Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on May 11, 2006
HALL OF FAME
Miami Dade College honors distinguished alumni at the fourth annual Alumni Hall of Fame Awards and dinner. Honorees include US Rep. John L. Mica, McDonald’s Latin American president José Armario and retired Broward fire chief Charles V. Lanza. 6 p.m. at Radisson Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $250-$25,000. Details: (305) 237-1900.
GALA FOR CHILDREN
Baptist Children’s Hospital hosts the fifth annual Once Upon A Time Ball to benefit the hospital’s neonatal intensive-care unit. Laurie Jennings will be master of ceremonies. 6 p.m. at Intercontinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. The event features a reception, silent auction, dinner, and dancing. Children invited. $100-$10,000. Details: (786) 596-8954.
The Association of Hispanic Alumni of the University of Florida hosts the third annual Gator Guayabera Guateque to benefit the University of Florida Institute of Hispanic Latino Cultures and the association’s scholarship program. 6:30-11:30 p.m. at Village of Merrick Park, Garden Level, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables $60. Details: (305) 278-9953, (305) 775-4335 or http://aha.ufalumni.ufl.edu.
ROCKIN’ ON THE GREEN
The Children’s Bereavement Center hosts Rockin’ On The Green, a night of cocktails, buffet, silent auction and more. The event supports children and families grieving the loss of a loved one. 7 p.m. at Ransom Everglades School, 3575 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. $150. Details: (305) 668-4902 or www.childbereavement.org.
The Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association hosts the 12th annual INNKEY awards luncheon and business expo, honoring the hotel industry’s service employees. 11 a.m. at Hyatt Regency, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 531-3553.
The Historic Homeowners Association of Coral Gables hosts its annual membership meeting featuring Jorge L. Hernandez, who will discuss his latest architectural project — the renovation of the old firehouse on the corner of Salzedo and Aragon, which will be the home of the Coral Gables Museum. 7 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408.
United HomeCare Services hosts the 12th annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards dinner. The event also includes a cocktail reception and silent auction. 5:30 p.m. at Hilton Miami Airport, 5101 Blue Lagoon Dr., Miami. Details: (305) 716-0764.
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.