dennis_moss.jpgThursday, July 12
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella: The Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Summer Theatre Camp Young Professionals present morning, afternoon and early evening performances of the rags to riches story at the center, July 12-14. Visit

Friday, July 13

Naranja Pool Opening: Families are invited to wear their swimsuits and join the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County District 9 Commissioner Dennis Moss at 9 a.m. as they celebrate the grand opening of the newly updated community pool at Naranja Park, 14150 S.W. 264th St., Miami. Call 305-257-0404.

The Donkey Show: Merging local star power with nationally-recognized artists, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, will open the summer’s blockbuster produced and performed by a collaborative creative team. Tickets range from $45-75. Visit Saturday, July 14
Hat and Tea Luncheon: Join the Women’s Business Council at 10 a.m. at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Tr., Miami, for its first ever luncheon to show off your best hat and learn how you can use your mind, body and soul to bring economic development to your business. Enjoy a fashion show, food, music, giveaways and more. Call 305-751-8648 or visit
Master Step Class: The McIntyre Institute is excited to offer this fun-filled class for students ages 12 and up, 12:40 – 2 p.m. at the Don Shula Hotel, 6482 Main St., Miami Lakes. Registration $15 with group discounts available. Call 954-345-3949 or visit
Summer Luncheon: Eat great food and enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz at the Eighth Annual Summer Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at the Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 N.W. 22nd Ave., Miami. Special VIP guests from judicial and political circles will be present. Contact Janet Dixon at 305-758-5966
Kheprera: The African History Study Group meets, 2:15 – 5:30 p.m. in the Ellyn F. Walters Conference Room of the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-357-6282, or Rique Ennis 954-802-2935.

Thursday, July 19

Immigration Town Hall: Be informed about recent immigration policy changes and get lawyers’ assistance with Jamaican passports, 6-8 p.m., Holy Family Episcopal Church, 18501 N.W. 7th Ave., Miami Gardens; also Thursday, July 26, 6-8 p.m., A Place of Restoration, 7636 Margate Blvd., Margate. Call 954-963-8555 or 305-648-3909.

International Business Group Networking Breakfast: Participate in an open discussion on the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s international agenda for the new program year and more, 8 a.m. at the chamber, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Ballroom Level, in Miami. Registration $15 in advance, $25 onsite. Visit

Friday, July 20

Hangout Day: The Philadelphia Eagles’ Max Jean-Gilles, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ E.J. Biggers and more than 20 other NFL players team up with Stars of Tomorrow Inc. to present the third annual Hangout Day Weekend, a free event that distributes backpacks and school supplies while providing an entertaining day at the park with complimentary food, drinks, health screenings, and a football and cheerleading clinic. Friday, 6 p.m. – 10p.m., Celebrity Charity Basketball Game, North Miami Beach Senior High School, 1247 N.E. 167th St., North Miami Beach. Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Football & Cheerleading Clinic, Mischon Athletic Field, 16501 N.E. 15th Ave., North Miami Beach. Visit or or call 954-560-4812.

Sunday, July 22

Bring Your Child to Books and Books: Join the Gordon Schools of Beth David Congregation for a children’s story and activity about kindness to animals and Noah’s Ark, 10:30 a.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Call 305-442-4408.


Hospice Volunteers Needed: VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Broward needs volunteers who can make friendly visits to terminally ill patients and their families and provide relief for caregivers. All volunteers must take orientation. Call 954-777-5396 or email

Fort Mose: Through July 29 the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 N.W. Fifth Ave., Delray Beach, hosts Colonial America’s Black Fortress of Freedom, the traveling exhibit from the Florida Museum of Natural History exploring the history of America’s first legally sanctioned free black community, Fort Mose. Hours 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday; Saturday by appointment; closed Sundays. Admission $5; members free. Call 561-279-8883 or visit

Basketball Camp with Miami Heat NBA champ James Jones: Students ages 8-18 can join Jones at Dibia Athletic Development’s Elite Skills Camp, July 23-27, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily at Ransom Everglades High School, 3575 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove. Registration $300, now open. Call 786-543-8826 or visit

The Fabulous 40s: The life and Times of Blacks in Fort Lauderdale Between 1940 & 1950 exhibit at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-357-6282.
Shark: Throughout July at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale this major exhibition, guest curated by acclaimed wildlife artist, author and environmentalist Richard Ellis, contains photographs, sculptures and video as well as a section devoted to the sensational impact of the 1975 Steven Spielberg film Jaws.

Photo: Dennis Moss