FYI

Budget Public Hearings Scheduled The County continues its budget planning process for FY2011 with two upcoming public hearings on September 28 and October 5, at 5:01 p.m., in Room 422 of the Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. These hearings are opportunities for the public to comment on the development of Broward County's Fiscal Year Budget.
The SoBay Festival of the Arts, at the Deering Estate at Cutler, celebrates literary, visual and performance art with innovative exhibits and installations, a curator’s tour, concerts and readings. A moonlit Valentine’s Concert on February 14th, begins twelve days of festivities and concludes on Sunday, February 26th with the South Florida One-Minute Play Festival. ArtSoBay on Saturday, February 18th is certain to awaken all of one’s senses. Photographer in Residence Thomas Daniel Burnikel leads a morning Art Take Away Workshop at 11 am, where visitors explore the historic property and use their own cameras to create unique photographs.
Miami-Dade Parks offers a variety of outdoor activities for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy a couples canoe and campfire, an Everglades bike trip and picnic, a relaxing cruise on Biscayne Bay, and the “Moonlight & Music” Valentine’s Day Concert. Valentine’s Canoe and CampfireSaturday, February 11 & 18, 20124:30 pm – 8:00 pm (please arrive at 4:00 pm)Bill Sadowski Park17555 SW 79 AvenueCost: $33 per person or $66 per couple
This spring, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed School of Business will offer free workshops to small and moderate size businesses in Allapattah, Overtown, downtown Miami and surrounding areas, as well as specific areas of Miami Beach as part of its Small Business Education Program sponsored by Citi Foundation. Beginning in March, the five, free business seminars and workshops will be offered in English and Spanish for existing and potential entrepreneurs. The first workshop series for existing businesses only will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 15 and 22 in English in room 3410; and from 5:30 to 9 p.m. onWednesday, March 14, 21, and 28 in Spanish in room 3208. Topics covered will include finance, credit, marketing and selling techniques, funding sources, and more.
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) presents three-time Grammy Award winner Keb’ Mo’ on Saturday, Februrary 4 at 8pm. The center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay, FL. Tickets are $35, $25, $15 ($5 tickets CultureShockmiami.com for ages 13-22). $5 off orchestra level seats for students, seniors and active military service members. For tickets call 786-573-5300 or visit www.smdcac.org. The Reflection is the first new studio album by Keb’ Mo’ since Suitcase in 2006. These twelve songs are the product of an important period of personal and professional growth for the artist formerly known as Kevin Moore. In that time, he started a new family; moved from Los Angeles to Nashville; built a state–of–the–art home studio, and founded his own label, Yolabelle International, distributed by Ryko and the Warner Music Group.
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