calendar_web.jpgThursday, May 26

A Salute to Broward Cities and Towns: The Broward County Historical Commission will host the Broward County Heritage Celebration: A Salute to Our Cities, Towns and Villages, in honor of Historic Preservation Month at 5:30 p.m. at the historic West Side Grade School, 301 Harmon Ave. (S.W. 13th Ave.) in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.broward.org/Library/History.


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 information, 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.

Sunday, May 29

Couleur Cav: At 8 p.m. join Alan Cav, lead singer of the Haitian Band Zin and his father Syto Cav, famous writer, actor, and ambassador for Haitian culture, at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl., for a concert of poetry, music, and stories of the Haitian Community. Tickets are $40. For more information, call 954-602-4500 or visit www.miramarculturalcenter.org.

Friday, June 3


Through the Red Door:
Come view a show with an important focus for schools' anti-bullying campaigns at 8 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for children. For more information, call 954-602-4500 or visit www.miramarculturalcenter.org.

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 at 11 a.m. For more information, call 305-638-5800.

Saturday, June 4

Ole Time Sinting:
Come view the hilarious and moving story of love, conflict and redemption in the tradition of Jamaican
pantomime at 8 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for children. For more information, call 954-602-4500 or visit www.miramarculturalcenter.org.

Voice of a Poet:
At 7:30 p.m. Bles Chavez-Bernstein presents an evening of music and inspiration as she sings romantic arias, art songs, sacred music and contemporary music at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 N.E. 188 St. in Aventura. Tickets are $35. For more information, call 954-462-0222 or visit www.AventuraCenter.org.

Sunday, June 5

SunTrust Jazz Brunch:
Enjoy free music, the Florida sunshine and people coming together from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fort Lauderdale’s scenic Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District. For complete ticket information, call 954-462-0222. 
The BrightStar Credit Union/Sistrunk Annual Gala and Fundraiser: Come and support talented youth at 4 p.m. at the Inverrary Country Club, 3840 Inverrary Blvd. in Lauderhill. Tickets are $70. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Margaret Haynie Birch at 954-593-7413 or Revella Hadleyat 954-471-6323 and visit www.sistrunkfestival.org.

The Second Baila Flamenco Festival: Dance Studio Baila Flamenco, part of Hispanic Flamenco Ballet, will feature more than 60 performers at 3 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 N.E. 188 St. in Aventura. Tickets are $30 with $5 lap tickets available. For more information, call 954-462-0222 or visit www.AventuraCenter.org.

Ongoing:

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. on June 18 at 12905 NE 8th Ave. in North Miami. For more information, visit www.soulmovementcrew.com

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.

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 954-201-887.

Miami Jackson Class of 1981: The Generals of ‘81 will celebrate their 30th class reunion from June 22 to 26. The festivities include a 70s party, class picnic and the prom they never had. The deadline to register is
June 1. Contact Yolanda Conway-Everett at
305-610-3499.

Registration for MLK Early Childhood School Open: Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Early Childhood Center is now registering students for the 2011-2012 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.

Vote Daily for TACOLCY:
Liberty City’s TACOLCY is one of the finalists in 10 cities nationwide competing for a $50,000 grant sponsored by Maxwell House for an extreme center makeover. You may vote once a day from April 13 to June 17 from all of your email addresses by visiting http://bit.ly/max_FL. Tell everyone you know, add it to your Facebook and Twitter Accounts and visit TACOLCY online at www.tacolcy.org.

Volunteer Opportunities:


Usher for the Broward Center for the Performing Arts:
The center will conduct volunteer orientation sessions for new ushers to welcome and seat patrons on Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. The application can be downloaded at www.browardcenter.org or contact the volunteer office 954-468-2684.

The events calendar is published each Thursday. Please send your event to empyrealcommunications@gmail.com by the preceding Friday at 10 a.m.