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Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m.

The Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with a panel discussion, co-sponsored by the Miami Coalition of Christians & Jews. A panel of community leaders will discuss the changes in South Florida since the enactment of these historic laws. The panel includes Bea Hines, Miami Herald Religion Columnist, and Rabbi Solomon Schiff, Director Emeritus of the Jewish Chaplaincy Program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. This event is free and open to the public.

Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU
301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
786-972-3175 (RSVP)
Wednesday, October 29 at 9:30 a.m.

Alper JCC's 34th Annual Women's Day Luncheon will feature Gail Sheehy, author of "Daring: My Passages." The luncheon, one of the highlights of the Alper JCC’s Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival, kicks off with a morning of boutique shopping, followed by lunch and program at 11 a.m. The event is chaired by Cheryl Rosen. In Sheehy's memoir, "Daring: My Passages," the author reveals the obstacles and opportunities encountered when she dared to blaze a trail in a “man’s world.” General admission is $60 in advance and $65 after October 15. Patron tickets are available for $75. Call or email for reservations. as RSVP's are required. A "Literary Circle Friend" receives a ticket to the Women’s Day Luncheon and 2 general admission tickets to ten requested Book Festival events, excluding Ari Shavit. The cost is $180.

The Coral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables
305-271-9000, Ext. 268 (tickets and information)

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Wednesday, October 29 from noon to 1 p.m.

Marijuana legalization is a hot topic with huge implications! Now Floridians are faced with voting on Amendment 2, although many of us don’t understand all the legalese. Attend this live webinar, hosted by Informed Families, to learn what you need to know about Amendment 2 and its consequences before you vote on November 4th. Presented by Sheriff Jerry L. Demings, Orange County; Susan L. Kelsey, Appellate Lawyer, Tallahassee; and Karen Bailey, Mother and Realtor, Ocala; Special thanks to Informed Families' partners at the Florida Sheriffs Association. Attend in person for lunch to ask questions and participate with other guests, or join the online event. If you can’t join in live, visit www.InformedFamilies.org/YouTube to watch the recorded webinar.

Informed Families
2490 Coral Way, Miami
(305) 856-4886
www.InformedFamilies.org/Events (RSVP)
Wednesday, October 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Orphaned Starfish Foundation will celebrate its Miami Launch with an evening of drinks, bites and networking. Orphaned Starfish Foundation was founded in 2001 to create a lasting change in the lives of orphans throughout Latin America by helping them develop vocational skills by partnering with orphanages and homes for impoverished children. Enjoy Happy Hour specials, and a portion of the bar sales will be donated to the organization. Cheers for a good cause!

La Veinte Cantina
465 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami
Thursday, October 30 from 3 to 9 p.m.

Preview the women's and Men's Fall/Winter collections at an exclusive Saint Laurent Shopping Event to benefit Women of Tomorrow. Enjoy cocktails at this special showing of ready-to-wear and accessory pieces. A percentage of event sales will be donated to WOT's Mentor & Scholarship Program.

Saint Laurent
9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour

Ornare Presents: Design Talk

In our latest Design Talk, we speak with architect Hugo Mijares Soteldo. Harvard educated, Mijares came to Miami to work with Chad Oppenheim before going on his own in 2008 during the heart of the recession. Now, Mijares has an international clientele with projects ranging in scale from monster casinos to single family homes.

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Thursday, October 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Epilepsy Foundation of Florida will present Let’s Talk About It! Unmasking Epilepsy with a Masquerade Cocktail Reception. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live music, awards and raffles. The event is sponsored by Lundbeck with special guest Patricia Dean, Immediate Past Board President. Tickets are $30 per person; $55 per couple; or $250 for groups of 10.

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
305-670-4949 (Joanne Bowsman)
www.EpilepsyFla.org (Tickets)
Friday, October 31 from 8 to 10:45 a.m.

Arts for Learning/Miami will present Character Day, designed to promote and inspire a love of reading by bringing characters to life! Registration and breakfast from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Reading time from 9 to 10 a.m. Character parade from 10 to 10:45 a.m. For more information or to RSVP call or email Carolina.

Charles R. Drew K-8 Center
1775 N.W. 60th Street, Miami
305-576-1212 Ext 1032 (Carolina)
Friday, October 31 at 7 p.m.

Don't miss South Florida’s newest fright attraction for one night only, on Halloween night at Pinecrest Gardens! The all new Monsters in the Moonlight experience will take your breath away and get your heart pounding! Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume (masked, of course) and explore the dark, daunting, haunted and horrifying paths of the Lower Gardens. Tickets to this outrageous event include entry to the Monsters Haunted Garden Tour, dancing to the beats of DJ Mike, cocktails by Bacardi and delicious Monster Bites. It all culminates at 10 p.m. in the Banyan Bowl for a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a very special host. All inclusive tickets are $75 in advance or $100 at the door.

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road, Pinecrest
www.PinecrestGardens.org (Tickets)
Saturday, November 1 at 7 p.m.

