Wine Tasting at Lolita’s Kitchen 7/24/13

Wine Tasting at Lolita’s Kitchen
Wednesday, 07/24/2013 – 06:00 pm – 07:30 pm
check_presenter_winedinner_July-page-001Lolita’s Kitchen
2219 N Commerce Parkway,
Weston, Florida 33326
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Cost: $25

Join us for a Wine Tasting at Lolita’s Kitchen. Mix & mingle while enjoying hand selected wines paired with a delicious four course meal.

$25 per person
Stay for dinner and receive 15% off entire check.

Mother’s Day at Lolita’s Kitchen 5/12/13

Mother’s Day at Lolita’s Kitchen
Sunday, 05/12/2013, 01:00 pm –
Lolita’s Kitchen
2219 N. Commerce Pkwy,
Weston, Florida 33326
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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Lolita’s Kitchen in Weston!
Guests will be served a 3-course meal with a glass of Champagne for $34.95 a person.

Happy Hour at Lolita’s Kitchen 5/8/13

Happy Hour at Lolita’s Kitchen
Thursday, 05/08/2013, 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Lolita’s Kitchen
2219 N. Commerce Pkwy,
Weston, Florida 33326
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Stop in for Happy Hour at Lolita’s Kitchen!

Happy Hour is served from 5-7pm Monday-Friday

$5 Margarita, Sangria, Strawberry Champagne, and Caipirinha
$5 Chicken wings, Boneless chicken, Mozzarella in Carozza, and Lolita’s Onion

Photographs by Anthony Jordon of the 11th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival on 11/11/12

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon from 11th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival at Markham Park on Sunday, November 11, 2012.  Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival is the biggest Caribbean Food Festival in the United States.

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon to see more of his work go to his flickr page or his facebook page.

Inaugural Florida BlueGreen Fundraising Event to Benefit Youth Outdoor Programs 11/17/12

Inaugural Florida BlueGreen Fundraising Event to Benefit Youth Outdoor Programs
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, 5–10 p.m.
The Saloon at Alligator Ron’s Green Glades Ranch
Green Glades Ranch
21111 SW 16th Street
Weston, FL 33327

Individual tickets are $150 each. All ticket purchases are a tax deductible donation to the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. Exclusive tables of 10 are available if reservations are made early. Additional donations are welcome.

For more information about the BlueGreen event or to purchase tickets, visit . To become a sponsor, email [email protected]  or call (850) 922-1066.

With goals to continue its ongoing youth outdoor programs to “create the next generation that cares” and establish an annual statewide event to serve Florida’s conservation and youth, the Wildlife Foundation of Florida (WFF) and “Alligator Ron” Bergeron will host the inaugural Florida BlueGreen ( event.

Recent studies show that children are spending more time with technology and much less time outdoors. To empower and encourage children to participate in traditional outdoor recreation such as fishing, archery, hunting, and bird watching, funds raised at the event will benefit the Wildlife Foundation’s Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network ( and several other important youth and conservation initiatives.

The Florida Cracker-style cowboy gala, to be held at the private Everglades ranch of Bergeron, will feature live entertainment, music, a silent auction, authentic Florida Cracker Cowboy barbecue and drinks, prizes and more.

Some of Florida’s most notable wildlife advocates such as Jim Fowler, host of the hit television series Wild Kingdom; Harvey Oyer, author of Charlie Pierce books; Beau Turner of the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center, and Captain Rick Murphy, star of Florida Sportsman’s Adventures will be in attendance. Recording artist Monique McCall will provide entertainment.

One-of-a-kind silent auction items include a fishing trip with Miami Dolphins’ All-Pro lineman and former Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Commissioner Dwight Stephenson, and lunch with Jim Fowler. Items are online and available for bid anytime at

While any donation amount is appreciated, event sponsorship opportunities are available up to $10,000.

Casa Bella Expo 9/18/12

Casa Bella Expo
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 5 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Hotel
250 Racquet club Road
Weston, Fl. 33326

Home, Health and Family Expo.
Free Admission to the public.
Free Samples, giveaways and raffles.
Cash Bar Available.
A Family event, bring your friends and find out what products and
services are available in SouthWest Broward

BACCF Business Card Exchange 3/7/12

BACCF Business Card Exchange
March 7, 2012 – 6pm to 8pm
Citibank – Weston Town Center
1636 Town Center Cir.
Weston, FL 33326


Alligator Ron’s Holiday Hoedown 12/3/11

Alligator Ron’s Holiday Hoedown
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Exclusive VIP Reception 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Main Event 7:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Green Glades Ranch
21111 SW 16 Street
Weston, Florida 33332

Saddle up to the bar and dance the night away.
Live Band, Open Bar, Great BBQ & Much More!
Come dressed in your best western attire!

