Hunger Games Release Party

Join Blockbuster Video on Thursday, August 17, for the Hunger Games DVD Release party from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. Celebrate like a tribute and enjoy different activities fit for District 12 fans.











Dance Till You Drop with the Guardian Angels of Holtz Children’s Hospital  

To help raise money for Guardian Angels of Holtz Children’s Hospital and Art Studio Miami, and burn some calories while doing it, Body & Soul, the recently renovated world-class fitness facility in Coral Gables, invites members of the community to shimmy and waltz their hearts out at the first annual Dance Till You Drop event on Friday, August 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. The 10,000 square foot gym, with its two large dance studios fully outfitted with nightclub-style lighting and a disco ball, has all the amenities to ensure participants are constantly on their feet and shaking their hips throughout the entire 8-hour event. If the environment itself is not enough, local-favorite DJ Rascal will be spinning live and Body & Soul’s beloved dance instructors will be on-hand to keep up the energy. Aside from the four 15-minute breaks granted throughout the evening, participants must be standing and moving their feet to the music to be considered dancing. Complimentary food, refreshments, including Red Bull, and cocktails by Zignum Mezcal and Voli light vodkas as well as Heineken beer will be available for the duration of the event. Spectators who pay the $35 will have access to unlimited drinks, can dance if/when they want to and are welcome to simply enjoy the scene and support the dancers – all for a great cause; for more information or to register contact 305-441-BFIT. Once registered, individuals will receive pledge forms to assist one’s efforts in recruiting sponsors to donate dollars for every hour danced.




Go Over the Edge at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami  

The JW Marriott Marquis Miami and the Miami Children’s Initiative invite you to go “Over the Edge,” to rappel 19 stories from the JW Marriott Marquis’ pool deck as part of a fund-raising event to benefit impoverished children and families in Liberty City. The signature event will mark the first time that Over the Edge—an interactive fundraiser that’s garnered attention across the country—comes to Miami. The two-day rappelling event will give 125 participants the chance to push their limits and experience something they will never forget, all while supporting a cause that’s aimed at improving the lives of children and families in need. The event will begin on August 17with a VIP reception alongside rapper T-Pain. The following day, participants will rappel 200 meters from the JW Marriott Marquis. This two-day rappelling event is limited to 125 participants who will scale 200 meters from the beautiful all-glass JW Marriot Marquis Miami, while overlooking the bay and the city’s skyscrapers.For more information, contact Cecilia Gutierrez-Abety at 954-376-0036/ or Luisana Cavallo at 305-301-4184/




Wounded Warrior Poker Run to Benefit the Deptherapy Foundation

The 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Poker Run benefiting the Deptherapy Foundation, a unique scuba dive rehabilitation program, will be held on Sunday, August 19 in Key Largo,(45 minutes from Miami) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PADI, the world’s largest diver training organization, is sponsoring the Poker Run to support the practice of dive therapy as a method of rehabilitation for wounded and paralyzed veterans, many of whom have experienced significant recovery through the positive emotional and physical effects of diving. This motorcycle run will begin at Alabama Jack’s, located at 58000 Card Sound Road in Key Largo. At each stop, cyclists will receive a playing card. Additional stops along the ride include Buzzard’s Roost, the Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle, and the Snapper’s Turtle Club. The ride will end at Gilbert’s for the last hand drawn, awards and music. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, as well as worst hand drawn. For participants coming from out of town, the Bayside Inn at mile marker 100 is offering an unheard of rate of $89.00 + tax per night for the weekend of the Poker Run. Call 305-451-4450 and mention the Poker Run to receive the discounted rate. The price of participation is $20 for 3 poker hands, and $5 for each additional hand. Participants are asked to download the registration form and bring it to the starting point at Alabama Jack’s on Sunday August 19th.  Visit: to download a registration form. For sponsorships or additional information, please contact Jeannine Cook at 305-451-0601 x1204 or via email For more information about PADI and Deptherapy, please visit and


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