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May 2014
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HANDY’s Next Generation Field Day

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Holiday Park

HANDY’s Next Generation committee of young professionals is hosting their annual Field Day, a one-day sports/fitness experience for HANDY’s middle and high school students from underserved communities. 75-100 kids from local schools will attend the event. Groups of 5-8 students will be paired with “Team Captains” made up of HANDY’s Next Generation young professionals group and friends. There will be 2-3 “Team Captains” for each team and they will stay with the same youth for the day, participating in all…

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National Train Day!

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gold Coast Railroad Museum,
12450 SW 152nd Street, Miami, FL 33177 United States
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Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Home of Miami’s First National Historic Landmark, The Ferdinand Magellan presents… National Train Day! Come join us for food, train rides and much more! Admission is !! FREE !!

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NAACP Young Professionals Committee Presents – Be Your Own Boss: Effective Strategies for Successful Entrepreneurs Proposal

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Miami Dade College North Campus,
11380 NW 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33167 United States
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Be Your Own Boss: Effective Strategies for Successful Entrepreneurs Symposium. The purpose of this event is to engage, educate and empower participants who are interested in entrepreneurship. Today, educational institutions and students understand the benefits of not only earning a college degree, but also gaining the knowledge and skills needed to successfully start their own businesses.

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Royal Court Ball

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Biltmore Hotel ,
1200 Anastasia Ave , Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States

The Junior Orange Bowl will host its Annual Royal Court Ball on Saturday May 10 at the beautiful Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Ticket packages start at $30.00 and it will be a chance to meet Junior Orange Bowl members and our Royal court which include 1 Queen, 2 Princesses, and a Little Sister.

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Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections #19: Copyright and Art with Ted VanCleave

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Blu Moon Studio

Subject: Understanding Copyright Law for the Arts Speaker: Ted VanCleave Artist, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Image Rights Tickets $10 (pay at the door) Please pre-register at http://awc.lifeisartfest.org Hashtag #ArtWorkCon Schedule: 6:30-7:00, Registration 7:00-8:00, Seminar 8:00-9:00, Q&A Social Hour with complimentary Wine & Bites. Art/Work Connections is a monthly series of seminars presented by Life Is Art featuring business professionals speaking on a variety of topics vital to the success of working artists. This month we are covering one of the scariest…

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Early registration (before May 5): $259

2014 Early Stage Conference

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
the Reunion Resort,
7593 Gathering Drive, Kissimmee, FL 34747 United States

The Florida Venture Forum, a statewide support organization for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, is inviting company executives with private, early stage, Florida-based companies to apply to present their company pitches before a national audience of potential investors at the its Seventh Annual Early Stage Capital Conference. The conference takes place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Reunion Resort, 7593 Gathering Drive, Kissimmee, FL 34747.

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United HomeCare Announces the 2014 Claude Pepper Award Honorees for “40 Years and Beyond” Celebration set for May 15, Jungle Island

May 15 @ 5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Jungle Island,
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail , Miami, FL 33132 United States

United HomeCare® (UHC), South Florida’s leading non-profit home and community-based care organization, has announced the recipients of the 2014 Claude Pepper Awards, recognizing exceptional contributions to the welfare of elderly and disabled adults in the community. The individuals and companies will be honored during the annual dinner on May 15 at Jungle Island in Miami. The theme of this year’s event – 40 Years and Beyond – commemorates United HomeCare’s 40-year history of improving the lives of thousands of Miami-Dade…

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Emerald Night Gala

May 16 @ 8:30 pm - May 17 @ 12:30 am
Miami Airport Convention Center

Transplant Foundation will roll out the green carpet for its annual Emerald Night gala on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Miami Airport Convention Center! This high-energy, chic and sophisticated Return to Emerald City event will raise funds and awareness to support the Foundation’s critical services, and will truly be a night to remember! Guests will be entertained with an evening of music, enjoy Emerald Night hors d’oeuvres and signature drinks, and meet beloved characters as they ‘follow the yellow…

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2014 Duffels for Kids Walk

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jungle Island,
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail , Miami, FL 33132 United States
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Every day, a child in foster care transitions into another home without proper luggage. Help the Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association break the cycle! Walk with us in the Duffels for Kids Walk on May 17 at Jungle Island. Through the Duffels for Kids program, every child in foster care will receive a free duffel bag to call his or her own, even as they transition to a permanent family. This is a perfect way for you to show support…

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Chopin for All FREE Concert

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Granada Presbyterian Church,
950 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Award winning eighteen year old pianist from Charleston, Micah McLaurin is featured at the last Chopin for All concert this season. The program includes works by Chopin & Schumann

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Junior Orange Bowl 2014-2015 Royal Court Search Keys Preliminary

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coral Shores High School,
89901 Old Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070 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 are open to girls ages 10-14 and will be held throughout the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe counties. The Keys Preliminary will be held on Sunday, May 18 with the registration deadline being on Wednesday, May 14. You can register online at http://juniororangebowl.org/2014/03/05/2014-royal-court-preliminaries/

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Florida Folk Festival

May 23 @ 8:00 am - May 25 @ 9:00 pm
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

62nd ANNUAL FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ~ The Best of Florida Music, Arts & Culture ~ WHITE SPRINGS –The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park invite you to the 62nd Annual Florida Folk Festival this Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25, 2014 on the banks of the historic Suwannee River. The Festival has once again been named a “Top 20 Event” in the Southeast! With the best of Florida’s music, arts…

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Orchids in the Park – 2014

May 24 @ 10:00 am - May 25 @ 5:00 pm
Dante Fascell Park,
8600 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road), South Miami, FL 33143 United States
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MAY 24 –25 Orchids in the Park – 16th annual orchid sale by OrchidMania South Florida. Great plants, great prices, for a great cause. Beautiful orchids of all kinds – proceeds benefit the Pediatric AIDS program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Free admission. 10 am – 5 pm both days. Dante Fascell Park, 8600 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road), South Miami. For more info call 786-408-3897 or go online at www.orchidmania.org

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Homeschool Graduation at Zoo Miami for Class of 2014: May 30, 2014

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zoo Miami,
12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177 United States
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Zoo Miami and Florida Homeschool Help proudly announce the HOMESCHOOL GRADUATION FOR CLASS OF 2014. Date: May 30, 2014 Location: Zoo Miami Check-in: 6 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. Ceremony Time: 7 p.m. Price per Graduate: $99.99* Guest: $9.99 Parking is free. *Graduation price includes cap and gown, participation certificate, graduate ceremony, and one day admission to Zoo Miami for graduate student only. TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Advance reservation is required. All tickets must be purchased before March 31, 2014. For…

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