Thursday, Feb. 17

Circle of Consciousness: The Miami Workers Center and N’Cobra present “Blacks in Miami: Our Local History” as a part of its Circle of Consciousness Black History Series from 6-8 p.m. at the Belafonte TACOLCY Center, 6161 NW 9th Ave. in Miami. For more information, call Hashim Benford at 786-523-8701.


Saturday, Feb. 19

Free Health Fair: Sanders Park Elementary School students, staff, parents and Pompano Beach community members will host a free health fair from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Sanders Park Elementary School, 800 NW 16th St. in Pompano Beach. In cooperation with the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine and DOCS, UM’s Department of Community Service will offer free health check-ups including pediatrics, blood pressure, glaucoma, skin cancer, osteoporosis, vision, HIV/STD  testing, breast exams and pap smears. For more information, call 754-321-2300.

Black History Series Super Saturday: The Miami Workers Center presents “The Three Tiers of Racial Oppression” from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Belafonte TACOLCY Center, 6161 NW 9th Ave. in Miami. For more information, call Hashim Benford at 786-523-8701.

Poetry in the Community: Local poet Brenda Gail Williams invites the public to come out for an afternoon of original, creative, poetry rendition at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, at 3 p.m. Audience participation is warmly welcomed. Bring your poems to this exciting poetic occasion. For more information, call 954-625-2810.
Bessie’s Back in Town: The Broward County Library, Codeta Project and Friends of the African American Research Library and Cultural Center present this special two-act musical about legendary singer Bessie Smith, jazz, and black life in the early 1900s at 7:30 p.m. in the AARLCC’s theater, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, call 954-589-5532. To purchase tickets, call 954-822-8899 or visit www.APlaceForTickets.com. For reservations, call 754-816-5502.

Sunday, Feb. 20

Celebrating the Memories of Motown: Come and celebrate the soulful legacy of the Detroit-based powerhouse from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave. in Miami. Admission is $20 and includes a house giveaway and other prizes. The show will feature the Larry Dogg Band and DJ T. Brown. For more information, call 305-577-3538.

West Palm Beach Waterfront First Anniversary: From 3 to 10 p.m. come to the Waterfront Commons, Flagler Drive in Downtown West Palm Beach, for festive and eye-opening sights with live music performances featuring iconic recording artists, the Spinners. There will be a Super Car exhibition; Super-heroes kid’s area, featuring the original Batmobile; costumes for dress-up; super hero mask decorating; obstacle courses with bell ringers to test muscle strength; a Chili Cook-off; super charged fireworks at 8 p.m. and the Mayor’s Dance Party, starting at 8:30 p.m. For more information, please call 561-822-1515 or visit www.wpb.org/waterfront. Admission is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Feb. 22

Miami Dade College Spring Open House: New and returning college students will get a chance to speak with advisors and tour any of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) eight campuses when the institution hosts its Spring Open House events over a four-day period, beginning Feb. 22. Students will have the opportunity to chat with faculty members about prospective majors; meet students and college employees; learn about student organizations and activities; attend sessions on financial aid, scholarships and admissions. For more information and to reserve a seat at an MDC Spring Open House, call 305-237-8888 or visit mdc.edu/openhouse.


social media_web.jpgWednesday, Feb. 23

Social Media Success Forum: As part of their continuing Business Empowerment Networking Series, the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce will host “Mission Possible,” a forum on marketing and the use of social media from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail in Miami. It will be a working forum, so everyone is encouraged to bring their laptop computers or similar device capable of accessing the Internet. Expert panelists and presenters will include Terence Shepherd, Bill Grunau and Marvin DeJean. Admission is $10 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members. For more information or to RSVP, call the chamber at 305-751-8648 or visit www.m-dcc.org.

Thursday, Feb. 24

How to Prepare Bid Proposals: Businesses interested in providing services or selling goods to the City of Miami Gardens are invited to attend a free workshop at 5:30 p.m. in the city’s council chamber, 1515 NW 167th St., Suite 200. For more information, call 305-622-8000 or email procurement@miamigardens-fl.gov.


Friday, Feb. 25

Black History Program: The Belafonte TACOLCY Center in partnership with Girl Power, Inc. will host their Annual Black History Month program at the African American Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave. in Miami at 6:30 p.m. The scholars from BTC and the girls in the after school program from Girl Power, Inc. will sing, dance and perform skits. For more information, call 305-751-1295 ext. 139.

Bravely We Sat Down. Fearlessly We Marched Musical: The Metropolitan Diversity Theater Company presents the world-premiere of a musical about the 1960s sit-ins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. For more information, call 954-792-1311.

DelancyHill 7th Annual Black History Month Celebration: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the City of North Miami will host DelancyHill for a special evening to honor attorney John Kozyak for his inspiring advocacy for mentorship opportunities for minority law students. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., enjoy reception treats from Chef Irie Spice, wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, and a post reception evening of jazz with Nicole Henry on the plaza. For more information or to RSVP call 786-777-0184 or email rsvp@delancyhill.com.

Saturday, Feb. 26

Assistant to the Stars Novelist at AARLCC: From 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. join D'Bora, author of the fiction novel trilogy Out Of Control, Out Of Control Too and Destiny—and win the Out Of Control contest at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Don't miss out on the fun with music, snacks and entertaining discussions that relate to D’Bora’s trilogy! The first 25 people will participate in a drawing for a special prize. For more information, call 954-625-2810.

Honey Project Young Entrepreneurs: Teens interested in entrepreneurship are encouraged to attend an interactive workshop at 11 a.m. that introduces students to the world of social enterprise, entrepreneurship and sustainable development. Registration is required. Call 754-273-5417 or visit www.honeyproject.org to sign up.


Sunday, Feb. 27

Wendy Pedersen at Jazz at the UU: The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami, 7701 SW 76th Ave. in Miami, presents the award-winning vocalist at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for minors. Only cash is accepted at the door. For more information, call Andrea at 305-299-9958.