HISTORIC PRESERVATION: A GREEN ALTERNATIVE
A half-day conference presented by the University of Miami School of Architecture Center for Urban and Community Design, the Dade Heritage Trust, the US Green Building Council and the Coral Gables Museum. 9 a.m. registration. Keynote speaker: Sterling Professor Emeritus of the History of Art in Architecture Vincent Scully. George M. Perez Architecture Center, 1223 Dickenson Drive., Coral Gables. $45 per person, $35 for Dade Heritage Trust members, UM faculty and students, lunch included. Reservations: (305) 358-9572.
The 57th annual Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition includes rides, food and entertainment. Ends April 13. Free children five years and younger; $9 others. Fair Expo Center, 10901 Coral Way. Details: (305) 223-7060.
CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH
As part of the 2008 World Health Day and National Public Health Week, the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health is holding a day-long symposium titled "Global Climate Change and Your Health." 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Lois Pope LIFE Center, 7th floor auditorium, UM Miller School of Medicine. 1095 NW 14 Terr. Experts from the Miller School of Medicine will take part in the day-long dialogue.
Find out what's going on in the world of French art by attending "Great Time for French Culture," an art conversation with Olivier Poivre d'Arvor, writer and director of Culturesfrance. The event will also include Museum of Contemporary Art director Bonnie Clearwater and Ashok Adicéam, cultural attaché of the Embassy of France, Miami chapter. 7-9 p.m. MOCA, Joan Lehman Building, 770 NE 125th St. North Miami. RSVP: (305) 403-4204 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services at Florida International University will hold the Fifth Annual SAGE Fundraising Reception featuring a silent auction. The event benefits Scholarship Awarding Global Excellence. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Wolfe University Center Ballroom on Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St., WUC 253, North Miami. Tickets $30. Details: (305) 919-5817.