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HOLLUB HOMES' 2015 SHOWCASE HOME
Wednesday, April 8 from 5 to 9 p.m.

In celebration of its 60th anniversary of building great homes in South Florida, Hollub Homes, a two-time Best of Show Winner, will host a cocktail reception for its 2015 Showcase Home in exclusive Snapper Creek Lake, Coral Gables. Join Hollub Homes, SocialMiami.com and Luxe Interiors and Design for an evening of innovative home and furniture design complimented by an art installation from Locust Projects. Experience the ultimate in modern luxury and haute designs by Helene Hollub in collaboration with: Armani Casa, B Pila, Kelly Marie Interior Design and Alice Weaver. RSVP please. The Showcase Home will be open for viewing April 2 through 5 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Hollub Homes' 2015 Showcase Home
10101 Lakeside Drive, Coral Gables
305-305-0813 (Amy Hollub)
www.HollubHomes.com

2015 LEGAL LEGENDS
Wednesday, April 8 at 6 p.m.

Join HistoryMiami and the 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society for an evening to recognize the 2015 Legal Legends: Stuart Z. Grossman, Marilyn J. Holifield, Honorable Cindy Lederman, Robert L. Parks, Honorable Robert L. Shevin*, Frank B. Shutts* and Jose A. Villalobos (*posthumously awarded) for their extraordinary contributions to the law. An awards ceremony highlighting the honorees' outstanding contributions to the legal system will begin the evening followed by a cocktail reception with live music and a chance to view HistoryMiami’s exhibition “The Complete Audubon: The Birds of America.” Tickets are $150. Go online for more information.

HistoryMiami
101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
305-375-5356
www.HistoryMiami.org

MDC 2015 ALUMNI HALL OF FAME AWARDS GALA
Thursday, April 9 at 6 p.m.

Join MDC President Eduardo J. Padrón and MDC Foundation Chair Julie Grimes for the Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala, honoring Miami Dade College's best, brightest and most successful alumni with a celebration of the newly inducted Alumni Hall of Fame class. The Hall of Fame Award is the highest honor bestowed by the College on its alumni. This exceptional group of individuals is chosen from a broad range of industries. Honorees are among the nation's premier impresarios, public servants, artists and community leaders. Hall of Fame inductees are recognized for the positive impact on their profession, the community and the College. The Hall of Fame Awards Gala not only honors the outstanding recipients but also serves as a fundraiser for student scholarships. It’s the most important fundraising event each year. All net proceeds fund the Alumni Hall of Fame Scholarship, which provides student scholarships now and in the future. Reception and silent auction at 6 p.m.; dinner and awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Purchase your tickets online.

Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
305-237-3240

2015 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY ANNUAL GALA
Saturday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The 2015 American Cancer Society Annual Gala will host approximately 800 influential leaders within Miami’s social and corporate communities to gather for a night of elegance, exquisite food, and live entertainment. The cocktail reception and silent auction will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing at 8:30 p.m. The 2015 Gala Chairs are Christy and David Martin from Terra Group along with Honorary Chairs Lourdes and Felipe Valls. Presenting sponsor is Baptist Health South Florida, and key supporters include Lilliam and Gus Machado, Remedios and Fausto Diaz Oliver, Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez, Teresita and Michael Haskett, the Munilla Family Foundation, Doral Lincoln, and Cecilia and David Comeau, just to name a few. The event's exciting silent auction will feature items such as airline tickets, jewelry, golf packages, sports collectibles, spa packages and couture fashion. During the live auction gala guests will be challenged to raise money to help Finish the Fight against cancer. From its beginning, the American Cancer Society has been the leading force in the fight against cancer. After 102 years, they can envision the end of cancer as we know it – from deadly to treatable, from curable to preventable. One hundred years ago, we began the fight of a lifetime. Now it’s time to finish it! Tickets are $500 p/p. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Karla Pascua, Sr. Specialist, Distinguished Events at 305-779-2879 or by email at Karla.Pascua@Cancer.org.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-779-2879 (Karla Pascua)
Karla.Pascua@Cancer.org

