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Thursday, November 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Dade County Bar Association will present the Fifth Annual Patently Impossible Project to benefit the Legal Aid Society. The Patently Impossible Project is a charity race to assemble a patented invention. All participants will be provided various parts, tools and only the instructions in a patent registration, and they must complete the assembly of the invention before their competition. Great prizes are up for grabs, and of course, bragging rights! If competition intimidates you, come watch the action from the sidelines, cheer on your colleagues and “bet” on your favorite contestant by purchasing raffle tickets for incredible door prizes. A reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cocktails graciously provided by Chaple Distillery and Heineken, and an amazing silent auction will follow. The event is open to the South Florida legal community, so grab your co-workers and join in for a great time raising money for a significant cause.

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami
305-777-1721 (Jaime Rich Vining)
JRV@FriedlandVining.com (RSVP)

Friday, November 7 at 11:30 a.m.

Voices For Children Foundation will celebrate its 30th anniversary at the “Be A Voice" Awards Luncheon, presented by Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson P.A. Emceed by ABC Local 10 News Anchor Laurie Jennings, more than 500 guests will attend the luncheon to recognize individuals, corporations and organizations that have made significant contributions in the area of child abuse and neglect. Special recognition will be given to those who have been a voice to the children in our community time and again over the course of 30 years. Tickets are $150 per person or tables of ten for $1,500.

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Watson Island, Miami
305-324-5678 (Renatha Amador)

Saturday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will host its 8th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala and After-Party, themed a “night of stars.” Longtime supporters Dr. Robert H. Thomas and Eris Thomas (Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Executive Board member) are the gala chairs, along with honorary co-chairs, Dr. Michael S. Gordon and Lynda Gordon, and a committee of Miami’s “who’s who.” Begin the evening with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner, the program, dancing and live entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight. The After-Party, featuring entertainment, D.J. music, dancing, an open bar and small bites, takes place from midnight to 3 a.m., also held at the JW Marriott Marquis. Enjoy an evening full of surprises, luxurious and unique raffle and auction items and much more - all for a great cause. Tickets are $500, tables of ten are $5,000, and sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-446-9910, Ext. 30 (Kati Foley)

Saturday, November 8 from 7 to 11:30 p.m.

Join Young Associates Chairs Cristina Mas, Zak Mann and Whitney Kimmel for the Young Associates 4th Annual Party on the Plaza to benefit the Coral Gables Museum. The evening will feature live gaming tables, cocktails courtesy of Bacardi cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and music. Cost to attend is $40 in advance and $50 at the door, and all proceeds will support the Museum. For information about sponsorship opportunities, call or email Zak Mann.

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
321-377-6266 (Zak Mann for Information)

Wednesday, November 12 at 11 a.m.

The Miami Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, along with its partners, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, The Miami Foundation and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, will present the 2014 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon. At the luncheon, tribute will be paid to the people and organizations whose contributions have bettered our lives and our world. This year’s honorees are: Sonja Zuckerman, Lifetime Achievement Award; Jorge Perez, Outstanding Philanthropist Award; David Lawrence, Jr., James W. McLamore Outstanding Volunteer Award; Macy’s, Julia Tuttle Award for Community Involvement/Corporate Citizenship; The Miami Foundation, Outstanding Grant Maker Award. The 2014 Luncheon is co-chaired by AFP Miami board members Patrick Morris and Barbara Norland. Registration and seating begin at 11 a.m., and the program will start promptly at noon. Individual tickets are $75, and sponsorships range from $750 to $15,000.

Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
info@AFPMiami.org (Information and Tickets)

Wednesday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Easter Seals South Florida’s 26th Annual Festival of Chefs – “Where Culinary & Fine Arts Meet” – is one of South Florida’s longest-standing food and wine charity events. Co-Chairs for the event are Norma Jean Abraham and Shelley Daniel Rutherford, and the Event Chef Chair will be Todd Erickson, Executive Chef of HaVen and Huahua’s Taqueria. Enjoy the finest wines and spirits as you sample dishes from Miami's top restaurants. The culinary focus is enhanced by an amazing silent auction featuring fine art, jewelry, fine wines, dining and travel packages and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit Easter Seals South Florida’s Culinary Arts High School, a vocational training program for young adults ages 16 through 22 with Autism and other disabilities. Tickets are $125, if purchased in advance, or $150 at the door. Additionally, there is a wide range of sponsorship opportunities available.

