belly_dancer_web.jpgSaturday, September 5
Belly dancing Class:
Need a way to burn the calories and have fun? Try a belly-dancing class. For those just starting out in the world of belly dancing, try this beginners' class, taught at Casa Salsa, 1317 E. Commercial Blvd. in Oakland Park, from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Each class costs $12. For more information, please call 954-336-1353.

Tuesday, September 8
Everything You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer Lecture:
Here are some not-so-fun statistics: Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in men; one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime; and African-American males are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Now, here's a fact to help you breathe easy: When diagnosed early, prostate cancer is very easy to treat. Learn more about prostate cancer, treatment and screening methods (nowadays, you can have a blood screening instead of a digital rectal exam) at the Everything You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer lecture at the North Broward Medical Center, 201 E. Sample Road in Deerfield Beach, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The medical center will also offer free screenings on Saturday, Sept. 12, but you must register first. For more information and to register, please call 954-759-7400.

Darfur Symposium: To help educate the public about the issues surrounding Darfur – from who is involved in the conflict to how it began, Nova Southeastern University is holding a week-long symposium. The Sept. 8 event is titled, "Why Darfur is Calling," a panel discussion about the history of Darfur, the current situation and the challenges of bringing humanitarian aid to the region. The panel discussion will last from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Knight Auditorium at NSU, 3301 College Avenue in Davie. For a complete listing of events, please visit or call 954-262-6254.


Wednesday, September 9
Artist Ginette Grunder Rouzeau
has found the tropical nature of Miami indispensable to her art. Growing up in Haiti, she saw her love of nature fostered and later nurtured by her family, especially by her mother and an aunt who was a writer and ardent conservationist. She's developed a unique art form, printing plants and flowers indigenous to South Florida. Participants will be able to continue using this technique on their own using materials in their own back yards. The program will be taught at the North Dade Regional Library, 2455 183rd St. in Miami Gardens from 10 a.m. to noon. To register, please call 305-625-6424.

Saturday, September 12
Homeowner Workshop:
The Broward Housing and Community Development Task Force presents the Homebuyer-Fair Path to Homeownership Workshop at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 N.W. 6th St. near Fort Lauderdale, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop provides information on purchasing HUD property, as well as an opportunity to speak to local lenders, the IRS and HUD-certified housing counselors. For more information, please call 954-625-2845.

Sunday, September 13
Legend of Black Caesar – South Florida Pirate Stories:
Dr. Paul George presents a fascinating program about South Florida pirates at the Historical Museum of South Florida, 101 West Flagler St. in Miami, at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for non-museum members. For more information, please call 305-375-1621.