Summertime is the best time to view the rarely-seen species of butterflies at the Deering Estate at Cutler. Join one of the estate's naturalists for a guided walk through various habitats in search of Dina Yellow, Dingy Purplewing and Atala butterflies, along with others of the 40-some species found on the grounds. The walks are free with regular Estate admission - $12 for adults, $7 for children 4 to 14, and free for Deering Estate Foundation members.
Enjoy an array of creative Latin-fushion dishes at the InterContinental at Doral Miami'sOn-the-Fly Executive Lunch. This lunch buffet in the hotel's Blue Matisse Restaurant will feature rotating live action stations daily - the Chef's Selection of hand carved meats, salads, cold appetizers, ceviches, tapas and desserts. Hot and cold beverages are included at just $19 p/p. Complimentary parking is available for guests of the Blue Matisse Restaurant at Doral's popular InterContinental Hotel.
Blue Matisse Restaurant InterContinental at Doral Miami 2505 N.W. 87th Avenue, Doral 305-468-1392 (Reservations) www.InterContinental.com/AtDoralMiami
PECHA KUCHA MIAMI
August 26 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Pecha Kucha Miami Obscura, hosted by Carl Hildebrandt, is a high-energy showcase of ideas with each presenter allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, adding up to 6 minutes and 40 seconds before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, interest level high and allows more people to express their ideas. Come early for libations and beats provided by DJ Andie Sweetswirl. RSVP please.
The Deauville 6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach www.PechaKuchaMiamiObscura.eventbrite.com
TOUR DE CURE CYCLING EVENT KICK OFF
August 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The American Diabetes Association will host a reception to kick-off the annual Tour De Cure cycling event. Enjoy complimentary beverages and appetizers, give-aways, door prizes and the opportunity to register as a participant or sponsor of the Tour De Cure set for November 22. The kick off is free and open to the community. The Tour De Cure is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. You can choose to ride anywhere from 3.2 to 100 miles along a safe route supported by rest stops, water and cheering spectators.
Yolo's O Lounge 333 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale SYoung@Diabetes.org
BEER CHAT & TASTING
Wednesday, August 26 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Join Miami Herald Food Editor Evan Benn for an exclusive Beer Chat & Tasting at MO Bar & Lounge. A devoted beer aficionado, Benn will introduce a selection of Florida brewed beers from Miami Brewing Company, Concrete Beach Brewery and Brew Hub, along with a wildcard beer from Brooklyn. Discuss the unique qualities of the beers as you compare them in an interactive tasting experience. Cost is $15 p/p, plus tax and gratuity. Advanced reservations are required by email or phone.
MO Bar & Lounge at Mandarin Oriental Miami 500 Brickell Key Drive, Downtown Miami 305-913-8358 MOMia-Restaurants@MOHG.com (reservations)
KEY TO GIVING
The Coral Gables Community Foundation has teamed up with the Himan Brown Charitable Trust for a new matching grant initiative called the Key to Giving. Support the greater community by making a gift to any of the 17 pre-selected nonprofits that are making an impact in the areas of youth education, community prosperity, women and children and families in need. Donations between $200 and $1000 per donor to any of the charities will be matched. Key to Giving participating organizations are: The Barnyard; St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center; The Thelma Gibson Health Initiative; Thomas Armour Youth Ballet; Young Tigers Foundation; Up2Us; Branches; Breakthrough Miami; Casa Valentina; City Year Miami; enFamilia; Girl Power; Lotus House; Miami Children's Initiative; Miami Youth Hurricanes; New Education Initiatives; and South Florida Youth Foundation.
Coral Gables Community Foundation 305-446-9670
BOWLING FOR RHINOS
Friday August 28 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Bowling for Rhinos is an annual fundraiser that benefits the South Florida Chapter of AAZK’s rhino conservation projects in Asia and Africa. Come out for a night of bowling excitement and bring your friends to form your own bowling team - 5 or 6 to a team. Registration begins at 6:30, and the bowl-a-thon is from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for adult bowlers and $15 for kids under 12 and includes shoe rental, pizza and soda. Purchase tickets online. 100% of all funds raised from this event will benefit conservation projects for rhinos and their habitats.
Macy’s will host its 10th Annual Shop For A Cause, a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities. Since 2006, the program has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charities across the country, and in 2014, more than 4,000 charities signed up to participate. Macy’s provides participating organizations with shopping passes to sell for $5 each, and the organizations keep 100% of the proceeds for every pass it sells. Check with your favorite charity to purchase the Shop For A Cause pass and use it to enjoy spectacular discounts in any Macy’s store location.
All Macy's Stores www.Marcys.com/ShopforaCause
BIG FLOAT FOR CLEAN WATER 2015
August 29 from 3 to 7 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of outdoor family fun day at Big Float for Clean Water 2015 with kayaking, paddle boarding, volleyball, nature walks and activities for the kids. Presented by Biscayne Nature Center, Miami Waterkeeper and Sweetwater Brewing Company, your $15 donation includes all activities, dinner and 2 drink tickets. Have fun and learn about issues impacting our watershed. Kids are free!