The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative Dinner Dance 5/10/19

The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative Dinner Dance
Friday, 05/10/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
JW Marriot Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
19999 W Country Club Drive,
Aventura, FL, Florida 33180
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Cost: $175

Dinner Dance, Live and Silent Auction benefitting The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative, an organization that saves and changes lives while providing at-risk women with the prevention and early detection necessary to beat breast cancer and heart disease. Live performance by jazz superstar Jon Saxx.

Jackson Health Foundation 21st Annual Guardian Angel Luncheon 11/25/19

Jackson Health Foundation 21st Annual Guardian Angel Luncheon
Monday, 11/25/2019 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
455 Grand Bay Drive,
Miami, Florida 33149
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Twenty years ago, the Guardian Angels were created to raise philanthropic support to enhance and expand pediatric specialty programs at Holtz Children’s Hospital and throughout Jackson Health System (JHS). Their mission is to assist in the advancement of accessible health care services in state-of-the-art facilities for the children of our community.

The group serves as a philanthropic partner to fund critical needs that are not possible with the public bond initiative at JHS. With your help, we continue offering accessible health care services to all residents in Miami-Dade County, regardless of their ability to pay. Since their inception at Jackson Health Foundation, the Guardian Angels have raised more than $28 million for Holtz Children’s Hospital, and this year we invite the community to join us in bringing to fruition our next project.

This year, your support will go towards the Guardian Angels goal of raising $500,000 to support the Pediatric Neurosurgery Program. In association with the UM Miller School of Medicine, this program is one the of the most highly recognized in the U.S. for their surgical excellence. Their specialty features surgical management of disorders of the nervous system including brain and spinal cord tumors, head and spine trauma, congenital spine disorders, surgical treatments for epilepsy, and vascular malformations of the brain just to name a few.

We ask for your support and for your consideration to earn your wings and become a Guardian Angel. Purchase your luncheon sponsorship or your tickets/table. For more information please contact Yolanda Abuabara-Tappen at yolanda.abuabaratap@jhsmiami.org or call 305-585-GIVE (4483).

YMU Annual Spring Music Festival 5/25/19


YMU Annual Spring Music Festival
Saturday, May 25, 2019, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Rácket
150 NW 24th ST
Wynwood 33127
Tickets: GA $25, VIP $100
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YMU will be returning to Racket in Wynwood to host our 7th Annual Spring Music Festival. Save the date and spread the news to help us reach our goal of $150,000 and give 1100+ students across Miami-Dade access to free music education for this coming 2019/2020 academic school year. We have prepared an amazing night of performances by our talented young musicians who have been working hard all year to show off their accomplishments. The Spring Music Festival is YMU’s largest fundraiser of the year and has been one of the most important contributing factors in the continued growth of our organization.

Performances By:

Arrowhead – Avalanche – Ripcord – The Rock Ensemble (MBSH)- Wynwood Jazz Combo – The Jazz Collective – Wynwood Community Jazz Band – Wynwood Rock Ensemble – Wynwood Pep Band – Lotus Jazz Quartet – Noah Billante – Sierra Hudson – Lily Kaplan – Steven Shapiro

100% of proceeds go to free music programming in Wynwood, Overtown, Little Haiti, Opa-Locka, Miami Gardens, Miami Beach, and Coral Gables.

YAA’s 30th Birthday Bash & Festival of the Art 5/18/19


YAA’s 30th Birthday Bash & Festival of the Art
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10am – 6pm
Young At Art Museum
751 SW 121st Ave
Davie, Florida 33325
Advance Tickets: $5
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Celebrate YAA’s 30th Birthday with $5 all-day admission to our biggest bash yet including the 2019 Festival of the Arts and Teen Film Festival.

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Explore the 2019 Festival of the Arts where you can see and buy artwork made by talented young artists all throughout the museum. All profits made go straight to each artist and awards will be given by a panel of judges to several exemplary kids and teens. If you or your child are interested in participating follow the link below for more information on how to register:
https://yaa_foa2019.eventbrite.com

TEEN FILM FESTIVAL
YAA’s inaugural Teen Film Festival is a free to enter competition that invites students (grades 7-12) to showcase their creative cinematic talents. View short films, animations and video art by local teens throughout the day in our screening room. Film submissions will be judged by a panel of accomplished local film makers and awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons and certificates. For more information on how to enter email: volunteer@youngatartmuseum.org

Sponsored by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation | Craig Zinn Automotive Group | FPL SolarNow | Children’s Services Council of Broward County Florida

Jackson Health Foundation 21st Annual Guardian Angel Luncheon 11/25/19

Jackson Health Foundation 21st Annual Guardian Angel Luncheon
Monday, 11/25/2019 – 11/25/2019 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
455 Grand Bay Drive,
Miami, Florida 33149
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Twenty years ago, the Guardian Angels were created to raise philanthropic support to enhance and expand pediatric specialty programs at Holtz Children’s Hospital and throughout Jackson Health System (JHS). Their mission is to assist in the advancement of accessible health care services in state-of-the-art facilities for the children of our community.

The group serves as a philanthropic partner to fund critical needs that are not possible with the public bond initiative at JHS. With your help, we continue offering accessible health care services to all residents in Miami-Dade County, regardless of their ability to pay. Since their inception at Jackson Health Foundation, the Guardian Angels have raised more than $28 million for Holtz Children’s Hospital, and this year we invite the community to join us in bringing to fruition our next project.

