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Wednesday, October 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Miami International Mall and the Women’s Alliance Group will present Real Men Wear Pink, a benefit for Women’s Breast Health Initiative. Enjoy cocktails with delectable treats, followed by a “style trend” show featuring local male celebrities wearing the best of this season’s pink fashions and dynamic live entertainment throughout the evening. Stop by the Pink Heals National Tour display at the mall's main entrance and show your support of breast cancer awareness! This inspiring organization drives Pink Fire Trucks across the U.S. to support women in their fight against cancer and to inspire men to get involved. Free and open to the community. Donations are welcomed to support Breast Cancer during the Pink Heals National Tour.

Miami International Mall
Macy’s Women’s Court
1455 N.W. 107th Avenue, Doral
305-593-1777 (Sara Valega)
www.PinkFireTrucks.org (Information)
Thursday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Shop the grand bazaar at the 17th Annual Seeds of Hope Extravaganza, an event that features a showcase of unique merchandise, buffet lunch, fashion show, cocktail hour and live entertainment. All-day tickets are $120 for lunch, fashion show by Mayela Camacho and happy hour with performances by Latin Grammy Award artists Lena Burke and Jorge Villamizar. Or just enjoy the happy hour between 5 and 8 p.m. and pay $60. At the door, please add $20. Proceeds benefit American Developing Smiles/Asociacion Damas Salesianas' educational centers in Latin America and community outreach programs for at-risk families in Florida Hispanic neighborhoods.

Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne
786-246-6310 (Cristina Pocaterra)

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Thursday, October 23 at 11:30 a.m.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Miami Women Who Rock will host the inaugural "Fifty Shades of Pink" Awards Luncheon to honor 10 exceptional and diverse women for their strength, resilience, heart, compassion and commitment to their families and the Miami community. NBC 6 Emmy Award-winning journalist Jackie Nespral will be the Mistress of Ceremonies, and the event will also be led by MWWR's Rock Ambassador Sylvie Jordan, an inspirational business woman, author, mother and friend. Tickets are $100, and a portion of proceeds will benefit The Women's Breast Health Initiative, Florida Affiliate, an organization that connects at-risk women with the early detection necessary to fight breast cancer and heart disease.

Coral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables
305-582-2924 (Gaea Garrity)
Thursday, October 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Come to Fairchild for a night of discovery! Stroll through the Garden and learn about the Friendly Creatures of the Night that are dwelling in your backyard, like spiders, owls and bats. Enjoy hands-on themed activities all evening including a twilight stroll with flashlights; discovery stations at the Science Village featuring carnivorous plants, owls, bats and bugs; and an outdoor screening of Disney's A Bug's Life at 7 p.m. at Cycas Vista. Parking is available in the visitor center parking lot at the north entrance. Food will be available at The Glasshouse Cafe. Admission is free for members and children 5 and under; non-members: adults $25; seniors $18 and $12 for children 6 to 17. An eco-discount of $5 off for adults and $2 for children who walk, ride their bikes or take public transportation.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Science Village Classroom
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
Friday, October 24 at 6 p.m.

The Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, South Broward Alumnae Chapter, and the Gentlemen of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Pompano Beach Alumni, will present Fifty Shades of Crimson, an official Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of Community event. It's an evening to celebrate Arts & Culture featuring a silent and live auction, wine tasting, live entertainment and networking with South Florida professionals, Enjoy complimentary appetizers, door prizes and more!!! The event will also honor the artistic accomplishments of George Gadson and Cheryl Foster. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame
300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach
954-303-3585 (Cassandra Joseph)

Schatzi Kassal and Project: New Born

Schatzi Kassal is a Miami legend. Humble, gracious and kind, she has worked tirelessly for more than 40 years to build the “Schatzi Kassal Project: New Born Neonatal Intensive Care Unit” at Jackson Memorial Hospital. On the eve of the Project: New Born fundraiser, which is produced in conjunction with Crown Wine and Spirits, three generations of Kassals, along with classmates of Shatzi’s grandchildren, visited the unit. Check it out!

