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COMPARTE EL MOVIMIENTO
Now through February 15

Coca-Cola is calling all teens, 14-19 years old, to take part in "Comparte el Movimiento, " a contest for young people to dance to support a cause of their choice. Coca-Cola will award up to $3,000 to the winning teams’ charity, organization or school. The first and second runner-up will receive $1,000 and $500 for their cause. To enter, grab your friends, learn the signature dance move and record a dance routine to the official contest theme song, “Let Fun Take Control,” by Latino duo NorthRock 360. Upload your video to YouTube and use the link to submit your entry by Feb. 15. Go online to download the song, learn the dance moves, review the complete details and enter for a chance to win. Be a part of the movimiento. #BailaConCoke!

www.ComparteConCoke.com
9TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
Friday - Sunday, January 23 - 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy a decadent three days of cooking demonstrations, lectures, plant sales, and – of course – lots of chocolate sampling at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s 9th Annual International Chocolate Festival. Celebrate the art and science of chocolate, one of our favorite treasures of the tropical rainforest. Enjoy three full days of chocolate tastings, cooking demonstrations, a Choco-Walk, lectures and displays, activities for kids and more! Take home a cacao tree or chocolate scented orchid. There's something for every chocolate enthusiast. Admission to the Festival is $25 adults, $18 seniors, $12 children 6-17 and free for children 5 & under and Fairchild members.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-667-1651
www.FairchildGarden.org
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CHAMPIONS OF BUSINESS AWARDS LUNCHEON
Friday, January 23 at 11 a.m.

The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Champions of Business Awards Luncheon sponsored by Bank United to commemorate pillars of the business community. At the event, Jason Loeb, owner and CEO of Sudsies Dry Cleaners & Laundry, will receive the Innovation in Business Award; Alfredo J. Gonzalez, J.D. from Greenberg Traurig, P.A. and Vice Chair of the Chamber Board of Governors, will receive the James McDonnell Outstanding Board of Governor Award; Luis and Jessica Fuentes, owners and general managers of Café Avanti will be awarded the Small Business of the Year Award; and Ceci Velasco, will be recognized for her years of service to the Chamber. Tickets are available starting at $60 for pillar members, $65 for members, and $70 for guests.

Eden Roc Hotel
4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-674-1300
www.MiamiBeachChamber.com (Information)
38TH ANNUAL LEBANESE FESTIVAL
Friday - Sunday, January 23 - 25

The 38th Annual Lebanese Festival will feature authentic and delicious Lebanese cuisine and sweets, an arts & crafts bazaar, daily live music, folkloric dances and different shows, along with a Sunday Fun-Day for children hosted by Norma Jean Abraham. Festival tickets are $5. Raffle tickets to win great prizes will be drawn on Sunday afternoon. Festival hours are Friday from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from noon to 11 p.m.

Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church
2055 Coral Way, Miami
305-856-7449
www.OLOLMiami.org
PAWPURRAZZI 2015
Friday, January 23 at 7 p.m.

Join the Humane Society of Greater Miami as it goes “On Camera Safari” at Pawpurrazzi 2015. Chaired by Pat and Milton Wallace and Bunny Bastian, and presented by South Motors, this one-of-a-kind event is a spectacular celebration for the animals. Hundreds of supporters will attend, raising much needed funds to support more than 400 homeless and abandoned animals cared for by the Humane Society. Every year Miami’s most influential pet loving philanthropists and their dogs enjoy this casual gala that includes a sit-down gourmet dinner, a silent auction filled with top-of-the-line designer names, the “Great Pets Who Walk in Front of Great People” show and more fun activities for both two-legged and four-legged guests. Tickets are $550, $750, $1000 and $2,000 per person. Dogs are special guests!

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
305-749-1815 (Laurie Hoffman)
Laurie@HumaneSocietyMiami.org
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DINOSAURS LIVE!
January 24 - May 10

Zoo Miami will present Dinosaurs Live!, a zoo-wide Jurassic adventure with life-sized animatronic dinosaurs at every turn! See these extinct creatures come back to life in an extraordinary outdoor adventure, featuring 22 dinosaurs and displays that look like the real animals and take you back to a time when dinosaurs actually roamed the earth. Open daily, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. General admission is $17.95/adult and $13.95/child (3-12), plus tax on all tickets.

