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* Black History Month CelebratioBlack History Month Celebratio

The City of Oakland Park presents the Freedom Train on Dixie, a celebration n of Black History Month in Song, Dance and Art, Feb. 1, 2014 from 1- 4 p.m.
1-2 p.m. – Art Park, N.E. 34th Ct. and Dixie – Enjoy Randy Corinthian on Sax, opening ceremony, dancers and Dream Wall Art Project.
2-4 p.m. – Stroll along N.E. 12th Ave. to City Hall and lib-rary. Enjoy historical char-acters, mimes, storyteller, artist George Gadson, steppers, spoken word, children’s area, music, quilt making presen-tation and more!
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Jaco Pastorius Community Center – N.E. 40th Ct.- Highway Men Art Exhibit. A free shuttle will be available from the library to Jaco Pastorius from 12:45-3:15 pm.
For more info call Parks and Leisure Services at (954)630-4500.

* Information SessionInformation Session

The Delta Upsilon Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., hosting the “Sigma Gamma Rho Insight” Information Session, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. RVSP by Cathline Fabe for address/info Msfabe@Hotmail.com

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* ScholarshipScholarship

Florida A&M University Bro-ward Alumni Chapter 2014 – Scholarship http://www.browardrattlers.com/. (954) 430-9760 Deadline application must be postmarked by March 3, 2014.

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* EventEvent

The 2014 Sistrunk Festival is moving to Mills Pond Park. Please join us for an Information Session on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. The meeting time is from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Contact Margaret Birch at (954) 593-7413 for additional information.

* ForumForum

A forum on civil rights in Miami will be presented at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at the North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183 St., Miami Gardens.
The Museum Forum is presented by History Miami in partnership with the Miami-Dade Public Library System with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners.  Panelists include H.T. Smith, Civil Rights Attorney, professor and founding Director of the Trial Advocacy Program at FIU College of Law; Enid Pinkney, founder of the African American Committee of Dade Heritage Trust and Historic Hampton House Community Trust; Garth Reeves, Civil Rights activist and publisher emeritus of The Miami Times; Thelma Gibson, Civil Rights advocate and founder of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Dade County Moderator: Bea Hines, columnist, Miami Herald.

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* Happenings at African-AmericanHappenings at African-American

African-American Research Library Cultural Center 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderale, Fla.
· Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – Free homework help available for students grades K-thru 12 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Call for more info (954) 357-6157
· Monday and Wednesday – Free IRS Income Tax Assistance at 6 p.m. *** Tax help will not be available on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 in observance of President Day
· Thursday, Feb. 6 – Introduction to www(world wide web), from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
. Friday, Feb. 7 – Seniors Computer Class, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., Learn basic function for better computer operation. Call for more info (954) 288-8702
· Friday, Feb. 7 – Destination Fridays: Come to the Mardi Gras! From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For tickets and cost call (954) 357-5950.
· Saturday. Feb. 8 – Khepera Study Group. at 2 p.m. Featured book Introduction to African Civilization by John G. Jackson. Cal ((954) 357-5950.
· Saturday, Feb. 8 – Celebrate Black History Month, at 11 a.m., – Essay and art com-petition awards program with storyteller Tamara Green, for ages five and up.
· Monday, Feb. 10 – Twilight Tales – at 6 p.m. Join us for folktales, finger plays, songs and crafts, for all ages are welcome
· Thursday, Feb. 13 – Have a Heart and Give a Heart! Decorating heart shaped sugar cookies in Youth Services, from 4 to 5 p.m., for ages 5-12.
· Thursday, Feb. 13 – Job Resources I, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

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* CelebrationCelebration

Join as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the American Heart Association “Go Red for Women”, National Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

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* Old Dillard Museum Calendar ofOld Dillard Museum Calendar of

Featuring local musicians and artists from our South Florida Community at 1009 N.W. Fourth, St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For time and additional info call (754) 322-8828.
· Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 – Cannonball Jazz Series, Valentine Red & White Concert, Walker Elementary Auditorium.
· Thursday, Feb. 20 – Film Discussion – Created Equal Series: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.

