Style Saves Hosts Annual Holiday Giveback! 12/15/19

Style Saves Hosts Annual Holiday Giveback!
Sunday, 12/15/2019 – 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Mana Wynwood Convention Center
2217 NW 5th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

On Sunday, December 15th Style Saves will host its annual ‘Holiday Giveback’ event at Mana Wynwood Convention Center. Over 1,000 underprivileged children will receive gifts from their holiday-wish list.
Style Saves has a full day of fun planned for families including bounce houses, arts and crafts, cookie decorating, balloon artists and even a slime station! Attendees will also get to enjoy Pepsi branded beverages, hot dogs, pizza and candy.
Volunteer groups from the Vous Church, Miansai, Groot Hospitality and more will be at the event in full force helping to hand out gifts and spread holiday joy. Sponsors such as Jakks Toys, Basic Fun, My Peekaboo Toy, Party Gift Solutions and Hype Makerz are all partners helping to create memorable moments for the children.
The entire community is encouraged to take part through donations and volunteering before or during the event.

22nd Annual Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Run for Tomorrow Presented by the Rotary Club of Weston and the City of Weston 12/8/19

22nd Annual Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Run for Tomorrow Presented by the Rotary Club of Weston and the City of Weston
Sunday, 12/08/2019 – 06:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cypress Bay High School
18600 Vista Park Blvd.,
Weston, Florida 33332
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The Rotary Club of Weston and The City of Weston will be hosting the 22nd Annual Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Run for Tomorrow on Sunday, Dec. 8 at Cypress Bay High School in Weston. The event includes a half marathon, 5K and 1-mile Family Health Walk/Mayor’s Challenge. Over the past 22 years, the Run has grown to over 1,500 runner participants and added an accompanying health fair and expo.
 
At the event, the Rotary Club of Weston, along with Freedland Harwin Valori, a consumer justice law firm, will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and supplies to fly to the Bahamas and bring to the Rotary Clubs in the Bahamas who are hosting a holiday party for all Hurricane Dorian evacuees now living in Nassau. You can drop off the following supplies at the Run from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.:
• New, unwrapped toys for children ages 0-18
• Cups
• Straws
• Napkins
• Garbage bags
• Cash donations are welcome as well 
 
When:
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019
Half Marathon start time: 6:20 a.m.
5K start time: 7:30 a.m.
1-Mile Family Health Walk/Mayor’s Challenge begins: 9:00 a.m.
The Fitness and Health Festival will be open from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
 
Where:
Cypress Bay High School
18600 Vista Park Blvd., Weston, FL 33332
 
Cost:
Half Marathon: $75, $80 on race day
5K: $40, $45 race day
Mayor’s Challenge: $3.00 – For 100% discount use code: “2019MAYORSCHALLENGE”
The Fitness and Health Festival: Free
 
If you can’t make it to the event to drop off toys or supplies, you can also drop off at Sagemont Lower School (1570 Sagemont Way, Weston, FL) and Sagemont Upper School (2585 Glades Circle, Weston, FL) on Monday, Dec. 9 and Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. You can email Blake Freedland at Blake.Freedland@sagemont.com or text Nicholas Petron at 954-529-5145 if you are unable to drop off at the designated drop off locations.
  
The Rotary Club distributes Run for Tomorrow proceeds to a variety of local non-profit organizations and area schools, supports hands-on charitable projects and funds three Weston Police Department scholarships with the day’s profits. Organizations such as Harvest Drive, The Jubilee Center, Hope Outreach and LifeNet 4 Families, which address food insecurity and homelessness, are beneficiaries. The Run also helps to support programs for Veterans such as Honor Flight and packages to active duty troops. Habitat for Humanity of Broward, Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center for women with children and other organizations dedicated to the education, health and welfare of families in our communities also receive support and funding.
 
For more information and to register, visit: www.westonrotaryrun.com

All-In For All-Stars Charity Poker Event & NFL Playoff Games 1/19/20

All-In For All-Stars Charity Poker Event & NFL Playoff Games
Sunday, 01/19/2020 – 02:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Mondrian South Beach
1100 West Ave,
Miami, Florida 33139
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Cost: 5,000

After-School All-Stars will host its sixth annual charity poker tournament, All-In for All-Stars, on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Mondrian South Beach starting at 2 p.m. Philanthropists, celebrities, pro-athletes and artists will gather to raise the stakes and give back, all while vying to win luxurious timepieces and sports-related prizes in honor of Super Bowl LIV, in a charity poker tournament hosted by Wayne Boich, Mark Groussman, Sean Posner and Michael Simkins. Highlights of the event include:

Exquisite bites by Mondrian South Beach
Handcrafted cocktails by Bacardi
Shoulder massages compliments of E11even
Craft beer flights by Islamorada Brewery
NFL Championship Squares Game with incredible prizes
NFL Playoff games broadcasted live in HD
Special live performances
Celebrity players
Poker tournament prizes for the top 5 players
Extraordinary live auction

Funds raised at this event will benefit over 2,000 students served by After-School All-Stars South Florida, which provides comprehensive, school-based after-school programs for low-income youth in the most underserved neighborhoods in South Florida and around the country.

Tickets are available for purchase starting at $5,000 and can be purchased here: https://www.sfasas.org/poker

Logger’s Run Middle School Fundraiser Event Hosted at Game of Zones 12/6/19

Logger’s Run Middle School Fundraiser Event Hosted at Game of Zones
Friday, 12/06/2019 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Game of Zones
11411 West Palmetto Park Road,
Boca Raton, Florida 33428
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What: Logger’s Run Middle School Fundraiser Event Hosted at Game of Zones
When: Friday, December 6th – 4pm to 9pm
Where: Game of Zones – 11411 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton

The Theatre at DimensionsEXP 12/7/19

The Theatre at DimensionsEXP
Sunday, 12/07/2019 – 12/08/2019 08:00 pm – 05:00 am
ITG Miami
8 South Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: Free before 11:00pm

“Come to The Theatre at Dimensions for a truly unique and suhweet nightlife experience”
Hosted by Rios Dios Mio
Musical performances by:
dj Stryke, Anteye, Jonathan Cowan, N-Hance, Xander
Burlesque performances by:
Moon River Cabaret Miami

Ladies drink free until 12
Show your DimensionsEXP ticket stub for complimentary entry all night

Made possible by:
ITG Miami/Innovative Minds/DimensionsEXP/Sweet Tooth Skully

Reflections of the 31st Festival of Chefs at Jungle Island 11/13/19

We attended the 31st Festival of Chefs at Jungle Island on Wednesday, November 13th from 6:30 – 10:30. This was, by far, one of the best organized events we have ever attended. It was easy to move around the floor and get to the food tastings. Plenty of delicious food to try. Lots of delightful attendees of all ages, from young professionals to experienced executives. If you are choosing your fundraisers to attend for 2020, we can highly recommend adding this one to your list.

FriendsGiving at The Sylvester 11/25/19

FriendsGiving at The Sylvester
Monday, 11/25/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Sylvester
3456 N. Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33141
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Cost: 45

Just in time for the holiday season, join the All Day Foundation celebrating its 4th annual Friendsgiving at The Sylvester. Some of the city’s best chefs, bar owners, and spirit brands will join efforts celebrating Caroline Strauss’s All Day Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the children in our communities by raising awareness through the food and beverage industry.

