ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION MEETING
The Biscayne Bay Regional Restoration Coordination Team will meet to work on their draft for the needs of Biscayne Bay. Meeting is open to anyone interested in the protection and preservation of the Greater Everglades and South Florida Ecosystem. Meeting will include an open forum. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the South Florida Water Management District, 9001 NW 58th St., Miami. Details: Mary Plumb (305) 348-1662 or www.sfrestore.org.
CUBAN FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
Barry University's Department of Fine Arts presents the Cuban Fine Arts Festival featuring demonstrations and lectures on Cuban music, art and theater. Through April 30 at Barry University, 1321 NW 14th St., Miami. Details: (305) 899-3389 or www.barry.edu.
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.
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 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. $500. Details: (954) 392-5689 x211.
DAY OF CARING
The Fourth Annual Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness will include breakfast, a full morning of seminars on breast cancer topics, a luncheon and fashion show featuring breast cancer survivors. 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Parrot Jungle, 1111 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. $45. Details: www.dayofcaringsfl.org.
HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO
NBC-6 presents the Health and Fitness Expo featuring family activities combined with important health and medical information. Through may 1. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. Details: www.nbc6.net.
The Overtown Cook-off is a community barbeque with different nationalities showcasing multicultural foods and cooking skills. Noon-7 p.m. at the Ninth Street Pedestrian Mall, Miami. Details: Kristopher Smith (305) 372-4550.
COMMITTEE OF 100 MEETING
The Women's Committee of 100 hosts a meeting featuring lunch, the installation of 2005-06 officers and the Trail Blazer Awards. This year's recipients: Sonia Jacobson, founder and Barbara Tifford, co-founder of Suited For Success. 10 a.m. at Miami Women's Club, 1717 N Bayshore Dr., Miami. $18. Details: Nellie Justi (305) 757-4825.
The Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce presents Masquerade, its 49th annual installation ball. Event will feature "Phantom of the Opera" lead Daniel Callaway and the Alhambra Symphony Orchestra performing music from the Broadway production; casino gaming; the installation of Maurice Weiner to the chamber; and Golden Coconut Award recipients. 7 p.m. at Sonesta Hotel and Suites, 2889 MacFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove. $125-$2500. Details: (305) 444-7270 or email@example.com.
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.
The National Council of Jewish Women Greater Miami Section hosts a Mother's Day Charity Luncheon featuring the installation of the 2005-07 board and gift bazaar. Luncheon co-chairs, Jennifer Elegant and Jennifer Gould, will present the President's Award to Sharlane Packard and the 2005-06 grant allocations to local non-profit organizations. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at LaGorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Rd., Miami Beach. $50. Details: (305) 538-4744.
MIAMI LIFESTYLE AUCTION
The Beacon Council presents the Miami Lifestyle Auction with proceeds to benefit the Make It Miami, Miami-Dade County marketing campaign, which promotes Miami-Dade as a premiere business location throughout the world. Evening will include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music and a fashion show. The silent and live auction will be the main feature. 6:30 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $50. Details: (305) 579-1300 or www.beaconcouncil.com.
UEL ANNUAL MEETING
The Urban Environmental League holds its annual general meeting to elect the 2005-06 board of directors and present Orchid awards to organizations and individuals supporting the league. Reception to follow at Talulah's Restaurant, 210 23rd St., Miami. 5:30 p.m. at the Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-2553 or www.uelmiami.org.
RUN FOR LEUKEMIA
The 3.1 mile road race/walk is open to employees of corporations, government agencies and financial institutions. Participants receive a souvenir t-shirt and post-race refreshments. 6:45 p.m. at Bayfront Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 666-7223 or www.footworksmiami.com.
BUONICONTI FUND GOLF TOURNAMENT
The South Florida Golf Invitational will benefit the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. 10 a.m. at the Indian Creek Country Club, 55 Indian Creek Village, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 243-4656
HISPANIC CHAMBER GOLF CLASSIC
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual golf classic to benefit the chamber's scholarship and internship programs. Luncheon to follow tournament. Noon at the Miami Beach Golf Club, 2301 Alton Rd., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 534-1903.
CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON
The Young Women's Christian Association of Greater Miami hosts the National Day of Commitment to End Racism and Hate Luncheon aboard Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas with keynote speaker Michael Eric Dyson and emcee Jennifer Santiago. 11 a.m. at the Port of Miami, Terminal Five, 1015 Port Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 337-9922, Ext.203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUNDS OF LOVE
The Fourth Annual Dinner Theatre and Auction will benefit the Hearing and Speech Center of Florida. Gala includes dinner, silent auction and show "It's Love," featuring the New World Connection from the New World School of Arts. 6:30 p.m. in the Treetop Ballroom at Parrot Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami Beach. $150. Details: (305) 661-1986.