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April 2019
The Amp Ali Bailey CRA Public Event
City of Pompano Beach Cultural Center
22 nd
Resume Development & Job Searching 5:30pm - 7:30pm | E. Pat Larkin Center, 520 NW 3rd Street

Resume Development and Job Search Workshop! This workshop provides practical tips on creating an effective resume while transforming your resume into a powerful tool that will get you the interview. You will be lead through a series of self-assessments to help market YOU! In this activity participants will identify a target job and industry, establish goals and expectations, understand employers expectations and specific steps in their job search. This invaluable workshop is interactive and exciting and most importantly provides the tools and resources you need to land your dream job.


23 rd
Mock Interview & Dress for Success 5:30pm - 7:30pm | E. Pat Larkin Center, 520 NW 3rd Street

Mock Interviewing & Dressing for Success!! Strategies to get hired! An exciting and hands on learning experience that focuses on current interviewing techniques, role playing interview questions to help you better prepare for those tough questions and become a more confident interviewer. A great opportunity to become successful and comfortable with interviewing in today’s job market. In addition, learn the dynamics of dressing for success to create the right first impression while dressing on a budget. Be smart, be sharp and dress the part!


23 rd
Women in Government - Broward County 11:30am | Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Blvd

Join us for an honest conversation about the complex dynamics within Broward County government positions in which our female panelists have developed successful careers. This will be an inside view of the personal experiences and advancement opportunities of professional women coming up the ranks into leadership positions in a male dominated government. Our panelists will also share best practices for navigating the complexities of government careers that can be useful for sharpening your skills and promoting advancement opportunities in any line of work.

Andrea McGee, District 1 Commissioner – City of Pompano Beach

Stacy L. Miller, P.E., Director of Transportation Development – FDOT District Four

Monica Cepero, Deputy County Administrator – Broward County

Leslie A. Del Monte, Manager – City of Hollywood

Stacy Ritter, President and CEO – Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

Rickelle Williams, PMP, LEED AP, Executive Director – Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

Jenni Morejon, President & CEO – Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority

$50.00 SMPS Member Registration. No walk-ins available for this event. Registration ends at 5:00 PM on April 22, 2019.

$75.00 Non-Member Ticket. No walk-ins available for this event. Registration ends at 5:00 PM on April 22, 2019.

$50.00 Government Officials Only. No walk-ins available for this event. Registration ends at 5:00 PM on April 22, 2019. Must provide government affiliated email address.

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24 th
Culinary Kitchen Program I 8-Week Culinary Business Workshop 6:00pm - 8:30pm | E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 MLK Blvd

The creation of this culinary workshop is just one facet of the overall plan, the Pompano Beach CRA envisions this center becoming an economic engine for the community, providing burgeoning culinary entrepreneurs with guidance, support and the kitchen to help grow their businesses.

The facility will also operate as a commercial kitchen where food trucks, caterers and other food service providers, from any city, can rent the space to prepare food and receive the technical assistance needed to establish and grow their businesses. In addition, the space will host cooking classes by local chefs and free programs to introduce local youth to culinary careers."

For more information please contact Gladys Cameron (Email: I Phone: 954.706.3565 )

*FREE Workshops for Pompano Beach Residents.


24 th
Lunch with Art 12:15pm - 1:15pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

Trying new things has been proven to make you more creative, and it’s good for your brain. So each Wednesday we offer a new way to nourish your soul & get creative at The Bailey Contemporary Arts during your lunch hour…and it’s FREE!

No two weeks are the same as each new workshop offers a different creative experience and encourages you to step out of the mundane and explore your potential. Each simple, hands-on project becomes an escape from the daily stresses of life and reminds you how beauty can be found in even the most simplest of projects.

Guests are invited to bring their lunch, or grab a bite to eat from Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters, located in our West Gallery.

To ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy this program, seats will be available on a First-Come, First-Serve Basis, and Space Is Limited! However, even if our workshop reaches capacity, guests are able to explore the newest exhibits in our gallery, take the time to learn about upcoming programs, workshops, volunteer opportunities, and spend some time enjoying a coffee while unwinding in our West Gallery.

Free wifi available. Please feel free to call us with any questions: 954-284-0141

Looking ahead!
Upcoming Lunch with Art Projects

Apr 03: Watercolor Butterflies
Apr 10: Handprint Doodle Art
Apr 17: Paper Beads
Apr 24: Foam Plates Transfer Printing

24 th
Open House - Ali Cultural Arts 6:00pm | Historic Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd

The purpose of this Cultural Arts Open House program is to introduce Pompano Beach residents to the changes that are taking place within the city regarding the cultural arts. This will be the first of four events throughout the year, to introduce not only the staff and programming, but also to tour all of the cultural arts venues. The first meeting, at the Historic Ali Cultural Arts, will focus on the creation of the new Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department, introduce the staff of the department and present existing and planned future programs.


