calendar_new__web.jpgThursday, Jan. 9

Comedy Show and Social Event: The Delta Education and Life Development Foundation presents Degario “Double D” Turner in its second annual night of laughs at 8 p.m. at the Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, Davie. General admission is $20 with a two-drink minimum. Visit

Uncorked … the Key Largo and Islamorada Food & Wine Festival: Come on down to the Florida Keys and enjoy a multi-sensory experience as Key Largo and Islamorada’s culinary experts step up to the “palate” to present nearly 30 tasty food, wine and spirits events, Jan. 9 – 18. Enjoy 10 glorious days of wine tasting events, cooking demonstrations, wine dinners, food and wine pairing classes, progressive wine dinners, art and wine shows and the Festival Finale ‘A Grand Tasting,’ set for Jan. 18. What better reason to ‘Uncork’ and unwind in the Florida Keys. Call Sue Finney at 305-394-3736 or email

Free Resume Coaching
: Former Executive Recruiter and Technical Writer Merrill Rutman will offer free private, 30-minute resume coaching sessions from Jan. 9 through March 29 at the Delray Beach Public Library, 100  W. Atlantic Ave. They are held in the library’s Empowerment Zone (E-Zone) on the second floor. The sessions are on Thursdays from 1-4:30 p.m., on a reservations only basis. A Delray Beach Public Library card is required. Rutman will offer help with resume creation and format, advice, and planning. Call 561-266-0196, e-mail

Nature Photography Exhibit:
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) InterAmerican Campus will showcase the beauty of underwater life as part of its student nature photography exhibit, South Florida’s Water Wonderland at 6 p.m., at the Campus Art Gallery, 627 S.W. 27 Ave., Room 3210F. The exhibit will feature selected pieces from student winners who participated in a campus-wide photo challenge and the work of nature photographer and conservationist Brian F. Call. Contact Michael Matthews at 305-237-6733 or

Friday, Jan. 10

Drum Circle and Campfire: Join some rhythmic fun from 7-9:30 p.m., at the Deering Estate, 16701 S.W. 72 Ave., Miami. Enjoy complementary s’mores, poetry readings, and a tale or two. You are welcome to bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and snacks while tapping into your inner musician for a night of rhythmic fun for guests of all ages. Hand drumming is one of the most basic celebrations of music and creativity. Bring your own drum or rhythm instrument to gather under the stars around a crackling fire by the bay. Cost is $15 per person. Visit

Saturday, Jan. 11

5th Annual King of Ribs BBQ Fest: Presented by the King of Foods, this annual BBQ fest is a showdown of the best grillmasters around South Florida and includes all types of grilled meat, drinks and jazz from 2-6:30 p.m., at Eucalyptus Gardens, 2430 N.E. 13 Ave., Wilton Manors. Admission is $5 and doesn’t include food and beverages. Proceeds to benefit A Beautiful Gate Breast Cancer Support & Resource Center. Tickets available at

Women’s Outreach Forum:
Join Sistah to Sistah Connection for its first meeting of 2014 entitled, “A New Mind for the New Me” at 10 a.m., at Mishkan T’ Sillah Worship Center, 2820 N.W. 167 Terr., Miami Gardens. Call 954-367-7916.

Super Saturday:
Families touched by cancer are invited to learn about ways to fit healthy eating into busy lives at 10:15 a.m., at Gilda’s Club South Florida, 119 Rose Dr., Fort Lauderdale.  The featured speaker will be Lisa Farkas from the Broward Health Wellness Center.  To RSVP, call 954-763-6776 or email Meagan Roloff, program manager, at

Heritage Festival: Celebrate the new year at the 39th Annual Redland Heritage Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11 and 12 at the Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 S.W. 187 Ave., Homestead. The festival celebrates the unique heritage and history of the Redland agricultural community. Participating vendors will showcase traditional natural arts and crafts and nurseries will sell native plants and tropical fruit trees. There will also be a children’s area featuring pony rides, face painting and old-time games, as well as a variety of entertainment for everyone. Admission is $8 per person and children under 11 are admitted free. Doors open at 10 a.m., and close at 5 p.m. Call the Fruit & Spice Park at 305-247-5727.

Keep Hollywood Beautiful Beach Sweep:
Volunteer to help keep the community in stellar condition from 7 to 11 a.m., at Charnow Park, 300 Garfield St. Call 954-921-3020 or visit

Sunday, Jan. 12

Hollywood Healing Haiti: Enjoy performances by Miami native Anna Palmerola (Pop), and the Miami Jam Family (Top 40/Classic Pop) from 1-4 p.m., during a fund raising concert for Hollywood CARES – Project Haiti, a partnership between Temple Beth El and First Presbyterian Church. This local non-profit organization raises funds and awareness to support an orphanage, a school and much more in Haiti for children affected by HIV/AIDS. Lawn seating. Bring your beach chair or a blanket. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Visit

15th Annual Author’s Showcase: In honor of National Book Month, selected authors from various genres will speak briefly about  their books, sell and autograph them at 2 p.m., at the Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Ave. Call 561-266-9490 or visit

Picnic in the Park:
Spend a relaxing day with your family and friends at the Deering Estate at Cutler and enjoy a picnic on the main lawn, old-fashioned lawn games, historic house tours and Tequesta Trail tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests who bring a picnic lunch or purchase a preordered meal through one of our official picnic providers will receive a reduced admission fee of $7 for all ages. Please note that grilling and cooking is not permitted on the estate. Chef David Schwadron Catering and Joanna’s Marketplace are the official picnic providers for the Deering Estate at Cutler and can be contacted directly for preordered meals. Preordered meals are available for delivery or for pick-up. Please call 305-238-5881 for Chef David Schwadron Catering and 305-661-5777 for Joanna’s Marketplace. Call 305-235-1668 ext. 233 or visit

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Ukulele Get-Together: After the stress of the holidays, come relax and have a good time just strumming and singing with other ukulele lovers of all ages at 6 p.m., at the Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Ave. Beginners and new learners are welcome. Call Tavit at 561-665-1718 or e-mail 

Red Dust/Mandela Screenings: Join the Miami Jazz and Film Society for the Clark Gable romantic drama classic film at 6:15 p.m., then enjoy a second feature starring Sidney Poitier on the late, iconic African leader, Nelson Mandela, at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 N.W. 22 Ave., Miami. A reception precedes the screenings from 5-6 p.m. Admission is free. Call 306-684-4564.

Key West Bight Preservation Association Meeting:
Carla Bellenger, director of Key West Bight Preservation Association, invites residents to its monthly board meeting to discuss concerns of tenants of Key West Bight from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., at 700 Fleming St., Key West.