SIP AND SPA
Essensia Lounge offers "Sip & Spa" specials throughout August. Complimentary Stoli cocktails are served as well as mini-spa treatments and half-off all drinks and appetizers. 6-7 p.m. complimentary cocktails. 6-10 p.m. complimentary treatments. The Palms Hotel & Spa, 3025 Collins Ave., Essensia Lounge, Miami Beach. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.thepalmshotel.com.
The Palms Aveda Spa offers massage and salon specials to help with the stress of the work week through Sept. 30. Receive a 50- or 80-minute couples massage or facial for $75-$115 instead of $120-$190 and 30% off salon services. The Palms Hotel & Spa, 3025 Collins Ave., Aveda Spa, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 908-5460 or email@example.com or www.thepalmshotel.com.
SHARKS & YOGA
The Prana Yoga Center's community yoga class will have University of Miami scientists on site to share information on conservation and preservation shark efforts due to over fishing and other human impacts. 6 p.m. Prana Yoga Center, 247 Malaga Ave., Coral Gables. Voluntary donations, $10 suggested. Details: (305) 333-4703 or www.pranayogamiami.com.
The "Message From Marli Foundation," a South Florida-based organization focused on national ovarian cancer awareness, hosts fundraising gala "Marli's Birthday Gala." The evening includes red carpet arrivals, cocktails, food and a live and silent auction featuring items such as sport memorabilia, jewelry and vacation packages. Featuring guest speaker Christopher Still, historical, portrait and still life painter. 6 p.m. reception. 7 p.m. dinner. Smith & Wollensky, One Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $300 per couple. $1,000-$1,200 per table of six including a half- or full-page ad in event program. Details: (305) 905-1997 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys begins its third annual "Heroes Welcome" promotional event with a weekend celebration to honor America's military, fire rescue, police and medical personnel. The festivities, which are public, feature food, a full concert by country music singer Daniel Lee Martin and a tribute ceremony featuring soldiers and their families staying at the resort as well as local public safety personnel. 4-6 p.m. cars, trucks and boats used on duty on display. 7-8 p.m. live music. 8 p.m. tribute. 8:30-10 p.m. live music finale. Hawks Kay Resort, 61 Hawks Cay Blvd., Duck Key. Details: www.experience.hawkscay.com/heroes-welcome/blog/1621.
BACK TO SCHOOL
The Miami Florida Blue center invites families to a back-to-school ready carnival. The carnival offers free sports physicals, cooking lessons and samplings from Cooking with Kids Miami, animal presentations from Zoo Miami, information about YMCA programs and live entertainment from Radio Disney and Y100. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Florida Blue Center at The Falls, 8895 SW 136th St., Miami. Details: www.floridablue.com.
Baptist Health South Florida hosts "Ending Knee Pain," an informational session featuring speaker and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Levitt. 7-8:30 p.m. Baptist Medical Plaza, 9915 NW 41st St., suite 210, Doral. Free. RSVP required. Details: (786) 596-3812 or www.baptisthealth.net.
Commercial Real Estate Women Miami hosts a panel of experts discussing zoning and growth management initiatives and their impact on the South Florida. Topics including urban planning initiatives, the Urban Development Boundary and Miami 21 are covered. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. $45 members. $55 others. $65 walk-ins. Details: (305) 938-0775 or email@example.com or www.crewmiami.org.