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.”

Take a Break Thursday 11/15/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spooky Soiree 10/27/18

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

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

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

Mish Mash SMASH Bash 2018 10/20/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hit & Dip Fundraising Event 10/20/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Once Bitten 10/27/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Think Pink Spa Event 10/9/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doral Fest 10/19/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bark and Brew 10/10/18

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

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

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

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

Tails and Ales 10/5/18

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

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

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

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

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

“Vintage” Queen for the Day 10/24/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Biking for Ben 11/17/18

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

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
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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!

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.

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
Website
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
Website
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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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
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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
Buy Tickets
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
Buy Tickets
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
Buy Tickets
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.

Let’s Put On a Show. Seaspice fundraiser for New World School of the Arts 4/28/18

Let’s Put On a Show. Seaspice fundraiser for New World School of the Arts
Saturday, 04/28/2018 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Seaspice
422 NW North River Dr,
Miami, Florida 33128

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Riverside hotspot Seaspice hosts a night of performing arts with the New World School of the Arts on April 28th at 7PM in an effort to raise funds for the New World Connections Group.

The high-energy performing group of Juniors and Seniors from the performing arts school will present a variety of Broadway show tunes titled Let’s Put On A Show.

“We are excited to see the performance of such a talented group of young people and honored to play a part in assisting New World School of the Arts’ fantastic mission,” says Seaspice owner, Maryam Miranda.

Tickets at nwsa-seaspice.eventbrite.com or a minimum donation of $25 at the door. All funds will go to New World Connection

Lila Nikole Art Walk Fashion Show 4/14/18

Lila Nikole Art Walk Fashion Show
Saturday, 04/14/2018, 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Miami Super Cars
2022 nw 1 Court
Miami, FL 33127
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Entry Fee: FREE

Lila Nikole Fashion Show promptly at 8 pm. Join us Saturday April 14 for the Rated Art Experience during Wynwood Art Walk. Admission is free and open to all ages.

Music by DJ Affect and DJ Finesco

Art Exhibits by @RUDY_MAGE @_ARTBYARIELCRUZ @FRIKS84 @DUWERKS @SOTO @PEDRO_AMOS_ @COINSLOT @SAGACONTINUES @CARTELCUST

Finest collection of limited edition Super Cars will be on display in the gallery by @miamisupercars

Pop Up shops with DADE WEAR,THE DROP, DEAF WITH ATTITUDE,WRIGHT NATION, HND-CRFT, 24K COLLECTIVE, LILA NIKOLE SWIMWEAR

Ice Cream Treats provided by Mr Kream Wynwood

Event is benefiting Project Save Imagination childrens foundation. Help us by bringing in some art supplies towards our Art Drive.

Rockin’ on the Green 4/28/18

Rockin’ on the Green
Saturday, 04/28/2018 – 06:30 pm – 11:00 pm
University of Miami, Donna E. Shalala Student Center
1330 Miller Drive,
Miami, Florida 33146

Cost: $250 Per Person

The Children’s Bereavement Center provides FREE peer support groups to children, teens, adults, and families who have experienced the loss of a loved one. We serve 1,500 people per year at nine sites throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County. The CBC serves children ages 5 through young adulthood as well as adult caregivers and adults (age 18+) with their own personal loss.

The evening is a night of casual chic dinner, dancing and shopping, all while supporting children and families grieving the loss of a loved one.
The CBC is also thrilled to be joined by local celebrity Emcees, Roxanne Vargas, NBC 6 “6 in the Mix” Host and Eric Yutzy, Local 10 News Anchor and Reporter.
Honoring the remarkable dedication and contribution of Ashleigh and Alec Lindenauer for over 16 years.

FLIPANY to Host 8th Annual “Chefs Up Front” Fort Lauderdale 8/24/18

FLIPANY to Host 8th Annual “Chefs Up Front” Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 08/24/2018 – 06:00 pm –
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Buy Tickets
Cost: $250

FLIPANY will host its annual “Chefs Up Front” fundraising dinners this August at The Biltmore in Coral Gables and the W Fort Lauderdale. This popular epicurean adventure showcases the talent of 10 of South Florida’s most acclaimed chefs who prepare a five-course signature dinner tableside for their guests. Each table’s menu is unique and complemented by sommelier-selected wines. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® program, which connects families with healthy food by teaching them how to prepare nutritious and delicious meals on a limited budget.

The evening is hosted by radio personalities Kimmy B. of Hits 97.3 and Julie Guy of 101.5 LITE FM, both of whom are long-time FLIPANY supporters. The evening will begin with a special reception and silent auction while hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails are served. Following the reception, each chef will prepare his or her signature courses in an intimate dinner setting. An after party will follow where guests can mingle with the chefs.

Tickets are $250 and available with a discount of $50 Off until July 10 (use discount code CUF50EB). Ticket prices increase to $250 per person on July 11, 2018.

The Biltmore Hotel has offered Chefs Up Front attendees a special room rate of $199.00/night +13% tax, $22 resort fee, for guests who would like overnight accommodations.

The W Fort Lauderdale has offered Chefs Up Front attendees a special room rate of $219.00/night + 11% tax, waived resort fee for guests who would like overnight accommodations.

FLIPANY to Host 8th Annual “Chefs Up Front” Miami 8/17/18

FLIPANY to Host 8th Annual “Chefs Up Front” Miami
Friday, 08/17/2018 – 06:00 pm –
The Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Buy Tickets
Cost: $250

FLIPANY will host its annual “Chefs Up Front” fundraising dinners this August at The Biltmore in Coral Gables and the W Fort Lauderdale. This popular epicurean adventure showcases the talent of 10 of South Florida’s most acclaimed chefs who prepare a five-course signature dinner tableside for their guests. Each table’s menu is unique and complemented by sommelier-selected wines. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® program, which connects families with healthy food by teaching them how to prepare nutritious and delicious meals on a limited budget.