This year, your support will go towards the Guardian Angels goal of raising $500,000 to support the Pediatric Neurosurgery Program. In association with the UM Miller School of Medicine, this program is one the of the most highly recognized in the U.S. for their surgical excellence. Their specialty features surgical management of disorders of the nervous system including brain and spinal cord tumors, head and spine trauma, congenital spine disorders, surgical treatments for epilepsy, and vascular malformations of the brain just to name a few.

We ask for your support and for your consideration to earn your wings and become a Guardian Angel. Purchase your luncheon sponsorship or your tickets/table. For more information please contact Yolanda Abuabara-Tappen at yolanda.abuabaratap@jhsmiami.org or call 305-585-GIVE (4483).

Red Hot n In Style LGBTQ 5/9/19

Red Hot n In Style LGBTQ
Thursday, 05/09/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hunters Nightclub
2232 Wilton Drive,
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
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Cost: Free

A benefit for Deliver the Dream’s LGBTQ Youth Retreat, this 7th Annual Red Hot and In Style – LGBTQ will be hosted again by Electra and Daisy Dead Petals, South Florida ‘s legendary Divas. Red Hot & In Style will feature eligible, local men and women who bravely put themselves on the auction block and offer exciting date packages to the highest bidder. Examples of previous date packages include a trip to Africa, a private yacht tour, a relaxing spa day, tickets to popular concerts, theater tickets, gift cards to the hottest bars and restaurants in South Florida and many other exciting outings. This year’s date packages and participants will be unveiled closer to the event date. Bachelors and bachelorettes will be from a variety of industries and will also include your favorite bartenders on The Drive! 200 guests are expected. In addition to the date auction, there will be a silent auction and raffle.

Superhero Day at Barter Wynwood 4/28/19

Superhero Day at Barter Wynwood
Sunday, 04/28/2019 – 04:00 pm – 01:00 am
Barter Wynwood
255 NW 27th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Barter Wynwood is honoring superheroes both fictional and real. Join us for a super celebration featuring creative cocktails, great music and a superhero costume contest for cash prizes. Register to attend and get access to our Super Open Bar featuring 2 full hours of complimentary drinks. So what are you waiting for, get into character and let’s celebrate National Superhero Day on Sunday, April 28th.

SUPER SPECIALS
– 2 Hour Open Bar (4PM to 6PM) – Registration Required
– $10 Super Hero Cocktails (All Day & Night)
– Buy 1 Bottle, Get 2nd Bottle Free (All Day & Night)

COSTUME CONTEST
– Super Hero Costume Contest – $250 in Prizes

Not all heroes have to wear capes, have superpowers, or battle villains. You too can be a superhero by donating to AIDS Walk Miami. A portion of the proceeds from our Superhero Day will be benefiting our friends at AIDS Walk Miami so that we can all do our part to be a hero to someone in need.

Music by Wasabi & Zilla

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#barterwynwood
#aidswalkmiami

Inaugural “Shop & Stroll” Benefit at Shops at Merrick Park 5/16/19

Inaugural “Shop & Stroll” Benefit at Shops at Merrick Park
Thursday, 05/16/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. To purchase tickets, visit merrickshopandstroll.eventbrite.com

Shops at Merrick Park and the Coral Gables Community Foundation will present the first-ever “Shop & Stroll,” a progressive evening of shopping with sips, specials and surprises at popular retailers. The event at Shops at Merrick Park will benefit Beaux Arts, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, The Motivational Edge, Junior League of Miami and Neighbors for Neighbors, in addition to co-presenter the Coral Gables Community Foundation.

Participating stores and restaurants offering a variety of discounts, gifts with purchases, raffles, sweet treats and/or champagne will include: BoConcept, Bognar & Piccolini, C’est Bon, Cole Haan, Diane Von Furstenberg, Eberjey, Edward Beiner, Engel & Voelkers, Equinox, Hanna Andersson, Islandgirl Miami, Joie, Kabana, Lilly Pulitzer, Neiman Marcus, Pandora, Rugs by Zhaleh, Sawa, Tommy Bahama, Vineyard Vines, Vix Paula Hermanny and more to be announced.

Event tickets for Shop & Stroll at Shops at Merrick Park are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event and can only be purchased online at merrickshopandstroll.eventbrite.com.

For more information, call (305) 529-0200 or visit https://www.shopsatmerrickpark.com/en/events/shop-stroll-26341.html.

PAMM’s Fifth Annual Corporate Cocktail 5/15/19

PAMM’s Fifth Annual Corporate Cocktail
Wednesday, 05/15/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Bar Bevy
90 NE 39th St,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: $150

We invite you to join our community of corporate supporters for our Fifth Annual Corporate Cocktail, this year hosted by Bar Bevy. Join other emerging professional leaders who understand the importance of the business community’s commitment to the arts.

NAMI Reel Minds Miami Mental Health Film Festival 5/19/19

NAMI Reel Minds Miami Mental Health Film Festival
Sunday, 05/19/2019 – 05/19/2019 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Donna Shalala Center
1330 Miller Dr.,
Miami, Florida 33146
Website
Cost: $10

NAMI Miami-Dade County expects to attract thousands of people and seat close to 800 people at the 4th Annual Reel Minds Miami Mental Health Film Festival at the University of Miami’s Donna E. Shalala Center on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. This year’s festival will showcase six short films. The narratives behind these films will share a range of life experiences meant to inspire, heal, and empower people. Following each short film, an individual with a lived experience of a mental health challenge will speak on the films’ topic for a few minutes providing further insight about the message behind each film.