Live music will complete the evening as friends gather for a special cause, see you there!

Join us after our celebration at 10pm at The Sylvester for an after party with a bar takeover by the team at Better Days!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Christmas 2019 Tree Lot Grand Opening 11/25/19

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Christmas 2019 Tree Lot Grand Opening
Monday, 11/25/2019 – 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Hank Kline Club
2805 SW 32nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost: Free to attend

‘Tis the season to give back! For more than 38 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been selling Christmas trees and wreaths to help bring holiday cheer into South Florida homes. This year the tradition continues at the Hank Kline Club tree lot.

The trees, gorgeous Fraser firs, hand-selected in North Carolina by Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s President Alex Rodriguez-Roig, stand 5-feet to 14-feet tall with a starting price of $55. Plain and hand-decorated wreaths are also available starting at $35.

Proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs, including after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts and crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs, for area children who need them the most.

To kick off the 2019 holiday season, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will host a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony at the Hank Kline Club tree lot on Monday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. Miami dignitaries, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade board members and representatives and Santa Claus himself will attend to celebrate a holly jolly holiday season.

The 29th Annual City of Miami Golf Classic 12/6/19

The 29th Annual City of Miami Golf Classic
Friday, 12/06/2019 – 10:30 am – 05:00 pm
International Links Miami Melreese Country Club
1802 NW 37th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33125
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The 29th Annual City of Miami Golf Classic benefits the Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center and aims to raise awareness and support for individuals with disabilities. Hosted by The First Tee of Miami, the event includes a golf tournament, lunch, raffle, silent auction and awards ceremony.

This year, the fundraising goal for the 29th Annual Golf Classic is to raise money to provide scholarships for individuals with disabilities to attend specialized programs at the Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s 13th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style Presented by Signature Grand 12/5/19

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s 13th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style Presented by Signature Grand
Thursday, 12/05/2019 – 12/05/2019 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Tickets are $85 per person and are available for purchase at https://www.blacktie-southflorida.com/online_sales/rsvp_ticket_purchasebt.cfm?rsvpid=11015.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s 13th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style Presented by Signature Grand is an annual tradition featuring 12 community and business leaders, each representing 12 respected nonprofit organizations.

The signature event, which is happening on Thursday, December 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., will include gourmet selections from local leading restaurants, an open bar and live entertainment. The highlight of the evening will be the fashion runway show that will feature the Men of Style honorees wearing the season’s top trending styles from Macy’s, Dillard’s and Neiman Marcus.

Tickets are $85 per person and are available for purchase at https://www.blacktie-southflorida.com/online_sales/rsvp_ticket_purchasebt.cfm?rsvpid=11015. Included is an open bar, culinary delights and complimentary valet parking. The $150 VIP level is sold out.

For more information, visit at https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/men-of-style-2019/ or call (954) 564-1036.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Kicks Off its 100th Anniversary Celebration with Holiday Magic Soirée 12/6/19

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Kicks Off its 100th Anniversary Celebration with Holiday Magic Soirée
Friday, 12/06/2019 – 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Bonnet House
900 North Birch Road,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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The enchantment of the holidays is bringing many celebrations to Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, including the kick-off of the storied home and estate’s 100th anniversary. The Friday, Dec. 6 Holiday Magic Soirée, the official 100th anniversary kick-off event, will be followed by a special Holiday Magic Week of events to continue the celebration.

The Dec. 6 Holiday Magic Soiree, a fully catered affair by A Alexander Event Catering, will kick off the centennial celebration in style with live entertainment by electric violinist Jared Burnett and electric harpist Deanna Defrancesco. A full bar, holiday music and plenty of festive décor will welcome guests. Designer-decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces will adorn Bonnet House during the event, and will be on sale throughout the week.

The Holiday Magic Soirée will take place from 6:30–9:30 p.m. A VIP reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and include an early viewing of the trees, wreaths and centerpieces displayed throughout the house, along with a fully catered champagne reception in the citrus courtyard, and 100th anniversary commemorative holiday ornament. The cost per person for the Soirée is $75; the cost for the Soirée and VIP Reception is $100 per person. The 2018 event hosted a sellout crowd of 500 people. For sponsorship information, email darlastanton@bonnethouse.org.

Bonnet House’s 100th Anniversary campaign will launch on Nov. 12. During this campaign, those who donate $1,000 to Bonnet House will receive two tickets to the Centennial Soirée presented by The Haller Foundation on April 25, 2020. The Soirée will include live art, performances, unique photo moments, cocktails, dinner and more.

About the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens:
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Bonnet House, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3, whose mission is to preserve this unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the Museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic and environmental legacy. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 and is open for tours Tuesday–Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a partner of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District’s Consortium, a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations in Fort Lauderdale with the express mission of promoting cultural tourism in South Florida.

Surfrider Beach House 11/15/19

Surfrider Beach House
Sunday, 11/15/2019 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Nikki Beach
1 Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $95

The Surfrider Foundation Miami invites you to join us on Friday, November 15th as we transform Nikki Beach into the Surfrider Beach House–a live interactive wonderland, full of immersive performances that highlight and celebrate our local Champions of Surf and Sand.

The Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots non-profit environmental organization that works to protect the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, to raise awareness on the need for better beach water quality and monitoring efforts in South Florida.

Tickets are $95 and include access to an open bar, decadent bites and desserts, a video art installation by MokiBaby, and live sounds by Lance-O (Kulcha Shok) and DJ Santiago Caballero. All proceeds will benefit our water quality testing sites and frequency expansion for the Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) program. BWTF provides local water quality information to beachgoers on where it’s safe to swim, surf and play along the coastline.

This is a rain or shine event. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/surfrider-beach-house-tickets-76180290299.

2019 Fort Lauderdale Kidney Walk Hosted by Alonzo Mourning and The National Kidney Foundation of Florida 11/23/19

2019 Fort Lauderdale Kidney Walk Hosted by Alonzo Mourning and The National Kidney Foundation of Florida
Saturday, 11/23/2019 – 08:00 am –
Plantation Central Park
9151 NW 2nd Street,
Plantation, Florida 33324
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On Saturday, 11/23, The National Kidney Foundation of Florida and Miami Heat legend and NBA Hall of Famer, Alonzo Mourning and the Mourning Family Foundation (MFF), will host the 2019 Fort Lauderdale Kidney Walk, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness of kidney disease and funds to support lifesaving programs for patients, their families, and those at risk.   
The “free” walk will take place at Plantation Central Park, located at 9151 NW 2nd Street, Plantation, FL 33324. The route is a beautiful setting around an expansive lake with a large fountain. Those who participate can also enjoy all of the park’s amenities.
The 2019 Fort Lauderdale Kidney Walk fundraising goal is to reach more than $40,000! To become a corporate sponsor or a team captain, contact Barbara Chatman at 954-947-4033 or bchatman@kidneyfla.org. Visit www.kidneywalk.org for more information.

