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Tuesday, October 14 at 6 p.m.

The Normandy Fountain has been a landmark for almost 90 years, and it has just undergone complete restoration. In honor of Miami Beach's 100th year anniversary, the fountain will be rededicated. Join city leaders for the festivities. Light refreshments will be served.

Normandy Fountain
Rue Vendome between 71st Street & Normandy Drive
Miami Beach
Wednesday, October 15 at 8:30 a.m.

Get out your sneakers and join Miami Lighthouse for the Blind to celebrate National White Cane Day. Grand Marshals George E. Letakis and Juan J. Tejera from the Lions Club and Billy The Marlin will lead the "Walk" from the Miami Lighthouse, down S.W. 8th Street and back, where the celebration will continue with food and music featuring the Miami Lighthouse Better Chance Music Production Program™. NBC's Chief Meteorologist John Morales will emcee, and presentations will be made by OrCam Technologies and event sponsor Molina Healthcare of Florida. Enjoy Starbucks-sponsored coffee and a special luncheon sponsored by Burger King where prizes will be awarded to walk participants who collect the most funds. Suggested donations are $5 for the visually impaired and $20 for all others.

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
601 S.W. 8th Avenue, Miami
786-362-7515 (Cameron Sisser)
Chapman Partnership Illuminations Gala

Wednesday, October 15 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Looking for a new opportunity? Don't miss Hire Miami's Meet the Recruiters, a networking / happy hour special event for job seekers in Miami. Held in conjunction with Victoria & Associates, the event will give you an opportunity to connect with recruiters and local companies looking to hire. Cost to attend is $15 - use the promo code "social" for a courtesy 15% discount. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to The Awesome Foundation Miami, a nonprofit, to help support its Miami initiatives.

Novecento Brickell
1414 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami
786-564-1010 (Adam Euster & Andrew Quarrie)
http://HireMiami.com/ (Tickets)
Wednesday, October 15, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The 2014 Key to the Cure Kickoff Party will be an evening of cocktails and food samplings, along with music and entertainment, all to raise funds and awareness for women's cancers. As in past years, the kick off events sets the stage for a whole weekend of shopping with Saks Fifth Avenue donating a percentage of purchases to a local charity. This year's charity partner for Saks Fifth Avenue is Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center. Also, during the weekend - through October 19 - a specially designed rag & bone Key to the Cure t-shirt will be available for sale with proceeds going to Mount Sinai. Tickets for the Kick-Off are $25 and can be purchased online.

Saks Fifth Avenue AT Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour - not Miami Beach
www.MSMCFoundation.org/KeytotheCure (Tickets)
Thursday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m

Meet designer Yliana Yepez, Paris-born, Venezuelan-raised and currently living in New York City, whose collection of handbags and accessories have immediately taken off. Take advantage of the opportunity to customize your own Scarlett clutch with the designer.

Bloomingdale's at Aventura Mall
19555 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura

Diamond Ball Kick-off at Park Grove

Miami Children’s Health Foundation kicked of the Hope Diamond Ball Affair with dozens of its supporters in attendance at Park Grove. The event took place in the beautiful model of the Park Grove condos overlooking the bay, and was attended by President and CEO of MCH Foundation Lucy Morillo and this year’s Gala Chairs Ana and Tony Figueroa Cisneros, along with several board members, staff and supporters. Guests mingled and enjoyed light bites, while admiring the impressive view of the bay.

Pictured: Ana Figueroa Cisneros, Lucy Morillo and Marile Lopez
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Diamond Ball Kick-off at Park Grove

Thursday, October 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Don't miss Pause for a Cause and party with a purpose at this annual event where local young professionals raise a glass and unite to raise money for 15 important local causes. The best part is that 10% of every tab goes directly back to these important nonprofits! Purchase in advance and get two tickets for $15 (including 2 raffle tickets), or purchase at the door for $15 for one admission. All proceeds will be split among the participating organizations. Enjoy food specials and 2-for-1 drinks at the extended Happy Hour til 10 p.m.

1250 South Miami Avenue, Miami
Friday - Sunday, October 17 - 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

East Everglades Orchid Society will hold its 17th Annual Orchid Show and Sale. See a wide display of extraordinary orchids, along with art and nature-inspired displays by artist Michel Castro. Admission is free.

R. F. Orchids
28100 S.W. 182nd Avenue, Homestead
Friday, October 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At the 3rd Annual All Star Awards Luncheon, presented by the Miami Dolphins, Switchboard of Miami will celebrate and award Miami-Dade County non-profit organizations. Recognizing the true "All Stars" of South Florida will be community leaders, corporate funders, individual donors, non-profit board and staff members and community volunteers. Honored non-profits were nominated and then scored by Switchboard's guest judges based on their community involvement. Last year's recipients include Chapman Partnership, Farm Share, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, RJT Foundation, Better Florida Foundation, Fatherhood Task Force and (pictured) Mentoring Valuable Proteges.

Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
305-358-1640, Ext. 1182 (Kristyn Greco)

SOCIAL Manny: Episode 158

It was an eclectic week for photographer Manny Hernandez. This week he covered the Greatly Exaggerated exhibit at Vice Gallery in Wynwood; the opening of Cafe Dolly: Picabia, Schnabel Willumsen at the NSU Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale with Julian Schnabel in attendance; the private dinner in honor Julian Schnabel at the Secret Garden at The Pillars Hotel in Ft Lauderdale; 2nd annual Miami Rail FUN-raiser at the home of Dan Milewski and Nina Johnson-Milewski; an exclusive visit to The Schatzi Kassal Project: New Born Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital; and Questlove at the III Points BBQ at Wood Tavern.

Pictured: Tara Sokolow Benmeleh & Jack Benmeleh at the NSU Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale
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SOCIAL Manny: Episode 158

Friday, October 17 at noon

Join Splendor in the Garden Chairs Frances Sevilla-Sacasa and Swanee DiMare at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables for a special celebration of Fairchild Garden's upcoming fashion luncheon. The 2015 "Splendor" honorees will be announced over lunch. Complimentary; RSVP please.

Neiman Marcus at Village of Merrick Park
390 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables
SShubin@FairchildGarden.org (RSVP)
Friday, October 17 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The Sassy City Chicks Shopping Event is back in Miami with the perfect opportunity to score all of fall's trends, glorious spa treatments, cocktails from Bailey’s new Chocolate Cherry Irish Cream Liqueur and fabulous giveaways. You'll find special discounts on clothing, jewelry, sunglasses, handbags, makeup, skincare, accessories and more throughout the show from participating designers and boutiques. Enjoy a true girl's night out experience with cocktails, pampering spa services in the spa lounge, shopping and fun! One lucky guest will go home with a hot pink leather Kate Spade bag raffled at the event. Tickets are $10 each for event admission.

1235 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
www.SassyCityChicks.com (Tickets)
312-890-3028 (Information)
Friday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Locust Projects' popular fundraiser, Smash & Grab is only 2 weeks away and tickets are going fast. Get an exciting first look at this year's raffled artwork at the Preview Party for members and ticket holders. October 25 is the date for Smash & Grab, followed by the One Night Stand: the Smash & Grab After-Party. Artwork raffle ticket (admits 2): $495 LP Members / $550 non-members; Admission only (per person): $50.

Locust Projects
3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami

Julian Schnabel Master Workshop

In case you missed SocialMiami's documentary short of Julian Schnabel giving a private tour of his show at Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, here's another chance to catch it. In the piece, Schnabel praises museum director Bonnie Clearwater and endorses her move from Miami to Fort Lauderdale. Check out the exclusive coverage.

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Julian Schnabel Master Workshop

Saturday, October 17 from 11:59 p.m. until October 18 at 11:59 p.m.

Fall in love with a shelter pet at the Mega Match-a-thon Adoption where you'll see more than 500 homeless animals of all breeds, sizes, colors and personalities. The Humane Society of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Animal Services and The Cat Network are working together with local rescue groups, and you will have a full twenty-four hours to find the perfect pet for your family! The event will feature low-cost pet adoptions in a festive fall-themed atmosphere that includes round-the-clock entertainment, live music and food vendors and gourmet food trucks. Enjoy the Miami HEAT DANCERS, Billy the Marlin and the Miami Marlins Energy Team. There will be special children’s activities and story time at 7 p.m., followed by a family-friendly movie on the lawn at 8. Admission is free, and complimentary parking is available in the park.

Tropical Park
7900 Bird Road, Miami
Deadline January 15, 2015

The Jewish Museum's Breaking the Glass Ceiling Awards honor Florida Jewish professional women who have become successful pioneers in fields generally dominated by men. The awards are also based on nominees' activities in the Jewish and civic communities and service as role models. Past awards have been presented in the categories of women in medicine, banking, accounting, academia, politics, law, aviation, sports, journalism, arts, entertainment and more. If you know a woman who is a leader in her field, please complete a nomination form and return it to the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU by January 16, 2015. The awards will be presented on April 19, 2015, and it is requested that honorees be present to accept their award.

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
Membership@JewishMuseum.com (Submit Nominations)
www.bit.ly/GlassCeilingAwards (Nomination Form)
Saturday, October 18 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables (HPACG) will host its fall fundraiser, City Hall: After Hours, at the historic Coral Gables City Hall. Enjoy live music, dinner al fresco and a colorful silent auction. Tickets are $75 for HPACG members and $85 for non-members. There are also VIP tickets available, priced at $100, which include a private tour of the interior of City Hall by Ramon Trias, Director of Planning and Zoning at the City of Coral Gables, mingling with Miami based artist Erika King and a grand reserve tasting.

Coral Gables City Hall
405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables
Mail@HistoricCoralGables.org (Ann Goodman)
Saturday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Whole Foods Market will present the Seed Food and Wine Festival, a four day celebration of conscious plant-based, cruelty-free living. The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 15 with various events planned throughout the four days. Enjoy a full day of family fun and healthy eating on Saturday, complete with seminars and chef demonstrations and appearances by Alicia Silverstone, Brendan Brazier, John Salley, Marana Pleasant, Jeffrey Brana and more. Tickets are $35 for adults, $20 for juniors, aged 11 to 20 and free for kids 10 and under. Proceeds benefit the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Farm Sanctuary.

