November 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.

Now-Nov. 13

Miami Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) is seeking new action committee members to fill vacancies on its Economic Development Action Committee (EDAC), Housing Advocacy Committee (HAC) and Youth Action Committee (YAC).

Ideal candidates are seasoned, strategic thinkers with successful track records in housing, economic development, business development, banking, finance, criminal justice or law. They will have reputations of integrity and community service as well as possess knowledge, skills and expertise relevant to the position for which they are applying.
Deadline to apply is Monday, November 13, 2017, by 5 p.m. 

For more information, contact MDEAT at 305-375-5661 or MDEATinfo@miamidade.gov with "Action Committee" in the subject line.

Friday Nov. 3, 10 & 17  
Funtastic Friday for Kids 
ArtsPark at Young Circle 
Hollywood Boulevard & U.S. 1
Hollywood, FL 

Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

This is a free family-friendly event. Enjoy music and bring lawn seating or a blanket to relax when catching a movie.  

Cost: Free and open to the public 

For more information, visit www.hollywoodFL.org or call 954-921-3500. 

Nov. 4- Jan. 28
Rafael Soriano: The Artist As Mystic 
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum @ Florida Int’l University 
10975 SW 17 Street 
Miami, FL 

Time: Open Tues. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Sun. noon – 5p.m.  

The Artist As Mystic is the unprecedented retrospective of the Cuban Master Rafael Soriano featuring more than ninety of his paintings and drawings.  The artist’s full trajectory is explored, spanning three distinct periods: his early Cuban geometric abstract style, his transitional period in the 1960’s and 1970’s reminiscent of surrealist biomorphism, and closing with the luminous and mystical imagery of his mature period.

Cost: Free

For more information call 305-348-2890 or visit frost.fiu.edu. 

Saturday, Nov. 4
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Museum Park 
1075 Biscayne Blvd. 
Miami, FL 33132

Time: Registration at 7:30 a.m. Walk begins at 9 a.m. 

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease.

Cost: Donation based 

For more information, contact Jessie Brooks at 954-786-1533 and/or jbrooks@alz.org

Saturday, Nov. 4
Feed Your Soul Food Distribution 
Pines Place Apartments 
8210 Florida Drive 
Pembroke Pines, FL 

Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Frank, in partnership with Feeding South Florida, will host a food distribution.   Guests will also be able to participate in a live interactive mural painting with artist, Cushy Gigs. 

For more information about The Frank or Feed Your Soul or to RSVP, call 954-392-2129, email thefrank@ppines.com or visit thefrankgallery.org.

Saturday, Nov. 4
Rhythms in Conversation Percussion Workshop
Youth Enrichment Center 
7000 Miramar Parkway 

Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

This is a community interactive percussion workshop for ages 11 and up. No experience needed.  Instruments provided.  Reservations required.

Students will be immersed in a musical journey that includes ancient rhythms sprung from the souls of vibrant cultures and carried by hand and heart from Africa to the Caribbean and the Americas.  Participants will learn percussion techniques that form the bedrock of contemporary music, in addition to learning history, geography, vocabulary, musical theory, ethnic studies and math associated with the rhythms taught.

Cost: Free 

For more information or to make a reservation, visit MiramarCulturalCenter.org, email Education@MiramarCulturalCenter.org or call Kelly Armstead at 954-602-4519.

Saturday, Nov. 4
Walk to End Lupus Now
Marlins Park 
510 Marlins Way 
Miami, FL 33125

Time: 5:30 p.m. 

The largest lupus walk program in the country, the Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now events bring communities together to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for those who suffer from its brutal impact

For more information and to register, visit WalktoEndLupusNowFL.com. You can learn more about education events and support groups throughout Florida by visiting lupusfl.org.


Nov. 4 & 5
Two-Day Flea Market and Bazaar Benefit
The Carl Shechter Southwest Focal Point Community Center 
301 NW 103 Avenue 
Pembroke Pines, FL 

Time:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

This event features over 100 indoor vendors, offering tens of thousands of items.   The Flea Market and Bazaar benefits the Pembroke Pines Carl Shechter Southwest Focal Point Community Center Campus.

Cost:  Free admission and parking

For more information about vendor space availability, contact Valerie Toth at 954-450-6888

Monday Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27  
Food Trucks at ArtsPark
ArtsPark at Young Circle 
Hollywood Boulevard & U.S. 1
Hollywood, FL 

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Bring your chairs, your blankets and of course your appetite to the Food Trucks at ArtsPark.  Select from over 20 different vendors.  

Cost: Cost of food 

For more information, visit www.hollywoodFL.org or call 954-921-3500. 

