The University of Miami Center for Hemispheric Policy hosts panel "Trade, Politics and Immigration in Central America," featuring panelists Paolo Giordano,
lead economist of the trade and integration sector for the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington; Joel Hirst, fellow in Human Freedom, George W. Bush Institute, Washington, DC, and Manuel Orozco, executive director, Remittances and Rural Development Project of the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington. 8-8:15 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8:15-9:45 a.m. presentations/discussions. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Venetian room, Coral Gables. $30. Details: (305) 284-3707 or www.miami.edu/chp.
The College of Education at FIU holds the third annual Golf Scramble, open to the general public. Registration fees include green and cart fees, goodie bag and dinner at the awards ceremony. The goal is to raise funds to eventually endow a scholarship for students in the College of Education. 11 a.m. registration. Noon start. Melreese Country Club, 1802 NW 37th Ave., Miami. $75 FIU students. $100 FIU alumni, faculty/staff and public/private school employees. $125 others. Details: (305) 348-2085 or www.fiu.edu.
The 30th annual Corporate Golf Invitational funds Miami Children's Hospital. Enjoy a golf outing at the Biltmore Hotel and Golf Course and reception featuring a silent auction and recognition of physicians in honor of Doctor's Day. 10:30 a.m. registration. 12:30 p.m. start, reception to follow. Biltmore Golf Course, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: www.mchf.org/corporategolf.
Amigos for Kids hosts an awards presentation and fashion show honoring special "Amigos" who have helped fulfill their mission throughout the years. The "Celebration of Friendship" luncheon commemorates their 20th anniversary, recognizes individuals and entities whose support of the organization has been instrumental in its success, and ability to provide services to children and families in the community. 11:30 a.m. Four Seasons Hotel Miami, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. $100 per person. $1,000 per table. Details: (305) 279-1155 or www.amigosforkids.org.
BEING A KID
The Miami Children's Museum hosts the 2012 "Be a Kid Again Gala." This year's '60s inspired theme, "All you need is love" celebrates educational programming and showcases a live auction hosted by Dave Barry and Paul Castronovo. This year's gala pays tribute to and honors local artist Romero Britto for his commitment and dedication to the museum and to the children of South Florida. 6:30 p.m. Miami Children's Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island. Details: (305) 373-5437 ext. 142 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
"Croquet & Cocktails," hosted by The Young Professionals at HistoryMiami, is the annual fundraiser, including a croquet match, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, mingling and raffle prizes. Advance reservations and payment required. 4-6 p.m. Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami. $30 for museum members. $45 others. Details: (305) 375-5356 or email@example.com or www.historymiami.org.
The "11JCHS Annual Spring Reception" invites society members and guests to the annual membership meeting and reception of the 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society, where the chairman's award is presented. 6 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free for museum members. $25 others. Details: (305) 375-1614 or 11JCHS@historymiami.org or www.historymiami.org.