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

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

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

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

Biking for Ben 11/17/18

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

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

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

Pink Lighting Ceremony 10/1/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert 11/10/18


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Haunted Hauteness Launch Party 9/8/18

Haunted Hauteness Launch Party
Saturday, 09/08/2018 – 09/09/2018 09:00 pm – 12:00 am
1 Hotel South Beach Rooftop
2341 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Start your Halloween celebration early with cocktails at 1 Hotel South Beach’s rooftop on Saturday, September 8 at the kickoff event for Haunted Hauteness, a luxurious all-inclusive Halloween bash on Saturday, October 20, which benefits Miami Model Citizens (MMC).

Attendees at the kickoff event will enjoy specialty cocktails from the cash bar, which pledges a portion of the profits to MMC, as they dance to party vibes by a resident DJ. Upon arrival, guests will have the opportunity to purchase Early Bird tickets to the Halloween bash, priced at $75, and will receive a complimentary Tito’s Vodka welcome drink with proof of purchase.

Tickets on Sale for Eleventh Annual Pérez Art Museum Miami Corporate Luncheon, Honoring Business Community’s Integral Support of the Arts 9/26/18

Tickets on Sale for Eleventh Annual Pérez Art Museum Miami Corporate Luncheon, Honoring Business Community’s Integral Support of the Arts
Wednesday, 09/26/2018 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Prices Range from 500 to 20,000. Must RSVP

The highly-anticipated Eleventh Annual Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Corporate Luncheon, presented by STARR Catering Group, will take place on Wednesday, September 26, from 11am–2pm, when the museum will open its doors to hundreds of South Florida’s most influential business leaders in honor of their vital support of the arts. PAMM Corporate Honors will be awarded to Funding Arts Network and Goya Foods of Florida, with the event’s main program highlighting the intersection of art and fashion in Miami’s growing economy. All funds from the luncheon will be donated to the museum’s art and education outreach programs. Reservations can be made online at pamm.org/CL11.

“This major fundraiser gives us a chance to shine a light on the community’s influential change-makers and business leaders, and acknowledge their unwavering support of our institution and acknowledgment of our commitment to arts education for all,” said PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. “With the coming of our 35th anniversary, this year we are excited to honor a great corporation with deep ties to the community, Goya Foods of Florida, alongside a fellow nonprofit, the Funding Arts Network, which provides funds to arts organizations in our community.”

2018 Footy’s Bubbles & Bones Gala 11/9/18

2018 Footy’s Bubbles & Bones Gala
Friday, 11/09/2018 – 06:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Diplomat Beach Resort
3555 S Ocean Drive,
Hollywood, Florida 33019
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Cost: Individual tickets are $500 & $650. Tables are $5000 & $6500

The evening will begin with world-class champagne and gourmet chicken wings, hence, “Bubbles & Bones”! The Gala will also feature a delicious sit down dinner, followed by dancing the night away. This year’s Bubbles & Bones Gala will be honoring Barry Kates, and is chaired by Julie Wilson-Watson. Proceeds from Bubbles & Bones benefit Here’s Help, Inc.

5th Annual FLDCP / Danto Builders Special Olympics Big Bad BBQ 10/2/18

5th Annual FLDCP / Danto Builders Special Olympics Big Bad BBQ
Tuesday, 10/02/2018 – 10/02/2018 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm
Danto Builders
5601 Powerline Road, Suite 401,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
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The 5th Annual Big Bad BBQ is a professional networking event benefiting Special Olympics Florida, hosted by Danto Builders and the Florida Design & Construction Professionals (FLDCP)!

Guests will enjoy all-you-can-eat BBQ, drinks, live music, auctions, a raffle, a variety of local vendors as well as the opportunity to network and mix and mingle with Special Olympics athletes – all for a good cause! The first 600 guests to pre-register by September 21, 2018 will receive door prizes (limited to one per person and will only be distributed at the event).

Tickets are $25 for FLDCP members and $35 for non-members in advance and $45 at the door for everyone. Participants can purchase tickets at http://bit.ly/BigBadBBQ2018.

Fifth Annual Catwalk For Charity Fundraiser Kickoff Reception 8/23/18

Fifth Annual Catwalk For Charity Fundraiser Kickoff Reception
Thursday, 08/23/2018 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Saks Fifth Avenue
9700 Collins Avenue,
Bal Harbour, Florida 33154
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Cost: Free

Catwalk for Charity, a local nonprofit organization that inspires and empowers impoverished children in Haiti through education, is hosting a kickoff reception at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bal Harbour Shops on Thursday, August 23rd from 6 to 9 p.m. in anticipation of the charity’s annual fashion fundraiser. Guests who attend the reception at Saks Fifth Avenue will receive a personal shopping discount on top brands in store depending on the amount purchased. Attendees will also receive swag bags, and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails throughout the night.

Hosted by renowned Haitian-American actress Garcelle Beauvais and acclaimed WPLG Local 10 news anchor Calvin Hughes, Catwalk for Charity’s fifth annual fashion show and brunch fundraiser will take place on September 9th at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Discounted tickets to the fundraiser will be available to guests who attend the kickoff party.

A portion of the proceeds from sales made on August 23rd at the kickoff reception will be donated to Catwalk for Charity to provide quality education for impoverished children in Haiti.