Pictured: Schatzi Kassal and Dr. Eduardo Bancalari

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Thursday, October 23 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

The Casimiro Global Foundation (CGF), along with sponsors Starbucks, GetAbstract and Helmann Worldwide Logistics, will celebrate the Foundation's 14th Anniversary with Young Minds of the Past, Present and Future, an awards reception. As the major fundraising event of the year for Casimiro Global Foundation, the event will recognize the foundation's South Florida's BizNovator Challenge finalists, the Socially Responsible Corporation and the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Top finalists of each category will win Seed Capital Grants, Corporate Internships, 1 Year Membership to GetAbstract (CGF's on line learning/knowledge platform), Coaching and Mentorship and a Full Scholarship to the CGF's 2015 BizNovator Camp. Enjoy this fun and interactive after-work event highlights the amazing accomplishments and successes from youth with an array of activities, including a wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, DJ, a fashion show, young entrepreneurs / innovators exhibits, raffles and much more. Tickets are $55 for adults and $25 for students​.

Miami Innovation Center
University of Miami's Life Science Campus
1951 N.W. 7th Avenue, Miami
786-385-5285 (Juan Casimiro)
Friday, October 24 at 11 a.m.

American Cancer Society will present the Seventh Anniversary of The Inner Circle of 12 Luncheon with a cocktail reception at 11 a.m. followed by lunch, program and fashion show at noon. 2014 Philanthropic Chair is Mary Anne Shula (pictured). 2014 Honorees are Sarah Arison, Betty Brandt, Alicia Cervera, Teresita Haskett, Stella Holmes, Christina Martin, Laura Munilla, Pamela Silva Conde, Debra Strochak, Marielena Villamil and Vivian Williams. American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping people stay well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. For more information contact Karla Pascua.

InterContinental Hotel
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
305-779-2879 (Karla Pascua)
Friday, October 24 from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Join Sense Beach House and Make Waves Foundation for a fun paddle boarding event to benefit AYUDA. The paddle board excursion will depart from Sunset Harbour to Monument Island, taking about 2 hours. A limited number of boards are available to rent from South Beach Kayak oe TKS Miami for a discounted rate of $25, or you can bring your own. A suggested minimum cash donation of $25 to AYUDA is requested. The community-based non-profit organization in Miami Beach has served over 145,000 children, adolescents, adults, and elderly in South Florida since its inception.

Sunset Harbour Yacht Club
1928 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach
305-978-5366 (Amanda Harris for information) https://www.facebook.com/events/319712321546036/

Friday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Family Resource Center of South Florida will host the Children's Hero Awards Gala, an evening of amazing networking, dining and music. Established in 2009, the Children's Hero Awards honor community members who have shown incredible foresight and leadership in providing services and support to youth who have suffered child abuse and neglect in Miami-Dade. This year, Family Resource Center will present three awards to prestigious leaders who have made a difference in the lives of foster children. Alberto M. Carvalho, Miami-Dade County’s Superintendent of Schools, will be this year’s recipient of the Children’s Hero Award; Mario Trueba, CEO and President of Sabadell United Bank, N.A., will receive the Children's Sustainer Award; and Lawrence S. Hurwit, real estate developer and composer, will be presented with the Child Welfare Legacy Award, the first-time the award is bestowed. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., enjoy a signature Children’s Hero Cocktail while you check out the one-of-a-kind silent auction called Trips, Travel & Leisure. A three-course dinner follows at 7:30, along with an exciting live auction. All proceeds will provide hundreds of newborns, toddlers, adolescents and teens with the shelter, food, medical and mental health care that they need due to experiencing abuse, neglect and abandonment by their parents.

Conrad Hotel
1395 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami
305-960-5536 (Dorit Matthews)
Friday, October 24 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Join Miami’s finest culinary master chefs as they prepare amazing seafood dishes at the Chef Showdown @ the Seafood & Sneakers Ball, an event that's part of the Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival. Enjoy the complete "Made in Miami" experience, sponsored by Range Rover and Bacardi, Featured chefs will compete in cook-offs on the 305-KITCHEN.com demo stages with Celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano (pictured) serving as host. Visit all the tasting stations around the event space and then vote for the best in each showdown category. The “Cutting Board” experts will lend their expertise to assist in choosing the final winners at the end of the evening. All sustainable seafood for the event will be provided by hosting sponsor, Whole Foods. The evening will also showcase a “Made In Miami Fashion Show,” hosted by fashion blogger Kelly Saks and previewing the latest styles by Miami’s best local designers. Tickets for this event are $150 p/p and include all Chef Showdown samples, full raw bar tastings, access to all event open bars with the Hess Select Collection, signature cocktails with Bacardi brands, and delicious beers from Blue Moon and Peroni.

