Miami-Dade County

August 10, 2014

Five individuals to be honored at ‘Things are Cooking’ benefit

This is August, which means it’s time for the 15th Annual “Things Are Cooking in Overtown,” the fund-raising event that benefits the St. John Community Development Corp.

This is August, which means it’s time for the 15th Annual “Things Are Cooking in Overtown,” the fund-raising event that benefits the St. John Community Development Corp.

The event will be held at Parrot Jungle in the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail on Watson Island, and will honor five Miami-Dade citizens for their outstanding service to the community. Radio personality Rodney Baltimore of Hot 105 will be the master of ceremonies.

The 2014 honorees are: Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, president of Florida Memorial University, who will receive the Education Award; Carmel Barrau, M.D., the Health and Medical Service Award; Miami City Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Public Service Award; Donovan Jackson, Rising Star in Community Award; and Darryl Sharpton, Public Health and Human Services Award.

Tickets to the event cost $100 per person and can be purchased at the door or by calling Danielle Stedman, St. John CDC administrative assistant, at 305-372-0682.

Booker T. alumni

plan sock hop

Remember the days of saddle oxfords and bobby socks? And sock hops in the school gym?

Well, maybe not. If you were around during the 1950s and 1960s but still can’t remember those days, the Booker T. Washington High School Alumni Association would like to refresh your memory, and enlighten the younger folks, at its “Ole School Sock Hop.”

The event will be from 8 p.m. to midnight in the M. Athalie Range Parish Hall at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1301 NW 71st St. in Liberty City. The cost is $15 per person and it’s a BYOB (bring your own bottle) and BYOF (bring your own food) event.

For tickets and more information, call Madeline Atwell at 305-696-2498, or Mary Simmons at 305-759-5804.

Women’s Clubs

summer workshop

Linda Hartwell, Florida District 11 director of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), invites all federation members to a District 11 summer workshop at the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club, 101 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd.

The workshop will start at 9:30 a.m. with registration. The morning session will begin at 10 a.m., with lunch at noon and the afternoon session beginning at 1 p.m.

Reservations are due by Thursday, and may be made by emailing Barbara Lapsley at, or by calling 305-978-5446. Lunch costs $20 per person.

More Women’s Clubs news: The Seventh Annual Ann’s English Tea party will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the GFWC Coco Plum Woman’s Club, 1375 Sunset Dr., Coral Gables.

The cost is $20 per person. To RSVP, call Nadine LaGuette at 305-856-1816 or email Heike Leibkuchler at

Proceeds from the tea will benefit Canine Companions for Independence for Veterans.

Health Fairs

going on

National Health Center Week, which opened Saturday with the Henry Schein Health Fair at the Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) Doris Ison Health Center at 10300 SW 216th St., will be observed through this Saturday with several back-to-school health fairs around Miami-Dade County.

The health fairs will include a panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act, entertainment and visits from the Miami Dolphins and Miami Heat mascots, and free health screenings and backpack giveaways.

CHI is the sponsor of the week of events, which will also include a free healthcare forum and dinner. National Health Center Week is a national campaign to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of health centers as local solutions to community health needs. This year’s theme is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Local Engines for Healthier Communities.”

The events through Saturday include:

• A healthcare forum and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St. Guests will include state and federal legislators who will join CHI healthcare experts at a free forum on the advancements in community healthcare and the Affordable Care Act. Tom Van Coverden, National Association of Community Health Centers president and CEO, will be the keynote speaker. Call 305-252-4853 to RSVP.
• A migrant health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at CHI’s Everglades Health Center, 19300 SW 376th St., Florida City. This event will feature free health screenings, dental screenings, educational resources, food and family fun. For more information, call 305-242-2142.
• The Verde Gardens Community Health Fair from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at 12550 SW 282nd St., Homestead, will feature free healthcare screenings, a bounce house, face painting and health resources, and is geared toward the homeless population of that area. Call 305-252-4853 for more information.
• School Physical and Immunizations Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at all eight Miami-Dade County CHI health centers, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Monroe County at the Marathon and Tavernier health centers. School physicals cost $30, and immunization shots are free. Call 786-272-2100 for more information.
• The Southland Mall Back-to-School Health Fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the mall, 20505 S. Dixie Hwy., Cutler Bay. The event will feature free health screenings, entertainment, music and kid-friendly shows, backpacks and educational resources for the family. Call 786-272-2100 for more information.

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