4th of July Weekend Summer Sidewalk Sale at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens 7/3/20, 7/4/20, 7/5/20

4th of July Weekend Summer Sidewalk Sale at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
Friday, 07/03/2020-07/05/2020, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
527 SW 145th Terrace,
Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33027
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Cost:

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

Summer is in full effect which means it’s the perfect weather for a sidewalk sale! To celebrate the 4th of July weekend, the stores at the Shops at Pembroke Gardens will be taking their business to the streets with major savings during this three-day-long event including up to 70% off retail stores, along with the reopening of Sur La Table, Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works. The sale will take place on Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 5th from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

4th of July at Brimstone Woodfire Grill – Pembroke Pines 7/4/20

4th of July at Brimstone Woodfire Grill – Pembroke Pines
Saturday, 07/04/2020-, 06:00 pm-11:00 pm
Brimstone Woodfire Grill – Pembroke Pines
14575 SW 5th St,
Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33027
Eventbrite
Cost:

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

No fireworks, no problem! Get to Brimstone Woodfire Grill on Saturday, July 4th as we celebrate our community and all that makes it special with a socially distanced BBQ Block Party happening from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. The outdoor barbecue will feature live music from BGGM Productions and food and drink specials all day long. Don’t forget to reserve your table online at brimstonewoodfiregrill.com and RSVP to the block party.

In Between Exhibition, A BI-Level Solo Show, by Yochi Yakir-Avin 6/25/20-8/8/20

In Between Exhibition, A BI-Level Solo Show, by Yochi Yakir-Avin
Sunday, 06/25/2020-08/08/2020, 11:00 am-05:00 pm
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Cost:

This comprehensive solo exhibition is made possible through a CIP Grant awarded to Yochi Yakir-Avin by The Broward County Cultural Division. Additional support is provided by the exhibition host venue, The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Due to safety restrictions brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, the bi-level solo show will be experienced through a 360 degree interactive tour accompanied by virtual programming. In the event that the Frank reopens to the public between June 25 and August 8, In Between will be accessible to the public in person as well. As complementary community offerings, a video tutorial workshop on Transfer techniques and a virtual musical performance will be offered online during the exhibition.
In Between is a retrospective presenting select works created by Yakir-Avin between 2015-2020. The exhibition reflects her technical education in Israel and Italy, and displays Yakir-Avin’s ability to communicate clearly through both figuration and abstraction. Her command of multiple media and techniques is demonstrated through oil paintings on canvas, mixed media works on paper and wood, and sculptural pieces that walk the line between art object and everyday furnishings.
Conveyed via a masterfully limited palette, her subjects are framed against swathes of monochromatic color and emphasize notions of mood, place and implied narrative. Within her intimate mixed media pieces on paper and wood, the artist draws creative inspiration from her past and allows her memories to weave together to drive her practice forward. Through a tangible sense of vulnerability embedded in each of her works, the artist aims to offer hope, comfort and peace to the viewer – resulting in a subtle message of optimism that is necessary at all times, particularly now.

BrightStar Credit Union presents Small Business Survival Workshop 4/29/20

BrightStar Credit Union presents Small Business Survival Workshop
Wednesday, 04/29/2020 – 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Brighstar Credit Union
12405 Taft St
Pembroke Pines Florida 33028
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Things are rapidly shifting… you feel it, and so do we.

With everything that is happening in the world, it’s natural to feel unease and question what steps you can be taking today to help you overcome these challenges.

The most important thing for small businesses and entrepreneurs to do is to get the appropriate resources, tips, and tools that can help, says Randa Quraan, founder of Socially Loud. We want to make sure you have all that you need to prepare yourself and continue thriving in this new era we are in.

We have created a small business survival guide that includes tips, templates, social media examples, and more that each guest will receive a copy of at the end of the session. One guest will also Win a Visa Gift Card sponsored by BrightStar Credit Union to help out with some essentials.

St. Patrick’s Day at The Pub 3/17/20

St. Patrick’s Day at The Pub
Tuesday, 03/17/2020 – 02:00 pm – 12:00 am
St. Patrick’s Day at The Pub
14575 SW 5th St,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Website
Cost: This is a free event.

Still in the mood to party on St. Patrick’s Day? The Pub will celebrate the festivities with their Celtic menu Features and all day drink specials. Enjoy live bagpipes and music by DJ Angelo and DJ Hans starting at 2 p.m.

Pub Paddy Block Party at The Pub 3/14/20

Pub Paddy Block Party at The Pub
Saturday, 03/14/2020 – 02:00 pm – 02:00 am
The Pub
14539 SW 5th St,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33029
Website
Cost: $10

The Pub is hosting their 11th annual Pub Paddy Block Party at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens. Plan to party all day and well into the morning as The Pub celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with green beer, Celtic food specials, drink specials and live DJs from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Lululemon Yoga for International Women’s Day 3/8/20

Lululemon Yoga for International Women’s Day
Sunday, 03/08/2020 – 09:30 am – 10:30 am
Lululemon
14564 SW 5th St,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
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Cost:

Celebrate International Women’s Day and the opening of the latest Lululemon South Florida store with a complimentary all-levels yoga class starting at 9:30 am. The one hour class will be hosted by Yoga Connection of Pembroke Pines. Women are putting in the extra effort and sweat to move the needle towards a more equal future. Step in with curiosity and emerge feeling connected, empowered, and inspired to ignite change!

International Women’s Day at Brimstone Woodfire Grill 3/8/20

International Women’s Day at Brimstone Woodfire Grill
Sunday, 03/08/2020 – 11:30 am – 03:00 pm
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th St,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Website
Cost:

For International Women’s Day celebrate the women in your life at Brimstone Woodfire Grill with a special brunch menu. Ladies can enjoy $22 bottomless mimosas or $6 mimosas from 11:30am to 3pm.

International Women’s Day at The Brass Tap 3/8/20

International Women’s Day at The Brass Tap
Sunday, 03/08/2020 – 11:00 pm – 03:00 pm
The Brass Tap
624 SW 145th Terrace,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
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Cost:

The Brass Tap will be honoring women this International Women’s Day with a special brunch menu. Ladies can enjoy $4 Biermosas and $6 Mimosas with the purchase of any entree from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Networking Social 2/26/20

Networking Social
Wednesday, 02/26/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th St,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Website
Cost: This is a free event.

Calling all Business Professionals! Make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection. Light appetizers & complimentary beer or wine will be served. Don’t forget your business cards!

For more information please call Brimstone Woodfire Grill at (954) 430-2333.

Couples Game Night & Dinner at Brimstone Woodfire Grill 2/12/20

Couples Game Night & Dinner at Brimstone Woodfire Grill
Wednesday, 02/12/2020 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th St,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Website
Cost: $150

Come experience a new way of dining with our Couple’s Game Night. Executive Chef Julio Martinez has created a special 3-Course menu just for the occasion paired with organic wines. Following this decadent dinner, a game show host will lead you in a hilarious couple’s game that is sure to bring fun, laughs, and high spirits. The cost is $150 per couple, and the fun starts at 7pm.

Reservations and tickets are available by calling Brimstone Woodfire Grill at (954) 430-2333.

Valentine’s Day at Brimstone Woodfire Grill 2/14/20

Valentine’s Day at Brimstone Woodfire Grill
Friday, 02/14/2020 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th St,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Website
Cost:

Join us to celebrate love, unity and friendship! Featuring live entertainment, cocktail specials and chocolate covered strawberries. Let’s toast to a night filled with romance.

For more information please call Brimstone Woodfire Grill at (954) 430-2333.

Ugly Sweater Party at Brimstone Woodfire Grill 12/21/19

Ugly Sweater Party at Brimstone Woodfire Grill
Saturday, 12/21/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th St,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Website
Cost: This is a free event.

It’s time to eat, drink, and be merry this holiday season with Brimstone Woodfire Grill’s Ugly Sweater Party! On Saturday, December 21st make sure to dig through your closet and get out your most festive holiday sweater to (jingle bell) rock the night away in. But, it’s definitely not the most wonderful time of the year without food and drink specials all night long!

The Fungus Comedy Tour at Gypsy Moon Vapin Brews 11/23/19

The Fungus Comedy Tour at Gypsy Moon Vapin Brews
Saturday, 11/23/2019 – 11/23/2019 08:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Gypsy Moon Vapin Brews
16642 Sheridan Street,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028
Eventbrite
Cost: $15

Funny-All Stars presents…

The Fungus Comedy Tour.

The Fungus is a Miami based comedy group composed of Abe Perez (Instagram: @theabeperez); Reginald Desjardins (Instagram: @blackdadaist); and Mateo Rodriguez (Instagram: @mateo_305). This trio brings to their audiences an alternative fresh sense of humor.

Special Guest host: Jesse Cohen

Tickets:

$15 Single Fungi (Admit 1)
$20 Double Fungus (2 Admissions)
$50 Fungus Cluster (Reserved booth for 4)

Doors Open: 8:00 P.M.
Show Starts: 9:00 P.M.

All sales final
Must be 18+ Older
Explicit language
No taping or recording allowed
Reserved seats must arrive by showtime 9:00 P.M.

Healthy Cooking Class at Brimstone Woodfire Grill 10/10/19

Healthy Cooking Class at Brimstone Woodfire Grill
Thursday, 10/10/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th Street,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Website
Cost: $25.00

Join us at Brimstone for a lesson with Chef Julio on healthy cooking. A nutritionist will be available to give you tips and tricks on healthy eating! A portion of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Broward Walk.

Tickets are $25 and reservations must be made by calling the restaurant to reserve your spot. 954.430.2333

Full Menu:
Mediterranean Kale Salad
+Green Kale, Garbanzo beans, cucumbers, tomatoes Lemon Vinaigrette

Second Course
Bake Garlic Rosemary Skewers
+Rosemary Marinated Shrimp Skewers serve with Citrus Quinoa and poached asparagus

Third Course
Poached Pear
+Wine Poach Pear served with Ricotta Cheese and Maple Syrup

Subaru of Pembroke Pines Dog Appreciation Pawty 10/20/19

Subaru of Pembroke Pines Dog Appreciation Pawty
Sunday, 10/20/2019 – 10/20/2019 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Subaru of Pembroke Pines
Subaru of Pembroke Pines, 16100 Pines Boulevard Pembroke Pines,,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Website
Cost: Free

Come one, Come all, to the 4th Annual Subaru of Pembroke Pines Dog Appreciation Pawty, sponsored by Craig Zinn, and the Craig Zinn Automotive Group. Join us on Sunday, October 20th from noon to 3 pm and enjoy complimentary BBQ, Dog Adoptions, FREE tail-wagging dog-themed activities, contest, raffles and much more. It’s going to be pawsome for the entire family, including your dogs. Plus, you get to meet on-air personality GiGi Diaz from 939mia variety from the 80s, 90s, and today, while you check-out some dog gone great savings on a wide selection of new and pre-owned Subarus. All festivities are brought to you courtesy of Subaru of Pembroke Pines, where customers always enjoy #AmaZINNAutomotiveExperiences!

Lexus of Pembroke Pines presents, the Breast Cancer Awareness Soirée 10/13/19

Lexus of Pembroke Pines presents, the Breast Cancer Awareness Soirée
Sunday, 10/13/2019 – 10/13/2019 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Lexus of Pembroke Pines
16150 Pines Blvd,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Website
Cost: Free

Lexus of Pembroke Pines presents, the Breast Cancer Awareness Soirée, benefiting the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event.” Please join Craig Zinn and the Craig Zinn Automotive Group in the fight against breast cancer. Mix and mingle while supporting a worthy cause and enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We invite both men and women to wear a decorated bra and enter the “Breast Dressed” contest for a chance to win three top prizes. While you’re here, participate in the raffle, and join the CZAG Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Team (CLICK HERE) Dress code: Casual Chic, a splash of PINK if possible. If you have any questions, please call 954.443.2020, or to register for the event visit lexusofpembrokepines.com.

2nd Annual Subaru Of Pembroke Pines Operation Kidsafe In Partnership With Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital 8/25/19

2nd Annual Subaru Of Pembroke Pines Operation Kidsafe In Partnership With Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital
Sunday, 08/25/2019 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Subaru of Pembroke Pines
16100 Pines Boulevard Pembroke Pines,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Website
Cost: Free

Subaru of Pembroke Pines, Florida´s #1 Volume Subaru Store according to Subaru of America’s Sales Data 2018, owned and operated by Craig Zinn and the Craig Zinn Automotive Group will once again partner with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to host the 2nd Annual Subaru of Pembroke Pines Operation Kidsafe; a complimentary community event emceed by renown journalist and Radio personality, GiGi Diaz with a focus on safety education. During this event, the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital’s dedicated and caring staff and certified Child Safety Technicians will conduct workshops in car, bike, fire, water, sun, and home safety to help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries. The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Mobile Health Van will be onsite offering free essential health, and back to school screenings, and other services. Although the safety workshops will be the main event: event-goers will also enjoy games such as Wheel of Fortune, raffles, give-a-ways, as well as arts and crafts. Everyone will enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch courtesy of Subaru of Pembroke Pines which included a special kids menu complete with home-baked cookies, and ice cream. To register for the event, visit sppkidsafe.com.

Back to School Theme Party 8/10/19

Back to School Theme Party
Saturday, 08/10/2019 – 06:00 pm –
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th Street,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
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Cost:

Join us for our Back to School Luau Party! Celebrate the end of summer with us on Saturday, August 3rd at 6pm Dress up in your best luau attire and get ready for a night full of fun with live music and drink specials.

Bark N’ Brunch 7/27/19

Bark N’ Brunch
Saturday, 07/27/2019 – 11:30 am – 03:00 pm
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th Street,

Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Website
Cost:

Brimstone Pines is hosting their popular Bark N’ Brunch on Saturday, July 27th from 11:30am to 3pm and inviting pet lovers to bring their fur babies to the paw-ty. Pups can enjoy their very own complimentary Pupachino (alcohol-free of course) and different dishes from the Dog Menu like Awoof con pollo. Humans can dig into Brimstone favorites on the patio. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Paws 4 You, join and have a paw-some time!

Yoga on the Patio 7/20/19

Yoga on the Patio
Saturday, 07/20/2019 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th Street,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Website
Cost: Free

Join the Yoga on the Patio series this Saturday, July 20th and participate in this free, all levels, one-hour class. Yoga Connection will lead students through deep stretches and meditation. After the session, relax while sipping on a complimentary cocktail from Brimstone Pines.

Subaru of Pembroke Pines 2019 Forester Launch Event 2/15/19

Subaru of Pembroke Pines 2019 Forester Launch Event
Friday, 02/15/2019 – 02/15/2019 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Subaru of Pembroke Pines
Subaru of Pembroke Pines, 16100 Pines Boulevard Pembroke Pines,,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
RSVP / Register
Cost: FREE

Subaru of Pembroke Pines, Florida’s #1 Subaru Store* invites you to join us for an exclusive engagement, the Subaru of Pembroke Pines 2019 Forester Launch Event, taking place on Friday, February 15th from 6 pm to 9 pm. The all-new redesigned Subaru Forester, the ‘SUV for all you Love’ will be available for test drives, while you network with members of the South Florida Subaru community and enjoy FREE Paella dinner. The Forester has been redesigned to provide increased passenger and cargo room; this vehicle instills maximum confidence thanks to standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology† and standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Event-goers who register at SPPForesterEvent.com, or by calling 954.905.6435 will be entered into a no-purchase necessary drawing to win a grand Prize. And just for attending, while supplies last, you will receive FREE raffles prizes from premium brands like YETI®, Polaroid Originals, Pendleton®, BAGGU, TOPO Designs, Rumpl, Jade Yoga, and Klean Kanteen. We look forward to seeing you at our Subaru of Pembroke Pines 2019 Forester Launch Event, where you will begin your #AmaZINNAutomotiveExperiences! *According to Subaru of America Sales Data 2018

Sunset Yoga w/Smoothies 1/27/19

Sunset Yoga w/Smoothies
Sunday, 01/27/2019 – 01/27/2019 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Tasty Smoothies
7853 Pines Blvd.,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Website
Cost: 15.00

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Smoothies on Sunday’s Sunset

Something about doing Sunset Salutations that connects the soul positively to the Universe. With the balance of MIND and SPIRIT awareness; adding the healing of the BODY with a healthy smoothie from Tasty Smoothies is only right.

