6th Annual Back to School Children of the Lotus Retreat 8/4/18

6th Annual Back to School Children of the Lotus Retreat
Saturday, 08/04/2018 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Miramar Multi-Service Complex
6700 Miramar Parkway,
Miramar, Florida 33027
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Cost: FREE

On Saturday, Aug. 4th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Miramar Multi-Service Complex 6700 Miramar Parkway, Miramar FL 33023, Dreamcatchers for the Soul Foundation, Inc., will host their 6th Annual event, The Children of the Lotus Retreat. This free “back to school” wellness event is a balanced approach for children ages 5-18 featuring stress management and personal and educational development workshops headlining mindfulness, yoga, visioning, Teen Moms who Dare to Achieve, healthy cooking and eating, Reiki, Qigong, parenting your intuitive child, dreams, finding your purpose, mindfulness communications, How To build self-esteem, mindfulness for educators and parents…

This year we are proud to have the following Guest Speakers: Dr. Phyllis Baker- Professor Emeritus of the Social Sciences, at the Wolfson Campus of Miami-Dade College. Annette Corbett Gardiner, MHRM -President/Founder P-TEEN Achievers’ Network, Inc. , Jackie Darville -School Guidance Counselor/ Mindful Instructor, Elena Justice -Certified Les Brown Maximum Achievement Team training Coach, Public Speaker and Trainer. Yvonne P. Morris- Author and Director Wellness, Nzingah Oniwosan-Yoga Teacher, Raw Vegan Chef, Scientist, Healer, Rocki Roland-Motivational Speaker, Yoga Guru, Pranic Healer Dr. Rev Alma Stevens – Director, Counseling, Karen Watts -Founder and consultant at Edpressions Consulting – Education Services and Edgar Wright – CEO and Founder Wrightway Media Services LLC.

Our theme this year is intuition. INTUITION What is it? One of the dictionary definitions is “the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.” We all have it but so few of us use it. In fact, we too often ignore it, leading to unnecessary pain and suffering. So, what if we could teach our children how to tap into this powerful gift? Could they avoid some of the pitfalls that the adults around them experience? Hmmm…
This year, Dreamcatchers for The Soul’s 6th annual Lotus Workshop, will go beyond the dictionary meaning to make our children—and their families too—aware of the truth that INTUITION is not just a “woman’s thing”. It is a Divine Power; a built-in GPS given to all of us to help us find our way.

Concierto Paquita La del Barrio 5/25/18

Concierto Paquita La del Barrio
Friday, 05/25/2018 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
The Miramar Amphitheater at Regional Park
16801 Miramar Parkway, Miramar (Florida),
Miami, Florida 33027
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Cost:

No te pierdas del gran concierto de Paquita la del barrio junto con los invitados especiales KerreKe y Carolina de La O.
A cantar a todo pulmón los grandes éxitos Doña Paquita: ” Rata de Dos Patas” “Tres Veces te Engañe” “Pierdeme el Respeto” ‘Me Saludas a la Tuya” “Que me perdone tu perro” entre otras.

Aparta la fecha, viernes 25 de Mayo en The Miramar Amphitheater at Regional Park

Nota: La fecha del concierto fue reprogramada del 5 de Mayo al 25 de Mayo. Los boletos originales serán honrados para la nueva fecha.Reembolsos disponibles a pedido en el punto de compra.

Compra ya tus boletos en Ticketmaster http://bit.ly/paquitaladelbarrioenmiami

Presenta RockFest Latino

Concierto Paquita La del Barrio 5/5/18

Concierto Paquita La del Barrio
Saturday, 05/05/2018 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
The Miramar Amphitheater at Regional Park
16801 Miramar Parkway, Miramar (Florida),
Miami, Florida 33027
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No te pierdas del gran concierto de Paquita la del barrio junto con los invitados especiales KerreKe y Carolina de La O.
A cantar a todo pulmón los grandes éxitos Doña Paquita: ” Rata de Dos Patas” “Tres Veces te Engañe” “Pierdeme el Respeto” ‘Me Saludas a la Tuya” “Que me perdone tu perro” entre otras.

Aparta la fecha, sábado 5 de Mayo en The Miramar Amphitheater at Regional Park

Compra ya tus boletos en Ticketmaster http://bit.ly/paquitaladelbarrioenmiami

Presenta RockFest Latino

America’s Got Talent Finalists Sons of Serendip at the MCC Theater 4/13/18

America’s Got Talent Finalists Sons of Serendip at the MCC Theater
Friday, 04/13/2018 – 08:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Pl,
Miramar, Florida 33025
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Cost: Starting at $35

Giving a nod to Stevie Wonder’s album “Songs in the Key of Life,” America’s Got Talent favorites Sons of Serendip honors the legendary singer-songwriter with this exciting new show. Their unique soulful pop and classical cross-over sound blends beautiful vocals with guitar, piano, harp and cello, creating musical moments that touch the heart and lift the spirit.

UniverSoul Circus Opens Historic 25th Anniversary Tour Season in South Florida! 3/13/18 – 3/25/18

UniverSoul Circus Opens Historic 25th Anniversary Tour Season in South Florida!
Tuesday, 03/13/2018 – 03/25/2018 07:00 pm –
Miramar Regional Park
16801 Miramar Parkway,
Miramar, Florida 33027
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Cost:

UniverSoul Circus proudly celebrates 25 high-flying years as America’s top-ranked venue for music, laughter and unrivalled performance artistry. UniverSoul Circus sets up its single ring big top in South Florida at Miramar Regional Park, March 13th thru March 25th. Acts include Caribbean dancers, contortionists, acrobats, hire-wire act, teeterboard, a giant wheel, Russian bar, elephants, motorcycles, and a mixed animal act featuring zebras and camels. UniverSoul Circus features a multicultural conglomeration of performers from virtually every corner of the globe, including the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, Mongolia, Chile, Cuba, Russia, Guinea and China.

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2018, UniverSoul is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater and music that spans into genres including Pop, Classic R&B, Latin, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Gospel. It embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers. UniverSoul Circus is rated as one of the top two circuses in North America along with Cirque du Soleil. UniverSoul’s fresh approach to family-friendly live entertainment has garnered a coveted spot as one of Ticketmaster’s top ten most requested family events, along with other shows including Sesame Street Live, Disney on Ice and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The circus was founded 25 years ago in Atlanta, GA by concert and theatre promoter Cedric Walker.

Bringing the HEAT to Bokamper’s at Miramar 12/6/17

Bringing the HEAT to Bokamper’s at Miramar
Wednesday, 12/06/2017 – 04:00 pm –
Bokamper's Miramar
15500 SW 29th Street,
Miramar, Florida 33027

Cost:

Watch the Miami HEAT take on the San Antonio Spurs! Join the official Miami HEAT Road Rally at Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill on December 6, 2017. Cheer on our home team alongside HEAT Dancers, Burnie and other HEAT Lifers! The event, sponsored by Bacardi, will feature drink specials, giveaways and Bokamper’s award-winning ribs.

