calendar_web.jpgFriday, Jan. 28

Marlins Manatees and Mermaid Auditions: The finalists from the Mermaids Open Audition will enter an intensive week long boot camp, followed by the Mermaids Final Audition Show which will be held at the Center Fountain inside Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino & Hotel on Friday, Jan. 28th at 9:00 p.m. The 2011 Mermaids Squad will be announced at the conclusion of the Final Audition Show.

Women of Calypso: This performance celebrates women's contributions to the classic Caribbean art form of Calypso – a musical world traditionally dominated by men. Three prominent women of the genre – Singing Saundra, Queen Fayola and Princess Kizzie – will perform their celebrated form with a unique twist at 8 p.m. at the Miami Dade College North Campus William and Joan Lehman Theater, 11380 N.W. 27 Ave. in Miami. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. MDC Students/Staff/Faculty get the discount with MDC ID. For more information or online tickets, call 305-237-3010 or visit

Saturday, Jan. 29

Family Institute Mini-Conference: PTA’s Urban Family Engagement Initiative in partnership with Miami-Dade County PTA/PTSA is hosting a series of workshops from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 NW 199 St. in Miami Gardens. Seating is limited. Lunch, materials and childcare is provided (ages 5 – 12 only; maximum of 40 children). Topics include: Setting Expectations; The Politics of Education; and Understanding the Group Process. To register or for more information, please call 1-800-307-4782 ext .

Tuesday, Feb. 1

Financial Stability Workshop: Attend a session that focuses on different financial products, the different features and costs of banks, accounts, and check cashing outlets. The workshop will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the United Way’s Center for Financial Stability, 11500 NW 12th Ave. in Miami, To Register call 305-688-3551 ext. 21.

Young Frankenstein Musical: The Kravis Center presents the musical comedy that won Best Broadway Musical in 2008. Based on the 1974 movie, and produced by Tony Award winners, the musical will run Feb. 1-6 with show times at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday;  2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturda.; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Kravis’ Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. Concert Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.  Tickets start at $25. For more information, please call 561-832-7469 or visit

Thursday, Feb. 3

Heart of Liberty City Forum: From 6-8 p.m., the Liberty City Alliance invites the community to come out and discuss the future of 7th Avenue and the economic strength of the community. The forum will take place at the Church of the Open Door, 6001 NW 8th Ave. in Miami. For more information, call Hashim at the Miami Worker’s Center at 305-759-8717.

Friday, Feb. 4

Go Red For Women: Macy’s and the American Heart Association want shoppers and supporters to wear red on National Red Day to bring awareness to their mission of helping fight women’s heart disease. Macy’s is celebrating seven years as national sponsor and will offer exclusive designer fashion, shopping promotions, special in-store events and a whole-hearted campaign with Facebook dedicated to raising funds for the AHA and increasing awareness among women and their loved ones. 

Rotary Auction Fundraiser: The Homestead Rotary Club is raising funds for local scholarships with an auction and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Harris Field at the corner of U.S. 1 and SW 312th St. in Homestead. Admission tickets are $25. The night includes: drawing for a boat, silent auctions, a professional life auction, raffles, door prizes and entertainment. The principal draw of the evening is an 18 foot Redfisher flats boat with new trailer and a 115 HP Yamaha engine with a $20,000 value.  Raffle tickets are $50 each, but are limited in number. For more information about a scholarship or for tickets to the dinner and auction, call Homestead Rotary Club President Dr. Richard Glosser at 305-248-6311.

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