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VIRTUAL POPCORN FUNDRAISER: Place your order at the Pop-Up-Store to support the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) of Palm Beach County. Open 24 hours from 7 a.m. Thursday, July 14 through July 17, working to raise funds to promote community programs and provide housing for historic African American artifacts such as the Hudnell Collection.

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SCHOOL CHOICE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED: Parents and guardians can submit their Phase III application online at browardschools.com/schoolchoice for Magnet programs and school reassignments at schools that have available seats. The application window will be the last opportunity to apply before the 2022/23 school year, which begins on Tuesday, August 16. Parents and guardians of students new to Broward County Public Schools may visit any district school by Thursday, July 14. , to request and receive a student number required to apply before the deadline.

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CALLING FOR FOOD DONATIONS: The Salvation Army of Broward County is in urgent need of non-perishable items to replenish the food pantry to assist residents in immediate need. Food drop-offs can be made between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., 1445 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Distributions take place every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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MLK PEN & PENCIL PEACE CAMP: The Martin Luther King Jr. Coordinating Committee hosts the annual program for boys and girls to improve their skills in reading, writing, art, and music, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 16 and 23 at In Time Church of God in Christ Fellowship Hall, 1025 7th St., West Palm Beach. Dial 561-832-4682.

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SOUNDS OF LITTLE HAITI: Outdoor live concert for the whole family hosted by Mecca Grimo, featuring Miami band Nulook Konpa led by Arly Larivière, July 15, 6-11 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Ter., Miami. $5 in advance, $35 VIP. Visit Eventbrite.com or call 305-328-8599.

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MIAMI GARDENS STREET FAIR & MARKETPLACE: Support local small businesses, July 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., NW 183rd St. and NW 27th Ave., Miami Gardens. Back-to-school edition, free school bags and supplies while supplies last. Visit Eventbrite.com or call 305-622-8000 ext. 2789.

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HIDDEN HISTORY OF AFRIKA: Series with guest speakers Drs. Leonard and Rosalind Jeffries, continues Saturday, July 16 from 2-5 p.m. at 3113 W. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach. Visit Eventbrite.com or call 720-839-8721 or 954-588-1964.

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“3 FAITHS-ONE TRADITION”: Interfaith Roundtable, Sunday, July 17, 12:30 p.m., Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 DeSoto Blvd., Coral Gables. Free event with served lunch, host Bea Hines, Miami Herald. RSVP to Eventbrite.com or call 305-283-2261.

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VIRTUAL CANDIDATE FORUMS: The Broward County League of Women Voters is organizing or co-hosting via a live stream on the league’s Facebook page ahead of the Aug. 23 election. No account required, go to https://www.facebook.com/BrowardLWV/ or type @BrowardLWV in your browser. Forums will be recorded and uploaded to the league’s YouTube channel for later viewing: July 19, 7 p.m. – County Court Judicial Candidates July 20, 7 p.m. – Circuit Court Judicial Candidates

July 21, 6 p.m. – County Commission Districts 8 and 9 (Urban League co-host) July 26, 6 p.m. – School Board District 5 (Urban League co-host) Other Forum Dates will be posted on https://lwvbroward.org. Scroll down to “Elections 2022 News and Information” and check out the timeline on the right-hand side.

VIRTUAL CANDIDATE FORUMS: The Broward County League of Women Voters is organizing or co-hosting via a live stream on the league’s Facebook page ahead of the Aug. 23 election. No account required, go to https://www.facebook.com/BrowardLWV/ or type @BrowardLWV in your browser. Forums will be recorded and uploaded to the league’s YouTube channel for later viewing: July 19, 7 p.m. – County Court Judicial Candidates July 20, 7 p.m. – Circuit Court Judicial Candidates

July 21, 6 p.m. – County Commission Districts 8 and 9 (Urban League co-host) July 26, 6 p.m. – School Board District 5 (Urban League co-host) Other Forum Dates will be posted on https://lwvbroward.org. Scroll down to “Elections 2022 News and Information” and check out the timeline on the right-hand side.

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MIAMI 4 SOCIAL CHANGE YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL: Featuring Fab 5 Freddy, American filmmaker, hip hop pioneer and original host of Yo! MTV Raps, the 7th annual event presented by URGENT, Inc., will run July 21-22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the Julius Littman Performing Arts Theater, 17011 NE 19th Ave., North Miami Beach. Attendees can expect outstanding youth films, a pitch competition, master classes, keynote sessions, awards presentations, red carpet photos with celebrity guests, a solid program of 70 short films, documentaries, music videos, animations and live actions screened over the two days. Young creatives present their work, network and learn about filmmaking from industry professionals, teaching artists and their peers through workshops and panel discussions. Filmmakers also compete for top honors and are showcased during the awards ceremony. Youth tickets $5, adults $20, limited free tickets available. Visit urgentinc.org/youth-film-festival.

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DIRECTED READING OF “SEEKING”: The new play by Art Prevails Project founder Darius Daughtry, one of South Florida’s best-known poets, authors, directors and educators, takes the stage in the room Abdo New River at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, July 23 at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 24 at 6 p.m. “Seeking” follows the quest for independence of a young musician who discovers that his future lies in his family past. The public is invited to give their comments to the author during discussions after each performance. The staged reading, in which the actors are on a script without sets or costumes, is part of the center’s Arts for Action: Black Voices initiative to use the arts as a catalyst to raise awareness, deepen knowledge and mobilize the action on social justice issues. Tickets $15 online at BrowardCenter.org, Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 954-462-0222 at the center box office.

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WOMEN’S SUMMER LUNCH: The nonprofit Lemon City Cemetery Community Corporation will “celebrate and honor prominent women with a summer touch” on Saturday, August 6 at 2 p.m. at Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1835 NW 54th St., Miami, with Agnes Rolle Morton, Rev. Dr. Carol Nash-Lester and Marilyn Dean Randall. Tickets $25, table of six $150, email [email protected] or call 305-923-2533 or 305-635-8767.

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FREE SUMMER MEALS JUST TEXT “FOOD”: When school is out, many of the programs kids rely on for critical meals disappear. Programs run by local schools and community groups can help fill the void at no cost. No Kid Hungry makes it quick and easy for families to find the nearest summer dining spot in familiar places like parks, pools, libraries and recreation centers. Parents, grandparents and caregivers can simply text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 304-304 to find free summer meals in their community.

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MARVIN DIXON 50 SHADES OF COMEDY: Dixon brings his signature style to the 954 stage alongside his friends Big Talle, Donte Ray and Shaun Jones on Saturday, August 6 at 8 p.m. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Tickets $25 to $30, VIP table $60 per person. The Casino @ Dania Beach, 301 E. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania Beach, continues to greet South Florida teachers all summer through September 21, as educators can receive a 15% discount for each performance of the Summer Concert Series using promo code TEACH15OFF.

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