Calendar Of Events Highlights
Written by Miami Today on April 3, 2008
TWELVE GOOD MEN
The 15th annual Twelve Good Men Awards Luncheon is a fundraising event to benefit The Ronald McDonald House of Miami. The event will also honor local men with a history of outstanding community involvement, civic service and involvement in charity organizations. 11:30 a.m. April 10. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $100-$1,500. Details: (305) 324-5683, Ext. 3 or www.rmhcsouthflorida.org.
WOMEN OF TOMORROW
Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program presents its annual gala. The event honors Legacy Builder honorees Jon and Nancy Batchelor and the Batchelor Foundation; Empowerment Award honoree Malou Perricone; Mentor of the Year Betty Amos; and Excellence honoree Jonathan Green. Proceeds benefit Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program. 7 p.m. April 12. Mandarin Oriental Miami, 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami. Black-tie. $350-$1,000. Details: (305) 371-3330.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida hosts the eighth annual Croquet and Croquetas. The event includes food, entertainment, estate tours, croqueta tasting, croquet competitions and silent auction. 3 p.m. for VIP reception and 4 p.m. for the main event. April 13. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave. $85-$25,000. Details: (305) 375-1614 or www.hmsf.org.
Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade County hosts Power of the Purse: Part II, an annual luncheon and silent auction of 100 designer purses donated by local and international artisans and designers. Proceeds benefit Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade County, a non-profit grantmaking organization that funds programs to improve the lives of women and girls. 11 a.m. April 18. Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $125. Details: (305) 441-0506.
Florida Grand Opera presents "Julius Caesar." April 26-May 11. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: www.arshtcenter.org.
New World Symphony celebrates its 20th anniversary season with "Twenty Years a Musical HC," with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. 8 p.m. May 3. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $38.75-$153.75. Details: www.arshtcenter.org.