American Academy to Host “Secrets to Better Communication with Your ADHD Teenager” Featuring Diane Dempster and Elaine Taylor-Klaus 9/29/22

American Academy to Host “Secrets to Better Communication with Your ADHD Teenager” Featuring Diane Dempster and Elaine Taylor-Klaus
Thursday, 09/29/2022-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free

American Academy, a program within American Heritage Schools, is pleased to host “Secrets to Better Communication with Your ADHD Teenager,” a virtual event via Zoom on Thursday, September 29 at 7 p.m. This event is part of American Academy’s monthly program, “Experts in Learning Differences” speaker series. Hosted by Alexandra Rollins, admissions director of the American Academy Program, the expert speakers for the September event are Diane Dempster and Elaine Taylor-Klaus, parent coaches and co-founders of ImpactParents.

This virtual event will provide viewers with proven techniques and scripts that can be used for better conversations and will help parents and teachers create harmony at home, in the classroom, and everywhere else. Attendees will learn how to diffuse defensiveness, get buy-in, provide effective feedback, and improve relationships instantly.

“We felt strongly that parents of complex kids with learning differences needed someone to provide support to help their kids navigate life’s complications, and we realized that ‘someone’ was us! Who better than two professional moms whose lives and families had been transformed by coaching to pave a new path for other parents?” said Dempster and Klaus. “Parents and educators want their children and students with learning differences to become independent and believe in themselves. They want to help them genuinely feel capable of becoming successful adults. When parents and educators have the support they need, they can become who they really want to be for their children and students.”

Diane Dempster, MHSA, CPC, PCC is a professional coach, speaker, author and educator with 20 years of corporate leadership experience. Dempster is the co-founder of ImpactParents.com, a coaching organization for parenting neurodiverse kids, and co-creator of Sanity School® and the Sanity School® Certification Program for professionals. An experienced leader, expert in change management, and all-around life-sherpa, Dempster helps clients create deep, sustaining change and open their eyes to life. Dempster received a master’s from the University of Michigan and coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

Elaine Taylor-Klaus, MCC, CPCC co-founded the first global coaching organization for parenting neurodiverse kids, ImpactParents.com. The mother of a complex family of five, she co-created a comprehensive and empowering collaborative problem-solving method for fostering independence: the Impact Model for taking a coach-approach to parenting complex kids. An author, speaker, coach and trusted advisor, Taylor-Klaus is the co-creator of Sanity School® for Parents and the Sanity School® Certification Program for professionals. She is also co-author of “Parenting ADHD Now! Easy Intervention Strategies to Empower Kids with ADHD,” and the author of “The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety and More.”

The speaker series is streamed live virtually, and available for viewing following each event. The purpose of the speaker series is to educate families about topics that relate to mild learning differences and are relevant today. All of the speakers are experts in the various disciplines of each topic. The American Academy’s goal is to provide families with a safe space to ask questions and strengthen their knowledge about how to ensure the success of their child.

For more information about the speaker series, please visit: https://www.ah-americanacademy.com/speaker-series

To reserve a spot, please visit: https://bit.ly/3ddL3do

Limited spots are available for this free, online, and live event.

Swiss Learning to Host Free Educational Breakfast 10/12/22

Swiss Learning to Host Free Educational Breakfast
Wednesday, 10/12/2022-, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Swan Restaurant
90 NE 39th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33137
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Cost: Free

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

Swiss Learning is hosting an educational breakfast for families who are interested in learning about short- and long-term study abroad programs and culturally enriching camp experiences in Switzerland for their children ages 4 to 18 years old. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, October 12 at Swan Restaurant, at 90 NE 39th St. in the Design District. Spaces are limited, RSVP to events@swisslearning.com. 305-498-6404

Painting the Picture: Practical Advice for Career Artists 9/14/22

Painting the Picture: Practical Advice for Career Artists
Wednesday, 09/14/2022-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
The Knoxon
7411 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33238
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

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

Are you an artist trying to make a career out of creativity? Whether you’ve just picked up a sketchbook for the first time or are looking to make the jump to a big gallery, homework is here for you. We’ve invited a panel of art industry professionals, including gallery co-founder Aurelio Aguilo, journalist Michelle Solomon from artburstmiami.com and miamiartzine.com, and legal expert Allyn Ginns Ayers to give up their best advice on thriving as a career artist. Hosted by homework Gallery and Raygun Agency.

Art in a Post-Roe Age with Antonia Wright and Maritza Lacayo 8/25/22

Art in a Post-Roe Age with Antonia Wright and Maritza Lacayo
Thursday, 08/25/2022-, 07:00 pm-08:15 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida, 33132
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Cost: $16 adults | PAMM members free. Includes museum admission.

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

Join artist Antonia Wright and PAMM Assistant Curator Maritza Lacayo for a conversation about Wright’s newest digital artwork installation, Women in Labor. Wright and Lacayo will also discuss how art can be used as a catalyst for conversation in a post-Roe age, the role of artists and curators when thinking about issues of reproductive freedom, the ways in which recent events will impact the art world and artist practices, and the power of storytelling to foster empathy and understanding. There will be a Q&A to follow.

About Women in Labor
Women in Labor is a generative sound art composition that uses data sonification to demonstrate the effect of the changing laws around access to safe and legal abortion. Through computational algorithms, the piece sonifies the increase in mileage a woman will now have to travel to access care. Partnering with midwives, the artist has been collecting the sounds women make during labor starting with her own home birth experience in 2015.

Ripple the Void Flowerlounge Tour – Miami 8/19/22

Ripple the Void Flowerlounge Tour – Miami
Friday, 08/19/2022-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Glassbox
7520 NE 4th Ct, , Suite 100,
MIAMI, Florida, 33138
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Cost: $79

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

One-of-a-kind gatherings in cities across the country: Magical. Transformative. Profound.

A divine evening with flowers, authentic connections, elixirs, Wei of Chocolate dark chocolate, meditation, music, storytelling ~ and being seen and heard as the beautiful, powerful being that you are.

Enjoy specially selected flower elixirs customized to your city & walk out feeling like a whole new you. Flower & sound offering experience to blast you & your city with love.

6:00 pm Doors Open

6:00-6:30 pm Mood-Boosting Sips & Snacks

6:30 pm Doors Close

6:30-8:30 pm Meditation, Visual Presentation, Sound & Flower Offering Experience

8:30-9pm Group Flower Readings & Rituals

Space is limited & we will sell out! Sign up now.

For this special experience, we ask you to be there before doors close!

We can’t wait to see you! xo

MDC’s Tower Theater Miami Invites Public to Special Screening of My Name is Sara, Followed by Q&A with Film Director 7/29/22, 7/30/22

MDC’s Tower Theater Miami Invites Public to Special Screening of My Name is Sara, Followed by Q&A with Film Director
Friday, 07/29/2022-07/30/2022, 07:00 pm-
MDC Tower Theater Miami
1508 SW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Website
Cost: $12.77/Adult $10/Seniors & Students

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

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) historic Tower Theater Miami will feature the film, “My Name is Sara”, starting July 29. To celebrate the much-anticipated release of this film in U.S. theaters, Tower Theater will host a special screening and Q&A event with the film’s director Steven Oritt at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 30.

“My Name is Sara” is based on the astonishing true-life story of Sara Góralnik, a 12-year-old Polish Jew who lost her entire family in the Holocaust. After a grueling escape, Sara steals her Christian best friend’s identity and finds refuge in a small Ukrainian village, where she is taken in by a farmer and his young wife and hidden in plain sight. But Sara soon discovers the dark secret of her employer’s marriage, which compromises the greatest secret she must protect at all costs, her true identity.

Tickets are $12.75 per adult; $10 for seniors and students. Purchase tickets at www.towertheatermiami.com. Tower Theater Miami is located at 1508 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135. 305-237-2463

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: “Black Men Speak: The Impact of HIV on the Black Community” 7/25/22

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: “Black Men Speak: The Impact of HIV on the Black Community”
Monday, 07/25/2022-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

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

HIV activist and “Busting Stigma” author Jesse Brooks will address the social issues of being African American, gay and HIV positive during “Black Men Speak: The Impact of HIV on the Black Community,” Island City Stage’s last Behind the Red Curtain public forum of its 10th anniversary season. This free forum precedes the South Florida premiere of Donja R. Love’s “One in Two,” debuting on August 4. This important panel discussion will also feature:

• Lorenzo Robertson, Founder, Ujima Men’s Collective
• Ederick Johnson, HIV Advocate
• Justin Jones, CEO, The Rapha Center

The forum will be moderated by World AIDS Museum and Educational Center Executive Director Terry Dyer.

Directed by Moxie Theatre in San Diego co-founder and NAACP theatre award-winner Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, “One in Two” refers to the current HIV projection rate that 1 in 2 black men who have sex with men (MSM) and 1 in 4 Latino MSM in the United States will be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime, according to a 2016 analysis by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unlike other plays, in this production, the audience chooses nightly which actor must portray the lead character in this unforgiving story of a Black man diagnosed with HIV. Through humor and pathos, Donja R. Love has written a deeply personal call to action and created an unflinching portrait of being Black and gay in America today.

Activist, filmmaker, photographer, and columnist, Jesse Brooks is currently co-chair of the Bay Area State of Emergency Coalition (BASE), advocacy coordinator of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation of Northern California, and co-chair of UCSF/CAPS Research Community Advisory Board, and a weekly columnist for the largest African American paper in the Bay Area, Post News Group. He has worked on multiple research studies, including studies for the San Francisco Department of Public Health HIV Research Division on the now famous “Explore Study” (Men who have Sex with Men, sexual behaviors and HIV transmissions) and University California San Francisco’s Urban Health Study (HIV transmissions among the IDU community). Brooks co-wrote and starred in “The Ceremony,” a movie about internal battles, addiction, internal homophobia, and internalized stigma around HIV status, which showed at the 2006 Black LGBT film festival. He was part of Corner Stone Productions, the first-ever theatre group allowed in a County Jail (Santa Rita) to present vignettes involving HIV awareness and education, sponsored by Gilead Sciences. He was involved in the PBS documentary “The End game: HIV/AIDS in Black America” and his work has been featured in numerous HIV education campaigns and a tabletop picture book with actor Danny Glover and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, entitled “This Could Be Me: The real story of HIV/AIDS in Oakland.”

This free forum is sponsored by Community Foundation of Broward and is supported by World AIDS Museum and Educational Center. Guests may RSVP by visiting islandcitystage.org/behind-the-red-curtain-community-forum.

In honor of its 10th anniversary season, Island City Stage created The Behind the Red Curtain free public forum series to engage the community in timely, relevant issues that are both addressed in its productions and affect the South Florida community. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

For more information, please call (954) 928-9800 or visit islandcitystage.org.

Free TPS Assistance 6/23/22

Free TPS Assistance
Thursday, 06/23/2022-06/25/2022, 08:00 am-08:00 pm
The Office of New Americans
601 NW 1st Court,
Miami, Florida, 33136
Website
Cost: FREE

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

The Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade is hosting FREE monthly 3-day Virtual TPS Clinics for Venezuelan and Haitian community members. Get your questions answered and assistance with filing out your forms. Available in English, Spanish and Creole.

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) gives permission to live and work in the US for immigrants from specific countries deemed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as unsafe for them to return to. Even if you have asylum status pending or have Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) work authorization, we encourage you to apply for TPS.

These TPS Clinics are made possible with the support and partnership of Catholic Legal Services, Americans for Immigrant Justice, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, HIAS, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center, Florida Immigrant Coalition, ABA Commission on Immigration, Venezuelan American Alliance, Hispanic Unity of Florida, Family Action Network Movement (FAMN), the Venezuelan Embassy, Haitian Lawyers Association, Green Family Foundation, and Miami Worker Center.


About Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade
The Office of New Americans is a countywide initiative to raise awareness about the importance of citizenship. Its mission is to empower immigrants eligible for naturalization to become more civically and economically engaged in our communities by facilitating access to the resources they need to attain citizenship and to prosper.

Free TPS Assistance 5/19/22

Free TPS Assistance
Thursday, 05/19/2022-05/21/2022, 08:00 am-05:00 pm
Office of New Americans
601 NW 1st Court,
Miami, Florida, 33136
Website
Cost: FREE

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

The Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade is hosting FREE monthly 3-day Virtual TPS Clinics for Venezuelan and Haitian community members. Get your questions answered and assistance with filing out your forms. Available in English, Spanish and Creole.

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) gives permission to live and work in the US for immigrants from specific countries deemed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as unsafe for them to return to. Even if you have asylum status pending or have Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) work authorization, we encourage you to apply for TPS.

Upcoming TPS Clinics:
May 19th – 21st
June 23rd – 25th

These TPS Clinics are made possible with the support and partnership of Catholic Legal Services, Americans for Immigrant Justice, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, HIAS, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center, Florida Immigrant Coalition, ABA Commission on Immigration, Venezuelan American Alliance, Hispanic Unity of Florida, Family Action Network Movement (FAMN), the Venezuelan Embassy, Haitian Lawyers Association, Green Family Foundation, and Miami Worker Center.


About Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade
The Office of New Americans is a countywide initiative to raise awareness about the importance of citizenship. Its mission is to empower immigrants eligible for naturalization to become more civically and economically engaged in our communities by facilitating access to the resources they need to attain citizenship and to prosper.

American Academy to Host “Mindfulness and Your Child” Featuring Expert Author and Instructor Piero Falci 5/19/22

American Academy to Host “Mindfulness and Your Child” Featuring Expert Author and Instructor Piero Falci
Thursday, 05/19/2022-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free

American Academy, a program within American Heritage Schools, is pleased to host “Mindfulness and Your Child,” a virtual event via Zoom on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. This event is part of American Academy’s monthly program, “Experts in Learning Differences” speaker series. Hosted by Alexandra Rollins, admissions director of the American Academy Program, the expert speaker for the May event is Piero Falci, an author and educator of mindfulness meditation and mindful living.

Mindfulness is a word that means different things to different people. During this event, Falci will explain why it is important to help children practice mindfulness meditation and prepare them to live more mindfully. He equates mindfulness to a sport in which mindfulness meditation is the practice, and mindful living is the game. While practice is important, what one does in practice is of less consequence than their performance during the game. Viewers will truly be inspired by Falci’s wisdom and learn valuable strategies for children to embrace life and become better human beings.

“There is a lot of violence and insanity in the world, and I am convinced that mindfulness is an antidote to that. I am devoted to helping individuals have insights that may expand their selflessness and compassion and lead to the growth of kindness and care for all sentient beings and the natural environment,” said Falci.

Falci is an educator of mindfulness meditation and mindful living and several well-established programs, such as the acclaimed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. He received his training from the teachers at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and his MBSR Teacher Certification at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University School of Public Health. He also teaches the Mind-Body Skills Group (MBSG) Program developed by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, as well as the Mindfulness in Schools Project’s .b (DOT-BE) curriculum for teenagers. He has written several books and offers a variety of mindfulness courses on how to apply mindfulness for the improvement of life.

The speaker series is streamed live virtually, as well as available for viewing following each event. The purpose of the speaker series is to educate families about topics that relate to mild learning differences and are relevant today. All of the speakers are experts in the various disciplines of each topic. The American Academy’s goal is to provide families with a safe space to ask questions and strengthen their knowledge about how to ensure the success of their child.

For more information about the speaker series, please visit: https://www.ah-americanacademy.com/speaker-series

To reserve a spot, please visit: https://ahschool.info/MaySpeakerSeries

Limited spots are available for this free, online, and live event.

The Future of Food is Female 4/22/22

The Future of Food is Female
Friday, 04/22/2022-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
545 WYN
545 NW 26th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33137
Eventbrite
Cost: $45.00

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

We invite you to join us for an evening of conversation and plant-based food and drinks with the Founder of Vegan Women Summit, Jennifer Stojkovic, and surprise guests, in collaboration with SEED.

American Academy to Host “Helping Teens Overcome Anxiety and Achieve Success” Featuring Licensed Therapist and Author Amanda Landry 4/19/22

American Academy to Host “Helping Teens Overcome Anxiety and Achieve Success” Featuring Licensed Therapist and Author Amanda Landry
Tuesday, 04/19/2022-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
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Cost:

American Academy, a program within American Heritage Schools, is pleased to host “Helping Teens Overcome Anxiety and Achieve Success,” a virtual event via Zoom on Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. This event is part of American Academy’s monthly program, “Experts in Learning Differences” speaker series. Hosted by Alexandra Rollins, admissions director of the American Academy Program, the expert speaker for the April event is Amanda Landry, a licensed mental health counselor and author.

Many children and teens struggle with anxiety. In this episode of “Experts in Learning Differences,” acclaimed author and licensed mental health counselor Amanda Landry will address the concepts of stress and mood management in adolescents and demonstrate how to replace anxiety with empowerment. Viewers will learn how to help their child or teen work through situational problems, manage their emotions, and use techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to connect their thoughts and feelings with their behaviors in order to influence actions.

“I love working with young adults to find their passion in life, remove blocks that are keeping them from being their most awesome self, and learn to live a life they have always dreamed,” said Landry.

Landry is a published author of the book, “Guided Journal for Women with Anxiety.” As a licensed therapist for more than eight years, she has helped teenagers overcome depression and anxiety, go off to college, and become successful in their lives. Landry is a licensed mental health counselor, certified addictions professional, national certified counselor, and private practice consultant. She owns a group practice called Caring Therapists with several locations throughout Florida that specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, stress management, increased self-worth, incorporation of meditation and mind/body connection, mood management, anxiety reduction, empowerment and work/life balance. Landry focuses on treating anxiety and depression in teens and adults through holistic and evidence-based practices. She is a believer in holistic treatment, practices veganism, meditation, and yoga, and is an avid reader.

The speaker series is streamed live virtually, as well as available for viewing following each event. The purpose of the speaker series is to educate families about topics that relate to mild learning differences and are relevant today. All of the speakers are experts in the various disciplines of each topic. The American Academy’s goal is to provide families with a safe space to ask questions and strengthen their knowledge about how to ensure the success of their child.

For more information about the speaker series, please visit: https://ahschool.zoom.us/webinar/register/3016437302883/WN_0QdmDNf7TZSO0weg10GKkQ

To reserve a spot, please visit: https://ahschool.zoom.us/webinar/register/3016437302883/WN_0QdmDNf7TZSO0weg10GKkQ

Limited spots are available for this free, online, and live event.

Tax Savvy Investing Techniques with BrightStar Credit Union and AIG 3/29/22

Tax Savvy Investing Techniques with BrightStar Credit Union and AIG
Tuesday, 03/29/2022-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm

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Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Divisional Vice President Nilsa Roberts of AIG will discuss tax-savvy investing and how it can help you understand ways to defer or even eliminate taxes on the money you would look to have available in your retirement. The topics we will cover will be:
• Understanding the power of tax deferral
• Consider increasing contributions to retirement plans and accounts
• Generate tax-free income
• Avoid potential tax-time surprises
After the presentation, both Nilsa Roberts of AIG and Robert Crabtree, our BrightStar Credit Union Financial Advisor, will answer questions. Individual appointments are also welcomed to discuss your circumstances better.

American Academy, a Program Within American Heritage Schools, to Host “Understanding Your Child’s Educational Diagnosis” Featuring Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Dr. David A. Yudell 3/29/22

American Academy, a Program Within American Heritage Schools, to Host “Understanding Your Child’s Educational Diagnosis” Featuring Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Dr. David A. Yudell
Tuesday, 03/29/2022-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
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Cost: Free

American Academy is pleased to host “Understanding Your Child’s Educational Diagnosis,” a virtual event via Zoom on Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. This event is part of American Academy’s monthly program, “Experts in Learning Differences: A Speaker Series.” Hosted by Alexandra Rollins, admissions director of the American Academy Program, the expert speaker for the March event is Dr. David A. Yudell, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

Finding the “gift within” a child is essential to building confidence and success in school and life. In this episode of “Experts in Learning Differences,” Dr. Yudell will explain how to understand and use educational evaluations to uncover weaknesses and highlight strengths in order to enhance a child’s schooling and benefit his or her academic and social achievements. Throughout his discussion, Dr. Yudell will provide evidence-based, scientifically proven, and effective tools that motivate a child’s entire support system to work together towards improvement and advancement.

“Every individual needs an area in which to shine, particularly those with difficulties in school. Educational evaluations provide a snapshot of a child’s unique abilities in order to reinforce strengths and ensure that self-esteem, motivation, and ambition are not thwarted,” said Dr. Yudell.

Dr. Yudell practices in Broward and southern Palm Beach counties. He specializes in both child and adult pathology and has extensive experience completing psychological evaluations and testing in private and public schools, the Division of Disability, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and in private practice. Dr. Yudell received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from NSU and a master’s degree in counseling from Seton Hall University.

The speaker series is streamed live virtually, as well as available for viewing following each event. The purpose of the speaker series is to educate families about topics that relate to mild learning differences and are relevant today. All of the speakers are experts in the various disciplines of each topic. The American Academy’s goal is to provide families with a safe space to ask questions and strengthen their knowledge about how to ensure the success of their child.

For more information about the speaker series, please visit: https://www.ah-americanacademy.com/speaker-series.

To reserve a spot, please visit: https://ahschool.info/AASpeakerSeriesMarch

Limited spots are available for this free, online, and live event.

About the American Academy Program: American Academy is a college preparatory program for advanced students with mild learning differences, such as dyslexia, ADHD, and auditory processing. The program is on the campus of American Heritage Schools, the class sizes are smaller, and the teachers are licensed and certified in teaching special education for students with mild learning differences.

For more information about the American Academy Program, visit www.ah-americanacademy.com or email admissions@ahschool.com.

Broward Campus: (954) 472-0022 ext. 3021 or email admissions.pl@ahschool.com
Palm Beach Campus: (561) 495-7272 ext. 219 or email admissions.bd@ahschool.com

Art Talk: Jessica Beck and Angie Cruz on Marisol 4/16/22

Art Talk: Jessica Beck and Angie Cruz on Marisol
Saturday, 04/16/2022-, 02:00 pm-
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: $16

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Continue the opening weekend celebration for Marisol and Warhol Take New York with a dynamic conversation featuring exhibition curator Jessica Beck and author Angie Cruz. Beck and Cruz will discuss the life and work of Marisol while exploring the visibility of female-identified Latinx art and artists in the canons of art and culture in the contemporary United States. Born in Paris to Venezuelan parents, Marisol (Maria Sol Escobar) held a central position in the New York art scene and international Pop movement in the 1960s. Over time, however, she was written out of the white male-dominated narratives of art history, overshadowed by artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg. Marisol and Warhol Take New York seeks to reclaim the importance of her practice; reframe the strength, originality, and daring nature of her work; and reconsider her as one of the leading figures of the Pop era.

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: “State of Mental Health – Recognizing Who Needs Help” 3/7/22

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: “State of Mental Health – Recognizing Who Needs Help”
Monday, 03/07/2022-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: Free

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

Island City Stage will host its third Behind the Red Curtain free public forum entitled “State of Mental Health – Recognizing Who Needs Help” preceding the March 17 debut of its production of Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly, Last Summer, a gothic mystery which tackles the weighty subjects of insanity, repression and greed.

This forum will offer a frank discussion about the state of mental health including access for all, modes of therapy and greater acceptance. Experts will discuss traumatic events and their impact on our lives plus offer insight into the history of the mental health profession and how we’ve advanced in recognizing calls for help. The award-winning theatre company invites the community to take part in the discussion.

Guest panelists will include:

• Bob Scardino, LCSW, CAP, Director of Clinical Services, SunServe
• Dawn M. Silver, PhD, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County
• Michael Schenker, PhD, Psychologist
• Charmaine S. Borda, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC, ACC, CHt, Clinical Director, The Blue Couch, Inc.
• Rob Freund, PhD, LMHC, Assistant Professor, Lynn University & Primary Therapist, Comprehensive Wellness Centers

The panel will be moderated by Island City Stage Artistic Director, Andy Rogow.

This forum is supported by SunServe and the Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, Inc.

Paying homage to one of America’s most celebrated playwrights during his birthday month, Island City Stage will present its debut of Tennessee William’s gothic mystery Suddenly, Last Summer, March 17 – April 17, 2022. Suddenly, Last Summer is part of the theater company’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

On a hot, steamy afternoon in 1936 New Orleans, we find Violet Venable and her niece, Catherine, waging battle in a war that will cement the legacy of Violet’s son, Sebastian. Was he a brilliant artist, devoted son or sexual predator? What really happened last summer?

Directed by Rogow, Suddenly, Last Summer stars Angie Radosh as Violet Venable, Jeanine Gangloff Levy as Catherine Holly and Jonathan Furedy as Dr. Cukrowicz.

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season kicked off with The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson in October followed by Andrew Kramer’s Armature, running through February 27. Upcoming productions include The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam from June 9 – July 10, 2022 and One In Two by Donja R. Love from August 4 – September 4, 2022.

In honor of its 10th anniversary season, Island City Stage created The Behind the Red Curtain free public forum series to engage the community in timely, relevant issues that are both addressed in its productions and affect the South Florida community. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

For more information or to RSVP, please call (954) 928-9800 or visit islandcitystage.org.

