Celebrate National Wine Day with Exclusive Wine Discounts at Diplomat Prime 5/24/24, 5/25/24, 5/26/24

Celebrate National Wine Day with Exclusive Wine Discounts at Diplomat Prime
Friday, 05/24/2024-05/26/2024, 05:30 pm-10:00 pm

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Celebrate National Wine Day by raising a glass at South Florida’s award-winning boutique steakhouse, Diplomat Prime. Enjoy an exclusive 20% discount on all bottles of wine within a vast wine collection, where the festivities extend from May 24th to May 26th. With over 300 varietals to choose from, the selection at Diplomat Prime impeccably complements every occasion and culinary creation. Reserve your table now and take your palate on an unforgettable journey.

Diplomat Prime, nestled within the iconic Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida, offers a premier dining experience. Indulge in the finest culinary creations amidst a sophisticated atmosphere, featuring prime dry-aged beef and seasonal seafood dishes crafted with locally sourced ingredients. With four prestigious 4-Diamond Awards, Diplomat Prime stands as the highest-rated steakhouse in South Florida, setting the benchmark for excellence in steak and seafood cuisine. Whether you’re seeking a romantic evening, a celebratory gathering, or private group dining experiences, Diplomat Prime caters to diverse tastes and ensures an unforgettable dining journey. Reservations are recommended to secure your culinary experience.

Artist Talks on Zoom aka BackChat 4/25/24, 6/20/24, 8/22/24

Artist Talks on Zoom aka BackChat
Thursday, 04/25/2024-08/22/2024, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm

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Engage with the Luminaries of Diaspora through Art and Dialogue

Searching for a space where art, culture, and powerful conversations converge? Look no further than the Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator’s February Back-Chat!

Join us in the illuminating online series – Back-Chat from Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator. Back-Chat is your portal to a world where diasporic narratives and experiences are shared and celebrated. Whether you are an artist, a scholar, or simply someone who appreciates the depth of cultural expression, this event is crafted just for you.

Imagine an evening spent absorbed in the rich tapestry of diasporic life, hearing first-hand from visionaries. Through their lenses, we will explore the critical ‘spaces of in-between’ – those realms that exist beyond borders and the traditional constraints of culture and creativity.

Don’t miss out on this transformative experience. Reserve your virtual seat now.

American Heritage Schools Summer Programs Open House 3/6/24, 4/17/24, 5/22/24

American Heritage Schools Summer Programs Open House
Wednesday, 03/06/2024-, 06:30 pm-07:30 pm

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American Heritage Schools, the top-ranked PK3 through 12 college preparatory schools, are pleased to announce that its summer programs, including Day Camp and Summer Education, will be offered in-person or online during Summer 2024. The summer programs will run for nine weeks starting June 10 through August 9, 2024.

Summer Camp Programs:

American Heritage Schools’ summer camp programs are designed for children ages 3-13. American Heritage Schools provides Day Camp and specialty camps, including Robotics, Art, Science, Musical Theatre, Video Production and Sports camps. Specialty camps vary by campus. Each camper will enjoy age-appropriate activities supervised by American Heritage Schools’ highly qualified staff. The summer camps are directed by state-certified teachers and college or high school students who have been carefully screened by American Heritage Schools.

Summer Education:

American Heritage Schools’ Summer Education offers an extensive course catalog of over 120 enrichment and reinforcement courses (three-week sessions or weekly seminars), specifically designed with student interest and engagement in mind, to students from Pre-K3 through 12th grade. Most of the classes are offered live online and/or in person at one of American Heritage Schools’ two 40-acre campuses. The Broward Campus is located in Plantation, Florida, and the Palm Beach Campus is located in Delray Beach, Florida. American Heritage Schools’ Summer Programs also offer a wide variety of enrichment and reinforcement programs for Junior High School (grades 6-8) and Lower School (PK3 to 5th grade) students as well as one-on-one tutoring options for those looking to enhance their skills and build confidence as we head into the new school year.

Ahead of the summer programs, American Heritage Schools will host virtual open houses on three different dates. The Summer Programs Open House dates and registration links are as follows:

March 6, 2024
6:30 p.m. ET – Grades PK3-8 – https://ahschool.info/SummerMarchLS
7:15 p.m. ET – Grades 9-12 – https://ahschool.info/SummerMarchUS

April 17, 2024
6:30 p.m. ET – Grades PK3-8 – https://ahschool.info/SummerAprilLS
7:15 p.m. ET – Grades 9-12 – https://ahschool.info/SummerAprilUS

May 22, 2024
6:30 p.m. ET – Grades PK3-8 – https://ahschool.info/SummerMayLS
7:15 p.m. ET – Grades 9-12 – https://ahschool.info/SummerMayUS

Is Your LinkedIn Secure? 1/25/24

Is Your LinkedIn Secure?
Thursday, 01/25/2024-, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm

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Is Your LinkedIn Secure?

LinkedIn stores a significant amount of personal and professional information about its users. If hacked, this information could be exposed, including email addresses, job titles, company affiliations, and potentially sensitive business-related data.

As an industry professional, your LinkedIn profile is a large part of your reputation and professional network.

Keep up to date with your LinkedIn security solutions.

Wondering if your LinkedIn account is truly protected against bad actors?
Join cyber security expert, Amir Sachs as he deep dives into critical security settings for keeping your LinkedIn account secure.

Learn how to keep your business, reputation, and account safe!

American Heritage Schools Conducts National Job Search during their “Virtual Job Fair and Free Continuing Education” 1/30/24

American Heritage Schools Conducts National Job Search during their “Virtual Job Fair and Free Continuing Education”
Tuesday, 01/30/2024-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm

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American Heritage Schools is conducting a national job search and inviting educators from throughout the country to attend its virtual “Job Fair and Free Continuing Education” webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, at 7 p.m.

From the convenience of their homes, attendees will learn about job opportunities and the benefits of teaching at American Heritage Schools’ Broward Campus and Palm Beach Campus.

During the webinar, participants will hear directly from the American Heritage Schools President Dr. Douglas Laurie about how the schools’ mentoring program supports educators in their professional growth. They will also earn 1.5 hours of continuing education credit offered by the Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF) by attending this insightful webinar featuring guest speaker Todd Nesloney – a nationally-recognized educator, award-winning author and two-time TEDx speaker.

Synergetic Proof Virtual Art Fair 12/18/23

Synergetic Proof Virtual Art Fair
Monday, 12/18/2023-01/15/2024, 07:00 am-07:00 am

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Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (DVCAI) and Extra Virgin Press welcome you to the 2023-2024 DVCAI Virtual Art Fair hosted on the DVCAI website www.dvcai.org.

This fourth iteration of the program is an online gallery that offers affordable works by leading Miami-based and Caribbean artists.

Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator presents this fair in partnership with Tom Virgin of Extra Virgin Press, the premiere letterpress in Miami that facilitates DVCAI limited edition prints and artist in residence projects in their Little Haiti studio.

The title, Synergetic Proof, nods to the collaborative creative and physical processes employed by Master Printmakers and artists who work using experimental and tested printmaking modalities. Participating artists are Carol-Anne McFarlane, Izia Lindsay, Jacoub Reyes, Monica Tyran, Rosa Naday Garmendia, Shawna Moulton, and Tom Virgin.

We encourage you to view the Fair and collect the artworks of these diasporic artists who work in the medium of printmaking.

Make the Season Brighter with the Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative on Giving Tuesday 11/28/23

Make the Season Brighter with the Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative on Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, 11/28/2023-, 12:00 am-11:59 pm

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Help Transform and Save Lives by Giving Resources in South Florida on Giving Tuesday for Disease Prevention & Early Detection of Breast Cancer and Heart Disease

The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative (WBHI)—a leader in disease prevention and early detection—joins Giving Tuesday during the season of giving on November 28. South Florida can raise local funds for disease prevention and early detection of a breast cancer and heart disease by giving at flbreasthealth.com/donate/.

A growing global generosity movement, Giving Tuesday, inspires hundreds of millions of people around the world to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity in their local communities on a that day kicks off the giving season and encourages people to do good.

Throughout the year, WBHI provides those living in South Florida with early detection resources, health education, care coordination, and patient navigation. The organization was designated the first official Florida license plate designed to support Disease Prevention & Early Detection.

Each year, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 43,000 die. Despite remarkable advances in treatment and early detection, breast cancer remains one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers among American women, and it remains one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths. Heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in American women, claiming over 400,000 lives each year, 1 in 3 women or one death every 80 seconds.

The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative
The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative (WBHI), a leader in disease prevention & early detection is dedicated to transforming and saving lives while providing at-risk women, community members, and college students with the prevention and early detection necessary to beat the odds of breast cancer and heart disease. The organization firmly believes that early detection and living disease deterrent lifestyles are critical in the prevention and reducing the risks of breast cancer and heart disease, leading causes of death in women. Throughout the year, WBHI provides those living in South Florida with early detection resources, health education, care coordination, and patient navigation. For more information about the Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative, visit https://flbreasthealth.com/, and follow us on Facebook.com/TheWBHI and Instagram@wbhi.

Author Lucas Hilderbrand Discusses His New Book, The Bars Are Ours: Histories and Cultures of Gay Bars in America, 1960 and After 12/5/23

Author Lucas Hilderbrand Discusses His New Book, The Bars Are Ours: Histories and Cultures of Gay Bars in America, 1960 and After
Tuesday, 12/05/2023-, 06:30 pm-07:30 pm

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Author Lucas Hilderbrand’s new book The Bars Are Ours: Histories and Cultures of Gay Bars in America, 1960, will be released on November 21 and at 6:30pm EST on December 5, 2023, Hilderbrand will be live on Zoom and Facebook to discuss and answer questions.

For the better part of a century, gay bars have operated as the most visible institutions of the LGBTQ+ community. In The Bars Are Ours, Lucas Hilderbrand offers a panoramic history of gay bars, showing how they served as the medium for queer communities, politics, and cultures. Hilderbrand cruises from leather in Chicago and drag in Kansas City to activism against gentrification in Boston and racial discrimination in Atlanta and beyond; from New York City to Houston and San Francisco, with Latinx venues in Los Angeles and additional stops in Denver, Detroit, Seattle, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Orlando, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Texas, Hildebrand artfully demonstrates the intoxicating, even world-making roles that bars have played in queer public life across the country.

American Heritage Schools Virtual Job Fair and Free Continuing Education Webinar 11/14/23

American Heritage Schools Virtual Job Fair and Free Continuing Education Webinar
Tuesday, 11/14/2023-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm

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American Heritage Schools, the top-ranked PK3 through 12 college preparatory school, invites educators from throughout the country to its virtual “Job Fair and Free Continuing Education” webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. From the convenience of their homes, attendees will learn about job opportunities and the benefits of teaching at American Heritage Schools’ Broward Campus and Palm Beach Campus.

Viewers will hear directly from the American Heritage Schools President Dr. Douglas Laurie about how the Schools’ mentoring program supports educators in their professional growth. They will also earn 1.5 hours of continuing education credit offered by the Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF) by attending a transformative webinar featuring guest speaker Weston Kieschnick – an award-winning educator, best-selling author, coach and TEDx speaker renowned for his mantra, “Technology is awesome. Teachers are better.” Using his vast coaching experience worldwide, Kieschnick will show how effective teaching and technology come together to create dynamic, blended learning settings.

Kieschnick is the author of “The Educator’s ATLAS, Bold School, Breaking Bold,” co-author of “The Learning Transformation: A Guide to Blended Learning for Administrators” and the creator and host of “Teaching Keating” – one of the most downloaded podcasts for educators and parents on iTunes.

American Heritage Schools is a leader in private education, academic excellence and innovation. With two 40-acre campuses, one in Broward County and one in Palm Beach County, Florida, they serve over 4,800 students in grades Pre-K 3 through 12. American Heritage Schools was recently named the No. 1 Private School for academic success with the highest number of National Merit Scholars of all private schools in the nation. For over 55 years, American Heritage Schools’ mission of knowledge, integrity and compassion through developing the full potential of each child to be an active, intelligent, creative and contributing member of society.

American Heritage Schools’ virtual “Job Fair and Continuing Education” event is free to attend. For more information about the event and registration, please visit: https://ahschool.info/NovJobFair

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

Dolphin Mall is Calling All Shoppers to Celebrate Halloween with Spooky Haunted Houses and FREE Goodie Bags Now Through October 31 10/31/23

Dolphin Mall is Calling All Shoppers to Celebrate Halloween with Spooky Haunted Houses and FREE Goodie Bags Now Through October 31
Tuesday, 10/31/2023-, 10:00 am-09:00 pm

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The Halloween celebrations are in full swing at Dolphin Mall as the shopping center announces spooky, month-long experiences for all to enjoy – including FREE goodie bags for young ghouls and goblins and two haunted encounters – now through October 31, 2023.

The goodie bags are filled with candy, chocolate, a Passport to Shopping discount booklet and a kids’ meal coupon. Starting October 20, children can stop by the Information Booth near Entry 3 between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. (with a parent or guardian) to receive their bags. Goodie bags are limited to one per child, and chocolate may contain peanuts. As a special treat, all children’s stores at Dolphin Mall will also give away candy on October 31.

For those seeking the Halloween experience of their nightmares, Dolphin Mall will host two experiences:

No Way Out Miami:

This haunted house experience promises visitors will ‘never sleep again’ and is located at Entry 3 at the former TGI Fridays location for all who dare to enter. Depending on date selection, cost ranges between $15 – $30 per person and entry times vary. Visitors can also enjoy free entry to the Monster Lounge until 3 a.m., along with a selection of bites and spine-chilling cocktails.

No Way Out Miami is available now through October 31.

Vivo! Dolphin Mall’s Nightmare on 12th Street Halloween Party:

Dolphin Mall’s newest entertainment addition, Vivo! Dolphin Mall, will host Nightmare on 12th Street on October 28 starting at 9 p.m. This Halloween bash will include:

Live music & DJs

VIP drink packages

Scare-tastic photo-ops

Performers from Halloween movie classics

$2,500 in cash and prizes for winners of the costume contests

General admission is $10, and VIP tickets start at $50.

Drawing on Discovery 11/17/23

Drawing on Discovery
Friday, 11/17/2023-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm

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Cost: free to attend / $10 suggested donation

The artist Juan Sebastian Restrepo (also known as Zeb) will be leading an online workshop over the origins of one and two point perspective. They will also go in-depth over the devices used to achieve such vantage points among other important terms and concepts.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, this drawing workshop is perfect for anyone looking to unleash their creativity. Drawing on Discovery workshops aim to free you from any creative blocks and invite you to tap into your real Self by connecting with others.

At collaboARTive, you’ll find a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere that fosters creativity and collaboration. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of art and connect with fellow art enthusiasts. All levels of ability are welcome.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from Zeb and take your drawing skills to the next level!

Protecting Paradise Ensuring Your Condo’s Future Amidst Rising Insurance Rates and Coverage Requirements 10/12/23

Protecting Paradise Ensuring Your Condo’s Future Amidst Rising Insurance Rates and Coverage Requirements
Thursday, 10/12/2023-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm

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Eisinger Law Firm, in partnership with Castle Group and the Insurance Office of America, will hold a webinar that discusses how to ensure your investment property is secure during uncertain times due to rising insurance rates and coverage requirements.

Bhagavad Gita Decoded – Lecture Series 9/26/23

Bhagavad Gita Decoded – Lecture Series
Tuesday, 09/26/2023-09/29/2023, 06:45 pm-08:00 pm
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Learn how ancient wisdom can make your life stress-free, productive and purposeful from Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8. The Bhagavad Gita teaches us that real happiness lies within, not outside. Learn how to go within and be independent of the external world.

Watch Sunandaji speak on “The Yoga of Imperishable Brahman” from the Bhagavad Gita from September 26 – 29. Register free at VedantaUSA.org

Deep Dives for Special Collections – Art for the People 9/14/2023

Deep Dives for Special Collections – Art for the People
Thursday, 09/14/2023-, 01:00 pm-02:30 pm

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ART FOR THE PEOPLE

A History of Illustration Techniques in Books and Popular Media

presented by
Robin Potter Nolasco

September 14, 2023
1 p.m. (EDT)

Join us as we showcase notable materials from the department of Special Collections that were once printed to be distributed widely, such as popular books, children’s primers, broadsides and pamphlets, and posters and advertisements.

