Pinecrest Gardens Presents JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl with Glenn Miller Orchestra 1/16/21

Pinecrest Gardens Presents JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl with Glenn Miller Orchestra
Saturday, 01/16/2021-, 08:00 pm-
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Cost: $15 OR $65/remaining 5 shows

Determined to keep the music alive this season, Pinecrest Gardens, South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park, is hosting ‘JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl’ to help feed America and bring jazz masters to the homes and hearts of viewers nationwide. The legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra is the next featured band scheduled to perform in the concert series, which will broadcast live from the acoustically magnificent Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, January 16. During the 2020-21 JazzAid Live concert season, jazz fans also can enjoy live-streamed performances by award-winning trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, acclaimed saxophonist, singer and composer Grace Kelly, child prodigy Joey Alexander, and multi-Grammy Award winning The Manhattan Transfer. The cost is $15 for an individual performance and $65 for the remaining five shows, with a generous portion of ticket sales being donated to World Central Kitchen. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pinecrestgardens.org/jazzaid.

Annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) Fundraiser 12/3/20

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Thursday, 12/03/2020-12/06/2020, 08:00 pm-
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Cost: Free (auction items’ prices vary)

The annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) fundraiser to financially support and bring awareness for ocean conservation is going virtual.

World-renowned artist, scientist, conservationist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey and his daughter, GHOF Project Manager Jessica Harvey, will broadcast from their home port of Grand Cayman, where they will take viewers on a tour through the year of GHOF research and education highlights and look back on Dr. Harvey’s lifetime of ocean conservation work. Viewers will get face to face with sharks, marlin and invited celebrity guests, including a special musical performance, all from the comfort of their own home.

Auction items will be available when the event kicks-off Dec. 3 at 8 pm EST through Sunday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. EST. The silent auction will feature original and reproduced Guy Harvey artwork, a fishing excursion with Dr. Harvey in the Cayman Islands, fishing trips to Panama and Costa Rica, jewelry for him and her, and other unique gift items just in time for the holidays. All of the proceeds from the evening benefit the GHOF’s ocean research and education efforts.

The annual fundraiser benefits the GHOF which conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The GHOF also funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem and educators helping to foster the next era of marine conservationists.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities and to make a donation visit GuyHarvey.com or e-mail GHOF@GuyHarvey.com.

Unity Through Art 12/3/20

Unity Through Art
Thursday, 12/03/2020-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
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Cost: $360

Hillel at FIU Presents ‘Unity Through Art,’ a virtual discussion taking place on December 3 from the home of Alan Kluger and Amy Dean, Founding member of Kluger Kaplan P.L., and Retired Judge, respectively. Moderated by Laura Raiffe, Alan and Amy will talk about art with renowned contemporary artists and curators, including Tschabalala Self, Xaviera Simmons, & David Castillo. A donation of $360 or more gives you a complimentary ticket to the virtual art discussion.

Hope for the Holidays 12/3/20

Hope for the Holidays
Thursday, 12/03/2020-, 05:00 pm-
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Cost: $20

Hope for the Holidays presented by JM Family Enterprises and Bank of America will bring you an exclusive experience of holiday “How-Tos” that you can do in the leisure of your own home. Join us for an evening of fun, do-it-yourself holiday activities, comprised of interior design tips, cocktails and cuisines, along with behind the scenes information on your local Red Cross. Proceeds will support our disaster response and relief efforts.

Rock the Ribbon with Chuck Panozzo of STYX and The Voice’s Laura Vivas at World AIDS Museum’s Official Kick-off at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/1/20

Rock the Ribbon with Chuck Panozzo of STYX and The Voice’s Laura Vivas at World AIDS Museum’s Official Kick-off at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 12/01/2020-, 08:30 am-10:00 am
The Galleria at Fort Lauderadle
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

Rocking a red ribbon not only completes any outfit; it shows everyone – especially people living with HIV and their families – your support. On Tuesday, December 1 at 8:30 a.m. The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center (WAM) will present the official kick-off to World AIDS Day, founded in 1988 and themed this year as Rock the Ribbon. Hosted by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, the event will feature special guests Chuck Panozzo, Styx rock band member, and Laura Vivas, recording artist and former contestant on The Voice.

World AIDS Museum will gather elected officials, fellow HIV-related agencies and other stakeholders. Attendees will embrace this community gathering with special performances by Laura Vivas and the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus under the direction of Gary Keating. DJ Aulden Brown will add his flair to rock the crowd.

Special guest Styx rock band member Chuck Panozzo will be one of the voices heard as to why this day is so important. Charles Salvatore “Chuck” Panozzo is an American musician best known as the bass player for the rock band Styx. A longtime member of Styx, he founded the group with his fraternal twin brother, drummer John Panozzo, who died in July 1996, and singer/keyboardist Dennis De Young. He toured part-time from 1999 to 2003, and currently tours with Styx on a regular basis.

Chuck Panozzo is openly gay and has been out since 2001. That year, he also announced that he is living with HIV, and has been involved in campaigning for AIDS awareness and gay rights. In 2006, he spoke with Frontiers for the first time about his decision to come out. The following year, he released his autobiography “The Grand Illusion: Love, Lies, and My Life with Styx.”

Laura Vivas will offer a live performance that will coincide with the rock theme. Her blind audition on NBC’s hit show The Voice, Season 3, resulted in a spot on Christina Aguilera’s team. A native of Puerto Rico, Vivas’ career began at age 18 singing back-up for local artists. Since 2007, she has been the lead singer and the lone female in a six-piece South Florida cover band called Re-Mix. She has opened for artists such as Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Bruce Hornsby and more.

The event, sponsored by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Seasons 52, Michael Murphy Photography and GPR | Goodman Public Relations, will be open to the public and take place outdoors under the covered valet parking entrance. Facial coverings will be required. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at www.worldaidsmuseum.org.

About World AIDS Museum and Educational Center
The World AIDS and Museum and Educational Center works to promote dialogue that eliminates HIV/AIDS stigma through education, artistic expression, and cultural programming. The organization was incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 2011, and the Museum facility opened to the public in May 2014. We provide prevention and education services to over 5,000 people per year in public and charter schools, community-based social services, detention facilities, and colleges and universities. The Museum includes a permanent exhibit, “The Chronology of HIV/AIDS,” and rotating smaller exhibits highlighting different aspects of the HIV epidemic worldwide. Special programs, including art exhibitions, films, and community dialogues, are offered throughout the year. For more information, call (954) 390-0550 or visit www.worldaidsmuseum.org.

About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations and touted as Fort Lauderdale’s most fashionable address, features a collection of popular retail and dining options. Macy’s, Dillard’s and H&M anchor the center which also is home to Altar’d State, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors and Pandora. Visitors can choose from a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s. Blue Martini and Powerhouse Gym can also be found at The Galleria. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown 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). More information about current and extended hours is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or by visiting www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Freedland Harwin Valori, PL Raising Funds for Annual Harvest Drive Through Dec. 1 11/17/20, 11/18/20, 11/19/20, 11/20/20, 11/21/20, 11/22/20, 11/23/20, 11/24/20, 11/25/20, 11/26/20, 11/27/20, 11/28/20, 11/29/20, 11/30/20, 12/1/20

Freedland Harwin Valori, PL Raising Funds for Annual Harvest Drive Through Dec. 1
Tuesday, 11/17/2020-12/01/2020, 12:00 am-
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Fort Lauderdale-based Freedland Harwin Valori, PL (FHV), along with the Rotary Club of Weston and Huntington Learning Center, are asking for the community’s support to raise funds for the annual Harvest Drive, which helps feed families in need. The organizations will be collecting funds through Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Constraints on food collection and volunteer involvement due to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to the need for help from the community, to ensure that families in need have food this holiday season. With a goal to provide 1,500 families with students in Broward County Public Schools two full bags of non-perishable groceries (40 pounds of food) and a $25 gift card, the organizations are asking for monetary donations of any amount.

Donations can be made via Venmo at @RotaryFeeds, CashApp at $WestonRotary, and PayPal at reho7@aol.com.

In addition to giving to a great cause, everyone who donates, regardless of the amount, will be entered in a raffle to win a $1,000 American Express gift card. To be entered in the raffle, donors simply need to email a screenshot of their donation to rotaryfeeds@gmail.com.

For more information about Harvest Drive, visit www.harvestdriveflorida.com.

Lips Annual Gospel Brunch & Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center 12/6/20

Lips Annual Gospel Brunch & Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Sunday, 12/06/2020-, 11:00 am-01:30 pm
Lips
1421 East Oakland Park Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33334
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Cost: Brunch is $24.95 per person plus an additional $10 cover charge that will go directly to Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

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 Drag-a-licious Gospel Brunch on Sunday, December 6, 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 Lips show palace experience. 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 all-inclusive Sunday brunch with bottomless Bloody Marys, mimosas and Champagne.

Guests of Lips always enjoy the witty show hostesses and talented cast who serve up delicious food and entertainment as part of a well-orchestrated revue of past and present leading ladies. Lips is more drag-a-licious than ever with a popular menu of drag queen-inspired delicious salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts, plus a full-bar serving its world-famous frozen cosmos and other signature drinks.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 567-0987. Seating is limited due to social distancing requirements. Lips is CDC compliant and facial coverings are required upon entry. Brunch is $24.95 per person plus an additional $10 cover charge that will go directly to Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

About Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 12,000 children with special healthcare needs in Broward County, annually. As a facility of Broward Health, CDTC’s mission is to promote the optimal health and well-being of children with special healthcare needs by providing comprehensive prevention, intervention and treatment services within a medical home environment. CDTC is a nationally recognized center of excellence offering a unique system of care for infants, children and youth with chronic illnesses, disabilities and developmental delays. For information, visit childrensdiagnostic.com.

About Lips Fort Lauderdale
Six nights a week and every Sunday afternoon, Lips serves up delicious food and Las Vegas- style drag entertainment. Lips is the perfect place for a bachelorette party or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or even a divorce with an amazing cast of characters, including show hostesses Amanda Austin, Daisy Deadpetals, Nicolette, Nicole Halliwell and Velvet LeNore. The fun never ends at Lips, with sister locations in New York, San Diego, Atlanta and Chicago. Lips is located at 1421 East Oakland Park Blvd. in Oakland Park, about one-mile east of I-95. For more information about Lips, call (954) 567-0987 or visit www.lipsusa.com.

The Salvation Army of Broward County Seasonal Bell Ringers Job Fair 11/4/20

The Salvation Army of Broward County Seasonal Bell Ringers Job Fair on November 4
Wednesday, 11/04/2020-, 10:00 am-01:00 pm
The Salvation Army of Broward County – Community Center
100 SW 9th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

The Salvation Army of Broward County is seeking to fill 125 seasonal paid bell ringer positions at its Holiday 2020 Job Fair on November 4. South Florida residents with a positive outlook and an affinity for philanthropy and fun are encouraged to apply.

Synonymous with the Christmas season, “ringing the bell” at a Salvation Army Red Kettle has been a tradition since 1895. It’s not just about ringing a bell, however. All proceeds from the Kettle stay in Broward County and support the Salvation Army’s feeding, shelter and social service programs. Last year, the nonprofit organization raised more than $213,205 for the Greater Fort Lauderdale community.

The Job Fair screenings will comply with CDC-approved COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and applicants will be required to wear a mask. Bell Ringers will be selected for employment for the holiday period of November 13 – December 24.

The Red Kettle Bell Ringers program is only part of the nonprofit organization’s efforts to help those less fortunate. Last year’s Angel Tree Program secured and distributed more than 8,046 toys to 1,061 families with diminished resources. The Salvation Army is actively assisting thousands of residents-in-need through its Food Pantry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Thursday, trusted Army experts provide non-perishable items and other pantry goods to more hundreds of underserved families. The organization also provides meals-to-go services for the homeless, its residents and other impoverished individuals.

The Salvation Army is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to “meeting human needs without discrimination.” For more information or to make a donation, visit www.salvationarmyflorida.org/fortlauderdale or call (954) 524-6991. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/Browardsalvationarmy, on Instagram @salvationarmybroward and on Twitter @SalArmyBroward.

6th Annual Streets Smarts Self Defense Workshop 10/24/20

6th Annual Streets Smarts Self Defense Workshop
Saturday, 10/24/2020-, 12:00 pm-02:00 pm
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Cost: 40.00

COCONUT GROVE, Florida – Now, in its 6th year, Sensei Carol White hosts the highly anticipated and motivational Streets Smarts Ultimate Self Defense Workshop in the first ever online (via Zoom) and in-person (with limited capacity) inside the White Tiger and Dragon Martial Arts Academy facility located at 3051 SW 28th Street, Miami, FL 33133 on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 6:30 PM and Saturday, October 24th, 2020 at 12:00 PM.

When you attend the one-hour action packed class, you learn the basics in self defense tips and techniques; starting with how to protect and defend yourself from attackers either in a standing position and/or from the ground – where 90% of attacks end up. This dynamic course gives you the confidence to defend yourself and feel safe in an unsafe world during these unprecedented times.

Sponsored by White Tiger and Dragon Martial Arts, all of the proceeds will benefit the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove’s Human Trafficking Committee. The per person cost of the course is $40 each day. Can’t make it? You are encouraged to support the cause by sponsoring a known trafficked woman with an opportunity to attend one of the two courses.

You won’t want to miss this annual Street Smarts Ultimate Self Defense Workshop and hone your skills that everyone must know!

Second Annual Art + Stroll (Virtual) 11/12/20

Second Annual Art + Stroll (Virtual)
Thursday, 11/12/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm

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Cost: $25 – $50

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
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Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) and BBX Capital proudly present the 2nd Annual ART + STROLL, a one-of-a-kind event featuring an art exhibition and entertainment.

This year via Zoom, participants will virtually view the artwork, purchase fabulous art for their homes, offices or as a holiday gift, and enjoy entertainment by Face the Music Foundation and NYSW Jazz Lounge safely from home while supporting arts and culture.

Proceeds from sales of the artwork directly benefit BFA’s innovative programs and local artists. Tickets are limited and priced at $25 for the Zoom link only and $50 for the Zoom link and a swag bag filled with Hoffman’s Chocolates, a bottle of Prosecco and other special treats.

During the event, as an added bonus, all ticketholders have a chance to win such prizes as tickets for two on a Spirit Airlines flight, tickets for two on a JetBlue flight and a Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach staycation package.

For additional information, please visit bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll.

Spooktacular Bingo and Costume Contest Benefiting RMHC of South Florida 10/30/20

Spooktacular Bingo and Costume Contest Benefiting RMHC of South Florida
Friday, 10/30/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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Cost: Visit Registration Site for Ticketing Options

RMHC of South Florida and Miami Mom Collective invite you to the first-ever Spooktacular Bingo & Costume Contest on Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. This virtual event is open to all ages and will allow participants to join from the comfort of their home via zoom. This event will feature several exciting rounds of Bingo, prizes, surprise guests and a fun costume contest!
Register now to join the fun! You will receive an e-mail with your bingo cards and the costume contest rules.
*To register, you must be 18+, any child under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult on camera.

