upcoming_events__web.jpgThursday, March 27

Kendall Town Hall Meeting: Miami-Dade County District 10 Commissioner Javier D. Souto will host his next monthly Kendall town hall at 7 p.m., at the Kendall Soccer Park Field House, 8011 SW 127 Ave. In addition to getting updates on important matters affecting District 10, constituents will have the opportunity to ask questions and share feedback and concerns with the Commissioner. Call Commissioner Souto’s office at 305-375-4835.

Public Hearing about Golden Glades Interchange: The City of Miami Gardens will host a public hearing for interested persons to express their opinions and concerns about the proposed changes to the Golden Glades Interchange from 6-8 p.m., at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 NW 199 St., Miami Gardens. Call Dat Huynh at 305-470-5217.

Tatiana Vahan: A Narrative of An Artist Exploring Capitalism: The public is invited to enjoy the opening reception of an exhibit that examines the complex relationship between value formation and art from 6-8 p.m., at the MDC Museum of Art + Design, Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College – 2nd Floor, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The work looks at the relationship between identity and capitalism, redefining the boundaries of where and how these subjects converge both in the art world and outside of it. Call 305-237-7700.

11th Annual Women’s History Month Reception: The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) will host a reception
honoring outstanding community servants in South Florida from 6-9 p.m., at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami. Honorees include: Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Audrey Edmonson, Betty. T. Ferguson, Jane E. Cross and Daniella Levine Cava. Tickets are $20 and $10 for students. Payments can be made at aspaonline.org/southfla . RSVP by March 21 to Roslyn Alic-Batson at 305-375-5658 or email alic@miamidade.gov or aspasouthfla@yahoo.com

Friday, March 28

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Event: State Rep. Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed presents a last chance enrollment event for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) from 5-9 p.m., at E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd. (NW Third Street), Pompano Beach. Attendees can receive free, on-the-spot enrollment; light refreshments will be served. Items to bring include: identification, last three months’ pay stubs, statements form all income sources (alimony, child support, SSI, etc.), immigration documents, proof of insurance and your most recent tax return. Call 954-786-4848.

Saturday, March 29

Fancy Nancy Musical: The beloved children’s book series Fancy Nancy is now a musical and the show comes to South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) at 11 a.m., 10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay. The award-winning Vital Theatre Company will perform the musical. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at smdcac.org or by calling the box office at 786-573-5300. Free parking is available.

Meet the Chiefs:
The public is invited to an evening with Police Chief Frank Adderley and Fire-Rescue Chief Robert Hoecherl at
6 p.m., at Beach Community Center, 3351 NE 33 Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Learn why public safety is the No. 1 priority and what’s being done to improve safety in our community. A question-and-answer session will follow the department’s presentations. Call 954-828-5033.

Last Chance to Apply for Citizenship before Form Changes:
Florida New Americans is intensifying outreach to South Florida’s legal permanent residents with a series of monthly free citizenship clinics before the application process becomes harder. The next one is going to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Griffing Adult Center, 12220 Griffing Blvd., North Miami. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a revised version of the N-400 application form which will become mandatory starting May 5th. This revised form is double in length and will now make the process incredibly tedious for millions of green card holders eligible for citizenship.

Souls to Enroll:
Florida State Rep. Cynthia A. Stafford (D-109) presents an Affordable Care Act “Obamacare” enrollment event from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 698 NW 47 Ter.,  Miami. Rev. Johnny L. Barber II will serve as moderator. Bring your social security card or immigration documents, driver’s license, pay check stubs, W-2, 2013 Tax Statements and policy number of current health insurance, if applicable. Call 305-953-3086.

Tuesday, April 1

Hospitality Job Readiness Training Program and Job Fair: The Hospitality Institute at Miami Dade College (MDC) will once again host a four-day training program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 1-4 at the Greater Bethel A.M.E Church, 245 NW Eighth St., Miami. There is no cost for the training and job fair, and it is open to residents of downtown Miami, Overtown, Liberty City, and other surrounding areas. Experts from the hospitality industry, MDC faculty and motivational speakers will lead the sessions and cover topics such as resume writing, interviewing techniques, customer service, dining etiquette, professional attire, basic computer skills, food safety training and food handler certification, financial literacy, life skills and much more.   All participants must dress in business attire each day. Contact Randy Wiscombe at 305-329-2845 or email rwiscomb@mdc.edu

Friday, April 4

Destination Fridays: Springtime in Paris: The African American Research Library and Cultural Center is hosting an elegant evening at 6:30 p.m., at the library, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Experience the glamour of Paris through food, wine and specialty drinks, plus fun, fashion, live singing and dancing. Don’t forget to dress up in French vogue. Très chic. Call 954-357-6210.

Saturday, April 5

23rd Annual Florida Keys Island Fest: The annual event will feature music, art, food and fun from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 5-6 at Founder’s Park, mile marker 87 bayside on Plantation Key. Island Fest hosts an art show with 100 artists and crafters from around the state, great live music and a “Taste of the Islands” competition where the best Upper Keys restaurants compete for coveted awards. Admission is free. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 305-664-4503 or email info@islamoradachamber.com