judge-glenda-hatchett_web.jpgThursday, Nov. 18

Judge Glenda Hatchett Speaks at FMU: The TV personality and best-selling author will give the keynote address at Florida Memorial University’s Environmental Wellness Assembly at 11 a.m. at FMU’s Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts, 15800 NW 42nd Ave., Miami Gardens. Immediately following the assembly, Hatchett will autograph copies of her book, Dare to Take Charge: How To Live Your Life On Purpose. For more information, call Joyce Forchion, 305-626-3624.

Friday, Nov. 19

Fashion Show Benefit for At-Risk Youth: Young At Art Museum will hold the fifth Annual Eco Art Fashion Show at 7 p.m. at the museum, 11584 W. State Road 84, Davie.  This year's show, "Global Stomp," will feature original green-themed fashions inspired by the art and environmental practices of different countries. Designers include Young At Art teen volunteers and girls from the PACE Center for Girls. Proceeds will go to support Young At Art’s teen and at-risk youth programs. For tickets, sponsorships and more information, call Mary Lynn Perrino, 954-424-0085 ext. 23. For more information about Young At Art, visit YoungAtArtMuseum.org.

Pre-Thanksgiving Comedy Show: Y.M. Entertainment will present the show at the Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 NW 22nd Ave., in Miami, at 7 p.m. Comics will include Larry Dogg, Rayzor, Melanie Comarcho and  T.K. Kirkland. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, call 786-251-6100.

Saturday, Nov. 20

Stop the Violence and Dance: The Ted Lucas Foundation, in association with 2 The Point Music, will present a contest for dancers aged 7 and up, with a grand prize of $2,000, at 7 p.m., at the Joseph Caleb Center Auditorium, 5400 NW 22nd Ave. in Miami. Specially invited celebrity guests include Trina, Trick Daddy, Pitbull, Brianna, Pretty Rickey, K-Kutta and Miguel. Comedian Larry Dogg will host and there will be a live performance by Shonie. Tickets are $11 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, call 305-303-7552.

Sunday, Nov. 21

Vicki Richards in Concert: The violinist/composer/improviser returns to South Florida with her accomplished musicians to lead a CD release/benefit concert, Sound Release, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 7701 SW 76th Ave., in South Miami-Dade, at 6 p.m. The event will celebrate the culmination of three years of work creating her ensemble’s newest album, She Vanishes, and proceeds will benefit the Miami String Project, Miami’s premier teen string ensemble. Suggested donation is $15 at the door. University students over 18 will pay $8 with their ID; those under 18 will get in free.

Monday, Nov. 22

NAACP Miami-Dade Branch Elections: The election of the 2011-13 officers and at-large members will take place at 7 p.m. at Vision to Victory Human Services Corporation, 13230 NW Seventh Ave. in North Central Miami-Dade. Polls will open 6-8 p.m. In order to vote, one must be a member in good standing 30 days prior to the election. A form of identification is required. For more information, call 305-685-8694.

Florida Rehabilitation Council Public Forum: If you are disabled and seeking employment, the Council invites you to meet its members, share your success stories and thoughts and ask questions. For more information about this or other meetings, call toll free 1-800-451-4327 or visit rehabworks.org. If you need accommodation assistance, call the FRC staff, 850-245-3397.

Wednesday, Nov. 24

DJ Khaled Birthday Bash: The 99 Jamz Takeover DJ will celebrate his birthday at K.O.D., 17800 NE 5th Ave., Miami at 6 p.m. with artists including Rick Ross, T Pain. Birdman and Diddy.

Sunday, Nov. 28

The Lotz Concert Series: Pianist Vince Maggio and guitarist Randall Dollahon will return for Jazz at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami, 7701 SW 76th Ave., South Miami, at 4 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students. For more information, call 305-299-9958 or 305-661-0023.


King Holiday Parade: All Broward County clubs, churches, youth, school organizations, fraternities, sororities, alumni clubs, cheerleading teams, neighborhood associations, scout units, athletic teams, men and women’s organizations are invited to participate in the county’s largest Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday parade, starting at Dr. MLK Elementary School at MLK and Sistrunk Boulevards in Fort Lauderdale on Monday, Jan. 17.  Vehicle/float entry fee $25. For more information,call 754-246-4470 or 954-828-4540 or visit kingholidaycelebration.com.

Sunrise Relay for Life Seeking Teams: The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Sunrise invites you to register to participate in next year’s race, taking place on May 13-14 from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. at Welleby Park, 11100 NW 44th St., Sunrise. The theme is “Relay goes to The Movies: Be A Star For The Cure.” Teams will choose a specific movie to represent and will decorate their booth area accordingly. For more information, call 954-564-0880 ext. 7522 or visit relayforlife.org/sunrisefl.

Fun Shops Creation Station: Let your kids channel their creativity through interactive art every Sunday, 4-5:30 p.m., at the ArtsPark, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. For more information, call 954-921-3500.

Making Business Magic Holiday Toy Drive: Donate a toy and help children in South Florida and Haiti. The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, Belafonte TACOLCY Center, Little Haiti Optimist Club and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Miami Gardens are partnering in a toy drive to help children and families from the South Florida area and families who were victims of the Haiti earthquake. Drop-off points are TACOLCY, 6161 NW Ninth Ave., Miami, and Antioch, 21311 NW 34th Ave., Miami Gardens. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 4. For more information, call the chamber, 305-751-8648.

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