Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on March 5, 2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bayfront Park’s Farmer’s Market returns for another year, bringing fresh produce to the heart of downtown. Vendors will be selling exotic fruits, organic honey, orchids, herb plants and homemade guacamole as well as new vendors selling organic body-care products, baked goods and ceviche. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 358-7550.
Help restore the natural areas of Miami-Dade County by removing exotic vegetation, restoring native vegetation, enhancing trails and conducting clean-up activities. Volunteers will be taught to identify invasive plants while gaining a greater understanding of South Florida’s ecosystems. 9 a.m.-Noon. Florida City Pineland Preserve, SW 345th St. and 184th Ave., Florida City. Details: (305) 372-6687 or www.miamidade.gov/derm.
The 16th annual Kite Day Festival will feature activities for kite lovers of all ages, including kite-flying competitions, paper kite-building classes and spontaneous candy drops throughout the event from high-flying kites. Noon-5 p.m. Haulover Park, 10800 Collins Ave., North Miami Beach. Details: (305) 365-3128. 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Deering Estate hosts six weeks of yoga classes at which participants will learn to meditate and relieve stress. 6-7:30 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $60 per session. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.