Nikki Beach
1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
305-547-4719 (Christina Jacomino)

Thursday, November 13 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The Pineapple Ladies of Homestead Hospital Foundation and Baptist Health South Florida will join the NASCAR Foundation to present the Third Annual Championship Taste, a benefit for the Speediatrics Unit at Homestead Hospital. The event builds on NASCAR's commitment to educational initiatives by helping children focus on learning by addressing their medical needs. NASCAR drivers, fans and friends gather each year at Homestead-Miami Speedway to enjoy this unique dining experience as they raise money for the unit. VIP admission is $250, offering access to the VIP Chef's Table, open bar, meet-and-greet with NASCAR celebrities, special live music entertainment and free parking! General admission is $100, offering two complimentary drink tickets, live musical entertainment and free parking!

Chalet Village at Homestead-Miami Speedway
1 Speedway Boulevard, Homestead
386-310-5746 (Ryan Stanford) http://www.NascarFoundation.org/events/Championship-Taste

Friday, November 14 at 8 p.m.

Don't miss this fun and interactive celebration in support of the disadvantaged children who receive services from Centro Mater Child Care Services. Leave behind your tuxedos and stilettos typically associated with galas and come as you are to Urban MATERs and enjoy an evening of urban art, music and entertainment in one of Wynwood Art District's most unique venues. Centro Mater's "anti-gala" is designed as an urban art fair, offering tastes from some of the city’s best gourmet food truck options by Food Truck Invasion, beverages courtesy of Coastal Wine and Spirits, craft beers by Panagra, a DJ and live acoustics. Artistic expressions will include live art displays, silent art auctions, “selfie” stations, henna applications, performance art and opportunities for you to create your own masterpiece. Highlighting the evening’s art theme, local pop artist “GG,” who will be presented as the event’s Featured Artist, will offer an exhibition and demonstrate live art pieces. Additionally, Urban MATERs will include a Britto Pop-Up Shop, allowing guests to peruse and purchase memorabilia by famed artist Romero Britto. Join Centro Mater Foundation's board members, along with members of its young professionals group, Future Matters, to raise funds for more than 800 at-risk children. Event sponsors include Sazon Goya, Coastal Wine and Spirits, FirstBank Florida, Mercantil Commercebank, Cantera & Associates, Catholic Health Services, Diario las Americas, Merrill Lynch, Palmetto57, Femwell Group Health, HLB Gravier, KPMG LLP, Permal Group and Verdeja & De Armas, LLP. Ticket prices begin at $100 with $75 tickets offered to Future Matters members. For additional information regarding Urban MATERs and event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marbelys de la Osa. Pictured: Carolina Leon, Callie Chavoustie and Patty Wollberg, guests at last year's event.

MAPS Backlot
342 N.W. 24th Street, Wynwood Art District
305-545-6049 (Marbelys de la Osa)

Saturday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m.

The Coral Gables Museum will present its fourth annual fundraiser, An Evening on the Plaza, set on the Museum’s beautiful Giralda Plaza. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, live music and the presentation of the Museum's first Community Achievement Awards. The event will celebrate four individuals whose energy and vision have significantly improved the lives of many who live in Coral Gables and neighboring areas. The honorees are David Evensky, Thelma Gibson, H.T. Smith and Judith Weissel. Their accomplishments – and the evening’s theme – illuminate the Museum’s mission, which is to celebrate, investigate and explore the civic arts. Individual tickets are $250. Event sponsorships begin at $5,000, and underwriting opportunities begin at $500. All proceeds will support the Coral Gables Museum in continuing to provide exhibits, educational programs and events.

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
305-603-8067 (Christine Rupp)

Saturday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m.

