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Tuesday, November 25

Tie on your apron and don your chef's hat and join the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation this Thanksgiving season! Slice, dice, chop and stir more than 1,500 servings of food for the hungry of South Florida and give back to your community. Bring your family and friends - all ages - to help with these family-friendly projects. Volunteers are also needed before the cooking begins to help decorate and make the space chef-ready. The 6th Annual Everthing But the Turkey continues in South Dade on November 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. Or, if you prefer, sign up to help out between noon and 3 p.m.

Temple Beth Am (South Dade)
5950 N. Kendall Drive, Miami
Volunteer@JewishMiami.org (RSVP)
Friday, November 28 beginning at 8 a.m.

The day after Thanksgiving is the official start of the Christmas shopping season. Traditionally known as Black Friday, this holiday kick-off is an especially festive day at Southland Mall! The mall will come alive with activities as hundreds of balloons, filled with store coupons, movie passes, Miami HEAT tickets and mall gift cards, descend from the rafters in four different locations. It's Southland Mall's way of rewarding their shoppers during the holidays. And on Black Friday some lucky shopper will even win a $500 Mall Gift Card to get a jump start on their holiday shopping. Enter to win the gift card by visiting the Southland Mall Facebook page at southlandmallmiami! Come early and be the guests of Y100 FM who will be broadcasting live onsite from 7 to 9 a.m. And don’t forget to visit Santa who will be at Southland daily through December 24th! Happy Holidays All!

Southland Mall in four locations:
Center Court, Sears, JC Penney & Macy's Wings
20505 South Dixie Highway, Miami

SOCIAL Manny: Episode 163

This week, Manny Hernandez went national traveling to the west coast and back again. The Latin Grammy Awards brought Manny to Las Vegas. In Miami, he attended the Humane Society Luncheon, Miami Book Fair 2014, the RunWade Fashion Show with the HEAT players, and more!

Pictured: Nai Tafur, Ximena Acosta and Katalina Bernal at the Give to Colombia Gala at the New World Symphony
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SOCIAL Manny: Episode 163

Friday, November 28 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Bring the whole family to Bayfront Park’s Tree Lighting to kick off the holiday season! This free event marks the “official” lighting of the tree. Created by Christmas Designers, Inc., the tree is a striking, 50 ft. tall artificial tree adorned with a custom lighting package. It will stay lit every night and remain in the park through the New Year. Enjoy holiday music provided by Infinity Sound Productions and bring your appetite, as gourmet food trucks will be on site with many of Miami’s diverse foods from 5 to 9 p.m. Tree lighting is at 7 p.m.

Bayfront Park
301 N. Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Saturday, November 29 from 7 p.m. to midnight

Dress to Impress for the White Party™, hosted by Care Resource and one of South Florida's most-talked-about events that has raised millions of dollars for HIV/AIDS research, prevention, care and treatment. You'll join hundreds of fabulous fashionistas dressed in white and emblazoned with diamonds and pearls as you enjoy the festivities on PAMM's waterfront patio overlooking the Port of Miami and the gorgeous Miami skyline. Arrive before 9 p.m. and explore the Perez Art Museum Miami while you're entertained by an array of musical ensembles and colorful characters in the museum. Outdoors enjoy cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres prepared by Stephen Starr Events, take your chance to win fabulous prizes at the White Party's exciting Casino, and be swept away by DJ David Knapp and the White Party Symphony performing a special tribute to 30 years of music composed and conducted by Sam Hyken during previous White Parties. The evening will be overseen by Elaine Lancaster, the official White Party Hostess. Though the White Party has expanded to include fundraising for all of South Florida’s diverse LGBT and less privileged communities, the event is by no means an LGBT event, but rather a total Miami bash! Don't miss it! Tickets are $215 in advance and $250 the day of the event. Go online for tickets and information, including complimentary shuttle services available from the National Hotel and the Hyatt Regency. Valet parking will be available at the event for $25.

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Through December 15

For over 35 years the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade have sold Christmas trees and wreaths during the holiday season to raise funds for its many programs that serve 10,000 boys and girls in Miami-Dade County. The trees - beautiful Fraser firs from North Carolina - range from 5 to 14 feet tall and sell for $55 and up. Plain and hand-decorated wreaths are also available, starting at $35. The lot will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until all the trees are sold.

Boys & Girls Clubs, Hank Kline Club
2805 S.W. 32nd Avenue (corner of US 1), Miami

Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Program

Each Thanksgiving since 2000 local community groups, businesses and individuals have come together to volunteer for Branches' Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Program, the largest meal delivery effort in Florida. In 2013, 6,389 meals were provided to needy individuals and families by over 1,500 volunteers in less than four hours on Thanksgiving morning.

The volunteers collect food, prepare and pack meals and deliver Thanksgiving dinners to thousands of South Floridians who might otherwise be hungry and alone on this special holiday.
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Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Program

Wednesday, December 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Finding the Best You: A Woman’s Wellness Experience, hosted by Chai Lifeline Southeast and the Victor Center, will feature experts in the fields of medicine and wellness who will present a variety of topics related to women’s health. Learn about medical screenings, developments in healthcare, nutrition and hormonal effects presented by Dr. Joseph Rosenblatt, Dr. Emmanuela Wolloch, Dr. Nilza Kallos, Dr. Leonard Pianko, Dr. Baruch Jacobs, nutritionist Janis Roszler and Dr. Parul Jayakar. Michelle Villalobos will serve as emcee, as well as a presenter. Breakfast and lunch will be served, and interactive wellness displays will provide even more information. Admission is $36.

Acqualina Resort & Spa
17875 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach
www.ChaiLifeline.org (Registration)

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

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