American Academy to Host “Conquering The New SAT For Students With Learning Differences” 2/22/22

American Academy to Host “Conquering The New SAT For Students With Learning Differences”
Tuesday, 02/22/2022-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free

American Academy is pleased to host “Conquering The New SAT For Students With Learning Differences,” a virtual event via Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7:00 p.m. This event is part of American Academy’s monthly program, “Experts in Learning Differences: A Speaker Series.” Hosted by Alexandra Rollins, admissions director of the American Academy Program, the expert speaker for the February event is Sara Kohn, M.S., director of Standardized Test Preparation at American Academy’s Broward and Palm Beach campuses.
Sara Kohn is an expert at motivating students to maximize their potential on standardized tests. She will uncover key strategies for the new SAT, as well as testing accommodations, timelines, and goal score expectations for students with learning differences. Kohn is responsible for writing curricula and implementing test preparation programs for all types of learners in grades 7-12. She has been teaching test preparation courses for 15 years and oversees a team of instructors at American Heritage Schools and the American Academy. Her work has resulted in the #1 and #2 private school ranking in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars. “I truly value the chance to share my knowledge and experience regarding test preparation,” says Kohn. “I know how intimidating this process can be for parents, and I love having the opportunity to help ease some of that stress by helping to lay out a clear path to student success.”

The speaker series is streamed live virtually, as well as available for viewing following each event. The purpose of the speaker series is to educate families about topics that relate to mild learning differences and are relevant today. All of the speakers are experts in the various disciplines of each topic. The American Academy’s goal is to provide families with a safe space to ask questions and strengthen their knowledge about how to ensure the success of their child.

For more information about the speaker series, please visit: https://www.ah-americanacademy.com/speaker-series.

To reserve a spot, please visit: https://ahschool.zoom.us/webinar/register/3016437302883/WN_V8F_9QUaR-ia_ov4z_7H6A

Scholl Lecture Series: Bisa Butler 2/17/22

Scholl Lecture Series: Bisa Butler
Thursday, 02/17/2022-, 07:00 pm-09:30 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Adults – $16, Free with museum admission.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us in person or online for the first Scholl Lecture of the year, featuring renowned American fiber artist Bisa Butler. Butler uses her work to both celebrate Black life and to tell unknown stories of the lives of African Americans. Butler invites a reimagining of and a contemporary dialogue around age-old issues that are still problematic in our culture through the comforting and embracing medium of the quilt. She uses her work to express and emphasize what she believes—the equal value of all humans.

RSVP to secure your seat to hear from Bisa Butler in person!

Following the lecture join us on the terrace to mingle with Bisa Butler accompanied by a live set from the other half of this artistic duo, DJ John Butler!

Women Authors Across Cultures: Where Are We Going 5/1/22

Women Authors Across Cultures: Where Are We Going
Sunday, 05/01/2022-, 02:00 pm-03:30 pm
University of Miami Newman Alumni Center
6200 San Amaro Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33146
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The world has been turned upside down by the pandemic, climate change, gender inequality, political upheavals, racial unrest, and even threats to democracy. So where do we go from here? Join our renowned women authors across various cultures to address this topic.

• Bandy X. Lee – The New York Times bestselling author and advocate for mental health assessments of elected leaders; President, World Mental Health Coalition.

• Andrea Pino-Silva – Author, “We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out”; her work was featured in “The Hunting Ground,” a film about her campus assault activism; Doctoral Student, UNC-Chapel Hill.

• Lutze Segu – Social Justice Doula/Blogger (lutzesegu.com); Collaborates with organizations to improve their culture/policies regarding racism, gender- and LGBTQ-biases; Ph.D. Candidate in The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia.

• Jessica Valenti – The New York Times bestselling author of “Sex Object: A Memoir”; Journalist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The Guardian; named one of the “Top 100 Inspiring Women” in the world by The Guardian; her hard-hitting newsletter, “All in Her Head,” influences women around the world.

Following the program, grab a drink in the lobby, or your fridge, and come back to the big room and re-join the authors to ask your questions in-person or virtually!

Please Note: The Q&A Afterparty is a $15 paid event both in-person and virtually, and you must register for this session. To be part of this interactive Q&A session, please select the proper ticket type (in-person ticket or online admission) in addition to the main event ticket/admission.

The Natural Disasters Expo 2/7/22, 2/8/22

The Natural Disasters Expo
Monday, 02/07/2022-02/08/2022, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: FREE

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The 2022 National Disasters Expo: The Ultimate Event for Natural Disaster Preparedness!!

The city of Miami Beach, Florida is set to be the epicenter for Fortem International’s Natural Disasters Expo taking place on February 7th& 8th 2022. Hosted at the Miami Beach Convention Center, this event will also encompass Storm, Flood, Heat & Fire, and Earthquake Expos. The convention is 100% Free-To-Attend and will allow business owners and industry professionals to meet with the leaders in disaster mitigation and relief, providing the premiere industry networking experience of the year.

The expo will feature over 100 speakers, 300 leading suppliers, 100 Live Demos, The Red Cross Networking Center, Innovation Awards, FMIA Seal of Approval, and more! Get the opportunity to learn about the impact of emergency management, natural disasters, and relief efforts from an array of global leaders from today’s top organizations such as FEMA, NASA, National Hurricane Center, National Weather Service, Allstate, and other industry professionals. This is a must-attend for any disaster and emergency response professional.

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March 2/10/22

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March
Thursday, 02/10/2022-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
Website
Cost:

What/Who:
My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind with agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is hosting free webinars in January, February and March for real estate professionals looking to grow their career and market their listings with an MLS that caters to their specific needs.

The webinars will teach real estate professionals how to grow their business, how to use new tools that My State MLS offers its members, including how to upload manufactured housing listings to MHAuthoirty.com.

All webinars take place on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. ET. Please see the webinar schedule and registration details below:

New Year, New Growth – January 20, 2-3 p.m. ET
Getting a head start on resolutions? It’s no secret that the past few years have been characterized by a real estate frenzy, and early predictions indicate that 2022 likely won’t be much different. On this webinar, My State MLS will cover its top tips to keep that momentum going to grow a business, territory and team. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

New Career in the Real Estate and CE Shop – January 27, 2-3 p.m. ET
The real estate and mortgage industries constantly evolve – and real estate education should too. My State MLS offers innovative CE Shop courses, created by industry experts, that are designed with real estate professionals’ success in mind, no matter if they’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

My State MLS Pro Search and Networking – February 10, 2-3 p.m. ET
Professional Search is one of the most powerful tools for members of My State MLS. In this webinar, My State MLS will show attendees how to gain an edge on the competition, quickly laser target properties for clients, easily appraise property values, and how to network with other agents for those valuable referrals. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Open Listing Advertisement – February 17, 2-3 p.m. ET
Use Open Listings to get leads, advertise, and expand your business. Learn how to post Open Listings that will show up on My State MLS’ public search. The member’s photo, name, and company will also be promoted on all their listings with this upgrade on My State MLS. Dawn Pfaff, founder and president of My State MLS, will be the moderator.

MH Authority – February 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
My State MLS listened to industry professionals to provide the tools that mobile and manufactured housing professionals really need and have an exclusive website (MHAuthority.com) for these listings. Sign up for this webinar and My State MLS will explain how to upload listings, get leads, and more. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Series: How to Win Listings for Different Types of Builds – March 10, 17, 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
In this month-long series, My State MLS will show real estate professionals how to get listings in new construction developments, pre-selling and re-selling multi-family homes, and how to list and sell exotic and unique properties. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

To register, real estate and aspiring real estate professionals can visit: www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule

When:
2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 20
Thursday, Jan. 27
Thursday, Feb. 10
Thursday, Feb. 17
Thursday, Feb. 24
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24

Where:
Online. Participants will receive online directions with next steps after registering here.

Cost:
FREE

How:
Visit www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule to register.

About My State MLS
In 2009, Dawn Pfaff founded NY State MLS, a full multiple listings service (MLS) serving all 62 New York counties. Born from a desire to create a common-sense MLS solution, New York’s statewide Multiple Listing Service quickly garnered agents across the state, as well as nationwide attention and demand for the company’s services. In 2015, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind, was created and today it has agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. LA State MLS debuted in October 2020. In December 2020, Pfaff and My State MLS launched MHAuthority.com, a premier website for manufactured housing listings. In addition to its MLSs, My State MLS’s services and products have expanded to include direct feeds to all major sites (Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com, Realtor.com and ListHub), international syndication, IDX feed, branded virtual tours, access to Professional Search, website design, private MLS administration and much more. For more information visit, www.mystatemls.com.

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March 1/27/22

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March
Thursday, 01/27/2022-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm

Website
Cost:

What/Who:
My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind with agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is hosting free webinars in January, February and March for real estate professionals looking to grow their career and market their listings with an MLS that caters to their specific needs.

The webinars will teach real estate professionals how to grow their business, how to use new tools that My State MLS offers its members, including how to upload manufactured housing listings to MHAuthoirty.com.

All webinars take place on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. ET. Please see the webinar schedule and registration details below:

New Year, New Growth – January 20, 2-3 p.m. ET
Getting a head start on resolutions? It’s no secret that the past few years have been characterized by a real estate frenzy, and early predictions indicate that 2022 likely won’t be much different. On this webinar, My State MLS will cover its top tips to keep that momentum going to grow a business, territory and team. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

New Career in the Real Estate and CE Shop – January 27, 2-3 p.m. ET
The real estate and mortgage industries constantly evolve – and real estate education should too. My State MLS offers innovative CE Shop courses, created by industry experts, that are designed with real estate professionals’ success in mind, no matter if they’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

My State MLS Pro Search and Networking – February 10, 2-3 p.m. ET
Professional Search is one of the most powerful tools for members of My State MLS. In this webinar, My State MLS will show attendees how to gain an edge on the competition, quickly laser target properties for clients, easily appraise property values, and how to network with other agents for those valuable referrals. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Open Listing Advertisement – February 17, 2-3 p.m. ET
Use Open Listings to get leads, advertise, and expand your business. Learn how to post Open Listings that will show up on My State MLS’ public search. The member’s photo, name, and company will also be promoted on all their listings with this upgrade on My State MLS. Dawn Pfaff, founder and president of My State MLS, will be the moderator.

MH Authority – February 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
My State MLS listened to industry professionals to provide the tools that mobile and manufactured housing professionals really need and have an exclusive website (MHAuthority.com) for these listings. Sign up for this webinar and My State MLS will explain how to upload listings, get leads, and more. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Series: How to Win Listings for Different Types of Builds – March 10, 17, 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
In this month-long series, My State MLS will show real estate professionals how to get listings in new construction developments, pre-selling and re-selling multi-family homes, and how to list and sell exotic and unique properties. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

To register, real estate and aspiring real estate professionals can visit: www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule

When:
2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 20
Thursday, Jan. 27
Thursday, Feb. 10
Thursday, Feb. 17
Thursday, Feb. 24
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24

Where:
Online. Participants will receive online directions with next steps after registering here.

Cost:
FREE

How:
Visit www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule to register.

About My State MLS
In 2009, Dawn Pfaff founded NY State MLS, a full multiple listings service (MLS) serving all 62 New York counties. Born from a desire to create a common-sense MLS solution, New York’s statewide Multiple Listing Service quickly garnered agents across the state, as well as nationwide attention and demand for the company’s services. In 2015, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind, was created and today it has agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. LA State MLS debuted in October 2020. In December 2020, Pfaff and My State MLS launched MHAuthority.com, a premier website for manufactured housing listings. In addition to its MLSs, My State MLS’s services and products have expanded to include direct feeds to all major sites (Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com, Realtor.com and ListHub), international syndication, IDX feed, branded virtual tours, access to Professional Search, website design, private MLS administration and much more. For more information visit, www.mystatemls.com.

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March 1/20/22

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March
Thursday, 01/20/2022-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
Website
Cost:

What/Who:
My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind with agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is hosting free webinars in January, February and March for real estate professionals looking to grow their career and market their listings with an MLS that caters to their specific needs.

The webinars will teach real estate professionals how to grow their business, how to use new tools that My State MLS offers its members, including how to upload manufactured housing listings to MHAuthoirty.com.

All webinars take place on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. ET. Please see the webinar schedule and registration details below:

New Year, New Growth – January 20, 2-3 p.m. ET
Getting a head start on resolutions? It’s no secret that the past few years have been characterized by a real estate frenzy, and early predictions indicate that 2022 likely won’t be much different. On this webinar, My State MLS will cover its top tips to keep that momentum going to grow a business, territory and team. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

New Career in the Real Estate and CE Shop – January 27, 2-3 p.m. ET
The real estate and mortgage industries constantly evolve – and real estate education should too. My State MLS offers innovative CE Shop courses, created by industry experts, that are designed with real estate professionals’ success in mind, no matter if they’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

My State MLS Pro Search and Networking – February 10, 2-3 p.m. ET
Professional Search is one of the most powerful tools for members of My State MLS. In this webinar, My State MLS will show attendees how to gain an edge on the competition, quickly laser target properties for clients, easily appraise property values, and how to network with other agents for those valuable referrals. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Open Listing Advertisement – February 17, 2-3 p.m. ET
Use Open Listings to get leads, advertise, and expand your business. Learn how to post Open Listings that will show up on My State MLS’ public search. The member’s photo, name, and company will also be promoted on all their listings with this upgrade on My State MLS. Dawn Pfaff, founder and president of My State MLS, will be the moderator.

MH Authority – February 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
My State MLS listened to industry professionals to provide the tools that mobile and manufactured housing professionals really need and have an exclusive website (MHAuthority.com) for these listings. Sign up for this webinar and My State MLS will explain how to upload listings, get leads, and more. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Series: How to Win Listings for Different Types of Builds – March 10, 17, 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
In this month-long series, My State MLS will show real estate professionals how to get listings in new construction developments, pre-selling and re-selling multi-family homes, and how to list and sell exotic and unique properties. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

To register, real estate and aspiring real estate professionals can visit: www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule

When:
2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 20
Thursday, Jan. 27
Thursday, Feb. 10
Thursday, Feb. 17
Thursday, Feb. 24
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24

Where:
Online. Participants will receive online directions with next steps after registering here.

Cost:
FREE

How:
Visit www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule to register.

About My State MLS
In 2009, Dawn Pfaff founded NY State MLS, a full multiple listings service (MLS) serving all 62 New York counties. Born from a desire to create a common-sense MLS solution, New York’s statewide Multiple Listing Service quickly garnered agents across the state, as well as nationwide attention and demand for the company’s services. In 2015, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind, was created and today it has agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. LA State MLS debuted in October 2020. In December 2020, Pfaff and My State MLS launched MHAuthority.com, a premier website for manufactured housing listings. In addition to its MLSs, My State MLS’s services and products have expanded to include direct feeds to all major sites (Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com, Realtor.com and ListHub), international syndication, IDX feed, branded virtual tours, access to Professional Search, website design, private MLS administration and much more. For more information visit, www.mystatemls.com.

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March 3/10/22

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March
Thursday, 03/10/2022-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm

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Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

What/Who:
My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind with agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is hosting free webinars in January, February and March for real estate professionals looking to grow their career and market their listings with an MLS that caters to their specific needs.

The webinars will teach real estate professionals how to grow their business, how to use new tools that My State MLS offers its members, including how to upload manufactured housing listings to MHAuthoirty.com.

All webinars take place on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. ET. Please see the webinar schedule and registration details below:

New Year, New Growth – January 20, 2-3 p.m. ET
Getting a head start on resolutions? It’s no secret that the past few years have been characterized by a real estate frenzy, and early predictions indicate that 2022 likely won’t be much different. On this webinar, My State MLS will cover its top tips to keep that momentum going to grow a business, territory and team. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

New Career in the Real Estate and CE Shop – January 27, 2-3 p.m. ET
The real estate and mortgage industries constantly evolve – and real estate education should too. My State MLS offers innovative CE Shop courses, created by industry experts, that are designed with real estate professionals’ success in mind, no matter if they’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

My State MLS Pro Search and Networking – February 10, 2-3 p.m. ET
Professional Search is one of the most powerful tools for members of My State MLS. In this webinar, My State MLS will show attendees how to gain an edge on the competition, quickly laser target properties for clients, easily appraise property values, and how to network with other agents for those valuable referrals. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Open Listing Advertisement – February 17, 2-3 p.m. ET
Use Open Listings to get leads, advertise, and expand your business. Learn how to post Open Listings that will show up on My State MLS’ public search. The member’s photo, name, and company will also be promoted on all their listings with this upgrade on My State MLS. Dawn Pfaff, founder and president of My State MLS, will be the moderator.

MH Authority – February 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
My State MLS listened to industry professionals to provide the tools that mobile and manufactured housing professionals really need and have an exclusive website (MHAuthority.com) for these listings. Sign up for this webinar and My State MLS will explain how to upload listings, get leads, and more. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Series: How to Win Listings for Different Types of Builds – March 10, 17, 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
In this month-long series, My State MLS will show real estate professionals how to get listings in new construction developments, pre-selling and re-selling multi-family homes, and how to list and sell exotic and unique properties. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

To register, real estate and aspiring real estate professionals can visit: www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule

When:
2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 20
Thursday, Jan. 27
Thursday, Feb. 10
Thursday, Feb. 17
Thursday, Feb. 24
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24

Where:
Online. Participants will receive online directions with next steps after registering here.

Cost:
FREE

How:
Visit www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule to register.

About My State MLS
In 2009, Dawn Pfaff founded NY State MLS, a full multiple listings service (MLS) serving all 62 New York counties. Born from a desire to create a common-sense MLS solution, New York’s statewide Multiple Listing Service quickly garnered agents across the state, as well as nationwide attention and demand for the company’s services. In 2015, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind, was created and today it has agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. LA State MLS debuted in October 2020. In December 2020, Pfaff and My State MLS launched MHAuthority.com, a premier website for manufactured housing listings. In addition to its MLSs, My State MLS’s services and products have expanded to include direct feeds to all major sites (Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com, Realtor.com and ListHub), international syndication, IDX feed, branded virtual tours, access to Professional Search, website design, private MLS administration and much more. For more information visit, www.mystatemls.com.

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March 2/24/22

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March
Thursday, 02/24/2022-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm

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Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

What/Who:
My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind with agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is hosting free webinars in January, February and March for real estate professionals looking to grow their career and market their listings with an MLS that caters to their specific needs.

The webinars will teach real estate professionals how to grow their business, how to use new tools that My State MLS offers its members, including how to upload manufactured housing listings to MHAuthoirty.com.

All webinars take place on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. ET. Please see the webinar schedule and registration details below:

New Year, New Growth – January 20, 2-3 p.m. ET
Getting a head start on resolutions? It’s no secret that the past few years have been characterized by a real estate frenzy, and early predictions indicate that 2022 likely won’t be much different. On this webinar, My State MLS will cover its top tips to keep that momentum going to grow a business, territory and team. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

New Career in the Real Estate and CE Shop – January 27, 2-3 p.m. ET
The real estate and mortgage industries constantly evolve – and real estate education should too. My State MLS offers innovative CE Shop courses, created by industry experts, that are designed with real estate professionals’ success in mind, no matter if they’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

My State MLS Pro Search and Networking – February 10, 2-3 p.m. ET
Professional Search is one of the most powerful tools for members of My State MLS. In this webinar, My State MLS will show attendees how to gain an edge on the competition, quickly laser target properties for clients, easily appraise property values, and how to network with other agents for those valuable referrals. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Open Listing Advertisement – February 17, 2-3 p.m. ET
Use Open Listings to get leads, advertise, and expand your business. Learn how to post Open Listings that will show up on My State MLS’ public search. The member’s photo, name, and company will also be promoted on all their listings with this upgrade on My State MLS. Dawn Pfaff, founder and president of My State MLS, will be the moderator.

MH Authority – February 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
My State MLS listened to industry professionals to provide the tools that mobile and manufactured housing professionals really need and have an exclusive website (MHAuthority.com) for these listings. Sign up for this webinar and My State MLS will explain how to upload listings, get leads, and more. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Series: How to Win Listings for Different Types of Builds – March 10, 17, 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
In this month-long series, My State MLS will show real estate professionals how to get listings in new construction developments, pre-selling and re-selling multi-family homes, and how to list and sell exotic and unique properties. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

To register, real estate and aspiring real estate professionals can visit: www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule

When:
2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 20
Thursday, Jan. 27
Thursday, Feb. 10
Thursday, Feb. 17
Thursday, Feb. 24
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24

Where:
Online. Participants will receive online directions with next steps after registering here.

Cost:
FREE

How:
Visit www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule to register.

About My State MLS
In 2009, Dawn Pfaff founded NY State MLS, a full multiple listings service (MLS) serving all 62 New York counties. Born from a desire to create a common-sense MLS solution, New York’s statewide Multiple Listing Service quickly garnered agents across the state, as well as nationwide attention and demand for the company’s services. In 2015, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind, was created and today it has agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. LA State MLS debuted in October 2020. In December 2020, Pfaff and My State MLS launched MHAuthority.com, a premier website for manufactured housing listings. In addition to its MLSs, My State MLS’s services and products have expanded to include direct feeds to all major sites (Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com, Realtor.com and ListHub), international syndication, IDX feed, branded virtual tours, access to Professional Search, website design, private MLS administration and much more. For more information visit, www.mystatemls.com.

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March 2/17/22

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals In January, February and March
Thursday, 02/17/2022-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm

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Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

What/Who:
My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind with agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is hosting free webinars in January, February and March for real estate professionals looking to grow their career and market their listings with an MLS that caters to their specific needs.

The webinars will teach real estate professionals how to grow their business, how to use new tools that My State MLS offers its members, including how to upload manufactured housing listings to MHAuthoirty.com.

All webinars take place on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. ET. Please see the webinar schedule and registration details below:

New Year, New Growth – January 20, 2-3 p.m. ET
Getting a head start on resolutions? It’s no secret that the past few years have been characterized by a real estate frenzy, and early predictions indicate that 2022 likely won’t be much different. On this webinar, My State MLS will cover its top tips to keep that momentum going to grow a business, territory and team. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

New Career in the Real Estate and CE Shop – January 27, 2-3 p.m. ET
The real estate and mortgage industries constantly evolve – and real estate education should too. My State MLS offers innovative CE Shop courses, created by industry experts, that are designed with real estate professionals’ success in mind, no matter if they’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

My State MLS Pro Search and Networking – February 10, 2-3 p.m. ET
Professional Search is one of the most powerful tools for members of My State MLS. In this webinar, My State MLS will show attendees how to gain an edge on the competition, quickly laser target properties for clients, easily appraise property values, and how to network with other agents for those valuable referrals. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Open Listing Advertisement – February 17, 2-3 p.m. ET
Use Open Listings to get leads, advertise, and expand your business. Learn how to post Open Listings that will show up on My State MLS’ public search. The member’s photo, name, and company will also be promoted on all their listings with this upgrade on My State MLS. Dawn Pfaff, founder and president of My State MLS, will be the moderator.

MH Authority – February 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
My State MLS listened to industry professionals to provide the tools that mobile and manufactured housing professionals really need and have an exclusive website (MHAuthority.com) for these listings. Sign up for this webinar and My State MLS will explain how to upload listings, get leads, and more. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Series: How to Win Listings for Different Types of Builds – March 10, 17, 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
In this month-long series, My State MLS will show real estate professionals how to get listings in new construction developments, pre-selling and re-selling multi-family homes, and how to list and sell exotic and unique properties. David Mink, vice president of operations and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

To register, real estate and aspiring real estate professionals can visit: www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule

When:
2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 20
Thursday, Jan. 27
Thursday, Feb. 10
Thursday, Feb. 17
Thursday, Feb. 24
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24

Where:
Online. Participants will receive online directions with next steps after registering here.

Cost:
FREE

How:
Visit www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule to register.

About My State MLS
In 2009, Dawn Pfaff founded NY State MLS, a full multiple listings service (MLS) serving all 62 New York counties. Born from a desire to create a common-sense MLS solution, New York’s statewide Multiple Listing Service quickly garnered agents across the state, as well as nationwide attention and demand for the company’s services. In 2015, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind, was created and today it has agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. LA State MLS debuted in October 2020. In December 2020, Pfaff and My State MLS launched MHAuthority.com, a premier website for manufactured housing listings. In addition to its MLSs, My State MLS’s services and products have expanded to include direct feeds to all major sites (Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com, Realtor.com and ListHub), international syndication, IDX feed, branded virtual tours, access to Professional Search, website design, private MLS administration and much more. For more information visit, www.mystatemls.com.

American Academy Presents “Supporting Autonomy and Self-Motivation in Young People with ADHD” 1/27/22

American Academy Presents “Supporting Autonomy and Self-Motivation in Young People with ADHD”
Thursday, 01/27/2022-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

What/Who:
American Academy is pleased to host “Supporting Autonomy and Self-Motivation in Young People with ADHD,” a virtual event via Zoom on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7:00 pm. This event is part of American Academy’s monthly program, “Experts in Learning Differences: A Speaker Series.” Hosted by Alexandra Rollins, admissions director of the American Academy Program, the speaker for the January event is Maggie Sibley, Ph.D.

