Miami Dade College celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival. The festival features lectures and exhibitions through June 22.Various times at 627 SW 27th Ave., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 237-6163.
Take Stock in Children, a program that improves the lives of children through education, hosts a celebration dinner featuring guest speaker Miami Mayor Manny Diaz. The event awards 100 graduating high school seniors with scholarships. 5 p.m. cocktail reception; 6:30 p.m. dinner at 300 NE 2nd Ave., Bldg 3, Miami. Free. RSVP required. Details: (305) 726-7560.
Miami Child Advocate Network hosts a workshop on volunteering with children in foster care. Learn how to be a friend, a mentor, and an advocate for children. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium, 3280 South Miami Ave., Miami. Includes refreshments. RSVP required. Free. Details: (305) 638-6861 or Candace.Harney@gal.fl.gov
Readers Make Leaders hosts a Young Baller reception honoring outstanding youths in Miami Gardens. 7-9 p.m. at Hotel Victor, 1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. Invitation only. Details: (678) 230-8786 or www.readerslead.org
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its fifth annual awards dinner, featuring cocktails, a silent auction and entertainment and honoring Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson and Harvey J. Burstein of the Burstein Family Foundation. 6:30 p.m. at Radisson Miami Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. RSVP required. $125. Details: (305) 573-4000.
A gala will be held to support the France Florida Foundation for the Arts. The event features a cocktail reception, dinner and a concert featuring classical guitarist Thibault Cauvin. 7 p.m. at The Biltmore Hotel and Country Club, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. RSVP required. Details: (305) 403-4166.
The British American Chamber of Commerce hosts a reception in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's 80th birthday. Queen's Consul Keith Allan will be guest of honor. 6:30 p.m. at 5250 Fairchild Way, Coral Gables. $49-$59. Details: Roy Yates, (954) 942-7330 or email@example.com