LLF Hearts and Stars Gala Weekend 2019 3/21/19, 3/22/19, 3/23/19

LLF Hearts and Stars Gala Weekend 2019
Thursday, 03/21/2019 – 02/23/2019 09:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Miami Design District Jungle Plaza
3801 NE 1st Ave,
MIAMI, Florida 33137
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Cost: 50-500

The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s 10th Annual Hearts & Stars Gala Weekend will take place March 21st with the Hearts & Stars Weekend Opening Party and culminate with the Hearts & Stars Gala: Vintage Vegas presented by E11EVEN Miami on Saturday, March 23rd at Jungle Plaza at the Miami Design District from 9 pm to 2 am. The Hearts & Stars Gala is a black tie event and guests will enjoy a top shelf open bar featuring Ketel One, Don Julio, Italian wines and sparkling wines from Tita Italia Wines & Delicatessen, and food tastings from some of South Florida’s top restaurants and caterers including Red the Steakhouse, Diez y Seiz at Shore Club, Katsuya at SLS, Amour de Miami, Fresh Meal Plan, Maska Indian Kitchen & Bar, Delicious Catering, Cake Lounge, Lulu’s Ice Cream, and BON Chocolatier. In addition, guests will enjoy LaCroix sparkling water and FIJI water. E11EVEN Miami will host the official after party. The Hearts and Stars Gala will be produced by the global event designers and the Emmy Award winning team at Live It Productions.

The 10th Annual Hearts & Stars Gala Weekend line up:

Thursday, March 21st from 8-11 PM: Hearts & Stars Weekend Opening Party.
Friday, March 22nd from 9 PM-1 AM: Private VIP Donor Reception. This is a private, invite only event.
Saturday, March 23rd from 9 PM-2 AM: Hearts & Stars Gala: Vintage Vegas at Miami Design District’s Jungle Plaza.

There are Weekend VIP Passes & VIP Table Packages available:

A Gala Weekend Pass includes: One (1) ticket to the Hearts & Stars Weekend Opening Party, admission for one (1) to the Private VIP Donor Reception, and one (1) General Admission ticket to the Hearts & Stars Gala.
A VIP Weekend Package includes: Four (4) tickets to the Hearts & Stars Weekend Opening Party, admission for four (4) to the Private Reception, and a VIP Table at the Hearts & Stars Gala, which includes a nightclub style table, ten (10) VIP tickets and unlimited bottle service. To purchase a VIP Weekend Package, please contact Jonathan Babicka at Jonathan@TheLittleLighthouse.org or (305) 401-3949.

Pandora at Shops at Merrick Park to Officiate Opening with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on February 21 2/21/19

Pandora at Shops at Merrick Park to Officiate Opening with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on February 21
Thursday, 02/21/2019 – 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
PANDORA at Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

PANDORA at Shops at Merrick Park will celebrate its opening with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, February 21 from 5-7 p.m. with support from the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. The milestone will also serve as the debut of a new collaboration with the Ponce Society of Young Professionals that will receive a portion of the proceeds from store sales during Feb. 21 through February 24.

The community is invited to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony with key PANDORA representatives, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and City officials and the charity partner. The ribbon cutting ceremony will feature live music and a free gift with purchase of $150 or more.

Pandora will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales during Feb.21-24 to the Ponce Society of Young Professionals, a young professionals group ages 23-40 in the City Beautiful. The Ponce Society is dedicated to enhancing the Coral Gables Community Foundation’s mission of improving the quality of life for those who live, work, learn and play in Coral Gables.

To reach Pandora at Shops at Merrick Park, please call (305) 423-2013. 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.

United Way of Broward County’s Women United to Host 8th Annual Magnolia Luncheon at Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center 5/1/19

United Way of Broward County’s Women United to Host 8th Annual Magnolia Luncheon at Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
Wednesday, 05/01/2019 – 10:30 am – 01:30 pm
Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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United Way of Broward County’s Women United ― a powerful network of women confronting head-on the most critical issues facing the Broward County community ― is hosting its 8th Annual Magnolia Luncheon on Wednesday, May 1 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. The event, which recognizes women of dignity, strength and perseverance, will be attended by the “who’s who” of Broward County women.

The VIP reception will take place from 10:30–11:30 a.m., and the luncheon from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

The event will honor Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO of Celebrity Cruises, as the recipient of the Woman of Inspiration Award. Nicole Golemi, Independent Business Development Consultant, will be honored with the Woman of Promise Award. The event’s co-chairs are Angie Davis and Alice Jackson.

