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Friday 07.08

Hollywood Glamour Night: Kids are invited to come out from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to dress up like their favorite singers and compete for prizes at Dadeland Mall, 7535 N. Kendall Dr. in Miami. For more information, call 305-665-6226.

Saturday 07.09

Beauty Lounge Hosted by Tracy Mourning: Mentor, designer, journalist and wife to NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning will pamper guests with her All-Star Honey Shine Beauty Line from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sagamore Hotel, 1671 Collins Ave. on Miami Beach during the American Black Film Festival. Admission is by invite only. To RSVP please send an email to

Healthy Living and Tasty Grilling at Florida Blue: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Fort Lauderdale Florida Blue Center, 1970 Sawgrass Mills Circle, invites local residents to learn how to enhance their health and well-being with simple practiceswhile enjoying tasty BBQ bites from Scruby’s. For more information, email

Mentor Training: Family and Children Faith Coalition is currently seeking mentors to participate in the Amachi Mentoring Coalition Project. A free training session will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5911 W. Flagler St. Spaces are limited. For more information, please contact  Mary Wakefall at 786-388-3000 or email

Book Discussion and Signing: Join Evangelist Dr. Jackie Akins for the release of her new book Children of A Higher God at 11 a.m. at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-625-2810.

Pirate Adventure at the Falls:
Families are invited to come out and enjoy themselves from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Falls at the Space #396, 8888 SW 136 St. (near Bloomingdale’s). Admission is free for Kidgits members and $5 for the general public. For more information, visit

Wags n’ Tales: The Humane Society of Broward County is inviting children ages 6 to 12 to come out to the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, at 2 p.m. to gain confidence in their reading skills by practicing reading to a pet therapy dog. For more information, call 954-625-2810.

Tuesday 07.12

Free Summer Reading Sessions: Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus and the Civic Chorale of Greater Miami invite aspiring vocalists and musicians to hone their craft from 7 to 9 p.m., 11011 SW 104 St., Building 8, Second Floor, Room 8-247. For more information, contact Civic Chorale’s artistic director Dr. Kenneth Boos at 305-237-2394.

Wednesday 07.13

Morning Mile Program Opening Ceremony: Join AvMed Health Plans as they kick off over 20 different summer camps by incorporating a morning run into their curriculum at 9 a.m. at Westwind Lakes Park, 6805 SW 152 Ave. in Miami. For more information, email

Thursday 07.14

Mobile Midwife Launch Party: Join the group for a cash bar and food from 7 to 10 p.m. on the Dorsett Rooftop of the Catalina Hotel and Beach Club, 1720 Collins Ave. on Miami Beach. Admission is $15. To RSVP, email

Organic Edible Garden Opening: Join Miami Dade College’s Miami Culinary Institute at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the grand opening of its organic edible garden at the Wolfson Campus, immediately west of Building 7, at the corner of NE First Avenue and 6th Street. For more information, call 305-237-3276, or visit

Saturday 07.16

University Singers South Florida Debut: The internationally acclaimed University Singers presents From Mozart to Marley in their South Florida debut at 7 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $35 and $50. For more information, visit
61st Supreme Convocation:
The International Free & Accepted Modern Masons and Order of the Eastern Star present this conference from July 16 to 23 in Orlando  at 1500 Sand Lake Road. For more information, call 313-259-5871.


Computer Classes: The African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, is offering weekly computer classes at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 954-625-2810.

Summer Shorts:
The Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, presents the series of funny, 5 to 20 minute plays starring Jai Rodriguez throughout the summer. For more information and show times, call 305-949-6722.

Visible Photo Collection:
Come to the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., for Gene Hyde’s photos depicting African American Life in Fort Lauderdale during the 1950s and 60s. For more information, call 954-625-2800.
Volunteer Opportunities:

Mentees Needed: Family and Children Faith Coalition is seeking youth ages 4 to 18 to connect with a caring and dedicated mentor in Miami-Dade or Broward County. Get help with homework, attend fun events and be a role model for your community. For more information, contact Brandyss Howard at 786-388-3000 or

Hospice Volunteers Needed:
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Broward needs volunteers who can make friendly visits to terminally ill patients and their families, provide relief for weary caregivers, visit veterans, accompany their dog for pet therapy visits and/or sew Memory Bears. Licensed hairdressers are also needed to give free haircuts to patients at home, as well as people to play musical instruments, sing or read to a patient who can no longer see. All volunteers must take a two-day orientation. For more information, call 954-777-5369  or email for more information.

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