Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on August 6, 2009
The Miami Children’s Museum offers "Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog." The 2,500-square-foot bilingual exhibit transports visitors to the homes of Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and all of the residents of Birdwell Island, where they engage in activities that foster social and emotional development. Ends Oct. 11. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island. Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
CULTURE FOR KIDS
The Miami Children’s Museum shows original paintings and sculptures by Alex Yanes. "Majestic Beauties" features bold, vivid images of Florida animals that are either on the endangered- or threatened-species lists. Ends Aug. 30. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island. Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
PIRATES OF MIAMI
The Miami Seaquarium is offering an adventure for the whole family during its "Buccaneer Summer" with daily performances by the Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean. Performers will sail 30 feet in the air while kids can play on an inflatable pirate ship slide called "The Kraken." Ends Aug. 16. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Virginia Key. Details: www.miamiseaquarium.com.
During the Deering Estate’s summer camp, kids can learn about history, archaeology and nature through hands-on activities guided by the estate’s naturalists. 10-day sessions. Ends Aug. 14. $375. Five-day session Aug.17-21. $188. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
The Roxy Theatre Group hosts summer classes in drama, singing, dance, costuming, production, stage makeup and more for children 5 to 17. The camp will also include field trips to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Actors’ Playhouse and the Environmental Center. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Ends Aug. 14. Roxy Theatre Group, 1645 SW 107th Ave., Sweetwater. Details: (305) 226-0030 or www.roxypac.com.
The Miami City Ballet School will hold auditions for children ages 7 and up who are interested in studying ballet. 5 p.m. Miami City Ballet, 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 929-7000 or www.miamicityballet.org.
Books & Books hosts Denise Lenier as she shows elementary-school-age kids the fun and freedom in writing poetry. Ms. Lanier is a writing professor at Broward College and the founder of Word Play, a poetry-in-the-schools project. 11 a.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.