Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on January 27, 2005
Today, the Great Florida Bank Tropical 5K Run for the Homeless, benefiting Community Partnership for Homeless. The 26.2-mile Toyota Prius Miami Tropical Marathon on Sunday will begin at American Airlines Arena and end at Bayfront Park, where a post-race party, including live music and dancers, will be held. 7:30 a.m. Saturday for 5K run at 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. 5:45 a.m. Sunday for marathon at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 278-8668 or www.miamitropicalmarathon.com.
MYSTERY AND MAYHEM
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida presents a coach tour of the Miami City Cemetery, the home of gangster Al Capone and the doorstep of late designer Gianni Versace. Historian Paul George recounts tales of mobsters, drug smugglers and high-profile kidnappings. 1-4 p.m. at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. RSVP required. $34-$39. Details: (305) 375-1621 or www.historical-museum.org.
Coral Gables hosts the Farmers Market, including activities for the family and 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. 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. Free entertainment. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through March on Southwest Eighth Street between 14th and 15th avenues. Details: (305) 649-9797.
TRAPEZE AT EASE
Bayfront Park hosts Trapeze-Experience, a regulation-size, safety-insured trapeze. Instructors offer classes for ages 6 and older. Strapped in a harness and with a net below, participants are first given a ground lesson and a warmup and then are ready for flight. 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 30 at Bayfront Park, 301 N Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (877) 759-0044 or www.trapeze-experience.com.
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.
Daily historical tours of some of Florida’s earliest buildings and architecture. The Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Village of Palmetto Bay. Adults $6; children $4. Details: (305) 235-1688.
Mangrove boardwalk tours, featuring a guided walk along a half-mile boardwalk, 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.