Dr. Sibley is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Florida and Washington and Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, as well as Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at Florida International University. She directs a program of research that focuses on creating engaging, evidence-based interventions for students with ADHD. Her research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the U.S. Department of Education. She is a member of the professional advisory board of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and the author of a comprehensive guide to treating ADHD in teenagers (Guilford Press, 2016). She has authored over 100 scientific articles on ADHD.

The speaker series will be streamed live virtually, as well as available for viewing following each event. The purpose of the speaker series is to educate families about topics that relate to mild learning differences and are relevant today. All of the speakers are experts in the various disciplines of each topic. The American Academy’s goal is to provide families with a safe space to ask questions and strengthen their knowledge about how to ensure the success of their child.

For more information about the speaker series, please visit: https://www.ah-americanacademy.com/speaker-series.

When:
Thursday, January 27; 7-8 p.m.

How:
For more information and to reserve a spot, visit https://www.ah-americanacademy.com/speaker-series.
Limited spots are available for this free, online, and live event.

Cost:
Free

About the American Academy Program: American Academy is a college preparatory program for advanced students with mild learning differences, such as dyslexia, ADHD, and auditory processing. The program is on the campus of American Heritage Schools, the class sizes are smaller, and the teachers are licensed and certified in teaching special education for students with mild learning differences.

For more information about the American Academy Program, visit its website or email admissions@ahschool.com.

Broward Campus: (954) 472-0022 ext. 3021 or email admissions.pl@ahschool.com
Palm Beach Campus: (561) 495-7272 ext. 219 or email admissions.bd@ahschool.com

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: Bias and Racism in Our Culture – How do we evolve? 1/11/22

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: Bias and Racism in Our Culture – How do we evolve?
Tuesday, 01/11/2022-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33305
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

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

Racism, homophobia and self-hatred seethe through Island City Stage’s world premiere of Andrew Kramer’s political mystery thriller, Armature, debuting on January 27. Prior to its opening, the award-winning theatre company invites the community to take part in its second Behind the Red Curtain free public forum entitled “Bias and Racism in Our Culture – How do we evolve?” at its theatre.

Guest panelists will include Anthony Abbate, chair, Racial Equity Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce; Patricia Zeiler, executive director, History Fort Lauderdale, Walter Honaman, supervising attorney, Children’s Advocacy Program, Legal Aid Service of Broward County; Dwayne Rayner, executive director, Partners in Racial Justice and Karen Stephens, award-winning actress.

This forum is supported by the Racial Equality Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Armature runs from January 27 – February 27, 2022. Directed by Michael Leeds and Andy Rogow, Armature is a searing story of love, lust and betrayal. A “burning” is the undercurrent of this gripping drama of which the Armature Bar is at the epicenter. The play connects the stories of two sexy, troubled gay men and a Black family whose matriarch is running for political office.

Armature features an ensemble cast including Karen Stephens as Blythe, Matthew Salas as Evan, Michael Ford as Shod, and Yesenia Ozuna as Monica. Joining them is Kent Chambers Wilson (Mama) and Keith Wade (Denson).

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season kicked off with The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson in October. Upcoming productions include Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams from March 17 – April 17, 2022; The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam from June 9 – July 10, 2022 and One In Two by Donja R. Love from August 4 – September 4, 2022.

In honor of its 10th anniversary season, Island City Stage created The Behind the Red Curtain free public forum series to engage the community in timely, relevant issues that are both addressed in its productions and affect the South Florida community. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

Voices of Our Community: Race, Risk, and Resilience – LIBERTY CITY 12/17/21

Voices of Our Community: Race, Risk, and Resilience – LIBERTY CITY
Friday, 12/17/2021-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Carrie Meek Senior Center (Charles Hadley Park)
1350 NW 50 street,
Miami, Florida, 33142
Eventbrite
Cost: FREE

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The two-hour Liberty City community event is a creative arts showcase of residents sharing their perspectives on race, risk, and resillence under the weight of the inequalities surrounding disaster and economics.
Community artists and residents will share their experiences and insights through oral histories, performances, and various art mediums. Refreshments will be served.

6:00 – 7:00 pm ARTWALK Featuring Liberty City Artists (appetizers served)
7:00-8:00 pm Creative Arts Program Featuring community groups, theater, and individuals artistically sharing their experiences.

FREE EVENT – FREE PARKING

Monthly Psychedelic Series at Soho Beach House Miami 12/20/21

Monthly Psychedelic Series at Soho Beach House Miami
Monday, 12/20/2021-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Soho Beach House
4385 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33140
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

What/Who:
On Monday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m., Dustin Robinson, Esq. CPA, will present his monthly Psychedelic Series at Soho Beach House Miami. The panel will feature Molly Maloof, MD, founder of Adamo Bioscience, and Jay Godfrey, co-founder of Nushama Psychedelic Wellness.

Robinson is Founding Partner of Mr. Cannabis Law – a full service law firm focused on the cannabis and psychedelic industries; Co-Founder of Mr. Psychedelic Law – a non-profit focused on psychedelic legal reform; and Managing Principal of Iter Investments – a venture capital firm deploying capital across the psychedelic ecosystem.

Dr. Maloof – physician, technologist and entrepreneur – is on a mission to radically extend healthspan, maximize human potential, and redefine health care using medicine, technology, education and media. Her fascination with innovation permeates her concierge medical practice that is focused on providing personalized medicine to entrepreneurs, technology executives, investors and celebrities. She has consulted with more than 45 companies in the digital health, consumer health, and biotechnology industries needing help with clinical strategy, product development, clinical research and scientific marketing. Dr. Maloof most recently founded Adamo Bioscience and offers a health optimization program that is tailored to help create the healthiest version of oneself.

Godfrey is a co-founder of Nushama Psychedelic Wellness – a network of legal psychedelic wellness clinics to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, opioid addictions, alcoholism, OCD, eating disorders and other ailments of the spirit. His fascination and exploration into the therapeutic benefits of plant medicine came with realization that three years of traditional talk therapy was insufficient to get to the root of his stress. After working with physicians, shamans, reading dozens of books and research papers, and talking with thought leaders in the psychedelic ecosystem, he felt the gravitational pull to help others in similar situations. Nushama was born out of Godfrey’s desire to partner with the most experienced physicians and business minds to create novel treatment alternatives and build the infrastructure for the future of psychedelic medicine.

Moderated by Robinson, each private monthly panel features experts in the psychedelics space from CEOs, doctors, lawyers and celebrities. Past panelists include NBA Champion Lamar Odom, Stanley Cup champion Daniel Carcillo, Psilera Bioscience CEO Chris Witowski, PhD, Silo Wellness CEO Douglas K. Gordon, Michelle Weiner, DO, MPH, and others.

When:
Monday, Dec. 20, 2021; 7 p.m. EST

Where:
Soho Beach House Miami
4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140

How:
The event is private and only open to Soho Beach House members.

To RSVP, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychedelic-panel-series-tickets-225859209977

American Heritage Schools Invites Educators to Its Virtual “Continuing Education Webinar and Job Fair” 12/25/21

American Heritage Schools Invites Educators to Its Virtual “Continuing Education Webinar and Job Fair”
Wednesday, 12/15/2021-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Website
Cost: FREE

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

What/Who:
American Heritage Schools, the top-ranked PK-3 through 12 college preparatory school, invites educators from throughout the country to its virtual “Continuing Education Webinar and Job Fair” on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m. From the convenience of their homes, attendees will learn about job opportunities available at the schools’ Broward Campus and Palm Beach Campus and earn 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by attending a keynote address given by nationally recognized science teacher, Casey Bethel.

American Heritage Schools is one of the top four largest private schools in the nation, and among the top 20 largest employers in South Florida. It is headed by educators rather than a board of directors, and maintains subsidiary departments in-house, such as Admissions, Human Resources, Curriculum Development, and PR/Marketing. The Schools also offer free tuition for employees’ children and salary supplementation for additional roles, including tutoring during the year and teaching at the Summer Institute over the summer.

The topic of Bethel’s webinar is “Teaching with Growth Mindset: Steps to Success.” Bethel is an experienced AP Physics, AP Biology and Physical Science teacher from New Manchester High in Douglasville, Georgia. He is currently the Science and STEM Director for the district while also teaching part-time. He is a powerful and engaging motivational speaker who is sought after by schools, school systems, and civic organizations all across the country. Bethel was Georgia Teacher of the Year in 2017 and has inspired educators across the nation through his many keynote addresses and appearances at conferences and schools, including Teach Your Heart Out, ASCD Empower conferences, and the National Network of State Teachers of the Year.

“We are always seeking qualified educators who are passionate and motivated to work with the best and brightest students in the nation,” said Dr. Douglas Laurie, president of American Heritage Schools. “Our ‘Continuing Education Webinar and Job Fair’ will give job-seekers the chance to discover who we are and the current positions we have available, while at the same time get empowered and gain knowledge about new trends in teaching from an inspirational speaker and nationally renowned educator, Casey Bethel.”

Date/Time:
Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m. EST

Where:
Virtual via Zoom. Attendees may watch from the convenience of their homes.

Cost/How:
The virtual webinar and job fair is free to attend. For more information about American Heritage Schools’ Continuing Education & Job Fair and registration, please click here.

Any questions may be sent by email to Olivia Jenkins at olivia.jenkins@ahschool.com.

For more information about American Heritage Schools’ open positions, please visit https://www.ahschool.com/careers-at-ahs.

About American Heritage Schools: American Heritage Schools, founded in 1965, is a nationally-ranked private, nonsectarian, and co-educational college preparatory day school with two 40-acre campuses–one in Plantation, Florida; and one in Delray Beach, Florida. Its campuses serve approximately 4,800 students in Pre-K3 through 12th grades, and the student body represents over 60 different countries throughout the world. Approximately 70 percent of the faculty holds postgraduate degrees. American Heritage Schools is nationally and internationally accredited by the following associations: Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), Middle States Association (MSA-CESS), and National Council for Private Schools. The Lower School includes advanced classes and 15 electives, and the Upper School offers over 300 courses with 138 honors classes, 28 Advanced Placement classes, and 75 fine arts classes. Pre-professional programs are offered in pre-med, pre-law, pre-engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, and business & entrepreneurship which are taught daily by doctors, surgeons, lawyers, judges, engineers, computer scientists, and business leaders currently practicing in their fields. For 12 years, American Heritage Schools has been ranked the No. 1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars, and the school is home to the No. 1 math competition team out of all private schools in the U.S. The Model UN team is top 5 in the nation, and the Speech and Debate team is in the top 1% in the nation. It is ranked among the top private schools in Florida in STEM, according to Niche. Its Science Research Institute enables students to conduct research on real-world problems, and its students have earned international recognition for their findings.

For more information about American Heritage Schools, visit the website, call, or email admissions at either campus.

Broward Campus: (954) 472-0022 ext. 3021 | email admissions.pl@ahschool.com
Palm Beach Campus: (561) 495-7272 ext. 219 | email admissions.bd@ahschool.com

World-Renowned Mathematics Professor and Social Entrepreneur To Speak At #1 College Prep School In The U.S. In Math Competition 12/11/21

World-Renowned Mathematics Professor and Social Entrepreneur To Speak At #1 College Prep School In The U.S. In Math Competition
Saturday, 12/11/2021-, 09:00 am-01:30 pm
American Heritage Schools, Broward Campus
12200 W Broward Blvd,
Plantation, Florida, 33325
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

American Heritage Schools is pleased to welcome internationally-acclaimed mathematics professor, coach, and entrepreneur Dr. Po-Shen Loh to its Fort Lauderdale campus on Saturday, December 11, in conjunction with the 2021 Middle School Math Invitational. Dr. Loh will host two guest lectures that are open to parents and students throughout the South Florida community.

Graduating top in his class at California Institute of Technology, Dr. Loh earned his doctorate in mathematics from Princeton University, and is a math professor in his 11th year at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the national coach of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad team that achieved its first-ever back-to-back #1-rank victories in 2015 and 2016 and again in 2018 and 2019.

Dr. Loh’s work spans the mathematical spectrum, from research to education, and he focuses on a new approach to teaching advanced creative mathematical thinking to middle school students. Dr. Loh is the founder of the personalized learning platform, expii.com, which includes his series of free online math courses that reinvent the middle school math curriculum and motivate creative thinking.

“We are honored to host such a brilliant, dynamic, and entrepreneurial mathematician as Dr. Loh,” says Dr. Douglas Laurie, president of American Heritage Schools. “Middle school is such a vital time for growth in math skills. We welcome students and parents throughout South Florida to come to our campus on December 11 and attend Dr. Loh’s lectures to get inspired about how math diligence can lead to great success.”
During the invitational at American Heritage Schools, the top-ranked school in the nation in mathematics, middle school mathletes from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties will compete in two 60-minute tests consisting of material from pre-algebra through geometry, followed by a meet-and-greet with Dr. Loh.

American Heritage Schools is the No. 1 private school in Florida for nationally recognized scholars, math competition, science fair, mock trial, moot court, and speech and debate. Alumni are notable leaders in their chosen fields who are generating positive differences in the world. American Heritage Schools is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school in South Florida serving grades Pre-K3 to 12.

The public is invited to attend the following two guest lectures by Dr. Loh in person:
• 9:00-10:15 a.m.: “Roadmap to Success in School, College, and Beyond, Paved by Math”
• 12:30-1:30 p.m.: “Math in Games, Strategy, and Invention”

For more information, visit https://www.ahschool.com/poshen-loh.

To RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScY_fvxP9GeGxKKF18bQe2OL8OX4YP4K9qhUunHle__RrMolw/viewform

Address:
American Heritage Schools, Broward Campus
12200 W Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL 33325

Date: Saturday, December 11

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Global Connections – Combatting Antisemitism’s Resurgence 12/15/21

Global Connections – Combatting Antisemitism’s Resurgence
Wednesday, 12/15/2021-12/15/2021, 04:00 pm-05:00 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: free

Robert Siegel (former Senior Host of NPR’s All Things Considered for 31 years) interviews Kenneth Stern (Director, Bard Center for the Study of Hate; Author, The Conflict over The Conflict: The Israel/Palestine Campus Debate), Dr. Sharon Nazarian (Senior Vice President, International Affairs, Anti-Defamation League), Prof. Ira Forman (Adjunct Professor on Anti-Semitism at Georgetown’s Center for Jewish Civilization), James Carroll (National Book Award-winning author, Constantine’s Sword: The Church & the Jews). 12/15, 4pm ET. FREE REGISTRATION: https://rb.gy/vzfvcb

Global Connections is free to the public. REGISTER HERE: https://rb.gy/vzfvcb

Watch previous programs at: https://rb.gy/c8e9un.

Global Connections: Navigating the New Normal with Robert Siegel is presented monthly by American Friends of Rabin Medical Center (AFRMC), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization based in New York City. AFRMC not only directly support services at Rabin Medical Center in Israel, but also believes in supporting our global community with information, education, and awareness of the most pressing topics for our health and well-being. After the initial program, it can be viewed on JBS TV and on AFRMC’s YouTube and Facebook. Learn more at www.afrmc.org. For further information email: afrmc@afrmc.org or call 212-279-2522.

Maris Raff Art Basel Experience 11/30/21

Maris Raff Art Basel Experience
Tuesday, 11/30/2021-11/01/2021, 07:00 pm-12:00 am
New World Symphony
500 17th ST,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: $150

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Maris Raff Art Basel Experience will be a revolutionary conversation from the best entrepreneurs from around world. With an exclusive art exhibit by the famous street artist Eduardo Kobra known for his massive brightly colored murals with dramatic lines.

During the event, the audience will have the chance to hear from five well established entrepreneurs: star athlete turned star entrepreneur Joel Moraes, creator of Mentoria “Me Treina” Carol Cantelli, Judge on Shark Tank Brazil Cris Arcangelli, best-selling author Chistian Barbosa and financial educator and Youtuber Thiago Nigro. The speakers will discuss a variety of business pro tips and stories of their successes that will inspire future business owners. The event will wrap up with a rooftop afterparty, perfect for networking with inspiring friends.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Erika Obando 11/11/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Erika Obando
Thursday, 11/11/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature inspirational speaker, women’s advocate and writer Erika Obando on the next November 11 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at https://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorObando.

A relentless advocate for defining a life with purpose, Erika Obando has made it her mission to leave impactful ripples for generations to come. An active international speaker, author, mentor and community leader, her legacy is to guide others in changing the narratives of their lives. Her efforts focus on women empowerment, youth enrichment and advocating lifestyle pivots using the art of reinvention. She took the renown TEDx Stage in which she shared her story – When Breaking Points Lead To Empowerment – a look into her life’s journey of resiliency and perseverance. Using her own story’s success as the platform, she teaches the tools of transforming yourself from being a Victim to being Victorious.

Obando’s latest book, Without A Voice, details her own personal struggles. Brought to the United States illegally by Colombian parents seeking a better life for their family, Erika Obando allows her readers a candid view of the horrors and hardships she endured and how she used them to transform her life. This powerful, coming of age story traces Erika’s growth into a resolute young woman who struggled to overcome incredible odds and build a solid and successful life for her son, herself and those who follow in her footsteps. It is available on Amazon (USA and International) Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indie Bound & Porchlight an on her website erikaobando.com/

Obando joins esteemed writers including beloved children’s author Harvey Oyer, III, New York Times bestselling author Laura Duksta, Cesar A. Becerra, Dr. Joe Knetsch, Y.M. Masson, architect and historic preservation consultant Arthur Jay Marcus, historian John Bailey, plus novelists Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with
docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FTLHistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Exploring The Seminole Culture and Impact in Florida 11/4/21

Exploring The Seminole Culture and Impact in Florida
Thursday, 11/04/2021-, 01:30 pm-03:30 pm

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Virtual Location
Cost: Free

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Requiring masks?
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Explore the Seminole Indian lifestyle, culture, and how cultural institutions can best tell their stories in 2-part webinar series.
About this event
The webinar and panel series will highlight Seminole culture, history, innovation, and customer targeting.

The first webinar will explore the history of the Seminole Tribe in the Florida region, their connection to Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, and Black Seminole Indians.

The second webinar will focus on Seminole innovation, transformation of the Seminole culture, how cultural institutions can tell their story, and how businesses can appeal to Seminole customer preferences.

Albizu University Presents Virtual Lecture on Hispanic Neuropsychology Professionals in the United States 11/16/21

Albizu University Presents Virtual Lecture on Hispanic Neuropsychology Professionals in the United States
Tuesday, 11/16/2021-, 10:00 am-11:00 am
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Cost: Free

Join Albizu University and internationally renowned neuropsychologist Juan Arango-Lasprilla, Ph.D. on November 16 at 10 a.m. to explore the status of Hispanic individuals working in the field of neuropsychology in the United States and discuss the implications of their practice.
The field of neuropsychology has not been able to keep up with the ever-growing rate of the Hispanic/Latino population in the U.S. (currently the largest and growing minority population in the U.S. / will reach 111.22 million by 2060) and this could be attributed, in part, to the cultural homogeneity of individuals who usually pursue specialization in this field, while the number of ethnic minorities who do so has remained low.
This virtual event is free and open to the public. To register and receive the Zoom link, visit https://bit.ly/3lyY4iU

American Heritage Schools to Host Fall Virtual Open Houses 10/19/21

American Heritage Schools to Host Fall Virtual Open Houses
Tuesday, 10/19/2021-, 09:00 am-11:00 am
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What/Who:
The prestigious American Heritage Schools, voted one of the Best Private Schools in America in 2020 by Niche, is hosting fall virtual open house events that will stream live for its Broward and Palm Beach campuses. Each open house offers parents and students an opportunity to meet with American Heritage Schools’ team, including the admissions directors, teachers, program directors and principals. The Broward campus will host its virtual open houses on Oct. 23 at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. and the Palm Beach campus will host its virtual open houses on Oct. 19 at 9:00 a.m. and Oct. 23 at 10:00 a.m.

The fall virtual open house will start with a brief introduction from school administrators, then will break into smaller groups to tour the campus. Participants will have the opportunity to hear about American Heritage School’s extensive curriculum from the educators. The school’s goal is to introduce guests to the campus, the curriculum, philosophy and culture so they can learn what makes American Heritage Schools the Best College Preparatory School in Florida.

American Heritage School in Broward, Florida, is the No. 1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars; the school’s Palm Beach campus is No. 2 in National Merit Scholars out of all schools in Florida. Their combined students from both campuses comprise 9% of all National Merit Scholars Semifinalists throughout the 2,227 public and private schools in Florida.

This marks the 12th consecutive year American Heritage has had the highest number of National Merit Semifinalists in Florida. One in four students in the class of 2022 scored in the top one percent of students in the nation.

If families are unable to attend one of the Fall Virtual Open House and/or would prefer a one-on-one virtual tour, please call the Admissions Office directly.

When:
Palm Beach Campus
Tuesday, Oct. 19; 9:00 a.m. for grades Pre K3–5
Saturday, Oct. 23, 10:00 a.m. for grades 6-12.

How:
For more information and to reserve a spot, visit https://www.ahschool.com/open-house.
Spaces will be limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

About American Heritage Schools: American Heritage Schools, founded in 1965, is a nationally-ranked private, nonsectarian, and co-educational college preparatory day school with two 40-acre campuses: one in Plantation, Florida; and one in Delray Beach, Florida. Its campuses serve approximately 4,650 students in Pre-K3 through 12th grades; the student body represents over 60 different countries throughout the world. Approximately 70 percent of the faculty hold postgraduate degrees. American Heritage Schools is nationally and internationally accredited by the following associations: Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), Middle States Association (MSA-CESS), and National Council for Private Schools. The Lower School includes advanced classes and 15 electives, and the Upper School offers over 300 courses with 138 honors classes, 28 Advanced Placement classes, and 75 fine arts classes. Pre-professional programs are offered in pre-med, pre-law, pre-engineering, biomedical engineering, and computer science that are taught daily by doctors, surgeons, lawyers, judges, engineers, and computer scientists currently practicing in their fields. For 12 years, American Heritage Schools has been ranked the No. 1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars, and the school is home to the No. 1 math competition team out of all private schools in the U.S. The Model UN team is top 5 in the nation, and the Speech and Debate team is in the top 1% in the nation. It is ranked among the top private schools in Florida in STEM, according to Niche. Its Science Research Institute enables students to conduct research on real-world problems, and its students have earned international recognition for their findings.

For more information about American Heritage Schools, visit its website or email admissions@ahschool.com.

Palm Beach Campus: (561) 495-7272 ext. 219 or email admissions.bd@ahschool.com

American Heritage Schools to Host Fall Virtual Open Houses 10/23/21

American Heritage Schools to Host Fall Virtual Open Houses
Saturday, 10/23/2021-, 12:00 pm-03:00 pm

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

What/Who:
The prestigious American Heritage Schools, voted one of the Best Private Schools in America in 2020 by Niche, is hosting fall virtual open house events that will stream live for its Broward and Palm Beach campuses. Each open house offers parents and students an opportunity to meet with American Heritage Schools’ team, including the admissions directors, teachers, program directors and principals. The Broward campus will host its virtual open houses on Oct. 23 at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. and the Palm Beach campus will host its virtual open houses on Oct. 19 at 9:00 a.m. and Oct. 23 at 10:00 a.m.

The fall virtual open house will start with a brief introduction from school administrators, then will break into smaller groups to tour the campus. Participants will have the opportunity to hear about American Heritage School’s extensive curriculum from the educators. The school’s goal is to introduce guests to the campus, the curriculum, philosophy and culture so they can learn what makes American Heritage Schools the Best College Preparatory School in Florida.

American Heritage School in Broward, Florida, is the No. 1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars; the school’s Palm Beach campus is No. 2 in National Merit Scholars out of all schools in Florida. Their combined students from both campuses comprise 9% of all National Merit Scholars Semifinalists throughout the 2,227 public and private schools in Florida.

This marks the 12th consecutive year American Heritage has had the highest number of National Merit Semifinalists in Florida. One in four students in the class of 2022 scored in the top one percent of students in the nation.

If families are unable to attend one of the Fall Virtual Open House and/or would prefer a one-on-one virtual tour, please call the Admissions Office directly.

