calendar_web.jpgThursday| 12.1

AIDS Memorial Quilt Ceremony: Miami Beach Community Health Center and The NAMES Project Foundation together will present a special symbolic event to portray the impact that HIV/AIDS has had on the lives of so many, 9 a.m. at MBCHC, 710 Alton Rd., Miami Beach. Call 305-538-8835.


Friday| 12.2

Undoing Racism Workshop: The West Palm Beach branch of NAACP and The Coalition for Black Student Achievement present this profound training Dec. 2-4 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1401 9th St., West Palm Beach. Call 561-863-7031. Divorce Law Seminar: Brinkley Morgan Law Firm is hosting a free divorce law seminar for mental health professionals, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1950 Glades Rd. in Boca Raton. To register call 954-522-2200.

Saturday| 12.3

Girl Power Forum: Sistah to Sistah Connection presents this session to teach girls to be balanced, successful, whole and Godly women,  10 a.m. at St. Monica Gardens, 3425 NW 189th St., Miami Gardens. Call 954-430-0544.

Unmasking Business Success Gala: Join the Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce along with legendary entertainer Doug E. Fresh and Mistress of Ceremonies Tracy Wilson Mourning for this black tie affair, 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Miami Hyatt, 400 SE 2nd Ave. Tickets $150 per person. Visit m-dcc.org

Come Out for Play Family Fun Day: Miami-Dade Parks, Wells Fargo, Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade and Communities Putting Prevention to Work (Department of Children and Families) are hosting, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Amelia Earhart Park, 401 East 65 St., Hialeah. Admission free.

6th Community Prayer Breakfast: The Urban League of Broward County host its 6th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast at the First Church of the Open Bible, 4767 NW 24th Ct., Lauderdale Lakes. This year’s theme, “Standing through Life’s Storm” will be presented by guest speaker Bishop Harold Calvin Ray, senior pastor, Redemptive Life Fellowship. The event is from 8 -11 a.m. with a free continental breakfast served from 8-8:45 a.m.

Handel’s Messiah: The Historic Hampton House Community Trust Inc. invites you to a free concert, Bringing Classics of the Past with Classics of the Future, 4 p.m., Church of the Incarnation, 1835 NW 54th St., Miami, with hip-hop arrangements of Spirituals and other works conducted by Nelson Hall, and featuring the Community Mass Choir and Orchestra including Voice and Steel Pan Ensemble students from Florida Memorial University.

Sunday| 12.4

Sound of Music: A screening of Sing-A-Long Sound of Music will play on the big screen in Technicolor, 3 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl. The pre-show festivities include a group vocal warmup led by the  host and a costume contest on stage. Great prizes await participants, so come in your best Sound of Music attire. Tickets $12. Call 954-602-4500 or visit miramarculturalcenter.org

Kids In Distress Bike Ride: Gear up for the 10th annual KID Inlet Challenge Bicycle Ride, 5:30 a.m. at Bahia Mar Beach Resort & Yachting Center, 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale. Registration $45. Visit nletchallenge.org

Monday| 12.5

Silver Palm Awards: South Florida's "other" theater awards will honor South Florida’s own actress Karen Stephens and other theater professionals, 7:30-10 p.m. at Bimini Boatyard, 1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. League members attend free, $25 for non-members. For reservations call 954-557-0778.

Math Rocks!: The fun multiplies during the presentation at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. as a part of the Smart Stage Matinee Series at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl. This brand new educational adventure fuses mathematics, music and multimedia. Tickets $6, $5.50 for groups of 10 or more and $3 lap seats for infants 12 months and under. Call 954-602-4500 or visit miramarculturalcenter.org

Wednesday | 12.7

Free Condo Seminar: Kaye & Bender P.L. presents a free seminar covering the new homeowner, condominium and cooperative laws, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 East Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale.

Thursday| 12.8

2nd Annual Holiday Mixer: The Coalition of 100 Black Women in conjunction with the Black Chamber of Commerce, Urban League Young Professionals and Downtown Development Authority of Palm Beach County invite you, 6 to 9 p.m., Roxy’s Roof Top, 309 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. For tickets visit blackchamberpbc.com, email Stephanie@jvttoursandtravels.com.

Speak Out Against Homelessness: Miami-Dade Homeless Trust's annual Homeless Awareness Day. For more information on how your organization can participate and receive community service hours, please contact Brandyss Howard 315-254-7618 or darmstrong@armstrongcreatives.com

Saturday| 12.10

Miami Open Stage: Dance Now Miami and Little Haiti Cultural Center will showcase the work of four well-known choreographers, 7 p.m. at the center, 212 NE 59th St., Miami. Call 305-975-8489 or email info@dancenowmiami.org

Parkway Middle School Jazz Band: The award-winning band will perform at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale., directed by Melton Mustafa Jr., son of jazz great Melton Mustafa. Tickets $5 for students, $10 for adults. Call 954-357-6224.

Breakfast of Champions: Artists Showcase of the Palm Beaches presents this inspirational event for youth, featuring guest speaker Elvin J. Dowling, author of License to Live, a manual for getting past life’s roadblocks, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at J.A.Y. Ministries, 2831 Ave. S in Riviera Beach. Tickets $20. Call 561-832-1323.

Joy in the Park: With this year’s theme, “Community,” Collaboration for Restoring Families hosts the annual event, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Joseph C. Carter Park, Fort Lauderdale, with free HIV, mammogram and bone marrow testing, a free concert for all ages and games for the entire family. Call 954-763-9105.

The events calendar is published each Thursday. Please email your event to empyrealcommunications@gmail.com by the preceding Thursday at 10 a.m.