Drink Pink at Circle House Coffee Oakland Park Grand Opening Benefiting Florida Breast Cancer Foundation 10/30/21

Drink Pink at Circle House Coffee Oakland Park Grand Opening Benefiting Florida Breast Cancer Foundation
Saturday, 10/30/2021-, 04:00 pm-08:00 pm
Circle House Coffee
119 W OAKLAND PARK BLVD.,
WILTON MANORS, Florida, 33311
Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join retired NFL linebacker, Stephen Tulloch, founder of Circle House Coffee on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 for the grand opening of their new location in Oakland Park!

Circle House Coffee, in collaboration with the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, will be kicking off the launch of their new location with a community block party and fundraising initiative from 4pm to 8pm. This family-friendly event will feature games, balloon animals, food trucks, and fun beats by a live DJ. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation will also be present with educational materials promoting awareness of breast cancer. Guests can support the fundraiser by purchasing exclusive, pink t-shirts designed by Circle House Coffee. The first 200 guests will receive a special gift bag and proceeds from t-shirt sales will benefit the Foundation. This event is free and open to the public.

Diversity Honors, Exclusively Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood 10/9/21

Diversity Honors, Exclusively Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Saturday, 10/09/2021-, 07:00 pm-
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida, 33314
Website
Cost: $250 per person (plus a service fee); Virtual option available

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Diversity Honors, the globally renowned celebration that benefits Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park, exclusively hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, will return on Saturday, October 9, at 7 p.m. to recognize those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness. This year’s significant event that will coincide with LGBT+ History Month will honor stage and screen acting legend and philanthropist Julie Newmar (Catwoman, “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar”) with the DMK Harvey Milk Foundation ICON Award, social influencer Brian Christopher with the Harvey Milk Foundation Visibility Medal, Lithuanian filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas with the Harvey Milk Foundation LGBTQ Champion Award and Visit Lauderdale with the Alan Schubert Award. Receiving the prestigious Diversity Honors awards are Director of Transgender Equality for Equality Florida Action, Inc. Gina Duncan, attorney and activist Shenika “Nik” Harris, Executive Director for Legal Aid Service of Broward County Anthony J. Karrat and entrepreneur Linda Rae.

The celebratory evening will include an elegant cocktail reception featuring a balloon pop and a raffle of luxury items followed by a seated dinner with an open bar, the awards presentation and live entertainment by Company B (“Fascinated”). The special event will be emceed by Jacey Birch, WPLG news anchor, with awards presented by Stuart Milk as the co-founder and board president of the Harvey Milk Foundation. Mandatory COVID-19 rapid testing begins at 4 p.m.

The event is a collaborative effort that will continue to keep South Florida on the international stage of LGBT+ rights and activism in honor of Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States who was assassinated shortly after winning a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. This year marks the 43rd anniversary of Harvey Milk’s historic service.

Diversity Honors is exclusively hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, home of the world’s first Guitar Hotel, with Platinum Sponsor DMK – Danne Montague-King.

Additional sponsors are Stoli Vodka, Juniper Gin, Macy’s, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Ludwig Framemakers, South Florida Gay News, OutClique magazine, HotSpots Media Group. WPLG Local 10, Truist, AHF – AIDS Healthcare Foundation, BHG – Bankers Healthcare Group, FREE – Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

Tickets are $250 per person, plus a service fee, for the cocktail chic event. A virtual experience is available for the same price complete with a basket delivery from Red Chair Catering. To reserve tickets or for event details and Covid-19 safety guidelines, please visit www.DiversityHonors.org.

FPL’s Savings to Sing About Trivia Game 9/20/21

FPL’s Savings to Sing About Trivia Game
Sunday, 09/20/2021-11/15/2021, 12:00 am-12:00 am

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

FPL’s Savings to Sing About Trivia Game

Play FPL’s “Savings to Sing About” game, a new music-themed trivia game, and learn how to save money with the new all-in-one energy-savings online tool – the FPL Energy Manager. Up to 500 top players will win a smart thermostat for their home or a 3-month subscription to a music streaming service.

Customers can play and watch surprise Cameo video messages from well-known musicians – such as Kenny G, Mark McGrath, Chaka Khan, Mya, Melissa Etheridge, Lisa Loeb and Johnny Van Zant from Lynyrd Skynyrd – offering energy-savings trivia and helping spread the word about FPL’s free Energy Manager which allows customers to view the when, where and how of their home’s energy use and adjust accordingly to rake in the savings.

FPL customers who are up for the challenge and want a chance to score a prize can visit FPLSingYourSavings.com now through Nov. 2 to start finding savings they can sing about.

WHEN: Now through November 2, 2021
WHERE / URL: FPLSingYourSavings.com

COST: Free

Par For The Paws 2021 10/23/21

Par For The Paws 2021
Saturday, 10/23/2021-, 11:30 am-08:00 pm
Pembroke Lakes Golf Club
10500 Taft Street, 10500 Taft Street,
Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33026
Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Wonder Paws Pet Rescue is excited to host their first annual, charity golf tournament FUN-raiser, Par For The Paws 2021, where a hole-in-one could win you a brand new Tesla driving machine! Wonder Paws Pet Rescue is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of dogs/puppies and cats/kittens in the South Florida community. Wonder Paws Pet Rescue invites you to take part in their “Par For The Paws” on Saturday, October 23rd, at the Pembroke Lakes Golf Club. Registration for golfers begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun scramble at 1 p.m., and ending the day with a celebratory banquet at 5 p.m. All of the proceeds raised will go to help Wonder Paws rescue abandoned pets and find adopters who will provide loving homes. You can help give a voice to abandoned, orphaned, abused, and forgotten animals. To support the success of Par for the Paws, you are invited to attend the event and play golf and/or attend the banquet, participate in the raffle/silent auction or donate to our raffle and/or silent auction. Any donations, gift certificates, raffle or silent auction items, underwriting or monetary contributions are greatly appreciated. All donations are tax deductible. They are also offering great package deals for guests to get a group together and attend! The “GREAT DANE” package ($2,000) includes 8 golfers, 8 banquet guests, 80 raffle tickets and one hole and one cart sponsor. The “BOXER” package ($1,500) includes 8 golfers, 8 banquet guests and 20 raffle tickets, and the “BULLDOG” package ($1,000) includes 4 golfers, 4 banquet guests and one hole sponsor. Don’t golf? Then the “Party Animals” package ($750) is for you with a reserved banquet table for 8 guests. You may visit the Wonder Paws Rescue website to register for the event, make a donation or for more information about the organization.

Eat Your Heart Out 10/7/21

Eat Your Heart Out
Thursday, 10/07/2021-, 06:00 pm-08:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Tickets are $150 per person and include complimentary valet parking

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

“Eat Your Heart Out,” Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun”raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations, celebrity servers, entertainment and a silent auction returns to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, October 7, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. This year’s highly anticipated event that benefits the Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children, will honor the Moss Foundation as Child Advocate of the Year 2021.

Arlene Borenstein of the South Florida SunSentinel’s “Let’s Go South Florida,” an arts, culture and culinary lovers feature series, will host this year’s social occasion which will feature an impressive roster of dining venues that will spice-up the event in support of Heart Gallery. Restaurants providing guests with a dazzling array of epicurean bites include Andy’s Live Fire Grill + Bar, Anthony’s Runway 84, Boatyard, The Capital Grille, Cooper’s Hawk Restaurants & Winery, Culinary Republic, Dunkin’, Eddie V’s, Funky Buddha Brewery, Lips Fort Lauderdale, MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, Press & Grind Café, Riverside Market and Café, Seasons 52, Sicilian Oven, Tarpon River Brewing and Takato.

Moss Foundation will receive Heart Gallery’s Child Advocate of the Year award as dedicated to assisting other charitable organizations throughout the nation under the leadership of President Chad Moss. Created by Moss & Associates, a national privately held construction firm headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the foundation prides itself in giving back to communities and enhancing surrounding areas. Moss Foundation has made an impact on local not for profit organizations such as Arc Broward, Broward Public Library Foundation, HANDY, Jack & Jill Children’s Center and others.

Heart Gallery of Broward County launched in 2007 as a traveling photography exhibit of foster children who were waiting to be permanently adopted and has evolved to work closely with ChildNet and local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. Now in its 8th year, this event, the largest and most successful fundraiser that the organization hosts, benefits not only the children, family and partner organizations it serves, but the whole community.

Event sponsors include the Advanced Roofing, Band of Brothers – Christian Foundation, XOJET, Burdette Beckmann Inc., City & Shore magazine, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Holland & Knight, Hudson Family Foundation, KO Lawyers, Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, Leo Goodwin Foundation, Moss Foundation, OutClique magazine, Related Group, Shady Vodka, Toothaker.org and Walter Duke + Partners.

Tickets are $150 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets are available by visiting heartgalleryofbroward.org/products/eat-your-heart-out. For sponsor opportunities or more details, call (954) 918-3008.

Gulfstream Park Village Partners with OneBlood to Host Monthly Blood Drives 9/18/21

Gulfstream Park Village Partners with OneBlood to Host Monthly Blood Drives
Saturday, 09/18/2021-, 12:00 pm-07:00 pm
Gulfstream Park Village
901 S. Federal Hwy,
Hallandale Beach, Florida, 33009
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

What/Who:
Time to donate! In association with OneBlood, Gulfstream Park Village, South Florida’s premier entertainment destination, is offering an opportunity to make a difference with monthly blood drives. OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood to more than 200 hospital partners and their patients.

All donors will receive a FREE OneBlood Cancer Awareness T-Shirt, Socks, and a $20 eGift Card! Plus, a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening! For more information or to make an appointment, click here and use the sponsor code 4940.

When:
• Saturday, September 18, 12-7 p.m.
• Saturday, October 16, 12-7 p.m.
• Saturday, November 20, 12-7 p.m.
• Saturday, December 18, 12-7 p.m.

Where:
Gulfstream Park Village (Pottery Barn Parking Lot)
901 S. Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
954-454-7000

Cost:
FREE

How:
Visit oneblood.org/donate-now/ for more information.

Dining Out for a Cause at Agave Bandido 9/8/21

Dining Out for a Cause at Agave Bandido
Wednesday, 09/08/2021-09/09/2021, 11:30 am-01:00 am
Agave Bandido
14531 SW 5th Street,
Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33027
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Agave Bandido, Pembroke Pines’ Mexican kitchen and tequila bar, invites you to join them on Wednesday, September 8th to give back to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County! Agave has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters to help #KeepKidsConnected, and will be donating 20% of all proceeds from the entire day to the organization. Come on by and indulge in some of Agave’s signature contemporary cuisine and vibrant cocktails, and support this great organization. Agave Bandido features an open kitchen and the first ever illustrated wall mural in the city. Beautifully designed, the alluring and charismatic atmosphere runs seamlessly into the dramatic outside bar, allowing diners to enjoy open-air dining throughout the restaurant’s polished, sophisticated setting. Agave provides authentic creations designed to satisfy the palate, perfect for dinner, a spirited night out or happy hour.

Celebrate Negroni Week at Pisco y Nazca Doral 9/13/21

Celebrate Negroni Week at Pisco y Nazca Doral
Monday, 09/13/2021-09/19/2021, 11:30 am-10:00 pm
Pisco y Nazca Doral
8551 NW 53rd St Doral,
Doral, Florida, 33166
Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

This year, Negroni Week, known for raising money for multiple charitable causes, will be taking place from September 13th through the 19th at multiple bars and restaurants.
Pisco y Nazca Doral is proud to be participating in this year’s charitable event and be donating $1 from each Negroni sold to CORE, a national non-profit known as ‘Children Of Restaurant Employees’. This organization is in charge of providing financial relief to f&b operations employees with children when either or have a health crisis, injury, death, or natural disaster.
some other Negroni specials one might also be able to sip on at Pisco y Nazca include the Smoky Negroni (prepped with mezcal, campari, martini & rossi sweet vermouth and caramelized orange) and the Bianco Negroni (prepped with Bombay dry gin, campari, cinzano bianco vermouth, and caramelized orange).

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Presents We Are Family (Dedicated to the memory of Jim Fahy) 9/18/21

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Presents We Are Family (Dedicated to the memory of Jim Fahy)
Saturday, 09/18/2021-, 08:00 pm-
United Church of Christ
2501 NE 30th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33306
Website
Cost: $25 – $40 VIP

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

In a triumphant return to lift South Florida voices and spirits in harmony this fall, the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC) will present “We Are Family (Dedicated to the memory of Jim Fahy),” on Saturday, September 18, at 8 p.m. at United Church of Christ (2501 NE 30th Street in Fort Lauderdale). The inspirational and entertaining live evening will include selections from Bette Midler, Leonard Cohen and the smash Broadway show, Kinky Boots.

General admission tickets for the “We Are Family” tribute concert are $25; VIP tickets in the first five rows with priority seating are priced at $40, plus a small service fee, and are available online at https://fortlauderdalegaymenschorus.org or by calling (954) 832-0060.

Funding for the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Sponsors include The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

About Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC)
Celebrating more than 35 years of performing, the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC) has strived to build community through quality musical performances. Its civic engagement promotes a world which accepts and values diversity. Led by founding director Dr. Gary Keating, the FTLGMC was the first established gay arts organization in the State of Florida and has gained respect and admiration from both gay and straight audiences. For more information about the FTLGMC, please call (954) 832-0060 or visit us online at Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, on Facebook at facebook.com/theftlgmc and on YouTube.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Broward 10/23/21

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Broward
Saturday, 10/23/2021-, 08:00 am-
Huizenga Park
32 E Las Olas Blvd,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® (MSABC) presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood is holding their Making Strides Walk on October 23, 2021, at Huizenga Plaza in Ft. Lauderdale. Making Strides has united communities, companies, and individuals across the country in the fight to end breast cancer for more than two decades. Michele Alter, a 21-year breast cancer survivor and Brittany Zinn, both with the Craig Zinn Automotive Group, are this year’ co-chairs. The two are determined to make this a successful fundraiser. Organizers want everyone to know that even if a person cannot attend in person, the success of this event will depend on enthusiastic individuals who commit to raise funds, in addition to generous donors who will support those participants. The in-person event will keep federal, state, and local health guidelines in mind. As the fall season approaches, event-based decisions may be made to best meet the health and safety needs of everyone involved.

In 2020, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Broward conducted a drive-thru with 174 teams. The event benefited from the support of more than 1,000 participants, local businesses, and organizations, representing various industries. It ranked #1 in the State of Florida with a fundraising revenue of $429,000, and 7th overall of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events in the US. The money raised went to breast cancer research and programs geared towards both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society journal, a Cancer Journal for Clinicians, there will be an estimated 1.9 million new cancer cases diagnosed in 2021 and 608,570 cancer deaths in the United States. That number may be higher given the COVID spike. It’s believed that people with active cancer may be more susceptible to COVID-19, because of their impaired immune system. That’s why the American Cancer Society® Fort Lauderdale wants people to start fundraising between now and October. People can fuel the fight against breast cancer by downloading the American Cancer Society FUNdraising App to their phones. This will allow people to register for the October event and begin asking

To register, go to www.MakingStridesWalk.org/BrowardFL to join the walk by signing up as an individual or team. Be sure to download the app to your phone and link the dashboard to Facebook. Fun Fact: Those that connect their fundraiser to FB, raise seven times more money.

To learn more about the Making Strides of Broward Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino-Hollywood or for other information, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.MakingStridesWalk.org/BrowardFL. To contact your local American Cancer Society representative, please reach out to Trudy Spence at Trudy.spence@cancer.org or 954-331-3368, Monday through Friday during standard business hours. For the latest info, be sure to follow @BrowardMSABC on Facebook, @BrowardStrides on Instagram, @AmericanCancer on Twitter, and @BreastCancer on YouTube. Hashtags: #browardstrides, #MSABCbroward, #MakingStrides, #MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer, #CancerSurvivor, #FundtheFuture.

Race to Breakthrough – 5k Virtual Race 9/4/21

Race to Breakthrough – 5k Virtual Race
Saturday, 09/04/2021-, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
Website
Cost: 30

On this, our 30th year, students are once again leading the way to make more breakthroughs happen. Get ready to join us virtually and bring us your 30s! Register to run, walk, cycle – any activity of your choice measured in increments of 30. Invite your friends, and create your teams as we make our way to many more Breakthroughs! Follow us on our social channels and stay tuned throughout the month as we share exciting new details about this year’s race, including tips on how to prepare yourself for race day! 🚴

Meet Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Chef Stephen Puhr In-person During Cooking with The Galleria LIVE – A Benefit for Heart Gallery of Broward County 8/28/21

Meet Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Chef Stephen Puhr In-person During Cooking with The Galleria LIVE – A Benefit for Heart Gallery of Broward County
Saturday, 08/28/2021-, 02:00 pm-04:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $20 per person; space is limited for this special benefit

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Cooking with The Galleria LIVE returns with an opportunity to meet Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants’ Chef and Senior Area Culinary Operations Manager Stephen Puhr on Saturday, August 28, at 2 p.m. This special culinary experience will benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children.

A limited audience will take their gourmet cooking skills to the next level as Chef Puhr prepares Classic Tomato Bruschetta, Gnocchi Carbonara and Cooper’s Hawk Berry Crisp. Then, attendees will sample this delicious trio while receiving tips on the perfect wine pairings.

For the past year, hundreds of thousands have enjoyed engaging cooking demonstrations virtually, as part of Cooking with The Galleria’s free online series. The Galleria has provided educational and spirited culinary tutorials about how to prepare and serve delicious dishes including Filet Medallions and Parmesan Crusted Lobster Tails, Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Chilean Sea Bass, Gruyere French Omelette, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Seafood Paella, Shrimp and Grits and Carne Asada Fajitas. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Tickets are $20 per person and space is limited for this special edition of Cooking with The Galleria LIVE. Guests may register at https://bit.ly/MeetChefStephenPuhr.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. It continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is open, as well.

For additional upcoming events and information about Cooking with The Galleria LIVE or The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

5th Annual Imagine Miami Fundraiser 9/29/21

5th Annual Imagine Miami Fundraiser
Wednesday, 09/29/2021-, 05:30 pm-08:00 pm
Casa Florida
437 SW 2nd Street,
Miami, Florida, 33130
Website
Cost: $150

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Imagine Miami is Catalyst Miami’s annual fundraising event, and one of the most fun events of the year! You are invited to join new and old friends for a cocktail party at Casa Florida on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Casa Florida is a stylish bar with mostly outdoor spaces, tropical greenery, and Florida vintage décor. It will provide a beautiful backdrop for this fundraiser in which Dr. Cheryl Holder will be honored with the 2021 Community Catalyst Award. The event will feature a special celebrity appearance by actor/activist Mark Ruffalo, networking with past honorees, and stories of Catalyst Miami clients and program graduates. Guests will enjoy a raffle, wine surprise wall, photo booth, and other fun interactive moments. The funds raised from this event help us provide all our programs and services at no cost to thousands of low-wealth individuals and families across Miami-Dade County each year.

The 2021 Community Catalyst Award honoree, Dr. Cheryl L. Holder, is a nationally renowned champion for health equity and climate justice. A Fellow in the American College of Physicians, she has dedicated her medical career to serving underserved populations. She has served as a National Health Service Corp Scholar, Medical Director of one of Miami’s largest community health centers, and participated in NIH and CDC health advisory and programmatic review panels. Since 2009, as faculty at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, she focuses on teaching the impact of social determinants of health on health outcomes, addressing diversity in health professions through pipeline programs, increasing awareness of HIV prevention and health impact of climate change. Dr. Holder also serves in many leadership roles in several other medical and climate change-focused organizations, including Co-Chair of Florida Clinicians for Climate Action. Most recently, TED Talk selected her 2020 “The link between climate change, health and poverty” as one of 25, Editor’s Pick.

For those who are not ready to meet in person, join us for a second day of celebration virtually on Thursday, September 30th, 2021 for “Dr. Cheryl Holder Day”! All day long, we’ll be highlighting Dr. Holder’s impactful work on Catalyst Miami social media channels. You can follow along on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter: @catalystmiami.

The Presenting Sponsor for this event is JPMorgan Chase & Co. Thank you to the following sponsors for all their support in making this year’s event a reality: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Weil, Bradesco BAC Florida Bank, Baptist Health, Shutts, Green Family Foundation, DLF Attorneys, Dr. Loretta, BankUnited, The AOinsight Group, Joaquin Dulitzky & Alliance Bernstein, Northern Trust, Charmel Maynard, Avra Jain, the Jain & Lagoa Foundation at The Miami Foundation.

Your ticket purchase will support our work to provide paths to economic mobility, create community-led change, and more. To learn more about how you can attend, sponsor, or participate in this event, visit: bit.ly/imaginemiami5

The Pink Walk 9/26/21

The Pink Walk
Sunday, 09/26/2021-, 06:00 am-10:00 am
Miami Dade College – North Campus
11380 NW 27th Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33167
Website
Cost: $25.00

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative 5th Annual Pink Walk brings extra energy this year with a 5K Run and Walk at Miami-Dade College – North Campus.

Leading into Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Pink Walk 2021 invites women, men, and families throughout the community to raise funds for breast cancer disease prevention and early detection.

If you are already a runner, walker, or jogger, you can help save and change lives at the same time! Join WBHI to help our community beat the odds of breast cancer through disease prevention and early detection, one step at a time!

Supporters of the WBHI 5th Annual Pink Walk can also participate virtually with 5K Run and Walk around their neighborhood, or at the park, beach, or other convenient location.

All are invited to spread the word among friends, family, and the community at large, while challenging three other people to join in. Participants are also empowered to play an active role in helping to save and change lives through personal sponsors and raise a minimum of $50.

The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative— a leader in disease prevention & early detection helps change and save saves lives by providing at-risk women with early detection, health education, care coordination and patient navigation.

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s “Stuff the Bus” School Supplies Drive at Walmart 8/6/21

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s “Stuff the Bus” School Supplies Drive
Friday, 08/06/2021-08/08/2021, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
The Salvation Army of Broward County
1445 W. Broward Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost:

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

With children returning to the classroom after the pandemic, school supplies will be critical to helping them prepare and succeed. The Salvation Army of Broward County is partnering with Walmart, once again, to “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies to help underserved children in Broward County. The drive will take place from Friday, August 6, through Sunday, August 8, and will offer generous supporters several ways to donate – via Walmart’s online registry, through the organization’s secure donation portal and via drop-offs. All supplies will be distributed to school-aged children in need in Broward County just in time for the start of the new school year on Wednesday, August 18.

The Salvation Army of Broward County is currently seeking a variety of supplies including pencils, pens, calculators, paper, folders, spiral notebooks, binders, colored markers, glue sticks and more.

Individuals and businesses seeking to donate to The Salvation Army of Broward County’s “Stuff the Bus” Virtual School Supplies Drive may purchase items securely through https://tinyurl.com/StuffTheBus2021 or visit the following Walmart locations to shop and drop-off:

• 4700 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City, FL 33330
• 301 State Road 7, Hollywood, FL 33023
• 6001 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33076

Monetary donations can be made directly via The Salvation Army’s secure website at https://give.salvationarmyflorida.org/browardschoolsupplies.

Supplies may also be shipped to or dropped-off through August 15 at The Salvation Army of Broward County headquarters at 1445 W. Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.

Walmart and The Salvation Army have partnered for more than 30 years to meet community needs through a range of social services, helping individuals and families overcome poverty and economic hardships. In addition to its school supplies drive, The Salvation Army of Broward County is feeding thousands of residents-in-need through its Food Pantry. Each Thursday, trusted Army experts provide non-perishable items and other pantry goods to more hundreds of underserved families. The organization also provides meals-to-go services for the homeless, its residents and other impoverished individuals.

For more information, contact Robert Beasley, The Salvation Army of Broward County, at (954) 712-2480 or via email at Robert.beasley@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Hemingway Day at FREEHOLD Miami 7/22/21

Hemingway Day at FREEHOLD Miami
Thursday, 07/22/2021-, 06:00 pm-
FREEHOLD Miami
2219 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

FREEHOLD Miami is hosting its annual Hemingway Day on Thursday, July 22. The event celebrates Ernest Hemingway’s birthday with live music, salsa dancing, DJs, cigar rolling and casino games.

Transforming FREEHOLD Miami into Old Havana to honor the legendary author, the venue will serve up classic Cuban cuisine and lively libations to celebrate Papa Hemingway accordingly. In support of those directly impacted by the recent events in Cuba, FREEHOLD Hospitality’s fourth annual Hemingway Day will benefit The Center For A Free Cuba, a 501c3 not-for-profit charity whose mission is “to promote a peaceful transition to a Cuba that respects human rights and political and economic freedoms.” Havana Rum Club has further sponsored the event, donating all proceeds from each FREEHOLD location (Miami, Brooklyn and Union Square).

Doors open at 6pm and reservations are recommended.

Meet Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo In-person at a Cooking with The Galleria Live Benefit for Heart Gallery of Broward County 7/31/21

Meet Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo In-person at a Cooking with The Galleria Live Benefit for Heart Gallery of Broward County
Saturday, 07/31/2021-, 02:00 pm-03:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $20

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

For the past year, hundreds of thousands have enjoyed Seasons 52 Chef Elvis Bravo’s engaging cooking demonstrations virtually, as part of Cooking with The Galleria’s free online series. Now, Seasons 52 is offering a limited opportunity to meet Chef Bravo in-person on Saturday, July 31, at 2 p.m., at a special culinary experience to benefit the Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children.

