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Exclusive Kick-Off Party
Wednesday, April 16 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Chapman Partnership Womenade will host its very special Exclusive Kick-Off Party with Jeanie Hernandez, Nicole Lozano and Lesley Lyons-Monahan. This fashionable event, taking place in a cool vintage boutique, will start the excitement building towards the 5th Annual Take A Walk in Her Shoes Luncheon set for May 17. At the luncheon event a group of women will be honored, including Lourdes Castillo de la Pena, Lana DeSimone, Pam Garrison, Barbara Hevia, Laurie Jennings, Liliam Lopez, Marysol Patton, Ayana Rodriguez Boucher, Katherine Fernandez Rundle and Maggie Villacampa. Please RSVP!

C. Madeleine’s
13702 Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami Beach
305-329-3016 (Jane Parkinson)
Family Nature Night
Thursday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Just in time for Earth Day, bring the whole family to Fairchild Garden's Family Nature Night. Meet cool critters from the Frost Museum of Science and experience the wonders of nature with night walks, pollination activities, and a screening of the Disney film “Wings of Life.” Admission to the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables

Easter Sunday Brunch Guide

Easter's here! Celebrate the holiday by enjoying a delicious brunch with your family at one of these fantastic establishments included in our Easter Sunday Brunch Guide.

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Mini Camp
Friday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Coinciding with teacher workdays, the Frost Museum of Science offers exciting and educational one-day camps that are sure to appeal to the scientist in everyone. The museum's Mini Camp for children in grades Pre-K to 5th costs $45 for members and $55 for non-members. Before Care (7:45 to 9 a.m) is available for an additional $5 per camper, and After Care (3:30 to 6 p.m.) is $12 additional per camper.

Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami
Mini-Zoo Camp
Friday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

During Teacher Planning Days, children ages 4 – 9 will have lots of fun at Zoo Miami discovering remarkable facts about animals and their wild habitats. These one-day Mini-Zoo Camps will be filled with entertaining indoor and outdoor activities in a safe and nurturing environment. Cost is $38 to $42.

Zoo Miami
1 Zoo Boulevard
12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami
Friday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Miami Children's Museum will offer a One Day Camp Around the World Series: Explore Egypt where kids can learn about the country and culture of Egypt from the past to the present! Campers will create pyramids and hieroglyphics, watch a performance about the gods and even get to taste different flavors from the Middle East. Before and after care is available. Camp costs $45 for MCM members and $50 for non-members with advance registration and an additional $20 walk-in fee. Don’t forget to bring your MCM passport to get stamped!

Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island, Miami
305-373-5437, Ext. 112 (Shari Lombardi to register)
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Miami Eats: The Art and Science of How Miami Grows, Cooks & Eats
Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Learn about The Art and Science of How Miami Grows, Cooks, Eats (and Burns Off) Food at a food and fitness festival dedicated to healthy, fun and delicious choices. At the Frost Museum of Science's Second Annual Miami Eats event, the entire family will learn healthy new recipes through cooking demos and workshops, interact with special guest chefs, explore new technologies in aero-, hydro-, and aqua-ponics, stimulate all their senses, take a morning yoga or mid-day zumba classes, and give back to the community through a food drive. Special guests include culinary expert Short Chef and a competitive jump roping team. Free with Museum admission. Bring in two non-perishable food items to receive $2 off admission. Limit one $2 off coupon per person. Food donations will benefit Farm Share and the Chapman Partnership. Admission is free for members and children under 3; students (with valid ID), seniors (62+) and children 3 – 12, $10.95; adults are $14.95. Parking is free.

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami
Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.

See more than 500 homeless animals of all breeds, sizes, colors and personalities at the Mega Pet Adoption where you'll have a full twelve hours to find the perfect pet for your family! A marathon adoption of puppies and kittens will kick-off the festivities at 9 a.m. The Humane Society of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Animal Services and The Cat Network all are working together with rescue groups from all over South Florida, to host the event. Kids will enjoy the Kid’s Arena, complete with fun games for children of all ages. Plus, there will be entertainment provided by local groups and refreshments by vendors. Egg Hunt scheduled to take place at 12:30 p.m. Admission is free, and complimentary parking is available in the park.

Tropical Park
7900 Bird Road, Miami
Great Egg Safari
Saturday & Sunday, April 19 & 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join Zoo Miami for the annual Great Egg Safari, a magical day with continuous egg safaris, face painting, bounce houses, rock climbing, fun activities, the Easter Bunny and more for kids aged 12 and under. Watch as the animals get special treats in honor of the holiday. Music by Steve Gryb on the hour beginning at noon through 3 p.m. The festivities are free with Park admission - $15.95 for those 13 and older; $11.95 for ages 3 to 12 and free for Zoo Miami members and children 2 and under.

Zoo Miami
12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami

NoBe House Groundbreaking

Tzadik Management's NoBe House broke ground on Tuesday, April 8 and was honored by City of Miami Beach Commissioner Deede Weithorn, who proclaimed April 8 to be “NoBe House Day.”

Located at 8505 Harding Avenue, steps from one of the best beaches in Miami, NoBe House was designed to add luxury to the North Beach lifestyle. The property will consist of 24 two-bedroom apartments and townhouses, situated in a completely redesigned, boutique-style building, amongst serene interior gardens and private patios, balconies and rooftops.

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NoBe House Groundbreaking

Miami Dade College 2014 Alumni Hall of Fame
Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m.

Join MDC President Eduardo J. Padrón and MDC Foundation Chair Julie Grimes for the 2014 Alumni Hall of Fame Gala, honoring Miami Dade College's best, brightest and most successful alumni. This event is the most important fundraising event of the year. The celebration of the newly inducted Alumni Hall of Fame class will fund the Miami Dade College Alumni Network's Alumni Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund. The Hall of Fame Award is the highest honor bestowed by the College on its alumni. This exceptional group of individuals is chosen from a broad range of industries. Honorees are among the nation's premier impresarios, public servants, artists and community leaders. Hall of Fame inductees are recognized for the positive impact on their profession, the community and the College. The evening opens with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards presentations at 7. Tickets are $300 and available online.

J.W. Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami
BizBash Live Expo
Wednesday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The BizBash Live Expo is back and better than ever. The Event Innovation Forum returns, a TED-style conference, with a new roster of speakers guaranteed to reignite your passion for events. Discover insider secrets on sponsorships from Pam Dzierzanowski of Patrón, Dianna Craven of SunFest, and Warren Moore of Warren Moore Events; learn design insights from Todd Fiscus of Todd Events; uncover the innovation behind ESPN’s College Game Day from Vince Thompson of MELT; event technology tips from Scott Burns of Switch, and much more. Also there will be a hands-on workshop series with industry experts, the latest and most inspiring industry trends and technologies for event and meeting professionals, and more than 100 trade show floor exhibitors. Cost to attend ranges from $40 to $249.

Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
646-839-6846 (Brittany Bucceroni)

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

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