calendar_web.jpgThursday, August 4

Alliance Business Forum: Join the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance for “How To Get On The Road To Recovery” at 6:30 p.m. at Southwest Focal Point Senior Center, 301 NW 103rd Ave. To RSVP, visit

Sons of MyStro: Changing Directions 4 Youth & Families' Vivace Heritage Youth Orchestra will present their annual end of summer performance at 6:30 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Pompano Beach. For more information or to RSVP, call 954-545-9800.

Saturday, August 6

Progress in the Park:
The United Churches of Liberia and surrounding communities will kick-off this event at 9 a.m. with a parade, followed by a celebration with music, games, free school supplies, immunizations and more at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 2400 Charleston St. in Hollywood. For more information, call 954-921-3412.

Back To School GreenFest: The TACOLCY Center in partnership with the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the National PTA Urban Family Engagement Initiative and Urban GreenWorks present this fun-filled, educational and healthy day for families from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at TACOLCY, 6161 NW 9th Ave. in Miami. There will be free backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, workshops and more. For more information, call Isheka Harrison at 305-751-1295 ext. 139.

Sunday, August 7

SunTrust Jazz Brunch: Enjoy free music, the Florida sunshine and people coming together from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fort Lauderdale’s scenic Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District. For complete ticket information, call 954-462-0222.

Wednesday, August 10

Simon’s Gameplay: Get your game on with couches, snacks and more on Aug. 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Dadeland Mall, 7535 N. Kendall Dr. in Miami. For more information, call 305-665-6226.

Thursday, August 11

Miami Gardens Town Hall Meeting: Join City Councilman Andre Williams as he hosts Miami Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who will discuss his proposed budget from 7 to 9 p.m at Miami Gardens City Hall, 1515 NW 167th St.

Friday, August 12

Start Smart Back To School Rally: Join the Urban League of Broward County from 3 to 6 p.m. for food, fun, prizes and back to school giveaways at Samuel L. Delevoe Park, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-584-0777.

Tax-Free Weekend at Miami International Mall: Visit the mall, 1455 NW 107th Ave. in Doral, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., August 12 through 14 for tax-free shopping and additional deals from many retailers during the Clearance Sidewalk Sale. For more information, call 305-593-1775.

Saturday, August 13

Educational Re-engagement Fair: Join Broward County Public Schools for its 6th annual event to reach individuals of all ages who never received a high school diploma from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McFatter Technical Center, 6500 Nova Dr. in Davie. For more information, call 754-321-2490.

The events calendar is published each Thursday. Please send your event to by the preceding Friday at 10 a.m.