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Written by Miami Today on April 27, 2006
The Haitian Neighborhood Center will sponsor its fifth annual fundraising event, including dinner and an auction. Proceeds benefit the not-for-profit center. 6:30 p.m. at Treetop Ballroom, Parrot Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. RSVP required. $100. Details: (305) 573-4871.
Wolfsonian Museum director Cathy Leff discusses the evolution of the American museum. 7 p.m. at 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 531-1001.
ALS Recovery Fund, a University of Miami research foundation, hosts a gala April 28 and golf classic April 29 to benefit the non-profit organization. Golf classic is held at Doral Golf Resort, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral, with registration fee of $400 per person. The gala will be at 4425 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Village of Merrick Park, Coral Gables, for $175 per person. Details: (305) 305-0300.
The Wolfsonian hosts a free workshop for educators who are interested in incorporating exhibitions into classroom teaching. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 535-2625.
CROQUET AND CROQUETAS
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida hosts the sixth annual Croquet and Croquetas at twilight. The event features croquet matches, croquetas competition, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, wine, music and an auction. All proceeds benefit the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. 6:30 p.m. at Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Cutler Bay. RSVP required. Details: (305) 375-1492.
Switchboard of Miami, a non-profit multiservice agency, hosts the Rhinestone Cowboy Casino gala, an annual fundraising gala and awards ceremony honoring Alfred R. Camner, chairman and CEO of BankUnited. Television anchor Diane Magnum will be the master of ceremonies. Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne. Details: (305) 358-1640.
BAR SPRING BENEFIT
The Miami Beach Bar Association hosts its third annual spring reception to benefit Hugs & Kisses, a group of young professionals who support pediatric programs at Miami Children’s Hospital. Free cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. 6-8 p.m. at Touch Restaurant, 910 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 858-0220.
MOTHER’S DAY CEREMONY
The National Council of Jewish Women’s Greater Miami section hosts its annual Mother’s Day luncheon and boutique. The event features the Hannah G. Solomon awards ceremony honoring Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and grant allocations to community service providers. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at LaGorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Rd., Miami Beach. $50. Details: (305) 538-4744 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Biltmore International Food and Wine Festival is a three-day celebration featuring celebrities, more than 70 wineries and 20 local and international chefs. The festivity includes a silent auction, an interactive culinary luncheon, wine and food tastings, golfing, standup comedy performances and music. Proceeds benefit the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Through May 7. Various times and locations. Details: (305) 445-8066 or www.biltmorewineweekend.com.