hands_holding-plant_web.jpgSaturday, Oct. 23

Edible Garden Project: The Urban League of Broward County’s Youth Build Program will partner with volunteers from the Housing Authority of Fort Lauderdale, Step-Up Apprenticeship and American Express from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to create an Edible Garden in the Northwest Gardens Neighborhood. It will take place at 771 NW 12th Terr. in Fort Lauderdale and will include painting, landscaping, removing debris and installing a sustainable edible garden. For more information, call 954-625-2570.

Homeless Benefit Gala: The Friends of the Broward Outreach Center in Hollywood will be hosting their annual gala, “Hollyween Masquerade,” at 7 p.m. to help raise funds to provide services for the homeless. The gala will be held at the Westin Diplomat Hotel, 3555 S. Ocean Dr., in Hollywood. In addition to a silent auction and special awards ceremony, there will be live entertainment and dinner. For more information on sponsorships and ticket purchases please contact Andy Rogow at 954-600-7113 or email ambroker@gmail.com.
Little Haiti Keeping it Clean & Green: The Little Haiti Optimist Club (LHOC) will beautify the Little Haiti area as well as educate the community on the importance of recycling and the use of green and energy efficient products from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteer check-in and registration is at 5430 NE 1st Ct. A continental breakfast, supplies and the assignment for the day will be provided upon arrival. To volunteer or provide a monetary or in-kind contribution, call 305-390-0234 or email info@littlehaitioptimist.org.
Marching Band Festival: Coral Springs High School Colts will welcome more than 2,500 marching band students from various bands throughout the day at 7201 West Sample Rd., Coral Springs.  A different band will take to the field approximately every
15 minutes from 11:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. The event is open to the public. Admission is $7 and parking is $3.

Miami Dade County Chapters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc
.: Presents 2nd Annual Greek Masquerade Party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Intercontinental Hotel West on 2505 NW 87th Avenue. For Ticket Information, please call 305-801-9741. The party is sponsored by Beta Tau Zeta, Eta Nu Zeta, Mu Gamma Zeta Chapters, Rho Sigma Fraternity and Theta Rho Sigma Fraternity. Proceeds benefit Scholarships.

Sunday, Oct. 24

Library Speaker Series: Allen Morris a.k.a Ace Abbott, author of the Rogue Aviator, will speak about pilot fatigue at the Spanish River Library, 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd, in Boca Raton, at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.bocalibraryfriends.org.

Thursday, Oct. 28

International Boat Show: The 51st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will take place Oct. 28 – Nov. 1 at the Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center, the Hall of Fame Marina, the Las Olas Municipal Marina, the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, and the Broward County Convention Center. For more information, call 954-764-7642 or 1-800-940-7642, or visit ShowManagement.com

Friday, Oct. 29

Fun Fall Festival: Hope-Centennial Elementary offers a layout children will love from 3-5 p.m.  The carnival will take place on the Hope-Centennial campus at 5350 Stacy St. in West Palm Beach. Highlights of the event include a police helicopter landing, the police K-9 unit, a bounce house, Explorers with McGruff, face painting, games, prizes, candy, and popcorn. Admission is $1 and includes all booths and treats. Children are encouraged to wear non-violent costumes without weapons or masks. For more information, contact Shari Cooper at 561-640-1256 or email shari.cooper@palmbeach.k12.fl.us.
Killing Kevin Spacey: The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and DeNiro & Wolf Productions present the award-winning comedy in its U.S. debut as part of the Arts Access Program on Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The comedy follows a man who decides to interject some of Al Pacino's hotshot movie moves into his dull life. Tickets are $35 and are available through the Broward Center’s box office at 954-462-0222 or BrowardCenter.org.  The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.

Saturday, Oct. 30

College Is Possible: The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is hosting an event to provide students and their families with information about the importance of a college education from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Miami Dade College-Kendall Campus, 11011 S.W. 104th St. in Kendall. Topics include: Preparing for College Admissions and Researching Financial Aid Scholarship Opportunities. The event kicks off
with breakfast and registration. To register for this event visit http://kendall.eventbrite.com  or call  1-877-HSF-INFO.