Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on February 17, 2005
THE OTHER HOLLYWOOD
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida presents a walking tour of Hollywood. Learn about the historic community that Joseph Young converted from a square mile of mangrove swamp into a city of 18,000 in four years. 10 a.m.-Noon at the Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood. $15 members; $20 others. Details: (305) 375-1621 or www.historical-museum.org.
The Biscayne Nature Center will present a guided tour by an experienced naturalist of the Seagrass beds. The program’s catch and release program will give participants a chance to experience pipefish, seahorses and sea urchins. Wear closed-toe shoes that can get wet and bring a change of clothes. Ages 5 through adult. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Biscayne Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. RSVP required. $10. Details: (305) 361-6767, ext. 119. or www.biscaynenaturecenter.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 up. 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.
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.