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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Fellowship tips offered

A free workshop about how the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs selects winners of its visual and media artist fellowships is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St.

Brandi Reddick, the agency's artists and communications manager, will present "Demystifying the Process," a workshop about how applicants can improve their chances of being noticed by the department.

The 90-minute event is sponsored by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts.

RSVP to, or call 305-295-4369.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Meadows new trash day

As of Oct. 2, residents in the Meadows neighborhood will have a new trash day -- Thursday instead of Tuesday.

The area, bordered by White Street, Truman Avenue, Palm Avenue and Eisenhower Drive, will have its final Tuesday trash, recycling and yard waste pickup on Sept. 30 and then again Oct. 2. After that, pickups will always on Thursday, city spokeswoman Alyson Crean said Monday.

Only odd numbered addresses on Truman Avenue and White Street will be affected,

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Red Shirt 5K this weekend

Early registration for this Saturday's second annual Red Shirt Run 5K is available online for $20 until noon Friday, organizers said.

Go to for information. The event, set for 8 a.m. at the White Street Pier, will add votes to all candidates for king and queen of Fantasy Fest and all money will go to AIDS Help.

In-person registration Friday night or Saturday costs $25. Entrants may run or walk and all are urged to put together a "red outfit," from shirts, shorts, wigs, costumes or other decorative means for a costume contest.