The evening is hosted by radio personalities Kimmy B. of Hits 97.3 and Julie Guy of 101.5 LITE FM, both of whom are long-time FLIPANY supporters. The evening will begin with a special reception and silent auction while hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails are served. Following the reception, each chef will prepare his or her signature courses in an intimate dinner setting. An after party will follow where guests can mingle with the chefs.

Tickets are $250 and available with a discount of $50 Off until July 10 (use discount code CUF50EB). Ticket prices increase to $250 per person on July 11, 2018.

The Biltmore Hotel has offered Chefs Up Front attendees a special room rate of $199.00/night +13% tax, $22 resort fee, for guests who would like overnight accommodations.

The W Fort Lauderdale has offered Chefs Up Front attendees a special room rate of $219.00/night + 11% tax, waived resort fee for guests who would like overnight accommodations.

Deliver the Dream’s 6th Annual Red Hot Party at Hunters 5/10/18

Deliver the Dream’s 6th Annual Red Hot Party at Hunters
Thursday, 05/10/2018 – 07:00 pm –
Hunters Night Club
2232 Wilton Drive,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305
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Cost: Free

Deliver the Dream, a South Florida-based nonprofit organization that organizes retreats for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis, presents its 6th Annual Red Hot Party at Hunters. Generously amplified by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and hosted by Daisy Dead Petals & Electra, this year’s free anticipated event begins at 7 p.m. with a scorching charity date auction showcasing some of South Florida’s most eligible LGBTQ bachelors and bachelorettes of all ages.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Deliver the Dream’s first-ever LGBTQ Youth Retreat that 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 child struggling with “coming out.” The retreat will also incorporate an HIV educational component and offer therapeutic discussions for both teens and parents. 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.

Guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with the select group of LGBTQ bachelors and bachelorettes who come with their own unique accompanying entertainment packages which may include concert tickets, outdoor adventures, performing arts shows, sporting event seats plus dinner and much more, plus bid on silent auction items, enjoy drink specials and have fun while benefiting a great cause.

Admission to the 6th Annual Red Hot Party at Hunters amplified by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is complimentary. Guests are asked to party responsibly and arrive in style with an Uber or a designated driver.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Robyn Harper at Deliver the Dream at (954) 564-3512 or at robyn.harper@deliverthedream.org.

Battle of the Chefs 4/26/18

Battle of the Chefs
Thursday, 04/26/2018 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
MiaCucina Aventura
20385 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33180
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Cost: 35.00

The South Florida Luxury Guide & Meals on Wheels South Florida Invite You To:

SIP, SAVOR & NETWORK FOR A CAUSE

SIP delicious wine and cocktails.
SAVOR delectable bites from 3 competing local chefs.
YOU get to be the judge and cast your vote for your favorite!
NETWORK in a unique, fun and interactive setting.

Explore state-of-the-art kitchens and appliances at MiaCucina’s beautifully renovated showroom. Proceeds will benefit MOWSFL.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade 7th Annual Claws for Kids 5/6/18

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade 7th Annual Claws for Kids
Sunday, 05/06/2018 – 11:00 am –
Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Ave.,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Cost: Table sponsorships range from $2,500 to $10,000. Underwriting opportunities also are available, and individual tickets are priced at $250.

Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach will once again host Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 7th Annual “Claws for Kids” fundraising brunch on Sunday, May 6. Guests will enjoy delicious stone crabs and other signature menu items without the wait. 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. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception at 11 a.m., followed by brunch at noon.

Located at 11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, 33139, Joe’s will be open for brunch only on May 6 for supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s “Claws for Kids” event. Menu items include stone crabs, coleslaw, hash brown potatoes, creamed spinach and Key Lime pie. For attendees who don’t eat stone crabs, main course options also will be available.

Actors’ Playhouse 27th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction 4/14/18

Actors’ Playhouse 27th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction
Saturday, 04/14/2018 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $250

Extravagant voyages provided by Azamara Club Cruises, worldwide travel from the leading global airline network Star Alliance, a one-year lease for a 2018 Lexus RX 350, and many more of life’s indulgences will await guests’ bids at the 27th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction. Presented by Actors’ Playhouse and Lexus of Kendall, attendees will be treated to culinary offerings from more than 30 of Coral Gables’ finest restaurants, wine and champagne courtesy of Breakthru Beverage Florida, and an open bar sponsored by Bacardi U.S.A. Bob Soper, former CBS Miami meteorologist, and celebrity auctioneer for the past 27 years, will conduct the live auction alongside Actors’ Playhouse Artistic Director David Arisco. Proceeds from this year’s annual major fundraising event for Actors’ Playhouse, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, will provide funding for the organization’s youth programming that educates and enriches over 60,000 children each year.

16th Annual Hats Off Luncheon 5/4/18

16th Annual Hats Off Luncheon
Friday, 05/04/2018 – 10:30 am – 02:30 pm
Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel
1601 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Give the gift of sending 150 deserving girls to summer camp and enjoy a wonderful afternoon at Honey Shine Inc.’s 16th Annual Hats Off Luncheon to be held Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Luncheon guests enjoy fabulous food, a high ticket live auction, plus a surprise guest speaker, and the fun of the ‘Honey Bugs’ runway and fashion show.

TV celebrity anchor, Louis Aguirre adds excitement to this year’s Hats Off Luncheon, serving as host and event announcer. The Runway Show puts the spotlight on eight Honey Bugs, girls selected based on merit and given the opportunity to model during the event. Male and female guests will arrive dressed in their chicest outfits and showcase their best hats. They get to strut their stuff on the red carpet. Which hat will be a crown favorite this year?

“All our participating Honey Bugs receive the full VIP treatment,” said Honey Shine Founder, Tracy Wilson Mourning. “This comes complete with an overnight stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel along with hair, make-up and modeling lessons by Urban Reflections.”