Special Collections Librarian Robin Potter Nolasco will discuss the history of illustration printing techniques and their many uses to make and reproduce images. Robin will also explore the ways images were used alongside texts to influence, entertain, and inspire the public.

DigiMarCon At Home 2023 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference 11/6/23,11/7/23,11/8/23

DigiMarCon At Home 2023 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference
Monday, 11/06/2023-11/08/2023, 09:00 am-04:00 pm

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Cost: $147

DigiMarCon At Home 2023 is your chance to …
– Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry.
– Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
– Network with thought leaders, reunite with your peers and build your professional network.

The 8th annual DigiMarCon At Home, the Premier Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference Online will be held November 6th and 8th, 2023, available live stream and on-demand. Join your peers online for 3-days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking.

Expand your knowledge on the following topics: Account-Based Marketing, Behavioral & Neuromarketing, Content Marketing, Conversational Marketing, Conversion Rate Optimization, Data Science & Big Data, Email Marketing, Geo-Targeting & Proximity Marketing, Growth Hacking, Inbound & Outbound Marketing, Influencer Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Native & Contextual Advertising, Omnichannel Marketing, Paid Search Marketing, Personalization & Privacy.

You’ll also learn the following: Podcast & Webinar Marketing, PR & Cause Marketing, Predictive Analytics & Attribution, Programmatic Advertising, Sales & Marketing Automation, Search Engine Optimization, Shopper Marketing, Marketing & Customer Experience, Social Commerce, Social Media Marketing, UI / UX Design, User-Generated Content, Video Marketing, Viral & Buzz Marketing, Visual & Voice Search, Web Analytics, and much more!

At DigiMarCon At Home 2023, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head, notebooks and professional toolkit full of action items and ideas to lead and supercharge your agency / team / account to even greater success.

Be a part of DigiMarCon At Home and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world.

See why people keep coming back year after year to this must-attend event! Register and secure your seat today.

For more details visit https://digimarconathome.com.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts Seeks Teen Ambassadors 7/28/23

Broward Center for the Performing Arts Seeks Teen Ambassadors
Friday, 07/28/2023-08/28/2023, 12:00 am-05:00 pm

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The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is accepting applications from high school students interested in arts, journalism and marketing to join the 2023/2024 Broward Center Teen Ambassador Program. High school students attending public, private or home school in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties are invited to apply to become a Teen Ambassador.

As Broward Center Teen Ambassadors, high school students will have a unique opportunity to earn community service hours and learn about careers in the arts. Access to behind-the-scenes experiences and select educational opportunities, invitations to attend unforgettable performances in every artistic discipline free of charge and participation in master classes, backstage tours and monthly meetings are among the many experiences that come to life for Teen Ambassadors. Up to 24 students are selected annually for the program, which kicks off in October and concludes in May.

All applications must be completed by Monday, August 28 at 5 p.m. and submitted by email. Mailed or in-person applications will not be accepted. Applications submitted by a parent or guardian on behalf of the applicant will not be considered.

For more information, visit BrowardCenter.org/teenambassador, call 954.414.6904 or email teenambassador@browardcenter.org.

A Conversation with Brandon Wolf Presented by Stonewall National Museum, Archives, and Library 7/25/23

A Conversation with Brandon Wolf Presented by Stonewall National Museum, Archives, and Library
Tuesday, 07/25/2023-, 06:30 pm-07:30 pm

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Brandon J. Wolf is a survivor of the 2016 terror attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando and a nationally recognized public speaker and advocate for LGBTQ+ civil rights and gun-safety reform. He’s been a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, USA Today, and the Washington Post. Wolf is discussing his book, A Place For Us, and more… tune in right from the comfort of your couch! Presented by SNMAL

Nursing Education 2023 9/13/23 – 9/14/23

Nursing Education 2023
Wednesday, 09/13/2023-09/14/2023, 09:00 am-05:00 pm

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Cost: 399$

31st International Conference on Nursing Education & Research
31st International Conference on Nursing Education & Research welcomes you for this time in Rome, Italy during September 13-14, 2023. The main theme of our conference is “Good Outcomes from Nursing Research and Technological Advancements in Nursing Education “.

Nursing Education 2023 will be an examination of the newest successions in Nurse Career And Education, Nursing Research And Evidence Based Practice, Types Of Nursing Education, Nursing In Emergency Medicine, Patient Safety & Health Care, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Travel Nurse, Midwifery & Women’s Health, Professional And Continuing Nursing Education, Teaching Strategies In Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics & Management, Nursing Safety, Critical Care And Emergency Nursing, Legal Nursing, Environmental Health Nursing, Telemedicine And E-Health, Future Of Nursing Education, Pediatric Nursing, Clinical Nursing, Cardiac Nursing, Nursing Education and Research, Oncology Nursing, Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing and more.

Abstracts are welcome in all areas related to Nursing Education & Research for more information: https://nursingeducation.euroscicon.com/

(Special discount on group registration)

Miami Hotel Months 6/6/23 – 9/30/23

Miami Hotel Months
Sunday, 06/06/2023-09/30/2023, 12:00 am-12:00 am

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Calling all vacationers and staycationers – the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is making it easier than ever to indulge in some much-needed rest and relaxation through Miami Hotel Months. From June 1 to September 30, locals and visitors can enjoy more than 80 exclusive offers such as special family packages, earn resort credits, enjoy luxury amenities, complimentary meals, and more at top hotels and resorts including Carillon Wellness Resort, Beacon Hotel South Beach, InterContinental Miami, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, SLS South Beach. Visit MiamiTemptations.com for a full list of offers. 

Paid UMass Research Study for Kids 5-12 6/13/23

Paid UMass Research Study for Kids 5-12
ONLINE ONLY EVENT
Saturday, 06/13/2023, 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Contact Phone Number (305) 761-8956
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Entry Fee: Get paid $5

We create kid-friendly research studies to better understand how children are processing social information. In this study, we want to better understand what kids think about authority figures, like police or firefighters, and how they interact with kids from different social groups like race or gender.

Manatee Lagoon’s “Wild About Wildlife” Virtual Summer Camp 6/12/23

Manatee Lagoon’s “Wild About Wildlife” Virtual Summer Camp
Monday, 06/12/2023-06/14/2023, 07:00 am-03:00 pm

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WHEN:           Week-long morning summer camp sessions on June 12-16, 2023, and July 10-14, 2023.

June 12 – 16: World Ocean Week

From birds to sea turtles to manatees and more, campers will go on an exciting mission to explore our world ocean and learn what scientists are doing to protect it.

July 10 – 14: Wild About Wildlife Week

Campers will come along on a virtual adventure to hear about the intriguing stories of some amazing animals and learn how they can help conserve wildlife in their own lives.

To learn more or register for the virtual camp, please visit: https://www.visitmanateelagoon.com/virtual-summer-camp
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Space is limited. Connect with each organization on social media by following:

Manatee Lagoon:

@manateelagoon (Facebook, Instagram); @insideFPL #ManateeLagoon (Twitter)

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium:

@motemarinelab (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

Loggerhead Marinelife Center:

@loggerheadmarinelifecenter (Facebook, Instagram); @loggerheadMC (Twitter)

                                                  

CONTACT: (Media only) Hannah Aldridge, 407-416-5535

Hannah.Aldridge@rbbcommunications.com

About Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center®

Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center® is a free Palm Beach County educational attraction with a dedicated area to view manatees up close. The 16,000-square-foot center features engaging, hands-on exhibits for visitors to learn all about these unique marine mammals as well as the natural wonders of the surrounding Lake Worth Lagoon. During the colder winter months, the facility’s observation deck is the ideal spot to view manatees basking in the clean, warm-water outflows from Florida Power & Light Company’s adjacent Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center. Manatee Lagoon also offers digital resources and educational virtual content for manatee fans near and far on its website: VisitManateeLagoon.com. During manatee season (November 15- March 31) the center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Mondays during the summer.

About Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, located in Loggerhead Park, Juno Beach, Florida, is a sea turtle research, rehabilitation, education, and conservation center. The Center also manages the Juno Beach Pier across the street from the park. Established in 1983, Loggerhead Marinelife Center seeks to promote conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. Its facilities include a sea turtle hospital, a research laboratory, and exhibit areas, including live sea turtles and other coastal creatures.

About Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, based in Sarasota, Florida, has conducted marine research since its founding as a small, one-room laboratory in 1955. Since then, Mote has grown to encompass more than 20 research and conservation programs that span the spectrum of marine science: sustainable aquaculture systems designed to alleviate growing pressures on wild fish populations; red tide research that works to inform the public and mitigate the adverse effects of red tide with innovative technologies; marine animal science, conservation and rehabilitation programs dedicated to the protection of animals such as sea turtles, manatees and dolphins; and much more. Mote Aquarium, accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, is open 365 days per year. Learn more at www.mote.org.

American Heritage Schools Summer Programs Open House 5/24/23

American Heritage Schools Summer Programs Open House
ONLINE ONLY EVENT
Wednesday, 05/24/2023, 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm
Entry Fee: Free

The prestigious American Heritage Schools, the top-ranked PK3 through 12 college preparatory schools, are pleased to announce that its summer programs, including Day Camp and Summer Institute, will be offered in-person or online during Summer 2023. The summer programs will run for nine weeks starting June 12 through August 11, 2023.

Summer Camp Programs:
American Heritage Schools’ summer camp programs are designed for children ages 3-14. In addition to Day Camp, specialty camps vary by campus, and include Robotics, Art, Science, Musical Theatre, Video Production and Sports camps. Each camper enjoys age-appropriate activities supervised by American Heritage Schools’ highly qualified staff.

Cabins for ages 3-5 are co-ed, while ages 6-13 have separate cabins for boys and girls. All cabins, which are classrooms during the school year, are air conditioned and campers take pride in decorating them to reflect the cabin’s theme.

To expand the number of recreational activities available to campers ages 8-13, age-appropriate field trips are scheduled. Bus transportation is provided by C & L Bus Company, which is owned and operated by American Heritage Schools, and all drivers are properly licensed and screened. All field trips are supervised by Off-Campus Directors as well as an appropriate number of counselors. Prior to starting camp, campers will receive a schedule of activities.

The summer camps are directed by state-certified teachers and college or high school students who have been carefully screened by American Heritage Schools. Many of the counselors are students or alumni of the school or have been campers or Counselors In Training (CITs) for a number of years. They are well-trained in safety and camp policies.

For more information or to sign up, please visit: https://ahsummerprograms.com/pages/day-camp

Summer Institute:
The American Heritage Summer Institute is a summer educational program that offers over 120 enrichment and reinforcement courses (three-week sessions or weekly seminars), specifically designed with student interest and engagement in mind, to students from PK3 through 12th grade. Most of the classes are offered live online and/or in person at one of American Heritage Schools’ two 40-acre campuses. The Broward Campus is located in Plantation, Florida, and the Palm Beach Campus is located in Delray Beach, Florida.

American Heritage Schools’ course offerings are often viewed as the gold standard in college-preparatory education and the Summer Institute continues that standard. High school course offerings include advanced test prep, honors and AP level research work, as well as unique pre-professional programs for those interested in future careers in medicine, law, or business entrepreneurship.

The Summer Institute also offers a wide variety of enrichment and reinforcement programs for Junior High School (grades 6-8) and Lower School (Pre-K 3 to 5th grade) students as well as one-on-one tutoring options for those looking to enhance their skills and build confidence as we head into the new school year.

The American Heritage Summer Institute features top-notch instructors, all of whom are degreed and certified professionals in their fields.

For more information or to sign up, please visit: https://ahsummerprograms.com/pages/summer-institute

The summer programs run for nine weeks starting June 12 through August 11, 2023.

For more information and to reserve a spot, please visit https://ahsummerprograms.com or contact 1-888-490-7467 or e-mail summeronlineinquiry@ahschool.com.

Ahead of the summer programs, American Heritage Schools’ will host virtual open houses on three different dates. The Summer Programs Open House dates and registration links are as follows:

● May 24, 2023
○ 6:30 p.m. ET – Grades PK-8 – https://ahschool.info/5-24-23PK-8OH
○ 7:15 p.m. ET – Grades 9-12 – https://ahschool.info/5-24-23_9-12OH

Summer Day Camp prices vary per program and start at $590 per week.

Summer Institute three-week courses start at $1,190 per session.
Summer Institute weekly seminars start at $450 per week.

Bhagavad Gita for Everyday Living 4/16/23

Bhagavad Gita for Everyday Living
Sunday, 04/16/2023-, 10:00 am-11:00 am
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Cost: Free

We are pleased to announce a special online lecture on “Bhagavad Gita for Everyday Living” on Sunday April 16, 2023 at 10 am US ET by Gautamji, senior disciple of Swami Parthasarathy. The ancient wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita has been guiding humanity for thousands of years, hence do not miss this discourse on how the Gita can provide you with inner peace, outward success and overall purpose and fulfilment in life.

More Information at – VedantaUSA

You are encouraged to pass on this information to friends and family so they too can benefit from the Gita’s timeless wisdom that has helped countless people worldwide.

Since this is an online event, anyone anywhere can attend.

We look forward to seeing you online soon!

2023 Spring Speak Up 3/11/23, 3/18/23, 4/1/23, 4/15/23

2023 Spring Speak Up
Saturday, 03/11/2023-04/15/2023, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm

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Cost: Free

Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens.

In this FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing, to boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities.

The program is open to all teens (ages 13-19) and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience is necessary!

American Academy to Host Virtual Webinar “Communicate with Confidence – Techniques for Students with Learning Differences” 3/28/23

American Academy to Host Virtual Webinar “Communicate with Confidence – Techniques for Students with Learning Differences”
Tuesday, 03/28/2023-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
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Cost: Free

American Academy, a program within American Heritage Schools, is pleased to host “Communicate with Confidence – Techniques for Students with Learning Differences,” a virtual event via Zoom on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. EST. This event is part of American Academy’s monthly speaker series, “Experts in Learning Differences.” Hosted by Alexandra Rollins, admissions director of the American Academy Program, the expert speaker for the March event is Eric J. Nach, Ph.D., M.Ed., A.S.D.C., founder and president of the Support for Students Growth.

Before, during and after college, what are the skills young adults with learning differences need in the twenty-first century? The answer is soft skills, also known as communication, time management, organizational and social skills, all of which are vital to student success in college and beyond. Join Dr. Nach, a top developmental and behavioral specialist in the enhancement of student growth and college life skills, who will explain how parents and professionals can identify underdeveloped soft skills and take proactive measures to help students gain greater levels of social and perceptual skills and boost self-confidence to thrive in college and in life.

Dr. Nach is the founder and president of the Support for Students Growth Center located in Boca Raton, Florida. He began his career as a “milieu therapist,” before spending 18 years as a special education department chairperson and teacher with the Palm Beach County school district. Dr. Nach earned a Ph.D., focusing on his dissertation titled “Instructional Use of Research-Based Interventions for Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.” He is also a nationwide speaker who has presented full-day professional (CEU) workshops in nearly a hundred cities to professionals in the field. Dr. Nach addresses topics such as the perceptional, social, behavioral and transitioning needs of students with learning, developmental and perceptual differences and has over three decades of experience counseling, teaching and coaching children, teens, young adults and their families.

The speaker series is streamed live virtually and all previous episodes are available for viewing at any time. 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 place 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/AASeries

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

FPL Seeks Innovative Startups for Next Class of 35 Mules 3/17/23

FPL Seeks Innovative Startups for Next Class of 35 Mules
Friday, 03/17/2023-, 12:00 am-12:00 am

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Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is now accepting applications for its 35 Mules program, an innovation hub powered by FPL that helps entrepreneurs scale their businesses to new heights.

“The 35 Mules program has consistently demonstrated its ability to develop and grow startup companies, supporting jobs and innovation in the state,” said Pam Rauch, FPL vice president of external affairs and economic development. “FPL is excited to select our next class of innovative startups for the program, and I look forward to helping grow a new generation of leaders and continuing to move our state’s business ecosystem forward.”

