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Miami Happenings FESTIVALS, COMMUNITY & CHARITY May 13 28th Annual Informed Fa milies Dinner at Joe’s A pre-dinner social will kick-off this event at 6:30 p.m. A surprise group will lead party-goers into the dinner at 7:30 p.m., where guests will enjoy Joe’s signature dishes and legendary service, said co-chairs Ivette & John Hofmann and Neca Logan. Peggy B. Sapp, president and CEO of Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership, credits community support with enabling the organization to reach so many families across Florida. For more information, contact Kare Carbonell at 305.856.4886 or email kcarbonell@ informedfamilies.org. May 16 4th Annual Heart of Giving Celebration Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. together with Florida Supreme Court Justice co-hosts, Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince, will celebrate the success of the “Together, We Must” Campaign for Justice – Continuing the Promise. They’ll also acknowledge the South Florida community that has continued to support the organization’s efforts to ensure low-income individuals and families have advocates to speak for them and protect their rights. The 2013 Equal Justice Leadership Award Honorees are Judge Adalberto Jordan and H.T. Smith. For more information, call 305.438.2531 or email mrabinowitz@lsgmi.org. May 18 Doctor’s Hospital “Mad for Mod” Ball The evening will kick off at 7 p.m. with a reception, followed by dinner and dancing. Manny & Lory Castro’s Dance Town Miami Untouchables, of “America’s Got Talent” fame, will entertain guests. The event will feature live and silent auctions where guests will have the opportunity to bid on an array of exciting items. Proceeds from the ball will benefit Doctors Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). For more information, call the Doctors Hospital’s Foundation office at 768.467.5400, visit www.doctorshospitalball.com or email events@baptisthealth.net. May 18 11th Annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala In previous years, gala guests have not only enjoyed a wonderful event, but also entertainment by some of the most recognized Latino singers in the world who have generously donated their time in honor of the children of St. Jude. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to find cures for deadly pediatric diseases like cancer through research and treatment. For tickets and sponsorship information, call 305.265.1371 or visit www.stjude.org/miamigala.


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