breast-cancer-ribbon_web.jpgSaturday, Sept. 25

Susan G. Komen for the Cure: The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, will host  “Lunch and Learn, Breast Cancer Prevention and Education,” sponsored by Gilda’s Club South Florida, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dr. Jennifer Harper, gynecologist and Kim Harris (Sista Idya), storyteller, will headline the event. To RSVP for the lunch, call 954-763-6776.
Free Public Event for Actors in Florida: The Screen Acting Guild Florida Branch presents “The Real Deal on Your Acting Reel,” its first free event to help you realize your dream of becoming an actor. It will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cinema Paradiso, 504 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale. The event will include breakfast networking and presentations about acting, what casting directors and agents are looking for and a panel discussion with local working actors who have crossed over to the Hollywood and New York markets. SAG staff will be on hand to answer questions about contracts and career-building. To RSVP or for more information, call Eileen Neel, 305-670-7677 ext. 7079 or 1-800-SAG-0767 option 5 ext. 7079 or e-mail

Monday, Sept. 27

Model and Talent Search: First Class Models & Talent is seeking aspiring models and new talent to join its camp in 2011. Interviews will be conducted at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 10990 Marks Way, Miramar, from 6:30-9 p.m. Singers, rappers, comedians, musicians, dancers, magicians and others, of all ages, are being sought. Based upon age range, certain dress codes and restrictions on tattoos apply. A demo or link to a performance online must be submitted at the time of the interview. For more information about dos and don’ts or to address any questions you may have, call 1-800-490-9632 ext. 704.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

Miami Dolphins’ Ronnie Brown Fights Violence: These days Dolphins’ running back Ronnie Brown is blazing trails on more than just the football field. He’ll visit Deerfield Beach Middle School from 8-11 a.m. to talk to students about his “23 Ways to Stop Youth Violence” program. The visit will be the first in a series of initiatives developed as part of his new Ronnie Brown Project. The program is an anti-violence campaign aimed at middle and high school students designed to create a heightened awareness of the epidemic of violence and bullying today's young people are experiencing. For more information, call Marsy Smith, 754-321-2300.

Broward Milk Party Rally: The Children's Movement of Florida will host a rally from 7-8 p.m. at Bailey Concert Hall, Broward College Central Campus, 3501 Davie Rd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. It will include appearances by movement leaders,  children's advocates and Miami Dolphins Mascot “TD,” performances by Hip Hop Kidz dance crew, Dillard High School Marching Band, Dillard  Performing Arts Jazz Combo, and St. Thomas Aquinas High School Jazz Ensemble. Rally goers will receive take home gifts and of course, milk and cookies. Free round trip bus transportation to the rally will leave at 5:45 p.m. from  Mount Olive Baptist Church, 400 NW 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. 

Friday, Oct. 1

Madea’s Big Happy Family: Tyler Perry’s gun-toting, trash-talking Grandma is making a stop at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 8 p.m., Oct. 1-2. Show time and a matinee at 3 p.m.  Oct. 2. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster or log on to

Saturday, Oct. 2

The Domestic Violence Walk: Safespace Foundation will present its third annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk and Expo at 9 a.m. at the Senator Gwen Margolis Amphitheatre, 16501 NE 16th Ave. The foundation has partnered with the Miami Heat and several sponsors for this event. Onsite registration is $25. For more information, log on to

Young Talent Big Dreams: The Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre will hold preliminary auditions for kids ages 8-17 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Joseph Caleb Auditorium, 5400 NW 22nd Ave. in Liberty City, Miami. Participation is free of charge and limited to residents of Miami-Dade County. Parental consent is required. For more information, call 211 or log on to

Writer’s Retreat: Are you a writer and you know it? Do you have a way with words that not only gets attention but also inspires? Join South Florida Times’ very own Renee Michelle Harris from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Newport Beachside Resort, 16701 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles, for a one-day writer’s retreat. The fee is $75. For more information, visit

The community calendar is published each Friday. Please submit your community event to empyrealcommunications@ by the preceding Monday at 10 a.m.