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Youngsters throughout Miami-Dade County will be returning to school on August 18. Many families do not have the means to purchase what is needed by these young students to prepare them for classes. We can all help! Three charities have reached out to SocialMiami to ask for help, and surely there are many others seeking back-to-school supplies. Let's show these kids that we care about them and arm them with what they need to participate with their peers. If you need more information, go to the websites of these organizations or call the SocialMiami office for help. You can make a difference!

305-981-0101 (SocialMiami for information)
Through July 26

Celebrate Kids Week! Southland Mall's annual kids' convention returns with a week's worth of fun, activities and special appearances. Tuesday from 3 to 5 Raquel Torrent will host an “Art & Juice” Workshop where kids can paint their own original art; Wednesday at 4 p.m. "Sing Along with Dora" presented by Superstar Productions; on Thursday from noon to 3, Miami Marlins' Street Team and Billy the Marlin will make a stop at Southland Mall with plenty of games, prize giveaways and more, and from 5 to 7 Buffalo Wild Wings will host a "Wing Eating Contest;" Friday at 2 there will be an interactive "Children’s Magic Show," and at 6 at Center Court take a virtual trip to Brazil with a Brazilian Samba Show by the Miami Samba dancers; and Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Kid's Week's Grand Finale will feature special presentations from Superstar Productions and Zoo Miami with a “Let’s Move Summer Fun Show” and a Zoo Miami booth with live animals and special deals on annual passes! Plus a lucky $500 Gift Card winner will be announced - must be present to win. It's happening all week long and it's free to all!

Southland Mall
20505 South Dixie Highway, Center Court, Miami
305-235-8880 or 305-235-8850

Ornare Presents: Design Talk

Since 1995 Osirys Mendez has been designing interiors in Miami. The longtime Design District resident recently partnered with Sabrina Vela and the two wonderfully compliment each other to create a powerful interior design company.

We sat down with Mendez and Vela at Ornare, the Brazilian closet and kitchen manufacturer located in the Miami Design District to learn about their design philosophy.
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Ornare Presents: Design Talk

Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Three of Miami’s brightest chefs will team up with Miami culinary students from Johnson & Wales University and turn up the heat at this year’s Whole Foods Market Fill the Grill Challenge. Three teams will go head-to-head battling for the title of 2014 Fill the Grill Champion and a year’s worth of bragging rights. The cheftestants are Aaron Brooks (EDGE Steak & Bar); Todd Erickson (Huahua’s Taqueria and HaVen South Beach); and Giorgio Rapicavoli (Eating House). Each will partner with a culinary student with $20 and 20 minutes to speed shop the store for ingredients. Then they will have an additional 20 minutes to prepare a delicious, affordable and creative summer meal using only a grill. Both the winning student and chef will receive a Whole Foods Market gift card, and Whole Foods Market will make a $500 donation to the Johnson & Wales University scholarship fund. Free and open to the public.

Whole Foods Market
12150 Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami
Thursday, July 24 at 7 p.m.

Join FIU Professor Patrick "Chip" Cassidy, Ph.D. for a special tasting of selected wines and a discussion of the history of wine, beer and liquor, hosted by the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Enjoy red and white wine, accompanied by a selection of cheeses from SoFi neighbor Tongue & Cheek and decadent chocolates. Cost to attend is $18 for Museum members and $25 for non-members. Space is limited, and advance reservations are required.

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
Thursday, July 24 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Join Alaide Saad, Evangeline Gouletas and Maria Carolina Tavares de Melo for a preview of the newest collection of exquisite jewelry at Swiss luxury jeweler De Grisogono in support of BrazilFoundation,

DeGrisogono at Bal Harbor Shops
9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbor
DeGrisogono@TaraInk.com (RSVP)


Manny Hernandez killed it during Swim Week capturing defining images from this year’s festivities. Featured events include Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, Jacques Smith & Bianca Coletti Swim Show Seizethenight: Desperados at the Soho Beach House, Escape Miami II at the National Hotel, and more ...