This year’s lineup is comprised of films from a variety of talented directors, including a member of the International Cinematographers Guild, a multi-award-winning actor and Navy Veteran, and an award-winning filmmaker. The six films were chosen out of almost 200 submissions based on their compelling storytelling and way of educating and dispelling the myth behind mental illness. Submitted films were judged by film makers, clinicians, high school and college students, individuals with mental illness and their family members.

The 2019 lineup includes Terms of Us by director, writer, producer Roberto Sanchez, a Cuban born, Miami raised Navy Veteran who has a recurring role on Queen of the South. Additionally, Roberto will be speaking at the festival; Baby Steps from Los Angeles director, Eric Dyson; Misdirection by Carly Usdin, a University of Central Florida graduate with Miami ties, now an award-winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles; Reverie by Nick Markham; Saving Billy by Vickie Adams; and UkeLayla, directed and produced by a team of recent Miamians and graduates from the University of Central Florida.

“Films are a compelling storytelling form that connects with our deepest sensibilities, and research suggests that film festivals have a positive impact on stigma and recovery in mental illness. That’s why for the fourth consecutive year, NAMI Miami-Dade is showcasing a curated list of short films inspired by the lives of those who have been affected by mental illness,” says Kathryn Coppola, Executive Director at NAMI Miami. “Together, we can spark the awareness that makes the difference in our society.” NAMI Miami’s goal is to “end the silence” and to start the conversation about mental health proving that recovery is possible.

WHEN:
Sunday, May 19, 2019
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Donna E. Shalala Center – Grand Ballroom
1330 Miller Dr, Miami, FL 33146

TICKETS:
Individual ticket – $10
Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children 18 & under) – $25
Scholarship tickets are available for those who can’t afford them. To obtain a scholarship ticket, please call 305-665-2540.

To purchase tickets, go to: 2019ReelMinds.Eventbrite.com, https://NAMIMiami.org/, or
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-reel-minds-miami-mental-health-film-festival-tickets-53748815153

Pay to Park is available at the UM parking garages and parking lots at $1.50/hr., maximum $8. Purple Parking lot located at 5424 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 and Pavia Parking Garage, located at 5615 Pavia Street, Coral Gables, FL 33146.

WHO:
Since its inception in 1979, NAMI (National) has established itself as the most formidable grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country. Dedication, steadfast commitment and unceasing belief in the NAMI’s mission have produced profound changes in awareness. NAMI has been the driving force behind a national investment in lifesaving research, parity for mental health care, increased housing and to ensure that treatments and services are available to those in need when they need them most. NAMI awareness efforts have successfully addressed the stigma of mental illness, ensuring the decrease of barriers to treatment and recovery. NAMI’s Programs have served as a beacon of hope for hundreds of thousands of individuals and their loved ones. All Programs are free and open to the community and include: Support Groups, an Advocacy Coalition, Peer-to-Peer recovery focused educational program for individuals living with a mental health condition; Family-to Family, an education program for family, caregivers and friends of individuals living with a mental health condition; and NAMI’s newest program, Ending the Silence, and education and prevention multi-media program designed for youth, school staff and parents.

Three year’s ago, new leadership re-vitalized the Miami-Dade affiliate. Since then, NAMI Miami-Dade has grown tremendously providing mental health support and services throughout Miami-Dade County. See more at www.NAMIMiami.org or contact via phone and email at: 305-665-2540 and info@namimiami.org.

M house hosts ‘United for Venezuela’ in collaboration with non-profit program 4/4/19

M house hosts ‘United for Venezuela’ in collaboration with non-profit program
Thursday, 04/04/2019 – 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
M House
2524 Le Jeune Road,
Miami, Florida 33114
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MIAMI, FLA. – M House, the coastal European eatery in the heart of downtown Coral Gables is partnering with international non-profit organization Programa de Ayuda Humanitaria Para Venezuela to host a special ‘United for Venezuela’ fundraiser on Thursday, April 4, 2019. A portion of all food and beverage sales of that day will be earmarked for the foundation, which is providing scarce resources and supplies to inhabitants located in the country’s most affected areas.

The restaurant’s owners and Executive Chef Abraham Silva are Venezuelan; they felt compelled to raise awareness and support the community. Says Silva, “We hope to generate funds to provide necessary food, medicine and other essentials to help alleviate the suffering of our compatriots during this terrible humanitarian crisis.” M House will kick off the initiative at lunch and it will run all day and night, in both the dining room and the bar/lounge.

For more information on Programa de Ayuda Humanitaria Para Venezuela, please visit their website at www.ayudahumanitariavenezuela.org.

Guitars Over Guns: Spring Showcase @ Ball & Chain 4/30/19


Guitars Over Guns: Spring Showcase @ Ball & Chain
Tuesday, 04/30/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Ball & Chain
1513 SW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
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Cost: $25.00

Rock out at this epic evening of live music, networking, and the chance to support an awesome local cause!

Students from Guitars Over Guns’ middle school programs across Miami-Dade County will converge for the annual Guitars Over Guns Student Showcase on Tuesday, April 30th. From student artwork on display, to dance and musical performances on Ball & Chain’s iconic Pineapple Stage, these young artists from Miami’s diverse communities will impress guests with their professionalism, exuberance, and rockin’ talent – many performing in public for the very first time!

Come cheer on Miami’s rising stars! Your ticket purchase will go directly toward supporting Guitars Over Guns’ music mentorship programs.

Guitars Over Guns is a Miami-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides mentoring to at-risk youth through music education and performance. Currently, Guitars Over Guns provides programming at North Miami Middle School, Jose De. Diego Georgia Jones-Ayers, Citrus Grove, and Cutler Bay middle schools, as well as the Educate Tomorrow Center.

