calendar_web.jpgThursday, May 12

Miami Gardens 8th Annual State of the City Address: Join Mayor Shirley Gibson as she speaks from the theme “We Are The Keepers of Our Community” at 10 a.m. at the Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts at Florida Memorial University, 15800 NW 42nd Ave.  For more information or to RSVP, call 305-622-8095 or email

Meet and Greet Supermodel Tyson Beckford: The Embrace Girls Foundation, Inc., will host an exclusive meet and greet affair at 4 p.m. during the organization’s signature Tea Party Social at Crescendo’s Jazz Blues Lounge, 2201 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, featuring cast members from Theo London's award-winning stage play Loving Him Is Killing Me. For more information, email

Friday, May 13

Elegance Monthly Party For a Purpose: Pinnacle Professional Group invites you to join them from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom, 1825 Griffin Rd. in Dania. Tickets are $10 in advance. For more information, visit

Loving Him Is Killing Me Stage Play: Theo London presents the nationally acclaimed hit play at the James L. Knight Center from May 13 to 15 starring Angie Stone, Lenny Williams, NeNe Leakes, Dottie Peoples, Christopher Williams and more. For more information, call 305-835-0321 or 954-445-3779.

Redland International Orchid Show:
Don’t miss the largest annual orchid show in the United States, May 13 to 15, at the Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave. in Homestead. Admission is $10 per person and free for children 12 and under. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. For more information, call 305-247-5727.
Saturday, May 14

A Taste of Gilda’s Kickoff:
Anyone touched by cancer is welcome to come to Gilda’s Club South Florida from 12 to 3 p.m. Guests will sample Gilda’s Club workshops, like yoga, meditation, and jewelry making, learn about available resources, and enjoy a light lunch. For more information, call 954-763-6776 ext 213.

2011 Copita America Tournament: All soccer players are invited to participate in the tournament at Amelia Earhart Park, 401 East 65th St. in Hialeah, May 14 to 15. For more information or to fill out an application, visit

Social Media 101: The Women’s institute presents this informative seminar with expert Maria Pia Celestino from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton in Coconut Grove. Registration is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. For more information, call 305-860-8059 or email

AKA Health Fair: The local chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is hosting a community fair from 10 am to 2pm at Charles Hadley Park, 1301 NW 50 St. in Miami. For more information call 954-232-7946.

Walk A Mile With a Child:
The James Wilson Bridges M.D. Medical Society (JWBMS), will hold the 4th annual Dr. Nelson Adam’s Walk a Mile with a Child in Historic Overtown followed by a health fair from  8 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Registration begins at 7 a.m.  at St. John Baptist Church, 1328 NW 3rd  Ave. in Miami. For more information, contact Cheryl Holder, M.D. at

Sunday, May 15

43rd Annual Pink Tea: The Church of the Open Door invites you to their annual tea under the theme “Coming Home” from 4-6 p.m. at Florida Memorial University, 15800 NW 42nd Ave. For more information, call 305-759-0373.

Girls Summer Camp Registration Ends: Urgent Inc’s YES Camp for Girls is now registering girls ages 6 to 12 until May 15. The camp will be held at University of Miami, 5202 University Dr. in Coral Gables, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 20 to July 29. For more information, contact Shedia Nelson or Emily Hunter at 305-576-3084 or email
Tuesday, May 17

Break the Silence on Breast Cancer: Gilda’s Club will kick off a series of free monthly workshops for women of color from 6 to 8 p.m.  The Women of Color Networking Group will give attendees important information about breast cancer risk factors and provide support for anyone who has been touched by breast cancer. For more information, call 954-763-6776 ext 213.

Wednesday, May 18

Haitian Flag-Raising Ceremony: In commemoration of Haitian Heritage Month, Boynton Beach City Hall and at the Belle Glade City Hall will both raise the Haitian flag to recognize the valuable contributions made by Haitians to the history of the United States and the world. For more information, visit

Thursday, May 19

Food and Wine Tasting: The Miami Gardens Kiwanis Club and Mercedes Benz of Miami have partnered to present the organization’s first annual Taste in the Gardens 7 to 10 p.m. at the new Mercedes Benz of Miami showroom, 1200 NW 167th St. in Miami Gardens. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 305-474-1908 or email

Saturday, May 21

Mosaic Musical Concert: At 3 p.m. the Historic Hampton House Community Trust will sponsor this musical delight at Historic Trinity Cathedral, 464 NE 16th St. in Miami. General Admission is $35.00. The Trust will also honor Commissioner Audrey Edmonson for her efforts to preserve the former motel that housed some of the most notable black figures throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Joy at Work Weekend Seminar: Join the Family and Children Faith Coalition at Crossbridge, 6605 SW 88th St. in Miami, from 7 to 10 p.m. May 20 and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 21 for a seminar that helps you discover the connection between your work and your faith. Registration is $15. For more information, call 786-388-3000 or email

Called 2 Dance Epilogue: The McIntyre Institute will celebrate its 10 year anniversary with a phenomenal dance production featuring gospel singer Kevin Levar of A Heart That Forgives fame at 7:30 p.m., May 21 at downtown Miami’s Gusman Center. For more information or to purchase tickets email


Small Business Mini Boot Camp: The City of Miami Gardens presents a four-day workshop for entrepreneurs, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., May 23 to 26 at 1515 NW 167th St., Building #5 – Conference Room. Admission is free and you must register by May 20. For more information or to register, call 305-831-5692 or email

Fi(gh)t for the Cure: Macy’s and Wacoal  are teaming up to help women not only find their correct size, but to knock out breast cancer, May 19 and 20 in malls across the country. For more information, visit

Registration for MLK Early Childhood School Open:
Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Early Childhood Center is now registering students for the 2011 to 2012 school year. Children must be four years old before September 1, 2011.  Children from all over Miami-Dade County will be accepted, however, transportation will not be provided. Classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. For more information, call 305-836-0928 or stop by the school located at 7124 N.W. 12th Ave., Miami.