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Wednesday, February 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Created for women who enjoy fine wine, great style and supporting a noble cause, Wine, Women & Shoes is one of the fastest-growing charity event series in the country. Miami’s most philanthropic and fashion-forward ladies will gather to help Miami Children’s Health Foundation raise much needed funds for world-class pediatric healthcare in an afternoon filled with fashion, fun and friendship. Enjoy a sophisticated day of wine tasting, a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items, a delicious lunch as well as a spectacular fashion show presented by Neiman Marcus Coral Gables. Pictured: Lucy Morillo, President and CEO of MCHF, Co-Chairs Criselda Breene and Carola Pimentel, and emcee Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
786-624-2038 (Morgana Nieves)

Thursday, February 5 at 11 a.m.

The American Red Cross South Florida Region will host its 22nd Annual Sara Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Awards for Women, honoring a group of the community’s most outstanding women. The event will begin with a reception, a silent auction and an exhibit featuring designer milliner Shapoh and D.S. Fashion Jewels. Lunch will be served at 12:30, followed by the awards presentation hosted by Mistress of Ceremonies Ileana Bravo. Swanee DiMare is Honorary Chair, and Penny Stamps is Philanthropic Chair. The 2015 honorees and their awards are: Florida Blue Philanthropy Award: Tracey Berkowitz; Trish and Dan Bell Chairmen's Award: Becky Roper Matkov; Cervera Real Estate Ambassador Award: Marianna K. Baum, PhD, MS; Bank of America Cultural Award: Karen Peterson Corash; Royal Caribbean International Education Award: Virginia Emmons; Mercantil Commercebank Entrepreneurial Award: Laura Kozelouzek; Baptist Health South Florida Healthcare Award: Tina Carroll-Scott, MD, FAAP; White & Case LLP Hospitality Award: Carolyn Cauceglia; The Ethel and W. George Kennedy Family Foundation Volunteerism Award: Diana Brooks; Barbara Nelson Red Cross Service Award: Elena Luca; Margaret and Rick Tonkinson Community Service Award: Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard; and the Swanee and Paul DiMare Youth Award: Maite Iribarren. Individual tickets are $150 and $250, and tables from $1,500 to $5,000.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
3300 S.W. 27th Avenue, Coconut Grove
305-728-2512 (Kenia Tedesco

Friday, February 6 at 10 a.m.

Hosted by World Series MVP Mike Lowell, together with five-time All-Star Jorge Posada and the MLB Players Alumni Association, Baptist Hospital’s “Heroes” Golf Tournament invites players to swap their bats for clubs to join nearly 100 golfers on the greens of the newly renovated Trump National Doral. Chaired by Sofia & Ryan Holtzman and Carlos & Victoria Lowell. Sponsored by Arellano Construction Co., Bacardi, Pacifica Real Estate Co. and Stonegate Bank, this second annual event will benefit the Pediatric Oncology program at Baptist Children’s Hospital, where more than 200 pediatricians and 100 pediatric subspecialists – backed by pediatric-trained nurses and support personnel – offer expert healthcare to children from birth to age 18. Sponsorship and philanthropic opportunities are available at levels from $5,000 to $60,000. Underwriting opportunities also are available. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/BaptistHospitalGolf. Pictured: Jorge Posada, Kristian Caparros and Mike Lowell.

Trump National Doral Miami
Golf Pavilion
4400 N.W. 87th Avenue, Doral, Miami
Events@BaptistHealth.net (Information)

Friday, February 6 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight

Join friends and supporters of Kristi House for the 3rd Annual "Walk the Blue Carpet." The evening will offer an open bar, great food, music by EMG and dancing. Tickets, available online, are $165 per person or $200 each at the door. Proceeds support Kristi House's mission to prevent child abuse and sex trafficking and to help heal the child victims of these crimes.

