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Written by Miami Today on February 14, 2013
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts "Shop Miami Month," featuring $20 reward cards for each $500 spent at participating malls, marketplaces and retailers. All reward card users are automatically entered to win prizes. Some participating malls include Bayside Marketplace, CocoWalk and Dadeland Mall. Some participating retailers include Armani Exchange and Bloomingdales. Through Feb. 28. Locations vary. Details: www.shopmiamimonth.com for mall/store hours and all locations.
Coral Castle offers a renewal of vows under a flowered arch, with a bridal bouquet and a notary conducting the ceremony with a signed Coral Castle certificate on Valentine’s Day. Noon-9 p.m. Coral Castle, 28655 S Dixie Highway, Homestead. $15. Details: (305) 248-6345 or www.coralcastle.com.
"Language, Lies & Truth-telling: An Israeli Poet’s Perspective" is a lecture featuring Israeli poet Rachel Tzvia Back. She has lived in Israel since 1980 and her family has resided in Israel/Palestine for seven generations. Her most recent collection, "On Ruins & Return: Poems 1999-2005," tracks the cycle of violence marking the lives of Palestinians and Israelis. She is the editor and primary translator of the English edition of "With an Iron Pen: Twenty Years of Hebrew Protest Poetry." 7 p.m. reception. 7:30 p.m. lecture. Wesley Gallery, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.as.miami.edu/rsvp-tzviaback.
WINGS & WINE
The Mourning Family Foundation launches its first gourmet dinner and networking event, "Wings & Wine." In collaboration with Bobby Deen, author and host of the Cooking Channel show, "Not My Mama’s Meals." Featuring a Southern-style menu and entertainment by Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress, Jill Scott. 8-11 p.m. The Raleigh, 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $250. Details: (786) 539-5881 or www.mourningfamilyfoundation.org.
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship South Florida hosts its third annual Wine Tasting & Auction. The fundraising event features a keynote address by Marcelo Claure, president, chairman & CEO of Brightstar Corp. An auction features notable wines from well-known producers, as well as several high-end items including an Alaskan cruise package from Royal Caribbean Cruises, golfing outing at Fisher Island Club, a signed 2012 Miami Heat Championship ball and more. In addition, guests will sample the culinary creations of celebrity chefs paired with notable wines. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Villa Woodbine, 2167 S Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove. $125 in advance. $150 at the doors. Details: (888) 896-7776 or www.nfte.com/sfwine.
JUNGLE TO GARDEN
Dr. Larry Noblick, palm biologist at Montgomery Botanical Center, presents lecture "From the Jungle to the Garden," discussing his travels and what a palm biologist must do to bring seeds to a garden. 6 p.m. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free for museum members. $5 others. Details: (305) 603-8067 or www.coralgablesmuseum.org.