ArgenTenors Live in Concert 2/11/19

ArgenTenors Live in Concert
Monday, 02/11/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus
20350 NE 26th Avenue,
N. Miami Beach, Florida 33180
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Cost: Under 18 Free, tickets $18-72

This is a concert including a variety of musical genres — Latin, Opera, Cantorial, Broadway, Humor and more — performed by four cantors (synagogue clergy member responsible for music) all originally from Argentina now living in the U.S. and one in Mexico. Higher priced tickets include a dessert reception after the concert with the performers. Proceeds are designated for youth scholarships.

Conrad Giving Tree 12/5/18

Conrad Giving Tree
Wednesday, 12/05/2018 – 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
551 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

Join us for the unveiling of our Giving Tree, benefitting the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health.

From December 5 – 26, the Giving Tree will be located in Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach’s library. Guests and Local Residents will be able to purchase a $15 Foundation ornament to hang on the Giving Tree; 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Hospital.

On December 5 at 5pm, the Broward Health Foundation and Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach will officially unveil the tree, marking the season of giving. All attendees will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of champagne, and a portion of the proceeds from Atlas Cocktail Lounge will be donated to the hospital, as well.

Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach is honored to partner with the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital, whose family-centered care for newborns, neonates, children and youth is bar none.

Ice Cream We Love 1/12/19

Ice Cream We Love
Saturday, 01/12/2019 – 01/13/2019 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33154
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Cost: $15.00

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.

Ice Cream We Love honors the legacy and philanthropy of Stanley Whitman, the founder of Bal Harbour Shops, whose favorite dessert was ice cream. Mr. Whitman is a longtime supporter of Holtz Children’s Hospital and his generosity has helped to save the lives of children throughout South Florida. In 2018, the event’s inaugural year, over 700 people attended over the two-day weekend, to support Holtz Children’s Hospital. Get the scoop and join us in 2019 to make miracles happen for patients at Holtz Children’s Hospital.

An Empowered You “Sneaker Ball” 12/2/18

An Empowered You “Sneaker Ball”
Sunday, 12/02/2018 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort
16701 Collins Avenue,
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160
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Cost: USD 5.0 – USD 50.0

An Empowered You is a non-profit organization that inspires men and women from all different walks of life to evolve and to grow in life and business. We aim to motivate people and reinvigorate their passions for the things they have always dreamed of achieving. From job placement to consulting, coaching and much more.

Our annual ball is here and this years theme is a Sneaker Ball. Guests get to wear their best gowns and suits with a pair of sneakers. The evening is designed to bring together friends and colleagues, corporate leaders, mentoring providers, foundation executives, government officials and the general public, all who share a passion for mentoring and uplifting others.

Confirmed speakers so far are Super Bowl Champion Bryant McKinnie and Shelah Marie, who is the Founder of Curvy, Curly and Conscious. Creative queen Sarah Akiba who is the founder of AWOM Lab, Foundation + one more to be announced. Wanda Tima of L’Union Suite, John Owens of K and L Gates, LLP, and Media Personality Bertram Gillings will be moderating the Q and A sessions. Fashion showcases by top premium brand Puma and emerging designers plus live performances by Jazlynn Q, Dancers Gallery and more to be announced. Non-stop talent ranging from fashion, beauty, influence, arts, and music.
The ballroom will captivate your attention from the beginning to the end. Hand selected vendors in the “An Empowered You” lounge inside Kitchen 305. Fashion showcases by top premium brand Puma and emerging designers plus Art showcases by Ava Mae and Camo Customz. Hors-d’oeuvres and an array of desserts to be served + raffles, contests, and giveaways through the night.

FAQs

I can’t make it to the event. How do I donate to this amazing cause?
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/donate-to-help-single-mothers-have-a-christmas-tickets-52911795605

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email: hello@anempoweredyou.com

Mistletoe & Martinis 12/14/18

Mistletoe & Martinis
Friday, 12/14/2018 – 07:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Deering Estate
16701 SW 72nd. Ave.,
Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157
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Cost: $75 – $100

MISTLETOE & MARTINIS

Kick off the holiday season with Mistletoe & Martinis, a joyful evening of holiday cheer to benefit the Deering Estate Foundation. 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.

The event takes place on Friday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Avenue, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157. Tickets are $75 for members and $100 for non-members. Purchase tickets at www.deeringestate.org/mistletoe-martinis/, or by calling (305) 235-1668, ext. 263.

All proceeds benefit the Deering Estate Foundation, to be used for environmental education, preservation and programming.

Lips Game Night & Holiday Spectacular Benefiting the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus 12/4/18

Lips Game Night & Holiday Spectacular Benefiting the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus
Tuesday, 12/04/2018 – 07:00 pm –
Lips
1421 East Oakland Park Blvd.,
Oakland Park, Florida 33334
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Cost: $20.95 for a three-course dinner, plus $5 cover charge. Portion of proceeds to benefit the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus

Lips – Fort Lauderdale, the ultimate in drag dining, will present a Game Night & Holiday Spectacular hosted by Lady LaRouge to benefit the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus. Guests are in for a dragalicious time as they enjoy a fabulous three-course prix-fixe menu and specials on Lips’ World Famous frozen cosmos, plus a not-to-be-missed festive performance by the FTL’s Gay Men’s Chorus.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 567-0987.

Lips Annual Gospel Brunch and Holiday Toy Drive Benefiting Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center 12/9/18

Lips Annual Gospel Brunch and Holiday Toy Drive Benefiting Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Sunday, 12/09/2018 – 11:00 am –
Lips
1421 East Oakland Park Blvd.,
Oakland Park, Florida 33334
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Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, will host a not-your-ordinary Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) during its Dragalicious Gospel Brunch on Sunday, December 9, with two show seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped children’s toy to receive a free Lips’ world famous frozen cosmo during a future visit.

Attendees to this festive brunch will have two reasons to enjoy this foot-stomping, high-energy event. One is to celebrate Lips’ show hostess, Nicolette’s birthday and the other is to support CDTC. Show goers will experience soulful and inspirational music performed by the ladies of Lips who will also serve Lips’ world-famous Sunday brunch with bottomless Bloody Marys, mimosas and Champagne.

A $10 cover charge in addition to brunch will apply to each attendee and go directly to Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 567-0987.

