‘Art by the Sea’
The historic Virginia Key Beach, will be the site of "Art by the Sea" on March 9.
Presented by The Big Blue and You Inc., the family event will celebrate art and the ocean. Those attending the show are asked to bring a can of beans, peas or corn to donate to "Joshua’s Heart," an organization that feeds the hungry.
Lighthouse Dog Walk
The Sixth Annual Miami Lighthouse Dog Walk will take place from 9 a.m. to noon today at the Shops at Midtown Miami, 3401 N. Miami Ave. The annual "Walk, Waggle and Stroll Dog Walk" is dedicated to raising awareness for guide dogs and service dogs of all kinds. The walk will include dog guides, other service animals and regular pet companions on a walk to pledge support for Miami Lighthouse for the blind and Visually Impaired.
The event will be hosted by Miami Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman, Public Defender Carlos Martinez and CBS 4 morning anchor Rhiannon Ally. Chief Meteorologist David Bernard will be the Master of Ceremonies. On-site registration is $25 and includes a Britto "Azul" dog walk T-shirt and doggy bandana. The fee is waived for visually impaired walkers.
This year’s grand prize winner for most participant pledges collected will receive two tickets to a meet and greet event with Cesar Millan "The Dog Whisperer" at the Fillmore. Call Cameron Ehren Sisser at 786-362-7515 or 305-479-7338, for more information.
Historic preservationist to speak
The New Neighbors Club of South Dade will present Becky Roper Matkov, CEO, Dade Heritage Trust as the guest speaker at its monthly luncheon meeting on March 13 at the Coral Gables Country Club, 997 N. Greenway Dr.
She will speak on "Dade Heritage Days — Celebrating Miami’s Cultural and Environmental Heritage," an eight-week-long celebration, with over 100 different events which the trust has sponsored for the past 27 years.
Roper-Matkov is the founding editor of Preservation Today Magazine, co-author of Florida’s Historic Restaurants and the editor of the book, Miami’s Historic Neighborhoods. She currently is a member of the International Women’s Forum and serves on the boards of the Stiltsville Trust, the Prologue Society and Art in Public Places.
Social time starts at 11 a.m.. followed by the luncheon and program at noon. The cost is $25 per person and reservations are required. If you go, please make your reservations by Tuesday by calling Rita Casagrande at 305-595-0213 or send her an email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cinematographer to speak at luncheon
Elam Stoltzfus, a cinematographer and producer who, for nearly 30 years, has specialized in telling stories of Florida’s natural heritage, will be the guest speaker at the Bea Peskoe Lunchtime Lecture Series at noon Monday at Miami Dade College Homestead Campus in the Aviation building, Room F222. The campus is at 500 College Terr.
Raised on a family farm in rural Pennsylvania, Stoltzfus has always had a love of the American outdoors. A graduate of Florida State University he has narrowed his focus to Florida’s unique landscapes and people.
In 2012, he was part of a team that traveled 1,000 miles from the Everglades to Okefenokee Swamp in 100 days. The experience will be featured in a documentary that will be distributed by Public Television later this year.
A simple lunch is available at 11:30 a.m. for $10 by reservation. Call Barbara Millenbruch at 305-230-9185 to reserve a lunch.
Congresswoman to speak at sorority event
U.S. Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, will be the special guest at a luncheon celebrating Founders’ Day of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at 2 p.m. March 10, at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel, 1611 N. Bayshore Dr. in Downtown Miami.
Hosted by the Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter, the public celebration will salute the sorority’s legacy of service and sisterhood that spans more than a century. Wilson, a former president of the chapter, and whose district spans parts of Miami-Dade and Broward counties, will be the keynote speaker. She also served as the sorority’s International Regional Director.
Tickets are $50 each. For tickets and more information email email@example.com
Fundraiser to help babies in Congo
The community is invited to the world launch of Project Motherhood is a Blessing to be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mokai, 235 23rd St. in Miami Beach. The project is geared to reducing maternal and infant mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The program will feature a complimentary open bar and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and entertainment by Sounds by DJ Irie.
A suggested minimum donation of $100 is requested.
For more information, go to www.footprints-foundation.org.