Tickets are free for the kickoff reception. Guests are encouraged to RSVP by emailing rcastro@thedanaagency.com. Guests who purchase tickets for Catwalk for Charity’s Fifth Edition Fashion Fundraiser by August 23rd at midnight will receive 20% off regular tickets. To purchase tickets, please visit http://catwalkforcharity.org/purchase-tickets/.

Fashion Meets Philanthropy: Catwalk for Charity’s Fifth Annual Fashion Fundraiser to Benefit Haitian Children’s Education 9/9/18

Fashion Meets Philanthropy: Catwalk for Charity’s Fifth Annual Fashion Fundraiser to Benefit Haitian Children’s Education
Sunday, 09/09/2018 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Ave.,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Catwalk for Charity, a local nonprofit organization that inspires and empowers impoverished children in Haiti through education, will be hosting their fifth annual fashion fundraiser and luncheon on Sunday, September 9, 2018, from noon to 4 p.m. at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, located at 4441 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. World-renowned, Haitian-American actress Garcelle Beauvais and WPLG Local 10 news anchor Calvin Hughes will co-host the star-studded event. The brunch will culminate with a fashion show curated by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Guests who purchase tickets to Catwalk for Charity’s Fifth Edition Fashion Fundraiser by August 23rd at midnight will receive 20% off the ticket price. Tickets starting August 24th are priced at $250 per person and tables of 10 are $2,500. For VIP/Runway seating can also be purchase on the website now $300 and $350 afterward.

The Sixth Annual “Eat Your Heart Out” Culinary Feast at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale to Benefit The Heart Gallery of Broward County 10/4/18

The Sixth Annual “Eat Your Heart Out” Culinary Feast at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale to Benefit The Heart Gallery of Broward County
Thursday, 10/04/2018 – 10/04/2018 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $75 per person, includes valet parking.

Food and wine enthusiasts are invited to the sixth annual “Eat Your Heart Out,” the culinary feast of the social season benefiting the Heart Gallery of Broward County. Attendees will enjoy a delicious spread of flavorful bites served by celebrity guests, plus fine wines, live entertainment and a silent auction full of luxurious prizes. The Heart Gallery of Broward County will also honor its 2018 Child Advocate of the Year – Lynne Cameron, Neighbors 4 Neighbors Executive Director.

Participating restaurants to date include Casa D’Angelo Ristorante, Ethos Greek
Bistro, Il Mulino Cucina Italiana, Myapapaya Juicery + Kitchen, Phat Boy Sushi,
Sweeter Days Bake Shop, Tarpon River Brewery, Taverna Opa and Truluck’s.

For more information and to reserve tickets, please call 954-918-3008, email info@heartgalleryofbroward.org or visit http://www.heartgalleryofbroward.org/portal/eat-your-heart-out.

The Salvation Army of Broward County To Host Its Sixth Annual Red Shield ReDesign Bash 10/19/18

The Salvation Army of Broward County To Host Its Sixth Annual Red Shield ReDesign Bash
Friday, 10/19/2018 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: General admission tickets are $125 and VIP tickets are $175, which includes priority seating and a pre-event cocktail reception.

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s sixth annual Red Shield ReDesign Bash at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is a highly anticipated event centered around a silent and live auction for redesigned, repurposed and transferred furniture and accessories crafted by Artists, Interior Designers and DIY hobbyists. Attendees enjoy great food, drink and fun as they peruse and bid on a variety of treasures to benefit the Salvation Army’s homeless shelter, feeding and case management programs.

All proceeds support the homeless shelter, feeding, and case management programs at The Salvation Army of Broward County. Prominent community leaders will judge and award entries in the categories of Most Collectible, Most Creative and Best Re-Purposing of Materials. The 2018 People’s Choice will be determined by those in attendance.

Today, it offers a number of vital programs including its Economic Stability Program, the Open Door Project emergency shelter, a food pantry and transitional family housing.

The Salvation Army of Broward County To Host Its Sixth Annual Red Shield ReDesign Bash 10/19/18

The Salvation Army of Broward County To Host Its Sixth Annual Red Shield ReDesign Bash
Friday, 10/19/2018 – 10/19/2018 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: General admission tickets are $125 and VIP tickets are $175, which includes priority seating and a pre-event cocktail reception.

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s sixth annual Red Shield ReDesign Bash at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is a highly anticipated event centered around a silent and live auction for redesigned, repurposed and transformed furniture and accessories crafted by artists, interior designers and DIY hobbyists. Attendees will enjoy great food, drink and fun as they peruse and bid on a variety of treasures to benefit the Salvation Army’s homeless shelter, feeding, and case management programs.

All proceeds support the homeless shelter, feeding, and case management programs at The Salvation Army of Broward County.

Today, it offers a number of vital programs including its Economic Stability Program, the Open Door Project emergency shelter, a food pantry and transitional family housing.

Striking Out Against Striking Out 9/30/18

Striking Out Against Striking Out
Sunday, 09/30/2018 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Bowl
9275 SW 40th Street,
Miami, Florida 33165
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Cost: $12-$20

Time: 10AM– 12PM
Location: Bird Bowl, 9275 SW 40th Street, Miami, FL
Description: $20 adult/$12 child under 10 years of age gets each bowler two-hours of bowling, bowling shoes, and a fun time. One bowling lane accommodates up to seven (7) bowlers. Sign up as a team or individually (we’ll put you on a team)!
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To register, mail payment (payable to Communities In Schools of Miami) and Completed Registration Form by 09/19/18 to: Communities In Schools of Miami, 12485 SW 137 Ave., Suite #109, Miami, FL 33186 or purchase tickets via PayPal using the button below.