When:
Broward Campus
Saturday, Oct. 23; 12:00 p.m. for grades Pre K3–6
Saturday, Oct. 23; 2:00 p.m. for grades for 7–12

How:
For more information and to reserve a spot, visit https://www.ahschool.com/open-house.
Spaces will be limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

About American Heritage Schools: American Heritage Schools, founded in 1965, is a nationally-ranked private, nonsectarian, and co-educational college preparatory day school with two 40-acre campuses: one in Plantation, Florida; and one in Delray Beach, Florida. Its campuses serve approximately 4,650 students in Pre-K3 through 12th grades; the student body represents over 60 different countries throughout the world. Approximately 70 percent of the faculty hold postgraduate degrees. American Heritage Schools is nationally and internationally accredited by the following associations: Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), Middle States Association (MSA-CESS), and National Council for Private Schools. The Lower School includes advanced classes and 15 electives, and the Upper School offers over 300 courses with 138 honors classes, 28 Advanced Placement classes, and 75 fine arts classes. Pre-professional programs are offered in pre-med, pre-law, pre-engineering, biomedical engineering, and computer science that are taught daily by doctors, surgeons, lawyers, judges, engineers, and computer scientists currently practicing in their fields. For 12 years, American Heritage Schools has been ranked the No. 1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars, and the school is home to the No. 1 math competition team out of all private schools in the U.S. The Model UN team is top 5 in the nation, and the Speech and Debate team is in the top 1% in the nation. It is ranked among the top private schools in Florida in STEM, according to Niche. Its Science Research Institute enables students to conduct research on real-world problems, and its students have earned international recognition for their findings.

For more information about American Heritage Schools, visit its website or email admissions@ahschool.com.

Broward Campus: (954) 472-0022 ext. 3021 or email admissions.pl@ahschool.com

Surfside’s Popular Walking Tours Return 10/24/21, 11/14/21, 1/9/22, 2/20/22

Surfside’s Popular Walking Tours Return
Sunday, 10/24/2021-02/20/2022, 11:00 am-
Town of Surfside
9301 Harding,
Surfside, Florida, 33154
Website
Cost: Free

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

The Town of Surfside is bringing back its Historical Waking Tours beginning Sunday, October 24. Previous iterations of the tour proved highly popular with residents and visitors curious to explore one of Greater Miami’s unique towns. The one-hour historic tours of the area will be offered free of charge at 11 a.m. on the following Sundays: October 24, November 14, January 9 and February 20.

South Florida native and HistoryMiami’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George, known for his ability to remember the most notable details about South Florida’s people and places, will lead the tours, which depart from Surfside’s Community Center. Register at http://www.townofsurfsidefl.gov/walking-tours / 305-861-4863

Address: 9301 Harding Avenue, Surfside, FL 33154

Albizu University’s “Ask the Experts” Mental Health Webinar Series: The Pressures of Powering Through 10/14/21

Albizu University’s “Ask the Experts” Mental Health Webinar Series: The Pressures of Powering Through
Thursday, 10/14/2021-, 01:00 pm-02:00 pm
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Cost: Free

After high-profile Olympians Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles upended the world’s long-held notion of athletic grit by taking mental health time-outs in the midst of competition, their actions sparked heated debate over the benefits and dangers associated with the traditional sports strategy of powering through adversity.

A panel of Albizu University psychology professors and mental health professionals convenes for a one-hour webinar, free and open to the public, to analyze the no pain-no gain concept of winning at all costs and how to determine where to draw the line in the quest for championship, whether in sports or other competitive endeavors.

The discussion will center on the importance of prioritizing mental and physical health and the stigma that persists around admitting exhaustion.

The webinar will be livestreamed via Zoom and via Facebook Live on Albizu University’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AlbizuMIA

To register and receive the Zoom link, click here: https://bit.ly/3maHlBS

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Harvey E. Oyer, III 10/14/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Harvey E. Oyer, III
Thursday, 10/14/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom session

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature beloved award-winning children’s author, adventurer and historian Harvey E. Oyer, III on the next October 14 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at https://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorOyer.

Harvey E. Oyer, III is a fifth generation Floridian and is descended from one of the earliest pioneer families in South Florida. He is the great-great grandson of Captain Hannibal Dillingham Pierce and his wife Margretta Moore Pierce, who in 1872 became one of the first non-Native American families to settle in Southeast Florida. Oyer is the great-grandnephew of Charlie Pierce, the subject of his best-selling children’s book series, Adventures of Charlie Pierce, which has won numerous awards. Copies of the series are available for purchase at www.theadventuresofcharliepierce.com.

A partner in the law firm of Shutts & Bowen LLP and formerly an adjunct professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law and an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University Honors College, Oyer is a fifth generation native Floridian and served for seven years as the chairman of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. He served as chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches and is presently a director of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Good Samaritan Hospital, the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, and the South Florida Science Center.

Oyer has received numerous awards, including selection into Best Lawyers in America, the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Service, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. In 2010, he was awarded the Judge James R. Knott Historical Contribution Award by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. In 2009, The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation gave him their Individual Distinguished Service Award and in 2008 the Florida Association of Museums named him Trustee of the Year. He was named one of the 100 Most Influential Floridians by Florida International magazine and one of the 25 Most Powerful People in Palm Beach County by the Palm Beacher magazine. Oyer is a noted writer and lecturer on topics ranging from law, history, and archaeology to international laws regarding antiquities trafficking and cultural property protection. He holds degrees in economics, archaeology, and law, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and was a Rotary Foundation Scholar at the Australian National University. Oyer holds a master’s degree in archaeology from Cambridge University and worked in various parts of the world as an underwater archaeologist. He is a member of the Explorers Club, has skied to the North Pole, and served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.

Oyer joins esteemed writers including New York Times bestselling author Laura Duksta, Cesar A. Becerra, Dr. Joe Knetsch, Y.M. Masson, architect and historic preservation consultant Arthur Jay Marcus, historian John Bailey, plus novelists Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FTLHistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

ArtServe Hosts LGBTQ Film Screening “Open Dialogues” on National Coming Out Day 10/11/21

ArtServe Hosts LGBTQ Film Screening “Open Dialogues” on National Coming Out Day
Monday, 10/11/2021-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

To commemorate the 33rd Annual National Coming Out Day on Monday, October 11, ArtServe will host a film screening and discussion panel for the award-winning documentary, “Open Dialogues: Stories From the LGBTQ Community,” produced by the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood.

Open Dialogues is presented by ArtServe in partnership with Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, ArtsUnited, Stonewall National Museum & Archives and World AIDS Museum and Education Center.

The doors open at 6 p.m. with the public screening of the film at 6:30 p.m. and an interactive panel discussion at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

To register for the event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-film-screening-open-dialogues-stories-from-the-lgbtq-community-tickets-175663041887 or click here. ArtServe is located at 1350 East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.

“This is a film that will touch something deep in your soul. It’s poignant and very real,” said ArtServe Executive Director Jason Hughes, who will moderate the panel. “Amid each individual’s thoughts expressed in the documentary, I think you’ll find what’s most impactful is often what is not said.”

Open Dialogues: Stories From the LGBTQ Community was produced by the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood and directed by award-winning Miami-based filmmaker, Freddy Rodriguez. Community leaders interviewed in the film, Julie Marie Wade, Dan Bassett, Christine Walters, Omar Morales, Gary Keating, Franchesca D’Amore and Michael Goodman, reveal in intimate detail how the LGBTQ community is often marginalized within families, schools, churches and public spaces and how they learned to empower themselves in these spaces.

Open Dialogues: Stories From the LGBTQ Community was an official selection in OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival and 35th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, where it was awarded Best Broward Documentary.

The discussion panel will feature Nicole Stodard, producing artistic director/chair of Thinking Cap Theatre and an award-winning theater artist, educator and scholar who is also the founding executive director of The Vanguard, a Fort Lauderdale-based remodeled 1939 church that now serves as a modern sanctuary for the arts; Terry Dyer, director of development for the administrative and executive department of SunServe, who was named by POZ Health Magazine as “African-American Person of the Month” for his work to stem the spread of AIDS and a bestselling author of Letters to a GAY BLACK BOY, a memoir sparking conversations around racism, inequality, homophobia and more; and Dr. Gary Keating, who is featured in the film and founder of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus. His work led to the founding of 16 choruses throughout Florida that served gay men, lesbian women and their allies.

Support for Open Dialogues: Stories From the LGBTQ Community was provided by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, Ruth H. Brown Fund for the Arts, Dot and Keith Cobb Fund and Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund.

Serving as the backdrop for this screening and inspiring panel discussion is ArtServe’s newest exhibition, “Stories From Within,” made possible by a grant from Our Fund, an LGBTQ Community Foundation. The exhibition explores LGBTQIA+ culture, history and experience in South Florida and beyond through the presentation of multidisciplinary works inspired by the LGBTQIA+ social movements, its resilience, sense of community and artistic expressions.
The exhibit was curated by ArtServe’s Sophie Bonet in conjunction with ArtsUnited, a LGBTQIA+ arts organization. It includes displays from the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, as well as the World AIDS Museum.

The exhibition runs through Saturday, October 23.
Admission to “Stories From Within” is also free. ArtServe is open to patrons Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Psychedelics Expert Dustin Robinson to Host Monthly Psychedelic Series Featuring Daniel Carcillo and Dr. Michelle Weiner at Soho Beach House Miami on Sept. 13 9/13/21

Psychedelics Expert Dustin Robinson to Host Monthly Psychedelic Series Featuring Daniel Carcillo and Dr. Michelle Weiner at Soho Beach House Miami on Sept. 13
Monday, 09/13/2021-, 08:00 pm-
Soho Beach House Miami
4385 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33140
Website
Cost:

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

What/Who:
On Monday, September 13 at 7 p.m., Dustin Robinson, Esq. CPA, will present the third installment of his monthly Psychedelic Series at Soho Beach House Miami. The panel will feature Daniel Carcillo, Stanley Cup champion and CEO of Wesana Health, and Michelle Weiner, DO, MPH, ketamine expert at Spine and Wellness Centers of America.

Moderated by Robinson, each private monthly panel will feature experts in the psychedelics space from CEOs, doctors, lawyers and celebrities. Past panelists include NBA Champion Lamar Odom, “psychedelic concierge to the stars” Michael ‘Zappy’ Zapolin, Psilera Bioscience CEO Chris Witowski, PhD and Silo Wellness CEO Douglas K. Gordon.

Robinson is Founding Partner of Mr. Cannabis Law – a full service law firm focused on the cannabis and psychedelic industries; Co-Founder of Mr. Psychedelic Law – a non-profit focused on psychedelic legal reform; and Managing Principal of Iter Investments – a venture capital firm deploying capital across the psychedelic ecosystem

Daniel Carcillo founded Wesana Health after his own personal experience with psychedelics in healing brain injuries he obtained as hockey player. He’s a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Chicago Blackhawks, however Carcillo was forced into early retirement when he was just 30 after suffering from post-concussion syndrome. His recovery, due in large part to psychedelics, led him to found Wesana Health. Wesana Health is an emerging life sciences company championing the development and delivery of therapies, including psychedelics, to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) and related conditions. Through extensive clinical research and academic partnerships, the company is developing evidence-based formulations and protocols that empower patients to overcome neurological, psychological and mental health ailments caused by trauma.

Dr. Michelle Weiner is double board-certified in Interventional Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Weiner focuses on diagnosing and treating spine and musculoskeletal pain as well as chronic migraines at the Spine and Wellness Centers of America. Her unique approach of personalized and preventative medicine focuses on empowering her patients to cultivate health using lifestyle and plant medicine. Her research focuses on using cannabis as a substitute for opioids in chronic pain patients and cannabis’ effect on seniors with chronic pain. Dr. Weiner is the Vice President of Mr. Psychedelic Law and on the Advisory Board for Iter Investments. She uses cannabis and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy as a catalyst to identify the root cause of one’s suffering, optimizing their quality of life.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Laura Duksta 9/9/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Laura Duksta
Thursday, 09/09/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm

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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom session

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature New York Times bestselling children’s author Laura Duksta on the next September 9 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at https://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorDuksta .

Laura Duksta is an Ambassador of Love and author of the New York Times bestselling children’s books, l Love You More and I’ll Hug You More. Originally self-published, I Love You More has now sold nearly a million copies in seven languages. Her fourth title, No Matter What, I Love You – You Are My Sister, You Are My Brother, is due for release 2021. Signed copies are available at https://www.lauraduksta.com.

Duksta felt from a young age that she was meant to travel the world, meet her brothers and sisters and share the message of love. She lost all her hair to a condition called Alopecia Areata at the age of eleven. She shares her own hero’s journey to self-love and acceptance, letting us know we have the power to heal and transform our biggest challenges into our greatest gifts. Duksta is fulfilling her mission of generating the conversation of love around the world through her books, school programs and inspirational talks. She has delivered her well-received presentation “Empowering YOU to Shine!” to 100,000+ students and educators across the country, as well as for a diverse array of groups and organizations. Her work has been featured in/on dozens of blogs, magazines, newspapers, radio programs and TV shows, including USA Today, the Miami Herald, the Sun-Sentinel and Boca Magazine, Whoopi Goldberg, Sally Jesse Rafael and more. Some of the biggest hearts in the publishing world endorse Duksta’s books and programs, including Wayne Dyer, and co-authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.

Duksta joins previous novelists Cesar A. Becerra, Dr. Joe Knetsch and Y.M. Masson, architect and historic preservation consultant Arthur Jay Marcus, historian John Bailey, plus authors Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FTLHistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: “Law Enforcement and The LGBT+ Community – Where Are We Today?” 9/14/21

Island City Stage Presents a Behind the Red Curtain Free Public Forum: “Law Enforcement and The LGBT+ Community – Where Are We Today?”
Tuesday, 09/14/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: Free

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

Island City Stage, creating quality professional theatrical experiences focused on the LGBT+ community for a universal audience, will host their very own Behind the Red Curtain community forum entitled “Law Enforcement and the LGBT+ Community – Where are we today?” on Tuesday, September 14, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at its theatre (2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors). This presentation coincides with the kickoff of Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 Season with The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson this October. This true-story scandalous period drama chronicling the 1914 Long Beach sex scandal launched the theatre company’s award-winning decade-long run.

This free, public event will review the advancements of South Florida law enforcement in how they interact with the LGBT+ community and promote diversity and inclusion, internally. Guest panelists will include Lieutenant Paul Auerbach of Broward Sheriff’s Office, Assistant Chief of Police Darren Brodsky of Wilton Manors Police Department, Captain Michael Dodson of Fort Lauderdale Police Department, FAU Professor Emeritus and author Fred Fejes, PhD. and Trans Advocate Kat Rio. This forum is supported by Equality Florida and the GLBX Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson runs from October 1 – 31, 2021. Viewers will become engaged in this true story of two actors who hired themselves out to the Long Beach Police Department in 1914 to entrap “social vagrants” in public restrooms. Thirty-one men were arrested, and the ensuing scandal led to an ordinance against “oral sodomy” in California.

Behind the Red Curtain is a free public forum. Guests may attend in-person or participate virtually. Registration is required by visiting islandcitystage.org.

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season will also feature Armature by Andrew Kramer from January 27 – February 27, 2022; Suddenly, Last Summer by Tennessee Williams from March 17 – April 17, 2022; The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam from June 9 – July 10, 2022; and One In Two by Donja R. Love from August 4 – September 4, 2022.

For information about upcoming shows and tickets, please call (954) 928-9800 or email md@islandcitystage.org. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

Guy & Jessica Harvey Facebook Live Sessions 8/21/21, 8/28/21

Guy & Jessica Harvey Facebook Live Sessions
Saturday, 08/21/2021-08/28/2021, 11:00 am-11:45 am

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

World-renowned marine artist, conservationist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey continues to share his expeditions, insights of the sea and art techniques for families and communities through free online art sessions, discussions and educational videos with his daughter Jessica on Facebook Live.

To view the live sessions, visit Guy Harvey’s Facebook Page at 11 a.m. on Saturdays through the end of August. Viewers who miss the live sessions can catch up at their convenience by clicking the “videos” tab to see all previous live streams.

Additional educational resources are available online through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation‘s (GHOF) education page including Shark Talk: Let’s Talk About Sharks!, an educational workbook featuring entertaining stories, colorful artwork, ocean conservation activities and engaging games and quizzes available to download digitally at no cost; the complete collection of more than 30 free short videos, known as Jessica Harvey’s Expedition Notebook; and documentaries hosted by Dr. Harvey available to view on Amazon Prime.

For a complete list of educational resources, visit ghof.org/education.

Meet Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Chef Stephen Puhr In-person During Cooking with The Galleria LIVE – A Benefit for Heart Gallery of Broward County 8/28/21

Meet Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Chef Stephen Puhr In-person During Cooking with The Galleria LIVE – A Benefit for Heart Gallery of Broward County
Saturday, 08/28/2021-, 02:00 pm-04:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $20 per person; space is limited for this special benefit

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

Cooking with The Galleria LIVE returns with an opportunity to meet Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants’ Chef and Senior Area Culinary Operations Manager Stephen Puhr on Saturday, August 28, at 2 p.m. This special culinary experience will benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children.

A limited audience will take their gourmet cooking skills to the next level as Chef Puhr prepares Classic Tomato Bruschetta, Gnocchi Carbonara and Cooper’s Hawk Berry Crisp. Then, attendees will sample this delicious trio while receiving tips on the perfect wine pairings.

For the past year, hundreds of thousands have enjoyed engaging cooking demonstrations virtually, as part of Cooking with The Galleria’s free online series. The Galleria has provided educational and spirited culinary tutorials about how to prepare and serve delicious dishes including Filet Medallions and Parmesan Crusted Lobster Tails, Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Chilean Sea Bass, Gruyere French Omelette, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Seafood Paella, Shrimp and Grits and Carne Asada Fajitas. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Tickets are $20 per person and space is limited for this special edition of Cooking with The Galleria LIVE. Guests may register at https://bit.ly/MeetChefStephenPuhr.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. It continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is open, as well.

For additional upcoming events and information about Cooking with The Galleria LIVE or The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Psychedelics Expert Dustin Robinson to Present “Meet The CEOs” During Monthly Psychedelic Panel at Soho Beach House Miami 8/10/21

Psychedelics Expert Dustin Robinson to Present “Meet The CEOs” During Monthly Psychedelic Panel at Soho Beach House Miami
Tuesday, 08/10/2021-, 07:00 pm-
Soho Beach House
4385 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33140
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

What/Who:
On Tuesday, August 10 at 7 p.m., Dustin Robinson, Esq. CPA, will present “Meet The CEOs” featuring special guests Psilera Bioscience CEO Chris Witowski, PhD and Silo Wellness CEO Douglas K. Gordon, as the second installment of Robinson’s new monthly psychedelic panel at Soho Beach House Miami.

The private monthly panel takes place at Soho Beach House Miami on the second Tuesday of every month. Moderated by Robinson, each panel will feature experts in the psychedelics space from CEOs, doctors, lawyers and celebrities. Robinson kicked off the first event of the series in July with NBA Champion Lamar Odom and “psychedelic concierge to the stars” Michael ‘Zappy’ Zapolin.

Robinson is Founding Partner of Mr. Cannabis Law – a full service law firm focused on the cannabis and psychedelic industries; Co-Founder of Mr. Psychedelic Law – a non-profit focused on psychedelic legal reform; and Managing Principal of Iter Investments – a venture capital firm deploying capital across the psychedelic ecosystem.

Dr. Witowski co-founded Psilera Bioscience to use psychoactive natural products as building blocks to treat serious mental health afflictions. Psilera will accomplish this using innovative, patient-friendly delivery technologies with N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and a next-generation virtual screening platform to identify new compounds with modified psychedelic and therapeutic effects. Prior to Psilera, he was a co-inventor on numerous patents for the discovery of various anti-infective natural products and multiple drug delivery systems for increasing the bioavailability of cannabinoids and terpenes. He has helped design and build facilities and labs around the country and launched an international product line with annual revenues in excess of $100 million. Dr. Witowski is personally motivated to improve the lives of patients and has witnessed the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and dispassionate end-of-life cancer treatments.

Gordon is the CEO of Silo Wellness, a multinational, publicly-held company with global HQ in Toronto, Canada and operations in both Jamaica and Oregon. Silo’s mission is to support in the reduction of trauma and increased performance through psychedelic, time tested natural medicines. From inception, Silo’s focus has been to serve clients searching for more mindful and expansive lives. Psychedelics offer a pathway to that sort of enriched experience, and the company is actively exploring remedies that can be widely, economically and safely distributed to patients. Silo Wellness has launched its first global functional and psychedelic mushroom brand, Marley One, through a multi-year licensing agreement with the family of global reggae icon Bob Marley.

When:
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021; 7 p.m. EST

Where:
Soho Beach House Miami
4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

How:
The event is private and is only open to Soho Beach House members.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Cesar A. Becerra 8/12/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Cesar A. Becerra
Thursday, 08/12/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom session

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature Florida historian Cesar A. Becerra on the next August 12 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at https://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorBecerra.

Cesar A. Becerra is the author of Orange Blossom 2.0, a soon-to-be-released novel debuting in conjunction with the City of Miami’s 125th anniversary. Orange Blossom 2.0 is based on Becerra’s decades of research that tells the true story of the founding of Miami and the remarkable contributions of landowner, developer and savvy businesswoman Mary Brickell who seems to have been largely overlooked and overshadowed in the pages of our past. The book is available for purchase at www.sofloweird.com/product-page/orange-blossom-2-0

A South Florida historian who’s taken part in chronicling and sharing the stories of the region for more than two decades, Becerra is the author of half a dozen books ranging from hiking the Appalachian Trail to the logging history of the Big Cypress Preserve. Becerra is an avid explorer who drove through all 50 states in a one-year road trip to rediscover America for The Travel Channel. He has also hiked the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia, in 388 days through 14 states and 4 seasons. Becerra is former publisher of The Everglade Magazine, an award winning publication printed during Everglades National Park’s 50th anniversary. He has walked, hiked, slogged, canoed, kayaked, airboated and swamp buggied all across the Everglades. In 1997, The Miami Herald named him an “Everglades Evangelist.” Cesar’s love for the past and sense of adventure is where his two worlds unite. He has a penchant for hidden history and knows no boundaries or distances when it comes to searching for it.

Becerra joins previous novelists Dr. Joe Knetsch and Y.M. Masson, architect and historic preservation consultant Arthur Jay Marcus, historian John Bailey, plus authors Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FTLHistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Car Buying 101 – Everything You Need to Know 8/18/21

Car Buying 101 – Everything You Need to Know
Wednesday, 08/18/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

YOUR ONE-STOP SOLUTION TO THE CAR BUYING PUZZLE.

About this event

We want our members to feel cool and confident throughout the car buying process. That’s why we’re providing online tools and resources that can empower you to make the right decisions when buying a car.

Our special guest speaker is Mr. Bill Goldberg, Founder and CEO of Auto Advisors. Learn insider information about the car buying experience:
• How to get more for your trade-in
• Internet car-buying pitfalls
• Dealership profit areas
• Extras add up
• Dealer financing vs. your Credit Union
• More industry info you might not know

Let us guide you through this process!

MOCA Makers: Printmaking 7/24/21

MOCA Makers: Printmaking
Saturday, 07/24/2021-, 01:00 pm-03:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Virtual via Zoom.

MOCA Makers is a series of free virtual adult art classes, held every second and fourth Saturday from 1-3 p.m. and sponsored by the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency. Subjects such as figure drawing, portrait painting, printmaking, and photography lessons are taught by trained professional artists. Art packs for individual classes or both workshops may be purchased from the MOCA shop.

July’s theme is printmaking, where artists of all levels are able to practice their printmaking skills or learn something new!

To RSVP, please visit: https://111401.blackbaudhosting.com/111401/MOCA-Makers–July

Meet Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo In-person at a Cooking with The Galleria Live Benefit for Heart Gallery of Broward County 7/31/21

Meet Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo In-person at a Cooking with The Galleria Live Benefit for Heart Gallery of Broward County
Saturday, 07/31/2021-, 02:00 pm-03:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $20

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

For the past year, hundreds of thousands have enjoyed Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo’s engaging cooking demonstrations virtually, as part of Cooking with The Galleria’s free online series. Now, Seasons 52 is offering a limited opportunity to meet Chef Bravo in-person on Saturday, July 31, at 2 p.m., at a special culinary experience to benefit the Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children.

Chef Bravo will be cooking a few summer BBQ ideas – quick and craveable recipes that you can whip-up at home including Melon Basil Burrata Salad With Crispy Prosciutto, Signature Blackened Mahi Fish Tacos with Mango Pineapple Salsa and No Bake Lemon Blueberry Icebox Cake.

Through Cooking with The Galleria, Chef Bravo has provided educational and spirited culinary tutorials about how to prepare and serve delicious dishes including Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Chilean Sea Bass, Gruyere French Omelette, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits and Carne Asada Fajitas. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Tickets are $20 per person and space is limited for this special benefit edition of Cooking with The Galleria LIVE. Guests may register at https://bit.ly/MeetChefElvisBravo.

The Heart Gallery of Broward County will also partner with The Galleria for the return of “Eat Your Heart Out,” Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun”raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations, celebrity servers, live entertainment and a silent auction. “Eat Your Heart Out” will take place on Thursday, October 7, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at The Galleria. Tickets are $150 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets are on sale, now, at www.heartgalleryofbroward.org.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. It continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines.

Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is open, as well.

For additional upcoming events and information about Cooking with The Galleria LIVE or The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Conversations at MOCA: Nice’n Easy 7/14/21

Conversations at MOCA: Nice’n Easy
Wednesday, 07/14/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: FREE

Join artists Allison Matherly and Jeffrey Noble working collaboratively as Nice’n Easy in a conversation with “Art on the Plaza” project curator Amanda Sanfilippo Long as they discuss their humorous and surprising site-specific intervention into the MOCA pond.