4th Annual Imagine Miami Luncheon 9/30/20

4th Annual Imagine Miami Luncheon
Wednesday, 09/30/2020-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: $25-100

The Imagine Miami Luncheon is Catalyst Miami’s annual fundraising luncheon, and one of the most fun events of the year! Typically hosted at a beautiful Miami restaurant with 200 new and old friends, this year’s luncheon will take place during a 1-hour virtual event on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 12 p.m. During this fundraising event, Nadege Green will be honored with the 2020 Community Catalyst Award. We’ll also hear a bolero performance by multi-Grammy winning musician, John Daversa, and have a special guest appearance by actor, climate activist, and three-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo.

The 2020 Community Catalyst Award honoree, Nadege Green, is Director of Community Research and Storytelling at the Community Justice Project. She worked as a journalist in Miami for just over 10 years investigating how local government policies and actions—both historical and contemporary—impact everyday people. Her work centers around using analysis, data and narratives from the directly impacted to address housing inequities, climate justice, gun violence and other pressing issues in Miami-Dade County that disproportionately impact black and brown communities. Green believes in the power of teaching community storytelling as a means to educate, problem-solve and heal. She is a frequent lecturer and speaker in academic and community settings around disparities in Miami-Dade, local history and race. Green is a recipient of the Ruth Shack Leadership Award and the Florida ACLU Gene Miller Voice of Freedom Award. She’s also the proud mom of two amazing boys, Noah and Jacob.

Thank you to the following sponsors for all their support in making this year’s event a reality: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Weil, BAC Florida Bank, BankUnited, Northern Trust, Bank of America, Dr. Loretta, Alliance Bernstein, Citi, Mary & Tim Casey, DLF Attorneys, Beach Haus, Charmel Maynard, the Jain & Lagoa Foundation at The Miami Foundation, VITAS Healthcare, Capital One, Crabtree & Auslander, Lalchandani Simon PL, Miami Medical Consultants, Jason & April Pizzo, and PICT (Public Interest Computer & Technology). And a special thank you to Miami-based artist Nate Dee, Colony & Comb, Buena Vista Candle Co., Sage & Balm, and BeLoved Box for providing your products to be a part of this year’s Care Package, available to all those participating in this year’s virtual luncheon.

Your ticket purchase will support our work to provide paths to economic mobility, create community-led change, and more. To learn more about how you can attend, sponsor, or participate in this event, visit: bit.ly/4thImagineMiami

Spread Love Fundraising Campaign 9/5/20 – 10/31/20

Spread Love Fundraising Campaign
Friday, 09/05/2020-10/31/2020, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free to browse; unframed prints priced at $100

Business for the Arts Broward (BFA), a not-for-profit organization that brings business leaders together to advocate for arts and culture, has announced the launch of the Spread Love fundraising campaign in partnership with world-renowned artist Cey Adams. Proceeds from sales of signed limited edition prints of Adams’ Love mural in Omaha, Neb. will benefit BFA, allowing the organization to continue to expand innovative programming.

Only 100 of the archival 24×18 prints are available from this legendary artist. Priced at $100 each, they can be ordered online at https://business-for-the-arts-of-broward.square.site/s/shop beginning September 1. An optional convenience fee of $150 is available for buyers who wish to purchase framed copies. Additionally, $25 raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win either the first print of the edition (1/100) or an exclusive “artist’s proof” print.

The campaign will run through October 31 or until stock is sold out.

Village of Pinecrest Announces Covid Relief Concert Series: JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl 10/17/20

Village of Pinecrest Announces Covid Relief Concert Series: JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl
Saturday, 10/17/2020-04/10/2021, 08:00 pm-
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Cost: $15/single performance; $100/8-show series

The Village of Pinecrest in Miami-Dade County, Florida is proud to present ‘JazzAid Live from the Banyan Bowl’ to both help feed America and bring jazz masters to the homes and hearts of viewers nationwide. JazzAid Live from the Banyan Bowl will be available via pay-per-view, livestream and kick off with a live performance by international superstar Jon Secada, broadcast from the acoustically magnificent Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Additionally, as part of the extraordinary eight-show concert series, jazz fans will enjoy performances by 10-time Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval, jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, the world-renowned Glenn Miller Orchestra, award-winning trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, acclaimed saxophonist, singer and composer Grace Kelly, child prodigy Joey Alexander, and multi-Grammy Award winning The Manhattan Transfer. The cost is $15 for an individual performance and $100 for the eight-show jazz series. A generous percentage of the proceeds from the COVID-19 relief fundraiser will go directly to World Central Kitchen by Chef José Andrés. To purchase tickets, visit www.pinecrestgardens.org/jazzaid

11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156

(305) 669-6990 or asperez@pinecrest-fl.gov

Conquer & Cure benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Conquer & Cure benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation with Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation 10/16/20

Conquer & Cure benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Conquer & Cure benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation with Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
Friday, 10/16/2020-, 07:00 pm-
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The Conquer and Cure experience is an excellent example of the power the IBD community has when we come together. Join us for a three-part virtual night out, in the comfort and safety of your own home, and help make an impact in the lives of people living with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Get your groove on as DJ Michael Sarysz and NBC’s Sheli Muniz take you on a journey for your senses! Enjoy a signature cocktail creation compliments of Fiola Miami, cook along with celebrity chef Nick DiGiovanni from Master Chef and sing the night away with special performances by two fabulous Broadway superstars from the award-winning shows Hamilton and Wicked. Presented by Entertainment LIVEstyle, you will be enchanted by a live vocal performance and Q&A featuring Ryan Vasquez as Alexander Hamilton and Lindsay Pearce as Elphaba from Wicked. Reserve an exclusive Party Kit now! It is guaranteed to elevate your experience. Act fast, quantities are limited!

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Virtual Third Annual Kettle Krush 5K September 19 – 26 9/19/20

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Virtual Third Annual Kettle Krush 5K September 19 – 26
Saturday, 09/19/2020-09/26/2020, 12:00 am-
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Cost: $10 for kids (ages 2 – 8), $20 per participant (18 and under) and $25 for registrants (19 and over). Team registration is $20 per person for teams of three or more.

in your own space to “krush” poverty and homelessness in Broward County! The Salvation Army of Broward County will go virtual for its rescheduled third annual Kettle Krush 5K, September 19 – 26, designed to raise awareness and funds for families in need. Registration is open, now, at tinyurl.com/BrowardKettleKrush2020.

The Salvation Army serves over 15,000 Broward County residents, every year, and more than 70% of its funding comes directly from the community – individuals, groups and businesses.

The race is named after The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettles which are staffed during the holidays to collect funds for families in need. Last year, The Salvation Army of Broward County raised $213,205 in just five short weeks in November and December. In addition to the Kettle Krush 5K and the holiday Red Kettle program, The Salvation Army of Broward County feeds hundreds of families through its annual free Thanksgiving meal initiative in partnership with The Cheesecake Factory, and distributes over 8,000 gifts to over 2,100 children though its Angel Trees and Holiday Toy Shop.

Registration fees for the third annual Kettle Krush Virtual 5K are $10 for kids (ages 2 – 8), $20 per participant (18 and under) and $25 for registrants (19 and over). Team registration is $20 per person for teams of three or more. The first 100 participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt. T-shirts can be picked-up, in advance, during a special drive-through at The Salvation Army of Broward Area Command, 1445 West Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale, on Wednesday, September 16 (3 – 7 p.m.), Thursday, September 17 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and Friday, September 18 (4 p.m. – 8 p.m.).
The virtual event will feature a live leader board link updated every two minutes with real-time tabulation of overall, gender and age group categories provided by AccuChipUSA, Inc. and awards will be given to runners within the “top 3” categories and age groups.

During the virtual race time window, The Salvation Army of Broward encourages participants to email selfies, photos or short videos of their personal race with the hashtag #BrowardKettleKrush2020 for consideration to be posted on the organization’s social media sites. Participants can also display their chosen racecourse by uploading maps from the following fitness app trackers: Strava, Garmin, Polar, MapMyRun, RunKeeper, MovesCount, EndoMondo and TomTom Sports (course maps will be publicly viewable).

The Salvation Army of Broward County Virtual Kettle Krush 5K is sponsored by FPL, Fast Printz, Forney Construction, Edd Helms Group, Acme Barricades and Bimbo Bakeries.

For more information or to pledge additional monetary and/or sponsorship support, please contact Robert Beasley at (954) 712-2480 or email Robert.beasley@uss.salvationarmy.org.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to “meeting human needs without discrimination.” Since 1926, The Salvation Army has been active in Broward County serving thousands of our most needy community members. Today, it offers a number of vital programs including its Economic Stability Program, the Open Door Project emergency shelter, a food pantry, transitional family housing, New Beginnings for pregnant homeless women and disaster services. For more information, visit www.salvationarmyflorida.org/fortlauderdale or call (954) 524-6991.

The Salvation Army of Broward County Stuff the Bus Virtual School Supplies Drive in Conjunction with Walmart 8/7/20, 8/8/20

The Salvation Army of Broward County Stuff the Bus Virtual School Supplies Drive in Conjunction with Walmart
Friday, 08/07/2020-08/08/2020, 10:00 am-09:00 pm
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Cost: No Entry Fee

The Salvation Army of Broward County will launch its first local Stuff the Bus Virtual School Supplies Drive in conjunction with Walmart. The drive will kick-off on Monday, August 3, and will offer generous supporters several ways to donate – via Walmart’s online registry, through the organization’s secure donation portal and via drop-offs. All supplies will be distributed to school-aged children in need in Broward County just in time for the start of the new school year on
The Salvation Army of Broward County is currently seeking a variety of supplies including pencils, pens, calculators, paper, folders, spiral notebooks, binders, colored markers, glue sticks and more.
Individuals and businesses seeking to donate to The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Stuff the Bus Virtual School Supplies Drive may purchase items securely through https://tinyurl.com/StuffTheBus2020 or visit the following Walmart locations to shop and drop-off:

• 4700 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City, FL 33330
• 2500 W. Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
• 6001 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33076

Monetary donations can be made directly via The Salvation Army’s secure website at https://give.salvationarmyflorida.org/browardschoolsupplies.

Supplies may also be shipped to or dropped off through August 17 at The Salvation Army of Broward headquarters at 1445 W. Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.

In addition to its school supplies drive, The Salvation Army of Broward County is feeding thousands of residents-in-need through its Food Pantry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Thursday, trusted Army experts provide non-perishable items and other pantry goods to more hundreds of underserved families. The organization also provides meals-to-go services for the homeless, its residents and other impoverished individuals.

For more information, contact Robert Beasley, The Salvation Army of Broward County, at (954) 712-2480 or via email at Robert.beasley@uss.salvationarmy.org.

ManyOne Can. Walk with Us to Cure Lupus presented by GSK. 9/12/20

ManyOne Can. Walk with Us to Cure Lupus presented by GSK.
Saturday, 09/12/2020-, 12:00 am-11:30 pm
Website
Cost: Donation Requested

The Lupus Research Alliance is excited to announce the reimagination of our ManyOne Can. Walk with Us to Cure Lupus presented by GSK. This celebratory Virtual Walk experience will unite the entire lupus community as never before – behind one goal, on one day – Saturday, September 12, 2020.

We hope you will join your friends, family, colleagues, and thousands more in the lupus community for this unified Virtual Walk event. It doesn’t matter how, or when you do it, or even where you do it. Walk and Fundraise Your Way! Use social media and other great tools all summer long.

So, let’s rally our collective energies and continue to support the LRA mission – funding research that changes the lives of people with lupus. 100% of all money raised for LRA goes to lupus research programs.

Sun Pours Daylong – The Sunny Project 8/31/20

Sun Pours Daylong – The Sunny Project
Sunday, 07/31/2020-08/31/2020, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
Miami Design District
151 NE 41st St. Suite 133,
Miami, Florida, 33137
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Cost:

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

The Sunny Project presents Sun Pours Daylong, a physical exhibition running alongside an online print sale of Florida photos by 22 Florida photographers. Each contributing photographer has selected a local racial and/or social justice organization, and 100 percent of the proceeds from their respective print sales will go to their chosen organization. All available photos will be displayed as part of the exhibition.

BrightStar Credit Union Back to School Drive 7/29/20

BrightStar Credit Union Back to School Drive
Monday, 07/29/2020-08/21/2020, 08:00 am-06:00 pm
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Cost:

Due to the impact of COVID-19, Broward County’s largest back to school drive is going virtual and BrightStar Credit Union is one of this year’s proud participants. The virtual back to school drive is organized by the Broward Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of Broward County Public School students through the support of quality education.

Contributions will help provide an 18-piece basic school supply kit to every student in 112 Title I elementary schools in Broward County.

Donation options include:
Equip-A-Kid (1 student) for $10
Equip-A-Class (25 students) for $250
Equip-A-School (880 students) for $3,500
Each basic school supply kit is individually sealed for maximum safety.

For more information and to donate, people can visit https://browardedfoundation.org/BSCU/.

6th Annual Virtual Art and Soul is Extended Through August 31 6/1/20 – 8/31/20

6th Annual Virtual Art and Soul is Extended Through August 31
Monday, 06/01/2020-08/31/2020, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Business for the Arts of Broward’s (BFA) 6th Annual Art & Soul event, which moved to a virtual format due to COVID-19 in May, has been extended for three more months. Art from local artists can now be purchased online through August 31.

Juried artwork sized at 12″ x 12″, 20” x 20” or 30” x 30” are specially priced from $200 to $500.

Since the virtual Art & Soul kicked off, several pieces of art have been sold including to buyers from California to New York.

Art & Soul is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to Art & Soul, including the free Arts Mean Business speaker series, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll.

The stage is set for Lips Fort Lauderdale to responsibly welcome back fans on Thursday 6/25/20

The stage is set for Lips Fort Lauderdale to responsibly welcome back fans
Thursday, 06/25/2020 – 07:00 pm –
Lips Fort Lauderdale
1421 E Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33334
Website
Cost: 30 for dinner and the show
ENFORCING SOCIAL DISTANCING: YES
ENFORCING MASK WEARING: YES
PROVIDING HAND SANITIZER: YES

Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, is excited to welcome the community back to the perfect place for any celebration when it officially reopens at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, in compliance with local and state COVID 19 guidelines. In the tradition of Lips, the incredible cast will sashay on stage, deliver delicious dining options and pour signature drinks from Thursday through Saturday nights and for Sunday Brunch, until further notice. Sales from the reopening night will benefit all Lips employees as they make their glamorous return.