Note: When purchasing tickets online, purchase Adult and Child tickets separately.

For more information, contact Ansley Elfmont at 305.252.5444 or aelfmont@cismiami.org

Great Theater to Benefit Orchestra Miami 8/10/18

Great Theater to Benefit Orchestra Miami
Friday, 08/10/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
GableStage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $40

Join us for An Evening of Thought-Provoking Theater to benefit Orchestra Miami! Through the generosity of Artistic Director Joseph Adler, GableStage is hosting a special preview performance of their next event- “White Guy on a Bus” by Bruce Graham. 100% of the proceeds from this event go to supporting Orchestra Miami and our excellent musicians!! Tickets are just $40 per person, and include drinks and light refreshments.
The story is simple: Week after week, a wealthy white businessman rides the same bus, befriending a single black mom. As they get to know one another, their pasts unfold and tensions rise, igniting a disturbing and crucial exploration of race. Don’t miss the Southeastern US premiere of this work, which the New York Times calls “thought-provoking, riveting theater”.
Come on out and support great theater for a great cause at a bargain price!

24th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball 11/3/18

24th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball
Saturday, 11/03/2018 – 07:00 pm – 05:00 am
Intercontinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost:

The highly anticipated 24th Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball will be taking place on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Shareef Malnik, Chairman of Board of Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, Gala Chair of the InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball, and proprietor of The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar, announced this year’s theme will be Summer of Love while rallying excitement for another spectacular sell-out event and what is again expected to be the charity’s largest Ball to date. Shareef also announced the return of Ball celebrity emcee, actress and filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar for the 8th year. Last year’s Ball raised an excess of $2.3million for Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. Previous entertainers have included Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Diana Ross, Marc Anthony and more.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 12th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala 11/10/18

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 12th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala
Saturday, 11/10/2018 – 06:30 pm –
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Blvd. Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $500 per person

On Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will host its annual black-tie “Wild About Kids” Gala, with the exciting theme “A Night in Havana,” at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. 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 & crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs, for area children who need them the most.

The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed at 8 p.m. by dinner, the program, dancing and live entertainment. South Florida’s top community leaders, philanthropists and socialites will be among the guests, who will enjoy a themed-evening full of surprises such as a classic car on display, luxurious and unique auction items, a large raffle giveaway of a 3-wheel motorcycle, and much more. Guests will also have a special opportunity at the event to sponsor a child through donations.

Norwegian Cruise Line will provide entertainment from its onboard production “Havana,” along with music by Albita Rodriguez.

Deliver The Dream Presents “THE Greatest Bowlman” Tournament At Strikers Bowling Alley In Boca Raton 9/29/18

Deliver The Dream Presents “THE Greatest Bowlman” Tournament At Strikers Bowling Alley In Boca Raton
Saturday, 09/29/2018 – 09/29/2018 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Strikers Bowling Alley
21046 Commercial Trail,
Boca Raton, Florida 33486
Website
Cost: 40

Come one, come all to Deliver the Dream’s “The Greatest Bowlman” fundraiser at Strikers Bowling Alley in Boca Raton (21046 Commercial Trail) on Saturday, September 29! The circus-themed bowling tournament begins at 11 a.m. and includes a silent auction, Big Top trivia games, food, drinks and more to benefit the nonprofit organization’s yearly Down syndrome family retreat.

Deliver the Dream’s annual Down Syndrome Family Retreat will host as many as 15 families (at no cost to the participants). This retreat, along with nine other planned yearly retreats spanning various crises and medical conditions including autism, cancer and epilepsy, combines traditional recreational activities with therapeutic activities, peer-to-peer discussion groups and expressive arts and music activities.

Admission to this event begins at $40 for individuals and $200 a team (five people).

Under the Big Top 10/26/18

Under the Big Top
Friday, 10/26/2018 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Renaissance Plantation Hotel
1230 S Pine Island Road Plantation,
Plantation, Florida 33317
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Cost:

This October we are thrilled to honor the hundreds of individuals and corporations who donate their time to deliver meals to our senior clients, both homebound and at our congregate dining sites. Volunteers also spearhead our Meals for Companion Pets Program, which provides cat and dog food to homebound clients at no cost, and assist with our Summer Break Spot Program, delivering meals and enrichment activities to children during the summer months when school is in recess. Our nine board members also donate their time and talents in an effort to further our mission. This event will also honor their priceless gifts.

