Iran Issa-Khan Book Signing at the Webster 

On Thursday, April 19, join the Webster boutique for a celebratory event in honor of famed photographer and artist Iran Issa-Khan. Issa-Khan will be signing her first book entitled Photographs on the Second Floor Salon from 7 to 9 p.m. There are a limited number of books with a special print available for purchase. Grey Goose vodka is providing the cocktails and catering will be provided by the talented Michelle Areces of Petit Pois.  RSVP to iran@thewebster.com

 

 

Color A Cause 

The Color Queen, Joey Mugica, is proud to announce the first ever COLOR A CAUSE, on Thursday, April 19. The event will take place at Pearl, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The originally inspired images will feature and honor some of Miami’s most dynamic and renowned women, including successful philanthropists, businesswomen, journalists, socialites, reality stars, artists, designers and entertainers. COLOR A CAUSE will benefit Dress for Success Miami, which provides professional attire for economically disadvantaged men and women. There is a suggested minimum $20 entry ticket payable at the door during the night of the event. Miami’s diva extraordinaire, Ms. Elaine Lancaster, will provide the evening’s entertainment. To prepare the ladies for this momentous occasion, Tim Quinn, International Celebrity Face Designer for Giorgio Armani Cosmetics and his team will be available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour from 12 to 5 p.m., to create that special Color Look for the evening;  honorees and guests will be gifted a $25 gift card available at the counter. 10% of the day sales from the Gift Card will benefit Dress For Success Miami.  RSVP to rsvp@coloracause.com

 

Young Patrons Happy Hour – 2nd Annual Great Energy Challenge 

On Thursday, April 19, The Young Patrons challenge you to an energy happy hour. Join the YP’s for networking and interactive challenges to see who the greenest young professionals in Miami are. Food trucks will be at the event catering to the crowd, 21 and older. A $15 entry fee will charged for admission and will include open bar and entrance to the museum. For more information, contact Adriana Oliva at 305-646-4248 or aoliva@miamisci.org. 

 

 

 

2012 American Cancer Society Gala

The 2012 American Cancer Society Gala will take place on Saturday, April 21, at the elegant InterContinental Miami. About 500 influential leaders of Miami’s social and corporate communities will gather for a night of elegance, exquisite food, breathtaking décor, and live entertainment. The cocktail reception and silent auction will start at 7:00 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing at 8:30 p.m. Chairpersons for this year’s black-tie fundraiser are Lourdes and Felipe Valls and Co-Chairs are Madeline and Pedro Munilla. Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs. The silent auction will feature items such as airline tickets, jewelry, golf packages, sports collector’s items, spa packages, and couture fashion. During the live auction, guests will be challenged to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Reaching Out to Cancer Kids (R.O.C.K.) Programs. Every year, the gala presents a testimonial showcasing R.O.C.K. Programs. For more information contact Carmen Piles, Gala Manager, at 305-779-2861 or carmen.piles@cancer.org

 

Earth Day Activities  

Miami Science Museum 

On Saturday, April 21 beginning at 12 p.m. the Miami Science Museum is encouraging members of the community to take its “Great Energy Challenge” and celebrate Mother Earth this Earth Day weekend. At the 2nd Annual Great Energy Challenge, members of the community will form teams to spin, dance, yo-yo, read and scavenge their way around the Museum’s Energy Tracker exhibit, as well as create a “green” structure out of the Museum’s recycled junk. The top two teams will then face off in an Environmental Jeopardy Brain Challenge, which will decide the Green Champion! Members of the first place team will take home Nokia C5-03 Smartphones.  Members of the community can gather up family and friends to form a team. Also, community teams (including teams of middle, high school & college students, community organizations and non-profits) and corporate teams can participate. Four people per team, ages 8 and up. Team registration begins at 11 a.m. on the day of the event. Event sponsorship opportunities are available at www.miamisci.org. For sponsorship opportunities, visit www.miamisci.org. For more information about the event and to see if your team qualifies, contact Adriana Oliva 305-646-4248 or aoliva@miamisci.org.

 

Earth Day at Fairchild 

On Monday, April 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden will be celebrating Earth Day granting free admission to the public. Enjoy 83 acres of tropical paradise right in your own backyard! This is the perfect opportunity to walk Fairchild’s grounds, have a family picnic, admire the monumental sculptures of Will Ryman and Dale Chihuly or simply sit on a bench and read your favorite book. In addition to free admission, guests can take advantage of the following special offers on April 23: walking and tram tours, 50% membership for new members only, and 10% off for membership renewals and rejoining members. 

 

Kickoff the Great American Bake Sale

To kickoff this year’s Great American Bake Sale and Taste of the Nation, local chefs from around Miami and Fort Lauderdale including Allen Susser, Paula Da Silva from 1500 Degrees, Andre Bienvenu of Joe’s Stone Crab, and Clay Conley of Buccan are getting together to fill boxes with food for the hungry at Feeding South Florida from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 23. Several food trucks will also be in attendance to serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to volunteer alongside these chefs. To RSVP, email jbalhon@strength.org.

 

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