Walks, Bowling Night, Golf, Halloween and festivals mark a busy Fall

Ladies of GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club and the Doral Business Council gather at the Community Newspapers tent before Heart Walk.

Thousands gathered at FIU’s Main Campus on Sat., Oct. 6, for the American Heart Association’s Annual Heart Walk . Attendees enjoyed a beautiful sunny morning socializing, checking out the sponsor booths, eating free Subway sandwiches, gathering up some great Jenny Craig samples, doing health screenings and, of course, picking up their favorite hometown paper at the Community Newspapers tent. Walk Chairman, Ernie Diaz, South Florida Market President for TD Bank, thanked the many sponsors whose support helped raise an amazing $500,000 this year for the American Heart Association. Look for more Heart Walk highlights and photos in the next issue.

Bowlers will want to gather your team for the South Miami Rotary’s Bowling Night, to be held Wed., Nov. 7, 6-9 p.m. at Splitsville. This dynamic Rotary club that organizes the big art festival in Feb. meets every Tuesday at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in South Miami at noon. Visiting Rotarians are always welcomed. For more information, visit www.southmiamirotary.org.

Golfers also have several options in the near future. Somerset Gables Academy, a community school located in the heart of Coral Gables, is hosting the 1st Annual Somerset Gables Golf Tournament to benefit the construction of a new playground. The event will be held at The Biltmore Hotel on Friday, November 2, 2012. The tournament features a scramble format and shotgun start at 12:30 pm, registration begins at 10:30 am. This exciting event is your opportunity to showcase your golf skills, raise your company’s profile in the community through sponsorships and support a terrific elementary school in the process. For more information contact cochairs Rachel Salazar at rachel.salazar@hotmail.com or Lora Lastra at loralastra@me.com. The SGPA is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization.

Spotted at the Shops at Sunset Place on Oct. 11, was Victoria Justice, promoting Fun Size, her new movie, opening October 26. The first 50 fans who arrived dressed in Dorothy attire, like Victoria’s character in the film, received an autograph from the Victorious star while everyone enjoyed music and other giveaways during the afternoon session. Look for more fun events at the Shops on Halloween night , Oct. 31.

Finally, coming up is the 41st Annual South Miami Art Festival produced by Chamber South and sponsored by First National Bank of South Miami, a great community partner in so many events. Mark your calendars for November 3 & 4th, 2012, in beautiful downtown South Miami

Until next time, keep making each day count.

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