Thursday, August 22
Third Annual Cities of Excellence Awards: Join the Broward League of Cities for dinner and honoring municipalities for innovative projects, 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Suites Plantation, 311 N. University Dr. Tickets $35 for Broward League members, $50 for non-members. Contact 954-357-7370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, August 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.
14th Annual Things Are Cooking in Overtown: The St. John Community Development Corporation, Inc. presents the annual gala fundraiser celebrating culture and cuisine, 6:30 – 11 p.m. in the Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island, 1111 Jungle Tr., Miami.
Florida Keys & Key West Museums and Attractions Weekend: South Florida residents and visitors get a cultural pass to rich history with free or reduced admission to more than 20 participating museums including Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, Pigeon Key, Harry S. Truman Little White House, Key West Aquarium, Key West Art and Historical Society at Custom House, and many more. Log onto wlrn.org and click on the banner to print out the free weekend pass. Email email@example.com
After 5 Mixer: The South Florida Black Professionals is partnering with the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources for an after-work experience, 5 – 9 p.m. at Bel Amour, 711 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac. Enjoy live jazz, food and drinks, business card raffles and more. Tickets $25, $30 at door. Visit eventbrite.com/event/7738968463
Saturday, August 24United Worship Dance Conference: Creative expression, workshops and forums taught by renowned worship artists Mary Alessi, Constance McIntyre, Yolhect Rivas and more, 9 a.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 S.E. Second Ave., downtown Miami, culminating with a night of stellar performances including companies from The McIntyre Institute starting at 7:30 p.m. Registration $25, night session $10. Call 786-624-7335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alleluia Jubilee 2013: Featuring Speaking Hands Ministry, Claudelle Clarke, Kevin Downswell and local talent, with music provided by Sonshine Music Group, 6:30 p.m. at Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center, 151 Civic Center Way, Royal Palm Beach. Food and refreshments on sale. Call 561-793-1077, 561-340-2131 or 561-252-0929.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference: Join Pastor Paula White at the Opportunities Industrialization Center 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 thechildrenstrust.org
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 sfbpnetwork.com
Sunday, August 25
Free Family Fun Day Carnival: Enjoy carnival rides, a rock wall, bounce house, balloon-making, face-painting, prizes and a free sample of afterschool enrichment classes, including dance, yoga, music, sports, art and more, 12 – 3 p.m. at Beth David Congregation, 2625 S.W. Third Ave., Miami. Free and open to the public. Visit bethdavidmiami.org or RSVP to email@example.com
Wednesday, August 28
Bagels with the Boss: Learn more about the Greater Miami Chamber and how you can get involved, get connected and get business, 8 a.m. at the chamber, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. Contact 305-577-5467, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit miamichamber.com
Thursday, August 29
Governmental Affairs Group Luncheon: Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart will join the Greater Miami Chamber’s first meeting of the year to discuss pending legislation and issues in Washington, D.C., 12 p.m. at 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. Contact 305-577-5469, email email@example.com or visit miamichamber.com
First Annual Luau Fundraiser: The Learning Center of Key West features an authentic Polynesian Fire-Dance Show, full Polynesian buffet, silent auction, door prizes and 50/50 raffle, 5 – 9 p.m. at the Southernmost Mansion, 1400 Duval St., Key West. Tickets $75. Contact 305-924-0204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Beyond Containment: Kofi Kayiga (Ricardo Wilkins) at 70: Watson and Company, PA invites you to the grand opening reception of the Jamaican master artist, 7 p.m. at Multitudes Gallery, 5570 N.E. Fourth Ave., Miami. RSVP at 954-559-4135 or 954-338-8670.
Saturday, August 31
3 on 3 Hoopfest: If you’ve got game, join former Miami Dolphin Chris Chambers and Catch 84 for fun and competitive play, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. at The Chamber, 10650 W. SR 84 in Davie. Cash prizes up to $10,000. Call 786-800-4364, 954-473-3331 or visit hoopfestmiami.com
Summer Jam 2013: Jam to the sounds of Etana, Dean Fraser, Tarrus Riley, Inner Circle, Rootz Underground and more, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at Waterfront Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. Visit musicjamproductions.com