calendar-blue_web.jpgFriday, Sept. 27


FMU Scholarship Gala: Florida Memorial University hosts honorary guest Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and a 6:30 p.m. reception and 7:30 p.m. dinner program at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa, 250 Racquet Club Rd. in Weston. Tickets $150, sponsorship packages $2,500 – $25,000 available. RSVP required by Sept. 15. Call 305-626-3611 or visit

ICABA Business Breakfast: Angela Benton, one of America’s leading tech entrepreneurs, will speak at the offices of Greenberg Traurig P.A., 333 S.E. Second Ave., 27th floor, Miami. Registration and networking 7:30 a.m., with breakfast and the forum from 8 – 9 a.m. Tickets $30 in advance, $40 after Sept. 24. Visit

Diaspora Arts Coalition General Membership Meeting and Arts Networker: All DAC members and persons interested in becoming a member or learning more about DAC are encouraged to attend the evening featuring a brief “State of DAC Address,” a full buffet (cash bar) and entertainment by the American Legion All Star R&B Band, 6:45 p.m. at American Legion Harvey Seeds Post #29, 6446 N.E. Seventh Ave., Miami. Call 786-237-5079 or 305-757-5773.

Eat Well and Live Long Workshop: Learn to the right foods to help fend off disease with Gilda’s Club South Florida and featured speaker Karen Kurowski, clinical dietician at Broward Health Imperial Point,1 p.m. at the club, 119 Rose Dr., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-763-6776 or email

Saturday, Sept. 28

“Help Break the Sickle Cycle” with its annual Sickle Cell 5000. This year’s 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m. – noon at tropical Park Stadium, 7900 S.W. 40th St. in Miami. For registration info or other details call 305-324-6219 or visit

Aspire to Inspire Scholarship Banquet: The Caribbean Bar Association celebrates its 17th annual scholarship banquet, 7 p.m. at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, 1633 N. Bayshore Dr., Miami. Guests will be treated to Caribbean-themed cuisine, exciting musical and cultural performances, raffle prizes, dancing with DJ Dorenzo Olivier, and live entertainment throughout the night. Tickets $125 may be purchased through PayPal at or via mail to Sharaine Sibblies, 111 Jim Moran Blvd., Deerfield Beach. Contact Schuyler Smith at, or visit

Celebrate a Caribbean Icon: Déjà vu Theatre Productions, Inc. is producing creative poetry pieces and a dramatic performance in tribute to the Hon. Dr. Louise Bennett-Coverly (“Miss Lou”), renown Jamaican poet, folklorist, writer, and educator who inspired many Caribbean poets to follow in her footsteps, 5 p.m. at the African-American Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-357-6210.

Fall for the Courtyard Champions Tailgate Party: Courtyard Shops at Wellington invites area football fans of all ages  to "get their game on" and celebrate the kick-off of high school, college and the NFL football season at a free, special tailgate event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tailgate-goers are encouraged to show off their team spirit to win prizes for the most FAN-atic attire, as Courtyard Shops' merchants dress in their favorite team fashions and host fun activities.  Visit, or call 561-347-6521.

8th Annual Miss Miami Broward Carnival Pageant: The official pageant of Miami Broward One Carnival will take place at the Lou Rawls Theatre at Florida Memorial University, 15800 N.W. 42nd Ave., Miami Gardens. Call 786-356-0869 or email 

SAS Info Sessions: The School for Advanced Studies, a full-time, nationally-recognized, dual-enrollment high school ranked by Newsweek magazine as the 6th Best High School in America, will hold information/application sessions for the 2014-2015 school year at two Miami Dade College (MDC) campuses: the Kendall Campus, 11011 S.W. 104th St., at 9 a.m. in the Gym Building 7000; and the Homestead Campus, 500 College Terr. at 1 p.m. in Building F, Room F222. Students receive free tuition, fees, textbooks and, if eligible, school bus and Metrorail transportation funded by Miami-Dade County Public Schools. All current Miami-Dade County 10th-graders with a minimum 3.0 unweighted grade point average are invited to apply. SAS is located on four MDC campuses: Homestead, Kendall, North and Wolfson. Call 305-237-0510 or visit

