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Written by Miami Today on March 19, 2009
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts Brig. Gen. William B. Binger during its "Good Morning Coral Gables" breakfast meeting. 7:30 a.m. The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Country Club Ballroom, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
COUTURE FOR A CURE
The Key Biscayne Women’s Auxiliary of the American Cancer Society hosts an afternoon luncheon, silent auction and award ceremony recognizing Dr. and Mrs. Jorge Antunez De Mayolo and family for their efforts to conquer cancer. 11:30 a.m. The Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne. RSVP required. $100. Details: (305) 779-2861.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will present its sixth annual "Women of Leadership Award." The Women of Leadership Award is presented to a woman member of the chamber who has excelled in her profession and has made a significant impact on others through her vision and leadership. 5:30 p.m. Gansevoort South, 3299 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $15 nonmembers. Details: (305) 534-1903.
RECOGNIZING THE BEST
The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s economic development arm, hosts the seventh annual Beacon Awards honoring excellence and diversity in the county’s business community. The event will honor Gloria and Emilio Estefan Jr. with the Jay Malina Award while several other businesses and individuals for their contributions to the local economy in the areas of job creation, business expansion, corporate citizenship and leadership in their respective industries. 6:30 p.m. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $275. Details: (305) 579-1382 or www.beaconcouncil.com/events.
TOP CHEF MIAMI
Tom Colicchio, head chef of television cooking competition "Top Chef" and owner of New York City’s Craft Restaurant, comes to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts to discuss his culinary journey and to give audiences a spirited demonstration of his most notable recipes. 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25-$200. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Johnson and Wales University hosts the 2009 "Around the World" dinner and auction to benefit the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism. The dinner will feature a variety of food stations set up to allow attendees to sample diverse dishes from around the world prepared by Johnson & Wales chefs and apprentice chefs. 6:30 p.m. Johnson & Wales University, 1701 NE 127th St., North Miami. $150. Details: (305) 995-7379.
A DAY OF EXPLORATION
The Deering Estate celebrates the opening of its archeological exhibit "Ancestral Portraits." The day will include a half-day symposium with the Florida Public Archeology Network, simulated archeology digs for children and hikes to the estate’s Tequesta Burial Mound. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
The Women of Tomorrow annual Gala raises funds to inspire, motivate and empower at-risk young women to live up to their full potential through mentoring by accomplished professional women and scholarships. Since its founding, the organization has awarded about $2 million in scholarships to nearly 700 mentees. Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami. $350-$1000. Details: (305) 371-3330 or www.womenoftomorrow.org.
ART ON THE KEY
The 45th annual Key Biscayne Art Festival returns for two days with an eclectic collection of 150 artists displaying more than $15 million worth of work. The festival caters to family and friends as a fun weekend activity as well as serious art buyers looking to add to their collections. Participating artists have been juried by an independent panel of judges and selected on the basis of quality and diversity. Ends March 22. The Village Green, 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne. Details: (954) 472-3755 or www.artfestival.com.
The 58th annual Miami-Dade County Fair comes into town for 18 days bringing mounds of food, live entertainment and more than 90 rides for nearly three weeks. The fair also includes 50,000 student and adult exhibits covering education, art, horticulture, agriculture, livestock and entertainment. 3-10 p.m. weekdays. Noon-10 p.m. weekends. Ends April 12. Coral Way and 112th Avenue, Sweetwater. Details: (305) 223-7060 or www.fairexpo.com.
The first Miami Beach Women’s Conference features a full day of programs and special events that have been designed to inform, inspire and empower women as they explore their impact on politics, finance, wellness, the modern family and corporate America. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1900 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 375-4967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.