Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on March 14, 2013
The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition features live entertainment, theme park rides, fun games, foods and livestock/agricultural competitions. 3 p.m.-approximately midnight. Through March 31. Miami Dade County Youth Fair, 10901 SW 24th St., Miami. Free for children under 5. $8-$51 others. Details: (305) 223-7060 or www.fairexpo.com.
Leave a Legacy hosts "Philanthropy Miami," a nonprofit education day for executives and newcomers to fundraising, featuring workshops, panel discussions and speakers. The event kicks off with Susan Packard, co-founder of HGTV. Event features two separate tracks: Fundraising Basics and Toolkits, geared to those who have more experience in the field. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. Susan Packard discussion. Hilton Downtown Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $125 for Fundraising Basics. $125 for Toolkits. Details: (305) 379-0800 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.leavealegacymiami.org.
MDC’s Journalism Speaker Series presents Selwyn Crawford, a veteran journalist with The Dallas Morning News. Crawford, who currently serves as a team leader and special writer for the DMN, is assigned to the criminal justice cluster of the local news section. Program includes a presentation and a 15-minute question and answer session. Noon. MDC Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., room 7128, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 237-3477 or www.mdc.edu.
The Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College kicks off its month-long "The Big Read" celebration with a host of events centered on the novel "The Things They Carried" by Tim O’Brien. "The Big Read" kicks off with an appearance by decorated US Marine turned filmmaker, actor and author Benjamin Busch. Free copies of "The Things They Carried" are distributed throughout the series. 6:30 p.m. kickoff. Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd St., Miami Beach. Free. Details: www.thecenteratmdc.org.
"Sister Cities Wine & Spirit Series: The Wines of Italy" features an Italian wine sampling and presentations on the history, the culture and the architecture of Pisa. 6 p.m. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $30; $25 for members. Details: (305) 603-8067 or www.coralgablesmuseum.org.