calendar_web.jpgThursday, June 7

Metastatic Cancer Event: Join the Gilda’s Club of South Florida from 6-8 p.m. to understand recurrence of the disease at 119 Rose Drive in Fort Lauderdale. Admission is free and light dinner will be provided. RSVP with Betsy at 954-763-6776 or

Prophetic Voices Gathering: Pico United Florida Clergy will gather at Gould’s Park, 21805 S.W. 114th Ave., 10-11:30 a.m. Call 786-493-8342 or 407-520-8714. All Clergy are invited.

Saturday, June 9

Family Summer Kick-Off: The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade and the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe are partnering to host a free day of fun for the entire family, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo Center, 10901 S.W. 24th St., Miami. Call 305-597-3666 or visit

Pompey Park Pool Water Safety: Aquatic skills lessons, part of Fire Rescue’s Keep Our Kids Safe Around Water campaign, 1101 N.W. Second St., Delray Beach. Call 561-243-7358 or visit

Imani Book Club Discussion: Join the group and several South Florida authors, 1-3 p.m. at the Dania Beach Library, 1 Park Ave. E. in Dania Beach. Contact 954-357-7073 or visit

Leonard Pitts Book Reading: The Pulitzer Prize winning columnist reads from his novel Freeman, 8 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Freeman tells the story of a man who after the Civil War returns to the South to find his wife, the mother of his only child, whom he left behind 15 years earlier on the Mississippi farm to which they belonged. Free and open to the public. Visit

You Can’t Stop The Beat: A year of hard work and dedication come to a close during Meg Segreto Dance Centre’s annual recital featuring young stars ages five to 14 dancing to classic ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and more, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 N.E. Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $26.50. Visit

National Marina Day: Visit Hollywood Marina, 700 Polk St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to enjoy presentations by the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, I.G.F.A., Gulf Stream Sailing, F.W.C., Hollywood Police, STAR Center, IPS 911 and Vans Marine. Rock climbing and dog baths available for a donation. Event is free. Call 954-921-3035.

Feel the Force: Hurricane and Other Hazards: The Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami, has joined forces with the International Hurricane Research Center and Miami-Dade County Emergency Management Department to deliver a full day of activities and informative speakers on how to be prepared for extreme weather, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission free. Visit

Monday, June 11

Monthly Songwriters Showcase: The Broward Center for the Performing Arts in the Abdo New River Room hosts open mike at 7:30 p.m. and featured songwriters at 9 p.m. Items from A1A Guitars & Art will be given away. Admission $10, payable at the door only. Email

Tuesday, June 12

How to do Business with Broward County: The City of Hollywood will host a free workshop at 6 p.m. on how to do business with Broward County, Broward Health and others, facilitated by Jeff Smith, Office of Economic and Small Business Development, and LaRae P. Floyd from Broward Health, at the Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Contact Vielka Quintero at 954-921-3388 or email

Saturday, June 16

Colors of the Caribbean: Haitian Artist Roland Rojmeck Mecklembourg will have his work on display during the month of June in celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month at the ArtsPark Art Gallery. The display begins at 4 p.m. and the VIP reception will be at 6 p.m. at the gallery.

Big Truck Days: The Miami Science Museum is celebrating Father’s Day weekend with kids’ activities, raffles, giveaways 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

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 and Sunday, June 16 & 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is located at 24801 S.W. 187 Ave., Homestead. Call 305-247-5727.

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.

Lion County Safari:
Drive past park animals, enjoy petting zoo, rides and other attractions, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily, 2003 Lion County Rd., Loxahatchee, call 561-793-1084.

Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp: Registration is now taking place for boys and girls ages 5-15 for the 2012 Summer Program, which will be held at four different locations: the Kendall Club, Northwest Club, South Beach Club and Hank Kline Club. For more information, call Miami-Dade’s Administrative Office at 305-446-9910.

Compiled by Isheka N. Harrison Special to South Florida Times