FAU Harbor Branch “Love Your Lagoon” Dinner / Feb. 8, 2013

The second annual “Love Your Lagoon” dinner aims to raise awareness about one of our area’s most precious resources while raising funds to help preserve it.  Hosted by the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, the event will be held on Friday, February 8 at 6 p.m.  under the stars in the Harbor Branch Plaza.

This year’s guest of honor is Alto “Bud” Adams, Jr., who is best known for presiding over Adams Ranch, a 40,000-acre cattle ranch that spans over St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Osceola counties. The HBOIF board of directors selected Adams to serve as this year’s guest of honor because of his leadership in utilizing best practices in agriculture, greatly benefitting the lagoon.  Proceeds from the “Love Your Lagoon” dinner support FAU Harbor Branch’s ongoing Indian River Lagoon Observatory research and outreach efforts.

To learn more visit: www.indianriverlagoon.org

FAU Harbor Branch “Love Your Lagoon” Dinner

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The second annual “Love Your Lagoon” dinner aims to raise awareness about one of our area’s most precious resources while raising funds to help preserve it.  Hosted by the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, the event will be held on Friday, February 8 at 6 p.m.  under the stars in the Harbor Branch Plaza.

 
 
The sun sets over the Harbor Branch Plaza as guests enjoy cocktails before the inaugural “Love Your Lagoon” dinner in 2012.

This year’s guest of honor is Alto “Bud” Adams, Jr., who is best known for presiding over Adams Ranch, a 40,000-acre cattle ranch that spans over St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Osceola counties. The HBOIF board of directors selected Adams to serve as this year’s guest of honor because of his leadership in utilizing best practices in agriculture, greatly benefitting the lagoon.  Proceeds from the “Love Your Lagoon” dinner support FAU Harbor Branch’s ongoing Indian River Lagoon Observatory research and outreach efforts.

 
 
The Indian River Lagoon spans over 40% of Florida’s east coast.

Mission:

Founded in 1971, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University is a research community of marine scientists, engineers, educators and other professionals focused on Ocean Science for a Better World. The institute drives innovation in ocean engineering, at-sea operations, drug discovery and biotechnology from the oceans, coastal ecology and conservation, marine mammal research and conservation, aquaculture, ocean observing systems and marine education. For more information, visit www.hboi.fau.edu.

 

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Einstein on Food & Wine / Feb. 2, 2013

This year’s event will feature a tremendous variety of wine, a beer garden, celebration of the senses throughout the science center, samplings from top local restaurants, restaurant competition, live entertainment, and a charity auction all for a significant cause, the education programs at MOSI.

MOSI’s core ideology is to make a difference in people’s lives by making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Einstein on Food & Wine has provided $1.9 million of funding to MOSI for science education programs and community scholarships.

Einstein on Food & Wine 2013 has a variety of ways to get involved from sponsorship, to silent auction items and restaurant participation to volunteering. Get involved today!

Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance / Feb. 22-24, 2013

February 22, 23, & 24, commemorate the 7th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance. Last year the event attracted more than 10,000 attendees and raised more than one million dollars for the Boys & Girls Clubs making the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance the fastest growing Concours in the nation and the world’s largest for charity

The Concours kicks off on Friday night with the  Live Hangar Party. On Saturday night, we will have a Gala Dinner & Show so extraordinary that it will set the standards for all Gala events to come. Then on Sunday, the main event takes place, as an expert panel judges some of the finest automobiles and motorcycles ever built.

For more information visit: www.bocaratonconcours.com

Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Don’t miss the 2013 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE, Feb. 21-24. Now going into its 12th year, the Festival has raised more than $17 million for Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. Here’s a taste of what to expect in 2013:

Now one of America’s most prestigious gourmet gatherings, the Festival began as a one-day event known as the Florida Extravaganza held at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus.  For five years, from 1997-2001, the Florida Extravaganza showcased wines from national and international wineries paired with food from local restaurants and chefs working with students of FIU’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. In 2002, Lee Brian Schrager, current vice president of corporate communications & national events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America, took the reins and relocated the event to South Beach. The renamed South Beach Wine & Food Festival® attracted close to 7,000 guests to a series of dinners, seminars, a Grand Tasting Village and live Auction in its first year.

 

“We’re excited to share an extraordinary line-up with our fellow wine, spirits and food enthusiasts around the globe,” said Festival Founder and Director Lee Brian Schrager, who also serves as Vice President of Corporate Communications & National Events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America, which hosts the Festival.  “Each year we strive to bring attendees access to exclusive experiences.

 

To create the best event during the best weekend of the year, you take a mix of the best new chefs in the country, some of your favorite chefs from past events and some of our favorite chefs to work with, and pair their dishes with the best wines rated 90 points or higher on Wine Spectator’s scale while staging the ensuing extravaganza at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, a hotel that features a spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury. This evening provides eye-opening tastes in a dramatic setting while educating consumers about the trends that fuel today’s exciting gastronomic scene.

For tickets information call: 877-762-3933 or to see preview of the festival events, visit: FNSBWF EVENTS

 

 

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Located in the “heart” of South Beach, directly on the Atlantic Ocean, the hotel showcases a palm tree lined promenade, oceanfront sparkling pool, Elemis Spa and Fitness Center, six restaurants and lounges including Sushi SoBe and Pottery Barn’s PBkids SoBe Kids’s Camp and Splash boutique featuring items for every member of the family.

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