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2017 GEBA Learn Your Legal Rights Community Workshop

Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Location: Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City Campus 2001 N. 14th Street Ybor Room Tampa, FL 33605

George Edgecomb Bar Association presents the 2017 Learn your rights community workshops. This event is free  to the community all meals included. Pre- Registration is requested and recommended for this free event. Individual One - on- One Attorney Consultations (15 mins) Available all Day. Click here to register early. 

Category: Business Events


Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus-Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 11:30AM to 3:00PM

Location: St Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1203 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Held at O'Keefe Hall, St Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1203 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33602; $10 Donation for Dinner will include: Spaghetti with Sauce, House Salad, Cuban Bread, and Water or Soda. NOTE: Take-Outs Will Be Available. Click here for more information. 

Category: Civic Events


Annual NCNW Bethune Recognition Luncheon

Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 11:00AM to 2:00PM

Location: Doubletree by Hilton Tampa Airport - Westshore 4500 West Cypress Street Tampa, FL 33607

"Fortified by the Past...Focused on the Future". The Tampa Metropolitan Section of the National Council of Negro Women cordially invites you to our Annual Bethune Recognition Luncheon on Saturday May 13, 2017 at the Double Tree Hotel Tampa Westshore, 4500 west Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33607 at 11:00 AM. This event is to honor and recognize community citizens and our own Bethune Achievers. This event affords the opportunity to award two $500 book stipends to graduating seniors who are college-bound and demonstrate a need for special assistance. Your support will help us ensure the success of our future. The luncheon promises to be a grand time of fellowship and entertainment. Please be sure to "WEAR YOUR FAVORITE HAT"! Click here for your tickets. 

Category: Civic Events


The Art Alliance Presents St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk

Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM

The Second Saturday of May is on the way to Mother’s Day! Now’s the time to enjoy a balmy evening and explore St. Petersburg’s five exciting arts districts. Open the door of a gallery you’ve never visited before, or try our free trolleys and a whole new neighborhood. Click here for the Artwalk map. 

Category: Entertainment Events


Tampa Black Heritage Festival Presents Jazz in the Park

Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 1:00PM to 7:00PM

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park 600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

 Continue the celebration of the 17th Annual Music Fest.  Jazz in the Park, on Mother’s Day, May 14th, at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  In partnership with Jazz Tyme Productions. The captivating event will host a variety of family-friendly activities that include an engaging Children’s Village, food vendors, local/regional musical entertainment, giveaways and much more. Click here for tickets and more information. 

Category: Entertainment Events


2017 Art of Giving

Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6:00PM to 11:00PM

Location: Hilton Tampa Downtown 211 North Tampa Street, Tampa FL 33602

Save the date as actor and activist Ernie Hudson, star of Ghostbusters, The Crow and Miss Congeniality, TV’s APB and Law and Order and HBO’s award winning series Oz, AND Blonde Ambition, America’s premier special event dance band, help us celebrate the Heroes Around Us. Art of Giving raises funds and awareness for United Way Suncoast Youth Education Initiatives. Click here for more information. 

Category: Entertainment Events


Full Force Celebrity Talent Search Experience

From: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 8:00PM
To: Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 1:00AM

Location: The Cuban Club - Grand Ballroom 2010 Avenida Republica De Cuba Tampa, FL 33605

Envite Entertainment presents Tampa’s Premier Talent Search Competition and Ultimate Ladies Night Out starring Award Winning Actress Vivica A. Fox (“Empire”, “Independence Day”, “Set it Off”) and presenting Xplicit MInds, RL the voice of the Platinum Selling group NEXT (“Wifey”, “Too Close”, “Butta Love”) and the legendary Grammy Certified artists/producers the Full Force Brothers (“Ain’t My Type of Hype”, “House Party”) with special guest vocalist Alia Davis of Allure (“All Cried Out”). Also featuring a special performance by the Beat Down Band, who have opened for R&B superstars Brian McKnight, Johnny Gill and Al B Sure. Click here for more information. 

Category: Entertainment Events


72nd Anniversary Black & Gold Scholarship Ball

Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 6:00PM to 10:00PM

Location: Hilton Tampa Downtown 211 N. Tampa St Tampa, 33602

The GZL Educational Foundation Inc., in conjunction with the Gamma Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. are proud to sponsor the 72nd Anniversary Black & Gold Scholarship Ball. Click here for more information. 