“Our six-week Honey Shine summer camp provides everything for the girls,” said Tracy. The day camp includes meals, books, supplies, t-shirts, swim suits, character development workshops, college prep classes, digital literacy, physical fitness, nutrition and therapy sessions. Campers also receive lessons in swimming, music, theatre and robotics.

The Hats Off Luncheon has funded over 1,500 Camp Honey Shine participants since 2005.

Diversity Honors 4/27/18

Diversity Honors
Friday, 04/27/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida 33314
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Cost: $200 plus service fee

The Fourth Annual Diversity Honors presented by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to benefit the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park will spotlight those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness. Emceed by WSVN’s Lynn Martinez, the black-tie optional celebration serves as a kick-off to Harvey Milk Day events around the world.

This year’s honorees are Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez, with the Harvey Milk Foundation Honors Medal award presented by Stuart Milk, nephew of the late civil rights icon, Harvey Milk (1930-1978). Craig Stevens, WSVN-TV anchor, David Richardson, Florida State Representative serving District 113 and current primary candidate for Congress in Florida’s 27th District and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Gay-Straight Alliance will also be recognized as local leaders who have made a significant impact on improving the quality of life for the LGBTQ community.

The magical evening will commence with an elegant cocktail reception featuring live entertainment and an interactive balloon pop and raffle of more than 200 luxury items. Dinner will be a feast for the senses with creative cuisine at pop-up food stations plus an open bar. A memorable awards presentation will be followed by a decadent Stoli After-party with desserts, live entertainment, dancing and flowing spirits, also to be held at the Hard Rock Event Center.

Cuban American Bar Association Presents Third-Annual ‘Night with the Marlins’ 5/11/18

Cuban American Bar Association Presents Third-Annual ‘Night with the Marlins’
Friday, 05/11/2018 – 07:00 pm –
Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way,
Miami, Florida 33125
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Cost: Adults: $42 Children: $32

The Cuban American Bar Association will host its third-annual “Night with the Marlins” on Friday, May 11, when the Miami Marlins play the Atlanta Braves. The event, and all proceeds from ticket sales and event sponsorships, benefit the CABA Pro Bono Project, which works to meet the legal needs of the indigent Cuban-American community. The event also coincides with the ballpark’s Hispanic Heritage Night. CABA’s “Night with the Marlins” tickets include:

♣ Legends Level seating exclusively reserved for CABA supporters
♣ Marlins Hispanic Heritage jersey
♣ Food and drink vouchers
♣ Family activities
♣ Goodie bags
♣ A visit from Billy the Marlin
♣ Admission to the post-game CABA After Party at The Clevelander

The last day to purchase tickets through CABA is Wednesday, May 2.

CityPlace Doral Dine for Hope Benfitting Autism Speaks 4/5/18

CityPlace Doral Dine for Hope Benfitting Autism Speaks
Thursday, 04/05/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CityPlace Doral
8300 NW 36th Street,
Doral, Florida 33166
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Cost: $28

Experience the amazing culinary hotspots at CityPlace Doral with food and cocktail tastings at 10+ dining destination, live music & more! Wear blue to support Autism Speaks during National Autism Awareness Month in April!

5 6 7 8 Lamentations of Two Broadway-Bound Showgirls: A Benefit Concert 4/7/18

5 6 7 8 Lamentations of Two Broadway-Bound Showgirls: A Benefit Concert
Saturday, 04/07/2018 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Area Stage Company
1560 S. Dixie Hwy Suite 103,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: $10-$25

The addictive, inspiring art of musical theater – and some of its most beloved songs – will be featured in a benefit concert for Area Stage Company and Conservatory. In 5’6”, 7, 8 – Lamentations of Two Broadway Bound Showgirls, accomplished performers Rebecca Ashton and Carolina Ordoñez, backed by a group of budding young ASC artists, will perform new and classic Broadway hits, while relating the ups, downs and comic misadventures of performing, auditioning and teaching.
All proceeds from the April 7 concert will benefit ASC’s moving fund. The beloved theater and conservatory must leave its longtime home at the Riviera Theater in Coral Gables at the end of the next season. The non-profit organization, which has, for almost 30 years, produced critically acclaimed productions and provided an unparalleled theatrical education to thousands of Miami-Dade students, is currently seeking a new, permanent home.

We Are Stoneman Douglas 4/8/18

We Are Stoneman Douglas
Sunday, 04/08/2018 – 04:30 pm – 07:30 pm
Parkland Golf & Country Club
10001 Old Club Road,
Parkland, Florida 33076

Cost: 150

On Sunday, April 8 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Parkland Golf & Country Club will host We Are Stoneman Douglas, its first food and wine fundraiser to benefit the Broward Education Foundation, the only official 501(c)3 raising money for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) victims and families. All proceeds from this fund and event will benefit the victims’ families, survivors and those impacted by this horrific tragedy.
Attendees can look forward to sampling more than 20 food and wine stations provided by local South Fla. restaurants, entertainment provided by MSD students, and an extensive lifestyle silent auction emceed by Y100’s Chris Cruz.

Age: The event is for guests 18 and over.

Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased online at www.parklandgcc.com/wearestonemandouglas.

2018 “Sailing for Success” Fundraiser 4/14/18

2018 “Sailing for Success” Fundraiser
Saturday, 04/14/2018 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Intercontinental at Doral Miami
2505 NW 87th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33172
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Cost: $75 for adults and $30 for children under 12

Join us for Communities In Schools of Miami’s 2018 fundraising event which will be held Saturday, April 14th at the Intercontinental at Doral. This year’s theme will be “Sailing for Success,” and the event’s proceeds will provide needed support services to over 20,000 students. The family event will feature a mouth-watering buffet, live music, games and activities for both kids and adults, auctions and cash bar.

