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March 2017 community events calendar

Welcome to your community calendar. It's your one-stop shop to finding out about events taking place around your community. We have everything to help you make the most of your free time, from festivals and fundraisers to music and museums.

Events are listed on a monthly basis. Most are free or low cost to the public.

Every Thursday in 2017

Thursday Night Food Truck Round-Up

Rickenbacker Causeway - Across MAST Academy & Miami Marine Stadium

Key Biscayne, FL

Time: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Starting Jan. 5, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Rickenbacker Causeway Park Operations will premiere the new "Thursday Night Food Truck Round-Up." Guests will enjoy a wide variety of culinary treats served up by popular gourmet food truck vendors, along with picturesque views of Biscayne Bay.

Note: The event will be held every Thursday (weather permitting), with the exception of these block out dates: Feb. 16 (Progressive Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail) and March 23 & 30 (Miami Open Tennis Tournament).

Cost: Varies per food truck vendor  

For more information, contact Moty Mordechay Goldman at info@motysgrill.com or 786-287-6688.

 

 

Every Friday in 2017

Friday Farmer's Market at Haulover Beach Park

Bill Bird Marina

10800 Collins Avenue

Miami, FL

Time: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Starting Jan. 6,  visitors can enjoy the fun of healthy living at this family-style event, featuring fresh locally grown produce for purchase, a live DJ pop-up dance party, a bounce house for the kids and more.

Cost: Free parking will be provided at the marina. Vendor food costs vary

For more information, call Liza Hernandez at 786-459-0787. For directions to Haulover Beach Park, call 305-947-3525.

 

 

Saturday, Mar. 4

The DRI Walk for Diabetes & Family Fun Day

Marlins Park

501 Marlins Way

Miami, FL 33125

Time: 7 a.m.

All across South Florida, thousands of people will participate in the DRI Walk for Diabetes & Family Fun Day Presented by Walgreens.  Join other Walgreens customers, employees, family members, friends and neighbors to raise funds for diabetes research.  There will be a 5k and 10K walk through Marlins Park, Kid Super Hero Fun Run, health fair and Marlins baseball ticket giveaways.    All funds raised will benefit the life-saving work of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI).

Cost: Donation based

For more information and to register visit multirace.com.  

 

 

Saturday, Mar. 4 & Sunday, Mar. 5

Bike MS:  Breakaway to Key Largo 2017

FIU Stadium

11200 SW 8th Street

Miami, FL

Time: 7 a.m.

This two day fundraising cycling event takes you from Miami to Key Largo and back. There are multiple route options, all of which are well supported with fully-stocked rest stops every 8-12 miles, a great lunch stop each day and safety provided by medical personnel, HAM radio operators, law enforcement and motorcycle escorts. The purpose is to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system.  Last year, Bike MS raised over one million dollars.   

Cost: $30 Registration fee. $350 fundraising minimum.

For more information call 954-731-4224, ext. 56911 or 56926

 

 

Saturday, Mar. 4 & Sunday, Mar. 5

Carnaval Miami – Carnaval on the Mile

Alhambra Plaza/Circle, three blocks north of Miracle Mile

Coral Gables, FL

Time: Begins at noon. 

This year's Carnaval on the Mile will feature two stages of simultaneous concerts of jazz, funk, rock and Afro-Caribbean samba.  Artists include Humming House, Con Brio, Red Baratt and others.  There will also be art exhibitions by more than 100 artists and “Cork & Fork,” the food and wine event returning for a second edition. 

Cost: Non-ticketed event, admission costs apply to Cork & Fork

For more information contact Rebecca Brooks at 305-615-1111, ext. 203  

 

 

Sunday, Mar. 5

SeussFest

Alvin Sherman Library

3100 Ray Ferrero Jr., Blvd.

Davie-Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Time: 12 p.m. -  4 p.m.

An event all kids will love. Enjoy a day of reading from the world's greatest children’s book author, Dr. Seuss.

Cost: Free

To RSVP, call 954-262-5477 or visit public.library.nova.edu/seussfest

 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 & Thursday, Mar. 9

Career Opportunity in Advertising– The Retail Growth Machine

Zimmerman Advertising Headquarters

6600 North Andrews Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Time:  5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Due to a dramatic string of exciting new business wins, including dynamic national brands, Zimmerman Advertising is currently accepting applications in the areas of creative, digital, media and account services.  Job seekers will find a variety of exciting opportunities to consider. From entry‐level to executive, all of those interested in being part of the Zimmerman growth machine should visit the agency on Wednesday and consider the many employment options.

Cost: Free admission and parking  

For more information and to register, visit zimadv.com or call Sonia Grunbaum at 954-644-4205.  

 

Saturday, Mar. 11

Christian Women Connection Conference

Kendall Community Church of God

8795 SW 112 Street

Miami, FL 33176

Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Rev. Melanie Thigpen from Anderson Indiana and Minister Kimberly Marshall from Mount Tabor Baptist Church in Miami will deliver an inspirational message titled "Embracing the Next Generation."

