Lifestyle Happenings: January 25, 2012

caines | 1/25/2012, 8:25 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.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. Opa-locka Farmers Market at Nathan B. Young Elementary is now open on Wednesday afternoons from 2-5p.m. through March 7th. The address is 14120 N.W. 24th Ave. For information call 305-685-0973. 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 South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) and Chamber South present 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. The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Lyceum Series will present the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble (DTHE) on Friday, Jan. 27th, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall Auditorium. Tickets are now available at Ticket Master. The Opa-locka Community Development Corporation is pleased to announce its 2012 Homebuyer Education class on Jan.28th 9a.m.-5p.m.,490 Opa-locka Blvd. Call 305-687-3545 for additional information. The Golden Bells cordially invite you to a musical program on Saturday, Jan.28th, 7:30p.m. at St. Barnabas Wesleyan Church, 5872 N.W. 24th Avenue. For information call Sis.McQueen at 786-251-2878. Miami Northwestern Class of 1967 will have worship services Sunday Jan. 29th at St. Mathews Freewill Baptist Church, at their 10:45 am services. For more information contact Elaine Patterson Mellerson at 305-786 2277397 or Gloria Shingles Copeland at 305- 624-8918 The City of Miami Gardens has called a special election on Tuesday, Jan. 31st to elect a Council member to represent at-large seat 5 until August 14, 2012. 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. Xcel Family Enrichment Center, Inc. a not for-profit community based charitable organization will be celebrating it's 2nd Annual Black Marriage Day Walk on March 24th at Miami Carol City Park 3201N.W.185th St. Registration/walk begins and ends 8-9:30 a.m. Entertainment, speeches and testimonials 10 a.m.- 2p.m. For information contact Ms.Gilbert at 786-267-4544. 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 High class 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 or the secretary, Ronatta Jones, at ms.netta@rocketmail.com. The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Greater Miami Chapter presents the Alvin Ailey Modern Dance Workshop on Wednesday, February 8th from 6-7p.m. at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. The class is open to all level dancers ages 16 and older. Advance registration is required because space is limited. Deadline is Monday, February 8th. You may call 1-800-658-1291 or visit www.ncbw100miami.org for more information. BestBuy is awarding up to 1.2 million in scholarships for students in grades 9-12. Students need solid grades plus community service or work experience. Deadline is Feb. 15th. To see details and/or to apply visit www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com or www.at15.com