Zoo Miami
12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami
305-251-0400
www.ZooMiami.org
GOLDEN ANGELS GALA
Saturday, January 24 at 7 p.m.

The annual Jackson Health Foundation's signature fundraising event, the Golden Angels Gala will be themed "Meet Jack Under the Big Top Gala 2015." The highly anticipated evening will be attended by community leaders, Jackson supporters and friends who will enjoy a dazzling celebration that includes dinner, dancing, live entertainment and raffles. Gifts from Golden Angels are recognized at the Gala, and these donations are acknowledged for their generosity. This year, the event chairs are Fana Holtz and Janice Lipton. Tables prices are $25,000, $10,000 and $7,000. Pictured: Janice and Alan Lipton.

Soho Studios
2136 N.W. 1st Avenue, Wynwood Art District
305-585-4483
www.JMF.org
LIFE AFTER LIFE
Sunday, January 25 at 2 p.m.

In his presentation Life After Life: The Meaning of Near-Death Experience, doctor and bestselling author Raymond Moody will share stories and life lessons from those who have been to the brink and back. Moody has spent nearly four decades grappling with the question "What can near-death experiences teach us about life?" The phrase that Moody coined in the 1970s, "near-death experience," has changed the way many people understand death and dying – not to mention, life itself. In addition to his writings, Moody has spoken to audiences all over the world and has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs. He also trains hospice workers, clergy, psychologists, nurses, doctors and other medical professionals on matters of grief recovery and dying. Admission is $10 for students, $25 for general admission and $100 for a VIP package that includes a pre-event meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Dr. Moody, an autographed copy of his book and preferred seating at the talk. Free self-parking is available in the Temple Israel lot.

Temple Israel of Greater Miami
137 N.E. 19th Street, Miami
305-573-5900, Ext. 405 (Phyllis Littman)
Moody@BrownPaperTickets.com (Tickets)

Mike Fernandez Book Launch at MDC

MDC’s Wolfson Campus hosted the launch of Miguel “Mike” Benito Fernandez’s first book Humbled by the Journey: Lessons for My Family.... And Yours. Family and friends gathered together to listen, to laugh and to partake in a cry when Mike and his friend and business partner Earvin “Magic” Johnson shared their own life stories of coming up within a close-knit family, and their singular and universal challenges encountered along the way. More than 20,000 copies of the book have been sold with all of the proceeds going to benefit the Early Childhood Initiative in Miami.

Pictured: Mike Fernandez with Carson Sylvester
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Mike Fernandez Book Launch at MDC

MORTON'S THE STEAKHOUSE OPENS FOR LUNCH!
Tuesday, January 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The North Miami Beach location of Morton’s The Steakhouse will open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. beginning January 27th. The lunch menu offers Morton’s Three Course Prime Lunch Selections for $29.50 per person, plus tax and gratuity, featuring: Choice of Soup or Salad (Lobster Bisque, Baked Five Onion Soup, Roasted Tomato Bisque, Morton’s Salad, Caesar Salad, or Chopped Spinach Salad); Choice of Entrée featuring a Grilled 9 oz. Ribeye Steak with Garlic Butter and Mashed Potatoes, Baked Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp with Crabmeat Stuffing and Parmesan Capellini, Crab Cake BLT with Caper Dill Mayonnaise and Matchstick Fries, Honey-Chili Glazed Salmon Fillet with Vegetable Relish, Chicken Christopher with Garlic Beurre Blanc and Mashed Potatoes, or Prime Sirloin Chopped Steak with Caramelized Onions, Cheddar Cheese, and Mashed Potatoes; and to top it off, your choice of Double Chocolate Mousse or Cheesecake. Enjoy a variety of different entrée salads, sandwiches, steaks and seafood options with delicious sides and desserts. Morton's The Steakhouse is the perfect location for any business lunch, family gathering or casual get together with friends. Their knowledgeable staff provides exceptional service as they guide you through the extensive menu and help you select the perfect wine or cocktail. Open for dinner Monday - Saturday from 5:30 to 11:30 and Sunday from 5 to 10.

