Back To School Blessings » Friday, August 4 • 7:30–9:30pm

Free back packs with school supplies to those parents who are in financial need. Must pre-register, call 305-273-1263 x214. 7800 SW 56 St. (Miller Dr.) Miami.

The Carrie Brazer Center
Summer Splash Bash » Saturday, August 5 • 11am–4pm

Free event for children & adults on the autism spectrum in the So. Fla. community. Sensory fun & exercise with waterslide, sprinklers, bounce house, play yard with swings & climbing equipment with slides. Complimentary popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs & sno cones. 7530 Sunset Dr. Miami. 305-271-8790.

West Kendall Toyota
Back-to-School Resource Fair » Saturday, August 5 • 9am–Noon

Bring the entire family out for a morning of fun-filled events, free backpacks filled with school supplies for the 1st 400 kids, face painters, raffles, scholastic books & more! Free. 13800 SW 137 Ave. Miami. 786-619-3668.

Bethel Evangelical Baptist Church
Back-to-School Health Fair » Saturday, August 5 • 10am–1pm

Free backpacks, school supplies, health screenings, bounce house & more. Children must be present. Supplies on a 1st come, 1st served basis. 17601 NW 2 Ave. Miami Gardens. 305-542-8292.

Hialeah Church of the Nazarene
Book Bag Giveaway » Saturday, August 5 • 10am–2pm

Get your book bag before school starts! A community event providing 250 free book bags to local needy families. 1st come, 1st served. 310 East 5 St. Hialeah. 786-402-8771.

Olinda Park
Back to School Fun Day » Saturday, August 12 • 10am–1pm

Fun day to benefit Miami-Dade Co. students. Free book bag giveaway, hot dogs & drinks, health screenings, music, bounce houses, raffle prizes & more. 2101 NW 51 St. Miami. 305-636-2331.

Pelican Community Park
Back to School Picnic » Saturday, August 12 • 10am–1pm

With the end of summer drawing near, it’s time to get the information on everything your child needs for the 1st day of school including immunizations, sports & recreational programs, & local aftercare. Kids will be entertained with rides, crafts & games. Lunch & snacks available for purchase. Free. 18115 N. Bay Rd. Sunny Isles Beach. 305-792-1759.

Juan Duarte Park
Free School Supplies » Saturday, August 12 • 10am–2pm

Young Dreams along with Commissioner Gort are hosting event to provide 1000 under-privileged children in Miami Dade County with free book bags, school supplies, books, & free haircuts. Career stations, vocational & higher learning assistance. Free drinks, food, face painting,
bounce houses & more. 2800 NW 17 Ave. Miami.

Miami Children’s Museum
Back to School Bash! » Saturday, August 19 • 11am–5pm

School is almost here! Get your brain waves working with some fun activities to help you start the year on the right foot. Decorate your own pencil case, get creative in the Art Studio, & participate in a backpack relay race. Practice your science skills in a fun experiment, & enjoy performances based on children’s literature by the MCM Players. Adm/$20, Fla. res/$15, Members, Military & Under 1/Free. 980 MacArthur Cswy. Miami. 305-373-5437.

Joe Celesin Community Center
Back to School Bash » Saturday, August 19 • 10am–1pm

Backpack giveaway, fun, healthy eating tips, food, entertainment & more. 1525 NW 135 St. North Miami. 305-895-9840

Back-to-School Community Extravaganza
Saturday, August 5 • 9am–2pm

A Children’s Services Council event that supplies over 5,000 Broward students with backpacks, school supplies, clothes & shoes, & resource fair where families can get haircuts, vaccines, & resources to prepare them for the new school year. John Mullin Park, 2000 NW 55 Ave. Lauderhill

Back-to-School Community Extravaganza
Saturday, August 5 • 9am–3pm

A Children’s Services Council event that supplies over 5,000 Broward students with backpacks, school supplies, clothes & shoes, & resource fair where families can get haircuts, vaccines, & resources to prepare them for the new school year. New Renaissance Middle School, 10701 Miramar Blvd. Miramar

Back-to-School Community Extravaganza
Saturday, August 5 • 9am–3pm

A Children’s Services Council event that supplies over 5,000 Broward students with backpacks, school supplies, clothes & shoes, & resource fair where families can get haircuts, vaccines, & resources to prepare them for the new school year. Blanche Ely High School, 1201 SW 6 Ave. Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach
Family Fun Day & Summer Splash Down
Saturday, August 5

Come one come all to a waterfall of fun! Eat delicious food & hometown favorites from local vendors. Backpack giveaway, live performances by Taylor Girls, Free Life Boyz, Katie Steele & more. Water activities, motivational speakers, empowerment workshops & more. Free health screenings & educational info. 10am–2pm. McNair Community Park, 951 NW 27 Ave. Pompano Beach. 954-786-7824.

Tamara James Progress in the Park
Saturday, August 5 • 8am–6pm

Preparing families for back-to-school, health screenings, vendors. Martin Luther King Jr. Rec Center, 2400 Charleston St. Hollywood. 954-258-7552.