25 th
Film Series: “Montage”: Richard “Byrd” Wilson 7:00pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

The Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is proud to announce an exciting new film series that will that will provide a platform for emerging filmmakers to engage a local following. Montage will feature curated film screenings, industry networking events, workshops, artist talks and panel discussions. The film series will take place on the last Thursday of each month and will rotate among the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts and the Historic Ali Cultural Arts. The series begins February 28, 2019 at 7pm at the Cultural Center. Tickets for all events are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Tickets are available online and at the Cultural Center Box Office.

April 25 – Richard “Byrd” Wilson
Bailey Contemporary Arts

Well-known poet, writer and teacher Richard “Byrd” Wilson introduces “Your Poem is a Screenplay.” In this workshop, Byrd will lead attendees through the process of seeing their poems as a part of a bigger process. He will navigate them through various screenplay writing techniques, tricks of the trade and the confidence to see their poems turned into something big screen worthy! After the workshop Byrd will perform and engage in audience lead discussions about the feelings, thoughts and the implications that his poetry evokes.

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25 th
Exhibition: Double Exposure Opening Reception 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Historic Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd

The Historic Ali Cultural Arts presents Double Exposure, an expression of A. J. Brown’s double life as both a visual artist and vocalist. The exhibit, free and open to the public, will be on view during regular business hours from April 25 through June 14, 2019. The opening reception, including a concert and conversation with the artist, is Thursday, April 25, 6-8pm.

“I paint whatever moves me,” explained Brown. “When I spend time to capture and visually record whatever appeals to my emotional senses at specific moments in my life, the intention is to share that experience with the viewer. My portraits are few and personal, usually of different icons, family members and close friends. Some of my landscapes are, in essence, also portraits, revealing protected treasures, unique geographical locations, or ways of living. My still life pieces typically reflect atmospheric and philosophic statements, and my abstracts reflect my freedom to commit to the journey from a blank canvas to what was created.”

Exploring the exhibition, visitors are taken on a journey through time and space with each painting. The pieces cover a wide range of subject matter and artistic genres, including portrait, still life, landscape and abstract. “We are so gratified to be able to exhibit the very vivid and fresh art works of A.J. Brown,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “His vibrant work offers glimpses into his own passionate nature and brings Pompano Beach a burst of Caribbean energy and flavor. The fact that he’s also a talented vocalist is icing on the cake!”

25 th
Financial Workshop 5:30pm - 7:30pm | E. Pat Larkin Center, 520 NW 3rd Street

Join the Urban League of Broward County and Financial experts discussing an array of financial topics:

Let’s Talk Credit
Credit Basics
Establishing & Improving Credit
Managing Your debt
Identify Theft Protection


26 th
Swinging Fridays – Jazz on the Boulevard 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd

Last Friday of each Month, 7 – 10 pm, $7 admission
(October 26, 2018 - June 28, 2019)
Ashanti Cultural Arts will host monthly swing dance classes followed by a jazz concert featuring various jazz artists and bands such as Jessie Jones, Nicole Yarling and George Tandy.


27 th
Green Market 8:30am - 1:30pm | 1st Ave & 1st Street, Corner of Dixie and Atlantic Blvd

The Pompano Beach Green Market is presented by the Pompano Beach Historical Society in partnership with the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). We are committed to providing the community with the best and freshest fruits and vegetables, juices, baked goods, seafood and other food items, as well as orchids, plants, and health-related products and services. Visitors will also find hand-made crafts, art and culinary products at the Market.

Contact Information: 954.786.5535

30 th
Concept to Creation Workshop 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

Are you?

• Creative but not sure where to start?
• Lost for new ideas or stuck in a rut?
• Not sure how to develop a meaningful series?
• Intimidated by the blank canvas (or page?)
Concept to Creation is a multiple session workshop taught by BaCA's Artist in Residence, Andrea Huffman to assist artists to tap deeply into their creativity. Each week Creative exercises such as concept mapping, tapping into personal histories, or collage provide means to discover your unique artistic style, personal symbols, and imagery.

Students will work in a sketchbook along with other media of the student’s choosing. This class is geared toward artists of all levels, working in any medium.

Time allotment: 5 sessions/2 hours each | Age: teen through adults | |Class Fee: $30/student/session

Min. enrollment: 5 | Max. enrollment: 12

Session Topics will include:

Session 1 (April 02): Developing personal / abstract symbols; confronting the blank: how to not start with a blank canvas.
Session 2 (April 16): Abstraction from realism.... How far to alter reality
Session 3 (April 30): Personal archaeology: digging for ideas
Session 4 (May 14): Figure/ ground exploration: how to alter the negative and positive space for a dynamic composition.
Session 5 (May 28): Mind/ concept mapping . . . a visual tool for building a body of work

Contact Information: 954-284-0141

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