Shake it for a good cause
When it comes to dancing, you've got more moves than a cornered politician, but other than getting you a spot as back-up for Britney or winning a place on Soul Train, what can your fly moves really do? A lot, if you boogie till you just can't boogie no more at the Hope Center's annual Dance-A-Thon. Since 1955, the Hope Center has provided residential and day training programs that include community-based living and employment, congregate-living situations, sheltered-workshop employment, and safety/survival skills instruction for developmentally challenged people. What'll make this a fundraiser with a difference is the 160 residents and day students of the Hope Center will be right there next to you, shaking their moneymakers. Join the fun at State, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. The jamboree starts at 4:00 p.m. Call the director of development at 305-545-7572, or visit www.hopecenterhc.org. -- Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik
Cycles invade road for funds
Half the fun is getting there ... especially on Phil Peterson's 32nd annual Key West Poker Run. This good-natured motorcycle rally may end with a traditional wild time in Cayo Hueso but much of the enjoyment is rolling down the Overseas Highway with 20,000 other assorted hog and automobile enthusiasts. Participants stop at five designated locations to draw a card in a charity poker game (and a chance to win a brand new Harley-Davidson or $20,000 cash) with proceeds going to the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami. Register for the poker game at Peterson's Harley-Davidson of Miami (19400 NW 2nd Ave., North Miami) or Peterson's Harley-Davidson South (17631 S. Dixie Hwy.) before noon today or tomorrow. Cost is $10 for each poker hand; free otherwise. All types of vehicles are welcome. Call 305-235-4023 or visit www.miamiharley.com. -- Margaret Griffis
If the clever honchos behind the celebrated Stila makeup line have their way, there's no reason any woman should be mistaken for a skanky Courtney Love lookalike at the polls come election day. No more raccoon eyes or clown mouth: Stila's team of makeup artists will descend on Sephora (721 Collins Ave., Miami Beach) from noon to 7:00 p.m. with plenty of colorful products that will be put to good use for demonstrations (of the beauty-enhancing kind) on willing women. In addition to free makeovers, Rock the Vote and Sephora will provide voter registration forms to those gals who have their mind on vital civic matters as well as their all-important looks. Admission is free. Call 305-532-0904. -- Nina Korman
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