“Lips is proud to reconnect with our loyal customers and welcome newcomers to experience our unique brand of dining and entertainment,” said Yvonne Lamé, Lips founder and co-owner. “We are extremely grateful for the support from this community over the past 12 years and we hope to continue celebrating special occasions and life for years to come.”

In keeping with the tradition of Lips’ nightly themed shows, the reopening will kick off with “Dinner with the Divas.” Lips’ talented cast of characters will impersonate past and present divas such as Cher, Pink, Donna Summer, Nikki Minaj and many others. Other theme nights include Game Night (Tuesday), Twisted Broadway (Wednesday), Glitz & Glam (Friday and Saturday), “Dinner with the Divas” (Thursday and Sunday) and Lips’ drag-a-licious Gospel Brunch (Sunday).

Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner from a popular drag-themed menu of salads, appetizers and entrees, including Chicken Marsala, Atlantic Salmon, Baby Back Ribs, Garden Vegetable Curry, Mushroom or Lobster Ravioli. Lips also offers a full bar serving its world-famous frozen cosmos and other tasty specialty drinks.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 567-0987. Limited seating is available. Follow us on Facebook @LipsFTL and Instagram @lipsfla, or visit www.lipsusa.com for more information.

About Lips Fort Lauderdale
Six nights a week and every Sunday afternoon, Lips serves up delicious food and Las Vegas- style drag entertainment. Lips is the perfect place for a bachelorette party or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or even a divorce with an amazing cast of characters, including show hostesses Amanda Austin, Daisy Deadpetals, Nicolette, Nicole Halliwell, Twa La Rouge and Velvet LeNore. The fun never ends at Lips, with sister locations in New York, San Diego, Atlanta and Chicago. Lips is located at 1421 East Oakland Park Blvd. in Oakland Park, about one-mile east of I-95. For more information about Lips, call (954) 567-0987 or visit www.lipsusa.com.

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Third Annual Kettle Krush 5K 7/25/20

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Third Annual Kettle Krush 5K
Saturday, 07/25/2020 – 06:00 am – 10:00 am
Markham Park
16001 W. State Rd. 84
Sunrise Florida 33323
RSVP / Register
Cost:

Run for a reason at The Salvation Army of Broward County’s third annual Kettle Krush 5K set for Saturday, July 25, from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m., at Markham Park (16001 W. State Rd. 84 in Sunrise). This annual “Christmas in July” summer fun run is a family event designed to raise money and awareness to “krush” poverty and homelessness in Broward County. The racecourse will be timed by AccuChipUSA, Inc. and awards will be given to runners within the “top 3” categories and age groups. A FREE race t-shirt will be given to all registrants.

The Salvation Army serves over 15,000 Broward County residents, every year, and more than 70% of its funding comes directly from the community – individuals, groups and businesses.

The race is named after The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettles which are staffed during the holidays to collect funds for families in need. Last year, The Salvation Army of Broward County raised $213,205 in just five short weeks in November and December. In addition to the Kettle Krush 5K and the holiday Red Kettle program, The Salvation Army of Broward County feeds hundreds of families through its annual free Thanksgiving meal initiative in partnership with The Cheesecake Factory, and distributes over 8,000 gifts to over 2,100 children though its Angel Trees and Holiday Toy Shop.

Advance registration fees for the Kettle Krush 5K are $10 for kids ages 2 – 8 (100 m – Kid’s Fun Run), $20 per participant 18 and under and $25 for registrants 19 and over. A month prior to the event, prices will increase. Individuals and teams can sign-up at https://tinyurl.com/KettleKrush2020.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please call Alyse Gossman at (954) 712-2431 or email alyse.gossman@uss.salvationarmy.org.

6th Annual Art & Soul Goes Virtual 5/1/20 – 5/31/20

6th Annual Art & Soul Goes Virtual
Friday, 05/01/2020 – 05/31/2020 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
BFA's Website (Virtual Event)

Florida
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) has moved the 6th Annual Art & Soul to a virtual event for the community to support the arts and artists in our community.

Juried artwork sized at 12″ x 12″, 20” x 20” or 30” x 30” are specially priced from $200 to $500.

Art & Soul is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to Art & Soul, including the free Arts Mean Business speaker series, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll.

11th Annual Blue Martini Golf Invitational Benefiting A Prom to Remember at Fort Lauderdale Country Club 3/23/20

11th Annual Blue Martini Golf Invitational Benefiting A Prom to Remember at Fort Lauderdale Country Club
Monday, 03/23/2020 – 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale Country Club
415 Country club Circle,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33317
RSVP / Register
Cost: $400 per person

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale will host its 11th annual Golf Invitational to benefit A Prom to Remember on Monday, March 23, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., at Fort Lauderdale Country Club, the oldest private country club in Broward County. A Prom to Remember is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the ultimate prom experience for teens who have been affected by cancer, at no-cost to their families.

Funds from this tournament will help to create this year’s prom on May 8 at the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. Over 200 teens will experience an unforgettable night with Miami Dolphin players, Miami Heat and Miami Hurricane cheerleaders/dancers along with local celebrities, DJs and more.

The tournament format consists of registration and lunch at 11 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start for a four-person scramble. A silent auction with luxury items awards ceremony and dinner will be held at 6 p.m. This will be the first charitable tournament to be held on Fort Lauderdale Country Club’s newly renovated North Course.

The North Course project, overseen by Kipp Schulties, principal architect of Kipp Schulties Golf Design (KSGD), underwent an extensive renovation including replacement of the greens and the provision of tees between 4,800 yards and 7,100 yards, making the course more enjoyable for both men and women of all abilities. The upgrades created an elevated level of excitement for members adding to the facility’s 18-Hole, Par 72 South Course which was built in 1926, remodeled twice and is often home to many corporate and non-profit events, annually.

In the Broward County area, which has numerous golf courses, Fort Lauderdale Country Club is a select private club that offers 36-holes of manicured championship golf in a forested park-like setting. Visually, the Club is truly a unique oasis as fairways are lined with stately native trees and colorful beds of flowers, as opposed to houses.

The Blue Martini Golf Invitational at Fort Lauderdale Country Club is also sponsored by Cheney Brothers, Daoud’s Fine Jewelry, WSVN and Ultimate Software.

The golf fee to participate in the 11th Annual Blue Martini is $400 per person or $1,600 for a Corporate Sponsorship foursome which includes a tee or a green sign and company recognition. Fees includes lunch, greens fees and golf cart, a golfer’s gift bag, day-of-event contests, on-course beverages and the awards dinner and ceremony. Golf club rentals are available for an additional fee. Registration is required by visiting http://bit.ly/APTRGolfTourney2020 or by calling 877-385-7766.

For additional sponsorship opportunities and more information, please email info@apromtoremember.org.

Rhythm and Flow Yoga and Live Drumming 3/12/20

Rhythm and Flow Yoga and Live Drumming
Thursday, 03/12/2020 – 05:30 pm –
The Trump Spa at Trump National Doral
8755 NW 36 Street,
Doral, Florida 33178
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Cost: A $15 donation benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is appreciated.

Join us for a special night of yoga and live music, featuring local musicians from Rhythms of Unity at Trump National Doral Miami’s Trump Spa.  Enjoy an hour-long live drumming session and a guided yoga class at sunset, followed by complimentary paella tastings by Bulla Gastrobar accompanied by Jnsq. wines. An exclusive, members-only raffle will be held for all in attendance to receive a 60-minute Fire & Ice Massage.

The event is scheduled to take place at the *spa lawn and please bring your own yoga mat. Registration begins at 5:30 pm and the event begins at 6:00 pm. For more information or to reserve a spot, please call 305-717-6303.

A $15 donation benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is appreciated.
 
*May be relocated due to availability.  

Lips’ “Night of Stars” is the Official SMART Ride Kick-Off Fundraiser 3/5/20

Lips’ “Night of Stars” is the Official SMART Ride Kick-Off Fundraiser
Thursday, 03/05/2020 – 07:00 pm –
Lips Fort Lauderdale
1421 E Oakland Park Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334
RSVP / Register
Cost: $50- $75

Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, will once again present “A Night of Stars,” as the official kick-off fundraiser for the annual SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride 2020), a 165 Mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West planned for this November.

Five celebrity guest servers will be dishing out great food and fun alongside Lips’ very own cast of characters as SMART Ride supporters are dazzled by divas. Chosen for their commitment to the annual bicycling event, Austin Bergman, Rene Cantu, Jeff Honour, Robert Moelius and Carol Moran will camp it up table by table to earn extra tips for the cause.

Lips will present it popular divas impersonator show with witty mistress of ceremonies Nicolette, who regularly hosts every Thursday and Friday nights plus Sunday brunches. Lips leading ladies will entertain as Aretha Franklin, Reba McEntire, Rihanna and Pink with a special guest appearance by Michael Dean as Cher.

Reservations are required for Lips’ “A Night of Stars” to benefit SMART Ride. Tickets are $50 per person, which includes a three-course dinner with soft drinks, gratuity and the show cover charge. A $75 VIP level enjoys the same, plus premium seating and one complimentary drink.

To reserve your seats for Lips’ “A Night of Stars” in support of SMART Ride, please call SMART Ride at (866) 696-7701 or visit www.thesmartride.org/product.stars2019/.

Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala 3/14/20

Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala
Saturday, 03/14/2020 – 07:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Mandarin Oriental Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: $450.00

Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala on Saturday, March 14th at the Mandarin Oriental Miami with a cocktail hour beginning at 7 PM filled with curated hors d’oeuvres. Enjoy a glamorous black tie evening of champagne and a seated dinner, followed with a live auction sponsored by the Bal Harbour Shops where all proceeds will benefit scholarships and mentors for the Women of Tomorrow organization.
It will truly be a night to remember and we hope to see you there!
Please note this is a ticketed event. Purchase tickets here: https://45898.thankyou4caring.org/pages/2020AnnualGala

International Women’s Day: Breathe, Brunch, and Beats 3/8/20

International Women’s Day: Breathe, Brunch, and Beats
Sunday, 03/08/2020 – 03/08/2020 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach,
Miami, Florida 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: 60

On March 8th, pass by 1 Hotel South Beach from 12:00PM – 3:00 PM to celebrate International Women’s Day with yoga, brunch, and live beats! This event will be co-hosted with Haute Living Magazine. The yoga portion of the event will be hosted at Anatomy by yoga instructor Sandy who will be teaching a powerful Vinyasa flow. After yoga, swing by Habitat for a light brunch, that will include a welcome cocktail, a healthy brunch display, and a choice of 2 glasses of Font Freye Rosé, Frosé, or a Specialty cocktail. After brunch there will be an animal spirit card reading. Moreover,The Breathe, Brunch & Beats event will provide live beats by female DJ, Pam Jones. Tickets for this event run for $60 and a percentage of the ticket proceeds will be donated to Lotus House Women’s Shelter.

FHV Legal Rotary Golf Classic benefiting the Rotary Club of Weston Scholarship Fund 4/17/20

FHV Legal Rotary Golf Classic benefiting the Rotary Club of Weston Scholarship Fund
Friday, 04/17/2020 – 06:30 am – 02:00 pm
The Club at Weston Hills
2600 Country Club Way,
Weston, Florida 33332
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Cost: $100

Fort Lauderdale-based Freedland Harwin Valori, PL, (FHV) a consumer justice law firm, is serving as the Title Sponsor of the 33rd annual FHVLegal.com Rotary Golf Classic benefiting the Rotary Club of Weston scholarship fund at The Club at Weston Hills. This is the 13th consecutive year that FHV is serving as the Title Sponsor of the event. Longtime Weston resident Michael Freedland, Esq., founding partner of the Freedland Harwin Valori, PL, is leading the sponsorship. He is a former president of the Rotary Club of Weston and has chaired the event for many years.

The golf tournament includes a continental breakfast, breakfast burrito bar, awards luncheon banquet/open bar, complimentary on-course beverages, green fees, use of shared golf cart, official tournament golf ball, practice range and putting green, foursome photo, bag service, official FHVLegal.com Golf Classic golf shirt, and over $100 worth of merchandise per golfer.

To date, the event has raised approximately $1.5 million in scholarships for the Rotary Club of Weston scholarship fund, which supports local high school seniors who are attending college. One hundred percent of net tournament proceeds go toward the scholarships, presented to outstanding seniors from Cypress Bay High School, Western High School, The Sagemont School and HANDY.

This year, the cocktail reception will be held at the Drawdown event on April 16 at The Club at Weston Hills. Approximately 400 guests are expected at the event, which will feature an array of drinks, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment; a $10,000 raffle, silent auction and much more.

When:
Thursday, April 16: Cocktail Reception & Drawdown
6:30 p.m.: Welcome
7 p.m.: Drawdown
8 p.m.: Live Auction
8:30 p.m.: $5,000 Raffle

Friday, April 17: Golf Tournament
6:30 a.m.: Registration & breakfast
8:00 a.m.: Driving range closes
8:15 a.m.: Shotgun starts
1 p.m.: Awards banquet

Where:
The Club at Weston Hills
2600 Country Club Way, Weston, FL 33332

Why:
To support the local community in raising funds that will go towards the Rotary Club of Weston’s scholarship program, and offer an enjoyable day of golf, as well as a cocktail reception.

Cost:
Individual Golfer: $600 (one tournament golfer, one ticket to the Tournament’s Awards Luncheon, two tickets to the drawdown and cocktail event)

Tournament Awards Luncheon (Non Golfers): $100 (one ticket to the Tournament’s Awards Luncheon)

Additional sponsorship packages are available and can be found at www.westonrotarygolf.com.

How:
Visit westonrotarygolf.com to sign up and for more information. If you have any additional questions, please email golf@westonrotary.com.

About Freedland Harwin Valori, PL
Freedland Harwin Valori, PL is a consumer justice law firm that has been involved in some of the nation’s most significant litigation. Its practice areas include medical malpractice, defective drugs and medical devices, nursing home negligence, birth injury, auto accidents, and premises liability. Freedland Harwin Valori’s main office is located at 110 SE 6th Street, #2300, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Its Weston office is located at 2400 N. Commerce Parkway, #109, Weston, FL 33326. To reach Freedland Harwin Valori, call (954) 467-6400. For more information, visit www.fhvlegal.com.

Leap Over Cancer 2/29/20

Leap Over Cancer
Saturday, 02/29/2020 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Tap 42 Coral Springs
8300 NW 36th St,
Doral, Florida 33166
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Cost:

Leap over Cancer at Tap 42 this Saturday, February 29! This leap day, Tap 42 is partnering with The Dolphins Cancer Challenge to conquer cancer and give support to those who have been affected by it. For every Bottomless Brunch sold from 11 am to 3 pm at all Tap 42 locations, $5 will be donated to the charity organization. The $25 Bottomless Brunch includes, bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Funky Buddha Floridian & 42 Hazy Daze.

