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Sunday, May 3 at 11:30 a.m.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is will host its 4th Annual Claws for Kids, a fundraising brunch featuring delicious stone crabs and other signature Joe’s cuisine without the wait. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception at 11:30 a.m., followed by brunch at 12:30 p.m. All event proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s newly renovated South Beach location. At the event THE COLLECTION, a long-standing supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, will receive the “From the Heart Award,” an honor presented to an individual, family or organization that has shown overwhelming support and constant dedication to the children of the community and beyond. Opening exclusively for this brunch, Joe's will serve the food it is famous for: stone crabs, coleslaw, hash brown potatoes, creamed spinach and Key Lime pie. Don't eat stone crabs? Don't worry - main course options will be available. Also on the program for entertainment will be Frank Sinatra impersonator Jeff Grainger of Sinatra Sounds Entertainment. Co-chairs are Judy Kramer and Ruth Jimenez. Underwriting and sponsorships are available with table sponsorships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. Individual tickets are $250.

Joe’s Stone Crab
11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
305-446-9910, Ext.30 (Kati Foley for Information)

Thursday, May 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Shop, socialize, indulge and spend an evening with Elysze Held, celebrity stylist, in Dadeland Mall's Fashion Wing. Elysze will present "What Makes a Miami IT Girl," featuring Miami’s fashion bloggers: Maria Tettemanti, The Wordy Girl; Ginger Harris, Electric Blogarella; and Erin Michelle Newberg, MsErinsita. Enjoy a preview of gift ideas for Mother's Day, shopping specials and a silent auction to benefit The Women’s Fund. Click for more details about Dadeland Mall Indulge.

Dadeland Mall - Fashion Wing
7535 N Kendall Drive, Miami

Saturday, May 9 from 6 to 11 p.m.

The American Heart Association's annual Broward Heart Ball is a prestigious black-tie gala that celebrates the organization’s mission under the leadership of Mr. Jonathan DeLuca, this's year's campaign. American Heart Association's one million dollar fundraising goal will be the beneficiary of all proceeds from the gala. Attending will be leaders in the community in the social, medical and business fields across South Florida. In partnership with the Executive Leadership Cabinet and 2015 sponsors, including Legacy Sponsors One Beat CPR, the Mariano Foundation, Patriot National Inc. and Open Your Heart Sponsor The Florida Panthers Hockey Club, the American Heart Association will continue the fight against heart-and stroke-related illnesses. Pictured: Last year's Chair Gerry Litrento, Senior Executive Vice President at Bank United.

Ritz Carlton in Fort Lauderdale
1 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale
954-364-5083 Lauren Simone

Saturday, May 9 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The 2015 Fort Lauderdale Man & Woman of the Year will be crowned at the Journey of Hope Grand Finale Gala by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. They will be named winners based on their success in generating funds during a ten-week campaign to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Candidates are supporting blood cancer research as they vie for the title in honor of two pre-teens who have been named as 2015 Boy and Girl of the Year. Be part of the excitement as two of the eight Champions of Hope are selected as 2015 Fort Laudeedale Man and Woman of the Year at this black-tie affair. Emceed by Vivian Gonzalez, morning meteorologist at WSVN-Channel 7, guests will enjoy a gala evening of dining with entertainment from the Gypsy Lane Band. Tickets are $300 each, with tables of 10 available at $2,750. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its cancer-fighting initiatives.

Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
321 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale

Saturday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m.

The 5th Annual “The Auction – The Finest in Wine, Travel & Lifestyle Items, an Evening in Support of Camillus House, will raise funds to support the Camillus House mission to help individuals and families who are poor and homeless in South Florida. The annual event is supported by South Florida’s most generous and prominent philanthropists. Themed "Diamonds & Denim,” this special evening will feature a champagne and caviar reception followed by a gourmet dinner prepared by James Beard Award winner, Chef Michelle Bernstein. Dave Barry will amusingly entertain guests. There will also be a large diverse silent auction, along with a live auction to raise additional funds for Camillus House. Tickets are $1,000 per person, and Founding Trustee Sponsorships are available for $10,000.

The Coral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables
305‐374‐1065, Ext. 331 (Marcy Belfi)

Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m.

Tropical Nights 2015 will bring together more than 500 friends and supporters of UM-NSU CARD for an evening of fine dining, silent and live auctions, dancing to the sounds of Michael Marino a/k/a DJ 1 Tre and a performance by Reid Soria of Autism Sings. During the evening, Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, will be honored with the CARD Community Leadership Award, and School Board Member Raquel Regalado will receive the Cruz-Whitehurst Advocacy Award. Under their leadership, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools have implemented a comprehensive program serving children with autism in the district. This year’s chairs are Brett Feinstein of Stratton & Feinstein, P.A., and his wife Jennifer. Tickets are $250 p/p, and all proceeds will directly benefit CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) families and the professionals who work with them in the South Florida autism community. Sponsorship opportunities from $1,500 to $25,000 are also available.

