Thursday, March 20

nina-simone_web.jpgTribute to Nina Simone:
The Old Dillard Museum invites the public to a special tribute to Nina Simone featuring jazz singer and entertainer Jus Cynthia and Harmonies of Hope at 7 p.m., at the museum, 1009 NW 4th Street in Fort Lauderdale. Admission is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Call 754-322-8828 or visit

FKCC Open House: Florida Keys Community College (FKCC) invites prospective students and their families to open house at 5:30 p.m., at the college, 5901 College Road in Key West. The events are designed to introduce future students to the myriad of academic programs available at the college and to provide guidance with the enrollment process.  The regular $30 application fee will be waived for those who submit an application during one of the events. Prospective students will meet faculty, staff and current students who will provide information about academic and career training programs; financial aid and scholarship opportunities; learning support resources; and student clubs and activities.  Concurrently, family members will participate in a parent forum about guiding and supporting soon-to-be college students. RSVP at 305-809-3271 or . Visit
Key West African & South Beach Cemeteries:
The public is welcome to join museum archaeologist Corey Malcom as he “reveals history” with a multi-media story of the Key West African Cemetery at Higgs Beach and the lesser known South Beach Cemeteries in a free lecture at 6:30 p.m., at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum (MFMM) Courtyard, 200 Greene Street. MFMM has been active in revealing the story of the Key West African Cemetery at Higgs Beach since 2002 and is home to an exhibit that tells its story. Chairs will be provided. Contact Corey Malcom at 305-294-2633 ext. 20.

Saturday, March 22

Free Health Fair in Overtown:
The Jefferson Reaves Sr. Health will host a free community health fair for adults and children from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the center, 1009 NW 5 Avenue in Miami. There will be free testing for blood pressure, blood glucose, pregnancy and
HIV, as well as free dental screenings for children ages 12 and younger. Free fruits and vegetables will also be provided by Farm Share. The Miami Gardens Super Soul Steppers will perform their signature “step line dancing” and attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a 30-minute Zumba fitness class. Educational materials and a list of community resources will also be available. Call 786-466-4006.

Free Health Fair in South Dade: The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department has partnered with the Health Foundation of South Florida (HFSF) to present a free Family Health and Wellness Fair for residents of all ages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Deerwood Bonita Lakes Park Community Center, 14445 SW 122 Ave. in Miami. Activities will include: on-site health screenings (BMI/blood pressure/cholesterol/glucose checks); fun and energizing exercise demonstrations; healthy living resource exhibits/presentations; plus music, entertainment, raffles and other giveaways. Call 305-234-1660 or visit

Sunday, March 23

Motion for the Ocean:
Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU’s) Oceanographic Center, AMIkids and local runners will participate in the second annual fundraiser and community-building 5K run organized and hosted by NSU’s Oceanographic Center Student Government Association (SGA) and student volunteers at 8 a.m., at 8000 North Ocean Drive in Dania Beach. The cost for participation in the race is $20 for early registration or $25 the day of the event. Call Cody or Charles at 954-262-3624 or email

Tuesday, March 25

Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Career Fair:
Broward College will host an engineering and technology career fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at its North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, building 46, room 152. The event is free and open to the public. More than 15 employers and community partners, including Broward Health, Randstad, Broward County Aviation, City of Coconut Creek and others, will be on hand to speak with job seekers. The event will give students and the community the opportunity to participate in on-site interviews, meet with representatives from a mix of local and national companies, and learn more about Broward College’s engineering technology degree and technical certificate programs. Contact Robin Swanson at 954-201-2623 or

Thursday, March 27

The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) will host a reception honoring outstanding community servants in South Florida from 6-9 p.m., at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail in Miami. Honorees include: Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Audrey Edmonson, Betty T. Ferguson, Jane E. Cross and Daniella Levine Cava. Tickets are $20 and $10 for students. Payments can be made at RSVP by March 21 to Roslyn Alic-Batson at 305-375-5658 or email or

Friday, March 28

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Event:
State Rep. Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed presents a last chance enrollment event for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) from 5-9 p.m., at E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd. (NW 3rd Street) in Pompano Beach. Attendees can do free on-the-spot enrollment and light refreshments will be served. Items to bring include: identification, last three months’ pay stubs, statements form all income sources (alimony, child support, SSI, etc.), immigration documents, proof of insurance and your most recent tax return. Call 954-786-4848.

Saturday, March 29

Fancy Nancy Musical:
The beloved children’s book series Fancy Nancy is now a musical and the show comes to South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) at 11 a.m., at the center, 10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay. The award-winning Vital Theatre Company will perform the musical. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 786-573-5300. Free parking is available.


Free Tax Preparation:
Branches and the Miami-Dade County VITA Collaborative are currently preparing free returns for individuals making $52,000 or less. Call 211 to find the VITA site nearest you. Individuals making up to $58,000 may go online and prepare their own returns at