The New Acropolis Cultural Association holds Coffee & a Book featuring the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. 8:30 p.m. New Acropolis Cultural Association, 3837 SW Eighth St., Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.newacropolismiami.org.
REFUGE IN THE CATSKILLS
The Jewish Museum of Florida presents "Last Days of the Four Seasons: A Photo-documentary by Rick Nahmias." The collection of large-format photographs tells the story of a group of Eastern European Holocaust survivors who bought 44 acres in New York's Catskill Mountains, creating The Four Seasons Lodge. Ends Jan. 2. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $6-$12. Free Saturdays. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
Spain's Circo de Los Horrores makes its gruesome US debut in Miami, with monsters, ghouls and goblins performing a unique blend of human circus, amazing acrobatics and horror. Prepare to be scared. Times vary. Ends Oct. 17. James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. $20-$80. Details: (800) 745-3000 or www.circodeloshorrores.com.
MARCH OF DIMES
Sunny Anderson, host of Food Network's "Cooking For Real," hosts the March of Dimes 13th Annual Signature Chefs and Wine Extravaganza," featuring an auction, wines and culinary samplings from more than 30 area restaurants. All proceeds benefit March of Dimes. 6:30 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $150-$250. Details: (305) 477-1192 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.marchofdimes.com/florida.
Practice Xi Gong, learn about acupuncture or treat yourself to organic food and wine at the Biltmore Health and Wellness Festival. Times vary. Ends Oct. 17. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Prices vary. Details: www.biltmorehealthandwellness.com.
Run for a cause in the 15th Annual Miami/Fort Lauderdale Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Participants may register as teams or individuals for the 5K walk/run. Benefits the fight against breast cancer. 6 a.m. registration. 7:30 a.m. survivor procession. 8:30 a.m. race begins. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $27. Details: www.komenmiaftl.org.
Dr. Paul Fisher and Dr. Craig Fisher of Fisher Chiropractic Center discuss the natural wellness approach to lowering your risk of cancer. 4 p.m. The Florida Blue Center at The Falls, 8895 SW 136th St., Miami. Free. Details: (800) 352-5830 or www.floridablue.com.
Whole Foods Market celebrates the reopening of its renovated Pinecrest store with a weekend packed with activities. Saturday's offerings include a free continental breakfast, five-minute massages, coconut decorating and a liquid nitrogen demonstration by Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog of Gastropod. Sunday festivities include live music, cooking demonstrations and local vendors. Times vary. Ends Oct. 17. Whole Foods Market, 11701 S Dixie Highway, Pinecrest. Free. Details: (305) 971-0900 or www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/pinecrest.
Kite-flying competitions, paper-kite-building classes and more are all part of the fun at the Kitetober Fest Kite Festival. Noon-5 p.m. Haulover Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 893-0906 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
RACE AND RELIGION
Professor Aviva Ben-Ur from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, gives a talk on "The Hispanic/Jewish Connection in the United States." She is the author of "Sephardic Jews in America: A Diasporic History" and teaches courses in Jewish history. 4:15-5:45 p.m. University of Miami Miller Center Auditorium, 5202 University Drive, 105 Merrick Building, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 284-6882 or email@example.com.