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Written by Miami Today on April 23, 2009
The "Wines of Portugal" hosts its third annual wine tasting featuring 250 wines from 30 wineries in Portugal’s wine-producing regions. 5-8 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $35. Details: www.womenheart.org.
TASTE AND TOAST
The Miami Food and Wine Festival kicks off with an international cocktail hour featuring wines from more than 60 countries as well as food offerings from some of South Florida’s most notable restaurants and caterers. 7 p.m. Ends April 25. Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables. $75. Details: (305) 371-WINE or www.miamiwinefestival.org.
LATIN MUSIC AWARDS
The 20th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards brings together today’s top artists, managers, promoters, sponsors and record labels to network and discuss how to succeed in the constantly evolving Latin-music business. The day-long event will combine an awards ceremony with informative panel discussions, a networking reception and a Q&A with the stars of the business. Eden Roc Beach Resort & Spa, 4252 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $599. Details: (646) 654-4643 or www.billboardlatinconference.com.
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts the third annual "Latino Health & Wellness ExpoConference Luncheon." The day will feature complimentary bone-density screenings as well as diabetes, cholesterol, body mass index and blood-pressure testing. Additionally, local doctors and researchers will participate in a panel discussion looking at steps everyone can take to lead a healthier life. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Doubletree Hotel, 711 NW 72nd Ave., Doral. $40. Details: www.sflhcc.com.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the Elayne Weisburd Excellence in Education Award Luncheon. The award honors outstanding educators from Miami Beach schools. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Palms South Beach, 3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $35. RSVP required. Details: (305) 695-6834 or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The South Florida Community Group hosts the eighth annual "Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness." The day will include workshops on nutrition, alternative cancer therapies, the latest innovations in hormone, chemotherapy and surgical treatments as well as seminars on living with cancer and treatments’ effects. 8 a.m. Hotel InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $65. Details: www.dayofcaringsfl.org.
50 YEARS OF LOGISTICS
The Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association celebrates its 50th anniversary with a black-tie gala on Miami Beach. The event will honor 11 individuals for their contributions to the shipping industry as well as the organization’s past presidents for their service and dedication to the advancement of the association throughout the years. 6 p.m. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 499-9490 or www.fcbf.com.
The University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University host Tropical Nights benefiting the Center for Autism and Related Diseases. The night will benefit free programs, services and research initiatives for more than 4,500 individuals with autism, their families and the professionals who serve them. 7 p.m. The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-9126 or www.cardtropicalnights.org.
Tracy Mourning and the Honey Shine Mentoring Program host the seventh annual "Hats Off" luncheon. The "Suntastic"-themed event will sponsor Mrs. Mourning’s program and will include a "Honey Bug" fashion show, silent auction and luncheon. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $125. Details: (305) 476-0095 ext. 106 or www.honeyshine.org.
The Worksite Wellness Committee of the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade hosts the first annual "South Florida Worksite Wellness Forum and Awards." The program will honor South Florida companies that have demonstrated a commitment to employee wellness and provide resources for companies wishing to start or improve existing programs. 11 a.m. Epic Hotel, 270 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 234-5400 ext. 2507 or www.healthymiamidade.org.