Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on September 15, 2005
Kendall Regional Medical Center presents a free seminar on prostate cancer. Radiation oncologist Maringeli Friger and urologist Francisco Carpio discuss risk factors, symptoms and early detection. 6 p.m. with Spanish-language session at 7:30 p.m. in the hospital’s third-floor auditorium, 11750 Bird Rd., Kendall. Details: (305) 222-2200.
NEW GROWTH BREAKFAST
The Urban Land Institute’s Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council holds a breakfast program on Florida’s new growth management legislation by Bob Rhodes of Foley & Lardner. Other speakers include Raul Masvidal, managing director of Masvidal Partners and the institute’s district council chairman; Michael Garretson, facilities and construction management director at Broward County public schools; and Mark Woerner, chief of the Miami-Dade County Metropolitan Planning Section. 7:30-9:30 a.m. at JW Marriott Hotel Miami, 1109 Brickell Ave. $20-$55. Details: (954) 783-9504 or www.uli.org.
The eBay Small Business Tour teaches customers how to buy, sell, ship and grow their businesses online. Event features educational seminars, a presentation by Entrepreneur Magazine, demonstrations and free informational booklets. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Sept. 16 at Miami Processing and Distribution Center, 2200 NW 72nd Ave., 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Sept. 17 at Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. $59. Details: (781) 821-6734 or usps.com/ebayday.
The Spa and Resort Expo provides in-depth instruction from veterans on how to operate, manage and build profits in the spa and medical spa fields. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sunday at Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. $20-$998. Details: www.spaandresortexpo.com.
The University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences presents a lecture on Kant and evolution with Michael Ruse, professor of philosophy at Florida State University. 3 p.m. at UM Learning Center, room 120, 5150 Brunson Dr., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-4757 or www.miami.edi/phi.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson will be the guest of honor at Florida Memorial University’s 11th annual appreciation dinner. This year’s honorees include Henry T. Rhim, Burger King Corp., BankUnited and Yolanda Cash-Jackson. CBS-4 Sports Director Jim Berry will serve as master of ceremonies, while vocalists and musicians from the school’s music department will provide entertainment. 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. $60. Details: Joyce Forchion at (305) 626-3624.
The Southern Cross Astronomical Society presents astronomers/vulcanists Tippy D’Auria and R. Scott Ireland in a lecture on their volcanic studies and explorations. 8 p.m. at Florida Atlantic University Astronomy Center, CP-145, Physics Building, University Park, SW 109th Ave. and SW Eighth St., Miami. Details: (305) 661-1375 or www.scas.org.
Phil Peterson’s Key West Poker Run starts in Miami and finishes in Key West. Participants draw cards at designated locations, and the best hand wins. Proceeds to benefit the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Registration at Harley-Davidson of Miami, 19400 NW Second Ave., and Harley-Davidson South, 17631 S Dixie Highway, Perrine. Through Sunday. $10. Details: (954) 964-4040.
The annual Hollywood Beach Clambake features fresh seafood, an art exhibition, kids’ play zones and performances by Toots and the Maytals and Bill "The Sauce Boss" Wharton. Through Sunday at the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk from Johnson to Michigan streets. Details: (954) 926-3377 or www.hollywoodbeachclambake.com.
The Miami-Dade County Division of the American Heart Association hosts the annual heart walk. 8 a.m. at Peacock Park, McFarlane Road and South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 856-1449.
Cuban poet JosÈ Kozer hosts a workshop for three Saturdays at Miami Dade College. Participants are expected to bring two or three of their works in progress, no longer than two pages in length. 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 at the Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami. $75, $40 for MDC students and staff. Workshop conducted in Spanish. Details: (305) 237-3940 or www.flcenterlitarts.com.
The Human Service Coalition of Dade County presents a seminar on netweaving, the creation of business and non-profit connections to build community, with founder Bob Littell. Noon-4 p.m. at the Florida International University Kovens Conference Center, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami. $40 HSC members, $50 non-members. Details: Adi Mohamad at (305) 576-5001 or www.hscdade.org.
The Greater Miami section of the National Council of Jewish Women holds its opening event and volunteer recognition featuring a dairy potluck dinner and dessert buffet. 7-9 p.m. at the Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 538-4744.
MEETINGS AND TOURISM
The South Florida Chapter of Meeting Professionals International holds a networking cocktail and panel discussion on emerging markets for the meetings and tourism industry as part of its multicultural initiative. Panelists include Hattie Hill, CEO of Hattie Hill Enterprises Inc; Ibis Romero, associate vice president for membership at the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau; George Aguel, senior vice president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; and Albert Tucker, vice president for multicultural business development at the visitors bureau. 5:30-9 p.m. at Parrot Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $28-$38. Details: www.sfmpi.org.
The South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum presents Craig Davis, assistant chief information officer for the Miami VA Medical Center, on the electronic medical records system. 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program at T.C. Doherty Auditorium, 1201 NW 16th St., Miami. $25 members, $35 non-members. Details: (954) 894-9405 or www.sfhef.com.
The International Kids Fund hosts an art auction featuring works donated by Latin American artists. 7-10 p.m. at Miami Art Central, 5960 SW 57th Ave., South Miami. $50. Details: (305) 355-4999 or www.internationalkidsfund.org/artauction.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida holds its Seminole Expo featuring craft demonstrations, stomp dancing, storytelling and music. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 25 at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum in Okalee Village, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 6300 Stirling Rd., Hollywood. Details: Joe Guerue at (954) 797-5570.