Chef Bravo will be cooking a few summer BBQ ideas – quick and craveable recipes that you can whip-up at home including Melon Basil Burrata Salad With Crispy Prosciutto, Signature Blackened Mahi Fish Tacos with Mango Pineapple Salsa and No Bake Lemon Blueberry Icebox Cake.

Through Cooking with The Galleria, Chef Bravo has provided educational and spirited culinary tutorials about how to prepare and serve delicious dishes including Caramelized Grilled Sea Scallops, Bone-in, Dry-rubbed Pork Chop, Chilean Sea Bass, Gruyere French Omelette, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Seafood Paella, Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi, Shrimp and Grits and Carne Asada Fajitas. These archived recorded livestream demonstrations can be found at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale.

Tickets are $20 per person and space is limited for this special benefit edition of Cooking with The Galleria LIVE. Guests may register at https://bit.ly/MeetChefElvisBravo.

The Heart Gallery of Broward County will also partner with The Galleria for the return of “Eat Your Heart Out,” Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun”raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations, celebrity servers, live entertainment and a silent auction. “Eat Your Heart Out” will take place on Thursday, October 7, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at The Galleria. Tickets are $150 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets are on sale, now, at www.heartgalleryofbroward.org.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. It continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines.

Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants and P.F. Chang’s are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is open, as well.

For additional upcoming events and information about Cooking with The Galleria LIVE or The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.

The Future is Inclusive PRIDE Celebration 6/17/21

The Future is Inclusive PRIDE Celebration
Thursday, 06/17/2021-06/17/2021, 08:30 pm-11:30 pm
THE OASIS
2335 North Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Mad As Hell People Magazine Partners with The Phluid Project and Unity Coalition for Celebration of LGBTQIA+ Community in Miami

PRIDE Celebration Hosted by Karla Croqueta | Thursday, June 17th at 8:30pm | The Oasis Wynwood

All Proceeds of the Event to Benefit Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida

Events Are Open to the Public With RSVP to madashellpeople@gmail.com

Mad As Hell People Magazine in collaboration with The Phluid Project are celebrating Pride Month with a series of events titled “The Future is Inclusive.”

The celebration starts on Tuesday, June 15th with the Miami Pop-Up of The Phluid Project and the historic release of their PRIDE 21 apparel and accessory collections which will be available in over 5000 retailers nationwide including Nordstrom, Macy’s, Saks Fifth OFF, and Target. The Phluid Project is Rob Smith’s response to the growing need to bend and break the barriers of gender. It provides a shopping experience focused on selling genderless apparel and empowering individuals to express themselves freely and with authenticity. The pop-up will be located inside Maison Marie Saint Pierre, 367 NE 61st St, Miami FL 33137 through Friday, June 18th.

On Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 5pm Maison Marie Saint Pierre, will host a cocktail party followed by a Diversity Speaker Panel at 6pm featuring Special Guest Panelist Rob Smith of the Phluid Project, to discuss how retailers and designers are embracing all things LGBTQ+ in store merchandising, gender fluid fashion and year round dedicated floor space to this demographic. Additional panelists from the worlds of Fashion, Design, Retail and Media will include Monica Trasandes, Hispanic Media Director, GLAAD; Asanyah Davidson, Chairperson, Fashion Educator and Designer, Miami Dade Fashion Institute; Marie St. Pierre, Owner and Designer, Maison Marie Saint Pierre; Laurie Weisberg, Chief Operating Officer, Creatd and Vocal; Alessandra Gold, Co-Founder and Creative Director for Mad As Hell People, De-Risk, and Global brand Kruzin Footwear, The event will be moderated by Herb Sosa, LGBQ+ Community Leader, former corporate retail designer, and President and CEO of Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida.

The discussion is open to the public when they RSVP to madashellpeople@gmail.com. Proceeds will benefit Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida’s (UC|CU) UnityLEADS program, as well as UC|CU’s MicroGIVING Incubator Fund – offering monetary and mentorship incentives for continued education, support, community building, vision and start-ups.

The party continues at 8:30pm at the Oasis Wynwood, 2335 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127, with a PRIDE Celebration hosted by Ultimate Miami Drag Queen, Karla Croqueta with music by Keanu Orange and GAMI. The evening will include performances by Lady Paraiso, Dang-Ho Yu Sicknin, Viola Putz, Opal Am Rah, Sensitive Black Hottie, Yoko Osu, and FKA Twink.

The night will also mark the launch of Mad As Hell People Magazine’s inaugural issue which commemorates 52 years of the Stonewall Pride movement (1969-2021) by featuring 52 amazing people from Miami’s local LGBTQIA+ community and showcasing the achievements of the Gay Liberation movement.

The Future is Inclusive PRIDE Programming

June 15, 2021 at 11 AM-5PM: Miami Pop Up of The Phluid Project (Ends Friday, June 18th)

June 17, 2021 at 5PM – 7PM: Cocktail Party and Diversity Speaker Panel Featuring Rob Smith of the Phluid Project, moderated by Herb Sosa.

June 17, 2021 at 8:30PM: PRIDE Celebration hosted by Karla Croqueta and Launch of Mad As Hell People Magazine featuring 52 icons of Miami’s local LGBTQIA+ Community.

All Events are Open to the Public when they RSVP to madashellpeople@gmail.com

For more information visit https://www.madashellpeople.com/

Sponsors for The Future is Inclusive Events include Vocal, Color The Future Smirnoff, De-Risk Agency, The Phluid Project, Mad As Hell People, Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida’s, GSA House, Maison Marie Saint Pierre, Oasis Wynwood, GSA House, Miami Fashion Institute at Miami Dade College.

For private donations and sponsorship packages email alederisk@gmail.com

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Kettle Krush 5K presented by PwC 7/24/21

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Kettle Krush 5K presented by PwC
Saturday, 07/24/2021-, 07:00 am-10:00 am
Quiet Waters Park
401 Powerline Road,
Deerfield Beach, Florida, 33442
Website
Cost: Registration is $10 for kids (ages 2 – 8), $25 per participant (18 and under) and $30 for registrants (19 and over). Team registration is $20 per person for teams of five or more.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Don your favorite Christmas attire and run, walk or roll to “krush” poverty and homelessness at The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Kettle Krush 5K presented by PwC set for July 24 at 7 a.m. at Quiet Waters Park (401 Powerline Road in Deerfield Beach). WPLG Local 10 SoFlo Health’s Hunter Franqui will serve as the special guest host for the fourth annual event. An option for those (both in the region and beyond) who wish to participate virtually at home is also available. This all-ages event is designed to raise awareness and funds for families in need. Registration is open, now, at https://tinyurl.com/KettleKrush2021.

The Salvation Army serves over 50,000 Broward County residents, every year, and more than 70% of its funding comes directly from the community – individuals, groups and businesses.

The race is named after The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettles which are staffed during the holidays to collect funds for families in need. Last year, The Salvation Army raised $320,215, more than a 33% increase over the same period last year, in less than five weeks in November and December. The Salvation Army of Broward County also distributed 7,566 gifts to 1,114 families with 2,483 children at 2020’s drive-through Holiday Toy Shop.

The racecourse at Quiet Waters Park is sanctioned by the USATF, and the race will be timed by AccuChipUSA, Inc. Awards will be given to runners in “Top 3” categories and age groups. A FREE commemorative race t-shirt will be given to all registrants.

Registration fees for The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Kettle Krush 5K presented by PwC are $10 for kids (ages 2 – 8), $25 per participant (18 and under) and $30 for registrants (19 and over). Team registration is $20 per person for teams of five or more. Quiet Waters Park entry fee will be waived for all Kettle Krush 5K participants. Parking will also be FREE and available directly across from the Runner’s Pavilion area.

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Kettle Krush 5K presented by PwC is sponsored by Edd Helms AC & Electric, FPL, Costco Wholesale, Pronto Urgent Care, Trader Joe’s, Fast Printz, Profile by Sanford, ACME Barricades, Dom and Sharon Pino, Pete and Jenny Sudler and Gerry and Isolde Cahill.

For more information or to pledge additional monetary and/or sponsorship support, please contact Robert Beasley at (954) 712-2480 or email Robert.beasley@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Wynwood to Host Third Annual Wynwood Pride Festival 6/18/21 – 6/19/21


Wynwood To Host Third Annual Wynwood Pride Festival
Friday, June 18, 2021: 5pm – 3am
Saturday, June 19, 2021: Saturday, June 19, 2021:
The Oasis (Mainstage)
2335 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Tickets:
Friday $50+
Saturday Free
Link to purchase tickets
Website

Friday
Confirmed Performances By: Charlie XCX, Kandy Muse, Miss Toto, Athena Dion, Morphine Love, FKA Twink, Kat Wilderness, Juicy Love and more.

Saturday
Confirmed Performances By: Honey Dijon, Derrick Carter, and more.

Miami’s Wynwood Arts District will celebrate Pride month throughout June and host the third-annual Wynwood Pride Festival. The festival, launched in 2019 and attended by over 50,000 supporters, culminates this year with feature performances from Charli XCX, Honey Dijon, Kandy Muse, Miss Toto, and more. The event kickoff will take place at The Oasis on June 18, 2021, followed by a neighborhood-wide takeover on June 19th. The Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) is partnering with Wynwood Pride to host a wide range of activations at popular neighborhood hot spots like The Oasis, 1-800-Lucky, Coyo Taco, Freehold, R House, Pizza & Beer, Veza Sur, No. 3 Social, and more with live concert series, neighborhood-wide drag shows, all-day dance parties, surprise celebrity appearances, and new Pride mural installations.

“The Wynwood community is proud of its partnership with Wynwood Pride and commemorate National Pride Month in support of our LGBTQ+ residents, visitors and the communities we serve,” said Albert Garcia, chairman and co-founder of the Wynwood BID. “Wynwood is a community that proudly embraces diversity and inclusion. Over the past few years, Wynwood Pride has brought together thousands of people to celebrate Miami’s growing LGBTQ+ community. This year, extra care has been taken to curate one-of-a-kind, outdoor experiences and activations across Wynwood’s beloved cultural, entertainment and culinary venues.”

Wynwood’s newest culinary and entertainment venue, The Oasis, will act as the main stage for major headliner performances, top local & national DJs, RuPaul’s Drag Race Icons, celebrity hosts, and more. 1-800-Lucky, a 10,000-square-foot Asian-fusion market with indoor and outdoor seating, will present a booming soundtrack by both local and international DJs. R House will host Drag Brunches, Miss Wynwood Pageant, and other outstanding performances honoring Miami’s most fabulous drag performers. The Freehold Wynwood will also keep the party going with an All-Day Disco, featuring funk and house music with non-stop DJ sets and a Sunday cool-down, and closing party with DJ Eli Escobar.

“Wynwood Pride is thrilled to return for its third year with an incredibly progressive lineup that speaks to our diversity as a community and celebrates our past while looking towards the future,” said Jose Atencio, organizer of the Wynwood Pride Festival 2021. “Last year, Wynwood Pride pivoted to a digital celebration, but we are ready to safely come together and once again create some Pride magic together after this past year of being apart.”

“The LGBTQ+ community is an integral part of Miami’s cultural fabric. We’re excited to partner with Wynwood Pride and welcome the community to celebrate at The Oasis, Wynwood’s newest culinary and entertainment venue” said Sven Vogtland, co-owner of The Oasis, Coyo Taco and 1-800-Lucky.

Wynwood Pride 2021 will also benefit three organizations in the fields of LGBTQ+ Youth, Health, and Justice: YES Institute, Planned Parenthood of South, East, and North Florida, and Equality Florida. Tickets start at $50 for the exclusive June 18th Kick-off event at The Oasis. Events at the Oasis on Saturday, June 19th are FREE and open to the public.

 

Can We Talk? Really, Can We Talk? 6/18/21

Can We Talk? Really, Can We Talk?
Friday, 06/18/2021-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Hampton Art Lovers Gallery
249 Northwest 9th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33136
Eventbrite
Cost: $35

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Nonprofit Aims to Bulldoze Barriers Affecting Diversity in Miami
MCCJ to Conduct an Open Discussion as the Nation Struggles with Racism

MIAMI, Fl., June 2021 — Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. is right around the corner. Historically designated on June 19th, it’s a day for ALL of us to celebrate. For MCCJ, the non-profit organization that advocates for diversity and equality, it’s a day to reflect in dialogue and plan for a better future. As part of their “Can We Talk? Really, Can We Talk?” series, MCCJ will present “Bulldozing Barriers: Reflections of Juneteenth & Diversity in Miami” — an effort to encourage continuous self-development and respect not just for the black community, but for all cultures.

“We invite people of all races, religions and cultures to join us in conversation as we acknowledge a period in history that should have shaped and influenced our society, but due to ongoing discord and violence against people of color and religious backgrounds over this past year, it’s become clear that we are regressing rather than progressing,” says MCCJ’s Executive Director, Matthew Anderson. He will be moderating a frank discussion about racial fears and how it affects our progress for a more inclusive community. Following the panel discussion, people are invited to enjoy the “One Way” exhibit at the Hampton Art Lovers, a non-profit art gallery that advocates for black art, and is open to all who love art in all its forms.

Panelists Include:
– Marilyn Holifield, Partner, Holland & Knight and MCCJ Silver Medallion winner
– Saif Ishoof, Vice President for Engagement FIU and MCCJ Silver Medallion winner
– Matthew Beatty, COO Carrie Meek Foundation
– Pamela Fuertes, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Miami Dade College
– Deborah Koch, Executive Director at American Red Cross of Greater Miami
– Kathryn Mikesell, Founder, Fountainhead Residency
– Esther Park, Vice President of Programming Oolite Arts
– Matt Anderson, Executive Director, MCCJ (Moderator)

MASK
PROTOCOL:
The panelists will hold this conversation outdoors under a big tent. In an abundance of caution, we urge thoughtful consideration when it comes to wearing a mask and maintaining six feet of separation.

ABOUT MCCJ:
MCCJ, Inc. was originally founded in Miami in 1935 as the Miami Branch of the National Conference of Christians & Jews. Later on, the group was renamed the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews. In 2011, in recognition of its embrace of people of ALL faiths and secular backgrounds, the organization formally changed its name to MCCJ, Inc. Today, it goes beyond its original intent by creating a haven for dialog, training inclusive leaders and promoting understanding for all faiths, races and cultures through education, advocacy and conflict resolution. It hosts the oldest continuous interfaith clergy dialog in the United States and presents prejudice reducing programs in local high schools, among other activities. For more information, please visit www.miamiccj.org or call 305-755-6096. Find them on Facebook and @MCCJ_Miami on Twitter.

ABOUT HAMPTON ART LOVERS GALLERY:
Hampton Art Lovers’ mission is to accentuate the inspirational unifying and enriching aspects of African American Fine Art in new and old settings. The non-profit is a passionate supporter of Hampton University’s long-standing commitment to African-American art, the Hampton University Museum Collection, and the International Review of African American, published by the University since 1976. Hampton Art Lovers derived from the vision of Miami resident and Hampton University Alumni Chris Norwood who recognized the need to have an important publication garner more awareness in the art community. Chris reached out to fellow Hampton University Alumni Imani Greene and Darryl Neverson, and

5050 Raffle for the Animals 6/18/21

5050 Raffle for the Animals
Friday, 06/18/2021-, 06:00 am-11:59 pm
Website
Cost: See description for ticket prices

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Want to WIN BIG? The Humane Society of Greater Miami’s 50/50 Raffle for the Animals is back! Purchase tickets online for your chance at winning 50% of the total cash jackpot. The other half will help give homeless animals a second chance. It’s a win-win for everyone!
With tickets starting at just $10 for 10 tickets, $20 for 40 tickets or $40 for 200 tickets, you won’t want to miss out on your chance to win! Fetch the winning ticket online before June 18th ends.

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie Second Anniversary “Dine & Give” Night to Benefit Leadership Broward Foundation 6/22/21

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie Second Anniversary “Dine & Give” Night to Benefit Leadership Broward Foundation
Tuesday, 06/22/2021-, 05:00 pm-10:00 pm
MOKSHA Indian Brasserie
2823 Oakland Park Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33306
Website
Cost: Menu prices vary; the restaurant will donate 30 percent of dine-in and take-out proceeds to the organization.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, East Fort Lauderdale’s boutique Indian restaurant offering a contemporary dining experience, is concluding its second anniversary “Dine & Give” series by hosting a charity night for Leadership Broward Foundation on Tuesday, June 22, from 5 – 10 p.m. MOKSHA will donate 30 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the premier leadership organization. The restaurant celebrated its encore charitable series and commitment to the Fort Lauderdale community with previous benefits for the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus on May 11 and Slow Burn Theatre Co. on June 1.

For the past 40 years, Leadership Broward has developed and inspired individuals to serve the Broward County community by helping them expand their leadership skills, enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, and leverage their individual passions to initiate positive change.

MOKSHA’s progressive menu features close to 70 South Asian selections comprised of traditional flavors with unexpected twists. The 85-seat indoor restaurant features an extensive menu catering to meat, seafood and vegetarian preferences. Food lovers will delight in small and large plates, soups, salads, live fire specialties, breads and unique fruit and floral essence-infused beverages and desserts. Diners will enjoy their culinary experience in an intimate setting with modern glam eclectic influences.

The restaurant’s signature specialties include Lassoni Gobi, Old Delhi Butter Chicken, Zaffron Lobster and the MOKSHA Feast. Even non-alcoholic beverages and desserts are a celebration of flavors, from the Kokum Sherbat drink to the Gulab Jamoon dessert.

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie is open Monday through Sunday, daily, for lunch and dinner. To make reservations for “Dine & Give” benefit nights at MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, call (954) 314-7349 or visit mokshaftl.com.

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie Second Anniversary “Dine & Give” Night on June 1 to Benefit Slow Burn Theatre Company 6/1/21

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie Second Anniversary “Dine & Give” Night on June 1 to Benefit Slow Burn Theatre Company
Tuesday, 06/01/2021-, 05:00 pm-10:00 pm
MOKSHA Indian Brasserie
2823 Oakland Park Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33306
Website
Cost: Menu prices vary; the restaurant will donate 30 percent of dine-in and take-out proceeds to the organization.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, East Fort Lauderdale’s boutique Indian restaurant offering a contemporary dining experience, will host philanthropic diners who wish to give back to Slow Burn Theatre Company during its “Dine & Give” evening on Tuesday, June 1, from 5 to 10 p.m. MOKSHA will donate 30 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the arts organization. This is the second installment of the “Dine & Give” benefit series designed to celebrate the restaurant’s second anniversary and commitment to the Fort Lauderdale community. The restaurant kicked-off it encore charitable series with a benefit for the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus on May 11 and will host a dinner for Leadership Broward Foundation on June 22.

Created in 2009, Slow Burn Theatre Company is a locally based professional theatre company with a mission of providing South Florida’s diverse population with opportunities to experience high quality, challenging, contemporary works of musical theatre through attendance, employment, and/or educational and community outreach programs. Slow Burn recently celebrated its own return to entertaining the region with its socially distanced Topsy Turvy Upside Down Cabaret last month and is looking forward to returning with a new engaging performance season.

MOKSHA’s progressive menu features close to 70 South Asian selections comprised of traditional flavors with unexpected twists. The 85-seat indoor restaurant features an extensive menu catering to meat, seafood and vegetarian preferences. Food lovers will delight in small and large plates, soups, salads, live fire specialties, breads and unique fruit and floral essence-infused beverages and desserts. Diners will enjoy their culinary experience in an intimate setting with modern glam eclectic influences.

The restaurant’s signature specialties include Lassoni Gobi, Old Delhi Butter Chicken, Zaffron Lobster and the MOKSHA Feast. Even non-alcoholic beverages and desserts are a celebration of flavors, from the Kokum Sherbat drink to the Gulab Jamoon dessert.

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie is open Monday through Sunday, daily, for lunch and dinner. To make reservations for “Dine & Give” benefit nights at MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, call (954) 314-7349 or visit mokshaftl.com.

7th Annual Art & Soul 5/6/21

7th Annual Art & Soul
Thursday, 05/06/2021-05/31/2021, 12:00 am-
Virtual Location
Cost:

Business for the Arts of Broward’s (BFA) 7th Annual Art & Soul, sponsored by BBX Capital, is once again taking place as a virtual exhibit to support BFA and artists in our community. More than 100 pieces of art from local artists include ceramic, photography, mixed media, painting, graphite, paper, and fiber art can be purchased through May 31 at www.bfabroward.org/product-category/art-soul/

This once-a-year opportunity is perfect for all art lovers who want to begin building their collections. The artwork is specially priced up to $500 for this exhibition.

Art & Soul is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to Art & Soul, including the free Arts Mean Business speaker series, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll.

For more information, call to artists and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.bfabroward.org/programs/art-and-soul or contact Robyn Vegas at 954-940-5344 or rvegas@bfabroward.org.

Friends of Jack & Jill Center to Host 16th Annual MEDNAX Flip Flops on the Docks Presented by MOSS 5/8/21

Friends of Jack & Jill Center to Host 16th Annual MEDNAX Flip Flops on the Docks Presented by MOSS
Saturday, 05/08/2021-, 06:30 pm-10:30 pm
Lauderdale Yacht Club
1725 SE 12th St,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Website
Cost: $175

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The Friends of Jack & Jill Center invite everyone to leave their heels and ties at home to attend their renowned signature event, the 16th Annual MEDNAX Flip Flops on the Docks presented by MOSS, at the newly renovated Lauderdale Yacht Club on Saturday, May 8 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

This casual soirée overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway will feature relaxed tropical beach décor, delicious drinks, fabulous food, and live music on the docks at Lauderdale Yacht Club. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on luxurious items in live and virtual silent auctions, while enjoying the panoramic backdrop of Fort Lauderdale.

All proceeds from Flip Flops on the Docks will provide scholarships to low-income, working families in the community. These scholarships provide children and their families with high quality early childhood education and family intervention and support. Through their programs, Jack & Jill Center aims to break the barriers of social and educational inequity by providing quality education to all children, regardless of income, so that they may reach their greatest potential.

The Friends of Jack & Jill Center thank the sponsors for their generous support. MEDNAX is serving as the event’s Title Sponsor and MOSS is the Presenting Sponsor. Amerijet is the VIP Sponsor and the Premier Sponsor is Herman Construction.

Event sponsorships ranging from $2,500–$10,000 are still available at www.flipflopsonthedocks.com. Naming opportunities are available for $5,000 per naming right. Tickets will be available in late March for $175 for General Admission and $250 for VIP. The Lauderdale Yacht Club member sponsors are Anna and Mark Carpenter.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Jack & Jill Center is following all CDC guidelines including social distancing efforts and mandatory face masks for entry. The organization is monitoring updates from Broward County and public health officials, and will continue to respond based on their guidelines.

To attend the event or become a sponsor, visit www.flipflopsonthedocks.com or contact Jennifer Swercheck, Director of Special Events, at jswercheck@jackandjillcenter.org or at (954) 463-8772, ext. 206.

Guests may purchase individual tickets for $175 for General Admission or $250 for VIP.

About Jack & Jill Center
Jack & Jill Center’s mission is to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming, and community engagement. It achieves its mission by focusing on both the children and family units as a whole, so that the entire household, children and parents alike, are able to reach their full potential. For over 79 years, Jack & Jill Center has served more than 20,000 children and families in South Florida. It currently serves as a NAEYC-accredited year-round early learning program for children aged 6 weeks though preschool, as well as an elementary school ― with a brand-new elementary facility, The Madelaine Halmos Academy, housing kindergarten through fifth grade unveiled in spring 2021. For more information about Jack & Jill visit www.jackandjillcenter.org.

About Friends of Jack & Jill Center
Friends of Jack & Jill Center was established in 1999 to provide Jack & Jill with financial support, volunteer services, program assistance and community awareness. Since its inception, the Friends have raised over $4.25 million through membership and special events, and have volunteered countless hours to improve the lives of the Center’s children and families.

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie Second Anniversary “Dine & Give” Series to Benefit Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus 5/11/21

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie Second Anniversary “Dine & Give” Series to Benefit Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus
Tuesday, 05/11/2021-, 05:00 pm-10:00 pm
MOKSHA Indian Brasserie
2823 Oakland Park Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33306
Website
Cost: Menu prices vary; the restaurant will donate 30 percent of dine-in and take-out proceeds to the organization.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, East Fort Lauderdale’s boutique Indian restaurant offering a contemporary dining experience, is pleased to announce the return of its “Dine & Give” benefit nights in celebration of its second anniversary. The restaurant will host three different evenings of food and philanthropy with 30 percent of dine-in and take-out proceeds benefitting three different charities. MOKSHA will support Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus on Tuesday, May 11, from 5 to 10 p.m. followed by Slow Burn Theatre Company (June 1) and Leadership Broward Foundation (June 22).

The first “Dine & Give” anniversary event will benefit the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus whose vision is to build community through quality musical performances and civic engagement that promotes a world that accepts and values diversity. For over 30 years, the chorus has relied on the generosity of individuals and businesses, along with ticket sales, to perform in great concert halls and theaters, present guest artists and choruses, serve the community and support the volunteer members.

MOKSHA’s progressive menu features close to 70 South Asian selections comprised of traditional flavors with unexpected twists. The 85-seat indoor restaurant features an extensive menu catering to meat, seafood and vegetarian preferences. Food lovers will delight in small and large plates, soups, salads, live fire specialties, breads and unique fruit and floral essence-infused beverages and desserts. Diners will enjoy their culinary experience in an intimate setting with modern glam eclectic influences.