Benefiting Florida: Mission Everglades

Black Pearl Fashion and Film Gala 11/11/11

Black Pearl Fashion & Film Gala
Nov 11, 2011, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
American InterContinental University
2250 North Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL 33326
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American InterContinental University’s resident fashion and film students present Black Pearl, a fashion & film gala taking place at AIU’s South Florida campus in Weston from 5-8pm on Friday, November 11th. Students from both the fashion and film departments will showcase their creative journey in their struggle to attain that elusive treasure.

This show is FREE and open to the public.

Black Pearl Fashion and Film Event 11/11/11

Black Pearl- Fashion & Film event
November 11, 2011, 5pm-8pm
American Intercontinental University
2250 North Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL 33326

American Intercontinental University’s resident fashion and film students present Black Pearl, a fashion & film gala taking place at AIU’s south campus in Weston from 5-8pm on Friday, November 11th. Students from both fashion and film departments will showcase their creative journey in their struggle to attain that elusive treasure.

Black Pearl, Fashion & Film Gala is an exciting opportunity for students to collaborate and reflect on how fashion and film inspire each other. The show will not only provide students with a great opportunity to develop and showcase their design and production skills, but it will also allow them a great opportunity to be a part of one of South Florida’s premier fashion and film events. Attendees will also get the opportunity to meet and greet the cast and crew under the stars as they showcase the world premiere of Black Pearl.

“This show is an amazing opportunity to show the strength of emerging talent from both AIU’s fashion and film programs. It is also so interesting to watch artists evolve through their own design process…and we get to watch it all unfold on the silver screen… its classic movie magic!” said Ali.

This show is FREE and open to the public.

The event also features (a preview of limited edition artisan clothing, jewelry & handbags that will début the next day at Black Pearl Designer’s Market , Saturday November 12, 10 to 3PM

For additional information or to inquire about VIP seating opportunities, please contact Fashion & Film at American Intercontinental University South Campus at Fashion & [email protected], or call 954-464-6395.

Since 1970, American Intercontinental University has been helping students gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to pursue the next level of their professional development.

Open Discussion: The Role of Latina Executives in the U.S. Workplace 9/20/11

Open Discussion: The Role of Latina Executives in the U.S. Workplace
09/20/2011, 8:30 am – 10:30 a.m.
Weston Health
Broward Health
2300 N. Commerce Parkway
Weston, Florida, 33326

Author and N3 Service Delivery Manager Conchie Fernández will be hosting this month’s Breakfast/Reading/Open Forum sponsored by the NGO “Latino Women Empowering Latino Women” (“Mujeres Latinas Impulsando Mujeres Latinas”). Discussion on the role of Latino executive women in US work environments. Free admission. Broward Health, 2300 N. Commerce Parkway, Weston, Florida, 33326.

Free Admission. RSVP: [email protected] or 786 278 0818

Joining Forces for a Better Health 8/31/11

Wednesday, August 31, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Bonaventure at Weston
250 Racquet Club Rd.
Weston, FL 33326
RSVP Here.

This year’s event theme is the challenge and benefit of fighting Childhood Obesity.

Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. Today, almost one in every three children in our nation is overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and Hispanic communities, where nearly 40% of the children are overweight or obese. If we don’t solve this problem, one third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives. Many others will face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma.

The social benefit of Joining Forces for a Better Health.

SALUD al dia magazine, Joining Forces for a Better Health, 2011 Event aim to:
Be proactive with Let’s Move! which is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Sure, this is an ambitious goal. But with the help of individuals and organizations like you, we can do it.

Deliver the message to families, schools and communities to help kids be more active, eat better and grow up healthy.

Raise public awareness of the need for and benefits of knowing the healthcare organizations around us and the most recent healthcare plans they have available for our community.

Base Paint The Auction– A contemporary Art Auction and Curated Exhibition By Betty Alvarez

BASE PAINT | THE AUCTION is a contemporary art auction event and curated exhibitoin to help raise funds to support the secondary school at L’Athletique D’ Haiti where Base Paint tent will be installed.

On May 25, Ideobox Artspace, SaludArte Foundation, Fundación Manos del Sur, Step by Step Foundation, and Curators Antuan & Tanya Brillembourg joined forces as they prepared for Base Paint | The Auction event to benefit the Base Paint Project. The tents have arrived in Haiti and will be installed this summer as part of a secondary school on the property of L’Athletique d’Haiti. The funds raised helped to finance the new school’s operational costs and ensure the continuation of the work that was begun with the Base Paint Tents.

Base Paint | The Auction featured over 45 artists that have generously donated works of art to help raise these funds. For a list of artists and auction pieces, visit On hand to set the vibe was famed band Miami City Mix and later in the evening DJ Umber Bandi-Ville was mixing beats. Artist Leni Ibarguengoytia unveiled her event installation on crate boxes which will act as lounge areas. Bacardi cocktails were served to quench the thirst of those who savored Diego’s Andalucia Tapas & Deli’s paella and Zucchero Ristorante Bistro’s hors d’oeuvres. Robert Duval, founder of L’Athletique d’Haiti, was at the auction to announce a special thank you to everyone who participated in the project including the artists, sponsors and volunteers. For more information on the foundation, visit

The artwork will be on view at Ideobox Artspace until June 30, 2011 on Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Saturdays by appointment. For appointments, please contact Alexandra Gauthier at 305.576.9878 or a[email protected].

