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Champion of the Arts Luncheon 2018

Sunday, March 25 at 11:30 a.m.

Citizens Interested in Arts will host its 2018 Champion of the Arts Luncheon honoring Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books and co-founder of the Miami Book Fair. Kaplan will be awarded The Champion of the Arts Award with author, humorist and musician Dave Barry serving as emcee. The afternoon will include a reception, gourmet lunch, luxury silent auction and entertainment. Tickets are $150 or $250, which includes inclusion in the program.

Faena Forum
3300 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-733-0061 (Lenore Toby Simmons)


2018 MDC Alumni Hall of Fame

Tuesday, April 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Alumni Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the Miami Dade College Foundation on its best, brightest, and most successful alumni. This exceptional group of individuals is chosen from a broad range of industries. The honorees are among the nation's premier impresarios, public servants, artists, and community leaders. Hall of Fame inductees are recognized for making a positive impact on their profession, the community, and the College.

Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


2018 American Red Cross Ball

Saturday, April 7 from 7 p.m. to midnight

The Greater Miami & The Keys American Red Cross Chapter will celebrate its 36th Annual American Red Cross Ball. Chaired by Ana and Cecil Milton, the Ball will honor past chairs and recognize the life-saving services provided by the American Red Cross. Ana VeigaMilton, who has dedicated herself to community service and philanthropy for more than two decades with organizations like the Red Cross, will serve as the Ball Committee Chair. She is President of the Jose Milton Foundation. The Annual American Red Cross Ball will raise funds for the American Red Cross' disaster preparedness, response and recovery programs and services, continuing its tradition and commitment to Greater Miami & The Keys. Sponsorship opportunities available.

Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne
455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne
305-644-1200 (Devondra Shaw)


Locust Projects' Spring Fling - The Factory

Saturday, April 7 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Locust Projects is turning 20 and launching this milestone with their annual Spring Fling - The Factory. Join Host Committee SuperStars Jackie Soffer & Craig Robbins and Debra and Dennis Scholl for an evening of cocktails and bites, music, performances and a spectacular silent auction featuring luxury goods and artworks by leading contemporary artists. Get in the spirit and think sexy, silver, shimmer and all shades of gray. Tickets are $200 and benefit Locust Projects' support of artists and artistic experimentation. Preview silent auction items at Locust Projects March 24 through April 5.

Miami Design District Paradise Plaza
151,N.E. 41st Street, Miami Design District


Inaugural Yacht Hop & Waterwide Soiree

Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.

This nautical night helps raise awareness and money to support the vital research programs for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UM Miller School of Medicine. You'll be escorted through a ‘Yacht around the World’ experience, transporting you to another country, where you will indulge your senses through taste, sight and sound. Marina mingling and dock dining will culminate with a truly unique show. VIP entry at 7:30; general admission at 8:30.

Turnberry Marina | Turnberry Isle Condominium Association
19735 Turnberry Way, Aventura


Twelve Good Men Luncheon

Thursday, April 12 at 11:30 a.m.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida will pay tribute to a select group of South Florida's distinguished men whose generous contributions, outstanding community and civic involvement are worthy of special recognition and appreciation. Join Co-Chairs Linda Levy-Goldberg, Sonia Gibson and Jim Murphy at the Twelve Good Men Luncheon. The event will be highlighted by a red carpet entrance, live entertainment, appetizers and drinks, a three-course lunch, live and silent auctions, raffles and recognizing honorees on stage for all the work they have done. The South Florida houses serve 48 families on any given night. Luncheon tickets, $225 per person and $2250 per table of ten.

Coral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables


Love and Hope High Rollers Night

Saturday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Join the Love and Hope Society's High Rollers Night and test your luck at blackjack, craps, roulette, slots and many more games at one of the hottest South Beach spots, Faena Forum! Players will get a chance to win many luxury and exciting prizes throughout the night, all while helping raise money for the Diabetes Research Institute's work to cure diabetes. There will also be a cocktail reception, dinner, and a DJ.

Faena Forum
3300-3398 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


57th Annual Mercury Ball

Saturday, April 14 from 7 p.m. to midnight

Baptist Health Foundation and South Miami Hospital will host the 57th Mercury Ball.Co-chairs for this year's ball are Debbie and Albert Tano, M.D., and Kerry and Jorge Perez, M.D. The black-tie event features a reception at 7 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing from 8 p.m. to midnight. Proceeds from the ball will benefit the Child Development Center at South Miami Hospital. In addition to an elegant dinner and live music, the ball will include a 50-year tradition associated with the Mercury Ball: The naming of South Miami Hospital's "Person of the Year." Prior years' honorees include Bruce Wirtz MacArthur, Yvonne Turner Johnson, M.D., and Ghassan Haddad, M.D. Tickets $600. Tables are $6,000, $10,000 and $12,000 per table of 10. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $1,000 to $100,000.

Trump National Doral Miami
Legends Ballroom
4400 N.W. 87th Avenue, Doral


24th Annual Seeds of Kindness Banquet

Saturday, April 21 at 12:30 p.m.

His House Children's Home will host its 24th Annual Seeds of Kindness Banquet with keynote speaker Gideon J. Ape, Pastor of Christ Fellowship Miami. The event, emceed by Ruthie J. Velez of Z Radio, supports the mission of HHCH to restore the lives of children and families. Sponsorship are available.

Jungle Island's Tree Top Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami


2018 American Cancer Society Miami Annual Gala

Saturday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Over 800 influential leaders within Miamis social and corporate communities will gather for a night of elegance, exquisite food, and live entertainment at the 2018 American Cancer Society Miami Annual Gala. The cocktail reception and silent auction will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing. The 2018 Gala Chairs will be Heide and Jose Dans. The exciting silent auction will feature items such as airline tickets, jewelry, golf packages, sports collectors items, spa packages and couture fashion. During the live auction, guests will be challenged to raise money towards the American Cancer Society mission to celebrate lives, save lives and the lead the fight for a world without cancer. Tickets start at $750.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-779-2879 (Marisol Garcia)