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1 Adrienne Arsht Center’s Fifth Anniversary Season Gala

As the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County enters its fifth year serving South Florida, its leaders are rolling out a special fifth anniversary season that will celebrate the institution’s success as a presenter of world-class programs that reflect Miami’s diverse population, an economic engine in the city’s thriving urban core, and as a model public/private partnership that has made critical investments in important community-based initiatives. The Adrienne Arsht Center’s mission will factor prominently into a special Fifth Anniversary Season Gala event to be held on the stage of the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House on Thursday, October 28, 2010. A focal point of the gala evening will be the dedication of two newly-engraved donor walls featuring the names of hundreds of individuals, families, businesses and organizations that have supported the Center dating back to its initial planning phase. The wall’s newest additions will be names that participated in the Adrienne Arsht Center’s 2010 Donor Wall campaign, which raised more than $2 million as said by Suzanna Valdez, the center’s vice president for advancement.
Adrienne Arsht Center’s gala 786.468.2020

2 The Blacks' Annual Gala

It's no surprise we love Roy and Lea Black. Dedicated to reducing adolescent criminal behavior and supporting communities with proactive intervention programs, annually the Black's host a gala to promote lasing change by impacting the lives of vulnerable youth and families. Their February 27, 2010 gala at the Fontainebleau benefiting Consequences Charity and Haitan Relief Efforts will include performances by Kim Zolciak (think tardy for the party), Natalie Cole and Latin music sensation Jencarlos Canela. There will be an exhibition match between top heavyweight boxer "Fast Fres" Oquendo and MMA Specialist Andrew Arlovski, too.

3 The Vizcayanas Ball

Chartered in 1957, The Vizcayans was expressly created for the purpose of raising funds to aid in the maintenance and restoration of Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. Due to the harsh natural effects on the house caused by South Florida’s extremely humid and salty-air climate, ongoing and proactive restoration and preservation are of constant concern. Funds for restoration and preservation of this beautiful landmark are raised through membership, social and cultural fundraising events, such as the Vizcayanas Ball. Planned for November 20, 2010 at 7 p.m., the event will help preserve this amazing gem for generations to come.
3251 South Miami Ave., Miami 305.856.4866

4 Red Cross Ball

For over 90 years, the American Red Cross-Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter, which includes Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties, has provided relief to victims of disasters at home and abroad, taught lifesaving skills, and supported military members and their families. And in their always glamours fashion, they will host the 54th International Red Cross Ball at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach on January 29, 2011 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Catch a glimpse of the Trump's and support a good cause at this glitzy and famous event.

5 Signature Chefs & Wine Extravaganza

Event Chair Mitch Feldman, CEO of West Boca Medical Center, invites you to join him Friday, September 24, 2010 for the Fifth Annual Signature Chefs & Wine Extravaganza, 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. This decadently delicious event has the reputation of a “don’t miss” evening of gourmet food, fine wine and spirits, exciting entertainment and fabulous auction items that include marvelous dining experiences from signature chefs.
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