Mid-January Newsletter
Vol. 6 No. 2 
Thank you to all those that celebrated our 30th Anniversary at Gulfstream Park. The food, beverage and entertainment where amazing. More that a few of us tried our musical capabilities at  PlugIN after party. Amazing talents were showcased.  
Looking forward to another great year of exciting events and meetings, great education and welcoming new members.   
THANK YOU to Gulfstream Park for their gracious hospitality.  
Warmest Regards, 
Miguel Pena 
President / CEO 

Wild Lime Adventures

If you want to skip the touristy and go for the true immersive experience, tours offered by Wild Lime Adventures are just for you. Wild Lime's daily tour, 1-Hour Air Boat Ride and Nature Walk with Naturalist in Everglades National Park, includes an exhilarating smaller air boat experience where guests experience wild alligators and other wildlife where they should be spotted, in the wild (not in pens)! Guests also go on a nature walk in the actual national park (bucket list item) with an experienced naturalist who highlights the unique Everglades flora and fauna; including alligators and a wide variety of birds up close!  Tours offered by Wild Lime attract more educated guests, who are looking for authentic experiences. Wild Lime offers other incredible full and half day tours that allow guests to find the REAL Florida - including those in the Florida Keys, and swamp walks in Big Cypress. Wild Lime arranges private tours for individuals and groups, including larger groups and corporate outings. All tours come with round-trip transportation to and from your hotel.

January Birthdays
01/15 Mario Paezi, Tunrberry Isle
01/16 Carol Calderon, Fontainebleau
01/19 Ivone Reyes, Fontainebleau
01/20 Julia Privis, Acqualina
01/22 Riley Philips, Four Seasons Residences Miami
01/24 Randy Marchan, Carillon
01/25 Guilherme De Melo, Carillon
01/27 Fernando Terrazas, St. Regis Bal Harbour Residences
01/30 Brad Low, W South Beach
01/31 Delio A. Batista, Trump National Doral
Miami Cruise Month

JAN 1-31
Miami isn't called the "Cruise capital of the world" for nothing. With 18 cruise brands and 34 ships, PortMiami is the place to set sail on a tropical vacation. Since January is Miami Cruise Month, it's the perfect time to book your next cruise and take advantage of all the deals and specials. 
Fairchild International Chocolate Festival
JAN 19-21: 9:30AM-4:30PM 
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens
Coral Gables, FL
Pinecrest Gardens transforms into a holiday wonderland illuminated by thousands of spectacular and sparkling holiday lights. The event presented by Live Like Bella, a foundation for childhood cancer, features pictures with Santa, midway rides, Christmas music, pony rides and Banyan Bowl performances on select dates featuring story tellers, the Nutcracker ballet and more.    

Homestead Championship Rodeo 

JAN 19-21 
Doc DeMilly Rodeo Arena 
Homestead, FL 
Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! The Homestead Championship Rodeo is sure to be a weekend full of fun for the whole family, including the crowning of the Homestead Rodeo Queen and a free parade in downtown Homestead. Admission is $20 for adults and $5 for kids and tickets are available at the door.

Fine Arts Fest at Pinecrest Gardens
JAN 20-21: 10AM-5PM
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL
Peruse through paintings, sculptures, photography and other fine artwork at the
2018 South Motors Fine Arts Fest at Pinecrest Gardens. The festival is free to the public.   
The Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon
JAN28: 6AM
AmericanAirlines Arena
Miami, FL  
A fantastic weekend of running events that culminate with the renowned Miami Marathon on the final day. 25,000 runners, a beautiful course, fantastic views, electric atmosphere! Runners and spectators alike will enjoy what has to be one of the most stunning courses, passing along some of Miami's favorite hotspots: Port of Miami, Art Deco District, the MacArthur Causeway..

Miami Heat  
vs. Sacramento
JAN 25: 7:30PM

vs. Charlotte
JAN 27: 7:30PM

American Airlines Arena 
601 Biscayne Blvd 
Miami, FL 33132  

Florida Panthers
vs. Vegas
JAN 19: 7:30PM

vs. Washington
JAN 25: 7:30PM

BB&T Center 
1 Panther Pkwy  
Sunrise, FL 33323
Cirque du Soleil

JAN 15 - FEB 4
Big Top by Hard Rock Stadium
Miami, FL
VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves acrobatics in a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

JAN 17: 8PM
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
Acclaimed violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman will lead one of the UK's most prestigious orchestras in this evening of Beethoven and Mozart.