Herbal Teas served before the session for relaxation. Yoga session begins EXACTLY at Sunset, approximately 5:43pm. Smoothies served after.

MUST RSVP

Capacity: 25 people

Starting January 27, 2019 and every Sunday thereafter.

Tasty Smoothies- 7853 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Vibes start 5pm

RSVP ONLY: 25 ppl capacity
Eventbrite: www.smoothiesundays.eventbrite.com |
CashApp: $fabcevolution |
PayPal: fashionshowinternational@gmail.com

Suze Orman, Jillian Michaels and Clinton Kelly LIVE Ft Lauderdale 1/30/19

Suze Orman, Jillian Michaels and Clinton Kelly LIVE Ft Lauderdale
Wednesday, 01/30/2019 – 01/30/2019 08:00 am – 04:45 pm
Charles F Dodge City Center
601 City Center Way,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025
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Cost:

Suze Orman, Jillian Michaels and Clinton Kelly LIVE Ft Lauderdale Get Motivated! is a high energy, life changing day long event.

Take Charge of Your Life!
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS:
Suze Orman – America’s most recognized expert on Personal Finance

Jillian Michaels – America’s top Personal Trainer, Businesswoman, Author and Television Personality

Clinton Kelly – Co-Hosted What Not to Wear, Author, and Entrepreneur

Sharon Lechter – Co-Author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, Entrepreneur and only woman inducted into Personal Development Hall of Fame

Brian Forte – America’s most recognized and experienced Entrepreneurial Business Trainer

Come listen to World Renowned speakers for a day of Motivation and Inspiration speak on Motivation, Leadership, Business Skills, Personal Development, Sales, and more.

Get Motivated! Seminars have reached over 10 million people over the past 30 years and every Fortune 1000 company. Those that have graced our stage include 6 US Presidents, countless Heads of State, and the world’s most successful personalities from sports, media, politics, business, finance and entertainment.

Visit the Get Motivated! website to see scheduled lineup for your city.
Get Motivated! Seminars is energetic and entertaining and the most informative event that you will attend.
ONE DAY WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!

https://www.getmotivated.com/events/223
Phone #: 18009057780
Email: customerservice@getmotivated.com
January 30th 2019
08:00AM – 04:45 PM

Location: Charles F Dodge City Center
601 City Center Way
Pembroke Pines, Fl 33025

Subaru of Pembroke Pines Operation Kidsafe 11/11/18

Subaru of Pembroke Pines Operation Kidsafe
Sunday, 11/11/2018 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Subaru of Pembroke Pines
Subaru of Pembroke Pines, 16100 Pines Boulevard Pembroke Pines,,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Website
Cost: Free

Subaru of Pembroke Pines, Florida´s #1 Volume Subaru Store has partnered with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to host Operation Kidsafe; a FREE event focused on safety education. During this event, parents will have the opportunity to have their children fingerprinted, as well as participate in clinics demonstrating Car Seat, Bike, Fire, Water, Sun and Home Safety. It’s the perfect time for parents to cover these tips with their children and start a family safety action plan. GiGi Diaz from 93.9 MIA will emcee the event; Come out and enjoy complimentary BBQ Lunch with kids menu, and activities such as Wheel of Fortune, Give-A-Ways and More! Visit sppkidsafe.com to RSVP and register to enter the raffle! *According to Subaru of America 2017

Subaru of Pembroke Pines Official Subaru Ascent Launch Event 9/16/18

Subaru of Pembroke Pines Official Subaru Ascent Launch Event
Sunday, 09/16/2018 – 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Subaru of Pembroke Pines
Subaru of Pembroke Pines, 16100 Pines Boulevard Pembroke Pines,,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Website
Cost: Free

Subaru of Pembroke Pines, Florida´s #1 Volume Subaru Store* is celebrating its Official Subaru Ascent Launch Event on Sunday, September 16th, beginning at noon. With 3-roomy rows, up to eight-passenger capacity, and 5,000 pounds of towing power, love is not only bigger than ever; it’s ready to haul a whole lot of family fun. Join the Subaru of Pembroke Pines team, and special guests like GiGi Diaz from MIA939 to enjoy music, games, giveaways, food, and family fun for which Subaru of Pembroke Pines is known. RSVP now at ascentevent2018.com to be entered in the no-purchase necessary raffle or call 954.443.2374 to register and begin your #AmaZINNAutomotiveExperiences today! *According to Subaru of America 2017

Art Exhibit on Immigration, Family Separation, & the Power of Women: 5 Madonnas in Exile 9/12/18

Art Exhibit on Immigration, Family Separation, & the Power of Women: 5 Madonnas in Exile
Wednesday, 09/12/2018 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Art Gallery of Broward College South Campus
7200 Pines Blvd,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Website
Cost: Free

Art on Immigration, Family Separation, and the Power of Women

Miami-based Brazilian artist Jônatas Chimen highlights the role of women on immigration and family preservation in his latest exhibit 5 Madonnas in Exile, (or The Refugee Cathedral of the Ascending Bull).

As a first-generation immigrant and a descendant of Sephardic exiles who suffered forced-conversions, persecution, and expulsion during the Spanish Inquisition, Jônatas explains that much of his family’s legacy only survived a 500-year Diaspora due to the bravery of a few women:

“They made sure the family did not crumble while in exile, by being relentless spiritual, cultural, and business leaders. They were addressed by the title of Dona. But because they were so selfless and virtuous, I call them Madonnas.”

The artist’s own history of exile and religious conflict play an important role in his discourse. Elements such as a cathedral and bull are borrowed straight from this narrative.

“The ever-reliable bull is willing to provide necessary strength at a very low cost, but in times of euphoria, upheaval, and famine, it is often sacrificed in the bull-fighting arena. Similarly, immigrants are appreciated at times of bountifulness and peace, but in moments of crisis they are sometimes singled out and sacrificed, often not only rhetorically.”

Within this fabric cathedral installation, one is confronted by a spiraling maze also made of textiles. This further emphasizes the disorienting experience of being in exile and living in a situation of limbo, as it is currently happening to children sent to immigration detention centers.

At the end of this maze there is an altar, where several screens show a performance in which Jônatas drifts on a raft through water channels and the open ocean. Jônatas is wearing a suit and a bow-tie, signifying composure in the face of the unknown. Sojourning through the waters brings to mind that most asylum-seeking immigrants arrive to his home state of Florida via the ocean.

Deep within this fabric sanctuary, one is reminded of what his five Madonnas were clearly aware of; that alone we are nothing but threads, but together we can be as strong as the very fabric of society.

The exhibit counts with the important participation of assistant artist Rachael Kfare and scholar Reina Barreto, PhD.

Opening Reception: September 12th at The Art Gallery of Broward College South Campus, from 6 – 9:00 p.m.

Carl Thomas performing live this Sunday at Reign 8/19/18

Carl Thomas performing live this Sunday at Reign
Sunday, 08/19/2018 – 05:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Reign Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
9940 Pines Blvd,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Eventbrite
Cost: $20 and More

Reign Restaurant & Cocktail Bar presents
The official Summer Rain R&B celebration with Grammy Nominated & 5 Time Platinum recording artist Carl Thomas performing live.

Live Band Performance By BIGG D and Da Band
90s and 00s R&B music orchestrated by By Tony Neal, DJ Efeezy, DJ DP(HOT 105), & DJ Lucky C (99 Jamz)

For More information please call 786-405-9915.

Start off Summer with Brimstone Pines’ Summer Solstice Soiree 6/23/18

Start off Summer with Brimstone Pines’ Summer Solstice Soiree
Saturday, 06/23/2018 – 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
Brimstone Pines
270 N. Pompano Beach Blvd,
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
Website
Cost: none

Join us for our last soiree before we close for remodel in July. Guests can enjoy our special food features all weekend long including Veal Shanks and Baklava, or take part in the Belvedere create your own cocktail station!

Subaru of Pembroke Pines Dog Appreciation Pawty 5/19/18

Subaru of Pembroke Pines Dog Appreciation Pawty
Saturday, 05/19/2018 – 05/19/2018 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Subaru of Pembroke Pines
16100 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027

Cost: Free

If dogs make you HAPPY, come PAWTY with us at Subaru of Pembroke Pines. On Saturday, May 19th Craig and Martine Zinn are extending their hosPETality to all fur parents and their pawfect companions as they host their 3rd Annual Dog Appreciation Pawty, benefiting Pooches In Pines. Come out to mix and mingle at this dog-friendly event and “bust a move” to the sounds provided by on-air personality GiGi Diaz from Miami’s 939 MIA variety from the 80s, 90s, and today. Spring is a great time to network with other pawtygoers; you’ll enjoy lots of FREE tail-wagging dog-themed activities, a delicious complimentary barbecue, contests, and much more. All festivities are brought to you courtesy of Subaru of Pembroke Pines, where our customers always enjoy #AmaZINNAutomotiveExperiences!
Charity Partner: Pooches In Pines

24th World Nurse Practitioners & Healthcare Congress 07/25/18

24th World Nurse Practitioners & Healthcare Congress
Monday, 06/25/2018 – 06/27/2018 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
Abu Baker Al Siddique Road,,
Hamarain Centre Deira, Dubai | UAE, Florida 16590
Website
Cost: $399

We are happy to invite you to attend the 24th World Nurse Practitioners & Healthcare Congress going to be held in Dubai, UAE during June 25-27, 2018 with a theme “Reconciling the Recent Trends and Innovations in Nursing”. The conference invites all the participants across the globe to attend and share their insights and convey recent developments in the field of Nursing and Nursing Practice. Conference will focus on the following topics during presentations of the three day event, which reflect current Practice research, developments and innovations internationally and as evidenced in both Nursing Practice and Evidence Based Practice.
Take advantage of opportunities to learn about nursing Practice research from a variety of oral and poster presentations. Meet and network with nurses ranging from students to deans, faculty, and researchers. Take advantage of opportunities to collaborate with nurses from around the world. Attend prominent plenary sessions about relevant issues affecting nursing Practice.
Nurse Practitioner involves of the theoretical and practical training provided to nurses with the purpose to prepare them for their duties as nursing care professionals. This education is provided to nursing students by experienced nurses and other medical professionals who have qualified or experienced for educational tasks.

Major Sessions Included for Discussion are
1. Health Care Nursing
2. Surgical Nursing
3. Pediatric Nursing
4. Cardiovascular Nursing
5. Clinical nursing
6. Critical care and Emergency Nursing
7. Travel Nurse & Disaster Nursing
8. Dental & Veterinary Nursing
9. Nursing Practice
10. Women Health & Midwifery
11. Diabetes & Dermatology Nurse
12. Cancer and Tumor Nurse
13. Wound Care Nurse
14. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
15. Gynecology & Obstetrics Nurse
16. Public Health & Community Health Nursing
17. Nursing Education & Nursing Management
18. Gerontology Nurse
19. Telemedicine and e-Health
20. Nursing Types

Couples Cooking Class Hosted by Brimstone Woodfire Grill 2/6/18

Couples Cooking Class Hosted by Brimstone Woodfire Grill
Tuesday, 02/06/2018 – 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th St,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
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Cost: $75

Brimstone Woodfire Grill at The Shops in Pembroke Pines will host a special couples cooking class. Enjoy a hands-on evening with our very own Executive Chef Julio Martinez as you learn how to prepare a romantic dinner for two. With the class, guests will receive a complimentary apron per person, a glass of wine with every course, and photo with each dish prepared. The cost to attend is $75 per person. Seating is limited, call us at (954) 430-2333 to reserve your spot now!

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at Brimstone Woodfire Grill 12/31/17

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at Brimstone Woodfire Grill
Sunday, 12/31/2017 – 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th St,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
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Join Brimstone Woodfire Grill for their New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball. Guest will celebrate all evening long with live entertainment from Bryan Gonzalez, contortionists, and cigar rollers. Drink specials that will be offered include: $3 Bud Lite Drafts, $10 Frozes, and $20 bottomless Champagne/Rose. The most elegant mask will win a special prize and all guests will receive a midnight champagne toast.

Ugly Sweater Party 12/23/17

Ugly Sweater Party
Saturday, 12/23/2017 – 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th St,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027

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Join Brimstone Woodfire Grill for a fun filled day of Christmas activities. Bring the children to meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus from 5 p.m – 7 p.m. During this time, the children will be able to sit on Santa’s lap, make their Christmas wishes, and take photos. Beginning at 7 p.m. guest are encouraged to sport the ugliest sweater they own to have a chance to win a special prize. Food and drink specials will be available throughout the evening.

Arabian Nights Party at Brimstone Woodfire Grill 11/18/17

Arabian Nights Party at Brimstone Woodfire Grill
Saturday, 11/18/2017 – 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th St,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
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Join Brimstone Woodfire Grill for a magical Moroccan evening at their Arabian Nights party. Along with delicious food there will be $10 Moroccan Spritzers and Aladdin’s Martini’s. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, belly dancers, and henna tattoo artists! Best dressed will be awarded a $100 gift card to Brimstone Restaurant Group locations. Bring your friends and family for a night to remember.

Subaru of Pembroke Pines 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Launch Party 10/21/17

Subaru of Pembroke Pines 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Launch Party
Saturday, 10/21/2017 – 10:30 am – 03:30 pm
Subaru of Pembroke Pines
16100 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
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Cost: FREE

Subaru of Pembroke Pines, Florida’s #1 Volume Subaru Store* invites you to ‘Find What You Love’ at the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Launch Party. This event is an exclusive first look at the arrival of the adventurous, all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. When you discover and experience this automobile, you will realize that love is out there, and you can find it at Subaru of Pembroke Pines. Enjoy complimentary BBQ, music, family games, giveaways and other fun activities like kids painting a custom wrapped Crosstrek. RSVP TODAY by calling our dealership at 954.443.2374, and begin your #AmaZINNAutomotiveExperiences! *According to Subaru of America 2016

Subaru of Pembroke Pines 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Launch Party 9/16/17

Subaru of Pembroke Pines 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Launch Party
Saturday, 09/16/2017 – 10:30 am – 03:30 pm
Subaru of Pembroke Pines
16100 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
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Cost: FREE

Subaru of Pembroke Pines, Florida’s #1 Volume Subaru Store* invites you to ‘Find What You Love’ at the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Launch Party. This event is an exclusive first look at the arrival of the adventurous, all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. When you discover and experience this automobile, you will realize that love is out there, and you can find it at Subaru of Pembroke Pines. Enjoy complimentary BBQ, music, family games, giveaways and other fun activities like kids painting a custom wrapped Crosstrek. RSVP TODAY by calling our dealership at 954.443.2374, and begin your #AmaZINNAutomotiveExpriences! *According to Subaru of America 2016

Ultimate 80’s Rock Legends set to electrify the stage for back-to-back days at the Second Annual ROCKFEST 80’s 11/4/17, 11/5/17

Ultimate 80’s Rock Legends set to electrify the stage for back-to-back days at the Second Annual ROCKFEST 80’s
Saturday, 11/04/2017 – 11/05/2017 11:00 am –
C.B. Smith Park
900 N Flamingo Rd,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028

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Rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick & Joan Jett and the Blackhearts just added to star-studded line up for ROCKFEST 80’s at C.B. Smith Park

Get ready to “Surrender” to the relentless rock royalty line up set to ignite South Florida this fall for the Second Annual Rockfest 80’s. The epic two-day event is coming to C.B. Smith Park, Saturday November 4, 2017 & Sunday November 5, 2017 – Doors open noon to 10:30 p.m. each day.

