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SFLHRC Special Events

Homeschool Special Events

South Florida Homeschool Resource Center offers Fabulous Friday Special Events in Central-Broward County; however, we have students from all over Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach attending. In fact, we have families driving north from the Florida Keys and driving south from Jupiter. We promise you it is worth the drive. Everything is planned out and executed with kids in mind!

Friday events are either academic or seasonal. You NEED to come out to experience it! All kids are celebrated and have a tremendous time!

Fabulous Friday academic events are where students prepare in advance and come together to present and share their newly gained knowledge. Academic Friday events have included the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Living Wax Museum, Science Fair, Battle of the Books, Heritage Day, etc.

Fabulous Friday social events, which are just plain fun! At these events, there are typically stations, games, and more based on what the theme is. Social Friday events have included Fall Festival, Winter Extravaganza, Krafty Kids, Pal-entines Party, Field Day, Legopalooza, STEM Fest, Passport to Success, and more!

On average, over 80% of the FABULOUS FRIDAY events sell out – be sure to register early!

Homeschool Special Events

Looking to sign up for any of our upcoming Upcoming Special Events?

Click and expand each item below for more details on our upcoming special events for 2023 – 2024.
SOLD OUT: SFLHRC’s First Annual Entrepreneur’s Fair/Handcrafter’s Fair – November 10, 2023

Location: Parking Lot at New Life Baptist Church, 2400 South Pine Island Drive, Davie
Times: Check-in & Setup: 2:00 – 2:30PM, Sale: 2:30 – 4:30PM, Cleanup: 4:30 – 5:00PM
Cost: No cost for guests!

All vendor spots are sold out!

With that said, please come out and support our homeschooling  Entrepreneurs.  The public is invited!!!!  Bring friends!  Bring family!  Shop for the holidays!  The kids worked hard at their crafts!  Support their efforts!

Description: Calling all crafters and entrepreneurs!  Come to our LIVE Etsy shop! Purchase holiday gifts for your parents, siblings, friends at our handcrafter’s fair! The concept is simple!

  • Your children create handcrafted items to sell.
  • They go shopping for materials. They create. They price. They sell!
  • Parents are absolutely allowed to guide and assist their children.
  • Everything will be HOMEMADE with love by our kiddos!
  • No food sales – only homemade items.

Suggested Ideas (but not limited to – be creative): Jewelry, greeting cards, bookmarks, quilts, doll clothing, candles, keychains, magnets, scarfs, bath bombs, cookie mix jars, headbands, painted points, seed bead bracelets, key fob keychains, Washi Tape Coasters, Edible Play Dough…. and so much more!

This is the PERFECT event to teach your child about “budgeting”, pricing items, shopping for sales to create items, speaking to customers and more!

Invite friends, family, other homeschoolers etc. to purchase holidays gifts from our young people! The success in this is up to YOU to promote (as well as SFLHRC!!). ENCOURAGE your children to buy sibling holiday gifts at the event!


  • Pull your vehicle into a parking space.
  • Open your trunk.
  • Set up a table and have your child become entrepreneurs!

PLEASE NOTE: We are limited at this event to a maximum of THIRTY (30) cars (for families selling their wares) per the church’s request!

SFLHRC’s Second Annual Scripps Spelling Bee – December 1, 2023

Location: Flamingo Hall Meeting Room, 12855 NW 8th Street, Sunrise

Times: See below for information on each division’s schedule:

Younger Division (ages 6 – 10): 9:15AM – 11:30AM
NOTE: All participants must check in at 9:15AM; the bee starts promptly at 9:30AM sharp. Once it begins, any late students will NOT be allowed to participate.

Older Division (ages 10 – 14): 12:15PM – 3:00PM
NOTE: All participants must check in at 12:15PM; the bee starts promptly at 12:30PM sharp. Once it begins, late students will NOT be allowed to participate.

Ages: Younger division is for ages 6 – 10; Older division is for ages 10 – 14 (all participants must be in 8th grade or younger as if they were attending school). PLEASE NOTE: Students may participate in only one division, not both.


