calendar_web.jpgTHURSDAY DEC 15

March of Dimes Women of Distinction Luncheon: Join Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh along with nine other Broward County women being honored for their significant contributions at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66, 2301 S.E. 17th St. Causeway in Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets $85 in advance and $95 at the door. Call 754-300-2602.

Preserving Homeownership Clinic: Speak one-on-one with lenders and HUD-certified housing counselors as the Urban League of Palm Beach County hosts a free “Stop Foreclosure Now!” clinic, 4-8 p.m. at the league, 1700 N. Australian Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-833-1461 or visit ulpbc.org

FRIDAY DEC 16

Taste of the Holidays: Winn-Dixie, 3275 S.W. 22nd St. in Miami, invites the community to taste a fabulous array of seasonal specialties in preparation for those holiday parties, 6-8 p.m. Email ericbarnes@winn-dixie.com

Maternity Seminar and Tour: Jackson North Medical Center, 160 N.W. 170th St. in North Miami Beach, hosts an 11 a.m.  seminar and tour that includes an overview of what to expect when you arrive at the hospital to deliver your baby, a mini breast-feeding course and an opportunity to pre-register and complete all the paperwork for admission. Call 305-654-3053.

SATURDAY DEC 17

Free Help for Families: Miami-Dade County Chairman Joe A. Martinez will offer families free produce and nourishments at Tamiami Park, 11201 S.W. 24th St. in Miami, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Residents can also bring up to three used light bulbs per home to exchange for energy-efficient compact fluorescent lights and up to two used showerheads to exchange for low-consumption models.

Miracle on 34th Street’: The holiday classic that depicts when Kris Kringle, aka Santa Claus, goes on trial takes the stage, 8 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $19.50 to $59.50. Visit browardcenter.org

‘Under 21’ Arts Exhibition: The program that empowers young people to learn about virtues, take a stand in their lives and use their voice through the arts hosts an exhibition to show all the work they have done, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Village Studio Gallery, 514 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. The event offers food, fun, music and a silent auction, and the students’ art and design work will be on exhibit and sale. Call 561-568-1868.

SUNDAY DEC 18

A Soulful Christmas with Take 6: Join your favorite multiple Grammy-winning a cappella recording stars, 4 p.m. in the Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Call 305-949-6722.

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