lifestyle happenings

Miami Times staff report | 7/31/2014, 9 a.m.

The Miami Jackson Class of 1969 will have a meeting to plan its 45th reunion, 10 a.m. on Sat., August 2, at Piccadilly’s restaurant in Hialeah. Call 305-620-4827.

Smaart America Charities Inc. will hold reading readiness classes for children entering kindergarten, first and second grade and Algebra 1 for 8th graders every Sat. through August 8. Call 1-888-620-5464.

The Booker T. Washington High School Alumni Class of 1966 will host a “Night of Fun and Games,” Fri. Aug. 8 at El Portal Village Hall. Call 305-754-6141.

Destiny school of etiquette will hold a fashion, dance and academics camp for girls entering third through eighth grade through Aug. 8. Call 305-527-6052.

Miami City Ballet School to host open house/auditions for the 2014-15 school year Sat. August 9. Call 305-929-7000.

Booker T. Washington Class of 1965 Inc. will meet 3:30 p.m. Sat. Aug. 16 at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. Call 305-213-0188.

BTW Alumni Association Inc. will meet 6 p.m. Thu. Aug. 21 at the BTW Cafeteria. Call 305-213-0188.

Booker T. Washington will take a bus trip to Atlanta Aug. 29-31. Call 786-715-5662 or 305-696-4601.

The Miami Alumni Chapter Tennessee State University is sponsoring a bus trip to Nashville for the FAMU vs. TSU football game on Sept. 27. Call 954-435-5391.

The South Florida Alumni Chapter of North Carolina Central University meets every second Saturday at Prince J’s Restaurant in Miami Gardens or via audio conference. Visit www.nccusouthflorida.org or nccuaasfc@bellsouth.net

The women’s friends group of Miami invites ladies 45 and over with an interest in laughter, learning, developing new friendships, social networking, traveling, and sharing life’s experiences in a comfortable atmosphere. Call 786-759-2597.

There is an essay contest for full-time college students with a grand prize of $200. Call 954-699-8444 or email troylfields@bellsouth.net.

The Miami Carol City Class of 1969 meets every second Saturday at Piccadilly’s restaurant on Hollywood Blvd. Call 786-419-3166.

AmeriCorps provides math and reading tutoring for Miami-Dade County Public Schools at Gwen Cherry Park. Call 305-694-4889 ext. 224.

Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. meets 10 a.m. every second Saturday at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. Call 305-439-5426.

The Miami Alumni Chapter Tennessee State University meets every third Saturday at Piccadilly Restaurant in Hialeah. Call 954-435-5391.