Benefits of the 35 Mules program include:
• Access to Fortune 200 subject-matter experts across the company
• Leadership and entrepreneurial coaching
• Tailored business curriculum, customer discovery and more
• A non-dilutive $100,000 cash grant, no equity taken
• Dedicated, rent-free workspace with access to world-class facilities

Current cohort startup Digital Twin Marine joined 35 Mules to grow its customer discovery efforts. Digital Twin Marine creates customized 3D virtual replicas of ships, similar to Google Street View, for the maritime industry. These models allow maritime companies to manage projects and market and train crews from anywhere in the world. About their time in the 35 Mules program, company founders Nicole Bruger, CEO, and Tom Bruger, CTO, said, “We had a significantly improved experience because of the time spent on customer discovery and refining our business model using 35 Mules’ tailored curriculum.”

The innovation hub is one of the ways FPL continues to demonstrate its commitment to grow businesses, both new and existing. The program offers startups the opportunity to reach their potential as they partner with an innovative Fortune 200 company, creating the next generation of great innovators.

Apply to the program today at 35Mules.com and stay up to date on all things 35 Mules on LinkedIn.

American Academy to Host Virtual Webinar “Navigating the College Search for Students Who Learn Differently” 2/21/23

American Academy to Host Virtual Webinar “Navigating the College Search for Students Who Learn Differently”
Tuesday, 02/21/2023-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
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Cost: Free

American Academy, a program within American Heritage Schools, is pleased to host “Navigating the College Search for Students Who Learn Differently,” a virtual event via Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. EST. This event is part of American Academy’s monthly speaker series, “Experts in Learning Differences.” Hosted by Alexandra Rollins, admissions director of the American Academy Program, the expert speaker for the February event is Ferne Bork, assistant director of admissions and training coordinator at Landmark College.

The college journey is an exciting time in the lives of students and their families. It can also be incredibly stressful, especially for those children with learning differences. Are they choosing the right college? What questions should they be asking? What level of support do they need? In this episode of “Experts in Learning Differences,” a top college admissions specialist will share details about how parents can gain the knowledge and tools to effectively assess their child’s needs, evaluate the colleges they explore, and successfully prepare for the transition.

Bork is an assistant director of admissions and training coordinator for Landmark College, a four-year liberal arts college in Putney, Vermont, devoted exclusively to students who learn differently. Bork developed a deep connection to Landmark while her son, Aaron, was pursuing his associate degree there. Aaron’s personal experience with the challenges neurodivergent students face in secondary and post-secondary education inspired Bork to create a webinar titled, “Navigating the College Search for Students Who Learn Differently,” which she has presented at countless schools, organizations, and conferences across the country.

“Students who learn differently are apt to compare themselves often and unfavorably to their neurotypical peers, as though they aren’t as intelligent or as capable. Nothing could be farther from the truth,” said Bork. “The fact is they can flourish and contribute in ways that traditional learners may not when they learn to leverage their gifts to meet their challenges. This takes the right setting and the right support.”

The speaker series is streamed live virtually and all previous episodes are available for viewing at any time. 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 place 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/AASeries

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

Homeownership Program Open Enrollment 2/15/23 – 3/31/23

Homeownership Program Open Enrollment
Wednesday, 02/15/2023-03/31/2023, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
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Cost: Free

Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s homeownership program applications to open for new two-story townhomes in Fort Lauderdale and Coral Springs beginning on Wednesday, February 15, via www.habitatbroward.org. The application deadline is Friday, March 31. Qualified prospective homeowners do not want to miss this limited opportunity.

The new energy-efficient, two-story townhomes will include three to four bedrooms, garages, modern kitchens, landscaped yards, and hurricane-impact windows.

These locations are close to city centers, schools, churches, recreational and shopping amenities with easy access to transportation and major traffic corridors.
The application process has four steps that include a pre-qualification questionnaire, orientation, financial analysis review, and face-to-face interview. Successful applicants can expect to move into a home within 12 to 18 months.

Qualifications include but are not limited to the following:
• Must be a first-time homebuyer.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident.
• Must be a current Broward County resident or working in Broward (for a year or more).
• Must demonstrate a need for affordable housing.
• Must be within HUD income guidelines.
• Must be committed to making affordable mortgage payments.
• Must be able to show $3,000 in savings and pay $2,700 in escrow.
Interested families can visit https://habitatbroward.org/apply/ to start the pre-application process after February 15th.

How to Hire for Success™ – Business Workshop 1/31/23

How to Hire for Success™ – Business Workshop
Tuesday, 01/31/2023-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm

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Learn the top 3 methods to hiring better, faster and cheaper from Silicon Valleys’ top people, hiring, success coach and team performance coach.

NOTE: This is NOT FOR RECRUITERS (They don’t build your culture or make your hiring decisions, you do!)

THIS IS FOR: HIRING DECISION MAKERS: Founders, C-level Execs, Hiring Managers, & Solopreneurs

COMPANIES: (Is this you?)
– Between 1 – 650 PEOPLE
– Currently hiring, or going to hire, in 2023
– Hiring between 1 – 450 people in 2023
– Hiring W2, 1099, Full or Part-Time people
– Any location around the world
– Any industry

On January 31, 2023, Alana Fulvio, Silicon Valley’s #1 Hiring & Culture Success Coach, Team Performance Trainer & 13x World Record-holding Athlete, who scaled fast growing Startups like, LINKEDIN and GOPRO, is HOSTING A LIVE (FREE) HIRING FOR SUCCESS™ ZOOM EVENT to reveal the Top 2023 winning strategies (they are simpler than you would expect and any company can use them).

Is this going to be the year your company hires your BEST HIRES, is known for having a GREAT CULTURE, becomes a MAGNET FOR TOP TALENT and spends the LEAST AMOUNT OF TIME & MONEY to do it?

Some of the Rare Methods & Strategies you will learn:
Alana has recruited 1000’s, coached 100’s just like you and built some of the world’s winning talent processes. She will set you apart from the 98% of companies who hire with unoptimized methods and look back on the year and wish they had done it differently.

  • How to create a work culture that people love and is a magnet for top candidates

  • The 3 Keys to a successful interview process candidates tell their network about after

  • The top 2023 Search Strategies that cost less and yield more

  • The Top 3 Ways Hiring Leaders overspend on staffing agencies and how to cut that cost

  • AND SO MUCH MORE! (You’ll want to be there the entire time because Alana always saves a BONUS to give away to a few participants who played full out and she has a surprise for all of you.)

2023 can be THE YEAR YOUR COMPANY WINS BIGGER than you imagined, but you cannot using the same strategies, methods expecting different results. If you want to be a part of the 2% who succeeds, come learn from Alana’s 20+ years and late nights creating winning game plans for leaders just like you.

Don’t Become a Part of The Statistics: This year, 98% of companies, of all sizes, in all markets and locations, will unknowingly hire with the same unmodernized tactics, methods and costly staffing support a wonder why they’re not getting the optimized results they need.

SAVE YOUR SPOT HERE FOR FREE, then, share this with 3 leaders who you believe could use this knowledge too (when your network wins, it comes back to you 10x!)

You are the leader who can win this year, you just have to believe it, step up and have the skills and knowledge to win. Let’s make 2023 the year your pipeline was full of top candidates, your people talked about what a great culture they work in and candidate walks out of their interview in awe of what they just experienced.

Alana is also an intuitive so she can read what is happening at the core of your business and give you the solutions.

Join Alana and her team.

FREE Webinar – Special Assessments 101: Things You Should Know 1/19/23

FREE Webinar – Special Assessments 101: Things You Should Know
Thursday, 01/19/2023-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm

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This special event is a webinar series called the “The Florida Condo Education Initiative”. The Education Initiative is a partnership between the Division of Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes’, Office of the Florida Condominium Ombudsman, and the Condominium and Planned Development Committee of The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar.

American Heritage Schools Invites Educators to Its Virtual “Continuing Education Webinar and Job Fair” 1/31/23

American Heritage Schools Invites Educators to Its Virtual “Continuing Education Webinar and Job Fair”
Tuesday, 01/31/2023-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free

American Heritage Schools, the top-ranked PK3 through 12 college preparatory school, invites educators from throughout the country to its virtual “Continuing Education Webinar and Job Fair” on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. EST. From the convenience of their homes, attendees will learn about job opportunities and the benefits of teaching at American Heritage Schools’ Broward Campus and Palm Beach Campus.

Viewers will hear directly from the American Heritage Schools President, Dr. Douglas Laurie, about how the Schools’ mentoring program supports educators in their professional growth. They will also earn 1.5 hours of continuing education credit offered by the Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF) by attending a keynote address given by nationally recognized teacher A.J. Juliani, founder of Adaptable Learning, on the importance of adaptability in the classroom.

Educating students is hard work. It was before the pandemic, and it has continued to challenge all teachers, coaches, administrators and parents. Going from in-person teaching to remote learning and then to a hybrid approach, educators have seen the need for flexible curriculum and instruction. Juliani’s Keynote builds on the best of what educators have done for years: adapt their instruction to meet the needs of their students.

Juliani serves as faculty for the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (PLN) and is the former Director of Learning and Innovation for Centennial School District. As a curriculum coordinator, tech director, English teacher, football coach, and K-12 instructional coach, he has worked towards innovative learning experiences for schools in various roles. Juliani is also an award-winning blogger, speaker, and author of multiple books, including the best-sellers Adaptable, Empower, and Launch.

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.

· 7-7:30 p.m.: Learn About Opportunities and Benefits of Teaching at American Heritage Schools
· 7:30-8:20 p.m.: A.J. Juliani, Keynote Speech “Adaptability in the Classroom”
· 8:20-8:30 p.m.: Q&A

The virtual “Continuing Education Webinar and Job Fair” event is free to attend. For more information about American Heritage Schools’ Continuing Education & Job Fair and registration, please visit: https://www.ahschool.com/job-fair-1-31-23

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

Suicide Prevention Training 1/12/23

Suicide Prevention Training
Thursday, 01/12/2023-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Join NAMI Miami-Dade for an evidenced-based suicide prevention training. This training session will teach audience members how to identify a mental health crisis, intervene, and direct the person in crisis to proper care. Learn how to reduce suicidal behavior and help save lives.

Receive a certification with attendance. Free on Zoom. https://bit.ly/NAMIQPR12

Gafieira Rio Miami – South Beach Jazz Festival 1/8/23

Gafieira Rio Miami – South Beach Jazz Festival
Sunday, 01/08/2023-, 06:30 pm-08:00 pm

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Gafieira Rio Miami is an 11-piece Brazilian big band created by bassist and Latin Grammy winner Diogo Brown. One of the most in-demand bass players in the industry, Brown has worked with renowned artists such as Laura Pausini, Buika, Nouvelle Vague and Gloria Estefan. To put together this one-of-a-kind samba/jazz big band he called on Latin GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist Dr. Pablo Gil, and also Pedro Carrero, former principal trombonist of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. With a powerful 5-piece horn section, plus bass, guitar, drums, percussion and the vocals of Isa Duarte, Gafieira Rio Miami fuses samba, jazz and soul inspired by the 20th century Rio de Janeiro joyous ballroom dance music known as “samba de gafieira.”. The repertoire includes gorgeous arrangements of classics by Gilberto Gil, Djavan, Alcione, Moacir Santos, and more. Get ready to experience the joyous energy of Gafieira Rio Miami!

Gafieira Rio Miami is playing as part of an all-star jazz line-up on Lincoln Road (1100 Lincoln Road). Do not miss the South Beach Jazz Festival’s “Jazz Hits the Road,” a beautiful day of jazz music. The event is free and open to the community – people of all ages will enjoy the show!

Join the Kendra Gives Back Event in benefit of Les Dames d’Escoffier 12/9/22

Join the Kendra Gives Back Event in benefit of Les Dames d’Escoffier
Friday, 12/09/2022-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm

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Join Les Dames d’Escoffier for a Kendra Scott Virtual Styling Session to raise funds for the organization on Friday, December 9th from 7- 8 pm ET! To participate join the link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84204574486

For more information: https://ldei.org/

Exchange for Change Virtual Info Session 12/29/22

Exchange for Change Virtual Info Session
Tuesday, 11/29/2022-, 12:00 pm-12:45 pm
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Cost: Free

E4C teaches writing classes in South Florida prisons to students who are incarcerated. Learn how you can:

Facilitate a class/Volunteer/Intern

Attend our next virtual info session to learn more.

Free Miami SEO Consultation Event – Web Based 11/24/22

Free Miami SEO Consultation Event – Web Based
Thursday, 11/24/2022-01/31/2023, 12:00 am-11:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Miami SEO is here to provide a 100% free web consultation for local business owners and digital marketing managers. In this event, we will discuss how to boost your local organic rankings and Google map rankings.

Our experts will layour a roadmao for you to follow and also focus on creating a powerful content calender.

We will also provide you with an instant SEO audit for your current website and guide you on how you can scale your website performance.

So, call us or visit us to participate in this event and get the maximum benefit for your business.

The Art of an Athlete: Presented by Maxwell Pearce 12/2/23

The Art of an Athlete: Presented by Maxwell Pearce
Sunday, 12/02/2022-, 06:00 am-10:00 pm

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Harlem Globetrotter Guard Maxwell “Hops” Pearce will show his inaugural exhibition, The Art of an Athlete, a vibrant fine art, mixed media and athletic material collection that highlights sports figures who have used their platforms to fight for social justice throughout history by examining the different forms of protest from one generation to the next. The exhibition will feature Increasingly popular art pieces such as “42,” “Sports and Politics Don’t Mix,” and “Wilma” pay homage to legendary Black athletes and civil rights activists such as Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Honoree Jackie Robinson, Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad “The Greatest” Ali, former National Football League Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and three-time track and field Olympic Gold Medalist Wilma Rudolph. “The Art of an Athlete” also honors powerful Black women athletes through pieces such as “Naomi” and “I See Me,” which are inspired by top-ranking professional tennis players Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka.

American Academy to Host Virtual Webinar, “Learn How to Learn…for Children and Teens with Learning Differences,” Featuring Mira and Mark Halpert 11/15/22

American Academy to Host Virtual Webinar, “Learn How to Learn…for Children and Teens with Learning Differences,” Featuring Mira and Mark Halpert
Tuesday, 11/15/2022-, 07:00 pm-08:00 am
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Cost: Free

American Academy, a program within American Heritage Schools, is pleased to host “Learn How to Learn…for Children and Teens with Learning Differences,” a virtual event via Zoom on Tuesday, Nov. 15 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 November event are Mira Halpert, M.Ed., founder and president of 3D Learner, and Mark Halpert, MBA, RMT, director of 3D Learner.

Kids who learn differently often learn best when they see and experience information. Too often, educational testing focuses on what is wrong with the child and does not fully encompass their strengths. During this virtual event, Mira and Mark Halpert of 3D Learner will explain how to identify the child who learns differently, the importance of addressing his or her challenges, and the benefits of strength-based parenting and education. Viewers will also learn their strengths and challenges as caregivers, useful tips on parenting, and the value of collaboration with their child’s teachers and school.

Mira is a champion for kids who learn differently. Her father was a great musical conductor who was able to bring together a whole orchestra; Mira sees herself as an ‘educational conductor’ who brings together parents, teachers, schools, and outside professionals to help maximize children’s strengths, identify and address their weaknesses, and unleash their potential. Mira has a degree in Developmental Psychology and a master’s degree in education from the University of Michigan.

“When our daughter was told, ‘You are not college material,’ we asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. She said, ‘The teacher I never had!!!’ It was at that moment I became a mom on a mission determined to help bright kids who learn differently learn how THEY learn best,” said Mira Halpert, founder and president of 3D Learner. “My passion is helping kids learn how to learn the way they learn and providing them with the opportunity to be all they can be.”

Mark co-authored with his wife, Mira, a best-selling book titled, “The 3D Learner: Transform Stress to Outrageous Success for Your Child.” He is the director of 3D Learner as well as a math coach and a parent advocate focused on helping children succeed by third grade. Mark also works with his son, Michael, to help student-athletes improve their academic and athletic skills and earn college scholarships, and he champions the effort to improve students’ SAT and ACT scores with a focus on teaching the way they learn best.

