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Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
December 2011

Kwanzaa Celebration 2011

        

South Florida – The Diaspora Arts Coalition, The Miami Dade Department of Cultural Affairs/Joseph Caleb Auditorium and Productive Hands Inc. are proud to present "A Kwanzaa Experience", Thursday, December 29th, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Joseph Caleb Auditorium, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue in Miami.

The community is invited to join the celebration which will include cultural performances, food (Potluck); the history and origin of Kwanzaa and more.   To be a part of the celebration; to bring your favorite cover dish; for vendor space and for more information, please call the Diaspora Arts Coalition at 305-244-2158 or the Caleb Auditorium at 305-636-2350.

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JAMAICA'S ELECTION WATCH PARTY 2011...
Watch LIVE @ 2 South Florida Locations

Thur Dec 29 - 4 PM Until...
@ Marcia's Cafe | Ft Lauderdale or
Club Gabys | Pembroke Pines

Powered By: www.caribcast.tv Caribcast
"Sights & Sounds of the Caribbean"


 

 

OPA-LOCKA, FL – “The Great” City of Opa-locka will sponsor the 10th Annual “Holiday in the Park” Toy Give-Away hosted by Vice Mayor Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson, along with The Mayor, Commission and Employees, for children ages 3-13 that are residents of the City and who’s parents have pre-registered them in school or through the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, to receive a Christmas toy at Historic City Hall, 777 Sharazad Boulevard, Opa-locka, Florida 33054* on Saturday, December 17, 2011 from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.

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Caribbean Americas Soccer Association (CASA) &
the city of lauderhill presents:
youth soccer classic
             December 16, 17 & 18, 2011
 

The Caribbean Americas Soccer Association (CASA) is offering The City of Lauderhill Youth Soccer Classic event for the 2011 Fall Soccer Season.  CASA is a non- profit organization based in Lauderhill, Florida, and its primary mission is to link South Florida's soccer to the rest of the world by developing all aspects of the sport, including children's talent, and exposing the community to the highest level of the game. CASA has launched its soccer and scouting program as an outreach to youths, coaches/scouts and families with a view of teaching children life-long values of sportsmanship, provide exciting competition, and at the same time exposing and affording boys the ability to showcase their skills and talents. 

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AIR JAMAICA, OFFERING MORE TRAVEL OPTIONS TO FLORIDA WITH THE RESUMPTION OF SERVICE TO MIAMI FROM 09 DECEMBER 2011 

19 December 2011, Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I – On Friday 09 December 2011, Air Jamaica, operated by Caribbean Airlines, made its return to Miami International. The four times weekly service, will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The introduction of this new service, comes ideally for the Christmas peak season, offering customers more travel options into and out of North America.

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GIFTS OF LOVE DOLL AND TOY CAR GIVEAWAY SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C DAVIS

Little Haiti Optimist Club and Chef Creole Restaurants’ Toy Drive & Holiday Celebration
Toys to be distributed to children in the community and orphans in Haiti
 

December 12, 2011, Miami - Now through December 16th, the five Chef Creole restaurants will serve as drop off locations for the 2nd annual Little Haiti Optimist Club & Chef Creole Toy Drive.  The toys collected will be distributed to kids in the community on Saturday, December 17th from 3:00PM until 7:00PM at the 2nd annual Holiday Celebration event at the Chef Creole Restaurant located at 200 NW 54th Street in Miami. In addition, some of the toys collected will also be distributed to orphans and children living in Haiti.

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COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR. SPONSORS 2011 MIAMI GARDENS ELEMENTARY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR 

City of Miami Gardens Councilman David Williams Jr. will host the Miami Gardens Elementary Science and Engineering Fair on Monday, December 12, 2011, in the Science Department at St. Thomas University located at 16401 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054. The exhibits will be on display from 8am -4pm. 

Over 100 students from public, private and charter schools in Miami Gardens will participate for cash prizes from $250 - $500 for the most unique project. In addition, St. Thomas University will also choose a winner for the Dr. Wimsteelant Science Award in the amount of $250.

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The Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration December 9th at Miami City Hall

(Miami, FL   December 9, 2011)— On Friday, December 9th, 2011, Mayor Tomas Regalado, along with City Commissioner, City Manager, employees and many children from our area, will celebrate the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Miami City Hall, from 6pm – 9pm.  The event is free and open to the public with  food, refreshments and entertainment.

