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Jan. 14 – 19. PLASTIC SURGERY CONVENTION — Hundreds of the world s leading professionals dedicated to safe cosmetic surgery will gather for “The Future of Cosmetic Surgery: Advances in Quality Patient Care and Safety, the topic for the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). AACS is the premiere professional Society of Cosmetic Surgeons. On display will also be nearly 150 exhibits showcasing the newest products, equipment and procedures.

Location: The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa

3555 South Ocean Drive


Contacts: Fritz Schneider, 301-728-4811

Jan. 19. 3 p.m. NONVIOLENCE FORUM — Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and the Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department host a MLK non-violence forum.

Location: Joseph Caleb Auditorium

5400 NW 22nd Ave.


Contacts: Gwen Belton (Wilson spokeswoman), 305-619-5676

Jan. 19. 5 p.m. MLK GOSPEL CONCERT — “Defending the Dream 50 Years Later,” a gospel concert and variety show presented by the Caribbean Cultural Coalition Inc. in association with the City of Sunrise and MLKCC featuring gospel, jazz and Caribbean music.

Location: Sunrise Civic Center Theater

10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd.


Contacts: Sunrise, 954-747-4646

Jan. 20. 10:30 a.m. MLK PARADE — King Holiday Parade and Non-violence March will feature local marching bands, drum lines, floats and thousands of marchers from local social, civic, cultural and religious organizations.

Location: Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and Sistrunk Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale

Contacts: Wayne Alexander, 954-347-3228

Jan. 20. 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. GENIUS FACTORY — Genius Factory, a Miami-based education initiative focused teaching Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (ESTEAM) to middle, and high school kids, will be holding an educational “Geniuses @ Work event.

Location: University of Miami

Life Sciences & Technology Building

1951 N.W. 7th Ave. Ste. 120


Contacts: Maria Lacayo (Genius Factory), 305-788-5084

Jan. 20. 11:30 a.m. MLK BATTLE OF THE BANDS — King Holiday Battle of the Bands Competition will kick off immediately following the parade. Join defending champions Deerfield Beach High School in this fierce but friendly competition in commemoration and celebration of Dr. King.

Location: Dillard High School

Otis Gray Football Field

2501 N.W. 11th St.

Fort Lauderdale

Contacts: Wayne Alexander, 954-347-3228

Jan. 20. 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. PRO FOOTBALL LEGENDS CLASSIC — Several former NFL greats including Bob Griese, Anthony Munoz, Jack Youngblood and others are expected to attend a reception benefiting the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

Location: Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Pool Deck

505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale

Contacts: Diana Hanford, 954-776-1999 ext 230

Jan. 21. UNIVERSAL-HARRY POTTER — Universal Orlando Resort holds a webcast to release details about its new themed environment, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, opening this year. The news will be revealed during a live webcast, hosted by members of Universal Creative and featuring James Phelps from the Harry Potter films.

Contacts: Universal Public Relations, 407-363-8220

Notes: Media should sign up for the webcast at http://www.media-server.com/m/p/qu2y6hqa.

Jan. 21. 9 a.m. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION — The state Board of Education has its monthly meeting, which will include discussion of Florida Standards, digital learning and teacher certification tests.

Location: Miami Lakes Educational Center

5780 NW 158th Street

Miami Lakes

Contacts: Florida Department of Education, 850-245-0413

Jan. 21. 1 p.m. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES — U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius participates in a discussion that highlights the ways Floridians can learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace and enroll in quality, affordable health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Location: Apopka Family Health Center, 225 E. Seventh St., Apopka

Contacts: Health & Human Services (Health & Human Services), 202-690-6343

Jan. 21. 1 p.m. ROSS RE-ELECTION — Congressman Dennis Ross will announce his plans to run for re-election.

Location: Florida Citrus Mutual

411 E. Orange Street


Contacts: Anthony Foti, 863-370-5630

Jan. 21. 3 p.m. ROSS RE-ELECTION — Congressman Dennis Ross will announce his plans to run for re-election.

Location: American Legion Post 26

2007 West Baker Street

Plant City

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