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Thursday, April 14

Drink, Eat & Bark in Boca: People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership (PROPEL) will host its second annual spring fundraiser, Fine Wine & K-9s, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Royal Plam Place Monument Piazza, 302 S. Federal Hwy in Boca Raton. Admission is $45 advance or $55 at the gate. For more information, call director Tolliver Miller at 561-955-8553 or visit the web site at www.propelyourfuture.com.


Green Miami Culinary Institute Building Opening: At 11:30 a.m., Miami Dade College (MDC) will open the doors of its new, state-of-the-art Miami Culinary Institute building at Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Building 6. For more information on the Miami Culinary Institute, please call 305-237-3276 or visit www.miamidadeculinary.com.

A Night with Poetry Everywhere with Liam Callanan and Campbell McGrath: The Miami Dade Public Library System presents this night from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. as part of O, MIAMI, a county-wide poetry festival at the Main Library Auditorium, 101 W. Flagler St. in Miami. For more information, call 305-375-2665.

Friday, April 15

Jackie Robinson Day Tribute: Join Grammy Award winner Don Mizell as the keynote speaker at 3 p.m. to honor Robinson and baseball’s historical Negro League at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-625-2810.

Nature Hike: At 7:30 p.m., a park naturalist will lead a nighttime nature hike in search of nocturnal animals as they come out for the night at Long Key Nature Center, 3501 S.W. 130th Ave., Davie. The fee is $3. For more information, call 954-357-8797.
Saturday, April 16

Liberty City Health Fair:
The TACOLCY Center and University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine DOCS will present a day of health screenings, stress reduction, aromatherapy and health information vendors from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at TACOLCY, 6161 NW 9th Ave. in Miami. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Isheka Harrison at 305-751-1295 ext. 139 or email iharrison@tacolcy.org.

Blues, Brews and Barbeque: Enjoy mouth-watering barbeque and incredible blues & country music at Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave. in Homestead. A variety of children’s activities, including a petting zoo and pony rides, will also be available. Admission is $5 per person and children under 11 years of age are admitted free. Doors open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. For more information, call 305-247-5727.

Super Saturdays: Gilda’s Club South Florida will kick off this series for children touched by cancer from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  It will include a special component to recognize SUPERSIBS, brothers and sisters of children diagnosed with cancer.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Katie Hoopes at 954-763-6776 or email katie@gildasclubsouthflorida.org.

GreenMarket Pompano Beach: From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy the outdoor street market that provides the freshest fruits, vegetables and more. For more information, visit www.greenmarketpompano.com.

1st Annual Walk for the Cure and Care of Homeless Feet:
Women at the WAIL, Inc. needs sponsors and participants to make their first walk a success at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail in Miami. For more information, visit www.womenatthewail.com.

Second Chance Treasures Garage Sale: The Broward County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in conjunction with the Delta Education and Life Development Foundation, Inc. will host a garage sale from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the KCW Life Development Center, 2250 NW 21 Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For additional information please call 954-349-4678.

Sunday, April 17

Pamper Me Pinkk Beauty Hunt: Bring your kids and teens to the Mahaqni SL Salon at 3 p.m. at 3503 NE 2nd Ave. in Miami for this special Easter program. Tickets are $10 in advance. For more information, call 786-290-5313.

Dance Now Performance: Join the Dance Now! Ensemble at 3 p.m. as it celebrates the historical significance of the Coco Plum Women's Club, 1375 Sunset Dr. in Coral Gables, as part of the Miami Dance Festival on the final day of Dade Heritage Days. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Purchase online at www.dancenowmiami.org. For more information, contact Hannah Baumgarten at 305-975-8489 or hannah@dancenowmiami.org.

Tuesday, April 19

Poetry Read-a-Thon: Bring your original poems to the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale from 5:30 to 8 p.m. For more information or to participate as a recital poet or a poetry judge, contact Desmond Hannibal at 954-625-2845, or Steve Vinik at 954-625-2800 x. 2266.

STD 101 Class: Broward County Health Department is offering a two-hour Sexually Transmitted Disease 101 class from 1:30pm to 3:30pm in the Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Broward County Health Department’s Operations Center, 2421 SW 6th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, or to register, call 954-467-4700 ext. 5521 or 5812.

Wednesday, April 21

Brown Bag Historical Lunch: The Broward County Historical Commission will host its April program at 12 p.m at the historic West Side Grade School, 301 S.W. 13th (Harmon) Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.  The program will highlight the growth of Broward County through the strength of early settlers. For more information, call
Helen Landers at 954-357-5514 or email hlanders@broward.org.

Saturday, April 23

Earth Day Workday and Lecture: Join the Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Road S. in Coconut Creek, at 9 a.m. to help remove invasive non-native plants. A free lecture, "Growing Green: Plant Your Own Edible Eco-Yard," will follow at 2 p.m. For more information, call 954-357-5198.

Book Talk: Join poet Abner Dieujuste from 2-5:30 p.m. as he discusses his poetry book, Elasticity of Love at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, For more information, call 954-625-2810.

Marlins Super Saturday Concert: Latin Grammy Award-winning salsa orchestra, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico will be featured in a post-game concert at Sun Life Stadium, 2267 NW 199 St. in Miami Gardens. For more information on Super Saturdays and to purchase tickets at $25 each, call 1-877-MARLINS or visit the Marlins’ official websites at www.marlins.com and www.marlinsbeisbol.com.

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