Leap Over Cancer 2/29/20

Leap Over Cancer
Saturday, 02/29/2020 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Tap 42 Doral
3535 NW 83rd Ave,
Doral, Florida 33122
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Cost:

Leap over Cancer at Tap 42 this Saturday, February 29! This leap day, Tap 42 is partnering with The Dolphins Cancer Challenge to conquer cancer and give support to those who have been affected by it. For every Bottomless Brunch sold from 11 am to 3 pm at all Tap 42 locations, $5 will be donated to the charity organization. The $25 Bottomless Brunch includes, bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Funky Buddha Floridian & 42 Hazy Daze.

Leap Over Cancer 2/29/20

Leap Over Cancer
Saturday, 02/29/2020 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale
1411 South Andrews Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33166
Website
Cost:

Leap over Cancer at Tap 42 this Saturday, February 29! This leap day, Tap 42 is partnering with The Dolphins Cancer Challenge to conquer cancer and give support to those who have been affected by it. For every Bottomless Brunch sold from 11 am to 3 pm at all Tap 42 locations, $5 will be donated to the charity organization. The $25 Bottomless Brunch includes, bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Funky Buddha Floridian & 42 Hazy Daze.

Leap Over Cancer 2/29/20

Leap Over Cancer
Saturday, 02/29/2020 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Tap 42 Aventura
19565 Biscayne Blvd,
Aventura, Florida 33180
Website
Cost: $0 – $25

Leap over Cancer at Tap 42 this Saturday, February 29! This leap day, Tap 42 is partnering with The Dolphins Cancer Challenge to conquer cancer and give support to those who have been affected by it. For every Bottomless Brunch sold from 11 am to 3 pm at all Tap 42 locations, $5 will be donated to the charity organization. The $25 Bottomless Brunch includes, bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Funky Buddha Floridian & 42 Hazy Daze.

Orphans World-Wide Black-Tie Fundraiser 3/14/20

Orphans World-Wide Black-Tie Fundraiser
Saturday, 03/14/2020 – 06:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Eden Roc Hotel
4525 Collins Ave,,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Website
Cost: 250

Orphans Worldwide Organization cordially invites you to attend our first fundraising event to celebrate 35 years of service to humanity, March 14 from 6 PM to midnight. Enjoy an Exceptional Evening of Elegance, Black Tie Fundraising event in the heart of Miami Beach in the Luxurious Eden Roc Hotel. Come and celebrate 35 years of service to humanity and enjoy this all-inclusive Gala with premium open bar and international entertainment with José Fajardo Jr and his orchestra, silent and live auction, media and much more.

Orphans World Wide is a Global Charity organization that has been saving the lives of children around the world for over three decades with the sole financial support of one family. Orphans Worldwide (Orphans Global) is a globally recognized organization, which travels across the globe and finds the most vulnerable and abandoned children to provide care without any boundaries or restrictions. Their love and giving have no limit. Race, color, religion, and nationality do not affect the quality of care they provide. The OWW organization provides food, clothing, shoes, toys, hygiene supplies for young teenage girls, and school supplies, along with medical and surgical care. Hence, the one family that has been funding the entire organization without receiving any donations has decided to spread their wings to one million more children for the next 5 years. To achieve this goal, they would need the support of many more people than the supporting 6 siblings. The love and hope that the one family had implanted in thousands of children worldwide, can be spread to millions more with your help and support. Please help us “Change the world, one life at a time.”

Full particulars may be found, and reservations made, at http://orphansglobal.org/. For donations call us at (305) 788-5078.

Funding Arts Broward Spring Luncheon to Feature Miami City Ballet’s Lourdes Lopez at Broward Center for the Performing Arts 3/10/20

Funding Arts Broward Spring Luncheon to Feature Miami City Ballet’s Lourdes Lopez at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, 03/10/2020 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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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 Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 10, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The luncheon will feature special guest speaker Lourdes Lopez, artistic director of Miami City Ballet. A Q & A with the company’s dancers will follow the presentation.
Lourdes Lopez was recently named one of “The Most Influential People in Dance Today” by Dance magazine. She became artistic director of Miami City Ballet in 2012, bringing with her a nearly 40-year career in dance, television, teaching and arts management. Under Lopez’s direction, Miami City Ballet has become one of the country’s premier ballet companies.

As a soloist and principal dancer with New York City Ballet, Lopez danced for two legends of the art form, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Lopez is a former WNBC-TV cultural arts reporter and senior faculty member and director of student placement, student evaluation and curriculum planning at New York’s Ballet Academy East. She served on the dance faculty of Barnard College and guest taught at numerous dance institutions and festivals in the United States. In 2002, she became the executive director of the George Balanchine Foundation, and subsequently co-founded The Cuban Artists Fund, which supports Cuban and Cuban-American artists in their endeavors. In 2007 she received an award from the American Immigration Law Foundation honoring Cuban Americans for their accomplishments and contributions to American society. Lopez also co-founded Morphoses with Christopher Wheeldon in 2007 — a New York-based dance company aiming to revitalize dance through innovative collaborations with important artists from the worlds of music, visual arts, design, film and fashion; and by inviting younger and broader audiences to engage in and actively experience dance.

In 2014 Lopez was elected to serve on the Ford Foundation’s board of trustees, marking the first time an artist was elected to serve on its board and in 2011, she received the prestigious Jerome Robbins Award for her years in dance. She has served as a dance panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts.

FAB! Spring Luncheon tickets are $55 (members and non-members). To purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/FABSpringLunch2020. To learn more about FAB! including how to become a member or support the arts, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

About Funding Arts Broward (FAB!)
Funding Arts Broward, (FAB!) is a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, Florida. FAB!’s mission is to enrich the local community by funding programming for 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. More information about FAB! can be found at www.fundingartsbroward.org.

10th Anniversary Ultimate Software presents the Salah Foundation & UBS Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k brought to you by Memorial Healthcare System 4/26/20

10th Anniversary Ultimate Software presents the Salah Foundation & UBS Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k brought to you by Memorial Healthcare System
Sunday, 04/26/2020 – 06:00 am – 10:00 am
Huizenga Plaza
32 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: 5K Runner Adult & Youth: $25 until 3/28/20 at 6 p.m. $35 after Walker Adult: $25 until 3/28/20 at 6 p.m. $30 after Walker Youth (ages 5-18): $20 until 3/28/20 at 6 p.m. $25 after Participants can sign up as an adult or youth virtual walker if they cannot attend the event in person but still wish to fundraise. Virtual Walker Adult: $25 until 3/28/20 at 6 p.m. $30 after Virtual Walker Youth (ages 5 – 18): $20 until 3/28/20 at 6 p.m. $25 after

Who/What:
Thousands of walkers and runners will make strides in the ongoing fight against drunk driving during the 10th Anniversary Ultimate Software presents the Salah Foundation & UBS Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k brought to you by Memorial Healthcare System on Sunday, April 26. This event is MADD Broward County’s annual signature fundraising event in support of its mission to end drunk driving. Walk Like MADD events take place in over 90 cities across the U.S., including Fort Lauderdale.

The day’s festivities will also include children’s activities, an awards ceremony, live musical performances and vendor/educational booths. The event will be attended by dignitaries including Founder and Volunteer Chairperson Heather Geronemus, MADD CEO Adam Vanek, and honorary chairs Matthew ‘Whiz’ Buckley and Major Robert Chandler.

Since it was established in 2011, this event has raised over $2 million that stays in our community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving, making it the most successful grassroots fundraiser in the history of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. All event proceeds benefit MADD Broward & Palm Beach’s community education, victim support services and youth programs.

“Drunk driving is still the largest traffic safety crisis in America and this event helps raise awareness and funds so that we can see a future with no more victims,” said Geronemus, who established and chaired the Fort Lauderdale event since 2011. Her late father, Dr. Robert Perry Geronemus, was struck and killed by a drunk driver in 2009. “We are thankful for this community that has supported Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k over the past ten years.”
Event sponsors include Signature Sponsor Ultimate Software; Title Sponsors Salah Foundation and UBS; Presenting Sponsor Memorial Healthcare System; State Safety Champion Sponsor Alert Today Florida; Road Guardian Sponsors Aetna, Broward Sheriff’s Foundation and Weinstein Law; Corporate Champion Sponsors BBX Capital, La Croix, Office Depot, OnPoint and SaferWatch; Spotlight Sponsors AAA, The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, Broward College, Crowe, Greenspoon Marder and Westway Towing; In-Kind Sponsor Hoffman’s Chocolates.

Registration: 6–7 a.m.
Event time: 7:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Race start time: 7:30 a.m.
Children’s 100m MADD Dash start time: 9 a.m.

To register for the 10th Anniversary Ultimate Software presents the Salah Foundation & UBS Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k brought to you by Memorial Healthcare System, visit www.walklikemadd.org/fortlauderdale.

Event sponsorships are available. Awards will be given for top fundraiser, top team (private and corporate), as well as overall and age-group awards for 5K finishers.

For the most up-to-date event information, visit www.facebook.com/MADDDashFortLaud.

25th Annual History Fort Lauderdale History Makers Fundraiser Honoring The Denison Family & Marine Industries Association of South Florida 3/31/20

25th Annual History Fort Lauderdale History Makers Fundraiser Honoring The Denison Family & Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Tuesday, 03/31/2020 – 06:00 pm –
Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina
2301 SE 17th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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Cost: $100

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will host its 25th annual History Makers fundraiser on Tuesday, March 31, at 6 p.m., at the Superyacht Pavilion facility on the south grounds of Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina (2301 SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale). This year’s honorees are The Denison Family (Broward Marine), Broward County yachting industry forerunners, who will receive a History Makers Pioneer Family Award and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), which will be honored with a Legacy Business Award for its 60 years of industry and service at the event that commends individuals and companies who have made an impact on the growth of the City of Fort Lauderdale. Previous History Maker honorees have included The Forman Family, “Alligator Ron” Bergeron, City Commissioner Steven Glassman, developer Dev Motwani, H. Wayne Huizenga, Chris Evert and Jimmy Evert, The Sun-Sentinel, Winterfest and Susan and Buddy Lochrie.

The Denison’s company, Broward Marine, and its workforce, were largely responsible for much of the marine industry that developed over the course of their 50 years of yacht construction that started on the south fork of the New River in Fort Lauderdale. In 1948, on their honeymoon, Frank and Gertrude Denison decided to buy a boat yard on the New River and shortly, thereafter, became the largest employer in Broward County, as well as the largest defense contractor in Florida. The contracts they secured for the construction of US Navy minesweepers during this time period led to the construction of large motor yachts. The Denison’s yachting business, launched in the early 1950s with the construction of the largest yacht built in the US, post WWII, the ALISA V, eventually led them to become most prolific large yacht builder in the world in 1993. The first of only two yacht builders in the US to have received this recognition.

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) is the largest marine trade organization in the Southeast United States dedicated to promoting, protecting, and growing the 111,000 middle class jobs in Broward County and 142,000 jobs regionally in marine businesses promoting boating lifestyles from family cruising and fishing to yachts and the goods and services that sustain them, driving the economic output to $8.9 billion in Broward County and $12 billion regionally. Created in 1961, the nonprofit trade group is focused on the sound growth of the marine industry in the South Florida Region to benefit its members, their customers, communities and the environment. The Association has over 500 members in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties and is the owner of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Through the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, advocacy efforts, programs and services of MIASF have combined to raise the professionalism of the industry and awareness of its impact and contributions by the public, elected, and regulatory officials at the local, state, and federal levels. Members have fostered a reputation for the region to be known as the goods and service center of the world for the yachting and marine community.

This year’s event will also celebrate the city’s 109th birthday with cocktails, food stations and entertainment.

Tickets for this year’s 25th anniversary History Makers fundraiser are $100 (online service charges not included) and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/HFLHistoryMakers2020 or via email at info@flhc.org. Tickets are limited.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

Vibes For The Islands 3/28/20

Vibes For The Islands
Saturday, 03/28/2020 – 08:00 pm – 02:00 am
ToeJam Backlot
150 NW 21st St,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $35-$80

This March, the Sandals Foundation alongside The Coca-Cola Company is bringing their annual concert from the Caribbean to the states with their 4th annual live concert, featuring special guests Protoje & The Indiggnation, Agent Sasco and The Sound Agents and DJs Dutty Dex and Richie D.
All net proceeds raised from this event will support a rebuilding project for the children in the Northern Bahamas.
The event will take place on March 28, 2020 at Toejam Backlot in the Miami’s Wynwood Art District from 8pm to 2am.
For more information on how you can help out please contact the Sandals Foundation at foundation@grp.sandals.com

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services to Host Disco Nights Gala 4/18/20

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services to Host Disco Nights Gala
Saturday, 04/18/2020 – 04/18/2020 07:30 pm – 12:00 am
JW Mariott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: Visit our event website to learn more about our sponsorships and ticket purchases.

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Inc., the only 24-hour emergency shelter for children in crisis ages 10-17, invites you to attend Disco Nights Gala presented by Ryder System, Inc. and PepsiCo on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Miami Bridge’s annual signature fundraising event celebrates the organization’s community outreach programs and services that promote positive youth development as well as strengthen and support families in need.

This year’s theme will be “Disco Nights.” Enjoy delicious food and a special performance by “Lime,” the Canadian Hi-NRG, electronic/ dance/ pop band from Quebec who has produced internationally popular disco hits. Guests will enjoy the feel of a true discothèque complete with an LED dance floor, photo booth station, roller skater entertainers, and “Studio 2020” VIP area. Mingle among the gala’s top-tier sponsors like TD Bank, Coastal Construction Company, The Law Offices of Nicole M. Kennedy, GrayRobinson, P.A., and many more.

Art of the Party Presented by Valentino 3/7/2020

Art of the Party Presented by Valentino
Saturday, 03/07/2020 – 09:30 pm – 12:30 am
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: 150

Pérez Art Museum Miami’s largest fundraiser of the year, conceptualized by Lee Brian Schrager, features unique experiences that showcase the world-class museum’s signature architecture and celebrates Miami.

Join us for a late night dance party under the stars on the waterfront promenade, enjoying cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres, and decadent desserts.

Event proceeds help fund Pérez Art Museum Miami’s educational and outreach programs.

CREW Miami’s Inaugural Golf Tournament 3/6/20

CREW Miami’s Inaugural Golf Tournament
Friday, 03/06/2020 – 10:30 am – 07:30 pm
Melreese Golf Country Club
1802 NW 37th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33125
RSVP / Register
Cost:

All are invited to join CREW Miami’s (Commercial Real Estate Women Miami) for its inaugural Golf Tournament! In honor of International Women’s Day, part of the proceeds will go to The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade.

