Community Calendar through Sept. 23

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, August 30, 2023

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Aug. 31 Coffee with a Cop. Get to know your local police force during a coffee with a cop event at McDonald’s in the Cypress Village Shopping Center, 7435 Miami Lakes Drive. 8:30 a.m., free. 

Sept. 7 Book Talk with Kirstin Chen. Join the Cultural Affairs Committee for a talk featuring Kirstin Chen, author of “Counterfeit,” a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick; “Bury What We Cannot Take” and “Soy Sauce for Beginners.” Free book raffle, refreshments provided. Livestreamed at Town Hall, 6601 Main St. Free. 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Register at

Sept. 9 & 16 Youth EKG Screenings Barbara Goleman Senior High’s Gators Swamp, the town and Miami Lakes Optimist Club will provide EKG screenings for kids. Optimist Park Clubhouse, 6411 NW 162nd St., 9 a.m. - Noon. Free.

Sept. 9 Community Service Kids ages 12 - 17 can earn community service hours by packing sandbags at Royal Oaks Park. Wear sneakers, a hat and sunscreen and bring water. Royal Oaks Park, 16500 NW 87th Ave. Free. 9 a.m. Required pre-registration at

Sept. 9 Senior Legal Forum. Join the Elderly Affairs Committee and learn about fraud, foreclosure and legal rights in estate planning. Town Hall, 6601 Main St. Free. 10 a.m.

Sept. 9 Culinary Bike Tour. Cycle around town to get samples from different restaurants. Town Hall, 6601 Main St., depart at 6 p.m. $30.

Sept. 10 Waves of Flags: Honoring Patriot Day and Victims of 9/11. Veterans Park, 15151 NW 82nd Ave. Ceremony begins at 9 a.m. Free.

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. 16 Skate Miami Lakes. Bring your skateboard, rollerblades, scooters and helmets to Picnic Park East to enjoy the portable skate park. SkateFree 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 Northwest 87 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