calendar-2_web.jpgThursday, Feb. 20

DMV To Go:  Residents can receive assistance in obtaining or renewing a driver’s license or identification card, as well as several federal services from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in Stephen P. Clark Center lobby, 111 NW First St., Miami. Due to high demand, residents must make an online appointment. You must bring proper documentation as required by the DMV. A list of suitable identification is available at Call the Office of Community Advocacy at 305-375-5730.

Affordable Care Act Workshops: In anticipation of the March 31 enrollment deadline, the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County in partnership with the Health Council of South Florida and Enroll America present a workshop designed to educate the public on the Affordable Care Act and provide useful information on the resources available to assist the community in signing up from 6-8 p.m., at Naranja Branch, 14850 SW 280 St., Naranja. Each workshop will include a presentation, hand-outs and a Q-&-A session. All workshops are free and open to the public. Visit

The Seaside Soiree: Wyland and Annette Robertson and Marker 88 Restaurant invite the community to enjoy cocktails while viewing a live art demonstration by the renowned marine artist and bidding on the pieces created from 5-9 p.m. The party continues a short walk away at Marker 88 Restaurant with a dinner on the beach featuring fine Keys cuisine as well as entertainment, raffle and silent auction highlighted by a Wyland original painting valued at close to $2,000. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Florida Key Community College Foundation and the FKCC Wyland Marine Science Scholarship. Call 305-809-3153 or write

Business Development Workshop: The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development continues its ongoing workshop series  from 6 – 7:30 p.m., at North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. The featured topic, “Building a Stellar Team: Prime Selection Process and Sub Success Stories,” provides an understanding of how primes select their sub-contractors and how subs have achieved success in a competitive market. The
workshop series is free and open to the public. Call 954-357-6400 or visit

Canine Cocktail Happy Hour: Miami-Dade County Animal Services and the Hotel Indigo invite the public to enjoy a “happy yappy” hour with complementary hors d’oeuvres, Cutest Couple Contest and Doggie Bag Café organic dog treats for your furry best friend from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Hotel Indigo, 7601 Miami Lakes Dr., Miami Lakes. There will also be pets available for adoption. In addition, $1 of every drink purchased will be donated to Miami-Dade County Animal Services. Call 305-418-7149.

Friday, Feb. 21

A Taste of Lake Worth Block Party:
The Kiwanis Club of Lake Worth is hosting its annual fundraiser with food sampling, live music, dancing in the streets and raffle prizes from 6-9 p.m., in downtown Lake Worth. Admission is $20. Contact Carol Garrett at 561-827-1646 or Jessica Crowley at

Driving Miss Daisy: The Pulitzer Prize winning, classic play by Alfred Uhry that is a funny, timeless, searing and hopeful meditation on growing old, relationships, and loyalty comes to the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay, on Friday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25-$45 and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 786-573-5300. Free parking is available.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Black History Extravaganza: Miami Gardens Councilman Ighodaro presents a day filled with a fashion show, food tasting, live entertainment and honoring of unsung heroes at 10 a.m., at Miami Carol City Senior High School, 3301 Miami Gardens Dr. Vendor opportunities are available. Call 305-622-8063.

Transportation Summit Community Forum:
The Citizens Independent Transportation Trust is hosting An Opportunity for Public Input at 10 a.m., at the Miami-Dade Main Library Auditorium, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. This is a follow up event to the 2013 Transportation Summit: Visioning the Future of Miami-Dade County’s Public Transportation that was attended by more than 500 members of the community, elected officials and transportation professionals. Email, call 305-375-1357 or visit

Sunday, Feb. 23

Haitian Black History Month Tribute: Caribbean Artistic and Cultural Events for the Community (CACEC) presents a historical tribute to honor the lives and works of writer/poet Felix Morisseau-Leroi, Dr. Gerard Campfort and recording artists Jean Michel Daudier at 6 p.m., at the Little Haiti Cultural Arts Center, 212 NE 59 Ter., Miami. The evening includes: a cocktail reception, singing, dancing, poetry and storytelling. Admission is $20. Call 305-233-7215.

Black Heritage in Classical Music:
For music enthusiasts, the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble presents superb concerts intimately set in the historic Stone House Ballroom, 16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami. In celebration of Black History Month the series will feature violinist, Kelly Hall in works by L.V. Beethoven, Jose White, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor with guest composer/violinist, Jessie Montgomery. A “Meet the Artist” reception begins at 6:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:15 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults and $12 for students in grades K-12 with a Student I.D. Tickets can be purchased online for an additional fee or by calling the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

The M Ensemble Presents Knock Me a Kiss:
Enjoy opening night of Charles Smith’s fictional account inspired by the actual events surrounding the 1928 marriage of W.E.B. Du Bois’s daughter Yolande to one of Harlem’s great poets, Countee Cullen at 3 p.m., at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St.,Cutler Bay. Follow Yolande from when she agonizes over her overwhelming devotion to her father, co-founder of the NAACP and publisher of Crisis Magazine, to choosing between her passion for jazz bandleader Jimmy Lunceford and marrying Countee. Tickets are $40 on opening night; $30 for all other performances. Senior and student tickets are $25 and groups of 10 or more are $15. Call 786-573-5300 or visit