The GOYA Culinary Pavillion
9th & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
www.SoBeSeafoodFest.com (Tickets)
Saturday - Sunday, October 25 - 26 from 8 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.

Extra Life will partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® to recruit thousands of gamers to raise funds for Miami Children’s Health Foundation. Extra Life is a 24-hour, video gaming marathon that was established in 2008 in memory of a little girl who tragically lost her battle to Leukemia. Her love for video gaming inspired a movement to raise money and support children by playing video games for an entire day. Since then, the program has raised more than a million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and continues to grow within the community. Go online or call Yesenia Castro to learn more about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and to create your team of gamers.

786-268-1831 (Yesenia Castro)
www.Extra-Life.org (Registration)
Saturday, October 25 from 1 to 9 p.m.

The Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival is back for its second year offering the very best of what South Florida has to offer in entertainment, wine & spirits, and, of course, seafood! The brainchild of CI Management, the Festival allows you to experience Miami in all its glory as you enjoy countless varieties of culinary seafood delights served in a unique upscale dining setting right on the beach, on the sand with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop! This new foodie event is now considered a Miami staple with an impressive line-up of South Florida's top seafood restaurants building Mini Cafes on the Sand to deliver delicious libations and cuisine. There's a week of events starting on Wednesday night with a line-up of exciting satellite events throughout the week. For a day of true fun in the sun, don't miss the Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival with its live bands, cooking and mixology demonstrations, multiple full bars that feature a variety of wines from Hess Select, and cocktails by local mixologists featuring Bacardi, Stoli, Tequila Herradura, and Gold Coast Beverages beer, including Blue Moon Brew Pub, Peroni, American Cider, and Coors Light Sports Bar. Purchase tickets online for the Festival. General admission tickets are $25; Seafood Lovers for $50; and Premier All Access for $150. Proceeds benefit Community Initiatives Foundation, a 501(C)3 nonprofit that supports programs, community initiatives and individuals in need of assistance. The beneficiary program for this event developed by Community Initiatives Foundation will be the new EAT SMART CAMPAIGN to support healthier eating with our youth and to combat hunger.

Lummus Park
9th and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
www.SoBeSeafoodFest.com (Tickets)
Saturday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m.

The decade of 1920’s were a time of artistic and cultural expression as economic prosperity and modern technology gave rise to an era of new music, new fashion and new way of life. Miami’s philanthropic leaders will join the Young Patronesses of the Opera (YPO ) to celebrate the energetic exuberance of the 1920's at Hat Spats and Pearls . . . A Toast To The Roaring ‘20’s. The annual YPO Gala - now in its 59th year - is one of Miami’s oldest and most prestigious black tie affairs. This elegant soiree, organized by Lisa Wheeler, Laurel Auerbacher, Amal Kabbani, Patti Scerpella, Lori Thomas and Lise-Marie Wertanzl, will feature live entertainment, dancing, and a sumptuous four-course dinner to raise funds for YPO’s music education programs. YPO members and guests will forego traditional ballgowns in favor of Gatsby-inspired attire that reflect the era of flappers, starlets, gangsters and aristocrats. During cocktails, enjoy an inspired silent auction, followed by dinner, dancing to the sounds of Manhattan Music, and entertainment by the internationally acclaimed singers Poperazzi. Call Lisa Wheeler for tickets, sponsorship opportunities and underwriting information.

Four Seasons Hotel
1435 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami
305-444-9293 or 305-794-1761 (Lisa Wheeler)
Saturday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m.