Photographs by Betty Alvarez copyright 2011

John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off 11/13/10

John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off
Saturday, November 13, 2010, 11am-4pm
Waterways Shoppes of Weston
Waterway Shoppes of Weston
2274 Weston Road
Weston, FL 33326
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John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off will host 12 legendary Miami Dolphins teamed with 12 of the top chefs in Broward County. The teams will compete with their own special grilling recipes before discriminating fans who eat, drink and vote! A $56 ticket will get you one of the best Saturday afternoons of great food, wine, celebrity and entertainment. This event is exclusive to selling 1000 tickets only, click website link to purchase tickets.

The impressive starting line-up of Top Chefs and legendary Miami Dolphins are:
#11 Jim “Crash” Jensen (Legendary Utility Man) and Chris Capron of China Grill
#22 Tony Nathan (Legendary RB) and Ron Duprat of Latitudes
#23 Patrick Surtain (Pro-Bowl CB) and Mark Militello of Trina
#25 Louis Oliver (Pro-Bowl S) and David Hackett of Hollywood Prime
#29 Sam Madison (Pro-Bowl CB) and Angelo Elia of Casa D’Angelo
#40 Dick Anderson (Wall-of-Fame 2x Super Bowl Champion DB) and Oliver Saucy of Café Maxx
#54 Zach Thomas (Pro Bowl LB) and Dean Max of 3030 Ocean
#57 Dwight Stephenson (HOF C) and Johnny Vinczencz of Johnny V’s
#66 Larry Little (HOF 2x Super Bowl Champion G) and Peter Boulukus of YOLO
#69 Keith Sims (Pro-Bowl G) and Marcello Sindoni of Il Toscano
#80 Joe Rose (Radio and TV Personality TE) and Jason Smith of Steak 954
#85 Mark Duper (Wall-of-Fame WR) and Marco Vico of Café Vico

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Climbing the Ladder of Success in 2010 AIU South Florida Celebrates Black History Month 2/13-25/10

What: Climbing the Ladder of Success in 2010
AIU South Florida Celebrates Black History Month

When: February 13, 2010
How to Start Your Own Business in 2010
12 p.m. – Room 114

February 18, 2010
Dress for Success: Men
5:30 p.m. – Room 114

February 24, 2010
Dress for Success: Women
5:30 p.m. – Room 114

February 25, 2010
Dress for Success: Women
11:30 a.m. – Room 114

Why: AIU South Florida is celebrating Black History Month with a series of events that strive to equip students and the community at large with the skills needed to pursue success in the business world.

Join AIU business instructors David Kalicharan and John Kennedy Achille as they unveil best practices for starting a small business in 2010. Male and female “Dress for Success” workshops will be taught by AIU fashion marketing and design instructors who will share tips for dressing professionally to help get ahead in today’s competitive environment.

Where: American InterContinental University
2250 N. Commerce Parkway
Weston, Fla., 33326

Register: All events are complimentary and open to the public. To register please call or e-mail LaTrista Funches at 954-446-6182 or [email protected]

Nouveaux Fashion Show proceeds for Breast Cancer Foundation 5/8/09


What: Nouveaux Fashion Show ’09
Presented by American Intercontinental University South Florida

When: Friday, May 8, 2009 at 7 PM ET

Where: Hyatt Regency Bonaventure
250 Racquet Club Rd
Weston, FL

Why: The event will showcase the latest spring fashions, as designed by AIU South Florida students. The Nouveaux theme will permeate throughout the show, which will focus on modern and fresh spring looks.

As AIU is dedicated to women, helping them grow personally and professionally, and empowering them, all event proceeds will benefit the locally funded Woman2Woman Breast Cancer Foundation, which was founded by Jacquelyn Gray, an AIU alum and breast cancer survivor. Woman2Woman offers low-cost or free mammograms and helps educate women on the importance of having mammograms and anything else pertaining to breast health issues. To learn more about the organization, visit

Additionally, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz recently spoke at AIU South Florida during Women’s History Month, shortly after announcing her personal fight with breast cancer. Congresswoman Schultz discussed her EARLY Act legislation that will bring into the spotlight breast cancer risks facing young women under the age of 40 and empower them with the tools they need to prevent and fight the deadly disease.

Cost: $10 admission
*100% of the proceeds will benefit Woman2Woman Breast Cancer Foundation

For more information about the Nouveaux Fashion Show, please call 954.446.6100. To RSVP, email [email protected]