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June 2018 community events calendar

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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.

Second Saturday of Each Month 
Dania After Dark 
SW 1st Avenue, between 1st Street & Dania Beach Boulevard 
Dania Beach, FL 

Time:  5 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Dania After Dark is a monthly street festival featuring live performances, art, food trucks, drinks and fun.  Cost:  Free admission for all ages & pet friendly. For information, participation and vendor inquiries, call 954-785-7475. 

Now-June 30 
OneBlood Donor Centers & Crayola Experience
One Blood Donor Centers
This June, the Crayola Experience is partnering with OneBlood to help thank donors for saving lives. Donate with OneBlood anywhere in Florida from Friday, June 1 through Saturday, June 30, and in addition to OneBlood’s thank you gift, receive a special offer from Crayola Experience Orlando - purchase one admission ticket and receive a second admission FREE.
For hours, locations and appointments, visit oneblood.org/crayola or call 1-888-9-DONATE (1-888-936-6283)

Junior Lifeguard Summer Camp
Dania Beach, FL 

Time:  Various sessions and times throughout June & July 

The Junior Lifeguard Summer Camp is for kids ages 7 to 17.  Kids can learn first aid, water safety and open water navigation.  There’s also sessions on surfing, paddle boarding and kayaking. 

For information, contact Dania Beach Ocean Rescue 954-924-3704 or email  mhuck@daniabeachfl.gov.  The program is still accepting registrations at daniabeachfl.gov/juniorlifeguardform.

June 11-August 17
Miami Dade Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Summer Camps 

Time:  Various times and locations

School is out for the summer, and it’s a good time to explore summer camp options.  Miami Dade County Parks offers convenient hours, affordable rates and more than 32 locations.  Choose a location among General Camps, pick a Specialty Camp based on your child's interest, or plug your child with special needs into a Disability Services Camp. 

To register, visit https://www.miamidade.gov/parks/activities-summer-camps.asp.

Now- August
Marino Campus Summer Youth Program 
Miami-Dade & Broward County 

Time:  Two sessions in July:  July 9-20 and July 23-August 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

The Marino Campus offers youth and young adults ages 15 to 21 with a documented disability a summer camp that teaches resume writing, leadership skills, job training and more.  Those who wish to register must provide either a recent Individual Education Plan (IEP), 504 Plan, or an official letter signed by a school administrator stating that you are receiving services for a disability.  Registrants must also have documentation showing that you are returning to high school or post-secondary education in the Fall of 2018. 

For more information and to register, visit https://www.marinocampus.org/summeryouth/

Tuesday, June 12
National Career Fairs 
Miami Airport Marriott
1201 NW LeJeune Road 
Miami, FL 33126 

Time:  11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

The career fair is your one-stop shop to meet hundreds of employers face-to-face.  A few of the job opportunities include production workers, sales representatives, mechanic-automotive technician, internet director/closer, insurance agents, and retail sales associate.

Cost:  Free 

For more information, call 877-561-5627 or email contact@ncfairs.com.  

Saturday, June 16 
South Broward Juneteenth Festival:  Highlighting a Forgotten Holiday 
Attucks Middle School 
3500 North 22nd Avenue 
Hollywood, FL 33020 

Time:  10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

Juneteenth is an historic celebration among African Americans that honors the announcement of the end of slavery.  This local event will kick off with a lively parade and stilt walkers, which highlight the lively culture of the area. After the parade, there will gospel performances, artists, motivational speakers  and a bounce house for the children. The goal of this event is to create historical awareness of this historic holiday, create a space for youth, connect organizations with the community and  provide small business owners a great opportunity to market themselves. 

Cost:  Free and open to the public

For information, visit https://www.juneteenthbrowardcounty.com/

Saturday, June 23
Third Annual Hidden Treasure Conference 
Granada Church
950 university Drive 
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Time:  9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

This is a free women’s conference where you can spend the day with inspirational speakers and be encouraged.  

Cost:  Free

To register visit https://hiddentreasure2018.eventbrite.com or http://www.gloryhouseofmiami.org/events/

Saturday, June 30 
Caribbean American Exhibition & Festival
The Campus & Hall at Holy Sacrament 
2801 North University Drive 
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Time:  4 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Feel the spirit and vibes of the Caribbean.  Enjoy several multi-cultural exhibits, island and Latin food, music fusion, arts, a kids fun zone and much more. 

Cost:  Adults $10.  Free admission for kids under 12. Free parking.  

About the Author:

Mayte Padron Cordones is an Emmy-award winning journalist and the director of WPLG's Community Relations Department, overseeing the station's outreach initiatives to benefit and strengthen the South Florida community.