calendar_web.jpgThursday, Sept. 15

Career Fair: Broward College and Women In Distress host a Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Campus Omni Building, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd. in Coconut Creek. Contact: 954-201-2355 or 786-262-6958.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Benefit Concert: For South Florida’s own Melton Mustafa as he battles for his life against a rare form of cancer that now requires much more aggressive treatment. The Jazz Jam Soiree is 7:30 to 10:30 at Florida Memorial University’s Lou Rawls Center for Performing Arts, 15800 NW 42nd Ave., Miami Gardens. Tickets start at $10. Hosted by Stu Grant. For more information: 786-262-6958.

Sunday, Sept. 18

Adrienne Arsht Center 2011-2012 Box Office Opening: The box office in the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with prizes, gifts with purchase, special offers and more. For one day only, all handling fees will be waived in celebration of the box office opening. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 305-949-6722 or visit

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Aging Wisely and Protecting Your Future: Join Councilman Andre Williams and the Greater Miami Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women at 6 p.m. for this important seminar at the Betty T. Ferguson Community Center, 3000 NW 199th Street in Miami Gardens. Seating is limited. For more information, call 1-800-658-1292 or visit

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Jazz at Wolfson 14th Season Kick-Off: The Arts and Philosophy Department at Miami Dade College will begin the 14th season of its successful jazz series, 12 noon at the Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Wolfson Auditorium, Building 1, Second Floor, Room 1261. Concerts will run through April and are free and open to the public. Contact: Dr. Michael Di Liddo at 305-237-3930.

Thursday, Sept. 22

Mentoring Means the Most: Girl Power will kick off its new mentoring program, Sister Circle Mentoring, 6 p.m. at Girl Power Headquarters, 6015 NW 7thAvenue in Miami. The event is free and open to women who are interested in mentoring, and young girls who would like a mentor. For more information, call Sherri Jones at 305-756-5502.

Friday, Sept. 23

Playwrights and Play Readings: Donalda Alberta McCarthy will direct an evening of interactive play-reading of Three Generations of Men by Denyce Shaw at the Spady Museum, 170 NW 5th Avenue in Delray Beach. For more information or to RSVP, email Ms. McCarthy at

Saturday, Sept. 24

Pamper Me Workshop: Woman First Body Care and Mama Senna Essence will present its first South Florida workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave in Miami. For more information, contact 817-770-2029 or visit

Sunday, Sept. 25

Annual Vice President’s Musical Celebration:  The Miami Gospel Announcers’ Guild is proud to present
this awesome musical event, 4 p.m. at Bethel Apostolic Temple, 1855 N.W. 119th Street in Miami. Admission is free. For more information or to become a member of the Miami Gospel Announcers’ Guild, call 954-709-3268 or 305-454-6139.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Pinecrest Gardens will hold two Volunteer Welcome Receptions to meet the staff and discover volunteer possibilities on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Hibiscus Room, 11000 Red Road in Pinecrest. For more information, contact 305-669-6990 or visit

Jazz on the Palm: Free concert series on the Palm stage at Waterfront Commons in downtown West Palm Beach the third Friday of every month, featuring smooth sounds and cool vocals of local artists. Bring your beach chairs and blankets and enjoy tasty food and beverages. Sept. 16 featuring Sammy Figueroa. For more information, call 561-822-1515.

The events calendar is published each Thursday. Please email your event to empyrealcommunications by the preceding Friday at 10 a.m.