The restaurant’s signature specialties include Lassoni Gobi, Old Delhi Butter Chicken, Zaffron Lobster and the MOKSHA Feast. Even non-alcoholic beverages and desserts are a celebration of flavors, from the Kokum Sherbat drink to the Gulab Jamoon dessert.

MOKSHA Indian Brasserie is open Monday through Sunday, daily, for lunch and dinner. To make reservations for “Dine & Give” benefit nights at MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, call (954) 314-7349 or visit mokshaftl.com.

Laugh & Play During Drag Queen Bingo Benefit for the FLITE Center at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 5/20/21

Laugh & Play During Drag Queen Bingo Benefit for the FLITE Center at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 05/20/2021-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

South Florida’s #1 Drag Queen Bingo will be calling numbers and letters for a cause on Thursday, May 20, from 6 – 8 p.m. at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Palm Court Market. Hosted by entertainer Nicole Halliwell, this hilariously inappropriate game night is just $25 per person and benefits the FLITE Center, a nonprofit organization that guides those aging out of foster care and other vulnerable youth for successful transition to independence through housing, education, employment, and system of care coordination.

In addition to hosting Drag Queen Bingo, Nicole Halliwell will turn it up a notch with a stage performance. Prizes from mall retailers and restaurants will be awarded for winning cards throughout the evening.

Wine and spirits will be available onsite via Blue Martini. Other food and beverages will be available for the first hour from the Palm Court Market food vendors Charley’s Philly Steaks, Stefano Versace Gelato, Tobu and Tossed.

Drag Queen Bingo at The Galleria is supported by the Rising Leaders Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets for Drag Queen Bingo to benefit the FLITE Center (suitable for ages 21+) are available at http://bit.ly/TheGalleriaDragBingo. This event will adhere to social distancing guidelines and health and safety protocols.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is currently open Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m. It continues to institute additional safety measures complying with government guidelines. Retailers are open, as well as dining establishments Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro which are offering full-service dining and take-out. Blue Martini is also open.

About The FLITE Center
The FLITE Center is a centralized facility in Broward County for dependent youth to learn the skills needed for independent living. The topics of concentration include, but are not limited to, the importance of completion of education; government benefits, budgeting and banking; job and vocational training; housing options and other essential skills needed to live independently. The FLITE Center is located at 5201 NW 33rd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information. Please call (954) 530-4686 or visit flitecenter.org.

About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations, features a collection of popular retail and dining options. Macy’s, Dillard’s and H&M anchor the center which also is home to Altar’d State, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Banana Republic, Free People, Michael Kors and Pandora. Visitors can choose from a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants and P.F. Chang’s. Blue Martini and Powerhouse Gym can also be found at The Galleria. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). More information about current hours is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or by visiting www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Funding Arts Broward’s A Night at the NSU Art Museum Featuring a Virtual Tour of “The World of Anna Sui” 4/19/21

Funding Arts Broward’s A Night at the NSU Art Museum Featuring a Virtual Tour of “The World of Anna Sui”
Monday, 04/19/2021-, 05:30 pm-06:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Funding Arts Broward (FAB), leading arts ambassadors in Broward County, will present A Night at the NSU Art Museum, a virtual program, on Monday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Bonnie Clearwater, FAB member and director and chief curator of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, this free “friend”raiser program will feature a tour of the museum’s newest exhibit, “The World of Anna Sui.” The presentation will also introduce “Eric N. Mack: Lemme Walk Across the Room” and “Iké Udé: Select Portraits,” two other exhibits on display. A Q & A session will follow the tour and presentation.

Dedicated to supporting, sustaining and enriching the arts in our community, FAB creates captivating programming, entertainment and events for its members and the public that spotlights our region’s unique cultural offerings.
This is the eighth installment of the FAB Presents virtual pop-up series. Previous programs are available on FAB’s YouTube channel.

Thematically arranged, the exhibition explores Sui’s lifelong engagement with an array of ‘archetypes’ including the rock star, the schoolgirl, the punk, nomads, and surfers — motifs that are featured throughout her work. Hallmark outfits include Sui’s “Silver Peruvian Ensemble” and iconic sequined silk organza “Babydoll Dress” from Spring 1994. Items on view also include fashions worn by Sui’s personal style icons who include Anita Pallenberg and Jane Holzer.

The range of different styles on display emphasize Anna Sui’s consistent design approach as she incorporates her current passions into every garment. As it celebrates American fashion, the exhibition also provides a fascinating guide to the history of American pop culture, and an inside look into the creative process and unique world view of this iconic designer whose daring and experimental approach to design has become a mainstay of the international fashion scene.

“The World of Anna Sui” is organized by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London and is curated by Dennis Nothdruft.

To RSVP for FAB’s virtual A Night at the NSU Art Museum, please visit http://bit.ly/FABNightAtNSUArt2021.

To learn more about FAB including how to become a member or support the arts, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

There is Something More to Life Than This 5/8/21

There is Something More to Life Than This
Saturday, 05/08/2021-, 03:00 pm-07:00 pm
Archive 79 Gallery
170 NE 79 Street,
Miami, Florida, 33138
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Cost: $0-$10

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Our first Pop Up Art Gallery event is scheduled the month of Yaya’s birthday in memory of her life and art. Over 20 local South Florida artists in recovery, allies of the movement, families suffering the plight of substance use disorder and families of loss will be displaying as well as auctioning their work for our cause. Close to 10 artistically inclined women from Jessie Trice Jefferson Reaves House will be sharing their work of art for the first time in a dedicated art gallery setting as part of local artist Javier Cuarezma’s 5 month art sessions curated by Yaya por Vida Foundation. The theme will be Dia de los Muertos, Reincarnation and Rebirth; all styles/motifs reflected in Yaya’s legacy in the arts. Pieces created by Yaya in her lifetime will also be on display in celebration of her life.
Artists have submitted their best work to auction or sell through on site silent auction, and live online auction . We will also be hosting live Narcan training/distribution as part of our community harm reduction program. Live Music by DJ Simdica and Eric Guitian from Mind&Melody will be part of our event along with Live Slam Poetry by Fred DiMarco & Susana Navajas from Save the Sharks.
Proceeds will go to the following:
Reaves House to further aid in the continuous upkeep of art programs and all relative activities Yaya por Vida will help to create and sponsor (inpatient and outpatient). Complimenting said activities as a tool of healing along with Reaves’ wraparound treatment plan will promote successful treatment completion as well as successful, sober living.
Yaya por Vida Foundation will be provide to the local community for those seeking overdose prevention tools, substance use recovery, in treatment, in active recovery, families dealing with a struggling loved one or those that have suffered the loss of a loved one due to substance abuse to find healthy, positive outlets of expressions in the arts with cultural competency in mind.
Space Sponsorship and Hosting by Archive79.
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Nuestro primera exhibicion de arte está programada para el mes del cumpleaños de Yaya en memoria de su vida y arte. Más de 20 artistas locales del sur de la Florida en recuperación, aliados del movimiento, familias que sufren la difícil situación del trastorno por uso de sustancias y familias en duelo, exhibirán y subastarán sus obras para nuestra causa. Cerca de 10 mujeres con inclinaciones artísticas de Jessie Trice Jefferson Reaves House compartirán sus obra de arte por primera vez en una galería de arte gracias a las sesiones de arte regido por artista local Javier Cuarezma y fundada por Yaya por Vida Foundation. El tema será Día de los Muertos, Reencarnación y Renacimiento; todos los estilos / motivos reflejados en el legado de arte de Yaya. Las piezas creadas por Yaya también se exhibirán en celebración de su vida.
Los artistas han enviado su mejor trabajo para subasta o venta mediante subasta silenciosa en el sitio y subasta via redes sociales en vivo. También organizaremos entrenamiento y distribuccion de Narcan en vivo como parte de nuestro programa comunitario de reducción de daños. Música en vivo de DJ Simdica y Eric Guitian de Mind & Melody será parte de nuestro evento junto con Live Slam Poetry de Fred DiMarco y Susana Navajas de Save the Sharks.
Los ingresos se destinarán a lo siguiente:
Reaves House para ayudar aún más en el mantenimiento continuo de los programas de arte y todas las actividades relativas que Yaya por Vida ayudará a crear y patrocinar (pacientes hospitalizados y ambulatorios). Complementara dichas actividades como una herramienta de curación junto con el plan de tratamiento integral de Reaves promoverá la finalización exitosa del tratamiento, así como una vida exitosa y sobria.
La Fundación Yaya por Vida se proporcionará a la comunidad local para aquellos que buscan herramientas de prevención de sobredosis, recuperación del uso de sustancias, en tratamiento, en recuperación activa, familias que lidian con un ser querido que lucha o aquellos que han sufrido la pérdida de un ser querido debido a mal-uso de sustancias para encontrar salidas saludables y positivas de expresiones en las artes teniendo en cuenta la competencia cultural.
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In its Continued Support of the Local Community, Freedland Harwin Valori Ryan, PL is Title Sponsor for the 14th Consecutive Year of Annual FHVLegal.com Rotary Golf Classic 4/30/21

In its Continued Support of the Local Community, Freedland Harwin Valori Ryan, PL is Title Sponsor for the 14th Consecutive Year of Annual FHVLegal.com Rotary Golf Classic
Friday, 04/30/2021-, 07:00 am-02:00 pm
The Club at Weston Hills
2600 Country Club Way,
Weston, Florida, 33332
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Cost: Individual Golfer: $600 (one tournament golfer, one ticket to the Tournament’s Awards Luncheon) Tournament Awards Luncheon (Non Golfers): $100 (one ticket to the Tournament’s Awards Luncheon)

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Fort Lauderdale-based Freedland Harwin Valori Ryan, PL, (FHV) a consumer justice law firm, is serving as the Title Sponsor of the 34th annual FHVLegal.com Rotary Golf Classic on April 30 benefiting the Rotary Club of Weston scholarship fund at The Club at Weston Hills. This is the 14th consecutive year that FHV is serving as the Title Sponsor of the event. Longtime Weston resident Michael Freedland, Esq., founding partner of Freedland Harwin Valori Ryan, PL, is leading the sponsorship. He is a former president of the Rotary Club of Weston and previously chaired the event for many years.

The golf tournament includes a socially distant, outdoor continental breakfast, outdoor awards luncheon banquet, complimentary on-course beverages, green fees, use of golf cart, official tournament golf ball, practice range and putting green, foursome photo, bag service, official FHVLegal.com Golf Classic golf shirt, and over $100 worth of merchandise per golfer.

Throughout the course of FHV’s involvement, the golf tournament have raised over $2 million in scholarships for the Rotary Club of Weston scholarship fund, which supports local high school seniors who are attending college. One hundred percent of net tournament proceeds go toward the scholarships, presented to outstanding seniors from Cypress Bay High School, Western High School, The Sagemont School and HANDY.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rotary Club of Weston is following all CDC guidelines including social distancing efforts and mandatory face masks for entry. The organization is monitoring updates from Broward County and public health officials and will continue to respond based on their guidelines.

When:
Friday, April 30
7:00 a.m.: Registration & breakfast
8:15 a.m.: Driving range closes
8:30 a.m.: Shotgun starts
1 p.m.: Awards banquet

Where:
The Club at Weston Hills
2600 Country Club Way, Weston, FL 33332

Why:
To support the local community in raising funds that will go towards the Rotary Club of Weston’s scholarship program and offer an enjoyable day of golf.

Cost:
Individual Golfer: $600 (one tournament golfer, one ticket to the Tournament’s Awards Luncheon)

Tournament Awards Luncheon (Non Golfers): $100 (one ticket to the Tournament’s Awards Luncheon)

To sign up for the golf tournament, visit www.westonrotarygolf.com.

How:
Visit westonrotarygolf.com to sign up and for sponsorship information. If you have any additional questions, please email golf@westonrotary.com.

About Freedland Harwin Valori Ryan, PL
Freedland Harwin Valori Ryan, PL is a consumer justice law firm that has been involved in some of the nation’s most significant litigation. Its practice areas include medical malpractice, defective drugs and medical devices, nursing home negligence, birth injury, auto accidents, and premises liability. Freedland Harwin Valori Ryan’s main office is located at 110 SE 6th Street, #2300, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Its Weston office is located at 2400 N. Commerce Parkway, #109, Weston, FL 33326. To reach Freedland Harwin Valori Ryan, call (954) 467-6400. For more information, visit www.fhvlegal.com.

Take 6 to Close Out Pinecrest Gardens ‘JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl’ Series 4/10/21

Take 6 to Close Out Pinecrest Gardens ‘JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl’ Series
Saturday, 04/10/2021-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
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Cost: $15

A cappella group Take 6 is the final act at Pinecrest Gardens’ JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl, a COVID-19 relief concert series. Their performance will be broadcast live from the venue’s Banyan Bowl and live streamed into music lovers homes at 8 p.m. EDT on Saturday, April 10. The group has performed with legends such as Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Ben E. King, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Al Jarreau, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, and Whitney Houston, to name a few. Quincy Jones heralded the group as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet.” Their various Grammy Awards are in categories ranging from Soul, Jazz, and R&B.

A generous percentage of the proceeds from the COVID-19 relief fundraiser will go directly to World Central Kitchen. Due to the pandemic and social distancing requirements, JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl is available via pay-per-view, livestream only. The cost is $15 for this final performance. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pinecrestgardens.org/jazzaid.

Take Steps Ft. Lauderdale Presented by Craig Zinn Automotive Group 05/15/2021

Take Steps Ft. Lauderdale Presented by Craig Zinn Automotive Group
Saturday, 05/15/2021-, 09:00 am-11:00 am
Nova Southeaster University
3301 College Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33314
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

A Community Based Road Rally Aimed at Raising Crucial Funds to Combat the Disease

WHO:
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation – Southern Florida Chapter will hold their annual Take Steps event this year, but with a twist. To follow COVID-19 safety protocols, Take Steps Fort Lauderdale Presented by The Craig Zinn Automotive Group will now be a road rally in order to protect everyone, including patients, and caregivers. The event is geared towards raising crucial funds to combat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve patients’ quality of life.

Take Steps is a nationwide fundraising program that benefits the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Take Steps helps fund critical research and patient support programs, and to increase awareness of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Take Steps hosts family-friendly events in communities across the country, as well as a national virtual livestream. Funds raised through Take Steps will help transform the lives of those impacted by these diseases, and support the Foundation’s critical research, education, and patient support programs.

WHAT:
The event is free and open to the public. To participate in the road rally, individuals and teams must register at the following link: http://cctakesteps.org/fortlauderdale2021

As the presenting sponsor of this event, the Craig Zinn Automotive Group is offering individuals and participating teams an opportunity to win a #ZinnExperience, which will take one winner and a guest on a chauffeured ride to a Florida Panther’s playoff game in a Lexus Limo. To be eligible for the #ZinnExperience, event attendees are encouraged to upload a photo of themselves with one of two vehicles on display at the Take Steps Fort Lauderdale Road Rally from Toyota of Hollywood and Lexus of Pembroke Pines using the hashtag #ZinnExperience.

WHEN:
Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 9AM – 11AM

WHERE:
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

INFO:
For more information email awishneff@crohnscolitisfoundation.org or call 917-828-1652. For additional details visit http://cctakesteps.org/fortlauderdale2021.

About the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is the leading non-profit organization focused on both research and patient support for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The Foundation’s mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life for millions of Americans living with IBD. Our work is dramatically accelerating the research process through our database and investment initiatives; we also provide extensive educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public. For more information please visit: https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/.

About Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affects millions of Americans. They are painful, medically incurable autoimmune diseases that attack the digestive system. Crohn’s disease may attack anywhere along the digestive tract, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever, and weight loss. Many patients require numerous hospitalizations and surgery. Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35; however, the incidence is increasing in children.

About The Craig Zinn Automotive Group
As president and CEO of The Craig Zinn Automotive Group, Craig Zinn owns and operates Lexus of Pembroke Pines, Toyota of Hollywood, Subaru of Pembroke Pines, Lexus of North Miami, and Acura of Pembroke Pines offering new and used makes and models. The company’s mission is to be South Florida’s finest automobile dealership group, known for superior products, community involvement, and for helpful, courteous, and caring associates dedicated to delivering the ultimate client service experience as evident in their community service philanthropic endeavors. Over the course of 40+ years, it has made charitable contributions to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Spread Joy Toy Drive, CBS’ Neighbors 4 Neighbors Adopt A Family 4 the Holidays Operation Elf Program, Subaru’s annual Share the Love event, and Light-Up the Harbor for Children’s Harbor, to name a few. Headquartered out of Hollywood, Florida, the corporate team can be found at Toyota of Hollywood located at 1841 North State Road 7,Hollywood, FL 33021 or https://www.czgroup.com/. They can also be found on Facebook at @zinnautogroup.

Walk for the Animals 4/2/21 – 4/30/21

Walk for the Animals
Friday, 04/02/2021-04/30/2021, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
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Cost: $20 Registration

Get off the couch and get moving for our virtual walk from April 2nd to the 30th. We’re challenging you to get active every day for the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s Walk for the Animals! Start moving and fundraising for the homeless animals to earn awesome incentives and receive goodies from our sponsors. Register for just $20 and unlock your Walk perks immediately! Plus, be one of the top fundraisers or log the most miles and you could win an amazing prize.

Parktails 4/22/21

Parktails
Thursday, 04/22/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
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Cost: $75

Parktails: an evening of virtual cocktails and tales from Florida’s national parks

Join us for cocktails curated exclusively for the evening from Bar Lab – and for a few tales from Florida’s national parks – in celebration of our new name, our revamped mission and our rededication to enriching the experience of park visitors and creating deeper connections between diverse communities to the nature that abounds in their backyards.

Yes, you read that right! You may have once known us as the South Florida National Parks Trust, but we recently reintroduced ourselves as The Alliance for Florida’s National Parks.

We feel this new, more inclusive name will help us better unite those who champion the safeguarding of these national parks, ensuring that Florida remains natural, wild and – most importantly – accessible.

Louis Aguirre will host a talk-show-style-storytelling roundtable discussion with some of your favorite personalities from our national parks.

World AIDS Museum Presents a VIP Benefit Reception with Smiley Pool, Photojournalist of Through the White Door, an HIV/AIDS Documentary Exhibit, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 4/7/21

World AIDS Museum Presents a VIP Benefit Reception with Smiley Pool, Photojournalist of Through the White Door, an HIV/AIDS Documentary Exhibit, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, 04/07/2021-, 05:30 pm-07:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: $25 to benefit World AIDS Museum & Educational Center

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Meet Smiley Pool, photojournalist/co-author of Through the White Door, a documentary photo project and exhibit that portrays the interconnected human experience of families affected by HIV/AIDS, at the VIP benefit for the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale (2414 East Sunrise Blvd.) on April 7. Tickets for the benefit are $25 each and are available, online, at http://bit.ly/WAMThroughTheWhiteDoor. The exhibition, consisting of 40 poignant images from South Africa, Romania, North Carolina, Texas and beyond, depicts the life struggles and triumphs of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS captured by Pool from his inspirational book of the same name, runs at The Galleria from April 8 – 30.

The Through the White Door photography project by Pool spans over two decades following a remarkable group of people who faced the HIV/AIDS crisis head-on and saved a generation of children. The project began with two newspaper stories at the Houston Chronicle in the 1990s with the rest of the work completed on his vacation time for the 20 years that followed — around his staff photographer positions at the Chronicle and The Dallas Morning News. Over the years he continued to follow one of the first children in the world on a drug trial for highly active antiretroviral therapy until adulthood, and documented the formation and rise of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) from the organization’s inception in Texas to what it is today – the largest provider of care and treatment for HIV positive children in the world. The project culminated with an oversized hardcover book with 212 pages of his photography. Text for the book was written by Jessica Johns Pool, his spouse, who is a writer specializing in health care. Together, TTWD is their way of sharing the stories of the extraordinary and inspirational people they have met along the way.

Smiley Pool has photographed his fair share of history. Some of those events will appear in the history books, but he’s always found the family scrapbook variety more rewarding. His favorite assignments are the police officers, cancer survivors, schoolchildren, AIDS patients, street preachers, and countless other people who welcome him into their lives and allow him to help tell their stories. Along the way he’s garnered his share of awards — most notably for contributing the aerial photography in The Dallas Morning News’ coverage of Hurricane Katrina that won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. The Associated Press Managing Editors Texas chapter has named him Star Photojournalist of the Year six times. He has also won numerous POYi, Best of Photojournalism, and National Press Photographers Association awards. He’s covered thousands of high school, college, and pro football games; 10 Olympic games; at least a dozen hurricanes; and dozens of presidents, popes, kings, and queens. He even spent a year embedded with the crew of NASA’s final Space Shuttle mission.
He currently works as a staff photographer at The Dallas Morning News, and previously worked for the Houston Chronicle, the Colorado Springs Gazette, Austin American-Statesman, and St. Louis Suburban Journals (as a stringer in high school). When not on assignment, he volunteers at a summer camp for HIV+ youth with his wife Jessica Johns Pool and travels the world, sometimes just to see total eclipses.

Smiley Pool’s book Through the White Door with personalization and autographs will be available for purchase at the opening reception for $45. All proceeds will benefit World AIDS Museum and Educational Center.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, guests attending the benefit opening reception at The Galleria, will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. The opening reception is limited to 100 guests.

The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center’s presentation of the Through the White Door exhibit is sponsored by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and supported by the Broward County Cultural Council and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants.

For more information about the Through the White Door photo exhibit, please call (954) 390-0550 or visit www.worldaidsmuseum.org.

PAMM Art of the Party 4/17/21

PAMM Art of the Party
Saturday, 04/17/2021-, 07:00 pm-
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Join cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders, and arts supporters for an unforgettable evening at Pérez Art Museum Miami’s largest fundraiser of the year, PAMM Art of the Party. This year, Art of the Party will feature both in-person and virtual event options.

Funding Arts Broward Virtual Spring Annual Meeting to Feature Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Pam Dearden and Tim Ingham 3/23/21

Funding Arts Broward Virtual Spring Annual Meeting to Feature Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Pam Dearden and Tim Ingham
Tuesday, 03/23/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Funding Arts Broward (FAB), a nonprofit volunteer-based arts organization committed to supporting, sustaining, and enriching the arts in Broward County, will present its Spring Annual Meeting, virtually, on Tuesday, March 23, from noon – 1 p.m. The free program will be livestreamed via FAB’s YouTube channel (RSVP required) and will feature a FAB year-in-review presentation plus an address from special guest speakers and FAB grantee Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Tim Ingham and Pam Dearden. Entertainment will be provided by the Gold Coast Jazz Society.

Pam Dearden has served as executive director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society since 2004. With over 30 years of experience in arts management and arts administration, she has lent her talents and knowledge in the areas of business, education, outreach and grants to the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir and The Opera Guild of Fort Lauderdale. Dearden is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2008 ArtServe Arts Administrator Award, the 1997 Encore Award for Individual Leadership in the Arts, the Cultural Foundation of Broward’s Star Award for volunteerism, and a “Women of Style and Substance” awardee. She has been affiliated with many professional and local civic organizations including American Symphony Orchestra League; Broward Cultural Council’s Arts in Education Committee; Broward County Music Teachers Association; Women’s Executive Club; past chair of the Cultural Executive Committee for the Broward Cultural Council; Cultural Foundation of Broward; National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE); National Association of the Teachers of Singing; past member of the Philharmonic Society and Opera Society among others.

Tim Ingham is the board president of the Gold Coast Jazz Society and has served the organization for more than 10 years in the areas of artistic programming, scholarship, development and marketing. He’s also president of the HI Foundation and a founding member of the Solarian Jazz Club. Ingham has also served as past trustee of Pine Crest School and on the board of the Broward Public Library Foundation. When not developing his musician skills, Ingham is busy in the media, real estate, investment and finance sectors as the chairman of American National Bank, as vice president of Asterisk, Inc. and as a board member of Hubbell Realty, Inc.

To RSVP for the Spring Annual Meeting, visit https://bit.ly/FABSpringLunch2021. To learn more about FAB including how to become a member or support the arts, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

About Funding Arts Broward (FAB)
Funding Arts Broward, (FAB) is a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, Florida. As leading arts ambassadors, FAB’s mission is to support, sustain and enrich the arts in our community. Since its inception in 2003, the organization has granted more than $3.6 million to local visual and performing arts programming. More information about FAB can be found at www.fundingartsbroward.org.

MADD Broward County to Host VIP Kick-Off Party for 10th Anniversary Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K 3/25/21

MADD Broward County to Host VIP Kick-Off Party for 10th Anniversary Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K on March 25, 2021
Thursday, 03/25/2021-, 06:00 pm-
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MADD Broward County is kicking off its 10th Annual UKG presents the UBS Financial Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K brought to you by Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County with a virtual kick-off party on Thursday, March 25. Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K Founder and Chairperson Heather Geronemus will provide details about the event as well as explain MADD’s mission. Attendees will also learn how to work the RaceJoy app, and will learn from a mixologist how to create mocktails with La Croix. Money raised stays in this community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving.

All attendees will receive a virtual goodie bag delivered to their e-mail after the event that will include incentives from local restaurants, sporting goods stores and other unique giveaways. Attendees will also have a chance to win a few cool raffle prizes.