Thanksgiving Eve Karaoke Bash at Ball and Chain Hosted by Jason Jackson 11/21/18

Thanksgiving Eve Karaoke Bash at Ball and Chain Hosted by Jason Jackson
Wednesday, 11/21/2018 – 09:00 pm – 01:00 am
Ball & Chain
1513 SW 8th street,
Little Havana, Florida 33135
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Cost: free

Ball & Chain is thrilled to present their first Thanksgiving Eve Karaoke Bash hosted by EMMY Winning and Miami Heat’s courtside reporter, Jason Jackson starting at 9PM on the world famous Pineapple Stage.
A portion of proceeds will be donated to help raise funds to support the Jax Jams Foundation. This event is free and open to the public. (Flyer attached and below)
For more info please visit: http://jaxfamfoundation.org

Celebrity Beach Soccer Match 11/17/18

Celebrity Beach Soccer Match
Saturday, 11/17/2018 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
W South Beach
2201 COLLINS AVENUE,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: 75$ to 200$ VIP

Presented by GACP Sports in partnership with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, soccer meets philanthropy on Saturday, November 17th with the first annual Celebrity Beach SoccerMatch. The fundraising event will feature a 7 v. 7 exhibition match with celebrities, athletes and SI Swimsuit models, benefiting Best Buddies. Confirmed participants include actor Ryan Phillippe, NFL’s Chad Ochocinco Johnson and Rashad Jennings, Redskin’s Santana Moss, and LA Galaxy’s Landon Donovan with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models Olivia Culpo, Kate Bock, Camille Kostek, Myla Dalbesio, Robin Holzken, Hunter McGrady, Samantha Hoopes, Anne de Paula, Haley Kalil, Jasmyn Wilkins, Genie Bouchard, Brenna Huckaby and Tara Lynn.
The game commences beach side at 11AM at 2201 Collins Avenue in South Beach where participating soccer legends, models and celebrities will gather for a friendly beach soccer match. The event will feature premium spirits stations, VIP lounges and experiential activations.
More than 1,000 guests will be welcomed to the star-studded event, including sports fans, socialites, business leaders, notable philanthropists and jetsetters with a common goal of raising funds for the Best Buddies organization.
Fashionably Early Specials is available until November 3 with General Admission at $75 and VIP at $200 and can be purchased atwww.worldfutbolgala.com.

Turnberry Isle Miami Resort partners with Achieve Miami for Give Miami Day 11/15/18

Turnberry Isle Miami Resort partners with Achieve Miami for Give Miami Day
Thursday, 11/15/2018 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bourbon Steak
19999 West Country Club Dr,
Aventura, Florida 33136
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Cost: Donation required, but there is no minimum.

Turnberry Isle Miami Resort is partnering with Achieve Miami this Thursday, November 15 for “Give Miami Day.” The day will start with breakfast at Bourbon Steak at 10 a.m. All donations are welcome. Please R.S.V.P. at 786-347-3499 or https://www.achievemiami.org
Achieve Miami brings together talent, ideas and resources to advance what works in education.

Easterseals South Florida Presents The 30th Annual Festival of Chefs 11/14/18

Easterseals South Florida Presents The 30th Annual Festival of Chefs
Wednesday, 11/14/2018 – 06:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trl,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $125

Join us at the 30th Annual Easterseals South Florida Festival of Chefs, Wednesday, November 14th at Jungle Island, Miami at 6:30 p.m.
The annual event pays tribute to South Florida’s culinary scene with an evening of featured signature dishes, wine & spirit tastings, silent auction and entertainment, all to benefit the Easterseals South Florida Culinary Arts High School, a vocational training program for students with autism and other disabilities. At Festival of Chefs, Easterseals culinary students showcase their abilities with a signature dish and incredible hospitality.
Guest must be 21 and over

$125 per ticket * $150 at the door

Men of Style 2018 11/29/18

Men of Style 2018
Thursday, 11/29/2018 – 11/29/2018 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $75

Twelve prominent South Florida men will strut the runway during The Galleria’s 12th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style presented by Signature Grand. The evening of food, fashion and fun will honor 12 influential South Florida men who will work the runway in support of philanthropy. The illustrious dozen, each representing one of 12 participating charities, are:

• Bob Becker (Kids in Distress)
• Heiko Dobrikow (Covenant House Florida)
• Andrew Heller (Jack & Jill Children’s Center)
• Ricardo Moncada (HANDY)
• Peter Moore (Leadership Broward Foundation)
• George Moraitis (Henderson Behavioral Health)
• John Passalacqua (Art and Culture Center / Hollywood)
• Stefan Pastor (Take Stock in Children of Broward County)
• William Peters (Florida Children’s Theatre)
• Cam Rogers (Fort Lauderdale Historical Society)
• Max Rudolf (Broward Center for the Performing Arts)
• Alex Zatik (Arc Broward).

Guests will be treated to gourmet selections from Truluck’s, The Capital Grille, Blue Martini, Arc Broward Culinary Institute, Cucina Caruso Italian Market, Gallery One Hotel, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort and Spa, Seasons 52, Mammoth Coffee Roasting Company, Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina, Ocean 2000, Potions in Motion, Sweeter Days Bake Shop and The Spice Lab, plus open bar and live entertainment. The highlight of the evening will be the fashion runway show that will feature the Men of Style honorees as they work the runway wearing the season’s top trending styles from Macy’s and Dillard’s.

General admission tickets priced at $75 are still available (includes open bar and complimentary valet parking). Men of Style guests will receive The Galleria’s “Passport of Savings,” which features store incentives valued at far more than the cost of the event ticket from select mall retailers and restaurants.

To reserve tickets, visit www.galleriamall-fl.com/mos18.

Pups and Pints: Yoga + Brunch 11/18/18

Pups and Pints: Yoga + Brunch
Sunday, 11/18/2018 – 10:30 am – 05:00 pm
Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24th St.,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Bring your pups for a playdate and help other pups find a home!

On every third Sunday of the month, we’ll have local vendors in the house serving up canine (and human!) brunch with a portion of proceeds benefitting Paws 4 You.

We have a special November event planned that will bring you and your pup close to nirvana. Enjoy a yoga session at 10:30 AM alongside adoptable puppies, provided by Paws4You, followed by a vegan brunch and local vendors.

Home for the Pawlidays 11/14/2018

Home for the Pawlidays
Thursday, 11/14/2018 – 11/14/2018 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm
WeWork Brickell City Centre
78 SW 7th Street #500,
Miami, Florida 33145
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W. BRADFORD, a full-service digital marketing and branding agency, announced their first annual Home for the Pawlidays event on November 14, 2018, to aid in the adoption of pets from Jamie’s Rescue. The private event will take place from 3 pm to 6 pm inside the WeWork at Brickell City Centre, 78 SW 7th St, Miami, FL 33130. WeWork members will enjoy holiday treats, music, bites and one-on-one time with adoptable pets.

Pet lovers can contribute monetary donations to Jamie’s Rescue through a Fundly page set up by the W. BRADFORD team. One hundred percent of the donations from the fundly page will be used for the ongoing mission to find safe, loving homes for the unwanted and abused dogs.

“Scaring for Caring” Haunted House 10/31/18

“Scaring for Caring” Haunted House
Wednesday, 10/31/2018 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Allen Family Residence
1290 NE 102nd Street,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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Cost: Free

Local high school and college students are organizing the fifth annual “Scaring for Caring” Haunted House supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami (BBBS), UHealth Jackson Children’s Care and Holtz Children’s Hospital. Join these students as they transform their family’s Miami Shores home into a 1950s-inspired Haunted Village of Miami Shores, complete with live actors, mirrors, mazes, spooky mannequins along with other interactive features. Scaring for Caring organizers expect this year’s events to bring total funds raised since 2014 to over $1 million.

