Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on August 12, 2010
Whether you have visitors in town or are simply curious about area history, you’re bound to learn something on this four-hour Miami 101 van tour led by Miami-Dade County EcoAdventures staff. Includes stops to key area neighborhoods. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. A.D. Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., Coral Terrace. $60. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Explore North Miami’s Greynolds Park, Miami-Dade County’s second-oldest park, with a naturalist guide describing the area’s flora, fauna and history. 9 a.m. Greynolds Park, 17530 W Dixie Highway, North Miami. $3. Reservations recommended. Details: (305) 949-1741 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/greynolds.asp.
KAYAK THE KEY
Happen upon great blue herons, upside down jelly fish and spotted eagle rays by kayak on a guided tour of the forgotten natural side of Key Biscayne. 1:30-4 p.m. Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $44. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
PADDLE THE GABLES
Take in The City Beautiful’s memorable sites by water on a Historic Coral Gables Waterway Canoe Adventure. 9 a.m.-noon. A.D. Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., Coral Terrace. $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. Also 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) 945-3425 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/greynolds.asp.
FAIRCHILD FOR FREE
Admission to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is free every Sunday in August. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
The Coconut Grove Business Improvement District’s Finance Committee meets. 4 p.m. Coconut Grove Business Improvement District office, 3390 Mary St., suite 133, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 461-5506 or www.miamigov.com.
The City of Miami Arts and Entertainment Council meets. Noon. Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 860-3823 or www.miamigov.com.
Miami-Dade County’s The Review Committee meets. 9-10 a.m. Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., 19th floor, main conference room, Miami. Details: (305) 375-3127 or www.miamidade.gov/sba.
Miami-Dade County Small Business Advisory Board meets 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Downtown Government Center, 111 NW First St., 19th floor, main conference room, Miami. Details: (305) 375-3181 or www.miamidade.gov/sba.