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Bollywood Comes to Tampa

From: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 9:00AM
To: Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 6:00PM

Location: Tampa, FL

Contact: website:

The International Indian Film Awards (IIFA) Weekend is all set to make its American debut as they bring the magic of Indian Cinema to Tampa Bay from April 24th - 26th. The cine-packed weekend of film-festivals, workshops, exhibitions, film-showcases and global business forums culminates with the highlight of the Weekend, the IIFA Awards.  

Category: Entertainment Events


YWCA Tampa Bay’s 6th Annual Stand Against Racism featuring Naomi Tutu

Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:30PM to 9:00PM

Location: All Children’s Hospital Education and Conference Center, 701 4th St. So. in St. Pete

Contact: website:

Naomi Tutu is a Global Race & Gender Justice Activist and Daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Category: General

Fair Housing Symposium

Friday, April 25, 2014 from 8:45AM to 3:30PM

Location: Pinellas Realtors Organization auditorium, 4590 Ulmerton Road in Clearwater

Price: Early bird registration $25 runs through April 18. Advance registration after that date is $30, and the cost is $35 at the door

Contact: Mark Esparza | phone: (727) 464-4801 | email: | website:

The event, co-sponsored by the Pinellas County Office of Human Rights, provides fair housing information useful for housing providers, real estate agents, property managers, attorneys, government officials, apartment personnel and the general public.

Featured speakers include Wesley Aleshire, a national fair housing trainer, Steve Tomkowiak, a former judicial clerk with the U.S. District Court in Michigan’s Eastern District, and Max Lapertosa, a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. Among the topics covered will be lending discrimination, domestic violence and rights and responsibilities related to assistance animals.

Category: Business Events

Florida Talent Summit

Friday, April 25, 2014 from 9:00AM to 11:30AM

Location: Bi-Lo Winn Dixie HQ, 5050 Edgewood Ct. in Jacksonville

Price: $29

The purpose of the Talent Summit is to discuss the ways in which diversity relates to the Talent Cycle.  This half-day educational event is designed to help companies maximize the talents and skills of current employees, and highlights best practicies for recruiting a diverse workforce.  Click here to register.

Category: Business Events

“Investing in You, the State of the Black Woman”

Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Location: Seminole Heights Library, 4711 Central Ave. in Tampa

Price: FREE

Contact: National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Tampa Bay Chapter | Belinthia Berry | phone: 813-368-3324 | email: | website:

“Investing in You, the State of the Black Woman” is a finical seminar to empower women to invest in stocks and bonds.

Category: General


Investing in You, the State of the Black Woman

Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Location: Seminole Heights Library, 4711 Central Ave. in Tampa

Contact: website:

Light Refreshments will be Served.  Guest speaker will be Investment Broker Mr. Chris Fils of Merrill Lynch.

Category: General

P2ACC – Parent Academy & Pinellas County Urban League presents Learn How to Market Yourself for Employment

From: Friday, April 25, 2014 at 6:00PM
To: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 8:00PM

Location: 1201 7th Ave. So. in St. Pete

Contact: phone: (727) 821-0285

Learn how to market yourself for employment.  Space is limited, call and reserve your spot today.

Category: General


Sheryl Underwood

From: Friday, April 25, 2014 at 8:00PM
To: Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:59PM

Location: Tampa Improv in Ybor City

Contact: website:

Sheryl Underwood, a savvy businesswoman and multi-faceted, multi-media entrepreneur, skillfully balances the roles of in-demand Entertainer, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Pack Rat Productions, movie and television actress, radio personality and philanthropist. Sheryl Underwood is one of the most articulate, well-informed women of our time and is a much sought after entertainer who has been described as one of the world's brightest contemporary humorists.

Category: Entertainment Events

3rd Annual George Selvie Classic

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 7:00AM to 3:00PM

Location: University of South Florida, Tampa- Fowler Fields

Price: $200 Team Entry

Contact: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. & The Crescent Foundation, Inc. | Philip Harris Harris | phone: 7272551360 | email: | website:

The Tampa Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. in conjunction with The Crescent Foundation, Inc., will host the Annual George Selvie Classic Scholarship Fundraiser on April 26, 2014 at the University of South Florida Sycamore Field. The all-day, non-contact Tournament is for groups 16 to 18, and 18 and up. Registration fee is $25 per person, and tournament proceeds will benefit the Sigma Beta Club Scholarship Fund, Child Obesity and Scholarship Fund. Registration deadline is July 6th and is on a first-come, first-served basis. The tournament is expected to be sold out, so teams are encouraged to register early. The event is sponsored by the University of South Florida Collegiate Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, TECO Electric, Coca-Cola, and Tampa Bay Lightning. The tournament format is seven-on-seven with rosters comprised of a maximum of fourteen (14) players. All teams are guaranteed to play a minimum of three games during pool play in the tournament. The champions will receive trophy and a George Selvie autographed football helmet.

Category: Sports Events

Spring Prayer Breakfast Retreat

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Location: Glad Tidings Assembly of God, 4200 17th Ave. No. in St. Pete

Price: $ 10.00

Contact: Matters of the Heart Radio and Connecting Point Ministry | Princess Denise Wright | phone: 727-488-8818 | email: | website:

Matters of the Heart Non Profit Organization cordially invites every Blessed Woman, Man, Boy and Girl in the body of Christ to our 2nd Annual Prayer Breakfast Retreat. Theme for Event " Living in God's Divine Favor Everyday in 2014 ". Event will include Anointed Praise and Worship, Delectable Buffet Breakfast, Inspirational Poetry by Maude Mc Donald, Professional Storyteller Windell Campbell, For God's Glory Praise and Mime Ministry. Workshop Facilitators and Keynote Speaker Evangelist Bambi Jones. God has a period of time set in His mind to favor you… That time is " Now " We Hope to see you at the Prayer Breakfast. Vendor Booths available $ 15 Door Prizes and Special Recognition for highest number of Women attending Prayer Breakfast from any Church, Ministry or Non Profit Organization.

