Community Calendar

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, November 16, 2023

Nov. 16 Mount Sinai Health Lecture. Join the Elderly Affairs Committee to learn about “Facts and Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease,” with Melissa Verzura, presented by Mount Sinai Hospital. Miami Lakes Town Hall, 6601 Main St. Free. 11 a.m. 

Nov. 16 Introduction to Florida-Friendly Landscaping. The Neighborhood Improvement Committee, Miami-Dade County, the Town of Miami Lakes and the University of Florida will present a program about Florida-friendly landscaping practices to protect water and create a cost effective and efficient garden. Miami Lakes Town Hall 6601 Main St. Free. 7 p.m. 

Nov. 18 Skate Miami Lakes. Grab your skateboard, rollerblades, roller skates or scooter and come out to the monthly Skate Miami Lakes program in conjunction with the nonprofit organization SkateFree. Participants must bring their own equipment. Miami Lakes Youth Center. 6075 Miami Lakes Drive. Free. 10 a.m. 

Nov. 18 Street-naming ceremony for Fred Senra. The Town of Miami Lakes will unveil a street sign that co-names Northwest 59th Avenue for Fred Senra, a community volunteer; philanthropist; president of the 

Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce and a partner at Miami Lakes AutoMall. Northwest 59th Avenue at Northwest 167th Street. 10 a.m. Free.

Nov. 18 The 38th Annual Main Street Festival of Lights. Visit with Santa who will magically light up the street at 6:15 p.m. See performers, enjoy music, get candy, face painting, take photos and more. Main Street between Northwest 67th Avenue and Bull Run Road. 3:30 pm. - 7:30 p.m. Free.

Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Senior Social. Join the Elderly Affairs Committee for a Thanksgiving Senior Social. Residents and non-residents 60+ can join in on the fun, music and food. Roberto Alonso Community Center, 16500 NW 87th Ave. Free. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dec. 1 Teen Open Hang at The Spot. Play Nintendo Switch; foosball; table tennis, air hockey and more. 6075 Miami Lakes Drive. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free.

Dec. 2 Holiday Bike Ride. Join the Neighborhood Improvement Committee for its annual bike ride. Wear festive attire and adorn your bike with dazzling lights, tinsel, and ornaments. Leaves from Miami Lakes Town Hall, 6601 Main St. Free. 5:30 p.m. 

Dec. 6 Senior Bingo Lunch. Join the Elderly Affairs Committee for its popular bingo event. Seniors 60+ can enjoy a meal, fun and prizes. Roberto Alonso Community Center, 16500 NW 87th Ave. Free. 11 a.m.

Dec. 9 Reindeer Run 5K. Join the Miami Lakes Veterans Committee and Headquarter Toyota for its annual fun run to benefit veterans causes. The race starts at Veterans Park and travels through Business Park West before returning to the park. Finishers will receive a holiday-themed medal. Veterans Park, 15151 NW 82nd Ave. $35. Warmup is at 7:30 a.m., race begins at 8 a.m. Register at 

Dec. 9 Mrs. Claus book reading. Hear holiday stories from Mrs. Claus at this Christmas-themed event presented by the Cultural Affairs Committee. Main Street Playhouse, 6812 Main St. Free. 11:30 a.m. 

Dec. 9 Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Join the Sports Hall of Fame as it inducts the Class of 2023. The event is open to the public. Miami Lakes Optimist Park Clubhouse, 6411 NW 162nd St. Free. 6:30 p.m.