calendar-2_web.jpgThursday, August 23

ACCESS Program Orientation: For youths between the ages of 16 and 21, out of school and out of work, a new program which serves youth in employment, education and mentorship may be the answer: The Mt. Olive Development Corp., 401 N.W. Ninth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. For specific requirements and documentation needed, call 954-767-9919 or visit

LBGTQIA Community Discussion: Broward Health Imperial Point, The Pride Center at Equality Park and The Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention are sponsoring a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Allies (LBGTQIA) community event, 6 p.m. at the Pride Center at Equality Park, Building A, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors, to discuss the rising suicide rates among those in LBGTQIA communities. Presenting speakers include FISP Executive Director Jackie Rosen and mental health counseling intern Howard Cohen. For more information or to RSVP contact Andres Santofimio at 954-830-5103 or email Charles Dickey at

Saturday, August 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, August 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

Monday, August 27

Gwen Cherry Park Senior Programming Kick-Off: The Energetic and Engaged Seniors at Gwen Cherry would like to invite all of those 55 and over to attend the kickoff of its seniors programming, 10 a.m. at the park, 7090 N.W. 22nd Ave., Miami. The day will include raffles, arts & crafts, outdoor fitness instruction, table games, computers access, refreshments and more.

Tuesday, August 28

Open Auditions: The iCenter Community Foundation is hosting open auditions for its first annual I've Got Talent  music showcase open to youth and young adults, singers and musicians, 6-8 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Community Center, 2400 Charleston St. Hollywood. Prizes range up to $1,500 worth of recording studio time, a two-hour photo shoot package plus $500 cash. Winners will be selected by a panel of celebrity guest judges, musicians and record producers. Visit <>  to register online or call 954-858-6899.

Thursday, August 30

Miami and South Florida History Class: The popular class at Miami Dade College is available once again on Thursday evenings Aug. 30 through Dec. 20, 5:40 to 8:10 p.m. at the Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Bldg. 3, Room 2217 in downtown Miami. Notable historian and faculty member Paul George teaches the class, which includes lectures, visits to historical libraries, repositories and exhibits, video and slide presentations, and tours of Greater Miami’s historic neighborhoods. Visit or contact Paul George at 305-237-3723 or

Friday, August 31

State of Black Business Forum Reception: The Mosaic Group along with several business and community partners will host the 3rd Annual South Florida State of the Black Business Forum & Networking Reception, 1:30 – 7 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 1230 S. Pine Island Rd., Plantation.
Admission $20. Call 561-290-6739.

Broward's Black Professionals' Networking Socials: Noted attorney, author and speaker A. Wayne Gill, will be guest speaker at the first-year anniversary of the monthly event for South Florida’s Black Professionals, 6 p.m. to midnight at Bokamper’s newest Sports Bar and Grill in Miramar. Contact Ken Burroughs at 501-412-7653 or email


Miami-ABSE: A reestablished affiliate of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) is holding its inaugural membership drive on Thursday, Sept. 20, 5:00 p.m. at Miami Lakes Educational Center, 5780 N.W. 158th St., Miami Lakes. Email

Ninth Annual Fundraiser Luncheon: The Historic Hampton House invites you at 12 p.m. on Sept. 29 at 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. 

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.

Kravis Center’s 2012-2013 Season On Sale To Donors: For as little as $75, you can become a donor and avoid the rush for tickets and receive extra benefits to the Kravis Center’s upcoming shows featuring such greats as Whoopi Goldberg, Queen Latifah, Natalie Cole, The Temptations, The Four Tops and more. Visit or call 561-651-4320.