Florida Grand Opera's Crescendo Circle hosts Voices In The Vineyard. The event features an evening of entertainment, gourmet food and wine. Proceeds will benefit the Young Artist Studio. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Colonnade Hotel, 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. RSVP required. $65. Details: (954) 728-9700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida International University's Astronomy Center features guest speaker Lester Shalloway, who will discuss his latest solar viewings. 8 p.m. at University Park Campus, CP-145, Physics Building, 11200 SW Eighth St., Tamiami. Details: (305) 661-1375 or (305) 348-3964 or www.scas.org.
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum features a presentation on The Railroad that Crossed the Ocean with author Les Standiford. Standiford will autograph copies of his book "Last Train to Paradise." 2 p.m. at 12450 SW Second St., Miami. Details: (305) 253-0063 or www.goldcoast-railroad.org.
Pridelines Youth Services hosts its inaugural adult prom. The event features music, a silent auction, dinner and entertainment. All proceeds go to Pridelines Youth Services. 7 p.m. at JW Marriott Hotel Miami, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. $125-$1,250. Details: (305) 490-5491 or www.pridelines.org.
The Miami branch of the American Association of University Women will feature guest speakers who will discuss a community's responsibility toward children in dangerous situations. 4 p.m. at 11060 Paradela St., Coral Gables. RSVP by Sept. 15. Free. Details: Maria Roberts, (305) 245-3310.
Guest speaker Samanji Charita Prajna will discuss the life of a Jaina nun. 4 p.m. at Florida International University, Graham Center, University Park Campus, 11200 SW Eighth St., Tamiami. Free. Details: (305) 348-3909.
Author, journalist, and pastor Bob Withers will discuss the history of Ferdinand Magellan and autograph copies of "The President Travels by Train." 6 p.m. at Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 12450 SW 15Second St., Miami. Free members; $5 others. Details: (305) 253-0063 or www.goldcoast-railroad.org.
Culture in the City presents a lecture on sharks with Elizabeth Babcock. Complimentary wine and cheese. 7:00 p.m. at 2985 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. $5-$10. Details: (305) 648-0899.
The Miami-Dade County Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board hosts its Hispanic Role Model and Future Leader of the Year Award Luncheon. The event will include an art exhibit and cocktails. 11 a.m. at Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove. RSVP by Sept 25. $50-$500. Details: (305) 375-2104.