To attend, there is a minimum gift amount of $1,000 to United Way of Broward County’s 2018-2019 annual campaign, plus a $50 fee. Those who contribute $2,500 or more are invited to attend the VIP reception. To attend the event or become a sponsor, visit www.UnitedWayBroward.org or for more information, please call 954-453-3731 or email malbritton@UnitedWayBroward.org

Freedom Para Venezuela at The Tank Brewing Co. in Miami 2/16/19

Freedom Para Venezuela at The Tank Brewing Co. in Miami
Saturday, 02/16/2019 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Tank Brewing Co.
5100 Northwest 72nd Avenue , #A-1,
Miami, Florida 33166
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Join us in support of FREEDOM PARA VENEZUELA! We have launched a powerful initiative supporting the Venezuelan community as their home country takes a stand for its democracy and human rights. Save the date and join us in our tasting room on February 16th in efforts to bring together our community and raise awareness. As part of the event, we will be releasing our limited edition cans of Freedom Tower to collect funds for a Venezuelan organization. Join us for a night filled with entertainment brought to you by Venezuelans! Music powered by: MR. PAUER!!

2019 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run – West Palm Beach 4/17/19

2019 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run – West Palm Beach
Wednesday, 04/17/2019 – 06:45 pm –
Meyer Amphitheatre
104 Datura Street,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
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Cost: $42. No registrations accepted after March 20.

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines, a three-circuit 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk, will once again wind its way through the streets of West Palm Beach. Known as “Florida’s Largest Office Party”, the run is open to employees of businesses, corporations, government agencies, financial institutions and non-profits – regardless of company size – and incorporates a special competition to award the overall men’s, women’s and co-ed teams in 20 different industries. Beginners can “ease into exercise” with friends and gain inspiration and motivation to continue walking and running to improve overall health, while competitive runners have the opportunity to shine amongst their co-workers and lead the corporate team to victory.

As part of the tri-county race circuit, $1 per participant of the West Palm Beach run will benefit United Way.

For registration information, please contact TeamFootWorks at (305) 666-RACE (7223) or visit www.mercedesbenzcorporaterun.com, www.facebook.com/MercedesBenzCorporateRun or www.teamfootworks.org.

Cheeseburger ‘Country-Style’ Hoedown 3/2/19

Cheeseburger ‘Country-Style’ Hoedown
Saturday, 03/02/2019, 06:30 pm
Fort Lauderdale Country Club
415 E. Country Club Cir.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33317
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Tickets are $70 per solo; $120 per duet. Sponsorships are $100 Cowboy/Cowgirl; $250 Rodeo Arena; $500 the Ranch.

Pull out your favorite cowboy hat and boots and join Victory Living Programs for Cheeseburger ‘Country Style’ Hoedown. Previously known as Cheeseburger in Paradise, this year’s newly themed event will offer guests a fun, country-style evening that includes the best burger bar in town, silent and live auctions, and of course – dancing. Hosted by the AngeLs for Victory, event proceeds will help individuals with disabilities in Broward County reach their highest level of independence.

To purchase tickets visit http://bit.ly/Cheeseburger19. For more information, contact Victory Living Programs at (954) 616-1074 or contact@victoryliving.org.

9th Annual Ultimate Software presents the La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K 4/28/19

9th Annual Ultimate Software presents the La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K
Sunday, 04/28/2019 – 07:30 am – 11:00 am
Huizenga Park
32 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: 5K Runner Adult & Youth: $25 until 3/28/18 at 6 p.m. $35 after Walker Adult: $25 until 3/28/18 at 6 p.m. $30 after Walker Youth (ages 5-18): $20 until 3/28/18 at 6 p.m. $25 after

Thousands of walkers and runners will make strides in the ongoing fight against drunk driving during the 9th Annual Ultimate Software presents the La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k brought to you by UBS on Sunday, April 28. This event is MADD Broward County’s annual signature fundraising event in support of its mission to end drunk driving. It takes place in over 90 cities in 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 local dignitaries including Founder and Volunteer Chairperson Heather Geronemus, event co-chair Rachel Perz, and honorary chairs Matthew ‘Whiz’ Buckley and Major Robert Chandler.

Since it was established in 2011, this event has raised over $1.75 million that stays in our community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving. All event proceeds benefit MADD Broward & Palm Beach’s community education, victim support services and youth programs.

“Drunk driving is 100 percent preventable and we are working to educate the community so that we can see a future with no more victims,” said Geronemus, Plantation resident and vibrant young professional at Ultimate Software 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. “The community has really come together over the past nine years to support MADD’s mission to end drunk driving and we are excited for another successful year of fundraising and raising awareness.”

