calendar.jpgThursday, August 29

Pre-Trade Show Biz-To-Biz Mixer: Christians in Action invite you to bring lots of business cards with you, 6 – 9 p.m. at Golden Corral Restaurant, 5650 W. Sample Rd., Margate. Cost $12.99 includes all you can eat and free business expo tickets. Call 954-597-8420 or visit

We Care Campaign Town Hall Meeting: The Urban League of Broward County hosts a meeting to explore ways to increase community awareness, engagement and opportunities for student achievement in the black community, 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Sunshine Health Community Empowerment Center, 560 N.W. 27th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-625-2544 or visit

Fourth Annual Key West Brewfest: More than 150 beers and micro-brews are to be on tap at this “tasty” annual event that benefits the charitable efforts of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic. Beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival are some of the activities on tap. Call 1-800-354-4455 or email

Barbados comes to the Palm Beaches: Free ‘Bridgetown Market’ with food, music and culture, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., at Downtown at the Gardens, in Palm Beach Gardens; and next day Awards Gala, tickets $100, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. Sunday, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Visit barbadoscomesto

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.

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

Saturday, August 31

Wholesome Motown Review: Enjoy jazz, R&B and soul music in family-oriented live performances featuring Soulman Bobby Stringer with The Special Touch Band and friends The Ladies of Soul (Motown Review) and Mr. Jazz Pizzazz Mel Dancy, 5 – 7 p.m. at Greater St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 3680 Thomas Ave., Miami. Call 305-790-5836 or visit

Project Restoration: Have a felony or know someone who does? Get advice from area professionals to restore your voting rights, noon – 4 p.m. at the Urban League of Palm Beach County Community Service Center, 2107 Tamarind Ave., West Palm Beach. Visit or call 561-833-1461 ext. 3035.

‘Embassy Saga’ stage play: Enjoy the ups and downs of one family’s quest to get a visa in Oliver Samuels’ latest blockbuster play, Aug. 31 at 5 and 8 p.m. at River of Grass Arts Park, 17195 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines; and Sept. 1 at 5 and 8 p.m. at Coral Springs High School Theater, 7201 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs. Visit

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

‘Court House Drama’: The Sunshine Theater Company presents the return of Delcita and a special performance by Nadine Sutherland in the hit comedy stage play, 8 p.m. at Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; also Sunday 7 p.m. at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs. Tickets start at $40. Call 786-237-5493 or visit

Monday, September 2

Old School Family Reunion Potluck Picnic: Think Roscoe Jenkins, Madea’s Family Reunion, The O’Jays and the GAP Band complete with contests, competitions, live music, real food and real fun, as South Florida Black Professionals invite you to celebrate Labor Day with them old-school style at Miramar Park. Visit for time and location information.

Tuesday, September 3

Womenfest Key West: All women are invited to enjoy a wide range of activities including golfing with palm trees and iguanas, pool parties, a sizzling dance club scene, and women-only water excursions that range from jet skis to dolphin watching. Film, live music and special comedy shows offer the opportunity to enjoy paradise at a slower pace. Call 305-294-4603, 1-800-535-7797 or email

Wednesday, September 4

Trustee Luncheon: The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce will be joined by SunTrust Banks Chairman and CEO Bill Rogers and Camillus House President and CEO Paul R. Ahr, 11:45 a.m. at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Tr., Miami. Registration $55 before Aug. 30, $75 afterward for members and $100 for non-members. Call 305-577-5433 or visit

Saturday, September 7

Inshore/Offshore Family Classic Fishing Tournament: Dade Christian School hosts beginning 7 a.m. at Shake-A-Leg Miami in Coconut Grove. Proceeds benefit F.A.C.E., the Foundation for the Advancement of Community and Education. Featuring silent auction, prizes. Call 305-827-8731 or visit Dadechris