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Written by Miami Today on November 12, 2009
Worried about a loved one’s increasing forgetfulness? Miami Jewish Health Systems and the Memory Center at Douglas Gardens are hosting free memory screenings in honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Miami Jewish Health System’s Miami campus, 5200 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 514-8699 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grove-goers take to the streets as Commodore Plaza is closed to cars for the evening, replaced by local artists showcasing their works and live entertainment. Several area restaurants will offer food and drink specials and extend seating into the streets as part of the "Fall in Love with the Grove Again" series of block parties. 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m. 3100 block of Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove. Details: www.coconutgrovechamber.com.
FITNESS FOR FREE
Personal trainers from FitSource Training will answer health questions and lead a free, open-to-the-public 60-minute workout session. Attendees will receive a complimentary health assessment and Body Mass Index (BMI) screening before the workout. Refreshment and snacks will be provided. 10 a.m. Lexus of North Miami, 14100 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami. RSVP required. Details: (561) 391-5930 x309.
BENEFIT FOR THE KIDS
The Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade hosts its "Wild About Kids" Third Annual Gala. Emceed by Ralph Pagano, host of FLN’s "Pressure Cook" and Michelle Gillen, CBS4 I-Team Chief Investigative Reporter. The evening will include a cocktail reception sponsored by Bacardi, a silent auction and a special performance by children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. 7 p.m. The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove. $250. Details: (305) 446-9910 x14 or email@example.com or www.bgcmia.org.
The Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables offers a tour of five historic and architecturally significant Coral Gables homes. Includes a lecture about the homes by University of Miami architecture professor Jorge Hernandez and visits to three of the city’s historic villages: the Dutch South African Village, Pioneer Village and the French Country Village. Lecture at 10:45 a.m. Tour from 12-4 p.m. Java Head, 200 Edgewater Drive, Coral Gables. $30 for the tour. $50 for patrons. Details: (305) 448-7488 or www.aiamiami.com
The Miami Woman’s Club holds a "Ladies’ Tea Party" with modeling of fashions by Koel, a raffle and instrumental music among the flowers of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. All proceeds from tickets go toward the restoration of the club’s historic 1926 building on Biscayne Bay. 1-3 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $35. Details: (305) 460-0157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CocoWalk retailers showcase winter trends in a pre-holiday fashion show. Models wearing fashions from the GAP, White House/Black Market, Azul Boutique and more will strut to the beats of DJ Bill James in the outdoor mall’s courtyard. Show-goers can expect discounts, giveaways and other specials. 7:30 p.m. CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 444-0777 or www.cocowalk.net