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April 2014

13th Comcast Cares Day in partnership with Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade

April 26 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade is partnered with Comcast for the 13th Comcast Cares Day, the company’s signature day of service and the largest single-day corporate volunteer effort. Local Comcast employees and their family and friends will work alongside community volunteers to rehab homes in the West Perrine neighborhood that are badly in need of repairs. Many of the home owners are elderly, disabled or veterans living on less than $20,000 a year. Projects will include painting, repairs and landscaping. The public…

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Grant Writing Workshop from Good to Great!

April 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Christ Journey Church,
624 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States

his workshop will bring together professionals in the field of grants, including grantees, grantors, and so many other professionals who focus on helping people and agencies in need of more funding to do something positive, greater projects, capacity building, networking/partnership building, and those who are beginning a new non-profit organization. You will experience a high-energy training that will be full of amazing tools, real-life applicable examples, and experiences that will make you a strong grant writer. You should NOT have…

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Free with zoo admission

Party for the Planet for Earth Day

April 26 @ 10:00 am - April 27 @ 4:00 pm
Zoo Miami,
12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177 United States
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Zoo Miami’s Earth Day celebration – Party for the Planet – will be held Saturday and Sunday April 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Tropical Flowering Tree Society will be hosting its annual plant show and sale. There will also be fun “green” activities and entertainment for the entire family as well as animal enrichment with recycled items and/or natural materials like newspapers, cardboard tubes, bamboo, old tires, fire hoses, and more. During Party for the…

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Beyond the Net Challenge Kickoff

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Kendall Soccer Park

Event Description: • Food trucks (free food for the first 500 people) • 2014 FIFA Panini World Cup Sticker Exchange – FREE Albums • Prizes/cash giveaways • Soccer challenges/games • Soccer personalities • Y100 live remote (Froggy onsite) • DJ/live music   Brazil’s favorite soft drink – is bringing its energy, and its love for soccer here – to get South Floridians to play along in the Guarana Beyond The Net Challenge photo contest for a chance to meet soccer…

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1st annual Bark Brunch with celebrity guest host and former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Dana Wilkey

April 26 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Standard

The Animal Welfare Society of South Florida and celebrity guest host former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Dana Wilkey cordially invite you & your canines to attend the 1st annual Bark Brunch. Serving a scrumptious buffet brunch, bottomless mimosas & bloody marys! At the event, you can take photos with your pooch at our Smooch-a-Pooch Booth, show off your pooch in our Best Trick Contest, and take part in our fabulous raffles to receive prizes and more! Where:…

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YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Village of Allapattah YMCA Family Center

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® is a free community event to get kids moving and learning and families living healthier. It is the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of families, featuring fun active play and educational activities to help kids be healthy and reach their full potential. Activities include Raffles & Give-a-ways, arts & Crafts, Family tug-of-war, Family relay races and games, face painting, bounce house, and more.

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Junior Orange Bowl 2014-2015 Royal Court Search Broward Preliminary

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Christian Worship Outreach Center,
3138 South University Drive, Miramar, FL United States
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The search for the four exceptional young ladies to fill the crowns of Junior Orange Bowl Queen, Princesses, and Little Sister has begun. Preliminary competitions will be held throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties and are open to girls ages 10-14. The Broward Preliminary will be held on Saturday, April 26 with the registration deadline being on Wednesday, April 23. You can register online at http://juniororangebowl.org/2014/03/05/2014-royal-court-preliminaries/

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April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Conrad Miami,
1395 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131 United States

Hosted by Conrad Miami, the gala, in addition to bringing awareness to local hunger issues, honors participants of the Hunger Games, Feeding South Florida’s series of competitive events between corporations, which launched in January. Cost: $100 GA (Cocktail Party and Awards Banquet) $225 VIP (Includes Cocktail Reception, Awards Banquet, VIP After-Party, Gift Bag and Valet Parking) $50 After Party Admission

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Opening Reception for Artist Brian Stephens, April 26th

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sirona Fine Art,
600 Silks Run, #1240, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 United States

Sirona Fine Art welcomes Artist, Brian Stephens for his first show in South Florida. A distinctive painter with a quiet, gentle and searching presence, Brian Keith Stephens works celebrate the innocence of the child within while documenting the passions and conflicts we grow into. Over the past 15 years the prolific Stephens has exhibited in Denmark, France, Germany and across the US to wide acclaim.

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First Opera at the Venetian Pool in 1926 with a Cost of $1 Million

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
venetian pool

April is National Landscape Architecture Month…just in time for the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables’ spring event at the Venetian Pool. HPACG, a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to promote the understanding and importance of historic resources and their preservation, is hosting a spring fundraiser on Saturday April 26th at the historically-designated landmark— Venetian Pool— included in the National Register of Historic Places. The Venetian Pool was opened in 1924 as the “Venetian Casino,” which was part of the…

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Kentucky Derby Casino Night

April 26 @ 6:30 pm
Courtyard Marriott, Coral Gables ,
2051 LeJeune Rd., Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States

The Rotary Club of Coral Gables presents the “Hats, Bow Ties & Horseplay” Kentucky Derby Casino Night on Sat., April 26, 2014, to benefit NPH USA, in Haiti. 6:30 p.m. Mint Julep Cocktail party, 7:30 – 9 p.m. buffet dinner served, 830 p.m. Casino opens, DJ, dancing and entertainment.

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Communities in Schools of Miami Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Charity Gala to Benefit Youth

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Epic Hotel

Every nine seconds of each school day, a young person drops out of high school in the U.S., and nearly one-third fail to graduate on time. For the past 25 years, Communities In Schools of Miami (CIS of Miami) has been a driving force in collaborating with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to improve educational outcomes by providing free programs and tools to keep students in class and on track toward graduation. CIS of Miami’s largest fundraiser is their annual gala,…

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Miami Grands – Presented by Miami Piano Circle and Barry University

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Broad Auditorium at Barry University,
11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33161 United States

Presented by the Miami Piano Circle and Barry University, ten world-renowned pianists and Barry University professors will take the stage and simultaneously play on ten grand pianos. An original concert piece, composed by Michael Torke and inspired by Miami will feature an arrangement of movements that will highlight the “Magic City’s” diverse landscapes, culture, and people. Georgi Danchev will conduct pianists Mia Vassilev, Kristin Camacho, Dionisio Camacho, Jamila Tekalli, Stepan Rudenko, Alan Ngim, Daniel Manoiu, Asiya Korepanova, as well as…

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Miami NEDA Walk

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Peacock Park,
2820 McFarlane Rd, Coconut Grove, FL 33133 United States

National Eating Disorders Association is proud to announce its first walk in Miami, FL on Sunday, April 27th in Coconut Grove! The walk will raise awareness and education for eating disorders within the community as well as provide funds to NEDA programs. All ages and members of the community are encouraged to come and participate!

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