1000+ Club to Benefit Cancer Inc.

An event to reflect on the organization's fundraising season, members and guests will enjoy lunch and socializing, and new officers will be installed. $50. Lauderdale Yacht Club, 1725 SE 12th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-741-8138 or http://www.1000plusclub.org.

May 17 at noon

Mother Ocean Day Community Awards

National Week of the Ocean Inc.

A luncheon, awards and a film bring together educators and community leaders to recognize their contribution in preserving the ocean, and our waterways, for future generations. Categories range from the arts to the sciences. $25. Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-5573 or http://www.national-week-of-the-ocean.org.

May 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Grants Award Luncheon

Funding Arts Broward

This is the organization's 10th annual grant awards luncheon, and over the past decade grant winners have received more than $1.8 million. $30. Reservations required. Tower Club (28th floor), 100 SE 3rd Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-353-7673.

June 3 at 6 p.m.

A Taste of Italy

PACE Center for Girls Broward

The event includes a four-course dinner, specially selected by award-winning Chef Angelo Elia, and an opportunity to bid on rare and premium wines. Seating is limited. $300. Casa D'Angelo Ristorante, 1201 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.


June 20 at 6 p.m.

Fishing for the Dream

Deliver the Dream

The festivities begin with a Captain's cocktail party at the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club, with fishing on June 21. The event ends with a family BBQ and an award ceremony. $400 per boat. 2701 NE 42nd St., Lighthouse Point. 954-564-3512 or http://www.deliverthedream.org.

August 9 at 6 p.m.

KID Hero 5K

Kids In Distress

Come dressed as your favorite Superhero for this fun run through downtown. After the run, enjoy post-race activities like the KID costume contest for best-dressed hero, a live concert and games. Participants can sign up in teams, or individually.

$35. The route will go through downtown Fort Lauderdale. 954-390-7620 or