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CHILDREN'S HERO AWARDS GALA
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)
DMatthews@FRCFlorida.org

CHEF SHOWDOWN @ THE SEAFOOD & SNEAKERS BALL
Friday, October 24 from 7 to 11 p.m.

The Chef Showdown @ the Seafood & Sneakers Ball, an exciting new event that will be held on the eve of the Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival. The evening features Miami’s finest culinary master chefs showcasing amazing seafood dishes along with some fun and fashion for the complete “Made in Miami” experience! Sponsored by Range Rover and Bacardi, Miami’s finest chefs will participate 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. Participating restaurants for the Chef Showdown include: Lure Fish bar, Siena Tavern, Red the Steakhouse, Florida Cookery, Oceanaire, Dolce Italian, City Hall, Café Avanti, CIBO, De Rodriguez, Naked Taco, Park Central, and Poseidon. All sustainable seafood for the event will be provided by hosting sponsor, Whole Foods. While the Seafood & Sneakers Ball highlights seafood masters, there will also be a major fashion element as the evening’s experience is enhanced with a “Made In Miami Fashion Show.” Hosted by fashion blogger Kelly Saks, the fashion show will preview 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. Help us decide who makes the best Lobster Roll on the beach or who has the best take on what an outstanding Surf ‘N Turf should be? With your help, we will know who will win this year’s #ChefShowdown.

The GOYA Culinary Pavillion
9th & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
305-255-3500.
www.SoBeSeafoodFest.com (Tickets)

2ND ANNUAL HESS SELECT SOUTH BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
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 some of South Florida's top seafood restaurants participating in the Festival, delivering delicious libations and cuisine. Look for these fine eateries that will build Mini Cafe's on the Sand for Saturday's festival: Joe’s Stone Crab, A Fish Called Avalon, Altamare Restaurant, Café Avanti, CIBO, City Hall the Restaurant, CJ’s Crab Shack, Naked Taco, Park Central Café, Poseidon Greek Restaurant, Red the Steakhouse, Tarpon Bend, Smith & Wollensky, and Whole Foods. There's a week of events starting on Wednesday night with a line-up of exciting satellite events throughout the week. Don't miss the brand new Chef Showdown at the Seafood & Sneakers Ball, happening Friday, October 24, at the festival site starting at 7 p.m. 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. Follow the Festival on Facebook: Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival | Instagram: @SobeSeafoodFest | Twitter: @SobeSeafoodFest use HASHTAG: #SobeSeaFood.

Lummus Park
9th and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
305-255-3500.
www.SoBeSeafoodFest.com (Tickets)

HATS, SPATS AND PEARLS
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)
President@YPO-Miami.org

35TH BISCAYNE BAY GALA
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
305-814-2225
Gala@BiscayneBayKiwanis.org

UNDER THE NICARAGUAN SKY
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)
ACardona@ANFNicaragua.org

WE'RE ROCKIN' BABY! AN ELEGANT GOURMET EXPERIENCE
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
954-459-9138
Info@ProjectNewBorn.org

THE HOPE DIAMOND BALL AFFAIR
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)
Monica.Diaz@MCHF.org

28TH ANNUALHALLOWEEN SUNDOWNER AT VIZCAYA
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)
Miriam.Barcia@Vizcaya.org

ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT SCARY - 20TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BALL
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
www.SaveDade.org

34TH ANNUAL WOMEN'S DAY LUNCHEON
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)
ASantana@AlperJCC.org

50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
Saturday, November 1 from 7 p.m. to midnight

The Bass Museum of Art's 50th Anniversary Gala will be one of the most sought-after dinner invitations of the winter season! Guests will include a diverse spectrum of 250 socially aware, influential, trendsetting, art and fashion conscience men and women across all industries. The Gala will not only be a celebration of the Bass Museum of Art's golden jubilee, but it will also have GOLD on view; an exhibition featuring how gold has been used in the past and present, and explores its future. Sponsorship opportunities are available at $10,000 and above. Call or email for more information.

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-673-7530, Ext. 9 (Information)
50thGala@BassMuseum.org

13TH ANNUAL CHAPMAN PARTNERSHIP GALA
Saturday, November 1 at 7 p.m.