* Happenings at African-AmericanHappenings at African-American

· Friday, Feb. 21 – Seniors Computer Class, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., Learn basic function for better computer operation. Call for more info (954) 288-8702.
· Saturday. Feb. 22 – Khepera Study Group. at 2 p.m. Featured book Introduction to African Civilization by John G. Jackson. For more info call (954) 357-5950.
· Thursday, Feb. 13 – Have a Heart and Give a Heart! Decorating heart shaped sugar cookies in Youth Services, from 4 to 5 p.m., for ages 5-12.
· Saturday, Feb. 15 – Florida Grand Opera, at 2 p.m., for ages 5-12.
· Monday, Feb. 17 – Rubber Loop Bracelets, at 2 p.m., make a rainbow loop rubber bracelet to take home, for ages 8 and up.
· Monday, Feb. 17 – Work-shop for Young Authors, at 4 p.m., teaching children how to become creative writers by telling their own stories. For more info call (954) 792-7273.
· Monday, Feb. 17 – Reducing Stress through Meditation, at 6 p.m., a lecture on stress reduction and control featuring William Smith.
· Wednesday, Feb. 19 – from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Teen Event: Pizza and Presidents! Test your knowledge of U.S. Presidents and enjoy pizza. Teens Only
· Thursday, Feb. 20 – Job Resources II, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
· Tuesday, Feb. 25 – You’re invited! Sheriff Scott Israel invites you to a special event, Uniting Broward: Protecting Communities, from 1 to 4 p.m.,The purpose of this event is to maintain safety and security in our communities and local religious institutions, For more info please call (954) 321-4111.

* Black History Month at FMUBlack History Month at FMU

· Wednesday, Feb. 12 – Music Symposium conducted by Dr. Nicole Yarling from noon to 1:50 p.m. at the Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts, 15800 N.W. 42 Ave., Miami Gardens, Fla.
· Thursday, Feb. 13 – Open Class: African American Literature with Dr. William Hobbs from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts, 158000 N.W. 42 Ave., Miami Gardens, Fla.

* Dating GameDating Game

Attention Broward County residents! Do you have a resume? When was the last time your resume went on a date? Wait no longer. On Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at 6 pm, the Tyrone Bryant Library, 2230 N.W. 21st Ave., Fort Lauder-dale, Fla, will host an adult literacy event, Resume Dating Game. Join this fun filled event while learning how to prepare your resume and improve your job search and interview skills. Raffle prizes and refreshments will be available. This is a free program to the public. To register, call (954) 357-8210.

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* Black History Month Events in Black History Month Events in

· Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 – Celebrate Black History Month, at 3:30 p.m., at Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Spring, Fla. Performance by Madafo, a storyteller in the tradition of the Griot. For cost and additional info call (954) 340-5000.
· Saturday, Feb. 22 – In a spirit of celebration from 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Presenting African American Poetry, Folkore and Traditions, Stirling Rd., Branch, Hollywood. Call (954) 985-2689.
· Saturday, Feb. 22 – Black History Month Program, an afternoon with Attorney W. George Allen, at 2 p.m., at African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sis-trunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dr. Tamika Hobbs, Ph.D., program moderator.
· Monday, Feb. 24 – Moonlight Tales: Storytelling Under the Stars, from 7 – to 9:30 p.m., at Main Library Plaza, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. With national storytellers Donna Washington and Judith Black and musician/performer Teri Catlin. For more info call (954) 357-7443.
· Friday, Feb. 28 – Old Dillard Museum presents The Meeting, at 7 p.m., at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 N.W. 22 Ave., Miami, Fla. For tickets and additional info call (754) 322-8828 or visit our website @www.olddillardmuseum.org

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* EventEvent

State Representative Hazelle Rogers and Congressman Alcee Hastings, invites the community to enroll in the Affordable Care Act, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Praise Tabernacle International, 1050 N.W. 43 Ave., Plantation, Fla. For more info call (954) 497-3367.