Real Men Wear Pink 10/25/18

Real Men Wear Pink
Thursday, 10/25/2018 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
SuitSupply
1000 17th Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

Suit-up for a cause on Thursday, Oct 25 with Hilton West Palm Beach and SuitSupply to raise funds for the Real Men Wear Pink campaign benefitting the American Cancer Society. As part of Hilton West Palm Beach’s month-long pledge to raise awareness for breast cancer research, General Manager John Parkinson invites guests to enjoy a private shopping experience while browsing SuitSupply’s newest Pink collection, paired with light bites and specialty cocktails from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Shoppers will receive a complimentary tie from the Pink collection with the purchase of a suit or jacket & trouser set. Ten percent of proceeds from the evening will go directly to the philanthropic initiative.

To RSVP please contact events@suitsupply.com.

Leukemia And Lymphoma Society “Light The Night” Event 11/3/18

Leukemia And Lymphoma Society “Light The Night” Event
Saturday, 11/03/2018 – 06:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Light the Night, a nation-wide fundraising event, will host more than 5,000 people, including corporate and family teams, who have been touched by cancer for an emotional and uplifting evening that aims to shine light on one of life’s darkest moments. Together they join a massive cancer community of approximately 1 million people at 150 inspirational evening walks across the U.S. and Canada to end cancer.

Survivors celebrate by carrying white lanterns and taking part in an inspiring survivor ceremony within the survivor circle as a white beam of hope reaches up to the sky, illuminating the darkness. A Remembrance Pavilion honors those who have passed and allows a quiet place where family, friends and co-workers can leave tributes to their loved ones. Red lanterns are displayed for supporters, while gold lanterns represent those in memory.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting blood cancer.

Registration for Miami’s Light the Night event, can be found at: http://www.lightthenight.org/events/miami.

Chefs 4 Neighbors Supports Hurricane Michael Victims and Family Fund 10/24/18

Chefs 4 Neighbors Supports Hurricane Michael Victims and Family Fund
Wednesday, 10/24/2018 – 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The National Hotel
1677 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $75 minimum donation

The National Hotel, the cinematic Art Deco treasure in the heart of South Beach, is partnering with Neighbors 4 Neighbors, a nationally recognized nonprofit and partner of local broadcast station CBS4, to host Chefs 4 Neighbors, a culinary benefit event to raise funds to support individuals and families with immediate needs. Proceeds from the event will go towards Neighbors 4 Neighbors’ Family Fund and victims of Hurricane Michael through a partnership with Farm Share. The Family Fund program offers financial assistance to otherwise self-sufficient individuals who have an immediate need or emergency, preventing them from entering the cycle of poverty. The Family Fund will purchase supermarket gift cards for families experiencing food insecurity.

“During hard times, people economize by going hungry, and with 37% of Miami-Dade households either in poverty or making ends meet, it is important we host events like these to support those in need in our community, especially true after a natural disaster such as Hurricane Michael,” said Yaser Mohamad, General Manager, National Hotel. “By supporting Neighbors 4 Neighbors’ Family Fund, we are helping restore the financial self-sufficiency of individuals who are willing to work but are temporarily unable to do so or are going through unexpected hardships.”

Pop of Pink Fashion Exhibition 10/27/18

Pop of Pink Fashion Exhibition
Saturday, 10/27/2018 – 11:00 am – 01:00 pm
InterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 Northwest 87th Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33172
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Cost: $25 per person in advance and $40 per person at the door

Pop of Pink, More Than Fashion Exhibition benefiting Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale.

Take a Break Thursday 11/15/18

Take a Break Thursday
Thursday, 11/15/2018 – 11/15/2018 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free, but RSVP required

The Galleria invites you to the November edition of Take a Break Thursdays, a progressive night of shopping to benefit local charities. While registered guests shop and take advantage of exclusive offers, attendees can also enjoy complimentary food and beverage options at participating stores and restaurants including Ann Taylor, Bbungalow, Godiva, Seasons 52, Sephora, Swarovski and more. A raffle with items will benefit the four organizations.

Guests are encouraged to register in advance with the charity of their choice: Bonnet House Museum & Gardens (monicaestevez@bonnethouse.org), Friends of Birch State Park (954-566-0660), Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation (954-593-5603) and No More Tears (christiana.lilly@gmail.com).

Strike Out Breast Cancer with KINGS Dining & Entertainment 10/24/18

Strike Out Breast Cancer with KINGS Dining & Entertainment
Wednesday, 10/24/2018 – 08:00 pm – 01:00 am
KINGS Dining & Entertainment
3450 Northwest 83rd Avenue Suite 152,
Doral, Florida 33122
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WHAT: KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral invites you to STRIKE OUT Breast Cancer by eating, drinking, lounging and BOWLING! Help support the cause by joining us on Wednesday, October 24th at 8p.m. for a night of endless entertainment for all ages. 50% of all bowling sales will benefit breast cancer research. In addition, KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral will be raffling off great prizes, so be sure to chip in for a few $5 raffle tickets.

WHERE: KINGS Dining & Entertainment
3450 Northwest 83rd Avenue Suite 152
Doral, FL 33122

WHEN: Wednesday, October 24th
8p.m. EST

LINK: https://www.kings-de.com/miami-doral/promotions/strike-out-breast-cancer

Pink Heals Tour Descends on Española Way 10/24/18

Pink Heals Tour Descends on Española Way
Wednesday, 10/24/2018 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Española Way
Between Española Way and Drexel Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Pink Heals Tour is making a momentous stop in South Florida, offering support for victims and families of victims who have been impacted by the disease. Pink Heals is a firefighter program that travels the country in a caravan of pink vehicles, including fire trucks and SUVs, raising awareness and support, even offering home visits to show individuals they are loved and cherished.

Española Way, the iconic pink, Mediterranean-inspired street on South Beach, is hosting an arrival celebration for the Pink Heals Tour, and a portion of the merchants’ proceeds will go back towards supporting the organization. Guests are welcome to walk the beautifully lit street, dine at more than 10 restaurants, shop at specialty boutiques and enjoy a live Opera performance at 8:30 p.m.

Spooky Soiree 10/27/18

Spooky Soiree
Saturday, 10/27/2018 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Novecento Brickell
1414 Brickell Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $100.00

Epilepsy Florida’s Spooky Soiree costume party will serve as the organization’s official kick-off to November’s Epilepsy Awareness Month, an annual period dedicated to educating individuals and communities about epilepsy.

The event, presented by The Neurology Group, will include Argentine cuisine, cocktails, a silent auction, and live entertainment by Miami’s Suénalo and Guitars Over Guns as well as multidisciplinary artist Typoe. Jackie Gran, a local mosaic artist, and Pat Dean, a world-renowned epilepsy specialist from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, will host.

