calendar-2_web.jpgThursday, Aug. 15

Dan Calloway Legacy Weekend: Tracy Martin, father of slain teen Trayvon Martin, will present the 50 Year Living Legends Award during the banquet as longtime civic leader Calloway is honored through Aug. 18, including with a celebrity golf tournament and worship service/education day, for his work in helping uplift youth. Call 561-420-7089 or email

Party With A Purpose: Celebrate Habitat Broward, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Swamp Bar, 5721 Seminole Way, Hollywood. The monthly networking and fundraising event brings community leaders together to raise funds and awareness for different non-profits serving Hollywood in partnership with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Admission $10; there will be a 50/50 cash raffle and silent auction.

Back to School Giveaway:
The first 1,000 kids accompanied by an adult will receive school supplies, and Beauty Schools of America will provide limited haircuts and manicures, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Joseph Caleb Center, Room 110, 5400 N.W. 22nd Ave., Miami.

Third Thursdays Art Walk: Showcasing the fine arts, music and culinary nuances of the Purple Isles, the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District features national and local artisans who are showcased in galleries at Morada Way between mile marker 81 and 82 (formerly named Industrial Road) as well as culinary art and live music from 6 – 9 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Admission free. Call 305-664-9100 or email

Friday, Aug. 16

Meet the Dolphins Kickoff Luncheon: Enjoy a meal alongside your favorite players, coaches and alumni, and a performance by the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders at the Greater Miami Chamber’s Meet the Dolphins annual luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Ballroom
Level. Registration $125 per person includes one ticket and parking, plus one lower level ticket for the
Miami Dolphins vs. Atlanta Falcons game Sept. 22. Call 305-577-
5464, email mfoglia@miamicham or visit

Networking Mixer: All black professionals in Palm Beach County are invited to join the Palm Beach Association of Black Journalists and the Kappa Foundation of Palm Beach County for a happy hour mixer with food, drinks and music from 5 – 9 p.m. at Wine Dive, 319 Clematis St., West Palm Beach.

Health and Wellness Open House: Allamanda Elementary and the Palm Beach Gardens Green Market kick off the school year and new health and wellness initiative featuring select vendors at the school’s Open House, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Parents and students will be able to buy fresh fruits and vegetables to get a healthy start in educating the whole child and meet the teacher in one convenient stop. Call 561-803-7243 or email

Saturday, Aug. 17

Marcus Garvey Rootz Extravaganza: Celebrate Marcus Garvey’s 126th Birthday Anniversary featuring keynote speaker Leonard Jeffries; guest of honor Baba Willie “Mukasa” Ricks, African drum performances and more, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. at Joseph Carter Park, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Admission free. Call 954-981-1176 or 954-828-5411.

‘Expressions’ doubleheader:  The Black Archives History & Research Foundation presents seasoned poets and emerging artists, musical performances from Jody Hill and Deep Fried Funk Band, and food and drinks under the stars, at Ward Gallery, 249 N.W. Ninth St., Miami. Youth Expressions at 5 p.m., admission $5 at the door; Expressions at 7 p.m., admission $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets available at or 305-636-2390.
Second Annual Avocado Jazz & Fun Festival: Unity Center of Miami hosts featuring scrumptious barbeque and authentic Jamaican fare, music, activities and games for children, tables for dominoes and card games for adults and acres of avocados, 12  -6 p.m. at the church, 16320 S.W. 147 Ave., Miami. Admission $5 for adults, $2 for children. Call 305-232-9503.

The Children of the Lotus Workshop: Parents and children may participate in yoga, Tai-Chi, meditation, healthy cooking classes, juicing classes, organic gardening, a round table of Homeopathic doctors, a Four Agreements for Parent and Teens workshop, music, entertainment and more, free, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., hosted by the Dreamcatchers for the Soul Foundation, at the Universal Truth Center for Better Living, 21310 N.W. 37th Ave., Miami Gardens. Call 954-558-0632 or email pam@dreamcatchersforthe

Sunday, Aug. 18

Realize the Dream Pre-March: Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, 9 a.m. at 93rd Street Community Baptist Church, 2330 N.W. 93rd St., Miami.
Tuesday, Aug. 20

International Business Group Networking Breakfast:
Engage in open discussion on the agenda for the year, 8 a.m. at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Ballroom Level, Miami. Advance Registration $15 for members, $35 non-members and $35 at the door. Call 305-577-5477, email or visit

Thursday, Aug. 22

Stand Your Ground Community Forum:
Community Reaching Youth, Inc. is hosting, 6:45 – 8:45 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of God, 365 S. Dixie Hwy., Deerfield Beach, featuring State Attorney Michael Staz, state representatives, circuit and county court judges, attorneys and others who make, enforce, rule or live by the law regarding the use of deadly force and presumption of fear of death or bodily harm. Call 954-708-4562 or email scot

Third Annual Cities of Excellence Awards: Join the Broward League of Cities for dinner and an awards presentation honoring municipalities for innovative projects in sustainability, beautification and community spirit, 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Suites Plantation, 311 N. University Dr. Tickets $35 for Broward League members, $50 for non-members. Call 954-357-7370 or email scochrane@bro

Friday, Aug. 23

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes: The Miami-Dade County Military Advisory Board invites all residents to attend a special ceremony in honor of all fallen veterans, 12 noon in the main lobby at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. First Street, downtown Miami, to bring awareness of the sacrifices the armed forces’ men and women have endured. Call 305-375-4493.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference:
Join Pastor Paula White at OIC of South Florida’s Use Your Mind, Not Your Body, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Signature

Grand, 6900 W. State Rd. 84, Davie. Admission free. Call 954-424-4000.

The Children’s Trust Family Expo: Hundreds of indoor exhibitors will showcase educational and nutritional programs, afterschool programs, KidCare outreach and more, including family activities that everyone can enjoy, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Miami Dade County Fair and Expo Center, Coral Way and Southwest 112th Ave. Call 211 or visit

Miami Dolphins Pre-Season Game and Tailgate Party:
Football and fun lovers alike are invited to join the South Florida Black Professionals to support and celebrate the home team while enjoying food, fun, football and networking with South Florida’s talented tenth. The first 50 guests to register will be treated to a free round-trip charter bus ride to the game. Visit