Category: Faith Community Events


2nd Annual HBCU Round Up, hosted by FAMU and BCU Alumni

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Location: McFarland Park, 1720 N. McDill Ave. in Tampa

Contact: Wendell | phone: 813.238.7235

Meet and eat with old friends ... and some new ones too!

Category: General


STEMworks Fair

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM

Location: Virginia M. Leonard Community Education Center, 2554 22nd Ave. So. in St. Pete

Contact: website:

Join us for the STEMworks Fair for educational demos & career presentations. Free & open to the community.

Category: General

Global Teen Summit Audition

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Location: Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass St. in Tampa

Contact: email:

We are looking for 4-5 teenagers (14-17 years old) and one moderator (18-22 years old) to spearhead the show for a live and internet audience. We require that each teenager/moderator have knowledge of what teens care about on a local and global scale. Must be able to interact with live audience and through Skype, twitter, face book, instagram. Be able to interact with subject matter expert, research and prepare for show topic. Bring head shot and application to audition.

Moderator(18-22 years old) is expected to do all of the above as well as, keep conversation going and in line. Be able to take direction through an ear piece. Experience not necessary but preferred. Bring head shot and application to audition.

Category: General

12th Annual Orange & Green Scholarship Gala

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 6:00PM to 10:00PM

Location: Palm Aire Country Club 5601 Country Club Way in Sarasota

Price: $60.00

Contact: Florida A&M University National Alumni Association Sarasota-Manatee Chapter | email: | website:

 The Orange & Green Scholarship Gala is the primary fundraising event for the Sarasota-Manatee Chapter. This year, the chapter will once again be awarding scholarships to local students who will be enrolling in Florida A&M University. Over the past 16 years, more than $50,000.00 in scholarship money has been given by the chapter to recipients from Sarasota and Manatee counties. Hosted by FAMU Graduate and WFLA News Channel 8 Anchor Rod Carter, this is sure to be a memorable event. This year’s event will be highlighted by a keynote address by former FAMU Student Government Association President and current FAMU Board of Trustees Member Torey Alston.  

Category: Business Events



From: Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10:00PM
To: Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3:00AM

Location: Flight Restaurant and Lounge, 15463 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. in Tampa

Enjoy an amazing Live band, locally accepted and regionally renowned spoken word artist, amazing drink specials and of course the off da chain DJ experience. This is STRICTLY for the grown and open minded.

Category: Entertainment Events


Top Local Chef 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 5:30PM to 8:00PM

Location: Gulfport Casino & Ballroom

Top Local Chef is Tampa Bay's sauciest competition, bringing together the area's best restaurateurs and private chefs. Doors open at 5, and the presentation to the Celebrity Judges begins promptly at 5:30.  Your Tasting Pass includes admission to the event, one sample from each of the competing chefs and a voting token to help select People's Choice.  Click here for ticket info.

Category: General


The Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County Fundraiser

Monday, April 28, 2014 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Location: At the home of St. Pete Councilwoman Darden Rice

Price: Suggested Contribution: $100

Contact: website:

Host Committee:  Mayor Rick Kriseman, Former Florida CFO, Alex Sink, St. Pete City Councilmembers: Amy Foster, Steve Kornell, Darden Rice, Charlie Gerdes, Karl Nurse, Jim Kennedy, Wengay Newton; Largo Commissioner Mike Smith, County Commissioners Ken Welch, Janet Long; State Rep. Dwight Dudley, School Board Member Linda Lerner, Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson, Stonewall President Susan McGrath.
Address available upon RSVP, food & refreshments provided. 

Category: Civic Events


R. Kelly with special guest Tamar Braxton

Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 8:00PM to 11:00PM

Location: Tampa Bay Times Forum

Contact: website:

World famous singer/songwriter/record producer R. Kelly has announced that he will be bringing back his innovative and inspiring vocal talents to the Tampa Bay Times Forum.  Often called the “King of R&B”, R. Kelly will be joined by GRAMMY®-nominated R&B singer/songwriter Tamar Braxton.

Category: Entertainment Events

The Money Masters Financial Seminar

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Location: 8053 Gilliam Rd. in Apopka

Price: $15 in advance / $20 at door

Contact: Spann Development, Inc. | Latrice Levitt | phone: 321.345.8295 | email: | website:

This event will provide workshops offering approaches for business success & longevity, personal & professional development, and debt reduction, with wealth building solutions. Featured headliners include: Lecturer and best-selling author, Dennis P. Kimbro, Ph.D., presenting, The Seven Laws of Building Wealth; President and CEO of UrbanAmerica Advisors, Richmond S. McCoy, presenting, Becoming A Money Magnet; and author, entrepreneur, and money coach, Lynn Richardson, presenting, Change Your Mind, Change Your Money. The full day event will target business professionals, entrepreneurs, college students, and household consumers seeking greater economic empowerment and the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.

Category: Business Events


Kelly McBride - Media Ethics Workshop

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM

Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 11400 Morris Bridge Rd. in Tampa

Price: $15.00

The West Central Cluster Presents –Truth and Trust in the 21st CenturyA workshop with Kelly McBride.Kelly McBride is one of the country’sleading voices when it comes to mediaethics. The world’s largest newsroomsincluding NY Times, CNN, NPR,frequently seek her advice.  Lunch is included in registration.  To register, mail a check for $15 made out to “West Central Cluster” to: Margaret Evans7326 4th Ave. N.St. Petersburg, Fl 33710

Category: General

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