Thursday, Sept. 20
michelle-spence-jones_web.jpgNo Turning Back Youth Encounter: Enjoy three nights of the theme Activating Change through Sept. 23 featuring guest speaker Ryan Graham, Joel Buckner, DJ Mr. E, MVP and more, 7 p.m. nightly and 9 a.m. on Sunday at Love Fellowship Ministries, 2245 W. Bunche Park Dr., Miami Gardens.

Overtown Business Organization Meeting: Join Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones and the Southeast Overtown/Park West Redevelopment Agency, 10 a.m. at Jackson Soul Food, 950 N.W. Third Ave., Miami. Call Percilla Kelsey, 305-679-6809 or email
Saturday, Sept. 22

International Peace Day: Attend a very special program entitled See Peace & Pursue It which includes a multimedia presentation by local peace and social justice workers among other activities, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach. Call 561-266-9490 or visit

Teal Over Miami: Lydia’s Legacy will host its first Miami event in The Grove, 4:30-6:30 p.m., to educate about gynecologic cancers, their warning signs and impact on the community. Tickets start at $60; contribution and sponsor options. Visit

Sunday, Sept. 23

The Mid-Autumn Reception Honoring Confucius: The South Florida Shandong Association and Emmy Award-winning broadcast and print journalist Julia Yarbough will co-host this traditional time for family gatherings, 3-5 p.m. at the Florida International University North Campus, Wolfe University Center Ballroom. Call Andrea at 786-547-2499.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Conference and Empowerment Summit Career Fair: The National African-American Insurance Association will host its first career fair to aid the mission of increasing minority professionals in the industry, Sept. 26-28, 12-3 p.m. at the Turnberry Isle Miami Resort, 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura. Submit your resume to or fax 202-478-5181. Call 866-566-2242. Type “Confidential” on your resume if you prefer anonymity.

Saturday, Sept. 29

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 us 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 21 years old. Tickets $25. Call 305-474-1737 or email


Caribe Arts Fest: A weekend celebration of artists originally from or influenced by the Caribbean, Sept. 28-30, Huizenga Plaza and Riverfront, downtown Fort Lauderdale, with indie films, interactive Kids Art Zone, paintings, photography, sculptures, jewelry, crafts, fashion, wearable art, performance arts featuring a Caribbean Music Concert, and Carnival artistic expressions. Admission $10. Organized by the American Art Initiative, visit

Dutchman Stage Play: Experience Amiri Baraka’s work onstage through Sept. 30 at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 N.W. 22nd Ave., Miami. Admission $20. Call 305-456-0287 or visit