Wine & Food Festival
InterContinental Miami hosts the Miami Wine & Food Festival, featuring more than 60 wines and food. Proceeds will benefit the Baptist Health of South Florida Foundation and the United Way of Miami-Dade. Through April 9 at InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $65-$5,000. Details: www.miamiwinefestival.com.
CELEBRITY POLO MATCH
The Buoniconti Fund to cure paralysis hosts safari adventure polo match and gala, with Tommy Lee Jones as host. Event to feature interactive cooking display and dinner by local chefs and celebrities. 6:30 p.m. at International Polo Club, 13420 South Shore Blvd, Wellington. Details: Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard at (305) 243-4656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Health Professions Division of Nova Southeastern University host its annual fundraising gala including cocktails, dinner and dancing to a full orchestra. The event will pay tribute to the memory of Morton Terry, founder of the university's health-professions division. 7 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Pier 66, 2301 SE 17th St. Causeway, Fort Lauderdale. $275 per person, $2,750 per table. Details: Jay Tischenkel, (954) 262-1501.
Radisson Hotel will host the Ninth Symposium of the Americas. Program will highlight security challenges, proposed customs and other border procedures under the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas, modernization and availability of financing for new technologies and initiatives. RSVP required. $550-$650. April 11-13 at New Radisson Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 225-2123 or www.customs-symposium.com.
HEART BALL OF MIAMI
The American Heart Association presents the Heart Ball of Miami. Includes cocktails, silent auction, dinner, dancing and live auction. Theme will be Shaken, not Stirred. Proceeds will benefit life-saving research and
educational programs. 6:30 p.m. at Parrot Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami. $500. Details: (305) 856-1449.
STARS GALA AUCTION
Actors' Playhouse presents the 14th annual Reach for the Stars gala auction. Event includes gourmet dining, entertainment, silent auction and live auction. Proceeds will benefit the Actors' Playhouse Miracle Endowment Fund. Black tie optional. 7 p.m. at Actors' Playhouse Miracle Theater, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $75. Details: (305) 444-9293, Ext. 609, or www.actorsplayhouse.org.