“Guitars Over Guns isn’t just about becoming a better musician,” says Santamarie Arocho, an alumna and former Student Mentor. “It’s about being a better person.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.guitarsoverguns.org. Follow @guitarsoverguns and join the conversation with the hashtag #ChooseYourSound.

10th Annual Wendy Walk Miami 4/7/19

10th Annual Wendy Walk Miami
Sunday, 04/07/2019 – 09:30 am –
Palm Island Park
159 Palm Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $20-$65

Wendy Walk is one of the only organizations dedicated to the advancement of sarcoma treatments. The foundation was created in 2010 by the children of Wendy Landes and brought to Miami the same year by temple members Michael and Stephanie Rosen, the brother and sister-in-law of Wendy, and their family in order to proactively support Wendy in her battle with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. 

The 10th Annual Wendy Walk will take place on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 9:30am at Palm Island Park. Participants will gather for entertainment and family fun before walking together through Palm and Hibiscus Islands. The event marks the official start of the Wendy Walk season and will mark the six year anniversary of Wendy’s passing. Proceeds go directly toward sarcoma research, as the fundraising effort hopes to develop viable treatment options and improve the lives of those touched by sarcoma. 

Locust Projects Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser 4/13/19

Locust Projects Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser
Saturday, 04/13/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Moore Building
191 NE 40th St.,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Locust Projects’ Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser will bring together creativity, culture, fashion and food on April 13 from 7 – 10 p.m. in the Moore Building. The Kaleidoscopic theme celebrates vivid imagination and creative experimentation, inspired by the work of Locust Projects alumni, Jen Stark. This year’s fundraiser will feature an expanded luxury auction, in addition to the opportunity to mingle with Miami’s most influential art patrons and community leaders, while eating, drinking and experiencing artistic interventions, performances and immersive environments for a great cause.

Hard Hats & High Heels Returns to East, Miami 6/6/19

Hard Hats & High Heels Returns to East, Miami
Thursday, 06/06/2019 – 05:30 pm – 08:00 pm
East, Miami
788 Brickell Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $90, $100 after May 31

The fourth annual fundraising event, Hard Hats & High Heels, benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, will bring together Miami’s professional, philanthropic and social leaders to support affordable housing for low-income single mothers in Miami-Dade County.

The event, hosted by Miami Habitat’s Women’s Leadership Council, will feature a silent auction, open bar, passed Hors d’oeuvre’s, photo booth, DJ and more.

Ticket price includes complimentary valet. A variety of underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are also available, starting at $2,000.

History Fort Lauderdale Honors The Forman Family & Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Steven Glassman at History Makers 2019 4/30/19

History Fort Lauderdale Honors The Forman Family & Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Steven Glassman at History Makers 2019
Tuesday, 04/30/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
New River Inn at History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $100 per person

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will honor The Forman Family, Broward County pioneers and early developers, and Fort Lauderdale Commissioner, District #2, Steven Glassman during its History Makers 2019 fundraiser set for Tuesday, April 30, at 6 p.m., at the New River Inn. The event spotlights individuals who have made an impact on the growth of the City of Fort Lauderdale.

For over a century, the Forman family has been major contributors to the development of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County. Ever since Hamilton and Blanche Collins Forman arrived in 1910, they, and their descendants, have played leading roles in the fields of agriculture, business, water management, education, public service and philanthropy. Dr. Charles Forman and his brother Hamilton Forman were Broward’s most powerful political figures from the 1950s to the 1990s. When their pioneer dairy farms and pastures were closed to facilitate the building of Florida’s Turnpike in the mid-1950s, the family turned their attention toward education and building a world-class education complex on their land. Today, the former farmland houses campuses of Florida Atlantic University, Florida International and the University of Florida’s Broward complexes, Nova elementary, middle and high schools, Broward Community College and Nova Southeastern University.

Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner, District #2, Steven Glassman, has been a foremost advocate of historic preservation, arts and culture and philanthropy in Broward County for close to 25 years. For 11 years, Glassman was an administrator for the Broward County Cultural Division where he worked closely with elected officials and business leaders to further the quality of life in all of Broward’s major cities through the arts and culture. This work included serving on advisory boards in Hollywood, Miramar, and Pembroke Pines. He has served on the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Redevelopment Advisory Board (three years) and the Planning and Zoning Board (six years). His many years in various civic leadership positions include president of the Broward Trust for Historic Preservation and a seven-year tenure as the president of the Central Beach Alliance. Steve has also served as president of several beach condominium associations including his current six-year tenure at the Sapphire Condominium. He has remained focused on fixing our city’s infrastructure via smart growth and proactive future planning.

This year’s event will also celebrate the city’s 108th birthday with cocktails, food and drink stations from Ruth’s Chris Steak House, CA Catering, LauderAle, Gran Forno and more to be announced plus themed entertainment on the downtown Fort Lauderdale campus.

History Makers 2019 is sponsored by visionary Merrimac Ventures with trailblazer support from Lochrie & Chakas P.A. and trendetters Robert Golden and Judy Stern.

Tickets for this year’s History Makers Gala are $100 (online service charges not included) and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/HFLHistoryMakers2019 or via email at info@flhc.org. Seating is limited.

