BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Miami-Dade College presents events and celebration of Black History Month. Fifth Annual Homage to Heritage Series: A Celebration of Diversity runs Monday through Feb. 27 with lectures, musical performances and films. The Medical Center campus hosts a photo exhibition on Dr. Martin Luther King's personal and public life. Free. Details: (305) 237-6049 or www.mdc.edu.
Father Charles Brouchard speaks on Doing Good and Becoming Holy: Morality, Spirituality and the Common Good and addresses ways to bring Catholic convictions to the table to benefit the common good. 7-9 p.m. at Andreas 111, Barry University Campus, 11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. $10. Details: (305) 899-4805.
The 63rd International Boat Show will sail into South Florida today (2/12) through Tuesday at Miami Beach Convention Center and Sealine Marina and Yachting Center, featuring the latest powerboats, engines and marine accessories from around the world. Visitors can cruise the expansive exhibition floor as well as test-drive powerboats at the Marina and Yachting Center, 1633 Bayshore Drive, Miami. $15 adults, $4 children 6-12, $24 adult two-day pass, $25 for preview Feb. 12. Details: (954) 441-3220.
Valentine's Jazz Celebration
My Funny Valentine, Jazz Celebration Moonlight Musicales in the
Garden 2004, 7 p.m. (gates open 5:30 p.m.) Saturday at Fairchild Tropical
Garden, Garden House Lawn, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $35
members, $50 non-members, $15 children 3-12. Bring a picnic basket and a
bottle of wine and enjoy the beauty of the garden and the sounds of the New
World School of the Arts High School Jazz Ensemble. From Big Band to the
classic hits of Cole Porter and George Gershwin to fall-in-love jazz favorites
will be showcased. Details: (305) 667-1651, Ext. 3391.
ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
Sixteenth annual Stephens Arts & Crafts Show runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at 2750 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove. With 150 juried national fine artists and crafts people, and international food court. Music and entertainment throughout show area. Details: (305) 558-1758, or (305) 448-2601.
Fort Lauderdale Coin Club hosts its Coin and Stamp Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Coral Ridge Mall, Oakland Park Boulevard and Federal Highway. Free. Details: (954) 977-0483.
Florida Center for Theological Studies presents William Spencer's Rastafari and the Future of Christianity, 10 a.m. at 111 NE First St., Seventh Floor. Free. Details: (305) 379-3777, Ext. 210.
Fundraising Literature Luncheon
James W. Hall will speak about his latest best-seller, "Off the Chart," and his career as a mystery writer at a fundraising luncheon to benefit the Log Cabin Nursery, a facility that helps mentally challenged people learn life-functioning skills, at noon Tuesday at Sea View Hotel, 9909 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. A native of Kentucky, Mr. Hall has had a love affair with Florida since attending high school in the state. The novel will be available for sale at the lunch and will be autographed by the author. $30 per person. Details and RSVP: (305) 937-4469.
Pawsitively Humane, the animal lovers' network of the Humane Society of Greater Miami, hosts Mardi Paws, a Mardi Gras masquerade bash 6-9 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays in Coconut Grove's Cocowalk. Partygoers are invited to get into the spirit by wearing a creative mask to the event. $10 members, $20 non-members, includes two free drinks and appetizers. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Details: www.pawsitivelyhumane.org.
ITALIAN FUNDRAISING DINNER
The Rotaract Club of Coral Gables hosts a Bella Notte
Italian dinner at St. Philip's Episcopal Church and School, 1142 Coral Way.
The dinner will feature a selection of Italian favorites. A portion of the
proceeds will go to the Christina Carriazo School Supply Fund.
Contributions to the fund work to increase resources and supplies for
students of Miami Shores Elementary. $10. Details: (305) 662-1210.
Terry Gross, host of NPR's "Fresh Air," shares in-depth insights on the movers and shakers of American culture and politics. Hailed as one of the world's best interviewers, Mr. Gross brings intimate conversations with leading figures in politics, music, sports, writing and the arts to over 4 million listeners on more than 414 National Public Radio stations across the country. "Fresh Air," which first aired in 1975, has gained numerous awards and recognition, including the prestigious Peabody Award and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Award for Best Live Radio Program. Ms. Gross' work was cited for its "probing questions, revelatory interviews and unusual insights." 8 p.m. at Green Library, GL 100, FIU-University Park 11200 SW Eighth St., Miami. Details: (305) 348-3689.