You and your pooch are invited to Canine Carnaval, a free spring festival for dogs, hosted by Pet Supermarket and Miami-Dade Parks. Features a best-dressed dog contest, agility competition, obedience-training demonstrations, photo opportunities, raffles and free gifts from Pet Supermarket. 9 am.-1 p.m. Tropical Dog Park, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami. Details: www.miamidade.gov/parks.
The Miami Florida Blue Center hosts a Spring Health Festival, featuring samples from healthy recipes, cooking demonstrations, massages and free health screenings. Includes free food, entertainment and face painting. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Florida Blue Center at The Falls, 8895 SW 136th St., Pinecrest. Details: (877) 352-5830 or www.floridablue.com/miami.
Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, director of the Holocaust Teachers Institute at the University of Miami, gives a presentation on her family's escape from Nazi Europe, "The Power of Perseverance: One Family's Escape from the Holocaust." 2 p.m. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free for members. Others free with entry, which is free for children under six, $5 for seniors, $6 adults and $12 families. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
PIZZA AND BEER
This is not your average pairing class. Whole Foods Pinecrest hosts a class on how to pair a variety of beers with pizza. Proceeds go to the Whole Planet Foundation. 6-8 p.m. Whole Foods Pinecrest, 11701 S Dixie Highway, Pinecrest. $5. Registration required. Details: (305) 971-4790 or email@example.com or www.wholefoodsmarket.com/pinecrest.
Love the peacock sculptures adorning Coconut Grove? Snag one for your home at the Coconut Grove Peacock Tour Auction. Festivities include a cocktail hour and raffle. 6 p.m. Paragon Theater at Cocowalk, 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove. $50. Details: www.paragontheaters.com.
The newly formed Miami Children's Young Ambassadors, formed by Miami Children's Hospital Foundation for professionals ages 22-45 who have a strong commitment to improving the lives of children, holds its first networking event. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Norman's 180, 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $10 donation encouraged. Details: (786) 624-2826 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mchf.org.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at JohnMartin's Restaurant & Irish Pub's street party, with three live bands playing consecutively — including a U2 tribute show. The restaurant will be serving a special St. Patrick's Day menu with Gaelic steak, Irish stuffed chicken, bangers and mash, fish and chips, Irish potato soup, bread-and-butter pudding and homemade Bailey's ice cream. 5 p.m. Paddy Kellegan and the Rolling C's perform. 7 p.m. Hard Liquor Band. 9 p.m. UV — The U2 Tribute Show. JohnMartin's Restaurant & Irish Pub, 253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 445-3777 or www.johnmartins.com.
The Miami-Dade County Fair returns for its 60th run, featuring rides, games, food and entertainment. March 17-April 3. Tamiami Park Fairgrounds, Coral Way and SW 112th Ave., Miami. $8. Details: www.fairexpo.com/thefair.