Back to School Giveaway & Health Fair » Saturday, August 5 • 11am–3pm

Assistance with school supplies, health screenings, physicals & info. Power of Faith Ministries, 6337 SW 27 St. Miramar. 954-478-5383

Back to School Health Fair » Saturday, August 5 • 9am –1pm

Receive health services, education & back to school supplies. Sponsored by Broward Co. Schools. Lauderdale Manor Resource Center, 1400 NW 14 Ct. Fort Lauderdale. Contact: Anita Taylor 964-854-4240

Sawgrass Mills
The Classic Stock Up » Now thru Wednesday, August 9

Get 30–50% off all polos, tees, & jeans Tommy Hilfiger Kids. Plus present this offer in-store (Promo code 500015952000) & get 25% off purchase of $250+ or 20% off $150+ or 15% off entire purchase. 12801 W Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise

Coral Square Mall
$10 Kids Haircuts » Now thru Wednesday, August 9

JC Penney Salon offers $10 back to school haircuts for kids in K-6th Grades. Book appointment 954-752-8116 mention offer.

Sugar Sand Park
Back-To -School Splash
Saturday, August 12 • 10am–1pm

The perfect way to slide into the new school year & wave goodbye to Summer. Kids can enjoy 3 water slides, a field of bubbles, make & takes, water games, giveaways, music, food & frozen treats. Remember sunscreen, towels, hats, change of clothes. Weather permitting. Free. 300 So. Military Trail, Boca Raton. 561-347-3900.

Tyrone Bryant Library
Back to School Giveaway » Saturday, August 12

RayGlens Hope will give out supplies, Florida Barber Academy will give free haircuts, refreshments, school info. 12–3pm. 2230 NW 21 Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-548-9823

Miramar Square
Back-to -School Bash » Saturday, August 12

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center invites you to their FREE Back-to-School Bash. Music & entertainment, Health & safety demonstrations, Behind-the-scenes center tours, Free bicycle helmet fittings for children* & Free school supplies* (*while supplies last).
Games, prizes & much more! 10am–12pm. Please RSVP online at: Miramar Square, 12246 Miramar Pkwy. Miramar.

Sunrise Civic Center
Back to School Round-Up » Saturday, August 12 • 10am–1pm

Kick off the school year at this free family event, jam-packed with rides, games, music, food & fun! Reps from Sunrise public schools will be on hand to answer questions about the 2017-2018 academic year. In addition, the first 1,000 K–12 students to show proof of Sunrise residency will receive a free drawstring backpack filled w/school supplies, along w/a grade-appropriate book. Family Central’s C-QuELL (Community for Quality Early
Learning & Literacy) initiative will host a Pre-K Corral where families with children ages 3–5 can participate in art happenings, story times, & more. 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Sunrise. 954-747-4600.

Back to School Event » Saturday, August 12 • 10am–2pm

Community back-to-school supplies giveaway & services. West Ken Lark Park, 1321 NW 33 Ave. Lauderhill. 954-274-0818

DOH Back to School Immunization Health Fair
Saturday, August 12 • 10am–2pm

Community back-to-school supplies giveaway, vaccines & services. Lauderhill Mall, 1267 NW 40 Ave. Lauderhill. 954-467-4700×4034

Deerfield Beach
Jesus People Proclaim Family Fun & Wellness
Saturday, August 12 • 10:30am – 3:30pm

Family fun with community resources & wellness services. Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd. Deerfield Beach. 561-451-8981

New Life Enrichment Center Health Fair
Saturday, August 12 • 11am–3pm

Family fun with back to school supplies, health & wellness services. Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd. Deerfield Beach. 561-451-8981

Flamingo Gardens
Back-2-School Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, August 12 & 13 • 9:30am–4:30pm

Beat the back to school blues with a fun-filled weekend featuring dinosaurs, waterslides, bounce houses, crafts & more. Lost World of Dinosaurs exhibit, & a fossil exhibit. Live presentation by Paleontologist Robert DePalma from the Hell Creek Formation dig site in South Dakota.
Archaeologist Robert Feeney will answer questions. Cool off while racing down the water slides & playing in the foam pit or make dinosaur crafts. Also enjoy games, contests, food, music, & get your photo taken with Horacio the T-Rex. Adult(12+)/$19.95, Child (3–11)/$12.95, 2&under/
Free. Narrated Tram Tour included with admission. Parking/$1.50. 9:30am–4:30pm. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd. Davie. 954-473-2955.

Mount Bethel
Back-to-School Family Affair » Saturday, August 19 • 10am–2pm

Join the giveaway of back-to-school supplies & learn about health resources. Free. Joseph C. Carter Park, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954-768-0920

CEC Back to School Event » Saturday, August 19 • 11am–2pm

Community back-to-school supplies giveaway, immunizations, haircuts & services. Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Rd. Hollywood.

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