calendar-2_web.jpgThursday, August 25

South Florida Business-To-Business Expo: Come and network from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott, 6650 North Andrews Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Admission is $10. For more information, call 954-565-5750 or visit

Friday, August 26

Family Selection Open House: Habitat for Humanity of Broward invites families from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 to come out to the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6th St. in Pompano. You must have been a Broward resident for at least one year and bring proof of income from the last two years.

Saturday, August 27

Safety and Wellness Fair: The School District of Palm Beach County is partnering with several community organizations to equip students with the proper tools needed to enjoy a safe and healthy life from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forest Hill Community High School, 6901 Parker Ave. in West Palm Beach. For more information, contact Natalia Arenas at 561-357-7662 or

The Hongs Live: Enjoy the musical talent of The Hongs, with DJ Grace Jones and  Contra from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. at the Bardot, 3456 North Miami Ave. in Miami. For more information, email

Tuesday, August 30

Artist Mosaic Tile Workshop: The Broward County Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program will host a free workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  for eligible Florida-Based public artists interested in applying for a commission to create integrated mosaic tile artwork for the entryway to the Susan B. Katz at the Broward County Main Library, 7th Floor Cybrary, 100 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call Lisa Lopez, Public Art & Design Assistant at 954-357-6705.

Friday, September 2

Judge Karen Mills-Francis, Author Reading: Meet former Miami-Dade Judge and television Judge Karen Mills-Francis at 1 p.m. at the Model City Branch Library, 2211 NW 54 St. in Miami, for a special book reading of her latest work, Stay In Your Lane. For more information, visit and click on Calendar of Events or call 305-375-BOOK.

Saturday, September 3

Back 2D Basics: Enjoy 70s, 80s and 90s music with Soul Express and Friends at 9 p.m. at Genesis Lounge, 6455 West Commercial Blvd. in Tamarac. Admission is $15. For more information, visit

Introduction to Grant Writing Workshop: Attend this free session for individual organizations from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Pre-register by August 26) at the  African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, contact Norman Powell at 954-624-5213 or email

Sunday, September 4

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.


Natural Trend Setters Salon Expansion: Join one of South Florida’s leading natural hair salons for the Grand Opening of their new location at 6 p.m. on Sept. 12 on Florida Memorial’s Campus, 15800 NW 42nd Ave. in Miami Gardens.

Jazz at Pincrest Gardens: Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens 2011/2012 season tickets are now on sale through the web site at  Ticket prices start at $20 and for a limited time Jazz aficionados can enjoy all eight shows at a savings of 25 percent off individual ticket pricing by purchasing a ticket subscription.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Mentor A Child: Family and Children Faith Coalition is looking for caring and compassionate adults to serve as mentors for our Amachi Mentoring Project. Free trainings will be held Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-registration is required.  For more information, please email or call 786-388-3000.

911 Service Project: Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation Department, AARP and Service For Peace will host a community volunteer service project at Amelia Earhart Park, 401 E. 65 St. in Hialeah on Saturday, Sept. 10. Volunteers will spend the day painting, cleaning-up, and landscaping.  To register for this service project, call 1-877-926-8300. Registration is required.   For more information, contact Angie Gomez, Volunteer Coordinator at 305-961-2781 or email

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