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* SeminarSeminar

Dr. Maxine Hamilton, a local internal medicine physician, medical trainer and educator is conducting a health seminar, Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 12 noon to 3 p.m., at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, (AARLCC), 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more info call (954) 357-6210.

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* ContestContest

Essay Writing contest parents, we are sponsoring an Essay Contest. We are seeking African-American students in the eight and/or ninth grades. The contest runs June 3, 2013 thru Aug. 5, 2013. Three cash prizes will be awarded. Those interested must submit a sampling of their writing along with their “Entry”. Deadline date to enter is May 10, 2013. Go to our website: heuristicsolutionsprc.net

* Celebrating Celebrating

April 2013 Program Highlights Celebrating National Poetry Month
· Saturday, April 6 – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wealth Build-ing: Strategies for improving finance.
· Wednesday, April 10 – at 6 p.m., Helping Children Deal with Peer Pressure by Bruce Anderson.
· Friday, April 12 – at 10:30 a.m., Prostate Cancer Lecture Series by Dr. Vladislav Gor-batiy, MD.
· Saturday, April 13 – from 1 to 2 p.m., “Creative Conver-sations” a creative writing work-shop celebrating the Artistic Spirit Part I.
· Saturday, April 13 & 27 at 2 p.m., Khepera study group: featured book The Mis-Edu-cation of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson, call (954) 357-5950.
· Saturday, April 17 – from at 2 p.m., “Creative Conver-sations” a creative writing work-shop celebrating the Artistic Spirit Part 2.
· Saturday, April 20 – at 12 p.m., Annual Poetry SlamL Calling for poets, judges and vendors. Call (954) 357-6008 for more info.
· Monday and Tuesday – Free ISA Income Tax Assis-tance, at 6 p.m.

* Scholarship InformationScholarship Information

Broward Education Foundation helps students advance their education Scholarship application due May 13, 2013. Applications for these scholarships are being accepted now through May 13, 2013. For in-formation on how to apply, visit http://www.browardedfoundation.org/what-we-do/students/broward-education-scholarship-fund or contact Claudette Lavoie at (754) 321-2036 or claudette.lavoie@browardschools.com.

* ProgramProgram

City of Fort Lauderdale Recycled Paint Give-Away Program, Monday – Friday, from 6:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 12:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., at Public Works Compound 220 S.W. 14 Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Building 4A (Community Service). For more info contact John D. Mc-Dowell at (954) 828-5770 or Trinecia Archie at (954) 828-5837 or Eddie Thomas at (954) 828-5726.

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* Seminar Seminar

Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will host its annual Wealth Building Seminar, Saturday, April 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC). Public is invited to attend this event. For additional info contact us at www.chipsiomega@info.org.

* BaseballBaseball

The National 3 Man Ball League™ (N3MBL™) the first national tour, Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8 a.m., at Amelia Earhart Park, Hialeah, Fla. Will play host to the inaugural 3 Man Ball™ Tournament with game durations of 45 minutes or five innings, whichever comes first. The goal for the N3MBL™ is to create an atmosphere that promotes friendly-family competition and the opportunity to dust off your cleats, restring your gloves and swing for the fences while reliving your heyday. Teams can consist of up to four players and will compete for a First Place cash prize of ,000.

* DiscussionDiscussion

The Community of South Florida is cordially invited to attend an Open Discussion about relationships “Can We Talk”, Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 5 p.m., at 401 N.W. Seventh Terr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Sponsored by the Christian Education Department, Mt. Hermon A.M.E. Church. Please RSVP at candidatesamec08@bellsouth.net

* EventEvent

Susie C. Holley Cradle Nursery, Inc. Clean Up Project, Volunteers wanted, Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8:30 p.m., at 1301 N.W. Sixth Ct., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more info contact Sherl Johnson, at (954) 463-6671.

* SeminarSeminar

Dr. Maxine Hamilton, a lo-cal internal medicine physician, medical trainer and educator is conducting a health seminar, Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 12 noon to 3 p.m., at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, (AARLCC), 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more info call (954) 357-6210.

