calendar_web.jpgThursday, Feb. 23

Marketing for Small Businesses: South Florida Urban Ministries hosts a free marketing seminar, 6:30 p.m. at the United Way Center for Financial Stability, 11500 N.W. 12th Ave. in Miami. RSVP to or 305-688-3551 ext. 29.

MIA Mall Goes Red: Shoppers will see red from 6-8 p.m. with special guest host CBS 4 news anchor Natalia Zea and models who will showcase the latest trends in all shades of red and raise funds for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women initiative. Visit


‘6th Annual Collaborative Art Exhibition & Reception: Featuring Lupe Lawrence, Peter Marshall, Mark Manning, Joseph Pierre, Florida Highwayman Roy A. McLendon Jr., the children of St. George’s Center and J.A.Y. Ministry of Riviera Beach,  5-7 p.m., Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. Exhibition through Feb. 29; art will be for sale. Call 561-832-1323 or email

The Langston Hughes Project: Join celebrity actor and spoken word artist Malcolm Jamal Warner (Theo from the Cosby Show) at 8 p.m. to celebrate Black History Month at South Miami Dade Cultural Center, 10950 S.W. 211 St. in Cutler Bay. Visit

Friday, Feb. 24

After 5: Enjoy a free evening of networking, socializing and mixing with South Florida's Black Professionals at Broward's Black Professional's Monthly Networking Social, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Renaissance Fort Lauderdale-Plantation Hotel, 1230 South Pine Island Rd., Plantation. Email

Saturday, Feb. 25

Sistah to Sistah Connection Picnic: Join these dynamic ladies at Arcola Lakes Park, 1301 N.W. 83rd St. in Miami, Pavilion # 1 at 12 p.m. for their Unity In The Park picnic. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under Call Gigi Holloway at 786-246-7578.

Free Movie Night: Commissioner Barbara Jordan invites residents in District 1 to enjoy a film under the stars, as animated characters take to the silver screen, 7 p.m. at Country Village Park, 6550 N.W. 188 Terr. in Miami. Call 305-474-3011.

Free Community Health Fair: Miami Dade College hosts its seventh annual fair, 9 a.m. at the Medical Campus, 950 N.W. 20th Street in Miami. Services include bone density, dental and vision screenings, glucose and cholesterol tests, a limited number of free mammograms and a kid’s corner complete with a bounce house, arts and crafts, face painting and more. Call Mark Everett at 305-237-4434.

Monday, Feb. 27

Living The Dream: Join this Black History Month Celebration that includes spoken word, drill teams, a play and more from 6-8 p.m. at the Delray Beach Public Library. Call Tanisha Cook at 954-798-2078.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Black History Celebration: Dr. Umar Johnson, certified school psychologist and blood relative of Frederick Douglass is guest speaker, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Riviera Beach City Hall, 600 Blue Heron Blvd. Call 561-665-0151.

Wednesday, Feb. 29

Broward County Public Schools Hearing: The public is invited to provide input, 5:30 p.m. at Plantation High School, 6901 N.W. 16th St. in Plantation, for school board members’ consideration in the adoption of next year’s school attendance areas and school usage. Call 754-321-2480.

Friday, March 2

Miami International Film Festival: The March 2-11 festival is dedicated to bridging cultural understanding through thought-provoking world cinema. See the latest and greatest films and renowned celebrities from across the world. Call 305-237-3456 or visit

Pink Ice Ball: The Zeta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. hosts its annual ball, 8 p.m. at the Coral Springs Marriott North, 11775 Heron Bay Blvd. This year’s themes are Cruising the Pink & Green Seas and honoring Men of Distinction, Excellence & Leadership (M.O.D.E.L.).

Saturday, March 3

March for Hunger: Presented by Feeding South Florida, this 5K is being held to educate the community about the hunger issue in South Florida and the organization’s goals. Registration at 6 a.m., the run begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk. Call 954-518-1832.

2nd Annual Reading Conference: Pahokee Elementary cordially invites the community to “Building a Community of Readers, One Family at a Time,” 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the school, 560 E. Main Pl. in Pahokee. Pre-register by Feb. 29 to win a prize for your child and be entered in a drawing to win a Kindle. Contact LaWanda Harper, 561-924-9700 or

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