Give back to the community

Palm Beach — The Urban League of Palm Beach County, Inc., offers wonderful opportunities for people to give back to the community by making a difference in the lives of others. Volunteers assist the organization in a variety of ways from helping in the office, working with youth as mentors, helping low income residents file their income taxes and serving holiday meals.

To match your interests with the agency’s volunteer opportunities, contact Marcel Ellis at 561.833.1461, ext. 3007 for more information on how you can serve and the training requirements.

Book fair launches

Post-{L}it Note contest

Miami-Dade — Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College is teaming up once again with WLRN 91.3 FM, South Florida’s NPR member station, to give South Floridians a chance to write their stories. #PostLits is a community project showcasing tales that can fit on a Post-it Note. (Post-it Note + your literary creativity = Post-{L}it Note). It is as easy as jotting some words down on a Post-it Note. One story, one Post-it in English, Spanish or Creole. People can share  experiences like their I-95 commute, the first time seeing a dolphin, what they do with all those mangoes, or what’s in their hurricane kit.

Take a pic of the Post-it and post it on social media, tagged #PostLits, or email a pic to Use hashtag #Postlits on social media. You can also submit your story at A panel will choose 20 favorite stories, with winners receiving Book Fair tote bags, Book Fair memberships, tickets to Evenings With, WLRN swag and a carton of custom Post-its in bright South Florida colors. The contest ends on Nov. 22. Visit: for more info.

League’s annual gala raises funds to serve community

Ft. Lauderdale — The Red Gala is the Urban League of Broward County’s signature fundraising event. Through the gala, the Urban League celebrates the accomplishments of local leaders who embody the agency’s mission while raising funds to support children and families in Broward County. New to the event is the “Macy’s Star Award,” which recognizes an individual who has exhibited superior progression towards self-sufficiency through the Urban League’s programs, services and resource tools.

This year’s theme, Sistrunk Under the Stars, encourages guests to don “Hollywood glam” attire at the event which happens on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Rev. Sam Delevoe Park; 2520 NW 6th Street, Ft. Lauderdale. For more information or to register, visit


Compiled from staff, wire reports