In addition to the action on TV, Bokampers will offer specials, giveaways, and games for guests including:
• Bacardi Drink Specials
• HEAT Prizes and Giveaways
• Bokamper’s Happier Hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m – ½ Off Appetizers
• All Day Happy Hour from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• $9.99 Award-Winning Smokehouse Ribs served with American Fries & Coleslaw
• Half Off Kids meals (with purchase of an adult entrée)
• Double MVP points

Yacht Party at the Champagne Drop Cruise w/ Views of Statue of Liberty & NYC Skyline 7/8/17

Yacht Party at the Champagne Drop Cruise w/ Views of Statue of Liberty & NYC Skyline
Saturday, 07/08/2017 – 10:30 pm – 03:00 am
Hudson’s at Pier 81
the North River Landing Pier 81, West 41st and 12th Avenue,
New York, New York 10036
Buy Tickets
Cost: $25

Saturday, July 8th, 2017
July 8th Yacht Party at The Champagne Drop Cruise
(See Views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York City Skyline)
w/ Djs Lohrasp Kansara, NYCE, and Furious
at
Hudson’s at Pier 81
the North River Landing
Pier 81, West 41st and 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10036

Starts at
$20 Early Bird Advance Tickets
$25 General Admission
$50 Buy 2 Get 1 Free Tickets
To purchase tickets go to
https://nightout.com/events/champagne-drop-cruise-jul8/tickets?a=upwork

Time 10:30pm to 3am
Vessel departs at 12am

Age: 21 and over
Food and Drinks available on the Boat
For more information go to https://www.champagnedropcruise.com/

About “The Champagne Drop Cruise”
Soak up the summer sun while taking in some of New York City’s must-see sights on the first-ever Champagne Drop Cruise. Celebrate in style with Champagne specials all night and a top house DJ playing non-stop hits. Perfect for locals and tourists alike, this is the party cruise you don’t want to miss.
Enjoy the beats of NYC’s well known Djs while you take views of the Statue of Liberty and New York City Skyline.

About Hudson:
Hudson’s is a 3-story lounge and rooftop joining North River Lobster Company at Pier 81, New York’s newest new entertainment destination. Hudson’s distinguishes itself by offering patrons short sailings on the Hudson River, boasting sweeping 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline with an “out of city” experience.
The yacht is operated by New York Cruise Lines, parent company to the iconic Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, as well as the award winning lobster shack North River Lobster Company. New York Cruise Lines also operates World Yacht, a luxury special events and private charter business, The BEAST Speedboat, a summer time thrill ride, and Circle LIVE, a live music series. The company is located in Hudson River Park on 42nd Street and the Hudson River, convenient to Times Square, the High Line and Hudson Yards.

Knight Arts Challenge Community Conversations 3/20/17, 3/21/17, 3/22/17, 3/23/17, 4/3/17, 4/6/17

Knight Arts Challenge Community Conversations
Monday, March 20, 6:30pm
Milander Center
4800 Palm Ave
Hialeah, FL 33012

Monday, March 20, 8:00pm
Live Radio show on Jolt Radio, Discussion & Call in using this phone number 305.912.5658.

Tuesday, March 21, 6:30
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th St
Miami, FL 33127
(KAC winner DJ Le Spam will spin following presentation)

Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Pl
Miramar, FL 33025

Wednesday, March 22, 6-9pm
Historic Hampton House
4240 NW 27th Ave
Miami, FL 33142

Thursday, March 23, 6:30-8:00pm
Kendall Excello Dance Studio
8700 SW 129th Terrace
Miami, FL 33176
Warehouse district

Little Haiti Cultural Center Theatre
212 NE 59th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137

Monday, April 3, 11am
Gato Bldg
1100 Simonton
Key West, FL 33040

Thursday., April 6, 6:30-8:00pm
Respectable Street
518 Clematis St
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Band to follow Lindsey Mills and the Lazy Lovers

Knight Arts Challenge Miami – offering a share of $2.5 million for local arts ideas – Submit Best Idea for Chance to Win Grant – Deadline April 28

Ife-Ile Afro-Cuban Dance Festival, Origami Everglades, Reading Queer Literary Festival, PageSlayers Summer Camp, N8tive Reel Cinema Festival are all winners of a 2016 Knight Arts Challenge, a grant awarded to any one with an idea that brings South Florida together through the arts.

A project of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Knight Arts Challenge is accepting ideas through April 28. “The Knight Arts Challenge is an opportunity for everyone to pursue his or her artistic dreams,” said Victoria Rogers, vice president for arts at Knight Foundation. “We want hear your big ideas that can help inspire, reflect, and engage your community.”

Applying takes 150 words to fill out the initial application, which will be available at knightarts.org through April 28, so be ready to distill your complex ideas down to their very essence, if you can.

There are only three rules for submissions:
1) The idea must be about the arts.
2) The project must take place in or benefit South Florida.
3) The grant recipients must find funds to match Knight’s commitment.

Many previous Knight Arts Challenge winners have been small, grassroots efforts that reflect South Florida and its many cultures. They include the recently launched Nu Deco Ensemble, which aims to be a 21st century orchestra for Miami; MicroTheater Miami, which adapts an idea from Madrid by offering short plays in shipping containers; in addition to funding to engage the public in creating a major public art project in Opa-locka.

Nicole Henry in Miramar 2/11/17

Nicole Henry in Miramar
Saturday, 02/11/2017 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Pl.,
Miramar, Florida 33025
Buy Tickets
Cost: $35-45-60

Saturday February 11 2017 at 8:00 PM – come hear the sounds of jazz and R&B with Soul Train Award winner Nicole Henry, sure to set the mood for Valentine’s Day. Ms. Henry has captivated audiences while establishing herself as one of the jazz world’s most acclaimed vocalists. Her expressive, soulful voice and uplifting energy has earned her three Top 10 U.S. Billboard jazz albums along with international accolades from Moscow to Madrid. Adding to her vocal talents, Henry’s beauty and on-stage rapport, combining confidence, sincerity and a touch of sass, have captivated fans in more than 15 countries.

R&B solo artist, jazz violinist and former lead singer for the Village People, Miles Jaye, opens the evening serenading sweethearts with his top hits “Let’s Start Love Over” and “I’ve Been a Fool for You”, which became Top 10 singles on the Billboard R&B charts in the late 1980s.

Tickets are $35, 45, and 60 at Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar FL 33025; order at miramarculturalcenter.org or call (954) 602-4500. Courtesy KCC Productions.

Lucie Arnaz: Jazz Roots 11/19/16

Lucie Arnaz: Jazz Roots
Saturday, 11/19/2016 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mirimar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place,
Mirimar, Florida 33025
Website
Cost: $50-$75

Daughter of TV royalty Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Lucie Arnaz performs a fiery, explosive and heartfelt musical tribute to the rhythm of her roots and a love note to her father. Latin Roots is an eclectic Latin American mix in English and Spanish that sizzles with sophistication and sassy spice to songs from Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer and Desi Arnaz, himself.

DanceAfrica Miami Debut Performance 8/6/16

DanceAfrica Miami Debut Performance
Saturday, 08/06/2016 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
DanceAfrica-flyerMiramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place,
Miramar, Florida 33025
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Cost:

It’s official! DanceAfrica Miami returns to South Florida for the first time since 1997 and will make its debut at the 7th Annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida on August 6th presented by Delou Africa. New York’s Forces of Nature Dance Theater is the headlining performance.