Mish Mash SMASH Bash 2018 10/20/18

Mish Mash SMASH Bash 2018
Saturday, 10/20/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Stonewall National Museum and Archives
2157 Wilton Dr,
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
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Cost: $30

Come join us for a “mix and matched” night of delicious hors d’oeuvres and smashing entertainment!

Funds raised go toward building a shelter and developing affordable housing for slum affected residents in Liberty City and LGBTQ youth.

Our goal is to raise $325,000 with $200,000 already raised!

The Legendary House of Lords will be on hand to make sure we have a BALL. Vogue, or voguing, is a highly stylized, modern house dance originating in the late 1980s that evolved out of the Harlem ballroom scene of the 1960s.[1] It gained mainstream exposure when it was featured in Madonna’s song and video “Vogue” (1990), and when showcased in the 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning.

Longtime Lindy hop creative Sugar Sullivan and South Florida Lindy Collective will be on hand this year to get the party in Swing! Lindy hop is an American dance which was born in Harlem, New York City in 1928 and has evolved since then with the jazz music of that time. It was very popular during the Swing era of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Lindy was a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway, and Charleston.

Worlds Game Events is also part of the “Smash the Slumlords” campaign, and will be in attendance to make sure the SMASH Bash has Super Smash Bros. in attendance. Super Smash Bros.[1] is a series of crossover fighting video games published by Nintendo. It primarily features characters from their own franchises. The series was created by Masahiro Sakurai, who has directed every game in the series.

Stonewall National Museum is one of the country’s few LGBTQ-focused museums, and SMASH is honored to work with Stonewall in the historic creation of Miami’s first dedicated housing facility for LGBTQ Homeless Youth.

Hit & Dip Fundraising Event 10/20/18

Hit & Dip Fundraising Event
Saturday, 10/20/2018 – 10/21/2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Miami Beach Tennis Center
501 72nd Street,
Miami, Florida 33141
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Cost: $125.00

Tennis apparel brand Lucky in Love and the Sabrina Cohen Foundation have joined forces to host an experiential weekend in Miami Beach. The interactive weekend, which takes place Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21, 2018, will combine wheelchair tennis with adaptive beach activities, arts and crafts, music, food and drinks. All proceeds raised will go towards building SCF’s first of its kind adaptive recreation center (for beach access and adaptive sports training) designed by Miami-based architect Kobi Karp.

The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction presented by Goya 11/7/18

The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction presented by Goya®
Wednesday, 11/07/2018 – 06:30 pm –
Paradise Plaza
151 NE 41st Street,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: VIP tables for the event are $3,000. Individual tickets for the event are $150 per person.

The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction presented by Goya® benefiting the March of Dimes is returning for its 21st star-studded year on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. One of the area’s most popular food & wine fundraisers, the event will feature more than a dozen top local chefs as well as amazing wines, cocktails and auction items. The event, beginning at 6:30 p.m., will take place at the Paradise Plaza Event Space in the Miami Design District.
This year’s stellar lineup includes Chef Karla Hoyos from The Bazaar by Jose Andres; Executive Chef Timon Balloo from Sugarcane; Executive Chef Clark Bowen from Boulud Sud; Chef Fernando Desa from Goya®; Chefs Michael Beltran & Justin Flit from Ariete; Chef Benjamin Murray from Pao; Corporate Executive Pastry Chef Jessica Scott from Barton G; Chef Horacio Rivadero from Plant; Pastry Chef Max Santiago; as well as Azucar Ice Cream; Panther Coffee and Exquisito Chocolates. More chefs and special performances to be revealed soon. The evening will include remarkable entertainment, a spirited live auction featuring many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and a very special Fund the Mission.
Culinary Chair Chef Richard Hales of Bird & Bone expresses, “It is an honor to join the March of Dimes in its mission on such an exciting night, bringing my friends, the greatest chefs in Miami, together for one of the most amazing events of the year.”
Funds raised by Signature Chefs Auction help support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Today, one in 10 babies in the United States is born premature, including one in 10 in Florida. March of Dimes is committed to working together to improve the health of every mom and baby.
“It is an honor to be the presenting sponsor of the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Event for the 7th consecutive year,” shares Cynthia Chipi, marketing director of Goya Foods of Florida. “It is truly a wonderful event and our partnership helps provide awareness to the importance of the March of Dimes mission of preventing preterm labor, newborn health problems and infant mortality.”
Sponsors of note include Presenting Sponsor Goya®; Gold Sponsor Nicklaus Children’s Hospital; Silver Sponsors Wells Fargo and Centennial Bank; Media Sponsors Brustman Carrino Public Relations; iHeartMedia; NBC6 and South Florida Luxury Guide. Event partners include The Confidante Miami Beach; Bacardi and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits.
VIP tables for the event are $3,000. Individual tickets for the event are $150 per person. For more information visit signaturechefs.org/miami or contact the March of Dimes at (786) 918-9930.

Red, White, Rosé & Bubbles Wine Week 10/22/18

Red, White, Rosé & Bubbles Wine Week
Monday, 10/22/2018 – 10/26/2018 11:30 am – 03:00 pm
The Balcony
1309 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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We’ve got it all at this wine tasting so grab your friends, family and co-workers! You will NOT want to miss this wine tasting.

Join us at The Balcony as we raise funds for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Monday, Oct. 22 – Friday, Oct. 26 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., we will be offering a very special wine flight of seven different wines with the purchase of lunch for $15. All proceeds will benefit the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

We will also be covering our Rooftop and Balcony with our ‘Bras Across The Balcony’ donation event, happening all October and our ‘Revitalize Sundays Rooftop Brunch Party’ happening every Sunday in October to help raise funds and awareness for this great cause.

Once Bitten 10/27/18

Once Bitten
Saturday, 10/27/2018 – 11:00 pm – 02:00 am
W Miami, 50th Floor
485 Brickell Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: 20-1500

Get out your fangs and capes and continue a weekend full of Halloween celebrations at W Miami for the Once Bitten Halloween Party. Starting at 11 p.m. on Saturday October 27 atop the hotel’s 50th floor, guests and vampires alike can dance and revel in celebration of Halloween till the wee hours of the morning. Tickets and table reservations can be purchased on Eventbrite.

13th Annual Taste of the Island 11/5/18

13th Annual Taste of the Island
Monday, 11/05/2018 – 11/05/2018 06:00 pm –
Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve
1937 Wilton Drive,
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
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Cost: $35 per person

In its 13th year, the “Taste of the Island” culinary event in Wilton Manors will feature more than 30 restaurants, breweries and eateries from south Florida’s tri-county region.

Co-Sponsored by Grieco Ford of Ft. Lauderdale and Grieco Chevrolet of Ft. Lauderdale and iHeart radio, this year’s “Taste” event offers guests to sample culinary delights and libations in a charming historic park setting. Trader Joe’s, Ethos Greek Bistro and Kelly’s Landing are just a few of the participating vendors.