Receive 25 percent discount on daytime park tickets to Jungle Island with Donation to Lotus House 11/9/19

Receive 25 percent discount on daytime park tickets to Jungle Island with Donation to Lotus House
Saturday, 11/09/2019 – 11/26/2019 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: 25% discount on daytime tickets

As part of its ongoing commitment to give back to the Greater Miami community, Jungle Island has partnered with the Lotus House on the launch of the nonprofit organization’s new “Kids for Kids” drive by collecting non-perishable food items from November 1-26, 2019. For every donation made, park guests will receive a 25% discount on daytime tickets to South Florida’s popular eco-adventure attraction. Drop-offs can be made daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jungle Island, located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. www.jungleisland.com / 305-400-7000

Ice Cream We Love 1/11/20,1/12/20

Ice Cream We Love
Saturday, 01/11/2020 – 01/12/2020 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Avenue,
Bal Barbour, Florida 33154
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Cost: $45

Jackson Health Foundation, South Florida’s charity of choice, has partnered with Bal Harbour Shops to host Ice Cream We Love, a fun-filled weekend featuring a curated lineup of delicious ice cream vendors from around the U.S., to benefit Holtz Children’s Hospital, one of the largest children’s hospitals in the southeast United States.

CEMEX 5K Quarry Quest 12/7/19

CEMEX 5K Quarry Quest
Saturday, 12/07/2019 – 12/07/2019 07:30 am – 10:00 am
FEC Quarry
13292 NW 118th Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33178
RSVP / Register
Cost: $30, $35 after November 11, 2019

CEMEX USA’s 5K Quarry Quest returns for its second year, giving participants of all ages an opportunity to race through a limestone quarry and see the machinery that makes it run, including haul trucks, loaders and draglines.

Proceeds from the event will support Special Olympics – Miami-Dade, the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities.

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Seventh Annual Community Ambassadors Breakfast & Runway Show 11/8/19

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Seventh Annual Community Ambassadors Breakfast & Runway Show
Friday, 11/08/2019 – 07:30 am – 09:00 am
The Salvation Army of Broward Community Center
100 SW 9th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: Free with RSVP

Local political, business, community and sports leaders will show-off their passion for fashion and philanthropy during The Salvation Army of Broward County’s seventh annual Community Ambassadors Breakfast “friend”raiser and fashion show on Friday, November 8, at 7:30 a.m. at the nonprofit organization’s headquarters at 100 SW 9th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. This year’s “runway” models sporting fashionable finds from The Salvation Army of Broward Thrift Stores include City of Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Ben Sorensen, his wife Anna, and their two children, Artist George Gadson, Traci Miller, senior vice president of business development for Miller Construction and Valerie Vegliote, community volunteer and beauty consultant. The Florida Panthers will also be honored with this year’s Ginny Miller Community Ambassador Award for their immeasurable support of The Salvation Army’s disaster assistance and holiday programs.

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Community Ambassadors serve as advocates for the charitable organization. Ambassadors are the first to know about disaster recovery efforts and how to assist vulnerable populations within Broward County and beyond. There are no required membership fees, meetings or committees. Volunteer applicants need only have a willingness to help impact the lives of disadvantaged families and a dedication to making Broward County the best place to live for our citizens.

Admission to the breakfast is complimentary, however, RSVPs are required by calling (954) 712- 2431 or emailing Alyse.Gossman@uss.salvationarmy.org.

31st Annual Festival of Chefs 11/13/19

31st Annual Festival of Chefs
Wednesday, 11/13/2019 – 06:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: 125.00

Join event Chef Chair, José Mendin of Food Comma Hospitality Group, Fernando Desa, Executive Chef of Goya Foods, and a stellar lineup of chefs from more than 30 of the area’s most prominent restaurants, fine wine and spirits, local award-winning desserts, silent auction, entertainment and more! All for a great cause!

The annual event benefits the Easterseals South Florida Culinary Arts High School, a vocational training program for students with autism and other disabilities between the ages of 14 and 22. At Festival of Chefs, Easterseals culinary students showcase their abilities with a signature dish and incredible hospitality.

Mistletoe & Martinis 12/13/19

Mistletoe & Martinis
Friday, 12/13/2019 – 12/13/2019 07:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Deering Estate
16701 SW 72nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33308
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Cost: $100 for members, $125 for non-members

MISTLETOE & MARTINIS

Kick off the holiday season with Mistletoe & Martinis, a joyful evening of holiday cheer at the Deering Estate. The estate will come alive with the sights, sounds and libations of the holiday season, as guests enjoy festive music, flavorful martinis .and lavish hors d’oeuvres and desserts from some of South Florida’s finest restaurants and caterers.

Mix and mingle while strolling through the historic homes and magnificent grounds transformed into a wondrous Festival of Trees, gloriously lit up and fully adorned for the holidays. All proceeds benefit The Deering Estate Foundation, raising awareness and supporting programming for community, conservation, and culture.

The event takes place on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Avenue, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157. Tickets are $100 for members and $125 for non-members. Purchase tickets at https://deeringestate.org/event/mistletoe-martinis/, or by calling (305) 235-1668, ext. 263.

Fifth Annual Golf Tournament and Second Annual Party For a Purpose Benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® 11/8/19

Fifth Annual Golf Tournament and Second Annual Party For a Purpose Benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
Friday, 11/08/2019 – 01:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Trump National Doral
4400 NW 87th Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33178
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Cost: $45 for party; $295 for golf

Leading into the season of thanks and giving, Trump® National Doral Miami welcomes the public, club members and resort guests to join its annual golf tournament and second annual Party for a Purpose on Friday, November 8. All proceeds from the daylong festivities will benefit the resort’s longtime philanthropic partner St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

Golf “Fore” A Cause
Taking place on the legendary Blue Monster, the tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Complimentary on-course lunch, open bar, valet parking, tee gifts and a post-event awards ceremony and dinner are included in the registration fee of $295 per person or $1,100 per foursome. Corporate, golf and platinum sponsorships are available. To register, please contact Danielle Arrizurieta at darrizurieta@trumphotels.com or call 305.591.6615.

Party for a Purpose
The public, resort guests, club members and tournament participants are invited to mix and mingle in the resort clubhouse from 7 to 11 p.m. The evening will feature complimentary light bites from Doral’s top culinary talent, a four-hour open bar, a DJ, dancing, raffles, games and a silent auction. Participants will have the opportunity to bid on a wide variety of items including vacation packages, dining certificates, autographed sports memorabilia and more. Entry is $45 per person (adults ages 21 and older only). For more details and reservations contact doral.catering@trumphotels.com or call 305.717.6300.

To make it a ‘staycation’ weekend, Florida residents can take advantage of exclusive room rates starting from $195 per night. For room reservations, please call 305-717-6350 or visit http://www.trumpnationaldoral.com. 

Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns to Shops at Merrick Park with More Holiday Magic and Majesty 11/21/19

Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns to Shops at Merrick Park with More Holiday Magic and Majesty
Thursday, 11/21/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

Shops at Merrick Park will present its 16th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa’s Arrival, sponsored by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, on Thursday, November 21, at 6 p.m. One of the largest tree lighting ceremonies and holiday celebrations in South Florida, the event will include the 50’ tree-lighting, live entertainment, interactive activities, retailer pop-up stations and the highly anticipated appearance by Santa Claus.