For info & tickets: http://www.adddff.DelouAfrica.org/
– General admission: $35
– Seniors & students: $20
– Children 2 & under: $5
– Gala reception fundraiser: $25 or $10 with a concert ticket

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Additional DanceAfrica Miami performance highlights:
– West African Dance & Drum Collective
– Delou Africa Dance Ensemble
– Nancy St. Leger Dance Ensemble
– Sikan Afro-Cuban Dance Project
– African Watoto Dance Theatre
– Children of Kuumba
– Hosted by South Florida’s daughter of poetry, Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns

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The 3-day cultural weekend lineup includes:

— August 6 & 7: More than 15 African, modern, and Caribbean dance, drum and music workshops

— August 6: Children’s Village Zone with back-to-school giveaway, Zumba dance lesson, arts & crafts, face painting, health screening, drumming, and African folktale storytelling

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Raffle drawing for 2 tickets to South Africa courtesy of South African Airways.

Raffle Tickets: $10/ticket

Strike Out Bullying 7/16/16

Strike Out Bullying
Saturday, 07/16/2016 – 10:30 am – 02:00 pm
NVEEE-BOWL-LOGOSawgrass Lanes
8501 N University Dr.,
Tamarac, Florida 33321
Buy Tickets
Cost: $55

On Saturday, July 16, join us for a “Brunch and Bowl to Strike out Bullying” networking event in order to raise money to send 130 high school students to NVEEE’s Peace Ambassador Leadership Summit (PALS). Whether you are a young professional just entering the workforce, or someone more seasoned and ready for retirement, we can all agree on one thing, BULLYING HURTS and it has a lifetime effect on everyone involved! This is an opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of teens by connecting with other professionals and networking for a good cause.

**Please Note**

You may donate to a team to help raise money even if you’re not able to attend by simply clicking “Donate” instead of “Join”. All donors will be prompted to create a free account, and even if you’re not attending it will ask for your shirt size. If we have any left over shirts you might receive a surprise in the mail.

Your donation will help cover the cost of housing, meals, t-shirts, and tuition for at-risk and low income students to attend PALS; a 10-day leadership conference for students who commit to being upstanders instead of bystanders when it comes to bullying and harassment. Whether students are looking to expand their leadership and social skills, learn peer mediation, enhance their public speaking and job interviewing ability, learn to write an impactful resume or to simply develop conflict resolution skills, PALS is here to help students obtain all of those skills in a safe space among a diverse group of their peers. More importantly, all students will practice showing empathy, tolerance, and respect for others.

To learn more about PALS, visit www.PALSconference.org.

UniverSoul Circus 2/4/16 – 2/15/16

UniverSoul Circus
Thursday, 02/04/2016 – 02/15/2016 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Screen-Shot-2016-02-01-at-11.33.47-AMMiramar Regional Park
6801 Miramar Pkwy,
Miramar, Florida 33029
Website
Cost: $16-35

Universoul Circus Returns To South Florida, Bridges Cultures From Around The World With One-Of-A-Kind Performances
Exclusively at Miramar Regional Park Feb. 4 Thru 15

UniverSoul Circus will once again present a multicultural and multinational cast of rock-star performers in 2016, exclusively at Miramar Regional Park. Guests are invited to experience electrifying and entertaining performances for the entire family to enjoy, including extreme motorsports, mind-bending contortionists, fresh-faced clowns, disco-dancing pachyderms, free-flying aerial acts and more. A big-top spectacle of global proportions, the 2016 production of Atlanta-based UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul.

UniverSoul is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music that spans genres including Pop, Classic R&B, Latin, Hip Hop, Jazz and Gospel. It embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers. UniverSoul Circus is rated as one of the top three circuses in America along with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey and Cirque du Soleil. UniverSoul’s fresh approach to family friendly live entertainment has garnered it a coveted spot as one of Ticketmaster’s top ten most requested family events.

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. For more information, show times and schedules, visit www.universoulcircus.com.

UniverSoul Circus is dedicated to making their facilities accessible to guests with disabilities. Accessible seating, knowledgeable and helpful ushers and accessible parking are all available for your comfort and enjoyment. Designated parking spaces are provided for guests with ADA placards. On-site parking is available at the UniverSoul Circus, including parking accommodations for limousines and buses. Parking fees ($10 per vehicle) may be paid in cash. Children ages 12 months to 10 years require a ticket to enter the Big Top. Admission tickets for guests ages 11 and older, range from $16- $35. Doors open one (1) hour before scheduled show time. Shows begin promptly at their respective scheduled times. Arriving as early as possible is recommended to avoid heavy traffic and long lines. Will Call tickets (Ticketmaster ordered) are available for pickup one (1) hour prior to your scheduled show time. Touring on-site box office is open from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily.

TroubaJazz Jean Caze and Dony Felix for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 10/22/15

TroubaJazz Jean Caze and Dony Felix for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Thursday, 10/22/2015 – 10/22/2015 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Rebar
15531 Sheridan Street,
Davie, Florida 33331
Eventbrite
Cost: $20

At Fusion Cafe renamed REBAR on October 22nd, 2015 at 8 PM Jean Caze Trumpet Player Extraordinaire will celebrate life for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For more info call 954.638.8321

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with “Lecuona, His Music, His Legacy” 10/3/15

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with “Lecuona, His Music, His Legacy”
Saturday, 10/03/2015 – 07:00 pm –
Thomas-Tirino-Black-and-White-photo-600-dpi-2Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center PL,
Miramar, Florida 33025
Website
Cost: $55.00 to $90.00

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with “LECUONA, HIS MUSIC, HIS LEGACY”

Concert will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month and LatinSymphony Concert Series
at Miramar Cultural Center

The Miramar Cultural Center will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a tribute to Latin and Classical music presented by MAR Communications & Services, Inc. Famed pianist, Thomas Tirino will interpret the music of Ernesto Lecuona in “Lecuona, His Music, His Legacy.” The event, part of the LatinSymphony concert series, will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015, 7 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center.

“We created the LatinSymphony series to offer a new appreciation of the richest and most influential Latin music,” says Maria Arreaza, President of MAR Communications & Services Inc. “By showcasing the fusion of Latin and Classical music, the next generation will be able to gain a greater understanding of our culture and heritage, and their contribution to the world of music.”

Thomas Tirino is recognized worldwide for his skillful interpretation of the music of Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona. Tirino is the driving force behind the revival of many of Lecuona’s masterfully crafted compositions such as “Damisela Encantadora,” “María La O,” “Malagueña,” “Rapsodia Negra,” “Estás En Mi Corazón” and many more. A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, Tirino has performed concerts and given master-classes and lectures on Lecuona’s music all over the world, and has recorded several albums with the music of Lecuona.

Born in Guanabacoa, Cuba, Lecuona composed over six hundred pieces, mostly in the Cuban vein. His talent for composition influenced the Latin American world by raising Cuban music to classical status. At “Lecuona, His Music, His Legacy,” audiences will be transported on a memorable musical journey filled with nostalgia for Cuba’s glory days.

There is no one more appropriate to serve as master of ceremony than Nestor Rodriguez. Born in a Cuba to a musical family, Rodriguez was president of Classical South Florida. He has spent his career dedicated to furthering the arts by devoting his time and resources to non-profit organizations such as the Miami City Ballet, Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chopin Foundation. As master of ceremony he will provide the audience with a special treat before the show conducting a special interactive Q&A with Tirino.

Tickets to “Lecuona, His Music, His Legacy” are currently on sale and range from $55 – $90. Visit miramarculturalcenter.org to purchase tickets in advance or click here. Miramar Cultural Center box office contact number: 954-602-4500.

