Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on November 17, 2005
WINTER METEOR SHOWERS
Southern Cross Astronomical Society will present "Winter Meteor Showers" with Lew Gramer, SCAS member and astronomer affiliated with the North American Meteor Network and Int’l Meteor Organization. He will discuss how to accurately record and report meteor showers, often interspersed with blazing fireballs. The SCAS program will include prizes, food buffet, discussions and skywatch on the terrace of the FIU Astronomy Ceter. 8 p.m. at the Physics Building, University Park, SW 109 Ave. and Eighth St., Miami. Details: (305) 661-1375.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosts the Ramble-A Garden Festival featuring antiques and collectibles, rare books and a plant sale. Event pays homage to family festivals in the 1940s. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Sunday at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables. $12-$15. Details: www.fairchildgarden.org.
The 13th annual Thanksgiving gulf tournament presents a day of games and competitions benefiting The Foundation Fighting Blindness. The event includes lunch, goody bag, beverages on the course, dinner buffet and awards presentation. 10:30 a.m. at the Pembroke Pines Golf & Racquet Club, 10500 Taft St., Pembroke Pines. $150. Details: (305) 822-5403 or www.bbackpromotions.com.
The Miracle on 136th Street Parade celebrates the official arrival of Santa Claus at The Falls shopping center, including marching bands and characters in holiday costumes. 4 p.m. at The Falls, US 1 and Southwest 136th Street. Details: (305) 255-4571.
Every Monday de-stress on the most stressful day of the week with yoga instructor Agustin Aguerreberry. All participants must bring their own yoga mat, water and towel. 6 p.m.-7:15 p.m. at Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 358-7550 or www.bayfrontparkmiami.com.
Miami Dade parks host the "Miami Turkey Trot". The 5k and 10k run promotes weight loss on Thanksgiving Day. A commemorative T-shirt will be given to the first 800l participants. 7:30 a.m. at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40 St., Miami. $20-$30. RSVP by Nov.23. Details: www.runmiami.com.
‘CARS & FISH’
Miami Performing Arts Center presents "Cars & Fish" a huge multimedia installation, marking the first large-scale public event produces on the grounds of MPAC. The center has commissioned video artist Charles Recher and composer Gustavo Matamoros to create a video-and-sound installation. 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza for the Arts, Miami Performing Arts Center, 1444 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 372-7611 or www.miamipac.org.