calendar_web.jpgThursday, April 7

NatureScope Broward Seminar: The Broward County Natural Resources Planning and Management Division will hold a seminar from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center, 3501 S.W. 130th Ave. in Davie. The event is free and open to the public. Topics include landscape design, native plants, irrigation, attracting birds and butterflies, maintenance tips and more. For more information, call 954-357-6990.

Palm Beach Women’s International Film Festival:
Don’t miss the opening celebration of the inaugural festival at 7 p.m., which includes the East Coast Premiere and Palm Springs Best Feature Film Winner, The Whistleblower and a rooftop party at Muvico Parisian at CityPlace, 545 Hibiscus St. in West Palm Beach. The festival will run from April 7 -10 with a variety of screenings and activities throughout each day. For more information, visit

Friday, April 8

Cancer Crawl 2011: Gilda’s Emerging Leaders and The Village at Gulfstream Park present this inaugural event from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy. in Hallandale Beach. Teams of 10 will compete to raise money for the nonprofit agency that provides support services for anyone touched by cancer. The entry fee is $25 and teams will enjoy free drinks, appetizers, and live music at participating bars and restaurants in The Village. For more information, contact Elizabeth Wynter at 954-763-6776, email or visit

Celebrity Golf Tournament and Pink Diamond Ball:
  Join actor Hill Harper, NBC6’s Trina Robinson and Grammy Award winning artist, Yolanda Adams in Plantation at the Woman2Woman Breast Cancer Foundation’s 2nd Annual “Real Men Support Pink” Celebrity Golf Tournament on Friday, and the Pink Diamond Ball on Saturday, April 9. For tickets or more information, call 954-730-7388 or visit

Florida Dance Theater in INNOVATIONS:
The Lakeland based company returns with a
contemporary dance program that showcases its virtuoso dancers at 8 p.m. at the Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road on Miami Beach. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. For tickets and more information, call 305-674-1040 or 305-858-7002.

3rd Annual Thurston AAA Invitational Baseball Tournament: State Representative Perry Thurston will host the third tournament for boys ages 9 – 10 and 11 – 12.  The tournament will begin with a kick-off rally at Joseph C. Carter Park, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8.  The fun continues from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 9 – 10, respectively.  For more information, contact Francine Johnson at 954-762-3746.

Saturday, April 9

Pet Supermarket and Miami-Dade Parks’ Dog Fest:
Dogs and their owners are invited to come enjoy the free festivities from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Amelia Earhart Bark Park, 401 East 65 St. in Hialeah. For more information, call 305-755-7800.

GreenMarket Pompano Beach: From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Pompano Beach Historical Society in partnership with the Pompano Beach CRA will present the outdoor street market that provides the best and freshest fruits and vegetables, juices, baked goods, seafood, gourmet teas and coffees and other food items.  Orchids, plants and health-related products and services will also be available. GreenMarket will be held every Saturday through April 30 in the City’s historic downtown Atlantic Blvd. & Dixie Hwy in Pompano Beach. For more information, visit

Local Poet at AARLCC for National Poetry Month: In honor of National Poetry Month, poets and lovers of poetry are invited by local poet Brenda Williams to a “Poetry in the Community” event at 3 p.m. at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Bring your original poems to recite and to receive positive feedback. There will be a brief lecture on sharpening your poetry writing skills. For more information, call 954-625-2800 ext. 2266.

Sunday, April 10

Eighteenth Annual Commemorative Service and Youth Talent on Parade: Join the African American Committee of Dade Heritage Trust at 3 p.m. at Biscayne Park next to the City Cemetery, 1800 NE 2nd Ave. in Miami as they unveil the headstone of London Blackstone, an African American Incorporator of the City of Miami. Winners of the essay contest on the topic “Why I Am Proud of My Heritage” will also be announced.  The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 305-638-5800.

Thursday, April 14

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. The ceremony will include tours, food tastings, music and much more.  For more information on the Miami Culinary Institute, please call 305-237-3276 or visit

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 or visit

Saturday, April 16

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. Come early for the best buys. All proceeds from this sale benefit the foundation and its public service initiatives.  For additional information please call 954-349-4678.

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.

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. The organization’s mission is to provide shelter, food, clothing, and empowerment to homeless and battered women and children through education in hopes of curing and one day ending homelessness. Your sponsorship will cover the event, t-shirts, media, entertainment, food, and allow underprivileged students from our adopted school, Gibson Charter, to come out and walk for the cause. For more information, visit www.womenatthe

Sunday, April 17

Dance Now Performance:  Join the 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  For more information, contact Hannah Baumgarten at 305-975-8489.