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Written by Miami Today on March 26, 2009
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce takes "a look at the bright side of business" with its Leadership Americas Forum. Such industry experts as James Hogan, vice president of Latin American for Medtronic Inc., and Frederico Germani, chief operation officer of Lan Cargo, will give their perspective on doing business internationally. 11:45 a.m. 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $30 members, $40 others. Details: (305) 577-5477 or www.miamichamber.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 email@example.com.
FIND IT AT THE FAIR
The 58th annual Miami-Dade County Fair comes into town for 18 days bringing 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 Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show offers homeowners the change to shop and save on home-improvement needs. The show will also feature seminars on saving energy, remodeling on a budget and the first-time home buyer tax credit. Noon. Ends March 30. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1900 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 667-9299 or www.homeshowspecials.com.
Voices United presents, "Lost & Found," an original musical production conceived, written, produced by and featuring 90 children between the ages of six and 18. The show will explore social issues such as the current recession, identity crises and various other challenges facing young people today. 7:30 p.m. March 29. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Ashe Auditorium, Miami. $10. Details: (305) 726-4822 or www.voicesunited.org.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Miami-Dade County celebrate another year of mentoring with their annual gala titled "The Big Event." The fundraiser will feature an oceanfront cocktail hour, fine cuisine, a silent auction and live entertainment. 7-11:30 p.m. Eden Roc, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $750. Details: (305) 644-0066 ext. 294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAZZ IN THE GARDENS
The city of Miami Gardens host its fourth annual "Jazz in the Gardens" music festival. More than 25,000 people from all over South Florida are expected to attend this year’s festival. Performers include such artists as Anthony Hamilton, Erykah Badu and Angelique Kidjo. 4 p.m.-Midnight. Ends March 29. Dolphin Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens. Details: (305) 622-8043 or www.jazzinthegardens.com.
The Deering Estates Seafood Festival will feature calypso beats, fire eaters and colorfully costumed Bahamian Junkanoo dancers weaving through the crowd. Meanwhile, restaurants, caterers and seafood markets will prepare an array of lobster, fried conch, garlic blue crab and mountains of shrimp that are steamed, fried or just peel and eat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $12 adults, $4 children. Details: (305) 235-1668 ext. 263 or www.deeringestate.org.