MAR Communications & Services Inc. is the creator of LatinSymphony, an annual event that celebrates the fusion of Latin and Classical music. For information surrounding MAR Communications & Services Inc. and upcoming musical events, please visit: http://www.marcommunicationsandservicesinc.com.

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective 7/11/15

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective
Saturday, 07/11/2015 – 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm
GG-promo-porridge2Miramar Branch Library
2050 Civic Center Place,
Miramar, Florida 33025
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

Several important items are missing from our beloved fairytales! Gordon Gumshoe needs his audience of junior detectives to help him find clues and solve the case. This fun family show encourages literacy.

10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Pre-Party 3/20/15

10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Pre-Party
Friday, 03/20/2015 – 07:30 pm –
Pre-Party-FlierMiramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Pl,
Miramar, Florida 33025
Webpage Link
Cost: Tickets are $50 in advance and will be $60 the day of. In order to purchase tickets, please visit the Jazz in the Gardens official website: www.jazzinthegardens.com. Refunds will not be available.

The City of Miami Gardens presents the annual Jazz in the Gardens Pre-Party at the Miramar Cultural Center, at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, March 20, 2015. The Rickey Smiley Morning Show will host the evening of music and comedy on the plaza, featuring Rickey Smiley, Claudia Jordan, Gary Wit Da Tea, Special K, Lavar Walker, and Cory Zooman Miller, and live performances by the DMC Band.

No Coolers, glass bottles, personal fireworks or animals will be permitted into the event area. Regardless of the weather, the event will take place.

2015 JITG Women’s Impact Conference and Luncheon 3/20/15

2015 JITG Women’s Impact Conference & Luncheon
Friday, 03/20/2015 – 08:00 am – 04:00 pm
10897975_10152518287476372_7453592287792512975_nMiramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place,
Miramar, Florida 33025
Webpage Link
Cost:

In honor of Women’s History Month and in conjunction with the 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival, the City of Miami Gardens will host the 2015 WOMEN’S IMPACT CONFERENCE & LUNCHEON. Originally created in 2010 by Former City of Miami Gardens’ Mayor, Shirley Gibson. At the conference, women of varied races, creed and cultures are exposed to ideas and strategies for how to take time for self-discovery; essential activities associated with inspiration and motivation; and encourage women to live centered and complete lives by taking advantage of all of life’s endless possibilities. Attendees will be entertained and engaged, as distinguished experts deliver powerful tips, tools and information on topics to inspire women. This highly anticipated, and usually “sold-out” event, will take place at the beautiful property of Miramar Cultural Center, Miramar Florida from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on Friday, March 20th, 2015.

Zo’s Family Health & Wellness Groove 12/27/14

Zo’s Family Health & Wellness Groove
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Miramar Regional Park
16801 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
5K Run/Walk – Registration begins at 6:30 AM
5K Run/Walk – 8:00 AM
Family Day Activities – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sports Clinics – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: 5K Run/Walk – Pre-registration fee is $25 per person
5K Run/Walk – Event day registration fee is $35 per person
Pre-registration information is available at www.ZosWinterGroove.com

In recognition of Alonzo’s recent appointment to President Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, Zo’s Family Health & Wellness Groove invites families to converge on Miramar Regional Park for events such as a Foot Locker 5k run/walk, health screenings, fun zones, mini sports clinics (football and basketball) and fitness classes. The event is FREE, open to the public and will be full of activities built around supportive programming for families, including healthy living, arts, crafts, and an array of activities for kids of all ages.

Sponsored by Carnival Cruise Line Foundation, Miami Heat Charitable Fund, Foot Locker, Foot Action, City of Miramar, Metro Signs, Memorial Miramar Hospital, Comcast and I Heart Radio

Zo’s Winter Groove 12/27/14

Zo’s Winter Groove
Saturday, 12/27/2014 – 12/29/2014 08:00 am –
E-BLAST-SAVETHEDATESMiramar Regional Park
6801 Miramar Pkwy,
Miramar, Florida 33027
Webpage Link
Cost: www.zoswintergroove.com

Led by former Miami Heat superstar and 2014 National Basketball Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning, The Mourning Family Foundation (MFF) and Carnival Cruise Lines will present the first annual Zo’s Winter Groove (ZWG) – the sister event to Zo’s Summer Groove of years past – powered by Foot Locker. The three-day “Groove” will feature a family day of Health & Wellness, Comedy Show, and Golf Tournament, hosted by Alonzo and Tracy Mourning.

Saturday, December 27
HEALTH AND WELLNESS GROOVE
8:00am: 5K Run/Walk
10:00am-2:00pm: Health & Wellness Day
11:00am-2:00pm: Basketball & Football Clinics
Miramar Regional Park
6801 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar, FL 33027

Sunday December 28th,
THE COMEDY GROOVE
Details TBD

Monday, December 29th
THE GOLF GROOVE
9:30am: Shot Gun
Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Course
19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL 33180

City of Miramar Latin Music Festival 10/4/14

City of Miramar Latin Music Festival
Saturday, 10/04/2014 – 10/04/2014 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Miramar-Latin-Music-Festival-jpegMiramar Regional park
16801 Miramar Parkway,
miramar, Florida 33027
Webpage Link
Cost: free

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, this is the second annual Miramar Latin Music Festival with Jose Alberto ‘El Canario’, Tito Puente Jr, Grupo Rush and Yohan Manuel Isaguirre. Food vendors, arts and crafts for the whole family

UniverSoul Circus Celebrates 20th Anniversary in South Florida 1/17/14-1/26/14

UniverSoul Circus Celebrates 20th Anniversary in South Florida
universoulOpening Night on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:30pm
Saturdays, Jan. 18 & 25 at 12pm, 4pm & 7:30pm
Sundays, Jan. 19 & 26 at 12:30pm, 3:30pm & 6:30pm
Monday, Jan. 20 at 6:30pm
Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7:30pm
Friday, Jan. 24 at 10:30am & 7:30pm
Miramar Regional Park
16801 Miramar Pkwy
Miramar, FL
Tickets prices range from $16 – $35. Children under 1 are free.
Tickets Online
www.UniverSoulcircus.com

UniverSoul Circus is now celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a return to South Florida. This high tech state-of-the-art production, features amazing acts highlighting excellence in artistry from around the globe. Considered one of the world’s top rated and most interactive circuses, UniverSoul showcases the perfect blend of music, theater and circus acts, along with a unique brand of comedy allowing audiences of all ages have fun while becoming a part of the show, which also offers a progressively urban and international flavor.

Some of the acts this year include:
· High wire act from Colombia
· The Olate Dogs from Chile (winners of the 2012 America’s Got Talent)
· Extreme motorcycle riders in the Globe of Death from Colombia
· Contortionists from Ethiopia
· Wuhan Flying Trapeze from China
· Polish Hand Balance Act from Poland
· The famous Barreda Elephants
· Stilt walkers and puppets from Trinidad
· Clowns from South Africa, Guinea West Africa, featuring Miami’s own Onionhead
and much more.

“Twenty years ago, UniverSoul Circus started as a dream,” said CEO and Founder Cedric Walker. “From a single tour stop in 1994, to amassing a worldwide audience of millions, our steady growth, popularity and critical acclaim has exceeded my wildest expectations. We not only ran away with the circus, we created one. My dream of producing a singular entertainment event for the entire family to enjoy has turned into a reality, ten-fold,” Walker added. The City of Miramar is proud sponsor of UniverSoul Circus.