Nice’n Easy is a collaborative endeavor by artists Matherly and Noble. Focused on creating immersive mixed-media installations, Nice’n Easy develops a visually cohesive subtropical vernacular with their material choices and use of repeated motifs. Often referencing themes of self-help, recovery and interpersonal dependency, their fabricated environments utilize romantic tropes to enhance the collective emotive truisms between participants and create a platform for intimate exchange.

Ida B. The QUEEN: A Conversation with Great-Granddaughter Michelle Duster 7/24/21

Ida B. The QUEEN: A Conversation with Great-Granddaughter Michelle Duster
Saturday, 07/24/2021-, 02:00 pm-03:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Ida B. Wells and Family Legacy of Determination, Education & Agitation
Moderated by Virginia Key Beach Park Trust Executive Director, Mr. Guy Forchion; Author, speaker and educator, Michelle Duster will discuss the work and legacy of her paternal great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells, and the multi-generational family efforts to make sure her ancestor’s contributions to the country are recognized and honored.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Dr. Joe Knetsch 7/8/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Dr. Joe Knetsch
Thursday, 07/08/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom session

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature Florida historian Dr. Joe Knetsch on the next July 8 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorKnetsch.

Knetsch is the co-author with Pamela Gibson of the recently released Florida in World War I (Arcadia Publishing/The History Press, ISBN: 978-1467148290), a historical deep dive into the role a sparsely populated and largely rural Florida played as America plunged into World War I. The book delves into the state’s sacrifices and contributions with a look at its naval accomplishments – the proud USS Florida, too often mentioned as a mere adjunct to the Atlantic Fleet, receives a just accounting, as does the utterly devastating loss of the USS Tampa, the highest death toll the navy suffered in the war. Sunshine State foresters served critical roles abroad, and local libraries became essential hubs for promoting rationing and reporting news from overseas. Floridian aid workers and soldiers training for departure were stricken with the Spanish flu, a pandemic that shook the globe with force equal to the war itself.

Dr. Joe Knetsch is the author of more than 200 articles and 12 books concerning Florida history. This is his sixth book for Arcadia/The History Press and covers an area in which he has a strong interest. He has been a constant reviewer of military history books for the Journal of America’s Military Past and other professional journals. He holds a doctorate from Florida State University and, for 28 years, was the historian for the Division of State Lands, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Since his retirement, he has continued to research and publish history. He lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Linda, and their five cats. Knetsch’s works are available through amazon.com and www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Knetsch joins novelist Y.M. Masson, architect and historic preservation consultant Arthur Jay Marcus, historian John Bailey, plus authors Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FTLHistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Can We Talk? Really, Can We Talk? 6/18/21

Can We Talk? Really, Can We Talk?
Friday, 06/18/2021-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Hampton Art Lovers Gallery
249 Northwest 9th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33136
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Cost: $35

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Nonprofit Aims to Bulldoze Barriers Affecting Diversity in Miami
MCCJ to Conduct an Open Discussion as the Nation Struggles with Racism

MIAMI, Fl., June 2021 — Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. is right around the corner. Historically designated on June 19th, it’s a day for ALL of us to celebrate. For MCCJ, the non-profit organization that advocates for diversity and equality, it’s a day to reflect in dialogue and plan for a better future. As part of their “Can We Talk? Really, Can We Talk?” series, MCCJ will present “Bulldozing Barriers: Reflections of Juneteenth & Diversity in Miami” — an effort to encourage continuous self-development and respect not just for the black community, but for all cultures.

“We invite people of all races, religions and cultures to join us in conversation as we acknowledge a period in history that should have shaped and influenced our society, but due to ongoing discord and violence against people of color and religious backgrounds over this past year, it’s become clear that we are regressing rather than progressing,” says MCCJ’s Executive Director, Matthew Anderson. He will be moderating a frank discussion about racial fears and how it affects our progress for a more inclusive community. Following the panel discussion, people are invited to enjoy the “One Way” exhibit at the Hampton Art Lovers, a non-profit art gallery that advocates for black art, and is open to all who love art in all its forms.

Panelists Include:
– Marilyn Holifield, Partner, Holland & Knight and MCCJ Silver Medallion winner
– Saif Ishoof, Vice President for Engagement FIU and MCCJ Silver Medallion winner
– Matthew Beatty, COO Carrie Meek Foundation
– Pamela Fuertes, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Miami Dade College
– Deborah Koch, Executive Director at American Red Cross of Greater Miami
– Kathryn Mikesell, Founder, Fountainhead Residency
– Esther Park, Vice President of Programming Oolite Arts
– Matt Anderson, Executive Director, MCCJ (Moderator)

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PROTOCOL:
The panelists will hold this conversation outdoors under a big tent. In an abundance of caution, we urge thoughtful consideration when it comes to wearing a mask and maintaining six feet of separation.

ABOUT MCCJ:
MCCJ, Inc. was originally founded in Miami in 1935 as the Miami Branch of the National Conference of Christians & Jews. Later on, the group was renamed the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews. In 2011, in recognition of its embrace of people of ALL faiths and secular backgrounds, the organization formally changed its name to MCCJ, Inc. Today, it goes beyond its original intent by creating a haven for dialog, training inclusive leaders and promoting understanding for all faiths, races and cultures through education, advocacy and conflict resolution. It hosts the oldest continuous interfaith clergy dialog in the United States and presents prejudice reducing programs in local high schools, among other activities. For more information, please visit www.miamiccj.org or call 305-755-6096. Find them on Facebook and @MCCJ_Miami on Twitter.

ABOUT HAMPTON ART LOVERS GALLERY:
Hampton Art Lovers’ mission is to accentuate the inspirational unifying and enriching aspects of African American Fine Art in new and old settings. The non-profit is a passionate supporter of Hampton University’s long-standing commitment to African-American art, the Hampton University Museum Collection, and the International Review of African American, published by the University since 1976. Hampton Art Lovers derived from the vision of Miami resident and Hampton University Alumni Chris Norwood who recognized the need to have an important publication garner more awareness in the art community. Chris reached out to fellow Hampton University Alumni Imani Greene and Darryl Neverson, and

Conversations at MOCA 6/16/21

Conversations at MOCA
Wednesday, 06/16/2021-, 07:00 pm-

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Cost: FREE

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

This dynamic conversation will expand on a formative moment in Michael Richards’ artistic practice, and his integral involvement with a group of Black artists emerging in the 1990s. In 1992–1993, Michael Richards participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program—a year-long program for artists and curators that encourages critical study and theoretical inquiry—in New York City, along with artists Dread Scott, Lyle Ashton Harris, and Renee Cox. Moderated by Whitney Museum curator Rujeko Hockley, this conversation will reunite Cox, Harris, and Scott, each of whom, in addition to being friends with Richards, engaged him in their own art-making.

Conversations at MOCA is presented by the Green Family Foundation.

MOCA North Miami’s exhibitions and programs are made possible with the generous support of the North Miami Mayor and Council and the City of North Miami, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the Miami-Dade County

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Real Estate Summit featuring Miami Legacy Families 6/2/21

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Real Estate Summit featuring Miami Legacy Families
Tuesday, 06/08/2021-, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
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Cost: Free

GMMC’s Real Estate Summit, a three-part series, brings residential and commercial market updates from the Miami Association of Realtors, Teresa King Kinney, Chief Executive Officer, and Douglas Elliman, Managing Director, Commercial Real Estate, David Restainer. In addition, the virtual event will feature a panel discussion with Graham Companies executives, Stuart S. Wyllie, President and Chief Executive Officer and Philip Wyllie, Leasing Manager; and Goldman Properties Chief Executive Officer, Jessica Goldman Srebnick. The panel discussion will be moderated by Anthony De Yurre, Partner, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP. For complete event details visit: miamichamber.com

The Graham Companies is a privately held company founded in 1932. Two generations later, the company is best known for the creation and development of Miami Lakes. Today, the company’s divisions include Graham Commercial, Graham Residential, Graham Hospitality and Graham Farms. Goldman Properties is a creative real estate development firm with a storied history in developing thriving global destinations across the United States. Marrying real estate and public art to build communities, Goldman Properties is known for its revitalization of iconic neighborhoods such as Miami Beach and Wynwood.

To register for free, please visit https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RglXYV8PT6iNOR0pVYYiUQ

Learn How to Prepare Kona Crusted Lamb Loin with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the Next Cooking with The Galleria 6/18/21

Learn How to Prepare Kona Crusted Lamb Loin with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the Next Cooking with The Galleria
Friday, 06/18/2021-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
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Cost: Free, Facebook Live event

Dazzle dad with some meaty culinary skills this Father’s Day! Join Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo as he shows you how to prepare Kona Crusted Lamb Loin on the next Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series on Facebook Live, Friday, June 18, at 2 p.m. This delicious entrée will also be available for dine-in at Season’s 52.

Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained hundreds of thousands in the local community. Chef Bravo’s educational and spirited culinary segments have become anticipated programming. Viewers have tuned-in to learn how to prepare and serve delicious dishes including Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Chilean Sea Bass, Gruyere French Omelette, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. It continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines.

Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is open, as well.

For additional upcoming events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Y.M. Masson 6/10/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Y.M. Masson
Thursday, 06/10/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom session

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature Broward County novelist Y.M. Masson on the next June 10 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorMasson.

Masson is the author of When Paris Was Dark (ISBN 978-1-946886-09-5), a story of a young boy’s fear, courage, despair and determination during the World War II German occupation of France. The tale mirrors Masson’ own experiences during this turbulent time. It won third place in the Royal Palm Literary Awards from the Florida Writers Association 2018 competition.

As a young boy Y. M. Masson (Yves) struggled through four years of hardship under German occupation of Paris until he was liberated by the American Third Army. Twenty years later, after having served in the French army in North Africa during the French-Algerian war, he left France for New York City and became a United States citizen in the early seventies. After working as a marketing executive in corporate America, and then running his own consulting business, Masson turned to the arts. He is an accomplished portrait artist, but loves to share his life experiences with his readers. He knows what war does to people and especially to children. His ability to describe their daily fears, their devastating hunger, and the despair of deprivation draws his audience into their conflict.

Masson’s other novels include The War Inside His Mind (ISBN: 978-1-946886-13-2) and Never Give Up (ISBN 978-1-946886-14-9). All works are available at his website at www.ymmassonauthor.com.

Masson joins architect and historic preservation consultant Arthur Jay Marcus, historian John Bailey, plus authors Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with South Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FTLHistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals Throughout May and June 5/13/21 – 6/25/21

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals Throughout May and June
Thursday, 05/13/2021-06/25/2021, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
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Cost: Free

What/Who:
My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind with agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is hosting free webinars throughout May and June for real estate professionals looking to grow their career and market their listings with an MLS that caters to their specific needs.

The webinars will show real estate professionals how they can best promote their listings for auctions, manufactured housing and commercial real estate; social media tips; how to have a strong online presence; and more.

All webinars take place on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. ET. Please see the webinar schedule and registration details below:

The MLS for Auctioneers – May 13, 2-3 p.m. ET
My State MLS provides the tools to make auctions a success. It gives access to special fields for listings so that buyers have all the information they need to bid and offers robust syndication options to get more eyes on auctions. David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

The MLS for Manufactured Housing – May 20, 2-3 p.m. ET
Most MLSs don’t cater to mobile and manufactured housing listings. If they do allow manufactured properties, chances are they don’t provide the tools brokers, dealers, and park owners need to succeed. It’s time to meet the MLS made for manufactured housing. My State MLs offers unique fields for listings, top-tier syndication, and superior tools for teams. David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

The MLS for Commercial Real Estate – May 27, 2-3 p.m. ET
Commercial real estate is completely different from residential real estate – so why are commercial agents forced to use tools that don’t address their unique needs? Listen to the webinar to learn about My State MLS, the MLS with unique tools created just for commercial real estate. David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Turning Up the Heat for Summer – June 4, 2-3 p.m. ET
Join My State MLS for sizzling tips on how to keep cool while trying to win new listings, ride the wave of showings and buyer inquiries and heat up your marketing strategy for the best summer yet. David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Making a Splash on Social – June 11, 2-3 p.m. ET
Ready to dip your toe into the world of social marketing? Whether you’re testing the waters or already flooding your followers’ feeds, there’s always more to learn about the sink-or-swim world of social media. Make a splash with your online presence and join My State MLS to learn how to get started. Amanda Sternklar, marketing director for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

From Website to Lead Gen Machine – June 18, 2-3 p.m. ET
Now more than ever, it’s important to provide a seamless online experience. Having your own website is critical to market yourself, promote listings, increase lead generation, and build trust with potential customers. Join My State MLS to learn how to turn a website into a lead generation machine. Amanda Sternklar, marketing director for My State MLS, and David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderators.

New Features Sneak Peek – June 25, 2-3 p.m. ET
Throughout the last year, My State MLS has been rolling out a slew of new features to help its members adapt to the changing market. Join My State MLS to learn about its biggest releases for the second half of 2021. David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

To register, real estate and aspiring real estate professionals can visit: www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule

When:
Thursday, May 13 from 2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, May 20 from 2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, May 27 from 2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, June 4 from 2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, June 11 from 2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, June 18 from 2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, June 25 from 2–3 p.m. ET

Where:
Online. Participants will receive online directions with next steps after registering here.

Cost:
FREE

How:
Visit www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule to register.

COVID: Identifying Community Needs and Response Styles Associated with Mental Health, Vaccinations and Suicide Prevention 5/12/21

COVID: Identifying Community Needs and Response Styles Associated with Mental Health, Vaccinations and Suicide Prevention
Wednesday, 05/12/2021-, 05:00 pm-08:30 pm
Virtual Location
Cost:

Albizu University Miami Campus, a leader in undergraduate and graduate psychology programs, will host its 13th Annual Mental Health Awareness Expo virtually. This annual event seeks to promote community-based awareness of the many resources and services available through Albizu to the general public such as informational lectures, literature, and continuing education credits to licensed psychologists and licensed master’s level clinicians (e.g. mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and clinical social workers).

The event joins over 1,000 communities nationwide in celebrating the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Mental Health Awareness Day, which focuses on the importance of emotional and psychological well-being.

This year’s Albizu event includes three one-hour sessions, focused on identifying community needs and response styles associated with COVID-19 vaccinations and the plethora of mental health concerns attributed to the pandemic, with a special emphasis on teen suicide.

To reserve your virtual spot, please register at https://tinyurl.com/mentalhealthawareness2021 and click on “send me a copy of my responses” to receive a confirmation e-mail.

Event’s direct Link: https://tinyurl.com/13mentalhealthawareness

Oolite Arts Presents Ellies Connect with Reginald O’Neal, Terence Price II and Chire Regans 4/28/21

Oolite Arts Presents Ellies Connect with Reginald O’Neal, Terence Price II and Chire Regans
Wednesday, 04/28/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join Oolite Arts for the first Ellies Connect of the year with artists Reginald O’Neal and Terence Price II, as they discuss their ongoing Ellies projects, previous collaborations, and how their practices use personal experiences as a source of inspiration. This conversation will be moderated by artist and Ellies Social Justice Award winner Chire Regans at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28. RSVP at https://www.oolitearts.org/event/ellies-connect-reginald-oneal-terence-price-ii-chire-regans.

The Ellies are considered to be one of the city’s most noteworthy funding opportunities, with a share of $500,000 being invested into Miami-based visual artists and art teachers. Apply online at TheEllies.org from April 21-May 17, 2021.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Arthur Jay Marcus 5/13/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Arthur Jay Marcus
Thursday, 05/13/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature writer Arthur Jay Marcus on the next May 13 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorMarcus.

Arthur Jay Marcus, an architect, photographer and historic preservation consultant, is the author of The Architecture of Whimsy: Mid-20th-Century Architecture in South Florida, a lexicon examining the quixotic architectural expressions fund on select Mid-20th-Century Modern commercial buildings in South Florida. Showcasing the work of 13 noted architects from Miami Beach to Fort Lauderdale, it highlights the decorative details and gestures – swooping overhangs, brise soleil, cheese holes and arches and screening – that expressed the era’s shiny optimism and the region’s carefree resort culture. With brief biographies of architects and street maps pinpointing the location of each building, this book offers tourists, architects, history buffs and preservationist a new context and appreciation for these works of art, many of which are endangered. The book is available on Amazon.

Architecture and photography have been Marcus’ life-long passions from an early age. While maintaining an architectural studio in South Beach for 24 years prior to moving to Fort Lauderdale about six years ago, Marcus continued to take photographs of the south Florida architectural environment. His practice currently specializes in historic preservation consulting. A native of Philadelphia, Marcus graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University and a Master of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Marcus joins historian John Bailey, plus authors Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with South Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FLLhistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Funding Arts Broward’s A Night at the NSU Art Museum Featuring a Virtual Tour of “The World of Anna Sui” 4/19/21

Funding Arts Broward’s A Night at the NSU Art Museum Featuring a Virtual Tour of “The World of Anna Sui”
Monday, 04/19/2021-, 05:30 pm-06:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Funding Arts Broward (FAB), leading arts ambassadors in Broward County, will present A Night at the NSU Art Museum, a virtual program, on Monday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Bonnie Clearwater, FAB member and director and chief curator of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, this free “friend”raiser program will feature a tour of the museum’s newest exhibit, “The World of Anna Sui.” The presentation will also introduce “Eric N. Mack: Lemme Walk Across the Room” and “Iké Udé: Select Portraits,” two other exhibits on display. A Q & A session will follow the tour and presentation.

Dedicated to supporting, sustaining and enriching the arts in our community, FAB creates captivating programming, entertainment and events for its members and the public that spotlights our region’s unique cultural offerings.
This is the eighth installment of the FAB Presents virtual pop-up series. Previous programs are available on FAB’s YouTube channel.

Thematically arranged, the exhibition explores Sui’s lifelong engagement with an array of ‘archetypes’ including the rock star, the schoolgirl, the punk, nomads, and surfers — motifs that are featured throughout her work. Hallmark outfits include Sui’s “Silver Peruvian Ensemble” and iconic sequined silk organza “Babydoll Dress” from Spring 1994. Items on view also include fashions worn by Sui’s personal style icons who include Anita Pallenberg and Jane Holzer.

The range of different styles on display emphasize Anna Sui’s consistent design approach as she incorporates her current passions into every garment. As it celebrates American fashion, the exhibition also provides a fascinating guide to the history of American pop culture, and an inside look into the creative process and unique world view of this iconic designer whose daring and experimental approach to design has become a mainstay of the international fashion scene.

“The World of Anna Sui” is organized by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London and is curated by Dennis Nothdruft.

To RSVP for FAB’s virtual A Night at the NSU Art Museum, please visit http://bit.ly/FABNightAtNSUArt2021.

To learn more about FAB including how to become a member or support the arts, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with Spoken Word Artist Darius V. Daughtry 5/12/21

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with Spoken Word Artist Darius V. Daughtry
Wednesday, 05/12/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free with RSVP

Business for the Arts Broward’s ongoing Arts Mean Business Speaker Series continues virtually with a presentation and live Q&A with well-known spoken word artist, author, director and educator Darius V. Daughtry. Sponsored by Community Foundation of Broward’s James and Cathy Donnelly Family Fund, and The Castle Group. The Zoom event is free and open to the public.

Participants who wish to attend must email their RSVP to rvegas@bfabroward.org by Tuesday, May 11 to receive the invitation link.
With more than a decade of experience, Daughtry has been commissioned to write, perform and conduct workshops for various organizations including The Poetry Foundation; U.S. Naval Academy; O, Miami; City of Fort Lauderdale; Miami-Dade Schools; and Broward County Public Schools, among others.

Daughtry is also founder and artistic director of Art Prevails Project, a performing arts organization dedicated to expanding cultural conversation through theatrical performance, arts education and community engagement. He has spearheaded literacy initiatives with NFL Hall of Famer Jason Taylor and poet and actor, Omari Hardwick. He has also written and directed performances for numerous groups and organizations, such as ArtServe (RedEye), Broward Cultural Division (Sistrunk Market Place, State of Black Broward), Old Dillard Museum (Juneteenth, Kwanzaa), The World Aids Museum (Saving Grace) and more.

AMB is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to AMB, including Art & Soul, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.bfabroward.org or contact Robyn Vegas at 954-940-5344 or rvegas@bfabroward.org.

AIRIE Asks: Yukio Suzuki + Juraj Kojs 4/21/21

AIRIE Asks: Yukio Suzuki + Juraj Kojs
Wednesday, 04/21/2021-, 01:00 pm-02:00 pm
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Join Japanese dancer and choreographer Yukio Suzuki and Slovakian-born, Miami-based composer, sound / multimedia artist, performer, researcher and educator Juraj Kojs, as they discuss their collaboration on Cross Pollination, a performance art piece presented on April 17 in the Everglades National Park. Live on Zoom from Miami Light Project in partnership with PAXy.
Zoom Webinar link will be emailed to registered participants on day of the event.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring John Bailey 4/8/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring John Bailey on April 8
Thursday, 04/08/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature writer/historian John Bailey on the next April 8 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorBailey.

Bailey is author of A New River Runs Through It, an exciting, comprehensive story of a river and the city that grew up along its banks. Beginning with the legend of how the river acquired its name, this narrative brings to life the story of the rugged men and women who settled along it and built the city of Fort Lauderdale into a world class international business and financial center. It ends with the latest events: the recent expansion of rail commuter service, the city’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic, and a look forward to our future. The book is available on Amazon and in signed editions at History Fort Lauderdale’s Museum Shop.

In 1946, at the age of nine, John Bailey arrived at the New River with his parents. He attended several of the area’s different schools – West Side, Davie, Naval Air, Central, and Fort Lauderdale High School. Through his various local teachers, Bailey developed an abiding interest in his home town. Many of his personal experiences of growing-up and living along the River are sprinkled throughout this book. His previous best selling history books include Sentinel of the Jersey Cape, The Story of the Cape May Lighthouse, Cape Island, The Jewel of the Jersey Shore and Juet’s Journal, Henry Hudson’s Explorations on the Half Moon.

Bailey joins Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with South Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FLLhistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions 3/27/21, 4/3/21, 4/10/21, 4/17/21, 4/24/21, 5/1/21, 5/8/21, 5/15/21, 5/22/21, 5/29/21

Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions
Saturday, 03/27/2021-05/29/2021, 11:00 am-11:45 am
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Cost: Free

World-renowned marine artist, conservationist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey continues to share his expeditions, insights of the sea and art techniques for families and communities through free online art sessions, discussions and educational videos with his daughter Jessica on Facebook Live.

To view the live sessions, visit Guy Harvey’s Facebook Page at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. Viewers who miss the live sessions can catch up at their convenience by clicking the “videos” tab to see all previous live streams.

Additional educational resources are available online through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation‘s (GHOF) education page including Shark Talk: Let’s Talk About Sharks!, an educational workbook featuring entertaining stories, colorful artwork, ocean conservation activities and engaging games and quizzes available to download digitally at no cost; the complete collection of more than 30 free short videos, known as Jessica Harvey’s Expedition Notebook; and documentaries hosted by Dr. Harvey available to view on Amazon Prime.

For a complete list of educational resources, visit guyharvey.com/pages/ghof-education.

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals Throughout April 4/1/21, 4/8/21, 4/15/21, 4/22/21, 4/29/21

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals Throughout April
Thursday, 04/01/2021-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
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Cost: Free

What/Who:
My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind with agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is hosting free webinars throughout April for real estate professionals looking to grow their career and learn how to incorporate videos into their real estate marketing efforts.

Videos have become an integral part of selling real estate and engaging potential buyers. The April webinars will take real estate professionals through the steps of creating a video from start to finish, including choosing the setup, planning the video, filming, editing and promoting the finished product.

All webinars take place on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. ET. Please see the webinar schedule and registration details below:

“Lights, Camera, SOLD” Webinar Series:
Learn how to be a star in front of the camera and behind the scenes. By using My State MLS’s advice to create their own masterpieces, attendees can win prizes for best presentation, most informative and most entertaining video during the DAVE Awards on April 29.

April 1, 2–3 p.m. ET: Choosing Your Setup – David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.
April 8, 2–3 p.m. ET: Planning Your Video – Amanda Sternklar, marketing director for My State MLS, will be the moderator.
April 15, 2–3 p.m. ET: Filming and Editing – David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.
April 22, 2–3 p.m. ET: Promoting Your Masterpiece – Amanda Sternklar, marketing director for My State MLS, will be the moderator.
April 29, 2–3 p.m. ET: The DAVE Awards – David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

To register, real estate and aspiring real estate professionals can visit: www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule

When:
Thursday, April 1 from 2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, April 8 from 2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, April 15 from 2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, April 22 from 2–3 p.m. ET
Thursday, April 29 from 2–3 p.m. ET

Where:
Online. Participants will receive online directions with next steps after registering here.

Cost:
FREE

How:
Visit www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule to register.