Tickets are on-sale: http://www.rockfest80s.com

A total of 16 Bands will grace the Rockfest stage at this fan-favorite festival event.
This year’s spectacular lineup features three Rock and Roll Hall of Famers:
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, as well as Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Foghat, Lita Ford, The Outlaws, Little River Band, Steelheart, Jack Russell’s “Great White,” Quiet Riot, South Florida’s local hero’s “Mr. Nice Guy” and our very own Coral Springs local rockers “Stellar Revival. Two more bands will join the line up through a statewide “Battle of the Bands” search, sponsored by Reverbnation, Revolution Live and Extreme Action Park. Battle of the Bands finals is to be held at Revolution Live on September 9, 2017 and Xtreme Action Park on September 30, 2017.

C.B. Smith Park (Home to Rockfest 80’s) located in Pembroke Pines, Fla., is a 299-acre site and is one of Broward County Parks and Recreation’s most diverse parks, as well as one of its most popular. Along with a water park that includes water slides and a tube ride, the park offers a large RV campground, a tennis complex, a family golfing center and many other amenities.

About each band announced so far:

Lynyrd Skynyrd — Inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006, Lynyrd Skynyrd features a catalog of more than 60 albums, over $30 million in album sales worldwide and with “Sweet Home Alabama” having been downloaded more than two million times as a ringtone, there’s no doubt Lynyrd Skynyrd has solidified its place in rock and roll history. The band, which originally started in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1964, has been through many changes over the years but Lynyrd Skynyrd is still going strong with original member Gary Rossington joined by Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Johnny Colt, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase.

Cheap Trick— Rocking sold out concerts since 1973, Cheap Trick is known in Japan as “The American Beatles.” With timeless hits such as “Surrender,” “I Want You To Want Me,” “Dream Police” and “The Flame,” Cheap Trick was inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. Known for their four decades of almost continuous touring, Cheap Trick has performed more than 5,000 times and just released their new album We’re All Alright! to rave reviews.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts — Inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, Joan Jett, who has been dubbed The Queen of Rock and Roll and Godmother of Punk, shot to fame in 1975 as a founding member of the all-girl glam punk group, The Runaways. Jett picked up her first guitar at the age of 13 and went on to record 14 studio albums, release 42 singles to date and continues to tour every year to sold out audiences. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts continue to be one of the most sought after live bands in the industry today belting our anthems such as “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” and “I Hate Myself For Loving You.” A feminist Icon throughout her entire career, in 2010 “The Runaways” biopic was released gaining Jett a new generation of fans.

Sebastian Bach — Sebastian Bach has sold more than 20 million records both as the lead singer of Skid Row and as a solo artist. He is particularly known for the
hit singles “I Remember You,” “Youth Gone Wild,” and “18 & Life,” and the albums Skid Row and Slave To The Grind, which became the first ever hard rock album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200. Bach continues to tour worldwide and has released his autobiography titled “18 And Life on Skid Row,” stirring up the 80’s era of rock and roll in true Sebastian Bach fashion. Bach also expanded his star power, gracing the Broadway stage with starring roles in “Jekyll & Hyde,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “The Rocky Horror Show.”

Dokken — American metal band, Dokken, sold more than 10 million albums churning out hits such as “Alone Again,” “In My Dreams” and “Burning Like a Flame.” Don Dokken, Jon Levin, “Wild” Mick Brown and Chris McCarvill are touring together and will make their Rockfest 80’s debut this November 4.

Foghat — British rock band Foghat achieved eight gold records, one platinum and one double platinum record and continue to wow audiences with familiar favorites such as “Slow Ride” and “Fool for the City.” Current members include: drummer Roger Earl, bassist Craig MacGregor, lead guitarist Bryan Bassett and vocalist and rhythm guitarist Charlie Huhn. Last summer, Foghat released a new album, Under the Influence, which was their 17th album and first record since 2010. The album features a new version of their biggest hit “Slow Ride.” With their non-stop touring and playing to sold out audiences nationwide, Foghat have released their next record – Foghat Live at the Belly Up.

Lita Ford — Singer, songwriter, author, producer and platinum-selling artist, Lita Ford, shot to fame as a teenager in the original all-girl punk rock group, The Runaways. Ford went on to have a wildly successful solo career with Top 10 singles such as “Kiss Me Deadly” and a duet with Ozzy Osbourne, “Close My Eyes Forever.” Lita was named “The First Lady of Rock Guitar” in 2017 by Guitar Player Magazine and continues to wow audiences around the world with her impressive lead guitar shredding skills.

The Outlaws – Formed in Tampa, Fla., The Outlaws are a southern rock /country band best known for their 1975 hit “There Goes Another Love Song” and extended guitar jam “Green Grass and High Tides” from their 1975 debut album, plus their 1980 cover of the Stan Jones classic “Ghost Riders in the Sky.” Still at the top of their game and with a non-stop touring schedule, The Outlaws continue playing to sold out audiences nationwide. In 2016, the band also released a 2-CD concert set entitled, Legacy Live.

Little River Band — With 16 studio albums, four live albums, five compilation records and 35 singles, Australian rockers Little River Band formed in 1975 and sold more than 30 million records. They scored hits with “Reminiscing” and “The Night Owls.” Today, Little River Band is still rockin’ more than 40 years later with guitarist Greg Hind, Chris Marion on keys, Ryan Ricks on drums, Wayne Nelson on bass and lead vocals and Rich Herring on lead guitar. 

Steelheart — Originally known as Red Alert, Steelheart has been revving up audiences since 1990. Hits such as “I’ll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)” and “She’s Gone” solidified Steelheart’s place in rock history. Lead vocalist Miljenko Matijevic, lead guitarist Uros Raskovski, Rev Jones on bass and Mike Humbert on percussion currently make up the band. Steelhart is releasing a new album this summer set to include a few surprise guest appearances on the recording. It will be the band’s first new album since 2008.

Jack Russell’s “Great White” — Founding member of the American hard rock band Great White, Jack Russell started touring again as “Jack Russell’s Great White” in December 2011. The band originally formed in 1977 and achieved superstardom with rock anthems such as “Once Bitten Twice Shy” and “Rock Me.” Jack Russell’s “Great White” released their latest album He Saw It Comin’ in January with hits such as “Sign of the Times” and “She Moves Me.”

Quiet Riot — Originally founded in Los Angeles in 1973 by the late guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni, Quiet Riot is a glam metal band that has undergone several periods of reinvention. “Cum on Feel the Noize,” “Bang Your Head (Metal Health)” and their cover of “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” remain some of this iconic group’s most beloved hits. Current members include: Frankie Banali on drums, Chuck Wright on bass, Alex Grossi on guitar and “American Idol” finalist James Durbin on lead vocals. Quiet Riot is dropping a new album, Road Rage, later this year with new lyrics and Durbin on vocals.

“Mr. Nice Guy” — Drawing record breaking crowds at every show and having their own Royal Caribbean Cruise line spring cruise, Mr. Nice Guy continues to be South Florida’s No. 1 Classic Rock Band. The “Mr. Nice Guy Cruise” is three years in the running and comprised of South Florida’s premier musicians. Mr. Nice Guy joins the Rockfest 80’s line-up and kicks off the day on Sunday, November 5 with members: Tommy Hall – Guitar/ Keyboards/Vocals, Jeffrey James Harris – Lead Vocal/Guitar, Maria De Crescenzo – Lead Vocals, Johnny O- Lead Vocal/Sax/Flute/ Percussion, John Quinn – Keyboards, Richie Vega – Bass, Vocals, Dave Webster – Drums.

Stellar Revival — Influenced by Incubus and with individual members aspiring to the sounds of everything from blues and country to 90’s grunge, Stellar Revival quickly found success nationally but their roots remain true to where it all began in Coral Springs. Our very own “Coral Springs Rock Stars” signed with Capitol Records and played massive music festivals around Europe. Starting 2017 with a bang, Stellar Revival was invited to open for Bon Jovi in Los Angeles at the premier L.A. Arena “The Forum.” Closing this year, Stellar Revival joins the super star line up on Saturday, November 4 at Rockfest 80‘s with Rino Cerbone – Lead Vocal, guitarists Brian Spears and Steve Morgan, bassist Mike Lowther and Andrew Koussevitzky – Drums.

Battle of the Bands: Local South Florida bands compete to be one of four semi-finalists to battle it out on stage at Revolution Live in Downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, September 9. The winning band will perform live in front of thousands as an opening act for Rockfest 80’s. This event will host a Silent Auction with all proceeds being donated to a local music education charity.
Junior Battle of the Bands: This competition allows younger performers to compete for one of four slots in our finals held at Xtreme Action Park in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, September 30. The winning band will open one of the two days at the Rockfest 80’s Music Festival! This event will also host a Silent Auction with all proceeds going to a local music education charity.

Stay tuned by signing up on our e-mail newsletter for the latest show updates: http://www.rockfest80s.com

In addition to the music, there will be plenty of pop culture for rock fans to experience including:

*Muscle Car Alley: The ultimate muscle car experience. Three dozen cars spanning the
50’s through today’s muscle capturing the essence, where the WOW!, the SEXY and
PURE ROCK meet…….

*Street Art Exhibition: An extremely talented group of local artists will be delivering their
masterpieces, transforming blank canvases into amazing works of art. Artists can
register to appear at the festival at Rockfest80s.com.

*”Rock Ur Locks” Presented by Kaizen Beauty Academy: The onsite hair/makeup salon, where concert goers can get their “Big Hair” 80’s hairdo on. This is just another reminder of the greatest time in rock and roll history (THE 80’S) and brings a really rad element to the festival experience. The entire experience is donation driven and all proceeds will be given to a youth educational charity.

*Vendor Row: Over 30 Non-Food vendors selling their unique goods, joined by a group of merchandise stores selling both Artist and custom designed Rockfest merchandise.

*DJ Village: Rockfest Concerts will be creating a DJ Village (A Designated Compound) which shall consist of approximately 15 DJ’s representing their individual stations ……. Florida – (Pensacola to the Keys) to New York, Chicago and Atlanta to a wide spectrum national reach with Satellite Radio. The ultimate DJ Driven activation will support the marketing initiative throughout the entire campaign, utilizing terrestrial radio, Satellite Radio and all the social media formats associated.

General Admission tickets for Rockfest 80’s went on sale June 16. VIP Tickets & Packages will be available for music fans seeking that ultimate Rockfest 80’s experience. 

VIP TICKET PACKAGE (Two Day Ticket)
VIP entrance lanes into venue for Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th. 
Includes VIP Parking in a dedicated lot closest to entrance.
Dedicated VIP entrance into the festival.
VIP Hospitality Tent w/ VIP Patio. 
VIP Restrooms – w / Attendant
Two complimentary drinks (Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic Beverage).
Complimentary Light Bites.
Access to VIP hang area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food options (all items are for additional purchase).
VIP-only viewing area of Main Stage, including Stage Front Access (available on a first come, first serve basis).
A VIP-only commemorative Rockfest 80’s laminate for Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th.
Sponsor driven give-a-ways and prizes.
Each price level is available in limited quantities and while supplies last.

VIP TICKET PACKAGE (Single Day Ticket) November 4th
VIP entrance lanes into venue for Saturday, November 4th. 
Includes VIP Parking in a dedicated lot closest to entrance.
Dedicated VIP entrance into the festival.
VIP Hospitality Tent w/ VIP Patio. 
VIP Restrooms – w / Attendant
Two complimentary drinks (Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic Beverage).
Complimentary Light Bites.
Access to VIP hang area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food options (all items are for additional purchase).
VIP-only viewing area of Main Stage, including Stage Front Access (available on a first come, first serve basis).
A VIP-only commemorative Rockfest 80’s laminate for Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th.
Sponsor driven give-a-ways and prizes.
Each price level is available in limited quantities and while supplies last.

VIP TICKET PACKAGE (Single Day Ticket) November 5th
VIP entrance lanes into venue for Sunday, November 5th. 
Includes VIP Parking in a dedicated lot closest to entrance.
Dedicated VIP entrance into the festival.
VIP Hospitality Tent w/ VIP Patio. 
VIP Restrooms – w / Attendant
Two complimentary drinks (Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic beverage).
Complimentary Light Bites.
Access to VIP hang area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food options (all items are for additional purchase).
VIP-only viewing area of Main Stage, including Stage Front Access (available on a first come, first serve basis).
A VIP-only commemorative Rockfest 80’s laminate for Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th.
Sponsor driven give-a-ways and prizes.
Each price level is available in limited quantities and while supplies last.

Ticket pricing:

General Admission – Single Day – Level One costs $69.

General Admission – Single Day – Level Two costs $79.

General Admission – Single Day – Level Three costs $89.

General Admission – Single Day – Day Of Event costs $99.

General Admission – Two Day – Level One costs $119.

General Admission – Two Day – Level Two costs $129.

General Admission – Two Day – Level Three costs $149.

General Admission – Two Day – Day Of Event costs $179.

VIP ticket Pricing:
 
VIP Single Day – Level One costs $189.

VIP Single Day – Level Two costs $239.

VIP Single Day – Level Three costs $289.

VIP Single Day – Day Of Event costs $339.

VIP Two Day – Level One costs $329.

VIP Two Day – Level Two costs $429.00

VIP Two Day – Level Three costs $529.

VIP Two Day – Day Of Event costs $629.

*All tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis. As each level of ticketing sells out, Rockfest will move to the next tier of ticket pricing.

About Rockfest Concerts LLC:

Rockfest Concerts LLC is an innovative company with more than 100 years of entertainment experience behind the Second Annual Rockfest 80’s. The two-day musical festival celebrating 80’s music and pop culture will bring a true rock festival back to South Florida annually, with this multiple artist event catering to 80’s rock music fans. There are many sponsorship opportunities for brands and businesses to partner in on including VIP Experience hospitality tent sponsorship, a Muscle Car Alley, a Street Art Exhibition, A “Rock UR Locks” hair styling tent, a merchandise midway, a DJ Village, Battle of the Bands, Storage Lockers and Charging Station area with sponsorship available for locker wrapped billboards and much more. Email info@rockfestconcerts.com for additional sponsorship information.

Date: Rockfest 80’s is Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Location: C.B. Smith Park
900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028

To purchase tickets or more information about RockFest 80’s, please visit Rockfest80s.com or email info@rockfestconcerts.com

Princess Brunch at BRIO Tuscan Grille at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens 8/19/17

Princess Brunch at BRIO Tuscan Grille at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
Saturday, 08/19/2017 – 09:00 am – 11:00 am
BRIO at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
14576 SW 5th St,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
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Cost: $11.95 per adult; $5.95 per child. Dine-in only.

Magic will fill the air at BRIO Tuscan Grille at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens’ special Princess Brunch. Children and parents are invited to enjoy a tableside Meet & Greet with Cinderella and other princesses, as well as photo opportunities (guests are encouraged to bring their cameras).

All entrees include a coffee, tea, soda, milk or juice.

UPLIFT Youth Empowerment Conference 7/8/17

UPLIFT Youth Empowerment Conference
Saturday, 07/08/2017 – 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
C.B. Smith Park
900 N. Flamingo Road,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028
RSVP / Register
Cost: $10 per participants

If you have a teenager in grades 6th-12th seeking to reach their personal, professional and academic goals, we have just the program for them! We Stand Together, Inc. (“WST”) has announced its 1st UPLIFT Youth Empowerment Conference (“UYEC”). We Stand Together, Inc is a nonprofit organization (501(c) (3) compassionately dedicated to bringing hope, strength and support to individuals and families in our communities. –Together We Stand To Make a Difference —

The purpose of UYEC is to empower young people in various communities to go beyond the labels and limits placed on them by society. Many of our young people stop striving for greatness when they enter into middle school and high school, which can result in poor decision-making. The goal of UYEC is to ensure that every participant leave the conference inspired, hopeful and committed to excellence.

Participants who attend the UYEC will learn how to develop their unique vision, prepare for their future, learn wellness & lifestyle management skills, learn teamwork / team building strategies and master life skills & professional development. The conference will include compelling guest speakers, breakout sessions, panel discussions and interactive field events. We will also provide breakfast, lunch, entertainment, gifts and prizes.

