Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on October 30, 2008
After school program and community classes for children 5-14 years old, offering homework assistance, educational activities, arts and crafts. 2-6 p.m. weekdays. Silver Bluff Elementary School, 2609 SW 25th Ave., Coral Gables. $30. Details: (305) 856-5197 ext. 2122.
The Blue Man Group brings their traveling exhibit, designed to unite science and art, to the Miami Children’s Museum. The 1,500 square-foot exhibit allows participants to see, feel, hear and create sound in the fun-filled Blue Man Group style. Ends Feb. 9. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 Macarthur Causeway, Watson Island. Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
The Actors’ Playhouse kicks off its "Kids’ Bill" season with the "Wizard of Oz." The wondrous world of Oz captures the hearts of audiences as a tornado whisks Dorothy away to the magical Land of Oz, where she befriends Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. Together they avoid the Wicked Witch of the West and find the mighty Wizard, who can help Dorothy return home. 2 p.m. Saturdays. Ends Nov. 8. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $15. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
AFTERSCHOOL AT THE PARK
Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department is offering an after-school program with homework assistance, active games, quiet games, and arts and crafts. 2-6 p.m. Weekdays. 17555 SW 79th Ave., Palmetto Bay. $30-$35. Reservations required. Details: (305) 255-4767 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/billsadowski.asp.
Children will have the chance to trick-or-treat for candy at participating businesses on Miracle Mile and the adjacent streets, go on a spooky Miracle Mile scavenger hunt with festive prizes and take part in a grand costume contest at the Miracle Theater. Later, four-legged Frankensteins will take the John Martin’s main stage on Salzedo Street to strut their stuff in a doggie costume contest sponsored by The Humane Society of Greater Miami. 4 p.m. 224 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: www.shopcoralgables.com.
In an effort to emphasize the importance of a safe and fun for families and friends, Shenandoah Park will host its third annual Family Fright Night. This event will allow children to remain safe while enjoying Halloween. 6-9 p.m. 1800 SW 21st Ave.,
Miami. Details: (305) 856-9551 or www.miamigov.com.
The Miami Seaquarium hosts the Halloween extravaganza "Monster Splash." The event features the Field of Screams with acres of rides, slides and a skeleton walk as well as The Frightening Manor, a kid-friendly haunted house. 5-10 p.m. $24.95 adults, $21.95 children 3-12. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne. Details: (305) 361-5705 ext. 225 or www.miamiseaquarium.com.
The Miami Heat will host a family fitness fair featuring free blood pressure, body fat and body-mass index tests. The afternoon will also include a basketball shootout for kids. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mary Brickell Village, 900 S Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (786) 972-5151 or www.miamiallstars.org.
The Adrienne Arsht Center hosts a family fest featuring face painting, arts and crafts, storytelling, movement and theater classes, and outdoor performances on the Thomson Plaza for the Arts. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: www.arshtcenter.org.
The PlayGround Theatre launches its fifth season with a performance of Lewis Carroll’s "Alice in Wonderland." In producer Stephanie Ansin’s interpretation, time, space and cultures collide as the precocious heroine tackles the challenges of her ever-changing world while the familiar tale unfolds with a tropical twist. 10 a.m. weekdays, 3 p.m. weekends. Ends Dec. 18. PlayGround Theatre, 9806 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores. $15. Details: (305) 751-9550 ext. 223 or www.playgroundtheatre.com.