All proceeds will benefit the Wilton Manors Historical Society, the Wilton Manors Development Alliance, the Kiwanis Club of Wilton Manors, and the City of Wilton Manors’ Leisure Services Department.

Free parking and shuttle service will be provided from the City Hall/Hagen Park lot (2020 Wilton Drive).

Tickets are $35 per person. To purchase online, visit http://bit.ly/TasteoftheIsland18. Guests may purchase tickets at City Hall (2020 Wilton Drive), the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library (500 NE 26th St.) and Sterling Accounting (2435 N Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors, FL 33305).

For additional information, please call (754) 551-5611, email info@tasteoftheisland.org or visit http://bit.ly/TasteoftheIsland18.

Seed Food And Wine Week Miami Catwalk 11/9/18

Seed Food And Wine Week Miami Catwalk
Friday, 11/09/2018 – 09:00 pm – 12:00 am
SLS South Beach
1701 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $30 (includes a one hour specialty cocktail open bar)

Enjoy an evening of conscious fashion, food and fun at Seed’s second annual fashion show! Celebrities and models will strut the runway poolside wearing the hottest cruelty-free fashions. The show will feature casual garb, from hipster tees to bohemian pants and plant-strong statement wear to big names in cruelty-free high fashion, including Stella McCartney. Shop the pop-up bazaar with items straight from the runway and enjoy a variety of craft beers, cocktails and vegan bites for purchase. DJ Sasha will keep the stylish vibe going all night.

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services to Host 2nd Annual Luncheon 10/25/18

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services to Host 2nd Annual Luncheon
Thursday, 10/25/2018 – 11:00 am – 01:00 pm
Miami Bridge Luncheon
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: $100

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Inc. is proud to announce its 2nd Annual Luncheon presented by PepsiCo to be held at The Rusty Pelican Miami on Key Biscayne. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Miami skyline as you celebrate the organization’s enormous efforts in delivering programs and services that promote positive youth development as well as strengthen and support families in need.

Expect an unforgettable reception and award ceremony honoring its numerous philanthropic supporters along with the announcement of this year’s employee of the year. Enjoy a delicious lunch along with special performances by some of the organization’s talented youth and enter for a chance to win one of their fabulous raffle prizes: a three-day, two-night stay, or a champagne brunch for two at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.

Think Pink Spa Event 10/9/18

Think Pink Spa Event
Tuesday, 10/09/2018 – 10/31/2018 09:00 am –
Trump National Doral
4400 NW 87th Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33178
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Cost: $45 and up

The Trump Spa at Trump® National Doral Miami is going pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Open to the public, members and resort guests, The Trump Spa will feature Think Pink specials in October. Ten percent of all Think Pink proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The resort will additionally host a Pink Yoga event, also open to the public, on Wednesday, October 17.

Available through October 31, The Spa’s Think Pink menu will feature the following exclusive offerings:

The 50-minute Blush and Blend Contour Facial utilizes micro-current and lifting techniques, leaving cheeks primed and ready for a little pink dusting for just $109.

The 50-minute Pink Pomegranate Detoxifying Massage releases tension and toxins with a miracle massage consisting of light and long strokes to stimulate lymphatic drainage. The healing and soothing properties of pomegranate and chamomile also assist in reducing inflammation. This service is priced at $109.

The 45-minute Drink Pink Pedicure includes a complimentary glass of rosé that pairs well with any color for just $75.

The Think Pink Full Tint covers, lightens, highlights, low lights or even completely changes hair color from rose gold to even pink! Tint services start at $45.

In addition to their treatments, spa guests will enjoy complimentary self-parking as well as full access to the resort’s pools, state-of-the-art gym, group fitness classes and all spa lounge facilities, including a steam room, sauna and hydrotherapies.

These special offers are valid only through October 31, 2018. Appointments are required and may be made by calling The Spa directly at 305.717.6303.

Doral Fest 10/19/18

Doral Fest
Friday, 10/19/2018 – 10/20/2018 01:00 pm –
Trump National Doral
4400 NW 87th Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33178
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Taking place Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20, Doral Fest will bring together club members, resort guests and the local community with all event proceeds, including tournament, ticket and silent auction sales, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

Golf “Fore” A Cause
The weekend will kick off on Friday, October 19, with a golf tournament on the legendary Blue Monster. Participants will play 18 holes with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Lunch, valet parking, gifts and a post-event reception including raffles and a silent auction are included in the registration fee of $295 per person or $1,100 per foursome. Corporate, golf and platinum sponsorships are available. Due to the popularity of this event, early registration is strongly encouraged. To register, please contact Danielle Arrizurieta at darrizurieta@trumphotels.com or call 305.591.6615.

Party for a Purpose
Resort guests, club members and tournament participants are invited to mix and mingle in the resort clubhouse from 7 to 10 p.m. The evening will feature complimentary light bites from Doral’s top culinary talent, along with a cigar bar, music, an open bar, entertainment, raffles and a silent auction. Entry is $40 per person (adults ages 21 and older only). Complimentary self-parking or discounted valet parking will be available. To purchase tickets, visit https://one.bidpal.net/doralfest2018.

Family Fun Day
The revelry will continue on Saturday, October 20, when the resort will open its doors to the greater South Florida community for a day of family-friendly fun. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy exclusive access to the resort grounds and Royal Palm Pool, golf and tennis clinics, cooking demonstrations, mixology classes, kids’ games, sample spa treatments, raffles, a silent auction and more. Complimentary lunch and self-parking are included. Saturday ticket prices are $25 per person, ages 13 and older, and $12 per child, ages 5 to 12. A donation is suggested for children under age five.

Holy Cross Hospital Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot 11/22/18

Holy Cross Hospital Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot
Thursday, 11/22/2018 – 11/22/2018 06:00 am –
D.C. Alexander Park
505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Registration ranges from $20-$40, and the Kids’ Dash is $5.

Gather your family, friends and coworkers on Thanksgiving morning for the Holy Cross Hospital Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot! In its eighth year, this 5K run-walk has become a Broward County tradition and attracts thousands of participants. The course runs along scenic A1A, and participants may run, walk or jog. For children who want to race, there will also be a Kids’ Dash!
Aside from supporting the community by inspiring individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices, the event will also raise money for Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc. and the Helena Ramsay Soaring Leader Scholarship. The Helena Ramsay Soaring Leader Scholarship was created by MedPro Healthcare Staffing in memory of Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Helena Ramsay to celebrate her vision for a better global society.

Registration ranges from $20-$40, and the Kids’ Dash is $5. Early registration runs through October 31 at $35 per person with discounted rates for students, military personnel and children under 12. Registration costs $40 pp after November 1. Online registration will run through November 18. Packet pick up will take place at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale (2414 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304) from November 19 – November 21, 2018 and participants may also register at packet pick up. On-site registration the day of the event will be available from 6 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Visit http://bit.ly/TurkeyTrot18 to register.