The popular event is centered around a majestic 50-foot tree adorned with 55,000 colorful twinkling bulbs. Shops at Merrick Park will transform into a winter wonderland with live performances by the Miami Royal Ballet, Coral Gables High School Choir & Band and Miami Senior High School Marching Band plus greetings from holiday characters, giveaways and more. Shops at Merrick Park retailers will pop-up throughout the garden with special promotions and gifts.

One of the event highlights is Santa’s grand arrival down San Lorenzo Avenue on the Coral Gables Fire Department’s fire truck. Master of Ceremonies Belkys Nerey, award-winning co-anchor of WSVN Channel 7 News, Coral Gables Mayor Raúl Valdés-Fauli a/nd Nicklaus Children’s Health System Interim President and CEO Matthew Love, will flip the magical switch to illuminate the tree, signaling the official start of the holiday shopping season. Shoppers can view and pose with the holiday tree through early January 2020.

In addition, there will be an interactive coloring station compliments of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Adrienne Arsht Center December 3 – 8. For more show information, please visit www.charlieonbroadway.com.

Attendees are encouraged to bring unwrapped toys for children in care of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Toy contributors and others can enter to win a variety of exciting prizes from Shops at Merrick Park plus tickets to a performance of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, please call (305) 529-1215, visit us online at www.shopsatmerrickpark.com or follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark.

Twelfth Annual Corporate Luncheon 10/23/19

Twelfth Annual Corporate Luncheon
Wednesday, 10/23/2019 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Visit site for details.

Join hundreds of South Florida’s most influential business leaders for Pérez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) Annual Corporate Luncheon. This year, we are celebrating the convergence of art + technology.

To learn more about becoming a sponsor of this prominent event, please contact PAMM Director of Corporate Relations Jaime Bayo.

Photo credits: Manny Hernandez/MannyofMiami

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami’s ‘The BIG Open’ Golf and Tennis Tournament Comes to Key Biscayne 12/6/19

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami’s ‘The BIG Open’ Golf and Tennis Tournament Comes to Key Biscayne
Friday, 12/06/2019 – 08:00 am –
Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne
6700 Crandon Boulevard,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: Individual Golf Player: $1,500; Eva Gorson Ladies Doubles Tennis Classic: Sold Out
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami’s ‘The BIG Open’ Golf and Tennis Tournament features the second annual, sold-out Eva Gorson Ladies Doubles Tennis Classic, sponsored by Matt & Eva Gorson, as well as a Golf Tournament made up of foursome teams. Proceeds will be dedicated to supporting Littles mentored through programs organized by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami.

At the conclusion of the tournament, all golfers and tennis players will receive a seat at a catered lunch with an awards reception to follow at Fairways on the Key at Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne.

Moksha Indian Brasserie “Dine & Give” Charity Night to Benefit Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus 10/29/19

Moksha Indian Brasserie “Dine & Give” Charity Night to Benefit Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus
Tuesday, 10/29/2019 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Moksha Indian Brasserie
2823 E Oakland Park Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306
RSVP / Register
Cost: Dishes are $30 and under

Moksha Indian Brasserie, a new Indian restaurant offering a contemporary dining experience in east Fort Lauderdale will host its third and final “Dine & Give” night as a part of its grand opening celebrations. Moksha will support the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus by donating 40 percent of its evening dining proceeds on Tuesday, October 29, from 5 to 10 p.m.

The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus has a vision to build community through quality musical performances and civic engagement that promotes a world that accepts and values diversity. For over 30 years, the chorus has relied on the generosity of individuals and businesses, along with ticket sales, to perform in great concert halls and theaters, present guest artists and choruses, serve the community, tour to new places and support the volunteer members.

The 85-seat indoor restaurant features an extensive menu catering to meat, seafood and vegetarian preferences. Food lovers will delight in small and large plates, soups, salads, live fire specialties, breads and unique fruit and floral essence-infused beverages and desserts. Diners will enjoy their culinary experience in an intimate setting with modern glam eclectic influences.

The restaurant’s signature specialties include Lassoni Gobi, Old Delhi Butter Chicken, Zaffron Lobster and the Moksha Feast. Even non-alcoholic beverages and desserts are a celebration of flavors, from the Kokum Sherbat drink to the Gulab Jamoon dessert.

Moksha Indian Brasserie launched its “Dine & Give” initiative on September 24 with a benefit for Leadership Broward. It’s second installment is slated to benefit the Slow Burn Theatre Company on October 15. This final “Dine & Give” night to enjoy Moksha’s progressive menu featuring close to 70 South Asian selections comprised of traditional flavors with unexpected twists, will complete the restaurant’s charitable grand opening activities.

Moksha Indian Brasserie is open Monday through Sunday, daily, for lunch and dinner. Reservations for Moksha Indian Brasserie can be made by calling (954) 314-7349 or by visiting https://www.opentable.com/r/moksha-indian-brasserie-fort-lauderdale.

Neiman Marcus at The Galleria to host the Kick-Off For ArtStroll 11/6/19

Neiman Marcus at The Galleria to host the Kick-Off For ArtStroll
Wednesday, 11/06/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Mermaid Bar at Neiman Marcus
2442 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Tickets are $40

Art enthusiasts and supporters are invited to Neiman Marcus on Wednesday, November 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. to kick off the inaugural “ArtStroll” exhibition at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. Guests will enjoy a contemporary atmosphere with a variety of fresh and creative tastings, paired with wine and spirits while perusing art for sale benefiting Funding Arts Broward.

Attendees will enjoy shopping and music, plus champagne, wine and delicious bites compliments of Blue Martini, Truluck’s and The Mermaid Bar at Neiman Marcus. Select artists participating in ArtStroll will donate artworks for sale to benefit Funding Arts Broward.

Funding Arts Broward, (FAB!) is a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County. FAB!’s mission is to enrich the local arts community by funding Broward County-based visual and performing arts organizations. Since its inception in 2003, the organization has granted more than $3.3 million to local visual and performing arts programming.

Tickets can be purchased for $40 per person at www.galleriamall-fl.com. Complimentary valet parking is included. Artists can participate in The Galleria’s ArtStroll by completing an Artist Entry Form at https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/art-stroll/.

Byblos Miami Partners with Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co. to Host Benefit Dinner for ‘No Kid Hungry’ 10/27/19

Byblos Miami Partners with Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co. to Host Benefit Dinner for ‘No Kid Hungry’
Sunday, 10/27/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Byblos
1545 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $75

Acclaimed Mediterranean hotspot, Byblos, is joining forces with the currently ranked #67 best bar in the world (cc: World’s 50 Best Bars List) Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co., to host a very special culinary & cocktail event to benefit the No Kid Hungry Foundation. On Sunday, October 27th, Byblos will host an exclusive ticketed charity dinner, where Sweet Liberty’s own head bartender, Fraser Hamilton, will be guest-bartending, slinging back hand-crafted cocktails for guests throughout the evening. From 7:00PM – 8:00PM, diners will be welcomed by a private cocktail reception and passed canapés, before indulging in Chef Abel Veulen’s carefully curated four-course menu, complemented by a specially-made cocktail pairing menu by Sweet Liberty. A percentage of proceeds will go to support the No Kid Hungry campaign’s work to end childhood hunger in America.

