Upcoming Events For Teens: Fall 2012

Do you, as a teenager, ever find yourself saying, “There’s nothing to do around here?!” Parents, do you hear your children complaining of boredom often? Teens, grab your family and friends and try something new to cure the boredom bug. Check out the year-round and upcoming special event activities below.

The Struggle Tour featuring Tenth Avenue North, Audrey Assad and the Rend Collective Experiment
2009 New Artist the Year Christian rock group Tenth Avenue North will be performing at Spanish River Church in Boca Raton on November 16 along with Audrey Assad, a contemporary Christian artist and multiple GMA Dove Award nominee, as well as the Rend Collective Experiment, an eclectic Christian band from Ireland. Deluxe tickets are $35 and general admission tickets are $20. Deluxe ticket includes a pre-show Q & A session, reserved seating, signed poster, commemorative tour laminate, and a $5 off merchandise coupon available at the artist’s merchandise table. For more information or to buy tickets, go to itickets.com and search for the artist’s name or location.

Action Town Florida Family Fun Center
Action Town Florida is fun for the whole family. Located in Hialeah, Action Town Florida includes attractions such as paintball, laser tag, bumper cars, rock wall challenges and mini-golf. Action Town Florida has the biggest paintball and laser tag arenas in Miami and offers weekly specials and group rates. More information can be found at actiontownfl.com or by calling 305-647-3343.

First Priority Fun Run: Run For the Gospel
Calling all athletes! Help benefit First Priority by running or walking the 5K First Priority Fun Run, which will be held on November 3 at Grace Baptist Church in Pompano Beach. There is no entry fee for this event, but participants are encouraged to raise $100 each. Get your teammates or family together to help raise support for First Priority. The event starts at 9 a.m. For more information, visit runforthegospel.com.

Art Fest Boca 2012
Aspiring teen artists can draw inspiration from Art Fest Boca, taking place on November 17-18 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. The artwork that is displayed at Art Fest has been chosen based on quality, originality and craftsmanship by a panel of jurors who are experts in their field, according to the event’s website. You will have the opportunity to meet the artists and admire their work, while sampling fine cuisine and enjoying live entertainment. For more information visit artfestboca.com.

Young Sisters & Brothers Teen Program
If you are looking to get community service hours and are good with kids, check out the Young Sisters & Brothers Teen Program that takes place at the Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library in Pompano Beach from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Give homework help, play fun and interactive games, do character building activities and more. For more information, contact Georgia Gordon at 954-968-3820.

Film Screening and Discussion: Teen Miami Memoirs
People of all ages are invited to attend the screening of Teen Miami Memoirs on December 15 at HistoryMiami. Twenty teenagers filmed and conducted video histories of more than forty Miami residents who were teenagers from the 1940s to the 1990s as part of the Teen Miami project. During the film screening and discussion, clips from the video histories will be shown and participants will talk about growing up in South Florida and the fashion, music and events that shaped their lives. For more information, visit events.pbpulse.com.

Crafting Classes
Joann Fabrics offers year-round sewing, cake decorating, painting, papercrafting, knitting, crocheting, quilting and jewelry-making classes year round at participating stores. The cost of most classes is relatively inexpensive and, if you sign up to receive emails or mail from Joann Fabrics, they often send out coupons. More information and store locations can be found at joann.com.

Surf Lessons
SoBe Surf is Miami’s oldest and most respected surfing school and offers surfing and stand-up paddle lessons for all ages, skill levels and abilities. All instructors are American Red Cross lifeguard certified and fully insured. Most lessons are taught on South Beach, but SoBe Surf is willing to work at other locations based on your needs. Prices depend on the type of lesson, number of students and amount of time; all lesson prices on the beach in Miami are by suggested donation. SoBe offers large group rates as well. More information can be found at sobesurf.com.

South Florida International Art Show
Attention, car junkies! The South Florida International Auto Show will take place from November 9-18 at the Miami Beach Convention Center and features over 1,000 of the latest vehicles for the upcoming year! For more information, visit sfliautoshow.net.

South Florida Urban Ministries Volunteering
Help spread hope to others this Thanksgiving by helping South Florida Urban Ministries assemble and deliver more than 6,500 meals to families in need on Thanksgiving Day. Register to volunteer by November 16 at sflum.org (click on Thanksgiving).

Many adults have said, “During your teenage years you have the most free time that you will ever have during your life.” Don’t waste that time!

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