Events sponsors include Signature Sponsor Ultimate Software; Title Sponsors La Croix Water and Lennox National Accounts; Presenting Sponsor UBS; State Safety Champion Sponsor Alert Today Florida; Road Guardian Sponsors Aetna, Broward Sheriff’s Foundation, Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council; Corporate Champion Sponsors Brandsmart USA, Greenspoon Marder, Office Depot and Path Medical.

To register for the 9th Annual Ultimate Software presents the La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K brought to you by UBS, 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.

5K Runner Adult & Youth: $25 until 3/28/18 at 6 p.m. $35 after
Walker Adult: $25 until 3/28/18 at 6 p.m. $30 after
Walker Youth (ages 5-18): $20 until 3/28/18 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 3/29/18 at 6 p.m. $30 after
Virtual Walker Youth (ages 5 – 18): $20 until 3/29/18 at 6 p.m. $25 after

The Bass Presents Night at the Museum 3/1/19

The Bass Presents Night at the Museum
Friday, 03/01/2019 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Catch the vibe and join our tribe into the neon jungle for Night at the Museum 2019, The Bass’ annual spring fundraiser! Featuring music by RICHIE HELL, an installation by Haiiileen and a photo experience by Capture POD. Purchase a membership at the Affiliate ($250) level or above and receive access for you and a guest, plus enjoy year-round membership benefits. This is a members-only event-please join, renew or upgrade to attend!

2019 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run – Fort Lauderdale 4/4/19

2019 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run – Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 04/04/2019 – 06:45 pm – 09:30 pm
Huizenga Plaza
32 East Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $42. No registrations accepted after March 6.

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines, a three-circuit 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk, will once again wind its way through the streets of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Known as “Florida’s Largest Office Party”, the run is open to employees of businesses, corporations, government agencies, financial institutions and non-profits – regardless of company size – and incorporates a special competition to award the overall men’s, women’s and co-ed teams in 20 different industries. Beginners can “ease into exercise” with friends, gain inspiration and motivation to continue walking and running to improve overall health, while competitive runners have the opportunity to shine amongst their co-workers and lead the corporate team to victory.

As part of the tri-county race circuit, $1 per participant of the Fort Lauderdale run will benefit United Way.

For registration information, please contact TeamFootWorks at (305) 666-RACE (7223) or visit www.mercedesbenzcorporaterun.com, www.facebook.com/MercedesBenzCorporateRun or www.teamfootworks.org.

2019 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run – Miami 4/25/19

2019 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run – Miami
Thursday, 04/25/2019 – 06:45 pm – 09:30 pm
Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $42. No registrations accepted after March 20.

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines, a three-circuit 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk, will once again wind its way through the streets of Downtown Miami. Known as “Florida’s Largest Office Party”, the run is open to employees of businesses, corporations, government agencies, financial institutions and non-profits – regardless of company size – and incorporates a special competition to award the overall men’s, women’s and co-ed teams in 20 different industries. Beginners can “ease into exercise” with friends and gain inspiration and motivation to continue walking and running to improve overall health, while competitive runners have the opportunity to shine amongst their co-workers and lead the corporate team to victory.

As part of the tri-county race circuit, $1 per participant of the Miami run will benefit United Way.

For registration information, please contact TeamFootWorks at (305) 666-RACE (7223) or visit www.mercedesbenzcorporaterun.com, www.facebook.com/MercedesBenzCorporateRun or www.teamfootworks.org.

RMHC Designer Show House 2019 2/21/19-3/3/19

RMHC Designer Show House 2019
Thursday, 02/21/2019 – 03/03/2019 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
RMHC Designer Show House 2019
2601 NE 26th Avenue,
Lighthouse Point, Florida 33064
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Cost: $35-200

The RMHC Designer Show House 2019 is a new multi-million-dollar waterfront pool home with five beds, seven baths, a gourmet kitchen, wine room and more. Experience exquisite interiors showcasing the latest in-home designs created by 7 top designers.

The RMHC Designer Show House 2019 will be open for ten days for the public to tour and enjoy between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., with special events planned throughout the week. Tickets available online. $35 General Admission, $200 VIP Opening Night.

All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the day to day operations of the Ronald McDonald House® in Miami; a place families call “home” while their child is receiving medical treatment at South Florida pediatric hospitals.

