calendar_web.jpgThursday, Nov. 24

Great Thanksgiving Banquet, Block Party to Feed  Hungry and Homeless: The Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers and 600 volunteers will provide 2,500 traditional Thanksgiving meals for the homeless and hungry of Miami-Dade and Broward County at The Great Thanksgiving Banquet and Outside Block Parties, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Miami Rescue Mission, 2020 NW 1st Ave., Miami, and 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at both Broward Outreach Centers, 2056 Scott St., Hollywood, and 1700 Blount Rd., Pompano Beach. Meals served 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Contact:, or 305-572-2040.

600 Thanksgiving Meals: Everyone is welcome at Harris Chapel United Methodist Church from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to join for fellowship at the church’s Christian Life Center, 2351 NW 26 St., Oakland Park.

Saturday, Nov. 26

Wine and Food Reception: Join the Miami-Dade County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association from 7-10 p.m. at Gallery Art, 20633 Biscayne Boulevard in Aventura, to raise money to buy holiday gifts for the foster kids of Miami-Dade County. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call 305-469-1157 or email

Light Up MLK: Join the second annual free holiday event from 5-8 p.m. at Annie Adderly Gillis Park, 620 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. Enjoy live, local entertainment including musical and dance performances, interactive festivities and tasty holiday treats. Call 954-786-7824 or visit

Wednesday, Nov. 30

2011 Ascension Awards Program: “Celebrating the Best in Black Business,” 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, sponsored by the Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County. Visit or call 561-833-1570.

Men’s Conference: St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 900 N. Seacrest Blvd. in Boynton Beach, holds its 6th Annual series Nov. 30 through Dec. 3 under the theme “Equipping for Battle.” Call 561-732-2377.

Friday, Dec. 2

Tuscan Wine Dinner: Come to Morton’s The Steakhouse, 777 South Flagler Dr. in West Palm Beach, for a four-course dinner with special guests and delicious wines at 6:30 p.m. $150 per person. Visit or call 561-835-9664.

Poetry Festival: Please encourage your students to enter a poem by Dec. 2 in the Palm Beach Poetry Festival’s Seventh Annual High School Poetry Contest, and to attend the  educational events at the festival Jan. 17-22. Contact:, or 954-729-8007.

The Art of Healthy Eating: Frantz Delva will speak on his book, 2 p.m. at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Contact: 954-357-6282.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Unmasking Business Success Gala: Join the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce along with legendary entertainer Doug E. Fresh and Mistress of Ceremony Tracy Wilson Mourning for this black tie affair at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Miami Hyatt, 400 SE 2nd Ave. Tickets are $150 per person. Visit

Book Fair: The Friends of Tamarac Branch Library will hold their annual event, 4 p.m. at Tamarac Branch Library, 8701 W. Commercial Blvd. in Tamarac. Email

Community Safety Fair: Exhibitors and vendors are invited to participate in a community safety fair at Lake Ida Park, 1455 Lake Ida Road in Delray Beach. Call 954-249-2831, 561-285-7523 or 561-441-1151.

Washingtonians Class of ’65: Come out and party at the 3rd Annual Holiday Extravaganza “Luau Ball,” 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Grand Parisien Ballroom, 755 E. 9th Street, Hialeah. Admission $30. Contact: 305-205-7115 or 305-586-2135.

33rd Annual White Rose Luncheon: Join the West Palm Beach Chapter of The Links, Incorporated to benefit scholarships for Palm Beach County students and community programming, 11:15 a.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, 100 South Ocean Boulevard in Manapalan. Tickets are $75 per person. Call 561-655-9279 or visit

NO SHELLS: Stage play aims to inspire women to make a positive impact on society and the world, 7 p.m. at the Joseph Caleb Auditorium, 5400 NW 22nd Ave, Miami. Contact: 678-910-1937.

Sunday, Dec. 4

Community Fest 2011: The South Florida Islamic Community and the Urban League of Broward County host fun for the entire family, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill. Contact: or 305-707-1749.

Monday, Dec. 5

Silver Palm Awards: South Florida's “other” theater awards will be presented during the Theater League’s holiday party, 7:30-10 p.m. at Bimini Boatyard, 1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. League members free, nonmembers $25. Contact: 954-557-0778.

Thursday, Dec. 8

Holiday Concert: Featuring Dillard High School Chorus, 6 p.m. at Old Dillard Museum, 1009 NW 4th St., Fort Lauderdale. RSVP 754-322-8828.


Registration for McIntyre Institute: Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the liturgical dance giant’s Spring 2012 term. Application fees are $5 for returning students and $10 for new students. Visit

Liberty City Farmer’s Market at TACOLCY: Come out for fresh fruits, veggies and other organic yummies from 12-6 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday to TACOLCY, 6161 NW 9th Ave. in Miami. Call 305-751-1295.