Saturday, August 8
Back to School Summer Splash!: The Back to School Summer Splash event will take place at the Opa-Locka Executive Airport’s Parcel A, 14201 N.W. 42nd Ave. in Opa-Locka. Parents: Make sure you and your children take advantage of the free health and spinal screenings as well as free information on affordable housing and K – 12 private school scholarships. Meanwhile, kids can enjoy the bounce house, rock climbing wall and fun rides. The splash starts at 2 p.m. and will end at 7 p.m. For more information, please call 305-953-0525.
Peace in the Hood Festival: When was the last time you partied for a higher purpose? Well, Uncle Al’s Peace in the Hood Festival returns to Miami for another year. It’s the perfect opportunity to prove that a community can get together and enjoy music, games and food and not have it all end in violence. In today’s violence-prone world, there are fewer nobler callings. The festival will take place on Northwest 62nd Street between Seventh and Tenth avenues. The free celebration starts at noon and will end at 8 p.m. For more information, please call 305-244-9056.
Monday, August 10
Ideal Neighborhood: Got ideas to improve your community? Then speak to people who have the money and influence to make those ideas a reality. The Miami Children's Initiative is an opportunity for Liberty City residents, community programs, faith-based initiatives and businesses to come together and design a vibrant neighborhood. The meeting will take place at the Youth Support Committee at the NFL Center, 7090 N.W. 22nd Avenue in Miami, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call 561-386-4222. Can’t make this meeting or feel there are more pressing issues in your community? Don’t worry. There will be meetings on a variety of topics from health, to
elderly care, to affordable housing. For a complete listing
of meetings, please visit www.ounce.org/CI_calendar.html.
Thursday, August 13
Public Park Meeting: Have an inkling to let your voice be heard by your government, but have no idea where to start? Starting small is always easiest. Come before the state of Florida and their design team, at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 West Flagler St. in Miami, to let them know exactly what you feel should be included in Miami’s latest green space, the Miami Circle Park. The meeting will last from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, please call 305-375-1492.
Saturday, August 29
The Harder They Come (THTC): Be the first among your stateside friends to see the smash hit musical, The Harder They Come, which is making its U.S. debut at the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd in Miami. THTC features a cast of 16 Jamaican-born performers and is based on the cult 1970’s film that transformed reggae music and singer Jimmy Cliff into an international sensation! Ticket prices range from $50 to $95. For more information, please call 305-949-6722.
Jamie Foxx: If you watched the BET Awards Show this year, you might have heard Jamie Foxx mention, oh, about 100 times, that he is promoting his latest project. Come to the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Parkway in Sunrise, to see his much-hyped performance. Ticket prices begin at $39.75 and the show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, please call 954-835-7825 or 954-835-7000.