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Jan. 14 - 19. PLASTIC SURGERY CONVENTION — Hundreds of the world s leading professionals dedicated to safe cosmetic surgery will gather for "The Future of Cosmetic Surgery: Advances in Quality Patient Care and Safety, the topic for the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). AACS is the premiere professional Society of Cosmetic Surgeons. On display will also be nearly 150 exhibits showcasing the newest products, equipment and procedures.
Location: The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
3555 South Ocean Drive
Contacts: Fritz Schneider, 301-728-4811
Jan. 19. 3 p.m. NONVIOLENCE FORUM — Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and the Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department host a MLK non-violence forum.
Location: Joseph Caleb Auditorium
5400 NW 22nd Ave.
Contacts: Gwen Belton (Wilson spokeswoman), 305-619-5676
Jan. 19. 5 p.m. MLK GOSPEL CONCERT — "Defending the Dream 50 Years Later," a gospel concert and variety show presented by the Caribbean Cultural Coalition Inc. in association with the City of Sunrise and MLKCC featuring gospel, jazz and Caribbean music.
Location: Sunrise Civic Center Theater
10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Contacts: Sunrise, 954-747-4646
Jan. 20. 10:30 a.m. MLK PARADE — King Holiday Parade and Non-violence March will feature local marching bands, drum lines, floats and thousands of marchers from local social, civic, cultural and religious organizations.
Location: Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and Sistrunk Boulevard
Contacts: Wayne Alexander, 954-347-3228
Jan. 20. 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. GENIUS FACTORY — Genius Factory, a Miami-based education initiative focused teaching Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (ESTEAM) to middle, and high school kids, will be holding an educational "Geniuses @ Work event.
Location: University of Miami
Life Sciences & Technology Building
1951 N.W. 7th Ave. Ste. 120
Contacts: Maria Lacayo (Genius Factory), 305-788-5084
Jan. 20. 11:30 a.m. MLK BATTLE OF THE BANDS — King Holiday Battle of the Bands Competition will kick off immediately following the parade. Join defending champions Deerfield Beach High School in this fierce but friendly competition in commemoration and celebration of Dr. King.
Location: Dillard High School
Otis Gray Football Field
2501 N.W. 11th St.
Contacts: Wayne Alexander, 954-347-3228
Jan. 20. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. PRO FOOTBALL LEGENDS CLASSIC — Several former NFL greats including Bob Griese, Anthony Munoz, Jack Youngblood and others are expected to attend a reception benefiting the Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center.
Location: Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Pool Deck
505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Contacts: Diana Hanford, 954-776-1999 ext 230
Jan. 21. UNIVERSAL-HARRY POTTER — Universal Orlando Resort holds a webcast to release details about its new themed environment, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, opening this year. The news will be revealed during a live webcast, hosted by members of Universal Creative and featuring James Phelps from the Harry Potter films.
Contacts: Universal Public Relations, 407-363-8220
Notes: Media should sign up for the webcast at http://www.media-server.com/m/p/qu2y6hqa.
Jan. 21. 9 a.m. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION — The state Board of Education has its monthly meeting, which will include discussion of Florida Standards, digital learning and teacher certification tests.
Location: Miami Lakes Educational Center
5780 NW 158th Street
Contacts: Florida Department of Education, 850-245-0413
Jan. 21. 1 p.m. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES — U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius participates in a discussion that highlights the ways Floridians can learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace and enroll in quality, affordable health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Location: Apopka Family Health Center, 225 E. Seventh St., Apopka
Contacts: Health & Human Services (Health & Human Services), 202-690-6343
Jan. 21. 1 p.m. ROSS RE-ELECTION — Congressman Dennis Ross will announce his plans to run for re-election.
Location: Florida Citrus Mutual
411 E. Orange Street
Contacts: Anthony Foti, 863-370-5630
Jan. 21. 3 p.m. ROSS RE-ELECTION — Congressman Dennis Ross will announce his plans to run for re-election.
Location: American Legion Post 26
2007 West Baker Street