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CELEBRATION OF LIFE
AMBASSADOR THE HONORABLE DUDLEY THOMPSON, OJ, QC
AT
HOLY FAMILY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
 18501 NW 7th AVENUE MIAMI GARDENS  
SUNDAY, APRIL 22nd, 2012   - 12:30 P.M UNTIL 2:00 P.M.
TRIBUTE BY DR. LEONARD JEFFRIES
PRESIDENT
WORLD AFRICA DIASPORA UNION (WADU)

Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
April  2012

DAC 2012 Annual Membership Meeting

 South Florida – Miami Dade’s premier arts advocacy organization, Diaspora Arts Coalition is proud to announce their 13th Annual Membership meeting.  The Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Joseph Caleb Auditorium, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue in Miami.  The meeting will begin at 9:15 a.m. with a welcome breakfast; the Annual Membership Meeting and Arts Business Workshop will follow. 
The election of officers will take place and the event will conclude with a Luncheon boasting superb culinary art and the very best in entertainment. 

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TACOLCY Teens Re-Introduce Youth Advisory Council During Youth Cafe Weekend!


We've got great news! Our next generation of leadership wants you to come out and experience the power of their voices for yourself.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - Teens from all across South Florida are invited to express themselves and how they feel about their community during Youth Café Weekend presented by the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) at TACOLCY, this Friday, April 20, 2012 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the center, 6161 N.W. 9th Avenue.

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OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY’S HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM
ENDS ON APRIL 17TH
 

(MIAMI, April 2, 2012) – Open Enrollment for the Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department’s (CAHSD) Head Start/Early Head Start Program will end on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.  Parents interested in having their child participate in the 2012-2013 program year are encouraged to apply prior to the closing date.   

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 MARTIN LUTHER KING RECLAIM THE DREAM CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL SERVICE

(Miami, FL) – The Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation will host the 9th Annual Reclaim the Dream Candlelight Memorial Service commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, the 44th Anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination.

The event is free to the public. There will be a unity march, candlelight prayer, and gospel concert. This year’s unity march is dedicated to Trayvon Martin – the Trayvon Martin March for Justice will be led by his parents, Tracy Martin and Sabrina Fulton. The gospel concert will feature James Fortune & Fiya, Vickie Winans, the Wardlaw Brothers, and Sensere.

For more information, please contact the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation at (305) 757-7652.


JOIN US ON SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012

CELEBRATION OF LIFE


AMBASSADOR
THE HONORABLE DUDLEY THOMPSON, OJ, QC
AT
HOLY FAMILY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
 18501 NW 7th AVENUE MIAMI GARDENS 
SUNDAY, APRIL 22nd, 2012
  12:30 P.M UNTIL 2:00 P.M.
TRIBUTE BY DR. LEONARD JEFFRIES
PRESIDENT

WORLD AFRICA DIASPORA UNION (WADU)

For more information contact : (954) 558-4568 or (954) 850-3298
 

 LOCAL COMMUNITY EVENT
Women in Leadership Breakfast

Saturday, April 7, 2012
Jungle Island
 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL 33132
Registration & Breakfast: 8:30a.m.
Interactive Panel: 10:00a.m.

Price: $30.00($1 processing fee for online payments) 

 The Women in Leadership Breakfast is designed to help women take charge of their lives and reach their fullest potential. Our theme is to "Link-Leverage-Lead." Attendees will have an opportunity to hear first hand from women who have chartered their own paths, became pioneers in their fields, and achieved both professional and personal successes.

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ENJOY BLUES, BREWS & BARBECUE AT
 THE FRUIT & SPICE PARK
 

(MIAMI, April 2012) – The 2nd Annual Blues, Brews & Barbecue will be held on Saturday & Sunday, April 21 & 22, 2012 at the Fruit & Spice Park, located at 24801 SW 187th Avenue in Homestead. 

Join us lakeside for some tantalizing BBQ and incredible blues & country music. Relax while strolling through the park or spread your blanket and gaze at the sky. A multitude of children’s activities, petting zoo and pony rides will be available throughout the day, as well as an interactive zone sponsored by Homestead Motor Speedway all day on Saturday. 

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SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2012
9 A.M. TO 12 P.M.

DELEVOE PARK 
2520 NW 6 Street, Fort Lauderdale

FREE WELLNESS CLINIC FOR DOGS 

Last month's wellness clinic had a great turnout, 310 dogs were vaccinated.  For the owners that was an average savings of $130 in veterinary services.  If you are a 33304, 33305, 33306, 33312, 33315, and 33316 resident, don't miss this Saturday's event: 

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CHURCH SERVICE INFO
LENT & EASTER 2012 @ HOLY FAMILY

GOOD FRIDAY   

12-3PM:
 “THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF THE CROSS”  

7-8PM:
 GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY & HOLY EUCHARIST
 

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 EASTER VIGIL  

SATURDAY, APRIL 7 @ 7PM  

“LIGHTING THE NEW LIGHT TO JAZZ RHYTHMS”

Featuring:  

The Sherman Hunter Jazz Band  

THE GREAT EASTER VIGIL & INFANT BAPTISM

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Ready-Set-Go! Boot Camp Training April 24, 2012  Lauderdale Lakes, FL

HandsOn Broward is joining forces with generationOn, a national youth service organization, to bring tremendous resources and best-practices in youth engagement and volunteer management to our community. We are identifying a core group of partnering agencies to join us to continue to create more opportunities for kids, teens and families to volunteer in Broward County.  

