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September 29, 2014

Latin Music Festival this Saturday

Families can bring lawn chairs and blankets for a night of music, art and culture at the 2014 Latin Music Festival this Saturday.

You can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this part of the Culture In the Night Concert Series from 6–10 p.m. at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway.

Vice Mayor Yvette Colbourne hosts this evening of live entertainment featuring Jose Alberto, Tito Puente, Jr., Grupo Rush and more.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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September 24, 2014

Family Fitness Festival this weekend

Health, nutrition and fun are the themes Saturday for the free Family Fitness Festival at Miami Children's Hospital Miramar Outpatient Center, 12246 Miramar Parkway.

There will be character visits, giveaways, raffles, free child safety ID cards and ambulance tours.

The event runs from noon-2 p.m.

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September 16, 2014

Cultural center celebrates Hispanic heritage

South Florida artists of Hispanic descent are being showcased in "ArtViva!," a partnership between the Miramar Cultural Center and ArtServe to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Featured artists include Carlos Cesar Alves, Emilio Aponte-Sierra, Karla Caprali, Julio Green, Ana Maria Hoyos, Didi Marchi, Anabel Rub Peicher and Patricia Saidon.

"ArtViva!" is on display through Oct. 23 at the Ansin Family Art Gallery in the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place. The exhibit is free.

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September 8, 2014

Guns and Hoses charity ribs eating competition set

Police officers and firefighters will face off for bragging rights and charity fundraising Tuesday at the first Guns and Hoses Ribs Eating Challenge at Texas Roadhouse, 3241 SW 160th Ave. in Miramar.

A percentage of that night's food sales from 4-10:30 p.m. will go to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Relay for Life and the Miramar Police Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Both departments will also have vehicles, educational materials and other fun activities for kids.

The rib challenge will start at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 954-499-3391.

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September 4, 2014

New technology and academic programs available

Miramar is partnering with South Florida Academic & Community Resources Center to bring technology and academic enrichment programs to residents.

Tutoring will be offered for every grade, and specific emphasis will be placed on new Common Core testing standards for reading, language arts, literacy and math. Students will also be taught effective research techniques and efficient ways to safely use the Internet.

Adults and seniors can take classes on Internet use, creating electronic messages, constructing simple spreadsheets and more.

For more information, call 954-283-7015 or email sfcomres@gmail.com.

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FALLAN PATTERSONFALLAN PATTERSON
A native of Broward County, Fallan Patterson covers Pembroke Pines, Miramar and Cooper City for Community News. A Florida International University journalism graduate, she began her career as an editorial assistant at the Sun Sentinel, later covering coastal communities and condo legislation for the Hi-Riser...
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