Swirl: Miami Wine Tasting Event 3/20/18

Swirl: Miami Wine Tasting Event
Tuesday, 03/20/2018 – 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
La Gorce Country Club
5685 Alton Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
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Cost: 150

Join us for LRF’s Swirl: Miami Wine Tasting Event. Swirl: Miami will feature a curated selection of Old World vs. New World wines from Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, delicious bites to complement the tasting, and an exciting silent auction. This vibrant event brings together Miami area lymphoma doctors, caregivers and survivors in support of Lymphoma Research Foundation and its mission.

The Swirl: Wine Tasting Event series is hosted by the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer. LRF’s mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease. Please join us in this year’s event, and help put those affected by lymphoma one step closer to a cure.

Florida TRAC Day at Gulfstream Park 3/24/18

Florida TRAC Day at Gulfstream Park
Saturday, 03/24/2018 – 08:00 am – 02:00 pm
Gulfstream Park
901 S. Federal Hwy.,
Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009
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Cost: Free

Gulfstream Park will celebrate Thoroughbred Aftercare on Saturday, March 24 when it plays host to Florida TRAC Day, featuring retired horses, meet-and-greets with jockeys, dachshund races and an on-line auction.

Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care (TRAC) was created in 2009 to find “forever” homes for retired Thoroughbreds. The inaugural Florida TRAC Day will begin at 8 a.m. with Breakfast at Gulfstream and continue during live racing beginning at noon.

During Breakfast at Gulfstream fans can meet Skip Away (G3), Fred Hooper (G3), Monmouth Cup (G2) and Iselin (G3) winner Valid, who earned $1 million before being sold for $15,000 at the Keeneland January Sale in 2017. Juarez, who won his first graded stakes aboard Valid, adopted the gelding when his return to the races was unsuccessful in Nebraska. Juarez will also attend Breakfast at Gulfstream. 

Throughout the day Gulfstream will share stories of retired Thoroughbreds in new careers, including two recently-adopted from Florida TRAC by two-time bronze medal winning U.S. Pan American Team rider Todd Minikus.

Florida TRAC Day will also include Dachshund races beginning at 11 a.m., and a Florida TRAC booth where those donating will receive a free t-shirt and magnet.

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society’s History Makers 2018 Presented by The Salah Foundation 4/5/18

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society’s History Makers 2018 Presented by The Salah Foundation
Thursday, 04/05/2018 – 06:00 pm –
New River Inn at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $100 per person

Celebrate the City of Fort Lauderdale’s 107th birthday with dinner, drinks and dancing under the stars! This year’s special event fundraiser will honor Dev Motwani, president of Merrimac Ventures and founder and managing partner of Chieftain Residential, for his impact on the growth of the city and dedication to preserving our rich history and culture.

Enjoy cocktails and food stations from 15th Street Fisheries, CA Catering, Gran Forno, JEY Hospitality, Hoffman’s Chocolates, Whole Foods, LauderAle, Mango’s, The Royal Pig, Farm to Fork Meals and more on the downtown Fort Lauderdale campus.

Tickets for this year’s History Makers Gala are $100 (online service charges not included) and can be purchased online or by contacting Kamal Khan at (954) 463-4431, ext. 106, or via email at info@flhc.org. Seating is limited.

American Red Cross hosts 36th Annual Ball 4/7/18

American Red Cross hosts 36th Annual Ball
Saturday, 04/07/2018 – 06:30 pm – 02:00 am
Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
455 Grand Bay Drive,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: Varies

The Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter will host their 36th Annual Red Cross Ball, “A Masquerade in Red,” on April 7th at 6:30 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne. The annual ball raises funds for the Red Cross preparedness and response programs and this year will be honoring Iberia-American pop music icon, Chayanne.

Chayanne, who has served on the Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet, will be receiving the Crystal Cross Award, which honors celebrities and entertainers who have shown exemplary support of the Red Cross mission. Chayanne has played a crucial role in supporting blood donations and disaster relief efforts, especially following Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico.

The event will be chaired by Ana and Cecil Milton alongside Philanthropic Chairs, Swanee and Paul DiMare, and will celebrate the life-saving work done throughout all of South Florida. In addition, the event will also include a Young Professionals Party in Red after party. Cocktails and mingling begin at 9:30 p.m. and doors will be open at 10:30 p.m.

For additional information, visit http://www.redcross.org/news/event/A-Masquerade-In-Red

A Golden Affair Iota Pi Lambda Education Foundation Cocktail Fundraiser 5/25/18

A Golden Affair Iota Pi Lambda Education Foundation Cocktail Fundraiser
Friday, 05/25/2018 – 05/26/2018 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
University of Miami Newman Alumni Center
6200 San Amaro Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: $30 in advance, $40 at the door

Join the Brothers of the Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for A Golden Affair: The 2018 Iota Pi Lambda Education Foundation Cocktail Fundraiser. Guests will be entertained by several hours of music, top-shelf open bar, appetizer and dessert selections.

All proceeds raised go to the Iota Pi Lambda Education Foundation to support its ongoing community outreach initiatives. The Foundation will be awarding its annual high school scholarships to deserving local students from the southern Miami-Dade community.

Cocktail attire is a must, dress code will be strictly enforced. Ladies, cocktail dresses or semi-formal evening wear. Gentlemen, dress slacks and button down shirt required – coat and/or tie highly recommended.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Contact any member of the chapter, secure tickets online via PayPal or send us an email at iotapilambdaef@gmail.com to purchase your tickets.

To make a donation or purchase tickets online, please visit www.PayPal.com. Once on the homepage click send, enter the email address iotapilambdaef@gmail.com, enter the monetary amount, and follow the remaining prompts. If making a donation through PayPal, please designate that the funds transfer is to a friend to avoid any transaction fees and make a note that the donation is for IPLEF tickets.

