Learn to Swing Dance 6/16/15, 6/23/15, 6/30/15

Learn to Swing Dance
Tuesday, 06/16/2015 – 07/01/2015 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
11536477_380086062186230_2478346923912678464_oBest of Times Dance Studio
6255 SW 8th St,
Miami, Florida 33144
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $15

Every Tuesday, South Florida Lindy Collective will teach you how to swing!

No partner is necessary! Wear comfortable shoes that won’t fly off your feet.

19th Annual Strike Against Child Abuse Bowling Tournament 6/6/15

19th Annual Strike Against Child Abuse Bowling Tournament
Saturday, 06/06/2015 – 12:30 pm – 04:00 pm
Bowling_Flyer_Print_VersionBird Bowl
9275 SW 40th Street,
Miami, Florida 33165
Webpage Link
Cost: $400

This awesome bowling event brings together friends, family and colleagues for a little friendly competition on the lanes. All ages and skill levels welcome. Each lane has four players and the tournament includes three games of bowling, shoe rental and lunch. Proceeds benefit Family Resource Center of South Florida, a charity that cares for local kids who have suffered child abuse and neglect. Top three highest scoring bowling teams go home with trophies, but everyone is sure to have a great time. Plus, don’t miss over 100 chances to win cool prizes at the silent auction and raffle!

Photographs of West Miami Art & Music Festival 2015 on 3/14/15

West Miami Art & Music Festival 2015 on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

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The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair 3/12/15- 4/5/15

The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair
Friday, 03/12/2015 – 04/05/2015 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fair-Logo6Tamiami Park
10901 Coral Way,
Miami, Florida 33165
Webpage Link
Cost: Admission is $12 with free admission all day, every operating day for guests 5 years and younger and 65 years and better.

The Youth Fair, now in its 64th year, is ranked the largest fair in Florida and one of the top 35 fairs throughout North America. It attracts nearly 600,000 guests of all ages every year. This is a family experience packed with adrenaline-pumping rides, fun games, mouth-watering food stands, live outdoor concerts, sensational shows, livestock/agricultural competitions, and over 40,000 local artistic, academic and agricultural student exhibits. For the first time ever, the Youth Fair will be open 21 days instead of 18 days.

Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching our community by promoting education and South Florida agriculture, while showcasing and rewarding youth achievement. We accomplish this by producing our first-class annual Youth Fair with quality entertainment, and providing facilities and resources for numerous other events throughout the year. The Youth Fair works closely with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department to bring fresh opportunities to children from pre-kindergarten to high school seniors. The result is year-round programs in academics, the fine arts, agriculture, summer camps and sports.

The Youth Fair runs from March 12 – April 5, 2015, except March 16-17 and 30-31 at Tamiami Park which has been its home for 43 years, located at Coral Way (SW 24th Street) & SW 107th Avenue. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. March 12, 13, 18, 19, April 1 & 2. Gates open at 12 noon all other operating days. Admission is $12 with free admission all day, every operating day for guests 5 years and younger and 65 years and better. Admission is also free all day for active duty and retired military personnel (with valid military ID) on Opening Day, March 12 and each Wednesday. NEW in 2015 is The Youth Fair Fun Card, which allows guests to pay $25 for one admission each operating day, plus includes one free Souvenir Cup. Additional discount offers and coupons are available at www.FairExpo.com. Parking is free every day, all day. The Pay One Price Unlimited Ride Card is $28 weekdays, $35 on weekends.

The Youth Fair offers many amenities for families including stroller and wheelchair rental, lost and found, paved walkways, convenient sitting areas, lush landscaping, restroom and diaper changing facilities and more. Sponsors include Coca-Cola, KIA and Sedano’s Supermarkets. For more information, visit www.FairExpo.com or call (305) 223-7060.

Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition 4/1/15

Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition
Wednesday, 04/01/2015 – 04/02/2015 03:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fair-Logo5Tamiami Park
10901 Coral Way,
Coral Gables, Florida 33165
Webpage Link
Cost: Admission is $12 with free admission all day, every operating day for guests 5 years and younger and 65 years and better.

