Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on May 20, 2004
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds to cure and control cystic fibrosis, will hold its 6th Annual Fashion Art Ball to benefit the Foundation. Hors d’oeuvres, cocktail reception, auctions and fashion show. 8-11 p.m. at the Alfred I. Dupont Bldg., 169 E. Flagler St., Miami. $100. Details: www.cff.org.
The MiamIntelligence Center will hold a four-week course that develops strategies to change attitudes, release stress, create goals and increase productivity as well as leisure time. 6-7 p.m. today (5/20), May 27 and June 3 at 2000 S. Dixie Highway, Coconut Grove. Members $40; others $50. Details: (305) 860-2499.
The South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum will host an educational event on professional liability insurance for physicians and health-care organizations. Dr. Arthur Palamara of the Broward County Medical Association and Glenn Falk of Parenti-Falk PA will speak. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Parkway Regional Medical Center, Main Conference Rm., 160 NW 170th St., Miami Beach. Members $25; others $35. Details: George Andrews, (305) 237-3118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE CLASSIC II
Miami Dade College will hold its first Food and Hospitality Exp that will showcase a professional job fair that will be attended by South Florida’s hospitality service companies seeking to meet and interview potential employees. Educational seminars, private breakfast, International Village exhibit and cooking demonstrations offered. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Room 2106, Building 2, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 237-3044 or www.mdc.edu.
The Globe CafÈ and Bar will hold the first annual Cuba Libre Block Party in celebration of Cuba’s 1902 Independence Day. Live music including performances by Cuban singer Albita and the Zarabanda Band. 4 p.m.-1 a.m. at The Globe, 377 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 445-3555.
CubaNostalgia Inc. will hold its sixth annual Celebrating Cuba Dance honoring Celia Cruz. The three-day event will showcase Cuban life, customs and heritage through a presentation including Cuban memorabilia, art exhibits, musical arrangements, books, jewelry and traditional Cuban cuisine. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday (5/21) and Saturday (5/22); 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday (5/23) at the Coconut Grove Convention Center, 2700 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 856-7595 or www.cubanostalogia.org.
The Creative Children’s Therapy Center, an organization that provides speech, occupation and physical therapy for children suffering from neurological disorders, will hold a fundraising bazaar to benefit the Center. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Shops of Kendall, 12508 N. Kendall Dr., Miami. Details: (305) 387-2901.
HAVANA SUMMER CASINO
The Mercy Foundation and the Ambassadors of Mercy will host a casino-themed fundraiser to benefit Mercy Hospital. Dinner, music, gambling and prizes. Guayabera and 1950s attire optional. 8 p.m. at Hotel InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $125. Details: Ady Arrieta, (305) 285-2711 or email@example.com.
The Miracle Journeys magazine will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Center for Positive Connections, a community-based organization that provides support to those afflicted with HIV/AIDS and their families. Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, live music and multimedia art displays. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at Studio 57, 5748 NE Fourth Ave., Miami. $10. Details: (305) 757-9770, www.miraclejourneys.com or www.positiveconnections.org.
The University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Florida Brain Tumor Association will host a brain-tumor awareness conference for survivors, families and friends. Lunch and live music. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Westin Hotel, 400 Corporate Dr., Fort Lauderdale. $20. Details: (305) 243-4318.
The Rotary Club of Doral-Miami West will hold a meeting with District Governor Bob Simon. 12:15-1:30 p.m. at 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant, 1395 NW 57 Ave., Miami. $15. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FACE, a non-profit organization that seeks to improve relations between Cuban refugees and their country of residence, will hold its 15th Excellence Awards Dinner to honor the achievements of Cubans that have contributed to the goals of FACE. 6:30 p.m. at JW Marriott, 1108 Brickell Ave., Miami. $100. Business attire. Details: (305) 774-3550.
The Korean War Veterans will hold a memorial program for all deceased American military and surviving veterans. 7 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 303 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 445-3557.
The Book of Honor Inc. will hold a memorial signing ceremony for all those who wish to inscribe the name of a deceased veteran in the Book of Honor to be recognized during the ceremony and honored with a memorial certificate. Those currently serving in the military as well as their family and friends will also be acknowledged. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 30 at the American Legion Post, 303 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 31 at the BPOE Lodge 948, 10301 Sunset Dr., Miami. Details: (786) 346-6661.
BILTMORE HISTORIC TOURS
The Dade Heritage Trust offers three free one-hour tours of the Biltmore Hotel detailing the hotel’s history and architectural highlights. 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Details: Ruth Jacobs, (305) 667-5222 or www.biltmorehotel.com.