Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on September 25, 2008
The third and final exhibition of Brian Call’s "Preserving Florida’s Past," photo exhibit. The exhibition chronicles the history of Florida flora and fauna and man’s interaction with them. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez and the Board of County Commissioners will celebrate the opening of the new Kendale Lakes Branch Library, home of 37,000 books, 32 computer terminals and 20 laptop computers with free Wi-Fi. 10 a.m. 15205 SW 88th St., Kendale Lakes. Details: (305) 375-2665 or www.mdpls.org.
The Florida Center for the Literary Arts will give an eight-week blogging class for writers looking to establish a Web presence. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ends Nov. 6. Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami-Dade College, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. $170. Details: (305) 237-3940 or www.mdc.edu.
FUNDRAISING AT THE HARDROCK
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is hosting a fundraiser for National Gay & Lesbian Task Force as they begin preparations for this year’s 12th Annual Recognition Dinner. 7-9 p.m. The Hard Rock Café, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 573-4000.
The classic Nightmare Ghost Stories Haunted House comes to Miami for the entire month of October. The eerie funeral parlor will be filled with classic horror images and end with a zombie-filled mortuary. Ends. Nov 1. Downtown Miami’s SOHO Studios, 2136 NW 1st Ave., Miami. Details: (888) 491-7469 or www.nightmaremiami.com.
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with more than 40 Latin-American art galleries as well as several exhibits focused on banking and financial literacy, health and wellness, and beauty and fashion. Noon-10 p.m. Sept. 27, Noon- 6 p.m. Sept. 28. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 534-1903 or www.sflhcc.com.
In the style of New York’s "Seventh off Fifth" and Los Angeles’s "Clothing off Our Backs," Coconut Grove Cares will host Miami¹s version of the ultimate charity sales event with the Second Annual Fashionably Conscious Fundraiser benefiting the Barnyard Community Center. 4-9 p.m. Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mary Brickell Village, 900 S Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 446-6216 or www.coconutgrovecares.org.
The Art Center of South Florida hosts a lecture dedicated to the Bauhaus style of architecture. The evening will include a sampling of fine wines and hors d’oeuvres and a lecture from Armando Droulers. 7-9 p.m. 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Details: (305) 674-8278 or www.artcentersf.org.
The Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation is hosting its fifth annual "Power of Pink" breakfast benefiting breast cancer support and research in the state. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Outback Steakhouse, 13145 SW 89th Ave., Pinecrest. Details: (954) 454-4156 or www.fbccrf.org.
The Rotary Club of Miami will host lunch and a lecture from President of General Motors North America Troy A. Clarke. Mr. Clarke will discuss why US automobile makers believe in alternative fuels, the future of American car companies and what’s wrong with the American auto industry and how to fix it. Noon. The Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickebacker Causeway, Miami. $25. Details: (305) 443-5787 or www.miamirotary.org.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRAINING
The Florida Foreign Trade Association will conduct and import and export seminar in Spanish. The session will cover US government export controls, cargo insurance and buyers’ and sellers’ responsibilities in foreign transactions. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Miami Free Zone, 2305 NW 107th Ave., Doral. Details: (305) 471-0737 or www.ffta.com.
Several internationally acclaimed photographers will gather at The University of Miami School of Communication’s Knight Center for International Media for a discussion on the social impact of photography. 6 p.m. 5100 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-2539 or knight.miami.edu/events/2008/pablo-corral-vega/.
The Beacon Council hosts its annual meeting which will look at last year’s successes and next year’s challenges. It will be immediately followed by a lifestyle auction featuring everything from luxury jewelry to sports memorabilia. 4:30 p.m. The Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 579-1382 or www.beaconcouncil.com.