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Thursday, June 9

Free Vision Screenings: The Miami-Dade Public Library System and Davis Vision’s Focus on America program will be offering free vision care for children ages 5 to 17, June 9 to 11 at four convenient branch locations. For more information on times and venues, call 305-751-8687. For information about Davis Vision’s Focus on America project  email

Camp Kappawanna: City Theatre is joining with Grammy-Nominated singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb to present the hit rock musical Camp Kappawanna June 9 to 12 in the Rinker Playhouse at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. For more information on show times and tickets, call 561-832-7469.

Friday, June 10

Miami Heart Gallery 2011 Exhibition Launch: 
Come join The Children’s Trust to view amazing portraits of children in Miami Dade’s Foster System who are up for adoption from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 285 Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables. For more information, visit

Saturday, June 11

Two Uber Speakers for the Price of One:
Take your networking skills to another level with visionary extraordinaire, Johnny Regan, founder of Vision Movement. Regan promises to teach you the power of networking in just one workshop. Also in attendance will be Dr. Waibel, a board certified dermatologist and clinical voluntary professor at University of Miami. The event, presented by The Women’s Institute, begins at 10 a.m. and costs $35 in advance, $40 at the door (includes continental breakfast) at the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 S.W. 27 Ave. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Lorna Owens at 305-860-8059.

Monday, June 13

Adult Summer Reading Program: South Regional Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd. in Pembroke Pines, will host an adult summer reading program entitled “Novel Destinations.”  Kick-off is at 3 p.m. For more information, call 954-201-8870.

Thursday, June 16

Fearless Caregivers Conference: All family caregivers are invited to come out for 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 with Fight Time 5: Total Destruction, a rematch between fighters Caleb Archer and Aaron Cerda, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now 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

Urban Gospel Fest: Join Oasis Church Miami for a free event that’s like the Essence Music Festival combined with Miami Carnival and a big tent revival from 1 p.m.  to 9 p.m. at 12905 NE 8th Ave. in North Miami. For more information, visit

Sunday, June 19

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.

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.

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