calendar-2_web.jpgFriday, May 9

HBCUs Are My Brother’s Keeper:
Florida Memorial University (FMU) presents ‘Plotting the Path through HBCUs for African American Males’ featuring Dr. Ivory Toldson, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, noon, at the college, in the William Lehman Auditorium, 15800 NW 42 Ave., Miami Gardens. Contact Kareem Coney at

An Afternoon with Jane Allen Petrick: VITA Innovative Hospice Care presents the author of Hidden in Plain Sight: The Other People in Norman Rockwell’s America from 2-3:30 p.m., at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 561-396-3867.

Saturday, May 10

Festival d’Haiti: Miramar Library will present a pre-Haitian Flag Day family celebration at noon, the Miramar Branch Library and Educational Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, South Broward. This free annual cultural event offers a “taste” of all things Haitian: music, dancing, culture, food, fun and Papier Mâché Haitian Flag crafts for kids ages 6 and up. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call Youth Services to register at 954-357-8095. For more information about the event, call 954-357-8090.

Relay for Life of Homestead and Florida City: The American Cancer Society invites you to join hundreds of your neighbors and community partners at noon, Homestead Hospital, 975 Baptist Way. The event will feature a DJ, live music, a beautiful luminary ceremony and much more. Call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit .

College Forum:
High school students will have an opportunity to get valuable insight into the complex admissions process at Ivy League and other top university programs. Featured schools include: Penn, MIT, Princeton and Johns Hopkins Universities. Guests will discover what makes an application competitive for admission, meet directors and assistant directors of the participating admissions staffs and learn about the rigorous academics and financial aid offered at these schools from 10 a.m. to noon, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 245 NE Fourth St., Miami, Room 3210.  Contact Dennis Lindsay at 305-237-0510 or

Monday, May 12

HIV Wellness Study: The Broward County Ryan White Part A Program will host a presentation titled, “Results: HIV Health and Wellness Study for Gay and Bisexual Men,” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. The free presentation will focus on the results from a HIV Health and Wellness study conducted in Broward County to seek further understanding of why, after 30 years into the HIV epidemic, gay and bisexual men still account for the highest number of new infections. If you are interested in services funded by the Ryan White Part A Program, call 954-357-5390 or visit and click RYAN WHITE.

Wednesday, May 14

3rd Annual Fort Lauderdale Transportation Summit:
The City of Fort Lauderdale, in partnership with MetroLAB Collaborative at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), will host a workshop to explore strategic
transportation and mobility solutions aimed at making Fort Lauderdale a pedestrian-friendly, multimodal, fully connected city of tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at FAU’s downtown Fort Lauderdale Campus, 220 SE Second Ave. Call 954-828-4750 or email Sharon Dreesen at

Monthly Jazz on Second Wednesdays:
The Miami Jazz and Film Society invites you to enjoy Alice Day and Friends from 6-9:30 p.m., at The Jazz Lounge in the Olympia Theater Lobby at the Gusman Center, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami. Enjoy a cash bar, food and a band. Day is labeled as one of the best of the jazz vocal tradition with a rhythmically strong, emotionally intense and articulate gospel and jazz background. Call 305-684-4564.

Tri-County Networking Event: In celebration of National Business Week, Mercantil Commercebank invites you to attend a networking event from 6-9 p.m., at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way in Hollywood. Free self-parking available. Visit .

Friday, May 16

18th Annual Redland International Orchid Show: The largest annual orchid show in the United States featuring over 50 booths of educational exhibits and orchid vendors will be held May 16-18 at Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187 Ave., Homestead. The American Orchid Society judged event showcases various types of orchids, plants, and unique supplies for sale, as well as lectures by experts, raffles and international food. Admission is $10 per person and free for children under 12 years old. Doors open at 9 a.m., and close at 5 p.m. Call 305-247-5727.      

From BBQ to Braai National Tour: Bold Flavors of South Africa: On a nationwide tour in select cities across the U.S., Wines of South
Africa has paired with renowned chef Hugo Uys for a culinary collaboration that showcases how traditional braai (“bry”) food compares with America’s smoke-tinged masterpiece BBQ from 7-10 p.m., at the Key West Garden Club, 1100 Atlantic Blvd. Presented by the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens and hosted at the Key West Garden Club the event features select grilled meats, seasonal salads, side dishes and desserts all paired with unique South African wines. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online. Visit

Saturday, May 17

Grand Opening Celebration: The Jessie Trice Community Health Center (JTCHC) is holding a celebration for its new Miami Gardens facility. Join JTCHC from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4692 NW 183 St., for a fun-filled day.Activities will include insurance education, health screenings, children’s games and the opportunity to meet JTCHC staff members, door prizes, music and much more. Visit .

Free Showing of Disney’s ‘Frozen’:
Miami-Dade County Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa, with the support of West Miami Mayor Eduardo Muhiña and the West Miami City Commission, will host a free Movie Night featuring Disney’s Frozen at 8 p.m., Cooper Park, 5751 SW 16 St., West Miami. The event will feature free popcorn and a bounce house for children. Food trucks will arrive at 6 p.m. Families are
encouraged to bring their chairs or blankets so they can sit comfortably during the movie. Call Chairwoman Sosa’s district office at 305-267-6377 or email