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Charity & Entertainment in South Florida


Adopt-A-Pup Day

Friday, June 24 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Give a pup a loving home this summer! Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue, a Broward County volunteer and foster-based, animal rescue group, will host a “Adopt-A-Pup Day” event at a BrightStar Credit Union branch location. They will have puppies for adoption who need a forever home. Free to attend, adoption fees are $260 (cash only).

BrightStar Credit Union
2400 Davie Road, Davie


Festive Fridays: The Roxy Theatre Group

Friday, June 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Hands-on activities and interactive events for the entire family to enjoy! Southland Mall presents all new entertainment in the month of June for their ongoing Festive Friday event series, showcasing the talents of local musicians, dancers and artists. Every Friday evening, shoppers are invited to enjoy live entertainment and interactive activities alongside family and friends at the “Festive Friday” stage, located in the mall’s Center Court. The talented actors of The Roxy Theatre Group will take over “Festive Fridays” for a family-friendly stage production you will not forget. Free and open to the public.

Southland Mall
20505 S Dixie Highway, Miami


Gatsby at the Betsy

Friday, June 24 from 8 to midnight

Enjoy a fun night out while learning how you can help make wishes come true. The Make-A-Wish Champions invite you to Gatsby at the Betsy, a gathering of young professionals who want to become more familiar with the mission of Make-A-Wish. There will be an open bar and lavish hors d'oeuvres. Make sure you are decked out in your best Great Gatsby gear! There will be a silent auction, and 100% of the proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. Tickets range from $125 to $150.

The Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach (Tickets)


Live Music on the Lawn @ W South Beach

Friday, June 24 from 9 to 11 p.m.

W South Beach and Peroni Italy will host Live Music on the Lawn @ W South Beach, featuring Elastic Bond. Complimentary Peroni will be available upon arrival, as well as a lite bites menu. RSVP suggested.

W South Beach
2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Garden Yoga

Saturday, June 25 at 11:30 a.m.

Relax and re-energize outside every Saturday with Garden Yoga at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden where your experience with the natural world is interwoven into the poses and breath work of a hatha-based yoga class. This class is accessible to all skill levels, and is taught by Hilary Packin and Molly Boschee. The instructors will teach different variations of each pose, allowing individuals to find what works for them and cultivate their personal practice, while gaining inspiration from the group setting and surrounding flora. Classes are $15 per person.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach


'Where It All Began' Alumni Hall of Fame Induction

Saturday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m.

To celebrate the many accomplishments of yesteryear’s Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s members, the organization will host its second annual Where It All Began Alumni Hall of Fame Induction. Since it first opened its doors in 1940, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has provided the diverse youth of South Florida with the opportunity to learn, grow and accomplish their dreams. Alumni will be honored with an afternoon of celebrations, including tickets to the Marlins vs. Cubs Game immediately following at 4:10 p.m. Parking in First Base & Center Field garage. Enter stadium through the Bobby Maduro entrance.

Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way, Miami
305-446-9910 Kati Foley


Brickell City Centre Farmers' Market

June 26 - August 28, Sunday - Sunday

The farmers market will feature conventional and organically grown produce as well as a variety of cheeses, breads and prepared foods. Zak the Baker bread, local honey, orchids, fruit smoothies, Argentine empanadas, artisanal olive oil and herb plants round out the growing list. The farmers' market will be set up along the landscaped pathway that runs between Seventh Street and Eighth Street, directly underneath Miami's Metromover track.

Eighth Street Metro Station
59 S.E. 8 Street
Brickell City Centre, Downtown Miami
786-600-3954 Juan Brizuela


Jazz in the Courtyard with LeNard Rutledge

Sunday, June 26 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Captivating, soul stirring, earthy and funky. These are just some of the words used to describe the song stylings of LeNard Rutledge. His singing style is usually compared, aptly, to the legendary Lou Rawls. Like Rawls, Rutledge's classy elegance is often permeated by the raw passion of his church choir work. LeNard has shared the stage with a number of highly respectable jazz artists such as: Nnenna Freelon, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kenny Drew Jr., and Harry Allen. LeNard was named Best Jazz Artist, by the Miami New Times magazine. The concert is free. Restaurant service is available from Il Bolognese.

Lincoln Center Building Courtyard
630 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
305-323-2170 Kimberly Chmura


Grand Opening of New Miami Springs Aquatic Center

Friday, July 1 at 6 p.m.

Mayor Zavier Garcia and Council Members Bob Best, Billy Bain, Roslyn Buckner and Jaime Petralanda invite the general public to attend the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the new Aquatic Center. A tour of the facility and light refreshments will be offered following the ceremony. The pool will open for swimming on Saturday, July 2 at 11 a.m. The new facility was designed by Carty Architecture and Alleguez Architecture and built by Lunacon Construction Group with project management on behalf of the City by Bermello Ajamil. Signature art work has been created for the Aquatic Center by the husband and wife team of Pavlina and Alfredo Alea, and includes decorative fencing, wall tile murals in the pool area and a distinctive metal relief figure at the entrance.