calendar-2_web.jpgThursday, 8/16

Military Mentoring Program Kickoff: Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for the kickoff of a first-of-its-kind, one-to-one mentoring program for children of South Florida active duty military and veterans and their families living in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, 12:30 p.m. at the center, 1700 Kirk Rd., West Palm Beach. Visit

Christian McBride: In this much-anticipated concert the bassist extraordinaire, composer, arranger, educator, curator and administrator leads his trio including Christian Sands (piano) and Ulysses Owens (drums), 8:00 p.m. at Coral Gables Congregational Church of Christ, Coral Gables. Tickets $30-$45; call 305-448-7421 ext. 153 or visit

Friday, 8/17

Haute Couture Fashion Show: The John Alessi PR Firm presents the fifth anniversary of a classy night of fashion, 8 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 1230 S. Pine Island Rd., Plantation. Tickets $20. Visit

Tye Tribbett’s Greater Than DVD Recording: Join the energetic gospel sensation and Kingdom Music for a live CD/DVD recording, 7 p.m. at Faith Center Ministries, 5555 N.W. 95th Ave., Sunrise. General admission $10, reserved seating $20. Email or call 1-888-789-1877.

Saturday, 8/18

Back to School Health and Resource Fair: Broward Health Community Health Services will provide immunizations and physicals that children must have before returning to school, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Seventh Avenue Family Health Center, 200 N.W. 7th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Various community resources and multilingual staff will be available to build awareness and provide health screening services close to home. Visit

Nano Exhibit: Families are encouraged to attend this 400-square-foot interactive exhibition that encourages them to investigate nanoscale science, engineering and technology, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave. Visit

Monday, 8/20

ChildNet Networking Mixer: ChildNet Champions, a group of emerging leaders dedicated to making a difference for abused, neglected and abandoned children, is hosting an after-hours networking mixer open to the public, 6 – 8 p.m. at YOLO Restaurant, 333 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. A $10 donation includes one complimentary drink and appetizers. RSVP with Elizabeth Wynter, director of community relations, 954-414-6000 ext. 8036 or email

Friday, 8/24

Photographs from the London Olympics: The Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC) hosts two timely exhibitions — OLYMPIX 2012, Photographs from the London Olympics by renowned sports photographer and PBPC instructor Adam Stoltman, and FOTOcamp Memories 2012. The public is invited to the opening night reception Aug. 24, 6 – 7:30 p.m., at the City Center municipal complex, 415 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Exhibits run Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.,  and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Nov. 10. Call 561-253-2600 or visit or

Saturday, 8/25

Back-to-School After-School Fest: Join Tacolcy, Teach for America and Chop Shop Cares for Kids for this exciting family friendly event, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Tacolcy, 6161 N.W. Ninth Ave., Miami. The day includes free school supplies and other giveaways, live music and entertainment, a kids corner, teacher meet and greet, workshops, vendors and more to help your child have a successful school year. Call 305-751-1295 ext. 139 or visit

Hurricane Andrew Remembrance Day: Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave., is hosting a day of remembrance and activities on Saturday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., 20 years after Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida. Visit

Sunday, 8/26

Free Family Fun Day Carnival: The Beth David Congregation and The Gordon Schools want you to come enjoy carnival rides, a rock wall, bounce house, balloon making, face painting, prizes and more, 12 – 3 p.m. at 2625 S.W. Third Ave., Miami. Enjoy a free sample of our fabulous afterschool enrichment classes, including dance, Green Monkey Yoga, musical theatre, Kidokinetics and more. Food is available for purchase. For more information or to register, email

Miami Broward Carnival Launch: The highly anticipated Miami Broward Carnival set for Sunday, Oct. 7 at Sunlife Stadium gears up for an unprecedented launch event, 5 – 11 p.m. at Hialeah Park, 2200 E. Fourth Ave. More than 25 bands from nations all over the Caribbean will display their picks for this year’s costumes and sections. Tickets $10. Visit


Ninth Annual Fundraiser Luncheon: The Historic Hampton House invites you at 12 p.m. on Sept. 29 to the Church of the Open Door, 6001 N.W. Eighth Ave., to honor Miami’s homegrown achievers Harry Coaxum, John R. Marks and Ronald Blocker. Donations $50. To RSVP, call 305-638-5800. 

Clematis by Night: Chill out South Florida style with the popular concert series, 6-9 p.m. every Thursday night at Centennial Square at the end of Clematis Street along the waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach. Visit or call 561-822-1515.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center 2012-2013 Season: SMDCAC, 10950 S.W. 211 St. in Cutler Bay, embarks on its second season featuring an outstanding lineup of artists and performing art events. Tickets for the season go on sale on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Buy online at or call 786-573-5300.

Caribe Arts Fest: Enjoy a  weekend celebration of artists originally from or influenced by the Caribbean, Sept. 28-30, Huizenga Plaza and Riverfront, Downtown, Fort Lauderdale, with indie films, interactive Kids Art Zone, paintings, photography, sculptures, jewelry, crafts, fashion, wearable art, performance arts featuring a Caribbean Music Concert, and Carnival artistic expressions. Admission $10. Organized by the American Art Initiative, visit