Carlos Albizu University hosts a seminar on brain machine interface technology. 5-8 p.m. at 2173 NW 99th Ave., Miami. RSVP required. Free. Details: (305) 593-1223. NCJW REUNION
Greater Miami Section of the National Council of Jewish Women hosts its annual reunion. The event honors members and a features a screening of "Band of Sisters." Includes dessert reception. Free. Details: (305) 538-4744.
The Education Fund presents Impact II Idea Expo, a conference for teachers. Guest speaker Marcus Conyers will present workshops on strategies for student learning. Teachers earn 10 professional credits. 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Sheraton Miami Mart Hotel, Conference Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave. $50. Details: (305) 892-5099, ext. 18.
Carnival Center for the Performing Arts hosts a grand-opening celebration with various performances and the Miami Carnival Parade. Noon -10 p.m. at 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. Details: www.carnivalcenter.org.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida hosts a panel discussion on the historical marketing of Miami Beach. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 375-1621.
Claws for the Cause is jazz brunch benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. 11:30 a.m. at Joe's Stone Crab, 11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $150. Details: (305) 644-0066.