The City of Coral Gables hosts a hurricane preparedness workshop. City leaders, police, fire, and other officials will give a step-by-step guide on how to prepare before, during, and after a hurricane. 7 p.m. at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 460-5205.
<6p>The Health Council of South Florida presents its 38th annual luncheon meeting featuring guest speaker Claude Earl Fox, former administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration for the US Department of Health and Human Services. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $60-$500. Details: Priscilla Pouchet, (305) 592-1452 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Poetry Festival features poets, artists, world music, and prizes. 4:15 p.m. at North Miami Public Library, 835 NE 132 St., North Miami. Details: (305) 891-5535.
Fairchild Tropical Garden hosts Taste of the Tropics: Jammin' at Fair featuring music, dining and sunset tram tours. Proceeds benefit Fairchild Challenge, an educational program for middle and high school students. 7 p.m. at 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Miami. RSVP required. $40-$70. Details: (305) 667-1651or email@example.com
Life, Independence, Freedom and Equality Rights International hosts the annual Diversity Celebration Ball featuring a four-course dinner, beverages, entertainment and more. 7 p.m. at The Renaissance Ballrooms, 5910 SW Eighth St., Miami. RSVP required. $75. Details: (786) 738-3372 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will educate the community on how to respond to emergency or disaster situations. 6-7:30 p.m. at Trinity Church South Campus, 655 NW 125 St., North Miami. Details: (305) 685-8577.
United Way of Miami-Dade's annual meeting and volunteer awards program. 11:30 a.m. at Radisson Hotel Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $35. RSVP required. Details: (305) 860-3000.