calendar_web.jpgBook and DVD Sale: Book lovers and bargain hunters get ready for the Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library’s 11th Annual Book Sale running from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St. in downtown Miami. Call 305-375-2665 or e-mail friends@mdpls.org

Homeless Awareness Day: Tons of organizations and communities will participate in Miami-Dade Homeless Trust's annual event to fight homelessness, a volunteers brigade at 3:30 p.m. from
Biscayne Blvd. at 121st to Bicentennial Park.Contact Brandyss Howard 315-254-7618 ordarmstrong@armstrongcreatives.com

Tunes for Tots Holiday Mall Tour: From 6-9 p.m., The Shops at Sunset Place will showcase kids singing a variety of popular holiday classics to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. The tour will also stop at Dadeland and The Falls Malls. Call 305-663-0482 or visit simon.com

2nd Annual Holiday Mixer: The Coalition of 100 Black Women in conjunction with the Black Chamber of Commerce, Urban League Young Professionals and Downtown Development Authority of Palm Beach County invite you, 6-9 p.m., Roxy’s Roof Top, 309 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. For tickets visit blackchamberpbc.com, email Stephanie@jvttoursandtravels.com or call 561-441-1151.

Friday, 12/9 

A Black Noel: Star of the Ages: Come to the main sanctuary of New Mount Olive Baptist Church, 400 NW 9th Ave. in Ft. Lauderdale, for this Christmas spectacular Dec. 9-11, with showtimes at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Tickets $5 to $15. Call Ella Phillips at 954-850-8146, Minister Eddie Robinson at 954-463-5126 or email blacknoel2010@yahoo.com

A Christmas Carol: Charles Dickens’ classic about the antics of Scrooge as he rediscovers the joy of Christmas Day comes to the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Dec. 9-11. Visit browardcenter.org

Saturday, 12/10

Breakfast of Champions: Artists Showcase of the Palm Beaches presents this inspirational event for youth, featuring guest speaker Elvin J. Dowling, author of License to Live, a manual for getting past life’s roadblocks, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at J.A.Y Ministries, 2831 Ave. S in Riviera Beach. Tickets $20. Call 561-832-1323.

Children’s Holiday at North: Get in the holiday spirit at Miami Dade College’s North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., Miami, for their annual wonderland of fun with exhibits, live performances, food, beloved characters, a 12-foot mountain of snow and more. The festivities begin at 12 noon. Call 305-237-1505.

Breakfast with Santa: Santa is paying a special visit to BRIO Tuscan Grille at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens, 14576 SW 5th St. Guests will also enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, story time with former Miami Dolphins player O.J. McDuffie, a coloring contest, a goodie bag for each child and more. Call 954-431-1341.

Jazz Concert: The award-winning Parkway Middle School Jazz Band will perform at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. They are led by director Melton Mustafa Jr., son of jazz great Melton Mustafa. Tickets $5 for students, $10 for adults. Call 954-357-6224.

Winterfest Boat Parade Cruise: The Millennium Institute presents this cruise for a cause aboard Sun Dream Yacht Charters, 852 NE 20 St., Ft. Lauderdale, at 4:45 p.m. Tickets $165, proceeds help enhance the lives of children and families. Visit tmisite.org

Sunday, 12/11

A Trini Christmas: The Trinidad and Tobago Diaspora presents this holiday event, 3-9 p.m. at South Florida Events Center Car Park, 6101 NW 31st St., Margate. Admission $5. Call 561-376-7251.

Friday, 12/16

Taste of the Holidays: Winn-Dixie, 3275 SW 22nd St. in Miami, invites the community to taste a fabulous array of seasonal specialties, 6-8 p.m., in preparation for those holiday parties. Email ericbarnes@winn-dixie.com

Maternity Seminar and Tour: Jackson North Medical Center, 160 NW 170th St. in North Miami Beach, will host an 11 a.m.  seminar and tour that includes an overview of what to expect when you arrive at the hospital to deliver your baby, a mini breast-feeding course and an opportunity to pre-register and complete all the paperwork for admission. Call 305-654-3053.

Saturday, 12/17

‘Miracle on 34th Street’: The holiday classic that depicts when Kris Kringle, aka Santa Claus, goes on trial takes the stage at 8 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $19.50 to $59.50. Visit browardcenter.org

Ongoing

Holiday Greetings That Fight Hunger: Feeding South Florida is helping people celebrate the true spirit of giving during the holidays with its special holiday cards. The minimum order for the holiday cards, priced at $5 each, is $25. One $25 donation will provide 175 pounds of food to someone in need. Visit feedingsouthflorida.org

4th Annual Toys-for-Tots Drive: Donate new, unwrapped toys for children in need Nov. 1-Dec. 9 at the following Boynton Beach locations: CRA, 710 N. Federal Highway; Chamber of Commerce, 1880 N. Congress Ave. #106; Boynton Beach Civic Center, 128 E. Ocean Ave. Call 561-742-6246 or visit boyntonbeachcra.com/newsevents.php

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