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 in their effort technical and artistic improvements. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 2000 S. Dixie Highway, Coconut Grove. Members $100; others $125. Details: (305) 860-2499 or www.miamintelligence.com.
The La Lega del Viscayani committee will hold its sixth annual Red, White and Blue event to benefit the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens restoration and preservation efforts. Live music, performances, dancing and an auction. 8 p.m.-midnight at 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $25-$40. Details: (305) 856-4866 or www.vizcayans.org.
The Miami Museum of Science will organize an Independence Day party for the whole family. Workshops and demonstrations on ice cream-making and the science of popcorn, a rocket launch and a fireworks display. $6-$10. Details: (305) 646-4200 or www.miamisci.org.
The City of Hollywood will celebrate the 228th birthday of the United States of America with a celebratory evening of boardwalk performances featuring "Uncle Sam Himself," live music and an offshore fireworks display. 6 p.m.-midnight on Hollywood Beach and Broadwalk, Hollywood. Details: (954) 921-3404 or www.hollywoodfl.org.
Les Halles Restaurant will hold its sixth annual Liberty Festival, an 11-day event to celebrate the American and French independence holidays with music, dancing, Bastille races, face painting and favorite foods from both cultures. Sunday until July 14 at Les Halles Restaurant, 2415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: Christele Delahaye, (305) 461-1099.
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.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Books & Books will present Carter W. Hodding, author of "Stolen Water: Saving the Everglades From Its Friends, Foes and Florida," a non-fiction work that looks at the present and future state of the Florida Everglades from different social, political, cultural and environmental perspectives. 8 p.m. at 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Community Health of South Dade Inc., an organization that provides health-care services to South Dade families, will present the Robert Bailey Comedy Extravaganza featuring Mo'nique, comedian and NAACP Image Award-winning actress. Proceeds to benefit the organizations programs. 7 p.m. at Jackie Gleason Theatre, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 358-5885 or www.gleasontheater.com.
The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will hold its 12th annual International Mango Festival to celebrate the summer's mango harvest with tree displays and sales, interactive workshops, children's games, culinary samplings, mango tasting and an auction. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 10, 9:30-6 p.m. July 11 at 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables. $5-$10. Details: (305) 667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
Aventura Mall will hold a two-day indoor farmer's market that will showcase a variety of fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, gourmet foods and more. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 10. Noon-8 p.m. July 11 at the Fountain Court by Bloomingdale's, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura. Details: (305) 935-1110 or www.shopaventuramall.com.
Mosaiques, an Upper East Side restaurant with international cuisine, will hold a weekly Language Night that will allow patrons to converse freely in a foreign language while dining. Spanish, French, Italian, English and Portuguese tables available. Reservations required. No minimum proficiency-level necessary. Every Thursday. Mosaiques, 6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores. Details: (305) 759-2001.
The Community Partnership for Homeless, a non-profit corporation that partners with the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust to provide support services and facilities for the homeless, will offer a tour of their Homeless Assistance Center-Miami every Tuesday. 10 a.m. at 1550 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 329-3042.
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.