June Social-lite Guide

 

June is a big month for socialites. Find out where they will be rubbing elbows and donating their expendable income.

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By Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

Shop For Dad and Help the Kids

The Village of Merrick Park invites you to experience the ultimate Father’s Day shopping event on June 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. Shoppers will indulge in complimentary Mediterranean light bites and sushi provided by SAWA Restaurant & Lounge, along with cocktails and treats served at various stores throughout the center in addition to discounts and incentives on purchases from select stores throughout the night. Shoppers can enter to win fabulous raffle prizes from their favorite stores like Furla, Lacoste, Emilio Robba, Canali, Elemis Spa and Yard House, among many others. Tickets may be purchased online for $15 or on-site for $20.  Proceeds will benefit The Oscar Project, Voices for Children and University of Miami Pediatric Center; buyers will be able to allocate donations to their charity of choice.

Dominos-A-Go-Go!

The American Red Cross is teaming up with Havana Coffee Company on June 12 to determine who has the ultimate Dominos bragging rights in Broward County. The 2nd Annual Dominos Tournament and Mojito Party will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Havana Coffee Company in Davie and will be celebration of Cuban culture featuring an authentic Mojito bar, delicious Cuban cuisine, live Latin music, a cigar roller and, of course, the staccato clacks of Dominos fichas.  The cost to enter is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Cheer on your favorite team for just $15 in advance/$20 at the door. To buy tickets in advance or for more information, call 954.797.3816.

Dancing, Dominos and Celebs

Amigos for Kids presents its highly-anticipated annual fundraiser, the ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night on Saturday, June 19 at 8 p.m. at Jungle Island.  Expect a buzzing domino club, live entertainment, dinner-by-the-bite by Miami’s most prominent chefs and restaurants, open bar courtesy of Bacardi U.S.A., and a stellar silent auction featuring Cuban art, sports memorabilia and much more.  One more thing:  be sure to wear comfortable shoes- the dancing goes all night at this party!  Tickets cost $150 in advance and $175 at the door. Domino tables for four are priced at $1,000 each. Proceeds from tickets and domino tables will benefit Amigos For Kids™. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call Amigos For Kids™ at 305-279-1155 or visit www.amigosforkids.org.  For a recap of last year’s Celebrity Domino Night, click here


Helping kids living with cancer

On Thursday June 17th Jeff Berardelli, weatherman from CBS4, is hosting a fundraiser on behalf of The Children's Cancer Caring Center (CCCC). The event will be at Bar 721 (721 Lincoln Lane) just off of Lincoln Road on South Beach from 6-10 p.m. A $20 donation includes open bar courtesy of Finlandia vodka and food courtesy of Tacontento. All proceeds go to benefit the CCCC, a south Florida children's cancer charity celebrating 45 years. For more information on the charity please visit ChildrensCancerCaringCenter.com.

 

International Wine Challenge

The 6th Annual Florida International Wine Challenge uncorks with an unlimited sampling of more than 400 world-class wines from 15 countries on Thursday, June 24 and Friday, June 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Palms Hotel & Spa. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and the Melanie Finley Ovarian Cancer Foundation.  Enter code WINEDINE for discounted $50 tickets at www.fiwc.net or call 866.998.VINO for more information.

DJ Irie Does it Again

The 6th Annual Irie Weekend takes over South Beach on June 25, featuring an action-packed weekend which kicks off with a private welcome reception followed by a bash at LIV at 11 p.m. on Friday night.  Irie will be spinning his irresistible sounds at the club.  The star-studded celebrity golf tournament takes place at the Miami Beach Golf Course on Saturday. Proceeds raised throughout the weekend will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami.  For more information, visit www.irieweekend.com. To RSVP for LIV, call 305.674. 4680. See who participated last year by clicking here.

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