The Overtown Civic Partnership and Design Center in conjunction with the Collins Center for Public Policy will present David Lee, principal at Stull and Lee Architecture and Urban Design firm and professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Reception and lecture. 5:30 p.m. at The Newton Building, 3901 NE Second Ave., Design District. Details: (305) 416-3301.
SCIENCE LECTURE AND EXHIBIT
Gifford Arboretum Lecture and Art Opening will feature a lecture by Peter Vitousek, a professor at Stanford University and member of the National Academy of Science. Mr. Vitousek has pioneered a synthesis of ecosystem ecology in his research on the earth's metabolism and life cycles. Reception and art exhibit. 7-9:30 p.m. at Cox Science Center Lobby and Lecture Hall, University of Miami, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 284-5364.
Local millinery artist Victoria DiNardo-Montefiore will lecture on the history and evolution of hats throughout the centuries. A hat decorating workshop in which participants will create their own custom hats. 6-8:30 p.m. at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. $10. Reservations recommended. Details: (305) 673-7256, Ext. 206.
CELEBRITY FASHION SHOW
Tommy Hilfiger and Burdines-Macy's will celebrate the launch of new H Hilfiger collection with a celebrity fashion show. Models include Joey Fatone, Jon Secada, Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child and others. 7 p.m. at Burdines-Macy's Aventura, 19535 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura.
Barry University's African Studies Program and the Haitian Students Association will join with Diaspora World Cinema to hold a free film screening and discussion with Haitian TV producer Michelle Carries in celebration of 200 years of Haitian independence. 7 p.m. at Barry University, 111 Andreas Hall, 11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. Details: Monica Freeman, (305) 576-9745.
Miami Dade College's Florida Center for the Literary Arts will host its second Rebambaramba to celebrate National Poetry Month. The Cuban term means a mixture of things occurring simultaneously. Authors, poets, dancers, composers, visual and performance artists will present works inspired by a word that was randomly chosen one month prior to the event. 8 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 237-3940 or (305) 442-4408.
RELAY FOR LIFE
Coral Gables will host event to benefit the American Cancer Society in its mission to save lives through research, advocacy, education and service. The Relay for Life teams will consist of 10-15 people taking turns walking or running around a path. The goal is for each team to raise $1,000. 5:30 p.m. April 3 to 11 a.m. April 4 at Douglas Park, on Southwest 37th Avenue. Details: Maria Agon, (305) 443-2956, Ext. 206 or www.cancer.org.
North Shore Animal League America will hold its fourth annual Tour for Life adoption with the Humane Society of Greater Miami, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Albertson's Supermarket, 21401 NW Second Ave. Dogs and cats available. Details: Marge Stein or Marilyn Di Toro, (516) 883-7900, Ext. 254 and 393.
ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
The National Arbor Day Foundation has named the City of Coral Gables Tree City USA for the 19th year. The Coral Gables Landscape Beautification Advisory Board and the Coral Gables Garden Club will host event to celebrate. Guest speaker Mike Maunder, Director of Fairchild Tropical Garden. 11 a.m. at Granada Blvd. and Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables. Details: Public Service Dept. (305) 460-5131.
GIVING VOICE TO WOMEN
The Florida Center for the Literary Arts presents author Sandra Benitez, who has been published in multiple languages and is the winner of an American Book Award. 7 p.m. at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., room 2106. Free. Details: (305) 237-3940 or www.flcenterlitarts.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Health Industry Group will honor individuals and institutions that have had an extraordinary impact in the South Florida healthcare community. Featured speaker will be Connie Barden, cardiovascular clinical nurse specialist at Mercy Hospital. 11:30 a.m. at Radisson Hotel Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. $50. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 577-5458.
Miami City Club will host an Easter egg hunt, a buffet, live music, and a raffle for the children. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Miami City Club, 200 S Biscayne Blvd., Wachovia Financial Center, 55th floor. Non-members welcome. Adults $45; children $25. RSVP recommended. Details: (305) 373-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BILTMORE HISTORIC TOURS
The Dade Heritage Trust offers three free one-hour tours of the Biltmore Hotel every Sunday detailing the hotel's history and architectural highlights. 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. every Sunday through April 30. Details: Ruth Jacobs, (305) 667-5222 or www.biltmorehotel.com.