Community Calendar through Oct. 7

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, September 14, 2023

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Sept. 13 Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Join the Chamber for its monthly luncheon. Guest speaker is St. Thomas University President David A. Armstrong. $35 for members, $45 for non-members and $50 day of. Miami Lakes Hotel on Main, 6842 Main St. Networking at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon. Register at

Sept. 15 - Sept. 30 Miami Lakes 5K Reindeer Run early registration. Register early and save for the Dec. 9 Reindeer Run presented by the Miami Lakes Veterans Committee to benefit veterans. Residents have until Sept. 30 to get the early bird price of $25. Tickets go up to $30 on Oct. 1. To register for the race to be held at Veterans Park visit 

Sept. 16 Skate Miami Lakes. Bring your skateboard, rollerblades, scooters and helmets to Picnic Park East to enjoy the portable skate park. Skate Free will be on hand to teach skills. Picnic Park East, 6075 Miami Lakes Drive. Free. 10 a.m.

Sept. 16 104th Anniversary Party to celebrate The American Legion. Join American Legion Post 144 to mark the organization’s 104th anniversary. Lunch will be served. Enjoy raffles, music and dancing. Roberto Alonso Community Center, 16500 NW 87th Ave. 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Free.

Sept. 22 Small Business Bootcamp. Hosted by the Economic Development Committee, prospective or new small business owners will receive resources and presentations from Miami-Dade County agencies and program providers. Town Hall, 6601 Main St. 9:30 a.m. -  12:30 p.m. free.

Sept. 22 Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce/BNI/Economic Development Committee Business Networking Social at Chela’s Cocteleria. 15301 NW 67th Ave. 12:30 p.m., free.

Sept. 23 Bike Rodeo & Safety Day. Veterans Park, 15151 NW 82nd Ave. Police bike ride at 9 a.m., main event at 10 a.m. Giveaways and prizes, police service dogs, bike safety lessons and more. For info email Ernesto Soto at

Sept. 23 Mayor’s Gala. Enjoy a night of Hollywood glamour at Mayor Manny Cid’s annual charity gala to benefit the town’s Special Needs Advisory Board. A night of music; dancing; dining; Bacardi drinks; silent auction and casino table games.  Sponsorship opportunities available starting at $1,000. This event is 21+. Roberto Alonso Community Center, 16500 NW 87th Ave. 7:30 p.m. $100. Purchase tickets at

Sept. 22 Youth Open Hang. Kids ages 5 - 12 can enjoy a night of painting at The Spot. Canvases, paint and brushes will be provided to participants. Miami Lakes Youth Center, 6075 Miami Lakes Drive. Free. 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 25 Senior Tech Connect Join the Elderly Affairs Committee to learn Cybersecurity techniques to protect yourself online and recognize scams. Space is limited, register at Miami Lakes Town Hall, 6601 Main St. Free. 11 a.m.

Sept. 27 Senior Bingo Luncheon. Join the Elderly Affairs Committee for a senior bingo luncheon for residents 60+. Enjoy lunch and prizes at Roberto Alonso Community Center, 16500 NW 87th Ave. Free. 11 a.m. 

Sept. 28 Miami Lakes Zonta Club monthly meeting.  Speaker Dionne Stephens, a Zonta Club member and professor of psychology at Florida International University, will talk about HIV risks for mature women in South Florida. Trattoria Pampered Chef Restaurant, 7347  Miami Lakes Drive. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. costs $30; RSVP to 305-389-1145.

Sept. 29 Teen Open Hang. Kids ages 13 - 17 can enjoy a fun evening with friends with refreshments, games and snacks. Miami Lakes Youth Center, 6075 Miami Lakes Drive. Free. 6 p.m. 

Oct. 6 Barry University lecture: Heart-healthy tips for seniors.  Join the Elderly Affairs Committee to hear Professor Suzanne Jaffe discuss how to prevent heart disease. Miami Lakes Town Hall, 6601 Main St. Space is limited, register at Free. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments served.

Oct. 7 E-Sports Super Smash Bros. Tournament. Bring your Nintendo Switch controllers and take on your friends in a Super Smash Bros. Tournament. Participants must confirm via email two days before the competition to be added to the bracket. Register at For more info email Kiara Rodriguez, Miami Lakes Youth Center, 6075 Miami Lakes Drive. Free. 10 a.m.