The Bath Club
5937 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Saturday & Sunday, February 7 & 8

Don't miss the Miami International Map Fair, the largest map fair in the world! Hosted by HistoryMiami, this annual event showcases antique maps, rare books, panoramas and atlases from around the world. Some of the finest international map dealers will be displaying antique maps for purchase. Learn about maps through a series of lectures by experts in the field and enjoy special events held throughout the weekend. Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5. Daily admission is $15 for HistoryMiami members, $10 for students and $20 for non-members. Purchase a weekend pass for the Map Fair ($70 for members and $80 for non-members) and you will receive an invitation to attend a VIP reception on Friday from 4 to 5 p.m.

101 West Flagler Street, Downtown Miami

Tuesday, February 7 from 6 p.m. to midnight

Join the New World Symphony for its star-studded 2015 Gala celebrating the 70th birthday of its beloved Co-Founder and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas. This spectacular black-tie birthday party will honor MTT's work for the organization and commemorate his lasting legacy here and around the world. Ambassador Paul L. Cejas & Trudy Cejas are Gala Chairs. Designer cake creator Sylvia Weinstock will present MTT’s special birthday cake. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will begin the event at 6 p.m., followed by the performance at 7:30, dinner at 8:30 p.m., celebratory birthday toast at 10 p.m. and Late Night at New World Center at 11 p.m. Single tickets start at $2,500; tables range from $25,000 to $250,000. Complimentary valet parking.

Saturday, February 7, 2015
New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach
305-428-6777 (Jack Mizutani)

Saturday, February 7 at 6 p.m.

In the spirit of fairy tale endings, this black-tie-optional evening – presented by Baptist Health South Florida Foundation, will welcome adults and children alike. Sponsored by Bacardi, Bentrust Financial, Inc., Ocean Bank, Palmetto 57 Automotive Group and Sheridan Healthcare, Inc., with entertainment for both the young and young at heart, the gala will pay tribute to children throughout the community. Baptist Hospital "Once Upon a Time Gala is chaired by Charlotte Hicks, Vicky Lowell and Cristina Sullivan. Proceeds will benefit the Pediatric Oncology program at Baptist Children’s Hospital, where more than 200 pediatricians and 100 pediatric subspecialists – backed by pediatric-trained nurses and support personnel – offer expert healthcare to children from birth to age 18. A limited number of individual seats are available at $450 for adults and $150 for children age 17 and under. Tables are available at the $7,000 and $10,000 levels. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities also are available. Pictured: Emcee Laurie Jennings and young friend.

Trump National Doral Miami
4400 N.W. 87th Avenue, Doral, Miami
786-467-5400 (Information)

Saturday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Set in a beautiful, floral landscape, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s annual Gala in the Garden fundraiser will celebrate the advancements of the garden and the people who have made it possible throughout the years. The black-tie event supports Fairchild’s programs in conservation science, education, and horticulture. Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa serve as this year’s Co-Chairs. Enjoy a sumptuous cocktail reception, bid on luxury items at the Silent Auction, dine on an exquisite feast by Le Basque Catering and dance by moonlight surrounded by the lakeside marquee’s breathtaking décor. Individual tickets start at $750, and tables for ten can be reserved for $7,500. Pictured: Eugenio & Frances Sevilla-Sacasa and Swanee & Paul DiMare.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-667-1651, Ext. 3375 (Susannah Shubin)
SShubin@FairchildGarden.org (Tickets)

Wednesday, February 11 at 11 a.m.

Young At Art Museum’s18th Annual Women of Vision Luncheon, themed "White Hot," will celebrate South Floridians who are making a difference in the community as well as community partners, The Salah Foundation and the Community Foundation of Broward. A long-standing tradition, each of the Women of Vision honorees will receive a hand-crafted, original piece of sterling silver jewelry created by the Museum's Artist-in-Residence Chisseko Kondowe. Join Chair Maya Ezratti for an afternoon of musical entertainment, a fashion show by Hollen and Jen Showroom that features designer vintage couture, and an exquisite jewelry display by Levinson Jewelers, the official jewelry sponsor of Young At Art Museum. The Women of Vision Luncheon will benefit the Museum's creative programs, including ArtHouse@Northwest Gardens, ArtREACH, and Girls N’ Power. Tickets are $1,000 per person. For more information and for reservations, please contact Mary Lynn Perrino. Pictured: Hollen Rosenberg, Maya Ezratti and Jennifer Sazant.

