There will be lots of music in the air in South Florida this season. Some of the music will be presented by the Miami World Music Festival, Sept. 13-16, in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Concert Hall on the South Campus of Florida International University, 11200 SW Eighth St.
Performing at the 8 p.m. opening ceremony on Sept. 13, will be the Miami Chamber Players performing "The Music of Germany". The program will feature the musical work of J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerti No. 3 and No. 6, and J. Brahms, Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34.
On Sept. 14, the musical group Tiempo Librei will present "The Music of Cuba". This concert will be followed at 8 p.m. on Sept. 15, with "The Music of Spain," featuring the Miami Guitar Trio and Rafael Padron.
The festival will close on Sept. 16, with concerts by Kemal Gekic and Margarita Shevchenko in a two-piano concert of "The Music of Russia,"
followed at 8 p.m. by a performance of Hector del Curto and Eternal Tango performing "The Music of Argentina."
All concerts will be at the Wertheim Performing Arts Concert Hall.
Tickets are $25 each and are available online at MiamiWorldMusicFestival.com or by calling 786-581-7746.
If you are reading this early enough, you may still have time to join The Society of Bar and Gavel at the organization’s 13th annual Race Judicata, to begin at 7:30 a.m. today with registration. The 5k run/walk around the University of Miami campus begins at 9 a.m. in the courtyard of the University of Miami School of Law.
The organization sends an invitation out to students, faculty and the South Florida community to come together to raise money to benefit the group’s selected charity – Empowered Youth.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Participants may enter a raffle for a chance to win several prizes. All proceeds will support the charity which helps at-risk youth in the community develop essential life skills by building character and confidence.
Empowered Youth works to transform teens into entrepreneurs, who can in turn, effect change in their own communities.
The National Council of Negro Women, Metropolitan Dade County Section, has always had the community at heart. On Saturday from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m., the organization will have its "Affordable Care Act Tour and Health Fair" on the campus of Florida Memorial University, 15800 NW 42nd Ave. in Miami Gardens.
The event will distribute valuable information on the impact of the Affordable Health Care Act on the Miami-Dade County community. The event will also have free health screenings as well.
If you need more information contact Alma Brown at 305-754-6146 or Katie Turner at 954-2436251. You may also log on to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Neighbors Club
I am excited to have been asked to be the guest speaker at the luncheon meeting of the New Neighbors Club of South Dade, at noon Wednesday at the Coral Gables Country Club, 997 N. Greenway Dr.
I will share my story of how, with determination and faith, I rose from domestic worker to Pulitzer Prize-nominated columnist at The Miami Herald.
The cost is $25 per person and networking starts at 11:30 a.m. I hope to see you there. For more information to make your reservations please call Kathryn Shepard, publicity chair of the organization, at 305-253-7706.
The Health Choice Network, which supports the Jessie Trice Health Promotion Program — Partnering for Healthy Communities — will present Gary Puckrein, president and CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum, at its annual fundraising benefit. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a reception on Sept. 19, at Trump Doral Golf Resort and Spa, 4400 NW 87th Ave. in Doral. Lunch will follow at noon.
Each year the event raises more than $150,000 to support outreach, education, screening and treatment services for the needy through successful initiatives such as the Jessie Trice Health Promotion Program.
Alberto M. Carvalho, Miami-Dade schools superintendent, and Dr. E. Robert Schwartz, a professor and department chair at UM’s Miller School of Medicine, will be honored at the event as Jessie Trice Health Care Heroes.
Community Partner Honorees are William O’Leary, executive director of health policy for Microsoft, and Steven R. Normandin, president of AMD Global Telemedicine.
Tiffani Helberg, CBS Channel 4 anchor will serve as mistress of ceremonies. The cost is $100 per person. For reservations, call 305-599-1015, ext. 18022 or you may register at www.hcnfl.org.