Beauty and Wellness Red Carpet Event and Fashion Show 10/19/13

Beauty and Wellness Red Carpet Event and Fashion Show
Saturday, 10/19/2013 – 01:00 pm – 06:00 pm
1374110_10151878995876460_1682425638_nHampton Inn and Suites
10990 Marks Way,
Miramar, Florida 33025
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Cost:

Join us at the Beauty and Wellness Red Carpet Event and Fashion Show on Saturday, October 19, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for an afternoon of beauty, fashion, great raffle giveaways, and fun featuring a live extreme makeover and a fashion showcase by designers JB Couture by Judith Barnes and Henrry Meza Designs celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Early bird tickets are $10, and general admission is $15. Event is held rain or shine. Exhibit Vendor Tables are available. Please contact Fatima Coello at 305-753-1224 or Aida Vilches at 786-454-6385 to reserve.

Bob Marley The Making of a Legend 6/27/13

Bob Marley The Making of a Legend
Thursday, 06/27/2013, 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bob-MarleyMiramar Cultural Art Center
Miramar Cultural Center 2400 Civic Center Place Miramar, FL 33025,
2400 Civic Center Place Miramar,, Florida 33025
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

JOIN COMMUNITY BUILDERS HDC IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CITY OF MIRAMAR IN CELEBRATING CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend

Join our Executive Director Chief Nathaniel B. Styles Jr., as he brings Esther Anderson to Miramar Cultural Center Arts Park, to celebrate Caribbean America Heritage Month!

The evening will feature a GREAT Film about a time and a place >>>> A MUST SEE & it’s a GIFT!! FREE, COMPLIMENTS OF THE CITY OF MIRAMAR!>>> Request your ticket voucher >> Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend ~~~Thursday, June 27~~~

The film shows the Wailers’ first rehearsal, the launch of their international career with Get Up, Stand Up, I Shot the Sheriff and more!

Based on footage shot in the early seventies and lost for more than thirty years, NAACP Image Award winner Esther Anderson takes us on a journey to Jamaica and into 56 HOPE ROAD, Kingston, to see and hear the young BOB MARLEY before he was famous.

The film shows the Wailers’ first rehearsal, the launch of their international career with Get Up, Stand Up, I Shot the Sheriff and more!

The screening will be followed by a Question & Answer session with Actress/Producer/Filmmaker Esther Anderson and co-host High Chief Nathaniel B. Styles Jr.

The evening will be hosted by Hot 105’s Tanto Irie of Reggae Runnins!

Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place
Miramar, FL 33025

UniverSoul Circus in South Florida 2/5/13-2/10/13

UniverSoul Circus in South Florida
circusFebruary 5-10, 2013
Miramar Regional Park, located at 16801 Miramar
Parkway, Miramar, FL 33027.

Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5; 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 6-8; noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9; 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 2013.
Tickets: Tickets, ranging from $16 to $30.50, at
www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000. Children under 1 are Free.
www.universoulcircus.com
www.facebook.com/universoulcircus
www.twitter.com/universoulcirc

An Unforgettable Global Experience Of Circus Arts, Music, Dance And Style
2013 “U & Us Tour” – It Takes U To Make Us
Coming to its New Location at the Miramar Regional Park in South Florida,

UniverSoul Circus has created a big top thrill-ride infused with an unparalleled global mix of circus artistry, music, dance and style – all inspired by reflections of today’s global culture. The 2013 edition of UniverSoul Circus – the U & US Tour – featuring Shaolin Kung Fu acrobats from China, bone-breaking contortionists from Guinea, and a dazzling aerial ballet act from France and Brazil – will be performing from Feb. 5-10 at its new location, the Miramar Regional Park in South Florida.

There are amazing new acts with UniverSoul Circus appearing in South Florida for the first time in 2013. Get ready for the Vincent Clark a capella Singers, Heaven Beat Box, and a Magic Cat Comedy act featuring live Tigers.

“At UniverSoul Circus, we’re one big happy family – and that includes our fans,” said Founder and President Cedric Walker. “This year’s production is entitled the U & US Tour because it takes U to make US – includes 13 world class acts from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas – all coming together to create an unforgettable entertainment experience for the entire family.”

Creative Team
The show’s creative team includes Walker, who regularly travels the globe to find amazing talent, and award winning live entertainment production designer Tom Marzullo. Marzullo has designed and/or managed the production of major international tours for some of the biggest names in show business, including T-Pain, KISS, Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Prince. Marzullo designed, produced and managed the production for Justin Bieber’s international My World Tour, which earned Marzullo the 2010 Tour Link Top Dog Award for Production Manager of the Year.

Tour de Broward 2/24/13

Tour de Broward
Sunday, 02/24/2013, 07:00 am – 01:00 pm
Miramar Regional Park
16801 Miramar Pkwy ,
Miramar, Florida 33027
Webpage Link

Tour de Broward offers a variety of unique activities that give everyone a chance to participate in the event of their choice. Cyclists can participate in a 50k or 100k ride, runners can sign up for a timed 5k, and families can do the 3K walk/run together. The event also features a Power of Play Kid Zone where children get the chance to participate in sports related activities, interactive games and more.

Tour de Broward will take place at Miramar Regional Park, from 7am to 1pm on Sunday, February 24th. Tickets range from $10-$40 and participants can register online at http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1042874. For more information on the organization visit http://www.tourdebroward.com.

Santa Claus to Make a Special Appearance at Miramar Winn-Dixie Store 12/19/12

Santa Claus to Make a Special Appearance at Miramar Winn-Dixie Store
Wednesday, 12/19/2012, 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
WD-Santa-Appearance-2012-Store-250Winn-Dixie
17101 Miramar Parkway,
Miramar, Florida 33027
Facebook Link

He’s making a list and checking it twice and kids in South Florida will have a chance to show him they’ve been extra nice – Santa Claus is coming to town! The jolly man in red is making a special appearance at select Winn-Dixie stores. Children will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with Santa, as well as enjoy milk and cookies, festive food tastings, giveaways and more.

Broward County Sheriff’s Community Day: Miramar, Florida

Yesterday I was headed to Home Depot to buy a new garbage disposal. Yeah, I know. Saturday Fun Day! On the way across Miramar Parkway, I saw some of those digital signs set up by the police, advertising a meet Sheriff Al Lamberti and Chief Keith Dunn event at Super Target. My kids read the sign too and asked if they could go, mainly so they could chat about Pokemon cards inside. And I said OK. I guess the point of an event like this is to showcase the local and county police departments, while being accessible to the community citizens in a fun and easy-going environment.

On the far side of Target’s parking lot was a pretty impressive display of police talents and vehicles. I personally loved the old-fashioned Miramar police car (and its engine). Yes, a cop was stationed next to it supervising. The sports car and souped-up muscle cars revving were also pretty cool. There were also children painting a fire truck right next to it.

Moving on, my children both loved the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of a Broward Sheriff’s helicopter! We learned about the bomb squad robot and were able to control the camera on it. Anyone for a chance to stand on and poke your head out of a Swat Team armored vehicle? Damn Straight!

Mounted Police? Yeah, but for some reason my kids didn’t want to rub the horses’ heads. We were on our way inside when we saw that Target had a person dressed like their mascot Bullseye. My little one ran away from it (like he did to Chuck E Cheese today), and when the mascot threw its arms up in disbelief, I gave it a big hug! I think that shocked the dog! Also shocking, my children skipped the free cotton candy. Hmmm. Very fun.

