calendar_web.jpgThursday, April 26

Nehemiah Action Assembly: The 26 congregations of People Engaged in Active Community Effort (PEACE) will unite to present to local public officials the recommendations of their committees on Youth Crime, Wage Theft, and Jobs and Unemployment to make a strong statement of the need to do justice, 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Call 561-582-6609 or 561-385-2418.

Friday, April 27

After 5: South Florida’s Networking Social for Black Professionals meets, 6:30 p.m. at the Quality Inn Sawgrass Center, 1711 N. University Dr., Plantation.

Friday Night Live: Edifying entertainment, 9 p.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy, 3200 N. 22 Ave., Hollywood. Call 954-925-4046.

LASER Worship: The Florida Memorial University Campus Ministry invites the community to worship with them and nationally renowned priest Father Michael Pfelge, 11 a.m. in the Susie C. Holley Sanctuary, 15845 N.W. 42nd Ave., Miami Gardens. Call 305-626-3624.

The Art of Spring: Experience an explosion of color at the opening reception, 5 p.m. at the Historic Jenkins House, 815 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach.  RSVP by calling 561-832-1323 or email asotpb@bellsouth.net

Relay for Life of HOPE/Oakland Park: Family, friends, caregivers, cancer survivors and others will gather for this year’s celebration benefiting the American Cancer Society, 6 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park, 1098 N.E. 40th Ct., Fort Lauderdale Visit relayforlife.org/hopefl

Saturday, April 28

AKA Youth Health Fair: The Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., invite the community to participate in the Youth Health Fair, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at 2740 N.W. 169th Terr., in Miami Gardens. Call 305-778-3160 or visit akagzo.org

Art of Storytelling International Festival Day: The Miami-Dade Public Library System presents its 12th annual festival, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. The event is free and open to all ages. Visit mdpls.org or call 305-375-BOOK 2665.


Mother-Daughter Fashion Show and Luncheon:
The Church of the Open Door, Congregational, United Church of Christ will sponsor its annual day for ladies of all generations to bond, 11 a.m. at the church in Long Fellowship Hall, 6001 N.W. Eighth Ave., Miami. Donation $25, call 305-638-5800.


Youth Enrichment Rally: Come to St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 1524 W. 35th  St. in Riviera Beach, for a full day of activities designed to enhance the lives of our youth. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Call Elizabeth Robinson at 561-803-7348.

Scholarship Competition: The AutoNation Academy of Art & Design at the Museum of Art is hosting the 2012 Creative Summer Art Academy Merit Scholarship Competition, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University, 4 West Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Open to students entering grades 1 through 12 who are interested in attending the Creative Summer Art Academy this summer. Contact Jennifer Rivera at 954-874-9054 or email jrivera@starmark.com

Sunday, April 29

Jazz at the UU: Join the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 7701 S.W. 76th Ave., Miami, at 4 p.m. for their season finale event, Oriente, a six-piece group serving up a seductive blend of blues, jazz and Afro-Cuban beats, with a tinge of New Orleans soul. Admission $15 for adults, $10 for kids, cash at the door only. Call 305-299-9158.

Tuesday, May 1

Haitian Heritage Month Celebration: The Palm Beach County Planning Committee announces the monthlong  activities in support of 2012 Haitian Heritage Month beginning with an Opening Ceremony and Reception at the Lantana Road Branch Library, 4020 Lantana Rd., 6 p.m. featuring artist Jean Michel Daudier. Contact 561-644-6488 or bito.david@palmbeachschools.org

Wednesday, May 2

Traveling Exhibit: The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 N.W. Fifth Avenue, hosts the Fort Mose: Colonial America’s Black Fortress of Freedom exhibit May 2-July 29. This Florida Museum of Natural History exhibit explores the history of Fort Mose, America’s first legally sanctioned free black community. Call 561-279-8883.

Thursday, May 3

Haitian Heritage Month Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Join a viewing of Haiti: Terre De Feu, 6 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Main Library, 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Contact Bito David 561-644-6488 or bito.david@palmbeachschools.org.

Sunday, May 6

SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch: Enjoy the cool spring weather and hot jazz tunes at the free monthly event that brings music, the Florida sunshine and people together, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. along the New River in Fort Lauderdale’s scenic Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District. Brunch is $25.

Ongoing:

Called 2 Dance Forgive & Live Today Campaign: Join gospel singers Kevin Levar, Darlene McCoy and The McIntyre Institute Dancers at 7 p.m. on May 12 at the Gusman Center in downtown Miami for a night of healing and forgiveness displayed through song and dance. Tickets $35-$55. Call 954-945-3949 or visit mcintyreinstitute.com

CityPlace on the Plaza: Live music onstage, 6-11 p.m. Fridays, 7-11 p.m. Saturdays at CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-366-1000.


Free Pet Vaccinations:
Thanks to the generosity and support of the ASPCA, Miami-Dade Animal Services, 7401 N.W. 74th St. in Miami, will offer free vaccinations for dogs and cats through the end of April. Visit miamidade.gov/animals