Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on May 20, 2010
Learn the postures and breathing exercises of yoga to improve wellbeing and body strength. 6-7:30 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $60 for 6 weeks. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Baptist Health South Florida holds its 15th annual Baptist Tour of the Gables 5k. Incorporates Coral Gables sites along the way, beginning and ending at the historic city hall. 7:30 a.m. Merrick Park in front of City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables. $15-$35. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.teamfootworks.org.
Cruise to Indian Key in a Miami-Dade County eco-van with a naturalist guide to Indian Key, the first government seat in the county. Explore the island by canoe, snorkel its clear waters and surrounding reefs and hike by foot, all while learning about the area’s history. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. A.D. Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., Coral Terrace. $85. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Learn about dangerous critters in South Florida, from poisonous plants and marine life to dangerous snakes and stinging insects. Presented by Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department. 9 a.m.-noon. Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead. $25. Details: (305) 247-5727 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Canoe historic Coral Gables’ waterway as naturalist guides take you back in time to the days of George Merrick and construction of the Biltmore Hotel. 9 a.m.-noon. A.D. Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., Coral Gables. $33. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Catch an up-close glimpse of wading birds and other wildlife on a guided kayak exploration of the Oleta River and its mangrove-lined creeks. Included is an opportunity to visit an archeological site where Tequesta Indians lived more than 2,000 years ago. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. East Greynolds Northeast Regional Dog Park, 16700 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach. $25. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/greynolds.asp.