The program is open to all boys and girls ages 5 to 16. Five-year-olds must be entering kindergarten in the fall and teens cannot turn 17 before Sept 1, 2013. The program runs Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., although counselors will be available to supervise children beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m.
To register, parents must come in person to the specific club where their children will be attending the summer program. For more information, call the organization's administrative office at 305-446-9910.
Group helps poor in Jamaica
The Angels From Heaven Inc. a non-profit organization what raises funds to help the poor in Jamaica, will have its annual Humanitarian Mission to Jamaica June 9-15.
The group has a "Needs List," that includes: monetary donations, twin-size bed linens for the hospitals, clothing for men, women and children, computers, medical supplies such as blood pressure machines, insulin syringes and needles, bandages, dressings, gloves, hand sanitizer, antibiotic ointment, antifungal cream, eye drops, laxatives, antacid, cough meds, worm meds and vitamins.
"The need is so great in the poor villages," said Cecile Dawn Dixon, president of Angels. "Some of the hospitals don't even have clean bed linens for the patients. Whatever anyone can do to help will be a blessing."
If you can help, send an email to, www.AngelsFromHeaven.org.
Miami Lakes Garden Club holds tea party
The Miami Lakes Garden Club will have its annual Membership Tea party from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 4, which this year, coincides with the Kentucky Derby.
The free event will be at the Royal Oaks Community Center, 16500 NW 87th Ave. in Miami Lakes. Those attending will be serves refreshments and finger foods and are asked to wear a fancy hat. Awards will be given to the most creative and best looking hats.
Seating is limited, so make your reservations early by calling the organization's president Dottie Wix at 305-331-3895. program
Opa-locka chapter honored by AARP
I know it's a bit late, but I just got this bit of information and thought it shouldn't go unnoticed.
Warm congratulations to the Opa-locka chapter of AARP on being named the "Chapter of the Year" for AARP Florida in 2012.
The chapter was so honored because of the work it does in the community such as: a Day of Service, when the members help restore public parks by planting foliage, painting picnic benches and serving lunch to other helpers; helps with the get-out-the-vote during election time and writes letters to Congress on issues of concern; gives a scholarship to a deserving student in the community; purchases books, and reads to children at the library.
Members of the organization also purchases school supplies for needy children and has annual food and clothing drives to support the needy here and in Haiti.