The event is being sponsored by Chen Medical, FPL, FedEx, First Citizens Bank, Sunshine Health, GA Foods & Primary Care Physicians

100% of the luncheon’s proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels South Florida. Info: info@mowsoflo.org, www.mowsoflo.org or 954.714.6922

Dance for the Fish Fundraiser Event at Floyd Miami 7/19/18

Dance for the Fish Fundraiser Event at Floyd Miami
Thursday, 07/19/2018 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Floyd Miami
34 NE 11th Street,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $25

Sereia Films, a local documentary film production company, has partnered with Floyd Miami to host their first ever fundraising event, Dance for the Fish.
The fundraiser event will serve as the official launch party for Sereia Films newest web series documentary, Eating Out: The Hunt for Sustainable Seafood. The docuseries will give viewers an in-depth look accessing the sustainability of certain dishes at popular Miami restaurants. Each web short will feature a different co-host in the sustainable seafood industry including University of Miami researcher and U.S. champion free-diver, Dr. Claire Beatrix Paris and sustainable seafood author Paul Greenberg. All ticket sales proceeds will be donated to the Sereia Films production fund.
In addition, the Dance for the Fish event will feature a live performance by the official Kukuwa Fitness dancers and a special presentation from the Making Moves Universal program founded by Dr. Niraj Mehta, a program that uses dance as a form of coping treatment for cancer and other various illnesses. All guests will receive a complimentary cocktail upon arrival courtesy of New Amsterdamn Vodka plus an exclusive late night happy hour proced cocktail menu will be offered and music will be provided by DJ Carter Jackson-Brown. Videos produced by Sereia Films showcasing various Florida ecosystems will be showing throughout the evening

Dog Days at The Galleria 8/22/18

Dog Days at The Galleria
Wednesday, 08/22/2018 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd,
Fort lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Admission to the event is free. $25 donation to be in the “Fashion Hounds” show.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale invites pet lovers and fur babies to celebrate the dog days of summer during its fourth annual “Dog Days” event. Benefiting seven local pet organizations, Dog Days features an adoption expo and the Fashion Hounds runway show hosted by NBC6’s Kelly Blanco and Adam Berg.

Lovable pooches will wag their tails during the pet adoption expo, with a focus on canine adoptions, featuring several participating organizations including Abandoned Pet Rescue, The Pet Project, United Dog Rescue, Good Karma Pet Rescue, Furever Family Rescue, Humane Society of Broward County and Saving Sage Animal Rescue.

Pet-focused vendors will be onsite to exhibit products and services available including Pat Cash Photography, Hunter Pet Store, Middle River Animal Hospital, Auggie’s Doggies, Ruff House, Supermoms of Broward, Canine Assisted Therapy and Michael Murphy Photography.

Fashion Hounds will feature a high-energy doggie runway show with coveted prizes awarded to trendy owners and their fashionable furry friends. Registration is $25, which will be collected via cash or check at the event and will benefit the participating pet rescue charity of your choosing. Advanced registration can be made by contacting Michael Goodman from GPR at michael@goodmanpr.com.

Junior Orange Bowl 70th Birthday Bash at Kendra Scott 8/18/18

Junior Orange Bowl 70th Birthday Bash at Kendra Scott
Saturday, 08/18/2018 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Brickell City Center
701 S Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: Free

Kendra Scott gives back! Shop for a cause while celebrating The Junior Orange Bowl’s 70th Birthday Bash! Enjoy sips, sweets, and jewels Saturday, August 18 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. 20% of the proceeds benefit.
This event is free to attend and open to the public.

RedEye Beyond 7/14/18

RedEye Beyond
Saturday, 07/14/2018 – 07/14/2018 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 E Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $15-100

Live bands. Indie films. Spoken word. Live art. A surprise at every turn! RedEye dares you to let loose as artists of every genre create a wild underground art extravaganza.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2018 11/3/18

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2018
Saturday, 11/03/2018 – 07:30 am – 10:00 am
Museum Park
1075 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on November 3, 2018 at Museum Park in Miami. Over 3,500 people from the Miami area are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Walk participants will complete a 2.5 mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Register today! Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual!

Brickell’s International Day of Yoga Lunchtime Flow 6/21/18

Brickell’s International Day of Yoga Lunchtime Flow
Thursday, 06/21/2018 – 12:00 pm – 01:00 pm
Brickell City Centre
701 South Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost: $5

This year, lululemon Brickell is celebrating International Yoga Day right in the home of their own mall with Miami runner and yogi, Stephanie Diaz, aka The Cookie Runner. To emphasize our love for yoga and our love for our community, we are suggesting a $5 minimum cash donation with proceeds going to Stephanie’s nonprofit organization, Empowered Through Fitness – learn more about them at empoweredthroughfitness.org

Join us for a lunchtime yoga flow Thursday, June 21, at 12:00 PM at Brickell City Centre, Level 4 on top of La Centrale.

Arrive by 11:30 AM to check in, relax and make new friends.

This yoga class is BYOM (bring your own mat) but if you forget, lululemon has you covered with loaners- limited quantity available.

Getting there: We encourage walking or biking as a great warm-up to the class. Or hop on the Metrorail and exit at Brickell Metrorail Station

Toll Brothers and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation 6/9/18

Toll Brothers and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Saturday, 06/09/2018 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Jupiter Country Club
126 Rosalia Court,
Jupiter, Florida 33478
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Cost: Free

Toll Brothers, the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes, is proud to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as part of National Lemonade Days, an event at which dedicated volunteers across the country host lemonade stands to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

Homeowners and their children will assist in hosting the lemonade stands at participating Toll Brothers communities. It is sure to be a fun-filled day for a wonderful cause.

All proceeds will support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which shares the vision of founder and creator, Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004) – a cure for all children with cancer. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has raised more than $140 million towards fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 690 cutting-edge research projects nationally.