**Limited seats available. All guests MUST reserve their seat by calling 786-864-2990 or emailing info@byblosmiami.com. Ticket price is $75 ++ per person.

Miami City Ballet Hosts Annual Nutcracker Magic Children’s Soirée 12/15/19

Miami City Ballet Hosts Annual Nutcracker Magic Children’s Soirée
Sunday, 12/15/2019 – 10:00 am – 03:00 am
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Peacock Foundation Studio
1300 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $500 VIP Ticket (Adults & Children)

Miami City Ballet’s annual Nutcracker Magic Children’s Soirée returns for its fifth year with a “Visions of Sugarplums” theme, featuring a brunch reception sponsored by Centner Academy, followed by a VIP performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.

Proceeds from the event support MCB’s community engagement programs that serve more than 19,000 participants annually, including youth, seniors and historically underserved populations.

Brunch reception: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® performance: 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Intermission Reception at the Peacock Foundation Studio

VIP Tickets include:
• Complimentary valet parking
• Brunch table and prime seating
• Meet-and-greet with Nutcracker Magic cast characters
• Exclusive VIP performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®
• Intermission refreshments
• Backstage tour led by Miami City Ballet staff
• Swag bag for each child
• Nutcracker keepsake doll and signed ballet shoe

14th Annual Sallarulo’s Race for Champions 11/2/19

14th Annual Sallarulo’s Race for Champions
Saturday, 11/02/2019 – 11/02/2019 07:00 am – 11:00 am
NOVA Southeastern University
3301 College Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314
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Cost: $30

Our race will take place on the beautiful campus of Nova Southeastern University at the Davie Campus. Parking will be available at the parking garage located at SW 30th Street and Ray Ferrero Boulevard. Festivities will commence in the courtyard between the Carl DeSantis Building and the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center. Registration, check-in, and packet pick-up will open at 6:30am.
The 5K Run/Walk starts at 8:00 am & The Carnival of Champions Celebration will follow from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Sallarulo Race for Champions was founded on the belief that everyone deserves a chance and an opportunity to live a fulfulled life. Our race not only raises funds for Special Olympics but raises awareness. The race is a day of inclusion and acceptance where hundreds of community members, with and without challenges, run along side each other as equals.

Healthy Cooking Class at Brimstone Woodfire Grill 10/10/19

Healthy Cooking Class at Brimstone Woodfire Grill
Thursday, 10/10/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th Street,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
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Cost: $25.00

Join us at Brimstone for a lesson with Chef Julio on healthy cooking. A nutritionist will be available to give you tips and tricks on healthy eating! A portion of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Broward Walk.

Tickets are $25 and reservations must be made by calling the restaurant to reserve your spot. 954.430.2333

Full Menu:
Mediterranean Kale Salad
+Green Kale, Garbanzo beans, cucumbers, tomatoes Lemon Vinaigrette

Second Course
Bake Garlic Rosemary Skewers
+Rosemary Marinated Shrimp Skewers serve with Citrus Quinoa and poached asparagus

Third Course
Poached Pear
+Wine Poach Pear served with Ricotta Cheese and Maple Syrup

Adopt a Dog & Support the Humane Society of Greater Miami During “Bark & Sip” 11/7/19

Adopt a Dog & Support the Humane Society of Greater Miami During “Bark & Sip”
Thursday, 11/07/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: A $20 donation provides one complimentary refreshing Tito’s Vodka mixed drink and a delicious tapas and sushi buffet by Sawa Restaurant, plus a doggie dining menu for your dog compliments of Sawa. Other $10 donations can be made for additional drink tickets. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

Shops at Merrick Park’s “Bark & Sip” will offer a pet adoption expo, Tito’s Vodka photo booth and a showcase of pet-friendly products and services, plus Sawa Restaurant’s great food and Tito’s Vodka cocktails with donations benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

A pet-themed raffle for prizes such as a luxury dog bed, a weekend of pet sitting, and photography mini-sessions with your special pup will also support the Humane Society.

Representatives from the Humane Society will be on-site to showcase adoptable dogs and accept donations. Local businesses such as Art to Save Lives, City Pooch, Creating New Tails, DogExpressions, EquiPaws, Miami Pet Concierge and PetSmart will be showcasing available pet products and services at the event.

Art in the Garden “Bird Call” Exhibition on Display at Shops at Merrick Park 10/12/19

Art in the Garden “Bird Call” Exhibition on Display at Shops at Merrick Park
Saturday, 10/12/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
350 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33146
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Cost: $10 for adults and $8 for children

Shops at Merrick Park will be the perfect backdrop for a one-night only Art in the Garden installation entitled “Bird Call” which includes three-dimensional works curated by Ccucu Gall-Art on Saturday, October 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MECVEN, a non-profit museum for the endowments of the arts.

This exhibition will include artworks from a variety of top artists dedicated to inspiring change and awareness in Miami and around the world. The experience will include wine and food sampling.

Tickets are available at https://birdcall-artinthegarden.eventbrite.com/, priced at $10 for adults and $8 for children, including one drink and food samplings.

Ccucu Gall-Art, a Miami based art gallery, started operations in 2013. Since then, aiming to make a constructive contribution to the world by creating art exhibitions and installations with three-dimensional work to bring awareness on the preservation of Earth has led Ccucu to have magnified the art scene with pop-up art events throughout the city.

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, call (305) 529-0200, visit us online at www.shopsatmerrickpark.com or follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark.

Lexus of Pembroke Pines presents, the Breast Cancer Awareness Soirée 10/13/19

Lexus of Pembroke Pines presents, the Breast Cancer Awareness Soirée
Sunday, 10/13/2019 – 10/13/2019 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Lexus of Pembroke Pines
16150 Pines Blvd,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
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Cost: Free

Lexus of Pembroke Pines presents, the Breast Cancer Awareness Soirée, benefiting the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event.” Please join Craig Zinn and the Craig Zinn Automotive Group in the fight against breast cancer. Mix and mingle while supporting a worthy cause and enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We invite both men and women to wear a decorated bra and enter the “Breast Dressed” contest for a chance to win three top prizes. While you’re here, participate in the raffle, and join the CZAG Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Team (CLICK HERE) Dress code: Casual Chic, a splash of PINK if possible. If you have any questions, please call 954.443.2020, or to register for the event visit lexusofpembrokepines.com.

Moksha Indian Brasserie’s Second “Dine & Give” Charity Night on October 15 to Benefit Slow Burn Theatre Company 10/15/19

Moksha Indian Brasserie’s Second “Dine & Give” Charity Night on October 15 to Benefit Slow Burn Theatre Company
Tuesday, 10/15/2019 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Moksha Indian Brasserie
2823, E Oakland Park Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306
Website
Cost: Dishes are $30 and under

Moksha Indian Brasserie, a new Indian restaurant offering a contemporary dining experience in east Fort Lauderdale, is excited to host its second “Dine & Give” night as a part of its grand opening celebration. Moksha will support the Slow Burn Theatre Company by donating 40 percent of the evening’s dining proceeds on Tuesday, October 15, from 5 to 10 p.m.