Enjoy a day of networking and entertainment followed by dinner at the beautiful Melreese Golf Country Club in Coral Gables. Invite clients and partners to create a foursome or join as an individual golfer to create new connections. Golf Clinic and dinner-only options are also available. Check CREW Miami’s website for full details.

Schedule:
10:30 – 11:30 AM: Golfer Registration
Noon – 5:30 PM: Shotgun Start
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Clinic Registration
3:00 – 4:30 PM: Clinic
5:30 – 7:30 PM: Dinner

Registration:
Foursome Package – $1,000
Foursome Package & Hole Sponsorship – $1,300
Individual Golfer – $250
Clinic & Dinner Package – $125
Clinic Only – $75
Dinner Only – $75
Golf Club Rental – $60 per set, limited quantities available
Registration ends Monday, March 2nd

Miami Take Steps Walk 4/25/20

Miami Take Steps Walk
Saturday, 04/25/2020 – 09:30 am – 12:00 pm
Maurice A. Ferré Park
1075 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost:

Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis is the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. Join us at Maurice A. Ferré Park as we walk to raise crucial research dollars for the 3.1 million of people fighting Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. It’s a day for the IBD community to come together to EMPOWER, INSPIRE, & CONNECT with each other and to solidify the fact that NO ONE is ever alone in this fight. Make your impact & register today! We will have food, drinks, music, & much more! Bring your family & friends too!

Contact Joany Meurice, Take Steps Walk Manager, for more information or with any questions at jmeurice@crohnscolitisfoundation.org or (786)348-4277

2020 Miss Cuba U.S. & Señorita Cuba 2/28/20

2020 Miss Cuba U.S. & Señorita Cuba
Friday, 02/28/2020 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Teatro de Bellas Artes
2173 Southwest 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Website
Cost: $25

2020 Miss Cuba U.S. & Senorita Cuba Pageant Final Gala
The second edition of Miss Cuba US will take place on Friday February 28, 2020 at Teatro de Bellas Artes. Contestants will compete in Opening Number, Swimwear, Creative Fashion Wear, and Evening Gown. The winners will have numerous of appearances throughout the year with charitable causes, photo shoots, fashion shows, and red carpet events and have the chance to advance to compete in a national and international level competitions.
La segunda edición de Miss Cuba US tendrá lugar el viernes 28 de Febrero de 2020 en el Teatro de Bellas Artes. Los concursantes competirán en número de apertura, traje de baño, moda creativa y traje de noche. Los ganadores tendrán numerosas apariciones a lo largo del año con causas benéficas, sesiones de fotos, desfiles de moda y eventos de alfombra roja y tendrán la oportunidad de avanzar para competir en competiciones de nivel nacional e internacional.
For more information you can visit the websites at www.misscubaus.com contact the director Fatima Coello at 305-753-1223 or via email at misscubaus@gmail.com
Para obtener más información, puede visitar los sitios web de www.misscubaus.com ponerse en contacto con la directora Fatima Coello al 305-753-1223 o por correo electrónico en misscubaus@gmail.com
Titleholders Traveling Royalties of 2019 / 2020 are welcome to attend in Sash and Crown.
Tickets sales, $25 in advance, $35 at the door.
Children under age 12, $10 in advance and at the door.

PAMM’s Seventh Annual Art + Soul 2/15/20

PAMM’s Seventh Annual Art + Soul
Saturday, 02/15/2020 – 02/16/2020 06:15 pm – 01:00 am
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost:

Save the date for Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Seventh Annual Art + Soul, celebrating the fund for African American Art.

Benefactor Ticket Package
Become a Benefactor-level supporter and receive two tickets to the cocktail reception and seated dinner, access to the Reveal and private lounge seating at the Celebration including champagne.

Cocktails + Dinner | 6:15pm
Join us for a cocktail reception and seated dinner with a menu prepared by celebrity chef Amaris Jones. Includes access to Reveal and Celebration.

Reveal | 9pm
Enjoy a champagne toast and lively program as PAMM unveils the Ambassadors’ most recent art acquisition. Includes access to Celebration

Celebration | 9:30pm
The party continues with a live performance by “Best New Artist” Grammy-nominee Tank and the Bangas, DJ sets by Pam Jones, open galleries, cocktails and canapés, and dancing under the stars.

4Ward Americas – LGBTQI Human Rights, Business Expo and Life Symposium 2/14/20, 2/15/20

4Ward Americas – LGBTQI Human Rights, Business Expo and Life Symposium
Friday, 02/14/2020 – 02/15/2020 09:00 am – 06:30 pm
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: 50-125

Join us on February 14th and 15th, 2020 for our 2nd annual 4Ward Americas LGBTQI Human Rights, Business Expo and Life Symposium located this year at the Miami Beach Convention Center with a special STATE OF THE COMMUNITY LUNCHEON hosted by the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Through two days of speakers, panel discussions and workshops, we will address relevant topics in business, healthcare and wellness, human rights, spirituality, civic engagement and life planning impacting the community on local, national, and international levels. During the Symposium, attendees will be able to interact with representatives from international chambers of commerce, local government, healthcare providers and advisors and many other local businesses and organizations providing services and outreach specific to the LGBTQI community. Come learn, grow, connect, collaborate, inspire and transform with us.

Our mission at 4Ward Miami is to promote diversity & inclusivity, economic status and civil rights through the 4Ward Americas LGBTQI Human Rights Symposium, Gay8 Festival, and other community engagement, human rights and cultural arts programming and events.

Palmer Trinity School Hosts 20th Annual International Festival 2/29/20

Palmer Trinity School Hosts 20th Annual International Festival
Saturday, 02/29/2020 – 02/29/2020 11:30 am – 04:30 pm
Palmer Trinity School
8001 SW 184 Street,
Miami, Florida 33157
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Cost: $5

Palmer Trinity School (PTS) will be holding its 20th annual International Festival on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The signature event celebrates South Florida’s multicultural community with games, vendors, creative art activities, live music, dance performances, and more than 30 unique food booths.

The fundraising event brings the community together in support of Palmer Trinity School’s global sustainability and environmental initiatives.

Big Game Big Give 2/1/20

Big Game Big Give
Saturday, 02/01/2020 – 06:30 pm – 10:00 pm
BIG GAME BIG GIVE
22 E Star Island Dr,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Buy Tickets
Cost: 3,000

Each year, The Giving Back Fund holds its “Big Game Big Give” fundraising event at a private estate in the Super Bowl city the weekend of the big game. The premiere A-list event is taking place on Saturday, February 1st, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at a private $65 million mansion on Star Island, and will be co-hosted by famed filmmaker Michael Bay and celebrity friends. The star-studded gala has been voted the number one Super Bowl party by ESPN The Magazine.

More than 100 sports legends, NFL players, celebrities and socialites are confirmed to attend and walk the red carpet. NFL Hall of Fame legend and social activist Jim Brown will be honored with a philanthropic award, presented by Hall of Famer and Super Bowl XXXV MVP Ray Lewis. The event will also feature celebrity performances, surprise appearances, upscale cocktails, local cuisine by award-winning chef Adrianne Calvo, a live auction, a VIP rooftop lounge and dinner experience by Oasis House, and much more.

Past celebrity hosts and attendees include: Mark Wahlberg, Hilary Swank, Michael Phelps, Joe Montana, Common, Jamie Foxx, Ludacris, Demi Moore, Jay Leno, Shaquille O’Neal, Ashton Kutcher, David Schwimmer, Alec Baldwin, Aaron Rodgers, Chris Rock, Marcus Allen and Josh Brolin. Past performers include Black Eyed Peas, Common, Jamie Foxx and Jordin Sparks.

To date, Big Game Big Give has raised more than $10 million for worthwhile causes around the globe. This year, the event will benefit national philanthropic advancement and local Miami nonprofits including Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Tickets are $3,000. For more information and tickets, visit https://e.givesmart.com/events/fYH/.

16th Annual Deering Seafood Festival 3/29/20

16th Annual Deering Seafood Festival
Sunday, 03/29/2020 – 03/29/2020 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Deering Estate
16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Palmetto Bay,
Miami, Florida 33157
Website
Cost: Children: $7 in advance; $10 at the door /Adults: $20 in advance; $25 at the door Deering Estate Foundation members: Free

16th ANNUAL DEERING SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Deering Seafood Festival is a non-stop celebration of nature’s beauty and bounty, featuring Florida’s freshest fish and seafood, celebrity chef demos, live music and activities for the kids that are both fun and educational. Dance and groove to live music all day long, as Virgin Islands stilt walkers and free-spirited Bahamian Junkanoo musicians weave throughout the crowd.

All proceeds benefit The Deering Estate Foundation, raising awareness and supporting programming for community, conservation, and culture.

TICKETS: Children: $7 in advance; $10 at the door /Adults: $20 in advance; $25 at the door
Deering Estate Foundation members: Free
Tickets include park entrance and all activities.
Does NOT include food, drink, pontoon ride and rock wall.
Sunday, March 29, 2020/10 am – 6 pm

Deering Estate
16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
CONTACT: 305.235.1668 ext. 263
www.DeeringSeafoodFestival.org

Hope for Depression Research Foundation Week of Hope 2/4/20


Hope for Depression Research Foundation Week of Hope
Tuesday, 02/04/2020 – 02/15/2020 05:00 pm –
The Royal Poinciana Plaza
340 Royal Poinciana Way,
Miami, Florida 33480
Website
Cost: Free

Hope for Depression Research Foundation Kicks-off Awareness Raising Campaign in Palm Beach

Royal Park Bridge Lights Up Yellow for the Race of Hope
Shining Light on The Importance of Mental Health in 2020

February 4 – 15, 2020

The Hope for Depression Research Foundation is the country’s leading non-profit organization dedicated solely to fighting depression through research and education. Now in its 14th year, HDRF launched the Race of Hope in Palm Beach in 2019, expanding the event from Southampton, NY, where the Race first started in 2016. Last year the Race of Hope in Palm Beach raised over $300,000 for life-saving research.

Just after the bridge lighting and in the run-up to the Race, The Royal Poinciana Plaza will kick off the Week of Hope on Wednesday, February 5. Many storefronts at The Royal Poinciana Plaza will place a two-foot-wide, environmentally friendly and re-usable, yellow statement balloon at their front doors and hand out informational flyers about depression.

Over in the Worth Avenue shopping district, other stores along Via Bice will also display balloons and support HDRF’s mission with a percentage of sales during a Day of Hope on Wednesday, February 12.
“The bridge and the bright balloons represent a commitment to change the staggering statistics around depression,” said Audrey Gruss.

“The Royal Poinciana Plaza is thrilled to participate in this event for the second year in a row,” added Alexandra Patterson, Senior Director of Development and Interim General Manager of The Royal Poinciana Plaza. “The HOPE yellow balloons make a visual impact that will spark thousands of life-saving conversations and we are grateful to have the opportunity to support such an important cause.”

Here is a recap of the events launching the Race of Hope in Palm Beach:

· Tuesday, February 4: Bridge Lighting at sunset in HDRF signature sunshine yellow
· Wednesday, February 5: Week of Hope kicks off at The Royal Poinciana Plaza with visually-arresting HOPE balloons (environmentally friendly and re-usable).
· Wednesday, February 12, from 10am to 8pm, Worth Avenue’s Via Bice will host a shop and sip Day of Hope with music and refreshments and all stores donating a percentage of sales back to Hope for Depression Research Foundation. The day caps off with cocktails at Bice restaurant (313 Worth Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480) starting at 5 pm.
· Thursday, February 13, Audrey Gruss and Frances Valentine are hosting an invitation-only luncheon at the Frances Valentine flagship store on Worth Avenue’s Via Bice.
· Saturday, February 15, the final day of the Week of Hope, Audrey Gruss and Palm Beach resident and HDRF Board member Scott Snyder, Race Grand Marshals, will lead the Second Annual Palm Beach 5K Race of Hope along the North trail and through the scenic streets of Palm Beach at 8am. Participants have registered from all over South Florida to unite as a community and raise awareness and funds to defeat depression. All participants will receive a finisher hat, short sleeve tech shirt, lightweight jacket and a finisher medal. 100% of proceeds from the Race will fund groundbreaking research into the root causes of depression in the brain and new and better treatments. Supporters who cannot travel to the race are encouraged to have their own “virtual race” in their hometown for $29. To sign up or learn more, please visit raceofhopeseries.org.

What is HDRF, and a quick overview of their work/achievements in the past decade:

· HDRF is the leading non-profit dedicated solely to advanced depression research.
· Audrey Gruss founded the organization in 2006 in memory of her mother, Hope, who struggled with depression.
· The mission of HDRF is to fund cutting-edge neuroscience research into the origins, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depression and other related mood disorders.
· In 2010, HDRF launched its Depression Task Force – a collaboration of nine leading scientists, at the frontiers of brain science, from different research institutions across the U.S. and Canada. To accelerate breakthrough research, they share ongoing results, in real-time, at the HDRF Data Center.
· HDRF has invested over 30 million dollars in advanced depression research to date.

Rebuilding Together Broward County’s Inaugural Black Dresses & Blueprints 2/6/20

Rebuilding Together Broward County’s Inaugural Black Dresses & Blueprints
Thursday, 02/06/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom
201 SW 5th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Website
Cost: $125 per ticket

Rebuilding Together Broward County, a nonprofit organization that brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low income homeowners, is hosting its inaugural “Black Dresses & Blueprints,” a cocktail reception and awards ceremony celebrating women in the construction industry. The event will recognize outstanding women who are leaders within and have made an impact in the construction industry and their community.

Honorees will include Beth Azor, president and owner of Azor Advisory Services; Debbie Danto, COO and owner of Danto Builders; and Traci Miller, senior vice president and shareholder with Miller Construction. Alexandrea Torti will be honored with the Young Rebuilder Award.

More than 150 guests ― including companies and individuals in construction-related industries and focused on housing issues, senior citizens and veterans, including local leaders and influencers ― are expected to attend. The fundraising objective of the event is $100,000. Cocktail attire is preferred.

Hope for Depression Research Foundation Race of Hope 2/15/20

Hope for Depression Research Foundation Race of Hope
Saturday, 02/15/2020 – 07:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Royal Poinciana Plaza
340 Royal Poinciana Way,
Miami, Florida 33480
Buy Tickets
Cost: $15-$45

Hope for Depression Research Foundation Kicks-off Awareness Raising Campaign in Palm Beach

Royal Park Bridge Lights Up Yellow for the Race of Hope
Shining Light on The Importance of Mental Health in 2020

February 4 – 15, 2020

(Palm Beach, FL – January 22, 2020) – Palm Beach’s iconic Royal Park Bridge will light up in sunshine yellow on Tuesday, February 4 to kick off the Hope for Depression Research Foundation’s (HDRF) Annual Race of Hope to Defeat Depression and declare a town-wide campaign to raise awareness about mental health.

