Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on August 6, 2009
Learn how to create your own palm garden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens. Palm instructors will guide participants through the selection of the small-scale container palms, discuss the care of palms and talk about palm-garden design. 7-9 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $25 members, $40 others. Details: (305) 667-1651 ext. 3322 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
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.
WALKING THE ESTATE
Take a 1½-mile hike through tropical hardwood forests and across one of the last remaining 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 dark. 7-8:30 p.m. 22301 SW 162nd Ave., Aladdin City. $6. Details: (305) 242-7688 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Join Deering Estate naturalists for a nighttime prowl of the 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.
Join other volunteers during this family friendly cleanup of Arcola Park. The activities for the day include cleaning up playground equipment, removing weeds and trash from the surrounding areas and pressure cleaning the sidewalks. 9 a.m.-Noon. Arcola Park, 1680 NW 87th St., El Portal. Details: (305) 835-7987 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Learn how to take advantage of free, non-chlorinated rainwater to irrigate your garden using rain barrels. The 55-gallon containers can capture and provide enough rainwater to cover a 240-square-foot garden. 10 a.m.-Noon. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16702 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $45. Reservation required. Details: (305) 248-3311, ext. 242 or www.miamidade.gov.
The Bayfront Park Management Trust hosts free weekly yoga classes downtown. 6-7:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. 9-10:15 a.m. Saturdays. Bayfront Park, 301 N Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 358-7550 or www.bayfrontparkmiami.com.
Join the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce’s cultural affairs council for a stroll through the Village of Merrick Park. 6-8 p.m. 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Barnacle Historic State Park is hosting yoga classes on the lawn opposite Biscayne Bay. 6-7:15 p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove. $13. Details: (305) 442-6866 or www.floridastateparks.org/TheBarnacle.