Pictured: Maria Menounos and Roxanne Vargas at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week SWIM at the Raleigh
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July 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Celebrating 100 years of service, Greyhound will bring its Centennial Mobile Museum Tour to Miami. View historic signage, vintage driver uniforms and an entire wall of history where you can see Greyhound’s transformation over the years, along with interactive touchscreen displays. The tour will also feature restored classic coaches, such as the 1914 Hupmobile, 1931 Mack, 1947 Silversides and the 1954 Scenicruiser and a new, modern coach featuring free Wi-Fi, leather seats, power outlets and extra legroom.

Zoo Miami
1 Zoo Boulevard
12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami
Saturday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Help Kick Off the 4th Annual Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K Run/Walk to benefit Miami Children's Hospital. Become a team captain and bring your team recruits to enjoy kick off festivities of live music and entertainment, giveaways and lots more! Top fundraiser will win a Sandals Resort vacation for two adults. Also at the kick-off MCH Trauma Service Team will fit kids for bike helmets as part of Kohl's Childhood Injury Prevention Program.

Kohl's Kendall Store
11800 Mills Drive, Miami
23rd Annual Huntington's Disease Triathlon
Sunday, July 27

The Huntington's Disease Society of America South Florida Chapter will host its 23rd Annual Triathlon to raise money and awareness for research programs to seek a cure or effective treatment for Huntington's Disease. The two faceted event features a Sprint level consisting of a quarter mile swim, a 14-mile bike segment and a 3-mile run, and an Olympic level with a 7-mile swim, 21-mile bike race and 6-mile run. This family-friendly event allows spectators to watch the swim from along the nearly 1 mile edge of the lake. The run wraps around the park and can be viewed along different points on the run. Bring a blanket, sunscreen, hats and visors and make it a family picnic day. There is even a children’s playground right next to the finish line! The first event begins at 6:30 a.m. - an Olympic distance - and at 7:10 the first Sprint event begins. Fees are $110 for the Olympic event if registered before July 14 and $125 thereafter. The Sprint event fee is $80.00 prior to July 14 and $95 after. The relay fee for the Olympic is $140 til July 14 and then $155, and the Sprint relay is $110 and $125 after July 14. Spectators are free, and there is no fee to enter the park. Parking opens at 5 a.m.

Larry & Penny Thompson Park
12451 S.W. 184th Street, Miami
HDTri@Bellsouth.net (for Information)
Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to noon

On July 28 1896, the City of Miami was incorporated. Celebrate Miami's birthday and explore the unique architecture, the quiet river walkways and the history of our beautiful city. Meet at HistoryMiami and take the Historic Downtown Walk through the heart of Miami. Leisurely stroll the city streets and quiet river walkways as you take in the architectural and historic sides of the city. Learn why Miami is becoming known as the "Manhattan of the South." HistoryMiami members take the walk for $20 and non-members are $30. Reserve your spot today!

101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
AYUDA's 37th Birthday!
Tuesday, July 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Join Ayuda for a summer night out to celebrate Ayuda's 37th Year along with the birthdays of Ayuda's Chairperson DeAnne Connolly Graham; CEO Diana Susi; Vice Chair Laura Jimenez; and board member Esther Dollar. The Broken Shaker, a James Beard Award-nominated bar, will offer three handcrafted customized cocktails for the occasion, and Chef James Seyba will pair the drinks with items from his specialty menu. Your donation of $30 will support Ayuda's programs to help improve the lives of children and families who are under-served or at risk. Valet parking will be available for $15, or park in the public parking area on 27th and Collins. Purchase tickets online.

Broken Shaker - Freehand Hotel
2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach
305-864-6885 (RSVP)
Wednesday, July 30 from 7 to 10 p.m.

For the third year Chapman Partnership will be a beneficiary of Miami Magazine's To Live & Dine, a chance to "eat up and give back!" Savor specialties of the house from such great restaurants as 1826 Restaurant & Lounge, Area 31, BLT Prime, Bocce Bar, DB Bistro Moderne, Dilido Beach Club, Earls Kitchen + Bar, Khong River House, Michael Mina 74, Palme D’Or, Siena Tavern Miami, The Dutch, Toro Toro and others. Bring a non-perishable food item for the onsite food drive. Chapman will receive 100% of proceeds from the event's raffle, and for every ticket sold using the "CHAPMAN" promo code, Chapman Partnership will receive $10. Tickets are $50.

The Moore Building
4040 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Design District
LiveAndDine2014.Eventbrite.com (Tickets)

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

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