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.
Florida International University hosts the 24th annual journalists and editors workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean. Through May 6. 8:30 a.m. at Biscayne Marriott Hotel, 1633 N. Bayshore Dr., Miami. RSVP required. Details: (305) 348-2894.
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 email@example.com
Florida International University hosts Asian Media Xplosion featuring film screening and media personalities. 1-4:30 p.m. at University Park Campus, Graham Center, 11200 SW 8th St., Tamiami. Details: (305) 576-9745.
The fourth annual Philanthropic Foodies dinner featuring food, wine, travel, and private collections auction. Proceeds to benefit Women's Fund of Miami-Dade County. 6:30 p.m. at Norman's, 21 Almeria Ave., Coral Gables. $250. Details: (305) 441-0506.
HALL OF FAME
Miami Dade College honors its distinguished alumni at the fourth annual Alumni Hall of Fame Awards and dinner. 6 p.m. at Radisson Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $250-$25,000. Details: (305) 237-1900.
TotalBank presents a Freedom Forum event to benefit the Center for a Free Cuba. Featuring Gov. Jeb Bush as guest speaker. 7 p.m. at University of Miami's School of Business, Storer Auditorium, 5250 University Dr., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 255-3500.
Chamber South hosts its 75th anniversary Compass gala honoring Chairman Ricardo Forbes and previous president Donna Masson. 7 p.m. at The Biltmore Hotel, Granada Ballroom, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions. Black tie optional. RSVP required. Details: (305) 661-1621.