It must be the glowing magic of Miami’s autumn full moon that brings these sisters together each year. Siblings Lois Bonanno, Dolores Poliansky and Mary Sabanos make it their tradition to travel from New Jersey to meet up with Ana Sabanos of Cutler Bay to attend the historic Deering Estate’s fundraiser.
Two of the sisters alternate years to care for their senior dad, but they all say they wouldn’t miss it for the world.
“We enjoy the food, wine and the atmosphere under the full moon. We sample the different restaurant offerings, and then after the event we’ve gone to these restaurants. This will be our sixth year attending,” Sabanos said.
The 11th annual Wine on Harvest Moon will be held 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave. in Palmetto Bay, and will feature French-inspired fine foods, wines and art.
During the evening guests will stroll the rolling lawn and visit Charles Deering’s Stone House and Richmond Cottage. The evening also marks the preview of the estate’s fall invitational art exhibit, in partnership with the Bakehouse Arts Complex. Proceeds benefit the Deering Estate Foundation with the mission “to protect, preserve and enhance the Deering Estate at Cutler for this and future generations.”
For tickets and information call 305-235-1668, ext. 263, or visit www.deeringestate.org. Tickets are $125. Foundation members and members of the French-American Chamber of Commerce pay $100 for tickets.
MUSEO DE GALILEO SHOW
Astronomer and physics instructor Jose Orta will present a virtual tour of the fascinating Museo de Galileo in Rome, Italy where he took his Miami Dade College students for 10 days in the spring. He was invited to present a public lecture on the life of Galileo during his visit.
This free and interesting event will be hosted by the Southern Cross Astronomical Society at 8 p.m., Oct. 19 at the FIU Physics Building CP-145 lecture hall, Modesto Maidique campus, 11200 SW Eighth Street. The ASTROS regularly meet for refreshments, prizes and discussions with distinguished speakers. For more call 305-661-1375 or visit www.scas.org.
FLY KITES FOR A CURE
Hundreds of families are expected to gather from noon to 3 p.m., Nov. 3 at Tropical Park to decorate and fly kites with special messages for family members and friends. The gathering of love and hope has been held the last four years to raise awareness about lung cancer and funds for research.
The event sponsor, Lily’s Light, was founded in 2009 by Anna Plaza in memory of her mom Lily Plaza, a South Florida resident and non-smoker, who passed away from lung cancer in 2008.
The group partners with Uniting Against Lung Cancer, a national lung cancer research foundation that has awarded more than $8.5 million in research grants since 2003.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. Breathing secondhand smoke, being exposed to asbestos or radon, and family genetics can cause lung cancer.
Attendees will meet, rain or shine, at Tropical Park’s The Hill, Pavilion 10. For a donation of $25 guests will receive a kite to decorate and keep. Whole Foods will sponsor snacks.
To register, make a donation, sponsor, or learn more about Lily’s Light and Uniting Against Lung Cancer visit www.lilyslight.kintera.org or www.facebook.com/lilyslight. If you would like to volunteer send e-mail to email@example.com.