HAITI RELIEF EFFORTS: The following organizations are still receiving support donations:

Gaskov Clerge Foundation, gaskov.org/gofundgcf or 561-510-1113 Man Dodo, mandodo.org/donate/ or 305-628-3421 Family Action Network Movement, fanm.org or 305-756-8050 The following locations are available to receive donated items:

Broward County

Fire Station 19 – 6700 Miramar Pky., Miramar (Sunday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.) Fire Station 70 – 9001 Miramar Pky., Miramar (Sunday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.) Fire Station 107 – 11811 Miramar Pky., Miramar (Sunday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.) Fire Station 84 – 14801 SW 27th St., Miramar (Sunday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.) Fire Station 100 – 2800 SW 184th Ave., Miramar (Sunday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.) Yellow Cab – 800 NW 7th Ave., Fort Lauderdale (Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Holy Life Church of the Nazarene – 2414 W Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park (By appointment only, 754-245-2127)

Palm Beach County

Par La Foi Church – 1650 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach (Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Miami Dade County 1320AM WLQY Radio Station – 1055 NE 125th St., North Miami (Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Global Empowerment Mission – 810 NW 94th Ave, Doral (Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

For other information call 954-357-7009.


PHOTO CENTRE MEMBERS’ SHOW OPENS SEPT. 2: The 25th annual Palm Beach Photographic Centre show will display 99 stunning images from 38 members at the City Center municipal complex, 415 Clematis St. in downtown West Palm Beach, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 561.253.2600 or visit workshop.org or fotofusion.org.


CARING FOR YOUR FAMILY COLLECTIONS: The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum new weekly virtual lecture series live on Thursdays at noon, with a link to the recording for those who cannot watch the live sessions: – Caring for Your Family Photos, Sept. 9 – Caring for Family Documents and Scrapbooks, Sept.16 – Getting the Bugs Out: How to identify Pests that Threaten Your Collections, Sept. 23

Free for members, $5 per person for nonmembers, individual membership $40, family membership $60. Contact Patricia Fiorillo, research@bocahistory.org.


LIVE AT KNIGHT AT ARSHT: The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County has announced the 2021-2022 season featuring a lineup of global superstars including Patti LaBelle, tributes to music legends Marian Anderson and Jessye Norman featuring Raehann Bryce-Davis and Brandie Inez Sutton, and more. Tickets will be available at the center box office, or by calling 305-949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.


IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN AWARDS: Nomination deadline is Sept. 3 for the 33rd annual recognition of the achievements of exceptional Miami-Dade County leaders. Call 305-375-4967, email monica.skoko@miamidade.gov or visit miamidade.gov/global/service.page?Mduid_service=ser1539114258088854


FROST MUSIC LIVE IS “LIVE” AGAIN! The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami returns Sept. 11 with world class music in 108 multi-genre concerts. Highlights incude the Frost Concert Jazz Band and Studio Band with Jazz Bassist Christian McBride, The Musical Legacy of Melton Mustafa, and much more. Visit frostmusiclive.com or call 305-284-3500.


BRAZIL IN MIAMI: The Martha/Mary Yamaha 2021-2022 Concert Season opens with a made-for-Miami program of Brazilian jazz, samba, choro, bossa nova, and classics, with master musicians Clarice and Sergio Assad, Sammy Figueroa and Brian Potts, Sunday Sept. 12 at 4 pm in the historic Corpus Christi Church, 3220 NW 7th Ave. Tickets $15 general admission, $25 for “blue circle.” special pricing possible for community organizations, available at the Parish Office, 3220 NW 7th Ave, Miami, or online through marthamaryconcerts.org. Covid-related procedures appropriate to the time will be observed, and all events will be simultaneously broadcast internationally through YouTube and Facebook.


BALLROOM BLITZ! The West Palm Beach Police Athletic League’s signature fundraiser returns Sept. 17. Since the in-person, limited-seating event is sold out, virtual guests can participate by voting for their favorite dancing duo online. Each vote is a $50 donation to West Palm Beach PAL. Email Perdigon at brittany@palwpb.org or call 561-835-7195.


KELONTAE GAVIN HEADLINES GOSPEL HERITAGE CONCERT: The City of Pompano Beach presents the award-winning singer with opening act The Cross Family and appearances by local favorites Seleaveya Dillard and John Brown, in a night of praise and inspiration at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets $20 at pompanobeacharts.org


PALM BEACH POETRY FESTIVAL SCHOLARSHIPS: In addition to regular workshop applications, Fellowships and Scholarship applications are now open for the 18th annual festival, scheduled for January 10-15, 2022. For the second year in a row, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will be all-virtual for six days of literary workshops, readings, craft talks, one-on-one conferences, poetry panels, and more. The deadline to apply is Nov. 15, 2021. Fellowships include application fee, tuition, and admission to all festival events. Poets are requested to supply a sample of their work along with a letter of need. Apply online at palmbeachpoetryfestival.submittable.com.


UNITED WAY OF BROWARD COUNTY MAYORS’ GALA: The annual “Evening of Stars” on Saturday, Oct. 16, 6 – 10:30 p.m., at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, will honor stars in the community for their unwavering support during the pandemic. The evening will include a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, dinner and program highlighting the work United Way of Broward County accomplishes year-round and how they quickly pivoted to support the ever changing needs caused by COVID-19. Live entertainment by the Private Stock band, networking and dancing.


SEPTEMBER FUN AT MORIKAMI MUSEUM AND JAPANESE GARDENS: Workshops, classes and demonstrations include:

Saturday, Sept. 11

Virtual Family Fun: Orizuru for Peace Time: noon – 3 p.m. Cost: FREE online activity

Commemorate the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy, and create your own Japanese paper cranes, or orizuru. Learn about Japan’s history of making these birds as a wish for peace. Fun family activities will be available at morikami.org.

Sundays, Sept. 12, 19 or Thursdays, Sept. 16, 23

Sado: Tea Ceremony Class (Beginners) Time: 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Cost: $55 (Morikami Members $50). Advance Registration Required. Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Students are introduced to the history of the tea ceremony, as well as the etiquette on how to prepare, serve, and drink tea. Classes take place in the museum’s authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick.

Sundays, Sept. 12, 19

Sado: Tea Ceremony Class (Intermediate) Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $55 (Morikami Members $50). Advance Registration Required. Expand upon your knowledge of the Japanese Sado tea ceremony in this handson class. Perform a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the museum’s authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. Intermediate course requires approval by the instructor before registering.

Saturday, Sept. 18

Koto Workshop

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $50. Advance Registration Required.

Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn the fascinating history of this exquisite instrument and how to play it in this one-day introductory workshop. Instruments will be provided.

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is located at 4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach. Masks are mandatory indoors, including the theater. Call 561.495.0233 or visit morikami.org.


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