Subaru of Pembroke Pines Dog Appreciation Pawty 6/17/17

Subaru of Pembroke Pines Dog Appreciation Pawty
Saturday, 06/17/2017 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Subaru of Pembroke Pines
16100 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Website
Cost: Free

Who let the dogs out? Subaru of Pembroke Pines, that’s who! Come out to our DOG APPRECIATION PAWTY, where you can mix and mingle while experiencing tail-wagging dog-themed activities, contests, and much more. During this dog-friendly event, you will meet Gigi Diaz from 939 M I A and enjoy Miami’s Rhythm From the ’80s to Now. Subaru of Pembroke Pines will also be hosting dog adoptions in partnership with Abandoned Pet Rescue. You can rescue a pup, and network with other dog parents while enjoying a delicious complimentary barbecue. So, bring your four-legged pawtygoers, or come ready to adopt, and enjoy lots of FREE activities, courtesy of Subaru of Pembroke Pines where our customers always enjoy #AmaZINNAutomotiveExperiences!

Celebrating Women Awards & Fashion Show 3/8/17

Celebrating Women Awards & Fashion Show
Wednesday, 03/08/2017 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Grand Palm Golf & Country Club
110 Grand Palms Drive,
Pembroke PInes, Florida 33027
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Cost: Free

“Celebrating Women” is a yearly networking event that brings together a diverse group of community leaders and entrepreneurs. Portadaflorida Awards are given to two local women for Community Service & Entrepreneurship..
This is a free admission event, where you will enjoy gifts, raffles, appetizers and a cash bar will be available.
Come make new friends and join us while we enjoy a Fashion Show and Award presentation.

Set the Holiday Table Sort-A-Thon 12/17/16

Set the Holiday Table Sort-A-Thon
Saturday, 12/17/2016 – 08:00 am – 05:30 pm
Feeding-South-Florida-Official-LogoFeeding South Florida’s Main Warehouse
2501 SW 32 Terrace,
Pembroke Park, Florida 33023
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

The Set the Holiday Table Sort-A-Thon will take place Saturday, Dec. 17 at Feeding South Florida’s Main Warehouse. Participants will enjoy comradery, fun and sorting thousands of pounds of food for those struggling to set the table this holiday season. Shifts are from 8–10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m., and 3–5:30 p.m. (kids’ shift). Up to 100 volunteers can work each shift.

To register, please visit feedingsouthflorida.force.com prior to Dec. 17, 2016.

Feeding South Florida® to Recognize Top Supporters at its Oct. 26 2nd Annual Happy Harvest Community Partner Breakfast 10/26/16

Feeding South Florida® to Recognize Top Supporters at its Oct. 26 2nd Annual Happy Harvest Community Partner Breakfast
Wednesday, 10/26/2016 – 07:30 am – 10:00 am
Feeding-South-Florida-Official-LogoFeeding South Florida Headquarters
2501 SW 32 Terrace,
Pembroke Park, Florida 33023
Website
Cost: $25 per ticket by Oct. 24 $35 at the door

Feeding South Florida®, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in the South Florida region, will host its 2nd annual Happy Harvest Community Partner Breakfast, an event recognizing those who are committed to helping the organization achieve its mission of ending hunger in South Florida.

Eleven honorees will be recognized for their support of Feeding South Florida, which provides 41 million pounds (34 million meals) of food to 784,110 individuals in need of food assistance — 264,280 of whom are children, and 130,000 are older adults — throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.

Ellen Jaffe, on air personality/community affairs host with Easy 93.1, will serve as the event’s emcee. The keynote speaker will be Denise Hatton of R.C. Hatton Farms. The event is sponsored by ADT (adt.com), Events on the Loose (eventsontheloose.com), and Mike Sipe Entertainment (themikesipe.com). Breakfast is provided by Red Chair Catering (redchaircatering.net).

Kick off the School Year with $1 Kids Tickets as Miami FC Hosts Minnesota United 8/27/16

Kick off the School Year with $1 Kids Tickets as Miami FC Hosts Minnesota United
Saturday, 08/27/2016 – 07:00 pm –
FIU Stadium
11310 SW 17th St,
Miami, Florida 33199
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Cost: Adults: $20, Children (12 and Under): $10

Come celebrate Back to School Night with Miami FC as they host Minnesota United. The soccer clubs will go head-to-head Saturday, August 27th at 8:00 p.m. at Ocean Bank Field FIU’s Stadium.

Tickets for kids and anyone returning back to school will only be $1! The first 5,000 fans in attendance will also receive free Miami FC flags. Fans of all ages won’t want to miss the pre-game festivities including music and entertainment by Writesounds. There will also be Happy Hour from 7-7:45 P.M. featuring $3 beers and $2 hot dog and soda combo. Halftime will include a game of Knockerball. After the game, the first 100 fans to arrive at “Autograph Alley” will be able to meet their favorite players.

South Florida fans can purchase tickets at www.MiamiFC.com or call 877-297-8499.

24 Hour Sort-A-Thon 9/9/16,9/10/16

24 Hour Sort-A-Thon
Friday, 09/09/2016 – 09/10/2016 01:00 pm –
Unknown1Feeding South Florida Main Warehouse
2501 SW 32 Terrace,
Pembroke Park, Florida 33023
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Cost: Free

Feeding South Florida’s month-long initiative, Hunger Action Month, is designed to raise awareness about food insecurity in South Florida. As part of Hunger Action Month on Friday, Sept. 9, beginning at 1 p.m.–Saturday, Sept. 10, ending at 1 p.m. Help Feeding South Florida break last year’s record. Volunteers will sort donated food during eight shifts of three hours each. 100 volunteers maximum per shift; 800 volunteers total. To register, visit feedingsouthfloridaforce.com. Please register prior to Sept. 7, 2016. Spaces are filling up fast! Sponsorships available; please call 954.518.1825. Feeding South Florida main warehouse, 2501 SW 32 Terrace, Pembroke Park, 33023.

HEAVESDROP:Mars vs Venus 4/17/16

HEAVESDROP:Mars vs Venus
Sunday, 04/17/2016 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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9940 Pines Blvd,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
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Cost: $10

HEAVESDROP the all-male relationship panel where men speak on all things women and all things relationships presents Mars vs Venus. Five dynamic women join our gentlemen on stage to discuss and answer questions on love, dating, and relationships. $10 in advance $15 at the door. Filmed live for YouTube

We Florida Financial offers One-on-One Mortgage Advice 3/26/16

We Florida Financial offers One-on-One Mortgage Advice
Saturday, 03/26/2016 – 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
One-on-One-mortgage-adviceWe Florida Financial – Pembroke Pines East Branch
9560 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
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Cost: Free

Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Mortgage Loan Officer Brenda Willis for answers to your questions about getting a mortgage, refinancing, and first-time home buyer programs.

Red Robin Pembroke Pines Memorial West Imaging Relay For Life Spirit Night 3/30/16

Red Robin Pembroke Pines Memorial West Imaging Relay For Life Spirit Night
Wednesday, 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2016 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
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11401 Pines Blvd, #892,
PEMBROKE PINES, Florida 33026
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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews is nationally known for a tasty menu and a great selection of adult beverages, but the Pembroke Lakes Mall store (11401 Pines Blvd, #892, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026) is helping to make a difference in the local community by donating 10% of every meal purchased from 4 to 9 p.m. on March 30, 2016 to the American Cancer Society. The eatery has partnered with the Memorial Hospital West Imaging Department’s Relay For Life Team to help raise funds for the upcoming event at Walter C. Young Middle event scheduled for Friday, April 1, 2016, at 901 NW 129th Ave, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, beginning at 6 p.m.

Rick Ross Birthday Bash 2/8/16

Rick Ross Birthday Bash
Monday, 02/08/2016 – 10:00 pm – 04:00 am
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8358 Pines Blvd,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
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Cost: Reservations strongly recommended

Join Rick Ross as he celebrates his birthday Monday, February 8, 2016 at TrapHouse Mondays inside Cafe Iguana Pines 8358 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024. No Dress Code.

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective 8/1/15

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective
Saturday, 08/01/2015 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
GG-promo-Arts-CalendarWest Regional Library
8601 West Broward Blvd,
Plantation, Florida 33324
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

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

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective 8/1/15

Gordon Gumshoe Fairytale Detective
Saturday, 08/01/2015 – 03:00 pm – 04:00 pm
GG-promo-Arts-Calendar1Southwest Regional Library
16835 Sheridan Street,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33331
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.

Power Financial Credit Union To Host ‘SHRED PARTY’ 6/6/15

Power Financial Credit Union To Host ‘SHRED PARTY’
Saturday, 06/06/2015 – 08:00 am – 12:00 pm
PowerFi-Logo-RGBPower Financial Credit Union – Sheridan Branch
2020 NW 150 Avenue,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

To assist in the fight against identity theft, Power Financial Credit Union will team up with International Data Depository to host a “shred party” at its Sheridan branch. The community-based financial institution encourages all members of the South Florida community to bring their old financial records for safe and secure disposal.

Power Financial Credit Union Invites Prospective Career Candidates to Open House Job Fair 4/29/15

Power Financial Credit Union Invites Prospective Career Candidates to Open House Job Fair
Wednesday, 04/29/2015 – 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Power-FinancialPower Financial Credit Union – Sheridan Branch
2020 NW 150 Avenue,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33208
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Power Financial Credit Union invites prospective career candidates to attend an open house job fair. Attendees will learn more about working at Power Financial Credit Union and about open positions. Current open positions include Part Time Teller (bilingual preferred) in the organization’s North Shore branch, and Contact Center Sales Agent (bilingual preferred) in the Sheridan branch. Power Financial Credit Union is proud to have been voted one of the best credit unions to work for in 2014 and invites all prospective career candidates to come see what it’s like to be part of the Power Financial family. Be sure to bring two copies of your resume!

Power Financial Credit Union and AutoNation Team up for Inaugural Auto Tent Sale 3/21/15

Power Financial Credit Union and AutoNation Team up for Inaugural Auto Tent Sale
Saturday, 03/21/2015 – 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Power Financial Credit Union
2020 NW 150th Ave,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Power Financial Credit Union, which has served the South Florida community for 65 years, will partner with AutoNation to host the inaugural Power Financial Credit Union Auto Tent Sale from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the financial institution’s Sheridan branch at 2020 NW 150th Ave., Pembroke Pines, Fla. The sale, which is open to all members of the South Florida community, will offer South Florida families affordable and reliable vehicles from AutoNation with low rates and financing from Power Financial Credit Union.

The Auto Tent Sale will feature a wide variety of vehicles onsite. In addition, interested buyers may pre-select their makes and models from AutoNation’s online inventory of more than 70,000 new and used vehicles and pick up their vehicles at the Auto Tent Sale.

As part of the event, Power Financial Credit Union is offering buyers special auto loan rates as low as 1.34% and is waiving dealer fees.

ExplorArt: Puerto Rico 2/12/15

ExplorArt: Puerto Rico
Thursday, 02/12/2015 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Timeline-FB-2Vargas Gallery
10131 Pines Blvd.,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33026
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Cost: Free

Vargas Gallery is proud to present our next exhibition ExplorArt: Puerto Rico. As a space committed to the growth and development of contemporary art in the USA and Latin America, we have created a new exhibition series called ExplorArt. Each year a new country will be selected to participate in an exhibition which includes members of the contemporary artscene of such place. To start our exhibition series we are happy to present artworks from the “Isla del Encanto”, Puerto Rico.

The selected artists explore concepts of metaphysics, colonialism, recycled art, technology and digital processes, the essence of humanity and others. The exhibition is meant to provide the South Florida community with an overview of contemporary puertorrican art. Participating artists include: Abdías Méndez Robles, Alejandra León Piñeda, Angel Rafael, Bárbara Díaz Tapia, Bobby M. Cruz, Carlos Ortiz, Edgardo Larregui, Frus Charoy (Melvin Reyes y Jeannette Michaelle Charoy), Juan Alberto Negroni, Julio Amill Martiz, Keoni García Lopez, Leandro Maseda, Lionel Cruet, Lorna Otero, Miguel A. Ruiz, Non Brand New (Oviany y Edward Victor) y Pedro Fortunato-Velázquez.

Vargas Gallery is the Vargas University professional art gallery coordinated by Vargas University Department of Art. Our mission is to encourage students, faculty and the local community to participate in a creative environment that exhibits works of art which engage spectators in dialogues with the contemporary artworld. Vargas Gallery exhibits the work of emerging artists as well as national and internationally recognized professional artists.

Join us Thursday, February 12th, 2015 from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm and collaborate with Vargas Gallery in building an art community in the City of Pembroke Pines. Exhibition will continue until March 26th, 2015.

For more information email us at: gallery@jmvu.edu

College Planning Seminar presented by Power Financial Credit Union 2/10/15

College Planning Seminar presented by Power Financial Credit Union
Tuesday, 02/10/2015 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
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2020 NW 150th Ave.,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

Power Financial Credit Union and Peter Ratzan, a nationally recognized higher education expert, will present a free seminar to help parents and prospective college students understand how students can attend a great college at a price they can afford. Topics to be covered include:
Why funding should be part of your child’s admissions process
How financial aid is calculated
The biggest myths about college funding

Who’s Fooling Who – An Exploration of the Deceptive 1/9/15

Who’s Fooling Who – An Exploration of the Deceptive
Friday, 01/09/2014 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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1101 Poinciana Drive,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025
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Cost: Free

Who’s Fooling Who – An Exploration of the Deceptive – Curator Jill Slaughter

The title Who’s Fooling Who is twofold – featured artists either use materials in an unusual way, or create work which examines the unlooked at, visually provoking the viewer to engage. No More Tears, an organization for the support of domestic abuse survivors will be featured.

Who’s Fooling Who refers to domestic abuse in that it’s often the abuser that seems emotionally stable and charming, while the abused can seem erratic, and unsettled. Abusers don’t have to be concerned with their health and well-being, or that of their families as does the “victim,” and with that, Who’s Fooling Who?

Casting Call for New Spanish Language Reality Show at Cano Health 11/15/14

Casting Call for New Spanish Language Reality Show at Cano Health
Saturday, 11/15/2014 – 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
CanoHealthLogoCano Health Center
680 N. University Drive,
Pembroke Pines,, Florida 33024
RSVP Link
Cost: FREE

Cano Health, a full service healthcare center, announces a casting call for a new, Spanish language medical reality TV show called, “Medicina Moderna” (Modern Medicine) set to air on VME TV.

Cano Health is seeking contestants, ages 18-45, for a new healthcare oriented reality TV show called “Medicina Moderna.” Contestants do NOT have to have a healthcare background, but must be creative, enthusiastic, and have a passion for the healthcare industry. Preference will be given to bilingual (Spanish and English) speakers.

The casting call will be filmed as part of the first two episodes; therefore, people attending will be filmed as the selection process is underway. The day will have live radio and TV broadcasts and celebrity guest appearances.

TWELVE contestants will be selected from thousands of applicants to participate on the show and will compete for the grand prize of $10,000 and an executive position at the healthcare center with a $50,000 salary.

Overheard Series- Roger Guenveur Smith: Rodney King 11/13/14

Overheard Series- Roger Guenveur Smith: Rodney King
Thursday, 11/13/2014 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Overheard-outsideBroward College, South Campus Performing and Cultural Arts
7200 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Webpage Link
Cost: $10 for General Admission, Free for Students with I.D.

History, poetry and tragedy collide when Roger Guenveur Smith tackles the thorny odyssey of Rodney King—deemed “the first reality TV star”— from the harsh initial glare of the national spotlight as the victim of police brutality to his involuntary martyrdom that ignited the L.A. riots to his lonely death at the bottom of a swimming pool. As with his previous triumphs at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, including The Watts Towers Project and Juan and John, Smith seamlessly fuses facts and friction, motion and emotion into a gripping narrative that poses impossible questions while illuminating his subject with grace and empathy.