Toll Brothers and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation 6/9/18

Toll Brothers and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Saturday, 06/09/2018 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Parkland Golf & Country Club
10001 Old Club Road,
Parkland, Florida 33076
Website
Cost: Free

Toll Brothers, the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes, is proud to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as part of National Lemonade Days, an event at which dedicated volunteers across the country host lemonade stands to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

Homeowners and their children will assist in hosting the lemonade stands at participating Toll Brothers communities. It is sure to be a fun-filled day for a wonderful cause.

All proceeds will support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which shares the vision of founder and creator, Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004) – a cure for all children with cancer. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has raised more than $140 million towards fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 690 cutting-edge research projects nationally.

Inaugural Golden Standard in Education Awards 6/8/18

Inaugural Golden Standard in Education Awards
Friday, 06/08/2018 – 06/08/2018 08:00 pm – 11:00 am
Mayfair Hotel
3000 Florida Avenue,
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
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Cost: $15

It’s the end of another fantastic academic year for educators and you deserve a chance to celebrate!!

The Iota Pi Lambda Education Foundation, Inc. presents the Inaugural Golden Standard in Education Awards and End-of-Year Social, Co-Sponsored by the Miami Alliance of Black School Educators.

$15 per person proceeds to benefit the IPL Education Foundation
Happy Hour Food and Drink Specials all Night

Purchase your tickets in advance to avoid the lines.

We will be honoring 4 individuals who exude a Golden Standard in their work in education across Miami-Dade County. Those four winners will be awarded at each of the following levels: District/School Leadership/Instructional/Support Staff.

8th Annual Fishing for the Dream Tournament 6/29/18, 6/30/18

8th Annual Fishing for the Dream Tournament
Friday, 06/29/2018 – 06/30/2018 06:00 pm –
Lighthouse Point Yacht Club
2701 NE 42nd Street,
Lighthouse Point, Florida 33064
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Cost: Prices vary based on categories

Go fish and enjoy Florida’s favorite open water pastime this summer while helping our nation’s heroes! Deliver the Dream, a South Florida-based nonprofit organization that organizes retreats for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis, will host its 8th Annual Fishing for the Dream Tournament at Lighthouse Point Yacht Club (2701 NE 42nd Street in Lighthouse Point) on June 29 and 30 to benefit a Family Retreat for Post 9/11 Combat Veterans. Registration is open through June 28 and more than $10,000 in prizes will be up for grabs.

The festivities begin with a Captain’s Cocktail Party and Silent Auction on Friday, June 29, at 6 p.m. at Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, a premier yacht club and multimillion dollar marina with 70+ slips that can accommodate yachts up to 120 feet. Fishing begins the next day, June 30, at 7 a.m., followed by a Family BBQ, Silent Auction closeout, and a fun-filled Awards Ceremony. The top boat will net $5,000 and prizes will be awarded for Top Lady Angler and Top Junior Angler.

To date, Fishing for the Dream has raised more than $250,000 to provide retreats for families dealing with critical illness and bereavement. This year, Deliver the Dream’s Post 9/11 Combat Veterans Retreat will host as many 15 families (at no cost to the participants) to help them enhance coping skills, reduce stress and cultivate relationships with other families who have a member suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or injuries. The retreat will also incorporate an educational component and offer therapeutic discussions. This retreat, along with nine other planned yearly retreats spanning various crises and medical conditions including autism, cancer, Down syndrome and epilepsy, combines traditional recreational activities with therapeutic activities, peer-to-peer discussion groups and expressive arts and music activities.

The 8th Annual Fishing for the Dream Tournament is presented by Lighthouse Point Yacht Club with support from Stiles, Salt Water Sportsman, Water’s Edge Marine Inspections & Construction, The Chappell Group Inc., City National Bank, Bluegreen Vacations, S&P Global, Scribe America, CarMax Cares, BoteBoard and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Registration starts at $250 and is open through June 28; two tickets to the Captain’s Party and four tickets to the Awards Family BBQ are included with each registration. Discounts are also available for early registration.

For more information, to register or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Venetia Timm at Deliver the Dream at (954) 564-3512 or at venetia.timm@deliverthedream.org

About Deliver the Dream
Deliver the Dream, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded by Pat Moran, past chairman of JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and one of South Florida’s top businesswomen, has provided healing retreats to almost 9,000 family members experiencing a serious illness or crisis such as cancer, epilepsy, autism, MS and the death of a loved one since 2002. Ten times a year, Deliver the Dream invites up to 15 families, all experiencing the same illness or crisis, to attend a weekend retreat free of charge. The retreats allow these families to regain strength, mend spirits and just be families and kids again. They also allow them to create life-long bonds with the other families on the retreat, providing them with a support system as they learn to cope with their illness or crisis. For more information about Deliver the Dream, please call (954) 564-3512 or 1-888-OUR DREAM (687-3732). Visit us online at www.deliverthedream.org and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/deliverthedream and on Twitter @DelivertheDream. Click here to donate.

