calendar_web.jpgThursday, Sept. 29

Disaster Recovery Web Chat: The Small Business Association’s Office of Disaster Assistance will host September’s web chat on “Disaster Recovery for Business Owners: An Inside View,” 1-2 p.m. online at www.sba.gov. Click on the web chat event under “What’s New.”


House of Horror Returns: The amusement park that offers spooky thrills for all returns to Miami International Mall, 1455 NW 107th Ave., through Oct. 31. Admission $23 for adults and $15 for children 9 and under. Contact: 305-593-1775 or visit www.simon.com

Friday, Sept. 30

Things Are Cooking in Overtown: Come out to the Treetop Ballroom, 6:30 p.m. at Parrot Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, for the 12th annual gala supporting St. John’s CDC. For more information, call 305-372-0682.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Breast Cancer Benefit Concert: Next Weekend Productions has joined forces with the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment (NABFEME) to present “Save the Twinz: Live PINK! — Women Who Jam!” at 7 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $30. For more information 954-462-0222 or BrowardCenter.org

State Rep. Mack Bernard Roast: The Together We Stand Democratic Club of Palm Beach County Annual Roast features the 84th Legislative District rep as roastee, 11 a.m. at the Airport Hilton. Information: 561-848-6843 or 561-753-3665, online ticket purchase options at twsclub.org

Overtown Music Project Presents: Epic Liv at Fontainebleau Hotel Big Band Hip Hop Mashup tribute, 7 to 9:30 p.m., 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Contact: amy@overtownmusicproject.org or 305-610-8091.

Astronomy Evening 2011: Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Ave., will take its guests on a cosmic journey from 5-10 p.m. Attendees will not only enjoy a special “Astronomy Music: Live Celestial Concert” but also a preview of the new PBS program Star Gazers. Tickets $5. Call the box office at 305-646-4234 or email boxoffice@miamisci.org

Sunday, Oct. 2

Pet Adoption Party: Animal Services invites you to celebrate its 6th anniversary with a Pet Adoption Party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Animal Services Shelter, 7401 NW 74 St. in Miami. Interested adopters must be at least 18 years old. Adoption fees apply, including a $50 refundable deposit if the pet is not yet spayed or neutered.

Monday, Oct. 3

Public Redistricting Workshop: A workshop will be held to inform Broward County residents about the 2011 county commission redistricting process and opportunities for public participation, 7 p.m. at the Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park Mangrove Hall, 751 Sheridan St. in Hollywood. For more information call Peter Ross at 954-357-6602 or visit broward.org/redistricting

Arcola Lakes Library Branch Opening: Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and County Commissioner Jean Monestime invite the community to a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony for the newly constructed Arcola Lakes Branch Library, 8240 N.W. 7th Ave in Miami, at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Jazz at Wolfson: Miami Dade College’s Arts and Philosophy Department continues its successful jazz series with saxophonist Mike Rossi at 12 noon at the Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave. in the auditorium, Building 1, Second Floor, Room 1261. For more information contact Dr. Michael Di Liddo at 305-237-3930.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Stone Soup Musical: The Parker Playhouse, 707 N.E. Eighth Street in Fort Lauderdale, presents this hit for young audiences, families and educators at 10 a.m. Tickets for the Smart Stage Matinee are $6 for individual seats, $5.50 for groups of 10 or more and $3 lap seats for infants 12 months and under. For more information, call 954-462-0222 or select a seat online at www.ParkerPlayhouse.com

Saturday, Oct. 8

Knuffle Bunny Musical: The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts presents this funny, family friendly musical at 10 a.m. in the Helen K. Persson Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Tickets $10. For more information call 561-832-7469 or visit www.kravis.org

Ongoing:

Hair Because We Care: Gilda’s Club wants you to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness month by wearing a pink hair extension as part of its 3rd annual initiative during the month of October to raise awareness across the community. Close to 60 salons in Broward and Palm Beach counties are participating by attaching a pink hair extension in their client’s hair for a $20 donation. For more information, call Elizabeth at 954-763-6776 or email elizabeth@gildasclubsouthflorida.org

Festival Miami: The music festival is kicking off Oct. 1 with a lineup including Willy Chirino, Lucie Arnaz, Jackson Browne, Livingston Taylor, and more. For more information, visit www.festivalmiami.com

Art Exhibit: Photography from The Jack Mitchell Collection will be on display in the Ansin Family Art Gallery from mid September through December at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place. For more information, call 954-602-4500 or visit MiramarCulturalCenter.org

Christian Forums and Spoken Word: All That God Is International Outreach Centers presents Christian forums; open mic, spoken word, poetry, and fellowship every Friday night at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 786-255- 1509 or 786-709-0656. Discussion topics for forums must be submitted by 2 p.m. on the Wednesday of the forum. For more information, krystal.strachan@yahoo.com

Artist Showcase Opportunities:
KVP Productions provides a place for talented artists of all genres to come together and showcase their talents the fourth Sunday of each month, 4 to 6 p.m. at Elle’s Restaurant, 12312 Miramar Parkway in Miramar. For more information, call Pamela Reid at 954-558-0632.

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