Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on October 22, 2009
The YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade hosts its "Women of Influence" conference featuring a 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 improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The event will feature the culinary creations of notable South Florida chefs. 6:30 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $150. Details: (305) 477-1192 or www.marchofdimes/florida.
BE A VOICE
The Voices for Children Foundation, which works to ensure that every abused, abandoned and neglected child in Miami-Dade County has a court-appointed guardian, hosts its 15th annual "Be A Voice" awards luncheon. The event honors individuals, corporations and organizations that have significantly contributed in the area of child abuse and neglect in the county over the past year. 11:30 a.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $125. Details: (305) 324-5678 ext. 18 or www.voices4.org.
The Coral Gables Community Foundation hosts its annual masquerade ball fundraiser. The black-tie evening is to include dinner, dancing and a silent auction and will also unveil the foundation’s "Gables Home Page" initiative. 7 p.m. Comber Hall, 1251 Palermo Ave., Coral Gables. $250. Details: www.gablesfoundation.org.
The South Florida International Auto Show returns to Miami Beach for the third year with something for every car enthusiast. The weeklong event will feature high-end sports cars in "Million Dollar Alley," classic cars in "Memory Lane" and a ride-and-drive area where attendees can test 2010 Ford and General Motors cars. Ends Nov. 1. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1900 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: www.sfliautoshow.net.
Take a seat at celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s Miami Beach restaurant for the 11th annual "Pleasures of the Palate" benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute. The evening features a four-course dinner created by Mr. Lagasse as well as silent and live auctions. 6:30 p.m. Emeril’s Miami Beach, 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $250. Details: (954) 964-4040 or www.diabetesresearch.org.
The Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts Mayor Andre Pierre for a "State of the City" address. Noon-1:30 p.m. Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores. $18 members, $20 others. RSVP required. Details: (305) 891-7811 or www.northmiamichamber.com.