calendar_new__web.jpgThursday, March 6

Miami Made Festival: The Adrienne Arsht Center presents the eighth annual Miami Made Festival, March 6-9 featuring a weeklong showcase of new works-in-progress created and performed by a roster of Miami-based artists across multiple disciplines, all of whom have previously collaborated with the Arsht Center. It includes staged play readings and a dance showcase on-site in the Carnival Studio Theater. Visit for more information.

Friday, March 7

South Africa Destination Friday: Broward County Library presents the second of its exciting series of destination-themed after-hours events for ages 21-plus at 6:30 p.m., at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Experience the diversity of South Africa through food and drink, plus live entertainment and dancing. For added fun, wear your safari attire. Tickets are $10 and can be ordered through eventbrite. Cash and cards will also be accepted at the door. Two round trip tickets to South Africa, a $3,000 value (courtesy of South African Airways) and other prizes will be raffled. Call 954-357-6210.

International Women’s Day Luncheon:
In honor of the annual celebration by the United Nations to focus attention on the issues facing women around the world and highlight their achievements, four leaders in Florida’s growing trade sector will be honored at 11:30 a.m., at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 711 NW 72 Ave., Miami. Call 305-871-7910 or visit

Saturday, March 8

12th Annual Broward Water Matters Day: Families are invited to enjoy interactive educational displays and booths, water conservation tips, eco-friendly ideas, a food truck invasion, giveaways and children’s activities like face painting, clowns, crafts and more from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Tree Tops Park, 3900 SW 100 Ave., Davie. Admission is $1.50 and free for kids 5 and under. Call 954-519-1270 or visit

Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Drop-Off:
The City of Fort Lauderdale has partnered with neighboring communities to provide convenient, new options for residents to dispose of household hazardous waste and electronics (proof of residency required with driver’s license or utility bill). The drop-off events are critical to protecting the environment by reducing the volume of waste in landfills and preventing the contamination of ground water. For more information, call 954-828-8000 or visit

Paint the Town Red Gala: South Florida’s most influential corporate, nonprofit and community leaders will come together in support of City Year Miami at the nonprofit organization’s annual gala, at 7 p.m., at the University of Miami’s Student Center Complex Ballroom in Coral Gables. Individual tickets cost $150. To RSVP contact Keith “Fletch” Fletcher, 305-778-5579 or email at

Sistah to Sistah Connection: If you are a woman on the move you don’t want to miss this meeting from the series “A New Mind, For the New Me” for women who are ready to move to the next level in their spiritual growth at 10 a.m., at Mishkan T’ Hillah Worship Center, 2820 NW 167 St., Miami Gardens. Learn vital tools that will enhance your future and give you the confidence you need to be used by God and to better understand your purpose. Then join the sisters for lunch at Bahamas Breeze or Red Lobster. Please bring your Bible. Call 954-430-0544.

Symposium on Women’s Health:
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., South Broward Alumnae Chapter (SBAC), and the City of Hallandale Beach will host the Third Annual Women’s Health Symposium from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Hallandale Beach Cultural Center, 410 SE Third St., Hallandale Beach. The event is free and open to the public. Guests will have the opportunity to visit a variety of vendors and healthcare professionals who will offer holistic approaches for healthy living. Topics include nutrition, healthy cooking, physical fitness, acupuncture, detoxing the body, thermography (radiation free breast screening). Refreshments will be served. Call 954-303-3585 or

Community Paint & Beautification Day:
Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida will throw its 10th Annual Community Paint and Beautification Day in Coconut Grove Village West  with the Coconut Grove Collaborative at 7:30 a.m. Volunteers will receive breakfast, lunch, water, snacks and a complimentary event T- Shirt. NHSSF will provide tools and task training. Contact Michelle Williams at 305-751-5511 or email or visit

Request for Proposals: The board of directors for the Historic Hampton House Community Trust Inc. requests proposals (RFP) to procure the services of an independent public accountant or firm to perform a professional, thorough, complete, and timely audit of the financial statements and program compliance requirements of the trust. Details of the RFP can be obtained on the trust’s website . Proposals should be received in person or via registered mail no later than 2 p.m., March 21. All documents are to be submitted to:
The Historic Hampton House Community Trust Inc. c/o Dr. Richard Strachan, Audit Committee Chairperson
5400 N W 22nd Ave., Suite 704,  Miami, FL 33142

Fourth Annual Art by the Sea Celebration: The Big Blue You presents its annual event that includes a morning beach cleanup and art creations alongside local artists, an eco-fashion show, live music, and paddle boarding to name a few from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami. The event is free and open to the public. Email

Sunday, March 9

32nd Annual Florida Keys Watercolor Society Art Show Opening Reception: The Florida Keys Watercolor Society will showcase colorful, original watercolor pieces by local artists at the Marathon Community Theater in the main gallery. The opening reception is from 6-8 p.m., with light refreshments, raffles, door prizes and an award ceremony. The artists’ meet-and-greet event is open to the public.

Thursday, March 13

Embrace Girls Women’s History Month Tea: The Embrace Girls Foundation will host Paula Reid, Secret Service Veteran and Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Field Office, as its guest of honor at its first 2014 Women’s History Month Tea. The party begins at 4:45 p.m., at Morgan’s, 28 NE 29 St., Wynwood. Call 305-779-3780 or visit

Saturday, March 15

Throwback Hip-Hop: RB Entertainment takes it back with some of hip-hop’s most timeless acts including: Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, Rob Base and Prince Markie Dee at 7 p.m., at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. Call 786-234-6869 or visit and