The celebration will feature a parade with Miami Northwestern Senior High School Band and Miami Senior High School Million Dollar Band, the City of Miami Police and Fire Departments and the Coca Cola Vintage Truck.  The Star Spangled Banner will be performed by Riverside Elementary students, Lisbeth Chavarria and Ashley Encarcion.  There will be holiday performances by the Riverside Elementary Angels Choir, the Coral Way K-8 Center, Coconut Grove Cares, Inc. and the Sun Flower Academy.  Among those announcing their presence at the event, Miami Marlins baseball player Logan Morrison.
 

City of Lauderhill Food and Toy Drive to Assist Residents in Need. 

The Lauderhill Fire-Rescue, Police, and Parks and Leisure Services Departments have joined together to help our residents in need during the Holiday Season.  We are currently collecting food and toys if you are interested in assisting those in need.      

We are currently accepting new / unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items as well as cash donations. Checks can be made payable to "Lauderhill We Care Fund."   

You may bring donations to any of our FIVE Locations:

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Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
December 2010

MIAMI-DADE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS THE HOLIDAY EVENT OF THE SEASON HONORING LEGENDARY
SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY LEADERS
– Carrie Meek, Albert Dotson, Sr., and David Lawrence to be
recognized at Fifth Annual Gala –
 

MIAMI – Now in its fifth year, the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce (M-DCC) will once again host their star-studded event of the season!  The Annual Gala, happening December 4, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Miami, will invite more than 700 businesspeople, politicians and civic leaders to “Make Business Magic:” a theme promoting collaboration and building strong partnerships for success in a prosperous 2011.

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SFBJA Annual Holiday Toy Drive
&
Holiday Party at The News Lounge in Miami
Friday, December 3rd, 2010

It’s that time of year again and the SFBJA is collecting new (unwrapped) toys, gift cards, small personal electronics or cash to give to needy children in Broward County’s youth welfare system. This year we’ll be working with Plantation-based non-profit ChildNet (www.childnet.us

Your gifts will help spread some holiday cheer to many deserving children and teens aged 0 to 18 years old.  

The SFBJA is collecting gifts and monetary donations through Dec. 3, 2010.  

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Free Lunch Daily!
We appreciate your support. Thanks.

Grace Foods is buying 100 free lunches every weekday for next two weeks!  Every weekday at 11:20 AM we'll announce the restaurant location on the air!  You can also tune in via the Internet at wavs1170.com.     

WAVS1170 Radio and Grace Foods are buying lunch for the first 100 people to get to the community restaurant location of the day.  Just show up and say you are a WAVS1170 - Pat Montague radio listener

Get your choice of menu items along with your favorite Grace Tropical Rhythms Juice drink. 

You can also sample Grace Products like the brand new Grace Nourishment, a delicious meal replacement drink that is good for you. 

Hope you can make it and please pass the word along to friends and family!

Also mention the Miami Gardens Observer
 

Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
December 2009


ConsumerWise
: Locksmiths & Your Security
Tricks of the Trade  

There is a feeling of powerless desperation that seems to overwhelm most people when they realize that they have locked themselves out of their home or car.  If you haven’t provided a spare key to a relative or friend, your best option is usually to call a locksmith.  However, your worst case scenario might just become an opportunity for an unscrupulous locksmith to take advantage of you when you’re most helpless.  Before you dial that number, be cautious of potential rip-offs.   

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100 BLACK MEN OF AMERICA, THE MICHAEL BAISDEN SHOW & THE NATIONAL CARES MENTORING MOVEMENT ISSUE NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION TO ENCOURAGE MENTORSHIP & VOLUNTEERISM IN SOUTH FLORIDA, DECEMBER 12TH

[ATLANTA, GA] The 100 Black Men of America, Inc., The Michael Baisden Show and The National CARES Mentoring Movement have issued a national challenge to encourage adults to become more engaged in the community as mentors. The National Mentoring Training Day will officially launch during the 100’s annual Chapter Summit in South Florida on December 12th beginning at 1 p.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Carol City. Participating local faith-based partners include: New Birth Baptist Cathedral of Faith Intl., Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and other national community partners will also be in attendance. This event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 12:00 P.M.

For more information, call 1-800-598-3411or
visit www.100blackmen.org
DATE: December 12, 2009
TIME: 1p.m. until 3p.m.


LOCATION:
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Carol City
21311 NW 34th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

 

 
 
 
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