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Thursday, June 16

Town Hall Meeting: Florida Representative Cynthia Stafford from District 109 will host a town hall meeting for the community at 7 p.m. at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave. in Miami. For more information, call 305-571-2100.

Fearless Caregivers Conference:
All family caregivers are invited to attend a free support session from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek, 555 NW 62nd St. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 1-877-829-2734 or visit

National Dump the Pump Day: Broward County Transit will join with other transit agencies in South Florida and nationwide to participate in the sixth annual day to encourage the public to save money on gasoline by riding public transportation instead of driving a car. For more information or to plan your trip, call 954-357-8400 or visit

Friday, June 17

Howard Davis Jr.'s Fight Time Promotions: MMA is back at War Memorial Auditorium, 800 N.E. 8 St. in Fort Lauderdale, with Fight Time 5: Total Destruction, a rematch between fighters Caleb Archer and Aaron Cerda, at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at the WMA Box Office and Ticketmaster. $5 discount available for military and veterans. For more information, visit

Saturday, June 18

Links 25-Year Anniversary:
The Dade County Chapter will celebrate 25 years of service with a gala filled with glitz, glamour, and grandeur at the world renowned InterContinental Miami Hotel, 100 Chopin Plaza. The celebration begins at 7 p.m. For ticket information, call 305-613-5193.

Destinations: A Journey Through Dance: Miami Dancity Studios presents two spectacular shows at 1 and 7 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl. Tickets range from $30 to $50. For more information, call 954-602-4500 or visit

Sunday, June 19

Real Men Cook Miami: Come and celebrate the men who’ve stepped up to the plate in your lives with great food, entertainment and raffled prizes from noon to 6 p.m. on June 19 (Fathers Day) at TACOLCY Center, 6161 NW 9 Ave. in Miami. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for kids 12 and under. For more information, contact Akua Scott at 305-751-1295 ext. 134.

Father’s Day Barbecue Brunch: Treat your favorite guy to a relaxing day amid the luxurious gardens at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Barbeque is $35 for adults, half-price for children 5 to 12 and free for children under 5, plus 18 percent service charge and 7 percent Florida sales tax. For more information or to make reservations, call 305-256-8399.

A Juneteenth Celebration of Arts and Culture:
Attend this performance and fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Broward Historical Commission, 301 South Harmon Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 305-999-1268.

Monday, June 20

Mission Possible: Tom Joyner's Secrets to a Profitable Business: The third installment of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 business empowerment series will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Jungle Island’s Treetop Ballroom, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail in Miami. Admission is $ 25 for chamber members and $50 for non-members. For more information and to RSVP, call 305-751-8648 or visit

Wednesday, June 22

GroveHouse Artists Exhibit: The GroveHouse Artists exhibit opening will be held at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave. in Miami. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Purchasing Used Vehicles Workshop:
The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale presents the “Ins and Outs of Buying a Used Vehicle” to help you avoid the lemons and pay the right price from 6 to 7:45 p.m. For more information, call 954-625-2800.

Miami Jackson Class of 1981:
The Generals of ‘81 will celebrate their 30th class reunion from June 22 to 26. The festivities include a 70s party, class picnic and the prom they never had. Contact Yolanda Conway-Everett at 305-610-3499.

Thursday, June 23

Hurricane Season 2011:
Come to the Broward County Emergency Operations Center for a special workshop. For more information, call the Broward County Office of Public Communications at 954-357-6990. Send your RSVP to by Monday, June 20.

Friday, June 24

Carlos Varela and His Band: The lively group will return to South Florida at 8 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl. Tickets range from $34 to $68. For more information, call 954-602-4500 or visit

Saturday, June 25

Micro Credit Workshop & Business Plan Clinic:
Broward Cultural Division and the South Florida Regional Planning Council will offer an informational clinic and workshop to assist applicants for the Artist Micro Credit Program from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, contact James Shermer at 954-357-7502.

Cabaret Concert Series:
The Deering Estate at  Cutler, 16701 SW 77th Ave., kicks off eclectic and world music artists in the intimate setting of the historic Stone House Ballroom with bassist Kirk Green. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. and the main gate opens at 7 p.m. Single tickets are $20 or $55 for the three-concert series. To purchase tickets, call 305-235-1668 ext. 233.


Words Not Weapons: The June 18 Poetry Slam sponsored by the Palm Beach Association of Black Journalists has been cancelled. Please contact Kyoto Walker for more information 561-389-2902

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