VERITAGE MIAMI
Wednesday - Saturday, April 15 - 18

VeritageMiami is where Miami's wine and food scene comes together for a world-class experience. VeritageMiami is a four-day gathering where wine, spirits, beer and food lovers join with top sommeliers, notable chefs, prestigious wineries, winemakers and breweries to eat, drink and unite all for a greater purpose. Events include: a Craft Beer Tasting at Wynwood Walls, on Wednesday, April 15, a Fine Wine Tasting at the Village of Merrick Park on Thursday, April 16, the popular Interactive Dinner at the InterContinental Miami on April 17 and the final event, an Auction & Wine Dinner at Marlins Park, on Saturday, April 18. Tickets range from $50 to $500 per person. Celebrating 20 years in 2015, VeritageMiami benefits United Way of Miami-Dade, supporting programs in our community that are focused on improving education, financial stability and health - the building blocks for a good life. Since its inception, the annual four day celebration has raised nearly 13 million dollars to benefit the Miami-Dade community.

Wynwood Walls (Wednesday at 7 p.m.; VIP at 6 p.m.)
Village of Merrick Park (Thursday at 7 p.m.; VIP at 6 p.m.)
InterContinental Miami (Friday at 6:30 p.m.)
Marlins Park (Saturday at at 6:30 p.m.)
305-646-7029
www.VeritageMiami.com (Information & tickets)

24TH ANNUAL REACH FOR THE STARS GALA AUCTION
Saturday, April 18 at 6 p.m.

Join notable guests and theatre supporters at the historic Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables for the 24th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction, presented by Actors’ Playhouse. Gala guests will pack the Mainstage to bid on over $300,000 worth of exciting live and silent auction items, while being treated to culinary offerings from more than 35 of Coral Gables’ finest restaurants, wine and champagne courtesy of Premier Beverage Company, and an open bar sponsored by Bacardi U.S.A. Signature auction items will include luxury vehicles courtesy of Lexus of Kendall, extravagant voyages provided by Azamara Club Cruises, worldwide travel from the leading global airline network Star Alliance, exclusive celebrity wine dinners at popular South Florida restaurants, and outstanding gifts items such as fine jewelry, golf packages, art, home décor, sports collectibles, spa visits, couture clothing, membership gift certificates to South Florida’s leading retailers and restaurants – all of which are contributed on behalf of the theatre. This popular auction is the major fundraising event for Actors’ Playhouse, a nonprofit organization, and will provide funding for capital improvements to the Miracle Theatre and operating costs for the company’s upcoming theatre season. Tickets are $250 per person and include gourmet dining, open bars, and the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items. VIP sponsorships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 are available through the Development Office. For additional information on presenting sponsorships and how to get involved contact the Actors’ Playhouse Development Office at 305-444-9293, Ext. 609.

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
305-444-9293 Ext. 1
www.ActorsPlayhouse.org (Tickets)

13TH ANNUAL GALAXY GALA AND YOUNG PATRONS BIG BANG
Saturday, April 18 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will host its stellar 13th Annual Galaxy Gala: Aqua Lumiere. Since its inception, the Galaxy Gala has helped raise funds for and highlight the development of the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, a world-class, state-of-the-art facility under construction in downtown Miami’s Museum Park. The now famously dynamic evening celebrating science will play on the elements of light and water, with exciting technology and innovative features throughout the space. The experience begins with a cocktail reception featuring live animals and an auction, followed by dining, dancing and entertainment. The evening is hosted by the Museum’s Board of Trustees, under the leadership of a Gala Committee comprised of community activists and philanthropists. Gala Co-Chairs are Shelly & Marko Dimitrijevic and Jennifer & Gabriel Montoya. The Honorary Chair is the Hector Family; Philanthropic Chairs are Trish & Dan Bell (pictured); Host Chairs are Alicia Cervera Lamadrid & Alberto Lamadrid; and Presenting Chairs are: Chanin & Adam Carlin, Jacqueline Simkin and Barbara & Michael Weintraub. During the Gala, the Museum will honor the following individuals and organizations to acknowledge those who have exhibited exceptional leadership and commitment to the development and building of the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science: The Visionary Award will be presented to The Batchelor Foundation, Founder George E. Batchelor; the Vanguard Award will be presented to Baptist Health South Florida; and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science award will be presented to Julia Rea Bianchi. Coinciding with the Galaxy Gala is the Museum’s Big Bang 2015:H2Glow after-party, hosted by the Young Patrons. Targeted at young professionals, ages 21-40, the Big Bang begins at 9 p.m. with a cocktail reception and at 11 p.m. the doors open to the main event where attendees join Gala guests and “crash” the party. The Gala then transforms into a nightlife-inspired event with DJ, dancing, special performances and cocktails. Individual tickets for the Galaxy Gala are priced at $600, and tickets for the Big Bang are $100. Various Galaxy Gala and Big Bang sponsorship, underwriting and advertising opportunities are available. For more information, contact Ruth Robinson. All proceeds from both events directly benefit the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and its programs.

Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
RRobinson@ScienceGala.com (Ruth Robinson)

UNFORGETTABLE: A MAGICAL EVENING OF LOVE, GLAMOUR & ENTERTAINMENT
Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m.

Join Children's Resources as they celebrate 37 years of service and commitment to children with special needs. Unforgettable: A Magical Evening of Love, Glamour & Entertainment will kick off with cocktails at 7 p.m., followed by dinner, program and entertainment. Enjoy the sounds of the lively and energetic Dan Becherer and The Soul Survivors, along with a special performance by the volunteer singers and dancers from Montclair State University. Individual tickets range from $600 to $1,000, and table sponsorships are available ranging from $6,000 to $10,000. For more information and for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amy Gonzalez.

Four Seasons Hotel
1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami
305-596-6966 (Amy Gonzalez)
AGonzalez@CRFCenter.org

9TH ANNUAL ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER GALA
Friday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.

For its 9th Anniversary Gala, the Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House will be reimagined into a supper club reminiscent of the days when "The Rat Pack" reigned. The legendary and beloved American singer/songwriter Barry Manilow will treat Arsht gala guests to a special tribute of song as we tip our fedora in honor of "Ol' Blue Eyes" and his 100th birthday. Mr. Manilow will be accompanied by the Henry Mancini Institute Big Band Orchestra led by Grammy-nominee Shelly Berg, with musical direction by multi-Grammy-winner Gregg Field. Philanthropists Swanee and Paul DiMare will chair the black tie gala; Adrienne Arsht (pictured), the Center's name benefactor, will serve as honorary chair; and Margaret and Mike Eidson will serve as Gala co-chairs. Dinner will be served on the Lynn Wolfson Stage at 8 p.m., followed by the special Barry Manilow Tribute. Guests will enjoy the music of Soul Survivors for dancing and desserts at 10:30 p.m. Individual ticket prices are $2,500, and tables of ten are available priced at $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Complimentary valet parking.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
786-468-2020
Advancement@ArshtCenter.org

4TH ANNUAL GALA, ROCK THE HOUSE WITH YAA
Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Get ready to ROCK the House with YAA with singer/songwriter Richie Supa headlining the entertainment at Young at Art Museum's 4th Annual Gala. Supa, who has written more than 300 songs for artists such as Pink, Johnny Winter, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Ozzy Osbourne, will be joined by his special guests Ricky Byrd (guitar), Muddy Shews (bass) and Randi Fishenfeld (violin) for an evening of fun and fundraising for YAA's educational programming for at-risk youth and families. ROCK the House honorary chairs David and Jodi Epstein and co-chairs Eris and Ken Sandler will bring together donors and the community to enjoy the evening's festivities, including live entertainment, hands-on art encounters, cocktails and epicurean delights throughout the Museum. The gala’s sensational silent auction will include fabulous gifts such as exquisite jewelry by Levinson Jewelers; a stay in Big Sky, Montana; a guitar signed by Richie Supa; a wine tasting for 20; and much more. Sponsors for ROCK the House with YAA include David & Jodi Epstein Family Foundation; PNC Wealth Management; Craig Zinn Automotive Group; Hoffman’s Chocolates; BBX Capital; Leo Goodwin Foundation; SHAPE Foundation; Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz; Nelly & Brian Rice; Andrea & Barry Ridgway; JP Morgan Chase; The Marlins; NACR; SunTrust Foundation; Clifford Viner Foundation; Pierson Grant Public Relations; Advanced Insurance; FPL; Jay Spechler & Mindy Shrago; Brad & Diane Weinbrum; IKEA Sunrise; Keurig; Karma Seven Day Spa; Kaizen Beauty Academy; Toshiba; and Levinson Jewelers, the official and exclusive jewelry sponsor. Tickets are $250 per person. For more information, sponsorship opportunities and reservations, please contact Hannah Hausman.

