Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on June 9, 2005
JAPAN & NATURE
The Miami Children’s Museum offers Japan & Nature: Spirits of the Seasons, an exhibit for children and their families to discover and explore how the Japanese celebrate their country’s natural environment. Children can understand Japan through special seasonal and everyday environments and activities. Through June at the Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. Free with museum admission. Details: (305) 373-5437, Ext. 100, or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
KIDS CARE CHARITY EXPO
Kids That Care Day encourages children to serve their communities through volunteerism. Expo includes more than 20 local charities and non-profit organizations such as the Red Cross, Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida and Miami Children’s Hospital, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon animals and live entertainment. Noon-7 p.m. at The Falls, US 1 and Southwest 136th Street, Miami. Details: www.shopthefalls.com.
Momentum Dance Company premieres a new children’s work based on marine life on South Florida’s coral reefs. 11 a.m. at Coral Gables Public Library, 3443 Segovia St., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-8706 or www.momentumdance.com.
FRACTURED FAIRY TALE
Fantasy Theater Factory brings the tale of Cinderella to life – with a few comedic adjustments. Slapstick, melodrama, acrobatics and trick scenery make for unusual twists on the classic fairy tale. Recommended for Pre-K through fifth grade. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., through June 17 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road. $6. Details: (305) 284-8800 or www.ftfshows.com/fieldtrips/index.htm.
COOKING FOR DAD
Michael Gilligan, executive chef at Conrad Miami, hosts a children’s cooking class to prepare them for a successful and safe Father’s Day morning. Ages 7-12. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Conrad Miami, Espirito Santo Plaza, 395 Brickell Ave., Miami. $30 includes ingredients, chef’s hat, apron, recipe book and valet parking for parents. Details: (305) 503-6500.