Friday, April 5

Stroll of Historic Key West Cemetery: Information filled, 90-minute guided tour of 10 sites within the 19-acre grounds providing insights on the city and its people. Tours begin at 9:30 and 10 a.m., $10 donation to the Historic Florida Keys Foundation appreciated. To register call 305-294-8503.

President’s Annual Golf Tournament: At the Country Club of Miami, proceeds support the Florida Memorial University President’s Scholarship Fund. Register at or call 305-623-1443.


Saturday, April 6


Savion Glover in Concert: The world-famous tap dancer, choreographer and actor is stomping his way to center stage, 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets $50 – $125. Call 305-949-6722 or visit


Youth Entrepreneurship 101: Leadership Conference for ages 12 – 21 at the Wells Recreation Center, 2409 Ave. H, Riviera Beach. Free, lunch provided. Call 561-616-3395 or 561-840-0117.


Healthcare and Science Stars of Tomorrow Career Symposium: Featuring health and academic professionals, informational sessions regarding careers, prizes, lunch and snacks for participants and exhibitors, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Inlet Grove Community High School, 600 W. 28th St., Riviera Beach. Call 561-360-3108 or email


Orange Bowl Health & Wellness Fair: South Floridians will be put to the test during this free event, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Gate G Plaza, Sun Life Stadium, 2269 N.W. 199th St., Miami Gardens. Each attendee will have the chance to participate in the “One Million Step Challenge” fitness initiative designed to emphasize the importance of exercise. Visit


Building a Stronger Future One Block at a Time: Parafruit Inc. and Miami Broadway present an exhibition to honor individuals who have lost a loved one to senseless violence in the Liberty City area. Ray Parris – artist, teacher and community leader – will showcase his original paintings that touch the mind and inspire the soul, 2 – 5 p.m. Gallery contribution/donations will be given to Parafruit Education, Inc. a nonprofit helping students advance their education through the arts and entrepreneurship. Call 786-285-9611 or visit


American Girl Fashion Show Auditions: The Embrace Girls Foundation is holding auditions for their first annual fashion show, inspired by the American Girl dolls. They’re looking for the real life Addys and Kirstens, ages 4 – 13, to serve as models. Auditions will be held at Kabooms Amusement Center, 9130 State Road 84 in Davie, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., and at the American Girl Store at The Falls Mall, 8888 S.W. 136 St., Miami, May 18 from 12 – 3 p.m. There is a $25 participation fee if selected. Email or visit 


Leadership Summit: The Beacon Council’s New Leaders Task Force invites young professionals to a free summit that tackles community issues related to talent retention and workforce development, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Miami, in the Auditorium, Bldg. 1, Rm. 1261. RSVP required at  


Sunday, April 7


Walk Now for Autism Speaks: The Miami-Dade division of Autism Speaks presents its 13th annual fundraising and awareness event at JC Bermudez Park in Doral. Proceeds will support Autism Speaks’ work to increase awareness about the growing autism health crisis, fund innovative autism research and family services, and advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Call 786-235-1165, or visit


Thursday, April 11


Monterey Jazz Festival: The Kravis Center for Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, presents the critically acclaimed and Grammy-winning jazz artists including an all-star band featuring bassist and musical director Christian McBride, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, saxophonist Chris Potter, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, pianist Benny Green and drummer Lewis Nash at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Call 561-832-7469 or visit


Cannonball Jazz Series: Old Dillard Museum and Next Weekend Productions present Melissa “Moonchild” Stokes in concert, 7 p.m. at the museum, 1009 N.W. Fourth St., Fort Lauderdale. Admission $5 in advance, $7 at door. Call 754-322-8828.


Friday, April 12


Glamour in the Woods: The Friends of Gilda’s presents this annual luncheon featuring a silent auction and a fashion show with fashions provided by Jessie Boutique, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Woodfield Country Club, 3650 Club Pl., Boca Raton. Tickets $75 to support Gilda’s Club South Florida. Contact Elisabeth Glynn at 954-763-6776 or email


Jazz Roots  A Larry Rosen Jazz Series: The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts presents Generation Next Piano, 8 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, featuring two of the most dynamic, young jazz pianists to emerge on the scene today – the mesmerizing Hiromi, with her high-octane ensemble The Trio Project, and three-time Grammy nominee Gerald Clayton – both in their Arsht Center debuts. Tickets $25 – $130, purchased by calling 305-949-6722 or online at


Strongman Competition: Men and women 18 and older are eligible for the competition set for 2 p.m. at the Greene Complex for Sports and Recreation, 1100 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach. Competitors are encouraged to pre-register, fee $10. Contact or call 561-803-2336.


Saturday, April 13


Creative Writing Workshop Celebrating the Artistic Spirit: Nikki Williams will conduct Part 1 at 2 p.m. and Part 2 on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-357-6210.The works of the Harlem-based visual artist and poet, based on the poetry of Langston Hughes, will be on display during April in celebration of National Poetry Month. For prearranged group tours call 954-357-5950.


Fourth Annual Key West Authors' Book Fair: Enjoy book signings and readings by the authors as well as mimosas and pastries and a spring day at the free event, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  in the garden of the Key West Oldest House, 322 Duval St. Call 305-296-5762.


Saturday, April 20

Calling All Poets: The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center and Holy-wood Records Worldwide call for poets, judges and vendors to participate in their National Poetry Month event at 2 p.m. with three categories of awards for ages 13 – 25 and older. A first, second and third-place trophy will be awarded in each category. Call Desmond Hannibal at 954-357-6224.




Teen Poetry Contest: The Miami Dade Public Library System is inviting youths 12-19 to pick up a pen and participate in its annual National Poetry Month Contest through April 30. Poems must be 20 lines or less and should reflect the theme, Florida’s Unique Place in American History. Entry forms available at any Miami-Dade Branch Library. Call 305-375-BOOK (2665) or visit