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Key West Art Garden: Enjoy large outdoor masterpieces made by local artists from recycled materials, meet the artists, enjoy a self-guided tour and enjoy refreshments through July at 5210 College Rd. Call 305-296-1504 or email kwbgs@kwbgs.org

 ‘Memphis’ the musical: Enjoy the Tony award-winning Broadway musical set in the 1950s about breaking color barriers and forbidden love, through May 12 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Visit arshtcenter.org

Friday, May 10

Lifecycle to Womanhood Conference: Learn how to think like a lady, act like a lady and become a real woman during conference workshops and a health fair at the Oakland Park Community Development Center, 420 N.E. 33 St., Oakland Park. Contact 954-822-0749.

Sant La Annual Fundraiser: Help the Haitian Neighborhood Center celebrate community builders and philanthropy, 7:30 p.m. at the University of Miami Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Dr., Coral Gables. Tickets $125 per person, $150 for VIP. RSVP at rosem@santla.org

Saturday, May 11

Dinner and Mixer to Celebrate ABFF: Join Broward’s Black Professionals in celebrating the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) and enjoy live jazz, spoken word, giveaways, film clips and a special presentation from attorney and ABFF expert Irvin Daphnis, 6-9 p.m. at Gigi’s Music Café, 4385 N.W. 88th Ave., Sunrise. $50

Haitian Heritage Month Event: Join the Humanitarian Emergency Response Organization for an afternoon of entertainment featuring music, dancing, arts and crafts, children’s stories, refreshments and more, at noon at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-357-6210.

Expressions:
Join the Black Archives and hostess Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns at 7 p.m. for an evening of spoken word, jazz, neo-soul, open mic, chicken and waffles and a cash bar that celebrates the voices of Phillis Wheatley and Langston Hughes at the Ward Gallery, 249 N.W. 9th St., Overtown. Tickets $10 in advance, $20 at door. Call 305-636-2390.
Sistah to Sistah Connection Women Outreach Forum: Not Easily Broken/Issues of the Heart is the theme of the bi-monthly gathering,10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the El Palacio Sports Hotel and Conference Center, 21485 N.W. 27th Ave., Miami, followed by lunch at Bahamas Breeze. Call 954-430-0544.

Taste of Haiti: Enjoy succulent Haitian cuisine, 4-10 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, 770 N.E. 125th St., North Miami. Call 305-694-2779.

Super Saturday:
Gilda’s Club South Florida hosts for families touched by cancer, to discuss ways to enhance bonds with loved ones. This month’s topic is Strengthening Family Ties with guest Rebecca Hahessy, program director from Deliver the Dream. RSVP to 954-763-6776.

Monday, May 13

City of Miami Gardens 13th Anniversary Celebration:
Join Florida’s largest predominately black city in celebration, 6-8 p.m. at the Lou Rawls Center for Performing Arts at Florida Memorial University, 15800 N.W. 42nd Ave., Miami Gardens. RSVP by May 6 to hmarshall@miamigardens-fl.gov or call 305-622-8095.

Wednesday, May 15

The Legacies of Delray Beach Families: The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum unveils an original exhibit about the African-American farmers, church-builders, police officers, barbers and teachers who were the spine of the community. The exhibit explores the stories of four families — The Edmonds, the Mitchells, the Spells and the Quinces – each of whom contributed special talents and gifts to the city. Opening reception 5:30 p.m. at the museum, 170 N.W. Fifth Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-279-8883 or visit spadymuseum.org
Friday, May 17

I Am Change Youth Townhall: Youth are invited to gain knowledge and wisdom from former CNN Anchor and Award-Winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, while hanging out with local radio personalities Shelby Rushin and Miss Kimmy, 7 p.m. at Broward College’s South Campus Performing and Cultural Arts Theater, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. Call Adrian Freeman at 786-417-1298 or email info@sfyouthsummit.com

Saturday, May 18

Marijuana & Liberty City: A Community Conversation: The Urban League of Greater Miami (ULGM) in collaboration with Concerned African Women invite you to join them as they focus on the debate to legalize marijuana and the consequential effects such a move could have on the local inner city, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 N.W. 22nd Ave., Miami. A working lunch will be included, along with keynote speaker, Calvina Fay, executive director of Drug Free America Foundation and Save Our Society from Drugs (SOS). Call Andrea Walker at 305-696-4450.

PULSE 32nd Annual Convention: Join the People United to Lead the Struggle for Equality as they discuss the theme, Through Continuous Struggles, We Still Overcome, 9 a.m. at Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 5129 N.W. 17th Ave., Miami. Call 305-576-7590.

Ongoing

Michelle Obama Lunchtime Challenge:
First Lady Michelle Obama is challenging America’s most creative junior chefs to put their talents to good use and whip up delicious lunchtime recipes. The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge invites students ages 8-12 and their parents or guardians to create and submit an original lunch recipe that is healthy, affordable and tasty. Fifty-six students and their parents or guardians — one pair from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. territories — will be flown to Washington, D.C., to attend a Kids’ State Dinner at the White House, where a selection of the winning recipes will be served. Recipes may be submitted online through May 12. For complete rules and to enter the challenge, go to recipechallenge.epicurious.com

Feed the Homeless:
S.E.E.K., Inc. will feed the homeless in the City of Overtown every first Saturday of each month from 2-4 p.m. between 14-15 Street and First Avenue. Email seekingempowerment@gmail.com