Details: We only have TWENTY-FOUR more openings in both the younger and older levels. All students will receive a swag bag and certificates for participating. First place winners and runners up will receive medals. The older division winner will have an opportunity to move onto the next round and compete in the Miami-Dade County Spelling Bee, and try to earn a chance to take part in the National Spelling Bee.

Once you register, you will receive study lists and a recommended reading list.

SOLD OUT: Winter Extravaganza: Holidays around the World – December 4, 2023

When: Monday, December 4, 2023 – NOTE: This is on a MONDAY!!!!
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PLUS!
Place: Vista View Park, 4001 SW 142nd Ave, Davie – Shelter 4
Cost: $20.00 per child OR $35.00 per family
Ages: ALL!!!


Registration Deadline: November 20, 2023
Please be respectful of the deadline so I can order everything we need for the event! Thank you!

Details: Come join us to learn about holidays celebrated around the world through seasonal crafts, contests, games, and fun!

Event will be from 10 am – 12 pm.

Please feel free to bring a picnic lunch and stay! Vista View Park has a new Splash Pad and a great playground!

NOTE: We need teens – ages 15 – 18 to assist running the events. Get your BRIGHT FUTURES volunteer hours here! Teen volunteers do not pay! Contact Eva at to register to volunteer!

Tween Dance – December 15, 2023

Location: Nob Hill Soccer Club Meeting Room, 10200 Sunset Strip, Sunrise
Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Cost: TBD (will have an exact number shortly)
Ages: 8 – 13
NOTE: We will host a TEEN dance later in Spring 2024 for ages 13-17. Dates TBA.


This is a drop off event!  We have fifteen homeschooling parent volunteers, plus Jonathan and Eva, in addition to the Fantastic Party Factor staff!

Parents are welcome to join us for the last 15 minutes of the party to check it out!

Please read ALL details below before registering your child. 

Your registration will imply the acceptance of the guidelines below.


Have your child come dressed up as their favorite Hollywood personality or their “Glam Out Attire” as they walk the RED carpet! 

Three-hour dance party hosted by Nava Love of Fantastic Party factory.

🕺💃3-hour of non-stop dance and games. 💃🕺

📷Photo Booth with both printable AND digital photos. 📷

⭐️ Glam Station staffed for makeovers using body glitter, temporary tattoos, fake gems, and more!⭐️

🕶️Everyone gets a goody bag! 🕶️

🥤 Snacks and drinks 🥤

🎁Prizes 🎁

Note: Dinner will NOT be served; however, there will be snacks. Please make sure your child eats dinner before coming!


Registration is already open – click below to sign up:

NEW! SFLHRC’s 1st Annual STEM Festival – January 15, 2024

Date: Monday, January 15
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ages: 6 – 14
Location: Tree Tops Park, Sabal Palm Pavillion, Davie

Cost: $30.00 / student OR $50.00 per family

To register:

Come join in a celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math with SFLHRC! Student will have the opportunity to pick and choose from various stations all dealing with various aspects of STEM!

The goal of SFLHRC’s STEM Festival inspires our community to connect, create, innovate, and celebrate STEM in our lives!

Hands on! Teamwork! Cooperative Learning! Lots of fun!

Yes, we are aware this is MLK day! We intentionally chose this day in order to allow both parents to hopefully participate in this amazing afternoon!

Additionally, there will be an MLK-inspired STEM Station to remember and honor this amazing human!

In addition to the MLK Station, here are the other NINE stations!

  1. Marshmallow Constellations
  2. Skittles Art
  3. Fidget Spinners
  4. Lego Zip-line
  5. Lava Lamp
  6. Rubber Eggs
  7. Newton’s Cradle
  8. Toothpick Bridge
  9. Robotic Hand

We need TEN parent volunteers! When you volunteer, ONE child’s participation is at no cost! Contact for more details.

Teenage Volunteers are always welcome to volunteer their time, and count it towards their volunteering hours. Please contact for more details.

