Friends and Neighbors

Medical Society group to walk a mile to help a child on May 3

According to some figures, two thirds of American adults are overweight or obese, and at least 60 percent of Florida’s overweight children have at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

Because of these facts, The James Wilson Bridges, M.D. Medical Society (JWBMS) is sponsoring its annual “Dr. Nelson L. Adams Walk a Mile for a Child,” from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 in Overtown.

The one-mile walk, open to all, will start at Gibson Park, 401 NW 12th St. It will be followed by a health fair, which will feature activities for all ages. There also will be performances by the Booker T. Washington High School Marching Band and The Miami Gardens’ Steppers.

In addition to raising awareness about childhood obesity, the walk encourages adults to serve as mentors by walking with children and adolescents. While raising funds for JWBMS, the walk also serves to teach the participants about Overtown’s history.

The organization needs sponsors and participants. Registration for adults accompanying children is $25 per person. The children walk free. There are various sponsorship levels available.

If you or your organization would like to participate in this worthwhile event, you may register by going to the organization's website: to pay online or email Dr. Cheryl Holder for additional information at Or, you may call 954-483-7685.

Holocaust Remembrance Day set

South Floridians will gather at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach Sunday to remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust in observance of Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Howard Rosen, 91, who was an eyewitness to testimony at the Nuremberg Trials. Rosen, a retired dentist living in Aventura, was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army's Seventh field Artillery Battalion, stationed in Vilsek, Germany. He served as a liaison to the Nuremberg Trials from 1945 to 1946.

The Nuremberg Trials were a series of public military tribunals held by the Allied Forces after World War II to prosecute prominent political and military leaders of Nazi Germany for war crimes. The hearings and resulting convictions of crimes against humanity received worldwide attention and led to the execution of some of Hitler's top collaborators and closest confidants.

Sunday’s program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Attendees including Holocaust survivors and their families and school children, will assemble at the memorial site for prayers, songs and a candle lighting ceremony to memorialize those who died in the Holocaust.

Performers will include The Children's Choir of Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center and cellist Jason Calloway. There will also be a screening of the film, “Echoes of the Holocaust,” in the Memorials’s Chester Lecture Hall.

The Holocaust Memorial is at 1933-45 Meridian Ave. in Miami Beach.

Fashion show on menu at club luncheon

The New Neighbors Club of South Dade invites the community to its monthly luncheon meeting May 14. The program will feature “Fashions by Chico,” known for chic prints, artisan jackets and the wrinkle-free travelers collection.

Ladies attending the luncheon will get tips on how to coordinate, accessorize, and build an individual wardrobe. The fashions will be modeled by club members.

The luncheon and fashion show will be at the Killian Palms Country Club, 9950 SW 104th St. Socializing and fellowship will start at 11 a.m., followed by the meeting, lunch and fashion show at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required. Lunch is $26 per person, and if you go, you must reserve your space by 6 p.m. on May 8. RSVP by sending an email to or by calling 305-595-0213.

Art from Miami’s young will be on display

The sixth annual art benefit for “Touching Miami With Love” (TML) will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on May 4.

The event will feature “A Touch of Art” exhibit that will display art from the children and youth from Touching Miami With Love. There will also be a professional art gallery and a variety of items from their “Art That Feeds” project, featuring plates, aprons, and household items that are painted to help fund evening dinners for the TML youth.

In addition, there will be an appetizer and dessert bar, performances from TML's dance troupe and drum squad, and a silent auction that has more than 75 items for sale.

This year’s goal is to raise money to help fund and keep TML doing what they do best: empowering the children and youth of Overtown.

Touching Miami With Love is at 711 NW. Sixth Ave. For more information, call 305-416-0435.

ACLU hosts annual Law Day event

The American Civil Liberties Union’s annual Law Day event will be at 8 p.m. May 2 at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach.

The event will feature an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and the presentation of the Rodney Thouxton Award to the legal team that handled the Pottinger Case in defense of Miami's homeless.

Individual tickets are $65 each and sponsorships of $500 each are available. For more information call 305-528-5581 or email:

Educators invited to MDC spring conference

Miami Dade College Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC), will host the Spring Conference of the AFC’s Region V and Learning Resources Commission on May 8 and 9 at the Wolfson Campus at 300 NE Second Ave. in downtown Miami.

The theme of the conference is: “A Healthy You is a Productive You and Learning Resources: 2020.”

The conference will bring together South Florida education professionals to network, engage in professional development activities and provide community engagement through the organization’s community service projects.

For more informationvisit: or call 305-237-6096.

Everyone invited to May Friendship Day

Women of all faiths are invited to join Church Women United of Greater Miami North at their annual May Friendship Day at 10:30 a.m. on May 1, at New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4300 NW 12th Ave.

According to a press release, the organization is made up of women from all denominations who work together to develop visible ecumenical community, work for a just, peaceful and caring society, using their God-given resources to carry on the mission of Christ.

Their meetings feature music and prayer. Sondra Wallace from Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Liberty City, is the newly elected president of the organization.

Send all items at least two weeks in advance to Friends and Neighbors, c/o Neighbors, 2000 NW 150th Ave., Suite 1105, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, fax it to 954-538-7018 or email Pictures are accepted but cannot be returned.

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