* ParadeParade

Mt. Olivet Seventh Day Ad-ventist Church, Trailblazer & Pathfinder Clubs invite the community to a Drug Aware-ness Parade on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Line-up is at 2 p.m., Mt. Olivet SDA Church, 649 N.W. 15 Way, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The parade route is: Mt. Olivet SDA Church N to NW 7 St. W to N.W. 18th Ave. N to N.W. Eight St. E to N.W. 10 Ave. S to Sistrunk Blvd. W to N.W. 15 Way N to Joseph C. Carter Park, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd. For more info call Patricia Rigby at (954) 245-1875 or Rosalyn Murray at (954) 791-5708.

* FairFair

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., South Broward Alumnae Chapter and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Pompano Beach Alumni Chapter will partner and present the Let’s Move Health and Fitness Fair, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Joseph C. Carter Park, 1450 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For additional info call (954) 303-3585 or emailing info@dstsouthbroward.org

* Spa DaySpa Day

Business Professionals of America features Stress Free Spa Day, Feb. 8, 2014, 10 a.m. at Embassy Suites Hotel, 110 S.E. 17th St. Causeway, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Discover your natural beauty with Glenda, licensed esthetician. Pre-Valentines treat includes facial, mini massage and gift bag. To RSVP and for further info contact Glenda Oliver at (954) 593-7551.

* ParadeParade

Mt. Olivet Seventh Day Adventist Church, Trailblazer & Pathfinder Clubs invite the community to a Drug Awareness Parade on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Line-up is at 2 p.m., Mt. Olivet SDA Church, 649 N.W. 15 Way, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The parade route is: Mt. Olivet SDA Church N to NW 7 St. W to N.W. 18th Ave. N to N.W. Eight St. E to N.W. 10 Ave. S to Sistrunk Blvd. W to N.W. 15 Way N to Joseph C. Carter Park, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd. For more info call Patricia Rigby at (954) 245-1875 or Rosalyn Murray at (954) 791-5708.

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* Celebration Celebration

You are cordially invited to join us as Williams Memorial CME Church celebrates Black History Month with a Black History Month Program and Community Fest on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at 9 a.m., at 646 N.W. 13 Terr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. There will be an enlightening service at 9 a.m., followed by a Community Fest with fun, food, fellowship and music. Everyone is welcome! Contact the church at (954) 462-5711, with any questions.

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· Saturday, Feb. 18- Fun-Raiser sponsored by Black Heritage Planning Committee, at 6 p.m., at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, Fla. – Fun-Raiser sponsored by Black Heritage Planning Committee. For tickets and more info call (305) 375-4606.
· Sunday, Feb. 19 – Gospel Explosion, concert from 3- 5 p.m., featuring recording artists Johnny Sanders & Francine Murphy Ealey, at South Miami –Dade Cultural Arts Center 10950 S.W. 211 St., Cutler Bay, Fla. This event is free to the community. For more info call (305) 375-4606.
· Thursday, Feb. 20 – Leona Mitchell, Metropolitan Opera Star, up close and personal at 7:30 p.m., at Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale (concert). At NUS’s Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, One E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
· Friday, Feb. 21 – Caribbean Stories, Songs and Rhythms, at 3 p.m., at Homestead Branch, 700 N. Homestead Blvd., Miami, Fla. Norma Darby of the Jamaican Folk Revue. For more info call (305) 246-0168.
· Saturday, Feb. 22 – Ankara Miami 2014 at 7 p.m., at Kovens Conference Center, 3000 N.E. 151 St., Miami, Fla.
· Thursday, Feb. 23 – Eighth Annual Black History Month Celebration, at 10950 S.W. 21 St., Cutler Bay, Fla. The Langston Hughes Project featuring The Ron McCurdy Quartet and celebrity spoken artist Malcolm Jamal-Warner. For time and tickets call (786) 573-5300 or www.smdcac.org.
· Friday, Feb. 24 – Annual Black History Extravaganza, from 4:30 to 8 p.m., at Joseph Caleb Auditorium, 5400 N.W. 22 Ave., Miami, Fla. For more info call (305) 375-4606.
· Tuesday, Feb. 25 – Story-teller Temujin Ekunfeo, at 3 p.m., at South Dade Regional Library, 10750 S.W. 211 St., Miami. For more info call (305) 233-8140.
· Tuesday, Feb. 25 – Meet Geoffrey Philp, at 10 a.m., at Opa Locks Branch, 780 Fisher-man St., Miami. Geoffrey Philp’s Caribbean roots inspire him to write novels for children. For more info call (305) 388-1134.

