| SPECIAL EVENTS
CELEBRATION ON FAMILY PHILANTHROPY
United Way of Miami-Dade and the Joe Robbie Foundation for Children will host an inaugural event to honor families who nurture the spirit of giving. Four local families will be honored: The Dotson family, the Feldenkreis family, the Pantin family and the Pappas family. Proceeds benefit the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Eden Roc Renaissance Resort and Spa, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets $300. Call (305) 646-7115.
AROUND THE WORLD
Johnson & Wales University hosts, "Around the World Dinner Tour & Auction", featuring cuisine from Asia, the Mediterranean, South America and the United States. Benefiting programs of the Academy of Travel and Tourism, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. 6 p.m. Johnson & Wales University, 1701 NE 127th St., North Miami.
YAN PERSONAL APPEARANCE
Celebrated cooking show host, Martin Yan, will make a personal appearance and demonstrate his expert culinary skills at 3 p.m. at Burdines Five Star Kitchen in the Dadeland Home Gallery, 7675 SW 88th St., Miami. Details: (305) 662-3303.
Gateway Community Outreach, a homeless prevention charity, hosts "The Gift", its first annual dinner dance gala. 6:30 p.m. at the Coral Springs Marriott, 11775 Heron Bay Blvd., Coral Springs. $150 per person. Call (954) 725-8434, Carol Pack.
City of Coral Gables and the Pinewood Cemetery Advisory Board host Pioneer Day 2002, featuring a dedication to a memorial for Commissioner Robert R. Hildreth, memorial tree dedications and guest speaker Harriet Lile, former Pinewood Cemetery Board member and historian. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Pinewood Cemetery, along Erwin Road just south of Sunset Drive, Coral Gables. RSVP: (305) 460-5093.
MIAMI BOOK FAIR
Miami International Book Fair opens with an afternoon with Sandra Cisneros talking about her new novel Caramelo. Each night a different author reads and discusses a newly published book during the "An Evening With..." events. Throughout the weekend, neighboring streets will be home to the street fair where visitors can attend presentations and workshops conducted by best-selling authors. Through Nov. 24th, 8 p.m. at the Wolfson Campus of Miami-Dade Community College, 300 NE 2nd Ave. Miami. Call (305) 237-3258.
Broadway stars shine at the 27th annual Carbonell Awards, honoring the best of South Florida's theater community. Winners will be announced along with awards for touring productions and special achievements. Event benefits scholarship programs for South Florida arts and journalism students. 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets: $40. In advance, $50. At door, $200. Includes dinner before show and post-show cast party. Call (954) 462-0222.
TUSCANY IN MIAMI
Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast and the Italian Consulate General host the "Tuscany Miami" experience featuring the introduction of the book "Tuscan Lifestyle", a wine-tasting session, introduction to the truffle and workshops with Tuscan companies. 9 a.m. Hotel Ritz Plaza, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP: (305) 577-9868.
NOUVEAU WINE TASTING
Wine tasting and party to celebrate the new harvest and the world-wide release of Mommessin's 2002 Beaujolais Nouveau Wine, flown in directly from France. 5 p.m. - 12 a.m. Le Bouchon du Grove Restaurant, 3430 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. Call (305) 448-6060.
A MUSICAL PROMENADE
Fourty-sixth annual Vizcayan Ball, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vizcaya, the Museum. Night includes dining, dancing and silent auction featuring round trip airfare to Paris, two front row seats to Chanel's Couturier show in Paris, lunch at the Ritz and a private tour of Coco Chanel's apartment. Auction will also include jewelry from Van Cleef and Arpels, a luxury Alaskan cruise from Holland America, a chandelier from Fine Arts Lamps and more. 7 p.m. Villa Vizcaya, 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Single seats: $500 - $1000.; table of 10: $5,000. - $10,000. Call (305) 856-4866.