Lychee Summer Celebration 6/30/18

Lychee Summer Celebration
Saturday, 06/30/2018 – 02:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Schnebly Redland's Winery
30205 SW 217th Avenue,
Homestead, Florida 33030
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Cost: $15 – $20

On June 30, Schnebly Redlands Winery will release the Lychee fruits of their labor in a most entertaining way during their Lychee Summer Celebration (LSC), partnering for the first time with the South Dade Chamber of Commerce and the American Cancer Society. The family friendly event has been a source of pride to the area, with South Florida being the only place in the Continental United States where the Lychee fruit is grown. The celebration will begin at 2pm, when the Farmer’s Market opens with 50 vendors and six food trucks. At the Grand Tiki Culinary Lounge, guests will expand their food knowledge and watch Cooking Demos on how to incorporate lychee, local and organic foods in the kitchen. A family Mud Run, an awards ceremony, and live music will round out the celebration only to culminate with a patriotic fireworks display.

“This year’s Lychee harvest is the largest crop we’ve seen in years, not only did the trees survive Hurricane Irma, but the crop was actually improved by the stress of Irma; it’s a testament to the strength of the South Florida community and its agricultural roots,” says Peter Schnebly, Founder of Schnebly Winery. During the Summer Celebration, the Winery will be offering three Lychee wines, and three limited special release Lychee beers from Miami Brewing Company. Several South Florida restaurants and food trucks will offer their culinary take on the Lychee fruit by way of creative recipes, such as Lychee Seafood Ceviche and Lychee Martini Ice Cream. The possibilities are endless, and Schnebly can’t wait to see their partners get creative with this year’s harvest at the Culinary Grand Tiki Lounge featuring StartUP FIU Food Mentors such as Half Moon Empanadas, Pro Kitchen Hub, My Ceviche, and Lulu’s Ice Cream, to name a few.

While guests enjoy the different variations of Lychee, they can also browse 200+ classic/modern Chevrolet Corvettes, custom cars, Jeeps, 4x4s and other classics throughout the day. The Lychee Summer Celebration Meet Up will be hosted by Corvettes & Coffee and Cecil’s Jeep Fam. Guests can also explore over 40+ artisan and craft vendors in the Artist Colony as they sculpt, sew and sand down hand-made goods. In addition, Live Painting Sessions will showcase some of the area’s best muralists using 40 ft. long shipping containers as their canvas.

At 5pm, the first Schnebly Family Mud Run will kick off, benefitting the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research. Participating runners will be given a glow necklace to display the Cancer they’ll be running for, while conquering an “all new” course compete with obstacles. While the five-kilometer course will honor the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners during an official ceremony before the fireworks, every runner will receive a medal to commemorate their run. All proceeds from the run will go to the American Cancer Society, and anyone who buys a ticket for the run will get free admission to the Lychee Summer Celebration; family members get special pricing on LSC tickets with Runner Registration.

WHEN:
Saturday, June 30th, 2018 / 2:00 – 11:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Miami Brewing Company
30205 SW 217th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030

TICKETS:
Presale online: $15
Door: $20
Active or Retired Military get in for free!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lychee-summer-celebration-tickets-46385663769?aff=eac2

WHO:
Schnebly Redland’s Winery is the first true winery in South Florida, crafting wine experiences from tropical fruit grown on location. Miami Brewing Company kicked off the craft beer boom in South Florida as Miami’s first commercial craft brewery, creating such highlights as Shark Bait Mango Wheat Ale, Big Rod: Coconut blonde and Vice IPA. South Dade Chamber of Commerce cultivates community, collaboration and energy in the business community of South Miami-Dade County from Pinecrest to the gates of The Florida Keys, cultivating business small and large in the fastest-growing community in the area. Schnebly Redland’s Winery is located at 30205 SW 217th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030. For more information, call 305-242-1442 or visit www.schneblywinery.com.

The Education Fund’s For the Love of Art Annual Charity Auction 6/26/18

The Education Fund’s For the Love of Art Annual Charity Auction
Tuesday, 06/26/2018 – 06/26/2018 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Loews Hotel Miami Beach
1601 Collins Ave.,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $125.00

The Education Fund’s For the Love of Art Annual Charity Auction & Honoree Celebration, presented by Ocean Bank, will honor 18 local business and community leaders with a Sapoznik Insurance Public School Alumni Achievement Award for their success.

The Education Fund’s annual charity fundraiser also raises money for the nonprofit and for visual arts in public schools. Attendees will get a chance to bid on 150 one-of-a-kind art pieces, created by the extraordinary talent in our public schools, and on more than 100 luxury items: cruises, hotel stays, airline tickets, scrumptious dinners, fabulous entertainment, and more.

In addition to the auction, this magical evening will include performances by the New World School of the Arts students, an open bar with specialty drinks by Bacardi and Liquore Strega, wine by 1865 Wines, and craft beer by Biscayne Brewing Company. The emcee for the second consecutive year is Jason Mizrachi, The Voice Of The FIU Panthers Marching Band and digital sales manager for CBS4.

Photographs by Bob Quesada of the ARC of South Florida Summer Spree Auction

The Arc of South Florida held their Summer Spree Auction on Friday May 18th, 2018 at the Marriott Miami Airport.

Auctioneer Michael Guyer, was in charge of the live auction. There were also hundreds of silent auction items.

The auction featured a wealth of vacation packages and short getaways, great restaurants, passes for cultural and sporting activities and events, wonderful goods and pampering services and much more.