The bridge lights, underwritten by Addison Hines Charitable Trust, will stay lit in HDRF’s signature yellow for the entire month of February.

HDRF’s Race of Hope, the centerpiece of the campaign, is a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 15 at 8 am at The Royal Poinciana Plaza. HDRF Founding Chair Audrey Gruss and Board member Scott Snyder, both Palm Beach residents, are Grand Marshals for the annual event which is now in its second year. With hundreds registered from Palm Beach and beyond, the Race unites the community in an active day of health to speak out about depression and raise funds for critical research.

“Depression is the Number One cause of suicide and disability worldwide,” said Audrey Gruss, “and our vow in the next decade is to find new treatments that will finally bring this complex illness under control.”

Gruss added: “The support we receive in Palm Beach for the work we do affirms our commitment to defeating this debilitating illness that affects each and every one of us, either directly or indirectly.”

What is HDRF, and a quick overview of their work/achievements in the past decade:

· HDRF is the leading non-profit dedicated solely to advanced depression research.
· Audrey Gruss founded the organization in 2006 in memory of her mother, Hope, who struggled with depression.
· The mission of HDRF is to fund cutting-edge neuroscience research into the origins, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depression and other related mood disorders.
· In 2010, HDRF launched its Depression Task Force – a collaboration of nine leading scientists, at the frontiers of brain science, from different research institutions across the U.S. and Canada. To accelerate breakthrough research, they share ongoing results, in real-time, at the HDRF Data Center.
· HDRF has invested over 30 million dollars in advanced depression research to date.

Palm Beach 5K Race of Hope Sponsors:

Addison Hines Charitable Trust, The Royal Poinciana Plaza, Livingston Builders, Black River Caviar, Art Findlay, Impala Asset Management, Contessa Gallery, Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, Coral Shores Behavioral Health, Hamptons Tax and Advisory Services, La Clara, Coastal Gardens, Hamilton Jewelers, UBS, Sunreef Yachts, Frances Valentine, Palm Beach Illustrated, Brown Moving and Storage, and Palm Beach Atlantic University

Ticket Information:
$45 per adult until Wednesday, February 12 when online registration closes; $45 at Packet Pickup on Friday, February 14; $50 on Race Day, $20 per student and $15 per child (14 and under).
• Strollers and dogs welcome

Relief for Australia Karaoke Fundraiser 1/23/20

Relief for Australia Karaoke Fundraiser
Thursday, 01/23/2020 – 09:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Sylvester
3456 N. Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33141
Website
Cost: free

Please join us Thusday night at The Sylvester Bar to help us raise funds to support Australia. Guests are invited to dress up in their favorite furry animal costumes for a karaoke party where a portion of the bar sales will go to the All Day Foundation to benefit the Australia Wildlife Foundation.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 53rd Annual Golf Classic in Memory of Charles “Bebe” Rebozo 3/16/20

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 53rd Annual Golf Classic in Memory of Charles “Bebe” Rebozo
Monday, 03/16/2020 – 10:30 am – 06:30 am
Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club
13610 Deering Bay Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33158
Website
Cost:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is hosting its 53rd Annual Golf Classic in Memory of Charles “Bebe” Rebozo on Monday, March 16. The tournament offers players the chance to play for fun or at a competitive level. Raffle prizes, lunch and open bar will be offered throughout the tournament. Participants can also enter for a chance to win a golf trip of a lifetime to Pebble Beach or Bandon Dunes if they hole out. They’ll receive a little help from champion World Long Driver competitor and former MLB baseball player, Bobby Bradley.

The funds raised will support the Clubs’ youth development programs including, affordable after-school care, winter and summer camps, sports leagues, tutoring and mentoring services. The 53rd Annual Golf Classic is expected to raise more than $90,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and lunch will be served starting at 10:30 a.m. The daylong tournament will begin with a putting contest from 11:15–11:45 a.m. The shotgun start will immediately follow at noon.

The day will conclude at 5 p.m. with dinner and a raffle draw in the country club’s banquet hall. Guests will enjoy a buffet-style dinner, wine and cocktails. Raffle prizes include hotel and vacation packages, golf aficionado memorabilia and more. All golfers will receive a commemorative golf shirt, umbrella and golf balls. Parking, green fees, cart, range balls and lunch are all complimentary. Guests are asked to adhere to the country club casual dress code or golf attire.

13th Annual Breaking the Silence Soiree 2/13/20

13th Annual Breaking the Silence Soiree
Thursday, 02/13/2020 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Gallery of Amazing Things
481 South Federal Highway,
Dania Beach, Florida 33004
Website
Cost: $180

Goodman Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Broward County will host the 13th Annual Breaking the Silence Soiree to benefit the JFS domestic abuse program.

Journalist, author, and domestic violence advocate Rachel Louise Snyder will serve as keynote speaker. Praised by The New Yorker as a “writer of uncommon talent and confidence,” Snyder is the author of No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us. Critically acclaimed for its authentic portrayal of intimate abuse, the book connects America’s most pressing social crises— mass shootings, incarceration, and #MeToo—using the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country.

10th Anniversary Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K VIP Kick-Off Party 1/29/20

10th Anniversary Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K VIP Kick-Off Party
Wednesday, 01/29/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
BBX Capital
401 E Las Olas Blvd., Suite 800,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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MADD Broward County is kicking off the 10th anniversary of Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K with an uplifting and meaningful event at BBX Capital in Fort Lauderdale. Guests will enjoy light bites and canapés from Bravo Peruvian Cuisine, sweets by Hoffman’s Chocolates, mocktails, a silent auction, raffle prizes and more. Money raised stays in this community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving.

Special guests include MADD National Board Chair Heather Geronemus, Matthew “Whiz” Buckley, Major Robert Chandler and other local dignitaries.

Donation items are being accepted for the kick-off party’s silent auction. For more information, contact madddash@gmail.com.

The 10th Anniversary Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k will take place on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale. More than 3,000 walkers and runners are expected to attend the event, chaired again this year by Volunteer Chairperson and Founder Heather Geronemus. Joining Geronemus on April 26 are honorary chairs Matthew ‘Whiz’ Buckley and Major Robert Chandler, commander of Troop L, the Florida Highway Patrol’s third largest troop. Since it was launched in 2011, Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised over $2 million, making it the most successful grassroots fundraiser in the history of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

For more information about the 10th Anniversary Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k visit www.walklikemadd.org/fortlauderdale.

When:
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Where:
BBX Capital
401 E Las Olas Blvd., Suite 800
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Why:
To raise awareness and funds to stop drunk and drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

Cost:
$25 per person

How:
To RSVP for the VIP Kick-Off Party, visit http://bit.ly/MADD2020Kickoff

ABOUT MADD
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every nine minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. In South Florida, the chapter’s annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised more than $2 million since 2011. MADD’s Broward and Palm Beach chapters facilitate hundreds of free events each year to educate youth and parents on the dangers and consequences of impaired driving. Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.

Community Yard Sale 2/29/20

Community Yard Sale
Sunday, 02/29/2020 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Value Store It
2250 N. Powerline Rd.,
Pompano Beach, Florida 33069
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Cost: $10/$5 and case of water

We are sponsoring the South Plantation High Girls Softball Team by holding a community yard sale. Proceeds and donations will help purchase equipment and uniforms for the team. It is also a community event where tenants of the facility and residents of the community can get some spring cleaning done for a great cause.

Paws4yyou and Chopard Present “A Million Dreams” Gala at Biltmore Hotel Miami 2/28/20

Paws4yyou and Chopard Present “A Million Dreams” Gala at Biltmore Hotel Miami
Friday, 02/28/2020 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $300-$10,000

PAWS4you, a Miami-based, non-profit animal rescue organization, in partnership with Chopard, are hosting their annual, black-tie fundraising gala, “A Million Dreams,” taking place on Friday, February 28th, 2020, at 7 p.m. at Biltmore Hotel Miami. The gala will raise funds for PAWS4you in support of their mission to save dogs from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services and combat displacement of pets with guidance and alternatives to surrender.

The casino-themed fundraising event will be emceed by Cynthia Demos and Ron Magill, and will include a dinner reception, live entertainment, circus acts including an aerialist, a contortionist and a juggler, silent and live auction, as well as roulette and other Vegas style games to raise money and awareness for the shelter. This year’s honorees include Creative Chairman and CEO of Alma, Luis Miguel Messianu, along with his wife, Florida attorney and philanthropist Liz Messianu. Other special guests in attendance will include “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, New York Times best-selling author and PAWS4you brand ambassador Teresa Giudice.

To purchase tickets for the “A Millions Dreams” gala or learn more information about PAWS4you, visit http://paws4you.org/.

Feeding South Florida® to Host 10th Annual Outrun Hunger 5K, Presented by JM Family Enterprises at Hollywood Beach Broadwalk 3/21/20

Feeding South Florida® to Host 10th Annual Outrun Hunger 5K, Presented by JM Family Enterprises at Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
Thursday, 12/21/2019 – 06:45 am –
Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
1500 N. Broadwalk,
Hollywood, Florida 33019
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On Saturday, March 21, 2020, Feeding South Florida®, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in South Florida, will host its 10th Annual Outrun Hunger 5K presented by JM Family Enterprises. The event, which will raise funds to help end hunger in South Florida and raise awareness for the issue of food insecurity, will take place along the scenic Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Currently in South Florida, there are 706,430 food insecure individuals, and one in five children go to bed hungry.

Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. The 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. After the race, an award ceremony and a raffle will take place. Music will be provided by Mike Sipe Entertainment throughout the morning.

Participants can join the event as an individual or a team. Medals will be given for the top three places in each age category and overall best times for males and females. Those not participating in the race may also support the organization as a virtual runner by creating a personalized fundraising page. Runners and walkers can also create a custom fundraising web page. To create a customized fundraising page, click here.

Media is invited to attend and cover the event and may do so by e-mailing fsf@dureeandcompany.com. 

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) Presents Fourth Annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” Friend-raiser at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale 1/6/20

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) Presents Fourth Annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” Friend-raiser at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 01/06/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $75

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, will present its fourth annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” friend-raiser. This elegant black and white themed cocktail party at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will feature an exhibit tour, live entertainment, light bites and a decadent dessert table.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience both I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America, which is currently on display until June 30, 2020 and Happy! which runs until July 5, 2020 at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.

I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America examines the manifestation of Surrealism in Latin America. Drawn exclusively from NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s in-depth collection of Latin American art and promised gifts from the Stanley and Pearl Goodman collection, the exhibition features works by Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Carlos Mérida, Wolfgang Paalen, Amelia Peláez, Rufino Tamayo, Joaquín Torres-García, Xul Solar and Remedios Varo, among others.

Organized by Museum Director and Chief Curator, Bonnie Clearwater, Happy! explores contemporary works that were produced with the aim to help the artist and/or viewers cope with personal trauma and daily frustrations Among the artists included in the exhibition are Mark Rothko, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Keith Haring, Tracey Emin, Christina Forrer, Takashi Murakami, Ernesto Neto, Yoko Ono, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Ragnar Kjartansson, and Andy Warhol, among others.

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.

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

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.

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
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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.

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.

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.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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

“Craft Your Look” Inaugural Gala Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Goodwill South Florida 11/16/19

“Craft Your Look” Inaugural Gala Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Goodwill South Florida
Saturday, 11/16/2019 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Sponsorships starting at $10,000

In celebration of our 60th Anniversary, Goodwill South Florida will host its inaugural fundraising gala, “Craft Your Look” – an evening of Good Music, Good Fashion and Goodwill. Approximately 600 guests will feel like they stepped into a designer’s studio, filled with color, whimsy and creativity.
Enjoy Good Music, by the “Spirit of Goodwill”, an unforgettable unique band. Enjoy Good Fashion, with a dynamic fashion show featuring “Styled Looks” by Miami’s very own fashion designer, Rene Ruiz and “Upcycled/Repurposed Styles” by Miami Fashion Institute students using pieces from our Goodwill stores highlighting the benefits of responsible and repurposed fashion. Enjoy Goodwill, with a silent auction, dinner and dancing. All proceeds to benefit people with disabilities and other barriers to work.

FH Awareness Day Reception & Panel Discussion 9/24/19

FH Awareness Day Reception & Panel Discussion
Tuesday, 09/24/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:30 pm
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
9703 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33154
Buy Tickets
Cost: $100

Established in 2012 by the FH Foundation, FH Awareness Day is recognized globally. 90% of people with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) are undiagnosed, leaving millions at risk for premature heart disease.

Join us in Miami, Florida on September 24th to commemorate FH Awareness Day in memory of Ryan Patrick Carrigan. With your help, we can empower a community of people impacted by FH, as well as clinicians and scientists, to advance research and understanding of FH.

Help strike out heart disease before it is too late.

Schedule of Events
7:00 pm – Cocktail Reception
8:00 pm – Keynote & Panel Discussion featuring Seth J. Baum, MD, South Florida’s leading lipid specialist
8:30 pm – FH Awareness Day Proclamation for the State of Florida

Fashion Strikes Cancer 10/25/19

Fashion Strikes Cancer
Friday, 10/25/2019 – 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Moore Building
191 NE 40th St,
Miami, Florida 33137
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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Miami Design District is proud to host the fourth annual Fashion Strikes 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 Breast Cancer Research Foundation Co-Chair Kinga Lampert.

Kinga studied in Paris where she graduated from the University Paris X Nanterre with a Master’s in Business Law and moved to the United States to work as a corporate attorney at the law firm Dechert Price and Rhoads in New York. Today, Kinga dedicates a great amount of her time to her philanthropies that range from the arts to health with a heavy focus on breast cancer research as the cause is dear to her heart. In 2012, Kinga moved to Miami and joined the Board of Governors of the Sylvester Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Kinga Lampert serves on the Board of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and has also supported the Breast Cancer Alliance, the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Delete Blood Cancer and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S., is dedicated to ending breast cancer by funding investigators who have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survival.

Guests in attendance will get the chance to learn more about the Breast Cancer Research Foundation as well as enjoy a performance by Manu Manzo and entertainment from DJ Michelle Leshem.

Night At The Market: Top Chefs Unite To Support Parkinson’s Foundation Food Network Star Aarón Sánchez And Other Nationally-renowned Chefs Honor Legendary Mexican Chef Zarela Martinez And Terranova Corporation President Mindy McIlroy 10/23/19

Night At The Market: Top Chefs Unite To Support Parkinson’s Foundation Food Network Star Aarón Sánchez And Other Nationally-renowned Chefs Honor Legendary Mexican Chef Zarela Martinez And Terranova Corporation President Mindy McIlroy
Wednesday, 10/23/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 am
The Lincoln Eatery
723 Lincoln Ln N,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Miami, Florida (September 9, 2019) – Parkinson’s Foundation is jump-starting Miami’s social season with a star-studded culinary fundraiser on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Taking place at The Lincoln Eatery in Miami Beach, the tasting event will feature gourmet cuisine and libations crafted by some of the nation’s top chefs as they unite to raise funds to invest in research to help the one million Americans living with Parkinson’s. Net proceeds support the cause to bring together the top medical professionals and researchers to dramatically change the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s.