Power Financial Credit Union Identity Theft Seminar 10/7/14

Power Financial Credit Union Identity Theft Seminar
Tuesday, 10/07/2014 – 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Power Financial Credit Union
2020 NW 150th Ave.,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Power Financial Credit Union has partnered with the Pembroke Pines Police Department Economic Crimes Unit to educate the South Florida community about identity theft, one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. This free informative event is designed to help attendees understand:

• What is identity theft?
• Why do thieves target you?
• How do thieves get your information?
• How do they perpetrate the fraud?
• How can you avoid identity theft?
• How do you stop an identity thief?

Members and non-members are welcome! Please RSVP to marketing@powerfi.org.

Understanding Social Security’s Important Role in your Retirement 9/25/14

Understanding Social Security’s Important Role in your Retirement
Thursday, 09/25/2014 – 09/25/2014 05:30 pm – 06:30 pm
Power Financial Credit Union
2020 NW 150th Ave.,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028
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Cost: Free

Join Power Financial Credit Union for an informational presentation to learn more about social security and how it can play an important role in your retirement income planning. Power Financial Credit Union will discuss:

– Social security and what it means to you
– Common questions
– Strategies to help maximize benefits

Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by Thursday, September 18, 2014 to: Power Investment Services available through CFS*
Curtis Dabros
CDabros@powerfi.org
954-538-4426

Understanding Your Credit with Power Financial Credit Union 9/17/14

Understanding Your Credit with Power Financial Credit Union
Wednesday, 09/17/2014 – 09/17/2014 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Power Financial Credit Union
2020 NW 150th Ave.,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

This informative event is designed to help you understand:

*Credit scores and how they are calculated.
*How to read the information contained in your credit report.
*The best mix of credit to obtain the highest score and therefore strengthen your buying power.
*The Dos and Don’ts when considering a large purchase.
*How negative information will affect your credit and buying power.

Members and non-members are welcome! Space is limited so send your RSVP to marketing@powerfi.org.

Simply Rob: “Living Through Poetry” 9/19/14

Simply Rob: “Living Through Poetry”
Friday, 09/19/2014 – 08:00 pm –
Broward College South Campus
7200 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
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Cost: Free for students with valid ID; $10 for general public.

The OVERHEARD series is a collection of one-person performances from nationally recognized entertainers as well as local innovators. Roberto “Simply Rob” Vassilarakis is of Greek and El Salvadoran descent. Disowned at the age of 17, Simply Rob has worked with “at risk” inner city youth in NYC, focusing on issues of sex/sexual identity and HIV/AIDS prevention and education. Simply Rob is a founding member of the Latino poetry collective El Grito De Poetas, and a two-time NYC Marathoner for the Harlem United AIDS Services Center. Simply Rob has also appeared in several plays including lead roles in Charles Rice Gonzalez’s “Los Nutcrackers: A Christmas Carajo” at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD).

Nuevolution Dance – 4th Anniversary Party 8/16/14

Nuevolution Dance – 4th Anniversary Party
Saturday, 08/16/2014 – 08/17/2014 08:00 pm – 02:00 am
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9117 Taft Street,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Webpage Link
Cost: $12 General Admission, $20 Party and Workshop

Nuevolution Dance Studios will be celebrating its 4 Year Anniversary Party. We have invited all the dance schools in South Florida to attend this amazing venue. This is an event that you do not want to miss. Great dancing and great people celebrating our 4 year milestone.

Mario Gonzalez aka Mario B.
Born To Salsa
Ivona Bochinska

Nuevolution Dance Studios
Elizabeth Perez of Miami Touch
Uwem Ekpo of Prestige Dance Company
Al Espinoza of Liquid Silver Productions
D.Vice Latin Dance Studio

DJ none other than Mario B. playing the best in Latin Rhythms.
Mr. Mario B. will also be conducting an On2 Footwork and Partnerwork Workshop starting @ 8PM SHARP.
8:00PM – Footwork & Partnerwork

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We are so looking forward to you all coming out and joining us for this amazing venue.
“Innovate your Body and Soul”

National Lasagna Day at BRIO Tuscan Grille Pembroke Pines 7/29/14

National Lasagna Day at BRIO Tuscan Grille
Tuesday, 07/29/2014 – 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
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14576 SW 5th Street,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33082
Webpage Link
Cost:

BRIO Tuscan Grille will celebrate National Lasagna Day, July 29, 2014, with full-sized portions of lasagna at lunch or dinner at half price. BRIO offers Lasagna Bolognese Al Forno, oven-baked and layered with authentic Bolognese meat sauce, Alfredo sauce, Ricotta and Mozzarella cheeses. Normally priced at $18.15 for lunch and dinner, the full-sized portion only will be available all day on July 29 for $9.08.

2014 South Florida Group Exhibition 7/3/14

2014 South Florida Group Exhibition
Thursday, 07/03/2014 – 07/31/2014 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SFGShowDMail14Vargas Gallery
10131 Pines Blvd,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33026
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Cost: FREE

From the warm and eclectic South Florida, Vargas Gallery is proud to present fifteen artists who devote themselves to their passion by leading a life making art. The 2014 South Florida Group Exhibition includes artists that explore a variety of concepts from spirituality & female identity, human condition, essence & disintegration, to zoological inspired creations, while others have been influenced by simply residing in South Florida. This exhibition is intended to provide the community with a representation of what is being produced by local artists. The exhibition is not meant to be viewed as a cohesive argument but more as an exploration of the individual’s art making process in the contemporary South Florida artworld. Participating artists include Allison Kotzig, Andrea Huffman, Brandy Lynn Magill, Bryan Hiveley, Christina Ernst, Esmeilyn Tejeda, José Herazo-Osorio, Jose Riera, Judith Berk King, Laelanie Larach, Liliana Botero, Lynda De Vita, Michelle Martinez, Mileydis Llanos and Tom De Vita.
Join us Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 from 6pm-10pm and collaborate with Vargas Gallery in building a new art community in the City of Pembroke Pines.

Grown Folks Happy Hour 6/20/14

Grown Folks Happy Hour
Friday, 06/20/2014 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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8358 Pines Blvd,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
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Cost: Free

The Lizard is all grown up… with the Grown & Sexy Vibe we brought u at Calder’s Happy Hour.

After a long work week, You and your friends come out and unwind while enjoying the great 2 for 1 drinks specials, $5 Happy Hour menu, While dancing and vibing to the sounds of Ole Skool & R&B music played by Bigman ON DA Box.

FREE Entry during Happy Hour til 10pm.

You want to Celebrate your Birthday during Happy Hour or would like to reserve a Booth or Table.

Broward College South Campus Office of Cultural Affairs aka BSOCA Hosts Origin Art Exhibit by Gary G Logan 5/2/14

Broward College South Campus Office of Cultural Affairs aka BSOCA Hosts Origin Art Exhibit by Gary G Logan
Sunday, 05/02/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Broward College South Campus
7200 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Gary G. Logan’s “Origin,” a collection of 24 works, is currently on display at Broward College’s South Campus gallery through June 13, 2014.
In the spirit of Neo-Romanticism, Logan’s vivid colors and rich textures explore the mystery of the planet and the Taoist elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Logan’s reinterpretations of nature are metaphors for the soul’s “inner landscapes” and emotions. Please visit www.bsoca.org for more information.

Artist Reception Friday, May 2, 2014
7- 9 p.m.

Tribute to Nina Simone, Calypso Rose and Celia Cruz 4/11/14

– Tribute to Nina Simone, Calypso Rose and Celia Cruz
Friday, 04/11/2014 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Broward College South Campus
7200 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
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Cost: Free for students, $10 GA

Three South Florida-based songstresses pay tribute to three musical legends whose work continues to be celebrated internationally. The concert showcases the talents of Karina Iglesias, who appeared on NBC’s The Voice in 2013, TaMara Wallace, who is working on her highly anticipated first solo dance album, and Leesa Richards, a Detroit native who has recorded with Barbra Streisand and Lenny Kravitz.

Old School Latin Block Party – Shops at Pembroke Gardens 3/8/14

Old School Latin Block Party – Shops at Pembroke Gardens
Saturday, 03/08/2014 – 03/09/2014 09:00 pm – 12:00 am
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330 Southwest 145th Terrace,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025
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Cost: Free

We are taking it back to the old days when parties were just out in the open for everyone to enjoy.

On Saturday, March 8th, 2014 @ 9PM The Shops at Pembroke Gardens, we will be doing just that.

Music by D.J. Juanito Pachanga
He will be playing the best in latin rhythms taking us back.
Entertainment provided by Nuevolution Dance Studios

Free Venue

Come and enjoy the night with us right out in the open @ the Fountain Plaza.

Mark the date

Descarga de Domingos – Monthly Sunday Salsa Social 3/23/14

Descarga de Domingos – Monthly Sunday Salsa Social
Sunday, 03/23/2014 – 03/23/2014 04:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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9117 Taft Street,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
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Cost: 10

Nuevolution Dance Studios will be hosting Monthly Sunday Latin Dance Socials.

4:30pm – Salsa Lessons
5:30pm until will be the Latin Dance Social.

Playing the Best in Latin Music.

Come get your Sunday Dance On.

Date
4th Sunday of Every Month…

Location
9117 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
(754) 263-3364
(954) 589-2362

Price
$10 – General Admission
$8 – Nuevolution Dance Members

“Innovate your Body and Soul”

Feeding South Florida Hosts Club FSF Appreciation Event for Volunteers, Sponsors and Supporters 2/21/14

Feeding South Florida™ Hosts “Club FSF” Appreciation Event for Volunteers, Sponsors & Supporters
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 7–10 p.m.
Feeding South Florida Headquarters
2501 SW 32nd Terrace
Pembroke Park, FL 33009

Feeding South Florida, the largest Feeding America® food bank in the state, will give back to its volunteers, sponsors and supporters by hosting “Club FSF,” a night of festivities highlighting the organization’s past successes and kicking off another year of continued progress in ending hunger in South Florida.

Following an hour of sorting donated products in Feeding South Florida’s warehouse, guests will enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music and dancing, including a performance and video broadcast of the new Feeding South Florida anthem “Come to Me.” Presented by entertainment producer and educator Mike Sipe, the song will be performed by local talent and the song’s co-creators DJ Andre Xavier, Jessie Malie, Alexander Star and Daniel Valencia. Guests must be age 21 or older to attend “Club FSF.”

For more than 25 years, Sipe, president of Mike Sipe Entertainment, Events & Productions, has been a premier South Florida entertainment producer and main man behind the scenes for some of the region’s largest events. His many talents include creating and producing original music in collaboration with acclaimed local musicians and performers. In 2012, Sipe received the prestigious Entertainer of the Year Award from NACE (National Association of Catering Executives).

Wacoal Fit For The Cure At Macy’s 2/27/14

Wacoal Fit For The Cure® At Macy’s
Thursday, 02/27/2014 – 02/27/2014 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
WACOAL_FFTC_S14Macy’s Pembroke Lakes Mall
11605 Pines Blvd,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33026
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Cost:

Join Macy’s and Wacoal as we host in-store Fit for the Cure® bra fitting events at select Macy’s locations. Whether you’re looking for a great basic bra or a new style, Wacoal and Macy’s fit experts are ready to help during complimentary fittings. For every woman who receives a complimentary fitting from a trained Wacoal Fit Consultant during one of the events, Wacoal donates $2 to Susan G. Komen and an additional $2 for every Wacoal or b.tempt’d by Wacoal bra or shapewear piece purchased on the event day.

For more than a decade with its landmark Fit for the Cure® program, Wacoal has educated more than half a million women about the importance of bra fit, foundation and breast health. Women should be professionally fitted for a bra at least once a year to ensure their cup and width size has not changed as a result of weight gain or loss, pregnancy, or other changes in their body. Take 15 minutes to meet with a Wacoal fit expert and contribute to an important cause. Breast cancer accounts for 26 percent of all cancers among women. A monthly breast self-examination is an important way to detect abnormalities at an early stage.

During the special fit event, a special gift awaits customers making an $80 purchase of Wacoal or b.tempt’d merchandise, while supplies last.

Which Way Out Personal Thoughts Made Public 2/21/14

Which Way Out – Personal Thoughts Made Public
Friday, February 21, 2014Which Way Out invitation
7:00pm – 10:00pm – Opening reception
7:45pm – Performance by The Original Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, Musical and spoken word performance by the Gay-Straight Alliance Club             
Studio 18 in the Pines
1101 Poinciana Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

The exhibition Which Way Out – Personal Thoughts Made Public, curated by Jill Slaughter showcases the compelling work of seven established artists who each interpret the struggle over sharing or keeping information private. Artists include Nestor Arenas, Randy Burman, Jacqueline Gopie, Donna Haynes, Philip Ross Munro, Lori Nozick, and Sara Stites.
 
Because members of the LBGT community must at some point make the decision to “come out” the exhibition also features the Homecoming Project. The city will partner with Live Out Loud, the New York gay rights support organization to host the project at the Pembroke Pines Charter High School. 
 
The Homecoming Project enables successful members of the LGBT community to return to middle schools, high schools and colleges across the country to share their own coming out stories, and personal life lessons. Dialogues are sparked, and speakers offer inspiration to the next generation following in their footsteps. 
 
The Gay-Straight Alliance club will welcome Davie native Tracy Wise, an accomplished advertising executive now living and working in New York City to speak at the charter school. Visual and/or literary work by the students will also be exhibited in Which Way Out.

Eargasm: Songs of Inspiration 2/8/14

Eargasm: Songs of Inspiration
Saturday, 02/08/2014 – 08:00 pm –
Broward College South Campus
7200 Pines Boulevard Pembroke Pines,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Webpage Link
Cost: $10 / Free for students with valid I.D

Local performers Ashley “Yellow “ Carter, a gospel vocalist influenced by the voices of Norah Jones and Ella Fitzgerald, and singer/composer/actor Paul “PJ” Golatt III, who is currently working on his sophomore album, take to the stage to interpret songs of inspiration.

Overheard Series: Slut Energy Theory 2/12/14

Overheard Series: Slut Energy Theory
Wednesday, 02/12/2014 – 08:00 pm –
Rene-Marie-1Broward College South Campus
7200 Pines Boulevard Pembroke Pines,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
More Info Link
Cost: $10 / Free for students with valid I.D.

Acclaimed jazz singer René Marie takes on the world through the eyes of U’Dean, an elderly African-American woman, who shares her thoughts and experiences on taboo subjects like sexual abuse and “pushin’ on through to the other side.”

About Face | Portraiture – A Reflection of Ourselves 10/4/13

About Face | Portraiture – A Reflection of Ourselves
Friday, 10/04/2013 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Invitation-About-Face-Face-BombingStudio 18
1101 Poinciana Drive,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025
More Info Link
Cost:

About Face | Portraiture – A Reflection of Ourselves – Curated by Jill Slaughter

Seven artists explore the intimacy of portraiture. Artists include: Jc Bravo, Diana Contreras, Barbara M. deVarona- BMD, Todd Brittingham, Elyse Roth, Buddah Funk and Alex Altidor

Face Bombing is the companion installation to the exhibition. Artist Todd Brittingham has blanketed the City of Pembroke Pines with whimsical smiling faces using common-place materials to transform building facades and ordinary trees.

2nd Annual Barbados Melting Pot 9/14/13

2nd Annual Barbados Melting Pot
Saturday, 09/14/2013 – 09/14/2013 01:00 pm – 09:00 pm
BMP-Flyer-with-Entertainers1Jake Dowerman Pavilion
2801 North University Drive,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Webpage Link
Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door; $5 children ages 2-10

It’s here again…

Join Bajan Young Achievers on Saturday, September 14th for the 2nd Annual Barbados Melting Pot.
Come “Roll It” with the 2013 Party Monarchs of Barbados…. SOKA KARTEL!
Music by DJ Baje and Barrie Hype

Register for the Road Tennis Tournament — $15 gets you chance at $100, $50, or $25. (Pre-register @ info@byasfi.org)

BBQ Pig Tails, Pudding N Souse, Fish Cakes, Cou-Cou, Fish, Chicken (Can’t list all), Drinks, Tuk Band Characters, KidsZone, Competition, Partying and more

See you, your family, and friends on September 14th!!!!!! Don’t miss it

Call, email, text, or Facebook for your advance tickets.