Belen Jesuit Prepatory School will host its 2014 Annual Gala: Striving for Greatness. Celebrate the past and look toward the future at this festive and memorable evening, one of Belen's signature events of the year and the biggest fundraisers for the Belen Scholarship Fund. In addition to live music by Carlos Oliva & Los Sobrinos del Juez, followed by DJ Supersede, and wonderful food, three special members of the Belen family will be honored: Jesuit Father Pedro Cartaya and long time faculty members Carlos Barquin and Patrick Collins. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased online. Formal attire is optional.

UM Student Center Complex
1330 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
786-621-4177 (Mrs. Yvonne von der Osten)
www.BelenJesuit.org/Gala (Tickets)
Saturday, November 1 from 7 p.m. to midnight

The Bass Museum of Art's 50th Anniversary Gala will be one of the most sought-after dinner invitations of the winter season! The Gala will not only celebrate the Bass Museum of Art's golden jubilee, but it will also have GOLD on view; an exhibition featuring how gold has been used in the past and present and exploring its future. Throughout the evening there will be pop-up performance art, beginning with the iconic work by James Lee Byars, The Perfect Kiss, (1975). Byars, who is one of the artists featured in GOLD, referred to this performance as "a prayer, a poem and a play ... a mystical expression of my appreciation of the world." Byars was the subject of a retrospective this summer at MoMA PS1. Other surprise performances will be presented during dinner, and as a finale, artist Nektar de Stagni will lead guests in a participatory "Designer Dance Party." Sponsorship opportunities are available at $10,000 and above. Call or email for more information.

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-673-7530, Ext. 9 (Information)
Saturday, November 1 at 7 p.m.

Chapman Partnership's 13th Annual Gala will be chaired by Susan Kahn and her daughter Lani Kahn Drody, and Norma Quintero and her daughter, Alessandra Quintero, and WPLG-TV's Laurie Jennings will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. As Chapman's major fundraising event of the year, the gala helps pay for the services provided to over 5,500 men and women and families residing in Chapman's two Homeless Assistance Centers. The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a sumptuous dinner at 8 p.m. with dancing to the music of Soul Survivor Band and a short and inspiring program. Dress for the evening is cocktail attire. Midnight Masquerade, the official After-Party,will follow the gala. Hosted by nextgen, Chapman Partnership's young professional support group, suggested attire is Black Tie + Groovy Masks, Crazy Hats and Funky Hairdos. Enjoy music by Spam Allstars, open bar reception from 9 to 10:30 when Midnight Masquerade gets underway. Tickets for the gala are $600 per person and $100 for the After-Party, which includes nextgen annual membership dues for 2014-2015.

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-329-3066 (Tickets and Information)
Saturday, November 1 at 7 p.m.

This elegant black-tie event will celebrate the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s innovative medical school mission. The evening will feature a luxury live auction, dinner, musical entertainment and dancing. The Sapphire Celebration will also include presentations of the Dr. Herbert Wertheim Global Medical Leadership Award, the Ambassador Steven & Dorothea Green Community Leadership Award and the Benjamin Leon Founding Dean’s Award in recognition of individuals who have made remarkable contributions and been instrumental to the College’s growth and success in the medical field. Co-Chairs for the 2014 Sapphire Celebration are Fran Berrin, Alyse Messinger, Kerry Perez and Debbie Tano. Tickets are $400 per person or $4,000 for a table of ten. For more information, please contact Darla Sechrest or visit www.Medicine.FIU.edu.

The Donald J. Trump Ballroom
4400 N.W. 87th Avenue, Doral, Miami
305-348-6265 (Darla Sechrest)
Sunday, November 2 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Join Linda Peterson and Helen Picard for the Shoe Fairies Garden Party, a fun afternoon of wine and good food, fashion show by Cocoa Couture, along with music, silent auction, and shopping! 100% of proceeds from the event will benefit the Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center. Cost to attend is $40 in advance or $50 at the door.

Home of Linda Peterson
8500 S.W. 182nd Terrace, Palmetto Bay
www.WhisperingManes.org/ShoeFairies (Tickets)
Monday, November 3 from 11:30 a.m to 2 p.m.

Experience Joe's Stone Crab with all the works and without the wait! Enjoy Foster Care Review's annual fundraising event, Claws for Kids, known for its fun, relaxed atmosphere and the exceptional food that only Joe's Stone Crab can provide! The event begins with a wine reception, along with great networking and the chance to win fabulous raffle items. Most importantly, you'll be helping to ensure the safety, well-being and long-term success of abused and neglected children in our community. Tickets are $200 per person, and sponsorship packages are also available.

Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
786-252-9920 (Adriana Oliva)
Wednesday, November 5 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Don't miss Picnic on the Patio, a three-course picnic prepared by Ken Lyon of Lyon+Lyon Catering. Set amid the tropical foliage of Miami Beach Botanical Garden, the picnic is served family-style just as the sun sets. The cost is $50 a plate for Garden members and $60 for non-members.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
www.MBGarden.org (Registration)

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

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