calendar_web.jpgThursday, Feb. 24

Miami in Motion Silent Auction: Come to George Rodez’s gallery at 6 p.m. at Cocowalk, 3015 Grand Ave., Suite 237, for a fun event that will benefit the Association for Retarded Citizens of South Florida (ARC).  Festivities include: an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a prize raffle, a showcase of art that the children of ARC created, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 per person, and may be purchased through any Miami in Motion group member, or by calling Cathy Alexander at 305-441-5643.

Friday, Feb. 25

Career Day: Aventura Waterways K-8 School, 21101 NE 26 Ave., is looking for volunteers to serve as speakers for their Career Day from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Email to volunteer.

Opa-locka Community Redevelopment Forum Kick-Off: Join the City of Opa-locka from 6 – 8 p.m. for the kick-off to the city’s Community Redevelopment forum in the Jazz Café on the First Floor of the Opa-locka Municipal Complex, 780 Fisherman St. The forum will continue on Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the 2nd Floor of the Municipal Complex.

Regional Science Fair: At 8 a.m. St. Thomas University’s School of Science, Technology and Engineering Management will hold its first Regional Science Fair at its Carnival Cruise Lines Building. St. Thomas is located at
16401 NW 37th Ave. in Miami Gardens. Student prizes include an iPad, laptops and other gifts that will empower their studies. For more information, call Marivi Prado at 305-474-6880 or email

Saturday, Feb. 26

New Community Center Grand Opening: Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Department  invites residents to join them from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for  the grand opening of the new North Pointe Community Center at 7351 NW 186 St. in Miami. For more information and directions to the event, call 305-654-1169.

Glory Film Screening: The Civil War film Glory will be shown at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a discussion to follow from 4 to 4:30 p.m. The discussion will be led by Professor Kisha King, a professor of history and political science at Broward College. For more information, call 954-625-2810.

Free Health Fair: Miami Dade College (MDC) is hosting its 6th Annual Free Community Health Fair at 9 a.m. at the Medical Center Campus, 950 NW 20 St. in Miami. Services being offered at the fair include glaucoma, glucose and cholesterol tests; a limited number of free mammograms; and dental and vision screenings. The MDC Health Fair is free and open to the public. Free shuttle transportation to the fair will be available at the Culmer Metrorail Station, beginning at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Madeline Pumariega at 305-237-4212. To schedule free transportation to the fair, call 305-237-4209.

Sunday, Feb. 27

Free Spay/Neuter for Feral and Free Roaming Cats: Commissioner Carlos Gimenez is facilitating free spay/neuter surgeries for cats only with Animal Services and The Cat Network at 7 a.m. at the Mobley Building located at 5825 SW 68 St. in South Miami. There is a limit of four cats per person and walk-ins are welcome.  For appointments please call 305-805-1603.

Monday, Feb. 28

Miami-Dade NAACP Branch Meeting: The next Miami-Dade meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, 11111 Pinkston Blvd. in Richmond Heights. The key agenda item will highlight the recent shootings by City and County Police. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Miami-Dade Branch NAACP at 305-685-8694.

Friday, March 4

Brothers Rice Honors Academy Open House: From 9 a.m. to 12 noon, the Catholic middle school located at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School, 4949 NE 2nd Ave. in Miami, will hold an open house. Brothers Rice is currently accepting applications for the 2011-2012 academic year. Application should currently perform at or above grade level. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact David Gerhardt at 305-751-8367 ext. 29, or Julie Martinez at ext. 22, or email

Saturday, March 5

Asian Culture Festival: The 22nd Annual Asian Culture Festival returns to Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187 Ave. in Homestead, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 5 and 6. The fun-filled family event offers a virtual day trip to Asia where festival-goers will enjoy a variety of Asian arts, crafts, entertainment, plants and exotic cuisine. Admission is $10. Children under 12 are free. For more information, call 305-247-5727.

Sunday, March 6

SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch: From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. come to Fort Lauderdale’s scenic Riverwalk, 400 SW 2 St. for live jazz music, the Florida sunshine and an amazing buffet spread that includes pancakes, waffles, Eggs Benedict with all the trimmings, a full carving station, shrimp and fresh catch of the day and more.  Brunch service is offered for $19.95 plus tax per person, but the entertainment is free. For more information call 954-468-3303.

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