Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on March 19, 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 on Thursdays. 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.
Every Saturday, adventurers can look for crocodiles and manatees on a three-hour journey over sea-grass beds and along the mangrove-fringed shoreline of Biscayne National Park. 9 a.m.-Noon. Ends April 25. Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th St., Homestead. Details: (305) 230-7275 or www.nps.gov/bisc.
A TASTE OF THE EAST
Learn about the exotic vegetables and spices used and the techniques needed to make authentic Vietnamese food. Recipes will be distributed and step-by-step explanations will be given on the preparation of several dishes. After tasting, the fun will conclude with a tour of an Asian grocery and an explanation of goods and products. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead. $25. Details: (305) 247-5727 or www.fruitandspicepark.org.
Take part in this "Relay for Life" celebrating the lives of those touched by cancer. The day-long event will feature food and entertainment while raising funds for cancer research. Noon. Baptist Lakeside, 8900 N Kendall Drive, Kendall. Details: (305) 594-4363 ext. 2847 or www.relayforlife.org/ekfl.
FINDING INNER PEACE
Fruit and Spice Park is offering an introductory workshop on meditation and inner peace conducted by a Thai Buddhist monk at the Wat Buddharangsi Buddhist Temple. 1-3 p.m. Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead. $25. Details: (305) 247-5727 or www.fruitandspicepark.org.
The Community Partnerships for the Homeless hosts a 5k to raise for its programs. 7:30 a.m. Watson Island. $25 adults, $15 children. Details: www.runmiami.com.