Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on September 22, 2005
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.
BUSINESS HALL OF FAME
The Florida Council on Economic Education sponsors a dinner and reception for inductees to the South Florida Business Hall of Fame. Individuals are selected for their contributions to the area through business achievements and community service. The inductees will be Adrienne Arsht of Totalbank, George Feldenkreis of Perry Ellis International, Calixto Garcia-Velez of Citibank and Sanford L. Ziff of Sunglass Hut International. 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner and induction ceremony at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $250-$5,000. Business attire. Details: (813) 289-8489 or www.fcee.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.
KICK OFF PARTY
The Miami Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival hosts a kickoff party and press conference in preparation for the dragon boat races Oct. 22-23. Event features food and open bar. 7 p.m. at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Miami, 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami. Details: (305) 633-0168 or www.miamidragon.com.
Florida International University’s Wolfsonian Museum presents a lecture with historian Rebecca Friedman exploring the changing definitions of masculinity through history with an emphasis on Europe and Russia over the past 200 years. 7 p.m. at the museum, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $10. Details: (305) 860-2499 or www.miamintelligence.org.
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.
The US Patent and Trademark Office is presenting a free two-day program that addresses the intellectual property needs of small to medium sized businesses, entrepreneurs and independent inventors in manufacturing or selling their products abroad. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. through Tuesday at Hilton Miami Airport, 5101 Blue Lagoon Dr., Miami. Details: www.signup4.com/USPTO/IPGlobalMarketPlace/Miami2005.
South Florida Commuter Services presents the Transportation Leadership Awards at an event which begins with a community forum about transit-oriented development. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Riverside Hotel, 620 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. $30. Details: (800) 234-7433.
Commercebank hosts a 25th anniversary street party in front of the Coral Gables offices featuring food and drinks, Florida Marlins outfielder Miguel Cabrera and live performances by the New World School of the Arts and Jorge Gomez. Noon-2 p.m. at 220 Alhambra Circle. Details: (305) 663-3543.
MOTHERS’ VOICES GALA
The South Florida founder of Mothers’ Voices, Barbara Gaynor, will be honored at the Power of Red event to benefit the organization’s efforts to help parents educate their children about AIDS and HIV. The evening features cocktails, dinner, dancing and fashion. 7:30 p.m. at the Moore Building, 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami. $150. Details: Lori Gerson, (305) 347-5467 or www.mothersvoices.org.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES GALA
The Spirit of Charity Gala benefits Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami and features a cocktail reception, auctions, dinner and dancing. 6 p.m. at the Eden Roc Resort and Spa, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $250. Details: (305) 762-1329 or catholiccharitiesadm.org.