Young At Art Museum
751 S.W. 121 Avenue, Davie
954-424-5023 (Mary Lynn Perrino)

Tuesday, February 16 at 5 p.m.

Attracting more than 1,200 guests each year, The Main Event is the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s largest annual community gathering, raising funds for the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign to help Jewish people in need in Miami, in Israel and in more than 70 other countries around the world. This year’s guest speaker will be President Shimon Peres, an Israeli statesman, Jewish leader and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. President Peres is one of Israel’s longest serving and most distinguished politicians, whose public service career has spanned 70 years. He is also the first Israeli leader to have served as both Prime Minister and President of the Jewish State. Join The Main Event Chairs Tammy & Jorge Woldenberg, Federation Chair of the Board Robert G. Berrin, and General Campaign Chair Amy N. Dean to be part of the Miami Jewish community’s tribute to this extraordinary man. Enjoy a delicious kosher cocktail reception and dinner, compelling guest speakers and a strong feeling of community spirit. Couvert is $125 per person or $72 per person for those 30 and under. Valet and self parking will be available for the event.

Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
MWilensky@GMJF.org (Information)

Thursday, February 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards honor Barry University’s outstanding alumni for their distinguished professional achievements, contributions to society, and support of the university. The event begins with a networking reception at 11 a.m., followed by an exquisite luncheon and the awards ceremony from noon to 2 p.m. The 2015 Honorees are Rising Star Award: Adriane Jackson and Joy Taylor; Distinguished Alumni Award: Mirta Fuentes, Saima W. Hossain, Nelson Lazo, Maria Mas Blet and Sen. Z.C. Allyson Maynard Gibson. Tickets are $125 per person and benefits the Barry University Scholarship Fund. Your support will help students receive a Barry education as they strive to become the distinguished alumni of the future.

Jungle Island
Treetop Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami

Friday, February 20 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

The Women’s Leadership Council for Switchboard of Miami will host Singles for Switchboard’s 4th Annual Bachelor Auction. Meet fifty of South Florida’s most eligible bachelors who will put themselves on the auction block for an evening of festivities. All proceeds from this event will support the many programs and services provided by Switchboard of Miami, Inc. The evening includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres before the auction, followed by desserts, music and prizes. It's the perfect setting for singles to mingle, make new friends and support the important mission of Switchboard of Miami. Advanced registration is $60 and admission at the door is $85.

1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami
305-358-1640 (Amy Crismond)
www.SwitchboardMiami.org (Tickets)

Tuesday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU will mark its upcoming 20th anniversary with a fun and festive Gala Purim Ball. Honorary Chairs Diane & Alan Lieberman (pictured) and Gala Committee Chairs Russell & Ronalee Galbut are promising it will be the best party ever! The Purim Gala 2015 will be a fantastic evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing and more! The festivities will commemorate the Jewish Museum of Florida's first 20 years, toast the decades to come and also mark the milestone anniversaries of 100 years of Miami Beach and 50 years since the founding of Florida International University. There's a lot to celebrate! Individual tickets are $450. To join the Gala Committee or learn about 2015 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nancy Rachman, Development Director.

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
786-972-3162 (Nancy Rachman)

Thursday, February 26 at 11:15 a.m.

The annual International Kids Fund Wonderfund (IKF’s Wonderfund) Circle of Heroes Luncheon will attract over 200 guests interested in raising funds and awareness for children in need of life-saving or life-changing medical care. IKF’s Wonderfund is a program of Jackson Health Foundation whose sole mission is to raise funds for medically needy children around the world to be treated at Holtz Children’s Hospital at the UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The Circle of Heroes Luncheon Chair this year will be Mariana Sanchez. Tables prices are $1,500, and individual tickets are $150. For table or ticket information, please call Niurka del Valle.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-585-5888 (Niurka del Valle)

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