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Written by Miami Today on November 24, 2005
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, brings Hollywood to Dolphin Mall for the holiday season. A 20-foot-diameter snow globe allows visitors to pass through the magic wardrobe and into the Land of Narnia. Open mall hours through Jan. 8. Details: www.shopdolphinmall.com.
TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Bayfront Park’s holiday tree-lighting ceremony will include live holiday music and fireworks and the official lighting of the holiday tree, which will remain in the park throughout the season. Bayfront Park will be a drop location for the sixth annual Starbucks Holiday Angels Joy Drive. All donations will benefit the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation and will be distributed in area hospitals throughout the year. 7-8 p.m. at Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 358-7550 or www.bayfrontparkmiami.com.
WOMEN’S LUNCHEON & AUCTION
The Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs, District 11 presents its second annual Make It, Bake It, Sew It, Grow It luncheon and silent auction. 11 a.m. at the Women’s Club of Coconut Grove, 2985 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. $25. Details: (305) 460-0157.
FESTIVAL OF THE TREES
Dozens of South Florida design professionals will kick off the winter holiday season with the 19th annual Festival of the Trees preview gala. Proceeds benefit the Gloria Blake Interior Design Scholarship Fund at the Florida International University School of Architecture. 5-9 p.m. at One Brickell Square, 801 Brickell Ave., Miami. $45-$50. Details: (305) 348-6101.
The Miami Firefighters will host a party and contest to benefit local firehouses. 7-9 p.m. at Sandbar Grill, 3064 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 255-0035
SPREAD THE JOY EVENT
The United Nations Association of Greater Miami hosts its Spread the Joy event to spread holiday cheer to the lives of underprivileged children in the community. The event will include live music. Donations will be given to a local orphanage and Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Children’s Unit. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at St. James Church, 110 Phoenetia Ave., Coral Gables. Donation of $6 or reading books or school supplies. Details: www.unausa.org/greatermiami.
Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr., who won a Pulitzer Prize for a column about the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, will speak. 8 p.m., Temple Israel of Greater Miami, 137 NE 19th St., Miami. $25 including reception. $50 for dinner at 6:30 p.m. RSVP. Details: (305) 573-5900.
WAR ON TERRORISM
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a briefing on the war against terrorism featuring Maj. Gen. Richard A. Mentemeyer, deputy commander of the Southern Command military base. 8-11 a.m. at Ryder Ray Goode Conference Center, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 577-5429 or www.miamichamber.com.
TOY, BOOK DRIVE
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts its 11th annual toy and book drive for children at the Miami Rescue Mission’s Center for Women and Children. Collection of items will take place during the chamber’s holiday reception. 5:30 p.m. at Alexander Hotel, 5225 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Food and drinks will be provided. $10. Details: (305) 534-1903.