The 10th Annual UKG presents the UBS Financial Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K brought to you by Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County will take place in-person on Sunday, April 25 at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale and virtually at a location of the participant’s choice between Sunday, April 25 – Sunday, May 9.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, for the in-person race, MADD is following all CDC guidelines including social distancing and timed start waves, and masks are to be worn at all times other than on the race course. The organization is monitoring updates from Broward County and public health officials and will continue to respond based on their guidelines.

Since it was launched in 2011, Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised over $2.5 million, making it the most successful grassroots fundraiser in the history of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

For more information about the 10th Anniversary Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k visit www.walklikemadd.org/fortlauderdale.

When:
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

Where:
Virtual. Participants will receive a link once they register.

Why:
To raise awareness and funds to stop drunk and drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

Cost:
FREE

How:
To RSVP for the Virtual Kick-Off Party, visit http://bit.ly/MADDKickoff

ABOUT MADD
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every nine minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. In South Florida, the chapter’s annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised more than $2 million since 2011. MADD’s Broward and Palm Beach chapters facilitate hundreds of free events each year to educate youth and parents on the dangers and consequences of impaired driving. Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.

Virtual Parkinsons Foundation Power Over Parkinsons Gala 5/5/21

Virtual Parkinsons Foundation Power Over Parkinsons Gala
Wednesday, 05/05/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: FREE

A virtual gala hosted by Willie Geist, Host of NBC News “Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist” and Co-Host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Gala includes a special toast and cooking demonstration led by renowned chef and author Aarón Sánchez. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST. May 5. Free. Register online. Contact: 305-537-9957 Email: kdixon@parkinson.org. www.parkinson.org/events/2021/Virtual-Gala

Rotary Club of Weston to Host 2021 Virtual Drawdown Raffle Presented by Acuderm 3/18/21

Rotary Club of Weston to Host 2021 Virtual Drawdown Raffle Presented by Acuderm
Thursday, 03/18/2021-, 06:30 pm-08:00 pm
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The Rotary Club of Weston will host its 2021 Virtual Drawdown Raffle on Thursday, March 18 for a chance to win the $10,000 grand prize. All proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Weston’s Student Scholarship Fund. Longtime sponsor Acuderm is serving as the Title Sponsor for the 2021 Virtual Drawdown Raffle.

In this raffle, it’s better to be last! There will be 400 tickets numbered from 1-400, and each ticket has a respective ticket in a raffle drum. The tickets will be randomly pulled, and the goal is to be the last number pulled. As numbers are pulled out, they are eliminated. The last five people can decide if they want to split the $10,000 prize or go for broke. As the last five are eliminated they can make that decision, but if they go for broke the only ping pong ball left will identify the winner of the $10,000 Grand Prize.

The Rotary Club of Weston will also be hosting its FHVlegal.com Golf Classic in April, which will also benefit the Student Scholarship Fund. As a continuation of its dedication to the local community, Fort Lauderdale-based Freedland Harwin Valori Ryan, PL (FHV), a consumer justice law firm, is once again serving as the Title Sponsor for the event.

The Rotary Club of Weston focuses its community service activities in the areas of “Services to Youth” (including education, scholarship and learning development) and “Services to Families in Need,” through volunteerism, the application of member skills, organizational resources, and fundraising activities and events. The Rotary Club of Weston meets at Weston Hills Country Club every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative presentation from a guest speaker. To learn more visit www.westonrotary.com.

When:
Thursday, March 18 from 6:30–8 p.m.

Where:
Virtual. Participants will be emailed a link once they sign up.

Why:
To support the local community in raising funds that will go towards the Rotary Club of Weston’s Student Scholarship Fund.

Cost:
$100 per ticket

How:
To sign up for the 2021 Virtual Drawdown Raffle, visit www.westonrotarygolf.com.

Visit westonrotarygolf.com to sign up and for sponsorship information. If you have any additional questions, please email golf@westonrotary.com.

About Freedland Harwin Valori, PL
Freedland Harwin Valori, PL is a consumer justice law firm that has been involved in some of the nation’s most significant litigation. Its practice areas include medical malpractice, defective drugs and medical devices, nursing home negligence, birth injury, auto accidents, and premises liability. Freedland Harwin Valori’s main office is located at 110 SE Sixth St., #2300, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Its Weston office is located at 2400 N. Commerce Parkway, #109, Weston, FL 33326. To reach Freedland Harwin Valori, call (954) 467-6400. For more information, visit www.fhvlegal.com.

Junior Achievement of South Florida (JA) to Host “Girls Rule – Ignite Your Super Power” 3/31/21

Junior Achievement of South Florida (JA) to Host “Girls Rule – Ignite Your Super Power”
Wednesday, 03/31/2021-, 03:00 pm-05:00 pm
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Junior Achievement of South Florida launches Girls Rule – one amazing initiative and two exciting virtual events that celebrate, empower, and inspire women and girls.

Girls Rule with Title Sponsor Comerica Bank and Presenting Sponsor Bluegreen Vacations, kicks off with The Girls Rule Launch Event on Tuesday, March 16, from noon-1:15 p.m. “We are bringing together today’s resilient and forward-thinking women together to connect around a common vision to transform and advance the world for future generations of women,” said Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO.

The Launch Event is reserved for sponsors, their guests and supporters and will provide an intimate and real-life opportunity to network. Guests will be inspired by Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc. Her company is best known for its award-winning Hint® water, the leading unsweetened flavored water, with more than 150 employees and $150 million in sales. She also has a podcast and new book entitled, “Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters”.

On Wednesday, March 31, from 3-5 p.m. is the Girls Rule – Ignite Your Super Power Main Event that will connect hundreds of high school girls with powerful women. Students who might not have the opportunity to be influenced and mentored by strong women role models, will engage with inspiring and exciting keynote speakers, attend breakout sessions led by experienced women leaders paired with young female JA Alumni and receive a swag bag.

The event keynote speaker is Ari Chambers, a multi-media journalist, sports host, and social media manager based in New York City. Ari works for highlightHER and has grown its followers to over 70000 and is considered the fastest growing women’s sports platform. Her message: “Women’s Potential is Limitless”.

Breakout session topics will cover self-care, goal setting, financial wellness, self-invention, personal branding, making responsible choices, building positive relationships, self-acceptance, effective teamwork, the power of positivity and effective communication/public speaking.

“We are honored to serve as the title sponsor of Junior Achievement Girls Rule,” said Mo Corker, Comerica Bank Florida External Affairs Market Manager. “Historically, women have played a vital role in our country’s economic recovery and growth, which is why it is important that we invest in girls’ and women’s empowerment. Our bank is committed to equipping the leaders of tomorrow with the tools and money skills needed to navigate the increasingly complex financial landscape. Partnering with JA on this initiative, creates a path to economic freedom for girls who traditionally would not have access to these resources.”

Other Girls Rule partners include Bluegreen Vacations, CITY Furniture, Rick Case Automotive, Castle Group, JM Family Enterprises, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Office Depot, Valley Bank, Jeni Kampeas Chokron, Laurie Sallarulo, Peter Woolf, Hoffman’s Chocolates, RCC Associates, Kaufman Rossin, KEMET Electronics, Chaisteli Insurance Group, Hotwire Communications, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital and Miller Construction Company.

In addition to sponsoring the event, women can join the Women Ignites Futures Movement, powered by CITY Furniture. For a donation of $50, women can submit a 2-minute video sharing their superpower, which will be shared on all social media platforms. For $100, they can also receive a copy of Kara’s book “Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters”.

For more information about Girls Rule, including sponsorship and facilitator opportunities, visit www.jasouthflorida.org/GirlsRule or contact Robyn Harper at (954) 979-7124 or Robyn@JASouthFlorida.org.

About Junior Achievement of South Florida
Junior Achievement of South Florida (JA) inspires and prepares youth to succeed in a global economy. JA provides real-world training in financial literacy including budgeting, spending, investing and the use of credit; offers cutting-edge skill-building opportunities that enable young people to explore meaningful, productive careers; teaches students how to start businesses; and introduces entrepreneurial values that strengthen workplaces. Last year, with the help of over 7,100 trained corporate and community volunteers, JA delivered over 20 various programs to almost 50,000 students in classrooms throughout Broward and south Palm Beach counties and at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion, a first-class facility housing JA BizTown and JA Finance Park. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit www.JASouthFlorida.org. Follow JA on social media @jasouthflorida.

About Kara Goldin
Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., best known for its award-winning Hint® water, the leading unsweetened flavored water. She has been named one of InStyle’s Badass 50, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Fortune’s Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink and EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Kara has successfully navigated the world of large companies and startups in many industries including media, tech and consumer products. In addition, she understands retail and direct to consumer well. She is an active speaker & writer and hosts the podcast The Kara Goldin Show where she interviews founders, entrepreneurs and other disruptors across various industries. Kara’s first book, Undaunted, published by Harper Leadership, was released in October 2020. She lives in the Bay Area. Follow Kara on all social handles @KaraGoldin

Pinecrest Gardens Presents JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl with Teen Piano Prodigy Joey Alexander 3/13/21

Pinecrest Gardens Presents JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl with Teen Piano Prodigy Joey Alexander
Saturday, 03/13/2021-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
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Cost: $15

Piano prodigy Joey Alexander is the next featured artist scheduled to perform at ‘JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl’ at Pinecrest Gardens. At just 17 years old, the young musician has countless accolades under his belt, including a solo performance at the 58th Grammy Awards and a White House performance for the Obamas alongside Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding, as well as an NPR Tiny Desk Concert and a Carnegie Hall debut.

Joining Alexander will be Ashley Pezzotti, a 24 year old graduate of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, whose jazz career is taking off. Pezzotti was the winner of the JazzMemes-hosted #WhatTheEllaChallenge, singing along to Alexander’s song, Someone to Watch Over Me. Pezzotti released her first studio album, We’ve Only Just Begun, in 2019.

Alexander’s upcoming virtual concert will broadcast live from the Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 13. The cost is $15 for an individual performance, with a generous portion of ticket sales being donated to World Central Kitchen. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pinecrestgardens.org/jazzaid.

United Way of Broward’s Women United to Host “Magnolia After Dark – Engines Off, Party On!” 4/29/21

United Way of Broward’s Women United to Host “Magnolia After Dark – Engines Off, Party On!”
Thursday, 04/29/2021-, 06:30 pm-10:00 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way,
Davie, Florida, 33314
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Cost: $50.00

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

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 celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Magnolia events with its in-person “Magnolia After Dark ― Engines Off, Party On!” on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

The event will feature a socially-distanced drive-in and women’s empowerment presentation all in one, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Oasis parking lot in Hollywood, Florida.

All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit United Way of Broward County as they tackle the most complex, critical challenges and create long-lasting positive change in our community.

Dominique Dawes, three-time Olympic gymnast, Olympic gold medalist, a member of the gold-medal-winning “Magnificent Seven” team, and the first Black gymnast to qualify for the Olympic games, will serve as the keynote speaker. She has served as the national spokesperson for the “Girl Power” campaign, which was a youth empowering initiative run by the Clinton administration. She focuses on issues that young people and women face today, such as developing positive self-esteem, incorporating fitness/wellness as part of a healthy lifestyle, and empowering girls to envision their dreams and ultimately reaching their full potential.

The outdoor “Magnolia After Dark ― Engines Off, Party On!” will be an in-person girls’ night out drive-in, with gates opening at 6:30 p.m. and programming taking place 7:30–10 p.m. on a stage. Participants are encouraged to bring “gal pals” of all ages and pack a cooler with food and drinks or enjoy a Teriyaki wok-style meal from Potions in Motion Catering. Social distancing will be observed on-site and all cars will be six feet apart.

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is syncing its light show, a series of orchestrated outdoor music and light shows showcasing the LED lights built into all sides of the Guitar Hotel, to the event.

Cathy Donnelly, director of Community Relations for the Castle Group, will be honored as the Woman of Inspiration. Jamie Hagar, employee health and benefits consultant for Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA), will be honored as the Woman of Promise.

Event co-chairs are Traci Miller of Miller Construction Company, and Nicole Villarroel of Olive & Judd, P.A. Rock With U will emcee the event. Also speaking will be Kathleen Cannon, president & CEO of United Way of Broward County; and Mary Beth Albritton, Ph.D., vice president of Major Gifts for United Way of Broward County.

Raffle items will include a weekend in Broward County with hotel stays and dining (one entry for $25 or five entries for $100), and a basket of fun excursions (one entry for $100).

“‘Magnolia After Dark ― Engines Off, Party On!’ is certain to be a spectacular, memorable event celebrating the 10th anniversary of Magnolia,” said Miller. “A safe, socially-distanced girls’ night out, it will be incredibly entertaining and feature speakers, a mesmerizing light show, optional food, and much more.”

“This year’s Magnolia event is truly special because amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a unique, exciting evening for all ages to enjoy, safely,” said Villarroel. “We are pleased to have event proceeds benefitting those who have been impacted this past year due to the pandemic and those who were in dire need before COVID-19.”

“We at United Way of Broward County’s Women United are thrilled to have Dominique Dawes speak in-person at this 10th Annual Magnolia event,” said Albritton. “From Olympic gold medalist to Broadway performer, to TV analyst, to president of the Women’s Sports Foundation, Ms. Dawes continues on a path to inspire, motivate and lead, something that our women value and implement into their daily lives.”

Celebrity Cruises and Consolidated Credit are serving as the event’s Title Sponsors. Corporate Partners are Diamond Chairman’s Circle Partners; JM Family Enterprises, Inc.; Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC; Consolidated Credit, and Publix Super Markets. The Gold Chairman’s Circle Partner is Broward Health, and the Diamond Corporate Partner is Celebrity Cruises. Gold Corporate Partners are Holman Enterprises, Memorial Healthcare Systems, Nova Southeastern University, and The Howland Group. Silver Corporate Partners are Castle Group, JPMorgan Chase & Co., UKG, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Wells Fargo and OffLeaseOnly.com. Events Sponsors are Durée & Company, Inc.; Health Trust Workforce Solutions; Miller Construction Company; Olive & Judd, P.A. and Right Management; and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. In-Kind Sponsors are; I LOV-ITT EVENTS, LLC. and Blue Truck Productions.

Sponsorships ranging from $5,000–$10,000 are available. Full-page ads in the digital event program are available for $600, and half-page ads for $400.
The cost to attend the event is $50 per person. To attend the event or become a sponsor, visit UnitedWayBroward.org/MagnoliaAfterDark, or for more information, contact Macey Markowitz, MA, CPCA at 954-294-4737 or email mmarkowitz@UnitedWayBroward.org.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is located at 1 Seminole Way, Davie, FL 33314.

*Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of Broward County is following all CDC guidelines including social distancing efforts and mandatory face masks for entry. The organization is monitoring updates from Broward County and public health officials and will continue to respond based on their guidelines.

All parking spaces will be 6 feet apart. Guests are encouraged to stay in their designated areas and attendants will be monitoring to ensure the safety of all guests. Event sponsors will have VIP parking in the front row of the stage. Restrooms will be available. Guests may choose to set up their own chairs outside of their cars or stay in their cars and listen to the program via the designated radio station.

About United Way of Broward County-
United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, nonprofit organization servicing Broward County for more than 80 years. United Way of Broward County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the community. United Way of Broward County is the catalyst for change and centerpiece of partnerships that unite the hearts, minds, and resources within the Broward community. For more information, visit www.UnitedWayBroward.org.

About United Way of Broward County’s Women United-
For over 15 years, United Way of Broward County’s Women United has been leading the charge and inspiring the change here in Broward County. This powerful network of philanthropic women confronts head-on the most critical issues facing the community. They are a diverse group bound together by their belief in each other, to United Way’s mission and to Broward County. For more information, visit www.unitedwaybroward.org/women-united.

BQE and New River Artist Cooperative Free Mini-quilt Expo to Benefit History Fort Lauderdale 7 3/5/21 – 3/7/21

BQE and New River Artist Cooperative Free Mini-quilt Expo to Benefit History Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 03/05/2021-03/07/2021, 10:00 am-03:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) has partnered with New River Artist Cooperative to host a Mini-quilt Expo fundraiser to benefit History Fort Lauderdale and the participating guilds of Broward Quilt Expo. The mini-quilts will be on display at History Fort Lauderdale’s New River Inn (231 SW 2nd Avenue) from Friday, March 5, through Sunday, March 7, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. On March 7, there will be an “Airing of the Quilts” featuring traditional and modern quilts adorning the New River Inn of History Fort Lauderdale and surrounding buildings. Each Quilt Guild will also have quilting fabrics, supplies and items for sale to benefit History Fort Lauderdale. Admission to Mini-quilt Expo fundraiser is free.

Each participating quilter has donated mini-quilts with a Florida theme that will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the respective organizations. The guilds being represented are South Florida Modern Quilt Guild, Coral Spring Quilters, East Sunrise Quilt Guild, Quilting in the Pines, Southern Stars, West Broward Quilters’ Guild, Ocean Waves Quilt Guild and Brian Fitzgerald – artist-in- residence at History Fort Lauderdale’s New River Artist Cooperative. Larger quilts will also be on display to show the community the craftmanship of quilting. BQE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the art of quilting and hosts the largest volunteer quilt expo in South Florida.

The New River Artist Cooperative is comprised of six artist-in-residence studios located on the third floor of the New River Inn. Artist-guided tours are available Monday through Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Visitors who attend the Mini-quilt Expo are encouraged to also visit History Fort Lauderdale’s museums. General admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under. Exhibits include the new “Beyond the Shimmering Waters: Everglades + Immokalee Photography,” “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” permanent exhibit which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information about the Mini-quilt Expo fundraiser, visit www.browardquiltexpo.com.

For tickets and 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.

VeritageMiami 2021 4/11/21

VeritageMiami 2021
Sunday, 04/11/2021-05/14/2021, 11:00 am-06:00 pm
Coral Gables Country Club
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida, 33131
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Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Event Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1SYll10 PviiquzSd3Mhk3uXGhzZWzlR9

Craft Beer Tasting: One of the most popular events, featuring top-notch local, regional and national craft breweries complemented by delicious bites from dozens of South Florida restaurants with the artsy, mural adorned Wynwood Walls and Wynwood Gardens as the backdrop.

· May 13, 2021, at Wynwood Walls
· 6 pm – 7:30 pm | 7:30 pm – 9pm

Farm to Fork with chef Michael Schwartz: Sunday brunch curated by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz reveling in South Florida’s culinary bounty in a celebration of farm-to-table sustainability, paired with exciting wines and a lively auction.

· April 11, 2021, at Coral Gables Country Club

· 11 am Reception | 12 pm Brunch

Interactive Dinner featuring Chef Adrianne Calvo: The ultimate good time awaits foodies at VeritageMiami Interactive Dinner with celebrity chef Adrianne Calvo guiding guests as they prepare a gourmet dinner à la carte, right at their table. Sponsors and guests will have the choice between participating in person or all virtual.

· May 14, 2021, at InterContinental Miami

· 6:30 pm Reception | 7:30 pm Interactive Dinner

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” Photography Exhibition Preview 3/3/21

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” Photography Exhibition Preview
Wednesday, 03/03/2021-, 05:30 pm-07:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

In honor of Women’s History Month, History Fort Lauderdale and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will present “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” a photography exhibition, March 4 -31. The exhibit, to be displayed at The Galleria (2414 East Sunrise Blvd), will showcase six prominent women of today who are proponents of change along with historical female predecessors who helped to pave the way for our community. A ticketed exhibition preview and recognition ceremony honoring the women of today and benefiting History Fort Lauderdale will take place on Wednesday, March 3, at 5:30 p.m., at The Galleria with support from Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants.

This engaging 40-image exhibit will celebrate the contributions of outstanding women of today including Kareen Boutros, executive director of Broward Workshop; Lori Chevy, market president of Bank of America; Heather Havericak, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital; Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Broward Community Foundation; Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Esq. of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLC and founder of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute.

Past pioneering women to be highlighted include Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, author and founder/publisher of the Seminole Tribune; Dr. Susie Holley, prominent philanthropist; Edee Green, award-winning journalist and one of the founders of Kids in Distress in Broward County; Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, prominent suffragette, first school teacher in Fort Lauderdale, philanthropist and part founder of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (now History Fort Lauderdale) and Easter Lily Gates, Broward County’s first woman president of the State Supervisors of Elections, among others.

A special recognition ceremony will honor the six local women of today on March 3 at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will be first to see the exhibition and enjoy a ceremony to individually recognize each honoree. Opening ceremony tickets are available at http://bit.ly/HFLWomenTrailblazers.

Sponsored by Broward Health Foundation, Broward Community Foundation, City & Shore Magazine, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors viewing the “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” exhibition at The Galleria, will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart.

For more information about “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Additional information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is available at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale or www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Pinecrest Gardens Presents JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl with Glenn Miller Orchestra 1/16/21

Pinecrest Gardens Presents JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl with Glenn Miller Orchestra
Saturday, 01/16/2021-, 08:00 pm-
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Cost: $15 OR $65/remaining 5 shows

Determined to keep the music alive this season, Pinecrest Gardens, South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park, is hosting ‘JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl’ to help feed America and bring jazz masters to the homes and hearts of viewers nationwide. The legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra is the next featured band scheduled to perform in the concert series, which will broadcast live from the acoustically magnificent Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, January 16. During the 2020-21 JazzAid Live concert season, jazz fans also can enjoy live-streamed performances by award-winning trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, acclaimed saxophonist, singer and composer Grace Kelly, child prodigy Joey Alexander, and multi-Grammy Award winning The Manhattan Transfer. The cost is $15 for an individual performance and $65 for the remaining five shows, with a generous portion of ticket sales being donated to World Central Kitchen. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pinecrestgardens.org/jazzaid.

Annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) Fundraiser 12/3/20

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Thursday, 12/03/2020-12/06/2020, 08:00 pm-
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Cost: Free (auction items’ prices vary)

The annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) fundraiser to financially support and bring awareness for ocean conservation is going virtual.

World-renowned artist, scientist, conservationist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey and his daughter, GHOF Project Manager Jessica Harvey, will broadcast from their home port of Grand Cayman, where they will take viewers on a tour through the year of GHOF research and education highlights and look back on Dr. Harvey’s lifetime of ocean conservation work. Viewers will get face to face with sharks, marlin and invited celebrity guests, including a special musical performance, all from the comfort of their own home.

Auction items will be available when the event kicks-off Dec. 3 at 8 pm EST through Sunday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. EST. The silent auction will feature original and reproduced Guy Harvey artwork, a fishing excursion with Dr. Harvey in the Cayman Islands, fishing trips to Panama and Costa Rica, jewelry for him and her, and other unique gift items just in time for the holidays. All of the proceeds from the evening benefit the GHOF’s ocean research and education efforts.

The annual fundraiser benefits the GHOF which conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The GHOF also funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem and educators helping to foster the next era of marine conservationists.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities and to make a donation visit GuyHarvey.com or e-mail GHOF@GuyHarvey.com.

Unity Through Art 12/3/20

Unity Through Art
Thursday, 12/03/2020-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
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Cost: $360

Hillel at FIU Presents ‘Unity Through Art,’ a virtual discussion taking place on December 3 from the home of Alan Kluger and Amy Dean, Founding member of Kluger Kaplan P.L., and Retired Judge, respectively. Moderated by Laura Raiffe, Alan and Amy will talk about art with renowned contemporary artists and curators, including Tschabalala Self, Xaviera Simmons, & David Castillo. A donation of $360 or more gives you a complimentary ticket to the virtual art discussion.

Hope for the Holidays 12/3/20

Hope for the Holidays
Thursday, 12/03/2020-, 05:00 pm-
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Cost: $20

Hope for the Holidays presented by JM Family Enterprises and Bank of America will bring you an exclusive experience of holiday “How-Tos” that you can do in the leisure of your own home. Join us for an evening of fun, do-it-yourself holiday activities, comprised of interior design tips, cocktails and cuisines, along with behind the scenes information on your local Red Cross. Proceeds will support our disaster response and relief efforts.

Rock the Ribbon with Chuck Panozzo of STYX and The Voice’s Laura Vivas at World AIDS Museum’s Official Kick-off at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/1/20

Rock the Ribbon with Chuck Panozzo of STYX and The Voice’s Laura Vivas at World AIDS Museum’s Official Kick-off at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 12/01/2020-, 08:30 am-10:00 am
The Galleria at Fort Lauderadle
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

Rocking a red ribbon not only completes any outfit; it shows everyone – especially people living with HIV and their families – your support. On Tuesday, December 1 at 8:30 a.m. The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center (WAM) will present the official kick-off to World AIDS Day, founded in 1988 and themed this year as Rock the Ribbon. Hosted by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, the event will feature special guests Chuck Panozzo, Styx rock band member, and Laura Vivas, recording artist and former contestant on The Voice.

World AIDS Museum will gather elected officials, fellow HIV-related agencies and other stakeholders. Attendees will embrace this community gathering with special performances by Laura Vivas and the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus under the direction of Gary Keating. DJ Aulden Brown will add his flair to rock the crowd.

Special guest Styx rock band member Chuck Panozzo will be one of the voices heard as to why this day is so important. Charles Salvatore “Chuck” Panozzo is an American musician best known as the bass player for the rock band Styx. A longtime member of Styx, he founded the group with his fraternal twin brother, drummer John Panozzo, who died in July 1996, and singer/keyboardist Dennis De Young. He toured part-time from 1999 to 2003, and currently tours with Styx on a regular basis.

