Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on May 5, 2005
South Floridians will gather for the annual observance of Yom HaShoah, which coincides with the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. Names of victims will be read followed by a community program that night, with candle ceremonies, a performance by a quartet from New World Symphony and remarks from Yitschak Ben Gad, Consul General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico. 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Holocaust Memorial, 1933-45 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 538-1663.
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 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.
LOCUST PROJECTS FUNDRAISER
Locust Projects hosts a fundraiser and silent auction featuring work from up and coming artists. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Beth and Bob Adler residence in Miami. $60. Details: (305) 576-8570 or email@example.com.
ANNUAL GRANT AWARDS CELEBRATION
The Funding Arts Network announces this year’s grants for Miami-Dade Visual and Performing Arts Organizations. 11:45 a.m. at the Village of Merrick Park, room 3225, third floor, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables. Details: Karen Gottlieb (305) 648-3170.
CREATE FOR A CURE
The live art auction fundraiser for the Miami Beach Relay for Life and the American Cancer Association features food, cash bar and souvenir print by Miami Beach artist Herbert Hofer. 6 p.m. at Eden Roc Renaissance Resort and Spa, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $10. Details: (305) 594-4363.
FASHION WEEK OF THE AMERICAS
Latin American fashion events, showcasing the work of renowned and new designers from Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Highlights include fashion tents, designer shows, model castings and special events. Through May 14 at Roney Palace Beach Resort, 2399 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: www.miamifashionweek.com.
ARE WE THERE YET?
Women in International Trade host a luncheon and discussion featuring former President of the National Organization of Women, Patricia Ireland. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Coral Gables Country Club, 997 N Greenway Dr., Coral Gables. $30- $40. Details: RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOOD MORNING MIAMI BREAKFAST
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast. 7:30 a.m. at Radisson Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 577-5462 or www.greatermiami.com.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosts 25th-anniversary celebration and luncheon to benefit its school programs, which foster botanical and environmental awareness and scholarship. Featuring Caroline A. Lewis, director of education, and co-founders of the program Sue Steinberg and Rita Perlman. 11 a.m. at Fairchild Tropic Botanical Gardens, Garden House Auditorium, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables. Details: Vicki Williamson (305) 667-1651, ext. 3375.
SUMMER SPREE AUCTION
The 10th annual Summer Spree Auction will feature diverse recreation and vacation items, dinner buffet and drinks. To benefit the Association for Retarded Citizens, South Florida. 5:45 p.m. at Sheraton Miami-Biscayne Bay, 495 Brickell Ave., Miami. $25. Details: Gabriel Parra (305) 759-8500 or email@example.com.
FESTIVAL OF CHEFS
The 17th annual Festival of Chefs, hosted by Linda Gassenheimer and chaired by Daisy Martinez, features more than 20 local chefs, raffle prizes and students of Easter Seal’s Culinary Arts Education and Training Program. Proceeds benefit Easter Seals programs for teenagers with disabilities. 6 p.m. at JW Marriott Hotel, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. $75. Details: (305) 547-4713.
MIAMI CHARITY PREMIERE
One of 10 cities chosen by Lucasfilm, Miami will play host to the premiere of "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith," with proceeds to benefit The Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. A "Star Wars"-themed party will follow the screening. 7 p.m. at AMC 24 Theatre at The Shops at Sunset Place, 5701 Sunset Dr., South Miami. $500-$1,000. Details: (305) 666-2889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
The Harvard University Graduate School of Design hosts a seminar on AQUA, an urbanist/modernist residential development. Seminar will be conducted by Craig Robins of Dacra Development Corp., Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co., Alex Kreiger of Harvard Design School and William Saunders of Harvard Design Magazine. 1-5 p.m. at AQUA, Allison Island, Miami Beach. $195-$295. Details: RSVP Meghan Ryan, (617) 495-7814 or www.gsd.harvard.edu/hdm/events.html.
MAKE-A-WISH GOLF TOURNAMENT
The 19th annual Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament features club professionals from around the state to benefit the organization’s ongoing programs for children. Noon at Broken Sound Country Club, 2401 Willow Spring Dr., Boca Raton. $500-$5000. Details: Allie Knowles (954) 967-9474.
Letter carriers will pick up food on their regular postal routes in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Citizens are encouraged to leave non-perishable food by their mailboxes to benefit Daily Bread Food Bank. Details: (888) 633-9861.
AMIGOS FOR KIDS GOLF TOURNAMENT
Noon at the Doral Blue Monster Golf Course, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Miami. Details: email@example.com.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation’s Young President’s Club hosts its annual installation luncheon. 11 a.m. at Joe’s Stone Crab, 227 Biscayne St., Miami Beach. Members only. Details: Dena Willman (305) 674-2777.