THE LATINO VOTE
Florida Center for the Literary Arts and Miami-Dade College present a panel to discuss the impact of the Latino vote on the 2004 election. The panel will be moderated by Univision's Jorge Ramos who will first discuss his book "The Latino Wave: How Hispanics Will Elect The Next American President." 7:30 p.m. at Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus,
Auditorium, Room 1261, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 237-3940 or www.flcenterlitarts.com.
GOVERNMENT ON THE GO
Miami-Dade County presents the Government on the Go bus. The bus will be traveling to various locations to assist in applications of U.S. passports, purchasing of transit items and voter registrations. Individuals may also obtain their water conservation kits at any of the locations. 10a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at MDPD Northside Open House, 2950 NW 83rd St., Miami; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct 19 at Jackson South Community Hospital, 9333 SW 152nd St., Miami. Details: (305) 468-5900.
The Cuban American Bar Association will host a mayoral debate luncheon featuring candidates Carlos Alvarez and Jimmy Morales. Event will be moderated by political reporter Michael Putney. 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Hotel, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. RSVP by today (10/14). $31-$41. Details: (305) 371-2220.
THE PEOPLE SPEAK
The United Nations Foundations presents "The People Speak: America Debates Its Role in the World." Event will feature a panel discussion regarding American power and global security moderated by ABC News. 6:30 p.m. at the University of Miami School of Business, the Storer Auditorium, 5250 University Drive, Coral Gables. RSVP by Oct. 14. Details: (305) 436-1819 or www.protocolecorp.com/un.
The Urban Environment League of Greater Miami will host a dinner to discuss eight amendments that will appear on the November 2 ballot. Featured speakers will be District 117 Representative Julio Robaina and District 106 Representative Dan Gelber. 6 p.m. at the Miami River Inn, 118 South River Dr., Miami. RSVP required. $25. Detials: (305) 425-0045.
The Miami-Dade County Historic Preservation Board will host an informational forum on the 2004 Building Better Communities Bond Program. Voters will learn about the programs resolutions including improving County's water, sewer and flood control system and parks and recreational facilities. 6:30 p.m. at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Central Courtyard, 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 375-2756 or www.miamidade.gov.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will host a general membership networking breakfast. Featuring keynote speaker Charlie Crist, Attorney General for the State of Florida. 7:30 a.m. at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Free for members; $25 others. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
POLLS AND PREDICTIONS
The University of Miami will present a lecture by renowned pollster John Zogby. Zogby will hold a question and answer session addressing the 2004 presidential election. 3 p.m. at the University of Miami, Francis L. Wolfson Building, Studio C, 5100 Brunson Dr., Coral Gables. Details: www.miami.edu.v