The speaker series is streamed live virtually and all Previous Episodes are available for viewing at any time. 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 place 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/AASeries

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

The Power of Knowledge, Hosted by Yodeah 10/25/22

The Power of Knowledge, Hosted by Yodeah
Tuesday, 10/25/2022-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm

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Mark your calendars and join us on October 25th at 7:00 pm EST, for our annual zoom webinar on the importance of getting tested for BRCA genetic mutations! Dr. Elizabeth Etkin-Kramer, gynecologist and Yodeah Founder, will host a conversation with Dr. Elisa Krill-Jackson, a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer, and Dr. Matthew Schlumbrecht, a gynecological oncologist. Joining them will be Morgan Weinblatt, who will share her personal story about the proactive steps she took to reduce her risk of developing cancer after finding out she is BRCA positive

Ready to learn and hear more? RSVP for this free webinar today! bit.ly/3MoZUPj

About Yodeah: Yodeah is a non-profit organization committed to educating the Jewish community on hereditary cancer genes and facilitating low-cost testing.

The Yoga of Knowledge and Wisdom. Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 10/27/22 – 10/30/22

The Yoga of Knowledge and Wisdom. Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7
Thursday, 10/27/2022-10/30/2022, 06:45 pm-08:00 pm

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Learn how ancient wisdom can make your life stress-free, productive and purposeful. From Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga of Knowledge and Wisdom.
Sunandaji is the daughter-disciple of Swami Parthasarathy, the 95 year-old celebrated author and Guru from India. She has been lecturing worldwide for over thirty years to outstanding responses, so don’t miss this opportunity!
Sunandaji has been studying and researching Vedanta, the ancient philosophy of India for over four decades. Her clear and powerful presentation of the Bhagavad Gita in contemporary thought has been acclaimed in India and abroad. Sunandaji has also addressed prestigious corporate organizations and universities worldwide on the practical application of Vedanta in daily life.
Sunandaji will explain how the ancient philosophy of Vedanta can help us become stress-free, productive and truly fulfilled. Vedanta is derived from two Sanskrit words– Veda: Wisdom and Anta: Ultimate, thus meaning the highest wisdom one can attain in life. Over four sessions, Sunandaji will teach verse by verse the chapter titled The Yoga of Knowledge and Wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita, an ancient Vedanta text that is profound yet practical for everyday living.
Each session will cover a different topic, so we recommend you attend all four sessions. If not all, try and make as many as you can!

If You Own a Dog in Miami, This Free Online Dog Training Workshop is For You 11/10/22

If You Own a Dog in Miami, This Free Online Dog Training Workshop is For You
Thursday, 11/10/2022-11/14/2022, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
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Cost: Free

If you are in the Miami area, we would like to invite you to a first-of-its-kind online workshop that helps you to housebreak your dog, stop bad behaviors, and train them to become as obedient as service dogs, using the same secret methods used by service dog trainers. Check out this free dog training workshop

Training a dog is certainly the hardest part of owning a dog. It can be very frustrating having a dog that is not housebroken, or barks excessively, or keeps pulling on the leash during your walks, or doesn’t respond whenever it’s called, or jumps up on people, etc.

You’ll be fed up, because it’s pretty exhausting to keep trying to make them listen. You’ll wonder how professional dog trainers help dogs behave exactly the way they (the trainers) want them to.

But hiring a trainer can be quite expensive, and to be honest, you don’t really need to.

I’ll explain how in a minute. First, let me talk about WHY your dog seems to be so hard to train…

The reason you are having so much difficulty training your dog is that you’ve been doing dog training the outdated way.

It’s not your fault though. The fault really lies with all the bad dog training information that’s out there on the Internet and elsewhere.

Most people start training their dogs using verbal cues or commands like SIT, STAY, etc. Because that’s what they have been taught to do by numerous books on dog training and by all the videos they’ve seen on the Internet.

Here’s the problem – that’s exactly how NOT to train a dog!

Why?

Because the science of animal behavior says that starting your training using verbal cues sets your dog up for failure.

Dogs that are trained only using verbal cues never get trained properly. Or at least, the training doesn’t last long.

So what’s the best way to train a dog?

The science is very clear on this – dogs are best trained by using body language. Now, this doesn’t mean that you should never use verbal cues. What it means is that you should always START your dog’s training using body language. Later on, you can bring in a verbal cue to reinforce your dog’s training.

That’s it? Yeah, that’s it :-)

So how do you train your dog using body language?

We put together this limited time FREE training in Miami, fantastic free workshop from the K9 Training Institute that helps you learn how to do just that.

The workshop is designed to help “normal” dogs like yours have the same level of calmness, obedience and impulse control as service dogs.

It’s being conducted by Dr. Alexa Diaz (one of the top service dog trainers in the U.S.) and Eric Presnall (host of the hit Animal Planet TV show “Who Let the Dogs Out”).

Frankly, the techniques described in the workshop are fairly groundbreaking – I haven’t seen anyone else talk of these techniques.

This is because it’s the first time ever (at least that I know of) that anyone has revealed the secret techniques used by the service dog training industry to train service dogs.

In the free workshop, you’ll discover:

How to train your dog using body language, rather than verbal cues
The 3 key techniques that service dog trainers use to train dogs, and how you can use them too
The most important step that “normal” dog owners have been missing (this is very important to get your dog’s attention, and it works 100% of the time)
How to stop bad behaviors like excessive barking, pulling on the leash, jumping, etc.
Why a lot of dog owners are unable to establish the amazing bond that service dog trainers have with their dogs
etc.

The tips shared in this free workshop work on ALL dog breeds – from small breeds like Pomeranians and Chihuahuas to large breeds like English Mastiffs and Great Danes.

Also, puppies as young as 6 weeks old, and previously untrained adult dogs as old as 13 years, have been successfully trained using these techniques.

It’s not a live workshop – rather, it’s a pre-recorded workshop, which means that you can watch it at your convenience. This is considered one of the best online dog trainings, with countless 5-star reviews.

However, while the workshop is free, I am not sure whether it’s going to be online for too long, so please check it out as soon as you can.

Suicide Prevention Training 10/1/22

Suicide Prevention Training
Saturday, 10/01/2022-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm

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Join NAMI Miami-Dade for an evidenced-based suicide prevention training. This training session will teach audience members how to identify a mental health crisis, intervene, and direct the person in crisis to proper care. Learn how to reduce suicidal behavior and help save lives. Receive a certification with attendance. Free on Zoom.

Featured Certified QPR Trainer
Lisa LeSueur, NAMI Miami-Dade Suicide Prevention Initiative Coordinator

To register, go to https://namimiami.org/qpr-suicide-prevention/

Questions: call 305-665-2540

Suicide Prevention Training 10/25/22

Suicide Prevention Training
Tuesday, 10/25/2022-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm

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Join NAMI Miami-Dade for an evidenced-based suicide prevention training. This training session will teach audience members how to identify a mental health crisis, intervene, and direct the person in crisis to proper care. Learn how to reduce suicidal behavior and help save lives. Receive a certification with attendance. Free on Zoom.

Featured Certified QPR Trainer
Lisa LeSueur, NAMI Miami-Dade Suicide Prevention Initiative Coordinator

To register, go to https://namimiami.org/qpr-suicide-prevention/

Questions: call 305-665-2540

Suicide Prevention Training 11/17/22

Suicide Prevention Training
Thursday, 11/17/2022-, 12:00 pm-01:30 pm

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Join NAMI Miami-Dade for an evidenced-based suicide prevention training. This training session will teach audience members how to identify a mental health crisis, intervene, and direct the person in crisis to proper care. Learn how to reduce suicidal behavior and help save lives. Receive a certification with attendance. Free on Zoom.

Featured Certified QPR Trainer
Lisa LeSueur, NAMI Miami-Dade Suicide Prevention Initiative Coordinator

To register, go to https://namimiami.org/qpr-suicide-prevention/

Questions: call 305-665-2540

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
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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.

Suicide Prevention Training 10/15/22

Suicide Prevention Training
Saturday, 10/15/2022-, 10:00 am-11:30 am
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Cost: Free

Join NAMI Miami-Dade for an evidenced-based suicide prevention training. This training session will teach audience members how to identify a mental health crisis, intervene, and direct the person in crisis to proper care. Learn how to reduce suicidal behavior and help save lives. Receive a certification with attendance. Free on Zoom.

Featured Certified QPR Trainer
Lisa LeSueur, NAMI Miami-Dade Suicide Prevention Initiative Coordinator

To register, go to https://namimiami.org/qpr-suicide-prevention/

Questions: call 305-665-2540

Suicide Prevention Training 12/17/22

Suicide Prevention Training
Saturday, 12/17/2022-, 10:00 am-11:30 am

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Requiring masks?
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Join NAMI Miami-Dade for an evidenced-based suicide prevention training. This training session will teach audience members how to identify a mental health crisis, intervene, and direct the person in crisis to proper care. Learn how to reduce suicidal behavior and help save lives. Receive a certification with attendance. Free on Zoom.

Featured Certified QPR Trainer
Lisa LeSueur, NAMI Miami-Dade Suicide Prevention Initiative Coordinator

To register, go to https://namimiami.org/qpr-suicide-prevention/

Questions: call 305-665-2540

Suicide Prevention Training 9/29/22

Suicide Prevention Training
Thursday, 09/29/2022-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Join NAMI Miami-Dade for an evidenced-based suicide prevention training. This training session will teach audience members how to identify a mental health crisis, intervene, and direct the person in crisis to proper care. Learn how to reduce suicidal behavior and help save lives. Receive a certification with attendance. Free on Zoom.

Featured Certified QPR Trainer
Lisa LeSueur, NAMI Miami-Dade Suicide Prevention Initiative Coordinator

To register, go to https://namimiami.org/qpr-suicide-prevention/

Questions: call 305-665-2540

Virtual History Happy Hour: Fort Lauderdale and Broward in the 1960’s 8/31/22

Virtual History Happy Hour: Fort Lauderdale and Broward in the 1960’s
Wednesday, 08/31/2022-, 06:30 pm-

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Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

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Spring breakers, hippies, movie stars, and legendary concerts. Fort Lauderdale and Broward County was a groovy place to be in 1960s. Join Stranahan House historian Merry Wajda, as she takes a nostalgic look at Fort Lauderdale and Broward in the 1960s on Wednesday, August 31 via Zoom. Merry will also discuss serious topics like the Civil Rights Movement, woman’s liberation, and anti-war protests in the area. You do not want to miss this far out program! Tickets are free for members and $5 for non-member. You can purchase your tickets at https://stranahanhouse.org/events/

All Abilities Series: Summer Dancing in the Sand 6/25/22

All Abilities Series: Summer Dancing in the Sand
Saturday, 06/25/2022-, 11:00 am-
ONLINE ONLY

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The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is kicking off summer with a new, free virtual audience participation dance session. Part of the Broward Center’s All Abilities Series, Summer Dancing in the Sand! is led by teaching artist Tara Goodman who will take the audience through an exciting dance celebration with music that will have viewers on their feet.

No experience is needed as Goodman takes the audience through dance moves step-by-step. The session is open to the public, and the audience is encouraged to bring sunglasses and hats to dance in the comfort and safety of their homes or outdoors. The Zoom link to join the session is available at Broward Center’s website.

This free virtual event for the neurodiverse community is made possible through the generous support of The Taft Foundation. Special thanks to UM-NSU CARD for their continued in-kind support.

Wildlife-Themed Virtual Summer Camp Returns for Third Year, Connecting Children to Nature from Anywhere 6/27/22

Wildlife-Themed Virtual Summer Camp Returns for Third Year, Connecting Children to Nature from Anywhere
Sunday, 06/27/2022-07/29/2022, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
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Cost: free

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WHAT: Since their rise in popularity during the pandemic, virtual summer camps continue to present a variety of opportunities to out-of-school students, allowing families and camp organizations to learn, create and have fun practically anywhere. Now in its third year, this summer, the Wild About Wildlife Virtual Summer Camp program is a collaboration between Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center®, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, and Zoo Miami. The weekly virtual summer camp sessions will feature half-day morning schedules filled with animal observations, experiments, games, crafts and educational lessons hosted by educators from each organization. Camp sessions will feature a mix of live, prerecorded and do-at-your-own-pace content. Although lessons are targeted for children ages six to nine, other ages are welcome to register and participate.

“Children from all communities can benefit by participating in this unique virtual camp experience,” said Manatee Lagoon’s Conservation Liaison & Educator Rachel Shanker. “Each participating organization is committed to teaching the next generation about the importance of conservation for Florida’s wildlife. This program offers a flexible and fun way to engage curious minds during the summer.”

The virtual summer camp is free for families and individuals with a voluntary donation option to support the environmental and educational missions of the organizations that make this program possible, including the non-profit organization Friends of Manatee Lagoon. Summer camp organizations can also register to access the camp’s content for $50 per week, including login access for one device.

WHEN: Week-long morning summer camp sessions begin on June 27, 2022, and run through July 29, 2022.

June 27 – July 1: Exploring from Sea to Shore
Campers will take a virtual voyage into the world of wildlife as they learn about animals in different environments, from the sea to the shore.
Individuals/families: Register here
Summer camps: Register here

July 11 – July 15: Expedition: Florida Wildlife
From birds to sea turtles to manatees and more, campers will get an up-close view and learn fun facts about the unique Florida Wildlife.
Individuals/families: Register here
Summer camps: Register here


July 18 – July 22: Wild Animal Adventures
Campers will come along on a virtual adventure to hear about the intriguing stories of amazing animals this week, featuring a presentation from Lion Country Safari.
Individuals/families: Register here
Summer camps: Register here


July 25 – July 29: Mission: Wildlife Conservation
A virtual expedition where campers will explore what scientists do to protect animals and learn how they can help conserve wildlife in their own lives.
Individuals/families: Register here
Summer camps: Register here

Space is limited. Connect with each organization on social media by following:

Manatee Lagoon:
@manateelagoon (Facebook, Instagram); @insideFPL #ManateeLagoon (Twitter)
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium:
@motemarinelab (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
Loggerhead Marinelife Center:
@loggerheadmarinelifecenter (Facebook, Instagram); @loggerheadMC (Twitter)
Zoo Miami:
@zoomiami (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

Father’s Day Brunch and Dinner at Pelican Grand Beach Resort 6/19/22

Father’s Day Brunch and Dinner at Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Sunday, 06/19/2022-06/20/2022, 11:00 am-10:00 pm

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Celebrate Father’s Day at the beach! Take dad out to a fabulous brunch or dinner at OCEAN2000 located at the stunning Pelican Grand Beach Resort overlooking the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. The one-of-a-kind brunch buffet and dinner service will feature Father’s Day Specials such as cowboy steak & grilled lobster, hen of woods mushrooms, baked potato, fried brussels sprouts and a cherry wood smoked old fashion.

Women’s Golf Day Hosts WGD Palooza 5/31/22

Women’s Golf Day Hosts WGD Palooza
Tuesday, 05/31/2022-, 10:00 am-02:00 pm

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Cost: Free

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May 31 will see the return of WGD Palooza, a virtual online event by Women’s Golf Day (WGD). Last year’s event was an experience unlike any other, connecting thousands of golfers from around the world to inspirational movers and shakers. WGD Palooza is a free to attend event, open to everyone.

Conversations at MOCA: The Shadow of Napoleon – Virtual 5/18/22

Conversations at MOCA: The Shadow of Napoleon – Virtual
Wednesday, 05/18/2022-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm

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MOCA will present “Conversations at MOCA: The Shadow of Napoleon” – a look into the intersection of history between the Polish and Haitian diaspora, and the impact of the Napoleonic reign in context with modern day views of Haitian history. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Chelsea Stieber and panelists will include artist and Associate Professor Jacek Kolasinski and Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Stephanie Chancy.

Chopin for All: Stanislav Khristenko (Online) 5/21/22

Chopin for All: Stanislav Khristenko (Online)
Saturday, 05/21/2022-, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm

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On March 6 of 2022, Ukrainian-born pianist, Stanislav Khristenko performed a special program to a standing-room-only crowd at the Key Biscayne Community Center.

The Chopin Foundation is pleased to share the recording from this special event that was presented in celebration of Chopin’s 212th Birthday.

Stanislav Khristenko’s performances have captivated audiences on four continents since his first solo recital at the age of 11 at the Kharkiv Philharmonic Hall in Ukraine. A “poet of piano” (Le Soir, Belgium), Mr. Khristenko has been praised for his emotional intensity, charismatic expression, “pallette of touches”, “solid” and “precise” technique by The New York Times, The Washington Post and Miami Herald (USA); The Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine (UK) and El Pais (Spain).

