The Coming Alzheimer’s Epidemic: A Wake-Up Call to Boomers and the Medical Community 10/31/14

The Coming Alzheimer’s Epidemic: A Wake-Up Call to Boomers and the Medical Community
Friday, 10/31/2014 – 03:30 pm –
458e654a-b075-4d8d-b9ff-1a34c5e2afd0Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street Building AHC2 Room 170,
Miami, Florida 33199
Cost: Free

Join Meryl Comer, a New York Times best-selling author, as she discusses her new book, Slow Dancing with a Stranger. She’ll share her unvarnished account of her physician husband’s early onset battle with Alzheimer’s disease, one of today’s most pressing and least-understood health epidemics. Comer takes on the medical community’s inclination to not diagnose the disease because they can’t treat it, inpatient management nightmares, and the despair of families left to manage bizarre behaviors at home and alone. She paints an intimate and moving portrait of Alzheimer’s and, in the process, Comer reveals the truth about the disease and everyone it affects.

For more information about the event, call 305-348-0570.

This event is open to the public.

Meryl Comer is president and CEO of Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative. An Emmy-award winning reporter, veteran TV producer and business talk show host, she is winner of the 2005 Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award and the 2007 Proxmire Award.

HARRISART presents an Artists Talk with Toa Castellanos, ERMAN, Jane Harris, Loone Sherbill Weinstein 11/1/14

HARRISART presents an Artists Talk with Toa Castellanos, ERMAN, Jane Harris, Loone Sherbill Weinstein
Saturday, 11/01/2014 – 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
4432 SW 74 Ave,
Miami, Florida 33155
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Cost: Free

Join HARRISART on Saturday, November 1st for an Artist Talk with Toa Castellanos, ERMAN, Jane Harris and Loone Sherbill Weinstein enjoy an opportunity to meet the artists and hear firsthand about the ideas and inspiration behind the pieces in the exhibition “FRAGMENTS” as well as the motivation that directs each artist to develop works and narrative using recycled fragments from nature and man made. Refreshments will be offered.

HARRISART is a warehouse-style gallery and working studio of Jane Harris. Centrally located in the heart of Miami’s Bird Road Art District. HARRISART often presents guests artists as well as special programs and interactive projects.

Education in Miami-Dade County: A Conversation with Alberto Carvalho 11/5/14

Education in Miami-Dade County: A Conversation with Alberto Carvalho
Wednesday, 11/05/2014 – 11/05/2014 09:30 am – 10:30 am
flyer-resizeGraham Center Ballrooms
11200 SW 8 Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
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Cost: FREE

Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and one of the most admired education leaders in the U.S., will share his insight and vision at Florida International University (FIU) on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. The event, free and open to the public, will be held at the Graham Center Ballroom on FIU’s Modesto Maidique campus.

Alberto M. Carvalho

“The Future of Education: A Conversation with Superintendent Alberto Carvalho” is part of the annual Miami Leadership Dialogues created and presented by the FIU Center for Leadership at the College of Business, in partnership with the Office of the President and, this year, the College of Education.

Carvalho was honored by President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at a White House ceremony on May 1, after he was selected as National Superintendent of the Year by AASA, The School Superintendent’s Association.

Carvalho has served in his current position since 2008. He is a nationally recognized expert on education transformation and finance who has successfully elevated his district’s academic profile and streamlined its business operations and financial systems. Now considered one of the nation’s highest-performing urban school systems, Miami-Dade was named as the 2014 College Board Advanced Placement Equity and Excellence District of the Year, as well as the 2012 winner of the Broad Prize for Urban Education.

A versatile leader, Carvalho is also the self-appointed principal of two award-winning schools, the Primary Learning Center and the iPrep Academy, and has served as President of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents.

Carvahlo was recently named by Scholastic Administrator as one of “The Fantastic Five” educators making a difference in America. He has been awarded a number of honorary degrees including a Doctor of Public Service by FIU and has been featured on CNN, NBC, and ABC and in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, District Administration Magazine and The Christian Science Monitor.