City Year Miami's annual "Paint the Town Red" Gala is one of South Florida's premier social events, uniting hundreds of influential community leaders to celebrate the achievements of 212 young men and women who have pledged a year of service to support students in Miami's highest-need schools. Wearing their signature red jackets, City Year Miami AmeriCorps members serve as tutors, mentors and role models to more than 6,500 students in 18 Miami-Dade County Public Schools. They work side-by-side with teachers, they use research-based tools and techniques to help students improve their attendance, behavior and, of course, performance in Mathematics and English. City Year is the only national organization placing full-time, trained young adults in schools to provide individual attention to at-risk students and help them stay in school and on track to succeed. City Year Miami's Gala provides critical funding needed to sustain and enhance program offerings that directly benefit kids in school communities across South Florida. Your participation in this signature event will help City Year continue to change the world - one child, one school and one community at a time.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
786-238-0559 (Tania Alonso)

Sunday, November 16 at 3 p.m.

The St. Martha - Yamaha Concert Series is back with another outstanding year of six musical concerts performed in an intimate setting at St. Martha in Miami Shores. The series kicks off with the Emmet Cohen Trio on November 16, followed by Rumbarroco, a Latin-Baroque Fusion ensemble on December 13, In January Axiom Brass; March brings The Paul Posnak / Glen Basham / Ross Harbaugh Trio; Vocalist Lisa Vroman in April; and the Amernet String Quartet with Paul Posnak in May. Concert goers are invited to a reception with the artists following each concert. Tickets are priced at $10 for general admission and $20 for preferred seating in the Blue Circle. View the 2014-2015 schedule.

St. Martha in the Shores
9301 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami Shores

Tuesday, November 18 at 11:15 a.m.

The annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon is the largest event to benefit Holtz Children's Hospital. Hosted by the Jackson Memorial Health Foundation, more than 450 philanthropists and community leaders will attend sharing the goal of making Holtz Children’s Hospital a state-of-the-art facility to serve children. This year’s luncheon will benefit the renovation and implementation of family-centered care for children facing cancer and organ transplant. Family-centered care is a model that empowers families and encourages them to partner with healthcare providers to meet the needs of the child. This year, Yuri Rossi and Nina Miguel will co-chair the Guardians of the Children's Luncheon. Tables prices are $1,500, and individual tickets are $150.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-585-4483 (Sharon Fallick)

Saturday, November 22 at 7 p.m.

The Vizcayans' 58th Annual Vizcaya Ball will raise funds to preserve and protect this National Historic Landmark and stunningly beautiful retreat for the community and future generations to come. The black-tie event will include a stylish cocktail reception, entertainment, a sensational silent auction and much more. The Vizcaya Ball Co-Chairs are Juan C. Flores, Sonia Gibson, Stella M. Holmes, Cathy L. Jones, Donald A. Kress, Laura Munilla and James W. Murphy. Vizcaya Ball tickets and tables can be purchased online. Individual tickets are available from $600, and tables for 10 guests are from $6,000. Corporate and individual sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are also available, and all proceeds benefit Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami
305-860-8420 (Miriam Barcia)

Saturday, November 29 from 7 p.m. to midnight

Dress to Impress for the White Party™, hosted by Care Resource and one of South Florida's most-talked-about events that has raised millions of dollars for HIV/AIDS research, prevention, care and treatment. You'll join hundreds of fabulous fashionistas dressed in white and emblazoned with diamonds and pearls as you enjoy the festivities on PAMM's waterfront patio overlooking the Port of Miami and the gorgeous Miami skyline. Arrive before 9 p.m. and explore the Perez Art Museum Miami while you're entertained by an array of musical ensembles and colorful characters in the museum. Outdoors enjoy cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres prepared by Stephen Starr Events, take your chance to win fabulous prizes at the White Party's exciting Casino, and be swept away by DJ David Knapp and the White Party Symphony performing a special tribute to 30 years of music composed and conducted by Sam Hyken during previous White Parties. The evening will be overseen by Elaine Lancaster, the official White Party Hostess. Though the White Party has expanded to include fundraising for all of South Florida’s diverse LGBT and less privileged communities, the event is by no means an LGBT event, but rather a total Miami bash! Don't miss it! Tickets are $215 in advance and $250 the day of the event. Go online for tickets and information, including complimentary shuttle services available from the National Hotel and the Hyatt Regency. Valet parking will be available at the event for $25.

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami

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