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Rebecca Richards is an estate planning and taxation attorney from New York. This “recovering attorney” is enjoying all that Miami has to offer – whether it be attending one of the many Miami festivals, touring historic Villa Vizcaya, or sunning on South Beach. Previously, Becky published scholarly articles on estate planning and taxation, and is now is exploring her creativity to write feature articles on a wide variety of topics. While living on Long Island, she was involved in several community service projects and hopes to continue this work in Miami by spreading the word to others through writing. Becky also enjoys music, all things outdoors, meeting new people, and reading. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Connecticut State University and her law degree from Hofstra University School of Law. Becky can be reached at rebecca.richards@charityandlife.com

Miami Weekend Guide: May 9-11, 2014


On Friday, May 9, play a round of golf and enjoy a delicious lunch at The Lowell S. and Betty L. Dunn Family Foundation’s 11th annual golf tournament, Par for the Horse 2014, A luncheon with live and silent auctions and raffles will follow the golf tournament. Proceeds from the event will benefit the South Florida chapter of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

WHEN: Friday, May 9, 2014
* Tee Time: 8 a.m.
* Luncheon: 12:30 p.m.

Miami Shores Country Club
10000 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami Shores, FL 33138
Ph. 305-795-2360

(Photo Credit: FedEx)

(Photo Credit: FedEx)

Go green with The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and more than 75 FedEx volunteers at the third annual Community Conservation Project. Volunteers will replant twenty species of shrubs and trees at Oleta River State Park as part of a grant program sponsored by FedEx and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science was one of 16 non-profit organizations from across the country chosen by FedEx and NFWF to receive a grant in 2014. The museum’s grant funds its MuVE project through which FedEx volunteers in Miami support projects that restore ecological services. Projects include that provide wildlife habitats, capture carbon emissions and ensure green spaces for future generations.

WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Opening Remarks at 9 a.m.)

Oleta River State Park
3400 NW 163rd St.
North Miami, FL 33181
Ph. 305-919-1846

TICKETS: Contact The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science for more information at 305–646-4400 or by clicking here.

(Photo Credit: Soul of Miami)

(Photo Credit: Soul of Miami)

Experience the first annual Made.In.Miami Fashion Design Exposé, the only fashion design competition exclusively for emerging Miami-Dade and Broward designers. The theme for this year’s competition is SCANDAL. Made.In.Miami’s mission is to provide a platform for young designers to showcase their work and launch a national career. The winner of the Fashion Design Exposé will  receive a flight and accommodations to New York City’s Couture Fashion Week 2015, expenses paid by Made.In.Miami.

WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 2014 2 – 8 p.m.

African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 NW 22nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33147
Ph. 305-638-6771

TICKETS: For ticket information, contact Made.In.Miami at info@madeinmia.co.

(Photo Credit: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden)

(Photo Credit: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden)

Instead of buying flowers for mom this year, take her to a spectacular array of botanical gardens at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. This 83-acre garden is home to a paradise of tropical plants, waterfalls and cascades. Guided walking tours  available throughout the day provide a detailed overview on the history of the garden and plant collections. The garden’s Wings of Tropics exhibit has world’s most colorful butterflies as well as a “Palmteum,” a collection of beautifully swaying palm trees

WHEN: Friday, May 9, 2014 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd.
Miami, FL 33156
Ph. 305-667-1651

TICKETS: The Garden is offering $10 off general admission tickets to all visitors. $15 for adults, $11 for seniors 65 and up, and $7 for kids 6-17. To purchase tickets, please call 305-667-1651.

(Photo Credit: Coral Castle Museum)

(Photo Credit: Coral Castle Museum)

Treat Mom like a queen at Coral Castle Museum. This stone castle and garden were carved single-handedly by Edward Leedskalnin in the 1940s. Leedskalnin worked secretly at night, so no one knows how he sculpted over 1,100 tons of coral rocks to create this riveting structure. Guests can enjoy a guided tour through the castle, use the Polaris telescope and move a nine-ton gate with the touch of a finger! Fresh coffee and cupcakes will be provided for all to enjoy.

WHEN: Sunday, May 11, 2014

Coral Castle Museum
28655 S Dixie Hwy.
Miami, FL 33033
Ph. 30-248-6345

TICKETS: Please click here for pricing and to purchase tickets.

Van Galz Bracelet (Photo Credit: Dress for Success Miami)

Van Galz Bracelet (Photo Credit: Dress for Success Miami)

Jewelry is a woman’s best friend so buy mom a custom Van Galz leather-braided bracelet this year! This bracelet is specially made to support Miami’s Dress for Success program. The program helps unemployed and underemployed women reach economic independence by providing professional attire and career oriented network and development groups. The bracelet includes charms of a dress, hanger, handbag and shoe and can even be worn as a necklace!

For more information on the bracelet please click here. To purchase a bracelet, please contact Sonia Jacobson at sj@suitedforsuccess.org

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