About My State MLS
In 2009, Dawn Pfaff founded NY State MLS, a full multiple listings service (MLS) serving all 62 New York counties. Born from a desire to create a common-sense MLS solution, New York’s statewide Multiple Listing Service quickly garnered agents across the state, as well as nationwide attention and demand for the company’s services. In 2015, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind, was created and today it has agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. LA State MLS debuted in October 2020. In addition to its MLSs, My State MLS’s services and products have expanded to include direct feeds to all major sites (Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com, Realtor.com and ListHub), international syndication, IDX feed, branded virtual tours, access to FIND, website design, private MLS administration and much more. For more information visit, www.mystatemls.com.

Funding Arts Broward Virtual Spring Annual Meeting to Feature Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Pam Dearden and Tim Ingham 3/23/21

Funding Arts Broward Virtual Spring Annual Meeting to Feature Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Pam Dearden and Tim Ingham
Tuesday, 03/23/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Funding Arts Broward (FAB), a nonprofit volunteer-based arts organization committed to supporting, sustaining, and enriching the arts in Broward County, will present its Spring Annual Meeting, virtually, on Tuesday, March 23, from noon – 1 p.m. The free program will be livestreamed via FAB’s YouTube channel (RSVP required) and will feature a FAB year-in-review presentation plus an address from special guest speakers and FAB grantee Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Tim Ingham and Pam Dearden. Entertainment will be provided by the Gold Coast Jazz Society.

Pam Dearden has served as executive director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society since 2004. With over 30 years of experience in arts management and arts administration, she has lent her talents and knowledge in the areas of business, education, outreach and grants to the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir and The Opera Guild of Fort Lauderdale. Dearden is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2008 ArtServe Arts Administrator Award, the 1997 Encore Award for Individual Leadership in the Arts, the Cultural Foundation of Broward’s Star Award for volunteerism, and a “Women of Style and Substance” awardee. She has been affiliated with many professional and local civic organizations including American Symphony Orchestra League; Broward Cultural Council’s Arts in Education Committee; Broward County Music Teachers Association; Women’s Executive Club; past chair of the Cultural Executive Committee for the Broward Cultural Council; Cultural Foundation of Broward; National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE); National Association of the Teachers of Singing; past member of the Philharmonic Society and Opera Society among others.

Tim Ingham is the board president of the Gold Coast Jazz Society and has served the organization for more than 10 years in the areas of artistic programming, scholarship, development and marketing. He’s also president of the HI Foundation and a founding member of the Solarian Jazz Club. Ingham has also served as past trustee of Pine Crest School and on the board of the Broward Public Library Foundation. When not developing his musician skills, Ingham is busy in the media, real estate, investment and finance sectors as the chairman of American National Bank, as vice president of Asterisk, Inc. and as a board member of Hubbell Realty, Inc.

To RSVP for the Spring Annual Meeting, visit https://bit.ly/FABSpringLunch2021. To learn more about FAB including how to become a member or support the arts, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

About Funding Arts Broward (FAB)
Funding Arts Broward, (FAB) is a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, Florida. As leading arts ambassadors, FAB’s mission is to support, sustain and enrich the arts in our community. Since its inception in 2003, the organization has granted more than $3.6 million to local visual and performing arts programming. More information about FAB can be found at www.fundingartsbroward.org.

Junior Achievement of South Florida (JA) to Host “Girls Rule – Ignite Your Super Power” 3/31/21

Junior Achievement of South Florida (JA) to Host “Girls Rule – Ignite Your Super Power”
Wednesday, 03/31/2021-, 03:00 pm-05:00 pm
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Junior Achievement of South Florida launches Girls Rule – one amazing initiative and two exciting virtual events that celebrate, empower, and inspire women and girls.

Girls Rule with Title Sponsor Comerica Bank and Presenting Sponsor Bluegreen Vacations, kicks off with The Girls Rule Launch Event on Tuesday, March 16, from noon-1:15 p.m. “We are bringing together today’s resilient and forward-thinking women together to connect around a common vision to transform and advance the world for future generations of women,” said Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO.

The Launch Event is reserved for sponsors, their guests and supporters and will provide an intimate and real-life opportunity to network. Guests will be inspired by Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc. Her company is best known for its award-winning Hint® water, the leading unsweetened flavored water, with more than 150 employees and $150 million in sales. She also has a podcast and new book entitled, “Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters”.

On Wednesday, March 31, from 3-5 p.m. is the Girls Rule – Ignite Your Super Power Main Event that will connect hundreds of high school girls with powerful women. Students who might not have the opportunity to be influenced and mentored by strong women role models, will engage with inspiring and exciting keynote speakers, attend breakout sessions led by experienced women leaders paired with young female JA Alumni and receive a swag bag.

The event keynote speaker is Ari Chambers, a multi-media journalist, sports host, and social media manager based in New York City. Ari works for highlightHER and has grown its followers to over 70000 and is considered the fastest growing women’s sports platform. Her message: “Women’s Potential is Limitless”.

Breakout session topics will cover self-care, goal setting, financial wellness, self-invention, personal branding, making responsible choices, building positive relationships, self-acceptance, effective teamwork, the power of positivity and effective communication/public speaking.

“We are honored to serve as the title sponsor of Junior Achievement Girls Rule,” said Mo Corker, Comerica Bank Florida External Affairs Market Manager. “Historically, women have played a vital role in our country’s economic recovery and growth, which is why it is important that we invest in girls’ and women’s empowerment. Our bank is committed to equipping the leaders of tomorrow with the tools and money skills needed to navigate the increasingly complex financial landscape. Partnering with JA on this initiative, creates a path to economic freedom for girls who traditionally would not have access to these resources.”

Other Girls Rule partners include Bluegreen Vacations, CITY Furniture, Rick Case Automotive, Castle Group, JM Family Enterprises, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Office Depot, Valley Bank, Jeni Kampeas Chokron, Laurie Sallarulo, Peter Woolf, Hoffman’s Chocolates, RCC Associates, Kaufman Rossin, KEMET Electronics, Chaisteli Insurance Group, Hotwire Communications, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital and Miller Construction Company.

In addition to sponsoring the event, women can join the Women Ignites Futures Movement, powered by CITY Furniture. For a donation of $50, women can submit a 2-minute video sharing their superpower, which will be shared on all social media platforms. For $100, they can also receive a copy of Kara’s book “Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters”.

For more information about Girls Rule, including sponsorship and facilitator opportunities, visit www.jasouthflorida.org/GirlsRule or contact Robyn Harper at (954) 979-7124 or Robyn@JASouthFlorida.org.

About Junior Achievement of South Florida
Junior Achievement of South Florida (JA) inspires and prepares youth to succeed in a global economy. JA provides real-world training in financial literacy including budgeting, spending, investing and the use of credit; offers cutting-edge skill-building opportunities that enable young people to explore meaningful, productive careers; teaches students how to start businesses; and introduces entrepreneurial values that strengthen workplaces. Last year, with the help of over 7,100 trained corporate and community volunteers, JA delivered over 20 various programs to almost 50,000 students in classrooms throughout Broward and south Palm Beach counties and at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion, a first-class facility housing JA BizTown and JA Finance Park. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit www.JASouthFlorida.org. Follow JA on social media @jasouthflorida.

About Kara Goldin
Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., best known for its award-winning Hint® water, the leading unsweetened flavored water. She has been named one of InStyle’s Badass 50, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Fortune’s Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink and EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Kara has successfully navigated the world of large companies and startups in many industries including media, tech and consumer products. In addition, she understands retail and direct to consumer well. She is an active speaker & writer and hosts the podcast The Kara Goldin Show where she interviews founders, entrepreneurs and other disruptors across various industries. Kara’s first book, Undaunted, published by Harper Leadership, was released in October 2020. She lives in the Bay Area. Follow Kara on all social handles @KaraGoldin

Learn How to Prepare Corned Beef with Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Chef Stephen Puhr on the St. Patrick’s Day Edition of Cooking with The Galleria 3/16/21

Learn How to Prepare Corned Beef with Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Chef Stephen Puhr on the St. Patrick’s Day Edition of Cooking with The Galleria
Tuesday, 03/16/2021-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
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Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

May the luck and taste of the Irish be with you! Join Chef Stephen Puhr of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants as he shows you how to prepare and enjoy traditional Corned Beef, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, on the next Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series on Facebook Live, Tuesday, March 16, at 2 p.m. Two special meals – Corned Beef and Cabbage and Corned Beef Sliders – will be available for dine-in, only, on St. Patrick’s (March 17). One segment viewer will be selected to receive a special gift from The Spice Lab, now open at The Galleria across from Bath & Body Works.

Chef Stephen Puhr discovered his unshakable passion for cooking and warm hospitality at the tender age of 15 while working in a small pizzeria on the south side of Chicago. As a graduate of Chicago’s Le Cordon Bleu, Puhr landed his first position as executive chef for Redstone American Grill at the age of 26. Puhr went on to serve as the Luxury Suite chef for the Utah Jazz, as well as lending his talents to the 2002 Winter Olympics. In 2012, Puhr joined the Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants team, where, today, his role as senior area culinary operations manager has him overseeing scratch kitchens at 10 Cooper’s Hawk locations.

Launched last year during the COVID-19 quarantine, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained hundreds of thousands in the local community. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is the newest tasteful addition to the series. Previous instructional cooking segments have featured Chef Puhr preparing Filet Medallions and Parmesan Crusted Lobster Tails and Season’s 52 Chef Elvis Bravo serving-up delicious dishes including Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. It continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is open and taking reservations via phone at (754) 755-9463 and online. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are also offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is open, as well. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Immunizing Your Relationships Against COVID Stress (Free Webinar) 3/10/21

Immunizing Your Relationships Against COVID Stress (Free Webinar)
Wednesday, 03/10/2021-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
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Cost: Free with registration

For over a year now, COVID-19 has been negatively impacting many aspects of our lives, including our relationships.

For some, relationships were their primary way of coping with everyday life. For others, however, relationships were a pre-existing source of stress.

At Albizu University’s Miami Campus, we’re known for our intensive focus on high-level psychology. Whether you’re worried about relating to a significant other, family member or even a coworker, our psychologists and counselors can show you how to cope with the pandemic’s impact on all of your relationships.

Join us for a free, one-hour webinar with Albizu University’s top professors to learn some new relationship repair skills!

The event will explore the relationship conflict process, from what happens to our bodies physiologically during an argument, to differences and psychosocial influences among age groups in how we relate to one another.

Albizu professor and neuropsychologist Dr. Isaac Tourgeman will moderate the program, which will also explain how therapy can help you, and give suggestions on how to find a therapist who best fits your needs.

How to Build a Digital Resume and Interview in the Digital World 3/16/21

How to Build a Digital Resume and Interview in the Digital World
Tuesday, 03/16/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free

On Tuesday, March 16th at Noon, Let’s Make Lemonade (an AAF South Florida education series) presents a panel of experts talking candidly about how to put your best foot forward while looking for employment in our digital world. A little more about our speakers:

Eli Rodriguez:

Eli is a dynamic, strategic, and innovative HR and Talent Acquistion leader. He is passionate about people, and for over 15 years, has changed people’s lives by connecting them with new career adventures. He was recently featured in Business Insider’s: “Top 13 Advertising Recruiters to Know Right Now”.

Eli is currently the Director, Human Resources & Talent at Zimmerman Advertising. In the past, he’s served as Sr. Talent Advisor of Campus Recruiting with Raymond James, and prior to that as an HR Business Partner & Talent Advisor with ADP, Starlite Media, and INROADS.

Josie Gonzalez:

Jozie, a South Florida native, is currently working at Telemundo Enterprises in Miami, Florida as a Talent Acquisition Recruiter. In the past, she was a Corporate Recruiter for a large Omnicom advertising agency. She has recruited people for all roles ranging from Research, Data Analytics, Media Planning, Account Management, and Studio Production. She has been with NBCUniversal, Telemundo Enterprises for a year now. Last but not least, she is a board member of the Advertising Production Club of New York; a non-profit organization.

Natalya Spicker:

Natalya is an award-winning talent acquisition expert with over a decade’s worth of experience within staffing, creative and technology industries, She currently leads the Growth and Partnerships division for the internationally acclaimed social impact startup, SheWorks, a global talent platform that leverages technology to close diversity and inclusion gaps.

Natalya sits on the board of the American Advertising Federation of Miami as their Membership Chair, where she has helped impact South Florida’s creative ecosystem by driving funds, awareness and support through programs such as the ADDY Awards, and the Creative Futures Scholarships.

Register for FREE here: https://web.cvent.com/event/748f9cf2-bfab-48f7-aabc-0417975ffd22/summary

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Kingsley Guy on March 11 at Noon 3/11/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Kingsley Guy on March 11 at Noon
Thursday, 03/11/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature writer Kingsley Guy on the next March 11 noon segment of its “Meet the Author,” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month.

Guy is author of Piercing the Veil: A Skeptical Journalist Discovers Unseen Worlds (ttlharmony Publishing). During this special engagement, he will discuss his deeply personal and engrossing memoir of mystifying events and mystical experiences that brought deep and profound meaning to his life – after he had all but given up hope. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorGuy.

Kingsley Guy was employed by South Florida’s Sun Sentinel newspaper for 30 years, including 23 as editorial page editor. During his career, he had assignments in the Middle East, India, Russia, and China, and conversed with hundreds of prominent newsmakers, including John McCain, Hillary Clinton, John Glenn, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Madeleine Albright. He has been a frequent guest on radio and television. Before Piercing the Veil: A Skeptical Journalist Discovers Unseen Worlds, the winner of a prestigious Nautilus Book Award, he wrote the critically acclaimed novel, Queen of the Heavens, set in ancient Egypt. Both books are Amazon #1 Bestsellers and are available on Amazon in print and e-book form.

Kingsley Guy joins Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with South Florida-based writers, launched in February. The April 8 edition will feature John Bailey, author of A New River Runs Through It. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FLLhistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Car Buying 101 – Tricks of the Trade 3/9/21

Car Buying 101 – Tricks of the Trade
Tuesday, 03/09/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Learn tips and tricks on how to maximize your purchasing/selling power at an auto dealership.

We will be presenting with our special guest speaker, Mr. Bill Goldberg, who is the founder of Auto Advisors.

Learn insider information about the car buying experience:

How to get more for your trade-in
Internet car buying pitfalls
Dealership profit areas
Extras add up
Dealer financing vs. your Credit Union
Plus more industry info you didn’t know

Homebuying 101 2/23/21

Homebuying 101
Tuesday, 02/23/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Prepare to buy your dream home in 2021!

This presentation covers the basics of the homebuying process and gets you prepared to find your dream home. You’ll learn:

The steps involved in the homebuying process
The variety of lending options available when trying to buy a home
Everything you’ll need to have for a successful closing
And more!

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Launches with Donn Colee, Jr. 2/11/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Launches with Donn Colee, Jr.
Thursday, 02/11/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will launch the first segment of its “Meet the Author,” interactive Zoom series with Palm Beach County-based Donn R. Colee, Jr. author of Legends & Lore of Fort Lauderdale’s New River (Arcadia Publishing/The History Press), on February 11 at noon. The series, featuring local writers of all genres, will continue on the second Thursday of each month.

Colee Jr. is a seventh-generation Floridian and a direct descendent of George Colee, who immigrated to the St. Augustine area from England in 1821. Donn grew up in Orlando but frequently visited relatives in the ancient city, where his curiosity was piqued by stories about a massacre of long-ago family members at Fort Lauderdale’s New River. While the “Colee Massacre” story was later debunked, it refused to die. His Legends & Lore of Fort Lauderdale’s New River began as an attempt to finally resolve the last vestiges of that myth, but the power of New River quickly propelled the book to become a history of the river, its fascinating people, and the transformation of its wilderness into a metropolis. This is his second book. His first, Towers in the Sand, is the history of radio and television stations in Florida and the people who brought them to life. His family has been engaged in Florida broadcasting for three generations. Colee is a member of the Florida Historical Society, History Fort Lauderdale, St. Augustine Historical Society and Historical Society of Palm Beach County. He is a former commissioner of the Florida Inland Navigation District, the state agency responsible for maintenance and improvements of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Fernandina Beach to Key Biscayne. It was built by a company that was cofounded in 1881 by his great-great-great-grandfather, who became its civil engineer. Donn and his wife, Martha, reside in Palm Beach Gardens.

Upcoming authors will be announced. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthor .

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with
docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FLLhistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

The Fearless Artist Curator Masterclass Information Session 2/12/21

The Fearless Artist Curator Masterclass Information Session
Friday, 02/12/2021-, 07:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

Information Session for The Fearless Artist’s Feb. 20 Curator Masterclass.

Ideation + Planning + Promotion + Production. How do you craft an idea and turn it into an art exhibition? How do you create a team and a branded integrated campaign? How do you fund your ideas and get people to support your vision? How do you design, install, and successfully produce a creative event experience?

On February 20th at 12 PM EST, in a six-hour workshop, curator and Founder of The Fearless Artist Popup Gallery, which was named Best of Art Basel Event in 2019 by Time Out Magazine, will go through all of the facets of producing your own creative event.

You will leave with a plan, tools and materials, and all important access to The Fearless Artist network of art industry professionals.

The Fearless Artist Curator Masterclass 2/20/21

The Fearless Artist Curator Masterclass
Saturday, 02/20/2021-, 12:00 pm-06:00 pm
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Cost: $199

Ideation + Planning + Promotion + Production. How do you craft an idea and turn it into an art exhibition? How do you create a team and a branded integrated campaign? How do you fund your ideas and get people to support your vision? How do you design, install, and successfully produce a creative event experience?

On February 20th at 12 PM EST, in a six-hour workshop, curator and Founder of The Fearless Artist Popup Gallery, which was named Best of Art Basel Event in 2019 by Time Out Magazine, will go through all of the facets of producing your own creative event.

You will leave with a plan, tools and materials, and all important access to The Fearless Artist network of art industry professionals.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Chef Stephen Puhr Sets the Table for Valentine’s Day Romance on the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial 2/9/21

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Chef Stephen Puhr Sets the Table for Valentine’s Day Romance on the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial
Tuesday, 02/09/2021-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
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Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

Set the table for romance this Valentine’s Day! Chef Stephen Puhr of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, will show you how to prepare a seductive dinner for two featuring Filet Medallions and Parmesan Crusted Lobster Tails on the next Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series on Facebook Live, Tuesday, February 9, at 2 p.m. This special meal will be available for dine-in (Feb. 12 – 14) or as a take-home meal kit. One segment viewer will be selected to receive a deluxe salt sampler valued at $49.95 from The Spice Lab, now open at The Galleria across from Bath & Body Works.

Chef Stephen Puhr discovered his unshakable passion for cooking and warm hospitality at the tender age of 15 while working in a small pizzeria on the south side of Chicago. As a graduate of Chicago’s Le Cordon Bleu, Puhr landed his first position as executive chef for Redstone American Grill at the age of 26. Puhr went on to serve as the Luxury Suite chef for the Utah Jazz, as well as lending his talents to the 2002 Winter Olympics. In 2012, Puhr joined the Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants team, where, today, his role as senior area culinary operations manager has him overseeing scratch kitchens at 10 Cooper’s Hawk locations.

Launched last year during the COVID-19 quarantine, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained hundreds of thousands in the local community. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is the newest tasteful addition to the series. Previous instructional cooking segments have featured Season’s 52 Chef Elvis Bravo preparing delicious dishes including Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Chilean Sea Bass, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, and continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is now taking reservations via phone at (754) 755-9463 and online for its February 1 opening. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is also open. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

A Talk with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., How to Find Common Ground & Unite 1/28/21

A Talk with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., How to Find Common Ground & Unite
Thursday, 01/28/2021-, 09:15 am-10:00 am
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Cost: Free

Centner Academy is excited to host Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. for two live talks on Thursday January 28th at 9:15am and 12pm. Join us live on Instagram @robertfkennedyjr and @centneracademy.

The topic of discussion will be “Unity: How We Find Common Ground & Unite.”

Kennedy is a true champion for the health and well-being of children and the planet. At this time of increasing division and fear, let us hear from this tireless advocate and defender whose wisdom and experience could show others a clear, constructive way forward.

More about Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.:

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. serves as President of Waterkeeper Alliance, as well as Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Legal Counsel for Children’s Health Defense, and of counsel to Morgan & Morgan, a nationwide personal injury practice.

Mr. Kennedy is an esteemed author, with a long list of published books including the New York Times’ bestseller, “Crimes Against Nature.” Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. His reputation as a resolute defender of the environment and children’s health stems from a litany of successful legal actions. He received recognition for his role in the landmark victory against Monsanto last year, as well as in the DuPont Case that inspired the movie “Dark Waters” (2019).

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals in January, February and March 1/14/21, 1/21/21, 1/28/21, 2/11/21, 2/25/21, 3/4/21, 3/11/21, 3/18/21, 3/25/21

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals in January, February and March
Thursday, 01/14/2021-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
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Cost: Free

For real estate professionals looking to take their career to the next level, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind with agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is hosting free webinars throughout January, February and March.

With everyone working on New Year resolutions, the January “New Year, New Growth” webinar series will cover how to grow your business, territory and team. The February webinars will show participants how to navigate My State MLS and bonus features that other MLSs may not provide. While most MLSs don’t offer listings for manufactured housing, the March webinar series, “The MLS for Manufactured Housing,” will inform attendees on how My State MLS can help get the maximum exposure for mobile or manufactured homes.

All webinars take place on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. ET. David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for State Listings, Inc., will be the moderator for all the webinars. Please see the webinar schedule and registration details below:

“New Year, New Growth” Webinar Series:
Getting a head start on resolutions? This series will show how to grow your business, territory and team in 2021.
Jan. 14, 2–3 p.m. ET: Growing Your Business
Jan. 21, 2–3 p.m. ET: Growing Your Territory
Jan. 28, 2–3 p.m. ET: Growing Your Team

Feb. 11, 2–3 p.m. ET: Fall in Love with Your MLS
Valentine’s Day is for celebrating relationships – including the relationship with Multiple Listing Services! This February, join My State MLS to learn about the MLS that romances its members with robust features and professional support, not outdated technology and huge fines.

Feb. 25, 2–3 p.m. ET: Can Your MLS Save Your Relationship?
Looking for relationship advice this February? Call My State MLS your customer service cupid. This webinar will show participants how to use My State MLS’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool to:
• Keep track of every message with sellers, buyers, and the most promising leads all from one central platform.
• Stay in touch with automatic emails for saved searches.
• Play matchmaker with buyers and their perfect new home.
• Never forget a birthday or anniversary.

“The MLS for Manufactured Housing” Webinar Series:
Meet the MLS that allows manufactured housing, has unique fields to help make the most of listings, syndicates out to major real estate sites, and more.
March 4, 2–3 p.m. ET: What is MH Authority?
March 11, 2–3 p.m. ET: My State MLS for MH Agents
March 18, 2–3 p.m. ET: My State MLS for MH Dealers
March 25, 2–3 p.m. ET: My State MLS for MH Communities

To register, real estate and aspiring real estate professionals can visit: www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule

Get Primed to Prepare the Ideal Steak during the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo 1/21/21

Get Primed to Prepare the Ideal Steak during the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 01/12/2021-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
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Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

Get the beef on how to prepare the ideal steak with a red wine reduction on the first new year’s segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Cooking with The Galleria. Join Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo during this free virtual tutorial series on Facebook Live, on Tuesday, January 12, at 2 p.m., as he cooks a classic dish and provides pointers about how to select prime cuts for the grill, stovetop or oven.

Launched last year during the COVID-19 quarantine, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community. Chef Bravo’s educational and spirited culinary segments have become anticipated programming. Viewers have tuned-in to learn how to prepare and serve delicious dishes including Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Chilean Sea Bass, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, and continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is now open. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Market and Sell your Brand through Storytelling 1/14/21

Market and Sell your Brand through Storytelling
Thursday, 01/14/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join Lauren Bordelon, Founder of Brand Good Time in this interactive seminar to learn about the following:

-Identify your target audience’s pain points – which have definitely changed over the last 6 months
-Create more effective and meaningful connections with these consumers
-Develop messaging using storytelling across your marketing channels that will influence your consumer’s purchase behaviors
-*Bonus content creation worksheet and marketing resource recommendations

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series – Federico Uribe RESCHEDULED 2/11/21

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series – Federico Uribe
Thursday, 02/11/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free with RSVP

Business for the Arts Broward (BFA) kicks off the New Year with its ongoing Arts Mean Business Speaker Series (AMB) featuring a free virtual presentation and live Q&A with artist Federico Uribe.

Viewers who wish to attend must email their RSVP to rvegas@bfabroward.org by Wednesday, February 10 to receive the invitation link.

A native of Bogota, Colombia, Uribe has become a prominent artist featured in North and South America, Russia, England and Italy. After completing his studies at the University of Los Andes, he left Bogota in the late 1980s to pursue a master of fine arts degree in New York. After working and studying for many years in Cuba, Mexico, Russia and England, he finally settled in Miami, where he resides today.

