The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority is sponsoring a Facebook photo contest through March 31. Participants (18+) are invited to submit “creative, dramatic, and stunning images” of Miami Beach (taken with Smartphone or digital camera) to the MBVCA Facebook page. Prizes include: airfare and a 4-day/3-night stay at the Betsy Hotel in South Beach, $1,000 cash and an iPad mini. For contest rules, visit www.miamibeachvca.com or call 305-443-5454.
• Ayuda will host a Fashion Show and Luncheon on 11:30 a.m. on March 14 at the Deuville Beach Resort. Among those modeling fashions from Macy’s: Miami Beach Commissioners Jerry Libbin and Michael Góngora; Miami Beach Fire Chief Javier Otero; and restaurateur Steve Haas (City Hall). Emcee will be “Mr. Miami Beach” Michael Aller. Gospel singer Maryel Epps will perform. Event chair is Lisa Egozi. Proceeds support Ayuda programs for special needs children. Tickets ($50; $75 VIP) by calling 305-864-2273 or online at www.ayudamiami.org.
• The non-profit Slow Food Miami will host its second annual “Snail of Approval” Tasting party from 7-10 p.m. March 15 at The James Royal Palm. Join Chef Norman Van Aken and Deco Drive’s Louis Aguirre for savory bites from award-winning local farm-to-table eateries plus beer, wine and cocktails for $85; VIP tickets ($165) include an after-party at Florida Cookery with Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith (Michael’s Genuine). Proceeds benefit Slow Food Miami’s Edible Garden Program. For tickets: www.snailofapproval.brownpapertickets.com.
• The Sabrina Cohen Foundation for Stem Cell Research will host its seventh annual “Bowling for Breakthroughs” from 6 – 9:30 p.m. on March 21 at Lucky Strike Lanes, 1641 Michigan Ave., in Miami Beach. Tickets are $55 per bowler (teams of 5); $35 per non-bowler, including light bites and Corona Beer. The event will feature a silent auction and bowling prizes. Corporate sponsorships are available. To donate or register, go to www.sabrinacohenfoundation.org or call 305-968-8024.