"SAVING THE AMERICAS'
Center for Hemispheric Policy hosts a book program with Andrés Oppenheimer, author of "Saving the Americas: The Dangerous Decline of Latin America and What the U.S. Must Do." 5 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. RSVP required. Free to academics and students with valid identification; $20 others. Details: (305) 284-9918 or www.miami.edu/chp. "SINS OF SOUTH BEACH"
Former Miami Beach Mayor Alex Daoud will discuss his new book "Sins of South Beach." 7:30 p.m. at Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. (305) 864-4241.
Co-author Sarah Miller Caldicott will discuss "Innovate Like Edison: The Success System of America's Greatest Inventor." 6:30 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408. GABLES HISTORY
Author Arva Moore Parks will discuss "George Merrick's Coral Gables Where "Castles in Spain' Are Made Real." 7:30 p.m. at Old Spanish Village, 2901 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables.