As snowbirds return for season, Floridians’ social calendars start to fill up. Whether you’re a longtime resident or new to the area, it’s always a good idea to get involved with local charities. There are so many great causes to support, but here we share a brief roundup of fun fundraisers and black-tie balls to champion these invaluable pillars of our community.
Furry Friends & Jupiter Lighthouse
Dogs are welcome at the Furry Friends & Fancy Things benefit brunch, fashion show and shopping party for Northern Palm Beach County’s no-kill animal shelter at the Pelican Club on November 5. Little Moir’s and Topside at the Beacon are among participating restaurants for the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum’s Rendezvous at the Light on November 19.
furryfriendsadoption.org | jupiterlighthouse.org
Jupiter’s bike trails, Loxahatchee River, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Riverbend Park appeal to nature lovers who also have access to upscale restaurants and shops. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
North Palm Beach | Tequesta
One of Florida’s most beloved black-tie affairs, the Vizcaya Ball always sells out. There’s already a waiting list for its 65th annual fundraiser for the magical, historic estate and gardens meticulously built by early state settler James Deering. This year’s evening of dinner and dancing on November 19 concludes with a laser show.
Known as the gateway to Latin America, the dynamic city of Miami is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Wynwood Midtown | Old Cutler Bay
Flaunting the First Coast
The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital reinvented its longtime Art & Antiques Show as the Winter Design Show. Themed “Flaunting the First Coast,” the inaugural event from December 2-4 features a black-tie gala, children’s fashion presentation, guest lectures, and a home design and art show (Fitz Pullins interior pictured) at Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center.
Jacksonville, the largest city geographically in the contiguous U.S., boasts an incredible variety of green spaces and beaches, as well as prime waterfront from the Atlantic Ocean to St. Johns River with its iconic bridges. The city’s vast network of neighborhoods and islands further invites nonstop adventure. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Men of Style
Multiple charities will see a windfall courtesy of the Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s 16th annual Men of Style on December 1. While attendees enjoy a lavish spread, community members from the worlds of law, finance and more will strut their stuff for the nonprofit of their choice. Further support them by voting for your favorite online.
Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, is a boater’s and beachgoer’s paradise. But it’s also home to a burgeoning art scene that spills over into art-centric neighborhoods and annual events. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Rio Vista | Plantation
Give a Hoot
Secure a brighter future for at-risk youth by attending the 33rd annual AMIKids Space Coast’s Fall Fundraiser at the Space Coast Convention Center on November 6. The daytime party features refreshments from Brevard restaurants and a silent auction. The Florida Wildlife Hospital hosts Hoot in the Park at Wickham Park on November 19.
amikids.org | floridawildlifehospital.org
Named for the Kennedy Space Center, site of NASA’s SpaceX rocket launches, the Space Coast occupies much of Brevard County. It attracts surfers, cruise passengers (Port Canaveral) and nature lovers looking for pristine white beaches where sea turtles nest. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Melbourne Beach | Merritt Island
The 20th annual Archival Evening, the Historical Society of Palm Beach County’s main charity event on December 1, highlights George T. Elmore. Along with dinner and dancing at the Sailfish Club of Florida, the glamorous night honors the mogul who literally paved the way for the region’s development. Proceeds go toward the museum’s programs and free admission.
West Palm Beach sits on the mainland directly across from the island of Palm Beach. The growing city has become a destination in its own right for convention and performing art centers, hip restaurants and shopping of all kinds from major brands to vintage wares. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
West Palm Beach