At the 35th Biscayne Bay Gala, Lauren Book, founder of Lauren's Kids, will receive the 2014 Michael Shores Citizen of the Year Award. Hosted by the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club, the gala event will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner and live auction at 7:30 p.m. Chairing the gala will be Todd Paton, incoming president of Biscayne Bay Kiwanis. Book's organization Lauren’s Kids educates adults and children about sexual abuse topics through an in school curriculum, a 24-hour Crisis Hotline, and speaking engagements around the country. The organization also provides more than 6 million educational and awareness materials statewide through direct mail every year. Tickets to the event are $150 ($1,500 for a table of 10).

Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
Saturday, October 25 at 7 p.m.

This year The Blacks Annual Gala will benefit Teach for America, Breakthrough Miami and other select non-profit organizations through The Consequences Charity. The legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will perform, and the event will welcome special guest appearances by Gloria and Emilio Estefan. This year's special honoree will be Steven M. Mariano and special celebrity guest is Courtney Love. Ross Matthews from E! Network will serve as guest host. Red carpet cocktail reception and silent auction begin at 7 p.m., followed by dinner and concert performance at 8:30 p.m. There will also be an After-Party celebration following the performance. Individual tickets start at $650, and up to $25,000 for a Platinum Level table.

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Sparkle Ballroom
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-443-8980 (Jason Clarke)
www.TheBlacksAnnualGala.com (Tickets)
Saturday, October 25 at 7 p.m.

The American Nicaraguan Foundation (ANF) will once again host its annual Gala, Building a Better Future Gala – Under the Nicaraguan Sky. Co-chaired by Theresa C. Pellas and Gabriela Terán, the evening will support ANF's fight against poverty in the neediest sectors of Nicaragua. Over 500 guests are expected to attend this year's event and enjoy a beautiful night Under the Nicaraguan Sky. The elegant affair is a must-attend for the Latin American and philanthropic communities in South Florida. Through ticket sales, raffles, Fund-a-Need and the silent auction, The American Nicaraguan Foundation raised over $1.2 million last year for its mission. The organization has sent more than 5,700 ocean containers of aid, valued at more than $1.589 billion, to support the work of over 1,200 local organizations in the last 22 years. Proceeds of the gala will fund programs for clean water, healthcare, building homes and educating the children in poverty stricken areas in Nicaragua. Tickets are $400 per person with sponsorship opportunities still available.

InterContinental Hotel Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
305-374-3391, Ext. 108 (Aldo Cardona)
Saturday, October 25 at 7 p.m.

For the past 55 years Beaux Arts has hosted a costume ball with a fun theme. This year it's The British Invasion Ball with a performance by London's DJ Max Chipchase, courtesy of Snow Queen Vodka. Enjoy a dynamite silent auction and two raffles featuring "Bling in the Bubbles" - where you can win a fabulous $10,000 piece of jewelry from De Beers. Be inspired by the theme of the event and dress "British Invasion" for an evening that includes a formal dinner and dancing. Tickets are $275 p/p, and proceeds benefit the Lowe Art Museum at The University of Miami.

Four Seasons Hotel
1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami
305-588-4444 (Hilary Scurtis)
Saturday, October 25 at 7 p.m.

We’re Rockin’ Baby! An Elegant Gourmet Experience, presented by Crown Wine and Spirits and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, will benefit Project: New Born. Begin the night with 100+ of the world’s finest wines among 700 of South Florida’s most philanthropic and influential leaders at a Grande Cocktail Party with a live saxophone quartet. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a Silent Auction featuring collectible wines, vacation packages, art, dining experiences, jewelry and gorgeous fashions from the Bal Harbour Shops and The Webster. Then host Paul Castronovo will get the party really going with a four-course dinner, paired with select wines, a top-shelf open bar, Champagne Lounge, dancing to the music of “The Clique,” a special performance by Jon Secada, and signature desserts created by 15 of South Florida’s finest chefs. Tables of 10 are available at the $2,500, $3,750 and $5,000 levels; individual dinner seats may be reserved for $250 or $375. Corporate sponsorships and underwriting opportunities also are available at the $10,000 and $25,000 level. VIP admission at 6:30 p.m, and general admission at 7.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Grand Ballroom
1 Seminole Way Hollywood
Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The Hope Diamond Ball Affair is Miami Children’s Health Foundation’s annual signature gala and one of South Florida’s grandest charity events. The spectacular themed black-tie affair features entertainment, a sensational silent auction and much more. This year’s event chairs will be Ana and Tony Figueroa Cisneros. The Diamond Ball ranks among the top fundraisers in Florida and is recognized by society’s elite as the launch of the South Florida gala season. During the event, the Foundation will introduce its Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame 2014 inductee. Past honorees include Beyoncé, Dwyane Wade, Barbara and Jack Nicklaus, Audrey Hepburn, Walt Disney, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and, most recently, Juanes. Individual tickets are $1,000 per person, and tables of ten are $10,000. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available ranging from $5,000 to $150,000. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Monica Diaz.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
786-624-2986 (Monica Diaz)
Saturday, October 25 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Don't miss one of the hottest Halloween parties in Miami at one of the country's most beautiful historic homes! The 28th Annual Halloween Sundowner at Vizcaya will be an unforgettable evening of food, drinks, music, outrageous costumes and a spectacular view of Biscayne Bay - all while supporting the preservation and protection of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Hosted by The Vizcayans, this is a rain-or-shine adult (21+) event that always sells out so purchase your tickets now and take advantage of Early Bird pricing. All inclusive tickets are $140 p/p for members ($115 if purchased in advance), and $160 for non-members ($130 in advance).

