Community event calendar for August / September 2021

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Our Local 10 Community Calendar is back! It is your one-stop shop for information about free or low-cost events in your community. From music festivals to museum exhibitions and everything in between, find out why South Florida is the place to go any day of the week.

Saturday August 14th

Family Festival – AYITI: Stories and Songs from Haiti

Adrienne Arsht Center

1300 Biscayne Boulevard.

Miami, FL 33132

Time: 1:30 p.m.

As part of its Free Family Fest series, the Adrienne Arsht Center is showcasing this personal celebration of Haitian culture, led by performer and Miami-born Inez Barlatier.

Cost: Free, but tickets must be purchased prior to the show.

Tickets can be found at arshtcenter.org.

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Now through August 31st

Free haircuts for teachers and students

McDougle Technical Institute

1901 North Federal Highway # 201

Pompano Beach, Florida

Time: Tuesday – Friday (by appointment only)

The McDougle Technical Institute offers free back-to-school haircuts for kids and teachers. Services include shampoo, haircut, and hairdressing services. This offer is only available by appointment from Tuesday to Friday in August.

For appointments, contact Ms. Kendra or Ms. Perez at (954) 972-0635.

August 28th and various dates, locations in September

The Children’s Trust Family Show 2021

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Children’s Trust Family Expo returns this year with four pop-up-style events across Miami-Dade County. In partnership with existing community events, the Family Expo will feature exhibitors highlighting childcare, after-school programs, arts / sports, STEM, health and wellness, special populations, family services, and more. There’s also tons of entertainment, character appearances, animal shows, games, and other surprises. All CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 are being followed. The locations of this year’s Family Expo are:

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South Miami-Dade, Cutler Bay – Aug 28, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Children’s Trust Family Expo on the Sweet Home Community Campus, 10701 SW 184th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33157

North Miami-Dade (Miami Gardens) – Sept. 11, 10 am-3pm The Children’s Trust Family Expo at the PK People Matter Pop-up, 3000 NW 199th Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Central Miami-Dade (HistoryMiami Museum) – September 18, 10 am-3pm The Children’s Trust Family Expo at Family Fun Day at HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33120

West Miami-Dade (Doral) – September 25, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Children’s Trust Family Expo at Jackson West Medical Center, 2801 NW 79th Avenue, Doral, FL 33122

For free

More information is available at TheChildrensTrust.org/FamilyExpo

Now through September 30th

Miami spice

Restaurants across Miami-Dade County

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Time: lunch and dinner

Now in its 20th year, the Miami Spice showcases the very best of the diverse cuisine of Greater Miami and Miami Beach, inviting locals and visitors alike to indulge in great value dishes featuring local favorites and hidden gems. With more than 150 participating restaurants in each neighborhood in the greater Miami area, there are endless ways to experience the vibrant destination through food.

Cost: $ 28 (lunch), $ 42 (dinner)

For participating restaurants and more information, visit https://www.miamiandbeaches.com/offers/temptations/miami-spice-months?filter=dining&orderBy=Random&pageNum=2

Saturday August 14th

Back-to-school block party

Goulds Park

11350 SW 216 street

Miami, FL 33170

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This community event offers local executives and a giveaway for school supplies. More than 700 book bags will be donated and entertainment such as music, kid-friendly games and food will be provided.

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For free

You must register before August 13th to receive a free book bag with school supplies. Visit betrongintl.org/backtoschool for more information.

Saturday August 14th

4th Annual Sandrell Rivers Day

Sandrell Rivers Theater

6103 NW 7th Avenue

Miami, FL 33127

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

This is an event open to the South Florida community that honors the legacy of Miami African American leader Chief Sandrell Rivers. At the event, LaTousha Daniels, President and CEO of the Miami Children’s Initiative, will receive the Chief Sandrell Rivers Humanitarian Award 2021. Many artists will participate, including Jesse Jones Jr., Quartet; The Harden Project; Dancers Alia and Emily Ricca; Spoken word artist Quesha Willis; and rap, spoken word artist, community activist Blaze Carter.

Cost: $ 10

To purchase tickets, visit tickets.ftfshows.com or call the FTF box office at (305) 284-8872.

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Saturday, September 18

World cleaning day 2021

On this day, your organization, school, company, church or social group can volunteer to clean our waterways. There will be several events across South Florida.

For free

To register and learn more, visit https://www.volunteercleanup.org/.

Saturday, September 18 – Sunday, September 19

Brazilian festival for the 10th anniversary

1005 Seabreeze Boulevard.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The annual Brazilian festival is perhaps the largest and most unique multicultural entertainment experience on the southeast coast. Not only will you experience the best of Brazil’s rhythm and passion, but also international acts, delicious food and a variety of family-friendly music genres.

Cost: $ 10

To buy tickets and learn more, visit https://www.brazilianfestival.org/

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Sunday, September 26th

Pink Walk 2021

Miami Dade College North Campus

11380 NW 27 ave

Miami, FL 33167

Time: 6 a.m. – 11 a.m.

You and your friends are cordially invited to take part in the 5th annual Pink Walk. This year’s event is both a live outdoor and a virtual 5K walk / run in aid of the Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative, an organization that saves and changes lives while providing women at risk with the prevention and early detection they need to reduce the likelihood of Overcoming Breast Cancer and Heart Disease.

Cost: $ 25 per person

To sign up, visit thepinkwalk.com.

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