Child Rescue Coalition’s Eat, Drink and Be Giving Gala Featuring Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Smart 2/22/19

Child Rescue Coalition’s Eat, Drink and Be Giving Gala Featuring Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Smart
Friday, 02/22/2019 – 06:00 pm –
Delray Beach Marriott
10 North Ocean Blvd.,
Delray Beach, Florida 33483
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Cost: $275

Elizabeth Smart, international child abduction advocate and New York Times best-selling author, will be the keynote speaker for Child Rescue Coalition’s (CRC) fourth annual “Eat, Drink and Be Giving” Gala. Proceeds from the evening will enhance Child Rescue Coalition’s technological developments, increase law enforcement training and rescue thousands of children from sexual exploitation and abuse.

The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Despite this traumatic experience, she has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs and national legislation. The founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, Smart has also helped promote The National AMBER Alert, The Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and other safety legislation to help prevent abductions. She chronicled her experiences in the New York Times best-selling book, “My Story.” In addition, she and other abduction survivors worked with the Department of Justice to create a survivors’ guide, entitled, “You’re Not Alone: The Journey from Abduction to Empowerment.” Her most recent book, “Where There’s Hope,” is both an up-close-and-personal glimpse into her healing process and a heartfelt how-to guide for readers to make peace with the past and embrace the future.

Sponsored by TransUnion, the evening will celebrate law enforcement officers’ successful utilization of Child Rescue Coalition’s Child Protection System (CPS) Technology, with an elegant dinner, awards presentation and exciting live and silent auctions. To date, CRC’s CPS Technology is used free of charge by more than 11,000 law enforcement officials in 50 states and 90 countries and has been instrumental in helping to put an end to child sexual abuse. Child Rescue Coalition has assisted in the arrest of over 11,000 child predators and the rescues of over 2,500 abused children in the last five years.

Tickets start at $275 per person and are available via 501auctions.com/crcgala. For more information, please call (561) 208-9000 or visit events@childrescuecoalition.org.

About Child Rescue Coalition
Child Rescue Coalition (CRC), a south Florida-based nonprofit organization with global reach, has spent the past decade building the world’s most sophisticated technology to hunt online predators. Through proactive partnerships with law enforcement, the nonprofit’s system has tracked 54 million offenders around the world in order to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse. With a mission of protecting innocence through technology, the technology developed by CRC has aided in the arrest of more than 11,000 predators and rescued over 2,500 abused children in the last five years. For more information, visit childrescuecoalition.org or call (561) 208-9000.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Host 52nd Annual Golf Classic in Memory of Charles Bebe Rebozo on March 18 3/18/19

Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Host 52nd Annual Golf Classic in Memory of Charles Bebe Rebozo on March 18
Monday, 03/18/2019 – 10:30 am – 06:30 pm
Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club
13610 Deering Bay Dr.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33158
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is hosting its 52nd Annual Golf Classic in Memory of Charles “Bebe” Rebozo. The tournament offers the chance to play for fun or at a competitive level.

Participants will engage in an enjoyable golf experience, in addition to raising funds for the Clubs’ youth development programs, which are based on fostering skills in computers, education, cultural arts homework, educational assistance, and social life competencies, as well as sports and recreation. This year’s event is expected to raise more than $100,000 for the Club’s programs.

Members of the Golf Classic committee are Howard Master, Anthony Lopez, Alex Bob, Clint Gulley and Special Events Chair, Olga Guilarte. Sponsors of the event are Carmen Rebozo Foundation, Publix Charities, Performance Team Sports, Ocean Bank, Wells Fargo Advisors, Bermont Advisory Group, McDonald’s/LCL Food Services and CMTG, Inc.

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.

All golfers will receive a commemorative golf shirt, umbrella and golf balls plus complimentary parking, green fees, cart, range balls, lunch provided by Clint Gulley of CMTG, Inc. and dinner at the awards banquet and ceremony. Golfers are encouraged to take part in activities and games throughout the day.

Immediately following the tournament, the day will conclude with a dinner and raffle at 5:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy a delectable buffet-style dinner, cocktails, a raffle and silent auction featuring prizes such as gift baskets, jewelry and spa packages. Guests are asked to adhere to the country club casual dress code.

Sponsorship/underwriting opportunities are available, ranging from $250 to $25,000. Underwriting opportunities are available from $500 to $2,000. A Tee Hole Sign Sponsorship is available for $250. Registration fees are $1,600 for a foursome. The admission price for dinner only is $100 per person.

For more information about sponsorship or underwriting opportunities, or to reserve a foursome, individual golfer or purchase dinner only tickets, please contact Arlene Peterson at (305) 446-9910, or email apeterson@bgcmia.org.