Created in 2009, Slow Burn Theatre Company is a locally based professional theatre company with a mission of providing South Florida’s diverse population with opportunities to experience high quality, challenging, contemporary works of musical theatre through attendance, employment, and/or educational and community outreach programs. It’s 10th anniversary season starts during October 2019 with “Shrek: The Musical.”

The 85-seat indoor restaurant features an extensive menu catering to meat, seafood and vegetarian preferences. Food lovers will delight in small and large plates, soups, salads, live fire specialties, breads and unique fruit and floral essence-infused beverages and desserts. Diners will enjoy their culinary experience in an intimate setting with modern glam eclectic influences.

The restaurant’s signature specialties include Lassoni Gobi, Old Delhi Butter Chicken, Zaffron Lobster and the Moksha Feast. Even non-alcoholic beverages and desserts are a celebration of flavors from the Kokum Sherbat to the Gulab Jamoon.

Moksha Indian Brasserie launched its “Dine & Give” initiative on September 24 with a benefit for Leadership Broward. The third “Dine & Give” evening featuring Moksha’s progressive menu featuring close to 70 South Asian selections comprised of traditional flavors with unexpected twists, will be on Tuesday, October 29, to benefit Stonewall National Museum & Archives.

Moksha Indian Brasserie is open Monday through Sunday, daily, for lunch and dinner. Reservations for Moksha Indian Brasserie can be made by calling (954) 314-7349 or by visiting opentable.com.

Bahamas Relief and Recovery Fundraiser 10/11/19

Bahamas Relief and Recovery Fundraiser
Friday, 10/11/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Clevelander
1020 Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $25

Auxilium and Dr. Vanessa Brito, Commissioner Michael Gongora, State Representative Michael Greico, Miami Beach Democratic Club, The Clevelander, and Spam Allstars our proud to host the: Bahamas Relief & Recovery Fundraiser. Food and Drinks will be provided

Public is welcome to drop off supply donations

100% of Proceeds go to Victims of Hurricane Dorian, Third Wave Volunteers, and Auxilium.

$5 Raffle tickets sold at event, prizes include:
Clevelander One Night Stay
Clevelander Food & Beverage Credit
“Relief” Art Print – Alejandra Estefania

More Than Pink Walk 10/12/19


More Than Pink Walk
Saturday, 10/12/2019 – 07:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $15-$40

The 24th annual Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale MORE THAN PINK Walk™ takes place on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Bayfront Park from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The MORE THAN PINK Walk™ brings together an empowered community of hope to raise funds for breast cancer treatment, patient advocacy and lifesaving research.

Last year, Komen debuted the new name for the fundraiser (formerly known as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®) with an overwhelmingly positive response. More importantly, the local affiliate raised over $616,000 in 2018 for the fight against breast cancer including a portion of the funds supporting a financial treatment assistance program and a national research program for break through discoveries helping patients live longer lives.

The MORE THAN PINK Walk™ ensures that participants have a clear understanding of the value they provide in Susan G. Komen’s overall mission and how their fundraising makes an impact in our community.

This year, Bank of America is the national sponsor of the MORE THAN PINK Walk™. The premier research partner is Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and other sponsors include: Publix®, Kellogg’s Products®, South Florida Ford Dealers, Miami Cancer Institute, InterContinental at Doral Miami, CVS Pharmacy y Más, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, Team FootWorks, and Ryder®.

The walk day schedule is as follows:

6:30 AM Registration and t-shirt pick up
7:30 AM Sponsor Engagement Open
8:15 AM Procession of Hope
8:45 AM MORE THAN PINK Walk™ begins
10:00 AM Kids Dash and After Walk Celebration, Live band, dancers

Harvest Drive Florida Poker Tournament Sponsored by Freedland Harwin Valori, PL 10/10/19

Harvest Drive Florida Poker Tournament Sponsored by Freedland Harwin Valori, PL
Thursday, 10/10/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Carolina Ale House
2617 Weston Road,
Weston, Florida 33331
Website
Cost: $100 buy-in

The bets are on! As a continuation of its ongoing dedication to the local community, Fort Lauderdale-based Freedland Harwin Valori, PL, a consumer justice law firm, is serving as the Title Sponsor of the Harvest Drive Florida Poker Tournament at Carolina Ale House in Weston, Florida. The 27th annual event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 10. Each year, the event raises approximately $25,000 for Harvest Drive Florida, which provides food and other necessities including gently worn clothing and gently used household items to Broward County Public Schools’ families in need throughout the year.

At the event, guests will enjoy food, drinks, games, prizes and more. The third place prize will be a $500 American Express gift card, second place prize will be a 60” television and the grand prize is too great to reveal!

Michael Freedland, Esq., founding partner of Freedland Harwin Valori, PL and longtime Weston resident, is spearheading the sponsorship. He has been supporting Harvest Drive Florida for 13 years and his law firm has been sponsoring the Poker Tournament for 10 years.

The Harvest Drive, founded in August of 1992 at Country Isles Elementary School in Broward County, works to promote the concept of philanthropy to Broward County Public Schools students by educating them on the issue of hunger in the community and providing them the opportunity to give back.

Seventh Annual Salvation Army of Broward County Red Shield ReDesign Bash 10/11/19

Seventh Annual Salvation Army of Broward County Red Shield ReDesign Bash
Friday, 10/11/2019 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $100 general admission; $175 for VIP

The seventh annual Salvation Army of Broward County Red Shield ReDesign Bash, hosted by Jen Herrera of NBC 6’s ” 6 in the Mix,” will take place at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Friday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. It will showcase furniture and home accessories that are transformed into one-of-a-kind art pieces. Event attendees will have the opportunity to bid on their favorite redesigned and repurposed treasures during the evening of food, drinks and fun. Proceeds from the auction and event will support the many shelter, feeding, and case management programs at The Salvation Army of Broward County.

This year’s design host committee is headed up by Bea Pila of B Pila Designs, Alena Capra of Alena Capra Design, Traci Miller of Miller Construction, Janie Micek and John-Paul Micek of Restore 818 Designer Homes and Rony Sarmiento of Havertys Furniture. The 2019 People’s Choice will be determined by those in attendance.

The Salvation Army’s Red Shield ReDesign Bash event sponsors include Havertys Furniture, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Florida South, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, JM Family Enterprises, CA Catering, MSL CPAs & Advisors, AutoNation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Publix Supermarket Charities, Miller Construction Company, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, pwc, The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Family Foundation, Comcast, Gold Coast Magazine, The Media Lab, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Summit Marketing and Choose954.

Tickets for The Salvation Army of Broward County’s seventh annual Red Shield ReDesign Bash are $100 for general admission and $175 for VIP (includes priority seating and a pre-event cocktail reception) and are available at http://bit.ly/RedShieldReDesignBash2019. Admission is free for participating designers.

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) FAll Luncheon Featuring Martin Childers of Island City Stage 10/15/19

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) FAll Luncheon Featuring Martin Childers of Island City Stage
Tuesday, 10/15/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: $55 per person

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a nonprofit volunteer-based arts organization committed to supporting, sustaining and enriching the arts in Broward County, will present its Fall Luncheon on Tuesday, October 15, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom. The arts celebration will feature special guest speaker Martin Childers, managing director of Island City Stage, an organization creating quality theatrical experiences that focus on the LGBTQ community, but have a heart and soul that is truly universal. Live entertainment will be courtesy of the company’s talented performers.

