HALL OF FAMERS
Miami Dade College hosts the 2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Gala, recognizing alumni in hall of fame inductees in specialty areas. Hosted by Eduardo J. Padrón, president of Miami Dade College, and Miguel G. Farra, chair of the Miami Dade College Foundation. 6 p.m. cocktail reception. 7 p.m. dinner and awards program. Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $250 per person. Sponsorships available. RSVP required. Details: www.mdc.edu/halloffame.
In conjunction with "Tunnel Vision: The Port of Miami Tunnel Project" the Coral Gables Museum acting director and historian Arva Moore Parks talks of the history of digging and dredging in Coral Gables and Biscayne Bay. 7 p.m. free. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 603-8067 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.coralgablesmuseum.org.
Miami Dade College's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives and the University of Florida Association of Hispanic Alumni host a symposium on the significant role and influence of Hispanics in the 2012 Presidential Election. Panelists include the college's Social Science chair Victor Vazquez-Hernandez and University of Florida professors of social science Daniel A. Smith and Richard Scher. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., building 2 room 2106, Miami. Free. Registration required. Details: (305) 237-3501 or email@example.com or www.mdc.edu.
DAY OF CARING
The 11th annual "Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness" is an event to educate, empower and give hope to those affected by breast cancer. Guest speaker is Dee Dee Ricks, founder of RICKS/ Consulting Group and a breast cancer survivor. Includes a gourmet lunch; a fashion show featuring models, both men and women, who are survivors of breast cancer, and a silent auction. 7:30 a.m. registration. Event through 3:30 p.m. InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $70. Details: (786) 222-7306 or www.dayofcaringsfl.org.
New Theatre presents the sixth annual "Miami Stories" fundraiser, featuring food, drinks, music and raffle prizes. Also, appearances by J. Ricky Arriola, president and CEO of Inktel Direct Corp.; James R. Kaufman, managing principal of Kaufman Rossin; and Eric. R. Sisser, president and CEO of Eric R. Sisser. Master of ceremonies is David Samson, president of the Miami Marlins. 7:30-11 p.m. Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107th Ave., Tamiami. $100 per person. Details: (305) 443-5909 or www.new-theatre.org.
The 10th annual "Tropical Nights" fundraiser benefits the "UM-NSU Card" initiative to raise awareness for autism. The event honors Robert and Patricia Cambo with the Cruz-Whitehurst Advocacy Award and Dr. Diane Adreon with the CARD Community Leadership Award. This year's gala also honors the Dan Marino Foundation and Accord Productions for their continued support. 7 p.m. InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $200. Sponsorship opportunities available starting at $1,500. Details: (305) 284-5269 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.cardtropicalnights.org.
Tigertail hosts an annual fundraising party "Expected/Unexpected," featuring live entertainment, food, cocktails and a silent auction. Guests join in interactive activities on stage. Imaginative performances and installations by many Miami artists throughout the evening, playing on the peep show theme. 8-11 p.m. Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W Flagler St., On Stage Black Box, Miami. $125 single ticket. $220 for two. $400 for four. Details: (305) 324-4337 or www.tigertail.org.
FASHION FOR MOM
The InterContinental at Doral hosts a Mother's Day Brunch featuring a fashion show by Miami's "Guayabera Lady." 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. InterContinental at Doral Miami, 2505 NW 87th Ave., Doral. Free for children under 6. $19.95 children 6-10. $29.95 others. Details: (305) 468-1440 ext. 4318 or www.intercontinental.com/atdoralmiami.
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
Jungle Island's Mother's Day Brunch includes dishes such as sirloin with mushrooms, grilled salmon and penne primavera, fresh salads and desserts such as coconut flan and chocolate mousse. Event features shows, animals and exhibits. Mothers receive a free annual pass to Jungle Island. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Island, Watson Island. $35 children ages 3-10. $48 others. Details: www.jungleisland.com.
The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis and The Woody Foundation host an inaugural Golf Classic to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. Four person scramble, contests and team prizes, drawing and mulligan sales. 11:30 a.m. registration and lunch. 1 p.m. start. 5:30 p.m. awards reception. International Links Miami, 1802 NW 37th Ave., Miami. $250 per person. Details: (305) 790-9469 or www.thebuonicontifund.com/woodyfoundationgolf.
Legal Services of Greater Miami hosts the third annual "Heart of Giving" celebration and judicial reception featuring Rosemary Barkett, US Circuit Judge, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Patricia D. White, dean of the University of Miami School of Law. 6-9 p.m. Rubell Family Collection, 95 NW 29th St., Miami. $100. Details: (305) 438-2513 or www.lsgmi.org.
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts the 11th annual scholarship program golf classic, benefiting the chamber's Education Enhancement Program. Noon registration and luncheon. 1 p.m. tournament. 5:30 p.m. dinner, awards and raffle. Biltmore Hotel Golf Course, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $100-$5,000. Details: (305) 534-1903 or email@example.com or www.sflhcc.com.
The 18th annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards honors leaders of the South Florida community who have made a difference in the lives of the elderly and disabled. 5:45 p.m. cocktails and silent auction. 7:30 p.m. dinner and awards presentation. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. Business attire. $300 per person. Details: (305) 328-0875 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.unitedhomecare.com.