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The 18th annual staging of UNIFEST, which claims to be the oldest Caribbean multicultural event in Broward County, Florida, will be held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. May 20th at the Vincent Torres Park in Lauderdale Lakes. The event offers an array of cultural mix and creativity designed to unify people and showcase their diverse cultures through various activities, including a business expo, health fair, immigration corner, mini carnival costume parade and parade of countries by South Florida Band Leaders Association, arts and sports, Caribbean foods.
The Kids Let’s Go Fishing! Program is back for summer 2012 with the newest summer camp in Miami! The Fishing and Conservation Trust, in partnership with the Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension Sea Grant program and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are offering three, five (5)-day fishing camps at Bayside Marketplace in downtown Miami.Each camp will include mornings of educational activities and afternoons of fishing aboard the 56’ Coast Guard approved "Reward Won.” Fishing styles will include: anchoring, drifting, trolling, live-bait catching and use, and use of artificial lures. Educational activities will teach campers about ethical angling skills, boat safety, basic fishing skills for all types of fishing, fish identification and anatomy, and resource awareness.  
The Department of Art and Art History, in the College of Arts and Sciences at UM, presents a solo exhibition by Ricardo Estanislao Zulueta on view all November. The exhibition features Zulueta’s impressive digital performance categorization project of over 35 images which address the social practice of consumerism in an era of globalization.
Celebrate Father’s Day on an afternoon Bay Cruise departing from the Deering Estate at Cutler on Sunday, June 17th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Guests are asked to arrive at 1:30 pm. Discover South Florida’s nature and history aboard the “Pelican Island Skipper” Pontoon Boat, a 45 foot Corinthian Catamaran. A Deering Estate Education and Interpretive staff member will talk about birds, sea mammals, Native Americans, and early pioneers. The boat will pass Chicken Key, a seven-acre mangrove island and restored bird rookery. The cost is $35 per person.
It’s that time of the year again! While South Florida weather is idyllic – most of the time – residents are vulnerable each year between June 1 and November 30 to the damage and devastation of hurricanes."Broward County has not experienced a direct hit from a hurricane since Hurricane Wilma in October 2005, so complacency is not surprising," said Chuck Lanza, director of Broward County Emergency Management Division. "But all residents have a responsibility to be prepared in case of an emergency, with sufficient food, water and other supplies to sustain themselves and their families for three to five days."
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