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4th Annual Haute Tea

Friday, October 2 at 11 a.m.

Don your most fashionable hat and join the Young Society of Love and Hope for a Haute Tea to honor Love and Hope’s Executive Chairman Sandra Levy. Enjoy a decadent afternoon tea-inspired menu, champagne, silent auction and a fashion presentation of Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour's Spring/Summer 2012 shoe and designer handbag collections. And there will be a prize for the finest hat of the day! The cost for this fun and unique afternoon is $175 p/p. Proceeds will benefit the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute. Hats and heels encouraged!

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
9703 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour



Friday, October 2 from 6:30 PM until 10:30 PM

Enjoy an evening of great cuisine celebrating a great cause as local chefs join together to raise money to benefit the Children's Miracle Network/Miami Children's Health Foundation. The event will feature food stations from the resort's restaurants, 3030 Ocean and Sea Level, along with signature cuisine selections by guest chefs from noted area restaurants, plus live and silent auctions with an array of items for bidding. Tickets are $60 per person in advance and $75 at the door, and all proceeds go to benefit the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale
954-765-3021 (Pam Cook for Tickets)


NWSA Theatre Student Anissa Comonte as Blanche DuBois

NWSA Theatre Student Anissa Comonte as Blanche DuBois
New World School of the Arts interviewed NWSA music theater student Anissa Comonte, who will play Blanche DuBois in the upcoming play “A Streetcar Named Desire”.

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ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Saturday, October 3 at 9 a.m.

Thousands of local breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and community members will unite to help finish the fight against breast cancer at the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. This noncompetitive, inspirational event raises awareness and funds to end breast cancer and provides hope to all people touched by the disease. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the walk begins at 9, rain or shine.

Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125
786.608.4555 Viviana Mártir



Saturday, October 3 from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

South Florida non-profits will be the beneficiary of proceeds from 5K Park Fest, a one-of-a-kind event that gives back to attendees' favorite causes. With half of the $40 registration fee donated to your charity of choice, over $100,000 is expected to be raised for local charitable groups! The “PARK” (Perform Acts of Random Kindness) event allows anyone to start or join a team for the 5K to support their chosen non-profit, and the bigger the team, the more money and awareness raised for the cause! The day-long event features DJ Robin Louis and live music by Problem Kids, a free kids play zone and mini run sponsored by Wendy’s, rides and cooking lessons, Frost Science "hands on" activities, give-a-ways and more plus gourmet food trucks, soft drinks and a beer garden for adults. At 3:05 p.m. Mayor Regalado will speak and the 5K run and 2.5K walk will begin.

Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami


Save the Date: BBKC Biscayne Bay Gala

2015 Imagine Charity Gala

Saturday, October 3 at 7 p.m.

His House Children’s Home's 12th Annual "Imagine" Charity Gala is an inspirational evening that betters the lives of children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. Hosting the evening will be Telefutura's Felipe Viel, co-host of "Escándalo TV" and "Feim Fix" on the YouTube channel Nuevon. He will be joined by more than 500 His House Children's Home supporters, along with elected state and county officials. Special festivities will include a cocktail reception, fine dining, a silent auction and live performances. Proceeds from the gala will support a range of services for the children served by His House. For information about tickets, sponsorships and auction items, visit the website or contact Iris Marrero. Pictured: Jay & Jessica Leyva.

JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-430-0085, Ext. 202 (Iris Marrero)


Barry University's 75th Anniversary Birthday Bash Hosted by Dr. Shaquille O'Neal

Saturday, October 3 at 7 p.m. to midnight

Guests at Barry University's 75th Anniversary Birthday Bash will take a step back in time when Soho Studios in the vibrant Wynwood Art District is transformed into Club Barry, an exquisite supper club evoking the days of Barry University's founding in 1940. Alumnus Dr. Shaquille O’Neal will host a delightful evening as guests enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing, and a performance by Grammy Award-winner Wyclef Jean. The festivities will include Grammy Award-winner Betty Wright's production that takes you musically from 1940 to today. Individual tickets are $500 per person, and VIP tables for ten are $10,000.


Save the Date: VfC Be A Voice Luncheon

2015 Imagination Ball Fundraiser

Sunday, October 4 at 2 p.m.

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Arsht Families, a volunteer committee of parents committed to supporting children's access to the performing arts, will host the 2nd BiAnnual Imagination Ball. This one-of-a-kind children's gala and fundraiser will feature a circus-themed afternoon of activities, dancing, child-friendly meals (complete with wild dessert displays), and a live performance by America's Got Talent finalist and teen magician Collins Key. Chairs are Arsht Families members Rebecca Whited and family and Katharine Rubino and family. A number of sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available for the ball ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. All proceeds will enhance and expand the Arsht Center's Arts Education and Community Engagement programs. Pictured: Katharine Rubino and Rebecca Whited.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House, Lynn Wolfson Stage
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
786-468-2020 (Information)



Sunday, October 4 at 2 p.m.