Cost: $10 Registration fee, includes lunch

For more information. call the church office at 305-274-3072

 

 

Saturday, Mar. 11

Cooper City Founder's Day – Open Car Show

Brian Piccolo Park

9501 Sheridan Street

Cooper City, FL

Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

This event is open to all types and years of motor vehicles. It will feature trophies, raffle prizes and 50/50 drawings. There will also be music and food. 

Cost: $15 pre-registration, $20 day of show

For more information, call 954-755-1723

 

 

Saturday, Mar. 11

Honor Games

University of Miami Athletic Fields

5821 San Amaro Drive

Coral Gables, FL 33133

Time:  2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Designed to build character while providing the opportunity to engage in physical activity, the Honor Games focus on middle-school aged kids and takes a new approach to how they treat one another by encouraging self-love, honor and respect through physical competition. The Games, a Ninja Warrior meets Spartan Race-type obstacle course, include water, soap, ice baths, foam pits and other unique elements mixed into a course of inflatable obstacles.  Each obstacle represents a unique value from The New Guy Code, including honor, obedience, nobility, ownership and respect. Competitors must challenge themselves not only physically, but also mentally with a series questions designed specifically for that value and particular obstacle.

Cost: $15

For more information and to register, visit https://events.hakuapp.com/the-honor-games

 

 

Saturday, Mar. 11 – Sunday, Apr. 8

International Women's Day Art Exhibit

North Miami Beach Library

1601 NE 164 Street

North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Time: 6:30 p.m. – Opening Day

The opening exhibit will highlight the works of 18 contemporary artists whose bold and imposing pieces celebrate and honor the literary works of Maya Angelou, award winning author, poet, dancer, inspirational speaker and women’s advocate.  There will also be presentation by international authors and musicians.  The show will be on display through April 8, 2017.

Cost: Free

 

 

Saturday & Sunday, Mar. 11-12

Overnight Family Campout

Castellow Hammock Park

22301 SW 162 Avenue

Miami, FL

Time: Sat. 3 p.m. - Sun. 9 a.m.

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department wants to help families reconnect with nature and discover the fun and adventure of camping under the stars, with its new Miami EcoAdventures program – “Family Campouts.”  No experience necessary, just bring your own tent, sleeping bag and food to cook over a campfire.  Expert naturalists will assist you every step of the way, as you take part in an owl-walk along forest trails and learn basic camping techniques.

Cost: $15 p/person or $40 for a family of four

Register by calling 305-666-5885 or visit www.miamiecoadventures.com.

 

 

Saturday & Sunday, Mar. 11-12

Broward County Airboat Show & Festival

Bergeron Rodeo Grounds

4271 Davie Road

Davie, FL

Time: Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. 

Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The 28th annual Broward County Airboat Show & Festival will feature live music, raffles, food, beer and vendor booths.

Cost: Saturday $15

Sunday $10

There is a $25 entry fee for airboats, buggies, full tracks and trucks.

Click here for more information about the event.

 

 

Sunday, Mar. 12

Calle Ocho Festival

SW 8th Street (12th – 27th Avenue)

Miami, FL

Time: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana invites visitors from around the globe to the largest Hispanic street festival in the Southeastern United States during the 40th Annual Calle Ocho Festival.  Little Havana will vibrate with 12 dedicated stages of simultaneous concerts from Latin legends, including Willy Chirino, Albita, Natty Natasha, Millie Quesada, Los Adolescentes and more.  There will also be a first of its kind croquette eating contest along with hundreds of international food kiosks.  

Cost: Free. VIP ticketed experiences available.

For more information, call Rebecca Brooks at 305-615-1111, ext. 203  

 

 

Monday, Mar. 13

Read & Explore Kids Event

Bill Sadowski Park & Nature Center

17555 SW 79 Avenue

Miami, FL

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

In an effort to engage children and families in fun, educational, outdoor experiences, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department has launched the new Miami EcoAdventures™ kids’ program “Read and Explore,” a collaboration with Miami-Dade Public Library System.  The free monthly program debuts with a reading of Eric Carle’s award-winning children’s book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”  Kids will enjoy story-themed crafts, a caterpillar and butterfly hunt and butterfly garden exploration.   Each month, the park will feature a reading of a specially selected nature-themed children’s book.

Cost: Free

For more information, contact Heather Tedlow at 305-255-4767 or Heather.Tedlow@miamidade.gov and visit www.miamiecoadventures.com.

 

 

Saturday, Mar. 18

Humane Society of Broward County – Walk for the Animals

Huizenga Plaza

32 East Las Olas Blvd.

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Time: 10 a.m.

