Thursday, March 14
Selwyn Crawford at MDC: The veteran Dallas Morning News journalist will be featured in the Miami Dade College Journalism Speaker Series, 12 p.m. at the college’s Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Room 7128, Miami. Call Manolo Barco at 305-237-3477.
Business Breakfast Series: The Miami Dade County’s Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) Economic Development Action Committee presents special guest speaker Howard Brown, community development director for the city of Opa-locka, 7:30 a.m. at Romo’s Restaurant, 13300 N.W. 42nd Ave., Opa-Locka. Call 305-375-5661, ext. 93472.
Miami-Dade County Youth Fair: You can be there at the fair with free admission on opening day and a $15 express access pass if you purchase tickets in advance. The Youth Fair is located on Coral Way (Southwest 24th Street) at 112th Ave. Gates open on weekdays at 3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 12 p.m. and at 12 p.m. during Spring Break, and takes place March 22–29. For more information visit fairexpo.com or call 305-223-7060.
28th Annual Business Expo: The Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council presents its premier activity that draws business leaders and corporations from across the state and around the country, March 14-15 at the Broward Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. For more information visit sfmsdc.org or contact 305-762-6151.
Trio Day: Join Palm Beach State College and guest speaker Angela Coleman as they showcase the positive impact of federally funded college opportunity programs on the lives of individuals, 10 a.m. at the MLK Plaza on the Lake Worth Campus. Call 561-868-3332 or visit palmbeachstate.edu/outreachtrio
Friday, March 15
The Amen Corner: The African American Performing Arts Community Theatre, Inc. presents the James Baldwin classic through Sunday, March 17 at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 N.W. 22nd Ave., in Miami’s Liberty City. Admission $20, discount rates are available, parking free. Call 305-456-0287 or visit aapact.com
O DANCE’s RnJ: A contemporary modern dance interpretation of the classic Romeo and Juliet comes to South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 S.W. 211 St., Cutler Bay, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 16 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance and $25 day of the show. Free parking available. Visit smdcac.org or call 786-573-5300.
Saturday, March 16
3rd Annual Liberty City Health Fair: Tacolcy, in partnership with the University of Miami DOCS program presents this free fair, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the center, 6161 N.W. Ninth Ave., Miami. Vital screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, pap smears, breast exams, male exams, children’s health evaluations, HIV/AIDS testing, ways to stop smoking and more will be given on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. There will also be massages given onsite, entertainment and a kid’s corner complete with a bounce house, face painting and arts and crafts. For accurate results, participants are asked not to eat eight hours before they are screened. Call 305-751-1295 ext. 139.
Feverish Pops Grand Opening Celebration: Miami’s first gourmet popsicle shop hosts a day of games, prizes and samples, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at The Shops at Midtown, 3252 Buena Vista Ave., #120, Miami. Call 305-482-1832.
Donating Smiles Charity Dental Mission: The one-day event offers free preventive services including dental cleaning, exams, X-rays, filings and simple extractions to low-income Opa-locka families with children needing dental care, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Doral Park Dental Center, 9757 N.W. 41st St., Doral. For children ages 3-14, in low-income families, only; prior appointment required. Call 305-477-5299.
STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium: The Miami Dade College North Campus hosts the inaugural Life Sciences South Florida (LSSF) STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium this month showcasing the work of South Florida’s undergraduate students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at the Science Complex, 11380 N.W. 27th Ave., Bldg. A, Miami. Call Dr. Heather Belmont at 305-237-1757.
2013 Nat Moore Florida Golf Classic Celebrity Weekend: The fun-filled events through March 18 including a Celebrity Party at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and a Golf Tournament on the Blue Monster at Doral Golf Resort & Spa. Proceeds benefit the Nat Moore Foundation, which provides educational scholarships to South Florida’s graduating high school students and support to nonprofits serving children and youth. Call 305-770-0995 or visit natmoorefoundation.net
3rd Annual Women History Month Celebration: With the theme Women are the Main Pillars of Society, the Haitian-American Solidarity Center-PBC will honor five women – Sheila Acevedo, Connie Berry, Dr. Glenda Garrett, Marcelle Chery and Monique St. Louis – with the Human Progress Award, 5 p.m. at St. John Fisher, 4001 North Shore Drive, West Palm Beach. Call Enide Salomon at 561-291-1980.
Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities: The nation’s largest annual, free-event is open to all people with physical and/or intellectual challenges, their caregivers and families, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Spanish River Park on A1A in Boca Raton. Visit boatingbeachbash.com or call 561-715-2622.
Jazz in the Gardens: Charlie Wilson, New Edition, Earth Wind & Fire, Najee, Rachelle Ferrell, Neyo, Monica, Mary Mary and more headline one of the most anticipated music festival events in the country, kicking off on Saturday, March 16 through March 17 at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 N.W. 199th St., Miami Gardens. Visit jazzinthegardens.com
Tuesday, March 19
Basics of Proposal Writing Webinar: The Miami-Dade Public Library System free webinar focuses on key components of writing a proposal to a foundation or corporation and answers questions that first-timers often have about the process of applying for a grant, 1 – 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 101 W. Flagler Street, Miami. Call 305-375-2665 or visit mdpls.org
Big Read Kickoff: The Miami-Dade Public Library System presents author, actor, filmmaker and decorated U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer Benjamin Busch, star of the HBO series The Wire, who has written a meditation on life and loss, Dust to Dust: A Memoir, 6:30 p.m. at the Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd St., Miami Beach. Visit mdpls.org
*Pictured above is Selwyn Crawford.