FOR ALL CHILDREN
Friends of the Orphans, which supports the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos network of orphanages in nine Latin American and Caribbean countries, hosts its first fundraiser with honorary chair Vivica A. Fox. The event will also honor Patrick Farrell, who received a Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Haiti. 7-11 p.m. JW Marriott Hotel, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. $100. Details: (305) 663-6211 or www.friendsus.org.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts hosts chefs Ingrid Hoffman and Daisy Martinez for a cooking demonstration and Q&A with audience members during its Celebrity Chef series. 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts the 18th annual Sports Hall of Champions honoring former Marlins catcher Charles Johnson, Miami Dolphins linebacker Jason Taylor and race car driver Janet Guthrie. 11:30 a.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $75. Details: (305) 577-5451 or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Business Leadership Network hosts its second annual fundraising gala benefiting its internship program that funds programs for the disabled at local businesses. Features a silent auction, networking, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and Romero Britto's artwork. 6 p.m. Britto Central Gallery, 818 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $500. Details: (850) 386-2022 or email@example.com.
The YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade hosts its "Women of Influence" conference featuring a panel discussion with Anita Britt, chief financial officer for Perry Ellis; Diane Sanchez, president and CEO of Telefonica USA; and Julie Yarbough of NBC 6 news. 5:30 p.m. The Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 377-9922 or www.ywca-miami.org.
The March of Dimes holds its 12th annual "Signature Chefs & Wine Extravaganza" to raise funds for its mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The event will feature the culinary creations of some of South Florida's most notable chefs. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $150. Details: (305) 477-1192 or www.marchofdimes/florida.