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

Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Host 8th Annual “Claws for Kids” Private Brunch Presented by Carmen Rebozo Foundation at Joe’s Stone Crab 5/5/19

Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Host 8th Annual “Claws for Kids” Private Brunch Presented by Carmen Rebozo Foundation at Joe’s Stone Crab
Sunday, 05/05/2019 – 11:00 am –
Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach will once again host Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 8th Annual “Claws for Kids” fundraising brunch on Sunday, May 5. 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 5 for supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s “Claws for Kids” event. Menu items will include stone crabs, coleslaw, hash brown potatoes, creamed spinach and Key Lime pie. For attendees who don’t eat stone crabs, main course options will also be available.

Frank Sinatra impersonator Jeff Grainger of Sinatra Sounds Entertainment will provide entertainment.

Judy Kramer, a retired Miami-Dade County Public Schools executive, who has chaired the event since its inception 8 years ago is graciously co-chairing this year’s event again. Joining Judy this year are the mother-daughter team, Lisa Mendelson and Lindsey Mendelson, who will be engaging younger professionals and philanthropists with pre-events and promotions. Returning as the Special Events Chair is Olga Guilarte, director of the Carmen Rebozo Foundation. Also on the “Claws for Kids” committee are Vanessa Bertran, Willie Ho, Melissa Pallett-Vasquez, Raúl Rodríguez Jácome, Rae Stein, Virginia Vich and Mark Walker, MD.

“This event continues to grow each year,” said Kramer. “It’s exciting for us to see both steadfast supporters as well as new faces enjoying Joe’s delicious cuisine to raise funds to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs.”

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Table sponsorships range from $2,500 to $10,000. Underwriting opportunities also are available, and individual tickets are priced at $250. For information, please contact Rhia Hunter at (305) 446-9910 ext. 30, or via email at rhunter@bgcmia.org.

5th Annual All-In for All-Stars Charity Poker Tournament 4/6/19

5th Annual All-In for All-Stars Charity Poker Tournament
Saturday, 04/06/2019 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Lobster Bar & Sea Grille
404 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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All-In for All-Stars charity poker is our annual flagship event in South Florida. Now in its 5th year, this exclusive event has raised over $2.1M for the 90,000 at-risk youth served daily by After-School All-Stars in South Florida and across the country. After-School All-Stars has been dedicated to helping low-income kids for 25 years and was founded by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.

Hosted by Wayne Boich, Mark Groussman, Sean Posner and Michael Simkins, the distinguished annual event attracts a well-heeled guest list of 150 philanthropists, celebs, pro-athletes, and Hall-of-Famers. The afternoon starts out with red carpet coverage from our media partners, then quickly shifts gears into a very private cocktail party with a relaxed feel for the jet-setter crowd. As the charity poker tournament kicks off, so does the excitement of the NCAA FINAL FOUR games streaming live on HD screens throughout. Exquisite fare from Lobster Bar and handcrafted cocktails flow non-stop throughout the event. Miami Heat Dancers, E11even performers, and Dolphin Cheerleaders add to the beautiful scenery. Guests admire the incredible poker prizes on display including stunning timepieces. Once-in-a-lifetime and luxurious experiences are auctioned off to the highest bidders. The excitement intensifies as the competition narrows it down to the final table of talented players. Who will win it this year?! Join us.

6th Annual Cheers to B! Event 3/30/19

6th Annual Cheers to B! Event
Saturday, 03/30/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Gallery of Amazing Things
481 South Federal Highway,
Dania, Florida 33004
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Enjoy a night of modern art, inspired antiques, live music, delectable food, and creative libations as you
B THE DIFFERENCE for those affected by Neurofibromatosis at the Sixth Annual CHEERS TO B!

The evening will kick-off with a cocktail reception where guests have the opportunity to explore the ins and outs of the museum, bid in a silent auction, enjoy bites and strike a pose in an interactive photo experience. The offerings will continue as the evening progresses to a seated buffet dinner, courtesy of Catering the Event, sweet treats by LA Sweetz with beautiful décor sponsored by The Queens Flowers. The event will culminate with a live auction featuring Auctioneer Extraordinaire Jim Berz as well as highlights from past recipients and hosts of B Happy Trips. Surprises are in-store throughout the evening.

General Admission tickets are available for $200/person; a table of ten with a bottle of champagne is available for $2,000.00. Adults ages 21 – 30 can select a special discounted ticket price of $75/person.

The Sixth Annual CHEERS TO B! event is brought to you by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization B THE DIFFERENCE. All proceeds from this event help support patients and their families through the B Happy program.

IKF Wonderfund Circle of Heroes Luncheon 4/4/19

IKF Wonderfund Circle of Heroes Luncheon
Thursday, 04/04/2019 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: $250

The Circle of Heroes was established in 2007 as a membership group to support the mission of the International Kids Fund (IKF Wonderfund).

This powerful group of generous individuals come together at the annual Circle of Heroes Luncheon to celebrate the work of the IKF Wonderfund and to raise crucial funds. This event benefits the IKF’s Circle of Heroes program and contributes significantly each year to our ability to help children receive medical treatments.

This year we are celebrating eleven years of miracles made possible by our Circle of Heroes Members. Through their support, hundreds of children with healthcare needs beyond the scope of their local hospitals receive the best care possible at Holtz Children’s Hospital.
We ask for your support and for your consideration to become a Hero.

Purchase your luncheon sponsorship or your tickets/table. For more information please contact Yolanda Abuabara-Tappen at yolanda.abuabaratap@jhsmiami.org or call 305-585-GIVE (4483).

Vanessa Baez Memorail Women’s Brunch 3/24/19

Vanessa Baez Memorail Women’s Brunch
Sunday, 03/24/2019 – 11:00 am – 02:30 pm
Brava by Brad Kilgore at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Miami Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd.,
MIAMI, Florida 33138
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Cost: $70 – $700

This year marks the 15th year of the Vanessa Baez Memorial Women’s Brunch, an event created to remember the short life of Vanessa Baez, a mother, daughter, and sister who demonstrated extraordinary courage while battling sarcoidosis.

Each year this brunch fosters a growing sisterhood of creative and inspiring women in Miami joined together while “Celebrating Everyday Women With Extraordinary Courage.” The brunch includes a delicious buffet and cocktails, amazing raffle prizes, and an exciting and entertaining live auction. This year’s brunch will be returning to the elegant BRAVA by Brad Kilgore and will feature award-winning chef, author and TV Host Michelle Bernstein as the Guest Speaker.

The Vanessa Baez Memorial Women’s Brunch is the closing event of the Spoken Soul Festival, a volunteer-run 3-day event supporting local women artists in support of international SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now). Proceeds of this fundraiser support the Spoken Soul Festival. Details on this year’s added beneficiary will be announced in 2019.

Special thanks to this year’s Host Committee Members include: Ana Corrales, Betty Llorente, Carla Hill, Loni Johnson, Marie Vickles, Rebekah Lengel & Terri Johnson.
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11th Annual Circle of Heroes Luncheon 4/4/19

11th Annual Circle of Heroes Luncheon
Thursday, 04/04/2019 – 04/04/2019 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: 250

The Circle of Heroes was established in 2007 as a membership group to support the mission of the International Kids Fund (IKF Wonderfund).

This powerful group of generous individuals come together at the annual Circle of Heroes Luncheon to celebrate the work of the IKF Wonderfund and to raise crucial funds.

This event benefits the IKF’s Circle of Heroes program and contributes significantly each year to our ability to help children receive medical treatments.

This year we are celebrating eleven years of miracles made possible by our Circle of Heroes Members. Through their support, hundreds of children with healthcare needs beyond the scope of their local hospitals receive the best care possible at Holtz Children’s Hospital.

We ask for your support and for your consideration to become a Hero. Purchase your luncheon sponsorship or your tickets/table. For more information please contact Yolanda Abuabara-Tappen at yolanda.abuabaratap@jhsmiami.org or call 305-585-GIVE (4483).

Miami Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis 4/27/19

Miami Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis
Saturday, 04/27/2019 – 09:30 am – 12:00 pm
Maurice A. Ferre Park
1075 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis at the 2019 Miami Walk & help find a cure! The Take Steps Miami Walk is a festival style event for the community. It’s a day for the IBD community to come together to EMPOWER, INSPIRE, & CONNECT with each other and to solidify the fact that NO ONE is ever alone in this fight. Make your impact & register today! We will have food, drinks, music, & much more! Bring your famliy & friends too!

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

8th Annual Walk for Wishes 4/6/19

8th Annual Walk for Wishes
Saturday, 04/06/2019 – 08:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152nd St,
Miami, Florida 33177
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Cost: 25

Walk For Wishes® is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the more than 300,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It’s a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, companies, donors and friends.

St. Patrick’s Day Brunch Brunch Benefitting the Florida Humane Society 3/17/19

St. Patrick’s Day Brunch Brunch Benefitting the Florida Humane Society
Sunday, 03/17/2019 – 03/17/2019 11:30 am – 03:00 pm
Legends Tavern and Grille
1391 S Military Trl,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
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Cost: Free

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Brunch benefitting the Florida Humane Society at Legends Tavern and Grille in Deerfield Beach!!! Not only will you enjoy bottomless brunch cocktails, but you will be able to indulge in a very special St. Patty’s Day brunch menu!

Drink Specials:
– Jameson Shot $5
– Breakfast Shot $7
– Irish Coffee $7
– Bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, Peach Bellini’s, Legendary Monks $15 (with purchase of an entrée)

Holiday-Inspired Brunch Items:
– Corned Beef Hash $13.99
– Irish Breakfast $14.99
– Corned Beef Reuben $14.99
– Corned Beef & Cabbage $14.99

Art and Cocktails with a cause 3/12/19

Art and Cocktails with a cause
Tuesday, 03/12/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
InterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 NW 87TH AV,
DORAL, Florida 33172
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Cost: $5

The gallery rotates works from different artist in the Pop-Up space at the hotel. The gallery curator, Jeniree Blanco, choose the work of Dalia Berlin for the fundraising exhibition. Born in Madrid, Spain, Berlin prefers mixed media, often mixing acrylic and oils over canvas, adding paper and other elements for added dimension. Berlin’s works express her deep roots in Spain and her muse comes from her love for masters like Velazquez, Goya, Dali, Picasso, among others.

A minimum donation of $5 will be collected from guests who will receive a glass of wine and enjoy light bites. A special event happy hour will be extended to guests who will get 50 percent off on cocktails at NAU Lounge.

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) Spring Luncheon to Feature Special Guest Janet Erlick of Florida Children’s Theatre 3/12/19

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) Spring Luncheon to Feature Special Guest Janet Erlick of Florida Children’s Theatre
Tuesday, 03/12/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts (Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom)
201 SW 5th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: $55

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a nonprofit volunteer-based arts organization committed to supporting, sustaining and enriching the arts in Broward County, will feature special guest speaker Janet Erlick, executive artistic director of Florida Children’s Theatre (FCT), at its Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting. The arts celebration will also host an interactive student panel discussion and performance.

The award-winning Florida Children’s Theatre offers year-round classes, productions and outreach programming. Erlick teaches, directs and acts in the community and developed the theatre’s comprehensive outreach program that now serves over 25,000 people, yearly. The FCT’s in-school programs include conflict resolution, literacy improvement through drama and arts infusion across the academic curriculum.

Erlick is also responsible for creating ongoing partnerships with many cultural and social service organizations, frequently working with families dealing with terminal illness and children with special needs or living in residential centers. Currently, she serves as chair of Broward County’s Cultural Executives Committee, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Broward Cultural Council and is involved with Leadership Broward and Broward Women’s Alliance, among others.

Luncheon tickets are $55. To purchase tickets or learn more about FAB! including how to be a member or support the arts, please email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or call (954) 353-7673.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life of East Kendall 3/9/19

American Cancer Society Relay for Life of East Kendall
Saturday, 03/09/2019 – 12:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Relay for Life of Kendall
8900 North Kendall Drive around the lake,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

-2019 Relay for Life Announcement

Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature event offering everyone in the community an opportunity to join in the fight against cancer and help raise money to support research, provide services to patients and caregivers, and to promote community awareness of ways to prevent cancer.
The survivor ceremony, a traditional part of Relay for Life, where survivors gather to honor and celebrate their survivorship, their families and friends. The survivor ceremony begins at 4 p.m. All survivors are welcome.
Family-friendly entertainment, food and activities continue throughout the day and end with a moving luminaria ceremony where memorial lights are lit in memory of those we have lost to cancer and to honor those who have survived. The luminaria ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m.
For more information contact Robert Gomez at Robert.Gomez@cancer.org or visit the website:
www.RelayforLife.org/KendallFL.

Annual Reid & Fiorentino Celebrity Golf Classic 3/11/19

Annual Reid & Fiorentino Celebrity Golf Classic
Monday, 03/11/2019 – 11:00 am –
Turnberry Isle Resort & Spa
19999 West Country Club Drive,
Miami, Florida 33180
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Participating guests in this event will enjoy an exciting day of competitive golf, along with lunch, on-course refreshments and an awards ceremony following the round. A celebrity captain will be paired with each team and compete for a variety of prizes to be presented at the post-game reception. Miami Heat dancers and Bernie will be on-site for photo ops.

Celebrity golfer lineup has yet to be announced. Former Golf Classic celebrity captains have included: Former Dolphins and Pro Football Hall of Famers Bob Griese, Nat Moore, Dwight Stephenson and Larry Little. Also, Cornelius Bennett (Colts/Bills/Falcons), Dick Anderson, Kim Bokamper, Woody Bennett, Jason Taylor (all former NFL/Dolphins), Glen Rice (NBA All-Star), Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, PGA golfer Woody Austin, LPGA golfer Patti Rizzo, NBA Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning (Miami HEAT), Paul O’Neill (New York Yankees), and many more.

Annual Accords Call of the Game Dinner 3/9/19

Annual Accords Call of the Game Dinner
Saturday, 03/09/2019 – 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
19999 West Country Drive,
Aventura, Florida 33180
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South Florida is gearing up for the 13th annual Acordis ‘Call of The Game Dinner’ and ‘Celebrity Golf Classic,’ hosted by prominent sports media personalities and Fox Sports Sun HEAT TV broadcaster Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino. The multi-day fundraiser benefits South Florida nonprofit organization Lauren’s Kids – which works to prevent child sexual abuse and aids survivors to heal; as well as Dade Schools Athletic Foundation – which supports athletic programs in Miami-Dade public schools.

The star-studded evening will include a silent and live auction featuring luxurious vacation packages, sports memorabilia, Britto-designed artwork and one-of-a-kind experiences, among other items. The fête will be hosted by two-time Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Calvin Hughes from WPLG ABC 10.

Honorees include three-time NBA champion Udonis Haslem of the Miami HEAT; acclaimed broadcaster Tony Fiorentino; musician, entertainer and community activist Luther Campbell and civic leader the Honorable Judge Rosemarie Aquilina.

Fifth Annual Diversity Honors Gala Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Saturday, March 30 3/30/19

Fifth Annual Diversity Honors Gala Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Saturday, March 30
Saturday, 03/30/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida 33314
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Cost: $250, plus a service fee

Diversity Honors presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, will take place on the eve of Saturday, March 30, 2019. This year will mark the fifth anniversary for the globally renowned celebration that benefits Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park and recognizes those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness.

Diversity Honors has put South Florida on the international stage of LGBT+ rights and activism in honor of Harvey Milk (1930-1978), one of the first openly LGBT elected officials in the world, who was assassinated the same year he took office and has become an iconic figure. The Harvey Milk Foundation’s newest global sponsor, Norwegian Air Shuttle, has announced that they will be a prime sponsor for the 2019 gala.

Over the past four years, Diversity Honors has paid tribute to an impressive roster of honorees including civil rights activists Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez, and Judy and Dennis Shepard, recipients of the Harvey Milk Foundation Honors Medal; Bollywood star Celina Jaitly and Ireland Senator Dr. David Norris who both received the Harvey Milk Foundation’s Lilla Watson Global Champion Medal; the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Gay-Straight Alliance, transgender YouTube viral inspiration Ryland Whittington, and transgender teen activist Jazz Jennings – all recipients of the annual Harvey Milk Foundation Milan Rozsa Award plus singer/actress Deborah Cox, Judge Rand Hoch, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mayor Dean Trantalis, Patrick Piana, CEO of Stoli Group USA and others.

Tickets are $250, plus a service fee. To reserve tickets or for more information, please visit www.DiversityHonors.com.

