calendar_web.jpgThursday, March 22

African-American Film Festival: The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, again is partnering with producer James Drayton to present the annual festival at 7 p.m. on three successive Thursday evenings, March 22 and 29 and April 5 under the theme Winning Against All Odds. Call 561-832-7469 or visit kravis.org (See story Page 3C.)


Inaugural South Florida Youth Summit: A collective of South Florida organizations is empowering 6- to 12th-grade students in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties at a free motivational conference featuring Cornel West and Jeff Johnson among the keynote speakers at Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Boca Raton Campus, Carol City High School in Miami Gardens and FAU in Davie. Space is limited; to register visit SFyouthsummit.com

Cannonball Jazz Series: Concert featuring Randy Corinthian, 7 p.m. at the Old Dillard Museum, 1009 N.W. Fourth St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $5, call 754-322-8828.

Disney On Ice: The cast presents Pixar’s Toy Story 3, through March 25 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, and March 29 – April 1 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise. Tickets $16 – $50. Visit disneyonice.com

Friday, March 23

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

City Year Red Jacket Ball: The annual fundraising event will take place at 7 p.m. at the J.W. Marriott Brickell Hotel, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. Special “After Hours Gala Post Party” hosted by Miami Dolphins star Davone Bess to follow. Individual seats $300, tickets for the party $50. To RSVP visit cityyear.org/miami/redjacketball

Woman2Woman Benefit Weekend: W2W will host its annual benefit March 23-24 in Lauderdale Lakes beginning with the Real Men Support Pink Golf Tournament and culminating with the Pink Diamond Gala, a formal event chaired by Grammy Award nominee Chanté Moore, to honor breast cancer survivors and raise money to support W2W’s ongoing programs. Call 404-313-7602 or email jm@campbelllmanning.com

Summit for Women Entrepreneurs: Businesswoman and Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor will be the keynote speaker, 8 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. in Room 103 of the Humanities & Technology building at the Boca Raton campus of Palm Beach State College, 3000 St. Lucie Ave. While the focus is on women, everyone is welcome. Information, resources, networking opportunities, buffet breakfast and raffle prizes are included with the $15 registration fee (pay at the door, cash or check only). Call 561-868-3514.

Fabulous Fashion on the Avenue: Voluptuous You presents retro trends, colors and accessories from the 1940s, 2 p.m. at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $20, call 954-465-1329.

Faces of HIV Exhibit: Mobile art exhibit, open to the public, depicts the lives of Florida residents living with HIV and AIDS through portraits, video interviews and journal writing, 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. at the University of Miami, 1306 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables, coupled with free HIV Testing on Saturday, March 24,
9 a.m. — 5 p.m. at 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove. Visit wemakethechange.com/faces

Saturday, March 24

Community Health Fair: A free health fair will feature preventive health screenings, family-fun activities and food, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. outside of Lake Worth Christian Reformed Church, 1325 North A Street in Lake Worth. Call 561-735-6553.
 
Sistah to Sistah Connection Meeting: Get spiritual insight into the topic “Affairs of the Heart,” 10 a.m. — 12 p.m. at El Palacio Sports Hotel, 21485 N.W. 27th Ave., Miami Gardens. Call 954-430-0544.

Sunday, March 25

JAM & ALL Decade of Dialogue Celebration: Join the organization of Jews, Muslims, Christians and All Peoples for the 10th anniversary celebration of a journey of interfaith understanding and peace, 2 p.m. at ArtServe Auditorium, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. Admission $15, free admission with single/family membership of $15. Contact 954-781-4392 or 954-600-6848, email info@JAMandAll.org or visit jamandall.org

Monday, March 26

Technology Conference: The School District of Palm Beach County presents this innovative learning experience, 8 a.m. — 4 p.m. at Santaluces Community High School, 6880 Lawrence Rd., Lantana. Visit techconf.palmbeachschools.org

“A Lifetime of Consequences: Criminal Records of Juveniles:” A Circuit 15 Juvenile Justice Board program, 2 — 5 p.m. at Palm Beach Lakes High School, 3505 Shiloh Dr., West Palm Beach. Call 561-670-0389 or email ncollinsmandeville@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 28

50|50 The Road to Independence: FIU libraries will host a conversation about the journey to independence in celebration of the 50th anniversary of independence from Great Britain for both Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, 5:30 p.m. in the Green Library, Room 220, 11200 S.W. 8th St., Miami. Call 305-348-3008.

Thursday, March 29

‘Race, Gender and Leadership’: Scholar and author Lea E. Williams will be featured during a lecture and awards presentation, 6:30 p.m. at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s DeSantis Family Chapel, 300 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-803-2018 or email becky_peeling@pba.edu

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