* Clean Up Project Clean Up Project

Susie C. Holley Cradle Nursery, Inc., Clean Up Project, volunteers wanted, Saturday, April 6, 2013, please join the Kiwanis Club of Lauderdale Lakes, the parents, the alumni and friends, the Board of Directors and the Cradle Nursery Staff in a general school clean-up! Clean up includes pick up of trash around site; washing of outdoor and indoor toys, cleaning of playground area tables, external and interior building maintenance and cleaning.
Participants can earn 20 community in-service hours for participating in the clean up.
Hope to see you there
If you have any questions please call Sherl Johnson at (954) 463-6671 or email questions to cradlenursery1@gmail.com.


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* BaseballBaseball

Baseball
The National 3 Man Ball League™ (N3MBL™) the first national tour, Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8 a.m., at Amelia Earhart Park, Hialeah, Fla. Will play host to the inaugural 3 Man Ball™ Tournament with game du-rations of 45 minutes or five innings, whichever comes first. The goal for the N3MBL™ is to create an atmosphere that promotes friendly-family competition and the opportunity to dust off your cleats, restring your gloves and swing for the fences while reliving your heyday. Teams can consist of up to four players and will compete for a First Place cash prize of ,000.

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* ReceptionReception

The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade will host the 2nd Annual Swim for Jenny Cocktail Reception to raise aware-ness of the importance of child drowning prevention, Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 S.W. 72nd Ave., Miami, Fla.
The Foundation’s Swim for Jenny Memorial Fund which provides water safety infor-mation and learn-to-swim scholarships to children.. For info about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/

* EventEvent

Old Dillard Museum & Next Weekend Production presents Moonchild, Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7 p.m., at Old Museum, 1009 N.W. Fourth St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Vocalist Melissa Stokes. For tickets and additional info call (754) 322-8828.

* ForumForum

Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host a political forum on Gun Law Legislation and Stand Your Ground Law, Thursday, 6-9 p.m., April 11, 2013, Urban League of Broward County, 560 N.W. 27 Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The public is invited. For additional info contact us at www.chipsiomega@info.org.

* ForumForum

Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host a political forum on Gun Law Legislation and Stand Your Ground Law, Thursday, 6-9 p.m., April 11, 2013, Urban League of Broward County, 560 N.W. 27 Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The public is invited. For additional info contact us at www.chipsiomega@info.org.

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* CelebrationCelebration

Memories in Music: Celebrating the life of Mrs. Rhoda Glasco Snead Collins, Friday, April 12, 2013 at 7 p.m., at Dillard High School Recital Hall, 2501 N.W. 11 St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For cost and additional info call (954) 792-8124.

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* Voters’ Voters’

The ladies of Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will be hosting a Voters’ Registration Drive at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the City of North Lauderdale during its annual North Lauderdale Days, Saturday, 12:30 p.m., April 13, 2013, City of North Lauderdale, 701 N.W. 71 Ave., North Lauderdale, Fla. The public is invited to attend. For more nfo, contact us at www.chipsiomega@info.org on Face Book or at (954) 410-6673.

* EventEvent

Broward AWARE! Protecting OUR Children, Family Fun and Resource Day, Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Rev. Samuel Delevoe Park 2520 N.W. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

* WorkshopWorkshop

The New Mount Olive Caregivers Ministry, Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Caregiver Ministry will host a workshop for all caregivers in the church and community. Our guest speaker is Gail Gannotta from the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County. A light continental breakfast is included, but you must sign-up in the lobby of the church. For additional info please call the church at (954) 463-5126.

* CelebrationCelebration

The Carrollton-Douglasville Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., cordially invites you to help us celebrate this milestone and honor the legacy of our illustrious brother Frederick N. Pinkston, Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7 p.m., at The Centre at Arbor Connection, 7475 Douglas Blvd., Douglasville, Ga. The affair is formal-Black tie. If you are unable to attend the event but would like to make a tax deductible donation towards the scholarship, contributions it can be mailed directly to the chapter, make checks payable to Community Diamonds Foundation CDAC-Kappa Alpha Psi Attn: Frederick Pinkston Scholarship Banquet, P.O. Box 5522 Douglasville, GA 30154.
For additional info contact Chris at (678) 481-1654 or ChrisLThomasSr@gamil.com

* Healthy Kids DayHealthy Kids Day

YMCA of Broward County invites kids and parents to come play at Healthy Kids Day, Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the following locations:
· Greater Hollywood YMCA, 3161 Taft St., Hollywood, Fla.
· Parkland YMCA Family Center, 10559 Trails End, Parkland, Fla.
· Pembroke Pines YMCA Family Center, 501 S.W. 172 Ave., Pembroke Pines, Fla.
· L.A. Lee YMCA. 408 N.W. 14 Terr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
· Lauderhill Community YMCA, 1901 N.W. 49 Ave., Lauderhill, Fla.
· Weston YMCA, 20201 Saddle Club Rd., Weston, Fla.
For additional info contact Maryalicia Johnson at (954) 357-0282.