VeritageMiami Announces Interactive Dinner 3/15/19

VeritageMiami Announces Interactive Dinner
Friday, 03/15/2019 – 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Intercontinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $625 per person

At the Interactive Dinner, at the Intercontinental Miami on Friday, March 15, more than 600 enthusiastic guests will sport cooking aprons and toques as they prepare a three-course meal right at their tables under the direction of James Beard Award-winning Chef Fabio Trabocchi. Chef Trabocchi is known as one of the world’s leading restaurateurs with his Michelin-starred fine dining flagship, Fiola; the Spanish seafood and tapas mecca, Del Mar; the glamorous destination for Italian coastal cuisine, Fiola Mare and more. He prides himself on blending his Italian and Spanish family traditions to create one-of-kind dining experiences.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.veritagemiami.com.

VeritageMiami Announces Bubbly Brunch 3/3/19

VeritageMiami Announces Bubbly Brunch
Sunday, 03/03/2019 – 11:00 am –
Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne
455 Grand Bay Drive,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: $500

Celebrating its 23rd year, VeritageMiami, presented by City National Bank, will host 2,500 food, wine, beer and spirit aficionados from across South Florida to eat, drink and unite – all to benefit United Way of Miami-Dade. VeritageMiami will showcase top sommeliers, illustrious chefs, prestigious wines, breweries and an impressive lineup of auction lots. Festivities begin on Thursday, February 7, at the Craft Beer Tasting with dozens of brews and restaurants taking over Wynwood Walls. Taking place at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Sunday, March 3, the reimagined Bubbly Brunch will offer an exquisite menu designed and directed by acclaimed Miami Chef José Mendín of Food Comma Hospitality Group. For the final event in this stellar series, the foodie fun culminates at the Intercontinental Miami, on Friday, March 15, with the Interactive Dinner headlined by Chef Fabio Trabocchi, recipient of the esteemed James Beard Award for “Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic” and “Best New Chef” by Food & Wine magazine.

VeritageMiami Announces Craft Beer Tasting 2/7/19

VeritageMiami Announces Craft Beer Tasting
Thursday, 02/07/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Wynwood Walls
2550 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $65

Celebrating its 23rd year, VeritageMiami, presented by City National Bank, will host 2,500 food, wine, beer and spirit aficionados from across South Florida to eat, drink and unite – all to benefit United Way of Miami-Dade. VeritageMiami will showcase top sommeliers, illustrious chefs, prestigious wines, breweries and an impressive lineup of auction lots. Festivities begin on Thursday, February 7, at the Craft Beer Tasting with dozens of brews and restaurants taking over Wynwood Walls. Taking place at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Sunday, March 3, the reimagined Bubbly Brunch will offer an exquisite menu designed and directed by acclaimed Miami Chef José Mendín of Food Comma Hospitality Group. For the final event in this stellar series, the foodie fun culminates at the Intercontinental Miami, on Friday, March 15, with the Interactive Dinner headlined by Chef Fabio Trabocchi, recipient of the esteemed James Beard Award for “Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic” and “Best New Chef” by Food & Wine magazine.

At the Craft Beer Tasting, at Wynwood Walls on Thursday, February 7, brew enthusiasts will rejoice with more than 100 leading local, regional and national craft beers and micro-brews at dozens of tasting stations. What pairs with a good beer? Great food! Guests will also enjoy delicious dishes by some of South Florida’s top restaurants, including: KYU; R House; Wynwood Kitchen & Bar; Red the Steakhouse, Two Chefs, and many more. This Annual Event is Co-Chaired by Daniel de la Vega (President, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty) and Jon Paul Pérez (Vice President, The Related Group).

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.veritagemiami.com.

Shop for a Cause | Design on a Dime Benefit 2/2/19

Shop for a Cause | Design on a Dime Benefit
Saturday, 02/02/2019 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Moore Buliding
191 NE 40th Street,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Shop for a Cause!

Join us on Saturday, February 2 at Design on a Dime Miami at the Moore Building. Shop amazing items curated by Miami’s top interior designers while enjoying complimentary craft cocktails all night long.
Tickets are $50.

All proceeds support a national end to AIDS.

Get your tickets today here.

Committee:
Matthew Bernando & Juan Herrera
Rich Biletta
Criselda Breene
Andy Cohen
William J. Gilbane III
Natalia Kates
Russell Miller
Mia Moretti
Bruce Starr & David Devos
Tara Solomon & Nick D’Annunzio
Fernando Wong & Tim Johnson

Hosts:
Vanessa Castellanos
Jochy Ortiz
Amanda Harris
Shamsu Lalani
Nick Betancourt
Maxwell Blandford
Darryl Gibson
Kelly Gold
Danie Gomez Ortigoza
Melissa Katz
Michelle Leshem (SuperMarket Creative)
Erin Michelle Newberg
Tayo Otiti
Aaron Resnick
Sogol Afsharjavan
Juliana Saraza/Notorious Swimwear

Sixth Annual Art + Soul Celebration 2/9/19

Sixth Annual Art + Soul Celebration
Saturday, 02/09/2019 – 06:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Mark your calendars for the best party of the year, Art + Soul, celebrating the fund for African American Art.

