Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on May 19, 2005
PRESERVING THE PAST
The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation holds its annual statewide conference, which highlights a different historic Florida county or city each year. This year, its focus includes Miami-Dade County and Coral Gables, recently named a Preserve America city by First Lady Laura Bush. The conference will include workshops on preservation grants, current preservation issues and challenges facing South Florida and conclude with a gala. Through May 20 at Biltmore Hotel, 2200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: www.floridatrust.org.
STRATEGIC PLANNING PROGRAM
South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum Inc. offers a strategic planning program with guest speaker Martha Montes de Oca, president of Montes de-Oca Group. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Palmetto General Hospital, conference centers three and four, 2001 W 68th St., Hialeah. $25 members, $35 non-members. Details: (954) 894-9405 or email@example.com.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE CLASSIC
Florida Foreign Trade Association hosts a golf tournament. 9:45 a.m. at Grand Palms Golf and Country Club Resort, 110 Grand Palms Drive, Pembroke Pines. $45-$420. Details: (305) 471-0737.
GWENDOLYN SAWYER CHERRY AWARD
Daniella Levine, executive director of the Human Services Coalition, receives the American Association of University Women’s Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry Award, presented annually to a woman whose work has advance the cause of other women in the community. The annual meeting and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. at Elk’s Lodge, 10301 SW 72nd St., Miami. $12. Details: (305) 233-3707.
2005 CLIO FESTIVAL
Through May 24 at Ritz Carlton, 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: www.clioinnovation.com.
FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
The Miami Children’s Museum hosts its ninth annual Film Festival Awards, honoring student filmmakers from the elementary to high school levels. Day one features all-day submission screenings followed by the awards ceremony on day two. Through May 22 at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami Beach. Details: www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
TROPICAL MAGIC GALA
The Switchboard of Miami hosts the first Tropical Magic Gala featuring performances by magicians and other entertainers. Award recipients include Dorothy and Peter Sibley and Allan Pekor of The Lennar Foundation. Diane Magnum will emcee the event to benefit the non-profit organization’s help-line services for Miami-Dade’s youth in crisis. 7 p.m. at LaGorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Rd., Miami Beach. $250- $1000. Details: (305) 358-1640, ext. 107 or www.switchboardmiami.org.
The Compassion Foundation holds its annual fundraiser for disadvantaged Nicaraguan children. Proceeds help fund the purchasing of school supplies for a cargo container that will leave for Managua on Aug. 1. 7 p.m. at Chispa Restaurant, 225 Altara Ave., Coral Gables. $100. Details: David Carcache (305) 321-9879.
A wine tasting event will benefit Teach For America. 6:30 p.m. at Villagio, Merrick Park, 320 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables. $10. Details: www.teachforamerica.org.
SERVING THE ARTS LUNCHEON
The Arts and Business Council holds a luncheon for arts, entertainment and corporate executives. Michael Spring and the Miami Dade Department of Cultural Affairs are honored. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Radisson Miami Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $65. Details: (305) 865-5583.
INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
World Trade Center Miami sponsors the International Achievement Awards dinner honoring Juan N. Cento, president of FedEx Express’ Latin and Caribbean division. 6:30 p.m. at Hyatt Regency, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. $110-$1,110. Details: (305) 871-7910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUTURE OF CORAL GABLES
The Urban Land Institute hosts a daylong case study, "Coral Gables: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow," where Mayor Don Slesnick and other city figures discuss new initiatives in planning, architecture and redevelopment. Event includes breakfast and lunch buffet, and all attendees will receive a copy of "Coral Gables: Miami Riviera – An Architectural Guide." 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Coral Gables Country Club, 997 N Greenway Drive, Coral Gables. $95 Urban Land Institute members, $110 non-members, $45 students. Details: (800) 321-5011 or www.uli.org.
THE ART OF FOUND OBJECTS
The Education Fund celebrates its 20th year of service to public schools with the Eighth Annual Silent Art Auction, featuring more than 200 art pieces created by Miami-Dade County Public School students and teachers and local community artists. Luxury items like cruises, airline tickets and hotel stays are up for bid as well. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Sonesta Beach Resort, 350 Ocean Dr., Key Biscayne. $75-$1,000. Details: (305) 892-5099 or www.educationfund.org/artrsvp.
STRESS MANAGEMENT TALK
Baptist Children’s Hospital presents a discussion on time and stress management for parents with clinical psychologist Roslyn Pass. 7-9 p.m. at Baptist Children’s Hospital, auditorium, 8900 N Kendall Dr., Miami. $5. Details: (786) 596-3812.