Category: Entertainment Events


HPWA Annual Fundraiser Gala Diamonds & Tiaras

Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Location: The Tampa Club 101 E. Kennedy Ave. #4200, Tampa, FL, 33602

Contact: phone: 813-909-6965 | email:

On May 20th, the Hispanic Professional Women’s Association (HPWA) will host their scholarship annual fundraiser at The Tampa Club. This year’s theme is Diamonds and Tiaras. HPWA is a non-profit organization, established in May 1990 in the Tampa Bay area by a group of successful Hispanic women. Click here for more information. 

Category: Entertainment Events


Second Chance Life Skills Fundraiser & Charity Event

Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 6:00PM to 1:00AM

Location: 210 S. Fort Harrison Ave. in Clearwater

Contact: phone: 727-278-4873

Second Chance Life Skills is honored to have the community join them in their 1st Annual fundraiser & Charity event, mark your calendars!

Category: Faith Community Events


Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Golf Tournament

Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 9:30AM to 3:00PM

Location: Eagle's Brooke Country Club 300 Lester Mill Rd, Locust Grove, GA 30248

The Atlanta-Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee Inc. and our dedicated sponsors and supporters continue the partnership to ensure that those who are less fortunate receive quality healthcare. Our annual mission has improved the lives of many citizens in Montego Bay and the surrounding areas. Click here for more information. 

Category: Entertainment Events


Panel Discussion on Effective Strategies to End Homelessness

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Location: Salvation Army’s Social Services Complex - 1521 E. Druid Road, Clear water, FL 33756

The Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board is hosting a panel discussion and community dialogue surrounding effective strategies to end homelessness in our community. Click here to learn more about the discussion. 

Category: Civic Events


Alpha House Inaugural Breakfast Award

Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 7:30AM to 9:00AM

Location: Treasure Island Yacht Club 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island, FL 33706

ALPHA House is having an inaugural breakfast award event June 8th 2017 from 7:30-9:00am at the Yacht Club at Treasure Island. Attached are nomination forms for the following awards that will be presented at the event. If you know if anyone you would like to nominate please email the completed form to or fax to attention Jennifer at 727-821-4378. Deadline for nomination submissioms is April 3, 2017. Click here for more information.


Category: Civic Events


Mayor Rick Kriseman & Muslim Leaders to Host St. Petersburg First IFTAR Dinner

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 9:00AM to 11:00AM

Location: The Coliseum 535 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Mayor Rick Kriseman and Muslim leaders from throughout Tampa Bay will host St. Petersburg’s first ever Iftar Dinner welcoming residents of all faiths to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The event will be held at St. Petersburg’s historic Coliseum. RSVP deadline is April 20, 2017. Click here to RSVP now! Additional details will be forthcoming. For more information contact Contact: Benjamin J. Kirby, Communications Director 727-893-7882 or 727-501-4837 (cell)


Category: Civic Events


2017 Essence Music Festival

From: Friday, June 30, 2017 at 9:16AM
To: Monday, July 3, 2017 at 9:16AM

Location: New Orleans

Read more here.

Category: Entertainment Events


How I Got Over

From: Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 12:00AM
To: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 12:00AM

Location: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe 1646 10th Way, Sarasota, FL 34236

Contact: phone: 941-366-1505

WBTT will raise the roof in song as we celebrate the magnificent Queen of Gospel and other gospel greats in this new musical revue. Award-winning songs like “Move On Up a Little Higher” and “His Eye Is On the Sparrow” are sung from the heart with the traditional WBTT soul.  Experience the joy and hope of gospel music at this high-energy, exciting summer show. Click here for tickets and showtimes.


Category: Entertainment Events


2017 West Tampa Community Job Fair

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM


Career skills professionals from HCC and USF will be on-site to assist with interview tips, resume help, and more.  
Don't forget to bring copies of your resume and business cards to hand out! Questions? Please email 

Category: General


5th Annual Golf Getaway

From: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 8:00AM
To: Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 9:00PM

Location: Location will be posted in the near future

Get Away with us for this 5th Annual golf excursion!  Enjoy fantastic golf on Cape Cod and the delights of the historic African American vacation destination of Martha’s Vineyard, with plenty of exciting attractions, tours, exhibitions and activities for all to enjoy. Click here for more information. 

Category: Entertainment Events


Nia Kwanzaa Festivities

Saturday, December 30, 2017 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Location: 3762 18th Ave. S. in St.Pete

Contact: Kevin Johnson | phone: 727-342-2235

Category: Holiday Events

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