HOLIDAY BOOK DRIVE
WXEL TV/Radio Station, in Palm Beach is holding their Fifth Annual Book Drive through Dec. 31. Hundreds of books will be distributed to at-risk children from birth through eleven years of age. Collections sites are as follows: WXEL, 3401 S. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach.; Palm Beach Equine Clinic, 13125 Southfields Road, Wellington and Hoffman's Chocolates at each of their five locations. Details: (561) 737-8000.
The International Library of Photography presents the International Open Amateur Photography Contest. Open to all photographers in the Miami area, particularly beginners who'd like to take a crack at more than 1,300 prizes. Deadline for submission is Dec. 31. To enter, send one photograph in only one of the following categories: people, travel, pets, children, sports, nature, action, humor, portraiture or other. Photo must be a color or black-and-white, 8 x 10 print. Include your name, address and category on back. Send to: The International Library of Photography, Suite 101-2615, 3600 Crondall Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117. You may also submit electronically at www.picture.com. Entry is free. Details: (410) 363-4800.
Enchanted Place neighbors show their holiday spirit with holiday lights benefiting Care Resource's Children & Families Program. Drive by the beautifully decorated homes from 6 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. nightly and see the stunning light displays through Dec. 31. Get to the displays from Interstate 95, exit on 135th Street East to 16th Ave., north then make the first right. Details: (305) 667-9296.
Veuve Clicquot will host a champagne reception featuring Veuve Clicquot Rose Reserve 1995. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Tantra, 1445 Pennsylvania Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (212) 888-7575 or email@example.com.
La Lega Dei Viscayani hosts it's 31st Annual Vizcayan Holiday Celebration, featuring petting zoo, decorated Christmas trees, jazz dancing, ballet performances and more. 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at Vizcaya Museum, 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Members $20, non-members $25. Details: (305) 856-4866.
Share a few laughs and carols while passing by dazzling displays of holiday lights atop a decorated hayride. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at camp Owaissa Bauer, 17001 SW 264 St., Homestead. Cookies and beverages available for purchase. Admission $2 for adults, $1 for children. Details: (305) 247-6016.
CAREER & MAGNET EXPO
Miami-Dade County Public Schools offers hundreds of career course geared toward elementary and middle school students. The school system's 78 magnet programs and 65 career academies will be on display. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo, on the corner of 107 Avenue and Coral Way, South Miami. Details: (305) 995-1739.
The Hospitality Sale & Marketing Association are hosting "The Barefoot Black Tie Beach Ball," hospitality industry's annual holiday gala. Featuring complimentary food, beer, wine and soda, auction packages and entertainment. 6 p.m.-11 p.m. at John U. Lloyd State Park, Dania. Cost: $55 Assoc. members, $65 Non-members, $75 Walk-ins, No-Shows will be charged. RSVP: (954) 476-1164.