SFLHRC’s First Annual Homeschool Field Day – January 19, 2024

When: Friday, January 19
Time: 9:45 am – 12:00 pm +
Place: Vista View Park, 4001 SW 142nd Avenue, Davie
Cost: $20.00 per child / $35.00 per family
Ages: 4 to 15

Registration Deadline: January 5, 2024

Description: Are you ready for COLOR WAR????!!!!! Join SFLHRC for a good old fashioned field day full of races, games, contests etc. Your children will be put (in advance) on a team. They will be assigned a color! They will need to wear a t-shirt of that color. Then, we gather for family friendly competitions! May the best team win! Please feel free to bring a picnic lunch and stay after to visit with friends. Vista View Park has a new Splash Pad and a great playground!

Planned events include:

  • Potato Sack Races!   
  • Suitcase Runs!   
  • Spoon and Egg Race!  
  • Three-legged Race!  
  • Tug of War!
  • Hula Hoop Contest!  
  • Bean Bag Toss!  
  • Wheelbarrow Race!   
  • Sidewalk Chalk and Bubble Station!
  • And the final event – a Water Balloon toss!

Please have kiddos dress in closed-toe shoes. 

Don’t forget the essentials: sunscreen, hats, bug spray, umbrellas, LOTS and LOTS of water, etc.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Homeschoolers will be divided into age groups and will rotate through the events. You will be notified about your child’s group ahead of time, as we are hoping to have each group wear a different color shirt so that group members are easy to identify.

NOTE: We need teens – ages 15 – 18 to assist running the events. Get your BRIGHT FUTURES volunteer hours here! Teen volunteers do not pay! Contact Eva at to register to volunteer!

SOLD OUT: SFLHRC’s Second Annual Living Wax Museum – February 2, 2024

Location: Flamingo Hall Meeting Room, 12855 NW 8th Street, Sunrise
Times: 12:30PM setup, 1:00PM – 2:30PM museum open for guests, 2:30PM awards ceremony
Cost: $20 per participating student / maximum $35 per family / FREE for guests
Ages: ALL! (see below)

Description: Have you ever wished your child had a group of people to share their learning with?
Here is your chance – make your child’s research and learning come alive in a meaningful way!
Have them participate in SFHRC’s SECOND ANNUAL Living Wax Museum! Your child can choose to present as ANY “famous” or “infamous” person (living or not) that they can study and research at their appropriate level.

President. First Lady. Scientist. Politician. Musician. Artist. Actor/Actress. Activist. ANYONE they want!

Plan on having your child (or children) choose a figure, learn all about them, put together their projects, and practice their monologue between event registration and February 2, 2024.

“Pal-entine’s” Extravaganza – February 9, 2024

When: Friday, February 9, 2024
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PLUS!
Place: Vista View Park, 4001 SW 142nd Ave, Davie – Shelter 4
Cost: $20.00 per child OR $35.00 per family
Ages: ALL!!!

To register: 

Registration Deadline: January 15, 2024
Please be respectful of the deadline so I can order everything we need for the event! Thank you!

Details: Join us in celebrating FRIENDSHIP! Crafts. Games. Scavenger Hunt. Friendship Bracelets. Snacks! Plus… a little surprise! You won’t want to miss this!

Everyone should bring a “pal-entines decorated shoebox” to receive valentines. Everyone should bring 50 “pal-entines” to give to friends. The “pal-entines” can be store bought or made with love.

This event will run from 10 am – noon. Please feel free to bring a picnic lunch and stay! Vista View Park has a new Splash Pad and a great playground!

If your child has a food allergy, please contact me upon registration at!

NOTE: We need teens – ages 15 – 18 to assist running the events. Get your BRIGHT FUTURES volunteer hours here! Teen volunteers do not pay! Contact Eva at to register to volunteer!

SFLHRC’s Second Annual Geography Bees (USA & World) – March 15, 2024

Location: Flamingo Hall Meeting Room, 12855 NW 8th Street, Sunrise

Times: 9:30AM – 11:30AM (USA), 12:30PM – 3:00PM (World)
Cost: $20 per participating student / maximum $35 per family / FREE for guests
Ages: USA – Ages 7 – 11, World – Ages 10 – 15

  1. Students may only participate in ONE of the two divisions.

  2. Students will be provided with a book / two books to read and learn.

  3. There will not be a list of questions in a study guide; however, the study guide will contain information on topics that COULD be asked during the geography bee.