The Miami Leadership Dialogues continues its quest.

The Center for Leadership’s annual Miami Leadership Dialogues provide an opportunity for speakers to share their perspectives on the current state of, and future opportunities for the South Florida community. Speakers are recognized community leaders from business, government and civic organizations, who also use the opportunity to field questions from community members.

To register for the event for free please follow the event link provided and save your seat today.

In The Mix: GRAMMY® Festival at Sea Cruise Kick-Off 11/3/14

In The Mix: GRAMMY® Festival at Sea Cruise Kick-Off
Monday, 11/03/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Will Call Miami
700 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

In The Mix: GRAMMY® Festival at Sea Cruise Kick-Off
Featuring a live acoustic performance by 2014 Florida GRAMMY Showcase winner & GRAMMY Festival at Sea: Women Who Rock performer Tayler Buono

Join The Recording Academy® and fellow music community members for a casual networker to celebrate GRAMMY Festival At Sea: Women Who Rock Cruise, departing from Miami the following day. Enjoy drink specials and complimentary hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Will Call Miami.

Free admission for Recording Academy members and anyone who would like to learn about or join The Recording Academy. RSVP to [email protected]

Special thanks to our sponsors: SAE Institute, SESAC, Tampa Hillsborough Film & Digital Media Commission, and Will Call Miami

Photographs of Badges of Courage Dessert Reception & Silent Auction at MANO Fine Art Project Space on 10/23/14

Badges of Courage Dessert Reception & Silent Auction at MANO Fine Art Project Space on Thursday, October 23, 2014.  Badges of Courage Foundation presented a delicious and decadent dessert reception and silent ART auction to benefit breast cancer patients. We enjoy a wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and sample signature desserts from some of Miami’s top confectioneries while bidding on unique Badges of Courage™ created by top Miami artists.

Invited Artists: Aquarela Sabol, Luis Berros, Toa Castellanos, Silvina Castillo, Ileana Collazo, Diana Contreras, Pablo Contrisciani, Debra Cortese, Atena de Jong, Karen Deilke, Eleazar Delgado, EFFIS, ERMAN, Vicente Fabre, Oswald Franco, Sheri A Friedman, Marcy Grosso, Mila Tapperi Hajjar, Jane Harris, Ernesto Kunde, Monique Lassooij, Maura Leonardo, MANO, Tony Mendoza, Odilia Mezquia, Aurora Molina, Mary Pickwell, Lori Pratico, Derek Wilson, Macarena Zilveti.

Desserts by: Bunnie Cakes, Feverish Pops, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Liberty Caffe and Misha’s Cupcakes, Daddy Brew and El Carajo provided the wine. Door prizes courtesy of Azul & Company and The Yellow Canopy.

Badges of Courage Mission: “Badges of Courage Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded to provide assistance to low income women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer and those who are in treatment. Often, these women cannot work during their lengthy treatment and without the possibility of income, cannot afford their basic living expenses. Our goal is to give women tranquility and hope when faced with this disease.”

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Dia De Los Muertos 11/1/14

Dia De Los Muertos
Saturday, 11/01/2014 – 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Miami Children’s Museum
980 Macarthur Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Saturday, November 1st
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Keep the Halloween spirit alive for one more day as we learn all about this fascinating holiday. Learn about the cool traditions and decorate your own sugar skull. Create a skeleton mask, drum along with Drumming for Wellness, and join us in a spooky parade.

Sensory Saturday 11/8/14

Sensory Saturday
Saturday, 11/08/2014 – 09:00 am – 11:00 pm
Miami Children’s Museum
980 Macarthur Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Saturday, November 8th
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Yoga, art, music and other great sensory experiences await you and your child in this special event set aside for children with sensory processing disorders and their families. Lights and sounds will be dimmed to create a comfortable environment for children to explore. Pre-registration is required. Please RSVP to [email protected] or call (305) 373-5437 ext. 126. MCM opens to the public at 11:00 am.


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