Chuck Panozzo is openly gay and has been out since 2001. That year, he also announced that he is living with HIV, and has been involved in campaigning for AIDS awareness and gay rights. In 2006, he spoke with Frontiers for the first time about his decision to come out. The following year, he released his autobiography “The Grand Illusion: Love, Lies, and My Life with Styx.”

Laura Vivas will offer a live performance that will coincide with the rock theme. Her blind audition on NBC’s hit show The Voice, Season 3, resulted in a spot on Christina Aguilera’s team. A native of Puerto Rico, Vivas’ career began at age 18 singing back-up for local artists. Since 2007, she has been the lead singer and the lone female in a six-piece South Florida cover band called Re-Mix. She has opened for artists such as Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Bruce Hornsby and more.

The event, sponsored by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Seasons 52, Michael Murphy Photography and GPR | Goodman Public Relations, will be open to the public and take place outdoors under the covered valet parking entrance. Facial coverings will be required. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at www.worldaidsmuseum.org.

About World AIDS Museum and Educational Center
The World AIDS and Museum and Educational Center works to promote dialogue that eliminates HIV/AIDS stigma through education, artistic expression, and cultural programming. The organization was incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 2011, and the Museum facility opened to the public in May 2014. We provide prevention and education services to over 5,000 people per year in public and charter schools, community-based social services, detention facilities, and colleges and universities. The Museum includes a permanent exhibit, “The Chronology of HIV/AIDS,” and rotating smaller exhibits highlighting different aspects of the HIV epidemic worldwide. Special programs, including art exhibitions, films, and community dialogues, are offered throughout the year. For more information, call (954) 390-0550 or visit www.worldaidsmuseum.org.

About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations and touted as Fort Lauderdale’s most fashionable address, features a collection of popular retail and dining options. Macy’s, Dillard’s and H&M anchor the center which also is home to Altar’d State, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors and Pandora. Visitors can choose from a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and P.F. Chang’s. Blue Martini and Powerhouse Gym can also be found at The Galleria. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). More information about current and extended hours is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or by visiting www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Freedland Harwin Valori, PL Raising Funds for Annual Harvest Drive Through Dec. 1 11/17/20, 11/18/20, 11/19/20, 11/20/20, 11/21/20, 11/22/20, 11/23/20, 11/24/20, 11/25/20, 11/26/20, 11/27/20, 11/28/20, 11/29/20, 11/30/20, 12/1/20

Freedland Harwin Valori, PL Raising Funds for Annual Harvest Drive Through Dec. 1
Tuesday, 11/17/2020-12/01/2020, 12:00 am-
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Fort Lauderdale-based Freedland Harwin Valori, PL (FHV), along with the Rotary Club of Weston and Huntington Learning Center, are asking for the community’s support to raise funds for the annual Harvest Drive, which helps feed families in need. The organizations will be collecting funds through Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Constraints on food collection and volunteer involvement due to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to the need for help from the community, to ensure that families in need have food this holiday season. With a goal to provide 1,500 families with students in Broward County Public Schools two full bags of non-perishable groceries (40 pounds of food) and a $25 gift card, the organizations are asking for monetary donations of any amount.

Donations can be made via Venmo at @RotaryFeeds, CashApp at $WestonRotary, and PayPal at reho7@aol.com.

In addition to giving to a great cause, everyone who donates, regardless of the amount, will be entered in a raffle to win a $1,000 American Express gift card. To be entered in the raffle, donors simply need to email a screenshot of their donation to rotaryfeeds@gmail.com.

For more information about Harvest Drive, visit www.harvestdriveflorida.com.

Lips Annual Gospel Brunch & Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center 12/6/20

Lips Annual Gospel Brunch & Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Sunday, 12/06/2020-, 11:00 am-01:30 pm
Lips
1421 East Oakland Park Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33334
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Cost: Brunch is $24.95 per person plus an additional $10 cover charge that will go directly to Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, will host a not-your-ordinary Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) during its Drag-a-licious Gospel Brunch on Sunday, December 6, with two show seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped children’s toy to receive a free Lips’ World-Famous Frozen Cosmo during a future visit.

Attendees to this festive brunch will have two reasons to enjoy Lips show palace experience. One is to celebrate Lips’ show hostess, Nicolette’s birthday and the other is to support CDTC. Show goers will experience soulful and inspirational music performed by the ladies of Lips who will also serve Lips’ world-famous all-inclusive Sunday brunch with bottomless Bloody Marys, mimosas and Champagne.

Guests of Lips always enjoy the witty show hostesses and talented cast who serve up delicious food and entertainment as part of a well-orchestrated revue of past and present leading ladies. Lips is more drag-a-licious than ever with a popular menu of drag queen-inspired delicious salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts, plus a full-bar serving its world-famous frozen cosmos and other signature drinks.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 567-0987. Seating is limited due to social distancing requirements. Lips is CDC compliant and facial coverings are required upon entry. Brunch is $24.95 per person plus an additional $10 cover charge that will go directly to Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

About Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 12,000 children with special healthcare needs in Broward County, annually. As a facility of Broward Health, CDTC’s mission is to promote the optimal health and well-being of children with special healthcare needs by providing comprehensive prevention, intervention and treatment services within a medical home environment. CDTC is a nationally recognized center of excellence offering a unique system of care for infants, children and youth with chronic illnesses, disabilities and developmental delays. For information, visit childrensdiagnostic.com.

About Lips Fort Lauderdale
Six nights a week and every Sunday afternoon, Lips serves up delicious food and Las Vegas- style drag entertainment. Lips is the perfect place for a bachelorette party or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or even a divorce with an amazing cast of characters, including show hostesses Amanda Austin, Daisy Deadpetals, Nicolette, Nicole Halliwell and Velvet LeNore. The fun never ends at Lips, with sister locations in New York, San Diego, Atlanta and Chicago. Lips is located at 1421 East Oakland Park Blvd. in Oakland Park, about one-mile east of I-95. For more information about Lips, call (954) 567-0987 or visit www.lipsusa.com.

The Salvation Army of Broward County Seasonal Bell Ringers Job Fair 11/4/20

The Salvation Army of Broward County Seasonal Bell Ringers Job Fair on November 4
Wednesday, 11/04/2020-, 10:00 am-01:00 pm
The Salvation Army of Broward County – Community Center
100 SW 9th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

The Salvation Army of Broward County is seeking to fill 125 seasonal paid bell ringer positions at its Holiday 2020 Job Fair on November 4. South Florida residents with a positive outlook and an affinity for philanthropy and fun are encouraged to apply.

Synonymous with the Christmas season, “ringing the bell” at a Salvation Army Red Kettle has been a tradition since 1895. It’s not just about ringing a bell, however. All proceeds from the Kettle stay in Broward County and support the Salvation Army’s feeding, shelter and social service programs. Last year, the nonprofit organization raised more than $213,205 for the Greater Fort Lauderdale community.

The Job Fair screenings will comply with CDC-approved COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and applicants will be required to wear a mask. Bell Ringers will be selected for employment for the holiday period of November 13 – December 24.

The Red Kettle Bell Ringers program is only part of the nonprofit organization’s efforts to help those less fortunate. Last year’s Angel Tree Program secured and distributed more than 8,046 toys to 1,061 families with diminished resources. The Salvation Army is actively assisting thousands of residents-in-need through its Food Pantry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Thursday, trusted Army experts provide non-perishable items and other pantry goods to more hundreds of underserved families. The organization also provides meals-to-go services for the homeless, its residents and other impoverished individuals.

The Salvation Army is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to “meeting human needs without discrimination.” For more information or to make a donation, visit www.salvationarmyflorida.org/fortlauderdale or call (954) 524-6991. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/Browardsalvationarmy, on Instagram @salvationarmybroward and on Twitter @SalArmyBroward.

6th Annual Streets Smarts Self Defense Workshop 10/24/20

6th Annual Streets Smarts Self Defense Workshop
Saturday, 10/24/2020-, 12:00 pm-02:00 pm
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Cost: 40.00

COCONUT GROVE, Florida – Now, in its 6th year, Sensei Carol White hosts the highly anticipated and motivational Streets Smarts Ultimate Self Defense Workshop in the first ever online (via Zoom) and in-person (with limited capacity) inside the White Tiger and Dragon Martial Arts Academy facility located at 3051 SW 28th Street, Miami, FL 33133 on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 6:30 PM and Saturday, October 24th, 2020 at 12:00 PM.

When you attend the one-hour action packed class, you learn the basics in self defense tips and techniques; starting with how to protect and defend yourself from attackers either in a standing position and/or from the ground – where 90% of attacks end up. This dynamic course gives you the confidence to defend yourself and feel safe in an unsafe world during these unprecedented times.

Sponsored by White Tiger and Dragon Martial Arts, all of the proceeds will benefit the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove’s Human Trafficking Committee. The per person cost of the course is $40 each day. Can’t make it? You are encouraged to support the cause by sponsoring a known trafficked woman with an opportunity to attend one of the two courses.

You won’t want to miss this annual Street Smarts Ultimate Self Defense Workshop and hone your skills that everyone must know!

Second Annual Art + Stroll (Virtual) 11/12/20

Second Annual Art + Stroll (Virtual)
Thursday, 11/12/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm

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Cost: $25 – $50

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) and BBX Capital proudly present the 2nd Annual ART + STROLL, a one-of-a-kind event featuring an art exhibition and entertainment.

This year via Zoom, participants will virtually view the artwork, purchase fabulous art for their homes, offices or as a holiday gift, and enjoy entertainment by Face the Music Foundation and NYSW Jazz Lounge safely from home while supporting arts and culture.

Proceeds from sales of the artwork directly benefit BFA’s innovative programs and local artists. Tickets are limited and priced at $25 for the Zoom link only and $50 for the Zoom link and a swag bag filled with Hoffman’s Chocolates, a bottle of Prosecco and other special treats.

During the event, as an added bonus, all ticketholders have a chance to win such prizes as tickets for two on a Spirit Airlines flight, tickets for two on a JetBlue flight and a Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach staycation package.

For additional information, please visit bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll.

Spooktacular Bingo and Costume Contest Benefiting RMHC of South Florida 10/30/20

Spooktacular Bingo and Costume Contest Benefiting RMHC of South Florida
Friday, 10/30/2020-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm
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RMHC of South Florida and Miami Mom Collective invite you to the first-ever Spooktacular Bingo & Costume Contest on Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. This virtual event is open to all ages and will allow participants to join from the comfort of their home via zoom. This event will feature several exciting rounds of Bingo, prizes, surprise guests and a fun costume contest!
Register now to join the fun! You will receive an e-mail with your bingo cards and the costume contest rules.
*To register, you must be 18+, any child under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult on camera.

4th Annual Imagine Miami Luncheon 9/30/20

4th Annual Imagine Miami Luncheon
Wednesday, 09/30/2020-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: $25-100

The Imagine Miami Luncheon is Catalyst Miami’s annual fundraising luncheon, and one of the most fun events of the year! Typically hosted at a beautiful Miami restaurant with 200 new and old friends, this year’s luncheon will take place during a 1-hour virtual event on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 12 p.m. During this fundraising event, Nadege Green will be honored with the 2020 Community Catalyst Award. We’ll also hear a bolero performance by multi-Grammy winning musician, John Daversa, and have a special guest appearance by actor, climate activist, and three-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo.

The 2020 Community Catalyst Award honoree, Nadege Green, is Director of Community Research and Storytelling at the Community Justice Project. She worked as a journalist in Miami for just over 10 years investigating how local government policies and actions—both historical and contemporary—impact everyday people. Her work centers around using analysis, data and narratives from the directly impacted to address housing inequities, climate justice, gun violence and other pressing issues in Miami-Dade County that disproportionately impact black and brown communities. Green believes in the power of teaching community storytelling as a means to educate, problem-solve and heal. She is a frequent lecturer and speaker in academic and community settings around disparities in Miami-Dade, local history and race. Green is a recipient of the Ruth Shack Leadership Award and the Florida ACLU Gene Miller Voice of Freedom Award. She’s also the proud mom of two amazing boys, Noah and Jacob.

Thank you to the following sponsors for all their support in making this year’s event a reality: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Weil, BAC Florida Bank, BankUnited, Northern Trust, Bank of America, Dr. Loretta, Alliance Bernstein, Citi, Mary & Tim Casey, DLF Attorneys, Beach Haus, Charmel Maynard, the Jain & Lagoa Foundation at The Miami Foundation, VITAS Healthcare, Capital One, Crabtree & Auslander, Lalchandani Simon PL, Miami Medical Consultants, Jason & April Pizzo, and PICT (Public Interest Computer & Technology). And a special thank you to Miami-based artist Nate Dee, Colony & Comb, Buena Vista Candle Co., Sage & Balm, and BeLoved Box for providing your products to be a part of this year’s Care Package, available to all those participating in this year’s virtual luncheon.

Your ticket purchase will support our work to provide paths to economic mobility, create community-led change, and more. To learn more about how you can attend, sponsor, or participate in this event, visit: bit.ly/4thImagineMiami

Spread Love Fundraising Campaign 9/5/20 – 10/31/20

Spread Love Fundraising Campaign
Friday, 09/05/2020-10/31/2020, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free to browse; unframed prints priced at $100

Business for the Arts Broward (BFA), a not-for-profit organization that brings business leaders together to advocate for arts and culture, has announced the launch of the Spread Love fundraising campaign in partnership with world-renowned artist Cey Adams. Proceeds from sales of signed limited edition prints of Adams’ Love mural in Omaha, Neb. will benefit BFA, allowing the organization to continue to expand innovative programming.

Only 100 of the archival 24×18 prints are available from this legendary artist. Priced at $100 each, they can be ordered online at https://business-for-the-arts-of-broward.square.site/s/shop beginning September 1. An optional convenience fee of $150 is available for buyers who wish to purchase framed copies. Additionally, $25 raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win either the first print of the edition (1/100) or an exclusive “artist’s proof” print.

The campaign will run through October 31 or until stock is sold out.

Village of Pinecrest Announces Covid Relief Concert Series: JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl 10/17/20

Village of Pinecrest Announces Covid Relief Concert Series: JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl
Saturday, 10/17/2020-04/10/2021, 08:00 pm-
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Cost: $15/single performance; $100/8-show series

The Village of Pinecrest in Miami-Dade County, Florida is proud to present ‘JazzAid Live from the Banyan Bowl’ to both help feed America and bring jazz masters to the homes and hearts of viewers nationwide. JazzAid Live from the Banyan Bowl will be available via pay-per-view, livestream and kick off with a live performance by international superstar Jon Secada, broadcast from the acoustically magnificent Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Additionally, as part of the extraordinary eight-show concert series, jazz fans will enjoy performances by 10-time Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval, jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, the world-renowned Glenn Miller Orchestra, award-winning trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, acclaimed saxophonist, singer and composer Grace Kelly, child prodigy Joey Alexander, and multi-Grammy Award winning The Manhattan Transfer. The cost is $15 for an individual performance and $100 for the eight-show jazz series. A generous percentage of the proceeds from the COVID-19 relief fundraiser will go directly to World Central Kitchen by Chef José Andrés. To purchase tickets, visit www.pinecrestgardens.org/jazzaid

11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156

(305) 669-6990 or asperez@pinecrest-fl.gov

Conquer & Cure benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Conquer & Cure benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation with Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation 10/16/20

Conquer & Cure benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Conquer & Cure benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation with Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
Friday, 10/16/2020-, 07:00 pm-
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The Conquer and Cure experience is an excellent example of the power the IBD community has when we come together. Join us for a three-part virtual night out, in the comfort and safety of your own home, and help make an impact in the lives of people living with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Get your groove on as DJ Michael Sarysz and NBC’s Sheli Muniz take you on a journey for your senses! Enjoy a signature cocktail creation compliments of Fiola Miami, cook along with celebrity chef Nick DiGiovanni from Master Chef and sing the night away with special performances by two fabulous Broadway superstars from the award-winning shows Hamilton and Wicked. Presented by Entertainment LIVEstyle, you will be enchanted by a live vocal performance and Q&A featuring Ryan Vasquez as Alexander Hamilton and Lindsay Pearce as Elphaba from Wicked. Reserve an exclusive Party Kit now! It is guaranteed to elevate your experience. Act fast, quantities are limited!

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Virtual Third Annual Kettle Krush 5K September 19 – 26 9/19/20

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Virtual Third Annual Kettle Krush 5K September 19 – 26
Saturday, 09/19/2020-09/26/2020, 12:00 am-
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Cost: $10 for kids (ages 2 – 8), $20 per participant (18 and under) and $25 for registrants (19 and over). Team registration is $20 per person for teams of three or more.

in your own space to “krush” poverty and homelessness in Broward County! The Salvation Army of Broward County will go virtual for its rescheduled third annual Kettle Krush 5K, September 19 – 26, designed to raise awareness and funds for families in need. Registration is open, now, at tinyurl.com/BrowardKettleKrush2020.

The Salvation Army serves over 15,000 Broward County residents, every year, and more than 70% of its funding comes directly from the community – individuals, groups and businesses.

The race is named after The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettles which are staffed during the holidays to collect funds for families in need. Last year, The Salvation Army of Broward County raised $213,205 in just five short weeks in November and December. In addition to the Kettle Krush 5K and the holiday Red Kettle program, The Salvation Army of Broward County feeds hundreds of families through its annual free Thanksgiving meal initiative in partnership with The Cheesecake Factory, and distributes over 8,000 gifts to over 2,100 children though its Angel Trees and Holiday Toy Shop.

Registration fees for the third annual Kettle Krush Virtual 5K are $10 for kids (ages 2 – 8), $20 per participant (18 and under) and $25 for registrants (19 and over). Team registration is $20 per person for teams of three or more. The first 100 participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt. T-shirts can be picked-up, in advance, during a special drive-through at The Salvation Army of Broward Area Command, 1445 West Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale, on Wednesday, September 16 (3 – 7 p.m.), Thursday, September 17 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and Friday, September 18 (4 p.m. – 8 p.m.).
The virtual event will feature a live leader board link updated every two minutes with real-time tabulation of overall, gender and age group categories provided by AccuChipUSA, Inc. and awards will be given to runners within the “top 3” categories and age groups.

During the virtual race time window, The Salvation Army of Broward encourages participants to email selfies, photos or short videos of their personal race with the hashtag #BrowardKettleKrush2020 for consideration to be posted on the organization’s social media sites. Participants can also display their chosen racecourse by uploading maps from the following fitness app trackers: Strava, Garmin, Polar, MapMyRun, RunKeeper, MovesCount, EndoMondo and TomTom Sports (course maps will be publicly viewable).

The Salvation Army of Broward County Virtual Kettle Krush 5K is sponsored by FPL, Fast Printz, Forney Construction, Edd Helms Group, Acme Barricades and Bimbo Bakeries.

For more information or to pledge additional monetary and/or sponsorship support, please contact Robert Beasley at (954) 712-2480 or email Robert.beasley@uss.salvationarmy.org.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to “meeting human needs without discrimination.” Since 1926, The Salvation Army has been active in Broward County serving thousands of our most needy community members. Today, it offers a number of vital programs including its Economic Stability Program, the Open Door Project emergency shelter, a food pantry, transitional family housing, New Beginnings for pregnant homeless women and disaster services. For more information, visit www.salvationarmyflorida.org/fortlauderdale or call (954) 524-6991.

The Salvation Army of Broward County Stuff the Bus Virtual School Supplies Drive in Conjunction with Walmart 8/7/20, 8/8/20

The Salvation Army of Broward County Stuff the Bus Virtual School Supplies Drive in Conjunction with Walmart
Friday, 08/07/2020-08/08/2020, 10:00 am-09:00 pm
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Cost: No Entry Fee

The Salvation Army of Broward County will launch its first local Stuff the Bus Virtual School Supplies Drive in conjunction with Walmart. The drive will kick-off on Monday, August 3, and will offer generous supporters several ways to donate – via Walmart’s online registry, through the organization’s secure donation portal and via drop-offs. All supplies will be distributed to school-aged children in need in Broward County just in time for the start of the new school year on
The Salvation Army of Broward County is currently seeking a variety of supplies including pencils, pens, calculators, paper, folders, spiral notebooks, binders, colored markers, glue sticks and more.
Individuals and businesses seeking to donate to The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Stuff the Bus Virtual School Supplies Drive may purchase items securely through https://tinyurl.com/StuffTheBus2020 or visit the following Walmart locations to shop and drop-off:

• 4700 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City, FL 33330
• 2500 W. Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
• 6001 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33076

Monetary donations can be made directly via The Salvation Army’s secure website at https://give.salvationarmyflorida.org/browardschoolsupplies.

Supplies may also be shipped to or dropped off through August 17 at The Salvation Army of Broward headquarters at 1445 W. Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.

In addition to its school supplies drive, The Salvation Army of Broward County is feeding thousands of residents-in-need through its Food Pantry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Thursday, trusted Army experts provide non-perishable items and other pantry goods to more hundreds of underserved families. The organization also provides meals-to-go services for the homeless, its residents and other impoverished individuals.

For more information, contact Robert Beasley, The Salvation Army of Broward County, at (954) 712-2480 or via email at Robert.beasley@uss.salvationarmy.org.

ManyOne Can. Walk with Us to Cure Lupus presented by GSK. 9/12/20

ManyOne Can. Walk with Us to Cure Lupus presented by GSK.
Saturday, 09/12/2020-, 12:00 am-11:30 pm
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Cost: Donation Requested

The Lupus Research Alliance is excited to announce the reimagination of our ManyOne Can. Walk with Us to Cure Lupus presented by GSK. This celebratory Virtual Walk experience will unite the entire lupus community as never before – behind one goal, on one day – Saturday, September 12, 2020.

We hope you will join your friends, family, colleagues, and thousands more in the lupus community for this unified Virtual Walk event. It doesn’t matter how, or when you do it, or even where you do it. Walk and Fundraise Your Way! Use social media and other great tools all summer long.

So, let’s rally our collective energies and continue to support the LRA mission – funding research that changes the lives of people with lupus. 100% of all money raised for LRA goes to lupus research programs.

Sun Pours Daylong – The Sunny Project 8/31/20

Sun Pours Daylong – The Sunny Project
Sunday, 07/31/2020-08/31/2020, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
Miami Design District
151 NE 41st St. Suite 133,
Miami, Florida, 33137
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Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

The Sunny Project presents Sun Pours Daylong, a physical exhibition running alongside an online print sale of Florida photos by 22 Florida photographers. Each contributing photographer has selected a local racial and/or social justice organization, and 100 percent of the proceeds from their respective print sales will go to their chosen organization. All available photos will be displayed as part of the exhibition.

BrightStar Credit Union Back to School Drive 7/29/20

BrightStar Credit Union Back to School Drive
Monday, 07/29/2020-08/21/2020, 08:00 am-06:00 pm
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Due to the impact of COVID-19, Broward County’s largest back to school drive is going virtual and BrightStar Credit Union is one of this year’s proud participants. The virtual back to school drive is organized by the Broward Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of Broward County Public School students through the support of quality education.

Contributions will help provide an 18-piece basic school supply kit to every student in 112 Title I elementary schools in Broward County.

Donation options include:
Equip-A-Kid (1 student) for $10
Equip-A-Class (25 students) for $250
Equip-A-School (880 students) for $3,500
Each basic school supply kit is individually sealed for maximum safety.

For more information and to donate, people can visit https://browardedfoundation.org/BSCU/.

6th Annual Virtual Art and Soul is Extended Through August 31 6/1/20 – 8/31/20

6th Annual Virtual Art and Soul is Extended Through August 31
Monday, 06/01/2020-08/31/2020, 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Business for the Arts of Broward’s (BFA) 6th Annual Art & Soul event, which moved to a virtual format due to COVID-19 in May, has been extended for three more months. Art from local artists can now be purchased online through August 31.

Juried artwork sized at 12″ x 12″, 20” x 20” or 30” x 30” are specially priced from $200 to $500.

Since the virtual Art & Soul kicked off, several pieces of art have been sold including to buyers from California to New York.

Art & Soul is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to Art & Soul, including the free Arts Mean Business speaker series, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll.

The stage is set for Lips Fort Lauderdale to responsibly welcome back fans on Thursday 6/25/20

The stage is set for Lips Fort Lauderdale to responsibly welcome back fans
Thursday, 06/25/2020 – 07:00 pm –
Lips Fort Lauderdale
1421 E Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33334
Website
Cost: 30 for dinner and the show
ENFORCING SOCIAL DISTANCING: YES
ENFORCING MASK WEARING: YES
PROVIDING HAND SANITIZER: YES

Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, is excited to welcome the community back to the perfect place for any celebration when it officially reopens at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, in compliance with local and state COVID 19 guidelines. In the tradition of Lips, the incredible cast will sashay on stage, deliver delicious dining options and pour signature drinks from Thursday through Saturday nights and for Sunday Brunch, until further notice. Sales from the reopening night will benefit all Lips employees as they make their glamorous return.

“Lips is proud to reconnect with our loyal customers and welcome newcomers to experience our unique brand of dining and entertainment,” said Yvonne Lamé, Lips founder and co-owner. “We are extremely grateful for the support from this community over the past 12 years and we hope to continue celebrating special occasions and life for years to come.”

