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Howl-O-Ween Festival

Sunday, October 29 from noon to 5 p.m.

Help Pinecrest Gardens save lives by simply having fun with your family, friends, and pups at Paws 4 You's Howl-O-Ween. Adults can grab a drink at the bar and visit with vendors. Kids can trick-or-treat and play games. Dogs can show off at the Doggie Fun Zone. Enjoy costume contests, food, live entertainment, raffles, music, and adoptable dogs from Paws 4 You. You can even rent a canine companion for the day. Plus meet local celebrity emcee: Wildlife Expert Ron Magill and contest judges: Time Out Magazine's Virginia Gil, Artist LEBO, Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene Flinn, Pinecrest Mayor Joseph Corradino, and Norma Jean Abraham. Admission is $5.

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road, Pinecrest


The Women's Event

Tuesday, October 31 at 10 a.m.

Women's Philanthropy of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will host The Women's Event, a meaningful brunch that brings together hundreds of Jewish women of all backgrounds to celebrate friendship, community and philanthropy. Through their commitment of time and support of the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign, these exceptional women are helping to care for those in need, fund vital programs and strengthen Jewish life in Miami, in Israel and in more than 70 other countries around the world. Robin Jacobs and Lindsay Schottenstein are The Women's Event Co-Chairs. Sara Bejar is President of Women's Philanthropy and Ilene Kossman is Campaign Chair. Amy N. Dean is Federation Chair of the Board and Jeffrey Scheck is General Campaign Chair. Tickets are $100.

Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Jazz Roots: Ella Fitzgerald 100th Birthday Tribute

Friday, November 3 at 8 p.m.

The 10th anniversary Jazz Roots season at the Adrienne Arsht Center kicks off with a star-studded tribute celebrating the centennial of the Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, with a special blockbuster concert. Direct from the Apollo Theater! Featuring the Frost School of Music's Henry Mancini Jazz Orchestra and an all-star line-up, this engagement will honor the career of the "First Lady of Song." Tickets range from $45 to $125.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


A Tango Affair Gala

Saturday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Young Patronesses of the Opera will celebrate their 62nd anniversary this year with A Tango Affair. The elegant evening kicks off with champagne and cocktails, followed by a seated dinner and dancing to the sounds of Manhattan Music. The renowned dance champion duo Tango Axis will delight guests and the Magic City Opera Company will perform. Guests will bid on luxury items and special opportunities though a silent auction. Gala sponsors are Bunny Bastian, Trish and Dan Bell, Anita Broad and Swanee Di Mare. Tickets start at $400.

Hotel Colonnade
180 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
305-804-9705 (Valerie Ricordi)


24th Annual Sara Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Awards for Women

Thursday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross will host the 24th Annual Sara Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Awards For Women. Chaired by Phyllis Oeters and co-chaired by Mona Adams and Nelly Farra, the awards will be celebrated during the Red Cross' Centennial Year, and will recognize outstanding women whose efforts have made significant contributions to the quality of life in South Florida. This year's Honorary Chair is Swanee DiMare, and the Philanthropic Chair is Trish Bell. The event will begin with a reception, silent auction and a special exhibit featuring a Lily Pulitzer Retrospective. Honorees and guests will enjoy a luncheon and the awards presentation. Tickets are $150 and $250.

Four Seasons
1435 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami


5th annual ZooRun5K & ZooKidsDash

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

Join the Baptist Health South Florida Foundation this Veterans Day for the 5th annual ZooRun5K & ZooKidsDash. You will not only get to take part in an amazing race, you will also get free entry to Zoo Miami for the rest of the day plus 50% off admission to Zoo Miami for your friends and family joining you on race day. Animal costumes are encouraged. The event benefits West Kendall Baptist Hospital and the Zoo Miami Foundation. Tickets for the ZooRun5K range from $30 to $45. Tickets for ZooKidsDash range from $10 to $20.

Zoo Miami
12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami


Must Love Cats Featuring John Fulton

Saturday, November 11 from 6 to 10 p.m.

If you love cats, The Cat Network has a purrfect evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres and cuisine, music, a silent auction and raffles for your enjoyment. John Fulton, star of Animal Planet's "Must Love Cats," is the special guest, and Bonnie Berman will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies. The evening's silent auction and raffles will feature art, travel and more, including unique cat collectibles. Organizers are currently accepting silent auction donation items and offering many levels of sponsorship for the event. Admission is $75 to help raise money and awareness to further Cat Network's efforts to reduce cat over population by educating the public about the need to sterilize their pets and community cats.

Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center at UM
6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables


11th Annual 'Wild About Kids' Gala

Saturday, November 11 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will present its annual black-tie Wild About Kids Gala. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception, silent auction and fashion showcase of evening and formal wear courtesy of Bloomingdale's at The Falls, followed by dinner, program, dancing and live entertainment. Gala Chairs are Juan Jose Delgado and Jorge Luis Lopez. Olga Guilarte is the special event chair. The event will honor the late Michael S. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., developer of Harvey, a cardiopulmonary patient simulator used at nearly 700 medical centers around the world; and his widow, Mrs. Lynda Gordon, with the Charles Bebe Rebozo Humanitarian Award. Tickets are $500. Gala sponsorships starting at $5,000 and underwriting opportunities starting at $1,000 are available.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-446-9910 ext. 30 (Anneleise Sanchez)


Kristi House's DISCO BALL

Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Kristi House's 2017 annual fundraising dinner and auction's DISCO BALL, United for the Children will be held at Four Seasons Hotel Miami. Presented by Marin, Eljaiek, Lopez & Martinez, P.L. law firm, the evening will salute the 1970s era with a blast of nostalgia. The night will feature great cuisine from Four Seasons, with fine wine paired with each course. The guest list is limited to 325 guests for a more intimate setting with top-notch service by sommeliers and waiters. Four Seasons and Republic National Distributing Company have been partners and underwriters of this event for more than 10 years. Tickets are $500, and tables of ten are $5,000.

Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami


17th Annual Gus Machado Golf Classic

Monday, November 13 beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The 17th Annual Gus Machado Golf Classic, a benefit for the American Cancer Society, offers a great day on the links at Indian Creek Country Club with friends and supporters of the organization. Registration runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon with a lunch buffet in the Members Lounge from 11 to noon. The tournament begins at 12:30 with a shotgun start. Following a great afternoon of golf, there will be a Cocktail Reception and Awards Dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Player fees are $1,500 for individual golfers and $5,000 for a foursome.

Indian Creek Country Club
Indian Creek Island Road, Miami
305-779-2879 (Marisol Garcia)


29th Annual Festival of Chefs

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

James Beard Foundation and The Pubbelly Groups Award-winning Founding Partner and Chef, Jose Mendin, will lead an exquisite evening of culinary adventure at the 29th Annual Festival of Chefs. The annual event pays tribute to South Florida's culinary scene with an evening of featured signature dishes, wine & spirit tastings, silent auction and entertainment, all to benefit the Easterseals South Florida Culinary Arts High School. Easterseals culinary students will showcase their abilities with a signature dish and incredible hospitality. Chef Mendin will be joined by a stellar lineup of chefs from more than 25 of the areas most prominent restaurants. Tickets are $125 & $150.

Rusty Pelican
Grand Ballroom
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne
305-547-4765 (Marta Quintana)


2017 Give Miami Day

Thursday, November 16

The Miami Foundation looks forward to surpassing previous fundraising records during 2017 Give Miami Day. The Miami Foundation's 2016 Give Miami Day set a new fundraising record, solidifying it as one of the most active 24-hour charitable giving events in the U.S. Now in its sixth year, the event held annually on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, has raised more than $25.6 million for local organizations in every nonprofit sector, from arts to housing to science and technology.

Various Locations


2017 Women of Distinction and Caring Luncheon

Thursday, November 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Plaza Health Network Foundation's 8th Annual Woman of Distinction & Caring Luncheon will begin with a champagne reception and silent auction. Included in the auction are a week's stay at a Jamaican Resort, as well as a private tour of the Capitol Building with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, one of the 2017 honorees. Joining Ileana are Terry Buoniconti, Dorothy Jenkins Fields, Shelley Nicely Groff, Ana VeigaMilton, Terri Shikany and Dr. Grace Wang. Diana Gonzalez, Director of Communications at City of Miami and 2008 Woman of Distinction & Caring, will emcee the program. Tickets start at $150 per person.

Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
305-297-6863 (Ilene Zweig)


2017 Guardians of the Children Luncheon & Fashion Show

Friday, November 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The 19th Annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon benefits the patients and families who depend on Holtz Children's Hospital for the exemplary care it provides. This year Vivian Adrian, Mari Grimalt and Angela Andrade will serve as Luncheon Co-Chairs. Also, Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland will present their Resort 2018 Collections during a spectacular runway fashion show. The Guardians of the Children Luncheon is organized annually by Jackson Health Foundation's Guardian Angels, a dynamic group dedicated to raising philanthropic support and awareness to enhance pediatric care programs at Holtz Children's Hospital. Tickets are $200 and tables of ten begin at $2,000.

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


Mariners Hospital 5K Walk/Run & 10K Run

Saturday, November 18 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

The Mariners Hospital 5K Walk/Run & 10K Run is hosted by the Baptist Health South Florida Foundation. The 5K Walk Run will begin at Coral Shores High School, MM 90, and end at Treasure Village Montessori School, MM 86.9. The 10K Run will begin and end at Treasure Village Montessori School. Proceeds from the race benefit Mariners Hospital Center for Excellence in Nursing. Course certified by SMRC. Chip timing by Theme Runs. Cost ranges from $20 to $40.

Treasure Village Montessori
86731 Overseas Hwy
MM 86.7, Islamorada
305-434-1026 (Jamie Nieldbaski)


Vizcaya 61st Annual Ball

Saturday, November 18 from 7 p.m. to midnight

Vizcaya 61st Annual Ball's theme will be "A Night of a Thousand Stars." All proceeds support the preservation and protection of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Individual tickets are $750 and $1,000 or $10,000 for a table of 10.

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


65th Annual Beaux Arts Ball

Saturday, November 18 at 7 p.m.

The 65th Annual Beaux Arts Ball will awe their guests with the theme of the gala "The Greatest Show on Earth." The Beaux Arts' Ball holds the distinction of being the longest-running costume ball in South Florida. The creativity of costumes makes each year a unique experience. All proceeds generated by the Beaux Arts Ball support the Lowe Art Museum of the University of Miami. Sponsorship opportunities available.

Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove
3300 S.W. 27th Avenue, Coconut Grove