Inside, some informational booths, some chicken by Chick-fil-A, and a bunch of media stuff. You never saw so many police officers in one place. Good thing they were all so friendly. Nice impromptu (for us) event.

 

Summer Grilling Event at Miramar Winn-Dixie 6/30/12

Summer Grilling Event at Miramar Winn-Dixie
Sat., June 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Winn-Dixie Store #250
17101 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
COST: FREE

To kick-off summer, Winn-Dixie invites the community to learn creative, fun and exciting new grilling ideas that will turn any cook into a BBQ super star! Shoppers will have a chance to enter a raffle for the opportunity to win a delicious three course Caribbean Grill meal, prepared during the event by Miramar Winn-Dixie Chef Rey. The Pembroke Pines YMCA Family Center will also be on-site, grilling food and bagging groceries for charity. Children can enjoy face painting, summer safety tips and more.

Vizcaya Park Grand Opening in Miramar

Vizcaya Park in Miramar was officially opened this past weekend. I’ve been chronicling the park’s construction over the past few years, as it’s been turned from a desert where we used to fly kites to the awesome park it is today. And these past few years are just the tip of the waiting. For a decade or more, including all the time I’ve lived in the nearby Vizcaya community, Commissioner Troy Samuels has been pushing for the creation of this park.

On Saturday, he got his wish as Mayor Lori Moseley opened the park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Vizcaya Park is located at the end of Honey Hill Road, west of Flamingo, 14200 SW 55th Street, right on the county line. There are several fields for soccer and baseball, playgrounds, basketball courts, and a community center. The Mayor explained that the building and entire facilities were made to be on the cutting edge environmentally. The building, for example, was built with 20% recycled materials, and the fields and drainage systems were designed to maximize water usage.

I personally can’t wait to visit frequently, probably to use the game room and beat my kids in foosball. There are banquet rooms available and a computer room as well. And there will be some clubs and summer camps meeting there. Here is the website for Miramar Parks in general, as I didn’t see that the park has its own website yet. The number to call for more information about Vizcaya Park, according to the resident letter, is (954) 602-3167.

 

Learn How To Start Your Own Social Enterprise 5/5/12

Learn How To Start Your Own Social Enterprise
Saturday May 5th at 11:00am
Miramar Regional library
2050 Civic Center Place
Miramar, FL. 33025.

Join The Honey Project to create and leave your Legacy.
Experience a motivational and inspirational seminar on how to launch your new business now and pursue your dreams.
Call 954-323-6717 ext. 4 or email at lead@leaderofnow.com

SMS Research Foundation hosts Sienna’s Steps 5K Run/Walk 5/19/12

SMS Research Foundation hosts Sienna’s Steps 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Memorial Hospital Miramar
1901 Southwest 172nd Avenue
Miramar.

The Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS) Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, hosts the Third Annual Sienna’s Steps 5K Run/Walk.

The 5K run/walk course is USATF certified and will be officially timed by Split Second Timing. Awards will be presented to winners in each age division for both male and female. The event, sponsored by Memorial Hospital Miramar, will be Emcee’d by EO Entertainment and include breakfast for all participants immediately following the race. Each pre-registered participant will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag. Race fees are $25.00 for pre-registered participants and $30.00 for race day registration.

To register for the 5K Run/Walk please visit www.siennasteps.com or www.SMSResearchFoundation.org. Participants can also set up an individual fundraising page for the 5K Run/Walk by clicking on “Become a Fundraiser” during the registration process. For any questions, please call Missy Longman at 305.525.9678. Participants are encouraged to pre-register. Pre-registered participants can pick up their packets on Friday, May 17th at Runner’s Depot located in the Promenade Plaza at 2233 South University Drive, Davie, FL 33324. Participants can also pick up their packets at the race location the morning of the event. Same day registration begins at 6:30 am and will conclude at 7:15 am. The race will begin promptly at 7:30 am.

Sienna Rose, daughter of Missy and Dan Longman, was born on May 21, 2006. After undergoing open-heart surgery at just four weeks old, she was diagnosed with a rare and chromosomal disorder called Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS). Since then, Sienna has undergone eight more surgeries for various medical complications associated with the syndrome. She maintains a daily routine of intensive physical, occupational and speech therapies. Sienna’s parents, along with Jennifer and Chris Iannuzzi, whose daughter was also diagnosed with SMS, founded The SMS Research Foundation in June 2010. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the knowledge and understanding of SMS so that viable therapeutic options can be developed to improve the quality of life for those diagnosed with SMS. The SMS Research Foundation awarded their first grant of $50,000 on May 1, 2011.

Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a chromosomal disorder characterized by a recognizable pattern of physical, behavioral, and development features. It is caused by a missing piece of genetic material from chromosome 17. It is estimated that SMS occurs in 1 out of 25,000 births. SMS is under-diagnosed, but as awareness increases, the number of people identified grows every year. To learn more about the SMS Research Foundation, please visit www.SMSResearchFoundation.org.

Miramar’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt

This Sunday, April 8, 2012, Calvary Fellowship will host Miramar’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt.  In fact, they will hold two Easter Egg Hunts, one after each service. An iPod Touch will be given away at both hunts as well, which is pretty cool.

The egg hunts take place following both the 10 am and 1130 am services. Here is the invitation to both the service and the egg hunts.

Calvary Fellowship services take place at Everglades High School, 17100 SW 48 CT, Miramar FL 33027. I’ll be there and promise to post some pictures here afterward.

Complete Taxes and Services Health and Wellness Community Day 12/17/11

Complete Taxes and Services to Host Health and Wellness Community Day
Saturday, December 17, 12noon-4pm
Complete Taxes and Services offices and parking lot
8844 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL

Complete Taxes and Services will host a “Community Day”. Complete Taxes and Services has partnered with Broward County Health Department and Memorial Health Care Services to provide a free mini health clinic that will consist of free testing and screenings. There will also be a kids zone that will include a bounce house, cotton candy, face painting and music. In addition Reaching U Network Inc. will provide information about how to help individuals that are facing foreclosures.

Complete Taxes and Services is full service professional tax office that provides an extensive range of tax services and solutions to their clients. They have earned a reputation for quality, reliable and personal service. Complete Taxes and Services is small enough to respond the individual needs of their clients, yet possess the resources needed to handle the most complex and sophisticated tax challenges that their clients may be faced with.

They are excited about to be entering into their second year of servicing the City of Miramar community and look forward to really connecting with our surrounding community with additional community events through the 2012 tax season.

Cultural Nights at Ana G. Mendez University System-Miramar Campus 8/16/11

Cultural Nights
8/16/10, 7:00 PM
Ana G. Mendez University System-Miramar Campus
Miramar Park of Commerce
3520 Enterprise Way
Miramar, FL 33025

RSVP: 954-885-5595 Ext. 8511
www.suagm.edu/southflorida
*Program will be in Spanish

www.suagm.edu/southflorida

Join us for “Undrawn”‘s official launch on Aug. 16, 2011, hosted by Ana G. Mendez University System and “Mujeres Latinas Impulsando Mujeres Latinas”. The author will read an excerpt of the book and sign copies.

