CLAUDE PEPPER AWARDS
United HomeCare Services hosts the 9th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Dinner. Cocktails/silent auction at 6:30 p.m.; dinner at 7:30 p.m. Hilton Miami Airport & Towers, 5101 Blue Lagoon Dr., Miami. Tickets run $125-$10,000. Business attire. Details: (305) 468-0864.
EVENING UNDER THE STARS
La Lega Dei Vizcayani hosts its 6th Annual "Evening Under the Stars," featuring food and wine tastings and live entertainment. 7-10 p.m. at Villa Vizcaya, 3251 South Miami Ave., Miami. Tickets run $25-$40. Details: (305) 856-4866.
Learn the art of cooking asparagus with the Ritz-Carlton's "Feast of Epicurus" white asparagus festival, a five-course, gourmet asparagus cooking class led by executive chef, Roberto Holz. 6-8 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 644-4670.
The Florida Department of Financial Services will host a community forum addressing predatory lending, featuring Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher, from 1-3 p.m. Informational booths will be on display 3-4 p.m. Main Library Auditorium, 100 S Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Details: (954) 327-6023.
The City of North Miami hosts a Memorial Day Ceremony to honor the men and women who sacrificed lives for the nation. 10 a.m. at the North Miami Veterans Monument, NE 8th Avenue and 132nd Street, North Miami. Free and open to the public. Details: (305) 893-6511.
The National Distributing Company hosts "Raise A Glass For A Cure", 2003 wine tasting to benefit the Miami Chapter of the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. 6:30-10 p.m. at the Miami City Club, 200 S Biscayne Blvd., 55th floor, First Union Building, Miami. Tickets $55 in advance; $65 at the door. Details: (305) 243-2267.