Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on June 3, 2004
The MiamIntelligence Center will hold a the last course in a four-week series that develops strategies to change attitudes, release stress, create goals and increase productivity as well as leisure time. 6-7 p.m. today (6/3) at 2000 S Dixie Highway, Coconut Grove. Members $40; others $50. Details: (305) 860-2499.
Dr. Miriam Subriana will speak about her book "Who’s in charge of your life?: Reflections on personal power." Dr. Subriana is an artist and teacher of meditation in Barcelona. The discussion will focus on the sharing of her life experiences as a means of initiating moments of self-reflection for audience members. 8 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.booksandbooks.com.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People of Miami-Dade will hold its 16th annual Freedom Fund Banquet to benefit the NAACP’s community programs. Judge Mablean Ephriam of Fox TV’s "Divorce Court" will speak. 6 p.m. June 5 at Hyatt Regency of Miami, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. Semiformal attire. $100. RSVP by Sunday. Details: (305) 495-4840 or t’email@example.com.
EYE BANK FUNDRAISER
The Florida Lions Eye Bank, a nonprofit organization that provides donor eye tissue for corneal transplantation to patients and generates resources needed for the study of eye disease, will hold its annual dinner to benefit the organization. The event will feature Broadway-style entertainment with Shirley Arkin, a former opera singer and Broadway performer. 7 p.m. June 5 at Omni Colonnade Hotel, 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $50. Details: (305) 324-4340 or www.fleb.org.
ANNUAL HURRICANE FAIR
The City of Miami Beach will hold its 3rd annual Hurricane Information and Preparedness Fair to provide information to Miami Beach residents and businesses on recommended methods of preparation before and after a hurricane. Miami Beach is a mandatory evacuation zone for all hurricanes. Hurricane season runs through Nov. 30. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 5, 1000 block of Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 604-2489 or www.miamibeachfl.gov.
A NIGHT IN HAVANA GALA
St. Thomas University’s gala fundraiser with the theme Havana Nights will benefit the university’s scholarship fund, which aids 98% of the university’s students. Cocktail reception, dinner, auction and live music. 6 p.m. Friday at Doral Golf Resort & Spa, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral. $500. Details: (305) 628-6660 or www.stu.edu.
POINCIANA FIESTA 2004
The Tropical Flowering Tree Society and the City of South Miami will hold the 67th Annual Royal Poinciana Fiesta 2004. The Fiesta will feature trolley tours of historic homes and gardens, music concerts, children’s games, lectures and demonstrations. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 5 and June 6 at the City of South Miami City Hall, 6130 Sunset Dr., South Miami. Free, except for trolley tours. Details: (305) 789-7608.
The Deering Estate at Cutler will offer beginner-level Hatha Yoga classes. 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through June 30 at 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 235-1668, Ext. 225.
Miami New Times reporter and National Public Radio contributor Steven Dudley will discuss his book "Murder and guerilla politics in Colombia." His work details the complexity and dangers that define the life of Colombians today. 6:30 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.booksandbooks.com.
"CUTS FOR A CAUSE"
The Paul Miller Hair Studio, Miami Dolphins Sam Madison and Hollywood Mayor Mara Giluanti will hold a fundraising event to benefit the Madison Avenue for Kids Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides educational, social and economic assistance services to at-risk youth and their families. Haircuts by Paul Miller stylists, hors d’oeuvres, live music, personal appearances by Miami Dolphins players. 6:30 p.m. at Paul Miller Hair Studio, 2019 Hollywood Blvd., Downtown Hollywood. $50. All proceeds are to benefit the Madison Avenue for Kids Foundation. Details: (954) 922-9710.
DESIGN STUDENT AWARDS
The interior designs of selected Miami International University students will be honored by judges and used in the creation of interiors for Space 01 Luxury Lofts, a residential condominium project. 6-8 p.m. at Space 01 Sales Pavilion, 1755 Kennedy Causeway, N. Bay Village. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 864-3434, Ext. 39.
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.