Chapman Partnership's 13th Annual Gala will be chaired by Susan Kahn and her daughter Lani Kahn Drody, and Norma Quintero and her daughter, Alessandra Quintero, and WPLG-TV's Laurie Jennings will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. As Chapman's major fundraising event of the year, the gala helps pay for the services provided to over 5,500 men and women and families residing in Chapman's two Homeless Assistance Centers. The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a sumptuous dinner at 8 p.m. with dancing to the music of Soul Survivor Band and a short and inspiring program. Dress for the evening is cocktail attire. An After-Party, hosted by nextgen, Chapman Partnership's young professional support group, will follow the gala. Tickets for the gala are $600 per person.

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-329-3066 (Tickets and Information)
www.ChapmanPartnership.org

SAPPHIRE CELEBRATION
Saturday, November 1 at 7 p.m.

This elegant black-tie event will celebrate the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s innovative medical school mission. The evening will feature a luxury live auction, dinner, musical entertainment and dancing. The Sapphire Celebration will also include presentations of the Dr. Herbert Wertheim Global Medical Leadership Award, the Ambassador Steven & Dorothea Green Community Leadership Award and the Benjamin Leon Founding Dean’s Award in recognition of individuals who have made remarkable contributions and been instrumental to the College’s growth and success in the medical field. Co-Chairs for the 2014 Sapphire Celebration are Fran Berrin, Alyse Messinger, Kerry Perez and Debbie Tano. Tickets are $400 per person or $4,000 for a table of ten. For more information, please contact Darla Sechrest or visit www.Medicine.FIU.edu.

The Donald J. Trump Ballroom
4400 N.W. 87th Avenue, Doral, Miami
305-348-6265 (Darla Sechrest)
DSechres@FIU.edu

FESTIVAL MIAMI - EMILIO ESTEFAN PRESENTS FANTINE!
Saturday, November 1 at 8 p.m.

Frost School of Music’s Festival Miami, presented by UHealth at Coral Gables, will continue its Music of the Americas series with Fantine, a sensational singer fluent in Spanish, Russian, English and French and a unique talent with style that reflects her cultural diversity. A fusion of indie, dance and electro soul, with a “swampy yet sultry” voice, her debut album project I Am Fantine, with original songs in both Spanish and English, is produced by Emilio Estefan and currently tops the Billboard Dance charts! Be among the first to hear Fantine, one of the most exciting female artists to hit the Latin music scene in decades! Tickets are $45, $35 and $25.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at U.M.
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
305-284-4940 Ticket Hotline
www.FestivalMiami.com

9TH ANNUAL CLAWS FOR KIDS
Monday, November 3 from 11:30 a.m to 2 p.m.

Experience Joe's Stone Crab with all the works and without the wait! Enjoy Foster Care Review's annual fundraising event, Claws for Kids, known for its fun, relaxed atmosphere and the exceptional food that only Joe's Stone Crab can provide! The event begins with a wine reception, along with great networking and the chance to win fabulous raffle items. Most importantly, you'll be helping to ensure the safety, well-being and long-term success of abused and neglected children in our community. Tickets are $200 per person, and sponsorship packages are also available.

Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
786-252-9920 (Adriana Oliva)
AOliva@FosterCareReview.org

FESTIVAL MIAMI - GABY MORENO
Thursday, November 6 at 8 p.m.

Frost School of Music’s Festival Miami, presented by UHealth at Coral Gables, will welcome Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno in the Festival’s popular Music of the Americas series. As 2013’s Latin Grammy winner for Best New Artist, Moreno lights up the stage with hit songs in Spanish and English. Her latest album Postales is hugely popular, and her YouTube video of “Fuiste Tú” with Latin legend Ricardo Arjona has over 100 million views. Don’t miss seeing and hearing this fantastic new artist up-close-and-personal in the University of Miami's acoustically wonderful concert hall. Tickets are $50, $40 and $30.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at U.M.
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
305-284-4940 Ticket Hotline
www.FestivalMiami.com

20TH "BE A VOICE" AWARDS LUNCHEON
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 our 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)
RAmador@BeAVoice.org

8TH ANNUAL "WILD ABOUT KIDS" GALA
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)
KFoley@BGCMia.org

YOUNG ASSOCIATES' 4TH ANNUAL PARTY ON THE PLAZA
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)
ZakMann4@Gmail.com

THE 2014 NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY AWARDS LUNCHEON
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 host 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)
www.AFPMiami.org

26TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF CHEFS
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)
CJacomino@SFL.EasterSeals.com

AN EVENING ON THE PLAZA
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)
Chris@CoralGablesMuseum.org

"PAINT THE TOWN RED" GALA
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)
TAlonso@CityYear.org

CARE RESOURCE'S WHITE PARTY™
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
www.WhiteParty.org


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