Led by Honorary Chair Aarón Sánchez, and Co-Chairs Alison Herman and John Kozyak, the event will take place from 7PM to 11PM. The Foundation has chosen to honor two exemplary women living with Parkinson’s. Zarela Martinez is a chef/restaurateur, cookbook author and television personality, who is credited with bringing authentic Mexican cuisine to the United States. Martinez, a 2003 James Beard Foundation Hall of Fame honoree was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2004 and has been an outstanding example of living well with the disease ever since. Mindy McIlroy, president of South Florida commercial real estate powerhouse Terranova Corporation received her diagnosis in 2015. A member of the Parkinson’s Foundation’s national board, McIlroy has personally raised half a million dollars for the cause while her firm Terranova has showed their support, bringing in an additional million dollars. McIlroy’s passion for travel and all things culinary led to the development of The Lincoln Eatery; the new Miami Beach food hall which will host the event.

Night at the Market will take guests on a unique culinary adventure where they will be able to stroll and indulge in specialty food and drinks created by local and national celebrity chefs and mixologists. Tickets are available at Parkinson.org/market and are priced at $250 per guest; VIP tickets at $500 per guest provide access to exclusive VIP areas, gift bags and meet & greets with the talent. Music will be provided by Private Property Band and DJ Danny Stern and opportunities will be available for bidding in a silent auction.

Participating chefs are among the nation’s most acclaimed including Food Network star Aarón Sánchez; along with Stephan Pyles, James Tahhan, Sue Torres, John Mooney, and Miami-based Michael Schwartz. Desserts will be provided by The Lincoln Eatery’s Chill-N, Manhattan Paletas and XO Espresso Bar.

Parkinson’s Foundation has also garnered significant support from the community – sponsors to date include Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, Terranova, The Lincoln Eatery, City National Bank, Southeastern. Event co-chairs from the Miami community are two members of the Parkinson’s Foundation board of directors: Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits senior counsel Alison P. Herman, Esq., attorney John W. Kozyak, Esq., founding partner of Kozyak, Tropin and Throckmorton.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami Annual ‘All that Jazz at Joe’s’ Fundraiser 10/27/19

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami Annual ‘All that Jazz at Joe’s’ Fundraiser
Sunday, 10/27/2019 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33139
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Cost: Individual seating tickets: Garden Room: $275; Individual Dining Room: $300; Main Dining Room: $375

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami will host its annual “All That Jazz at Joe’s” fundraiser on Sunday, October 27, at Joe’s Stone Crab. Attendees will enjoy a Roaring 20’s themed brunch, stone crabs and free-flowing champagne – while supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami Annual ‘All that Jazz at Joe’s’ Fundraiser 10/27/19

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami Annual ‘All that Jazz at Joe’s’ Fundraiser
Sunday, 10/27/2019 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33139
RSVP / Register
Cost: Individual seating tickets: Garden Room: $275; Individual Dining Room: $300; Main Dining Room: $375

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami will host its annual “All That Jazz at Joe’s” fundraiser on Sunday, October 27, at Joe’s Stone Crab. Attendees will enjoy a Roaring 20’s themed brunch, stone crabs and free-flowing champagne – while supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Cuban American Bar Association Presents its 15th Annual “Art in the Tropics: Uncorked” Gathering 9/28/19

Cuban American Bar Association Presents its 15th Annual “Art in the Tropics: Uncorked” Gathering
Saturday, 09/28/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
National YoungArts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: $95

The Cuban American Bar Association will host its 15th annual “Art in the Tropics: Uncorked” event Saturday, September 28. This year the gathering is sponsored by Spiritus Law and moves to The Jewel Box at the National YoungArts Foundation. Leading attorneys, judges, government officials, and business and civic leaders will be on hand for the event, the second largest of CABA’s annual fundraisers. Proceeds go towards CABA’s Pro Bono Project, which provides free legal services to the indigent community in Miami-Dade County. Guests will enjoy music, wine, spirits, beer and cuisine by local restaurants and cultural luminaries.

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services to Host 3rd Annual Luncheon 10/4/19

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services to Host 3rd Annual Luncheon
Friday, 10/04/2019 – 10/04/2019 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove
3300 SW 27th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost: $125

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Inc. proudly announces its 3rd Annual Luncheon to be held at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. You’re invited you to come and celebrate the organization’s efforts in delivering programs and services that promote positive youth development as well as strengthen and support families in need.

Please join Miami Bridge for an unforgettable reception. This year’s theme is “Love Builds Bridges Where There Are None.” Enjoy a delicious lunch and special performances by some of the Bridge’s talented youth along with supporters such as artist and VH1 Love & Hip Hop Miami TV personality, Malik Williams and singer, songwriter and producer, Brent Love.

Feed the Need Brunch 9/15/19

Feed the Need Brunch
Sunday, 09/15/2019 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Eden Regal Ballroom & Catering
1400 N. 46th Avenue,
Hollywood, Florida 33021
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Cost: $150

Join the fight against hunger! Goodman JFS will host their third annual Feed the Need brunch benefiting The Cupboard, providing kosher food to help alleviate hunger in the Jewish Community in Broward. A kosher brunch prepared and served by Eden Regal Ballroom & Catering will be served. The Cupboard is supported entirely by donations from the community. Kosher food is obtained from a partnership with Feeding South Florida, community food drives, and retail store donations.

For event inquiry/information please call Yolande, Event Manager at 954-909-0835.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception and Pop of Pink Kick Off 9/11/19

Art Exhibit Opening Reception and Pop of Pink Kick Off
Wednesday, 09/11/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
InterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 Northwest 87th Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33172
Website
Cost: Minimum $10 donation suggested

The InterContinental at Doral Miami will host an Art Exhibit Opening Reception & Pop of Pink Campaign Kick Off. Proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Meet the artists who will be creating works for the Pop of Pink Benefit Luncheon. Includes two complimentary drinks. Register at the door. RSVP: NMG Consulting at nmgteam@nmgconsulting.com or 305-470-4680.

Bahamian Rhapsody Hurrican Relief Drive at The Sylvester 9/5/19

Bahamian Rhapsody Hurrican Relief Drive at The Sylvester
Thursday, 09/05/2019 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Sylvester
3456 N. Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33141
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Cost: donation

Please join us to raise money and supplies to aid in the Bahamas Disaster Relief due to Hurricane Dorian. You’re invited to sing karaoke and unite together for the Bahamas! Hosted by The Jameson Guy and the All Day Foundation.

Brock Pierce and Carole Crist Rebuild Puerto Rico 12/5/19

Brock Pierce and Carole Crist Rebuild Puerto Rico
Thursday, 12/05/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
3201 Collins Avenue,
Faena District, Florida 33140
Website
Cost: $1000

During this year’s Art Basel Miami, join us for REBUILD PUERTO RICO, a special VIP gala to raise funds to benefit non-profit organizations committed to helping the people of Puerto Rico. The Integro Foundation strives to improve the environmental, social, and economic health of the communities in Puerto Rico through public education and engagement.

To donate, purchase tickets or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Candice Wiemer at Candice@CLCGlobalAdvisors.com
(305) 467-3432

For media inquiries, please contact R. Couri Hay Creative Public Relations at Michael@RCouriHayCPR.com

Second Chance Soiree 9/26/19

Second Chance Soiree
Thursday, 09/26/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Blvd,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: $150.00

LEAP Celebrates 10 Years of Second Chances for Incarcerated Women!

NPR’s James Judd to Emcee the fundraising and awareness-building event, with musical performances by Jazz Singers Leesa Richards and Brenda Alford.

LEAP (Ladies Empowerment and Action Program), the only reentry program in Miami-Dade County dedicated exclusively to women transitioning from prison, hosts the Second Chance Soiree on Sept. 26, 2019, from 6-10 p.m. at the Coral Gables Congregational Church. The festive event, which marks the 10th anniversary for LEAP, will draw attention to the serious plight of formerly incarcerated women reintegrating into society through songs and stories of compassion. Tickets are available now, and the event is open to the public.

During the event, sponsors and guests will also enjoy a cocktail reception, elegant hors d’ oeuvres, mixed media installation, and participate in a silent auction. All proceeds and donations from the Second Chance Soiree go towards LEAP’s in-prison education programming, post-release support services, and community engagement and advocacy efforts.

LEAP is distinctive, and its transformative services favorably impact communities. Women regain their footing through the organization’s entrepreneurship, employability, life skills, and trauma-informed substance abuse classes. Its secular programming allows for total diversity and inclusivity among all faiths. Since launching in 2009, LEAP has been successful in breaking the cycle of recidivism — less than five percent of LEAP graduates return to prison, in comparison with the national average in excess of 50 percent. Lowering recidivism rates translates into significant taxpayer savings, while creating safer and more stable neighborhoods.

Moksha Indian Brasserie Dine and Give Night with Leadership Broward Foundation 9/24/19

Moksha Indian Brasserie Dine and Give Night with Leadership Broward Foundation
Tuesday, 09/24/2019 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Moksha Indian Brasserie
2823 E Oakland Park Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306
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Moksha Indian Brasserie, a new Indian restaurant offering a contemporary dining experience, is excited to host three “Dine & Give” benefit nights as a part of its grand opening celebrations. Donating 40 percent of dining proceeds, Moksha will support Leadership Broward Foundation, Slow Burn Theatre Company and Stonewall National Museum & Archives.

The first Dine & Give event will benefit the county’s premier leadership organization, Leadership Broward. For the past 38 years, Leadership Broward has developed and inspired individuals to serve the Broward County community by helping them expand their leadership skills, enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, and leverage their individual passions to initiate positive change.

“We’re excited to present this three-part series of Dine & Give as a great way to celebrate our opening and support the local community,” said Rish Karam, owner of Moksha Indian Brasserie. “It is our pleasure to benefit these three organizations while opening our doors to offer a memorable dining experience.”

The series continues with Dine & Give nights on October 15 (Slow Burn Theatre Company) and October 24 (Stonewall National Museum & Archives) for more opportunities to enjoy Moksha’s progressive menu featuring close to 70 South Asian selections comprised of traditional flavors with unexpected twists.

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.

Chapman Partnership’s Illuminations Gala 10/26/19

Chapman Partnership’s Illuminations Gala
Saturday, 10/26/2019 – 10/27/2019 07:00 pm – 01:00 am
JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Blvd Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Chapman Partnership will be celebrating its annual Illuminations Gala with an evening of dining, dancing, and entertainment honoring the donors and volunteers whose work is a shining light to the 5,000 men, women, and children who Chapman Partnership serves annually.

The 2019 Illuminations Gala will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the JW Marriott Marquis. The event will provide guests with an exciting evening, produced by WOW MKTG, honoring the men and women whose support helps further Chapman Partnership’s mission every day. Local 10 News’ Laurie Jennings will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies.

This year’s Gala event chairs, Heide and Jose “Pepe” Dans, alongside a dedicated gala committee made up of some of Miami’s most influential community ambassadors, have come together to create an unforgettable evening celebrating the dedicated volunteers and donors.

At this year’s gala, Chapman Partnership will present the Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Humanitarian Award to Sherrill Hudson, a leader who demonstrates the same outstanding humanitarian initiative and compassion for others, as Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. did. Hudson has been Executive Chairman of the TECO Energy board of directors for nearly a decade, after serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale Presents First-Ever Mom’s Night Out 9/18/19

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale Presents First-Ever Mom’s Night Out on September 18
Wednesday, 09/18/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale
2432 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

South Florida moms take notice – Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale is hosting its first-ever Mom’s Night Out on Wednesday, September 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. The highly-anticipated free event aims to celebrate moms and give them a chance to let their hair down during a special evening featuring live musical entertainment, giveaways, drink specials and more. Raffle proceeds will benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children.

“Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale is excited to welcome local moms and give them a much deserved break during our first Mom’s Night Out,” said said Kelly Kayce, events manager at Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale. “This is a thank you for all that moms do plus a chance to give back to the community in support of Heart Gallery of Broward County, which supports some of the most vulnerable in need of loving homes.”

Attendees can expect to let loose on the dance floor as they sip signature drinks and indulge in delicious culinary offerings. Live entertainment will begin at 7 p.m., while giveaways and half off drink specials for ladies are to be expected all night.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP in advance for this special event and take advantage of several offers, which include a complimentary cocktail with a single RSVP, or RSVP with two or more friends and receive a complimentary cocktail and one flatbread to share. To RSVP, visit www.momsnightoutblueftl.com. Raffle tickets will be available for $5 each.

For bottle service and table reservations, please call (954) 529-4605. For more event information, visit www.momsnightoutblueftl.com.

2nd Annual South Florida Food Insecurity Summit 9/12/19


2nd Annual South Florida Food Insecurity Summit
Thursday, 09/12/2019 – 08:30 am – 12:00 pm
Signature Grand
6900 FL-84,
Davie, Florida 33317
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Cost: Free

Feeding South Florida, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving South Florida, will host its 2nd annual Food Insecurity Summit, in partnership with Humana. The purpose of the summit is to convene community stakeholders around the issue of food insecurity in South Florida, the impact it has on the economy and health, and develop mutually-agreed upon next steps and solutions toward increasing food access.

Participants will discuss food access and define this conversation to the community at large. They will cover four tracks of food rescue: municipality/policy, technology/innovation, corporate/retailers and health/hunger. Other topics addressed will be government and policy actions, retail/corporate involvement, agricultural involvement, health care, institutional settings and charitable response.

In addition, participants will learn about South Florida food insecurity landscape and increasing food access for all. Feeding South Florida representatives will share data on the need in the South Florida community, challenges and solutions toward ending hunger in South Florida.

Feeding America®’s nationwide initiative, Hunger Action Month (HAM) is when people stand together with Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger. It’s a month to spread the word and take action on the hunger crisis, and for people to dedicate themselves to finding a solution. Throughout the month, Feeding South Florida will offer a range of events and activities to encourage South Florida residents to get involved in hunger relief efforts.

Free and open to the public. To RSVP, visit feedingsouthflorida.eventbrite.com

Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert 11/2/19

Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert
Saturday, 11/02/2019 – 11/03/2019 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
University of Miami's Watsco Center
1245 Dauer Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Buy Tickets
Cost: $125-$150

An epic celebration of mentorship through the arts! Join Guitars Over Guns on November 2nd, 2019 for the 6th Annual Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert, 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. at the University of Miami Watsco Center.

