Thursday, June 6
Expressions: Fourth Annual Caribbean-American Exhibition: Celebrate National Caribbean American Heritage Month, enjoy great cultural entertainment and promote your products and services, 5 – 9 p.m. at the Inverrary Vacation Resort, 3501 Inverrary Blvd., Lauderhill. Call 954-292-6848 or 954-435-4717.
Evening of Jazz: St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church features Copeland Davis & Co., Avery Sommers, Jerry & John Evans and more, 7 p.m. at the church, 1063 Haverhill Rd. Admission $45.
Heritage Festival 2013: The fourth annual event features activities and games, cultural display, Jamaican & American cuisine, and special guest artist Sonya Perrin-Dixon, 4 -10 p.m. on the grounds of Parkway Baptist Church, 18000 N.W. 18th Ave., Miami Gardens. Meal & concert $20 for adults, $10 for children under 12; snacks and goodies available. Call 305-621-8491.
Distinguished Young Leader Awards: Join the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Local 10 anchor Calvin Hughes at a strolling supper reception and awards program, 6 p.m. at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-357-6282.
Racism in Cuba Discussion: Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Arts and Philosophy Department, in collaboration with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives, hosts in Spanish, 7:30 p.m. at the Wolfson Campus in Room 7128, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Miami. Visit mdc.edu
Black Business Plan Writing Contest: Win cash prizes and the opportunity to present ideas to South Florida area investors, small business owners and venture capitalists. This year’s winners will be announced in July at the National Black Chamber of Commerce Convention in West Palm Beach. Entries being received through June 30. Visit accessfloridafinance.com
Khepera Study Group: Featured book Introduction to African Civilizations by John G. Jackson, 2 p.m. at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-357-5950.
Friday, June 7
First Fridays: South Florida’s premier monthly party and social event presents The Party Zone with Gavin T and Mark Swaby and The Island Lounge with Dutty Dex, 10 p.m. at Grand Palms Resort, 110 Grand Palms Dr., Pembroke Pines. Visit firstfridaysweb.com
Fourth Annual Key West Bacchanalia: Enjoy food and wine with a twist as celebrity chefs face off in a culinary competition, to benefit the Darryl Gwinn Foundation. Call 305-766-3356 or email email@example.com
Dorothy Baker Golf Classic: Learn the game and why it’s so important in the business world at the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional Network’s Beginner’s Golf Clinic, 9 a.m. Registration $60. Visit m-dcc.org
Saturday, June 8
Historic Hampton House Luncheon: 10th annual fundraiser, honoring homegrown achievers Clifford Thomas, Roniece Williams Deaver and Harold “Skip” Williams, noon at the Church of the Open Door, 6001 N.W. Eighth Ave., Miami. Donation $50. To RSVP or other information call 305-638-5800.
Summer Reading Kick-Off: The Miami-Dade Public Library System kicks off Summer Reading 2013, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Homestead Branch Library, 700 N. Homestead Blvd. Free event, everyone invited, featuring food trucks, crafts, magician, caricature artist and Miami Dolphins cheerleaders. Visit mdpls.org or call 305-375-5180.
Florida Beach Volleyball: Pro-Motions Sports Marketing, Inc. presents a fun weekend through Sunday on Hollywood Beach, Michigan Street to Harrison Street. Call Gino at 954-224-5739.
Retirement Party: Help Dorothy Taylor Williams celebrate her retirement from the Palm Beach School District, 10 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 4431 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Cost $22. Call 561-317-1254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Women in Politics Network Miami Launch: Join a nonpartisan grassroots movement with the mission of engaging all Women in Politics, 11:30 a.m. at City Hall Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Email email@example.com
Wednesday, June 12
League of Women Voters 2013 Annual Meeting: Attend the next informative session, 5:45 p.m. at the Coral Gables Country Club, 997 N. Greenway Dr., Coral Gables. Call 305-666-0186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, June 14
Do Right Dads Conference: Calling all fathers through June 16 for powerful workshops, a celebrity fatherhood luncheon panel, an empowerment expo, health screenings, book signings, a pink-and-black ball and more. Call 786-299-2792.
Saturday, June 15
Pillars Awards: Miami-Dade County’s Black Advisory Board presents their signature event including the Young Pillars Scholarship Presentation, Silent Auction and Brunch, 11:30 a.m. at the Courtyard Miami, 2649 South Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. Cost $40. Call 305-375-4606.
‘Krosses’ presented by Sunshine Theatre Company: For Father’s Day weekend, Keith ‘Shebada’ Ramsey in Michael Denton’s hit comedy, the hottest play out of Jamaica, 8 p.m. at Flanagan High School, 12800 Taft St., Pembroke Pines; also Sunday, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs. Tickets $45 – $50, $5 more at the door. Call 786-237-5493.
Green and Black Affair: Women come in green and men come in black to this fun fundraiser with music by Stone Love, Renaissance, Supa Sound and Daddy Al (Road Block), 10 p.m. at KARU, 1000 SR 84, Fort Lauderdale. Proceeds benefit the Calabar High School football program.
Palm Beach Carnival: The sixth annual West Indian and Caribbean Heritage festival parade starts at 1 p.m. and concerts 6 p.m. sharp at Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 12551 Glades Rd., Boca Raton. Advance tickets $15, children under 12 free. Buy tickets or find ticket outlets at palmbeachcarnival.com; call 561-201-0611 or 561-309-0620.
Priscilla Taylor Coffee Talk: Call toll-free at 1-877-960-9960 and join the Palm Beach County commissioner from 8 – 9 a.m. Sunday mornings on 95.9 FM, 960 AM and 106.9 FM.
YMCA Camps: Experience 10 weeks of summer adventure at more than 100 YMCA locations throughout Broward County for ages 3 through teens. Visit ymcabroward.org