Cocktails + Dinner | 6:15pm
Join us for a cocktail reception and seated dinner under the stars 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 we unveil the Ambassadors most recent art acquisition. Includes access to Celebration.

Celebration | 9:30pm
The party continues with entertainment by Jillionaire and A.Randolph and The Smash Room Project, cocktails, canapés, and dancing under the stars.

Be A Voice Gala by Voices For Children Foundation 1/19/19

Be A Voice Gala by Voices For Children Foundation
Saturday, 01/19/2019 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Mandarin Oriental Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Now in its 23rd edition, the Voices For Children Foundation will host its fundraiser the 2019 Be A Voice Gala at Mandarin Oriental on Saturday, January 19th with Chairs Brad and Suzanne Meltzer to support the foster care youth of Miami-Dade County. The theme of this year’s gala is Make Magic, presented by Susan and Alex Samas in loving memory of Jeffrey C. Samas.
Welcoming 500 of Miami’s most philanthropic and influential community leaders and business professionals to the black tie affair, funds raised at the event will benefit Miami-Dade’s abused, abandoned and neglected children to help ensure they have a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem and that financial assistance and other resources are available for their health, educational, and social needs.
The evening will commence at 7 PM with an elegant cocktail reception featuring strolling magicians and entertainers. The elaborately decorated Grand Ballroom will open its doors at 8 PM where guests will enjoy a three course dinner, a live auction, special entertainment by DJ Kucha and a moving testimonial of a youth whose life has been highly impacted by the work of Voices For Children and the Guardian ad Litem Program.
Individual tickets for the gala are $1,000, while tables of ten start at $7,500. To purchase a table or tickets or for information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Carolina Alfonso at 305-324-3856 or by email at CAlfonso@BeAVoice.org.

Take A Break Thursdays Progressive Night of Shopping and Charity at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 2/7/19

Take A Break Thursdays Progressive Night of Shopping and Charity at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 02/07/2019 – 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, has announced the beneficiaries for its Thursday, February 7, edition of “Take A Break Thursdays” progressive nights of shopping. Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Neighbors 4 Neighbors, Stonewall National Museum & Archives and Stranahan House will benefit from the 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. “friend-raiser” event.

While registered guests shop and take advantage of exclusive offers, attendees can also enjoy complimentary food and beverage options at participating stores and restaurants including Ann Taylor, Chico’s, Free People, Godiva, Seasons 52, Swarovski and more. A raffle with items will benefit the five organizations. Registered guests will also enjoy special pricing on wine and appetizers at Seasons 52.

There is no cost to attend “Take A Break Thursdays,” but RSVP/registration is necessary. Check-in for this event is located across from Swarovski. Guests are encouraged to register in advance with the charity of their choice. Details can be found at www.galleriamall-fl.com.

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

Annual Leo Geller Golf Tournament 2/4/19

Annual Leo Geller Golf Tournament
Monday, 02/04/2019 – 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Boca Rio Golf Club
22041 Boca Rio Rd,
Boca Raton, Florida 33433
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Cost: Individual players: $325

Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter will host its Annual Leo Geller Golf Tournament Honoring Florida Peninsula Insurance Company at Boca Rio Gulf Club on Monday, February 4. The fun-filled day will benefit the Parkinson’s Foundation’s ongoing programs that help those in the local community living with Parkinson’s Disease.

Golfers will begin the day with lunch at 11:00 a.m. before hitting the links with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. The daylong tournament will end at the 19th hole with a raffle, awards, cocktail reception and lavish dinner at the Club. This year’s honorary chairperson is Leo Geller and the co-chairs are Roy Cohen and Ciaran Swords. The event’s committee members include Paul Adkins, Paul Kelly, Gary Cantor and Edward Gray. Caddy is included with each foursome at no additional charge.

Cost:
Individual players: $325
Foursomes: $1,250
*Sponsorship opportunities available

To purchase tickets or sponsorships, visit http://parkinson.org/events/2019/The-Annual-Leo-Geller-Golf-Tournament , call (561) 962-1702 or email rmilller@parkinson.org. Must register before January 21, 2019.

