JEWISH LECTURE & PRESENTATION
The Dora Teitelboim Center for Yiddish Culture and FIU present a lecture a multi-media presentation about the history of political activism by Miami's Jewish residents. 7:30 p.m. at Florida International University-Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe Theater, 3000 NE 151 St., North Miami. Free. Details: (305) 774-9244.
The Mayfair House Hotel and Berries to Wine host Friday Night Wine Tasting Series, ongoing every Friday from 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the Mayfair Hotel, Coconut Grove. This week: Wines of Uruguay. $10 per person. Details: (305) 441-6409.
Toastmaster hosts a speech competition in the prepared and extemporaneous speech categories. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Headquarters, 9300 NW 41 St., Miami. $12 per person with breakfast. Details: (305) 372-6873.
MIAMI RIVER DAY
Celebrate the heritage and culture of Miami's Working River with boat tours, local artists, live music, historical re-enactment, food and environmental activities. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jose Marti Park, 351 SW 4 St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 662-8024.
REACH FOR THE STARS GALA AUCTION
The Actor's Playhouse hosts its 12th Annual "Reach for the Stars Gala Auction," featuring travel packages within the U.S. and around the world, fine art and jewelry, gift items and gift certificates. 7 p.m. at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Proceeds benefit Actors' Playhouse Miracle Theatre Building Fund. Tickets $60. Details: (305) 444-9293, ext. 609.
The American Institute of Wine and Food-South Florida Chapter and The Kampong host Bali Ha'I 2003, an afternoon of gourmet dining with over twenty-two participating chefs. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. The Kampong, 4013 Douglas Rd., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 442-7169.
SMILEY AT FIU
Tavis Smiley, host of The Tavis Smiley Show on National Public Radio will host a lecture on Multiculturalism: A National Perspective. 7 p.m. at the Wolfe University Center Ballroom, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, 300 NE 151 St., North Miami. Free. Details: (305) 919-5804.
HEALTH CARE HEROES AWARDS
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts the 6th Annual Health Care Heroes Awards, with featured guest speaker, Donna Shalala, University of Miami President. 12 p.m. at the JW Marriott, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. Tickets $50 per person; $450 per table of ten. Details: (305) 577-5460.
The Mayfair House Hotel and Berries to Wine host Friday Night Wine Tasting Series, ongoing every Friday from 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the Mayfair Hotel, Coconut Grove. This week: Wines of California. $10 per person. Details: (305) 441-6409.