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 S. Miami Avenue, Miami
305-860-8420 (Miriam Barcia)
Saturday, October 25 at 10 p.m.

You'll have an absolutely horrifying night at SAVE Dade Foundation's 20th annual Halloween Ball, this year titled Once Upon a Midnight Scary in the historic Alfred I. Dupont Building. In keeping with the tradition of past years' extravaganzas, the night promises to be one of spectacle with a costume contest offering $1000 in prizes. Music all night long will be provided by DJ Alex Ramos, DJ Carlos Rojas, DJ Bill James and Maximus 3000 with Tracy Young. Tickets are $50 general admission and $1000 VIP which includes open bar. It's a different kind of animal!

Alfred I. Dupont Building
169 E. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
October 26 at 11:30 a.m.

Turnberry Isle Miami will launch a new monthly fitness event called the Turnberry Transformation Series powered by REmix Fitness. Fusing dance with full body high intensity interval training in a visually interactive, high energy atmosphere, this workout is rapidly becoming the most exciting new way to exercise with a high calorie-burning, full body and group fitness program. The events will consist of 60 minute sessions, followed by REcharge post- workout mixers. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and the workout promptly at 11:30. The first event will be themed REmix Fitness for Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Cost to attend is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All Turnberry club members attend for free.

Turnberry Isle Resort and Club
19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura
Sunday, October 26 from 1 to 6 p.m.

HistoryMiami, in partnership with local dance schools, will host a salsa competition for 13 to 17 year-old amateur dancers at the Museum. The SalSabor Competition will be judged by local dancers and instructors, with $10,000 in prize money scholarships going to the the top three competitors. Enjoy HistoryMiami’s newest exhibition, American Sabor:Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, which explores the influence of Latino artists and Latin music’s distinctive genres on American popular music. The exhibition presents the contributions from Latino artists to traditional American musical genres like jazz, R&B, rock and hip-hop, as well as how the Latino experience helped create new styles of music. Running through to October 26, the exhibition is part of the Smithsonian Institutions’ traveling collection. Admission to the competition is free and open to the public.

101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
305-375-1601 (Registration)
Wednesday, October 29 at 9:30 a.m.

Alper JCC's 34th Annual Women's Day Luncheon will feature Gail Sheehy, author of "Daring: My Passages." The luncheon, one of the highlights of the Alper JCC’s Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival, kicks off with a morning of boutique shopping, followed by lunch and program at 11 a.m. The event is chaired by Cheryl Rosen. In Sheehy's memoir, "Daring: My Passages," the author reveals the obstacles and opportunities encountered when she dared to blaze a trail in a “man’s world.” General admission is $60 in advance and $65 after October 15. Patron tickets are available for $75. Call or email for reservations. as RSVP's are required. A "Literary Circle Friend" receives a ticket to the Women’s Day Luncheon and 2 general admission tickets to ten requested Book Festival events, excluding Ari Shavit. The cost is $180.

The Coral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables
305-271-9000, Ext. 268 (tickets and information)

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