FIU REAL ESTATE ALUMNI COUNCIL
Monthly meeting. RSVP by 9/14. $20. Noon-2 p.m. Hardaway's Firehouse Four, 1000 S Miami Ave. Details: Lis Kellam, (305) 665-2450.
"It's About Time." Speaker: James R. Webb, FIU research astronomer. Presented by the Southern Cross Astronomical Society to launch autumn lecture series. 8 p.m. Room 145, Physics Building, Florida International University, Southwest 107th Avenue at Eighth Street. Details: (305) 661-1375.
MIAMI SOCIETY OF FINANCIAL ANALYSTS
Kick-off meeting and networking forum. 6-8 p.m. JW Marriott, 1111 Brickell Ave. Details: Claire, (305) 829-8882 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIAMI BUSINESS ALLIANCE
Organizers say this twice-monthly networker held on the first and third Thursdays of the month is designed to "take your business to new heights through professional contacts and business interchange." RSVP. 8-9 a.m. Bankers Club, One Biscayne Tower, 2 S Biscayne Blvd. Details: Alberto Cohen, (305) 361-9662.
Catch and release pipefish, seahorses and sea urchins in a guided tour of the seagrass beds. Wear waterproof shoes, change of clothes. $10. 1-3 p.m. Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd. Details: (305) 361-6767.
"Endangered Sea Turtles." Presentation in wildlife series. $5. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave. Details: (305) 235-1668, ext. 242.