Every dollar raised at the event (tickets sales, auction proceeds) will go directly to The Arc of South Florida programs for Adults and Children with Intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Arc of South Florida is a local chapter of The Arc, one of the largest volunteer organizations in the U.S. Founded in 1953 by a group of concerned parents, The Arc of South Florida serves the over 60,000 Miami-Dade County citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of South Florida two-fold purpose is to ensure the rights of all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities through ongoing advocacy, and to provide specialized programs and services to help individuals lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. The Arc of South Florida has programs in ten locations throughout Miami-Dade County, employs over one hundred seventy individuals, and serves hundreds of participants and their families on a daily basis.

For more information visit their website www.arcsofla.org

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Cuban American Bar Association Presents its 14th Annual ‘Art in the Tropics’ as ‘Uncorked’ 9/29/18

Cuban American Bar Association Presents its 14th Annual ‘Art in the Tropics’ as ‘Uncorked’
Saturday, 09/29/2018 – 07:00 pm –
Penthouse RIverside Wharf
125 SW North River Drive,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost:

The Cuban American Bar Association will host its 14th annual “Art in the Tropics” event on Saturday, September 29. Hosted at a new venue this year, CABA marks the change in atmosphere by adding a theme title to the event’s name: “Uncorked.” Attended by attorneys, judges, government officials and business leaders, “AIT: Uncorked” is CABA’s second largest of its annual fundraisers, benefitting its Pro Bono Project, which provides pro bono legal services to the indigent community in Miami-Dade County. Guests will enjoy music, wine, spirits, beer and cuisine by local restaurants.

Hard Hats and High Heels Cocktail Reception and Fundraiser 6/7/18

Hard Hats and High Heels Cocktail Reception and Fundraiser
Thursday, 06/07/2018 – 05:30 pm – 08:00 pm
East Hotel at Brickell City Centre
788 Brickell Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
RSVP / Register
Cost: $90 before May 31, including complimentary valet parking; $100 after May 31

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami will serve as host to a cross-section of Miami’s professional, social and philanthropic leaders at the third-annual “Hard Hats and High Heels” cocktail reception and fundraiser. The event, coordinated by Blanca Commercial Real Estate Vice Chairman Danet Linares and Habitat Miami’s Women’s Leadership Council, raises money for the organization’s efforts to build affordable housing for low-income Miami-Dade families and recruit a new demographic and generation of volunteers. Last year, more than $100,000 was raised. All proceeds will help underwrite the cost to build a home for a single mother through a new initiative named “Women Building Up Women.”

Music Under the Stars: Bon Appétit Miami 2018 5/16/2018

Music Under the Stars: Bon Appétit Miami 2018
Wednesday, 05/16/2018 – 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
601 SW 8th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: $75

A talented orchestra of blind and visually impaired musicians will debut a vibrant new musical score to The Great Train Robbery, the iconic silent movie, as the highlight of Music Under the Stars, a fundraiser on Wednesday, May 16.

You won’t want to miss this outstanding evening benefiting our Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program, a statewide initiative that provides free eye care and prescription glasses to low-income students throughout Florida.

Participate in an incredible Neiman Marcus Raffle, bid on fabulous Silent Auction items, and enjoy luscious wine and food tastings courtesy of one of the best Miami restaurants including Seasons 52, Mario the Baker, Sports Grill, The Big Cheese, Perricone’s Marketplace, Brazilian Grill, El Carajo and others.

Galleria Lofts Pet Appreciation and Puppy Adoption Event & Fundraiser 5/12/18

Galleria Lofts Pet Appreciation and Puppy Adoption Event & Fundraiser
Saturday, 05/12/2018 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Galleria Lofts Pet Park
1005 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Calling all pet lovers! Galleria Lofts, a collection of 48 contemporary, luxury townhomes offering sophisticated urban living in East Fort Lauderdale, is helping find some puppies a home. On Saturday, May 12, Galleria Lofts will be hosting a fundraiser for Feeling Fine Canine and Equine Rescue. There will be refreshments and treats for both guests and pets, so be sure to bring your favorite furry friends. There will also be raffle items with all proceeds benefitting Feeling Fine Canine and Equine Rescue.

Potential adopters must contact feelingfinerescue@yahoo.com and fill out an adoption form 24-hours in advance to receive pre-approval to take any puppies home. All puppies are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. Adoption fee is a tax-deductible donation of at least $250.

At Galleria Lofts, pets are a part of the family, which is why the townhomes are pet friendly and include a pet park for residents to enjoy. Located at 1005 N. Federal Highway, the tranquil Galleria Lofts are located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, just ½ mile away from the modernized Galleria Mall, ¾ mile from the beach, and within walking distance from the Gateway Theater, allowing residents to immerse themselves in the urban lifestyle. Incredible shopping, casual to elegant dining, nightlife and day-to-day conveniences are right at Galleria Lofts’ doorstep. Prices for the Galleria Lofts start at $500,000.

The development’s East Building features five unique models; the West Building offers six distinctive models. Offering two-bedroom, two and one half-bath; and three-bedroom, two and one half-bath models, the Galleria Lofts offer two-story homes, measuring from 1,733 to 2,428 square feet. All homes include a private garage. Immediate residences are available.

RSVP to 954-903-0254 by May 10.
Guests can park behind the retail lot just east of Galleria Lofts.

