The eighth annual CubaNostalgia is a three-day event featuring Cuban culture, art galleries, food, and exhibits. Opening Night Fiesta on May 18 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Fair-Expo Center, 10901 Coral Way. Various times through May 21. $6-$12. Details: (305) 577-6955.
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.
First annual Work-Out Marathon and Fitness Festival to raise funds for Easter Seals, Miami-Dade's programs and services for children and adults with or without disabilities. The festival features lectures, arts and crafts, fitness, and more. 8 a.m. at Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 547-4713 or
German American Social Club hosts the annual installation of officers and worker's appreciation dinner. 7 p.m. at 11919 SW 56th St. $10-$20. Details: (305)552-5123 or (305)553-8587.
Miami Children's Museum presents a hurricane safety workshop. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island. Free workshop with paid admission. Details: (305) 373-KIDS.251
LEAVE A LEGACY
The Florida Compassion Foundation hosts its Leave a Legacy fundraising event featuring South Florida firefighters, the South Florida Symphony, US Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and more. Proceeds go to purchase school supplies and hygiene products for children. 7-11 p.m. at Treetop Ballroom, Parrot Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $100. Details: (305) 321-9879.