calendar_web.jpgThursday, June 14


International Fatherhood Conference:
With the theme, Expanding Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Family Program Connections, the 14th annual event continues through June 15 at the Westin Hotel, Fort Lauderdale. Visit npclstrongfamilies.com


Friday, June 15


Hot Nights Cool Jazz: Enjoy the Jason Hainsworth Quartet with saxophonist Jason Hainsworth performing with piano, upright bass and drums, 7-9 p.m. at the Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Admission free for Basspass members, $10 for non-members. Call 305-673-7530.


Saturday, June 16

 

Colors of the Caribbean: The Caribbean American Heritage Foundation and the Rhythm Foundation will celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month at the ArtsPark at Young Circle in Hollywood, 4-11 p.m., with a diverse blend of the ingredients of the Caribbean: art, music, travel, culture, entertainment, food, drinks. Haitian Artist Roland Rojmeck Mecklembourg will have his work on display during the month; display at 4 p.m., VIP reception 6 p.m. at the gallery. Free and open to the public.


HOMEOWNER HELP:
During a special Homeownership Community Event held at Vision to Victory Human Services Corporation, 13230 N.W Seventh Ave., Miami, homeowners will be able to meet one-on-one with their mortgage company, with HUD-certified housing counselors and with representatives from the Florida Hardest Hit program to find options that meet their housing needs. Contact 305-691-3464 before June 16 to obtain a list of the documents that are required to determine eligibility for loan assistance, and for help in compiling the needed documents.

 

Big Truck Days: The Miami Science Museum is celebrating Father’s Day weekend kids’ activities, raffles, giveaways and trucks galore for the whole family in honor of all the amazing dads. The museum’s parking lot will be filled with buses and trucks with which to interact, as well as food trucks if attendees get hungry. Dads will receive free entry to the museum on both Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 with a paid child’s admission. Visit miamisci.org

 

Free Fathers Day/Kids Fishing Contest:  Compete within your age group on your casting skills, win prizes and learn how to fish the local canals for largemouth bass, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Walmart, 5571 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Coconut Creek. All ages welcome. Contact Ron Gallo at 954-684-3636.


Summer Fruit Festival: Enjoy a variety of fruits that are in season this summer at the Redland Summer Fruit Festival at Fruit & Spice Park on Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The park is located at 24801 S.W. 187 Ave., Homestead. Call 305-247-5727.


Sunday, June 17


Men in Fashion, Master of Styles: In celebration of Father’s Day, a day of love, laughter and fashion, bring your father, husband, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin and all the significant men in your life, 3 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 Martin Luther King Blvd., Pompano Beach. Entertainment and dinner provided, call 954-943-8119 or 954-943-6511.


Monday, June 18


Insurance: A Citizens Property Insurance Round-Table will be held from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Florida International University Graham Center Ballroom East at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 11200 S.W. Eighth St., GC 1215, Miami.  The discussion is open to the public and will include a question and answer period.


Tuesday, June 19

 

Mama Said: Attend the Juneteenth Social hosted by Kitty Oliver, 6 p.m. at the Old Dillard Museum. Seating is limited. For more information or to RSVP call 754-322-8828.


Juneteenth Celebration: Rep. Dwight Bullard partners with DJ Self Born, 5-10 p.m. at the Love/Hate Lounge, 423 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Contact djselfborn@gmail.com or 305-234-2208, 773-991-1545.


Wednesday, June 20


American Black Film Festival:
The 16th annual event kicks off in Miami Beach and continues with screenings and other events through June 20-23. Visit abff.com


Thursday, June 21

 

Standing on Ceremony, The Gay Marriage Plays: Attend the South Florida premiere of this unique production on Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24 in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center of Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Showtimes 7:30 p.m. on June 21 and 22, 7 and 10 p.m. on June 23 and 3 p.m. on June 24. Tickets $35-$45.  Call 954-462-0222 or visit BrowardCenter.org

 

Friday, June 22

 

Networking Social for Black Professionals: Broward’s Black Professionals invites you to network with them, 6-9:30 p.m. at Off the Traxx Restaurant and Lounge, 1595 W. Oakland Park Blvd. in Oakland Park. Admission $7 at the door.

 

Saturday, June 23

 

2nd Annual Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival: Join R&B legend Freddie Jackson and Gospel star Jonathan Butler for a celebration of Historic Overtown’s music and culture, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on N.W. Third Avenue from Ninth to 11th streets. Visit overtownfestival.com


Ongoing:

Personal & Bereavement Support: Set Free Ministries through Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith Church, Inc. offers personal, bereavement  support to all bereaved families, significant others, and friends.  The death can be recent or in the past.  We see it still as a loss.  The church is here for you spiritually, emotionally and in a nonjudgmental manner.  For more information contact Elder George Gibson at 786-488-2108.

 

Registration for McIntyre Institute Summer Term: South Florida’s nationally renowned liturgical dance institute is accepting applicants ages 6 through mature adults for its summer term which begins June 19. Classes range from $100 to $120, depending on age range. Visitmcintyreinstitute.com

 

Saturday Afternoon Matinees: Each Saturday in June at 1 p.m., the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, will showcase such films as Carmen Jones, Hallelujah, The Big Sleep, Emperor Jones and That’s Black Entertainment. Call 954-357-6282.

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