calendar_web.jpgThursday, August 11

Miami Gardens Town Hall Meeting: Join City Councilman Andre Williams as he hosts Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who will discuss his proposed budget from 7 to 9 p.m at Miami Gardens City Hall, 1515 NW 167th St.

Friday, August 12

Start Smart Back To School Rally: Join the Urban League of Broward County from 3 to 6 p.m. for food, fun, prizes and back to school giveaways at Samuel L. Delevoe Park, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-584-0777.

Tax-Free Weekend at Miami International Mall: Visit the mall, 1455 NW 107th Ave. in Doral, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 12 through 14 for tax-free shopping and additional deals from many retailers during the Clearance Sidewalk Sale. For more information, call 305-593-1775.

Back to School at Dadeland Mall: Visit the mall to celebrate the beginning of school 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.

Roots Meets Classical in the Gardens: Enjoy two of Haiti’s best voices, Carole “Maroulé” Demesmin and Erol Josué, at 232 East Acre Dr. in Plantation. For more information, event start time or admission pricing, call 954-545-9800.

Saturday, August 13

Simon Fun Factory Tour:
Simon Kidgits Club® will host the 2nd annual tour featuring interactive games and other hands-on activities Aug. 13 and 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Dadeland Mall, 7535 N. Kendall Dr. in Miami. For more information, visit

Building Self-Esteem Workshop: The first annual Building Self-Esteem in Young Women event for ladies between the ages of 13 to 18 years old  will take place at 11 a.m. at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Space is limited. For more information, email Rubie Mizell at

Community Awareness Day: Join the City of Lauderhill from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a day of fun at Veterans Park, 7600 NW 50th St. in Lauderhill. For more information, contact Marguerita Gayle at 954-777-2041 or email

Educational Re-engagement Fair: Join Broward County Public Schools for its 6th annual event to reach individuals of all ages who never received a high school diploma from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McFatter Technical Center, 6500 Nova Dr. in Davie. For more information, call 754-321-2490.

Wednesday, August 17

8th Annual Arts Integration Conference:
Come out and experience ­­21st Century Arts: Learning in New Ways at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Grace Kewl-Durfey at 954-357-7869.


National Health Center Week: Join the Helen B. Bentley Family Health Center, Inc. from Aug. 8 to 13 to celebrate with a full schedule of events at 3090 SW 37th Ave. in Miami. For more information, contact Joyce Forchion at 305-351-1327.

Registration for The McIntyre Institute: The liturgical dance powerhouse is now registering students from ages six and up for their fall term, set to begin in mid-September. No prior dance training is required. For more information, email or visit

Who's the Matter With You: Join the conversation on what your relationship with others reveals about you, Aug. 27 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Manors Clubhouse, 4162 Inverrary Dr. in Lauderhill. Admission is $25. For more information, email

Christian Forums and Spoken Word: All That God Is International Outreach Centers presents Christian forums, open mic, spoken word, poetry, and fellowship every Friday night at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 786-255-1509 or 786-709-0656. Discussion topics for forums must be submitted by 2 p.m. on the Wednesday preceding the forum. For more information, email

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 Pamela Reid at 954-558-0632.

Collective Empowerment Group Meetings: For more information and updates, visit

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 Avenue in Fort Lauderdale through Aug. 31. For information, call 954-357-7443.

Seven on Seven Flag Football Tournament: The City of Miramar Community Services Department is hosting this tournament from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27 and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Aug. 28 at Ansin Sports Complex, 1801 Miramar Blvd. Registration fee is $300 before Aug. 12. For more information, call 954-602-4990.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Miramar Cultural Center Volunteer Orientation: If you love theater, the opera, plays, dance performances, or concerts, come to the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl., from 6 to 9 p.m. to find out about volunteer opportunities. For more information or to RSVP, call 954-602-4500.

Mentees Needed:
Family and Children Faith Coalition is seeking youth ages 4 to 18 to connect with a caring and dedicated mentor in Miami-Dade or Broward County. Get help with homework, attend fun events and be a role model for your community. For more information, contact Brandyss Howard at 786-388-3000 or

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