Calendar Of Events Highlights
Written by Miami Today on October 18, 2007
The Commonwealth Institute presents the fourth annual leadership luncheon. The event celebrates "women who are changing the face of business in South Florida," with guest speakers Maureen Kempston Darkes, group vice president and president for General Motors Latin America, Africa and Middle East, and television personality Jennifer Valoppi. Oct. 30. Noon at Parrot Jungle Island, Treetop Ballroom, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami. Proceeds benefit The Commonwealth Institute. RSVP by Oct. 20. $75-$10,000. Details: (305)799-6547 or www.commonwealthinstitute.org.
Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the Diamond Palm Awards, an award ceremony that recognizes the accomplishments of local business owners. Oct. 25. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Parrot Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $75-$1,000. Details: (305) 674-1300 or miamibeachchamber.com.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens hosts the 21st annual Halloween Sundowner Event. Oct. 27. 8 p.m. at 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $125. Details: (305) 856-4866 or www.vizcayans.org.
Carnival Center for the Performing Arts presents Musafir: Gypsies of Rajashtan, an East Indian folk concert. Nov. 2-3. 8 p.m. at 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.carnivalcenter.org.
Baptist Hospital hosts White Diamonds Ball to raise money for its new Emergency Center. Nov. 3. 6:30 p.m. at Radisson Hotel Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $450-$10,000. Details: (786) 596-8954.
Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce presents the second annual Holiday Gala.
The event honors the accomplishments of black professionals and businesses in South Florida and includes a cocktail reception, dinner and award ceremony. Dec. 7. 6 p.m. at Sheraton Miami Mart Hotel, 711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami. $100-$1,250. Details: (305) 751-8648.