Program

Frederic Chopin
Polonaise in A-Flat Major, Op. 53
Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No 1

Valentin Silvestrov
3 Bagatelles (2005)

Frederic Chopin
Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Ballade No 2 in F Major, Op. 38
Ballade No 3 in A-Flat Major, Op. 47
Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op. 52

Mykhailo Verbytsky
Shche ne vmerla Ukrainy i slava, i volia
(Ukraine National Anthem)

Albizu University’s “Ask the Experts” Mental Health Webinar Series: The Rising Demand for Mental Health Professionals 5/11/22

Albizu University’s “Ask the Experts” Mental Health Webinar Series: The Rising Demand for Mental Health Professionals
Wednesday, 05/11/2022-05/11/2022, 01:00 pm-02:00 pm

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Cost: Free

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The National Council for Mental Wellbeing reported that 77 percent of U.S. counties are experiencing a severe shortage of mental health providers. COVID has dramatically increased the problem. This translates into significant hiring opportunities in the mental health and psychology professions.
Thus, with a growing national need for mental health professionals at all levels, Albizu University is hosting a discussion panel entitled “The Rising Demand for Mental Health Professionals” on what job seekers should to know about considering and preparing for a career as a provider who can make a difference.
A four-member panel of Albizu University psychology professors and mental health professionals convenes for a one-hour webinar, free and open to the public, to delve into various types of career opportunities, how they may have changed since the COVID pandemic and what a typical day is like for a therapist or counselor.
The discussion also will explore the challenge of recruiting a diverse workforce able to address the dynamics of patients from various demographic segments.

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

American Heritage Schools’ Summer Programs Open House 6/2/22

American Heritage Schools’ Summer Programs Open House on June 2
Thursday, 06/02/2022-, 06:30 pm-08:00 pm

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The prestigious American Heritage Schools, voted one of the Best Private Schools in America by Niche,
is pleased to announce that its summer programs, including Day Camp and Summer Institute, will be offered in-person or online during Summer 2022. The summer programs will run for nine weeks starting June 13 through August 12, 2022.

Summer Institute:
The American Heritage Summer Institute is a summer educational program that offers over 120 enrichment and reinforcement courses (3 week sessions or weekly seminars), specifically designed with student interest and engagement in mind, to students from PK3 through 12th grade. American Heritage Schools’ course offerings are often viewed as the gold standard in college-preparatory education and the Summer Institute continues that standard.

High school course offerings include advanced test prep, honors and AP level research work, as well as unique pre-professional programs for those interested in future careers in medicine, law, or business entrepreneurship.

The Summer Institute also offers a wide variety of enrichment and reinforcement programs for Middle School (grades 6-8) and Lower School (Pre-K 3 to 5th grade) students as well as one-on-one tutoring options for those looking to enhance their skills and build confidence as we head into the new school year.

The American Heritage Summer Institute features top-notch instructors, all of whom are degreed and certified professionals in their fields.

For more information or to sign up, please visit: https://online.ahschool.com/pages/summer-institute

Summer Camps:
American Heritage Schools’ summer camp programs are designed for children ages 3-14. In addition to Day Camp, specialty camps vary by campus, and include Robotics, Art, Science, Musical Theatre, Video Production and Sports camps. Each camper enjoys age-appropriate activities supervised by American Heritage Schools’ highly qualified staff.

Cabins for ages 3-5 are co-ed, while ages 6-13 have separate cabins for boys and girls. All cabins, which are classrooms during the school year, are air conditioned and campers take pride in decorating them to reflect the cabin’s theme.

To expand the number of recreational activities available to campers ages 8-13, age-appropriate field trips are scheduled. All field trips are supervised by Off-Campus Directors as well as an appropriate number of counselors. Prior to starting camp, campers will receive a schedule of activities.

American Heritage offers Free bus transportation from central locations throughout the tri-county area.

The summer camps are directed by state certified teachers and college or high school students who have been carefully screened by American Heritage Schools. Many of the counselors are students or alumni of the school or have been campers or Counselors In Training (CITs) for a number of years. They are well-trained in safety and camp policies.

For more information or to sign up, please visit: https://online.ahschool.com/pages/day-camp

For more information and to reserve a spot, visit https://online.ahschool.com/ or please contact 1-888-490-7467 or e-mail Summeronlineinquiry@ahschool.com.

Ahead of the summer programs, American Heritage Schools’ will host virtual open houses on three different dates. The Summer Programs Open House dates are as follows:

· March 10, 2022
o 6:30 p.m. – Grades PK-5: https://ahschool.zoom.us/webinar/register/2916412386772/WN_aVHGUqusTXGgwxfiP4nvXA
o 7:15 p.m. – Grades 6-12: https://ahschool.zoom.us/webinar/register/8216412387270/WN_lIJ0GDNnTr6nyCiTjqGJsA

· April 28, 2022
o 6:30 p.m. – Grades PK-5: https://ahschool.zoom.us/webinar/register/6016412386119/WN_cotm0zxDSf66aEMIEFjdzA
o 7:15 p.m. – Grades 6-12: https://ahschool.zoom.us/webinar/register/8816412388225/WN_Fqism5dvQ422tYfkwddlIg

· June 2, 2022
o 6:30 p.m. – Grades PK-5: https://ahschool.zoom.us/webinar/register/9716412390549/WN_GONsqvDGRKSKGRCrqbPnjA
o 7:15 p.m. – Grades 6-12: https://ahschool.zoom.us/webinar/register/6116412391444/WN_iglZc5eMRlG2lgWXPYucqA

Summer Day Camp prices vary per program and start at $550.
Campers who register for Day Camp early before March 4 will receive a 10% discount.

Summer Institute 3-week courses start at $1100.00
Summer Institute weekly seminars start at $420.00

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
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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.

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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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.

All Abilities Series: Masquerade Ball 3/26/22

All Abilities Series: Masquerade Ball
Saturday, 03/26/2022-, 11:00 am-12:30 pm

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The Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ All Abilities Series continues with a free sensory inclusive virtual Masquerade Ball. Broward Center teaching artist TJ Tekurio will lead participants through an exciting dance routine for the whole family.

Viewers will have the chance to dance together to the elegant and smooth sounds of 3/4 time from the comfort and safety of their homes. The free session is ideal for anyone who has no dance experience as Tekurio demonstrates learning to waltz is as easy as 1-2-3. The Zoom link to join the session is available at Broward Center’s website at https://bit.ly/3vrUuwk

Adding to the interactive fun, viewers are encouraged to design their own mask and bring it to the virtual party. A tutorial to design your own mask can be seen at https://bit.ly/3hnzwGZ

This free virtual event for the neurodiverse community is funded by the Taft Foundation with special thanks to UM-NSU CARD (Center for Autism & Related Disabilities) for their continued in-kind support.

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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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

American Heritage Schools Invites Educators to Its Virtual “Continuing Education Webinar and Job Fair” 3/29/22

American Heritage Schools Invites Educators to Its Virtual “Continuing Education Webinar and Job Fair”
Tuesday, 03/29/2022-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
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American Heritage Schools, the top-ranked PK3 through 12 college preparatory school, invites educators from throughout the country to its virtual “Continuing Education Webinar and Job Fair” on Tuesday, March 29 at 7 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 speaker and Chief Editor of Cult of Pedagogy, Jennifer Gonzalez.

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 Gonzalez’s webinar is “What Really Makes a Difference in Teaching?” Gonzalez has over ten years of classroom experience, mainly teaching middle school language arts, but also teaching at the collegiate level to train pre-service teachers. She is currently the Chief Editor of Cult of Pedagogy, a website she created, where she works full-time helping teachers of all subjects and grade levels practice and perfect the art of teaching. This session will explore the four rock-solid truths backed by research on how people learn, and how if followed when planning lessons, it is more likely for real learning to happen for students.

“We are always seeking qualified, determined educators who are 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 how to make a powerful impact when teaching from an inspirational speaker and nationally renowned educator, Jennifer Gonzalez.”

The virtual webinar and job fair is free to attend. To register, please visit: https://ahschool-bd.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pZkSjfe5ReydqHhfzgMgOA

For more information about American Heritage Schools’ Continuing Education & Job Fair, visit: https://www.ahschool.com/job-fair.

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.

What’s Next? COVID-19: On from Omicron 3/1/22

What’s Next? COVID-19: On from Omicron
Tuesday, 03/01/2022-, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
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As the Omicron variant continues to decline, you may be wondering what’s next for COVID-19? Join Florida Blue for a live webinar Tuesday, March 1, at 3 p.m. ET, to hear from a medical expert on the latest COVID-19 developments.

Join Dr. Kelli Tice, a family physician with a background in public health, as she provides an update on COVID-19, including reviewing the latest travel guidance as we look toward spring and potential vacation plans. She’ll also review safe behaviors to follow so we can continue protecting ourselves and our loved ones.

As Florida Blue’s Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Health Equity Officer, Dr. Tice is responsible for creating solutions that improve health outcomes and address health inequities for our customers and communities. In addition, Dr. Tice is the clinical lead for Florida Blue’s COVID-19 response.

This webinar is free and open to the public.

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
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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

Virtual Open Enrollment for Homeownership Application with Habitat for Humanity of Broward 2/1/22 – 2/28/22

Virtual Open Enrollment for Homeownership Application with Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Tuesday, 02/01/2022-03/31/2022, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
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Open enrollment underway for Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s pre-application process for new energy efficient, affordable housing at “A Rick Case Habitat Community” and North-West 27th Street developments in Pompano Beach via www.habitatbroward.org.

The new energy efficient models will include four bedrooms, garages, modern kitchens, landscaped yards, and hurricane impact windows.

These locations are minutes away from beautiful beaches, schools, churches, a lively art and cultural scene, and great recreational and shopping amenity.
The homes include the last 33 to be built in the new intentional community, “A Rick Case Habitat Community,” which when completed, will be the largest affordable housing development of single-family homes in Broward’s history, providing 76 homes for hard-working families.

The application process has four steps that includes a pre-qualification questionnaire, orientation, financial analysis review and face-to-face interview. Successful applicants can expect to move into a home within 12 to 18 months.

Qualifications include but are not limited to the following:

• Must be a first-time homebuyer.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident.
• Must be a current Broward County resident or working in Broward (for a year or more).
• Must demonstrate a need for affordable housing.
• Must be able to afford a zero-percent mortgage and make a $2,000 down-payment.

Interested families can visit https://www.habitatbroward.org/2020-pre-qualification-questionnaire/ to start the pre-application process.

All Abilities Series: Valentine’s Day Performance and Sing-Along with the Broward Center Spotlights and Adult Cabaret 2/13/22

All Abilities Series: Valentine’s Day Performance and Sing-Along with the Broward Center Spotlights and Adult Cabaret
Sunday, 02/13/2022-, 02:00 pm-

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The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce the next event of its All Abilities Series in 2022.

People who love to sing, or just listen in, are invited to enjoy the spirit of friendship and love in anticipation of Valentine’s Day by joining a virtual Valentine’s Day Performance and Sing-Along with the Broward Center Spotlights and Adult Cabaret on Sunday, February 13 at 2 p.m.

Artist-In-Residence Tammy Holder will lead the Broward Center’s youth and adult ensemble as participants join in. The Zoom link to join the session is on the Broward Center’s website.

With engaging arts experiences, the All Abilities Series features inclusive, free interactive virtual events for families to enjoy from the comfort of their homes. Everyone is welcome to participate and no prior experience is needed.

These free virtual events for the neurodiverse community are funded by the Taft Foundation with special thanks to UM-NSU CARD (Center for Autism & Related Disabilities) for their continued in-kind support.

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
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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

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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 Heritage Schools’ Summer Programs Open House 4/28/22

American Heritage Schools’ Summer Programs Open House
Thursday, 04/28/2022-, 06:30 pm-08:00 pm

What/Who:
The prestigious American Heritage Schools, voted one of the Best Private Schools in America by Niche,
is pleased to announce that its summer programs, including Day Camp and Summer Institute, will be offered in-person or online during Summer 2022. The summer programs will run for nine weeks starting June 13 through August 12, 2022.

Summer Institute:
The American Heritage Summer Institute is a summer educational program that offers over 120 enrichment and reinforcement courses (3 week sessions or weekly seminars), specifically designed with student interest and engagement in mind, to students from PK3 through 12th grade. American Heritage Schools’ course offerings are often viewed as the gold standard in college-preparatory education and the Summer Institute continues that standard.

High school course offerings include advanced test prep, honors and AP level research work, as well as unique pre-professional programs for those interested in future careers in medicine, law, or business entrepreneurship.

The Summer Institute also offers a wide variety of enrichment and reinforcement programs for Middle School (grades 6-8) and Lower School (Pre-K 3 to 5th grade) students as well as one-on-one tutoring options for those looking to enhance their skills and build confidence as we head into the new school year.

The American Heritage Summer Institute features top-notch instructors, all of whom are degreed and certified professionals in their fields.

For more information or to sign up, please visit: https://online.ahschool.com/pages/summer-institute

Summer Camps:
American Heritage Schools’ summer camp programs are designed for children ages 3-14. In addition to Day Camp, specialty camps vary by campus, and include Robotics, Art, Science, Musical Theatre, Video Production and Sports camps. Each camper enjoys age-appropriate activities supervised by American Heritage Schools’ highly qualified staff.

Cabins for ages 3-5 are co-ed, while ages 6-13 have separate cabins for boys and girls. All cabins, which are classrooms during the school year, are air conditioned and campers take pride in decorating them to reflect the cabin’s theme.

To expand the number of recreational activities available to campers ages 8-13, age-appropriate field trips are scheduled. All field trips are supervised by Off-Campus Directors as well as an appropriate number of counselors. Prior to starting camp, campers will receive a schedule of activities.

American Heritage offers Free bus transportation from central locations throughout the tri-county area.

The summer camps are directed by state certified teachers and college or high school students who have been carefully screened by American Heritage Schools. Many of the counselors are students or alumni of the school or have been campers or Counselors In Training (CITs) for a number of years. They are well-trained in safety and camp policies.

For more information or to sign up, please visit: https://online.ahschool.com/pages/day-camp

When:
The summer programs run for nine weeks starting June 13 through Aug. 12, 2022.

How:
For more information and to reserve a spot, visit https://online.ahschool.com/ or please contact 1-888-490-7467 or e-mail Summeronlineinquiry@ahschool.com.

Ahead of the summer programs, American Heritage Schools’ will host virtual open houses on three different dates. The Summer Programs Open House dates and registration links are as follows:
· March 10, 2022
o 6:30 p.m. – Grades PK-5 – Link to register
o 7:15 p.m. – Grades 6-12 – Link to register

· April 28, 2022
o 6:30 p.m. – Grades PK-5 – Link to register
o 7:15 p.m. – Grades 6-12 – Link to register

· June 2, 2022
o 6:30 p.m. – Grades PK-5 – Link to register
o 7:15 p.m. – Grades 6-12 – Link to register

Cost:
Summer Day Camp prices vary per program and start at $550.
Campers who register for Day Camp early before March 4 will receive a 10% discount.

Summer Institute 3-week courses start at $1100.00
Summer Institute weekly seminars start at $420.00

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: the Broward Campus is located in Plantation, Florida and the Palm Beach Campus is located in Delray Beach, Florida. Its campuses serve approximately 4,650 students in PK3 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, business & entrepreneurship, 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
Palm Beach Campus: (561) 495-7272 ext. 219 or email admissions.bd@ahschool.com

Broward Center’s Arts and Crafts with Young At Art 1/29/22

Broward Center’s Arts and Crafts with Young At Art
Saturday, 01/29/2022-, 11:00 am-02:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Participants have an opportunity to revive their creativity for the New Year with Arts and Crafts with Young At Art on Saturday, January 29 at 11 a.m. Join Emily Emond, Artist and Educator at Young At Art Museum, as she takes participants through a fun, hands-on artistic experience using fabric as the main medium. Step by step, participants will learn how to compose a picture using abstract shapes cut from various fabrics and even old clothing. The list of supplies for this project and the Zoom link to join the session are available on the Broward Center’s website at https://bit.ly/3zZpgwY.

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
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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.

Locust Projects LegalARTLink Office Hours 2/3/22

Locust Projects LegalARTLink Office Hours
Thursday, 02/03/2022-, 02:00 pm-04:00 pm

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Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Do you have a new legal issue or want to learn more about how to empower your career with pro bono legal support from LegalARTLink? Book a 30-minute call with Allyn Ginns Ayers, practicing attorney and dancer. Open to all artistic disciplines.