LaceClips and Greentouch USA Present Third Annual The Big Serve Tennis Event 3/16/18

LaceClips and Greentouch USA Present Third Annual The Big Serve Tennis Event
Friday, 03/16/2018 – 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Flamingo Park Tennis Center
1200 Meridian Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: free

Lace Clips and Greentouch USA Inc. founded by Jonathan Nussbaum presents The Big Serve, a professional tennis exhibition and clinic for inner-city youth in partnership with the Irie Foundation, Overtown Youth Center, EJ Biggers Foundation, The Lotus House and the City of Miami Beach. This marks the third annual fitness-driven philanthropic event produced by Nussbaum, designed to encourage children to play tennis while educating them about health and nutrition. On Friday, 650 children from the non-profit organizations will be able to enjoy and participate in four activity stations including meet and greet/autograph opportunities with pro tennis players and other notable local celebrities, an on-site tennis clinic offering lessons from pro tennis players provided by Howie Orllin, a fitness station featuring celebrity personal trainers provided by Ki Hara and local yoga instructors as well as a concession stand courtesy of David’s Café. Miami’s own DJ Michelle Pooch will be providing the music, to ensure kids have a fun, energetic afternoon to remember. Each child will receive a special gift bag that includes an authentic HEAD tennis racquet and t-Shirt courtesy of Jonathan Nussbaum and other gifts provided by the Burger King McLamore Foundation. Other sponsors include Baptist Hospital, Samba Sol, Elite Models, Ishine 365.

Happy Hour with Caring About the Strays 4/28/18

Happy Hour with Caring About the Strays
Saturday, 04/28/2018 – 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Craftsman
900 S Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: $12 donation

Happy Hour!
Saturday, April 28 from 4-8pm.
The Craftsman, 900 S Miami Avenue, Miami 33130.
With your $12 donation (cash only) to Caring About the Strays get a complimentary drink and assorted appetizers.
Proceeds benefit our non-profit animal rescue group.
RAFFLE! (bring cash)
Please RSVP 305-889-0840 or events@ caringaboutthestrays.org

Aventura Mall Branches of Bravery 3/17/18

Aventura Mall Branches of Bravery
Saturday, 03/17/2018 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Aventura Mall (Center Court)
19501 Biscayne Blvd.,
Aventura, Florida 33180

Cost: FREE

Aventura Mall will host a fundraising event for Branches of Bravery, a charitable organization created by students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Branches of Bravery will plant 17 trees in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in honor of the 17 innocent lives that were taken too soon. In addition, funds will be allocated toward building a reflection garden in the community.

For a suggested $10 minimum donation, Aventura Mall visitors will receive a tile on which they can include a design, quote, or inspirational message to the students. The group also will be selling T-shirts and bracelets. Donations can also be made on the group’s GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/branches-of-bravery.

The tiles will be used to create a temporary wall that will stand at Aventura Mall – linking the ongoing support of the shopping center to students at the Parkland campus. Eventually, the tiles will serve as a pathway at the garden.

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce The Ruby Gala 5/19/18

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce The Ruby Gala
Saturday, 05/19/2018 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $200

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 17th Annual Gala and Awards Celebration: “The Ruby Gala,” is presented by Wells Fargo.

The Gala will honor corporate and individual supporters of the Miami-Dade LGBT community.

Over 500 guests are expected to be in attendance to pay tribute to the honorees selected for their long-term commitment to fostering diversity, as well as for their efforts in contributing to the overall well-being and quality of life in South Florida. While at its core, the Gala is a networking event, the evening will have many surprises to make it a fun and memorable experience.

Marty Davis, president of Legal Solutions Group, will again serve as the Gala’s Chairperson and emcee.

“AT&T Business of the Year Award”
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

“Regions Business Person of the Year Award”
Vicki Brail

“MDGLCC Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award”
YES Institute

“Morgan Stanley Bob Balsam Civic Achievement Award”
Roger Thomson

Inaugural Yacht Hop & Waterside Soiree 4/7/18

Inaugural Yacht Hop & Waterside Soiree
Saturday, 04/07/2018 – 07:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Turnberry Marina
19735 Turnberry Way,
Miami, Florida 33180
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Cost: Starts at $100

The Pap Corps is launching its Inaugural Yacht Hop fundraiser in an effort to expand awareness and drive support.
This spectacular VIP evening will consist of at least four 120’+ yachts. Guests dressed in nautical chic attire will be escorted through a decadent ‘Yacht around the world’ experience. Each yacht will take you into another country and will wow the senses through native food, drink & entertainment.

Hosted by Lisa Petrillo CBS4, Entertainment Reporter. With Emcee Brett Romberg, 790 The Ticket Morning Show Host.

Throwback Gables A Cocktail Crawl on the Mile to benefit Urgent Inc 3/10/18


Throwback Gables A Cocktail Crawl on the Mile to benefit Urgent Inc
Saturday, 03/10/2018 – 03:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Miracle Mile – Wolfe’s Wine Shop
124 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: 50

We provide the drinks and bites, but you bring the style. Experience Coral Gables’ famed Miracle Mile in a whole new way. Enjoy specialty cocktails and gourmet bites, and enter to win exclusive raffle prizes while supporting a good cause.

Venues: Wolfe’s Wine Shoppe, Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill, House Kitchen & Bar, Plomo Taco Bar

Those who attend the event will be entered into special day-of raffle.

About the cause: Miami Roots is helping prepare Miami’s future leaders to enter the workforce and earn competitive wages. We are partnering with URGENT Inc., a nonprofit whose mission is to empower young minds to transform their communities. Over the new few months, we will improve the media facilities and upgrade the technical equipment at URGENT Inc.’s Overtown headquarters, creating opportunity for middle- and high-school students to develop professional and technical skills.

All proceeds to benefit the media lab at URGENT, Inc.

This project is part of Leadership Miami, powered by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the South Florida Progress Foundation.

