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Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus to Host its Exciting Fall Fest Nov. 17 – 21

Highlights include Latin Jazz Festival, golf tourney and children’s carnival
Kendall Latin Jazz Fest - Nestor Torres

Renowned flautist Nestor Torres performs during the 2008 Latin Jazz Fest at Kendall Campus.

Miami, September 29, 2009 - November has become a time of celebration at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Kendall Campus through education, art and music. Emerging from the overwhelming success of the campus’ 40th anniversary celebration in 2007, Fall Fest is quickly becoming a beloved event for the entire community. This year, it will take place from Nov. 17 – 21. The Kendall Campus is located at 11011 S.W. 104 St.

For this third edition, the campus is coordinating more than half a dozen high quality cultural and entertainment events. Highlights include:

Visiting Artist Lothar Osterburg Presents Photogravure Lecture
10 a.m.,
Tues., Nov. 17, 2009

Room 6120
Free admission

Kendall Campus Jazz and Salsa Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m., Wed., Nov. 18, 2009
Room 6120
Free admission

Student Fall Fest Celebration
Noon, Wed., Nov. 18, 2009
Kendall Koffeehouse
Free admission 

Kendall Cup Softball Challenge
3:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 19, 2009
Campus Softball Field

Fall into Creativity – Art Juried Competition Awards and Reception
2 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 19, 2009 

Kendall Campus Golf Classic
9:30 a.m., Fri., Nov. 20, 2009
Calusa Country Club
9400 S.W. 130th Avenue
The Kendall Campus hosts this golf tournament each year to raise money for scholarships and it has become a favorite among golfers who play in the region’s charitable tournaments. In past years, star athletes and coaches such as MDC alumnus Placido Polanco, Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez, Marlins skipper Fredi Gonzalez and others have teed-off with participants. Breakfast and lunch are included. For information or to sign up, please call 305-237-2144.

3rd Annual Latin Jazz Festival
7 p.m., Fri., Nov. 20, 2009
Fred Shaw Plaza, Kendall Campus
Tickets available at Kendall Campus, Rooms 100 and 3129
Arturo Sandoval, Albita, Nestor Torres, Ed Calle, Roberto Perera, Richard Bravo, Negroni’s Trio, PALO!, Paquito Hechavarria, Cheito Quiñones, Los Herederos, Edwin Bonilla and many others will jam at this concert. It is a special treat when artists of this caliber come together on one stage! MDC music students will also perform with these legends. FREE ADMISSION with ticket. SCHOLARSHIP DONATION AT DOOR STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. For more information, call 305-237-2321.

Latin Jazz Festival sponsors include Geico, Adams Production, Gilly Vending, Chamber South, WDNA, StarQuix, Community Newspapers, JodyJazz Mouthpieces, and others.                   

Carnival for Kids of All Ages Presented by University Credit Union
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Sat., Nov. 21, 2009
Track Field, Kendall Campus

The fun activities will include rides, bounce houses, arts and crafts, rock climbing, bungee jumping, musical performances, clowns, carnival games, a train, slides, petting zoo, face painting, story telling, food, gifts and much, much more. It’s a wonderful event for the entire family especially during tough economic times. New this year at the carnival will be a Children’s Health Pavilion sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida where vision, dental and health screenings, healthy fun activities for kids and other  helpful information on health and nutrition will be available. ADMISSION is only $1 for adults or with the donation of a canned food item. Children under 18 are admitted free.  

“Partner sponsors” for the carnival include Costco, Miami Children’s Hospital, the Miami-Dade County Health Department and others. 

For more information, please call 305-237-2321 or visit

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist

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