Beginning his art career strictly as a painter who created sensual and brooding canvases influenced by his dark reflections on the Catholic sense of pain, guilt and sexuality, Uribe later expanded his work to create unique installations and sculptures in the mid-90s. His current work resists classification and emerges from intertwining everyday objects like bullet shells, pencils, neckties or electric wires in surprising ways to create boldly beautiful paintings and sculptures which become instruments of a new aesthetic, full of color, irony and lively playfulness.

AMB is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to AMB, including Art & Soul, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll.

Learn What Shines and Shimmers for New Year’s Eve on the Next In Style with The Galleria Free Virtual Series on Facebook Live 12/15/20

Learn What Shines and Shimmers for New Year’s Eve on the Next In Style with The Galleria Free Virtual Series on Facebook Live
Tuesday, 12/15/2020-, 05:30 pm-06:00 pm
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Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

Watch and learn as hosts Carlos Marrero and Lisa Opie showcase fashions that shimmer and shine for New Year’s Eve on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s In Style with The Galleria virtual series. Tune-in to Facebook Live on Tuesday, December 15, at 5:30 p.m., for this timely shopping segment to help effortlessly ring-in the new year.

In Style with The Galleria, produced by the mall to showcase fashion, beauty, health and other shopping trends/items, is the third virtual series created by The Galleria to entertain and inform South Florida audiences during COVID-19 quarantine. This series joins Happy Hour with The Galleria and the popular Cooking with The Galleria featuring Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo which can be viewed on demand at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Extended holiday hours for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale begin December 6. Please visit galleriamall-fl.com/galleria-2020-holiday-hours for a full schedule. Dining establishments including Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Blue Martini offer full-service dining and take-out and may have varying hours. The mall continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Find the Perfect Gift During In Style with The Galleria Virtual Series 12/8/20

Find the Perfect Gift During In Style with The Galleria Virtual Series
Tuesday, 12/08/2020-, 05:30 pm-06:00 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

Take the stress out of holiday shopping and get a preview of what’s hot this season on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s In Style with The Galleria free virtual series. Join host Carlos Marrero and The Galleria’s Melissa Milroy on Facebook Live, Tuesday, December 8, at 5:30 p.m. for a fun and festive shopping segment offering tips and ideas for finding the perfect gifts.

In Style with The Galleria, produced by the mall to showcase fashion, beauty, health and other shopping trends/items, is the third free virtual series created by The Galleria to entertain and inform South Florida audiences during COVID-19 quarantine. This series joins Happy Hour with The Galleria and the popular Cooking with The Galleria featuring Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo which can be viewed on demand at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has resumed its normal operating hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, plus continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Retailers are open, as well as dining establishments Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro that are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is now open. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Rock the Ribbon with Chuck Panozzo of STYX and The Voice’s Laura Vivas at World AIDS Museum’s Official Kick-off at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/1/20

Rock the Ribbon with Chuck Panozzo of STYX and The Voice’s Laura Vivas at World AIDS Museum’s Official Kick-off at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 12/01/2020-, 08:30 am-10:00 am
The Galleria at Fort Lauderadle
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

Rocking a red ribbon not only completes any outfit; it shows everyone – especially people living with HIV and their families – your support. On Tuesday, December 1 at 8:30 a.m. The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center (WAM) will present the official kick-off to World AIDS Day, founded in 1988 and themed this year as Rock the Ribbon. Hosted by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, the event will feature special guests Chuck Panozzo, Styx rock band member, and Laura Vivas, recording artist and former contestant on The Voice.

World AIDS Museum will gather elected officials, fellow HIV-related agencies and other stakeholders. Attendees will embrace this community gathering with special performances by Laura Vivas and the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus under the direction of Gary Keating. DJ Aulden Brown will add his flair to rock the crowd.

Special guest Styx rock band member Chuck Panozzo will be one of the voices heard as to why this day is so important. Charles Salvatore “Chuck” Panozzo is an American musician best known as the bass player for the rock band Styx. A longtime member of Styx, he founded the group with his fraternal twin brother, drummer John Panozzo, who died in July 1996, and singer/keyboardist Dennis De Young. He toured part-time from 1999 to 2003, and currently tours with Styx on a regular basis.

Chuck Panozzo is openly gay and has been out since 2001. That year, he also announced that he is living with HIV, and has been involved in campaigning for AIDS awareness and gay rights. In 2006, he spoke with Frontiers for the first time about his decision to come out. The following year, he released his autobiography “The Grand Illusion: Love, Lies, and My Life with Styx.”

Laura Vivas will offer a live performance that will coincide with the rock theme. Her blind audition on NBC’s hit show The Voice, Season 3, resulted in a spot on Christina Aguilera’s team. A native of Puerto Rico, Vivas’ career began at age 18 singing back-up for local artists. Since 2007, she has been the lead singer and the lone female in a six-piece South Florida cover band called Re-Mix. She has opened for artists such as Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Bruce Hornsby and more.

The event, sponsored by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Seasons 52, Michael Murphy Photography and GPR | Goodman Public Relations, will be open to the public and take place outdoors under the covered valet parking entrance. Facial coverings will be required. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at www.worldaidsmuseum.org.

About World AIDS Museum and Educational Center
The World AIDS and Museum and Educational Center works to promote dialogue that eliminates HIV/AIDS stigma through education, artistic expression, and cultural programming. The organization was incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 2011, and the Museum facility opened to the public in May 2014. We provide prevention and education services to over 5,000 people per year in public and charter schools, community-based social services, detention facilities, and colleges and universities. The Museum includes a permanent exhibit, “The Chronology of HIV/AIDS,” and rotating smaller exhibits highlighting different aspects of the HIV epidemic worldwide. Special programs, including art exhibitions, films, and community dialogues, are offered throughout the year. For more information, call (954) 390-0550 or visit www.worldaidsmuseum.org.

About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations and touted as Fort Lauderdale’s most fashionable address, features a collection of popular retail and dining options. Macy’s, Dillard’s and H&M anchor the center which also is home to Altar’d State, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors and Pandora. Visitors can choose from a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s. Blue Martini and Powerhouse Gym can also be found at The Galleria. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). More information about current and extended hours is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or by visiting www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Homebuying 101 12/2/20

Homebuying 101
Wednesday, 12/02/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
Website
Cost: free

This presentation covers the basics of the homebuying process and gets you best prepared to find your dream home. You’ll learn:

The steps involved in the homebuying process
The variety of lending options available when trying to buy a home
Everything you’ll need to have for a successful closing
And more!

BrightStar Credit Union – Buying a Home in Today’s Market 12/9/20

BrightStar Credit Union – Buying a Home in Today’s Market
Wednesday, 12/09/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free

This presentation discusses the current home market and how you can best prepare for success when looking to buy or sell your home. You’ll learn:

Details about the current buying and selling markets

Where are home values headed over the next year

How real estate agents help you buy/sell your home

And more!

The Perfect Turkey Awaits on the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial Series Segment with Chef Elvis Bravo 11/24/20

The Perfect Turkey Awaits on the Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial Series Segment with Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 11/24/2020-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

The perfect turkey awaits on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo. Join Chef Bravo on Facebook Live, Tuesday, November 24, at 2 p.m., as he provides tips and techniques regarding how to prepare this traditional Thanksgiving favorite with a citrus mojo marinade twist. Also featured on this segment will be the upcoming winner of The Galleria’s Taste of the Holidays recipe contest who will prepare his/her special accompanying dish. Viewers are invited to try this entrée at home or dine with Seasons 52 this Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26, to enjoy a full holiday meal.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s 13th appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Chilean Sea Bass, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched earlier this year on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale has resumed its normal operating hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, plus continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is now open. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

Business Fundamentals: Starting a Business During COVID-19 11/19/20

Business Fundamentals: Starting a Business During COVID-19
Thursday, 11/19/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
RSVP / Register
Cost: 0

You’ll learn valuable knowledge on how you can start your business even with COVID-19 standing in the way. The following topics will be covered by our Commercial Relationship Officer, David Mateo:

How to register your business name.
How to weather the storm should there be another shutdown.
Understand how debt or leverage can be an asset to your business.
Learn about your industry and understand the key players

Succulent Sea Scallops are on the Menu for The Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial Featuring Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo 10/27/20

Succulent Sea Scallops are on the Menu for The Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Tutorial Featuring Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 10/27/2020-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free

Learn how to prepare a succulent seafood favorite with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s, Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series. Join Chef Bravo on Facebook Live, Tuesday, October 27, at 2 p.m., as he provides tips and techniques regarding how to cook Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops with French Green Beans and Mascarpone Risotto.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s 12th appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Ahi Tuna, Chilean Sea Bass, a no-bake Garden Frittata, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched earlier this year on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals in October, November and December 10/22/20, 10/29/20, 11/5/20, 11/12/20, 12/3/20, 12/10/20, 12/17/20

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals in October, November and December
Thursday, 10/22/2020-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
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Cost: Free

For real estate professionals looking to take their career to the next level, My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service of its kind with agents in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is hosting free webinars throughout October, November and December.

The October and November webinars will cover everything from video marketing and creating a lead generating website to tips on manufactured housing listings and how to get through slow months. The December webinars will focus on “Heating Up a Cool Market” to help real estate professionals navigate the winter months and generating sales.

All webinars take place on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. ET. Please see webinar schedule and registration details below:

Oct. 22, 2–3 p.m. ET: Lights, Camera, Go Live: Video Marketing for Real Estate
In an increasingly digital world, creating video content isn’t just a good idea for marketing a business – it’s critical to its success. Videos receive better social media engagement, increase email open rates and can even improve SEO. Even better, there’s no need for fancy gear or lengthy scripts to get started. Join My State MLS live to learn everything to get started with video marketing for real estate.

Oct. 29, 2–3 p.m. ET: Don’t Get Spooked by the Slow Season
Winter months are an opportunity to help buyers make their listings stand out in a less crowded market. Join My State MLS to learn how to keep spirits up during the slow season, the best ways to market a listing, tips to avoid being ghosted by buyers and where to find off-market listings that are ready to come back from the dead.

Nov. 5, 2–3 p.m. ET: The MLS for Manufactured Housing
Most MLSs don’t cater to mobile or manufactured housing sales. If they do allow manufactured housing listings, chances are they don’t provide the tools that brokers, dealers and park owners need to succeed. Sound familiar? It’s time to meet the MLS made for manufactured housing. With unique fields just for listings, top-tier syndication and superior tools for teams, learn more about My State MLS.

Nov. 12, 2–3 p.m. ET: Go Google Yourself: Creating Website for Real Estate
Learn how to control Google search results and rankings. In 2020, having a website is critical to marketing, promoting listings, increasing lead generation and building trust with potential customers. If that seems daunting, don’t worry; My State MLS will cover simple solutions to get started.

“Heating Up a Cool Market” Webinar Series:
Some say the winter months are slow, but real estate pros know better. Turn up the heat this winter and join My State MLS for a free webinar series to learn how to create a hot market in the winter months.

Dec. 3, 2–3 p.m. ET: Keeping Warm in a Cool Market
Dec. 10, 2–3 p.m. ET: Make a List & Check it Twice – Improving Your Sales Process
Dec. 17, 2–3 p.m. ET: Resolved to Grow Your Business

To register, real estate and aspiring real estate professionals can visit: www.mystatemls.com/webinar_schedule

Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions 10/17/20

Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions
Saturday, 10/17/2020-11/28/2020, 11:00 am-11:45 am
Facebook
Cost: Free

World-renowned marine artist, conservationist, scientist, shark expert and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey continues to share his expeditions, insights of the sea, marine science knowledge, and art techniques for families and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic through free online art sessions, discussions, contests, and educational videos with his daughter Jessica on Facebook Live.

To view the live sessions, visit Guy Harvey’s Facebook Page at 11 a.m. every Saturday. Viewers who miss the live sessions can catch up at their convenience by clicking the “videos” tab to see all previous live streams.

Additional educational resources are available online through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation‘s (GHOF) education page including Shark Talk: Let’s Talk About Sharks!, an educational workbook featuring entertaining stories, colorful artwork, ocean conservation activities and engaging games and quizzes available to download digitally at no cost; the complete collection of more than 30 free short videos, known as Jessica Harvey’s Expedition Notebook; and documentaries hosted by Dr. Harvey available to view on Amazon Prime.

For a complete list of educational resources, visit guyharvey.com/pages/ghof-education.

Virtual LIVE@Frost Science: National Fossil Day! 🦕 10/14/20

Virtual LIVE@Frost Science: National Fossil Day! 🦕
Wednesday, 10/14/2020-, 01:00 pm-02:00 pm
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Cost:

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science will be holding the second season of its Virtual LIVE@Frost Science speaker series, Extinction of the Dinosaurs, Global Warming and the Origin of Primates. Taking place monthly, this online event will be livestreamed via the museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Speaking will be Dr. Jonathan Bloch, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology and Chair of the Department of Natural History at the Florida Museum of Natural History, and Affiliate Professor of Biology, Anthropology and Geological Sciences at the University of Florida. Dr. Bloch will present a special talk, Extinction of the Dinosaurs, Global Warming and the Origin of Primates

For more information please visit our event page: https://www.frostscience.org/event/virtual-live-national-fossil-day/

Annual “Ofrendas” Cultural Exhibit Shines Spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month at History Fort Lauderdale 10/10/20 – 11/2/20

Annual “Ofrendas” Cultural Exhibit Shines Spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 10/10/2020-11/02/2020, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Facebook
Cost: Prices vary; Some free events

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, invites the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with “Ofrendas,” its annual homage to the colorful traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos. This year’s exhibit, opening October 4 and running through November 2, will showcase fine art and creative community memorial altars or “ofrendas” covered in photographs, flowers and favorite items of the dearly departed.

Fully complying with social distancing and health and safety guidelines, activities will include an opening ceremony, a ZOOM Community Conversation about the history and future of Día de los Muertos, Florida Day of the Dead Celebration shadow puppet theater storytelling and a closing evening of pop-up “Ofrendas” on the banks of the New River.

Activities and events for this year’s “Ofrendas” are as follows:

Sunday, October 4, from noon – 3 p.m.; “Ofrendas” Family Fun Day Exhibit Opening;
Free
Celebrate another year of life and the remembrance of loved ones in preparation for Día de los Muertos. Enjoy performances from Tradicional Aztek Dancers Tloke Nahuake, Grupo Folklorico Timanati, Godmother Death, Danza Mexhika and Mesoamerica Danza. This FREE public event will have limited, timed-entry gallery tours of the community “Ofrendas” exhibition.

Monday, October 19, at 6:45 p.m.; Community Conversation: The History and Future of Day of the Dead in Mexico; Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10.
Join History Fort Lauderdale for an interactive ZOOM discussion about the history and future of Day of the Dead in Mexico. RSVP requested at http://bit.ly/HFLOfrendas2020CC.

Sunday, November 1, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Florida Day of the Dead Celebration’s Shadow Puppet Theater and roving giant puppets
Enjoy Catrinas and Folklorico performances at the New River Inn. Participate in limited, timed ticket tours of the “Ofrendas” exhibition. Sponsored by Riverwalk, City of Fort Lauderdale and the Puppet Network & Puppet Guild of South Florida.

Monday, November 2 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Florida Day of the Dead Celebration Closing Evening; Free
Bring your family to History Fort Lauderdale for an evening of pop-up “Ofrendas,” luminarias on the New River and entertainment experiences including Tradicional Aztek Dancers Tloke Nahuake. Last chance for timed ticket tours of the “Ofrendas” exhibition.

Select events and pop-up performances will be livestreamed on Facebook at facebook.com/dayofthedeadflorida to encourage virtual participation.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

History Fort Lauderdale admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory and on Instagram @ftlhistory and subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

BrightStar Credit Union – Finding Calm in These Troubling Times: Tools for Tackling Stress 10/13/20

BrightStar Credit Union – Finding Calm in These Troubling Times: Tools for Tackling Stress
Tuesday, 10/13/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free

According to Wikipedia, “The process of stress management is named as one of the keys to a happy and successful life in modern society.”
This program will help you begin to build a toolbox of positive self-care routines that can immediately decrease stress and increase personal well-being.

Please join us – Visit www.bscu.org/seminars to get your FREE ticket today!

Make this world a Better Place 11/19/20

“Make this world a Better Place”
Thursday, 11/19/2020-, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Website
Cost: FREE

A local nonprofit agency is bringing together children and senior citizens for a 24-Hour “Make This World Better Place” Mindful experience project that will move the planet from fear into Love. Our objective is to bring peace, mental health and safety to thousands of people Globally.

The world is transitioning to another dimension, and things will not return to the previous state. Dreamcatchers wants to bring people together of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders as part of a transformation into a new Earth.

This is also Miami Give Day, so what an awesome way to give back to the planet.

BrightStar Credit Union – Car Buying 101: Tricks of the Trade 10/7/20

BrightStar Credit Union – Car Buying 101: Tricks of the Trade
Wednesday, 10/07/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free

We will be presenting with our special guest speaker, Mr. Bill Goldberg, who is the founder of Auto Advisors.
Learn insider information about the car buying experience:
– How to get more for your trade-in
– Internet car-buying pitfalls
– Dealership profit areas
– Extras add up
– Dealer financing vs. your Credit Union
– Plus more industry info you didn’t know

Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Featuring Chef Elvis Bravo 9/29/20

Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series Featuring Chef Elvis Bravo
Tuesday, 09/29/2020-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
Website
Cost: Free, Facebook Live Event

Learn how to prepare a light and refreshing entree with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the next segment of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s, Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series. Join Chef Bravo on Facebook Live on Tuesday, September 29, at 2 p.m., as he provides tips and techniques about how to prepare Ahi Tuna Tartare with Mango Fruit Salsa and Wasabi Avocado Mousse.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s 10th appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Chilean Sea Bass, a no-bake Garden Frittata, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos paired with homemade guacamole, rice and beans. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched earlier this year on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

The Magic of Freight – How It Affects You and Me, an Interactive Zoom Conversation with Broward County Leaders 9/17/20

The Magic of Freight – How It Affects You and Me, an Interactive Zoom Conversation with Broward County Leaders
Thursday, 09/17/2020-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Join the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for a free Speak Up Broward interactive conversation about the magic of freight (air, sea, rail and trucking) on our economy and how it is possible for us to receive goods with the touch of a button. Listen to experts as they share their visions for more ways to move goods in and out of the South Florida region.

Speakers will be:
• Beam Furr, Broward County Commissioner, MPO Board Member
• Gail Bulfin, Sr. Vice President – Member Development, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
• Steve Belleme, Business Development Manager, Broward County Aviation Department
• Jonathan Daniels, Chief Executive, Broward County Port Everglades Department

The panel will be moderated by Dan Haake, AICP, National Freight Expert, HDR.

Register via ZOOM at http://bit.ly/BrowardMPOMagicofFreight

For more information, contact Anthea Thomas at thomasa@browardmpo.org or (954) 876-0034. Visit https://browardmpo.org/calendar/event/1014-speak-up-broward-online-events-freight.

Go Fish with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the Next Cooking With The Galleria Free Virtual Series Segment 9/1/20

Go Fish with Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the Next Cooking With The Galleria Free Virtual Series Segment
Tuesday, 09/01/2020-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Go fish with The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on the next segment on Cooking with The Galleria, a free virtual tutorial series! Join Chef Bravo on Facebook Live on Tuesday, September 1, at 2 p.m., as he demonstrates how to prepare a mouthwatering Chilean Sea Bass with porcini broth, hearts of palm noodles, and snow peas.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s ninth appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included a no-bake Garden Frittata, Gruyere French Omelette, Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Ciabatta Crostini with Quail Egg, meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos paired with homemade guacamole, rice and beans. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched earlier this year on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions Continue on Saturdays 8/22/20, 8/29/20, 9/5/20, 9/12/20, 9/19/20, 9/26/20

Guy Harvey Facebook Live Sessions Continue on Saturdays
Saturday, 08/22/2020-09/26/2020, 11:00 am-11:45 am
Virtual Location
Cost:

World-renowned marine artist, conservationist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey continues to share his expeditions, insights of the sea and art techniques for families and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic through free online art sessions, discussions and educational videos with his daughter Jessica on Facebook Live.

To view the live sessions, visit Guy Harvey’s Facebook Page at 11 a.m. every Saturday. Viewers who miss the live sessions can catch up at their convenience by clicking the “videos” tab to see all previous live streams.

Additional educational resources are available online through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation‘s (GHOF) education page including Shark Talk: Let’s Talk About Sharks!, an educational workbook featuring entertaining stories, colorful artwork, ocean conservation activities and engaging games and quizzes available to download digitally at no cost; the complete collection of more than 30 free short videos, known as Jessica Harvey’s Expedition Notebook; and documentaries hosted by Dr. Harvey available to view on Amazon Prime.

For a complete list of educational resources, visit guyharvey.com/pages/ghof-education.

The Secrets to a Profitable Nonprofit Consulting Business 9/8/20

The Secrets to a Profitable Nonprofit Consulting Business
Tuesday, 09/08/2020-, 02:00 pm-04:00 pm
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Cost: $349

Are you a nonprofit professional ready to turn your experience into a consulting career? Do you already consult but need support building a business strategy to grow your income and connections? This three-month virtual training series will provide you with the insights and tips needed to launch or adapt your consulting business in today’s challenging times. Learn from a seasoned consultant on how to turn your passion for service into a profitable career.

Participants will meet virtually via Zoom for six Tuesdays from 2:00–4:00 pm ET/ 11:00 am–1:00 pm PT, twice per month, on the following dates:

September 8: Establishing your business, client criteria, consulting focus area, and geography using new virtual expectations
September 22: Developing a marketing strategy for generating clients through digital platforms
October 6: Determining a fee structure and criteria for pro bono services to introduce your business plan
October 20: Developing two to three immediate revenue streams from home
November 3: Creating a business plan presentation
November 17: Incorporating feedback and open questions into your business plan
Please register by Friday, September 4th, 2020.

All sessions meet virtually. Computer access with video/audio and a reliable internet connection is required.

To maximize benefit, we encourage virtual attendance for all sessions.

Outcomes
Upon completion of this virtual training series, you should be able to:

~Identify immediate opportunities to sustain your consulting business
~Assess who your target clientele is and create a marketing plan to reach them
~Plan how you will increase your clients’ effectiveness
~Explain how you use data and outcomes to measure your consultancy’s impact
~Draft and refine your business plan based on expert feedback

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with We Are Nice’n Easy 8/4/20

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with We Are Nice’n Easy
Tuesday, 08/04/2020-, 05:00 pm-06:00 pm
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Cost: Free with RSVP

Business for the Arts Broward (BFA) announces a free virtual visit with mixed media artist duo We Are Nice’n Easy as part of the Arts Mean Business Speaker Series (AMB).

Participants who want to attend the Zoom presentation and Q&A are required to send their RSVP to rvegas@bfabroward.org to receive the invitation link.
A collaborative endeavor by South Florida-based artists Allison Matherly and Jeffrey Noble, We Are Nice’n Easy focuses on creating immersive mixed media installations and developing a visually cohesive subtropical vernacular with their material choices and use of repeated motifs. Often referencing themes of self-help, recovery and interpersonal dependency, their fabricated environments utilize romantic tropes to enhance the collective emotive truisms between participants and create a platform for intimate exchange.

AMB is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to AMB, including Art & Soul, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll.

Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo Returns with a Recipe for Scrumptious Brunch on Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series 7/21/20

Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo Returns with a Recipe for Scrumptious Brunch on Next Cooking with The Galleria Free Virtual Series
Tuesday, 07/21/2020-, 02:00 pm-02:30 pm
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Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo returns with a recipe for scrumptious brunch! Join him on Facebook Live on Tuesday, July 21, at 2 p.m., for his next Cooking with The Galleria free virtual tutorial series segment. Bravo will livestream and share tips for preparing Savory Herb French Toast
topped with crispy bacon, sautéed mushrooms, poached egg and parmesan cheese.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s seventh appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included meatless sliders, Avocado Toast, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Preserved Lemon Hummus, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits, Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos paired with homemade guacamole, rice and beans. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open with limited hours and additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

NSU Lecture Series: Japanese Kaiju Toys and Contemporary Art (Premiere) 7/9/20

NSU Lecture Series: Japanese Kaiju Toys and Contemporary Art (Premiere)
Thursday, 07/09/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami are proud to present Japanese Kaiju Toys and Contemporary Art, an online lecture that will premiere on NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube channel on Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public and all those interested in viewing may register at www.nsuartmuseum.org/event.

Hosted by Professor James B. Levy, Professor at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and a longtime collector of Japanese kaiju toys, this virtual presentation will explore the history and cultural impact of the kaiju – an array of fictional giant monster-like characters that have transcended Japanese culture to become hugely popular among science fiction fans, artists, scholars, and folklore lovers around the globe – in toy form. The lecture will also delve into how these colorful collectibles have changed how many define art and how it is collected.

First depicted during the 1960s and ‘70s in Japanese television shows, these giant monsters were usually shown battling super-heroes trying to save cities from destruction. Their quick rise in popularity prompted Japanese companies to produce an array of soft vinyl monster toys based on their characters. Decades later, these kaiju collectibles were rediscovered by collectors including influential artists, musicians, designers and writers who were attracted by their fanciful, creative designs and wild, psychedelic colors, and are responsible for starting the urban vinyl collector movement, which has been embraced by artists like KAWS, FriendsWithYou, Kenny Scharf, Yoshimoto Nara and Takashi Murakami. Some of these artists are currently being featured in NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s Happy! exhibition, recently extended through August 30.