Locust Projects WaveMaker Grants Virtual Info Session featuring 2021 WaveMakers 1/25/22

Locust Projects WaveMaker Grants Virtual Info Session featuring 2021 WaveMakers
Tuesday, 01/25/2022-, 06:00 pm-

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Providing hand sanitizer?

Be the first to know about the next cycle of Locust Projects’ WaveMaker Grants for Miami-Dade artists. Programs Manager Monica Peña leads a session on how to propose a stand out idea and receive up to $6,000 in incubator funds to make it happen. You’ll also get to hear from current WaveMakers about their #WaveMakerInProgress. Submissions open Feb 1.

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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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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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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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 Heritage Schools’ Summer Programs Open House 3/10/22

American Heritage Schools’ Summer Programs Open House
Thursday, 03/10/2022-, 06:30 pm-08:00 pm
Website
Cost: Free

What/Who:
The prestigious American Heritage Schools, voted one of the Best Private Schools in America by Niche,
is pleased to announce that its summer programs, including Day Camp and Summer Institute, will be offered in-person or online during Summer 2022. The summer programs will run for nine weeks starting June 13 through August 12, 2022.

Summer Institute:
The American Heritage Summer Institute is a summer educational program that offers over 120 enrichment and reinforcement courses (3 week sessions or weekly seminars), specifically designed with student interest and engagement in mind, to students from PK3 through 12th grade. American Heritage Schools’ course offerings are often viewed as the gold standard in college-preparatory education and the Summer Institute continues that standard.

High school course offerings include advanced test prep, honors and AP level research work, as well as unique pre-professional programs for those interested in future careers in medicine, law, or business entrepreneurship.

The Summer Institute also offers a wide variety of enrichment and reinforcement programs for Middle School (grades 6-8) and Lower School (Pre-K 3 to 5th grade) students as well as one-on-one tutoring options for those looking to enhance their skills and build confidence as we head into the new school year.

The American Heritage Summer Institute features top-notch instructors, all of whom are degreed and certified professionals in their fields.

For more information or to sign up, please visit: https://online.ahschool.com/pages/summer-institute

Summer Camps:
American Heritage Schools’ summer camp programs are designed for children ages 3-14. In addition to Day Camp, specialty camps vary by campus, and include Robotics, Art, Science, Musical Theatre, Video Production and Sports camps. Each camper enjoys age-appropriate activities supervised by American Heritage Schools’ highly qualified staff.

Cabins for ages 3-5 are co-ed, while ages 6-13 have separate cabins for boys and girls. All cabins, which are classrooms during the school year, are air conditioned and campers take pride in decorating them to reflect the cabin’s theme.

To expand the number of recreational activities available to campers ages 8-13, age-appropriate field trips are scheduled. All field trips are supervised by Off-Campus Directors as well as an appropriate number of counselors. Prior to starting camp, campers will receive a schedule of activities.

American Heritage offers Free bus transportation from central locations throughout the tri-county area.

The summer camps are directed by state certified teachers and college or high school students who have been carefully screened by American Heritage Schools. Many of the counselors are students or alumni of the school or have been campers or Counselors In Training (CITs) for a number of years. They are well-trained in safety and camp policies.

For more information or to sign up, please visit: https://online.ahschool.com/pages/day-camp

When:
The summer programs run for nine weeks starting June 13 through Aug. 12, 2022.

How:
For more information and to reserve a spot, visit https://online.ahschool.com/ or please contact 1-888-490-7467 or e-mail Summeronlineinquiry@ahschool.com.

Ahead of the summer programs, American Heritage Schools’ will host virtual open houses on three different dates. The Summer Programs Open House dates and registration links are as follows:
· March 10, 2022
o 6:30 p.m. – Grades PK-5 – Link to register
o 7:15 p.m. – Grades 6-12 – Link to register

Cost:
Summer Day Camp prices vary per program and start at $550.
Campers who register for Day Camp early before March 4 will receive a 10% discount.

Summer Institute 3-week courses start at $1100.00
Summer Institute weekly seminars start at $420.00

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: the Broward Campus is located in Plantation, Florida and the Palm Beach Campus is located in Delray Beach, Florida. Its campuses serve approximately 4,650 students in PK3 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, business & entrepreneurship, 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
Palm Beach Campus: (561) 495-7272 ext. 219 or email admissions.bd@ahschool.com

UnitedHealthcare Hosting Virtual Job Fair to Fill 35 Openings in Miami 1/13/22

UnitedHealthcare Hosting Virtual Job Fair to Fill 35 Openings in Miami
Thursday, 01/13/2022-, 02:00 pm-05:00 pm

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Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

UnitedHealthcare will host a virtual job fair to fill nearly 500 telesales positions across the country, including 35 openings in Miami. The new positions will support the needs of a growing Medicare member and client base, enabling UnitedHealthcare to continue delivering excellent health care experiences to the consumers it serves.
The virtual job fair will take place from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to attend. Interested candidates are encouraged to register online to learn more about the openings before the job fair. Candidates can apply prior to attending the virtual event to ensure that their time is maximized. Candidates will have an opportunity to view a leadership presentation, chat with Talent Acquisition and individuals from the sales hiring teams to learn more about the positions and working at UHC.

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

BrightStar Credit Union Auto Refinance Sweepstakes 12/22/21 – 12/30/21

BrightStar Credit Union Auto Refinance Sweepstakes
Sunday, 12/22/2021-12/30/2021, 08:00 am-11:59 pm

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Requiring masks?
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Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (December 1, 2021) – BrightStar Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in South Florida, has launched a special auto refinance sweepstakes where participants can enter for a chance to win one year (12 months) of auto loan payments when they refinance with BrightStar Credit Union from now until December 31st.

As nationwide auto inventories are at an all-time low, BrightStar will grant one entry, randomly chosen, to have 12 months paid off of their auto loan up to a maximum of $4,200.

Refinancing with BrightStar Credit Union will allow entrants to:
A chance to win 12-months of auto loan payments.
Competitive rates starting at 1.75% APR* with flexible loan terms.
Receive up to $150 cash** deposited into a BrightStar Savings Account when refinancing an auto loan from elsewhere.
No car payment for 90 days.

“For the holiday season, we look forward to giving back to our local community in South Florida and our auto refinance sweepstakes is just one of our many campaigns,” said Dustin Jacobs, VP of Marketing at BrightStar Credit Union. “Through this special sweepstakes, we hope to aid anyone who is feeling lost with their current auto loan, so they have one less thing to worry about.”

BrightStar continues to provide comprehensive financial services to members while simultaneously supporting its larger mission of providing for the local community. By developing a number of programs, partnerships, and initiatives, BrightStar has remained at the forefront of supporting financial literacy for decades and has made financial commitments of more than $1.2 million in the past 5 years alone.

Additional information about BrightStar’s auto refinance sweepstakes can be found on their website.

About BrightStar Credit Union

BrightStar Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in South Florida with more than 60,000 members. BrightStar Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative with a total of seven branch locations in Broward County, with more opening in 2021. BrightStar offers a variety of financial services including checking and savings accounts, personal, home equity and mortgage loans and investments and insurance. For more information, please visit www.bscu.org.

American Heritage Schools to Host Spring Virtual Open Houses for Palm Beach Campus 2/1/22

American Heritage Schools to Host Spring Virtual Open Houses for Palm Beach Campus
Tuesday, 02/01/2022-, 09:30 pm-12:30 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 by Niche, is hosting spring virtual open house events that will stream live for prospective families who are interested in enrolling their children at its Broward or Palm Beach campuses.

Each open house offers parents and children 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 Feb. 5 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and the Palm Beach campus will host its virtual open houses on Feb. 1 at 9:30 a.m. and Feb. 5 at 10 a.m.

The spring 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 Schools’ 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 America.

American Heritage Schools 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 Spring Virtual Open House and/or would prefer a one-on-one virtual tour, please call the Admissions Office directly.

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

When:
Palm Beach Campus
Tuesday, Feb. 1, 9:30 a.m. for grades PK3–5
Saturday, Feb. 5, 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: the Broward Campus is located in Plantation, Florida and the Palm Beach Campus is located in Delray Beach, Florida. Its campuses serve approximately 4,650 students in PK3 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, business & entrepreneurship, 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 Spring Virtual Open Houses for Broward Campus 2/5/22

American Heritage Schools to Host Spring Virtual Open Houses for Broward Campus
Saturday, 02/05/2022-, 12:00 pm-03:00 pm

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Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

What/Who:
The prestigious American Heritage Schools, voted one of the Best Private Schools in America by Niche, is hosting spring virtual open house events that will stream live for prospective families who are interested in enrolling their children at its Broward or Palm Beach campuses.

Each open house offers parents and children 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 Feb. 5 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and the Palm Beach campus will host its virtual open houses on Feb. 1 at 9:30 a.m. and Feb. 5 at 10 a.m.

The spring 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 Schools’ 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 America.

American Heritage Schools 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 Spring Virtual Open House and/or would prefer a one-on-one virtual tour, please call the Admissions Office directly.

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

When:
Broward Campus
Saturday, Feb. 5; 12:00 p.m. for grades PK3–6
Saturday, Feb. 5; 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: the Broward Campus is located in Plantation, Florida and the Palm Beach Campus is located in Delray Beach, Florida. Its campuses serve approximately 4,650 students in PK3 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, business & entrepreneurship, 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

All Abilities Series: A Holiday Sing-Along with the Broward Center Spotlights 12/11/21

All Abilities Series: A Holiday Sing-Along with the Broward Center Spotlights
Saturday, 12/11/2021-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm

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The Broward Center for the Performing Arts offers home delivery of the spirit of the holidays with its free virtual Holiday Sing-Along with the Broward Center Spotlights on Saturday, December 11 at 2 p.m.

Broward Center Artist-In-Residence Tammy Holder leads the Broward Center Spotlights professional youth ensemble in a seasonal program. This All Abilities interactive event for the neurodiverse community, families and friends requires no experience as participants join their voices and celebrate the magic of the holidays together.

The link to join the free event is available in the calendar of events on the Broward Center’s website at BrowardCenter.org.

This free virtual event for the neurodiverse community via Zoom is funded by the Taft Foundation with special thanks to UM-NSU CARD for their continued in-kind support.

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
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Cost: FREE

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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

Panel: NFTs The Next 500 Years 11/29/21

Panel: NFTs The Next 500 Years
Monday, 11/29/2021-, 12:00 pm-

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While NFTs have dominated the discourse around art this year, everything about them feels opaque. How to obtain, define, and conserve NFTs are still confusing matters for many. To get to the bottom of things PAMM’s Director of Digital Engagement will moderate a panel with artist Sofia Crespo, curator Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan, and Art Blocks CCO Jeff Davis. The panel will discuss how NFTs have changed the practice of digital art, where NFTs sit in the broader tradition of digital art, and where this all might beheaded.

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.

Making Time for Mom – Offering mom self-care tips to help refresh & recharge 11/17/21

Making Time for Mom – Offering mom self-care tips to help refresh & recharge
Wednesday, 11/17/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:30 pm

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Being a mom is tough. Finding time for mom can be even tougher. Whether it’s planning a quick solo getaway, a staycation with friends, or simply stealing a moment each day to relax and decompress – superstar moms Daniela Ramirez (@nany) and Dikla Goren (@dikla) are sharing tips to help you spoil yourself – without letting dreaded mom guilt get in the way. End the night with a relaxing wind-down meditation session by pre and post-partum fitness specialist Cat Gieser (@catgieser) and fun surprises compliments of Wyndham Rewards!

For the latest updates and information on our Thankful for Mom series, be sure to follow @LaQuinta on Facebook and Instagram. Have a tip to share or a topic you’d like to see us cover? Share it with us on social media using #ThankfulForMomLQ.

All Abilities Series: Make Your Own Lava Lamp 11/20/21

All Abilities Series: Make Your Own Lava Lamp
Saturday, 11/20/2021-, 11:00 am-

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The Broward Center for the Performing Arts announces a new free interactive virtual event for the neuro diverse community, families, and friends to enjoy from the comfort of their homes on Saturday, November 20 at 11 a.m.

Aruna Ragir, STEM Outreach Manager at the Museum of Discovery & Science, will lead everyone through an exciting and engaging art and science project as they design their own lava lamp. No experience is necessary as she leads everyone step-by-step in a fun morning of art and science among friends.

The list of supplies for the project and the link to join the free event are available in the calendar of events on the Broward Center’s website at BrowardCenter.org.

This free virtual event for the neuro diverse community via Zoom is funded by the Taft Foundation with special thanks to UM-NSU CARD for their continued in-kind support.

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
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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 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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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

The Ellies Virtual Awards Ceremony 10/27/21

The Ellies Virtual Awards Ceremony on Oct. 27
Wednesday, 10/27/2021-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
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Join Oolite Arts for the reveal of its 2021 Ellies winners. Presented by Oolite Arts, The Ellies are considered to be one of the city’s most noteworthy funding opportunities for Miami-based visual artists. The winners will share $500,000 to bring a variety of bold project ideas to life.

Show Me the Money: Will College Athletes Become Instant Millionaires 10/27/21

Show Me the Money: Will College Athletes Become Instant Millionaires
Wednesday, 10/27/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm

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On July 1st, The Senate Bill 646: Intercollegiate Athlete Compensation and Rights went into effect. This Bill authorizes certain intercollegiate athletes to earn compensation for the use of their names, images, or likenesses (NIL). The bill also prohibits a postsecondary educational institution and other entities, institutions, and their employees from compensating intercollegiate athletes or prospective intercollegiate athletes for the use of their names, images, or likenesses.

Now the question is was this a good move or a bad move? Will College athletes still favor the love of the game and the alma mater vs. the money that comes from their NIL. Will NIL profit throw off the competitive balance? Will College athletes become instant millionaires?

The panelists spearheading this discussion are Corey Staniscia, External Affairs Director of Dreamfield, and Mary Giardina, Senior Associate AD/Administration and Chief of Staff/SWA at Florida Atlantic University. The event will be moderated by Joe Rose, radio personality on The Joe Rose Show on 560WQAM.

The event is free and open to the public. If you’d like to make a donation to support Village Square programming, you may do so when you register.

Global Connections –COVID Revisited: Are We Safe Yet? 11/15/21

Global Connections –COVID Revisited: Are We Safe Yet?
Monday, 11/15/2021-, 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 Dr. Irwin Redlener (Director, Pandemic Resource & Response Initiative, Columbia University), Dr. Nahid Bhadelia (Founding Director, Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy and Research, Boston University), Dr. Kavita Patel (Fellow & Managing Director of Clinical Transformation, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution), and Dr. Michael Drescher (Director, Emergency Medicine & Trauma, Israel’s Rabin Medical Center). 11/15, 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.

Oolite Arts Shines Spotlight on 2021 Winners of The Ellies at Virtual Awards Ceremony 10/27/21

Oolite Arts Shines Spotlight on 2021 Winners of The Ellies at Virtual Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, 10/27/2021-, 07:00 pm-
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From a graphic novel detailing the events of Operation: Pedro Pan, to the launch of a magazine for Black women and non-binary individuals, and a Carol City Museum set up within an artist’s home, the 46 winners of The Ellies, Miami’s Visual Arts Awards, will share $500,000 to bring a variety of bold project ideas to life. Presented by Oolite Arts, The Ellies are considered to be one of the city’s most noteworthy funding opportunities for Miami-based visual artists.

Oolite Arts will recognize the diverse group of 2021 winners at a virtual awards ceremony at 7 p.m. EST on Wednesday, October 27. To RSVP for the awards ceremony, visit https://oolitearts.org/ellies

Free and open to the public.

305-674-8278 | 924 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139

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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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

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.

Actors’ Playhouse 30th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction 9/25/21

Actors’ Playhouse 30th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction
Saturday, 09/25/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm

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Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, together with presenting sponsor Lexus of Kendall, will virtually celebrate the milestone 30th anniversary of the Reach for the Stars Gala Auction on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 6 p.m. This FREE event will include a star-studded virtual experience and an exciting online auction that is open to the public. Bidding is now open for over 200 signature prizes that include extravagant voyages provided by Azamara, a dream trip to Spain courtesy of Air Europa and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, a one-year lease for a 2022 Lexus RX 350, and much more – all contributed on behalf of the theatre. Proceeds from this year’s major fundraising event for Actors’ Playhouse, a 501© (3) nonprofit organization, will be dedicated to youth programming and operations during the pandemic recovery period.

