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Written by Miami Today on August 14, 2008
Early voting for Aug. 26 Miami-Dade election primaries. Times vary. Ends Aug. 24. Program Room, North Miami Public Library, 835 NE 132nd St. Details: (305) 893-6511 or www.northmiamifl.gov.
The St. John Community Development Corp. will host its annual gala dedicated to revitalizing the Overtown community. 5:30 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Jungle Trail. RSVP required. Details: (305) 372-0682 or www.stjohndc.org.
Actor, writer and comedian Jim Gaffigan brings his edgy act to Miami Beach. A late-night television regular, Mr. Gaffigan’s credits includes television shows such as "Law & Order" and films such as "Three Kings." 8 p.m. The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7300 or www.livenation.com.
Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante hosts a wine seminar focusing on the Veneto region of Italy. 3 p.m. Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante, 1801 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach. $30. RSVP required. Details: (305) 531-2228 or www.sardinia-ristorante.com.
As part of its month-long culinary exploration of Italy, Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante’s menu will focus on cuisine from the region of Umbria. Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante, 1801 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-2228 or www.sardinia-ristorante.com.
The Miami Science Museum along with the Venom 1 Rescue Squad are putting on a reptilian show that is a must see for all snake lovers. Snake Day will serve up a snake’s meal, a snake competition and an exhibition of the world’s most dangerous snakes. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave. Free for members and snake-show participants, $20 for adults, $12 for children ages 3-12. Details: (305) 646-4200 or www.miasci.org.
Election for the five open positions on the Overtown Community Oversight Board. Aug. 19. Details: (305) 468-5900 or www.miamigov.com.
JAZZ AT JOE’S
The Women’s Committee of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Miami will host its annual luncheon featuring musicians Leo Casino and Louis Aguirre. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug 19. Joe’s Stone Crab, 11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP required. Details: (305) 644-0066I.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is training volunteers interested in leading tours for students. The seven-week training program, which meets Tuesdays, includes readings, group discussions, presentations, and individual projects Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S Miami Ave. 1-4 p.m. Registration required. Details: (305) 860-8435 or www.vizcayamuseum.org.
South Florida’s top chefs will come together for the 20th annual Easter Seals Festival of Chefs. Hosted by Michael Gilligan, executive chef of Atrio Restaurant, guests will have the chance to sample participants chefs’ creations. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Miami Conrad Hotel, 1395 Brickell Ave. $100. Details: (305) 547-4747.