calendar_web.jpgThursday, April 28

Red Rose Dinner Gala: The National Society of Arts and Letters – South Florida Chapter is holding its annual gala to benefit students in the arts at 6 p.m. at Brooks Restaurant, 500 South Federal Hwy. in Deerfield Beach. For more information or to RSVP, call 561-391-6380 or email Dame Alyce Erickson at

Miami-Dade Branch NAACP Meet and Greet: You’re invited to join Bishop Victor T. Curry and the Miami-Dade Branch at 5:30 p.m. at Cresecendo’s Jazz and Blues Lounge, 2201 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. For more information, call 305-685-8694.

Friday, April 29

Diavolo Dance Theater: The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is presenting the acclaimed troupe at 10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30. Tickets are $25, $15, and $10 and can be purchased on-line at For more information, call 786-573-5316, or the box office at 786-573-5300.

Relay For Life: The City of West Park is preparing for the American Cancer Society’s 2011 Relay For Life at McTyre Park, 3501 SW 56th Ave. in West Park. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, April 29 and conclude on Saturday, April 30 at 11 a.m. For more information about how to form a team or become involved call 954-964-0284 or

Saturday, April 30

11th Annual Art of Storytelling: The Miami-Dade Public Library System presents its AOS International Festival Day from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St. in Miami. The event is free and open to all ages. For more information or a full schedule of performances, please log on to or call 305-375-BOOK (2665).

Nothing Like A Pet Adopt-A-Thon: Miami-Dade Animal Services, the Humane Society of Greater Miami, and The Cat Network, are holding the first community-wide joint adoption event, “Nothing Like a Pet,” Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information and locations, visit

1st Annual Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival: At 4 p.m. for the low ticket price of $47, guests will be able to enjoy great wines from around the world and attend an exclusive wine sensory class with an expert sommelier. For more information, visit

Mt. Calvary CDC Re-Opening: The Mt. Calvary Community Development Center Inc. is pleased to host its Re-Opening & Dedication Celebration from 11 am to 2:00 pm at 17500 SW 103 Ave. in West Perrine. For more information, contact Melissa Scott at 305-235-4145 or email

Sunday, May 1

SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch: Come together for three hours of free music on three stages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fort Lauderdale’s scenic Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District. Brunch service is offered for $19.95 plus tax per person with a refreshing Bloody Mary or Mimosa for an additional $5. For complete ticket information, please call 954-462-0222.

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Disposal Event: Broward County residents are encouraged to recycle their used electronic equipment and dispose of household hazardous waste at a free drop-off event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Works Complex, 6011 Nob Hill Rd. For more information, call 954-765-4999. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals should call 954-765-4207 (TTY).

Saturday, May 7

10th Annual Race For the Arts: The Arts/Celebration of Young Artists will be held at John Prince Park in beautiful Lake Worth Florida. All proceeds go directly to fine arts programs and students in participating schools. For more information, please contact the Coordinator of Race for the Arts at 561-329-9455, or check out our web site at:


Vote Daily for TACOLCY: Liberty City’s TACOLCY is one of the finalists in 10 cities nationwide competing for a $50,000 grant sponsored by Maxwell House for an extreme center makeover. You may vote once a day from April 13 to June 17, 2011 from all of your email addresses by visiting Tell everyone you know, add it to your Facebook and Twitter Accounts and visit TACOLCY online at

Mortician of the Year Gala: Jeanette Kelley, CFSP, has been selected as the 2011 Mortician of the Year by The First Regional District of the Florida Morticians Association (FMA), Inc. A gala in her honor will be held on Sunday, May 15, at The Renaissance Hotel in Plantation. Tickets are $60 per person. For more information, call co-chairs Erma Boyd Dorsey at 239-337-5222 or Barbara Jordan at 305-342-6121.