To explore additional virtual resources offered by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, including virtual tours and educational resources, visit www.nsuartmuseum.org/#virtual.
To become a member and further support Fort Lauderdale’s premier museum, visit www.nsuartmuseum.org/join/

The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami also offers a free monthly e-newsletter with more ways to enjoy Japanese art and culture. To sign up visit www.miami.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/00_000381.html

Talking Business Reflections of a Business Owner 7/2/20

Talking Business Reflections of a Business Owner
Thursday, 07/02/2020-, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Facebook
Cost: Free

Join us in a conversational series entitled Talking Business w/ Stephanie van Vark to reflect on challenges and opportunities Small Businesses have in and out of trying times. It is said small business owners work in silos. Help small business owners find their community to help one another.

Understanding Credit – Your Score in a Changing World 7/9/20

Understanding Credit – Your Score in a Changing World
Thursday, 07/09/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Confused about how credit works? This virtual seminar covers the basics of:
How your credit score is compiled.
Who looks at your scores.
What the credit bureaus look for.
How to fix certain mistakes and other miscellaneous facts concerning loans.
How to get the best rate on a loan.
The presenter will discuss how a person without any previous credit history can start building credit without going into debt.

Understanding Credit – Your Score in a Changing World 7/7/20

Understanding Credit – Your Score in a Changing World
Tuesday, 07/07/2020-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm

RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Confused about how credit works?

This virtual seminar covers the basics of:

How your credit score is compiled.
Who looks at your scores.
What the credit bureaus look for.
How to fix certain mistakes and other miscellaneous facts concerning loans.
How to get the best rate on a loan.
The presenter will discuss how a person without any previous credit history can start building credit without going into debt.

COVID-19: Impact On Food Supply Chain In The US 6/18/20

COVID-19: Impact On Food Supply Chain In The US
Thursday, 06/18/2020-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

We are faced with a unique opportunity to turn a global pandemic into a catalyst for creative pathways toward potentially transforming how our food supply chain functions in a post-COVID-19 world. Join the Brazil-Florida Business Council and guest speakers Morgan Geller, Partner and Franchise and Distribution Practice Leader at AXS LAW Group, and Christa Court, PhD, Assistant Professor, Food and Resource Economics, and Director, Economic Impact Analysis Program at University of Florida, as they share current challenges and opportunities in the food supply industry on June 18, 2020 at 12pm ET via Zoom.

History Fort Lauderdale Reopens June 15 with “The Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” Fine Art Exhibit 6/15/20

History Fort Lauderdale Reopens June 15 with “The Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” Fine Art Exhibit
Monday, 06/15/2020 – 06/29/2020 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33301
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Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID).

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will reopen to the public on June 15, just in time to celebrate National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. The attraction will present “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County,” a historical fine art exhibition produced by cultural nonprofit Island SPACE (islandspacefl.org) through June 29 in The New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue).

This second staging in a multiyear initiative celebrating Broward County’s Caribbean heritage displays the works of three artist-contributors. Photo artist and curator David I. Muir (Jamaica) shares a selection of photos from the “Caribbean-American” collection, printed on canvas and featuring Caribbean scenes around Broward County. Two-time photography participant Sonya Sanchez-Arias (Trinidad) shares pieces from her “Fragments” collection, in which images she has captured from the Caribbean region are digitally manipulated, printed on metal, and mounted on natural, reclaimed materials. Mixed-media artist Krystle Sabdul (Jamaica) has included a variety of expressive, oversized portraits. The historical aspect of the exhibition, curated by Calibe Thompson (Jamaica), traces the Caribbean community’s roots in Broward through news clippings, archival photos and information displaying the influence of diverse island people on the vibrant fabric of Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Support for the project has been provided, in part, by the Broward County Cultural Division and the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund, Ann Adams Fund, Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund, Blockbuster Entertainment Unrestricted Fund, Robert E. Dooley Unrestricted Fund for Broward, Harold D. Franks Fund and Jan Moran Unrestricted Fund.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to showcase a variety of annual multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

Admission to “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” is free with History Fort Lauderdale general museum admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

About Island SPACE
Island Society for the Promotion of Artistic and Cultural Education (Island SPACE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and advancement of arts, culture, history, and educational initiatives that represent the Caribbean region, in South Florida and the broader diaspora community. Learn more about Island SPACE at islandspacefl.org.

About History Fort Lauderdale
History Fort Lauderdale, formerly known as Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, brings the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Residents and visitors to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum and the Hoch Research Library, South Florida’s foremost history center housing print resources and newspapers from 1910 – present plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints. History Fort Lauderdale is located at 219 SW Second Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Museum hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

Facebook Live Sessions with Guy and Jessica Harvey 5/23/20, 5/30/20, 6/6/20

Facebook Live Sessions with Guy and Jessica Harvey
Saturday, 05/23/2020 – 06/06/2020 11:00 am – 11:45 am


Florida
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

World-renowned marine artist, conservationist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey continues to share his expeditions, insights of the sea and art techniques for families and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic through free online art sessions, discussions and educational videos with his daughter Jessica on Facebook Live.

Upcoming schedule and topics:
• Saturday 23rd May – 11am EST: PREMIERE! ‘Shark School’ on Amazon Prime
• Saturday 30th May – 11am EST: Learn about fish with personality
• Saturday 6th June – 11am EST: Join us for a POP QUIZ!

Viewers who miss the live sessions can catch up at their convenience on Guy Harvey’s Facebook Page by clicking the “videos” tab to see all previous live streams.

Additional educational resources are available online through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation‘s (GHOF) education page including Shark Talk: Let’s Talk About Sharks!, an educational workbook featuring entertaining stories, colorful artwork, ocean conservation activities and engaging games and quizzes available to download digitally at no cost; the complete collection of more than 30 free short videos, known as Jessica Harvey’s Expedition Notebook; and documentaries hosted by Dr. Harvey available to view on Amazon Prime.

For a complete list of educational resources, visit guyharvey.com/pages/ghof-education.

Cooking with The Galleria – Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on Facebook Live 5/26/20

Cooking with The Galleria – Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo on Facebook Live
Tuesday, 05/26/2020 – 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm

Online – Facebook Live
Florida
Facebook
Cost: Free

At-home chefs and foodies rejoice as Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo returns to Facebook Live on Tuesday, May 26, at 2 p.m., for his next installment in The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s free virtual cooking tutorial series, Cooking with The Galleria. Bravo will livestream and prepare Seafood Paella, a perennial South Florida favorite.

This cooking demonstration will be Bravo’s fourth appearance to date serving-up delicious dishes online and answering questions during South Florida’s COVID-19 quarantine. Past shared recipes have included Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits and Carne Asada Fajitas and Signature Blackened Mahi Tacos paired with homemade guacamole, rice and beans. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Launched in April on Facebook Live, Cooking with The Galleria has successfully entertained thousands in the local community.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is welcoming shoppers back with limited hours and additional safety measures according to government guidelines. Seasons 52 and The Capital Grille now offer full-service dining in addition to take-out and delivery service. P.F. Chang’s continues to offer take-out and delivery service and will resume full-service dining on May 27. Please visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/current-updates-due-to-covid-19 for additional details.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations, is the largest and most upscale regional mall in Broward County. Macy’s, Dillard’s and Neiman Marcus anchor the popular center, which also features known stores, including Altar’d State, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Pandora and Fort Lauderdale’s first H&M. It is also home to Powerhouse Gym and a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, P.F. Chang’s, Blue Martini and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown, hotels and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). Located at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Restaurants enjoy later hours. More information is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or at www.galleriamall-fl.com.

No Fear Art – Drawing Edition 5/28/20

No Fear Art – Drawing Edition
Thursday, 05/28/2020 – 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm



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Cost: $20.00

In an effort to further support local artists and the arts industry, Business for the Arts Broward (BFA) introduces No Fear Art – Drawing Edition, a virtual art class to encourage participants to release their fears of creating and enjoy the process at the same time. Tickets may be purchased at bit.ly/3dZ6FEV and participation is limited.

No Fear Art – Drawing Edition, led by nationally acclaimed artist Lori Pratico, is an exercise in relaxation and having fun in being creative. The session explores the critical things we say to ourselves about ourselves with a fun exercise in drawing, before moving on to learning some simple techniques that can be applied to drawing everyday objects. Participants are encouraged to have the following items at hand:
• Three or more sheets of 8 ½” x 11” paper or copy paper
• One #2 pencil
• One pen or fine point marker (preferably black)
• Two or more Q-tips (optional)
• Three or more tree leaves

Curator Culture: Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Billy Porter 6/14/20

Curator Culture: Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Billy Porter
Sunday, 06/14/2020 – 05:00 pm – 06:00 pm
The Bass
https://www.facebook.com/TheBassMoA/live
Florida
Website
Cost: We are pleased to share this series with our community at no cost. If you can, please consider making a 100% tax deductible donation to the museum.

Join us for a virtual town hall with Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Billy Porter, moderated by Tom Healy.

Over the past 2 years, the Curator Culture series at The Bass has brought together prominent artists and leading architects, scientists, journalists and influential leaders from many fields for public conversations about fostering creativity in a complicated world. The world has suddenly become much more complicated. How do we respond to the profound economic and cultural disruptions that are unfolding during this global pandemic? What opportunities exist for new ways of solving problems and working together?

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with Cey Adams 5/21/20

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with Cey Adams
Thursday, 05/21/2020 – 05:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Virtual/Online

Florida
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Cost: Free

Business for the Arts Broward (BFA) continues its Arts Mean Business Speaker Series (AMB) with the return of renowned graffiti artist Cey Adams as a free virtual event. Due to limited space, viewers who wish to attend the Q&A are required to RSVP at rvegas@bfabroward.org or call 954-940-5344 to receive the link.

Adams emerged from the downtown graffiti movement to exhibit alongside fellow artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. The New York City native appeared in the historic 1982 PBS documentary Style Wars, which tracks subway graffiti in New York. He served as creative director for Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons’ Def Jam Recordings, where he co-founded the Drawing Board, the label’s in-house visual design firm, creating visual identities, album covers, logos and advertising campaigns for Run DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Notorious B.I.G., Maroon 5 and Jay-Z.
Adams exhibits, lectures and teaches art workshops at the Smithsonian

AMB is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to AMB, including Art & Soul, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll.

COVID-19 and Your Business: Preparing for the New Normal Webinar 4/29/20

COVID-19 and Your Business: Preparing for the New Normal Webinar
Wednesday, 04/29/2020 – 02:30 pm – 03:30 pm
AXS Law Group
2121 NW 2nd Ave
Miami Florida 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Join legal experts Ben Wolkov Jeremy Ben-David Andrew Cromer Lauren Forenza and Morgan Geller for a Roundtable Q&A Discussion to talk about the COVID-19 impact on business and how to prepare your business for the new normal. The webinar is free and open to the public.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/92381627910?pwd=ekx0cmhraEY1VTBFSG93WEV6TU5XZz09

Password: 259952

Submit your questions ahead of time: info@axslawgroup.com

Live Virtual Scholl Lecture Series: Jerry Saltz 4/9/20

Live Virtual Scholl Lecture Series: Jerry Saltz
Thursday, 04/09/2020 – 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
https://www.facebook.com/events/232939888090323/,
, Florida
Website
Cost: Free

Join us digitally for a lively conversation featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Jerry Saltz, moderated by PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. The conversation is inspired by the recent release of his book How to Be an Artist, described in Saltz’s own words as “33 rules to take you from clueless amateur to generational talent (or at least help you live life a little more creatively).” #MuseumFromHome with us to participate in a live conversation with former long-distance truck driver, self-proclaimed failed artist, and America’s most energetic art critic.

Lecture series available via Facebook Live.

Mika Leon from Caja Caliente Launches IG LIVE Cooking Class Series “CASA CALIENTE” this Friday 4/3/20

Mika Leon from Caja Caliente Launches IG LIVE Cooking Class Series “CASA CALIENTE” this Friday
Friday, 04/03/2020 – 11:30 am –
Instagram Live
Website
Cost:

Mika Leon from Caja Caliente Launches IG LIVE Cooking Class Series “CASA CALIENTE” this Friday @11:30AM – Episode 1 – Picadillo Featured on Beat Bobby Flay with a healthy twist

Mika Leon, from Caja Caliente will be launching an IG Live Cooking Class named “CASA CALIENTE” this Friday April 3 at 11:30AM, her live channel will be via instagram through her personal account @MIKABITES! Locals will have the chance to learn how to make recipes dear to Mika’s heart of new dishes and items they are used to having. This is the first time Mika shares her recipes with her followers and Caja Caliente go-ers. The first episode will feature the dish Mika made on the Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay, her famous Picadillo, viewers can expect to see a healthy twist to the signature Cuban dish. Additionally, she will also highlight the versatility of Picadillo, showcasing how the dish can also be recreated and stuffed in a “papa rellenas” or “empanadas”. Mika Leon grew up having Picadillo at home and at every family party, she is excited to open her kitchen to the community week after week, bringing some entertainment all while teaching others how to cook tasty dishes! For more information visit http://caja-caliente.com/ or https://www.instagram.com/mikabites/

Link where to log in for the LIVE /
https://www.instagram.com/mikabites/

Meet Award-Winning “Fly, Fly Away” Author Pamela Bauer Mueller at History Fort Lauderdale 3/23/20

Meet Award-Winning “Fly, Fly Away” Author Pamela Bauer Mueller at History Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 03/23/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale (New River Inn)
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, continues to celebrate Women’s History Month with an exclusive opportunity to meet award-winning “Fly, Fly Away” (Piñata Publishing; ISBN 978-0-9809163-6-2) author Pamela Bauer Mueller on Monday, March 23, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., in The New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale). The event is free. Mueller will be sharing passages and signing copies of her newest book that introduces readers to the dramatic, heart-wrenching true story of “Pedro Pan” children.

Pamela Bauer Mueller has a well-deserved reputation for showcasing men and women of significance in American history. Now through impeccable research and expressive writing, she introduces thousands of Pedro Pan children and their families through carefully crafted stories of three-dimensional characters.

“Fly, Fly Away” takes a bold step away from her seven award-winning historical novels. She shares the unforgettable story of how families coped with the loss of their beloved children, how compassionate Americans mobilized a major national campaign to give those children a chance to find happiness, and how the children rushed into independent lifestyles, one trial and error at a time. Mueller weaves together unforgettable tales of loss, resourcefulness and romance, recounted by brave adolescents thrown into a new world of uncertainty and constant culture shock. The result is a compelling story of the Cuban revolution from the point of view of resilient youngsters and families facing setbacks and inspiration.

Mueller’s meticulous research and extensive interviews with people who lived through the Pedro Pan movement also give readers insight into an historic example of America’s generosity as a nation and history of compassionate sharing with neighbors in dire need.

The winner of three Georgia Author of the Year awards, Mueller based “Fly, Fly Away” on meticulous research and extensive interviews with many participants and experts. Historical facts are developed and showcased with creative story-telling and memorable characters.

Entrance to the meet and great is complimentary with an RSVP at Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/HFLMuellerAuthorSigning.

In addition to author signings, the nonprofit History Fort Lauderdale also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Also currently on display for Women’s History Month is “Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History,” a photo exhibit. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

For tickets and more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

The 32nd Annual wRites of Spring Presents A Woman’s Voice: Class, Color and Culture 3/24/20

The 32nd Annual wRites of Spring Presents A Woman’s Voice: Class, Color and Culture
Tuesday, 03/24/2020 – 11:00 am – 09:00 pm
Broward College- North Campus Library Lobby and Auditorium
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd FL 33066,
Coconut Creek, Florida 33066
Website
Cost: Free

Student Art Exhibit on Display in Library Lobby
(All week)
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11:00am-12:15pm: Open Mic and Student Talent Showcase
Facilitated by Professor Chad Stewart

1:00-3:00pm: The Human Library
Facilitated by Victor Lawrence and Cristy Moran
North Regional/Broward College Library Courtyard

6:30-9:00pm: Screening of Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust with Panel Discussion, “At the Crossroads: African American Journeys in Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust” Facilitated by Professor Donna Samet, Dr. Alina Patriche, and Dr. Chris Gage

Farmer’s Table Health & Wellness Talk with host Brian Clement! 3/19/20

Farmer’s Table Health & Wellness Talk with host Brian Clement!
Thursday, 03/19/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Farmer's Table
951 US Highway 1,
North Palm Beach, Florida 33408
Website
Cost:

Farmer’s Table presents a Health and Wellness Table Talk with guest host Brian Clement, Director of Hippocrates Health Institute
Join Brian Clement, Director of Hippocrates Health Institute and a host of Palm Beach County’s own Legends 100.3 Radio, and Joey Giannuzzi, co-owner of Farmer’s Table, in an evening of Health & Wellness Table Talks. Gain insight on attaining health, enhancing longevity, and maintaining vitality to enrich and extend your life. The lecture will be a live remote broadcast on Legends, and will include an exclusive Q&A with Brian Clement as well as an opportunity to talk with him one on one.
Complimentary event. RSVP to reserve your spot at 561-691-3431.
Farmer’s Table North Palm Beach
951 US Highway 1
North Palm Beach, Fl 33408
www.dinefarmerstable.com

Museum of Graffiti Presents Claw Money Take Over 3/7/20


Museum of Graffiti Presents Claw Money Take Over
Saturday, 03/07/2020 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Museum of Graffiti
299 NW 25th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $16

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Museum of Graffiti welcomes female graffiti artist, author, fashion guru, and internet personality Claudia Gold to Miami. Claudia AKA “Claw Money” set precedents by being the first female artist to do collaborations with big-name companies such as Nike, Mountain Dew, NASCAR, Van’s, and Calvin Klein.

Join us on March 7, 2020 for a CLAW MONEY TAKE OVER.

11am: Graffiti manicures with Claw & Co. Polish courtesy of Vanity Projects

1pm: Art Talk moderated by Alan Ket

3pm: Print Release and Signing

Social Security and Your Retirement 4/21/20

Social Security and Your Retirement
Tuesday, 04/21/2020 – 06:00 pm – 07:30 pm
BrightStar Credit Union Headquarters
5901 Del Lago Circle,
Sunrise, Florida 33313
Website
Cost: Free

Make the most of your benefits during retirement

Join us for an Educational Seminar!

Regardless of when you plan to retire, Social Security will likely be an important part of the road ahead. Join us for a no-cost, no-obligation seminar that will answer your Social Security questions and discuss routes you can take to help get the most out of your benefits. Find out how to set a clear direction on your road to retirement.

We will be offering refreshments while supplies last. Please no children under 16.

Scholl Lecture Series: Kimberly Drew in Conversation with Loni Johnson 2/13/20

Scholl Lecture Series: Kimberly Drew in Conversation with Loni Johnson
Thursday, 02/13/2020 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost:

In celebration of Black History Month and anticipation of Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Seventh Annual Art + Soul, celebrating the Fund for African American Art, join us for a special conversation between writer, curator, and activist Kimberly Drew and visual artist, educator, mother, and activist Loni Johnson.
Drew and Johnson will discuss Drew’s work in developing the Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art, her forthcoming book “Black Futures,” and her role in various spaces and institutions, including The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Met.
This conversation will highlight PAMM’s year-round work and dedication to diversifying and enriching the museum’s permanent collection through the acquisition of contemporary art by African American and African diaspora artists.

4Ward Americas – LGBTQI Human Rights, Business Expo and Life Symposium 2/14/20, 2/15/20

4Ward Americas – LGBTQI Human Rights, Business Expo and Life Symposium
Friday, 02/14/2020 – 02/15/2020 09:00 am – 06:30 pm
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: 50-125

Join us on February 14th and 15th, 2020 for our 2nd annual 4Ward Americas LGBTQI Human Rights, Business Expo and Life Symposium located this year at the Miami Beach Convention Center with a special STATE OF THE COMMUNITY LUNCHEON hosted by the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Through two days of speakers, panel discussions and workshops, we will address relevant topics in business, healthcare and wellness, human rights, spirituality, civic engagement and life planning impacting the community on local, national, and international levels. During the Symposium, attendees will be able to interact with representatives from international chambers of commerce, local government, healthcare providers and advisors and many other local businesses and organizations providing services and outreach specific to the LGBTQI community. Come learn, grow, connect, collaborate, inspire and transform with us.

Our mission at 4Ward Miami is to promote diversity & inclusivity, economic status and civil rights through the 4Ward Americas LGBTQI Human Rights Symposium, Gay8 Festival, and other community engagement, human rights and cultural arts programming and events.

Paris to Pittsburgh Screening at 1 Hotel South Beach 1/16/20

Paris to Pittsburgh Screening at 1 Hotel South Beach
Thursday, 01/16/2020 – 01/16/2020 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Website
Cost: $15

Join us for a screening of Paris To Pittsburgh, followed by an informative talk led by Caroline Lewis, Founder of The CLEO Institute, who is also featured in the film.

The CLEO Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization exclusively dedicated to climate change education, engagement, and advocacy

Ticket Price includes snacks & (2) complimentary beverages

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to CLEO institute.

“Paris to Pittsburgh brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future – and the Trump administration’s explosive decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement – the film captures what’s at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding.”

Learn the fundamentals of Google Ads to grow your business! 12/5/19

Learn the fundamentals of Google Ads to grow your business!
Thursday, 12/05/2019 – 06:00 pm – 07:30 pm
Circle House Coffee
727 NE 3rd Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Join us in learning the best practices for using Google Ads to promote your business services and products.
The presenter, Chris Caputo, is a technology executive with experience in software development and business operations. His insight into how Google Ads works will help your business cultivate an understanding and plan to use the platform.
BrightStar CU will be providing all attendees with something to eat or drink.
RSVP today to save your seat!

Pen Women Writers Club 12/5/19

Pen Women Writers Club
Thursday, 12/05/2019 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar
5283 W Atlantic Ave,
Delray Beach, Florida 33428
Website
Cost: Free

Writers, authors and playwrights who are in the Pen Women Club will attend to the Pen Women event at the Big Apple Shopping Bazaar. Writers will be talking about their books and offering them for sale. It’s all about books and plays.

CannaFamilia presentado por Trulieve | El Cannabis Como Medicina, Parte 1 11/15/19

CannaFamilia presentado por Trulieve | El Cannabis Como Medicina, Parte 1
Friday, 11/15/2019 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Miami Dade College- North Campus
11380 Northwest 27th Avenue Science Complex Building A , Room A104,
Miami, Florida 33167
Eventbrite
Cost: 0

CANNAFAMILIA is a 3 part Spanish event series designed to break through the stigma about Cannabis within the Spanish Communities.
About this Event
CannaFamilia presentado por Trulieve es una serie de 3 partes diseñado para romper el estigma sobre el cannabis dentro de las comunidades hispanas. Todos nuestros eventos son gratuitos si se registra y están diseñados para educar e informar. Nunca habrá consumo de cannabis en estos eventos.

Oradores:
Dr. Martin, Personalized Cannabis Care
Elizabeth Hayes, RN, Compassionate Care Nursing Services
Jennifer Perdomo, Educadora Comunitaria de Trulieve
Danielle Espinel, Autora, Paciente, Cannabis Chef, Fundadora de CANNALATINO
Contacto: somoscannafamilia@gmail.com
Miracle Leaf estará haciendo preanalisis para obtener tu Tarjeta de Marijuana Medicinal

CANNAFAMILIA: is a 3 part event series designed to break through the stigma about Cannabis within the Spanish Communities. All events are free if you register and are designed to educate and inform. There will never be consumption at these events.
Gift: First 50 guests to register on Eventbrite.com will be gifted an autographed book “Lo que se + Recetas” by Cannabis Author Danielle Espinel.
Miracle Leaf will be doing Prescreens for Medical Marijuana Card
Speakers:
Dr. Martin, Miracle Leaf
Elizabeth Hayes, RN Compassionate Care Nursing Services
Jennifer Perdomo, Trulieve Community Educator
Danielle Espinel, Author, Patient, Cannabis Chef, Founder of CANNALATINO
Contact: somoscannafamilia@gmail.com

Pratt Presents: In the Margins 12/6/19

Pratt Presents: In the Margins
Friday, 12/06/2019 – 11:00 am – 01:00 pm
The New World Center’s SunTrust Pavilion
500 17th Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Pratt Presents In the Margins: Shifting Artistic and Curatorial Perspectives in an Age of Social Change

Free and open to the public; reservations required

This panel during Art Basel Miami Beach will discuss ways in which contemporary artists address social change and how institutions can support more artist-centered models for cultural engagement. Panelists include artist and curator Dell M. Hamilton; Patton Hindle, Senior Director of Arts at Kickstarter; and Derrick Adams, artist and Pratt Alumnus. Ashley James, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, will moderate the discussion. A reception on the Rooftop Garden will immediately follow.

Panel discussion from 11 AM to noon
Reception immediately following


About Pratt Institute

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