The Youth Fair, now in its 64th year, is ranked the largest fair in Florida and one of the top 35 fairs throughout North America. It attracts nearly 600,000 guests of all ages every year. This is a family experience packed with adrenaline-pumping rides, fun games, mouth-watering food stands, live outdoor concerts, sensational shows, livestock/agricultural competitions, and over 40,000 local artistic, academic and agricultural student exhibits. For the first time ever, the Youth Fair will be open 21 days instead of 18 days.

Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching our community by promoting education and South Florida agriculture, while showcasing and rewarding youth achievement. We accomplish this by producing our first-class annual Youth Fair with quality entertainment, and providing facilities and resources for numerous other events throughout the year. The Youth Fair works closely with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department to bring fresh opportunities to children from pre-kindergarten to high school seniors. The result is year-round programs in academics, the fine arts, agriculture, summer camps and sports.

The Youth Fair runs from March 12 – April 5, 2015, except March 16-17 and 30-31 at Tamiami Park which has been its home for 43 years, located at Coral Way (SW 24th Street) & SW 107th Avenue. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. March 12, 13, 18, 19, April 1 & 2. Gates open at 12 noon all other operating days. Admission is $12 with free admission all day, every operating day for guests 5 years and younger and 65 years and better. Admission is also free all day for active duty and retired military personnel (with valid military ID) on Opening Day, March 12 and each Wednesday. NEW in 2015 is The Youth Fair Fun Card, which allows guests to pay $25 for one admission each operating day, plus includes one free Souvenir Cup. Additional discount offers and coupons are available at www.FairExpo.com. Parking is free every day, all day. The Pay One Price Unlimited Ride Card is $28 weekdays, $35 on weekends.

The Youth Fair offers many amenities for families including stroller and wheelchair rental, lost and found, paved walkways, convenient sitting areas, lush landscaping, restroom and diaper changing facilities and more. Sponsors include Coca-Cola, KIA and Sedano’s Supermarkets. For more information, visit www.FairExpo.com or call (305) 223-7060.

Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition 3/20/15

Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition
Sunday, 03/20/2015 – 03/29/2015 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fair-Logo4Tamiami Park
10901 Coral Way,
Coral Gables, Florida 33165
Webpage Link
Cost: $12, Guests 5 years and younger and 65 years and better, FREE

The Youth Fair, now in its 64th year, is ranked the largest fair in Florida and one of the top 35 fairs throughout North America. It attracts nearly 600,000 guests of all ages every year. This is a family experience packed with adrenaline-pumping rides, fun games, mouth-watering food stands, live outdoor concerts, sensational shows, livestock/agricultural competitions, and over 40,000 local artistic, academic and agricultural student exhibits. For the first time ever, the Youth Fair will be open 21 days instead of 18 days.

Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching our community by promoting education and South Florida agriculture, while showcasing and rewarding youth achievement. We accomplish this by producing our first-class annual Youth Fair with quality entertainment, and providing facilities and resources for numerous other events throughout the year. The Youth Fair works closely with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department to bring fresh opportunities to children from pre-kindergarten to high school seniors. The result is year-round programs in academics, the fine arts, agriculture, summer camps and sports.

The Youth Fair runs from March 12 – April 5, 2015, except March 16-17 and 30-31 at Tamiami Park which has been its home for 43 years, located at Coral Way (SW 24th Street) & SW 107th Avenue. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. March 12, 13, 18, 19, April 1 & 2. Gates open at 12 noon all other operating days. Admission is $12 with free admission all day, every operating day for guests 5 years and younger and 65 years and better. Admission is also free all day for active duty and retired military personnel (with valid military ID) on Opening Day, March 12 and each Wednesday. NEW in 2015 is The Youth Fair Fun Card, which allows guests to pay $25 for one admission each operating day, plus includes one free Souvenir Cup. Additional discount offers and coupons are available at www.FairExpo.com. Parking is free every day, all day. The Pay One Price Unlimited Ride Card is $28 weekdays, $35 on weekends.