Guests will enjoy incredible performances from Guitars Over Guns mentors, alumni and special guests, not to mention a delicious selection of fully catered eats and beverages and an unbelievable silent auction featuring 5-star trips, experiences, fine art and so much more.

This event celebrates Guitars Over Guns’ 11 years of of making music and changing lives. 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!

Guitars Over Guns is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Miami and Chicago, offering students from disadvantaged backgrounds a powerful combination of music education and mentorship to help them overcome hardship, find their voice and reach their potential as tomorrow’s leaders. Learn more about Guitars Over Guns at www.guitarsoverguns.org.

Tickets: $125 Early Bird price, $150 starting October 11th

Feeding South Florida® Annual Hunger Action Month 24-Hour Sort-a-Thon 9/6/19

Feeding South Florida® Annual Hunger Action Month 24-Hour Sort-a-Thon
Friday, 09/06/2019 – 09/07/2019 04:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Feeding South Florida Main Warehouse
2501 SW 32 Terrace,
Pembroke Park, Florida 33023
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Cost: There is no cost to participate, but registration is required

As part of Hunger Action Month, Feeding America®’s nationwide initiative, Feeding South Florida®, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving South Florida, is hosting its annual 24-hour Sort-a-Thon at its main warehouse. Volunteers — 100 maximum per shift — will sort donated food during eight shifts. Individuals and groups are welcome.

Although Feeding South Florida has year-round volunteer opportunities, its annual Hunger Action Month 24-Hour Sort-a-Thon is a fun way to be a hands-on hunger awareness advocate. It allows participants to be a part of the camaraderie and excitement of sorting thousands of pounds of food for those struggling with food insecurity.

Hunger Action Month is when people take action to help end hunger in their communities. Throughout the month, Feeding South Florida will present a variety of events and activities to encourage South Florida residents to get involved in hunger relief efforts.

To register to volunteer, visit volunteer.feedingsouthflorida.org. Be sure to register early, as Sort-A-Thons are popular times to volunteer. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. Note: No children under the age of 12 (except for the kids shift, which is age 6+) ― all children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Traveling Plate Dinner at Tradewinds Park 9/17/19

The Traveling Plate Dinner at Tradewinds Park
Tuesday, 09/17/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tradewinds Park – Equine Assisted Therapies of South Florida
3600 W. Sample Road,
Coconut Creek, Florida 33073
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Cost: 85

Join us Tuesday, September 17, at 7pm, at Tradewinds Park for an intimate dinner featuring Chef Michael Cavanaugh alongside students from Arc Educates.

Arc Broward is excited to announce the return of their pop up supper club with a purpose, the Traveling Plate. The Traveling Plate gives students of Arc Culinary the opportunity to work with local chefs. All the revenue generated through Arc Culinary directly supports the culinary institute’s job placement program, helping students with disabilities and other life challenges transform their lives and build new futures.

JohnMartin’s 30 Year Anniversary Golf Tournament 9/20/19

JohnMartin’s 30 Year Anniversary Golf Tournament
Friday, 09/20/2019 – 07:30 am – 04:00 pm
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $150

The tournament will be a two-man best ball format. Entry fee is $150 per person and includes coffee, danish, golf, awards luncheon, two-hour open bar, prizes to be awarded by Dave Barry, humor columnist and author.

For any questions please email jmgolf2019@gmail.com

The Tank Brewing Co. Third Annual South Florida Craft Beer Run 9/14/19

The Tank Brewing Co. Third Annual South Florida Craft Beer Run
Saturday, 09/14/2019 – 09/14/2019 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Tank Brewing Co.
5100 NW 72nd Ave A-1,
Miami, Florida 33166
RSVP / Register
Cost: $30-$40

The Tank Brewing Company, Miami’s leading-edge craft beer brewery, has teamed up with We Run Miami to host their 3rd annual South Florida Craft Beer Run on September 14, starting at 6:00 p.m. Registration is open to all, including runners and beer lovers of all kinds. Runner registration will be open until the start gun is fired on the day of the event. Below, please find the registration pricing tiers and a link to the online registration portal:

Tier 1: July 29-August 31: $30
Tier 2: September 1-September 13: $35
Tier 3: September 14: $40

Online Registration Portal

Break out your trainers and get back into running shape. The Craft Beer 5K will depart from The Tank Brewing Co. weaving through Airport West, and at the finish line, celebrate with a cold brew for all of your hard work. You deserve it!
Proceeds of The Run will benefit two South Florida-based nonprofit organizations:
Easterseals South Florida, a center dedicated to education, outreach, and advocacy for people living with autism and other disabilities, and The WOW Center, an Adult Day Training center that supports and serves hundreds of adults with developmental disabilities from all over Miami-Dade.

Post-race, hang out with runners and supporters at the Craft Beer Festival with Miami’s top local breweries who will be offering beer samples, food by-the-bite, live music, and games. Participating breweries include The Tank Brewing Company, MIA Beer Company, Funky Buddha Brewery, J. Wakefield Brewing, Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, Concrete Beach Brewery, Wynwood Brewing, 26 Degree Brewing Company, Miami Brewing Company, Lauder Ale, Veza Sur Brewing Company, Bousa Brewing, Lincoln’s Beard Brewery, Swamp Head Brewery, Beat Culture, Odd Breed, Old Deck Brewing, Tripping Animals, Unseen Creatures, and Cigar City Brewing Company.

The third annual South Florida Craft Beer Run is sponsored by Ocean Mazda, Professional Bank, Altadis, MBF Healthcare, Imperial Freight Brokers, TD Bank, Plasencia Cigars, and Windhaven.

LEAP to Host Style Yourself Confident at Dragonfly Thrift Boutique 9/2/19

LEAP to Host Style Yourself Confident at Dragonfly Thrift Boutique
Monday, 09/02/2019 – 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
Dragonfly Thrift Boutique
3141 SW 8th St,
MIAMI, Florida 33135
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Cost: Free

In honor of Self Improvement Month (September), the LEAP organization invites women of all ages to get style tips from fashion pro Bianca Gabay.

The Style Yourself Confident event takes place at Miami New Times’ favorite thrift shop: Dragonfly Boutique. Professional fashion stylist and influencer, Bianca Gabay, will join guests as she offers wardrobe styling hacks and helps style personalized outfits that empower and build confidence. Guests will also have the opportunity to win beauty-related raffle prizes as they enjoy a day of shopping and champagne.

The Dragonfly Thrift Boutique is an initiative of LEAP, one of the only nonprofit agencies in Florida dedicated to helping women transitioning from prison to have access to rehabilitation programming. All the proceeds from the boutique sales support LEAP’s mission in helping these women transcend their past and get back on their feet through housing, education, and employment.

Pink Walk 9/29/19

Pink Walk
Sunday, 09/29/2019 – 07:00 am – 11:00 am
Aventura Mall
19501 Biscayne Blvd,
Aventura, Florida 33180
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Cost: $25

Local nonprofit organization The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative is partnering once again with Aventura Mall to hold its third annual “Pink Walk.” This year’s event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29 in Aventura Mall’s Center Court. Participants can enjoy either the two-mile Pink Walk or the new Stroller Stroll, which was created with parents of young children in mind. The walk will remain on the same floor of the mall throughout its duration.

The event begins at 7 a.m. Equinox will lead participants in a warm-up.

Founded by Andrea Ivory, a local breast cancer survivor, The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative mobilizes volunteers and resources in a door-to-door approach to provide at-risk women with the education, prevention strategies, screenings and treatments necessary to fight breast cancer and heart disease.

Click here to register: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Miami/ThePinkWalk

SuViche Fort Lauderdale 4th Anniversary Celebration 8/24/19

SuViche Fort Lauderdale 4th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, 08/24/2019 – 02:00 pm – 11:00 pm
SuViche Fort Lauderdale
401 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

SuViche Fort Lauderdale is celebrating four years with a special anniversary event! Attendees will enjoy Beat the Clock drink specials from 2 pm – 5 pm; BOGO half off sushi rolls; live entertainment by Odd Stars from 6 – 10 pm; and beats by DJ Leo. Event will benefit the Historic Stranahan House Museum.
 
The event is free, but attendees are encouraged to sign up on Eventbrite for a special surprise.

25th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball 11/2/19

25th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball
Saturday, 11/02/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
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The InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on Saturday, November 2, 2019 with the most monumental celebration yet! 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, visit https://sfla.wish.org/

The Traveling Plate Dinner at Hardy Park Bistro 8/26/19

The Traveling Plate Dinner at Hardy Park Bistro
Monday, 08/26/2019 – 07:00 pm –
Hardy Park Bistro
21 SW 7th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: 85

Join us Monday, August 26 at Hardy Park Bistro for an intimate dinner featuring Executive Chef, Philip Darmon from Hardy Park Bistro alongside students from Arc Educates.

Arc Broward is excited to announce the return of their pop up supper club with a purpose, the Traveling Plate. The Traveling Plate gives students of Arc Culinary the opportunity to work with local chefs. All the revenue generated through Arc Culinary directly supports the culinary institute’s job placement program, helping students with disabilities and other life challenges transform their lives and build new futures.

Afternoon Tea Party Introducing Contestants in the 7th Annual Miss Arc Broward Pageant 10/6/19

Afternoon Tea Party Introducing Contestants in the 7th Annual Miss Arc Broward Pageant
Sunday, 10/06/2019 – 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Lighthouse Point Yacht Club
2701 NE 42nd Street,
Lighthouse Point, Florida 33064
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Cost: 50

The Miss Arc Broward Tea Party will be held on October 6th, serving as the kick-off party for the 7th Annual Miss Arc Broward Pageant being held on November 10th. The Afternoon Tea Party will introduce the contestants made up of young women, with various disabilities, who are competing in the famed pageant. The Miss Arc Broward Pageant is known to empower young women with disabilities.

The afternoon Tea Party is presented by Stiles and hosted by Tanya L. Bower. Guests are encouraged to wear their tea party best. Prizes will be awarded for the best tea party hats. All proceeds will benefit the Miss Arc Broward Pageant.

Drink Beer, Do Good 07/01/2019

Drink Beer, Do Good
Sunday, 07/01/2019 – 07/31/2019 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Plunge Beach Resort
4660 El Mar Drive,
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida 33308
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With just $6, you can help support Pelotonia, the bike ride to support cancer research at the James Cancer Center at Ohio State University. Join us now through the end of July at Backflip Beach Bar located in Plunge Beach Resort, and enjoy a cold and refreshing pint of Brooklyn Beer, where all of the proceeds of your purchase will go directly to the charity.

Plunge Beach Resort is located at 4660 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308. In addition to its 163 rooms and one- and two-bedroom suites, it has three onsite dining options, a pool, a fitness center and plenty of modern-day amenities. The hotel’s central location puts travelers in the perfect spot to enjoy all South Florida has to offer.

Shark Week Dive-In @ The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale 7/27/19

Shark Week Dive-In @ The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 07/27/2019 – 07:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale Beach
1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

Make a splash at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale for a complimentary premiere of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. The evening will include an a la carte shark-inspired menu, pool floats, a sneak peek at this year’s Shark Week episodes, entertainment and more!

Proceeds will go to the Shark Research & Conservation Program at the University of Miami, which conducts cutting-edge shark research.

For complimentary access to the event, please visit www.eventbrite.com/e/shark-week-dive-in-premiere-tickets-65427536523

*Complimentary valet parking. In the event of inclement weather, the event will take place indoors.

A Dog Day Afternoon at No. 3 Social 7/21/19

A Dog Day Afternoon at tNo. 3 Social
Sunday, 07/21/2019 – 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
No. 3 Social
50 NW 24th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Join us this Sunday, July 21st from 2-5pm for A Dog Day Afternoon benefitting Paws 4 You at No. 3 Social! We will have drink specials from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Dog Wynwood will be on site with dogs available for adoption. This day will be dog-gone perfect 🐶 🍹#No3social #wynwood #dogadoption #adoptdontshop

“Eat Your Heart Out” Presented by Lago Mar Benefiting Heart Gallery of Broward County 10/3/19

“Eat Your Heart Out” Presented by Lago Mar Benefiting Heart Gallery of Broward County
Thursday, 10/03/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Tickets are $75 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets are $100 after September 1.

“Eat Your Heart Out,” Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun” raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations, celebrity servers, live entertainment and a silent auction, returns to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on October 3 at 6 p.m. Presented by Lago Mar, this year’s highly anticipated event will benefit the Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children.

“We are excited to present this annual food and fun celebration to help children in need find loving homes,” said Yvette DuBose, Executive Director of the Heart Gallery of Broward County. “Presented this year by Lago Mar, this will be the best year yet with over 20 area restaurants, new sponsors, our loyal hosts at The Galleria and support from others who continue to help fulfill our important mission.”

Attendees at “Eat Your Heart Out” presented by Lago Mar will be treated to a dazzling array of epicurean bites from a variety of popular restaurants including Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas, Blue Martini, Café Maxx, Café Seville, Café Vico, Culinary Republic, Fitlife Foods, Il Mulino, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Moksha Indian Brasserie, Mayapapaya, Ocean 2000, Phat Boy Sushi & Kitchen, Riverside Market and Café, Serafina, Sweeter Days, Tarpon River Brewing, Taverna Opa, The Mermaid Bar – Neiman Marcus, Truluck’s and more.

A respected roster of celebrity guest servers will spice up the event as they show their support for Heart Gallery and provide guests with tasty samples from participating restaurants. Servers to be named at a later date.

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.

Event sponsors include Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim, Marker Construction, Carefree Direct, Moss Foundation, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Talenfield Law, Panache Events, Gold Coast Magazine, Allied Kitchen & Bath, Modular Office Environments, Sharon Gustafson for the Florescue Family Foundation, National Adoption Day, First Priority Audio, Alain Jean, Benedetti Orthodontics, South Florida Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Center, All-Star Recruiting, American National Bank, Roselli & Associates, Teilen System Walls, Health Channels, Heather Lefka – HP Realty, Expedia Cruise Ship Centers, Representative Bobby B. DuBose, Carlos Martin Architects, Inc., Law Office of Michael E. Jones, P.A., Larry & Melissa Rocker, Bomar Builders, De’Marti Design, AIS, Florida Luxurious Properties and Florida Statement Insurance.

Tickets are $75 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets are $100 after September 1. For tickets, visit blacktie-southflorida.com. For sponsor opportunities or more details, call (954) 918-3008.

About Heart Gallery of Broward County
The Heart Gallery of Broward County, one of over 100 independent heart galleries across the country, is a respected not-for-profit committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children. The Heart Gallery of Broward County was introduced 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. For additional information, or to adopt, volunteer or make a donation, please visit heartgalleryofbroward.org.