Advocate Amy Ballon to Speak at a Fundraising Event for the Innocence Project of Florida on Oct. 23 at Grille 401 in Fort Lauderdale 10/23/18

Advocate Amy Ballon to Speak at a Fundraising Event for the Innocence Project of Florida on Oct. 23 at Grille 401 in Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 10/23/2018 – 05:30 pm – 08:00 pm
Grille 401
401 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $50

Women’s empowerment advocate Amy Ballon is pleased to speak at a fundraising event on Oct. 23, 5:30-8 p.m. at Grille 401, located at 401 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. The event will raise funds for the Innocence Project of Florida ― a nonprofit organization that helps innocent prisoners in Florida obtain their freedom and rebuild their lives. Ballon has long supported the organization and will share steps that every person can take to protect themselves from becoming a victim of the criminal justice system.

Ballon ― a successful real estate sales and marketing professional ― is a passionate advocate for wrongfully accused victims of the criminal justice system, as well as women’s empowerment. Her initiative, Raising Awareness for the Innocent, which brings awareness to those unable to find their voice to share their truths and innocence, now has over 90,000 followers. She is the recipient of the 2018 People of Distinction Humanitarian Award by Al Cole from CBS Radio, and the Meljourne Woman Award. She has been nominated for a Department of Justice Victim Advocate Award. In addition, she is on the host committee and has raised funds for the Innocence Project of Florida.

Ballon will be joined by Kelliegh Helm, J.D., development assistant at the Innocence Project of Florida for an inspirational evening. The $50 ticket ($30 of each ticket is a tax-deductible donation to the Innocence Project of Florida) will include two drink tickets and appetizers. A raffle will take place as well. To RSVP, please email AmyBallonVIPevent@gmail.com.

Bark and Brew 10/10/18

Bark and Brew
Wednesday, 10/10/2018 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park (Sawa)
360 San Lorenzo Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

Shops at Merrick Park invites pet lovers and their fur babies to a premier Bark & Brew night out where they can indulge in Sawa Restaurant’s great food and Stella beer with donations benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

Friends and neighbors are invited to shop, dine and relax with their dogs at Shops at Merrick Park. A $20 donation provides one complimentary refreshing Stella and a delicious tapas and sushi buffet by Sawa Restaurant. Select items from Sawa’s award-winning doggie dining menu will also be included. Those who donate can also dine at Sawa and enjoy a 10% discount. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

Representatives from the Humane Society will be on-site to share pet adoption information and accept donations.

Tails and Ales 10/5/18

Tails and Ales
Friday, 10/05/2018 – 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
The Social Club @ Surfcomber Hotel
1717 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

Join us in helping our canine friends find a forever home. Stop by to adopt one of the sweet pups available, or show support by enjoying a refreshing beer from South Beach Brewing Company. A portion of the proceeds from each South Beach Brewing Company beer sold will benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

Miami Design District Hosts Third Annual Fashion Fights Cancer Event 10/12/18

Miami Design District Hosts Third Annual Fashion Fights Cancer Event
Friday, 10/12/2018 – 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Moore Building
191 NE 40th St.,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: $35

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Miami Design District is proud to host the third annual Fashion Fights Cancer benefit to support breast cancer research. Founded and hosted by fashion visionary, stylist and breast cancer survivor, Angeles Almuna, the event was created to commemorate her battle with cancer and to give hope to all those who are suffering, suffered, or have lost a loved one to cancer. This year’s ticketed event will honor celebrity fashion stylist, breast cancer survivor and activist, Ann Caruso.

“Vintage” Queen for the Day 10/24/18

“Vintage” Queen for the Day
Wednesday, 10/24/2018 – 10/24/2018 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale Country Club
415 E. Country Club Circle,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33317
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Cost: $65 per person/$480 for a table of eight.

Break out your vintage dresses and tiaras for the sixth consecutive Queen for the Day Luncheon! Victory Living Programs, a nonprofit organization that helps individuals with disabilities reach their highest level of independence, will roll out the cameras and red carpet for all who attend the “Vintage” Queen for a Day luncheon.

The afternoon festivities will include a three-course lunch, champagne, courtesy of Breakthru Beverage, a table-decorating contest and the thrilling “Vintage” Queen for a Day pageant. Guests are invited to dress to impress for this highly anticipated pageant, strut down the runway, and vie for a chance to seize the 2018 “Vintage” Queen for a Day crown.

Tickets are $65 per person and $480 for a table of eight.

Nationally Recognized 31st Annual National Philanthropy Day 11/1/18

Nationally Recognized 31st Annual National Philanthropy Day
Thursday, 11/01/2018 – 11:00 am –
Signature Grand
6900 W State Road 84,
Davie, Florida 33317
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The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter announced the honorees of the 31st Annual National Philanthropy Day® Awards presented by Signature Grand, a nationally recognized event. This special day is set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made to our lives and our community here in Broward County.

The general public nominated outstanding Broward philanthropists whose contributions have made a significant impact in the organizations they serve and the community as a whole. Awardees will be honored at a luncheon presented by Signature Grand on Thursday Nov. 1 at Signature Grand, Davie, Fla. Guests may register at 11:00 a.m. and the luncheon begins at 12:00 p.m. Over 500 philanthropists, community leaders, non-profit organizations, and volunteers will gather on National Philanthropy Day to honor these outstanding philanthropic leaders, who have invested their passion, time, talents, and financial support to better our community. The luncheon will feature a special performance by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shine MSD Students. The 2018 honorees are:

Outstanding Philanthropist Award: Kathy and Ron Assaf
Outstanding Large Corporation Award: Florida Power & Light (FPL)
Outstanding Small Corporation Award: Durée & Company
Outstanding Foundation Award: Moss Foundation
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award: Joshua Williams
Outstanding Organization Award: Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation
Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award: Meredith Feder, CFRE – Museum of Discovery and Science
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award: Steve J. Halmos
President’s Award (Creative Impact): Broward Education Foundation (in their efforts to raise funds post Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy)
Proceeds from the event provide scholarships for professional education and advancement as well as funds for special education opportunities. Support will help shape the quality of fund development practices in dozens of organizations across Broward as well as improve the lives of millions of residents who rely on the organizations we serve.

Biking for Ben 11/17/18

Biking for Ben
Saturday, 11/17/2018 – 07:00 am – 01:00 pm
Markham Park
16001 West State Road 84,
Sunrise, Florida 33326
RSVP / Register
Cost: $30

This charity bike ride has been organized by a former University of Miami (UM) student to honor the life of his recently departed grandfather and simultaneously “raise awareness and funding while giving those affected by Alzheimers a voice that they cannot give themselves.” All proceeds will benefit Alzheimer Disease (AD) research at UM’s Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG).

Join us to honor the life of Benjamin Goldman (an avid cyclist who biked at least 18 miles every day until he turned 85!); raise money for AD research at the HIHG; and get some exercise.