Through the support of generationOn, we will provide a comprehensive portfolio of resources that will increase your capacity to effectively manage youth and family volunteers. Resources include training, peer support network, micro-grants, volunteer recruitment and enhanced community partnerships.

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City of Miami Celebrates Arbor Day by
Planting Trees in Model City
-Mayor Tomas Regalado and Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones Host Green Miami Campaign-

(Miami, FL   April 26, 2012)  — In honor of National Arbor Day, Mayor Tomas Regalado and District 5 Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones will kick-off the celebration with a tree planting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on April 27th, 2012. The event will take place on NW 67th Street, directly south of the main campus of Holmes Elementary School located at 1175 NW 67th Street in Miami.

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JOIN VICE MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT & COUNCILWOMAN FELICIA ROBINSON FOR AN EASTER FAMILY PICNIC EGG HUNT

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

 

Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
April  2011

FLORIDA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR JENNIFER CARROLL TO BE HONORED BY FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY

-President Henry Lewis, III, will present resolution recognizing history-making politician-

Jennifer Carroll

MIAMI GARDENS, FL ] – The Honorable Jennifer Carroll, trailblazing stateswoman and Florida’s first black lieutenant governor, will be celebrated for her groundbreaking achievements at a reception welcoming President Henry Lewis, III, to Florida Memorial University (FMU).  The event will be held Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 6 p.m. in the Smith Conference Center on FMU’s campus: 15800 N.W. 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054.  The cost is $50.00 per person and attendees must RSVP via email at jredd@fmuniv.edu by Wednesday, April 6.

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Ambassador Marks Pays 4-Day
Official Visit to South Florida

  

     Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey P. Marks will pay her first official visit to Florida beginning Saturday (April 9) through Wednesday (April 13). Ms. Marks begins her visit as guest of the seventh annual American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) gala to be held on Saturday (Apr. 9) at the Jungle Island in Miami. This year, international reggae artiste and philanthropist, Orville “Shaggy” Burrell will be honoured by the AFJ, for his efforts in enhancing health care for children in Jamaica.

                The Consulate General of Jamaica in conjunction with several community associations and civic officials has organized a schedule of representative activities as Ambassador Marks interacts with the Jamaican Diaspora community and civic officials in South Florida and Orlando.

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Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan to
Host District 1's first Eco-Fair
 

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- In celebration of Earth Day, Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan will be hosting District 1's first Eco-Fair.  Residents are encouraged to learn how to save energy, money and the planet with help from Miami-Dade County, Home Depot, Florida Power & Light, South Florida Water Management District, and The Big Blue Foundation.  This free event will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the Home Depot located at 5500 NW 167th Street in the parking lot, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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The South Florida Black Journalists Association Hosts First "Business of Journalism" Panel to Help Independent Professionals Understand How to Operate
as a Small Business. 

April 16th Meeting, Noon till 1 p.m.
*Meeting is Free
*

Why have we invited you to our meting?

The journalism industry has been hit hard by the economy. Newspapers, magazines, broadcast stations, photographers, designers, each have felt the effects of low advertising dollars, smaller spending budgets and layoffs. Many laid-off journalists have decided to venture out on their own. They are working as freelance journalists, starting small production companies, or are maintaining blogs to keep their skills up to speed. Essentially, these journalists are operating as small businesses.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20TH, 2011
FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY
15800 NW 42ND AVE, MIAMI GARDENS
10AM - 3PM - FESTIVAL/WORKSHOP
6PM - STEEL PAN CONCERT

 

             
           Imagine. Believe. Achieve.

General Meeting #5

Election/Installation & Bylaws Update  

 

The Annual Election meeting of Miami-Dade County Council of PTAs/PTSAs will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2011 in the School Board Administration Building Auditorium.

All members are invited and encouraged  to take an active part in the election process. We need your assistance in getting as many members to attend as possible.   Please ensure each member has a current PTA/PTSA membership card for your unit.    

 

Due to the number of changes to the bylaws, we will be conducting a proposed amendment review session starting at 5:30 p.m. for any local unit members that may have questions. 

 

School Board  

Administration Building

1450 NE Second Ave - Auditorium

 

Thursday, April 28 

6:30 pm Registration/Networking   

                               7:00 pm Meeting

 

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Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
April  2010

How to file a tax extension,
no matter how disorganized you are

It's inevitable: You're fairly sure you're going to have all your tax documentation together, and then something goes awry. You don't receive all your tax forms, you've misplaced a receipt, or you're otherwise unable to file your return by the due date.

If you need more time to prepare your federal tax return, you'll need to file an extension.

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Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
April  2009

SUPERINTENDENT CARVALHO PRESENTS CHECK TO SUCCESS ACADEMY ‘GRADUATES’  

MIAMI – On Friday, April 24, Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho delivered an oversized check to Holmes Elementary School students in celebration of the Success Academy tutoring initiative, which helped students in struggling schools prepare for the state exam.


 

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY UNVEIL PLANS
FOR HISTORIC STRUCTURE


Hampton
House to Become New Community Center and Museum

(MIAMI, April 8, 2009) – Longtime efforts to preserve the Historic Hampton House, a once popular gathering place for black musicians and celebrities, will get a boost on Thursday, April 9 when Miami-Dade unveils plans to restore the 1950s era two-story motel as part of a $4.7 million allocation from the County’s Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond (GOB) Program.

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