calendar_web.jpgThursday, July 28

Greater Miami Gardens Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Event: Join this group from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at El Dorado Furniture, 4200 NW 167th St. in Miami Gardens for a night of networking, refreshments, door prizes and more. You must RSVP by July 25. For more information, call 305-414-1949 or email

Friday, July 29

Future of the Stars Ballet: More than 80 young, talented dancers from the Summer Intensive Program of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will take the stage at 7 p.m. in the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. in Aventura. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 305-948-4777, email  or visit

Saturday, July 30

Soccer Festival: Soccer fever is making its way to South Florida as fans of the sport gear up for the first-ever Miami Soccer Festival scheduled for July 30-31, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., at Kendall Soccer Park, 8011 SW 127 Ave. in Kendall. The event is free and open to the general public.  To participate in the tournament, team costs range from $175 to $325.  To register for the tournament or for more information, contact Scott Georgeson, at 1-888-575-2976, or visit

Black Love Discussion: Come to the the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to listen to a panel of experts, including author Lori S. Jones Gibbs, discuss the question, “Is Black Love Alive and Well?” For more information, call 954-625-2810.

Empowerment Conference: The Collective Empowerment Group of Miami-Dade and Vicinity, Inc. and Florida Memorial University will present the 5th Annual Empowerment Conference under the theme "Understanding Your Options." For more information and updates, visit

Sunday, July 31

Illadelph Legends Hip Hop Festival: Hip Hop choreographer and Guggenheim Fellow Rennie Harris brings the 2011 festival to Miami from July 31 to August from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St. in Cutler Bay and Miami Light Project, 404 NW 26th St. in Miami. For more information and updates, visit

Triathlon: The South Florida Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society is sponsoring their 20th Annual Olympic and Sprint Distance event at Marine Stadium, 3501 Rickenbacker Cswy. in Miami at 6:40 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. respectively. For more information, call 305-274-7411; email or visit

Tuesday, August 2

National Night Out: Celebrate the night throughout Hollywood with a number of block parties held in many of the neighborhoods.  For more information, call the 954-967-4314.

Thursday, August 4

Sons of MyStro:
Changing Directions 4 Youth & Families' Vivace Heritage Youth Orchestra present their annual end of summer performance at 6:30 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Pompano Beach. For more information or to RSVP, call 954-545-9800.

Minority and Women Business Expo: The School Board of Broward County will host its annual event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Piper High School, 8000 NW 44th St. in Sunrise. Admission is free. For more information, visit
supply/vendors/events.htm or call Keith Roberts or Marcy Houser at 754-321-0550.

Saturday, August 6

Progress in the Park:
The United Churches of Liberia and surrounding communities kick-off this event at 9 a.m. with a parade, followed by a celebration with music, games, free school supplies, immunizations and more at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 2400 Charleston St. in Hollywood. For more information, call 954-921-3412.

Back To School GreenFest: The TACOLCY Center in partnership with the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the National PTA Urban Family Engagement Initiative and Urban GreenWorks present this fun-filled, educational and healthy day for families from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at TACOLCY, 6161 NW 9th Ave. in Miami. There will be free backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, workshops and more. For more information, call Isheka Harrison at 305-751-1295 ext. 139.

Volleyball Tournament:
Hollywood Beach will host Florida Beach Volleyball from Michigan Street to Harrison Street, August 6 and 7.  For more information, call Gino at 954-224-5739.

Sunday, August 7

SunTrust Jazz Brunch: Enjoy free music, the Florida sunshine and people coming together from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fort Lauderdale’s scenic Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District. For more information, call 954-462-0222.


Artist Showcase Opportunities: KVP Productions provides a place for talented artists of all genres to come together and showcase their talents the fourth Sunday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m. at Elle’s Restaurant, 12312 Miramar Pkwy. in Miramar. For more information, call Pamella Reid at 954-558-0632.

Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine Exhibition: The collection is on display on the second floor of the Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, from July 27 through August 31. For information, call 954-357-7443.

Simon’s Gameplay:
Get your game on with couches, snacks and more, Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Dadeland Mall, 7535 N. Kendall Dr. in Miami. For more information, call 305-665-6226.

Back to School at Dadeland Mall: Visit the mall to celebrate the beginning of school on Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. for a day of fashion, fun and tax-free shopping. The mall is located at 7535 N. Kendall Dr. For more information, call 305-665-6226.

The events calendar is published each Thursday. Please send your event to by the preceding Friday at 10 a.m.