2nd Annual Barbados Melting Pot 9/14/13

2nd Annual Barbados Melting Pot
Saturday, 09/14/2013 – 01:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Barbados-Melting-Pot-Flyer-2013-3Jake Dowerman Pavilion (Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church Grounds)
2801 University Drive,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Webpage Link
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 kids ages 2-10

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Barbados Melting Pot hosted by Bajan Young Achievers

A fun-filled cultural event for the entire family, featuring “things Bajan”
lots of food, drinks and entertainment.
Music by DJ Baje
Enjoy a KidsZone, grand live show with stilt-walkers, limbo dancers and
fire-eating and a Road Tennis Tournament
See costumes for the Miami Carnival compliments of the two Bajan bands –
“Bajan Fuh Evah” & “Unies Int’l”
Prizes and Giveaways Galore
!!!Miss this and blame yuhself!!!
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The 2014 South Florida Firefighters Calendar Unveiling 8/23/13-8/25/13

Official Calendar Launch Party
SFL FlyerAugust 23, 2013
Round Up Nightclub
Davie, FL
8:00 PM – 2:00 AM
-In addition to general access, 60 exclusive VIP Tickets are available for this event. The VIP Ticket holders will feature an hour meet and great with the 18 firemen featured in the 2014 Calendar. This is an opportunity to take pictures, autographs and get up and close and personal with the heroes. The ticket also includes a premium drink. Tickets can be purchased for $50 at www.firefighterscalendar.com.

Calendar Unveiling
August 24, 2013
Center Fountain – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Chris FirefighterCalendar Signing Event
August 25, 2013
Pembroke Lakes Mall – Outside of Macy’s
Pembroke Pines, FL
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The hottest firemen in the country are back for the 2014 South Florida Firefighter’s Calendar! This year’s theme is “Caliente” and they are hotter than ever. The South Florida Firefighters Calendar is presented by One Beat CPR + AED with three events in South Florida from August 23 – 25, 2013. The community is encouraged to show their support by pre-ordering at www.firefighterscalendar.com or purchasing the $20 calendars in person at one of these three exciting events! Each calendar purchase will support Here’s Help, A Safe Haven for Newborns and Friends Forever Rescue charities. The red hot philanthropists will be available for photos and autographs after purchase of the Calendars at these three events.

The 2014 Calendar will feature 15 new hot firemen and three returning MVP’s. The Calendar features the steamy photos on 13 x 9 gloss paper. Since these men are great family guys, two of the photos will feature the flaming hot heroes with their kids!

Cory FirefighterThis edition’s “Caliente” firemen range in age from 18 to 45-years-old. They represent many different areas of South Florida including: Russell and Jonathan – Hollywood Fire Rescue, Michael – Broward Sheriff’s Office, Kenny – East Lake Fire Rescue, Jose R., Henry, Manuel, Hector, Robert, Peter, Erick and Andres – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, Adam – Miami Beach Fire Rescue and Jamal and Joseph – City of Lauderhill Fire Rescue and this year’s MVPs: David – Hialeah Fire Rescue, and Paul and Jose M – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

The Calendar was founded in 1992, the year of Hurricane Andrew, by Lt. Luis Espinosa, and originally benefiting Habitat for Humanity’s Hurricane Andrew Fund, the South Florida Firefighters Calendar has since become its own charitable organization a 501©3, donating over $260,000 to many local charities in South Florida. Such as: The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Habitat for Humanity’s Hurricane Andrew Fund, Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities, Neighbors 4 Neighbors, Best Buddies, Cystic Fibrosis, A Safe Haven for Newborns, Friends Forever Rescue and Here’s Help.

RIO Tuscan Grille South Florida Locations Shake It Up on National Martini Day 6/19/13

RIO Tuscan Grille South Florida Locations Shake It Up on National Martini Day
Wednesday, 06/19/2013, 11:30 am –
BRIO at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
14576 SW 5th Street,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33009
Webpage Link

Select martinis offered for $5 all day in honor of National Martini Day! Offerings include the Flirtini, Sobiesky Raspberry, 03 Orange Liqueur, cranberry and pineapple juices topped with a Prosecco float; Razzberritini, Sobiesky Raspberry, Raspberry Schnapps, lime juice and a splash of fresh lemon juice; Bella Pesca, Sobiesky Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Peach Puree, fresh lemon juice and a splash of lemon-lime soda; and Lemon Basil Crush Martini, Sobiesky Cytron Vodka, crushed basil, a splash of fresh lemon juice, chilled and served with a sugar rim. Available in the bar and dining room.

A Candid Conversation on Education and Youth Violence in South Florida With Award Winning Journalist Soledad O’Brien 5/17/13

A Candid Conversation on Education and Youth Violence in South Florida With Award Winning Journalist Soledad O’Brien
Sunday, 05/17/2013, 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
SoledadFlyerFinal-1Broward College
Judson A. Samuels Campus at 7200 Pines Blvd,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
More Info Link

(Miami,Fl)- L.E.A.D Nation (Leaders By Empowerment, Activists By Development) in partnership with Broward College and WEDR 99 Jamz will co-host the #IamCHANGE Youth TownHall on Friday, May 17th, 2013 from 7pm-9pm at Broward College – Judson A. Samuels Campus at 7200 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL. A precursor to the annual South Florida Youth Summit this fall, the purpose of this town hall style meeting is to provide a platform for youth to organize and discuss issues that plague their communities. The Think Tank- like environment will help set the stage for this year’s progressive agenda, inspiring students to create real solutions to real issues. Miss Kimmy and Shelby Rushin, popular radio personalities from 99 Jamz will MC the evening and Soledad O’Brien will deliver the keynote address. This event is free and open to the public.

The primary objective of this series is to empower Generation Y to create solutions that directly address South Florida’s epidemic of youth violence, education challenges, and increased childhood obesity. L.E.A.D Nation events are held in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties for students in grades 6-12. The 2nd annual South Florida Youth Summit will take place this year on October 16-19th.

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Step Into Spring 3/30/13

Step Into Spring
Saturday, 03/30/2013, 12:00 pm –
The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
The Shops at Pembroke Gardens (Between Brio Tuscan Grille and Brimstone Woodfire Grill) 14575 – 14576 SW 2nd Street ,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Webpage Link

Step into spring with South Florida’s movers and shakers and high-style trendsetters for a spring fashion show featuring the hottest looks from the runway. Famed Miami blogger and journalist Annie Vazquez of The Fashion Poet has partnered with The Shops at Pembroke Gardens and 18 of Miami’s leading fashion bloggers to host the season’s most stylish event. Showcasing hand-picked looks from a selection of The Shops’ most coveted stores, the city’s top style bloggers will strut the catwalk modeling everything from beach-chic swimwear and accessories, to Easter Sunday’s best dresses and the hottest in spring couture.
The event, which will take place at the outdoor lifestyle center between Brio Tuscan Grille and Brimstone Woodfire Grill, will be emceed by Miami fashionista, Tiffany Perez. Men’s and women’s looks from the following stores will be showcased: Ann Taylor, Old Navy, MIXX shoes, Swim n’ Sport, and White House | Black Market, among others.

Guests will also enjoy a Sephora Beauty Bar offering makeup touchups, a fashion photo booth, music and complimentary light bites and beverages courtesy of Brio Tuscan Grille.

Those seeing an excellent view of the show can secure a table for lunch at the outdoor patio of Brio Tuscan Grille or Brimstone Woodfire Grill. For reservations at Brimstone, call 954-430-2333. Patio seating at Brio is first-come, first-served.

Saturday, March 30th
12:00 p.m. – Event Begins
1:00 p.m. – 1st Runway Show
1:30 p.m. – 2nd Runway Show

Stepping Into Spring Spring Fashion Show with Top Miami Fashion Bloggers 3/30/13

Stepping Into Spring Spring Fashion Show with Top Miami Fashion Bloggers
pembrokeSaturday, March 30th
12:00 p.m. – Event Begins
1:00 p.m. – 1st Runway Show
1:30 p.m. – 2nd Runway Show
The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
(Between Brio Tuscan Grille and Brimstone Woodfire Grill)
14575 – 14576 SW 2nd Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Step into spring with South Florida’s movers and shakers and high-style trendsetters for a spring fashion show featuring the hottest looks from the runway. Famed Miami blogger and journalist Annie Vazquez of The Fashion Poet has partnered with The Shops at Pembroke Gardens and 18 of Miami’s leading fashion bloggers to host the season’s most stylish event. Showcasing hand-picked looks from a selection of The Shops’ most coveted stores, the city’s top style bloggers will strut the catwalk modeling everything from beach-chic swimwear and accessories, to Easter Sunday’s best dresses and the hottest in spring couture. Featured fashion bloggers will include:
 
Bianca Sanchez of Bianca’s Fashion Corner
Casey Garcia of Sweet Savvy Street
Charnele Michel of Cha Cha The Fashion Genius
Dee Trillo of Haute Frugalista
Dianna Hughes of Adventures in Her Stilettos
Gissi Jimenez of The Architect of Style
Jana Rose Carrero of OJ and Cigs
Kara Endres of Sprinkle in Springs
Kiana Barnes of Young Wilde & Free
Kristin Clark of Living in Color Print
Kirstin Foley Anderson of Kirstin Marie
Leila Salazar of Keeping It Pretty
Luana Cantuarias of Fashionista Latina
Maika Moulite of Glam Life Blog
Martha Dominguez of Princess Martha
Netty of The Fashionable ESQ
Rachelle Porsanna of Pink Sole
Zaida Hernandez of Zaida’s Zone
 
The event, which will take place at the outdoor lifestyle center between Brio Tuscan Grille and Brimstone Woodfire Grill, will be emceed by Miami fashionista, Tiffany Perez.  Men’s and women’s looks from the following stores will be showcased: Ann Taylor, Old Navy, MIXX shoes, Swim n’ Sport, and White House | Black Market, among others.
 
Guests will also enjoy a Sephora Beauty Bar offering makeup touchups, a fashion photo booth, music and complimentary light bites and beverages courtesy of Brio Tuscan Grille.
 
Those seeing an excellent view of the show can secure a table for lunch at the outdoor patio of Brio Tuscan Grille or Brimstone Woodfire Grill. For reservations at Brimstone, call 954-430-2333. Patio seating at Brio is first-come, first-served.

Shop to Save… A Life 12/15/12

Shop to Save… A Life
Saturday, 12/15/2012, 09:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
527 SW 145th Terrace ,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Webpage Link

Shoppers can save both precious lives and a pretty penny during the “Day of Hope” event at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens this month. For a $10 donation—benefiting the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Pembroke Pines—guests will receive a wristband, allowing them to enjoy special savings at many of the lifestyle destination’s participating restaurants and stores.

The wristband must be shown at all participating stores in order to receive discounts and services.

Breakfast with Santa at BRIO 12/8/12

Breakfast with Santa at BRIO
brioSaturday, Dec. 8, 2012, 9-10:30 a.m.
BRIO Tuscan Grille
The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
14576 SW 5th Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33082
Phone: (954) 431-1341

Cost: $11.95 per adult; $5.95 per child

Reservations are required. Call BRIO at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens at (954) 431-1341 to reserve for this special Santa event!

Santa is paying a special visit to BRIO Tuscan Grille at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens to hear Christmas wishes and spread holiday cheer. Guests will enjoy a delicious plated breakfast and holiday activities including a visit and photos with Santa (guests are encouraged to bring their cameras), coloring contest, a goodie bag for each child and more.
 
Guests are encouraged to bring in a new, unwrapped toy which will be donated to several local charities through The Shops at Pembroke Gardens’ Caravan of Joy: Miramar Fire Department, Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center, Good Shepherd Child Development Center, Hialeah Housing, Redlands Christian Migrant Centers, Sagrada Familia Child Care Centers, and TACOLCY Center. Everyone who brings a new, unwrapped toy toy will be registered to win a BRIO $100 gift card.
 
BRIO’s breakfast will be plentiful with scrumptious items for both adults and children. Dishes on the adult menu include Fritatta Al Forno, layered with eggs, angel hair, crisp bacon, onions, spinach, artichoke, Fontina cheese and Parmesan cream, served with potatoes peperonata and fresh fruit; Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries & Bacon, three farm fresh scrambled eggs with potatoes peperonata, Applewood smoked bacon and fresh fruit; Open Faced Chicken & Avocado Omelet with Feta cheese, roasted peppers and crispy lavoush, served with potatoes peperonata and fresh fruit; Berries & Cream French Toast, brioche stuffed with Mascarpone cream cheese and sautéed until golden brown, topped with fresh berries and a vanilla cream cheese drizzle, served with bacon; and BRIO’s Omelet Del Giorno, chef’s special omelet of bacon, tomatoes, spinach and mozzarella, served with potatoes peperonata and fresh fruit.
 
Children’s selections include Kids’ French Toast served with maple syrup, bacon and fresh fruit; and Kids’ Scrambled Eggs served with bacon and fresh fruit.
 
Reservations are required for the Breakfast with Santa event.
 
After BRIO’s Breakfast with Santa, guests are invited to enjoy holiday festivities at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens, including more photos with Santa by the fountain, photo opportunities at the fireplace and Caravan of Joy and more. Santa and others will be passing out candy canes. On Sunday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m., there will be a blessing and lighting of the Hanukkah candle at the fountain.

The All Hallows Hangout at The Shops Pembroke Gardens 10/28/12

The All Hallows Hangout at The Shops Pembroke Gardens
image004Sunday, October 28, 2012, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Shops at Pembroke Gardens (the festivities start off at the front of Fuddruckers)
527 SW 145th Terrace
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

The Shops at Pembroke Gardens is gearing up to be this year’s All Hallows hotspot in Broward as fantasy, folklore and furry friends come together in the spirit of this spook-tacular day!  Participating stores will give away treats to kids in costumes as they stroll around with their fang-tastic parents and boo’tiful pets (because four legged friends are welcome too!). There will be plenty of fun for the whole family, including a photo opportunity with the mile-high scarecrow, goody bag giveaways at the Treat Stop (located in front of Fuddruckers) and pet-style trick-or-treating with Doggie Bars set up around the outdoor lifestyle center. And to top it all off, parents will be able to enter their costume-clad crew—both pint-sized people and pooches alike— in a raffle contest for the chance to win one of five mall gift certificates, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

BRIO hosts fundraiser for Sydney and Alexandria Cohen Foundation/Neonatal ICU at Memorial Hospital West 10/15/12

BRIO hosts fundraiser for Sydney & Alexandria Cohen Foundation/Neonatal ICU at Memorial Hospital West
Monday, Oct.15, 2012, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
BRIO Tuscan Grille
The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
14576 SW 5th Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33082
Phone: (954) 431-1341

Continuing its dedication to supporting the local community, BRIO Tuscan Grille at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens is inviting the public to “Gather Around Its Table” for a great cause: the local non-profit organization The Sydney & Alexandria Cohen Foundation, Inc. for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hospital West. On Monday, Oct. 15, BRIO is donating 20 percent of all food sales (dine-in or carry-out) to the organizations.

Reservations are recommended. Gift card sales are not included.

The Sydney & Alexandria Cohen Foundation helps ensure that premature babies have the best chance for a healthy life through technology. It was founded by Jennifer and Brian Cohen, whose twin daughters Sydney and Alexandria were born at 31 weeks gestation in 2003. They spent five weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hospital West. Today, they are healthy, thriving girls, with no complications from having been born so early.  

BRIO is an upscale, affordable restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The restaurant not only prides itself on its delicious cuisine, exceptional service and Tuscan atmosphere, but also its support of local causes.

