Father’s Day is just around the corner! What do you get for that special man in your life who’s watched you grow, taught you how to ride a bike and held his breath as he handed you his car keys? How about a day of sailing, kayaking, and boating along Biscayne Bay for free?

Bring your father, grandfather, uncle, brother, or friend to Shake-A-Leg Miami’s Community Bay Day in celebration of the father figures in our life. The fun begins at noon, Sunday, June 1st. The festivities – in conjunction with One Grove Foundation - will include food, drinks, and entertainment, as well as silent auctions, board games, raffles, and more. Donations are welcomed!

The Deering Estate at Cutler is home to several rarely seen species of butterflies. Guided butterfly walks will be offered this summer on the following Saturdays: June 28, July 26 and August 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Guests will walk with a Deering Estate naturalist through various habitats in search of Dina Yellow, Dingy Purplewing, and Atala butterflies, as well as others of the nearly 40 species that are onsite! The butterfly walks are free with regular Estate admission: $12 for adults and $7 for children (ages 4-14).

The GroveHouse Artists 9th annual exhibit opening will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Deering Estate at Cutler. The GroveHouse Artists exhibit opening is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

pupTake Paws TV series wins top honors in international competition

Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division, in partnership with BECON-TV (Broward Education Communication Network), has won a 2014 Gold Communicator Award of Excellence from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA)for its Take Paws television series. The program won in the “Video” category for its focus on social responsibility.

The Take Paws program is part of Animal Care's community outreach efforts to bring attention to the adoption of homeless dogs and cats, as well as various aspects of pet care, including responsible pet ownership. The show is produced by BECON-TV.