moafl-logo_web.jpgFriday, March 19

Arts Scholarships:  The Museum of Art of Fort Lauderdale, 1 East Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, is hosting a free arts scholarship competition on April 17. Students in grades 1 to 12 are invited to compete to win scholarships to study painting or illustration this summer at the Museum of Art’s Creative Summer Art Academy.  During the competition, the students will have three hours to create one drawing from a still life.  Just by competing in the competition, students get 10 percent off the cost of enrollment. Technically, the deadline to enter the competition is April 16, but officials strongly urge all budding artists to RSVP as soon as possible. For more information, please call 954-262-0239 or e-mail

Saturday, March 20

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Program: The African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., near Fort Lauderdale will host a Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Panel Discussion on March 20 from 2 to 5 p.m.  Speakers will discuss breast cancer programs of interest to both men and women.  The panel’s featured speakers include: South Florida photographer Susan Buzzi; Kevin Gray, Executive Director, Woman2Woman Breast Cancer Foundation, who will speak about the effects of breast cancer in our community and for the family from a male’s perspective; and Sonia Franklin, Sisters Network Tampa Bay, Inc. Sisters Network® Inc, (SNI), who will speak about the only national African-American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States. For more information, please call 954-868-6598 or 954-357-7443. You may also email Barbara Miller at 

Thursday, March 25

Annual Women’s Expo: In honor of Women’s History Month, Florida Memorial University will host the Third Annual Women’s Expo.  The event includes various activities and presentations including a health and wellness fair, lectures and dance demonstrations. The expo will be held at Florida Memorial University’s A. Chester Robinson Athletic Center, 15800 Northwest 42nd Avenue in Miami Gardens, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please call Dr. Gwendolyn Robinson at 305-623-4292 or 305-623-1400.

Saturday, March 27

IndiVisible – African-Native Lives in the Americas Exhibit:  The fascinating exhibit, IndiVisible: African-Native Lives in the Americas, a 20-panel traveling show that focuses on the history and complex lives of people of dual African-American and native ancestry, is coming to an end, but offers one last chance to shed light on an often ignored population. Everett Osceola will give a presentation on the Culture and History of the Seminoles at Broward County Library’s African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 NW Sistrunk Blvd. near  Fort Lauderdale, at 2 p.m. For more information, please call 954-625-2829.

Jamaica, Farewell: The play Jamaica, Farewell,  is based on a true story about one woman’s attempt to escape poverty, prison time and death on her native Jamaica, all in order to fulfill her dream of starting over in America.  The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Arts Center, 2400 Civic Center Place in Miramar.   Tickets are $32 and $37. For more information, please call 954-462-0222 or 954-602-4500.

Hair Drama: The gospel stage play, Hair Drama, is coming to the Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue in Miami, for one night only! The play, written by Miami beauty industry entrepreneur Felicia Brown, tells the story of a single mother using her faith to help pursue her dreams of owning a business. The play provides the ultimate lesson in perseverance as unexpected obstacles from every direction cause the heroine again and again to decide whether she'll sink or swim. The drama begins at 7 p.m. and ticket prices range from $20 to $45. For more information, please call 305-846-1321 or

Sunday, March 28

To Haiti with Love Concert: It has been three months since Haiti was shaken by a devastating earthquake, but funds are still needed. If you’re looking to mix your charity giving with your need for entertainment, then check out To Haiti with Love – a Concert for Life.   The concert features a stellar line-up of artists such as: Tabou Combo, Nu Look, Jahnesta, Sweet Mickey, Sister Sledge, Donna Allen, Whodini, Special Ed, Nadine Sutherland, Glen Washington, Singing Melody, Abijah and DJ Griot.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the door.   The concert will be held at the Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 N.W. 11th Pl. (441 and Sunrise Blvd.) in Lauderhill, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  For additional information, please call 954-777-2041 or visit­­­