Third annual fundraising event to benefit YWCA Court Care programs. The event includes a cocktail reception, music, and silent auction. RSVP required. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Mellon, 1111 Brickell Ave., 30th floor, Miami. $35-$50. Details: (305) 377-9922, Ext. 203 or www.ywca.org.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden hosts a closing reception for the Everything Orchids exhibition. 6-9 p.m. at 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 673-7256 or www.mbgarden.org.
A Salute to Pets & Vets is a fundraising event for the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine's Small Animal Hospital. The event features television personality Jack Hanna and includes cocktails, dinner, dancing, entertainment, and silent auction, 7 p.m. at Parrot Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $500-$25,000. Details: (352) 246-4842.
<6s>"SWAN LAKE' AFFAIR
<6p>The Concert Association of Florida hosts A Black & White Swan Affair to commemorate the organization's ballet production of "Swan Lake." The event features a dinner and dance performance. 7:30 p.m. $1,000-$25,000. Details: (305) 808-7446, Ext. 224 or www.concertfla.org/events.html.
<6p>The Rotary Club of Coral Gables hosts The Gables Promenade, a dinner and fundraising event. Proceeds benefit the Miami Children's Hospital Rehabilitation Center. Black-tie. Details: (305) 441-8063 or www.coralgablesrotary.org.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida hosts Free Family Fun Days. Learn about and how to make Caribbean Puzzle Maps. 1-3 p.m. at 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org.
The Woman's Cancer Association of the University of Miami hosts its annual Silver Angel Tea. The event will be hosted by television personality Lisa Petrillo. Special guest speaker and Florida State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle is expected to attend. 1 p.m. at Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. RSVP required. Details: (786) 252-6288 or (305) 279-8814.
Florida International University's Hearst Distinguished Lecture Series presents Journalism & Democracy with Columbia University professor Samuel G. Freedman. 6:30 p.m. at Mary Ann Wolfe Theater, Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 919-5795 or (305) 919-5500.
ORT America hosts a Family Picnic Day. Proceeds benefit ORT America, a not-for-profit organization that educates individuals through cutting edge education. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Parrot Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. RSVP by March 15. $25-$36. Details: (954) 961-4005 or www.ortamerica.org.