In keeping with the tradition of Lips’ nightly themed shows, the reopening will kick off with “Dinner with the Divas.” Lips’ talented cast of characters will impersonate past and present divas such as Cher, Pink, Donna Summer, Nikki Minaj and many others. Other theme nights include Game Night (Tuesday), Twisted Broadway (Wednesday), Glitz & Glam (Friday and Saturday), “Dinner with the Divas” (Thursday and Sunday) and Lips’ drag-a-licious Gospel Brunch (Sunday).

Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner from a popular drag-themed menu of salads, appetizers and entrees, including Chicken Marsala, Atlantic Salmon, Baby Back Ribs, Garden Vegetable Curry, Mushroom or Lobster Ravioli. Lips also offers a full bar serving its world-famous frozen cosmos and other tasty specialty drinks.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (954) 567-0987. Limited seating is available. Follow us on Facebook @LipsFTL and Instagram @lipsfla, or visit www.lipsusa.com for more information.

About Lips Fort Lauderdale
Six nights a week and every Sunday afternoon, Lips serves up delicious food and Las Vegas- style drag entertainment. Lips is the perfect place for a bachelorette party or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or even a divorce with an amazing cast of characters, including show hostesses Amanda Austin, Daisy Deadpetals, Nicolette, Nicole Halliwell, Twa La Rouge and Velvet LeNore. The fun never ends at Lips, with sister locations in New York, San Diego, Atlanta and Chicago. Lips is located at 1421 East Oakland Park Blvd. in Oakland Park, about one-mile east of I-95. For more information about Lips, call (954) 567-0987 or visit www.lipsusa.com.

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Third Annual Kettle Krush 5K 7/25/20

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Third Annual Kettle Krush 5K
Saturday, 07/25/2020 – 06:00 am – 10:00 am
Markham Park
16001 W. State Rd. 84
Sunrise Florida 33323
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Cost:

Run for a reason at The Salvation Army of Broward County’s third annual Kettle Krush 5K set for Saturday, July 25, from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m., at Markham Park (16001 W. State Rd. 84 in Sunrise). This annual “Christmas in July” summer fun run is a family event designed to raise money and awareness to “krush” poverty and homelessness in Broward County. The racecourse will be timed by AccuChipUSA, Inc. and awards will be given to runners within the “top 3” categories and age groups. A FREE race t-shirt will be given to all registrants.

The Salvation Army serves over 15,000 Broward County residents, every year, and more than 70% of its funding comes directly from the community – individuals, groups and businesses.

The race is named after The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettles which are staffed during the holidays to collect funds for families in need. Last year, The Salvation Army of Broward County raised $213,205 in just five short weeks in November and December. In addition to the Kettle Krush 5K and the holiday Red Kettle program, The Salvation Army of Broward County feeds hundreds of families through its annual free Thanksgiving meal initiative in partnership with The Cheesecake Factory, and distributes over 8,000 gifts to over 2,100 children though its Angel Trees and Holiday Toy Shop.

Advance registration fees for the Kettle Krush 5K are $10 for kids ages 2 – 8 (100 m – Kid’s Fun Run), $20 per participant 18 and under and $25 for registrants 19 and over. A month prior to the event, prices will increase. Individuals and teams can sign-up at https://tinyurl.com/KettleKrush2020.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please call Alyse Gossman at (954) 712-2431 or email alyse.gossman@uss.salvationarmy.org.

6th Annual Art & Soul Goes Virtual 5/1/20 – 5/31/20

6th Annual Art & Soul Goes Virtual
Friday, 05/01/2020 – 05/31/2020 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
BFA's Website (Virtual Event)

Florida
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) has moved the 6th Annual Art & Soul to a virtual event for the community to support the arts and artists in our community.

Juried artwork sized at 12″ x 12″, 20” x 20” or 30” x 30” are specially priced from $200 to $500.

Art & Soul is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to Art & Soul, including the free Arts Mean Business speaker series, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll.

11th Annual Blue Martini Golf Invitational Benefiting A Prom to Remember at Fort Lauderdale Country Club 3/23/20

11th Annual Blue Martini Golf Invitational Benefiting A Prom to Remember at Fort Lauderdale Country Club
Monday, 03/23/2020 – 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale Country Club
415 Country club Circle,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33317
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Cost: $400 per person

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale will host its 11th annual Golf Invitational to benefit A Prom to Remember on Monday, March 23, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., at Fort Lauderdale Country Club, the oldest private country club in Broward County. A Prom to Remember is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the ultimate prom experience for teens who have been affected by cancer, at no-cost to their families.

Funds from this tournament will help to create this year’s prom on May 8 at the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. Over 200 teens will experience an unforgettable night with Miami Dolphin players, Miami Heat and Miami Hurricane cheerleaders/dancers along with local celebrities, DJs and more.

The tournament format consists of registration and lunch at 11 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start for a four-person scramble. A silent auction with luxury items awards ceremony and dinner will be held at 6 p.m. This will be the first charitable tournament to be held on Fort Lauderdale Country Club’s newly renovated North Course.

The North Course project, overseen by Kipp Schulties, principal architect of Kipp Schulties Golf Design (KSGD), underwent an extensive renovation including replacement of the greens and the provision of tees between 4,800 yards and 7,100 yards, making the course more enjoyable for both men and women of all abilities. The upgrades created an elevated level of excitement for members adding to the facility’s 18-Hole, Par 72 South Course which was built in 1926, remodeled twice and is often home to many corporate and non-profit events, annually.

In the Broward County area, which has numerous golf courses, Fort Lauderdale Country Club is a select private club that offers 36-holes of manicured championship golf in a forested park-like setting. Visually, the Club is truly a unique oasis as fairways are lined with stately native trees and colorful beds of flowers, as opposed to houses.

The Blue Martini Golf Invitational at Fort Lauderdale Country Club is also sponsored by Cheney Brothers, Daoud’s Fine Jewelry, WSVN and Ultimate Software.

The golf fee to participate in the 11th Annual Blue Martini is $400 per person or $1,600 for a Corporate Sponsorship foursome which includes a tee or a green sign and company recognition. Fees includes lunch, greens fees and golf cart, a golfer’s gift bag, day-of-event contests, on-course beverages and the awards dinner and ceremony. Golf club rentals are available for an additional fee. Registration is required by visiting http://bit.ly/APTRGolfTourney2020 or by calling 877-385-7766.

For additional sponsorship opportunities and more information, please email info@apromtoremember.org.

Rhythm and Flow Yoga and Live Drumming 3/12/20

Rhythm and Flow Yoga and Live Drumming
Thursday, 03/12/2020 – 05:30 pm –
The Trump Spa at Trump National Doral
8755 NW 36 Street,
Doral, Florida 33178
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Cost: A $15 donation benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is appreciated.

Join us for a special night of yoga and live music, featuring local musicians from Rhythms of Unity at Trump National Doral Miami’s Trump Spa.  Enjoy an hour-long live drumming session and a guided yoga class at sunset, followed by complimentary paella tastings by Bulla Gastrobar accompanied by Jnsq. wines. An exclusive, members-only raffle will be held for all in attendance to receive a 60-minute Fire & Ice Massage.

The event is scheduled to take place at the *spa lawn and please bring your own yoga mat. Registration begins at 5:30 pm and the event begins at 6:00 pm. For more information or to reserve a spot, please call 305-717-6303.

A $15 donation benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is appreciated.
 
*May be relocated due to availability.  

Lips’ “Night of Stars” is the Official SMART Ride Kick-Off Fundraiser 3/5/20

Lips’ “Night of Stars” is the Official SMART Ride Kick-Off Fundraiser
Thursday, 03/05/2020 – 07:00 pm –
Lips Fort Lauderdale
1421 E Oakland Park Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334
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Cost: $50- $75

Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, will once again present “A Night of Stars,” as the official kick-off fundraiser for the annual SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride 2020), a 165 Mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West planned for this November.

Five celebrity guest servers will be dishing out great food and fun alongside Lips’ very own cast of characters as SMART Ride supporters are dazzled by divas. Chosen for their commitment to the annual bicycling event, Austin Bergman, Rene Cantu, Jeff Honour, Robert Moelius and Carol Moran will camp it up table by table to earn extra tips for the cause.

Lips will present it popular divas impersonator show with witty mistress of ceremonies Nicolette, who regularly hosts every Thursday and Friday nights plus Sunday brunches. Lips leading ladies will entertain as Aretha Franklin, Reba McEntire, Rihanna and Pink with a special guest appearance by Michael Dean as Cher.

Reservations are required for Lips’ “A Night of Stars” to benefit SMART Ride. Tickets are $50 per person, which includes a three-course dinner with soft drinks, gratuity and the show cover charge. A $75 VIP level enjoys the same, plus premium seating and one complimentary drink.

To reserve your seats for Lips’ “A Night of Stars” in support of SMART Ride, please call SMART Ride at (866) 696-7701 or visit www.thesmartride.org/product.stars2019/.

Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala 3/14/20

Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala
Saturday, 03/14/2020 – 07:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Mandarin Oriental Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $450.00

Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala on Saturday, March 14th at the Mandarin Oriental Miami with a cocktail hour beginning at 7 PM filled with curated hors d’oeuvres. Enjoy a glamorous black tie evening of champagne and a seated dinner, followed with a live auction sponsored by the Bal Harbour Shops where all proceeds will benefit scholarships and mentors for the Women of Tomorrow organization.
It will truly be a night to remember and we hope to see you there!
Please note this is a ticketed event. Purchase tickets here: https://45898.thankyou4caring.org/pages/2020AnnualGala

International Women’s Day: Breathe, Brunch, and Beats 3/8/20

International Women’s Day: Breathe, Brunch, and Beats
Sunday, 03/08/2020 – 03/08/2020 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach,
Miami, Florida 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: 60

On March 8th, pass by 1 Hotel South Beach from 12:00PM – 3:00 PM to celebrate International Women’s Day with yoga, brunch, and live beats! This event will be co-hosted with Haute Living Magazine. The yoga portion of the event will be hosted at Anatomy by yoga instructor Sandy who will be teaching a powerful Vinyasa flow. After yoga, swing by Habitat for a light brunch, that will include a welcome cocktail, a healthy brunch display, and a choice of 2 glasses of Font Freye Rosé, Frosé, or a Specialty cocktail. After brunch there will be an animal spirit card reading. Moreover,The Breathe, Brunch & Beats event will provide live beats by female DJ, Pam Jones. Tickets for this event run for $60 and a percentage of the ticket proceeds will be donated to Lotus House Women’s Shelter.

FHV Legal Rotary Golf Classic benefiting the Rotary Club of Weston Scholarship Fund 4/17/20

FHV Legal Rotary Golf Classic benefiting the Rotary Club of Weston Scholarship Fund
Friday, 04/17/2020 – 06:30 am – 02:00 pm
The Club at Weston Hills
2600 Country Club Way,
Weston, Florida 33332
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Cost: $100

Fort Lauderdale-based Freedland Harwin Valori, PL, (FHV) a consumer justice law firm, is serving as the Title Sponsor of the 33rd annual FHVLegal.com Rotary Golf Classic benefiting the Rotary Club of Weston scholarship fund at The Club at Weston Hills. This is the 13th consecutive year that FHV is serving as the Title Sponsor of the event. Longtime Weston resident Michael Freedland, Esq., founding partner of the Freedland Harwin Valori, PL, is leading the sponsorship. He is a former president of the Rotary Club of Weston and has chaired the event for many years.

The golf tournament includes a continental breakfast, breakfast burrito bar, awards luncheon banquet/open bar, complimentary on-course beverages, green fees, use of shared golf cart, official tournament golf ball, practice range and putting green, foursome photo, bag service, official FHVLegal.com Golf Classic golf shirt, and over $100 worth of merchandise per golfer.

To date, the event has raised approximately $1.5 million in scholarships for the Rotary Club of Weston scholarship fund, which supports local high school seniors who are attending college. One hundred percent of net tournament proceeds go toward the scholarships, presented to outstanding seniors from Cypress Bay High School, Western High School, The Sagemont School and HANDY.

This year, the cocktail reception will be held at the Drawdown event on April 16 at The Club at Weston Hills. Approximately 400 guests are expected at the event, which will feature an array of drinks, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment; a $10,000 raffle, silent auction and much more.

When:
Thursday, April 16: Cocktail Reception & Drawdown
6:30 p.m.: Welcome
7 p.m.: Drawdown
8 p.m.: Live Auction
8:30 p.m.: $5,000 Raffle

Friday, April 17: Golf Tournament
6:30 a.m.: Registration & breakfast
8:00 a.m.: Driving range closes
8:15 a.m.: Shotgun starts
1 p.m.: Awards banquet

Where:
The Club at Weston Hills
2600 Country Club Way, Weston, FL 33332

Why:
To support the local community in raising funds that will go towards the Rotary Club of Weston’s scholarship program, and offer an enjoyable day of golf, as well as a cocktail reception.

Cost:
Individual Golfer: $600 (one tournament golfer, one ticket to the Tournament’s Awards Luncheon, two tickets to the drawdown and cocktail event)

Tournament Awards Luncheon (Non Golfers): $100 (one ticket to the Tournament’s Awards Luncheon)

Additional sponsorship packages are available and can be found at www.westonrotarygolf.com.

How:
Visit westonrotarygolf.com to sign up and for more information. If you have any additional questions, please email golf@westonrotary.com.

About Freedland Harwin Valori, PL
Freedland Harwin Valori, PL is a consumer justice law firm that has been involved in some of the nation’s most significant litigation. Its practice areas include medical malpractice, defective drugs and medical devices, nursing home negligence, birth injury, auto accidents, and premises liability. Freedland Harwin Valori’s main office is located at 110 SE 6th Street, #2300, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Its Weston office is located at 2400 N. Commerce Parkway, #109, Weston, FL 33326. To reach Freedland Harwin Valori, call (954) 467-6400. For more information, visit www.fhvlegal.com.

Leap Over Cancer 2/29/20

Leap Over Cancer
Saturday, 02/29/2020 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Tap 42 Coral Springs
8300 NW 36th St,
Doral, Florida 33166
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Cost:

Leap over Cancer at Tap 42 this Saturday, February 29! This leap day, Tap 42 is partnering with The Dolphins Cancer Challenge to conquer cancer and give support to those who have been affected by it. For every Bottomless Brunch sold from 11 am to 3 pm at all Tap 42 locations, $5 will be donated to the charity organization. The $25 Bottomless Brunch includes, bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Funky Buddha Floridian & 42 Hazy Daze.

Leap Over Cancer 2/29/20

Leap Over Cancer
Saturday, 02/29/2020 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Tap 42 Doral
3535 NW 83rd Ave,
Doral, Florida 33122
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Cost:

Leap over Cancer at Tap 42 this Saturday, February 29! This leap day, Tap 42 is partnering with The Dolphins Cancer Challenge to conquer cancer and give support to those who have been affected by it. For every Bottomless Brunch sold from 11 am to 3 pm at all Tap 42 locations, $5 will be donated to the charity organization. The $25 Bottomless Brunch includes, bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Funky Buddha Floridian & 42 Hazy Daze.

Leap Over Cancer 2/29/20

Leap Over Cancer
Saturday, 02/29/2020 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale
1411 South Andrews Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33166
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Cost:

Leap over Cancer at Tap 42 this Saturday, February 29! This leap day, Tap 42 is partnering with The Dolphins Cancer Challenge to conquer cancer and give support to those who have been affected by it. For every Bottomless Brunch sold from 11 am to 3 pm at all Tap 42 locations, $5 will be donated to the charity organization. The $25 Bottomless Brunch includes, bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Funky Buddha Floridian & 42 Hazy Daze.

Leap Over Cancer 2/29/20

Leap Over Cancer
Saturday, 02/29/2020 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Tap 42 Aventura
19565 Biscayne Blvd,
Aventura, Florida 33180
Website
Cost: $0 – $25

Leap over Cancer at Tap 42 this Saturday, February 29! This leap day, Tap 42 is partnering with The Dolphins Cancer Challenge to conquer cancer and give support to those who have been affected by it. For every Bottomless Brunch sold from 11 am to 3 pm at all Tap 42 locations, $5 will be donated to the charity organization. The $25 Bottomless Brunch includes, bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Funky Buddha Floridian & 42 Hazy Daze.

Orphans World-Wide Black-Tie Fundraiser 3/14/20

Orphans World-Wide Black-Tie Fundraiser
Saturday, 03/14/2020 – 06:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Eden Roc Hotel
4525 Collins Ave,,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
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Cost: 250

Orphans Worldwide Organization cordially invites you to attend our first fundraising event to celebrate 35 years of service to humanity, March 14 from 6 PM to midnight. Enjoy an Exceptional Evening of Elegance, Black Tie Fundraising event in the heart of Miami Beach in the Luxurious Eden Roc Hotel. Come and celebrate 35 years of service to humanity and enjoy this all-inclusive Gala with premium open bar and international entertainment with José Fajardo Jr and his orchestra, silent and live auction, media and much more.

Orphans World Wide is a Global Charity organization that has been saving the lives of children around the world for over three decades with the sole financial support of one family. Orphans Worldwide (Orphans Global) is a globally recognized organization, which travels across the globe and finds the most vulnerable and abandoned children to provide care without any boundaries or restrictions. Their love and giving have no limit. Race, color, religion, and nationality do not affect the quality of care they provide. The OWW organization provides food, clothing, shoes, toys, hygiene supplies for young teenage girls, and school supplies, along with medical and surgical care. Hence, the one family that has been funding the entire organization without receiving any donations has decided to spread their wings to one million more children for the next 5 years. To achieve this goal, they would need the support of many more people than the supporting 6 siblings. The love and hope that the one family had implanted in thousands of children worldwide, can be spread to millions more with your help and support. Please help us “Change the world, one life at a time.”

Full particulars may be found, and reservations made, at http://orphansglobal.org/. For donations call us at (305) 788-5078.

Funding Arts Broward Spring Luncheon to Feature Miami City Ballet’s Lourdes Lopez at Broward Center for the Performing Arts 3/10/20

Funding Arts Broward Spring Luncheon to Feature Miami City Ballet’s Lourdes Lopez at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, 03/10/2020 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $55 per person

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a nonprofit volunteer-based arts organization committed to supporting, sustaining and enriching the arts in Broward County, will present its Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 10, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The luncheon will feature special guest speaker Lourdes Lopez, artistic director of Miami City Ballet. A Q & A with the company’s dancers will follow the presentation.
Lourdes Lopez was recently named one of “The Most Influential People in Dance Today” by Dance magazine. She became artistic director of Miami City Ballet in 2012, bringing with her a nearly 40-year career in dance, television, teaching and arts management. Under Lopez’s direction, Miami City Ballet has become one of the country’s premier ballet companies.

As a soloist and principal dancer with New York City Ballet, Lopez danced for two legends of the art form, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Lopez is a former WNBC-TV cultural arts reporter and senior faculty member and director of student placement, student evaluation and curriculum planning at New York’s Ballet Academy East. She served on the dance faculty of Barnard College and guest taught at numerous dance institutions and festivals in the United States. In 2002, she became the executive director of the George Balanchine Foundation, and subsequently co-founded The Cuban Artists Fund, which supports Cuban and Cuban-American artists in their endeavors. In 2007 she received an award from the American Immigration Law Foundation honoring Cuban Americans for their accomplishments and contributions to American society. Lopez also co-founded Morphoses with Christopher Wheeldon in 2007 — a New York-based dance company aiming to revitalize dance through innovative collaborations with important artists from the worlds of music, visual arts, design, film and fashion; and by inviting younger and broader audiences to engage in and actively experience dance.

In 2014 Lopez was elected to serve on the Ford Foundation’s board of trustees, marking the first time an artist was elected to serve on its board and in 2011, she received the prestigious Jerome Robbins Award for her years in dance. She has served as a dance panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts.

FAB! Spring Luncheon tickets are $55 (members and non-members). To purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/FABSpringLunch2020. To learn more about FAB! including how to become a member or support the arts, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

About Funding Arts Broward (FAB!)
Funding Arts Broward, (FAB!) is a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, Florida. FAB!’s mission is to enrich the local community by funding programming for Broward County-based visual and performing arts organizations. Since its inception in 2003, the organization has granted more than $3.3 million to local visual and performing arts programming. More information about FAB! can be found at www.fundingartsbroward.org.

10th Anniversary Ultimate Software presents the Salah Foundation & UBS Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k brought to you by Memorial Healthcare System 4/26/20

10th Anniversary Ultimate Software presents the Salah Foundation & UBS Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k brought to you by Memorial Healthcare System
Sunday, 04/26/2020 – 06:00 am – 10:00 am
Huizenga Plaza
32 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: 5K Runner Adult & Youth: $25 until 3/28/20 at 6 p.m. $35 after Walker Adult: $25 until 3/28/20 at 6 p.m. $30 after Walker Youth (ages 5-18): $20 until 3/28/20 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 3/28/20 at 6 p.m. $30 after Virtual Walker Youth (ages 5 – 18): $20 until 3/28/20 at 6 p.m. $25 after

Who/What:
Thousands of walkers and runners will make strides in the ongoing fight against drunk driving during the 10th Anniversary Ultimate Software presents the Salah Foundation & UBS Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k brought to you by Memorial Healthcare System on Sunday, April 26. This event is MADD Broward County’s annual signature fundraising event in support of its mission to end drunk driving. Walk Like MADD events take place in over 90 cities across 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 dignitaries including Founder and Volunteer Chairperson Heather Geronemus, MADD CEO Adam Vanek, and honorary chairs Matthew ‘Whiz’ Buckley and Major Robert Chandler.

Since it was established in 2011, this event has raised over $2 million that stays in our community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving, making it the most successful grassroots fundraiser in the history of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. All event proceeds benefit MADD Broward & Palm Beach’s community education, victim support services and youth programs.

“Drunk driving is still the largest traffic safety crisis in America and this event helps raise awareness and funds so that we can see a future with no more victims,” said Geronemus, 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. “We are thankful for this community that has supported Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k over the past ten years.”
Event sponsors include Signature Sponsor Ultimate Software; Title Sponsors Salah Foundation and UBS; Presenting Sponsor Memorial Healthcare System; State Safety Champion Sponsor Alert Today Florida; Road Guardian Sponsors Aetna, Broward Sheriff’s Foundation and Weinstein Law; Corporate Champion Sponsors BBX Capital, La Croix, Office Depot, OnPoint and SaferWatch; Spotlight Sponsors AAA, The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, Broward College, Crowe, Greenspoon Marder and Westway Towing; In-Kind Sponsor Hoffman’s Chocolates.

Registration: 6–7 a.m.
Event time: 7:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Race start time: 7:30 a.m.
Children’s 100m MADD Dash start time: 9 a.m.

To register for the 10th Anniversary Ultimate Software presents the Salah Foundation & UBS Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k brought to you by Memorial Healthcare System, 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.

25th Annual History Fort Lauderdale History Makers Fundraiser Honoring The Denison Family & Marine Industries Association of South Florida 3/31/20

25th Annual History Fort Lauderdale History Makers Fundraiser Honoring The Denison Family & Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Tuesday, 03/31/2020 – 06:00 pm –
Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina
2301 SE 17th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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Cost: $100

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will host its 25th annual History Makers fundraiser on Tuesday, March 31, at 6 p.m., at the Superyacht Pavilion facility on the south grounds of Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina (2301 SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale). This year’s honorees are The Denison Family (Broward Marine), Broward County yachting industry forerunners, who will receive a History Makers Pioneer Family Award and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), which will be honored with a Legacy Business Award for its 60 years of industry and service at the event that commends individuals and companies who have made an impact on the growth of the City of Fort Lauderdale. Previous History Maker honorees have included The Forman Family, “Alligator Ron” Bergeron, City Commissioner Steven Glassman, developer Dev Motwani, H. Wayne Huizenga, Chris Evert and Jimmy Evert, The Sun-Sentinel, Winterfest and Susan and Buddy Lochrie.

The Denison’s company, Broward Marine, and its workforce, were largely responsible for much of the marine industry that developed over the course of their 50 years of yacht construction that started on the south fork of the New River in Fort Lauderdale. In 1948, on their honeymoon, Frank and Gertrude Denison decided to buy a boat yard on the New River and shortly, thereafter, became the largest employer in Broward County, as well as the largest defense contractor in Florida. The contracts they secured for the construction of US Navy minesweepers during this time period led to the construction of large motor yachts. The Denison’s yachting business, launched in the early 1950s with the construction of the largest yacht built in the US, post WWII, the ALISA V, eventually led them to become most prolific large yacht builder in the world in 1993. The first of only two yacht builders in the US to have received this recognition.

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) is the largest marine trade organization in the Southeast United States dedicated to promoting, protecting, and growing the 111,000 middle class jobs in Broward County and 142,000 jobs regionally in marine businesses promoting boating lifestyles from family cruising and fishing to yachts and the goods and services that sustain them, driving the economic output to $8.9 billion in Broward County and $12 billion regionally. Created in 1961, the nonprofit trade group is focused on the sound growth of the marine industry in the South Florida Region to benefit its members, their customers, communities and the environment. The Association has over 500 members in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties and is the owner of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Through the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, advocacy efforts, programs and services of MIASF have combined to raise the professionalism of the industry and awareness of its impact and contributions by the public, elected, and regulatory officials at the local, state, and federal levels. Members have fostered a reputation for the region to be known as the goods and service center of the world for the yachting and marine community.

This year’s event will also celebrate the city’s 109th birthday with cocktails, food stations and entertainment.

Tickets for this year’s 25th anniversary History Makers fundraiser are $100 (online service charges not included) and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/HFLHistoryMakers2020 or via email at info@flhc.org. Tickets are 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.