Autism Speaks Miami Walk 4/29/18

Autism Speaks Miami Walk
Sunday, 04/29/2018 – 08:00 am –
Doral Central Park
3000 NW 87th Ave,
Doral, Florida 33172

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Join us at the Autism Speaks Miami Walk on Sunday, April 29th at Doral Central Park. This sensory-friendly family event raises funds tosupport the mission of Autism Speaks, where families have access to reliable information for early-childhood screening, adulthood transition and much more. Sign up today at AutismSpeaksWalk.org

Right on Target Cooking Classes at The Yard: Chef Ken Lyon 3/7/18

Right on Target Cooking Classes at The Yard: Chef Ken Lyon
Wednesday, 03/07/2018 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $50

Join Chef Ken Lyon, founder of CHARCOAL Garden Bar + Grill, as he entices your taste buds with fun Italian dishes as part of The Yard’s Right on Target Cooking Class series. Proceeds from your ticket will help fund Wellness in the School’s programs committed to ending childhood obesity through nutrition and fitness education. Partially funded by Target Foundation, a handful of complimentary tickets each class go to community members like teachers and first responders.

Check out the mouthwatering menus and snag your tickets in this link:
http://bit.ly/2otZTPx

Throwback Gables 3/10/18

Throwback Gables
Saturday, 03/10/2018 – 03:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $50

Experience Coral Gables’ famed Miracle Mile in a whole new way. Enjoy specialty cocktails and gourmet bites, and enter to win exclusive raffle prizes while supporting a new multimedia lab at Urgent Inc.

Featuring Wolfe’s Wine Shoppe, Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill, House Kitchen & Bar, and Plomo Taco Bar. Special thanks to the Coral Gables Business Improvement District.

No More Tears Happy Hour 3/28/18

No More Tears Happy Hour
Wednesday, 03/28/2018 – 03/28/2018 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
The Wilder
701 E Broward Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $20

Join No More Tears for a happy hour for a cause at Fort Lauderdale’s newest hot spot! Guests will enjoy a complimentary craft cocktail created by The Wilder, as well as regular happy hour specials ($3 off drinks from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.). Guests can mingle with founder and former Bollywood actress Somy Ali, as well as survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. All proceeds will benefit No More Tears’ victim assistance programs.

No More Tears is a South Florida nonprofit organization founded by former Bollywood actress Somy Ali that assists and empowers survivors of domestic violence and human and sex trafficking. Since its founding in 2007, Ali and her team of volunteers have helped nearly 20,000 survivors start a new life free from abuse.

Relay for Life Kendall 3/10/18

Relay for Life Kendall
Saturday, 03/10/2018 – 12:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Relay for Life Kendall at Baptist Hospital
8900 North Kendall Drive,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Kendall
Saturday, March 10 @12:00 p.m.
Baptist Hospital
Miami, FL

Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health, will host the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of East Kendall – a survivor’s celebration and relay-style walk around the lake on the Baptist Hospital campus. The fundraiser which begins at 12 noon, Saturday, March 11 and ends at 10 p.m., benefits cancer research, education and patient services. Cancer survivors are invited to take a lap around the lake at 4 p.m. and join us for dinner and prizes. A candlelight ceremony will be held at 9 p.m.
For more information contact Cindy Strazzeri, Kendall Relay for Life co lead, 305-331-7018 or email carrenocin@yahoo.com or Jose Otalora, co-lead, 305-725-9614 or email: ek.relay.jose@gmail.com.

30th Annual Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry 4/27/18

30th Annual Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry
Friday, 04/27/2018 – 07:00 pm –
Ice Palace Films Studio
59 NW 14th Street,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: $95-$250

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign invites South Florida residents to sip and sample the area’s most celebrated culinary creations to help kids in need at this year’s 30th annual Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry on April 27, 2018. Hosted at Ice Palace Films Studios, the annual tasting event will feature gourmet cuisine and libations crafted by the city’s top chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and brewers as they unite to raise funds to ensure all children in America have access to the healthy food they need, every day.
One-hundred-percent of proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America.
The 30th annual tasting event will take place from 7PM to 10PM, followed by an exclusive Chef’s Party for VIP ticket holders at Wynwood’s own R House from 10PM to midnight.
Led by Chef Chairman Timon Balloo, South Florida’s culinary tastemakers will provide guests with scrumptious bite-size fare, craft cocktails and delectable desserts. The benefit will also feature a silent auction with exclusive packages to bid on.
The party will continue just down the street at R House where Chef/Owner Rocco Carulli will team up with additional restaurants to treat guests to tasty bites and pours late into the night. Additional news about the after party will be announced at a later date.
Notable South Florida culinary talent and eateries participating to date include: 3030 Ocean, 4 Rivers Smokehouse, Area 31, Bar Collins at Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Beaker & Gray, Bird & Bone at The Confidante Miami Beach, Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits, Byblos Miami, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, Concrete Beach Brewery, CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar, COYO Taco, EDGE Steak & Bar, Finka Table & Tap, Fooq’s, Glass & Vine, Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, KYU MIAMI, Lure Fishbar, Macchialina, Meat Market, Per’La Specialty Roasters, Phuc Yea, R House Wynwood, Stiltsville Fish Bar, StripSteak by Michael Mina, Stubborn Seed, SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill, SuViche, Temple Street Eatery, The Café at Books & Books, The Salty Donut, The Tank Brewing Co., Three & No. 3 Social, Whisk Gourmet Food + Catering, Wynwood Brewing Company and more to be announced.
General admission tickets are priced at $150 per person. VIP tickets are priced at $200 per person and provide admission to the chef after party. VIP plus tickets are priced at $250 per person and provide access to the event one hour before the doors open as well as admission to the chef after party. After party admission tickets are priced at $95 per person.

