Learn about Miami's historic sites, the secrets of Coconut Grove and South Florida's great pioneers with historian Paul George. The course, "History of South Florida," includes lectures, visits to historical libraries and exhibits, video and slide presentations and tours of Greater Miami's historic neighborhoods. Registration open now. Class meets every Thursday 5:40-8:10 p.m. Ends Dec. 16. Miami Dade College's Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., building three, room 3218, Miami. $258.57. Details: (305) 237-3723 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mdc.edu.
Brickell-area dog owners are invited to mingle with other residents and their pooches at Brickell Yappy Hour, a happy hour you can bring your dogs to. Includes free dog treats, a free raffle and $4 drink specials like Apple Mut-tinis and Cosmo-PAW-litans. 6-8 p.m. Waxy O'Connor's, 690 SW First Court, Miami. Free. Details: email@example.com or www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=100822456642085.
Miami Science Museum puts on one of its popular laser shows to the tunes of Radiohead complete with open bar at this young professional's event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Laser show starts at 9:15 p.m. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. $15 cover. Details: (305) 646-4248 or www.miasci.org.
Every Monday, the Mayfair Hotel & Spa pays homage to the 1960s with its Mad Men Mondays happy hour and special prix-fixe menu. Enjoy Tom Collins, classic martinis, Harvey Wallbangers and other '60s drinks during happy hour, all $3.50. Staying for dinner? The three-course $20.99 prix-fixe menu (not including tax and tip) features filet mignon with au jus, grilled salmon in yellow-pepper vinaigrette and caramel cheesecake. 5:30-7:30 p.m. happy hour. Lobby bar at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa, 3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 445-8177 or www.mayfairhotelandspa.com.
In this installment of Miami Science Museum's Senior Summer Science Series, Roberto Torres, field representative from Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management's The Nature Conservancy, discusses Everglades restoration. His presentation will touch on what is being done and why wetlands restoration is important. 10:30 a.m. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. $5. Details: (305) 646-4236 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamisci.org.
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The Greater Miami Jewish Federation's under-40 group, The Network, hosts a "Rush Hour" happy hour/bowling party. Price includes bowling, one drink and happy hour specials. The Federation will also be collecting kosher honey for donations to JCS Kosher Food Bank for Rosh Hashanah. 7-9 p.m. Lucky Strike, 1691 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach. $12 in advance. $15 at the door. Details: (786) 866-8446 or www.jewishmiami.org.
Local bands Beings and Jacuzzi Boys rock out during this after-hours event held in conjunction with Miami Art Museum's New Work Miami 2010 exhibition. In the gallery, experience an interactive performance by Bert Rodriguez and a segment on '80s rock. 6-9 p.m. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $5 members. $15 others. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.