Wrongful Death and Other Circus Acts

JAN 18 - FEB 4
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
Following a fatal plane crash, Laura Mendes, a struggling personal injury lawyer, scampers to sign up the case of a lifetime.  This dark comedy, by one of South Florida's finest playwrights, takes a wry, satirical look at the crude ways in which Capitalism places value on human life. Wrongful Death and Other Circus Acts is the latest world premiere from Christopher Demos-Brown, award-winning writer of Stripped, American Son & Fear Up Harsh. 

Miami Symphony Orchestra: Ocean Drive in Vienna

JAN 21: 6PM
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
MISO's untraditional Viennese program with a twist of South Beach!

South Florida Symphony Orchestra:
Martha Graham's Dance of Life

JAN 24: 7:30PM
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
Join the South Florida Symphony Orchestra and the Martha Graham Dance Company!

The Cleveland Orchestra in Miami: Mahler's Ninth

JAN26 - 27: 8PM
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
Alban Berg wrote: "[It] is the most heavenly thing Mahler has written... an expression of an exceptional fondness for this earth, the longing to live in peace on it, to enjoy nature to its depths - before death comes... In the midst of the utmost intensity of almost painful joy in life." Mahler's stunning and breathtaking final symphony is a profound love song--a meditation on the beauty of life and the poignant joy of the evolution of time.

Florida Grand Opera: Salome

JAN 27 - FEB 3
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
With its bizarre brew of eroticism and religion, Richard Strauss's Salome has the power to send shivers through the audience, eerily capturing all the depravity of King Herod's court in ancient Jerusalem.

Concerts in South Florida
Boulud Sud Miami

255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL
Boulud Sud is Chef Daniel Boulud's vibrant celebration of the sun and the sea. Drawing inspiration from the coastal Mediterranean, including France's Côte d'Azur, Spain, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Israel, and Turkey the menu emphasizes regional flavors, featuring an abundance of fresh vegetables, seafood, grains and herbs.

(by Chef Michael Schwartz)

3101 NE 7th Ave, Miami, FL
Inspired by its idyllic bayside setting, Amara at Paraiso brings together bold Latin American flavors, coastal ingredients, and South Florida's diversity of food culture to create the quintessential Miami waterfront restaurant from environment to cuisine and vibe. Experience the dynamic energy, local ingredients, and natural beauty of Biscayne Bay that defines what living in Miami is all about.

8281 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL
Its bistro menu features family-style dishes from around the world like the ploughman platter and dandan noodles, while its starters range from bone marrow to labneh yogurt to a daily crudo. Its Magnolia Bar uses spirits that are sourced and bought from small batch companies, which are used to create modern twists on old-school classics drinks. On the weekends, the bar even hosts a jazz vocalist singing live.
Getting out of the City

A&A Adventure Horse Trail Rides

Come and relax your mind and escape with A&A Adventure Horse Trail Rides into South Florida's nature from swampy Everglades to trails filled with lush greenery, shady palms, native trees, and superb wildlife viewing. 
Corsa Miami Cycling Tours

From ocean views to local coffee shops, we offer a selection of rides for those who want to see the best of Miami and explore the city from a cyclist's perspective. Choose your private or small group ride.

Rodeo (Homestead, FL - JAN19 - 21)

Welcome to the homepage of the Homestead Championship Rodeo, located in beautiful, sunny South Florida. Our rodeo is a three-day, annual event put on by an entirely volunteer organization, known as the Homestead Rodeo Association, or HRA for short. 

Knaus Berry Farm
In 1956, brothers Ray and Russell Knaus begain raising strawberries together in the Redland of South Florida. They set up a small roadside stand near the current Knaus Berry Farm location to sell their berries.
Some of their strawberries were sold through a broker who tasted the cookies made by Ray's wife, Barbara. He told her that they were good enough to sell.
Over the years-along with the strawberries-assorted baked goods, vegetables, and ice cream have become available for sale at Knaus Berry Farm. Knaus Berry Farm also has U-Pick strawberries and tomatoes.

Big Cypress Swamp Walk 

Walk into the primordial beauty of Clyde Butcher's world when you participate in a guided eco-swamp tour through the swamps of Big Cypress National Preserve behind his gallery. Marvel at the pristine splendor of natural Florida as you traverse through a rarel seen world, filled with vibrant colors and mysterious sounds. 
Boxer is one of the best iPhone email client apps for people who want to be in charge of their email. Its push notifications are fast, and it's easy to set up. It's also an email app that integrates with your calendar and lets you customize swipe-based gestures. 

Google Trips
Google Trips turns your smartphone into an all-in-one travel assistant, consolidating travel itineraries and reservations from your emails into automatically sorted trips.

You can select 3D models of different furniture such as couches, tables, chairs, desks and houseplants, placing them virtually in your home, using the iPhone's screen as a viewfinder. You can adjust each item's size, walk around objects to see how they might look from different angles, and save room configurations that you like.

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