Community Calendar through June 3

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, May 18, 2023

    Events are subject to change. Please check town social media pages for the most up-to-date information. RSVP at

May 17 Ice Cream with a Cop. Enjoy Rita’s Italian Ice while chatting with local police officers who patrol Miami Lakes. There will also be an opportunity learn about the summer camps being offered. Miami Lakes Youth Center, 6075 Miami Lakes Drive. 4 p.m. Free. 

May 17 Business Networking Social Hosted by the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce; BNI Miami Lakes; the Town of Miami Lakes and its Economic Development Committee. Enjoy free food, drinks and make new contacts.  Amazonia Nikkei Fusion restaurant, 6704 Main St. 5:30 p.m. Free.

May 18 Health Forum presented by Mount Sinai Medical Center. Join the Elderly Affairs Committee for a lecture on colon cancer. Miami Lakes Town Hall, 6601 Main St. 11 a.m. Free. 

May 19 Senior Art Exhibit, “Inspiring Miami Lakes”.  A show of works by artists ages 65+. Sponsored by Humana, it will be displayed in Town Hall from May 19 - June 23. Miami Lakes Town Hall, 6601 Main St. 7 p.m. Free. 

May 20 Gigi Fit Acceptance Challenge 5K Fun Run, 1 mile Walk and Kids Dash. McDonald Park, 7505 W. 12th Ave., Hialeah. 8 a.m. Register at by May 4 to receive a T-shirt. Registration fees: $35 for 18+, $15 for kids, free for individuals with Down syndrome. Funds raised will support GiGi’s Playhouse Miami in Miami Lakes.

May 20 Community Service Sandbagging Event. Students in middle school and high school who want to earn community service hours can help the town prepare for hurricane season. Royal Oaks Park, 16500 NW 87th Ave. 9 a.m. Free. 

May 22 Miami Lakes Garden Club. Join the garden club for its monthly meeting. Mary Collins Community Center, 15151 NW 82nd Ave. 7 p.m. Free. 

May 24 Senior Bingo Luncheon. Join the Miami Lakes Elderly Affairs Committee for its bimonthly bingo luncheon. Seniors 65+ can enjoy lunch, bingo and win prizes. Pre-registration is required at Roberto Alonso Community Center,  16500 NW 87th Ave. 11 a.m. Free. 

May 28 Memorial Day CeremonyThe Miami Lakes Veterans Committee will remember Americans who died while serving in the armed forces. Miami Lakes Veterans Park, 15151 NW 82nd Ave.  11 a.m. – Noon. Free. 

June 1 Senior Field Trip -- Miami Marlins Game. Join the Elderly Affairs Committee to watch the Miami Marlins take on the San Diego Padres. Residents 65+ will get free transportation and tickets for this game. Preregistration at is required and seating is limited. Depart from Miami Lakes Town Hall, 6601 Main St. Registration starts at 11 a.m., bus leaves at 11:30 a.m.

June 3 Miami-Dade County Public Schools Job Fair The school district is hiring for jobs that pay $15 per hour, including maintenance trades and mechanics; food service; bus drivers; treasurers/clerical; paraprofessionals and more. Miami Lakes Educational Center, 5780 NW 158th St., Miami Lakes, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register at, and be prepared to interview.

June 3 Skate Miami Lakes. Kids ages 8-to-16 can bring their skateboards, scooters and skates to Picnic Park East. Two instructors from the SkateFree nonprofit organization will help kids with their skills on a portable skate park set up on the basketball court near the Youth Center. Miami Lakes Picnic Park East, 6075 Miami Lakes Drive. 10 a.m. – Noon. Free.