calendar_web.jpgThursday, Jan. 19

Christians in Action Networking Event: “Jump Start Your Business,” 6-9 p.m. at Golden Corral Restaurant, 7401 W. Commercial Blvd. in Tamarac. Admission $12. Call 954-597-8420 or visit christiansinactionnetwork.com


Palm Beach County

Cultural Council Grand Opening Week: Join the official arts agency that serves nonprofit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county for Grand Opening Week at its new home, 601 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth. For a list of event dates and times, visit palmbeachculture.com

Doing Business with Broward County: Come out to the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) at 3 p.m., 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, for this informative session sponsored by Broward County Small Business Development Division and AARLCC Small Business Resource Center. Call 954-357-5950.

Saturday, Jan. 21

15th Annual M. Athalie Range Cultural Arts Foundation Gala: You’re invited to be a part of “A Musical Celebration of Life" at the Gusman Theater in Downtown Miami that will honor Miami-Dade leaders Thelma Gibson, H.T. Smith, Bill Diggs and Marlon Hill. Call 305-576-3790 or email rsvp@circleofonemarketing.com

Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk: Join Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson, 7:30 a.m. at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 N.W. 199th St. in Miami Gardens. Registration $5 in advance and $10 the day of. Call 786-279-1237.

Monday, Jan. 23

African Heritage Travel Africa in 2012: Come out to the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, 6-7:30 p.m., for a workshop and seminar about this topic. Call 954-484-5773.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

The College Academy at Broward College: High school sophomores interested in learning how they can receive a high school diploma and college degree at the same time should come to the informational open houses at Bailey Hall on Broward College’s Central Campus, 3501 S.W. Davie Road, Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begin with A-L) and Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begin with M-Z). Call 754-321-6900.

Why Doesn’t the Moon Fall From the Sky: Join physics teacher Mark Egdall at 1 p.m. on the sixth floor of the Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale as he talks about the great Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and gravity. Call 954-357-7443.

Rapture in Rhythm: Support this special fundraiser featuring tap dancer Marshall Davis Jr. and BET Comedian Chello, both former students of the center, along with special guest singing sensation Gia Wyre, 7:30 p.m.  at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 N.W. 22nd Ave. in Miami. Call 305-638-6771.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Fabulous Forties on the Avenue: Join the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, at 6 p.m. for their 10-year celebration that will highlight Black Culture in the ’40s, featuring Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, PhD. from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York City. Call 954-357-5950.

Free Marketing Seminar: South Florida Urban Ministries hosts an informative seminar, “Facebook and LinkedIn for Businesses,” 6 p.m. at the United Way Center for Financial Stability, 11500 N.W. 12th Ave., Miami. To RSVP email Jose Poza, jpoza@sflum.org or call 305-688-3551, ext. 29.

State Small Business Credit Initiative: The City of Hollywood hosts a free workshop facilitated by Jay Robinson from Enterprise Florida, 6-7:45 p.m. at City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. in Room 219. Visit hollywoodfl.org

Thursday, Jan. 26

Boardroom Jazz Business Forum: The Center for Enterprise Opportunity invites the small business community to “Wall Street Finance Comes to Main Street” at the Borland Center for Performing Arts at Midtown in Palm Beach Gardens, 4901 PGA Blvd. Visit ceoventures.org

Saturday, Jan. 28

Dinner Dance Gala: The Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble invites you to “Stompin’ at the Savoy,” 7 p.m. at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort & Spa, 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Tickets $75, all proceeds support the student organization. Email info@dcajazz.com