fruits-and-veggies_web.jpgThursday, Dec. 2

Liberty City Farmer’s Market: Purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and seedlings from Miami's only farmer's market providing produce cultivated by local growers only. The market is being held noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays, December through April, at the Belafonte TACOLCY Center, 6161 NW Ninth Ave., in Liberty City. For more information, visit urbanoasisproject.org.


4th Annual Larry Little Legends Golf Classic: Join the NFL Hall of Famer at Miami’s Historic Virginia Key Beach for a weekend of fun for a good cause. At 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, there will be a V.I.P cocktail party at Calder Casino and Race Course, 21001 NW 27th Ave., Miami Gardens. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, for the golf tournament at Inverrary Country Club, 3840 Inverrary Blvd., Lauderhill. Confirmed invited guests include Booby Bell, Ted Hendricks, Deacon Jones, Don Shula, Ed Newman, Dwight Stephenson and Paul Krause. Proceeds will benefit the restoration, operation and capital improvement projects of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. For more information,  call  305-960-4618 or e-mail KOkpala@miamigov.com.

Saturday, Dec. 4

Hair Drama Gospel Stageplay: The hit gospel stage play is coming back for one night only at the Logos Baptist Church, 16305 NW 48th Ave., Miami Gardens. The play, written by Miami beauty industry entrepreneur Felicia Brown, tells the story of a single mother using her faith to help pursue her dream of owning a business. Loosely based on Brown’s life, it provides a lesson in perseverance as unexpected obstacles from every direction cause the heroine again and again to wonder whether she would sink or swim. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. For more information, call 305-846-1321.

55th Annual Hollywood Beach Candy Cane Parade: Thousands of spectators will line the Hollywood Beach  Boardwalk, on Hollywood Blvd.  and A1A, from 7-9 p.m. to kick-off the holiday season in true South Florida fashion with this oceanfront event. This year’s theme is the “White Ice Parade.”

Making Business Magic Holiday Gala:
The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce will host its fifth annual gala at the Hyatt Regency, 400 SE Second Ave., in downtown Miami. Honorees include retired  Congresswoman Carrie Meek, community leader Albert Dotson Sr., and Dave Lawrence, founding chairman of The Children’s Trust. Tickets are $150. For more information, call 305-751-8648.

Sunday, Dec. 5

Olympian Ato Boldon Speaks at Miami Central: The  four-time Olympic medalist will be guest presenter at the South Florida Student-Athlete Academic and Human Development Symposium at 4:10 p.m. at Miami Central High School, 1781 NW 95th St. in Liberty City. Boldon will speak and teach on “Media interview Skills” to 100 of the South Florida’s best senior football players who will be participating in the Nike South Florida All-Star Football Game and 200 basketball players competing in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Basketball Classic.

Tuesday, Dec. 7

City of Homestead Tree Lighting Ceremony: Join the mayor and council members for this annual celebratory event at 6:30 p.m. by the pond in front of City Hall, 790 N. Homestead Blvd. Music will be provided by students of the Charter School at Waterstone.

Saturday, Dec. 11

Nina’s Kids Auditions: Join the daughter of legendary singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail in Miami from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for auditions for the inspiration ensemble band, children’s choral group and production team mainly serving underprivileged and under-served youth. The audition process will include vocal auditions for the choral group and instrumental try-outs for the ensemble band. A piano/keyboard will be provided at the audition site but all other musicians must take their own instruments to the audition. In addition to the children’s choral group, Nina’s Kids is also seeking youth who are interested in participating on the production team.

Ongoing:

Holy-Wood Records to Host Special Christmas Show: South Florida’s award-winning Christian rapper Prodigal Son and the staff of Holy-Wood Records will host a Christmas night show, featuring free gifts and music at 7 p.m. at Changing Ur Life Ministries, 4501 NW 31st Ave.,  Oakland Park. Donation is $5 for adults and $1 for kids 12 and under.

The community calendar is published each Friday. Please submit your community event to empyrealcommunications@gmail.com by the preceding Monday at 10 a.m.