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Calendar Of Events Outdoors

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Written by on January 8, 2009

Thursday 1/8

   Take a one-and-a-half-mile hike through tropical hardwood forests and across one of the last existing Tequesta Indian Burial Mounds. 12:30 p.m. Daily. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Free with park admission. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.

WILDLIFE SEARCH

   Join Castellow Hammock Nature Center’s naturalists for a guided night hike to see what creatures lurk in the park at night. 7-8:30 p.m. 22301 SW 162nd Ave., Aladdin City. $6. Details: (305) 242-7688 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.

MOONLIGHT TOUR

   The Deering Estate hosts an evening canoe trip across Biscayne Bay to Chicken Key. 7-11 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $40. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.

NIGHT HIKE

   Join Deering Estate naturalists for a nighttime prowl of the estate’s grounds and see what comes out after the sun goes down. 7-9 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 ext. 233 or www.deeringestate.org.

Friday 1/9

   Take a ride through Crandon Park on an open air tram and enjoy the cool, crisp ocean breeze while visiting the Bear Cut Preserve and Crandon Gardens. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Crandon Park Visitors and Biscayne Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $2 children under 14, $4 adults. Reservation required. Details: (305) 361-6767 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.

Saturday 1/10

   A tradition since 1976, this annual festival features local arts and crafts, a large selection of tropical plants and great food. Children’s activities include a petting zoo, pony rides, an interactive puppet and magic show, and an Everglades reptile show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead. $6. Details: (305) 247-5727 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.

RIDE THE RICKENBACKER

   Bicyclists are invited to ride the Rickenbacker Causeway in celebration of the completion of improvements to the on and off-road bicycle lanes. A dedication ceremony by County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and County Manager George Burgess will precede three hours of traffic-free cycling. 9 a.m.-Noon. Crandon Park Marina, 4000 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. Details: (305) 375-1682.

Monday 1/12

   The Deering Estate hosts an evening canoe trip across Biscayne Bay to Chicken Key. 7-11 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $40. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.

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