alberto_carvalho_web.jpgThursday, Sept. 27

Town Hall Meeting: Miami-Dade County Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho, district staff, teachers, parents and interested community members will meet to discuss the upcoming $1.2 billion General Obligation Bond Referendum that will be on the Nov. 6 ballot, 7 p.m. at Miami  Palmetto Senior High School, 7460 S.W. 118th St., Pinecrest, FL 33156.


Friday, Sept. 28

Florida Conference of Muslim Americans: FCMA’s regional Family & Community Enrichment Conference returns to South Florida at the Embassy Suites hotel in West Palm Beach, beginning with Jummah prayer on Friday. Saturday highlights include the Unity Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; followed at 2:30 p.m. by a major Town Hall Meeting and panel discussion on The State of Interfaith, with C.B. Hanif, South Florida Times managing editor and former Palm Beach Post news ombudsman, as moderator; followed at 6 p.m. by jazz great Melton Mustafa’s group. Donation $60, to RSVP call 561-688-0531 or email

‘Dutchman’ Stage Play: Final weekend to experience the African American Performing Arts Community Theatre stage production of Amiri Baraka’s play, through Sunday, Sept. 30 at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 N.W. 22nd Ave., Miami. Admission $20. Call 305-456-0287 or visit

Saturday, Sept. 29

Public Lands Day: Miami-Dade Parks is again participating in the nationwide service event dedicated to preserving and honoring park systems, from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Volunteer activities include removing litter and invasive exotics, trail maintenance, coastal cleanup, planting, painting and more. Participants receive a certificate and community service hours. Registration required, visit For more information call Angie Gomez at 305-961-2781 or via email

Good News Café: If you are 18 and older, love poetry or spoken word or would like an opportunity to minister to others through the gift God has given you, join in at 8 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month at Fulford United Methodist Church, 1900 N.E. 164th St., North Miami. Admission free.
Modern Dance Technique Master Class:
The McIntyre Institute presents the first installment of its Master Class Tri-City Tour. Learn techniques that enhance your gift of dance to worship the Lord. Call 954-345-3949 or visit

Ninth Annual Fundraiser Luncheon: The Historic Hampton House invites you, 12 p.m. at the Church of the Open Door, 6001 N.W. Eighth Ave., to honor Miami’s homegrown achievers Harry Coaxum, John R. Marks and Ronald Blocker. Donations $50. To RSVP, call 305-638-5800. 

Summer Tea Brunch: The Center for Family and Child Enrichment presents this day of fun with raffles, door prizes, entertainment and more, 11 a.m. at Calder Casino and Race Course’s Tropical Gardens Café, 21001 N.W. 27th Ave., Miami Gardens. You must be at least 21 years old. Tickets $25. Call 305-474-1737 or email

Saturday, October 6

Weekend With the Experts: The Broward County Public Schools Exceptional Student Education and Support Services Department is offering a series of free Saturday workshops targeting parents of students with disabilities. The workshop series is open to all parents who wish to attend. The next will be 9-11 a.m., in conjunction with the Disability Expo at Nova Southeastern University, Alvin Sherman Library, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie. For additional information, contact 754-321-2211 or email carol.beitler@broward

Friday, October 19

Learn Green: The cutting-edge technology conference and exposition for schools, presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, is set to take place on Oct. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach. To register, visit:


For Good Awards: Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 26 at, for the Community Foundation of Broward’s $50,000 in charity prize money recognizing retired Broward County residents who have chosen to invest their time and talents to make Broward County a better place.

Mammopalooza: To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the fun, girl-themed event provides extended opportunities for mammograms at all Broward Health Hospitals through Oct. 31. For more information or to schedule a mammogram, call 954-759-7500 or visit

Photographs from the London Olympics: The Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC) hosts two exhibitions — OLYMPIX 2012, Photographs from the London Olympics by renowned sports photographer and PBPC instructor Adam Stoltman, and FOTOcamp Memories 2012, at the City Center municipal complex, 415 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Exhibits run Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Nov. 10. Call 561-253-2600 or visit or

Clematis by Night: Chill out South Florida style with the popular concert series, 6-9 p.m. every Thursday night at Centennial Square at the end of Clematis Street along the waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach.