7th Annual Charity Twilight Golf Invitational and Party 11/7/14

7th Annual Charity Twilight Golf Invitational and Party
Friday, 11/07/2014 – 11/07/2014 03:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Ft Lauderdale Country Club
Ft Lauderdale Country Club,
415 East Country Club Circle, Florida Plantation
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Cost: 50

Alternative Education Foundation (AEF) is excited to begin preparations for the Seventh Annual Charity Twilight Invitational Golf Tournament and Party, (formerly Glow in the Dark Charity Golf Tournament). This event benefits children, adolescents, and families affected by Autism, Aspergers, ADHD and related disorders. This wonderful event, to be held at the Ft. Lauderdale Country Club on November 7, 2014, will include a 9-hole scramble, silent auction, dinner, dancing, and prize ceremony.

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood 17th Annual Cuisine for Art 5/29/14

17th Annual Cuisine for Art
cuisineforartThursday, May 29, 2014, 6 – 10 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Grand Ballroom
One Seminole Way
Hollywood, Florida
Tickets $125
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The Center’s Cuisine for Art fundraiser features elected government officials and community leaders serving as Celebrity Waiters for an exciting and entertaining evening.

The evening begins at 6 pm with a cocktail reception, in which wine, vodka, and beer are served while ticket buyers bid on fabulous silent auction items such as incredible vacation packages, beautiful gift baskets, and more.
Dinner begins at 7 pm for more than 300 people with the “March of Celebrity Waiters,” followed by a three-course meal, musical entertainment, a live auction, and the presentation of this year’s honoree, WLRN radio host Ed Bell.

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is the presenting sponsor for Cuisine for Art. This year’s Cuisine for Art features special musical performances by 13-year-old singing sensation Julia Dale – the Miami Heat’s “good luck charm” – and classically trained electric violinist Randi Fishenfeld. Fantastic experiences, such as being “Sheriff for the Day,” a ride on the Goodyear Blimp, and a VIP California Wine Tour, will be auctioned in the exciting live auction.
Seminole Paradise and the Galleria Mall Fort Lauderdale will award gift certificates and other prizes to guests at the two tables who raise the most gratuities in honor of their Celebrity Waiter. An after-party for ticket buyers occurs at a Seminole Paradise hot spot for those who want to keep the party going following this fun-filled fundraiser.

This Year’s Honoree: Ed Bell
Now in his 43rd year as a radio producer and host on the South Florida airwaves, WLRN’s Ed Bell has devoted his broadcasting career to exposing and elevating the arts for South Florida radio listeners. Getting his start on WVUM while attending the University of Miami in the early seventies, he regularly presented the recordings of local musicians on WBUS andWTMI, as well. He joined WLRN in 1977. For his dedication to America’s music Bell was honored as Best Local Jazz Advocate by New Times in their June 1995 Best of South Florida issue. Other production credits include co-founding and co-producing The Hollywood Jazz Festival (1983 – 1986) and co-founding The Sunshine Jazz Organization, a Jazz support not-for-profit. He was honored with a Visionary Award from The Miami Beach Arts Trust (2009) and an Arts Hero Award from The Arts and Business Council (2010). His work on his radio show South Florida Arts Beat was honored in 2009 with a Society of Professional Journalists Award. His mission continues every Friday at 1:00pm on WLRN’s South Florida Arts Beat.

Celebrity Waiters
State Senator Eleanor Sobel
State Rep. Joe Gibbons
State Rep. Shevrin “Shev” Jones
State Rep. Elaine Schwartz
Broward County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger
City of Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober
Hollywood Vice Mayor Patty Asseff
Hollywood Commissioner Kevin Biederman
Hollywood Commissioner Dick Blattner
Hollywood Commissioner Traci Callari
Hollywood Commissioner Peter Hernandez
Hollywood Commissioner Linda Sherwood
John Benz, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategic Officer, Memorial Healthcare System
Michael Goodman, Partner, Bitner Goodman
Victor Green, President, Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Alan Koslow, Partner, Becker & Poliakoff
Kristi Krueger, WPLG Anchor and Medical Specialist
Armando Leighton, CEO, CRS Jet Spares
Mike Long, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
Melissa Milroy, Senior Marketing Manager, The Galleria Mall
Kimberley Russell, Administrator, America’s Quality Care Services
Lisa Scott Founds, President/CEO, Winterfest

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Sapphire Celebration 11/1/14

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Sapphire Celebration
Sunday, 11/01/2014 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
galaaaTrump National Doral Miami
4400 NW 87th Ave,
Doral, Florida 33178
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Cost: $400.00

This black-tie event will celebrate the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s innovative medical school mission. It will feature a luxury live auction, dinner, musical entertainment and dancing. The event will also include the presentations of the Dr. Herbert Wertheim Global Medical Leadership Award, Ambassador Steven & Dorothea Green Community Leadership Award and Benjamin Leon Founding Dean’s Award in recognition of individuals who have made remarkable contributions and been instrumental to the College’s growth and success in the medical field.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, providing medical student scholarships and much needed support for 21st century medical education and training.

Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce To Honor Community Leaders at The Emerald Gala 6/21/14

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce To Honor Community Leaders at “The Emerald Gala”
Saturday, 06/21/2014 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
GalaHeaderHilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $200 per ticket

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce (MDGLCC) will honor corporate and individual supporters of the Miami-Dade LGBT community at its 13th Annual Gala and Awards Presentation, “The Emerald Gala.” The honorees were selected for their long-term commitment to fostering diversity, as well as for their efforts in contributing to the overall quality of life in South Florida. This year’s gala will once again be presented by Wells Fargo.

“Our annual gala is the networking event of the year,” said Steve Adkins, MDGLCC president. “Six hundred people just get to have a lot of fun in the process. As the voice of the LGBT business community in Miami-Dade, the Chamber is especially proud to have such an accomplished and extraordinary group to recognize this year.”

The 2014 Honorees:

Regions Bank “Business of the Year”
Office Depot Foundation
Mary Wong, president, accepting

Morgan Stanley “Business Person of the Year”
Craig Smith, Source Events
Craig Smith, president & founder, accepting

AT&T “Non-Profit Organization of the Year”
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Russell Roybal, deputy executive director, accepting

The 13th Annual Gala and Awards Presentation, “The Emerald Gala,” presented by Wells Fargo,” starts at 6 p.m. with a reception and silent auction which will be followed by dinner, the awards presentation and an after party dance. Performing at the nightclub-themed after party will be the winner of the LGBT Visitor Center’s Pink Flamingo Awards “Favorite Drag Queen” Tiffany Fantasia.

All tickets to “The Emerald Gala” are VIP this year, Adkins said. Tickets are $2,000 for tables of 10 or $200 for individual tickets and include reserved seating, grand buffet dinner, an open bar featuring Bacardi Brands’ GREY GOOSE® vodka among others, a VIP gift bag, complimentary parking and participation in the grand raffle for a trip for two and four nights hotel stay in the beautiful island of Curaçao, courtesy of the Curaçao Tourist Board. Reservations are available online at www.gaybizgala.com, or by calling (305) 673-4440.

Tracy Mourning’s Hats Off Luncheon 5/6/14

Tracy Mourning’s Hats Off Luncheon
192-HoneyShine-11thHatsOffTuesday, May 6; 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Parrot Jungle Treetop Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL

Tickets to the luncheon are just $150 and a table of 10 is $2000.
RSVP is required by April 21, 2014 to Jessica Geter at RSVP@honeyshine.org or 305-854-2444.

All proceeds from the “Hats Off” luncheon will go to the Honey Shine Mentoring Program.

The Honey Shine Mentoring Program will light up the Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island once again on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 for the program’s signature fundraising event, the 12th Annual “Hats Off” Luncheon. Each year, Tracy Wilson Mourning, founder of the Honey Shine Mentoring Program, its Lady Bug members, and friends, sport their favorite hats at this highly anticipated luncheon held to raise the funds necessary to continue empowering young girls enrolled in the Honey Shine program. This year’s luncheon will take place from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Attendees are highly encouraged to wear their favorite hat and Miami chic in order to become walking demonstrations to help young girls imagine, create, and achieve their dreams.

More than 650 are expected to enjoy this year’s décor, reminiscent of Miami’s unique style of chic and this year’s theme “Architects of Our Future: Imagine. Create. Achieve.” Start your engines at 10:30AM and enjoy a welcome champagne reception and silent auction chock with designer and vintage handbags, vacation stays, unique experiences, jewelry and more! Then stroll into the Treetop ballroom where guests will enjoy a noon luncheon, followed by the “Honey Bug” Showcase, the highlight of the event, a spectacular fashion show that illuminates how Honey Shine taps into the spirits of the young women in their care with a bit of love, focus and self-confidence. Sponsored by Coca Cola, the Honey Bugs will be styled by the Melticuleaux Consulting Group and strut clothes provided by Aventura Mall, Bloomingdales, Gap, Gap Kids, MIA Shoes, and Peace Love World.

