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Silent Pumpkin Auction At Whole Foods Market Aventura

Silent Pumpkin AuctionPumpkins

Going on now through October 30, 2009, bid on hand-painted pumpkins to benefit charity.  The proceeds will go to Whole Planet Foundation, which raises awareness about the power of microcredit to help people lift themselves out of poverty.

Winners will be announced on October 31, 2009 at 1:30pm

Whole Foods Market Aventura21105 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL  33180

For more information call (305) 933-1543 or visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com

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City of Aventura: Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Day Ceremony – November 11, 2009 – 10:00am

Aventura Government Center – 19200 West Country Club Dr., Aventura, FL  33180

  • participation from local Veterans Groups
  • patriotic performances by Aventura City of Excellence School Chorus
  • 21 gun salute and taps
  • Aventura Police Honor Guard Presentation of Colors
  • special guest speaker from the United States Southern Command
  • World War II display

Veterans Day Ceremony

For more information contact the City of Aventura at (305) 466-8930 or www.cityofaventura.com.

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City of Aventura: Halloween Harvest

Halloween Harvest – October 31, 2009 – 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Aventura Community Recreation Center – 3375 NE 188 St, Aventura, FL   33180

  • ghoulish games
  • arts & crafts
  • costume parade
  • crazy maze
  • treats

City of Aventura - Halloween Harvest

For more information contact the City of Aventura at (305) 466-3883 or www.cityofaventura.com.

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News Release: City of Aventura 14th Annual Founders Day

14th Annual Founders DayCity of Aventura

The 14th Annual Founders Day will be held on Sunday, November 8, 2009 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm at Founders Park Bayside.  Activities will include:

  • arts and crafts for all ages
  • airbrush tattoos
  • face painting
  • interactive yoga
  • dance demonstrations
  • rock climbing walls
  • Toddler Town play area
  • puppet shows
  • mobile arcade
  • Aventura History and Highlights slide show
  • photo booth
  • bloodmobile
  • health exhibits
  • watch the 7th Annual Aventura Star Talent Competition finals and see who will be the next Aventura Star
  • watch What’s the Deal game show
  • School of Rock music by Hot Brass Evolution, a Chicago tribute band

Sample great food and celebrate Founders Day with the entire family!

Founders Park Bayside is located at 3105 NE 190 St, across the street from Founders Park.  Parking and Shuttles will be available at the Harbour Centre beginning at 11:30am.  The Aventura Express will operate from 11:30am – 5:30pm.  For more information, contact the Aventura Community Services Department at (305) 466-8930 or visit the city’s website at www.cityofaventura.com.

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There’s No Place Like Home

Select Theaters Will Screen The Wizard of OZThe Wizard of Oz

Tonight, South Florida theaters will be participating in a nationwide celebration of one of America’s most beloved films, The Wizard of Oz, which is turning 70 years old.  The movie, directed by Victor Fleming, was based on a children’s book by L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and was adapted for Broadway before finally ending up as on of America’s classic film fairy tales.  This is the first theater re-release since 1949.  Participating theaters include AMC Aventura, Sunset Place, Regal South Beach and the Falls.  Enjoy the show!

To find a theater and show times go to www.fandango.com.

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Share Our Strength’s: Great American Dine Out

A National Dine Out To End Childhood Hunger – September 20 – 26, 2009Great American Dine Out

Thousands of restaurants across the country are helping to make sure no kid in America grows hungry.  The funds raised from this campaign will support:

  • increasing participation in school food and nutrition programs
  • increasing the number of community gardens
  • food banks and food pantries
  • increasing access to fresh produce
  • increasing utilization of federal child food and nutrition programs, e.g. food stamps, school breakfast, etc.
  • advocacy around child food and nutrition-related programs

Everyone can join the Great American Dine Out in these ways:

For more information visit www.strength.org or contact me at [email protected]

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Aventura: Strides For Safety

Strides For Safety 5k Green Run/Walk Charity Running EventStrides for Safety

Proceeds from the Strides for Safety run will assist the University of Miami William Lehman Injury Research Center in its ongoing research to improve the treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries resulting from trauma.

The 3.1 mile run/walk starts and ends at the Aventura Mall and runs around the Turnberry Isle golf course.

When:  Sunday, September 13, 2009

Where:  Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Bl, Aventura, FL  33180

The race starts behind Macy’s department store.

Registration:  5:30 am – 6:45 am

Awards Ceremony:  8:00 am

After the race, stop by the safety fair and kid’s fun zone for a variety of free health screenings and activities.

This event is presented by Split Second Timing.  Visit their website at www.splitsecondtiming.com for more information and to register.

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Can I Play Golf For Free?

Free Golf At The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & ClubFairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club

Resort guests at The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club get FREE golf until September 30, 2009. Complimentary green fees for all resort guests, only cart fee per person will apply.

The entire resort recently underwent a $150 million transformation.  World Golf Hall of Famer Raymond Floyd completely redesigned both on-property championship courses from tee to green.  $45 million was devoted specifically to this project.

The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club was named one of the “World’s Best” in 2008 by Travel + Leisure magazine and received the Mobil Four Star Hotel & Mobil Four Star Spa Award, along with Meetings & Conventions Gold Key Award in 2007.

For more information contact The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club at (800) 257-7544.

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Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Now Under ConstructionAventura Arts & Cultural Center

Construction on the new Aventura Arts & Cultural Center began in January, 2009 and it is expected to open in early 2010.  The 325 seat facility will provide a variety of performing arts and cultural programming.  The Center will provide opportunities for residents to enjoy a variety of events within the community and expand drama and arts programming at Aventura City of Excellence School (ACES).  The Center will be easily accessible and located at the east end of NE 188 Street.  Steven D. Clark, the former Director of Operations for the Miami Beach Convention Center and the Jackie Gleason Theatre, has been hired as the General Manager.  He began work in early August, 2009.

The City of Aventura has launched a new web site for the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.  The new web site, www.aventuracenter.org, gives monthly updates of the project and new features will be added as opening day approaches.  Visitors can view architectural renderings of the building, news releases, and monthly photos of the construction area.  Traffic alerts and Advisory Board meeting information is also posted.

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Construction pictures taken June 2009

For more information contact the City of Aventura at (305) 466-8900.

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Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting

For more information visit the City of Aventura website at:  www.cityofaventura.com

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