The Youth Fair offers many amenities for families including stroller and wheelchair rental, lost and found, paved walkways, convenient sitting areas, lush landscaping, restroom and diaper changing facilities and more. Sponsors include Coca-Cola, KIA and Sedano’s Supermarkets. For more information, visit www.FairExpo.com or call (305) 223-7060.

Opening Day @ Miami-Dade County Youth Fair 3/12/15

Opening Day @ Miami-Dade County Youth Fair
Thursday, 03/12/2015 – 03/12/2015 03:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fair-LogoMiami-Dade County Fairgrounds
10901 Coral Way,
Miami, Florida 33165
Webpage Link
Cost: $6 Admission

WHAT: The Youth Fair, now in its 64th year, is ranked the largest fair in Florida and one of

the top 35 fairs throughout North America. It attracts nearly 600,000 guests of all

ages every year. This is a family experience packed with adrenaline-pumping rides,

fun games, mouth-watering food stands, live outdoor concerts, sensational shows,

livestock/agricultural competitions, and over 40,000 local artistic, academic and

agricultural student exhibits. For the first time ever, the Youth Fair will be open 21

days instead of 18 days.

The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair 3/18/15

The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 – 03/19/2015 03:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fair-Logo3Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds
10901 Coral Way,
Miami, Florida 33165
Webpage Link
Cost: Admission is $12 with free admission all day, every operating day for guests 5 years and younger and 65 years and better.

The Youth Fair, now in its 64th year, is ranked the largest fair in Florida and one of the top 35 fairs throughout North America. It attracts nearly 600,000 guests of all ages every year. This is a family experience packed with adrenaline-pumping rides, fun games, mouth-watering food stands, live outdoor concerts, sensational shows, livestock/agricultural competitions, and over 40,000 local artistic, academic and agricultural student exhibits. For the first time ever, the Youth Fair will be open 21 days instead of 18 days.

Jessie Trice Community Health Center 11th Annual Santa’s Workshop Event 12/19/14

Jessie Trice Community Health Center 11th Annual Santa’s Workshop Event
Friday, 12/19/2014 – 12/19/2014 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm
flyerJTCHC Main Center
5361 N. W. 22nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33142
More Info Link
Cost: Free

Take part in a special celebration as hundreds of children and families get in the holiday spirit. It takes place this Friday, December 19th from 3 – 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public!

There will be bouncy houses, face painting, balloon animals, vendor tables, gift distribution and entertainment!

The Children’s Trust Family Expo 9/13/14

The Children’s Trust Family Expo
Saturday, 09/13/2014 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
TCT-Family-Expo-2014-logo-01Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition
10901 Coral Way,
Miami, Florida 33165
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Join Thousands of Families on Saturday, September 13th at The Children’s Trust FREE Family Expo. More than 200 exhibitors showcasing health and social services, appearances by Nickelodeon characters, giveaways, family-friendly activities for all. Now in its eighth year, the event fills two indoor exhibit halls and part of the adjoining outside areas at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, drawing in up to 20,000 people. With local resources on display from 200 exhibitors, there is no better place to have a great, free time with the kids while learning about after-school enrichment activities, low-cost health insurance, services for children with special needs, and health and nutrition. Children can climb a rock wall, jump in elaborate bounce houses, and meet their favorite storybook and television characters such as Maisy, Llama Llama and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob and Kai-lan, to name a few. Plus, music and dance performances face painters, clowns, stilt walkers, balloon sculptors, and much more.

Admission, parking, and all activities and entertainment are free. Backpacks and composition books will be distributed to the first 1,000 school-age children. Food and beverages will be sold by a variety of vendors.

To promote an active lifestyle, kids can get a taste of sports at the T-ball and speed pitching practice activity with the Miami Marlins, located in the Sports Fun Zone. Kids can also exercise their minds at all-day chess tournaments run by Stormont Kings or at the new “Science Treehouse” presented by the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which will feature displays and fun, hands-on experiments.

The Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership and The Center for Literature & Theatre at Miami-Dade College host the Read to Learn Book Fair, including appearances by Brad Meltzer, author of the popular I am series of children’s books that look at historical figures, and Bob Shea, author of Dinosaur vs. The Potty and other titles for toddlers. A nearby stage offers theatrical performances throughout the day that tie back to children’s literature. In addition, Baptist Health South Florida sponsors, “Five a Day, The Baptist Health Way”, where a dietitian is on hand to provide advice and give away fresh fruits and vegetables to encourage healthy eating and nutrition. Meanwhile, the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Center and the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services will operate a special new area called “The Barnyard”, complete with a cow milking simulator, a beekeeper, and a mini chicken coop. The Humane Society of Greater Miami presents the Family Pet Area, equipped with canine counselors and pups available for adoption.

Creating a Better World Through Advocacy and Action, FIU Roundtable 9/9/14

Creating a Better World Through Advocacy and Action, FIU Roundtable
Tuesday, 09/09/2014 – 12:30 pm – 01:30 pm
FIU-GoGlobalFIU(MMC) GC150
11200 SW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

Global Learning for Global Citizenship FIUTuesday Times Roundtable, Creating a Better World Through Advocacy and Action, a panel discussion with RESULTS.org, CARE, One campaign and Bread for the World. Free lunch no RSVP

FIU Presents Panel on Love, Keynoted by Arun Gandhi 5/21/14

FIU Presents Panel on Love, Keynoted by Arun Gandhi
Wednesday, 05/21/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:30 pm
flyer-One_World_Family-FIU-2014_v.-REDUCEDFlorida International University, Graham Center
11200 SW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Spiritual leaders from the east and west are converging in South Florida to discuss the universal concept of compassion. It’s a word used often, but how can compassion serve to improve individual lives and communities? During a panel discussion at Florida International University, the public is invited to hear from such respected sources as Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Arun Gandhi and Yogi Master Paramahamsa Prajnanananda – Prajnanananda is the 7th lineage leader of the ancient meditative practice Kriya Yoga — one of the oldest and most sacred of the meditative techniques from India.

The theme is Love and Compassion are Our True Nature, An Interfaith Dialogue. Registration begins at 6 p.m., panel commences at 6:30 p.m. and concludes at 9:30 p.m. after audience Q&A.

The purpose of both events is to promote love, compassion and intercultural understanding through a non-political forum where recognized leaders in a variety of traditions can expound on their views to achieving happiness and unity.

The symposium is dedicated to the memory of his Holiness Paramahamsa Hariharananda, the renowned spiritual leader of the Kriya Yoga Institute, and in celebration of his pilgrimage to the west, exactly 40 years ago.

These events are a rare opportunity for interested people to attend public discussions lead by notable leaders in the spiritual realm. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling 305-247-1960 or via email at [email protected]

Art Party 21 4/20/13

Art Party 21
Saturday, 04/20/2013, 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Platform-Art-LogoArt Party 21
Wall Foss Financial, 212 East Highland Drive,
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Webpage Link

Join Platform Art, a non-profit arts organization, in downtown Lakeland on April 20 to celebrate its 10-year anniversary with it’s signature event, Art Party 21. Held at Wall Foss Financial at 212 East Highland Drive. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the festivities begin at 7:30 and last until 11 p.m. Art Party 21 will feature visual art, film fashion, sound, and performance pieces, along with food, beer and wine. A hidden gem of Central Florida, Art Party 21 has never and will never be the same show twice. Each year’s event is held at a unique venue bringing a different selection of local artists from Lakeland and throughout Florida.

Art Party 21 is open to the public. Discount tickets for the 10th Anniversary celebration, Art Party 21, are available for $10 per person at www.platformart.org. Tickets are $20 per person on the day of the event. Platform Art annual membership is $100, which includes admission to two complimentary community arts events and access to the exclusive member and sponsor VIP area with an open bar.