* BallBall

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and The Zeta Dove Foundation, Inc. presents the 59th Annual Blue Revue Debutante and Masters Ball, Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7 p.m., Hilton Doubletree (Sawgrass) Sun-rise, Fla. For tickets or other info call (954) 253-3556.

* EventEvent

A Purple Passion Social, Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 7 to 11 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, 712 N.W. Second St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Benefitting American Cancer Society Relay for Life Carter Park, Fla. Event a night filled with awareness, entertainment & food. For cost and additional info call (954) 445-0244.

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* WorshipWorship

Greater Ward Chapel AME Church, presents Women in White & Men in Black – Worship Service, Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 4 p.m., at 900 S.W. Sixth Ave., Hallandale Beach, Fla. To add your church contact Sister Katie, Sister Bathilda & First Lady Mary at (954) 458-3233 or E-mail ktdaycare&aol.com.

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* ConferenceConference

National Association Christian Church Leaders to host Prayer Conference, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., nightly 7 p.m., at Wholeness Empowerment Ministry International 99 N.W. 15 Pl., Pompano Beach, Fla. For more info call Bernice Ingram at (754) 422-1069.

* SeriesSeries

As part of its free “Florida Export Opportunities” series, Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development invites businesses to learn about business opportunities to export to South Africa, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Broward College, 111 E. Las Olas Blvd., Room 1208, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Learn more about the South African business market and many international resources available. Register by April 15, 2013 by contacting pissac@broward.org or call (954) 357-7894.

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* WorkshopWorkshop

Broward County hosts “How to Do Business with Broward County, 2013 Workshop Series Saturday, April 18, 2013 from 6 to 7:30 a.m. at Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 301/302, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more info call (954)357-6400 or (954) 357-5664.

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* EventsEvents

Happening at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
* Got homework? Need help? Frustrated? Visit and we will help you with homework for free, Monday thru Wednesday, from 3 to 5 p.m., at African-American Research Library and Cultural, (AARLCC), 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more info call (954) 357-6282.

* MeetingMeeting

Miami Jackson High School Class of 1971 will meet the first Saturday of each month at 4 p.m., at 1540 N.W. 11 St., Miami, Fla. For more info contact Gail at (305) 343-0839 or Kristin (305) 696-0706.

* Book SigningBook Signing

Chief Jimmie Brown’s Book Signing, Friday, April 19, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., at Casa de Rodrigo – Pavillion 14630 S. River Dr., Miami, Fla.

* Book SigningBook Signing

Chief Jimmie Brown’s Book Signing, Friday, April 19, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., at Casa de Rodrigo – Pavillion 14630 S. River Dr., Miami, Fla.

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* EventEvent

Actor’s Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre together presenting sponsor. The Children’s Trust will culminate Young Talent Big Dreams the most widespread local youth talent contest in Miami-Dade County history, with final competitions for student performers ages 8-17. Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7 p.m., at 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, Fla. Tickets are available at Playhouse box office at (305) 444-9293 or online at http://www.actorsplayhouse.org.

* EventEvent

Woman 2 Woman, Inc. will be hosting 100 Women in White, Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10 a.m., at Artserve Auditorium, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The theme: The Total Woman. Don’t forget to wear white or something white. For tickets and additional info call at (954) 803-0513 or (954) 735-1071.

* CelebrationCelebration

Celebrate with the Nobles and Daughters of the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine & the Ancient Arabic Order Daughters of Sphinx, Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., at The Wyndham Hotel, Jacksonville Riverwalk 1515 Prudential Dr. Jacksonville, Fla. Live Band & DJ. Nobles to wear burgundy & white with “mask”, masks will be provided. Daughters wear any colored semi formal dress and a mask if you choose.