Pink Lighting Ceremony 10/1/18

Pink Lighting Ceremony
Monday, 10/01/2018 – 07:00 pm –
InterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 Northwest 87th Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33172
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Cost: Free

In recognition of breast cancer awareness month & to kick off the 8th annual charity campaign. 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit SGK Miami/Ft. Lauderdale.

Silent Auction
Featuring Al Blanco and MJPOP of White’s Art Gallery

R.S.V.P. NMG Consulting 305.470.4680 or nmgteam@nmgconsulting.com

C&I Reach Presents BEYOND, a Photography Showcase & Virtual Reality Experience Fundraiser 10/13/18

C&I Reach Presents BEYOND, a Photography Showcase & Virtual Reality Experience Fundraiser
Saturday, 10/13/2018 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
C&I Studios
541 NW 1st Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $75

C&I Studios’ will celebrate the launch of C&I Reach, its nonprofit arm focused on raising awareness and funds for underserved families around the globe, with an inaugural fundraiser – “BEYOND,” a photography showcase and virtual reality experience, to support its philanthropic efforts, both locally and abroad. The event takes place at C&I Studios located at 541 NW 1st Ave in Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Village.

Visitors to “BEYOND” will enjoy live music and be treated to gourmet culinary creations by Los Angeles chef Zachary Mein and free-flowing cocktails while they learn about C&I Reach’s mission to support the lifesaving work of Jedidiah Learning Steps, FluteMaker Ministries, Watchmen on the Walls. Through virtual reality headsets, guests will view interactive and artfully produced stories that highlight the breathtaking landscapes and the people facing daily struggles and triumphs in Zambia, Nicaragua and Guatemala, as well as in America.

Select works from the photography exhibition will be available for purchase to further benefit underserved children in Broward County by helping to create a film program and computer labs at local schools.

Sponsors for C&I’s Reach’s “BEYOND” are Urban Street Development, Keith Costello and Denice Hayes, Gray Robinson, Hypower, McCormick Distilling Company, Ocean Wine & Spirits, A2 Events.

Tickets for C&I Reach’s “BEYOND” are $75 and include food and an open bar. They can be purchased on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/2M83Bbj.

For more information about C&I Reach, please visit cireach.org.

About C&I Studios
C&I is an idea agency that solves marketing challenges with innovative concepts, multimedia, and distribution to organizations around the world. Our integrated, full-service approach includes graphic design, branding, storyboard, motion graphics and animation, copywriting, media consultation, social media, web design & development, audio, video and photography and public relations to create inspiring campaigns that change perceptions and motivate sales. C&I’s unique brand is highlighted by its hip studios which include an art space, café, bar/lounge and an airstream retail shop that offers globally handcrafted and sustainable merchandise to benefit its Reach nonprofit organization. Based in Fort Lauderdale, the growing company also serves the Los Angeles, California and Alexandria, Virginia regions. For more information, please visit C&I at c-istudios.com or call (954) 357-3934.

About C&I Reach
C&I Reach is a 501 (c)(3) organization created by C&I Studios to raise awareness and funds, plus change perceptions about the way people think about life around the globe. From every service that we provide, C&I Studios supports international organizations and partners. Each company that works with C&I helps us to “reach” communities by bringing media to underprivileged and impoverished areas of the country and the world. From making a video pro-bono to helping an orphanage gain critical donations to traveling to a small village to print a family’s first portrait together, we believe that media can be used to educate, empower and inspire individuals to greatness. To donate or for more information, please visit cireach.org.

Hurricane Florence Relief Drive Hosted By The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition and DJ Nacho Productions 9/18/18, 9/19/18, 9/20/18

Hurricane Florence Relief Drive Hosted By The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition and DJ Nacho Productions
Tuesday, 09/18/2018 – 09/20/2018 12:00 am –
Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition- Arnold Hall
10901 SW 24 St. (Coral Way),
Miami, Florida 33165
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Cost: Free

The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition and DJ Nacho Productions have teamed up to help those dealing with the effects of Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina. They will be collecting relief supplies to assist individuals and families impacted by the storm from Tuesday, September 18 through September 20, 2018, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Arnold Hall, located at the fairgrounds, 10901 SW 24 St. (Coral Way).

Individuals are encouraged to volunteer and donate the following items:
• Bottled Water
• Non-Perishable Canned Foods & Dry Milk
• Baby Supplies (Pampers, Powdered Milk & Pedialyte)
• Toiletries, feminine products & adult diapers
• Flashlights &battery-operated lanterns
• Batteries, especially C & D
• Hand Sanitizers
• Personal Wipes
• Cleaning Wipes
• First Aid Kits & Supplies
• Wal-Mart Gift Cards
• Garbage Bags
• New Brooms & Mops
• Battery Operated Radios
• Plastic Tarps
• Over-the-Counter Medications
• Batteries C & D
• Mosquito Repellent & Nets Paper Products (i.e. Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Napkins, Paper Cups, Plastic Utensils)

Please DO NOT donate any clothing or perishable items. Several trucks have been secured to deliver items to the Carolinas, but more are needed.

“Take A Break Thursdays” Shopping Benefit at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 9/20/18

“Take A Break Thursdays” Shopping Benefit at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 09/20/2018 – 05:30 pm – 08:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, has launched “Take A Break Thursdays,” a progressive night of shopping to benefit local charities. The first “friendraiser” event will take place Thursday, September 20, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. to benefit Slow Burn Theatre, Covenant House Florida and FLITE Center. Additional events are planned for Thursday November 15 and February 7, 2019 and will benefit other organizations.

While registered guests shop and take advantage of exclusive offers, attendees can also enjoy complimentary food and beverage options at participating stores: Ann Taylor, Bbungalow, Godiva, Michael Kors, Sephora and more. A raffle with items from participating stores will benefit the three organizations. Registered guests will also enjoy special pricing on wine and appetizers at Seasons 52.

There is no cost to attend the event but RSVP/registration is necessary. Check-in for this free “friendraising” event is located across from Swarovski. Guests are encouraged to register in advance with the charity of their choice: Covenant House (954-568-7914), FLITE Center (954-297-8848) and Slow Burn Theatre (954-323-7884).

For more information about “Take A Break” Thursdays at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, or for a complete list of retailers, please call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations for its sophisticated level of merchandising and ambiance, is the largest and most upscale regional mall in Broward County. Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Dillard’s anchor the popular center, which also features known stores, including American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Pandora and Fort Lauderdale’s first H&M. It is also home to Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon & Spa, Powerhouse Gym and a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Truluck’s, P.F. Chang’s and Blue Martini with Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant opening during late 2019. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown, hotels and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). Located at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon. through Sat. and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sun. Restaurants enjoy later hours. More information is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or at www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Chefs4Neighbors Tasting Event Raising Funds for Families in Need 10/24/18

Chefs4Neighbors Tasting Event Raising Funds for Families in Need
Wednesday, 10/24/2018 – 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The National Hotel
1677 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $75 minimum donation

The National Hotel, the cinematic Art Deco treasure in the heart of South Beach, is partnering with Neighbors 4 Neighbors, a nationally recognized nonprofit and partner of local broadcast station CBS4, to host Chefs 4 Neighbors, a culinary benefit event to raise funds to support individuals and families with immediate needs. Proceeds from the event will go towards Neighbors 4 Neighbors’ Family Fund, a program that offers financial assistance to otherwise self-sufficient individuals who have an immediate need or emergency, preventing them from entering the cycle of poverty. The Family Fund will purchase supermarket gift cards for families experiencing food insecurity.