Miami Fashion Week Benefit Gala Hosted by Antonio Banderas 6/1/18

Miami Fashion Week Benefit Gala Hosted by Antonio Banderas
Friday, 06/01/2018 – 08:00 pm –
Alfred I. DuPont Building
169 E. Flagler Street #5,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $500 +

Miami Fashion Week® (MIAFW)’s honorary president, Antonio Banderas, will return to Miami and infuse his passion, style and prestige to host exclusive events. During the 2018 season, MIAFW will host an exclusive Miami Fashion Week Benefit Gala Hosted by Antonio Banderas supporting Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation and his own foundation, Fundación Lágrimas y Favores on Friday, June 1 at 8 p.m. Held at the Alfred I. DuPont Building (169 E Flagler Street #5, Miami, FL 33131), the annual event will feature a sit-down dinner, live entertainment by a celebrity performer, live auction benefiting the foundations and, of course, fashion. Starting at $500, guests can purchase tickets and enjoy a signature event with an audience of A-list celebrities, global influencers and fashion leaders. Space is limited!

Curacao Takes Over The Color Run 5/12/18

Curacao Takes Over The Color Run
Saturday, 05/12/2018 – 07:30 am –
HuizengaPark
32 E Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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The Color Run, the happiest 5K on the planet, is heading to Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, May 12. There’s only one place on Earth more colorful than The Color Run, and it could be your next vacation! During the Fort Lauderdale event at Huizenga Plaza, visit the Curaçao booth and enter for your chance to win a four-night trip to the island, including two round-trip tickets from Miami provided by the Curaçao Tourist Board, and accommodations courtesy of the Hilton Curaçao. Curaçao gives you a Caribbean beach paradise and a cosmopolitan capital all rolled into one, so feel free to explore it however you’d like – but only if you stop by the Curaçao booth on May 12th and enter to win.

Walk for the Apes 9/30/18

Walk for the Apes
Sunday, 09/30/2018 – 07:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155,
Miami, Florida 33155
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Cost: $34-.39 Children under 12 free with paid admission

Walk for the Apes will be the largest outdoor 5k walk in Miami raising funds for the Center for Great Apes, a 501c nonprofit chimpanzee and orangutan rescue center. This will be a unique opportunity to take part in this historical animal advocacy movement on its first year of inception.

After the walk, participants can enjoy live presentations, Music, and interactive exhibits such as Become a Primatologist, Paint Like and Ape, Walk Like an Ape, and Dance Like an Ape. Alternatively, attendees can walk over to the Under the Sun Art & Music Festival, a partner event to the 5K Walk taking place simultaneously at Tropical Park. For more information on this walk, please visit Walkfortheapes.org

Under the Sun Art & Music Festival 9/30/18

Under the Sun Art & Music Festival
Sunday, 09/30/2018 – 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155,
Miami, Florida 33155
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Cost: Free

The Under the Sun Art & Music Festival kicks off to the general public free of charge on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Tropical Park. Local artists will display and showcase their art in a beautiful outdoor setting. Live music will be provided by local high school bands. The art festival is perfect for the entire family. It is considered the first art festival of the season. Besides the unique art and live music, food trucks will present mouthwatering lunch options. It’s a can’t-miss event for any art lover who wants to get their hands on great art in South Florida!
This is a partner event to Walk for the Apes, a 5k walk raising funds to rescue and give new life to chimpanzees and orangutans. For more information visit: walkfortheapes.org and click on Art & Music Festival

Orange Bowl Food & Wine Celebration presented by Florida Blue 5/11/18

Orange Bowl Food & Wine Celebration presented by Florida Blue
Sunday, 05/11/2018 – 06:30 pm –
Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale,, Florida 33316
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Cost: VIP- $225 GA-$95

Join us on Friday May 11th for the Orange Bowl Food & Wine Celebration presented by Florida Blue. Enjoy a sampling of foods from over 30 of South Florida’s top restaurants, full open bar, live entertainment, raffles and a complimentary gift bag. Proceeds from the event benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Special Olympics Florida and the Orange Bowl Leadership Academy. Supporting our community never tasted so good!

Party For A Cause 4/28/18

Party For A Cause
Saturday, 04/28/2018 – 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
The Loft
3601 S Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33129
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Cost: 100

On Saturday, April 28th, Voices For Children will host its third annual “Party For A Cause” at The Loft in Miami, a high energy night of cocktails, appetizers, and dancing among a crowd of fun and animated supporters partying to raise awareness for Miami-Dade’s abused, abandoned and neglected children.

Guitars Over Guns Student Showcase at Ball and Chain 4/24/18


Guitars Over Guns Student Showcase at Ball and Chain
Tuesday, 04/24/2018 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Ball & Chain
1513 SW 8th street,
Little Havana, Florida 33135
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Cost: $25

Ball & Chain, Little Havana’s most notable live music venue, is thrilled to host the annual Guitars Over Guns Student Showcase event on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 for the second year in a row. Guitars Over Guns (GOGO) is a Miami-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides mentoring to at-risk youth through music education and performance. Students from Guitars Over Guns’ middle school programs across Miami-Dade County will converge for the annual Guitars Over Guns Student Showcase event. From student artwork on display, to dance and musical performances on Ball & Chain’s iconic Pineapple Stage, these young artists from Miami’s underserved communities will impress guests with their talent, exuberance, and professionalism. All ticket proceeds will be donated to GOGO for future programming.