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.
The Marine Science Graduate Student Organization of the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science hosts its 13th annual benefit auction, featuring artwork, jewelry, tickets to local restaurants and more. Helps fund students' travel for scientific conferences and fieldwork. 5 p.m. Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, F.G. Walton Smith Commons, Virginia Key. $5. Details: www.rsmas.miami.edu.
Acclaimed Irish poet Paul Perry, author of "Goldsmith's Ghost" and "The Orchid Keeper," presents a public reading. 7 p.m. CAS Gallery at the University of Miami, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.as.miami.edu/english/creativewriting/readingseries/goran.
SO LOCAL, SO FRESH
Celebrated chef Ken Lyon of Fratelli Lyon prepares a five-course menu highlighting locally-harvested seafood, seasonal produce, locally-raised organic meats and dairy products from Florida farms for "The Great Table on the Great Lawn." Dishes will be paired with wines from Mattebella Vineyards and served on the lawn of Miami Beach Botanical Garden. 7 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $100. Details: (305) 673-7256 ext. 206 or www.mbgarden.org.
FOR THE KIDS
Friends of the Orphans holds a fundraising gala and silent auction. Proceeds benefit orphans and disadvantaged children in nine Latin American and Caribbean countries. Event includes gourmet hors d'oeuvres, an open bar and DJ. 7-11 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $130. Details: (305) 663-6211 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.friendsoftheorphans.org.
"BABY ON BOARD"
Are you expecting but not sure what to expect? Learn about pregnancy, child birth and what to plan for at this "Baby on Board" educational event hosted by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. 3 p.m. Florida Blue Center at The Falls, 8895 SW 136th St., Kendall. Details: (877) 352-5830 or www.floridablue.com.
The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida hosts its Eighth Annual Gala, themed "Latin Leaders Paving the Way of the Future." 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $125. Details: (305) 448-4010 or email@example.com.
Zoo Miami holds a 21-and-up costume party. Features open bars, food, a 7,000-square-foot haunted house, dancing and a best costume contest. Proceeds benefit the Zoological Society of Florida. 8 p.m.-midnight. 12400 SW 152nd St., Richmond Heights. $50 in advance. $65 on site. Details: www.miamimetrozoo.com.
Dine on a four course-meal with wine pairings at the 12th annual Pleasures of the Palate benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute. Includes silent and live auctions featuring wines from some of the finest private collections. 6:30 p.m. Emeril's Miami Beach, 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $250. Details: (800) 321-3437 or www.diabetesresearch.org/pleasuresofthepalate2010.