Young At Art Museum
751 S.W. 121st Avenue, Davie
954-424-5018 Hannah Hausman

THE 2015 SYLVESTER COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER GALA
Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

Grammy-nominated, singersongwriter Sara Bareilles will headline the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center's 2015 Gala with a live private concert. Bareilles’ pop anthem “Brave” will be incorporated as the theme of the 2015 gala, celebrating the patients who battle cancer daily at Sylvester. Every dollar raised at the Gala will support Sylvester’s mission to develop more precise therapies through ground-breaking cancer research. A distinguished gala committee led by Chanin and Adam Carlin and under the direction of Lily Serviansky, Sylvester Board of Governors Development Chair, and Joan Scheiner, Board of Governors Chair, will welcome more than 800 guests to a night filled with “Brave” stories about the patients treated and the work done at Sylvester. During this year’s gala, Barbara Havenick, Owner, President and CEO of Magic City Casino/Flagler Greyhound Track, will accept the Caroline W. Halpern Award. The Caroline W. Halpern Award was established in 1994 by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in honor and recognition of Caroline Halpern's visionary commitment to cancer research. Tickets are $1,000 for individuals and tables begin at $10,000. Go online to purchase tickets or a table or to contribute.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-243-2628 (Katie Repici)
KRepici@Med.Miami.edu
www/Sylvester.org

27TH ANNUAL AIDS WALK MIAMI 5K
Sunday, April 26 at 8 a.m.

Join Grand Marshall David Bromstad for Care Resource's AIDS Walk Miami and help eradicate an pandemic that has plagued us for too long! Registration begins at 8 with opening ceremonies and invocation following at 8:15 a.m. The Walk will begin promptly at 9 - rain or shine! The streets will belong to the thousands of walkers who are participating for the cause. After the walk there will be an exciting post-walk celebration at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens (2000 Convention Center Drive) where you will enjoy a live performance by Henry Santos, music by DJ Suave, complimentary massages from Educating Hands School of Massage, beverages, goodies and so much more! Start a team of walkers, join a team or just walk on your own - everyone is welcome to register. This year's goal is $250,000! Let's beat it!

Miami Beach Convention Center (Hall D)
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
305-751-9255
Info@AIDSWalkMiami.org

16TH ANNUAL MIRACLE MAKERS LUNCHEON & FASHION SHOW
Thursday, April 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The 16th Annual Miracle Makers Luncheon & Fashion Show, presented by the Women’s Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami along with Rene Ruiz, will bring together South Florida’s most influential business leaders and philanthropists. The event is co-chaired by Irene Korge, Bronwyn Miller and Migna Sanchez-Llorens, and Auction co-chairs are Patricia Fuller and Lesli Brown. The program will feature Rene Ruiz previewing looks from his designer couture Spring and Summer Collection with Cynthia Demos, CBS 4 News Anchor, serving as the Mistress of Ceremonies. This year's honorees are: Power Couple Swanee and Paul Dimare along with 2015 Miracle Maker honorees Betty Brandt, Nathalie Cadet-James, Nick D’Annunzio, Aaron Glickman, Elysze Held, Marile Lopez, Christina Martin, Lucy Morillo, Daisy Olivera, Carol Surowiec, Marielena Villamil and Mary Louise Young. These outstanding honorees are recognized for their philanthropic work and commitment to the community. Auction Co-Chairs are Patricia Fuller and Lesli Brown. For sponsorships, tickets and information, please contact Shaunte Young.

Ritz Carlton
455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne
305-644-0066 (Shaunte Young)
SYoung@BBBSMiami.org
www.BBBSMiami.org


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