Bash on the Bay Celebrating Commodore Munroe’s 167th Birthday 3/24/18

Bash on the Bay Celebrating Commodore Munroe’s 167th Birthday
Saturday, 03/24/2018 – 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
The Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Highway,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost: $60

Help celebrate the birthday of one of the first settlers of South Florida at the annual Commodore Munroe’s Birthday Bash at the Barnacle Historic State Park with dinner, dancing and a silent auction with amazing art, gifts and trips. Dress up in period costumes (1851 – 1933). or wear your best funky Coconut Grove attire.
The party is $50 for Members, $10 for children and $60 for non members in advance. Gate prices for non members are $70 per ticket.
To order tickets, visit the website, www.thebarnacle.org , or call Jessica at 305-442-6866
or email: Jessica.Cabral@dep.state.fl.us

LIPS’ “Night of Stars” as the Official SMART Ride Kick-off Fundraiser 3/8/18

LIPS’ “Night of Stars” as the Official SMART Ride Kick-off Fundraiser
Thursday, 03/08/2018 – 05:30 pm – 07:00 pm
LIPS Restaurant
1421 E Oakland Park Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334

Cost: $50 – $75

Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, will once again present “A Night of Stars” as the official kick-off fundraiser for the 15th Annual SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride 2018), a 165 Mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West planned for this November. This highly anticipated event, hosted by Lips’ show hostess Nicolette with a special appearance by Michael Dean as Cher, will feature celebrity guest servers: Mark Angle, Mark Hunter, Mark Kent, Seth Leverance and Julie Seaver.

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

Yoga + Floating 101 | 2 FREE Health & Wellness Classes at localgreens! 2/17/18

Yoga + Floating 101 | 2 FREE Health & Wellness Classes at localgreens!
Saturday, 02/17/2018 – 10:30 am – 12:30 am
localgreens
1841 S Federal Highway #400,
Delray Beach, Florida 33483
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Cost: Free

Namaste and float away! Grab your mat and join us at 10:30am on our covered outdoor patio for a special Intro to Yoga class with local instructor Claire Schitea from Bamboo Garden Yoga. Get your OM on and Namaste your way into a relaxed weekend!

Cool down afterwards with a refreshing house-made localgreens popsicle and try samples of our new smoothies while listening to local wellness expert & owner of Float8 – Wellness Lounge, Matt Beck, talk Floating 101 – learn the basics of flotation therapy aka “floating,” benefits of floating and self-care, what to expect during your first float, and more!

Intro to Yoga [10:30am] and Floating 101 [11:30am] = complimentary (with a $5 suggested donation to benefit Feeding South Florida). Let’s #livegreenlivewell together! For more information and to RSVP – https://www.facebook.com/events/2055424118080639/

P.O.T.S. presents Black History Expo 2/24/18

P.O.T.S. presents Black History Expo
Saturday, 02/24/2018 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Northside Plaza
20404 NW 22nd place,
Miami, Florida 33147

Cost: Free

Bring the family out and celebrate a day in black history with the P.O.T.S. Foundation! Live poetry, Hip-Hop flutist, singers, rappers, you name it! watch visual artists freestyle on the canvas! Participate in a black history trivia contest! Watch Jan-Ice perform “Stand My Ground!”

VeritageMiami Presents: Craft Beer Tasting 3/8/18

VeritageMiami Presents: Craft Beer Tasting
Thursday, 03/08/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Wynwood Walls
2520 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33127,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $45-$55

One of our most popular events, featured top-notch local, regional and national craft breweries complimented by delicious bites from dozens of South Florida restaurants with the artsy, mural-adorned Wynwood Walls as the backdrop.

Guests will have the opportunity to chat one-on-one with restaurant chefs and brewers, while enjoying delicious beer and bites. Guests will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite restaurant and beer at the event!

VeritageMiami, presented by City National Bank, is a three-day food, beer and wine celebration that is set for Feb 2, Feb 11 and March 8, supporting United Way’s work in education, financial stability and health.

Celebrating its 22nd year, VeritageMiami brings together wine, spirits, beer and food lovers as well as top sommeliers, notable chefs, prestigious wineries and winemakers, breweries and impressive auction lots. All VeritageMiami events benefits United Way of Miami-Dade’s work in education, financial stability and health. For more information, visit veritagemiami.com, facebook/VeritageMiami twitter.com/VeritageMiam… instagram.com/VeritageMi….

Big Brothers Big Sister 3/3/18

Big Brothers Big Sister
Sunday, 03/03/2018 – 06:30 pm –
JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $1000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, along with presenting partners Carnival Foundation and Carnival Corporation and honorary chair Edie Laquer, will host the nonprofit youth mentoring organization’s “60thAnniversary Little Gems, Big Glow” gala at 6:30 p.m. Saturday,March 3, 2018, at JW Marriott Marquis, located at 225 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami. Hundreds of Miami’s corporate and philanthropic elite will join community leaders, supporters and volunteers at the 60th annual fundraiser for an evening of cocktails and a reception, followed by a gourmet dinner and dancing. This year’s event includes a special one and a half hour performance by the Gipsy Kings featuring André Reyes.

VITAS Healthcare de Miami-Dade y Monroe Busca Voluntarios de Hospicio 2/7/18

VITAS Healthcare de Miami-Dade y Monroe Busca Voluntarios de Hospicio
Sunday, 02/07/2018 – 02/09/2019 12:00 am –
Across Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County,
Miami, Florida 33131

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VITAS Healthcare, el proveedor de servicios de hospicio más destacados del país, está buscando y entrenando a voluntarios que tengan la compasión y el tiempo para acompañar a sus pacientes en el Sur de la Florida. Con urgencia, se buscan voluntarios que hablen español dado a la gran necesidad de pacientes en hospicio que prefieren hablar en su lengua materna durante sus últimos días de vida.
Los voluntarios de hospicio son una parte integral de nuestro equipo. Dan su tiempo a pacientes con enfermedades terminales y a sus familias—para oírlos y ofrecerles una presencia cálida y consoladora durante una etapa crítica de la vida. Nuestros voluntarios son capacitados en escuchar a nuestros pacientes y entender la dinámica familiar. Aprenden acerca de la experiencia de fallecer y sobre las palabras indicadas que se puede ofrecer a los pacientes con enfermedades terminales y a los familiares que los atienden.
Nuestras clases de orientación preparan a los voluntarios para visitar hogares privados o asilos de ancianos para proporcionar un alivio a los familiares, acompañar al paciente, realizar trámites y ayudar de otras maneras. Las asignaciones y los horarios se realizan de acuerdo a la preferencia del voluntario.
Para mayor información sobre como inscribirse para ser voluntario, por favor llame a Cathy Agosti, gerente de servicios de voluntarios de VITAS, al 305-690-4765.