Martin Childers has served as the managing director of the award-winning Island City Stage since 2016. During his brief tenure, he’s been instrumental in elevating the theatre group’s profile by adding more diverse and entertaining experiences including musicals to recent seasons. He’s sought out new works from local and national playwrights that positively impact the LGBT and general community including “Daniel’s Husband” from playwright Michael McKeever that had its world premiere at Island City Stage before moving to New York City. A former actor, Childers also served as the executive director of one of Kentucky’s longest-running professional theatres, the Jenny Wiley Theatre, for 15 years. Under his leadership, the theatre flourished with increased programming, staff and building expansions.

FAB! Fall Luncheon tickets are $55. To purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/FABFallLunch2019. To learn more about FAB! including how to become a member or support the arts, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

Pop of Pink Benefit Luncheon 10/1/19

Pop of Pink Benefit Luncheon
Tuesday, 10/01/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
InterContinental at Doral Miami
930 NW 131 Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33182
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Cost: $40

Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale – an affiliate of Susan G. Komen®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization – will host the ninth annual charity luncheon and auction, held in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

18th Annual For the Public Good Annual Fundraiser 11/14/19

18th Annual For the Public Good Annual Fundraiser
Thursday, 11/14/2019 – 06:00 pm –
The Signature Grand
6900 State Road 84,
Davie, Florida 33317
Website
Cost: $125 for the first 100 tickets; $150 thereafter; sponsorships available

The annual fundraiser will honor Howard Finkelstein, Broward County Public Defender, for his life-long commitment to ensuring equal access to justice and his career in public service. The evening will feature a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by the program with a seated dinner and live auction.

Proceeds benefit an estimated 20,000 low-income individuals and families annually by enabling Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida to continue to provide free civil legal representation, advice, and education.

Annual sponsors support Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida throughout the year. The 2019 annual sponsors include Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC; Broward County Bar Association; Florida Power & Light; Gunster; JM Family Enterprises, Inc.; Kelley Kronenberg, Attorneys at Law; Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP; Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow; Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk, Shutts & Bowen LLP; Valley National Bank; Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, PL.

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale and AutoNation Team Up to Support Breast Cancer Research Funding During October with a Rosé Garden Party 10/19/19

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale and AutoNation Team Up to Support Breast Cancer Research Funding During October with a Rosé Garden Party
Saturday, 10/19/2019 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale
2414 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: $15 online from September 2 through October 19, $20 at the door. $10 for additional raffle tickets.

An estimated one in eight U.S. women is expected to develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. While these statistics are alarming, individuals and organizations across the nation continue to do their part to fund vital research seeking a cure. This October, Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale is teaming up with AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer, to raise awareness for breast cancer as part of a month-long charitable drive, marked by a new signature event, the Rosé Garden Party on Saturday, October 19, from 8 to 11 p.m. at The Galleria Fort Lauderdale location. Proceeds from the ticketed event, which will feature live entertainment, drink specials and raffles, plus sales from specific drinks all month long, will benefit the Dolphins Cancer Challenge.

Throughout the month of October, Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale will donate $2 for every signature pink cocktail and $2 for every glass of Maison Belle Claire Rosé that is sold to the Dolphins Cancer Challenge. The Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) was founded in 2010 by the Miami Dolphins organization as the signature initiative of the Foundation’s health area. The DCC’s mission is to improve people’s lives through financial support for innovative cancer research at South Florida’s only academic-based cancer center – Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth — the University of Miami Health System. Since its inception, the DCC has raised more than $27.5 million, donating 100 percent of participant-raised funds to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. AutoNation is a proud sponsor of the event.

This month-long effort coincides with AutoNation’s partnership with The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. Starting October 1, two gigantic pink reindeer will be prominently displayed throughout the entire month on the exterior of the mall to signify National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A pink themed vehicle will be displayed with the reindeer. This partnership underscores AutoNation’s commitment to driving out cancer. Through its DRV PNK Intiative, the company has raised more than $20 million for cancer research and treatment, placing its iconic pink plates on every vehicle it sells and services from coast to coast.

The month-long fundraiser will be marked by the Rosé Garden Party, a festive soiree featuring signature sips and culinary treats, plus raffles for designer giveaways and spa packages from sought-after brands and premier experiences.

Admission for this ticketed event includes entrance, a glass of Rosé or a signature Pink drink and a raffle ticket. Tickets are available to be purchased online for $15 from September 2 through October 19 at www.rosegardenpartyftl.eventbrite.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door for $20. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 each. Fifty percent of proceeds from the pre-sold online tickets and 100% of proceeds from the raffle tickets will be donated to the Dolphins Cancer Challenge.

For bottle service and table reservations, please call (954) 529-4605. For more event information, visit https://fortlauderdale.bluemartini.com/ .

The InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball 11/2/19

The InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball
Saturday, 11/02/2019 – 11:00 pm – 03:00 am
The InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball
100 chopin plaza Downtown Miami,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost:

The InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on Saturday, November 2, 2019 with the most monumental celebration yet!

To Purchase Your Discounted Tickets Please Click On Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intercontinental-miami-make-a-wish-nightclub-2019-tickets-71544061213?discount=AP22

In the last 24 years, the Ball has raised an impressive $26 million, granting more than 5,200 life-changing wishes, becoming one of Miami’s biggest charity and society events of all times.

The Ball’s 25th year will feature Masterpiece as its theme.
Celebrity emcee, actress and filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar returns for the 9th year.
Loosely inspired by hit series Game of Thrones, this spectacular event concept will welcome guests into an epic journey in a fantastical realm of the cultural arts broken down into ten noble houses:

House Queen and House Ziggy Stardust (music); House Valentino and House Westwood (fashion); House Casablanca and House Fellini (film);
House Fosse and House Ailey (dance);
and House Basquiat and House Carvaggio (art).

One house will win the Code of The Oculus.

Let the games begin!

For table purchase, Please PM directly

Imagine Miami Luncheon 11/6/19

Imagine Miami Luncheon
Wednesday, 11/06/2019 – 11/06/2019 11:30 am – 02:00 pm
Estatorio Milos
730 1st Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $150 – $180

On November 6th, join us for Imagine Miami – our luxurious annual luncheon where we honor a community changemaker, and raise funds to empower every Miamian to thrive.

Meet us at 11:30 a.m. for exquisite cocktails, networking, and a wine wall hour sure to impress. Then, at 12:30 p.m., we’ll kick off our program with a delicious lunch from Estatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis, recognized as one of the finest Mediterranean seafood restaurants in the world. The beautiful high ceilings with exposed wood beams and walls of wine and books will play backdrop as we honor our keynote speaker and 2019 Community Catalyst Award recipient, Bill Duquette, the new CEO of South Miami Hospital.

Catalyst Miami’s mission is to identify and collectively solve issues adversely affecting low-wealth communities throughout Miami-Dade County. Our programs empower residents to be healthy and financially secure; to recognize their leadership potential; and to become an active voice among local organizations and networks working together, across sectors, to promote community well-being. From guiding residents to access free programs and services, to providing free leadership and advocacy training courses, we are striving toward a Miami where a path to prosperity is accessible to everyone. Learn more at www.catalystmiami.org.

