REAL ESTATE LECTURE
The US Green Building Council South Florida Chapter presents architect Chad Oppenheim in a lecture on sustaining the real estate boom. Topics range from urban revitalization to material properties. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 20 in Glasgow Hall, Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center, University of Miami School of Architecture, 1223 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables. $10 non-members. Details: (305) 284-3438 or www.usgbc.org/chapters/southflorida.
The Tri-County Leadership Council presents the South Florida Regionalism Summit featuring discussions on regional initiatives in the education, transportation, business and urban development sectors; Florida Lamda Rail; the gap between median income and median housing; and growing the bio-science sector. 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. at the International Game Fish Association, 300 Gulfstream Way, Dania Beach. $40-$50. Details: (954) 767-8866 or www.sfrrc.net/leadership/2005Summit/email2005.htm.
The South Florida Council for Boy Scouts of America holds the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards Luncheon to honor Jose Argamasilla, director of the Bacardi Heritage Foundation, and Carlos J. Arboleya, retired vice chairman of Barnett Bank South Florida. At Parrot Jungle, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $250-$1,500. Details: (305) 364-0020.
Public Relations Society of America International Conference through Oct. 26 at Fontainebleau Hilton, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: www.prsmiami.org.
TRUTH AND HOPE AWARDS
The Human Services Coalition hosts its 10th-anniversary celebration and Truth and Hope Awards featuring a silent and live auction to sing karaoke with the honorees and live performances by Maryel Epps, Rose Maz, Nicole Henry and DJ Le Spam and the Spam Allstars. 6-9 p.m. at the Sky Terrace, Bank of America Tower, 100 SE Second St., Miami. $40-$50. Details: (305) 576-5001.
The Professional Advisory Committee of the Foundation of Jewish Philanthropies of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation presents a seminar with Bessemer Trust Company's Steve Akers. Noon-1:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (786) 866-8627.
The American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter hosts a one-day continuing-education course for architects and designers in managing risks and increasing profit in design-build project delivery. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 28 at Omni Colonnade Hotel, Gables Salon, 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $125 AIA members, $175 non-members. Details: (305) 448-7488.
The International Advertising Association's Florida Chapter holds a one-day conference and dinner with Global Media vice president Alan Rutherford on innovative brands. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. at The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $55-$250. Details: (305) 529-5006.
The Florida Foreign Trade Association hosts a dominoes tournament. Breakfast and lunch will be served. 10 a.m. registration, 10:30 a.m. tournament at Miami Free Zone, 2305 NW 107th Ave., Doral. Details: (305) 471-0737 or www.ffta.com.
TASTE OF THE TROPICS
The Transplant Foundation holds a wine and culinary event. 6:30 p.m. at Parrot Jungle Island, Treetop Ballroom, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $85-$100. Details: (305) 817-5654.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PICNIC
The Young Leadership Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation hosts a young professionals picnic with food, and activities for kids. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center, 18900 NE 25th Ave., North Miami Beach. $15, $8 kids. Details: (786) 866-8447.