Local folks are singing and swinging (golf, that is!)

Gloria Burns

The Singing Miamians’ own Director, Gene Cokeroft, was recently inducted into the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Hall of Fame in Nashville. A well deserved honor, his leadership and amazing talent have helped keep this tradition alive in South Florida.

The Singing Miamians now call Pinecrest home and are always looking for new singers. The general public is always welcome to attend their Tuesday night sessions at Evelyn Greer Park where they are currently working on their Fall concert presentation featuring a medley of tunes from “The Music Man.”

For more coming events and information about this group go to <www.miamians.org >.

David Evensky and the team at Evensky & Katz are preparing for the firm’s 4th Annual Charitable Golf Tournament to benefit local children’s charities. Save the date of November 6, 2009, and join the fun at The Biltmore Golf Course for great event that has donated to dozens of local youth related charities since its inception. Evensky & Katz has partnered with the University of Miami for Motivated Youth, a program that educates young adults and teens on good grantmaking.

On September 12, another date to save, His House Children’s Home will hold its 2nd Annual Waves of Renewal Ladies Luncheon aboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas. This promises to be an inspiring afternoon with Jean Caceres Gonzalez as the keynote speaker. Tickets are $55 and reservations are required as space is limited. For more information, go online to www.hhch.org.or call Daniella at 305- 430-0085 Ext. 209.

As a follow up to last issues write up on Actors’ new musical comedy, Married ALIVE!, at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, Actors’ Playhouse received a special gift from long-time sponsor American Express, a $20,000 check in support of the Theatre.

American Express Director of Corporate Affairs and Communication Ann Marie Taglienti presented the check.

This very funny show may be seen Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through July 27th, and Thursdays – Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. from July 30th- August 16th.

Tickets for weeknights and matinees are $40, and on Friday and Saturday evenings $48. The theatre offers a 10 percent senior discount rate the day of performance and $15 student rush tickets 15 minutes prior to curtain with identification. Discounts are based on availability and exclude Saturday and Sunday. Note, Married ALIVE! contains adult situations and subject matter.

Group discounted rates are offered for 15 or more through their group sales department or single tickets purchased through the box office at 305-444-9293 or online at www.actorsplayhouse.org <http://www.actorsplayhouse.org > .

Finally, Paws4you, a no-kill rescue organization for dogs, sponsored an Adoption Day at Petco at 6200 S. Dixie Hwy. in South Miami on Saturday, July 25. Rotarians were on hand to volunteer for this organization that provides a great service and a wonderful option for those seeking pets.

Until next week, keep making each day count.

Keeping up with what’s happening in our community is quite a challenge and I am certain there are many activities I miss. If you would like to submit information for this column, send your news via email to < galburns@aol.com >.

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About the Author

Gloria Burns
A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel as well as non profit consulting and management. Burns' volunteer activities led her to become a columnist writing Gloria’s Gab, a column that focuses on the non-profit activity. Burns was Executive Director of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee for 6 years and then served as the first Executive Director of Coral Gables Community Foundation for 14 years after which she helped the emerging Community Foundation of Pinecrest. Active in many non profits, she received the 2015-16 President's Best Member Award from the GFWC Coral Gables Woman's Club, 2012-13 CGWC Leadership Award, 2012-2013 Rotarian of the Year Award as RCCG Public Relations Chair and Fund raising Co-Chair, 2011 Florida Federation of Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year for the District 11 and honored by the City of Doral as one of their first recipients for the Doralian Women's Award. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education; helps coordinate charity partners for the Westin Colonnade's Annual Give Kids the World Breakfast; serves on the board of directors of Doral Business Council; is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club; serves the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and is Publicity Chair; and is a member of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee. Gloria is also an active member of the Music Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where sings sings in the choir. She can be reached at gloria@communitynewspapers.com

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