CUBA'S PAST AND FUTURE
Joe Garcia, executive director of the Cuban American National Foundation, will speak at the "Next in Line: Cuba! That Was Then, This is Now" event. He will discuss Cuba's history, US policy toward Cuba and Cuba's possible future. 7 p.m. at Yuca Restaurant, 394 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables. Details: www.nextinline.biz or firstname.lastname@example.org.
'THE ART OF THE CLOSE'
Arthur L. Andrews, a motivational speaker, and Suited for Success Inc., a non-profit organization that helps welfare recipients enter the workforce, will present the training series The Art of the Close. The series emphasizes methods for dealing with change and realizing personal potential. Mr. Andrews will provide 20 scholarships to Suited for Success Inc. participants that will allow them to attend his training seminars. Lunch and refreshments served. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $89-$99. Details: (305) 408-3214 or www.thartoftheclose.com.
MIAMIntelligence will offer Painting Like the Masters, a 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 (6/24) and July 1 at 2000 S. Dixie Highway, Coconut Grove. Members $100; others $125. Details: (305) 860-2499 or www.miamintelligence.com.
Bank United 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.
Pollo Tropical Tropichop will present a free street concert featuring Azul Azul and Iko Iko with live entertainment and prizes to be provided by Y-100 and other local radio stations. For every guest that attends, Pollo Tropical will donate a free meal to the Miami Rescue Mission. 4-6 p.m. between Southeast First and Third avenues, Miami. Details: www.downtownmiami.com or email@example.com.
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.
Miami Dade College will hold free public informational sessions for students interested in enrolling in its new four-year Bachelor's degree program in Education. 10 a.m. at MDC North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., Room 4207, Miami Shores. 9 a.m. at MDC Kendall Campus, 11011 SW 104th St., Building 2, Room 2111, Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 237-6162 or www.mdc.edu.
ANTIQUES AND JEWELRY
The Coconut Grove Convention Center will hold an Antique and Jewelry Show. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Noon-6 p.m. at the Coconut Grove Convention Center, 2700 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. $4.50. Details: Glinda Walls, (305) 444-8454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
BY HERSELF SERIES
MIAMIntelligence will screen the film "Table for One," the second event in its By Herself: A Film-Discussion Series, which explores the issues facing women in midlife and beyond. "Table for One" shows the feelings of a recently single woman as she eats alone in a restaurant. Reflections on double standards, alcoholism, internal strength and moving forward. 7-8:30 p.m. at 2000 S. Dixie Highway, Coconut Grove. $10. Details: (305) 860-2499 or www.miamintelligence.com.
'THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW'
MIAMIntelligence will offer a seminar that examines the science that underlies the plot of the summer disaster movie "The Day After Tomorrow." Paleoclimatologist and University of Miami professor Larry C. Peterson will discuss ice cores, ocean circulation and real climate events that occurred during and near the end of the last Ice Age. He is an authority on the reconstruction of past climates from deep-sea sediments and on abrupt climate change. 7 p.m. at 2000 S. Dixie Hwy., Coconut Grove. $10. Details: (305) 860-2499.
<6p>The City of Coral Gables will hold its ninth annual Gables Fourth celebration featuring golf and tennis tournaments with a breakfast, a barbecue luncheon, an awards ceremony, carnival activities, a symphony concert and fireworks displays. 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. at Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $20-$125. Details: (305) 445-1926, www.coralgables.com or www.biltmorehotel.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.