* EventEvent

Trinity Church presents Spring Community Service Event, Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at 9904 N.W. 77 St., Tamarac, Fla. You must have a valid state ID and current FPL bill, free food and drinks, door prizes and much more. For additional info call (954) 533-5661 or www.trinitycogic.org

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* MeetingMeeting

The Dillard High School Class of 1981 meeting, Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 4 p.m., at Lauderdale Lakes Community Council, 3720 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. For additional info contact Teri Hankerson at (954) 479-7441

* AnniversaryAnniversary

Christ Resurrection Community Church under the direction of Pastor Rasheed Z. Baaith presents its First Annual Praise Team Anniversary, Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 4 p.m., at 614 NW 9th Ave in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The event will feature some of the most anointed voices and offerings of praise you will see anywhere. Or if you are just looking for a true worship experience come by and share with us, in addition, if you need to promote a business, ministry or any other thing that would be pleasing in the sight of God there is a souvenir book-let being put together Be Blessed! There are a few spots left so if you are looking to worship the Lord in fullness and truth you may contact Baron Hampton for additional info (954) 298-5753.

* ConcertConcert

Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale will be presented in a free concert, Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 4 p.m., at First Baptist Piney Grove, 4699 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. For more info call Hattie “Dee” Harden at (954) 735-6289 or Gwen Adams at (954) 735-1500.

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* SeminarsSeminars

The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) will be hosting three seminars in the upcoming weeks that are aimed at Small Business operators. The seminars are free and will take place in the computer lab at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. No regist-ration is required but there is limited seating, so first come/first served.
· Monday, April 22, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Seize the Opportunity to Open a Business on Sistrunk Blvd” seminar conducted by Sheryl A. Dickey, President/CEO DCS Incorporated and Martin Nebojsic of Nebojsic & Associates, PA

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* EventEvent

Broward County Florida Library presents, Money Smart Week at the Main Library meet Shari Olefson author of Financial Fresh Start, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Sixth floor, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more info call (954) 357-7443.

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* SeminarSeminar

“Your Right and Fair Housing” seminar at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, (AARLCC) Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 6 to 7:45 p.m., at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more info and to register call (866) 618-3328 seating is limited.

* FairFair

The City of Pembroke Pines in partnership with BrightStar Credit Union will hold a free Financial Fitness Fair, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Walter C. Young Middle School, 901 N.W. 129 Ave., Pembroke Pines, Fla. For more info call (305) 444-2181 x222.

* MeetingMeeting

The Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation (MLKEDC) will host a community meeting to discuss the lack of community benefits afforded the Black community, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 6 p.m., at 6114 N.W. Seventh Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more info call (786) 718-2631

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* BreakfastBreakfast

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm Attorney at Law invites you to join Eugene K. Pettis, president Let’s Do Breakfast, Friday, April 26, 2013 from 7 to 8:30 a.m., at The Tower Club One Financial Plaza, 100 S.E. Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more info call Anthony Jackson at (954) 765-1995.

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* EventEvent

Join us at the Midtown Arts & Business Center Marketplacd, Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,at 1033 N.W. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

* FestivalFestival

North Miami Police Department presents Family is the Focus at annual F.A.C.T. Festival, Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at North Miami Senior High School, 13100 N.E. Eight Ave., North Miami., Fla. For more info call (305) 891-0294 ext. 23200.

* BallBall

The Les Bonnes Amies Club, Inc. presents its annual Miss Cinderella and Prince Charming Ball , Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church Piney Grove, 4699 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. The public is welcomed. For further info contact Mrs. Pasty Mills at (954) 739-3612.

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* EventEvent

The City of Miramar is sponsoring the Second Annual South Florida Multicultural Games featuring the University of Technology, Jamaica, Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Ansin Sports Complex, 10801 Miramar Blvd., Miramar, Fla. The games are a track and field meet that features several world class caliber athletes from the Caribbean. The opening ceremony will start at 3 p.m. Field events will begin at 12 p.m., and track events will start at 4 p.m. Admission is free. To compete in the track events, contact www.directathletics.com. Team fees are and individual athletes are .For cost and additional info call (954) 602-4990.

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