Morton's The Steakhouse
17399 Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami Beach
305-945-3131 (Reservations)
www.Mortons.com
NAKED BITE CHEFS COOK USING VIZCAYA-GROWN PRODUCE
Wednesday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens will host a cooking class under the stars with chefs from The Naked Bite preparing a vegetarian three-course dinner. The dinner is part of the Gardens' "Inside Vizcaya" series, with The Naked Bite's Chef Amber Antonelli Bite will use produce from Vizcaya's vegetable garden. Learn more about using locally sourced ingredients as people did when Vizcaya Village was a working farm; and Vizcaya’s staff used produce and eggs from that farm for meals for Vizcaya owner James Deering and his guests. Vizcaya is literally interpreting farm-to-table as it hosts the dinner and cooking class right next to the vegetable garden. Admission is $60 for members and $75 for non-members. Tickets, available online, must be purchased in advance. Space is limited.

Vizcaya Village
Adjacent to the Frost Museum of Science
3250 S. Miami Avenue, Miami
JIMMY CHOO BENEFIT SHOPPING EVENT
Day of Week January 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Join Daysi Johansson and Susannah Shubin at Jimmy Choo Merrick Park for cocktails and to preview the men's and women's new Spring Collection 2015. The boutique will donate a percentage of all sales through January 29 when you mention Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

Jimmy Choo Merrick Park
360 San Lorenzo, Coral Gables
305-443-6124
Evelyn.Almonte@JimmyChoo.com (RSV)
10TH ANNUAL TASTE OF THE GARDEN
Thursday, January 29 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

For its 10th festive year, Miami Beach Botanical Garden's Taste of the Garden will bring together 20 of Miami’s premier chefs and restaurants to showcase some of their signature dishes in this lovely tropical setting. Sip wines, beers and specialty cocktails while you graze the gourmet offerings and enjoy live entertainment. An exciting silent auction offers a fantastic selection of spa and pampering packages, travel adventures, gift baskets and other goodies. Tickets are $85 for Garden members and $100 for non-members; after January 23, all tickets will be $100.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
305-673-7256, Ext. 206
www.MBGarden.org
MARINERS HOSPITAL BOUGAINVILLEA BALL
Saturday, January 31 at 6 p.m.

The annual Mariners Hospital Bougainvillea Ball is the largest fundraising event for Mariners Hospital. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the hospital’s Oncology Services Department, which provides chemotherapy in a personal, comfortable environment. Since its opening in 2013, the department has had a tremendous impact on Keys residents living with cancer – replacing the physically draining toll of a four-hour round trip to Miami with dignified and personal treatment close to home. Chairs are Joanne McGregor-Ganus and Betty Anne Schilling. Sponsorship and philanthropic opportunities are available at levels ranging from $4,000 to $100,000.

Founders Park
87000 Overseas Highway, Islamorada
786-467-5400
www.BaptistHealth.net/BougainvilleaBall
THE JON JAY FMS BONDS CELEBRITY BOWLING CHALLENGE
Saturday, January 31 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Miami native and St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay will host The Jon Jay FMS Bonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami Dade and the programs they offer to over 10,000 area youth. Join Jon and other Major League Baseball stars during the fun-filled fundraising event. The evening will include red carpet arrivals, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, exciting bowling matches and lots more. Red carpet arrivals begin at 6 p.m., cocktail reception at 6:15 p.m., and the bowling challenge at 6:45. Cost to attend is $475 per 5-person bowling team or $125 per person. Sponsorships are available.

Splitsville Lanes
5701 Sunset Drive, South Miami
212-277-9000 (Jennifer Brasile of CAA Sports)
www.JonJayChallenge.com (Tickets)
2015 MIAMI CITY BALLET GALA
Saturday, January 31 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight

The 2015 Miami City Ballet Gala will celebrate 29 years of world-class dance, classical masterpieces, innovative new works and world premieres! This year’s gala affair will combine the visual and performing arts by featuring a one-night-only extraordinary performance art installation created by the dancers of Miami City Ballet. Gala chairs are Ana-Marie and Robert Barlick, and Grand Honorary chairs are Pamela Garrison and R. Kirk Landon. Tables range from $25,000 to $100,000, and individual tickets are $2,500 per person. Proceeds from the Gala will benefit the Company’s Education & Outreach Initiatives. Contact Eva Silverstein for more details and information about sponsorships.

SoHo Studios
2136 N.W. 1st Avenue, Wynwood Art District
305-929-7000, Ext. 1400 (Eva Silverstein)
Eva@MiamiCityBallet.org
www.MiamiCityBallet.org


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