Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on October 21, 2004
The Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library will present its annual book sale, with books and audiovisual materials from a wide variety of subjects. Through Sunday at the Miami-Dade Public Library, Main Library, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-5017.
Turnberry International Realty and International Sales Group will present a golf classic to benefit the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation for Pediatric Kidney Research. Prizes include a Mercedes Benz as a hole-in-one prize on the third hole and $100,000 in cash for a hole-in-one on the 13th hole. 11:30 a.m. at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort and Club, 19735 Turnberry Way, Aventura. $400-$1,600. Details: (954) 962-2700 or email@example.com.
Williamson Cadillac will host a cocktail benefiting the National Kidney Foundations of Florida. Complimentary Bacardi cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. 6-9 p.m. at Williamson Cadillac, 7815 SW 104th St. RSVP by 10/19. Free. Details: (305) 854-5690.
The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will host a wine tasting fundraiser. Guests will have a chance to sample over 60 wines from around the world. 7-10 p.m. at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Garden House, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $60-$130. Details: Maggie Rossi, (305) 667-1651 ext. 3377 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
Miami-Dade transit will conduct a series of tours, Herencia Hispana, in recognition of Hispanic Heritage month. The three-hour tours will be offered in English and Spanish aboard air-conditioned Metrobuses. The early history of Spaniards in South Florida and migratory trends will be discussed. Departure times are 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. every Saturday in October at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., Miami. Free. RSVP required. Details: (305) 884-7567.
Miami Seaquarium presents Monster Splash 2004, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Amigos for Kids, a nonprofit corporation that caters to South Florida’s abused, abandoned and less-fortunate children. The event will feature themed animal shows and candy stations for trick-or-treaters. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. for Daytime Bash; 5-10 p.m. for Nighttime Bash through Oct. 31 at Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway on Virginia Key. Regular admission for Daytime Bash; $13 for Nighttime Bash. Details: www.miamiseaquarium.com.
Hospice Care of Southeast Florida Inc., which provides services to Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, will host a chili cook-off fundraising event. Participants will have an opportunity to showcase their chili recipes at this Tenth Annual event. Noon-4 p.m. at Big Dog Saloon, 2283 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Admission is free; $40 for cook-off team entry. Details: Suzanne Batzer, (954) 467-7423 or www.hospicecareflorida.org.
Baptist Hospital’s annual ball, Noche Tropical, benefits the Neuroscience Center. Featuring entertainer Willy Chirino. 6:30 p.m. at Fontainebleau Hilton, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $400. Details: Michelle Ramkisson, (786) 569-8954.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Miami-Dade County Department of Human Services and Safespace Foundation Inc. will host a domestic violence march in memory of Ms. Gladys Ricart and all victims of domestic violence. Stop Family Violence U.S. postage stamp will be unveiled. Community Leaders throughout South Florida will address the public. Participants are encouraged to wear wedding gowns or white attire. 4-7 p.m. at Lummus Park, Ocean Drive and Ninth St., Miami Beach. Details: Rachel Tourgeman, (305) 514-6131 or Josie Ashton (305) 758-2804 ext. 252.
The National Kidney Foundation of Florida will present its Cadillac Invitational Golf Tournament. Winners of the amateur golf tournament will qualify to compete in the national finals at Pebble Beach and win airfare from Northwest Airlines. 9:30 a.m. at Crandon Golf Course, 6700 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $500 per person (four to a team). Details: Jennifer Cummings, (305) 854-5690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The South Florida MPI Chapter presents "The Heat is On," a teambuilding event. Teams led by a professional chef will compete for awards. A portion of the funds raised will be donated to the Cooperative Feeding Program of South Florida. 5:30 p.m. at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, One Seminole Way, Hollywood. Details: (954) 838-8000 or email@example.com.
The Cuban American Nation Council will host a cocktail to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. 6-8 p.m. at Chispa Restaurant, 225 Altara Ave., Coral Gables. RSVP required. Detail: (305) 642-3484, ext. 101.
PRESENTING CELIA CRUZ
The Miami-Dade Public Library presents an exhibition celebrating the many facets of Celia Cruz’s life through the lens of photographer Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte’s 15-year association with her. 6:30 p.m. at the Miami-Dade Public Library, Main Library Auditorium, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-2665 or www.mdpls.org.
The 45th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will feature the newest boats, yachts, superyachts, sailing yachts, electronics, engines and marine accessories. Spectators will be able to behold more than 200 luxury superyachts including the Tiara superyacht estimated at $33 million. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Nov. 1 at 1115 NE Ninth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $5-$16. Details: (954) 764-7642, (800) 940-7642 or www.showmanagement.com.
The Easter Seals of Miami-Dade will host its annual installation dinner and awards banquet to honor Sen. Federica Wilson and Judge Norman Gerstein. Easter Seals’ culinary arts students will prepare and serve the dinner. 6-9 p.m. at Easter Seals Miami-Dade, 1475 NW 14th Ave., Miami. RSVP required. $75. Details: (305) 547-4758 or www.miami.easter-seals.com.
WINE & FOOD CLASSIC
The second annual Palm Beach Wine and Food Classic will showcase wines and cuisines form around the world. The event will include a series of seminars, cooking demonstrations and culinary events. Gala dinner, dancing and silent wine auction will be held on Saturday night. Through Oct. 31 at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. $30-$175. Details: (800) 432-2335, (951) 582-2800.
HONG KONG FESTIVAL
The Miami Overseas Chinese Association will host the Miami Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race and Festival in celebration of the culture and its history. Part of the proceeds will go to the YMCA, Communications Integration, the Miami Overseas Chinese Association and the fight against breast cancer. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 31 at Brickell Key Island, Brickell Avenue and Southeast Eighth Street, Miami. RSVP required. Free. Details: www.miamidragon.com.
The Miami Beach Botanical Garden will host a costume party featuring an open bar, live entertainment and catering by Miami Beach restaurants. Costumes are encouraged. The event will raise funds for environmental and educational programs. 8 p.m. at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr. $50. Details: (305) 673-7256, ext. 202 or www.mbgarden.org.
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. If it’s vacant, the Al Capone Suite on the 13th floor could be shown. 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Details: Ruth Jacobs, (305) 667-5222 or www.biltmorehotel.com.