Make a day of if when you visit Pinecrest Gardens, the ideal spot for a family outing. Bring a picnic or purchase lunch at the concession stand, browse the Farmers Market, let the kids enjoy the afternoon in the Splash 'N Play or spend time in the petting zoo. And at 2 p.m. wander over to the Banyan Bowl to experience a concert that's included in your admission fee to the gardens, Young jazz students will perform, members of the JECC Boot Camp Ensemble, a weekly workshop under the direction of Nicole Yarling (pictured) and other members South Florida's community of talented jazz educators and professional musicians.

Pinecrest Village
11000 Red Road


Save the Date: ACS Inner Circle of Twelve

30th Great Sports Legends Annual Dinner

Tuesday, October 6 at 5:30 p.m.

The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, will host its 30th annual Great Sports Legends Dinner, a spectacular evening of celebration for celebrities, sports and medical breakthroughs. Chairing the evening is Mark Dalton, with Tom Brokaw serving as Master of Ceremonies, charged with the honor of introducing this year's sports legends and philanthropists Emilio and Gloria Estefan, who will receive the Inspiration Award, and Phil and Orianne Collins, who will be honored with the Humanitarian Award. Sports Legends are: Jorge Posada, Karl Malone, Ray Lewis, John Stockton, Michelle Kwan, Victor Espinoza, Jennifer Capriati and Chip Ganassi. Guests will enjoy performances by The Beach Boys and The Pointer Sisters. The evening begins with cocktails and the "Buy It Now Store" at 5:30, followed by the dinner and program at 7:30. Tickets are $850 and $1500.

The Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom
301 Park Avenue, New York City
305-243-4656 Stephanie Aagaard


Shopping Event at Jimmy Choo Coral Gables

Thursday, October 8 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Preview the new Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection at Jimmy Choo in Merrick Park and support Chapman Partnership as you enjoy the fashionable evening. Bring a toiletry item (shampoo, soap, lotion, etc.) to be donated to the women and children who reside at the two Chapman locations. A portion of sales will benefit the programs at Chapman Partnership. RSVP please.

Jimmy Choo - The Village of Merrick Park
360 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables
305-443-6124 RSVP by phone or email


Champagne in Picardy, France - Tasting and Talk with Patrick Alexander

Friday, October 9 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

As part of Coral Gables Museum's current exhibit “American Women Rebuilding France,” enjoy an evening with resident wine expert Patrick Alexander. His talk will cover not only the story of champagne and its bubbles but also the rich history of Picardy and its saga of major battles from the early middle ages to the horrors of World Wars I and II. Enjoy a glass or two of champagne from Picardy. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $20 for museum members.

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134


24 HR Mega Match-A-Thon

Friday, October 9 at 11:59 PM

It’s really big and every animal lover’s fantasy come true - the 24-Hour Mega Match-A-Thon presented by Subaru. From 11:59 p.m.. on Friday to the same time on Saturday, the event goes non-stop with hundreds of homeless animals on view awaiting a forever family. Hosted by the Humane Society of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Animal Services, and The Cat Network, together with rescue groups from all over South Florida, the goal is help you find the perfect pet for your family.

Tropical Park
7900 Bird Road, Miami


Season Kick-Off & Big Band Backyard Bash

Saturday, October 10 at 7 p.m.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center will launch its 2015-2016 performing arts season with the Big Band Backyard Bash, featuring the Big Band swing acts of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy from Southern California and New Orleans-based Hot 8 Brass Band, plus local bands Aaron Lebos Reality and DJ Le Spam. Explore the Center’s campus, meet the staff, and get great seats for upcoming shows.Though the event is free, tickets are required and available online or by calling the box office.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay
786-573-5300 (Box Office) for Tickets


2015 Diamond Ball: Diamonds are Forever

Saturday, October 10 from 7:30 p.m.

2015 Diamond Ball: Diamonds are Forever is Miami Children’s Health Foundation’s annual signature gala and South Florida’s grandest charity event, paying tribute to the Hospital’s grateful patients, world-class physicians and generous philanthropists. The spectacular themed black-tie affair features entertainment, a sensational silent auction and much more. This year’s event chairs will be Eilah and Ben Beavers. The Diamond Ball ranks among the top fundraisers in Florida (BizBash) and is recognized by society’s elite as the launch of the South Florida gala season. The event attracts an esteemed group of business, community and philanthropic notables with strong international connections and the common bond of making a difference in the lives of children. To purchase tickets please visit or call Monica Diaz.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
786-624-2986 (Monica Diaz)