The Tents at Midtown
2901 N.E. 1st Avenue, Miami Midtown
www.SeedFoodandWine.com (Event Information)
Saturday, October 18 at 7 p.m.

Junior League of Miami will host its 11th Annual Miami Magic, a fun-filled evening that celebrates the organization's 25 years of supporting survivors of domestic violence. Enjoy a cocktail reception and silent auction, sit-down dinner, dancing, raffle packages and sensational entertainment including magicians and music provided by UM's Frost School of Music. It's one of the hottest tickets of the charity gala season, providing plenty of opportunities to give back to your South Florida community. Co-Chairs are Lainey Grossman and Monica Pigna.

Newman Alumni Center at the University of Miami
6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables
305-443-0160 (Junior League Office)
973-713-5442 (Lainey Grossman)
561-699-1282 (Monica Pigna)
Saturday, October 18 at 7 p.m.

The world famous Tropicana Club, as it would be in the year 2020 in a free Cuba, will be recreated for the enjoyment of this year's Noche Tropical 2014 guests. The nightclub's outrageous, two-story show stage is where you'll hear upbeat sounds reminiscent of Celia Cruz and her band as Tropicana show girls dance choreographed pieces throughout the stage and ballroom. The gala hosted by Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba will benefit Somos Un Solo Pueblo (SUSP) scholarship program, the Ladies in White, and providing Cuban civil society with basic resources and humanitarian aid. Tickets are $250 per person or $2,500 per table, and sponsorships are also available. Please contact Sisi Portuondo for information. Pictured: Guillermo "Coco" Fariñas, recipient of the Sakharov Prize.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-390-2786, Ext. 22 (Sisi Portuondo)
Sunday, October 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Each October at the beginning of stone crab season, South Floridians turn out for Jazz at Joe’s Stone Crab, hosted by the Women’s Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Over 400 guests are expected to enjoy a lively brunch featuring the smooth jazz sounds of Leo Casino, exciting raffle prizes and a full complement of Joe's signature dishes - lots of stone crabs, hash brown potatoes and key lime pie! What could be better. Costs range from $250 for Main Dining Room seating to $175 for Garden Room seating.

Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
305-644-0066 (Shaunte Young for Reservations)
Sunday, October 19 from 1 to 6 p.m.

All your little ghosts and goblins will have a boo-tiful time at Miami Children’s Museum’s Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash. It's one of Miami’s most popular family Halloween events, and you and the whole family will have ghostly good time as your costumed trick-or-treaters make their candy collecting-way around the Museum’s 14 galleries. Enjoy Miami’s best family-friendly haunted house, create crazed crafts and become part of the Museum's fun and colorful costume parade. There will be face painting, dancing the Monster Mash and making take-home crafts. Lunch will be provided by Epicure, and the silent auction will be chock full of family activities and restaurants to bid on. All the proceeds from the Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash benefit the Museum’s educational programs. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for non-members before October 1 and $10 more if purchased after that date. A Family Package for $200 is also available that includes 6 tickets.

Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island, Miami
305-373-5437, Ext. 142
Sunday, October 19 at 4 p.m.

Join the Civic Chorale of Greater Miami, a community choir made up of local amateur and professional singers, for its Fall program Food Glorious Food! that highlights the sensory friendship between music and food. Hear a selection of diverse choral pieces, such as Coffee Break by Mark Ford, a unique piece written for four different sizes of paper coffee cups with lids and sleeves. Music is everywhere and, of course, coffee has rhythm! At popular coffee shops, the sizes of cups are called Short, Tall, Grande and Venti. Coffee Break also features one medium Frappuccino cup with lid and straw. This theatre/percussion work is designed for males to play the first four parts and a female to play the 5th percussion part. Cost to attend is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 for students and free for children 6 and under. Tickets can be purchased online.

St. Andrews Episcopal Church
14260 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay
Monday, October 20 at 9 a.m.

The Cancer Support Community Greater Miami will host its Annual Tee Off Fore Wellness Golf & Tennis Tournament at one of Miami's most beautiful settings. Prepare to spend a fun-filled day on the challenging course and enjoy the 19th Hold Cocktail Party, sponsored by Steiner Leisure, following the tournament. All tournament players will receive luxury goody bags and promotional giveaways as they take part in day-long sampling from premiere food and beverage sponsors who have generously donated to this event. Round out the day at the 19th Hole Cocktail Party sponsored by Steiner Leisure, featuring a silent auction and the poolside Tournament Awards Dinner and luxury special drawing. Lead Sponsors are Sharp General Contractors for golf and Bancredito for tennis. Not into sports? Tickets are just $60 p/p for the cocktail party and awards dinner.

Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club
13610 Deering Bay Drive, Coral Gables

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

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