calendar-blue_web.jpgThursday, March 13

Friend Your Heart: Come and join the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. West Palm Beach Chapter and the Health Ministry of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., at the Urban League of Palm Beach County, at 1700 N Australian Ave., West Palm Beach. The forum, called “Friend Your Heart: The Like That Could Save Your Life,” will focus on heart disease awareness. Hear stories from local survivors and an informative session about heart health while there. For additional information, call 561-833-1461 or 561-848-4683.

Friday, March 14

Aaron Neville and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band: New Orleans’ reigning prince of R&B and soul, Aaron Neville and his world-famous Dirty Dozen Brass Band perform as a part of JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series at 8 p.m., in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Neville and band will take concert-goers on a musical journey through New Orleans-style jazz, blues and funk. Tickets range from $45 to $130 and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling 305-949-6722 or visiting

Miami Heat Pre-Game Christian Mix and Mingle:
Press Point Media Concepts presents Calvin “Yak-Yak” Weaver, Halo & Reign, Preacher’s Kid, Zipporah and D_sciple on Point in a pre-game concert at 6:30 p.m., at the AmericanAirlines Arena before the Miami Heat take on the Denver Nuggets. Tickets range from $40 to $65 and include a ticket to the game. Call 305-281-1965 or email

Saturday, March 15

Passing the Torch Gala: The Haitian Lawyer Association will host its 16th Annual Scholarship Gala at 7 p.m., at the JW Marriott, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. Honorees include the City of North Miami, professors Ediberto Roman and Marie Etienne and attorney Stephanie Ducheine-Welsh. Eugene Pettis, the first black president of the Florida Bar, is expected to attend. Ticket prices range from $95-$150. Black tie optional. For other information, visit

How to Write a No-Fail Online Dating Profile: Lake Worth author Dr. Dale Koppel who penned The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Online Dating will present a workshop at 2 p.m., at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Ave. Koppel will give instruction on how to write a good profile that will get attention and attract the people you want to meet. Bring a copy of your profile to see how it can be improved. Call 561-266-0798.

Financial Aid Day: Broward College will host a workshop from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., at the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, Building 19. The free event is open to the public and will assist students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Presentations on financial aid, Florida’s Bright Futures and available scholarships will be held in conjunction with the FAFSA workshop. English, Spanish and Creole speaking admission and financial aid representatives will be available to answer questions during the event. The college will also showcase an array of college-wide programs, including nursing, aviation, multimedia technology and more. Participants will also be eligible to win a three-credit scholarship to Broward College.  Call 954-201-7200 or email

Women’s History Month Brunch:
The Broward Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) is proud to present keynote speaker, Terry O’Neill, a feminist attorney, professor, activist for social justice and president of NOW at 10 a.m., at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach. Tickets are $25. Contact Maggie Davidson at 954-942-8711.


Sunday, March 16

Smokey Robinson in Concert: Join the chart-topping singer-songwriter and Motown icon whose career spans more than four decades of hits, including The Tears of a Clown, I Second That Emotion, My Girl and more at 8 p.m., at the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets range from $35 to $125. Visit

Wednesday, March 19

wRites of Spring Literary Festival: Broward College will host two keynote speakers, including internationally acclaimed novelist Marlon James, author of The Book Night of Women and popular writer, playwright and social activist Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, author of Weep Not, Child from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. and 7 to 8:15 p.m., on Wednesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 20, at Broward College’s North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. The festival will also include student presentations focusing on the theme “Legacies of Resistance,” author readings, lectures and a film screening. The festival is free and open to the public. Contact Ricardo M. Vazquez at 954-201-2550

Women’s History Month Program: The Democratic Women’s Club of Northeast Broward will host Sarah Brown, former president of Democratic Women’s Club of Florida, at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., at Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 E. Sixth St., Pompano Beach. The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact Maggie Davidson at 954-942-8711.

Thursday, March 20

Key West African & South Beach Cemeteries: The public is welcome to join museum archaeologist Corey Malcom as he “reveals history” with a multimedia story of the Key West African Cemetery at Higgs Beach and the lesser known South Beach Cemeteries in a free lecture at 6:30 p.m., at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum (MFMM) Courtyard, 200 Greene St. Chairs will be provided. Contact Corey Malcom at 305-294-2633 ext. 20.

Sunday, March 23

Motion for the Ocean: Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU’s) Oceanographic Center, AMIkids and local runners will participate in the second annual fundraiser and community-building 5K run at 8 a.m., at 8000 North Ocean Drive, Dania Beach. The cost for participation in the race is $20 for early registration or $25 the day of the event. Call Cody or Charles at 954-262-3624 or email