The Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce installs its 2009-2010 board of directors and hosts a business luncheon. Noon. Mayfair Hotel & Spa, 3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove. $25. Details: (305) 444-7270 or www.coconutgrovechamber.com.
The Performing Arts Network hosts a performance by multidisciplinary artists Lela Lombardo. She is known for her work in theater, music and dance. 7 p.m. 13126 W Dixie Hwy., North Miami. $10. Details: (305) 899-7730.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens hosts its final tea of the season. Guests will have the chance to enjoy tea and light treats while overlooking the lush gardens. 3-5 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $27 members, $37 others. Details: www.fairchildgarden.org.
Akerman Senterfitt and the Urban Land Institute host a seminar looking at the recently passed "Community Renewal Act." Land-use experts will discuss how the legislation will affect local government and capital improvements funding sources. 8-10 a.m. 1 SE 3rd Ave., 25th floor, Miami. Details: www.uli.org.
A TASTE OF ITALY
The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast takes a tour of Italy during the third annual Italian Cooking Show. Focusing on Italy's regional cuisine, the event will pit two chefs from local Italian restaurants against each other in this combined culinary battle and cooking class. 6:30-9:30 p.m. MiaCucina, 105 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: www.iacc-miami.com.
A LOCAL CAUSE
The Coral Gables Rotaract Club hosts a fundraiser for underprivileged youth from Miami and the Caribbean. 7-9 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N Miami Ave., Miami. $10. Details: (305) 528-1522 or email@example.com.