GOOD GOVERNMENT SERIES
Miami-Dade County will present a discussion by Merrett R. Steirheim, outgoing superintendent of the Miami-Dade Public School System, as part of its Good Government Series. He will speak about the challenges and rewards of a 30-year career in public service. 6 p.m. at the Merrett R. Steirheim Urban Affairs Collection, Main Library, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-5487.
Vision: Miami, an organization that holds weekly networking and relationship building events for local business people, artists and community members, will hold a Vision session with motivational coach Arthur L. Andrews to speak about his series "The Art of the Close." 7-9 p.m. at the Wyndham Grand Bay Hotel, 2669 S Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 305-2651 or www.visionmiami.net.
MIAMIntelligence will offer Painting Like the Masters, a four-week course that will trace methods of painting from the 16th through the 20th centuries, allowing students to emulate the works of the masters as a means of technical and artistic improvement. 9:30-11:30 a.m. today (6/17), June 24 and July 1 at 2000 S Dixie Highway, Coconut Grove. Members $100; others $125. Details: (305) 860-2499 or www.miamintelligence.com.
ELTON JOHN RENDITION
The South Beach Gay Men's Chorus will perform Elton John's No. 1 in "Still Standing: The Music of Elton John" while costumed in boas and platform shoes in emulation of the performer. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lincoln Theater, 541 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. $25-$45. Details: (305) 604-8787 or www.sobegaychorus.org.
CELEBRITY DOMINO NIGHT
Amigos for Kids will hold Miami Celebrity Domino Night, a fundraising event featuring musical performances by Albita, celebrity players, a fashion showcase of the Lucy Pereda Collection and an auction. All proceeds will benefit Amigos for Kids, a non-profit corporation that provides services for at-risk youth in South Florida, 8 p.m. at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $100-$125. Guayaberas or Miami chic attire. Details: (305) 279-1155 or www.amigosforkids.org.
BY HERSELF SERIES
MIAMIntelligence will screen the film "Dear Papa" as the first event in its By Herself: A Film/discussion Series, which explores the issues facing women in mid-life and beyond. "Dear Papa" shows a mother and daughter as they share memories of a dying father and grandfather. The women's sharing incites reflections about relationships with parents, limitations placed on females in society, taking control of one's life, and death. 7-8:30 p.m. at 2000 S Dixie Highway, Coconut Grove. $10. Details: (305) 860-2499 or www.miamintelligence.com.
MARTINI BENEFIT EVENT
Shoes for the Soul Inc., a non-profit organization that provides shoes for needy children, will hold a fundraising event with a colorful martini theme. Hors d'oeuvres, martinis and an auction. Shoe donations welcome. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Brasserie Las Olas, 333 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $25. Details: (954) 229-2344 or www.shoesforthesoul.org.
BankUnited and Miami Today will hold an International Roundtable discussion, Free Trade Countdown, on important issues as the October target date for completion of the Free Trade Area of the Americas accord approaches. Breakfast session, panel discussion and question-and-answer forum. 7:30 a.m. at JW Marriott, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. Free. Details: Claudia Fernandez, (305) 358-1008.
Former Miami Heat basketball star Alonzo Mourning and City Furniture will sponsor a golf tournament to raise funds for underprivileged youth in South Florida. Celebrity guests from the sports and entertainment industries will participate. Buffet, open bar, gift bags and prizes. 8 a.m. at Doral Golf Resort and Spa, 4400 NW 87th Ave. $750 to $2,500. Details: (305) 476-0095, Ext. 102.
The North Dade Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its installation and awards dinner for officers and directors. Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis will speak. Cocktail reception and music. 7 p.m. at Capital Grille, Galleria Mall, 2414 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $85. Details: (305) 690-9123.
ANNUAL BOAT SHOW
The 11th Annual South Florida Boat Show will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. South Florida's only summer boating exhibition event will showcase hundreds of power boats and nautical accessories, and offer free seminars on fishing, boating and diving. June 25-28 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1700 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. $4-$8. Details: (954) 946-6164 or www.soflaboatshow.com.
FENG SHUI WORKSHOP
Feng shui master Elyse Santoro will present Enlightened by Design, a daylong workshop that will teach participants the basic principles of feng shui and how to apply the ancient art of placement to daily life to create greater balance and happiness. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Priority Living Systems, 9325 NE Sixth Ave., Suite C, Miami Shores. $175. Details: (305) 866-4840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The South Dade YMCA will sponsor its YMCA Dolphin Tournament, a fishing tournament to benefit the YMCA's Building Our Home campaign. Dinner, awards ceremony and auction will follow the tournament. 7 a.m. start; 4:30 p.m. weigh-in at South Dade YMCA, 9355 SW 134th St. $250-$300 per boat. Register by June 24. Details: (305) 259-1204 or www.yfish.org.
<6s>UNITED WAY EVENT
<6p>United Way of Miami-Dade will hold its annual meeting and Volunteer Awards Program lunch reception to honor individuals. 11:30 a.m. at Radisson Hotel Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30. RSVP by June 18. Details: Robert Silva, (305) 646-7115 or email@example.com.
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.