Friday, Aug. 20

Back to School Stop the Violence Youth Empowerment Tour: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Carol City will host a two-day conference that includes a revival at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 20, featuring KING Gospel Group. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21 there will workshops, school supplies giveaways and special appearances and performances by celebrities including Tasha Smith (Angie from Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married) and Gospel superstar Canton Jones. Registration fee is $5 and you may register online, For more information, call 305-624-8170 and ask for Youth Minister Wilson Pascal.

Saturday, Aug. 21

Safe Summer Back to School Event: A group of community organizations will host a back-to-school event at Charles Hadley Park, 1300 NW 50th St., in Liberty City. There will be free health and dental screenings, food, music and a book bag giveaway, among other activities. For more information, call Major Craig McQueen, 305-986-8910.

Urban Life Festival: Redd Cloud Entertainment will present a three-in-one festival that includes some of the most popular facets of urban, hip-hop culture. Miami’s very own Diamond Princess, Trina, will host the festivities which will include The American Bully’s Exotic Dog Show; a car and bike show; a tattoo expo; and live performances by Black Dada and others. The venue is the South Florida Expo Center at the South Florida Fair Gardens, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. For more information, call 305-896-1681 or email

Tuesday, Aug. 24

Hollywood Vine Wine Tastings: Every Tuesday, Hollywood Vine hosts wine tastings that speak to different themes and flavors. Hollywood Vine is located at 2035 Harrison Street, Hollywood. For more information, call 954-922-2910 or log on to

Thursday, Aug. 26

South Florida Women's Chamber Exhibition at South Florida Business Expo: If you’re a woman who’s in business, this event is intended to give you resources to help grow your company. The event will be from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton Hotel, 100 Fairway Dr., Deerfield Beach. The chamber will be among exhibitors during the expo. There will be raffle prizes, food, an executive business card exchange, free products and services and more. For more information, call 954-616-5423 or log on to

You’ve Got Cancer…Now What: The North Broward Medical Center will hold a discussion on how to proceed once diagnosed with cancer. Dr. Bill Williams will facilitate topics such as how to understand your pathology results, the meaning of the language used on the report and how to discuss your options and results with your physician. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at North Broward’s Conference Center, at 201 E. Sample Road, Deerfield Beach. Space is limited. To reserve seats, call the Broward Health Line, 954-759-7400.

Miami Northwestern Alumni Association Monthly Meeting: The association’s official monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Matthews Church, 6100 NW 24th Ave., Miami. Topics will include fundraising ideas and Miami Northwestern’s 2010-2011 Alumni Initiatives. For more information, call Octavia, 954-638-8042.

Saturday, Aug. 28

Prodigal Son Birthday and Billboard Charting Celebration: South Florida’s very own Christian Rapper, Prodigal Son, has hit the Billboard charts with his latest release, Kingdom Swagga-Nomics. On top of that, he has an upcoming birthday and he wants you to come out and help him celebrate. The bash will take place at Club Holy-Wood, 1401 South Military Trail #J, West Palm Beach. Admission is $7 dollars and doors open at 8 p.m. Performers will include the birthday boy, The Company, A.T.I.C, K. Robinson and Vell P. For more information, call Holy-Wood Records, 954-678-8498.

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