CHILEAN AUTHOR SPEAKS AT MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE
Alberto Fuguet, Chilean journalist and author, will speak on the advantages and challenges of living between two cultures. 10 a.m. at Miami-Dade College's North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., Room 4207. Free and open to the public. Details: (305) 237-7261.
AROUND THE WORLD DINNER
Experts at Johnson & Wales University join forces with the Academy of Travel and Tourism to host the Around the World Dinner Tour and Auction. The fundraiser will benefit the academy's career-development programs at Homestead, Miami Beach and Miami Springs Senior High. At 6 p.m., Johnson & Wales North Miami Campus, 1701 NE 127th St. Cost is $95 per person. Details: (305) 892-7003.
CELEBRATION OF TECHNOLOGY
Florida International University hosts a ceremony honoring outstanding students and projects from the schools of Computer Science, Engineering and Management Information Systems. Evening will also have an art exhibit, food and music. Dress code: semi-formal or professional. 3-5 p.m., University Park Campus, 11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami. Free but registration required. Details: (305) 348-2744, or www.cs.fiu.edu/acm.
MIAMI-DADE PARKS PLANNING MEETING
The Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department will host public meetings in November to discuss development of Rock Pit #68, 4.7-acre park at Southwest 117th Avenue and 108th Street, 7-9 p.m. at Devon Aire Elementary School Cafeteria, 10501 SW 12th Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 755-7860.
The American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter will host its 49th annual design-awards gala with the announcement of AIA Miami design-awards winners and installation of AIA Miami officers. 6 p.m. at Moore Building, 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami. Tickets $85, reservations required. Details: (305) 448-7488.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida
Fair & Expo Center, Coral Way and Southwest 112th Avenue. A South Florida tradition to benefit the museum. Two full days of shopping, music, eating and fun for the entire family. Historical re-enactments, fine arts and crafts, lots of interactive children's activities, a giant railroad model display, Harvest Vintage Car Show, food, live music. Admission: $6 adults; Children 12 and under FREE. Details: (305) 375-1610