Vibes For The Islands 3/28/20

Vibes For The Islands
Saturday, 03/28/2020 – 08:00 pm – 02:00 am
ToeJam Backlot
150 NW 21st St,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: $35-$80

This March, the Sandals Foundation alongside The Coca-Cola Company is bringing their annual concert from the Caribbean to the states with their 4th annual live concert, featuring special guests Protoje & The Indiggnation, Agent Sasco and The Sound Agents and DJs Dutty Dex and Richie D.
All net proceeds raised from this event will support a rebuilding project for the children in the Northern Bahamas.
The event will take place on March 28, 2020 at Toejam Backlot in the Miami’s Wynwood Art District from 8pm to 2am.
For more information on how you can help out please contact the Sandals Foundation at foundation@grp.sandals.com

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services to Host Disco Nights Gala 4/18/20

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services to Host Disco Nights Gala
Saturday, 04/18/2020 – 04/18/2020 07:30 pm – 12:00 am
JW Mariott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: Visit our event website to learn more about our sponsorships and ticket purchases.

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Inc., the only 24-hour emergency shelter for children in crisis ages 10-17, invites you to attend Disco Nights Gala presented by Ryder System, Inc. and PepsiCo on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Miami Bridge’s annual signature fundraising event celebrates the organization’s community outreach programs and services that promote positive youth development as well as strengthen and support families in need.

This year’s theme will be “Disco Nights.” Enjoy delicious food and a special performance by “Lime,” the Canadian Hi-NRG, electronic/ dance/ pop band from Quebec who has produced internationally popular disco hits. Guests will enjoy the feel of a true discothèque complete with an LED dance floor, photo booth station, roller skater entertainers, and “Studio 2020” VIP area. Mingle among the gala’s top-tier sponsors like TD Bank, Coastal Construction Company, The Law Offices of Nicole M. Kennedy, GrayRobinson, P.A., and many more.

Art of the Party Presented by Valentino 3/7/2020

Art of the Party Presented by Valentino
Saturday, 03/07/2020 – 09:30 pm – 12:30 am
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: 150

Pérez Art Museum Miami’s largest fundraiser of the year, conceptualized by Lee Brian Schrager, features unique experiences that showcase the world-class museum’s signature architecture and celebrates Miami.

Join us for a late night dance party under the stars on the waterfront promenade, enjoying cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres, and decadent desserts.

Event proceeds help fund Pérez Art Museum Miami’s educational and outreach programs.

CREW Miami’s Inaugural Golf Tournament 3/6/20

CREW Miami’s Inaugural Golf Tournament
Friday, 03/06/2020 – 10:30 am – 07:30 pm
Melreese Golf Country Club
1802 NW 37th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33125
RSVP / Register
Cost:

All are invited to join CREW Miami’s (Commercial Real Estate Women Miami) for its inaugural Golf Tournament! In honor of International Women’s Day, part of the proceeds will go to The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade.

Enjoy a day of networking and entertainment followed by dinner at the beautiful Melreese Golf Country Club in Coral Gables. Invite clients and partners to create a foursome or join as an individual golfer to create new connections. Golf Clinic and dinner-only options are also available. Check CREW Miami’s website for full details.

Schedule:
10:30 – 11:30 AM: Golfer Registration
Noon – 5:30 PM: Shotgun Start
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Clinic Registration
3:00 – 4:30 PM: Clinic
5:30 – 7:30 PM: Dinner

Registration:
Foursome Package – $1,000
Foursome Package & Hole Sponsorship – $1,300
Individual Golfer – $250
Clinic & Dinner Package – $125
Clinic Only – $75
Dinner Only – $75
Golf Club Rental – $60 per set, limited quantities available
Registration ends Monday, March 2nd

Miami Take Steps Walk 4/25/20

Miami Take Steps Walk
Saturday, 04/25/2020 – 09:30 am – 12:00 pm
Maurice A. Ferré Park
1075 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost:

Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis is the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. Join us at Maurice A. Ferré Park as we walk to raise crucial research dollars for the 3.1 million of people fighting Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. 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 family & friends too!

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

2020 Miss Cuba U.S. & Señorita Cuba 2/28/20

2020 Miss Cuba U.S. & Señorita Cuba
Friday, 02/28/2020 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Teatro de Bellas Artes
2173 Southwest 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Website
Cost: $25

2020 Miss Cuba U.S. & Senorita Cuba Pageant Final Gala
The second edition of Miss Cuba US will take place on Friday February 28, 2020 at Teatro de Bellas Artes. Contestants will compete in Opening Number, Swimwear, Creative Fashion Wear, and Evening Gown. The winners will have numerous of appearances throughout the year with charitable causes, photo shoots, fashion shows, and red carpet events and have the chance to advance to compete in a national and international level competitions.
La segunda edición de Miss Cuba US tendrá lugar el viernes 28 de Febrero de 2020 en el Teatro de Bellas Artes. Los concursantes competirán en número de apertura, traje de baño, moda creativa y traje de noche. Los ganadores tendrán numerosas apariciones a lo largo del año con causas benéficas, sesiones de fotos, desfiles de moda y eventos de alfombra roja y tendrán la oportunidad de avanzar para competir en competiciones de nivel nacional e internacional.
For more information you can visit the websites at www.misscubaus.com contact the director Fatima Coello at 305-753-1223 or via email at misscubaus@gmail.com
Para obtener más información, puede visitar los sitios web de www.misscubaus.com ponerse en contacto con la directora Fatima Coello al 305-753-1223 o por correo electrónico en misscubaus@gmail.com
Titleholders Traveling Royalties of 2019 / 2020 are welcome to attend in Sash and Crown.
Tickets sales, $25 in advance, $35 at the door.
Children under age 12, $10 in advance and at the door.

PAMM’s Seventh Annual Art + Soul 2/15/20

PAMM’s Seventh Annual Art + Soul
Saturday, 02/15/2020 – 02/16/2020 06:15 pm – 01:00 am
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost:

Save the date for Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Seventh Annual Art + Soul, celebrating the fund for African American Art.

Benefactor Ticket Package
Become a Benefactor-level supporter and receive two tickets to the cocktail reception and seated dinner, access to the Reveal and private lounge seating at the Celebration including champagne.

Cocktails + Dinner | 6:15pm
Join us for a cocktail reception and seated dinner with a menu prepared by celebrity chef Amaris Jones. Includes access to Reveal and Celebration.

Reveal | 9pm
Enjoy a champagne toast and lively program as PAMM unveils the Ambassadors’ most recent art acquisition. Includes access to Celebration

Celebration | 9:30pm
The party continues with a live performance by “Best New Artist” Grammy-nominee Tank and the Bangas, DJ sets by Pam Jones, open galleries, cocktails and canapés, and dancing under the stars.

4Ward Americas – LGBTQI Human Rights, Business Expo and Life Symposium 2/14/20, 2/15/20

4Ward Americas – LGBTQI Human Rights, Business Expo and Life Symposium
Friday, 02/14/2020 – 02/15/2020 09:00 am – 06:30 pm
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: 50-125

Join us on February 14th and 15th, 2020 for our 2nd annual 4Ward Americas LGBTQI Human Rights, Business Expo and Life Symposium located this year at the Miami Beach Convention Center with a special STATE OF THE COMMUNITY LUNCHEON hosted by the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Through two days of speakers, panel discussions and workshops, we will address relevant topics in business, healthcare and wellness, human rights, spirituality, civic engagement and life planning impacting the community on local, national, and international levels. During the Symposium, attendees will be able to interact with representatives from international chambers of commerce, local government, healthcare providers and advisors and many other local businesses and organizations providing services and outreach specific to the LGBTQI community. Come learn, grow, connect, collaborate, inspire and transform with us.

Our mission at 4Ward Miami is to promote diversity & inclusivity, economic status and civil rights through the 4Ward Americas LGBTQI Human Rights Symposium, Gay8 Festival, and other community engagement, human rights and cultural arts programming and events.

Palmer Trinity School Hosts 20th Annual International Festival 2/29/20

Palmer Trinity School Hosts 20th Annual International Festival
Saturday, 02/29/2020 – 02/29/2020 11:30 am – 04:30 pm
Palmer Trinity School
8001 SW 184 Street,
Miami, Florida 33157
More Information
Cost: $5

Palmer Trinity School (PTS) will be holding its 20th annual International Festival on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The signature event celebrates South Florida’s multicultural community with games, vendors, creative art activities, live music, dance performances, and more than 30 unique food booths.

The fundraising event brings the community together in support of Palmer Trinity School’s global sustainability and environmental initiatives.

Big Game Big Give 2/1/20

Big Game Big Give
Saturday, 02/01/2020 – 06:30 pm – 10:00 pm
BIG GAME BIG GIVE
22 E Star Island Dr,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Buy Tickets
Cost: 3,000

Each year, The Giving Back Fund holds its “Big Game Big Give” fundraising event at a private estate in the Super Bowl city the weekend of the big game. The premiere A-list event is taking place on Saturday, February 1st, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at a private $65 million mansion on Star Island, and will be co-hosted by famed filmmaker Michael Bay and celebrity friends. The star-studded gala has been voted the number one Super Bowl party by ESPN The Magazine.

More than 100 sports legends, NFL players, celebrities and socialites are confirmed to attend and walk the red carpet. NFL Hall of Fame legend and social activist Jim Brown will be honored with a philanthropic award, presented by Hall of Famer and Super Bowl XXXV MVP Ray Lewis. The event will also feature celebrity performances, surprise appearances, upscale cocktails, local cuisine by award-winning chef Adrianne Calvo, a live auction, a VIP rooftop lounge and dinner experience by Oasis House, and much more.

Past celebrity hosts and attendees include: Mark Wahlberg, Hilary Swank, Michael Phelps, Joe Montana, Common, Jamie Foxx, Ludacris, Demi Moore, Jay Leno, Shaquille O’Neal, Ashton Kutcher, David Schwimmer, Alec Baldwin, Aaron Rodgers, Chris Rock, Marcus Allen and Josh Brolin. Past performers include Black Eyed Peas, Common, Jamie Foxx and Jordin Sparks.

To date, Big Game Big Give has raised more than $10 million for worthwhile causes around the globe. This year, the event will benefit national philanthropic advancement and local Miami nonprofits including Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Tickets are $3,000. For more information and tickets, visit https://e.givesmart.com/events/fYH/.

16th Annual Deering Seafood Festival 3/29/20

16th Annual Deering Seafood Festival
Sunday, 03/29/2020 – 03/29/2020 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Deering Estate
16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Palmetto Bay,
Miami, Florida 33157
Website
Cost: Children: $7 in advance; $10 at the door /Adults: $20 in advance; $25 at the door Deering Estate Foundation members: Free

16th ANNUAL DEERING SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Deering Seafood Festival is a non-stop celebration of nature’s beauty and bounty, featuring Florida’s freshest fish and seafood, celebrity chef demos, live music and activities for the kids that are both fun and educational. Dance and groove to live music all day long, as Virgin Islands stilt walkers and free-spirited Bahamian Junkanoo musicians weave throughout the crowd.

All proceeds benefit The Deering Estate Foundation, raising awareness and supporting programming for community, conservation, and culture.

TICKETS: Children: $7 in advance; $10 at the door /Adults: $20 in advance; $25 at the door
Deering Estate Foundation members: Free
Tickets include park entrance and all activities.
Does NOT include food, drink, pontoon ride and rock wall.
Sunday, March 29, 2020/10 am – 6 pm

Deering Estate
16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
CONTACT: 305.235.1668 ext. 263
www.DeeringSeafoodFestival.org

Hope for Depression Research Foundation Week of Hope 2/4/20


Hope for Depression Research Foundation Week of Hope
Tuesday, 02/04/2020 – 02/15/2020 05:00 pm –
The Royal Poinciana Plaza
340 Royal Poinciana Way,
Miami, Florida 33480
Website
Cost: Free

Hope for Depression Research Foundation Kicks-off Awareness Raising Campaign in Palm Beach

Royal Park Bridge Lights Up Yellow for the Race of Hope
Shining Light on The Importance of Mental Health in 2020

February 4 – 15, 2020

The Hope for Depression Research Foundation is the country’s leading non-profit organization dedicated solely to fighting depression through research and education. Now in its 14th year, HDRF launched the Race of Hope in Palm Beach in 2019, expanding the event from Southampton, NY, where the Race first started in 2016. Last year the Race of Hope in Palm Beach raised over $300,000 for life-saving research.

Just after the bridge lighting and in the run-up to the Race, The Royal Poinciana Plaza will kick off the Week of Hope on Wednesday, February 5. Many storefronts at The Royal Poinciana Plaza will place a two-foot-wide, environmentally friendly and re-usable, yellow statement balloon at their front doors and hand out informational flyers about depression.

Over in the Worth Avenue shopping district, other stores along Via Bice will also display balloons and support HDRF’s mission with a percentage of sales during a Day of Hope on Wednesday, February 12.
“The bridge and the bright balloons represent a commitment to change the staggering statistics around depression,” said Audrey Gruss.

“The Royal Poinciana Plaza is thrilled to participate in this event for the second year in a row,” added Alexandra Patterson, Senior Director of Development and Interim General Manager of The Royal Poinciana Plaza. “The HOPE yellow balloons make a visual impact that will spark thousands of life-saving conversations and we are grateful to have the opportunity to support such an important cause.”

Here is a recap of the events launching the Race of Hope in Palm Beach:

· Tuesday, February 4: Bridge Lighting at sunset in HDRF signature sunshine yellow
· Wednesday, February 5: Week of Hope kicks off at The Royal Poinciana Plaza with visually-arresting HOPE balloons (environmentally friendly and re-usable).
· Wednesday, February 12, from 10am to 8pm, Worth Avenue’s Via Bice will host a shop and sip Day of Hope with music and refreshments and all stores donating a percentage of sales back to Hope for Depression Research Foundation. The day caps off with cocktails at Bice restaurant (313 Worth Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480) starting at 5 pm.
· Thursday, February 13, Audrey Gruss and Frances Valentine are hosting an invitation-only luncheon at the Frances Valentine flagship store on Worth Avenue’s Via Bice.
· Saturday, February 15, the final day of the Week of Hope, Audrey Gruss and Palm Beach resident and HDRF Board member Scott Snyder, Race Grand Marshals, will lead the Second Annual Palm Beach 5K Race of Hope along the North trail and through the scenic streets of Palm Beach at 8am. Participants have registered from all over South Florida to unite as a community and raise awareness and funds to defeat depression. All participants will receive a finisher hat, short sleeve tech shirt, lightweight jacket and a finisher medal. 100% of proceeds from the Race will fund groundbreaking research into the root causes of depression in the brain and new and better treatments. Supporters who cannot travel to the race are encouraged to have their own “virtual race” in their hometown for $29. To sign up or learn more, please visit raceofhopeseries.org.

What is HDRF, and a quick overview of their work/achievements in the past decade:

· HDRF is the leading non-profit dedicated solely to advanced depression research.
· Audrey Gruss founded the organization in 2006 in memory of her mother, Hope, who struggled with depression.
· The mission of HDRF is to fund cutting-edge neuroscience research into the origins, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depression and other related mood disorders.
· In 2010, HDRF launched its Depression Task Force – a collaboration of nine leading scientists, at the frontiers of brain science, from different research institutions across the U.S. and Canada. To accelerate breakthrough research, they share ongoing results, in real-time, at the HDRF Data Center.
· HDRF has invested over 30 million dollars in advanced depression research to date.

Rebuilding Together Broward County’s Inaugural Black Dresses & Blueprints 2/6/20

Rebuilding Together Broward County’s Inaugural Black Dresses & Blueprints
Thursday, 02/06/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom
201 SW 5th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Website
Cost: $125 per ticket

Rebuilding Together Broward County, a nonprofit organization that brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low income homeowners, is hosting its inaugural “Black Dresses & Blueprints,” a cocktail reception and awards ceremony celebrating women in the construction industry. The event will recognize outstanding women who are leaders within and have made an impact in the construction industry and their community.

Honorees will include Beth Azor, president and owner of Azor Advisory Services; Debbie Danto, COO and owner of Danto Builders; and Traci Miller, senior vice president and shareholder with Miller Construction. Alexandrea Torti will be honored with the Young Rebuilder Award.

More than 150 guests ― including companies and individuals in construction-related industries and focused on housing issues, senior citizens and veterans, including local leaders and influencers ― are expected to attend. The fundraising objective of the event is $100,000. Cocktail attire is preferred.

Hope for Depression Research Foundation Race of Hope 2/15/20

Hope for Depression Research Foundation Race of Hope
Saturday, 02/15/2020 – 07:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Royal Poinciana Plaza
340 Royal Poinciana Way,
Miami, Florida 33480
Buy Tickets
Cost: $15-$45

Hope for Depression Research Foundation Kicks-off Awareness Raising Campaign in Palm Beach

Royal Park Bridge Lights Up Yellow for the Race of Hope
Shining Light on The Importance of Mental Health in 2020

February 4 – 15, 2020

(Palm Beach, FL – January 22, 2020) – Palm Beach’s iconic Royal Park Bridge will light up in sunshine yellow on Tuesday, February 4 to kick off the Hope for Depression Research Foundation’s (HDRF) Annual Race of Hope to Defeat Depression and declare a town-wide campaign to raise awareness about mental health.

The bridge lights, underwritten by Addison Hines Charitable Trust, will stay lit in HDRF’s signature yellow for the entire month of February.

HDRF’s Race of Hope, the centerpiece of the campaign, is a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 15 at 8 am at The Royal Poinciana Plaza. HDRF Founding Chair Audrey Gruss and Board member Scott Snyder, both Palm Beach residents, are Grand Marshals for the annual event which is now in its second year. With hundreds registered from Palm Beach and beyond, the Race unites the community in an active day of health to speak out about depression and raise funds for critical research.

“Depression is the Number One cause of suicide and disability worldwide,” said Audrey Gruss, “and our vow in the next decade is to find new treatments that will finally bring this complex illness under control.”

Gruss added: “The support we receive in Palm Beach for the work we do affirms our commitment to defeating this debilitating illness that affects each and every one of us, either directly or indirectly.”

What is HDRF, and a quick overview of their work/achievements in the past decade:

· HDRF is the leading non-profit dedicated solely to advanced depression research.
· Audrey Gruss founded the organization in 2006 in memory of her mother, Hope, who struggled with depression.
· The mission of HDRF is to fund cutting-edge neuroscience research into the origins, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depression and other related mood disorders.
· In 2010, HDRF launched its Depression Task Force – a collaboration of nine leading scientists, at the frontiers of brain science, from different research institutions across the U.S. and Canada. To accelerate breakthrough research, they share ongoing results, in real-time, at the HDRF Data Center.
· HDRF has invested over 30 million dollars in advanced depression research to date.

Palm Beach 5K Race of Hope Sponsors:

Addison Hines Charitable Trust, The Royal Poinciana Plaza, Livingston Builders, Black River Caviar, Art Findlay, Impala Asset Management, Contessa Gallery, Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, Coral Shores Behavioral Health, Hamptons Tax and Advisory Services, La Clara, Coastal Gardens, Hamilton Jewelers, UBS, Sunreef Yachts, Frances Valentine, Palm Beach Illustrated, Brown Moving and Storage, and Palm Beach Atlantic University

Ticket Information:
$45 per adult until Wednesday, February 12 when online registration closes; $45 at Packet Pickup on Friday, February 14; $50 on Race Day, $20 per student and $15 per child (14 and under).
• Strollers and dogs welcome

Relief for Australia Karaoke Fundraiser 1/23/20

Relief for Australia Karaoke Fundraiser
Thursday, 01/23/2020 – 09:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Sylvester
3456 N. Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33141
Website
Cost: free

Please join us Thusday night at The Sylvester Bar to help us raise funds to support Australia. Guests are invited to dress up in their favorite furry animal costumes for a karaoke party where a portion of the bar sales will go to the All Day Foundation to benefit the Australia Wildlife Foundation.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 53rd Annual Golf Classic in Memory of Charles “Bebe” Rebozo 3/16/20

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 53rd Annual Golf Classic in Memory of Charles “Bebe” Rebozo
Monday, 03/16/2020 – 10:30 am – 06:30 am
Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club
13610 Deering Bay Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33158
Website
Cost:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is hosting its 53rd Annual Golf Classic in Memory of Charles “Bebe” Rebozo on Monday, March 16. The tournament offers players the chance to play for fun or at a competitive level. Raffle prizes, lunch and open bar will be offered throughout the tournament. Participants can also enter for a chance to win a golf trip of a lifetime to Pebble Beach or Bandon Dunes if they hole out. They’ll receive a little help from champion World Long Driver competitor and former MLB baseball player, Bobby Bradley.

The funds raised will support the Clubs’ youth development programs including, affordable after-school care, winter and summer camps, sports leagues, tutoring and mentoring services. The 53rd Annual Golf Classic is expected to raise more than $90,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.

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.

The day will conclude at 5 p.m. with dinner and a raffle draw in the country club’s banquet hall. Guests will enjoy a buffet-style dinner, wine and cocktails. Raffle prizes include hotel and vacation packages, golf aficionado memorabilia and more. All golfers will receive a commemorative golf shirt, umbrella and golf balls. Parking, green fees, cart, range balls and lunch are all complimentary. Guests are asked to adhere to the country club casual dress code or golf attire.

13th Annual Breaking the Silence Soiree 2/13/20

13th Annual Breaking the Silence Soiree
Thursday, 02/13/2020 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Gallery of Amazing Things
481 South Federal Highway,
Dania Beach, Florida 33004
Website
Cost: $180

Goodman Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Broward County will host the 13th Annual Breaking the Silence Soiree to benefit the JFS domestic abuse program.

Journalist, author, and domestic violence advocate Rachel Louise Snyder will serve as keynote speaker. Praised by The New Yorker as a “writer of uncommon talent and confidence,” Snyder is the author of No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us. Critically acclaimed for its authentic portrayal of intimate abuse, the book connects America’s most pressing social crises— mass shootings, incarceration, and #MeToo—using the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country.

10th Anniversary Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K VIP Kick-Off Party 1/29/20

10th Anniversary Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K VIP Kick-Off Party
Wednesday, 01/29/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
BBX Capital
401 E Las Olas Blvd., Suite 800,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost:

MADD Broward County is kicking off the 10th anniversary of Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K with an uplifting and meaningful event at BBX Capital in Fort Lauderdale. Guests will enjoy light bites and canapés from Bravo Peruvian Cuisine, sweets by Hoffman’s Chocolates, mocktails, a silent auction, raffle prizes and more. Money raised stays in this community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving.

Special guests include MADD National Board Chair Heather Geronemus, Matthew “Whiz” Buckley, Major Robert Chandler and other local dignitaries.

Donation items are being accepted for the kick-off party’s silent auction. For more information, contact madddash@gmail.com.

The 10th Anniversary Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k will take place on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale. More than 3,000 walkers and runners are expected to attend the event, chaired again this year by Volunteer Chairperson and Founder Heather Geronemus. Joining Geronemus on April 26 are honorary chairs Matthew ‘Whiz’ Buckley and Major Robert Chandler, commander of Troop L, the Florida Highway Patrol’s third largest troop. Since it was launched in 2011, Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised over $2 million, making it the most successful grassroots fundraiser in the history of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

For more information about the 10th Anniversary Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k visit www.walklikemadd.org/fortlauderdale.

When:
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Where:
BBX Capital
401 E Las Olas Blvd., Suite 800
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Why:
To raise awareness and funds to stop drunk and drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

Cost:
$25 per person

How:
To RSVP for the VIP Kick-Off Party, visit http://bit.ly/MADD2020Kickoff

ABOUT MADD
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every nine minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. In South Florida, the chapter’s annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised more than $2 million since 2011. MADD’s Broward and Palm Beach chapters facilitate hundreds of free events each year to educate youth and parents on the dangers and consequences of impaired driving. Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.

Community Yard Sale 2/29/20

Community Yard Sale
Sunday, 02/29/2020 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Value Store It
2250 N. Powerline Rd.,
Pompano Beach, Florida 33069
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Cost: $10/$5 and case of water

We are sponsoring the South Plantation High Girls Softball Team by holding a community yard sale. Proceeds and donations will help purchase equipment and uniforms for the team. It is also a community event where tenants of the facility and residents of the community can get some spring cleaning done for a great cause.

Paws4yyou and Chopard Present “A Million Dreams” Gala at Biltmore Hotel Miami 2/28/20

Paws4yyou and Chopard Present “A Million Dreams” Gala at Biltmore Hotel Miami
Friday, 02/28/2020 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $300-$10,000

PAWS4you, a Miami-based, non-profit animal rescue organization, in partnership with Chopard, are hosting their annual, black-tie fundraising gala, “A Million Dreams,” taking place on Friday, February 28th, 2020, at 7 p.m. at Biltmore Hotel Miami. The gala will raise funds for PAWS4you in support of their mission to save dogs from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services and combat displacement of pets with guidance and alternatives to surrender.

The casino-themed fundraising event will be emceed by Cynthia Demos and Ron Magill, and will include a dinner reception, live entertainment, circus acts including an aerialist, a contortionist and a juggler, silent and live auction, as well as roulette and other Vegas style games to raise money and awareness for the shelter. This year’s honorees include Creative Chairman and CEO of Alma, Luis Miguel Messianu, along with his wife, Florida attorney and philanthropist Liz Messianu. Other special guests in attendance will include “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, New York Times best-selling author and PAWS4you brand ambassador Teresa Giudice.