Details about which books will be used as sources will be shared in September 2023.

All students participating will receive a certificate. First place and runner up will receive medals.

SFLHRC’s First Annual Heritage Day – March 18, 2024

Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Cost: TBD
Details: Let’s celebrate our uniquenesses! SFLHRC’s Heritage Day is a great opportunity for our community of homeschoolers to not only learn about their individual heritages and backgrounds, but to share and educate others through information, traditions, clothing, food and/or a poster.  All families will have a table to decorate, share information, etc., etc.

Additional information will be posted in mid-Fall 2023.

Used Curriculum and Book Sale – March 25, 2024

Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Cost: TBD

Additional information will be posted in late 2023.

Passport to Success – April 12, 2024

Location: TBD
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost: TBD

Additional information will be posted in late 2023.

Battle of the Books – May 3, 2024

Location: Sunrise, FL

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Ages 7 – 11)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Ages 10 – 14)

$15.00 per student
$60.00 per team (of four or five people)

Sponsored by:

South Florida Homeschool Resource Center


What to Expect:

All students are to read, listen to audio books, and/or be read to from their age group’s list of books. Students will be placed on teams of 4 or 5 students. Once the students have a “full team” parents will be emailed team information. Students can meet up and practice for Battle of the Books prior to the event.

During the competition, teams will be asked a questions about the books on their age group’s Battle of the Books list. Together, in “Family Feud” style, the team will have one minute to work together to produce the answer. The “captain” will reveal the team’s final answer. If the team gets it correct, they will receive points.

The questions can be about characters, setting, plot, conflict, theme, symbolism, resolution, literary elements, higher order thinking questions and comprehension questions on of each novel.

All students will receive certificates for their participation and the winning team will receive medals.

The goal of Battle of the Books is to teach students how to work together in a group for a common goal, expose them to award-winning pieces of literature, and encourage a high volume of reading.


  1. Participants CAN form their own team of four or five students. If you do not have a team of four/five students, students can request up one or two names of participants that they would like to be on a team with. We will try to honor all requests. If we can’t honor the request, parents will be notified.
  2. SFLHRC homeschoolers, microschools, learning pods, homeschooling co-ops, and all homeschooling families are welcomed to register and attend. The more the merrier!
  3. Please note that we are limited BATTLE OF THE BOOKS to ten teams! Register early so your children don’t miss out!

Lower Level (Ages 7 – 11):

  1. Shiloh (Book One) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  2. Ban this Book by Alan Gratz
  3. Wonder by RJ Palacio
  4. Save me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
  5. Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  6. The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards
  7. Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm
  8. Can you See Me? by Libby Scott
  9. Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
  10. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Upper Level (Ages 10 – 14):

  1. Blended by Sharon Draper
  2. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
  3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  4. Coming Up Cuban by Sonia Manzano
  5. Refugee by Alan Gratz
  6. Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
  7. The Stars Beneath our Feet by David Barclay Moore
  8. Piecing me Together by Renee Watson
  9. As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds
  10. The Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

Lip Sync Contest – May 10, 2024

Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Cost: TBD

Additional information will be posted in late 2023.

Graduation Ceremonies for Grades K, 5, 8, and 12 – May 31, 2024

Location: Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St, Davie, FL 33331
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost: TBD

Details: Let’s celebrate our children’s achievements together! Families and friends are invited to celebrate our kindergartners, elementary graduates, middle school graduates, and high school graduates.

Parents will provide SFLHRC with several photos that will be incorporated into a PowerPoint presentation, and they will also be invited up on stage to share some words with their graduate!

All participating kindergartners, 5th, 8th, and 12th graders will receive a recognition certificate from SFLHRC on their achievements. 

Additional information and details will be posted in early 2024.

More Information

If you are a homeschooling parent who is looking for more information and timely updates on future Upcoming Special Events, please join our private Facebook group or fill out the form below to get more info.

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