InterContinental Miami Hotel
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
305-284-5269 (Michelle Costa)

Saturday, May 16 from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

The American Heart Association will hold its annual Miami Heart Ball, a prestigious black-tie gala that celebrates the organization’s mission and success in “building healthier lives. With a fundraising goal of one million dollars, American Heart Association's mission will be top priority among key community influencers in the social, medical, and business fields across South Florida. Chairing this year’s campaign is Dr. Pascal Goldschmidt, CEO of UHealth. In partnership with the Executive Leadership Cabinet and 2015 sponsors of the Miami Heart Ball, the American Heart Association can continue the fight against heart-and stroke-related illnesses. Legacy sponsors include Shoma Group and Miguel “Mike” B. Fernandez and Family. Honorees of the evening are Maria L. Shojaee and Paul and Swanee DiMare.

Four Seasons Miami
1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami
954-364-5083 Jamie Diptee-Bay

Saturday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m.

The 13th Annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala promises to be another amazing fundraising experience that will bring together a large mix of celebrities, professionals, philanthropists and prominent members of the community. They will all walk the red carpet in support of the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Gala guests will enjoy a wonderful event as popular television personality Don Francisco is honored. In previous years, St. Jude gala attendees have not only enjoyed a wonderful event, but also entertainment by some of the most recognized Latin singers in honor of the children of St. Jude. The gala has also honored some of the most recognized and celebrated artists in Latin music and entertainment for their humanitarian work, such as Romero Britto, Juanes, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Tommy and Thalia Mottola, Chef Adrianne Calvo and Coach Don Shula. This year's gala will offer guests an equally spectacular experience! Tables of 10 are $4,000 and $5,000. Sponsorship opportunities are available ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. For more information at the FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala, contact Carolina Masri.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-265-1371 (Carolina Masri)

Saturday, May 16 at 7 p.m.

Considered the biggest gala of the season, the 4th Annual Doctors Hospital Ball, is themed "Thunderball" and chaired by Sandra & Rodney Bell, Dr. Jose & Mirtha Davila, Elizabeth & George Kakouris, Martha & Raul Valdes-Fauli, and Olga & Nelson Lazo. Gala guests will begin the evening with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and dancing to the sounds of the Drew T Band. Proceeds from the Doctors Hospital Ball will benefit the Doctors Hospital's Youth Athletic Outreach Program. In collaboration with caring donors, the Foundation raises funds to help maintain exceptional medical care at the hospital, as well as enhance facilities, offer ongoing education to nurses, keep pace with medical technology and provide compassionate care to the community. Individual tickets to the Doctors Hospital Ball are available at $500 and $1,000. Tables are available at the $5,000 and $10,000 levels. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. Pictured: Jorge Maza, M.D. & Lipsy Maza, Mirtha and Jose Davila, M.D of Doctors Anesthesia Associates.

FIU Arena at University Park Campus
11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami
Events@BaptistHealth.net (Information)

Monday, May 18 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Celebrating 30 years of partnership, Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership and Joe’s Stone Crab will join together to host the 30th Annual Informed Families Dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant. Funds raised will support Informed Families’ statewide prevention programs and initiatives designed to help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free. Co-chairs for the dinner are longtime Informed Families donors and Joe’s event enthusiasts, Anita & Ron Shuffield and Phillis Oeters (pictured). Guests will enjoy delicious stone crabs without the wait, celebrity sightings and no boring speeches – just good times while supporting the important cause of preventing drug use and underage drinking. A pre-dinner social will begin the evening's festivities at 6:30 p.m. Celebrity Maître ‘Ds will seat guests at 7:30 p.m., where they will enjoy Joe’s signature dishes and legendary service. Corporate and individual sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are available.

Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant
11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

Thursday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WomenAde will present the 6th Annual “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” Fashion Show and Luncheon benefiting Chapman Partnership. Socialize and meet friends during the cocktail reception where you can browse a wonderful array of silent auction items and bid on your favorites. During lunch, enjoy the vintage fashions on the runway, a show produced by C. Madeleine’s and directed by Danny Santiago. And most importantly of all, celebrate the accomplishments of the outstanding women philanthropists and community leaders being honored this year. They include: Ana de Figueroa Cisneros, Nancy Hector, Lani Kahn Drody, Linda Levy Goldberg, Lilliam Machado, Jillian Posner, Trina Robinson, Alex Villoch, Allison Weiss Brady and Gigi Whitman. Pictured: Bronwyn Miller, Irene Korge, Trish Bell and Migna Sanchez-Llorens.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Downtown Miami
305-329-3066 (Faye Wright for Tickets and Information)

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