This event is sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Baptist Health South Florida, Northern Trust, BAC Florida Bank, Medina Family Foundation, BankUnited, Cole, Scott & Kissane, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Capital One, Miami Medical Consultants, Kaufman Rossin, Dr. Loretta, and Wells Fargo.

http://bit.ly/ImagineMiami

Eat Your Heart Out Annual Food and Fun-raiser to benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County 10/3/19

Eat Your Heart Out Annual Food and Fun-raiser to benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County
Thursday, 10/03/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Galleria Fort Lauderdale
2414 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: $100

Presented by Lago Mar, the “Eat Your Heart Out” event benefitting Heart Gallery of Broward County is returning to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, October 3, at 6 p.m. With a record breaking nearly 30 participating restaurants, this is Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun” raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations, celebrity servers, live entertainment and a silent auction.

Attendees at “Eat Your Heart Out” will be treated to a dazzling array of epicurean bites and refreshing beverages from a variety of popular restaurants including Andy’s Live Fire Grill, Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar and Tapas, Blue Martini, Bob Roth’s Grove, Bravo Peruvian Cuisine, BrownBag Popcorn Co., Canyon, Café Maxx, Café Seville, Café Vico, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Culinary Republic, Fitlife Foods, Godiva Chocolatier, Il Mulino, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Moksha Indian Brasserie, Myapapaya, Ocean 2000, Phat Boy Sushi & Kitchen, Riverside Market and Café, Seasons 52, Serafina, Sweeter Days, Tarpon River Brewing, Taverna Opa, The Capital Grille, The Mermaid Bar – Neiman Marcus, and Truluck’s.

A respected roster of celebrity guest servers will spice up the event as they show their support for Heart Gallery and share tasty samples from participating restaurants. Servers include Austin Bergman, Robert Boo, Carolyn Burns, Gale Butler, Traci Cloyd, Mark Corbett, David Diaz, Heiko Dobrikow, Joe Feinberg, Ina Lee, Justin Nepola and Karen Prescod.

A silent auction will include great trips, dining opportunities and exciting experiences. A live art demonstration by artist Yankiel Mompeller will be available, courtesy of ArtBeat Galleries. Also, an exclusive raffle will offer two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue and a two night stay for two at the Westin Grand Hotel NYC with daily breakfast which are $50 per ticket. These can be purchased in advance at blacktie-southflorida.com or at the event. A winner will be announced during the event on October 3 (certain restrictions apply).

Heart Gallery of Broward County launched in 2007 as a traveling photography exhibit of foster children who were waiting to be permanently adopted and has evolved to work closely with ChildNet and local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. Now in its 6th year, this event, the largest and most successful fundraiser that the organization hosts, benefits not only the children, family and partner organizations it serves, but the whole community.

Tickets are $100 per person and include complimentary valet parking. For tickets, visit blacktie-southflorida.com. For sponsor opportunities or more details, call (954) 918-3008 or email info@heartgalleryofbroward.org.

Celebrity Designer Gustavo Cadile To Headline 6th Annual Catwalk For Charity 9/22/19

Celebrity Designer Gustavo Cadile To Headline 6th Annual Catwalk For Charity
Sunday, 09/22/2019 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Blvd Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: VIP Cocktail reception tickets are $300. General tickets are $250

Catwalk for Charity, the year’s most anticipated fashion fundraiser in South Florida returns for its sixth consecutive year! This prestigious annual event which boasts more than 400 of top designers, celebrities, tastemakers and philanthropists will take place on Sunday September 22nd, 2019 at the JW Marquis in Miami, FL. The event is hosted by Angels for Humanity, a Florida-based nonprofit organization, and benefits impoverished children in Haiti without access to quality education, medical, dental and vision care. This year’s Fashion Show will feature Go-To Celebrity Designer Gustavo Cadile, personal designer to celebrities including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Eva Longoria, Reese Witherspoon, Garcelle Beauvais and Kim Kardashian. Returning hosts will be Three-Time Emmy Award Winning News Anchor, Calvin Hughes and Celebrity Actress and Producer Garcelle Beauvais. The Fashion Show Fundraiser will commence with a half-hour exclusive Red Carpet VIP reception, which will provide first access to the highly anticipated silent auction and cocktails portion of the event, as well as front row seats at the fashion show.

Heroes of the City 10th Anniversary Celebration Weekend: Over The Edge 10/19/2019

Heroes of the City 10th Anniversary Celebration Weekend: Over The Edge
Saturday, 10/19/2019 – 08:00 am – 03:00 pm
JW Marriott Marquis Miami Downtown
255 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33131
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“Over The Edge” is an opportunity for a participant to change the lives of children and families in Liberty City by rappelling down the side of the JW Marriott Marquis Miami Downtown. The participant will rappel from the 19th floor of the JW Marriott all the way to the heroes welcome at the ground level. A Go Pro options will be available to record your once in a lifetime adventure. It is going down on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 8 AM – 3 PM.

Heroes of the City 10th Anniversary Extravaganza & Benefit Concert 10/20/2019

Heroes of the City 10th Anniversary Extravaganza & Benefit Concert
Sunday, 10/20/2019 – 05:30 pm – 09:00 pm
JW Mariott Marquis
255 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami,, Florida 33131
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The MCI 10th Anniversary ‘Heroes of the City ’ Extravaganza is a night of fantasy and fun, while recognizing pillars of our community. Some of the areas of recognition will be philanthropy, community service, education, performing arts, and other vital areas. The event will be a pleasurable mix of community recognition, visual fantasy, networking opportunities including a live benefit concert taking place on Sunday, October 20th, 2019.

WBHI B-Fore-Pink Breast Cancer Golf Tournament 10/4/19

WBHI B-Fore-Pink Breast Cancer Golf Tournament
Friday, 10/04/2019 – 10:30 am – 06:30 pm
Shula's Golf Club
7601 Miami Lakes Drive,
Hialeah, Florida 33014
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Cost: Golf Tournament: USD 250.0, Putting Around : USD 75.0

Benefiting The Women’s Breast and Heart Initiative, funds raised through this event will help save and change lives by ensuring that at-risk women in our community receive breast health education at their homes and mammograms in their neighborhoods for prevention and early detection.

Women who Rock Hurricane Dorian Relief Concert 9/21/19

Women who Rock Hurricane Dorian Relief Concert
Saturday, 09/21/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Zen Mystery
56 N Federal Hwy,
Dania Beach, Florida 33004
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Cost: Free

A musical benefit to help our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas!

7 PM Sharp! Wine & Appetizer reception.
*Proceeds to go to ‘Third Wave Volunteers’ who are one of the first responders already in the region​

Music Lineup:
7:30 Lisanne Cattoretti and Jackie Diamond
8:00 Karen Feldner
8:45 Wagner, Hand and Pflug
9:30 Mandy Mary Lane
10:20 The Velvet Curtains

Bring medical supplies or food items on this day, see listing of needs inside our FB event link, or donate to the link (inside) every little bit helps!
#BahamasStrong #ThirdWaveVolunteers