SUAGM Celebrates National Library Week 2011 6/14/11

SUAGM Celebrates National Library Week 2011!
June 14, 2011, 7:00 PM
Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez
Miramar Park of Commerce
3520 Enterprise Way
Miramar, FL 33025

Featuring Priscila Negrón (Poems), Leonardo Ochoa (Guitar), Manuel Salazar (Short Stories) and the special presentation of professor Arturo Vegas’ class and their latest film, La pobre viejecita (film-adaptation-The poor old lady)

www.suagm.edu/southflorida

Movie Release Party for Crystal-Lee Naomi 4/26/11

Movie Release Party for Crystal-Lee Naomi
Tuesday April 26, 11 pm
Elle’s Lounge
12312 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, Fl 33025

Local Love
Movie Release Party for “The Magic Ribbon” Starring Miami’s Own Crystal-Lee Naomi
PMG

Pinnacle Marketing Group (PMG)
“Local Love” Tuesdays at Elle’s Lounge

Smith-Magenis Syndrome (Sms) Research Foundation Hosts The 2nd Annual Sienna’s Steps 5k Run/Walk 5/21/11

On Saturday, May 21, 2011, the Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS) Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, will host the Second Annual Sienna’s Steps 5K Run/Walk at Memorial Hospital Miramar.

Sienna Rose, daughter of Missy and Dan Longman, was born on May 21, 2006. After undergoing open-heart surgery at just four weeks old, she was diagnosed with a rare and chromosomal disorder called Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS). Since then, Sienna has undergone eight more surgeries for various medical complications associated with the syndrome. She maintains a daily routine of intensive physical, occupational and speech therapies. Sienna’s parents, along with Jennifer and Chris Iannuzzi, whose daughter was also diagnosed with SMS, founded The SMS Research Foundation in June 2010. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the knowledge and understanding of SMS so that viable therapeutic options can be developed to improve the quality of life for those diagnosed with SMS.

Calling All Fitness Enthusiasts! Smith-Magenis Syndrome (Sms) Research Foundation Hosts The 2nd Annual Sienna’s Steps 5k Run/Walk

On Saturday, May 21, 2011, the Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS) Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, will host the Second Annual Sienna’s Steps 5K Run/Walk at Memorial Hospital Miramar located at 1901 Southwest 172nd Avenue in Miramar.

The 5K run/walk course is USATF certified and will be officially timed by Split Second Timing. Awards will be presented to winners in each age division for both male and female. The event, sponsored by Memorial Hospital Miramar, will be Emcee’d by EO Entertainment and include breakfast for all participants immediately following the race. Each pre-registered participant will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag. Race fees are $25.00 for pre-registered participants and $30.00 for race day registration. To register for the 5K Run/Walk please visit www.siennasteps.com or www.SMSResearchFoundation.org.

Participants can also set up an individual fundraising page for the 5K Run/Walk by clicking on “Become a Fundraiser” during the registration process. The person who raises the most money will be awarded with a suite for the Alegria Cirque du Soleil performance at the BankAtlantic Center which includes 24 tickets and underground VIP parking. For any questions, please call Missy Longman at 305.525.9678. Participants are encouraged to pre-register. Pre-registered participants can pick up their packets on May 20th at Runner’s Depot located in the Promenade Plaza at 2233 South University Drive, Davie, FL 33324. Participants can also pick up their packets at the race location the morning of the event. Same day registration begins at 6:30 am and will conclude at 7:15 am. The race will begin promptly at 7:30 am.

Sienna Rose, daughter of Missy and Dan Longman, was born on May 21, 2006. After undergoing open-heart surgery at just four weeks old, she was diagnosed with a rare and chromosomal disorder called Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS). Since then, Sienna has undergone eight more surgeries for various medical complications associated with the syndrome. She maintains a daily routine of intensive physical, occupational and speech therapies. Sienna’s parents, along with Jennifer and Chris Iannuzzi, whose daughter was also diagnosed with SMS, founded The SMS Research Foundation in June 2010. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the knowledge and understanding of SMS so that viable therapeutic options can be developed to improve the quality of life for those diagnosed with SMS. The SMS Research Foundation will award their first grant of $50,000 on May 1, 2011.

Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a chromosomal disorder characterized by a recognizable pattern of physical, behavioral, and development features. It is caused by a missing piece of genetic material from chromosome 17. It is estimated that SMS occurs in 1 out of 25,000 births. SMS is under-diagnosed, but as awareness increases, the number of people identified grows every year. To learn more about the SMS Research Foundation, please visit www.SMSResearchFoundation.org.

Seeking Designers, Performing Artist, Vendors and Sponsors 3/11/11

Seeking Designers, Performing Artist, Vendors and Sponsors
March 11, 2011, 9a.m.
Hampton Inn Miramar, Fl

Webpage.

The hottest fashion show in town is scheduled to splash down August 26th & 27th. For 6 years in a row audiences have OOH’d and AWW’d at the amazing designs, performances and deals at vendor’s tables. This year the spectators are begging for more. The 7th annual Fashion Splash is seeking designers, talent, sponsors and vendors. For more information and packages email TesiaPoulos@FirstClassProductionsInc.com or surf your way over to WWW.FirstClassProductionsinc.com & www.fashionsplash.webnode.com for footage and photos from prior shows. Don’t let this opportunity slip away.

Miramar International Arts – Fest/2011 3/27/11

Miramar International Arts – Fest/2011
Sunday March 27th, 2011, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Crosstown Shoppes Skylight Dome
3448 Red road Miramar,Fl 33025
www.cacfl.org
Facebook Evite.

LE P’TI CLUB arts, entertainment & cultural organization (non-profit) will commemorate the 1st Anniversary of “LE P’TI CLUB DAY” in Miramar. This day was proclaimed by Miramar Mayor Lori Moseley last year.

This year’s celebration will take place on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the Crosstown Skylight Dome, located at 3448 Red Road, Miramar, FL 33025. In collaboration with the Community Access Center, this event will increase the awareness of the connection between community and culture, and how the arts plays an important role in creating a wonderful bridge between both.

Artists will exhibit and perform during the event. There will be also the Haiti post-earthquake photographic display by Fotokonbit. Le P’Ti Club will also present an exciting calendar of events slated for 2011.

Support and participation from the community is strongly desired. This is a free event and all are welcomed.

Art exhibition by Sean Glenn & Robin White starting at 4:00pm until 6:30pm Art collectors best time to tour the exhibiton

Photography display by Fotokonbit
Haiti post earthquake

Music jam by: DJ Francois & DJ Alex

Cultural performances of:
Dance
Fashion & Hair show
Carnival costumes presentation

Food & Refreshments for a small fee

Free Admission

Contact: Jimmy # 754 423-6465
lepeticlub@aol.com
www.espacebrandt.com
www.cacfl.org

Press And Media Invitation:
-Sun Sentinel
-Miami Herald
-Broward Times
-Nbc6
-Sun Sentinel/Tribune Tv
-Wpbt2
-Uvu
-Island Tv
-Florida International Magazine

A Sip of Wine A Taste of Heaven 2/26/11

A Sip of Wine…A Taste of Heaven
Feb. 26th, 7pm
Miramar Town Center
2200 Civic Center Place
Miramar, FL 33025
www.miramarpembrokepines.org

7th annual food & wine event
Sample over 30 restaurants and caterers
Wines courtesy of Premier Beverage
Martini Bar
Live Band
Over 100 items in our Silent Auction and artwork and jewelry

tickets are $45 for the main event on Feb. 26th
$55 for the VIP event on Feb. 17th & the main event Feb. 26th

log on to www.miramarpembrokepines.org for tickets

Health, Wealth and Entrepreneurship Women’s Conference 2011 3/10/11

Health, Wealth and Entrepreneurship Conference
A day of information and inspiration for women of all cultures

Thursday, March 10, 2011
8:00 a.m. Registration check-in & continental breakfast
8:45 a.m. Welcome session and introductions
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Program panels and speakers

South Florida Campus of Ana G. Méndez University System
Miramar Park of Commerce
3520 Enterprise Way
Miramar FL 33025
www.suagm.edu/southflorida

Follow the conversation on Twitter @suagmflorida via #suagmwomen to stay up to date with new information leading up to, and even during, the event

Updates will also be posted on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/suagmflorida

Health, Wealth and Entrepreneurship Conference
A day of information and inspiration for women of all cultures

Register Now
Sign Up For Our Early Bird Special For $25!
Registration is $50 per person in advance or $65 at the door.
It includes a full-day attendance, continental breakfast and box lunch.

