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Written by Miami Today on May 7, 2009
The Florida Grand Opera hosts a luncheon with the announcer of the PBS series "Live from Lincoln Center." Noon. Turnberry Ocean Colony, 16051 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach. $85. Details: (305) 931-0180 or (305) 932-4692.
The Miami Design Preservation League celebrates the 30th anniversary of the "Art Deco Historic District’s" entry into the National Register of Historic Places with tours of the area throughout the day. The 90-minute tour provides an introduction to the Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and Miami Modern styles found on Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Noon. Art Deco Education Center, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-2014 or www.mdpl.org.
WINE AND WOMEN
Azul, the Mandarin Oriental’s award-winning restaurant, presents its "Wine and Women" seminar. Azul’s Sommelier Cynthia Betancourt will lead a women-oriented wine seminar covering sake and Asian cuisine. 6:30-8 p.m. March 16. Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami. $52. Details: (305) 913-8358 or www.mandarinoriental.com.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Miami Metrozoo host the Mayor’s Bar-B-Que Backyard Ball benefiting the United Way of Miami-Dade County. More than 1,000 guests are expected to gather around the zoo’s "Amazon & Beyond" exhibit for an evening of music, entertainment and barbecue classics from around the world. 7 p.m. Miami Metrozoo, 12400 SW 152nd St., Richmond Heights. $100. Details: (305) 646-7037 or www.unitedwaymiami.org.
Communities in Schools in Miami celebrates its 20th anniversary with the GreenRaising Gala. The event will feature gourmet dining providing by local, organic farms, eco-friendly live performances and a silent auction with eco-friendly items. All funds raised will help provide educational and emotional support to more than 5,000 students in 15 schools and community-based sites. 7 p.m. Hotel InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $100. Details: (305) 252-5444 or www.cismiami.org.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce honors a trio of local icons for their contributions to the community during its 87th gala and silent auction. Alonzo and Tracy Mourning will receive the Jan Pfeiffer Distinguished Service Award, Jeffrey Soffer, executive chairman of Fontainebleau Resorts, will receive the Corporate Citizen of the Year award, and Steven Haas, co-owner of Soyka Restaurant, and incoming chairman of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, will receive the Leonard "Doc" Baker Lifetime Achievement Award. 7 p.m. Fontainebleau Resort, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $350. Details: (305) 695-6834 or email@example.com.
CASINO FOR A CAUSE
The Collection hosts the James Bond-themed "Casino Night 2009" featuring such classic games as black jack, craps, roulette and poker. All proceeds will benefit the YMCA of Greater Miami’s "Strong Kids" campaign. The project provides scholarships for sports and summer programs. 7 p.m. The Collection, 200 Bird Road, Coral Gables. $125-$250. Details: (305) 254-0310 ext. 1204 or www.ymcamiami.org.
The Miami Seaquarium hosts a Mother’s Day Brunch with a little something special. Before brunch, moms and families can jump into their wet suits for dolphin encounters that include interacting and learning about the dolphins or the dolphin odyssey in the Seaquarium’s deeper waters. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Virginia Key. $159 per participant. Details: (305) 365-2501 or www.miamiseaquarium.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts the "Health Care Heroes" awards luncheon. The event will recognize Miami’s best healthcare professionals in the bio-medical, nursing, volunteer and institution categories. 11:30 a.m. May 14. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $75. Details: (305) 577-5491 or www.miamichamber.com.