Michael Nobel and the Non-Violence Project, USA hosts Heritage Awards 7 p.m. at DoubleTree Hotel in Coconut Grove. The recipient will be Modesto Abety, CEO of the Children's Trust. $100 per person. Details: (305) 358 -6643.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
HospiceCare of Southeast Florida sponsors Santa Claus, face-painting, a magic act and horse-drawn hay rides around Rio Vista while sharing holiday cheer and refreshments. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the home of Susan and Bill Telli, 1209 N. Rio Vista Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $30 adults, $12.50 children (4-12). RSVP by Dec. 3. Details: (954) 467-7423. x. 1012, or www.hospicecarflorida.org.
"Holiday Under the Starts," with Grammy Award nominee Roberto Perera; Wendy Pedersen, vocalist; and The South Florida Boys Choir, 4 p.m. at The Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave. Part of the proceeds to benefit the South Florida SPCA. Tickets $15-$20 adults, $10 children 6-12. Details: (305) 358-5885.
In a unique cultural event, the audience will listen to the "bard himself" recounting his life in Stratford-on-Avon and London, discussing his main works, describing his era, the great Elizabethan Age, and talking about the origins of English theater. Actor and scholar Robert Dawson has portrayed historical characters from Moses to Rodin to Newton in a wide variety of settings. 8 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Wine and hors d'ouvres offered from 7 p.m. Free. RSVP: email@example.com.
WORLD WAR II VETERANS REUNION
For the fifth consecutive year, World War II Veterans will hit the sands of Miami Beach for a reunion and commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor. "Sand in Our Boots" is an annual event to honor veterans of past and present war, and highlight the role that Miami Beach played in training hundreds of thousands of officers and enlisted men for combat in World War II. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (public is encouraged to participate). Details: (305) 534-0514.
The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies presents "The Ten Commandments of Character: Essential Advice for Living and Honorable, Ethical, Honest Life," by Rabbi and author Joseph Telushkin. 8-10 p.m. at 105 Merrick Building, 5202 University Drive, University of Miami, Coral Gables. Free. RSVP and details: (305) 284-6882.
The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies presents panel discussion "Should the US Embargo of Cuba be Changed?" Among the speakers are Jaime Suchlicki, institute director, and Emilio Bacardi Moreau, professor of history and international studies. 7-9 p.m. at Casa Bacardi, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. Admission $10. Details: (305) 284-2822.
Architect Daniel Libeskind will speak on his plans for the new World Trade Center, the extension of the Denver Art Museum and the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Presented by the American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter. 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Theater, 541 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. AIA and Architecture Club members, $10; $15, non-members. RSVP: (305) 375-1704.
WIZO FASHION SHOW
Children to Children Fashion Show Luncheon in memory of Elizabeth Dorfman. Starts 10:30 a.m., Sheraton Bal Harbour, 9701 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Hanukah Bazaar and family portraits. Admission (includes luncheon): $54 adults, &18 children over 3, and $60 per modeling child. Details: (305) 373-5268.