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* Women ConferenceWomen Conference

Light Of Life Worship Center, presents the Fifth Annual Spirit-Led Women Conference 2014 schedule May 15-17. Early registration begins Feb. 22 through March 15. Detailed conference information will be available online at www.thelolwc.org or call (954) 990-6721 or email us at Spirit-Led@lolwc.com

* Scholarship OfferScholarship Offer


Scholarship Offer for 2014-2015 Northwest Federated Woman’s Club of Broward County, application may be obtained from High School BRACE Ad-visor or picked up from the Woman’s Club, 2161 N.W. 19 St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dead-line: March 18,2014.

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* EventEvent

VITAS Honors Black History Month” with gospel singing, a fashion show, and prizes, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m., at The African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Guest speaker will be Barrington Irving, Jr., the youngest person to circle the globe in a plane solo. The event is free!

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* ExhibitExhibit

The Midtown Art Gallery is holding a Black History Month Exhibit that will be opening onSaturday, Feb. 22, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at 1033 Sistrunk Blvd,, Fort Lauder-dale, Fla. This exhibit features the works of painter D. Wats and photographer Ron John-son. Music will be provided by DJ AFRO NICA. Also: Please join us that same evening for the Art Walk, which will be taking place on that same even-ing from 7 to 11 p.m., Donations are always welcome!

* Breakfast Breakfast

The Shepherd’s Care Ministry of Mt. Zion MBC will sponsor its first 2014 Prayer Breakfast, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 9 a.m., at 1161 N.W. 29 Terr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Rev. Dr. James B. Darling, Jr., senior pastor. For cost and additional info call (954) 581-0455.

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* ConcertConcert

Florida Memorial University music department presents Spring Gospel Festival, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at 5 p.m., at Lou Rawls Center for the Per-forming Arts, 15800 N.W. 42 Ave., Miami Garden, Fla. Con-cert is free. For more info call (305) 626-0092.

* EventEvent

M Ensemble explores tough Harlem Renaissance union with the play “Knock Me a Kiss” on Thursday, Feb. 20 through Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 in the Black Box Theater at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay. For more info call (786) 573-5300 or M Ensemble at (305) 893-3551.

* EventEvent

Pastor Emeritus Day in honor of Rev. Dr. Moses E. Monroe, Sr. will be held Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, 2251 Rev. Dr. Moses E. Monroe, Sr. St. (N.W. 22nd St.,) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Pastor Monroe retired in 2010 after serving 57 years at Mt Nebo. Refreshments will be served. For more info call (954) 806-6274.

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North Broward County Chapter of The Links, Inc., and Girls On The Move presents Heart-to-Heart Red Dress High Tea, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., at Boca County Club, 17751 Boca Club Blvd., Boca Raton, Fla., attire Women – Red Dress or Red Pant Suit and Hat Men Dark Suits. For ticket and additional info call Joe Ann Fletcher, PR Chairman at (954) 263-1984. Earlene Struggle Horne, president.

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* ForumForum

The Miami Dade Branch of the NAACP is hosting a forum: The Culture of Gun Violence in South Florida, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., at New Way Fellowship Baptist Church, 16800 N.W. 22 Ave., Miami Gardens, Fla.

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