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Written by Miami Today on November 15, 2012
Village of Merrick Park celebrates its tree lighting with a community toy drive for Toys for Tots. Also, its first-ever Shop-o-Holly brunch, benefiting Humane Society of Greater Miami’s 16th annual Brunch for the Animals. 7:30 p.m. tree lighting/toy drive. Guests asked to bring new, unwrapped toy. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Brunch for the Animals. Village of Merrick Park, San Lorenzo Ave., garden level, Coral Gables. Free. For brunch tickets and tables: firstname.lastname@example.org. Details: (305) 529-0200 or www.villageofmerrickpark.com.
BIG NIGHT, LITTLE HAITI
"Big Night in Little Haiti, held every third Friday of the month, features free concerts and art events. Performing this week is roots music group "Boukman Eksperyans" with The Blue Stones kreyol jazz quartet. Gallery featuring "Love — Local Artists Series III." 6-10 p.m. Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Ter., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com.
The Children’s Trust Champions for Children awards ceremony honors individuals and programs that have achieved greatness in their service to children and families. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-2 p.m. ceremony. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $45 per person. $400 table of ten. Details: (305) 571-5700 or www.thechildrenstrust.org.
The two-day "Mad Hatter Arts Festival" features mixed-media artists and art-related events. The festival brings live artists painting, food and live music, and a screening of the classic "Alice in Wonderland." A "Mad Hatter’s Tea Party" opening reception is held 6-9 p.m. Nov. 16. Film screening at 7 p.m. Nov. 17. Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 17-18. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. Free. RSVP required for tea party event. Details: www.thebarnacle.org/madhatterteaparty or www.madhatterartsfestival.com.
HistoryMiami hosts lecture "1960s Garage Bands of South Florida" by music historian Jeff Lemlich, author of "Savage Lost, Florida Garage Bands: The ’60s and Beyond." 2 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free for museum members. $8 others. Details: www.historymiami.org.