Senior Holiday Social set for Dec. 14

Community Monday, December 9, 2013

  Miami Lakes Elderly Affairs Committee is inviting seniors to attend the annual Senior Holiday Social on Saturday, December 14, from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at the Roberto Alonso Community Center at Royal Oaks Park, 16500 N.W. 87 Avenue. The free event will feature a holiday lunch, door prizes, raffles and lively entertainment to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Reservations are required to attend. The deadline to register is...

Jim Hamilton Honored as S. Fla. Optimist of the Year

Community By David L. Snelling, The Laker staff Monday, December 9, 2013

  Longtime Miami Lakes Optimist Club member Jim Hamilton has dedicated most of his life to helping kids excel in sports and in the classroom. Since joining the organization in 1973, Hamilton has held every position, including president, vice president, board member, commissioner and coach, while helping the club reach its goals by offering kids a chance to play sports, while their parents and other spectators cheer for them and improve...
  Eighteen year-old Maria Martinez, a student at the Academy of Art University, is this year's Miami-Dade Public Library’s Teen Read Week T-Shirt Design Contest winner. Her winning entry was chosen from hundreds of drawings and best represents the theme “Seek the Unknown @ the Library.” Martinez will receive a Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet and had her design reproduced on T-Shirts which were worn by participants...

Winterfest offers wide variety of December events

Featured By Roselind Romero, The Laker staff Monday, December 9, 2013

  Miami Lakes United Methodist Church (MLUMC) has hosted the popular Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival every year for the last 16 years. For the winter of 2013, a new event will be added to the repertoire: Winterfest.  Winterfest launched the day after Thanksgiving, on Friday, November 29, and will run through the entire month of December. Admission is free and open to the public. Winterfest will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m....
  Shula’s Athletic Club presents the first annual Who has Game, a physical challenge event that pits kids versus parents to determine who’s stronger and faster. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 14, at the facility located at 15150 Bull Run Road. The first competition is set for 10 a.m. for kid ages 8 and under, 12 noon for kids ages 9-12, and 2 p.m. for kids ages 13 and up. About 150 kids and adults are expected...
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