To purchase tickets for the “A Millions Dreams” gala or learn more information about PAWS4you, visit http://paws4you.org/.

Feeding South Florida® to Host 10th Annual Outrun Hunger 5K, Presented by JM Family Enterprises at Hollywood Beach Broadwalk 3/21/20

Feeding South Florida® to Host 10th Annual Outrun Hunger 5K, Presented by JM Family Enterprises at Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
Thursday, 12/21/2019 – 06:45 am –
Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
1500 N. Broadwalk,
Hollywood, Florida 33019
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On Saturday, March 21, 2020, Feeding South Florida®, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in South Florida, will host its 10th Annual Outrun Hunger 5K presented by JM Family Enterprises. The event, which will raise funds to help end hunger in South Florida and raise awareness for the issue of food insecurity, will take place along the scenic Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Currently in South Florida, there are 706,430 food insecure individuals, and one in five children go to bed hungry.

Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. The 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. After the race, an award ceremony and a raffle will take place. Music will be provided by Mike Sipe Entertainment throughout the morning.

Participants can join the event as an individual or a team. Medals will be given for the top three places in each age category and overall best times for males and females. Those not participating in the race may also support the organization as a virtual runner by creating a personalized fundraising page. Runners and walkers can also create a custom fundraising web page. To create a customized fundraising page, click here.

Media is invited to attend and cover the event and may do so by e-mailing fsf@dureeandcompany.com. 

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) Presents Fourth Annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” Friend-raiser at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale 1/6/20

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) Presents Fourth Annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” Friend-raiser at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 01/06/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $75

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, will present its fourth annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” friend-raiser. This elegant black and white themed cocktail party at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will feature an exhibit tour, live entertainment, light bites and a decadent dessert table.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience both I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America, which is currently on display until June 30, 2020 and Happy! which runs until July 5, 2020 at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.

I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America examines the manifestation of Surrealism in Latin America. Drawn exclusively from NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s in-depth collection of Latin American art and promised gifts from the Stanley and Pearl Goodman collection, the exhibition features works by Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Carlos Mérida, Wolfgang Paalen, Amelia Peláez, Rufino Tamayo, Joaquín Torres-García, Xul Solar and Remedios Varo, among others.

Organized by Museum Director and Chief Curator, Bonnie Clearwater, Happy! explores contemporary works that were produced with the aim to help the artist and/or viewers cope with personal trauma and daily frustrations Among the artists included in the exhibition are Mark Rothko, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Keith Haring, Tracey Emin, Christina Forrer, Takashi Murakami, Ernesto Neto, Yoko Ono, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Ragnar Kjartansson, and Andy Warhol, among others.

Style Saves Hosts Annual Holiday Giveback! 12/15/19

Style Saves Hosts Annual Holiday Giveback!
Sunday, 12/15/2019 – 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Mana Wynwood Convention Center
2217 NW 5th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

On Sunday, December 15th Style Saves will host its annual ‘Holiday Giveback’ event at Mana Wynwood Convention Center. Over 1,000 underprivileged children will receive gifts from their holiday-wish list.
Style Saves has a full day of fun planned for families including bounce houses, arts and crafts, cookie decorating, balloon artists and even a slime station! Attendees will also get to enjoy Pepsi branded beverages, hot dogs, pizza and candy.
Volunteer groups from the Vous Church, Miansai, Groot Hospitality and more will be at the event in full force helping to hand out gifts and spread holiday joy. Sponsors such as Jakks Toys, Basic Fun, My Peekaboo Toy, Party Gift Solutions and Hype Makerz are all partners helping to create memorable moments for the children.
The entire community is encouraged to take part through donations and volunteering before or during the event.

22nd Annual Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Run for Tomorrow Presented by the Rotary Club of Weston and the City of Weston 12/8/19

22nd Annual Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Run for Tomorrow Presented by the Rotary Club of Weston and the City of Weston
Sunday, 12/08/2019 – 06:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cypress Bay High School
18600 Vista Park Blvd.,
Weston, Florida 33332
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The Rotary Club of Weston and The City of Weston will be hosting the 22nd Annual Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Run for Tomorrow on Sunday, Dec. 8 at Cypress Bay High School in Weston. The event includes a half marathon, 5K and 1-mile Family Health Walk/Mayor’s Challenge. Over the past 22 years, the Run has grown to over 1,500 runner participants and added an accompanying health fair and expo.
 
At the event, the Rotary Club of Weston, along with Freedland Harwin Valori, a consumer justice law firm, will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and supplies to fly to the Bahamas and bring to the Rotary Clubs in the Bahamas who are hosting a holiday party for all Hurricane Dorian evacuees now living in Nassau. You can drop off the following supplies at the Run from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.:
• New, unwrapped toys for children ages 0-18
• Cups
• Straws
• Napkins
• Garbage bags
• Cash donations are welcome as well 
 
When:
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019
Half Marathon start time: 6:20 a.m.
5K start time: 7:30 a.m.
1-Mile Family Health Walk/Mayor’s Challenge begins: 9:00 a.m.
The Fitness and Health Festival will be open from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
 
Where:
Cypress Bay High School
18600 Vista Park Blvd., Weston, FL 33332
 
Cost:
Half Marathon: $75, $80 on race day
5K: $40, $45 race day
Mayor’s Challenge: $3.00 – For 100% discount use code: “2019MAYORSCHALLENGE”
The Fitness and Health Festival: Free
 
If you can’t make it to the event to drop off toys or supplies, you can also drop off at Sagemont Lower School (1570 Sagemont Way, Weston, FL) and Sagemont Upper School (2585 Glades Circle, Weston, FL) on Monday, Dec. 9 and Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. You can email Blake Freedland at Blake.Freedland@sagemont.com or text Nicholas Petron at 954-529-5145 if you are unable to drop off at the designated drop off locations.
  
The Rotary Club distributes Run for Tomorrow proceeds to a variety of local non-profit organizations and area schools, supports hands-on charitable projects and funds three Weston Police Department scholarships with the day’s profits. Organizations such as Harvest Drive, The Jubilee Center, Hope Outreach and LifeNet 4 Families, which address food insecurity and homelessness, are beneficiaries. The Run also helps to support programs for Veterans such as Honor Flight and packages to active duty troops. Habitat for Humanity of Broward, Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center for women with children and other organizations dedicated to the education, health and welfare of families in our communities also receive support and funding.
 
For more information and to register, visit: www.westonrotaryrun.com

All-In For All-Stars Charity Poker Event & NFL Playoff Games 1/19/20

All-In For All-Stars Charity Poker Event & NFL Playoff Games
Sunday, 01/19/2020 – 02:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Mondrian South Beach
1100 West Ave,
Miami, Florida 33139
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Cost: 5,000

After-School All-Stars will host its sixth annual charity poker tournament, All-In for All-Stars, on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Mondrian South Beach starting at 2 p.m. Philanthropists, celebrities, pro-athletes and artists will gather to raise the stakes and give back, all while vying to win luxurious timepieces and sports-related prizes in honor of Super Bowl LIV, in a charity poker tournament hosted by Wayne Boich, Mark Groussman, Sean Posner and Michael Simkins. Highlights of the event include:

Exquisite bites by Mondrian South Beach
Handcrafted cocktails by Bacardi
Shoulder massages compliments of E11even
Craft beer flights by Islamorada Brewery
NFL Championship Squares Game with incredible prizes
NFL Playoff games broadcasted live in HD
Special live performances
Celebrity players
Poker tournament prizes for the top 5 players
Extraordinary live auction

Funds raised at this event will benefit over 2,000 students served by After-School All-Stars South Florida, which provides comprehensive, school-based after-school programs for low-income youth in the most underserved neighborhoods in South Florida and around the country.

Tickets are available for purchase starting at $5,000 and can be purchased here: https://www.sfasas.org/poker

Logger’s Run Middle School Fundraiser Event Hosted at Game of Zones 12/6/19

Logger’s Run Middle School Fundraiser Event Hosted at Game of Zones
Friday, 12/06/2019 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Game of Zones
11411 West Palmetto Park Road,
Boca Raton, Florida 33428
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What: Logger’s Run Middle School Fundraiser Event Hosted at Game of Zones
When: Friday, December 6th – 4pm to 9pm
Where: Game of Zones – 11411 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton

The Theatre at DimensionsEXP 12/7/19

The Theatre at DimensionsEXP
Sunday, 12/07/2019 – 12/08/2019 08:00 pm – 05:00 am
ITG Miami
8 South Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: Free before 11:00pm

“Come to The Theatre at Dimensions for a truly unique and suhweet nightlife experience”
Hosted by Rios Dios Mio
Musical performances by:
dj Stryke, Anteye, Jonathan Cowan, N-Hance, Xander
Burlesque performances by:
Moon River Cabaret Miami

Ladies drink free until 12
Show your DimensionsEXP ticket stub for complimentary entry all night

Made possible by:
ITG Miami/Innovative Minds/DimensionsEXP/Sweet Tooth Skully

Reflections of the 31st Festival of Chefs at Jungle Island 11/13/19

We attended the 31st Festival of Chefs at Jungle Island on Wednesday, November 13th from 6:30 – 10:30. This was, by far, one of the best organized events we have ever attended. It was easy to move around the floor and get to the food tastings. Plenty of delicious food to try. Lots of delightful attendees of all ages, from young professionals to experienced executives. If you are choosing your fundraisers to attend for 2020, we can highly recommend adding this one to your list.

FriendsGiving at The Sylvester 11/25/19

FriendsGiving at The Sylvester
Monday, 11/25/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Sylvester
3456 N. Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33141
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Cost: 45

Just in time for the holiday season, join the All Day Foundation celebrating its 4th annual Friendsgiving at The Sylvester. Some of the city’s best chefs, bar owners, and spirit brands will join efforts celebrating Caroline Strauss’s All Day Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the children in our communities by raising awareness through the food and beverage industry.

Live music will complete the evening as friends gather for a special cause, see you there!

Join us after our celebration at 10pm at The Sylvester for an after party with a bar takeover by the team at Better Days!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Christmas 2019 Tree Lot Grand Opening 11/25/19

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Christmas 2019 Tree Lot Grand Opening
Monday, 11/25/2019 – 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Hank Kline Club
2805 SW 32nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost: Free to attend

‘Tis the season to give back! For more than 38 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been selling Christmas trees and wreaths to help bring holiday cheer into South Florida homes. This year the tradition continues at the Hank Kline Club tree lot.

The trees, gorgeous Fraser firs, hand-selected in North Carolina by Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s President Alex Rodriguez-Roig, stand 5-feet to 14-feet tall with a starting price of $55. Plain and hand-decorated wreaths are also available starting at $35.

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 and crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs, for area children who need them the most.

To kick off the 2019 holiday season, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will host a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony at the Hank Kline Club tree lot on Monday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. Miami dignitaries, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade board members and representatives and Santa Claus himself will attend to celebrate a holly jolly holiday season.

The 29th Annual City of Miami Golf Classic 12/6/19

The 29th Annual City of Miami Golf Classic
Friday, 12/06/2019 – 10:30 am – 05:00 pm
International Links Miami Melreese Country Club
1802 NW 37th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33125
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The 29th Annual City of Miami Golf Classic benefits the Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center and aims to raise awareness and support for individuals with disabilities. Hosted by The First Tee of Miami, the event includes a golf tournament, lunch, raffle, silent auction and awards ceremony.

This year, the fundraising goal for the 29th Annual Golf Classic is to raise money to provide scholarships for individuals with disabilities to attend specialized programs at the Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s 13th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style Presented by Signature Grand 12/5/19

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s 13th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style Presented by Signature Grand
Thursday, 12/05/2019 – 12/05/2019 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Tickets are $85 per person and are available for purchase at https://www.blacktie-southflorida.com/online_sales/rsvp_ticket_purchasebt.cfm?rsvpid=11015.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s 13th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style Presented by Signature Grand is an annual tradition featuring 12 community and business leaders, each representing 12 respected nonprofit organizations.

The signature event, which is happening on Thursday, December 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., will include gourmet selections from local leading restaurants, an open bar and live entertainment. The highlight of the evening will be the fashion runway show that will feature the Men of Style honorees wearing the season’s top trending styles from Macy’s, Dillard’s and Neiman Marcus.

Tickets are $85 per person and are available for purchase at https://www.blacktie-southflorida.com/online_sales/rsvp_ticket_purchasebt.cfm?rsvpid=11015. Included is an open bar, culinary delights and complimentary valet parking. The $150 VIP level is sold out.

For more information, visit at https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/men-of-style-2019/ or call (954) 564-1036.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Kicks Off its 100th Anniversary Celebration with Holiday Magic Soirée 12/6/19

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Kicks Off its 100th Anniversary Celebration with Holiday Magic Soirée
Friday, 12/06/2019 – 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Bonnet House
900 North Birch Road,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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The enchantment of the holidays is bringing many celebrations to Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, including the kick-off of the storied home and estate’s 100th anniversary. The Friday, Dec. 6 Holiday Magic Soirée, the official 100th anniversary kick-off event, will be followed by a special Holiday Magic Week of events to continue the celebration.

The Dec. 6 Holiday Magic Soiree, a fully catered affair by A Alexander Event Catering, will kick off the centennial celebration in style with live entertainment by electric violinist Jared Burnett and electric harpist Deanna Defrancesco. A full bar, holiday music and plenty of festive décor will welcome guests. Designer-decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces will adorn Bonnet House during the event, and will be on sale throughout the week.

The Holiday Magic Soirée will take place from 6:30–9:30 p.m. A VIP reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and include an early viewing of the trees, wreaths and centerpieces displayed throughout the house, along with a fully catered champagne reception in the citrus courtyard, and 100th anniversary commemorative holiday ornament. The cost per person for the Soirée is $75; the cost for the Soirée and VIP Reception is $100 per person. The 2018 event hosted a sellout crowd of 500 people. For sponsorship information, email darlastanton@bonnethouse.org.

Bonnet House’s 100th Anniversary campaign will launch on Nov. 12. During this campaign, those who donate $1,000 to Bonnet House will receive two tickets to the Centennial Soirée presented by The Haller Foundation on April 25, 2020. The Soirée will include live art, performances, unique photo moments, cocktails, dinner and more.

About the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens:
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Bonnet House, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3, whose mission is to preserve this unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the Museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic and environmental legacy. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 and is open for tours Tuesday–Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a partner of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District’s Consortium, a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations in Fort Lauderdale with the express mission of promoting cultural tourism in South Florida.

Surfrider Beach House 11/15/19

Surfrider Beach House
Sunday, 11/15/2019 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Nikki Beach
1 Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $95

The Surfrider Foundation Miami invites you to join us on Friday, November 15th as we transform Nikki Beach into the Surfrider Beach House–a live interactive wonderland, full of immersive performances that highlight and celebrate our local Champions of Surf and Sand.

The Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots non-profit environmental organization that works to protect the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, to raise awareness on the need for better beach water quality and monitoring efforts in South Florida.

Tickets are $95 and include access to an open bar, decadent bites and desserts, a video art installation by MokiBaby, and live sounds by Lance-O (Kulcha Shok) and DJ Santiago Caballero. All proceeds will benefit our water quality testing sites and frequency expansion for the Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) program. BWTF provides local water quality information to beachgoers on where it’s safe to swim, surf and play along the coastline.

This is a rain or shine event. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/surfrider-beach-house-tickets-76180290299.

2019 Fort Lauderdale Kidney Walk Hosted by Alonzo Mourning and The National Kidney Foundation of Florida 11/23/19

2019 Fort Lauderdale Kidney Walk Hosted by Alonzo Mourning and The National Kidney Foundation of Florida
Saturday, 11/23/2019 – 08:00 am –
Plantation Central Park
9151 NW 2nd Street,
Plantation, Florida 33324
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On Saturday, 11/23, The National Kidney Foundation of Florida and Miami Heat legend and NBA Hall of Famer, Alonzo Mourning and the Mourning Family Foundation (MFF), will host the 2019 Fort Lauderdale Kidney Walk, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness of kidney disease and funds to support lifesaving programs for patients, their families, and those at risk.   
The “free” walk will take place at Plantation Central Park, located at 9151 NW 2nd Street, Plantation, FL 33324. The route is a beautiful setting around an expansive lake with a large fountain. Those who participate can also enjoy all of the park’s amenities.
The 2019 Fort Lauderdale Kidney Walk fundraising goal is to reach more than $40,000! To become a corporate sponsor or a team captain, contact Barbara Chatman at 954-947-4033 or bchatman@kidneyfla.org. Visit www.kidneywalk.org for more information.

Receive 25 percent discount on daytime park tickets to Jungle Island with Donation to Lotus House 11/9/19

Receive 25 percent discount on daytime park tickets to Jungle Island with Donation to Lotus House
Saturday, 11/09/2019 – 11/26/2019 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: 25% discount on daytime tickets

As part of its ongoing commitment to give back to the Greater Miami community, Jungle Island has partnered with the Lotus House on the launch of the nonprofit organization’s new “Kids for Kids” drive by collecting non-perishable food items from November 1-26, 2019. For every donation made, park guests will receive a 25% discount on daytime tickets to South Florida’s popular eco-adventure attraction. Drop-offs can be made daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jungle Island, located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. www.jungleisland.com / 305-400-7000

Ice Cream We Love 1/11/20,1/12/20

Ice Cream We Love
Saturday, 01/11/2020 – 01/12/2020 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Avenue,
Bal Barbour, Florida 33154
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Cost: $45

Jackson Health Foundation, South Florida’s charity of choice, has partnered with Bal Harbour Shops to host Ice Cream We Love, a fun-filled weekend featuring a curated lineup of delicious ice cream vendors from around the U.S., to benefit Holtz Children’s Hospital, one of the largest children’s hospitals in the southeast United States.

CEMEX 5K Quarry Quest 12/7/19

CEMEX 5K Quarry Quest
Saturday, 12/07/2019 – 12/07/2019 07:30 am – 10:00 am
FEC Quarry
13292 NW 118th Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33178
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Cost: $30, $35 after November 11, 2019

CEMEX USA’s 5K Quarry Quest returns for its second year, giving participants of all ages an opportunity to race through a limestone quarry and see the machinery that makes it run, including haul trucks, loaders and draglines.

Proceeds from the event will support Special Olympics – Miami-Dade, the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities.

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Seventh Annual Community Ambassadors Breakfast & Runway Show 11/8/19

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Seventh Annual Community Ambassadors Breakfast & Runway Show
Friday, 11/08/2019 – 07:30 am – 09:00 am
The Salvation Army of Broward Community Center
100 SW 9th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: Free with RSVP

Local political, business, community and sports leaders will show-off their passion for fashion and philanthropy during The Salvation Army of Broward County’s seventh annual Community Ambassadors Breakfast “friend”raiser and fashion show on Friday, November 8, at 7:30 a.m. at the nonprofit organization’s headquarters at 100 SW 9th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. This year’s “runway” models sporting fashionable finds from The Salvation Army of Broward Thrift Stores include City of Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Ben Sorensen, his wife Anna, and their two children, Artist George Gadson, Traci Miller, senior vice president of business development for Miller Construction and Valerie Vegliote, community volunteer and beauty consultant. The Florida Panthers will also be honored with this year’s Ginny Miller Community Ambassador Award for their immeasurable support of The Salvation Army’s disaster assistance and holiday programs.

The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Community Ambassadors serve as advocates for the charitable organization. Ambassadors are the first to know about disaster recovery efforts and how to assist vulnerable populations within Broward County and beyond. There are no required membership fees, meetings or committees. Volunteer applicants need only have a willingness to help impact the lives of disadvantaged families and a dedication to making Broward County the best place to live for our citizens.

Admission to the breakfast is complimentary, however, RSVPs are required by calling (954) 712- 2431 or emailing Alyse.Gossman@uss.salvationarmy.org.

31st Annual Festival of Chefs 11/13/19

31st Annual Festival of Chefs
Wednesday, 11/13/2019 – 06:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: 125.00

Join event Chef Chair, José Mendin of Food Comma Hospitality Group, Fernando Desa, Executive Chef of Goya Foods, and a stellar lineup of chefs from more than 30 of the area’s most prominent restaurants, fine wine and spirits, local award-winning desserts, silent auction, entertainment and more! All for a great cause!

The annual event benefits the Easterseals South Florida Culinary Arts High School, a vocational training program for students with autism and other disabilities between the ages of 14 and 22. At Festival of Chefs, Easterseals culinary students showcase their abilities with a signature dish and incredible hospitality.

Mistletoe & Martinis 12/13/19

Mistletoe & Martinis
Friday, 12/13/2019 – 12/13/2019 07:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Deering Estate
16701 SW 72nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33308
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Cost: $100 for members, $125 for non-members

MISTLETOE & MARTINIS

Kick off the holiday season with Mistletoe & Martinis, a joyful evening of holiday cheer at the Deering Estate. The estate will come alive with the sights, sounds and libations of the holiday season, as guests enjoy festive music, flavorful martinis .and lavish hors d’oeuvres and desserts from some of South Florida’s finest restaurants and caterers.

Mix and mingle while strolling through the historic homes and magnificent grounds transformed into a wondrous Festival of Trees, gloriously lit up and fully adorned for the holidays. All proceeds benefit The Deering Estate Foundation, raising awareness and supporting programming for community, conservation, and culture.

The event takes place on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Avenue, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157. Tickets are $100 for members and $125 for non-members. Purchase tickets at https://deeringestate.org/event/mistletoe-martinis/, or by calling (305) 235-1668, ext. 263.

Fifth Annual Golf Tournament and Second Annual Party For a Purpose Benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® 11/8/19

Fifth Annual Golf Tournament and Second Annual Party For a Purpose Benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
Friday, 11/08/2019 – 01:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Trump National Doral
4400 NW 87th Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33178
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Cost: $45 for party; $295 for golf

Leading into the season of thanks and giving, Trump® National Doral Miami welcomes the public, club members and resort guests to join its annual golf tournament and second annual Party for a Purpose on Friday, November 8. All proceeds from the daylong festivities will benefit the resort’s longtime philanthropic partner St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

Golf “Fore” A Cause
Taking place on the legendary Blue Monster, the tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Complimentary on-course lunch, open bar, valet parking, tee gifts and a post-event awards ceremony and dinner are included in the registration fee of $295 per person or $1,100 per foursome. Corporate, golf and platinum sponsorships are available. To register, please contact Danielle Arrizurieta at darrizurieta@trumphotels.com or call 305.591.6615.

Party for a Purpose
The public, resort guests, club members and tournament participants are invited to mix and mingle in the resort clubhouse from 7 to 11 p.m. The evening will feature complimentary light bites from Doral’s top culinary talent, a four-hour open bar, a DJ, dancing, raffles, games and a silent auction. Participants will have the opportunity to bid on a wide variety of items including vacation packages, dining certificates, autographed sports memorabilia and more. Entry is $45 per person (adults ages 21 and older only). For more details and reservations contact doral.catering@trumphotels.com or call 305.717.6300.

To make it a ‘staycation’ weekend, Florida residents can take advantage of exclusive room rates starting from $195 per night. For room reservations, please call 305-717-6350 or visit http://www.trumpnationaldoral.com. 

Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns to Shops at Merrick Park with More Holiday Magic and Majesty 11/21/19

Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns to Shops at Merrick Park with More Holiday Magic and Majesty
Thursday, 11/21/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

Shops at Merrick Park will present its 16th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa’s Arrival, sponsored by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, on Thursday, November 21, at 6 p.m. One of the largest tree lighting ceremonies and holiday celebrations in South Florida, the event will include the 50’ tree-lighting, live entertainment, interactive activities, retailer pop-up stations and the highly anticipated appearance by Santa Claus.

The popular event is centered around a majestic 50-foot tree adorned with 55,000 colorful twinkling bulbs. Shops at Merrick Park will transform into a winter wonderland with live performances by the Miami Royal Ballet, Coral Gables High School Choir & Band and Miami Senior High School Marching Band plus greetings from holiday characters, giveaways and more. Shops at Merrick Park retailers will pop-up throughout the garden with special promotions and gifts.

One of the event highlights is Santa’s grand arrival down San Lorenzo Avenue on the Coral Gables Fire Department’s fire truck. Master of Ceremonies Belkys Nerey, award-winning co-anchor of WSVN Channel 7 News, Coral Gables Mayor Raúl Valdés-Fauli a/nd Nicklaus Children’s Health System Interim President and CEO Matthew Love, will flip the magical switch to illuminate the tree, signaling the official start of the holiday shopping season. Shoppers can view and pose with the holiday tree through early January 2020.

In addition, there will be an interactive coloring station compliments of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Adrienne Arsht Center December 3 – 8. For more show information, please visit www.charlieonbroadway.com.

Attendees are encouraged to bring unwrapped toys for children in care of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Toy contributors and others can enter to win a variety of exciting prizes from Shops at Merrick Park plus tickets to a performance of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, please call (305) 529-1215, visit us online at www.shopsatmerrickpark.com or follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark.

Twelfth Annual Corporate Luncheon 10/23/19

Twelfth Annual Corporate Luncheon
Wednesday, 10/23/2019 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Visit site for details.

Join hundreds of South Florida’s most influential business leaders for Pérez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) Annual Corporate Luncheon. This year, we are celebrating the convergence of art + technology.

To learn more about becoming a sponsor of this prominent event, please contact PAMM Director of Corporate Relations Jaime Bayo.

Photo credits: Manny