“During hard times, people economize by going hungry, and with 37% of Miami-Dade households either in poverty or making ends meet, it is important we host events like these to support those in need in our community,” said Yaser Mohamad, General Manager, National Hotel. “By supporting Neighbors 4 Neighbors’ Family Fund, we are helping restore the financial self-sufficiency of individuals who are willing to work but are temporarily unable to do so or are going through unexpected hardships.”

Our Little Roses 30th Anniversary Gala 10/13/18

Our Little Roses 30th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, 10/13/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Ancient Spanish Monastery
16711 W Dixie Hwy,
North Miami Beach, Florida 33160
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Cost: $125 General Admission & $175 VIP Champagne Reception

Join us as we celebrate 30 years of Our Little Roses’ Ministry in Honduras. Thirty years ago, Diana Frade committed to preparing Honduran girls to be integral members of society by creating an atmosphere of love, self-reliance, and respect. Today, Our Little Roses continues the commitment to empower young women through education, love, and faith.

You are invited to join the celebration! The evening kicks off with a VIP Champagne Hour and Exclusive Meet-and-Greet with Diana Frade herself! The night continues with music, delicious hors d’ouevres, a silent auction, and dancing.

Pub Crawl Pick Up with Debris Free Oceans + The Full Edit 9/7/18

Pub Crawl Pick Up with Debris Free Oceans + The Full Edit
Friday, 09/07/2018 – 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $15-$20

The Wynwood Yard, along with community partners The Full Edit and Debris Free Oceans, host a fun neighborhood mission. Beautify Wynwood while also making an impact on Biscayne Bay and our Miami beaches where trash eventually makes its way from city centers, harming marine life and water quality.

Included in the $20 participation fee is a reusable Klean Kanteen cup which gets you a complimentary draft beer at entry to the clean up (PLUS $1 off every draft beer purchased ever at The Bar at The Yard forever after), trash bags, gloves and directions. Create a new accessory at The Full Edit’s upcycled bracelet workshop that you can take home as a souvenir! If you’re a veteran kleaner-upper and already have a keg + klean cup, you can knock $5 off that participation fee.

22nd Annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction 9/26/18

22nd Annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction
Wednesday, 09/26/2018 – 06:00 pm –
The Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale Beach
1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $250 per person

One of the area’s most popular charity food events, March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction hosted by Executive Chef Paula DaSilva of Burlock Coast at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, will return for its 22nd year on Wednesday, September 26. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale Beach and features Emcee Kenny Walker of 102.7 The Beach.
Prominent area chefs will prepare their signature dishes created exclusively for the evening. Chef Culinary Chair Reynier De La Osa of Publix Aprons Cooking School and Host Culinary Chair Chef Paula DaSilva of Burlock Coast will be joined by a stellar lineup of chefs from more than a dozen of the area’s most prominent restaurants, including Sous Chef Derrick Connor of Royal Pig Pub & Kitchen, Executive Chef Adrienne Grenier of 3030 Ocean, Executive Chef Marc Gruverman of The Capital Grille, Executive Chef Javier Jaramillo of Sea Level, Executive Chef Eric LuBan of JB’s on the Beach, Chef Gordon Maybury, Culinary Director of Corsair Kitchen & Bar, Executive Chef Jeff Pfeiffer of Lobster Bar Sea Grille, Executive Chef Chris Miracolo of TRP Taste, Chef Pablo Salas of Lona Cocina Tequileria, Pastry Chef Carlos Salazar of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale and Executive Chef Jeff Vincent of Funky Buddha Brewery.
Following the tasting, there will be a plated dessert and a spirited live auction featuring many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and our very special Fund the Mission.
“The Signature Chefs Auction is a unique opportunity to experience the diverse culinary talent in the Broward community while celebrating and supporting a great cause,” says Host Culinary Chair Chef DaSilva. “We are thrilled and honored to have this gifted group of chefs joining us in our mission to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies.”
Funds raised by Signature Chefs Auction help support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start.
Today, one in 10 babies in the United States is born premature, including one in 10 in Florida. March of Dimes is committed to working together to improve the health of every mom and baby.
Sponsors of note include Silver Sponsors Florida Community Bank, Holman Enterprises, Sunshine Health, and Wells Fargo and Media Sponsors Brustman Carrino Public Relations and Entercom.
Tables of 10 are available for $2,000; individual tickets are $250 per person. For more information or to purchase a table/tickets visit signaturechefs.org/broward or contact the March of Dimes office at (754) 300.2617

Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert 11/10/18


Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert
Saturday, 11/10/2018 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
University of Miami Donna E. Shalala Student Center
1330 Miller Drive,
Miami, Florida 33146
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Cost: Tickets: $125 Early Bird price, $150 starting October 19th

10 years in the making: an epic celebration of mentorship through the arts. Join Guitars Over Guns on November 10th, 2018 for the 5th Annual Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the University of Miami Student Center.

Guests will enjoy incredible performances from Guitars Over Guns mentors, alumni and special guests, not to mention a selection of award-wi

nning eats and beverages from some of Miami’s hottest restaurants and an unbelievable silent auction featuring 5-star trips, experiences, fine art and so much more. The evening will be emceed by CBS Miami news personality Jim Berry, and will feature a retrospective look at the organization’s 10 years of empowering Miami-Dade youth through music and mentorship.

Last year with the community’s support, Guitars Over Guns raised $165,000 to support our arts-based mentoring programs for Miami’s at-risk youth. With these funds, over 700 kids are being served at 14 sites through the Summer of 2018, bringing the total to over 2,500 youth served over the last 9 years. This year, our goal is to raise $300,000, allowing Guitars Over Guns to transform the futures of 500 additional students living in Miami-Dade County’s most disadvantaged communities.

This event celebrates Guitars Over Guns’ 10 years of of making music and changing lives. Our programs offer students from disadvantaged backgrounds a powerful combination of music education and mentorship with professional musicians to help them overcome hardship, find their voice and reach their potential as tomorrow’s leaders. Guitars Over Guns creates safe spaces for youth to express themselves through music and empowers them to make positive choices at school, at home and in their communities. Cuts in funding for the arts and after-school programs mean our students have fewer opportunities than ever, and as the news reports of youth violence continue to pour in, we are reminded all too often that this type of work has never been more important.

Purchase a ticket or become a sponsor, and be part of a movement that empowers deserving youth in our community to create, succeed and thrive! Learn more about Guitars Over Guns at www.guitarsoverguns.org.