calendar-blue_web.jpgThursday, Nov. 7

Manuel Scott in Liberty City: Join the motivational speaker and original freedom writer from 9-10 a.m., at Charles R. Drew Middle School, 1801 N.W. 60 St. and from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Miami Northwestern Senior High, 1100 N.W. 71 St., Miami. Call 305-636-2227.

Business Export Seminar: Enterprise Florida is partnering with the office of Mayor Thomas A. Masters to offer a free seminar called Opportunities in International Trade on the business of exporting goods and services from Florida to around the world from 2-4 p.m., in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 600 W. Blue Heron Blvd., Riviera Beach.  Call 561-845-4181 or email

Friday, Nov. 8

Testing Tips for Educators: Join Dr. Janice Scott Cover, a Palm Beach County educator, consultant, and professional speaker, as she launches her new book, 7 INSIDER SECRETS: Transform Your Low-Performing Elementary School and Score an A in Record Time at Wine Dive,319 Clematis St., West Palm Beach.

Golden Veteran’s Parade:
Join the 50th Anniversary of South Florida’s welcome back celebration for
Vietnam veterans and salute to Bay of Pigs and all veterans overall at noon in downtown Miami. Gather in front of Bayfront Park for a free concert with Willy Chirino, 13th Army Band and Grand Funk Railroad. Call Jose 305-599-1200.

Saturday, Nov. 9

Adoption Fair & Summit: In Honor of National Adoption Month, Miami-Dade County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association will host an Adoption Fair and Summit from 11 a.m-1:30 p.m., at Citrus Mental Health, 4125 W. 20 Ave., Hialeah. Prospective adoptive parents as well as foster parents can acquire information on how and what to do in order to give a child a permanent or temporary home. There will be agencies representing Charlee, Center for Family Enrichment, Citrus Mental Health, Children’s Home Society and more. RSVP at 305-474-0078.

Women’s Outreach Forum: Sistah to Sistah Connection presents its signature monthly meeting entitled Just Because I am a Woman at 10 a.m., at El Palacio Sports Hotel and Conference Center in the Manatee Room, 21485 N.W. 27 Ave., Miami Gardens. Afterwards, Adult ladies only are invited to fellowship for lunch at Bahamas Breeze or Red Lobster. Call evangelist Gigi Rolle-Holloway at 954-430-0544.

Free State Park Entrance for Veterans: The National Park Service is honoring all military veterans with special events and free entrance to all 401 national parks for everyone during the Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9-11, including Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park.

John Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic:
Come enjoy family friendly fun and a delicious assortment of food at noon at Amelia Earhart Park, 401 E. 65 St., Hialeah. Parking is $10.
UHI Community Care Clinic Gala: Have a great time at 6:30 p.m., at Mehfil Restaurant, 8580 N.W. 44 St, Lauderhill. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children over the age of five. Contact Khalid Mirza at 305-904-0074. Visit

Sunday, Nov. 10

Scholarship Fundraising Dinner:
Dress to impress at McVIS Inc.’s An Evening of Elegance: A College Scholarship, Fund Raising Dinner at 4 p.m., at the Sheraton Suite Plantation, 311 N. University Dr., Plantation. The keynote speaker is Lillian Lincoln Lambert, a successful entrepreneur and the first African-American woman to earn a Harvard MBA. There also will be singing performances by The Virtues and Sherell Rosegreen, a silent auction, raffles, door prize and more. Tickets are $80 or $750 for a table of 10. Purchase at Rainbow Variety Store, 4124 N.W. 21 St., Lauderhill. Call 954-733-6580 or 754-223-2410.

