Celebrate Bastille Day, a national French holiday commemorating the start of the French Revolution, with live music, raffles and French wine and bites. 9 p.m.-midnight. Alliance Francaise, 618 SW Eighth St., Miami. Free. Details: www.afmiami.org.
The Palms Spa offers "Sip & Spa" Thursdays with half-off all spa services. In addition, Essensia Lounge offers complimentary cocktails. 1-9 p.m. spa services. 6-7 p.m. cocktails. The Palms Hotel & Spa, 3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 908-5458 or email@example.com or www.thepalmshotel.com.
"BOWLING FOR RHINOS"
Help worldwide rhino conservation projects for four species of rhinoceros, their habitats and other endangered plants and animals while bowling at the "Bowling for Rhinos" fundraiser. Bowlers with $200 or more in sponsor money are eligible to enter for the grand prize, which in 2008 was a 15-day trip to Indonesia. Event includes raffles, a "Keep the Rhinos Horny" t-shirt sale and a silent auction. 6:30 p.m. registration. 8-9:30 p.m. bowling tournament. Bird Bowl, 9275 SW 40th St., Miami. $35 per bowler. Details: (305) 251-0400 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamimetrozoo.com.
Trio on the Bay restaurant hosts a special party with models and live entertainment showcasing Manny Roman's photography exhibit for Mercedes-Benz's swimwear week. 10 p.m. Trio on the Bay, 1601 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village. Details: (305) 866-1234 or www.trioonthebay.com.
The Public Relations Society of America Miami and Gulfstream chapters host a panel on "New Paradigms in Public Relations Measurement." Panelists include Katie Delahaye Paine, founder of KDPaine & Partners; Cynthia Evans, Latin America strategy director for MEC global media agency; Maribel Ferrer-Gil, senior vice president of Fleishman-Hillard; and Laura Sturaitis, executive vice president of media services and product strategy of Business Wire. Event includes a light lunch and a soft drink. 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St., Wolfe university center, room 155, North Miami. $10 student members. $15 pre-registered members ($20 at the door.) $35 others. Details: www.prsamiami.org.
TOWN HALL MEETING
The Miami-Dade Courts hosts "Community Connect," an educational town hall meeting free and open to the public. Individuals can bring general questions on child support, landlord and tenant issues, small claims, domestic violence, mortgage foreclosures and traffic citation cases. 6-8 p.m. Orange Bowl Committee Building, 14360 NW 77th Court, Miami Lakes. Details: www.jud11.flcourts.org.