“What is so exciting about this year, and every year, is that we get to showcase our Honey Bugs,” says Mourning. “I have been to many luncheons in Miami and our Hats Off Luncheon for Honey Shine truly is all about our Honey Bugs. They are the ‘Architects of Our Future,’ so our theme is ‘Imagine. Create. Achieve.’ This is what we want them to do.”

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind’s Music Under The Stars: Bon Appétit Miami 4/30/14

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind’s Music Under The Stars: Bon Appétit Miami
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
lighthouseMiami Lighthouse for the Blind
601 SW 8th Ave.
Miami, FL
Donation: $75 per ticket • $140 per pair
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Dine under the stars with fabulous food from restaurants that include Whisk, City Hall The Restaurant, OTC, Shorty’s Bar-B-Q, El Carajo and many more. Enjoy delicious beverages provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Rex Goliath Wine, plus participate in a super silent auction featuring getaways, spa packages, sports memorabilia, gift certificates for fine dining and much more.

Relax to special musical performances by the Miami Lighthouse Better Chance Music Production Program™ with a guest appearance by Latin Grammy winner Paul Hoyle. An outstanding multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Paul Hoyle has written music for movies and TV shows and has worked with top artists such as Shakira, Julio Iglesias, Jon Secada and Albita.

Since its inception in 1992 by the Miami Dade Optometric Physicians Association, the Heiken Children’s Vision Program at Miami Lighthouse has provided free comprehensive eye care to over 80,000 low-income school children who had no other source for vision care.

Locust ProjectsAnnual Spring Fling Fundraiser: La Dolce Vita 4/26/14

Locust ProjectsAnnual Spring Fling Fundraiser: La Dolce Vita
Spring Fling 2013Saturday, April 26, 7-10pm
1111 Lincoln Road parking garage, 7th floor
Miami Beach, FL, 33139
Cost: Ticket (per person) $150/ $125Locust Projects Members
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In Miami, we know how to enjoy the good life—great weather, gorgeous beaches, and wonderful friends. Locust Projects will celebratethe good life at its 2014 Spring Fling: La Dolce Vita, on April 26 at the critically acclaimed Herzog & De Meuron designed 1111 Building on Lincoln Road.Locust Projects’ Spring Fling has become a highlight of the Miami social calendar, bringing art lovers together for a unique evening featuring art, delicious food, drinks, music –and LocustProjects’ first-ever silent auction of fine wines, led by Eric Larkee, Wine Director of the Genuine Hospitality Group.

A host committee including power-house names like Debra &Dennis Scholl, The Related Group, Art Basel Miami Beach, Leni Sender, Craig Robins, John Speers, Greenberg Traurig LLP, and Holland &Knight LLP teamed up for the planning of this signature event, which consistently attracts a diverse and enthusiastic group of South Florida’s top collectors, enthusiasts, artists, and hipsters.

In signature Locust Projects fashion, Spring Flingattendees will have all of their senses tickled as they are treated to delectable treats from Michael Schwartz’sDesign District brainchild, Harry’s Pizzeria, Miami Beach’s Shake Shack, Baires Gril, Machialina, MC Kitchen, The Federal, and Misha’s Cupcakesto name a few. The Silent Luxury Auction will include a Neiman Marcus shopping spree; gift certificates to restaurants; handbags by Tod’s and Ralph Lauren; experiences at the Miami City Ballet and the Perez Art Museum Miami,and much more! Guests can also dance to musicfrom DJ Le Spamand marvel at the views.

But the highlight of the evening is Locust Projects’ blockbuster Silent Art Auction featuring hand-picked and internationallyrenowned artists such as Daniel Arsham, Justin Beal, Evan Nesbit, Judith Eisler, Ruby Sky Stiler, Sean Duffy, and Anthony Pearson among others.

As a hallmark that makes Locust Projects stand out from other art venues, Locust Projects embraces cutting-edge exhibitions and innovative installations. “We are celebrating more than 15 yearsof providing local, national and internationally based contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas and methods without the limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Community support has always been vital to Locust Projects’ success and the Spring Fling is one of Locust Projects’ most important sources of revenue for the year” says Locust Projects Executive Director, Chana Sheldon. The proceeds from this event provide essential funding for exhibitions and programming.

Locust Projects is a not for profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Local, national and international artists are encouraged to create site-specific installations as an extension of their representative work. Locust Projects supports the local community through educational initiatives and programming that are free to the public. www.locustprojects.org

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