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caines | 1/11/2012, 7:30 a.m.

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. Jan.-June at the Carrie Meek Center at Hadley Park, 1350 N.W. 50th Street. You may call 1-800-658-1292 for information. Liberty City Farmers Market will be held Thursdays, 12-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at TACOLCY Park until May 2012. For information call 954-235-2601 or 305-751-1295 ext. 107. The Booker T. Washington Class of 1964 will meet on Friday, Jan. 13th at the African Heritage Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave. For info call Gladstone Hunter at 305-632-6506. An MLK, Jr. Day of Service Project will be held at Goulds Park on Saturday, Jan. 14th from 8a.m.-1p.m. Event sponsored by MDPROS, AARP, FIU Center for Leadership and Service, District 9 Commissioner Dennis Moss, Service for Peace Miami Office, Miami-Dade College Center for Community Involvement and the Parks Foundation. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) and CultureShockMiami.com present Black Violin, a free concert on Sunday, Jan.15, at 7p.m. Students ages 13-22 may get tickets through www.cultureshockmiami. For info contact the SMDCAC Box Office at 786-573-5300 or visit www.smdcac.com. The Urban Partnership Drug-Free Coalition meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan.19th at 311 N.E.78 Street from 11:30a.m.-1:00 p.m. This is a new drug-free community coalition recently launched in the inner-city. For info contact 305-398-5985. Jonathan Spikes, Inc. presents the "Let's Talk It Out" conflict resolution workshop on Friday, Jan. 20th at the Joseph Caleb Auditorium from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. For info email info@jonathanspikes.com. The B.T.W. class of 1961 will meet at the Cultural Arts Center on Sat. Jan 21 at 3pm. For info please call 305 688 7072. Booker T. Washington class of 1965, Inc. will meet on Saturday, Jan. 21, 4:30 p.m. at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. For information contact Lebbie Lee at 305-213-0188. The City of Miami Gardens will host the City of Miami Gardens 2012 Citizen's Academy on Jan. 26th at 1515 N. W. 167th Street. The 10 week educational program culminates into increased citizen awareness and involvement. Graduates of the first class will be recognized with a ceremony and reception. For information visit miamigardens-fl.gov The Opa-locka Community Development Corporation is pleased to announce its 2012 Homebuyer Education classes on Jan. 14th and Jan. 28th, 9a.m.-5p.m. 490 Opa-locka Blvd. Call 30 Band of the United States Air Force Reserve, Concert Band, a FREE performance on Thursday, January 26 at 8 p.m. For information contact the SMDCAC Box Office at 786-573-5300 or visit www.smcac.org. The College of Arts and Science Art and Art History Department at UM presents the Fourth Cane Fair featuring artwork of UM students. The exhibition will run until Jan. 27 at the Wynwood Project Space. For information call 305-284-3161. Chai Community Services food program is taking applications from grandparents raising their grandchildren. All services are free. For applications call 786-273-0294. Dad's 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, 33150 zip codes and actively attend church. Contact Elder Tanya Jackson at 786-357-4939 to sign up. The Miami-Dade Community Action Agency's (CAA) Head Start Program has immediate openings for comprehensive child care at the South Miami Head Start Center for children ages 3-5 only. For information, call at 305-665-4684. 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. 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. Merry Poppins Daycare/Kindergarten in Miami has free open enrollment for VPK, all day program. For information contact Lakeysha Anderson at 305-693-1008. Calling healthy ladies 50+ to start a softball team for fun and laughs. Be a part of this historical adventure. Twenty-four start-up players needed. For information call Coach Rozier at 305-389-0288. The Miami Northwestern Class of 1962 meets on the second 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. 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. Great Crowd Ministries presents South Florida Gospel Festival at Amelia Earhart Park on Saturday, March 10 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For information contact Constance Koon-Johnson at 786-290-3258. 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.