for_colored_girls_web.jpgFri., Nov. 5
For Colored Girls: The latest film from entertainment mogul Tyler Perry makes its anticipated debut in theaters across the country. The film boasts an all-star cast, including Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Loretta Devine, Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose,  Kimberly Elsie and Kerry Washington. It is based on the acclaimed play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf written by Ntozake Shange. For more information, log on to

Sat., Nov. 6
Lileth's Couture Collection Showcase: At 7 p.m., the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce will host an evening of elegance and glamour as they unveil 71-year-old Lileth Hogart’s Couture Collection at the Environ Cultural Center, 3800 Environ Blvd, Lauderhill. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

For ticket information, call 954-318-6118 or log on to

Tues., Nov. 9
Foreclosure Prevention Clinic: The City of Miami Gardens will hold a foreclosure prevention session from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183rd St. You will be able to speak directly with your lender or a Neighborhood Housing Services specialist who can help you modify your home loan or sell your home through short sale. Bring your drivers license, Social Security or Tax ID card, two Months of bank statements, 1040 Federal income tax returns for 2008 & 2009 with W-2’s, any additional bills or letters supporting hardship condition, mortgage documents, default notice, summons and statements. Invited lenders include: GMAC Mortgage, Countrywide Financial, Bank of America, Chase, CITI, and Wells Fargo.

Wed., Nov. 10
Dania Beach Relay for Life Kick-Off: From 6-8:30 p.m. the community will be encouraged to sign up for relay teams and seek financial contributions and in-kind donations to promote and raise funds for cancer research.  The event will be held at the Frost Park auditorium, 300 SE 2nd St., Dania Beach. Honorary chairpersons signed on to the cause are Congressman Alcee Hastings, former state Rep. Timothy Ryan, NFL star Dwight Stephenson and developer Hank Thomas. For more information, call Ms. Corbin, 954-540-8776, or Ms. Bacon, 954-249-6988.

Sat., Nov. 13
Great Green Family Festival: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 14, the environment friendly festival will introduce visitors to “eco-friendly” living by showcasing “green” vendors promoting everything from alternative energy vehicles to green or natural health and beauty products. It will take place at the Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead, and will include educational presentations, free classes, lectures and workshops for children and adults, entertainment by “Merlina” the magician, medicinal herbs, oils and teas, culinary plants and natural foods. Admission is $8 per person, with children under 12 admitted free. For more information, call the Fruit & Spice Park, 305-247-5727.

Sun., Nov. 14
Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival:  The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise. Highlights will include the Publix Jerk Cook-Off where competitors vie for a cash prize. The event will also include food vendors, live entertainment and Caribbean sports such as cricket, soccer, netball and a domino tournament. The kids will be kept busy all day in the Kidz Fun Zone. For more information, call 954-369-9002, email or log on to