Thursday, Nov. 9
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida - Purple Hat Night Out
Grateful Palate
3003 NE 32 Avenue 
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308

Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

This event will take place during National Epilepsy Awareness Month, an annual period dedicated to educating individuals and communities about epilepsy. The cocktail-themed event will feature a purple carpet entrance where attendees are encouraged to wear and showcase purple hats to raise epilepsy awareness. Designer hats will be displayed at the event. Other event highlights include a silent auction, live music, DJ, and a special gallery style display of art created by children with epilepsy.   

Cost: Tickets $50 each or $100 for V.I.P.  All tickets include Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.

For more information, visit efof.org/events/purplehat/.

Nov. 9 – Dec. 29  
Soaring: The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen in South Florida 
Ansin Family Art Gallery 
2400 Civic Center Plaza
Miramar, FL 

Time: Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 1st & 3rd Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Miramar Cultural Trust sponsored the creation of an exhibition that explores the history and the continuing legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. Created during World War II after years of campaigning by civil rights leaders, the Tuskegee Airmen represented a significant opportunity to disprove racist arguments about black inferiority and erode justifications for segregation, both in the military and in civilian life. 

Cost: Free 

For more information, email Education@MiramarCulturalCenter.org or contact Kelly Armstead in the Education Department at 954.602.4519.

Friday, Nov. 10 
The Local 10 Day of Giving 
*Happening at select Publix Super Markets Stores Across South Florida 

Time: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Join the Local 10 Day of Giving and donate non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys to local organizations that serve the homeless and needy.  It’s happening for one day only.

For more information, contact Mayte Padron, Community Relations Director at 954-364-2906 or mpadron@wplg.com.


Tuesday, Nov. 14 
The Leadership Learning Center at St. John Bosco’s Holiday Boutique 
Merrick Manor Sales Gallery 
4200 Laguna Street 
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Time: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.   

All proceeds will benefit the Leadership Learning Center at St. John Bosco, which is an after school program that helps children become leaders.   

Cost: $20 donation  

For more information, contact Ramon Rodriguez at 305-649-4730 or rrodriguez@sjbmiami.org. 

Wednesday, Nov. 15
National Career Fairs Hiring Event 
Miami Airport Marriott 
1201 NW LeJeune Road 
Miami, FL 33126  

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

The Miami Career Fair will feature hundreds of interview and job opportunities as well as a chance to meet employers face-to-face.

Cost: Free

For more information, visit nationalcareerfairs.com or call 877-561-5627.

Thursday, Nov. 16
Healthy Cooking Classes 
Fresh Inspirations Café 
Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center 
1000 N.E. 56th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

Time: 2:30 p.m. 

Non-profit Holy Cross Hospital is offering free healthy cooking classes to the community.  The classes will feature cooking demonstrations, food samples and take-home recipe cards for participants.   October’s class will focus on cooking with cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and kale.

Cost: Free  

For more information, call 954-351-4782.   

Nov. 17 – Nov. 19
The Miami Book Fair – Street Fair 
300 NE 2nd Avenue 
Miami, FL 33132 

Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

The first Miami Book Fair, founded by Miami Dade College and community partners, took place in 1984. Since then, it has been recognized as the nation’s finest literary festival.  The highlight of the Street Fair is the Festival of Authors, with more than 450 authors reading and discussing their work, including the Latin American and Spanish authors who participate in the IberoAmerican Authors Program.  More than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books, with special features like the antiquarians, who showcase signed first editions, original manuscripts and other collectibles.

Cost: Nov. 17:  Free, Nov. 18-19:  13 to 18 and over 62: $5, ages 12 & under: Free 
*All days free for Miami Dade College students, faculty and staff with valid ID

For additional information, call 305-237-3258.

Saturday, Nov. 18 
Humane Society of Broward County Pit Stops  
Red Dawg Saloon
13010 W. State Road 84

Time: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

Bring your dog and support homeless pets.   The HSBC created Pit Stops to promote the adoption of “bully breed” dogs of which the HSBC and many other shelters often have surrendered.  These include the American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, American bulldog and others.  The HSBC wants to educate our community and raise awareness of these often misunderstood bully breeds, in hopes of having them viewed in a more positive light.  There will be drink specials, raffles, a charity poker game and adoptable dogs.  

Cost: Adoption costs 

For more information call 954-989-3977 or visit www.humanebroward.com to see pets available for adoption, make a donation or find out about upcoming events.


Sunday, Nov. 19 
4th Annual Funclusion
German-American Society Hollywood
6401 Washington Street 
Hollywood, FL 33023 

Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

This is a family-friendly event filled with live music performances, art, fashion, special guests and fun activities for everyone.  Reggae-pop artist Honorebel, percussion icon Tito Puente, Jr. and more will be on-hand. The goal of FUNclusion® is to dissolve social fragmentation of all types and promote the accomplishments of those that rise above circumstance and pursue their passions.
For more information, contact Yessenia Leyva at 954-529-4586.