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Calendar Of Events Outdoors

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Written by on January 15, 2009

Thursday 1/15

   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.

Saturday 1/17

   Local guides tour the Everglades stopping along the "river of grass" at alligator holes for a chance to see the prehistoric creatures in their natural habitat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. AD Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., Ludlam. $60. RSVP required. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.

SURVIVAL SKILLS

   Learn the basic skills to have an enjoyable and safe camping experience in South Florida. Instructors will cover equipment, knots, camping food and places to camp. 1- 3 p.m. 22301 SW 162nd Ave., Aladdin City. $12. Details: (305) 242-7688 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.

Sunday 1/18

   Athletes and the public alike will take part in the 10th Annual Inspiration 5K Run and Fitness Walk to benefit the Special Olympics of Miami-Dade County. 8:45 a.m. Temple Beth Am, 5950 N Kendall Drive, South Miami. $20 adults, $15 children. Details: (305) 406-9467 or www.footworksmiami.com.

NATURE WALKS

   Discover South Florida’s flora and fauna during this nature walk and short animal presentation. 10-11 a.m. Bill Sadowski Park and Nature Center, 17555 SW 79th Ave., Perrine. $3. Details: (305) 255-4767 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.

BAY CRUISE

   Take a relaxing trip on the Pelican Island Skipper Pontoon Boat and discover Biscayne Bay. 2-4 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $35. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.

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