Sal’s Italian Restaurant Raises funds for Cancer Thusdays 9/20/12-10/11/12

Sal’s Italian Restaurant Raises funds for Cancer Thusdays
Sals Italian Restaurant flyerEvery Thursday beginning September 20 through October 11, from 11 a.m. to close. 
Sal’s Italian Restaurant
The Shops of Pembroke Gardens
14535 SW 5th Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
The Shops are located just off Interstate-75 at Pines Boulevard, Exit 9A

Sal’s Italian Restaurant at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens is campaigning to help raise money for the American Cancer Society of Broward.

Sal’s Italian Restaurant at the Shops at Pembroke Gardens has teamed up with the Memorial Healthcare System’s Imaging Center in order to raise funds for cancer. In support of the organization, they are giving 20% of their sales to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Broward County.

Barbados Melting Pot 9/14/12

Barbados Melting Pot
Barbados-Melting-Pot-82612Friday, September 14, 2012, 6:30pm – 1:00am
Jake Dowerman Pavilion
2801 University Drive
Pembroke Pines FL 33024
Located at the back of Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church

A fun-filled cultural event for everyone, featuring "things Bajan" – lots of food, drinks and entertainment.
Music by DJ Baje & DJ Stamina. Also enjoy a grand show with stilt-walkers, limbo dancers and fire-eating.
See costumes for the Miami Carnival compliments of the two Bajan bands – "Bajan Fuh Evah" & "Unies Int’l"

The Tastings Part III Fundraiser for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Shops at Pembroke Gardens 8/14/12

The Tastings Part III Fundraiser for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Tuesday, August 14th
5:30 p.m. – Will Call (located at the Fountain across from The Pub)
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. –The Tastings
7:45 p.m. – Raffles Begin
The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
527 SW 145th Terrace
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
The Shops are located just off Interstate-75 at Pines Boulevard, Exit 9A

$10 pre-sale tickets available online.
$15 at the event
All on-site and pre-purchased tickets are available at Will Call
(All funds directly benefit American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

This month, a fleet of inspirational survivors and supporters—all seeking bountiful plates and many donning pink brassieres—will join together in celebration and feast at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens for Part III of The Tastings. Benefiting American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, The Tastings—a signature, tri-annual event that takes place throughout the lifestyle center’s beautiful, open-air setting—features taste-bud-tantalizing selections from menus of the The Shops’ participating restaurants.

In exchange for a small charitable donation, guests will receive a “Taste Card” that will serve as a tasting ticket. Featuring scrumptious sample dishes and delights like refreshing ice cream scoops, Bruschetta and wine, the culinary selections will include treats from Brio Tuscan Grille, Fuddruckers, Gelosia Delizia Italiana, Kilwins, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Sal’s Italian Ristorante, Starbucks, Stir Crazy, Sur La Table, TCBY, That Wine Place, The Pub, and Village Tavern.

Participants who purchase a “Taste Card” will be entered into a raffle for their chance to win various prizes, including restaurant gift cards and a $500 shopping spree at the mall courtesy of Lime Fresh Mexican Grill. The progressive-style event will also feature live music by Jay Blue Band, exhibits by resident artists from Studio 18, gift bags, and much more!

All ticket-sale proceeds from The Tastings will directly benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer—a powerful and inspiring walk event that unites communities in honor of breast cancer survivors, helps to promote awareness about steps that can be taken to reduce risks and raises funds to benefit American Cancer Society research and services.

Women attending the event are encouraged to “Put On Your Pink Bra,” in support of the American Cancer Society’s awareness campaign to fight breast cancer. The organization’s Florida division launched the “Put On Your Pink Bra” campaign in 2011 as a bold, fresh way for women throughout the state to show support for, and empower ACS’ mission, and those battling the disease.

Shop to Save A Life Relay For Life Shopping Fundraiser in Pembroke Pines 7/29/12

Shop to Save A Life Relay For Life Shopping Fundraiser in Pembroke Pines
Sunday, July 29, 11:00am to 7:00pm
The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
527 SW 145th Terrace
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
The Shops are located just off Interstate-75 at Pines Boulevard, Exit 9A

$10 (For a wristband)
Wristbands may be purchased at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens on the day of the event or pre-purchased online at www.relayforlife.org/pembrokepinesfl. There will be designated stations located throughout the Shops where wristbands can be picked up or purchased.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Pembroke Pines

Shoppers can save both precious lives and a pretty penny during the “Day of Hope” event at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens this month. For a $10 donation—benefiting the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Pembroke Pines—guests will receive a wristband, allowing them to enjoy special savings at many of the lifestyle destination’s participating restaurants and stores. The perks include 10% off at BCBG; manicure and pedicure specials at Venetian Nail Spa; 15% off accessories at ZGallerie; 20% off at Brio Tuscan Grille; and much more!

The wristband must be shown at all participating stores in order to receive discounts and services. These offers are only valid for the stores located at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens on July 29, 2012.

WPBT2/KidVision Invites You to Story Time with Mr. Steve 7/9/12

WPBT2/KidVision Invites You to Story Time with Mr. Steve!
07/09/2012, 10:30am-12:00pm
United States
7300 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
More Info

WPBT2/Kidvision, in association with JetBlue, PBS Kids and Broward County Library System, will host an intimate story time event to help keep children reading throughout the summer on Monday, July 9 at 10:30am at the South Regional/ Broward County Library in Pembroke Pines, FL.

Attendees will enjoy a performance by PBS Kids host, Mr. Steve, appearances by PBS Kids characters, giveaways and much more.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://channel2.typepad.com/community_events_blog/2012/06/wpbt2kidvision-invites-you-to-story-time-with-mr-steve.html or call (305) 424-4025.

The event is part of the Soar with Reading program, a free literacy program launched by PBS Kids and JetBlue to keep children reading and beat the summer learning slide.

Whole Foods Market Florida Regional Top Butcher Competition 5/29/12 – 6/7/12

Whole Foods Market Florida Regional Top Butcher Competition

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Competing stores: Tampa, Sarasota, Winter Park, Jacksonville and Orlando
Location: Whole Foods Market – Orlando; 8003 Turkey Lake Rd., Phillips Crossing, Orlando, FL 32819

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Competing stores: Naples, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs and Plantation
Location: Whole Foods Market – Pembroke Pines; 14956 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Competing stores: Wellington, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach Gardens
Location: Whole Foods Market – Palm Beach Gardens; 11701 Lake Victoria Garden Ave., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Competing stores: South Beach, Pinecrest, Coral Gables and Aventura
Location: Whole Foods Market – Coral Gables; 6701 Red Road, Coral Gables, FL 33143

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The four winners from the preliminary competitions above will head to Whole Foods Market – Boca Raton to compete in the Top Butcher Competition Regional Finals.

Butchery is an art and a craft and to honor it, the Whole Foods Market Florida region has invited their in-house butchers to sharpen their knives and gear up for a regional Top Butcher Competition. Each store in Florida has nominated their best butcher to compete in a regional “cut-off.” The winner of the regional finals will head to Washington D.C. to go up against fellow finalists from across the United States in the Top Butcher Competition National Finals and the winning finalist will compete in New York City at the annual Meatopia event. Foodies and consumers are invited to join Whole Foods Market as they celebrate the fine art of butchery.

Competitors will be given a specific portion of meat, which will be revealed the day of each competition and 15 minutes to properly cut and present the meat. They will be judged on how quickly they can cut the meat, the creativity and precision behind their slices and the ability to maximize profit potential. The winner is automatically entered to compete in the regional finals. All regional competitions begin at 11:00 a.m.; schedule follows:

The Shops at Pembroke Gardens Part II of The Tastings a Community Fundraiser 5/15/12

The Shops at Pembroke Gardens Part II of The Tastings a Community Fundraiser
Tuesday, May 15 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
527 SW 145th Terrace
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
www.pembrokegardens.com

The Shops at Pembroke Gardens announces Part II of “The Tastings,” a community fundraiser featuring delectable dishes, live entertainment, art, prizes, and more!

From bread pudding to burger bites, old-fashioned ice cream to Chinese-chicken salad, the “eat” is on at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens this month when the lifestyle center, in partnership with Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce and benefiting The Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund, hosts the second part of the destination’s signature, tri-annual event, The Tastings.

To take place throughout The Shops at Pembroke Gardens’ beautiful, open-air setting, Savory smells will fill the air as the center’s various restaurants cook, grill, churn and pour to deliver taste-bud-tantalizing favorites from each of their respective menus. For a minimal donation to The Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund ($10 for pre-sale tickets or $15 at the event) guests will receive a Taste Card that will serve as a sampling ticket. The culinary selections will include treats from Brio Tuscan Grill, The Pub, Fuddruckers, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Kilwin’s Chocolate and Ice Cream, Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill, That Wine Place, and Village Tavern.

Participants who purchase a Taste Card can enter into a raffle for their chance to win various prizes including restaurant gift cards and a $500 shopping spree at the mall, courtesy of Lime Fresh Mexican Grill. The progressive-style event will also feature a live jazz band by the fountain, exhibits by resident artists from Studio 18, gift bags, and much more.

All ticket sale proceeds from The Tastings will directly benefit The Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund. A fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the charity is committed to supporting programs that move low-income children and families toward self-sufficiency. Since 1991, the fund has awarded local nonprofit organizations serving Broward and Palm Beach counties more that 2,300 grants, totaling more than $38.4 million. Additionally, the McCormick Foundation matches all donations to the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund at 50 cents on the dollar.

“The Tastings has proven to be a fun, highly anticipated and family-friendly event that brings the community together for a great cause,” said Ed Mitchell, Senior Vice President of South Florida Operations for Duke Realty, which owns and manages The Shops at Pembroke Gardens. “We are grateful to the Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce for their assistance in organizing the fundraiser and look forward to a very successful – and tasty – event.”

The Tastings will take place at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens at 527 SW 145th Terrace, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027, located just off Interstate-75 at Pines Boulevard. For more information on The Tastings, or to pre-purchase Taste Card tickets visit: http://pembrokegardens.com/the-tastings-part-2/ Guests can pick up their Taste Cards at Will Call, which opens at the fountain at 5:30 p.m. The Tastings begins at 6:00 p.m. and the raffles begin at 7:45 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Miami Fins and Fajitas 5/5/12

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta where Miami Fins & Fajitas join forces
Saturday, May 5th, 11:00am to 11:00pm
Lime Fresh Mexican Grill at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
527 SW 145th Terrace
(Store Location: 62)
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
The Shops are located just off Interstate-75 at Pines Boulevard

Fajitas and Fins join forces as Lime Fresh Mexican Grill at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens present a muy caliente Cinco de Mayo celebration that includes appearances by Dolphins alumni,Twan Russel, O.J. McDuffie, and Troy Drayton, along with the Miami Dolphins’ quarterback toss truck, autograph memorabilia benefiting Russell’s Reading Room, games for the kids, and much more. Cinco de Mayo observers will declare their love for Mexican grub as they indulge in Lime Fresh’s tasty cuisine while also enjoying a DJ’s festive tunes, and raffles throughout the day.

The Cinco de Mayo event celebration at Lime Fresh is free and open to the public.

The Princess and The Pub 4/29/12

The Princess and The Pub
Sunday, April 29th, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Pub at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
237 SW 145th Terrace
(Store Location: 23)
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Once upon a time pubs were just for parents and the 21-plus crowd. But now, one’s taken on an air of magic, transforming into a mystical forest, a Disney castle and even a winter wonderland. This month, children get the royal treatment when fairies, princesses and a pauper-turned-prince join together for an Enchanting Fairytale Party at The Pub featuring Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Bell, Cinderella, Princess Jasmine, Snow White, and many more! Promising a fairy-tale time, kids will enjoy songs, face painting and fun with a regal party of Disney favorites. Plus, those who come in fairytale attire will have the chance to live happily ever after when crowned the prized winner of the character costume contest!

Chefs Service Day at Feeding South Florida 4/23/12

Chefs Service Day at Feeding South Florida
Monday, April 23
Volunteering: 10 a.m. to noon (Volunteers must wear sneakers or closed-toe shoes.) Food trucks: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Feeding South Florida
2501 SW 32 Terrace
Pembroke Park, FL
954-518-1818

No charge to participate in service day. However, anyone who purchases Taste of the Nation tickets that day will receive a 20% discount.

Local top chefs will take a short break from their kitchens to fill boxes with food for the hungry at Feeding South Florida to kick off this year’s Great American Bake Sale along with Taste of the Nation Miami and Fort Lauderdale, which all three benefit Share Our Strength. In support of this great effort, several Food Trucks will participate as well by selling lunch and donating partial proceeds back to the organization, while volunteers can also enjoy complimentary coffee provided by Nespresso. The public is invited to play a part in the service day, which will also include a DJ from Mike Sipe Entertainment.

South Florida’s premier culinary benefits return to Aventura Mall on Sunday, May 6 (Great American Bake Sale), Broward County Convention Center on Thursday, May 17 (Taste of the Nation Fort Lauderdale) and then to the legendary Turnberry Isle Miami resort on Thursday, July 19 (Taste of the Nation Miami.) All ticket sales will be contributed to Share Our Strength, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to end childhood hunger in America.

During the community service day, chefs will tour Feeding South Florida’s Broward headquarters and will spend a couple hours assisting the distribution center’s staff and volunteers with sorting donated food items and checking for expiration dates, dents, damages and leaks.

Each year, Miami-Dade and Broward’s hottest executive chefs, pastry chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion during Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale and Taste of the Nation Miami with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to end childhood hunger. There are over 17 million kids in America with 637,000 of this total in Florida – that’s 1 in 4 children-who do not know when or where they’ll have their next meal. In South Florida, funds are distributed to a number of beneficiaries like Feeding South Florida, which is the state’s largest food bank. For more information and to purchase tickets for Taste of the Nation, call 1-877-26-TASTE or visit www.strengthflorida.org.

With the increase in demand for food, Feeding South Florida is always looking for volunteers. For more information on how you can help, visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org.

Public Reading of Poetic Tribute to Amelia Earhart 4/20/12

Public Reading of Poetic Tribute to Amelia Earhart
April 20, 2012 (6:00-8:00pm)
Studio 18 in the Pines
1101 Poinciana Dr.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

The public is invited to a free, public reading of the poems

Broward County Poet-In-Residence Anastasia Clark announces the public debut of Our Poetic Tribute to Amelia Earhart, a yearlong project to inspire people to create poetry inspired by the life and legend of Amelia Earhart- famed lost pilot- who also wrote poetry herself.

Forty two poets (myself included) from mostly Broward County contributed to the collection which will be on display at Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum in Atchison, KS during April National Poetry Month.

Whole Foods Market–Pembroke Pines Grand Opening

A friend of mine told me a few days ago that the Whole Foods in Pembroke Pines was finally going to open today. I looked online for details and decided to check it out. After all, free continental breakfast and giveaways are my thing. And the same friend told me that the store was opening with a strong beer selection, so I wanted to see that while it was still in untouched condition.

At around 8:30 am I arrived to a massive traffic jam in the entire strip mall’s parking lot. I considered leaving but ended up parking a quarter mile away from the store. As I approached the store with what seemed to be a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, I got my first glance of the atmosphere. The local high school marching band was playing, cheerleaders cheering, and the line of people waiting to get into the store when it opened at 9 am wrapped around the entire parking lot. Massive amounts of people.

I decided to get out my camera and (deservedly) played the journalist card. It was actually pretty easy as the crowd-control staff gave me zero issues for pushing my way up to the front near the speech-makers. At the same time, they were telling dozens of others to get at the end of the aforementioned line. Cameras are powerful, apparently.

I took a bunch of pictures, listened to a bunch of short speeches from store executives, and basically looked cool, LOL. Even Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis was there give a little speech about economic development for the city. They had a bread breaking ceremony to dedicate the store, after which the three huge loaves were ripped to shreds by the wolves from the line. Speaking of food, I never did find the continental breakfast, but I’m sure that’s my fault.

