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Thursday, May 19

Brown Bag Historical Lunch: The Broward County Historical Commission, located at the historic West Side Grade School, 301 Harmon (S.W. 13th) Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, will host its May Brown Bag Historical Lunch Program beginning at 12 noon. For more information, call Helen Landers at 954-357-5514 or hlanders@broward.org.


Friday, May 20

3rd Annual Spin-A-Thon: Kids In Distress of Broward and Palm Beach County will host the 3rd annual Spin-A-Thon, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Esplanade Park, 400 SW 2nd St. in Fort Lauderdale. Registration is $300 per team for bikes, with an additional pledge to raise $2,000. For more information visit www.walkforkid.org or email LeaKuhry@Kidinc.org.

Florida Emancipation Day Celebration: At 6 p.m., the Old Dillard Museum, 1009 NW 4th St. in Fort Lauderdale, will honor the abolition of slavery in Florida, local black veterans and Haitian Heritage Month. For more information or to RSVP, call 754-322-8828.

Splash to Recovery:
Come to the 4th Annual Splash to Recovery event from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20, at Calypso Bay Waterpark, 151 Lamstein Lane in Royal Palm Beach. Splash to Recovery is an alcohol-free, substance abuse and mental health resource event with water activities, children's games, food, and exhibitors of services and resources to aid families. Admission is free. For more information, call 561-650-6860.

Saturday, May 21

The New Haitian State Book Talk at AARLCC: From 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Montfort Alexis, a former Haitian news reporter and current Family Services advocate will talk about his book, “The New Haitian State: Modernizing the Public Administration toward Good Governance” at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-625-2810.

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 event 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, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali. For more information, contact 305-638-5800.

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 events@fcfcfl.org.

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 p.m., May 21 at downtown Miami’s Gusman Center. For more information or to purchase tickets email mcin2000@aol.com.

Small Business Mini Boot Camp: The City of Miami Gardens presents a four-day workshop for entrepreneurs, from 6 to7:30 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 info@yolandaenglish.com.

Calling All Creative People: Broward County's Port Everglades is inviting volunteers of all ages and talents to test their creativity and painting skills from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 21  in a community service project to transform recycled petroleum drums into decorative trash and recycling bins that will be used throughout the Port. For more information, log-on to www.volunteerbroward.org or contact Port Everglades Corporate & Community Relations at 954-468-3509.

Sunday, May 22

Magic City Jazz with Alice Day: From 4 to 7 p.m. the Sunshine Jazz Organization in Collaboration with Miami Dade Parks present this musical event at the Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 NW 22nd Ave. in Miami. Admission is $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Group rates are available. For more information or to RSVP, call 305-303-6649.

Wednesday, May 25

Broward Fitness and Nutrition Task Force Meeting: Join the group from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Broward County Health Department’s Fort Lauderdale Health Center (Second Floor Auditorium), 2421 SW 6th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, contact Marco Meneses, Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator at 954-213-0703.

MDCPS Honors Outstanding Employees: At 6 p.m., the Miami Dade County Public School System will award prizes to top employees at the 7th Annual EDDIES Awards at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail. RSVP by Friday, May 13, to Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Office of Community Engagement, 1450 N.E. 2nd Ave., Room 776 in Miami, or Work Location 9619.  Tickets are $55 each.

Saturday, May 28

A Day of Service to VETS: The South Florida Veterans Services will host this important event from 10 a.m. to noon at the Culmer Center in Overtown, 1600 N.W. 3rd Ave. Enjoy free food, become a registered vet and learn about job opportunities. For more info, contact Brandyss Howard 407-383-5542 or email brandyss@msn.com.

Motivational Author at AARLCC: At 2:30 p.m., the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, will host entrepreneur and author Nina Hart who will share the stories of her struggles as a single mother with six children, and how she “climbed to the top of the corporate ladder.” For more information, call 954-625-2810.

Ongoing:

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., June 13. For more information, call 954-201-8870.

HIV/AIDS Training Class: Broward County Health Department is offering a four hour HIV/AIDS 101 training class, May 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Fort Lauderdale Health Center, 2421 SW 6th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.

Energy and Environmental Design Leadership Training:
The South Florida Workforce Investment Board and Miami Dade College are offering local businesses training for their employees in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The training will be offered from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., May 18 and 19 at Opa-locka City Hall, 780 Fisherman St., Suite 220 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 25 and 26 at Miami Dade College North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., Building 300. Pre-registration is required at http://www.southfloridaworkforce.com/w/GreenProject.html or call Business Services at 305-594-7615 ext. 407.

Street Naming Ceremony: The public is invited to attend the Street Naming Ceremony of Dr. Henry C. McDowell Way at the Church of the Open Door, Congregational, United Church of Christ, 6001 NW 8th Ave. in Miami, Friday, June 3,  at 11 a.m. For more information, call 305-638-5800.

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 cities across the country. For more information, visit www.macys.com.

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