Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on January 13, 2005
Take a naturalist-led canoe trip and explore the mangrove forest, of Key Biscayne, where great blue herons, iguanas and spotted eagle rays prowl. Bring sunscreen, snacks, water, insect repellant and long sleeves. 8-10 a.m. Saturdays through Jan. 29 at Crandon Park, 4000 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $15 children under 14; $40 others. Details: (305) 365-3018.
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida will host a tour with Dr. Paul George featuring the architecture of postwar Miami homes. The tour will return to the World War II era when the growth of the economy and population in Florida led to the largest residential boom in Miami-Dade County. 1-4 p.m. at the Historical Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $34 members; $39 nonmembers. Details: (305) 375-1621 or www.historical-museum.org.
The city of Coral Gables will host the 14th annual Farmers Market. Event will include activities for the family, including instructional activities such as cooking tips from local chefs. 9 a.m.-Noon through March 26 on the steps of Coral Gables City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables.
See animals in their habitat and learn about the plant life seen beyond the paved trail through a guided historical nature walk. 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sundays at Greynolds Park, 17530 W Dixie Hwy., North Miami Beach. Details: (305) 948-2891.
MERCADO CALLE OCHO
The Latin Quarter Cultural Center presents an annual open air Mercado featuring 30 vendors selling fresh cut flowers, artists, fine art, plants and many artisans selling their crafts. Event includes free entertainment. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through March on Southwest Eighth Street, between 14th and 15th avenues. Details: (305) 649-9797.
This green market on Lincoln Road between Alton and Washington avenues in Miami Beach from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays features fruits, vegetables, fresh cut flowers, plants and specialty items like bread, honey, jams and jellies. Details: (305) 531-0038.
Deering Estate historical tours of some of Florida’s earliest buildings and architecture. Offered daily. The Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Village of Palmetto Bay. Adults $6; children $4. Details: (305) 235-1688.
Deering Estate Mangrove Boardwalk tours, featuring a guided walk along a half-mile boardwalk, are offered daily at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Village of Palmetto Bay. Adults $6; children $4. Details: (305) 235-1688.
ART DECO TOURS
The Miami Design Preservation League offers 90-minute guided walking tours of the Art Deco Architectural Historic District that focus on South Beach’s Art Deco, Mediterranean Revivalist and MiMo architecture styles. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. $15. Details: Sheldon Brown, (305) 531-3484 or www.mdpl.org.