My media credentials got me into the store promptly. I took some pictures. I looked around. I bought the first beer that the store sold. My 40-year old self got carded! But by 9:05 am I was on my way out the door. I did not try for the gift bag since a ticket was required that I apparently didn’t earn by standing in that massive line.

Who would have thought that thousands of people would show up for a Grocery Store Grand Opening? If it was for the prize alone, I’d say that’s crazy. Anyway, Good Luck Whole Foods!

Whole Foods Market
14956 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
(954) 392-3500
It’s just West of I-75 on Pines.

 

Total Wine and More–Not Just a Liquor Store

Pretty Poetic Title. Am I right?

Everyone in South Florida knows that Total Wine & More is a great place to shop for Beer, Spirits and Wine. I’d have preferred they called it Total Beer and More, but that’s just me. The variety of products, great prices, regular tastings and knowledgeable, friendly staff are just the beginning, too.

Total Wine offers regular educational opportunities for their customers as well. You know, the fun kind of education. Not geometry and grammar, though those are two of my interests. But I’ll save that for another time. Yes, Total Wine offers beer classes, wine tastings with the actual wine makers, whiskey classes with specialists in the business and everything in between. Got a Tequila fetish? This is your store!

For a nominal fee, usually between $15 and $25, consumers can attend one of these events. They are conveniently scheduled, regular events, too, and often they are happening at multiple locations simultaneously so you have your choice. I’ve personally been to a few of their classes. First, Whiskeys Around the World presented by a Senior Master of Whiskey and more recently one called Bourbon Essentials, in addition to a few beer events which I just assumed you knew. I learned a lot. They were very interesting, fun, nice to meet other people, enjoyable experiences. We were able to sample a variety of products, selected for quality and value, and even get some coupons to use afterward.

My wife and a friend just signed up for a Wine Class called Malbec and Other Sexy Wines of South America. And I heard the store manager just yesterday talking about Single Malt Scotch and Tequila classes coming up soon. With 9 local South Florida stores, you will surely have no problem finding something that interests you too. Pick a store and check out their calendar.

I recently asked Greg Tuttle, Total Wine’s Product Education Manager, based out of their Corporate office in Potomac, MD, a few questions. If you have your own questions, Greg is on Twitter, and he or his staff will be happy to get you some answers about their educational series. Plus he’s pretty cool. You might even bump into him one day. For real, I did. And don’t think I’m being a dick with my questions. I just wanted to play Devil’s Advocate and get the real scoop.

Total Wine's Greg Tuttle and Rob Hill

 

Me: Why go to the trouble of organizing educational classes for your customers? It seems like a lot of work for not a lot of money. Are you just trying to get a few more customers into your store?

Greg: We believe that knowledgeable customers are the best customers. At Total Wine & More, with our wide selection of wines, beers, and spirits, we have an opportunity to engage with customers in educational environments where we can share some of the breadth of our product portfolio. Customers can taste and learn in a relaxed atmosphere, and expose their palates to products and flavors they may never have otherwise tried.

Me: How do you make sure your presenters are ready for an enthusiastic and well-versed audience? What type of training do you make sure your employees or guest presenters have beforehand? How do you ensure they are qualified?

Greg: Indeed our audiences are enthusiastic, but their level of knowledge spans the spectrum from beginner to expert. Thus, we tailor the classes down the middle, so there is something for everybody including tasting a new product they’ve never tasted before, and/or learning something new about wine, beer or spirits that they did not previously know. Our area vice presidents and district managers select the class presenters for each store based on the presenters’ exhibiting core subject matter knowledge and presentation skills.

This is where I tried to zing him, LOL: How do you select the products that will be tasted? Do you just pick a handful of beers that are average and not selling well?

Greg: For beer classes, we first determine a set of class themes for the year, aiming to cover a wide spectrum of customers interests and previous beer knowledge, and then within each theme certain beer styles are selected to match that theme. Beer selections are challenging because availability of beer differs from one state to the next and from one market to another within the state. Typically, class presenters are given a list of beers for each beer style covered from which they can chose what to feature in their class based on availability in their store. They are also allowed to feature locally produced beers that may not be on the list.

Me: Is there anything else about Total Wine’s educational series that you think is very important or interesting?

Greg: Our product education series is constantly expanding and evolving. New classes are introduced each year, while prior favorites are updated and included in the roster. A person who attends each class offered, be it wine, beer, or spirits, will in a year’s time be exposed to an incredibly wide sampling of the varietals and styles available to him/her.

Me (trying for the Krabby Patty Formula): Are there any secret surprises we can look forward to in S. Florida in the coming months?

Greg: No “secrets” up our sleeves right now, but I suggest your readers follow our Twitter accounts (@TWMBeer and @Totalwine) and on Facebook for updates.

Broward College presents The Piano Marathon 2/19/12

Broward College presents The Piano Marathon
February 19th at 2pm
Judson A. Samuels South Campus
Performing Cultural Arts Theater
7200 Pines Blvd
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Piano Marathon at the Recital Hall in South Campus of Broward College.

An interactive experience for all, the Piano Marathon seeks pianists to perform programs between 15-20 minutes. Each performer will follow the previous one to create an ongoing and continuous tapestry of music.

This time five musicians will present an absolutely amazing program. It is free and open to public.

Got Swag Thursdays presents Papa Keith’s Fireworks Birthday Celebration 2/9/12

Got Swag Thursdays presents Papa Keith’s Fireworks Birthday Celebration
February 9, 2012, 10pm-4am
Cafe Iguana’s
8358 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Entertainment Mogul, Papa Keith, is celebrating his Big Birthday Bash at Got Swag Thursdays inside of Cafe Iguana’s.

Ladies in and drink free till 12 Midnight
College Students/ Military $10 all night

Along with Got Swag Thursdays house dj’s, we have several international guest dj’s coming thru.
Join us for the opening of the Hip Hop room with Rick Ross’s Official DJ,
DJ Sam Sneak

Feeding South Florida hosts breakfast bringing together community leaders to end hunger in South Florida 1/31/12

Feeding South Florida hosts breakfast bringing together community leaders to end hunger in South Florida
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 9-11:30 a.m.
Feeding South Florida Headquarters
2501 SW 32 Terrace
Pembroke Park, FL 33023

For the public to RSVP or for questions about the event, please contact jwescott@feedingsouthflorida.org or 954-518-1838.

In its continuing effort to mobilize the South Florida community to “Fight Hunger and Feed Hope,” Feeding South FloridaTM (formerly Daily Bread Food Bank) is hosting its 4th Annual Community Breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Community leaders, elected officials, school board members, and representatives of Feeding South Florida’s network of area not-for-profit organizations have been invited to attend the breakfast, where they will discuss new ideas about how to fight hunger in South Florida.

“Community leaders play a very important role in helping us to lead the fight against hunger,” said Anthea Pennant, director of external affairs for Feeding South Florida. “The Community Breakfast serves as an excellent ‘meeting of the minds’ to create ways to rally local residents to join the fight.”

Feeding South Florida, South Florida’s leading hunger-relief organization, and its network of over 700 agencies supply food to nearly 1 million residents of Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties experiencing food insecurity during the year.

Feeding South FloridaTM (formerly Daily Bread Food Bank) is a not-for-profit organization that empowers other South Florida not-for-profit organizations to assist people in need and improve their lives. Feeding South Florida does this by providing food and other grocery products; and by educating and engaging our community to fight hunger and poverty. Through a local network of more than 700 other not-for-profit organizations, Feeding South Florida strives to serve children, the elderly, the mentally and physically challenged, veterans and the working poor with compassion and integrity. Feeding South Florida is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Over 29 million pounds of food are distributed within the community by feeding South Florida each year. Feeding South Florida’s headquarters is located at 2501 SW 32 Terrace, Pembroke Park, FL, 33023. For more information, please call (954) 518-1818 or visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org.

Singles Mingle 1/18/12

Singles Mingle
1/18/2012, 7:30pm
RA Sushi Pines
201 S.W. 145th Terrace
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
More Info

Give that giant wine glass and your TIVO remote a rest. Go on, put’em down. Nothing cures the blues like a classy night out on the town, and no one does the dating thing as good as the appropriately named Heart Tango. Why not bring the best of both worlds together? Meeting someone at the grocery store or the neighborhood sports bar just ain’t working out. Admit it! Let the professionals handle all the tedium and weed out the hesitation – there isn’t a better way to meet people like you. It’s Time To Speed Date.

The venue is the fabulously hot-right-now RA Sushi Pines, and love is in the air. Providing a truly enjoyable experience, RA has a style all its own that has to be seen to be believed. RA brings you the best in fine Japanese fusion cuisine in an energetic, fun atmosphere. RA is an experience to remember.

Enjoy a complimentary appetizer!!

The Sincerity Project Opening Reception 8/5/11

The Sincerity Project Opening Reception
Friday August 5th, 2011 – 7:00 – 9:00pm
Studio 18
1101 Poinciana Drive
Pembroke Pines, Fl

Immitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Flattery
August 5th – September 30th

The Sincerity Project brings together more than forty established and mid career artists who have made their original work available “for interpretation” to eight local special needs organizations. Artists include New Times Best Visual Artist for 2011 and 2010, three Cultural Consortium Fellowship Winners, and two artists currently showing in the Boca Raton All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, along with several artists that have exhibited at Art Basel Miami.

The exhibition will showcase both the original and the interpreted works displayed side by side. Skilled artists and the special needs novice ask…How do you see art? To determine your response plan to attend the First Friday opening of The Sincerity Project, a free event at Studio 18 in the Pines.

Miami Social Media Group I Am Social Family Fun Day 7/30/11

Miami Social Media Group I Am Social Family Fun Day
Jul 30, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
CB Smith Park
900 N. Flamingo Rd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
Register Here.

The 1st annual “I Am Social” Family Fun Day is happening at CB Smith Park Saturday, July 30th from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Presented by Miami Social Media Group, Liv Alive Social Group, & Fab C. Productions, activities will include a bounce house for kids, free Child ID kits provided by New York Life, face painting by Silly Farm, food and drinks, live music provided by Papa Keith, time honored games such as kickball, tug-of-war and much more!

Moms, dads, grandparents and children are encouraged to come by “I Am Social” Family Fun Day on July 30th at CB Smith Park and enjoy the collaborative efforts of local family oriented businesses and parents. All are welcomed to enjoy this fun event and take home some great memories, laughs and wonderful ideas to live social.

Sing-A-Long with PBS Kids Host Mr. Steve 7/21/11

Sing-A-Long with PBS Kids Host, Mr. Steve, This Summer!
July 21, 2011, 10:30am-12:00pm
South Regional/ BC Library
7300 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
www.soarwithreading.com

WPBT2’s Kidvision and PBS Kids invites kids and families to meet and sing-a-long with PBS Kids host, Mr. Steve, on Thursday, July 21 at 10:30am at the South Regional Library in Pembroke Pines, FL. There will also be guest appearances by PBS Kids stars, Hooper and Super Why!

Attendees will enjoy an intimate story time with a local children’s author, a performance by Mr. Steve, a photo op with Mr. Steve, Hooper and Super Why! and much more. Gift bags will be given out to all those in attendance.

The event is free and open to the public.

Meet the cast of Disney’s new movie PROM at Macy’s Pembroke Pines 4/16/11

Meet the cast of Disney’s new movie PROM at Macy’s Pembroke Pines
April 16, 2011 at 6pm
Macy’s Pembroke Pines
Junior’s Department
11605 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, Fl 33027

You’re invited to meet the cast of Disney’s new movie, “Prom.” Be our date in the junior department at Macy’s. The first 200 guests will meet stars Aimee Teegarden Janelle Ortiz and Thomas McDonell. Make a girl’s prom dream come true! Donate your gently worn prom of formal dress at the signing and it will go in the to the local donate-my-dress-dot-org chapter, Becca’s Closet.

Who who will you take? See PROM in theaters April 29.

Event subject to change or cancellation. No purchase necessary. Limit one autograph per guest while time permits. Personal items will not be signed. DonateMyDress.org donation is optional. PROM elements(c)Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

Feeding South Florida celebrates National Volunteer Week 4/16/11

Feeding South Florida Recognizes Importance Of Volunteerism, Hosts Corporate Volunteer Groups During April 10-16 National Volunteer Week
April 16 Sorting Saturday
Feeding South Florida’s headquarters
2501 SW 32 Terrace
Pembroke Park, FL, 33023

To register to volunteer at the April 16 Sorting Saturday, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Leroy Green at lgreen@feedingsouthflorida.org or (954) 518-1863.

When Volunteers Will Sort, Package, Label, and Weigh Food for Distribution

During National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, Feeding South Floridaâ„¢ (formerly Daily Bread Food Bank) will emphasize the importance of and need for community volunteerism by hosting several corporate volunteer groups, and inviting the media to attend its April 16 volunteer-supported Sorting Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week recognizes the millions of volunteers who devote their time and efforts to making a difference in the lives of others. During this week, Feeding South Florida honors the thousands of volunteers who help the organization fight hunger and feed hope.

From April 10-16, corporate volunteer groups including Starbucks, Macy’s, Bank of America and YUM Brands will donate their time at Feeding South Florida.

At Feeding South Florida’s April 16 Sorting Saturday, approximately one hundred volunteers will show their support for the organization and National Volunteer Week by sorting, packaging, labeling and weighing food at the organization’s headquarters/warehouse in Pembroke Park. The food will then be distributed to Feeding South Florida’s network of more than 800 other not-for-profitorganizations.

Every year, Feeding South Florida, the largest hunger-relief organization in the state of Florida, provides food assistance to help the 920,000 people struggling with food insecurity in our community. During thepast fiscal year, more than 12,000 people volunteered over 40,000 hours at the organization. In addition to helping Feeding South Florida save time and labor costs, volunteerism helps raise awareness of hunger in the region and promotes community involvement in solving the problem.

Many of the food pantries and soup kitchens served by Feeding South Florida report that they rely entirely on volunteers and have no paid staff. “Volunteer support is invaluable to us at Feeding South Florida,” said Judith Gatti, executive director of Feeding South Florida. “Volunteers help keep our administrative costs low, and as a result, 98 cents of every dollar donated to us goes directly toward feeding the hungry. Without the help of volunteers, we could not be so efficient in distributing food to the community.”

The food insecurity rate for South Florida averages 16 percent, and the average cost of a meal is $2.73, according to Feeding America’s new Map the Meal Gap research.

About Feeding South Florida
Feeding South Florida™ (formerly Daily Bread Food Bank) is a not-for-profit organization that empowers other South Florida not-for-profit organizations to assist people in need and improve their lives. Feeding South Florida does this by providing food and other grocery products; and by educating and engaging our community to fight hunger and poverty. Through alocal network of more than 800 other not-for-profit organizations, Feeding South Florida strives to serve children, the elderly, the mentally and physically challenged, veterans and the working poor with compassion and integrity. Feeding South Florida is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Over 24 million pounds of food is distributed within the community by Feeding South Florida each year. Feeding South Florida’s headquarters is located at 2501 SW 32 Terrace, Pembroke Park, FL, 33023. For more information, please call (954) 518-1818 or visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org.

Kiss Country Chili Cookoff With Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Little Big Town, Justin Moore and The Band Perry 1/30/11

Sunday, January 30, 2011 9:00 PM
On site parking gates open at 6:45 am. The concert gates open at 8:30am and the concert begins at approximately 10am
CB Smith Park
900 N Flamingo Rd
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
More Info.

Tickets cost $40. Everyone attending must have a ticket and all tickets cost $40 in advance. Day of show tickets will cost $45, if they are available. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 26th at 10am at Walmart in Pembroke Pines & Cooper City & Sawgrass. Dade and Broward County Pet Supermarkets. Grif’s Western Wear in Davie. All tickets are festival style and on the lawn. You may bring a blanket or folding chair. Walmart will be selling chairs in their booth.

The scheduled lineup is tentative and subject to change but is as follows: The Band Perry, Justin Moore, Little Big Town, Trace Adkins & Martina McBride closes the show.