Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on April 21, 2005
FRANK W. ABAGNALE SEMINAR
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce presents Frank W. Abagnale, author of "Catch Me If You Can," who will discuss fraud prevention and his life story. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $50. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
PARTY AT MERRICK PARK
The Wellness Community of Greater Miami hosts a walkabout social and networking cocktail including hors d’oeuvres, desserts, live jazz and spring fashion show. 6 p.m. at The Garden at the Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables. $75. Details: Kathy Zirulnick, (305) 668-5900.
EVENING UNDER THE STARS
Viscaya will host its seventh annual Evening Under The Stars fundraiser featuring food and wine from local eateries, live music, dancing and raffles. 7 p.m. at Viscaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 South Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. $30-$40. Details: (305) 856-4866.
RED HOT & BLUE
The Coral Gables Junior Women’s Club presents its 66th annual cabaret featuring more than 60 dancers and Broadway musical numbers. Proceeds will benefit the May Van Sickle Children’s Dental Clinic, which provides over $195,000 annually in free dental care for children in need. Through April 24. 8 p.m. at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E Flagler St., Miami. Details: Christy Hernandez (305) 450-6832.
FISH FOR ALL FUNDRAISING TOURNAMENT
The Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale hosts a fishing tournament and fundraiser. All participants are welcome including families and children. Event will feature more than $5,000 in cash prizes. Proceeds to benefit community projects. 7 a.m. at the Hillsboro Inlet. $300 per boat. Details: (954) 782-3434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bass Art Museum hosts a panel discussion including a comparison of Miami, Las Vegas and Havana as tourist meccas, their unprecedented growth in the 1950s and the explosion of the postwar leisure class in America. 3 p.m. at the Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: www.bassmuseum.org.
RHYTHM OF THE TROPICS
Miami MetroZoo hosts Rhythm of the Tropics, celebrating the cultures of the different Pan-American regions. Event will feature food, music, crafts and more. Through April 24 at Dr. Wilde’s World, Miami MetroZoo, 12400 SW 152 St. Details: www.miamimetrozoo.com.
EARTH N’ US FARM
Operation Green Leaves will host the 12 annual Earth Day Festival in the heart of Little Haiti. Event features educational booths, The Earth Man Concert, Fantasy Theater’s environmental play, live music, food and contests. Noon- 6 p.m. at 7630 NE 1 Ave. Details: www.oglhaiti.com.
ICE CREAM CAKE SOCIAL
In celebration of the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s 25th anniversary, Cold Stone Creamery will host the World’s Largest Ice Cream Cake Social to benefit chapters across America. 5 p.m. Cold Stone Creamery, 9059 S Dixie Hwy. and other location throughout South Florida. Details: Robyn Fink (954) 967-9474 or email@example.com.
LATIN MUSIC AWARDS
The Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards returns to Miami featuring four days of events and live performances at the Hotel Intercontinental throughout the week leading up to the internationally televised awards show on April 28 at Miami Arena, 701 Arena Blvd. and Hotel Intercontinental, 100 Chopin Plaza, second level, Miami. $26.50- $66.50. Details: www.billboardevents.com.
The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers presents The Castro Obsession: U.S. Covert Operations Against Cuba, 1959-1965, by Don Bohning. 7-9 p.m. at Casa Bacardi/Olga-Carlos Saladrigas Hall, Institute for Cuban and Cuban American Studies, University of Miami, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-2822.
KOREAN WAR VETERANS
The Korean War Veterans Miami-Dade Chapter 110 will meet to finalize plans for commemoration of the 55th anniversary of commencement of hostilities. 7 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 303 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 445-3557.
CHILDREN’S CHOICE AWARDS
Children’s Harbor hosts the Second Annual Children’s Choice Awards, a black tie event to honor community leaders for their commitment to children. 7 p.m. at the Marina Marriott, 1881 SE 17 St., Fort Lauderdale. $500. Details: (954) 392-5689 x211.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE
The College of Education at the Florida International University will host a conference with keynote speaker Mitch Madique, president of FIU. Students and faculty to speak on topics such as leadership and women; Islam; literacy; Japanese educational system; language learning; and professional development. A lunchtime panel provides interactive discussion with the audience on issues of importance to the school and community. Registration fee includes refreshments, lunch and CD-ROMs. 8 a.m-5 p.m. in the College of Education at FIU’s University Park Campus, Southwest 107th Avenue and Eighth Street, Miami. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick will install the new officers for Miami Pioneers/Natives of Dade. Noon at the Coral Gables Country Club, 997 N. Greenway Dr., Coral Gables. $25. Details: Susan Redding, (305) 661-7316.