There are many events going on around South Florida this month in honor of Women’s History Month. One of them you just might want to attend is the Miami Beach Women’s Conference on March 22. Presented by Mayor Matti Herrera Bower and the Women’s Exhibit, the morning session will begin with breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by the conference at 9 a.m., at Miami Beach City Hall, third floor, 1700 Convention Center Dr, in Miami Beach.
Speakers will include Patricia Ireland, Elizabeth Schwartz and Jersey Garcia. Sherry Kaplan Roberts will be the moderator.
The morning session will be followed by "Lunch in the Garden" and silent auction, at noon at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr. in Miami Beach. Lunch is $30 in advance and $35 at the door. At the luncheon, state Sen. Gwen Margolis will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
For more information and to make your reservations for the luncheon, call Kate at 305-209-6626 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film tells story of rescue
The "Reel to Real" documentary series will continue "Nicky’s Family" at 7 p.m. Monday at The W Hotel, 2201 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach. A reception will be held prior to the film and Dr. MIriam Klein Kassenoff will lead a discussion following the film.
On Tuesday the film will be shown at 1 p.m. at the Miami Beach JCC.
Nicky’s Family tells the nearly forgotten story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton is now 103 years old, didn’t tell anyone about his rescue efforts for nearly 50 years. It was his wife, who 50 years after the war, found a suitcase in their attic, full of documents and transport plans. Today, the story of Winton’s rescue is known throughout the world.
‘Women Worth Knowing’
You are invited to "Women Worth Knowing 2013," at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Dream South Beach Hotel, 1111 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach. The event will honor Dr. Judy Schaechter; Shelley Niceley Groff; Gabrielle Redfern, and Miami Beach Commissioner Deede Weithorn.
Gertrude Arfa, Miami Beach commission for Women, and Mercedes Carlson of Women Worth Knowing are co-chairs of the event.
Opera coming to ‘Unexpected Places’
Florida Grand Opera has announced a new, three-year program, "Unexpected Operas in Unexpected Places," which is designed to bring less-known works to unique venues throughout South Florida. The idea is an effort to expose new audiences to opera. The program is made possible with the support of a grant from the John s. and James L. Knight foundation as a part of its Knights Arts Challenge.
The new program will present its first operatic production in Midtown and will feature Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s Tango and Astor Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires. the event will be at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St. in Midtown, from March 21 through 24.
Doors will open at 8 p.m. and a pre-show with live band will be from 9 to 9:30 p.m. Tango will follow from 9:30 to 10 p.m. with an intermission from 10 to 10:15 p.m. Maria de Buenos Aires will follow from 10:15 to 11:15 p.m.
General admission and standing room tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased in advance through Florida Grand Opera Box Office by calling 800-741-1010 or by going online at, www.FGO.org. Tickets will also be sold at the door the day of the event.