Dentistry and Dental Practice 11/22/21

Dentistry and Dental Practice
Monday, 11/22/2021-11/23/2021, 09:00 am-06:00 pm

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Cost: $200

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28th Edition of International Conference Dentistry & Dental Practice.
November 22-23, 2021, London
“International Conference on Dentistry and Dental Practice” During November 22-23,2021. Dental 2021 would lay a platform for the interaction between experts around the world and aims in accelerating scientific discoveries. The main theme of the conference is “Dentistry and innovations in the field of Dental practice “

FPL’s Savings to Sing About Trivia Game 9/20/21

FPL’s Savings to Sing About Trivia Game
Sunday, 09/20/2021-11/15/2021, 12:00 am-12:00 am

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Cost: Free

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FPL’s Savings to Sing About Trivia Game

Play FPL’s “Savings to Sing About” game, a new music-themed trivia game, and learn how to save money with the new all-in-one energy-savings online tool – the FPL Energy Manager. Up to 500 top players will win a smart thermostat for their home or a 3-month subscription to a music streaming service.

Customers can play and watch surprise Cameo video messages from well-known musicians – such as Kenny G, Mark McGrath, Chaka Khan, Mya, Melissa Etheridge, Lisa Loeb and Johnny Van Zant from Lynyrd Skynyrd – offering energy-savings trivia and helping spread the word about FPL’s free Energy Manager which allows customers to view the when, where and how of their home’s energy use and adjust accordingly to rake in the savings.

FPL customers who are up for the challenge and want a chance to score a prize can visit FPLSingYourSavings.com now through Nov. 2 to start finding savings they can sing about.

WHEN: Now through November 2, 2021
WHERE / URL: FPLSingYourSavings.com

COST: Free

Flamenco Granaino 9/26/21

Flamenco Granaino
Sunday, 09/26/2021-09/29/2021, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: $10

Flamenco Granaíno an original Pure Flamenco Work by Ilisa Rosal, created in collaboration with Javier Martos, Artistic Director of Ballet Flamenco de Granada. Individual excerpts will be available to watch online on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BFLRMiami) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyoS7KQMYVxxGeRlOGHKwww) September 16th through September 25th, 2021. The entire work will be available on the streaming platform On The Stage on September 26th through September 29th, 2021.

Conversations at MOCA: Book Preview & Celebration for Michael Richards: Are You Down? 9/29/21

Conversations at MOCA: Book Preview & Celebration for Michael Richards: Are You Down?
Wednesday, 09/29/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm

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Cost: Free

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MOCA will present “Conversations at MOCA: Book Preview & Celebration” – a preview and celebration of the forthcoming monograph Michael Richards: Are You Down?, scheduled for publication in Spring 2022. The monograph is co-published by MOCA North Miami and New York Consolidated (N-Y-C). The virtual preview brings together Edwidge Danticat, monograph contributor, acclaimed Miami-based author and MacArthur Fellow, with Camille Crain Drummond, editorial director at N-Y-C with particular interest in Michael Richards’ work as a descendant of a Tuskegee Airman. Danticat and Crain Drummond will discuss the wide-ranging themes in Richards’ dynamic artistic practice, including references to flight, the Tuskegee Airmen, Caribbean and African American histories, and more.

Bridging the Gap: From Education to Employment in the Arts 9/14/21

Bridging the Gap: From Education to Employment in the Arts
Tuesday, 09/14/2021-, 06:30 pm-08:00 pm
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Cost: FREE

Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, this free, interactive community event is the second in their “Arts For Action: Black Voices” series of community dialogues.

Moderated by Neki Mohan, an adjunct professor at Barry University who served as a broadcast journalist at WPLG for 16 years, this special event will explore the gap between education and employment opportunities in the arts and creative industries and offer insights into how we can begin to close that gap for communities of color in South Florida.

A dynamic panel of four experts with diverse experiences in the arts will examine the issue and take comments from the audience in the theater and watching online via Zoom.

Panelist Portia Dunkley is co-founder and executive director of the New Canon Chamber Collective, a non-profit chamber music ensemble offering performance opportunities for Black and Latinx musicians. FLO’etry Entertainment & QUICK2Love Foundation CEO Jerris “QUICKthePoet” Evans will also discuss the issue from his viewpoint as a performer and producer.

The panel also includes artists and academics Gregory Reed, photographer, multimedia producer and a former adjunct professor at American Intercontinental University, and Director of Miami Jazz Co-op Nicole Yarling, a vocalist and violinist who has taught at Florida Memorial University and University of Miami.

The yearlong Arts For Action: Black Voices initiative explores how the arts and artists can be a force for change in addressing critical issues of social justice and racial inequality.

Seating is limited and must be reserved at www.browardcenter.org/tickets/rsvp-arts-for-action. Those wishing to attend via zoom must register in advance at https://bit.ly/3ysrdzt

Audience participation is welcome and encouraged, in person or online. Questions may be submitted in advance to ArtsForAction@BrowardCenter.org or night of event at EventSupport@BrowardCenter.org.

The Broward Center’s Arts for Action: Black Voices initiative is funded through the Community Foundation of Broward’s Art of Community grant program, which aims to use the arts as a tool or catalyst to heighten awareness, deepen knowledge, and mobilize action on social justice issues. Support has been provided by the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Mary N. Porter Community Impact Fund, Community Concerts Association of Fort Lauderdale Performing Arts Fund, A Fund for the Performing Arts and the Linda and Michael Carter Fund.

Additional supporters of the initiative include BBX Capital Foundation and JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

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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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.

Conversations at MOCA: Present & Possible—Honoring Michael Richards 9/14/21

Conversations at MOCA: Present & Possible—Honoring Michael Richards
Tuesday, 09/14/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm

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2021 marks 20 years since Michael Richards’ tragic passing at the age of 38 in the attacks on September 11, 2001. To honor this anniversary, Richards’ cousin Dawn Dale and “Michael Richards: Are You Down?” co-curators Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin will be in dialogue with filmmaker, visual artist, and curator Tiona Nekkia McClodden to discuss the ongoing work of stewarding artists’ legacies. Dale has stored and cared for Richards’ artworks for two decades since Richards’ passing; Fialho and Levin have been engaged with curating Richards’ art since 2016; and McClodden has worked with the estates and archives of artists Brad Johnson, Essex Hemphill and Julius Eastman. Together, their conversation will consider the ongoing work of uplifting underknown Black artists, familial care for those who have passed, and amplifying Richards’ artistic practice in the wake of September 11.

Random Questions with Larry Fields 8/7/21

Random Questions with Larry Fields
Tuesday, 09/07/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm

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Cost: Free

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Just when you thought Facebook couldn’t possibly be more of a waste of time… You’re welcome.
As the title suggests- the show is a fun, off-the-wall take on a talk show based around a series of rapid-fire random questions.

Guests are all alumni—both past and present, featuring performers, directors, designers, etc.—all the kinds of people who make Fantasy Theatre Factory possible. This is our way of celebrating our great and talented artists both on stage and off!

This episode features South FL Theatre treasure Kitt Marsh!

Thank you to our Sponsors: The Miami Dade County Division of Cultural Affairs, Broward County Cultural Division of Affairs, Funding Arts Broward, National Endowment for the Arts

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

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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.

The Art of Justice: Art-Making workshop + community dialogue (2 of 4) 8/12/21

The Art of Justice: Art-Making workshop + community dialogue (2 of 4)
Thursday, 08/12/2021-, 06:30 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: FREE

Register: https://bit.ly/theartofjustice-workshop2
The LA Lee Mizell YMCA Community Center and Niki Lopez of What’s Your Elephant present “The Art of Justice: Art-Making as Catalyst for Social Justice and Collective Action” an art-making series that features social justice-themed presentations, artist-led workshops across literary, visual, and performing arts, and culminating showcases that highlight the work created in the workshops while encouraging critical conversations about access, advocacy, agency, and collective action. This series will run from July 2021 – January 2022.
Workshop: Thursday, August 12; 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Artist leading art-making workshop & discussion: Kianga Jinaki
Special guest: Patrice Walker of Emotional Emancipation Broward
Agency: Capacity to affect change
Agency means that individuals know their rights and are empowered to assert them. They have the capacity and ability to voice their concerns and act on them to create change for the better. This lens addresses how the arts assist individuals in learning how to think critically about the world to develop their agency. Equity is ensured when individuals have agency to participate in a socially responsible, democratic and civil society.
Supplies needed to participate in art-making:
9” x 12” canvas board or construction paper, or cloth.
Scraps of grey, black, orange, green, and pink fabric.
Scissors
Colored pencil
Glue Stick and Elmer’s glue
Template for collage
Strip of African fabric to make a frame around your canvas(optional)
To be included in the virtual showcase:
There will be a virtual showcase Saturday, August 28; 1- 3 PM. We will showcase completed work, have a featured performing artist and other art. To be included:
Take a photo of the completed art piece
Email with with name
Zoom/Facebook live (https://www.facebook.com/nikilopezcreative)

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There will be 4 Social Justice ‘lenses’ in this series. Each lens will have:
1 Day: art-making workshop day & community conversation centered on that lens.
1 Day: a showcase of work from the workshop, art from artists, open mic, community dialogue, featured performance artist
This series will culminate in January 2022 with some of the works from each lens, performances.
More info: https://whatsyourelephant.org/theartofjustice
Support for this project has been provided by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Oakland Park Woman’s Club, David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund, Ann Adams Fund and the Mary and Alex Mackenzie Impact Fund.

Race to Breakthrough – 5k Virtual Race 9/4/21

Race to Breakthrough – 5k Virtual Race
Saturday, 09/04/2021-, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
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Cost: 30

On this, our 30th year, students are once again leading the way to make more breakthroughs happen. Get ready to join us virtually and bring us your 30s! Register to run, walk, cycle – any activity of your choice measured in increments of 30. Invite your friends, and create your teams as we make our way to many more Breakthroughs! Follow us on our social channels and stay tuned throughout the month as we share exciting new details about this year’s race, including tips on how to prepare yourself for race day! 🚴

Global Connections – Who Is An American Jew In 2021: Insights From The Pew Study 9/23/21

Global Connections – Who Is An American Jew In 2021: Insights From The Pew Study
Thursday, 09/23/2021-, 04:00 pm-05:00 pm
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Cost: 0

Robert Siegel (former Senior Host of NPR’s All Things Considered for 31 years) interviews Prof. Shuly Rubin Schwartz (Chancellor, Jewish Theological Seminary), Rabbi Elka Abrahamson (President, Wexner Foundation), and Prof. Jonathan Sarna (American Jewish History, Brandeis University). FREE REGISTRATION: www.gcsept.splashthat.com

Global Connections is free to the public. REGISTER HERE: www.gcsept.splashthat.com

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.

Feel Good, Do Good: Segal Zuckerman, P.A. Sponsoring Free, Virtual Yoga Session to Provide Emotional Wellness and Relief to Those Impacted by the Surfside Condo Collapse 8/11/21

Feel Good, Do Good: Segal Zuckerman, P.A. Sponsoring Free, Virtual Yoga Session to Provide Emotional Wellness and Relief to Those Impacted by the Surfside Condo Collapse
Wednesday, 08/11/2021-, 07:30 am-08:30 am
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Cost: FREE

What/Who:
Segal Zuckerman, P.A., a Miami-based boutique litigation law firm founded by Richard I. Segal and Jamie Zuckerman, is sponsoring a free, virtual yoga session on Wednesday, Aug. 11 from 7:30–8:30 a.m. to provide support, emotional wellness and relief to help those impacted by the heartbreaking collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside.

While the yoga session is free to attend, participants are encouraged to “feel good, do good” by donating to the Surfside victims at SupportSurfside.com and then enjoying a relaxing and healing yoga class.

The virtual yoga class will be taught by Yoga Instructor Natasha Hanono. Join Segal Zuckerman for a morning of gratitude and strength before embarking on the day.

RSVP to sz@dureeandcompany.com by Monday, Aug. 9 at noon. Participants will then receive a link to join the virtual yoga session.

When:
Wednesday, Aug. 11 from 7:30–8:30 a.m.

Where:
Virtual. Participants will receive a link to join after they RSVP.

Cost:
FREE. Attendees are encouraged to donate to the Surfside victims at SupportSurfside.com.

How:
RSVP to sz@dureeandcompany.com by Monday, Aug. 9 at noon. Limited space available.

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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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 Moving Images: “Are You Down?” Documentary Film Screening & Conversation 8/2/21

MOCA Moving Images: “Are You Down?” Documentary Film Screening & Conversation
Monday, 08/02/2021-, 06:00 pm-

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Cost: FREE

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Virtual via YouTube Live

In conjunction with MOCA North Miami’s exhibition Michael Richards: Are You Down?, the museum honors Michael Richards’ birthday with a special film screening and conversation.

The virtual event will highlight Richards’ powerful sculpture and drawing practice, the circumstances of his passing on September 11, his friendships, and his enduring influence on cultural communities in New York City, Miami, and beyond.

Documentary film co-directors Dennis Scholl and Juan Matos join artist Luis Gispert for a one-time screening of this 30-minute, work-in-progress documentary about Michael Richards. A conversation, moderated by Donnamarie Baptiste, will follow.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about Michael Richards through the eyes and testimonials of those who were closest to him. Gispert, who was friends with Richards and is interviewed in the film, offers us a more intimate look into his life, drawing us closer to his genius.

The event is free and will be streaming LIVE on YouTube on August 2, 2021 at 6 p.m. To watch live, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncBIboGrVHs.

For more information, please visit: https://mocanomi.org/2021/06/are-you-down-documentary-film-screening-talkback/

8th Annual Children of the Lotus Back-to-School Retreat 8/21/21

8th Annual Children of the Lotus Back-to-School Retreat
Saturday, 08/21/2021-, 01:00 pm-04:00 pm
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Cost: FREE

On Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, from 1 pm to 4 p.m. Est., Dreamcatchers for the Soul Foundation, Inc., will host their 8th Annual FIRST Virtual Children of the Lotus Back to School Retreat. This year’s theme is the powerful and innate gift of INTUITION – the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. It is anticipated that this workshop will allow children and their families to experience the truth that INTUITION is a Divine Power – a built-in GPS given to all of us to help us find our way. We will infuse Intuition with Mindfulness.

Because of the Pandemic-Related Traumatic Stress in Children and Families, this event will be crucial as we prepare to get our children and ourselves back to some normalcy.

This holistic event is a balanced approach for children ages 5-18 and their parents featuring stress management and personal and educational development workshops headlining mindfulness, guided imagery, parenting, finding your purpose, and more.

This year we are proud to have the following Guest Speakers: Andrea John Baptiste, CEO of Axum Management Capabilities, Media, Entrepreneur, and Educator. Maria Cabrera – Educator. Carolyn Lynne- Wheeler-Author, Teacher, Inspirational Speaker. Yvonne P. Morris– Communication and Holistic Wellness Coach. Mary Ann Wamhoff – Labyrinth Facilitator. Sage Oates – Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Life Celebrant. Dina Saalisi – Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Master Flower Essence Practitioner, Certified Hypnotherapist, Educator, Author, and Empath. Aprajita Ralli -Middle School Coordinator and Teacher. Lucy Martinez De Hoyo – Spiritual Nutrition Coach and Wellness Educator. Dr. Glenda Hutson – Energy Healer Facilitator.
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Dreamcatchers for the Soul Foundation, Inc. is a holistic wellness organization that believes that every child/teen should learn healthy tools to deal with stress, trauma, fear, anxiety, depression. Our modalities are Mindfulness, Reiki, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Yoga.

“This retreat is for all concerned parents, educators, and stakeholders who are interested in comprehensive approaches in dealing with the mental and physical health of students. It is anticipated that all participants will receive the working knowledge of how to use breathing exercises to relax, focus, make better choices, improve self-esteem and academic performance and overall well-being,” Pamella Reid, Dreamcatchers Founder stated.

