Lifestyle Calendar, May 2 - 8, 2012

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Miami Rescue Mission is hosting their fourth annual Alumni Picnic at Crandon Park Beach, 6747 Crandon Blvd in Key Biscayne, on June 16th, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. International recording artist Francine Ealey Murphy will headline a special Mothers Day concert, A Night of Worship with Mother on Sunday, May 13th at 6 p.m. at the Rehoboth International Faith Center, 2451 NW 79th Street in Miami. Florida Memorial University is holding their Spring Commencement Ceremony on May 5th at 8:30 a.m. at the A. Chester Robinson Athletic Center, 15800 NW 42 Avenue in Miami Gardens. Booker T. Washington Class of 1965, Inc. will meet May 26th at 4:30 p.m. at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. For information, call 305-213-0188. The Miami Central Rockets Alumni Association presents their first Inner-City Cook off Challenge to benefit their Laptop/Scholarship Initiative on May 5th, 3 to 7 p.m. at the Miami Central Senior High School. There is $5 entry fee to eat.The contest is also open to the public with a $25 or a $75 fee. For more information, call 305-342-5864. On May 25th, there will be an Old Timers Pep Rally and Old School Dance at the American Legion Hall. On May 26th, ther will be a picnic at the American Legion Hall. For more information, call Debbie Ingraham Walker at 786-541-7988. The Old Dillard Museum, 1009 NW 4th Street in Ft. Lauderdale, is hosting a Florida Emancipation Day Mini-Festival on May 19th, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.'s Dade County Alumnae Chapter will host their annual May Week Celebration with the free children's "Red Reading Night" at the North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183rd Street, and South Dade Regional Library, 10750 S.W. 211th Street, on May 16th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. RSVP by May 12. For more information, call Vandetta Thomas at 786-229-7885. Miami International Mall hosts national Moms Nite Out on May 10th, 5 - 8 p.m. at 1455 N W 107 Ave., Miami. For more information call Llessir Mendoza 305-593-1777. Booker T. Washington Class of 1964, will meet Thursday, May 26, at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center at 4:30 p.m. For more information contact Gladstone Hunter at 305-632-6506. 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.Call Elaine at 786 227-7397 or www.northwesternclassof67.com.The Miami 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. 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 3rdSaturdayat the Carrie Meek Center at Hadley Park. Call 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. Call 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 N.W. 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 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. 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. 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 info call 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. 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. 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. Call 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. 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.