The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s 9th Birthday Party 1/25/19

The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s 9th Birthday Party
Friday, 01/25/2019 – 01/26/2019 09:00 pm – 01:00 am
Astra Rooftop Restaurant
2121 NW 2nd Street,
MIAMI, Florida 33127
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Cost: $50

Join The Little Lighthouse Foundation as we celebrate our 9th Birthday at Astra in Wynwood! Guests will enjoy an open bar as well as mocktails by LaCroix Sparkling Water on a rooftop overlooking Wynwood.

A minimum $50 donation in advance is required to attend or a $60 minimum donation can be made at the door.

Child Rescue Coalition Seeks Volunteers of All Ages to Create Blankets & Bear Hugs Care Packages for Rescued Children 1/26/19

Child Rescue Coalition Seeks Volunteers of All Ages to Create Blankets & Bear Hugs Care Packages for Rescued Children
Saturday, 01/26/2019 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Child Rescue Coalition
4530 Conference Way South,
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
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Cost: Suggested Donation

Child Rescue Coalition (CRC), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to rescue children from sexual abuse by building technology for law enforcement to track, arrest, and prosecute child predators, is seeking volunteers of all ages to assist in its third annual Blankets and Bear Hugs initiative on Saturday, January 26, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at its headquarters located at 4530 Conference Way South in Boca Raton.

The volunteers will help assemble teddy bear care packages to present to local law enforcement for distribution to rescued children. Participants will be treated to a pizza lunch. A $10 per person and $20 per family donation is suggested.

CRC’s Child Protection System, used free of charge by more than 11,000 law enforcement officials in 50 states and 90 countries, has been instrumental in helping to put an end to child sexual abuse. Child Rescue Coalition has assisted in the arrest of nearly 11,000 child predators and the rescues of over 2,500 abused children in the last five years.

For more information please call (561) 208-9000, visit childrescuecoalition.org/event/2897/ or email events@childrescuecoalition.org.

Heart Gallery of Broward County and Truluck’s Second Annual Tru-Hearts Luncheon Honoring Melissa Milroy of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 2/12/19

Heart Gallery of Broward County and Truluck’s Second Annual Tru-Hearts Luncheon Honoring Melissa Milroy of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 02/12/2019 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Truluck's at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2584A East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $100 per person with complimentary valet parking

Heart Gallery of Broward County & Truluck’s will present the second annual Tru-Hearts Luncheon on Tuesday, February 12, at noon, at Truluck’s restaurant at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. This year’s luncheon, which spotlights those who are making a difference in the lives of children and families, will honor Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. The luncheon will also feature informal modeling, networking opportunities, a raffle and a chance to meet the Heart Gallery leadership team.

A proud Fort Lauderdale native, Melissa Milroy proudly serves as senior marketing manager for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. She joined the Galleria’s marketing team 25 years ago, and in that time, forged numerous partnerships to benefit the community. She is the powerhouse behind the destination’s largest philanthropic campaigns, corporate sponsorship programs and initiatives including the sold-out 12th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style presented by Signature Grand which, this year, raised more than $95,000 for family charities including ARC Broward, Covenant House, Kids in Distress, Jack & Jill Children’s Center, HANDY and Take Stock in Children of Broward County.

A huge fan of community investment and of uniting area business and philanthropic partners to better serve the interests of Fort Lauderdale and help it thrive as a complete, unified region, Milroy serves on the boards of the Transportation Management Association, Beach Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and Heart Gallery of Broward County. She is a member of the Marketing Advisory Committee of the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB and the International Council of Shopping Centers and recently became a Riverwalk Trustee.
She has been recognized as a family and community advocate with awards from the Boys & Girls Clubs, the March of Dimes and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets are $100 per person with complimentary valet parking courtesy of The Galleria. To purchase tickets and learn more, please visit blacktie-southflorida.com.

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.

About Truluck’s
Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House features an exceptional dining concept rooted in environmental stewardship and sustainability. Following all guidelines of the Ocean Conservancy, Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House serves only the freshest Florida Stone Crab direct from its fisheries and a fresh-catch seafood menu updated seasonally. The restaurant’s wine program, showcasing 100 selections by the sample, glass and bottle, has been recognized by Wine Spectator magazine with an “Award of Excellence.” In addition to its Fort Lauderdale location at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House also offers dining on Brickell Avenue in Miami and in Naples on 4th Avenue South, next to the Sugden Theater. For additional information and menus, please visit www.trulucks.com.

