| SPECIAL EVENTS
JEWISH BOOK FAIR
Selected dates through Nov. 13. Initial event features Michael B. Oren and Judge A. Jay Cristol. 7:30 p.m. University of Miami Faculty Club, 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 271-9000, ext. 268.
The Ritz-Carlton will host the first annual Monsters' Masquerade, featuring the latest European lounge music, costume contest and more. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove. (305) 664-4680.
HALLOWEEN NETWORKING PARTY
Created by JanAr Productions for business singles and professionals. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Andre's Restaurant, Avanti Plaza, 16145 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami. Cover: $10 includes glass of wine or soda and buffet. (305) 919-9962.
HALLOWEEN STREET PARTY
Hosted by Lincoln Rd, "Monster Mash" will feature music by Mega 103.5, costume contests for adults and kids, followed by a midnight all-adult costume contest on Euclid St. 7 p.m. Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. (305) 572-1820.
TWO PARTIES IN ONE
Biscayne Magazine hosts "The Masquerade Ball" and "Theatre of the Vampires III". "The Masquerade Ball" held at Tantra will feature dinner, cocktails, and costume contest from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Afterwards, Level Nightclub's "Theatre of the Vampires" celebrates Halloween, Carnival-style with extravagant costume contests, floats, and over 200 performers at 9 p.m. Tantra Restaurant & Lounge, 1445 Pennsylvania Ave., Miami Beach. Level Nightclub, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets: Tantra $35. RSVP (305) 672-4765; Level $25. RSVP (305) 531-0VIP.
BERRIES TO WINE
Friday night wine-tasting is held weekly. No reservations required. $10. 7-9:30 p.m. Mayfair House Hotel, 3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 441-0000.
TRAVELING KISSING WALL
Avon sponsors first ever mobile "Let's Talk Tour", supporting the fight against breast Cancer. Receive personalized makeovers, manicures, and help the Avon Breast Cancer crusade by donating $1 and leaving your mark on "The Kissing Wall". Through November 3rd, Friday 5 p.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sound Advice Blues Festival, Ft. Lauderdale Stadium Festival Grounds, 1201 NW. 55 St., Ft. Lauderdale. Details: (770) 271-6790.
BLUE & WHITE CLASSIC
Blue and White Monster courses, refreshments, awards diner and auction. Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami & Mentoring Resource Center. Doral Golf Resort & Spa, 4400 NW 87th Ave. Details: (305) 644-0066.
HALLOWEEN ON THE MILE
Trick or treat at stores, scavenger hunt, costume contest. 4-7 p.m. Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 569-0311.
Rabbi Laibl Wolf, mystic, lawyer and educational psychologist will present three separate lecture programs. Open to the public. Through November 2nd. 6 p.m. Nov. 1st; 10 a.m. Nov. 2nd. Chabad of the Grove, 3713 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove. (305) 445-4444.
CARNERA FOUNDATION GALA
Primero Carnera will host "Beauty and the Beast, An Italian Affair", live and silent auctions, ring side boxing exhibition, Italian music, food and wine. 6:30 p.m. Oceanside Presidential Towers, 2501 S. Ocean Dr., Hollywood. Tickets $85.; $100 at door. RSVP: (727) 734-9077.
HANDS ON MIAMI
Annual one-day volunteer blitz and Hands On Miami's largest fundraiser. Paint, plant trees, create murals, bust graffiti, and clean up neighborhoods at over 20 volunteer projects around Greater Miami. 8 a.m. at the south end of Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. (305) 358-7550.
Barry University will host 2nd annual "Housing Fair" addressing strategies for home ownership, credit counseling programs, fair housing and more. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Trinity Church, 655 NW 125 St., North Miami. Free. (305)899-3966.
Custome party and fundraiser with music, dancing on garden terrace, foods, drinks, raffle, silent auction. Special guest: David Dermer, mayor, Miami Beach. $15. 8 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive. Details: (305) 673-7256.
HALL OF FAME GALA
Miami Children's Hospital Foundation Community Council will host the 2002 Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame Gala. Inductees include: Inventor Dean Kamen, Yehuda Benguigui, M.D., and Actress, Kelly Preston. 6 p.m. cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner. Hotel Inter-Continental, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. Black Tie. RSVP: (305) 577-1000.
Coral Springs Craft Guild presents its annual handcraft holiday show. Items for sale include woodworking, sewing, glass, clay, beads and more. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the La Quinta Inn, 3701 University Dr. Coral Springs. (954) 943-5994.
THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE TAPING
Join hosts Mark Steines and Emily Procter for the taping of CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade as it comes to Miami. Entertainment includes: Jon Secada, Miami Sound machine, KC and the Sunshine Band and Tito Puente. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Guests are advised to arrive an hour ahead. Ocean Drive, 15th to 10th St., Miami Beach. Free. (305) 673-RSVP.
FLAMIGOS FOR AUCTION
"Flamingos in the Gables", 7-foot tall, 50-pound flamingos, will be auctioned off to benefit Charlee Homes for Children. Auctioneer: WTVJ-Meteorologist, Bob Soper. 6:30 p.m. at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 665-7365, Susan Moll.
Presented by the Health Foundation of South Florida. Speaker: Katie Harmon, Miss America 2002. $45. 11:30 a.m. Kovens Conference Center, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami. Details: (305) 374-7200.
ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
Southern Handcraft Society hosts "Christmas at the Pines - A Natural Experience", annual holiday arts and crafts show. Through November 9th, Thur. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Pine Recreation Center, 7400 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. (954) 435-0269.
JOHNSON & WALES BREAKFAST
Elegant monthly breakfast at their "Island Club Restaurant", featuring the cuisine of America's future chefs. 7:30 a.m. Island Club, 9660 East Bay Harbor Dr., Bay Harbor. RSVP: (305) 690-9123.
Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin, OP, Ph.D., President and Barry University's Board of Trustees will be hosting a Founders' Ball. Reception 7 p.m.; Dinner 8 p.m. at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 601 Brickell Key Dr., Miami. Tickets: $300. Individual seats; $400. Individual seats (preferred seating); $3000. Table of ten; $4000. Table of ten (preferred seating). Details: (305) 899-3185.
"Ramble", a Garden festival, celebrates it's 62nd anniversary with festive food, music, artists, booths, antiques and more. Through November 10th, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Gardens, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables. (305) 667-1651.
JOHNSON & WALES GALA
Johnson & Wales University celebrates a "Decade of Excellence" with four-course dinner paired with Bacardi cocktails and concert by the Florida Philharmonic featuring Grammy Award winners Peter Nero and Nestor Torres. 6:45 p.m. at The Westin Diplomat Hotel, 3555 S. Ocean Dr., Great Hall 4, Hollywood. Tickets $150; $75. for Alumni. For reservations: (305) 893-7557.
"Getting Our Bugs in a Row", one-day event features a Volkswagon auto show, clowns, fun and games for kids, a "Bounce-a-Lot", food, live entertainment, a DJ, and much more. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Rd. 52, Dade City. Details: (813) 996-6306.