The conference features four sessions that will offer a mix of practical advice, audience discussions and uplifting messages. Experts in health, wealth, entrepreneurship and technology will lead the conversations.

This year’s conversation includes:
Health
– Taking the pulse of health news stories: What’s hype, what’s hope?
– Can you believe in what your mammogram tells you?
– How sweet it is: New inroads into preventing diabetes
– Don’t pay at the pump: keeping your heart healthier

Wealth
– A mattress for your money: Is the lack of interest by the banks killing your savings? Where to turn.
– What kind of economy is going to emerge? How can we position for success?
– Corporate responsibility & women at the table

Entrepreneurship
– Bartering your small business into something bigger
– Emerging markets & opportunities
– How we grew (census): Florida gains seats. Economic Implications.

Emerging Technology
– Adding another E to H, W, E: How new technologies are turning the virtual into what works for your health, wealth and entrepreneurship.

Sponsorship opportunities still available.
For more information call Yvonne Gonzalez, 954.885.5595, prompt 2, extension 8547,
yvgonzalez@suagm.edu

Thursday, March 10: this date is for YOU!

Our experts will share the answers to the 10 Most Important Questions for Women in 2011 and more.

Starlent Performing Arts Hosts Auditions for New TV Show at Miramar Cultural Center 12/20/10

Starlent Performing Arts Hosts Auditions for New TV Show at Miramar Cultural Center
Monday, December 20, 2010, 5:00PM
Miramar Cultural Center
2300 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025
www.miramarculturalcenter.org

Starlent Performing Arts is holding auditions for a new TV show that will be filmed at the Miramar Cultural Center, seeking performers between the ages of 8 to 24. Celebrity-judged casting auditions for main and supporting characters will be held on Monday, December 20 at 5 p.m.

Performers are asked to prepare a minute and a half (90 seconds) of one or more of the following based on talent and preference: *Monologue (Prepare two monologues showing contrasting characters if you are not singing/dancing) Song or Dance.

The judges are as follows.

• Vice President of Slip N Slide Records Julian Boothe who represents Rick Ross, Plies, Jagged Edge, and many more.
• President of Time Is Money Records Sean Kingston
• Recording artist Black Dada whose hit singles are “Imma Zoe” and “My Baby.”
• Grammy-nominated composer and music producer J-Vibe with hit records “Heaven Sent” by Keyshia Cole and “Come Over” by Estelle featuring Sean Paul among others.
• Renowned vocal coach and vocal producer Anita Wilson who has been featured on Jay Leno, Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman and Regis & Kathie Lee for her work with Whitney Houston, Betty Wright, John Secada, Backstreet Boys and Gloria Estefan.

The cast of the 13-week series will change every 13 weeks and show topics will focus on teenage issues including: Bullying, dating, peer pressure, and more. The focus is on the kids with teachers and parents as their guides.

For more information, visit miramarculturalcenter.org or starlent.org.

Miss Runway 2011 Recruitment Seminar 1/8/11

Miss Runway 2011 Recruitment Seminar
January 8, 2011, 1pm-4pm
Hampton Inn & Suites
10990 Marks Way Miramar, Fl 33025
www.missrunwaycompetition.com

Save the date January 8, 2011 for the recruitment seminar at the Hampton Inn & Suites 10990 Marks Way Miramar, Fl 33025 1pm-4pm for aspiring models ages 3-38 and models with curves sizes 12-24.

Are you the next Miss Runway in your age division?
Do you have a signature walk? are you able to rip the runway? are you able to showcase the best beach, creative/fantasy and evening wear? are you ready to win the title, crown, sash, trophy, all paid expense professional photo shoot, the opportunity to model in or attend New York Fashion Week, compete in Hairtopia Model Search Miami and DC, casting updates, entry in the perfect picture photo contest for mini, tiny and tween divisions, fabulous prizes and receive tons of exposure with some paid bookings?

Then send your name, age, contact number and two photos to missrunwaycompetition@yahoo.com and join the network site to receive updates on the current winners at www.missrunwaycompetition.ning.com.

There is no fee to attend the recruitment seminar, however fees are required to enter the competition during the open casting.Fees will be discussed during the recruitment seminar or you may contact our office at 800-490-9632 Ext to speak with the Director Sunnie Morrison.

Good Luck and we will see you on the runway

You will meet and greet current and past winners, witness a fashion show featuring the winners, see video of miss runway 2010 and compete in runway wars to win a $20 voucher for the entry fee in the competition.

Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez-Talleres de Desarrollo Profesional 12/15/10

Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez-Talleres de Desarrollo Profesional
Ana G. Méndez University System-Professional Development Workshops
December 15, 2010, 6:30 p.m. — 9:30 p.m.
Ana G. Méndez University System Miramar Campus
Miramar Park of Commerce, 3520 Enterprise Way, Miramar, FL 33025

www.suagm.edu/southflorida

Don’t miss the opportunity to register for Ana G. Méndez University Systems’Professional Development Workshops!

To confirm your attendance, please call Ana G. Méndez University System’s Learning Resources Center at 954-885-5595 Ext. 8511

Ana G. Méndez University System December Cultural Conversations 12/14/10

Ana G. Méndez University System invites you to its December Cultural Conversations
El Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez lo invita a su Coloquio Cultural de Diciembre
12/14/2010, 7:00 PM
Ana G. Méndez University System Miramar Campus
Miramar Park of Commerce
3520 Enterprise Way
Miramar, FL 33025
www.suagm.edu/southflorida

Rodrigo de la Luz young writers of the Cuban exile and he will vising our campus to share his publications and talk about the beauty of hispanic language and literature. Please join us to enjoy exquisite prose and have a coffee among friends!

Ana G.Méndez University System-Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month 10/19/10

Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez-Celebra el mes de CONCIENTIZACIÓN SOBRE EL CÁNCER | Ana G.Méndez University System-Celebrates BREAST CANCER AWARENESS Month
October 19, 2010, 7:00 PM
Ana G. Méndez University System-Miramar Campus
Miramar Park of Commerce
3520 Enterprise Way
Miramar, FL 33025
www.suagm.edu/southflorida

Ana G. Mendez University System invites cancer survivor Verna Donaldson to come educate our audience about breast cancer prevention, thru her own experience. She works with the American Cancer Society helping affected patients. She will visit the Learning Resources Center at our Miramar Please join us!
RSVP: 954-885-5595 Ext. 8511 www.suagm.edu/florida