Cupid’s Undie Fun Run for Neurofibromatosis Returns to Wynwood 2/10/18

Cupid’s Undie Fun Run for Neurofibromatosis Returns to Wynwood
Saturday, 02/10/2018 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Mana Wynwood Tent
2250 NW 2 AVE,
Miami, Florida 33127
RSVP / Register
Cost: $40.00

Cupid’s Undie Run, the world’s largest underwear run, will return to Miami on Saturday, February 10th.  Runners will strip down to join in on a “brief” one mile-ish fun run taking place in Wynwood. Runners can start a team with friends, join one or run solo.

Miami is one of 36 cities to host the run and will help raise awareness of neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 children born. All net proceeds will help fund the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF).  

Free Intro to Barre Fitness at localgreens 2/3/18

Free Intro to Barre Fitness at localgreens
Saturday, 02/03/2018 – 02/03/2018 10:30 am – 11:30 am
localgreens
1841 S Federal Highway #400,
Delray Beach, Florida 33483
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Cost: Free

Join us at localgreens in Delray Beach this Saturday, February 3 at 10:30am for a special Intro to Barre class with local Barre Envy instructor/owner Ashley! Be sure to bring your own mat and stick around afterwards for a complimentary localgreens popsicle to cool down! Class is complimentary and takes place on localgreens’ spacious covered outdoor patio. Let’s get up and get moving this Saturday! #livegreenlivewell

Right on Target Cooking Classes at The Yard: Cooking with Aphrodisiacs on Valentines Day Special Edition 2/14/18

Right on Target Cooking Classes at The Yard: Cooking with Aphrodisiacs on Valentines Day Special Edition
Wednesday, 02/14/2018 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $50

Chef Julie Frans leads a steamy Valentine’s Day Cooking with Aphrodisiacs class, including za’atar crusted salmon +Israeli couscous with figs, walnuts, and pomegranate. Spread the love even further knowing that proceeds from your ticket will help fund Wellness in the School’s programs committed to ending childhood obesity through nutrition and fitness education. Partially funded by Target Foundation, a handful of tickets each class go to community members like teachers and first responders. Check out the mouthwatering menus and snag your tickets in the link: http://bit.ly/RightonTargetVDay

Farmers’ Market at The Yard | Tuesday, February 13th | 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Wynwood Yard is a perfect setting for a leisurely (or romantic) farmers’ market stroll. Take time out for yourself or for you and your bae midweek and treat yourself to homemade specialties, fresh produce, and many other delicious options! Perhaps, plan a delicious homemade Valentine’s Day dinner! Enjoy a wine, beer or cocktail at The Bar at The Yard while you stock up on your week’s supply of fruits, veggies, artisanal goods and much more. Everything sold will be from local farmers, artisans and businesses. Find more info and RSVP in the link: http://bit.ly/2nxJOYM

Habitat for Humanity Bike to Build 2/17/18

Habitat for Humanity Bike to Build
Saturday, 02/17/2018 – 07:00 am –
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale
401 SE 15th Ave.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: A minimum donation of $100 per person or $500 per team is required to participate.

Pedals up! Join First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale for the sixth annual Habitat for Humanity Bike to Build event. The bike route begins at the church and heads east down Las Olas Boulevard. The 25-mile ride continues north on A1A, turning around at the Hillsboro Inlet. The 50-mile ride continues north, turning around at Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach. There will be a delicious post-ride brunch for all participants from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

All donations will be applied toward a homeownership in Broward County, fulfilling Habitat for Humanity’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Kathy Craven at wrcrv@aol.com or (954) 593-0423.

Komen’s Run for the Pink 6K 2/18/18

Komen’s Run for the Pink 6K
Sunday, 02/18/2018 – 06:30 am – 10:30 am
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: 35.00

On Sunday, February 18, 2018, Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale will partner with the Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon and Half Marathon to present the 4th Annual Run for the Pink 6K.

The Run for the Pink is a unique opportunity for participants to be part of the excitement and energy that will surround the annual Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon and Half Marathon, while also promoting positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer. All runners will celebrate together at the finish line – on the shoreline of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean! 100 percent of the proceeds from Run for the Pink will benefit Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale.

THEME
This year’s theme is Rock N Roll! So get your best rockstar attire and run for the 1 in 8 women who are dianosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. We challenge you to Run Fast and Rock Harder this year because we will be awarded the *Best Dressed Rockstar* at the Finish Line.

Don’t want to run alone? Invite your friends and family to start a team with you and cross the Finish Line as a Rockstar Team!

FEES
Early Bird Registration (Until January 31, 2018):
Walker/Runner: $35

February 1-15, 2018:
Walker/Runner: $40

February 16-17, 2018:
Walker/Runner: $45

Registration will be available at the Publix Health & Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday, February 16th & 17th. There will be NO event day registration.

Photographs by Bob Quesada of The 13th Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Wine and Food Fest

The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation recently completed its XIII Annual Wine and Food fund raiser on Friday, January 26th. The event sold out quickly and turned into another resounding success with the help and support from the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne, The Nobis Foundation, The ARC of South Florida, our long standing partner Manos del Sur and community members at large.

Thirteen participating restaurants from our community prepared food delicacies to match the wines. Twenty four wineries competed for the recognition of Best in Show White and Red.

According to five independent judges, the winning white wine was B de Chanzy, a Rose from Provence, France, a delightful blend of Grenache and Syrah.

The winning red wine was a Merlot from Deerfield Ranch in Sonoma Valley, CA.

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