2019 American Cancer Society’s Celebration Gala at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa 5/4/19

2019 American Cancer Society’s Celebration Gala at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa
Saturday, 05/04/2019 – 06:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Dr,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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The 2019 American Cancer Society’s Celebration Gala will be held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The theme is “Kentucky Derby” and will be hosted by Dale McLean, in-arena host for the Miami Heat, and auctioneer Joe Girvan.

The American Cancer Society is honored to announce this year’s event’s Presenting Sponsor and champions in the fight against cancer, The Salah Foundation. The Salah Foundation’s family philosophy has always been that one cannot take from this world without giving back. 2019 marks the third consecutive year that The Salah Foundation has served as the Presenting Sponsor of the Celebration Gala lead by Executive Director, Noreen Salah Burpee. The Diamond Sponsor is City Furniture, owned by Gala Honorees Keith and Kelly Koenig. The event’s Chairperson is Lori Castle who has served as the event chair for three consecutive years, and co-chairs are Peter and LoriAnn Gary who were the American Cancer Society’s 2018 South Palm Beach Ambassadors.

The Gala will feature silent as well as live auctions, a cocktail hour, dinner reception, dancing and more.

Tickets are $300 per person and $5,000 for VIP table. Visit www.CelebrationGalaFL.org

Sponsorship opportunities starting at $5,000 are currently available.

Contact Alicia DeLuca, Development Manager, at Alicia.DeLuca@cancer.org or 954-200-7520.

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Fifth Annual Art of the Party 3/9/19

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Fifth Annual Art of the Party
Saturday, 03/09/2019 – 06:30 pm – 12:00 am
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $150 – $25,000

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will host its fifth annual Art of the Party, the museum’s largest fundraiser event of the year, on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The evening will honor one of the most admired and influential living artists Christo, whose monumental exhibition—Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83: A Documentary Exhibition— was recently on view at PAMM. Additionally, this year’s annual celebration will also pay tribute to philanthropists Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst, whose ongoing generosity and support have helped PAMM grow since its inception 35 years ago.

The event, presented by Valentino, will feature three exclusive guest experiences conceptualized by Lee Brian Schrager, as well as culinary collaborations by Chef Norman Van Aken and Constellation Culinary Group. Bringing together cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders, and arts supporters, the evening will showcase the world-class museum’s unique architecture and celebrate Miami’s flagship art museum. Funds from Art of the Party directly support the museum’s robust arts education program, the largest program of its kind outside the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system.

The 22 Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival 2/22/19, 2/23/19,2/24/19

The 22 Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival
Friday, 02/22/2019 – 02/24/2019 07:00 pm – 11:55 pm
The Lyric Theatre
819 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: $20 – $200

If you are in the South Florida area, I would like to invite you to the 22nd Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival.
Friday – jazz & poetry night.
Saturday student workshops (open invite to band directors & music students of all ages)
Sunday – Red Carpet & Festival Concert

Come and join us for a full weekend of Real Jazz, Poetry, Dancing, and Art!

South Florida’s Real Jazz Festival,
Continuing the Legacy of Jazz!

The 22 Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival 2/22/19, 2/23/19,2/24/19

The 22 Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival
Friday, 02/22/2019 – 02/24/2019 07:00 pm – 11:55 pm
Historic Lyric Theater
819 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami,, Florida 33136
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Cost: $20 – $200

Brent Charles is performing the Opening Night!

Accompanied by the incredibly, talented musicians and poets, including Doug Emery – Piano, Donald C. Thomas -Drums, Senegal Apostolo – Bass!

Poets: Quick, Analogy, Red Writing Hood, & Elaina Whorley!
Come and join us for a full weekend of Real Jazz, Poetry, Dancing, and Art!
South Florida’s Real Jazz Festival,
Continuing the Legacy of Jazz!

Brent Charles is performing the Opening Night *

Fri. Feb. 22nd with the incredibly talented musicians and poets, including Doug Emery – Piano, Donald C. Thomas -Drums, Senegal Apostolo – Bass!

Poets: Quick, Analogy, Red Writing Hood, & Elaina Whorley!

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

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

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

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

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

There are Weekend VIP Passes & VIP Table Packages available:

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

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

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

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

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

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

To reach Pandora at Shops at Merrick Park, please call (305) 423-2013. For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, call (305) 529-0200, visit us online at www.shopsatmerrickpark.com or follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thousands of walkers and runners will make strides in the ongoing fight against drunk driving during the 9th Annual Ultimate Software presents the La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k brought to you by UBS on Sunday, April 28. This event is MADD Broward County’s annual signature fundraising event in support of its mission to end drunk driving. It takes place in over 90 cities in the U.S., including Fort Lauderdale.

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

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

“Drunk driving is 100 percent preventable and we are working to educate the community so that we can see a future with no more victims,” said Geronemus, Plantation resident and vibrant young professional at Ultimate Software who established and chaired the Fort Lauderdale event since 2011. Her late father, Dr. Robert Perry Geronemus, was struck and killed by a drunk driver in 2009. “The community has really come together over the past nine years to support MADD’s mission to end drunk driving and we are excited for another successful year of fundraising and raising awareness.”

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

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

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

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

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

Participants can sign up as an adult or youth virtual walker if they cannot attend the event in person but still wish to fundraise.
Virtual Walker Adult: $25 until 3/29/18 at 6 p.m. $30 after
Virtual Walker Youth (ages 5 – 18): $20 until 3/29/18 at 6 p.m. $25 after

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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