26th State-of-the-Ports Briefing 2/13/13

26th State-of-the-Ports Briefing
Wednesday, 02/13/2013, 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
SOTP-flyer-coverMiami Airport Convention Center
711 NW 72nd Ave. ,
Miami, Florida FL
Webpage Link

Miami-Dade County Aviation Director José Abreu and Port Director Bill Johnson will brief Miami-Dade County’s international business community on the economic impact of Miami International Airport and PortMiami in 2012, as well as forecast the city’s trade growth at the 26th State-of-the-Ports Briefing at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Miami Airport Convention Center.

Abreu will provide an update on the construction projects completed during 2012, the projects scheduled for this year and the impact of these improvements have on global trade growth and on maintaining Miami’s position as the “Trade and Logistics Center of the Americas.” Johnson will offer a progress report on port improvements and on PortMiami’s trade diversification efforts.

More than 1,200 executives are expected to attend the briefing and luncheon hosted by the World Trade Center Miami.

Email [email protected] or call 305-871-7910.
Cost: $65 per person and $650 per table.

10th Anniversary International Women’s Day 3/8/13

10th Anniversary International Women’s Day
Friday, 03/08/2013, 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
ITL-Womens-Day_Flyer_2013DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
711 NW 72nd Ave. ,
Miami, Florida 33126
Webpage Link

World Trade Center Miami hosts International Women’s Day, a day celebrated by the United Nations (UN) since 1975.

Each year World Trade Center Miami honors four women who have made significant contributions in advancing international trade and business in Florida. T

his year, World Trade Center Miami honors Jennifer Carroll, Lt. Governor of Florida; Romaine Seguin, President, UPS Americas Region; Rebeca Sosa, Chair, Miami-Dade County Commission; and Conchita Muñoz Prieto, Founder & CEO ACC10, Inc. Government of Catalonia.

Mega Adoption Event at Tropical Park – K-9 for Love 10/27/12

Mega Adoption Event at Tropical Park – K-9 for Love
Saturday, 10/27/2012, 10:00 am – 11:59 pm
matchatonflyer2Match-a-Thon Adoption Event – K-9 for Love
7900 SW 40th St,
Miami, Florida 33155
Webpage Link

Once more K-9 for Love Inc, a non profit 501(c)3 dog rescue organization will be participating at the Mega Match-a-Thon adoption event taking place at the Tropical Park (Equestrian Center) on Saturday October 27th.
We will have a raffle, Halloween costume contest and we’ll be there with several adoptable dogs.
Please check out www.k9forlove.net/newsandevents for more info
The event is organized by MDAS, the Humane Society of Greater Miami and ASPCA.
Come and meet your best friend and have a good time with your family. There’s will be entertainment for the whole family, music, food trucks, etc.
Come and visit us! We’ll be at the Purina Pro Plan Rally 2 Rescue tent!
See ya!

South West Rock Fest 11/18/11

South West Rock Fest
Friday November 18, 7:00pm until 3:00am
The Social Club
9600 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL

The 1st annual South West Rock Fest!
South West Rock Fest All-Stars

South Stage
Chris Alvy Band 7:30pm-8pm.
Franklin’s Wheel 830pm-9pm
Four Savant 930pm-10pm
Sunday Quarum 1030pm-11pm
Funeral For A Clown 1130pm-12am
7 Seas 1230am-1am
Naked Vengance 130pm-2am
Ekkoz 230am-3am

West Stage
Vice 7pm-730pm Just added!
Detonate Zero 8pm-830pm
Spoon Beach 9pm-930pm
Revolution 10pm-1030pm
Buddha Gonzalez- 11pm-1130pm
Kailey Billings 12am-1230am
Halfway To Moksha- 1am-130am
Kill That Rooster 2am-230am

Patio Stage 3
Behind The Houses 10pm-1030pm
Sneak Peek of The Film Noche Buena!!!!
DJ OSKI
DJ Darth Revan

Featuring 16 Original Live Bands on 3 stages.
South West Miami here we come!

Info 305.303.3976
An Official QOOL Show 2011
Support the locals.