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services Invites You to Poseidon’s Night Gala 3/16/19

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services Invites You to Poseidon’s Night Gala
Saturday, 03/16/2019 – 07:30 pm – 12:00 am
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $175

Each year, Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services holds an annual fundraising gala to benefit its life-changing, residential and community outreach services for local kids and families. We are thrilled to announce that our annual gala, Poseidon’s Night: Rising from the Depths, will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Our gala promises to lead you on an adventure through Poseidon’s watery realm, where you will encounter a deluge of provocative delights for all your senses! If you’ve been to any of our previous Miami Bridge galas, you know you’ll have the time of your life. If you haven’t been to one, it’s time to get your feet wet!

MADD Broward County VIP Kick-Off Party for Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K 1/30/19

MADD Broward County VIP Kick-Off Party for Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K
Wednesday, 01/30/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Artserve
1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $25 per person

MADD Broward County is kicking off the Ultimate Software presents the La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K brought to you by UBS with a fun, uplifting and meaningful event at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale. Guests will enjoy delicious bites by BRIO Tuscan Grille Plantation, mocktails by LaCroix, 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 Vice Chair Heather Geronemus, Matthew “Whiz” Buckley, Major Robert Chandler and other local dignitaries. Cox Media Group’s Ellen Jaffe will be the emcee for the event. The MADD Broward Kick-Off is chaired by Rachel Perz.

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

The Ninth Annual Ultimate Software presents the La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k brought to you by UBS will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2019 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 28 will be co-chair Rachel Perz, general manager of BRIO Tuscan Grille Plantation, and 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 $1.75 million.

Featuring the slogan “Drunk Driving Ends Here,” the walk encourages people to literally take steps to end drunk driving. MADD recently launched its first-ever tagline: “No More Victims.”

For more information about the Ninth Annual Ultimate Software presents the La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k brought to you by UBS visit www.walklikemadd.org/fortlauderdale.

Night of Literary Feasts 3/2/19

Night of Literary Feasts
Saturday, 03/02/2019 – 05:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Commodore Ballroom
801 Seabreeze Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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Night of Literary Feasts’ Welcome Reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a gala cocktail party in the Bahia Mar – Fort Lauderdale Beach Commodore Ballroom. The reception includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, book sales and signings with all 15 authors and an outstanding silent auction. At 7:30 p.m., guests will depart for intimate dinners featuring an author hosted in private homes or upscale restaurants around the greater Fort Lauderdale area.

Tickets: $175 or for an additional $150, guests will be guaranteed their first or second choice of literary dinners.

LitLIVE! 3/1/19

LitLIVE!
Friday, 03/01/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
2051 N. Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305
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LitLIVE! will be held at various Barnes & Noble bookstores in Broward County from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. During the event, there will be an opportunity for book signings and a percentage of all sales from book purchases will benefit the Broward Public Library Foundation. Authors will hold a panel discussion and give brief remarks followed by questions from the audience. The event will be divided by three genres: fiction, nonfiction and mystery.

Tickets: Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Broward Public Library Foundation office at 954-357-7382.

Participating Barnes & Noble locations: Fort Lauderdale (2051 N. Federal Highway), Plantation (591 S. University Drive) and Pembroke Pines (11820 Pines Boulevard).

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!)’s Third Annual A Night at the Museum 1/7/19

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!)’s Third Annual A Night at the Museum
Monday, 01/07/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $75 for FAB! members and non-members

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, will present its third annual “A Night at the Museum.” As part of this elegant black and white themed cocktail party at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, attendees will have the opportunity to experience William J. Glackens and Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Affinities and Distinction, which is currently on display until May 19, 2019. Champagne and cocktails, French and American inspired culinary delights, and live entertainment will add to this special event.

ArgenTenors Live in Concert 2/11/19

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

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

Conrad Giving Tree 12/5/18

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

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

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

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

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

Ice Cream We Love 1/12/19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FAQs

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

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

Mistletoe & Martinis 12/14/18

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

MISTLETOE & MARTINIS

Kick off the holiday season with Mistletoe & Martinis, a joyful evening of holiday cheer to benefit the Deering Estate Foundation. The Estate will come alive with the sights, sounds and libations of the holiday season, as guests enjoy festive music, flavorful martinis .and lavish hors d’oeuvres and desserts from some of South Florida’s finest restaurants and caterers. Mix and mingle while strolling through the historic homes and magnificent grounds transformed into a wondrous Festival of Trees gloriously lit up and fully adorned for the holidays.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrity Beach Soccer Match 11/17/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$125 per ticket * $150 at the door

Men of Style 2018 11/29/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Home for the Pawlidays 11/14/2018

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

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

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

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

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

Real Men Wear Pink 10/25/18

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

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

To RSVP please contact events@suitsupply.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pop of Pink Fashion Exhibition 10/27/18

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

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

Take a Break Thursday 11/15/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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