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Written by on April 29, 2010

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Thursday 4/29

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

   The Historical Museum of Southern Florida unveils its new name and direction. Draws include guest speaker David Lawrence Jr., retired publisher of The Miami Herald, photography by Alissa Christine of ilovemiami365.com, a champagne toast and a public sign unveiling of its new name. Noon. Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free. Details: www.hmsf.org.

85 YEARS YOUNG

   Celebrate the 85th anniversary of the City of Coral Gables’ incorporation at the historic home of The City Beautiful’s founder, George Merrick. Take a self-guided tour of the home, browse unique memorabilia from early Coral Gables history and snack on birthday cake in honor of the occasion. You can even tape your birthday-wish testimonial on site with Coral Gables Television. 2-6 p.m. Merrick House, 907 Coral Way, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 460-5205 or www.coralgables.com.

HELLO MR. FLAGLER

   The Miami Beach Historical Association and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden present "Wild Dreams — Discovering Henry M. Flagler." The evening of historical entertainment features Paul J. Jellinek as Mr. Flagler, the capitalist entrepreneur responsible for bringing the railroad to Miami. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $10-$15. Details: www.miamibeachhistory.org.

HIP TO BE GREEN

   Miami Science Museum hosts a green-themed happy hour event featuring live performances by Lanzallamas Monofonica, eco-art fashion by Luis Valenzuela and sustainable art by local artists and designers. Open bar and food. 6:30-10 p.m. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. $15. Details: (305) 646-4248 or www.miamisci.org.

Friday 4/30

SEA-SHELLED SPLENDOR

   Learn how to "Turn a Frame into a Masterpiece" using seashells at a crafting class. 10 a.m.-noon. Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $25 members. $35 for nonmembers. Details: (305) 361-6767 ext. 114 or www.biscaynenaturecenter.org.

BISCAYNE BIOBLITZ

   Join the National Geographic Society and the National Park Service at Biscayne Bioblitz, a two-day event when teams of scientists and naturalists invite the public to help discover and inventory every living plant and creature in and out of the water at Biscayne National Park. Following the inventory on May 1, a Celebrate Biodiversity Festival will be held, including live music, family activities and demonstrations. Inventory is a 24-hour event. Festival 1-4 p.m. Ends May 1. Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th St., Homestead. Free. Details: (800) 638-6400 ext. 6186 or www.nationalgeographic.com/bioblitz.

Saturday 5/1

LITTLE HAITI BENEFIT

   Art Studio Miami holds its first gala, "Art of the Palate," with all proceeds benefiting its programs for youth who have emigrated from Haiti since the January earthquake. Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, 3550 N Miami Ave., Miami. $75-$600.

   Details: (786) 317-8118 or beth@artstudiomiami.org or www.asmhelplittlehaiti.org.

Wednesday 5/4

HONORING HOTELIERS

   The Greater Miami and The Beaches Hotel Association honors outstanding employees in the hotel industry at its 16th annual Inn Key Awards Luncheon and Business Expo. 11 a.m.-noon business expo. Noon-2 p.m. luncheon and awards. Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SW Second Ave., Miami. $50-$10,000. Details: (305) 531-3553 or cherry@gmbha.com.

Thursday 5/6

PUBLIC SERVICE HONORS

   United HomeCare Services hosts the 16th annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards. Honorees include John Dorschner of the Miami Herald, Kevin Packman of Holland & Knight and Dr. Phillip Frost of OPKO Health. 5:45 p.m. Cocktails and silent auction 7 p.m. dinner and awards presentation. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $300-$10,000. Details: (305) 716-0729.

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