This is the Humane Society of Broward County’s largest fundraiser. The 1.25 mile walk through beautiful Fort Lauderdale attracts thousands of animal lovers each year. There will be a bounce house and face painting for the younger crowd.  Dogs can receive the star treatment with red carpet photos courtesy of Little’s Photography and a dip in the doggie pools all while their owners enjoy free pancakes from IHOP and live entertainment.  Plus, Local 10’s own Jacey Birch will emcee the event.

Cost: Donation based

For information about registering, forming a “Pack” or team, contact Linda Sanders at 954-266-6817 or info@walk4theanimals.com

 

 

Saturday, Mar. 18

Family & Health Festival

4441 Sunrise Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Time: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Judah Worship Word Ministries presents the Family & Health Festival featuring a free concert, kid zone, and food.  There will be special performances by Tephlon Armor, Mandy Frederic, 1Legend and others. 

Cost: Free

 

 

Saturday & Sunday, Mar. 18-19

Overnight Family Campout

A.D. “Doug” Barnes Park

3401 SW 72 Avenue

Miami, FL

Time: Sat. 3 p.m. - Sun. 9 a.m.

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department wants to help families reconnect with nature and discover the fun and adventure of camping under the stars, with its new Miami EcoAdventures program – “Family Campouts.”  No experience necessary, just bring your own tent, sleeping bag and food to cook over a campfire.  Expert naturalists will assist you every step of the way, as you take part in an owl-walk along forest trails and learn basic camping techniques.

Cost: $15 p/person or $40 for a family of four

Register by calling 305-666-5885 or visit www.miamiecoadventures.com.

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 22

Making Midcentury Modern

Robb & Stucky Coral Gables Showroom

4711 Le Jeune Road

Coral Gables, FL 33146

Time: 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Join Robb & Stucky as renowned designer Michael Berman explores the history of design in California and the midcentury influences that inspired architecture and furniture trends that endure to this day. 

Cost: Free

RSVP by March 15 at http://www.robbstuckyintl.com/seminars/design-seminar/

 

Thursday, Mar. 23 - Sunday, Apr. 16

Miami-Dade County Youth Fair

10901 SW 24th St.

Miami, FL 33165

Time: Opening Day 3 p.m., Most days Noon, Closing times vary

The Youth Fair is ranked the largest fair in Florida. The adrenaline-filled twenty-one day event includes over ninety heart pounding rides, two giant Kiddielands, outrageous fair foods, livestock and agricultural competitions, live concerts, blockbuster shows, a sensational European style circus and much more within its 86 acre complex.

Cost: $6 general admission on opening day, $14 admission on other days

Free admission for seniors 65 and older. Free admission for children age 5 & under

Special discounts are available. Free parking and tram service.   

For more information, contact the fair’s main office at (305)-223-7060 or email info@fairexpo.com

Thursday, Mar. 23
2017 Spring Career Fair

Gymnasium, Building 10

Broward College A. Hugh Adams Central Campus

3501 S.W. Davie Road

Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Broward College and CareerSource Broward are hosting a Career Fair to give jobseekers the chance to network with more than 300 local employers for possible new and exciting careers. The first hour will be dedicated to veterans, with the general public free to attend thereafter.

Cost: Free

For more information, visit http://www.careersourcebroward.com/2016SpringCareerFairJobseeker.aspx

 

 

Saturday, Mar. 25

Native Plant Day

Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park

1725 NE 135 Street

North Miami, FL

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

At this 22nd Native Plant Day you can learn about native plants, water conservation, “bad” insects, butterflies and a lot more.  There will be activities for all ages, such as program and nature walks, plant sales and raffles. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Cost: Free  

For a schedule of events, visit http://dade.fnpschapters.org

 

 

Saturday, Mar. 25

Game Changers Youth Career Expo 2017

Institute of Public Safety Building 22

Broward College A. Hugh Adams Central Campus

3501 S.W. Davie Road

Davie, FL

Time: 9:30 a.m. 

The Game Changers Youth Career Expo 2017 is a prime opportunity for students aged 13-21 to learn about the skills needed to enter high demand, high paying jobs including culinary, cosmetology, STEM, medical, fine art and design, public safety, and more. The event will give participants the opportunity to learn about preparing a resume, interviewing skills, dressing for success and college preparation. Spaces are limited, and advance registration is required.

For more information or to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/game-changers-youth-career-expo-tickets-29549421114

 

 

Saturday, Mar. 25

Local 10's Health & Lifestyle Expo

Westfield Mall

8000 West Broward Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Time: noon - 5 p.m.    

The Local 10 Health & Lifestyle Expo features dozens of exhibitors, stage entertainment and a special appearance and presentation by America's favorite television doctor, Dr. Oz.

Cost: Free

 

 

Saturday, March 25 - April 2

Online voting for the #MDCPSRefresh Logo Redesign Contest

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is giving the school district a new look for 21st Century Learning. Vote at https://mdcpsrefresh.dadeschools.net/index.html