Monday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day with Award-Winning Soldier-Poet Brian Turner:
The Palm Beach Poetry Festival invites the public to enjoy a day of events with Turner including: The Soldier’s Rucksack, a generative workshop during which up to 20 participants will get a chance to study common and uncommon craft techniques often employed by writers of war literature from 3-4:30 p.m. The fee is $25 per person and free for veterans. To RSVP, register with Blaise Allen at Then return for a screening of the award-winning documentary, Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, from 7-8:30 p.m. Visit

Concert for Veterans: The Wellington High School Band will present a concert entitled A Salute to Veterans at 7 p.m., featuring the Wellington High School Wind Ensemble and guest saxophone soloist Paul Magersuppe in the Wellington High School Theater, 2101 Greenview Shores Blvd., Wellington. Refreshments will be served and admission is free. Contact Mary Oser at

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Veteran’s Appreciation Day: Broward College’s Central Campus will pay tribute to veterans during a Veteran’s Appreciation Day event, from 11 a.m.
–2 p.m., at Building 17, Library Circle, 3501 S.W. Davie Rd., Davie. The event will also offer up information about various branches of the military, veteran’s benefits, and available services offered at the college and in the community. For more information, contact the Student Life Department at 954-201-6263.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Second Annual Key West Film Festival:
Showcasing films that exhibit excellence in storytelling, the festival’s lineup is to feature screenings and special events hosted at landmark venues throughout Key West, including the Tropic Cinema and San Carlos Institute. The four-day program is to include several films from multiple genres and categories as well as social events with filmmakers, actors and film lovers. Call

Thursday, Nov. 14

Light Up Lauderdale: Join Mayor Jack Seiler as he flips the switch to kick-off this year’s 10-week festive celebration during the fifth year of this free family holiday spectacular showcasing the dazzling display of lights and decorations along the Riverwalk at 6:30 p.m. in Esplanade Park. Enjoy a special performance of holiday musical selections by the Girls Choir of South Florida, sleigh rides around the park, face paintings, and a special visit by Santa.

Friday, Nov. 15

Young at Art 8th Annual Recycled Fashion Show: Young At Art Museum will host Superheroes: Restyled! featuring music; hors d’oeuvres and libations by Whole Foods Market Plantation and Pembroke Pines; a martini bar by Blue Martini; a swag bar; a “Gently Loved” Recycled Designer Handbag silent auction; “up-cycled” décor by IKEA Sunrise and one-of-a-kind, edgy clothing designs showcased by teen models during a supercharged New York-style runway show at 7 p.m. at the museum, 751 S.W. 121 Ave., Davie. The show challenges young teen designers to pay homage through original, chic couture to superheroes from the golden age of comic books who helped to shape the values of an entire generation. Tickets are $35 and proceeds will benefit Young At Art’s teen leadership and at-risk youth programs. Contact Hannah Hausman at 954-424-5022 or visit

Saturday, Nov. 16

Cash Mob Noir: In flash-mob style, spend at least $20 on one day in support of a black businesses, then hop on the Miami Trolley for $10 for a 45-minute guided tour of Historic Overtown with stops at The Black Archives and the Black Police Precinct. Enjoy a buffet-style menu during lunch, happy hour or dinner and experience a great social ambience, networking, soul food and live music from 2-8 p.m. at Jackson Soul Food, 950 N.W. Third Ave. Visit

The Storybook Festival:
All are invited to the 12th Annual StoryBook Festival’s King “Author’s” Round Table of Tales from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines. The free festival offers a day of music, dance, storytelling, storybook characters, crafts and activities for youngsters and their families. Attendees can listen to renowned storytellers tell tales from the days of knights and dragons as well as new stories and classic favorites. Call 954-357-6580.    


Branches Volunteers: The faith-based non-profit invites anyone interested in helping people “Grow Deeper and Climb Higher” to volunteer for its Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Program as drivers, chefs and more. It also seeks volunteers to serve as tax preparers during tax season. Call 786-507-3996 or visit

Volunteers Needed: Musicians On Call is currently seeking musicians and volunteers. The program brings live and recorded music to the bedside of patients in healthcare facilities and currently has weekly programs at South Miami, Jackson Memorial and Joe DiMaggio hospitals. Musicians and volunteers should be able to commit to one evening a month for two hours to help deliver the healing power of music. Email Monica at

Kiskeya Night: Enjoy a cultural night of poetry and other artistic expressions every third Thursday at 7 p.m., at Eclectic Miami Café, 13227 N.W. Seventh Ave., North Miami. Admission is $10. Call 786-210-8852 or visit

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 Streets and First Avenue.  S.E.E.K. is a not-for-profit organization serving youth of diverse backgrounds by providing public services that promote self-advocacy skills, strategic thinking skills, and community involvement to become lifelong problem solvers. Email