PBC Democratic Party Dinner: Ed Rendell, two-term governor of Pennsylvania, Democratic National Committee chair, National Governors Association chair and frequent national political news analyst, will be keynote speaker at the Palm Beach County Democratic Party’s ninth annual Truman-Kennedy-Johnson Dinner, 7 p.m. at the West Palm Beach Marriott Hotel, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-498-0477 or email

P.H.I.R.S.T Impressions: Free, interactive open mic experience that celebrates all facets of the performing arts, 7 p.m. at Eclectic Café, 13227 N.W. Seventh Ave., Miami. This month’s topic is A Woman’s Worth. Light hor d’oeuvres will be sold. Call 786-273-5115 or email

Miami Beach Community Service Day: In celebration of Attendance Awareness Month, the Miami Beach Service Partnership will hold its second annual Family & Community Service Day, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call 305-673-7491 or email

Women of Excellence Awards: The West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents Dr. Bernice A. King, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as the keynote speaker at its 2013 Women of Excellence Awards being held at 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets $75, proceeds benefit scholarship recipients. Call 561-758-1277, 561-366-3020 or visit 

Sunday, Sept. 29

Health Fair: Unity Church of Miami Gardens will present its very first health fair offering free testing for blood sugar, blood pressure checks, confidential HIV/AIDS testing, help to stop smoking, dental health education for children, information about the elder help line, Internet safety, preventing school violence and more, 1 – 5 p.m. at the church, 16800 N.W. 17th Ave. Call 305-628-2322.

Sunday Jazz Brunch: The Miami Council for International Visitors presents delicious New Orleans inspired cuisine and lively Dxieland jazz enjoyed in the company of diplomats, 1 – 4 p.m. at Comber Hall, 1251 Palermo St., Coral Gables. Call 305-421-6344.

Thursday, Oct. 3

Third Annual 100 Black Men College & Career Expo: Join the South Florida Chapter 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. to learn how to get $5 million in scholarships available for high schools students, at Florida International University, U.S. Century Bank Arena, 11200 S.W. Eighth St., Miami. Students can meet officials from more than 50 colleges/universities, can be accepted on the spot and can be eligible for the scholarships. Senior students attending the expo will need copies of high school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores and two letters of recommendations. Pre-register at

PBSC Job Fair: Students and the public will be able to meet hiring employers at the Job & University Transfer Fair, 1 – 4 p.m. at the BioScience Technology Complex on Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. Call 561-207-5349, email or visit

Saturday, Oct. 5

For a Season Live Concert: Join the talented band for a night of worship and live art at New Testament Baptist Church, 6601 N.W. 167th St., Miami. Doors open at 5 p.m. and free refreshments will be served. Admission free. Visit

Domestic Violence Walk & Expo: In Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the City of North Miami Beach’s Police Department invites people to help increase awareness and champion the movement to stop the violence, at their annual domestic violence walk at the Sen. Gwen Margolis Amphitheatre, 16501 N.E. 16th Ave., North Miami Beach. There is no charge to participate. Walkers who register to take part will receive a T-shirt and walk-a-thon gift. Registration is $25; all-star registration $60 includes a ticket to a Miami Heat game. Proceeds benefit Safespace Foundation, Inc.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Arsht Families Imagination Ball: The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts will introduce young individuals in the community to philanthropy, 2 p.m. in the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Highlights include a child-friendly rock ’n roll concert from LIVE! Modern School of Music, a gourmet lunch with sweet treats, interactive activities, dancing and a live show by the nationally-renowned performance artist David Garibaldi from America’s Got Talent. Tickets $300. Call 786-468-2350 or email


Feed the Homeless: S.E.E.K., Inc., 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, feeds the homeless in the city of Overtown every first Saturday of each month from 2 – 4 p.m. between 14th – 15th Street and First Ave.  Email