Global Connections – How 9/11 Changed Us 8/10/21

Global Connections – How 9/11 Changed Us
Tuesday, 08/10/2021-, 04:00 pm-05:00 pm

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Robert Siegel (former Senior Host of NPR’s All Things Considered for 31 years) interviews Larry Silverstein (Chairman, Silverstein Properties), Alice Greenwald (President / CEO, National September 11 Memorial & Museum of History), and Evan Osnos (Pulitzer Prize Recipient; Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution). FREE REGISTRATION: www.gcaug.splashthat.com

Global Connections is free to the public. REGISTER HERE: www.gcaug.splashthat.com

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.

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

Random Questions with Larry Fields 8/3/21

Random Questions with Larry Fields
Tuesday, 08/03/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Random Questions is back!
It’s the show that’s too obscure to get canceled.

Just as the title suggests the show is a fun, off-the-wall take on a talk show based around a series of rapid-fire random questions. Guests are all Ftf alumni—both past and present, featuring performers, directors, designers, etc.—all the kinds of people who make Ftf possible. This is our way of celebrating our great and talented artists both on stage and off—and it’s a gig in the pandemic!

This episode features FTF cast member O’Neil Delapenha!

When: August 3rd, 2021 at 8pm
Where: Facebook Live
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Thank you to our Sponsors: The Miami Dade County Division of Cultural Affairs, Broward County Cultural Division of Affairs, Funding Arts Broward, National Endowment for the Arts

Oolite Arts Invites Public to Free Virtual Screening of ‘Save the Bay’ Video PSAs and Panel on This Critical Topic 7/28/21

Oolite Arts Invites Public to Free Virtual Screening of ‘Save the Bay’ Video PSAs and Panel on This Critical Topic
Wednesday, 07/28/2021-, 07:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

Biscayne Bay has reached its tipping point due to years of neglect, pollution and other mitigating factors. Five local filmmakers are urging residents to do something about it through videos they created for Save the Bay, a PSA competition recently held by Oolite Arts. Winners received $2,500 each to produce their 30-60 second public service announcement for the contest.

The public is invited to view the short videos and meet the contest winners during a special screening that will take place at a virtual event, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28. During the free community event, Oolite Arts will also hold a discussion between the filmmakers, the organization’s Cinematic Arts Manager Danielle Bender and Miami-Dade County’s Chief Bay Officer Irela Bagué.Additionally, the public can vote on their favorite PSA, which will receive a People’s Choice Award and extra $1,000, through August 12, 2021 at oolitearts.org/save-the-bay. To participate in the virtual event, visit https://oolitearts.org/save-the-bay/

The 4th Annual Everglades Teacher Symposium 7/21/21

The 4th Annual Everglades Teacher Symposium
Wednesday, 07/21/2021-07/22/2021, 08:00 am-
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Cost: free

Attend 45-minute sessions to learn more about free, research-based, standards-aligned, K-12 Everglades curriculum and resources.

Interact with community partners and gain content knowledge through facilitated discussions of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem with Everglades experts.

Virtual miniMAKERS 7/17/21

Virtual miniMAKERS
Saturday, 07/17/2021-, 02:00 pm-04:00 pm
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Cost: FREE

Join MOCA’s livestream on Facebook for the new lineup of miniMakers workshops and paint along with artist Edwin Creates to make your own miniMasterpieces. Artistic fun in English and Spanish for ages 6 and up.

To follow along, you’ll need:
* Canvas (9” x 12” or 11” x 14”) (cardboard works too!)
* Acrylics set
* Brushes (3 to 5, in different sizes)
* Napkins or paper towels
* Cup with water
* Paper plate or palette
* Blow dryer
* An old shirt or apron to stay clean (optional)

This program is made possible with the support North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency.

To watch live, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/MOCANoMi/live/

Global Connections – Eating In & Eating Out: Our Changing Relationship With Food 7/22/21

Global Connections – Eating In & Eating Out: Our Changing Relationship With Food
Wednesday, 07/22/2021-, 04:00 pm-05:00 pm
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Robert Siegel (former Senior Host of NPR’s All Things Considered for 31 years) interviews Mark Bittman (Food author & journalist; Special Advisor, Food Policy, Columbia University), Ruth Reichl (6-time James Beard Awardee, former Editor-in-Chief, Gourmet magazine), and Mark Fachler and Monica Klausner (Co-founders, Veestro). FREE REGISTRATION: www.globalconnections.splashthat.com

Global Connections is free to the public. REGISTER HERE: www.globalconnections.splashthat.com

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

Global Connections: Navigating the New Abnormal 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.

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals 7/22/21, 8/5/21, 8/19/21, 9/2/21, 9/9/21, 9/16/21, 9/23/21

My State MLS to Host Free, Educational Webinars for Real Estate Professionals
Thursday, 07/22/2021-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
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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 July, August and September 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 introduce real estate professionals to My State MLS’s new features, including MLS Affiliate and MH Authority. It will also show attendees how to create video content with Facebook Live. The September webinars will give the audience a refresher on real estate basics, including how to market themselves and how to expand their business.

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

What is MH Authority? – July 22, 2-3 p.m. ET
Among a shortage of affordable housing options, buyers are increasingly turning to mobile and manufactured homes. However, most consumer real estate websites treat manufactured housing as an afterthought, and sites that are built for mobile/manufactured listings are outdated and riddled with inaccurate listings. That’s why My State MLS created MH Authority, the ultimate consumer-facing source for mobile/manufactured listings. It’s time to make the manufactured housing process easier for buyers, sellers, and professionals. David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Going Live – Introduction to Facebook Live for Real Estate – Aug. 5, 2-3 p.m. ET
Creating video content is no longer an optional boost to a marketing strategy – it’s critical for success. Videos receive better social media engagement, increase email open rates, and can even improve SEO. With live streaming services like Facebook Live, real estate professionals don’t even need fancy gear or a lengthy script to get started. David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.

Dear Dave – Advice for Your (Customer) Relationships – Aug. 19, 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.

Back to School Series – 2-3 p.m. ET
This September, it’s time to go back to school. Join My State MLS live every Thursday at 2 p.m. ET to brush up on the basics. Attendees will learn how to take their real estate career to the next level.
Sept. 2 – Continuing Education (CE) and Beyond: David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.
Sept. 9 – Becoming A Broker: David Mink, operations manager and national trainer for My State MLS, will be the moderator.
Sept. 16 – Marketing Yourself: Amanda Sternklar, marketing director for My State MLS, will be the moderator.
Sept. 23 – Expanding Your Business: 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

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.

Artist Connectivity Series:’Dream’ 6/28/21

Artist Connectivity Series:’Dream’
Monday, 06/28/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
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Cost: FREE

Tune in on Monday, June 28th, for ‘Dream’ – the third and final pilot episode of the ‘Queer Connectivity Series’ dreaming of radical new futures, reclaiming of what’s been stolen, forward-casting, there/then, and sense of becoming.

A new addition to the Artist Connectivity online platform, it explores a space to have conversations between artists globally and commune in response to the ‘new normal’ from a perspective of their lived experience and praxis.

The evening will be guest hosted by Pioneer Winter, with insightful speakers including: Jerron Herman, Niurca Marquez, David Hans Lau, Evan Spigelman, and Mashuq Mushtaq Deen.

Reserve your spot and register to attend at: bit.ly/PWCArtistSeries.

Pioneer Winter Collective is a dance-theater company rooted in social practice, community, queer visibility, and beauty beyond the mainstream. The company works to democratize performance in public spaces, museums and galleries, stage, and film. Led by choreographer Pioneer Winter, the Collective aims to transform the social, political, and cultural landscape by expanding the definition of dance. To learn more about Pioneer Winter Collective, visit: PioneerWinter.com.

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.

Free Virtual Citizenship Clinic 6/25/21

Free Virtual Citizenship Clinic
Friday, 06/25/2021-06/26/2021, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
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Cost: FREE

Miami residents! We are partnering with The Allapattah Collaborative, CDC to help you overcome any barriers you may have to obtaining American citizenship by offering free legal assistance, study materials, access to classes and any other resources that can help you on your journey. If you are interested, sign up for our FREE 2-day Virtual Citizenship Clinic happening Friday, 6/25 – Saturday, 6/26: bit.ly/alpclinic

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.

Conversations at MOCA 6/16/21

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

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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

Pompano Beach Arts presents Karina Iglesias and the Nu-Thang 6/19/21

Pompano Beach Arts presents Karina Iglesias and the Nu-Thang
Saturday, 06/19/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:30 pm
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Cost: $15

Pompano Beach Arts presents Karina Iglesias and the Nu-Thang

WHO: Karina Iglesias and the Nu-Thang

WHAT: A virtual concert

WHERE: from the Pompano Beach Cultural Center

WHEN: Saturday June 19, from 8 to 9:30 PM

WHY:In 2013, Karina was a contestant on NBC’s #1 Hit TV Show, The Voice. She made it to the Top 16 on the live shows. She was originally on Adam Levine’s team but was later stolen by Shakira after her epic performance of “Its a man’s, man’s, man’s world” which turned into a YouTube sensation. With her highly-focused artistic vision, rich cultural background and proclivity for harnessing a wide range of production techniques, Karina Iglesias brings forth a strong element of innovation and heralds a much-needed return to the authenticity of pure soul music.

Born and raised in Miami, Florida to Honduran parents, Karina Iglesias’ sound mirrors the diverse musical and cultural influences that have shaped her character and forged her individuality as an artist. With a style equally informed by rhythm and blues, boleros, gospel and hip-hop Karina delivers her performances with the intimacy of a deep soul crooner and the conviction and drive of a dauntless female singer/songwriter.

A veteran of the Miami live music scene, Karina began writing songs during the time she started working extensively with local bands. It soon became apparent that through composing original material, her true artistic identity had emerged. Her emotionally charged and deeply personal lyrics now revealed a depth of character and vulnerability that can only be conveyed when a singer truly connects with their song. Hosted by Tamara G of WLYF 101.5

TICKETS: Available for $15 at http://pompanobeacharts.org/programs/music-series
Note: Tickets are valid for the following two weeks.
The final three concerts in the series are available for $37.50

Video: It’s a Man’s World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3umukh_t7-E

The Concert Series is presented by the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Division

National Pink Day Summer Breast Cancer Awareness 6/23/21

National Pink Day Summer Breast Cancer Awareness
Wednesday, 06/23/2021-, 12:01 am-11:59 pm
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Cost: No Cost

On this National Pink Day, June 23rd, The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative (WBHI)— a leader in disease prevention and early detection community outreach— invites women to “Mask Up and Get Your Mammogram”, following healthcare guidance while ensuring timely screenings delayed by the pandemic.

Women are encouraged to contact WBHI to schedule their mammogram at no cost by calling 305-825-4081. Valued partner Jackson Health System will also be providing heart screenings, presenting a more comprehensive preventive care approach. As WBHI’s community partner that cares deeply about the community, Fresco y Más in Hialeah will host the breast and heart screenings to be held on National Pink Day, June 23rd by appointment only.

Everyone near and far is invited to support the campaign with pink inspired images and messages, and the hashtag #WBHIPinkDay by posting on social media and tagging Facebook @TheWBHI and Instagram @WBHI on National Pink Day, June 23rd for awareness and remembrance.

With pink being the color for breast cancer, WBHI’s summer breast cancer awareness campaign on National Pink Day helps women access critical resources to help beat the odds of breast cancer. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer over their lifetime; and the death rate has increased. Over the course of the pandemic, mammogram utilization decreased as much as 80%. Delayed, or missed cancer screenings could mean diagnosis at a later stage with a poorer prognosis.

“Our summer breast cancer campaign on National Pink Day reminds women it’s time to ‘Mask Up and Get Your Mammogram’, practicing preventive care while protecting our healthcare heroes in clinical settings,” states Andrea Ivory, WBHI’s Founder and Executive Director. “Breast cancer is diagnosed year-round, but the good news is that early detection, and disease deterrent lifestyles change and saves lives.

Disease prevention and early detection are critical to fostering healthy communities. WBHI is a leader in providing breast and heart health education and resources through a comprehensive strategy to all communities in need in South Florida. For more information on The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative, visit https://flbreasthealth.com/.

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

5050 Raffle for the Animals 6/18/21

5050 Raffle for the Animals
Friday, 06/18/2021-, 06:00 am-11:59 pm
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Cost: See description for ticket prices

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Want to WIN BIG? The Humane Society of Greater Miami’s 50/50 Raffle for the Animals is back! Purchase tickets online for your chance at winning 50% of the total cash jackpot. The other half will help give homeless animals a second chance. It’s a win-win for everyone!
With tickets starting at just $10 for 10 tickets, $20 for 40 tickets or $40 for 200 tickets, you won’t want to miss out on your chance to win! Fetch the winning ticket online before June 18th ends.

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.

Young Talent Big Dreams 2021 Finals 6/5/21

Young Talent Big Dreams 2021 Finals
Saturday, 06/05/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, together with presenting sponsor The Children’s Trust, will host the 11th Annual Young Talent Big Dreams Virtual Finals presentation – the most widespread, free youth talent competition in Miami-Dade County. Prizes range from performing arts scholarships to cash awards, performance opportunities and more. The grand prize winner will receive four tickets to Universal Orlando and a hotel stay for two nights, courtesy of WSVN 7News, along with $500 in cash.

The talent competition features a total of six individual categories including pop/rock/rap vocals, musical theatre/jazz standards/classical vocals, dance, musical instrument, original spoken word, and original vocal and/or instrumental composition. Categories for groups of six or fewer members include dance, musical instrument/bands and vocal groups. Young Talent Big Dreams is modeled after reality TV talent shows that offer similar opportunities to contestants through a series of auditions, performances and professional mentoring. Judges include a host of local celebrities and professionals from Miami’s performing arts community.

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.

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? 5/26/21

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines?
Wednesday, 05/26/2021-, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
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Cost: Free

We understand you may have concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines. Have your questions answered by a medical expert in an interactive one-hour webinar from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 26. This free event is open to the community.

Join Dr. Kelli Tice Wells, a family physician with a background in public health and Florida Blue’s Senior Medical Director for Medical Affairs, as she answers your questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Tice Wells also oversees Florida Blue’s health equity strategy and has responsibilities in the areas of corporate social responsibility and public health monitoring.

Don’t miss this chance to ask a doctor questions and understand the facts about the COVID-19 vaccines. Invite your friends and family to join, too!

Cinderella: A Fractured Fairytale- Miami Dade Public Libraries Zoom 6/12/21

Cinderella: A Fractured Fairytale- Miami Dade Public Libraries Zoom
Saturday, 06/12/2021-06/12/2021, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
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Cost: Free

This is a Live ZOOM Performance via The Miami Beach Regional and South Shore Public Libraries.
It’s a Cinderella Story– like you’ve never seen it before! This show is great for primary grades, and older students appreciate the flippant comic style of this “Fractured Fairy Tale”.

Register for free via either Miami Beach Regional Branch or South Shore Branch to receive a link to join us on Zoom on June 12th at 3pm!

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the City of Miami Beach, the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, and the City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, the Broward County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) presents Lucas Apostoleris Quintet 5/28/21

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) presents Lucas Apostoleris Quintet
Friday, 05/28/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
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On Friday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m., the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) presents Lucas Apostoleris Quintet as part of its monthly “Virtual Jazz at MOCA” series. Born in Connecticut and raised in Massachusetts, Lucas Apostoleris is a composer and instrumentalist currently residing in Miami, Florida. In June 2020, Apostoleris released his debut album, Chronicle, which consists of nine original compositions and features Tom Kelley and Carlos Mata-Alvarez on saxophones, Alex Brown on piano, and Dan Montgomery on bass.

In addition to writing music for his own ensemble, Apostoleris has recently written arrangements for the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra in Ft. Myers, FL, and the prestigious Airmen of Note Air Force big band. He also regularly performs in the Miami area with a variety of ensembles. Apostoleris has been a recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer awards three times, in 2008, 2009, and 2018, and he received an honorable mention in 2017.

Since the onset of COVID-19, MOCA suspended the Jazz at MOCA concert series due to health protocols. With the goal of ensuring the continuity of Jazz at MOCA, the museum will launch the program virtually, in partnership with WDNA Radio—South Florida’s premier jazz radio station. Hosted by WDNA’s Carter Jackson-Brown, the virtual series will feature the best of South Florida’s young and innovative musicians. The concert will take place virtually on the last Friday of every month at 7:00 p.m.