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Written by Miami Today on December 1, 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.
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.
ART DECO CONFERENCE
The Miami Design Perservation League will host a press conference to unveil the official poster for Art Deco Weekend 2006 with a guest appearance by poster artist Bradley Clark. The conference will detail all the activities in the event, an evening parade a 10-block span of collectibles and art and antiques vendor booths. 11 a.m. at Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-2014 or www.artdecoweekend.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.
The Society for Marketing Professional Services hosts a holiday social and program on architectural photography featuring photographer Chuck Wilkins. Program 4:30-5:30 p.m., social 5:30-7 p.m. at Dave & Buster’s, 3000 Oakwood Dr., Hollywood. The event will include hors d’ oeuvres, two drink tickets and a game card. $35-$55. Details: (305) 436-9200, Ext. 231, or www.smpssouthflorida.com.
The Classic/Foreign Film Discussion Group, Inc. presents "All About My Mother," an Oscar winner for best foreign film directed by Pedro Almodovar with English subtitles. A woman who loses her son returns to Barcelona, rekindles a dormant friendship with a transvestite pal and becomes involved with a stage actress her son admired. Noon-4 p.m. at Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St. $3.50. RSVP required. Details: (954) 458-5825.