GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club’s Karaoke Night on August 19 raised funds for Operation Smile. While the event made more than $500, another supplemental pledge from club member Aminta Konawicz will bring the number up to cover the cost of three surgeries.
That means three more children with clef palates will get a winning smile. Organizing the event was the Club’s International Affairs Chair Mayra Dominguez who called on member Mireya Kilmon and her husband, Steve, for the Karaoke sound system for the evening with Steven as DJ. Members, whose ages run from 21 to 93, all enjoyed an evening a laughter, pot luck food, and good times for a worthy cause.
By the way, if you are looking for a great deal for a wedding or special celebration, check out the package being offered for a limited time at Coral Gables Woman’s Club’s historic clubhouse.
Catering by Teresita Cook has an all inclusive package for a first class event at a budget price of $50 to $60 per person. For more information, call 305- 608-5239.
Shake-A-Leg Miami (SALM), a community- based aquatic activities center serving able bodied individuals as well as those with physical, developmental, and economic challenges, has partnered with Professional BoatBuilder magazine, a trade publication for the boat building industry, on a new initiative, the “Ship Shape Project.” This project will fast track an upgrade for SALM’s Coconut Grove facility, including the fleet of boats in its community sailing program. Harry Horgan, CEO and Cofounder of SALM, needs volunteers, including marine industry professionals, as well as local supporters for immediate hands-on tasks including boat maintenance, safety, and basic repair.
One volunteer, Doug Kraft, has already taken on the role of manager for the facility and grounds, starting with a complete refurbishing of SALM’s boatshop area, with materials and support provided by Ken Batchelor and CMC Construction. For more information about the Shake-A-Leg Miami “Ship Shape” challenge, contact Barbara Jean Walsh at 561-922-7220 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Rotary Day at Land Shark Stadium is scheduled for November 15, 1 p.m. Rotarians and their guests may join the fun as the Miami Dolphins play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rotarians are planning a tailgate party for $15 per person starting at 10:30 am catered by Char-Hut. To purchase tickets, go online to their website at or contact Thomas Eugene at 305-626-7296 or <
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University is presenting an evening at the first Target Wednesday After Hours event this fall. The affair will celebrate the opening of Geoffrey Olsen’s show Miami Paintings along with a performance by the Isadora Duncan dance ensemble and the opening of Poet’s Room. Teorema. Join the crowd on Wednesday, September 2, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Until next week, keep making each day count.
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