Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on April 10, 2008
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. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $100-$1,500. Details: (305) 324-5683, Ext. 3 or www.rmhcsouthflorida.org.
Celebrating the history of the Miami River, Miami RiverDay is an annual event that features river boat tours and water taxi rides, live music, local food, historical re-enactments and activities for children. Noon-5 p.m. at Jose Marti Park, between Southwest Fourth Street and Southwest Fourth Avenue, Miami. Details: (305) 644-0544 or www.miamirivercommission.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. Mandarin Oriental Miami, 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami. Black-tie. $350-$1,000. Details: (305) 371-3330.
Wat Buddharangsi temple celebrates Songkran Festival or the annual Thai New Year. The event includes booths of Thai cuisines, activities for children and stage performances from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 15200 SW 240th St., Homestead. Details: (305) 245-2702 or www.watmiami.org.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida presents Coral Gables Walking Tour. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Coral Gables Merrick House, 907 Coral Way, Coral Gables. $20-$25. Details: (305) 375-1621 or www.hmsf.org.
Friends of the Everglades hosts Founders Day Celebration and Annual Meeting. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, The Garden House room, 10901 Old Cutler Rd. Details: www.everglades.org.
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. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave. $85-$25,000. Details: (305) 375-1614 or www.hmsf.org.
The American Red Cross of Greater Miami & The Keys hosts the 2008 Sara Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Awards for Women. 11 a.m. Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove. $125. Details: (305) 644-1200, Ext. 111 or www.miamiredcross.org/spectrum.
Rotary Club of Coral Gables presents a lecture on "The River Amazon: Its Water and Its World," by Michael McClain, professor at Florida International University’s Department of Environmental Studies. 12:15 p.m. Country Club of Coral Gables, 997 N Greenway Dr., Coral Gables. $24. Details: (305) 441-8063.
The Minority Chamber of Commerce presents Government Latino Career Expo Miami, a federal, state and local government job fair. 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Sheraton Miami Mart Hotel, 711 NW 72nd Ave. Free. Details: (786) 260-1965.
Steppin’ Out for Kids Fundraiser is a fundraising event to benefit communities in schools. The event includes silent and live auctions, entertainment and reception. 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at 4141 NE Second Ave., Miami Design District. $20. Details: (305) 252-5444.
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. Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $125. Details: (305) 441-0506.
Rotary Club of Coral Gables presents a lecture on "Coral Gables: A World Class Destination for Visitors," by Mark Trowbridge, president/CEO Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. 12:15 p.m. Country Club of Coral Gables, 997 N Greenway Dr., Coral Gables. $24. Details: (305) 441-8063.