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Lifestyle Happenings, April 4 - 10, 2012

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The Progressive Officers Club is offering $1000 scholarships to Miami-Dade and Broward Counties 2012 graduating seniors! Applicants must already be accepted into an institution of higher learning for the fall semester. Request an application by sending a letter or postcard by April 22nd to: Attention: Education Assistance Award Program, Progressive Officers Club, P.O. Box 680398, Miami, Fla 33168. Miami Jackson Senior High School class of 1973 is having their 40th Reunion on June 14-16, 2013. For additional information, please call Ethel Davis at 305-469-7621. Join the Wholeness Movement at the C.L. Gaskin Center to take healthy cooking classes, personal trainer consultations and BMI Testings, Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. 305-607-4153. The Beautiful Gate is hosting free cancer educational workshops at the Austin Hepburn Community Center, 750 NW 8th Avenue in Hallandale. Each session will be dedicated to a different form of cancer. A breast cancer workshop will be held on May 19th; cervical cancer workshop on July 21st; and a lung cancer workshop on Sept. 15th. For more information, please call 305-758-3412 or e-mail thebeautifulgate@bellsouth.net. Booker T. Washington Class of 1960 meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center at 4 p.m. For more information contact Cornelia Sands at 305-308-0176. Booker T. Washington 1962 Alumni Class is planning their 50th Class Reunion on June 24 July 1 and invites allmembers to upcoming meetings, held the first Saturday of every month, at 4 p.m. at the African Heritage Cultural Center, 6161 NW 22nd Avenue. For additional information, contact Helen Tharpes Boneparte 305-691-1333 or Lonzie Nichols 305-835-6588.The Miami Northwestern Class of 1967 meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at7 p.m. at the home of Queen Hall, 870 NW 168th Drive. We are in the process of planning our 45th Reunion.Formore information contact Elaine at 786 227-7397 or www.northwesternclassof67.com.Northwestern Class of 1962 meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 4 p.m. at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. We are beginning to make plans for our 50th Reunion. For information contact Evelyn at 305-621-8431. Booker T. Washington Class of 1967 meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. For information contact Lucius King at 305-333-7128. The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Greater Miami Chapter is accepting applications for girls ages 12-18 to participate in Just Us Girls Mentoring Program. Monthly sessions will be held every 3rdSaturday10 a.m.-12 p.m. thru June at the Carrie Meek Center at Hadley Park, 1350 NW 50th Street.Call 1-800-658-1292 for information. Liberty City Farmers Market will be open each Thursday, 12-5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. at TACOLCY Park until May 2012. For information call 954-235-2601 or 305-751-1295 ext. 107. New Beginning Baptist Church of Deliverance of All Nations invites you to weight loss classes the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. Lose sins while you lose weight. Contact Sister McDonald at 786-499-2896. Range Park is offering free self-defense/karate classes for children and adults each Monday and Wednesday from 6 - 8 p.m. The location is 525 NW 62nd Street. For more information call 305-757-7961 or contact Clayton Powell at 786-306-6442. Chai Community Services food program is taking applications from grandparents raising their grandchildren. All services are free. For applications call 786-273-0294. Dads for Justice, a program under Chai Community Services, assists non-custodial parents through Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office with child support modifications and visitation rights. For information or to schedule an appointment call 786-273-0294. Jewels Baton Twirling Academy is now accepting registration for the 2012 season. Open to those who attend any elementary schools within the 33147, 33142 or 33150 zip codes and actively attend church. Contact Elder Tanya Jackson at 786-357-4939 to sign up. Resources for Veterans Sacred Trust offers affordable and supporting housing assistance, family resiliency training and other resources for low-income veteran families facing homelessness or challenges maintaining housing stability in Broward and Dade counties. Call 855-778-3411 or visit www.411Veterans.com for more information. Solid Rock Enterprise, Inc. Restorative Justice Academy offers free consultation if your child is experiencing problems with bullies, fighting, disruptive school behaviors sibling conflicts and/or poor academic performance. For information call 786-488-4792 or visit www.solidrockent.org. Miami-Dade County Community Action & Human Services Head Start/Early Head Start Open Enrollment Campaign for free comprehensive child care is underway for pregnant women and children ages 2 months to 5 years of age residing in Miami-Dade County. Applications and a list of Head Start Centers are available at www.miamidade.gov/cahs or call 786 469-4622 for additional information. Looking for all Evans County High School Alumni to create a South Florida Alumni Contact Roster. If you attended or graduated from Evans County High School in Claxton, Georgia, contact 305-829-1345 or 786-514-4912. S.A.V. (Survivors Against Violence) is a Bible-based program for young people and meets at Betty T. Ferguson Center in Miami Gardens each week. For information contact Minister Eric Robinson at 954-548-4323 or www.savingfamilies.webs.com. Empowerment Tutoring in Miami Gardens offers free tutoring with trained teachers. For information call 305-654-7251.Merry Poppins Daycare/Kindergarten in Miami has free open enrollment for VPK, all-day program. For information contact Lakeysha Anderson at 305-693-1008. This is it! A local softball team for healthy ladies who are 50+ years old is ready to start and only needs 15 more players! Many different experience levels are welcome! So come on and join to have fun, get a good workout and fellowship with other women in the community.For information, call Coach Rozier at 305-389-0288 or Gloria at 305-688-3322. Looking for all former Montanari employees to get reacquainted. Meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. For information contact Loletta Forbes at 786-593-9687 or Elijah Lewis at 305-469-7735. Miami Jackson and Miami Northwestern Alumni Associations are calling all former basketball players and cheerleaders for the upcoming2012 Alumni Charity Basketball game.Generals call 786-419-5805, Bulls call 786-873-5992, for information. Miami Jackson Senior Highclass of 92 is currently planning a 20th year reunion. If you are a 92 graduate, please contact the committee president Herbert Roach at hollywud3@hotmail.com. Great Crowd Ministries presents South Florida Gospel Festival at Amelia Earhart Park on Saturday, June 30th from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. For information contact Constance Koon-Johnson at 786-290-3258. Chai Community Services will host a job fair on April 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for administrative, professional medical, educational, social service, culinary and housekeeping positions. For more information, please call 786-657-2072 or visit www.chaicommunityservices.org. Urban Partnership Drug-Free Community Coalition will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 26th at the City of Miami North District Police Sub-Station, 1000 NW 62nd Street. The Coalition is dedicated to the reduction/prevention of youth substance abuse and underage drinking in the greater Liberty City and Little Haiti communities of Miami-Dade County. Contact Vivilora D. Perkins Smith, 305-218-0783 or vperkinssmith@mygangalternative.org. The Miami Northwestern class of 1959 is sponsoring a six day-five night trip to the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C., May 27 June 1st. For information call Barbara, 305-688-209; Joyce, 305-836-0057 or Pat, 305-758-7968.