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Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Be among South Florida's professionals who know the importance of the business community's continued commimtment to the arts and attend the PAMM Corporate Cocktail hosted by Quality Meats. Music by DJ DZA. Tickets to cocktail event are $150; optional dinner beginning at 8:30 p.m. can be included for an addtional $150. Call or email Christopher Pastor for reservations and more information.

Quality Meats
1501 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
786-345-5633 (Christopher Pastor)

Friday - Sunday, May 22 - 24

The 32nd Annual Cactus and Succulent Show & Sale, hosted by Pinecrest Gardens, offers a chance to see and purchase hundreds of flowering cacti and succulent plants. At the three-day show, Cactus and Succulent Society members will be on hand to answer questions and share advice about plant cultivation and propagation techniques. Also on view will be an art exhibition by students from Glades Middle School. Show hours are Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 to 6 and Sunday from 9 to 4 p.m. General admission is $5 and $3 for seniors. All park amenities are available to those who attend.

Pinecrest Gardens' Hibiscus Gallery
11000 Red Road, Pinecrest
305-606-5365 Information

Meet the Candidates

The Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a spirited competition to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), designed to raise funds to help find cures for blood cancers. Candidates are a select group of honored individuals who are nominated by their peers. They are dynamic, passionate, sometimes competitive and from both social and business communities.

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Friday, May 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Miami will host an educational program titled Meet the Donors, moderated by Jerry Levine, principal Levine & Co. and former WPLG, Channel 10 Broadcast Journalist. The panel will include: Yolanda Berkowitz, former board member of Voices for Children Foundation and child advocate with Guardian Ad Litem program; a supporter of Miami Children's Museum, Chapman Partnership and a number of other organizations. Ghislain Gouraige, Jr., Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor, UBS Private Wealth Management. Board Member Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Dade Fund at The Miami Foundation; past Chair Ransom Everglades School. Glenn Hubert, Miami Shores Elementary School Teacher and National Registry Emergency Medical Technician; volunteer with Jewish Community Services; Glenn Hubert Library at FIU and Glenn Hubert Learning Center at Barry University. Florencia Jmenez-Marcos, Managing partner, Biscayne Bay Group; member of Friends of New World Symphony, supporter of arts, education and civic organizations. Lunch will be served. Cost is $45 for AFP members ($35 through May 15) and $60 for non-members ($50 through May 15). Register online.

Coral Gable Country Club
318 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
Saturday & Sunday, May 23 & 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Orchids in the Park, the 17th annual orchid sale hosted by OrchidMania South Florida, is a benefit for the Pediatric AIDs Program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Free admission - see great orchids at great prices for a great cause!

Dante Fascell Park
8600 S.W. 57th Avenue, South Miami
786-408-3897 Information
Now through May 31

During May shoppers who spend $350 or more at Dadeland Mall can redeem their same-day receipts for a stylish Dadeland Mall tote bag. Through May 31, take receipts to Simon Guest Services to receive your gift. More information is available online.

Dadeland Mall
7501 North Kendall Drive, Miami

Maison & Objet Reception at Ornare

Developers, designers and architects joined together at Ornare’s Design District showroom to celebrate Maison & Objet Americas. The famed Brazilian design brand’s cocktail event featured a moderated conversation about design and how it relates to Miami’s hottest real estate projects, including the new Shore Club and Louver House. The panelists were comprised of Thorsten Kiefer, Director of Design and Development at HFZ Capital; Rene Gonzalez, architect of Louver House; star broker Monica Venegas; and Terra Group’s David Martin, who is developing Park Grove by OMA.

Pictured: Taissa Buescu and Rene Gonzalez
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Maison & Objet Reception at Ornare

Wednesday, May 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Small Miracles” happen every day at Easter Seals South Florida, and a celebration of just a few of those miracles will be displayed at the annual Small Miracles Luncheon. Join the more than 200 friends of supporters of Easter Seals to learn about their programs and how you can help. Since 1942, Easter Seals South Florida has provided exceptional services so that children and adults living with autism, Alzheimer’s and other disabilities can live, learn, work, and play in our community. The Small Miracles Luncheon is Easter Seals’ biggest annual fundraiser hosted by friends of Easter Seals South Florida, who invite their friends and colleagues in the hope that they too will be inspired to support Easter Seals.

Jungle Island
111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami
305-547-4719 (Christina Jacomino)
Thursday, May 28 at 11:30 a.m.

Attend the Greater Miami Jewish Federation's 77th Annual Meeting Luncheon where the business of electing Officers, Board of Directors, Trustees, Leadership Council and Council of Jewish Organizations will take place. The event also serves to honor these individuals: Amy Wildstein and Jorge Woldenberg with the Stanley C. Myers Presidents' Leadership Awards; Laura P. Koffsky with the Robert Russell Fellowship Award; and Michelle W. Ben-Aviv and Josh Migdal with the Sandra C. Goldstein Young Professionals Award. Couvert for the luncheon is $65, and dietary laws will be observed. Please contact Yaris Gonzalez by phone or email for reservations and information.

Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
786-866-8411 (Yaris Gonzalez)
YGonzalez@GMJF.org (Reservations)
Thursday, May 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Celebrating its 30th year, The Education Fund will auction 180 unique works of art created by Miami-Dade public school students and teachers at its annual For the Love of Art Annual Charity Auction & Honoree Celebration. Sponsored by The Children's Trust, this event showcases artwork crafted from materials found at The Education Fund’s Ocean Bank Center for Educational Materials, a warehouse filled with donated supplies where teachers can pick up free materials for classroom projects. The evening will also honor 30 extraordinary community leaders who have graduated from public schools. These individuals will be presented with the Sapoznik Insurance Public School Alumni Achievement Awards. Enjoy special drinks by Bacardi, tasty food prepared by 2015 Teacher of the Year Mynra Betancourt and her students, and performances by the New World School of the Arts Alumni Jazz Combo as you browse the silent auction featuring more than 120 luxury items. Tickets are $125 p/p and can be purchased in advance by phone or online and at the event. Valet and self parking are available.

Douglas Entrance, South Tower Penthouse
806 South Douglas Road, Coral Gables
305-558-4544, Ext. 107

The deadline for submitting event information for Events of the Week is 5 p.m. Friday.

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